Cause of Death (10pm BBC1) An estimated one third of deaths follow-ing admission to hospital accident and emergency units could be avoided. QED dramatises one such case with actors Tom Georgeson, Niamh Cusack and Michelle Dotrice.Reuse content
Reputations: John Wayne (9pm BBC2) Let this be a lesson to mother's tempted to call their strapping great sons Marion - they will grow up over-compensating and end as gung-ho anti-communists fronting adverts for Ronald Reagan. Marion Morrison, as John Wayne was called until Raoul Walsh re-created him for the screen, did indeed suffer from his mother's deliberately cruel name-calling, but also from his decision to stay on in Hollywood at the outbreak of World War Two - and thus userp the popularity of bigger stars who had signed up to fight. Booze and womanising are the more predictable revelations.