Documentary. The Paris suburb of Montreuil played a role in the birth of cinema, as the site of pioneering work by Georges Melies, Charles Pathe and the Albatros studios.
In French with English subtitles....6921566
Comedy starring Will Hay
Despite having never been to sea in his life, Ben Cutlet bores his drinking pals with tales of maritime bravery. Then he is tricked into taking command of the unseaworthy Rob Roy.
Director William Beaudine (1936) B/W ♦ See Films: pages 56-63 ***
Crime drama starring
Nigel Patrick , Elizabeth Sellars
An ambitious young customs agent is alerted to the devious deeds of a continental drugs smuggling syndicate. Michael Kenyon NIGEL PATRICK , Rita Compton ELIZABETH SELLARS. Roger Compton TERENCE MORGAN , Alec White JACK WARNER, Lady Flavin
Queensway JOYCE GRENFELL
Director Harold French (1954) B/W ♦ See Films: pages 56-63 **
Planet Earth, an Explorer's Guide
4: The Puzzle of the Continents. Dr James Jackson draws on evidence from sunken cities and sea shells found high in mountain ranges to explain what happens when continents stretch and collide. ProducerCynthia Page; Executive producer
Caroline van den Brul Stereo ...................... The final lecture is tomorrow at 11.30am
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Cartoon based on the political fable by George Orwell.
Farmer Jones's animals rebel against their cruel, drunken ownerand run the farmontheirown. But democracy gradually develops into dictatorship.
Directors Joy Batchelor , John Halas (1954)
Subtitled............................................. # See Films: pages 56-63 ****
Historical epic starring
Laurence Olivier , Tony Curtis
76 BC: bom into slavery, the gladiator
Spartacus longs forfreedom and finds himself leading a slave army against the Romans. Showing in widescreen format. Spartacus KIRK DOUGLAS , Marcus Crassus LAURENCE OLIVIER, AntoninusTONY CURTIS, Varinia JEAN
SIMMONS, Gracchus CHARLES LAUGHTON , Batiatus
PETER USTINOV , Julius Caesar JOHN GAVIN, Helena
Glabrus NINA FOCH, Tigranes HERBERT LOM DirectorStanley Kubrick (1960)
Stereo Subtitled ..............................47281092
♦ See Films: pages 56-63 ****
A profile of double world champion racing driver Michael Schumacher , who has dominated Formula 1 forthepast two years. Schumacher himself looks back on his career and the cameras go behind the scenes with the Benetton constructors' team who helped him to success. Team-mates Martin Brundle and Johnny Herbert and rival
Damon Hill give their evaluation of the German ace. Presented by Steve Rider.
Director Stuart Cabb : Producer Mark Wilkin
This special edition of Moving Pictures examines how cinema has developed in the 100 years since the Lumiere brothers startled audiences with Train
Arriving at a Station. It demonstrates how innovations rangingfrom sound, colour, 3D, CinemaScope and Cinerama to today's simulator rides have been around in one form or another since cinema began. There are interviews with movie pioneers and with Roman Kroiter, inventor of the giant IMAX film format. Plus a look at the making of the 70mm movie Wings of Courage, which opens in Britain next year.
Producer Louis Heaton ; Executive producer
PaulKerr Subtitled ...........................611634
1, Graves: the Life and Loves of an English Poet
A celebration of the flamboyant writer Robert Graves , showingto mark his centenary year. Graves is famous as the author of 1, Claudius, but he was also a prolific poet and critic, and author of a fine account of the First
World War, Goodbye to All That. Love was Graves's great theme as a poet, and his complicated love life gave him endless inspiration. His affairwith
American poet Laura Riding lasted 13 years and in later years a succession of "muses" shared his bohemian life.
Through all this his wife Beryl stayed with him, and in tonight's programme she and other members of his family contribute to an affectionate but candid portrait of a great English eccentric. Producer Sean 0 Mordha; Series editor
Surreal comedy starring Ade Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan and Alexei Sayle.
With guest band Amazulu and Robbie Coltrane, Dawn French, Gareth Hale, Norman Pace, Helen Lederer and Jennifer Saunders.
Written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, Lise Mayer
Producer Paul Jackson
Basketball documentary, showing in the Fine Cut series, featuring William Gates,
Young blacks William and Arthur live in the poorest areas of Chicago, but they could have a route out of the ghetto - they are potential basketball stars.
Filmed over five years, Hoop Dreams follows these two young American hopefuls through family crises and high school triumphs, on the road to glory or oblivion. See today's choices. Director Steve James (1994)
* See Films: pages 56-63 *****
Last in the series of original and provocative films about contemporary art and culture.
A spectacular film about artists and performers who are exploring the boundary between the human body and machines. Those featured include artists who work with machines such as huge robots and devices designed to push the body to the limits of endurance. See today's choices. Directors Richard Curson Smith , Lesley Asako Gladsjo; Series editor John Wyver
Unledded - Plant and Page
The final concert in the series featuring bands and solo performers blending acoustic and electric elements sees the reunion of singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page, former leaders of Led Zeppelin. Stunning arrangements of classic tracks like Kashmir, Gallows Pole, Four Sticks and The Battle of Evermore are performed alongside new songs like Wah Wah. Page and Plant are accompanied by an eclectic selection of musicians, including Porl Thompson from The Cure on banjo, Nigel Eaton on hurdy gurdy, an Egyptian string and percussion ensemble and the London Metropolitan Orchestra. The show was recorded partly on location in Morocco and Snowdonia and also on stage in London.
Crazy comedy starring
Two well-meaning stage hands try to help a young playwright with his romance, but they only succeed in wrecking the production of his show.
Director HC Potter (1941) B/W * See Films: pages 56-63 ****
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