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: Mr Lucky

Comedy starring
Cary Grant
A professional gambler falls for a young socialite. Director H Potter (1943)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Cary Grant
Director: H Potter

: Soigne ton gauche

I First of three
Jacques Tati films. Director Rene Clement (1936)


Unknown: Jacques Tati
Director: Rene Clement

: Bachelor Knight

Comedy starring Cary Grant.
A teacher is pursued by a student. With Shirley Temple.


Director: Irving Reis
Dick: Cary Grant
Susan: Shirley Temple

: Nene Walks

From Northampton to

: Children's BBC: The Brollys

Animation. (Rpt)

: The First Noels

Traditional and modern carols. Rpt

: BBCProms93

Highlights of the summer
Proms. The BBC Symphony Orchestra under conductor Raymond Leppard plays
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 2, (Little Russian) and Ravel's Sheherazadewith soprano Judith Howarth. Directors David Stevens and HumphreyBurton Stereo


Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Soprano: Judith Howarth.
Directors: David Stevens

: M*A*S*H

A gruff general makes his presence felt. Rpt

: Racing

From Chepstow including the 12.50, 1.20, 1.55 Welsh National and the 2.25. Plus the 2.35 from Leopardstown. With Julian Wilson.
TV presentation Wendy Sheppard


Unknown: Julian Wilson.

: The Cosmic Onion

The first in a series of five daily Royal Institution
Christmas lectures by Professor Frank Close.
Beyond the Rainbow
A journey through time - from seconds after the Big Bang to the present day.
Director Phil Dolling ; Producers Richard Melman and William Woollard An InCA production for BBCtv Event sponsored by Shell


Unknown: Professor Frank Close.
Director: Phil Dolling
Producers: Richard Melman
Producers: William Woollard

: Edinburgh Military Tattoo 1993

Highlights of the Tattoo.

: The Two Belles

The story of the rival versions of Leonardo Da Vinci 's La Belle ferronnière. An Illuminations production for BBCtv


Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci

: Marilyn: the Last Interview

Actress Marilyn Monroe 's last recorded interview.


Unknown: Marilyn Monroe

: Angel Square

Adventure starring
Ned Beatty
Canada, December
1945: Tommy Doyle 's best friend's dad is attacked by an unknown assailant. Tommy investigates, while coping with the distractions of school, girlfriends, Christmas and his own fertile imagination.
Director Anne Wheeler (1990)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Ned Beatty
Unknown: Tommy Doyle
Director: Anne Wheeler
Officer Ozzie O'Driscoll/Santa Claus: Ned Beatty
Tommy Doyle: Jeremy Radick
Fleurette: Marie Stefane Gaudry
Coco: Guillaume Lemay Thivierge
Blue Cheeks: Leon Pownall
Aunt Dottie: Nicola Cavendish
Loretta: Sarah Meyette
Frank: Michel Barrette

: Capriccio

Kiri Te Kanawa stars as the Countess in this last of Richard Strauss 's operas, written when he was 77 and first staged in Munich in 1942 (the performances started early so that audiences could get home before the nightly air raids began). Her performance in this recent San Francisco Opera production was showered with critical acclaim.
The Los Angeles Times said: "The cast is dominated by the radiant Kiri Te Kanawa as the Countess Madeleine, gracious but never precious, she sustains the essential erotic allure.
Set In the salon of a chateau near Paris, Capriccio dramatises the age-old musical debate about the importance of words versus music in opera.
The Countess embodies opera Itself, as she endeavours to choose between her two ardent suitors, the poet Olivier and the composer Flamand.
During rehearsals for the 1942 production, the librettist Clemens Krauss urged the singers to employ better diction, saying: "If no one understands a word, the opera is meaningless." To which Strauss was heard to mutter: "Well, if a little bit of my music is heard now and again, I shan't raise any objection!"
San Francisco Opera Orchestra conductor Donald Runnicles
Stage director Stephen Lawless / Directed for television by Peter Maniura


Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Clemens Krauss
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Director: Stephen Lawless
Television By: Peter Maniura
Countess: Kiri Te Kanawa(soprano)
Count: Hakan Hagegard (baritone)
Clairon: Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-Soprano)
Flamand: David Kuebler (tenor)
Olivier: Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
La Roche: Victor Braun (bass)
Monsieur Taupe: Michel Senechal (tenor)
Italian soprano: Maria Fortuna (soprano)
Italian tenor: Craig Estep(tenor)

: The Seven Deadly Sins

Lust. A man meets two seductive cabaret singers and a devilish barman. With poet
Alan Jenkins , Shelly Ambury , Helen Austin and Dexter Fletcher. (Anger tomorrowat 8.50pm)
Followed by Christmas in Sarajevo


Unknown: Alan Jenkins
Unknown: Shelly Ambury
Unknown: Dexter Fletcher.

: Born on the Fourth of July

Film Premiere. Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning drama, based on a true story, starring Tom Cruise
Fired with enthusiasm, young Ron Kovic volunteers for the Vietnam War and is wounded in battle. Paralysed from the chest down, he returns to an America vastly different from the one he left.
(1989) Stereo Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Director: Oliver Stone
Ron Kovic: Tom Cruise
Donna: Kyra Sedgwick
Mr Kovic: Raymond J Barry
Mrs Kovic: Caroline Kava
Charlie: Willem Defoe
Tommy Kovic: Josh Evans
Jimmy Kovic: Jamie Talisman
Recruiting sergeant: Tom Berenger

: Weatherview

: Country Music Awards

Highlights of this year's awards ceremony from
Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Hosted by Vince Gill and Clint Black , the evening includes performances from
Dwight Yoakam , Mary Chapin Carpenter and Garth Brooks and the "new" Honky Tonk
Angels. Among the nominees are Alan Jackson , George Jones , Mark Chesnutt and Diamond Rio. The high point for many will be Willie Nelson 's induction into the Hall of Fame.


Unknown: Vince Gill
Unknown: Clint Black
Unknown: Dwight Yoakam
Unknown: Mary Chapin
Unknown: Garth Brooks
Unknown: Alan Jackson
Unknown: George Jones
Unknown: Mark Chesnutt
Unknown: Diamond Rio.
Unknown: Willie Nelson

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