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Christmas TV Guide on TPTV

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Dear Supporters of Talking Pictures TV and Renown Pictures, 

This December we have a fantastic selection of films and programmes for you to enjoy, including a festive itinerary which will keep you entertained throughout Christmas and the New Year! A new series called Mystery and Imagination starts on Sun 8th Dec at 9pm, featuring classic horror and supernatural dramas based on the works of well-known authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. The series will continue on Sunday nights at 9pm. Chilling Hammer Horror The Nanny premieres on Sat 14th Dec at 10pm. Bette Davis gave a deadly performance as the family nanny, calmly keeping a neurotic household together, with Wendy Craig as the mother and William Dix as the ‘disturbed’ boy – a compelling watch! On Christmas Day we are proud to present The Amazing Mr Blunden at 7pm, written and directed by Lionel Jeffries in 1972, the cast includes Laurence Naismith, Lynne Frederick, and Diana Dors. It wouldn’t be Christmas without Scrooge, and we are showing two versions! The first is from 1935, starring Seymour Hicks, the first full-length version to be made, which shows at 11:30am on Tues 24th Dec. The second version is of course the definitive Alastair Sim adaptation, perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit, which is on Christmas Day, Wed 25th Dec at 5.15pm. Our New Year programme is a wonderful mixture of nostalgia, comedy and drama, including another Talking Pictures TV exclusive, an interview with Veronica Hurst, one of the stars of Angels One Five, to be shown just before the film itself at 2.30pm on New Years Eve, followed by the film Angels One Five at 2.45pm, which also starred John Gregson and Jack Hawkins. Earlier in December, we will be broadcasting another exclusive interview on Fri 13th Dec at 10:40am with Terry Dene, the iconic pop star known as the British Elvis, with his film The Golden Disc being shown just before on Fri 13th Dec at 9:05am. Gothic drama The Wolves of Willoughby Chase starring Stephanie Beacham will be on New Year’s Eve at 7:10pm and a classic Miss Marple murder mystery The Mirror Crack’d with a host of Hollywood stars including Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, Elizabeth Taylor and Angela Lansbury is on New Year’s Day at 6.55pm. Plenty of laughter over the New Year, some of it provided by Frankie Howerd in Up the Chastity Belt on New Year’s Day at 10.05pm and also Raising The Wind, another comedy with an incredible cast including James Robertson Justice, Sid James, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Williams and Liz Fraser, which is on Sunday 5th Jan at 7:10pm. A complete guide to our festive programmes can be found on the website.

For your handy TPTV Christmas TV Guide, click here


Just in case you have run out of inspiration, we have a few ideas for last minute festive gifts! What better to give your hosts as a thank you for Christmas dinner than our Scrooge Apron? It features a wonderful image of Alastair Sim in the role of Scrooge by artist Steve Lilley, which is also the image on our luxury A5 Scrooge Cards, available in packs of ten. The cards can be used all year round as they are blank inside. On the same theme, our fully restored 2K edition of Scrooge, A Christmas Carol also makes a wonderful gift and another festive DVD The Christmas Tree, a charming British film from The Children’s Film Foundation about a group of children who try to bring a Christmas Tree to the children’s hospital in time for the party also makes a perfect Christmas present. The DVD also contains a bonus selection of nostalgic Christmas Glimpses.

To purchase the Scrooge Apron please click HERE

To purchase the Scrooge Cards please click HERE

To purchase Scrooge, A Christmas Carol DVD please click HERE

To purchase the The Christmas Tree DVD please click HERE

The Talking Pictures TV Calendar is still selling like hot cakes, it’s our best yet! If you would like a copy to see you through 2020, please click HERE.

It’s been another incredible year for TPTV – and we continue to go from strength to strength! Next year we hope to encourage more of the major studios to license British films and series to us, the rights of which are owned in the USA. We have grown to be the largest independent TV channel in the UK in just short of five years of broadcasting – quite an accomplishment for a channel run by just three people! We’ve rescued and revived many lost films and been lucky enough to have archives opened for us to license from. We could not have achieved any of this without your support. All that remains is for us to thank you all – without you we simply wouldn’t be here. Let’s all enjoy some proper Christmas telly on the channel over the coming month!

Wishing you all the best for the New Year – and a very Merry Christmas!

Sarah, Noel & Neill