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: Breakfast for Two

Screwball comedy starring
Barbara Stanwyck
Carefree playboy Jonathan Blair has his life turned upside down by fiery
Texan heiress Valentine Ransome. A documentary on Barbara Stanwyck follows. Director Alfred Santell (1937)
Blackandwhite Stereo .....
♦ See Films: pages 50-72 ***


Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Jonathan Blair
Unknown: Valentine Ransome.
Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Director: Alfred Santell

: Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire

Actress Sally Field presents a tribute to silver screen legend Barbara Stanwyck , star of the film that follows. Repeat


Unknown: Sally Field
Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck

: Cattle Queen of Montana

Western starring
Barbara Stanwyck ,
Ronald Reagan Sierra Nevada Jones is a hard-riding, gun-toting pioneer, determined to make a success of her Montana ranch after her father is killed bylndians.
Director Allan Dwan (1954) ..... ♦ See Films: pages 50-72 ***


Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Director: Allan Dwan

: Little Dorrit: Nobody's Fault

The first of a two-part adaptation by Christine Edzard of Charles Dickens's masterpiece.
Starring Derek Jacobi
Alec Guinness , Sarah Pickering
Arthur Clennam returns home after spending 20 years in China, and becomes intrigued by his mother's young seamstress, known as Little Dorrit. Part two can be seen tomorrow at 9.45am.
Director Christine Edzard (1987. U)
♦ See Films: pages 50-72 *****


Unknown: Christine Edzard
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Sarah Pickering
Unknown: Arthur Clennam
Unknown: Little Dorrit.
Director: Christine Edzard
ArthurClennam: Derek Jacobi
William Dorrit: Alec Guinness
Little Dorrit: Sarah Pickering
Frederick Dorrit: Cyril Cusack
Mrs Clennam: Joan Greenwood
Flintwinch: Max Wall
Affery: Patricia Hayes
Flora Finching: Miriam Margolyes
MrPancks: Roshan Seth
Daniel Doyce: Edward Burnham
Fanny Dorrit: Amelda Brown
Tip Dorrit: Daniel Chatto
MrsMerdle: Eleanor Bron
MrMerdle: Michael Elphick
MrCasby: Bill Fraser
MrMeagles: Roger Hammond
Minnie: Sophie Ward
DrHaggage: Heathcote Williams
MrsBanghan: Liz Smith
Maggy: Pauline Quirke
Lord Decimus Barnacle: Robert Morley
Bishop: Alan Bennett

: Cinderella

Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli sings the title role in a staging of Gioacchino Rossini's two-act opera. Based on the popular fairy tale, it was written by Rossini in just 24 days and has a libretto by Jacopo Ferretti. It is performed by the Houston
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bruno Campanella and the Houston Grand Opera Chorus under Richard Bado.


Mezzo-Soprano: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Gioacchino Rossini
Unknown: Jacopo Ferretti.
Conducted By: Bruno Campanella
Unknown: Richard Bado.
Angelina/Cinderella: Cecilia Bartoli
Don Ramiro: Raul Giminez
Dandini: Alessandro Corbelli
Don Magnifico: Enzo Dara
Clorinda: Laura Knoop
Tisbe: Jill Grove
Alidoro: Michele Pertusi

: Choir of the Year

From more than 200 choirs, just eight remain to battle it out in the youth semi-final of the competition. Presented by Howard Goodall and Wasfi Kani from Buxton Opera House. The last adult semi-final is tomorrowat4.40pm. Stereo .....


Presented By: Howard Goodall
Presented By: Wasfi Kani

: The Italian Job

Comedy caper, starring
Michael Caine , Noel Coward
Just out of jail, Charlie Croker inherits plans for a$4 million gold heist in Italy. But he must overcome a few problems, like lack of money, not having a gang, and the anger of the Mafia. Showinginwidescreen format.
Director Peter Collinson (1969, PG)
♦ See Films: pages 50-72


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Charlie Croker
Director: Peter Collinson
Charlie Croker: Michael Caine
Mr Bridger: Noel Coward
Professor Simon Peach: Benny Hill
Altabani: Raf Vallone
Freddie: Tony Beckley
Beckerman: Rossano Brazzi
Miss Peach: Irene Handl
Governor: John Lemesurier

: Euro 96 When Football Came Home

A look back at the European football championships held in England in June. Shown on Monday at 10.30pm on BBC1

: Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld UK

Jeremy Clarkson goes investigating to find out who has been responsible for the demise of the British car industry. He also interviews Damon Hill , Jackie Stewart and Frank Williams about
Britain's apparent domination of the world's motorsport industry.
Director Dennis Jarvis ; Associate producer
AndyWilman Stereo .....


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Damon Hill
Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Frank Williams
Director: Dennis Jarvis

: A Tribute to Mohamed Amin

Michael Buerk presents a profile of Mohamed Amin, the cameraman who died when a hijacked airliner crashed into the Indian Ocean last month. It was the pair's report of the Ethiopian famine in 1984 that shocked the world and prompted Bob Geldof to launch Live Aid.


Presenter: Michael Buerk
Producer: Jeremy Bristow
Executive producer: Dave Stanford

: An Audience with Charles Dickens

Fourth of five programmes featuring readings by Simon Callow.
The Trial from Pickwick. The breach-of-promise court scene from Pickwick Papers became so popularwith his audiences that Charles Dickens performed it more frequently than any other reading. The series concludes on Monday 30 December at 7.45pm.


Unknown: Simon Callow.
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Swan Lake

Director and choreographer
Matthew Bourne 's challenging reworking of Tchaikovsky's Swan
Lake has become a hit in London's
West End. The score remains the same, but the famous corps de ballet of swans is now danced by men. The music is performed by the New London Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd Jones.
Life for the Prince is lonely as he carries out his regal duties and watches his mother, the Queen, flirt with her handsome courtiers. She also dislikes his girlfriend. See today's choices.
Director Peter Mumford ; Producer Fiona Morris


Unknown: Matthew Bourne
Conducted By: David Lloyd Jones.
Director: Peter Mumford
Producer: Fiona Morris
Odette/Odile: Adam Cooper
Prince: Scott Ambler
Queen: Fiona Chadwick
Girlfriend: Emily Pi Ercey
Press secretary: Barry Atkinson

: Steptoe and Son

Another chance to see the Christmas
1973 edition of the classic comedy.
Alfred is busy making preparations for Christmas. So is Harold, but his plans do not include his father- he is determined to go away.
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Producer Graeme Muir
Repeat Subtitled .....


Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Producer: Graeme Muir
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Travel agent: Frank Thornton
Man in travel agency: Arnold Diamond
Woman in travel agency: Mary Barclay
Firstgirl at party: Valerie Bell
First man at party: Peter Hughes

: Gogs

The last in the series featuringthe animated Stone-Age family. Domestic bliss is disturbed when baby is accidentally swapped for a gorilla.
There is another chance to see the series next week. starting on Thursday 2 January at 9.30pm

: Crumb

Documentary, showing as part of the Fine Cut series, providing an insight into the world of underground cartoonist
Robert Crumb , creator of characters such as Fritz the Cat. Crumb's friend
Terry Zwigoff , who directed the documentary, looks at the cartoonist's work, meets his eccentric family and explores the strange surroundings in which he grew up. This is an often shocking, sometimes horrifyingly intimate, portrait of an artist and his world.
(1995.18) Stereo Subtitled ..... ♦ See Films: pages 50-72


Unknown: Robert Crumb
Unknown: Terry Zwigoff

: The Seventh Victim

Horror, opening a short season of films by producer
Val Lewton, starring
Kim Hunter, Tom Conway
Mary Gibson tries to find her sister
Jacqueline, who has disappeared. Her investigation leads to a sinister cult.
Director Mark Robson (1943)
Black and white
The next film in the Val Lewton season is Cat People showing on Saturday 28 December at 12 midnight
See Films: pages 50-72
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Kim Hunter
Unknown: Tom Conway
Unknown: Mary Gibson
Director: Mark Robson
Unknown: Val Lewton
Mary Gibson: Kim Hunter
Dr Louis Judd: Tom Conway
Jacqueline Gibson: Jean Brooks
Frances Fallon: Isabel Jewell
Natalie Cortez: Evelyn Brent
Jason Hoag: Erford Gage

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