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: The Gold Rush

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


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Black Larson
Director: Charles Chaplin
Lone prospector: Charlie Chaplin
BigJim McKay: MacK Swain
Black Larson: Tom Murray
Georgia: Georgia Hale
Jack Cameron: Malcolm Waite

: The Invisible Man

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


Unknown: Claude Rains
Director: James Whale
Jack Griffin, the Invisible Man: Claude Rains
Flora Cranley: Gloria Stuart
Dr Kemp: William Harrigan
Dr Cranley: Henry Travers
Mrs Hall: Una O'Connor

: Asia Two

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.


Unknown: Imran Khan.
Unknown: Jemima Khan

: Sports Review of theYear 1995

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


Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Gypsy

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


Unknown: Rosalind Russell
Unknown: Natalie Wood
Unknown: Gypsy Rose Lee
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Rose: Rosalind Russell
Louise Gypsy: Natalie Wood
HerbieSommers: Karl Malden
Tulsa: Paul Wallace
Tessie Tura: Betty Bruce

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah hosts a debate on how size and shape affect perceptions of personality.


A special edition featuring Christmas hits past and present, Stereo ............. Top of the Pops is on Christmas Day at 12.55pm on BBC 1

: In Search of Santa

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


Producer: Chris Oxley
Producer: Tony Moss

: Bollywood or Bust!

The final of the Hindi movie quiz, as the contestants battle it out forthe star prize, a trip to Bombay and "Bollywood", the home of Hindi cinema. Hosted by Mo Dutta. Series producer Denis W Gartside


Unknown: Mo Dutta.

: Coppelia

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
Stephany Marks


Unknown: Sir Peter Wright
Unknown: Leo Delibes.
Unknown: Derek Bailey
Swanilda: Sandra Madgwick
Franz: Sergiu Pobereznic
Dr Coppélius: John Auld
Burgomaster: David Morse
Innkeeper: Timothy Cross
Coppélia, a dolL: Andrea Tredinnick
Gypsy: Monica Zamora
Oriental doll: Lisa Conway
Spanish doll: Hedda Cooke
Scottish doll: Asier Uriagereka
Soldier dolls: Anthony King
Soldier dolls: Robert Parker
The DuRe: Jonathan Payn
Father Time: Ronald Plaisted
Dawn: Dorcas Walters
Prayer: Samira Saidi

: Tx

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


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Director: Deborah Wamer
Editor: John Wyver

: The Mambo Kings

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)
? See Films: pages 49-72


Novel By: Oscar Hijuelos
Unknown: Armand Assante
Unknown: Antonio Banderas
Unknown: Cesarand Nestor
Director: Arne GlimcHer
Cesar Castillo: Armand Assante
Nestor Castillo: Antonio Banderas
LannaLake: Cathy Moriarty
Delores Fuentes: Maruschka Detmers
Ramon: Pablo Calogero
Bernardito: Scott Cohen
Mario: Mario Grillo
Pito: Ralph Irizarry
Johnny Bing: Pete MacNamara
Manny: Jimmy Medina
Willie: Marcos Quintanilla
FrankieSuarez: Jt Taylor
Xavier: William Thomas Jr
Flaco: Yul Vazquez
DesiArnazSr: Desi Arnazjr
Evalina Montoya: Celia Cruz
Fernando Perez: Roscoe Lee Browne
Miguel Montoya: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Maria Rivera: Talisa Soto

: Have I Got News forYou: the Best of 1995

An end-of-year selection of highlights from the satirical news quiz, with Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Hosted by Angus Deayton. Last in the series.
Shown yesterday at 10.00pm Stereo ...


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop.
Unknown: Angus Deayton.

: Unplugged - Bob Dylan

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


Unknown: Phil Collins

: Hair

Continuing the season of Broadway musicals. Starring
John Savage
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


Director: Milos Forman
Claude: John Savage
Berger: Treat Williams
Sheila: Beverly D'Angelo
Jeannie: Annie Golden
Hud: Dorsey Wright
Woof: Don Dacus
Hud's fiancée: Cheryl Barnes
Fenton: Richard Bright
General: Nicholas Ray

: Weatherview

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