Programme Index

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6.00 Failure of Materials: the Last of the Liberty Ships

6.25 Organic Chemistry - Home and Away

6.50 Running the Country: British Car Transplants

7.15 Pilgrimage: the Shrine at Loreto

7.40 Science: Practically Speaking

8.05 Biology: Molluscs, Mechanisms and Minds

8.30 An Historian at Work

8.55 English Whose English?

9.20 The Chemistry of the Invisible

9.45 Mechatronics: Sensing Intelligence

10.10 Images of the Cosmos: Our Invisible Sun

10.35 Race and Society: Education for All?

11.00 Build a Better Business

11.25 Open Advice: Something for Everyone

11.50 Death and Dying: One Fact, Many Facets

Continuing the short season or films starring Peter Sellers is this black farce, also starring Terry-Thomas, Dennis Price

When Michael Dennis threatens to publish lurid details of Lord Mayley's private life, the horrified peer contacts other blackmail victims and together they hatch a murderous plot.
(1957) B/W
Arena: the Peter Sellers Story is at 8.55pm
The Pink Panther Strikes Again is at 11.05pm
Film Reviews pages 45-52


Mario Zampi
Sonny MacGregor:
Peter Sellers
Lord Mayley:
null Terry-Thomas
Michael Dennis:
Dennis Price
Flora Ransom:
Peggy Mount
Belinda Wright:
Shirley Eaton
Lady Mayley:
Georgina Cookson
Ethel Ransom:
Joan Sims
Rev Bastable:
Miles Malleson
Kenneth Griffith

Preston Sturges's classic comedy, starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee
After five years of marriage, inventor Tom Jeffers and his wife Gerry have everything but money. Gerry decides that she must divorce him and find a new and very rich partner - in Palm Beach, Florida.
(1942) B/W
Film Reviews pages 45-52


Preston Sturges
Gerry Jeffers:
Claudette Colbert
Tom Jeffers:
Joel McCrea
Princess Centimillia:
Mary Astor
JD Hackensacker lll:
Rudy Vallee
Sig Arno
Mr Hinch:
Robert Warwick
Arthur Stuart Hull
The Ale and Quail Club:
William Demarest
The Ale and Quail Club:
Jack Norton
The Ale and Quail Club:
Robert Greig
The Ale and Quail Club:
Roscoe Ates
The Ale and Quail Club:
Dewey Robinson
The Ale and Quail Club:
Chester Conklin
The Ale and Quail Club:
Sheldon Jett
on BBC Two England

Further coverage of the World Indoor Championships from the Guild Hall, Preston. Featuringthe climax of the five-set final in the pairs competition.
Commentary by David Rhys Jones , Jimmy Davidson , Mal Hughes , David McGill ,
John Bell. With Dougie Donnelly.


Commentary By:
David Rhys Jones
Commentary By:
Jimmy Davidson
Commentary By:
Mal Hughes
Commentary By:
David McGill
Commentary By:
John Bell.
Dougie Donnelly.
on BBC Two England

The best of Thursday's Top of the Pops and nostalgia from 1981 with Kim Wilde , the Passions, Status Quo and Joe Dolce 's numberone, Shaddup You Face. Plus the Stranglersmakingtheir TOTP debut in 1977 with Go Buddy Go. ProducerRlcBlaxill Stereo .................


Kim Wilde
Joe Dolce

Second of a six-part series in which political gurus debate their ideas for the future.

Tonight, former Greenpeace International Executive Director Paul Gilding claims green activism no longer has a leading role to play in saving the environment. He believes the hearts and minds of the general public have been won, and it is now up to business the lead the way. Hosted by political commentator Andrew Marr, with Anna Bramwell, environmental adviser at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and former Green Party leader Sarah Parkin.


Paul Gilding
Andrew Marr
Anna Bramwell
Sarah Parkin
Helen Batten
Executive Producer:
Philip Clarke

Journalist Arthur Kent , who covered the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, returns to find that peace is as distant as ever. Civil war rages and an ever-growing number of Afghanis live in refugee camps. In Kabul, Kent finds a determined but bitter people who accuse the United Nations of betrayal. Ed Stourton , who presents the programme from Berlin, profiles a cult personality, transsexual Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, who has decided to emigrate because of rising intolerance in Germany. Also, holidays Sri Lanka style: while foreigners flock to the island for its miles of beautiful coastline, most local people head off instead on Buddhist pilgrimages.
Editor Keith Bowers


Arthur Kent
Ed Stourton
Charlotte Von
Keith Bowers

The last of a three-part film portrait of one of the world's great comic actors.
Tonight's film begins in 1964, with Sellers at the peak of his success. Dr Strangelove and The Pink Panther are filling cinemas throughout the world and his marriage to Britt Ekland is making the headlines. Then it all goes wrong - he nearly dies of a heart attack and his film fortunes nosedive with a series of flops. Sellers's career is rescued ten years later by The Return of the Pink Panther, but his private life is still chaotic, with two more marriages and the constant fear of another heart attack.

(The Pink Panther Strikes Again is at 1 1.05pm)


Peter Lydon
Series Editor:
Anthony Wall
Series Editor:
Nigel Finch

A five-part production of the novel by Edith Wharton , set in the 1870s.
3: Ambush. The Buccaneers are taking English society by storm. But Virginia has made an unpleasant discovery,
Conchita is disillusioned by her marriage and Nan has received a proposal.
Shown last Sunday on BBC I. For part 4 and cast see tomorrow at 9.05pm on BBC 1


Novel By:
Edith Wharton

Comedy, concluding the season of films starring Peter Sellers

On the verge of release after years of treatment in a psychiatric hospital, former Chief Inspector Dreyfus is driven mad by a chance encounter with the innocent cause of his breakdown, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Dreyfus assembles an international network of top assassins to eliminate his arch-enemy, but his intended victim creates more mayhem than the Doomsday Machine.
(1976) (Stereo)
Film Reviews pages 45-52


Blake Edwards
Inspector Jacques Clouseau:
Peter Sellers
Chief Inspector Dreyfus:
Herbert Lom
Alec Drummond:
Colin Blakely
Supt Quinlan:
Leonard Rossiter
Lesley-Anne Down
Bert Kwouk
Andre Maranne
Dr Hugo Fassbender:
Richard Vernon
Michael Robbins
Margo Fassbender:
Briony McRoberts
President Gerald Ford:
Dick Crockett
Secretary of State Kissinger:
Byron Kane
CIA Director:
Paul Maxwell
US Admiral:
Robert Beatty
Dudley Sutton
Mrs Leverillly:
Vanda Godsell
Mr Bullock:
Norman Mitchell
Mrs Japonica:
Patsy Smart
Mr Shork:
Tony Sympson
Mr Stutterstut:
George Leech

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