Historical drama, starring
Mary Stuart returns to Scotland from
France to accept the title of Queen.
Mary. Queen of Scots VANESSA REDGRAVE. Queen Elizabeth I
GLENDA JACKSON. James Stuart PATRICK. MCGOOHAN Henry. Lord Darnley TIMOTHY DALTON.
Lord Bothwell NIGEL DAVENPORT. William Cecil TREVOR HOWARD
Director Charles Jarrott (1971) ◆ See Films: pages 50-72
Lord Darnley Timothy
Lord Bothwell Nigel
The last of four services for Advent. Jeff Cuttell joins the congregation of St Catherine's Church in Wakefield. The service is led by the Rev Mike Croft and the hymns include Joy to the World and Come and Join the Celebration.
Service led by:
The Rev. Mike
A Christmas edition of the magazine for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Memnos Costi reports from Lapland, where 200 deaf people are competing in snow sports forthe Great Deaf Arctic Challenge. With signing and subtitles.
The story of a 1,100-mile bicycle trip from Land's End to John O'Groats undertaken by Nigel Abbott and his 11-year-old son Kerry in order to raise money for wildlife charities.
Followed by Weather for the Week Ahead
Musical comedy starring
BingCrosby Grace Kelly , Frank Sinatra
Time is short if playboy composer
CK Dexter-Haven is to reclaim his beautiful ex-wife before she marries another man.
CK Dexter-Haven BING CROSBY. Tracy Lord
GRACE KELLY. MikeConnor FRANK SINATRA. Liz Imbrie
CELESTE HOLM. George Kittredge JOHN LUND. Uncle Willie LOUIS CALHERN. Seth Lord SIDNEY BLACKMER
Director Charles Walters (1956, U) # See Films: pages 50-72 ****
Fantasy adventure starring
Laurence Olivier , Harry Hamlin
Perseus, son of the god Zeus, sets out to win the love of Andromeda.
Zeus LAURENCE OLIVIER. Perseus HARRY HAMLIN , Hera
CLAIRE BLOOM. Thetis MAGGIE SMITH. Aphrodite URSULA ANDRESS. Andromeda JUDI BOWKER.
Poseidon JACK GWILLIM , Athena SUSAN FLEETWOOD ,
Cassiopeia SIAN PHILLIPS. Thallo TIM PIGOTT-SMITH
Director Desmond Davis (1981.15) 0 See Films: pages 50-72 ***
Griff Rhys Jones visits Victorian London in search of Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone (dramatised next Sunday and Monday at 9pm on BBC2), whom Ruth Rendell calls the father of the modern detective story. Plus an interview with gangland saga specialist Martina Cole.
With two shopping days to go until
Christmas, Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin ,
Brenda Emmanus and Tim Vincent offer some last-minute suggestions for looking good in the festive season. Plus natural skin treatments, new hair colours and dry-cleaning disasters. Stereo Subtitled.
With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles
Pam Rhodes joins a thousand voices to sing classic carols from Exeter Cathedral.
The story of the birth of Christ is told in music and pictures, using settings such as farms, fishing fleets and Dartmoor landscapes.
The carols include Once in Royal David 's City, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and In the Bleak Mid-winter.
The sight of a sailboarder slicing through the water gives Foggy an idea, but where can he find a bit of wood big enough for three?
The Last of the Summer Wine Christmas special is next Sunday at 6.30pm.
(For cast see next Sunday)
Jilly Goolden presents a Christmas edition of the antiques game. Team captains
Eric Knowles and Tim Wonnacottjoin
Birds of Feather stars Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson for a shopping spree in London's Portobello Road before the start of the all-important auction. See today's choices.
DirectorPaulO'Dell; Series producer Pat Holland
Steven Spielberg 's action adventure starring
Harrison Ford , Karen Allen
Indiana Jones s outrageous exploits take him around the world in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a religious artefact of unspeakable power wanted by the Nazis. With the help of an old flame, Indy takes on his enemies in a death-defying battle to the finish.
(1981. PG) Stereo
NOTE: ETthe Extra-Terrestrial, which is listed on page 4, will now be shown on New Year's Day at 6. 10pm.
♦ See Films: pages 50-72
Weather Bill Giles
Hollywood actors Danny DeVito , star of Twins, and Sylvester Stallone , who recently played Judge Dredd , are
Clive Anderson 's guests in this festive edition of his chat show. Plus Angus Deayton previews his End of the Year Show (New Year's Eve at llpm). Danny DeVito stars in Wise Guys at 12.40am tonight and Sylvester Stallone is in Cliffhanger at 9pm on Christmas Eve.
I roducer Anne Marie Thorogood ; Series produc
Daa Patterson Repeated on Boxing Day at 1.45am
The last of four programmes in which Mark Tully attempts to reassess the life of Jesus for the next millennium.
Mark Tully goes to Egypt to visit the oldest Christian monastery in the world. He spends a night in the desert under the stars, discovers new gospels so dangerous that they were suppressed, and makes the journey to the top of Mount Sinai.
See also Seeds of Faith at 11.45pm on Radio 4
Study Guide: available by sending a cheque for Â£4.00, payable to BBC, to [address removed]
Joan Bakewell presents the final programme in the series that debates difficult ethical and moral issues. Heart of the Matter returns in February 1997. Series editor Anne Reevell ; Executive producer
Last part of the legal drama series.
George. A man is charged with actual bodily harm against his hated son-in-law.
Written by Allan Swift and Andrew Bernhardt Producer Diana Kyle ; Director Gwennan Sage
Black comedy starring
Joe Piscopo , Harvey Keltel
Harryand Moe arejust a couple of small-tirnewiseguyswhodreamof / opening a delicatessen. Unwisely, they decidetofinancetheirschemeby / double-crolssing a New York mobster.
Director Brian De Palma (1986, 15)
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