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: Buck Rogers

Starring Buster Crabbe 1: Tomorrow's World


Unknown: Buster Crabbe

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Starring Buster Crabbe 1: The Purple Death


Unknown: Buster Crabbe

: Holiday Inn

When a song and dance trio split up, Ted persuades Lila to carry on with him, while Jim 'retires' to a farm where he has plans for a special musical club. This musical comedy includes Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Easter Parade and Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning.
Produced and directed by MARK SANDRICH.
('Fred Astaire ' tomorrow at 4.15pm)
0 FILMS: page 25


Directed By: Mark Sandrich.
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Jim: Bing Crosby
Ted and: Fred Astaire
Lila: Virginia Dale

: World Professional Darts

Highlights of the 1989 Embassy Final
In January, Jocky Wilson and Eric Bristow held a television audience of five-and-a-half million enthralled for more than two hours as they fought out the final of the 1989 Embassy World Darts
Championship. From the Lakeside Country Club, Tony Gubba introduces highlights of the match and looks ahead to the 1990 championship which starts in a fortnight's time. Producers KEITH PHILLIPS and RON GUBBA


Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Unknown: Eric Bristow
Introduces: Tony Gubba
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Ron Gubba

: The Moscow State Circus 1988

Battersea Park, London Join David Hibling and Charles Nove in the Big Top as they watch the talented artists. Producer DAVID PICKTHALL


Unknown: David Hibling
Unknown: Charles Nove
Producer: David Pickthall

: Saturday Cinema 1:

Presents the first of two films starring Laurence Olivier , who died earlier this year. Hamlet With , Prince of Denmark.
Olivier's famous film version of Shakespeare's tragedy proved an outstanding success. With its fine cast, impressive photography, sets and costumes, the film won innumerable awards, including four Oscars with the award for best actor going to Olivier.
Produced and directed by LAURENCE OLIVIER
("The Jazz Singer" is shown at 4.45pm)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Directed By: Laurence Olivier
Hamlet: Laurence Olivier
Gertrude: Eileen Herlie
Claudius: Basil Sydney
Horatio: Norman Wooland
Polonius: Felix Aylmer
Laertes: Terence Morgan
Ophelia: Jean Simmons

: A Rose for Winter

Written and read by Laurie Lee. 1: In time for Christmas 1951, Laurie Lee returned to his beloved Spain with his new wife Cathy, to retrace a journey he made before the Civil War, and which he wrote about in As I Walked Out One
Midsummer Morning. In the first part of this impression of their travels, they leave
Gibraltar for Algeciras to start a journey that will take them to Seville, Ecya and beyond. (For cast see page 47. Part 2 tomorrow at 3.00pm)


Read By: Laurie Lee.
Unknown: Laurie Lee

: Saturday Cinema 2: The Jazz Singer

Starring and Yussel 'Jess' Rabinovitch leads a double life: as an assistant to his conservative father, the cantor of a synagogue, and as an aspiring pop singer and composer. When a stunt to help a musician friend lands him in jail, Jess tells his father the truth, and a rift opens up that may never be closed. Neil Diamond sings Love on the Rocks and Hello Again in this version of the AI Jolson movie.
Produced by JERRY LEIDER
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Neil Diamond
Produced By: Jerry Leider
Directed By: Richard Fleischer
Jess Robin: Neil Diamond
Cantor Rabinovitch: Laurence Olivier
Molly Bell: Lucie Amaz
Keith Lennox: Paul Nicholas
Rivka: Catlin Adams
Bubba: Franklin Ajaye

: Carols from King's

A celebration of Christmas from King's College, Cambridge. The world-famous choir of King's College sings many of the carols that have made the 'sound of King's' a memorable part of Christmas. The choir is joined by other members of the college with Christmas readings old and new from the Bible, Charles Dickens,
George Herbert , Alfred Lord Tennyson, W.H. Auden and others.
Once in Royal David's City; This Is the Truth Sent from Above; 0 Little Town of Bethlehem; 0 My Dear Heart ; Bethlehem Down; Nowell Sing We Now All and Some; Unto Us Is Bom a Son; The Holly and the Ivy; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; The Oxen; Sing Lullaby!; Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, 0 Come, All Ye Faithful.
Dean of King's College: The Rev John Drury.
Director of music STEPHEN CLEOBURY Organ scholar PETER BARLEY Executive producer ROGER HUTCHINGS
('A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols' is broadcast on Radio 4 at
3.00pm tomorrow)
0 RELIGION: page 11


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Unknown: Dear Heart
Unknown: John Drury.
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Producer: David Kremer

: Revolution!

Written by Patrick Barlow with Jim Broadbent and Martin Duncan. France 1789, riddled with corruption, racked with decadence, groaning under the yoke of tyranny!
The legendary National Theatre of Brent in Revolution!
Witness the storming of the Bastille, the march of 6,000 women on Versailles, the royal family's flight from
Paris, the death of Marat and the terror.


Written By: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Martin Duncan.
Producers: Margaret Windham
Producers: George Faber
Directed By: Jonathan Stedall
Desmond Olivier Dingle: Patrick Barlow
Wallace: Jim Broadbent

: The Late Show Annual

For those viewers who go to bed early, a selection of 1989's arts and media highlights shown in the first year of The Late Show, including: Saiman Rushdie ; 20 years of The Sun; Alexei Sayle 's guide to ten things to do with a redundant satellite dish; the Berlin Wall; Elvis Costello ; the rise and rise of Kenneth Branagh ; how to make a Peter Greenaway film; Yuri Lyubimov ; Alice Walker ; the Stone Roses causing a power cut, and much, much more. Producer JAMIE MUIR
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON


Unknown: Saiman Rushdie
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Peter Greenaway
Unknown: Yuri Lyubimov
Unknown: Alice Walker
Producer: Jamie Muir
Editor: Michael Jackson

: The Film Club

Paul Levy , food correspondent of The
Observer, offers an aperitif to an unusual Japanese movie.
Tsutomu Yamazaki as Goro and Nobuko Miyamoto as Tampopo.
Juzo Itami claims that to man eating and sex are intrinsically the same thing. To prove his point, he tosses together a gourmet gangster and his moll, a knight errant truck driver with more than a passing resemblance to
Shane, and a young woman, who can't even cook noodles, to serve up a wickedly funny 'foodie' movie. Intercut are passing references on the proper way to eat spaghetti, how to prepare turtle soup, and how to combine man's favourite activities.
Written and directed by JUZO ITAMI Television presentation by GILLIAN GEERING
(A Japanese film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Paul Levy
Unknown: Tsutomu Yamazaki
Unknown: Nobuko Miyamoto
Unknown: Juzo Itami
Directed By: Juzo Itami
Presentation By: Gillian Geering
Gangster: Koji Yakusho
Gun: Ken Watanabe
Pisken: Rikiya Yasuoka
Shohei: Kinzo Sakura
Tabo: Manpei Ikeuchi
Sensei: Yoshi Kato
Rich old man: Shuji Otaki
Gangster's girlfriend: Fukumi Kuroda

: Brute Force

In this powerful drama of violence, hate and suffering, set in Westgate Penitentiary, Captain Munsey, a sadistic and ambitious prison officer, rules by 'brute force'. Tension mounts as Joe Collins plans a prison break and Munsey ferments trouble among the convicts for his own ends. The Men on the 'Inside':
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Joe Collins
Produced By: Mark Hellinger
Directed By: Jules Dassin
Joe Collins: Burt Lancaster
Gallagher: Charles Bickford
Capt Munsey: Hume Cronyn
Tom Lister: Whitner Bissell
Louie: Sam Levene
Spencer: John Hoyt
The Women on the 'Outside': Gina: Yvonne de Carlo
Ruth: Ann Blyth
Cora: Ella Raines

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