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: Rio Lobo

Western starring John Wayne
As the Civil War ends, former enemies join forces to track down missing gold.
Director Howard Hawks (1970)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: John Wayne
Cot Cord McNally: John Wayne
Shasta: Jennifer O'Neill
Phillips: Jack Elam
Tuscarora: Chris Mitchum
Cap tPierreCordona: Jorge Rivero

: White Christmas

Musical starring Bing Crosby
Reworking of Holiday Inn
, which gave Christmas its biggest hit song.
Director Michael Curtiz (1954)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Director: Michael Curtiz
Bob Wallace: Bing Crosby
Phil Davis: Danny Kaye
Betty: Rosemary Clooney
Judy: Vera-Ellen
General Waverly: Dean Jagger
Emma: Mary Wickes

: Athletics

Highlights from the world athletics championships held in Stuttgart in August. British gold, American dominance and Chinese women distance runners made a memorable championship.

: Inside the Wrong Trousers

Behind-the-scenes look at the work of Oscar-winning animator Nick Park , the man behind Creature Comforts and Wallace and Gromit. Park's A Grand Day Out is shown at 5.35pm.


Unknown: Nick Park

: The Way of the Cross in Sarajevo

In the devastated city, a remarkable Mass is held as two priests follow a contemporary road to Cavalry.

: The Railway Children

Family drama starring Dinah Sheridan, Jenny Agutter.
E Nesbit's classic story telling the adventures of three London children whose peaceful lives are turned upside down one Christmas.


Writer: Lionel Jeffries
Director: Lionel Jeffries
Mother: Dinah Sheridan
Bobbie: Jenny Agutter
Perks: Bernard Cribbins
Phyllis: Sally Thomsett
Peter: Gary Warren
Old Gentleman: William Mervyn
Father: Iain Cuthbertson

: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Disaster strikes the Banks family Christmas.

: A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev

People across the world mourned the death earlier this year of Rudolf Nureyev , the Russian-born dancer who became one of the most famous figures in the history of ballet. In this documentary paying tribute to his life and work, colleagues including Dame
Ninette de Valois, Dame Merle Park , and Natalia Makarova share their memories of a man who was also a choreographer, ballet director, producer, actor and conductor. The programme includes excerpts from Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and is followed by a film of Nureyev in performance.


Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Unknown: Dame Merle Park
Unknown: Natalia Makarova

: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's tragic love story is told in this ballet showing Rudolf Nureyev in one of his famous roles, opposite Margot Fonteyn , with whom he made his Covent
Garden debut in 1962. By the time this film was made, theirs had become a renowned partnership. With music by Prokofiev and the designs of Nicholas Georgiadis , it was the first full-length work for the Royal Ballet by Kenneth MacMillan , who died last year.
Director Paul CZinner (1966)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Nicholas Georgiadis
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Director: Paul Czinner
Romeo: Rudolf Nureyev
Juliet: Margot Fonteyn
Mercutio: David Blair
Tybalt: Desmond Doyle
Benvolio: Anthony Dowell
Paris: Derek Rencher
Lord Capulet: Michael Somes

: A Grand Day Out

In this Claymation comedy from Creature Comforts director, Nick Park , Wallace, an amiable inventor, sets off with his dog Gromit for an outing to the Moon. This first Wallace and Gromit adventure won a Bafta award for best animated film. This is one of three Animated2 programmes over the holiday. A sequel, The Wrong Trousers, is shown tomorrow at 5.20pm.


Director: Nick Park

: A Christmas Carol

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens 's famous
Christmas ghost story, is the premiere of this television version of Christopher Gable 's production for the Northern Ballet Theatre. With
Carl Davis 's music, he recaptures a snowy Victorian Christmas
Eve in London. Choreographed by Massimo Moricone , with designs by Lez Brotherston , it tells the story of the miserly Scrooge, and his encounter with four ghosts. DirectorKriss Rusmanis
Executive producer Bob Lockyer


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Christopher Gable
Unknown: Carl Davis
Unknown: Massimo Moricone
Unknown: Lez Brotherston
Producer: Bob Lockyer

: American Friends

Film Premiere. Drama starring Michael Palin
The closeted life of an Oxford college seems the perfect environment for Victorian don Francis Ashby. But on holiday in Switzerland, he meets two American ladies and his future is changed. (1991)
FlLM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Director: Tristram Powell
Rev Francis Ashby: Michael Palin
Miss Caroline Hartley: Connie Booth
Miss Elinor Hartley: Trini Alvarado
Oliver Syme: Alfred Molina
Pollitt: David Calder
Anderson: Simon Jones
Rushden: Robert Eddison
Dr Weeks: Alun Armstrong
Dr Butler: Roger Lloyd Pack

: The Queen

This afternoon's speech, with signing for deaf people.
Then Christmas in Sarajevo

: Bookmark: Selected Exits

Anthony Hopkins and his daughter Abigail Harrison appear on screen together for the first time In Alan Plater's dramatisation of Gwyn Thomas's autobiography. Hopkins plays the Welsh comic writer, playwright, broadcaster and raconteur who died in 1981. "I was an impudent, assertive child," writes Thomas, "given to making loud rash statements when everyone else had agreed that a long cautious silence was the only answer to our problems."


Author: Gwyn Thomas: Alan Plater
Dramatised by: Alan Plater
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Tristram Powell
Gwyn Thomas: Anthony Hopkins
Lyn Thomas: Sue Roderick
Gwyn's father: Robert Pugh
Gwyn (aged 18): Brendan O'Hea
Gwyn (aged 13): Gavin Rhys Ashcroft
Walt Thomas Sr: Bernard Lloyd
Walt Thomas Jr: Richard Lynch
Nana Thomas: Abigail Harrison
Dr Bronowski: John Grillo
Chairman of Brains Trust: John Edmunds
Headmaster: Alan David
Headmaster's wife: Ann Beach
Mr Metcalfe: Sion Probert
Mrs Metcalfe: Victoria Plucknett
Baker: Robert Hands
Clarke: James Arlon
Principal: Benjamin Whitrow
Mrs Morris: Rowena Cooper
Walford: Geoffrey Hutchings
George Devine: Ian McDiarmid

: French and Saunders

An episode from the comedy pair's series, first shown in 1990, with guest Jane Asher. Director Bob Spiers
Producer Jon Plowman


Unknown: Jane Asher.
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Belle de jour

Classic Luis Bunuel drama starring
Catherine Deneuve
A bored wife's exotic fantasies lead her to enter a brothel. In
French with English subtitles. With Jean Sorel , Genevieve Page.
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Catherine Deneuve
Unknown: Jean Sorel

: Hangover Square

Shown in the Black Christmas season of madness, murder and dark humour, a tale of horror in Edwardian London. With Laird Cregar, George Sanders.
(1945) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


[Actor]: Laird Cregar
[Actor]: George Sanders
Director: John Brahm

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