With Philippa Forrester.
Based on the fables of King Solomon.
A giant monster comes out of the sea.
Jesse Threebears , shunted from one foster home to another, is finally relocated to his family reserve in this drama from Canada.
Historical adventure starring Gregory Peck
While England is at war with France and Spain courageous sea captain Captain Hornblower and his crew sail on a secret mission to obtain supplies from the Spanish rebel, El Supremo. (1951)
Captain Horatio Hornblower:
Lady Barbara Wellesley:
Lt William Busk:
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Boo! Two ghosts are appalled when the nice family in their house are replaced by an undesirable couple.
Historical epic starring Deborah Kerr
Under the Roman Emperor Nero,
Christianity is outlawed and carries a penalty of death.
Director Mervyn LeRoy (195
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With Ray Stubbs.
Regional News; Weather
Helen's fear is revealed and Phoebe and Stephen discover the recipe for success. Will Lou yield to temptation?
Much is written about the break-up of the family, but for the Birches, a farming family in Derbyshire, the ties are as strong as ever. Julie and Nigel Birch and their children Alex (7) and Joseph (3) are the first of four families featured in this new series, showing in the Year of the Family, that records and analyses the way people behave at home.
The Birches are filmed preparing for Christmas, working on the farm and celebrating Christmas Day with their extended family - 18 will be sitting down to eat. And tonight the family joins occupational psychologist
Professor Cary Cooper in the studio to discuss the film and listen to his analysis.
Also watching and commenting on the Birches' experiences are the Dawsons from Blackpool, who will be the last family in the series to have the cameras turned on them.
The next'victims', the Champneys, will be visited in their South Wirral home on Friday at 7.00pm. Director Mike Adams
Senes producer Rachel Hebditch
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Family comedy starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin
Buck Russell is a fun-loving bachelor without a care in the world. He's also the World's Greatest Slob. So when he has to look after his sharp young nephew and nieces while their parents are away, anything can - and will - happen.
In 1990, director John Hughes went on to make Home Alone, also starring Macaulay Culkin.
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David Coleman leads his teams into a new year of sport with a smile, as the longest-running quiz show on British television moves into its 24th year.
On Bill Beaumont 's team this week is England and Sheffield Wednesday footballer Andy Sinton and Nottinghamshire and England cricketer
Chris Lewis. Ian Botham is joined by leading British golfer Mark James and top woman tennis player Clare Wood. Producer Mike Adley
With Edward Stourton. Subtitled
Regional News Weather Suzanne Charlton
The concluding part of a mystery from Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine). The smouldering tension between sisters Vera and Eden escalates to a murderous climax. And the older she becomes, the more Faith realises she must confront the dark secrets of a family that will never bare its soul.
Screenplay by Sandy Welch Producer Phillippa Giles DirectorTim Fywell
Adult comedy starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer
Nothing ever happens in the sleepy New England town of Eastwick. But all that's about to change when three bored, recently divorced women make a wish - for a dynamic man to enter their lives. So when the charismatic and mysterious
Daryl Van Horne arrives on the scene they are happily taken in by his charms - but then strange things start to happen.
Director George Miller (1987)
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Daryl Van Horne:
Recorded in performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, Robert Palmer sings a selection of jazz and blues standards, along with some of his own songs. He is backed by the strings and brass of the Radio 2 Orchestra.
A White Rabbit production for BBCtv
Strings and brass of the Radio 2