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: Meet John Doe

Frank Capra 's drama starring Gary Cooper
Barbara Stanwyck
A down-at-heel baseball pitcher is hired to represent a sort of Good Samaritan in order to further a dictatorial newspaper magnate's political ambitions.
● FILMS: pages 41-65 60714913


Unknown: Frank Capra
Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
John Doe: Gary Cooper
Ann Mitchell: Barbara Stanwyck
DB Norton: Edward Arnold
Colonel: Walter Brennan
Henry Connell: James Gleason
Mrs Mitchell: Spring Byington
Mayor Lovett: Gene Lockhart
Ted Sheldon: Rod Larocque
Beany: Irving Bacon

: Swing Time

Concluding the season of films starring
Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
When Lucky Garnett is late for his own wedding, the bride's outraged father forbids the marriage until the groom has made his fortune - from a capital of just 25 cents.
With music by Jerome Kern.
Director George Stevens ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
● FILMS: pages 41-[number removed]


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Music By: Jerome Kern.
Director: George Stevens
Lucky: Fred Astaire
Penny: Ginger Rogers
Pop: Victor Moore
Mabel: Helen Broderick
Gordon: Eric Blore
Margaret: Betty Furness
Ricardo Romero: Georges Metaxa
Judge Watson: Landers Stevens
Raymond: John Harrington

: Early One Morning

An RSPB film capturing the atmosphere and moods of the seasons.

: Fingermouse

Puppet fun.

: New Year's Day Concert

The second part of the traditional concert live from the Musikverein in Vienna.
Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in a programme of popular music by Joseph Lanner and members of the Strauss family. With the Vienna State Opera Ballet.
Introduced by Richard Baker. Director Brian Large
(Whole concert from 10.15am on Radio 3) * STEREO 3964555


Unknown: Riccardo Muti
Music By: Joseph Lanner
Introduced By: Richard Baker.
Director: Brian Large

: Racing

From Cheltenham.
12.45 Steel Plate Trial Hurdle Race
(2m If)
1.20 Arlington Premier Series Steeplechase Qualifier (2m 5f)
1.55 ASW Handicap Steeplechase (4mlf)
2.30 Philip Comes Spa Hurdle Race (2m 5f 11 Oyd)
Plus a look back at the Leopardstown Christmas meeting. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan and Richard Pitman . Introduced by Julian Wilson and Bill Smith.
TV presentation Wendy Sheppard
● STEREO 46268642


Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Introduced By: Bill Smith.

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Last of five lectures by Professor Charles Stirling , FRS. In the Hands of Giants. We are surrounded by giants - giant-handed molecules of a million atoms or more, such as carbohydrates and proteins that control the structure of plants and animals. This programme brings the series full circle, with the ultimate giant present in the nuclei of all our cells, DNA. 2952523


Unknown: Professor Charles Stirling

: The Works

Inside the Box. A look at how art and television techniques can deceive the eye. 9522284 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Top Gear Rally Report

Highlights of November's Lombard RAC Rally, presented by Steve Lee ,
Barrie Gill , Tony Mason and Ross Dunkerton. 9745333


Presented By: Steve Lee
Presented By: Barrie Gill
Presented By: Tony Mason
Presented By: Ross Dunkerton.

: The Natural World

The Cat That Came in from the Cold. Winter is closing in on the Welsh mountains. For the polecat - and all the other wild animals - life is getting hard.
4726081 ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Ski Sunday Special

Featuring ski-jumping from
Garmisch-Partenkirchen. One of the oldest winter sports has undergone a major upheaval over the last two seasons. The
"V for Victory" style has revolutionised ski-jumping and seen the emergence of new young stars. Finland's Olympic champion Toni Nieminen , second here last year, heads the field. Introduced by Julian Tutt. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside 78


Unknown: Toni Nieminen
Introduced By: Julian Tutt.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: Street Scene

Kurt Weill 's self-styled
"American opera" of 1946 is performed in English National Opera's highly acclaimed production by David Pountney , designed by David Fielding and starring leading ENO singers Janice Cairns and Lesley Garrett.
With a book by Elmer Rice (based on his Pulitzer
Prize-winning stage play) and lyrics by the poet
Langston Hughes , it combines elements both of opera and of Broadway song and dance in portraying an eventful 24 hours in the lives of the inhabitants of a New York tenement block.
The English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by James Holmes.
Television director Barrie Gavin
● STEREO 585826


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Production By: David Pountney
Designed By: David Fielding
Singers: Janice Cairns
Singers: Lesley Garrett.
Book By: Elmer Rice
Unknown: Langston Hughes
Conducted By: James Holmes.
Anna Maurrant: Janice Cairns
Rose Maurrant: Lesley Garrett
Sam Kaplan: Kevin Anderson
Frank Maurrant: Mark Richardson
Willie Maurrant: Daniel Ison
Abraham Kaplan: Terry Jenkins
Harry Easter: Richard Halton
Henry Davis: Keel Watson
Dick McGann: Philip Gould
Mae Jones: Caroline O'Connor
Lippo Fiorentino: Anthony Mee
Greta Fiorentino: Christine Bunning
Emma Jones: Meriel Dickinson
Olga Olsen: Shelagh Squires
Daniel Buchanan: Harry Nicoll
Jennie Hildebrand: Yvette Bonner

: A Cry in the Dark

First showing on network television of the true story of the case which obsessed a nation and triggered a massive media event lasting over half a decade. Starring Meryl Streep , Sam Neill
On a cool spring night in 1980, amid the scenic beauty of remote Ayers Rock, a tiny baby disappears. Was
Azaria Chamberlain abducted, as maintained by her distraught mother? Or did Lindy Chamberlain commit the most bizarre murder in Australian history?
Director Fred Schepisi
● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● FILMS: pages 4 1-65 49635975


Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Sam Neill
Unknown: Azaria Chamberlain
Unknown: Lindy Chamberlain
Director: Fred Schepisi
Lindy Chamberlain: Meryl Streep
Michael Chamberlain: Sam Neill
Barker: Bruce Myles
Justice Muirhead: Charles Tingwell
Charlwood: Nick Tate
Phillips: Neil Fitzpatrick
Barritt: Maurie Fields
Tipple: Lewis Fitzgerald

: The Vampyr: a Soap Opera

The fourth episode of an action-packed updating of The Vampire, a 19th-century romantic opera. (Part 5 tomorrow. For cast see Tuesday) Stereo

: World Darts

The first of nine days' coverage of the 1993 Embassy World
Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey.
Commentary by Tony Green and Sid Waddell. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie
● STEREO 636517


Commentary By: Tony Green
Commentary By: Sid Waddell.
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Blow Out

Thriller starring John Travolta
Nancy Allen
By chance, a movie sound man records a car crash in which a leading politician is killed. But when the tape reveals the unmistakable sound of a high-powered gunshot, his own life is put at risk.
Written and directed by Brian De Palma
● FILMS: pages 41-[number removed]


Unknown: John Travolta
Unknown: Nancy Allen
Directed By: Brian de Palma
Jack Terry: John Travolta
Sally Badina: Nancy Allen
Burke: John Lithgow
Manny Karp: Dennis Franz
Detective Mackey: John Aquino

: Weatherview

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