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: The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon capers. Repeat

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.30pm Subtitled.

: 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

: Advent Hope

The first of four visits to Lichfield Cathedral in which the Dean, Tom Wright, reflects on this special season of hope. Music, led by the cathedral choir, includes O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Thou Whose Almighty Word and On Jordan's Bank


Unknown: Tom Wright

: The Life of Birds

Signals and Songs. How birds use song and colourto intimidate and impress.
Shown last Wednesday FmdingPartners can be seen on Wednesday at 8pm

: Porridge

Men without Women. Fletcher becomes a prison welfare officer.
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Fenais
Repeat Subtitled ..................................


Written By: Dick Clement

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Including weather forthe week ahead at 11.55am.


Unknown: John Craven.

: On the Record

John Humphrys interviews the politicians in the news. Including at 12.00 News
Editor David Jordan WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/otr


Unknown: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Subtitled .........

: Escape to Athena

Second World War adventure r starring Roger Moore
Telly Savalas, David Niven
Prisoners of war working on an archaeological dig plan the rescue often Greek islanders threatened with death following the killing of two German officers in a local brothel.
Director George Pan Cosmatos(1979. PG)
♦ See Films: pages 66-73 **


Unknown: Roger Moore
Unknown: David Niven

: The Pink Panther Show

Animated feline fun....................

: Children of the New Forest

Third of a six-part adaptation of Captain Marryat's novel. Abel Corbould has taken Jacob into the forest as a guide.
Dramatised by Richard Cooper and Peter Tabem


Author: Captain Marryat
Dramatised by: Richard Cooper
Dramatised by: Peter Tabem
Edward Beverley: Tom Wisdom
Alice Beverley: Joanna Kirkland
Jacob Armitage: Malcolm Storry
Rev Abel Corbould: Craig Kelly
Humphrey Beverley: Danny Worters
Edith Beverley: Emily Ruck-Keene
Patience Heatherstone: Kelly Reilly
Heatherstone: Richard Hope
Oswald Partridge: Garry Cooper
William Hammond: Ralph Ineson
Brother Robert: Wolf Christian
Brother John: John Blakey
Pablo: Pablo Duarte
Phoebe: Georgie Glen
Taggart: Rob Spendlove
Fancy: Peter Cocks

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

An Advent edition from Warwick, with guests actress Marcia Warren , singer Maddy Prior and the Radio 2 Chorister of the Year. Hymns, sung in the collegiate Church of St Mary, include 0 Come, 0 Come Emmanuel, Be Still My Soul and Like a Candle Flame.
Hosted by Pam Rhodes.


Singer: Marcia Warren
Singer: Maddy Prior
Unknown: Pam Rhodes.

: Last of the Summer Wine

Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure Compo, Clegg and Foggy hatch a plotto become immensely rich.
Written byRoyClarke; Director/Producer
Alan JW Bell Repeat Subtitled.


Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Willoughby: Ron Moody
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff

: Antiques Roadshow

Hugh Scully and the team visit Ickworth House, Suffolk, where finds include a broken toilet bowl with an unusual provenance, a collection of paintings kept in attics and barns, and an oriental porcelain vase.
Producer Mchele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: McHele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Wildlife on One

Wild Boar: Kingof the Wildwood A look at how the reputedly savage wild boar is actually a sociable creature who presents I ittle threat when left alone.
Narrated by David Attenborough. Producer Manuel Hinge ; Series producer
Keith Scholey Repeat


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Manuel Hinge
Producer: Keith Scholey

: Ballykissangel: It's A Man's Life

Niamh leaves Ambrose holding the baby, and Kathleen gets an unexpected visitor. See today's choices.
The nearly it girls: page 25


Written By: Ted Gannon
Producer: Chris Clough
Director: Simon Massey
Brian Quigley: Tony Doyle
Ambrose Egan: Peter Hanly
Niamh Egan: Tina Kellegher
Sean Dillon: Lorcan Cranitch
Donal: Frankie McCafferty
Liam: Joe Savino
Siobhan: Deirdre Donnelly
Brendan: Gary Whelan
Kathleen: Aine Ni Mhuiri
Father Aidan: Don Wycherley
Eamon: Birdy Sweeney
Dr Ryan: Bosco Hogan
Orla: Victoria Smurfit
Danny Byrne: Col Farrell
Emma Dillon: Kate McEnery
Tom: Ray McBride
Dermot: Jim Norton

: Keeping Up Appearances

Richard shows that he has a way with electricity when enlisted to help at the church hall.
Written by RoyClarke: Director/Producer
Harold Snoad Repeat Subtitled...


Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Rose: Mary Millar

: News

With Peter Sissons. Weather
PeterCockroft Subtitled ...


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: Vanity Fair

Fifth in a six-part dramatisation of Thackeray's famous satire.
Becky's friendship with Lord Steyne causes serious problems, and Amelia finds herself faced with an impossible choice.
See today's choices.

Radio Times Publication: Behind the Scenes of the BBC's Vanity Fair is available by sending a cheque for £7.99, payable to RT Offers, to [address removed] or by ringing the credit card hotline on [number removed].
BBC CD: £13.99 from retailers.
See Letters: page 145; plus Vanity Fair goodies on page


Author: W.M. Thackeray
Dramatised by: Andrew Davies
Producer: Gillian McNeill
Director: Marc Munden
Becky Sharp: Natasha Little
Rawdon Crawley: Nathaniel Parker
Mr Pitt Crawley: Anton Lesser
Lady Jane Crawley: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Lord Steyne: Gerard Murphy
Lady Steyne: Sian Thomas
Wenham: Nick Dunning
Amelia Sedley: Frances Grey
William Dobbin: Philip Glenister
Glorvina Maloney: Pom Boyd
Mrs O'Dowd: Frances Tomelty
Colonel O'Dowd: Mark Lambert
Mr John Osborne: Tim Woodward
Jane Osborne: Abigail Thaw
Mrs Sedley: Michele Dotrice
MrSedley: David Ross
Mrs Bute Crawley: Janine Duvitski
Mr Bute Crawley: Stephen Frost
Lady Bareacres: Eleanor Bron
Lord Bareacres: Graham Crowden
Lady Blanche: Sarah Crowden
Miss Briggs: Janet Dale
Raggles: Bryan Pringle
Little Rawdon: Robert Cole
Little Georgy: Zohren Weiss
The King: Roger Aston-Griffiths
Moss: Linal Haft

: Everyman

Surviving Lockerbie
Fourdays before Christmas 1988, Pan Am flight 103 from London to New York exploded in the air five miles above the Borders town of Lockerbie. Michelle Ciulla's father was one of the victims. Ten years after the event, Michelle finally visits the site of the crash, and gains an insight into an untold story of horror, heroism and generosity. See today's choices.
Director Stephen White ; Series editor
Richard Denton
◆ Lockerbie-living with the legacy: page 32


Director: Stephen White
Editor: Richard Denton

: Gorillas in the Mist

Biographical drama starring Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown

Dian Fossey arrives in central Africa to research rare mountain gorillas faced with extinction, full of high ideals. Over the coming years she builds a strong bond between herself and the animals, but tragedy is never far away.
(1988, 15)
See Films: pages 66-73 ****

Followed by Weather


Director: Michael Apted
Dian Fossey: Sigourney Weaver
Bob Campbell: Bryan Brown
Roz Carr: Julie Harris
Sembagare: John Omirah Miluwi
Dr Louis Leakey: Iain Cuthbertson

: BBC News 24

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