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: Open University

6.20 Abortion - Whose Decision? 9051444
6.45 Discovering 16th-century Strasbourg 8701294
7.10 Cragside House - From Lodge to Palace 2492753
7.35 The Enlightenment: Kedleston Hall

: Past and Present Preserved

Featuring the Eise Eisinga

: Military Policeman

The first of today's movies starring
Bob Hope
Boxing manager Wally Hogan finds an unlikely champ when he is bamboozled into the army.
Director George Marshall (1953)
FILM REVIEWS pages47-53


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Wally Hogan
Director: George Marshall
Wally Hogan: Bob Hope
Herbert Tuttle: Mickey Rooney
Connie Curtis: Marilyn Maxwell

: Road to Morocco

Comedy musical.
Classic Road movie starring Bob Hope Bing Crosby
Dorothy Lamour
A couple of shipwrecked stowaways hitch a lift on a camel and find themselves
Director David Butler (1942)


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Director: David Butler
Orville Turkey Jackson: Bob Hope
Jeff Peters: Bing Crosby
Princess Shalmar: Dorothy Lamour
MullayKasim: Anthony Quinn

: Vincent the Dutchman

A moving and evocative portrait of the artist Vincent Van Gogh. Directed by the Swedish actress
Mai Zetterling , who died in March, this was made in the 1970s for Omnibus, and is shown here as a tribute to her.


Unknown: Van Gogh.
Unknown: Mai Zetterling

: Tex Avery


: Children's BBC: The Brollys


: Racing

From Haydock Park, featuring races at 12.50,
1.25 and 2.00. On the last day's television coverage of the 1993-94 National Hunt season, Julian Wilson and Peter Scudamore review the highlights of a memorable year. With Peter O'Sullevan and Richard Pitman.
Producer Barbara Slater


Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter Scudamore
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Barbara Slater

: World Snooker

Live coverage from the penultimate session of this year's final from the Crucible, Sheffield.
Introduced by David Vine. !


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Hi-de-Hi!

A rare chance to see the very first episode of this classic comedy series.
The year: 1959. The place:
Maplin's Holiday Camp. When the entertainment staff assemble for the new season, they discover that a university professor is in charge.
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft Producer David Croft


Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft
Producer: David Croft
Jeffrey Fairbrother: Simon Cadell
TedBovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon: Jeffrey Holland

: Going Underground

Cross Channel
Choreographer Lea Anderson takes her two companies - the all-female Cholmondeleys and the all-male Featherstonehaughs on a trip across the English
Channel to Calais. On its first showing, television critic
Christopher Dunkley called it "the best dance specifically created for television I have ever seen".
With music by Steve Blake. Director Margaret Williams
An MJW production for BBCtv


Unknown: Lea Anderson
Unknown: Christopher Dunkley
Music By: Steve Blake.
Director: Margaret Williams

: Going Underground

Subterranea Britannica
A wry and affectionate look at Britain's underground enthusiasts. Ask them what first dragged them down and they are as likely to discourse upon Victorian sewers as upon Rupert Bear finding a trapdoor in the lawn. Robin grew bored selling Skodas and purchased a coal mine. David bought a plot in a catacomb and invited his friends to be buried there with him. "You sometimes get the feeling that the whole of Britain is hollow. And that you could fall into something just by walking in the road." ProducerGeoff Dunlop
(The film at 12.30am is also being shown as part of the Going Underground season.)


Unknown: Subterranea Britannica
Unknown: Rupert Bear

: World Snooker: the Final Session

Despite the spread of big-money snooker tournaments throughout the world, there can still only be one world champion, and tonight he will be celebrating victory in the most prestigious event of them all. Stephen Hendry is the defending champion, having beaten the eternal " bridesmaid" Jimmy White a year ago. But Hendry has been out of form lately and White entered the competition without a win this year.
Tonight the two-day,
35-frame final will be fought to a finish on BBC2. At the other extreme to last year's one-sided
18-5 match, fans will never forget the early-hours tension of 1985, when the last ball of the last frame gave Dennis Taylor victory over Steve Davis. This year, though, Taylor was a first-round loser.
Followed by Video Nation People from all over Britain record their everyday lives.
As snooker coverage Is live, subsequent programme times may vary.


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Steve Davis.

Blog post that mentions this programme:

A History of Snooker on TV: How the baize got on the box 27 April 2017

: Cry Freedom

Biographical drama starring Kevin Kline
Denzel Washington
South Africa 1975: newspaper editor Donald Woods believes he is enlightened, struggling to end the evil of apartheid - until he meets Bantu Steve Biko.
Director Richard Attenborough (1987)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: Kevin Kline
Editor: Donald Woods
Unknown: Bantu Steve Biko.
Director: Richard Attenborough
Donald Woods: Kevin Kline
SteveBiko: Denzel Washington
Wendy Woods: Penelope Wilton
Bruce: John Hargreaves
Acting High Commissioner: Alec McCowen
Ken: Kevin McNally
Father Kani: Zakes Mokae
State prosecutor: Ian Richardson
DrRamphele: Josette Simon
Kruger: John Thaw
CaptaindeWet: Timothy West
Lemick: Miles Anderson

: Weather

: Death Line

Horror movie shown as part of the Going
Underground season, starring Donald Pleasence
Christopher Lee
Someone or something is stalking the subterranean shadows of the London
Underground. With
Norman Rossington , David Ladd , Sharon Gurney and Hugh Armstrong.
Director Gary Sherman (1973)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Unknown: David Ladd
Unknown: Sharon Gurney
Unknown: Hugh Armstrong.
Director: Gary Sherman

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