I Know Where I'm Going!

22:15 on Monday 3rd October on BBC 4.

A romantic drama in which a headstrong girl who intends to marry for money is rescued from her mercenary course of action when she is stranded in a Scottish coastal town for a week. Gradually her heartless ambition to marry a multi-millionaire fades and she falls in love with a young naval officer.

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Starring: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Pamela Brown, Walter Hudd, Captain Duncan MacKenzie

(4 Star, 1947, Black and White, U)



Trouble in Store

20:35 on Wednesday 5th October on BBC 4.

Classic British comedy about a department-store stock clerk's ambition to become a window dresser. Unfortunately the hapless chap's bumbling ways look set to prevent him from realising his dream. But the chance to protect the store from a group of gangsters may be just the opportunity he needs to prove his worth.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs

Starring: Norman Wisdom, Moira Lister, Megs Jenkins, Jerry Desmonde, Margaret Rutherford, Lana Morris

(1953, U, 4 Star)



The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

16:35 on Saturday 8th October on Channel 4.

Perhaps unfairly tarred by the brush of coming out of the Disney Studios, Ken Annakin's telling of Robin Hood's exploits is a cracking, all-British affair that bears favourable comparison to the Flynn classic. Richard Todd plays the outlaw and all the elements are there: the fight with Little John over the stream, the archery competition Robin enters in disguise and, of course, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and King John. Joan Rice, one of Britain's best know screen faces in the 50s, is suitably demure and tough by turn as Maid Marian, while popular singer Elton Hayes plays Allan-a-Dale, whose ballads link the action.

Director: Ken Annakin

Starring: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, James Hayter, James Robertson Justice, Martita Hunt

(Premiere, Subtitles, 1952, PG, 3 Star)



The Happiest Days of Your Life

22:40 on Saturday 8th October on BBC 4.

Classic British comedy set in the London of the Blitz. A girls' school is evacuated to the country, but due to a bureaucratic error they find themselves billeted with a boys' school. But while the boys and girls soon hit it off, the headmaster clashes with the headmistress and chaos ensues.

Director: Frank Launder

Starring: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Guy Middleton, Joyce Grenfell, Edward Rigby, Muriel Aked

(Black and White, 1950, U, 4 Star)



Confessions from a Holiday Camp

01:40 on Sunday 9th October on five.

Bawdy comedy about a holiday camp entertainments officer whose unbuttoned lifestyle is jeopardised when the place is taken over by an irascible former prison warder with his own ideas of how things should be run.

Director: Norman Cohen

Starring: Robin Askwith, Anthony Booth, Bill Maynard, Doris Hare, Sheila White, Linda Hayden

(Stereo, 1977, 18, 2 Star)



Press for Time

22:00 on Sunday 10th October on BBC2

After headlining in 14 consecutive films, this was Norman Wisdom's last starring role before his impressive supporting performance in American comedy The Night They Raided Minsky's in 1968, and a sorry swan song it makes. He is woefully out of form in this feeble comedy that he co-adapted from a novel by journalist Angus McGill. There is nothing new in his performance as a bungling reporter on a local rag, but what makes matters worse is that he also crops up in a couple of unfunny cameos, one in drag and another in old-age make-up. The attempt to spice up his act with some Swinging Sixties sauce is also a nonstarter. Even die-hard fans will look away with embarrassment.

Director:: Robert Asher

(1966)