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 **
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 ***
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]
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.
Young British Asians give vent to their opinions and concerns. Presented by Rajesh Mirchandani.
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 ...............
Classic army comedy from the fifties.
Black and white Repeat
Films reviewed include Starship Troopers, The Jackal and The Winter Guest.
Shown last Monday on BBC1
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
George Armstrong Custer:
Elizabeth Bacon Custer:
General Winfield Scott:
The World Beater. A beautiful blonde complicates matters when
Simon Templar gets involved in rally racing.
First shown on ITV Repeat..................
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..
Memories from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's hits, Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7 .30pm on BBCl
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
With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather David Braine ...
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
Columnist Peter Bradshaw of the London Evening Standard looks overthe week's press. Director Vernon Antcliffe ; Producer
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
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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.
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
Sgt Dominic deS ade:
Kim Finch alias Boo-Boo:
The Wire Man:
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
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
Highlights of today's semi-final matches.
Crime drama starring
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
Jan Van Rooyen:
Sir Brian Lewis: