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A series about historic families and their houses.
Stately homes are infused with family history, memories and traditions, but the walls, staircases, front bedrooms and loft conversions of all homes carry their own stories. The Macleans
A Castle on the Isle of Mull 'I see myself as a caretaker. A sort of curator looking after this place not just for myself and family but for the Clan.'
Lord Maclean lives in the home built for the Clan 700 years ago. This remote and wild spot has seen battles and wars.
Now the battle is to keep the castle going - which means mucking in. 'People arrive and see my wife dashing away with a smoothing-iron and me chopping wood or painting.'
Their son, Lachlan, has the awesome responsibility of continuing the long tradition. Surrounded by sea, moor and mountains, the castle evokes strong feelings.
'Every man's home is his castle, but my castle is my home.'
Production assistant DORIS DWIGHT Produced and directed by DAVID PEARSON (R)


Doris Dwight
Directed By:
David Pearson

I The sixth in a selection from the classic murder mysteries starring with Keye Luke Joan Marsh
Broadway, Olympus for big-shot racketeers, shady ladies and prying newspapermen, becomes
Charlie Chan 's new hunting ground. When a nightclub singer who has listed the secrets of the underworld in her diary is murdered and the diary stolen, our aphoristic
Chinese detective swings into characteristically suave action.
Produced byJOHN STONE
Directed by EUGENE FORDE
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Keye Luke
Joan Marsh
Charlie Chan
Charles Belden
Jerry Cady
Produced By:
John Stone
Directed By:
Eugene Forde
the philosophical detective:
Warner Oland
Charlie Chan:
Warner Oland
Lee Chan:
Keye Luke
Joan Wendell:
Joan Marsh
J Edward Bromberg
Johnny Burke:
Douglas Fowley
Inspector Nelson:
Harold Huber
Speed Patten:
Donald Woods
Billie Bronson:
Louise Henry
Marie Collins:
Joan Woodbury
Buzz Moran:
Leon Ames

Skydiving is one of the most dangerous and exciting sports. It is also one of the most beautiful and graceful. Directed by PAUL MITCHELTREE An ATLANTIC FILMMAKERS CO-DP production (R)


Directed By:
Paul Mitcheltree

The Viyella Cup
Cameras on board racing yachts capture the excitement of match racing on The Solent. It's sudden death for the loser, but for the winner, a prize of El,000 and the trophy. Bob Fisher reports on the sailing tactics that will be seen next in the America's Cup in Australia. BBC South


Bob Fisher
Richard Buss
Jeremy Pallant
Executive Producer:
David Seymour

The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors Told in ten parts by Huw Wheldon
8: Victoria, Queen and Empress Although Queen Victoria had withdrawn from public life after the death of the Prince Consort, by the end of her reign she had won renewed Popularity from her people. What caused this change of Popular feeling? The
Programme features the growth of communications - the railways, the post - and the revelation of the Queen's family life through published extracts of her journal.
A felicitous marriage of narrator and subject....It It might be best not to hold Your breath while waiting for the equal to 'Royal Heritage' (DAILY MAIL ) Magnificent
Historical adviser J.H. PLUMB Producer MICHAEL GILL
Directed by ANN TURNER (R)


Huw Wheldon
Daily Mail
J.H. Plumb
Michael Gill
Directed By:
Ann Turner

Join Paul Daniels for another show of comedy, magic and audience participation in which he makes a hilarious attempt to forecast the weather with special guest Ian McCaskill , welcomes back to the programme the innovative juggling trio
Airjazz, and introduces from America the 'simultaneous speaking' skill of funny man Frank Rains.
Featuring Debbie McGee Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate ALI BONGO Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Director DAVID TAYLOR
Produced by JOHN FISHER (First shown on BBC1)


Paul Daniels
Ian McCaskill
Frank Rains.
Debbie McGee
Gil Leaney
David Taylor
Produced By:
John Fisher

The second of three parts The Land of Beyond
The Arctic is a land of extremes - the harshest of winters and the briefest of summers - yet caribou walk 600 miles to give birth in the snow, and barnacle-geese fly 2,000 miles to nest there at the risk of starvation.
Prehistoric-looking musk-oxen fight so hard for females that the effort sometimes kills them.
Although it is always too cold for trees to grow, for just eight weeks a year the frozen land warms to the midnight sun. Lush vegetation and carpets of glorious flowers transform the vast spaces into breeding grounds for a surprising variety of mammals and birds, and millions of insects. Wildlife lives on the very edge of existence in this land of rare and stunning beauty. Narrator
Hywel Bennett
(R. Part 3 tomorrow at 9.35pm)


Hywel Bennett

Introduced from Brighton by Nick Clarke
The annual conference season opened today with the first sessions of this year's Trades Union Congress. As the TUC works towards its new joint policy with the Labour Party, the debates this year take on added significance. Newsnight reports on the events inside the hall and the politics and personalities behind the scenes.
And from London, the rest of the day's news with analysis of events from around the world.


Nick Clarke

BBC Two England

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