According to her magazine column,
Elizabeth Lane is a successful housewife, but in fact she can't cook.
Director Peter Godfrey (1945) Blackandwhite Breakfast for Two, starring Barbara Stanwyck , ison Boxing Day at 6.55am
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Musical, continuing the season of films produced by Arthur Freed
Starring Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly
Two vaudevillians team up but when they finally achieve their big break, the First World War intervenes.
(1942) (Black and white) (Subtitled) ***
(The next film in the Arthur Freed season is Meet Me in Saint Louis at 6pm)
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Tyrone Power , Terry Moore
After a century of British rule in India, the garrison post of Peshawar is threatened by a tribal revolt. A young army captain is given command ofthe Khyber Rifles. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Henry King (1953) Subtitled ..... * See Films: pages 50-72 **
Animated musical fantasy.
Ferngully is an idyllic valley where fairies and woodland creatures live.
But when one of them, Crysta. flies above the canopy and discovers humans, she accidentally shrinks a logger.
DirectorBillKroyer(1992,U) Stereo ♦ See Films: pages 50-72 **
The BBC's foreign affairs editor. John Simpson , shows how he covered the Russian elections in June and the latest conflict in Afghanistan. Stereo .....
Sir David Attenborough introduces a gala birthday tribute to the acclaimed violinist Yehudi Menuhin from London's Royal Albert Hall. Including performances by the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, bass Samuel Ramey, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Yan Pascal Tortelier.
Director Peter Maniura (Stereo)
In this documentary accompanying the Affairs to Remember film season, viewers relate their romantic encounters and reflect on cinematic romance.
The Affairs to Remember film season continues with Casablancatomorrow at 3.10pm
A celebration of Christmas from King's College Chapel,
Cambridge. The Christmas story is told using poetry and the words of the Bible, and the chapel choir sings carols. See today's choices.
Producers James Whitbourn and David Kremer
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's
College Chapel is broadcast on Christmas Eve at 3pm on Radio 4 : Order of Service details on page 193.
* Chorister Edward Bonner 's Kind of Day: page
Continuing a season of classic musicals produced by Arthur Freed, starring
Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien
MGM's colourful film follows the everyday adventures and romantic entanglements of the Smith family in turn-of-the-century St Louis.
Director Vincente Minnelli (1944, U)
The next film in the Arthur Freed season is The
Barkleys of Broadway, tomorrow at 6.45am
Judy Garland also stars in Arthur Freed's debut film The Wizard of Oz tomorrow at 11.20am on BBC1
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The continent of Antarctica is a place of extremes. It is colder, wilder and more desolate than any other place, and for most of the year the most appalling conditions imaginable scour the icy Wasteland.
During a brief summer, however, millions of penguins and other Birds crowd its shores to breed and whales come to gorge themselves on the explosion of life. This documentary captures the essence of the continent using wildlife photography and drawing on the thoughts and writings of some of the early explorers who were moved by the expanses straddling the South Pole. Producer Martha Holmes
Continuing the five-part animated saga of the Gogs. The Stone-Age family discover that when it comes to sheltering from the elements, caves are far more effective than leaves.
Gogs continues tomorrow at 3pm
Continuing actor Simon Callow 's re-enactment of the public readings of the novelist Charles Dickens.
A Christmas Caro/(part 1). Callow reads passages from Dickens's Christmas story about Ebenezer Scrooge, who is confronted by the spirit of Christmas Past. Part 2 of the story can be heard tomorrow at 6.10pm.
The legendary Sid Caesarwas one
America's favourite TV stars in the fifties. His writingteam, which include Mel Brooks , Carl Reiner and Neil Simon , was probably the first everto be \ assembled in one room. The team recently reunited with Caesar before an audience in Los Angeles, and, here, Hollywood star Gene Wilder , who is currently playing Caesar in Laughteron the 23rd Floor in London's West End, introduces the hilarious meeting. The films Blazing Saddles and The
Producers, directed by Mel Brooks and / starring Gene Wilder follow tonight. /
The Arena series continues on / Thursday 2 January at 9.40pm.
Executive producer Jo Lustig ; Series editor /
Anthony Wall Stereo Subtitled .....
Western spoof starring
Cleavon Little , Gene Wilder
Sheriff Bart fights prejudice and corruption to save the little town of Rock Ridge from wicked speculator Hedley Lamarr , helped by the once legendary Waco Kid. Showing in widescreen format.
DirectorMel Brooks(1974, 15)
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Jim the Waco Kid:
Governor Lepetomane/indian chief:
The first showing on network television for this mystery comedy thriller starring
Alan Aida , Woody Allen
Diane Keaton , Anjelica Huston
After an evening out, Larry and Carol Lipton have coffee with their neighbours, Paul and Lillian House.
The next day they discover that Lillian has died. and Carol suspects that Paul is responsible.
Director Woody Allen (1993, PG)
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Jack, the Super:
Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
Once the" King of Broadway". struggling producer Max Bialystock is now reduced to making a living by conning old ladies out of their savings. Then his accountant Leo Bloom mentions a sure-fire way of making some quick cash - putting on a guaranteed Broadway flop.
Max Bialystock ZERO MOSTEL. Leo Bloom GENE WILDER
. Franz Liebkind KENNETH MARS. "Hold me. touch me" old lady ESTELLEWINWOOD, Eva Braun
RENEE TAYLOR Roger De Bris.CHRISTOPHER HEWETT Director Mel Brooks (1968. PG) Subtitled .....
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