Romantic drama starring Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh.
A war widow, devoted to her young son, meets a California drifter who insinuates himself into their lives by exploiting the boy's desire for a train set.
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Action-packed western, continuing the Burt Lancaster season. Also starring Jean Peters
With the surrender of Geronimo, the spirit of the warlike Apache tribe seems to have been broken at last. But one lone warrior named Massai is determined to fight on against all the odds.
The Crimson Pirate, Wednesday 28 December, 3.20pm Director Robert Aldrich (1954) Subtitled .. ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Disaster movie starring
The SS Batavia Queen and her colourful band of passengers sail into a series of adventures and the biggest natural disaster ever recorded - the eruption of Krakatoa.
Director Bernard L Kowalski (1969)
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Capt Chris Hanson:
Another chance to see the annual celebration of sporting achievement, this yearcelebrating its 40th anniversary. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , Steve Rider and Sue Barker.
Executive producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor
BrianBarwick Rpt Stereo .................
World record holder, Sally Gunnell Presents an action-packed review of the 1994 track and field season. It was a busy year for Linford Christie, Colin Jackson , John Regis and Sally Gunnell herself, with the European Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup. Away from the track, accusations of drug-taking by some athletes cast a Shadow on the sport.
Three soldiers recall the famous occasion duringthe First World War when British and German troops abandoned their trenches on Christmas Day. Narrated by Martin Jarvis.
Memories of people who were in Caernarfon on the day Prince Charles was invested as Prince of Wales, 25 years ago.
A celebration of Christmas from the Chapel of King's
College, Cambridge. The
Christmas story is told using the words of the Bible and the world-famous chapel choir sings many of our most popular Christmas carols, including /t Came upon a Midnight Clear, Sussex Carol, Ave Maria and Lully Lulla.
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Producers David Kremerand
James Whitboum Editor Helen Alexander
Last in the series, looking back on the week before Christmas, as seen through the eyes of a cross-section of people in Britain.
One of France's most adventurous choreographers, Maguy Marin's modern version of this popularballet is more West Side Story than classical ballet. Filmed on location amongthe grey high-rise estates of Lyon, it tel Is the story of sad, old DrCoppelius and his automaton doll Coppelia. Afemme fatale in blonde wig and high heels, Coppelia is the star of Coppelius's home movies. She soon attracts the attention of street-wise Franz who hangs around the estate, and the jealousy of his girlfriend Swanilda.
Performed by Lyon Opera Ballet with the Orchestra of the Lyon Opera conducted by Kent Nagano .
TVdirectionThomas Grimm Stereo ....
Pulling the plug on the festive season, Christmas Hell talks to people about their sense of despair at seeing cards go on sale in August; the madness of shopping on Christmas Eve; the tension of the family gathering; the expression of gratefulness you try to contrive as you unwrap yet another pair of socks and the sigh of relief when finally it's all over.
Guests in the last of the series are former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie and comedian Alexei Sayle.
Hosted by Angus Deayton, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop.
The offbeat investigative reporterand his team return with a Christmas special from New York. After a year of American foreign policy adventures, Moore wonders where the troops can be sent in 1995 and asks travel agents which island might make a nice break for 40,000 marines.
On a more seasonal note, British reporter Louis Theroux reports on his Christmas spent with Roy McMillan, an extreme anti-abortionist. Also featured is the launch of Corp-Aid, a charity effort designed to help out American companies facing fines for breaking environmental protection legislation.
Producer David Mortimer
Executive producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Moore
A Christmas 1973 edition of the classic comedy, starring Harry H. Corbett, Wilfred Brambell
Albert is busy making preparations for Christmas. So is Harold, but his plans do not include his father. Harold is determined to go away to Majorca.
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson ; Producer Graeme Muir
The stylish crooner, who has been a major attraction on the nightclub circuit since the 50s, has recently found a youthful new audience for his songs. This showcase performance features many of his hits including Speak Low , It Had to Be You and I Left My Heart in San Francisco. He is joined by special guests kd lang and Elvis Costello.
Comedy based on a novel by Fay Weldon. Starring
Ruth Patchett is plain and maladroit. Mary Fisher is a successful romantic novelist whose books reflect her life.
When Mary steals her husband, Ruth is galvanised into a fiendish revenge.
DirectorSusan Seidelman (1989)
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Mrs Francine Fisher:
An adaptation of a classic ghost story forChristmas by MR James. An innocent little boy becomes involved in supernatural events. With Joseph O'Conor , Susan Richards , Simon Gipps-Kent and James Mellor.
Producer Rosemary Hill ; Director Lawrence Gordon-Clark
Highlights from recordings made by Video Nation contributors.
Christmas. Yuletide opinions from a nun facing her 100th Christmas and bugler playingforthe Light Infantry's
Christmas dinner, Stereo .........