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Comedy starring Ginger Rogers
Ronald Colman
When a handsome stranger wishes Jean Newton good luck she buys a sweepstake ticket with him on a hunch.
But Jean soon finds she's taking a chance on romance.
Director Lewis Milestone (1940)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41

Contributors

Unknown:
Ginger Rogers
Unknown:
Ronald Colman
Unknown:
Jean Newton
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Jean Newton:
Ginger Rogers
David Grant:
Ronald Colman
Freddie:
Jack Carson
Aunt:
Spring Byington
MrsSylvester:
Cecilia Loftus
Charles:
Billy Gilbert

Live coverage from
Headingley of the first morning's play between
England and South Africa in the second Cornhill Insurance Test.
Commentary by Richie Benaud , David Gower , Geoffrey Boycott , Jack Bannister and Robin Jackman. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie

Contributors

Commentary By:
Richie Benaud
Commentary By:
David Gower
Commentary By:
Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By:
Jack Bannister
Commentary By:
Robin Jackman.
Introduced By:
Tony Lewis.
Unknown:
Alan Griffiths
Producer:
Keith MacKenzie

Regional Variations (2)

Canvas

Series 2

Episode 3: Jack B. Yeats: 1871-1957

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

James White, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, talks about the paintings and drawings of Jack B. Yeats, brother of the poet W.B. Yeats.

The Maverick Solution. A small engineering firm in Brazil could provide a blueprint for the successful management of companies in the 21st century. David Lomax reports.
Producer Brian Davies Stereo Subtitled 29

Contributors

Unknown:
David Lomax
Producer:
Brian Davies

Let's Kill Nanny
"The welfare state is our enemy. It has failed entirely to deliver what it promised.
Worse than that, its tangled web of rules and obligations has destroyed the capacity of free men and women to make their own choices. The time has come to liberate ourselves from its cramping oppression." These are the views of David Marsland , co-author of a recent publication from the Adam
Smith Institute, entitled The End of the Welfare State. He argues that after 50 years, the welfare state has grown into a monstrous nanny which is strangling the economy and crushing self-reliance. Is it now time for it to be dismantled?
Director Norma Howe ; Producer Gavin Dutton
POLLY TOYNBEE page 22

Contributors

Unknown:
David Marsland
Director:
Norma Howe
Producer:
Gavin Dutton
Unknown:
Polly Toynbee

"If you have created garden, you have created a work of art," says Geoff Hamilton. A quarter of a century ago, Hamilton's predecessor Percy Thrower became the first gardening superstar, when Gardeners'
World evolved out of an earlier programme Gardening Club.
This celebration of the 25th anniversary traces the evolution of a programme that has made household names of screen gardeners, and has been at the forefront of the ever-growing popularity of gardening.
And how times and techniques have changed. In a pilot programme for Gardening Club the curator of Oxford's
Botanical Gardens wanted to show viewers the beauty of his blue water lillies. But the cumbersome television equipment took so long to set up that the lilies were closing by the time the crew was ready. So he offered viewers a loofah instead.
Producer Keith Haley ; Executive producer
John King Stereo Subtitled
Geoff Hamilton looks back over 25 years SEE FEATURE page 28

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Hamilton.
Unknown:
Percy Thrower
Producer:
Keith Haley
Unknown:
Geoff Hamilton

Arthur Smith enjoys London's cafe society; Alison Goldie visits Fez in Morocco; and Paddy Haycocks explores the Asturias region of Spain.
Producer Hilary Cornwall ; Senes producer
Liz Warner Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Alison Goldie
Unknown:
Paddy Haycocks
Producer:
Hilary Cornwall

In 1979 George Roberts, son of a Fleetwood trawlerman and father of two boys, started the slow and painful process of becoming Julia Grant. This documentary following the intimate transformation has been re-edited to form the first two parts of this trilogy. The third programme updates the story and reveals how Julia is coping with her new identity and role.
The films caused a stir when first screened although, as producer David Pearson wrote in Radio Times: "Judging from the hundreds of sympathetic letters received, the programmes have promoted some understanding."
In this first film Julia talks about her life - from early childhood through homosexual encounters and drag queen performances - and undergoes cross-examination by an apparently unsympathetic NHS psychiatrist. Subtitled

Contributors

Unknown:
George Roberts
Unknown:
Julia Grant.
Producer:
David Pearson

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