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: A Bill of Divorcement

Comedy starring
John Barrymore
Katharine Hepburn
Hilary Fairfield escapes after 15 years in an insane asylum to discover that his wife has divorced him and is to remarry.
Director George Cukor (1932. U )
Black and white
* See Films: pp 54-59


Unknown: John Barrymore
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Director: George Cukor
Hilary Fairfield: John Barrymore
Sydney Fairfield: Katharine Hepburn
Margaret Fairfield: Billie Burke
Kit Humphrey: David Manners
Aunt Hester: Elizabeth Patterson
Gray Meredith: Paul Cavanagh

: The Bad and the Beautiful

Oscar-winning drama starring Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner

A Hollywood producer calls together a writer, a director and a star. They are curious to know his purpose, and he reveals that ruthless movie mogul Jonathan Shields needs their help. But all three have vowed never to work with Shields again - and each remembers why.
(1952, PG )
(Black and white)
See Films: pp 54-59 ****


Director: Vincente Minnelli
Jonathan Shields: Kirk Douglas
Georgia Lorrison: Lana Turner
Harry Pebbel: Walter Pidgeon
James Lee Bartlow: Dick Powell
Fred Amiel: Barry Sullivan
Rosemary Bartlow: Gloria Grahame
Victor Gaucho Ribera: Gilbert Roland
Henry Whitfield: Leo G. Carroll
Kay Amiel: Vanessa Brown
Syd Murphy: Paul Stewart
Gus: Sammy White

: News and

Regional News

: Gigi

The musical version of Colette's story about a young girl growing up in Paris during the 1890s. Starring
Leslie Caron , Maurice Chevalier
Gigi is being carefully schooled by her grandmother and aunt, but there are other influences which affect her life - like dashing Gaston Lachaille and the delights of ice-skating. Widescreen.
Director Vincente Minnelli (1958, PG )
Subtitled. * See Films: pp 54-59 *****


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Gaston Lachaille
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Gigi: Leslie Caron
Honore Lachaille: Maurice Chevalier
Gaston Lachaille: Louis Jourdan
Mme Alvarez: Hermione Gingold
Liane d'Exelmans: Eva Gabor
Sandomir: Jacques Bergerac
Aunt Alicia: Isabel Jeans
Manuel: John Abbott

: Golf

Live coverage of the climax of the PGA
Championship from Wentworth. Many of the world's s top golfers have spent the last three days tackling the club's West course. Twelve months ago Scotland's Colin Montgomerie claimed his 15th
European Tour success after one of the most exciting final rounds in the history of the tournament. The competition is expected to be just as fierce this year as the players bid to win what many consider to be golf's sixth major.
Introduced by Steve Rider with commentary by Peter Alliss , Alex Hay ,
Howard Clark , Mike Hughesdon , Beverly Lewis and Dougie Donnelly.
Executive producer John Shrewsbury ; Executive editor Dave Gordon
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Colin Montgomerie
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Howard Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon
Commentary By: Beverly Lewis
Commentary By: Dougie Donnelly.
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Whose House?

Another edition of the house-matching panel game. ....

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Natural Law Party. Subtitled.

: Catatonia: the Home International

Indie-pop band Catatonia return home to South Wales to play a live concert at Margam Park in Port Talbot to an audience of 30,000 fans. Fronted by singer Cerys Matthews , the band perform a mixture of their chart-topping songs, including Road Rage and Mulder and Scully, and tracks from the new album.
Producer Mark Cooper Director Janet Fraser Crook (Subtitled)


Singer: Cerys Matthews
Producer: Mark Cooper
Director: Janet Fraser

: Due South

The return of the comedy-adventure starring Paul Gross When Kowalski is framed for the murder of a gang boss,
Fraser arrests him in order to provide asylum until the real killer is tracked down.
Written by Paul Quarrington


Unknown: Paul Gross
Written By: Paul Quarrington
Constable Benton Fraser: Paul Gross
Det Stanley Raymond Kowalski: Callum Keith Rennie
Lt Harding Welsh: Beau Starr
Francesca Vecchio: Ramona Milano
Det Jack Huey: Tony Craig
Det Thomas E Dewey: Tom Melissis

: Webwise

Concluding the interactive travel series spearheading the BBC Webwise internet campaign.
This week Kate Humble heads off to Italy, visiting the cities of Rome and Naples, the ancient city of Pompeii and the island of Capri. Armed with just a laptop and a mobile phone she will tackle a series of challenges by using the internet. Viewers can help to shape the show or follow her progress on the Webwise site: www.bbc.co.uk/webwise. Series producer Nichola Hegarty Executive producer Mark Hill
Digital widescreen Subtitled .............. TRY THE INTERNET: to arrange a free internet taster session in your area, phone the free helpline on 0800


Producer: Nichola Hegarty
Producer: Mark Hill

: Empire of Death

Could the notorious death cults of the present century like
Jonestown and Heaven's
Gate be linked with a powerful Black African kingdom which emerged south of Egypt 3,500 years ago? See today's choices. Producer Peter Minns
Executive producer Richard Denton
Digital widescreen ILLUSTRATED TRANSCRIPT: send a cheque or postal order for £3.99, payable to BSS, to: [address removed]


Producer: Peter Minns
Producer: Richard Denton

: Trade Secrets

Butlers. From silver service to beluga caviar, butlers reveal the tricks of the trade. subtnied.

: Reputations

The series of film portraits re-evaluating historical figures. Hitch: Alfred the Auteur
Concluding part of the documentary about Alfred
Hitchcock that began yesterday.
Following the phenomenal success of Psycho, Hitchcock thought that he could do no wrong. He was now rich and famous but a golden age failed to materialise. The director, an obsessive about control and order, began to experience chaos in his personal life-while his search for the perfect "Hitchcock blonde" took on a new intensity.

: North by Northwest

Spy thriller starring
Cary Grant
Eva Marie Saint
James Mason
Advertising executive
Roger Thomhill finds his life in deadly peril when he is mistaken for the mysterious "Mr Kaplan " by a ruthless espionage organisation. Failing to convince them of his identity, Thornhill tracks down the one man who can prove his story- only to find himself accused of murder.
Director Alfred Hitchcock (1959. PG)
* See Films: pp 54-59 *****


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Eva Marie Saint
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Roger Thomhill
Unknown: Mr Kaplan
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Roger Thornhill: Cary Grant
Eve Kendall EVA: Marie Saint
Phillip Vandamm: James Mason
Clara Thornhill JESSIE: Royce Landis
Professor: Leo G Carroll
Lester Townsend: Philip OBEr
Leonard: Martin Landau
Valerian: Adam Williams
Victor Larrabee: Edward Platt
Mrs Townsend: Josephine Hutchinson
Licht: Robert Ellenstein
Auctioneer: Les Tremayne
Dr Cross: Philip Coolidge
Captain Junket: Edward Binns
Sgt Emile Klinger: John Beradino
Anna: Nora Marlowe
Maggie: Doreen Land

: Hitchcock on Hitchcock

A compilation of classic interviews with Alfred Hitchcock.
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Following a Score 75265 LOO Serjeant Musgrave at the Court 13642 L30 Scenes from Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
2.00 Music File
4.00 The French Experience
5.00 WEBWISE Communicating Online
5.45 Scenes from Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
6.10 Informer, Eduquer, Divertir 4526265 6.35-7.00am Matisse and the Problem of Expression


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Unknown: Christopher Marlowe

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