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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.
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Presenter: David Frost
Editor: Barney Jones

: Advent 2000

In this final visit to Norwich
Cathedral for the third Sunday of Advent, the cathedral choir lead the congregation in a service that provides more than a hint of Christmas festivity. The music includes Gabriel's Message,
Ave Maria and The Holly and the Ivy. Next Sunday's Christmas Eve service will come from
Sandringham and be attended by the royal family. (S) (W)

: Countryfile

John Craven introduces another look at the latest rural affairs. Plus weather for the week ahead. (S) E-MAIL: countryflle@tibc.co.uk


Introduces: John Craven

: Once upon a Crime

Comedy. Two Americans in Rome come across a missing dachshund. They travel to
Monte Carlo , hoping to collect a reward from the dog's wealthy owner; instead, they find the owner murdered and themselves among those suspected.
Director Eugene Levy (1992. PG)
(S) Films: pp 77-84 *


Unknown: Monte Carlo
Director: Eugene Levy
Augie Morosco: John Candy
Neil Schwary: James Belushi
Marilyn Schwary: Cybill Shepherd
Phoebe: Sean Young

: News

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. (S) (W)

: True Grit

Western starring John Wayne as one-eyed US marshal
"Rooster" Cogburn. When a young girl discovers that her father has been robbed and murdered, she persuades the hard-drinking Cogburn to track down the killer.
Director Henry Hathaway
(1969. PG) (S) Films: pp 77-84 ****


Unknown: John Wayne
Director: Henry Hathaway
Reuben J Rooster Cogburn: John Wayne
La Boeuf: Glen Campbell
Mattie Ross: Kim Darby
Tom Chaney: Jeff Corey
Ned Pepper: Robert Duvall

: 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

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: Regional News

: Songs of Praise: Carols by Candlelight

The Gothic arches of Wells Cathedral provide the spectacular backdrop for a candlelit celebration of Christmas. Sir Derek Jacobi and George Irving tell the Christmas story with the music of Wells Cathedral Choir.
A seasonal service includes the carols O Come All Ye Faithful, Sing Lullaby, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.
(S) (W)
BBC Music: cassette and CD. Songs of Praise - the Christmas Album, available from retailers


Reader: Sir Derek Jacobi
Reader: George Irving

: The Magician's House

i PM The final episode of a second series of the time-travel n fantasy adapted from his own novel by William Corlett. The
Magician finally accepts that the Black Gold has been his
Hundoing, but now the children must race against time to ! return Matthew and the Magician to 1600. See Choice.
Producers Stephen Garrett and Mickey Rogers ; Director Graeme Lynch
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Novel By: William Corlett.
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
Sir Henry Morden: Ken Pogue
Phoebe Taylor: Kendall Cross
Charles Morden: Robert Wisden
Meg Lewis/Lutra the otter: Sian Phillips
Voice of Jasperthe owl: Stephen Fry
Mark: Jesse Moss
Arthur: Matthew Walker
Dave: Tim Cadeny
Voice of Spot the dog: Richard Pearce

: Antiques Roadshow

Michael Aspel and the specialists take up residence at the University of Birmingham this week in search of treasures hidden in the Black Country. Among the finds are a small, battered bust of a turbanned man, a Victorian painting damaged in the Blitz, and a front door decorated by a Birmingham Arts and Crafts artist proves a valuable find when expert John Sandon dates it to the 1670s and estimates its worth at possibly f 50,000. See Choice. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis
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Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: John Sandon
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: The Royal Variety Performance at Christmas

The Prince of Wales is the guest of honour at an evening of variety entertainment at London's Dominion theatre. Among the stars performing are singers Shirley Bassey, Lionel Richie, Ronan Keating, Westlife and Bryn Terfel. Jane Horrocks performs a Marilyn Monroe pastiche, with a backing band including Martin Clunes and The Fast
Show's Mark Williams. Comedy is provided by Ben Elton and Tim Vine , and there are pieces from West End shows The Beautiful Game and The King and I. See Choice.
Director/Producer Kevin Bishop (S) (W)


Singers: Shirley Bassey
Singers: Lionel Richie
Singers: Ronan Keating
Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Martin Clunes
Unknown: Mark Williams
Provided By: Ben Elton
Provided By: Tim Vine
Producer: Kevin Bishop

: Kiss Me Kate

This week's second edition of the sitcom starring Caroline Quentin. The green-eyed monster makes an appearance as Kate, Douglas and lain all conspire to make each other jealous. With Chloe Annett as Sam.
For cast see Saturday at 9.30pm (S) (W)


Unknown: Caroline Quentin.
Unknown: Chloe Annett

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons. Weather Helen Young. (5) (W)


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Helen Young.

: Clear and Present Danger

Political thriller starring Harrison Ford and Willem Dafoe. When Jack Ryan is asked to investigate the murder of a friend of the US President, he finds himself up against both Colombian drugs runners and corrupt US officials.
Director Phillip Noyce (1994.12) (S) (W) Films: pp 77-84 ***
Followed by Weathervlew (W)


Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Willem Dafoe.
Unknown: Jack Ryan
Director: Phillip Noyce
Jack Ryan: Harrison Ford
Clark: Willem Dafoe
Cathy: Ryan Annearcher
Felix Cortez: Joaquim De Almeida
Robert Ritter: Henry Czerny
James Cutter: Harris Yulin
President Bennett: Donald Moffat
Emesto Escobedo: Miguel Sandoval
Captain Ramirez: Benjamin Bratt
Chavez: Raymond Cruz
Judge Moore: Dean Jones
Sally Ryan: Thora Birch

: Relentless

Thriller starring Judd Nelson and Robert Loggia.
New York cop Sam Dietz has just been made a detective and is anxious to get on the trail of a serial killer who is on the loose in Los Angeles, but his world weary partner
Bill Malloy has seen it all before, or so he thinks. Before long both detectives are plunged into a nightmare.
Director William Lustig (1989,18) (S) Films: pp 77-84 **


Unknown: Judd Nelson
Unknown: Robert Loggia.
Unknown: Sam Dietz
Unknown: Bill Malloy
Director: William Lustig
Buck Taylor: Judd Nelson
Bill Malloy: Robert Loggia
Sam Dietz: Leo Rossi
Carol Dietz: Meg Foster
Todd Arthur: Patrick O'Bryan
Arthur: Ken Lerner
Francine: Mindy Seger
Carmen: Angel Tompkins
Ike Taylor: Beau Starr
Angela Taylor: Harriet Hall

: BBC News 24

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