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: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

7: The Land of the Dead, Flash tests Zarkov's latest weapon.

: King of the Rocket Men

7: Molten Menace. Dr Vulcan discovers the Decimator's powers.

: She's the Sheriff

American comedy series.

: The Palm Beach Story

A woman decides to divorce her inventor husband and marry a richer man. With Claudette Colbert.
Screenplay/Director Preston Sturges
• FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Claudette Colbert.

: Stowaway in the Sky

A boy stows away on a balloon across France.
Narrated by Jack Lemmon. Screenplay/Director Albert Lamonsse 0 FILMS: pages 41-67


Narrator: Jack Lemmon.
Director: Albert Lamonsse

: Animation Now

A magical tale in silhouette.

: Fireman Sam


: PC Pinkerton


: Mame

A boy's life is transformed when he goes to live with his eccentric aunt. With Lucille Ball.
Director Gene Saks
0 FILMS: pages 41-67

: Songs of Praise


: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: 2: Designed and Designoid Objects

Dr Richard Dawkins considers the complexity of natural "machines" such as the bird's wing and the eye. • STEREO


Speaker: Dr Richard Dawkins

: Prokofiev

First of three concerts celebrating the centenary of Prokofiev's birth. Piano Concerto No 3.
Cecile Ousset is accompanied by the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Barshai.


Unknown: Cecile Ousset
Conductor: Rudolf Barshai.

: Athletics: Tokyo 91

Kriss Akabusi and Roger Black with highlights from last August. '


Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Roger Black

: The Magic Flute

Ingmar Bergman 's ravishing production of Mozart's pantomime-opera is regarded as one of the finest filmed operas.
Shot in a replica of the 18th-century Drottningholm Theatre, Bergman's staging uses traditional techniques and scenery to highlight the pantomime fun of a prince rescued from a dragon, deceived by a wicked queen and subjected to trial by ordeal to win the hand of the beautiful princess. Sung in Swedish with English subtitles.
Swedish Radio Chorus and Swedish
Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Ericson
FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Conductor: Eric Ericson
Tamino: Josef Kostlinger
Pamina: Irma Urrila
Papageno: Håkan Hagegård
Papagena: Elisabeth Erikson
Sarastro: Ulrik Cold
Queen of the Night: Birgit Nordin
Monostatos: Ragnar Ulfung

: Global Report

Moksha. The last decade has been one of the most violent in India's history: Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv were murdered, the caste war raged and separatist forces in various states threatened to break up the nation. As we look back on a passing year, Bangalore newspaper editor E R Sethuram reflects on a turbulent decade and wonders whether he was right when he decided ten years ago to draw back from his contemplation of taking on the saffron robe of a holy man. Producer Subniv Babuta


Unknown: Indira Gandhi
Producer: Subniv Babuta

: Ruby Takes a Trip

Ruby Wax goes to California to find the meaning of life. Why
San Francisco instead of India?
"Just because my spirit is ailing doesn't mean I have to give up on room service." In the land of the New Age she consults with shamans (modern gurus), drinks herbal teas, and gets married to herself.
DirectorVitold Starecki
Written and produced by Ruby Wax
A Waxing Lyrical production for BBCtv


Produced By: Ruby Wax

: Mad Max

First showing on network television for the cult thriller starring Mel Gibson
The future, after the Oil Wars: with the breakdown of law and order, the Main Force Patrol pursues the vicious motorcycle gangs who roam the wastelands. When Max Rockatansky 's family is savagely attacked he begins to enforce a new kind of law - cold-blooded revenge. This hugely successful film launched the career of Mel Gibson and spawned two sequels.
DirectorGeorge Miller
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page888 • FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Max Rockatansky
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Max Rockatansky: Mel Gibson
Jessie: Joanne Samuel
Toecutter: Hugh Keays-Byrne
Jim Goose: Steve Bisley
Johnny the Boy: Tim Burns
Fifi Macaffee: Roger Ward
Nightrider: Vince Gill

: This Is Spinal Tap

A spoof "rockumentary" following the exciting comeback tour of Britain's foremost and most punctual heavy rockers Spinal Tap as they launch their sexy new album Smell the Glove before literally dozens of indifferent fans. Watch out for Angelica Huston and Billy Crystal, currently to be seen in the films The Addams Family and City Slickers, respectively.
Director Rob Reiner
• FILMS: pages 4 1-67


Unknown: Angelica Huston
Director: Rob Reiner
Nigel Tufnel (lead guitar): Christopher Guest
David St Hubbins (lead guitar): Michael McKean
Derek Smalls (bass): Harry Shearer
Mick Shrimpton (drums): Rj Parnell
Viv Savage (keyboards): David Kaff
Marty DiBergi: Rob Reiner
Jeanine Pettibone: June Chadwick
Ian: Faith Tonyhendra
Designer: Angellca Huston
Mimeartist: Billy Crystal

: Weatherview

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