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: Jacob

Biblical drama starring
Matthew Modine
As the younger of Isaac's twin sons, gentle Jacob is often at odds with his aggressive brother Esau. At his uncle's home, he receives a heavenly vision.
Director Peter Hall (1994) Subtitled .... ♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ***


Unknown: Matthew Modine
Director: Peter Hall

: Touched by an Angel

A seasonal feature-length episode of the US series about two guardian angels. Fear Not. Monica and Tess are sentto help a mentally-disabled man whose best friend is dying.

: News and Weather


: The Heaven and Earth Show

The spiritual magazine show returns after its Advent break. John Walters goes in search of the real Father Christmas, while Simon Biagi and Amanda Redington meet the "Champion Children" of 1998. Plus festive music from Charlotte Church.
Producer Andrew Graystone


Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Simon Biagi
Unknown: Amanda Redington
Unknown: Charlotte Church.
Producer: Andrew Graystone

: The Life of Birds

The Limits of Endurance. How birds cope with living in some of the harshest places on the planet. Last in the series.
Shown Wednesday 23 at 8pm

: World Cup 98 Review

A look back at the highs and lows of this year's World Cup in France, including the emergence of England's Michael Owen , the drama surrounding Brazilian star Ronaldo, and the triumph of the host nation. Presented by Desmond Lynam. Producers Matthew Coliandris. Lance Hardy


Unknown: Michael Owen
Presented By: Desmond Lynam.
Producers: Matthew Coliandris.

: Laughing for Ages

The first in a new six-part daily series in which actor Stephen Tompkinson reveals the truth behind human history using classic comedy clips. Today from the dawn of prehistory to the glory of ancient Greece, with Kenny Everett. Lenny Henry , and Morcambe and Wise


Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: Kenny Everett.
Unknown: Lenny Henry

: EastEnders

The first of today's two omnibus editions. Second omnibus is at 4.25pm.

: The Wizard of Oz

Classic fantasy musical, starring
Judy Garland , Ray Bolger
' Bert Lahr , Jack Haley
When a huge tornado hits Dorothy's home in Kansas, she is whisked into a strange and dazzling world. There she must escape the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West and find her way to the Emerald City.
Directors Victor Fleming and [uncredited] King Vidor (1939. U) Colour and black and white
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 *****


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Ray Bolger
Unknown: Bert Lahr
Unknown: Jack Haley
Directors: Victor Fleming
Dorothy: Judy Garland
Hunk/Scarecrow: Ray Bolger
Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Bert Lahr
Hickory/Tin Woodman: Jack Haley
Glinda: Billie Burke
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West: Margaret Hamilton
Prof Marvel/Wizard/Guard: Frank Morgan
Uncle Henry: Charles Grapewin

: EastEnders

Second of today's two omnibus editions.

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell performs in a special concert of Christmas and Gospel music recorded at Wembley Arena in London. Featuring Mary Duff and the Omega Singers. The music includes Mary's BoyChild,
Winter Wonderland, 0 Come, All Ye Faithful and Silent Night. Producer Maurice Maguire
Digital widescreen Subtitled 81


Singer: Daniel O'Donnell
Unknown: Mary Duff

: Antiques Roadshow the Next Generation

Over 1,500 young people assemble at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire to show the experts their collectables. Including a youngster named
Felix who has a collection of Felix the Cat memorabilia, collections of paper knives and model cars, and a pair of Italian paintings.
With Hugh Scully , Trude Mostue and Quentin Willson. Producer Michele Burgess


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Trude Mostue
Unknown: Quentin Willson.
Producer: Michele Burgess

: In Love with Elizabeth

The Early Life of the Queen Mother
A documentary which combines personal testimony with archive film, photographs and letters to create a revealing insight into the childhood and early life of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen
Mother. See today's choices.
Director Michael Davies : Producer Beryl Vertue Digital widescreen ♦ See People: page 17


Director: Michael Davies
Producer: Beryl Vertue

: This Is Your Life

Michael Aspel takes a walk down Coronation Streetto surprise a star whose year has been packed with emotion and drama both on and off screen.
Digital widescreen Subtitled.....


Unknown: Michael Aspel

: Mrs Brown

Costume drama starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly
Queen Victoria's staff are concerned about her prolonged period of mourning following the death of Prince Albert, so they summon servant John Brown, a favourite riding companion of her late husband, in an attempt to lift her depression.
(1997, PG)
Digital widescreen Subtitled.
See Films: pp 43-79


Director: John Madden
Queen Victoria: Judi Dench
John Brown: Billy Connolly
Benjamin Disraeli: Antony Sher
Henry Ponsonby: Geoffrey Palmer
Dr Jenner: Richard Pasco
Bertie, Prince of Wales: David Westhead
Archie Brown: Gerard Butler
Lady Ely: Bridget McConnel
Lady Churchill: Georgie Glen
Lady in waiting: Catherine O'Donnell
Princess Alexandra: Sara Stewart
Princess Helena: Finty Williams
Princess Louise: Claire Nicolson
Princess Alice: Hattie Ladbury
Prince Alfred: Oliver Kent
Prince Arthur: Alex Menzies
Prince Leopold: Simon McKerrell

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Monday Post: Scottish Programmes 23 January 2017

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Heartburn Hotel

A special Christmas episode of the comedy set in a run-down hotel, starring Tim Healy
H arry gives everyone the week off, only to realisethat he will be all alone on New Year's Eve.
Written by Steve Glover
Director/ProducerGareth Gwenlan
Digitalwidescreen Subtitled .... ♦ See Comedy: page 4


Unknown: Tim Healy
Written By: Steve Glover
Harry Springer: Tim Healy
DuggieStrachan: Clive Russell
Simon: Peter Gunn
Mrs Muskett: Madaleine Moffatt
Debbie: Zita Sattar
Baker: Kim Wall
MrChander A Singh: Kaleem Janjua
MrsChanderASingh: Adlyn Ross
Horton Quince: Michael Jayston
Chidi Ekichi: Wale Ojo
Kem Ekichi: Yomi A Michaels
Beatrice Quince: Sara Markland
Morgan: Ifan Huw Dafydd
Scouse: Stephen Aintree
Elaine: Francesca Ryan
Mr Hussan: Karzan Krekar

: Alf Garnett: In Sickness and in Health

Another chance to see a festive episode of the 1985 comedy. Alf schemes so his family can attend two Christmas dinners.


Writer: Johnny Speight
Director: Roger Race
Producer: Roger Race
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Rita: Una Stubbs
Winston: Eamonn Walker
Arthur: Arthur English

: The Big End

First in a new seven-part series in which Simon Mayo takes a satirical look at bizarre beliefs in pre-millennial Britain. This week a "meetyourguardian angel" workshop in Edinburgh, and an aluminium disc that can put you in touch with your higher self. Series producer Michael Roberts Executive producer David Coomes
Digital widescreen Subtitled ....


Unknown: Simon Mayo
Producer: Michael Roberts
Producer: David Coomes

: The Sting

Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring
Paul Newman
Robert Redford , Robert Shaw Chicago 1936: when a mutual friend is killed for robbing a petty racketeer, two con men target racket boss Doyle Lonnegan with thoughts of revenge.
Director George Roy Hill (1973, PG)
♦ See Films: pp 43-79 ***** Followed by Weather


Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Unknown: Doyle Lonnegan
Director: George Roy Hill
Henry Gondorff: Paul Newman
Johnny Hooker: Robert Redford
Doyle Lonnegan: Robert Shaw
Lt William Snyder: Charles Durning
JJ Singleton: Ray Walston
Billie: Eileen Brennan

: BBC News 24

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