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Busy Bodies. The duo get jobs in a sawmill in this newly restored comedy short. (BW)(R)(S)
Classic comedy, continuing the Laurel and Hardy season.
Stan and Ollie must deliver the deeds of a goldmine to an heiress.
Films: pp 49-79 *****
Marge Be Not Proud. Bart is caught shoplifting. (R) (S)
The Way We Were. Will and his
, cousins reminisce. (R) (S)
Series in which musicians create a work in seven days.
Dominic Muldowney , teacher of composition at the Royal Academy of Music, writes music around words by poet Roger McGough for regulars at a London bingo hall. (S)(W) Concludes Thursday 28 December 11.55am ;
The first of three daily science programmes hosted by Gary I Lineker. Today, experts assess human physical performance and ways of improving it. (S) (W) Children: page 18
Classic western, starring
Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly.
Marshal Will Kane's wedding celebrations are interrupted by the news that his arch enemy is arriving on the noon train.
Director Fred Zinnemann (1952 U)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ***** I
Western, continuing the Kirk Douglas season. Also starring
John Wayne. Rivals Jackson and Lomax bury the hatchet and plan a robbery when Jackson is released from jail on parole. Widescreen.
1 Director Burt Kennedy (1967, U) I
! Build My Gallows High tonight at 1 45am
Rims: pp 49-79 ***
Mountain of Madness. Homer ; and Mr Burns are buried by an avalanche. (S)
The classic romantic drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The cynical owner of Rick's Cafe in wartime
Casablanca sticks his neck out for no one - until the arrival of the beautiful lisa and her husband, desperate to escape to America.
Director Michael Curtiz (1942, U)
(BW)(S) Films: pp 49-79 ★★★★★
Captain Louis Renault:
Oarsman Matthew Pinsent on the 1992 Olympics. (S)
The daily heats continue as eight choirs contest the first children's j semi-final. (S) (W)
Dramatisation based on the novel by Wilkie Collins , starring
Tara Fitzgerald , James Wilby , Simon Callow and Ian Richardson. When Marian Fairlie and her half-sister Laura hear the tale of a mysterious encounter with a ghostly woman, they set out to discover all they can about her.
Adapted by David Pirie ; Producer Gareth Neame : Director Tim Fywell
(R) (S) (W)
Sir Percival Glyde:
A one-off drama written by and starring Jim Broadbent.
The paths of two Portuguese wideboys and a pompous Englishman are about to cross on the streets of Lisbon.
Producer Harriet Cruickshank ; Director Tom Cairns (R) (S) (W)
Her Majesty 's message to the nation. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. (wi
Classical musician Alfred Brendel is an artist whose main work, interpreting scores written for the piano, is illuminated by other aspects of his life, including his love of painting, literature, theatre and philosophy. For the past two years a film crew has been allowed to follow him and the result is combined with archive footage in this portrait of the pianist as he approaches his 70th birthday. Above all the film focuses on the creative process as Brendel works with conductor Simon Rattle , the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and on Schubert's Winterreise with singer Matthias Goeme. Director Mark Kidel ; Producer Emma Crichton-Miller (S) (W) Brendel in Performance is on Friday 29 December at 12.05pm
Concluding the two-part profile of the life and work of Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood.
American Film-maker. The story continues with Eastwood's directorial debut, as he completed Play Misty for Me in five weeks before going on to huge success in Dirty Harry. Featuring actors Gene Hackman and Meryl Streep , director Martin Scorcese , plus Eastwood's mother Ruth, and wife Dina. Play Misty for Me follows. (S) (W)
Thriller, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as a California DJ who gains a fan who repeatedly calls him up, asking to hear the song Misty. After they spend the night together, she begins to behave more and more strangely. Widescreen.
(1971, 18) (S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 ****
Dr Frank Dewan:
Murphy the bartender:
Comedy drama, written. directed by and starring
Edward Burns. When their mother returns to Ireland, Patrick and Barry move in with their older brother. Jack. Their lives take disparate turns as they try to get along.
(1995,15) (S) Edward Burns 's She's the One is tomorrow at 9.55pm Films: pp 49-79 ***
film noir. continuing the Kirk Douglas season. Also starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. A former private detective turned garage owner finds his violent past catching up with him. Ends 3.20am. Director Jacques Tourneur (1947, PG) (BW) (S) The season continues with The Last Sunset tomorrow at 12 midnight Films: pp 49-79 *****