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: English Towns

Chichester, Sussex
Architectural historian Alec Clifton-Taylor continues his survey of English towns. At Chichester, the local stone was flint; the Romans used it for the city walls, and it is still being used today. (R)
(Richmond, North Yorkshire, tomorrow at 8.00am;


Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor

: Wildlife Showcase

George River Caribou. The
500,000 caribou in this area of Quebec face competition for their wilderness. (R)


Unknown: George River Caribou.

: Tarzan's Secret Treasure

Johnny Weissmuller Maureen O'Sullivan
An expedition saves Boy from a savage tribe but it soon becomes clear that the expedition itself poses a threat to the peace of the jungle.
Director Richard Thorpe
0 FILMS: pages 51.64


Unknown: Johnny Weissmuller
Unknown: Maureen O'Sullivan
Director: Richard Thorpe
Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Jane: Maureen O'Sullivan
Boy: Johnny Sheffield
Professor Elliot: Reginald Owen
O'Doul: Barry Fitzgerald
Medford: Tom Conway
Vandermeer: Phillip Dorn
Tumbo: Cordell Hickman

: Murder She Said

Margaret Rutherford Arthur Kennedy
An adaptation of Agatha Christie 's 4.50 from
Paddington in which Miss
Marple sees a woman being strangled on a passing train.
When she fails to convince the police that she has witnessed a murder she decides to investigate for herself. Joan Hickson , also known for her portrayal of Miss Marple, makes an appearance here in another guise.
Director George Pollock
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Arthur Kennedy
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Joan Hickson
Director: George Pollock
Miss Marple: Margaret Rutherford
Dr Quimper: Arthur Kennedy
Emma: Muriel Pavlow
Mr Ackenthorpe: James Robertson Justice
Inspector Craddock: Charles Tingwell
Cedric: Thorley Walters
Harold: Conrad Phillips
Alexander: Ronnie Raymond
MrsKidder: Joan Hickson
Stringer: Stringer Davis
Brian Eastley: Ronald Howard
Albert: Gerald Cross

: Darts

Highlights of the 1990 Embassy World Professional Darts Championship Final. Tony Gubba reviews the events of Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green last
January, where Phil Taylor became the World Champion by defeating his mentor Eric Bristow in a memorable final; and Paul Lim became the first player to record a nine-dart checkout in a World Championship match.
Commentary by Sid Waddell and Tony Green. Producer Ron Gubba
(The 1991 World Professional Championship starts on Friday at 11.15pm)


Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Phil Taylor
Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Paul Lim
Commentary By: Sid Waddell
Commentary By: Tony Green.
Producer: Ron Gubba

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Broadcasting darts: How TV and radio hit the bullseye 12 January 2018

: Greenclaws

An adventure with Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier. (R)


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.

: Review of the Year

1990 has been a year of change, turmoil and surprise both at home and abroad.
With Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Beethoven Symphonies

Symphony No 9 in D Minor, Op 125, the 'Choral'
To end this series and the year, Roger Norrington conducts the London Classical
Players with the Schutz Choir and soloists
Elizabeth Lawrence ,
Amanda Halgrimson , David Thomas and Frederick Urrey.
Series recorded in University College School, Hampstead.


Unknown: Roger Norrington
Soloists: Elizabeth Lawrence
Soloists: Amanda Halgrimson
Soloists: David Thomas
Soloists: Frederick Urrey.

: Athletics: Britain's Year of Gold

David Coleman looks back on a memorable year for British athletics, beginning with the Commonwealth Games last January in Auckland and culminating with unprecedented success for Britain at the European
Championships in Split. Roger Black , Kriss Akabusi , John Regis , Yvonne Murray and Peter Elliott look back on the year and ahead to the World Championships in Tokyo. Producer Peter Allden


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: John Regis
Unknown: Yvonne Murray
Unknown: Peter Elliott
Producer: Peter Allden

: Thank You Mr Cruft

A century ago, Charles Cruft , an itinerant dog food salesman, began what has become the world's most famous dog show. This programme traces the progress of dog showing from its origins in London pubs to the last Cruft's at Earls Court.
Narrated by Angela Rippon. Producer Marshall Lee
Executive producer Robin Courage


Unknown: Charles Cruft
Unknown: Angela Rippon.
Producer: Marshall Lee

: Arena Special

25 x 5: the Continuing
Adventures of the Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones's phenomenal career has taken them from being the bad boys of rock 'n' roll to becoming proteges of the establishment. The programme includes previously unseen performances from the Stones's own archive and is introduced and narrated by the band themselves.
Director Nigel Finch
Producer Andrew Sort (R) revised
(Rolling Stones In Concert at 10.55pm')


Director: Nigel Finch

: Die Fledermaus

La Stupenda's Farewell
Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
World-famous Australian soprano Joan Sutherland chooses this New Year's Eve for her farewell to the opera stage at the end of a legendary career and joins Luciano Pavarotti and Marilyn Home in the party scene in Act 2.
Johann Strauss 's operetta is set in the Vienna of 1874. Text by Haffner and Genee translated by John Mortimer. Introduced by Sue Cook , who reviews Dame Joan's career during the intervals with the help of some surprise guests.
The Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera : Chorus-Master Robin Stapleton Conductor Richard Bonynge Director Humphrey Burton Producer John Vemon ● MUSIC: page 22
● PICTURE STORY: page 1 1


Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Translated By: John Mortimer.
Introduced By: Sue Cook
Chorus-Master: Royal Opera
Chorus-Master: Robin Stapleton
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Director: Humphrey Burton
Producer: John Vemon
Adele: Judith Howarth
Rosalinde: Nancy Gustafson
Alfredo: Bonaventura Bottone
Eisenstein: Louis Otey
Blind: John Dobson
Falke: Anthony Michaels-Moore
Frank: Eric Garrett
Ida: Glenys Groves
Ivan: Peter Archer
Orlofsky: Jochen Kowalski
Frosch: John Sessions
Principal dancers: Viviana Durante
Principal dancers: Stuart Cassidy

: * A Life In Pieces

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (Peter Cook ) chooses his 12 gifts. With Ludovic Kennedy. 6: Geese a-Laying


Unknown: Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.

: * Rolling Stones In Concert

A live concert recorded in Barcelona during the Stones's recent 'Urban Jungle' tour. Director Gavin Taylor
Producer Pino Sagliocco
0 PICTURE STORY: page 111


Director: Gavin Taylor
Producer: Pino Sagliocco

: Young Frankenstein

Starring Gene Wilder
When brain surgeon Frederick Frankenstein goes to
Transylvania to receive a family legacy, he dreams of reanimating the dead.
Director Mel Brooks


Unknown: Frederick Frankenstein
Director: Mel Brooks
Dr Frederick Frankenstein: Gene Wilder
Monster: Peter Boyle
Igor: Marty Feldman
Elizabeth: Madeline Kahn
Frau Blucher: Cloris Leachman
Inga: Teri Garr
Inspector Kemp: Kenneth Mars
Blind hermit: Gene Hackman

: * Weatherview

* Approximate times

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