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: Open University

6.45 The Universe Yesterday
1006090 7.10 Maths: Modelling in Comfort 4214351 7.35 Electronic
Materials: the Future of TV

: Reviving Antiques

How to care for leather goldleaf. With John FitzMaurice Mills.

: Six More English Towns

Featuring Bradford on Avon,
Wiltshire. Rpt Subtitled

: Morning Glory

Drama starring
Katharine Hepburn Stage-struck Eva
Lovelace arrives in New York determined to be successful whatever the cost.
Director Lowell Sherman (1933)
SEE FILMS pages 43-48


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Stage-Struck Eva
Director: Lowell Sherman
Eva Lovelace: Katharine Hepburn
Joseph Sheridan: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr
Louis Easton: Adolphe Menjou
Rita Vernon: Mary Duncan
Hedges: Caubrey Smith

: Beau Geste

Desert adventure starring Gary Cooper

The fabulous Blue Water sapphire has been stolen, and the following day a man disappears. His two devoted brothers eventually track him down to Fort Zinderneuf - home of the French Foreign Legion.
SEE FILMS pages 43-48


Director: William A. Wellman
Beau Geste: Gary Cooper
John Geste: Ray Milland
Digby Geste: Robert Preston
Sgt Markoff: Brian Donlevy
Isabel Rivers: Susan Hayward

: House and Home

Focusing on semi-detached homes in suburbia. Rpt

: Crawl into My Parlour

Today: techniques spiders use to lure their prey.

: Cody

First of two programmes about Samuel Franklin Cody , the man who made the first successful powered aeroplane flight in Britain.
(Part2tomorrowat 12.50pm)


Unknown: Samuel Franklin Cody

: Bertha

Animation. Rpt

: Great Vegetarian Dishes Cooking with Kurma

Today: a Mexican style lunch, with vegetarian chilli.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by The Enthusiast
A celebration of the late poet laureate, John Betjeman.
Featuring affectionate comments from close friends, including Philip Larkin , Prunella Scales and Judi Dench.


Unknown: John Betjeman.
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Judi Dench.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by The Model World of Robert Symes
Baron of the former Austro-
Hungarian empire, Robert Symes has a unique model railway collection and reveals the story of each model.


Unknown: Robert Symes
Unknown: Robert Symes

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Some Girls Do

Comedy thriller starring
Richard Johnson
When sabotage and murder disrupt tests of a new British supersonic airliner, secret agent Hugh Drummond must foil the dastardly villain and his glamorous army.
Director Ralph Thomas (1969) SEE FILMS pages 43-48.


Unknown: Richard Johnson
Unknown: Hugh Drummond
Director: Ralph Thomas
Hugh Drummond: Richard Johnson
Baroness: Helgahagen Daliahlavi
Pandora: Beba Loncar
Carl Petersen: James Villiers
Flicky: Sydne Rome
Peregrine Camthers: Ronnie Stevens
Miss Mary: Robert Morley
Mr Mortimer: Maurice Denham

: Film 93 with Barry Norman

Including reviews of What's 's Love Got to Do with It? and Dirty Weekend.

: Gunfight at Comanche Creek

Western starring Audie Murphy
Detective Bob Gifford is assigned to infiltrate a ruthless gang of outlaws.
Director Frank McDonald (1964)
SEE FILMS pages 43-48


Unknown: Audie Murphy
Unknown: Bob Gifford
Director: Frank McDonald
Bob Gifford: Audie Murphy
Carter: Ben Cooper
Abbie Stevens: Colleen Miller
Troop: Deforest Kelley
Nielson: Jan Merlin
Marshal Shearer: John Hubbard

: World Chess Championships

Peter Snow with news of the rival world chess championships in London and the Netherlands.

: Plain Tales from Northern Ireland

Series of documentaries which go behind the headlines to reflect the Northern Ireland conflict in the context of ordinary rural life.
Business as Usual. Firebombs have twice destroyed the fashion shop owned by Roy Kells in the town of Lisnakea.
He has also been shot at point-blank range. But he keeps reopening for business as usual. Director Carlo Gebler
Producer Pierre Hodgson
A DBA production for BBCtv


Unknown: Roy Kells
Director: Carlo Gebler
Producer: Pierre Hodgson

: Top Gear

The new 900 is the first car
Saab has produced since General Motors took a controlling interest in the company. Jeremy Clarkson discovers whether the traditional Saab virtues of solidity, safety and individuality have survived the American influence. Tiff Needell reports on the Blackpool-made TVR Griffith. And Tony Mason reports on the Ulster Rally. Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: The Travel Show

The Peloponnese is opening up as one of the newest holiday destinations in mainland
Greece. This week
Carol Smillie tours the north of the region, from the classical city of Napflion to Olympia, home of the world's first Olympic Games. Penelope Keith explains why she's hooked on Pendle in rural Lancashire.
Presented by Penny Junor . Producer Helen Bullough
Series producer Rachel Hebditch
MOANLINE: phone the Travel Show on [number removed].


Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Presented By: Penny Junor
Producer: Helen Bullough
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: A Stand-Up Life

Being a stand-up is the loneliest job in comedy. Five years ago American comedian Al Lubel gave up a successful career as a lawyer in search of fame. Now he faces his biggest challenge, six minutes on the show that can make or break any new comic - on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Also featuring Bob Hope ,
Joan Rivers , Milton Berle , Mort Sahl and Burt Reynolds.
Director PeterLydon; Producer Greg Brenman A Tiger production for BBCtv


Unknown: Al Lubel
Unknown: Johnny Carson.
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Joan Rivers
Unknown: Milton Berle
Unknown: Mort Sahl
Unknown: Burt Reynolds.
Producer: Greg Brenman

: 10x10

Dramas by new film-makers. Archie Gets a Clip
Following an unkempt Scottish terrier as he visits the parlour. Director Robert Letts


Director: Robert Letts

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

: Weatherview

: Jumpcuts


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