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: The Racket

Film noir starring Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan.
When a police captain sets out to nail an old-fashioned gangster, the reaction is predictable - and deadly.
Films: pages 51-58


Director: John Cromwell
Captain McQuigg: Robert Mitchum
Nick: Robert Ryan

: Beauty is in the Eye

A look at different societies' ideas of beauty.
The Txucarranne Indians celebrate a good harvest by dressing a 5-year-old girl as an Amazon goddess.

: Favourite Walks

Sky One's weatherman Francis Wilson revisits his childhood haunts in Chesham, Bucks.


Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Felix the Cat

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. Phone in on 081.[number removed]for a chance to play Maggot Moments. ●STEREO


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Playdays

Today: the Tent Stop.
A Feigate production for SBCtv

: Smoggles

Polluto joins a Suntot class on protecting the environment.

: Animal Album

Today's animal has huge claws, a thick coat, and loves honey. • STEREO

: Orville and Cuddles

Orville gets lost at the fair.

: Bitsa

Recycling ideas with Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe. ● STEREO


Unknown: Caitlin Easterby
Unknown: Simon Pascoe.

: The Legend of Prince Valiant

A boy's quest for Camelot. * STEREO

: The Wetter, the Better!

Children's splash hit game show.

: Thundercats

The story of Excalibur is revealed to Mumm-ra. (Rpt;

: Uncle Jack and the Dark Side of the Moon

Last in the six-part drama series.
Francis Drake is to be knighted in the school musical. Jack plays Francis, but who is Elizabeth I?
Broadcast with stereo audio and Ceefax subtitles on page 888.


Unknown: Francis Drake
Uncle Jack: Paul Jones
Vixen: Fenella Fielding
Cynthia Birdwood: Vivian Pickles
M: Roger Hammond
Miss Fortune: Sheila Bernette
Dorothy: Tricia George
Miss Bones: Helen Cotterill
Jose Cuervo: Jimmi Harkishin
Sir James: David Delve
Mr Watson: Roger Ostime

: Blue Peter Omnibus

A roundup of last week's shows. • STEREO

: The O Zone

Music news and features.

: Thunderbirds

Supermarionation series.
The Mighty Atom. A huge cloud of radioactive material is heading towards Australia. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Invaders

American science fiction drama, starring Roy Thinnes Summit Meeting (Part Two) Can Vincent rely on his attractive alien informer?


Unknown: Roy Thinnes

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

A surreal story.
Of Nudists and Deities. How phallic is Nelson's Column?
Should it be entrousered?

: Around Westminster

The region's political review. Presented by Laurie Mayer with reports from Tim Friend and Philippa Thomas.


Presented By: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Tim Friend
Unknown: Philippa Thomas.

: Tennis

The men's singles final of the Volkswagen National
Championships from Telford. Commentary by John Barrett , David Mercer and Mark Cox. Introduced by Barry Davies.


Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: David Mercer
Commentary By: Mark Cox.
Introduced By: Barry Davies.

: Grand Prix

Highlights from Australia of the last race of the season.

: Rugby Special

England B v South Africa Wales B v Australia
In Bristol, the Springboks play the second match of their tour, and in Cardiff, the Welsh B team take on the Wallabies.
With Chris Rea ,
Nigel Starmer-Smith and Lyn Davies. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston • STEREO


Unknown: Chris Rea
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Lyn Davies.

: The Travel Show Guides

TheNeapolitan Riviera. The colourful city of Naples and a trip inland; the Amalfi Coast and Italy's most popular package destination - Sorrento; the hot springs on Ischia, the largest Neapolitan island; and weather report.
Executive producer Tony Moss
Series producer Rachel Hebditch


Producer: Tony Moss
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: The Money Programme

The Manufacturing Base On the eve of the CBI conference, Joe Layburn reports on the long-term damage the current recession is doing to British manufacturing industry. Producer Terry Kelleher


Unknown: Joe Layburn
Producer: Terry Kelleher

: The Cenotaph

A recording of this morning's Remembrance Sunday parade and service in Whitehall.

: WARANDPEACE Splendid Hearts

Last in the series that reclaims the history of the lives on Britain's war memorials.
Enniskillen. Five years ago, a terrorist bomb killed 11 bystanders at the Armistice
Day service in Enniskillen. This film tells the story of the events that traumatised and galvanised a community. Family and friends of those killed, whose names have been added to Enniskillen's First World War memorial, speak out in a moving account of a tragic incident and the years that followed. Director Philippa Lowthorpe Series producer Peter Symes


Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Producer: Peter Symes

: Realms of the Russian Bear

An introduction to the six-part series on the natural history of the former Soviet Union that starts next Sunday, presented by Nikolai Drozdov.
Series producer John Sparks


Presented By: Nikolai Drozdov.
Producer: John Sparks

: City of Strangers

Series looking at the influence of European talent on the American cinema during the first half of this century.
Driven into Paradise. In the 30s, the German-speaking world was virtually drained of its cultural elite, as a large number of writers, musicians, actors and directors crossed the Atlantic. The majority settled in Los Angeles, then movie capital of the world, and their talent produced some of the century's landmarks in cinema, music and literature. Narrated by Sam Wanamaker. Producer Ann Hummel


Unknown: Sam Wanamaker.
Producer: Ann Hummel

: Building Sights, Europe

Personal reflections on 20th-century European architecture. Brigitte Fassbaender. The fairy-tale qualities of the Hundertwasser Haus (1985), a block of council flats in Vienna designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser , have captured the heart of opera singer Brigitte Fassbaender. Director Mark Kidel
Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender.
Unknown: Hundertwasser Haus
Designed By: Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Singer: Brigitte Fassbaender.
Director: Mark Kidel
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: A Word In Your Era

Historical comedy series, presented by Rory McGrath. Josie Lawrence impersonates Cleopatra, Helen Lederer is Florence Nightingale, and Hugh Dennis is King John. Director Dominic Brigstocke Producer Marcus Mortimer
A Channel X production for BBCtv ●STEREO


Presented By: Rory McGrath.
Presented By: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: In the Heat of the Night

Norman Jewison's classic film is shown as part of a season exploring racism and stars Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger. In a small Southern town a black stranger is arrested for the murder of a rich Northern industrialist. The police chief subjects him to a bigoted interrogation. Then he discovers his suspect is a top city homicide cop.
Teletext subtitles: page 888
Films: pages 51-58


Virgil Tibbs: Sidney Poitier
Bill Gillespie: Rod Steiger
Sam Wood: Warren Oates
Delores Purdy: Quentin Dean
Purdy: James Patterson
Webb Schubert: William Schallert

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