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Management: Visioning in Action
First in a season of films directed by John Ford. Starring
John Wayne , Henry Fonda Shirley Temple
Lt Col Thursday, aggrieved at being demoted from his Civil
War rank of General, is posted as commanding officer to Fort
Apache, a remote outpost in the Arizona desert. He tightens up discipline and eventually shows his ignorance of Indian behaviour, leading his troops into a deadly confrontation.
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Lt Colonel Thursday:
A visit to the Georgian House, Bristol, to recapture some of the elegance of the Georgian drawing room, particularly the fashionable ceremony of taking afternoon tea. With
Christopher Hogwood , who describes and plays the harpsichord made by Jacob Kirckmanin 1757.
By air down the eastern coast of Britain from Montrose to London.
John Ford western starring Ben Johnson
In 1879 a Mormon wagon train heads westward to establish new settlements on the Utah-Arizona border. With two footloose young horse-traders persuaded to guide them across the desert and mountains, they encounter travelling entertainers, fugitive gunfighters and Indians.
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The Boy and the Snowgoose from the National Film Board of Canada.
Veteran Hindi film actor
Mehmood is the subject of today's star interview. Also featured is the career of Ikram
Butt, a 23-year-old Pakistani who, as the only Asian in English rugby league, encourages other Asians to take up the game.
Plus the week's Video Top Ten and a clip of a new release. ● STEREO
Sixth of a 13-part Asian drama. Zara finds a job and encounters an old friend. In Urdu with English subtitles.
Written by Hasina Moeen
Elizabeth Taylor Robert Wagner Hollywood actress
Marguerite Sydney 's star has faded and she and her teenage son Josh are low on cash and living on dreams. Then Ben Nichols enters their lives, offering both stability and hope, for a while at least.
Mickey Rooney. HIMSELF
Director Joseph Sargent
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Highlights from this afternoon's final of the UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston. Introduced by David Vine.
(Further coverage at 12.05am on BBC1)
Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.
A report on the work of the House of Commons Select
Committees as they put the Government under scrutiny. Presented by Nicholas Jones. Editor Geoffrey Sumner
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With Jennie Bond.
Weather Peter Cockroft
Michael Palin continues his trip from the North to South Pole.
Plains and Boats and Trains
Having survived civil wars, desert and drought, Palin takes a relaxing break on the "Ernest Hemingway tented safari" in Kenya. Then it's onward through Tanzania by train, and on to the ferry that will carry him down Lake Tanganyika.
With a fairly easy route ahead of him, Palin is now confident he'll catch the once-a-year sailing from Cape Town to the Antarctic. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
Glimpses of Paradise
With the surprise success this year of The Protecting Veil, his "hymn to the Mother of God" for cello and string orchestra, John Tavener 's popularity has gained new ground. Geoffrey Haydon 's film includes excerpts from his previous one about the composer, made in the 1960s when Tavener was a friend of the Beatles, as well as specially filmed sections from key Tavener works. At the centre of this biography is the composer's discovery of the Eastern Orthodox Church which he joined in 197 7, and the few words of commentary are by Tavener himself.
A Third Eye production for BBCtv (Postponed from 3 October) • STEREO
The topical comedy quiz show. With guests Chris Tarrant and actress Meera Syal. • STEREO
The season of studio dramas continues with Arnold Wesker's classic play of the 1950s that passionately extols the value of education. The distinguished cast includes Jane Horrocks, Pam Ferris, Imelda Staunton.
Beatie returns to her family home in Norfolk, having been "educated" in cultural and political matters by Ronnie, the boyfriend she lived with in London. Through trying to pass on the things she's learnt to her uninterested family, she discovers her own voice and views - which are no longer just an echo of Ronnie's.
Producer/Director Simon Curtis
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(La Gueule ouverte)
Tonight's French Classic Cinema film from
Maurice Pialat treats the difficult subject of a woman dying of cancer, and the effect this has on those closest to her, with a directness that eliminates anguish and sentimentality. In French with English subtitles.
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America's longest running comedy series, tonight featuring actor Christopher Walken , best knownfor The Deer Hunter.