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: News

: The Journey

The old pilgrims' route from
Winchester to Canterbury.

: Sylvia Scarlett

Katharine Hepburn stars as a woman on the run disguised as a boy. With Cary Grant. Director George Cukor
OF MY LIFE: pages 25-28 0 FILMS: pages 31-38


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Cary Grant.
Director: George Cukor
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn

: Salt of the Earth

A film based on true events in a miners' strike in New Mexico.
Director Herbert Biberman
0 FILMS: pages 31-38


Director: Herbert Biberman

: The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Two sisters try to ruin their brother's lovelife.
Director Robert Siodmak
0 FILMS: pages 31-38


Director: Robert Siodmak

: Fingermouse

Finger puppet fun.

: Look, Stranger

Featuring the English Place Names Society.

: News; Weather

Followed by Weekend Outlook

: Impressions

A day at RAF Coltishall.

: Racing

From Goodwood.

: Stardom Stakes (1m).

With Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50 pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley.

: Holiday Outings

Anne Gregg in Tuscany.


Unknown: Anne Gregg

: Chase a Crooked Shadow

The 'dead' brother of an heiress arrives at her luxurious Spanish villa. Director Michael Anderson
0 FILMS: pages 31-38


Director: Michael Anderson

: Gymnastics

Further action from the World
Gymnastics Championships in Indianapolis. The last time the Soviet Union failed to win the men's overall title was back in 1974. Igor Korobchinski hopes to continue the success established by such greats as Andrianov, Ditiatin and Bilozerchev. Introduced by Barry Davies , with commentary by Mitch Fenner. Producer Barbara Slater


Unknown: Igor Korobchinski
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.
Producer: Barbara Slater

: What the Papers Say

Ian Hislop of Private Eye looks back at the events of the week as reported in the press. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: Gardeners' World

Growing for the table: visits to the 'edible jungle' of cook-gardener Lynda Brown in Yorkshire, and the sophisticated walled garden of Bob and Pamela Tansley , which keeps their Worcester restaurant in soft fruit for most of the year. Plus the results of the Gardens in Focus photographic competition, and jobs for the week from Barnsdale. With
Geoff Hamilton , Nigel Colborn and Pippa Greenwood.
Executive producer Stephanie Silk Plant details on Ceefax page 617
9 INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]Calls cost 34p per minute cheap rate, 45p other times.
● GARDENING: page 17


Unknown: Lynda Brown
Unknown: Pamela Tansley
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.

: Athletics

Ivo Van Damme Memorial
Live action and recorded highlights from Brussels of the 18th grand prix meeting of the season, which is the last chance for competitors to gain points before next week's grand prix finals to be held in Barcelona's Olympic Stadium. Jamaican sprinter
Merlene Ottey , the holder of the grand prix title, is favourite to win the women's 100m and 200m events and take another step towards success in Barcelona.
As for the men's track events, the Kenyans dominated last year, winning the 800m, 1500m, and 3,000m steeplechase. The Brussels meeting, one of the season's top events, was inaugurated in 1985 in memory of the Belgian athlete who was killed in a car crash in 1976 having won 800m and 1500m silver medals at the Montreal
Olympics. Introduced by Helen Rollason and Brendan Foster , with commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey and Paul Dickenson.
Producer Martin Webster Editor Dave Gordon


Unknown: Ivo van Damme
Unknown: Merlene Ottey
Introduced By: Helen Rollason
Introduced By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Hypotheticals

The last in a three-part series. War and Peace. Moderator
Professor Arthur Miller of Harvard Law School asks his panel to explore the ethical dilemmas arising out of a fictionalised replay of the Gulf War crisis. With ITN journalist Trevor McDonald , American General Jack Merritt ,
Michael Mates , MP, and Admiral Sir James Eberle. * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Professor Arthur Miller
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: General Jack Merritt
Unknown: Michael Mates
Unknown: Sir James Eberle.

: Newsnight

In-depth news reports.

: Weatherview

: Kwaidan

The first showing on network television for this film in the Made in Japan season. American scholar and writer Lafcadio Hearn
(1850-1904) settled in Japan and fell in love with the country and its history.
His ghost stories - Black
Hair, Snow Woman, Hoichi the Earless and In a Cup of Tea - form the basis of this film, with haunting images of samurai Japan in bloody sea battles, courtly ritual, love betrayed and the power of the undead. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Director Masaki Kobayashi 0 FILMS: pages 31-38


Unknown: Lafcadio Hearn
Director: Masaki Kobayashi

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