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: Breakfast

Presented by Chris Eakin and Geeta Guru-Murthy . (W)


Presented By: Chris Eakin
Presented By: Geeta Guru-Murthy

: 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 third of four services in preparation for Christmas comes from St Mark's church, Haydock, Merseyside. As 11 September casts a shadow over Christmas, Roy McCloughry suggests that the Nativity story can offer hope during times of adversity. Hymns include
Angels from the Realms of Glory, Faithful One and Jesus
Be the Centre. (S) (W)


Unknown: Roy McCloughry

: Quincy

Tissue of Truth. A half-eaten apple is the only clue the pathologist has in his quest to locate a kidnapped teenager buried alive. (R) (S)

: 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.
Editor David Jordan (S) (W)


Unknown: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: EastEnders

Omnibus. (S) (W)

: Showtime at theStadium

A concert from Cardiff's
Millennium stadium in which contemporary pop stars perform musical theatre songs. Artists such as S Club 7, Atomic Kitten, Damage, Steps, Al, Blue, Charlotte
Church and Russell Watson sing numbers from Cats, The
Blues Brothers and West Side Story. Presented by Josie d'Arby and H from Steps. Director Phil Chilvers ; Producer
Paul Bullock (S) (W)


Unknown: Russell Watson
Presented By: Josie D'Arby
Director: Phil Chilvers
Producer: Paul Bullock

: Walking with Beasts: Next of Kin

A double bill from the series that re-creates a forgotten era. The fourth programme travels back three million years to Ethiopia where australopithecus lived in danger of being hunted by the sabre-toothed dinofelis. (R) (S) (W)
4.40 Sabre Tooth. The penultimate episode follows the progress of a smilodon, a cat-like predator with deadly fangs which roamed South America one million years ago. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)

: Lifeline

Gavin Campbell appeals on behalf of British Executive Service
Overseas, a development agency that sends volunteers to less-developed communities abroad. Rptd Wed 1.10pm on BBC2 (S) DONATIONS:[address removed], or telephone [number removed] WEBSITE: [address removed]


Unknown: Gavin Campbell

: BBC News

Weather (S) (W)

: Regional News


: I Was a Rat

Second of a three-part fairy-tale drama set in the early
20th century, starring Tom Conti and Brenda Fricker.
Alone again and lost in a strange world, Roger is taken in by a travelling showman who makes him the prime attraction in his travelling "freak show".
Dramatised by Richard Carpenter from the novel by Philip Pullman
Producers Paul Brown. Andrew Rowley ; Director Laurie Lynd (S) (W)


Unknown: Tom Conti
Unknown: Brenda Fricker.
Dramatised By: Richard Carpenter
Novel By: Philip Pullman
Producers: Paul Brown.
Producers: Andrew Rowley
Director: Laurie Lynd
Bob Jones: Tom Conti
JoanJones: Brenda Fricker
Roger: Calum Worthy
Aurelia: Katie Blake
Prince Richard: James Millard
Mudduck: Ned Beatty
Oliver Tapscrew: Don McKellar
Charlie: Richard Graham
Wheedle: Stephen Ouimette
MrsTapscrew: Sheila McCarthy
Julian: Karl Pruner
Secret servicemen: Harry Miller
Secret servicemen: Martin Trenaman
Billy: William Greenblatt
Buzzer: Michael Cera
Hocus: Michael D'Ascenzo
Pikey: Michael Seater
Policeman: Ned Vukovic
Daily Claptrap editor: John Harding
Barmaid: Sharon Matthews

: Antiques Roadshow

Michael Aspel and the experts spend a second week in Royal Holloway College, Surrey. Discoveries include a belt clasp linking Queen Victoria and Annie Oakley , a ring with an unusual coloured diamond, two bargain jugs and a very rare gold watch - and not forgetting a collection of dog collars, a box of wax doll's limbs and some Japanese rats. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis (S) (W) Repeated with sign language Wednesday 1.30am www.bbc.co.uk/antiques BBC HOMES AND ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: L2.80. January issue on sale now


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Annie Oakley
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Songs of Praise

Diane Louise Jordan presents a Christmas special from New York in which tribute is paid to the bravery and faith of some of those affected by the 11 September terrorist attacks. As well as interviews with some of the firefighters and Salvation Army workers of New York, there will be seasonal music performed on location around the city.
Producer Diane Reid (S) (W)
BBC MUSIC: album, Songs of Praise - Your Favourite Hymns and Music


Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan
Producer: Diane Reid

: Monarch of the Glen

Continuing the third series of the rural drama. When Duncan and Archie have to trade places to save Duncan being humiliated in front of his French penfriend, Archie is forced to deal with a surprise health-and-safety inspection.
Written by Mark Holloway ; Producer Jeremy Gwilt ; Director Marcus DF White
(S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/monarch


Written By: Mark Holloway
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Marcus Df White
Molly: Susan Hampshire
Archie: Alastair MacKenzie
Lexie: Dawn Steele
Golly: Alexander Morton
Duncan: Hamish Clark
Stella Moon: Alexandra Gilbreath
Kenneth Barr: Ken Drury
Marie-Helene: Olga Sosnovska

: Threads of Life

The human genome contains the secret of human life, recording our evolution and holding the key to our future. In this one-off documentary, Robert Winston shows how the genome demonstrates how to build and run a person, thereby offering us the potential to interfere with fate.
Director Tony Mitchell : Producer Ailsa Orr (S) (W)


Unknown: Robert Winston
Director: Tony Mitchell
Producer: Ailsa Orr

: BBC News

With Darren Jordon.
Weather with Peter Cockroft. (S) (W)


Unknown: Darren Jordon.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft.

: The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

Former US president Bill Clinton reflects on the international situation before a specially invited audience in London. This is the 26th annual lecture in memory of the BBC broadcaster, presented by his son Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Charles Miller ; Executive producer Vicki Barrass (S) (W) Clinton on the bill: page 12


Unknown: Bill Clinton
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Charles Miller
Producer: Vicki Barrass

: Legalese ***

Satirical courtroom drama starring James Gamer and Kathleen Turner. A celebrity attorney crosses swords with a talk-show host when his firm becomes involved in "the trial of the century". Review page 54.
Director Glenn Jordan (1998) (S) James Garner stars in One Special Night tomorrow at 11.15pm
Followed by Weathervlew (W)


Unknown: James Gamer
Unknown: Kathleen Turner.
Director: Glenn Jordan
Unknown: James Garner

: BBC News 24

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