Talking Pictures TV Today Wednesday 4 January 2023

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What’s On Talking Pictures TV
Today Wednesday 4 January 2023

A full run down of everything airing on Talking Pictures TV
today.

06:00
The Detectives

S01E22

Crime drama, starring Robert Taylor

06:30
Traveller’s Joy

Comedy, starring Googie Withers
1951 – Comedy

A divorced British couple join forces in an attempt to con rich guests at their Scandinavian hotel into providing the cash for their fare home. Comedy, starring Googie Withers, John McCallum, Yolande Donlan and Maurice Denham

08:05
A Glimpse of Stockings

08:20
The Perfect Woman

Sci-fi comedy, starring Barry Gordon
1981 – Science Fiction, Comedy

An alien king sends two of his most loyal subjects to Earth to find him the perfect queen to help him rule his kingdom. Sci-fi comedy, starring Barry Gordon and Peter Kastner

10:00
The Onedin Line

S01E01

The seafarer vows to get his own ship at any cost

Liverpool docks in 1860 finds seasoned seafarer James Onedin considering entering a loveless marriage after vowing to get his own ship from her drunken father. He gets no help from his sister and her husband – who own a rival shipping company. Starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass and Howard Lang

11:00
The Calendar

Drama, starring Greta Gynt
1948 – Drama

12:35
And the Same to You

Comedy, with Brian Rix and Tommy Cooper
1960 – Comedy

14:00
Upstairs, Downstairs

S02E11

Elizabeth embarks on an affair

Elizabeth embarks upon an affair with influential Armenian Julius Karekin, who buys her a hat shop – but his former mistress seems intent on causing mischief. Donald Burton guest stars, with Nicola Pagett, Gordon Jackson and Jean Marsh

15:00
Saddle Up

Introduction to Tulsa

15:10
Tulsa

Drama, starring Susan Hayward
1949 – Drama

Movie: Tulsa -

A cattle magnate’s ambitious daughter alienates her friends with her single-minded pursuit of wealth as she attempts to fend off the unwanted attentions of greedy oil barons intent on stealing her land. Drama, starring Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendariz and Lloyd Gough

16:55
Saddle Up

Introduction to Adventures in Silverado

17:00
Adventures in Silverado

Western, starring William Bishop
1948 – Western

Movie: Adventures in Silverado -

18:30
Saddle Up

Preview of next week’s films

18:35
Black Saddle

S01E02

A family argument has fatal consequences

19:05
Capital Visit a School Journey in 1955

A party of schoolchildren spend three days in London

19:30
Time to Remember

During 1921, national newspapers struggle to find a story

20:00
Gideon’s Way

S01E02

A bombing takes place at the home of a fascist leader

21:00
Calling the Shots

Feature-length version of the two-part thriller, starring Lynn Redgrave

23:25
Magic

Psychological horror, starring Anthony Hopkins
1978 – Drama, Horror, Thriller

Movie: Magic -

An unstable ventriloquist falls under the influence of his dummy. Seeking solace in a remote resort run by an old flame, he finds his feelings for her returning – and his mental state deteriorating. Richard Attenborough’s psychological horror based on William Goldman’s novel, starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret and Burgess Meredith

01:35
Dance with a Stranger

Fact-based drama, starring Miranda Richardson
1985 – Crime, Drama

Movie: Dance with a Stranger - 1978

Fact-based drama about former prostitute Ruth Ellis, who embarks on a passionate affair with a racing driver. When he announces he’s to marry someone else, she is driven to despair and resorts to murderous measures. But her actions make her the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Drama, starring Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Stratford Johns and Ian Holm

03:30
Beat Girl

Drama, starring Gillian Hills
1960 – Drama

A teenager discovers her hated new stepmother was once a dancer in a strip club, and gets a job there, hoping to dig up some dirt – but soon has to contend with the unwanted advances of the sleazy owner, who ends up forcing her to help conceal a murder. Drama, starring Gillian Hills and Christopher Lee

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