The first of two films this week starring Jason Robards , who died last month. Comedy drama also starring Eva Marie Saint.
When an orphaned boy comes to live with his grandparents, he also meets an immigrant girl and an intense relationship follows. Director Joseph Sargent (1995. PG)
(S) Jason Robards stars in MeMn and Howardtomorrow at 11.50pm Rims: pp 56-59
Today's Saturday Matinée is a drama starring Piper Laurie and Mel Gibson. Tim is a picture of sheer physical beauty whom Mary Horton longs to take under her wing. The problem is that Mary is in her forties and Tim has a very low IQ.
Director Michael Pate (1979, PG)
(S) Films: pp 56-59 ****
Andrew Duncan meets Mel Gibson : p8
From Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation comes this Oscar-winning documentary about the last days of Hitler's "Final Solution" which focuses on the testimonies of five Hungarian Jews as they return from the United States to the land of their birth. Their search for answers takes Tom Lantos, Alice Lok Cahana, Renee Firestone, Bill Basch and Irene Zisbiatt back to their former home towns and to the remains of death camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau. Widescreen.
Director James Moll (1998, PG) (Colour and BW) (S) (W)
The Last Days can be seen again on Monday night at 8pm as part of BBC Knowledge's Holocaust Commemoration Evening. See page 80 Films: pp 56-59 ****
Never to be forgotten: page 52
Caravan of Death. When General Pinochet flew home from
London he thought his legal troubles were over. But last month, Chilean appeal courtjudge Juan Guzman stunned the world by ordering the former dictator's arrest on charges of kidnapping and murder. Isabel Hilton meets the judge who reveals his mission is to restore justice to Chile.
ProducerJaneGabriel;EditorRonaMurch (S) (W)
Bob Geldof , Ian McKellen , Antony Sher , Trevor McDonald and Fergal Keanejoin religious and political leaders in Britain's first national commemoration of the Holocaust, live from Methodist Central Hall in Westminster.
On the 56th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, John Simpson describes the scene as survivors of the Holocaust and more recent atrocities join in tonight's evening of readings and music, culminating in a mass lighting of candles for peace. See Choice.
Producer Daniel Brittain-Catlin (S) (W) Images of Betsen is tonight at 8pm on Radio 4 and Songs of Praise also marks the occasion tomorrow at 5.30pm on BBC1 Polly Toynbee: page 16
Steven Spielberg 's multi-Oscar-winning drama, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally , starring Liam Neeson , Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes. In 1939, Austrian businessman Oskar Schindler , a Gentile, comes to Krakow with the idea of using cheap Jewish labour in his factory. As Jewish persecution spreads, Schindler, although a close associate of SS officers, finds it worth his while to protect his workers from the escalating evil. Widescreen.
(1993,15) (BW and colour) (S) (W) Films: pp 56-59 *****
Never to be forgotten: page 52
The ladies' free programme brings the European championships to an end with Russia's
Maria Butyrskaya and Irina Slutskaya again the top contenders. Introduced by Sue Barker and Jayne Torvill , with commentary from Barry Davies and Robin Cousins.
Executive producer Barbara Slater ; Producer Julie Griffiths (W)
Science-fiction thriller, starring Rock Hudson.
A mysterious organisation offers a middle-aged banker a metamorphic escape from the boredom of his life: they will give him a new, younger body and personality, and will arrange forthe "death" of his former self. No one will know that he is continuing life as a "second". Ends 2.40
Director John Frankenheimer (1966) (BW) (S) Films: pp 56-59 ****
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