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: Sailor Beware

Comedy starring Jerry Lewis
Dean Martin
When Melvin and Al walk past the US Navy's recruiting poster bearing the legend "The Navy Needs You", the Navy has cause to regret it. ,
Director Hal Walker (
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: When Melvin
Director: Hal Walker
Melvin jones: Jerry Lewis
Al Crowthers: Dean Martin
Guest star: Corinne Calvet
Hilda jones: Marion Marshall
Lardoski: Robert Strauss
Blayden: Vincent Edwards
Cdr Lane: Leif Erickson
Sailors: Dan Willis
Sailors: James Dean

: The Barkleys of Broadway

Musical starring Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
John and Dinah Barkley , married stars of the Broadway musical comedy stage, decide to split when Dinah is offered the lead in a new play. But will they find success apart?
Director Charles Walters 1949)
FILM REVIEWS pages46-65


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Dinah Barkley
Director: Charles Walters
john Barkley: Fred Astaire
Dinah Barkley: Ginger Rogers
Ezra Miller: Oscar Levant
Mrs Belney: Billie Burke
Shirlene May: Gale Robbins
Jacques Barredout: Jacques Francois
Judge: George Zucco

: Gymnastics

Helen Rollason looks back at the World Gymnastics
Championships, hosted by Britain last April.


Unknown: Helen Rollason

: Roman Holiday

Beginning a season of films starring
Audrey Hepburn who died earlier this year. This romantic comedy features the actress in her Oscar-winning performance and co-stars Gregory Peck
An American journalist finds a girl apparently in a drunken stupor and takes her home to sleep it off. The next day he discovers she is a princess.
Director William Wyler (1953)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Director: William Wyler
Princess Anne: Audrey Hepburn
Joe Bradley: Gregory Peck
Irving Radovich: Eddie Albert
Countess Vereberg: Margaret Rawlings
Ambassador: Harcourt Williams
Mr Hennessy: Hartley Power

: An Affair to Remember

Romantic drama starring Cary Grant
Deborah Kerr playboy and the girlfriend of a wealthy man fall in love on board ship. They resolve to meet and marry in six months time. But an accident jeopardises their planned rendezvous on top of the Empire State Building. Scenes from this film were featured in Sleepless in Seattle.
Director Leo McCarey (1957)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Director: Leo McCarey
Mickie Ferrante: Cary Grant
Terry McKay: Deborah Kerr
Kenneth: Richard Denning
Lois: Neva Patterson
Grand mother: Cathleen Nesbitt

: Ocean Challenge

Julian Pettifer looks back at the British Steel Challenge round the world yacht race.


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Reindeer Rock

The best and worst recordings from the Christmas pop archive.

: Peter and the Wolf - a Prokofiev Fantasy

Conductor Claudio
Abbado had the original idea forthis unusual visual version of Prokofiev's popular musical story, Peter and the Wolf. Co-directed by Roger Law , one of the creators of Spitting Image, the film uses a combination of puppets and actors (Roy Hudd stars as the composer himself, and 1 0-year-old newcomer Henry Feagins as Peter) to create a visual story which matches the musical language of the piece.
Many of the puppets are life-size, and other roles are played by the innovative Theatre de Complicité. Abbado conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe playing Prokofiev's March in B flat minor, the Overture on Hebrew Themes and the Classical Symphony as well as his children's classic.
The narration is by Sting.


Unknown: Roger Law
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Henry Feagins

: The Wrong Trousers

The last of three "Animated 2" programmes is a new comedy adventure for Wallace and Gromit from Oscar-winning animator Nick Park, creator of "Creature Comforts". Wallace's voice is by Peter Sallis.
See This Week page 12


Director: Nick Park
Producer: Christopher Moll
Wallace: Peter Sallis

: Porgy and Bess

George Gershwin 's 1935 opera is a compendium of standards: Summertime, It Ain't Necessarily So, I Got
Plenty o'Nuttin' and/Loves You Porgy among them.
This production, the first recorded specially for television, is based on Trevor Nunn 's acclaimed 1986Glyndebourne staging, which transferred to
Covent Garden in 1992 and was immediately moved to the huge Shepperton Studios stage.
Willard White and Cynthia Haymon star in the title roles, and the London Philharmonic is conducted by Simon Rattle on a soundtrack that uses the commercially-available EMI recording.
Producers Stephany Marks and Greg Smith
Director TrevorNunn Stereo


Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Willard White
Unknown: Cynthia Haymon
Conducted By: Simon Rattle
Producers: Stephany Marks
Producers: Greg Smith
Porgy: Willard White
Bess: Cynthia Haymon
Crown: Gregg Baker
Serena: Cynthia Clarey
Maria: Marietta Simpson
Sportin'Life: Damon Evans

: The Seven Deadly Sins

The first of seven films exploring the virtues of vice.
Cinderella or the Vindication of Sloth. In Stephen Oliver 's opera the famous fairy story is turned on its head - the sisters are pretty, Cinderella is lazy and the Fairy Godmother is the Devil.
sung by CHARLEY HENDERSON (treble)
sung by SAMUEL BURKEY (treble) sung by DAVID COOPER (treble)
sung by NATHAN WATTS (treble) Producer Jonathan Gili
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff
(The next programme, which looks at envy, is tomorrow at 11.00pm) Subtitled


Unknown: Stephen Oliver
Sung By: Charley Henderson
Sung By: Samuel Burkey
Sung By: David Cooper
Sung By: Nathan Watts
Producer: Jonathan Gili
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Cinderella: Caroline Ryder
Firstsister: Charlotte Coleman
Second sister: Lisa Coleman
Devil: Dexter Fletcher

: Crimes and Misdemeanours

Woody Allen 's
Oscar-nominated comedy drama starring Martin Landau Mia Farrow , Alan AIda Woody Allen
When the mistress of respected eye-surgeon
Judah Rosenthal threatens to expose their affair, he is faced with an agonising moral dilemma.
Judah Rosenthal. ..... MARTIN LANDAU
Followed by Christmas in Sarajevo


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Martin Landau
Unknown: Mia Farrow
Unknown: Alan Aida
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Judah Rosenthal
Unknown: Judah Rosenthal.
Unknown: Martin Landau
HalleyReed: Mia Farrow
Lester: Alan Alda
CliffordStem: Woody Allen
DoloresPaley: Anjelica Huston
Miriam Rosenthal: Claire Bloom
Wendy Stern: Joanna Gleason
: Ben Samwaterston
Jack Rosenthal: Jerry Orbach

: Unplugged - Rod Stewart

MTV's Unplugged series of concerts began as a humble idea: rock stars would come into the studio with an acoustic band and perform simple renditions of their best-known songs.
Rod Stewart 's session, recorded in Los Angeles in February, was a big success, revitalising the singer's career and proving the effectiveness of the Unplugged concept.
Stewart is reunited with Faces guitarist Ron Wood , now a Rolling Stone, and performs a set including Stay with Me,
Maggie May and Tonight's the Night. Further Unplugged concerts will be broadcast over the coming weeks.


Unknown: Rod Stewart
Guitarist: Ron Wood

: The Hospital

This comedy is part of 'Black Christmas', a short festive season of madness, murder and dark humour, and stars George C Scott, Diana Rigg
A harassed chief of medicine struggles to keep order at an American hospital where staff members are being murdered. Director Arthur Hiller 1971
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: George C Scott
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Director: Arthur Hiller

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