Richard Rodgers, with guest stars
Gene Kelly , Vera Ellen Perry Como , Lena Home
Judy Garland , June Allyson. This musical biography of songwriting partners Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart tells of their early struggles on the road to success.
Screenplay by FRED FINKLEHOFFE Produced by ARTHUR FREED Directed by NORMAN TAUROG
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Margaret Rutherford Stanley Holloway.
As Pimlico swelters in a heatwave, a deafening explosion hurls the residents into a Dewudering sequence of events. London's last bomb has uncovered a vast treasure and a decree that Pimlico should be a part of France.
Screenplay by T. E. B CLARKE Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by HENRY CORNELIUS
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The Violent Mind
Presented by Tony Robinson. Including interviews with Chariots of Fire director Hugh Hudson, one of the Showreel judges, and with a professional cameraman. (e)
A daily series about remarkable women, all born around 1900. Today: Dame Flora Robson interviewed by Joanna Lumley.
Director JILL DAWSON (R)
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Second of two programmes. The Manchester-based BBC
Philharmonic Orchestra play GUSTAV MAHLER'S Das Lied
Von der Erde recorded at this Year's Promenade Concerts from the Royal Albert Hall m London. The concert is conducted by Kurt Sanderling and the soloists are mezzo-soprano, Carolyn Watkinson and the tenor,
Introduced by John Mundy.
Woolwich Masters Bowls Tournament
David Bryant , World Singles Champion and seven times
'the Master' leads a field of 16 international champions in a knock-out tournament for the Gold Medal, the Masters
Trophy, and one of the richest Prizes in bowls, £10,000.
Hong Kong's George Souza , finalist in the hailstones, is back, tempting the fates.
Scotland's Willie Wood had to settle for silver in the 1988 World Championships - will it be gold in the Masters? Or could it just be the year of one of those hard playing
Australians, Rob Parre la or newcomer Ian Schuback ?
David Vine and David Rhys Jones report from
Beach House Park, Worthing.
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
A year ago, Birmingham Children's Hospital hit the headlines. Urgently needed operations on babies and children were being cancelled because there weren't enough nurses to look after them. There were questions in the House.
Desperate parents went to court to try and force operations to save their children's lives. Two children died For the first time since then, cameras have been allowed inside the hospital to see how things have changed. Follow the fortunes of two young patients, one waiting for a routine operation; the other, critically ill with leukaemia and a heart condition.
Reporter Clare Harrison Cameraman Matthew Gray Director Ian Thomas
Producer Peter Hiscocks BBC Pebble Mill
A season of films with the legendary star.
Today with Katharine Hepburn Robert Morley
Bogart won an Oscar for his memorable performance in this classic movie. He plays
Charlie Allnutt , a drunken ship's captain who - to his own astonishment - falls in love with a prim and seemingly indomitable spinster. Together, Charlie and Rose conduct a private battle against the Germans in East Africa when war is declared.
Written by JAMES AGEE and JOHN HUSTON from c.s. FORESTER'S novel Produced by S. P. EAGLE
Directed by JOHN HUSTON
('The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' tomorrow at 6. 00pm)
An evening at the American Ballet Theatre. In this first of two programmes, the great Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, now resident in the USA, presents his company in two very different works by major
Choreography by MERCE CUNNINGHAM
Music by JOHN CAGE
Light, quick and elegant, the six dancers bring a balletic athleticism to Cunningham's cool modernity. La Sonnambula
Choreography by GEORGE BALANCHINE
Music by VTTTORIO RIETI
A distillation of romanticism, a plot packed with violence, passion and the supernatural. Director THOMAS GRIMM Producer JUDY KINBERG
('Baryshnikov Dances Balanchine' tomorrow at & 05pm)
Fairy tale turns to nightmare, as the Brothers
Grimm story finds terrifying relevance in this new animated version for the 80s. Here Tom is torn from the arms of his doting parents by the Ministry to become an experimental victim in a genetic laboratory. Will he ever escape?
Producer ROY CHAPMAN
Director DAVID BORTHWICK BBC Bristol
Jack Lemmon in...
Jonathan Miller introduces the television premiere of his acclaimed Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's epic drama.
One day in summer 1912, at the Tyrone family home in New London, Connecticut, a tragedy unfolds as two generations bare their souls to each other. Father, an ageing popular actor, is pathologically parsimonious. Mother has a morphine problem. One son is fond of the bottle, the younger one is sick with tuberculosis.
O'Neill's famous "play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood" is given an excitingly fresh interpretation in Miller's production, which played on Broadway during the 1985/6 season and subsequently came to the West End to sell-out houses. Executive producers Michael Brandon, Emanuel Azenberg
Directed by Jonathan Miller
Twenty-one years after their debut at the 1967 Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival,
Fleetwood Mac were back in Britain to tour and back in the charts with the album Tango in the Night.
In between lies a story which would stretch the credibility of a soap opera: million-sellers, mansions, bankruptcy, drugs, drink, insanity, marriage, divorce and re-marriage.
Mick Fleetwood , John Me Vie , Christine McVie , Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham recall the highs and lows of one of rock's most enduring bands. And its founder, the reclusive Peter Green, talks about his decision to give up music. Including archive performances of Fleetwood Mac.
Produced and directed by TREVOR DANN (R)