The Sound of Music Phenomenon
An exploration of one of the best known films in the world, and those whose lives have been changed by seeing it. The
Sound of Music is showing at 2pm today. Repeat
Shown yesterday at 10.40pm
David Frost interviews the newsmakers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at 8.30 News; plus weather. Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Last of four visits to Lichfield Cathedral as Advent draws to a close. Music, led by the cathedral choir, includes 0 Little Town of Bethlehem, Ring Bells Ring, Ave Maria and The Cherry Tree Carol
The Problems of Parenthood. The ways in which birds feed and reartheir chicks.
Shown last Wednesday The Limits of Endurance is on Wednesday 23 at 8pm
Comedy, based on the seventies TV series, starring Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Sally Geeson.
The arrival of pompous new neighbour Ronald Baines spells trouble for Sid Abbot and his long-suffering wife Jean.
See Films: pages 43-79
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Classic family musical, starring
Julie Andrews , Christopher Plummer
When trainee nun Maria begins to have doubts about her vocation, she leaves her convent in Salzburg to become governess to the seven children of widower Captain Von Trapp , a retired naval officer.
Director Robert Wise (1965, U) + See Films: pages 43-79
Captain Von Trapp:
Last part of an adaptation of Captain
Marryat's novel. Edward finally has his wish to be of service to his king.
Dramatised by Richard Cooper and Peter Tabern
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Rev Abel Corbould:
Charles Stuart King of England:
Harry Secombe isjoined by actors Buster Merryfield and Frances Barber , and a congregation of over 700 at Winchester Cathedral for a musical celebration of Christmas. Music comes from the cathedral choir and the Waynflete Singers and features many popular and traditional carols, including Once in Royal David's City; 0 Come, All Ye
Faithful; The First Nowell; and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Producer R Medwyn Hughes Editor Hugh Faupel
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Jill Dando introduces a special edition to celebrate the programme's
21st anniversary. Antiques experts talk about what it's like to work on the Roadshow, in conversation with a host of celebrity fans, including Lesley Joseph , Claire Rayner , Michael Parkinson , Anna Ford ,
Adam Faith , Alan Coren , Peter Bowles , Jenny Agutterand Dorothy
Tutin. Plus LarsTharpand Hilary Kayvisitthe American and Swedish Roadshows while
Nanette Newman and husband
Bryan Forbesgo behind scenes at a recording of the programme. See today's choices. Producer Paul O'Dell
Executive producer Christopher Lewis
Digitalwidescreen Subtitled ... Antiques Roadshow: the Next Generation, Sunday 27 at 6.15pm
♦ See Factual: page 9
Why is a dog man's best friend? How do you get a pig to sing? This Omnibus special takes an entertaining and anecdotal look at animals in film and traces how human attitudes to our fellow creatures have changed over the century. With help from those who train animals to perform in front of the camera and using film and television clips, the programme explores the art behind stars such as Lassie, Babe, Flipper, Mr Ed the talking horse, Elsa, Beethoven and Willy.
See today's choices.
Bring Me Sunshine. Wednesday 23 at 9.30 pm
See Family: page 11
The Prince of Wales attends this year's show London's Lyceum theatre.
Among the celebrities taking part are Lily Savage, B*Witched, Ulrika Jonsson, cast members from the National Theatre's Oklahoma!, Barry Manilow, Martine McCutcheon, the company of Annie, Boyzone, Ennio Marchetto, the Rambert
Dance Company, Jane McDonald, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, Stomp and the Spice Girls. See today's choices. Director/Producer Kevin Bishop
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With Michael Buerk. Weather
In the ninth century an English woman pulled off potentially one of the greatest con-tricks in history. Dressed as a man, she tricked her way into the papacy and reigned for over two years, only being discovered when she gave birth. That, at least, is what some of the 500 medieval writers tell us. But forthe
Catholic Church, the idea that there might have been a female pope is an anathema. Peter Stanford investigates.
Producer Ian Lilley : Series editor
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Anarchic seasonal comedy, starring
Bill Murray , Karen Allen and featuring Robert Mitchum Frank Cross , the youngest network president in television history, hates Christmas and plans to exploit the holidays to attract as many viewers as possible- no matter what it takes.
Director Richard Donner (1988. PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ***
' Comedy starring
New York 1925: Minsky's Burlesque theatre is under constant fire from the Society for the Suppression of Vice and from the cops. So when a stage-struck Amish girl arrives and announces that she dances scenes from the Bible, a new dance -the striptease - is invented by mistake.
Director William Friedkin (1968) ♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ★★★
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