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: Open University

6.45 Statistics: Looking at Large Samples 7364155 7.10 The Trial of Socrates 6323567 7.35 The Social Impact of Rapid

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists through the ages. Rpt


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: George in Civvy Street

Comedy starring George Formby
Recently demobbed,
George and his pal Fingers seek out Mary, George's love. But George has a rival.
Director Marcel Varnel (1946)
SEE FILMS pages32 41


Unknown: George Formby
Director: Marcel Varnel
George Harper: George Formby
Mary Colton: Rosalyn Boulter
Fingers: Ronald Shiner
Uncle Shad: Ian Fleming

: Sleeping Car to Trieste

Spy drama starring Jean Kent
When a thief boards the Orient Express with a diary containing vital political information, a cat-and-mouse game begins.
Director John Paddy Carstairs (1948)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Valya: Jean Kent
Zurta: Albert Lieven
George Grant: Derrick Demarney
Jolif: Paul Dupuis
Tom Bishop: David Tomlinson
Alastair MacBain: Finlay Currie

: Cama - the Otter

Film about an otter cub by John and Simon King.


Unknown: Simon King.

: The Space Invaders

A look at the Ramblers'
Association's battle with farmers whose land they crossed on "Forbidden Britain Day" last year.

: Johnson and Friends

Animation. Rpt

: King Rollo

Animation. (Rpt)

: Boswall's Wildlife Safari to Mexico

Through the Mangrove
Marismas. A safari down the Rio San Cristobal to the Pacific.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by I Could Do That
The construction business of Ronald and Stephen Spencer.


Unknown: Stephen Spencer.

: The Craftsmen

The art of printing engravings and etchings. Rpt

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Thora on the Straight and Narrow
(Shown yesterday at 6.25pm on BBC

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: I'm Just a Little Old Lady

The life of Japanese calligraphy teacher Umeko Masumoto from 1986 to her 100th birthday party in 1992.


Unknown: Umeko Masumoto

: Holiday Outings

Eamonn Holmes reports on an activity holiday for children at Boreatton Park, Shropshire.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Today's the Day

Quiz show based on news events. With Andrew Rawnsley. A Mentorn production for BBCtv


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.

: Gardeners' World

The beauty and diversity of bamboos cultivated in Norfolk, an Olympic-size floral bedding scheme in Manchester and a wealth of design ideas in Surrey are among the topics covered by Geoff Hamilton and Liz Rigbey.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Liz Rigbey.

: The Road to Denver

Western starring John Payne
Skip Homeier
Following a quarrel, brothers Sam and Bill Mayhew find themselves on opposite sides in a feud over the establishment of a stagecoach line. One becomes a partner of the owner and the other a hired gunman.
Director Joseph Kane (1955)


Unknown: John Payne
Unknown: Skip Homeier
Unknown: Bill Mayhew
Director: Joseph Kane
Bill Mayhew: John Payne
Sam Mayhew: Skip Homeier
Elizabeth Sutton: Mona Freeman
Jim Donovan: Lee J Cobb
John Sutton: Ray Middleton
Whipsaw: Andy Clyde
Pecos Larry: Lee van Cleef
Hunsaker: Karl Davis
Big George: Glenn Strange

: A Border Childhood

Irish writer Shane Connaughton (My Left Foot, ThePlayboys) revists the small border village of Redhills, Co Cavan, where he grew up. This secluded wilderness has hardly changed since the 50s and half a mile away lies the no man's land of the border, partitioning rivers and fields, minds and hearts, just as it did some 40 years ago. Director/Producer Tony McAutey


Unknown: Shane Connaughton
Producer: Tony McAutey

: Birthrights

Series of films on British culture and identity, viewed from a black perspective. The Colour of Love
All his life, David Upshal has faced other people's curiosity, hostility, even abuse. Why? Because he has an English mother and Nigerian father. In Britain mixed-race relationships - and the children they provide - continue to grow, provoking concern from black and white alike. Yet David feels his diverse origins have made him stronger and surer of who he is.
Director/ProducerSalim TahirSalam A Salamander production for BBCtv


Unknown: David Upshal

: Choices

Drama starring George C Scott
Jacqueline Bisset
Retired judge Evan Granger is confronted with a moral dilemma when his teenage daughter and his young second wife both become pregnant. On the one hand he believes abortion to be wrong, on the other, he's firmly against having any more children of his own.
Director David Lowell Rich (1986)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Unknown: George C Scott
Unknown: Jacqueline Bisset
Unknown: Evan Granger
Director: David Lowell Rich
Evan Granger: George Cscott
Marisa Granger: Jacqueline Bisset
Terry Granger: Melissa Gilbert
Joshua Granger: Merwan Mehta
Scott: Steven Flynn


Good Morning, Calais, last year's Silver Rose Comedy Award-winner at Montreux, starts a rerun of the second series, written and performed by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.
Uncovering the truth about the new Europe with them are
Helen Atkinson Wood , Michael Fenton Stevens , Philip Pope and Zeh Prado.
Director John Kilby ; Producer Jamie Rix


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins.
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Philip Pope
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Jamie Rix

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: A Question of Colour

How colour has been influenced by Sir Isaac Newton , Picasso, women's fashion, and various types of battledress.
Producer Henry Colomer


Unknown: Sir Isaac Newton
Producer: Henry Colomer

: Weatherview

: Strategies for Survival

As the voluntary sector has grown in the last decade, so has competition for funds. Which organisations are most likely to survive?

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