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December 11th to December 17th

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TPTV Schedule December 11th to December 17th 2017

DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Mon 11 Dec 17 6:00 House of Darkness 1948. Horror. Director: Oswald Mitchell. Starring Lesley Brook, John Stuart, and in his debut feature, Laurence Harvey. A man visits a haunted house, and is terrorised by the ghost of a murder victim.
Mon 11 Dec 17 7:15 The Westerner The Courting Libby. 1962. Western Series created by Sam Peckinpah and starring Brian Keith. One of the most sophisticated westerns for its time or any other. (S1, E6)
Mon 11 Dec 17 7:45 The Marked One 1963. Crime. Director: Francis Searle. Stars William Lucas, Zena Walker & Patrick Jordan. Criminals kidnap a man’s daughter in order to obtain forgery plates which they believe to be in his possession
Mon 11 Dec 17 9:00 ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas 1965. Comedy. Directed by Sidney Miller. Starring Dick & Tom Smothers. Drowned at sea years ago, Tom Smothers returns as an angel. His mission is to get toys for needy children at Christmas time.
Mon 11 Dec 17 9:30 Forces’ Sweetheart 1953. Comedy directed by Maclean Rogers. Three goofy soldiers played by Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine and Freddie Frinton vie for the affections of the lovely Judy, the ENSA-tainer.
Mon 11 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors The Million Dollar Dump. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E1)
Mon 11 Dec 17 12:00 Desk Set 1957. Comedy. Director: Walter Lang. Stars Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn & Gig Young. Bunny is stuck in a dead-end relationship. Her life is thrown into turmoil when a Computer expert enters it.
Mon 11 Dec 17 14:00 Left, Right and Centre 1959. Comedy. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars: Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim & Patricia Bredin. The Tory candidate at the Earndale by-election inadvertently starts a friendship with his election rival.
Mon 11 Dec 17 15:50 Early One Morning 1937. Classic Swedish documentary by Gosta Roosling about an early morning Christmas service in a country church.
Mon 11 Dec 17 16:00 Nine Men 1943. War. Director: Harry Watt. Stars Gordon Jackson, Jack Lambert & Frederick Piper. British soldiers are attacked when travelling across the desolate wastes of WW2 Libya in this Ealing Studios film
Mon 11 Dec 17 17:20 BFI: Terminus 1961. Drama. Directed by John Schlesinger. Iconic short of a day in the life of a London Railway Station.
Mon 11 Dec 17 18:00 Rogue’s Rock Taped. 1976. Stars Donald Hewlett, Royston Tickner & Harold Goodwin. The return of the hit 70s ITV series, Rogue’s Rock! Where action & adventure await! (S2, E5)
Mon 11 Dec 17 18:30 The Smallest Show On Earth 1957. Comedy. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers, Virginia McKenna & Bill Travers. A couple inherit a small cinema are shocked to find a decrepit building.
Mon 11 Dec 17 20:15 Orpheum 1972. By Wilf Watters. Narrator: Vincent Worth. A look at the decline of cinema in the 70s as the home video boom began, with rare footage of the Odeon Finchley Road cinema in it’s final days.
Mon 11 Dec 17 20:30 Tell Me Another Stories About Their Life on Tour. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Clement Freud, Humphrey Lyttleton, Alfred Marks, Jack Parnell & Kenneth Williams. (S1, E24)
Mon 11 Dec 17 21:00 Scales of Justice 1965. The Material Witness. Stars Edgar Lustgarten & John Carlin. A younger executive plots to replace a firm’s manager, and turns him in to police as a drunk driver. (S1, E9)
Mon 11 Dec 17 21:35 Glimpses: The Economy Run 1957 – The Longer Mile 1957. Directed by Lew Davidson. Fantastic Economy drive footage of Silverstone and Ascot in the 50s. A must for all classic car enthusiasts.
Mon 11 Dec 17 22:00 Conrack 1974. Drama. Directed by Martin Ritt. Starring Jon Voight, Paul Winfield and Madge Sinclair. A teacher introduces full education to a class of illiterate black students against the authorities’ wishes
Mon 11 Dec 17 0:00 Sapphire 1959. Murder mystery. Directed by Basil Dearden and stars Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell and Michael Craig. Superintendent Robert Hazard investigates a murder, which could be racially motivated.
Mon 11 Dec 17 1:50 A Song Is Born 1948. Musical. Director: Howard Hawks. Stars Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman & Louis Armstrong. A group of music professors, including Frisbee & Magenbruch, are writing a music encyclopaedia.
Mon 11 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle The Vacant Chair. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. When a managing director dies during a meeting, two men immediately compete for the position. Guest stars Lloyd Lamble and Hazel Hughes. (S1, E1)
Mon 11 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors Play It Blue. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E17)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Tue 12 Dec 17 6:00 The Marx Brothers Short documentary film about the Marx brothers, the kings of Hollywood comedy in the early 30s – featuring rare footage from their heyday
Tue 12 Dec 17 6:10 The Gilded Cage 1955. Directed by John Gilling and starring Alex Nicol. Two brothers are embroiled in a racket to smuggle a valuable painting. When a murder is committed they must try and clear their names.
Tue 12 Dec 17 7:40 The Westerner Treasure. 1962. Western Series created by Sam Peckinpah and starring Brian Keith. One of the most sophisticated westerns for its time or any other. (S1, E7)
Tue 12 Dec 17 8:10 Girl Who Couldn’t Quite 1949. Comedy. Directed by Norman Lee. Stars Bill Owen, Elizabeth Henson & Betty Stockfeld. Ruth hasn’t smiled since she was a little girl but with the friendship of a tramp she smiles again.
Tue 12 Dec 17 9:45 It’s in the Bag 1943. Directed by Herbert Mason. Sisters Gert and Daisy find out an old dress of Granny’s that they have sold had £20,000 sewn into the hem. Can they get it back? Stars Elsie & Doris Waters.
Tue 12 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors Pier 60. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E2)
Tue 12 Dec 17 12:00 Too Late For Tears 1949. Drama. Director: Byron Haskin. Stars Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea & Arthur Kennedy. A ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and is determined to hold onto it.
Tue 12 Dec 17 14:00 Paper Tiger 1975. Drama. Directed by Ken Annakin and starring David Niven. An English man is hired as a tutor to the son of a Japanese ambassador. Life changes when the pair are kidnapped for political reasons.
Tue 12 Dec 17 16:00 The Fast Lady 1963. Comedy. Director: Ken Annakin. Stars Stanley Baxter, James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips & Julie Christie. Mr. Troon invests in a vintage Bentley to impress the daughter of a wealthy tycoon
Tue 12 Dec 17 18:00 Calling All Cars 1954. Starring Cardew Robinson, Adrienne Fancey, John Fitzgerald and Pauline Olsen. Comedy documentary, centring on the Dover Harbour car terminal. Directed by Maclean Rogers.
Tue 12 Dec 17 18:50 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square 1979. Drama. Released from prison, Pinky (Richard Jordan) vows to go straight, but after taking a maintenance job, he attracts a lot of attention. Starring David Niven
Tue 12 Dec 17 20:55 Tell Me Another General Stories 2. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Billy Dainty, Clive Dunn, Liza Goddard, Yootha Joyce, Bernard Manning, Jack Parnell & Mike Reid. (S1, E25)
Tue 12 Dec 17 21:25 Scales of Justice 1966. Company of Fools. Stars Edgar Lustgarten & Barrie Ingham. Five strangers band together to exact revenge on a man who ruined them financially. (S1, E10)
Tue 12 Dec 17 22:00 Bigger Than Life 1956. Drama. Directed by Nicholas Ray. Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush and Walter Matthau. A schoolteacher tries an experimental drug which changes his moods and personality.
Tue 12 Dec 17 0:00 The Wrong Arm Of the Law 1963. Comedy. Director: Cliff Owen. Stars Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins & Nanette Newman. A gangster learns of a traitor in his midst and makes a deal with the police
Tue 12 Dec 17 1:50 Romantic Undertakings 1996. A daughter takes on the running of a funeral business after her father’s death. Stars William Katt.
Tue 12 Dec 17 3:45 Randle & All That Comedy short with Ernest Arnley, Gloria Day, Donovan and Frank Randle. Donovan and Byl perform comic acrobatics, Arnley and Gloria do a dance routine and Frank Randle plays an elderly shoe repairer.
Tue 12 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle The Flip Side Man. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. A successful pop singer fears for his career and he is convinced he has a doppelganger. Guest stars Jess Conrad and Annette Carell Laurie. (S1, E2)
Tue 12 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors Chase the Dragon. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E18)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Wed 13 Dec 17 6:00 Christmas Carol Digest – Glimpses Castle Films short Digest looking at the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol staring Alastair Sim
Wed 13 Dec 17 6:15 Johnny On The Spot 1954. Crime directed by Maclean Rogers. Johnny (Hugh McDermott) returns from a prison sentence to get the man who framed him.
Wed 13 Dec 17 7:45 The Westerner The Old Man. 1962. Western Series created by Sam Peckinpah and starring Brian Keith. One of the most sophisticated westerns for its time or any other. (S1, E8)
Wed 13 Dec 17 8:15 Sheepdog of the Hills 1941. Drama. Directed by Germain Burger. Stars David Farrar, Philip Friend & Helen Perry. Farmers are all losing sheep, all except ‘Riggy’s’. Is it because of his ‘great’ sheepdog? Or…
Wed 13 Dec 17 9:45 Girdle of Gold 1952. Comedy directed by Montgomery Tully and filmed at Nettlefold. Starring Esmond Knight and Maudie Edwards. A husband hides a fortune in his wife’s girdle, only for the girdle to go ‘missing’.
Wed 13 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors The Platinum Highway. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E3)
Wed 13 Dec 17 12:00 A-Bob-In-The-Pound with Tommy Handley – Glimpses 1943. The well-known British comedian, Tommy Handley, gets us to sing along to start saving for the war effort and brighter days to come.
Wed 13 Dec 17 12:05 Not Wanted On Voyage 1957. Comedy. The rollicking adventures of two stewards aboard a pleasure cruiser. Starring Ronald Shiner and Brian Rix.
Wed 13 Dec 17 13:45 The 2nd International Offshore Powerboat Race in the 1962 Cowes to Torquay – Glimpses Follow the boats and marvel at the engines as we follow the British powerboat races in the 60s on the famous Cowes to Torquay race.
Wed 13 Dec 17 14:00 All Over The Town 1949. Drama. Director: Derek N. Twist. Norman Wooland, Sarah Churchill, Bryan Forbes & James Hayter. After serving in the RAF during WW2, Nat Hearn struggles to return to his pre-war job.
Wed 13 Dec 17 15:45 Glimpses: Motor Salesmanship in the 1930s Includes an interesting visit to The Hillman & Humber Works in Coventry, Dunlop Works in Birmingham, Vauxhall in Luton and the Austin works in Longbridge.
Wed 13 Dec 17 16:00 The Millionairess 1960. Comedy. Director: Anthony Asquith. Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers & Alastair Sim. Peter Sellers first big hit. She’s the world’s richest woman. But her inheritance comes with a catch
Wed 13 Dec 17 17:45 Early One Morning 1937. Classic Swedish documentary by Gosta Roosling about an early morning Christmas service in a country church.
Wed 13 Dec 17 18:00 Desk Set 1957. Comedy. Director: Walter Lang. Stars Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn & Gig Young. Bunny is stuck in a dead-end relationship. Her life is thrown into turmoil when a Computer expert enters it.
Wed 13 Dec 17 20:00 A Family At War 1971. Into The Dark. Created by John Finch. Stars Colin Douglas & Shelagh Fraser. Philip is brought into a desert hospital blinded. John considers suicide and Margaret makes her choice. (S2, E14)
Wed 13 Dec 17 21:00 Scales of Justice 1966. The Haunted Man. Stars Edgar Lustgarten & Keith Barron. An actor receives a head injury breaking up a robbery. The injury effects his memory and he can no longer remember his part. (S1, E11)
Wed 13 Dec 17 21:35 Dick Powell: Zane Grey Theatre – Man From Everywhere Man From Everywhere. Man From Everywhere. 1961. Director: Don Taylor. Stars Cesar Romero, Peter Whitney & Burt Reynolds. The Sherriff is worried about his prisoner when the local gentry begins to get
Wed 13 Dec 17 22:00 The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle 1977. Drama. Director: Jud Taylor. Stars Kurt Russell, Melissa Gilbert, John Carradine & Andrew Prine. Based on the true story of miners who became trapped underground in a cave-in on Christmas Eve.
Wed 13 Dec 17 0:00 Cone of Silence 1960. Drama. Director: Charles Frend. Stars Michael Craig, Peter Cushing & Bernard Lee. A veteran pilot faces a court inquiry after a jet airliner crashes. His daughter fights to clear his name.
Wed 13 Dec 17 1:50 The Good Die Young 1954. Thriller. Director: Lewis Gilbert. Stars Robert Morley, Joan Collins, Laurence Harvey & Margaret Leighton. A group of down-and-outs are holding up a post office van when things start to go wrong
Wed 13 Dec 17 3:50 Wilf Watters Presents Final Performance A short documentary based around the closing day of The Regent Cinema, Amersham in 1962
Wed 13 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Run with the Devil. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. A religious man is suffering from amnesia. His wife however seems to be more liberated sexually. Guest stars Derek Farr & Iris Russell. (S1, E3)
Wed 13 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors The Middle Man. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E19)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Thu 14 Dec 17 6:00 Private Information 1952. Drama starring Jill Esmond, Jack Watling, Carol Marsh and Gerard Heinz. Charlotte suspects that the council is corrupt and building defective drains that could cause public health issues.
Thu 14 Dec 17 7:15 The Westerner Ghost of a Chance. 1962. Western Series created by Sam Peckinpah and starring Brian Keith. One of the most sophisticated westerns for its time or any other. (S1, E9)
Thu 14 Dec 17 7:45 The Delavine Affair 1955. Crime drama starring Peter Reynolds, Honor Blackman and Gordon Jackson. The death of a local man leads a local reporter, and the dead man’s wife (Honor Blackman), to seek his killer.
Thu 14 Dec 17 9:00 The Red House 1947. Drama. Directed by Delmer Daves and starring Edward G Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson and Rory Calhoun. Two girls, when told not to, explore mysterious woodland and discover secrets
Thu 14 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors The Invisible Government. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E4)
Thu 14 Dec 17 12:00 Christmas In Britain – Glimpses Join the festive cheer all over the country in this short film showing how Christmases past were celebrated in London the great British countryside & a traditional British home.
Thu 14 Dec 17 12:10 A Place Of One’s Own 1945. Drama. Director: Bernard Knowles. Stars Margaret Lockwood, James Mason & Barbara Mullen. After an elderly couple move into an old house, they are joined by a young girl who becomes possessed.
Thu 14 Dec 17 14:00 Snowtime Serenade 1941- Glimpses A seasonal compilation by Castle Films with songs from the young vocalist Gloria Jean (Jingle Belles), The Milt Herth Trio, The Sportsmen and Lee, Lou and Lyn.
Thu 14 Dec 17 14:15 Light up the Sky! 1960. Comedy. Director: Lewis Gilbert. Stars Ian Carmichael, Tommy Steele & Benny Hill. British bittersweet comedy about misfits manning a British Army searchlight battery during the Blitz.
Thu 14 Dec 17 16:00 BFI: Snow Directed by Geoffrey Jones. A look at the efforts of British Railways in coping with the 1963 UK cold wave. Nominated for an academy award in 1965.
Thu 14 Dec 17 16:15 Guilt Is My Shadow 1950. Drama. Directed by Roy Kellino. Stars Patrick Holt, Elizabeth Sellars and Peter Reynolds. A farmer is enjoying an idyllic life in Devon, until his nephew arrives on the run from the police.
Thu 14 Dec 17 18:00 Take Two Jenny Hanley Interview. Our new series Take Two. Well-known faces from much loved British films and classic television shows talk about their lives and careers in the business. (S1, E10)
Thu 14 Dec 17 18:30 The Little Foxes 1941. Drama. Director: William Wyler. Stars Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Richard Carlson & Teresa Wright. Aristocrat, Regina Giddens, will let nothing stand in the way of achieving wealth & power.
Thu 14 Dec 17 20:40 Tell Me Another More Stories about their Early Lives. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Humphrey Lyttleton, Alfred Marks, Mike Reid, Terry Scott, Joan Turner & Max Wall. (S1, E26)
Thu 14 Dec 17 21:10 Scales of Justice 1966. Infamous Conduct. Stars Edgar Lustgarten & Dermot Walsh. A famous surgeon losses his license (and his wife) after a female patient accuses him of conduct unbecoming a physician. (S1, E12)
Thu 14 Dec 17 21:45 The 2nd International Offshore Powerboat Race in the 1962 Cowes to Torquay – Glimpses Follow the boats and marvel at the engines as we follow the British powerboat races in the 60s on the famous Cowes to Torquay race.
Thu 14 Dec 17 22:00 The Criminal 1960. Drama. Director: Joseph Losey. Stars Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Patrick Magee & Margit Saad. A racetrack robber escapes from prison & tries to get his hands on the loot from the job.
Thu 14 Dec 17 0:00 Breaking Away 1979. Comedy. Directed by Peter Yates. Starring Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Dennis Christopher and Jackie Earle-Hayley. A small-town boy vies for the affections of his college sweetheart.
Thu 14 Dec 17 2:00 Hot Target 1985. Drama. An American wife is seduced by a fellow American, but does she have another motive? Starring Simone Griffeth and Bryan Marshall.
Thu 14 Dec 17 3:50 BFI: Post Haste 1934. Factual. Humphrey Jennings’ first film as a director, a brief overview of the British postal service.
Thu 14 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Thin Ice. 1963. Director: John Ainsworth. Stars Herbert Lom. A teenaged ice skater feels her family are pushing her beyond her limits. Guest stars Janina Faye and George A. Cooper. (S1, E4)
Thu 14 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors Viva Vegas. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E20)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Fri 15 Dec 17 6:00 Kiss the Bride Goodbye 1944. Joan’s (Patricia Medina) mother wants her to marry her pompous boss although she loves a soldier (Jimmy Hanley). One of Jean Simmon’s first films.
Fri 15 Dec 17 7:45 The Westerner Line Camp. 1962. Western Series created by Sam Peckinpah and starring Brian Keith. One of the most sophisticated westerns for its time or any other. (S1, E10)
Fri 15 Dec 17 8:15 Shadow of Fear 1963. Crime drama directed by Ernest Morris and starring Paul Maxwell, Clare Owen and Anita West. Waiting for his flight home from Baghdad, Bill takes a message from a British secret agent.
Fri 15 Dec 17 9:30 House of Blackmail 1953. Crime. Directed by Maurice Elvey. An Army officer (William Sylvester) and Carol (Mary Germaine) must solve the murder of a blackmailer or be charged themselves.
Fri 15 Dec 17 10:55 A-Bob-In-The-Pound with Tommy Handley – Glimpses 1943. The well-known British comedian, Tommy Handley, gets us to sing along to start saving for the war effort and brighter days to come.
Fri 15 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors The Poppy Vendor. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E5)
Fri 15 Dec 17 12:00 The Real Glory 1939. War. Director: Henry Hathaway. Stars Gary Cooper, David Niven, Andrea Leeds & Broderick Crawford. In 1906, Col. Hatch is stationed in the Philippines and recruits officers to train the locals
Fri 15 Dec 17 14:00 The Good Die Young 1954. Thriller. Director: Lewis Gilbert. Stars Robert Morley, Joan Collins, Laurence Harvey & Margaret Leighton. A group of down-and-outs are holding up a post office van when things start to go wrong
Fri 15 Dec 17 16:00 BFI: Post Haste 1934. Factual. Humphrey Jennings’ first film as a director, a brief overview of the British postal service.
Fri 15 Dec 17 16:10 Cone of Silence 1960. Drama. Director: Charles Frend. Stars Michael Craig, Peter Cushing & Bernard Lee. A veteran pilot faces a court inquiry after a jet airliner crashes. His daughter fights to clear his name.
Fri 15 Dec 17 18:00 Take Two Shirley Eaton Interview. Our new series Take Two. Well-known faces from much loved British films and classic television shows talk about their lives and careers in the business. (S1, E12)
Fri 15 Dec 17 18:30 Sea of Sand 1958. War. Guy Green. Stars Richard Attenborough, Michael Craig & John Gregson. The Long Range Desert Group go on an expedition through North Africa to destroy a huge Nazi fuel dump.
Fri 15 Dec 17 20:30 Tell Me Another General Stories 3. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Clive Dunn, Liza Goddard, Humphrey Lyttleton, Marjorie Proops, Mike Reid & Terry Scott. (S1, E27)
Fri 15 Dec 17 21:00 Scales of Justice 1967. Payment In Kind. Stars Edgar Lustgarten & Maxine Audley. Debt collectors suggest ‘payment in kind’ after the wife of a struggling businessman falls behind on hire purchase payments. (S1, E13)
Fri 15 Dec 17 21:35 Peyton Place 1957. Drama. Director: Mark Robson. Stars Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips, Diane Varsi & Lloyd Nolan. An adaptation of Grace Metalious’ popular novel. A New England town hides secrets & scandals.
Fri 15 Dec 17 0:40 Nine Men 1943. War. Director: Harry Watt. Stars Gordon Jackson, Jack Lambert & Frederick Piper. British soldiers are attacked when travelling across the desolate wastes of WW2 Libya in this Ealing Studios film
Fri 15 Dec 17 2:00 The Fast Lady 1963. Comedy. Director: Ken Annakin. Stars Stanley Baxter, James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips & Julie Christie. Mr. Troon invests in a vintage Bentley to impress the daughter of a wealthy tycoon
Fri 15 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle The Lost Hours. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. A neurotic wife tries to commit suicide. Dr. Corder learns she is the least neurotic of the family. Guest stars Leonard Sachs and Ursula Howell. (S1, E5)
Fri 15 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors Fortress of Despair. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E21)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sat 16 Dec 17 6:00 Runaround: Christmas On Ice Christmas On Ice. 1980. Classic children’s gameshow. Hosted by Mike Reid and featuring Madness. Filmed at the Torquay Pavilion
Sat 16 Dec 17 6:30 The Riverside Murder 1935. Crime. Directed by Albert Parker and stars Basil Sydney, Alastair Sim, Judy Gunn and Tom Helmore. Inspector Winton investigates a murder that has occurred shortly before a meeting of financiers.
Sat 16 Dec 17 7:45 The Westerner Going Home. 1962. Western Series created by Sam Peckinpah and starring Brian Keith. One of the most sophisticated westerns for its time or any other. (S1, E11)
Sat 16 Dec 17 8:15 King of the Underworld 1952. Crime. Director: Victor M. Gover. Stars Tod Slaughter, Patrick Barr, Tucker McGuire & Ingeborg Von Kusserow. A crook is implicated in blackmail, greed for emeralds, a secret formula and murder.
Sat 16 Dec 17 9:50 A-Bob-In-The-Pound with Tommy Handley – Glimpses 1943. The well-known British comedian, Tommy Handley, gets us to sing along to start saving for the war effort and brighter days to come.
Sat 16 Dec 17 9:55 Bloodhounds of Broadway 1952. Musical. Director: Harmon Jones. Stars Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Marguerite Chapman and Mitzi Green. Emily, a country girl, longs to be in show business then she meets a New York bookmaker.
Sat 16 Dec 17 11:45 Glimpses: Screenagers! Early 1960s documentary into the spending habit of ‘screenagers’ and the cinema goers of the 60s. Brilliant footage of 50s and 60s cinemas and the ‘screenagers’ themselves.
Sat 16 Dec 17 12:00 Sapphire 1959. Murder mystery. Directed by Basil Dearden and stars Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell and Michael Craig. Superintendent Robert Hazard investigates a murder, which could be racially motivated.
Sat 16 Dec 17 13:50 Too Late For Tears 1949. Drama. Director: Byron Haskin. Stars Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea & Arthur Kennedy. A ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and is determined to hold onto it.
Sat 16 Dec 17 15:50 Snowtime Serenade 1941- Glimpses A seasonal compilation by Castle Films with songs from the young vocalist Gloria Jean (Jingle Belles), The Milt Herth Trio, The Sportsmen and Lee, Lou and Lyn.
Sat 16 Dec 17 16:00 Chase a Crooked Shadow 1958. Thriller. Director: Michael Anderson. Stars Anne Baxter, Richard Todd, Herbert Lom & Faith Brook. At Kimberley’s villa, a stranger shows-up & claims he is her brother who she thought to be dead.
Sat 16 Dec 17 17:45 The 2nd International Offshore Powerboat Race in the 1962 Cowes to Torquay – Glimpses Follow the boats and marvel at the engines as we follow the British powerboat races in the 60s on the famous Cowes to Torquay race.
Sat 16 Dec 17 18:00 Left, Right and Centre 1959. Comedy. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars: Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim & Patricia Bredin. The Tory candidate at the Earndale by-election inadvertently starts a friendship with his election rival.
Sat 16 Dec 17 19:50 A-Bob-In-The-Pound with Tommy Handley – Glimpses 1943. The well-known British comedian, Tommy Handley, gets us to sing along to start saving for the war effort and brighter days to come.
Sat 16 Dec 17 19:55 The Wrong Arm Of the Law 1963. Comedy. Director: Cliff Owen. Stars Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins & Nanette Newman. A gangster learns of a traitor in his midst and makes a deal with the police
Sat 16 Dec 17 21:45 BFI: Christmas Under Fire It’s 1940 as the UK prepares for Christmas in this propaganda film intended for US audiences. It’s a Christmas of holly & barbed wire yet the British are determined to make it as cheerful as possible.
Sat 16 Dec 17 22:00 The Criminal 1960. Drama. Director: Joseph Losey. Stars Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Patrick Magee & Margit Saad. A racetrack robber escapes from prison & tries to get his hands on the loot from the job.
Sat 16 Dec 17 0:00 The Little Foxes 1941. Drama. Director: William Wyler. Stars Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Richard Carlson & Teresa Wright. Aristocrat, Regina Giddens, will let nothing stand in the way of achieving wealth & power.
Sat 16 Dec 17 2:15 Light up the Sky! 1960. Comedy. Director: Lewis Gilbert. Stars Ian Carmichael, Tommy Steele & Benny Hill. British bittersweet comedy about misfits manning a British Army searchlight battery during the Blitz.
Sat 16 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle A Friend of the Sergeant Major. 1963. Director: Don Sharp. Stars Herbert Lom. A Doctor must write an assessment on a soldier who is being court-martialled. Guest stars Alfred Burke. (S1, E6)
Sat 16 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors The Wrecker. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E22)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sun 17 Dec 17 6:00 It Happened In Soho 1948. Drama. Director: Frank Chisnell. Stars Richard Murdoch, Patricia Raine & Henry Oscar. Murder drama set in Soho involving a police inspector, a newspaper reporter and a country girl.
Sun 17 Dec 17 6:55 The Westerner Hand on the Gun. 1962. Western Series created by Sam Peckinpah and starring Brian Keith. One of the most sophisticated westerns for its time or any other. (S1, E12)
Sun 17 Dec 17 7:25 Colonel March Investigates 1953. Crime drama starring Boris Karloff, Joan Sims and Richard Wattis. Colonel March runs the Scotland Yard office for the Department of Queer Complaints and investigates 3 strange crimes.
Sun 17 Dec 17 8:45 The Way Ahead 1944. War. Director: Carol Reed. Stars Jimmy Hanley, Stanley Holloway, Trevor Howard & David Niven. After a battalion suffers casualties at Dunkirk, the gaps in the ranks must be filled by ‘call-ups’.
Sun 17 Dec 17 11:00 Born Of The Sea Born Of The Sea 1949. A mysterious baby is found in a boat at sea. Where is he from? A charming portrait of a small coastal community in Coverack. Stars Dorothea Paul Directed by Anthony Mavrogordato
Sun 17 Dec 17 12:00 Bloodhounds of Broadway 1952. Musical. Director: Harmon Jones. Stars Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Marguerite Chapman and Mitzi Green. Emily, a country girl, longs to be in show business then she meets a New York bookmaker.
Sun 17 Dec 17 13:50 The Captive Heart 1946. War. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars Michael Redgrave, Jack Warner, Rachel Kempson & Mervyn Johns. A concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer.
Sun 17 Dec 17 15:50 Wilf Watters Presents Final Performance A short documentary based around the closing day of The Regent Cinema, Amersham in 1962
Sun 17 Dec 17 16:00 The Smallest Show On Earth 1957. Comedy. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers, Virginia McKenna & Bill Travers. A couple inherit a small cinema are shocked to find a decrepit building.
Sun 17 Dec 17 17:40 Arctic Highway – Glimpses Short vintage documentary film about Finland following the 1000-mile road from its historic capital via the farms and traditional people of the countryside to the Arctic coast.
Sun 17 Dec 17 18:00 Chase a Crooked Shadow 1958. Thriller. Director: Michael Anderson. Stars Anne Baxter, Richard Todd, Herbert Lom & Faith Brook. At Kimberley’s villa, a stranger shows-up & claims he is her brother who she thought to be dead.
Sun 17 Dec 17 19:45 The History of Rover – Glimpses Insightful glimpse into the history of the Rover Motorcar from its creation and concept to the racetracks and streets.
Sun 17 Dec 17 20:00 A Family At War 1971. The Straight And Narrow. Created by John Finch. Stars Colin Douglas & Shelagh Fraser. Margaret visits Michael to end their affair. John works on his relationship with his mother. (S2, E15)
Sun 17 Dec 17 21:00 The Human Jungle A Women With Scars. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. An MP suddenly discovers that his much younger wife is having strange compulsions. Guest stars Frank Lawton and Jeanne Moody. (S1, E10)
Sun 17 Dec 17 22:00 Hoffman 1970. Comedy. Director: Alvin Rakoff. Stars Peter Sellers, Sinead Cusack, Jeremy Bulloch, Ruth Dunning & David Lodge. A businessman blackmails his secretary to spend a romantic holiday with him.
Sun 17 Dec 17 0:10 Breaking Away 1979. Comedy. Directed by Peter Yates. Starring Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Dennis Christopher and Jackie Earle-Hayley. A small-town boy vies for the affections of his college sweetheart.
Sun 17 Dec 17 2:10 Little Shop of Horrors 1960. Horror. Director: Roger Corman. Stars Jack Nicholson, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph & Meri Welles. After Seymour creates a new plant species, the plant begins to speak and now demands human flesh
Sun 17 Dec 17 3:45 The Great Chase 1949. WC Fields stars in these excerpts from the 1940 feature film The Bank Dick – stars WC Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel and Franklin Pangborn.
Sun 17 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle 14 Ghosts. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. Lady Shaw, wife of a high court judge, is caught stealing in a department store. Guest stars Andre Morrell and Avice Landon. (S1, E7)
Sun 17 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors Babes in Wall Street. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E23)

December 18th to December 24th

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TPTV Schedule December 18th to December 24th 2017

DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Mon 18 Dec 17 6:00 Bulldog Drummond 1929. Thriller. Director: F Richard Jones. Stars Ronald Colman, Joan Bennett & Claud Allister. Urbane sleuth Bulldog Drummond and his man, Algy, help a woman who answers their ad in the London Times
Mon 18 Dec 17 7:55 The Westerner The Painting. 1962. Western Series created by Sam Peckinpah and starring Brian Keith. One of the most sophisticated westerns for its time or any other. (S1, E13)
Mon 18 Dec 17 8:25 Musical Miniatures – Glimpses 1946. Musical Miniatures. Variety show featuring big band performances from the orchestras of Al Donahue and Johnny Long
Mon 18 Dec 17 8:35 Quartet 1948. Drama. Director Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French & Ralph Smart. Stars Cecil Parker, Dirk Bogarde & George Cole. Four of Somerset Maugham’s stories brought to the screen.
Mon 18 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors Bite of a Tiger. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E6)
Mon 18 Dec 17 12:00 A-Bob-In-The-Pound with Tommy Handley – Glimpses 1943. The well-known British comedian, Tommy Handley, gets us to sing along to start saving for the war effort and brighter days to come.
Mon 18 Dec 17 12:04 Blood On The Sun 1945. Thriller directed by Frank Lloyd and starring James Cagney and Sylvia Sidney. A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose the government’s plan for world domination.
Mon 18 Dec 17 13:59 BFI: Post Early for Christmas 1951. Animation. This delightful silhouette animation may not be the most logical argument for helping the Post Office out, but who cares when it’s so charmingly packaged.
Mon 18 Dec 17 14:00 BFI: A Letter From Ayrshire 1954. Family. Directed by J.E. Ewins. This endearing travelogue takes the guise of a young lad’s letter to his New York pen pal.
Mon 18 Dec 17 14:15 Albert R.N. 1953. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Starring Jack Warner, Robert Beatty and Anthony Steel. With the help of a life-like dummy, Allied forces are escaping a POW camp. Based on a true story.
Mon 18 Dec 17 16:00 BFI: Christmas Under Fire It’s 1940 as the UK prepares for Christmas in this propaganda film intended for US audiences. It’s a Christmas of holly & barbed wire yet the British are determined to make it as cheerful as possible.
Mon 18 Dec 17 16:15 To Paris With Love 1955. Comedy. Director: Robert Hamer. Stars Alec Guinness, Vernon Gray & Odile Versois. A Widow sends his 20 year-old son to Paris after deciding it is time to introduce him to the opposite sex.
Mon 18 Dec 17 17:50 Christmas In Britain – Glimpses Join the festive cheer all over the country in this short film showing how Christmases past were celebrated in London the great British countryside & a traditional British home.
Mon 18 Dec 17 18:00 Rogue’s Rock Crisis. 1976. Stars Donald Hewlett, Royston Tickner & Harold Goodwin. The return of the hit 70s ITV series, Rogue’s Rock! Where action & adventure await! (S2, E6)
Mon 18 Dec 17 18:30 A Run For Your Money 1949. Comedy. Director: Charles Frend. Stars Alec Guinness, Donald Houston, Moira Lister & Hugh Griffith. Two Welsh brothers, Tom & Dai take an excursion to London for the first time and get separated
Mon 18 Dec 17 20:10 Hovercraft – Glimpses Short Educational film about the daily workings of the SR.N4 hovercrafts which used to cross the English Channel detailing the features of the crafts and passengers’ experiences.
Mon 18 Dec 17 20:30 Tell Me Another Showbusiness Colleagues. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Liza Goddard, Alfred Marks, Jack Parnell, Joan Turner & Kenneth Williams. (S1, E28)
Mon 18 Dec 17 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre Who Killed Julie Greer. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Lloyd Bridges, Ronald Reagan & Mickey Rooney. (S1, E1)
Mon 18 Dec 17 22:00 Silver Dream Racer 1980. Drama. Director: David Wickes. Stars David Essex, Beau Bridges, Harry H Corbett & Diane Keen. A motorcycle enthusiast inherits the prototype for an incredibly fast bike, designed by his brother.
Mon 18 Dec 17 0:10 The Trap 1966. Drama. Directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Oliver Reed, Rita Tushingham and Linda Goranson. A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his cabin in the woods
Mon 18 Dec 17 2:15 Best Friends 1975. Drama. Directed by Noel Nosseck and stars Richard Hatch, Susanne Benton and Doug Chapin. Mature Jesse, his best friend Pat, Jesse’s fiancé Kathy, and Pat’s gal pal Jo embark on a road trip
Mon 18 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Fine Feathers. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. A young couple seem to be living above their means. Penny claims she’s using a legacy to shower her husband with gifts. Guest stars Jane Merrow. (S1, E8)
Mon 18 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors My Native Land. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E24)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Tue 19 Dec 17 6:00 Beloved Enemy 1936. Drama. Director: H.C. Potter. Stars Merle Oberon, David Niven, Henry Stephenson & Jerome Cowan. During the Irish war of Independence, Irish rebel leader falls in love with an English aristocrat.
Tue 19 Dec 17 7:50 Johnny Ringo The Arrival. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant and Mark Goddard. Johnny Ringo, a gunslinger, is hired as the sheriff of Velardi, Arizona, a wide-open frontier town (S1, E1)
Tue 19 Dec 17 8:20 Soho Conspiracy 1950. Drama. Restaurant owners’ daughter Dora (Zena Marshall) and press agent Guy (John Witty) plan a concert to restore a bombed church, but their plans are thwarted by a lawyer who has other plans.
Tue 19 Dec 17 10:00 Action Stations 1957. Drama. Directed by Cecil H. Williamson and starring Paul Carpenter and Mary Martin. A forger flees to Spain but his daughter is kidnapped by a gang.
Tue 19 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors Touch of Evil. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E7)
Tue 19 Dec 17 12:00 Gonks Go Beat 1965. Sci-Fi. Director: Robert Hartford-Davis. Stars Kenneth Connor, Frank Thornton, Lulu, The Nashville Teens & Members of The Graham Bond Organisation. Psychedelic re-imagining of Romeo & Juliet
Tue 19 Dec 17 13:50 The Night Before Christmas – 1946 A beautiful adaptation of the famous poem, with a mixture of animation and live action made in 1946.
Tue 19 Dec 17 14:00 Silver Fleet 1943. War. Directors: Vernon Sewell & Gordon Wellesley. Stars Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers & Esmond Knight. The Gestapo, anxious for operational submarines, meet with the owner of a Dutch port.
Tue 19 Dec 17 15:45 BFI: Snow Directed by Geoffrey Jones. A look at the efforts of British Railways in coping with the 1963 UK cold wave. Nominated for an academy award in 1965.
Tue 19 Dec 17 16:00 The Night My Number Came Up 1955. Mystery. Directed by Leslie Norman and starring Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Denholm Elliott and Alexander Knox. A military aircraft’s fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.
Tue 19 Dec 17 18:00 Best Years of Our Lives 1946. Drama. Director: William Wyler. Stars Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Harold Russell & Myrna Loy. After WW2, the Greatest Generation returned home to great, but bittersweet, fanfare.
Tue 19 Dec 17 21:20 BFI: Waverley Steps 1948. Factual. Director: John Eldridge. With visual grace, and wit, the film entwines a coalman’s working day with students’ revels by night, the proceedings of a court with the rituals of a courtship
Tue 19 Dec 17 22:00 Sewers of Gold 1979. Crime thriller. Directed by Francis Megahy and stars Ian McShane, Christopher Matthew and Warren Clarke. A group of fascists plan to finance their work by pulling off a bank robbery.
Tue 19 Dec 17 0:05 Hands Of The Ripper 1971. Horror. Director: Peter Sasdy. Stars Eric Porter, Jane Merrow, Angharad Rees & Dora Bryan. Jack the Ripper’s daughter seems possessed by her father’s spirit 15 years after her mother’s murder.
Tue 19 Dec 17 1:45 Silver Dream Racer 1980. Drama. Director: David Wickes. Stars David Essex, Beau Bridges, Harry H Corbett & Diane Keen. A motorcycle enthusiast inherits the prototype for an incredibly fast bike, designed by his brother.
Tue 19 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle The Wall. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. The sudden unorthodox behaviour of Jan Zapotski leads his bewildered but devoted parents and in-laws to consult Dr Corder. Guest stars Jeremy Spenser. (S1, E9)
Tue 19 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors The Malignant Hearts. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E25)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Wed 20 Dec 17 6:00 The Olden Days Coat 1981. Director: Bruce Pittman. Stars: Megan Follows, Doris Petrie & Daniel Buccos. While at her grandmother’s house, a ten-year-old girl finds a coat in the closet and is suddenly taken back in time.
Wed 20 Dec 17 6:25 Vengeance Is Mine 1949. Drama. Director: Alan Cullimore. Stars Valentine Dyall, Anne Firth, Richard Goolden & Sam Kydd. A dying man hires an assassin to kill so he can frame his death on an enemy.
Wed 20 Dec 17 7:40 Johnny Ringo Cully. A carnival whose primary attraction is sharpshooter Kid Adonis arrives in town. Healey wants to make the big-time by adding to Adonis’ reputation as the man who killed Johnny Ringo. (S1, E2)
Wed 20 Dec 17 8:10 Kill Me Tomorrow 1957. Directed by Terence Fisher. Starring Tommy Steele & Pat O’Brien. Crosbie is sacked, but needs his job to fund an operation for his son, only to find his old editor has been murdered.
Wed 20 Dec 17 9:50 Sister Kenny 1946. Drama. Based on a true story. The struggle of a young nurse who discovers an effective treatment for Polio- but can’t get official recognition. Starring Rosalind Russell and Alexander Knox.
Wed 20 Dec 17 12:00 Christmas Without Snow 1980. Drama. Directed by John Korty. Michael Learned, John Houseman, Ramon Bieri, James Cromwell & Valerie Curtin star in touching tale of a divorcee who moves to a small Nebraska town with her son.
Wed 20 Dec 17 14:00 Glimpses: Fitness Wins the Game Made in 1940 and directed by Donald Carter. An educational short, see Leeds play Derby, learn the art of cycling, cricket, running clubs and male fitness clubs
Wed 20 Dec 17 14:15 The Night Has Eyes 1942. Thriller. Director: Leslie Arliss. Stars James Mason, Wilfrid Lawson, Joyce Howard & Mary Clare. Two school teachers take refuge in an isolated house in the Yorkshire Moors when a storm breaks.
Wed 20 Dec 17 15:50 Your Voice on the Telephone – Glimpses Glimpses: Early 1950s Instructional film on how to use the Telephone and how it works.
Wed 20 Dec 17 16:00 The Woman For Joe 1955. Drama. Director: George More O’Ferrall. Stars Diane Cilento, George Baker, Jimmy Karoubi & David Kossoff. A sideshow owner and his main attraction fall in love with the same woman.
Wed 20 Dec 17 17:50 Glimpses – Scarborough 1930 Rare archive footage of Scarborough in 1930, featuring a beautiful horse-drawn parade, fisherman on the pier and swimmers braving the elements in the sea
Wed 20 Dec 17 18:00 Seven Days to Noon 1950. Drama. Directors: John & Roy Boulting. Stars Barry Jones, Andre Morell, Joan Hickson & Olive Sloane. A scientist steals an atomic bomb and threatens to detonate it in London.
Wed 20 Dec 17 19:50 Sam’s Medal 1936. Very rare animation directed by Anson Dyer and narrated by Stanley Holloway. Sam’s Medal tells the story of Private Samuel Small who saved his Sergeant Major’s life!
Wed 20 Dec 17 20:00 A Family At War 1971. The Straight And Narrow. Created by John Finch. Stars Colin Douglas & Shelagh Fraser. Margaret visits Michael to end their affair. John works on his relationship with his mother. (S2, E15)
Wed 20 Dec 17 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre John J Diggs. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Rhonda Fleming. (S1, E2)
Wed 20 Dec 17 22:00 Compulsion 1959. Crime. Director: Richard Fleischer. Stars Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman & Diane Varsi. Two students murder a boy in a philosophical exercise to commit the flawless crime.
Wed 20 Dec 17 0:00 Ferry to Hong Kong 1958. Adventure. Director: Lewis Gilbert. Stars Orson Welles. An adventure at sea ensues when Captain Hart has to accept a Hong Kong deportee. Also stars Curt Jurgens, Sylvia Syms and Jeremy Spencer
Wed 20 Dec 17 2:15 The Night Has Eyes 1942. Thriller. Director: Leslie Arliss. Stars James Mason, Wilfrid Lawson, Joyce Howard & Mary Clare. Two school teachers take refuge in an isolated house in the Yorkshire Moors when a storm breaks.
Wed 20 Dec 17 3:50 Glimpses: Olympic Winter Thrills 1948 1948. Short film showing exciting highlights of the races and pageantry at Switzerland’s 1948 Winter Olympics.
Wed 20 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle A Women With Scars. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. An MP suddenly discovers that his much younger wife is having strange compulsions. Guest stars Frank Lawton and Jeanne Moody. (S1, E10)
Wed 20 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors A Man’s Castle. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E26)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Thu 21 Dec 17 6:00 Public Nuisance No. 1 1936. Comedy. Directed by Marcel Varnel and stars Frances Day, Arthur Riscoe and Muriel Aked. A young man goes to work as a waiter in a French hotel in this early British comedy with music.
Thu 21 Dec 17 7:35 Johnny Ringo The Accused. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant and Mark Goddard. Virgil Kincaid, the owner of a hardscrabble ranch, is accused of murdering Lorna Parrott. (S1, E3)
Thu 21 Dec 17 8:05 Freedom To Die 1961. Crime drama directed by Francis Searle. Paul Maxwell plays Craig Owen, an incarcerated criminal whose cellmate holds the secret to the valuable contents within a safe deposit box.
Thu 21 Dec 17 9:20 After The Ball 1957. Musical. Director: Compton Bennett. Stars Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey & Jerry Stovin. The biographical telling of the great music hall singer Vesta Tilley, who married into the nobility.
Thu 21 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors Mr Meglomania. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E8)
Thu 21 Dec 17 12:00 Early One Morning 1937. Classic Swedish documentary by Gosta Roosling about an early morning Christmas service in a country church.
Thu 21 Dec 17 12:15 Thunderstorm 1956. Drama. Director: John Guillermin. Stars Linda Christian, Carlos Thompson & Charles Korvin. Controversy stirs in a village when a Lady is rescued at sea and the men begin vying for her affections
Thu 21 Dec 17 14:00 I’ve Gotta Horse 1965. Comedy. Director: Kenneth Hume. Stars Billy Fury, Amanda Barrie, Michael Medwin & The Batchelors. Billy, a lover of animals, decides to get himself a sheepdog, but returns with a racehorse
Thu 21 Dec 17 15:50 Our London 1947 – Glimpses Rare archive footage from 1947 of London’s landmarks decades in the past, including Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament.
Thu 21 Dec 17 16:00 Tarka The Otter 1979. Family. Director: David Cobham. Stars Peter Ustinov, Peter Bennett & Edward Underdown. A family film which follows the life of an otter and its adventures in the wild.
Thu 21 Dec 17 17:50 Glimpses – Family Christmas Nostalgic home videos of families tucking into their Christmas dinner with all generations decked out in all their festive finery
Thu 21 Dec 17 18:00 The Pickwick Papers 1954. Comedy. In this British classic the Pickwick Club send a group to find interesting things around England. Stars James Hayter, Nigel Patrick, Kathleen Harrison & Harry Fowler.
Thu 21 Dec 17 20:05 BFI: Night Mail 1936. Directors: Harry Watt & Basil Wright. Narrated by Pat Jackson. A critically acclaimed British documentary film about the operation of the 30s Royal Mail train delivery service.
Thu 21 Dec 17 20:30 Tell Me Another More Stories about Their Careers. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Bernard Manning, Alfred Marks, Leslie Phillips, Marjorie Proops & Terry Scott (S1, E29)
Thu 21 Dec 17 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre Out Of The Night. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Charles McGraw & Feto Scotti. (S1, E3)
Thu 21 Dec 17 22:00 Conrack 1974. Drama. Directed by Martin Ritt. Starring Jon Voight, Paul Winfield and Madge Sinclair. A teacher introduces full education to a class of illiterate black students against the authorities’ wishes
Thu 21 Dec 17 0:00 Rattle Of A Simple Man 1964. Drama. Director: Oscar winning Muriel Box. Stars Harry H. Corbett, Diane Cilento, Thora Hird & Michael Medwin. Daring romance between a shy northern football fan and a worldly London prostitute.
Thu 21 Dec 17 1:55 Sewers of Gold 1979. Crime thriller. Directed by Francis Megahy and stars Ian McShane, Christopher Matthew and Warren Clarke. A group of fascists plan to finance their work by pulling off a bank robbery.
Thu 21 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Time-Check. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. A thief seems strangely fascinated by clocks. Inspector Meredith & Dr Corder hold opposed views. Guest stars Melvyn Hayes & Gerald James. (S1, E11)
Thu 21 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors Journey Into Mourning. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E27)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Fri 22 Dec 17 6:00 The Mill on the Floss 1936. Drama. Stars Geraldine Fitzgerald, James Mason & Felix Aylmer. A feud breaks out between two families over the rights to the water from the River Floss which powers the mill.
Fri 22 Dec 17 7:30 Johnny Ringo A Killing For Cully. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant and Mark Goddard. Cully kills a drunken rancher who threatened him in a saloon and is stricken with remorse. (S1, E4)
Fri 22 Dec 17 8:00 You Pay Your Money 1957. Crime Drama. A rogue smuggler enters a murky world when his wife is kidnapped. Directed by Maclean Rogers. Starring Hugh McDermott, Jane Hylton and Honor Blackman.
Fri 22 Dec 17 9:15 Where’s Willy 1978. Family. An 8 year old genius invents an electronic device and disrupts the town. Starring Guy Madison.
Fri 22 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors The Golden Carpet. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E9)
Fri 22 Dec 17 12:00 Christmas In Britain – Glimpses Join the festive cheer all over the country in this short film showing how Christmases past were celebrated in London the great British countryside & a traditional British home.
Fri 22 Dec 17 12:10 Lady Of Deceit 1947. Crime Drama. A calculating divorcee risks all by getting involved with a hot-headed murderer. Stars Claire Trevor and Lawrence Tierney. Directed by Robert Wise.
Fri 22 Dec 17 14:00 Glimpses: Harry Roy In Floor Show 1935 1935. A short extract from ‘Floor Show’ staring British bandleader and clarinettist, Harry Roy, singing ‘I Fell in Love with the Girl from the Poster’
Fri 22 Dec 17 14:10 A Run For Your Money 1949. Comedy. Director: Charles Frend. Stars Alec Guinness, Donald Houston, Moira Lister & Hugh Griffith. Two Welsh brothers, Tom & Dai take an excursion to London for the first time and get separated
Fri 22 Dec 17 15:50 Glimpses: Riot On Ice 1943. Excerpts from Abbott & Costello’s 1943 comedy feature, Hit the Ice.
Fri 22 Dec 17 16:00 Home For Christmas 1990. Drama. Directed by Peter McCubbin. Mickey Rooney is an old thief who befriends a child. Good performances and a touch of supernatural bring a solid sentimental journey. Starring Simon Richards.
Fri 22 Dec 17 18:00 It’s a Wonderful World 1956. Comedy directed by Val Guest and starring Terence Morgan, George Cole, Kathleen Harrison. Two struggling composers hit on a novel way of producing music backwards!
Fri 22 Dec 17 19:50 BFI: The Christmas Tree 1966. Family. Starring Brian Blessed, William Burleigh, Anthony Honour & Kate Nicholls. Gary determines to get a tree for children who will be in hospital for Christmas. Directed by Jim Clark.
Fri 22 Dec 17 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre Somebody’s Waiting. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Mickey Rooney & Susan Oliver. (S1, E4)
Fri 22 Dec 17 22:00 Passage Home 1955. Drama. Director: Roy Ward Baker. Starring: Peter Finch, Diane Cilento and Anthony Steel. A young woman comes to regret her rescue from a difficult situation in South America.
Fri 22 Dec 17 0:00 The Family Way 1966. Drama. Directors: Roy & John Boulting. Stars Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, John Mills & Marjorie Rhodes. A look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, who’s marriage has yet to be consummated.
Fri 22 Dec 17 2:15 I’ve Gotta Horse 1965. Comedy. Director: Kenneth Hume. Stars Billy Fury, Amanda Barrie, Michael Medwin & The Batchelors. Billy, a lover of animals, decides to get himself a sheepdog, but returns with a racehorse
Fri 22 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle The Two Edged Sword. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. Two young mothers ask Dr Corder to help them with entirely different problems. Guest stars Susan Burnet and Pauline Yates. (S1, E12)
Fri 22 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors The Blind Goddess. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E28)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sat 23 Dec 17 6:00 Mutiny 1952. Starring Mark Stevens & Angela Lansbury. During the war of 1812, the U.S., in need of gold, arranges to borrow it from France. A young Captain must navigate through the British blockade.
Sat 23 Dec 17 7:40 The Miracle Of The Bells 1948. Drama. Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress back to her hometown for burial. Starring Frank Sinatra & Fred MacMurray.
Sat 23 Dec 17 10:00 50s Christmas Round Nan & Grandad A Glimpse at a traditional Christmas Tea in the 50s, amateur footage.
Sat 23 Dec 17 10:05 The Galloping Major 1951. Director: Henry Cornelius. Stars Basil Radford, Sidney James, Jimmy Hanley & Janette Scott. A retired British Major wants to get into horse racing but accidently buys the wrong horse.
Sat 23 Dec 17 11:45 Christmas Carols in 1947 – Glimpses Glimpses: Join us in a Christmas Carol sing along filmed in 1947.
Sat 23 Dec 17 12:00 Scrooge 1935. Family. Ebenezer Scrooge (Seymour Hicks) is persuaded to change his ways one Christmas by visitations from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come. Also stars Donald Calthrop.
Sat 23 Dec 17 13:35 David Copperfield 1970. Drama. Director: Delbert Mann. Stars Richard Attenborough, Laurence Olivier, Susan Hampshire, Cyril Cusack, Wendy Hiller & Edith Evans. Dickens’ story of a young man’s journey to maturity.
Sat 23 Dec 17 15:55 BFI: Post Early for Christmas 1951. Animation. This delightful silhouette animation may not be the most logical argument for helping the Post Office out, but who cares when it’s so charmingly packaged.
Sat 23 Dec 17 16:00 The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle 1977. Drama. Director: Jud Taylor. Stars Kurt Russell, Melissa Gilbert, John Carradine & Andrew Prine. Based on the true story of miners who became trapped underground in a cave-in on Christmas Eve.
Sat 23 Dec 17 18:00 Home For Christmas 1990. Drama. Directed by Peter McCubbin. Mickey Rooney is an old thief who befriends a child. Good performances and a touch of supernatural bring a solid sentimental journey. Starring Simon Richards.
Sat 23 Dec 17 20:00 Heavens Above! 1963. Comedy. Directed by John & Roy Boulting. Stars Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Cecil Parker & Eric Sykes. Due to mistaken identity, a minister is accidently appointed to a snobbish parish.
Sat 23 Dec 17 22:20 This Happy Breed 1944. Drama. Director: David Lean. Stars Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, John Mills & Stanley Holloway. After WW1, a family lead an ordinary sort of life until the outbreak of WW2.
Sat 23 Dec 17 0:35 Compulsion 1959. Crime. Director: Richard Fleischer. Stars Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman & Diane Varsi. Two students murder a boy in a philosophical exercise to commit the flawless crime.
Sat 23 Dec 17 2:40 Mark of The Phoenix 1957. Crime drama directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Anton Diffring. Crooks steal a secret metal formula and plan to smuggle it into East Germany.
Sat 23 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Over and Out. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. A pilot crashes a prototype fighter. Dr Corder is asked to investigate a possible planned suicide. Guest stars Ian Bannen and Zena Marshall. (S1, E13)
Sat 23 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors A Book of Faces. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E29)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sun 24 Dec 17 6:00 Inquest 1940. Drama directed by Roy Boulting. A young widow accused of murder is defended by a distinguished QC. Stars Elizabeth Allan.
Sun 24 Dec 17 7:15 I Remember Mama 1948. Drama. The life of a Norwegian immigrant family in 1910, San Francisco. Mamma runs the Pennywise household. Starring Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes and Oskar Homolka. 5 Oscar Nominations
Sun 24 Dec 17 9:45 An Alligator Named Daisy 1955. Comedy. Director: J Lee Thompson. Stars Donald Sinden, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson. When Peter Weston returns to England he finds that Daisy, a tame alligator, has been left in his care.
Sun 24 Dec 17 11:30 Runaround: Christmas Special 1979. Classic children’s gameshow. Hosted by Mike Reid and featuring Barbara Dickson.
Sun 24 Dec 17 12:00 The Blue Bird 1940. Drama. Director: Walter Lang. Stars Shirley Temple, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard & Spring Byington. Two children are led on a trip through past, present and future, to locate a blue bird
Sun 24 Dec 17 13:40 The Night Before Christmas – 1946 A beautiful adaptation of the famous poem, with a mixture of animation and live action made in 1946.
Sun 24 Dec 17 13:55 The Old Curiosity Shop 1934. Drama. Director: Thomas Bentley. Stars Elaine Benson, Ben Webster & Hay Petrie. A kind shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop and evict him.
Sun 24 Dec 17 15:45 Christmas Carols in 1947 – Glimpses Glimpses: Join us in a Christmas Carol sing along filmed in 1947.
Sun 24 Dec 17 16:00 The Holly and the Ivy 1952. Drama. A heart-warming tale of a minister and his family reunited at Christmas time recounting their trials. Directed by George More O’Ferrall. Stars Ralph Richardson & Celia Johnson.
Sun 24 Dec 17 17:45 Snowtime Serenade 1941- Glimpses A seasonal compilation by Castle Films with songs from the young vocalist Gloria Jean (Jingle Belles), The Milt Herth Trio, The Sportsmen and Lee, Lou and Lyn.
Sun 24 Dec 17 18:00 Treasure Island 1972. Adventure. Directors: John Hough, Andrea Bianchi & Antonio Margheriti. Stars Orson Welles, Lionel Stander & Kim Burfield. Young Jim Hawkins has a map to a pirate’s buried treasure.
Sun 24 Dec 17 19:50 BFI: Snow Directed by Geoffrey Jones. A look at the efforts of British Railways in coping with the 1963 UK cold wave. Nominated for an academy award in 1965.
Sun 24 Dec 17 20:00 A Family At War 1971. Clash By Night. Created by John Finch. Stars John McKelvey & Keith Drinkel. A still-blind Phillip encounters an old enemy who once shot one of his comrades in the Spanish Civil War. (S2, E16)
Sun 24 Dec 17 21:00 The Human Jungle Time-Check. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. A thief seems strangely fascinated by clocks. Inspector Meredith & Dr Corder hold opposed views. Guest stars Melvyn Hayes & Gerald James. (S1, E11)
Sun 24 Dec 17 22:00 Only Two Can Play 1962. Comedy. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell & Kenneth Griffith. Due boredom, John spends his time daydreaming of illicit affairs with attractive women
Sun 24 Dec 17 0:10 Dulcima 1971. Drama. Director: Frank Nesbitt. Stars John Mills, Carol White & Stuart Wilson. Dulcima, a girl treated as a drudge by her family, lifts herself from her environment by becoming a housekeeper.
Sun 24 Dec 17 2:10 Las Vegas Hillbillys 1966. Comedy with Jayne Mansfield in another popular ‘Hillbilly’ film. One hillbilly inherits a debt ridden casino.
Sun 24 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Struggle for a Mind. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. A woman rescued from a suicide bid on the London Underground, finds herself in a psychiatric clinic. Guest stars Joan Collins & Clifford Evans. (S2, E1)
Sun 24 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors License to Steal. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E30)

December 25th to December 31st

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TPTV Schedule December 25th to December 31st 2017

DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Mon 25 Dec 17 6:00 Cynara 1932. Drama. Director: King Vidor. Stars Ronald Colman, Kay Francis & Phyllis Barry. Jim Warlock has always been conservative, but soon has a passionate affair when his wife leaves town for a few days
Mon 25 Dec 17 7:40 Johnny Ringo The Hunters. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant and Mark Goddard. Ringo and Cully join a pair of guards from Yuma prison searching for three escaped convicts. (S1, E5)
Mon 25 Dec 17 8:10 BFI: The Christmas Tree 1966. Family. Starring Brian Blessed, William Burleigh, Anthony Honour & Kate Nicholls. Gary determines to get a tree for children who will be in hospital for Christmas. Directed by Jim Clark.
Mon 25 Dec 17 9:20 Scrooge 1935. Family. Ebenezer Scrooge (Seymour Hicks) is persuaded to change his ways one Christmas by visitations from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come. Also stars Donald Calthrop.
Mon 25 Dec 17 10:55 50s Christmas Round Nan & Grandad A Glimpse at a traditional Christmas Tea in the 50s, amateur footage.
Mon 25 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors To Wear a Badge. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E10)
Mon 25 Dec 17 12:00 Home For Christmas 1990. Drama. Directed by Peter McCubbin. Mickey Rooney is an old thief who befriends a child. Good performances and a touch of supernatural bring a solid sentimental journey. Starring Simon Richards.
Mon 25 Dec 17 14:00 Snowtime Serenade 1941- Glimpses A seasonal compilation by Castle Films with songs from the young vocalist Gloria Jean (Jingle Belles), The Milt Herth Trio, The Sportsmen and Lee, Lou and Lyn.
Mon 25 Dec 17 14:10 The Holly and the Ivy 1952. Drama. A heart-warming tale of a minister and his family reunited at Christmas time recounting their trials. Directed by George More O’Ferrall. Stars Ralph Richardson & Celia Johnson.
Mon 25 Dec 17 15:50 Christmas In Britain – Glimpses Join the festive cheer all over the country in this short film showing how Christmases past were celebrated in London the great British countryside & a traditional British home.
Mon 25 Dec 17 16:00 Scrooge: A Christmas Carol 1951. Drama. Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. Starring Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison & Sir Michael Hordern. Christmas is not a time of celebration for the tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge.
Mon 25 Dec 17 17:45 BFI: Christmas Under Fire It’s 1940 as the UK prepares for Christmas in this propaganda film intended for US audiences. It’s a Christmas of holly & barbed wire yet the British are determined to make it as cheerful as possible.
Mon 25 Dec 17 18:00 Rogue’s Rock Minisub. 1976. Stars Donald Hewlett, Royston Tickner & Harold Goodwin. The return of the hit 70s ITV series, Rogue’s Rock! Where action & adventure await! (S2, E7)
Mon 25 Dec 17 18:30 The Bohemian Girl 1936. Comedy. Director: James W Horne & Charley Rogers. Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, James Finlayson & Mae Busch. Stan & Ollie are left to raise a child, not knowing she belongs to a count.
Mon 25 Dec 17 20:00 Laughter in Paradise 1951. Comedy. Director: Mario Zampi. Stars Alastair Sim, George Cole, Fay Compton & Guy Middleton. When a playful millionaire dies, his loved ones must complete assignments to claim his fortune.
Mon 25 Dec 17 21:50 Glimpses – Family Christmas Nostalgic home videos of families tucking into their Christmas dinner with all generations decked out in all their festive finery
Mon 25 Dec 17 22:00 Bedazzeld 1967. Comedy. Director: Stanley Donen. Stars Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron & Raquel Welch. A hapless short order cook sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes.
Mon 25 Dec 17 0:00 Hell Drivers 1957. Drama. Directed by C. Raker Endfiled and stars Stanley Baker, David McCallum, Sid James and Sean Connery. Tom signs up as a ‘Hell Driver’, but the death-trap roads are the least of his problems.
Mon 25 Dec 17 2:10 Captain Apache 1971. Western. Stars Lee Van Cleef, Carroll Baker & Stuart Whitman. A Native American becomes an Army officer tasked with investigating a murder. His only clue is buried in the victim’s final words
Mon 25 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Success Machine. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. The Gothas have all that money can buy; why, then, should their lives be in a constant turmoil? Guest stars Edward Judd and Sylvia Syms. (S2, E2)
Mon 25 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors Yankee Dollar. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E31)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Tue 26 Dec 17 6:00 The Olden Days Coat 1981. Director: Bruce Pittman. Stars: Megan Follows, Doris Petrie & Daniel Buccos. While at her grandmother’s house, a ten-year-old girl finds a coat in the closet and is suddenly taken back in time.
Tue 26 Dec 17 6:25 Barbary Coast 1935. Drama. Director: Howard Hawks. Stars Edward G Robinson, Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea & Walter Brennan. During the 1850s gold rush, the kept woman of a rich crook falls in love with an honest man.
Tue 26 Dec 17 8:10 Johnny Ringo Posse. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant. Jessie Mead rides into town and begs Johnny to put him in jail, going so far as to break a storefront window to provide an excuse. (S1, E6)
Tue 26 Dec 17 8:40 Odd Man Out 1947. Thriller. Director: Carol Reed. Stars Robert Newton, James Mason, Fay Compton & William Hartnell. Johnny McQueen, the idealist leader of an illegal organisation, has escaped from prison.
Tue 26 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors Silent Partner. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E11)
Tue 26 Dec 17 12:00 A-Bob-In-The-Pound with Tommy Handley – Glimpses 1943. The well-known British comedian, Tommy Handley, gets us to sing along to start saving for the war effort and brighter days to come.
Tue 26 Dec 17 12:05 The Blue Bird 1940. Drama. Director: Walter Lang. Stars Shirley Temple, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard & Spring Byington. Two children are led on a trip through past, present and future, to locate a blue bird
Tue 26 Dec 17 13:45 BFI: Snow Directed by Geoffrey Jones. A look at the efforts of British Railways in coping with the 1963 UK cold wave. Nominated for an academy award in 1965.
Tue 26 Dec 17 14:00 The Old Curiosity Shop 1934. Drama. Director: Thomas Bentley. Stars Elaine Benson, Ben Webster & Hay Petrie. A kind shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop and evict him.
Tue 26 Dec 17 15:50 Snowtime Serenade 1941- Glimpses A seasonal compilation by Castle Films with songs from the young vocalist Gloria Jean (Jingle Belles), The Milt Herth Trio, The Sportsmen and Lee, Lou and Lyn.
Tue 26 Dec 17 16:00 Treasure Island 1972. Adventure. Directors: John Hough, Andrea Bianchi & Antonio Margheriti. Stars Orson Welles, Lionel Stander & Kim Burfield. Young Jim Hawkins has a map to a pirate’s buried treasure.
Tue 26 Dec 17 17:50 Christmas In Britain – Glimpses Join the festive cheer all over the country in this short film showing how Christmases past were celebrated in London the great British countryside & a traditional British home.
Tue 26 Dec 17 18:00 Heavens Above! 1963. Comedy. Directed by John & Roy Boulting. Stars Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Cecil Parker & Eric Sykes. Due to mistaken identity, a minister is accidently appointed to a snobbish parish.
Tue 26 Dec 17 20:25 The Spaniard’s Curse 1958. Thriller. Director: Ralph Kemplen. Stars Tony Wright, Lee Patterson, Michael Hordern & Susan Beaumont. A man of Spanish heritage is convicted of murder and places a curse on the judge & jury.
Tue 26 Dec 17 22:00 The Servant 1963. Drama. Director: Joseph Losey. Stars Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles & Wendy Craig. A British aristocrat, hires the mysterious household servant who causes unrest in the household.
Tue 26 Dec 17 0:15 Butch & Sundance: The Early Days 1979. Western. Director: Richard Lester. Stars Tom Berenger, William Katt, Peter Weller & Christopher Lloyd. A gang of bank robbers arrive in a small town disguised as preachers.
Tue 26 Dec 17 2:25 Soho Conspiracy 1950. Drama. Restaurant owners’ daughter Dora (Zena Marshall) and press agent Guy (John Witty) plan a concert to restore a bombed church, but their plans are thwarted by a lawyer who has other plans.
Tue 26 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle The 24-Hour Man. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. Alvar loses control of a water-bus and risks the lives of his passengers. Desperate, he resolves to have his revenge. Guest stars Johnny Sekka. (S2, E3)
Tue 26 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors The Organizers: Part 1. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E32)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Wed 27 Dec 17 6:00 Splendor 1935. Comedy. Director: Elliott Nugent. Stars David Niven, Joel McCrea, Miriam Hopkins & Paul Cavanagh. A well-to-do family await their son’s return, but are disappointed when they meet his new wife.
Wed 27 Dec 17 7:40 Johnny Ringo Ghost Coach. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant and Mark Goddard. Cully and Ringo stumbles across an old army stagecoach hidden in an abandoned mine with a skeleton inside (S1, E7)
Wed 27 Dec 17 8:10 Sing As You Swing 1937. Musical. Directed by Redd Davis. Starring Evelyn Dall, Claude Dampier & Lu Ann Meredith. Top British radio stars perform in this musical revue.
Wed 27 Dec 17 9:20 The Boy Who Stole a Million 1960. Comedy. Directed by Charles Crichton. Stars Maurice Reyna, George Coulouris & Warren Mitchell. In this British made film, a young lad working in a bank ‘borrows’ a million to fix his dad’s taxi.
Wed 27 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors Prison Empire. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E12)
Wed 27 Dec 17 12:00 Glimpses – Family Christmas Nostalgic home videos of families tucking into their Christmas dinner with all generations decked out in all their festive finery
Wed 27 Dec 17 12:10 Tarka The Otter 1979. Family. Director: David Cobham. Stars Peter Ustinov, Peter Bennett & Edward Underdown. A family film which follows the life of an otter and its adventures in the wild.
Wed 27 Dec 17 14:00 BFI: Listen to Britain 1942. Factual. A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life. Stars Leonard Brockington & Joseph Macleod
Wed 27 Dec 17 14:20 Snowbound 1948. Mystery drama. Directed by David MacDonald and starring Dennis Price, Herbert Lom and Robert Newton. A group of people search for Nazi treasure hidden in the Alps.
Wed 27 Dec 17 16:00 BFI: The District Nurse 1942. Factual. Directed John Page. The diary of a typical working day and the non-stop work of a wartime district nurse.
Wed 27 Dec 17 16:15 The Man Who Gave a Damn 2016. Documentary. Director: Thomas Hamilton. Stars Derek Partridge, Norman Spencer & Matthew Sweet. An Intimate and compelling documentary on the life and career of Leslie Howard (1893-1943).
Wed 27 Dec 17 18:00 Glimpses: Scotland in 1958 A nostalgic look at Scotland in 1958 exploring one family’s milestones; a new house, a trip to Easterhouse, a christening for Janie with traditional ’50s party games and a visit to Kinrara
Wed 27 Dec 17 18:10 The Late Edwina Black 1951. Drama. Director: Maurice Elvey. Stars David Farrar, Geraldine Fitzgerald & Roland Culver. When a sickly Victorian woman dies, a postmortem reveals that her body contains a fatal dose of arsenic.
Wed 27 Dec 17 19:45 Carry On Children – Glimpses 1940. Wartime public information film detailing the health service facilities available to Britain’s children. From Mothercraft classes to PE lessons and school dinners.
Wed 27 Dec 17 20:00 A Family At War 1971. Clash By Night. Created by John Finch. Stars John McKelvey & Keith Drinkel. A still-blind Phillip encounters an old enemy who once shot one of his comrades in the Spanish Civil War. (S2, E16)
Wed 27 Dec 17 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre Goodbye Hannah. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Carolyn Jones & William Berger. (S1, E5)
Wed 27 Dec 17 22:00 Madron 1970. Western. Director: Jerry Hopper. Stars Richard Boone, Leslie Caron & Gabi Amrani. A gunfighter and a French-Canadian nun who survived a massacre, set out on a trek to elude Apache warriors.
Wed 27 Dec 17 23:50 Glimpses: Yukon Jake 1924. Comedy Short. Director: Del Lord. Stars Ben Turpin, Natalie Kingston & Bud Ross. Cyclone Bill, the Sherriff, has trouble when Yukon and his gang arrive.
Wed 27 Dec 17 0:00 Who? 1975. Sci-Fi Thriller. Starring Elliott Gould, Trevor Howard & Joseph Bova. A scientist is returned by the East to the West after a near fatal car accident. But who exactly is behind that metal face?
Wed 27 Dec 17 1:50 Bad Blood 1981. Drama. Directed by Mike Newell and starring Jack Thompson. Set in WW2 and based on a true story of the New Zealand farmer who refuses to hand in his firearms and the siege that follows.
Wed 27 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Solo Performance. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. Jean Forrest’s glamorous image is shattered when the world learns of her attempted suicide. Guest stars James Villiers and Rona Anderson. (S2, E4)
Wed 27 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors The Organizers: Part 2. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E33)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Thu 28 Dec 17 6:00 The Wedding Night 1935. Drama. Director: King Vidor. Stars Gary Cooper, Anna Sten, Ralph Bellamy & Walter Brennan. Writer Tony experiences a creative slump, then he meets his beautiful neighbour who becomes his muse.
Thu 28 Dec 17 7:40 Johnny Ringo Dead Wait. After a rock slide wrecks the stagecoach transporting convicts to Yuma prison, Ringo attempts to force the men to their destination across the desert on foot. (S1, E8)
Thu 28 Dec 17 8:10 Glimpses – Highway Goods Highway Goods. Educational film about a ‘wooden-headed’ terrible driver and lessons he learns from the Highway Code.
Thu 28 Dec 17 8:20 My Brother Jonathan 1948. Drama. Director: Harold French. Stars Dulcie Gray, Michael Dennison & Ronald Howard. Jonathan’s ambition was to become a surgeon & marry Edie. But Edie loves his brother, who she intends to wed
Thu 28 Dec 17 10:20 Take Two Janette Scott Interview. Our new series Take Two. Well-known faces from much loved British films and classic television shows talk about their lives and careers in the business. (S1, E13)
Thu 28 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors The Fix. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E13)
Thu 28 Dec 17 12:00 Petula Clark ‘The Day Begins Early’ – Glimpses Glimpses: A behind the scene look at Petula Clark’s working day in 1948, from a lost news piece.
Thu 28 Dec 17 12:05 For Better, For Worse 1954. Comedy. Directed by J Lee Thompson and Starring Dirk Bogarde, Susan Stephen and Cecil Parker. Tony wants to marry Anne, but his father-in-law to be has some conditions first…
Thu 28 Dec 17 13:45 Glimpses – News Thrills of 1942 1942. Highlights of the important war events of the year 1942, including the attack on Pearl Harbour.
Thu 28 Dec 17 14:00 Lease of Life 1954. Drama. Director: Charles Frend. Stars Robert Donat, Kay Walsh, Adrienne Corri & Denholm Elliott. The vicar of a small village reconsiders his life after hearing he has limited time left.
Thu 28 Dec 17 15:50 Glimpses – London Food Market Footage of London food markets and docks in the late 1940s
Thu 28 Dec 17 16:00 The Frightened City 1961. Drama. Stars Herbert Lom, Sean Connery & John Gregson. British Noir film about extortion rackets and gang warfare in the West End of London. The Shadows had a hit single with main theme.
Thu 28 Dec 17 18:00 Scrooge: A Christmas Carol 1951. Drama. Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. Starring Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison & Sir Michael Hordern. Christmas is not a time of celebration for the tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge.
Thu 28 Dec 17 19:40 Emergency 1962. Drama directed by Francis Searle and starring Dermot Walsh. When a young girl is knocked down there are only three donors of the same blood group. A frantic search to find the donors begins.
Thu 28 Dec 17 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre Three Soldiers. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Telly Savalas & James Donald. (S1, E6)
Thu 28 Dec 17 22:00 Arthur’s Dyke 2001. Drama. Director: Gerry Poulson. Stars Pauline Quirke, Brian Conley, Robert Daws & Nicholas Farrell. Ramblers recreate their conquest of the Offa’s Dyke Path 20 years earlier but with a woman!
Thu 28 Dec 17 0:00 Snowbound 1948. Mystery drama. Directed by David MacDonald and starring Dennis Price, Herbert Lom and Robert Newton. A group of people search for Nazi treasure hidden in the Alps.
Thu 28 Dec 17 1:45 Mine Own Executioner 1947. Drama. Directed by Anthony Kimmins. Stars Burgess Meredith, Kieron Moore, Dulcie Gray and John Laurie. A psychiatrist is tested when treating a former POW in post-war London
Thu 28 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Ring of Hate. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. Why does Leigh Garner, training for a boxing championship, react so violently against his father? Guest stars Dudley Sutton and Bernard Lee. (S2, E5)
Thu 28 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors Nobody Gets Hurt. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E34)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Fri 29 Dec 17 6:00 Glimpses – The Lost Ball When Amy the golf ball gets lost in the rough she finds herself on a daring adventure to return home
Fri 29 Dec 17 6:10 The Adventures of Marco Polo 1938. Adventure. Director: Archie Mayo. Stars Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone, Binnie Barnes & Gary Cooper. Marco Polo sets sail for Peking, China. But plot to overthrow the emperor is revealed.
Fri 29 Dec 17 8:15 Johnny Ringo The Rain Man. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant. During a heat wave, a rain maker dressed in Biblical robes comes to Velardi and guarantees to deliver rivers of water. (S1, E9)
Fri 29 Dec 17 8:45 Glimpses – Cotton & Steel Industrial footage from the 1940s set in a cotton and steel factory. A never before seen glimpse of factory life in one of Britain’s most important industries.
Fri 29 Dec 17 8:55 Scarlet Street 1945. Drama. Director: Fritz Lang. Stars Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett & Dan Duryea. A banker in a dying marriage falls for a thug’s girlfriend. They find a cruel way to cash in on his infatuation
Fri 29 Dec 17 11:00 Target: The Corruptors Quicksand. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E14)
Fri 29 Dec 17 12:00 Glimpses – The V.1. 1944. Documentary short released by The British Ministry Of Information in 1944, describing the attacks made on England by Hitler’s V-1 bombs.
Fri 29 Dec 17 12:10 Waterloo Road 1944. Drama. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars Stewart Granger, John Mills, Alastair Sim & Joy Shelton. After Jim reports for military duty, he suspects that his bride has been seeing another man.
Fri 29 Dec 17 13:45 BFI: London Can Take It! 1940. Directed by Humphrey Jennings and Harry Watt. A short British propaganda film showing the effects of eighteen hours of the German blitz on London and its people.
Fri 29 Dec 17 14:00 The Fabulous Dorseys 1947. Musical. Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey play themselves in this rise and rise story of the fabulous Dorsey brothers.
Fri 29 Dec 17 15:45 Snowtime Serenade 1941- Glimpses A seasonal compilation by Castle Films with songs from the young vocalist Gloria Jean (Jingle Belles), The Milt Herth Trio, The Sportsmen and Lee, Lou and Lyn.
Fri 29 Dec 17 16:00 The Guinea Pig 1948. Drama. Director: Roy Boulting. Stars Richard Attenborough, Bernard Miles & Sheila Sim. Set after WW2. Jack Read, a Cockney boy, becomes a guinea pig in an educational experiment.
Fri 29 Dec 17 18:00 David Copperfield 1970. Drama. Director: Delbert Mann. Stars Richard Attenborough, Laurence Olivier, Susan Hampshire, Cyril Cusack, Wendy Hiller & Edith Evans. Dickens’ story of a young man’s journey to maturity.
Fri 29 Dec 17 20:20 Glimpses – Highway Goods Highway Goods. Educational film about a ‘wooden-headed’ terrible driver and lessons he learns from the Highway Code.
Fri 29 Dec 17 20:30 Tell Me Another General Stories 4. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Billy Dainty, Clive Dunn, Clement Freud, Hughie Green, Humphrey Lyttleton & Leslie Phillips (S1, E30)
Fri 29 Dec 17 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre A Swiss Affair. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Hazel Court & Cecil Kellaway. (S1, E7)
Fri 29 Dec 17 22:00 Only Two Can Play 1962. Comedy. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell & Kenneth Griffith. Due boredom, John spends his time daydreaming of illicit affairs with attractive women
Fri 29 Dec 17 0:10 Moulin Rouge 1952. Drama. Director: John Huston. Stars Jose Ferrer & Zsa Zsa Gabor. The story is that of the crippled artist who forgets his worries by drinking and mingling at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris.
Fri 29 Dec 17 2:25 For Better, For Worse 1954. Comedy. Directed by J Lee Thompson and Starring Dirk Bogarde, Susan Stephen and Cecil Parker. Tony wants to marry Anne, but his father-in-law to be has some conditions first…
Fri 29 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle Conscience on a Rack. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. Life’s become a nightmare for Dorothy. She can’t bring herself to tell Dr. Corder why she’s being blackmailed. Guest stars Flora Robson. (S2, E6)
Fri 29 Dec 17 5:00 Target: The Corruptors Goodbye Children. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E35)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sat 30 Dec 17 6:00 The Violin Concerto A Parisian composer finds himself caught between his wife and his mistress in this comedy short.
Sat 30 Dec 17 6:05 Captain Scarlett 1953. Adventure. Director: Thomas Carr. Stars Richard Greene, Leonora Amar & Manolo Fabregas. Scarlett returns to France to find the Duke of Corlaine seizing property and terrorizing those who resist.
Sat 30 Dec 17 7:40 Robbery Under Arms 1957. Action. Directed by Jack Lee and starring Peter Finch, Ronald Lewis and Maureen Swanson. Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight’s (Finch) bushranger gang in 19th century Australia.
Sat 30 Dec 17 9:40 The 2nd International Offshore Powerboat Race in the 1962 Cowes to Torquay – Glimpses Follow the boats and marvel at the engines as we follow the British powerboat races in the 60s on the famous Cowes to Torquay race.
Sat 30 Dec 17 9:55 Operation Amsterdam 1958. War. Director: Michael McCarthy. Stars Peter Finch, Tony Britton & Eva Bartok. An English Major and two diamond experts plan to take diamonds from Amsterdam before the Nazis invade
Sat 30 Dec 17 12:00 Orders To Kill 1958. War drama. Director: Anthony Asquith. Stars: Eddie Albert, Paul Massie & Lillian Gish. An American agent faces a dilemma when he is parachuted into France to eliminate a suspected traitor.
Sat 30 Dec 17 14:15 The Man Who Gave a Damn 2016. Documentary. Director: Thomas Hamilton. Stars Derek Partridge, Norman Spencer & Matthew Sweet. An Intimate and compelling documentary on the life and career of Leslie Howard (1893-1943).
Sat 30 Dec 17 16:00 Lease of Life 1954. Drama. Director: Charles Frend. Stars Robert Donat, Kay Walsh, Adrienne Corri & Denholm Elliott. The vicar of a small village reconsiders his life after hearing he has limited time left.
Sat 30 Dec 17 17:50 Glimpses: Who’s Crazy 1950. Produced By EJ Fancey. We take a trip around England meeting various oddities and obscurities including a hair raising Taxi drive around 1950s central London.
Sat 30 Dec 17 18:00 Hobson’s Choice 1954. Drama. Director: David Lean. Stars: Charles Laughton, John Mills & Brenda de Banzie. Henry Hobson’s three daughters want to marry, but he refuses as traditions require him to pay out settlements
Sat 30 Dec 17 20:10 Bedazzeld 1967. Comedy. Director: Stanley Donen. Stars Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron & Raquel Welch. A hapless short order cook sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes.
Sat 30 Dec 17 22:10 Hoffman 1970. Comedy. Director: Alvin Rakoff. Stars Peter Sellers, Sinead Cusack, Jeremy Bulloch, Ruth Dunning & David Lodge. A businessman blackmails his secretary to spend a romantic holiday with him.
Sat 30 Dec 17 0:20 The Long Duel 1967. Drama. Directed by Ken Annakin and stars Yul Brynner, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews and Andrew Keir. An Indian tribal leader becomes a bandit to protest British oppression and tyranny.
Sat 30 Dec 17 2:35 Honeymoon 1947. Comedy. A prospective bride and groom have misadventures in Mexico City. Starring Shirley Temple, Franchot Tone and Guy Madison.
Sat 30 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle The Quick and The Dead. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. A racing driver is so desperate to stay in front that he always demands too much from his machine. Guest stars Robert Beatty & Joanne Dainton (S2, E7)
Sat 30 Dec 17 5:00 Burke’s Law 1967. Who Killed Holly Howard? The crime-solving adventures of dashing, debonair Amos Burke (Gene Barry), an L.A.P.D. homicide captain who is also a millionaire. (S1, E1)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sun 31 Dec 17 6:00 Ferry to Hong Kong 1958. Adventure. Director: Lewis Gilbert. Stars Orson Welles. An adventure at sea ensues when Captain Hart has to accept a Hong Kong deportee. Also stars Curt Jurgens, Sylvia Syms and Jeremy Spencer
Sun 31 Dec 17 8:15 A-Bob-In-The-Pound with Tommy Handley – Glimpses 1943. The well-known British comedian, Tommy Handley, gets us to sing along to start saving for the war effort and brighter days to come.
Sun 31 Dec 17 8:20 Pride Of the Yankees 1942. Drama. Director: Sam Wood. Stars Gary Cooper, Babe Ruth, Teresa Wright & Walter Brennan. A biographical drama based on the life of baseball hall of famer Lou Gehrig.
Sun 31 Dec 17 10:50 BFI: The Christmas Tree 1966. Family. Starring Brian Blessed, William Burleigh, Anthony Honour & Kate Nicholls. Gary determines to get a tree for children who will be in hospital for Christmas. Directed by Jim Clark.
Sun 31 Dec 17 12:00 Reach For The Sky 1956. War drama. Directed by Lewis Gilbert and stars Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow and Lyndon Brook. This is the true story of Douglas Bader, who loses his legs but returns to flight during WW2.
Sun 31 Dec 17 14:30 A Chump At Oxford 1940. Comedy. Director: Alfred J. Goulding. Stars Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson & Peter Cushing. A bank pays for Stan & Ollie’s education at Oxford after they catch a bank robber.
Sun 31 Dec 17 15:45 BFI: Snow Directed by Geoffrey Jones. A look at the efforts of British Railways in coping with the 1963 UK cold wave. Nominated for an academy award in 1965.
Sun 31 Dec 17 16:00 Laughter in Paradise 1951. Comedy. Director: Mario Zampi. Stars Alastair Sim, George Cole, Fay Compton & Guy Middleton. When a playful millionaire dies, his loved ones must complete assignments to claim his fortune.
Sun 31 Dec 17 17:50 Glimpses – Magic Feet Short documentary film about British football’s ‘star of stars’, Sir Stanley Matthews
Sun 31 Dec 17 18:00 The Ghost & Mrs Muir 1947. Comedy. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Starring Rex Harrison, Gene Tierney and George Sanders. Mrs Muir discovers that her holiday cottage is haunted by a previous owner.
Sun 31 Dec 17 20:00 A Family At War 1971. Salute The Happy Man. Created by John Finch. Stars Colin Douglas & Shelagh Fraser. Mrs Porter discovers the truth about Margaret’s illegitimate child. Sheila has designs on Colin. (S2, E17)
Sun 31 Dec 17 21:00 The Human Jungle The Two Edged Sword. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. Two young mothers ask Dr Corder to help them with entirely different problems. Guest stars Susan Burnet and Pauline Yates. (S1, E12)
Sun 31 Dec 17 22:00 The Innocents 1961. Horror. Director: Jack Clayton. Stars Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin & Peter Wyngarde. A Governess believes ghosts are causing the children’s bizarre behaviour.
Sun 31 Dec 17 0:00 The Beauty Jungle 1964. Comedy. Director: Val Guest. Stars Janette Scott, Ian Hendry, Edmund Purdom & Sid James. Shirley leaves her fiance and moves to London for success after participating in a beauty contest.
Sun 31 Dec 17 2:15 Not Tonight Darling 1971. Drama. Karen is a beautiful and intelligent housewife, but she is tired of her solicitor spouse and her empty, suburban lifestyle. She is lonely and wants something more.
Sun 31 Dec 17 4:00 The Human Jungle The Man Who Fell Apart. 1965. Starts Herbert Lom. The wife of an interior decorator fears that her husband’s odd behaviour is due to overwork. Guest stars Rita Tushingham and Barbara Shelley (S2, E8)
Sun 31 Dec 17 5:00 Burke’s Law 1967. Who Killed Mr X? The crime-solving adventures of dashing, debonair Amos Burke (Gene Barry) an L.A.P.D. homicide captain who is also a millionaire. (S1, E2)

January 1st to January 7th

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TPTV Schedule January 1st to January 7th 2017

DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Mon 01 Jan 18 6:00 Mark of The Phoenix 1957. Crime drama directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Anton Diffring. Crooks steal a secret metal formula and plan to smuggle it into East Germany.
Mon 01 Jan 18 7:15 Johnny Ringo The Cat. Cyrus Hampton, a rich old man dying of an incurable disease, arrives in Velarde with a wild tiger. He plans to release the animal in a remote canyon and then hunt him down. (S1, E10)
Mon 01 Jan 18 7:45 Piccadilly Third Stop 1960. Drama. Directed by Wolf Rilla. Starring Terence Morgan, Yôko Tani & John Crawford. Morgan as a playboy petty thief looking for the big time & Crawford as a yank in London and bad tempered crook.
Mon 01 Jan 18 9:30 Lost Hours 1952. Crime drama filmed at Denham Studios. Starring Mark Stevens, Jean Kent, John Bentley and Thora Hird. An American test pilot is framed for killing a wartime comrade.
Mon 01 Jan 18 11:00 Target: The Corruptors A Man Is Waiting to Be Murdered. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul & Jack investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E15)
Mon 01 Jan 18 12:00 Meet Mr Callaghan 1954. Crime drama directed by Charles Saunders. Private detective Slim Callaghan (Derrick De Marney) is hired to find out why a rich uncle changed his will.
Mon 01 Jan 18 13:45 Joey Leads The Way 1968. Directed by James Richards. An endearing film of the big ‘clean up’ at spring time in the countryside and how a donkey saves the day. Nice reminder of a 60s childhood in rural England.
Mon 01 Jan 18 14:00 The Beachcomber 1954. Comedy-drama. Directed by Muriel Box and starring Glynis Johns, Robert Newton and Donald Sinden. Drunken womaniser, Ted, is sent to a tropical island by his family where he meets new friends.
Mon 01 Jan 18 15:40 Glimpses: Cornwall Calling 1930. Excellently photographed film of an Austin engine being filled into a yacht, then sailing around Cornwall visiting coastal villages from Rye to The Lizard. Some villages by Austin Motorcar.
Mon 01 Jan 18 16:00 Green For Danger 1947. Thriller. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars Trevor Howard, Sally Gray, Rosamund John & Alastair Sim. During a German bombing raid on rural southeast England, a hospital undergoes heavy shelling
Mon 01 Jan 18 17:50 How to Refuel Your Two Stroke Motorcycle Engine in the 1940s Made in the 1940s. An informative short with a young Charles Hawtrey, explaining how to refuel your two stroke engine and a few pints in the local.
Mon 01 Jan 18 18:00 Rogue’s Rock Intrepid. 1976. Stars Donald Hewlett, Royston Tickner & Harold Goodwin. The return of the hit 70s ITV series, Rogue’s Rock! Where action & adventure await! (S2, E8)
Mon 01 Jan 18 18:30 Morning Departure 1950. Action. Director: Roy Ward Baker. Starring: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Patrick and Peter Hammond. A submarine crew fights for survival after a mine explosion sinks their vessel.
Mon 01 Jan 18 20:30 Tell Me Another Further Stories about Their Life on Tour. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Humphrey Lyttleton, Bernard Manning, Leslie Phillips & Kenneth Williams. (S1, E31)
Mon 01 Jan 18 21:00 No Love For Johnnie 1961. Drama. Director: Ralph Thomas. Stars Peter Finch, Mary Peach, Stanley Holloway, Donald Pleasence & Billie Whitelaw. A British MP faces the choice of his career or the woman he loves.
Mon 01 Jan 18 23:15 Too Many Crooks 1959. Comedy. Directed by Mario Zampi and starring Terry-Thomas, George Cole and Sidney James. ‘Fingers’ runs an unsuccessful gang. When they decide to rob a wealthy man, things don’t go to plan.
Mon 01 Jan 18 0:55 Getting an Eyeful 1938. Comedy short directed by William Watson. Nickolai (Danny Kaye) needs an eye test and is the first patient of ‘eyetestometist’ Henry Groper
Mon 01 Jan 18 1:15 Henry V 1944. Drama. Director: Laurence Olivier. Stars Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks & Renee Asherson. The young King Henry V embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
Mon 01 Jan 18 4:00 The Human Jungle Dual Control. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. Dr Corder walks into a family tangle when he investigates the case of a young woman knocked down by a taxi. Guest stars Peggy Cummins & Dennis Price. (S2, E9)
Mon 01 Jan 18 5:00 Burke’s Law 1967. Who Killed Cable Roberts? The crime-solving adventures of dashing, debonair Amos Burke (Gene Barry), an L.A.P.D. homicide captain who is also a millionaire. (S1, E3)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Tue 02 Jan 18 6:00 Honey West 1965. Little Green Robin Hood. Classic crime series produced by Aaron Spelling and starring Anne Francis. Honey and Sam investigate a burglar who is working the rich part of town. (S1, E27)
Tue 02 Jan 18 6:30 And The Same To You 1959. Comedy starring Sid James, Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Tommy Cooper and Vera Day. The boxing-mad nephew of a pious clergyman embarks on an elaborate plan to keep his boxing career a secret.
Tue 02 Jan 18 7:55 Johnny Ringo Love Affair. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant. A middle-aged saloon singer, determined to leave her abusive boyfriend, shoots him in her hotel room, then flees to Velardi. (S1, E11)
Tue 02 Jan 18 8:25 Jazz Mad 1941. Musical. Director: William Nigh. Stars Grace Hayes, Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy. A vaudeville performer goes to college to spy on her son in this raucous spoof.
Tue 02 Jan 18 9:40 Once In a New Moon 1935. SCi-Fi. Stars Eliot Makeham, Rene Ray & Derrick de Marney. A small town gets dragged out into space and the populace try to organise a local government based on equal rights for all.
Tue 02 Jan 18 11:00 Target: The Corruptors One for the Road. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E16)
Tue 02 Jan 18 12:00 His Girl Friday 1940. Comedy. Director: Howard Hawks. Stars Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell & Ralph Bellamy. A newspaper editor tries everything to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
Tue 02 Jan 18 13:50 How to Refuel Your Two Stroke Motorcycle Engine in the 1940s Made in the 1940s. An informative short with a young Charles Hawtrey, explaining how to refuel your two stroke engine and a few pints in the local.
Tue 02 Jan 18 14:00 Those People Next Door 1953. Drama. Directed by John Harlow and starring Jack Warner, Charles Victor, Jimmy James & Anthony Newley. A young man’s titled parents object to his working-class fiancé.
Tue 02 Jan 18 15:35 Glimpses: British Trade & Industry 1949 1949. Factual. Director: Ronald Craigen. Remarkable footage of the British Trade & Industry in London & Newcastle in the late 40’s.
Tue 02 Jan 18 16:00 Miracle in Soho 1957. Romance. Director: Julian Amyes. Starring John Gregson, Belinda Lee, Cyril Cusack and Peter Illing. Michael is an unhappy road worker, until he meets Julia, and ‘the miracle’ happens.
Tue 02 Jan 18 18:00 June Allyson Sister Mary Slugger. Stars June Allyson as the regular hostess and occasional star of this dramatic anthology series, from light comedy to melodrama with incredible support from other stars. (S1, E24)
Tue 02 Jan 18 18:30 The Big Money 1956. Comedy. Directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Ian Carmichael, Belinda Lee and Leslie Philips. A petty thief gets more than he bargained for when he steals a briefcase full of money.
Tue 02 Jan 18 20:15 Orpheum 1972. By Wilf Watters. Narrator: Vincent Worth. A look at the decline of cinema in the 70s as the home video boom began, with rare footage of the Odeon Finchley Road cinema in it’s final days.
Tue 02 Jan 18 20:30 Tell Me Another Stories About Life in the Armed Forces. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Fred Emney, Roy Kinnear, Cardew Robinson & Norman Wisdom. (S1, E32)
Tue 02 Jan 18 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre The Fifth Caller. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Michael Rennie & Eva Gabor. (S1, E8)
Tue 02 Jan 18 22:00 Cosh Boy 1953. Drama. Director: Lewis Gilbert. Stars James Kenney, Hermione Baddeley, Joan Collins & Hermione Gingold. In post WW2 London, Roy and his gang drift into more and more serious offenses.
Tue 02 Jan 18 23:35 Six Candles Made in 1960 by the British Insurance Association, this short film warns of the dangers of driving a motorcar.
Tue 02 Jan 18 0:00 Richard III 1955. Drama. Director: Laurence Olivier. Stars Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Claire Bloom & John Gielgud. An adaptation of the Shakespeare performance about the wicked King’s rise to power.
Tue 02 Jan 18 3:00 The Rogues 1965. The Personal Touch. Gig Young, David Niven and Charles Boyer are The Rogues, members of two related families of international forgers and conmen. (S1, E1)
Tue 02 Jan 18 4:00 The Human Jungle Skeleton in the Cupboard. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. Was the long-dead financier Sir William Bridley sound of mind when made his will 20 years ago? Guest stars Roger Livesey and Sonia Dresdel. (S2, E10)
Tue 02 Jan 18 5:00 Burke’s Law 1967. Who Killed Harris Crown? The crime-solving adventures of dashing, debonair Amos Burke (Gene Barry), an L.A.P.D. homicide captain who just happens to also be a millionaire. (S1, E4)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Wed 03 Jan 18 6:00 Literally Horrific Book your seat, draw the curtains.
Wed 03 Jan 18 6:10 Cuckoo Patrol 1967. Comedy. Freddie Garrity of Freddie and the Dreamers fame is the scout cub leader of a bunch of misfits. Stars: Kenneth Connor, John Le Mesurier and Bernie Dwyer
Wed 03 Jan 18 7:45 Johnny Ringo Kid With A Gun. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant. Johnny investigates Josie Wilkins’ report that her father was murdered, but can’t find a body to support her claim. (S1, E12)
Wed 03 Jan 18 8:15 Scarlet Thread 1951. Crime drama directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Kathleen Byron, Laurence Harvey and Sydney Tafler. Two high flying crooks take part in a robbery that goes very wrong.
Wed 03 Jan 18 9:45 Inner Sanctum 1948. Thriller. Director: Lew Landers. Stars Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes & Dale Belding. A man fleeing the police after having committed a murder hides out in a boarding house in a small town.
Wed 03 Jan 18 11:00 Target: The Corruptors Play It Blue. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E17)
Wed 03 Jan 18 12:00 Payroll 1961. Director: Sidney Hayers. Stars Michael Craig, Francoise Prevost, Billie Whitelaw & Tom Bell. The widow of a security guard joins police efforts to catch his killers in this noir thriller.
Wed 03 Jan 18 14:10 Jassy 1947. Drama. Director: Bernard Knowles. Stars Margaret Lockwood, Patricia Roc & Dennis Price. During the 17th century, Jassy is believed to be a witch after receiving visions of approaching disasters.
Wed 03 Jan 18 16:10 Interrupted Journey 1949. Thriller. Director: Daniel Birt. Stars Valerie Hobson, Richard Todd, Christine Norden & Tom Walls. John’s wife appears to have been shot after finding her body in the wreckage of a train crash.
Wed 03 Jan 18 17:50 Glimpses: Harry Roy In Floor Show 1935 1935. A short extract from ‘Floor Show’ staring British bandleader and clarinettist, Harry Roy, singing ‘I Fell in Love with the Girl from the Poster’
Wed 03 Jan 18 18:00 A Kid For Two Farthings 1955. Comedy. Director: Carol Reed. Stars Diana Dors, Celia Johnson, David Kossoff & Brenda De Banzie. A boy, who is heartbroken when his pet chicken disappears, buys a goat believing it is a unicorn.
Wed 03 Jan 18 19:45 Joey Leads The Way 1968. Directed by James Richards. An endearing film of the big ‘clean up’ at spring time in the countryside and how a donkey saves the day. Nice reminder of a 60s childhood in rural England.
Wed 03 Jan 18 20:00 A Family At War 1971. Salute The Happy Man. Created by John Finch. Stars Colin Douglas & Shelagh Fraser. Mrs Porter discovers the truth about Margaret’s illegitimate child. Sheila has designs on Colin. (S2, E17)
Wed 03 Jan 18 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre Open Season. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Dorothy Malone. (S1, E9)
Wed 03 Jan 18 22:00 Defence Of The Realm 1985. Thriller. Directed by David Drury and stars Gabriel Bryne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott and Robbie Coltrane. After an expose article is published, an MP dies in mysterious circumstances.
Wed 03 Jan 18 0:00 The Beachcomber 1954. Comedy-drama. Directed by Muriel Box and starring Glynis Johns, Robert Newton and Donald Sinden. Drunken womaniser, Ted, is sent to a tropical island by his family where he meets new friends.
Wed 03 Jan 18 1:40 Payroll 1961. Director: Sidney Hayers. Stars Michael Craig, Francoise Prevost, Billie Whitelaw & Tom Bell. The widow of a security guard joins police efforts to catch his killers in this noir thriller.
Wed 03 Jan 18 3:50 Glimpses: Who’s Crazy 1950. Produced By EJ Fancey. We take a trip around England meeting various oddities and obscurities including a hair raising Taxi drive around 1950s central London.
Wed 03 Jan 18 4:00 The Human Jungle Wild Goose Chase. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. A teenager dreams up a detailed account of a non-existent attack upon herself for the police. Guest stars Francesca Annis and Faith Brook. (S2, E11)
Wed 03 Jan 18 5:00 Burke’s Law 1967. Who Killed Julian Buck? Guest starring Terry-Thomas. The crime-solving adventures of dashing, debonair Amos Burke (Gene Barry), an L.A.P.D. homicide captain who is also a millionaire. (S1, E5)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Thu 04 Jan 18 6:00 Out of The Shadow 1961. Crime drama directed by Michael Winner and starring Terence Longdon, Donald Gray and Diane Clare. A reporter learns that his brother, a student at Cambridge, has killed himself or so it seems.
Thu 04 Jan 18 7:15 Butch & Billy and their Bang Bang Wester Plot: Midnight Leaps 1961. A short Western adventure voiced by Steve and Danny Krieger. Sam Angel plots to purchase land that he believes to contain oil.
Thu 04 Jan 18 7:25 Johnny Ringo Bound Boy. Directed by Aaron Spelling. Ringo investigates a report that a rancher charged with the care of several orphans is abusing them and turning them into virtual slaves. (S1, E13)
Thu 04 Jan 18 7:55 Demobbed 1944. Comedy. Demobbed from the army, four troublesome soldiers are reunited with their old Sergeant. Starring Norman Evans, Nat Jackley and Dan Young, Directed by John E Blakely.
Thu 04 Jan 18 9:45 Echo Of Diana 1963. Joan is distraught at the death of her husband in a plane crash but all is not what it seems. Stars: Vincent Ball & Betty McDowall.
Thu 04 Jan 18 11:00 Target: The Corruptors Chase the Dragon. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E18)
Thu 04 Jan 18 12:00 Glimpses – Swing Tease Enjoy performances from Nat Gonella, The Mills Brothers and Evelyn Dall in these clips from the film Sing As You Swing.
Thu 04 Jan 18 12:10 Port of Escape 1956. Crime drama directed by Anthony Young. Two men on the run hide out in a Thames boat and take the woman owner hostage. Starring Bill Kerr, Googie Withers and Joan Hickson.
Thu 04 Jan 18 13:45 Glimpses – The Power We Need 1962. Factual. Director: John Fitzgerald. The economic future of the coal industry in relation to other sources of power. Includes footage of Bevercotes Colliery, Nottinghamshire.
Thu 04 Jan 18 14:00 Enchantment 1948. Drama. Director: Irving Reis. Stars David Niven, Farley Granger, Evelyn Keyes & Teresa Wright. An American ambulance driver stationed in London visits her reclusive grand-uncle.
Thu 04 Jan 18 16:00 Vendetta For The Saint 1969. Action. Director: Jim O’Connolly. Stars Roger Moore, Aimi MacDonald, Ian Hendry & Rosemary Dexter. Set in Naples, an elegant thief is outraged after witnessing the murder of a British banker.
Thu 04 Jan 18 18:00 June Allyson The Blue Goose. Stars June Allyson as the regular hostess and occasional star of this dramatic anthology series, from light comedy to melodrama with incredible support from other stars. (S1, E25)
Thu 04 Jan 18 18:30 Whistle Down the Wind 1961. Drama. Directed by Bryan Forbes and starring Bernard Lee, Alan Bates and Hayley Mills. Three young children encounter a murderer on the run.
Thu 04 Jan 18 20:30 Tell Me Another A Very Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theatre. 1976. Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills. This episode stars Miriam Karlin, Peggy Mount & Tom O’Connor. (S1, E33)
Thu 04 Jan 18 21:00 Dick Powell Theatre Death In A Village. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. (S1, E10)
Thu 04 Jan 18 22:00 Soft Beds, Hard Battles 1973. Comedy. Director: Roy Boulting. Stars Peter Sellers, Curt Jurgens, Francoise Pascal, Rula Lenska & Jenny Hanley. In Nazi occupied France, Maj. Robinson works with a brothel to aid the resistance
Thu 04 Jan 18 23:50 Our London 1947 – Glimpses Rare archive footage from 1947 of London’s landmarks decades in the past, including Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament.
Thu 04 Jan 18 0:00 All Night Long 1962. Directed by Basil Dearden and stars Richard Attenborough, Patrick McGoohan and Keith Mitchell. An East End party is the scene where rival jazz musicians fight over a performer.
Thu 04 Jan 18 1:50 Cosh Boy 1953. Drama. Director: Lewis Gilbert. Stars James Kenney, Hermione Baddeley, Joan Collins & Hermione Gingold. In post WW2 London, Roy and his gang drift into more and more serious offenses.
Thu 04 Jan 18 3:20 BFI: Waverley Steps 1948. Factual. Director: John Eldridge. With visual grace, and wit, the film entwines a coalman’s working day with students’ revels by night, the proceedings of a court with the rituals of a courtship
Thu 04 Jan 18 4:00 The Human Jungle Enemy Outside. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. Two men in the same hospital ward give Drs Corder and Davis a problem that trembles on the brink of catastrophe. Guest stars Tony Tanner. (S2, E12)
Thu 04 Jan 18 5:00 Burke’s Law 1967. Who Killed Alex Debbs? Stars Diana Dors. The crime-solving adventures of debonair Amos Burke (Gene Barry), an L.A.P.D. homicide captain who is also a millionaire. (S1, E6)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Fri 05 Jan 18 6:00 Blind Date 1959. Thriller. Directed by Joseph Losey. Starring Hardy Krüger & Micheline Presle. The Mistress of a struggling artist is killed and inspector Morgan (Stanley Baker) investigates a complex case.
Fri 05 Jan 18 7:50 Johnny Ringo East Is East. Directed by Aaron Spelling and starring Don Durant and Mark Goddard. Ringo investigates a brutal stagecoach robbery where the driver and one of the passengers were killed. (S1, E14)
Fri 05 Jan 18 8:20 SOS Pacific 1959. Drama. Directed by Guy Green. Starring Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli & John Gregson. A seaplane fire forces its passengers, including a prisoner, to make a disastrous water landing.
Fri 05 Jan 18 10:10 It Happened In Soho 1948. Drama. Director: Frank Chisnell. Stars Richard Murdoch, Patricia Raine & Henry Oscar. Murder drama set in Soho involving a police inspector, a newspaper reporter and a country girl.
Fri 05 Jan 18 11:00 Target: The Corruptors The Middle Man. 1961. Stars Stephen McNally, Robert Harland & Harold J. Stone. Investigative reporters Paul Marino & Jack Flood investigate various cases of industrial corruption. (S1, E19)
Fri 05 Jan 18 12:00 Neil Sean: The Ealing Story Join Neil Sean who takes a deeper look into the world of Ealing Studios
Fri 05 Jan 18 12:10 Every Day’s A Holiday 1964. Musical starring John Leyton, Mike Sarne, Freddie & the Dreamers, Ron Moody, Liz Fraser, Nicholas Parsons and Danny La Rue. A group of high-spirited teens find friendship, love & music.
Fri 05 Jan 18 14:00 Glimpses – 1960s London 1960s Life in England we particularly look at London in this great montage of clips from more of our favourite 1960s films along with remembering the fashions the songs the cars and the music
Fri 05 Jan 18 14:10 Invasion 1966. Fantasy. Director: Alan Bridges. Stars Edward Judd, Yoko Tani & Valerie Gearon. An English army unit come up against strange beings from another planet who have landed on earth.
Fri 05 Jan 18 15:50 Glimpses – 1960s England 1960s Life in England. Some great snippets of 1960s England from some of our favourite 60s films. The fashions the songs the cars and the music
Fri 05 Jan 18 16:00 All Night Long 1962. Directed by Basil Dearden and stars Richard Attenborough, Patrick McGoohan and Keith Mitchell. An East End party is the scene where rival jazz musicians fight over a performer.
Fri 05 Jan 18 17:50 Wilf Watters Presents Final Performance A short documentary based around the closing day of The Regent Cinema, Amersham in 1962
Fri 05 Jan 18 18:00 Forbidden Cargo 1954. Drama. Directed by Harold French. Starring: Jack Warner, Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Sellars and Terence Morgan. Narcotics agent Michael Kenyon receives a tip about a drug smuggling operation.
Fri 05 Jan 18 19:45 How to Refuel Your Two Stroke Motorcycle Engine in the 1940s Made in the 1940s. An informative short with a young Charles Hawtrey, explaining how to refuel your two stroke engine and a few pints in the local.
Fri 05 Jan 18 20:00 The Informers 1963. Drama. Director: Ken Annakin. Stars Nigel Patrick, Margaret Whiting, Katherine Woodville & Colin Blakely. Bank robbers try to compromise a Scotland Yard investigation into a string of robberies.
Fri 05 Jan 18 22:10 Hunted 1952. Drama. Directed by Charles Crichton. Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Elizabeth Sellars, Geoffrey Keen and Kay Walsh. A man fears a boy has witnessed him commit a murder, together they go on the run.
Fri 05 Jan 18 23:55 Talkies: John Finch – The Creator An exclusive interview with John Finch Creator, writer and editor of the iconic series ‘A Family at War’. Here John discusses how the concept was born and how the series got the initial ‘green light’.
Fri 05 Jan 18 0:00 The Intelligence Men 1965. Comedy. Director: Robert Asher. Stars Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, William Franklyn & April Olrich. A humble coffee shop manager is forced into the world of spies in swinging London.
Fri 05 Jan 18 2:00 Talkies: John Finch – The Editor Exclusive interview with John Finch, creator, writer and editor of ‘A Family at War’, discussing the editing of the iconic series.
Fri 05 Jan 18 2:05 Tornado 1943. Drama. Directed by William Berke and starring Chester Morris, Nancy Kelly and Wiiliam Henry. A hard working coal miner falls in love and marries a showgirl, but can she be happy for long?
Fri 05 Jan 18 3:45 Glimpses – Hock Shop Blues Brad Reynolds and his jazz band are caught in a bind when they need to get instruments back from the pawn shop for an all-important audition
Fri 05 Jan 18 4:00 The Human Jungle Heartbeats in a Tin Box. 1965. Stars Herbert Lom. The world of teacher Christine Box spins into chaos when distressing news is followed by violent behaviour. Guest stars Judith Stott. (S2, E13)
Fri 05 Jan 18 5:00 Burke’s Law 1967. Who Killed Sweet Betsey? The crime-solving adventures of dashing, debonair Amos Burke (Gene Barry), an L.A.P.D. homicide captain who just happens to also be a millionaire. (S1, E7)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sat 06 Jan 18 6:00 Target Earth 1954. Sci-Fi. Directed by Sherman A. Rose. Starring Richard Denning. A large city is ordered to be completely evacuated as an army of robots, believed to be from the planet Venus, attack it.
Sat 06 Jan 18 7:35 Talkies: John Finch – The Writer The Writer. Exclusive interview with John Finch, creator of A Family at War. John discusses the importance of the writer on such a large series.
Sat 06 Jan 18 7:40 The Long Duel 1967. Drama. Directed by Ken Annakin and stars Yul Brynner, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews and Andrew Keir. An Indian tribal leader becomes a bandit to protest British oppression and tyranny.
Sat 06 Jan 18 9:55 Glimpses: Diving Directed by D. Carter. Made in 1936, Official Film of the Amateur Swimming Association. An instructional documentary on diving.
Sat 06 Jan 18 10:10 Whirlpool 1959. Drama. Director: Lewis Allen. Stars Juliette Greco, Muriel Pavlow & Marius Goring. On the run from her murderous wartime partner in crime, Hermann, Lora hides on a small cargo boat.
Sat 06 Jan 18 12:00 The Southerner 1945. Drama. Director: Jean Renoir. Stars Zachary Scott, Betty Field and J. Carrol Naish. Nature decides to go against a family of cotton pickers after they decide to get their own ground.
Sat 06 Jan 18 13:50 June Allyson Stars June Allyson as the regular hostess and occasional star of this dramatic anthology series, from light comedy to melodrama with incredible support from other stars. (S1, E26)
Sat 06 Jan 18 14:20 Tornado 1943. Drama. Directed by William Berke and starring Chester Morris, Nancy Kelly and Wiiliam Henry. A hard working coal miner falls in love and marries a showgirl, but can she be happy for long?
Sat 06 Jan 18 16:00 The Weaker Sex 1948. War. Director: Roy Ward Baker. Stars Ursula Jeans, Cecil Parker, Derek Bond & Thora Hird. A Housewife regrets not taking a war job when her son’s ship is damaged at the D Day Landings.
Sat 06 Jan 18 17:40 Glimpses: On Guard Directed by William Bullen. We join the Kent Ambulance Service for a week in the 1950s. On Call, attending incidents and how to prevent injuries in a 1950s home.
Sat 06 Jan 18 18:00 The Lion Has Wings 1939. War. Stars Ralph Richardson, Merle Oberon, June Duprez & Flora Robson. Alexander Korda’s film for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination.
Sat 06 Jan 18 19:35 Glimpses: The Economy Run 1957 – The Longer Mile 1957. Directed by Lew Davidson. Fantastic Economy drive footage of Silverstone and Ascot in the 50s. A must for all classic car enthusiasts.
Sat 06 Jan 18 20:00 No Love For Johnnie 1961. Drama. Director: Ralph Thomas. Stars Peter Finch, Mary Peach, Stanley Holloway, Donald Pleasence & Billie Whitelaw. A British MP faces the choice of his career or the woman he loves.
Sat 06 Jan 18 22:15 The Servant 1963. Drama. Director: Joseph Losey. Stars Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles & Wendy Craig. A British aristocrat, hires the mysterious household servant who causes unrest in the household.
Sat 06 Jan 18 0:30 Penny Gold 1973. Drama. Director: Jack Cardiff. Stars James Booth, Francesca Annis & Nicky Henson. Mathew is determined to crack the brutal murder of a young woman whose body is identified by her identical twin.
Sat 06 Jan 18 2:15 Miracle in Soho 1957. Romance. Director: Julian Amyes. Starring John Gregson, Belinda Lee, Cyril Cusack and Peter Illing. Michael is an unhappy road worker, until he meets Julia, and ‘the miracle’ happens.
Sat 06 Jan 18 4:15 All In Good Fun 1956. Comedy. Bob Monkhouse introduces the golden age of slapstick comedy. Mack Sennett, Chaplin, The Keystone Kops and many more.
Sat 06 Jan 18 5:00 Burke’s Law 1967. Who Killed Billy Jo? The crime-solving adventures of dashing, debonair Amos Burke (Gene Barry), an L.A.P.D. homicide captain who just happens to also be a millionaire. (S1, E8)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sun 07 Jan 18 6:00 The Giant Gila Monster 1959. Sci-Fi. Directed by Ray Kellogg. Starring Don Sullivan, Fred Graham & Lisa Simone. A giant lizard terrorises a small town. Can the police and a hot rod gang stop the monster?
Sun 07 Jan 18 7:30 BFI: The Flood 1963. CCF Film. Adventure. East Anglian youngsters find themselves cut off when the nearby river breaks its banks and floods the countryside. Superbly shot around Ely and Wisbech.
Sun 07 Jan 18 8:45 Rose of Cimmaron 1952. Western. Director: Harry Keller. Stars Jack Buetel, Mala Powers, Bill Williams. Rose, a young girl fostered by a Cherokee family, seeks revenge after her foster parents are murdered by outlaws
Sun 07 Jan 18 10:20 Three Steps to the Gallows 1953. Drama. Directed by John Gilling. American cargo ship Officer Stevens (Scott Brady), finds out that his brother is the frame-up victim of a smuggling gang and is due to be executed for murder.
Sun 07 Jan 18 12:00 The Intelligence Men 1965. Comedy. Director: Robert Asher. Stars Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, William Franklyn & April Olrich. A humble coffee shop manager is forced into the world of spies in swinging London.
Sun 07 Jan 18 14:00 Glimpses: Tre, Pol & Pen 1943. Short educational film which searches for the unusual in Cornwall, exploring the local sites, people and lore.
Sun 07 Jan 18 14:15 The Lion Has Wings 1939. War. Stars Ralph Richardson, Merle Oberon, June Duprez & Flora Robson. Alexander Korda’s film for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination.
Sun 07 Jan 18 15:50 How to Refuel Your Two Stroke Motorcycle Engine in the 1940s Made in the 1940s. An informative short with a young Charles Hawtrey, explaining how to refuel your two stroke engine and a few pints in the local.
Sun 07 Jan 18 16:00 Interrupted Journey 1949. Thriller. Director: Daniel Birt. Stars Valerie Hobson, Richard Todd, Christine Norden & Tom Walls. John’s wife appears to have been shot after finding her body in the wreckage of a train crash.
Sun 07 Jan 18 17:45 Joey Leads The Way 1968. Directed by James Richards. An endearing film of the big ‘clean up’ at spring time in the countryside and how a donkey saves the day. Nice reminder of a 60s childhood in rural England.
Sun 07 Jan 18 18:00 Green For Danger 1947. Thriller. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars Trevor Howard, Sally Gray, Rosamund John & Alastair Sim. During a German bombing raid on rural southeast England, a hospital undergoes heavy shelling
Sun 07 Jan 18 19:50 Glimpses – Scarborough 1930 Rare archive footage of Scarborough in 1930, featuring a beautiful horse-drawn parade, fisherman on the pier and swimmers braving the elements in the sea
Sun 07 Jan 18 20:00 A Family At War 1971. I Wanted to be with You. Creator: John Finch. Stars Colin Douglas & Shelagh Fraser. The whole family gathers for Phillip’s Birthday. Freda’s boyfriend is introduced for the first time. (S2, E18)
Sun 07 Jan 18 21:00 The Human Jungle Over and Out. 1963. Stars Herbert Lom. A pilot crashes a prototype fighter. Dr Corder is asked to investigate a possible planned suicide. Guest stars Ian Bannen and Zena Marshall. (S1, E13)
Sun 07 Jan 18 22:00 The Informers 1963. Drama. Director: Ken Annakin. Stars Nigel Patrick, Margaret Whiting, Katherine Woodville & Colin Blakely. Bank robbers try to compromise a Scotland Yard investigation into a string of robberies.
Sun 07 Jan 18 0:10 Invasion 1966. Fantasy. Director: Alan Bridges. Stars Edward Judd, Yoko Tani & Valerie Gearon. An English army unit come up against strange beings from another planet who have landed on earth.
Sun 07 Jan 18 1:50 Whirlpool 1959. Drama. Director: Lewis Allen. Stars Juliette Greco, Muriel Pavlow & Marius Goring. On the run from her murderous wartime partner in crime, Hermann, Lora hides on a small cargo boat.
Sun 07 Jan 18 3:45 Night Of The Prowler 1962. Crime Drama. Directed by Francis Searle. When the director of a successful racing company is shot dead, the other directors wonder who is next. Starring Bill Nagy & Patrick Holt.
Sun 07 Jan 18 5:00 Burke’s Law 1967. Who Killed Wade Walker? The crime-solving adventures of dashing, debonair Amos Burke (Gene Barry), an L.A.P.D. homicide captain who just happens to also be a millionaire. (S1, E9)