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: Jacques Tati's Playtime

The season of films by the French comedian continues.
Monsieur Hulot continues his meandering life, looking for a friend in a modern glass and steel office block in which he is bound to get lost. Also with Barbara Dennek and Georges Montant.
My Uncle (Mon Uncle) is tomorrow at 8.15am (1967). * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Monsieur Hulot
Unknown: Barbara Dennek
Unknown: Georges Montant

: The American Civil War

2: A Very Bloody Affair. The war had begun in earnest. New leaders were emerging in the South, and battles were all the more bloody as the technology of death was improved. Revised rpt...

: Yellowstone Aflame

A look at the greatest forest fire in America's National Park history.....

: Miss-Takes

Using clips from the BBC archives, John Pitman explains why television
Presenters should neverwork with animals. Rpt ...............................


Unknown: John Pitman

: Children's BBC: Charlie Chalk

Animation. (Stereo)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Sailing

The UK's leading sailors take on the Premier inshore yacht race series, the Ultra 30 Grand Prix. Presented by Helen Rollason


Presented By: Helen Rollason

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: Journey to the Centres of the Brain: 1: The Electric Ape

Dr Susan Greenfield is the first woman to present the lectures since they were introduced by Faraday in 1826. She asks how what we do, think, feel and experience is related to electrical signals travelling to and from the brain.

(Through a Glass Darkly, tomorrow 1.15pm)
Booklet: for a booklet based on the lectures please send a cheque for £3.50 payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Presenter: Dr Susan Greenfield
Producer: William Woollard
Producer: Richard Melman
Executive Producer: Caroline van den Brul

: Holiday Outings: Driving USA

Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke, stars of Birds of a Feather, take a driving holiday around Utah and Arizona, inspired by the film Thelma and Louise.


Unknown: Pauline Qulrke

: Simply Priceless

Some unusual toys from European collections through the ages........

: Burt Lancaster in The Crimson Pirate

Lighthearted swashbuckling pirate adventure starring
Burt Lancaster
Landingon the Caribbean island of Cobra to sell stolen guns and ammunition to the rebel leader "El Libre", buccaneer
Captain Vallo, the Crimson Pirate, plans to double his profit by betrayingthe rebels.
Gunfight at the OK Corral is on tomorrow at 4.00pm
Director Robert Siodmak (1952) Subtitled. * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Director: Robert Siodmak
Vallo: Burt Lancaster
Ojo: Nick Cravat
Consume: Eva Bartok
HUmble Bellows: Torin Thatcher
Prudence: James Hayter
El Libre: Frederick Leicester
Attache: Christopher Lee

: Verdi - a Life in Two Parts

2: Conductor Mark Elderconcludes his personal homage to Verdi's life and music.


Conductor: Mark Elderconcludes

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Starring Patrick Stewart
Darmok. The Enterprise receives a signal from the Children of Tama, an alien race with no history of violence but whose language has been classified as incomprehensible. After attempts are made to communicate Jean-Lucfinds himself beamed to the surface of a nearby planet, facingthe alien captain, unable to be rescued by the ship, and being offered a weapon.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Commander William Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Lt Commander Data: Brent Spinier
Dr Beverly Crusher: Gates McFadden
Lt Commander Geordi LaForge: Levar Burton
Counsellor Deanna Troi: Marina Sirtis
Lt Worf: Michael Dorn
Guinan: Whoopi Goldberg
Captain Dathon: Paul Winfield
O'Brien: Colm Meaney
Tamarian First Officer: Richard Allen
Ensign Lefler: Ashley Judd

: High Society

Comedy shown as part of the season of musicals from the 50s. Starring
Bing Crosby , Grace Kelly
Frank Sinatra
Time is short if playboy composer C K Dexter-Haven is to reclaim his beautiful ex-wife Tracy Lord before she marries someone else - especially with cynical reporter Mike Connor caught up in the classy romantic complications. Featuring nine Cole Porter songs, including True Love, I Love You
Samantha, Little One, Now You Has Jazz, Well, Did You Evah? and You 're Sensational.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is on Friday 30 December at 4.00pm; Director Charles Walters
(1956) Subtitled ......................... * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: C K Dexter-Haven
Unknown: Tracy Lord
Reporter: Mike Connor
Unknown: Cole Porter
Director: Charles Walters
CK Dexter-Haven: Bing Crosby
Tracy Lord: Grace Kelly
Mike Connor: Frank Sinatra
Liz Imbrie: Celeste Holm
George Kittredge: John Lund
Uncle Willie: Louis Calhern
Seth Lord: Sidney Blackmer
Mrs Seth Lord: Margalo Gillmore
Caroline Lord: Lydia Reed
Louis Armstrong: Himself

: University Challenge

Trinity College, Cambridge who beat Brasenose, Oxford, now take on Queens, Belfast, one of the highest scoring runners-up in a bid to get through to the quarterfinals of the ultimate student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Grace under Fire

American comedy series about one woman's recipe for survival.
A Car and a Kiss. Afteryearsof teeteringon the edge of survival,
Grace's carfinally calls it a day and she must face the singular experience of dealing with Loomis Lemon , second-hand car dealer extraordinaire.
Meanwhile, Libby is caught playing house with her best friend.


Unknown: Loomis Lemon


First showing on network television for Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning historical drama, starring Kevin Costner Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.

On 22 November 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated, and America was changed for ever. Initially, a nation angry and saddened was satisfied with the guilt of Lee Harvey Oswald. But New Orleans prosecutor Jim Garrison was convinced of a conspiracy, and set out to prove that there was more than one gunman involved. He put forward his case, as dramatised here, in a prosecution of businessman Clay Shaw for complicity in Kennedy's murder. (Timewatch: The Mysterious Career of Lee Harvey Oswald, tomorrow at 2.15pm.)
(1991) Stereo
Film reviews pages 47-70


Director: Oliver Stone
Jim Garrison: Kevin Costner
Liz Garrison: Sissy Spacek
Clay Shaw: Tommy Lee Jones
David Ferrie: Joe Pesci
Lee Harvey Oswald: Gary Oldman
Lou Ivon: Jay O Sanders
Bill Broussard: Michael Rooker
Susie Cox: Laurie Metcalf
Al Oser: Gary Grubbs
Dean Andrews: John Candy
Jack Martin: Jack Lemmon
Senator Russell Long: Walter Matthau
Guy Bannister: Ed Asner
Colonel X: Donald Sutherland
Willie O'Keefe: Kevin Bacon
Jack Ruby: Brian Doyle-Murray
Marina Oswald: Beata Pozniak

: Ghost Story

British horror starring Larry Dann, Murray Melvin
Three friends arrive at a mysterious country house for a weekend's shooting unaware that something terrifying and deadly haunts the cobwebbed halls. Look out for Twiggy's husband Leigh Lawson, 60s icon Marianne Faithfull, and Penelope Keith, better known for her TV comedies.
Return to Glennascaul, Friday 30 December at 8.05am
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Director: Stephen Weeks
Talbot: Larry Dann
McFayden: Murray Melvin
Duller: Vivian MacKerall
Sophy: Marianne Faithfull
Dr Borden: Anthony Bate
Rennie: Penelope Keith
Robert: Leigh Lawson
Matron: Barbara Shelley

: Weatherview .

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