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The start of biggest ever live broadcast in TV history - 28 hours of celebrations as people of the world bid farewell to and welcome the new millennium.
The 2000 Today team will bring reports from the UK and around the world as the clock ticks down to midnight in different time zones. To begin with John Simpson is on the South Pacific island of Kiribati, seeing the first sunrise of the new millennium. And Tan Dun and an orchestra perform a special symphony. Presented by David Dimbleby from the Prime Meridian line in Greenwich, with Michael Parkinson, Gaby Roslin, Peter Sissons, Peter Snow, Philippa Forrester and Fergal Keane. See Choice.
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10.00 Fourteen Hours to Go
The celebrations begin on Kiribati and Tonga. and there are reports from around the UK, including Kirsty Wark in Edinburgh, Noel Thompson in Belfast and Tim Vincent in Cardiff.
11.00 Thirteen Hours to Go
Cameras capture midnight in Auckland, New Zealand. There's a link-up with Cape Town, South Africa, and Bugwatch provides news on the millennium bug. Diane Louise Jordan pays the first of a series of visits to one of the last weddings of 1999, and a VIP meets workers on board an Irish Sea gas rig. Plus the first of today's reunions.
12.00 Twelve Hours to Go
Big Ben rings the final midday of 1999. Glastonbury Abbey holds a historic service. Paddy Kielty visits in Belfast's Kitchen Bar. Australia gears up for midnight, and the sun sets on the Taj Mahal.
1.00 PM Eleven Hours to Go
Australia welcomes 2000 with a huge firework display, there's a Bugwatch update and Nick Knowles pays the first of many visits to Southampton general. Including 1.05-UL5 BBC News.
2.00 Ten Hours to Go
There's an act of Remembrance from Nottingham, Nelson Mandela speaks from South Africa, and the first UK sunset is observed off the Shetlands. From a tornado jet, Philippa Forrester describes sunset across the nation.
3.00 Nine Hours to Go
David Attenborough voices his hopes for mankind. Michael Palin investigates scientific activity in the South Pole. There's a report from Beijing, China, as the world's largest population sees in the new millennium.
4.00 Eight Hours to Go
Michael Palin reviews midnight in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, and in New Zealand, first light brings a special concert featuring Kiri Te Kanawa.
5.00 Seven Hours to Go
Preparations for a spectacular parade taking place on London's Tower Bridge. (All the above programmes carry subtitles)
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The first of today's two editions. The big day dawns for Melanie and Natalie. See Choice.
For cast see Tuesday 21/28 (S) (W)
The mammoth millennium live broadcast continues with more entertainment and global turn-of-the-century reports. Six Hours to Go Gaby Roslin introduces some special reunions, bringing together long-lost friends and relatives. From the studio, Meera Syal looks forward to midnight in India and Rolf Harris watches "sun-arise" in Australia.
7.00 Five Hours to Go Shauna Lowry reports from Londonderry in Northern Ireland, where a massed choir sings
Danny Boy , and in London David Dimbleby and Juliet Morris watch guests arrive at the Dome for the opening ceremony.
7.05 2000 to 1 The grand final of the Children's Promise millennium quizshow to determine who will win the whole of 2000 off work on double pay. Hosted by Michael Parkinson and Katy Hill , with Lenny Henry making an appearance as the final Man in the Golden Suit. (W) All the above programmes carry subtitles
The second of today's visits to Albert Square. Will Melanie make Ian's dreams come true? See Choice.
For cast see Tuesday 21 and Tuesday 28 (S) (W)
The final countdown is started. Cliff Richard lights the Flame of Hope in Birmingham's Centenary Square, and Katy Hill reports as the Prime Minister opens the London Eye ferris wheel at Westminster. Fergal Keane monitors celebrations in Leipzig, Table Mountain in South Africa and Egypt, where Jean-Michel Jarre stages a concert at the Pyramids, and there's a report from Moscow.
9.00 Three Hours to Go
The festivities continue. Including at 9.05 BBC News; Regional News and Weather and at 9.25 National Lottery Big Draw 2000 with Dale Winton. The Queen lights the first national beacon in London - prompting others to be lit in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh. There's a Bugwatch update and news from gigantic parties around the globe, including Athens, Venezuela, Paris and Finland. As the UK approaches 10pm, Jeremy Bowen joins a candlelit procession welcoming in the new year in Manger Square, Bethlehem.
10.00 Two Hours to Go
In South Africa, Nelson Mandela hands over the flame of reconciliation, and back in Greenwich, Jamie Theakston introduces a star-studded concert including Simply Red and the Eurythmics.
11.00 One Hour to Go
As crowds gather in the UK's major towns and cities for the stroke of midnight, the Queen and Prince Philip arrive at the Millennium Dome and the Archbishop of Canterbury leads the prayers. A spectacular opening ceremony for the Dome paves the way for Big Ben's most important chime of the year.
The year 2000 arrives on Big Ben's midnight chime, with a river of fire being lit along the Thames from Tower Bridge. Scenes of jubilation will be shown from around the UK. There's news of the first millennium babies, at 12.35 National Lottery Big Draw 2000, the first lottery of the new millennium, and the Dome's opening extravaganza and Greenwich concert conclude.
1.00 Hour Two
After a ten-minute News bulletin including a millennium bug update, Dame Edna Everage gets crowds in New York's Time Square, in the mood for their midnight celebrations at 5am GMT.
2.00 Hour Three
Brazil celebrates midnight, there's a rave in Liverpool and live jazz music in New Orleans.
3.00 Hour Four
A look at activities in the trendy high spots of London and other UK cities. There's a glimpse at how life may be in the 21st century, and reports from midnight in Argentina, Chile and the first one in North America.
4.00 Hour Five
Eddy Grant leads the festival in the Caribbean, the partying continues in the UK and the Gypsy Kings play live in Miami. It's time for the Americas to celebrate. Including at 4.45 News and Weather.
Continues until 1.30pm on New Year's Day, for details see overleaf.
(All the above programmes carry subtitles)