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: In Name Only

Drama, the first of two films starring Carole Lombard
Also starring Cary Grant
Alec Walker falls in love with another woman and decides to end his unhappy marriage, but his wife refuses to release him. Director John Cromwell (1939)
Blackandwhite ...............................
Cary Grant stars in Soldier of Fortune at 2.40pm
+ See Films: pages 70-82 ***


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Alec Walker
Director: John Cromwell
Unknown: Cary Grant

: Vigil in the Night

Medical drama, concluding a double bill starring Carole Lombard
Also starring Anne Shirley
A dedicated nurse takes the blame torthe negligence of her sister.
Director George Stevens (1940)
Blackandwhite ............................. Carole Lombard stars in Nothing Sacred at 1.30pm * See Films: pages 70-82 ***


Unknown: Anne Shirley
Director: George Stevens
Unknown: Carole Lombard

: The Sky at Night

Instruments of Change. Patrick Moore explains methods that are revolutionising astronomy. Shown lastSundayonBBCl


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Q Asia

Asia-orientated quiz show, presented by SaheraChohan. Stereo .................. TO TAKE PART: please send an sae to [address removed]

: Network East

Asian arts magazine, with Mo Dutta and AmandaHussain.


Unknown: Mo Dutta

: 50 Years On-lndependence

Highlights from a pop concert marking 50 years of Indian and Pakistani independence. Presented by Nisha Pillai.


Presented By: Nisha Pillai.

: The Complete Guide to Life in the 20th Century

Advice on how to get ajob.

: Talent 2000

Classroom performances bytalented teenagers.

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko and the Medium

Bilko stages a seance for Sgt Ritzik.
(Black and white) (Repeat)

: Film 97 with Barry Norman

Movies reviewed include LA Confidential.
(Shown last Monday, BBC1) (Stereo)


Presenter: Barry Norman

: The Great Romances of the 20th Century

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. A look at the doomed marriage of the Hollywood heart-throb and the comic actress..


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Carole Lombard.

: Nothing Sacred

Satirical comedy, thefirstfilm in a Saturday Matinee double bill, starring Carole Lombard , Frednc March
Relegated to writing obituaries, news-hungry reporter Wally Cook hears about a young woman who has a fatal disease.
Director William Wellman (1937, U) * See Rims: pages 70-82 * * *


Unknown: Carole Lombard
Reporter: Wally Cook
Director: William Wellman

: Soldier of Fortune

Romantic adventure, concluding this afternoon's Saturday Matinee double bill, starring Clark Gable
Susan Hayward
A tough mercenary is contacted by a woman tryingto locate her vanished husband in China. Showing in widescreen format.
DirectorEdwardDmytiyk(1955) Subtitled. * See Rims: pages 70-82 ***


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Susan Hayward

: The Saint

The Death Game. Acultkillinggame turns into real-life peril. With Roger Moore. First shown on ITV


Unknown: Roger Moore.

: TOTP 2

Memories from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's hits, Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1

: Postcards from the Country

The Cornish Coast - beside the Sea. Many species that once dwelt on the coast of Cornwall have become extinct. Coastline inhabitants recall the times when they made a living from the animals that have disappeared. Narrated by Richard Mabey.
Producers David W Rolfe and Mike Birkhead Repeat Stereo Subtitled .......


Unknown: Richard Mabey.
Producers: David W Rolfe
Producers: Mike Birkhead

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles ...........


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Correspondent: Getting A way with Murder

Five years after apartheid was officially renounced, South Africa is still haunted by the spectre of its past. President Mandela's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up in to expose the former regime's murkier secrets. Michael Ignatieff talks to those involved in the struggle for justice.


Reporter: Michael Ignatieff
Producer: Giselle Portenier
Editor: Fiona Murch

: The Works

Trouble in Paradise. Artist Carl
Larsson and his wife Karin lived in a cottage which they transformed into Sweden's most influential home. Their distinctive style of interior design became hugely popular and was a source of inspiration for furniture giant IKEA. This programme, coinciding with an exhibition of Carl Larsson 's paintings at London's Victoria and Albert Museum , examines the couple's often uneasy domestic life. Director Jenny Dames ;
Serieseditor Michael Poole Stereo Subtitled 17 WEB SITE: www.works@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Carl Larsson
Unknown: Albert Museum
Director: Jenny Dames
Director: Serieseditor Michael Poole

: What the Papers Say

With Kevin Maguire of The Mirror. DirectorVernon Antcliffe; Producer
JohnMoulson Stereo .............


Unknown: Kevin Maguire

: Decisive Moments: the Photographs that Made History

Only in the Light of the Day. The sixties proved a turning point in the history of photography, as pictures of great power documented dissent around the world. See today's choices. Director Ella Bahaire ; Series producer
TimKirby Stereo Subtitled ...... ♦ Pictures that changed the world: page 24


Director: Ella Bahaire

: Abigail's Party Night

A theme night centring around
Mike Leigh 's classic first televised 20 years ago this month. See today's choices.
Director Neil Dougan ; Executive producer Matthew Cole
Stereo 9.00 Party Menu Setting the scene forthe evening.
Followed by Funny Women Alison Steadman
A portrait of the acclaimed film and television actress Alison
Steadman, whose performance as obnoxious hostess Beverly in Abigail's 's Party shot her into the limelight. Last in the series. Producer Louis Heaton ; Editor
GaynorVaughan Jones Stereo....... + Alison Steadman : People, page 12
9.30 Abigail's Party Mike Leigh 's comedy of social pretension. Abigail's mother Sue is invited to take refuge from her daughter's teenage party by a neighbouring couple, Beverly and Laurence. Another couple, Angela and Tony, have also been invited, and as Beverly plies her guests with alcohol, marital tensions begin to ruin the evening.
Producer Margaret Matheson
Repeat Stereo
Followed by Party Nibbles
Jonathan Meades , Oz Clarke , Lowri Turner and Peter York revisit the world of Abigail's Party.
11.15-11.35 Demis Forever and Ever Demis Roussos's music is adored by Beverly i Abigail's 's
Party. DJ Bob Harris presents this celebration of the Greek singer. Director/Producer Mark Tinkler
Followed by Party Nibbles
Afinal date with the revellers.
Videoplus code for
9.00-11.35 (not PDC)


Unknown: Mike Leigh
Director: Neil Dougan
Producer: Matthew Cole
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Producer: Louis Heaton
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Mike Leigh
Producer: Margaret Matheson
Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Lowri Turner
Unknown: Peter York
Unknown: Bob Harris
Producer: Mark Tinkler
Beverly: Alison Steadman
Sue: Harriet Reynolds
Laurence: Tim Stern
Angela: Janine Duvitski
Tony: John Salthouse

: Later with Jools Holland

The eclectic music show returns for six new programmes. The guest list features guitar-rock band the Verve performing with a string section, Midlands reggae perennials UB40, acclaimed drum'n'bass outfit Roni Size and Reprazent, Rickie Lee Jones and Jewel. See today's choices. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer
Mark Cooper Stereo
Music: page 56


Unknown: Roni Size
Unknown: Rickie Lee Jones
Director: Janet Frasercrook

: La Cage aux Folles

Comedy starring Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault
For 20 years, Renato and "Zaza" have lived happily together above their drag revue club. Then Renato's son Laurent announces that he is going to marry a girl. In French with English subtitles. Showing in widescreen format. (1978,15)
See Films: pages 70-82

Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Ugo Tognazzi
Unknown: Michel Serrault
Director: Edouard Molinaro

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