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: Breakfast News

With John Nicolson ; and Tanya Beckett. i Including news at 6.00, 7.00, 8.00; i 6.15, 6.40, 7.40 business news, with Tanya Beckett (Mon-Thu) and Sara Coburn (Fri); 6.27 regional news, travel; 6.34, 7.32, 8.32 sport;
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27, 8.57 weather, regional news, travel. Editor Andrew Thompson
(S from 7am)


Unknown: John Nicolson
Unknown: Tanya Beckett.
Unknown: Tanya Beckett
Unknown: Sara Coburn
Editor: Andrew Thompson

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Teletubbies

Ends 9.15 Painting with Our Hands and Feet.

: Tweenies

: The Flintstone Comedy Show

Animated capers.

: Blue Peter - the Best Bits

Shown yesterday 4.15pm

: Justin's Story

Final part. With in-vision subtitles.

: Kilroy

Weekday studio debate, with Robert Kilroy-Silk . (S) Followed by News (S) and Weather


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: 2000 Today

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 ,
Michael Palin , Fergal Keane and Tony Robinson. See Choice.
Executive editor Avril MacRory


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Tan Dun
Presented By: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Gaby Roslin
Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Philippa Forrester
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Tony Robinson.

: Maternity Hospital

The first of this week's broadcasts from Manchester's St Mary's hospital. With Sue Cook, Alan Tyler and Anna Richardson.
(S) Followed by News (S) and Weather


Unknown: Alan Tyler
Unknown: Anna Richardson.

: Fourteen Hours to Go

The celebrations begin on Kiribati and Tonga, and there are reports from around the UK, including KirstyWark in Edinburgh, Noel Thompson in Belfast and Tim Vincent in Cardiff.


Unknown: Noel Thompson
Unknown: Tim Vincent

: 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.


Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan

: Real Rooms

The team transform a dining room in Solihull, west Midlands.

: Big Strong Boys

The programme that sorts out , do-it-yourself disasters returns for its second weekday series. i
Today handymen Jake Robinson and Gavin Lowe and presenter
Anna Walker come to the rescue , of Rachel Craw from Bristol.
(S) Followed by News (S) and Weather


Unknown: Jake Robinson
Unknown: Gavin Lowe
Presenter: Anna Walker
Unknown: Rachel Craw

: Twelve Hours

to Go 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.


Unknown: Paddy Kielty

: Wipeout

Weekday elimination quiz, hosted by Bob Monkhouse. (S)


Presenter: Bob Monkhouse

: Passport to the Sun

Weekday series looking at life in Majorca in the holiday season. Today an 11-hour delay at the airport, and a family of line dancing enthusiasts arrive. (S)

: 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 LOS-LIS BBC News.


Unknown: Nick Knowles

: Neighbours

Harold's passion for ornithology j gets him into trouble.
; Repeated at 5.35pm (S)

: 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.


Unknown: Nelson Mandela

: Quincy

Touch of Death. Quincy probes the sudden death of a Japanese ! martial arts star. (R) (S)

: Bread

Carla Lane 's comedy series about the roguish Boswell family.
Mr Boswell is summoned to court for stealing a dustcart. (R) (S) 3461257 '


Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Mr Boswell

: Nine Hours to Go

David Attenborough voices his hopes for mankind. Michael Palin investigates scientific activity at the South Pole. There's a report from Beijing, China, as the world's largest population sees in the new millennium.


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Michael Palin

: Tweenies

Ends 5.35 TV. The Tweenies'TV has to be repaired. (S) (W)

: Noddy

Noddy's magic watch has a strange effect on Toytown.

: Smart on the Road

Mobile arts and crafts show. Today a group of children from Barnet, north London, convert some plain old school sheds into a Wild West town. Presented by Jay Burridge , Mark Speight and Kirsten O'Brien. (S)


Presented By: Jay Burridge
Presented By: Mark Speight
Presented By: Kirsten O'Brien.

: 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.


Presenter: Michael Palin
Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa

: Woody Woodpecker

Animated amusement. (S) 5378580 ,

: Round the Twist

Offbeat comedy series about Tony Twist and his ; children Pete, Linda and Bronson, who live in a lighthouse in Australia. ' Pete and Mr Gribble battle each other in a virtual reality video game. (S) 8301238 ;


Unknown: Tony Twist
Unknown: Mr Gribble

: Newsround

: Seven Hours to Go

Preparations for a spectacular parade taking place on London's Tower Bridge. All the above programmes carry subtitles Join the party!: page 18; Ringing in the new century: page 22; A millennium keepsake for you to treasure: page 25; Dr Kristen Lippincott 's Kind of Day: page


Unknown: Dr Kristen Lippincott

: Blue Peter

Today, making a cosy bed for a pet cat. With Katy Hill, Konnie Huq, Simon Thomas and Matt Baker. Repeated tomorrow at 7.50am on BBC2 (S)(W)
WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Presenter: Katy Hill
Presenter: Konnie Huq
Presenter: Simon Thomas
Presenter: Matt Baker

: Regional News

: EastEnders

The first of today's two editions. The big day dawns for Melanie and Natalie. See Choice.

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.45pm (S)

: 2000 Today

The mammoth millennium live broadcast continues.
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.


Introduces: Gaby Roslin
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Rolf Harris

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Including a weather summary. (S)
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/news


Unknown: Huw Edwards.

: Newsroom South East

Regional news, weather and sport, presented this week by Mike Embley , Gwenan Edwards and Gillian Joseph.
Followed by Weather with Philip Avery (S)


Unknown: Mike Embley
Unknown: Gwenan Edwards
Unknown: Gillian Joseph.
Unknown: Philip Avery

: A Question of Sport

Sporting quiz hosted by Sue Barker. This week two sporting partnerships join captains Ally McCoist and John Parrott - rowing champions Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent and Sunderland FC strikers Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips. Producer Carl Doran Repeated next Saturday (S) (W)


Unknown: Sue Barker.
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Steve Redgrave
Unknown: Matthew Pinsent
Unknown: Niall Quinn
Unknown: Kevin Phillips.
Producer: Carl Doran

: 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.


Unknown: Danny Boy

: 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. All the above programmes carry subtitles


Host: Michael Parkinson
Co-Host: Katy Hill
Special Guest: Lenny Henry

: Watchdog Healthcheck

Consumer health magazine presented by Alice Beer and Dr Mark Porter. This week, could changing the atmosphere in the home help asthma sufferers? Plus the implications of the decreasing number of children having their tonsils out. Series producer Sarah-Jane Cohen ; Editor Owen Gay (S) (W) Dr Mark Porter on health on the internet: page 34


Presented By: Alice Beer
Presented By: Dr Mark Porter.
Producer: Sarah-Jane Cohen
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: EastEnders

The second of today's visits to Albert Square. Will Melanie make Ian's dreams come true or does he face a nightmare?
See Choice.


Writer: Simon Ashdown
Producer/Director: Paul Annett

: EastEnders

Jackie learns some home truths about the di Marcos. Will Gianni pot black at his snooker match, or miss his cue?
This week's episodes written by Nick Hicks-Beach and Paula Webb; Producer David Boulter; Director Tom Hooper Further cast on Tuesday (S) (W) Alison Graham's Soap and Flannel: page 28


Written By: Nick Hicks-Beach
Written By: Paula Webb
Producer: David Boulter
Director: Tom Hooper
Unknown: Alison Graham
Steve Owen: Martin Kemp
Jackie Owen: Race Davies
Matthew Rose: Joe Absolom
Teresa di Marco: Leila Birch
Rosa di Marco: Louise Jameson
Gianni di Marco: Marc Bannerman
Beppedi Marco: Michael Greco
Sandra di Marco: Clare Wilkie
MelanieHealy: Tamzin Outhwaite
Lisa Shaw: Lucy Benjamin
Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden
Jamie Mitchell: Jack Ryder
Dan Sullivan: Craig Fairbrass
Nina Harris: Troy Titus-Adams

: This Is Your Life

With the aid of his famous red book, Michael Aspel springs more surprises on guests from all walks of life.
Producer Sue Green: Series producer Jack Crawshaw (S)


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Producer: Jack Crawshaw

: 2000 Today

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.


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Katy Hill
Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Jean-Michel Jarre

: 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.


Unknown: Dale Winton.
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons. Regional News
Weather with Philip Avery (S)


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Philip Avery

: Soldiers to Be

Continuing the series following the selection of young men and women to be soldiers in the British army.
Four Platoon and a Wedding. The infantrymen are in the final stages of training, but barely half the original Four Platoon have made it. Kris Harrison is going to Kosovo, and is in a hurry to get married. Contains strong language. Producer Sara Tibbetts
Series producers David Belton and Janet Harris (S)


Unknown: Kris Harrison
Producer: Sara Tibbetts
Producers: David Belton
Producers: Janet Harris

: 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.


Introduces: Jamie Theakston

: Panorama

Speed. Motorists are statistically the biggest child-killers in Britain. Every year around 5,000 young people are killed or seriously injured on the roads. The death toll could be substantially cut if motorists in residential streets were forced to slow down. Ministers are currently reviewing speed limits, but will their recommendations become law? Producer Toby Sculthorp ; Editor Peter Horrocks (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/panorama
NOTE: as Panorama is likely to react to news, its subject matter may change


Producer: Toby Sculthorp
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Match of the Day

Highlights of tonight's FA Cup fifth-round clash which saw First Division Blackburn Rovers at home to Premiership
Newcastle United. (S) (W)

: 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.

: Beast

Comedy about a vet. Nick feels forced to replace
Briony after she insults him. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview

: The Stepsister

Thriller. When her mother dies in a tragic accident, Darcy Canfield and her father Derick rely solely on one another. That is is until Derick meets Joan, and decides to remarry. Director Charles Correll (1997, 12) (S) Rims: pp 54-61 **


Unknown: Darcy Canfield
Director: Charles Correll

: Midnight

The year 2000 arrives on '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.


Unknown: Tower Bridge.

: 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.


Unknown: Dame Edna Everage

: BBC News 24

: Hour Three

Brazil celebrates midnight, there's a rave in Liverpool and livejazz music in New Orleans.

: 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.

: 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. Details on page 101. All the above programmes carry subtitles


Unknown: Eddy Grant

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