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: The Third Man

Hollywood Incident Starring and Delivering a painting to a distinguished director,
Harry finds him penniless. Directed by PAUL STANLEY (R)


Directed By: Paul Stanley
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Brad: Jonathan Harris
Marcel Genet: Lome Greene

: Buck Rogers

Starring Buster Crabbe. The Enemy's Stronghold
Buck and Buddy are menaced with a paralysing ray gun.


Unknown: Buster Crabbe.

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Starring Buster Crabbe. Walking Bombs
Flash and his companions are attacked by an army of mechanical men.


Unknown: Buster Crabbe.

: Fred and Ginger: Swing Time

When Lucky Garnett is late for his own wedding the bride's outraged father forbids the marriage until he has made his fortune - from a capital of just 25 cents.
CGay Divorce' is tomorrow at 9.30am)
0 FILMS: page 25


Music By: Jerome Kern
Directed By: George Stevens
Lucky and: Fred Astaire
Penny: Ginger Rogers
Pop: Victor Moore
Mabel: Helen Broderick
Gordon: Eric Blore
Margaret: Betty Furness

: The Ryder Cup Retained

In what was a marvellous season of golf, the outstanding event was the 28th Ryder Cup from the Belfry. In his last year as team captain, Tony Jacklin led Europe's best golfers in their attempt to defeat the Americans for the third successive time.
Relive those wonderful moments as Peter Alliss guides you through three days of swinging fortunes culminating in the closest possible finish.
Assistant producers PAUL DAVIES and BARBARA SLATER (R) ('Nick Faldo's Year' is tomorrow at 11.1 0am)


Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Producers: Paul Davies
Producers: Barbara Slater
Unknown: Nick Faldo

: A Year in the Life

Twenty Years On
In 1969 this award-winning documentary series followed a number of people for a year. How have their lives changed since the swinging 60s became Thatcher's Britain?
The Honourable Member: was worried that backbench life would wreck his
Lancashire marriage and barrister's practice, but he went on to become Home
(Tomorrow: 'A Man Determined')

: Pigeon Street

A Light in the Sky
Produced by DAVID YATES (R)


Written By: Michael Cole
Produced By: David Yates

: Boop-Oop-a-Doop!

After her creation in 1930 Betty Boop rose from her supporting role as Bimbo's poodle girlfriend to become a screen siren.
With classic cartoons from recently restored negatives and archive footage of Cab
Calloway, Louis Armstrong , Rudy Vallee and others.
A Crystal Pictures production (R)


Unknown: Betty Boop
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Rudy Vallee

: The Pagnol Trilogy: Fanny

Fanny has sacrificed her chance of happiness with Marius. With the support of his father, Cesar, she turns to an older admirer.
Written and produced by MARCEL PAGNOL
(A French film with English subtitles. First showing on British television. Black and white)
('Ctsar' is tomorrow at 1.40pm)
0 FILMS: page 25


Produced By: Marcel Pagnol
Directed By: Marc Allegret
Fanny: Orane Demazis
Cesar and: Raimu
Panisse: Femand Charpin
Marius: Pierre Fresnay

: Wodehouse on Broadway

A Musical Memoir by Tony Staveacre.
'He was just 22 when the theatre hooked him in ... and like a cat which has strayed into a strange back yard, he found himself surrounded by weird creatures, flitting about in an eerie semi-darkness, like brightly-coloured creatures in a cave....'
P.G. Wodehouse was a lyricist before he was a novelist.
In the early years of the American musical theatre, he became one of the busiest songwriters on Broadway, working mostly with Jerome Kern - but also with George Gershwin , Sigmund Romberg and Ivor Novello.
This dramatised account of Wodehouse's adventures behind the scenes includes 20 of his songs performed at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Featuring Peter Woodward as P.G. Wodehouse
Tony Slattery as Guy Bolton
Gary Yershon as Jerome Kern with Kelly Hunter , Charlotte Avery , Brad Graham , Nicolas Colicos , Michael Crossman , Margaret Houston ,
Julia Hampson and Nicola Dewdney. Choreography BRAD GRAHAM
Musical director GARY YERSHON Orchestrations JIM PARKER and IAN MACPHERSON
Directed by KEITH CHEETHAM Produced by TONY STAVEACRE (Stage production sponsored by KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock)
0 DOCUMENTARY: page 18


Unknown: Tony Staveacre.
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Sigmund Romberg
Unknown: Ivor Novello.
Unknown: Peter Woodward
Unknown: P.G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Tony Slattery
Unknown: Guy Bolton
Unknown: Gary Yershon
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Kelly Hunter
Unknown: Charlotte Avery
Unknown: Brad Graham
Unknown: Nicolas Colicos
Unknown: Michael Crossman
Unknown: Margaret Houston
Unknown: Julia Hampson
Unknown: Nicola Dewdney.
Director: Gary Yershon
Director: Orchestrations Jim Parker
Directed By: Keith Cheetham
Produced By: Tony Staveacre

: Films for the Family: The Black Stallion

Continuing a short season of holiday films for the family. Starring and 1946: the only survivors of a passenger ship which sinks off North Africa are a young American boy and a headstrong Arab stallion.
They are washed ashore on a desolate island, where the boy succeeds in taming and riding 'the Black'. After the two are rescued and returned to New
York, the horse is kept in a cramped back yard ...
('The Black Stallion Returns' is on Thursday 28 December at 1.35pm)
• FILMS: page 25


Directed By: Carroll Ballard
Henry Dailey: Mickey Rooney
Alec Ramsey: Kelly Reno
Alec's mother: Teri Garr

: The Love for Three Oranges

By Sergei Prokofiev after Carlo Gozzi 's comedy. English translation by David Lloyd-Jones .
Performed at the Grand
Theatre, Leeds by Opera North in Richard Jones 's inventive and hilarious production designed by the Brothers Quay with costumes by Sue Blane. With plenty of bizarre surprises including 'scratch and sniff cards.
English Northern Philharmonia Led by: David Greed.
Chorus of Opera North
Chorusmaster: Martin Pickard. Conductor David Lloyd-Jones . Children from Holy Trinity Middle School, Cookridge. Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Directed for television by BARRIE GAVIN
• 'SCRATCH AND SNIFF' CARDS: free with the Christmas issue of 'The Listener', available from newsagents. 0 SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with Radio 3


Unknown: Sergei Prokofiev
Unknown: Carlo Gozzi
Translation By: David Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: Richard Jones
Costumes By: Sue Blane.
Unknown: David Greed.
Conductor: Martin Pickard.
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Television By: Barrie Gavin
King of Clubs: Mark Glanville
Prince: Peter Jeffes
Truffaldino: Paul Harrhy
Pantaloon: Alan Oke
Clarissa: Patricia Payne
Leander: Andrew Shore
Fata Morgana: Maria Moll
Chelio: Roger Bryson
Farfarello: Mark Lufton
Smeraldina: Maria Jagusz
Cook: Richard Angas
Linetta: Lesley Roberts
Nicoletta: Victoria Sharp
Ninetta: Juliet Booth
Herald: Stephen Dowson
Acrobat: Terry Whan

: Monsieur Eiffel's Tower

When Gustave Eiffel built his iron tower 100 years ago, he could hardly have guessed the controversy it would cause.
Executive producer DIANA LASHMORE Producer NICHOLAS ROSSITER (R)


Unknown: Gustave Eiffel
Producer: Diana Lashmore
Producer: Nicholas Rossiter

: Yes Minister

Party Games by Antony Jay , Jonathan Lynn. Starring
Festivities are overshadowed by rumours of a reshuffle. Ludovic Kennedy HIMSELF
Produced and directed by PETER WHITMORE (R)


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn.
Directed By: Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker, MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey, and: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold: John Nettleton
Chief Whip: James Grout
Chancellor: Peter Jeffrey
Foreign Secretary: Philip Stone
Annie: Diana Hoddinott
Maurice: André Maranne
Policemen: Anthony Pedley
Policemen: David Warwick

: Viva Leone! The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Starring and At the height of the American Civil War, a sadistic killer, a Mexican gunman and a mysterious American search desperately for a cashbox. Directed by SERGIO LEONE ('A Fistful of Dynamite' is tomorrow at 11.45pm) t FILMS: page 25


Directed By: Sergio Leone
Joe: Oint Eastwood
Setenza: Lee van Cleef
Tuco: Eli Wallach

: Weatherview

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