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: Match of the Day

Yesterday's Premiership games. Shown yesterday at 10.30pm (S)

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost talks to those in the news and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at
9.00 News, with weather later.
Editor Barney Jones (S) (W)


Talks: David Frost
Editor: Barney Jones

: Advent Hope

The second of three programmes from Norwich Cathedral celebrating the Advent season. The service today focuses on hope and reconciliation, with music including On Jordan 's
Bank the Bapist's Cry, and Hills of the North Rejoice. (S) (W)ii9i

: Love Boat - the NextWave

The second of three episodes from the Love Boat spin-off series. All that Glitters. A display of jewels attracts some unwanted attention. <s)

: Countryflle

John Craven introduces another look at the latest rural affairs. Plus weather for the week ahead. is) E-MAIL: countryfile@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: John Craven

: On the Record

John Humphrys presents topical interviews and political reports. Including at 12.00 News. Editor
David Jordan (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/otr


Unknown: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: Tom and Jerry

Cat-and-mouse capers.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. (S) (W)

: Are You Being Served?

Sit Out. When the staff's wages are cut by ten per cent, they hold a rooftop protest.
Written byjeremy Lloyd and David Croft
(R) (S)


Unknown: David Croft

: The Poll Winners' Party

Katy Hill is joined by singer Louise and Richard Blackwood to present this year's Poll Winners' Party. Acts performing on the day include Five, Westlife, Steps, Ronan Keating, Kylie, Sonique, Billie, Al, Samantha Mumba, Savage Garden, All
Saints and S Club 7. Among the awards up for grabs are best band in the universe, best TV actor, best male solo and best haircut. Director Julia Knowles; Producer
Tara Duffy (W)


Unknown: Richard Blackwood
Unknown: Ronan Keating
Unknown: Samantha Mumba
Director: Julia Knowles
Producer: Tara Duffy

: Points of View

Terry Wogan presents the viewers' feedback show.
Write to: Points of View. BBC Television, London. W12 7TS. Phone/fax: [number removed], e-mail: pov@bbc.co.uk
(S) (W)


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: BBC News and Weather

(S) (W)

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

For the second Sunday in Advent Diane Louise Jordan travels to Wensleydale, north Yorkshire, where she meets Conservative leader William Hague , and the BBC Radio 2 Choirboy of the Year Nicholas Brown who sings 0 Come, 0 Come, Emmanuel and York Minster Chapter House Choir sing songs and hymns including All Hail the Power of Jesus's Name and Wait forthe
Lord. (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: cassette and CD. Songs of Praise - the Christmas Album, available from retailers


Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan
Leader: William Hague
Unknown: Nicholas Brown

: The Magician's House

Penultimate episode of a second series of the time-travel fantasy adapted from his own novel by William Cortett. Time is running out as the developers move into Golden Valley, but the Magician is fading fast. See Choice.
Producers Stephen Garrett and Mickey Rogers ; Director Graeme Lynch
(S) (W)


Novel By: William Cortett.
Producers: Stephen Garrett
Producers: Mickey Rogers
Director: Graeme Lynch
Stephen Tyler: Ian Richardson
Jack Green: Neil Pearson
Mary Green: Katie Stuart
Matthew Morden: Christopher Redman
Alice Constant: Olivia Coles
William Constant: Steven Webb
Phoebe Taylor: Kendall Cross
Charles Morden: Robert Wisden
Meg Lewis/Lutra the otter: Sian Phillips
Voice of Jasper the owl: Stephen Fry
Mark: Jesse Moss
Kev: Martin Evans
Voice of Spot the dog: Richard Pearce

: Antiques Roadshow

Michael Aspel returns to Knebworth House to introduce unseen finds from this series of the Roadshow. Among the hidden gems are a pair of figures from a French brothel, an unusual table clock, a 16-century chemist's mortar, and a Victorian toilet given as a present.
Producer Liz Baker ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis (S) (W)


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Producer: Liz Baker
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Sports Personality of the Year

Live from Television Centre, Steve Rider , Sue Barker and Gary Lineker present the awards ceremony celebrating sporting achievements of the past 12 months. As well as the main prize of BBC Sports Personality, this year there are inaugural awards for coach of the year, newcomer of the year and the Helen Rollason award for outstanding courage in the face of adversity. See Choice.
Director/Producer Paul Davies (S) Andrew Duncan meets Denise Lewis : p8; Life after gold: p21
Subsequent programmes may run late


Unknown: Steve Rider
Unknown: Sue Barker
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Helen Rollason
Producer: Paul Davies
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Denise Lewis

: Take a Girl like You

Concluding the drama based on the novel by Kingsley Amis, and starring Rupert Graves and Sienna Guillory. Patrick delivers Jenny an ultimatum, and tensions between them rise to boiling point. See Choice.
Dramatised by Andrew Davies
Producer Gareth Neame ; Director Nick Hurran (S) (W)


Unknown: Rupert Graves
Unknown: Sienna Guillory.
Dramatised By: Andrew Davies
Producer: Gareth Neame
Director: Nick Hurran
Patrick Standish: Rupert Graves
Jenny Bunn: Sienna Guillory
Julian Ormerod: Hugh Bonneville
Lord Edgerstone: Leslie Phillips
Lady Edgerstone: Marsha Fitzhalen
Dick Thompson: Robert Daws
Martha Thompson: Emma Chambers
Anna Le Page: Kathy-Kiera Clarke
Graham McClintoch: Ian Driver
Horace: Charlton Jeffrawte
MrBunn: Dave Hill
Sheila Torkingham: Amelia Warner
Headmaster: Robert Vansittart
Horse: Simon Evans
Joan: Natalie Roles
Susan: Deborah Cornelius
Tony: Laurence Kennedy
Wendy: Nina Young

: BBC News

With George Alagiah. Weather David Braine. (S) (W)


Unknown: George Alagiah.
Unknown: David Braine.

: Trail of Guilt: Harold Shipman - Addicted to Murder

A documentary that goes behind the story of one of Britain's most notorious killers. The film, narrated by Stephen Tompkinson , reconstructs the scientific investigation that led to Shipman's arrest. See Choice.
Director Bren Simson ; Series producer Adelene Alani (S) (W)


Narrator: Stephen Tompkinson
Director: Bren Simson
Producer: Adelene Alani

: The Sins

The concluding episode of William Ivory 's drama serial starring Pete Postlethwaite and Geraldine James.
Sloth. Len is shocked to hear that his best friend is dead. Shown last Tuesday (S) (W)
Followed by Weathervlew (WI


Unknown: William Ivory
Unknown: Pete Postlethwaite
Unknown: Geraldine James.

: The Haunting of Seacliff Inn

Supernatural thriller starring Ally Sheedy. A young
Californian couple's idyllic new life in a picturesque coastal town is shattered by a series of sinister events.
Director Walter Klenhard (1994.15) (S)
Films: pp 78-85 **


Unknown: Ally Sheedy.
Director: Walter Klenhard

: The Sky at Night

An Astronaut's View. Nasa astronaut Dr Jeffrey Hoffman describes the experience of stargazing in outer space.
Producer Ian Russell Repeated next Saturday on BBC2 (S)
Followed by Weatherview (w)


Unknown: Dr Jeffrey Hoffman
Producer: Ian Russell

: BBC News 24

Ends 6.00am.

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