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: 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 concludes her
Adventjourney at Ealing Abbey, west London, where she talks with composer and writer John Bell about our preoccupation with time. (S) (W)


Unknown: Alison Comyn
Unknown: John Bell

: Countryfile

Rural issues with John Craven.
Plus weather for the week ahead at 11.05am. (S) E-MAIL: countryflle@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Craven.

: Escape to Athena

Second World War adventure starring Roger Moore , Telly Savalas and 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) Films: pp 51-80 **


Unknown: Roger Moore
Unknown: David Niven.
Major Otto Hecht: Roger Moore
Zeno: Telly Savalas
Professor Blake: David Niven
Eleana: Claudia Cardinale
Dottie Del Mar: Stefanie Powers
Nat Judson: Richard Roundtree

: News

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. (S) (W)

: Suburban Commando

Comedy adventure.
Intergalactic warrior Shep Ramsey stops off at planet
Earth for some rest and relaxation, ending up as a lodger in the home of mild-mannered
Charlie Wilcox. Finding it difficult to fit into the American way of life, Shep creates chaos wherever he goes. But when two evil bounty hunters track him down, Shep needs all the help he can get from his new friends. ;
Director Burt Kennedy
(1991, PG) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ***


Unknown: Shep Ramsey
Unknown: Charlie Wilcox.
Director: Burt Kennedy
Shep Ramsey: Hulk Hogan
Charlie Wilcox: Christopher Lloyd
Jenny Wilcox: Shelley Duvall
Adrian Beltz: Larry Miller
General Suitor: William Ball
Margie Tanen: Jo Ann Deanng

: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Fantasy, based on the classic i children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl , starring Gene Wilder. Most children dream of visiting a chocolate factory. For young Charlie Bucket the dream comes true, courtesy of the golden ticket he finds in a candy bar: not only has he won a lifetime's supply of chocolate, he has also been invited to tourthe giant factory of eccentric sweet tycoon Willy Wonka.
Director Mel Stuart (1971, U) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ***


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Willy Wonka
Director: Mel Stuart
WillyWonka: Gene Wilder
Grandpa Joe: Jack Albertson
Charlie Bucket: Peter Ostrum
Augustus Gloop: Michael Bollner
Mrs Gloop: Ursula Reit
Mr Salt: Roy Kinnear

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes introduces a traditional candlelit service for
Christmas from Canterbury Cathedral. Imogen Stubbs and Tim Pigott-Smith retell the story of the first Christmas, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey , reads his favourite Christmas lesson. Seasonal music includes
Once in Royal David's City, sung by a solo chorister.
Producer Norman Ivison ; Editor Hugh Faupel (S) (W)


Introduces: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Dr George Carey
Producer: Norman Ivison
Editor: Hugh Faupel

: Antiques Roadshow

Hugh Scully and the team of experts visit Worcester
Cathedral, where their discoveries include a stoneware pot for church wine that dates from the 17th century.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Executt/e producer Chnstopher Lewis (S) (W)


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

: Holiday Guide to....

Italy. In the last programme of the current series, Craig Doyle visits Positano, Angela Rippon unwinds by Lake Garda and Carol Smillie explores Milan.
Producer Tricia Wilson ; Editor Jannine Waddell (S) (W)


Unknown: Craig Doyle
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Lake Garda
Unknown: Carol Smillie
Producer: Tricia Wilson
Editor: Jannine Waddell

: Ballykissangel: Love's Labours

When Frankie and Aidan join forces for a wet day out, Aidan's reputation as priest is compromised. Liam and Donal are the first to hear a big announcement from Niamh and Dillon. See Choice.
For next episode and further cast see Tuesday 28 at 8pm (S) (W)


Written By: Mick Martin
Written By: Stuart Blackburn
Brian Quigley: Tony Doyle
Niamh: Tina Kellegher
Dillon: Lorcan Cranitch
Father MacAnally: Niall Toibin
Father Aidan: Don Wycherley
Frankie Sullivan: Catherine Cusack
Orla: Victoria Smurfit
Donal: Frankie McCafferty
Liam: Joe Savino
Brendan: Gary Whelan
Mairead Reilly: Kerry Condon
Maureen Reilly: Anne Kent

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Weather Isobel Lang (5)


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Isobel Lang

: Wives and Daughters

Conclusion of the period drama, based on Elizabeth Gaskell 's final novel and dramatised by Andrew Davies.
Molly gets more entangled in Cynthia's secret. See Choice.
Producer Sue Birtwistle; Director Nicholas Renton
Repeated at 1.25pm on Christmas Day on BBC2 (S) (W) BBC VIDEO: the series will be available on video from February, price £19.99


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Dramatised By: Andrew Davies.
Director: Nicholas Renton
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
Lord Cumnor: Ian Carmichael
Lady Cumnor: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Miss Browning: Barbara Rynn
Miss Phoebe: Deborah Findlay
Mrs Goodenough: Elizabeth Spriggs
Lady Harriet: Rosamund Pike
Lord Hollingford: Shaughan Seymour
Aimee: Tonia Chauvet
Mr Henderson: Tim Wallers

: One Foot in the Grave

A Christmas episode of the comedy, first shown in 1990. Who's Listening? There isn't a great deal of festive spirit in the Meldrew household: Victor is refusing to appear in the local pantomime and won't buy any presents.
Written by David Renwick ; Director/Producer Susan Belbin (R) (S)


Written By: David Renwick
Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Patrick: Angus Deayton
Pippa: Janine Duvitski
Mrs Warboys: Doreen Mantle
Mrs Burridge: Cathy Shipton

: Who on Earth?

Five commentators give their opinions on what Jesus of Nazareth would have thought of modern society.
Family Matters - Or Does It? Bishop James Jones focuses on the modern British family. The series continues tomorrow at 12.10am
Producer Norman Stone (S)


Unknown: James Jones
Producer: Norman Stone

: Heart of the Matter

Courage of Our Convictions. Has the time come to reform Britain's penal system? Joan Bakewell chairs the debate. Series producer Christine Morgan ; Executive producer David Coomes (S)
Followed by Weatherview


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

: Sweet Liberty

Comedy, beginning a season offilms starring
Michael Caine. A crew arrives in a sleepy North Carolina town to film a historical epic based on a local academic's book.
Director Alan Aida (1986, 15) (S) 423S65 Blue Ice is tomorrow at 12.30am
Films: pp 51-80 ***


Unknown: Michael Caine.
Director: Alan Aida

: BBC News 24

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