Dramatic comedy, last in the season of films directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin
Also starring Claire Bloom
Aformer music hall star stops a young dancerfrom committing suicide and their subsequent friendship alters the course of both their careers.
(1952) B/W ♦See Films: pages 49-72
Comedy, directed by and starring Jerry Lewis
The head of Paramutual Pictures is at a loss to understand why money is being lost at his studio. The solution is to find a dupe who will unwittingly spy on his employees - but is anybody that stupid? Perhaps Morty S Tashman is.
Part of a short series of films about
Hollywood to accompany The Player, showingtonightat 10.20pm.
Director Jerry Lewis (1961) B/W ♦ See Films: pages 49-72 ***
4: Can any Mountain, any Continent
Withstand Such Waste? Darwin sets out to cross the Argentine Pampas and encounters a bitter struggle between the Indians and the forces of General Rosas.
Planet Earth, an Explorer's Guide
3: Volcanoes: Melting the Earth. Dr James Jackson investigates how solid rock is turned to molten lava and explains how volcanoes are a planet's way of keeping
COOl. The lectures continue tomorrow and Sunday
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Course. The third and final programme in the series on Irish music includes a piece written by Donal Lunny and Micheal O'Suilleabhain , featuring percussionist
The 1995 Ultra 30 Grand Prix. Helen Rollason presents some of the best sailing action of the year. Stereo ..
A documentary, using the words of writers, politicians and ordinary people, which highlights the destruction of the physical environment of the US - the result of man's increasingly technological pursuit of the American Dream....
Actor Jeremy Brett looks at the making of the film version of the musical My Fair
Lady and the modern technology that has resulted in its restoration.
Simon King 's beautifully filmed animal drama follows the fortunes of a family of barn owls in the Somerset wetlands. Tyto, the male owl, and his mate Alba endure the trials of the breeding season, raising their chicks despite close encounters with other predators - and humans.
Concluding the short season of films based on Broadway musicals is this family classic, starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
When trainee nun Maria begins to have doubts about her vocation, she leaves her convent in Salzburg to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp, a widower and retired naval officer. The spirited Maria instils a love of music in the children and wins the heart of the captain, but the family's happiness is threatened by the Nazi occupation of Austria. Showing in widescreen format.
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Captain von Trapp:
Jeremy Paxman hosts anotherfirst round contest, as a team from
Birmingham University takes on Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Last programme in the series that examines the history of Britain through its changingfashions in food.
Burgers and Suburbia. The variety of foods and restaurants available in the 1990s is huge, and this evening's programme considers the sort of food we are eating today, who we are eating it with, and what this tells us about our society. Narrated by Lindsay Leonard. Director Laura Hastings-Smith ; Executive producer JaneRoot Subtitled .............................
Comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer present a special edition of the celebrity quiz show, with guests Ulrika Jonsson, Mark Lamarr and George "Santa Claus" Dawes.
Director David G Croft ; Producer Alan Marke
Chat show host Alan Partridge (alias Steve Coogan) invites you to his Christmas house party which includes an attempt by twenty sea cadets to pull the biggest Christmas cracker in the world. And there are special guests, including professional golfer struck down by lightning during the closing stages of an important tournament. See today's choices.
Directed by Robert Altman, a Hollywood satire on the movie capital itself, starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi
Griffin Mill is a film executive with problems: his job is in danger and he is receiving death threats. He suspects a spurned screenwriter of trying to ruin him, so sets out to find him. But as the threatening postcards continue to arrive and his position at the studio grows increasingly uncertain, Mill finds that solving the mystery is not as simple as he thought.
With cameo appearances by Cher, Peter Falk, Harry Belafonte, Susan Sarandon, Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Burt Reynolds, Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Andie MacDowell, Sally Kellerman, Robert Wagner, Robert Carradine, James Coburn, Elliott Gould, Rod Steiger and Jack Lemmon. (1992) (Stereo) *****
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Detective Susan Avery:
The short season of films about Hollywood concludes with this documentary, which follows Francis Coppola during the makingof his movie Apocalypse Now. Coppola's extraordinary odyssey survived appalling trials and tribulations. Beset by typhoons, wars, heart attacks, nervous breakdowns and drugs, he emerged with what has been called a masterpiece. Thefilm includes interviews with the major players, including Martin Sheen , Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall , and the observations of Eleanor Coppola with some of her own revealingfilm footage. Directors Fax Bahrand George Hickenlooper
(1991) Stereo ................................ ♦ See Films: pages 49-72 *****