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: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

4: The Destroying Ray. Flash
Gordon takes an antidote to the Purple Death back to Earth.

: King of the Rocket Men

4: High Peril. Dr Vulcan kidnaps Professor Conway.

: She's the Sheriff

Homewrecker. Is Hildy having an affair with a married man?

: Let's Dance

When an ex-singer and dancer gets bitten by the showbiz bug again, she escapes to New York. With
Betty Hutton and Fred Astaire. Director Norman Z McLeod ● FILMS: pages 4 1-67


Unknown: Betty Hutton
Unknown: Fred Astaire.
Director: Norman Z McLeod

: Animation Now

The Sneeches. A group of geese are disturbed by a strange bird.

: Blonde Venus

A woman's search for the money to pay for treatment to save her husband's life leads her to a New York nightclub.
With Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant.
Director Josef von Stemberg ● STEREO
FILMS: pages 4 1-67


Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Cary Grant.
Director: Josef von Stemberg

: Grand Prix

A look back over one of the most exciting years of Formula One motor racing.

: Babette's Feast

In a small windswept village, two sisters try to follow their father's strict religious precepts, but they open the door to temptation when they take in a destitute French woman. Written by Karen Blixen , the author of Out of Africa, it won an Oscar for best foreign film. A Danish film with English subtitles.
Screenplay/Director Gabriel Axel ● STEREO
● FILMS: pages 41-67


Written By: Karen Blixen

: Sunday in the Park with George

Starring Mandy Patinkin Bernadette Peters
Stephen Sondheim 's Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the life of the French impressionist painter Georges Seurat.
Directors Terry Hughes and James Lapine 0 STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888


Unknown: Mandy Patinkin
Unknown: Bernadette Peters
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Georges Seurat.
Directors: Terry Hughes
Directors: James Lapine

: The Stone Flower

As part of the celebrations for the 100th aniversary of Prokofiev's birth, stars and artists of the St Petersburg Ballet - formerly the Kirov - perform this colourful folk tale, a masterpiece of choreography. Music by Sergei Prokofiev , choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.
Maryinsky Theatre Orchestra is conducted by Alexandre Viliumanis. Director Colin Nears ● STEREO


Music By: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography By: Yuri Grigorovich.
Conducted By: Alexandre Viliumanis.
Danila: Aleksandr Gulyaev
Katerina: Anna Poukarpova
Queen of the Copper Mountain: Tatiana Terekhova
Severyan, a bailiff: Genady Babanin

: Henry V

First showing on network television for Kenneth Branagh's passionate and dramatically filmed version of Shakespeare's play.
Starring Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi

Henry V - at 27, ruler of the most powerful country in the medieval world - embarks on a bloody campaign to win the throne of France, culminating in a bloody battle at Agincourt in 1415. The cast includes some of the most famous names in British theatre.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Films: pages 41-67


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Henry V: Kenneth Branagh
Chorus: Derek Jacobi
Exeter: Brian Blessed
Captain Fluellen: Ian Holm
Dauphin: Michael Maloney
French king: Paul Scofield
Mountjoy: Christopher Ravenscroft
Katherine: Emma Thompson
Bardolph: Richard Briers
Nym: Geoffrey Hutchings
Pistol: Robert Stephens
Boy: Christian Bale
Mistress Quickly: Judi Dench
Sir John Falstaff: Robbie Coltrane
Mac Morris: John Sessions
Ely: Alec McCowen
Archbishop of Canterbury: Charles Kay
Williams: Michael Williams
Alice: Geraldine McEwan
Westmoreland: Paul Gregory

: Paul Simon in Central Park

On 15 August 1991, Paul Simon , one of New York's favourite sons, returned home to perform a free concert in Central Park before an enthusiastic audience of 750,000. As part of his worldwide Born at the Right Time tour, he performs hits from his Grammy-winning
Graceland album and his latest, The Rhythm of the Saints, backed by a 17-piece band, as well as his earlier classics.


Unknown: Paul Simon

: The Front Page

Jack Lemmon
Walter Matthau
A short season of films starring Jack Lemmon opens with a comedy classic, based on the celebrated stage play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
It has been filmed twice before, once starring Pat O'Brien , and then as His Girl Friday, starring Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant , in which
Hildy Johnson became a woman. This was remade into the recent film
Switching Channels, starring Kathleen Turner and Burt
Reynolds. Tonight's film was written by Billy Wilder and I A L Diamond, who also wrote Some Like It Hot.
Chicago, 1929: When Hildy Johnson quits as the Examiner's star reporter for marriage and a safe position in an advertising agency, he finds making the break from his scheming editor even more difficult than he had imagined.
Director Billy Wilder
(Jack Lemmon also stars in The Odd Couple tomorrowat 3.50pm)
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Play By: Ben Hecht
Play By: Charles MacArthur.
Unknown: Pat O'Brien
Unknown: Rosalind Russell
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Hildy Johnson
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Written By: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Hildy Johnson
Director: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Hildy Johnson: Jack Lemmon
Walter Burns: Walter Matthau
Mollie Malloy: Carol Burnett
Peggy Grant: Susan Sarandon
Sheriff: Vincent Gardenia
Bensinger: David Wayne
Kruger: Allen Garfield
Earl Williams: Austin Pendleton
Murphy: Charles Durning
Schwartz: Herbert Edelman
Dr Eggelhofer: Martin Gabel
Mayor: Harold Gould
Jacobi: Cliff Osmond

: Weatherview

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