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: The Third Man

Starring with guest star
Barcelona Passage
Screenplay by GILBERT WINFIELD Directed by CLIFF OWEN (R;


Unknown: Gilbert Winfield
Directed By: Cliff Owen
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Brad: Jonathan Harris
Eva: Dawn Addams

: Buck Rogers

A series in 12 episodes starring
8: Revolt of the Zuggs


Buck Rogers: Buster Crabbe

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes starring
Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon. 8: The Fiery Abyss


Unknown: Buster Crabbe

: Gigi

Starring and The enchanting Lemer and Loewe musical version of Colette's story about a young girl growing up in Paris during the 1890s. Gigi is being carefully 'schooled' by her grandmother and aunt, but there are other influences around ...
Including Thank Heavenfor Little Girls and The Night
They Invented Champagne.
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Directed By: Vincente Minnelli
Gigi: Leslie Caron
Honore Lachaille: Maurice Chevalier
Gaston: Louis Jordan
Mme Alvarez: Hermione Gingold
Liane d'Exelmans: Eva Gabor
Sandomir: Jacques Bergerac
Aunt Alicia: Isabel Jeans
Manuel: John Abbott

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

Richard Baker introduces the annual concert live from the Golden Hall of Vienna's
Musikverein. The Vienna
Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Zubin Mehta in a traditional programme of music by Franz von Suppe and the Strauss family. With the Ballet of Vienna State Opera and members of the Ballet School of the Vienna State Opera, in dances choreographed by Gerlinde Dill and Hedi Richter. Directed by BRIAN LARGE
An Austrian Television production in association with ZDF, Germany


Introduces: Richard Baker
Conducted By: Zubin Mehta
Music By: Franz von Suppe
Unknown: Vienna State Opera
Unknown: Gerlinde Dill
Unknown: Hedi Richter.
Directed By: Brian Large

: Racing from Cheltenham

BBCtv's outside broadcast cameras bring you four live races on this New Year's Day meeting.
12.45 Steel Plate Trial Hurdle
1.20 Steep Plate and Sections Young Chasers Qualifier (2m)
1.55 ASW Handicap Steeplechase (4m)
2.30 ASW Handicap Hurdle (2m) Introduced by Julian Wilson. Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan and Richard Pitman.
Reporter: Jonathan Powell. Producer KEITH MACKENZIE


Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman.
Reporter: Jonathan Powell.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Look, Stranger

The Investigator
Mary Davies , an investigator of historic buildings, operated single-handedly from the Lake District to the Scottish Border, compiling detailed dossiers.
Director SANDRA WAINWRIGHT Executive producer BRIDGET WINTER (R)


Unknown: Mary Davies
Director: Sandra Wainwright

: The Natural World: Tom's River: Reflections of a River Keeper

For 27 years, Tom Williams has worked alongside the Hampshire Avon, a crystal-clear river which flows through some of rural England's most beautiful countryside. His detailed observations offer rare insights into the river's wild creatures. Tom's work keeps the river alive, and in this affectionate portrait he 'observes things townsfolk's eyes would never see'.
BBC Bristol (R)


Contributor: Tom Williams
Producer: Hugh Miles

: Catchword

Hosted by Paul Coia. Director JUSTIN c. ADAMS


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: DEF II U2: Lovetown

Shot on the Australian leg of U2's recent world tour,
Lovetown features highlights of the band's Sydney shows with B.B. King , including stunning performances of Desire and New Year's Day. Producer MICHELLE BENNETT Director RICHARD LOWENSTEIN An RML production for BBCtv


Unknown: B.B. King
Producer: Michelle Bennett
Director: Richard Lowenstein

: Nigel Kennedy - Four Seasons

Top violinist
Nigel Kennedy brings classical music into the 90s with his acclaimed interpretation of Vivaldi's masterpiece. He's joined by the English Chamber
Orchestra for a performance that combines sight and sound to dazzling effect. Producer ANDREA WONFOR Director GEOFF WONFOR
A Zenith North and Picture Music
International production for BBCtv


Violinist: Nigel Kennedy
Producer: Andrea Wonfor
Director: Geoff Wonfor

: Songs of Armenia

The first in a series of programmes featuring the Chilingirian String Quartet playing arrangements of Armenian folk melodies, including The Crane which for Armenians remains a symbol of their nationality. (Secondprogrammetomorrowat

: Ski Sunday Special

Featuring ski jumping from
Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The picturesque Bavarian town of Garmisch plays host to the second round of the Four Hills tournament.
Can Finland's triple Olympic gold medallist
Matti Nykaenen complete a hat trick of victories to keep him in line for his third successive Four Hills crown?
Commentator: Ron Pickering. Produced by MARK WILKIN
Executive producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Matti Nykaenen
Commentator: Ron Pickering.
Produced By: Mark Wilkin

: The Last Gulag

Thirteen hundred miles east of Moscow, in the heart of the Ural mountains, lies 'Perm 35', the last remaining camp for political prisoners in the Soviet Union. In July, a French film crew was allowed inside for one day - the first time such access had been granted. The crew talked freely to prisoners, guards, and the three men confined for three months in the punishment cells. Later, the crew returned to Perm 35 to film the release of one of the prisoners and his reunion with his wife and baby.
Producer JEAN PIERRE VAUDON Director GILLES DELANNOY An 'Everyman' special (R) revised


Producer: Jean Pierre Vaudon
Director: Gilles Delannoy

: Not Just a Fairy Tale

As a curtain-raiser to tonight's broadcast from the London Coliseum, a contemporary riddle: what links the Hansel and Gretel story, an inner London school and a new town in Essex? Answer: the English National Opera, by involving its staff in creating theatre with young people far from the confines of the opera house.


Produced By: Peter Maniura
Produced By: Simon Broughton

: Hansel and Gretel

A fairy opera in three acts by Engelbert Humperdinck. Text by Adelheid Wette after the Brothers Grimm.
English translation by David Pountney.
English National Opera's evocative production from the London Coliseum.
English National Opera Orchestra, led by Barry Griffiths , conducted by Mark Elder.
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Directed by BARRIE GAVIN


Unknown: Adelheid Wette
Translation By: David Pountney.
Unknown: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Mark Elder.
Unknown: Stefanos Lazaridis
Unknown: Chris Ellis
Directed By: Barrie Gavin
Hansel: Ethna Robinson
Gretel: Cathryn Pope
Mother/Witch: Felicity Palmer
Father: Norman Bailey
Sandman: Maureen Brathwaite
Dew Fairy: Janis Kelly

: Cane Toads - Unnatural History

Earier this year an abridged version of this award-winning film was shown. Now, the full extraordinary story of Queensland's cane toads.
They were imported in the 1930s to curb the sugar cane beetle. But the beetle could fly, the toad couldn't Disaster. Cameraman JIM FRAZIER Producer MARK LAWSON
A Film Australia production for BBCtv
(R) revised


Unknown: Jim Frazier
Producer: Mark Lawson

: Hannah and Her Sisters

Holly, April and Lee have always relied on their sister
Hannah's stability - everyone does - even her ex-husband Mickey. But her strength will be sorely tested over the next two years.
Through three Thanksgivings the intertwined tales of the four sisters form a rich picture of human relationships in this heartwarming comedy by Woody Allen.
Produced by ROBERT GREENHUT Written and directed by WOODY ALLEN
(First showing on British television)
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Comedy By: Woody Allen.
Produced By: Robert Greenhut
Directed By: Woody Allen
Mickey Sachs: Woody Allen
Elliot: Michael Caine
Hannah: Mia Farrow
April: Carrie Fisher
Lee: Barbara Hershey
Frederick: Max von Sydow
Holly: And Dianne Wiest
Evan: Lloyd Nolan
Norma: Maureen O'Sullivan
Dusty: Daniel Stern
David: Sam Waterston
Mickey's ex-partner: Tony Roberts
Gail: Julie Kavner
Paul: Lewis Black
Mary: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Larry: Christian Clemenson
Ed Smythe: J T Walsh

: Heavy Metal Heaven

American TV and movie star Elvira introduces a mind-shattering double bill of classic and new heavy metal music.
Led Zeppelin
From 1969, a 'lost' recording of the definitive heavy rock band performing in Denmark at the start of their legendary career.
Plus Metallica
The giants of a new generation of heavy metal bands filmed live in concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
Led Zeppelin:
A Danmarks Radio production for BBCtv
('Ozzy Osboume ' and "Thrashed to Death' tomorrow at 11.20pm)


Director: Helen Gallacher
Unknown: Ozzy Osboume

: Weather

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