Debbie Reynolds Eddie Fisher
While the Christmas rush is on, Polly Parrish , a keen salesgirl at
Store, finds herself unexpectedly dismissed.
But her chance discovery of a baby on the steps of an orphanage leads to an irreversible misunderstanding and many changes of heart in this delightful and romantic musical comedy.
Screenplay by NORMAN KRASNA ROBERT CARSON and ARTHUR SHEEKMAN from a story by FEUX JACKSON
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Dance contest judge:
Devised and compiled by DENIS GIFFORD starring
Flanagan and Allen Nervo and Knox Naughton and Gold and Monsewer Eddie Gray For over 30 years The Crazy
Gang was Britain's best-loved comedy team. Their humour was boisterous, earthy and irreverent and no one was immune from their antics, on stage or off. This appreciation is illustrated by comedy routines from their films and hilarious recollections from those who worked with them, including: TOMMY TRINDER CHARLIE CHESTER
PAT KIRKWOOD. VAL GUEST
BRIAN JOHNSTON , ANNE HART
Full of hilariously revealing anecdotes
Very long on recall. A gem
A fascinating glimpse of how comedy used to be (DAILY MAIL) Assistant producer PAUL LOOSLEY Producer JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester
'As an actor shifts from role to role, he becomes a better actor. As we began to develop characters that were different from each other, we began to understand our principal characters even better.' Chuck Jones presents a collection of cartoons featuring some of his lesser-known stars including The Three Bears and Little Orphan Airedale.
The final drama in the trilogy depicting the lives of three of Britain's wild creatures.
Toran the Dartmoor Pony by JOSEPHINE POOLE and JOHN KING
Toran is born on Dartmoor during a storm. He grows and plays, safe within the security and protection of the herd. Only when his sire, the herd's lead stallion, has an accident, does Toran begin his inevitable battle to grow strong enough to take his father's place.
BBC South West (R)
Fascinating Aida are three girls who sing witty, mordant and original songs, which have echoes of Noel Coward and Tom Lehrer.
After the nomadic years on the nightclub and festival fringe circuit, the girls are contracted to make their first pop record. Will this be the breakthrough? Or is this funny and outrageous trio about to be homogenised? Executive producer ROGER MILLS Director MARK CHAPMAN (R)
continues the season of films by Orson Welles who died in October.
Today starring Orson Welles
Howard Graham , a munitions expert with an American armaments company, is enjoying a brief stay in Istanbul - a holiday which quickly turns into a nightmare when, following an attempt on his life by an Axis agent, he is urged by Colonel Haki, head of the secret police, to escape from Turkey. 'I designed the film but can't properly be called the director', said Welles, who is credited as producer and co-writer of this involved spy drama set during the Second World War.
Screenplay by JOSEPH COTTEN and ORSON WELLES
Based on the novel by ERIC AMBLER Produced by ORSON WELLES Directed by NORMAN FOSTER
(andORSON WELLES uncredited)
(Welles Directs Macbeth tomorrow at
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Oo Lang Sang, the magician:
From a El-a-round fairground fighter.... to Light
Heavyweight Champion of the World. A sporting hero ... TV celebrity ... and finally the central figure in a real-life whodunit which remains a puzzle 25 years after his death. James Hogg recalls the magic of Mills's triumphs, and unravels the mystery of his sudden death in a Soho cul-de-sac, killed by a fairground bullet in the eye. Was it suicide - or murder? Film editor BEV AMBROSE
Producer DAVID HANINGTON
Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle
In the last of three films featuring the popular actor, Rex Harrison plays his most famous role in this delightful musical version of Shaw's play
Pygmalion. With a host of hit songs and no less than eight Academy Awards, it is truly Hollywood at its lavish best.
Henry Higgins , professor of phonetics, boasts to his friend Pickering that he could teach a cockney flower-girl to speak like a duchess. The next morning, to his astonishment, Eliza Doolittle turns up at his house, demanding that he make good his boast.
Higgins rises to the challenge....
Screenplay by ALAN JAY LERNER from his own musical play based on BERNARD SHAW'S play Pygmalion Music by FREDERICK LOEWE Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER Produced by JACK L. WARNER Directed by GEORGE CUKOR
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Professor Higgins Audrey
Introduced by Jonathan King New York - New York
Entertainment USA has been to this fabulous city many times but there is always something new to see, and after all their travels it is still their favourite city in America. J.K. talks to charismatic mayor Ed Koch , meets TV and radio sex therapist
Dr Ruth Westheimer and looks at 50 years of classic cartoons. Programme associate COLIN MARCHANT
Film editor ADRIENNE WALSH
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY
Constanze Engelbrecht Vic and Melinda live the good life. He adores his beautiful, flamboyant wife though his friends think he is too tolerant of her flirtations.
But Vic has his own way of dealing with unwanted rivals, but even he can be pushed too far....
Patricia Highsmith 's psychological thriller exposes the turbulent emotions beneath the placid exterior of the perfect husband, devoted father and good neighbour.
Written byLEOPOLD AHLSEN and FRANZ PETER WIRTH
Directed by FRANZ PETER WIRTH (A German film with English subtitles)
(First showing on British television)
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A combination of live-action, pantomime and animation in an all dancing movie, created by and starring Gene Kelly.
The film consists of three separate ballet sequences, different in story and setting but each bearing Kelly's distinctive choreographic style. Circus:
Music by JACQUES IBERT Ring Around the Rosy:
Music composed and conducted by ANDRE PREVIN Sinbad the Sailor.
Based on music by RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Cartoon sequence by HANNA BARBERA Produced by ARTHUR FREED
Direction and choreography by GENE KELLY
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