Charlton Heston

Heston targets right to speak

It's official: the right to carry a gun is more important than an American's right to say what he likes in the press. And if you don't believe us, ask Moses.

Sunday, 14 September, 1997, 12:00am

Needles and pins to ease the pain

There is only one explanation as to why I was on my hands and knees, quietly begging for help, during the showing of The Ten Commandments last Thursday night - and it had nothing to do with Charlton Heston's acting.

Nor was I playing 'rescue-your-master' with my dog.

4 Jan 1997 - 12:00am


THE blurb writers have a wonderful way with understatement. The synopsis that accompanies A Thousand Heroes (Pearl, 9.30pm) says that when one of his aircraft's engines explodes, destroying all the hydraulics for good measure, airline pilot Charlton Heston is ''shocked''. He must also have been perplexed, even a little worried. He probably spilled his coffee.

4 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Charlton athletic

THAT guardian of Man's right to bear arms, Charlton Heston, has been expounding the virtues of the new-look El Cid (Pearl, 9.30pm). Francis Ford Coppola has been at work with his Crayolas and technicians have digitalised the sound. El Cid is a good film, but sadly even modern technology and Coppola's skill have not turned it into a great one.

11 Jun 1994 - 12:00am