What’s On

Thursday, 13th August

The World at War (1973–74)
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The Desert (1973, S1, Ep 8)
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  • Thursday at 12am on Yesterday
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  • Thursday at 9am on Yesterday
The desert war, starting with Italy’s unsuccessful invasion of Egypt and the successive attacks and counter-attacks between Germany and Commonwealth forces, and the Afrika Korps’s eventual defeat at El Alamein.

For the Love of Ada (1970–71)
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The Birthday
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  • Thursday at 5.30am on Talking Pictures TV
Ada celebrates her birthday – but her own plans for the big day clash with everyone else’s.

It’s Tommy Cooper (1969–71)
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Episode #1.4 (1970, S1, Ep 4)
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  • Thursday at 6am on ITV4 HD
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  • Thursday at 7am on ITV4 Plus 1
Joan Greenwood guest stars as Samantha, with a rendition of ‘Knees Up Mother Brown’.

Candlelight in Algeria (1944)
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  • Thursday at 6am on Sony Movies Action
Spies seek the whereabouts of Allied rendezvous.

A Little of What You Fancy (1968)
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  • Thursday at 7.50am on Talking Pictures TV
A loving tribute to the great music halls, tracing what remains through original archive film, rare prints, portraits and photographs.

Hollywood Couples

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
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  • Thursday at 8am on Sky Documentaries HD
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  • Thursday at 7pm on Sky Documentaries HD
The relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who began an affair during the filming of Cleopatra and ended up getting married twice.

The Rainbow Jacket (1954)
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  • Thursday at 9.30am on Talking Pictures TV
A boy jockey is blackmailed into losing a big race.

The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)
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  • Thursday at 11.45am on Paramount Network HD
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  • Thursday at 12.50pm on Paramount Network HD
Survivors of an seaplane crash await rescue in a dinghy.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Death Can Add (1982, S5, Ep 10)
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An employee defrauds his investment firm out of greed and revenge, but is blackmailed by its auditor.

Murder Ahoy (1964)
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  • Thursday at 1.30pm on TCM Movies HD
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  • Thursday at 2.30pm on TCM Movies Plus 1
Miss Marple investigates murders on a naval cadet training ship.

Salome (1953)
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  • Thursday at 2.55pm on Sony Movies Action
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  • Thursday at 3.55pm on Sony Movies Action
Princess Salome of Galilee eludes her licentious stepfather, falls in love with a secret Christian and leaves home when her dancing fails to save the life of John the Baptist.

The Greengage Summer (1961)
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  • Thursday at 3pm on Sony Movies Classic
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  • Thursday at 4pm on Sony Movies Classic
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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.

Brandy for the Parson (1952)
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  • Thursday at 4.30pm on Talking Pictures TV
A couple on a yachting holiday find themselves unwittingly smuggling brandy into Britain.

The World at War (1973–74)
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Stalingrad (1974, S1, Ep 9)
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  • Thursday at 6pm on Yesterday
The mid-war German situation in southern Russia, resulting in the Battle of Stalingrad and its ultimate German catastrophe.

A Taste of Honey (1961)
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  • Thursday at 6.55pm on Sony Movies Classic
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  • Thursday at 7.55pm on Sony Movies Classic
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  • Thursday at 7.55pm on Sony Movies Classic Plus 1
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  • Thursday at 8.55pm on Sony Movies Classic Plus 1
Adventures of a pregnant Salford teenager, her sluttish mother, black lover and homosexual friend.

Murder She Said (1961)
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  • Thursday at 7.10pm on TCM Movies HD
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  • Thursday at 8.10pm on TCM Movies Plus 1
An elderly spinster investigates after seeing a woman strangled on a passing train.

Life at the Top (1965)
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  • Thursday at 9pm on Sony Movies Classic
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  • Thursday at 10pm on Sony Movies Classic
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  • Thursday at 10pm on Sony Movies Classic Plus 1
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  • Thursday at 11pm on Sony Movies Classic Plus 1
Ten years after marrying into money, Joe Lampton is dissatisfied, and he and his wife have affairs.

Botany Bay (1952)
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  • Thursday at 9.05pm on Talking Pictures TV
On a convict ship in 1787, an American student unjustly accused of robbery clashes with the brutal captain for the favours of the only woman aboard.

The World at War (1973–74)
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Distant War (1973, S1, Ep 2)
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  • Thursday at 10pm on Yesterday
The invasions of Poland, the Winter War, the sinking of the Graf Spee, the ‘phony war’, failure in Norway and the elevation of Winston Churchill to Prime Minister.

The Boys from Brazil (1978)
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  • Thursday at 11.05pm on Talking Pictures TV
A renegade Nazi in hiding has a sinister plot to reconquer the world.

Acknowledgements

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