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: The Third Man

Starring Michael Rennie. Collectors Item
Directed by JULIAN AMYES (R)


Unknown: Michael Rennie.
Directed By: Julian Amyes

: Buck Rogers

Starring Buster Crabbe. 10: Broken Barriers


Unknown: Buster Crabbe.

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Starring Buster Crabbe. 10: The Death Mist


Unknown: Buster Crabbe.

: Fred and Ginger: Follow the Fleet

Song and dance man 'Bake'
Baker joins the navy when his girlfriend Sherry leaves him, but their romance is rekindled when the fleet docks.
('Top Hat', tomorrow at 9.35am)
0 FILMS: page 25


Music By: Irving Berun
Directed By: Mark Sandrich
'Bake' Baker: Fred Astaire
Sherry: Ginger Rogers
Bilge Smith: Randolph Scott
Showgirl: Betty Grable

: Herrag, the Herring Gull

Narrated by John King.
From the makers of Rush, the Fallow Deer. (R)
('Shaky the Red Fox', tomorrow at 11.10am)


Unknown: John King.

: A Year in the Life

Twenty Years On
David and Sonia had to get married. With David continually changing jobs, could there ever be a nice future?

: Bertha

The Great Painting Job
Animation director DEREK MOGFORD Designed and produced by IVOR WOOD (R)


Director: Derek Mogford

: The Historyman



Producer: Bryan McNerney

: Songs of Praise

: News

Weather followed by Country File

: Lady in Black

Con McCann and his traditional sailing boat. Producer BRUCE BATTEN BBC Northern Ireland (R)


Unknown: Con McCann

: News

Weather followed by 'Madness' in the Air
Display pilot Simon Meade. Producer HELEN EISLER
(First shoum in BBC South West)


Unknown: Simon Meade.
Producer: Helen Eisler

: Songs of Armenia

Last in a series featuring the Chilingirian String Quartet: Levon Chilingirian (violin) Mark Butler (violin)
Louise Williams (viola) and Philip De Groote (cello).


Violin: Levon Chilingirian
Violin: Mark Butler
Viola: Louise Williams

: Catchword

Anagram: kerb poem. Clue: Welsh town.
Answer: see today's programme!
Join contestants from all over
Britain as they pit their wits and verbal skills against
Bryan the computer, while host Paul Coia tries to ensure fair play.


Unknown: Paul Coia

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

5: Scales, Synthesisers and Samplers
Harpsichords, spinets, clavichords, pianos and synthesisers. They are all keyboards, but how are they related scientifically? In the fifth and final Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, Professor Charles Taylor traces the development of the modern keyboard and the contribution of computers to today's music. The lecture includes a demonstration at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop of how the signature tune was composed from a series of 'real sounds' using modern digital technology.


Presenter: Professor Charles Taylor

: Holiday 90


: DEF II :The Invisible Man

Starring David McCallum
' Pin Money '
An elderly lady bank book-keeper with a penchant for poker and unauthorised
'withdrawals' faces a jail term, and Dan Westin elects to help her. He comes up with a desperate plan to return the funds before the loss is uncovered.
Written by James D. Parriott Directed by Alan Levi (R)


Writer: James D. Parriott
Director: Alan Levi
Dr Daniel Westin: David McCallum
Kate Westin: Melinda Fee
Walter Carlson: Craig Stevens
Margaret Carlson: Helen Kleeb

: Fine Young Cannibals - Live

On stage at the Paramount
Concert Hall in Seattle, the Fine Young Cannibals drive their audience crazy with hit songs such as Good Thing and I'm Not the Man I Used to Be, which last year made them the hottest act on both sides of the Atlantic.
Producer SALLY NORRELL Director PETER CARE Propaganda Films


Producer: Sally Norrell
Director: Peter Care

: Double Dutch

The home of Double Dutch is Brooklyn, New York, where the girls rap, clap and even recite poems - all while skipping double ropes. Speed is everything when the Dynamic Forces skipping team slugs it out in a national contest to hit the maximum steps per minute.
A Capa/Canal + production

: Timewatch

The Man in the Iron Mask
Henry Lincoln investigates the story and separates historical fact from myth. Producer JONATHAN DENT Series editor ROY DAVIES BBC Elstree (R)


Unknown: Henry Lincoln
Editor: Roy Davies

: M*A*S*H

Mr and Mrs Who
Winchester is sure he had a great time in Tokyo, if he could only remember. (R)


Unknown: Mrs Who

: Arrivederci Millwall

By Nick Perry.
Billy Jarvis is preparing to lead his gang of hooligans to the 1982 World Cup in Spain when Argentina invades the Falkland Islands. This transforms a routine expedition into an unofficial task force. But behind the nationalist fervour lies a professional tragedy which drives Billy to plan his own personal revenge. This powerful and disturbing film is a prelude to a new series of ScreenPlay Firsts which features film-makers new to television.
Associate producer MARGARET ALLISON
Lighting camera ANDREW COLLINS Produced by JAKE LLOYD
A production by the National Film and Television School
('The Unkindest Cut'. tomorrow at


Unknown: Nick Perry.
Unknown: Billy Jarvis
Producer: Margaret Allison
Produced By: Jake Lloyd
Directed By: Charles McDougall
Billy Jarvis: Kevin O'Donohue
Cass: Sidney Cole
Kenno: Peter McNamara
Mal: Stephen Marcus
Terry: Tim Keen
Julie: Valerie Gogan
Bobby Jarvis: Bryen Lawrence
Harry: David Barrass

: 10 x 10

A tale of the supernatural by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Series producer COLIN ROSE Director DEREK DODD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Markheim: James Vaughan
Dealer: Oscar Quitak

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Weatherview

: Heavy Metal Heaven

The Def Leppard Story: Rock of Ages
Revealing interviews, rare concert footage and new songs. Produced and directed by JOHN WILFORD
A Grierson production for BBCtv


Directed By: John Wilford

: Detective Story

On the track of an illegal abortionist, Det Jim McLeod oversteps the mark and nearly kills the man.
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Det Jim McLeod
Directed By: William Wyler
Det James McLeod: Kirk Douglas
Mary McLeod: Eleanor Parker
Det Lou Brody: William Bendix
Shoplifter: Lee Grant
Det Dakis: Bert Freed

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