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: Up in the World

Comedy, the first in a double bill starri ng Norman Wisdom
Window-cleaner Norman causes chaos when he inadvertently manages to foil a kidnap attempt on a wealthy heir. Director John Paddy Carstairs (1956. U)
Black and white
* See Films: pages 42-47 **


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Director: John Paddy Carstairs

: Man of the Moment

Comedy. concludingthe double bill starring Norman Wisdom
Afore ign office clerk becomes part of a diplomatic mission to Geneva but creates havoc in the world of international affairs.
Director John Paddy Carstairs (1955, U)
Black and white * See Films: pages 42-47 ***


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Director: John Paddy Carstairs

: Q Asia

Sahera Chohan tests teams from Scotland, Nottingham and Manchester on their knowledge of Asian culture. TO TAKE PART: please send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Sahera Chohan

: 50 Years On

A profile of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan , successful in the fields of singing, politics and business, who was responsible recently for bringing the Miss World competition to India.


Unknown: Amitabh Bachchan

: Cafe 21

Young British Asians give vent to their opinions and concerns. Presented by Rajesh Mirchandani.


Presented By: Rajesh Mirchandani.

: The Whitbread: the World's Greatest Ocean Race

The fleet is currently in the middle ofthe Tasman Sea on the way to Auckland - theirfourth destination. Presented by Steve Riderwith Richard Simmonds and Fenella George , Stereo ...............


Presented By: Steve Riderwith
Presented By: Richard Simmonds
Presented By: Fenella George

: The Phil Silvers Show

Classic army comedy from the fifties.
Black and white Repeat

: Film 98 with Barry Nonnan

Films reviewed include Starship Troopers, The Jackal and The Winter Guest.
Shown last Monday on BBC1

: They Died with Their Boots On

Saturday Matinee western, starring
Errol Flynn , Olivia de Havilland
The story of General Custer, based on events which led him to the battle of the Little Bighorn, one of the most infamous conflicts in American history.
Director Raoul Walsh (1941. U)
Black and white # See Films: pages 42-47


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Director: Raoul Walsh
George Armstrong Custer: Errol Flynn
Elizabeth Bacon Custer: Olivia de Havilland
Ned Sharp: Arthur Kennedy
California Joe: Charley Grapewin
Crazy Horse: Anthony Quinn
General Winfield Scott: Sydney Greenstreet
Fitzhugh Lee: Regis Toomey
Callie: Hattie McDaniel

: The Saint

The World Beater. A beautiful blonde complicates matters when
Simon Templar gets involved in rally racing.
First shown on ITV Repeat..................


Unknown: Simon Templar

: One Man and His Dog

Robin Page introduces the second heat of the sheepdog-trialling series, taking place at Wildboarclough, Cheshire, which features Welsh competitors
Colin Gordon , Glyn Howells , and Ceri Jones.
With commentary and course explanation by Gus Dermody . Stereo Subtitled..


Introduces: Robin Page
Unknown: Colin Gordon
Unknown: Glyn Howells
Unknown: Ceri Jones.
Unknown: Gus Dermody


Memories from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's hits, Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7 .30pm on BBCl

: World Darts

Dougie Donnelly introduces semi-final action from the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green. The matches are played overthe best of nine sets.
Commentary by Tony Green.
Producer Mark Wilkin ; Executive producer Malcolm Kemp


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: Frimley Green.
Commentary By: Tony Green.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Malcolm Kemp

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather David Braine ...


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: David Braine

: Tsar Boris: the Yeltsin Years

The Court of Intrigue
The second of two films on Boris Yeltsin enters the treacherous world of the presidential court, where high rewards were at stake for the winner of the power struggles.
It shows how Yeltsin began the bloodywarwith Chechnya and charts the rise and fall of his bodyguard, General Alexander Korzhakov , whose personal secret police even challenged the supremacy of the feared KGB. See today's choices.
Director Paul Mitchell ; Executive producer Keith Bowers


Unknown: Boris Yeltsin
Unknown: General Alexander Korzhakov
Director: Paul Mitchell
Producer: Keith Bowers

: What the Papers Say

Columnist Peter Bradshaw of the London Evening Standard looks overthe week's press. Director Vernon Antcliffe ; Producer
John Moulson


Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Director: Vernon Antcliffe
Producer: John Moulson

: Great Composers

The fifth of seven programmes about renowned composers.
Tchaikovsky. The universal appeal of his passionate and emotive music has led many among the music intelligentsia to dismiss Tchaikovsky as a lightweight. But thisfilm seeks to re-evaluate his standing by demonstrating his colossal influence on 20th-century artists. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. See today's choices. Producer Simon Broughton
Executive producer Kriss Rusmanis
BBC BOOK: send a cheque for £5. 99, made payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh.
Producer: Simon Broughton
Producer: Kriss Rusmanis

: Game On

Comedy series exploring the lives of three London flatmates.
Martin gets a shock when he bumps into Clare, Matthew becomes obsessed with X-rated videos and Mandyhasadate.
Shown yesterday

: Operation Good Guys

Third in a seven-part spoof documentary series.
Frisk 'Em. A New York cop, invited over by Beach to explain US policing techniques, rejects the team's reserved approach in favour of more direct action.
Written, directed and produced by Dominic Anciano , Ray Burdis . Hugo Blick


Produced By: Dominic Anciano
Produced By: Ray Burdis
Produced By: Hugo Blick
DS Ash: Ray Burdis
Sgt Dominic deS ade: Dominic Anciano
Strings: John Beckett
Di Beach: David Gillespie
Lou Fiskham-Farino: Lou Hirsch
Kim Finch alias Boo-Boo: Kim Taylforth
ART officers: Billy Penny
ART officers: William Scully
ART officers: David Green
Roy Leyton: Roy Smiles
Mark Kemp: Mark Burdis
Gary Barwick: Gary Beadle
Bones: Perry Benson
The Wire Man: Mario Renzullo
Garry Bushell.: Himself
Newsreader: Elinor Buck
Smiler McCarthy: Hugo Buck

: Modern Times

Jewish Wedding. Michaela and Steve, two people from vastly different backgrounds, are in love and plan to marry. Butthere is one stumbling block to a lavish Jewish wedding- Steve isn't Jewish and must convert.
The change will mean huge alterationsto his life: hewill have to learn Hebrew, give up eating pork and lose for ever a partof him that is very dear. Will they reach the synagogue in time? Director Stephen Walker
Series editor Stephen Lambert
Repeat Stereo


Director: Stephen Walker
Editor: Stephen Lambert

: Video Diaries

Second of a four-part series of personal video histories.
The Flying Scotswoman. An account of the first months at
Westminster of Anne Begg ,
Britain's first wheelchair- using MP, who entered Parliament at the last election after 19 years as a teacher in Scotland.
Her hectic schedule includes her maiden speech, an invitation to 10 Downing Street and the problems of finding somewhere to live in London.
Although expecting some press interest on account of a hereditary condition that results in brittle bones, she isn'tfully prepared forthe overwhelming degree of press preoccupation. Producer Rachel Foster ; Executive producer Bob Long Stereo ...... * See John Peel: page 7


Unknown: Anne Begg
Producer: Rachel Foster
Producer: Bob Long

: World Darts

Highlights of today's semi-final matches.

: Blind Date

Crime drama starring
Hardy Kruger
Stanley Baker
A Dutch artist living in London begins a casual affairwith a British woman, but shortly afterwards she is found killed.
Director Joseph Losey (1959)
Black and white
♦ See Films: pages 42-47
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Hardy Kruger
Unknown: Stanley Baker
Director: Joseph Losey
Jan Van Rooyen: Hardy Kruger
Inspector Morgan: Stan Ley Baker
Jacqueline Cousteau: Micheline Presle
Sir Brian Lewis: Robert Flemyng
Police sergeant: Gordon Jackson
Westover: John van Eyssen

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