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: First Sight

What a Song and Dance!
London is the birthplace of the multi-million pound musical spectacular. West End shows like Cats, Miss
Saigon and Phantom of the Opera are unsurpassed successes. The latest extravaganza is Oliver!, which has already takenl 10 million in advance bookings at the box office.
However, there are fears that such shows threaten newtalent and kill off creative but less commercial productions.
Tonight, Janet Trewin asks whetherthe mega-musical is a monster hit or simply a monster? ..... REGIONAL PROGRAMMES: see variations below


Unknown: Janet Trewin

: Children's BBC: Growing Up Wild

Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1. (Stereo)

: Breakfast News

With Signing. Subtitled ...................9562202

: The Record

Yesterday in Parliament...............4967738

: Discovering Animals

Batsand mice. Rpt .....

: Lyn Marshall's Everyday Yoga

Head and eye roll exercises. Rpt ..7021134

: Crawshaw Paints on Holiday

In the first programme of the series, Alwyn Crawshaw depicts Majorca...........8364283

: The Way of the Lakes

Tony Warburton walks across the fells to
Ennerdale, Cumbria. Rpt ..............6707370


Unknown: Tony Warburton

: Children's BBC: Playdays


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: King's Row

Melodrama stamng
Ann Sheridan , Robert Cummings
? Ronald Reagan
Two men, who have grown u p together in a small American town, rail in love with two very different women. But tragedy awaits both young men.
Director Sam Wood (1942) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 67-76


Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Robert Cummings
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Director: Sam Wood

: Working Lunch

: Children's BBC: Fingermouse



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: The Rich Traditions

Peasant cuisine in Slovakia

: Making Tracks

Steam railways in Austria, South Africa and England. Rpt ........................80078931

: Carol and Company

Comedy drama starring Carol Burnett.


Unknown: Carol Burnett.

: What a Carry On!

Comedy film compilation.

: News and Weather

(Subtitled (news))

Followed by Westminster with Nick Ross
Live coverage from Parliament.


Presenter (Westminster with Nick Ross): Nick Ross

: Today's the Day

News quiz with Martyn Lewis. Stereo ...979


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: From the Edge

Today's magazine from the BBC's
Disability Programmes Unit features a frank discussion on euthanasia, and meets disabled pilots who want to fly in the UK. Subtitled ....................................863

: Home Front

The series on decoration looks at the Gothic revival and how to get the most out of small rooms.

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.



Presenter: Paul Coia

: Arrow in the Dust

Western starring
Sterling Hayden
Coleen Gray
7 A cavalry desertertriesto make amends by leadinga wagon train safely through Indian country.
Director Lesley Selander (1954) ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 67-76


Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: Coleen Gray
Director: Lesley Selander
BartLaish: Sterling Hayden
Christella: Coleen Gray
LtKing: Keith Larsen
Crowshaw: Tom Tully
Carqueville: Jimmy Wakely
Tillotson: Tudor Owen
Crew boss: Lee van Cleef

: Southern Eye: Making a Million

Tycoons Anita Roddick and David Quale, formerly the "Q" in B and Q, talk to four young business people from the south as Southern Eye asks why small businesses have been failing to provide the growth and jobs the government hoped for. Reporter Russel Hayes.


Reporter: Russel Hayes
Producer: Jay Andrews
Subject: Anita Roddick
Subject: David Quale

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Death Penalty/Capital Punishment? All international conventions outlaw the death penalty for a child who was under 18 when the offence was committed. Writer John Mortimer describes how these treaties are being fundamentally violated in the United States and other countries.
Repeated at 11.15pm Stereo Subtitled ..676660


Unknown: John Mortimer

: Danger Theatre: Godhead, Fry Me

Spoof drama series hosted by Robert Vaughn.
Tonight, a full-length adventure featuring the Searcher.

Someone is determined to kill rock 'n' roll superstar Darek Jones - and avenging biker the Searcher aims to intercept the would-be assassin.


Presenter: Robert Vaughn

: Top Gear

Would James Bond approve of the new DB7? At £80,000 it is cheap for an Aston Martin , but it now has to compete with "mass-produced" luxury sports cars like the Porsche 928 and BMW 850 - cars which are not merely for special occasions but serious everyday transport. Jeremy Clarkson looks back at classic Aston Martin models and tests the new one.


Presenter: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Jon Bentley
Executive producer: Dennis Adams

: The X Files

Investigations into the paranormal starring David Duchovny Gillian Anderson
Gender Bender. Scully and Mulder investigate an unusual death: a businessman apparently died from an overdose of orgasmic delight. Yet an eye witness description of the possible perpetrator of the crime seems to indicate some sexual confusion. Stereo


Unknown: David Duchovny
Unknown: Gillian Anderson
Unknown: Gender Bender.
Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson

: Till Death Us Do Part

Warren Mitchell stars as the infamous Alf Garnett in this special Christmas edition of Johnny Speight's classic comedy, first shown on Boxing Day 1972.
With guests from the then-current production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
See today's choices.
(Rpt) (Subtitled)
Followed by Video Nation Shorts (Subtitled)


Writer: Johnny Speight
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Mike: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs
[Actor]: Bill Maynard
[Actor]: Brian Leeson
[Actor]: Sally Riggs
[Actor]: Derek Griffiths
[Actor]: Will Stampe
[Actor]: Paul Nicholas
[Actor]: Dana Gillespie

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Shownat7.50pm Stereo

: The Two Voyages of Donald Crowhurst

Continuing the series of highlights from last year's Arena Radio Night.
Tonight, the tragic story of a man who used radio to pretend he was circumnavigating the world while actually floating around the Falkland Islands. Pretence and isolation finally tooktheirtoll.
DirectorJill Evans ...............................

: Weatherview

: The Midnight News; followed by The Midnight Hour

Andrew Neil hosts a review of the parliamentary day.


Presenter (The Midnight Hour): Andrew Neil

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