Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1. (Stereo)
With signing, subtitled ..................
Sun Probe. A spaceship is on collision
Course with the sun. Rpt
r The season continues with Tati's last film, which was shot in front ofa live audience. It takes the form of a circus show and features some of his most popular mimes.
Monsieur Hulot 's Holiday is on tomorrow at 9.05am
(1974) * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Starring Mickey Rooney
Kelly Reno , Teri Garr
The only survivors of a shipwreck off
North Africa are a young American boy and a stallion. They are rescued and return to New York, where the horse becomes restless and unhappy. With Clarence Muse and Hoyt Axton. director Carroll Ballard (1979) Subtitled .
Dylan Thomas 's poetic prose evokes
Christmas between the Wars. With
Alan Titchmarsh visits Brook Cottage in Oxfordshire
Presenter (Children's BBC):
The season of classic 50s musicals continues. Starring
Fred Astaire , Cyd Charisse
Jack Buchanan Hollywood starTony Hunter agrees to take the lead in a new Broadway show.
An American in Paris is on tomorrow at 1. 1 0pm
Director Vincente Minnelli (1953)
Followed by The Beaver - Master Builder of the Animal World
The life cycle of the beaver............
Second semi-final in the news quiz
Presented by Martyn Lewis.
The annual competition.
Shown on Tuesday 20 December at 8.30pm
Seasonal cookery ideas.
Shown yesterday at 8.00pm Stereo
Word game with Paul Coia.
The season of films starring the acclaimed actor who died in October continues with this historical adventure, also starring
Lombardy in the Middle Ages is ruled by the tyrant Ulrich, who takes prisoner the son ofDardo, heroic leader of a band of mountain men. Dardo and his men in turn capture Ulrich's beautiful niece, and devise a daring plan to rescue the kidnapped boy.
Apache is on Christmas Eve at 9.35am; Director
Jacques Tourneur (1950) ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
The Booze Runners
Once they manned the green channel at Heathrow. Now customs officers chase bootleggers along motorways and into high street shops and illegal drinking clubs across the south east. It is part of a waron the "booze run" and forthe past yearcameras have followed teams of customs men and women working undercover and in uniform in what some say is an almost hopeless task. They face the man who's sold 50 million pints to daytrippers in France, arrest an off licence owner in Oxford and stake out an industrial estate in Guildford in search of 35,000 cans of bootleg beer. A phone-in discussion of the issues raised in the programme follows immediately on BBC Radios Berkshire, Kent, Oxford and GLR. To take part, call [number removed] after the programme.
Producer Peter Pitt. ...................................
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Last in the series of documentaries by film-makers from around the world.
Mountains of the Thunderer
High above the mountains of South America soars the condor, the largest bird of prey and "the undertaker of the Andes".
Like all carrion eaters, this New World vulture has undesirable table manners, but feeding etiquette is not as chaotic as it looks. Condors have rules, and none more strict than at their secret bathing pools - behaviour which has never been seen orfilmed before.
See today's choices. Producer Olivier Bremond
In this year's Christmas special, Australian rally ace Ross Dunkerton reports on the intrepid team who are driving 50 crazy cars 1600 miles across the outback for their Variety Club Bash. Steve Berry tries a Harley-Davidson, and there's an offbeat look at how viewers think Top Gear should be presented.
Investigations into the paranormal starring David Duchovny Gillian Anderson
Scully and Mulder investigate an unusual death: a businessman apparently died from an overdose of orgasmic delight. Yet an eye witness description of the possible perpetrator of the crime seems to indicate some sexual confusion. The trail leads to a closed religious sect.
(Episode postponed from 15 December)
Getting away from it all in California -
Gordon Kennedy goes skiing near Lake Tahoe, actor Elliott Gould samples the coffee shops of San Francisco, Laurie Pike discovers there's life in LA without a car and the appropriately-named
Alison Goldie meets oldies but goldies who have taken to desert life in Palm Springs. Introduced by Penny Junor from a health spa hidden away amongst the Napa Valley vineyards.
Senes producer Liz Warner
Followed by Video Nation Shorts
An in-depth analysis of the news. With Jeremy Paxman .
Robert De Niro
Tom Spellacy is a resentful cop, his brotheran ambitious Roman Catholic priest. They take their relationship and vastly different lives for granted until a murder comes between them. While investigating the brutal killing of a prostitute, Tom discovers his brother knew her and is protecting a prominent businessman involved in the crime.
Director Ulu Grosbard (198 1 ) Stereo '.... ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
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