Comedy starring Norman Wisdom
Drafted into the army, Norman Pitkin proves ruinously incompetent, especially when he is transported behind enemy lines.
See Films: pages 56-63
Norman Pitkin/General Schreiber:
Gretchen von Schmetterling:
Wise-cracking comedy starring the Marx Brothers
The irrepressible Marx Brothers create mayhem when they decide to help a girl in financial trouble.
See Films: pages 56-63 ****
Dr Hugo Z Hackenbush:
Clues found on the Galapagos islands lead the naturalist to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Last in the series.
Last July Georg Solti conducted a hand-picked orchestra in a concert at the Victoria Hall in Geneva to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
Before a distinguished audience, the cream of the world's musicians, chosen from 45 orchestras representing five continents, played a selection of pieces chosen to symbolise the unifying power of music: Rossini's overture William Tell, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra and the finale to Beethoven's opera Fidelio, for which Britain's London Voices choir supplied the chorus. Introduced by James Naughtie.
Live coverage from Frimley Green, Surrey, at the start of the week-long competition to decide this year's World Professional champion, with prize money of Â£150,000 on offer to the 32 players at the Lakeside Country Club. Top seed and reigning champion Richie Burnett features in one of today's four first round matches.
Hosted by Dougie Donnelly.
Ski-jumping from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in southern Germany, where the field is expected to include World Cup champion Andreas Goldberger, and downhill racing from Bormio in Italy. Hosted by Julian Tutt.
Rollercoasters have been thrilling people since ice slides appeared in Russia in the 16th century. In this study, on-board cameras capture the white-knuckle appeal of the rides and fanatics discuss their devotion, including one couple who exchanged marriage vows on the Grand National ride at Blackpool.
Leadingtenors Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo star in a double bill from the stage of New York's Metropolitan Opera House.
Recorded on the gala opening night of the 1994-95 season, the concert comprises two pieces exploringthe themes of love, jealousy and tragedy. Conductor James Levine.
Giacomo Puccini's dark, evocative one-act opera, II Tabarro (The Cloak), is set in Paris on the banks of the Seine.
A bargee working on the river who suspects his young wife of infidelity tries to win back her love with reminders of their romantic past. But events cause his destructive, murderous jealousy to be unleashed.
Italian composer Ruggero Leoncavallo 's most famous piece, in a production designed by film director
Franco Zeffirelli. Clowns probes the powerful emotions aroused by marital betrayal, this time within an itinerant troupe of theatre performers travelling through southern Italy. A would-be lover, finding his amorous approaches repulsed, rushes to inform a cuckolded husband of shattering news he has just overheard. Tragically, life begins to imitate art in the play the group gathers to perform in a village.
The songs of composer Burt Bacharach have carved the veteran of easy listening a niche in music history and won him generations of admirers since, 40 years ago, Magic Moments sung by Perry Como became his first hit.
This documentary takes a look at the life and work of a prolific popular song writer who worked with stars such as Dusty Springfield - seen here singing The Look of Love - Dionne Warwick - who in another archive clip performs Walk On By, and Marlene Dietrich.
He won an Oscar for his work on the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, enjoyed stage success with Promises, Promises, and his catalogue of classics - including This Guy's in Love with You, Close to You and Say a Little Prayer - continues to influence contemporary music.
Narrated by Dusty Springfield, this film profile includes interviews with long-time songwriting partner Hal David, Richard Carpenter, Elvis Costello and Noel Gallagher of Oasis.
Jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton remembers the year 1947 when, in Birmingham Town Hall, his boogie-woogie music enlivened the austerity of the drab post-war era.
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The passion fans had for his music was matched only by the passion Elvis Presley had for his food. This documentary records his inexhaustible appetite for fast foods, the team he had working around the clock to satisfy his gastronomic excesses, and asks if over-indulgence may have contributed to his death at the age of 42.
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Drama starring Danny Glover, Steve Martin, Kevin Kline
Los Angeles, 1991. Transformed by unsettling events, the lives of a group of people are intertwined forever. The story begins with Mack, a white lawyer, lost in a black neighbourhood.
Showing in widescreen format. (1991)
See Films: pages 56-63 ****
Highlights of tonight's matches in the World Championship first round. Last year's finalist Raymond Barneveld is in action on the oche.
Drama set in modern day China, starring Yu Hong, Liuxia Odong
Dong and Chun are artists, teaching in Beijing. Dong hopes to sell his work. Chun has hopes of emigrating to the US. As the balance of success tips either way, their relationship changes. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
See Films: pages 56-63 ***
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