Seasonal drama starring
Margo, Walter Abel
When a dance hall girl discovers an abandoned baby in the alleys of Los
Angeles, her life is changed for ever.
Director Steve Sekely (1940) Black and white◆ See Films: pages 50-72 ***
Romantic fantasy drama, continuing the "Affairs to Remember" season of films featuring great screen romances. Starring
Gary Cooper, Ann Harding.
Peter Ibbetson , an architect, is hired by the Duke of Towers to build stabling. He recognises the Duke's wife as a childhood playmate. Unfortunately, the Duke misreads their affection as romantic interest.
(Black and white) (Subtitled)
(The next film in the "Affairs to Remember" season is "A Farewell to Arms" on Monday 23 December at 7.20am)
(See Films: pages 50-72)
Another chance to see this year's sports review ceremony and the announcement of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Introduced from London's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre by Desmond Lynam , Steve Rider and Sue Barker.
Executive producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor Dave Gordon Shown last SundayonBBCl Stereo
Reviews of Evita, SurvivingPicasso, Daylight and Matilda. Plus
Kenneth Branagh talks about his newfilm Hamlet. Films of the Year with Barry Norman is on Monday 23 December at 11.30pm on BBC1. Shown last Monday on BBCl Stereo Subtitled.
Adventure, the first film in today's Saturday Matinée double bill starring Gregory Peck
Virginia Mayo While England is at war with France and Spain, Captain Hornblower sails on a secret mission to deliver weapons to a Spanish rebel, the bloodthirsty El Supremo.
Director Raoul Walsh (1951) Subtitled ......... ◆ See Films: pages 50-72 ***
Captain Horatio Hornblower:
Lady Barbara Wellesley:
Lieutenant William Bush:
Western, the second of today's
Saturday Matinee films starring
Also starring Jean Simmons
Having travelled westto claim the hand of Patricia Terrill , the daughter of a powerful landowner, former sea
captain James McKay finds himself at the centre of a feud. Showing in widescreen format.
DirectorWilliam Wyler (1958, PG) ♦ See Rims: pages 50-72
Major Henry Terrill:
Hits from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's chart sounds. stereo. A yuletide edition of Top of the Pops is on Christmas Day at 1.05pm on BBC1
Malcolm Gluck suggests wines suitable for inclusion in Christmas celebrations, eitherto accompany the traditional lunch or to buy as gifts. He also holds a tasting session to find some of the best cheap wines on offer, and travels to Scotland to recommend some bottles for a grand wedding reception. Last in the series. See today's choices.
DirectorClaudine Dabbs: Producer Tina Fletcher
INFORMATION: see Ceefax page 5800n Fridays
Internet address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/gluck
The National Cat Club is celebrating 100 years of showing felines with its biggest show to date. Jessica Holm and Nick Knowles report from London's Olympia as more than 1,800 cats, of a wide range of breeds, are displayed in the annual event, which culminates with the Cat of the Year final.
The first in a short series of viewers' favourite classic film clips, selected to accompanythe Affairs to Remember season of romantic movies.
The film season continues with A Farewell to Arms on Monday 23 Decemberat 7.20am
World famous Spanish opera tenor
Placido Domingo , American singing star Michael Bolton and China's premier operatic soprano Ying Huang come together in a festive concert featuring traditional and modern Christmas music and songs. The concert is staged by Mario Dradi , and features the Wiener Symphoniker orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio. The scene is described bypaul Gambaccini. TV presentation Stephen Morris
The city of Vienna plays host to another seasonal concert on New Year's Day at 11.15am
Journalist Steve Crawshawe of The
Independent peruses the week's national newspapers.
Director Eric Harrison ; Producer Brian Blake
The last of four documentaries updating a 1989 series about entrepreneurs.
Weighing Up the Risks. In the eighties two very different entrepreneurs needed moneyto expand their businesses.
Publisher Richard Flaye and fresh soup supplier Andrew Palmer approached a venture capitalist firm that eventually decided to invest in both. It was a risky undertaking, and one that has not, years later, paid off for everyone.
DirectorGail Taylor; Series producer EmmaWillis
A five-part animated saga telling the story of the Gogs, Stone-Age folk living before the invention of language and confrontingthe trials of life using a mixture of ingenuity and brute force.
The mystery behind the construction of Stonehenge is resolved when Gramps builds baby a swing to keep him quiet. Directors Deiniol Morris and Michael Mort
Executive producers Meirion Davies and Colin Rose Gogs continues on Monday 23 December at 6.45pm
MGM producer Arthur Freed was responsible for many of the most memorable musical films ever made, including An American in Paris, Gigi, Meet Me in St Louis, On the Town (which follows at 10.25pm), Singin' in the Rain and his debut film The Wizard of Oz. This documentary introduces a season of his films and salutes his contribution to the movie world.
See today's choices.
Director David Thompson
Producer Margaret Smilow
The first in a season of musicals produced by Arthur
Gene Kelly , Frank Sinatra
Gabey, Chip and Ozzie are three sailors on a 24-hour pass in New York with high hopes for a memorable day. Their first order of business, however, istofind some female company.
Directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
(1949. U) The next film in the Arthur Freed season is The Pirate, tomorrow at 2.25pm
* See Films: pages 50-72 ****
A satirical drama about the Virgin Birth, set in New York in 1960. Starring Mira Sorvino , Malcolm McDowell Mary Weinstein , a nice Jewish girl, undergoes an extraordinary transformation during a day out. A visit to the doctor confirms that she is, miraculously, pregnant.
American rock group REM returntotheir home state of Georgia forthis concert in Atlanta, recorded duringtheir recent tour. Songs featured include hits such as Losing My Religion, EverybodyHurts and It's 's the End of the World.