8.00 Science Preparatory Maths:
Angles 8.15 Continuing Education: At the Edge of Glashow's Desert
Starring Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes.
A novelist looks back on her childhood and her Norwegian-American family life in San Francisco, dominated by wise, practical and indomitable Mama Hanson. Barbara Bel Geddes is best known now for her role as Miss Ellie in Dallas.
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Florence Dana Moorhead:
Favourite recipes from ten years of Food and Drink.
Today: Christmas alternatives. A Bazal production for BBCtv
An aerial journey to some of Britain's 400 islands, from
Bishop Rock to Muckle Flugga. With William Carrocher.
Starring Sonja Henie John Payne
A publicity stunt backfires when pianist Ted Scott agrees to sponsor a Norwegian refugee and the "little girl" turns out to be a beautiful fully-grown ice skater.
Glenn Miller and his band are among the stars of this lighthearted musical featuring such classics as In the Mood.
Chattanooga Choo Choo and It Happened in Sun Valley.
Director H Bruce Humberstone
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Time Out. A cat obsessed with timekeeping whizzes around a world of distorted dimensions.
Including a profile of writer
Amitav Ghosh and an interview with top film music composing team Nadeem Shravan.
A 13-part Asian drama.
8: Zara is putting all her energy into her new business and also putting a few noses out of joint. In Urdu with English subtitles. Written by Hasina Moeen
Continuing the John Ford season with this amiable and engaging comedy, starring John Wayne Maureen O'Hara
Sean Thornton returns to his native Galway to settle down in peace and quiet after making good in America as a boxer. However, he finds he has to fight with his neighbours, his sweetheart and his conscience.
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Mary Kate Danaher:
Red Will Danaher:
Highlights of a concert given earlier this week at the Usher
Hall, Edinburgh, as a prelude to the European summit. Children from all over Europe take part in tonight's main work, a new dance piece set tojames MacMillan's Tryst. The programme opens with part of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks. The Scottish
Chamber Orchestra (leader
James Clark ), the SCO Chorus, and members of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, are conducted by Hans Vonk.
Introduced by Kirsty Wark. * STEREO
A report on the work of the House of Commons select committees by Nicholas Jones. Editor Geoffrey Sumner
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With Chris Lowe.
Weather Michael Fish
Last in the series.
Bitter End. After five months and 13,000 miles,
Michael Palin will have to abandon all self-imposed restraints if he is to reach his goal.
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A series of documentaries about 20th-century music.
Amsterdam is still one of the most open and tolerant cities in Europe, a home to original creators from all over the world. Dutch composer Louis Andriessen is one of the most exciting artists to come out of the city since the war, and has collaborated with performance artist Robert Wilson and film-maker Peter Greenaway. In this film his former student, the controversial composer Steve Martland paints a portrait of a uniquely inventive and often anarchic figure.
A Third Eye production for BBC TV
Followed by Advent Calendar (Txt)
Guests are Peter Cook and Douglas Adams. ● STEREO
Luigi Pirandello 's classic play continues the season of studio dramas. Originally set in a theatre, this new version by Michael Hastings takes place in a film studio in 1950 and is recorded in black and white.
Among a distinguished cast, it stars Brian Cox
The great iron door of the studio swings open. In the light stands a family. The father walks up to the director and says, "Excuse me, we are looking for an author." The family carry with them a great personal tragedy of shame and despair, and have come to the studio to find somebody who can describe their experiences and explain what they've done to each other.
Producer Simon Curtis Director Bill Bryden
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The Classic French
Cinema season continues with Max Ophiils 's adaptation of Schnitzler's classic merry-go-round of love starring Anton Walbrook Simone Signoret
A series of amorous liaisons is set in train by the charming and cynical storyteller. In French with English subtitles.
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Actor Michael Keaton hosts the last in the series, this week featuring music from Morrissey. • STEREO