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: The Blue Parrot

Crime drama. An American cop on attachmentto Scotland Yard joins in the murder hunt of a Soho character.
Director John Harlow (1953)
Blackand white
* See Films: pages 44-49 **


Director: John Harlow

: I Know Where I'm Going

Romantic comedy starring
Wendy Hiller , Roger Livesey
Joan Webster has always known exactly what she wanted. But, marooned en route to herwedding, she meets the Laird of Kiloran and is no longer so sure.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
(1945, U) Black and white .... * See Films: pages 44-49 *****


Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Joan Webster
Directors: Michael Powell
Joan Webster: Wendy Hiller
Torquil: Roger Livesey
Catriona Potts: Pamela Brown
Mrs Crozier: Nancy Price
John Campbell: John Laurie

: The Sky at Night

Ringof Moons. Patrick Moore describes the family of moons belonging to Saturn.
Shown last Sunday BBCl Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Q Asia

Sahera Chohan tests teams from London, Northampton and Lancashire on their knowledge of Asian culture.

: 50 Years On - Independence

A look at the music of Asian artists, with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan , Gurdas Mann and Lata Mangeshkar.


Unknown: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Unknown: Gurdas Mann
Unknown: Lata Mangeshkar.

: Cafe 21

Young British Asians discuss the subject of mixed relationships. Stereo ..

: The Whitbread: the World's Greatest Ocean Race

The fleet relax in Auckland afterthe five-day dash from Sydney. Presented by Steve Rider , with Richard Simmonds and Fenella George ,


Presented By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Richard Simmonds
Unknown: Fenella George

: Life Goes on in the Kalahari

The thriving wildlife of Africa's inhospitable Kalahari desert. Repeat ....

: The Phil Silvers Show

GuipeaPigBilko. Themenattemptto take over Bilko's gambling empire.
Black and white Repeat

: Film 98 with Barry Norman

Films reviewed include Boogie Nights.
(Shown last Monday BBC1) (Stereo)

: To Hell and Back

Saturday Matinee biographical war drama, starring Audie Murphy
Audie Murphy is turned down by the marines and the American navy. But he fights on to become the most decorated American soldier in the Second World War.
Showing in widescreen format.
Director Jesse Hibbs (1955. PG) # See Films: pages 44-49


[Actor]: Audie Murphy
Director: Jesse Hibbs

: The Saint

The Scales of Justice. Simon Templar investigates the strange deaths of five businessmen. Starring Roger Moore.
First shown on ITV Repeat.....


Unknown: Simon Templar
Unknown: Roger Moore.

: One Man and His Dog

Robin Page introduces the third heat of the sheepdog-trialling series, taking place atWildboarclough, Cheshire, which features Irish competitors Denis Birchall , Jim Diamond and Tim Flood. With commentary and course explanation by GusDermody. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Birchall
Unknown: Jim Diamond
Unknown: Tim Flood.


Memories from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's hits. Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7. 30pm on BBC1

: Timewatch The Boer War: the First Media War

Instead of the cavalry charge and the flashing blade, it was the media that became the major factor in the course of the BoerWarof 1899-1902.
Diaries, memoirs, photographs and films form part of an examination of the media's role in a conflict that saw young journalists Winston Churchill ,
Rudyard Kipling and writer Edgar Wallace make their names.
Director WilliamCran: Editor Laurence Rees Repeat


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Editor: Laurence Rees

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather David Braine ..


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: David Braine

: Scrutiny: the Class of 97

Adocumentarythat follows five young MPs who were elected for the first time in May 1997.
The cross-party quintet talk with candour about the pitfalls of a way of life that consumes almost every waking moment.
Without the aid of any on-the-job training, they face a steep learningcurve, but veterans such as Tony Benn and Nicholas Soames are on hand to provide a few tips. See today's choices. Producer Anna Lloyd : Editor Anne Tyerman


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Nicholas Soames
Producer: Anna Lloyd
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: What the Papers Say

Columnist Decca Aitkenhead of The Guardian casts a critical look over the week's press.


Presenter: Decca Aitkenhead
Producer: John Moulson Stereo

: Great Composers

Gustav Mahler
Celebratingthe world's creation and the joy of nature, Mahler's works were also a narrative for his struggle through life. The late Georg SoIti , conductors RiccardoChailly and Michael Tilson Thomas and film-director Ken Russell are among those who assess his work.
Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. See today's choices. Director Kriss Rusmanis
BBC BOOK: send a cheque for £5.99. made payableto [address removed]


Conductors: Georg Soiti
Conductors: Michael Tilson Thomas
Director: Ken Russell
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh.
Director: Kriss Rusmanis

: Game On

Comedy series about three London flatmates. Matthew decides tojoin the marines. Shown yesterday

: Operation Good Guys

Continuing the spoof documentary police series.
Holiday. With lawsuits pending, DI Beach has cause to worry when the team takes a day off.
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 de Sade: Dominic Anciano
Strings: John Beckett
DI Beach: David Gillespie
Kim Finch alias Boo-Boo: Kim Taylforth
ART officers: Billy Penny
ART officers: William Scully
Roy Leyton: Roy Smiles
Mark Kemp: Mark Burdis
Gary Barwick: Gary Beadle
Bones: Perry Benson
Smiler McCarthy: Hugo Buck
Smiler'sson: Atticus Blick
Charlotte: Lottie Drew
Veronique: Veronique Christie
Gillian Taylforth: Herself
Little girl: Brooke Burdis
Angry neighbour: Tony Oleary
Doctor: Francis Peake

: Looking after Jo Jo

Another chance to see the first of a new four-part drama of love and betrayal set in Edinburgh.
Steal the Herd. YoungthiefJoJo tries to escape the grip of his uncle Charlie, the local Mr Big. Shown last Monday For part 2 and cast see Monday9pm Stereo Subtitled.....


Unknown: Mr Big.

: Video Diaries

The Last Resort. An insight into the high-pressure life of Steve Malone , head of a night-time mental-health team based in Paddington, London. Theteam he leads are summoned to attend to people who require more help than the traditional emergency services can provide. See today's choices. Producer Rachel Foster ; Executive producerBobLong Stereo ....


Unknown: Steve Malone
Producer: Rachel Foster

: The Fisher King

Fantasy drama starring
Robin Williams
Jeff Bridges
Amanda Plummer
Mercedes Ruehl
Jack Lucas is a successful but abusive radio phone-in host. A typically reckless remark over the airwaves triggers a random massacre at a fashionable
Manhattan bar and his career goes into an alcoholic decline. But a chance encounterwith a mystical vagrant seems to offer him a chance for redemption.
Director Terry Gilliam (1991. 15)
♦ See Films: pages 44―49 ****
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Robin Williams
Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Amanda Plummer
Unknown: Mercedes Ruehl
Unknown: Jack Lucas
Director: Terry Gilliam
Parry: Robin Williams
Jack Lucas: Jeff Bridges
Lydia: Amanda Plummer
Anne Napolitano: Mercedes Ruehl
Homeless cabaret singer: Michael Jeter
Radio engineers: Adam Bryant
Radio engineers: Paul Lombardi
Lou Rosen: David Pierce
Limo bum: Ted Ross
Sondra: Lara Harris
TV anchorman: Warren Olney
News reporter: Frazer Smith
Crazed video customer: Kathy Najimy

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