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Dear Friends and Supporters of Film & TV History,
How lovely it was to meet so many of you at The Festival of Film in St Albans last week. It was a great day, made very special by both our star guests and by our warm and friendly audience.

If you missed out, don’t worry, we still have tickets for our Weekend by the Sea on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July. It’s in beautiful Christchurch and we can’t wait to see you there. The Cellar Club’s Caroline Munro will be joining us again, We’ll also be welcoming Derren Nesbitt and Melvyn Hayes, with more guests to be announced. Click HERE to get your tickets now.
We have some really exciting channel premieres for you this week. The wonderful Tyrone Power stars in two of them. In This Above All (Tuesday at 1.30pm) he and Joan Fontaine fall in love in wartime England. In Pony Soldier, part of Wednesday’s Saddle Up! double bill of Westerns from 3.05pm, he is a member of the Canadian Mounties.
This week’s Cellar Club offers one of the most varied bills since the Club’s doors opened. We have a 90s classic from none other than Martin Scorsese, a lesser-known 50s horror and a top-class noir starring Ann Sheridan. Take a look at the listings below for more information and don’t forget to join us on Friday from 9pm.
Tell Me AnotherPresided over by Dick Hills, this witty chat show ran for 44 episodes between 1976 and 1979. A glittering array of stars from stage, screen and television recount anecdotes, often hilarious, from their careers. Join Spike Milligan, Ted Ray, Diana Dors, Thora Hird, Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee, Sydney Tafler and many more for stories and laughter.
Click HERE to sign up and watch all 44 episodes of Tell Me Another now.
Remember if you miss anything on the channel, always check www.tptvencore.co.uk because the site carries the vast amount of the channel's output. Everything is available to watch for free and is ready to watch 24 hours a day. All you need is an internet connected device; a computer, laptop, tablet, phone or TV.
Each week catch up episodes of some of the channel's best TV series are added (collected HERE), including The Outer Limits, Secret Army, The Saint, Justice, Gideon's Way, The Champions, Dial 999, Enemy At The Door and many more, as well as scores of feature films, Glimpses, Look at Life short documentaries and Talking Pictures TV Exclusives.
The Frank Marker Windsor Location Tour, Quiz And Lunch.
Saturday 3rd September + Sunday 4th September 2022
Public Eye fans! Don your macs and join us on a walking tour of Frank Marker’s old patch in Windsor. Visit the scenes of his triumphs and defeats, as well as some interesting locations from British film history.
There will be plenty of photo opportunities as we follow Frank’s footsteps through the ancient town. The price includes a Frank Marker-themed packed lunch, a cup of tea and a bun, a souvenir limited edition map, an exclusive set of Frank Marker Fan Club Badges and a limited-edition mug.
For our FULL LISTINGS for 7 days with full details click HERE.
To see more HIGHLIGHTS, click HERE.
For those of you who would like to see a full list of this week’s programming WITH SUBTITLES AVAILABLE click HERE.
For FOUR WEEKS of advance schedules click HERE.
Remember you can see the full schedule for several weeks ahead on our website. On the schedule page, just click on the dates for your chosen week. The first week you are taken to will be the current one, don’t panic just select the next week on the tab!

FOR THE WEEK 16th - 22nd May

Take your seats in the best cinema in the land for a great mix of films. There truly is something for everyone.
This Above All (1942) on Tuesday at 1.30pm. Stars Tyrone Power and Joan Fontaine. A young WAAF falls in love with a man who appears resentful of her upper-class background. He is also harbouring a secret which threatens their relationship.
Dial 999 on Tuesday at 6pm. Stars Robert Beatty. Two criminals plot to extract a large sum of money through kidnap. With guest star, John Loder.
Fraulein (1958) on Wednesday at 9.10pm. Stars Dana Wynter and Mel Ferrer. The fiancée of a Nazi helps an escaping PoW. Their paths cross again in post-war Berlin.
Justice on Thursday at 8pm. Stars Margaret Lockwood. Harriet clashes with Ian after a doctor is accused of speeding up the death of an accident victim for an organ transplant. With guest stars, William Russell and Barbara Shelley.
The Outer Limits: The Bellero Shield on Friday at 8pm. Stars Martin Landau, Chita Rivera and Sally Kellerman. An unsuccessful inventor's creation draws an alien to Earth.
Woman in the Dark (1934) on Saturday at 2.40pm. Stars Fay Wray, Ralph Bellamy and Melvyn Douglas. A woman on the run from an abusive man, joins forces with a parolee who now wants a quiet life. They find themselves both hunted.
Fixed Bayonets (1947) on Saturday at 6.10pm. Stars Richard Basehart and Gene Nelson. The lives of a small group of American soldiers battling in the mountains during the Korean War. Directed by Samuel Fuller.
Maigret: The Golden Fleece on Saturday at 8pm. Stars Rupert Davies. A strange accident prompts an investigation into canal life. With Francis de Woolf.
The Footage Detectives on Sunday at 5pm. Learn how to blow up a car on a film set with Denis Nordern, who takes us on a tour of the Thunderball set in a lost short from 1965. There’s music from Dorothy Squires along with a bit of trainspotting.
The Saint: The Charitable Countess on Sunday at 6pm. Stars Roger Moore. Simon meets a generous countess whom he fears is being exploited. With Patricia Donahue and Nigel Davenport.
Secret Army on Sunday at 9pm. Stars Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards and Clifford Rose. Kessler departs for Berlin and Alain is detained. Newly returned Major Bradley makes a deal with desperate Germans to escape.
SADDLE UP! – Wednesday from 3.05pm (Repeated on Sunday at 12 noon)
3.05pm. Saddle Up! James Stephens welcomes us all to the wild, wild west.
3.15pm. Pony Soldier (1952). Stars Tyrone Power. Canada-set Western. An agent of the Northwest Mounted Police is tasked with persuading the Cree tribe to sign a treaty with the government.
4.55pm. Saddle Up! James is back to introduce our second film of the day.
5pm. Secret of Convict Lake (1951). Stars Glenn Ford and Gene Tierney. An escaped convince plans to kill the man who framed him.
6.40pm. Before James rides off into the sunset, he tells us what’s coming up next week.
THE CELLAR CLUB – Friday from 9pm
9pm. ‘Scream Queen’, Caroline Munro, introduces three late-night classics.
9.05pm. Bringing Out the Dead (1999). Stars Nicholas Cage, Patricia Arquette and John Goodman. A traumatised New York paramedic begins to hallucinate and see the ghosts of patients he was unable to save. 90s classic directed by Martin Scorsese.
11.35pm. The Cellar Club. Caroline is back to introduce a rare 1950s horror.
11.40pm. Donovan’s Brain (1953). Stars Lew Ayres and Nancy Reagan. The future first lady of America stars in this story of scientists who removed the brain of a dead tycoon, with horrifying results.
01.20am. The Cellar Club. Caroline is back to introduce our final Cellar Club offering for this week.
01.25am. Woman on the Run (1950). Stars Ann Sheridan and Dennis O’Keefe. The witness to a murder is pursued across San Francisco, by his wife, the police and the killers. Fantastic location shooting is just one of the highlights of this noir thriller.
03.00am. Caroline returns to wish us farewell from The Cellar Club and give us a taste of what’s coming up next week.
9.00am. Woody Woodpecker: Pantry Panic. Woody fails to go South for the winter, leaving him vulnerable to a starving cat.
9.05am. Hawkeye and The Last of the Mohicans. Hawkeye and Chingachgook are on the trail of an outlaw.
9.35am. The Lone Ranger. Two cowboys are wrongly accused of murder. It’s up to the Lone Ranger to catch the real culprit.
10.05am. Larry the Lamb. This week, wireless comes to Toytown.
10.20am. Mr Horatio Knibbles (1971). Stars Lesley Roach and Bernard Horsfall. Mary is upset after not receiving a rabbit for her birthday. Suddenly, an imaginary rabbit friend appears in her life.
11.30am. The Adventures of Robin Hood. His greatest enemy, The Sherriff of Nottingham, asks Robin for his help.
The Voice of Merrill (1952) on Tuesday at 11.50am.  Stars Valerie Hobson, James Robertson Justice and Edward Underdown.
Lots of twists and turns in this mystery story. A struggling author is framed for murder by his lover’s husband. Produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman, the brains behind The Saint and many other classic TV series.
Children Galore (1954) on Wednesday at 12.15pm. Stars Eddie Byrne and June Thorburn.
Delightful film in which a family competes for a cottage offered by a Lord to the couple with the most grandchildren. Directed by the hugely prolific Terence Fisher.
SHORT FILMS, Glimpses and Look at Life
Nobody else offers the unique, and eclectic, range of short films that we do. These shorts may not always make it into the TV listings, so we’re highlighting them here for you. Make a note so as not to miss your favourites, or to set your recorders.
3pm. Look at Life: Thunder in Waiting (1960). A look at the deadly cargo of the Vulcan Bomber and how it is a crucial part of Britain's defence force.
6pm. Look at Life: Under the Hammer (1961). A look at the world of auctions and auctioneers, with a glimpse at the various items on offer and the different types of people drawn to sale rooms.
7.30am. The Isle of Wight in the 50s. PREMIERE.  Charming travelogue of The Isle of Wight in the 50s. Great shots of holiday and island life, featuring Ventnor, Shanklin, West Wight, and wait until you see the cars!
12.05pm. Look at Life: Over and Under (1960). A look at the thousands of new bridges of all shapes and sizes being constructed across the country to keep up with the new roads programme.
7.35am. Look at Life: Wheel Power (1960). A look at British cyclists of various kinds.
12.35pm. Glimpses of Blackpool in 1974. Student film focusing on a trip around Blackpool and surrounding areas. We start in Preston buying new shoes at the indoor market before heading to the pier.
8.45pm. Look at Life: Women in Green (1960). A look at the incredible Women's Voluntary Service. The women in green are often first on the scene when disaster strikes in Britain.
Tune in to the popular podcast for news, views and reviews of upcoming films and shows on your favourite channel. Click HERE to listen.
It’s your chance to win a Talking Pictures TV prize by answering this one question.
Q: Tyrone Power stars in two of this week’s premieres, This Above All and Pony Soldier. He became a major star after playing which swashbuckling hero in the 1940 remake of a Douglas Fairbanks silent film?
Email your answer to Theprojectionist@talkingpicturestv.co.uk  with QUIZ 15/05 in the subject line by 9am on Tuesday 17th May.
Please remember to add your postal address so we know where to send your prize!
Congratulations to Anthony Bennet from Lancashire, who knew that Robert Wise co-directed West Side Story.
Thank you, as always, for all your support for Talking Pictures TV. As you know, your kind words and your recommendations mean a lot to us. Please do keep telling your friends and family about your favourite channel.
Noel, Sarah and Neill