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: The Saint in Palm Springs

Crime adventure, continuing a season of films featuring
Leslie Charteris 's famous sleuth.
Starring George Sanders
Simon Templar is dispatched to south California, where his task is to foil a desperate gang ofthieves.
Director Jack Hively (1941) Black and white . ♦ See Films: pages 61-68 ***


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

: Open University

8.20 Palazzo Venezia , Rome
7176552 8.45 The Chemistry of Power
6107484 9.10 Persisting Dreams


Unknown: Palazzo Venezia

: Chanakya

Epic saga set in ancient India. Vishnu Gupta investigates the arson attack,

: Network East

Live Asian arts and entertainment magazine. Presented by Mo Dutta and Rajesh Mirchandani. PHONE-IN NUMBER: [number removed]


Presented By: Mo Dutta
Presented By: Rajesh Mirchandani.

: Q Asia

Sahera Chohan tests teams from Bradford, Leicester and Harrow in London on their knowledge of Asian culture. TEAMS: to take part. send an SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: Sahera Chohan

: Film 96 with Barry Norman

Barry Norman gives his views on the films Jingle All the Way, Home for the Holidays, and The Long Kiss Goodnight.
Shown lastMondayonBBCl Stereo


Unknown: Barry Norman

: Carefree

Comedy musical, continuing the season of films starring
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Lawyer Stephen Arden is worried because his fiancee Amanda Cooper keeps postponing their wedding day, so he asks for help from a psychiatrist friend. Tony Ragg FRED ASTAIRE. Amanda Cooper GINGER ROGERS . Stephen Arden
Director Mark Sandrich (1938. U)
Black and white
* See Films: pages 61-68 **


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Stephen Arden
Unknown: Amanda Cooper
Unknown: Fred Astaire.
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Ralph Bellamy.
Unknown: Cora Luellagear
Director: Mark Sandrich

: Hostile Witness

Courtroom drama, the first of today's Saturday Matinée double bill starring Ray Milland
Also starring Sylvia Syms
When his daughter is killed by a hit-and-run driver, barrister Simon Crawford swears vengeance on the man responsible. Instead, he finds himself accused of murder. Simon Crawford
QC RAY MILLAND , Sheila Larkin SYLVIA SYMS . Mr Justice Osborne FELIX AYLMER. John Naylor RAYMOND HUNTLEY , Major Hugh Maitl and GEOFFREY LUMSDEN. Charles Milburn NORMAN BARRS
Director Ray Milland (1968) ♦ See Films: pages 61-68 **


Unknown: Ray Milland
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Simon Crawford
Unknown: Qc Ray Milland
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Felix Aylmer.
Unknown: John Naylor
Unknown: Raymond Huntley
Unknown: Major Hugh Maitl
Unknown: Geoffrey Lumsden.
Unknown: Norman Barrs

: Bugles in the Afternoon

Civil War western, the second of today's Saturday Matinee films starring Ray Milland

Stripped of his rank, Kern Shatter quits the Seventh Cavalry and re-enlists at a remote outpost in Sioux territory.
See Films: pages 61-68 **


Director: Roy Rowland
Kern Shatter: Ray Milland
Josephine Russell: Helena Carter
Captain Edward Garnett: Hugh Marlowe
Private Donovan: Forrest Tucker
Captain Myles Moylan: Barton MacLane
Lt Smith: George Reeves


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

: Amelia Earhart: the Final Flight

Biographical drama starring Diane Keaton, Bruce Dern

On 2 July 1937, radio contact was lost between Amelia Earhart. flying somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, and her ground control. The pioneering pilot and her navigator Fred Noonan were never seen again.
(1994, PG) (Stereo)
See Films: pages 61-68 ***


Director: Yves Simoneau
Amelia Earhart: Diane Keaton
George Putnam: Bruce Dern
Fred Noonan: Rutger Hauer
Paul Mantz: Paul Guilfoyle
Joseph Laughlin: Denis Arndt
Harry Manning: David Carpenter

: News and Sport

Presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Assignment

Islam Year Zero
David Loyn reports from a training school forthe Taliban - the Islamic student army - in northern Pakistan, and travels with a group of fighters to the frontline in Afghanistan. See today's choices. Producer Farah Durrani ; Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: David Loyn
Producer: Farah Durrani
Editor: Keith Bowers

: What the Papers Say

Dorothy Grace-Elder of The Express peruses the week's national newspapers. Director Eric Harrison : Producer Brian Blake


Unknown: Dorothy Grace-Elder
Director: Eric Harrison
Producer: Brian Blake

: Women of Country

As a prelude to a country music night on BBC2 next month, this documentary examines the enduring influence that women have had on country music over the last century. Featuring interviews and performances from Tammy Wynette, Wynonna Judd, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Emmylou Harris.
Director Bud Schaetzle; Producers Martin Fischer and Douglas C Forbes
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Unknown: Tammy Wynette
Unknown: Dolly Parton
Unknown: Loretta Lynn
Unknown: Emmylou Harris.
Director: Bud Schaetzle
Producers: Martin Fischer

: Have I Got News for You

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

: TX

Je Suis a Stand-Up: Eddie Izzard Abroad
Tonight's documentary in the provocative arts strand follows comedian Eddie Izzard on his recent world tour, starting in his teenage home town of Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex and ending in New York.
See today's choices.
Director Paul Tickell
Series editor John Wyver


Unknown: Je Suis
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Director: Paul Tickell
Editor: John Wyver

: Crucial Tales

A psychological thriller, the third of four dramas from black and Asian film-makers.
Spiders and Flies
When Lena meets Robert, she believes that she has found the perfect partner. But when she encounters Lillian, one of Robert's old friends from college, she soon discovers that Robert has a very particulartaste in women.
Written by Brian Walters
Producer Colin Ludlow : Director Danny Thompson


Written By: Brian Walters
Producer: Colin Ludlow
Director: Danny Thompson
Lena: Ginny Holder
Robert: Steve Toussaint
Lillian: Jenny Jules
Benton: Idris Elba
David: Richard D Sharp

: Later with Jools Holland

Among the guests on the eclectic music show are pop star Sting, performing numbers from his latest album Mercury Falling, ex-Massive Attack artist Tricky, with songs from his album
Pre-Millennium Tension, and American singer Lionel Richie.
Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producer Mark Cooper


Singer: Lionel Richie.
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Cadillac Man

Comedy drama starring Robin Williams, Tim Robbins

Joey O'Brien - legend, lover, auto-salesman - lives a high-rolling life. But in the space of a single weekend, things begin to fall apart. Then a gun-toting young man, crazed with jealousy, leads Joey to discover previously unsuspected reserves of heroism.
(1990, 15)
See Films: pages 61-68 ***


Director: Roger Donaldson
Joey O'Brien: Robin Williams
Larry: Tim Robbins
Tina O'Brien: Pamela Reed
Joy Munchack: Fran Drescher
Harry Munchack: Zack Norman
Donna: Annabella Sciorra
Lila: Lori Petty
Little Jack Turgeon: Paul Guilfoyle
Big Jack Turgeon: Bill Nelson
Benny: Eddie Jones
Ma: Mimi Cecchini
Lisa: Tristine Skyler
Molly: Judith Hoag
Captain Mason: Anthony Powers
Tony Dipino: Paul Herman
Henry: Paull Qlee

: June Night

Drama, continuing a series of Swedish films featuring
Ingrid Bergman.
A shooting incident forces Kerstin to move to Stockholm, where she adopts a new identity. But her past soon catches up with her, threatening her hope of happiness with a new man.
In Swedish with English subtitles.
Director Per Lindberg (1940)
Black and white The next film in the Ingrid Bergman season is Dollar. tomorrow at 12.40am
* See Films: pages 61-68
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Unknown: Ingrid Bergman.
Director: Per Lindberg
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Kerstin Nordback/Sara Nordana: Ingrid Bergman
Asa: Marianne Lofgren
Jane Jacobs: Ull -Tolliezellman
Nickan: Marianne Aminoff
Stefan von Bremen: Olof Widgren
NilsAsklund: Gunnars Joberg
Professor Tillberg: Gabriel Alw
Count: Olof Winnerstrand

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