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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Where There's a Will

Comedy starring Will Hay
Benjamin Stubbins 's law practice isn't doing at all well - the phone has been cut off, there's no gas and there hasn't been a client for months. The outlook is bleak until a gangster notices that Stubbins's office is above a bank.
Director William Beaudine
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Benjamin Stubbins
Director: William Beaudine
Benjamin: Will Hay
Goldie Kelly: Gina Malo
Duke Wilson: Hartley Power
Willie: Graham Moffatt
Sir Roger Wimpleton: Hf Maltby
Lady Margaret Wimpleton: Norma Varden
Barbara Stubbins: Peggy Simpson

: A Damsel in Distress

Gershwin musical starring Fred Astaire
Joan Fontaine
An American star falls in love with an aristocratic young
Englishwoman - and provides a showcase for choreography that won the film an Oscar.
Director George Stevens
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Director: George Stevens
Jerry Halliday: Fred Astaire
LadyAlyce: Joan Fontaine
George: George Burns
Gracie: Gracie Allen
Keggs: Reginald Gardiner
Reggie: Ray Noble

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

What to see and do in and about
Lyme Regis , Dorset.


Unknown: Lyme Regis

: Suspended Operation

A report on the suspension of a Dewsbury surgeon, and the subsequent investigation which cost the district a quarter of a million pounds.

: Living on the Land

Gordon Price and His Inherited
Horse. A wild young horse transforms the life of a Herefordshire farming family, carrying them at full gallop into the sport of kings.

: Postman Pat

Animation. (Rpt)

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

Today: irises. A look at one of our oldest garden flowers.

: News; Weather Jumpcuts

A preview of the weekend's OU programmes.

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

The Museum of Playthings
Past at Rednal, Birmingham.

: Racing

From Newbury.
2.40 Newbury Racecourse
Shopping Arcade Rated Stakes (5f)
3.10 Gainsborough Stud Fred Darling Stakes (7f 64yds)
3.40 Peter Smith Memorial Maiden Stakes(lm3f)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Introduced by Julian Wilson and Tracy Piggott. Producer Wendy Sheppard
Including at


Unknown: Peter Smith
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Introduced By: Tracy Piggott.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Treasure Gardens

Alan Titchmarsh visits grounds at eight of England's great historic houses - Broadlands, Blenheim, Chatsworth,
Harewood, Castle Howard,
Beaulieu, Woburn and Warwick Castle - and gives useful tips for more modest gardeners.
A Tadpole Lane production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Top Gear

A test of the Peugeot 306.
CAR LINES: new car test details on 089 1-[number removed]; second-hand car information on 0[number removed](calls 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at other times).

: Hell Drivers

I Trucking thriller I starring Stanley Baker Herbert Lorn and a distinguished cast of British actors.
Released from prison and seeking anonymity, Tom takes a job with a firm of unscrupulous haulage contractors who stretch both drivers and regulations to the limit.
DirectorC Raker Endfield
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Stanley Baker
Unknown: Herbert Lorn
Tom: Stanley Baker
Gino: Herbert Lom
Lucy: Peggy Cummins
Red: Patrick McGoohan
Cartley: William Hartnell
Dusty: Sidney James
Jill: Jill Ireland
Tinker: Alfie Bass
Scottie: Gordon Jackson
Jimmy: David McCallum
Johnny: Sean Connery

: Gardeners' World

John Anderson learns how a rocky slope on the coast of southern Ireland has been coaxed to bloom.
Geoff Hamilton reviews herbaceous perennials, Lynda Brown delves into the culinary properties of nettles, and Nick Wray gets rid of his "frost pocket" and creates a climate for a special plant.
Series producer Laurence Vulliamy Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv
GARDENERS' WORLD LIVE: information about the show at Birmingham NEC from 16 to 20 June is on Ceefax page 687.
Geoff Hamilton 's guide to the best garden centre buys


Unknown: John Anderson
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Lynda Brown
Unknown: Nick Wray
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Producer: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: What the Papers Say

John Sweeney of the Observer comments on the week's press. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: John Sweeney

: Public Eye

Profits from Punishment. With Britain's first private prison for convicted men about to open, Public Eye reveals disturbing new facts about the American company chosen to run it. Phil Parry also reports on the awarding of government contracts, and how senior prison officials have left to join the private companies. Producer Geoff Griffiths
Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: Phil Parry
Producer: Geoff Griffiths
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Gymnastics

Live coverage of the World Gymnastics Championships continues with the decisive stages of the women's overall final. This title, a prize to be ranked with Olympic gold, has eluded even such greats as Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci. So who will carry it off this year? Introduced by Helen Rollason from the NEC, Birmingham. with commentary by Barry Davies , Mitch Fenner and Christine Still.


Unknown: Olga Korbut
Introduced By: Helen Rollason
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner
Commentary By: Christine Still.

: Have I Got News for You

Return of the current affairs comedy quiz show. Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton , with guests
Jonathan Ross and Peter Cook , take the week's news stories to the very edge and give them a cheerful shove in the back. Hosted by Angus Deayton. Producer Colin Swash
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Angus Deayton.

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Weathervlew

: Badlands

Last film in the On the Run season stars
Martin Sheen , Sissy Spacek Kit and his teenage lover Holly are on the run after shooting her father. They travel through south Dakota killing anyone who gets in their way.
Written, produced and directed by Terrence Malick
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Martin Sheen
Directed By: Terrence Malick
Kit Carruthers: Martin Sheen
Holly: Sissy Spacek
Father: Warren Oates
Cato: Ramon Bieri
Deputy: Lan Vint
Sheriff: Gary Littlejohn

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