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Adaptation of H G Wells's novel, starring John Mills Sally Ann Howes
Reflecting on a life of missed opportunities, draper Alfred Polly hits upon a drastic solution to his seemingly insurmountable problems.
Director Anthony Pelissier 0 FILMS: pages 31-34

Contributors

Unknown:
John Mills
Unknown:
Sally Ann Howes
Unknown:
Draper Alfred Polly
Director:
Anthony Pelissier
Alfred Polly:
John Mills
Cristabel:
Sally Ann Howes
Plump woman:
Megs Jenkins
Uncle Jim:
Finlay Currie
Annie:
Diana Churchill
Miriam:
Bett Ann Davies

Six-part adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic story.
It is fortunate that Martha doesn't notice when the house turns into a castle.
Dramatised by Helen Cresswell.
(Stereo)
Teletext Subtitles: p888

Contributors

Author:
E. Nesbit
Dramatised by:
Helen Cresswell
Cyril:
Simon Godwin
Anthea:
Nicole Mowat
Robert:
Charlie Richards
Jane:
Tamzen Audas
Martha:
Laura Brattan
Psammead:
Francis Wright
Andrew:
Paul Shearer

Josh and Todd argue over the selection for the football team, but just when their relationship looks on the slide, an alsatian comes to the rescue. Jim disapproves of Lucy's modelling and is furious when she disobeys him.
● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

Contributors

Madge Bishop:
Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop:
Ian Smith
Jim Robinson:
Alan Dale
Paul Robinson:
Stefan Dennis
Lucy Robinson:
Melissa Bell
Helen Daniels:
Anne Haddy
Todd Landers:
Kristian Schmid
Joe Mangel:
Mark Little
Melanie Pearson:
Lucinda Cowden
Caroline Alessi:
Gillian Blakeney
Christina Robinson:
Gayle Blakeney
Josh Anderson:
Jeremy Angerson
Dorothy Burke:
Maggie Dence
Toby Mangel:
Ben Geurens
Gemma Ramsay:
Beth Buchanan
Cody Willis:
Amelia Frid
Doug Willis:
Terence Donovan
Pam Willis:
Sue Jones
Adam Willis:
Ian Williams
Gaby Willis:
Rachel Blakely
Glen Donnelly:
Richard Huggett
Michael Daniels:
Brian Blain
Simon Hunter:
Frederick Whitlock
Karen Constantine:
Fiona Jarvis
Julian Masters:
John Osbourne

Presented by Desmond Lynam from Barcelona.
Athletics
6.15 Men's 400m hurdles, semi-final
6.30 Men's discus final
6.40 Women's 400m hurdles final
7.00 Men's 3,000m steeplechase, semi-finals
Commonwealth champion Sally Gunnell is Britain's gold medal hope in the women's 400m hurdles final. She ran the third fastest time in history at the world championships last year, but a mistake at the last hurdle cost her the race and the gold medal went to the Unified
Team's Tatyana Ledovskaya. Her greatest rivals tonight should be Ledovskaya and the American Sandra Farmer-
Patrick, who is renowned for her outrageous taste in running kits. She won the US trials in a blue, gold and red sequinned top and orange tutu.
The men's event has reached the semi-final stage, and European champion
Kriss Akabusi will be running for a place in Thursday's final.

Contributors

Presented By:
Desmond Lynam
Unknown:
Sally Gunnell
Unknown:
Tatyana Ledovskaya.
Unknown:
Kriss Akabusi

Design Update. Each year about 7,000 design graduates enter the job market looking for work at home and abroad.
Danielle Lux and Raj Dhanda look at some of the areas they can specialise in, from graphic and textile design to designing cars and computer games. Director Rik Lander
Series producer Sebastian Scott
A Diverse production for BBCtv (Rev rpt)

Contributors

Unknown:
Raj Dhanda
Director:
Rik Lander
Producer:
Sebastian Scott

Documentaries exploring aspects of American life.
Revelations. A look at how small-town America is reacting to the current state of the world. In West Virginia, one family of patriots and Bible believers worries that the book of Revelations is proving true, with Armageddon looming and America destroying itself.
Each night, amid the sport, quiz shows and soaps, television reporters confirm a litany of crime, high unemployment, the demise of industry, the rise of imports, riot and disillusion. As a state trooper checks his gun, he blames Dr Spock for the rise in crime.
Producer Paul Watson
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Contributors

Producer:
Paul Watson

Live coverage of the first round of the men's 5,000m, with the former European champion
Jack Buckner (whose brother Tom runs in the steeplechase) hoping to lead the British trio into tomorrow's semi-finals.

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Buckner

A startling detective story, this film is based on a short story by Jorge Luis Borges and is written and directed by Alex Cox.
In the comic book world of a timeless Latin American country, famed policeman Inspector Lonnrot becomes embroiled in a series of murders. Rejecting all obvious solutions to the crime he discovers a more complex set of clues only to find himself enmeshed in a diabolical plot.
A Karl H Braun production for BBCtv
Teletext Subtitles: page 888

Contributors

Story By:
Jorge Luis Borges
Directed By:
Alex Cox.
Unknown:
Inspector Lonnrot
Unknown:
Karl H Braun
Lonnrot:
Peter Boyle
Treviranus:
Miguel Sandoval
Zum:
Christopher Eccleston
Blot:
Pedro Armendariz
Novalis:
Alonso Echanove

An introduction to the game of poker, including interviews with fanatics such as Telly Savalas and coverage of the 1990 World Series final, which was won by a Briton. Presented by British author and former poker pro Anthony Holden. Director John Purdie
Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Holden.
Director:
John Purdie
Producer:
Peter Bazalgette

Second of two programmes shown as a tribute to the life and work of one of Britain's most uncompromising modern architects Sir James Stirling , who died recently. Tonight's film looks at one of his most celebrated architectural creations, the Leicester University Engineering
Building, designed with James Gowaninl963.
Director Sue Sudbury
Producer Ruth Rosenthal

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir James Stirling
Unknown:
James Gowaninl963.
Producer:
Ruth Rosenthal

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