Musical starring Marsha Hunt. Ayounggirl becomes fascinated by music after being introduced to Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall. Years later, she is determined that her talented son will one day play there. Director EdgarG Ulmer (1947, U)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ***
First in a two-part documentary which profiles America's 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. The Long Campaign. Following the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt , aged 43, became the youngest president in history in 1901. He led America toward a period of social reform before making a decision that would haunt the rest of his life. Concludes tomorrow 8.10am. (S)
Comedy adventure starring
Dick Van Dyke. A Navy pilot is washed up on a desert island where he encounters a chimp from outer space. They set about making the island more civilised, but then discover someone else's footprints.
Director Byron Paul (1966, U) (S) Films: pp 49-79 **
Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming Crusty's evil assistant escapes from jail and threatens Springfield with a nuclear bomb. With the voice of Kelsey Grammer.
Shown yesterday at 5.20pm (S)
Saturday Matinée comedy, starring Marilyn Monroe.
While his family is away for the summer, publisher
Richard Sherman stays in New York to work. To pass the hours, Sherman fantasises about the voluptuous, unconventional blonde who moves in upstairs. Widescreen.
Director Billy Wilder (1955, PG)
(S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 ****
The Royal Ballet's principal dancer Deborah Bull introduces Peter Wright 's production of The Nutcracker. This perfect Christmas ballet, with a score by Tchaikovsky, features Anthony Dowell as the magical toy maker Drosselmeyer and Alina Cojocaru as Clara, the little girl who goes on a great adventure with the beautiful Nutcracker doll. With the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Evgenii Svetianov. See Choice.
Executive Producer Bob Lockyer : Director Ross MacGibbon (S) (W)
Sugar Plum Fairy:
Annihilator South. Robots, including Razer and Behemoth, compete to be the last droid standing in another conflict.
Repeated tomorrow 12.45pm (S)
Fifth in the seven-part drama showing on consecutive days and starring Gerard Depardieu. A murder occurs at the Villefort household while the occupants are still reeling from the shock of Valentine's grandmother's death.
Edmond Dantes arranges a secret meeting with his former fiancee but continues with his plan to ruin her husband by selling information to a newspaper. In French with English subtitles. For cast see Boxing Day
The fifth episode in the seven-part espionage tale written by John le Carre and showing on consecutive days. Smiley realises that Source Merlin is run by Karla from Moscow Centre and tells Lacon of his discovery. He decides that the time has come to pay a visit to Jim Prideaux.
For cast see Wednesday 27 December and New Year's Eve (R) (S)
Western starring James Stewart and Shelley Winters. Lin McAdam arrives in Dodge City in hot pursuit of his father's killer. He wins a coveted Winchester '73 rifle in the Fourth of July shooting contest, but the gun is stolen and McAdam sets about retrieving his prize.
Director Anthony Mann (1950. U) (BW) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ****
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Crime thriller starring Robert Carlyle and Ray Winstone. Troubles begin for professional thief Ray and his associates when a carefully planned L2 million heist nets only a fraction of the intended sum. But worse is to come when a traitor is discovered among the gang. Widescreen.
Director Antonia Bird (1997.18) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ***
Roman Polanski's film version of Ira Levin's macabre tale of devils and witchcraft in sixties New York, starring Mia Farrow , John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon. When
Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into a rambling apartment in central Manhattan, their lives increasingly revolve around the Castevets, the flamboyant old couple who live next door. But after Rosemary becomes pregnant, the attentions of the Castevets soon acquire sinister overtones. Widescreen.
(1968,18) (S) (W) Rims: pp 49-79 *****
Director James Whale 's classic sci-fi horror, starring
Claude Rains , continuing the Universal Horror season. A scientist becomes invisible after experimenting with a new drug he has produced and causes chaos in a small English village. Ends 2.05am
(1933, PG) (BW) (S) Gods and Monsters, a film about James Whale , is tomorrow at 10.15pm Films: pp 49-79 *****
Jack Griffin, the Invisible Man:
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