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Drama set in Restoration London, starring Anna Neagle Sir Cedric Hardwicke
The story of Nell Gwyn 's rise, from selling oranges in Cheapside, through success on the Drury Lane stage, to becoming Charles II's favourite mistress. With Miles Malleson ,
Esme Percy and Jeanne de Casalis. Director Herbert Wilcox 0 SEE FILMS pages 35-40

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Neagle
Unknown:
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Unknown:
Nell Gwyn
Unknown:
Miles Malleson
Unknown:
Esme Percy
Unknown:
Jeanne de Casalis.
Director:
Herbert Wilcox

The first of the Ealing comedies, starring
Alistair Sim , Harry Fowler A gang of East End lads discover their favourite comic is being used by a bunch of crooks to pass coded information.
With Valerie White , Jack Warner , Frederick Piper and Joe Kirby.
DirectorCharlesCrichton B/W • SEE FILMS pages 35-40

Contributors

Unknown:
Alistair Sim
Unknown:
Harry Fowler
Unknown:
Valerie White
Unknown:
Jack Warner
Unknown:
Frederick Piper
Unknown:
Joe Kirby.

Starring Ian Carmichael, Richard Attenborough
When newly-qualified barrister Roger Thursby is apprenticed to the eccentric
Kendall Grimes , QC, he finds that even the simplest of legal cases are fraught with difficulties. With Terry-Thomas, Miles Malleson , Eric Barker and Irene Handl.
Director Roy Boulting • SEE FILMS pages 35-40

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian Carmichael
Unknown:
Richard Attenborough
Unknown:
Roger Thursby
Unknown:
Kendall Grimes
Unknown:
Miles Malleson
Unknown:
Eric Barker
Unknown:
Irene Handl.
Director:
Roy Boulting

Tense psychological thriller starring
Doris Day , Rex Harrison When the American wife of a wealthy financier claims her life is threatened, her family and the police doubt both her word and her sanity. With John Gavin , Myrna Loy and Roddy McDowall.
Director David Miller
● SEE FILMS pages 35-40

Contributors

Unknown:
Doris Day
Unknown:
Rex Harrison
Unknown:
John Gavin
Unknown:
Myrna Loy
Unknown:
Roddy McDowall.
Director:
David Miller

British composer Sir Michael Tippett , who is 88 today, introduces his most recent orchestral work, a setting of W B Yeats's haunting poem, Byzantium. It received its European premiere in this performance recorded at the 1991 Proms, in which Faye Robinson (soprano) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Andrew Davis. Director David Stevens

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Michael Tippett
Soprano:
Faye Robinson
Conducted By:
Andrew Davis.
Director:
David Stevens

Vivid perspectives of London being shown in programmes over this weekend.
Sickert's London
A day in the life of the capital city seen through the eyes and paintings of one of Britain's most controversial artists.
Walter Sickert drew inspiration from London for his best work; the Camden Town murder of 1907, for example, was the subject of his most famous painting. With readings by Alan Bennett from Sickert's own writings.
Director Jake Auerbach ; Producers Robert McNaband Hannah Rothschild
A Rothschild Auerbach production for
BBCtv
9.05pm
The Vampyr - a Soap Opera Last in this five-part updated version of Heinrich Marschner 's romantic opera, with words by Charles Hart. With only hours to go, will
Ripley win his year on earth?
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical director David Parry Producer Janet Street-Porter Director Nigel Finch
(Vampyromnibus: Sunday lOJanuary)
9.35pm
Masters of the Universe
The Men Who Rebuilt the City The 1980s saw a mammoth building boom in the City of London with more than a third of the Square Mile being redeveloped. Driven by fear of competition from Canary
Wharf, this boom has resulted in many extraordinary new buildings, many still unlet.
What has been the price of this huge architectural experiment? Director/Producer Bill Eagles
10.35pm Steptoe and Son Classic comedy about two quintessential London characters by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson , starring Wilfrid Brambell Harry HCorbett
Without Prejudice. Harold and Albert decide to move out to a more salubrious suburb.
With Gerald Flood , Norman Bird. Producer Duncan Wood
11.05pm London Labyrinth An imaginative personal journey by director Chris Petit through the miles of archive film of London's past and present.
Colour and B/W
11.45pm 1.40am
Alfie Michael Caine stars in this adaptation of Bill Naughton 's play about a happy-go-lucky cockney playboy.
Director Lewis Gilbert
● SEE FILMS pages 35-40

Contributors

Artists:
Walter Sickert
Unknown:
Alan Bennett
Director:
Jake Auerbach
Unknown:
Heinrich Marschner
Unknown:
Charles Hart.
Director:
David Parry
Producer:
Janet Street-Porter
Director:
Nigel Finch
Unknown:
Ray Galton
Unknown:
Alan Simpson
Unknown:
Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown:
Gerald Flood
Unknown:
Norman Bird.
Producer:
Duncan Wood
Director:
Chris Petit
Unknown:
Alfie Michael Caine
Unknown:
Bill Naughton
Director:
Lewis Gilbert
Ripley:
Omare Brahim
Davenant:
Richard van Allan
Miranda:
Fiona O'Neill
Susie:
Sarah Jane Wright
Blunt:
Richard Suart
Emma:
Sally-Ann Shepherdson
George:
Colenton Freeman
Alex:
Philip Salmon
Alfie:
Michael Caine
Ruby:
Shelley Winters
Siddie:
Millicent Martin
Gilda:
Julia Foster
Annie:
Jane Asher
Carla:
Shirley Anne Field
Lily:
Vivien Merchant
Doctor:
Eleanor Bron
Abortionist:
Denholm Elliott
Harry:
Alfie Bass

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