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: Open University

Chardin and the Female Image

: Yellow Trail from Texas

The North American wheat harvest.

: Grand Prix

: Intermezzo

The first of two films starring
Ingrid Bergman is a romance co-starring Leslie Howard
Anita is hoplessly in love with a married concert violinist.
Director Gregory Ratoff (B/w)


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Leslie Howard
Director: Gregory Ratoff

: For Whom the Bell Tolls

I The second film starring
Ingrid Bergman is an adventure co-starring Gary Cooper
American Robert Jordan joins guerrillas fighting for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War, but his love affair with Maria imperils his companions. Director/Producer Sam Wood ● FILMS: pages 33-40


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Robert Jordan

: Look Stranger

The Organorganisation Man
Builders of the world's greatest church and concert organs.

: Henry's Cat

Animated adventures.

: Heathcllffe - the Movie

TV premiere for this film about Heathcliffe, the mischievous cartoon cat.
● FILMS: pages 33.40

: Pavarotti-30th Debut Anniversary

Joined by a star cast from the operatic world, the renowned tenor returns to the magnificent Romolo Valli
Opera House in Italy. It is here that in 1961 he made his debut, as Rodolfo in La Bohème.
Presented by Lesley Garrett Director Christopher Swann
Producer Ascania Baldasseroni


Presented By: Lesley Garrett
Director: Christopher Swann
Producer: Ascania Baldasseroni

: The Greatest Show on Earth

FILM Circus spectacular starring
James Stewart , Betty Hutton Perhaps the most famous circus film of all time.
Director/Producer Cecil B De Mine 0 FILMS: pages 33-40


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Betty Hutton
Buttons: James Stewart
Holly: Betty Hutton
Brad: Charlton Heston
Phyllis: Dorothy Lamour

: TV Hell

TV Heaven is where great television programmes go after transmission, but what about the less than great? Paul Merton sets off on a nightmare journey through the nether regions of British television with an infernal guide in the guise of Angus Deayton. Executive producer John Whiston
FEATURE: page 24

7.35pm Disastermind
For art teacher Arfor Wyn Hughes, TV Hell is being forced to relive his agonising appearance on Mastermind. Producer Caroline Wright

7.45pm It's a Knockout
A celebration of 16 years of white thighs, greasy poles, Eddie Waring and Stuart Hall.

8.05pm The Official History of Hell
The most diabolical TV moments, including The Borgias, Churchill's People, Triangle and Sin on Saturday.

9.00pm Rock Bottom
John Peel presents the most bizarre records of all time.
Producer Louis Heaton

9.30pm Nicholas Craig's Masterpiece Theatre
With the help of fellow actors, the renowned thespian makes the past come alive in one of his intimate masterclasses. Starring Nigel Planer. Written and directed by Christopher Douglas

9.45pm Critics' Choice
The programme voted by critics to an eternity in TV Hell.

10.10pm Nul Points
A Brief History of the Eurovision Song Contest. The 36-year-old annual contest - redefining Europe and redefining music.
Producer Helen Gallacher

10.45pm Credible Credits
If TV producers swallowed a truth drug what would the opening titles to their programmes really look like? Victor Lewis-Smith reports. Director Richard Curson Smith

10.50pm Hello and Goodbye
Guests turning on fellow guests, hosts grinding to a halt - some of the finest moments of the chat show with memorable extracts from the archive.
Presented by Danny Baker. Producer Caroline Whght

11.10pm The Secret Life of TV
Victor Lewis-Smith uncovers the workings that TV tries to keep hidden from the viewer. Director Richard Curson Smith

11.15pm Storm in an Egg Cup
The History of TV-am. The troubled history of what turned out to be Britain's most commercially successful TV company. Presented by Raymond Snoddy. With cameo appearances from Loyd Grossman and Roland Rat. Producer Renee Knight

11.55pm Mainly for Men
Never before transmitted, this 1960s attempt to make a television "girlie" magazine has contributions from David Bailey and George Best, shark fishing and "luscious lovelies" galore.

12.15am Trading Places
To round off the evening of TV Hell, some of the most unlikely combinations of politicians, singers and TV stars doing the most unlikely things.


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Producer: John Whiston
Unknown: Arfor Wyn
Producer: Caroline Wright
Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Stuart Hall.
Producer: Louis Heaton
Unknown: Nicholas Craig
Unknown: Nigel Planer.
Directed By: Christopher Douglas
Producer: Helen Gallacher
Unknown: Victor Lewis-Smith
Director: Richard Curson Smith
Presented By: Danny Baker.
Producer: Caroline Whght
Director: Richard Curson Smith
Presented By: Raymond Snoddy.
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Producer: Renee Knight
Unknown: David Bailey
Unknown: George Best

: Heaven

Actress Diane Keaton goes behind the camera for this provocative, bizarre documentary about the great beyond, spiced with an assortment of crazy movie clips. ● FILMS: pages 33-40


Unknown: Diane Keaton

: Weatherview

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