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: Westward Passage

Romantic comedy starring Ann Harding and Laurence Olivier. Director Robert Milton (1932)
FILM REVIEWS pages 49-58


Unknown: Ann Harding
Unknown: Laurence Olivier.
Director: Robert Milton

: Breakfast News

Withsigning. Subtitled 2,116107

: The First Rebel

Western starring John Wayne and Claire Trevor.
Director William A Seiter (1939)


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Claire Trevor.

: The Fighting Sullivans

Drama starring Thomas Mitchell and Anne Baxter.
Director Lloyd Bacon (1944)


Unknown: Thomas Mitchell
Unknown: Anne Baxter.
Director: Lloyd Bacon

: Play Chess!

Discovered attack and double check. Rpt

: Favourite Things

Thora Hird in conversation with Russell Harty.


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Russell Harty.

: Dipstick

Car care for beginners.
Today: Loading the boot.

: The Allotment Show

Today: allotment holders of Amble and a monastery garden at Minsteracres.

: Children's BBC

With Chris Jarvis. (Rpt)

Charlie Chalk


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: The Story of English Furniture

Today: Thomas Chippendale.


Unknown: Thomas Chippendale.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news) Followed by Sport on Friday
With Helen Rollason.
Ice Skating
Coverage of the British Figure Skating
Championships from Basingstoke.
The 2.20, 2.55 and 3.30 races from Cheltenham.
Producer Sharon Lence
Editor Mark Wilkin
Including at 3.05
News Subtitled and Weather


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

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: A Cook's Tour of France II

A visit to Paris.

: Today's the Day

News quiz. Stereo

: Top Gear

Entries in the British Touring Car Championship tend to look like the cars we drive ourselves, though they're very different beneath the bonnet.
Jeremy Clarkson puts top drivers to the test in the production-line versions of their racing machines. And Tony Mason reports on 45 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts, re-creating an event last held before the First World War.
Can the "best car in the world" still tackle 1,700 miles of Europe's toughest alpine roads at more than 80 years of age? Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams


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

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

The Mysterons' threat to the Outer Space Defence System could trigger off full-scale interplanetary war. Can
Captain Scarlet outwit them?

: The Man from UNCLE

Napoleon and Illya shatter the somnolent atmosphere of Peaceful Haven Estates in their search for a top scientist, played by musical comedian Victor Borge.


Unknown: Victor Borge.

: The Living Soap

Another fly-on-the-wall episode in the lives of six students. As Christmas approaches, the talk turns to parties and presents.
Director Keith Boak ; Producer Liz Warner


Director: Keith Boak
Producer: Liz Warner

: Public Eye

The Divorce Dilemma
The Government is planning to make divorce more difficult.
But if the state tries to stop families breaking up, how many couples will be forced to stay in painful relationships? ProducerTricia Lawton
Editor Peter Horrocks


Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Over 150 million children, some as young as 5 and 6, are at work in the world today. Actress Helen Mirren examines this phenomenon and follows the lives of a family of young girls working in Pakistan's carpet factories. "What affects me most," she says, "is children's vulnerability to exploitation. They can't fight back, they can't organise, they can't protect themselves." (Repeatedat 11.50pm)


Unknown: Helen Mirren

: The Wartime Kitchen and Garden

Ruth Mott bakes salt cod with boiled nettles and learns to use a canning machine to preserve her plum crop. Harry Dodson grows and cures tobacco and Joyce stews kitchen scraps for Annie's chickens.


Unknown: Ruth Mott
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Bottom

Comedy series written by and starring Adrian Edmondson Rik Mayall
Richie and Eddie set out to improve their sex life. Director/Producer Ed Bye


Unknown: Adrian Edmondson
Unknown: Rik Mayall

: The Team - a Season with McLaren

It costs a minimum
£10 million each year to run a team in Formula 1 motor racing - and it cannot be done without sponsorship. "We tend not to call them sponsors, " says
EkremSami.marketingchiefat McLaren. "We see them as investors."
On sale is global exposure with an estimated one in ten of the world's population watching each race on television. This fifth programme in the series following McLaren's
Grand Prix season shows how these "investors" are courted at
Silverstone or offered lavish hospitality in Monaco.
The deals contribute to the £750,000 it costs to build a car, the L 100, 000 for each engine, the £1,300 for one setof tyres, and, of course, the drivers' contracts.
McLaren's biggest sponsor is the tobacco giant Philip Morris and team boss Ron Dennis justifies it, at a time when many countries are banning cigarette advertising, by saying: "We are promoting a brand name, not an act. If people really feel that exposure to a brand name has some influence on them, then don't watch. Have a choice, turn the television off."
Director Tony Salmon
A John Gau production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ron Dennis
Unknown: John Gau

: Have I Got News for You

Barrister Helena Kennedy and humorist Victor Lewis-Smith are the guests. ProducerColin Swash
A Hat Tnck production for BBCtv


Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Victor Lewis-Smith

: 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

It's contract negotiation time but Hank's demands don't seem to materialise.
This week's guests are Robin Williams and George Foreman.


Larry Sanders: Garry Shandling
Himself: Robin Williams
Himself: George Foreman

: Weatherview

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

(Shownat8.20pm) Stereo Subtitled

: Critical Condition

' Comedy starring
Richard Pryor Joe Mantegna
Ruben Blades
After getting mixed up in a mob bust, Eddie is arrested and sent to prison. But he convinces the authorities that he's insane. With Rachel Ticotin , Bob Dishy , Sylvia Miles and Joe Dallesandro. Director Michael Apted (1987)
FILM REVIEWS pages 49-58


Unknown: Richard Pryor
Unknown: Joe Mantegna
Unknown: Ruben Blades
Unknown: Rachel Ticotin
Unknown: Bob Dishy
Unknown: Sylvia Miles
Unknown: Joe Dallesandro.
Director: Michael Apted

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