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Animated fun

: The Hills Are Alive!

The Sound of Music Phenomenon
An exploration of one of the best known films in the world, and those whose lives have been changed by seeing it. The
Sound of Music is showing at 2pm today. Repeat

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.40pm

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the newsmakers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at 8.30 News; plus weather. Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Andrew Thompson


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Barney Jones
Editor: Andrew Thompson

: Advent Hope

Last of four visits to Lichfield Cathedral as Advent draws to a close. Music, led by the cathedral choir, includes 0 Little Town of Bethlehem, Ring Bells Ring, Ave Maria and The Cherry Tree Carol

: The Life of Birds

The Problems of Parenthood. The ways in which birds feed and reartheir chicks.
Shown last Wednesday The Limits of Endurance is on Wednesday 23 at 8pm

: Bless This House

Comedy, based on the seventies TV series, starring Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Sally Geeson.
The arrival of pompous new neighbour Ronald Baines spells trouble for Sid Abbot and his long-suffering wife Jean.
(1972, U)
See Films: pages 43-79


Director: Gerald Thomas
Sid Abbot: Sidney James
Jean Abbot: Diana Coupland
Ronald Baines: Terry Scott
Vera Baines: June Whitfield
Sally Abbot: Sally Geeson
Mike Abbot: Robin Askwith
Trevor Lewis: Peter Butterworth

: News;

Weather for the Week

: EastEnders

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

: The Sound of Music

Classic family musical, starring
Julie Andrews , Christopher Plummer
When trainee nun Maria begins to have doubts about her vocation, she leaves her convent in Salzburg to become governess to the seven children of widower Captain Von Trapp , a retired naval officer.
Director Robert Wise (1965, U) + See Films: pages 43-79


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Captain von Trapp
Director: Robert Wise
Maria: Julie Andrews
Captain Von Trapp: Christopher Plummer
Baroness: Eleanor Parker
Max Detweiler: Richard Haydn
Mother Abbess: Peggy Wood

: Children of the New Forest

Last part of an adaptation of Captain
Marryat's novel. Edward finally has his wish to be of service to his king.
Dramatised by Richard Cooper and Peter Tabern
Digitalwidescreen Subtitled ...............


Dramatised By: Richard Cooper
Dramatised By: Peter Tabern
Edward Beverley: Tom Wisdom
Rev Abel Corbould: Craig Kelly
Patience Heatherstone: Kellyreilly
Charles Stuart King of England: Michael Maloney
: Lordbressingham Timkillick
LordTarleton: Richard Henders
Robert Spngge: Roger Ashton-Griffiths
William Hammond: Ralph Ineson
Brother Robert: Wolfchristian
Brother: John Johnblakey
Heatherstone: Richard Hope
Oswald Partridge: Garry Cooper
Alice Beverley: Joanna Kirkland
Humphrey: Beverley Dannyworters
Edith Beverley: Emily Ruck-Keene
Clara Ratcliffe: Claire Slater
Pablo: Pablo Duarte

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Harry Secombe isjoined by actors Buster Merryfield and Frances Barber , and a congregation of over 700 at Winchester Cathedral for a musical celebration of Christmas. Music comes from the cathedral choir and the Waynflete Singers and features many popular and traditional carols, including Once in Royal David's City; 0 Come, All Ye
Faithful; The First Nowell; and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Producer R Medwyn Hughes Editor Hugh Faupel
Digital widescreen Subtitled ....


Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Buster Merryfield
Unknown: Frances Barber

: The Antiques Roadshow Unwrapped

Jill Dando introduces a special edition to celebrate the programme's
21st anniversary. Antiques experts talk about what it's like to work on the Roadshow, in conversation with a host of celebrity fans, including Lesley Joseph , Claire Rayner , Michael Parkinson , Anna Ford ,
Adam Faith , Alan Coren , Peter Bowles , Jenny Agutterand Dorothy
Tutin. Plus LarsTharpand Hilary Kayvisitthe American and Swedish Roadshows while
Nanette Newman and husband
Bryan Forbesgo behind scenes at a recording of the programme. See today's choices. Producer Paul O'Dell
Executive producer Christopher Lewis
Digitalwidescreen Subtitled ... Antiques Roadshow: the Next Generation, Sunday 27 at 6.15pm
♦ See Factual: page 9


Introduces: Jill Dando
Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Adam Faith
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Unknown: Jenny Agutterand Dorothy
Unknown: Hilary Kayvisitthe American
Unknown: Nanette Newman
Unknown: Bryan Forbesgo
Producer: Paul O'Dell
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Starring Animals

Why is a dog man's best friend? How do you get a pig to sing? This Omnibus special takes an entertaining and anecdotal look at animals in film and traces how human attitudes to our fellow creatures have changed over the century. With help from those who train animals to perform in front of the camera and using film and television clips, the programme explores the art behind stars such as Lassie, Babe, Flipper, Mr Ed the talking horse, Elsa, Beethoven and Willy.
See today's choices.
(Digital widescreen)
Bring Me Sunshine. Wednesday 23 at 9.30 pm
See Family: page 11


Director: Nadia Haggar
Executive Producer: Gillian Greenwood

: The Royal Variety Performance at Christmas

The Prince of Wales attends this year's show London's Lyceum theatre.
Among the celebrities taking part are Lily Savage, B*Witched, Ulrika Jonsson, cast members from the National Theatre's Oklahoma!, Barry Manilow, Martine McCutcheon, the company of Annie, Boyzone, Ennio Marchetto, the Rambert
Dance Company, Jane McDonald, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, Stomp and the Spice Girls. See today's choices. Director/Producer Kevin Bishop
Digital widescreen Subtitled


Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Barry Manilow
Unknown: Martine McCutcheon
Unknown: Ennio Marchetto
Unknown: Jane McDonald
Unknown: Angela Gheorghiu
Unknown: Roberto Alagna
Director/Producer: Kevin Bishop

: News

With Michael Buerk. Weather
Peter Gibbs


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Everyman

In the ninth century an English woman pulled off potentially one of the greatest con-tricks in history. Dressed as a man, she tricked her way into the papacy and reigned for over two years, only being discovered when she gave birth. That, at least, is what some of the 500 medieval writers tell us. But forthe
Catholic Church, the idea that there might have been a female pope is an anathema. Peter Stanford investigates.
Producer Ian Lilley : Series editor
RichardDenton Subtitled .......


Unknown: Peter Stanford
Producer: Ian Lilley

: Scrooged

Anarchic seasonal comedy, starring
Bill Murray , Karen Allen and featuring Robert Mitchum Frank Cross , the youngest network president in television history, hates Christmas and plans to exploit the holidays to attract as many viewers as possible- no matter what it takes.
Director Richard Donner (1988. PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ***


Unknown: Bill Murray
Unknown: Karen Allen
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Frank Cross
Director: Richard Donner
FrankCross: Bill Murray
Claire Phillips: Karen Allen
Preston Rhinelander: Robert Mitchum
Lew Hayward: John Forsythe
Eliot Loudermilk: Bobcat Goldthwait
James Cross: John Murray

: The Night TheyRaided Minsky's

' Comedy starring
Jason Robards
New York 1925: Minsky's Burlesque theatre is under constant fire from the Society for the Suppression of Vice and from the cops. So when a stage-struck Amish girl arrives and announces that she dances scenes from the Bible, a new dance -the striptease - is invented by mistake.
Director William Friedkin (1968) ♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ★★★
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Jason Robards
Director: William Friedkin
Raymond Paine: Jason Robards
Rachel Schpitendavel: Britt Ekland
Chick Williams: Norman Wisdom
Trim Houlihan: Forrest Tucker
Jacob Schpitendavel: Harry Andrews
Vance Fowler: Denholm Elliott

: BBC News 24

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