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: Open University

7.10 Poetry and Landscape
7545384 7.35 Arts: Melodrama

: Ghostwriter

Ghost Story (part 3). The
Ghostwriter team is on the trail of a gang of back-pack thieves.

: Collecting Now

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


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: Bewitched

Suspense drama starring
Phyllis Thaxter
A girl with twin personalities is sentenced to death for committing a murder.
Director Arch Oboler ( 1 945) b/w
SEE FILMS pages 31-37


Unknown: Phyllis Thaxter
Director: Arch Oboler
Joan Alris Ellis: Phyllis Thaxter
Doctor Bergson: Edmund Gwenn
Bob Arnold: Henry H Daniels Jr
John Ellis: Addison Richards
Mrs Ellis: Kathleen Lockhart
Dr George Wilton: Francis Plerlot

: Topper

Comedy starring Cary Grant
When George and Marion Kerby are killed in an automobile accident after a wild night of drinking and carousing, their ghosts decide that the party has only just begun!
Director Norman Z McLeod (1937)
(TopperTakes a Trip, tomorrowat9.00am)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: When George
Unknown: Marion Kerby
Director: Norman Z McLeod
George Kerby: Cary Grant
MarionKerby: Constance Bennett
Mr Topper: Roland Young
Mrs Topper: Billie Burke
Wilkins: Alan Mowbray
Casey: Eugene Pallette
Elevator boy: Arthur Lake
Mrs Stuyvesant: Hedda Hopper

: Laurel and Hardy: Me and My Pal

Continuing the series of short films featuring the comedy duo.
Ollie prepares for the happiest day of his life with Stan as his best man.
With James Finlayson.
(1933) (B/W)
See Films pages 31-37


Director: Lloyd French
Director: Charles Rogers
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy
[Actor]: James Finlayson

: Steam Into Summer

A nostalgic look at a working summer for the Dart Valley steam railway in Devon.

: The Great Palace - The Story of Parliament

Order, Order. The work of the Speaker.

: Forget-Me-NotFarm

Children's puppet adventures.

: Wildlife Safarito the Argentine

Tierra del Fuego. The expedition reaches the southernmost tip of South America. Last in the series.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Sisters Doing It for Themselves
A scheme to encourage women to tackle local issues.

: CountryFile

With John Craven.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by James Cameron : Once Upon a Time
Slow Train to Outer Space
Two famous last journeys by rail and sea, then onto Kenya and Egypt.
3.50pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: James Cameron

: Swimming

Live coverage of five finals at the European Swimming
Championships: men's 100m butterfly, women's 200m freestyle, men's 400m individual medley, women's 200m breaststroke, men's
4x200m freestyle relay. Plus the men's platform final.

: Star Trek

Cult science-fiction series.
The Gamesters of Triskelion Kirk, Uhura and Chekov find themselves on the planet
Triskelion, where the games are anything but fun.

: Gunsmoke

The classic family western, starring James Amess
Gunfighter, RIP. A wounded gunfighter becomes attached to the woman who nurses him back to health. But will he live up to his contract - to kill
Marshal Matt Dillon ?


Unknown: James Amess
Unknown: Matt Dillon

: Golf and All Its Glory

Links with Tradition. The golf course has evolved since its early ramblings along the Scottish coastline.
Bruce Critchley traces its progress through the great designers to some of the dramatic venues of the game today. Producer Donna Geils
Executive producer Laurence St John


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

: On the Line

The Journey Back
This weekend Zambia will play in a World Cup fixture for which 18 of her players have already given their lives. At midnight on 27 April the plane carrying the Zambian World Cup squad to Senegal plunged into the Atlantic Ocean. There were no survivors. On the Line reports from Zambia on the air disaster which tore a soccer-mad nation apart and follows the attempt to revive one of the brightest hopes of black African soccer. Editor VyvSimson
Executive producer Tony Moss


Producer: Tony Moss

: The Wednesday Play

The Fishing Party
The season of classic BBC plays from the 60s and 70s continues with Peter Terson 's sharply observed comedy from 1972. Three Derbyshire miners escape for a weekend's fishing, with the best of intentions. "We ain't pigs. No brown aleing, no being sick over the wall - we'll show our wives we can be civilised without them."
Producer David Rose
Director Michael Simpson


Unknown: Peter Terson
Producer: David Rose
Director: Michael Simpson
Art: Brian Glover
Abe: Douglas Livingstone
Ern: Ray Mort
Audrey: Jane Freeman
Brian: Frank Moorey
Teaman: John Comer

: Pro-Celebrity University Challenge

Another chance to see this edition of University Challenge first transmitted as part of a tribute to Granada Television. Quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne pits some of the programme's most celebrated alumni
(including comedian Stephen Fry and BBC foreign affairs editor John Simpson ) against a team of current undergraduates. Director Peter Mullings
Producer Sally Angel


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Editor: John Simpson
Director: Peter Mullings
Producer: Sally Angel

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: Nation

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


Presented By: Trevor Phillips.

: Weathervlew

: Born Into Two Cultures

Writers Chinua Achebe and R K Narayan talk about what it means to be born into one culture and work within another.

: The Art of Commerce

What did religion really mean to the Ancient Greeks? Colin Cunningham explores temple sites to find out.


Unknown: Colin Cunningham

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