Clark Gable , Spencer Tracy
A rip-roaring tale of two dynamic
Texas oilmen - both determined to succeed and both in love with the same beautiful woman.
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Square John Sand:
The story of the making of the film Gone with the Wind, which can be seen tonight at 8.30pm. From the auction of the rights to the blockbuster novel to the film's
Hollywood premiere, this documentary reveals the drama behind the scenes. It features rare screen tests from the search to cast Scarlett O'Hara , home movie footage, and interviews with stars and directors, including Vivien Leigh , George Cukor. David OSelznick , Kay Brown and Olivia de Havilland. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Director David Hinton
The World Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. The first-round match between John Higgins and Alan McManus is played to a finish this morning. Introduced by David Vine.
A series of profiles of Hollywood actors. Cary Grant - the Leading Man
Cary Grant , star of North by Northwest which follows, had a deft comic style that merged easily with his strength as a romantic leading man. This profile follows his careerfrom working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood fame, usingfilm clips and interviews with friends and colleagues, such as Leslie Caron ,
Douglas Fairbanks Junior , Deborah Kerr and Eva Marie Saint.
The series continues the week after next
Spy drama, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring
Eva Marie Saint , James Mason
When advertising executive
Roger Thomhill is mistaken forthe mysterious MrCaplan by a ruthless espionage organisation, he finds his life in deadly peril. He tracks down the one man who can prove his story - only to find himself accused of murder.
(1959) * FILM REVIEWS pages 49-60
Highlights from a session featuring the World Championship debut of Thailand's TaiPichit against
Willie Thorne , plus news of the result of the second table match between David Roe
, the 13th seed, and Scotland's
BillySnaddon. Stereo ..............
Many people dream of saving animals but Gerald Durrell , who died earlierthis year, fulfilled that dream. This profile looks at his lifelong enthusiasm for living creatures, which resulted in books, television programmes and, most importantly, the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, a zoo that breeds rare species and returns them to the wild. Narrated by Julian Pettifer. See today's choices.
Producer Joanna Sarsby : Executive producer
PaulAppleby Stereo * See This Week: page 6
The final masterclass in the series given by American trumpet virtuoso and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis , who plays and discusses music with an audience of young people.
Tackling the Monster. Marsalis is joined by cellist Yo-Yo Mafora discussion of the importance of, and different approaches to, practising technique - which both musicians confess they still dislike.
Marsalis suggests 12 ways of practising, including seeking private instruction, writingout a schedule covering all the different aspects of playing the instrument, setting goals that chart development, playing only when at full concentration, and practising in a group.
Ma performs Sergei Prokofiev 's march from The Love for Three Oranges with three cello students, and the programme ends with a rendition of Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo. Executive producer Chris Lent
BOOKLET: for a copy of the booklet that accompanies the series, send a cheque or postal order for £3. 50, payable to[address removed].
Continuingthe series of people's favourite movie moments, comedian Julian Clary chooses a tragic scene from Gone with the Wind, which is showingtonight at 8.30pm. Producer Nick Freand Jones
The next Close-Up is on Wednesday at 9.50pm
Featuring early frames of the round one match between six-times former champion Steve Davis and Andy Hicks , an outstanding left-hander who is on the brink of securing a place in the top 16 on the world ranking list.
Romantic drama starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland
Set amidst the bloodshed and turmoil of the American Civil War, this cinematic landmark charts the passionate love story of Rhett Butler and Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara.
Based on Margaret Mitchell's epic novel, its depiction of the war set a standard seldom equalled on the screen. The film turned Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh into legends for their portrayal of one of the cinema's greatest romances.
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Aunt Pittypat Hamilton:
Mrs Dolly Merriwether:
Bonnie Blue Butler:
Mrs Caroline Meade:
Highlights of today's World
Championship matches, which featured Steve Davis , Willie Thorne , Alan McManus and John Higgins , all trying to make progress into the last 16. Presented by David Vine.
Continuing the selection of highlights from last year's two series. Tonight's guests include a rare television appearance by Hull's Beautiful South performing songs from their album
Carry On up the Charts, reggae duo Saint and Campbell accompanied by Courtney Pine , Brit-winningsinger
Eddi Reader, and TV debuts by trip-hop outfit Earthling and Wiltshire's young blues band The Hoax.
Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producer Mark Cooper