Saturday Matinée comedy, first of two films continuing the season that marks 100 years since the birth of Charles Laughton
Despite the fact his family is invariably in debt, Jonas Tuttle risks their home on a bet. Director Charles Vidor (1942)
Black and white * See Films: pp 52-56
Classic adventure, concluding a Saturday Matinée double bill in the season starring Charles Laughton
The tyrannical Captain Bligh rules The Bounty with a rod of iron, and master's mate Fletcher Christian feels increasingly disaffected by his captain's behaviour. Director Frank Lloyd (1935)
Black and white Subtitled ....
* See Films: pp 52-56 ****
A double bill of sci-fi action and adventure.
3.25 Sub-smash. Straker and Nina are trapped after searching for an alien craft. Wntten by Alan Fennell Repeat
4J5 The Sound of Silence. A showjumper disappears after a reported UFO visitation. Written by David Lane and Bob Bell Repeat Code for 3.25-4.15.....
3.25-5.00 (not PDC).....
Cheetahs In a Hot Spot Namibia is home to the world's largest population of cheetahs, but the 3,000-strong spotted brigade is constantly under threat from both natural forces and human intervention.
The scorched northern desert land of Etosha is beset with endless drought, endangering a remarkable family of seven cheetahs who struggle to survive. On the ranch land of the south, meanwhile, a lone female cheetah tries to get by on the fringes of civilisation. If caught by a farmer, it is likely that she will be shot, but help is at hand. Director Justine Kershaw ; Producer Linda Bell Digital widescreen
Another chance to see the final episode from the first series. Fame. Matthew goes to sort out the noise from upstairs, in the process becoming the lead singer of a rock band, Pro-Active.
Written by Bernadette Davis and Andrew Davies ; Director John Stroud Producer Geoffrey Perkins
Attack of the Killer Mutant Parents
The second in a documentary strand - showing throughout this week - which showcases the work of emergent directors.
Tonight's film is director/producer Simon Kerfoot's examination of meeting a partner's parents. Flo Plant has decided to take her boyfriend Tim Foden home to meet her mother and stepfather. Plant and Foden's predicament is observed, with a cast of fellow sufferers adding memories of their experiences. See today's choices.
Series editor Peter Symes The next programme in the series is on Tuesday at 8pm Subtitled .............................
Sue Barker introduces highlights of today's women's singles final. Defending champion Jana Novotna 's injury-affected buildup was in stark contrast to that of German veteran Steffi
Graf, whose return to form culminated in a dramatic triumph in last month's French
Open. There's also a roundup of the latest news and a preview of tomorrow's men's singles final. With reporting from
Garry Richardson. Coverage of the men's singles final starts at
1.30pm tomorrow on BBC1. Producer Sharon Lence ; Editor
Philip Bernie Subtitled......
Atom Egoyan's exploration of the dark side of carnal desire.
Christina dances at the Exotica strip club where one-time boyfriend Eric is the DJ. The problems between them are increased by the nightly presence at the club of enigmatic tax inspector Francis, who is obsessed with Christina.
(1994.18) Subtitled .............. * See Films: pp 52-56 ****
' Horror classic starring Boris Karloff
Archaeologists discover an Egyptian sarcophagus, along with a box inscribed with a dire warning to whomever disturbs the body inside it. One of them accidentally revives the 3,700-year-old mummy, which goes in search of its long-lost love.
Director Karl Freund (1932.15)
Black and white Subtitled.
* See Films: pp 52-56 ****
Followed by Weatherview
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