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: Strangers All I

Drama with May Robson.
DirectorChades Vidor (1935)
FILM REVIEWS pages 49-58

: Breakfast News

With signing. Subtitied

: You'll Find Out

Horror spoof with Peter Lorre.
Director David Butler (1940)


Unknown: Peter Lorre.
Director: David Butler

: Dance, Girl, Dance

Musical about a woman (Lucille
Ball), who wants to be a serious dancer.
Director Dorothy Arzner (1940)


Director: Dorothy Arzner

: Play Chess!

Double attacks and forks.

: Favourite Things

Margaret Thatcher talks to Russell Harty.


Talks: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Russell Harty.

: Dipstick

Washing cars. Rpt

: Animal Passions

Exploring one of the world's last great wildernesses, in Australia. Rpt

: Brum

With Chris Jarvis.


Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: The Story of English Furniture

The reign of William and Mary. Rpt

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
A Testing Dilemma
Examining the implications of a new blood test which screens women for Down's
Syndrome pregnancies. The test is a major medical advance but also raises important issues of choice for parents.

: CountryFile

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Westminster Live
Live coverage of Parliament and its committees.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game. Stereo

: Today's the Day

News quiz. Presented by Martyn Lewis.


Presented By: Martyn Lewis.

: Food and Drink

: Star Trek

For the World Is Hollow and Have Touched the Sky
A hail of missiles speeds towards the Enterprise.

: Def II

Rough Guide to the Americas Chile. Magenta De Vine and Rajan Datar conclude their tour of the Americas.
Producer Mary Currie ; Series producer Danielle Lux


Unknown: Magenta de Vine
Unknown: Rajan Datar
Producer: Mary Currie

: Open Space

Knuckles of Love and Hate
Tattoos have often been seen as aggressive, threatening symbols of male sexuality. But for the people who adorn their bodies with them they are living art. Acclaimed tattoo artist Lal Hardy tells how this ancient art form has developed. Producer Ray Hough
Series producer Giles Oakley


Artist: Lal Hardy
Producer: Ray Hough
Producer: Giles Oakley

: Shooting the Writer

Introduced by Salman Rushdie. This year, six of Algeria's intelligentsia have been assassinated. The Armed
Islamic Group has now issued an ultimatum to the 100,000 foreigners in the country: leave or become legitimate targets. The country is moving towards full-scale civil war between Islamic fundamentalism and western values. This film tells the story of assassinated writer TaharDjaout.
Producer Catharine Seddon
Executive producer John Blake


Introduced By: Salman Rushdie.
Producer: Catharine Seddon
Producer: John Blake

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

"Ethnic cleansing is probably the dirtiest bit of language since Final Solution," says
Salman Rushdie , "and hidden behind its blandness are some of the worst atrocities in the world today." He describes the way hundreds of thousands of families have been destroyed in Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Repeatedat 12 midnight)


Unknown: Salman Rushdie

: Seinfeld

New US comedy series.
Jerry and Elaine reluctantly accompany George to a party.

: Stark

"There's more mineral deposits in a bottle of fizzy water," is the opinion of the Aboriginal leader, but this doesn't deter a corrupt consortium from its aim of mining for uranium in a remote part of the Australian desert.
Ben Elton has adapted his best-selling first novel, a satire set in the final days of the earth as it is asphyxiated by industrial pollution, into a three-part comic fantasy filmed entirely on location in Australia.
Elton plays English writer CD, a pommie poseur more in search of sex than noble causes, who becomes involved in the struggle to delay the coming of Armageddon.
Producers David Parker , Michael Wearing and Timothy White. Director Nadia Tass
The Andrew Duncan interview with Ben Elton


Unknown: Ben Elton
Producers: David Parker
Producers: Michael Wearing
Producers: Timothy White.
Unknown: Ben Elton
Sly Morgan: Colin Friels
CD: Ben Elton
Zimmerman: Derrick O'Connor
Rachel: Jacquellne McKenzie
Chrissie: Deborra-Lee Furness
Walter: Bill Wallis
Karen: Fiona Press

: Celebrity Mantelpiece

With heiress Paloma Picasso. Producer Clara Glynn
Series producer Nicholas Barker


Unknown: Paloma Picasso.
Producer: Clara Glynn
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: The Late Show

A history of video art.
An Illuminations production for BBCtv

: Weatherview

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

(Snown at 8.50pm)

: Tudawali

Continuing the late-night season of film dramas from
Australia. The story of the first Aboriginal film star. With Ernie Dingo and Peter Fisher.
Director Steve Jodrell (1987) (My First Wife tomorrow 12.10am)
FILM REVIEWS pages 49-58


Unknown: Ernie Dingo
Unknown: Peter Fisher.

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