Prison drama, the first in a double bill starring James Cagney
Also starring George Raft
Ajournalist who is framed and jailed for trying to to expose police corruption teams up with a notorious gangster. Director William Keighley (1939, PG)
Black and white ...............................
♦ See Films: pages 43-76 ***
Crime drama, the second in the double bill starring James Cagney
Also starring Humphrey Bogart
Returning homefrom the First World War, Eddie Bartlett finds his old job has gone, and turns to bootlegging instead. Director Raoul Walsh (1939, PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-76 ****
The first of two programmes, narrated by Christopher Lee , looking atfootage of the greatest singers of the century.
The Movie Era. Exploringthe Hollywood film archives-from Enrico Caruso 's appearance in silent films to
Rosa Ponselle 's 1936 screen testfor Carmen.
Followed by Mario Lanza in The Great Caruso. Part two is at 12.50pm.
Director Donald Sturrock ; Executive producer
Musical starring Mario Lanza
Enrico Caruso begins his singing career as a Naples choirboy, and goes on to become one of the world s greatest tenors. Includes the song Ave Maria.
Director Richard Thorpe (1951.U) ♦ See Films: pages 43-76
The Age of Television. Archive TV material including extracts from RCA's long-running Producers'Showcase and film of Maria Callas during her appearance in La Traviata.
A documentary tribute to the film actor who died last July at the age of 89. A double bill of James Stewart films follows.
Shown on Tuesday 23 December at 6.35pm
Western, the first in a double bill offilms directed by Anthony Mann , and continuing the season offilms starring James Stewart
While hunting his father's killer in Dodge City, Lin McAdam wins a rifle in a shooting contest. But when the gun is stolen, he turns his attentions to retrieving it.
(1950. U) Blackandwhite ................ ♦ See Rims: pages 43-76
Waco Johnny Dean the Kansas Kid:
Dutch Henry Brown:
Drama, ending the Anthony Mann double bill and concluding the season starring James Stewart
A former Second World War pilot reluctantly resumes flying when the airforce needs good pilots to fly the new jet bombers that carry atomic weapons.
(1955) ........................................ ♦ See Films: pages 43-76
Lt Col Robert Dutch Holland:
General Ennis C Hawkes:
Lt Col Rocky Samford:
Cheating in a test backfires on Bart when he is sent to a school for the gifted.
And the Children Shall Lead
Answering a distress call, Kirk discovers children who seem to possess a deadly intelligence.
A look back over the lastyearof entertainment news, and a review of the latest films on release for the new year. With Dannii Minogue.
Producer Chris Bellinger Stereo
The first of six programmes that take a dozen internationally renowned climbers to some of the world's most challenging locations. Tonight, Canada's best-known mountaineer, Barry Blanchard , joins American
Nancy Feagin in an attempt at scaling the 2,000 ft vertical face of Mount Proboscis in Canada.
Working against wet rock, difficult holds and their own patience, the two climbers engage in a race against time. Narrated by Brian Cox.
Series director/Producer Richard Else
Stereo Subtitled 85
Another chance to see the six-part biography of the life of Bolton steeplejack Fred Dibnah. Beginnings. Since 1978, Fred Dibnah has taken part in 19 films recording the ups and downs of his eventful life. The highlights of these films form the basisforthis series, which begins with the story of the spectacularfellingjob that set him on the road to fame.
Director/Producer Don Howarth
Alan Titchmarsh looks back over a choice selection of items from the last series of Gardeners'
World, includingavisitto fuschia enthusiast RayAyres, a look atthe perils ofthe lily beetle with Pippa Greenwood , and the wildlife pond in Titchmarsh's own garden at Barleywood. Executive producer Tony Laryea Series producer John Percival
Another chance to see this Christmas edition of the comedy starring Rowan Atkinson
Christmas Eve, 1850: Ebenezer Blackadder is a decent human being, which doesn't suit his ancestors. See today's choices.
Queen Elizabeth I:
Spirit of Christmas:
The first of six episodes of the comedy series exploring the lives of three London flatmates, starring Matthew Cottle, Samantha Janus, Neil Stuke. Mandy starts a new job and meets a potential sugar daddy in the form of her boss. Meanwhile,
Matt has taken up palmistry. See today's choices.
Written by Bernadette Davis ; Director John Stroud : Producer Sioned Wiliam
Rptd tomorrow Stereo Subtitled.
Last in the series of fly-on-the-wall Comedies. Stereo Subtitled.
The best of the award-winning satire show, with the sabotage of the B/uePetertime capsule and an insight into the private lives of Wallace and Gromit.
Award-winning animated film based on the newspaper cartoon.
' Drama starring
Phoebe Cates , Tim Roth
Bridget Fonda , Eric Stoltz
A group of friends in a small town undergo a crisis when one of them leaves his dead-end job. Director Michael Steinberg
(1993, 15*) ♦ See Films: pages 43-76 ***
Beyond Good and Evil. The series concludes with a look at horror actress Barbara Steele.
Directors Ann Hawker , Celia Lowenstein , Ursula Macfarlane , David Richardson
November Stereo Subtitled....
John Heard stars in a version of the chilling tale by Edgar Allan Poe. Followed by Weatherview