Romantic melodrama starring
Bette Davis , Mary Astor
Afterthe annulment of his hasty marriage, an aviator and explorertums to the woman he really loves. But then his ex-wife reveals she is having his baby. Director Edmund Goulding (1941)
Black and white
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Western, continuing the John Huston season and the first of two films today starring Humphrey Bogart
Three itinerant Americans get caught up in the Mexican gold rush and soon strike it rich. But success is marred by mistrust.
(1948, PG) (Black and white)
(Humphrey Bogart stars in Casablanca at 3.10pm)
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Animation about a boy and his pyjamacase dog who embark upon a magical journey by toy train. Subtitled ...........
The Tale of Mr Tod. The animated story of Beatrix Potter 's good-natured but rebellious fox.
75 Years of Warner Brothers
A celebration of the golden age of the
Warner Brothers studio, responsible for some of Hollywood's best-loved movies.
Colour/Black and white
Western starring Errol Flynn
Olivia de Havilland
Tough Wade Hatton tries to bring law and orderto Dodge City. Alongthe way he contends with rustlers, a stampede and the hostility of a bereaved woman. Director Michael Curtiz (1939, PG)
Gunfightat the OK Corral is tomorrow at 6.05pm ♦ See Rims: pages 43-79
Stone Age animated comedy. The Gogs family go house-hunting with enthusiasm but no common sense.
A look at the phenomenal success of Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, the children's characters who have achieved international fame.
Adventures on Telly (part 3). Lost in space, the friends are sucked into a black hole. Repeated on Tuesday 29 at 2.35pm
Digital widescreen Subtitled .............
Bart helps Grampa in his romantic exploits.
Classic romantic drama, starring
Humphrey Bogart , Ingrid Bergman
Rick's Cafe is a watering hole for criminals, refugees, resistance fighters and Nazis. Its cynical ownertakes risks for no one-until the arrival of lisa.
Director Michael Curtiz (1942, U)
Blackandwhite Subtitled ................ The Maltese Falcon is tomorrow at 11.45pm ♦ See Films: pages 43-79
Captain Louis Renault:
Eight choirs compete in the youth semi-final, introduced by Howard Goodall.
David Bintley 's colourful and entertaining tribute to fifties
Americana, choreographed to the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn jazz variation on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.
The dance is performed with great style and virtuosity by the ballerinas of Birmingham Royal Ballet, appearing as the characters Sugar Rum Cherry, Volga Vouty , Candy Kane ,
Peanut Brittle and Arabesque Cookie, among others.
Director Peter Mumford : Producer Fiona Morris Digital widescreen
Trevor Nunn 's film version of William Shakespeare 's mature comedy. Starring
Helena Bonham Carter
Imogen Stubbs , Nigel Hawthorne Richard E Grant
Twins Viola and Sebastian are shipwrecked on different parts of the same coast, with each believing the other has died.
Cases of mistaken identity and romantic confusion follow.
(1996.U) Subtitled ............ ♦ See Films: pages 43-79
Sir Andrew Aguecheek:
Sir Toby Belch:
Ted Hughes : Force of Nature
With the death of Ted Hughes in October, the world lost one of its most distinctive poetic voices. Hughes's life combined public honour, as poet laureate, and private tragedy, with the suicide of his poet wife Sylvia Plath.
This film explores Hughes's life and celebrates his literary achievement with archive interviews and readings from
Hughes himself. Friends, critics and fellow poets, including
Seamus Heaney , Diana Rigg Tom Paulin and John Carey , recall the man and his work, and specially-shot sequences mirror the landscapes that shaped Hughes's powerful work.
Producer David Kerr : Editor Michael Poole Digital widescreen Subtitled ....
The Brian Epstein Story
The first of a two-part documentary telling the story of Brian Epstein. Gay when homosexuality was illegal, agambler, shopkeeper and failed actor, he was also the pop kingwiththe Midas touch who, in the sixties, was as well known as the band he managed - the Beatles. Ends tomorrow at
9pm. See today's choices.
Producers Debbie Geller , Diana Mansfield Director Anthony Wall
Digital widescreen # See Factual: page 9
Her Majesty 's message to the Commonwealth. With signing and subtitles
Oscar-nominated drama, starring BJ Hogg , Kimberley McConkey Lexie's awkward attempts to help his daughterto become a professional dancer bring them closer together.
Written by Dave Duggan ; Producer Pearse Moore ; Director Tim Loane First shown on BBC Northern Ireland Subtitled.
Woman in shop:
Historical biography, beginning tonight's double bill starring Gary Oldman
Also starring Jeroen Krabbe
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies, leavingthe estate to his "immortal beloved".
No one knows the identity of this woman, so the composer's faithful secretary begins to investigate. Widescreen.
Director Bernard Rose (1994,15)
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Joanna van Beethoven:
Karl van Beethoven:
Young Karl van Beethoven:
Young Ludwig van Beethoven:
Johann van Beethoven:
Biographical drama of homosexual playwright
Joe Orton , concluding tonight's double bill starringGary Oldman Also starring Alfred Molina Vanessa Redgrave
Told in flashback from his days as a youth in Leicesterto his success as a playwright in London, this film deals with Joe Orton 's volatile relationship with his lover, Kenneth Halliwell , which was destined to end in tragedy.
Director Stephen Frears (1987, 18)
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Followed by Weatherview