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Eerie fantasy mystery starring Laurence Naismith. With the First World War at an end a widowed mother of two has little money. Then the mysterious but compassionate Mr Blunden comes to call and offers her work. Review pages 63-97. Director Lionel Jeffries (1972. U)


Laurence Naismith
Mr Blunden
Lionel Jeffries

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Crime drama. After witnessing a sailor murder his ex-girlfriend, a girl (Hayley Mills) is kidnapped by the killer and finds herself helping him in his bid to escape the police. Show more


Horst Buchholz
Supt. Graham:
John Mills
Mrs Phillips:
Megs Jenkins
PC George Williams:
Meredith Edwards
undefined Shari
Inspector Bridges:
Christopher Rhodes
Kenneth Griffith
'Poloma' Captain:
George Pastell
'Poloma' First Officer:
Paul Stassino


There's high drama at Longleat as pregnant marmoset Michelle undergoes a risky emergency Caesarean to deliver her baby. Meanwhile, staff are faced with the challenge of moving 240 deer, and Longleat's new recruit has further training on the lake before taking his exam. Kate Humble and Ben Fogle present.
Series producer Chris Powell


Kate Humble
Ben Fogle
Chris Powell

4/5. Closing Time. When Ditchling's Sandrock Inn is bought out by developers, the locals pull together in an attempt to save their beloved pub, as a rich cast of characters give their opinion on the sale. However, their tough stand seems to be in vain.
Director Luke Holland ; Series editor Nick Fraser
First shown on BBC4 The Perfect Village on BBC4 at 8.30pm


Luke Holland
Nick Fraser

New series 1/5. Australia. In an age where obesity is a growing problem in Britain, can anything be learnt
- from the Stone Age diet? Travelling back in time to find out what our ancestors would have eaten, Ray compares today's microwave meals and fast-food snacks with a diet of wilted nettles and berries. Ray begins his investigation in Australia, where
Aboriginals talk about what food means to huntergatherers, and discuss its role in their culture.
Executive producer Ben Southwell


Ben Southwell

Father and son Peter and Dan Snow scrutinise
Britain's £1 trillion economy, and explain how it has become the fifth largest in the world. They meet workers from all parts of the financial arena, including hedge-fund billionaires and Cornish fishermen, and also find out where the cash ends up.


Dan Snow

Manish Bhasin presents highlights of the third day's play in the final test between Australia and England at the SCG in Sydney. More tomorrow at 11.20pm.
Producer Matthew Coliandris ; Editor Mark Cole 0 Digital viewers can access further highlights from day three of the Fifth Test from 10pm to 12 midnight by pressing the red button, and from 12 midnight to 7.15am they can access live commentary of the fourth day's play from Five Live Sports Extra. plus detailed statistics


Manish Bhasin
Matthew Coliandris

Horror drama starring Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee. A London surgeon works to develop anaesthetics in the days when medical treatment was primitive and hospitals resembled torture chambers. But a demonstration of his "gas" goes badly wrong. Review pages 63-97.
Director Robert Day (1962,15) (BW)


Boris Karloff
Christopher Lee.
Dr Bolton:
Boris Karloff
Betta St John
Resurrection Joe:
Christopher Lee
Supt Matheson:
Finlay Currie
Adrienne Corri
Black Ben:
Francis de Wolff
Jonathan Bolton:
Francis Matthews
Frank Pettingell
Basil Dignam
Mrs Matheson:
Marian Spencer

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