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Starring Maurice Chevalier, Ann Sothern, Merle Oberon

A music-hall singer and a fashionable financier are so alike that even the financier's wife cannot tell them apart.
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Contributors

Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Fernand, the Baron Cassini/Eugene Charlier:
Maurice Chevalier
Mimi:
Ann Sothern
Genevieve:
Merle Oberon
Francois:
Eric Blore
Henry Baneffe:
Robert Grieg
M. Paulet, Minister of Finance:
Halliwell Hobbes
Premier of France:
Georges Renavent
M. Morrisot:
Ferdinand Munier
Rene:
Walter Byron
Gustav Chatillard:
Lumsden Hare

This film was made with HH Ranee of Sarawak in Barbados in the summer of 71 - just a few months before her death. She tells of her life as Queen of the Headhunters in North Borneo when she became the wife of Vyner Brooke, third and last White Rajah of Sarawak.
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[NB Jane Oliver is incorrectly credited as Producer in RT]

Contributors

Narrator:
Claudette Colbert
Producer:
Stephen Peet
Director:
Jane Oliver

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again.

Today: an affectionate parody of explorers and exploration films with Yemi Ajibade, Merdel Jordine, Bloke Modisane, Horace Ove and Douglas Botting
For years there have been white expeditions to darkest Africa. Now there comes a black expedition to darkest Britain. In the footsteps of Stanley, in the tradition of The World About Us, and in a take-off of both, a black man's expedition now journeys along the Liverpool-Leeds canal to find the centre of Britain.
On the way the intrepid explorers do what travellers and television safaris always have: they examine the quaint customs of the natives, delve into their folklore and record for posterity an exotic but fast-vanishing culture. As they travel through England they are watched with curiosity by the natives, some of whom they find make very reluctant porters.
"...an elaborate and exceedingly good-natured spoof" (Daily Telegraph)

Contributors

Story by:
Douglas Botting
Director:
Colin Luke
[Actor]:
Yemi Ajibade
[Actress]:
Merdel Jordine
Himself:
Bloke Modisane
Himself:
Horace Ove
Himself:
Douglas Botting

by F. Tennyson Jesse
Dramatised in four parts by Elaine Morgan

Julia Starling, at 21, has made herself into a successful business woman. But she has also made an ill-judged wartime marriage. In 1918 she faces the return of her husband from the war.

Contributors

Author:
F. Tennyson Jesse
Dramatised by:
Elaine Morgan

A series of seven films about aspects of their past made by seven European countries.

One of the great commercial centres of medieval Europe, the city of Siena in Tuscany appears almost unchanged today. Old traditions also continue, like the famous annual horse-race, the Festival of the Palio, held twice every summer on the main square, when the different districts of the city compete for the prize of a silk banner - called the Palio.
This film, made by Italian Television, captures the excitement of the Palio and relates it to everyday life in Siena then and now.
Commentary spoken by William Franklyn

Contributors

Narrator:
William Franklyn
Director:
Leandro Castellani

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
with Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead, Tom D'Andrea

The most successful husband-and-wife team of the 40s star in this classic thriller. Bogart plays an escaped convict bent on discovering the identity of his wife's murderer and the sultry Bacall is the girl who helps him in his quest-and falls in love with him.
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Contributors

Director:
Delmer Daves
Vincent Parry:
Humphrey Bogart
Irene Jansen:
Lauren Bacall
Bob:
Bruce Bennett
Madge Rapf:
Agnes Moorehead
Sam (Cabby):
Tom D'Andrea
Baker:
Clifton Young
Detective:
Douglas Kennedy
George Fellsinger:
Rory Mallinson

Starring Ricardo Montalban, Jose Perez, Lee Marvin, Anne Bancroft

Little Paco is the only witness to a murder for which his father has been falsely arrested. The boy, trailing the real killer through the crowds at a Mexican fiesta, eventually falls into his hands...
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Contributors

From a story by:
Georges Simenon
Director:
Harry Horner
Antonio Gomez:
Ricardo Montalban
The Murderer:
Lee Marvin
Maria:
Anne Bancroft
Paco:
Jose Perez
Lt Fernando:
Rodolfo Acosta
Capt Saldana:
Carlos Muzquiz
Andres Martinez:
Jose Torvay
Carmen Martinez:
Fanny Schiller

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