P275 CEEFAX 275 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/00  1/8         HAMBONE AND HILLIE WEDNESDAY BBC2 (1984) 1200-1325 The film follows Hambone the dog as he treks across America in search of his elderly mistress, Hillie. The fearless animal enlists the aid of various canines and kind-hearted humans in his extraordinary but dangerous journey. Veteran actress Lillian Gish plays Hillie but Little Hambone is the star of story. Films for the week 185/285 More
P275 CEEFAX 275 Wed 30 Dec 21:31/10  2/8         HANNIBAL BROOKS WEDNESDAY BBC1 (1968) 1350-1530 Michael Winner's unusual and humorous war story starring Oliver Reed and Michael J Pollard. Brookes, a POW in Germany, is part of a work party sent to help out at the local zoo. There he becomes very fond of Lucy, the elephant. When an air-raid kills Lucy's keeper, Brookes decides to make a break for freedom...accompanied by Lucy! Films for the week 181/283 More
P275 CEEFAX 275 Wed 30 Dec 21:32/01  3/8         THE GAY DIVORCE WEDNESDAY BBC2 (1934) B&W 1545-1730 Concludes a season of films featuring dancer and actor, Fred Astaire. Ginger Rogers teams up with Astaire in this musical comedy featuring one of their most famous dance routines, The Continental. Also featured is Cole Porter's Night and Day. Rogers plays a would-be divorcee who falls for Astaire but then spurns him thinking he is a hired gigolo. Films for the week 185/285 More
P275 CEEFAX 275 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/00  4/8         A GHOST OF A CHANCE WEDNESDAY BBC1 (1967) 1645-1735 Three children hope to stop an old house from being demolished. Who better to help them than the resident ghosts? An impressive list of British comedy actors appears in this Children's Film Foundation production. Starring in this ghostly farce are Jimmy Edwards, Graham Stark, Patricia Hayes, Terry Scott, Bernard Cribbins and Ronnie Barker. Films for the week 185/285 More
P275 CEEFAX 275 Wed 30 Dec 21:11/10  5/8         LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY WEDNESDAY BBC2 (1980) 1800-1940 Ricky Schroder takes the leading role in the most recent film adaptation of the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Ceddie leaves his impoverished life in New York when he suddenly becomes heir to an English title and a fortune. He develops a firm friendship with his grandfather, Earl of Dorincourt (Alec Guinness) which is tested when there is a rival claim to Ceddie's title. Films for the week 185/285 More
P275 CEEFAX 275 Wed 30 Dec 21:12/01  6/8         THE KILLING FIELDS WEDNESDAY BBC2 (1984) 2100-2315 A powerful British film, which won three Academy Awards, with stunning photography set in Cambodia in 1973. It tells the true story of American journalist Sydney Schanberg and his Cambodian guide, Dith Pran, who were in war-torn Phnom Penh when the Khmer Rouge armies entered the city. Foreign journalists then became the targets of hatred and were rounded up. Films for the week 185/285 More
P275 CEEFAX 275 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/04         THA KILLING HDLDS WDDNESDAY BBC2 (1984) 2100-2315 A powerful British film, which won three Academy Awards, with stunning photography set in Cambodia in 1973. It tells the true story of American journalist Sydney Schanberg and his Cambodian guide, Dith Pran, who were in war-torn Phnom Penh when the Khmer Rouge armies entered the city. Foreign journalists then became the targets of hatred and were rounded up. Films for the week 185/281 More
P275 CEEFAX 275 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/11  7/8         ON THE WATERFRONT WEDNESDAY BBC1 (1954) B&W 2330-0115 Marlon Brando received one of the film's eight Academy Awards for his portrayal of an ex-boxer working for a corrupt leader of the dockers' union. When his friend is murdered, he breaks the hold of the gangland boss by his own grit and determination and his love for the dead man's sister. Co-starring Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden and Lee J Cobb. Films for the week 185/285 More
P275 CEEFAX 275 Wed 30 Dec 21:21/11  8/8         MARIE WALEWSKA WEDNESDAY BBC2 (1938) B&W 2345-0135 Continues the series of films starring celebrated Swedish actress, Greta Garbo Garbo stars as a Polish countess who is sent to the Emperor Napoleon to plead for her country's freedom. Urged to make "the supreme sacrifice" to save her country, the countess succumbs to Napoleon's charm... Charles Boyer plays the Emperor. Films for the week 187/285 More