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: A Bill of Divorcement

Comedy, the first of today's triple bill featuring legendary
Hollywood actresses. Starring
John Barrymore. Katharine Hepburn
When Hilary Fairfield escapes from an insane asylum, he discovers that his wife has divorced him and is about to remarry. Director George Cukor (1932, U)
Black and white
♦ See Rims: pages 57-72


Unknown: John Barrymore.
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Hilary Fairfield
Director: George Cukor

: Magnificent Doll

Biographical drama, the second of three films featuring legendary Hollywood actresses.
StarringGinger Rogers ,
David Niven America in the late 18th century. Dolly Payne and her mother open a boarding house in the Washington area, where
Dolly is courted by two men active in politics. Director Frank Borzage (1946)
Black and white
* See Films: pages 57-72 **


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Dolly Payne
Director: Frank Borzage

: Waterloo Bridge

Romantic drama, concluding today's triple bill featuring legendary Hollywood actresses.
Starring Vivien Leigh , Robert Taylor
A chance meeting between an army captain and a young ballet dancer on Waterloo Bridge during the First World War results in an uncertain romance.
Director MervynLeRoy (1940)
Black and white ...............................
♦ See Films: pages 57-72 ****


Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Robert Taylor

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore explains zodiacal light. Shown last Sunday on BBC1


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: War Walks

Another chance to see a series of journeys through six centuries of warfare, with military historian Richard Holmes. Arras. The invasion of Belgium and France by the Germans in May 1940.
Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Richard Holmes.

: Dunkirk

War drama, the first in today's
Saturday Matinée double bill of British warfilms, starring John Mills
Bernard Lee , Richard Attenborough
This film re-creates the 1940 evacuation of soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk by following the fortunes of some of the soldiers who were there, as well as the men who set sail from England to rescue them. Binns JOHN MILLS . Charles Foreman BERNARD LEE.
Director Leslie Norman (1958, PG)
Blackand white
♦ See Rims: pages 57-72


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Bernard Lee
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Binns John Mills
Unknown: Charles Foreman Bernard Lee.
Unknown: Holden Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Mike Robert Urquhart
Unknown: Barlow Ray Jackson
Director: Leslie Norman

: War Walks

Goodwood. The British armoured break-out from the Normandy bridgehead in 1944. Repeat Stereo Subtitled.......

: The Wooden Horse

Second World War drama, the last in a Saturday Matinee double bill of British warfilms, starring Leo Genn , David Tomlinson
The remarkable story of a wartime escape. Deciding that the tunnelling distance from the barracks to the outside is too great, the prisoners of Stalag Luft III hit upon an ingenious escape plan.
Nigel PETER BURTON , Robbie MICHAELGOODLIFFE Director Jack Lee (1950. U) Black and white ♦ See Films: pages 57-72 ***


Unknown: Leo Genn
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Peter Leo Genn
Unknown: Phil Davidtomlinson
Unknown: John Anthony
Unknown: Bennett David Greene
Unknown: Nigel Peter Burton
Unknown: Robbie Michaelgoodliffe
Director: Jack Lee

: The Saint

Detective series starring Roger Moore
Queen's 's Ransom. The Saint comes to the aid of a queen whose husband is a deposed Middle-Eastern ruler.
First shown on ITV ............................


Unknown: Roger Moore

: Travels with Pevsner

Third of a six-part series in which presenters use Professor Nikolaus Pevsner 's The Buildings of England to explore English architecture.
Dorset with Patrick Wright. Dorset is a county author Patrick Wright has known since childhood. Among places he visits are Shaftesbury's Gold Hill, the hill fort on Hambledon Hill, the Manor House and Tythe Barn at Hinton St Mary, and several sites on Portland, including the Old Higher Lighthouse.
Producer Roger Parsons : Series producer Jamie Muir BOOKLET: send a cheque for £4.99. payable to BBC Education Production, to [address removed]


Unknown: Professor Nikolaus Pevsner
Unknown: Patrick Wright.
Unknown: Patrick Wright
Producer: Roger Parsons
Producer: Jamie Muir

: News and Sport

Presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled Weather Bill Giles .............


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: The Hills Are Alive

The Sound of Music Phenomenon
A documentary about the classic family musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The Sound of Music is on BBC1 Easter Monday at 1.40pm. Repeat Subtitled ..................


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Christopher Plummer.

: The Call of the Sea

Third in a six-part series about life at sea for British sailors in the first half of this century.
Women Who Dared. Tonight's film focuses on six women who broke with convention, ignored prejudice and were able to fulfil their dream of working at sea. They remember their entry into the forbidden world of sailing ships, fishing boats and the Royal Navy.
Narrated by Tom Georgeson.
Producer Steve Humphries ; Executive producer Sam Organ Subtitled.. BBC BOOK: Call of the Sea, available from bookshops in hardback, price £16.99


Unknown: Tom Georgeson.
Producer: Steve Humphries

: Trade Secrets

Professionals share the tricks of theirtrade.........................

: Arena

Busby, Stein and Shankly - the Football Men
Sports writer
Hugh Mcllvanney presents the second in a trilogy of programmes about three great football managers; Matt Busby , Jock Stein and Bill Shankly.
Football is the Faith. Tonight's film focuses on 1945-60, the period when the three former miners were all to become managers. The trilogy concludes tomorrow at
8.50pm. See today's choices.
Director Francis Hanly
Series editor Anthony Wall


Unknown: Hugh McLlvanney
Unknown: Matt Busby
Unknown: Jock Stein
Unknown: Bill Shankly.
Director: Francis Hanly

: Heavenly Stories - an Easter Miscellany

Third of the five-part Easter series. Alan Bennett dissects the parable of The Prodigal Son and finds himself in sympathy with the unadventurous elder brother. (The next programme in the series is tomorrow at 5.45pm)


Presenter: Alan Bennett
Director/Producer: Tony Cash

: Performance Broken Glass

A television film of Arthur Miller's play.
Brooklyn: 1938.
Dr Harry Hyman is called in to treat Sylvia Gellburg who has been stricken by a mysterious paralysis in her legs.
See today's choices.
Screenplay David Thacker and David Holman Producer Fiona Finlay
Director David Thacker


Unknown: Dr Harry Hyman
Unknown: Sylvia Gellburg
Unknown: David Thacker
Unknown: David Holman
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: David Thacker
Dr Harry Hyman: Mandy Patinkin
Phillip Gellburg: Henry Goodman
Sylvia Gellburg: Margot Leicester
Margaret Hyman: Elizabeth McGovern
Harriet: Julia Swift
David: Nitzan Sharron
Flora: Sharon D Clarke
StantonCase: Ed Bishop
Myra: Gabrielle Lloyd
Kevin Sullivan: Paul Birchard
Allen Kershowitz: Frank Lazarus
Auctioneer: Bob Sherman
Billvan DerHart: Jason Shepard
Bernard: John Rogan
J O'Leary: Mark Lambert
Dr Sherman: John Sterland

: Sound on Film

Two films by composer and director teams, which combine a new piece of music with specifically conceived visuals. Hello Dolly, Goodbye Mummy An amusing, if gruesome, contemporary fairy-tale written by Nick Herrett and directed by Margaret Williams , with music by Judith Weir. Following her mother's death, Vasilissa is sent to live with herfearsome stepmother and ugly stepsisters who make her life a misery.
The Wind of Changes
An animated film directed by Phil Mulloy based on the reminiscences of the Romanian violinist and composer Alex Balanescu , and his comparisons between life in Romania and New York.
Executive producers Peter Maniura and RodneyWilson. Postponed from 1 February


Written By: Nick Herrett
Directed By: Margaret Williams
Music By: Judith Weir.
Directed By: Phil Mulloy
Unknown: Alex Balanescu
Producers: Peter Maniura

: Bebe's Kids

Film premiere. Animated musical comedy.
Robin's first date with a beautiful woman is foiled when she insists that her well-mannered son and her friend Bebe's three irrepressible children accompany them, turning their trip to an amusement park into a nightmare.
(1992, PG) ***
See Films: pages 57─72

Followed by Weatherview


Director: Bruce Smith

: Later with Jools Holland

First in a rerun of last year's series of the eclectic music show hosted by pianist Jools Holland. Tonight's guests include the Cure, Mark Morrison , and Tasmin Archer.
Director Janet Fraser Crook
Producer Mark Cooper
Repeat Stereo.....................


Pianist: Jools Holland.
Unknown: Mark Morrison
Unknown: Tasmin Archer.
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

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