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: Catwalk

Former top model
Celia Hammond talks about how she gave up her career to rescue stray animals.


Talks: Celia Hammond

: The Travel Show Traveller

The Greek island of Kos.

: This Land is Mine

FILM War drama, starring Charles Laughton
A mild-mannered schoolmaster fights for his freedom under
Nazi occupation. With Maureen O'Hara and George Sanders. Director Jean Renoir
● FILMS: pages 25-29


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: George Sanders.

: High Sierra

Gangster movie, starring
Humphrey Bogart
An ex-convict heads for the mountains to plan a a new job. But he's shocked to find his gang have brought along a woman. With Ida Lupino. Director Raoul Walsh
● FILMS: pages 25.29


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Ida Lupino.
Director: Raoul Walsh

: Under Sail

A look at the Shamrock V, the largest single-masted vessel in the world.

: A Year in the Life

Twenty Years On: Big Deal
Group. Four lads who hoped to be the new Beatles.

: Pigeon Street


: Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery

In the last of the series, Ken Hom visits a Hong Kong fishing village, and cooks steamed fish with garlic, spring onions and ginger, and sweetcorn soup with crab meat.


Cook/presenter: Ken Hom

: News; Weather

Followed by Country File

: World Darts

Yesterday's match highlights. * STEREO
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Behind the Headlines

(For details see 21.55pm)

: Horizon

In The Shadow of Breast Cancer
Why is there still uncertainty about the way breast cancer should be treated?
0 TRANSCRIPT: send cheque for £2.00 payable to BSS, to [address removed] 0 WORLD MAGAZINE: includes features on subjects covered in the new series of Horizon. From newsagents, price£2.00.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new
USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart The Hunted. On a visit to the planet Angosia a violent escaped prisoner is captured. But is he really what he seems? ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Patrick Stewart

: DEF II Rap Rap Rapido

The history of hip hop, and the development of rap music from African oral tradition to the streets of the Bronx, from the Sugarhill Gang and Grand
Master Flash to De La Soul and Monie Love. Interviews filmed in London, New York and Los Angeles include Run DMC, Ice Cube, Young MC, De La Soul, Neneh Cherry, NWA andjazzie B. Hosted by Antoine de Caunes , and presented by Dance Energy's Normski.
Director/Producer Sharon Ali
A Rapido TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Monie Love.
Unknown: Antoine de Caunes
Producer: Sharon Ali

: Building Beings

A Late Show special, profiling the work of Hungarian architect Imre Makovecz.
His buildings are made entirely from wood and other natural materials, drawing inspiration from the trees, birds and hills of eastern Europe. (Revised rpt) ● STEREO


Unknown: Imre Makovecz.

: Bookmark

Dostoevsky's Travels
Nearly 130 years after Fyodor Dostoevsky left St Petersburg on his first journey to western Europe, his great-grandson Dmitri, a tram driver from
Leningrad (once again called St Petersburg), embarked on a similar trip - to acquire a second-hand Mercedes diesel.
Director/Producer Paul Pawlikowski Series editor Nigel Williams


Unknown: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Producer: Paul Pawlikowski
Editor: Nigel Williams

: Laser Man

The first showing on network television of this science comedy. Starring
Marc Hayashi
Fired from his job in laser research when he accidentally kills his assistant, Arthur Weiss finds employment with a sinister corporation that is developing a powerful new weapon. Only when he has invented a small but lethal laser-gun does he begin to question the nature of his work.
Screenplay/Director Peter Wang ● FILMS: pages 25-29


Unknown: Marc Hayashi
Unknown: Arthur Weiss
Director: Peter Wang
Arthur Weiss: Marc Hayashi
Jane Cosby: Maryann Urbano
Joey Chung: Tony Ka-Fel Leung
Lieutenant Lu: Peter Wang
Ruth Weiss: Joan Copeland
Hanson: George Bartenieff
Jimmy Weiss: David Chang
Susu: Sally Yeh
Martha Weiss Chung: Neva Small

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

Tonight's top news stories, with Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Darts

Embassy World Championship. Eamonn Holmes introduces the quarter-finals from the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green.
Commentary by Tony Green and Sid Waddell .


Introduces: Eamonn Holmes
Commentary By: Tony Green
Unknown: Sid Waddell

: Behind the Headlines

An examination of current personal and emotional issues. Editor Charles Miller


Editor: Charles Miller

: Weatherview

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