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: Children's BBC: Smoggies


: Breakfast News

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

: Thunderbirds

The Uninvited. Scott is fired upon by three unidentified aircraft and crashes in the desert. Rpt Subtitled ......................

: It's That Man Again

Comedy based on the ITMA radio show, starring Tommy Handley, Greta Gynt
The witty Mayor of Foaming-at-the-Mouth is in trouble for sinking the council budget in a bombed-out London theatre.
Director Walter Forde (1942) B/W
Film reviews pages 56-65


Director: Walter Forde
Mayor Handley: Tommy Handley
Stella Ferris: Greta Gynt
Lefty/Funf: Jack Train
Sam Scram: Sidney Keith

: Half a Sixpence

Musical based on the novel Kipps by H G Wells, starring Tommy Steele, Julia Foster. A shop assistant suddenly inherits a fortune, moves into high society and forgets his sweetheart Ann. Will they ever be brought together again?
Director George Sidney (1967). Subtitled.


Novelist: H G Wells
Arthur Kipps: Tommy Steele
Ann: Julla Foster
Director: George Sidney

: Secret Gardens

A visit to Overbecks, which lies on on the steep hillside overlooking Salcombe estuary in South Devon..............

: Children's BBC: Charlie Chalk



Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: Magnificent Obsession

Drama starring
Jane Wyman , Rock Hudson
A wealthy playboy indirectly brings about the death of a woman's husband and is later involved in an accident that blinds her. The tragedy inspires him with an obsession and a powerful love.
Director Douglas Sirk (1954) * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Jane Wyman
Unknown: Rock Hudson
Director: Douglas Sirk
Helen Phillips: Jane Wyman
BobMerrick: Rock Hudson
Joyce Phillips: Barbara Rush
Nancy Ashford: Agnes Moorehead
Randolph: Otto Kruger

: News and Weather

Followed by Remembering Marilyn
A tribute to Marilyn Monroe , first shown last year on the 25th anniversary of her death, featuring early home movies, her first TV appearance and film clips.
Presented by Lee Remick , with Gloria Steinem , Robert Wagner , Robert Mitchum and Susan Strasberg.


Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Presented By: Lee Remick
Unknown: Gloria Steinem
Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Susan Strasberg.

: World Darts

Highlights of yesterday's first round matches. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly. Stereo.


Presenter: Dougie Donnelly.

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

The Philadelphia Story. Will and the entire Banks family take a holiday in Will's home town of Philadelphia, and learn a surprising secret about Will's reputation in the neighbourhood. American TV presenter Dick Clark makes a guest appearance. Dick Clark HIMSELF


Presenter: Dick Clark
Will Smith: Will Smith
Philip Banks: James Avery
Vivian Banks: Daphne Maxwellreid
Carlton Banks: Alfonso Ribeiro
Hilary Banks: Karyn Parsons
Ashley Banks: Tatyana Mali
Geoffrey Butter: Joseph Marcell

: Heartbreak High

Drama series about the students and teachers at a Sydney high school.
TeacherGraham Brown 's life becomes a nightmare when he is victimised for alleged improper advances towards a young male student.


Unknown: Teachergraham Brown
Nick: Alex Dimitriades
Jodie: Abi Tucker
Christina: Sarah Lambert
Rose: Katherine Halliday
Graham :: Hugh Baldwin
Chaka: Isabella Gutierrez
Rivers: Scott Major
Con: Salvatore Coco

: Big Top Pee-wee

Comedy starring Pee-wee Herman, Kris Kristofferson
Pee-wee and his faithful talking pig, Vance, are joined on their wacky farm by an assortment of performers and animals when Mace Montana and his circus are blown on to the property during a freak storm. Valeria Golino is now best known for her roles in Hot Shots and Hot Shots Part Deux. (1988)
FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Director: Randal Kleiser
Himself: Pee-wee Herman
Mace Montana: Kris Kristofferson
Winnie: Penelope Ann Miller
Gina: Valeria Golino
Midge Montana: Susan Tyrrell
Mr Ryan: Albert Henderson
Otis: Jack Murdock
Otto the strongman: Franco Columbo
Big John: Kevin Peter Hall
Bearded lady: Lynne Stewart
Dell: John Sherrod

: Food and Drink

Afterthe excesses of Christmas - a simple and delicious winter vegetable and walnut gratin. Plus a tasting of some new adult fruity drinks - including iced tea - and Antonio Carluccio begins the first part of his journey to southern and eastern Mediterrean countries with a visit to the Turkish coast. There he joins a family celebration where he eats baked lamb - traditionally cooked in a hole in the ground. With Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jilly Goolden.
Director Linda Nash ; Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks PROGRAMME RECIPES: available in BBC Good Food Magazine and Ceefax page 618.


Unknown: Antonio Carluccio
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jilly Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Joking Apart

A second six-part series of the Bafta Award-winning comedy about a successful comedy writer whose wife has left him for an estate agent.
In this first episode the increasingly manic Mark is still clinging to memories of the good times and is determined to sleuth out Becky's new address.
Robert and Tracy inadvertently reveal where she is living and Mark pays a visit, with embarrassing results.
Written by Steven Moffat ; Director Bob Spiers
Producer Andre Ptaszynski


Written By: Steven Moffat
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Andre Ptaszynski
Mark: Robert Bathurst
Tracy: Trace Bennett
Robert: Paul Raffield
Becky: Fiona Gillies
Trevor: Paul-Mark Elliott

: Ffyona Campbell's Longest Walk

When Ffyona Campbell set out on the last lea of her round-the-world walk last April, she must have thought the final trek across Europe would be straightforward. But with Janet Street-Porter asking awkward questions, it proved to be a long road home. This film relives the tantrums and tears on a very personal journey. And the qualities that made a national heroine are starkly - and controversially - revealed. See today's choices.
Producer Stephen Scott ; Executive producer
Followed by In the National Trust
The Doll's House, Nostell Priory.


Unknown: Ffyona Campbell
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Producer: Stephen Scott

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Weatherview

: World Darts

Highlights of tonight's second round matches in the World Professional
Darts Championshipfrom the Lakeside Country Club in Surrey. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Vigil

First in a short late-night run of New Zealand films is this drama starring
Penelope Stewart
A farming family in New Zealand struggles to make a livingfrom rugged and unyielding soil. Afterthe death of herfather, young Lisa ("Toss") struggles to come to terms with her mother's relationship with a mysterious stranger named Ethan Ruir. The young girl sees him as a predator and she must get rid of him.
Director Vincent Ward (1984) * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Penelope Stewart
Unknown: Ethan Ruir.
Director: Vincent Ward
Elizabeth Peers: Penelope Stewart
Ethan Ruir: Frank Whitten
Lisa Peers, Toss: Fiona Kay
Birdie: Bill Kerr
Justin Peers: Gordon Shields

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