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: The Sainfs Double Trouble

Crime adventure, continuing a season of films featuring
Leslie Charteris 's famous sleuth.
Starring George Sanders
Simon Templar discovers that the crook behind a smuggling racket is his double.
Director Jack Hively (1940) Black and white... * See Films: pages 68-76 **


Unknown: Leslie Charteris
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Simon Templar
Director: Jack Hively

: Open University

8.20 The Sassetti Chapel, Santa Trinita
4749033 8.45TheFilm Joyride
9.10 Changes in Rural Society Piedmont and Sicily

: Chanakya

Epic saga set in ancient India. Pauravraj has created a conflict between Chandra Gupta and Guru Vishnu Gupta.


Unknown: Chandra Gupta
Unknown: Vishnu Gupta.

: Network East

Live Asian arts and entertainment magazine. Today'sguest is Bollywood film star Dev Anand. stereo ................... PHONE-IN NUMBER: [number removed]

: Q Asia

Sahera Chohan hosts the first in a new series of quiz shows in which three teams of eight contestants are tested on their knowledge of Asian culture. TEAMS: to take part. send an SAEto: [address removed]


Unknown: Sahera Chohan

: Rim 96 with Bany Norman

Another chance to see a celebration of 25 years ofthe show. Rims under review include Kansas City and American Buffalo. Shown last Monday on BBCl Stereo Subtitled 66

: Shall We Dance

Musical comedy, continuing a season of films starring
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
World-renowned ballet dancer Petrov and musical comedy star Linda Keene both need a boost to their careers.
Petrov FRED ASTAIRE Pete Peters FRED ASTAIRE , Linda Keene GINGER ROGERS .EDWARD EVERETT HORTON Jeffrey Baird , Cecil Rintridge ERIC BLORE , Arthur Miller JEROME COWAN Director Mark Sandrich (1937, U)
Black andwhite * See Films: pages 68-76


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Linda Keene
Unknown: Petrov Fred Astaire
Unknown: Pete Peters Fred Astaire
Unknown: Linda Keene Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Edward Everett Horton
Unknown: Jeffrey Baird
Unknown: Cecil Rintridge Eric Blore
Unknown: Arthur Miller Jerome Cowan
Director: Mark Sandrich

: Berlin Express

Spy thriller, the first in a Saturday Matinee double bill directed by Jacques Tourneur.
Starring Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan
A group of passengers travelling through occupied Europe find themselves at the centre of a murderous plot.
(1948) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 68-76 ***


Director: Jacques Tourneur
Lucienne Mirbeau: Merle Oberon
Robert Lidley: Robert Ryan
Henri Perrot: Charles Korvin
Dr Heinrich Bernhardt: Paul Lukas
James Sterling: Robert Coote

: Wichita

Western, the second of today's Saturday Matinee films directed by Jacques Tourneur.
Starring Joel McCrea, Vera Miles

When Wyatt Earp accepts the dangerous job of law enforcement officer in Wichita, his first task is to ban all guns.
(Showing in widescreen format) (1955)
See Films: pages 68-76 ***


Director: Jacques Tourneur
Wyatt Earp: Joel McCrea
Laurie: Vera Miles
Gyp: Lloyd Bridges
Whiteside: Wallace Ford
Doc Black: Edgar Buchanan
Morgan Earp: Peter Graves


Hits from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's chart sounds. stereo. Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBCl

: Snooker

Coverage from the Guild Hall, Preston, of the third round of the UK Championship. The big names will be keen to do well in this competition afterthe surprising turn of events in last month's Grand
Prix. Barring further upsets, Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis should both play tonight. Introduced by David Vine , with commentary from Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , John Spencer , John Virgo and Dennis Taylor.
Directors John Watts and Trevor Morris; Editors
Gary Franses and Rupert Rumney Stereo. .


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Steve Davis
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Dennis Taylor.
Directors: John Watts
Editors: Gary Franses
Editors: Rupert Rumney Stereo.

: The World's Toughest Yacht Race

The BT Global Challenge
Five thousand miles into their circumnavigation of the world, the 14 yachts have all reached Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, their first port of call. The crews, who have all completed the opening stage in record times, describe their experiences so far, and explain their preparations for the treacherous next leg of the voyage- sailing around Cape Horn and on to Wellington, New Zealand. Series producer Tony Rayner


Producer: Tony Rayner

: News and Sport

Presented by Chris Lowe ,
Weather Peter Cockroft


Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Assignment

In the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, a battle over land has been taking place for a decade between the peasant masses, desperate to escape their landless poverty, and the owners of the huge cattle ranches. So far, the conflict has resulted in a death toll of over
1,000 people, including in April 19 members of the Movimento dos
Sem-Terra (the landless movement). Emily Buchanan investigates and discovers both sides are devastating the land they are fighting over.
Producer Lucy Hetherington : Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Lucy Hetherington
Editor: Keith Bowers

: What the Papers Say

Peter Bradshaw of the London Evening Standard peruses the week's newspapers. Director Eric Harrison ; Producer Brian Blake


Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Director: Eric Harrison
Producer: Brian Blake

: The Road from Jarrow

The Road to Nowhere? In the last of his three-part series on the 1936 Jarrow
Crusade, Sir Bernard Ingham travels the final leg of the route taken by the protesters to London. He asks what the marchers achieved, and what kind of country they bequeathed. The people he talks to include Peter Flannery, author of the BBC drama Our Friends in the North.


Unknown: Sir Bernard Ingham
Unknown: Peter Flannery
Producer: Ian Lilley
Executive Producer: Roger Bolton

: Top Gear Rally Report

Thetestinggravel stages of the Kielder Forest in Northumberland are the first to face the 200 cars taking part in the challenging three-day Network Q RAC Rally. John Leslie and Tony Mason report on the day's action and how the competitors are faring. Coverage continues tomorrow at 2pm.
Producer Ken Pollock : Editor Dennis Adams


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: Ken Pollock
Editor: Dennis Adams

: Have I Got News for You

Journalist Eve Pollard and comedian
Jack Dochertyjoin the regular quiz team. Shownyesterday Stereo


Unknown: Jack Dochertyjoin

: TX

Time Flies
Return of the arts series.
The men who as boys in the sixties acted in Lord of the Flies are reunited with director Peter Brook on the Caribbean island where the film was set. Lord of the Flies is being shown at 12.05am. See today's choices. Producer Richard Dale ; Series editor John Wyver
* Where Are They Now?: page 7


Director: Peter Brook
Producer: Richard Dale
Editor: John Wyver

: Crucial Tales

The first of four dramas showcasing black and Asian film-making talent.
In the seventies, Sunshine, a black boy from Surrey, moves to London.
See today's choices.
Written by Jonti
Producer Colin Ludlow
Director Ngozi Onwurah


Producer: Colin Ludlow
Sunshine (as a child): Devin Griffin
Sunshine (as a teenager): Reggie Yates
Sunshine (as an adult): Akim Mogaji
Sarah Brown: Saffron Burrows
Grandma: Jean Heywood
Grandpa: Allan Surtees
Mrs Baxter: Jillie Meers
Nicola: Kasia Slav
Richard's father: Benjamin Zephaniah
Nicola's mother: Jan Goodman
Mr Smith: Bill Wallis
Richard (as a child): Nahum Paul
Richard (as a teenager): Jade Clark
Dave: Mark McKenna
James: Steve Geller
Sebastian: George Miller
Sam: Jake Curran
Harry: Marco Williamson
Ms Gupta: Aileen Gonsalves

: Later with Jools Holland

Singer Eddi Reader , collaborators John Parish and Polly Jean Harvey , chart act Baby Bird, Irish troubadour Christy Moore , reggae star Luciano and French chanteuse Cesaria Evora join Jools Holland. Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producer
Mark Cooper


Singer: Eddi Reader
Singer: Polly Jean Harvey
Unknown: Christy Moore
Unknown: Cesaria Evora
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Lord of the Hies

Drama adapted from
William Golding 's classic novel.
As war is aboutto break out. a party of schoolboys is flown to the supposed safety of the South Pacific.
Director Peter Brook (1963, PG)
Blackandwhite Subtitled ....................
♦ See Films: pages 68-76 ****
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Ralph James Aubrey.
Unknown: Jack Tom Chapin
Unknown: Piggy Hugh Edwards
Unknown: Roger Roger Elwin.
Unknown: Simon Tom Gaman
Director: Peter Brook

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