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: Open University

6.20 Women's Organisations - Opening Doors 8092895 6.45 Pieter Bruegel and Popular
Culture9756437 7.10 Art: the Leathart Collection
7.35 Personality Development: from Theory to Therapy


Unknown: Pieter Bruegel

: Breakfast News


: A Week to Remember

Pathé News this week in 1954. A Griffin production for BBCtv
(Repeatedat3.40pm) B/W

: In Name Only

Drama starring Cary Grant
Carole Lombard
An embittered wife refuses to release her husband from their unhappy marriage. Director John Cromwell (1939)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-50


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Carole Lombard
Director: John Cromwell

: James Cagney: Top of the World

A tribute to film star James Cagney. With Michael] Fox. (B/W and colour. Blood on the Sun starringCagney follows)


Unknown: James Cagney.

: Blood on the Sun

Drama starring
James Cagney Tokyo, 1930s: reporter Nick Condon exposes a Japanese plot to invade China. With Sylvia Sidney , Wallace Ford.
Director Frank Lloyd (1945) B/W (Angels with Dirty Faces: tomorrow4.00pm)


Unknown: James Cagney
Reporter: Nick Condon
Unknown: Sylvia Sidney
Unknown: Wallace Ford.
Director: Frank Lloyd

: Rediscovery of the World

Captain Cousteau sails New Zealand's coast.

: Children's BBC: Greenclaws


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Pride of Dress

: Westminster reports

Regional programmes shown yesterday at 12 noon.

: Misstakes

I First of five
I compilations of clips from the BBC archives. (Part 2 on Friday) 1.05pm)

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Sweet Inspiration

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: My Favourite Wife

Comedy starring Cary Grant
Years after his wife Ellen disappears, Nick Arden remarries - but Ellen turns up. Director Garson Kanin ( 1940)


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Nick Arden
Director: Garson Kanin

: Holiday Outings

The Norfolk Broads.

: Gardeners' World

Bob Flowerdew shows how plants can be good companions.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: The New Maverick

Western starring James Garner in the role he made famous in the TV series of the 50s and 60s.

New Mexico, 1880: a wild card is introduced into the schemes of charming con men
Bret Maverick and his brother Bart when their nephew Ben arrives on the scene.


Director: Hy Averback
Bret Maverick: James Garner
Bart Maverick: Jack Kelly
Ben Maverick: Charles Frank
Nell: Susan Blanchard
Poker Alice: Susan Sullivan
Vinnie: George Loros
Judge Crupper: Eugene Roche

: Wall to Wall

Continuing the series on the ingenious use of building materials around the world.
Concrete Realities. Despite Frank Lloyd Wright 's structure in Los Angeles - part temple, part baronial hall - concrete high-rise housing in Britain has become a metaphor for social deprivation.
Narrated by Tom Baker. Producer DickFoster
ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET: send a cheque for £2.95, payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Unknown: Frank Lloyd Wright
Unknown: Tom Baker.

: On the Line

The third of an eight-part series goes on a tour of the murky world of the cheat.
Guide Derek Hatton - who has suffered from accusations of sharp practice himself - talks to cricketers, rugby players, footballers, even bridge players, and discovers that drawing the line between gamesmanship, minor misdemeanours and outright cheating can be hazardous. Executive producer Tony Moss


Unknown: Derek Hatton
Producer: Tony Moss

: Starlight Hotel

Drama starring
Greer Robson New Zealand, 1932: teenager Kate Marshall runs away to find her father and on the road teams up with another fugitive.
Director Sam Pillsbury (1987)
FILM REVIEWS pages45-50


Unknown: Greer Robson
Unknown: Kate Marshall
Director: Sam Pillsbury
Kate Marshall: Greer Robson
Patrick “Pat” Dawson: Peter Phelps
Detective Wallace: Marshall Napier
Spooner: Ian Brackenbury Channell
Helen: Dono: Ghrees
Barbara: Sue Curnow
Des: Peter Dennett

: Room 101

In the series that asks guests to name the people and things they hate the most,
Nick Hancock talks to comedian Jo Brand and discovers that her list includes The Magic
Roundabout, the Mona Lisa and the year 1975. Director John F D Northover Producer Lissa Evans
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv
Followed by The Jupiter Collision
A daily series of animations on this week's planetary activity. Stereo


Talks: Nick Hancock
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Mona Lisa
Producer: Lissa Evans

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Sleeping with Mickey

Brenda Blethyn gives solo performance as Eileen, a woman whose memories of her passion for a young American sustain her through her loneliness and grief at the death of her Down's syndrome daughter.
This independent production for BBC Wales is the second of three specially commissioned plays from Welsh writers and directors new to TV drama, for the series Wales Playhouse. The writer, Frank Vickery , is better known for his home-grown comedies of the valleys, while the director, Lowri Gwilym , had worked in documentaries.
Series producer Richard J Staniforth A Teliesyn production for BBC Wales


Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Frank Vickery
Director: Lowri Gwilym
Producer: Richard J Staniforth

: Animation Now

Back to the Inkwell.

: Weatherview

: Picasso's Guernica

What is the meaning today of Picasso's famous painting of the Spanish Civil War?

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