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Romantic comedy. Two English cartographers decree a local summit is not high enough to qualify as a mountain.
Widescreen. Review page 44.
Director Christopher Monger (1995. PG)
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Hyacinth and Richard move into their "country retreat".
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Return to the Water. While some mammals left dry land the blue whale has always had its home in the sea.
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Concluding a three-part guide to the Christian rites of passage, Aled Jones focuses on death and bereavement. With solos by Aled and Charlotte Church, hymns include Soul of My Saviour, Abide with Me and 0 Thou Who Camest from Above.
A Pickup of the Later Ming Dynasty. Marina goes to buy a hairnet but returns with a piece of life-saving equipment.
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A painting by Graham Sutherland found behind a water tank and a Gainsborough portrait are among treasures revealed onavisittoChartwell, Kent, the former home of Sir Winston Churchill. There's also a collection of signatures by Battle of Britain pilots stationed at Biggin Hill and a Russian sub-machine gun owned by a vicar. With Michael Aspel. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis
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Another chance to see the 1996 Christmas Day special.
Del's application for a home improvement grant is turned down by the local council.
First in a two-part drama, written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff , in which the grandeur and pomp of Edwardian Britain is seen through the eyes of the young prince Johnnie. A charming and attractive boy, loved for his frankness by his ailing grandfather King Edward VII, Johnnie suffers from epilepsy and so he and his devoted nanny Lalla are to be exiled to Sandringham. Concludes next Sunday.
The Lost Prince
Sometimes watching certain television programmes can leave you feeling as if you've been showered in dirty water, such is their general tawdriness and vulgarity, but here's a drama that's like dipping into the warmest of rock pools. And although it's only January, Stephen Poliakoff's Lost Prince (which concludes next Sunday) is doubtless going to be one of the treats of 2003. It will certainly join Poliakoff's canon of TV masterpieces alongside Caught on a Train and Shooting the Past.
The Lost Prince of the title is Prince John, the youngest child of George V and Queen Mary. John, or Johnnie, is lost to history because he was effectively hidden from public view by his perhaps well meaning parents, who were ashamed of Johnnie's epilepsy and what would now be described as, and understood as, learning difficulties.
Tom Hollander and Miranda Richardson play George and Mary, a couple hamstrung by their own emotionally straitened upbringings, who find it difficult to demonstrate affection or understanding for their son. It is only Johnnie's nanny Lalla (Gina McKee), to whom George and Mary have entrusted their boy's care, who provides him with any kind of constant emotional security.
There is a heartbreaking sequence early on in this first episode when Lalla, recognising the early signs of one of Johnnie's fits, races around "below stairs" in an effort to find them the privacy in which Johnnie can fit, and be comforted.
The Lost Prince is leisurely (Poliakoff also directs) but by no means plodding as it tells this sad story. The acting is uniformly excellent, and doe-eyed Daniel Williams (and later Matthew Thomas as the older Johnnie) will tug at your heartstrings as the gauche, neglected boy.
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Remake of the 1963 horror classic. Dr David Marrow recruits a man and two women to stay in a New England gothic mansion and gets more than he bargained for when its ghostly inhabitants come out to play. Widescreen. Review page 45.
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Hart, Daniel Baldwin and Isabella Hoffman. A scheming teenager seduces an ex-con into doing away with her domineering parents. Review page 46.
Director Craig R Baxley (1996)