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: The Saint in London

Crime adventure, continuing a season of films featuring
Leslie Charteris 's famous sleuth.
Starring George Sanders
Suave Simon Templar , alias the Saint, is back on home ground. Templar is kept on his toes investigating a currency fraud and fending off the attentions of a wealthy young woman, Penelope Parker. Director John Paddy Carstairs (1939. PG)
Black and white ◆ See Films: pages 64-72


Unknown: Leslie Charteris
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Suave Simon Templar
Unknown: Penelope Parker.
Director: John Paddy Carstairs

: Open University

8.20 Age and Identity 8864395 9.10
Seeing through Maths 1805260 9.35 The Big Picture

: Chanakya

Epic saga set in ancient India. King Dhana Nand is ordered to leave the city by chief minister Vishnu Gupta.


Unknown: Vishnu Gupta.

: Network East

Live Asian arts and entertainment magazine. Stereo .... Phone-in number: (0121) [number removed](standard rates apply)

: Bollywood or Bust!

Sanjeev Bhaskar hosts the first semi-final of the Hindi film quiz.


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar

: Lifetimes in a Day

Debbie Kettlewell talks about her passion for horse racing. Stereo....................


Talks: Debbie Kettlewell

: film 96 with Bany Nonnan

Films under reviewthis week include The Fan and Brassed Off.
Shown last MondayonBBCl Stereo Subtitled ...

: Flying down to Rio

Musical, beginning a season of films featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Fred and Ginger perform the "Carioca" and enjoyfun and romance on a musical tourof South America intheirfirst dazzling screen partnership.
Fred Ayres FRED ASTAIRE , Honey Hale GINGER ROGERS. Julio Rubeiro RAUL ROULIEN Director Thornton Freeland (1933, U)
Black andwhite * See Films: pages 64-72 ***


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Belinha Dolores Del Rio.
Unknown: Roger Bond Gene Raymond.
Unknown: Fred Ayres Fred Astaire
Unknown: Honey Hale Ginger Rogers.
Unknown: Julio Rubeiro Raul Roulien
Director: Thornton Freeland

: A Night to Remember

Maritime drama, the first in today's Saturday Matinée double bill starring Kenneth More
On 14 April 1912, while on her maiden voyage to New York, the liner Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic and sank. This film tells the story of howtheshipwent down, seen through the eyes of second officer Herbert Lightoller.
Herbert Lightoller KENNETH MORE. Clarke RONALD ALLEN . Peuchen ROBERT AYRES. Mrs Lucas HONOR BLACKMAN .Captain Rostron ANTHONY BUSHELL Director Roy Baker (1958. PG)
Black and white..... * See Films: pages 64-72 ****


Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Herbert Lightoller.
Unknown: Herbert Lightoller Kenneth
Unknown: Clarke Ronald Allen
Unknown: . Peuchen Robert Ayres.
Unknown: Mrs Lucas Honor Blackman
Unknown: .Captain Rostron Anthony Bushell
Director: Roy Baker

: Genevieve

Comedy, the second of today's
Saturday Matinée films starring
Kenneth More , being shown to coincide with tomorrow's centenary of the London to Brighton rally.
Two couples taking part in the London to Brighton veteran car rally suffer various misadventures and personal rivalries. Alan McKim JOHN GREGSON. Wendy McKim DINAH SHERIDAN , Ambrose Claverhouse KENNETH MORE .
, Hotel proprietress JOYCE GRENFELL
Director Henry Cornelius (1953, U)
◆ See Films: pages 64-72


Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Alan McKim John Gregson.
Unknown: Wendy McKim Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Ambrose Claverhouse Kenneth More
Unknown: Rosalind Peters Kay Kendall
Unknown: Jc Callahan Reginald Beckwith
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Director: Henry Cornelius


More hits from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's charts and music from around the world.
Stereo ....


Producer: Ric Blaxill

: Rhodes

Another chance to see the penultimate episode of the drama series.
Upsetting the Apple Cart. Rhodes conspires against Kruger and the Boers. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing in Rhodesia and Princess Radziwill continues to gather proof of Rhodes's past misdemeanours.
Concludes tomorrow at 9.15pm on BBCl
Repeat Stereo SUPPORT MATERIAL: for a viewers' guide booklet, send a cheque for £4.95 payable to BBC Education. to: [address removed] For the resource pack for schools and colleges, send achequefor£46.99 payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]

: News and Sport

Presented by Moira Stuart. subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Presented By: Moira Stuart.

: Assignment

Passport to Nowhere
Julian Pettifer reports on the corrupt and exploitive trade in illegal immigrants from Bangladesh to Europe, focusingon the plight of a young graduate whose desperate bid for a new life has brought him nothing but despair. See today's choices.
Producer Farah Durrani ; Editor Keith Bowers Postponed from 12 October


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Farah Durrani
Editor: Keith Bowers

: What the Papers Say

Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian casts a critical eye overthe week's national newspapers.
Director Jon Woods ; ProducerBrian Blake
TV 60


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Director: Jon Woods

: TV Is Dead, Long Live TV

When inventor John Logie Baird's pioneering work came to fruition in November 1936, today's multi-channel satellite era was light years away. This Horizon programme asks whether the latest "improvements" have driven television into a cul-de-sac, and if there are any modern-day innovators to guide the medium into the 21st century. See today's choices.
Producer Andrew Chitty Stereo
Prizes on offer to celebrate BBC TV's 60th anniversary: see page


Producer: Andrew Chitty

: Have I Got News For You

Comic actor Gordon Kennedy and singer-songwriter Elvis Costello join host Angus Deayton and team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton for another round of the regular team forthe satirical news quiz.
Shownyesterday Stereo


Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Singer-Songwriter: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton

: Look Me in the Eye

A Screen Two psychological thriller starring Caroline Catz
SeamusGibbins, Barnaby Stone A recently married schoolteacher becomes infatuated with an enigmatic photographer after a chance encounter. But when she discovers that he has covertly been taking pictures of her, she aims to destroy this part of his portfolio.
Producer Simon Relph ; Writer/Director Nick Ward


Unknown: Caroline Catz
Unknown: Barnaby Stone
Producer: Simon Relph
Director: Nick Ward
Ruth: Caroline Catz
Sian: Caroline Catz
Luke: Seamus Gibbins
Thomas: Barnaby Stone
Mario: Joseph Long
Paula: Paloma Baeza
Ruth's mother: Rachel Inman
Ruth's father: Reece Baani
Young Ruth: Alice Mathews
Ruth's sister: Pia Mathews
Mario's mother: Chattie Salaman
Mick: Matt Patresi
Tom: Daniel Brewer
Maureen: Kelly Hunter
Lovers in café: Katrin Cartlidge
Lovers in café: Edward Atterton
Trevor: Alan Cooke
Tom's father: Titus Forbes-Adam
Gary: John Sandford
Man with briefcase: Peter Tate
Singer: Khaki
Head teacher: Sandra Voe
Decorator: Christopher Simon
Clerk: Matthew Scurfield
Buddy: Tom Faber

: Video Diaries

Ghostbuster - the Real Thing
Maurice Grosse , aged 76, is a psychic investigator. In 1977 he led the team that hunted the Enfield poltergeist, a widely publicised event which he says inspired the hit Hollywood movies Ghostbusters and Poltergeist.
Investigating claims by people who believe they have witnessed manifestations of the supernatural,
Maurice Grosse 's video diary includes footage of an all-night vigil at Charlton House, a building in London believed to be haunted.
Producer Karen Hamilton ; Series producer Bob Long


Unknown: Maurice Grosse
Unknown: Maurice Grosse
Producer: Karen Hamilton

: Later with Jools Holland: 49 Not Out

Jools Holland selects highlights from the first 49 episodes of his eclectic music show, including Alanis Morissette , Oasis, Portishead and Crowded House.
Director Janet FraserCook
Producer Mark Cooper Stereo


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Alanis Morissette
Director: Janet Frasercook
Producer: Mark Cooper Stereo

: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Comedy starring
Bud Abbott , Lou Costello
Two railway porters become mixed up in a chilling plot when they deliver the "undead" bodies of Frankenstein's
Monster and Dracula to a House of Horrors.
Director Charles T Barton (1948)
Black and white ....
◆ See Films: pages 64-72
Followed byWeatherview


Unknown: Bud Abbott
Unknown: Lou Costello
Director: Charles T Barton
Chick: Bud Abbott
Wilbur: Lou Costello
Lawrence Talbot: Lon Chaney Jr
Wolf Man: Lon Chaney Jr
Dracula: Bela Lugosi
Monster: Glenn Strange
Sandra Mornay: Lenore Aubert

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