Comedy, first in today's Saturday Matinée
Clark Gable double bill. Also starring Doris Day. A cynical old editor enrols on a course in journalism so he can pursue the teacher. Review page 43. Director George Seaton (1958. U)
Romantic adventure, last in today's Saturday Matinée
Clark Gable double bill. Also starring Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly. A showgirl, left stranded in Africa, becomes jealous when the safari leader falls for an anthropologist's wife. Review page 43. Director John Ford (1953)
First of two programmes following famous authors as they struggle to finish a new piece of work.
Crime writer Minette Walters began her career as a magazine editor and wrote her first crime novel, The Ice House, at the age of 42. It became an international bestseller and six other novels have followed, selling over ten million copies worldwide. The latest of these is The Shape of Snakes, whose painstaking realisation from conception to publication is the focus of this film.
Director Nick Godwin
Executive producers Jonathan Hewes and Leanne Klein (S)
A film adaptation of Jane Austen 's classic novel about the enduring power of love. England 1814: having been
"persuaded" years earlier to reject the proposal of a young naval officer, Anne Elliot suddenly finds him back in her life.
Dramatised by Nick Dear
Producer Fiona Finlay ; Director Roger Michell (R) (S)
Sir Walter Elliot:
Sir Henry Willoughby:
Third in the strand featuring the films, music, fashion and news stories from the past decade.
I Love 1992 Former Take That star Mark Owen guides viewers through 1992, a year in which the world's most famous boy band claimed their first hit, It Only Takes a Minute. While most agreed that Edina and Patsy were indeed Absolutely Fabulous, Wayne's World made geeks look cool and Reservoir Dogs brought a new violence to the big screen. The magazine For Women kept the girls amused, but female condoms perplexed both sexes.
DirectorAndrewNicholson;ExecutiveproducerAlanBrown (S) (W)
Conspiracy thriller based on events surrounding the assassination of John F Kennedy.
On 22 November 1963, President Kennedy's death changes America for ever. As the years pass, New Orleans prosecutor Jim Garrison becomes ever more determined to prove it was a conspiracy. (Widescreen)
(1991, 15) (S) (W)
(Review page 43)
(Barry Norman profiles Sissy Spacek: page 44)
Lee Harvey Oswald:
Romantic drama, starring Amanda
Peet and Michael Vartan. An aspiring actress begins an affair with a womanising playboy, but their romance is overshadowed by her fears about Aids. Review page 43.
Director H Gordon Boos (1997) (S)
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