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[Starring] Cary Grant
The first in a short season of films starring Hollywood's most debonair leading man.
With Myrna Loy.

When successful advertising executive Jim Blandings decides to quit New York and find an idyllic home in rural Connecticut, he discovers that dreams sometimes need a little concrete help if they are going to come true... This sparkling comedy gave Cary Grant one of the best roles of his career.
Films: page 17

Contributors

Writer/Producer:
Norman Panama
Writer/Producer:
Melvin Frank
Director:
H.C. Potter
Jim Blandings:
Gary Grant
Muriel Blandings:
Myrna Loy
Bill Cole:
Melvyn Douglas
Joan Blandings:
Sharyn Moffett
Betsy Blandings:
Connie Marshall
Gussie:
Louise Beavers
Mr Tesander:
Harry Shannon
Henry Simms:
Reginald Denny
John W Retch:
Jason Robards

Lost and Found with Floella Benjamin Story: Lost in Town by PETER BONNICI
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Dance adviser KATE HARRISON Producer SHEILA FRASER Executive producer
CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)

Contributors

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

Whyte and Mackay Challenge On the West Course at
Wentworth, Seve Ballesteros , Sandy Lyle , Nick Faldo , Ian Woosnam and Bernhard Langer take part in a Skins Game with a total prize fund of £40,500. The more they win the more their charity benefits.
Introduced by Peter Alliss Producers
JOHN VIGAR. ALASTAIR SCOTT Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY

Contributors

Unknown:
Seve Ballesteros
Unknown:
Sandy Lyle
Unknown:
Nick Faldo
Unknown:
Ian Woosnam
Unknown:
Bernhard Langer
Introduced By:
Peter Alliss
Producers:
John Vigar.
Unknown:
Alastair Scott

The Home of the Future Presented by Professor Gareth Roberts , FRS 4: Home Smart Home
Since Nelson signalled to his fleet with flags, we have progressed through simple telegraphy, and the old steam wireless, to reading the meter remotely and switching on the electric blanket by cordless telephone.

Contributors

Unknown:
Gareth Roberts

Woolwich Masters Bowls Tournament
Four players left in the Masters and it's the first of the semi-final matches. Both of today's players have reached the semi-final round of the Masters Tournament in previous years.
David Vine and David Rhys Jones report from Beach House Park, Worthing.
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Unknown:
David Vine
Unknown:
David Rhys
Producer:
Johnnie Watherston

During the Seoul Olympic Games we enjoyed some of the most daring and original gymnastics ever seen, as 40 perfect marks were awarded over six days of intense competition. The gymnastics was breathtaking, but we were also entertained by one of the great contests of the games, the Romanian
Daniella Silivas against the Russian Elena Chouchenova , never more than a fraction of a point separating the two girls. Introduced by Barry Davies Producer BARBARA SLATER

Contributors

Unknown:
Daniella Silivas
Unknown:
Elena Chouchenova
Introduced By:
Barry Davies
Producer:
Barbara Slater

Ebony revisits the best of last summer's Notting Hill Carnival extravaganza. Highlights include the Carnival King and Queen competitions, steel bands, street parades, plus music from Soca star Arrow.
On a cold winter's evening, join the millions of revellers who flocked to the streets of London, and relive the excitement of Europe's biggest street party. OB producer BOB WILD
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON BBC Pebble Mill

The Five Piano Concertos
Murray Perahia 's Beethoven cycle on disc was hailed as the greatest of its generation. This autumn, he performed the five concertos at
London's Royal Festival Hall to considerable press acclaim. BBC cameras recorded the whole series and tonight, in the first of three programmes, Perahia plays
Concerto No 1 in c major and Concerto No 3 in c minor with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields led by KENNETH SILLITO conducted by Neville Marriner.
Between the concertos,
Jane Glover discusses the background to the music with soloist and conductor. Murray Perahia , erstwhile Chopin man, turns to Beethoven with power and poetry. He has now emerged as a Beethoven master too. THE GUARDIAN Lighting ALAN WOOLFORD Sound JOHN CAULFIELD Executive producers
DENNIS MARKS. CLAIRE ENDERS
Directed by RODNEY GREENBERG
0 A simultaneous broadcast with R3.

Contributors

Unknown:
Murray Perahia
Conducted By:
Neville Marriner.
Unknown:
Jane Glover
Conductor:
Murray Perahia
Directed By:
Rodney Greenberg

New directions from the latest generation of movie makers. Starring Rosanna Arquette Madonna with Aidan Quinn
Roberta is 28, married and bored. A chance look at a personal ad from someone 'desperately seeking Susan' begins a madcap adventure; a quest for something wild.
But the real Susan is in deep trouble, and Roberta's obsession with her results in a bizarre change of identity which catapults her into the crazy world of night clubs, magic shows and murder ... Susan Seidelman 's highly successful screwball comedy for the 80s produced a new star in Madonna, and a number one record with her Into the Groove. Susan MADONNA
Screenplay by LEORA BARISH
Produced by SARAH PILLSBURY and MIDGE SANFORD
Directed by SUSAN SEIDELMAN
(First showing on British television) 0 BARRY NORMAN : page 17 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosanna Arquette
Unknown:
Aidan Quinn
Unknown:
Susan Seidelman
Unknown:
Leora Barish
Produced By:
Sarah Pillsbury
Unknown:
Midge Sanford
Directed By:
Susan Seidelman
Unknown:
Barry Norman
Roberta Glass:
Rosanna Arquette
Dez:
Aidan Quinn
Gary Glass:
Mark Blum
Jim:
Robert Joy
Leslie Glass:
Laurie Metcalf
Crystal:
Anna Levine
Wayne Nolan:
Will Patton
Ian:
Peter Maloney
Larry:
Steven Wright
Ray:
John Turturro
Victoria:
Anne Carlisle

Regional Variations (2)

Arena

Woody Guthrie

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

First transmitted in 1988, Arena presents a documentary programme exploring the life of Woody Guthrie, the travelling American singer-songwriter. Show more

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