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: Breakfast

With Simon McCoy.


Unknown: Simon McCoy.

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.30pm

: The Heaven & Earth Show

Blues legend BB King relates how the music he learnt in church helped him escape poverty, while Simon Calder looks for places in Britain people find inspirational. With Mary Rhodes and Max Flint. Series producer Abigail Saxon ; Executive Producer Chris Loughlin CONTACT: call [number removed]060 (costs vary. Consult your operator); text HEV to (standard rate); email heaven@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Calder
Unknown: Mary Rhodes
Unknown: Max Flint.
Producer: Abigail Saxon
Producer: Chris Loughlin

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
For cast see page 37

: The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message

Shown yesterday BBC2 755pm <S)

: News; Weather

: First Knight

Enjoyable adventure with Sean Connery. King Arthur's Camelot is plagued by villainous Prince
Malagant. But help is at hand from dashing Lancelot Review page 49.
Director Jerry Zucker (1995. PG)
Sean Connery stars in The Hunt for Red October on Thursday at 10.35pm


Unknown: Sean Connery.
Director: Jerry Zucker
Unknown: Sean Connery
King Arthur: Sean Connery
Lancelot: Richard Gere
Lady Guinevere: Julia Ormond
Malagant: Ben Cross
Sir Agravaine: Liam Cunningham

: SPYkids 2: the Island of Lost Dreams

Robert Rodriguez's sophisticated adventure sequel, with Antonio Banderas. Young spies Carmen and Juni realise they might need help when they pursue a mad scientist. Review page 49.
(2002, U) See Premieres: page 46


Director: Robert Rodriguez
Gregorio Cortez: Antonio Banderas
Ingrid Cortez: Carla Gugino
Carmen Cortez: Alexa Vega
Juni Cortez: Daryl Sahara
Romero: Steve Buscemi
Donnagon: Mike Judge

: Songs of Praise

At his old school, Marlborough College, singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh is joined by the chapel choir in a special recording of The 23rd Psalm as he also performs tracks including "The Risen Lord" and "Spaceman Came Travelling".
With Sally Magnusson.
RT Direct: save £1 on the book "Songs of Praise: the Nation's Favourite Carols", £11.99 incl p&p. Call [number removed] quoting RT (landline calls cost max 8p per minute)


Singer: Chris de Burgh
Presenter: Sally Magnusson

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: A Question of Sport

Ally McCoist, Matt Dawson and Sue Barker are joined by sprinter Justin Gatlin , cricketer Matthew Hoggard , golfer Laura Davies and boxer Joe Calzaghe in the first of two editions showing this week.
There's another edition on Friday at 7pm.


Unknown: Matt Dawson
Unknown: Sue Barker
Unknown: Justin Gatlin
Unknown: Matthew Hoggard
Unknown: Laura Davies
Unknown: Joe Calzaghe

: Celebrity Mastermind

4/5. Diarmuid Gavin, Wendi Peters, Lembit Opik and Paul Ross are quizzed by John Humphrys on U2, Kander and Ebb musicals, Japanese motorcycles and Ezra Pound's life and work.
(Concludes tomorrow 7pm)


Presenter: John Humphrys
Contender: Diarmuid Gavin
Contender: Wendi Peters
Contender: Lembit Opik
Contender: Paul Ross
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Executive Producer: Caroline Roberts

: Antiques Roadshow

Michael Aspel and the experts embark on the show's t longest ever haul with a visit to Sydney. Among the array of antipodean artefacts are pieces of furniture made by convicts transported to Australia and a part of the keel of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour. Plus one of the biggest valuations in the series' history.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Series editor Simon Shaw
BBC Homes & Antiques magazine: February edition out 29 Dec, E3.30 The Inside Story: page 66


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Producer: Michele Burgess
Editor: Simon Shaw

: The Queen, by Rolf

In honour of her 80th birthday, the Queen allows Rolf Harris to paint her portrait at Buckingham
Palace. With just two sittings, ten days apart, Rolf will need to work fast. How will his attempt to capture her personality on canvas fare alongside the 120-plus official portraits already in existence?
Producer Paul King ; Executive producer Tina Fletcher Rolf goes royal: page 22; Rolf on Art book offer: page 23


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Producer: Paul King
Producer: Tina Fletcher

: Chicago

Oscar-winning musical comedy drama starring
Catherine Zeta-Jones , Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere. In 1920s Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart shoots her lover and winds up in jail, thinking her dreams of stardom are over. When hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn enters the fray, Roxie begins to realise that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Review page 45.
Director Rob Marshall (2002,12) DVD offer: page 45


Unknown: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Unknown: Renee Zellweger
Unknown: Richard Gere.
Unknown: Roxie Hart
Unknown: Billy Flynn
Director: Rob Marshall
Velma Kelly: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Roxie Hart: Renée Zellweger
Billy Flynn: Richard Gere
Mama Morton: Queen Latifah
Mary Sunshine: Christine Baranskl
Amos Hart: John C Reilly
The Band Leader: Taye Diggs
Fred Casely: Dominic West
Go-to-Hell Kitty: Lucy Liu
Martin Harrison: Colm Feore
Mona: Mya
The Judge: Chita Rivera

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons.
Weather with Helen Willetts.


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: Ronin

Action-packed thriller starring Robert De Niro. An ex-CIA agent joins a group hired to steal a suitcase. But he then starts to suspect that the operation is not everything it appears to be. Review page 50.
Director John Frankenheimer (1998,15)


Unknown: Robert de Niro.
Director: John Frankenheimer
Sam: Robert de Niro
Vincent: Jean Reno
Deirdre: Natascha McElhone
Greqor: Stellan Skarsqard
Spence: Sean Bean
Larry: Skipp Sudduth
Jean-Pierre: Michael Lonsdale
Seamus: Jonathan Pryce

: The Sky at Night

Journey to the Edge.
Patrick Moore talks to Mike A'Hearn, the Nasa scientist behind the spectacular Deep Impact mission.
Series producer Jane Fletcher Extended repeat tomorrow at 7pm on BBC4 Repeated next Saturday on BBC2 BBC Sky at Night magazine: new edition out 27 December, price M.25


Talks: Patrick Moore
Producer: Jane Fletcher

: Cinderella Liberty

Drama starring
James Caan. When seaman John Baggs is given a pass that means he must be back on his ship by midnight, he gets more than he bargained for. Review page 50. Director Mark Rydell (1973,15) Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: James Caan.
Unknown: John Baggs
Director: Mark Rydell

: 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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