Talking Pictures TV Today Sunday 22 January 2023

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What’s On Talking Pictures TV
Today Sunday 22 January 2023

A full run down of everything airing on Talking Pictures TV


Thriller, starring Edmond O’Brien
1950 – Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man discovers he has swallowed a slow-acting deadly poison in a drink and uses his remaining few hours on a tortuous journey through the seedy streets of Los Angeles to find out who gave it to him and why – but the culprit proves highly elusive. Thriller, starring Edmond O’Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler and Beverly Garland

The Gang’s All Here

Busby Berkeley musical, starring Alice Faye and James Ellison
1943 – Comedy, Romance

Movie: The Gang

A financier’s son falls in love with a showgirl before leaving to serve in the Second World War, but keeps his wealthy background a secret from her. However, his father has already arranged for him to marry the daughter of a business partner, and arranges a celebration on the war hero’s return – with the chorus girl’s troupe among the entertainment. Busby Berkeley musical, starring Alice Faye, James Ellison, Sheila Ryan and Carmen Miranda

Heavens Above!

Satirical comedy, starring Peter Sellers
1963 – Comedy

Movie: Heavens Above! - 1943

An idealistic vicar working as a prison chaplain is accidentally reassigned to a conservative middle-class village. He immediately puts his progressive ideas into practice, but finds his genuine belief in charity does not go down well with his snobbish congregation. Satirical comedy, starring Peter Sellers and Eric Sykes

Doctor in Trouble

Comedy, starring Leslie Phillips
1970 – Comedy

Amorous Dr Burke inadvertently finds himself on board an ocean liner and cheerfully adopts the role of ship’s medic, only too happy to take the temperatures of all the bikini-clad lady passengers. Comedy, the last of seven films adapted from Richard Gordon’s series of books, starring Leslie Phillips, Harry Secombe, James Robertson Justice, Irene Handl and Freddie Jones

The Flemish Farm

Fact-based Second World War adventure, starring Clive Brook
1943 – War, Drama

Movie: The Flemish Farm - 1970

A Belgian airman serving with Britain’s RAF returns to his homeland to retrieve a buried flag holding great sentimental value. Fact-based Second World War adventure, starring Clive Brook, Clifford Evans, Jane Baxter and Philip Friend


Detective thriller, starring Peter Vaughan
1964 – Crime, Mystery

Movie: Smokescreen - 1943

An insurance investigator delves into a mysterious accident in the south of England involving an apparently driverless car plunging over a cliff. Thriller, starring Peter Vaughan, John Carson, Yvonne Romain and Gerald Flood

The Footage Detectives

A celebration of vintage children’s TV

The Saint


Simon investigates the theft of a revolutionary textiles formula

Pink String and Sealing Wax

Period crime drama, starring Googie Withers
1945 – Crime, Drama

Movie: Pink String and Sealing Wax -

A Victorian innkeeper’s wife is desperate to escape from her violent, alcoholic husband. She forms a friendship with the naive son of a chemist, and tries to manipulate him into supplying her with poison, so she can rid herself of her brutish spouse once and for all. Period crime drama based on Roland Pertwee’s stage play, starring Googie Withers and Gordon Jackson

Look at Life

The uses of helicopters, for both military and civilian transport

The Onedin Line


James picks up a shipwreck survivor

The Heart Surgeon

Drama, starring Nigel Havers
1997 – Drama

Movie: The Heart Surgeon -


Drama, starring Richard Burton
1977 – Drama, Mystery

Movie: Equus - 1997

A psychologist slowly draws out the emotional demons tormenting a quiet 17-year-old boy responsible for a series of savage attacks on horses near his Hampshire home, and is shocked to learn the reasons for his patient’s violent behaviour. Drama, starring Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely and Joan Plowright

The Heritage Chart Show with Mike Read


Songs you love from popular artists, live and on video with the odd interview


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