Comedy, the first in a week-long celebration of classic films starring Charlie Chaplin
In snowbound Sierra Nevada, a lone prospector is driven to seek shelter in a log cabin. Also sheltering are Black Larson and Big Jim McKay. Hunger leads to rows and some inventive food preparations. In this specially prepared sound version, released in 1942, Chaplin himself narrates and a musical score is added.
Director Charles Chaplin (1925) B/W * See Films: pages 49-72 ***** City Lights is on Boxing Day at 7.00am
Horrorfantasy based on H G Wells's classic novel, and starring Claude Rains
A scientist becomes invisible after experimenting with a new drug and causes chaos in a small English village.
Director James Whale (1933)
♦ See Films: pages 49-72
Jack Griffin, the Invisible Man:
A season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 Bollywood 95
A review of the top 20 Indian films of the year, and interviews with some of their stars The final of Bo//ywood or Bust! is at 6.15pm
11.00 Network East: Imran Khan. ... the Untold Story
In this special edition of the programme, Jemima Khan tells the story of her husband's switch from international cricketer to charity worker, campaigning to build Pakistan's first state-of-the-art cancer hospital and now helping to raise funds for education.
Another chance to see the annual review of the year's sporting achievements, includingthe presentation of the BBC Sports Personality of the Yearaward.
Executive producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor Brian Barwick
Musical, raising the curtain on a season of films based on great
Broadway shows, starring
Rosalind Russell , Natalie Wood
Based on the memoirs of striptease queen Gypsy Rose Lee , this film follows her early years in vaudeville as she is dragged from one musical theatre to another by her domineeringand ambitious mother. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Mervyn LeRoy (1962) Subtitled. ♦ See Films: pages 49-72
The musical Hair can be seen at 12.10am
Just who is Santa Claus?
This documentary traces his development during two millennia from saint to commercial symbol, and goes on the trail of the real Father Christmas as he prepares for his big day. See today's choices.
Producer Chris Oxley ; Executive producer Tony Moss
A performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet of Sir Peter Wright 's new production of this popular ballet, with its memorable score by Leo Delibes. The production was recorded in May this year at London's Royal Opera
House in Covent Garden to mark the 125th anniversary of the first performance in Paris.
The ballet tells the tale of Swanilda and Franz, bickering young lovers fascinated by the beautiful stranger who sits reading on the balcony of Dr Coppelius's house. Discovering who she is leads the lovers and theirfriends into trouble as they break into the workshop of DrCoppelius.
Television direction Derek Bailey ; Producer
The Waste Land
Tonight's film is a special performance by actress
Fiona Shaw of S S Eliot's poem
The Waste Land. First published in 1922, the poem remains a startlingly modern work, and this programme presents an opportunity to reassess its relevance today. See today's choices. Director Deborah Wamer ; Series editor John Wyver
Musical drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Oscar Hijuelos , starring
Armand Assante Antonio Banderas
It is 1952 and the mambo craze is sweeping America. Two brothers, Cesar and Nestor, travel from Cuba hoping to find fame and fortune in New York through their music. They become the rage of the nightclub scene, but the contrast in their natures and desires causes problems between them. Tito Puente HIMSELF
Director Arne Glimcher (1992)
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Tonight's programme is devoted to one of the greatest legends of popular music. From the opening chords of All Along the Watchtower totheepicclosing Like a Rolling Stone, the performance is packed with vintage Dylan. Backed by a five-piece band, he revitalises some of his classic songs. The set also includes With God on Our Side, Rainy Day Women and Knockin'on Heaven's Door.
Unplugged Phil Collins : tomorrow at 11.45pm
Continuing the season of Broadway musicals. Starring
Treat Williams, Beverly D' Angelo
The time: the late sixties. The place: New York. Oklahoma cowboy Claude arrives a few days before reportingfor military service in Vietnam. His encounter with a group of dancing, singing hippies leads to a change in his lifestyle as he joins the drug-taking counter-culture dedicated to a world of peace and love.
Director Milos Forman (1979) Subtitled . ♦ See Films: pages 49-72
The musical Mame is on Boxing Day at 8.25am
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