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: A Farewell to Arms

Classic First World War romance based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway , the first of the films in the Affairs to Remember season showing today. Starring Gary Cooper , Helen Hayes
American lieutenant Frederic Henry falls in love with Catherine, an English nurse. Director Frank Borzage (1932, PG)
Black and white
The Shop around the Comer is at 9.25am
# See Films: pages 50-72 ★★★


Novel By: Ernest Hemingway
Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Helen Hayes
Unknown: Lieutenant Frederic Henry
Director: Frank Borzage

: See Hear

With signing and subtitles.
(Shown yesterday at 10.15am on BBC1) (Stereo)

: The Shop around the Corner

Drama, continuing the Affairs to Remember season. Starring James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan
In a Budapest store, bickering co-workers Alfred Kralik and Klara Novak are unaware that they are, in fact, lonely hearts pen pals. Director Ernst Lubitsch (1940)
(Black and white)
Now, Voyager is at 1.05pm
See Films: pages 50-72 ****


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Margaret Sullavan
Unknown: Alfred Kralik
Unknown: Klara Novak
Director: Ernst Lubitsch

: In Search of the Castaways

Disney fantasy adventure starring Maurice Chevalier, Hayley Mills

When charming professor Jacques Paganel finds a message in a bottle, he is convinced that it's from the captain of a missing ship.Together with the captain's children, he sets sail on an epic search. (1961, U)
See Films: pages 50-72 ***


Director: Robert Stevenson
Jacques Paganel: Maurice Chevalier
[Actress]: Hayley Mills

: On Christmas Eve

Animation. A little girl whose home doesn't have a chimney worries about how Santa will deliver her presents.

: Now, Voyager

Drama, continuing the Affairs to
Remember season. Starring
Bette Davis
Paul Henreid , Claude Rains
Followinga nervous breakdown, dowdy Charlotte Vale undergoes psychiatric treatment and is transformed. However, beauty and confidence bring heartache when she falls in love with a married man.
Director Irving Rapper (1942,PG)
Black and white The next Affairs to Remember film is Love Story at 10pm ◆ See Films: pages 50-72 *****


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Paul Henreid

: The Big Picture

Yorkshire's economy benefits hugely from the region's popularity as a movie location. But as the county cannot offer financial incentives, will Hollywood's interest wane?
(First shown on Close Up North, BBC Leeds)

: Show Jumping

Highlights from the Grand Hall at London's Olympia of the 25th annual pre-Christmas show, with commentary by Stephen Hadley and Michael Tucker.


Commentary: Stephen Hadley
Commentary: Michael Tucker

: Easter Parade

Continuing a season of classic musicals produced by Arthur Freed. Starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire
Dancer Don Hewes, who claims he can transform anyone into a star, tries to work his magic on chorus girl Hannah Brown.
(1948. U)
(The next film in the Arthur Freed season is For Me and My Gal, tomorrow at 8.45am)
See Films: pages 50-72


Director: Charles Walters
Don Hewes: Fred Astaire
Hannah Brown: Judy Garland

: Space Precinct: Body and Soul

Re-run of the science-fiction police series.

While on a space trip, Brogan and his son discover a derelict spaceship. The pair investigate and become trapped on the vessel.

(Repeat) (Stereo)


Writer: Mark Harris
Writer: Marc Scott Zicree
Director: Sidney Hayers
Lieutenant Patrick Brogan: Ted Shackelford
Officer Jack Haldane: Rob Youngblood
Officer Jane Castle: Simone Bendix
Sally Brogan: Nancy Paul
Matt: Nic Klein
Liz: Megan Olive
Podly: Jerome Willis
Romek: Lou Hirsch
Orrin: Richard James
Took: Mary Woodvine
Fredo: David Quilter
Alden Humes: Bob Sherman

: Gogs

Second in the five-part animated saga of Stone Age folk. The men's hunting trip is a disaster, but Mum sorts things out.
(Gogs continues tomorrow at 8.20pm)

: Affairs to Remember

Ordinary people recall grand passions and moments when the movies seemed to spill over into their real lives.
The season continues with Love Story at 10pm

: 1914-18: Legacy

The final part of the series documenting the First World War through the words of those who lived through the conflict.

The formal end of the First World War did little to relieve the suffering of millions across Europe.
Four empires had collapsed and large parts of the continent lay devastated.
The Peace Conference provided no real solutions, and instead the seeds were sown for another world war just one generation later. Narrated by Judi Dench.

(Colour and black and white) (Stereo) (Subtitled)
(Information: readers who would like to help the Imperial War Museum National Inventory of War Memorials, should send an SAE to: [address removed])


Narrator: Judi Dench

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News from 1956.
(Black and white)

: An Audience with Charles Dickens: Sikes and Nancy

The first of five programmes, showing over the next week, in which the actor Simon Callow re-enacts the public readings given by novelist Charles Dickens.

Callow reads the passages in Oliver Twist describing the murder of Nancy and the death of Sikes.
See today's choices.


Author: Charles Dickens
Reader: Simon Callow
Director: Tom Kinninmont
Executive Producer: Roger Thompson

: Open Rhodes: Spice Rhodes

Gary Rhodes travels to the Caribbean island of Grenada to find out where Christmas spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves come from and how they're grown. He prepares alternatives to standard seasonal Christmas fare. including peppered beef with sweet potato. beetroot and plantain crisps, rice'n' peas. spicy potatoes, sates of chicken, pork and exotic vegetables with peanut sauce, and tropical fruit salad with rum and nutmeg syrup. Last in the series.


Presenter/Chef: Gary Rhodes
Director: Dick Foster
Producer: Gabrielle Jackson

: An Everyday Story of Country Life

A documentary marking the centenary of Country Life magazine, the weekly publication reflecting the concerns of Britain's landed classes. Noted for advertisements for magnificent country houses and society portraits of young women, Country Life has 41,000 subscribers who clearly regard it as a magazine made to last-on average, each copy is kept for two years before being finally consigned to the dustbin. This film is a profile of both the people who produce the magazine and the readers who take it regularly.


Producer: Jane Treays
Executive Producer: Sam Organ

: Love Story

Drama, continuing the Affairs to Remember season of famous screen romances.
Starring Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal

Jenny and Oliver are students in Boston: she's a struggling musician and he's an upper-class aspiring lawyer. They fall in love and marry, angering Oliver's father, who cuts them off financially. Although this does not affect their happiness, fate has a shock in store.
(1970, PG)
(A Man and a Woman follows at 11.40pm)
See Films: pages 50-72 ***


Director: Arthur Hiller
Jenny Cavilleri: Ali MacGraw
Oliver Barrett IV: Ryan O'Neal
Oliver Barrett III: Ray Milland
Mrs Oliver Barrett III: Katherine Balfour
Phil Cavilleri: John Marley
Dean Thompson: Russell Nype
Dr Shapeley: Sydney Walker
Hank: Tom (Tommy) Lee Jones

: A Man and a Woman

Oscar-winning drama, continuing the Affairs to Remember season, and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anouk Aimee

A tentative romance develops between a widow and a racing driver. But their tragic pasts haunt their burgeoning love affair.

In French with English subtitles.
(1966, PG) (Black and white) (Colour and Sepia)
(A documentary, Affairs to Remember, can be seen tomorrow at 4.15pm)
See Films: pages 50-72 ****

Followed by Weatherview


Director: Claude Lelouch
Jean-Louis Duroc: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Anne Gauthier: Anouk Aimee
Pierre Gauthier: Pierre Barouh
Valerie Duroc: Valerie Lagrange
Headmistress: Simone Paris
Antoine Duroc: Antoine Sire

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