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: Breakfast News

With signing.

: The Historyman

Bryan McNerney visits Pendennis Castle in Cornwall.


Presenter: Bryan McNerney

: The Great North Road

Lucinda Lambton discovers delights along the road linking London to Edinburgh.


Presenter: Lucinda Lambton

: The North Star

Second World War drama based on a story by Lillian Hellman, starring Anne Baxter With Farley Granger, Dana Andrews and Walter Brennan. (1943)


Story by: Lillian Hellman
Marina Pavlova: Anne Baxter
Damian Simonov: Farley Granger
Kolya Simonov: Dana Andrews
Karp: Walter Brennan
Music by: Aaron Copland
Director: Lewis Milestone

: Champion

Drama starring Kirk Douglas
Midge Kelly leaves home and becomes a boxer with a ferocious appetite for success. With Arthur Kennedy , Marilyn Maxwell and Paul Stewart.
Directed by Mark Robson (1949)


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Midge Kelly
Unknown: Arthur Kennedy
Unknown: Marilyn Maxwell
Unknown: Paul Stewart.
Directed By: Mark Robson

: The Europeans

The story of a Cambridge family who moved to France.

: A Time to Dance

A documentary about Czech-born Helen Lewis who has devoted her life to modern dance and theatre in Northern Ireland.
A Chistera production tor BBC TV.


Subject: Helen Lewis

: Children's BBC: Charlie Chalk



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Lock, Stock and Barrow

The story of Spitalfields Market.

: News and Weather; Sport on Friday

Subtitled (news)
Sport on Friday
With Helen Rollason.
Ice Skating
Coverage of the British Ice Dance Championships from Sheffield. With Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
(Torvill and Dean can be seen again tonight at 10.00pm)
Alpine Ski-ing
The men's downhill from Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
World Darts
From Frimley Green.
A preview of this weekend's FA Cup third-round matches.
Producer Sharon Lence
Including at 3.00
News Subtitled and Weather
And at 3.50
News Subtitled and Weather Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Christopher Dean.
Producer: Sharon Lence

: Catchword

Word game.

: Quest for the Rose: Genesis

From the fossil beds of California via the darkest recesses of the British Museum, to the rose fields of Turkey, Roger Phillips discovers that the rose has been a powerful symbol for thousands of years.

A Catalyst Television production for BBC TV.


Presenter: Roger Phillips
Director/Producer: Andrew Gosling

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

A high-level conference in a Scottish castle comes under attack by Mysteron agents.

: The Man from UNCLE

A THRUSH executive takes advantage of the Swedish love for the sun to hatch a wicked plot.

: Animation Now

When the fabric of modern society begins to crumble, mysterious men in black clothes attempt to rebuild it.

: Manga!

Tomorrow night BBC2 will screen Akira, an example of Manga, the extraordinary new style of animation from Japan. These visually brilliant and sometimes controversial films are passionately admired by their fans and reviled by their critics. This programme looks into their origins in Japanese culture, hears from the artists who create them and considers why they have become the fastest-growing video craze in Britain. WithJonathanRoss.

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's press by freelance journalist and Times columnist, John Diamond.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: John Diamond.

: Dance for the Camera

The last of four new dance works.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner An adaptation of Coleridge's poem of guilt and redemption by choreographer William Tuckett and director Milfid Ellis
. The haunting soundtrack and sumptuous design re-create the set pieces while the verses are spoken by John Gielgud.
Performed by Anthony Dowell , Michael Nunn , Leire Ortueta , Lynne Bristow and William Tuckett.
A Palindrome production for BBCtv


Unknown: William Tuckett
Director: Milfid Ellis
Spoken By: John Gielgud.
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Unknown: Michael Nunn
Unknown: Leire Ortueta
Unknown: Lynne Bristow
Unknown: William Tuckett.

: The Great British Garden Show

rRuth Langsford meets the unsung experts who bring the glories of their gardens to the flower, fruit and vegetable shows that take place thoughout the summer. This week she visits the Windrush
Valley Flower Show and seeks out Elizabeth Juckes in her magical garden of secret passages, Jim Pullom , who has created 30 new chrysanthemums in his tiny back yard, and Alf Bunting who feeds his tomatoes on an infusion of the wool clipped from a sheep's hindquarters.
Producer Jonathan Wright Miller Executive producer Hugh Scully A Fine Art production for BBCtv


Unknown: Elizabeth Juckes
Unknown: Jim Pullom
Unknown: Alf Bunting
Producer: Jonathan Wright Miller
Producer: Hugh Scully

: Red Dwarf: The End

First in a re-run of the comedy series set in space.
The mining ship Red Dwarf is five miles long and three miles wide, with a crew of 169. Within 24 hours, 168 of them will be dead.
Written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Producer: Ed Bye
Executive Producer: Paul Jackson
Arnold Rimmer BSC, SSC: Chris Barrie
Dave Lister: Craig Charles
The Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Norman Lovett
Todhunter: Robert Bathurst

: Further Abroad

Writer and broadcaster Jonathan Meades returns with a sequel to his series Abroad in Britain in which he explored some of Britain's more unfamiliar architectural settings and the people that live in them. In this series he takes this theme even further, looking at buildings that wouldn't necessarily be classified as "architecture".

As a self-confessed victim of vertigo, he begins with aqueducts, office blocks, cliff-hanging houses, diving boards and cathedrals in an attempt to see how architects and engineers have used height to titillate, thrill and terrify.


Presenter: Jonathan Meades
Director: Russell England
Series producer: David F. Turnbull

: Ice Skating

In the British Ice Dance Championships, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean return to amateur competition status for the first time since they scored top marks at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo with their famous routine to Ravel's Bolero.
This evening they compete in the compulsory dances and original dances at Sheffield Arena, and tomorrow afternoon in the free dances .
Marika Humphreys and Justin Lanning will be defending their British Seniors title against Torvill and Dean, both teams hoping for place in the Lillehammer Olympics next month.


Skater: Jayne Torvill
Skater: Christopher Dean
Skater: Marika Humphreys
Skater: Justin Lanning
Producer: Alastair Scott
Executive producer: Jim Reside

: Newsnight

: World Darts

Coverage of the World Professional Championship semi-finals.

: Weatherview

: Carnival of Souls

After apparently surviving a fatal car accident, Mary Henry has a series of horrifying experiences. With Candace Hilligoss. (1962)
FlLM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Mary Henry: Candace Hilligoss.
Director: Herk Harvey

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