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: Harvey

Comedy, continuing a short season starring James Stewart. Harvey, an invisible giant white rabbit who keeps tippler Elwood P Dowd company, causes chaos. Director Henry Koster (1950. U)
(BW) (S) Shenandoah is on Thursday 30, 4 05pm Films: pp 51-80 *****


Unknown: James Stewart.
Director: Henry Koster

: An American in Paris

Musical starring Gene Kelly.
Jerry, an American painter living in Paris, is loved by the rich and beautiful Milo. Perversely, he falls in love with a poor orphan. Director Vincente Minnelli (1951, U)
(S) Films: pp 51-80 ****
Then One Man and His Dog-the Previews Contestant profile. (S)


Unknown: Gene Kelly.
Director: Vincente Minnelli

: The Simpsons: Homer v Patty and Selma

Homer has to borrow money.
With the guest voices of Mel Brooks and Susan Sarandon.


[Actor]: Mel Brooks
[Actor]: Susan Sarandon

: The Big Knights

Alchemy. The two sirs infiltrate the court of King Otto's rival.
With the voices of Timothy West and Prunella Scales. (S) Next edition is Tuesday 28 at 12.40pm


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Prunella Scales.

: Jim Henson's The Storyteller

Based on a Russian folk tale.
The Luck Child. It is foretold that a peasant child will one day rule the world. (S) Next edition at lpm

: Christmas Oratorio

The first of the six cantatas of Bach's Christmas Oratorio, performed by the Monteverdi
Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. (S) (W) Next edition tomorrow at 10.50am


Conducted By: John Eliot Gardiner.

: They Said It Couldn't Be Done

First of seven wildlife programmes in which David Attenborough talks to film-makers about their pioneering documentaries, reruns of which follow. Today he speaks to Kenyan Alan Root.
Mzima - Portrait of a Spring
Thirty years ago, Root and wife
Joan used home-made methods to film underwater. (S) Next edition tomorrow at 2.55pm
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/animalzone Factual: page 13


Talks: David Attenborough
Unknown: Kenyan Alan Root.

: Don Quixote

A model animation based on Cervantes's tale, featuring the voice of Simon Callow. (S)


Unknown: Simon Callow.

: Jim Henson's The Storyteller

Sapsorrow. A princess flees to escape marriage. (S) Next edition tomorrow at 10.20am

: Wives and Daughters

Shown Sunday 19 at 9pm on BBC1
(S) (W)

: Vintner's Tales with Jancis Robinson

Profile of Claude Douard , who looks after a restaurant's wine cellar. (R) (S)


Unknown: Claude Douard

: The Simpsons: Bart's Comet

A comet is heading for Springfield.

: White Christmas

Musical starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Two army pals visit the Columbia Inn, where their old general is struggling to keep a hotel open. They help by staging a show. Widescreen. Director Michael Curtiz (1954. U)
(S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 *****


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Danny Kaye.
Director: Michael Curtiz

: Singin' in the Rain

A satirical and affectionate musical, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds , that tells the story of the fabulous twenties, when Hollywood wrestled with the problem of turning silents into talkies. Featuring the songs Make 'Em Laugh, You Are My Lucky Star and Singin ' in the Rain.
Directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen (1952. U) (S) Films: pp 51-80 *****


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Directors: Gene Kelly
Directors: Stanley Donen
Don Lockwood: Gene Kelly
Kathy Selden: Debbie Reynolds
Cosmo Brown: Donald O'Connor
Una Lamont: Jean Hagen
RF Simpson: Millard Mitchell
Zelda Zanders: Rita Moreno
Roscoe Dexter: Douglas Fowley
Dora Bailey: Madge Blake
Dancer: Cyd Charisse

: Cecilia and Bryn at Glyndebourne

Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel combine to deliver a concert in the splendour of Glyndeboume Opera House in East Sussex.
Myung-Whun Chung conducts the London Philharmonic
Orchestra for a selection of pieces that includes duets from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni ,
Rossini's Barber of Seville and Donizetti's ElixirofLove.
Director Brian Large ; Producer Nigel Shepherd (S) (W)


Mezzo-Soprano: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Myung-Whun Chung
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Director: Brian Large
Producer: Nigel Shepherd

: The Queen

Her Majesty's message to the Commonwealth. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. (W)


Her: Majesty

: Il Postino

Oscar- and Bafta Award-winning romantic drama. The star, Massimo Troisi, died the day after filming was completed.
1952: exiled Chilean dissident and poet Pablo Neruda travels to Europe, taking up residence on the island of Capri. There he is befriended by Mario, the shy local postman. In Italian with English subtitles.
(1994, U)
Films: pp 51-80 *****


Director: Michael Radford
Mario: Massimo Troisi
Pablo Neruda: Philippe Noiret
Beatrice Russo: Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Donna Rosa: Linda Moretti
Telegraph operator: Renato Scarpa
Matilde: Anna Bonaiuto
DiCosimo: Mariano Rigillo

: RKO 281

Drama, portraying the events behind the filming of what many regard as the best movie ever made, Orson Welles 's Citizen Kane, which is screened at 11.45pm. Widescreen.
Director Benjamin Ross (1999) (S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 ****


Unknown: Orson Welles
Director: Benjamin Ross
Orson Welles: Liev Schreiber
William Randolph Hearst: James Cromwell
Marion Davies: Melanie Griffith
Herman Mankiewicz: John Malkovich
Louella Parsons: Brenda Blethyn
George Schaefer: Roy Scheider
Louis B Mayer: David Suchet
Gregg Toland: Liam Cunningham
Hedda Hopper: Fiona Shaw
Carole Lombard: Anastasia Hille
John Houseman: Simeon Andrews

: Citizen Kane

Biographical drama, produced by, directed by, co-written by and starring Orson Welles.

After the death of famous newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, reporters try to discover the truth about his life. What was he really like, and who was Rosebud, the name he spoke just before he died? Five people each give different impressions of the tycoon.
(Welles stars in The Trial, which follows at 1.40am.)
(1941. U) (BW) (S) Rims: pp 51-80 *****


Director/Producer: Orson Welles
Charles Foster Kane: Orson Welles
Jedediah Leland: Joseph Cotten
Susan Alexander: Dorothy Comingore
Mr Bernstein: Everett Sloane
Big Jim Gettys: Ray Collins
Mrs Mary Kane: Agnes Moorehead
Walter Parks Thatcher: George Coulouris
Raymond, head butler: Paul Stewart
Emily Norton Kane: Ruth Warrick
Herbert Carter: Erskine Sanford
Jerry Thompson: William Alland

: The Trial

Drama based on Franz Kafka 's classic novel, directed by, written by and starring Orson Welles. Also starring Anthony Perkins. Joseph K is woken one morning by police officers who announce he is under arrest, but refuse to specify his crime. It is the beginning of a waking nightmare for K as he experiences the law's terrifying bureaucracy. Ends 3.35am
(1962, PG) (BW) (S)
Rims: pp 51-80 ****


Unknown: Franz Kafka
Unknown: Orson Welles.
Unknown: Anthony Perkins.
The Advocate: Orson Welles
Joseph K: Anthony Perkins
Miss Burstner: Jeanne Moreau
Leni: Romy Schneider
Hilda: Elsa Martinelli
Bloch: Akim Tamiroff

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