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: Open University

6.20 Social Work in the Inner City 8256091 6.45 The Jewish Enigma: Pride and Prejudice
9910633 7.10Victoriansand the Art of the Past
7.35 The Enlightenment: Nathan theWise


Unknown: Inner City

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Parliamentary news.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News this week in 1954. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: Grand Prix


: The Historyman

Bryan McNerney visits
Tintagel. A Ragged Royalist production for BBCtv


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Oh, Mr Porter!

Classic British comedy, starring Will Hay, Moore Marriott

The incompetent William Porter is posted to a remote railway station.
(1937) (B/W)


Director: Marcel Varnel
William Porter: Will Hay
Jeremiah Harbottle: Moore Marriott

: Windom's Way

FILMDrama starring
Peter Finch
A British doctor in the Far East battles to save his village. With Mary Ure.
Director Ronald Neame (1957) FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62


Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Mary Ure.
Director: Ronald Neame

: Rediscovery of the World

Diving in seas off Cape Horn.

: Children's BBC: Greenclaws


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: The Taste of Health


: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Pride of Dress In the Netherlands.

: Westminster reports

Regional programmes shown yesterday at 12 noon.

: Augusta

Canadian short film.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Sweet Inspiration

: A Week to Remember


: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Man of the Moment

Film Comedy starring Norman Wisdom
A Foreign Office clerk creates havoc on a mission to Geneva. (1955)


Director: John Paddy Carstairs

: Holiday Outings

Eamonn Holmes learns to drive a racing car.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Gardeners' World

From the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

: The Flame and the Arrow

Historical drama starring Burt Lancaster.

Lombardy in the Middle Ages: the tyrant Ulrich captures the son of the leader of a band of mountain men, who in their turn snatch Ulrich's niece.


Director: Jacques Tourneur
Dardo: Burt Lancaster
Anne: Virginia Mayo
Alessandro: Robert Douglas
Ulrich: Frank Allenby
Piccolo: Nick Cravat

: Wall to Wall

Second in the series on the ingenious use of building materials around the world.
Out of the Woods. A look at the beauty of timber, from the square pegs hammered into round holes which strengthen beams in the village of New
Salem, Illinois, to the wooden houses built in Japan using neither nails nor screws.
Narrated by Tom Baker.
Producer Dick Foster ; Editor Peter Essex
ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET: send a cheque for £2.95, payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Unknown: Tom Baker.
Producer: Dick Foster

: On the Line

The second of an eight-part series investigates the marketing of disabled sport.
Disability and Dollars. Already giant sportswear companies are using selective images of elite disabled athletes to help sell their products, and some disabled athletes have tested positive for steroids. Are the new rewards available undermining a movement still struggling for acceptance by the world of able-bodied sport? Executive producer Tony Moss
Editor VyvSimson


Producer: Tony Moss

: Home Fires Burning

Drama starring
Barnard Hughes Georgia , USA, 1944: when a missing soldier returns from the war in Europe, three generations of his family have to cope with the disruption.
DirectorGlenn Jordan (1989)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62


Unknown: Barnard Hughes Georgia
JakeTibbetts: Barnard Hughes
PastineTibbetts: Sada Thompson
RosBenefield: Robert Jprosky
Henry Tibbetts: Bill Pullman
Francine Tibbetts: Elizabeth Berridge

: Room 101

In the series that asks guests to name the people and things they hate the most, Nick Hancock discovers some surprises on the list of Private Eye editor Ian Hislop , including Postman Pat , men with beards, and the film Truly Madly Deeply.
Director John F D Northover Producer Lissa Evans
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitled


Unknown: Nick Hancock
Editor: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Postman Pat
Producer: Lissa Evans

: Newsnight

Analysis and comment on the day's news stories. Presented by Sue Cameron.

: Fallen Sons

The first of three plays from BBC Wales's
Bafta award-winning series Wales Playhouse is
Ed Thomas 's powerful family drama Fallen Sons, which won the best short film category at this year's Celtic Film Festival. It is the 70th birthday of twin brothers Danny and lorry, who haven't met since they were 10. What terrible event led to their parting, and will this mark a new beginning?
Series producer Richard J Stanrforth Director Cert Sherlock
A Teliesyn production for BBC Wales


Unknown: Ed Thomas
Producer: Richard J Stanrforth
Director: Cert Sherlock
Danny/lorry: Meredith Edwards
Morfydd: Iola Gregory
Gruff: Nicky Henson
Danny/lorry 1963: Ioan Meredith
Danny 1935: Rhys Llwyd Baker
lorry 1935: Aledllyr Baker

: Animation Now

: Weatherview

: An Everyday Story of Industrial Folk

A look at tactics used during negotiations.

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