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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: A Woman's Secret

Starring Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame
A radio singer is found shot and her benefactress confesses to the crime. But a close friend, disbelieving her confession, tells the police the true story of the stormy relationship between the two women.
FILMS: pages 55-62


Director: Nicholas Ray
Marian Washburn: Maureen O'Hara
Luke Jordan: Melvyn Douglas
Susan Calduiell: Gloria Grahame
Lee: Bill Williams
Brook Mathews: Victor Jory
Fowler: Jay C Flippen
MrsFowler: Mary Philips
Roberts: Robert Warwick
Doctor: Curt Conway
Mrs Matthews: Ann Shoemaker
Mollie: Virginia Farmer

: Scarlet Street

starring Edward G Robinson, Joan Bennett
Christopher Cross has worked for 20 years as a cashier in New York. His spare time is spent painting, a relief from his domineering, bitter wife. Then one night he encounters the beautiful Kitty.
FILMS: pages 55-62


Director: Fritz Lang
Christopher Cross: Edward G Robinson
Kitty March: Joan Bennett
Johnny Prince: Dan Duryea
Millie: Margaret Lindsay
AdeleCross: Rosalind Ivan
Janeway: Jess Barker
Dellarowe: Arthur Loft

: Magic of the House

Frank Delaney visits children's author Lucy M Boston, at home in her Norman manor house on the banks of the River Ouse in Huntingdon.


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 91

2: Designed and Designoid Objects. Dr Richard Dawkins considers the complexity of such "natural" machines as a bird's wing and eye.
(Tomorrow: Climbing Mount Improbable) STEREO


Unknown: Dr Richard Dawkins

: Charlie Chalk

Animated adventures.

: Another War, Another Peace 1940-60

Life in the 1940s and 50s.
10: A Different East. In the Far East, two distinct cultures emerged. In China,
Mao Tse-tung 's army brought about the communist revolution, whereas in Japan a revolution of a different sort was taking place - capitalism. Narrated by Magnus Magnusson.
(Tomorrow: American Dreams)


Unknown: Mao Tse-Tung
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.

: News and Weather; followed by See Hear!

A Christmas special edition of the magazine for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
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

Today: in-depth topical analysis, with John Diamond and guests.
(Repeatedat 12.20am) ● STEREO


Unknown: John Diamond

: Pinkfoot

An RSPB film which follows the fortunes of a pair of pink-footed geese, who, after wintering in Britain, take off for Iceland in search of nest sites on the snow covered tundra. Will their chicks survive the icy blizzards and the scavenging arctic fox?

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Including reviews of Chaplin and The Muppet Christmas Carol. STEREO

: The Spanish Main

Swashbuckling adventure starring
Maureen O'Hara
Paul Henreid
Five years after his wrongful imprisonment by the Spanish, a Dutch captain returns as the pirate Barracuda.
Director Frank Borzage ● FILMS: pages 55-62
Followed by Advent Calendar(Txt)


Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Paul Henreid
Director: Frank Borzage
Francisca: Maureen O'Hara
Laurent Van Horn: Paul Henreid
Don Alvarado: Walter Slezak
Anne Bonny: Binnie Barnes
DaBilar: John Emery
Captain Black: Barton MacLane

: Assignment

Washington Wives. As Hillary Clinton prepares to enter the White House, Margaret Jay looks at the changing role of the President's wife. She talks to past incumbents Betty Ford and Lady Bird Johnson about the pressures of the job, and to future contenders, who must judge how far they dare step outside their husbands' shadows.
Producer Colleen Toomey Editor John Morrison
● DOCUMENTARY: page 10


Unknown: Hillary Clinton
Unknown: Margaret Jay
Unknown: Lady Bird Johnson
Producer: Colleen Toomey
Editor: John Morrison

: Prisoners of Conscience

"Any attack, anywhere in the world, on the sanctity and integrity of the human spirit which struggles to defend fundamental freedoms, is an attack on each one of us"
- Michael Mansfield , QC.


Unknown: Michael Mansfield

: Food and Drink

In the Christmas quiz, guests Sandi Toksvig and Patrick Barlow try to crack some cryptic culinary clues; top chefs Brian Turner and Michael Barry cook against the clock to create some Christmas party snacks; and Jill Goolden and Oz Clarke blind taste and identify their choice of white wines to drink with the turkey.
Presented by Chris Kelly. Director Linda Nash
Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks A Bazal production for BBCtv
Recipes on Ceefaxpage 686 ● STEREO
0 FOOD: page 19; DRINK: page 20


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Presented By: Chris Kelly.
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Quantum Leap

Offbeat American science-fiction series starring Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell
A Hunting We Will Go. 18 June 1976: Sam finds himself within the body of a professional bounty hunter handcuffed to a woman accused of a million dollar embezzlement.


Unknown: Scott Bakula
Unknown: Dean Stockwell

: Troubleshooter 2

Sir John Harvey-Jones advises another British business.
Neither Fish nor Fowl. One of the first to be granted NHS
Trust status, a Bradford group of hospitals has been struggling right from the start. Invited to advise, Sir John directs his fire both at the Trust and at the way the health reforms are operating. And, as one chief executive is replaced by another, the suggested solution is a radical one.
Producer Michael Mosley
Executive producer Richard Reisz


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer: Michael Mosley
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Prisoners of Conscience

Michael Mansfield , QC, with tonight's second portrait.


Unknown: Michael Mansfield

: Self Exposure

A series of personal films. Current Events. In a world where unspeakable things occur daily and then disappear from the news, how do we respond with compassion to media images of the misery happening far away? American director Ralph Arlyck tackles these issues in a personal way. (Tomorrow: Locked Up Time at11.20pm)


Director: Ralph Arlyck

: Behind the Headlines


: Weatherview

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