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: The Return of Peter Grimm

Fantasy starring
Lionel Barrymore
Peter Grimm is a well meaning meddler. When he succeeds in persuading his adopted daughterto marry his nephew he thinks it's allforthe best - but death puts a very new perspective on matters. With Helen Mack , Edward Ellis , Donald Meek and George Breakston.
Director George Nicholls Jr (1935) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Lionel Barrymore
Unknown: Peter Grimm
Unknown: Helen MacK
Unknown: Edward Ellis
Unknown: Donald Meek
Unknown: George Breakston.
Director: George Nicholls Jr

: The Curse of the Cat People

The season of ghost films ends with this thriller, starring
Simone Simon
A draughtsman is worried when his youngdaughter"invents" a secret companion who appears to be his first wife, and who was once thought to have supernatural powers. With Kent Smith , Jane Randolph and Ann Carter.
Directors Robert Wise and GuntherVon Fritsch (1944)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Simone Simon
Unknown: Kent Smith
Unknown: Jane Randolph
Unknown: Ann Carter.
Directors: Robert Wise

: The Orson Welles Story

In this classic Arena interview,
Orson Welles talks frankly about his long career in film, theatre, and radio, his early life and his incompatibility with an industry he once took by storm. Contributions are made by Jeanne Moreau ,
Anthony Perkins , John Huston , Charlton Heston , Peter Bogdanovich and Robert Wise. The programme is followed by his cinematic masterpiece Citizen Kane. Producers Leslie Megahey and Alan Yentob


Talks: Orson Welles
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Anthony Perkins
Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Peter Bogdanovich
Unknown: Robert Wise.
Producers: Leslie Megahey
Producers: Alan Yentob

: Citizen Kane

The Cinema Century season of great films to celebrate the centenary of the cinema begins with a biographical drama (allegedly based on William Randolph Hearst), directed by and starring Orson Welles.

After the death of famous newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, reporters try to discover the truth about his life. What was he really like, and who was Rosebud, the name he spoke just before he died? Five people who knew him give five different impressions.
(1941, U) (B/W) (Subtitled)

(A programme on the sale of William Randolph Hearst's art treasures, The Sale of the Century, is at 8.05pm)
(See Barry Norman, page 54)


Charles Foster Kane: Orson Welles
Jedediah Leland: Joseph Cotten
Susan Alexander: Dorothy Comingore
Mr Bernstein: Everett Sloane
Boss JW 'Big Jim' Gettys: Ray Collins
Walter Parks Thatcher: George Coulouris
Mrs Mary Kane: Agnes Moorehead
Raymond, head butler: Paul Stewart
Mrs Emily Norton Kane: Ruth Warrick
Herbert Carter: Erskine Sanford

: The Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture: Prima Donnas and Job Lots

This year's Royal Television Society lecturer is writer and television dramatist Andrew Davies, whose credits include "A Very Peculiar Practice" and the recent adaptation of "Middlemarch". He talks about his early days as a writer, what lifts a television script above the ordinary and what, in his view, is wrong with the state of popular drama today.


Speaker: Andrew Davies

: World Darts

Four more first round matches are played this afternoon, and feature John Part and Bobby George. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.


Unknown: John Part
Unknown: Bobby George.
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Carousel

The season of classic 50s musicals ends with a film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit production showing in widescreen format and starring Gordon MacRae Shirley Jones
Cameron Mitchell
Billy Bigelow , in a starry heaven, learns that his wife and daughterare having problems on earth .As he recounts their life together he is told that he may return to them - just for one day.
The original stage version was first produced on Broadway in April and ran for890 performances. The musical score includes the show-stopping songs When I Marry Mister Snow, June Is Bustin' Out All Over and You'll Never Walk Alone.
Director Henry King (1956)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Gordon MacRae
Unknown: Shirley Jones
Unknown: Cameron Mitchell
Unknown: Billy Bigelow
Billy Bigelow: Gordon MacRae
Julie: Shirley Jones
Jigger: Cameron Mitchell
Came: Barbara Ruick
Cousin Nettie: Claramaeturner
MrSnow: Robert Rounseville
Starkeeper: Gene Lockhart
Mrs Mullin: Audrey Christie
Louise: Susan Luckey
MrBascombe: John Dehner
Captain Watson: Frank Tweddell
Enoch Snow Jr: Dee Pollock

: The Sale of the Century

Hugh Scully tells the story of how the American press baron
William Randolph Hearst (allegedly the inspiration for Orson
Welles's Citizen Kane, shown earlier today as the first film in the Cinema Century season) was obliged to sell some of his art collection in 1941 in Gimbels department store in New York. Having been forced into the sale by a cash deficit of$11 million, he sold only half of his amassed antiquities - the ones he had stored in a four-storey Bronx warehouse.
The sale gave ordinary people the chance to buy unique items at unbeatable prices. This documentary begins with archive footage of the sale, the treasures and some of Hearst's fabulous houses and goes on to trace the whereabouts and owners of some of the highly collectable items. A team of Antiques Roadshow-style experts helps Scully to unravel the stories behind some of the items and reassess their value.
See today's choices.
Director Alan Lewens
Producers Dee Lustig and Jo Lustig


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: William Randolph Hearst
Director: Alan Lewens
Producer: Dee Lustig
Producer: Jo Lustig

: Screen Two: The Blue Boy

A ghost story starring Emma Thompson, Adrian Dunbar, Eleanor Bron
A haunting tale set in the Scottish Highlands where a couple, expecting their first child, are spending a few days away with the hope of making a fresh start to their relationship. But the past creeps up on the present with devastating consequences.
Showing in widescreen format. See today's choices.
Written and directed by Paul Murton
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
See This Week: page 7


Writer/Director: Paul Murton
Producer: Kate Swann
Marie Bonner: Emma Thompson
Joe Bonner: Adrian Dunbar
Christine: Eleanor Bron
Robert: David Horovitch
Beth: Joanna Roth
Marie's mother: Phyllida Law
Kiran: Barry Molloy
Kiran's father: Sandy Welsh
Archie: Jim Twaddle
Doctor: Carol Ann Crawford
Kenny: Lewis Howden

: The Doors

The first showing on network television for this musical biography of rock legend Jim Morrison , starring Val Kilmer , Meg Ryan and Kyle MacLachlan
Oliver Stone's intense portrayal of the so-called "Lizard King" and demon prince of 60s rock begins in California in 1965, with the 22-year-old Morrison spending his time on the beach writing poetry and taking drugs. After dropping out of college with fellow student Ray Manzarek he formsthe Doors with two other musicians.
The remaining film catalogues Morrison's journey to an early grave in 1971, combining brilliantly staged concert sequences with his now legendary narcotic and sexual habits. Classic hits such as Riders on the Storm, Hello, I Love You, Break On
Through, Light My Fire and The End are all featured along the way.
(1991) Stereo Subtitled .............. * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Director: Oliver Stone
Jim Momson: Val Kilmer
Pamela Courson: Meg Ryan
Ray Manzarek: Kyle MacLachlan
John Densmore: Kevin Dillon
Robby Krieger: Frank Whaley
Cat: Billy Idol
Dog: Dennis Burkley
Bill Siddons: Josh Evans
Tom Baker: Michael Madsen
Patricia Kennealy: Kathleen Quinlan
Paul Rothchild: Michael Wincott
Andy Warhol: Crispin Glover
Mom: Gretchen Becker
Dad: Jerry Sturm
Young Jim Morrison: Sean Stone
Shaman: Floyd Red Crow Westerman
Dorothy: Kelly Ann Hu
Jerry: John Capodice
Jac Holzman: Mark Moses
Bruce Botnick: Frank Military
Ed Sullivan: Will Jordan
Edie: Jennifer Rubin
Nico: Kristina Fulton
Chuck Vincent: Hawthorne James

: Weatherview

: World Darts

Highlights of tonight's matches. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

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