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: Westminster

Yesterday in Parliament.

: The Inside Story

Starring William Lundigan
One morning, in the dark days of the Depression, $1,000 in cash arrives in a quiet Vermont village. The money leaves that night, having solved a lot of problems simply by being transferred from hand to hand.
Director Allan Dwan ● FILMS: pages 55.62


Unknown: William Lundigan
Director: Allan Dwan
Waldo Williams: William Lundigan
Uncle Ed: Charles Winninger
Audrey O'Connor: Gail Patrick
Francine Taylor: Marsha Hunt
HoraceTaylor: Gene Lockhart
Geraldine Atherton: Florence Bates
Mason: Hobart Cavanaugh

: No Man of Her Own

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund
Rejected by her lover after becoming pregnant, Helen allows herself to take advantage of a terrible tragedy.

FILMS: pages 55-62


Director: Mitchell Leisen
Helen Ferguson: Barbara Stanwyck
Bill Harkness: John Lund
Mrs Harkness: Jane Cowl
Patrice Harkness: Phyllis Thaxter
Stephen Morley: Lyle Bettger
Mr Harkness: Henry O'Neill
Hugh Harkness: Richard Denning

: Look Stranger

Cottage on a Cliff. Derek and Jeannie Tangye describe how they gave up their jobs and set off to live in a derelict cottage on a Cornish cliff, with a cat and two donkeys, earning their living by growing potatoes.


Unknown: Jeannie Tangye

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 91

3: Climbing Mount Improbable Charles Darwin suggested the process of climbing Mount
Improbable is called Natural
Selection - a human's greatest ever idea, according to Dr Richard Dawkins.
(Tomorrow: The Ultraviolet Garden) * STEREO


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Dr Richard Dawkins.

: Greenclaws

Fun for children. There's trouble at the royal palace and Greenclaws is asked to help out.

: Another War, Another Peace 1940-60: 11: American Dreams

Life in the 1940s and 50s.
Affluence in the United States was symbolised by the two-car family. In Argentina, the impoverished masses looked to Evita Peron for hope and prosperity. Brazil created the futuristic city of Brasilia, and Fidel Castro hoped to improve Cuba's lot.


Narrator: Magnus Magnusson.

: News and Weather

Followed by A Wood for the Trees
Grizedale Forest in Cumbria produces 20,000 tons of timber every year - and sculptures are brought in and hidden away among the trees.

: CountryFile

Rural issues with John Craven.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News and Weather

● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of Parliament.

: News and Weather

and Regional News; Weather
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. • STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Linda Agran chairs a discussion of social and personal issues. • STEREO


Unknown: Linda Agran

: Show Jumping

From the Grand Hall, Olympia. First of five days' coverage of this traditional pre-Christmas show, which this year celebrates its 21 st birthday. • STEREO

: Landscapes of England

A series of explorations, first shown in 1976, by Professor W G Hoskins. Today he visits the Black Country. Producer Peter Jones


Unknown: G Hoskins.
Producer: Peter Jones

: Prisoners of Conscience

"Playing in Death and the Maiden over the last year brought home to me the reality of the lives endured by prisoners of conscience and of the lives denied them. This series has the power to kindle public imagination and encourage us all to act upon it" - actress Juliet Stevenson.


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.

: Star Trek: The Squire of Gothos

Kirk and crew encounter the mysterious Trelane - witty, elegant, obsessed with the sport of war. (Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Rough Guide to the World's jslands
The Philippines. Magenta De Vine and Rajan Datar travel first to the capital, Manila, where gambling is a way of life and a third of the population live in cardboard shacks. Then on to the island of Cebu where couples go to school to learn about marriage, and finally to Mindanao, with 100 miles of deserted beaches.
Producer Richard Fell
Series producer Dave Stewart ● STEREO


Unknown: Rajan Datar
Producer: Dave Stewart

: Open Space: Full Frontal

In her frank film, Sue Piper of British Naturism challenges the "saucy" images of nudity to reveal the unashamed front of naturism in this country. From the original pioneers of the 1920s to the new wave of urban enthusiasts, naturism is a "back to nature" movement, as much about escaping the constraints of modern life as the clothes which usually accompany it. Director Laura Granditer
Series producer Giles Oakley
Followed by Advent Calendar(Txt)


Director: Laura Granditer
Producer: Giles Oakley

: Bookmark

Serbian Epics. As the Serbs fight in Yugoslavia to regain the land and the glory of their medieval empire, the myth and epic poetry that enshrined it is re-emerging from centuries of Turkish rule and communist repression. With poet Radovan Karadzic , leader of the Bosnian Serbs, this film takes a detached look at the epic songs, music and sense of history which drive Serbian identity. Producer Paul Pawlikowski
Series editor Nigel Williams


Leader: Radovan Karadzic
Producer: Paul Pawlikowski
Editor: Nigel Williams

: Witchcraft

Concluding part of Nigel Williams 's period thriller, starring Peter McEnery
Lisa Harrow , Alan Howard While Meg tries to uncover the secret in the Oliphant papers, Jamie's obsession with the Witchfinder unleashes a terrifying force.


Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Lisa Harrow
Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: While Meg
Jamie Matheson: Peter McEnery
Meg Oakfield: Lisa Harrow
Alan Oakfield: Alan Howard
Juliet: Judy Campbell
Rick Mason: Clive Wood
JudyLomai: Georgia Slowe
Ruth: Rosemary McHale
Derwent Lane: Dorian Healy
Professor Maxwell: Peter Howell
Oxford librarian: David Ryall
Milk float driver: Andrew De La Tour
Assistant director: Jason Flemyng
Soundman: Chris Sanders

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Self Exposure

Locked Up Time. When Sibylle Schonemann applied for an exit visa from East Germany she was arrested by the "Stasi" and imprisoned. After the collapse of the Berlin Wall, she returned from exile to relive the nightmare by confronting her nameless persecutors on film.

: Behind the Headlines


: Weatherview

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