A celebration of the golden age of MGM movie musicals. Narrators include Fred Astaire ,
Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly. DirectorJack HaleyJr (1974, U)
(BW and colour) Films: pp 56-64 *****
Comedy, ending the Doris Day season. Also starring David Niven. Kate Mackay has four mischievous children, a shaggy dog and a distracted husband,
Larry. But life is about to change. Director Charles Walters (1960)
Films: pp 56-64 ****
Stephen Sondheim 's musical drama. Italy in the 1830s: young army officer Giorgio is in love with a married woman,
Clara. But then he becomes the target of the obsessive Fosca.
Director James Lapine (1996) Films: pp 56-64 ***
Duffless. Marge tries to convince Homer that he may have a drinking problem. A Simpsons double bill starts Friday, 6pm
Concluding the animated series. The Royal Escort. While escorting two princesses, the duo experience peculiar feelings.
Last in the series of animated tales with the voice of John Hurt. The Three Ravens. A witch turns her three stepsons into ravens. With guest voices by Miranda Richardson , Jonathan Pryce and Joely Richardson.
Cinematographer David Watkin discusses his work on Out of Africa, Which follOWS. Series continues at 12.10am
Oscar-winning drama starring Meryl Streep. The story of Karen Blixen , who left Denmark in 1913 to marry a Swedish baron and run a coffee farm in Kenya. Travelling to Nairobi, she briefly encounters adventurer
Denys Rnch Hatton. Widescreen.
Director Sydney Pollack (1985, PG)
Films: pp 56-64 ****
Denys Finch Hatton:
A film about three people who hate housework so much, they simply don't do it.
In 1947,12 farming families from around the world were chosen to be part of a photographic record of life at that time, capturing images from Mexico, China, Italy, the USA, Japan and elsewhere.
Fifty years on, this film finds out what has happened to ten of the families and how the passing decades have altered outlooks. Narrated by Julie Christie.
Directors/Producers Seona Robertson and Les Wilson
Comedy western starring Burt Lancaster. Whiskey stocks have fallen low in Denver and drinkers are relieved to hear a shipment is on the way. But local Indians and temperance women, led by formidable Cora Templeton Massingale , are determined to stop the wagon train. Widescreen.
Director John Sturges (1965. U) Rims: pp 56-64 ***
Cora Templeton Massingale:
Captain Paul Slater:
A profile of American-born Carla Carlisle , who married former Conservative minister Kenneth Carlisle and persuaded him to plant a vineyard at their Suffolk home. Director David F Turnbull; Executive producers
Edward Mirzoeff and Nicholas Lander The series continues on Thursday at 10.20pm
Classic comedy from Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise , who tonight try their hand at horticulture, throw a party, and stage their own version of the police drama Z Cars.
Producer Colin Clews First shown on ITV (BW) Another edition tomorrow at 7.30pm ;
Antony Worrall Thompson and his assistant
Emma Crowhurst make a classic quiche lorraine, as well as offering new variations on the traditional recipe.
Jilly Goolden looks at the new drinks phenomenon "smoothies" and puts the bestselling brands to her taste test.
Series producer Geraldine McClelland ; Executive producer Tim Hincks FURTHER DETAILS: Ceefax p580: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink Antony Worrall Thompson 's millennial breakfast: page 39
Concluding the series about the political, commercial and artistic conflicts behind the building of the Millennium Dome. The Final Hour. With just 100 days to go before opening night, the man in charge, Lord Falconer, runs through detailed plans. Narrated by Robert Lindsay. See Choice.
Series producers Robert Thirkell and Adam Wishart
Occupiers past and present reveal the inside story of a ground-floor tenement flat in Glasgow, where many comings and goings have been witnessed by one octogenarian occupant. Director Siobhan Bullick ; Series producer Richard Pearson
Drama starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. Savannah, Gloria, Robin and Bernadine are four disparate and desperate friends - all looking for their ideal partners. Over the span of a single year. the four deal with triumph, revenge, ex-husbands and new lovers.
Director Forest Whitaker (1995, 15) Films: pp 56-64 ***
Cinematographer Billy Williams discusses his Oscar-winning career and his work on Women in Love, which follows.
Director Richard Blanshard Series continues on Friday at 12.05am
Ken Russell 's adaptation of DH Lawrence's classic novel of sexual passions continues a film season celebrating
50 years of British cinematography. England in the twenties: the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula, find suitors in wealthy industrialist Gerald Crich and his schoolteacher friend Rupert Birkin. Ends 2.15am
Films: pp 56-64 ****