With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Adventures with the elephant king and his family.
Toby the teapot and Jenny the jug have an adventure.
Classic drama starring Alec Guinness
A compelling and moving adaptation of Charles Dickens 's classic novel. When orphan Oliver Twist runs away from the brutality of the workhouse, he little realises the dangers he will face in London - especially when he joins a gang headed by arch-villain Fagin.
Director David Lean (1948) 8/W
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Historical epic starring Kirk Douglas
76 BC: born into slavery, the gladiator Spartacus longs for freedom and soon finds himself at the head of an army of slaves in revolt against the might of the Roman Empire.
Stanley Kubrick's story is being shown in a fully restored version.
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With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
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Julie, stunned by the revelation that Jim Robinson was not her real father, is forced to re-evaluate her family relationships and her own identity. Annalise and Gaby are competing in the fashion stakes at a day at the races.
Imagine you had a gadget that let you travel to any point in history. Then imagine you could put together a bill of your favourite comedians, pop stars and even cartoon characters.
That will give you some idea of this year's Children's Royal
Variety Performance, An Adventure through Time.
Joseph star Darren Day is the host for a spectacular performance recorded last night at the London Palladium in the presence of HRH Princess Margaret. The show moves through history from the stone age to the space age, with musical guests including Bad Boys Inc, Dina Carroll, Eternal and The Italia Conti Academy Choir. Shane Richie , Mickey Hutton (who wrote the script) and Mr Blobby are on hand to provide the laughs,
Noel Edmonds will be gunging some mystery celebrities, and a host of Disney characters appear in a musical medley from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book and Aladdin.
And it's all in a good cause: proceeds go to the NSPCC. Producer Kevin Bishop Director John L Spencer
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The Italia Conti Academy
The first of Steven Spielberg 's trilogy aDout tne adventures of daring archaeologist Indiana Jones starring Harrison Ford Karen Allen
Indiana Jones 's outrageous exploits take him around the world in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a religious artifact of unspeakable power wanted by the Nazis. From being trapped in tombs to overcoming his fear of snakes in the desert, it is up to Indy to out-fight and outwit his enemies, with the help of a feisty old flame, in a terrifying and death-defying battle to the finish.
With Peter Sissons. Subtitled Regional News
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Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (or Dusty Springfield as she is better known) is arguably one of Britain's best female pop singers. In this film biography of her she is interviewed - and frequently interrupted - by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, but she still manages to talk about her life and her music, including her childhood, her involvement with Motown and her "deportation" from South Africa for playing to mixed audiences. Her success she says was because "people gave me good songs. To be given songs by Burt Bacharach was such a joy."
Fans will not be disappointed by the mass of archive footage. Clips range from an enthusiastic early performance by the Springfields of "Wimoweh", through an extraordinary duet with Jimi Hendrix to her more recent hit with the Pet Shop
Boys. And, of course, there's film of her singing all her hits.
Among them are "I Only Want to Be with You", "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "Son of a Preacher Man" and "I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten".
The programme is peppered with accolades from people such as Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Martha Reeves and Elvis Costello, who says Dusty Springfield has "one of the greatest voices in pop music. I don't think she's got credit for that, because people concentrate on the.... hair and the eyelashes and the hand movements."
An Initial production for BBCtv
Andrew Duncan interview with Dusty Springfield
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Supernatural thriller starring
"I am the man with the power to create catastrophe." John Morlar 's entire life has been surrounded by tragedy. His psychiatrist Zonfeld is convinced that the events are coincidental but Detective
Inspector Brunei, investigating a brutal attack on Morlar, becomes increasingly convinced that an evil force is at work.
Director Jack Gold (1978)
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Detective Inspector Brunei: