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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Six Scottish Burghs

Architectural treasures found in Paisley, near Glasgow.

: Storm in a Teacup

Starring Rex Harrison, Vivien Leigh

When Frank Burdon, an urbane reporter, arrives in a tiny Scottish town, his twin pursuits of romance and justice cause nationwide ripples.
Films: pages 49-56


Director: Ian Dalrymple
Director: Victor Saville
Frank Burdon: Rex Harrison
Victoria Gow: Vivien Leigh
Provost Gow: Cecil Parker
Miss Hegarty: Sara Allgood
Lisbete Skirving: Ursula Jeans
Horace Skirting: Gus McNaughton
Fiscal: Arthur Wontner
McKellar: Edgar K Bruce

: I'll Be Your Sweetheart

Margaret Lockwood Michael Rennie
A struggling young music publisher's life changes when a beautiful music hall star agrees to sing one of his songs.
Director Val Guest ● FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: Michael Rennie
EdieStory: Margaret Lockwood
BobFielding: Michael Rennie
SamKahn: Vic Oliver
Jim Knight: Peter Graves
George LeBrunn: Moore Marriott
Pacey: Frederick Burtwell

: Michael Barry's Choice Cuts

Favourite recipes from ten years of the Food and Drink series. Today: vegetables.

: The Historyman

Bryan McNerney visits
Norwich to discover centuries of dispute between market traders and authorities.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Great Little Railways

Once a year, trains carry an army of grape pickers on a journey to a land beyond the mountains, to the terraced slopes of Portugal's River Douro, where the harvest which will make the famous port wine is celebrated. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Charlie Chalk

Animated adventures. Charlie lands on Merrytwit. But where can he build a house?

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Kingstone Lisle, Oxfordshire, a home with a magnificent hall complete with flying staircase and classical figures. * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: News and Weather

Followed by Blind Adventure
The experiences of 12 blind people who left their guide dogs at home and spent 12 days at the Ullswater Outward Bound
Centre in Cumbria.

: See Hear!

With signing and subtitles.

: News and Weather

● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Westminster Live lain Macwhirter and John Cole present live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's questions.


Unknown: John Cole

: News and Weather

and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. ● STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

With John Diamond.


Unknown: John Diamond.

: Look Stranger

The Reindeer Man. For 800 years reindeer have been absent from the Highlands of Scotland. It took Mikel Utsi , a Laplander, to reintroduce them. In this programme he tells of the trials and tribulations of his efforts.


Unknown: Mikel Utsi

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Interview with Meryl Streep.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Interviewee: Meryl Streep

: Sergeant Rutledge

John Ford 's court-martial drama starring
Jeffrey Hunter Arizona 1881: a black sergeant has been charged with rape and murder. His defence counsel not only has to prove his innocence but also combat the ignorant prejudice displayed by the local community.
(Omnibus begins a two-part profile of John Fordat 1 0.25pm on BBC1) ● FILMS: pages 49-56
Followed by Advent Calendar


Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: Jeffrey Hunter Arizona
Lt Thomas Contrail: Jeffrey Hunter
Sgt Braxton Rutledge: Woody Strode
Mary Beecher: Constance Towers
Major Fosgate: Willis Bouchey
Mrs Fosgate: Billie Burke

: Assignment

Nigeria - Giant on Trial. Nine years ago, a military coup was welcomed by Nigerians grown tired of civilian government corruption and ineptitude. Now there is an equal weariness with the military and their broken promises. Wole Soyinka , Nobel prize-winning novelist, asks whether President Babangida can keep his word and hand over power this month to a new, democratically elected civilian government.
Producer Richard Taylor Editor John Morrison
An Independent Image production for BBCtv


Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Producer: Richard Taylor
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

The countdown to Christmas continues with recipes for exotic preserves, plus the best drink gadgets for a Christmas stocking. And a round-the-world yacht team recruit two London chefs to advise them how to make appetising meals from basic ingredients. Director Linda Nash
Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks A Bazal production for BBCtv
Recipes on Ceefax page 686 e STEREO


Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Quantum Leap

Offbeat American science-fiction series starring Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell
Southern Comforts. 4 August 1961: blowing out birthday candles in a New Orleans bordello may be somebody's idea of heaven but Sam finds he has 24 hours to save one of the girls from an unpleasant death.


Sam Beckett: Scott Bakula
Al: Dean Stockwell
Marsha: Rita Taggart
Gina: Georgia Emelin
Sheriff Nolan: David Graf
Jake: Dan Butler

: Troubleshooter 2

As police efficiency comes under Home Office scrutiny, industrialist
Sir John Harvey-Jones visits a police force with a legacy of low morale and poor public relations. Charge the Guns. South
Yorkshire police are probably best known for their involvement in the Hillsborough disaster and the miners' strike. But this is an image they're anxious to alter, and their new Chief Constable intends to make them the envy of every force in the country.
Sir John takes a close look at the organisation at all levels - from police stations to the panda car and the beat - and finds police officers anxious to see real, not cosmetic, change. Producer Robert Thirkell
Executive producer Richard Reisz


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer: Robert Thirkell
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. * STEREO

: Weatherview

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