Talking Pictures TV Today Monday 16 January 2023

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Today Monday 16 January 2023

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The recruits fear they will be split up and posted around the world

A Bell for Adano

Second World War drama, starring Gene Tierney
1945 – War, Drama

American troops occupying a rural Sicilian town during the final days of the Second World War are made less than welcome by the locals. However, when the soldiers help replace the bell of their beloved old church, the residents begin to change their minds – and an unlikely romance blossoms. Drama, starring Gene Tierney, John Hodiak and William Bendix

Blue Pullman

Documentary about the first journey of a diesel train

Secret People

Crime drama, starring Valentina Cortese and Audrey Hepburn
1952 – Crime, Drama

Movie: Secret People -

A women living under a fascist regime flees to the safety of London with her younger sister. Years later, she encounters a former lover, who persuades her to return home and help him assassinate the ruling dictator – but she faces a crisis of conscience when their plan causes the death of an innocent bystander. Crime drama, starring Valentina Cortese and Audrey Hepburn

They Knew Mr Knight

Drama, starring Mervyn Johns

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Sci-fi drama, starring Michael Rennie
1951 – Drama, Science Fiction

Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still - 1945

An alien ambassador lands his spaceship in America and warns humanity that Earth risks imminent destruction by an interplanetary alliance unless it abandons its warlike ways – and is promptly shot by the military. The wounded visitor is forced to live among humans, but his powerful robot servant is poised to punish mankind for its aggression. Sci-fi drama, with Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Hugh Marlowe

Crown Court


Part one of three. A property developer tries to evict his former fiancee

Night Mail

Documentary by Harry Watt and Basil Wright
1936 – Documentary

Movie: Night Mail -

Harry Watt and Basil Wright’s documentary following the mail train to Scotland from London, accompanied by Pat Jackson reading WH Auden’s rhyming verse and a score composed by Benjamin Britten

Sea of Sand

Second World War adventure, starring Richard Attenborough
1958 – Drama, War

Movie: Sea of Sand - 1936

Allied troops fighting in North Africa in 1943 are redeployed as saboteurs behind enemy lines to blow up Rommel’s desert fuel dumps. A clash of personalities between officers initially causes problems, but the men overcome their differences to work together. Second World War adventure, starring Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig and Vincent Ball


Short documentary

Short documentary following a day in the life of London’s Waterloo Station in 1960

The Footage Detectives

Footage of a celebrity party and a car wash from the 1950s

In Suspicious Circumstances

An opera-loving gangster is murdered

The Main Chance


David must resolve a number of delicate issues

An Inspector Calls

Drama, starring Alastair Sim
1954 – Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Movie: An Inspector Calls -

A mysterious policeman arrives at a family celebration and begins a chain of events which leads to several surprising revelations. Drama based on the play by JB Priestley, starring Alastair Sim, Arthur Young, Olga Lindo and Eileen Moore

Driving The Train 1959

Instructional film on driving diesel trains

Secret Army


Lifeline deals with a Polish engineer


Drama, starring Susannah York
1972 – Drama, Mystery, Horror

Movie: Images -

A woman decides to take a break in the countryside with her husband, as they battle to save their ailing marriage. But a series of strange events drives her to the brink of madness. Robert Altman’s drama, with Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi and Hugh Millais


Comedy, starring Burt Reynolds
1976 – Comedy

Movie: Nickelodeon - 1972

A lawyer and a con-man break into the fledgling movie business in the 1910s as a director and a stuntman, working for a film-maker illegally shooting his movies with patented equipment. Their friendship is tested when they both fall for a woman who has blundered onto set by accident. Comedy, starring Burt Reynolds and Ryan O’Neal


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