Talking Pictures TV Today Friday 19 May 2023

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What’s On Talking Pictures TV
Today Friday 19 May 2023

A full run down of everything airing on Talking Pictures TV

The Frogmen

Second World War thriller, starring Richard Widmark
1951 – Action, Adventure, Drama, War

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Underwater demolition experts embark on a mission to find a safe landing site for the US military to launch an invasion on a South Pacific island occupied by Japanese army and navy forces. But first the commander and his men must put aside their personal differences to ensure the mission is successful. Thriller, starring Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews and Gary Merrill

Big Ben Calling

Musical, starring Leslie French
1935 –

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Ensign O’Toole


The seaman comes up with a plan

Thunder in the City

Crime comedy, starring Edward G Robinson
1937 – Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Crime thriller, starring Ronald Howard
1953 – Drama, Crime

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Sons of the Sea

Spy adventure, starring Leslie Banks
1939 – Drama, War

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Movie: Sons of the Sea - 1953

The son of a seafarer decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and heads off for the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth – only to inadvertently become involved with devious foreign spies. Espionage adventure, starring Leslie Banks, Mackenzie Ward, Kay Walsh and Simon Lack

The Bold and the Brave

Second World War drama, starring Mickey Rooney
1956 – Drama, History, War

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Three American soldiers are stationed in Italy during the Second World War. While one immerses himself in the world of gambling, with the hope of winning enough cash to open a restaurant back home, another struggles to deal with the morality of killing and the third turns to religion for comfort. Drama, with Mickey Rooney, Don Taylor and Wendell Corey

Saloon Bar

Mystery, starring Gordon Harker
1940 – Thriller

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Movie: Saloon Bar - 1956

The locals of a pub gather at Christmas, awaiting news of the landlord’s wife who is having a baby. One of their number is absent, having been accused of murder and sentenced to be hanged, but a bookmaker organises his fellow drinkers to help re-examine the case and prove their friend innocent. Mystery based on Frank Harvey’s stage play, starring Gordon Harker and Elizabeth Allan

Crown Court


Part three of three. Rose Messiter confesses to writing the second will

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens’ drama, starring Alec Guinness
1948 – Adventure, Drama, Family

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A runaway orphan becomes involved with a dangerous gang of backstreet thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly crook Fagin, and ends up in peril after a wealthy benefactor tries to save him from a life of crime. Drama, based on Charles Dickens’ novel, starring Alec Guinness, Anthony Newley, John Howard Davies and Robert Newton

Go Go with Matt Monro

The singer introduces musical performances

Time to Remember

Scenes of events from 1915

Away for the Day in 1952

Travelogue about day trips via coach

An Inspector Calls

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

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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

Dial 999


A team of assassins disguised as taxi drivers targets a scientist

Cellar Club with Caroline Munro

The cult movie star introduces gothic horror The Blood on Satan’s Claw

The Blood on Satan’s Claw

Horror, starring Patrick Wymark
1971 – Horror

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Movie: The Blood on Satan

Strange remains are discovered in a 17th-century farming village, and have a disturbing effect on the townsfolk. They form a sinister cult, performing strange and violent rituals to bring their demonic master back to life. However, a pious judge is prepared to use brutal methods of his own to root out the evil. Horror, starring Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden and Simon Williams

Cellar Club with Caroline Munro

The cult movie star introduces Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

Horror, starring Candace Hilligoss
1962 – Horror, Mystery

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A woman miraculously escapes death in a horrific car crash which claims the lives of her friends – but later finds herself haunted by strange visions and ghostly apparitions which draw her to a deserted carnival. Horror, starring Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger and Art Ellison

Cellar Club with Caroline Munro

The cult movie star introduces The Screaming Skull

The Screaming Skull

Horror, starring John Hudson
1958 – Thriller, Horror

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Cellar Club with Caroline Munro

Preview of next week’s films

The Detective

Cop thriller, starring Frank Sinatra
1968 – Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

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A veteran cop with personal and professional problems takes on the investigation into the murder of a homosexual man, which leads to the discovery of corruption in high places. Cop thriller, starring Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick and Jacqueline Bisset

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