A film which celebrates the English at their favourite Pastime - gardening. With Candida Lycett Green
Producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF (R)
Rediscovering religious belief. Creeds and Consequences John Bowker , Dean of Trinity, looks at the uses and abuses of creeds in the great religious traditions and asks whether the churches should abolish them.
Director STEVE BENSON
Producer DAVID CRAIG (R)
Wendy Craig welcomes
Norma Cradock to her home in Berkshire for a special service of prayer and reflection. Together with the writer and broadcaster Adrian Plass , Wendy shares her thoughts about the opportunities for new beginnings on the last day of the decade.
Director GARRY BOON
Editor HELEN ALEXANDER
The Monkey's Paw
W.W. Jacob 's Ghost Story performed in a British sign-language translation.
Directed by CAROL WINTON
Produced by IAN WOOLF (R) (e)
Sgt Maj Morris:
Bill Buckley has four wheels to help him through the Clwydian trail - a sort of motor safari in Wales. A three-day crash course at a specialist driving school. Director BRUCE THOMPSON
Series producer PATRICIA HOUUHAN
Michael Barry recalls the delights of wartime cookery. Fifty years after Britain first registered for rationing, two Southampton families collect their coupons for a six-week experiment. Even without the blackout and bombs, it's war for the Harbers and the Lawrensons as they battle with the temptations of the supermarket and restrict themselves to 1942 rations.
Will they hold out? And were we really all much healthier during the War?
(First shown on BBC South)
A further British comedy for a holiday morning. Starring
Facing five years of high-spirited hard training as a medical student at
St Swithin's Hospital, Simon Sparrow must cope with irascible Sir Lancelot Spratt at work, and more attractive distractions at play....
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In the 40 years since the War, Britain has lost 97 per cent of its wildflower meadows, half its peat bogs and 19,000 miles of hedgerow - enough to encircle the planet seven times. Since records began, 22 flowering species have disappeared in the UK, ten of them during the 60s and 70s. But, as Chris Baines reports, its not all doom and gloom.
There are growing signs that wildflowers are creeping back into arable fields and that the loss of native plants can be halted. Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with Ian McCaskill.
Producer DICK COLTHURST
Editor MICHAEL FITZGERALD BBC Pebble Mill
With Laurie Mayer.
The bestselling duo, live in concert at Wembley Stadium this August, deliver their hits, from When Will I Be Famous? to Chocolate in the Box. Producer KEN SCORFIELD Director GAVIN TAYLOR
A Hadrian production (R)
By Tony McHale and Sarah Daniels.
'Everyone deserves a bit of happiness at Christmas.' (For cast see page 57)
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Starring and Krull is a land peopled by creatures of myth and magic. When Princess Lyssa is abducted by the fearsome
Beast, Prince Colwyn sets out on a quest to find her, a quest in which he and his men will face hazards beyond their wildest imaginations.... This enchanting film is a combination of fantasy adventure, romance and magical special effects.
Produced by RON SILVERMAN Directed by PETER YATES
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Widow of the Web:
The world's most famous cartoon rabbit in The Apes of Wrath and Bonanza Bunny.
The Designer Decade
Dressing to impress, boxer shorts, the puffball skirt, cycling gear, 501s, Raybans, Swatch, Doc Martens ,
Filofaxes, trainers, Next and the Sloane Ranger. Along with the names of Ozbek, Galliano and Lacroix, the essential ingredients of the 80s. Selina Scott , Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Raj Dhanda look back in style. Producer CLARE STRIDE
Executive producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill
The nave of Lincoln
Cathedral is the setting for the first of the new series when the familiar team of experts uncover rare silver, furniture and ceramics, leavened with a rich variety of toys, dolls and objets d'art brought by local people.
Introduced by Hugh Scully. Director DIANE REID
Producer CHRISTOPHER LEWIS BBC Bristol
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With Laurie Mayer. Weather
A special live New Year celebration programme from All Saints' Church, Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
Alan Titchmarsh looks forward to the next decade by greeting congregations on both sides of the world who have a care for creation. The musicians, choirs and congregation, led by Paul Leddington Wright , are joined by the St Philip's Boys' Choir, the Marble
Collegiate Church of New
York and Christians in New
Zealand where the first dawn of the 90s is now rising.
0 Little Town of Bethlehem; Angels from the Realms of Glory; We Three Kings; Reach Out and Touch; All over the World the Spirit Is Moving; Joy to the World; One Day; For the Beauty of the Earth; Deep Peace; 0 Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness. Producer SIMON HAMMOND Editor ROGER HUTCHINGS
To celebrate A Question of Sport's first 20 years,
David Coleman looks back at some of the highlights from the last decade.
Since the first programme was transmitted on 5 January 1970 more than 1,000 sports stars have appeared on the quiz, providing many memorable and humorous moments. Tonight's show is a compilation of these moments and the 'out-takes' collected over the last ten years.
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Starring Helena Bonham Carter as Serena Staverley, Diana Rigg as Harriet and Edward Fox as Wrotham.
Orphaned by her father's death, the future of Serena Staverley lies in the hands of Lord Vulcan whose reputation has made it unwise for any decent woman to be seen in his company. Soon she is to learn the secrets of Vulcan's clifftop mansion, wherein lurk terror and despair.
(First showing on British television)
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Based on the novel by:
With Martyn Lewis. Weather
From Brezhnev to the Berlin Wall, from Cecil Parkinson to the Big Bang, Clive James squeezes ten years into two hours, reviewing the events of the decade: Irangate,
Westland, Dynasty and Dallas; Michael Jackson 's first face-lift; John McEnroe 's first tantrum; the marriages of Charles and Di, Andy and Sarah, Kylie and Jason; the birth of the Filofax.... Also featuring: George Bush , Boy George , Gorbachev, Gadhafi, Geldof, Neil Kinnock ,
Madonna, Maradonna, Dan Quayle , Ronald Reagan ,
Sylvester Stallone ,
Arthur Scargill , Margaret Thatcher , Torvill and Dean and Walesa and Waldheim. Clive's special guest Jerry Hall presents the awards of the decade. Plus a surprise guest at midnight. Script consultant
Director DOMINIC BRIGSTOCKE Producer ELAINE BEDELL Editor RICHARD DREWETT
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Ring in the New
31 December 2015
Following the chimes of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev and Rt Hon Dr Robert Runcie , brings a message for the new decade.
Starring and When ex-army officer Palmer is transferred to a civilian outfit for an investigation of a brain drain among scientists, he finds himself the centre of a bizarre intrigue in which nobody is to be trusted.
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