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: Open University

6.45 Mental Handicap: Gwen - a Working Life 7137003 7.10The Enlightenment: the Magic Flute 6023515 7.35 Victorian Culture: Stand By YourBanner

: Westminster

Yesterday's parliamentary proceedings.

: Cricket

Highlights from one of yesterday's NatWest Bank
Trophy quarter-final matches.

: Blind Adventure

Mystery starring
Robert Armstrong
Roland Young
When American Richard Bruce arrives in London he finds himself caughtupinacaseof blackmail and kidnapping.
Director Ernest B Schoedsack (1933)
SEE FILMS pages 37-42


Unknown: Robert Armstrong
Unknown: Roland Young
Unknown: Richard Bruce
Director: Ernest B Schoedsack
Richard Bruce: Robert Armstrong
Burglar: Roland Young
Jim Steel: Ralph Bellamy
Rose Thorne: Helen MacK
Lady Rockingham LAURA: Hope Crews

: Government Girl

Comedy starring
Olivia de Havilland
Sonny Tufts
Life gets complicated for secretary Smokey Allard when her new boss arrives on the scene to help increase output in an arms factory.
Director Dudley Nichols (1943)
SEE FILMS pages 37-42


Unknown: Smokey Allard
Director: Dudley Nichols
Smokey: Olivia de Havilland
Ed Browne: Sonny Tufts
Mrs Wright: Agnes Moorehead
May: Anne Shirley
Dana: Jess Barker
Sergeant Joe: James Dunn
Branch: Paul Stewart

: The Great Palace - the Story of Parliament

First in an eight-part documentary series about
Westminster and Parliament.
Royal Westminster. Narrated by Anthony Quayle.


Unknown: Anthony Quayle.

: Forget-Me-Not Farm

Children's puppet adventures.

: Wildlife Safari to the Argentine

First in a six-part series.
The High Andes. Alookat plants and animals adapted to cold, drought and rarefied air.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Caution, Bullies at Work! Michael Delahaye reports on those whose lives have been ruined by office tyrants.


Unknown: Michael Delahaye

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by The Yanomami Indians of Brazil
Since 1987, thousands of goldminers have devastated the lush rainforest on the borders of Brazil and Venezuela, wiping out over 20,000 Indians.

: Glorious Goodwood

3.45 Richmond Stakes (6f)
4.15 Tote Gold Trophy Stakes (Handicap. Im4f).
Including at
3.55pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Road Show

Comedy starring Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis.

Wealthy playboy Drogo Gaines is committed to a "rest" home by his fiancee. But he escapes.
See Films pages 37-42


Director: Hal Roach
Col Carleton Carraway: Adolphe Menjou
Penguin Moore: Carole Landis
Drogo Gaines: John Hubbard
Harry Whitman: Charles Butterworth
Jinx: Patsy Kelly
Priscilla: Margaret Roach

: Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles

Cult sci-fi series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

A demand from the Federation for Kirk to provide special security for a shipment of precious cereal goes very much against the grain, particularly when the Enterprise becomes home for Uhura's new pet - a very productive tribble.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy

: Gunsmoke

The classic family western, starring James Amess
The Good People. When an innocent man is lynched by a cattle rancher and his son, the wrong man is tried for murder. Matt begins to suspect a cover-up.


Unknown: James Amess

: Golf and All Its Glory

At Play on Golden Mountain A look behind the scenes of international golf and how it is managed by both amateur and professional bodies throughout the world. Written and narrated by Bruce Critchley. Director/Producer Donna Geils
Executive producer Laurence St John


Unknown: Golden Mountain
Unknown: Bruce Critchley.
Producer: Donna Geils
Producer: Laurence St John

: On the Line

Drug Runners
The bookies were the only winners when the well-backed favourites Bravefoot, Norwich and Her Honour lost their races. But all three horses were doped. The needleman for a gang of racehorse dopers claims that he has been
"stopping" big-race favourites for the last four years.
On the Line examines the limits of racehorse security, the racecourse laboratory and the law, and talks to trainers, owners, jockeys and bookmakers. Editor VyvSimson
Executive producerTony Moss

: The Wednesday Play

The Gorge
The season of classic BBC plays from the 60s and 70s continues with Peter Nichols 's comedy about the great British picnic, with music by Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg. Equipped with all the paraphernalia - cine-camera, transistor radio, barbecued chicken, fold-up kitchen sink - a Bristol family braves the rural traffic jams for a spot of al fresco over-indulgence. Cynical teenage son Mike sneers at it all but, when he wanders off into the bracken for a little romantic diversion, does he know what to expect?
ProducerTony Garnett
Director Christopher Morahan


Unknown: Peter Nichols
Music By: Manfred Mann
Music By: Mike Hugg.
Director: Christopher Morahan
Mike: Billy Hamon
Lily: Constance Chapman
Jack .: Reglye
Stanley: Neil Wilson
Ivy: Betty Alberge
Chris: Elna Pearl

: The Art of the Airbrush

A Late Show film celebrating the 100th birthday of the airbrush. Presented by Michael Bracewell. Producer Tim Kirby
Editor Janice Hadlow


Presented By: Michael Bracewell.
Producer: Tim Kirby
Editor: Janice Hadlow

: Newsnight

Presented by Francine Stock.


Presented By: Francine Stock.

: Nation

The weekly multicultural debate programme in which a selection of people from different ethnic backgrounds discuss a controversial topical issue. The studio audience of 100 people is chosen to reflect the nation as a whole in terms of culture, class, age, sex, religion and ethnic origin. Presented by Trevor Phillips.
A Juniper production for BBCtv


Presented By: Trevor Phillips.

: Weathervlew

: The Photographer as Witness

Early photographers played a significant part in the exposure of slum racketeering and the reform of child labour laws.

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