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Living with Past Technology

: Cricket: Test Match

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v Sri Lanka from Lord's
Final day
TONY LEWIS introduces live coverage of today's play.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Gran

Gran the Camper (R)

: Philomena

A See Saw programme with Johnny Ball (R)


Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Cricket: Test Match

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v Sri Lanka
Introduced by TONY LEWIS


Introduced By: Tony Lewis

: News

Weather followed by Sign Extra

: Northern Lights

In Turner's Footsteps
David Hill , art historian and author, talks about Turner's various tours around the country and visits some of his favourite locations. Producer JOHN GRAHAM BBC Leeds (R)


Unknown: David Hill
Producer: John Graham

: Italians

Ten portraits of Italians 9: The Sister of Spoleto
Sister Genoveffa Cali has been a nun for 35 years.
She is now a novice mistress in a small convent outside
Spoleto with six young girls in her charge. Narrated by Michael Pennington Written by DAVID WILLEY
Producer ANNE WEBBER (R)
(Final programme tomorrow, 2.30pm)


Unknown: Genoveffa Cali
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Written By: David Willey

: News

Weather followed by Ours to Keep
A series of six films
5: Defence of the Realm
Portsmouth Dockyard has been the home of the Royal Navy for 500 years. HMS
Warrior has been brought there to join the Mary Rose and HMS Victory, creating the most important naval heritage centre in the world. Shipwright Brian Patterson insists that the docks and the skills of the craftsmen are just as fascinating as the great ships.


Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Brian Patterson
Producer: Margaret Benton

: Northern Arts

The RSC Tour
A look behind the scenes as the Royal Shakespeare
Touring Company prepare to set up their mobile stage at a sports centre in Cumbria. Producer SUE DURKAN BBC Newcastle

: Cricket: Test Match

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Sri Lanka
Introduced by TONY LEWIS
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths

: John Wayne in Wake of the Red Witch

also starring Gail Russell
An exciting period adventure set in the East Indies ends this John Wayne season. When the enigmatic
Captain Rails scuttles the Red Witch and its cargo of gold, crewman Sam Rosen gets caught up in the quarrel between Rails and the ship's owner, Sidneye - a quarrel involving the quest for a fortune in Polynesian pearls, and the love of a beautiful woman.
Screenplay by HARRY BROWN and KENNETH GAMET Based on the novel by GARLAND ROARK
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Gail Russell
Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Sam Rosen
Unknown: Harry Brown
Novel By: Garland Roark
Directed By: Edward Ludwig
Captain Rails: John Wayne
Angelique Desaix: Gail Russell
Sam Rosen: Gig Young
Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye: Luther Adler
Teleia Van Schreeven: Adele Mara
Ripper: Paul Fix
Harmenszoom Van Schreeven: Eduard Franz
Captain Wilde Younguer: Grant Withers
Jacques Desaix: Henry Daniell
Captain Munsey: Dennis Hoey
Mr Loring: Jeff Corey
Dokter Van Arken: Erskine Sanford
Ua Nuka: Duke Kahanamoku

: Floyd on Britain and Ireland

The old kingdom of Northumbria is famous for its strong links with early Christianity, windswept beaches, lonely moorlands and the invention of the kipper.
Inspired by the majestic sight of Hadrian's Wall, modest and unassuming gastronaut Keith Floyd prepares a dish the Romans might have cooked some 2,000 years ago - a simple but tasty stew of pork, root vegetables, wine and herbs. After one mouthful it's possible to imagine the legionnaires huddled in their Armani togas under frosty skies dreaming of Rome. Video cameraman
Dubbing mixer STUART GREIG Videotape editor MIKE FOREN
0 FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: Richard Elliott
Unknown: Stuart Greig
Editor: Mike Foren

: Brass Tacks

A Candyfloss Code
Most of Britain's fairgrounds are breaking safety codes. That's the alarming conclusion of tonight's Brass Tacks. Four years after the introduction of a code of practice designed to make fairgrounds safer, serious accidents are on the increase. Last year alone, four people died and 45 suffered serious injuries in fairgrounds and leisure parks.
At the height of the holiday season, Jackie Spreckley toured Britain with the man who helped draw up the Fairground Safety Code examining safety standards at funfairs.
Their findings raise serious questions about the operation and maintenance of some of Britain's most popular family attractions. Assistant producer DEBRA PRINSELAAR


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Producer: Debra Prinselaar
Producer: Dianne Nelmes

: George Washington

The last in a six-part drama series starring with 1780 - the war drags on. Lord Cornwallis is marching his army north from Georgia, while General Clinton holds New York City for the British. Meanwhile
Washington implores General Rochambeau,
Commander of the French expedition force, to send the French fleet from the West Indies to America.
Written and produced by RICHARD FIELDER
Based on the biography by JAMES THOMAS FLEXNER
Directed by BUZZ KULIK (R)


Produced By: Richard Fielder
Unknown: James Thomas Flexner
Directed By: Buzz Kulik
George Washington: Barry Bostwick
Sally Fairfax: Jaclyn Smith
Martha Washington: Patty Duke Astin
Will Fairfax: David Dukes
John Adams: Hal Holbrook
Gen Stark: Robert Stack
Horatio Gates: Jeremy Kemp
Benedict Arnold: Stephen MacHt
General Knox: Farnham Scott
Alexander Hamilton: Robert Schenkkan
Capt John Laurens: Kevin Conroy
Capt Tilghman: Josh Clark
Lafayette: Phillip Casnoff
Von Steuben: Kurt Knudson
Lord Comwllis: John Horton
Gen Clinton: Barry Ingham
Gen Rochambeau: Louis Turenne

: Forth Fiesta

The fifth of six programmes
Forth Fiesta is without doubt the most controversial television programme in living memory.
This week the controversy continues with an in-depth report on the highly controversial Television Festival, which this year deals with that hot potato, 'Do programmes matter?' And the dangerously subversive Muriel Gray will also investigate a German play by film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the controversy and highly-charged debate surrounding music in the official festival. (Final programme Friday, 10.15pm)


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

: Cricket: Test Match

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Sri Lanka from Lord's
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the final day's play.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Open University

Resources for Learning


Producer: Suzanne Campbell-Jones

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