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Adventure starring Marshall Thompson
Dr Marsh Tracy's Animal Behaviour Centre in Africa is home to an odd collection of animals - including a a lion with eye problems.
Dr Marsh Tracy MARSHALL THOMPSON , Julie Harper BETSY DRAKE , Paula CHERYL MILLER , Rupert Rowbotham RICHARD HAYDN , Carter ALAN CAILLOU , Juma ROCKNE TARKINGTON
Director Andrew Marton (1965) ................... * FILM REVIEWS pages 43-50

Contributors

Unknown:
Marshall Thompson
Unknown:
Dr Marsh Tracy
Unknown:
Marshall Thompson
Harper:
Betsy Drake
Unknown:
Cheryl Miller
Unknown:
Richard Haydn
Unknown:
Alan Caillou
Unknown:
Rockne Tarkington
Director:
Andrew Marton

' Crime drama, based on a Raymond Chandler screenplay, starring Alan Ladd
Veronica Lake
Returningfrom the Second World War,
Johnny Morrison finds himself suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife. Johnny Morrison
ALAN LADD. Joyce Harwood
VERONICA LAKE. Buzz Wanchek WILLIAM BENDIX, Eddie Harwood H
OWARD DA SILVA
Director George Marshall (1946) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 43-50

Contributors

Unknown:
Raymond Chandler
Unknown:
Alan Ladd
Unknown:
Veronica Lake
Unknown:
Johnny Morrison
Unknown:
Alan Ladd.
Unknown:
Veronica Lake.
Unknown:
Oward Da
Director:
George Marshall

Historical adventure starring Rory Calhoun
The year is 280 BC and on the island of Rhodes, an Athenian soldier, forbidden from leaving the island, unwittingly joins a rebel plot against the tyrannical King Xerxes. (196 * FILM REVIEWS pages 43-50

Contributors

Director:
Sergio Leone
Dario:
Rory Calhoun
Diala:
Lea Massari
Peliocles:
Georges Marchal
Thar:
Conrado San Martin
Koros:
Angel Aranda
Mirte:
Mabel Karr
Lissipo:
Jorge Rigaud

Last in the series of the cookery game show in which top chefs are put to the test with mystery ingredients and limited cooking time. Ainsley Harriott and Antony Worrall-Thompson compete to create new recipes using chicken and trout. With Fern Britton.
Director John Gorman ; Producer Linda Clifford
PROGRAMME RECIPES: see Ceefax page 613.

Contributors

Unknown:
Antony Worrall-Thompson
Unknown:
Fern Britton.
Director:
John Gorman
Producer:
Linda Clifford

Geoff Hamilton prepares the foundations for a brilliant spring display. Stephen Lacey has tips on extending the late summer show of colour with a mass of tender perennials. Gay Search finds out how a neglected garden was transformed into a fitting setting for a Victorian house in Yorkshire, and Adrian Bloom shows how to create drama and elegance with weeping shrubs, weeping trees and even weeping grasses.
See Geoff Hamilton: page 35

Contributors

Presenter:
Geoff Hamilton
Presenter:
Stephen Lacey
Presenter:
Adrian Bloom
Series Producer:
Betty Talks
Executive Producer:
Tony Laryea

Regional Variations (2)

Rab C Nesbitt

Series 3

Episode 5: Right

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Savage rhetoric from Scotland's string-vested, beer-guzzling sage. Rab decides to behave respectably on his release from jail - for about five minutes. Show more

Contributors

Rab C Nesbitt:
Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt:
Elaine C Smith
Prison Governor:
Paul Brooke
DSS clerk:
Lee Cornes
Sandy McKean:
Gerard Kelly
Director:
Ron Bain

The third of fourone-off comedy pilots. Mac. A rabid nationalist and self-appointed saviour of Scotland, Mac is driven to despair when his brother Findlay seems set to hire an Englishman to run the family business.
Written by Jack Docherty ; Producers Caroline Roberts and Jack Docherty ; Director Caroline Roberts

Contributors

Written By:
Jack Docherty
Producers:
Caroline Roberts
Producers:
Jack Docherty
Director:
Caroline Roberts
Mac:
Jack Docherty
Findlay:
Gordon Kennedy
Van Webster:
Nick Hancock
Aileen:
Elaine Collins
Mrs Hunter:
Primrose Milligan

The return of the series in which celebrities talk to Nick Hancock about the things they hate most. This week's guest is Richard Wilson.
See today's choices.

Followed by Video Nation Shorts

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Hancock
Guest:
Richard Wilson
Director:
John F D Northover
Producer:
Lissa Evans

Concluding the series of highlights from this year's festival. Tonight,
John Shuttleworth , Phil Kayand Ken Campbell demonstrate the fine art of comedy. Producer Archie Lauchlan ; Editor John Archer

Contributors

Unknown:
John Shuttleworth
Unknown:
Phil Kayand
Unknown:
Ken Campbell
Producer:
Archie Lauchlan
Editor:
John Archer

Tonight, an adaptation of crime writer Jim Thompson 's short story, directed by Hollywood actorTom Cruise. The Frightening Framm/s
Mitch Allison , an eternally optimistic grifter, "borrows"$25,000 from his wife Bette and hits the road. Not long afterwards, he is conned himself and loses all the money to an elderly couple in a fixed card game. Penniless, he is picked up, while hitch-hiking, by femme fatale Babe Lonsdale and her husband.
Adapted by Jon Robin Baitz
ColourandBjW Stereo ......................

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Thompson
Unknown:
Mitch Allison
Unknown:
Babe Lonsdale
Adapted By:
Jon Robin Baitz
Mitch Allison:
Peter Gallagher
Babe Lonsdale:
Isabella Rossellini
Bette Allison:
Nancy Travis
Ugolino:
Joe Viterelli
Martin Lonsdale:
John Reilly

Crime drama starring
James Cagney
Barbara Payton
Escaped prisoner Ralph Cotter kills the brother of his female accomplice. While she vows revenge, he marries a beautiful socialite who is unaware of his true identity.
Director Gordon Douglas (1950) B/W ... * FILM REVIEWS pages 43-50

Contributors

Unknown:
James Cagney
Unknown:
Barbara Payton
Unknown:
Ralph Cotter
Director:
Gordon Douglas
Ralph Cotter:
James Cagney
Holiday Carleton:
Barbara Payton
Margaret Dobson:
Helena Carter
lnspector Weber:
Ward Bond
Cherokee Mandon:
Luther Adler

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