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Followed by English Towns
Saffron Walden , Essex. In this friendly little town on the border of East Anglia, brick, tile and timber-frame predominates. Apart from the flint of the church, stone only makes its appearance at the nearby mansion of Audley
End, completed in 1621. 'For the grandee who built this prestigious house, it just had to be limestone and nothing else. A colossal piece of extravagance.' Today, Saffron Walden is a town with too many pollarded trees and too much traffic.
Written and presented by Alec Clifton-Taylor . (R)
(Lewes, East Sussex, on Boxing Day at


Unknown: Saffron Walden
Unknown: Saffron Walden
Presented By: Alec Clifton-Taylor

: Tarzan Escapes

Johnny Weissmuller Maureen O'Sullivan
Jane's cousins Eric and Rita Parker arrive in the jungle with news of an inheritance which will make her rich. But their arrival also poses a threat to Tarzan's freedom. Cheetah HERSELF
Director Richard Thorpe
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Johnny Weissmuller
Unknown: Maureen O'Sullivan
Unknown: Rita Parker
Director: Richard Thorpe
Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Jane: Maureen O'Sullivan
Captain Frye: John Buckler
Rita Parker: Benita Hume
Eric Parker: William Henry
Rawlins: Herbert Mundin
Masters: E E Clive
Bomba: Darby Jones

: Laurel and Hardy

From Soup to Nuts.
Stan and Ollie become waiters at a posh dinner.

: Songs of Praise Christmas Special

From Prague, Czechoslovakia. ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Golf 90

For European golf the new decade began where the 80s ended - on a high note. Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam continued their winning ways in superb style. Peter Alliss looks back on a great year. Producer John Shrewsbury


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: Nickelodeon

Ryan O'Neal
Burt Reynolds
In the early days of 'moving pictures' the most unlikely people became film-makers and stars, as this crazy cinematic comedy shows.
Director Peter Bogdanovich 9 FILMS: pages 51-64


Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Leo Harrigan: Ryan O'Neal
'Buck' Greenway: Burt Reynolds
Alice Forsyte: Tatum O'Neal
H H Cobb: Brian Keith
Marty Stevens: Stella Stevens
Franklin Frank: John Ritter
Kathleen Cooke: Jane Hitchcock
Michael Gilhooley: Jack Perkins
Bailiff: Brion James
Judge: Sidney Armus
Defence attorney: Joe Warfield
Edna Mae Gilhooley: Tamar Cooper

: Beethoven Symphonies

Symphony No 2 in D, Op 36 This exuberant work was written at a time when
Beethoven was contemplating suicide. Conducted by Roger Norrington , the London
Classical Players perform on original instruments.
(Symphony No 3 tomorrow at 12.10pm)


Conducted By: Roger Norrington

: La Traviata

Teresa Stratas
Placido Domingo
Verdi's romantic tragedy about the love of a young nobleman for a courtesan gave Italian director
Franco Zeffirelli the opportunity to unite the two loves of his life - opera and film.
Conducted by James Levine with the Metropolitan Opera Association and Chorus.
(An Italian film with English subtitles) 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Teresa Stratas
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Franco Zeffirelli
Conducted By: James Levine
Violetta: Teresa Stratas
Alfredo: Placido Domingo
Germont: Cornell MacNeil
Baron: Allan Monk
Flora: Axell Gall
Annina: Pina Cei
Gastone: Maurizio Barbacini
Doctor: Robert Sommer

: Carols from King's

The world-famous choir of King's College, Cambridge sings many of the carols that have made the 'sound of King's' a memorable part of Christmas. With readings from the Bible, Charles Dickens ,
George Herbert , Alfred Lord Tennyson, W H Auden and others.
Carols: Once in Royal David's
City; This Is the Truth Sent from Above; 0 Little Town of Bethlehem; Balulalow; Bethlehem Down; Nowell Sing We Now All and Some; Unto Us Is Born a Son; The Holly and the Ivy;
We Wish You a Merry Christmas; The Oxen; Sing Lullaby!;
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day; 0 Come, All Ye Faithful. Dean of King's College: The Rev John Drury. Director of Music:
Stephen Cleobury.
Organ Scholar: Peter Barley. Producer David Kremer
Executive producer Roger Hutchings (R) 0 PICTURE STORY: page 79


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Alfred Lord
Unknown: H Auden
Unknown: John Drury.
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury.
Unknown: Peter Barley.
Producer: David Kremer
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: A Passage to India

Judy Davis , Victor Banergee Peggy Ashcroft , James Fox Adela Quested arrives in India to visit her fiance,
Chandrapore city magistrate Ronny Heaslop. Through liberal schoolteacher Richard
Fielding, she and her companion Mrs Moore are introduced to Dr Aziz, a Muslim surgeon. Anxious to please the two western women, Aziz organises a trip to the famous Marabar Caves.
Director David Lean


Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Victor Banergee
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Adela Quested
Unknown: Ronny Heaslop.
Unknown: Mrs Moore
Director: David Lean
Adela Quested: Judy Davis
Dr Aziz: Victor Banergee
Mrs Moore: Peggy Ashcroft
Richard Fielding: James Fox
Ronny Heaslop: Nigel Havers
Professor Godbole: Alec Guinness
Turton: Richard Wilson
Mrs Turton: Antonia Pemberton
McBryde: Michael Culver
Mahmoud Ali: Art Malik
Hamidullah: Saeed Jaffrey
Major Callendar: Clive Swift
Mrs Callendar: Anne Firbank
Amritrao: Roshan Seth
Stella: Sandra Hotz
Mr Das: Rashid Karapiet

: The Making of the Trials of Life

Once More Into the Termite
How do you predict the time and place to film the best wildlife action? Why do people dedicate their lives to watching army ant manoeuvres, elephant dynasties, or bands of killer chimps? David Attenborough tracks down the people and stories behind the series The Trials of Life. Producer Michael Gunton 0 NATURE: page 25


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Michael Gunton

: Madonna In Concert

In August 1990, Madonna's
'Blond Ambition' tour reached
Barcelona. This tour is her most spectacular to date: costumes by Jean Paul
Gaultier, intricate dance routines and hits including Vogue, Material Girl and Holiday.
Director David Mallet
Producer Tony Eaton
0 PICTURE STORY: page 79


Costumes By: Jean Paul
Director: David Mallet
Producer: Tony Eaton

: The Fabulous Singlettes

A musical comedy written by Andrew Nickolds , starring Naomi Eyers
Alison Jiear , Simone Dee It is 1962, and in a dingy flat in London's Earls Court three
Australian girls pine for home.
Director/Producer Geoff Posner


Written By: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Naomi Eyers
Unknown: Alison Jiear
Unknown: Simone Dee
Producer: Geoff Posner
Fabulous Singlettes: Naomi Eyers
Fabulous Singlettes: Alison Jiear
Fabulous Singlettes: , Simone Dee
Susan: Holly Aird
Brian: Ben Daniels
Toni: Anthony Jackson
Rev Truscott: Albert Welling
Mr Higgins: Jerome Willis
Talent scout: Bernard Kay
Gilbert Johnson: Adam Wood

: This Is Spinal Tap

A rockumentary by Marti DiBergi.
At last - a movie that captures the sights, sounds and smells of a hard-working rock band on tour. Follow the exciting comeback tour of Britain's leading heavy rockers, Spinal Tap, as they launch their sexy new album Smell the Glove before literally dozens of indifferent fans.
Screenplay by Christopher Guest. Michael McKean , Harry Shearer and Rob Reiner
Director Rob Reiner
0 FILMS: pages 51-64
0 PICTURE STORY: page 79


Unknown: Christopher Guest.
Unknown: Michael McKean
Unknown: Harry Shearer
Unknown: Rob Reiner
Director: Rob Reiner
Nigel Tufnel (lead guitar): Christopher Guest
David St Hubbins (lead guitar): Michael McKean
Derek Smalls (bass): Harry Shearer
Mick Shrimpton (drums): R J Parnell
Viv Savage (keyboards): David Kaff
Marti DiBergi: Rob Reiner
Jeanine Pettibone: June Chadwick
Ian Faith: Tony Hendra
Tommy Pischedda: Bruno Kirby
Designer: Anjeuca Huston
Mime artist: Billy Crystal

: Brendel Plays Schubert

The Middle Temple Hall in London is the splendid setting for a performance by Alfred Brendel of Schubert's
Piano Sonata in A major. Producer Humphrey Burton (R)


Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Producer: Humphrey Burton

: Weatherview

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