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starring the Marx Brothers and Lucille Ball
In this version of a successful Broadway comedy, Groucho plays a bankrupt stage manager who tries to put on a new play and stay in a hotel - without any money.
Screenplay by MORRIE RYSKIND From the play by JOHN MURRAY and ALLEN BORETZ Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by WILLIAM A. SEITER
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Contributors

Unknown:
Morrie Ryskind
Play By:
John Murray
Play By:
Allen Boretz
Produced By:
Pandro S. Berman
Directed By:
William A. Seiter
Gordon Miller:
Groucho Marx
Harry Binelli:
Chico Marx
Faker Englund:
Harpo Marx
Christine:
Lucille Ball
Hilda Manney:
Ann Miller
Wagner:
Donald MacBride

Presents with Floella Benjamin Story: The Present by PETER BONNICI
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Producer SHEILA FRASER Executive producer
CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Bonnici
Director:
Richard Brown
Producer:
Sheila Fraser
Unknown:
Cynthia Felgate

Sixth of seven programmes. Carols Rediscovered. Presented by Sir Geraint Evans with the Choir of Christ
Church Cathedral, Oxford.
Today's carols include: Good King Wenceslas, Unto Us is
Born a Son, 0 Little Town of Bethlehem, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (R)

Contributors

Presented By:
Sir Geraint Evans

Weather followed by International
Pro-Celebrity Golf The last of the series.
Sean Connery joins Ian St John against Sandy Lyle and Lee Trevino.
Peter Alliss is the host. Executive producer
JOHN SHREWSBURY (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sean Connery
Unknown:
Ian St John
Unknown:
Sandy Lyle
Unknown:
Lee Trevino.
Unknown:
Peter Alliss

from the Grand Hall, Olympia. A full programme of events on offer this afternoon, but some of the riders' thoughts will be on their costumes for tonight's fancy dress.
Introduced by David Vine Commentators
RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD and STEPHEN HADLEY
Producers JOHNNIE WATHERSTON and WENDY SHEPPARD

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Vine
Unknown:
Stephen Hadley
Producers:
Johnnie Watherston
Unknown:
Wendy Sheppard

starring
Sidney Toler
Ricardo Cortez Phyllis Brooks
When an old friend's wife, on the eve of their divorce, is accused of stabbing her rival to death Chan flies by China Clipper to solve the case. But the scene of the crime, a hotel catering to divorcees, is full of suspects.
Screenplay by FRANCIS HYLAND. ALBERT RAY and ROBERTE . KENT based on a novel by PHILIP WYUE and the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS
Produced by JOHN STONE
Directed by NORMAN FOSTER
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Contributors

Unknown:
Sidney Toler
Unknown:
Ricardo Cortez
Unknown:
Phyllis Brooks
Unknown:
China Clipper
Unknown:
Francis Hyland.
Unknown:
Albert Ray
Unknown:
Roberte . Kent
Novel By:
Philip Wyue
Unknown:
Earl Derr Biggers
Produced By:
John Stone
Directed By:
Norman Foster
Charlie Chan:
Sidney Toler
Dr Ainsley:
Ricardo Cortez
Vivian Wells:
Phyllis Brooks
Sheriff:
Slim Summerville
Curtis:
Kane Richmond
James Chan:
Sen Yung
Mary:
Pauline Moore

Charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest rock bands in the world. From the early days in Sydney playing to a few hundred, to audiences of 200,000 in America. Live concert footage of their latest world tour - the tracks include
Don Change, Devil Inside and their chart-topping UK hit Need You Tonight. Produced and directed oy HAMISH CAMERON

Contributors

Unknown:
Hamish Cameron

Join Harry Enfield, Hale and Pace and Rory Bremner in exerpts from their live shows filmed in London earlier this autumn.
Very funny, probably.
Director KAREN SKAYFE
Producer WILLIAM CAMPBELL
DEF II editor JANET STREET-PORTER

Contributors

Unknown:
Rory Bremner
Director:
Karen Skayfe
Producer:
William Campbell
Editor:
Janet Street-Porter

The Manchester-based BBC Philharmonic Orchestra visited the Royal Albert Hall in London earlier this year to play in the 1988 Promenade Concerts. In the first of two programmes they perform
SCHUMANN'S Symphony No 4 in D minor, and are conducted by Kurt Sanderling.
Introduced by John Mundy Director ROY TIPPING Producer CYRIL GATES BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown:
Royal Albert Hall
Conducted By:
Kurt Sanderling.
Introduced By:
John Mundy
Director:
Roy Tipping

Better Late than Never
At 101, Arthur Woollett and his colleagues have just had their first book, a local history, published.
Katherine Schofield (64) of Huddersfield has just completed an honours degree in Spanish and now lectures at the University of the Third Age. Why is it that the myth that older people can't learn persists?
Series producer SALLY KIRKWOOD Producer DAVID WILLIAMS (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Woollett
Unknown:
Katherine Schofield
Producer:
Sally Kirkwood

Chris Baines believes that gardens should be full of hedgehogs and butterflies, blackbirds and frogs. His 1984 film Blue Tits and Bumblebees showed how to make a wildlife garden.
Tonight, he goes right back to the beginning and shows how the garden has changed over the past five years. Producer RON BLOOMFIELD (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Baines

by DAVID KANE starring
Sheila Grier ,
Billy Hartman ,
Andrew Dallmeyer. And introducing Sam Hickman ,
Craig Smith and Dale Martin 1961: Yuri Gagarin is hurtling through space. Down below, 7-year-old Billy Wilson keeps watching the skies, itching for an encounter with an alien being. When he discovers a mysterious stranger in a house nearby, events take a sinister turn. A comedy from the director of Letter to Brezhnev.
Produced by DAVID M. THOMPSON Directed by CHRIS BERNARD
A triumph THE TIMES Heart-warming and heart-breaking
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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Contributors

Unknown:
David Kane
Unknown:
Sheila Grier
Unknown:
Billy Hartman
Unknown:
Andrew Dallmeyer.
Unknown:
Sam Hickman
Unknown:
Craig Smith
Unknown:
Dale Martin
Unknown:
Yuri Gagarin
Unknown:
Billy Wilson
Produced By:
David M. Thompson
Directed By:
Chris Bernard

Last in a series of comic playlets recorded in front of an audience in Los Angeles. Also starring Julie Kavner , Dan Castellaneta and Sam McMurray.
Tonight: Kay R.E. S.P.E. C. T. Late Night Check-Out Produced by RICHARD SAKAI

Contributors

Unknown:
Julie Kavner
Unknown:
Dan Castellaneta
Unknown:
Sam McMurray.
Unknown:
Kay R.E. S.P.E.
Produced By:
Richard Sakai

Last of five film essays by the late James Cameron.
Point of Departure
'The cardinal rule of my trade is to say what the hell you like behind the shelter of the printed word. Never let the customer see the whites of your eyes.... '
Tonight this distinguished newsman breaks this rule. He returns to his native Dundee. Produced by RICHARD MARQUAND (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
James Cameron.
Produced By:
Richard Marquand

from the Grand Hall, Olympia.
The final performance of this festive show features two contrasting classes. The most successful riders of the week compete for total prize money of E18,000 in the Crosse and Blackwell Grand Prix; then there is a chance for everyone to let their hair down in the fancy dress relay - the outfits being as competitive as the jumping. Introduced by David Vine

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Vine

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