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Satirical comedy, concluding the season directed by and starring
Charlie Chaplin
Following a peasant revolt, a destitute king moves to fifties New York but struggles to find his way in the city.
(1957) Black and white
Subtitled ....
See Films: pages 43-79

Contributors

[Actor]:
Charlie Chaplin

The stars of Hollywood's silent age feature in this compilation including
Charlie Chaplin , Douglas Fairbanks ,
Laurel and Hardy, Harry Houdini and the Keystone Cops. Narrated by Jay Jackson. Director Robert Youngson (1961, U)
Black and white
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
Charlie Chaplin
Unknown:
Douglas Fairbanks
Unknown:
Harry Houdini
Unknown:
Jay Jackson.
Director:
Robert Youngson

Medieval adventure starring Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner
King Arthur is determined to bring peace to his beloved England but his enemies begin plotting and exploit Sir Lancelot's secret love for Arthur's wife
Guinevere in order to destroy the king and his idealistic reign.
Widescreen.
Director Richard Thorpe (1953)
See Films: pages 43-79

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Taylor
Unknown:
Ava Gardner
Director:
Richard Thorpe

Polkas, waltzes and marches feature in the second half of the traditional concert given by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. With guest conductor Lorin Maazel, plus the dancers of the Vienna State Opera. Introduced by Brian Kay. Director Brian Large ; Producer Dominic Best
Digital widescreen Also broadcast on Radio 3

Contributors

Conductor:
Lorin Maazel
Introduced By:
Brian Kay.
Director:
Brian Large

Documentary telling the story of a Jewish family that has been scattered far and wide by religious and racial intolerance throughout the years. From as far afield as Japan, Norway, Africa and the USA, different branches of the Shealtiels have begun to rediscover each other, their tale illustrating the global dispersal of the Jews.

Contributors

Director:
Ilan Ziv
Executive Producer:
Richard Denton

Religious drama starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons
A Roman officer ordered to carry out Christ's crucifixion wins Jesus's robe in a dice game. Afterwards, it seems to exert a strange power.
Widescreen.
Director Henry Koster (1953, U)
Digital widescreen
See Films: pages 43-79

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Burton
Unknown:
Jean Simmons
Director:
Henry Koster
MarcellusGallio:
Richard Burton
Diana:
Jean Simmons
Demetrius:
Victor Mature
Peter:
Michael Rennie
Caligula:
Jay Robinson
on BBC Two England

Penultimate instalment of the five-part adaptation of Claudio Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea. While Nero's descent into depravity continues, his wife Ottavia is plotting revenge on him and his lover Poppea. With in-vision subtitles.
For cast see Tuesday 29
(Digital widescreen)
The series concludes tomorrow

Contributors

Composer:
Claudio Monteverdi

Top-secret government papers released under the 30-year confidentiality rule will today finally give the public access to the true political picture in 1968. For the first time, TV has been given advance sight of the documents, and presenter Mark Urban unearths some major revelations, while Brian Walden reports on the most sensitive files held by Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Urban
Reporter:
Brian Walden
Director:
Stephen Haggard
Director:
Jill Simpson
Editor:
Archie Baron

Regional Variations (2)

University Challenge

Press Special: Tabloids v Broadsheets

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Jeremy Paxman introduces a special edition of the academic quiz. Tabloid journalists pit their wits against reporters from the broadsheets.

The second series of the show for inexperienced gardeners starts with Helen Yemm helping Gerrie and Neill to tackle their derelictgarden in Kent, while Jojo Norris has tips for a couple on organic gardening. (Repeat) (Subtitled)

Contributors

Presenter:
Helen Yemm
Presenter:
Jojo Norris
Director/producer:
Andrew Gosling
Producer:
Gay Search

Alan Titchmarsh looks back on the year and at some of the gardens in the 1998 series. A new series of Gardeners World is set for February. (Subtitled)
See today's choices.
Fairest of the fair: page 30

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Titchmarsh
Series Producer:
Colette Foster
Executive Producer:
Tony Laryea

Regional Variations (2)

The Young Ones

Series 1

Demolition

Duration: 35 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Rick, Neil, Mike and Vyvyan learn that the council plans to rip down their home. Vyvyan tries to demolish it himself from the inside and Neil wants to commit suicide.

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Madcap sketch show. A man has a spot of bother with a dancing monkey. Plus, Vic teaches Bob how to attract the ladies using mega-babe Caprice, and the Stotts interview racing driver Damon Hill. Show more

A four-part series profiling top pop bands of the eighties.
The group fronted by gender-bending Boy George achieved huge chart success worldwide in the late eighties.
Now back together, all four members talk about the glamour, the success, the drugs and the love affair that split the band. (Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)

Contributors

Subject:
Culture Club
Director:
Mike Connolly
Executive producer:
Mark Cooper
on BBC Two England

A double bill of the dimension-travelling science-fiction series.
12.35 Sole Survivors
The team visits a nightmare world that is dominated by zombies.

At 1.20 Stoker
A vampire rock band targets Wade.

Followed by Weatherview
(to 2.10)

BBC Two England

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