Romantic comedy starring
Rosalind Russell , Walter Pidgeon
Reporter Jeff Sherman falls in love with a woman he is assigned to ruin.
Director Norman Taurog (1941) B/W 747017b ♦ See Films: pages 43-46 ***
Highlights from Flinders Park, Melbourne of the ladies' singles final at the Australian Open. Commentary by John Barrett.
Introduced by Sue Barker. ..........
A season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 Nadan Nadia Last episode in a four-part comedy drama from Pakistan. The managing director recovers but his desire to get rid of Nadia remains. In Urdu with English subtitles. Stereo .....
Films under review include Sabrina, a romantic fantasy starring Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond , and Waiting to Exhale, with Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett. Shown last Monday on BBC I
Michael J Fox introduces a tribute to
James Cagney that precedes a double bill of the late Hollywood star's films.
Oscar-winning musical biopic, opening this week's Saturday
Matinée and the first in a double bill starringJames Cagney
Summoned to the White House in the Second World War, entertainer George M Cohan recalls his life in show business.
Director Michael Curtiz (1942) B/W ♦ See Films: pages 43-46 ****
GeorgeMCohan, aged 13:
Saturday Matinée double bill starri ng James Cagney
Spring, 1875, and young Steve Miller arrives from Pennsylvania looking for adventure in Colorado. There he falls for a ruthless rancher's beautiful companion. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Robert Wise (1956) .... ♦ See Films: pages 43-46 ****
Actor Jill Gascoine and comedian
Faith Brown join Esther Rantzen to discuss their differingexperiences of the menopause.
Experts deliver cautionary advice on the dangers of taking different medicines simultaneously. Stereo....
Hits from the past and highlights of Thursday's Top of the Pops.
Producer Ric Blaxill
Highlights of the week's performances that won positions on the medal rostrum at the European Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Commentary by Alan Weeks and Barry Davies. Introduced by Sue Barker. Producer AlastairScott; Executive producer
Jim Reside ......................................
Presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton
Three-part series examiningthe work of Parliamentary Select Committees. MPs Going to the Dogs. The newly-formed House of Commons Deregulation Committee has been designed to slice through bureaucratic red tape and rid the country of unnecessary regulations. The MPs who sit upon it are pledged to look at topics as diverse as freeing up the greyhound racing industry, reformingthe Sunday Observance Act of 1780 (which forbids anywhere to charge for dancing on a Sunday) and assessingthe level of bureaucracy faced by fishermen in Whitby.
But members of the Committee are, politically speaking, poles apart. Conservative John Sykesdetests bureaucrats and wants to free industry from regulatory strangleholds. His
Labourcolleague, Roger Berry , isjust as keen to serve, but his motivations fordoing so are very different.
As the Committee sets about its tasks, the political divisions become ever more obvious, as do frustrations concerningthe body's restricted powers. Presenter Sarah Harrison asks if it can really make a contribution to the much-heralded "bonfire of controls" promised by the Government.
Producer Alison Cahn : Editor Anne Tyerman
Documentary series, now repeated in updated form, giving an insight into the workings ofthe Scottish High Court. One Angry Man. In court, Edinburgh defence solicitor George More is rude, ruthless - and revered by generations of clients who see him as their best hope of acquittal. His aggressive approach has not always made him popularwith police and prosecutors, but, after 27 years in the business, his image does not concern him. Tonight's programme follows up one of his clients, Sharon Graham , whom he defended on a charge of shopliftingand assault. Has she now gone straight? Series producer Nick Catliff
Spooftalk-show host Alan Partridge , alias Steve Coogan , presents a special French edition of his show "live" from
Paris. Teamed with Nina Vanier -
France's answerto Sue Lawley - his guests include British fashion guru Yvonne Boyd , super-chef
Philippe Lambert , and fabulous European clown troupe the Cirque des Clownes. Director Dominic Brigstocke ; Producer
Armando lannucci Rpt Stereo Subtitled ..
In the fourth of his six-part series, Peter York talks to people from the City and the business world about the entrepreneurs who joined sportingfigures and pop stars as gossip-column celebrities. This was the decade where money took centre stage. The film season accompanying this series continues at 1 0.00pm with Something Wild. See today's choices. Producer Mark Rogers ; Executive producer
SallyAngel Subtitled ..........................
Nightmarish comedy, in the season ofkey 1980s films, starring Melanie Griffith
Jeff Daniels , Ray Liotta
When Charles gets picked up by Lulu, he has no idea how far she'll take him into the wild world in which she lives.
Director Jonathan Demme (1986)
♦ See Films: pages 43-46 **** ♦ See Barry Norman : page 40
Audrey Lulu Hankel:
Drama, continuing the Première season of French films, starring Maria de Medeiros
After being made redundant, Aimee decides that marriage would be a more reliable source of creature comforts than ajob, so she sets out to find a wealthy husband. An attractive but penniless booksellerfailsto meet her financial criteria, but she is tempted by a famous restaurant critic who takes his profession very seriously indeed. In French with English subtitles.
Director Jean-Charles Tacchella (1992)
♦ See Films: pages 43-46 ***