Musical starring Lilli Palmer.
A singer with stage fright joins a band of gypsies.
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Beginning a short season of films starring Anna Neagle Director Herbert Wilcox (1940)
Documentaries made by independent film-makers. Today, Wemer Herzog looks at Kuwait after the Gulf War. Rpt
In the first of four
Lassie films, the canine hero is reunited with her young friend Neeka.
Directors Dick Moder and Richard Hively (1970)
Is Marilyn Monroe to visit?
Presenter (Children's BBC):
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Today: early Nativity carols. !
Puissance for horses plus the mini-dog agility final.
Tony Soper looks at the wildlife in estuaries.
Today's recipes include apple, mincemeat and nut strudel and homemade mincemeat.
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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
Film Premiere. Action thriller starring Christian Slater
A rebellious young skateboarder sets out to investigate his brother's death. (1989)
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Det Al Lucero:
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
In a seasonal edition of the series, David searches for a miracle and Robert goes north for Christmas.
Director Babara Jones
Producer Harry Thompson
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
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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
With Peter Snow. Subtitled
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)
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)
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