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    Appointment with Venus

    02:35 on Monday 24th January on ITV1 London.

    World War II comedy in which The Ministry of Agriculture and the War Office join forces to rescue a prized cow from the German-occupied Channel Islands.

    Director: Ralph Thomas

    Starring: David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones, Noel Purcell

    (Subtitles, Stereo, Signed, 1952)



    Out of the Clouds

    12:50 on Monday 24th January on Channel 4.

    Ealing Studios airport drama featuring personal tales from the lives of both staff and passengers at the busy London Airport. A duty officer fears that he has lost his girlfriend to a pilot involved in smuggling. Meanwhile, an American falls for a German Jew flying to New York to be married.

    Director: Michael Relph, Basil Dearden

    Starring: Anthony Steel, James Robertson Justice, Gordon Harker, Bernard Lee, Megs Jenkins

    (Subtitles, 1955)



    When Eight Bells Toll

    12:35 on Tuesday 25th January on Channel 4.

    Thriller. A navy secret agent and his aide are sent to investigate piracy on the Irish Sea, which involves cargoes of gold bullion. The perilous mission leads them to a small port, a shipping magnate and a tidal wave of danger. Based on Alistair MacLean's best-selling novel.

    Director: Etienne Perier

    Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Robert Morley, Nathalie Delon, Jack Hawkins, Ferdy Mayne, Corin Redgrave

    (Premiere, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1971)



    Clockwise

    23:00 on Tuesday 25th January on ITV1 Yorkshire.

    Manic comedy about the misadventures of an obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster who sets out to give an important speech to a conference of headteachers. But the day goes from bad to hideously awful when he boards the wrong train - the first set-back in an increasingly hysterical race against the clock.

    Director: Christopher Morahan

    Starring: John Cleese, Alison Steadman, Penelope Wilton, Stephen Moore, Sharon Maiden, Constance Champ

    (Subtitles, 1986)



    HMS Defiant

    12:30 on Wednesday 26th January on Channel 4.

    Seafaring adventure about a power struggle on board a British warship during the Napoleonic wars in the late 18th century. Tension grows between the captain of the HMS Defiant and his brutal lieutenant when the captain learns of his subordinate's cruel treatment of the crew, which has strengthened their will to join in the mass mutiny being planned by the ordinary sailors of the British fleet.

    Director: Lewis Gilbert

    Starring: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock, Richard Carpenter, Peter Gill

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1962)



    The Saint's Vacation

    14:00 on Wednesday 26th January on BBC 2 South.

    Simon Templar is taking a quiet holiday in Switzerland when he becomes embroiled in the hunt for a music box containing a top-secret code. Far from having a restful break, the Saint finds himself grappling with the usual assortment of spies and cutthroats. Hugh Sinclair takes over from regular George Sanders in the title role.

    Director: Leslie Fenton

    Starring: Hugh Sinclair, Sally Grey, Arthur MacRae, Cecil Parker, Leueen MacGrath, Gordon McLeod

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1940)



    The Captain's Paradise

    12:40 on Thursday 27th January on Channel 4.

    Farcical comedy about a ferryboat captain who has a wife in two ports. In Gibraltar, he enjoys domestic bliss, while in Tangier, he lives it up with his lively North African spouse. But, inevitably, the cosy set-up starts to come unstuck.

    Director: Anthony Kimmins

    Starring: Alec Guinness, Yvonne de Carlo, Celia Johnson, Bill Fraser

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1953)



    Windom's Way

    13:05 on Thursday 27th January on BBC 2 North West.

    Romantic drama about a dedicated British doctor working in a Malayan village who acts as the reluctant mediator in a dispute between the native workers and the owners of the rubber plantations. When the ruthless owners enlist the help of government policemen to break the strike, the doctor must decide where his allegiance really lies.

    Director: Ronald Neame

    Starring: Peter Finch, Mary Ure, Michael Hordern, Natasha Parry, John Cairney, Robert Flemyng

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1957)



    School for Scoundrels

    12:35 on Friday 28th January on Channel 4.

    British comedy about a born loser who enrols at the College of Lifemanship and turns his life around by learning how to charm and cheat his way to the top with the minimum of effort. Adapted from the Oneupmanship books by Stephen Potter.

    Director: Robert Hamer

    Starring: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott, Dennis Price, Peter Jones

    (Widescreen, Black and White, Subtitles)



    Carry On Sergeant

    16:25 on Saturday 29th January on Channel 4.

    Classic British comedy, the first ever in the 'Carry On' series, in which an ageing army man is desperate to win the award for best troop before he retires. All he needs to achieve his ambition is a first-class platoon. Unfortunately, he is saddled with the most unlikely gaggle of misfits imaginable.

    Director: Gerald Thomas

    Starring: William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Dora Bryan, Kenneth Connor

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1958)



    All Creatures Great and Small

    13:00 on Sunday 30th January on ITV1 West.

    Family drama, set in the 1930s, about an inexperienced young veterinarian who joins a Yorkshire practice run by an eccentric vet. Based on the James Herriot novels that were later adapted for television.

    Director: Claude Whatham

    Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Simon Ward, Lisa Harrow, Brian Stirner, T P McKenna, Freddie Jones

    (Widescreen, Repeat, Subtitles, Stereo)



    The Early Bird

    13:25 on Sunday 30th January on BBC 2 East

    Slapstick comedy about a milkman for a small, independent dairy who finds his livelihood threatened by a large conglomerate and decides to put up a fight.

    Director: Robert Asher

    Starring: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jerry Desmonde, Paddie O'Neill, Bryan Pringle, Richard Vernon

    (Subtitles, 1965)



    Funny Bones

    23:40 on Sunday 30th January on BBC 2 North West.

    Affectionate British comedy about a failed American comic who, in search of inspiration, returns to Blackpool where his successful father began his career. Despite bombing in Las Vegas, he is determined to pursue a career as a stand-up and travels to Blackpool, where he spent many summers as his father carved out a career. There he meets a slapstick comic who may just be able to get him out of the rut he is in.

    Director: Peter Chelsom

    Starring: Oliver Platt, Jerry Lewis, Lee Evans, Leslie Caron, Richard Griffiths, Oliver Reed

    (Subtitles, 1995)



    The Emerald Forest

    21:00 on Saturday 29th January on National Geographic.

    Action adventure in which the young son of an American engineer is kidnapped in the Amazonian rainforest by a tribe of Indians known as the 'Invisible People'. His father searches for him for ten years and eventually finds a transformed young man, fully integrated into the tribe that has adopted him. However, the survival of the tribe is under threat from 'civilised' man's continual destruction of the forest.

    Director: John Boorman

    Starring: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Charley Boorman, Dira Paes, Eduardo Conde, Rui Polonah

    (1985, 15)

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    </div><div class='quotemain'>DB7:

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    School for Scoundrels

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    (Widescreen, Black and White, Subtitles)



    [/b]
    Widescreen? what format was it filmed in?

    There aren't any technical details on the IMDb about the format used for this one.



    Steve

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    Appointment with Venus

    ++02:35 on Monday 24th January on ITV1 London.

    World War II comedy in which The Ministry of Agriculture and the War Office join forces to rescue a prized cow from the German-occupied Channel Islands.

    Director: Ralph Thomas

    Starring: David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones, Noel Purcell

    (Subtitles, Stereo, Signed, 1952)++



    'Signed' movies are a bit of a curse, I find. I watched 'Upstairs, Downstairs' the other week and I found that I was constanly being distracted by it that that it ruined the movie for me (my eyes kept being drawn to the signer).



    Very disappointed that this movie is going to suffer the same treatment.

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    Steve, School for Scoundrels was not shot in any anamorphic process, but I expect Channel 4 will crop the top and bottom of the image to suit the 16 by 9 shape of wide screen television sets as they did with Seven Days to Noon the other afternoon.



    I notice we're going to have another run by Channel 4 of Damn the Defiant!, the American version of HMS Defiant. Are they trying to tell us that a British copy of this British film bearing the original British title no longer exists? It would seem so.

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    </div><div class='quotemain'> The Saint's Vacation

    14:00 on Wednesday 26th January on BBC 2 South.

    Simon Templar is taking a quiet holiday in Switzerland when he becomes embroiled in the hunt for a music box containing a top-secret code. Far from having a restful break, the Saint finds himself grappling with the usual assortment of spies and cutthroats. Hugh Sinclair takes over from regular George Sanders in the title role.

    Director: Leslie Fenton

    Starring: Hugh Sinclair, Sally Grey, Arthur MacRae, Cecil Parker, Leueen MacGrath, Gordon McLeod

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1940)

    [/b]
    This is a new one for me. eek!



    Had me worried for a minute as it says 'BBC South'.

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