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Today, Saturday, 8th August

The World at War (1973–74)
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Barbarossa (1973, S1, Ep 5)
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After dominating south-east Europe, Germany begins Operation Barbarossa, the massive invasion of the Soviet Union, which despite several quick victories ultimately stalls after a failed assault on Moscow during Russia’s harsh winter.

Auction

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Jewels that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor go on sale at Sotheby’s.

For the Love of Ada (1970–71)
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Another Man
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Ada is annoyed when Walter refuses to go dancing with her, and her jealousy is piqued when he accepts pies from other women.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Bosom Friends (1981, S4, Ep 14)
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An impoverished lady invites an old school-friend to lodge with her, but soon regrets her decision.

State Secret (1950)
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In a Ruritanian country, spies pursue a surgeon, the only man who knows that the dictator is dead.

Date with a Dream (1948)
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Four war-time performers known for their concert parties reunite and form a successful nightclub act.

The End of the Affair (1955)
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In wartime London, a repressed wife has an affair with a writer but develops religious guilt that leads indirectly to her death.

Discovering Film
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A look at the life and career of Rex Harrison, the Oscar-winning English actor who starred as Professor Henry Higgins in the 1964 film musical My Fair Lady.

The Captain’s Table (1959)
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A cargo skipper is given command of a luxury liner and has to watch his manners.

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 Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
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The only thing a Borstal boy can do well is run, and as he trains he thinks back to his depressing life.

Robin Hood (1973)
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Cartoon version of the tale of the legendary outlaw, with characters ‘played’ by animals.

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 Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)
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Survivors of an seaplane crash await rescue in a dinghy.

The Running Man (1963)
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A private airline pilot fakes an accident and disappears, leaving his wife to collect the insurance money and meet him in Spain.

The 300 Spartans (1962)
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Sparta leads the ancient Greek states against Persia’s attack at Thermopylae.

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

The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)

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The wartime crew of a motor gunboat buy the vessel and go into postwar business as smugglers.

The Two-Headed Spy (1958)
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A bogus Nazi worms his way into the Gestapo hierarchy.

An Affair to Remember (1957)
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An ex-nightclub singer falls in love with a wealthy bachelor on a transatlantic liner, but an accident prevents her from attending their subsequent rendezvous.

The Blue Max (1966)
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In Germany after World War I, an ambitious and skilful pilot causes the death of his comrades and steals the wife of his High Command superior, who eventually finds a means of revenge.

Marathon Man (1976)
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A vicious Nazi returns from Uruguay to New York in search of diamonds that had been kept for him by his now-dead brother, and is outwitted by the young brother of an American agent he has killed.

Acknowledgements

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