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: Mr Attenborough and Mr Gandhi

Jenny Barraclough was given unique access to the location shooting of Gandhi in India; she recorded the behind the scenes effort that went into some of the most ambitious scenes ever filmed for the cinema.
Richard Attenborough himself, Ben Kingsley who plays Gandhi, as well as John Mills , Candice Bergen,
Martin Sheen and Geraldine James all contribute. Editor GRAHAM SHIPHAM
('Gandhi' tonight at 7.30pm on BBC1)


Unknown: Jenny Barraclough
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Martin Sheen
Unknown: Geraldine James
Producer: Jenny Barraclough

: The Five Pennies

- starring Danny Kaye with Barbara Bel Geddes Louis Armstrong. When Loring 'Red'
Nichols, a brash young cornet player, arrives in 1920s New York to join
Will Paradise's orchestra, his ambition is to go much further - to form a band of his own.
Danny Kaye stars as the great Dixieland cornettist in this colourful recreation of the Jazz Age.
Screenplay by JACK ROSE and MELVILLE SHAVELSEN based on a story by ROBERT SMITH Produced by JACK ROSE
0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Story By: Robert Smith
Produced By: Jack Rose
Directed By: Melville Shavelson
Loring 'Red' Nichols: Danny Kaye
Bobbie Meredith: Barbara Bel Geddes
Louis Armstrong: Himself
Will Paradise: Bob Crosby
Tony Valani: Harry Guardino
Dorothy (aged 12-14): Susan Gordon
Tommy Eden: Valerie Allen
Jimmy Dorsey: Ray Anthony

: Postman Pat: Pat Takes a Message

A See-Saw programme.

The Reverend Timms has to be stopped from catching the train to London. But it proves a tall order for Pat to catch up with him, even with the help of Miss Hubbard's bicycle.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Songs of Praise


: The Natural World: The Forgotten Garden

Once glorious with exotic blooms, an abandoned Oxfordshire garden is repossessed by nature. The gardener has gone and in his absence the manicured lawn, borders, and trellises have been choked by a jungle of bindweed, nettles and ivy. But there is order here - no plagues of pests as predators and prey exist in uneasy harmony. Unsprayed and unharmed, new life flourishes. Spindly harvestmen, designed to inspire the creators of science fantasy forage for carrion, wasps construct paper nests, slow-worms engage in sinuous embrace, and bank voles play hide-and-seek with the farm cat. Written and narrated by Barry Paine.
BBC Bristol (R)


Writer/Narrator: Barry Paine
Film Editor: Peter Simkins
Producer: Michael Bright

: Timewatch

Albert, Prince Consort A special programme presented by John Tusa about the life and historical reputation of Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria.
From Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, designed by Albert for his family, the many different sides of his remarkable character are brought into focus.
Albert the foreigner - his upbringing in Coburg, the tiny German principality where he was born.
Albert the reformer - his belief in improving public services.
Albert the instigator of the Great Exhibition - the biggest triumph of his life and Albert the politician - his huge and controversial influence on British politics. Executive producer TIM GARDAM Editor BRUCE NORMAN (R)


Presented By: John Tusa
Producer: Tim Gardam
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Four Sacred Pieces

(Quattro Pezzi Sacri) by GIUSEPPE VERDI
1: Ave Maria. 2: Stabat Mater
3: Laudi alia Vergine Maria 4: Te Deum
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Odette Jones (soprano) conducted by Andrew Davis Recorded in Gloucester Cathedral Lighting LEN STEPHENS Sound GEOFF ATKINS


Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi
Unknown: Vergine Maria
Soprano: Odette Jones
Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Producer: J. Mervyn

: World Figure Skating Gala

Paris. Barry Davies introduces the exhibition routines from the informal climax to the World Championships at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy. Television presentation A2F. France Assistant producer ELLEN DAWSON
Executive producer JIM RESIDE


Introduces: Paris. Barry Davies
Producer: Ellen Dawson
Producer: Jim Reside

: DEF II Depeche Mode: the Story of 101

On 18 June 1988, Depeche
Mode played the Rose-Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, to a capacity crowd of 75,000 fans. This programme is a candid look at the band and their fans as they trek across
America and includes a rare insight into the work of film maker D. A. Pennebaker who recorded on film this epic event - the 101st gig of their world tour.
Including live performances of Things You Said, Never Let Me Down Again, People Are People, Everything Counts. Director FIZZ OUVER Producer NEIL FERRIS


Unknown: D. A. Pennebaker
Editor: Janet Street Porter

: Walt Disney's Night Crossing

I starring John Hurt
Jane Alexander Beau Bridges
Glynnis O'Connor. After young Lucas Keller is shot dead trying to get from East to West Germany,
Peter Strelzyk becomes determined that he and his family will escape. With the help of his son's physics textbooks,
Peter devises a bold plan - to cross the border by hot air balloon! This exciting adventure tells the true story of two families who risked their lives in a desperate bid for freedom.
Screenplay by JOHN MCGREEVEY Produced by TOM LEETCH
Directed by DELBERT MANN 0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Jane Alexander
Unknown: Beau Bridges
Unknown: Glynnis O'Connor.
Unknown: Lucas Keller
Unknown: Peter Strelzyk
Unknown: John McGreevey
Produced By: Tom Leetch
Directed By: Delbert Mann
Peter Strelzyk: John Hurt
Doris Strelzyk: Jane Alexander
Frank Strelzyk: Doug McKeon
Fitscher Strelzyk: Keith McKeon
Gunter Wetzel: Beau Bridges
Petra Wetzel: Glynnis O'Connor
'Little' Peter Wetzel: Geoffrey Ltesik
Andreas Wetzel: Michael Uesik
Joseph Keller: Ian Bannen
Magda Keller: Anne Stallybrass
Lucas Keller: Matthew Taylor
Kurt: Klaus Lowrrsch
Maj Koerner: Gunter Meisner
Zeigler: Sky Dumont

: Falstaff

VERDI'S last opera, to a libretto by BOITO, in Peter Stein 's highly-acclaimed production for Welsh National Opera.
Before the performance, Peter Adam talks to Peter Stein about his approach to the opera. (bass-baritone)
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera conducted by Richard Armstrong
Costume designer MOIDELE BICKEL Set designer LUCIO FANTI
Videotape editor JON EVERETT
Subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE Stage and television direction by PETER STEIN
A BBC Wales production in association with REGINA ZIEGLER FILMPRODUKTION.


Unknown: Peter Stein
Talks: Peter Adam
Unknown: Peter Stein
Conducted By: Richard Armstrong
Designer: Moidele Bickel
Designer: Lucio Fanti
Producer: Cljve Bennett
Editor: Jon Everett
Unknown: Peter Stein
Unknown: Regina Ziegler
Falstaff: Donald Maxwell (baritone)
Alice: Suzanne Murphy (soprano)
Ford: David Malis (baritone)
Nannetta: Nuccia Focile (soprano)
Fenton: Laurence Dale (tenor)
Mistress Quickly: Cynthia Buchan
Meg: Wendy Verco
Dr Caius: Peter Bronder (tenor)
Bardolfo: John Harris (tenor)
Pisola: Geoffrey Moses
Robin: Luke Mumford

: The Appointments of Dennis Jennings

written by STEVEN WRIGHT and MIKE ARMSTRONG starring
Steven Wright and Rowan Atkinson
Feeling paranoid,
Dennis Jennings takes the advice of his girlfriend and visits Dr Schooner, a psychiatrist. Dennis has important questions that need answering: how do Venetian blinds work?
Who invented boats?
This film has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. Executive producers
A NOEL GAY TELEVISION production in association with Schooner PRODUCTIONS, HBO for BBC2
('The 1989 Oscars' on Thursday at 9.00pm)


Written By: Steven Wright
Written By: Mike Armstrong
Unknown: Steven Wright
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Dennis Jennings
Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Paula Mazur
Dennis Jennings: Steven Wright
Dr Schooner: Rowan Atkinson
Emma: Laurie Metcalf

: The Cry

The last of five programmes. The Cry of Humanity by DAVID BEDFORD
David Bedford creates a music video which takes an unblinking look at the savagery and distress the world has inflicted on itself. Yet he sees grounds for optimism: his work culminates in a joyfully affirmative setting of The Lord Is My Shepherd.
With Carol Kenyon , the men's voices of the BBC Singers and the Barnet Schools Choir.


Unknown: Carol Kenyon
Unknown: Richard Merrick
Unknown: Roland Herrington
Producer: Stephen Whittle
Producer: Jonathan Fulford

: Repo Man

I starring
Emilio Estevez
Harry Dean Stanton.
Otto is just an average American kid. Fired from his supermarket job, he joins forces with a car repossession company, enjoying the thrills of road chases, sex, drugs and urban violence. Meanwhile, a crazed scientist is driving a Chevy
Malibu towards Los Angeles, carrying a mysterious and lethal load in the trunk. Soon the Chevy becomes the prize of all the local repo men.... Alex Cox 's cult movie, a science-fiction thriller with a punk flavour, is being shown in a special version approved by the director featuring scenes not previously shown in Britain.
Written and directed by ALEX cox (First showing on British television) (Alex Cox returns to introduce a new series of 'Moviedrome' later in the year)
0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Emilio Estevez
Unknown: Harry Dean Stanton.
Unknown: Alex Cox
Produced By: Jonathan Wacks
Produced By: Peter McCarthy
Directed By: Alex Cox
Unknown: Alex Cox
OttO: Emilio Estevez
Bud: Harry Dean Stanton
Miller: Tracey Walter
Leila: Olivia Barash
Lite: Sy Richardson
Agent Rogersz: Susan Barner
J Frank Parnell: Fox Harris
Oly: Tom Finnegan
Lagarto: Del Zamora
Napo: Eddie Velez
Kevin: Zander Schloss
Debbi: Jennifer Balgobin
Duke: Dick Rude
Archie: Michael Sandoval
Marlene: Vonetta McGee

: Elvis Costello in ...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Spike A Late Show special.
Elvis Costello , formerly known as 'pop's Mister
Angry' spills the beans about his strange encounter with 'Spike the beloved entertainer' and the record he was forced to make to celebrate the event. In a no-holds-barred interview with The Late Show's Tracy MacLeod , Costello comes clean about his years of rock 'n' roll madness, the dark secret of a roving singer-songwriter, and the true identity of the mysterious Spike.
Director JOHN BUSH


Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Tracy MacLeod
Director: John Bush
Producer: Graham Smith

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