Programme Index

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Second World War drama, continuing the Gregory Peck season. 1945: in the Burmese jungle, the officers and men of an RAF station are increasingly disturbed by the strange behaviour of Squadron Leader Forrester.
Director Robert Parrish (1954) (S)Films: pp 51-80 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
Gregory Peck
Director:
Robert Parrish

9.05 1968: New Release
A portrait of the youth rebellion of the late sixties, when youngsters defied the older generation with their radical new ideas.
(BW and colour) (R) (S)
10.00 1970: Half the People
How women in western countries gained new rights and struggled to achieve equality with men.
(Colour and BW) (R) (S)

Fictionalised biographical drama about the popular children's author. A cobbler is forced to leave his village because the children are playing truant to listen to his stories. He moves to Copenhagen, where his fairy tales receive a wider audience. DoroZizi Jeanmaire
Director Charles Vidor (1952. U)
(S) Films: pp 51-80 ****

Contributors

Director:
Charles Vidor
Hans Christian Andersen:
Danny Kaye
Niels:
Farley Granger
Peter:
Joseph Walsh
Otto:
Philip Tonge

In the last of the series, David Attenborough hears how producer Amanda Barrett and film-maker
Owen Newman approached the problem of covert filming at night for the documentary that follows. Wildlife Special: Leopard. This revealing portrait of African animals hunting at night concentrates on leopards and their prey. (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
David Attenborough
Producer:
Amanda Barrett
Unknown:
Owen Newman

Oscar-winning epic, celebrating the work of cinematographer Freddie Young.

Doctor and poet Yuri Zhivago is brought up in the family of Alexander Gromeko, whose daughter Tonya he marries. But his true love is for Lara, the mistress of a political opportunist.
(Widescreen)
(1965, PG)
(S) (W)
Films: pp 51-80 *****

Contributors

Cinematography:
Freddie Young
Director:
David Lean
Yuri Zhivago:
Omar Sharif
Lara:
Julie Christie
Tonya:
Geraldine Chaplin
Komarovsky:
Rod Steiger
Yevgraf:
Alec Guinness
Pasha/Strelnikov:
Tom Courtenay
Alexander:
Ralph Richardson
Anna:
Siobhan McKenna
Girl:
Rita Tushingham

Sci-fi adventure. A games designer, convinced that his boss has stolen his ideas, is absorbed into a programme and becomes a competitor in a life-or-death game. Widescreen.
Director Steven Lisberger (1982. PG) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ***

Contributors

Director:
Steven Lisberger
Kevin Flynn/Clu:
Jeff Bridges
Ed Dillinger/Sark:
David Warner
Alan Bradley/Tron:
Bruce Boxleitner
Lora/Yori:
Cindy Morgan
Dr Walter Gibbs/Dumont:
Barnard Hughes

Concluding Wolfgang Petersen 's acclaimed U-boat drama. The U-96 has been crippled while negotiating the heavily-defended Straits of Gibraltar. In desperation, the crew attempt repairs on the scuppered vessel before their air runs out. In German with English subtitles. Widescreen.
For cast see Boxing Day at 6.25pm (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Wolfgang Petersen

A special edition of the show in which radio-controlled droids are sent into battle against each other and the house robots - including the dreaded Sir Killalot. Hosts Philippa Forrester and Craig Charles discuss tactics with the operators. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce.
(S)

Contributors

Presenter:
Philippa Forrester
Presenter:
Craig Charles
Commentary:
Jonathan Pearce
Series Producer:
Stephen Carsey
Director:
Paul Kirrage

Documentary charting an extraordinary year for pop star Fatboy Slim, alias Norman Cook. The film follows him across five continents, performing at huge festivals including Glastonbury, clocking up 4 million sales of his album and taking time off to get married to DJ and TV host Zoe Ball. (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Fatboy Slim
Unknown:
Norman Cook
Unknown:
Zoe Ball.
Director:
Tim Daly
Producer:
Patrick Tichy

Satire. It's New Year's Eve 1999 and Jesus arrives at JFK airport with his assistant, Magdalena. Over the course of the day, he risks banishment from heaven and gets involved in a debate with Satan over whether the souls of humans on Earth are really worth saving. Ends 2.00am
Director Hal Hartley (1998) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ****

Contributors

Director:
Hal Hartley
Jesus Christ:
Martin Donovan
Magdalena:
Pj Harvey
Satan Thomas:
Jay Ryan
Dave:
David Simonds

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