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Crime adventure, beginninga season of films featuring
Leslie Charteris 's famous sleuth.
Starri ng Louis Hayward
The Robin Hood of modern crime joins the fight against the New York underworld and, in particular, the battle to haltthe criminal career of the Machiavellian "Big Fellow". Director Ben Holmes (1938, PG)
Blackand white
♦ See Films: pages 67-72

Contributors

Unknown:
Leslie Charteris
Unknown:
Robin Hood
Director:
Ben Holmes

Live Asian arts and entertainment magazine. This week, singer Apache Indian asks whythere is a lack of successful Asians in the pop business. With Mo Dutta and Rajesh Mirchandani.
Phone-in number: (0121) [number removed](standard rates apply)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mo Dutta
Unknown:
Rajesh Mirchandani.

Musical, beginning today's Saturday Matinée triple bill featuring the work of Hollywood choreographer Busby Berkeley.
A struggling producer and three out-of-work dancers team up to put on a new show, but they are hindered by financial problems.
(1933) Black and white
See Films: pages 67-72

Contributors

Choreography:
Busby Berkeley
Director:
Mervyn Leroy
J Lawrence Bradford:
Warren William
Carol King:
Joan Blondell
Trixie Lorraine:
Aline MacMahon
Polly Parker:
Ruby Keeler
Brad Roberts:
Dick Powell

Musical comedy, the second of three Saturday Matinee films featuring the work of choreographer
Busby Berkeley. Starring
Mickey Rooney , Judy Garland
Student playboy Danny Churchill Jr still finds a beautiful girl to pursue, even after he is exiled to a men-only college.
Danny Churchill Jr MICKEY ROONEY , GingerGray JUDY GARLAND Bud Livermore GIL STRATTON , Henry Lathrop ROBERT E STRICKLAND. "Rags" "RAGS" RAGLAND
Director Norman Taurog (1943)
Black and white ..... ◆ See Films: pages 67-72 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
Busby Berkeley.
Unknown:
Mickey Rooney
Unknown:
Judy Garland
Unknown:
Danny Churchill Jr
Unknown:
Danny Churchill Jr Mickey Rooney
Unknown:
Gingergray Judy Garland
Unknown:
Bud Livermore Gil Stratton
Unknown:
Henry Lathrop Robert E Strickland.
Director:
Norman Taurog

The Saturday Mat/neetriple bill concludes with a musical starring
Esther Williams , Van Johnson
Julie Hallerton is determined to get her workaholic boss's mind off business.
Julie Hallerton ESTHER WILLIAMS , Ray Lloyd VAN JOHNSON
Barry Gordon TONY MARTIN. Hank JOHN BROMFIELD
, Nancy Parmel EDNA SKINNER
DirectorCharles Walters (1953) ◆ See Films: pages 67-72 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
Esther Williams
Unknown:
Van Johnson
Unknown:
Julie Hallerton
Unknown:
Julie Hallerton Esther Williams
Unknown:
Ray Lloyd van Johnson
Unknown:
Barry Gordon Tony Martin.
Unknown:
Hank John Bromfield
Unknown:
Nancy Parmel Edna Skinner
Director:
Charles Walters

Regional Variations (2)

Rhodes

Episode 6: Land, Gold and Loot

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Dr Jameson has engineered a war against Matabeleland. Rhodes sets up a colony in the defeated territory, laying the foundations of apartheid in the reserves for the native people. Show more

The New Silk Road
The ancient Silk Road brought prosperity to the cities of central Asia. Now another precious commodity- opium, and its derivative heroin - is following the same path, leaving drug addicts, smugglers and chaos in its wake.
Tonight's documentary investigates this new narcotic route. Peregrine Hodson reports on the crisis from northern Afghanistan, a country now estimated to be the source of half of the world's heroin, and war-torn Tajikistan, whence the passage of drugs winds its way through the former Soviet Union and into the western world.
Producer Giselle Portenier ; Editor Keith Bowers

Contributors

Unknown:
Silk Road
Unknown:
Peregrine Hodson
Unknown:
Soviet Union
Producer:
Giselle Portenier
Editor:
Keith Bowers

The second semi-final of the Grand Prix gets under way this evening at the Bournemouth International Centre. If
Peter Ebdon and 1994 Grand Prix champion John Higgins have won the previous rounds, there could be an intriguing match in prospect. Presented by David Vine , with commentary by Ray Edmonds , Clive Everton , John Spencer , Dennis Taylor and John Virgo. Coverage continues at 12 midnight.
Directors Trevor Morris , Mike Ward and John Watts Editors Gary Franses and Rupert Rumney
Stereo......

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Ebdon
Unknown:
John Higgins
Presented By:
David Vine
Commentary By:
Ray Edmonds
Commentary By:
Clive Everton
Commentary By:
John Spencer
Commentary By:
Dennis Taylor
Commentary By:
John Virgo.
Directors:
Trevor Morris
Directors:
Mike Ward
Directors:
John Watts
Editors:
Gary Franses
Editors:
Rupert Rumney

Actress Maureen Lipman joins team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton for another round of the satirical news quiz presented by Angus Deayton.
(Shown yesterday) (Stereo)

Contributors

Presenter:
Angus Deayton
Team captain:
Ian Hislop
Team captain:
Paul Merton
Panellist:
Maureen Lipman

A Screen Two drama starring Lia Williams, Pauline Collins, Annette Crosbie

Two young children are brought to Janet Hinton, a social worker in the Scottish Highlands. When both she and an independent expert become convinced that the children are part of a ritual child abuse network, the small community is thrown into disarray.
See today's choices.
Andrew Duncan interviews Pauline Collins: page 20

Contributors

Writery:
Michael Eaton
Producer:
Norman McCandlish
Director:
Michael Whyte
Unknown:
Andrew Duncan
Unknown:
Pauline Collins
Janet Hinton:
Lia Williams
Aileen Matthews:
Pauline Collins
Elizabeth Mackay:
Annette Crosbie
Nell Ogilvie:
Patricia Kerrigan
Amy Ogllvie:
Kelly MacDonald
Gordon Weir:
Clive Russell
Magda Lewis:
Susan Vidler
Estelle:
Barbara Peirson
Dr Torrance:
Garrick Hagon
Jamie Ogilvie:
Gordon McCorkell
Cindi Ogilvie:
Lyndsay Henderson
Annie:
Molly Weir
Headmistress:
Janette Foggo
Hostel supervisor:
Lesley Mackie
George:
Gary Lewis
Terry Rainbird:
John Buick
Becky Rainbird:
Patricia Ross
Josie Rainbird:
Sophie Scott
Dorian Rainbird:
Gareth White
Police constable:
David Gallacher
Doctor:
Ronald Simon
First survivor:
Mary Waters
Second survivor:
Philip Carroll

Lifeboat coxswain Eric Ward comes from St Ives, Cornwall, a town known both for its fishing industry and its vibrant artistic community. Ten years ago, Eric applied brush to canvas and tapped into a hitherto hidden talent for life-painting.
See today's choices.

Contributors

Subject:
Eric Ward
Producer:
Edi Smockum
Series Producer:
Bob Long

More green-baize action from the International Centre in Bournemouth as the second semi-final is played to its conclusion.
See 8.10pm for details. Coverage of the final starts tomorrow at 2.00pm on BBC2.
(Stereo)

Drama starring
Julie Christie
As she prepares to leave Buenos
Aires, Miss Mary Mulligan recalls her years as governess to a rich aristocratic family whose strict codes of conduct allow sexual freedom to men, but not to women. Some dialogue in Spanish with English subtitles.
Director Maria LuisaBemberg (1986. 15).. + See Films: pages 67-72 ***
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Contributors

Unknown:
Julie Christie
Unknown:
Miss Mary Mulligan
Director:
Maria Luisabemberg
Mary Mulligan:
Julie Christie
Mecha:
Nacha Guevara
Perla:
Luisina Brando
Alfredo:
Eduardo Pavlovsky
Ernesto:
Gerardo Romano
Grandmother:
Iris Marga
Grandfather:
Guillermo Battaglia

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