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A series about some of the best-known images in art

The superstar: the world's most famous painting, the most celebrated smile of all time. She's been eulogised, commercialised, and satirised for centuries; but how did this unknown Italian girl become a household name in the first place, and what does that smile mean?
Robert Hughes looks at the history and vast mythology surrounding the Gioconda.
(The art world's First Eleven - you pick the Twelfth Man: pages 6-7)


Robert Hughes
Leslie Megahey

Money - the force behind so many of our actions: loving and hating, hiring and firing, living and starving, or just piling it up. The people, the stories and the action behind the one commodity no one can do without - money.
Together with the Money-Minder -a new regular feature with up-to-the-minute news on the Stock Market. The rise and fall of shares, the bulls and the bears. What is it all about? A weekly look at the investment world.


Brian Widlake
Alan Watson
Robert Rowland

Joss Naylor is a Cumberland hill sheep farmer who was nearly crippled when young, and had three discs removed from his spine when he was 21. To get himself fit he used to run up and down the mountains - 30, 40, 50 miles a day - until today he is one of the champion fell runners in the Lake District. His farm borders Wastwater, awe-inspiringly sombre in twilight, breathtakingly Beautiful in sunlight. In the neighbourhood they boast 'the deepest lake in England, the highest mountain, the smallest church.'


Joss Naylor
Colin Morris
Executive Producer:
Bridget Winter

Starring Terry Scott
with June Whitfield, Julian Orchard, Colin Jeavons, Brendan Barry, The Rita Williams Singers and Anita Harris


Dave Freeman
Orchestra directed by:
Bert Hayes
Barbara Lane
Marion Richards
Clive Thomas
Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Eric Shedden
Peter Whitmore
Terry Scott
June Whitfield
Julian Orchard
Colin Jeavons
Brendan Barry
The Rita Williams Singers
Anita Harris

This week: from India starring Madhabi Mukherjee, Anil Chatterjee

The second of two contrasting views of India by the country's leading film director, Satyajit Ray.
Written and directed by Satyajit Ray
(Philip Jenkinson writes on page 10)


Based on the novel by:
Narendra Nath
Satyajit Ray
Arati Majumder:
Madhabi Mukherjee
Subrata Majumder:
Anil Chatterjee
Mr Mukherjee:
Haradhan Banerjee
The Father:
Haren Chatterjee
Vicky Redwood
The Sister:
Jaya Bhaduri

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