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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Tall in the Saddle

Starring John Wayne Ella Raines
When Rocklin arrives at an Arizona ranch to take over as foreman, he discovers that the owner has been mysteriously murdered. Adding to his problems is the fact that the new owners are a spinster and her beautiful niece - and Rocklin "can't abide women".
Director Edwin L Marin 0 FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Ella Raines
Director: Edwin L Marin
Rocklin: John Wayne
Arly: Ella Raines
Garvey: Ward Bond
Dave: George "gabby" Hayes
Clara: Audrey Long
Miss Martin: Elizabeth Risdon

: Affair with a Stranger

Starring Victor Mature, Jean Simmons
A famous playwright's success keeps him apart from his wife, and soon rumours of divorce circulate New York. The news shocks the couple's old friends, who just can't believe it.
Films: pages 55-62


Director: Roy Rowland
Bill Blakeley: Victor Mature
Carolyn Parker: Jean Simmons
Dolly Murray: Maryjo Tarola
Janet Boothe: Monica Lewis
Ma Stanton: Jane Darwell
Happy Murray: Dabs Greer
Joe: Wally Vernon

: Michael Barry's Choice Cuts

Favourite recipes. Today: vegetables.

: Look Stranger

Rivers of Pearl. With
Bill Abernethy , the only man in Britain to have on his passport "Profession, pearl fisher".


Unknown: Bill Abernethy

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 91

The last of five daily lectures. The Genesis of Purpose. Dr Richard Dawkins draws parallels between the development of the modern computer and the development of the human species. ● STEREO


Unknown: Dr Richard Dawkins

: Fingermouse

Finger puppet fun.

: Another War, Another Peace: 1940-60

Last in the series about life in the 1940s and 50s.
A New World. From the ruins of war to the conquest of space, the 60s arrived. The west had rejected the tyranny of dictatorship, whereas in the east Stalin's grip had tightened. And in Africa and Asia new states were emerging.

: News; Weather

Followed by Sport on Friday
Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Highlights of the first round of the Johnnie Walker World
Championship from Jamaica.
Show Jumping
Including the Everest Snowman Stakes from Olympia. Riders negotiate the course on two horses, then the combined times and faults for both runs determine the winner.
Transatlantic Supercross from the NEC, Birmingham. The best riders from America and Europe take on the top competitors from this country. Producer Sharon Lence
Editor Ken Burton
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Ken Burton

: 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

Today: the world of media and the arts. With Shyama Perera.


Unknown: Shyama Perera.

: Delia Smith's Christmas

Last in the series offering a guide to cooking at Christmas. ! TELETEXT SUBTITLES, page 888
● BBC BOOK: Delia Smith 's Christmas. price £12.95, available from booksellers.


Unknown: Delia Smith

: Top Gear

A report on the 24-hour kart race at Le Mans; plus road tests on the Syclone pick-up truck and the Subaru SVX.

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series.
The Secret of the Giant Oyster Troy is sent to rescue two divers who are trying to steal a legendary giant pearl. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Man from UNCLE: The Deadly Goddess Affair

Spy drama from the 60s, starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum.

THRUSH try to take over Africa and Solo and Illya must stop them.
(Teletext Subtitles): page 888


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum

: Doctor Who: The Dæmons: 5

Last of a classic five-part story restored to colour, starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor
The Doctor begins his final battle with the Master - and the Daemon. Jo's life and the fate of the world depend on the Doctor's success.
Written by Guy Leopold Producer Barry Letts
Director Christopher Barry


Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Written By: Guy Leopold
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Christopher Barry
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
The Master: Roger Delgado

: What the Papers Say

With Richard Littlejohn of The Sun.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Presenter: Richard Littlejohn

: Prisoners of Conscience

"As the people of the United States elect a Democrat as their president, I am reminded of the late President Kennedy's observation that while any person is denied freedom for political reasons, then none of us is free" - General Secretary of the TGWU, Bill Morris. Written by Caroline Moorehead Producer Rex Bloomstein
* INFORMATION PACK: if you would like to know how to help, phone (free of charge) [number removed]after tonight's programme or send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Bill Morris.
Written By: Caroline Moorehead
Producer: Rex Bloomstein

: Public Eye

Home and Alone
The Government believes old people should be looked after in their homes. But will there be enough support from councils, carers and charities to stop old people being left on their own? Jenny Cuffe reports. Producer Dippy Chaudhary Editor Peter Horrocks
Followed by Advent Calendar (Txt)


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: The Living Garden

Raising a Family. In the last of his series, Geoff Hamilton looks at ways of working with nature. "Work with nature," he says, "and you will produce a beautiful, productive garden filled with the secret of life."
Producer Mick Rhodes
A Catalyst production for BBCtv
* BBC BOOK: richly illustrated with photos and diagrams, £ 15.95 from booksellers.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: Mick Rhodes

: The Face of Tutankhamun

Heads in the Sand. In this last film in the series, Christopher Frayling looks at what can be done to save Egypt's past for succeeding generations.
Tutankhamun's tomb now has mould spreading over the 3,000-year-old paintings and the plastered walls are crumbling away. The temples along the Nile valley are being eroded by pollution, as is the museum in Cairo which houses the world's greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities. Producer Derek Towers
Executive producer Roy Davies
0 BOOKLET/PACK: for a guide (£3.95) or education pack (£7.99). send a cheque to [address removed]


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Roy Davies

: Sister Wendy's Odyssey

Sister Wendy Beckett visits
Birmingham where she offers her views on some differences between men and women artists.
Director John Hooper
Series producer Nicholas Rossiter ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Wendy Beckett
Director: John Hooper
Producer: Nicholas Rossiter

: Have I Got News for You

Last in the series puts 1992 under the microscope. Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by Clive Anderson and Alan Coren. With Angus Deayton. Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Prisoners of Conscience

Last in the series of appeals.
"The grosser abuses of human rights attract international interest and revulsion, but smaller abuses in smaller countries are often overlooked"
- yachtswoman and author Clare Francis.


Unknown: Clare Francis.

: Late Show Special

An exploration of the ideas behind the making of Leni Riefenstahl 's controversial film, Triumph of the Will, a screening of which follows. Was she a propagandist for the Nazi regime or, as she claims, just a disinterested artist?
Director Martin Davidson


Unknown: Leni Riefenstahl
Director: Martin Davidson

: Triumph of the Will

Made as a record of Hitler's 1934
Nuremberg rally, this remains one of the most potent pieces of cinema propaganda ever made. Director Leni Riefenstahl (B/w) ● FILMS: pages 55-62


Director: Leni Riefenstahl

: Self Exposure

Last in the series.
Family Gathering. Forty years after the Second World War,
Japanese-American Lise Yasui begins to uncover the myths surrounding her family history.


Unknown: Japanese-American Lise Yasui

: Weatherview

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