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: Desert Mice

' Rrst in a double bill of British wartime comedies. Starring
" Alfred Marks, Sid James
Aconcert party touring North Africa during the Second World War becomes involved in a series of adventures.
Director Michael Relph (1959)
Black and white
♦ See Films: pages 64-72


Unknown: Sid James
Director: Michael Relph

: The Square Peg

' Comedy, concluding a double bill of wartime comedies. Starring
Norman Wisdom , Honor Blackman
Drafted into the army, Norman Pitkin proves a menace to friend and foe alike.
Director John Paddy Carstairs (1958, U)
Black and white
* See Films: pages 64-72 **


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Norman Pitkin
Director: John Paddy Carstairs

: 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. Stereo ...........


Unknown: Mo Dutta

: 50 Years On-Independence

A look at the success of the Pakistani pop band Vital Signs.

: The History Man

A short history of Edward Seymour 's
Tudor mansion at Berry Pomeroy Castle in Devon. Repeat Stereo ................


Unknown: Edward Seymour

: Film 97 with Bany Nonnan

Reviews of Face/Off, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Edge, and Copland. Shown last Monday on BBCl
Followed by Shark Bites More memories of Jaws, showing at9pm.

: The Great Romances of the 20th Century

Ava Gardner and Howard Hughes. The love affair between the reclusive multi-millionaire and the film actress. Ava Gardnerstarsin My Forbidden Past,
Whichfollows. Stereo .................


Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Howard Hughes.
Unknown: Ava Gardnerstarsin

: My Forbidden Past

A Saturday Matinée double bill of films directed by Robert Stevenson starts with a drama starring
Robert Mitchum , Ava Gardner A woman who inherits a fortune devises a plan to get her true love back.
(1951) Black and white..... ♦ See Films: pages 64-72 **


Directed By: Robert Stevenson
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Dr Mark Lucas: Robert Mitchum
Barbara Beaurevel: Ava Gardner
Paul Beaurevel: Melvyn Douglas
Aunt Eula: Lucile Watson
Corinne: Janis Carter

: Blackbeard's Ghost

Disney comedy concluding the T Robert Stevenson double bill.
Starring Peter Ustinov
A pirate's spirit is doomed to walk the Earth until he performs a good act.
(1968. U) Subtitled..... * See Films: pages 64-72 ***


Unknown: Robert Stevenson
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Captain Blackbeard: Peter Ustinov
Steve Walker: Dean Jones
Jo Anne Baker: Suzanne Pleshette
Emily Stowecroft: Elsa Lanchester
Silky Seymour: Joby Baker

: The Saint

The Best Laid Schemes. Simon Templar has a disturbing experience when a dead man apparently comes back to life.
First shown on ITV


Unknown: Simon Templar


Memories from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's hits. stereo. Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1
Followed by Shark Bites

: Postcards from the Country

The Tweed Valley- a River's
Tale. The Tweed is probably the world's most well-known salmon river, yet it runs its course through the Borders, one of the most secret parts of Britain. Narrated by Richard Mabey.
Producers Mike Birkhead. David W Rolfe
Repeat Stereo Subtitled.....


Unknown: Richard Mabey.
Producers: Mike Birkhead.

: Correspondent

El Nino - Global Nemesis
Twice the size of the US, a pool of warm water forming off Peru called El Nino ("the Christ
Child") has been responsible for disasters across five continents.
New research has made a causal connection between El
Nino and carbon dioxide, and scientists say rising levels of "greenhouse" gases may lead to more instances ofthe destructive phenomenon. Producer Jeremy Bristow ; Editor
Fiona Murch


Unknown: El Nino
Unknown: El Nino
Producer: Jeremy Bristow
Editor: Fiona Murch

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather David Lee


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: David Lee

: Decisive Moments: the Photographs That Made History

A Rough Road
Following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, members of the so-called
"royal rat-pack of photographers discuss their uncompromising methods and the low public standing of their profession.
Last of the series, although an end-of-the-year review is planned. See today's choices. Director Elaine Shepherd ; Series producer TimKirby Stereo Subtitled ....


Director: Elaine Shepherd

: What the Papers Say

Guardian sports journalistJim White leaves the studio to become a roving presenter. Director Vernon Antcliffe ; Producer
John Moulson


Director: Vernon Antcliffe
Producer: John Moulson

: In the Teeth of Jaws

Within weeks of its release, Jaws hadbecomeone of the most successful movies of all time. Director Steven Spielberg
, co-star
Richard Dreyfuss and others recall the frustration and frayed tempers that, against the odds, resulted in an Oscar-winning blockbuster. The film follows immediately. Producer Nick Freand Jones


Director: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Jaws

Steven Spielberg 's triple
Oscar-winning thriller, r starring Roy Scheider
Robert Shaw , Richard Dreyfuss Amity is a small coastal town waiting for its summertourists when death strikes in the form of a great white shark. Only police chief Brody seems concerned. Can he stop the menace before it strikes again? Showing in widescreen format.
(1975. PG) ♦ See Films: pp 64-72 ***** ♦ Just when you thought you knew everythingabout ... Jaws: p62


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Roy Scheider
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Chief Martin Brody: Roy Scheider
Quint: Robert Shaw
Matt Hooper: Richard Dreyfuss
Ellen Brody: Lorraine Gary
Mayor Larry Vaughn: Murray Hamilton
Meadows: Carl Gottlieb
Deputy Hendricks: Jeffrey C Kramer
Chrissie Watkins: Susan Backlinie
Cassidy: Jonathan Filley

: Fear of a Calm Blue Sea

The human fear of monsters from the ocean depths dates back to the Bible story of Jonah and the whale and has been reflected in films such as Jaws.
Sci-fi visionary Arthur C Clarke and special-effects expert Ray Harryhausen talk about these deep-seated fears while underwater film-making pioneers Hans and Lotte Hass discuss their real-life dramas.
Director Michael Wadding; Producer Matthew Cole Stereo


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Unknown: Ray Harryhausen
Unknown: Lotte Hass
Director: Michael Wadding

: Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror

A Fate Worse than
7 Death. Clive Barker explores the work of Dennis Wheatley , where the supernatural is bound up with an unmistakeable Englishness.
Plus the tragedy behind The Crow. The Company of Wolves is at
1.15am. See today's choices. Directors Ann Hawker , Stephen White Series producer Dev Varma
BBC BOOK: Clive Barker 's A-Z of Horror is available now. price L12.99.


Unknown: Clive Barker
Unknown: Dennis Wheatley
Directors: Ann Hawker
Directors: Stephen White
Producer: Dev Varma
Unknown: Clive Barker

: Later with Jools Holland

Jools Holland 's guests include M People with tracks from their new album Fresco, swing-beat band Blackstreet, and indie outfit Embrace with their single All You Good, Good People. Producer Mark Cooper ; Director
Janet Fraser Crook


Unknown: Jools Holland
Producer: Mark Cooper
Director: Janet Fraser

: The Company of Wolves

' Supernatural fantasy starring Angela Lansbury r David Wamer
Young Rosaleen becomes entranced by her grandmother's fantastic tales of evil creatures.
Soon, she finds herself in a magical but sinisterworld.
Director Neil Jordan (1984, 18)
♦ See Rims: pages 64-72
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: David Wamer
Unknown: Young Rosaleen
Director: Neil Jordan
Grandmother: Angela Lansbury
Father: David Warner
Rosaleen: Sarah Patterson
Younggroom: Stephen Rea
Old priest: Graham Crowden

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