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: Open University

8.00 Science Preparatory Maths: Graphs 8.15 Open Advice: Becoming a Student 8.40 Suite Dreams

: King's Row

Classic Hollywood melodrama starring
Ann Sheridan
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


Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Robert Cummings
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Parris Mitchell
Unknown: Randy Monaghan
Director: Sam Wood
Randy Monaghan: Ann Sheridan
Parris Mitchell: Robert Cummings
Drake McHugh: Ronald Reagan
Cassandra Tower: Betty Field
Dr Henry Gordon: Charles Coburn
Dr Alexander Tower: Claude Rains
Mrs Harriet Gordon: Judith Anderson
LouiseGordon: Nancy Coleman

: The Folk Tales of England

The Lambton Worm. Folklorist
Kevin Crossley-Holland tells the story of the dragon which caused the Lambton family to be cursed for nine generations.


Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland

: Bird's Eye View

The late Sir John Betjeman surveys home and garden, cottage and palace, back-to-back and tower block, from an unusual vantage point.


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman

: Stagecoach

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.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Barry Norman: page 52


Director: John Ford
Ringo Kid: John Wayne
Dallas: Claire Trevor
Dr Boone: Thomas Mitchell
Buck: Andy Devine
Hatfield: John Carradine
Curly Wilcox: George Bancroft
Lt. Blanchard: Tim Holt
Peacock: Donald Meek
Gatewood: Berton Churchill

: Network East

This week including fashion designs from
Wendy Rodericks , inspired by the poetry of the Dalai Lama and the colours of Buddhist robes.


Unknown: Wendy Rodericks
Unknown: Dalai Lama

: Tanhaiyan

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.

: The Ice Puppy

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.

: They Were Expendable

I AJohnFordwarfilm, starring
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.
. FILMS, pages 55-62


Unknown: Robert Montgomery
Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Lieutenant John Brickley
Lt John Brickley: Robert Montgomery
Lt Rusty Ryan: John Wayne
General Martin: Jack Holt
Boats Mulcahey: Ward Bond
Ens Snake Gardner: Marshall Thompson
Ens Andy Andrews: Paullangton

: Scrutiny

A look at Parliament at work.
Editor Geoffrey Sumner


Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: Pole to Pole

Evil Shadow. Michael Palin 's journey through southern Africa is star-crossed.


Unknown: Michael Palin

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Nell Kinnock: the Lost Leader

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)


Unknown: David Dimbleby.
Unknown: Neil Kinnock

: Music on Two Song of the Night

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)


Unknown: Karol Szymanowski
Director: Peter Maniura

: Have I Got News for You

Guests are comedienne Jo Brand and Neil Kinnock.


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Neil Kinnock.

: Performance: After the Dance

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.

DRAMA: page 4


Author: Terence Rattigan
Producer: Simon Curtis
Director: Stuart Burge
David Scott-Fowler: Anton Rodgers
Joan Scott-Fowler: Gemma Jones
Helen Banner: Imogen Stubbs
Peter Scott-Fowler: Richard Lintern
John Reid: John Bird
Arthur Power: Geoffrey Beevers
Dr George Banner: Simon Beresford
Cyril Carter: Ben Chaplin
Moya Lexington: Georgina Hale
Julia Browne: Roberta Taylor
Miss Potter: Celia Bannerman

: The Watchmaker of St Paul

I (L'HorlogerdeStPaul) I The Classic French
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


Unknown: Bertrand Tavernier
Unknown: Philippe Noiret
Novel By: Georges Simenon
Novel By: Jacques Becker
Michel Descombes: Philippe Noiret
Inspector Guiboud: Jean Rochefort
Antoine: Jacques Denis
Bricard: Yves Afonso
Bernard: Sylvain Rougerie

: Saturday Night Live

Actress Catherine O'Hara hosts this week's show. And there's musical entertainment from the band 10,000 Maniacs. • STEREO


Unknown: Catherine O'Hara

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