Bilko claims to have seen a UFO.
(Black and white) (Repeat)
How Hollywood portrayed the Second
World War. Command Decision follows.
Director/Producer Julian Schlossberg Repeat.
Second World Wardrama starring
Clark Gable , Walter Pidgeon
A US general is given the task of bombing targets deep inside Germany.
Director Sam Wood (1948) Black and white. * See Films: pages 50-72 ****
The first of a two-part documentary on American president Dwight D Eisenhower. Director Adriana Bosch Concludes tomorrow
The History in Our Bones
3: The Great Dyings: Life after Death
Professor Simon Conway Morris relates the turbulent history of life on Earth.
Professor Simon Conway
The first of four programmes this week comparinggreat sporting rivalries focuses on cricket's 1981 Ashes series.
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1968-92. Today the Munich massacre of 1972 and the boycotts of the eighties.
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A look at the trendy Triumph Herald of the Sixties. Repeat Stereo Subtitled ....
Derry to Kerry. Michael Palin travels from northern to southern Ireland in the first of a four-part series of celebrity journeys on this week. Repeat Stereo
Four-part comedy drama based on the novel by John Hadfield , showingthisweek. Starring Michael Maloney , Leslie Phillips Yes Sir, That's My Baby. A Whitehall civil servant is sentto assess the work of a long-forgotten ministry department.
Written by David Nobbs Repeat Stereo Subtitled.
Continuing the Affairs to Remember season, starring Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard
A couple's chance meeting leads to a romance which they must keep secret.
(1945, PG) (Black and white)
Season continues with Portrait of Jennie, Thursday 9.05am
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Dr Alec Harvey:
Fantasy adventure starring
Afterthe death of his parents, young
Luke travels to England with his grandmother, Helga. Helga has warned Luke about witches so he is not surprised when he discovers that their seaside hotel is the venue for an English witch convention. He is turned into a mouse after drinking the Grand High
Witch's evil potion, andthenhastotryto thwart her plan to turn the nation's children into mice.
Director Nicolas Roeg (1989. PG)
+ See Films: pages 50-72 ***
Miss Ernst/Grand High Witch:
Simon Callow concludes a week of readings from
Charles Dickens 's books with a Christmas story that was immensely popular in the 1860s but is now almost unknown.
The tale of the good-hearted cheap-jack Dr Marigold is a rare piece of story-telling and is full of extraordinary changes of pitch and mood, a work which Callow considers "an astonishing masterpiece".
Carol Smillie looks back on this autumn's series of the programme which asked neighbours to redecorate rooms in each other's homes in just two days with a budget of L500. She relives some of her favourite moments and also remembers a few of the worst nightmares involved with decorating someone else's home to one's own individual taste.
Director Nick Vaughan-Barratt ; Executive producer
The second of a two-part adaptation of Wilkie Collins's classic detective novel.
Starring Greg Wise, Antony Sher, Patricia Hodge, Keeley Hawes.
The moonstone continues to haunt all those who have touched it but Franklin Blake is determined to solve the mystery of the Verinder household and, in doing so, win back Rachel's affections.
See today's choices.
Lady Julia Verinder:
Colonel Sir John Herncastle:
A second chance to see highlights of this year's comedy news quiz, and some of the outtakes rescued from the cutting room floor. Hosted by Angus Deayton , with Ian Hislop , Paul Merton and guests. Director Paul Wheeler : Producer Richard Wilson
Action adventure starring
Two strangers, a mariachi musician and a hitman, arrive in a small Mexican bordertown. Both are dressed in black and carry guitar cases. But the musician - mistaken for the assassin - gets caught up in a violent feud. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Director Robert Rodriguez (1992) * See Films: pages 50-72 ***
Singer Alanis Morissette performs tracks from her multi-million selling debut album Jagged Little Pill. The concert, filmed in New Orleans, captures the intimacy of the Canadian artist's hits, including You Oughta Know, HeadoverFeet and Ironic.
Director Steve Purcell
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Horror fantasy, concluding the season of films by producer
Val Lewton, starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith.
A draughtsman is worried by his young daughter, who lives in a world of her own. The child invents a secret companion who appears to be her father's first wife, once thought to have supernatural powers. But is Irena merely a figment of the imagination?
(1944, U) (Black and white)
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