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: Captains Courageous

Adventure drama starring
SpencerTracy Freddie Bartholomew
Millionaire's son Harvey Cheyne gets stranded on a humble fishing schooner. Director Victor Fleming (1937, U)
Black and white .............................
See Films: pages 57-72


Unknown: Spencertracy Freddie Bartholomew
Unknown: Harvey Cheyne
Director: Victor Fleming

: Iznogoud

Repeat Stereo ...............................

: Mighty Max

Cartoon adventure with the superhero. Repeat

: Ship to Shore

Australian comedy drama set on an island. Last in the series.

: Grange Hill

The series from 1989.
Trevorthinks Vince has special powers. Trevor JOHN DRUMMOND. Vince STEVE WEST,
Written by Barry Purchese


Unknown: Trevorthinks Vince
Unknown: Trevor John Drummond.
Unknown: Vince Steve
Unknown: Robbie John Alford.
Unknown: Ziggy George Christopher
Unknown: Mauler Joshua Fenton
Unknown: Justine Rachel Roberts
Written By: Barry Purchese

: The Wild House

Comedy drama.
Natalie has a date. Last in present series. Natalie ELLIE BEAVEN. Serena HONEYSUCKLE
Written by Jean Buchanan : Shown last Wednesday on BBC1 Stereo Subtitled ...............


Unknown: Natalie Ellie Beaven.
Unknown: Arthur Peter Kelly
Unknown: Mother Annette
Unknown: Chris Kitto James
Unknown: Tatty Andrea Berry.
Unknown: Ben Caleb Lloyd.
Unknown: Joe Dexter Koh
Written By: Jean Buchanan

: Short Change

Today, the pitfalls of modelling work and discipline in schools. With Tim Vincent. Last in present series.


Unknown: Tim Vincent.

: The Simpsons: Principal Charming

Homer plays cupid.
Shown last Monday.

: Singled Out

USdatinggame. Stereo Subtitled .

: War Walks

Mons. British troops march against the Germans in August 1914, believing that the warwill be over by Christmas.
Repeat Stereo

: Submarine X-l

The first in a double bill of maritime warfilms, starring
James Caan
Absolved of blame for a disastrous mission against a Nazi battleship, submarine commander John Bolton is still resented by survivors of his crew.
Lt Commander Bolton JAMES CAAN.
Vice-Admiral Redmayne RUPERT DAVIES , Sub-Lt Pennington NORMAN BOWLER, Lt Davies DAVID SUMNER ,
Director William Graham (1967) ..............
See Films: pages 57-72


Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: John Bolton
Unknown: Lt Commander Bolton James Caan.
Unknown: Vice-Admiral Redmayne Rupert Davies
Unknown: Lt Pennington Norman Bowler,
Unknown: Lt Davies David Sumner
Unknown: Ltgogan William Dysart
Director: William Graham

: The Battle of the River Plate

Second in a double bill of maritime warfilms, starring
John Gregson , Anthony Quayle
Ten days before the start of the Second
World War, the British Navy are forced to use all their cunning to destroy Germany's crack pocket battleship, the GrafSpee. Captain Bell JOHN GREGSON. Commodore Harwood ANTHONY QUAYLE , Captain Langsdorff PETER
FINCH, Captain Woodhouse IAN HUNTER , Captain Barry JACKGWILLIM , Captain Dove BERNARD LEE Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
(1956, U) ♦ See Films: pages 57-72


Unknown: John Gregson
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Captain Bell John Gregson.
Unknown: Harwood Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Captain Langsdorff Peter
Unknown: Captain Woodhouse Ian Hunter
Unknown: Barry Jackgwillim
Unknown: Captain Dove Bernard Lee
Directors: Michael Powell

: War Walks

The Somme. The bitter campaign of July 1916 in which 57,000 soldiers were killed or wounded on the first day alone.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled ..................

: Rugby Special

Featuring highlights from the Pilkington Cup semi-final matches in which Sale face Harlequins, and Gloucestertake on Leicester. Plus the rest of the weekend's action. Presented by John Inverdale.
EditorGerardLane Stereo ................


Presented By: John Inverdale.

: Heavenly Stories - an Easter Miscellany

The fourth in a series of five short programmes in which Alan Bennett presents a personal view of the Biblical parables. Tonight he calls upon telling poems from Philip Larkin , Stevie Smith and Walt Whitman as the parable of The LostSheep comes to the fore.
Concludes tomorrow at8.20pm.


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Walt Whitman

: The Natural World

People of the Sea
A special film from The Natural World celebrating the incredible natural riches of Newfoundland in Canada on the 500th anniversary of its discovery. Each summer humpback whales, huge colonies of seabirds, herds of seals and dense shoals of cod migrated there, but humans harvested this natural bounty almost to the point of extinction. Now, thanks to strong efforts at conservation, the wildlife is returning. Narrated by Shane Mahoney. Last in present series. Producer Patrick Morris ; Series editor
Neil Nightingale Stereo Subtitled.


Unknown: Shane Mahoney.
Producer: Patrick Morris

: Star Trek: Voyager

Persistence of Vision. As the crew of Voyager prepare for a first encounter with the Bothans,
Captain Janeway appears to be suffering from overwork.
Star Trek: the Next Generation is on Wednesday at 6pm


Captain Kathryn Janeway: Kate Mulgrew
Chakotay: Robert Beltran
B'Elanna Torres: Roxann Biggs-Dawson
Kes: Jennifer Lien
Lt Tom Paris: Robert Duncan McNeill
The Doctor: Robert Picardo
Neelix: Ethan Phillips
Tuvok: Tim Russ
Harry Kim: Garret Twang
Lord Burleigh: Michael Cumpsty
MrsTempleton: Carolyn Seymour

: Seven Wonders of the World

Seven scientists choose their personal seven wonders of the world. Arthur C Clarke , author of 2001: a Space Odyssey, creator of the fictional supercomputer HAL and the godfather of the telecommunications satellite, has had an extraordinary influence on the 20th-century imagination. Now nearly 80 years of age and living in Sri Lanka, his wonders include the Saturn V rocket which took the first men to the moon, the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya and the giant squid. Introduced by Sue Lawley . The series continues Wednesday at 7pm. Producer Christopher Sykes
Executive producer Dana Purvis


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Introduced By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Christopher Sykes
Producer: Dana Purvis

: The Simpsons: Some Enchanted Evening

Homer decides to take Marge out for a special evening, but the babysitter he hires proves to be disastrous.
Another episode is tomorrow at 6pm.
Shown last Friday.

: Arena: Busby, Stein and Shankly - the Football Men: The Price of Glory

Concluding the three-part series presented by sports writer Hugh Mcllvanney about three great football managers; Matt Busby, Jock Stein and Bill Shankly. This film charts the incredible success that these three men brought to their clubs during the sixties and seventies, and examines their later years. See today's choices.


Presenter: Hugh McIlvanney

: Born on the Fourth of July

Drama starring
Tom Cruise
Fired with enthusiasm, young Ron Kovic volunteers for the Vietnam War only to be wounded in battle. Paralysed from the chest down, he returns to an America vastly different from the one he left and attempts to heal the mental and physical wounds he has sustained. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Oliver Stone (1989.18)
♦ See Films: pp 57─72 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆


Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Ron Kovic
Director: Oliver Stone
Ron Kovic: Tom Cruise
Donna: Kyra Sedgwick
Mr Kovic: Raymond J Barry
Mrs Kovic: Caroline Kava
Charlie: Willem Dafoe
Tommy Kovic: Josh Evans
Jimmy Kovic: Jamie Talisman
Recruiting sergeant: Tom Berenger
Marine major: John Getz
Billy Vorsovich: Stephen Baldwin
News reporter: Oliver Stone

: Gun Crazy

Crime drama starring
John Dall
After a spell in reform school, gun-obsessed Bart Tare returns home. At a carnival he meets
Annie Laurie , a trickshot artist. Their mutual passion seems a marriage made in heaven, but they soon turn to violent crime.
Director Joseph H Lewis (1949)
Black and white
♦ See Films: pages 57-72 ****
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Unknown: John Dall
Unknown: Annie Laurie
Director: Joseph H Lewis
Bart Tare: John Dall
Annie Laurie Starr: Peggy Cummins
Packett: Berry Kroeger
Ruby Tare: Annabel Shaw
Clyde Boston: Harry Lewis
Judge Willoughby: Morris Carnovsky

: The Learning Zone

Language Season
2.00 French Experience 1, 1-4; French Experience 2: Bon Mot The Speaking Clock Languages
4.00 Learning Languages Business and Work
5.00 The Small Business
Programme; 20 Steps to Better Management-the Drama Open University
6.00 A School for Our Times?
Repeat 7653238 6.25 Managing Change Repeat
6.50-7.15amChildren First Repeat

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