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Today, Sunday, 17th November

The Greengage Summer (1961)
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[as Loss of Innocence]

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A young girl staying at a hotel falls in love with a jewel thief but is accidentally responsible for his capture.

Spartacus (1960)
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The slaves of ancient Rome revolt and are quashed.

Piccadilly Third Stop (1960)
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A smooth crook seduces the daughter of an eastern ambassador in London to gain entry to the embassy and rob it.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Parson’s Pleasure
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Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

Those People Next Door (1953)
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A young man’s titled parents object to his working-class fiancée.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
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A rebel princess in a distant galaxy escapes, and with the help of her robots and a young farmer overcomes the threatening forces of evil.

The Seventh Veil (1946)

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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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The Rebel Alliance takes refuge from Darth Vader on a frozen planet.

The Large Rope (1953)

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From Here to Eternity (1953)
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Life in a Honolulu barracks at the time of Pearl Harbor.

Hell Is Sold Out (1951)
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A novelist returns from the supposed dead to find that a glamorous woman is posing as his widow and issuing best-sellers under his name.

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

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A ministry mistake billets a girls’ school on a boys’ school.

I Was There

When Hollywood Came to Fishguard
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Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

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Tomorrow, Monday, 18th November

Profile (1954)
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The editor of a magazine is keen on the boss’s daughter, but her mother is keen on him, too.

Ben-Hur (1959)
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In the time of Christ, a Jew suffers mightily under the Romans.

Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959)
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When valuable mineral deposits are found in a small British colony, the diplomat sent to cement relations does quite the reverse.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Parson’s Pleasure
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Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

The Saint (1962)

The House on Dragon’s Rock
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
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An army officer deliberately starts the Balaclava charge to even an old score with Surat Khan, who’s on the other side. 1960s version, even further historically embellished.

Kipps (1941)

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A Matter of Choice (1963)
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Two young men-about-town become accidentally involved with the police and inadvertently expose a wife’s adultery.

The Fast Lady (1962)
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A bashful suitor buys an old Bentley, becomes a roadhog, passes his test, captures some crooks and gets the girl.

The Flintstones (1994)
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In the Stone Age town of Bedrock, quarry worker Fred Flintstone is promoted to vice-president so that he can be the fall-guy for his boss’s crooked schemes.

The World at War (1973–74)
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Occupation
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1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Golden Salamander (1950)
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A British archaeologist is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate and turning a blind eye.

Tuesday, 19th November

The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

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The Saint (1962)

The House on Dragon’s Rock
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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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British POWs in Burma are employed by the Japanese to build a bridge; meanwhile British agents seek to destroy it.

Innocents in Paris (1953)
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British tourists spend a weekend in the gay city.

Please Turn Over (1959)
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A teenager writes a sexy best-seller clearly featuring her family and friends.

The National

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Bean (1997)
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An accident-prone attendant at London’s Royal National Gallery accompanies Whistler’s Mother to America.

Talking Pictures (2013)
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David Niven
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A look back at television appearances by legends of the silver screen, using archive footage to tell the story of their lives and careers.

The Halfway House (1944)
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Overnight guests at an inn find it was bombed a year before and they have all been given a supernatural chance to reconsider their lives.

Wednesday, 20th November

Massacre in Rome (1973)
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In 1944, after partisans blow up a detachment of SS troops in a Rome street, a German colonel makes an ineffectual attempt to resist an order to shoot 330 Italians in retaliation.

Tommy Cooper

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Obsession (1948)

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The Gilded Cage (1955)
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In London, a United States Air Force officer hunts for the killer of his brother’s girlfriend.

The Foreman Went to France (1942)

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Before Dunkirk, a Welsh foreman is sent on a mission to salvage secret French machinery.

Faces in the Dark (1960)
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A blind man survives a plot against his life.

Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

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Chariots of Fire (1981)
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In the 1924 Paris Olympics, a Jew and a Scotsman run for Britain.

Tawny Pipit (1944)

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The National

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We Joined the Navy (1962)
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A carefree naval commander and three cadets get involved with the affairs of small Mediterranean country.

Thursday, 21st November

Beauty and the Barge (1937)
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A woman is taken in by a barge skipper, to the fury of the widow he is courting.

The Guns of Navarone (1961)
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In 1943, a sabotage team is sent to destroy two giant guns on a Turkish island.

Loser Takes All (1956)

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Hart to Hart

Long Lost Love
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Gone with the Wind (1939)
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An egotistic Southern girl survives the Civil War but finally loses the only man she cares for.

The Great Escape (1963)
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Allied prisoners plan to escape from a German prison camp.

Against the Wind (1948)

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Lovejoy (1991)

National Wealth
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Tunes of Glory (1960)
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The new disciplinarian CO of a Highland regiment crosses swords with his lax, hard-drinking predecessor.

Discovering Film
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A look at the career of Vivien Leigh, who scooped an Oscar as Scarlett O’Hara, famously married star Laurence Olivier and died of tuberculosis aged 53.

Hue and Cry (1947)

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East End boys discover that their favourite boys’ paper is being used by crooks to pass information.

Plenty (1985)
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After World War II, the career of a neurotic society woman has parallels with the problems of western Europe.

Friday, 22nd November

Discovering Film
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A look at the career of Vivien Leigh, who scooped an Oscar as Scarlett O’Hara, famously married star Laurence Olivier and died of tuberculosis aged 53.

The Desert Rats (1953)
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An English captain commands an Australian detachment in the siege of Tobruk, and survives an encounter with Rommel.

Our Girl Friday (1953)
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Four shipwrecked sailors are washed up on a desert island.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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An adventurer’s life with the Arabs, told in flashbacks after his accidental death in the thirties.

Spartacus (1960)
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The slaves of ancient Rome revolt and are quashed.

Much Too Shy (1942)
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A gormless handyman gets into trouble when the portraits of his lady clients are sold to an advertising agency with nude bodies added to them.

The Large Rope (1953)

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Private’s Progress (1956)
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An extremely innocent young national serviceman is taught a few army dodges and becomes a dupe for art thieves.

A Matter of Choice (1963)
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Two young men-about-town become accidentally involved with the police and inadvertently expose a wife’s adultery.

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

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A ministry mistake billets a girls’ school on a boys’ school.

Brighton Rock (1948)
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The teenage leader of a racetrack gang uses a waitress as alibi to cover a murder, and marries her. He later decides to be rid of her, but fate takes a hand in his murder plot.

Deep End (1970)

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
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A cold but beautiful American woman in Spain falls for a mystery man who turns out to be a ghostly sea captain; she dies so as to be with him.

Saturday, 23rd November

The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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An adventurer’s life with the Arabs, told in flashbacks after his accidental death in the thirties.

Indiscreet (1958)
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An American diplomat in London falls in love with an actress, but protects himself by saying that he is married.

Bean (1997)
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An accident-prone attendant at London’s Royal National Gallery accompanies Whistler’s Mother to America.

A Touch of the Sun (1956)
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A hall porter is left a fortune, but after living it up for a while returns to his old hotel, which is on the rocks.

Ben-Hur (1959)
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In the time of Christ, a Jew suffers mightily under the Romans.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
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A department store Santa Claus promises a child that he will provide her with a house, a father and a brother for Christmas.

Another Man’s Poison (1951)

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For the Love of Ada (1972)
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An elderly grave-digger and his wife celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Mary Poppins (1964)
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In Edwardian London a magical nanny teaches two slightly naughty children to make life enjoyable for themselves and others.

Mrs Pym of Scotland Yard (1940)
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A lady detective exposes a fake spiritualist.

San Demetrio, London (1943)

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Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)
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In 1880 Brighton, a publican’s wife plans to have her husband poisoned.

Above Us the Waves (1955)
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In World War II, midget submarines attack a German battleship in a Norwegian fjord.

Two Way Stretch (1960)

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The League of Gentlemen (1960)
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An ex-Army officer recruits high-class misfits with guilty secrets to help him in a bank robbery.

Sunday, 24th November

The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

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  • 24th November at 7.30am on TCM Movies HD
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The Wicked Lady (1945)
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In the days of Charles II, Lady Skelton befriends a highwayman and takes to crime.

Candlelight in Algeria (1944)
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Spies seek the whereabouts of Allied rendezvous.

Mary Poppins (1964)
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In Edwardian London a magical nanny teaches two slightly naughty children to make life enjoyable for themselves and others.

Discovering Film
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  • 24th November at 10am on Sky Arts HD
A look at the career of Vivien Leigh, who scooped an Oscar as Scarlett O’Hara, famously married star Laurence Olivier and died of tuberculosis aged 53.

Wuthering Heights (1939)
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The daughter of an unhappy middle-class Yorkshire family falls passionately in love with a gypsy who has been brought up with her.

The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)
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Two young marrieds inherit a decayed cinema and make it pay.

A Matter of Choice (1963)
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  • 24th November at 2.25pm on London Live
Two young men-about-town become accidentally involved with the police and inadvertently expose a wife’s adultery.

Talking Pictures (2013)
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John Mills
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A look back at television appearances by legends of the silver screen, using archive footage to tell the story of their lives and careers.

Great Expectations (1946)
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A boy meets an escaped convict on the Romney Marshes, with strange consequences for both of them.

Spring in Park Lane (1948)

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A diamond merchant’s niece falls for a footman who just happens to be an impoverished lord in disguise.

Raid on Rommel (1971)
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In North Africa during World War II, a British officer releases prisoners of war and leads them in an assault on Tobruk.

Monday, 25th November

The Last Curtain (1937)
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An insurance investigator tracks a series of robberies to a gang who are hiding the stolen jewels in the produce of a bakery.

To Dorothy, a Son (1954)
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A woman stands to inherit two million dollars if her ex-husband has no male heirs.

Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948)
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The tragic love affair of Konigsmark and Sophie Dorothea, wife of the Elector of Hanover who later became George I.

How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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British POWs in Burma are employed by the Japanese to build a bridge; meanwhile British agents seek to destroy it.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
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A department store Santa Claus promises a child that he will provide her with a house, a father and a brother for Christmas.

Discovering Film
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A portrait of Hollywood’s quintessential Englishman, whose career included acclaimed roles in films Separate Tables, A Matter of Life and Death and Around the World in 80 Days.

The Rake’s Progress (1945)
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The career of a cheerful ne’er-do-well playboy of the thirties.

Tell Me Another

True Stories About Family and Relations
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  • 25th November at 8.30pm on Talking Pictures

The World at War (1973–74)
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Pincers
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1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Deep End (1970)

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  • 25th November at 11pm on London Live

Acknowledgements

Programme and film information obtained with thanks from myDigiGuide and BFI.