Talking Pictures TV Programme Schedule

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TPTV Schedule December 10th to 16th 2018

DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Mon 10 Dec 18 6:00 The Case of Charles Peace 1949. Drama. Made at Merton Park Studios, based on a true story, directed by Norman Lee. The film recounts the exploits through the trial of Charles Peace. Starring Michael Martin-Harvey.
Mon 10 Dec 18 7:45 Stagecoach West A Place of Still Waters. Western with Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray, who run a stagecoach line in the Old West where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Mon 10 Dec 18 8:45 Glad Tidings 1953. Drama. Colonel's adult children object to him marrying an American widow. Starring Barbara Kelly and Raymond Huntley.
Mon 10 Dec 18 10:05 Sleeping Car To Trieste 1948. Drama. Director: John Paddy Carstairs. Stars Jean Kent, Bonar Colleano, Albert Lieven & David Tomlinson. Agents break into an embassy in Paris to steal a diary filled with political secrets.
Mon 10 Dec 18 11:55 Hell in the Pacific 1968. Adventure. Directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. During World War II, an American pilot and a Japanese navy captain are deserted on an island in the Pacific Ocean
Mon 10 Dec 18 14:00 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)
Mon 10 Dec 18 15:00 Windom's Way 1957. Drama. Directed by Ronald Neame. Stars Peter Finch, Mary Ure, Natasha Parry, Robert Flemyng & Michael Hordern. A doctor's wife joins him at his remote practice to try and patch up their marriage
Mon 10 Dec 18 17:10 Cornish Ramble 1946. Directed by Paul Barralet. A Travelogue of Cornwall in the late 1940s. A place where superstition and legend are part of a way of life. We visit many of the famous landmarks and a Tin mine.
Mon 10 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard At Night All Cats Are Gray. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. A fashion model asks for the Colonel's help, claiming a man is following her and she fears for her life (S1, E4)
Mon 10 Dec 18 18:00 Seeing Motorcycles 1970s film on the perils of being a motor cyclist on the road and tips on how to 'see' the motorcyclists. Brilliant shots of a 1970s England
Mon 10 Dec 18 18:10 Ramrod 1947. Western. Connie Dickson (Veronica Lake) plans to marry a sheep rancher, but her father teams up with land baron Frank Ivey to drive the man out of town.
Mon 10 Dec 18 20:00 Public Eye 1975. Detective & Mystery Drama. Take No for an Answer. Stars Alfred Burke, Peter Childs & Richard Pearson. Hired to find a missing wife, Marker's enquiries lead him to unearth something in suburbia.
Mon 10 Dec 18 21:00 Madness of the Heart 1949. Drama. Directed by Charles Bennett. Stars Margaret Lockwood, Paul Dupuis, Kathleen Byron & Maxwell Reed. Lydia Garth's romance is plagued by her complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision.
Mon 10 Dec 18 22:50 Glimpses of Blackpool in 1974 Student film focusing on a ladies trip around Blackpool in 1974, giving great examples of a 70s Bank Holiday weekend. Starting off at the market for new shoes before we head to the pier.
Mon 10 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. Do It Yourself. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. Maggie becomes involved in the antics of a group of vigilantes (S5, E3)
Mon 10 Dec 18 0:00 The Day After 1983. Drama. Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Stars Jason Robards, Steve Guttenberg, John Lithgow & JoBeth Williams. A Midwestern city attempts to recover after it is destroyed by a nuclear missile strike.
Mon 10 Dec 18 2:45 The Hitch-Hiker 1953. Thriller. Director: Ida Lupino. Stars Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy & William Talman. Ray & Gilbert's fishing trip takes a turn when they pick up a hitch-hiker who turns out to be on the run. (Subtitles Available)
Mon 10 Dec 18 4:15 I'll Be Seeing You 1944. Drama. Directed by William Dieterle. Stars Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten & Shirley Temple. Zachary & Mary meet on a train and despite their mutual attraction, they are both shouldering secrets.
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Tue 11 Dec 18 6:00 Return Of A Stranger 1937. Crime. Directed by Victor Hanbury. James & Carol have plans to elope, but a fight with her father's solicitor ends in murder. Stars Griffith Jones, Rosalyn Boulter and James Harcourt.
Tue 11 Dec 18 7:25 Stagecoach West Never Walk Alone. Western with Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray, who run a stagecoach line in the Old West where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Tue 11 Dec 18 8:25 Freedom Radio 1940. War. Director: Anthony Asquith. Stars Clive Brook, Diana Wynyard & Raymond Huntley. A German doctor, disillusioned with Nazi propaganda, creates a secret radio-feed condemning the movement.
Tue 11 Dec 18 10:15 Duel in the Sun 1946. Western. Directed by King Vidor and starring Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten. When her father is hanged, the beautiful Pearl Chavez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas.
Tue 11 Dec 18 12:50 A Little of What You Fancy 1968. A loving tribute to British Music Hall with Lily Morris and Gus Elen. Featuring original archive film, rare prints, portraits and photographs, it traces what remains of the great music halls.
Tue 11 Dec 18 14:00 A Family At War 1971. Salute The Happy Morn. 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)
Tue 11 Dec 18 15:00 Glimpses of Blackpool in 1974 Student film focusing on a ladies trip around Blackpool in 1974, giving great examples of a 70s Bank Holiday weekend. Starting off at the market for new shoes before we head to the pier.
Tue 11 Dec 18 15:15 On The Beat 1962. Comedy. Directed by Robert Asher. Stars Norman Wisdom, Jennifer Jayne & Raymond Huntley. A car park attendant at Scotland Yard dreams of becoming a policeman, but falls short on height! (Subtitles Available)
Tue 11 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Case of the Kidnapped Poodle. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. Colonel March investigates the theft of a valuable diamond and the kidnapping of a poodle. (S1, E5)
Tue 11 Dec 18 18:00 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.
Tue 11 Dec 18 18:15 Bottoms Up 1960. Comedy. Directed by Mario Zampi. Stars Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard and Martita Hunt. Jimmy Edwards reprises his TV and radio role as a Professor trying to control a school full of naughty boys
Tue 11 Dec 18 20:00 Public Eye 1975. Detective & Mystery Drama. Fit of Conscience. Stars Alfred Burke, Paul Kermack & Margaret Whiting. An enquiry into a bride of a public servant uncovers deeper issues for Marker.
Tue 11 Dec 18 21:00 Crooks Anonymous 1962. Comedy. Directed by Ken Annakin. Stars Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter & Wilfrid Hyde-White. A pathological thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes.
Tue 11 Dec 18 22:45 Canterbury Made in 1933 and first shown to an audience at the Prince Of Wales Theatre London, this series focused on areas on interest. This episode has remarkable shots and commentary on a 1930s Canterbury.
Tue 11 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. The Conference. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. Things go with a bang when the Seven Dials team attend a seminar about a series of thefts from hotels. (S5, E4)
Tue 11 Dec 18 0:00 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.
Tue 11 Dec 18 2:10 Deadfall 1968. Drama. Director: Bryan Forbes. Stars Michael Caine, Giovanna Ralli, Eric Portman & Nanette Newman. A Cat Burglar checks himself into a Spanish sanatorium for alcoholics under a false pretence.
Tue 11 Dec 18 4:40 Lifetime Of Comedy 1960. Compilation of comedy sketches from the comedy kings Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Danny Kaye & Bing Crosby.
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Wed 12 Dec 18 6:00 Thunder In The City 1937. Comedy. Stars Edward G. Robinson, Nigel Bruce, Constance Collier & Ralph Richardson. A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have never seen.
Wed 12 Dec 18 7:40 Stagecoach West The Big Gun. Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Wed 12 Dec 18 8:40 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.
Wed 12 Dec 18 10:25 The Smothers Brothers 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.
Wed 12 Dec 18 10:55 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 12 Dec 18 12:55 Glimpses Christmas In London in 1957 Charming glimpse of Christmas in London in the 50s; the lights, famous shop windows, the fashions and all the hustle and bustle.
Wed 12 Dec 18 13:00 Great West End Theatres Donald Sinden heads backstage at the Wyndham's Theatre, and explores the history of the West End venue.
Wed 12 Dec 18 14:00 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)
Wed 12 Dec 18 15:00 The Ship That Died of Shame (AKA PT Raiders) 1955. Thriller. Directed by Basil Dearden. Stars Richard Attenborough, George Baker and Bill Owen. A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling black market items into post-war Britain.
Wed 12 Dec 18 17:00 Take Two: Shirley Eaton A series where well-known faces from much loved British films and classic television shows talk about their lives and careers in the business. In this episode, we talk to Shirley Eaton.
Wed 12 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Invisible Knife. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. March must solve the mystery of how a man could be stabbed to death by an invisible knife. (S1, E6)
Wed 12 Dec 18 18:00 The Shiralee 1957. Drama. Director: Leslie Norman. Stars Peter Finch, Dana Wilson, Elizabeth Sellars, Russell Napier & George Rose. When Jim finds his wife with another man, he takes their daughter & hits the road
Wed 12 Dec 18 20:00 Public Eye 1975. Detective & Mystery Drama. Unlucky for Some. Stars Alfred Burke, Jennifer Daniel & John Quayle. Marker bows out with a strange and intriguing case involving two Villians.
Wed 12 Dec 18 21:00 A Family At War The Lucky Ones. 1971. Created by John Finch. Stars Colin Douglas, Colin Campbell & Barbara Flynn. The iconic seventies drama series continues with the third and final series. (S3, E1)
Wed 12 Dec 18 22:00 Spearhead Michael Billington, Stafford Gordon and Lawrence Davidson star in this tough and gripping 1970s drama series about life in the British Army. (S1, E1)
Wed 12 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. The Good, the Bad and the Rest. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. Maggie tries to help when Steve learns of criminal activity at his college. (S5, E5)
Wed 12 Dec 18 0:00 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.
Wed 12 Dec 18 2:15 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970. Drama. Director: Russ Meyer. Stars Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom & John LaZar. Three girls go to Hollywood to make it big but find only a scene of debauchery, drugs and rock 'n' roll
Wed 12 Dec 18 4:30 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.
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Thu 13 Dec 18 6:00 The Sword of Monte Cristo 1951. Adventure. Stars George Montgomery, Rita Corday & Berry Kroeger. Set in 19th Century France, The country's conniving chief minister will stop at nothing to gain possession of the sword.
Thu 13 Dec 18 7:35 Stagecoach West The Raider. Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Thu 13 Dec 18 8:35 Operation Diplomat 1953. Crime. Directed by John Guillermin. Stars Guy Rolfe, Lisa Daniely, Patricia Dainton. A surgeon is forced to operate on an injured man by a gang of smugglers.
Thu 13 Dec 18 10:00 Windbag The Sailor 1936. Comedy. Directed by William Beaudine. Stars Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt & Norma Varden. A sea captain's tall tales are tested when he is coerced into commanding an unseaworthy ship.
Thu 13 Dec 18 11:45 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.
Thu 13 Dec 18 14:00 A Family At War 1971. A Separate Peace. Created by John Finch. Stars Colin Douglas & Shelagh Fraser. The Ashton family are all called home. (S2, E19)
Thu 13 Dec 18 15:00 Keeping Britain Tidy in 1962 Glimpses: Made in 1962 an endearing educational film on the problem of litter around Britain and the early campaigns to keep Britain tidy!
Thu 13 Dec 18 15:15 The Siege of Pinchgut (AKA Four Desperate Men) 1959. Drama. Directed by Harry Watt. Stars Aldo Ray, Heather Sears and Neil McCallum. Matt Kirk escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence, but heads into trouble
Thu 13 Dec 18 17:25 Glimpses Christmas In London in 1957 Charming glimpse of Christmas in London in the 50s; the lights, famous shop windows, the fashions and all the hustle and bustle.
Thu 13 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Strange Event at Roman Fall. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. When a wife reports her husband has accidentally fallen from a cliff, suspicion points to her (S1, E7)
Thu 13 Dec 18 18:00 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.
Thu 13 Dec 18 18:05 Curtain Up 1952. Comedy. Directed by Ralph Smart. Stars Robert Morley, Margaret Rutherford, Kay Kendall & Michael Medwin. A stage director clashes with the author of a play being done by a little theatre group.
Thu 13 Dec 18 19:45 Judge For Yourself Lost TV Pilot made in the 50s starring the Honourable Goodwin J. Knight who introduces a case based on actual court cases then at the end asks 'If you were judging this case, what would you do?'
Thu 13 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB Dead Man's Shoes. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Marjie Lawrence & Deborah Watling. Second Lieutenant Brian Ash joins his new regiment only to find that they are assigned to bomb disposal. (S1, E1)
Thu 13 Dec 18 21:00 Touch & Go 1955. Comedy. Directed by Michael Truman. Stars Jack Hawkins, Margaret Johnston & June Thorburn. Jim makes a sudden decision to immigrate to Australia after a row with his boss.
Thu 13 Dec 18 22:45 1960s London – Glimpses 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
Thu 13 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. Mad Dog. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. Animal rights campaigners free dogs from a lab, but fail to realise that one of the dogs is dangerously ill (S5, E6)
Thu 13 Dec 18 0:00 Capone 1975. Drama. Director: Steve Carver. Stars Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely & Sylvester Stallone. The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone.
Thu 13 Dec 18 2:00 Millions Like Us 1943. War Drama. Directed by Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder. Stars Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Basil Radford & Eric Portman. Celia marries a Pilot before he is deployed into wartime battle.
Thu 13 Dec 18 4:00 The Farmer's Daughter 1947. Drama. Directed by H.C. Potter. Stars Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten & Ethel Barrymore. Katie leaves the farm to become a nurse, but is side tracked into domestic service, romance, & politics.
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Fri 14 Dec 18 6:00 Flannelfoot 1953. Crime drama directed by Maclean Rodgers and starring Ronald Howard and Mary Germaine. Crime news hack Mitchell is out to discover the identity of the notorious jewel thief 'Flannelfoot'.
Fri 14 Dec 18 7:30 Stagecoach West Blind Man's Bluff. Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Fri 14 Dec 18 8:30 They Can't Hang Me 1955. Drama. Director: Val Guest. Stars Terence Morgan, Yolande Donlan & Anthony Oliver. A senior civil servant is condemned to hang for murder but he claims to have top secret security information.
Fri 14 Dec 18 10:05 The Two-Headed Spy 1958. Drama. Directed by Andre De Toth. Stars Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala & Erik Schumann. A British spy disguises himself as a Nazi to infiltrate the Gestapo and sabotage the war effort.
Fri 14 Dec 18 12:05 Take Two: Sylvia Syms Sylvia Syms Interview. Take Two. Well-known faces from much loved British films and classic television shows talk about their lives and careers in the business.
Fri 14 Dec 18 12:35 Hell Drivers 1957. Drama. Directed by C. Raker Endfield 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.
Fri 14 Dec 18 14:45 Raise the Titanic 1980. Drama. Directed by Jerry Jameson. Stars Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer & Alec Guinness. To obtain a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted on the Titanic. (Subtitles Available)
Fri 14 Dec 18 17:05 Them Thar Hills 1934. Comedy. Director: Charley Rogers. Stars Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert & Mae Busch. Laurel and Hardy visit the mountains to relieve Ollie's gout, but local bootleggers disrupt the trip
Fri 14 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Headless Hat. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. There is a murder at the docks and Colonel March is asked by a friend of the French police to assist (S1, E8)
Fri 14 Dec 18 18:00 Eddie Carroll & His Orchestra 1939. Directed by Horace Shepherd – Enjoy 'Harlem', 'Home', 'Taint what you do', 'What do you know about love?' and many more with Eddie Carroll and his Orchestra, sung by Gwen Jones.
Fri 14 Dec 18 18:20 Cash on Demand 1961. Drama. Directed by Quentin Lawrence. Stars Peter Cushing, Andre Morell & Richard Vernon. A crook abducts the wife and child of a bank manager & then schemes to rob the institution.
Fri 14 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB Unsung Heroes. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Marjie Lawrence & Deborah Watling. Ash tackles a bomb, it's not considered vital, but the new fuse extractor doesn't work. (S1, E2)
Fri 14 Dec 18 21:00 Impulse (1984) 1984. Horror. Directed by Graham Baker. Stars Tim Matheson, Meg Tilly & Hume Cronyn. After an earthquake in a rural town, the local citizens start to exhibit bizarre & violent behaviour.
Fri 14 Dec 18 22:50 Seeing Motorcycles 1970s film on the perils of being a motor cyclist on the road and tips on how to 'see' the motorcyclists. Brilliant shots of a 1970s England
Fri 14 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. Wise Child. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. When a well-dressed con man begins harassing a rich middle-aged widow, Maggie doubts he's up to much good (S5, E7)
Fri 14 Dec 18 0:00 The Shout 1978. Horror. Director: Jerzy Skolimowski. Stars Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt & Tim Curry. Once a traveller, now a patient at a mental hospital, claims to have learnt a Aboriginal magic power.
Fri 14 Dec 18 1:45 The Sound Barrier 1952. War. Directed by David Lean. Stars Ralph Richardson, Nigel Patrick. An aircraft manufacturer whose passion for making the ultimate supersonic jet, suffers great personal tragedy in his quest. (Subtitles Available)
Fri 14 Dec 18 4:05 Unpublished Story 1942. War. Director: Harold French. Stars Richard Greene, Valerie Hobson & Basil Radford. A war correspondent during WW2 returns to London and becomes suspicious of a peace organisation.
Fri 14 Dec 18 5:45 Daily Checks For Your 1970s Moped! Early 1970s educational film made for David before he rides his Moped off to school – remember your safety checks including checking your plug washer!
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Sat 15 Dec 18 6:00 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 15 Dec 18 7:15 The Fabulous Dorseys 1947. Musical. Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey play themselves in this rise and rise story of the fabulous Dorsey brothers.
Sat 15 Dec 18 9:00 Passport To Treason 1956. Crime drama directed by Robert S. Baker and starring Rod Cameron and Lois Maxwell. Clifford, an American private eye, stationed in London for the sake of a murdered friend, takes over a case.
Sat 15 Dec 18 10:40 She 1965. Adventure. Director: Robert Day. Stars Ursula Andress, John Richardson, Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee. Archaeologists stumble across a lost city, run by a beautiful immortal Queen.
Sat 15 Dec 18 12:40 BFI: Welcome to Britain 1943. Factual. Directed by Anthony Asquith. Stars Carla Lehmann, Felix Aylmer & Burgess Meredith. This WWII film aims to explain British culture to the newly arrived American soldier.
Sat 15 Dec 18 13:50 Devil Girls From Mars 1954. Sci-Fi. Directed by David MacDonald. Stars Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott & Hazel Court. A female alien, accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock
Sat 15 Dec 18 15:25 The Magnet 1950. Comedy. Directed by Charles Frend. Stars Stephen Murray, Kay Walsh, James Fox and Thora Hird. A boy steals a powerful magnet from a younger boy, which gets him into all sorts of trouble. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 15 Dec 18 17:05 Take Two: Vicki Michelle Vicki Michelle Interview. Take Two. Well-known faces from much loved British films and classic television shows talk about their lives and careers in the business.
Sat 15 Dec 18 17:40 Convoy 1940. Drama. Directed by Pen Tennyson. Stars Clive Brook, John Clements & Edward Chapman. A tale of the highs and lows of life protecting the vital convoys between America & England during WWII.
Sat 15 Dec 18 19:25 Sleeping Tiger 1954. Drama. Directed by Joseph Losey. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith & Alexander Knox. After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation but there's a hidden twist.
Sat 15 Dec 18 21:10 Cabaret 1972. Musical. Directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Helmut Griem. A female girlie club entertainer in 1930s Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises around her (Subtitles Available)
Sat 15 Dec 18 23:40 The Tamarind Seed 1974. Drama. Directed by Blake Edwards. Stars Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle & Sylvia Syms. On a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant begins falling in love with a Russian agent. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 15 Dec 18 2:10 Breaking Away 1979. Coming of age/comedy-drama. Directed by Peter Yates. Stars Dennis Quaid & Daniel Stern. A small town boy obsessed with the cycling team vies for the affections of his college sweetheart.
Sat 15 Dec 18 4:00 The Hitch-Hiker 1953. Thriller. Director: Ida Lupino. Stars Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy & William Talman. Ray & Gilbert's fishing trip takes a turn when they pick up a hitch-hiker who turns out to be on the run. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 15 Dec 18 5:30 BFI: Elizabethan Express 1954. Factual. Directed by Tony Thompson. An account of the first journey by the new Elizabethan Express service from London to Edinburgh. The world's longest non-stop daily to average 60 mph.
Sat 15 Dec 18 5:55 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.
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Sun 16 Dec 18 6:00 There is Another Sun Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Laurence Harvey is 'Mag Maguire' a likeable fairground boxer and Maxwell Reed, 'Eddie Racer' a motorbike daredevil rider. The mutual love interest is the lovely Susan Shaw.
Sun 16 Dec 18 7:55 Three Wise Boys – Glimpses 1953. Family. When times get tough at their remote farm, three young brothers discover the real meaning of Christmas in this Christian Film.
Sun 16 Dec 18 8:30 I Thank You 1941. Comedy. Directed by Marcel Varnel. Stars Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Moore Marriott & Graham Moffatt. A London entertainer struggles to raise money for a variety show in poverty wartime.
Sun 16 Dec 18 10:10 Windbag The Sailor 1936. Comedy. Directed by William Beaudine. Stars Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt & Norma Varden. A sea captain's tall tales are tested when he is coerced into commanding an unseaworthy ship.
Sun 16 Dec 18 11:55 The Huggetts Abroad 1949. Comedy. Directed by Ken Annakin. Stars Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison & Dinah Sheridan. When Jimmy gets work in South Africa, the family decide to all go with Jimmy and travel there by truck. (Subtitles Available)
Sun 16 Dec 18 13:40 The Goose Steps Out 1942. Comedy. Directed by Basil Dearden and Will Hay. Stars Will Hay, Charles Hawtrey and Peter Croft. A bumbling teacher is flown to Germany to impersonate a general and obtain secret plans.
Sun 16 Dec 18 15:15 Windom's Way 1957. Drama. Directed by Ronald Neame. Stars Peter Finch, Mary Ure, Natasha Parry, Robert Flemyng & Michael Hordern. A doctor's wife joins him at his remote practice to try and patch up their marriage
Sun 16 Dec 18 17:30 Go to Blazes 1962. Comedy. Directed by Michael Truman. Stars Dave King, Robert Morley, Daniel Massey & Maggie Smith. After another smash-and-grab goes wrong, the crooks use a fire engine as a getaway vehicle.
Sun 16 Dec 18 19:10 Sparrows Can't Sing 1963. Comedy. Directed by Joan Littlewood. Stars James Booth, Barbara Windsor & Roy Kinnear. Charlie returns to the East End after two years at sea to find his house demolished and wife Maggie gone. (Subtitles Available)
Sun 16 Dec 18 21:00 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre Accidental Death. 1963. Directed by Geoffrey Nethercott. Stars John Carson, Jacqueline Ellis & Derrick Sherwin. The adopted daughter of Colonel Paxton and her boyfriend are surprised by an intruder.
Sun 16 Dec 18 22:10 The L Shaped Room 1962. Drama. Directed by Bryan Forbes. Stars Leslie Caron, Brock Peters, Tom Bell & Patricia Phoenix. In an Academy Award nominated performance, a pregnant French girl moves to a seedy boarding house.
Sun 16 Dec 18 0:40 Hell in the Pacific 1968. Adventure. Directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. During World War II, an American pilot and a Japanese navy captain are deserted on an island in the Pacific Ocean
Sun 16 Dec 18 2:45 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 16 Dec 18 4:40 Front Line Kids 1942. Crime drama directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Leslie Fuller, Marion Gerth and Anthony Holles. A gang of street urchins are given jobs by a Head Porter to help his crooked plans succeed.

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TPTV Schedule December 17th to 23rd 2018

DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Mon 17 Dec 18 6:00 Curtain Up 1952. Comedy. Directed by Ralph Smart. Stars Robert Morley, Margaret Rutherford, Kay Kendall & Michael Medwin. A stage director clashes with the author of a play being done by a little theatre group.
Mon 17 Dec 18 7:40 Stagecoach West The Bold Whip. Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Mon 17 Dec 18 8:40 Buffalo Bill 1944. Western. Director: William A Wellman. Stars Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn & Linda Darnell. The story of William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody, legendary westerner.
Mon 17 Dec 18 10:30 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 17 Dec 18 10:35 King Solomon's Mines 1937. Adventure. Director Robert Stevenson. Stars Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke & Anna Lee. Kathy's father is intrigued by the stories about Solomon's diamond mines. So he steals away in the night.
Mon 17 Dec 18 12:15 Gaolbreak 1962. Directed by Francis Searle and starring Peter Reynolds, Avice Landon and David Kernan. A mother and her two sons run a newsagents as a front for their criminal activity.
Mon 17 Dec 18 13:30 Early One Morning 1937. Classic Swedish documentary by Gosta Roosling about an early morning Christmas service in a country church.
Mon 17 Dec 18 13:45 The Old Dark House 1963. Comedy. Directed by William Castle. Stars Fenella Fielding, Tom Poston, Robert Morley & Janette Scott. A car salesman finds himself in fatal mishaps when delivering a car to a secluded mansion.
Mon 17 Dec 18 15:30 Meet Me Tonight 1952. Comedy. Directed by Anthony Pelissier. Stars Valerie Hobson, Nigel Patrick, Kay Walsh & Stanley Holloway. Three short stories by Noel Coward: 'Red Peppers', 'Fumed Oak' & 'Ways and Means'.
Mon 17 Dec 18 17:10 Brats 1930. Comedy. Director: James Parrott. Stars Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Laurel and Hardy play dual roles as little brats who keep them from enjoying their evening of games.
Mon 17 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Second Mona Lisa. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. The Second Mona Lisa, painted six months after the first, is targeted by rival collectors (S1, E9)
Mon 17 Dec 18 18:00 Sea to Plate and Billingsgate in 1956 – Glimpses 1956. Documentary on the distribution of fish throughout England. From tower bridge at 6am at Billingsgate in the 1950s to all the little harbours around the coast and everything in between.
Mon 17 Dec 18 18:20 Dance Hall 1950. Drama. Directed by Charles Crichton. Stars Diana Dors, Petula Clark, Jane Hylton & Natasha Parry. Four young female factory workers escape the monotony of their jobs at the the Chiswick Palais.
Mon 17 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB Just Like a Woman. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Steven Grives & Alfie Bass. Ash and Machin are brought to London from a bomb disposal course and attend to a dangerous bomb (S1, E3)
Mon 17 Dec 18 21:00 Circle of Danger 1951. Drama. Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Stars Ray Milland, Patricia Roc & Marius Goring. An American in England finds the truth behind his brother's death in occupied France.
Mon 17 Dec 18 22:35 London Airport, early 1960s – Glimpses Glimpses: Made in early 60s. A day In the life of the 'London' Airport. The Passengers, the 'Wavers-goodbye', the Airport Staff, the Pilots, the Cleaning Staff and those left behind…
Mon 17 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. Appearances Can Be Deceptive. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowem & Paul Moriarty. Maggie thinks that a woman who has killed her abusive husband acted in self-defence. (S5, E8)
Mon 17 Dec 18 0:00 KOTCH 1971. Comedy, Drama. Directed by Jack Lemmon. Stars Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon & Deborah Winters. To avoid settling in a nursing home, a retired salesman, is obliged to leave his son's family.
Mon 17 Dec 18 2:15 Three Came Home 1950. True story of a woman imprisoned in several Japanese war camps. She struggles to protect her young son. Stars Claudette Colbert.
Mon 17 Dec 18 4:20 The Hostage 1956. Drama. A South American revolutionary is facing death for murder but the President's daughter in London is taken hostage. Starring Ron Randell.
Mon 17 Dec 18 5:50 Brickwork: Halfbrick Wall Early 1950s educational film on how to make a half brick wall, including how to make it straight.
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Tue 18 Dec 18 6:00 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.
Tue 18 Dec 18 7:50 Stagecoach West The Orphans. Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Tue 18 Dec 18 8:50 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 18 Dec 18 11:10 Valley Of Eagles 1951. Adventure. A scientist invents a formula that converts waves into energy. His wife steals the formula and the scientist pursues her across the frozen tundra. Starring Jack Warner & Nadia Gray.
Tue 18 Dec 18 12:50 Family Christmas – Glimpses Nostalgic home videos of families tucking into their Christmas dinner with all generations decked out in all their festive finery
Tue 18 Dec 18 13:00 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.
Tue 18 Dec 18 15:00 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.
Tue 18 Dec 18 15:15 Mr Perrin & Mr Traill 1948. Drama. Directed by Lawrence Huntington. Stars David Farrar, Greta Gynt, Marius Goring & Raymond Huntley. A Schoolmaster is upset when a new teacher becomes an immediate success with the boys.
Tue 18 Dec 18 17:05 Sea to Plate and Billingsgate in 1956 – Glimpses 1956. Documentary on the distribution of fish throughout England. From tower bridge at 6am at Billingsgate in the 1950s to all the little harbours around the coast and everything in between.
Tue 18 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard Death in Inner Space. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. Colonel March investigates when a scientist's volunteer dies from lack of oxygen (S1, E10)
Tue 18 Dec 18 18:00 Devil Girls From Mars 1954. Sci-Fi. Directed by David MacDonald. Stars Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott & Hazel Court. A female alien, accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock
Tue 18 Dec 18 19:35 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.
Tue 18 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB Cast Iron Killer. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson & Iain Cuthbertson. A sceptical Brian is ordered to deliver a defused but otherwise intact bomb to Dr.Gillespie (S1, E4)
Tue 18 Dec 18 21:00 The Rocking Horse Winner 1949. Drama. Director: Anthony Pelissier. Stars John Howard Davies, Valerie Hobson, John Mills & Ronald Squire. After receiving a rocking horse, a child is able to pick winning horses at the racetrack
Tue 18 Dec 18 22:50 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 18 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. Secrets. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. Maggie finds that the sophisticated Cecily is dangerous when she uncovers a grim secret. (S5, E9)
Tue 18 Dec 18 0:00 The Comeback Kid 1980. Comedy. Directed by Peter Levin. Stars John Ritter, Susan Dey, Patrick Swayze & Doug McKeon. A down and out minor league ballplayer finds a zest for life coaching a group of underprivileged kids
Tue 18 Dec 18 2:00 The Day After 1983. Drama. Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Stars Jason Robards, Steve Guttenberg, John Lithgow & JoBeth Williams. A Midwestern city attempts to recover after it is destroyed by a nuclear missile strike.
Tue 18 Dec 18 4:40 Sky Liner 1949. Thriller. Director: William Berke. Stars Richard Travis, Pamela Blake & Rochelle Hudson. An FBI Agent finds himself caught up in Cold War espionage when he boards a plane heading west.
Tue 18 Dec 18 5:55 Ave Maria Possibly 1940s filmed in Hungary. A very rare moving rendition from a Hungarian Opera star of 'Ave Maria'
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Wed 19 Dec 18 6:00 Assignment Redhead 1956. Drama. Starring Hollywood's Richard Denning as the secret agent, Carole Mathews as the luscious nightclub vocalist and Ronald Adam as the chameleon-like criminal. A story of money and crime. (Subtitles Available)
Wed 19 Dec 18 7:35 Stagecoach West The Guardian Angels. Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Wed 19 Dec 18 8:35 Spellbound 1945. Drama. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Stars Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck & Michael Chekhov. A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder. (Subtitles Available)
Wed 19 Dec 18 10:45 Fort Algiers 1953. Drama. Director: Lesley Selander. Stars Yvonne De Carlo, Carlos Thompson & Raymond Burr. In northwest Africa, a tribal leader tries to stir up a rebellion against the ruling powers.
Wed 19 Dec 18 12:20 Great West End Theatres Haymarket Theatre Royal. Ian McKellen, Steven Berkoff and Martin Shaw are among the famous faces sharing their memories of the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Donald Sinden presents.
Wed 19 Dec 18 13:20 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.
Wed 19 Dec 18 15:40 Great Day In The Morning 1956. Western. A gambler wins a hotel in a card game but finds himself involved with women and the start of the civil war. Starring Robert Stack, Virginia Mayo & Ruth Roman.
Wed 19 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Talking Head. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. A 12 year old boy insists his dead father told him to kill his mother's new fiancée (S1, E11)
Wed 19 Dec 18 18:00 Convoy 1940. Drama. Directed by Pen Tennyson. Stars Clive Brook, John Clements & Edward Chapman. A tale of the highs and lows of life protecting the vital convoys between America & England during WWII.
Wed 19 Dec 18 19:45 Christmas Carols in 1947 – Glimpses Glimpses: Join us in a Christmas Carol sing along filmed in 1947.
Wed 19 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB The Silver Lining. 1979 Stars Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson & Geraldine Gardner. They dig for a huge bomb in the sewers beneath a risque nightclub, they are put too the test. (S1, E5)
Wed 19 Dec 18 21:00 A Family At War For the Duration. 1971. Created by John Finch. Stars Colin Douglas, Lesley Nunnerley & Ian Thompson. The iconic seventies drama series continues with the third and final series. (S3, E2)
Wed 19 Dec 18 22:00 Spearhead Michael Billington, Stafford Gordon and Lawrence Davidson star in this tough and gripping 1970s drama series about life in the British Army. (S1, E2)
Wed 19 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. Fox and Hounds. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. Maggie is on the case when an old man is mugged and dies from his injuries. (S5, E10)
Wed 19 Dec 18 0:00 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
Wed 19 Dec 18 1:50 Madness of the Heart 1949. Drama. Directed by Charles Bennett. Stars Margaret Lockwood, Paul Dupuis, Kathleen Byron & Maxwell Reed. Lydia Garth's romance is plagued by her complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision.
Wed 19 Dec 18 3:35 Carrington VC 1955. Drama. Director: Anthony Asquith. Stars David Niven, Margaret Leighton & Noelle Middleton. An Army Major is court marrtialled. did he take monies he was owed? Or was it theft.
Wed 19 Dec 18 5:35 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.
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Thu 20 Dec 18 6:00 Magic Town 1947. Comedy. An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of U.S. opinions. Starring James Stewart, Jane Wyman and Kent Smith
Thu 20 Dec 19 8:00 Stagecoach West The Swindler. Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress..
Thu 20 Dec 20 9:00 The Wild Heart 1952. Drama. Directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. Stars Jennifer Jones, David Farrar & Cyril Cusack. Hazel, a child of nature, turns to a book of spells and charms when she has problems.
Thu 20 Dec 21 10:40 Fighting Man of the Plains 1949. Western. Stars Randolph Scott, Bill Williams & Victor Jory. Jim Dancer, one of Quantrill's Raiders, stages attacks on Kansas on behalf of the fallen Confederacy.
Thu 20 Dec 22 12:30 The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case 1930. Comedy. Director: James Parrott. Stars Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Austin, Stanley Blystone. Laurel & Hardy get involved in a murder case after the death of Stan's rich uncle Ebenezer.
Thu 20 Dec 23 13:10 The Devil & Daniel Webster 1941. Drama. Starring James Craig as Jabez Stone. As a down-on-his-luck New England farmer, Stone makes a deal with the Devil to give up his soul for seven years of prosperity and good luck.
Thu 20 Dec 24 15:10 Starlight Night 1939. A history of the origins of Silent Night in a glimpse of a film Produced under the supervision of The Rt. Rv. Archbishop Dr. Ignatius Ridder on the site where the original events took place.
Thu 20 Dec 25 15:25 Very Important Person 1961. Comedy. Directed by Ken Annakin. Stars James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter & Eric Sykes. British POWs find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must escape
Thu 20 Dec 26 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Devil Sells His Soul. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. Colonel March hypnotizes five people to solve the stabbing murder of Lord Telford (S1, E12)
Thu 20 Dec 27 18:00 Last Holiday 1950. Drama. Directed by Henry Cass. Stars Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell & Kay Walsh. A salesman who learns he has months to live cashes in his savings to live in a fancy hotel.
Thu 20 Dec 28 19:45 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.
Thu 20 Dec 29 20:00 Danger UXB The Quiet Weekend. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson & Iain Cuthbertson. Brian's given time off, his plan to sleep are drastically changed when Susan seeks him out (S1, E6)
Thu 20 Dec 30 21:00 Sleeping Tiger 1954. Drama. Directed by Joseph Losey. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith & Alexander Knox. After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation but there's a hidden twist.
Thu 20 Dec 31 22:45 The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Lest We Forget Lest We Forget. With Alan Forbes, we visit the site where late on Christmas Eve 1914, our boys heard German troops singing carols and on Christmas Day British and German soldiers met in no man's land.
Thu 20 Dec 32 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. Cure. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. Does Mr Armour really have the gift of healing he claims? Maggie searches for the truth. (S5, E11)
Thu 20 Dec 33 0:00 The Birthday Party 1968. Drama. Directed by William Friedkin. Stars Robert Shaw, Patrick Magee, Dandy Nichols & Sydney Tafler. The down-at-heel lodger in a seaside boarding house is menaced by two mysterious strangers.
Thu 20 Dec 34 2:30 100 Rifles 1969. War. Director: Tom Gries. Stars Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas & Jim Brown. In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, revolutionary, Yaqui Joe, arms his people but finds himself hunted by a US lawman
Thu 20 Dec 35 4:40 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. (Subtitles Available)
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Fri 21 Dec 18 6:00 Encore 1951. Comedy. Directors: Harold French, Pat Jackson & Anthony Pelissier. Stars Nigel Patrick, Kay Walsh, Glynis Johns. Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham.
Fri 21 Dec 18 7:50 Stagecoach West The Renegades. Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Fri 21 Dec 18 8:50 Since You Went Away 1944. Drama. Directed by John Cromwell. Stars Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple & Joseph Cotten. When her husband goes to fight in the war, Anne is alone to raise their two daughters. (Subtitles Available)
Fri 21 Dec 18 12:20 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.
Fri 21 Dec 18 14:40 Here Come The Huggetts 1948. Comedy. Director Ken Annakin. Stars Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Petula Clark. The Huggetts have a telephone installed, along with a niece who causes disruption when she turns up. (Subtitles Available)
Fri 21 Dec 18 16:30 Beyond The Truth Impact Earth. An investigation into the threat to Earth of a collision with a large meteorite. (S1, E2)
Fri 21 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard Murder Is Permanent. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. Colonel March investigates a murder in a beauty salon (S1, E13)
Fri 21 Dec 18 18:00 Sea to Plate and Billingsgate in 1956 – Glimpses 1956. Documentary on the distribution of fish throughout England. From tower bridge at 6am at Billingsgate in the 1950s to all the little harbours around the coast and everything in between.
Fri 21 Dec 18 18:20 Go to Blazes 1962. Comedy. Directed by Michael Truman. Stars Dave King, Robert Morley, Daniel Massey & Maggie Smith. After another smash-and-grab goes wrong, the crooks use a fire engine as a getaway vehicle.
Fri 21 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB Digging Out. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson & Kenneth Cranham. Working on a bomb at a gas works, the company finds a second bomb with a time fuze (S1, E7)
Fri 21 Dec 18 21:00 Touch & Go 1955. Comedy. Directed by Michael Truman. Stars Jack Hawkins, Margaret Johnston & June Thorburn. Jim makes a sudden decision to immigrate to Australia after a row with his boss.
Fri 21 Dec 18 22:45 The Night Before Christmas – 1946 A beautiful adaptation of the famous poem, with a mixture of animation and live action made in 1946.
Fri 21 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. A Woman's Word. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. Maggie struggles with keeping her word to an informer. (S5, E12)
Fri 21 Dec 18 0:00 Raise the Titanic 1980. Drama. Directed by Jerry Jameson. Stars Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer & Alec Guinness. To obtain a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted on the Titanic. (Subtitles Available)
Fri 21 Dec 18 2:20 The Naked Kiss 1964. Drama. Directed by Samuel Fuller. Stars Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante & Virginia Grey. A prostitute, traumatised by a past experience, tries to find solace in Grantville Town. (Subtitles Available)
Fri 21 Dec 18 4:10 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.
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sat 22 Dec 18 6:00 The Ghost Camera 1933. Crime drama with Henry Kendall, Ida Lupino (her first full feature) and one of John Mills' early films. A lost camera contains a photo of a murder.
Sat 22 Dec 18 7:15 The Trollenberg Terror 1958. Sci-Fi. A series of deaths on a Swiss mountain-side appear to be connected to a mysterious cloud. Stars: Forrest Tucker, Warren Mitchell & Andrew Faulds.
Sat 22 Dec 18 8:50 Oh, Mr Porter! 1937. Comedy. Directed by Marcel Varnel. Stars Will Hay, Graham Moffatt & Moore Marriott. A hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly.
Sat 22 Dec 18 10:30 Fame Is The Spur 1947. Drama. Directed by Roy Boulting. Stars Michael Redgrave, Rosamund John, Bernard Miles & Carla Lehmann. A British politician's liberal views become more conservative with his steady rise to power
Sat 22 Dec 18 12:40 Faces in the Dark 1960. Drama. Directed by David Eady. Starring John Gregson, Mai Zetterling & John Ireland. Richard, a factory owner, becomes blind during an experiment on the very day his wife wants a divorce. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 22 Dec 18 14:20 Crooks Anonymous 1962. Comedy. Directed by Ken Annakin. Stars Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter & Wilfrid Hyde-White. A pathological thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes.
Sat 22 Dec 18 16:05 The Long & The Short & The Tall 1961. War. Directed by Leslie Norman. Stars Richard Todd, Laurence Harvey & Richard Harris. Based on the Willis Hall play. A British patrol in Burma are determined to avenge British prisoners.
Sat 22 Dec 18 18:10 Sparrows Can't Sing 1963. Comedy. Directed by Joan Littlewood. Stars James Booth, Barbara Windsor & Roy Kinnear. Charlie returns to the East End after two years at sea to find his house demolished and wife Maggie gone. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 22 Dec 18 20:00 Seven Nights in Japan 1976. Action. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Stars Michael York, Hidemi Aoki & Charles Gray. The fictional royal Prince George travels to Japan and falls in love with a local female tour guide named Sumi.
Sat 22 Dec 18 22:05 All The Way Up 1970. Comedy. Directed by James MacTaggart. Stars Warren Mitchell, Pat Heywood & Elaine Taylor. An ambitious man must make his family socially acceptable before gaining a promotion.
Sat 22 Dec 18 0:05 Man In The Attic 1953. Thriller. Director: Hugo Fregonese. Stars Jack Palance, Constance Smith & Byron Palmer. A Landlady begins to suspect her new tenant is Jack the Ripper when a self-described pathologist moves in (Subtitles Available)
Sat 22 Dec 18 1:45 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 (Subtitles Available)
Sat 22 Dec 18 3:45 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 22 Dec 18 5:40 Daily Checks For Your 1970s Moped! Early 1970s educational film made for David before he rides his Moped off to school – remember your safety checks including checking your plug washer!
Sat 22 Dec 18 5:55 Glimpses Christmas In London in 1957 Charming glimpse of Christmas in London in the 50s; the lights, famous shop windows, the fashions and all the hustle and bustle.
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Sun 23 Dec 18 6:00 Marilyn 1953. Crime drama directed by Wolf Rilla and starring Maxwell Reed and Sandra Dorne. The wife of the garage owner is caught with the mechanic, when he is accidentally killed and a cover up begins.
Sun 23 Dec 18 7:20 Rock You Sinners 1957. Musical. A disc-jockey gets his own TV show and becomes a star. Starring Jackie Collins and featuring many musical acts of the 50's.
Sun 23 Dec 18 8:30 Sons Of The Sea 1939. Drama. The Head of Dartmouth training college is murdered but was he the intended victim? Directed by Maurice Elvey. Starring Leslie Banks and Kay Walsh.
Sun 23 Dec 18 10:05 A Kid For Two Farthings 1955. Drama. 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.
Sun 23 Dec 18 11:50 Dance Hall 1950. Drama. Directed by Charles Crichton. Stars Diana Dors, Petula Clark, Jane Hylton & Natasha Parry. Four young female factory workers escape the monotony of their jobs at the the Chiswick Palais.
Sun 23 Dec 18 13:30 Hindle Wakes 1952. Drama starring Leslie Dwyer and Lisa Daniely. Successful remake of one of the earliest British talkies. Set in the Hindle, two mill workers take off to Blackpool for the 'Wakes' holiday. (Subtitles Available)
Sun 23 Dec 18 15:15 The Brigand of Kandahar 1965. Adventure. Director by John Gilling. Stars Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed & Duncan Lamont. The British army must fight off the rampaging locals in 1850's India.
Sun 23 Dec 18 16:55 Ring-A-Ding Rhythm! 1962. Musical. Directed by Richard Lester. Stars Helen Shapiro, Craig Douglas & John Leyton. (AKA: It's Trad Dad) Teens put on a festival to demonstrate the merits of traditional jazz & rock 'n' roll.
Sun 23 Dec 18 18:30 A Night To Remember 1958. Drama. Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Stars Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres & Honor Blackman. In April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean… (Subtitles Available)
Sun 23 Dec 18 21:00 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre Five To One. 1963. Directed by Gordon Flemyng. Stars Lee Montague, Ingrid Hafner & John Thaw. Alan Roper is a smart young man on the fringes of big time crime.
Sun 23 Dec 18 22:10 Circle of Danger 1951. Drama. Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Stars Ray Milland, Patricia Roc & Marius Goring. An American in England finds the truth behind his brother's death in occupied France.
Sun 23 Dec 18 23:45 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
Sun 23 Dec 18 1:50 Second Woman 1950. Drama. James V Kern. Stars Betsy Drake, Robert Young, John Sutton & Florence Bates. An architect's fiancee is killed in a mysterious car accident on the night before their wedding… (Subtitles Available)
Sun 23 Dec 18 3:40 Pearl of the South Pacific 1955. Adventure. Two beachcombers with a yacht join Rita, a woman with a past, to find black pearls on a secret island. Starring Virginia Mayo and Dennis Morgan.
Sun 23 Dec 18 5:25 Star Treatment Show Featuring Grace Kennedy. 1979 by Southern Television for young entertainers to have a show of their own where they are given the full production treatment to showcase their talent (S1, E1)
Sun 23 Dec 18 5:55 Glimpses Christmas In London in 1957 Charming glimpse of Christmas in London in the 50s; the lights, famous shop windows, the fashions and all the hustle and bustle.

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DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Mon 24 Dec 18 6:00 Night Before Christmas A beautiful adaptation of the famous poem, with a mixture of animation and live action made in 1946.
Mon 24 Dec 18 6:15 Forever England 1935. Drama. Directed by Walter Forde. Stars John Mills, Betty Balfour, Barry MacKay & Jimmy Hanley. During WW1, a group of British troops are captured by Germans after their ship sinks.
Mon 24 Dec 18 7:45 Busy Bodies 1933. Comedy. Directed by Lloyd French. Stars Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Stan & Ollie do battle with inanimate objects & their co-workers during a routine work day at the saw mill.
Mon 24 Dec 18 8:10 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 24 Dec 18 9:45 Rhythm Serenade 1943. Drama. Directed by Gordon Wellesley. Stars Vera Lynn, Peter Murray-Hill, Julien Mitchell, Jimmy Jewel & Ben Warriss. A teacher is persuaded to organise a nursery for a military factory.
Mon 24 Dec 18 11:30 Towed In A Hole 1932. Comedy. Directed by George Marshall. Stars Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy & Billy Gilbert. Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen, but making a boat seaworthy is not an easy task.
Mon 24 Dec 18 11:55 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 24 Dec 18 13:55 High Flight 1957. Drama. Directed by John Gilling. Stars Ray Milland, Bernard Lee, Kenneth Haigh & Anthony Newley. An R.A.F C.O must deal with a testing cadet, but the Cadet reminds the C.O of his younger self.
Mon 24 Dec 18 15:40 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 24 Dec 18 16:50 For the Love of Ada Christmas special with Ada. Starring Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles & Barbara Mitchell. A Christmas special of the gentle 70s sitcom about Ada and Walter, who find love.
Mon 24 Dec 18 17:30 Great Expectations 1974. Drama. Directed by Joseph Hardy. Stars Michael York, Sarah Miles, Margaret Leighton, James Mason & Anthony Quayle. Charles Dickens' tale of an orphan given the opportunity to escape from poverty (Subtitles Available)
Mon 24 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB Bad Company. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson & Kenneth Farrington. A new commanding officer's method of discipline border on psychotic, the men consider mutiny (S1, E8)
Mon 24 Dec 18 21:00 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 24 Dec 18 21:05 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. (Subtitles Available)
Mon 24 Dec 18 22:45 Night Before Christmas A beautiful adaptation of the famous poem, with a mixture of animation and live action made in 1946.
Mon 24 Dec 18 23:00 The Gentle Touch 1984. Crime Drama. Exit Laughing. Stars Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe & Paul Moriarty. A minor civil servant is found dead in rather exotic. (S5, E13)
Mon 24 Dec 18 0:00 The Devil & Daniel Webster 1941. Drama. Starring James Craig as Jabez Stone. As a down-on-his-luck New England farmer, Stone makes a deal with the Devil to give up his soul for seven years of prosperity and good luck.
Mon 24 Dec 18 2:00 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.
Mon 24 Dec 18 3:45 Clash By Night 1963. Drama. Directed by Montgomery Tully. Starring Terence Longdon, Jennifer Jayne & Harry Fowler. A prison bus enroute to jail is hijacked by a gang determined to free their leader.
Mon 24 Dec 18 5:15 Christmas Is a Legal Holiday 1962 Drama. Directed by Robert Ellis Miller. Mr Jones (James Whitmore), a lawyer who pursues the case of the underdog with determination and his own style. Barbara Bain, Don Beddoe & Hope Cameron.
Mon 24 Dec 18 5:45 Christmas Carols in 1947 Glimpses: Join us in a Christmas Carol sing along filmed in 1947.
DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Tue 25 Dec 18 6:00 Good Morning, Boys 1937. Comedy. Directed by Marcel Varnel. Stars Will Hay, Martita Hunt, Lilli Palmer, Charles Hawtrey & Peter Gawthorne. The headmaster of a boy's school unwittingly helps an escaped convict.
Tue 25 Dec 18 7:35 Christmas In Britain 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 25 Dec 18 7:45 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.
Tue 25 Dec 18 9:20 The Ugly Duckling 1959. Drama. Directed by Lance Comfort. Stars Bernard Bresslaw, Jon Pertwee, Reginald Beckwith & Richard Wattis. Henry is an outsider waiting for a purpose in life until he discovers a formula.
Tue 25 Dec 18 11:00 Starlight Night 1939. A history of the origins of Silent Night in a glimpse of a film Produced under the supervision of The Rt. Rv. Archbishop Dr. Ignatius Ridder on the site where the original events took place.
Tue 25 Dec 18 11:15 Bulldog Breed 1960. Comedy. Director: Robert Asher. Stars Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Terence Alexander & David Lodge. Norman Puckle joins the Navy under the same Admiral he refused to yield to in the harbour.
Tue 25 Dec 18 13:15 BFI: Terminus 1961. Drama. Directed by John Schlesinger. Iconic short of a day in the life of a London Railway Station.
Tue 25 Dec 18 13:50 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. (Subtitles Available)
Tue 25 Dec 18 15:35 Ring of Brightwater 1969. Drama. Directed by Jack Couffer. Stars Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna & Peter Jeffrey. Graham buys a frisky otter but soon realizes that a cramped London bathtub is no place for such a creature. (Subtitles Available)
Tue 25 Dec 18 17:40 Oliver Twist 1948. Drama. Directed by David Lean. Stars Alec Guinness, Robert Newton & Kay Walsh. Oliver Twist is an orphaned boy in London, who joins a household of boys trained to steal for their master. (Subtitles Available)
Tue 25 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB Seventeen Seconds to Glory. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson & Nick Tate. Ash learns how to dispose the new German land mines, thanks to the help of naval experts. (S1, E9)
Tue 25 Dec 18 21:00 And Soon the Darkness 1970. Horror. Director: Robert Fuest. Stars Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice & Sandor Eles. Two young women go cycling in the French countryside, but one goes missing…
Tue 25 Dec 18 23:05 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.
Tue 25 Dec 18 1:05 Prizzi's Honour 1985. Drama. Directed by John Huston. Stars Jack Nicholson, William Hickey, Anjelica Huston & Kathleen Turner. Life in the Prizzi family is good as long as you honour the wishes of the Godfather.
Tue 25 Dec 18 3:40 Games That Lovers Play 1971. Directed by Malcolm Leigh. Two 'Madams' Joanna Lumley as 'Fanny Hill' and Penny Brahms as 'Lady Chatterley' have a wager as to who has the best brothel.
Tue 25 Dec 18 5:20 Three Wise Boys – Glimpses 1953. Family. When times get tough at their remote farm, three young brothers discover the real meaning of Christmas in this Christian Film.
Tue 25 Dec 18 5:55 Glimpses Christmas In London in 1957 Charming glimpse of Christmas in London in the 50s; the lights, famous shop windows, the fashions and all the hustle and bustle.
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Wed 26 Dec 18 6:00 Secret Mission 1942. War. Director: Harold French. Stars James Mason, Michael Wilding, Carla Lehmann & Hugh Williams. British intelligence are sent to assess the German defence of Nazi occupied France.
Wed 26 Dec 18 7:50 Starlight Night 1939. A history of the origins of Silent Night in a glimpse of a film Produced under the supervision of The Rt. Rv. Archbishop Dr. Ignatius Ridder on the site where the original events took place.
Wed 26 Dec 18 8:05 Bell Bottom George 1944. Drama. Directed by Marcel Varnel. Starring George Formby, Anne Firth & Reginald Purdell. Rejected by the military 3 times, a hapless waiter gets a job on a ship but is mistaken for a real sailor
Wed 26 Dec 18 10:05 Grimaldi: The Funniest Man… … in the World. Starring The Chuckle Brothers, David Essex, Jordan Conway & Vicki Michelle. A humorous true story starring Barry Chuckle a 19th century clown Joe Grimaldi, the man who invented panto
Wed 26 Dec 18 10:30 Beyond Christmas 1940. Drama. Directed by A Edward Sutherland. Stars Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith & Charles Winninger. The ghosts of three victims of an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple. (Subtitles Available)
Wed 26 Dec 18 12:05 Lost in the Desert 1969. Drama. Directed by Jamie Uys. Stars Wynand Uys & Jamie Uys. A plane crash a young boy and his dog must learn to survive in the heart of the African desert.
Wed 26 Dec 18 13:45 Passport To Pimlico 1949. Comedy. Director: Henry Cornelius. Stars Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren & Margaret Rutherford. London residents declare independence, causing them to need a new 'Passport to Pimlico' (Subtitles Available)
Wed 26 Dec 18 15:30 Talking Pictures With Mark Lester Mark Lester, star of Oliver, Melody, Black Beauty and many more, talks about his career in film and television.
Wed 26 Dec 18 16:00 Mark Lester Presents… …Melody. Mark Lester introduces the film in which he starred.
Wed 26 Dec 18 16:05 Melody 1971. Comedy. Directed by Waris Hussein. Stars Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde & Jack Wild. Two youngsters declare to their parents they want to get married as soon as possible.
Wed 26 Dec 18 18:15 The Blue Lamp 1949. Crime. Directed by Basil Dearden. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Jack Warner & Jimmy Hanley. The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer…
Wed 26 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB Butterfly Winter. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Kenneth Cranham & Geraldine Gardner. Ash and the men of 347 Section tackle Hitler's latest deadly invention, the butterfly bomb. (S1, E10)
Wed 26 Dec 18 21:00 Quatermass and the Pit 1967. Mystery. Director: Roy Ward Baker. Stars James Donald, Andrew Keir & Barbara Shelley. A mysterious artefact is found in London and the famous scientist Bernard Quatermass helps investigate it.
Wed 26 Dec 18 23:00 Lured 1947. Crime. Director: Douglas Sirk. Stars George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn & Boris Karloff. A killer in London is murdering women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. (Subtitles Available)
Wed 26 Dec 18 1:00 The Chairman 1969. Action. Director: J Lee Thompson. Stars Gregory Peck, Anne Heyward and Conrad Yama. A scientist goes to China to steal a formula for an experimental enzyme with enormous practical benefits.
Wed 26 Dec 18 3:00 Jack London 1943. Adventure. Directed by Alfred Santell. Stars Michael O'Shea, Susan Hayward and Virginia Mayo. Biopic of the thrill-seeking writer and his travels in the late 19th and early 20th Century. (Subtitles Available)
Wed 26 Dec 18 5:00 The Rogues Mr White's Christmas. 1965. Gig Young, David Niven and Charles Boyer are The Rogues, members of two related families of international forgers and conmen.
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Thu 27 Dec 18 6:00 Farewell To Arms 1932. Drama. Directed by Frank Borzage. Stars Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou & Mary Philips. An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I. (Subtitles Available)
Thu 27 Dec 18 7:50 Man of the Moment 1955. Comedy. Directed by John Paddy Carstairs. Stars Norman Wisdom, Belinda Lee, Lana Morris & Jerry Desmonde. Norman, a Civil Servant, becomes a British delegate to a diplomatic conference in Geneva (Subtitles Available)
Thu 27 Dec 18 9:35 Kill Her Gently 1957. Thriller. Directed by Charles Saunders. Stars Griffith Jones, Maureen Connell & Marc Lawrence. Two convicts who escape prison are picked up by a motorist who helps them on the run.
Thu 27 Dec 18 11:05 The Chairman 1969. Action. Director: J Lee Thompson. Stars Gregory Peck, Anne Heyward and Conrad Yama. A scientist goes to China to steal a formula for an experimental enzyme with enormous practical benefits.
Thu 27 Dec 18 13:05 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 1961. Sci-Fi Drama. Directed by Val Guest. Stars Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd and Michael Goodliffe. U.S and Russia test atomic bombs at the same time, which alters the nutation of the earth. (Subtitles Available)
Thu 27 Dec 18 15:05 Jigsaw 1962. Directed by Val Guest and starring Jack Warner. A woman is murdered and it's up to Detective Fellows to sift through the clues and solve the 'Jigsaw'. Great shots of Brighton in the 60s.
Thu 27 Dec 18 17:10 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 (Subtitles Available)
Thu 27 Dec 18 19:20 For the Love of Ada Christmas special with Ada. Starring Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles & Barbara Mitchell. A Christmas special of the gentle 70s sitcom about Ada and Walter, who find love.
Thu 27 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB Dead Letter. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson & Iain Cuthbertson. A large UXB in the London Underground brings Ash face-to-face with a new type of fuse. (S1, E11)
Thu 27 Dec 18 21:00 All The Way Up 1970. Comedy. Directed by James MacTaggart. Stars Warren Mitchell, Pat Heywood & Elaine Taylor. An ambitious man must make his family socially acceptable before gaining a promotion.
Thu 27 Dec 18 23:00 Violent Playground 1958. Drama. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars Stanley Baker, David McCallum, Anne Heywood & Peter Cushing. A policeman enters a romance with the sister of an infamous gang leader.
Thu 27 Dec 18 1:10 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 27 Dec 18 3:00 High Flight 1957. Drama. Directed by John Gilling. Stars Ray Milland, Bernard Lee, Kenneth Haigh & Anthony Newley. An R.A.F C.O must deal with a testing cadet, but the Cadet reminds the C.O of his younger self.
Thu 27 Dec 18 4:45 Dangerous Cargo 1954. Drama directed by John Harlow. Tim (Jack Watling) is tricked by a wartime friend (Terence Alexander) into revealing details of a gold shipment.
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Fri 28 Dec 18 6:00 Piccadilly Incident 1946. War. Director: Herbert Wilcox. Stars Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Coral Browne & Edward Rigby. A missing Wren returns from a desert isle and finds her husband has a new wife and son.
Fri 28 Dec 18 8:00 Chance of a Lifetime 1950. Comedy. Director: Bernard Miles. Stars Basil Radford, Bernard Miles, Kenneth More, Patrick Troughton & Hattie Jacques. The staff of an engineering firm take over after going on strike.
Fri 28 Dec 18 9:50 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 28 Dec 18 11:00 Ghost Ship 1953. Thriller. Directed by Vernon Sewell. Starring Hazel Court & Dermot Walsh. A young couple decide to buy a luxury steamboat for a romantic getaway and scoff at warnings that it's haunted.
Fri 28 Dec 18 12:30 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 28 Dec 18 14:30 The Blue Lamp 1949. Crime. Directed by Basil Dearden. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Jack Warner & Jimmy Hanley. The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer…
Fri 28 Dec 18 16:15 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.
Fri 28 Dec 18 18:00 A French Mistress 1960. Comedy. Director: Roy Boulting. Stars Cecil Parker, James Robertson Justice & Irene Handl. Boys of Melbury Primary are plunged into turmoil when the new French Master turns out to be a Mistress!
Fri 28 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB The Pier. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson & Jeremy Sinden. 347 Section is moving to the coast in preparation for D-Day. Ash also has a Hidden Surprise. (S1, E12)
Fri 28 Dec 18 21:00 The Small World of Sammy Lee 1963. Drama. Directed by Ken Hughes. Stars Anthony Newley, Julia Foster, Robert Stephens & Wilfrid Brambell. Sammy Lee owe £300 to a bookie, Conner, whose muscle men are coming to collect.
Fri 28 Dec 18 23:10 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 28 Dec 18 1:10 A Kid For Two Farthings 1955. Drama. 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.
Fri 28 Dec 18 2:55 Boy on A Dolphin 1957. Drama. Director: Jean Negulesco. Stars Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb and Alexis Minotis. A sponge diver on a Greek island discovers a sunken ship filled with artefacts.
Fri 28 Dec 18 5:10 Desert Mesa 1935. Western. Directed by Art James and starring Wally West and Tanya Beauford. Jobless cowboy Jim Kirk rides into Cottonwood, Arizona, looking for the man who swindled his father.
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Sat 29 Dec 18 6:00 Convict 99 1938. Comedy. Directed by Marcel Varnel. Stars Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffat & Googie Withers. A school master is mistaken for a prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison.
Sat 29 Dec 18 7:45 Treasure Hunt 1952. Comedy. Director: John Paddy Carstairs. Stars Jimmy Edwards, Martita Hunt, Naunton Wayne & Athene Seyler. After reading Sir Roderick Lyall's will, the family learn they are short on money.
Sat 29 Dec 18 9:20 Battle Of The Somme In 1916 the Battle of the Somme became the bloodiest day in the history of the British Empire. Their descendants find out what they went through and look at the silent film shot on that fateful day.
Sat 29 Dec 18 10:55 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 29 Dec 18 13:10 The Brigand of Kandahar 1965. Adventure. Director by John Gilling. Stars Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed & Duncan Lamont. The British army must fight off the rampaging locals in 1850's India.
Sat 29 Dec 18 14:50 Challenge For Robin Hood 1967. Adventure. Director C.M Pennington Richards. Stars Barrie Ingham, James Hayter & Leon Greene. Robin de Courtenay, a Norman noble, is framed by his cousin for murder and so he flees to Nottingham
Sat 29 Dec 18 16:50 Passport To Pimlico 1949. Comedy. Director: Henry Cornelius. Stars Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren & Margaret Rutherford. London residents declare independence, causing them to need a new 'Passport to Pimlico' (Subtitles Available)
Sat 29 Dec 18 18:35 A Night To Remember 1958. Drama. Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Stars Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres & Honor Blackman. In April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean… (Subtitles Available)
Sat 29 Dec 18 21:05 The Swimmer 1968. Drama. Directed by Frank Perry & Sydney Pollack. Stars Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule & Marge Champion. Ned attempts to swim every swimming pool in a quiet suburb. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 29 Dec 18 22:55 The Old Dark House 1963. Comedy. Directed by William Castle. Stars Fenella Fielding, Tom Poston, Robert Morley & Janette Scott. A car salesman finds himself in fatal mishaps when delivering a car to a secluded mansion.
Sat 29 Dec 18 0:40 Yield to the Night 1956. Drama. Director: J Lee Thompson. Stars Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig & Geoffrey Keen. A condemned murderess relives key events while waiting for the hangman's noose.
Sat 29 Dec 18 2:40 Cabaret 1972. Musical. Directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Helmut Griem. A female girlie club entertainer in 1930s Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises around her (Subtitles Available)
Sat 29 Dec 18 5:10 Dream Doctor 1936. Drama. Directed by Widgey R. Newman. Starring Leo Genn, Sydney Moncton, Yvonne Murray.
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Sun 30 Dec 18 6:00 Family Christmas Nostalgic home videos of families tucking into their Christmas dinner with all generations decked out in all their festive finery
Sun 30 Dec 18 6:10 Tawny Pipit 1944. Drama. Directed by Bernard Miles and Charles Saunders. Starring Bernard Miles, Rosamund John and Niall MacGinnis. A village bands together to save its wildlife from road development.
Sun 30 Dec 18 7:50 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
Sun 30 Dec 18 9:50 Davy 1958. Comedy. Directed by Michael Relph. Starring Harry Secombe, Ron Randell and George Relph. Young Davy is the star of his family's touring act, but will he go it alone when stardom calls? (Subtitles Available)
Sun 30 Dec 18 11:30 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. (Subtitles Available)
Sun 30 Dec 18 13:15 The Rainbow Jacket 1954. Drama. Directed by Basil Dearden. Stars Robert Morley, Kay Walsh & Edward Underdown. A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.
Sun 30 Dec 18 15:15 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. (Subtitles Available)
Sun 30 Dec 18 16:55 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 30 Dec 18 18:05 Oliver Twist 1948. Drama. Directed by David Lean. Stars Alec Guinness, Robert Newton & Kay Walsh. Oliver Twist is an orphaned boy in London, who joins a household of boys trained to steal for their master. (Subtitles Available)
Sun 30 Dec 18 20:25 BFI: Terminus 1961. Drama. Directed by John Schlesinger. Iconic short of a day in the life of a London Railway Station.
Sun 30 Dec 18 21:00 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre Downfall. 1964. Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey. Stars Maurice Denham, Nadja Regin & T.P. McKenna. Harold Crossley is a barrister and respected intellectual, but proves no match to his scheming wife.
Sun 30 Dec 18 22:10 Raging Moon 1971. Drama. Directed by Bryan Forbes. Stars Malcolm McDowell, Nanette Newman & Georgia Brown. Bruce is paralysed after his brother's wedding. Rejected by his family, he is placed in a nursing home.
Sun 30 Dec 18 0:25 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.
Sun 30 Dec 18 2:25 The Day Will Dawn 1942. War. Director: Harold French. Stars Deborah Kerr, Ralph Richardson & Hugh Williams. A British foreign correspondent, forced out of Norway, returns to the occupied Scandinavian country.
Sun 30 Dec 18 4:25 Naked Fury 1959. After a robbery during which the night-watchman is killed, the robbers take his daughter hostage. Stars Kenneth Cope & Reed de Rouen.
Sun 30 Dec 18 5:40 Will You Stop 1937. Comedy. Directed by William Watson. Stars Tim Ryan, Irene Ryan & Hugh Cameron. Tim has written a skit about Antony and Cleopatra for the department store's annual employee show.

Dec 31st to Jan 6th

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TPTV Schedule December 31st to January 6th

DATE TIME PROGRAMME SYNOPSIS
Mon 31 Dec 18 6:00 Carrington VC 1955. Drama. Director: Anthony Asquith. Stars David Niven, Margaret Leighton & Noelle Middleton. An Army Major is court martialled. Did he take monies he was owed? Or was it theft.
Mon 31 Dec 18 8:00 Stagecoach West The Marker. Wayne Rogers & Robert Bray run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress.
Mon 31 Dec 18 9:00 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 31 Dec 18 9:10 Final Appointment 1954. Crime. Directed by Terence Fisher and starring John Bentley. Reporters investigate threats against a retired army officer and discover links to a series of murders that occurred during the war.
Mon 31 Dec 18 10:30 The League of Gentlemen 1960. Crime Drama. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Patrick & Roger Livesey. Ex-army men are recruited for a bank robbery plan that requires military precision.
Mon 31 Dec 18 12:45 The Winslow Boy 1948. Drama. Directed by Anthony Asquith. Stars Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke & Basil Radford. Pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a theft. His parents demand a trial.
Mon 31 Dec 18 15:00 Great Expectations 1974. Drama. Directed by Joseph Hardy. Stars Michael York, Sarah Miles, Margaret Leighton, James Mason & Anthony Quayle. Charles Dickens' tale of an orphan given the opportunity to escape from poverty (Subtitles Available)
Mon 31 Dec 18 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Silent Vow. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. Colonel March and Inspector Goron are present in a café when a customer dies from poisoned wine (S1, E14)
Mon 31 Dec 18 18:00 Halfway House 1944. Drama. Directed by Basil Dearden. Starring Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns & Tom Walls. A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn.
Mon 31 Dec 18 20:00 Danger UXB With Love from Adolf. 1979. Stars Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson & Iain Cuthbertson. Are Ash's injuries too much to overcome – or is it depression over the many lives lost? (S1, E13)
Mon 31 Dec 18 21:00 Ghost of Greville Lodge 2000. Mystery. Directed by Niall Johnson and starring Jon Newman, Prunella Scales, Marc Danbury and George Cole. A teenager stays at his uncle's mansion, where he discovers the house's many secrets. (Subtitles Available)
Mon 31 Dec 18 22:50 See No Evil 1971. Thriller. Directed by Richard Fleischer. Stars Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey & Diane Grayson. A young blind woman, residing in the countryside with her family, is pursued by a killer. (Subtitles Available)
Mon 31 Dec 18 0:40 The Four Feathers 1939. Adventure. Directed by Zoltan Korda. Starring John Clements, Ralph Richardson & C. Aubrey Smith. A British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice 'feathers' by secretly aiding his former comrades (Subtitles Available)
Mon 31 Dec 18 3:00 The Broken Horseshoe 1953. Crime drama. A hit and run victim is operated on by Dr. Fenton (Robert Beatty), the victim is later murdered and the doctor is involved. Starring Elizabeth Sellars.
Mon 31 Dec 18 4:35 Undercover Girl 1958. Crime Drama. A reporter on the verge of exposing a drugs ring is killed before he can write the story. Stars Paul Carpenter and Jackie Collins.
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Tue 01 Jan 19 6:00 The Rocking Horse Winner 1949. Drama. Director: Anthony Pelissier. Stars John Howard Davies, Valerie Hobson, John Mills & Ronald Squire. After receiving a rocking horse, a child is able to pick winning horses at the racetrack
Tue 01 Jan 19 7:50 Black Saddle 1959. Client: Travers. Western with Peter Breck. After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.
Tue 01 Jan 19 8:20 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.
Tue 01 Jan 19 10:00 Mark Lester Presents… …Melody. Mark Lester introduces the film in which he starred.
Tue 01 Jan 19 10:05 Melody 1971. Comedy. Directed by Waris Hussein. Stars Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde & Jack Wild. Two youngsters declare to their parents they want to get married as soon as possible.
Tue 01 Jan 19 12:10 Jigsaw 1962. Directed by Val Guest and starring Jack Warner. A woman is murdered and it's up to Detective Fellows to sift through the clues and solve the 'Jigsaw'. Great shots of Brighton in the 60s.
Tue 01 Jan 19 14:15 The One That Got Away 1957. Drama. Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Stars Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon & Michael Goodliffe. A German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.
Tue 01 Jan 19 16:30 Great West End Theatres Palace Theatre. Donald Sinden is joined by stage stars Anthony Andrews, Michael Ball and Simon Callow, and heads backstage at the Palace Theatre, exploring the history of the West End venue.
Tue 01 Jan 19 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard Death and the Other Monkey. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. A cancer research scientist believes his test monkey was not only stolen, but also replaced (S1, E15)
Tue 01 Jan 19 18:00 Genevieve 1953. Comedy. Director: Henry Cornelius. Stars: Kenneth More, Dinah Sheridan and Kay Kendall. Alan and Ambrose are not going to let friendship get in the way of winning the London to Brighton rally. (Subtitles Available)
Tue 01 Jan 19 19:45 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 01 Jan 19 20:00 Scream of Fear 1961. Drama. Directed by Seth Holt. Stars Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd & Christopher Lee. After 10 years, Penny returns to her father's home and is convinced something is amiss. (Subtitles Available)
Tue 01 Jan 19 21:40 House on Haunted Hill 1959. Horror. Directed by William Castle. Starring Vincent Price & Carol Ohmart. A millionaire invites five people to a 'haunted house' party, and whoever makes it through the night earns $10,000.
Tue 01 Jan 19 23:15 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.
Tue 01 Jan 19 2:15 Jet Storm 1959. Drama. Directed by Cy Endfield. Starring Richard Attenborough, Stanley Baker, Hermione Baddeley & Diane Cilento. A man who lost his daughter in a hit-&-Run accident tracks the man responsible. (Subtitles Available)
Tue 01 Jan 19 4:00 The Long Memory 1953. Drama. Directed by Robert Hamer. Stars John Mills, Elizabeth Sellars, John McCallum & Geoffrey Keen. Released from prison after 12 years, a man seeks revenge on those who lied at his trial.
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Wed 02 Jan 19 6:00 Man of the Moment 1955. Comedy. Directed by John Paddy Carstairs. Stars Norman Wisdom, Belinda Lee, Lana Morris & Jerry Desmonde. Norman, a Civil Servant, becomes a British delegate to a diplomatic conference in Geneva (Subtitles Available)
Wed 02 Jan 19 7:45 Black Saddle 1959. Client: Meade. Western with Peter Breck. After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.
Wed 02 Jan 19 8:15 Stock Car 1955. Drama. After the death of her father while motor racing, the daughter (Rona Anderson) is dissuaded from selling his garage by fellow racer Larry (Paul Carpenter) who helps her run the garage (Subtitles Available)
Wed 02 Jan 19 9:35 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.
Wed 02 Jan 19 10:55 Blanche Fury 1948. Crime. Director: Marc Allegret, Stars Valerie Hobson, Stewart Granger & Michael Gough. Penniless governess Blanche Fullerton takes a job at the estate of her rich relations, the Fury family. (Subtitles Available)
Wed 02 Jan 19 12:55 Great West End Theatres Her Majesty's Theatre. Michael Ball and Griff Rhys Jones join Donald Sinden for an entertaining look at the history of the theatre that has hosted premieres including Pygmalion.
Wed 02 Jan 19 14:05 A French Mistress 1960. Comedy. Director: Roy Boulting. Stars Cecil Parker, James Robertson Justice & Irene Handl. Boys of Melbury Primary are plunged into turmoil when the new French Master turns out to be a Mistress!
Wed 02 Jan 19 16:05 Dilemma 1962. Crime. In this critically acclaimed British film, Harry returns home from work to be told by a neighbour that screams came from his house moments earlier. Starring Patricia Burke & Robert Dean.
Wed 02 Jan 19 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Stolen Crime. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. A man demands to be arrested for plotting the perfect murder of his wealthy wife, who is found dead that night (S1, E16)
Wed 02 Jan 19 18:00 BFI: Supersonic Saucer 1956. Directed by Guy Fergusson and starring Marcia Manolescue, Gillian Harrison and Fella Edmonds. A group of schoolchildren come upon an alien from Venus, and help him against a gang of criminals.
Wed 02 Jan 19 19:00 The Long Memory 1953. Drama. Directed by Robert Hamer. Stars John Mills, Elizabeth Sellars, John McCallum & Geoffrey Keen. Released from prison after 12 years, a man seeks revenge on those who lied at his trial.
Wed 02 Jan 19 21:00 A Family At War Happy Returns. 1971. Created by John Finch. Stars Colin Campbell, Coral Atkins & Alan Guy. The iconic seventies drama series continues with the third and final series. (S3, E3)
Wed 02 Jan 19 22:00 Spearhead Loyalties. 1978. Directed by James Ormerod. Michael Billington, Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder and Lawrence Davidson star in this gripping drama series about life in the British Army. (S1, E03)
Wed 02 Jan 19 23:00 Gumshoe 1971. Comedy Drama. Directed by Stephen Frears. Stars Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw & Frank Finlay. A comedian fulfils his Dashiell Hammett love by putting an ad in the paper as a private eye. (Subtitles Available)
Wed 02 Jan 19 0:40 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 offences.
Wed 02 Jan 19 2:10 Lost in the Desert 1969. Drama. Directed by Jamie Uys. Stars Wynand Uys & Jamie Uys. A plane crash a young boy and his dog must learn to survive in the heart of the African desert.
Wed 02 Jan 19 3:45 A Tale Of Two Cities 1958. Drama. Directed by Ralph Thomas. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker & Stephen Murray. During the French Revolution, Lucie Manette falls in love with a duplicitous Englishman. (Subtitles Available)
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Thu 03 Jan 19 6:00 Ancient Cathedrals Remarkable footage of Cathedrals around England in the 1920s or possibly early 1930s. We visit York, Winchester, Westminster, Liverpool, Canterbury, Lincoln and many more with a brief history.
Thu 03 Jan 19 6:15 Convict 99 1938. Comedy. Directed by Marcel Varnel. Stars Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffat & Googie Withers. A school master is mistaken for a prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison.
Thu 03 Jan 19 8:00 Black Saddle 1959. Client: MacQueen. Western with Peter Breck. After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.
Thu 03 Jan 19 8:30 What a Whopper 1960. Comedy. What a Whopper is a comedy from former documentarist Gilbert Gunn. Adam Faith stars in this tale about a struggling writer who fakes photographs of the Loch Ness monster. (Subtitles Available)
Thu 03 Jan 19 10:15 Our Weekends in 1949 Narrated by Ralph Richardson. A Charming short film made in 1949 following London workers on their weekends in the country. Cricket of The Green, Picnics at the Lido, Boating, Bowling & Fishing.
Thu 03 Jan 19 10:45 Tread Softly 1952. Crime. Directed by David MacDonald. Stars Frances Day, Patricia Dainton & John Bentley. The star of a London Musical walks out before curtain up, but the show must go on, in a 'Haunted Theatre'.
Thu 03 Jan 19 12:15 Battle of the V1 1958. War. Director: Vernon Sewell. Stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Medina & Christopher Lee. Polish Resistance discover a mysterious pilot-less plane.
Thu 03 Jan 19 14:15 The History Of Mr Polly 1949. Drama. Director: Anthony Pelissier. Stars John Mills, Betty Ann Davies, Megs Jenkins, Moore Marriott & Finlay Currie. Alfred reluctantly uses inherited money on two big ventures.
Thu 03 Jan 19 16:15 The Pursuers 1961. Drama. Directed by Godfrey Grayson. Stars Cyril Shaps, Francis Matthews, Susan Denny & Sheldon Lawrence. Concentration camp prisoners form an underground network to hunt Nazi leaders.
Thu 03 Jan 19 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard The Silver Curtain. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. Behind the 'silver curtain' spray from a fountain, a man is found dead with a knife in his back (S1, E17)
Thu 03 Jan 19 18:00 BFI: Post Haste 1934. Factual. Humphrey Jennings' first film as a director, a brief overview of the British postal service.
Thu 03 Jan 19 18:10 Jet Storm 1959. Drama. Directed by Cy Endfield. Starring Richard Attenborough, Stanley Baker, Hermione Baddeley & Diane Cilento. A man who lost his daughter in a hit-&-Run accident tracks the man responsible. (Subtitles Available)
Thu 03 Jan 19 20:00 Raging Moon 1971. Drama. Directed by Bryan Forbes. Stars Malcolm McDowell, Nanette Newman & Georgia Brown. Bruce is paralysed after his brother's wedding. Rejected by his family, he is placed in a nursing home.
Thu 03 Jan 19 22:15 Genevieve 1953. Comedy. Director: Henry Cornelius. Stars: Kenneth More, Dinah Sheridan and Kay Kendall. Alan and Ambrose are not going to let friendship get in the way of winning the London to Brighton rally. (Subtitles Available)
Thu 03 Jan 19 23:55 Bitter Harvest 1963. Drama. Director: Peter Graham Scott. Stars Alan Badel, Anne Cunningham, Janet Munro & John Stride. A young Welsh girl leaves her home with the intention to seek a glamorous life in London.
Thu 03 Jan 19 1:45 Dancing With Crime 1947. Crime Drama. Directed by John Paddy Carstairs. Stars Richard Attenborough, Barry K. Barnes, Sheila Sim & Garry Marsh. A Cab driver gets mistaken with a gang. He sets out to expose the group. (Subtitles Available)
Thu 03 Jan 19 3:20 The Rogues 1965. Take Me In Paris. Gig Young, David Niven and Charles Boyer are The Rogues, members of two related families of international forgers and conmen.
Thu 03 Jan 19 4:20 Ghost of Greville Lodge 2000. Mystery. Directed by Niall Johnson and starring Jon Newman, Prunella Scales, Marc Danbury and George Cole. A teenager stays at his uncle's mansion, where he discovers the house's many secrets. (Subtitles Available)
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Fri 04 Jan 19 6:00 Good Morning, Boys 1937. Comedy. Directed by Marcel Varnel. Stars Will Hay, Martita Hunt, Lilli Palmer, Charles Hawtrey & Peter Gawthorne. The headmaster of a boy's school unwittingly helps an escaped convict.
Fri 04 Jan 19 7:35 Black Saddle 1959. Client: Dawes. Western with Peter Breck. After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.
Fri 04 Jan 19 8:05 Dangerous Cargo 1954. Drama directed by John Harlow. Tim (Jack Watling) is tricked by a wartime friend (Terence Alexander) into revealing details of a gold shipment.
Fri 04 Jan 19 9:25 A Tale Of Two Cities 1958. Drama. Directed by Ralph Thomas. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker & Stephen Murray. During the French Revolution, Lucie Manette falls in love with a duplicitous Englishman.
Fri 04 Jan 19 11:40 Saraband for Dead Lover 1948. Biography. Directed by Basil Dearden. Starring Granger, Joan Greenwood & Flora Robson. A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.
Fri 04 Jan 19 13:40 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 (Subtitles Available)
Fri 04 Jan 19 15:45 Counter-Attack 1945. Drama. Directed by Zoltan Korda. Stars Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman & Larry Parks. A Russian paratrooper and eight Nazi soldiers are trapped inside the basement of a bombed-out building.
Fri 04 Jan 19 17:30 Colonel March of Scotland Yard Error at Daybreak. 1956. Stars Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts & Eric Pohlmann. A shady businessman collapses on an oceanside jetty, the apparent victim of a heart attack (S1, E18)
Fri 04 Jan 19 18:00 Dancing With Crime 1947. Crime Drama. Directed by John Paddy Carstairs. Stars Richard Attenborough, Barry K. Barnes, Sheila Sim & Garry Marsh. A Cab driver gets mistaken with a gang. He sets out to expose the group. (Subtitles Available)
Fri 04 Jan 19 19:40 Quatermass and the Pit 1967. Mystery. Director: Roy Ward Baker. Stars James Donald, Andrew Keir & Barbara Shelley. A mysterious artefact is found in London and the famous scientist Bernard Quatermass helps investigate it.
Fri 04 Jan 19 21:40 The Camp On Blood Island 1958. Drama. Directed Val Guest. Stars Andre Morell, Carl Mohner & Walter Fitzgerald. Deep in Malaya, as WW2 comes to an end, men, women and children as still trapped by the Japanese invasion.
Fri 04 Jan 19 23:20 Dilemma 1962. Crime. In this critically acclaimed British film, Harry returns home from work to be told by a neighbour that screams came from his house moments earlier. Starring Patricia Burke & Robert Dean.
Fri 04 Jan 19 0:40 The Swimmer 1968. Drama. Directed by Frank Perry & Sydney Pollack. Stars Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule & Marge Champion. Ned attempts to swim every swimming pool in a quiet suburb. (Subtitles Available)
Fri 04 Jan 19 2:30 The League of Gentlemen 1960. Crime Drama. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Patrick & Roger Livesey. Ex-army men are recruited for a bank robbery plan that requires military precision.
Fri 04 Jan 19 4:45 Mrs. Pym of Scotland Yard 1939. Detective Drama. Directed by Fred Elles. Starring Mary Clare, Edward Lexy & Nigel Patrick. A woman detective sets about solving the murder of people who have all frequented the same medium.
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Sat 05 Jan 19 6:00 Boy on A Dolphin 1957. Drama. Director: Jean Negulesco. Stars Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb and Alexis Minotis. A sponge diver on a Greek island discovers a sunken ship filled with artefacts.
Sat 05 Jan 19 8:15 The Westerner Jeff. 1962. Western Series created by Sam Peckinpah and stars Brian Keith. One of the most sophisticated westerns for its time or any other. (S1, E1)
Sat 05 Jan 19 8:45 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 1961. Sci-Fi Drama. Directed by Val Guest. Stars Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd and Michael Goodliffe. U.S and Russia test atomic bombs at the same time, which alters the nutation of the earth. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 05 Jan 19 10:45 Once A Jolly Swagman 1949. Drama. Directed by Jack Lee. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Bonar Colleano, Renee Asherson, Bill Owen & Sid James. A British factory worker loses his job in the 1930s to become a motorcycle racer.
Sat 05 Jan 19 12:45 Country 1984. Drama. Directed by Richard Pearce. Stars Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley & Matt Clark. Gilbert Ivy, a farmer, loses hope after working against the odds, but his wife decides to fight
Sat 05 Jan 19 14:55 The Four Feathers 1939. Adventure. Directed by Zoltan Korda. Starring John Clements, Ralph Richardson & C. Aubrey Smith. A British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice 'feathers' by secretly aiding his former comrades (Subtitles Available)
Sat 05 Jan 19 17:15 Men In War 1957. War. Director: Anthony Mann. Stars Robert Ryan, Robert Keith, Aldo Ray & Vic Morrow. During the Korean War, Lt. Benson and his troops find a colonel experiencing psychological combat trauma.
Sat 05 Jan 19 19:20 Tomorrow at Ten 1963. Thriller. Director: Lance Comfort. Stars John Gregson, Robert Shaw & Alec Clunes. It’s a race against time when police have to find a kidnapped boy with a bomb that will detonate at 10 o'clock
Sat 05 Jan 19 21:00 Gumshoe 1971. Comedy Drama. Directed by Stephen Frears. Stars Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw & Frank Finlay. A comedian fulfils his Dashiell Hammett love by putting an ad in the paper as a private eye. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 05 Jan 19 22:40 Terror of the Tongs 1961. Drama. Directed by Anthony Bushell. Stars Geoffrey Toone, Christopher Lee & Yvonne Monlaur. A British merchant sea captain sets out to crush the Red Dragon Tong, a society terrorizing Hong Kong. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 05 Jan 19 0:15 The Pursuers 1961. Drama. Directed by Godfrey Grayson. Stars Cyril Shaps, Francis Matthews, Susan Denny & Sheldon Lawrence. Concentration camp prisoners form an underground network to hunt Nazi leaders.
Sat 05 Jan 19 1:30 Counter-Attack 1945. Drama. Directed by Zoltan Korda. Stars Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman & Larry Parks. A Russian paratrooper and eight Nazi soldiers are trapped inside the basement of a bombed-out building.
Sat 05 Jan 19 3:20 Scream of Fear 1961. Drama. Directed by Seth Holt. Stars Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd & Christopher Lee. After 10 years, Penny returns to her father's home and is convinced something is amiss. (Subtitles Available)
Sat 05 Jan 19 5:00 Dick Powell Theatre The Prison. Dick Powell served as host to this hugely popular 60s series with a glittering cast of guest stars. Starring Charles Boyer, John Abbott & Theodore Bikel. (S1, E14)
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Sun 06 Jan 19 6:00 Bulldog Breed 1960. Comedy. Director: Robert Asher. Stars Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Terence Alexander & David Lodge. Norman Puckle joins the Navy under the same Admiral he refused to yield to in the harbour.
Sun 06 Jan 19 8:00 Much Too Shy 1942. Comedy. Directed by Marcel Varnel. Stars George Formby, Kathleen Harrison, Hilda Bayley & Jimmy Clitheroe. A handyman with well-meaning intentions gets into trouble with a nude painting
Sun 06 Jan 19 9:50 Kill Her Gently 1957. Thriller. Directed by Charles Saunders. Stars Griffith Jones, Maureen Connell & Marc Lawrence. Two convicts who escape prison are picked up by a motorist who helps them on the run.
Sun 06 Jan 19 11:20 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.
Sun 06 Jan 19 12:55 Challenge For Robin Hood 1967. Adventure. Director C.M Pennington Richards. Stars Barrie Ingham, James Hayter & Leon Greene. Robin de Courtenay, a Norman noble, is framed by his cousin for murder and so he flees to Nottingham
Sun 06 Jan 19 14:55 The Rainbow Jacket 1954. Drama. Directed by Basil Dearden. Stars Robert Morley, Kay Walsh & Edward Underdown. A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.
Sun 06 Jan 19 16:55 The One That Got Away 1957. Drama. Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Stars Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon & Michael Goodliffe. A German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.
Sun 06 Jan 19 19:10 The Browning Version 1951. Drama. Directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Michael Redgrave. Crocker-Harris is a teacher at an English public school who must retire early due to ill health.
Sun 06 Jan 19 21:00 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre The Verdict. 1964. Directed by David Eady. Stars Cec Linder, Zena Marshall & Nigel Davenport. A big-time racketeer is deported back to Great Britain from America to find himself facing a murder rap.
Sun 06 Jan 19 22:10 And Soon the Darkness 1970. Horror. Director: Robert Fuest. Stars Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice & Sandor Eles. Two young women go cycling in the French countryside, but one goes missing…
Sun 06 Jan 19 0:15 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969. Drama. Directed by Sydney Pollak. Stars Jane Fonda, Gig Young, Susannah York, Bonnie Bedelia & Red Buttons. The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in a gruelling dance marathon
Sun 06 Jan 19 2:45 The Hand 1960. Horror. Starring Derek Bond & Bryan Coleman. In WW2, British soldiers are captured by the Japanese and have their hands removed. Years later, someone is removing the hands of people in London.
Sun 06 Jan 19 4:00 Night Ride 1937. Drama. Director: John Paddy Carstairs. Stars Jimmy Hanley, Wally Patch, Julian Vedey & Joan Ponsford. Two drivers, sacked by the crooked trucking company they work for, decide to form their own
Sun 06 Jan 19 5:30 June Allyson The Dance Man. 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. (S2, E2)