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Comedy, first in a Saturday Matinée Cary Grant double bill. A man remarries after his explorer wife goes missing but is shocked when she returns years later. Review page 43. Director Garson Kanin (1940, U)
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Cary Grant
Garson Kanin

Second World War drama which tells the stirring tale of HMS Torrin, a ship lost in the Battle of Crete. (1942, U) (B/W) (S) *****
Film of the Week: page 39


Noël Coward
David Lean
Captain D:
Noël Coward
O/S Shorty Blake:
John Mills
CPO Walter Hardy:
Bernard Miles
Alix Kinross:
Celia Johnson
Mrs Hardy:
Joyce Carey

The third and final election special, pinpointing profound, revealing and absurd moments of the past week's campaigning. Hosted by Jeremy Paxman , with guest the award-winning American film-maker Michael Moore.
Producer MaryWilkinson (S) (W)
Then Party Election Broadcast By the Conservative Party. (S)


Jeremy Paxman
Michael Moore.

Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon reveals a fascinating history of the nation's love affair with the bottle as George Cruikshank 's forgotten masterpiece The Worship of Bacchus goes on show in the Tate Modern. Cruikshank's little known work depicts Victorian society's ambivalent relationship with the "demon drink" and still hits a nerve in contemporary Britain because it pinpoints the moment in our nation's history when going out to become intentionally drunk became the British leisure activity of choice.
(S) (W)
Website: [web address removed]


Andrew Graham-Dixon
Nicky Pattison
Executive producer:
Franny Moyle

The Mystery of Mount McKinley. The second in the series about mountaineering achievements travels to Alaska in an attempt to unravel the controversy surrounding who was the first to reach the summit of North America's highest peak, Mount McKinley. The account, part detective story, part farce, includes alleged ascents by Dr Frederick Cook in 1906, then a group of Alaskan miners fuelled by coffee and doughnuts, and in 1913, Hudson Stuck, Archdeacon of the Yukon.
Producer Mick Conefrey ; Executive producer Olivia Uchtenstein (S) (W)


Mount McKinley.
Dr Frederick Cook
Mick Conefrey
Olivia Uchtenstein

David Cassidy looks back to 1972, in this repeated series celebrating the popular culture of the seventies, and recalls his battle with Donny Osmond to become the top teen heart-throb. He remembers the challenge Magpie posed to Blue Peter, the appeal of Fruit Salad sweets, the racial disharmony of Love Thy Neighbour, and the influence of The Joy of Sex and Cosmopolitan.
(R) (S) (W)
Website: [web address removed]
BBC Music: CD of soundtrack now available


David Cassidy
Marina Warsama
Series Producer:
Alan Brown

First in a double bill of westerns starring Marlon Brando.
A cattle baron employs the services of a bounty hunter when a gang of thieves keep raiding his herds.
Review page 43.
(1976, 15) (S) ****
Barry Norman on Jack Nicholson: page 44


Arthur Penn
Lee Clayton:
Marlon Brando
Tom Logan:
Jack Nicholson
Little Tod:
Randy Quaid
Jane Braxton:
Kathleen Lloyd
Frederic Forrest
Harry Dean Stanton
David Braxton:
John McLiam
John Ryan

Western, concluding tonight's Marlon Brando double bill.
Bandit Rio vows revenge after his partner, Dad Longworth , rides off with the loot from a robbery, leaving him to be captured by a posse. Five years later, Rio plans to rob a bank in a town where Longworth, who has now gone straight, is the sheriff. Widescreen. Ends 2.45. Review page 43.
Director Marlon Brando (1961, PG) (S)


Dad Longworth
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Dad Longworth:
Karl Maiden
Katy Jurado
Pina Pellicer
Slim Pickens
Bob Amory:
Ben Johnson

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