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: Christmas with Cliff

Shown yesterday at 6.35pm on BBC 1

: A Christmas Carol

Adaptation of Charles Dickens 's classic yuletide story.
Ebenezer Scrooge REGINALD OWEN , Bob Cratchit GENE LOCKHART , Mrs Cratchit
Director Edwin L Marin (1938)
♦ See Films: pages 49-72


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Reginald Owen
Unknown: Gene Lockhart
Unknown: Mrs Cratchit
Unknown: Kathleen Lockhart
Unknown: Terry Kilburn

: 20,000 Leagues under the Sea

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 ****


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Captain Nemo James
Unknown: Professor Aronnax Paul Lukas
Unknown: Conseil Peter Lorre
Director: Richard Fleischer

: Top Gear Rally Special

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.


Unknown: Colin McRae
Unknown: Carlos Sainz
Presented By: Tony Mason
Presented By: Steve Lee.

: Treasures in Trust

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


Introduces: Ian Holm

: The Hills Are Alive!

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

: Victory Stills

The mixed emotions of VE Day in captured on camera at public and private celebrations, b/w Subtitled ........

: Memories and Celebrations

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


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Vera Lynn.
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Tricks on Two

Celebrities watch magic tricks by British magicians. Rpt Stereo Subtitled ....

: La Boheme

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


Unknown: Baz Luhrmann
Director: Geoffrey Nottage
Rodolfo: David Hobson (tenor)
Mimi: Cheryl Barker (soprano)
Marcello: Roger Lemke (baritone)
Colline: Gary Rowley (bass)
Schaunard: David Lemke (baritone)
Musetta: Christine Douglas (soprano)

: Today's the Day Christmas Special

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 .....................


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Some Enchanted Evening

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.


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Oscar Hammerstein.
Unknown: Rombergand Friml
Unknown: Songand Rose-Mane
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Mandy Patinkin
Unknown: Willie Nelson
Unknown: Patti Labelle
Unknown: Bernadette Peters
Unknown: Vanessa Williams
Unknown: Keith Carradine
Unknown: Dawn Upshaw.

: Screen Two:Jane Austen's Persuasion

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


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Anne Elliot
Unknown: Nick Dear
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: Roger Michell
Unknown: Jane Austen
Anne Elliot: Amanda Root
Captain Wentworth: Ciaran Hinds
Lady Russell: Susan Fleetwood
Sir Walter Elliot: Corin Redgrave
Mrs Croft: Fiona Shaw
Admiral Croft: John Woodvine
Elizabeth Elliot: Phoebe Nicholls
Mr Elliot: Samuel West
MaryMusgrove: Sophie Thompson
Mrs Musgrove: Judy Cornwell
Charles Musgrove: Simon Russell Beale
Mrs Clay: Felicity Dean
Mr Musgrove: Roger Hammond
Louise Musgrove: Emma Roberts
Henrietta Musgrove: Victoria Hamilton
Captain Harville: Robert Glenister
Captain Berwick: Richard McCabe
Mrs Smith: Helen Schlesinger
Nurse Rooke: Jane Wood
MrShepherd: David Collings
Lady Dalrymple: Darlene Johnson
Miss Carteret: Cinnamon Faye
Henry Hayter: Isaac Maxwell Hunt
Sir Henry Willoughby: Roger Llewellyn
Mrs Harville: Sally George

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Stars of Genome: Margot Hayhoe 11 November 2016

: Close Up

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


Director: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin

: The Queen

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 ............................


Unknown: Her Majesty

: The Abbey

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 .


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Director: Jonathan Stedall
Producer: Andrew Holmes

: Farewell My Concubine

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


Director: Chen Kaige
Douzi/ChengDieyi (young man): Leslie Cheung
Shitou/Duan Xiaolou (young man): Zhang Fengyi
Juxian: Gong U
Guan Jifa: Lu Qi
Na Kun: Ying Da
Master Yuan: Ge You
Douzi (child): Ma Mingwei
Douzi (teenager): Yin Zhi
Shitou (child): Fei Yang
Shitou (teenager): Zhao Hailong

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in

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.


Unknown: Dan Rowan
Unknown: Dick Martin
Unknown: Ruth Buzzi
Unknown: Joanne Worley
Unknown: Teresa Graves
Unknown: Arte Johnson
Unknown: Johnny Carson
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Richard Nixon.

: A Night at the Opera

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
MARX, Tomasso HARPO MARX. Mrs Claypool
MARGARET DUMONT , Riccardo Baroni ALLAN JONES Director Sam Wood (1935) B/W + See Films: pages 49-72 *****


Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Fiorello Chico
Unknown: Tomasso Harpo Marx.
Unknown: Mrs Claypool
Unknown: Margaret Dumont
Unknown: Allan Jones
Director: Sam Wood

: Weatherview

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