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: It's Always Fair Weather

Musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey
On V-J Day, three GIs vow to meet in ten years' time. With Cyd Charisse and Dolores Gray, Michael Kidd.
Directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen (1955)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Dolores Gray
Unknown: Michael Kidd.
Directors: Gene Kelly
Directors: Stanley Donen

: Heart and Soul

The magazine programme which mixes soul music from Ruby Turner , gospel harmony from the Wade Brothers and Nick Hancock who begins a run through 101 things Jesus neversaid. With comedian Arnold Brown and Mandy Smith. Presented by Carrie Grant and David Grant.


Unknown: Ruby Turner
Unknown: Nick Hancock
Unknown: Arnold Brown
Unknown: Mandy Smith.
Presented By: Carrie Grant
Presented By: David Grant.

: Countryfile

A children's celebration of the countryside. With John Craven


Presenter: John Craven

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

Santa 85. Sheriff Smivey arrests a Santa.

: Harry and the Hendersons

Breaking Up is Hard to Do. George's cousin Melvin drops by. subtmed .

: Summer Holiday

Musical comedy starring Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters
Four young London Transport mechanics borrow a bus and set out on a trip across Europe. With the Shadows.
Director Peter Yates (1963) Subtitled
Cliff Richard's Kind of Day: page


Director: Peter Yates
Don: Cliff Richard
Barbara: Lauri Peters
Orlando: Ron Moody
Magistrate: David Kossoff
Cyril: Melvyn Hayes
Sandy: Una Stubbs
Musicians: The Shadows

: Review of the Year

James Naughtie looks back on last year.
Shown on last Thursday


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Star Trek III: the Search for Spock

Sci-fi adventure directed by Leonard Nimoy. Starring
William Shatner
Against orders, Admiral Kirk decides to lead the search for Spock and bring him home. With Deforest Kelley ,
James Doohan , George Takei and Walter Koenig. (1984) Stereo Subtitled ...................... * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Directed By: Leonard Nimoy.
Unknown: William Shatner
Unknown: Deforest Kelley
Unknown: James Doohan
Unknown: George Takei
Unknown: Walter Koenig.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition combining Christmas Day and Holiday Monday episodes. Another omnibus is tomorrow at 4.00pm.

: Little Lord Fauntleroy

First of a six-part series, adapted by Julian Fellowesfrom
Frances Hodgson Burnett 's novel.
New York, 1879: widowed Mrs Errol and her son Cedric receive an unexpected message. See today's choices.
♦ Libby Purves on location: page 34


Adapted By: Julian Fellowesfrom
Adapted By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: Mrs Errol
Unknown: Libby Purves
Lord Dorincourt: George Baker
Cedric: Michael Benz
Mrs Errol: Betsy Brantley
Havisham: John Castle
Hobbs: David Healy
Dick: Truan Munro
Mary: Bernadette Shortt
Thomas: Christopher Bowen

: Antiques Roadshow - the Next Generation

There is a Victorian look to the annual young people's roadshow, which comes from the Sherlock Holmes
Baker Street film set in Manchester.
From crumpled newspaper and carrier bags come a selection of toys, books and collections. Hugh Scully and Emma Forbes join the experts.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer
Christopher Lewis


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Baker Street
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Emma Forbes
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

With Huw Edwards. Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill .............


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

A celebration of hope on New Year's Day from Lambeth Palace. Guests of the Archbishop of Canterbury include Andrew Lloyd Webber , Archbishop Desmond Tutu , Tony Robinson , Rosemary Conley and Pat Cash.
Music is provided by choristers from the Royal School of Church Music, a cappella group Black Voices and actress Patricia Routledge.
Producer John Forrest ; Editor Helen Alexander
Revised rpt on Wednesday at 2. 1 0pm on BBC2


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Rosemary Conley
Unknown: Pat Cash.
Unknown: Patricia Routledge.
Producer: John Forrest
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Last of the Summer Wine: The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti

The new series begins with this New Year special.
Wesley nearly runs over Billy Ingleton, giving Foggy the opportunity to prove his outstanding talents as a concert promoter. Featuring Norman Wisdom.
Stereo Subtitled


Writer: Roy Clarke
Director/Producer: Alan J.W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Billy Ingleton: Norman Wisdom
Nora: Kathy Staff
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Edie: Thora Hird
Auntie: Jean Alexander
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Eli: Danny O'Dea
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Policemen: Ken Kitson,
Policemen: Tony Capstick

: Auntie's New Bloomers

From a top secret location, Terry Wogan presents the second leg of Auntie's New Bloomers, a mixed bag of out-takes which the stars of BBC television would sooner forget.


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Director: John L Spencer
Producer: Tom Webber

: News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill .............


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: One Foot in the Grave: Only a Story

After Mrs Warboys's flat is flooded, she becomes something of a fixture in the Meldrew house - rather like woodworm. Fortunately, Victor and Margaret manage to get away for an evening. They return to find chaos, but Victor, recent graduate of a course in stress relief, is the picture of serenity. See today's choices.
See This Week: page 9


Writer: David Renwick
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys: Doreen Mantle
Nick Swainey: Owen Brenman

: Cold Comfort Farm

Malcolm Bradbury's adaptation of the comedy classic by Stella Gibbons.
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen.
Suddenly orphaned, Flora Poste takes up residence with her eccentric relatives, the Starkadders, at Cold Comfort Farm. The family believes she has come for her inheritance. But Flora sets out on a campaign to tidy them up. See today's choices.
Malcolm Bradbury on Stella Gibbons's comic satire: page 30


Author: Stella Gibbons
Adaptation: Malcolm Bradbury
Producer: Alison Gilby
Director: John Schlesinger
Judith Starkadder: Eileen Atkins
Flora Poste: Kate Beckinsale
Ada Doom: Sheila Burrell
Mybug: Stephen Fry
Adam Lambsbreath: Freddie Jones
Mrs Smiling: Joanna Lumley
Amos Starkadder: Ian McKellen
Mrs Beetle: Miriam Margolyes
Seth Starkadder: Rufus Sewell
Reuben Starkadder: Ivan Kaye
Urk: Jeremy Peters
Elfine Starkadder: Maria Miles
Charles Fairford: Christopher Bowen
Meriam Beetle: Louise Rea
Rennet: Sophie Revell
Mrs Hawk-Monitor: Angela Thorne
Dick Hawk-Monitor: Rupert Penry-Jones
Earl P Neck: Harry Ditson
Sneller: Trevor Baxter
Dr Adolf Mudel: Frederick Jaeger
Mr Hawk-Monitor: Tim Myers
Aunt Gwen: Pat Keen
Mr McKnag: Robert James
Bikki: William Masson
Mrs Murther: Susannah Morley

: Everyman: Mustang - the Hidden Kingdom

High in the Himalayas, Mustang is cut off from the outside world. The Dalai Lama sends an envoy to the region to bring back two boys who will learn to preserve the old ways. This film follows their journey. Narrated by Harrison Ford.


Narrator: Harrison Ford
Director: Tony Miller
Producer: Vanessa Schuurbeque Boeye

: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Classic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard
A young writer falls for his neighbour, the volatile Holly Golightly. But her ambition is to marry a millionaire. With Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam and Mickey Rooney.
Director Blake Edwards (1961) Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: George Peppard
Unknown: Holly Golightly.
Unknown: Patricia Neal
Unknown: Buddy Ebsen
Unknown: Martin Balsam
Unknown: Mickey Rooney.
Director: Blake Edwards

: Weather

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