Continuing the short season of British comedies. Starring George Formby
When George Butters agrees to switch places with his double, the famous South American tenor Gilli Vanetti , he soon finds himself fleeing from gangsters employed by the singer's manager. But it's also a chance for the manager to spot George's comic talents.
Director Marcel Varnel
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George Butters/Gilli Vanetti:
Pursuit thriller starring
His wife missing and his invention stolen, Swedish scientist Nils Ahlen joins forces with a dogged police inspector to track down the culprits through the wilds of Lapland.
Director Terence Young
Two young ballroom virtuosi show that Latin American is not all tulle and sequins.
Baby Ewan [text removed] was born with cystic fibrosis, a common genetic disease. But a revolutionary treatment could transform his life.
In the last of three programmes Prof Martin Carver goes in search of answers to the strange practice of boat burials in northern Europe.
Animation. Rpt Stereo NODDY MAGAZINE: on sale fortnightly, 65pm, from newsagents.
Today: tulips, one of the brightest of spring bulbs.
Followed by Summoned by Bells
A verse autobiography of Sir John Betjeman , first produced to celebrate the late Poet
Laureate's 70th birthday.
Followed by Westminster Live
Presented by lain Macwhirter and John Cole.
Regional News; Weather
Susan Hayward American publisher Lewis Venable comes to Venice in search of the love letters of a famous poet.
Director Martin Gabel
Magazine programme for people with disabilities. With sign language interpretation.
Vintage western starring
Sterling Hayden Coleen Gray
A cavalry deserter assumes the identity of a major in order to lead a wagon train safely through Indian country.
Director Lesley Selander
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Sing Beast Sing. Just who is the mysterious beast?
Will the South Ever Work
Again? A revolution in information technology in the workplace is reshaping the nature of work. Does this mean people will have to come to terms with mass unemployment for the foreseeable future, or are there alternatives to work which could reduce the scourge of joblessness? Marie Kinsey reports on new ideas about how to tackle the job crisis. Producer Stuart Lansley
Editor Mike Flood Page REGIONAL PROGRAMME
A provocative series in which writer and naturalist Phil
Drabble presents a personal view of the future of our rural environment.
The future of the countryside will rest in the hands of our children. Phil explains how he is teaching them responsibility for pride not profit. He also meets some older kindred spirits who are fighting for the environment of today. Producer Michael Kerr
Highlights of the early rotations and live coverage of the closing stages of the men's overall final in the World
Gymnastics Championships from the NEC, Birmingham. The men of the former Soviet Union are expected to dominate once more.
Peugeot's 205 was such a success that some have called it the car of the 1980s. Now the company hopes to grab the limelight again in the 90s with its new 306 range. Built in Coventry, the car goes on sale this month. Jeremy Clarkson tests it to see if Peugeot's hopes are justified. Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams
CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR SHOW: information about the show at Birmingham NEC from 1 to 3 May is on Ceefax page 687.
Weekend viewing from the OU.
The On the Run short season continues with Nicholas Ray's directorial debut. A moving and poetic version of Thieves Like Us combining gangster movie with love story, it stars Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell.
(Badlands tomorrow at 11.20pm)
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