Warwick. The showpieces at Warwick are the magnificent castle and the famous
Beauchamp Chapel in St
Mary's Church, both built from local sandstone. Other fascinating buildings include the famous timber-framed
Lord Leycester Hospital. But the legacy of the 20th century is not so happy. The concrete County Council office block destroys an incomparable view of the church.
Written and presented by Alec Clifton-Taylor . Producer Denis Moriarty (R)
(Saffron Walden, Essex, on Christmas Eve at 8.00am on BBC2) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Le Paradoxe des Empereurs Why does the Emperor penguin choose to breed in the Antarctic winter? (R) 9 CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Two hunters disrupt the idyllic African interior and threaten to part Tarzan from his beloved Jane.
Director Cedric Gibbons
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Born in Ireland in 1854, the songwriter, entertainer, poet, watercolourist and humorist is recalled by his daughter Ettie in her 93rd year. With contributions from Brendan O'Dowda , James N Healy , Courtney Kenny and other members of the French family. Producer Alan Tongue
Vintage American comedy. Please Leave the Premises When Ralph objects to an increase in the rent, he discovers that standing by your principles can be a painful experience!
Virginia McKenna A film based on Gavin Maxwell 's famous bestseller about a unique relationship between a man and an animal. Graham Merrill , dissatisfied with his life as a civil servant in London, welcomes the forced change when he buys a pet otter with destructive tendencies and is asked to leave his flat. Throwing in his job, he moves to a remote cottage in the western
Highlands to start a new life with Mij, the otter.
Director Jack Couffer
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Mrs Sarah Chambers:
Mrs Flora Elrick:
Any Old Port. Stan and Ollie make an unlikely pair of gallant heroes.
The popular word game, hosted by Paul Coia. Director Justin C Adams Producer Leslie Mitchell
(Catchword returns in the New Year)
Last Christmas, a boys' choir from Seaford College in West Sussex went carol singing in Moscow. They wanted to sing in Red Square, to bring the sounds of Christmas to the centre of the Soviet Empire. The choir's director,
Philip Hill , narrates the story of their expedition to the Kremlin. Producer Tony Williams
Over the next two weeks
BBC2 is broadcasting all nine Beethoven symphonies in performances recorded for television by the London
Classical Players conducted by Roger Norrington. Their lively interpretations, using original instruments, have taken the musical world by storm. As a curtain raiser to the series, presenter Brian Kay talks to Roger Norrington about his approach to the music and the controversy surrounding 'authentic' Beethoven.
Producer Mike Newman
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Omar Sharif , Julie Christie Doctor and poet Yuri Zhivago is brought up in the family of Alexander Gromeko , whose daughter Tonya he marries. But his true love is for the beautiful Lara, the mistress of a political opportunist. With the outbreak of the Great
War, and with Moscow transformed by the Revolution, their romance is disrupted by the social upheaval surrounding them.
Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak Director David Lean
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From Assen. Every major event throws up a new sporting star. At the 1990 World Disabled Games, held last August in Assen, Holland, it was David Moreton , who swims for the City of Coventry. He won five gold medals and broke five world records. David was among 2,000 athletes from 40 countries who competed in one of the most prestigious events in the sporting calendar. Written and presented by Helen Rollason. Producer Jeff Goddard (R)
The day's main stories presented by John Humphrys. Then Lynette Lithgow reviews the events of the week, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
Followed by Weatherview.
The Tchaikovsky is a world-renowned instrumental competition. Every four years, musicians from all over the globe gather in Moscow for the gruelling contest that could herald a spectacular international career. This year has seen great political and social turmoil in the Soviet Union, and the competitors suffered from lack of food and a substandard orchestra. But, as the contest shows, excitement and magnificent playing are guaranteed. Director Bill Fertik
Producer Robert Dalrymple
A Dalrymple production for BBCtv
The Emmy Award-winning drama by Michael Frayn , shown in two parts. Starring
1: Alan Holly has a secret ambition. After a life of suburban rectitude he sets out one morning from Land's End to walk the length of his native land, a Britain he has never known. His boots are new, his health uncertain, and he has not walked more than a dozen miles in his life.
Executive producer Michael Wearing Director Alan Dossor
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Man on beach:
Mother in charge:
Father in cottage:
Lady in cafeteria:
Hill farmer's wife:
Walerian Borowczyk brings the passions and cruelties of the Middle
Ages into sharp focus against a beautiful visual re-creation of the period.
In a castle in 13th-century France, the baron and his virtuous young wife Blanche, prepare to receive their king. The reception is a success but the favourable impression
Blanche makes on the king is the first link in a tragic chain of events.
From the romantic novel Mazeppa by Juliusz Slowacki
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