Napoleon and Illya tackle a madman who is convinced that France's downfall lies in wine.
David Frost discusses the future of the Labour Party in a major interview with Leader of the Opposition Tony Blair. Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts
The last of four programmes celebrating Advent comes from north Belfast, the previously war-torn area now enjoying a period of relative peace. Presented by Rosemary Hartill.
A special seasonal report from the Holy Land. A Christian, a Jew and a historian deliver their differing perspectives on the significance of the birth of Christ. With signing and subtitles.
Rptd on Tuesday at 12.15pm on BBC2
Last in the language-learning series. How to talk about your leisure activities.
The final programme in the series issues a special challenge to viewers.
Producer Tina Fletcher ; Series editor Stephen Moss
Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weatherat 12.25. Stereo ...
John Humphrys and the team analyse political trends at home and abroad.
Editor Nelson Mews Subtitled ...............
Somme, Early August 1916. Indy joins the Belgian army, and, after one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War, falls into German hands. Starring
Sean Patrick Flanery. Final episode is on Holiday Tuesday at 4.35pm
Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled ..
Another opportunity to see the conclusion ofthe six-part adaptation of Charles DiCkens 'S novel. Stereo Subtitled .
Recommended reading forthe festive season; the belated commemoration of Oscar Wilde in Westminster Abbey's Poets' Comer; and what residents of London SW 19 think about The
Wimbledon Poisoner (the BBC 1 dramatisation concludes this evening at
9.15). Last edition ofthe series, presented by Griff Rhys Jones.
A local community will be host to the Christmas roadshow, having bid forthe pleasure in a Children in Need auction. Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus challenge the team behind the scenes to transform the residents into catwalk models for a gala fashion parade.
The last of six school boy adventures based on Richmal Crompton 's stories. William's Busy Day. William goes in search of pirate treasure but finds only a mad woman and her accompanying band of children and animals.
Written by Allan Baker ; Producer Alan Wnght
Director David Giles
With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish ..............
An uninterrupted feast of festive music from the Huddersfield Choral Society and Sellers Engineering Brass Band in their ever-popular Christmas concert. Presented by Pam Rhodes. See today's choices.
Producer Simon Hammond ; Editor Helen Alexander Repeated on Wednesday at 1.55pm on BBC2
Romantic comedy starring Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan with Leslie Nielsen
A young girl with divorced parents, whose mother is about to remarry, asks Santa to bring them back together. (1991)
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On the Glass. The clients Dorien attracts to Sharon and Tracey's venture into double-glazing seem to have hidden agendas. With Lesley Joseph , Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson. Last in the present series. Episode written by Geoffrey Deane Director/ProducerCharlie Hanson
Birds of a Feather: Christmas in Dreamland is on Christmas Eve at 8.55pm
With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish
The conclusion of the two-part black comedy written by Nigel Williams.
Starring Robert Lindsay
The trail of dead bodies is leading relentless Detective Inspector Rush straight to hapless Henry Farr. Will he be unmasked or will justice take another peculiar turn?
See today's choices.
Det Insp Russell Rush:
Dr Donald Templeton:
Andy de La
Mary's Miracle. Ever since
Mary Murray rang the local radio station to report that the statue of the Mother of God in her back room was shedding blood and tears from its face, pilgrims from all overthe world have descended upon the tiny Irish village of Grange Con in County Wicklow. The villagers themselves, however, are less willing the accept the validity of this "miracle". Director Karen Rodgers ; Series producer
Angela Tilby Stereo Subtitled ...........
A top-class field competes forthe
$500,000 prize to the winner of the World Championship from the Tryall
Churning out pulp fiction to finance his life on the Mediterranean, Mickey King is unexpectedly asked to work on a celebrity's memoirs. However, the term "ghostwriting" proves all too apt when the celebrity is murdered and King must find out why.
Director Michael Hodges (1972) ............. Michael Caine stars in The Ipcress File tomorrow at 12.10am
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