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: Soviet 1929-33

Featuring archive footage and stills exploring the history of the Soviet state.
The New Generation. In the newly-formed poverty-ridden Soviet state, the zealous young went round the country in cultural trains to agitate and educate, b/w

: England's Nazareth

The small Norfolk village of Little Walsingham is invaded every year, from Easter onwards, by as many as half a million pilgrims.

: It's That Man Again

The first in a short season of British comedies revives memories of the golden days of radio with the film version of ITMA.
Starring Tommy Handley The wise-cracking Mayor of Foaming-at-the-Mouth is in deep trouble for sinking the entire council budget in a bombed-out London theatre.
DirectorWalter Forde
SEE FILMS pages 59 72


Unknown: Tommy Handley
Mayor Handley: Tommy Handley
Stella Ferris: Greta Gynt
LeftylFunf: Jack Train
Sam Scram: Sidney Keith
AUOop/Cecil: Horace Percival
Mrs Mop: Dorothy Summers

: A Double Life

Ronald Colman in an Oscar-winning performance as the Broadway actor Anthony John , who is increasingly dominated by the characters he portrays on stage. When he agrees to play Othello, madness and murder threaten to destroy him.
Director George Cukor


Unknown: Ronald Colman
Unknown: Anthony John
Director: George Cukor
Anthony John: Ronald Colman
Brita: Signe Hasso
Bill Friend: Edmond Obrien
PatKroll: Shelley Winters
Victor Donlan: Ray Collins
MaxLasker: Philip Loeb

: A Level Playing Field

For decades women have been discriminated against in bowling and golf clubs. They now want the law changed.

: Sutton Hoo

First of three daily programmes about the prestigious burial site of Sutton Hoo. Rpt

: Johnson and Friends

Cartoon. Rpt Stereo

: Orville and Cuddles

Cartoon. Rpt

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

A look at the world of mountain flowers. Rpt

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Short-Eared Owl
An RSPB film about the short-eared owl, which hunts in daylight or at dusk, and is always vulnerable with its nest on the ground. Rpt

: See Hear!

With signing and subtitles.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
A look at the once-wealthy empire which now struggles on the edge of subsistence.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Gymnastics

From the NEC, Birmingham. For the first time the World
Gymnastics Championships take place in this country, with 12 titles being decided over six days of competition. Today sees the start of the qualifying rounds. Commentary by Barry Davies , Mitch Fenner and Christine Still. Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie Editor Philip Bern


Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner
Commentary By: Christine Still.
Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie
Editor: Philip Bern

: Shenandoah

Vintage western starring
James Stewart
Doug McClure
Loner Charlie Anderson keeps his family out of the Civil War, even though there is fighting a few miles from their Virginia farm. But when his new son-in-law joins the Confederate army and his youngest son is captured by Federal troops, Anderson finds he can no longer remain aloof.
Director Andrew V McLaglen


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Doug McClure
Unknown: Loner Charlie Anderson
Director: Andrew V McLaglen
Charlie Anderson: James Stewart
Sam: Doug McClure
Jacob Anderson: Glenn Corbett
James Anderson: Patrick Wayne
Jennie Anderson: Rosemary Forsyth
Boy Anderson: Philip Alford
Ann Anderson: Katharine Ross
Nathan Anderson: Charles Robinson
John Anderson: James McMullan
Henry Anderson: Tim McIntire
Gabriel: Eugene Jackson Jr

: Assignment

Italy on Trial. When Judge Antonio de Prieto began his investigation into corruption, Operation Clean Hands, most Italians were sceptical about the outcome. Today they are surprised at his success but shocked at what he discovered.
The jails are now overflowing not with mafiosi but with top businessmen, "respectable" civil servants and powerful politicians. One fifth of all MPs, including a former prime minister, are under investigation. Martin Jacques reports from Milan, where it seems that nothing is possible without a bribe.
ProducefChris Goddard
Editor John Morrison A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv


Unknown: Antonio de Prieto
Unknown: Martin Jacques
Editor: John Morrison
Unknown: Barraclough Carey

: Secret Nature

Series exploring the wildlife of the English Channel.
Channel Islands. Renowned as a popular holiday destination, the Channel Islands enjoy a remarkably mild climate, which is reflected in their wildlife. A gannet's-eye view of the islands reveals plants and animals normally found much further south flourishing in the sunshine off the gulf of St Malo. Series producer Andrew Cooper
An AC Wildlife production for BBCtv


Unknown: St Malo.
Producer: Andrew Cooper

: Quantum Leap

Offbeat science-fiction series. The Wrong Stuff. Sam finds himself in a space capsule as a chimpanzee destined to die in a research project.

: 40 Minutes

The Agony of the Ecstasy -100 Years of Sex Advice. An early sex manual claimed: "no man of average health can exceed the bounds of once a week...."
Today, when explicit sex videos become bestsellers, it's a question of "Am I getting enough? Am I doing it right?" There is no shortage of advice about sex but, for some people, it can induce feelings of inadequacy and panic. With the help of agony aunts and uncles, this programme romps its way through a history of sex advice. Director Marilyn Wheatcroft Series editor Paul Watson


Director: Marilyn Wheatcroft
Editor: Paul Watson

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine.

: pmWeatherview

: Evenings

As 1946 draws to a close, young Fritz van Egters, numbed by a tedious office job, agonises about spending New Year's Eve with his parents. He seeks refuge in fantasies and his first fumbling experiences of sex. In Dutch with English subtitles.
Director Rudolf van den Berg
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Director: Rudolf van Den Berg
Fritz van Egters: Thom Hoffman
Father: Rijk de Gooijer
Mother: Viviane Demuynck
MauritS: Pierre Bokma
Bep: Euapel Grom

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