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: Hollywood Hotel

Lively musical starring Dick Powell
Rosemary Lane
When Ronnie Bowers leaves
Kansas City to make it big in the movies, Hollywood overwhelms him - but not for long.
With Benny Goodman.
Director Busby Berkeley (Blackand white) ● FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Dick Powell
Unknown: Rosemary Lane
Unknown: Ronnie Bowers
Unknown: Benny Goodman.
Ronnie Bowers: Dick Powell
Virginia: Rosemary Lane
Mona Marshall: Lola Lane
Chester Marshall: Hugh Herbert
Fuzzy: Ted Healy
Jonesy: Glenda Farrell

: Follow the Fleet

An Irving Berlin musical, starring
Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
A song and dance man joins the navy when his girlfriend leaves him, but their romance is rekindled when the fleet docks in San Francisco.
Director Mark Sandrich
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Irving Berlin
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: San Francisco.
Director: Mark Sandrich
Bake Baker: Fred Astaire
Skerry: Ginger Rogers
Bilge Smith: Randolph Scott
Showgirl: Betty Grable
Connie: Harriet Hilliard
Iris: Astrid Allwyn

: Greenclaws

Children's programme.

: Sunday in the Park with George

Stephen Sondheim 's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical spectacular, inspired by the life of the French Impressionist painter Georges Seurat.
Directors Terry Hughes and James Lapine 0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Georges Seurat.
Directors: Terry Hughes
Directors: James Lapine
George: Mandy Patinkin
Dot: Bernadette Peters
Jules/Bob: Charles Kimbrough
Old lady/Blair: Barbara Bryne
Yvonne/Naomi Eisen: Dana Ivey
Louis/Billy Webster: Chris Groenendaal
Mr/Lee Randolph: Frank Kopyc
Mrs/Nurse/Harriet Pawling: Judith Moore

: Nikolayeva Plays Shostakovich

Preludes and Fugues 22 to 24. Tatiana Nikolayeva completes Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues. They are crowned by a triumphant final fugue. ● STEREO


Unknown: Tatiana Nikolayeva

: Jean-Claude des Alpes

Comic animated film from Switzerland.

: Geraint Evans Masterclass

The third of four programmes shows the late Sir Geraint
Evans working with young singers on the portrayal of characters in IPagliacci by Leoncavallo, a compelling story of passion and tragedy.
Introduced by Christopher Gillett , one of the students who took part in this masterclass, and who has recently finished a season with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. (Rpt;
(Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, tomorrow 1.50pm)


Introduced By: Christopher Gillett

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: 3: The Handed Molecule

A look at the way in which the handedness of molecules governs the interaction between chemicals. (Part 4 tomorrow at 2.50pm)

: A Star is Born

Classic melodrama starring
Judy Garland James Mason
Screen star Norman Maine is saved from public humiliation by struggling young singer Esther Blodgett. Maine, in turn, helps her in a spectacular rise to stardom, only to see her destroyed by success.
Director George Cukor
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages4165


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Norman Maine
Director: George Cukor
Vicki Lester/Esther Blodgett: Judy Garland
Norman Maine: James Mason
Libby: Jack Carson
Oliver Niles: Charles Bickford
Danny MeGuire: Tom Noonan
Starlet: Lucy Marlow
Susan: Amanda Black
Graves: Irving Bacon
Glenn Williams: James Brown
Miss Markham: Lotus Robb

: Life with Eliza

Continuing the series of period comedy vignettes, chronicling the adventures of an Edwardian clerk, starring
John Sessions
The Recitation. Ernest's vanity is tickled by an invitation to give a public recitation.
(Final programme tomorrow at 5.50pm) • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Tosca

"Simply a triumph: of musicianship, camerawork, electronic engineering - but chiefly of audacity," said
The Times of this production of Puccini's opera.
Starring Placido Domingo , it was originally broadcast in July, direct from the Rome locations and at the times specified in the libretto, which heightened its powerful dramatic impact.
The first act takes place in the church of Sant' Andrea della
Valle and Act 2 in the Farnese
Palace. The opera reaches its climax with Act 3, which is set at dawn in the sinister prison of Castel Sant' Angelo on the banks of the Tiber.
RAI Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Zubin Mehta Producer Andrea Andermann TV director Brian Large * STEREO


Unknown: Placido Domingo
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Producer: Andrea Andermann
Director: Brian Large
Cavaradossi: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Tosca: Catherine Malfitano (soprano)
Searpia: Ruggero Raimondi (barrtone)

: Talking Rembrandt

A compilation of the brief personal responses to some of Rembrandt's best-loved paintings and drawings, shown earlier in the year. A duke, an artist and a pig farmer are among those giving their views. Producer Keith Alexander (Revised rpt)


Producer: Keith Alexander

: TheVampyra Soap Opera

The second episode of an action-packed updating of The Vampire, a 19th-century romantic opera.
(For cast see yesterday at 9.00pm) ● STEREO

: New Season on Two

A preview of the drama starting soon on BBC2.

: Married to the Mob

First showing on network television for
Jonathan Demme 's comedy thriller, starring
Michelle Pfeiffer
One fine day, small-time Mafia wife Angie De Marco decides she's had enough and goes into hiding. But godfather
Tony Russo is on to her, the FBI are on to him - and then she falls for an undercover agent.
● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Jonathan Demme
Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer
Unknown: Angie de Marco
Unknown: Tony Russo
Angela De Marco: Michelle Pfeiffer
Mike Downey: Matthew Modine
Tony the Tiger Russo: Dean Stockwell
Cucumber Frank De Marco: Alec Baldwin
Connie Russo: Mercedes Ruehl
FBI director: Trey Wilson
Rose: Joan Cusack
Theresa: Ellen Foley

: Unplugged - Eric Clapton

Clapton and his band perform an acoustic, blues-based set, including numbers such as Before You Accuse Me, Runnin' on Faith, Tears in Heaven, Old Love and the classic Layla. ● STEREO

: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Classic 1950s science fiction with "incredible" special effects. Starring Grant Williams
On a boating holiday with his wife, Scott Carey is enveloped briefly in a strange mist. Six months later, he finds his body is mysteriously shrinking, an effect that causes him to change his view of the world.
Director Jack Arnold ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Grant Williams
Unknown: Scott Carey
Director: Jack Arnold
Scott Carey: Grant Williams
Louise Carey: Randy Stuart
Clarice: April Kent
Charlie Carey: Paul Langton
Dr Thomas Silver: Raymond Bailed
Dr Arthur Bramson: William Schallert

: Weatherview

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