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: The Man from UNCLE: The Virtue Affair

Napoleon and Illya tackle a madman who is convinced that France's downfall lies in wine.

: Breakfast with Frost

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


Presenter: David Frost
Guest: Tony Blair
Series editor: Barney Jones
Executive editor: Tim Orchard

: Great Expectations

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.


Presented By: Rosemary Hartill.

: See Hear!

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


Unknown: Holy Land.

: The French Experience

Last in the language-learning series. How to talk about your leisure activities.

: The 11th Hour

The final programme in the series issues a special challenge to viewers.
Producer Tina Fletcher ; Series editor Stephen Moss


Producer: Tina Fletcher
Editor: Stephen Moss

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weatherat 12.25. Stereo ...


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; On the Record

John Humphrys and the team analyse political trends at home and abroad.
Editor Nelson Mews Subtitled ...............


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

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


Unknown: Sean Patrick Flanery.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Martin Chuzzlewit

Another opportunity to see the conclusion of the six-part adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Author: Charles Dickens

: The Bookworm

Recommended reading for the festive season; the belated commemoration of Oscar Wilde in Westminster Abbey's Poets' Comer; and what residents of London SW19 think about "The Wimbledon Poisoner" (the BBC 1 dramatisation concludes this evening at 9.15). Last edition of the series, presented by Griff Rhys Jones.

(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Griff Rhys Jones

: The Clothes Show

A local community will be host to the Christmas roadshow, having bid for the 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.


Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus

: Just William: William's Busy Day

The last of six school boy adventures based on Richmal Crompton's stories.

William goes in search of pirate treasure but finds only a mad woman and her accompanying band of children and animals.


Based on stories by: Richmal Crompton
Writer: Allan Baker
Producer: Alan Wnght
Director: David Giles
William Brown: Oliver Rokison
Mr Brown: David Horovitch
Mrs Brown: Polly Adams
Robert Brown: Benjamin Pullen
Ethel Brown: Rebecca Johnson
Cook: Gillian Martell
Miss Pointer: Miriam Margolyes

: News

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish ..............


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Songs of Praise

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


Presented By: Pam Rhodes.
Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Helen Alexander

: All I Want for Christmas

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)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Director: Robert Lieberman
Catherine O'Fallon: Harley Jane Kozak
Michael O'Fallon: Jamey Sheridan
Santa: Leslie Nielsen
Ethan O'Fallon: Ethan Randall
Tony Boer: Kevin Nealon
Hallie O'Fallon: Thora Birch
Lillian Brooks: Lauren Bacall
Stephanie: Amy Oberer
Olivia: Andrea Martin
Marshall: Patrick Labrecque
Frankie: Michael Alaimo

: Birds of a Feather: 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
Birds of a Feather: Christmas in Dreamland is on Christmas Eve at 8.55pm


Writer: Geoffrey Deane
Director/Producer: Charlie Hanson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson

: News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: The Wimbledon Poisoner

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.


Writer: Nigel Williams
Producer: Linda Agran
Director: Robert Young
Henry Farr: Robert Lindsay
Elinor Farr: Alison Steadman
Det Insp Russell Rush: Philip Jackson
Dr Donald Templeton: Larry Lamb
Karim Jackson: Art Malik
Maisie Farr: Mabel McKeown
No 47: Simon Chandler
Mrs 47: Wendy Nottingham
Gunther: Michael Mellinger
Mrs Gunther: Catherine Schell
David Sprott: Bill Stewart
Edwina Sprott: Melanie Kilburn
Sebastian Williams: Tim McMullan
Billykins: Vivienne Ritchie
Arfur Templeton: Joe Gecks
Graham Beamish: Andy de La Tour
Vera Loomis: Joan White
Gordon Macrae: Christopher Good
Lingalonga Boccherini: Mary Maddox
Caedmon Macrae: Matthew Owens
Wulfstan Macrae: Clovis Rau
Dent: Ian McNeice
Mehemet: Dimitri Andreas
Valerie Singleton: Herself
Roger: Paul Butterworth

: Everyman: 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 over the 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".
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Subject: Mary Murray
Director: Karen Rodgers
Series Producer: Angela Tilby

: Golf

A top-class field competes for the $500,000 prize to the winner of the World Championship from the Tryall Club, Jamaica

: Michael Caine in Pulp

Comedy thriller.
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
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Director: Michael Hodges
Mickey King: Michael Caine
Preston Gilbert: Mickey Rooney
Ben Oinuccio: Lionel Stanoer
Princess Betty Cippola: Uzabeth Scott
Liz Adams: Nadia Cassini
Miller: Al Lettieri
Mysterious Englishman: Dennis Price
Sotgio: Amerigo Tot
Marcovic: Leopoldo Trieste

: Weather

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