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: San Quentin

Crime drama starring Lawrence Tierney, Barton MacLane
An ex-convict is implicated in a murderer's jailbreak. To clear his name he must track the killer down.
Director Gordon M Douglas (1946)
FILM REVIEW pages 53-62


Unknown: Lawrence Tierney
Unknown: Barton MacLane

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Lernexpress
9.15 Business Matters
9 45 Watch: Children in History Stereo 4504680
10.00 Look and Read: Through the Dragon's Eye 3419154
10.20 Around Scotland: Personal and Social Development 1912222
10.40 Over the Moon - Christmas 8708777
10.55 Science Challenge - Flight Stereo 9803357
11.15 English Express - Factual Writing Stereo 1454241
11.35 Seeing through Science Stereo
12 00 English File - detective stories 37593
12.30 Scene: Janna, Where Are You? Drama by Leslie Stewart Stereo
1.00 Short Circuit - cars and the environment Stereo

1.20-1.40 Children's BBC with Chris Jarvis Stereo
1.20 Fingermouse 63565715
1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair 23993932
1.40 English Time-writing stories 43168785
2.00 News Subtitled and Weather; followed by Words and Pictures
Note: repeats are not indicated.

: Sport on Friday

With Helen Rollason.
News from the World Cup women's slalom race from Santa Caterina and a preview of the Alpine ski-ing season.
Highlights from the Australian Open.
Rugby Union
A preview of the All Blacks' final match against the Barbarians in Cardiff.
Producer Sharon Lence ; Editor Mark Wilkin
Including at 3.00 News Subtitled and Weather


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Mark Wilkin

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game. Stereo 13

: A Cook's Tour of France II

Stereo Subtitled 15

: Today's the Day

News quiz.

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson goes to one of the world's highest motor shows, in the Alps, to test Land Rover's latest V8 Defender, and asks why it's not on sale in Britain. Chris Goffey visits a project in Oxford designed to prevent teenagers drifting into car crime. Tiff Needell takes road and race versions of the Jaguar XJ220 and Lotus Sport 300 to Silverstone to assess their performance. Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams
Stereo Subtitled 67


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

A new Mysteron detector is put to the test at a top-level conference on a game reserve.

: The Man from UNCLE

Nancy Sinatra plays the hip daughter of an astroscientist who has picked up signals from an unidentified flying object.


Unknown: Nancy Sinatra

: The Living Soap

Tensions are rising among the six students, as the season of goodwill approaches.
Director Richard Fell ; Producer Bill Boyes (Revised repeat next Sunday)


Director: Richard Fell
Producer: Bill Boyes

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's press by John Diamond of The Times.
A Granada production for BBCtv

: Public Eye

The Cruel Sea
Britain's coastline has long been protected from erosion. But a new government policy means that only key locations will now be defended.
John McGhie reports on the people whose homes are being allowed to slip into the sea. Producer Jonathan Dent
Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: John McGhie
Producer: Jonathan Dent
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: The Wartime Kitchen and Garden

The year 1942 introduced austerity into wartime households. Ruth Mott's assistant Joyce breaks a china cup and has to replace it with a utility one. Harry Dodson is called upon to buy a few tomatoes "under the counter".
And Ruth makes mock banana with mashed parsnip and banana essence, and draws stocking seams on Joyce's legs. Narrated by Peter Thoday. Producer Keith Sheather


Unknown: Ruth Mott
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Unknown: Peter Thoday.
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Bottom

Comedy series written by and starring Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall
The saddest man on earth has a birthday - can it get worse? Director/Producer Ed Bye


Unknown: Adrian Edmondson
Unknown: Rik Mayall
Director/Producer: Ed Bye

: The Team - a Season with McLaren

"We're tough guys and we're prepared to break each other," says Ron Dennis, the McLaren team boss, during contract negotiations with Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna. Three times world champion, Senna is the subject of this fourth part of the documentary series following the 1993 season with the Formula 1 racing team.
Eventually Senna won a deal that reputedly earned him $1 million a race. Senna is single-minded both on and off the track. "if you're going to be nice and take it easy, you might as well do something else, " he says.
But at Monza, where much of this programme was filmed, Senna reveals his frustrations at driving a car that cannot match arch rival Alain Prost's Williams.
"Finding you cannot do it, because it's outside your control for technical reasons, is really tough," he says. And once again Senna has to face the bitterness of defeat as a crash in the early part of the race effectively ends his already slim chance of becoming world champion. Director Tony Salmon
A John Gau production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ron Dennis
Unknown: Ayrton Senna.
Unknown: Alain Prost
Unknown: John Gau

: Have I Got News for You

Actress Kathy Burke and Lord Lawson join Ian Hislop, Paul Merton and host Angus Deayton. Producer Colin Swash
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Unknown: Kathy Burke
Unknown: Lord Lawson
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Angus Deayton.

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.

: The Larry Sanders Show

Satirical comedy that goes behind the scenes of a late-night American talk show, Starring Garry Shandling.

Larry discovers more about the on-screen chemistry between host and guest when actress Mimi Rogers suggests that they develop their jokey flirting into something more physical. Will Larry succumb to the temptation?


Larry Sanders: Garry Shandling
Arthur: Rip Torn
Hank: Jeffrey Tambor
Jeannie: Megan Gallagher
Herself: Mimi Rogers
Himself: Michael Richards

: Weatherview

: Rustlers' Rhapsody

Western spoof starring Tom Berenger, Marilu Henner, Andy Griffith
Rex O'Herlihan is the ultimate cowboy hero, immaculate in his designer stetson and riding his perfect palomino, Wildfire. Ready to right wrongs, eliminate evil and fight foes, the singing cowboy rides into the town of Oakwood and takes on the dastardly cattle baron Colonel Ticonderoga.
Director Hugh Wilson (1985)


Director: Hugh Wilson
Rex O'Herlihan: Tom Berenger
Miss Tracy: Marilu Henner
Colonel Ticonderoga: Andy Griffith
His daughter: Sela Ward
Peter: G.W. Bailey
Railroad colonel: Fernando Rey
Jim: Brant Van Hoffman
Jud: Christopher Malcolm
Bob Barber: Patrick Wayne

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