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: Breakfast

Presented by Darren Jordon and Sian Williams. (W)


Presented By: Darren Jordon
Presented By: Sian Williams.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the news-makers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at
9.00 News plus weather later.
Editor Barney Jones (S) (W)


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Barney Jones

: Christmas Voices

The second of four services in preparation for Christmas comes from St Walburge's church in Preston, Lancashire. Roy McCloughry asks if the Virgin Mary can be a contemporary role model, and hymns include Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven; Be Still for the Presence of the Lord; and Tell Out My Soul. (S) (W)


Unknown: Roy McCloughry
Unknown: Virgin Mary

: Holiday Snaps

Paul Gogarty tries heli-skiing in Canada, Kate Humble learns to snowboard in Austria and Gaby Roslin visits the American Rockies. (R) (S)


Unknown: Paul Gogarty
Unknown: Kate Humble
Unknown: Gaby Roslin

: EastEnders

In the first of today's two-part omnibus edition, Lynne faces some difficult choices. The second part is at 3.15pm.
(S) (W)

: Countryfile

John Craven presents the rural affairs magazine. Including the week's weather. (S) (W) E-MAIL: countryfile@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Craven

: On the Record

John Humphrys presents topical interviews and political reports. Including 12.00 News.
(S) (W)


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Match of the Day

Live: the FA Cup
Canvey Island v Northampton Town
Live coverage (kickoff lpm) from the second round of the FA Cup, the last round before the Premiership and first division clubs join in. Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking commentate. Hosted by Ray Stubbs , with Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson. The draw for the third round follows the final
Whistle. (S)(W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/football


Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson.

: EastEnders

In the concluding part of today's two-part omnibus, Kate, Charlie and Kat try to help as the pre-wedding strain builds. Roy and Jane, meanwhile, explore their past and present. (S) (W)

: BBC News

Weather (S) (W)

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

In celebration of the spirit of Christmas, singer Aled Jones presents and performs in a gala concert from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Jones and tenor Russell Watson , soprano Becky Taylor and the Halle Chorus perform classic
Christmas music while
John Savident (Coronation Street's Fred Elliott ) reads traditional and contemporary seasonal prose and poetry. (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: album, Songs of Praise - Your Favourite Hymns and Music, available now from retailers


Singer: Aled Jones
Tenor: Russell Watson
Soprano: Becky Taylor
Unknown: John Savident
Unknown: Fred Elliott

: I Was a Rat

Tom Conti and Brenda Fricker star in the first in a three-part fairy-tale drama revolving around journalism and royalty in the early 20th century. One night a young pageboy arrives on a couple's doorstep, claiming to have once been a rat.
Dramatised by Richard Carpenter from the novel by Philip Pullman
(S) (W)
Fairy tale with a modern message: page 32


Dramatised by: Richard Carpenter
From the novel by: Philip Pullman
Producer: Paul Brown.
Producer: Andrew Rowley
Director: Laurie Lynd
Bob Jones: Tom Conti
Joan Jones: Brenda Fricker
Roger: Calum Worthy
Professor Prosser: Edward Fox
Aurelia: Katie Blake
Prince Richard: James Millard
Mudduck: Ned Beatty
Wheedle: Stephen Ouimette
Julian: Karl Pruner
Charlie: Richard Graham
Dr Bullman: Gerard Murphy
Mrs Cribbins: Janet Henfrey
Sergeant Piggies: Denis Lill
PC Bunley: Simon Sherlock

: Antiques Roadshow

Michael Aspel and the experts visit Royal Holloway College in Surrey. Discoveries include a collection of miniature paintings of West Indian planters worth up to L25,000, a selection of costume designs rescued from a dustbin and valued at 15,000, a very short walking stick which belonged to Italian tenor Enrico Caruso , and a pair of Delft plates.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis (S) (W) Repeated with sign language Wednesday 2.05am www.bbc.co.uk/antiques BBC HOMES AND ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: L2.80. January issue on sale now


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Tenor: Enrico Caruso
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Rolf on Art

Last in the four-part series in which Rolf Harris examines the life and works of four of his favourite impressionists. Gauguin. In a study of the French post-impressionist,
Harris creates his own version of Gauguin's The Dream. Series producer Tina Fletcher ; Executive producer Sarah Hargreaves
(S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/impressionism


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Producer: Tina Fletcher
Producer: Sarah Hargreaves

: BBC Sports Personality of the Year

The annual review show looks at the most memorable sporting moments of 2001 while honouring seven key personalities. Steve Rider , Sue Barker and Gary Lineker host the ceremony, which features two new awards and an opportunity for viewers to vote for the overall sports personality of the year in a simultaneous phone poll.
Participants include Alex Ferguson , Sven Goran Eriksson , David Beckham , Michael Owen , Goran Ivanisevic ,
Tim Henman , Lennox Lewis , Shane Warne , Jonathan Edwards , Ronnie O'Sullivan , Ellen MacArthur and Matthew Pinsent. Executive producer Paul Davies ; Executive editor Philip Bernie (S) (W) WEBSITE: bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality
Who gets your vote?: page 12; Andrew Duncan meets Ronnie O'Sullivan : page 28; Ellen MacArthur 's kind of day: page


Unknown: Steve Rider
Unknown: Sue Barker
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Unknown: Sven Goran Eriksson
Unknown: David Beckham
Unknown: Michael Owen
Unknown: Goran Ivanisevic
Unknown: Tim Henman
Unknown: Lennox Lewis
Unknown: Shane Warne
Unknown: Jonathan Edwards
Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Unknown: Ellen MacArthur
Unknown: Matthew Pinsent.
Producer: Paul Davies
Editor: Philip Bernie
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Unknown: Ellen MacArthur

: BBC News

With George Alagiah.
Weather with Philip Avery. (S) (W)


Unknown: George Alagiah.
Unknown: Philip Avery.

: Panorama

Lethal Force. An investigation into three recent incidents in which police mistakenly shot innocent men.
Tom Mangold asks why so many guns are in use in the force, why the policy of shoot to stop frequently means shoot to kill and why Britain is backward in the use of non-lethal force. Producer Jonathan Jones : Editor Mike Robinson
Postponed from 25 November (S) (W) Repeated with sign language Wednesday 12.55am www.bbc.co.uk/panorama See also Panorama - the Terror Network on Wednesday at 9pm
NOTE: as Panorama is likely to react to news. its subject matter may change


Unknown: Tom Mangold
Producer: Jonathan Jones
Editor: Mike Robinson

: Critical Choices

Drama starring Betty Buckley, Pamela Reed and Diana Scarwid. An abortion clinic in Wisconsin becomes a battleground for right-wing pro-lifers and liberal pro-choice supporters. As the tension between the two factions mounts, one side takes its protests too far.
Review page 52.
Director Claudia Weill (1996, 15) (S)


Unknown: Betty Buckley
Unknown: Pamela Reed
Unknown: Diana Scarwid.
Director: Claudia Weill

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore , academic
David Hughes and astrophysicist Mark Kidger compare their contrasting views regarding the biblical star of Bethlehem. Producer Ian Russell Repeated next Saturday on BBC2 (S)
Followed by Weatherview (W)


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: Mark Kidger
Producer: Ian Russell

: BBC News 24

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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