Shown yesterday at 6.35pm on BBC 1
Adaptation of Charles Dickens 's classic yuletide story.
Ebenezer Scrooge REGINALD OWEN , Bob Cratchit GENE LOCKHART , Mrs Cratchit
KATHLEEN LOCKHART , Tiny Tim TERRY KILBURN
Director Edwin L Marin (1938)
♦ See Films: pages 49-72
Disney sci-fi adventure, based on the Jules Verne novel, starring
Kirk Douglas , James Mason
1868: a terrifying monster is attacking ships in the Pacific and marine scientist
Professor Aronnax sets out to investigate. Ned Land KIRK DOUGLAS , Captain Nemo JAMES MASON, Professor Aronnax PAUL LUKAS ,
Conseil PETER LORRE , Mate on the Nautilus ROBERT J WILKE
Director Richard Fleischer (1954) Subtitled. ♦ See Films: pages 49-72 ****
Professor Aronnax Paul
A review of last month's RAC Rally in which team-mates Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz started on equal points in this final race of the world championship.
Presented by Tony Mason and Steve Lee.
In the year in which the National Trust celebrated its 1 00th birthday, Ian Holm introduces some of the characters who carry out its work on Trust properties. Director/Producer Edward Mirzoeff
The Sound of Music Phenomenon
An exploration of one of the best known films in the world, and those whose lives have been changed by seeing it.
The Sound of Music: Friday 29 December at 5.15pm
The mixed emotions of VE Day in captured on camera at public and private celebrations, b/w Subtitled ........
VE and VJ50
Highlights of this year's celebrations commemorating the end of the war. The programme recalls a memorable royal balcony appearance, street parties, a network of beacons across the country, the thousands of people milling in the Mall and, of course, the singing of Cliff Richard and Vera Lynn.
TV presentation Peter Hylton Cleaver
Celebrities watch magic tricks by British magicians. Rpt Stereo Subtitled ....
Giacomo Puccini's opera in four acts is given a fresh reworking in this production for Australian Opera by Baz Luhrmann
(director of the hit film Strictly Ballroom). Recorded at the Sydney Opera House, he has set this tragic love story in the decadent Paris of the 1950s, with a young cast who help capture the intensity of the tale.
Producer/Director Geoffrey Nottage
Stars from the world of entertainment do battle in this festive edition of the nostalgia quiz using clips and facts from Christmases past. With Martyn Lewis. Series producer Henry Eagles; Executive producer
Mark Rowland Stereo .....................
Julie Andrews hosts a centenary celebration from Broadway of legendary lyricist Oscar Hammerstein. Combining interviews, archive clips and performance, the show traces his career in musicals from early work with Rombergand Friml on Desert Songand Rose-Mane , to Showboat with Jerome Kern and his collaborations with Richard
Rodgers on Oklahoma!, Carousel,
South Pacific and The Sound of Music.
Amongthose taking part are Mandy Patinkin , Willie Nelson , Patti LaBelle ,
Bernadette Peters , Vanessa Williams , Keith Carradine and Dawn Upshaw.
Afilm adaptation of Jane Austen 's novel about the enduring power of love.
England, 1814: having been
"persuaded" several years earlier to reject the proposal of a young naval officer, Anne Elliot suddenly finds him back in her life. See today's choices.
Screenplay by Nick Dear
Producer Fiona Finlay ; Director Roger Michell
♦ Jane Austen books and videos to give away: see page
Sir Walter Elliot:
Sir Henry Willoughby:
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Actorand director Richard Attenborough chooses a scene from Charlie Chaplin 's City Lights. Rpt Stereo Subtitled... City Lights can be seen tomorrow at 7.00am
Her Majesty the Queen's Christmas message. With signing and subtitles. Shown at 3.00pm on BBC 1 and ITV and 6.20pm on Channel4 Stereo ............................
A three-part series, showing on consecutive evenings, in which Alan Bennett goes behind the scenes at Westminster Abbey.
A Royal Peculiar. Bennett watches the comings and goings in "the Queen's parish church". See today's choices. Director Jonathan Stedall ; Producer Andrew Holmes Part 2 tomorrow 8.00pm Stereo Subtitled .
First showing on network television for this epic drama, continuing the season of great films celebrating 100 years of cinema.
Starring Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi
Dumped by his mother at an institution where boys are rigorously trained to perform in the opera, Douzi finds protection with the tougher Shitou.
Pushed into female roles because of his slight build, Douzi becomes confused about his sexual identity. As the years pass, the two become stars of the Peking Opera, but they live in turbulent times and sexual and emotional betrayal tear them apart. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Chen Kaige (1993)
See Films: pages 49-72 *****
The next SSC100 film is Man of the West on Thursday 28 December at 11.00pm
Douzi/ChengDieyi (young man):
Shitou/Duan Xiaolou (young man):
A compilation of highlights to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the anarchic comedy show which, during the late sixties and early seventies, won two Emmy awards and a cult following.
Hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin , it launched the careers of Goldie Hawn and LilyTomlin and also featured Ruth Buzzi , Joanne Worley , Teresa Graves , Arte Johnson and British actress Judy
Came. Guests include Sammy Davis Jr, Johnny Carson , Cher, PeterSellers,
Tony Curtis , Michael Caine and Richard Nixon.
Comedy with the Marx Brothers
Stowaways on an ocean liner, false beards and hotel bed-switching lead to the opening night of all opening nights. Otis B Driftwood
GROUCHO MARX , Fiorello CHICO
MARX, Tomasso HARPO MARX. Mrs Claypool
MARGARET DUMONT , Riccardo Baroni ALLAN JONES Director Sam Wood (1935) B/W + See Films: pages 49-72 *****