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: This Land Is Mine

This Second World War drama begins a double bill of films in the season celebrating the work of French director Jean Renoir.
Starring Charles Laughton Maureen O'Hara
A mild-mannered schoolteacherfinally makes a stand after the outbreak of war and the German occupation of France.
With George Sanders and Walter Slezak.
(1943) B/W ................................... ♦FILM REVIEWS pages 49-60


Director: Jean Renoir.
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Walter Slezak.

: The Woman on the Beach

Drama starring Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan

A naval lieutenant meets a blind artist's beautiful wife, and suspects the painter is faking his blindness. With Charles Bickford and Nan Leslie. (1947) (B/W)
(Une Partie de Campagne is tomorrow at 1.25am)
Film Reviews pages 49-60


Director: Jean Renoir
Peggy Butler: Joan Bennett
Scott Burnett: Robert Ryan
Ted Butler: Charles Bickford
Eve: Nan Leslie

: The Importance of Being Earnest

Classic comedy based on the play by Oscar Wilde , showingto complement BBC2's Wilde Night which begins at 8.20pm.
Starring Michael Redgrave
Michael Denison , Edith Evans
Two wealthy bachelors pretend to be called "Ernest" asthey court Gwendolen and Cecily. But there's confusion when both girisfall for "Emest"'s charms.
Director Anthony Asquith (1952) Subtitled. 7 * FILM REVIEWS pages 49-60


Play By: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Edith Evans
Director: Anthony Asquith
Mr Jack Worthing: Michael Redgrave
Mr Algernon Moncrieff: Michael Denison
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
Miss Cecily Cardew: Dorothy Tutin
Miss Gwendolen Fairfax: Joan Greenwood
Miss Prism: Margaret Rutherford

: Close-Up

Continuing the series celebratingthe centenary of the cinema, Diane Abbott ,
MP, chooses a scene from Gone with the Wind. The whole film can be seen on Monday at 8.30pm.


Unknown: Diane Abbott

: The Ten Commandments

Oscar-winning biblical epic starring Charlton Heston
The adopted Hebrew Moses is the favourite and apparent heir of the Egyptian Pharaoh. But Moses' love for Princess Nefretiti angers the Pharaoh's son and Moses is banished to the desert.
Director Cecil B DeMille 1956) * FILM REVIEWS pages 49-60


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Hebrew Moses
Director: Cecil B Demille
Moses: Charlton Heston
Rameses: Yul Brynner
Nefretiti: Anne Baxter
Dathan: Edward Grobinson
Sephora: Yvonne de Carlo

: Today's the Day Easter Special

A holiday edition of the news quiz with teams of former presenters from two vintage programmes - Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings of Nationwide and Raymond Baxter and Maggie Philbin of Tomorrow's World. With Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Close-Up

Richard Fleischer chooses a clip from The Best Years of Our Lives and Michael Winner selects the battle scene from Henry V.
Next Close-Up: Monday, 7.55pm

: World Snooker

Highlights from today's play in the World Championship at Sheffield. Presented by David Vine.


Presented By: David Vine.

: TOTP 2 Easter Special

The best of Thursday's Top of the Pops and, from 1974, Mud, Bill Haley , Slade, and a number one from Terry Jacks with Seasons in the Sun. Plus a selection of the best videos so farfrom 1995. Last in the current series.
Producer RicBlaxill Stereo ....


Unknown: Bill Haley
Unknown: Terry Jacks

: Marsalis on Music

Second of four programmes forthe
Easterweekend in which jazz virtuoso Wynton Marsalis conducts musical masterclasses for young people in a barn at Tanglewood, Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra.
Why Toes Tap. Marsalis explores rhythm, the basic pulse that drives all music, comparingTchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite with the jazz arrangement of the work by Duke
Ellington. Using everyday objects and images to convey his points, he also contrasts the roles of percussion in classical and jazz music. Featuring Marsalis's own 17-piece jazz band, BSO conductor Seiji Ozawa and the Tanglewood Orchestra.
Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg ; Executive producers Peter Gelb and Pat Jaffe
From Sousa to Satchmo: tomorrow at 7.30pm


Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Producers: Peter Gelb
Producers: Pat Jaffe
Unknown: From Sousa

: Pains of Glass - with Sister Wendy

Art expert Sister
Wendy Beckett joins George Pattison ,
Dean of King's College,
Cambridge, to examine the Holy
Week story as it is depicted in the stained-glass windows of King's
College Chapel. Music sung by the college's famous choir, conducted by Stephen Cleobury , includes part of Victoria's Tenebrae Responsaries, Blow's Salvator Mundi and Lotti's
Crucifixus. See today's choices. Producers James Whitboum and David Kremer
BBC BOOK: Pains of Glass, with commentary by Sister Wendy Beckett and the Reverend Dr George Pattison , is available price£4.99from booksellers.


Unknown: Wendy Beckett
Unknown: George Pattison
Conducted By: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Salvator Mundi
Producers: James Whitboum
Producers: David Kremer
Unknown: Wendy Beckett
Unknown: Dr George Pattison

: Wilde Night

A night of documentaries and films marking the 100th anniversary of the trial which sentenced Oscar Wilde to two years' hard labour for offences against the law on homosexuality.
8.20 Open Space Special
A Fear to Appear Queer, Oscar Dear Author and academic Alan Sinfield takes a witty and provocative look at
Wilde's influence on the 20th century, and argues that the legacy of Wilde is not always helpful to homosexuals. Sinfield recalls that when he was at school, boys who showed interest in other boys were labelled "Oscars". He contends that despite Wilde's trial and what some would call his martyrdom, the lessons learnt have not necessarily made life any easierforgay people. Yet Julian Clary suggests that Wilde opened doors for camp comics such as himself: "He used to say nothing is in bad taste as long as it's funny - which is something I've often quoted when
I'm asked about my boundaries of good and bad taste." Other contributors include drag artist Dave Lynn and Chris Smith , MP.
Producer Lucy Jago ; Series producer Debbie Christie


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Alan Sinfield
Unknown: Julian Clary
Artist: Dave Lynn
Artist: Chris Smith
Producer: Lucy Jago
Producer: Debbie Christie

: Oscar and Me: by Simon Callow

Actor, director and writer Simon Callow explains his obsession since childhood with Wilde and his writing. He celebrates the playwright's wit and imagination and suggests why Wilde remains an important artist


Unknown: Simon Callow

: Timewatch The Life and Loves of Oscar Wilde

A candid portrait of Oscar
Wilde and his remarkable family, including revelations by his grandson Merlin Holland and Lady Alice Douglas , a descendant of Wilde's lover Lord Alfred Douglas. See today's choices.
Producer Annie Paul ; Executive producer
Laurence Rees


Unknown: Merlin Holland
Unknown: Lady Alice Douglas
Unknown: Lord Alfred Douglas.
Producer: Annie Paul
Producer: Laurence Rees

: The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Drama starring
Peter Finch with James Mason
Yvonne Mitchell
Nigel Patrick , John Fraser
Oscar Wilde was at the height of his fame as a wit and socialite when he sued the Marquis of Queensberry for libel. He lost, and subsequently had to face criminal charges of indecency.
Director Ken Hughes (1960) # FILM REVIEWS pages 49-60


Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Unknown: Nigel Patrick
Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Director: Ken Hughes
Oscar Wilde: Peter Finch
SirEdward Carson: James Mason
Constance Wilde: Yvonne Mitchell
Sir Edward Clarke: Nigel Patrick
Lord Alfred Douglas: John Fraser
Marquis of Queensberry: Lionel Jeffries
Ada Leverson: Maxine Audley
Alfred Wood: James Booth
Lady Wilde: Sonia Dresdel
Robbie Ross: Emrys Jones
Frank Harris: Paul Rogers

: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Chiller based on the novel by Oscar Wilde , starring
Hurd Hatfield
George Sanders
While Victorian high society ebbs and flows around him, Dorian Gray amazingly retains his youth. But under this civilised veneer lurks a depraved spirit, proving a deadly menace even to those he loves most.
Director Albert Lewin (1945)
B/WandColour * FILM REVIEWS pages 49-60


Novel By: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Hurd Hatfield
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Dorian Gray
Director: Albert Lewin
Dorian Gray: Hurd Hatfield
Lord Henry Wotton: George Sanders
Gladys Hallward: Donna Reed
SibylVane: Angela Lansbury
David Stone: Peter Lawford
Basil Hallward: Lowell Gilmore
James Vane: Richard Fraser
Sir Robert Bentley: Miles Mander
Mrs Vane: Lydia Bilbrook

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