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: Design for Scandal

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 ***


Unknown: Rosalind Russell
Unknown: Walter Pidgeon
Reporter: Jeff Sherman
Director: Norman Taurog

: Tennis

Highlights from Flinders Park, Melbourne of the ladies' singles final at the Australian Open. Commentary by John Barrett.
Introduced by Sue Barker. ..........


Commentary By: John Barrett.
Introduced By: Sue Barker.

: AsiaTwo

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 .....

: Film 96 with Barry Norman

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


Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Julia Ormond
Unknown: Angela Bassett.

: James Cagney: Top of the World

Michael J Fox introduces a tribute to
James Cagney that precedes a double bill of the late Hollywood star's films.


Introduces: Michael J Fox
Unknown: James Cagney

: Yankee Doodle Dandy

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 ****


Unknown: George M Cohan
Director: Michael Curtiz
GeorgeMCohan: James Cagney
Mary: Joan Leslie
Jerry Cohan: Walter Huston
Sam Harris: Richard Whorf
Dietz: George Tobias
FayTempleton: Irene Manning
Nellie Cohan: Rosemary Decamp
Josie Cohan: Jeanne Cagney
Schwab: Sz Sakall
GeorgeMCohan, aged 13: Douglas Croft

: Tribute to a Bad Man

Western, continuingthe
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 ****


Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Steve Miller
Director: Robert Wise
Jeremy Rodock: James Cagney
SteveMiller: Don Dubbins
JocastaConstantine: Irene Papas
McNulty: Stephen McNally
Lars Peterson: Vic Morrow
Barjack: James Griffith
Fat Jones: Lee van Cleef

: Best of Esther

Actor Jill Gascoine and comedian
Faith Brown join Esther Rantzen to discuss their differingexperiences of the menopause.


Unknown: Jill Gascoine
Unknown: Faith Brown
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

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


Producer: Ric Blaxill

: Ice Skating

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 ......................................


Commentary By: Alan Weeks
Commentary By: Barry Davies.
Introduced By: Sue Barker.

: News and Sport

Presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Scrutiny

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


Unknown: John Sykesdetests
Unknown: Roger Berry
Presenter: Sarah Harrison
Producer: Alison Cahn
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: The Trial

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
Revised rpt


Unknown: George More
Unknown: Sharon Graham
Producer: Nick Catliff

: Knowing Me, Knowing You.... with Alan Partridge

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 ..


Unknown: Alan Partridge
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Nina Vanier
Unknown: Yvonne Boyd
Unknown: Philippe Lambert
Director: Dominic Brigstocke

: Peter York's Eighties

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 ..........................


Talks: Peter York
Producer: Mark Rogers

: Something Wild

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


Unknown: Melanie Griffith
Unknown: Jeff Daniels
Unknown: Ray Liotta
Director: Jonathan Demme
Unknown: Barry Norman
Audrey Lulu Hankel: Melanie Griffith
Charles Driggs: Jeff Daniels
Ray Sinclair: Ray Liotta
Irene: Margaret Colin
Country squire: Tracey Walter
Peaches: Dana Preu
Larry Dillman: Jack Gilpin
Irate chef: Charles Napier
Richard Graves: Robert Ridgely
Dottie: "sister Carol" East

: L'Homme de Ma Vie

Drama, continuing the Première season of French films, starring Maria de Medeiros
Thierry Fortineau
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 ***


Unknown: Maria de Medeiros
Unknown: Thierry Fortineau
Director: Jean-Charles Tacchella
Aimée: Maria de Medeiros
Maurice: Thierry Fortineau
Malcolm: Jean-Pierre Bacri
Catherine: Anne Le Tourneau
Arlette: Ginette Garcin
Prudence: Ginette Mathieu
Alain: Alain Doutey
Clarisse: Alix de Konopka

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