Three Dancing Turtles
Starring Buster Crabbe. 2: Tragedy of Saturn
Starring Buster Crabbe. 2: Freezing Torture
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.'
Directed by HUMPHREY BURTON
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)
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Tom Canty/Prince Edward:
Written and animated by GAYLE THOMAS
A National Film Board of Canada production
Change Partners and Dance The second of two documentaries narrated by Joanne Woodward. (R)
('Swing Time' tomorrow 9.30am)
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
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
Directed by ALEXANDER KORDA
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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
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King of Egypt:
Jane Wray (soprano)
W Baker (tenor)
Her Majesty speaks to the Commonwealth (with open subtitles and sign language interpretation).
Sign language presenter: Maureen Denmark.
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)
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Young Lorenz Lowenhielm:
Lady from the Court of Sweden:
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
Producer NIGEL WILLIAMS
('Wodehouse on Broadway' tomorrow at 4.30pm)
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Lt Col Norman
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'.
Screenplay by ERNESTO GALDI Producer SERGIO LEONE
Directed by TONlNO VALERII
(First showing on British television. 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' tomorrow at 11.25pm)
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