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: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.

: The Navy Steps Out

The second of three films starring Lucille Ball also starring George Murphy
Dot Duncan should be happy - she has a good job and is engaged to a handsome sailor. The only trouble is she's really in love with her boss! This lively comedy was the first production by silent slapstick star Harold Lloyd.
Writers Fran Ryan and Bert Grantet Director Harold Lloyd
0 FILMS: pages 25-22


Unknown: Lucille Ball
Unknown: George Murphy
Unknown: Dot Duncan
Unknown: Harold Lloyd.
Unknown: Fran Ryan
Unknown: Bert Grantet
Director: Harold Lloyd
Dot Duncan: Lucille Ball
'Coffee Cup': George Murphy
Stephan Herrick: Edmond O'Brien
Pokey: George Cleveland
Abel Martin: Henry Travers
Pet shop owner: Franklin Pangborn
Jawme: Kathleen Howard
Cecilia Grange: Marguerite Chapman
Pigeon: Lloyd Corrigan

: World Snooker

World Professional Snooker Championship. Day 12: Quarter-finals. The first semi-finalist is decided this morning on table one. Could it be Steve Davis , despite some recent indifferent form? Table two sees the mid session in the fourth quarter-final taking place. Will John Parrott underline his No 2 ranking? David Icke reports from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield as the tournament moves to the semi-final stage.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: David Icke

: The Adventures of Spot

After a busy day, Spot has a last walk round the garden before settling down to go to sleep.
Told by Paul Nicholas. Cartoon by Eric Hill
Animation Leo Beltoft
Production Clive Juster (R)


Told By: Paul Nicholas.
Unknown: Eric Hill
Unknown: Animation Leo Beltoft
Unknown: Clive Juster

: What's Inside

Stories and activities for young children. Introduced by Floella Benjamin with Bea, James, Joanna and children from Maxilla Nursery Centre School.
Today's story: Cream Tea by Peter Bonnici.
Illustrations: Lisa Kopper. Storytellers:
Perminderpal Gill and Brian Jameson.
Musical director Richard Brown Producer Sheila Fraser Executive producer Cynthia Felgate (R)


Introduced By: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.
Unknown: Lisa Kopper.
Unknown: Perminderpal Gill
Unknown: Brian Jameson.
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: World Snooker

World Professional Snooker Championship. David Icke brings further news from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, as the quarter-finals produce their first semi-finalist of the 1990 championship.
And at approximately 2.45pm Shot of the Championship with David Vine. A second chance for viewers to win an all expenses paid trip to Sheffield with tickets to all sessions of the final by selecting the top three shots so far.
Including at


Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: David Vine.

: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Including Prime Minister's Question Time.
Presenter: Vivian White.
Brian Curtois.
Director Terry Patrick Editor John Anderson


Presenter: Vivian White.
Unknown: Brian Curtois.
Director: Terry Patrick
Editor: John Anderson

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship. Day 12: Quarter-finals. The second of the semi-finalists will be decided this afternoon as table two plays to a finish over the best of 25 frames. The last session is over nine frames, and the seedings would dictate that it would be Stephen Hendry pressing home his challenge to continue his bid to become World Champion for the first time. Losing reduces the prize money to f 18,000.


Unknown: Stephen Hendry

: Gardeners' World

Including the first in a three-part guide on ways to attract wildlife to a garden pond and tips on how to grow pulmonarias successfully. With Geoff Hamilton
Nigel Colbom and Anne Swithinbank.
* INFO-LINE: [number removed] (calls cost 25p per minute off-peak and 38p per minute at all other times)
W GARDENING: page 77


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colbom
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.

: Brief Encounter

Starring Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard
A chance meeting in a suburban railway station brings together Laura Jesson, a happily married woman, and Dr Alec Harvey who is also married. They fall in love but their secret happiness is marred by the furtive way they must carry on the affair and the realisation that eventually a choice must be made.
Adapted from the play Still Life by Noel Coward
Producer Noel Coward Director David Lean
0 FILMS: pages 15-21


Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Laura Jesson
Unknown: Dr Alec Harvey
Laura Jesson: Celia Johnson
Alec Harvey: Trevor Howard
Albert: Stanley Holloway
Myrtle Bagot: Joyce Carey
Fred Jesson: Cyril Raymond

: Bilko

The classic American comedy starring Phil Silvers
Tired of playing second fiddle to Bilko's love for poker, Sgt Joan Hogan decides it's time he learnt to appreciate her.


Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Sgt Joan Hogan

: Army Lives

A series of six programmes that look beyond the barrack gates at family life in the army. 4: Army families talk about their turbulent way of life and it's implications.
When an army family moves every two years the children have to make new friends at new schools. The army calls this 'turbulence'.
There's not much parents can do except send their children away to boarding school. There, at least, friends are constant.
Pete, a Lt Colonel's son, says that at 18 he can see the logic of it all, but when he was sent away at 8, he was unhappy. It's a dilemma Charlie and Lynne are facing in West Germany. They have just sent their children to school in England. Others like Rose and Alan couldn't face separation. They believe that their children's place is at home.
Film editor Mike Lane Producer Marie Thomas
0 FEATURE: page 11


Editor: Mike Lane
Producer: Marie Thomas

: Top Gear

The Italian city of Turin is now the home of the world's most influential car stylists. William Woollard presents the programme from the city's prestigious Motor Show where they display their latest ideas.
Chris Goffey road tests Fiat's new mid-sized saloon, the Tempra.
The Chevrolet Corvette is America's classic sports car; Beki Adam looks at its history. Tony Mason reports from a classic British sporting event - the Land's End Trial.
Producer Jon Bentlev Editor Tom Ross BBC Pebble Mill
("Repeated on Friday at 6.15pm)


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Beki Adam
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: Jon Bentlev
Editor: Tom Ross

: World Snooker

World Professional
Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Day 12: Quarter-finals.
The four pretenders to the 1990 World title will be known by the end of this evening as the last two semi-final places are filled. Just two matches will separate any of the four from the World title - but potentially there are 67 frames to go, and five days on the table. Mental muscles are needed now!
News of how the last two quarter-finals are progressing comes from David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: Troubleshooter

More straight talking from Sir John Harvey-Jones .
5: Swallowing the pill....
Stoke on Trent is a city still dominated by one industry - the Potteries.
Churchill. owned by three brothers, is one of the largest firms making over a million cups, saucers, mugs and plates a week.
Now faced with cheap competition from home and abroad how should they increase their profits and make sure the industry - and the family - survive?
Executive producer Richard Reisz Producer Robert Thirkell


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer: Richard Reisz
Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.
Reporters: David Coss ,
Olenka Frenkiel , Anthony Howard. Peter Kellner , Peter Marshall ,
Julian O'Halloran , David Sells , Francine Stock ,
Janet Trewin , Mark Urban and Charles Wheeler. Editor Tim Gardam
Deputy editors Keith Bowers and Eamonn Matthews.


Reporters: David Coss
Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Anthony Howard.
Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Mark Urban
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Editor: Tim Gardam
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews.

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship. Day 12: Quarter-finals.
David Vine brings news on the complete line-up for the semi-finals of the 1990 championship where the last two quarter-finalists go through tonight.


Unknown: David Vine

: Weatherview

: Open University

Sexual Identity
How constrained are we by the terms we use?
Producer Frances Berrigan (R)


Producer: Frances Berrigan

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