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: Open University

6.45 Ferrara: Planningthe Ideal City 7308599 7.10 Education: Measures of Success
7.35 Art: The Leathart Collection

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: If You Knew Susie

Musical comedy starring Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis

Former variety artists Sam and Susie Parker discover a document signed by George Washington awarding Sam's ancestors $50,000. When Sam stakes his claim, he finds that the government owes him millions of dollars in interest.
See Films pages 32-41


Director: Gordon M. Douglas
Sam Parker: Eddie Cantor
Susie Parker: Joan Davis
Mike Garrett: Allyn Joslyn
Mr Whitley: Charles Dingle
Joe Collins: Phil Brown
Steve Garland: Sheldon Leonard
Aero Zantini: Joe Sawyer
Marty: Douglas Fowley
Marjorie Parker: Margaret Kerry

: The Planter's Wife

Drama starring
Claudette Colbert
Jack Hawkins
On a rubber plantation in Malaya, Jim and Liz Frazer live in constant fear of terrorist attacks. When a neighbouring bungalow is destroyed, they realise they are now in the centre of the danger area.
Director Ken Annakin (1952)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Unknown: Claudette Colbert
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Liz Frazer
Director: Ken Annakin
Liz Frazer: Claudette Colbert
Jim Frazer: Jack Hawkins
Inspector Hugh Dobson: Anthony Steel
Nair: Ram Gopal
Mat: Jeremy Spenser
Jack Bushell: Tom MacAuley
Eleanor Bushell: Helen Goss

: Dial M for Malice

A report on the battle to trace and prosecute people who make malicious phone calls.

: Forged Papers

The stories of five Britons who by fate, choice or duty spent the years of the Second World War in southern France. Rpt

: Forget-Me-Not Farm

Children's puppet adventures.

: Boswall's Wildlife Safari to Mexico

On the Scorpion Reef In the last of the series, the expedition camps on the Alacran Reef.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Look Stranger
A Vision of Wiltshire. Through etchings, drawings and writing, Robin and Heather Tanner recorded their personal vision of the Wiltshire countryside.


Unknown: Heather Tanner

: CountryFile

With John Craven.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News and Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
With lain Macwhirter.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Kalash: the Last Pagans

The story of the Black
Mountaineers, a tribe believed to be the last direct descendants of Alexander the Great's army, who live in the mountains of Pakistan.

: The Ice Puppy

Each year thousands of harp seals are born on the pack ice. Within days they must learn to survive on their own.

: Today's the Day

The last quiz show in the series.

: Grinding to a Halt

A report on how worn-out equipment means that train journeys between London and the north west now take longer. Producer David Barber


Producer: David Barber

: Star Trek: Wolf in the Fold

It looks like Jack the Ripper is back - in the form of chief engineer Scotty.

: Gunsmoke

The classic family western, starring James Amess
The Mission. Matt is jumped by three outlaws in Mexico.


Unknown: James Amess

: Golf and All Its Glory

Series looking behind the scenes of the world of golf. The Magic of the Majors
The story of the British Open, the US Open, the Masters and the PGA is told as Bruce Critchley examines their special features, and some of the winners and losers explain the importance of the majors. Producer Donna Geils
Executive producer Laurence St John


Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Producer: Donna Geils
Producer: Laurence St John

: On the Line

Fit to Drop
Why did superfit elite athletes like Seb Coe , Steve Cram and John Ridgeon suffer debilitating infections at crucial moments in their careers? Why have six fit, young orienteers died suddenly in Sweden in the last two-and-a-half years? The investigative sports programme reports on new research in Britain and Sweden that documents for the first time how over-training weakens the body's immune system, leading to infection and even death.
Editor VyvSimson
Executive producer Tony Moss


Unknown: Seb Coe
Unknown: Steve Cram
Unknown: John Ridgeon
Producer: Tony Moss

: The Wednesday Play

Where the Buffalo Roam
Tonight's play in the season of trail-blazers from the 60s is written by Dennis Potter and stars Hywel Bennett Megs Jenkins
First shown in 1966, Potter's play is a western - but a western with a difference, because the cow-puncher of Where the Buffalo Roam lives in Swansea, not Dodge City, is 19 and an overgrown, backward, disturbed child.
Producer Lionel Hams Director Gareth Davies


Written By: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Hywel Bennett
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Producer: Lionel Hams
Director: Gareth Davies
Willy: Hywel Bennett
Mrs Turner: Megs Jenkins
Grandad: Aubrey Richards
Mr Jenkins: Glyn Houston

: Secret Architecture

As MI6 prepares to move into a new, high-profile riverside office block, this Late Show film investigates the traditions of Secret Service architecture.
What do the buildings reveal about the changing image of their occupants? DirectorTim Kirby
Editor Janice Hadlow Rpt


Editor: Janice Hadlow Rpt

: Newsnight

The background to the day's news. With Sue Cameron.

: Nation

The weekly multicultural debate programme in which a selection of people from different ethnic backgrounds discuss a controversial topical issue.
Presented by Trevor Phillips. A Juniper production for BBCtv


Presented By: Trevor Phillips.

: Weathervlew

: Literature in the Modern World

Three poets talk about the varied tradition of poetry in the Caribbean and its effect on British poetry.

: Making Medical Decisions

Doctors face moral dilemmas every day. Raanon Gillon leads a discussion on the role of ethical principles in medical decision-making.


Unknown: Raanon Gillon

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