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: The Saint's Vacation

Crime adventure, continuing a season of films featuring
Leslie Charteris 's famous sleuth.
Starring Hugh Sinclair
Simon Templar is on the trail of a music box which contains a valuable secret.
Director Leslie Fenton (1941) Blackandwhite * See Films: pages 69-76 **


Unknown: Leslie Charteris
Unknown: Hugh Sinclair
Unknown: Simon Templar
Director: Leslie Fenton

: Open University

8.20 Questions of Sovereignty 8931011 9.10 Building by Numbers
1989276 9.35 Hubbard Brook


Unknown: Hubbard Brook

: Chanakya

Epic saga set in ancient India. Chandra Gupta escapes the arson attack.

: Network East

Live Asian arts and entertainment magazine, including reviews of the latest Bollywood releases. With Mo Dutta and Rajesh Mirchandani. Stereo ........... PHONE-IN NUMBER: [number removed]


Unknown: Mo Dutta

: Q Asia

Teams from Bristol in Avon, Guildford in Surrey and Blackburn in Lancashire compete in the quiz show that tests contestants' knowledge of Asian culture.
Hosted bySahera Chohan. Stereo. TEAMS: to take part, send an SAEto: [address removed]

: Film 96 with Bany Norman

Films under review include Beautiful Girls, The Van and Le Bonheur.
Shown last Monday on BBCl Stereo

: Follow the Fleet

Musical, continuing the season of films starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Song-and-dance man 'Bake' Baker joins the navy when his girlfriend Sherry leaves him, but their romance is rekindled when the fleet docks in San Francisco.
(1936, U) Black and white Subtitled
See Films: pages 69-76


'Bake' Baker: Fred Astaire
Sherry Martin: Ginger Rogers
Bilge Smith: Randolph Scott
Connie Martin: Harriet Nelson
Kitty Collins: Lucille Ball.
Showgirl: Betty Grable
Director: Mark Sandrich

: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Classic fantasy, the first of today's Saturday Matinee double bill of science-fiction films. Starring
Grant Williams , Randy Stuart
Scott Carey and his wife Louise are holidaying on a boat when he is momentarily enveloped in a strange mist. Soon after, Carey begins to shrink. Scott Carey
Director Jack Arnold (1957)
Blackandwhite * See Films: pages 69-76 *****


Unknown: Grant Williams
Unknown: Randy Stuart
Unknown: Scott Carey
Unknown: Grant Williams
Unknown: Louise Carey Randy
Unknown: Paul Langton
Director: Jack Arnold

: When Worlds Collide

The second of today s Saturday
Matinée science-fiction Turns, starring Richard Derr , Barbara Rush
The world is doomed, hurtnngtowaras a headlong collision with the planet Bellus.
Mankind's only hope is to land a colonising group on the planet Zyra.
David Randall RICHARD DERR. Joyce Henaron BARBARA RUSH, DrCole Hendron LARRY KEATING , DrTony Drake PETER . HANSON SydneyStanton JOHN HOYT
Director Rudolph Mate (1951. U) * See Films: pages 69-76


Unknown: Richard Derr
Unknown: Barbara Rush
Unknown: Richard Derr.
Unknown: Joyce Henaron Barbara
Unknown: Drcole Hendron Larry Keating
Unknown: Peter . Hanson
Unknown: Stanton John Hoyt
Director: Rudolph Mate


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 BBC1

: Snooker

Further live coverage of the second semi-final in the UK championship from the Guild Hall, Preston. The two players who have survived to this point are competing for the best of 17 frames.
Introduced by David Vine. Commentary by Clive Everton, Ray Edmonds ,
John Spencer , John Virgo and Dennis Taylor. Directors Mike Ward. David Wood : Editors
GaryFranses.RupertRumney Stereo ........


Introduced By: David Vine.
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Dennis Taylor.
Directors: Mike Ward.
Directors: David Wood

: Stone of Destiny

To mark the return of Scotland's most potent symbol, the Stone of Scone, writer Andrew O'Hagan examines the myths and historical debate that surround the controversial piece of sandstone. Until it was transported to
Scotland two weeks ago, the stone was housed in Westminster Abbey, where it had rested since being stolen by Edward I in the 13th century and had been used in the crowning of monarchs. O'Hagan looks beyond the political debate and reveals the history of another, black marble, stone that many claim is the real Stone of Destiny.
Director Eleanor Yule : Series producer May Miller


Unknown: Andrew O'Hagan
Director: Eleanor Yule

: News and Sport

Presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Presented By: Moira Stuart.

: Assignment: The Russian Disease

In Russia there is growing alarm over the state of the nation's health. Since the collapse of communism, the average male life expectancy has fallen by six years. Of particular concern is the health of the young - the death rate among children is three times higher than in Britain. Perplexed Russian officials blame environmental problems but, as Julian Pettifer discovers, there may be another cause.


Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Colin Luke
Editor: Keith Bowers

: What the Papers Say

Paul Foot of Private Eye peruses the week's national newspapers.
Director Eric Harrison : Producer Brian Blake


Unknown: Paul Foot
Director: Eric Harrison
Producer: Brian Blake

: Snooker

Continuingthe live coverage of the UK championship from the Guild Hall, Preston, as the second semi-final reaches its closing frames.

: Have I Got News for You

A satirical slant on the week's headlines in the regular news quiz.
Shownyesterday Stereo

: TX: Two Melons and a Stinking Fish

Provocative arts documentary strand.
Sarah Lucas is one of a generation of young British artists currently feted by the art world. This intimate portrait examines both the artist and her work, which is concerned with questions of identity and sexuality and is often shamelessly vulgar. Her best-known creation is composed of two fried eggs and a doner kebab on a table, while another entitled Bitch uses two melons and a dried fish. Friends and colleagues who appear include artists Angus Fairhurst, Gary Hume and Damien Hirst. Hanging Around, directed by Damien Hirst , is at 11.50pm.
Director Vanessa Eagle: Series editor John Wyver


Unknown: Sarah Lucas
Artists: Angus Fairhurst
Artists: Gary Hume
Artists: Damien Hirst.
Directed By: Damien Hirst
Editor: John Wyver

: Crucial Tales

The second of four dramas from black and Asian film-makers.
Mai is a late-night pirate radio disc jockey, Dush is a boy from the street and Bob Finch is a detective constable with somethingto hide. As the night's drama unfolds, all three are broughttogether on a collision course.
Written and directed by Avril E Russell ; Producer
ColinLudlow Stereo


Unknown: Bob Finch
Directed By: Avril E Russell
Mai: Loretta Parnell
Tarzan: Cheshire Cat
Tony: Burt Caesar
DJ MikeyTone: Derek Elroy
PC Benson: William Lawrance
DS Otis: Elaine Donnelly
Action: Thomas Goodridge
Dush: Ricci Harnett
DC Finch: Nick Reding
Lisa: Sheila Whitfield
WPC McAllister: Faith Flint
Rachel: Susan Warren
Tino: Cliff Parisi

: Later with Jools Holland

Amongthis week's guests on the eclectic music show are Electronic, the band formed by Bernard Sumner of New Order and Johnny Marr of the Smiths; Seattle's grunge outfit Screaming
Trees; and hillbilly-style band BR5-49 Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Bernard Sumner
Unknown: Johnny Marr
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Hanging Around

Dark comedy written and directed by Turner Prize-winning artist Damien Hirst.
Starring Keith Allen, Eddie Izzard.
Marcus is a shadowy figure with a curious ability to bring death and violence to everyone he meets....


Artist: Damien Hirst.
Actor: Keith Allen
Actor: Eddie Izzard

: Snooker

Highlights from today's second semi-final in the UKchampionship.

: One Single Night

Drama, continuing the series of Swedish films featuring
Ingrid Bergman.
A colonel tries to turn his illegitimate son into a nobleman and afitting husband for his ward, Eva. In Swedish with English subtitles. Eva Beckman
INGRID BERGMAN. ValdemarMoreaux
Colonel MagnusvonBredeOLOFSANDBORG
Director GustafMolander (1939)
Black and white ....................................
Walpurgis Night continues the Ingrid Bergman season on Friday at 1.15am
+ See Films: pages 69-76 ***
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman.
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman.
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman

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