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: Boom Town

Drama starring
Clark Gable , Spencer Tracy
A rip-roaring tale of two dynamic
Texas oilmen - both determined to succeed and both in love with the same beautiful woman.
Directed by Jack Conway (1940) B/W 96 * FILM REVIEWS pages 49-60


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Directed By: Jack Conway
BigJohnMcMasters: Clark Gable
Square John Sand: Spencer Tracy
Betsy Bartlett: Claudette Colbert
Karen Vanmeer: Hedy Lamarr
Luther Aldrich: Frank Morgan
Harry Compton: Lionel Atwill
Harmony Jones: Chill Wills
Whitey: Marion Martin
Spanish Eva: Minna Gombell
Ed Murphy: Joe Yule

: Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind

The story of the making of the film Gone with the Wind, which can be seen tonight at 8.30pm. From the auction of the rights to the blockbuster novel to the film's
Hollywood premiere, this documentary reveals the drama behind the scenes. It features rare screen tests from the search to cast Scarlett O'Hara , home movie footage, and interviews with stars and directors, including Vivien Leigh , George Cukor. David OSelznick , Kay Brown and Olivia de Havilland. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Director David Hinton


Unknown: Scarlett O'Hara
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: George Cukor.
Unknown: David Oselznick
Unknown: Kay Brown
Unknown: Olivia de Havilland.
Unknown: Christopher Plummer.
Director: David Hinton

: World Snooker

The World Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. The first-round match between John Higgins and Alan McManus is played to a finish this morning. Introduced by David Vine.


Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Alan McManus
Introduced By: David Vine.

: Hollywood Collection

A series of profiles of Hollywood actors. Cary Grant - the Leading Man
Cary Grant , star of North by Northwest which follows, had a deft comic style that merged easily with his strength as a romantic leading man. This profile follows his careerfrom working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood fame, usingfilm clips and interviews with friends and colleagues, such as Leslie Caron ,
Douglas Fairbanks Junior , Deborah Kerr and Eva Marie Saint.
The series continues the week after next


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Junior
Unknown: Deborah Kerr

: North by Northwest

Spy drama, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

When advertising executive Roger Thornhill is mistaken for the mysterious Mr Caplan by a ruthless espionage organisation, he finds his life in deadly peril. He tracks down the one man who can prove his story - only to find himself accused of murder.
Film Reviews pages 49-60


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Roger Thornhill: Cary Grant
Eve Kendall: Eva Marie Saint
Phillip Vandamm: James Mason
Clara Thornhill: Jessie Royce Landis
Professor: Leog Carroll
Lester Townsend: Philip Ober
Leonard: Martin Landau
Valerian: Adam Williams
Victor Larrabee: Edward Platt
Mrs Townsend: Josephine Hutchinson
Licht: Robert Ellenstein

: World Snooker

Highlights from a session featuring the World Championship debut of Thailand's TaiPichit against
Willie Thorne , plus news of the result of the second table match between David Roe
, the 13th seed, and Scotland's
BillySnaddon. Stereo ..............


Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: David Roe

: Gerald Durrell - the Man Who Built the Ark

Many people dream of saving animals but Gerald Durrell , who died earlierthis year, fulfilled that dream. This profile looks at his lifelong enthusiasm for living creatures, which resulted in books, television programmes and, most importantly, the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, a zoo that breeds rare species and returns them to the wild. Narrated by Julian Pettifer. See today's choices.
Producer Joanna Sarsby : Executive producer
PaulAppleby Stereo * See This Week: page 6


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Julian Pettifer.
Producer: Joanna Sarsby

: Marsalis on Music

The final masterclass in the series given by American trumpet virtuoso and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis , who plays and discusses music with an audience of young people.
Tackling the Monster. Marsalis is joined by cellist Yo-Yo Mafora discussion of the importance of, and different approaches to, practising technique - which both musicians confess they still dislike.
Marsalis suggests 12 ways of practising, including seeking private instruction, writingout a schedule covering all the different aspects of playing the instrument, setting goals that chart development, playing only when at full concentration, and practising in a group.
Ma performs Sergei Prokofiev 's march from The Love for Three Oranges with three cello students, and the programme ends with a rendition of Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo. Executive producer Chris Lent
BOOKLET: for a copy of the booklet that accompanies the series, send a cheque or postal order for £3. 50, payable to[address removed].


Musician: Wynton Marsalis
Unknown: Yo-Yo Mafora
Unknown: Sergei Prokofiev

: Close-Up

Continuingthe series of people's favourite movie moments, comedian Julian Clary chooses a tragic scene from Gone with the Wind, which is showingtonight at 8.30pm. Producer Nick Freand Jones
The next Close-Up is on Wednesday at 9.50pm


Unknown: Julian Clary
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: World Snooker

Featuring early frames of the round one match between six-times former champion Steve Davis and Andy Hicks , an outstanding left-hander who is on the brink of securing a place in the top 16 on the world ranking list.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Andy Hicks

: Gone with the Wind

Romantic drama starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland

Set amidst the bloodshed and turmoil of the American Civil War, this cinematic landmark charts the passionate love story of Rhett Butler and Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara.
Based on Margaret Mitchell's epic novel, its depiction of the war set a standard seldom equalled on the screen. The film turned Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh into legends for their portrayal of one of the cinema's greatest romances.
FILM REVIEWS pages 49-60


Director: Victor Fleming
Rhett Butter: Clark Gable
Scarlett O'Hara: Vivien Leigh
Ashley Wilkes: Leslie Howard
Melanie Hamilton: Olivia de Havilland
Mammy: Hattie McDaniel
Gerald O'Hara: Thomas Mitchell
Ellen O'Hara: Barbara O'Neil
Aunt Pittypat Hamilton: Laura Hope Crews
DrMeade: Harry Davenport
Belle Watling: Ona Munson
Suellen O'Hara: Evelyn Keys
Careen O'Hara: Ann Rutherford
Prissy: Butterfly McQueen
India Wilkes: Alicia Rhett
Big Sam: Everett Brown
Uncle Peter: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Charles Hamilton: Rand Brooks
Frank Kennedy: Carrol Lnye
Mrs Dolly Merriwether: Jane Darwell
Maybelle Merriwether: Mary Anderson
Emmy Slattery: Isabel Jewell
Jonas Wilkerson: Victor Jory
Bonnie Blue Butler: Cammie King
John Wilkes: Howard Hickman
Stuart Tarleton: George Reeves
Mrs Caroline Meade: Leona Roberts
Beau Wilkes: Mickey Kuhn
Johnny Gallagher: Jim Kerrigan
CathleenCalvert: Marcella Martin
Elijah: Zack Williams
Rene Picard: Albert Morin
Fanny Elsing: Terry Shero
Old Levi: William McClain

: World Snooker

Highlights of today's World
Championship matches, which featured Steve Davis , Willie Thorne , Alan McManus and John Higgins , all trying to make progress into the last 16. Presented by David Vine.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: Alan McManus
Unknown: John Higgins
Presented By: David Vine.

: Weatherview

: Later with Jools Holland

Continuing the selection of highlights from last year's two series. Tonight's guests include a rare television appearance by Hull's Beautiful South performing songs from their album
Carry On up the Charts, reggae duo Saint and Campbell accompanied by Courtney Pine , Brit-winningsinger
Eddi Reader, and TV debuts by trip-hop outfit Earthling and Wiltshire's young blues band The Hoax.
Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producer Mark Cooper


Accompanied By: Courtney Pine
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

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