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: The Orson Welles Sketchbook: 4/5

The film director and producer discusses a range of subjects. (S)


Presenter: Orson Welles

: The Third Man

Classic thriller written by Graham Greene, starring Joseph Cotten.
Holly Martin, a writer of western stories, arrives in Vienna where he has been promised work by his old friend, Harry Lime. However, on his arrival, Martins is told that Lime is dead and was involved in racketeering. Martins resolves to clear his friend's name, but his investigations uncover some disturbing truths.
Review page 81 (1949, PG) (S) (AD)
The Magnificent Ambersons is tomorrow at 8pm


Writer: Graham Greene
Director: Carol Reed
Holly Martins: Joseph Cotten
Anna Schmidt: Alida Valli
Harry Lime: Orson Welles
Major Calloway: Trevor Howard
Sergeant Paine: Bernard Lee

: Wallander: The Secret

The 11-year-old son of Stefan's friend is killed, but he is unable to assist the investigation because he is facing suspension pending disciplinary proceedings. Last in series. In Swedish with English subtitles.
See panel
Repeated on New Year's Eve at 10.20pm


Karin Linder: Stina Ekblad
Lisa Holgersson: Chatarina Larsson
Lasse Bengtsson: Ulf Friberg
Ulf Rickardsson: Claes Goran Turesson
Britta Holm: Ing-Marie Carlsson

: Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

The ascerbic critic reviews some of 2009's most eye-catching shows. (S)


Presenter: Charlie Brooker

: We Need Answers: 4/13

Series two. With writer Neil Innes and TV presenter Kirsten O'Brien. (S)


Panellist: Neil Innes
Panellist: Kirsten O'Brien

: Cowards: 1/3

Comedy sketch show.
Continues on Tuesday 29 Dec at 11.25pm (S)

: The Secret Life of the Motorway

Triple bill. (S)

: Caravans: a British Love Affair

(to 4.10)

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