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Comedy starring Jerry Lewis
Believing sympathetic handling can tame juvenile delinquents, a cop attempts to reform Sidney Pythias , with unexpected results.
Director Don McGuire (1957)
SEE FILMS pages 37-42


Jerry Lewis
Sidney Pythias
Don McGuire
Sidney Pythias:
Jerry Lewis
Mike Damon:
Darren McGavin
Martha Henshaw:
Martha Hyer
Robert Ivers
Capt Riiey:
Horace McMahon
Richard Bakalyan
Joe Corey
Mary Webster
Rocky Marciano:

The campaigning holiday programme.
This week includes a look at Mexico, as Paddy Haycocks dodges the tropical rainstorms in Canciin and scuba dives around the coral reefs made famous by Jacques Cousteau. Plus, the spectacular Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. Bill Oddie returns to the Shetlands, the site of the largest population of seabirds in Britain and a favourite holiday haunt for him. How have the islands fared since the Braer tanker disaster? And reporter Matthew Collins squares up to his latest video challenge. Presented by Penny Junor.
Penny Junor's holiday horrors SEE FEATURE page 28


Penny Junor
Paddy Haycocks
Bill Oddie
Matthew Collins
Linda Bell
Series Producer:
Rachel Hebditch

More comedy sketches written by and starring Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie
Among tonight's highlights are Fry as a British ambassador in the Middle East dealing with a little local difficulty in a particularly British way, a misunderstanding with a duel, the social problem caused when 25,000 redundant estate agents crop up in other jobs, and the hidden hazards of trying to communicate in a foreign language. And there's an unusual approach to mixing a drink in the cocktail bar recipe. With
Geoff McGivern , Rebecca Saire , Jo Unwin and Karen Gledhill. Director/Producer Kevin Bishop


Stephen Fry
Hugh Laurie
Geoff McGivern
Rebecca Saire
Jo Unwin
Karen Gledhill.

Documentary stories from unfamiliar cultures.
Diamonds in the Vegetable Market
Travellers stuck on a long-distance bus journey in India may well find themselves being entertained by peddlers and clowns. Afsar sells home-made cures and potions, but takes paracetamol for his own headaches. Shakeel offers soothing kohl for the eyes and sings Islamic songs. Hashmat is a magician, whose tricks display his dazzling sleight of hand. But behind his gaiety he hides a shameful secret. Director NilitaVachani
Series editor Alan Bookbinder
A Film Sixteen/ZDF production for BBCtv


Alan Bookbinder

Showcase for new directors.
Slugs and Snails
This offbeat documentary eavesdrops on three women in a beauty salon as they candidly discuss what delights and disgusts them about men, masculinity and male hygiene. Director Susan Brand
Series producer Colin Rose


Colin Rose

The War over Warhol
Since wealthy American artist Andy Warhol died, a row has erupted over who should inherit his millions.
This Late Show special investigates a tale of greed and intrigue in the art world.


Andy Warhol

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