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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Laverne and Shirley

An American comedy series.
Guilty Until Not Proven Innocent
Laverne (Penny Marshall) ends up in jail on a shoplifting charge. (R)

: Water under the Bridge

Second of a three-part series based on the poignant novel by Sumner Locke Elliott. Starring Robyn Nevin
David Cameron , Judy Davis
2: Shasta has a reunion with an old friend while Neil has a rendezvous with the unpredictable Carrie.
Director Igor Auzins (R)


Novel By: Sumner Locke Elliott.
Unknown: Robyn Nevin
Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Judy Davis
Director: Igor Auzins
Shasta Davies: Robyn Nevin
Neil Atkins: David Cameron
Carrie Mazzini: Judy Davis
Luigi Mazzini: Frank Gallacher
Claire Mazzini: Briony Behets
Uke: Peita Toppano
Pete: Sean Scully
Maggie: Jackie Weaver
Chauncey: Penelope Shelton
Mona: Anne Pendlebury
Rex: Terry Gill
Charlie: Burt Cooper
Maynard Dickins: Arthur Dignam
Hamish: Tommy Dysart
Vee Vee: Jane Friedl
Archie: John Howard
Lainey: Deirdre Rubenstein
Neil aged 6: Bryan McQueen

: After Hours

A magazine programme looking at trends in America. Including an interview with pop star Paula Abdul.


Unknown: Paula Abdul.

: The Invisible Man

Barnard Wants Out. Dr Daniel Westin (David McCallum ) is asked to help a scientist defect back to the west. (R)


Unknown: Dr Daniel Westin
Unknown: David McCallum

: Holiday Outings

The Azores. Kathy Tayier reports on the islands of Sao Miguel and Faial.

: Sky Doctor - a Lifeline for the Outback

Dr Robert Liddell , a member of Australia's Royal Flying Doctor
Service, pilots his small aircraft on a medical round that will take him from the Indian Ocean to the fringe of the Gibson Desert.
Narrated by Michael Dean.


Unknown: Dr Robert Liddell
Unknown: Michael Dean.

: The Gun

A series on the firearm.
Accurate at a Mile. The sport of 'match rifle'. Introduced by Christopher Roads. Narrated by Duncan Carse. (R)


Introduced By: Christopher Roads.
Unknown: Duncan Carse.

: Greenclaws

In today's adventure, Green Claws gets a musical present and, with practice, he manages a good tune or two - after all, he does come from a musical family. (R)

: See Hear!

The magazine programme for the deaf community.

: News Weather followed by The English Woman and the Horse

A film celebrating the warmth, affection and unbridled enthusiasm that women of all ages and backgrounds feel for their horses. Narrated by Candida Lycett Green. Producer Edward Mirzoeff (R)


Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Prime Minister's questions and other Parliamentary highlights of the day. Presented by Vivian White. Commentary by Brian Curtois. Editor Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Synonym: canvalruer. Meaning: patois.
Answer in today's programme. Paul Coia hosts the word game with Bryan the computer.


Unknown: Paul Coia

: Behind the Headlines

Robert Robinson and Loyd Grossman discuss the minutiae of modern life with two guests.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman

: Advice Shop

Working On. Hughie Jones , former singer with the folk group the Spinners, looks at career opportunities and job prospects available to people over 50, especially those who want to carry on working after retirement. Editor Frank Ash
0 PROGRAMME NOTES: pleasesenda 17p AS sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Hughie Jones
Editor: Frank Ash

: The Travel Show Guides

Southern California (Part 1). A look at Los Angeles and San Diego, including Hollywood, Malibu and Santa Monica. Presented by Penny Junor with Matthew Collins and Dr John Thornes.


Unknown: Santa Monica.
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.

: Five Card Stud

Dean Martin
Robert Mitchum
When a stranger is caught cheating in a poker game, Van Morgan , one of the seven players, tries in vain to stop the others from lynching the man. Soon after, two of the gamblers are found dead, and tension mounts as the unknown killer systematically stalks the other members of the lynch party.
Director Henry Hathaway
* FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Van Morgan
Director: Henry Hathaway
Van Morgan: Dean Martin
Rev Rudd: Robert Mitchum
Nick Evers: Roddy McDowall
Lily Langford: Inger Stevens
Nora Evers: Katherine Justice
Marshal Dana: John Anderson
Little George: Yaphet Kotto
Mama Malone: Ruth Springford
Sig Evers: Denver Pyle
Joe Hurley: Bill Fletcher
Dr Cooper: Whit Bissell

: Assignment

India: Ruins of the Raj. Torn apart by caste violence, religious intolerance and political feuding, India faces unprecedented instability. Mark Tully blames the bitter divisions on the failure to outgrow the legacy of the British Raj, and reports on India's desperate need to forge a new identity. Producer Sam Collyns Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Sam Collyns
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

This week: the darkest secret from Twin Peaks - how Special Agent
Dale Cooper 's favourite cherry pie is made. The Christmas wine box is opened and tasted by wine expert Oz Clarke ; and a recipe for spiced beef. Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv Details on Ceefax page 616
0 FOOD: page 21


Unknown: Dale Cooper
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Twin Peaks

The last episode in the present series and the mysteries deepen. Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
James and Donna discover a tape that could finger the killer but Cooper is looking to the future of his investigation in the cards. A madness grips Twin Peaks and it seems that Laura Palmer 's fate may be visited on more than one of its inhabitants.
0 DRAMA: page 9


Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer

: The Sentence

A documentary series on the Glen Parva Young Offenders Institution.
7: Darren enjoys working with children as a community service volunteer but the lure of freedom proves too tempting. Where is the help Vincent needs to avoid the temptations of a sex offence? Lee is trying to keep parole in sight.
Producer Jeff Perks
Executive producer Paul Watson


Producer: Jeff Perks
Producer: Paul Watson

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

Victory Through Guts. Many teenage Japanese girls are devotees of professional women's wrestling. Some wrestlers even become pop stars. Director George Haggerty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Director: George Haggerty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The Late Show begins its reviews of the year with some of the high points of 1990 in the arts and media. Executive producer Janey Walker Editor Roland Keating


Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

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