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: The Great Dictator

Continuing the season of films starring Charlie Chaplin
A Jewish barber in a Tomanian ghetto wakes after amnesia to find himself the subject of an ominous dictator and flees to a neighbouring country with a downtrodden laundress. This was
Chaplin's first feature-length talkie.
Director Charles Chaplin (1940) B/W ♦See Films: pages 49-72 Limelight is tomorrow at 6.45am


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Director: Charles Chaplin

: What Price Hollywood?

Drama beginning a short season of films about Hollywood.
Starring Constance Bennett
Lowell Sherman
AspiringstarMary Evans is bright, young, pretty - and still a waitress, until she makes friends with dipsomaniac director Maximilian Carey.
Director George Cukor (1932) B/W .......... * See Films: pages 49-72 **** The Big Knife can be seen at 1.20am


Unknown: Constance Bennett
Unknown: Lowell Sherman
Unknown: Aspiringstarmary Evans
Director: Maximilian Carey.
Director: George Cukor
Mary Evans: Constance Bennett
Maximilian Carey: Lowell Sherman
Lenny Borden: Neil Hamilton
Julius Saxe: Gregory Ratoff

: The Voyage of CharlesDarwin

3: How Wide Was the Distance Between Savage and Civilised Man. Captain
FitzRoy plans to found a Christian colony, but Darwin has misgivings.

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Planet Earth, an Explorer's Guide 2: Secrets of the Deep. Dr James Jackson reveals that the key to understanding how the Earth moves lies not above the sea but deep in the oceans. The next lecture is tomorrow at 11.30am


Unknown: Dr James Jackson

: A River of Sound

The second of three programmes about Irish music and song.
Channel. Featuring Christy Moore , Van Morrison and piper Davy Spillane.


Unknown: Christy Moore
Unknown: Van Morrison
Unknown: Davy Spillane.

: What Did You Do in theWar, Auntie?

This documentary tells the story of the BBC during the Second World War.
Archive footage recalls the popular radio singers and performers who kept up morale, the journalists' reports, the broadcasts of Winston Churchill and events leading up to the end of the war and the liberation of the camps.
Producer Jeremy Bennett
S/Wand Colour Revisedrpt Stereo.....


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: Fiddler on theRoof

Continuingthe season of musicals is a comedy starring
Topol Tevye , a milkman living in the Ukrainian village of Anatevka before the Revolution, is determined to find good husbands for his five daughters. In widescreen format. Tevye TOPOL
Director Norman Jewison (1971)
* See Films: pages 49-72 **** The Sound of Music is tomorrow at 5. 1 5pm


Unknown: Topol Tevye
Director: Norman Jewison
Golde: Norma Crane
Motel: Leonard Frey
Yente: Molly Picon
LazarWolf: Paul Mann
Tzeitel: Rosalind Harris
Hodel: Michele Marsh
Chava: Neva Small
Perchik: Paul Michael Glaser

: Wallace and Gromit in: A Grand Day Out

Another of Nick Park's animated adventures about one man and his faithful but sceptical dog.

Wallace and Gromit set off on the ideal holiday outing for anyone partial to a bite of cheese - a trip to the moon.


Director: Nick Park

: Star Trek: DeepSpace Nine

Progress. The Bajoran government is about to tap the energy of its fifth moon, Jeraddo. Kira and Dax are assigned to ensure that all the inhabitants have been evacuated, but sensors detect a humanoid settlement.

: The Car's the Star

Quentin Willson discovers why the Austin Allegro, with its infamous square steering wheel, has an owners' club full of enthusiasts.
Producer David Wheeler


Unknown: Quentin Willson
Producer: David Wheeler

: Sylvie Guillem

In this third and final programme, British choreographer
Jonathan Burrows has created a new solo for dancer SylvieGuillem. With music by Kevin Volans , Blue Yellow explores the idea of space.
In the second film, In the Wind There
Is Someone, director and choreographer Francoise Ha Van illustrates the joy of dancing. Set in the scenery store of the Paris Opera, two young Paris-based men, David Kern and Brian Reeder , dance to the music of Bach.
Directors Adam Roberts , Francoise Ha Van


Unknown: Jonathan Burrows
Music By: Kevin Volans
Unknown: Francoise Ha Van
Unknown: David Kern
Unknown: Brian Reeder
Directors: Adam Roberts
Directors: Francoise Ha Van

: Decisive Moments 95

From the bombing in Oklahoma City to the trial of O J Simpson, from Hugh Grant's arrest in Los Angeles to Eric Cantona's high-kick at Selhurst Park, photographers have helped shape our vision of the year's most talked about events.

Decisive Moments explores the making of the major images of 1995 and talks to the picture editors who selected them, the agencies who sold them and most importantly the photographers themselves.


Producer: Elaine Shepherd
Editor: Janice Hadlow

: Much Ado about Nothing

First showing on network television for this screen adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.
After a long battle campaign Don Pedro and his men return to the court of Leonato in Sicily where they are greeted with joy, although Leonato's niece Beatrice and one of Don Pedro's companions, Benedick, argue as they have always done. Meanwhile Claudio, a gallant soldier, falls in love with Hero, Leonato's beautiful daughter, which pleases all but Don Pedro's illegitimate brother Don John. Filmed on location in Tuscany. Showing in widescreen format.
(1993) Stereo
See Films: pages 49-72 ****


Director: Kenneth Branagh
Benedick: Kenneth Branagh
Leonato: Richard Briers
Dogberry: Michael Keaton
Don Pedro: Denzel Washington
Claudio: Robert Sean Leonard
Don John: Keanu Reeves
Beatrice: Emma Thompson
Hero: Kate Beckinsale
Borachio: Gerard Horan
Conrade: Richard Clifford
Antonio: Brian Blessed
Balthasar: Patrick Doyle
Friar Francis: Jimmy Yuill
Margaret: Imelda Staunton
Ursula: Phyllida Law
Verges: Ben Elton

: Tricks on Two

Actor Neil Pearson watches Fay Presto perform some magic tricks.


Unknown: Neil Pearson

: Man of the West

Western starring
Gary Cooper ,
Julie London LeeJCobb Arizona 1874: the past catches up with reformed gunslinger Link Jones when he falls into the clutches of his former gang leader, DockTobin. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Anthony Mann (1958) ♦See Films: pages 49-72 **** The next BBC 100 film is The Sound of Music on Friday 29 December at 5.15pm


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Julie London
Unknown: Link Jones
Director: Anthony Mann
Link Jones: Gary Cooper
Billie Ellis: Julie London
DockTobin: Lee Jcobb
Sam Beasley: Arthur O'Connell
Coaley: Jack Lord
Claude: John Dehner
Trout: Royal Dano

: Unplugged - Bjork

Continuing the series of acoustic sets. Icelandic singer Bjork performs a selection of her hit songs, including Human Behaviour, One Day and Violently Happy. She is accompanied by the harpsichord, gamelan orchestra, glass harmonica, tuba and the marimba of Evelyn Glennie.


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie.

: The Big Knife

Drama, showing as part of a short season of films about Hollywood, starring Jack Palance
Charles Castle is a top movie star with a guilty secret, and his ruthless producer knows what it is.
Director Robert Aldrich (1955) B/W ****
See Films: pages 49-72
The Errand Boy can be seen tomorrow at 8.55am


Director: Robert Aldrich
Charles Castle: Jack Palance
Marion Castle: Ida Lupino
Dixie Evans: Shelley Winters
Smiley Coy: Wendell Corey
Connie Bliss: Jean Hagen
Stanley Hoff: Rod Steiger

: Weatherview

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