What’s On

Saturday, 17th April

Ship of Fools (1965)
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In 1933, a German liner leaves Vera Cruz for Bremerhaven with a mixed bag of passengers.

A Case for Dr Morelle (1957)
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Voice in the Night (1957, Ep 6)
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Dr Morelle investigates death threats made to an elderly spinster.

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.

Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple (1984–92)
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At Bertram’s Hotel (1987, S2, Ep 8)
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During a stay at one of London’s most elegant and venerable hotels, Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram’s stuffy veneer.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Neck (1979, S1)
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An unfaithful young wife is cut down to size by her husband’s butler.

East of Sudan (1964)
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A trooper, a governess and others escape downriver from one of General Gordon’s outposts.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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A young couple’s lives are strangely altered when the wife becomes obsessed with a stray cat.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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A neurotic woman with a fear of not being punctual is tormented by her husband on a troubled trip to America.

Trouble in Store (1953)
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A stock assistant cause chaos in a department store.

Our Man in Havana (1959)
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A British vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana allows himself to be recruited as a spy, and wishes he hadn’t.

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
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An impecunious heir eliminates eight D’Ascoynes who stand between him and the family fortune.

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

Bitter Victory (1957)
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Two officers sent on a document raid in Libya during World War II become poor soldiers because one suspects the other of an affair with his wife.

The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
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During World War II, ten marines are trained to travel by canoe into Bordeaux harbour and attach limpet mines to German ships.

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

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.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
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Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of a supernatural hound threatening the life of a Dartmoor baronet. 1959 Hammer version.

Elizabeth Taylor: A Life in Ten Pictures

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Elizabeth Taylor’s image is known around the world – she was one of the most famous women in Hollywood, but could just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we all know? This programme takes a journey through the actress’s life in 10 photos, with their secrets revealed by those who wer.

Burton and Taylor

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Having battled a series of personal struggles during rehearsals, former spouses Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor prepare to star in a 1983 production of Private Lives.

Elizabeth Taylor: England’s Other Elizabeth

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A profile of the double Oscar-winner filmed around the time of her visit to Britain in 2000, when she received a damehood from the Queen.