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: Command Performance

Musical starring Lilli Palmer.
A singer with stage fright joins a band of gypsies.
(1937) (B/W)
Film Reviews pages 46-65


Director: Sinclair Hill
Susan: Lilli Palmer

: Breakfast News

With signing. Subtitled

: Westminster Daily

Friday's proceedings.

: Irene

Beginning a short season of films starring Anna Neagle Director Herbert Wilcox (1940)


Unknown: Anna Neagle
Director: Herbert Wilcox

: Holiday Outings


: Fine Cut

Documentaries made by independent film-makers. Today, Wemer Herzog looks at Kuwait after the Gulf War. Rpt


Unknown: Wemer Herzog

: Animation Now

: Songs of Praise

: Lassie: the Adventures of Neeka

In the first of four
Lassie films, the canine hero is reunited with her young friend Neeka.
Directors Dick Moder and Richard Hively (1970)


Directors: Dick Moder
Directors: Richard Hively

: M*A*S*H

Is Marilyn Monroe to visit?


Unknown: Marilyn Monroe

: Children's BBC: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: In the Making

Puppeteer. Rpt

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
A Week to Remember Pathe News of 1953. AGnffinproductionforBBCtv

: Westminster reports

Regional programmes shown yesterday at 2.00pm. 537730 j

: The First Noets i

Today: early Nativity carols. !

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Puissance for horses plus the mini-dog agility final.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Who Needs a Wash?

Tony Soper looks at the wildlife in estuaries.


Unknown: Tony Soper

: Delia Smith's Christmas

Today's recipes include apple, mincemeat and nut strudel and homemade mincemeat.
ProducerJayneOwens Rpt Subtitled

: Def II D Energy

In the last show in the series, Jamiroquai, Sub Sub and Michelle Gayle. Plus the winner of the Lift Off competition and snowboarding style with Normski. Director Terry Jervis
Senes producer Clare Pizey Stereo


Unknown: Michelle Gayle.
Director: Terry Jervis
Producer: Clare Pizey Stereo

: Gleaming the Cube

Film Premiere. Action thriller starring Christian Slater
A rebellious young skateboarder sets out to investigate his brother's death. (1989)
FILM REVlEWS pages 46-65


Director: Graeme Clifford
Brian Kelly: Christian Slater
Det Al Lucero: Steven Bauer
Mr Kelly: Ed Lauter
Mrs Kelly: Micole Mercurio

: Rolls-Royce -an Alpine Challenge

In 1912, a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost entered the 1, 700-mile
Austrian Alpine Trial challenge but failed to get up the first hill. So incensed were the makers that they sent back a team of cars the following year and swept the board. Last June, nearly 50 ancient Ghosts celebrated the 80th anniversary of the achievement by driving the course again. Tony Mason and Jeremy Clarkson report. Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams


Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Newman and Baddiel Christmas in Pieces

In a seasonal edition of the series, David searches for a miracle and Robert goes north for Christmas.
Director Babara Jones
Producer Harry Thompson


Director: Babara Jones
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Timewatch

Chairman Mao the Last Emperor "Mao was a revolutionary, he was a visionary, he was a dogmatist, he was a tyrant and, ultimately, he was a monster," is the comprehensive verdict of the former British ambassador to China, Sir Percy Cradock.
Mao Tse-tung ruled China from 1949 until his death in 1976, and this film examines for the first time on television the true extent of his tyranny and the brutality of his regime. His rise to power, and the revolution that swept away the corruption of Chiang Kai Chek , was accompanied with optimism but in the following 25 years he virtually destroyed China.
Mao's promiscuity with young girls who "felt honoured to have sex with Mao" is revealed by his doctor Li Zhisui ; and former Red Guard ZhengYi reveals that cannibalism played a part in the Cultural Revolution. Producer Jeremy Bennett Editor Laurence Rees
An Antelope production for BBCtv
Followed by Christmas in Sarajevo
As we enjoy Christmas, how are the inhabitants of the Sarajevo street coping with freezing conditions, starvation and shelling? Each night over the holiday period there will be further reports. Producer Patrice Barrat
Executive producer Paul Watson


Unknown: Sir Percy Cradock.
Unknown: Mao Tse-Tung
Unknown: Chiang Kai Chek
Unknown: Li Zhisui
Producer: Jeremy Bennett
Editor: Laurence Rees
Producer: Patrice Barrat
Producer: Paul Watson

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow. Subtitled

: Weatherview

: Feelings

Tonight's story is about a disabled boy who challenges people's attitudes at a time when the world faces an environmental crisis.
(Series continues tomorrowat 11.20pm)

: La Strada

In tribute to Federico Fellini , the Italian film director who died recently, BBC2 is showing two of his
Oscar-winning films. The first stars Anthony Quinn
Gelsomina, a simple-minded peasant girl, is picked up by a street entertainer and put to work as a circus clown. In
Italian with English subtitles.
(1954) B/W (Amarcord istomorrow at 11.30pm)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Federico Fellini
Unknown: Anthony Quinn

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