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
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
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.
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
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)
A Christmas special edition of the magazine for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
With signing and subtitles.
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Followed by Westminster Live lain Macwhirter and John Cole present live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's questions.
and Regional News; Weather
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Word game with Paul Coia. ● STEREO
Today: in-depth topical analysis, with John Diamond and guests.
(Repeatedat 12.20am) ● STEREO
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?
Including reviews of Chaplin and The Muppet Christmas Carol. STEREO
Swashbuckling adventure starring
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)
Laurent Van Horn:
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
"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.
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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
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Offbeat American science-fiction series starring Scott Bakula
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.
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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
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With Jeremy Paxman.
Michael Mansfield , QC, with tonight's second portrait.
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)