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: Friends at Last

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 ***


Unknown: Kathleen Turner.
Director: John David Coles

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.30pm (S)

: Breakfast with Frost

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)


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Andrew Thompson

: The King and the Kingdom

Alison Comyn continues her Advent journey in the Worcestershire town of Great Malvern, where
John Bell explores the theme of belonging. (W)


Unknown: Alison Comyn
Unknown: John Bell

: Quincy

A Blow to the Head. The Chief Coroner investigates a widow's allegations offoul play in the boxing ring. (R) (S)

: Countryfile

Rural issues with John Craven.
Plus weather for the week ahead at 11.55am. (S) E-MAIL: [web address removed]


Unknown: John Craven.

: On the Record

John Humphrys reports on political issues. Including at 12.00 News
Editor David Jordan (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/otr


Unknown: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: Cartoon

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. (S) (W)

: George and Mildred

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 *


Director: Peter Frazer Jones
Mildred Roper: Yootha Joyce
George Roper: Brian Murphy
Harry Pinto: Stratford Johns
Jeffrey Fourmile: Norman Eshley
Ann Fourmile: Sheila Fearn
Harvey: Kenneth Cope

: Points of View

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 pov@bbc.co.uk (S)


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: S Club Special - Boyfriends and Birthdays

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)

: Lifeline

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]


Unknown: Colin Firth

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

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)


Unknown: Deborah McAndrew
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Daniel O'Donnell
Producer: Garry Boon
Editor: Hugh Faupel

: Antiques Roadshow

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)


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

: Sports Personality of the Century

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)
Who will be the greatest? page 55


Presenter: Steve Rider
Presenter: Sue Barker
Producer: Paul Davies
Executive editor: Philip Bernie

: Wives and Daughters

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


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Dramatised By: Andrew Davies.
Director: Nicholas Renton
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Mrs Gaskell
Molly: Justine Waddell
Cynthia: Keeley Hawes
Mrs Gibson: Francesca Annis
Mr Gibson: Bill Paterson
Mr Preston: Lain Glen
Squire Hamley: Michael Gambon
Roger Hamley: Anthony Howell
Osborne Hamley: Tom Hollander
Miss Browning: Barbara Flynn
Miss Phoebe: Deborah Findlay
Mrs Goodenough: Elizabeth Spriggs
MrCoxe: Richard Coyle
Aimee: Tonia Chauvet
Mr Sheepshanks: Fred Pearson

: BBC News

With George Alagiah. Weather Peter Cockroft (S)


Unknown: George Alagiah.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: They Think It's All Over

The comedy sports quiz. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)

: Rock 'n' Roll in the Making

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)


Unknown: Bon Jovi
Unknown: James Brown
Unknown: Mick Jagger
Unknown: Kathy Burke
Producers: Mark Cooper
Producers: Jo Pilkington

: Heart of the Matter

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


Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Christine Morgan
Producer: David Coomes

: Lush Life

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 ***


Unknown: Jeff Goldblum
Unknown: Forest Whitaker.
Unknown: Al Gorky
Unknown: Buddy Chester
Director: Michael Elias

: BBC News 24

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