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    Laughter in Paradise

    13:00 on Monday 8th March on Channel 4.

    The comic tale of a quartet who all inherit a fortune from an eccentric relative, but the deceased was a practical joker and there are strings attached - each of the beneficiaries must perform an outrageous deed if they are to collect their money. Featuring an early appearance from Audrey Hepburn.

    Director: Mario Zampi

    Starring: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, Hugh Griffith, Joyce Grenfell

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1951)

    Two-Way Stretch

    13:10 on Tuesday 9th March on Channel 4.

    Vintage British comedy in which a trio of criminals break out of prison to carry out a daring jewel robbery and then return to jail to establish the perfect alibi.

    Director: Robert Day

    Starring: Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bernard Cribbins, David Lodge, Maurice Denham

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1960)

    The Red Beret

    13:05 on Wednesday 10th March on Channel 4.

    Wartime drama about an ex-US army officer with a past, who joins the British army as a paratrooper, shunning rank, despite his obvious skills as a soldier and leader. During training with his fellow recruits, he proves to be inspirational to his comrades, but continues to insist he is happy to take orders, rather than give them. However, when a raid in North Africa goes disastrously wrong, he is forced to take command.

    Director: Terence Young

    Starring: Alan Ladd, Leo Genn, Susan Stephen, Harry Andrews, Donald Houston, Anthony Bushell

    (Subtitles, 1953)

    The Quiller Memorandum

    12:45 on Friday 12th March on Channel 4.

    Espionage thriller about a US agent who embarks on a dangerous quest when he is assigned to track down the secret base of a ruthless neo-Nazi organisation, following the murder of two British agents in Berlin.

    Director: Michael Anderson

    Starring: George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, Senta Berger, George Sanders, Robert Helpmann

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1966)

    Hannibal Brooks

    13:00 on Sunday 14th March on BBC 1.

    Lighthearted World War II escape adventure about a British prisoner of war working at Munich zoo who sees a chance for freedom when he is given the job of escorting an elephant out of the country to avoid the Allied bombing. Once on the road to Innsbruck, he elects to follow the example of his namesake and take the beast across the Alps to sanctuary in Switzerland.

    Director: Michael Winner

    Starring: Oliver Reed, Michael J Pollard, Wolfgang Preiss, Helmut Lohner, Karin Baal

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1969)

    The Wild Geese

    22:55 on Sunday 14th March on BBC 1.

    Action adventure tale about a team of crack mercenaries brought out of retirement to help rescue a kidnapped African leader. But while the 'Wild Geese' are fighting and dying in the African sun, sinister figures in the corridors of power are working to seal their fate.

    Director: Andrew V McLagen

    Starring: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Stewart Granger, Frank Finlay, Hardy Kruger

    (Subtitles, 1978)

    The Wicker Man

    01:50 on Monday 15th March on Channel 4.

    Cult thriller in which a police sergeant is sent to a remote Scottish isle to search for a missing girl but fears for her safety when he finds a community steeped in paganism. The community deny the girl's existence and this, coupled with the sergeant's Christian background, fuels his suspicions - and growing unease - as the investigation continues.

    Director: Robin Hardy

    Starring: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, Lindsay Kemp

    (Widescreen, 1973)

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    04:00 on Monday 15th March on Channel 4.

    Sharply paced Hitchcock classic about a couple who witness the killing of a spy. Before they can contact the authorities, their daughter is kidnapped to ensure their silence. To save the girl, they must turn detective and follow a trail to find out what it was the murdered man knew that cost him his life - a trail that leads through London's murky depths to a dramatic showdown at the Albert Hall.

    Director: Alfred Hitchcock

    Starring: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Nova Pilbeam, Frank Vosper

    (Black and White, 1935)

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    Re: THE RED BERET. This is a very odd version of the film, that has been run on Channel 4 a couple of times in recent years, where for some reason, Stanley Baker's voice has been dubbed by another actor who sounds like John Van Eysen. Oddly enough, versions of the film, with the same British title, that were run on ATV and HTV in the 1970's, had Stanley Baker's voice on the soundtrack, undubbed.

    Does anyone know why Baker's voice was dubbed in the version run on Channel 4, but not on versions shown previously on other channels?

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