8.00 Science Preparatory Maths: Graphs 8.15 Open Advice: Becoming a Student 8.40 Suite Dreams
Classic Hollywood melodrama starring
Robert Cummings Ronald Reagan
Parris Mitchell and Drake
McHugh grow up together in the small American town of King's Row. Parris, studying medicine with Dr Tower, falls in love with his daughter
Cassandra, while Drake is attracted to Randy Monaghan , a beautiful girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Tragedy waits for both young men.
Director Sam Wood • FILMS: pages 55-62
Dr Henry Gordon:
Dr Alexander Tower:
Mrs Harriet Gordon:
The Lambton Worm. Folklorist
Kevin Crossley-Holland tells the story of the dragon which caused the Lambton family to be cursed for nine generations.
The late Sir John Betjeman surveys home and garden, cottage and palace, back-to-back and tower block, from an unusual vantage point.
Another in the season of films directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor.
Classic western which brought John Wayne to stardom. He plays a fugitive from justice who joins an assortment of passengers on the stagecoach to Lordsburg, a journey taking them through Indian territory.
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Barry Norman: page 52
This week including fashion designs from
Wendy Rodericks , inspired by the poetry of the Dalai Lama and the colours of Buddhist robes.
Seventh of a 13-part Asian drama. There's an air of excitement in the household after Aani's marriage proposal. In Urdu with English subtitles.
Each year hundreds of thousands of harp seals are born on the pack ice - within days they must fatten and learn to survive on their own.
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Robert Montgomery John Wayne Donna Reed Manila Bay 1941: Navy
Lieutenant John Brickley is in command of a squadron of US torpedo boats. Their task is to carry urgent messages between garrisons but "Brick" believes they should play a more vital role in the war effort. When a Japanese warship is spotted in the vicinity he is determined to prove the squadron's worth.
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Lt Rusty Ryan:
Ens Snake Gardner:
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A look at Parliament at work.
Editor Geoffrey Sumner
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Evil Shadow. Michael Palin 's journey through southern Africa is star-crossed.
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With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
In his first major TV interview since he stood down in July,
Kinnock assesses his leadership of the Labour Party. When he took over in 1983, Labour's long-term survival was in doubt. He transformed the party - defeating Militant, ending its commitment to unilateral nuclear disarmament and embracing the market economy. But the electorate still would not make him Prime
Minister. With David Dimbleby. Producer JanineThomason
(Neil Kinnock is a guest in Have I Got News for You at 8.35pm)
Karol Szymanowski , the great
Polish composer, died penniless of tuberculosis in a Swiss sanatorium in 1937. A traveller to cultures as diverse as the Polish highlands, classical Sicily and north Africa, Szymanowski created a unique, seductive series of masterpieces. This film delves into his vivid and exotic imagination, combining his own words with music specially performed by the Warsaw National Philharmonic
Orchestra and some of Poland's outstanding young artists. Director Peter Maniura • STEREO
Followed by Advent Calendar (Txt)
Guests are comedienne Jo Brand and Neil Kinnock.
Although critics called it Terence Rattigan's most serious and truthful play, After the Dance has not been seen for 50 years. Tonight's production in the season of studio dramas stars Anton Rodgers, Gemma Jones, Imogen Stubbs
David and Joan's life has been one continuous party, but their marriage is loveless. Suddenly a young girl appears in their world and announces that she's in love with David and wants to change his life for ever.
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Dr George Banner:
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Cinema season continues with Bertrand Tavernier 's first film, a sympathetic study of a middle-aged man's realisation that his son is a total stranger to him.
Starring Philippe Noiret , who gives a moving performance as the watchmaker shattered to learn that his son has killed a man.
In French with English subtitles.
Based on a novel by Georges Simenon
(Jacques Becker 's Montparnasse 19 9 is on Friday at 11.25pm) • FILMS: pages 55-62
Actress Catherine O'Hara hosts this week's show. And there's musical entertainment from the band 10,000 Maniacs. • STEREO