Bilko turns a covert army trip to Yucca Flats, Nevada, into an excuse to visit Las Vegas's gaming tables.
(Black and white) (Repeat)
Robert Cummings , Ronald Reagan
Parris Mitchell and Drake McHugh grow up together in the small American town of Kings Row. Parris, studying medicine with Dr Tower, falls in love with his daughter Cassandra, while Drake is attracted to
Randy Monaghan , a beautiful girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Director Sam Wood (1942)
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Sahera Chohan presents the quiz show thattests three teams' knowledge of Asian culture, history and lifestyle.
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Asian arts magazine. Bollywood producer Subhash Ghai joins Mo Dutta in the studio.
The second often programmes on Asian art and culture looks at the celebrations for India's 50th anniversary of independence. Stereo ...............
Movies under review are The Game, Hercules and Father's Day.
Shown last Monday. BBC1 Stereo
Classic swashbuckler, the first in a Saturday MatinÃ©e double bill of films starring Errol Flynn.
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe, alias "The Sea Hawk", is the toast of Elizabethan England and the scourge of the Spanish Main. But while Thorpe continues to plunder King Philip's fleet, the Spaniards set a trap intended to end his fearless exploits for ever.
Dodge City follows.
(1940, U) (Black and White)
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Captain Geoffrey Thorpe:
Don Jose Alvarez de Cordoba:
Dona Maria Alvarez de Cordoba:
Sir John Burleson:
Queen Elizabeth I:
Western, the second in today's
Saturday Matinee double bill starring Errol Flynn
Tough cowboy Wade Hatton takes on the job of bringing law and order to Dodge City. But he has to contend with villainous cattle rustlers, a stampede and the hostility of a bereaved woman. Director Michael Curtiz (1939. PG)
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The Power Artist. TheSaintfinds himself framed for murder.
First shown on ITV
Memories from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's hits, Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1
The first in a series in which six people, who have devoted their lives to animal conservation, present video diaries of endangered mammals. Each diary will subsequently be featured in Sunday evening's
The Animal Zone, buttonight's programme introduces the mammals - killer whales,
Ethiopian wolves, black rhinos, brown bears, orang-utans and Scottish otters. Narrated by Sean Barrett.
Producer Paul Appleby
Once known as the White
Plague, tuberculosis has re-emerged after 50 years as the world's most lethal infectious disease. In this special programme, Emily Buchanan gains exclusive access to a prison colony in Siberia where doctors are strugglingto combat the disease, while in America, drug-resistant strains mean only radical surgery can save lives.
Editor Fiona Murch
With Moira Stuart Subtitled
Weather Helen Young
On the Road to Desolation
Andrew O'Hagan looks at a critical point in the life of Beat
Generation-writer Jack Kerouac.
In 1956 he spent spent 63 soul-searching days as a fire-watcher on Washington state's Desolation Peak. After this stint he was neverthe same creative force again.
Director David Stewart ; Series editor
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The Observer journalist
Miranda Sawyer reviews the week's press coverage of the Conservative Party conference. Producer John Moulson ; Director
The Persuaders. The programme looks at three famous propaganda photographs. In the Soviet
Union, Alexander Rodchenko recorded the engineering triumph of the White Sea Canal, but edited out the human cost.
In Nazi Germany,
Heinrich Hoffmann made his fortune as Hitler's favourite photographer. In California, Dorothea Lange posed a migrant motherwith her children to create one of the most enduring images of America in the Depression. Director Clare Beavan ; Producer
In the second of four programmes, the spotlight is turned on June
Whitfield. Her remarkable transformation from fiancee to wife to grandmother is documented overfive decades of British comedy classics. The programme features clips from The Glums. Hancock and Absolutely Fabulous. See today's choices.
Producer GabrielleOsrin; Editor
An edition of the classic comedy. Starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield. Terry's quest for the" perfect body" causes June to take drastic action of her own.
Written by John Kane ; Director/Producer
Robin Nash Repeat Subtitled ..
In the last programme of the series, biographer
Olivier Todd , Camus's son and daughter, and many of his lovers, friends and associates collaborate forthe first time to tell the story of the elusive writer. The series returns next spring. See today's choices. Director James Kent
Producer Pascale Lamche
The Devil You Know. Clive Barker
asks what made The
Exorcist one of the scariest horror movies ever. He also looks at the work of New England writer Shirley Jackson (the film The Haunting, based on one of her novels, follows at 12.10am), a sculptorwho captured the face of madness, and the hyping of horror B movies.
Directors Mike Ibeji. Celia Lowenstein and Kerry Richardson ; Series producer
DevVarma Stereo Subtitled ..
Julie Harris , Claire Bloom
The infamous Hill House attracts a group of investigators determined to uncover the terrifying truth about the place. But as soon as they arrive, strange things startto happen. Showing in widescreen format
Director Robert Wise (1963, 12)
Black and white
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