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: British Comedies: Whisky Galore!

starring Basil Radford
Joan Greenwood.
1943 and the Island of Todday is an island of despair - marooned without whisky. But when a ship is wrecked, the islanders learn that the cargo is whisky.
Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK (Blackandwhite)
('The Man in the White Suit' tomorrow at 11.55am.)
0 FILMS: page 24


Unknown: Basil Radford
Unknown: Joan Greenwood.
Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: Angus MacPhail
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Alexander MacKendrick
Capt Waggett: Basil Radford
Mrs Waggett: Catherine Lacey
Sgt Odd: Bruce Seaton
Peggy: Joan Greenwood
Joseph: Wylie Watson
Catriona: Gabrielle Blunt
George: Gordon Jackson
Mrs Campbell: Jean Cadell
Dr MacLaren: James Robertson Justice
Biffer: Morland Graham
: Sammv Johngregson

: A Dream of Poppies

Narrated by Magnus Magnusson.
A unique film account of Tibetan Buddhism in full bloom, made by plant collectors
Major George Sherriff and Frank Ludlow. Film editor JOCK CLARK Producer DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Unknown: Major George Sherriff
Unknown: Frank Ludlow.
Producer: David Martin

: Jobson's Choice

Richard Jobson picks the best of this year's pop music from The Garden Party.
Joining him at the Glasgow International Garden
Festival are Aztec Camera, Midge Ure , Yazz, Climie Fisher , Fairground
Attraction, Voice of the Beehive, Tanita Tikaram , Deacon Blue , Hue and Cry and Gail Anne Dorsey. Editor DAVID MARTIN Producer MAY MILLER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Midge Ure
Unknown: Climie Fisher
Unknown: Tanita Tikaram
Unknown: Deacon Blue
Unknown: Gail Anne Dorsey.
Editor: David Martin

: News

Weather followed by Showreel 88 with Tony Robinson. A professional sound recordist and a dubbing mixer reveal some of the tricks of the trade, and an amateur animator describes how he made a film on a shoestring. (e)


Unknown: Tony Robinson.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Women of Our Century

Britain's first abstract artist, Paule Vezeley , interviewed by Germaine Greer. Eaitor DAVID ELLIOT Producer


Artist: Paule Vezeley
Interviewed By: Germaine Greer.
Unknown: David Elliot
Unknown: Louise Panton

: The 1988 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

The Home of the Future
The 159th annual course for young people in five programmes.
The isolated hut lit by an open fire has become the modern home of telephones, television and soft lights. But there's more ...
1: Appliance Science
Professor Gareth Roberts, FRS, conducts his audience from the oil lamp and the cooking range through modern appliances to the future of cooking and lighting using novel methods.

: Jack High

Woolwich Masters
Bowls Tournament
In tonight's match Australian newcomer Ian Schuback meets Stephen Rees of Wales, last year's Masters bronze medallist. David Vine and David Rhys Jones report from Beach House Park, Worthing.


Unknown: Ian Schuback
Unknown: Stephen Rees
Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: David Rhys Jones

: Bogart: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

also starring
Walter Huston and Tim Holt.
In this fine adaptation of B. TRAVEN 's novel, Humphrey Bogart gives a memorable performance as the most bitter of a trio of itinerant
Americans caught up in the Mexican gold rush. Huston received Oscars for screenplay and direction, and his father Walter won Best
Supporting Actor in the part of the grizzled prospector.
Screenplay by JOHN HUSTON Produced by HENRY BLANKE Directed by JOHN HUSTON
('To Have and Have Not' tomorrow at 6.00pm)
0 FILMS: page 24


Unknown: Walter Huston
Unknown: Tim Holt.
Unknown: B. Traven
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: John Huston
Produced By: Henry Blanke
Directed By: John Huston
Dobbs: Humphrey Bogart
Howard: Walter Huston
Curtin: Tim Holt
Cody: Bruce Bennett
McCormick: Barton MacLane
'White suit': John Huston

: Baryshnikov Dances Balanchine

An Evening at the American Ballet Theatre. with Mikhail Baryshnikov In this second programme, the celebrated Russian dancer presents his company in two ballets choreographed by GEORGE BALANCHINE. Apollo
Music IGOR STRAVINSKY Apollo, created in 1928, was Balanchine's first collaboration with Stravinsky. It marks a turning point in 20th-century ballet, reaffirming the classical tradition.
Apollo ..MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV Terpsichore, Muse of Dance
Polyhymnia, Muse of Mime
Calliope, Muse of Poetry
Who Cares?
Adapted and orchestrated by HERSHY KAY.
The company ends the evening with this joyful ballet to the Broadway standards of the 20s and 30s. (Gaiete Parisienne, Friday 7.40pm)

: The French and Saunders Christmas Special

A Christmas special, very special, very Christmas, and you get ten minutes more for your money. Full of comedyness, gorgeousness and general all-round lovely snowy Christmasness. Starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Featuring Raw Sex with George Avory , Ed Bishop , Max Gold , Eileen Page , Ellen Thomas and Simon Brint ,
Kathy Burke , Harriet Thorpe. Special guests
Alison Moyet , Kevin Godley , Paula Yates.
Costume designer SHARON LEWIS
Design HARRY BANKS, GRAEME STORY Produced and directed by GEOFF POSNER
0 FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders.
Unknown: George Avory
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Max Gold
Unknown: Eileen Page
Unknown: Ellen Thomas
Unknown: Simon Brint
Unknown: Kathy Burke
Unknown: Harriet Thorpe.
Unknown: Alison Moyet
Unknown: Kevin Godley
Unknown: Paula Yates.
Written By: Dawn French
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Music: Simon Brint
Unknown: Nicky Hinkley
Designer: Jan Sewell
Designer: Sharon Lewis
Directed By: Geoff Posner

: Francis Coppola's The Cotton Club

starring Richard Gere Diane Lane
Gregory Hines and Bob Hoskins.
Welcome to the Cotton Club, where the lords of the underworld hobnob with the cream of society. Where life and love and death are traded to the mfectious clicking of tap shoes and the soulful rise of a jazz cornet.
Welcome to Harlem - when Harlem was hot!
Francis Coppola 's dazzling kaleidoscope of romance, dance, music and murder is a vivid evocation of America in Prohibition - the height of the jazz age.
Screenplay by william KENNEDY and FRANCIS COPPOLA
Produced by ROBERT EVANS
(First showing on British television) • FILMS: page 24


Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Diane Lane
Unknown: Gregory Hines
Unknown: Bob Hoskins.
Unknown: Francis Coppola
Unknown: William Kennedy
Unknown: Francis Coppola
Produced By: Robert Evans
Directed By: Francis Coppola
Dixie Dwyer: Richard Gere
Sandman Williams: Gregory Hines
Vera Cicero: Diane Lane
Lila Rose: Lonette McKee
Owney Madden: Bob Hoskins
Dutch Schultz: James Remar
Vincent Dwyer: Nicolas Cage
Abbadabba Berman: Allen Garfield
Frenchy: Fred Gwynne
Tish Dwyer: Gwen Verdon
Frances: Lisa Jane Persky

: Weather

: Schalcken the Painter

A chilling tale of the supernatural, set in 17th-century Holland. Starring
Maurice Denham Jeremy Clyde
Cheryl Kennedy John Justin with the voice of Charles Gray.
From a story by SHERIDAN LEFANU.
'The dead and the living can never be one ... it is forbidden.'
When a rich and sinister stranger calls at the respectable home of master painter Gerrit Dou , a terrible bargain is struck, a beautiful woman is sold for money, and the lives of all in his household are marked forever.
The best of television THE GUARDIAN A beautiful, dark mystery. Unnervinglybrilliant.
Unnervingly THE SUNDAY TIMES ' Editor PAUL HUMFRESS Written and directed by LESLIE MEGAHEY (R)
('The Dark Angel' starts next Wednesday)


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Cheryl Kennedy
Unknown: John Justin
Unknown: Charles Gray.
Story By: Sheridan Lefanu.
Unknown: Gerrit Dou
Directed By: Leslie Megahey
Schalcken: Jeremy Clyde
Dou: Maurice Denham
Rose: Cheryl Kennedy
Vanderhausen: John Justin
'Lesbia: Val Penny
Brothel madame: Ann Tirard
Gentleman: Anthony Sharp
Coachman: Roy Evans
Goldsmith: Eric Francis

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