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: Kim

Rudyard Kipling 's classic tale, starring
Errol Flynn India underthe British Raj, 1885.
A young orphan becomes involved in intrigue and espionage when he is befriended by an Afghan horse-dealer.
The opera Baa Baa Black Sheep based on works by Rudyard Kipling is at 3.00pm; Director Victor Saville
(1950) Subtitled .............................. * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Director: Victor Saville
MahbubAli, the Red Beard: Errol Flynn
Kim: Dean Stockwell
Lama: Paul Lukas
Colonel Creighton: Robert Douglas
Emissary: Thomas Gomez
Hurree Chunder: Cecil Kellaway
Lurgan Sahib: Arnold Moss

: The American Civil War

Ken Burn 's acclaimed five-part television history of the American Civil War, shown in full for the first time.
1: The Cause. The 1850s saw increased tension between the industrial Northern states of America and the agricultural
South. When Abraham Lincoln came to power in 1860 he vowed to maintain the Union, but the Southern states saw secession as their right - a conflict which led to war.
With the voices of Sam Waterston , Jason Robards , Garrison Keillor , Julie Harris , Derek Jacobi and Jeremy Irons. Narrated by David McCullough.
Part 2 can be seen at the same time tomorrow
Director Ken Burns Revised


Unknown: Ken Burn
Unknown: Abraham Lincoln
Unknown: Sam Waterston
Unknown: Jason Robards
Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Julie Harris
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Jeremy Irons.
Unknown: David McCullough.
Director: Ken Burns

: British Touring Car Championship

Highlights from the 1994 season of the world's fastest growing motorsport.
Presented by Steve Rider .............


Presented By: Steve Rider

: Racing

From Chepstow, featuring races at 1.00,
1.30,2.05 (Welsh National) and 2.35.
Commentary by PeterO'Sullevan, Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore. Introduced by Julian Wilson , who also pays tribute to trainer Vincent O'Brien who retired last month after 44 years at the Ballydoyle stables in County Tipperary.
Producer Wendy Sheppard


Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter Scudamore.
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Vincent O'Brien
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Baa Baa Black Sheep

Composer Michael Berkeley 's acclaimed opera, performed by Opera North and broadcast simultaneously with Radio 3.
Based on an early autobiographical piece by Rudyard Kipling , the libretto was written by Australian novelist David Malouf. The story marries the trauma of Kipling's traumatic childhood to the fantasy of his laterwork, The Jungle Book. The music is performed by the English Northern
Philharmonia, and conducted by Opera North's musical director Paul Daniel.
For cast see Radio 3 listings on page
Television producer Peter Maniura ; Television director
Barne Gavin Stereo ................................


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: David Malouf.
Director: Paul Daniel.
Producer: Peter Maniura
Director: Barne Gavin

: Verdi - a Life in Two Parts: 1: The Pursuit of Success

In his lifetime Verdi's popularity rivalled that of today's pop stars, and he still remains the most performed of all operatic composers.
Conductor Mark Elder journeys through Verdi's life and music in these two films. The orchestra and chorus of the English National Opera, and singers including Josephine Barstow, Dennis O'Neill and Willard White feature in operatic scenes, directed by David Alden. The words of Verdi and his wife are read by Bob Peck and Juliet Stevenson.
(Part 2 is on tomorrow at 5.00pm)


Presenter: Mark Elder
Singer: Josephine Barstow
Singer: Dennis O'Neill
Singer: Willard White
Operatic scenes directed by: David Alden
Reader: Bob Peck
Reader: Juliet Stevenson
Director: Barrie Gavin
Producer: Maureen Murray

: Tyto the Barn Owl

Simon King 's beautifully filmed animal drama follows the fortunes of a family of barn owls in the Somerset wetlands.
Tyto, the male owl, and his mate Alba go through the trials of the breeding season, raising their chicks despite close encounters with other predators and humans. Their hair-raising story of survival includes conflict with a maraudingtawny owl and Alba's narrow escape from drowning.
Producer John King


Producer: Simon King

: Flanders and Swann

In the year of Donald Swann 's death, John Amis presents an affectionate look back at the songwritingand performing partnership of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
The programme features a compilation of recently discovered archive recordings of perfomances given on Broadway, where audiences flocked to heartheirgentle mockery of English and American foibles. At their most famous in the 50s for their witty and eccentric songs, they performed in hit West End shows like At the Drop of a Hat. Celebrated fortheirhippos wallowingin "mud, mud, glorious mud", theirmusical menagerie also included songs about ostriches and gnus, warthogs and armadillos. Producer Kenneth Corden
Executive producer Nick Csaky


Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Donald Swann.
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Producer: Nick Csaky

: Video Nation Review of the Year

Overthe last 12 months, ten members of the public have been recording their experiences and responses to events in the news to contribute to this review of the year. The programme includes films from a trainee surgeon in Aberdeen, struggling with long hours, to a nun in an enclosed order; from a soldier reluctantly embarking on a tour of duty in Northern Ireland, to a seed and plant breeder hopingto break a world record with his giant petunia.
Their stories touch on the major issues of the day: an estate agent decides whetherto send his children to private school, afisherman faces a make-or-break yearfinancially and a protestor against the Criminal Justice Bill gets caught up in rioting. Their reactions to events, both in their own lives and in the news, provide a very human, unique view of Britain today.........

: Fry and Laurie Host a Christmas Night with the Stars

Tonight Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are joined by a galaxy of stars for a feast of BBC2 comedy and music. Guests include comedians Reeves and Mortimer, performers from The Fast Show, Alan Partridge, Rab C Nesbitt, the cast of The Real McCoy, Alexei Sayle, Ronnie Corbett and singer Sandie Shaw.
Archive footage from Christmas Nights of old includes Tony Hancock, Dick Emery, Benny Hill, Kathy Kirby, Jack Warner, David Nixon, Charlie Drake, Billy Cotton, the Toppers and many more.


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Alan Partridge
Unknown: Rab C Nesbitt
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Singer: Sandie Shaw.
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Kathy Kirby
Unknown: Jack Warner
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Charlie Drake
Unknown: Billy Cotton
Director: Geoff Posner
Producer: Claudia Lloyd

: Thelma and Louise

A modern morality tale of sex and drink, rock and roads.
Starring Susan Sarandon
Geena Davis
Harvey Keitel
Thelma and Louise decide that what they need is a weekend away from their humdrum lives - and their menfolk.
But, at a roadside diner, something happens that sets the women on a law-breaking, fast-driving journey across the United States, culminating at the spectacular backdrop of the Grand Canyon.
The film won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, which was written by Callie Khouri.
Director Ridley Scott (1991)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Susan Sarandon
Unknown: Geena Davis
Unknown: Harvey Keitel
Written By: Callie Khouri.
Director: Ridley Scott
Louise Sawyer: Susan Sarandon
Thelma Dickinson: Geena Davis
Hal Slocombe: Harvey Keitel
Jimmy: Michael Madsen
Darryl: Christopher McDonald
J D: Brad Pitt
Max: Stephen Tobolowsky
Harlan: Timothy Carhart
Lena: Lucinda Jenney
State trooper: Jason Beghe
Albert: Sonny Carldavis
Major: Ken Swofford
East Indian Motel clerk: Shelly Desai
Surveillance man: Stephen Polk
Plainclothes cop: Rob Roy Fitzgerald
Silver bullet dancer: Michael Delman

: House on Haunted Hill

Continuing the season of ghost films for Christmas.
Tonight's horror stars Vincent Price
Watson Pritchard is the owner of a 100-year-old haunted mansion that has been the scene of seven murders.
Wealthy Frederick Loren and his wife Annabelle rent the home for one-night "haunted house" party, and that's when the horror begins.
Ghost Story is on tomorrow at 12.30am
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Director: William Castle
Frederick Loren: Vincent Price
Annabelle Loren: Carol Ohmart
Lance Schroeder: Richard Long
Dr David Trent: Alan Marshal
Nora Manning: Carolyn Craig
Watson Pritchard: Eusha Cook
Ruth Bridgers: Julie Mitchum
Mrs Slykes: Leona Anderson
Jonas: Howard Hoffman

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