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
Drama beginning a short season of films about Hollywood.
Starring Constance Bennett
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
3: How Wide Was the Distance Between Savage and Civilised Man. Captain
FitzRoy plans to found a Christian colony, but Darwin has misgivings.
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
The second of three programmes about Irish music and song.
Channel. Featuring Christy Moore , Van Morrison and piper Davy Spillane.
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.....
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
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.
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.
Quentin Willson discovers why the Austin Allegro, with its infamous square steering wheel, has an owners' club full of enthusiasts.
Producer David Wheeler
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
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.
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.
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Actor Neil Pearson watches Fay Presto perform some magic tricks.
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
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.
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 ****
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The Errand Boy can be seen tomorrow at 8.55am