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: Paper Tiger

A comedy adventure starring David Niven
"Major" Bradbury is a naturally timid tutor who has invented a heroic past to impress his
Japanese pupil. But then he becomes entangled in a terrorist plot and has to deal with a dangerous situation.
Director Ken Annakin
● TELETEXT SUBITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: David Niven
Director: Ken Annakin
Bradbury: David Niven
Kagoyama: Toshiro Mifune
Muller: Hardy Kruger
Forster: Ronald Fraser
Mr King: Jeff Corey
Mrs King: Patricia Donahue

: Central Park

The acclaimed Frederick
Wiseman documentary, celebrating New York's
Central Park and the people who pass through it.

: My Brother Talks to Horses

First showing on network television of this unusual comedy.
A boy who can talk to horses is hounded by a trio of unscrupulous gamblers.
With Butch Jenkins ,
Peter Lawford , Charlie Ruggles and Edward Arnold.
Director Fred Zinnemann
0 FILMS: pages 4 1-67


Unknown: Butch Jenkins
Unknown: Peter Lawford
Unknown: Charlie Ruggles
Unknown: Edward Arnold.
Director: Fred Zinnemann

: My Fair Lady

The enchanting
Oscar-winning Lerner and Loewe musical version of George Bernard Shaw 's play Pygmalion, starring Rex Harrison
Audrey Hepburn
Henry Higgins , the famous professor of phonetics, boasts to his friend Pickering that he could teach a Cockney flower girl to speak like a duchess.
Then Eliza Doolittle arrives.
Eliza's songs sung by Marni Nixon. Director George Cukor
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Henry Higgins
Unknown: Eliza Doolittle
Sung By: Marni Nixon.
Director: George Cukor
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Professor Henry Higgins: Rex Harrison
Eliza Doolittle: Audrey Hepburn
Alfred Doolittle: Stanley Holloway
Colonel Pickering: Wilfrid Hyde White
Mrs Higgins: Gladys Cooper
Freddie: Jeremy Brett
Zoltan Karpathy: Theodore Bikel
Mrs Pearce: Mona Washbourne
Mrs Eynsford-Hill: Isobel Elsom

: Candide

The definitive concert version of Leonard Bernstein 's operetta based on Voltaire's fictional hero Candide, and his quest for the "best of all possible worlds". It was recorded at London's Barbican
Hall in 1989, with the composer conducting what was, sadly, to be his final London performance.
With the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Director Humphrey Burton
Executive producer Harry J Kraut ● STEREO


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Humphrey Burton
Candide: Jerry Hadley
Cunegonde: June Anderson
Dr Pangloss/Martin: Adolph Green
Old lady: Christa Ludwig
Paquette: Della Jones
Maximilian/Captain: Kurt Ollmann

: News and Sport

With Andrew Harvey. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: The Lost Boys

Part two of the award-winning trilogy about J M Barrie's life. Dark and Sinister Man
1906: Arthur is gravely ill and Sylvia turns to Barrie for help.
(Final part Monday 30 December 8.25pm)


George: Philip Kassler,
George: Mark Benson
Jack: Guy Hewitt,
Jack: David Wilson
Peter: Matthew Blakstad,
Peter: Dominic Heath
Michael: Alexander Buss
Nico: Stephen Matthews
Nico: Jason Fathers
Crompton LlewelynDavies: Robert Swann
Emma du Maurier: Margot van Derburgh
Gilbert Cannan: Brian Stirner
Mrs Benson: Julia Nelson
Hunt: Peter Schofield

: Hail! Hail! Rock n' Roll

The first showing on network television of this triumphant celebration of Chuck Berry's 60th birthday party concert in 1987. Bo Diddley, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the music industry greats who pay tribute to the man who some believe single-handedly changed the sound of contemporary music.
And in the historic Fox Theatre in Berry's home town of St Louis, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Julian Lennon, Keith Richards and Linda Ronstadt salute his achievements. The concert's musical director was Rolling Stone Keith Richards, a big Chuck Berry fan. Director Taylor Hackford
FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Chuck Berry
Unknown: Bo Diddley
Unknown: Little Richard
Unknown: Jerry Lee Lewis
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Robert Cray
Unknown: Etta James
Unknown: Julian Lennon
Unknown: Keith Richards
Unknown: Linda Ronstadt
Unknown: Stone Keith Richards
Unknown: Chuck Berry

: Hammett

Fact meets fiction in Wim Wenders 's film inspired by the life of Dashiell Hammett , the author of The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man.
Frederic Forrest San Francisco, 1928: Hammett, a former Pinkerton agent turned author, is caught up in a complex Chinatown murder-mystery, involving an ex-partner in detection, stag movies, blackmail and a missing teenage girl.
0 FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Wim Wenders
Unknown: Dashiell Hammett
Unknown: Frederic Forrest
Hammett: Frederic Forrest
Jimmy Ryan: Peter Boyle
Kit Conger/Sue Alabama: Marilu Henner
English Eddie Hagedorn: Roy Kinnear
Eli the taxi driver: Elisha Cook Jr
Crystal Ling: Lydia Lei
Lieutenant O'Mara: R G Armstrong
Detective Bradford: Richard Bradford
Fong Wei Tau: Michael Chow
Punk: David Patrick Kelly
Donaldina Cameron: Sylvia Sidney
Gary Salt: Jack Nance

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