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Starring Rex Harrison, Vivien Leigh

When Frank Burdon, an urbane reporter, arrives in a tiny Scottish town, his twin pursuits of romance and justice cause nationwide ripples.
Films: pages 49-56

Contributors

Director:
Ian Dalrymple
Director:
Victor Saville
Frank Burdon:
Rex Harrison
Victoria Gow:
Vivien Leigh
Provost Gow:
Cecil Parker
Miss Hegarty:
Sara Allgood
Lisbete Skirving:
Ursula Jeans
Horace Skirting:
Gus McNaughton
Fiscal:
Arthur Wontner
McKellar:
Edgar K Bruce

Starring
Margaret Lockwood Michael Rennie
A struggling young music publisher's life changes when a beautiful music hall star agrees to sing one of his songs.
Director Val Guest ● FILMS: pages 49-56

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Lockwood
Unknown:
Michael Rennie
EdieStory:
Margaret Lockwood
BobFielding:
Michael Rennie
SamKahn:
Vic Oliver
Jim Knight:
Peter Graves
George LeBrunn:
Moore Marriott
Pacey:
Frederick Burtwell

Once a year, trains carry an army of grape pickers on a journey to a land beyond the mountains, to the terraced slopes of Portugal's River Douro, where the harvest which will make the famous port wine is celebrated. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

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Followed by Westminster Live lain Macwhirter and John Cole present live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's questions.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Cole

The Reindeer Man. For 800 years reindeer have been absent from the Highlands of Scotland. It took Mikel Utsi , a Laplander, to reintroduce them. In this programme he tells of the trials and tribulations of his efforts.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mikel Utsi

John Ford 's court-martial drama starring
Jeffrey Hunter Arizona 1881: a black sergeant has been charged with rape and murder. His defence counsel not only has to prove his innocence but also combat the ignorant prejudice displayed by the local community.
(Omnibus begins a two-part profile of John Fordat 1 0.25pm on BBC1) ● FILMS: pages 49-56
Followed by Advent Calendar

Contributors

Unknown:
John Ford
Unknown:
Jeffrey Hunter Arizona
Lt Thomas Contrail:
Jeffrey Hunter
Sgt Braxton Rutledge:
Woody Strode
Mary Beecher:
Constance Towers
Major Fosgate:
Willis Bouchey
Mrs Fosgate:
Billie Burke

Nigeria - Giant on Trial. Nine years ago, a military coup was welcomed by Nigerians grown tired of civilian government corruption and ineptitude. Now there is an equal weariness with the military and their broken promises. Wole Soyinka , Nobel prize-winning novelist, asks whether President Babangida can keep his word and hand over power this month to a new, democratically elected civilian government.
Producer Richard Taylor Editor John Morrison
An Independent Image production for BBCtv

Contributors

Unknown:
Wole Soyinka
Producer:
Richard Taylor
Editor:
John Morrison

The countdown to Christmas continues with recipes for exotic preserves, plus the best drink gadgets for a Christmas stocking. And a round-the-world yacht team recruit two London chefs to advise them how to make appetising meals from basic ingredients. Director Linda Nash
Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks A Bazal production for BBCtv
Recipes on Ceefax page 686 e STEREO

Contributors

Director:
Linda Nash
Producers:
Alison Field
Producers:
Tim Hincks

Offbeat American science-fiction series starring Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell
Southern Comforts. 4 August 1961: blowing out birthday candles in a New Orleans bordello may be somebody's idea of heaven but Sam finds he has 24 hours to save one of the girls from an unpleasant death.
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Contributors

Sam Beckett:
Scott Bakula
Al:
Dean Stockwell
Marsha:
Rita Taggart
Gina:
Georgia Emelin
Sheriff Nolan:
David Graf
Jake:
Dan Butler

As police efficiency comes under Home Office scrutiny, industrialist
Sir John Harvey-Jones visits a police force with a legacy of low morale and poor public relations. Charge the Guns. South
Yorkshire police are probably best known for their involvement in the Hillsborough disaster and the miners' strike. But this is an image they're anxious to alter, and their new Chief Constable intends to make them the envy of every force in the country.
Sir John takes a close look at the organisation at all levels - from police stations to the panda car and the beat - and finds police officers anxious to see real, not cosmetic, change. Producer Robert Thirkell
Executive producer Richard Reisz
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Contributors

Unknown:
Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer:
Robert Thirkell
Producer:
Richard Reisz

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