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: Comedy Matinee: The Mexican Spitfire Out West

starring Lupe Velez Leon Errol.
More comic adventures with the fair Carmelita. This time she's in Reno faking a divorce so Dennis will take more notice of her.
Screenplay by CHARLES E. ROBERTS and JACK TOWNLEY
Produced by CLIFF REID , LEE MARCUS Directed by LESLIE GOODWINS
(First showing on British television)
('Getting Gertie's 's Garter' tomorrow at 12 noon)
0 FILMS: page 24

Contributors

Unknown: Lupe Velez
Unknown: Leon Errol.
Unknown: Charles E. Roberts
Unknown: Jack Townley
Produced By: Cliff Reid
Directed By: Leslie Goodwins
Carmelita: Lupe Velez
Uncle Matt/Lord Epping: Leon Errol
Dennis: Donald Woods
Aunt Della: Elizabeth Risdon
Chumley: Cecil Kellaway

: Fingermouse

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Under Sail

Autumn on Lough Erne
Lough Erne Yachting Club in Northern Ireland has a fleet of one of the oldest 'one-designs'. It also keeps a flotilla of modem racing cruisers.
At a recent autumn regatta, both classes took part in races on Lough Erne.
Narrator Tom Salmon Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Narrator: Lough Erne.
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: News

Weather followed by Lost City of the Incas David Drew follows in the Incas's footsteps to find ancient Vilcabamba, the last Inca capital.
Producer ANNA BENSON-GYLES

Contributors

Unknown: David Drew
Producer: Anna Benson-Gyles

: News

Weather followed by Wild World
Pelican Delta
Narrated by Barry Paine. The Danube, has formed a vast delta on the Black Sea.
Today, this last stronghold of the white pelican has a precarious existence on the edge of industrialised Europe.
Directed and photographed by ALAN MCGREGOR
Producer PAUL REDDISH BBC Bristol
(First shown in 'The Natural World

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Paine.
Unknown: Alan McGregor
Producer: Paul Reddish

: Favourite Things

John Mortimer , barrister, broadcaster, dramatist and best-selling author, celebrated his 60th birthday in 1983. To mark the occasion, Roy Plomley visited him at home to find out what gives him most pleasure. (R)

Contributors

Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Laurel and Hardy: Beau Chumps

Contributors

Director: James Horne
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Perfect Strangers

starring
A Christmas
Story Larry fills Balki's head with wonder at the prospect of Christmas with the Appleton family, but a snowbound airport has a way of spoiling that seasonal feeling.... Written by DALE MCRAVEN Directed by JOEL ZWICK (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Story Larry
Written By: Dale McRaven
Directed By: Joel Zwick
Balki: Bronson Pinchot
Larry: Mark Linn-Baker
Twinkacetti: Ernie Sabella

: Film 88

: DEFII Mission Impossible

When danger threatens, a team of daring undercover agents prove mat their missions are anything but.... Doomsday
The future of world peace is under the hammer as the IMF bid to foil the auction of a secretly manufactured hydrogen bomb.
Writtenby JOHN MOXEY
Directed by LAURENCE HEATH (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Writtenby John Moxey
Directed By: Laurence Heath

: Reportage

Pre-Christmas episode of DEFirs current affairs magazine programme, with contentious issues, live debates, fashion, sport and music news. There's a phone poll for you to decide on subjects that matter and a reaction line, [number removed]for you to ring with your opinions on specific subjects. Series produers
SHARON AL1, RACHEL PURNELL Executive producer
JANET STREET PORTER BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Purnell
Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Barney: Greg Morris
Cinnamon: Barbara Bain
Rollin: Martin Landau
Willy: Peter Lupus

: Minnelli on Minnelli

Liza Remembers Vincente
Vincente Minnelli was one of Hollywood's great directors, a visual stylist whose love of colour, painting and design created such memorable films as Meet Me in St Louis, An American in Paris, The Band Wagon, Lust for Life and Gigi. In 1945 he married Judy Garland , and their partnership produced not only great movies but a talented daughter,
Liza Minnelli introduces the story of her father, illustrated by many glorious clips from his films, some of which will be featured in a special Christmas season. Written, produced and directed by RICHARD SCHICKEL
(The season of films directed by Vincente Minnelli starts tonight with 'The Band Wagon' at 11.35pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Liza Remembers Vincente
Unknown: Vincente Minnelli
Unknown: Judy Garland
Introduces: Liza Minnelli
Directed By: Richard Schickel
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli

: Alas Sage and Onion

starring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones and among their guests Lindsay Duncan Clive Mantle Tony Slattery
Geoff McGivern and the Foxes.
Smith and Jones come in from the cold and offer you a bulging Christmas stocking stuffed with traditional goodies for all the family.
Written by CLIVE ANDERSON .
MORAY HUNTER. JOHN DOCHERTY.
ROBIN DRISCOLL. ROGER PLANER. ABI GRANT. JOCKEYS OF NORFOLK. LAURIE ROWLEY. GRIFF RHYS JONES.
JAMIE RIX. NICK WILTON. PAUL SMITH. TERRY KYAN
Original music by PETER BREWIS Costume designer DENISE SIMMONS
Lighting director JOHN TREAYS Designer ROBIN TARSNANE Director JOHN KILBY Producer JAMIE RIX
A TALKBACK production for BBCtv 'Alas Smith and Jones including: Kray- Tel. News for the Elderly ... AndNowtheFootballResults, A Sketch about Being Sick, But First the Headlines and A Song in Aid of Starving Has-Beens. Record/Cassette; REBIZCF 527, price £5.99 available from retailers.
0 FEATURE: page 8

Contributors

Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Lindsay Duncan
Unknown: Clive Mantle
Unknown: Tony Slattery
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Written By: Cuve Anderson
Unknown: John Docherty.
Unknown: Robin Driscoll.
Unknown: Roger Planer.
Unknown: Jamie Rix.
Unknown: Nick Wilton.
Unknown: Paul Smith.
Music By: Peter Brewis
Designer: Denise Simmons
Director: John Treays
Designer: Robin Tarsnane
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Jamie Rix

: Sweet Dreams

starring
Jessica Lange Ed Harris
Ann Wedgeworth. The life of country and western star
— Patsy Cline was full of drama and tragedy.
She meets Charlie who seems to offer her the love she needs - but before long her success and his drinking prove a fatal combination. This acclaimed biography features a soundtrack of original songs and superlative performances by Jessica Lange and Ed Harris.
Screenplay by ROBERT GETCHELL Produced by BERNARD SCHWARTZ Directed by KAREL REISZ
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 24
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Contributors

Unknown: Jessica Lange
Unknown: Ed Harris
Unknown: Ann Wedgeworth.
Unknown: Patsy Cline
Unknown: Jessica Lange
Unknown: Ed Harris.
Unknown: Robert Getchell
Produced By: Bernard Schwartz
Directed By: Karel Reisz
Patsy Cline: Jessica Lange
Charlie Dick: Ed Harris
Hilda Hensley: Ann Wedgeworth
Randy: David Clennon
Gerald Cline: James Staley
Woodhouse: Gary Basaraba
Otis: John Goodman
Wanda: J Soles
Girl singer: Terri Gardner
Sylvia Hensley: Caitlin Kelch
John Hensley: Robert L Dasch

: Weather

: Minnelli Directs The Band Wagon

Tonight starring Fred Astaire Cyd Charisse
Jack Buchanan. Hollywood star
Tony Hunter has not made a movie for three years.
But with a little persuasion from his friends, he agrees to take the lead in a new
Broadway show, with comic and tuneful results.
Story and screenplay by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN Songs by HOWARD DIETZ and ARTHUR SCHWARTZ
Produced by ARTHUR FREED
Directed by VINCENTE MINNELLI ('The Bad and the Beautiful' tomorrow at 11.25pm)
0 FILMS: page 24

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Jack Buchanan. Hollywood
Unknown: Tony Hunter
Unknown: Betty Comden
Songs By: Howard Dietz
Songs By: Arthur Schwartz
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli
Tony Hunter: Fred Astaire
Gaby: Cyd Charisse
Cordova: Jack Buchanan
Lester Marton: Oscar Levant
Lily Marton: Nanette Fabray
Paul Byrd: James Mitchell
Hal Benton: Robert Gist








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