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: The Miracle of the Bells

Drama, the first of today's three films starring Frank Sinatra
A press agent brings the body of an actress back to her home town. He struggles to win recognition forthe girl he loved. Can he make a miracle happen? Director Irving Pichel (1948)
Blackandwhite Subtitled ...............
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ***


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Director: Irving Pichel

: Young at Heart

Romantic musical, the second of today's films starring Frank Sinatra
The daughters of the Tuttle household are captivated by a young songwriter, but their love lives are complicated by the arrival of cynical pianist Barney Sloan. Director Gordon Douglas (1955, U)
Frank Sinatra is in The Pride and the Passion at3pm
♦ See Films: pages 43-79


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Pianist: Barney Sloan.
Director: Gordon Douglas
Unknown: Frank Sinatra

: Perfectly Frank

The first of 12 short films accompanying the Frank Sinatra film season in which fans and friends pay tribute.

: The West

The Grandest Enterprise under God:
1868-74. Americans set out to unite post-Civil War east and westwith a 1,775-mile railway from Omaha to Sacramento that Promised work for immigrant labourers, land for poor farmers and a lucrative business for hunters. Subtitled .. The West continues tomorrow at 10.35am

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: Staying Alive: the Body in Balance: Sense and Sensitivity

First in a series of five daily science talks, intended to be of particular interest to children.
Professor Nancy Rothwell explores the senses that allow animals to survive. See today's choices.
VIDEO PACK: for a video and booklet, £29, or booklet, £5, send a cheque payable to BBC
Worldwide Ltd to: [address removed] WEBSITE: [web address removed] See Family: page 11


Speaker: Professor Nancy Rothwell
Producer: Martin Mortimore
Executive Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: Cricket: the Ashes

Action from the crease at Melbourne as the Fourth Test reaches day three..

: Racing

Clare Balding presents a four-race card from Chepstow. featuring the Welsh National at 2.15. Plus races at 1.10.
1.40, and 2.50. With Richard Pitman ,
Peter Scudamore and Jonathan Powell , and race commentary by Jim McGrath. Executive producer Malcolm Kemp
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter Scudamore
Unknown: Jonathan Powell
Commentary By: Jim McGrath.
Producer: Malcolm Kemp

: The Pride and the Passion

Epic adventure, the last of today's films starring Frank Sinatra
Also starring Cary Grant , Sophia Loren
As the Spanish army retreats from
Napoleon's invadingtroops, only a few guerrillas remain to carry on the fight. Their target is the heavily fortified town of Avila.
Director Stanley Kramer (1957) Frank Sinatra is On the Town tomorrow at 8.55am ♦ See Films: pages 43-79


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Director: Stanley Kramer
Director: Frank Sinatra
Miguel: Frank Sinatra
Captain Anthony Trumbull: Cary Grant
Juana: Sophia Loren
General Jouvet: Theodore Bikel
Sermaine: John Wengraf

: Cardigans at Christmas

This batch of offerings from Christmasses Past looks at the festive light-entertainment spectacular and includesclipsfrom
Christmas Night with the Stars and Val Doonican. Repeat


Unknown: Val Doonican.

: Dance Night

Balletdancer Deborah Bull and comedian Alexei Sayle introduce an evening devoted to exploring the many facets of dance, from ballroom and ballet to modern and clubbing. See today's choices. Producer Andy King: Executive producer Bob Lockyer Digital widescreen


Unknown: Balletdancer Deborah Bull
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Producer: Bob Lockyer

: Dance Ballerina Dance

Deborah Bull isjoined by fellow dancers Adam Cooper and Lynn Seymour in a sequence of movements that traces the changing role of female ballet dancers overthe past century.
It begins with Bull in the guise of Princess Aurora from Marius
Petipa's Sleeping Beauty, and is followed by extracts from
FrederickAshton's TwoPigeons and Kenneth MacMillan 's
Invitation. Bull concludes the study by portraying the 20th-century woman of William Forsythe 's Herman Schmerman. Director Jill Marshall


Dancers: Adam Cooper
Dancers: Lynn Seymour
Dancers: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: William Forsythe
Unknown: Herman Schmerman.
Director: Jill Marshall

: Torvill and Dean

Another chance to see Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean 's Bolero ice-dance routine,


Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Christopher Dean

: You Make Me Feel LikeDancing

Alexei Sayle sets out to prove that it doesn 't take a professional to perform the waltz, jive or salsa. He learns some basic steps in hisjourney through some of the joys and pitfalls of the dance floor. Director/Producer Willy Smax


Unknown: Alexei Sayle

: Best Ballroom

The waltz, by ballroom aces Marcus and Karen Hilton.


Unknown: Karen Hilton.

: The Magic of Dance

The final episode from Dame Margot Fonteyn 's 1979 history of dance Out in the Limelight, Home in the Rain. Biddingfarewelltothe stage on her 60th birthday,
Fonteyn performs a solo, Salut d'Amour, especially created for her by Frederick Ashton , and joins Rudolf Nureyev for a rendition of Ashton's Marguerite and Armand. With artists ofthe
Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Director Patricia Foy


Unknown: Dame Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Director: Patricia Foy
Marguerite: Margot Fonteyn
Armand: Rudolf Nureyev
Armand's father: Michael Somes
The Duke: Leslie Edwards

: Infanta

A girl explores her own garden world. Performed by Ella Horton Chandler and choreographed by Rosemary Lee. Producer Anne Beresford


Unknown: Ella Horton Chandler
Unknown: Rosemary Lee.
Producer: Anne Beresford

: Eric and Ernie

The classic
Singin' in the Rain routine by comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. Subtitled....


Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise.

: The Art of Touch

The TV premiere of this award-winning piece performed by Siobhan Davies Dance Company that received critical acclaim on its debut in 1995. Choreographed by Siobhan Davies herself, it is setto the harpsichord music of Scarlatti and Matteo Fargion. Director Ross MacGibbon : Producer
Stephany Marks


Unknown: Siobhan Davies
Unknown: Matteo Fargion.
Director: Ross MacGibbon

: Nussin

A dance-based short film with no dialogue, set around a snowy railway station in the Czech Republic. The obsession of two couples for ballroom dancing leads to murder. Director Clara van Gool


Director: Clara van Gool

: Clubbing

Everyweekend, thousands of young people around the country go clubbing. Three such individuals - Carly, who works on the door of a club inLeeds.Tim.agayclubbber from Brighton, and Janet, a Londonerwho says she would be on the dance floor seven nights a week if she could find enough decent venues - discuss their devotion to the beat.
Director Marcus Ryder Subtitled.

: Strictly Ballroom

Comedy romance starring Paul Mercurio
Tara Morice
Scandalising the staid world of regional ballroom dancing in Australia, Scott Hastings is determined to devise his own steps. However, departingfrom tradition alienates those closest to him. Only disregarded beginner Fran wants to help Scott perform his exciting choreography.
Director Baz Luhrmann (1992. PG)
♦ See Films:pp 43-79 *****


Unknown: Paul Mercurio
Unknown: Tara Morice
Unknown: Scott Hastings
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Scott Hastings: Paul Mercurio
Fran: Tara Morice
Barry Fife: Bill Hunter
Shirley Hastings: Pat Thomson
Liz Holt: Gia Carides
Les Kendall: Peter Whitford
Doug Hastings: Barry Otto
Ken Railings: John Hannan
Tina Sparkle: Sonia Kruger

: A Chorus Line

Screen version ofthe long-running musical, starring Michael Douglas
A group of young-and not-so-young- hopefuls arrive at a Broadwaytheatre to audition for a big new show. Their dreams, lives and futures depend on their performances. Widescreen.
Director Richard Attenborough (1985. PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 *** ♦ Andrew Duncan interviews
Michael Douglas : page 18
6.00-9.35 (not PDC)
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Unknown: Michael Douglas
Director: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Michael Douglas
Zach: Michael Douglas
Cassie: Alyson Reed
Larry: Terrence Mann
Mark: Michael Blevins
Morales: Yamil Borges
Sheila: Vicki Frederick

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