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    Murder at the Gallop

    13:35 on Monday 29th August on BBC 2 South

    Droll murder mystery in which Miss Marple's suspicions are immediately roused when an old man drops dead, apparently at the sight of a cat. The extent of his wealth and the identities of the beneficiaries are revealed at the reading of the man's will, but Miss Marple's report to the police falls on deaf ears and she is forced to undertake her own investigation. Based on Agatha Christie's novel 'After the Funeral'.

    Director: George Pollock

    Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Gordon Harris

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1963, U, 4 Star)

    The Ipcress File

    21:50 on Monday 29th August on BBC 4.

    Spy thriller in which agent Harry Palmer is assigned to investigate a bizarre brain drain among scientists, and finds himself embroiled in a world of espionage where nobody can be trusted and nothing is what it seems. Based on the novel by Len Deighton, it spawned two sequels.

    Director: Sidney J. Furie

    Starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson, Aubrey Richards

    (4 Star, 1965, PG, Sidney J Furie)

    The Magic Christian

    22:00 on Monday 29th August on BBC 2 East.

    Biting black comedy in which the world's wealthiest man conducts an experiment to discover the depths to which people will sink for money. This adaptation of Terry Southern's scathing satire features a star-studded cast.

    Director: Joseph McGrath

    Starring: Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Richard Attenborough

    (Subtitles, 1969, 15, 3 Star)

    A Tale of Two Cities

    13:05 on Tuesday 30th August on BBC 2 North.

    Historical drama set during the French Revolution. A young English lawyer falls for the wife of a French nobleman and finds himself caught up in one of history's bloodiest uprisings. This was the sixth film adaptation of Dickens's famous novel - and one of the best. Unlike most of the others, this was actually shot in England and France.

    Director: Ralph Thomas

    Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Paul Guers, Marie Versini, Ian Bannen, Cecil Parker

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1958, U, 4 Star)


    13:05 on Tuesday 30th August on Channel 4.This handsome, thoughtful, historical epic relates the last year of bible-reading, brandy-guzzling, slavery-busting misogynist, General Charles Gordon. The famed Victorian soldier finally fell after defending the Sudanese city for 317 days from 100,000 dervishes led by fanatical Muslim, The Mahdi. Amid the expansive Cinerama photography of exquisite desert locations, mighty action sequences and thousands of extras, lie intimate and finely acted portraits of the complex characters at the centre of the battle.

    Director: Basil Dearden

    Starring: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox, Johnny Sekka

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1966, PG, 3 Star)


    12:50 on Wednesday 31st August on Channel 4.

    Lavish and thoughtful biopic that charts the rise of Oliver Cromwell from passionate, Puritan patriot to lonely dictator via the battlegrounds of the Civil War and a collision with Charles I over the thorny issue of rights: human vs divine. Memorable lead performances, handsome set pieces, Oscar-winning costumes and a stellar cast including Robert Morley, Frank Finlay and Patrick Magee help enliven the sparring ideology.

    Director: Ken Hughes

    Starring: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin, Frank Finlay, Timothy Dalton

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1970, U, 3 Star)

    Hot Enough for June

    13:25 on Thursday 1st September on BBC 2 North West.

    Released at the peak of the James Bond success, this spy spoof concerns a bumbling out-of-work writer who is hired by the British intelligence service to carry out a covert mission in Czechoslovakia. Needless to say, he soon attracts the attention of a beautiful spy.

    Director: Ralph Thomas

    Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylva Koscina, Robert Morley, Leo McKern, Roger Delgado, Derek Fowlds

    (Subtitles, 1965, PG, 3 Star)

    Eye of the Needle

    21:00 on Saturday 3rd September on National Geographic.

    Donald Sutherland plays Nazi spy 'the Needle', whose attempt to give D-Day secrets to the enemy failed. An illicit love affair with a married women made him question his faith.

    Director: Richard Marquand

    Starring: Donald Sutherland, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown, Kate Nelligan, Christopher Cazenove, George Belbin

    (1981, 15, 3 Star)

    The McKenzie Break

    22:00 on Saturday 3rd September on BBC2.

    Action drama set during World War II about German POWs imprisoned in Camp McKenzie in the Scottish Highlands. Led by their fanatical Nazi captain, the interns are making life intolerable for the camp commander, who sends for an army intelligence officer to help control the situation. But the new military arrival soon discovers that the disruptions in the camp are merely a cover for an imminent breakout attempt.

    rian Keith,Helmut Griem,Ian Hendry,Jack Watson,Patrick O'Connell,Horst Janson

    Directed by: Lamont Johnson


    Two Men Went to War

    23:20 on Saturday 3rd September on FX.

    Sgt Peter King of the Army Dental Corps, who is too old to fight, and Pte Leslie Cuthbertson, a trainee dental mechanic, are thrown together by their passionate desire to see active service. Armed with just two revolvers and a dozen grenades, King persuades Cuthbertson to join him on a mission to occupied France.

    Director: John Henderson

    Starring: Kenneth Cranham, Leo Bill, Derek Jacobi, Rosanna Lavelle, Phyllida Law, Paul Bayfield

    (2002, PG, 4 Star)

    Carry On Camping

    13:40 on Sunday 3rd September on BBC1.

    Farcical comedy set in the great outdoors. A pair of likely lads trick their girlfriends into accompanying them to a nudist colony - but it turns out to be a family campsite. After they are persuaded to stay, the boys manage to find more mischief to occupy them when a coachload of teenage schoolgirls arrives at the site.

    Sid James,Kenneth Williams,Joan Sims,Charles Hawtrey,Bernard Bresslaw,Barbara Windsor

    Directed by: Gerald Thomas


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    These rare films are like buses....

    An incredibly rare outing for THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN, which shouldn't be missed even if it is one of those over-indulgent and fairly aimless (and pointless) films from what Halliwell would call, " the fag-ash end of the swinging 60s"

    HOT ENOUGH FOR JUNE - again, I haven't seen this one around for years, so catch a good copy while you can. Saying this, it'll now probably be on every six months for the next three years... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/pyth.gif[/img]

    And it's nice to see a return to terrestrial for Margaret Rutherford as MISS MARPLE ; played to death on TCM, but who knows, it may open up the world of Britfilm to a new generation here. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

    And finally, closing the batch is CARRY ON CAMPING, with the wonderfully mean Mr. Fiddler....(A pound!) [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

    Even if you don't watch this and IPCRESS all the way through, odds on you'll dip in at some point and get swept up in that comfortable feeling of nostalgia... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]



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    Donald Sutherland is terrific as a ruthless nazi in 'Eye of the needle' well worth a look. Sadly, i don't have National Geographic.... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/angry.gif[/img]

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    Would you like me to record it for you (video only, I'm afraid)? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by aaron@Aug 25 2005, 04:53 PM

    Donald Sutherland is terrific as a ruthless nazi in 'Eye of the needle' well worth a look. Sadly, i don't have National Geographic.... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/angry.gif[/img]

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    I'm away that weekend but can try to record it on dvd for you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane Blackwell Posted Aug 26 2005, 10:49 PM

    Would you like me to record it for you (video only, I'm afraid)?

    [quote=Fellwanderer,Aug 27 2005, 10:11 AM

    I'm away that weekend but can try to record it on dvd for you.



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    Thanks to you both for the kind offer [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/clapping.gif[/img] , fortunately, i've found an altruistic neighbour [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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