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: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.50pm

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the newsmakers.
Including at 8.30 News; plus weather. Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Andrew Thompson


Editor: Barney Jones
Editor: Andrew Thompson

: The Promise of His Glory

The first of four services of contemporary religious worshipfrom New Life Christian Fellowship in Lincoln. Introduced by Jeff Cuttell , with preacher Elaine Storkey.


Introduced By: Jeff Cuttell
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: See Hear

A look at the introduction of the internet into schools and whether it will benefit deaf children. With signing and subtitles. Repeated Tuesday 12 noon BBC2 WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear

: Snowy River: the McGregor Saga

BlindFaith. Mattis injuredwhiletryingto help some men after a cave-in at the mine. Repeat Stereo Subtitled .....

: Countryfile

Rural issues with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 11.55am. Stereo.


Unknown: John Craven.

: On the Record

John Humphrys interviews more senior politicians. Including at 12.00 News
Editor David Jordan


Unknown: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled.

: The Clothes Show

Highlights from the British Hairdressing awards at Grosvenor House in London, featuring an interview with Sam McKnight. Presented by Caryn Franklin and Tim Vincent.


Unknown: Sam McKnight.
Presented By: Caryn Franklin
Presented By: Tim Vincent.

: Poll Winners' Party

Live coverage of the top pop bands and music acts of 1997 gathering to collect their Smash Hits' awards and performing their hit songs at the Docklands London Arena.
Featuring the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Louise, Boyzone, Eternal, Gary Barlow, Peter Andre, Republica and Texas.


Director: Julia Knowles
Producer: Julia Knowles

: Dad's Army

The classic wartime comedy series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Everybody's Trucking. The platoon are instructed to signpost an important route. Repeat Subtitled ....................................


Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft.

: The Phoenix and the Carpet

Thirdin the six-part children's drama series, based on the book by E Nesbit.
Now that the dreadful Mrs Biddle has the magic carpet, can the children get it back?
Adapted by Helen Cresswell Stereo Subtitled . * Raising teatime TV from the ashes: p 39


Unknown: Mrs Biddle
Adapted By: Helen Cresswell
Anthea: Jessica Fox
Robert: Ivan Berry
Cyril: Ben Simpson
Jane: Charlotte Chinn
Voice ofthe Phoenix: David Suchet
Mrs Biddle: Gemma Jones
Lily: Jean Alexander
Eliza: Lesley Dunlop
MrTonks: Christopher Biggins
Miss Peasmarsh: Miranda Pleasence
Uncle Felix: Mark Powley
Grace: Laura Clarke
Pet shop owner: Daniel Casey
Erb: Leigh Foley
Ike: Luke Strain
Rose: Louise Carey
Carol singer: Jamie Sweeney
RevBlenkinsop: Philip Bird
Selina: Selina Cadell
Amelia: Nicola Redmond

: News

With Chris Lowe. Weather
Bill Giles


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

To celebrate the beginning of the season of Advent Pam Rhodes visits Matlock in north Derbyshire, where she finds out how a donkey sanctuary is helping sick children. Shejoins local people in the parish church of St Giles where hymns include 0 Come, 0 Come Emmanuel, 0 Little Town of Bethlehem and Hark, What a Sound.
Producer Maurice Maguire ; Editor
Helen Alexander


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Maurice Maguire
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Get Well Soon

Comedy set in an English TB sanatorium in 1947. TheWhistDrive. DrRuggles allows Brian and Tuckerto attend a whist drive, but Roy is only well enough to spectate.
Written by Ray Galton and John Antrobus Director Christine Gernon ; Producer
PhilipKampff Stereo


Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: John Antrobus
Director: Christine Gernon
Roy Osborne: Matthew Cottle
Brian Clapton: Eddie Marsan
Norman Tucker: Hugh Bonneville
Dr Ruggles: Gabrielle Glaister
Sister Shelley: Kate O'Toole
Sqdn Ldr Fielding: Robert Bathurst
Padre: Michael Troughton
Vanessa Del Ray: Hermione Norris
Mrs Doormouse: Georgina Beer
Benson: Tim Bourne
Matron: Edwin Aford
Women at whist drive: Louise Paige
.Women at whist drive: Louise Tomkins
.Women at whist drive: Claire Worboys

: Antiques Roadshow

This week the team visits
Marlborough College in Wiltshire, where discoveries include a huge dinner service, an 18th-century travelling microscope and a pierced ivory ball containing 17 concentric balls. Presented by Hugh Scully. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis


Presented By: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Jobs for the Boys: Gareth and Norman Make an Ad

Concluding the series in which comedians Gareth Hale and Norman Pace tackle a variety of challenging jobs.
The duo attempt to create a 40-second TV commercial.
See today's choices.


Unknown: Gareth Hale
Unknown: Norman Pace
Director/Producer: Nick Handel

: News

With Peter Sissons. Weather
Bill Giles


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Tom Jones

Fourth in a five-part adaptation of Henry
Fielding's comic romance.
Lady Bellaston is determined to separate Tom and Sophia. See today's choices.
This episode contains male and female nudity.
Adapted by Simon Burke ; Producer
Suzan Harrison ; Director Metin Huseyin Repeated on Wednesday at 10.45pm
+ John Sessions Questionnaire: p 18


Adapted By: Simon Burke
Producer: Suzan Harrison
Director: Metin Huseyin
Tom Jones: Max Beesley
Sophia: Samantha Morton
Squire Western: Brian Blessed
Squire Altworthy: Benjamin Whitrow
Henry Fielding: John Sessions
Aunt Western: Frances de la Tour
Blifil: James D'Arcy
Lady Bellaston: Lindsay Duncan
Honour: Kathy Burke
Partridge: Ron Cook
Mr Square: Christopher Fulford
RevThwackum: Richard Ridings
Jack Nightingale: Matt Bar Dock
Anderson ROGER: Lloyd Pack
Mrs Miller: Celia Imrie
Nancy Miller: Kelly Reilly
LordFellamar: Peter Capaldi
Mr Dowling: Sylvester McCoy
Parson Supple: Brian Pettifer
Mrs Rtzpatrick: Michelle Fairley
Mr Nightingale Sr: Tim Healy
Gang leader: Simon Smith

: The Lily Savage Show

Comedy entertainment series starring Paul O'Grady as Lily Savage. Tonight's guests include Jason Connery , Janet Street-Porter , Simon Williams , Dale Winton and Mystic Meg. Director AlasdairMacMillan; Producer
MarkLinsey Stereo Subtitled ...


Unknown: Paul O'Grady
Unknown: Jason Connery
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Simon Williams
Unknown: Dale Winton

: Everyman Pagans' Progress

Paganism is claimed to be the fastest growing religion in Britain. Everyman examines the rituals of a witches' coven and the practices ofdruids and shamans and asks whether these faiths are genuine religions or seductive and dangerous superstitions. Narrated by Jenny Agutter.
Producer Richard Fretwell ; Series editor
Richard Denton


Unknown: Jenny Agutter.
Producer: Richard Fretwell
Editor: Richard Denton

: It's Later Than You Think

The first in a new eight-part series of comic chat, sketches and stand-up, asthe regular team, including Felix Dexter ,
Ricky Grover , Robert Elms and Annabel Giles , reviews this week's stories of moral concern.
Series producer ZabChughtai; Executive producer John Drury


Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Ricky Grover
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Annabel Giles
Producer: John Drury

: Four Eyes and Six-Guns

Comedy western starring Judge Reinhold
A romantic young optician from New York heads off to
Tombstone and comes to the aid of famed lawman Wyatt Earp.
Director Piers Haggard (1992) ... ♦ See Films: pages 64-76 ***
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Judge Reinhold
Director: Piers Haggard
Ernest Albright: Judge Reinhold
Wyatt Earp: Fred Ward
Lucy Laughton: Patricia Clarkson
Mayor Thombush: M Emmet Walsh
Charlie Winniger: John Schuck

: BBC News 24

BBCljoins the continuous-news station with bulletins on the hour.

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