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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Jules Botfield.


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Jules Botfield.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the newsmakers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including
9.00 News, plus weather later.
Editor Barney Jones


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Barney Jones

: Christmas Is Coming

In the first of four services marking Advent, the Rev David Day joins the choir and congregation of Wakefield
Cathedral in West Yorkshire and asks, why does Christmas make us look at life in a new way? Hymns include Christ the Apple Tree and Lo! He Comes. Director John Kirby ; Series producer
Norman Ivison


Director: John Kirby
Producer: Norman Ivison

: TV Mail

Nadia Sawalha and Ingrid Tarrant deliver messages of luck and love to two students.


Unknown: Nadia Sawalha

: Countryfile

Countryside issues, presented by John Craven. Plus weather for the week ahead. Email: countryfile@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: John Craven.

: On the Record

Topical interviews and political reports, with John Humphrys. Including 12.00 News.


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Keeping UpAppearances

Hyacinth meets the special guest of the ladies' luncheon club. Featuring Nigel Davenport. Written by Roy Clarke Classic comedies offer: page


Unknown: Nigel Davenport.
Written By: Roy Clarke

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Cast Thursday/Friday

: The Life of Mammals

Insect Hunters. Mammals that hunt insects once shared the planet with the dinosaurs. In the second part of his new series, David Attenborough meets bats, anteaters and pangolins. Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Points of View

Terry Wogan hosts a series of the forum for viewers to express opinions about BBC programmes. CONTACT: write to Points of View, BBC Television. Birmingham. B5 7QQ; phone/ fax [number removed]: email pov@bbc.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/pov


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: BBC News


: Songs of Praise

To mark World Aids Day, new regular presenter
Jonathan Edwards, the Olympic and world champion triple jumper, visits the Wola Nani project in Cape
Town, South Africa. Music comes from Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the people of Blackburn, who join the cathedral choir to sing carols for Advent, including 0 Come, 0 Come Emmanuel and Hills of the North Rejoice and Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending. [Web Address Removed]


Presenter: Jonathan Edwards

: My Family

The Lost Weekend. With the children away, Ben and Susan don't know what do.
Shown last Thursday

: Antiques Roadshow

Leeds Town Hall is the setting for an extraordinary range of artefacts, including two diamond rings and a permit for carrying a cigarette lighter. Presented by Michael Aspel. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis
Repeated with sign language on Wednesday at 12.45am BBCi: special interactive features are available to digital satellite viewers BBC HOMES AND ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: price £2.95


Presented By: Michael Aspel.
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Rolf on Art

After his adventures with clay, Rolf Harris returns to his beloved brushes and paints a jungle scene - with the aid of a pantograph - in the naive style of French Post-Impressionist painter Henri Rousseau in the last of his four-part series.
BBC BOOK: Rolf on Art by Rolf Harris, available now price £14.99
Danny Kelly on DIY genius: page 15


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Series Producer: Tina Fletcher
Executive Producer: Sarah Hargreaves

: Ground Force

Charlie Dimmock returns to an organic dairy farm in Lancaster where, two years earlier, her transformation of an untidy play area into a garden was met with a decidedly underwhelmed reaction. With Tommy Walsh and Alan Titchmarsh.
Producer John Thornicroft ; Executive producer Carol Haslam 84 Ground Force goes to Italy on Thursday at 8.30pm Bamboo offer: page 43


Unknown: Charlie Dimmock
Unknown: Tommy Walsh
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Producer: John Thornicroft
Producer: Carol Haslam

: Moses

Recognised as a hugely influential prophet in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Moses outlined a basis for morality which has lasted over 3,000 years. Using the latest scientific evidence and dramatic reconstruction, Jeremy Bowen chronicles the life of the great spiritual leader, finds explanations for some of the miraculous events that were recorded, and assesses his legacy.
Producer JeanClaude Bragard; Executive producer Alan Bookbinder Fact or fiction?: page 28


Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: Jeffrey Archer - the Truth

Damian Lewis and Greta Scacchi star in an irreverent take on the life and times of imprisoned Tory Jeffrey Archer. Continues after the news at 10.15pm.
Written and directed by Guy Jenkin ; Producer Chrissy Skinns
Videoplus code for 9.00-10.45pm (non-PDC)
Greta Scacchi stars in White Mischief at 11.30pm
Lord of the lies: page 25


Writer/Director: Guy Jenkin
Producer: Chrissy Skinns
Jeffrey Archer: Damian Lewis
Margaret Thatcher: Greta Scacchi
Duke of Edinburgh: Richard Wilson
Roland Moxley-Nemesis: Ben Miller
Princess Diana: Emily Mortimer
Mary Archer: Polly Walker
Willie Whitelaw: Richard Griffiths
Gary Lineker: Himself
Emma Goss: Danielle Tilley
Tony Blair: Steven Pacey
Jasper: Rupert Holliday Evans
Casino girl: Rachel Pickup
Denis Thatcher: Geoffrey Beevers
Chessington: Geoffrey Whitehead
Razors: Steve Money
Paul McCartney: Paul Ready
Casino manager: Anthony Warren
Secretary: Natasha Bell
Secretary: Caroline Carver
Secretary: Georgina Chapman
Nelson Mandela: Willie Jonah

: BBC News

The latest news. Weather Darren Bett.


Unknown: Darren Bett.

: Jeffrey Archer - the Truth

Concluding tonight's satirical drama.

: Panorama

Bullied to Death? Ross McWilliam investigates the deaths of four young soldiers at Deepcut Army barracks in Surrey. Producer Jane Macsorley ; Editor Mike Robinson Repeated with sign language on Wednesday at 2am www.bbc.co.uk/panorama NOTE: as Panorama is likely to react to news, its subject matter may change


Unknown: Ross McWilliam
Producer: Jane MacSorley
Editor: Mike Robinson

: White Mischief

Historical drama starring
Charles Dance , Greta Scacchi and Joss Ackland. Untouched by the realities of the Second World War, the British aristocrats in Kenya lead a decadent life. Widescreen. Review page 56. Director Michael Radford (1987, 18)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Charles Dance
Unknown: Greta Scacchi
Unknown: Joss Ackland.
Director: Michael Radford

: Second Best

Drama starring William Hurt as a lonely, middle-aged Welsh postmaster who wants to become a foster parent. Review page 56.
Director Chris Menges (1993, 12)


Unknown: William Hurt
Director: Chris Menges

: BBC News 24

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