Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 4.35pm. (Stereo)
City of Fire. A 350-floor building becomes an inferno. Rpt
Bing Crosby , Bob Hope
Playboy Josh escapes from his father and fiancee and travels with his pal Ace to Singapore, where he encounters the beautiful Mima. With Charles Coburn , Judith Barrett and Anthony Quinn.
Director Victor Schertzinger (1940) B/W .. * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Musical fantasy starring
Karl Boehm , Claire Bloom
In 19th-century Bavaria, the Grimm brothers are asked to write the biography of a duke but instead spend most of their time dreaming up fairy stories. With Walter Slezak , Barbara Eden , Russ Tamblyn and OscarHomolka.
Directors Henry Levin and George Pal ( 1 962) ....
Presenter (Children's BBC):
Pathe news from 40 years ago this week.
Last of the series for railway enthusiasts.
From Yorkshire. Revised rpt of Sunday 18at
6.2OpmonBBCl Stereo Subtitled .......
The series about people over 50, with Marti Caine. Today, a 58-year-old nurse makes a pop record.
Followed by Bashkaus: Hard Labour in Siberia
A team of American rafters and kayakers become the first foreigners to challenge the terrifying Class V gorge of the Bashkaus River in Siberia.............
Martyn Lewis presents the first semi-final of the news quiz. Stereo .......................
Festive cookery challenge. Presented byFernBritton. Stereo .......................... PROGRAMME RECIPES: available on Ceefax page 613.
Discussion with Esther Rantzen. Stereo..
Word game with Paul Coia.
Starring Patrick Stewart
Redemption. Conclusion of a two-part story. As civil war divides the Klingon people, Jean-Luc Picard has doubts about his initial decision notto intervene. While Worf struggles against unknown Klingon assailants, Jean-Luc meets the mysterious Sela.
The sixth of seven torturous experiences of everyday life.
Performance Hell. "All the world's a stage", and at various times we are all "players". We have to stand up, take a deep breath and perform; whether it's first night at the Palladium orthanking the bridesmaids at your brother's wedding, your stomach churns, your throat dries and yourjoke needs a punchline. In this programme, actress Charlotte Coleman tells Mark Lamarr about being prompted by Dame Judi Dench , Blurrememberplayingtoan audience of each other and their mums, and Jeff Green describes the pitfalls ofbeinga stand-up comedian. DirectorSimonToyne; Producer Spencer Campbell
Magenta DeVine and new co-presenter Simon O'Brien check out the Christmas shopping scene in London and New York. They discover what a variety of pop stars and celebrities are hopingto find undertheirtrees on Christmas
Day, and talkto Joan Rivers about how to take the stress out of Christmas shopping. See today's choices. Producer Helen Bullough ; Series producer
Clare Pizey Stereo
Clare Grogan , star of the hit film
Gregory's Girl, takes an affectionate look at the portrayal of football on the bigand small screen.
Some of the game'sfinest fictional moments are re-lived, including performances from the likes of Michael Palin , ArthurAskey, Ian McShane , Brian Gloverand
Hilda Ogden. Originally shown as part of BBC2's Goal TV evening.
Producer Paul Armstrong
Top chef Gary Rhodes has fun out and about in London with some food ideas for the festive season. Gary avoids the obvious seasonal ingredients and instead takes a look at roast pork, spicy prawns and a very different Christmas pudding.
See today's choices.
(Repeated tomorrow at 5.00pm)
Bristol University now take on the Open University in a bid to get through to the quarter-finals of the ultimate student quiz. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. Director Jenny Dodds ; Producer Kieran Roberts
American comedy series.
See Quentin Run. The good news is that Grace gets a promotion at work but the bad news, for Quentin at least, is that his mother refuses to allow him to spend the summer with his father.
The last of six travel documentaries featuring leadingwriters and performers. Mexico Irish poet and playwright
Damian Gorman re-traces the route taken by the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes from the Yucatan to Mexico City. He is a wary visitor, but Mexico gradually wins him over. See today's choices.
Producer HughThomson: Series producer
Followed by Video Nation Shorts
With Kirsty Wark.
Comedy drama starring
Mickey Rourke , Ellen Barkin
Kevin Bacon Baltimore, Christmas 1959:forfive young men, the local diner is their world - a place to laugh, cry, reminisce and make plans. This is theirgolden week, as they celebrate Christmas and face up to adulthood, which means saying goodbye to the diner. Director Barry Levinson (1982)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Benefits Agency Today: with signing and subtitles.