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: Westminster

Parliamentary issues.

: Foxhole in Cairo

Based on a the true story of John Eppler , a German playboy-spy who attempts to reach Cairo with news of an Allied attack.
With James Robertson Justice. Director John Moxey • FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: John Eppler
Director: John Moxey

: Arrow In the Dust

A cavalry deserter tries to lead a wagon train through Indian country. With Sterling Hayden. Network TV premiere. Director Lesley Selander 0 FILMS: pages 49-56


Director: Lesley Selander

: Look Stranger

The transport museum created by the Rev E R Boston.

: Living In the Past

Life in a replica of an Iron Age settlement. (Revised rpt)

: Discoveries Underwater

Underwater archaeology is helping to re-write history. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Brollys


: Play Golf

Last in the series. Professionals and pupilsplay a three-hole match.

: News; Weather; followed by Sport on Friday

With Helen Rollason.
Tennis: Quarter-final of the Grand Slam Cup from Olympiahalle, Munich.
Swimming: Mycil National Winter Championships from Barnet Copthall Pools.
Football: Midweek UEFA Cup action.
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather


Presenter: Helen Rollason
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Catchword

Popular word game.

: Byways

The Bronze Age site found near Peterborough.

: Behind the Headlines

With Shyama Perera.


Unknown: Shyama Perera.

: Top Gear

: Thunderbirds

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson 's "supermarionation" series. 30 Minutes after Noon
International Rescue dice with death to rescue a man from almost certain death at the bottom of a burning lift shaft.
Who is behind this evil plot and can Lady Penelope help?


Unknown: Sylvia Anderson

: Delia Smith's Christmas

Festive cooking in six parts. 5: Parsnip roulade with sage and onion stuffing, simple and speedy ways to decorate
Christmas cakes, and an easy recipe for mouth-watering chocolate truffles.
Producer Jayne Owens
Recipe details on Ceefax page 617 • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
• BBC BOOK: £ 12.95, from booksellers. • FOOD: page 18


Producer: Jayne Owens

: Nicholas Craig -the Naked Actor

An actor's four-part guide to acting. Starring Nigel Planer 3: Climbing the Mountain For every actor, explains
Nicholas Craig , the rehearsal process is a gruelling climb, in many ways more dangerous than the ascent of Everest.
Director Charles Miller
Producer Caroline Wright


Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Nicholas Craig
Director: Charles Miller
Producer: Caroline Wright

: What the Papers Say

Mitchell Symons of Punch looks at the week's press. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Mitchell Symons

: Public Eye

Human Growth Hormone
In Britain and the United States, thousands of children of below average height are receiving daily injections of a biogenetically engineered growth hormone. Developed to treat specific medical conditions, Human Growth
Hormone is increasingly being given to children whose only
"problem" is short stature. But should shortness be seen as a disease, and is enough known about the long term effects of this powerful drug? Martin Bashir reports. Presented by Peter Taylor. EditorNigel Chapman
A Pillarbox production for BBCtv


Unknown: Martin Bashir
Presented By: Peter Taylor.

: Cats

Last in the series about that most mysterious and enigmatic of creatures - the domestic cat.
Cat and Supercat. The domestic cat will soon overtake the dog as the most popular pet in the world. But is man's interference threatening the future of the species? In America, breeding has caused health problems for Siamese and Persians, and the desire for novelty cats, such as the dog-shaped Munchkin, is increasing. Presented by Roger Tabor. Producer Dick Meadows


Presented By: Roger Tabor.
Producer: Dick Meadows

: The Power and the Glory

The 13-part story of motor racing. 11: Making a Marque
Ferrari, Porsche and Jaguar all made their reputations by winning on the racetrack. In the 1930s, MG were among the first to build a road car which could be raced. Jaguar's string of successes in the 1950s at Le
Mans helped sell their sports cars all over the world. Using specially-shot footage, Making a Marque looks at some of the world's most beautiful sports cars which proved themselves first on the racetrack.
Producer Michael Schooley
Executive producer Ivan Rendall A John Gau production for BBCtv * STEREO


Producer: Michael Schooley
Producer: Ivan Rendall
Unknown: John Gau

: The Two-Edged Sword

First of a two-part series exploring the secret world of the international arms trade.
A Wild and Dreamlike Trade
Anthony Sampson, journalist and author of Anatomy of Britain and The Arms Bazaar, explores the shadowy world of international arms dealing. He tracks down the dealers themselves, including one woman, and finds them unexpectedly charming. But who can control them? The five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, UK, USA and USSR), now calling for arms control, are themselves the world's biggest weapon-sellers.
A Word Pictures production for BBC TV.


Producer: David Wallace
Executive producer: Peter Armstrong

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.


Presenter: Sue Cameron

: Scrutiny

Ian MacWhirter follows the parliamentary committees. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Liz Holden


Unknown: Ian MacWhirter
Producer: Jenny Davies
Editor: Liz Holden

: Mystery Train

Richard O'Brien presents more late-night 50s shockers.
1 1.50pm* The Night Stalker The Sentry. Who or what is killing the employees of an underground archive? Kolchak discovers a cache of eggs - like those of a gigantic lizard.
Carl Kolchak. ....... DARREN MCGAVIN
The Day the World Ended
First showing on network television.
After a devastating nuclear war, a group of survivors get together. But a greater menace arrives in the shape of mutant monsters.
Rick ............................... RICHARD DENNING
Ruby. ADELEJERGENS Tony TOUCH CONNORS Director Roger Corman • FILMS: pages 49-56
2.00am* La Porte Plume
Animation. A school boy's doodles take on a terrifying life of their own.


Unknown: Richard O'Brien
Unknown: Carl Kolchak.
Unknown: Darren McGavin
Unknown: Irene Lamont.
Unknown: Kathie Browne
Director: Roger Corman

: Weatherview

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