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: The Third Man

Three Dancing Turtles


Harry Lime: Michael Rennie

: Buck Rogers

Starring Buster Crabbe. 2: Tragedy of Saturn


Unknown: Buster Crabbe.

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Starring Buster Crabbe. 2: Freezing Torture


Unknown: Buster Crabbe.

: Berlin Freedom Concert

Live by satellite from East Berlin. Leonard Bernstein conducts Beethoven's
Choral Symphony. In the spirit of Schiller's Ode to Joy, with which the work ends, the conductor, with an orchestra assembled from both sides of the Iron Curtain, projects the message: 'All men shall be brothers.'


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Directed By: Humphrey Burton

: Film for the Family: The Prince and the Pauper

Continuing a short season of holiday films for the family. Starring and When Prince Edward meets his exact double, street urchin Tom, he thinks it would be a joke to change places with him for the night. But his disguise works too well... Screenplay by GEORGE MACDONALD FRASER
Directed by RICHARD FLEISCHER ('The Black Stallion' tomorrow at 6.00pm)
* FILMS: page 25


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser
Directed By: Richard Fleischer
Miles Hendon: Oliver Reed
Edith: Raquel Welch
Tom Canty/Prince Edward: Mark Lester
John Canty: Ernest Borgnine
the Ruffler: George C Scott
Norfolk: Rex Harrison
Hugh Hendon: David Hemmings
Henry VIII: Charlton Heston

: The Boy and the Snowgoose

Written and animated by GAYLE THOMAS
A National Film Board of Canada production


Unknown: Gayle Thomas

: Fred Astaire

Change Partners and Dance The second of two documentaries narrated by Joanne Woodward. (R)
('Swing Time' tomorrow 9.30am)


Unknown: Joanne Woodward.

: Amsterdam Christmas Concert

Live from the Concertgebouw.
This traditional concert has always featured grand
Romantic works. The new principal conductor
Riccardo Chailly conducts a performance of Ravel's sumptuous ballet Daphnis and Chloe in a concert version. With the Groot Radio Choir and the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Introduced by Chris de Souza. Directed for NOS by JELLIE DEKKER


Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Jellie Dekker

: The Pagnol Trilogy: Marius

Starring and From the 1930s to the 1980s - from Marius to Jean de
Florette- audiences have taken the Marcel Pagnol 's loveable, temperamental characters to their hearts.
Set in and around a harbour cafe in the south of France, Marius tells the story of a young man torn between his love of the sea and his love of the girl next door. César................ RAIMU
Written and produced by MARCEL PAGNOL
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Marcel Pagnol
Produced By: Marcel Pagnol
Directed By: Alexander Korda
Marius: Pierre Fresney
Fanny: Orane Demazis
Honorine: Alida Rouffe

: Aida from the Met

An opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Starring
Set among the pyramids of ancient Egypt, Aida is Verdi's grandest opera. In this new production from the Metropolitan Opera, New
York, British director
Sonja Frisell focuses on the drama's conflict between public duty and private desire.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, conductor JAMES LEVINE Set designer GIANNI QUARANTA
Costume designer DADA SALIGERI
Italian text by ANTONIO GHISLANZONI English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE
Television director BRIAN LARGE
0 MUSIC: page 16


Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi.
Unknown: Sonja Frisell
Conductor: James Levine
Radames: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Aida: Aprile Millo (soprano)
Amneris: Dolora Zajick (m-Sop)
Amonasro: Sherrill Milnes (baritone)
Ramfis: Paata Burchuladze (bass)
King of Egypt: Dmitri Kavrakos (bass)
Priestess: Margaret Jane Wray (soprano)
Messenger: Mark W Baker (tenor)

: The Queen

Her Majesty speaks to the Commonwealth (with open subtitles and sign language interpretation).
Sign language presenter: Maureen Denmark.


Presenter: Maureen Denmark.

: Babette's Feast

In a small windswept village in Denmark two sisters try to follow their father's strict religious precepts. Little do they realise when they take in a destitute French woman that they are opening the door to temptation. This adaptation of Karen Blixen 's heartwarming tale won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1987. Written and directed by GABRIEL AXEL
(A Danish film with English subtitles. First showing on British television.
Karen Blixen 's 'Out of Africa' on New Year's Day at 8.05pm on BBC1)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Karen Blixen
Directed By: Gabriel Axel
Unknown: Karen Blixen
Babette: Stephane Audran
Martine: Birgitte Federspiel
Filippa: Bodil Kjer
Achille Papin: Jean-Philippe Lafont
Young Lorenz Lowenhielm: Gudmar Wivesson
Lorenz Lowenhielm: Jarl Kulle
Lady from the Court of Sweden: Bibi Andersson
Young Filippa: Hanne Steensgard
Young Martine: Vibeke Hastrup

: Plum

P.G. Wodehouse , perhaps best known and best loved of English comic novelists, is still something of a mystery. Affable and accessible to journalists, he was cripplingly shy and remained inscrutable about his private life.
Bookmark traces his career, from an Edwardian middle class family to his experiences in a German internment camp, with the help of Tom Sharpe , Barrie Pitt , Lady Frances Donaldson , Sir Edward Cazalet and Lt Col Norman Murphy , a Wodehouse scholar who claims to have discovered the origins of Blandings Castle. Film editor JEFF SHAW
('Wodehouse on Broadway' tomorrow at 4.30pm)
0 DOCUMENTARY: page 18


Unknown: P.G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Unknown: Barrie Pitt
Unknown: Frances Donaldson
Unknown: Edward Cazalet
Unknown: Lt Col Norman Murphy
Producer: Nigel Williams

: Viva Leone! My Name Is Nobody

Starring and This flamboyant western marks the passing of the Old West. A supreme gunfighter hopes to find peaceful retirement in Europe, but the persistent admiration of a young man called 'Nobody' prevents him from hanging up his pistols until he can defeat the 150 horsemen of the 'Wild Bunch'.
Directed by TONlNO VALERII
(First showing on British television. 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' tomorrow at 11.25pm)
0 FILMS: page 25


Play By: Ernesto Galdi
Producer: Sergio Leone
Directed By: Tonlno Valerii
Jack Beauregard: Henry Fonda
Nobody: Terence Hill

: Weather

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