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: A Woman of Paris

Silent drama, showing as part of the Chaplin Classics season.
A couple's plan to run away togetherto
Paris is disrupted when the young man returns home to find his fatheris ill. Director Charles Chaplin (1923)
Blackand white The Great Dictator is tomorrow at 6.35am ♦ See Films: pages 43-79


Director: Charles Chaplin

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday 10.45pm BBC1

: On the Town

Musical, the first of three films today starring Frank Sinatra
Also starring Gene Kelly
Sailors Gabey , Chip and Ozzie are on a 24-hour pass in New York. Theirfirst priority is to find some agreeable female company. Directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly (1949. U)
Ocean's Eleven is at 3.40pm
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ****


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Sailors Gabey
Directors: Stanley Donen

: Perfectly Frank

Actor Richard O'Brien discusses On the Town, shown earlier. Subtitled ....


Unknown: Richard O'Brien

: The West

Fight No More for Ever: 1874-7. As white settlers broke their promises to the native Americans, Chief Sitting Bull urged his people to fight rather than surrenderthe sacred Black Hills, Subtitled ....... The West continues tomorrow at 10.55am

: Cricket: the Ashes

The penultimate day's play from
Melbourne in the Fourth Test

: Classics for Kids

The first of three daily family concerts, introduced by Chris Jarvis and Gail Porter. Meet the Orchestra. Favourite classical Pieces played by the Orchestra of Scottish Opera. Digital widescreen Subtitled.


Introduced By: Chris Jarvis
Introduced By: Gail Porter.

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: Staying Alive: the Body in Balance: Fats and Figures

Professor Nancy Rothwell unlocks the energy contained in food and explains why children are fatterthan they were 30 years ago. Subtitled ......


Speaker: Professor Nancy Rothwell

: Perfectly Frank

Singer Frankie Vaughan talks about the film High Society. Subtitled ......


Singer: Frankie Vaughan

: Rex the Runt

Double bill of animated canine capers.
2.25 Adventures on Telly (part 2). The canine friends travel to the North Pole.
And at 2.35 Adventures on Telly (part 3) Rex and his pals get lost in space. Repeat Digital widescreen
Videoplus code for 2.25-2.35pm ....... Codefor2.35-2.50pm ..................... Code for 2.25-2.50pm (not PDC)

: Shooting the Century

A two-part history of the newsreel.
Silent Witness. Evidence of how early news films were sometimes faked by unscrupulous producers. Shooting the Century concludes tomorrow 3.05pm

: Perfectly Frank

DJ Mary Anne Hobbs talks about Frank Sinatra singing live.


Talks: Dj Mary Anne Hobbs
Unknown: Frank Sinatra

: Ocean's Eleven

Caper movie, second of today's three films starring Frank Sinatra
Also starring Dean Martin
Sammy Davis Jr Danny Ocean has a master plan: to rob five Las Vegas casinos simultaneously on New Year's Eve. Widescreen. Director Lewis Milestone (1960. PG) digital widescreen Subtitled 2906128 7 Suddenly is at 1.20am
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ****


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Sammy Davis Jr
Director: Lewis Milestone

: Poppea

An operatic tale of sex, corruption, intrigue and revenge at the court of Emperor Nero. Based on David Alden 's award-winning production of Monteverdi's
Coronation of Poppea for Welsh National Opera, it is showing in five "soap opera" episodes, sung in Italian with in-vision subtitles.
Emperor Nero is becoming increasingly obsessed with his new lover, the beautiful Poppea, and together they begin to plot her rise to power.
Producer Fiona Morris
Director Margaret Williams
Digital widescreen ................... Next episode tomorrow at 5.50pm


Unknown: David Alden
Poppea: Catrin Wyn Davies
Nero: Paul Nilon
Ottavia: Sally Burgess
Ottone: Michael Chance
Seneca: Gwynne Howell
Drusilia: Linda Kitchen
Amor: Dominique Visse
Arnalta: Neil Jenkins

: The Simpsons: Secrets of a Successful Marriage

Anarchic American animation.
Marge is horrified to learn that Homer has revealed some of their most intimate secrets to his adult-education class.


Steve Wright introduces a glam-rock special, tracing the flamboyant music movement from its roots in the seventies through to its continuing influence on present-day hits.
Featuring archive performances by T-Rex, David Bowie , Roxy Music , the Sweet, Suzi Quatro and Mott the Hoople.


Narrator: Steve Wright
Producer: Mark Hagen

: The Clinton Complex

How to Live with a Dysfunctional President
In the year when the American presidency suffered its biggest crisis since the seventies scandal of Watergate, Mark Lawson visits the United States to find out why, despite the predictions of both politicians and pundits, Bill Clinton is still securely ensconced in the White House.
Is America becoming more realistic about its politicians? See today's choices.
Producer Charles Miller ; Executive producer Michael Poole Subtitled. The film Nixon, about another president immersed in scandal, is at 10.15pm


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Bill Clinton
Producer: Charles Miller
Producer: Michael Poole

: The Travel Show

A special edition from Australia, now considered one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world. Juliet Morris takes a train journey into the outback, Jim White samples a cricketing package holiday in Perth and Fi Glover immerses herself in the culture of Melbourne.
Simon Caldertravels along a spectacular coastal highway, and holidaymakers report on swapping homes and lifestyles. Series producer Karina Brennan
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Juliet Morris
Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Simon Caldertravels

: Steptoe and Son

Another chance to see the Christmas edition from 1973.
Harold makes plans to go away for Christmas, but somehow forgets to inform Albert.
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 Hcorbett
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Travel agent: Frank Thornton
Man in travel agency: Arnold Diamond
Woman in travel agency: Mary Barclay

: The Christmas Armistice

The first of a brace of seasonal comedy specials taking a satirical look at the past year's news, with the regular Friday Night Armistice team of Armando lannucci ,
Peter Baynham and David Schneider. Producer Sarah Smith
The New Year Armistice is showing on New Year's Day at 9pm


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Peter Baynham
Unknown: David Schneider.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: Nixon

' Biographical drama starring Anthony Hopkins
Oliver Stone s film looks at the rise and fall of Richard Milhous Nixon : from his humble upbringingto a seat at
Congress, the defeat against
Kennedy, his eventual election as US president, the Vietnam conflict and his political demise as a result of Watergate.
(1995,15) Colour and black and white
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ****


Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Richard Milhous Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon: Anthony Hopkins
Pat Nixon: Joan Allen
Alexander Haig: Powers Boothe
E Howard Hunt: Ed Harris
J Edgar Hoover: Bob Hoskins
John Mitchell: Eg Marshall
Ron Ziegler: David Paymer
John Dean: David Hyde Pierce
Henry Kissinger: Paul Sorvino
Hannah Nixon: Mary Steenburgen
John Ehrlichman: Jt Walsh
HR Haideman: James Woods

: Suddenly

' Thriller, concluding today'striple bill of films starring Frank Sinatra
Also starring Sterling Hayden
The calm of the small American town of Suddenly is shattered when three armed men arrive and hold a family hostage. Their target is the president of the United States, whose train is about to pass through town. Director Lewis Allen (1954, PG)
Black and white Subtitled.......
Anchors Aweigh is tomorrow at 8.35am
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 *** Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Director: Lewis Allen

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