Adventure starring Terry Moore, Robert Armstrong
As a child in Africa, Jill Young is allowed to adopt a baby gorilla. Years later only Jill is able to control the giant-sized creature, now known as "Mighty Joe Young". A group of New York showmen take Joe to America, but things go wrong when the gorilla runs amok in their night club.
Director Ernest B Schoedsack
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Melodrama starring Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey
Thelma Jordon is an attractive, worldly and mysterious woman. But her passionate affair with Assistant DA Cleve Marshall is destined to lead to the loss of her career, family, reputation - and a charge of murder.
FILMS: pages 55-62
Judge Calvin Blackwell:
District Attorney Pierce:
A look at the work of furniture maker Tim Stead.
4: The Ultraviolet Garden
Richard Dawkins gives an uncompromising answer to the question: who or what benefits from the activities of other living things?
(Tomorrow: The Genesis of Purpose) • STEREO
Animated cartoon. What is the light in the sky that Mr Jupiter has spotted?
12: Spirit of the 50s. The west saw an economic miracle take place. It was a glossy world of consumer hedonism and scientific progress. In the east, the Soviets launched Sputnik I. The space age had begun.
Narrated by Magnus Magnusson. (Tomorrow: A New World)
Followed by Who's a Clever Boy?
A macaw, parrot, magpie and budgerigar show off before appearing in the Talking Birds Class of the National Exhibition of Cage Birds.
Welfare rights magazine presented by Helen Madden and Andrew Miller.
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Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's questions. With lain Macwhirter and John Cole.
and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Jeffrey Archer and Tony Banks discuss their nominations for the year's best and worst political performers, with guests Vincent Hanna and Simon Hoggart. ● STEREO
From the Grand Hall, Olympia. • STEREO
Tonight: a Christmas quiz. ● STEREO
Jet Cosgrave and a gang of hired gunmen try to reclaim Jet inheritance, but the owner won't give it up without a fight. With Joan Evans , Jim Davis and Catherine McLeod. Director William Witney 0 FILMS: pages 55-62
Racing to Disaster
When the London Ambulance
Service computer dispatch system broke down for 36 hours in October, it is claimed as many as 20 lives were lost.
Fiona Oates presents evidence that this disaster could have been avoided.
Producer Mike Mortimer
Editor Mike Flood Page
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Sally Taylor presents the programme which investigates major regional issues. Series producer Peter Pitt Editor Andy Griffee
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"It's not always comfortable to learn the truth about these prisoners. So it is a relief that there is the possibility of being genuinely involved by calling the BBC and finding out more" - Sir Ian McKellen.
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France. This examination of France's culture discovers that, beneath the mystique of charm and chic, the country has its conflicts, which include a growing problem with racism. Director Celia Lowenstein
Executive producer Steve Hewlett ● STEREO
Followed by Advent Calendar (Txt)
Last in the series pays a visit to the Le Mans 24-hour kart race.
Plus the Syclone pick-up truck and Subaru's new coupe. Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams 0STEREO
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Last in the comedy series starring and written by Jennifer Saunders with Joanna Lumley
It's Edina's 40th birthday and she's not feeling "absolutely fabulous" about it. With Julia Sawalha , Jane Horrocks ,
June Whitfield and Christopher Malcolm. Director Bob Spiers ; Producer Jon Plowman 0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888
Family Scenes, Stones and M-1 6s - a Settler's Story of Samaria. For the past six months, Jewish settler Elhanan Oppenheim and his young family have recorded a traumatic period in their lives. Israel's recent change of government threatened the settlers' struggle to increase their numbers on the occupied West Bank (which they call Samaria). Oppenheim's diary chronicles his defiant attempts to pick up the pieces of his dream.
Producer Han Ziv ; Series producer Bob Long
Izkor: Slaves to Memory. Israeli director Eyal Sivan returns to his birthplace to question the wisdom of an educational system which enforces the memory of Jewish oppression. (Family Gathering tomorrow at 1.50am)
RCN Nursing Update: Units 23/24