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: Francis

Donald O'Connor Patricia Medina and Francis Life gets complicated for Lt Peter Stirling when he meets Francis
- for Francis is a talking GI mule. The pair become best pals, as the army reels in the wake of their hilarious escapades.
Screenplay by DAVID STERN , based on his own novel
Produced by ROBERT ARTHUR Directed by ARTHUR LUBIN (Black and white]
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Donald O'Connor
Unknown: Patricia Medina
Unknown: Francis Life
Unknown: Lt Peter Stirling
Unknown: David Stern
Produced By: Robert Arthur
Directed By: Arthur Lubin
Peter Stirling: Donald O'Connor
Maureen: Patricia Medina
Valerie Humpert: Zasu Pitts
Col Hooker: Ray Collins
Gen Stevens: John McIntire
Col Plepper: Eduard Franz
Major Nadel: Howland Chamberlin
Col Saunders: James Todd
Col Carmichael: Robert Warwick

: Network East

Presented by Shahnaz Pakraven , Sudha Kumari and Fatima Salaria
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR


Presented By: Shahnaz Pakraven
Presented By: Sudha Kumari
Director: Paul Freeman
Producer: John Wilcox

: Bette Davis in Old Acquaintance

Today, two of three films featuring the redoubtable screen great, in celebration of her 80th birthday.
With Miriam Hopkins. Bette Davis is a 'serious' novelist respected by the literary establishment, and Miriam Hopkins is her friend from childhood who becomes a successful pulp novelist.
Their years of rivalry lead to a surprising conclusion.
Screenplay by JOHN VAN DRUTEN and LENORE COFFEE, from the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN
Produced by HENRY BLANKE
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Miriam Hopkins.
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Miriam Hopkins
Unknown: John van Druten
Play By: John van Druten
Produced By: Henry Blanke
Directed By: Vincent Sherman
Katherine Marlowe: Bette Davis
Millie Drake: Miriam Hopkins
Rudd Kendall: Gig Young
Preston Drake: John Loder

: Bette Davis in The Corn Is Green

with John Dall
When Miss Moffat comes from London to live in the small house she has inherited in Glensamo, she is appalled at the ignorance and poverty of the Welsh villagers. Starting a school, in spite of opposition from the local squire, she is thrilled to discover a star pupil - until an unfortunate romance upsets her plans.
Screenplay by CASEY ROBINSON and FRANK CAVETT , based on the play by EMLYN WILLIAMS
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: John Dall
Unknown: Casey Robinson
Unknown: Frank Cavett
Play By: Emlyn Williams
Directed By: Irving Rapper
Miss Moffat: Bette Davis
Morgan Evans: John Dall
Bessie Watty: Joan Lorring
Squire: Nigel Bruce
Mr Jones: Rhys Williams
Mrs Watty: Rosalind Ivan
Miss Ronberry: Mildred Dunnock
Will Davis: Arthur Shields
Sarah Pugh: Gwenyth Hughes
Old Tom: Thomas Louden
Idwal: Billy Roy

: NewsView

Moira Stuart reads today's latest news and sport.
Plus a review of the week in pictures, with subtitles. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: The Sorrow and the Pity: The Choice

Former Resistance member Philippe Daudy introduces the final part of Marcel Ophuls's compelling documentary on the small French town of Clermont-Ferrand during the Second World War.
There were people in occupied France who 'never saw the Germans'. Others in the same town saw them everywhere. The choice was between resistance and collaboration.
Scenario and interviews by MARCEL OPHULS and ANDRE HARRIS
English version specially prepared by MARCEL OPHULS in collaboration with the BBC
Films: page 26


Introduces: Philippe Daudy
Unknown: Marcel Ophuls
Unknown: Andre Harris

: RIBA Gold Medal 1988

A few days ago the winner of the world's most prestigious award for architecture was announced by the Royal Institute of British
Architects. The short list included distinguished names from Italy, Japan, Holland, Egypt and the United States. This special programme eavesdrops at the deliberations in London and talks to the eventual winner of this coveted award. Producer JULIA MATHESON


Producer: Julia Matheson

: The Film Club: Celestial Visions

Monty Python star and former 'missionary' Michael Palin introduces two films that speculate on the hereafter.

Diane Keaton, star of Annie Hall and currently in Baby Boom, goes behind the camera in this provocative and hilarious look at the beyond. Interrupted with a myriad of crazy movie clips, she asks an assortment of real people such questions as 'Are you afraid to die?', 'What is God like?' and 'Is there sex in heaven?'
Following its acclaim at the Cannes and London Film Festivals, a chance to see this unique film for the first time on British television.

and at 11.20
A Matter of Life and Death
Starring David Niven, Roger Livesey, Kim Hunter
Squadron Leader Peter Carter should have been killed when he baled out over the Channel in 1945. But still alive after a miraculous escape, he falls in love with an American girl and resists the summons of a hallucinatory 'messenger' to take his rightful place in the next world...
This stunning fantasy, set partly on a Technicolor earth and partly in a black-and-white heaven, was written, produced and directed by one of the most successful partnerships in British film history - that of Michael Powell and the late Emeric Pressburger.
Films: page 26


Presenter (The Film Club): Michael Palin
Producer (Heaven): Joe Kelly
Interviewer/Director (Haven): Diane Keaton
Written, produced and directed by (A Matter of Life and Death): Michael Powell
Written, produced and directed by (A Matter of Life and Death): Emeric Pressburger
Peter Carter: David Niven
June: Kim Hunter
Bob: Robert Coote
Angel: Kathleen Byron
English pilot: Richard Attenborough
American pilot: Bonar Colleano
Chief recorder: Joan Maude
Conductor 71: Marius Goring
Dr Reeves: Roger Livesey
Vicar: Robert Atkins
Dr Gaertler: Bob Roberts
Dr McEwan: Edwin Max
Mrs Tucker: Betty Potter
Judge: Abraham Sofaer
Abraham Farlan: Raymond Massey

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