Drama starring Kathleen Turner. The wife of a successful newspaper columnist realises that it's time to change her life.
Director John David Coles (1995. PG) Films: pp 74-84 ***
Shown yesterday at 10.30pm (S)
David Frost interviews the newsmakers and reviews the papers with his guests. Plus
9.00 News, with weather later. Executive editor Andrew Thompson
Editor Barney Jones (S)
Alison Comyn continues her Advent journey in the Worcestershire town of Great Malvern, where
John Bell explores the theme of belonging. (W)
A Blow to the Head. The Chief Coroner investigates a widow's allegations offoul play in the boxing ring. (R) (S)
Rural issues with John Craven.
Plus weather for the week ahead at 11.55am. (S) E-MAIL: [web address removed]
John Humphrys reports on political issues. Including at 12.00 News
Editor David Jordan (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/otr
Comedy based on the seventies TV sitcom. The Ropers travel to an expensive
London hotel to celebrate their wedding anniversary but chaos reigns when George is mistaken for a professional hit man.
Director Peter Frazer Jones
(1980.15) (S) Films: pp 74-84 *
Terry Wogan hosts the forum for viewers' comments on BBC TV shows. Write to Points of View,
BBC TV, London, W12 7SB. phone/ fax on [number removed] or e-mail email@example.com (S)
In the first of a two-part story Jon, Tina, Hannah, Jo, Paul,
Bradley and Rachel return with their own blend of music and comedy. Stranded en route for Los Angeles, S Club 7 soon make new friends among the residents of a trailer park. But trouble is never far away, and Rachel has to make a tough decision about her future with the band. See Choice.
Repeated tomorrow 4.35pm (S)
Colin Firth appeals on behalf of Survival, which works for the rights of threatened tribal peoples worldwide.
Repeated on Wednesday at 5.50pm on BBC2 (S) DONATIONS: Freepost Survival Telephone: [number removed]
Deborah McAndrew visits her native Yorkshire to prepare for Christmas, talking to Thora Hird , Betty Boothroyd and Clarissa Dickson Wright about this special time of year. Daniel O'Donnell sings Light a Candle, while music from the Huddersfield Choral Society includes Hills of the North, Rejoice, Now the Holly Bears a Berry and Joy to the World! Producer Garry Boon ; Editor Hugh Faupel (S) (W)
Hugh Scully and the team of experts visit the south coast resort of Torquay, where they find photographs and memorabilia relating to the murderer DrCrippen, uncover the history of two rice bowls mysteriously fused together, and examine a valuable sapphire and diamond ring.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis (S) (W)
A celebration of a century of sport, hosted live from BBC
Television Centre in London, by Steve Rider and Sue Barker. The climax of the live programme will be the awarding of the Sports Personality of the Century, alongside the honouring of the 1999 Sports Personality of the Year, which will be selected by viewers in a telephone vote during the show. Also awarded tonight, in the presence of sporting stars past and present, is a special Helen Rollason Award in honour of the BBC presenter who died earlier this year. See Choice.
Repeated next Saturday on BBC2 (S)
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Third in a four-part period drama, based on Elizabeth Gaskell 's final novel and dramatised by Andrew Davies.
Cynthia has a dangerous secret, and when Molly is drawn into this mystery she too is put at risk. See Choice.
Producer Sue Birtwistle; Director Nicholas Renton
Repeated next Saturday on BBC2 (S) (W) Andrew Duncan interviews Michael Gambon : page 8 Polly Toynbee on Mrs Gaskell : page 18
With George Alagiah. Weather Peter Cockroft (S)
The comedy sports quiz. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)
Some of the biggest names in music, including the Spice Girls, Iggy Pop, Bon Jovi , James Brown and Mick Jagger , have contributed to a new version of the Rolling Stones' It's Only Rock 'n' Roll in aid of the Children's Promise. Kathy Burke looks at how the record was put together. Executive producers Mark Cooper and Jo Pilkington
Producer AnnabelleBarnett (S) (W)
On the Offensive. Is it the mark of a healthy society that free speech means everyone can express an honest opinion, even if that means causing offence to others?
Jonathan Meades argues that Britain has become far too easily offended, valuing niceness over truth, and Joan Bakewell chairs a debate on whether society needs taboos. Series producer Christine Morgan : Executive producer David Coomes (S)
Followed by Weatherview
Drama starring Jeff Goldblum and Forest Whitaker.
Saxophonist Al Gorky and trumpeter Buddy Chester are top session men in New York playingjazz in smoky clubs and returning home in the early hours. But all that changes when Buddy is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Director Michael Elias (1994, 15) (S) Films: pp 74-84 ***