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: A King in New York

' Satirical comedy, concludingthe season directed by and starring
Charlie Chaplin
Following a peasant revolt, a destitute king moves to fifties New York but struggles to find his way in the city.
(1957) Black and white Subtitled .... * See Films: pages 43-79

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Chaplin

: Days of Thrills and Laughter

The stars of Hollywood's silent age feature in this compilation including
Charlie Chaplin , Douglas Fairbanks ,
Laurel and Hardy, Harry Houdini and the Keystone Cops. Narrated by Jay Jackson. Director Robert Youngson (1961, U)
Black and white
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ***

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks
Unknown: Harry Houdini
Unknown: Jay Jackson.
Director: Robert Youngson

: Perfectly Frank

Meat Loaf's memories of Frank Sinatra.
Last in the series.

: Knights of the Round Table

Medieval adventure starring
Robert Taylor , Ava Gardner
King Arthur is determined to bring peace to his beloved England but his enemies begin plotting and exploit Sir Lancelot's secret love for Arthur's wife
Guinevere in order to destroy the king and his idealistic reign. Widescreen.
Director Richard Thorpe (1953) ♦ See Films: pages 43-79

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Director: Richard Thorpe

: Happy New Year

A New Year message by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Dr George Carey. Shown yesterday at 12.30am on BBC1

Contributors

Unknown: Dr George Carey.

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

Polkas, waltzes and marches feature in the second half of the traditional concert given by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. With guest conductor Lorin Maazel, plus the dancers of the Vienna State Opera. Introduced by Brian Kay. Director Brian Large ; Producer Dominic Best
Digital widescreen Also broadcast on Radio 3

Contributors

Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Introduced By: Brian Kay.
Director: Brian Large

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Staying Alive: the Body in Balance
Pushing the Limits. Some creatures can survive in solid ice, others fordays without water in desert conditions. In her last lecture, Professor Nancy Rothwell looks at extreme lifestyles.

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Nancy Rothwell

: Cambridge Folk Festival

The second of two programmes featuring music from this year's festival, a central event in the folk calendar

: TheSheattiels

Documentary telling the story of a Jewish family that has been scattered far and wide by religious and racial intolerance throughoutthe years. From as far afield as Japan, Norway, Africa and the USA, different branches of the Shealtiels have begun to rediscover each other, theirtale illustrating the global dispersal of the Jews. Director llanZiv; Executive producer
Richard Denton

Contributors

Producer: Richard Denton

: The Robe

Religious drama starring
Richard Burton , Jean Simmons
A Roman officer ordered to carry out
Christ's crucifixion wins Jesus's robe in a dice game. Afterwards, it seemsto exert a strange power. Widescreen.
Director Henry Koster (1953, U)
Digital widescreen ♦ See Films: pages 43-79

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Director: Henry Koster
MarcellusGallio: Richard Burton
Diana: Jean Simmons
Demetrius: Victor Mature
Peter: Michael Rennie
Caligula: Jay Robinson

: Poppea

Penultimate instalment of the five-part adaptation of Claudio Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea. While Nero's descent into depravity continues, his wife Ottavia is plotting revenge on him and his lover Poppea. With in-vision subtitles.
For cast see Tuesday 29
(Digital widescreen)
The series concludes tomorrow

Contributors

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

: UK Confidential - a Leviathan Special

Top-secret government papers released under the 30-year confidentiality rule will today finally give the public access to the true political picture in 1968. For the first time, TV has been given advance sight of the documents, and presenter Mark Urban unearths some major revelations, while Brian Walden reports on the most sensitive files held by Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Contributors

Presenter: Mark Urban
Reporter: Brian Walden
Director: Stephen Haggard
Director: Jill Simpson
Editor: Archie Baron

: Rex the Runt: Johnny Saveloy's Undoing

TV evangelist Johnny Saveloy brainwashes Wendy. With the guest voices of Bob Monkhouse and Professor Stanley Unwin. (Repeat) (Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)

Contributors

Johnny Saveloy: Bob Monkhouse
Mr. Wangle: Professor Stanley Unwin

: University Challenge

Journalists from the tabloid and broadsheet press turn out for a special edition of the academic quiz. With Jeremy Paxman.
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)

Contributors

Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Gardening from Scratch

The second series of the show for inexperienced gardeners starts with Helen Yemm helping Gerrie and Neill to tackle their derelictgarden in Kent, while Jojo Norris has tips for a couple on organic gardening. (Repeat) (Subtitled)

Contributors

Presenter: Helen Yemm
Presenter: Jojo Norris
Director/producer: Andrew Gosling
Producer: Gay Search

: Gardeners' World Review

Alan Titchmarsh looks back on the year and at some of the gardens in the 1998 series. A new series of Gardeners World is set for February. (Subtitled)
See today's choices.
Fairest of the fair: page 30

Contributors

Presenter: Alan Titchmarsh
Series Producer: Colette Foster
Executive Producer: Tony Laryea

: The New Year Armistice

The Friday Night Armistice team return to see in the New Year with more current-affairs hilarity, and the chance to win a babysitter for New Year's Eve 1999. (Subtitled)

: Rex the Runt: Carbonara

Last of the animations.
Wendy promptly throws Rex out with the rubbish after he turns himself into spaghetti in a tragic accident. (Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)

: The Young Ones: Demolition


Written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer.
A chance to see an episode of the anarchic eighties comedy.
When the radical foursome discover their house is to be demolished, they decide to do the job themselves. (Repeat) (Subtitled)

Contributors

Writer: Ben Elton
Writer: Rik Mayall
Writer: Lise Mayer
Producer: Paul Jackson
Vyvyan: Ade Edmondson
Rik: Rik Mayall
Neil: Nigel Planer
Mike: Christopher Ryan
The Balowski family: Alexei Sayle

: Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are back with a six-part series of comedy sketches featuring new and familiar characters, including Tom Fun and the Stotts. Guests include Damon Hill and Caprice. (Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)
See today's choices.

Contributors

Comedian: Vic Reeves
Comedian: Bob Mortimer
Guest: Damon Hill
Guest: Caprice
Director: Mark Mylod
Executive producer: Alan Marke

: Young Guns: Culture Club

A four-part series profiling top pop bands of the eighties.
The group fronted by gender-bending Boy George achieved huge chart success worldwide in the late eighties.
Now back together, all four members talk about the glamour, the success, the drugs and the love affair that split the band. (Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)

Contributors

Subject: Culture Club
Director: Mike Connolly
Executive producer: Mark Cooper

: The Boy George Video Diary

The flamboyant lead singer of Culture Club captures the essence of the band's first
US tour since re-forming. (Subtitled)

Contributors

Filmmaker: Boy George
Producer: Mike Connolly

: Tales from the Far Side 2

Weird animated tales, including a kung-fu kicking deer that terrifies hunters, cats and dogs fighting the American Civil War, and "Death" on holiday...

: Sliders

A double bill of the dimension-travelling science-fiction series.
12.35 Sole Survivors
The team visits a nightmare world that is dominated by zombies.

At 1.20 Stoker
A vampire rock band targets Wade.

Followed by Weatherview
(to 2.10)








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