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: Le Cinema des Peches

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


Unknown: Georges Melies
Unknown: Charles Pathe

: Windbag the Sailor

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 ***


Unknown: Ben Cutlet
Unknown: Rob Roy.
Director: William Beaudine

: Forbidden Cargo

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
Director Harold French (1954) B/W ♦ See Films: pages 56-63 **


Unknown: Nigel Patrick
Unknown: Elizabeth Sellars
Unknown: Nigel Patrick
Unknown: Rita Compton
Unknown: Elizabeth Sellars.
Unknown: Roger Compton
Unknown: Terence Morgan
Unknown: Lady Flavin
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

: The Voyage of Charles Darwin: 5: I Felt Myself Brought within Reach of that Great Fact, that Mystery of Mysteries

Documentary drama series.

An earthquake in southern Chile confirms Darwin's view that the Andes mountain range was pushed up from the ocean's bed.
(For cast see final episode on Monday at 10.30am)


Director: Martyn Friend
Producer: Christopher Ralling

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

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
VIDEO PACK: for a video and booklet (£29) or booklet (f3.50) send a cheque (payable to BBC Education) to: [address removed]


Unknown: Dr James Jackson

: Power behind the Image

Sian Phillips looks at how Britain has used film to record its own history


Unknown: Sian Phillips

: Animal Farm

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 ****


Unknown: George Orwell.
Directors: Joy Batchelor
Directors: John Halas
Voices: Maurice Denham
Narrator: Gordon Heath

: Spartacus

Historical epic starring
Kirk Douglas
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
PETER USTINOV , Julius Caesar JOHN GAVIN, Helena
Glabrus NINA FOCH, Tigranes HERBERT LOM DirectorStanley Kubrick (1960)
Stereo Subtitled ..............................47281092
♦ See Films: pages 56-63 ****


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Marcus Crassus Laurence
Unknown: Varinia Jean
Unknown: Gracchus Charles Laughton
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Tigranes Herbert

: Schumacher

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


Unknown: Michael SchumacHer
Unknown: Martin Brundle
Unknown: Johnny Herbert
Unknown: Damon Hill
Presented By: Steve Rider.
Director: Stuart Cabb
Producer: Mark Wilkin

: Moving Pictures: the Reality Trip

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


Producer: Louis Heaton

: Bookmark

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
Roland Keating


Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Roland Keating

: The Young Ones

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


Unknown: Ade Edmondson
Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Christopher Ryan
Unknown: Alexei Sayle.
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: Gareth Hale
Unknown: Norman Pace
Unknown: Helen Ledererand
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders.
Written By: Ben Elton
Producer: Paul Jackson

: Hoop Dreams

Basketball documentary, showing in the Fine Cut series, featuring William Gates,
Arthur Agee
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 *****


Unknown: William Gates
Unknown: Arthur Agee
Unknown: Young Blacks William
Director: Steve James

: Tx

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


Director: Richard Curson Smith
Director: Lesley Asako Gladsjo
Editor: John Wyver

: Unplugged

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.
Stereo ..........................................3951764


Guitarist: Jimmy Page
Unknown: Wah Wah.
Unknown: Nigel Eaton

: Hellzapoppin'

Crazy comedy starring
Chic Johnson
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 ****


Director: Hc Potter
Ole: Ole Olsen
Chic: Chic Johnson
Betty: Martha Raye
Quimby: Hugh Herbert
Kitty: Jane Frazee
Jeff: Robert Paige
Pepi: Mischa Auer
The director: Richard Lane
Selby: Elisha Cookjr

: Weatherview

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