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Romantic melodrama starring
Bette Davis , Mary Astor
Afterthe annulment of his hasty marriage, an aviator and explorertums to the woman he really loves. But then his ex-wife reveals she is having his baby. Director Edmund Goulding (1941)
Black and white
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Contributors

Unknown:
Bette Davis
Unknown:
Mary Astor
Director:
Edmund Goulding

Western, continuing the John Huston season and the first of two films today starring Humphrey Bogart
Three itinerant Americans get caught up in the Mexican gold rush and soon strike it rich. But success is marred by mistrust.
(1948, PG) (Black and white)
(Humphrey Bogart stars in Casablanca at 3.10pm)
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Contributors

Director:
John Huston
[Actor]:
Humphrey Bogart

Western starring Errol Flynn
Olivia de Havilland
Tough Wade Hatton tries to bring law and orderto Dodge City. Alongthe way he contends with rustlers, a stampede and the hostility of a bereaved woman. Director Michael Curtiz (1939, PG)
Gunfightat the OK Corral is tomorrow at 6.05pm ♦ See Rims: pages 43-79

Contributors

Unknown:
Errol Flynn
Unknown:
Wade Hatton
Director:
Michael Curtiz

Classic romantic drama, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

Rick's Cafe is a watering hole for criminals, refugees, resistance fighters and Nazis. Its cynical owner takes risks for no one - until the arrival of Ilsa.
(1942, U) (Black and white) (Subtitled)
(The Maltese Falcon is tomorrow at 11.45pm)
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Contributors

Director:
Michael Curtiz
Rick Blaine:
Humphrey Bogart
Ilsa Lund:
Ingrid Bergman
Victor Laszlo:
Paul Henreid
Captain Louis Renault:
Claude Rains
Senor Ferrari:
Sydney Greenstreet

David Bintley's colourful and entertaining tribute to fifties Americana, choreographed to the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn jazz variation on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

The dance is performed with great style and virtuosity by the ballerinas of Birmingham Royal Ballet, appearing as the characters Sugar Rum Cherry, Volga Vouty, Candy Kane, Peanut Brittle and Arabesque Cookie, among others.
(Digital widescreen)

Contributors

Choreographer:
David Bintley
Director:
Peter Mumford
Producer:
Fiona Morris

Trevor Nunn's film version of William Shakespeare's mature comedy. Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Imogen Stubbs, Nigel Hawthorne, Richard E Grant

Twins Viola and Sebastian are shipwrecked on different parts of the same coast, with each believing the other has died. Cases of mistaken identity and romantic confusion follow.
(1996, U) (Subtitled)
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Contributors

Author:
William Shakespeare
Director:
Trevor Nunn
Olivia:
Helena Bonham Carter
Viola:
Imogen Stubbs
Malvolio:
Nigel Hawthorne
Sir Andrew Aguecheek:
Richard E Grant
Feste:
Ben Kingsley
Sir Toby Belch:
Mel Smith
Maria:
Imelda Staunton
Orsino:
Toby Stephens
Sebastian:
Steven Mackintosh
Antonio:
Nicholas Farrell

With the death of Ted Hughes in October, the world lost one of its most distinctive poetic voices. Hughes's life combined public honour, as poet laureate, and private tragedy, with the suicide of his poet wife Sylvia Plath.

This film explores Hughes's life and celebrates his literary achievement with archive interviews and readings from Hughes himself. Friends, critics and fellow poets, including Seamus Heaney, Diana Rigg, Tom Paulin and John Carey, recall the man and his work, and specially-shot sequences mirror the landscapes that shaped Hughes's powerful work.

(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)

Contributors

Interviewee:
Seamus Heaney
Interviewee:
Diana Rigg
Interviewee:
Tom Paulin
Interviewee:
John Carey
Producer:
David Kerr
Editor:
Michael Poole

Oscar-nominated drama, starring BJ Hogg, Kimberley McConkey

Lexie's awkward attempts to help his daughter to become a professional dancer bring them closer together.
(First shown on BBC Northern Ireland) (Subtitled)

Contributors

Writer:
Dave Duggan
Producer:
Pearse Moore
Director:
Tim Loane
Lexie:
BJ Hogg
Laura:
Kimberley McConkey
Woman in shop:
Majel McLaughun
Workmate:
Seamus Ball

Historical biography, beginning tonight's double bill starring Gary Oldman
Also starring Jeroen Krabbe

German composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies, leaving the estate to his "immortal beloved". No one knows the identity of this woman, so the composer's faithful secretary begins to investigate.
(Widescreen) (1994,15)
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Contributors

Director:
Bernard Rose
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Gary Oldman
Anton Schindler:
Jeroen Krabbe
Countess Erdody:
Isabella Rossellini
Joanna van Beethoven:
Johanna Ter Steege
Julia Guicciardi:
Valeria Golino
Karl van Beethoven:
Marco Hofschneider
Count Guicciardi:
Luigi Diberti
Young Karl van Beethoven:
Matthew North
Young Ludwig van Beethoven:
Leo Faulkner
Frau Streicher:
Miriam Margolyes
Johann van Beethoven:
Gerard Horan

Biographical drama of homosexual playwright Joe Orton, concluding tonight's double bill starring Gary Oldman
Also starring Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave

Told in flashback from his days as a youth in Leicester to his success as a playwright in London, this film deals with Joe Orton's volatile relationship with his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, which was destined to end in tragedy.
(1987, 18)
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Followed by Weatherview

(to 2.35)

Contributors

Director:
Stephen Frears
Joe Orton:
Gary Oldman
Kenneth Halliwell:
Alfred Molina
Peggy Ramsay:
Vanessa Redgrave
John Lahr:
Wallace Shawn
Anthea Lahr:
Lindsay Duncan
Elsie Orton:
Julie Walters
William Orton:
James Grant

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