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Chef Michael Barry demonstrates favourite recipes with eggs. Rpt ..
Kingfisher. A study of the diving, burrowing, electric-blue resident of Simon King 's garden.
Crime drama, opening this week's Saturday Matinée and the first in a double bill directed by Robert Siodmak. Starring
Olivia de Havilland , Lew Ayres
When a prominent society doctor is found dead, suspicion centres on Ruth Collins , known to have had an appointment with the murdered man on the night of the killing. But Ruth is one of identical twins - which of the sisters is the killer?
(1946) B/W * See Films: pages 44-48 ****
Terry Collins/Ruth Collins:
Dr Scott Elliott:
District Attorney Girard:
Saturday Matinée double bill of films directed by Robert Siodmak.
Starring Robert Shaw
Mary Ure , Jeffrey Hunter
After brilliant military successes in the Civil War, General George Custer goes west to command the Seventh Cavalry and finds himself caught between resentful Indians and the political needs of his superiors. The tense situation leads to the fateful battle at Little Big Horn.
(1968) * See Films: pages 44-48 ***
General George Custer:
Major Marcus Reno:
General Philip Sheridan:
The number of people with anorexia has multiplied tenfold overthe past decade. Esther Rantzen meets some of the men, women and children who sufferfromthis eating disorder.
American singer Michael Bolton performs a selection of his most famous hits in a show that also features teenage soul star Brandy. Stereo
Highlights from Thursday's Top ofthe Pops and chart hits from the past.
Producer RicBlaxill Stereo ...............
The Joffrey Ballet performs a full-length rock-ballet set to the music of the Artist
Formerly Known as Prince. Recorded forthis programme at the Suny
Performing Arts Center, New York, the show, which includes the songs Purple Rain, Trust and Willing and Able, has been a hit with both seasoned ballet aficionados and pop fans alike at venues throughout the United States.
The show's producer, Gerald Arpino , named the ballet afterthe billboards on LA's Sunset Strip that he saw as a contemporary American art form, and selected fourof America's most excitingyoungchoreographers- Laura Dean , Charles Moulton , Peter Pucci and Margo Sappington - to create their own" billboard" to match the mood of thesongs. Stereo ....................... 2 Dance continues next Saturday with Two by Dove
Presented by Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee
Continuingthe series of personalised reports from BBC journalists located in countries around the world.
Distinguished foreign correspondent
Edward Behr reports on Shiv Sena, a powerful Hindu nationalist group that has established an iron grip on the city of Bombay. In a rare interview, Behr talks to the group's leader,
Bal Thackeray , a figure feared by many because of his political power.
BBC environment correspondent
Richard Wilson investigates the alarming decline in the number of rockhopper penguins in the Falkland
Islands. A lack of conservation laws has seen the population fall overthe last 50 years from three million to 300,000.
Editor Keith Bowers
Muriel Spark, one of the most brilliant and enigmatic of post-war writers, gives a rare interview at her home in Tuscany as the literature series returns.
The author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Memento Mori talks to Alan Taylor about her Edinburgh childhood, her doomed marriage, the poverty she endured as a struggling writer, and the eventual publication of her first novel, The Comforters, when she was 39. Her unique style of fiction - full of wit but laced with supernatural events and dark, violent deaths - is demonstrated in extracts from her work in a television biography featuring contributions from fellow novelists David Lodge and Doris Lessing.
Director Eleanor Yule ; Series editor Roland Keating
Followed by The Family Album
This series of short programmes, accompanying Under Exposed (which starts at 7.30pm on Monday), features people from all over Britain talking about special photographs from their family album and the memories they hold. Tonight, Nick Tresilian discusses a picture of his two small children on a mountain during a storm.
Classic musical, being shown as tribute to Gene Kelly who died last month.
Also starring Debbie Reynolds
A satirical, tune-filled and affectionate story of Hollywood duringthe fabulous 20s, when the movie capital wrestled with the problem of turning silents into talkies. Featuring Make 'em Laugh,
You Are My Lucky Star and the title song.
Directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
(1952.U) # See Films: pages 44-48 *****
A three-part drama adapted from a screenplay by French film-maker FrangoisTruffaut, starring Andre Dussollier
Alice. In 1900, Lucien Lachenay is returningto Paris on the train when he hears a woman screaming. Lucien's efforts to help go unrewarded but the fleeting acqaintance hasa profound effect. In French with English subtitles. See today's choices.
Followed by The Family Album
Irma Kurtz talks about a holiday photo of herself and herfather.
Thriller starring Michel Blanc
A tailor spends his nights gazing at a young woman who lives opposite. But his obsession ultimately involves him in murder. French film with English subtitles. In widescreen format.
DirectorPatriceLeconte(1989. 15) * See Films: pages 44-48 *****