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BBC Two England

King Alfred

Ian Grimble tells the story of the only English king to be called 'The Great.'
Producer FINLAY J. MACDONALD BBC Scotland
BBC Two England

Candide

by VOLTAIRE: translated and adapted by JAMES MACTAGGART A new and original look at Voltaire's satirical novel starring
Candide charts the travels of its hero, whose optimism is slowly eroded by a series of disastrous comic adventures.
The action was ravishing and ingenious.
(THE TIMES)
Producer CEDRIC MESSINA
Director JAMES MACTAGGART
BBC Two England

Midweek Cinema: I Know Where I'm Going

starring Wendy Hiller
Roger Livesey with Pamela Brown When Joan Webster leaves her native Midlands to marry the wealthy tenant of a tiny Hebridean island she believes her future is assured ...
Written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Films: page 13
BBC Two England

Arena: Art and Design

This month: Achtung Minen !
The work of Ian Hamilton Finlay
William Feaver introduces the latest work of this unique and controversial artist, known since the 60s as our foremost concrete poet. We visit Finláy's remote home in Scotland, where he has constructed his garden as a poem, a submarine noses its way through the bushes, an aircraft-carrier functions as a bird bath, and the sign on his front lawn tells us to beware of mines - Achtung Minen !
Plus Cleveland Brown a truly original naive painter from North London whose subjects include the Spaghetti House Siege and the Queen's Jubilee.
Commercial Break - News and pictures about other events in the arts.
Directors JOHN HOOPER and DIANA LASHMORE Producer LESLIE MEGAHEY
BBC Two England

Arena: Theatre: Hey Kids! Let's Do the Show Right Here...

This month Arena Theatre looks at the hard facts and the familiar cliches behind a new British Musical revival. A bitter-sweet story - with song and dance-as told by ex-'trouper' Glyn Worsnip. With sneak previews from The Travelling Music Show, Kings and Clowns, Kismet, and featuring Bruce Forsyth, Lionel Bart, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse, Frank Finlay, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber
BBC Two England

The Camerons

by ROBERT CRICHTON , dramatised in six parts by BILL CRAIG
5: Sam has won all the major events at the Pitmungo Games-the last before Lord Leitch closes the Sportin' Moor. As industrial unrest grows, the miners are laid off and Maggie introduces strict economies to protect the money in the ' kist It looks like being a bleak Christmas until Gillon, remembering his first adventure with Maggie, goes off to poach a salmon for the Cameron table.
Film cameraman STUART WYLD Film recordist CHARLES CLARK Film editor LOUIS MILLER Designer ALEX GOURLAY
Producer PHARIC MACLAREN Directed by PETER MOFFATT BBC Scotland
BBC Two England

I Know Where I'm Going

Written, produced and directed by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESS-BURGER, continuing a season of distinguished films celebrating one of the most successful partnerships in British cinema. starring
Wendy Hiller Roger Livesey
From the age of nine, the head-strong Joan Webster knew exactly where she was going. But stranded on the Isle of Mull on her way to marry a wealthy, elderly business-man, she's no longer so sure. For there she meets and falls in love with the impecunious Laird of Kiloran ...
The Archers scored another bulls-eye with this beautifully-made romance, infused with ancient Celtic legend and a dash of humour.
(Slack and white). Films: page 15
BBC Two England

Playhouse: Elizabeth Alone

A play in three parts by WILLIAM TREVOR. Part 2 with Barbara Ferris
Gawn Grainger , Doreen Mantle David Neal and Ian Marter
As Elizabeth recovers in hospital after her operation, Henry is busy setting his house in order and looking for a new job. But neither can easily shake off the past.
Music arranged and played by PETER BITHEIL
Lighting HOWARD KING Sound JOHN DELANY
Designer MARTIN COLLINS Producer ANN KIRCH
Directed by BRIAN PARKER (Final part next Friday)
BBC Two England

Screen Two: In the Secret State

starring Frank Finlay
Screenplay by BRIAN PHELAN from the novel by ROBERT MCCRUM
A Government Department with data on us all in its computers is not functioning quite as its ex-Head intended. Frank Strange sets out to clear his own name and finds he is investigating a murder. Frank Strange. FRANK FINLAY with WYLLIE LONGMORE
AMANDA NEYLON , RICHARD MAY ALAN THOMPSON , GURDIAL SIRA CHRISTOPHER BIRCH
SHOPE SHODEINDE
STEPHEN CHURCHETT
IAN BLEASDALE
JACK LONSDALE , IVOR SALTER ANDREW CUTHBERT
KALEEM JANJUA
BRENDA CAVENDISH
NICK ORCHARD
NEVILLE PHILLIPS
STEWART HARWOOD
JAMES WOOLLEY
RUSSELL DIXON
Music RICHARD HARVEY Editor DAN RAE
Photography NAT CROSBY Designer STUART WALKER Producer ANN SCOTT
Director CHRISTOPHER MORAHAN
• FEATURE: page 82 and WODDIS ON: page 78
BBC Two England

Film Matinee: I Know Where I'm Going

continues the season of films celebrating the 80th birthday of British director
Michael Powell , today starring Wendy Hiller Roger Livesey
From the age of one, the headstrong Joan Webster knew exactly where she was going. But stranded on the Isle of Mull on her way to marry a wealthy, elderly businessman, she's no longer so sure. For there she meets and falls in love with the impecunious Laird of Kiloran ...
Written, produced and directed by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER
0 FILMS: page 17
BBC Two England

Newsnight

with John Tusa, Peter Snow, Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray, Ian Smith
Including the first of a series of reports on the artists shortlisted for the £10,000
Turner Prize, one of the art world's most prestigious awards. Tonight Joan Bakewell talks to Ian Hamilton-Finlay.
Producers JANA BENNETT, MIKE ROBINSON, TIM GARDAM, MARK THOMPSON
Directors JOHN WILKINSON, CHRIS FOX
Assignment editors NICK GUTHRIE, COLIN STANBRIDGE
Deputy editor TIM ORCHARD
Editor RICHARD TAIT
BBC Two England

Screen Two: In the Secret State

starring Frank Finlay
Screenplay by BRIAN PHELAN from the novel by ROBERT MCCRUM
A government department, with data on us all in its computers, is not functioning quite as its ex-Head intended. Frank Strange sets out to clear his own name and finds he is investigating a murder.
With WYLLIE LONGMORE
AMANDA NEYLON , RICHARD MAY
ALAN THOMPSON , GURDIAL SIRA
CHRISTOPHER BIRCH
SHOPE SHODEINDE
STEPHEN CHURCHETT
IAN BLEASDALE
JACK LONSDALE. IVOR SALTER
ANDREW CUTHBERT
KALEEM JANJUA
BRENDA CAVENDISH
NICK ORCHARD
NEVILLE PHILLIPS
STEWART HARWOOD
JAMES WOOLLEY
RUSSELL DIXON
Music RICHARD HARVEY Producer ANN SCOTT
Director CHRISTOPHER MORAHAN (R)
BBC Two England

The Return of the Soldier

starring Chris Baldry
World War I: Chris, a wealthy landowner, returns shell-shocked from the battlefront, suffering from a 20-year gap in his memory. He is intent on reliving his first love affair with Margaret who is now married to a teacher.... Not surprisingly his wife is more than disturbed by the chain of events. This handsomely photographed film is adapted from the distinguished novel by Rebecca West and boasts a memorable cast of British actors.
Screenplay by HUGH WHITEMORE
Based on the novel by REBECCA WEST Produced by ALAN SKINNER and SMON RALPH Directed by ALAN BRIDGES
0 FILMS: page 15
BBC Two England

The Ritz

A comedy-drama serial in six parts by JOHN GODBER
2: Tuesday-Women Free
Night - Skodge's Nightmare Eric insists that bouncers' standing orders are strictly observed. It's 'women free' at the Ritz Disco. There's a new girl - Cheryl - at the box-office. Kenny falls head-over-heels, Chike gives mature advice. And Skodge finds he may have taken on more than he bargained for.
Music IRVING BERLIN,
PETER SKELLERN , RONNIE HAZLEHURST PETER GRAHAME
Script editor FIONA FINLAY Designer IAN ASHURST Producer CHRIS PARR Directors
MARTIN SHARDLOW , JOHN GODBER BBC Pebble Mill
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC Two England

Rab C Nesbitt

Written by Ian Pattison and starring Gregor Fisher as Scotland's string-vested street philosopher.
Domestic. Nesbitt returns home to find his children have been taken into care. He's so upset he can hardly eat his kebab.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert ● STEREO
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
BBC Two England

Gardeners' World

Liz Rigbey visits "Little
Sparta", the garden created by artist Ian Hamilton Finlay , south of Edinburgh, where birds feed off small submarines, and the legend beneath the birch grove reads, "Bring back the birch". "The garden is unlike every other art,"
Hamilton Finlay explains. "You do something very radical. You are changing a bit of the world." With Geoff Hamilton.
Series producer Rosemary Forgan Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv
0 BBC GARDENERS' WORLD MAGAZINE: £ 1.45 from newsagents. ● GARDENING: page 17
BBC Two England

A Night of Love

An evening of documentaries, features, drama and some classic films combine in a mix of passion, romance and sex for the eve of St Valentine's Day. It includes some of the greatest love songs of all time, a collection of television's favourite love scenes, a guide to writing romantic novels and some true stories of heartbreak and unrequited love.
And throughout the evening are Love Bites in which people from across Britain were given two minutes alone with a video camera to record their thoughts on the big subject. Producer Jenny Abbott
Executive producer Sam Organ

7.05pm The Life and Times of the Valentine Card
Poet John Hegley plays the saint himself in this history of the Valentine card, narrated by Angus Deayton. Discover who sent the most tasteless card ever and find out about the darker side of the tradition.
Producer Kate Broome
Followed by Love Bites

7.30pm Sounds of Love
Barry White, the king of love, delivers a special message to lovers everywhere from his luxurious Los Angeles home, and introduces a collection of great love singers and songs from the archive, including Elvis Presley , Nat King Cole and Sinead O'Connor.
Producer Hugh Thomson
Followed by Love Bites
At home with Barry White in his LA "lurve" nest
See feature page 24

8.15pm Paradise Road
What is the appeal of a Mills and Boon novel that has made it the most famous name in romantic fiction? Susie Blake presents dramatised examples of good and bad dialogue and the best way to write a sex scene. Her guide includes tips from the top authors on everything from the best euphemisms for orgasm to the use of adverbs.
Producer Philippa Lowthorpe

Followed by Love Bites
The queen of Mills and Boon in her island hideaway
See feature page 28

9.00pm Tie Me Up and Bind Me,
Robin Stood up on Valentine's night, stand-up comic Jo Brand stays at home to revisit all those great love moments from the television archive. She looks back at the chat-ups, the marriages, the mornings after and the rows, with some of television's great heart-throbs, including Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Frank Finlay and William Roach.
Producer Leanne Klein

9.30pm Straight through the Heart
Four people who have experienced the heartbreak of unrequited love tell their stories. Whether a wartime engagement or a dizzy fling with a Catholic priest, the pain is real and lasting. With torch songs performed by Sam Brown, Ruby Turner and Ian Shaw. Producer Jenny Abbott

Followed by Love Bites

10.10pm Truly Madly Deeply
Another chance to see Anthony Minghella 's highly acclaimed first film as a director, starring Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman
This Screen Two film won three Evening Standard British Film Awards and Bafta Best Film Screenplay award.
Living in a terrible north London flat, with bad plumbing and a plague of rats, Nina is unable to cope with the death of her lover, Jamie. One day she misses him so much, he comes back.
See Barry Norman page 42

Followed by Love Bites

12.00-1.45am Baby It's You
A bittersweet tale of first love set in the late 1960s, with an evocative soundtrack by Frank Sinatra , Bruce Springsteen and the Shirelles, starring Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano
Trenton, New Jersey: when middle-class high-school girl Jill Rosen meets "Sheikh" Capadilupo, a working-class street kid with ambitions to become the next
Sinatra, he seems an unlikely choice for a boyfriend. Yet they begin dating and, as they progress into adulthood, their relationship becomes ever more complicated.
Director John Sayles
See Films pages 43-50

Followed by Love Bites
BBC Two England

Erebus: the Aftermath

First in a two-part film drama tracing the controversy surrounding one of the world's worst air disasters.
Starring Frank Finlay
On 29 November 1979 an Air New Zealand DC10 flew straight into a mountain killing all 257 people on board. The investigations that followed caused a furore in New Zealand and Britain. Concluding part tomorrow at 4.00pm.
BBC Two England

I Know Where I'm Going

Romantic comedy starring
Wendy Hiller
Roger Livesey
HeadstrongJoanWebsterhasalways known exactly what she wanted out of life. But marooned on the Isle of Mull en route to her wedding she meets the impecunious Laird of Kiloran and is no longer so sure.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1945)
# FILM REVIEWS pages 47-54
BBC Two England

Rab C Nesbitt

Another chance to see the second series of the comedy about the string-vested street philosopher. Domestic. There's a crisis for Rab when Gash and Burney devise a plan to escape the turmoil of theirfamily home by getting taken into care. ButGovem's drunken hero isn't going to see his family broken up without a fight, as the social work department soon discovers.
Written by Ian Pattison ; Director/Producer
ColinGilbert Rpt Stereo






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