Presented by Bill Turnbull and Jules Botfield. (S)
Topical discussion, hosted by David Frost. Including 9.00 News, plus weather later.
Editor Barney Jones (S)
3/4. "Waiting with Joy" is the theme of this morning's Advent service, led by the Rev Stewart Reid from Christ Church in Southport, Merseyside. Music includes Here I Am to Worship, I Am a New Creation, and Joy to the World. With Dave Bilbrough. Producer Pamela Hossick ; Executive
Producer Hugh Faupel (S)
With Christmas approaching, the turkey industry comes under investigation. And there's an early present for the collie sheepdog charity featured in a previous edition. Presented by John Craven. Includes weather for the week ahead.
Series producer Sarah Eglin (S)
Jeremy Vineand team present their unique view of politics. (S) From 12.35, in-depth local stories, presented for viewers in London by Tim Donovan and in the South East by Peter Henley. Including 12.00 News.
Editor James Stephenson
Money to Burn. Edith is in a romantic mood as Ren6 plays the piano.
Written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd (R) (S)
Fantasy sequel starring
Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson and Jean Marsh. Drawn back to Oz, Dorothy finds it in ruins, and her old friends Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man turned to stone. Can our young heroine restore the magical land to its former glory? Review page 52. Director Walter Murch (1985. PG)
Cast Thursday/Friday (S)
Robert Lindsay appeals on behalf of Homeless
International, which supports housing development in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
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Aled Jones and Wendy Craig seek out the true light at the heart of the Christmas story. Joining Aled in performing carols old and new are Libera, the Adventist Vocal Ensemble and singer Heather Small. Carols include Silent Night,
When a Child Is Born, Sing the Story and Joy to the World.
(S) www.bbc.co.uk/religion HARDBACK BOOK: Songs of Praise: a Christmas Companion, price £9.99
BBC SONGS OF PRAISE MAGAZINE: L2.50
A visit to Mount Stewart in County Down, Northern Ireland, where finds include a painting rescued from a skip and now valued at tens of thousands of pounds, and a memento of Laurel and Hardy. Plus, ceramics expert Henry Sandon comes face to face with his mug - on a mug. With Michael Aspel. Inside Antiques follows at 7.30pm on BBC4. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis
Signed (S) www.bbc.co.uk/antiques BBC HOMES & ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: price £2.95
More than 80,000 people a year end up in hospital following yuletide mishaps, while even more suffer the effects of too much food and alcohol. Love, too, seems doomed, with divorce rates rising by 40 per cent in the new year.
Concentrating on the lighter side of festive disasters,
Matt Allwright offers a humorous package of Christmas calamities that have befallen members of the British public and finds that even celebrities are not immune.
Director Ewen Thomson ; Series producer Kate Broome (S) Candle with care: page 38
Live from BBC Television Centre, Steve Rider , Sue Barker and Gary Lineker host a celebration of half a century of the annual sports award. As well as reflecting on the most memorable moments in its glittering 50-year history, the programme reveals both this year's leading sports star and the Golden Sports Personality - the sporting legend voted the greatest of all the previous winners.
Sir Steve Redgrave , Sir Henry Cooper , Lennox Lewis ,
David Beckham , Paul Gascoigne and last year's winner
Paula Radcliffe are among the former holders joined by a host of other famous faces from the world of sport.
Executive producer Paul Davies ; Executive editor Philip Bernie (S) TO VOTE: viewers can vote for their favourites during the programme by phone (details on the night), through the red button on their TV handset (digital viewers only), or by email via the website: www.bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality BOOK: BBC Sports Personality of the Year - 50th Anniversary, price£16.99
With Jane Hill. Weather with Rob McElwee. (S)
Suspense thriller starring SigourneyWeaver and Holly Hunter. When a spate of horrific murders occur in the San Francisco area, detective MJ Monahan and her partner Ruben Goetz enlist the help of top criminal psychologist Dr Helen Hudson - a specialist in the study of serial killers, who was herself once the victim of a crazed and violent attack. As the murders continue, Hudson begins to suspect that someone is imitating the methods of infamous killers from the past. Review page 52.
Director Jon Amiel (1995, 18) (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview
Daryll Lee Cullum:
Thriller starring Harry Hamlin and Madchen Amick. When ambitious insurance investigator Samantha Clark goes in search of a money-laden plane that crash-landed in a wooded mountain range, she doesn't expect help from a mysterious recluse. But there's more to the enigmatic stranger than meets the eye and Samantha is soon fighting for her life. Review page 52.
Director Stuart Cooper 11998,15) (S)