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: The Third Man: Five Hours to Kill

(Black and white)

: Buck Rogers

11: A Prince in Bondage

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

11: Stark Treachery

: Fred and Ginger: Top Hat

Starring Fred Astaire as Jerry and Ginger Rogers as Dale
Jerry Travers sees Dale Tremont and is immediately head-over-heels in love but their romance is complicated because Dale thinks that Jerry is married to her friend Madge.
Films: page 25
(Ceefax subtitles)


Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Director: Mark Sandrich
Jerry: Fred Astaire
Dale: Ginger Rogers
Horace Hardwick: Edward Everett Horton
Madge: Helen Broderick

: Shak, the Red Fox

By Josephine Poole and John King.
Shak, a fox cub born on the Somerset Wetlands, survives to face a world of danger and surprise. (R)
CToran, the Dartmoor Pony' tomorrow at 11.10am)


Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: John King.

: A Year in the Life: Twenty Years On

In 1969 a documentary series followed the lives of a number of people for a year.

Twenty years on they review how their lives have changed since the original film.

The last programme tells the story of Craghead, a Durham mining town that died.

Many moved on but Brian stayed and his sister Susan returned.

: Fingermouse

String (R;

: The History Man

Medieval Heating
What did people do in the past when Jack Frost tapped on the door? Bryan McNerney has some answers. (R)


Unknown: Jack Frost
Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Chalkface

1: A Day in the Life of Houston Primary School Chalkface follows head teacher Eileen Milton and Primaries one and seven through a typical day in a Scottish primary school. Producer LAURIE STANLEY


Unknown: Eileen Milton
Producer: Laurie Stanley

: News

Weather followed by To Cast a Bell
A church bell in 1973 is made according to the instructions laid down by a medieval monk.
Producer ROGER MILLS (R)

: Antiques Roadshow


: News

followed by Caring for Craig
Craig has major brain damage. His parents, Peter and Doris [text removed] , have devoted their lives to a controversial and unproven treatment of intensive therapy. But, with no guarantee of success and doctors gloomy about Craig's future, are they right to go on trying?
Narrator: Hannah Gordon. Producer MARK WELLS


Unknown: Craig Craig
Unknown: Doris Stokes
Narrator: Hannah Gordon.

: Look, Stranger

Ellan Vannin
Sir John Betjeman revisits the Isle of Man which he has known and loved since his student days, and finds the magnetism of the past still much present. (R)


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman

: Catchword

Anagram: Fran liked Spam. Clue: fictional placename. Answer: see today's programme with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: The Reindeer Man

The story of Mikel Utsi.
(First shown in 'Look, Stranger';


Unknown: Mikel Utsi.

: Edinburgh Military Tattoo 1989

Highlights from last year's floodlit esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
Commentary for television by Tom Fleming.
Producer IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland


Television By: Tom Fleming.
Producer: Ian Christie

: Films for the Family: Sylvester

Continuing a short season of holiday films. Starring
Charlene Railsberg is no ordinary 16 year old. They call her Charlie for short, but she's long on feisty determination. Breaking horses in Texas she longs for the day she can train one for the Olympics, and discovers an unlikely contender in a grey called Sylvester.... Screenplay by CAROL SOBIESKI Produced by MARTIN JUROW
('Blue Fin' tomorrow at 6.00pm)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Charlene Railsberg
Play By: Carol Sobieski
Produced By: Martin Jurow
Foster: Richard Farnsworth
Charlie: Melissa Gilbert

: Behind the Footlights

First of two programmes.
Of all the famous schools for comedy, none has a reputation to to equal that of the Cambridge Footlights. Their list of graduates includes Jonathan Miller, David Frost, Peter Cook, John Cleese, Griff Rhys Jones and Emma Thompson. Who are the Footlights?
Tim Brooke-Taylor, a former Footlights president, goes back to Cambridge, following the fortunes of the class of 89 and joins them for the climax of the Footlights' year: the performance of their annual revue at the Edinburgh Festival.
(First shown in BBC South and East. 'Back and Beyond' tomorrow at 8.00pm)


Presenter: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Picture Editor: Michael Stokes
Producer: David Harrington

: Wideworld

Balgo - Beyond the Outback To the north, a track winds for 150 miles until it joins up with the rest of the world; to the south there is nothing but shimmering heat for over
1,000 miles. Balgo is probably the most remote settlement in all Australia. To the handful of whites this is a totally alien world; to the desert aborigines Balgo is home of a sort. There is no work, just an existence. To escape back to a life which still has meaning, the people sometimes disappear into the desert to find physical and spiritual sustenance. Series editor TIM SLESSOR
A Titus Films production for BBCtv


Editor: Tim Slessor

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The First Series!
6: The Zinc Stoat of Budapest Written by and starring
Graham Chapman
John Cleese , Eric Idle
Terry Jones , Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.
Produced by IAN MCNAUGHTON (R)


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam.
Produced By: Ian McNaughton

: 40 Minutes

Stage Struck
Most people have a dream, but don't do anything about it. 40 Minutes follows five people who found the courage to turn their dream into reality.
In everyday life they are a nurse, journalist, labourer, radiographer and cleaner. But every night, every weekend, for two years, they head for London's King's Cross, where they learn what it takes to be an actor.
'We don't peddle fantasy here,' says the Poor School's director Paul Caister. 'We deal in hard work - and it is hard.' Producer COLLEEN TOOMEY
Editor 40 Minutes CAROLINE PICK


Director: Paul Caister.
Producer: Colleen Toomey

: ScreenPlay Firsts: The Unkindest Cut

By Gary Sinyor.
A Jewish comedy.
When Mikey's parents discover he has failed his accountancy exams for the third time, they are concerned. When he falls in love with a girl from the Salvation Army, they are horrified.
Fleeing from the disapproval of his parents and the Jewish community Mikey finds help from a sage with a six-foot beard. and the Tilbury Band as the Salvation Army. Lighting cameraman CHRISTINE LLOYD-FTTT Editor ANNIE KOCUR
A National Film and Television School production for BBCtv


Unknown: Gary Sinyor.
Unknown: Christine Lloyd-Fttt
Editor: Annie Kocur
Producer: Gary Sinyor
Director: Jim Shields
Mikey: Peter Gluckstein
Leonard: David Miller
Alison: Ann Firbank
Jane: Jane Cunliffe
Man with a beard: Norman Caro
Vanessa: Amanda Noar
Daniel: Simon Mattacks
Katie: Amanda Lord
Job Centre interviewer: Patrick Moore
Astronaut interviewer: Alistair Maydon
SAS interviewer: Carl Chase
Rabbi: Keith Winestein

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: Sleuth

Starring and
Andrew Wyke , a successful detective writer, has a passion for games - mechanical and psychological. Milo Tingle soon finds himself playing against his will when he is lured into Wyke's house.
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Andrew Wyke
Unknown: Anthony Shaffer
Produced By: Morton Gottlieb
Directed By: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Andrew Wyke: Laurence Olivier
Milo: Michael Caine

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