Shown yesterday at 5.05pm on BBC1. (Stereo) (Subtitled)
With Signing. Subtitled ..................
Give or Take a Million. A boy wins a competition to spend Christmas Day with International Rescue. Rpt
The season continues with a comedy in which the blundering but well-meaning Monsieur Hulot disrupts a quiet seaside resort. With
Nathalie Pascaud and Louis Perraud.
Playtime is on Wednesday 28 December at 8.05am
(1953) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Classic family drama, starring
Mickey Rooney , Elizabeth Taylor
A young girl wins a racehorse in a raffle and asks an ex-jockey to help her train it to run in the Grand National.
Director Clarence Brown (1944) Subtitled ....
In the last of the series, Elizabeth Luard looks at Lent and Easterfood...........
Presenter (Children's BBC):
The season of classic 50s musicals continues with this
Oscar-winning story starring
Gene Kelly , Leslie Caron
An American painter living in Paris falls in love with a poor orphan who is engaged to somebody else.
Singin'in the Rain is on Boxing Day at 1 0.00am
Screenplay Alan Jay Lemer ; Music George and Ira Gershwin Director Vincente Minnelli (1951) 1 )
Followed by A Desperate Fortune
The first circumnavigation of Australia.
Choirsters of Buckfast Abbey sing
The Joys of Mary.
The grand final of the daily archive quiz. With Martyn Lewis.
A special edition of the quiz featuring stars from top TV soap operas is on Christmas Day at 4.55pm
The cookery challenge. Stereo ..............
Topical discussion with Esther Rantzen.
This week in the logic quiz show, students from Wycombe High School take on three Members of Parliament representing each of the main parties. With Alison Holloway.
Producers Bob Louis and Kate Marlow
Executive producer Dave Ross Stereo
The classic puppet series created by Gerry Anderson.
A mysterious complex is built on the dark side of the moon.
The cult detective series about a private investigator and his ghostly partner. Jeff becomes involved in a sophisticated city fraud when he is threatened by a big-time crook.
(First shown on ITV)
Calvin P Bream:
In a festive special edition, the programme predicts the No 1 record this Christmas. Pop stars reveal what they think is best about the Christmas season, and there are unusual ideas for presents featuring items of pop trivia or memorabilia.
A concert of traditional and modem festive music featuring
Placido Domingo ,
Charles Aznavour and Norwegian singer
Sissel Krykjebo , set in the Old Imperial Riding School and introduced by Tim Rice. With the Vienna Children's Choir and Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vjekoslav Sutej. See today's choices.
TV presentation Stephen Morris
The fourth of a six-part series.
The Sloping Garden. This plot not only slopes steeply down to the house, but has been used as a builders' yard for fouryears. Gay Search invites designer Christopher Masson to solve its problems.
Series producer David Richardson
Twenty years ago, Muhammad Ali, overweight and out of condition, regained the world heavyweight boxing title.
Using extensive highlights of the fight, this film celebrates Ali's greatest triumph, with friends and critics revealing the extraordinary events surrounding the record $10-million fight in Zaire in the heart of Africa.
Narrated by Michael Parkinson.
See today's choices.
(Michael Parkinson's interview with Muhammed Ali is at 11.45pm tonight, followed by boxing drama in The Set-Up at 12.30am)
Producer Tony Moss; Director Danny Fenton
The Rumble in the Jungle; Parkinson Meets Ali
9.00pm, 11.45pm BBC2
On 30 October 1974 in Zaire, Muhammad Ali sensationally regained his world heavyweight champion title from George Foreman; boxing has probably never been as exciting since. The Rumble in the Jungle recalls the outrageous hype that nearly eclipsed Ali's performance, and features interviews with commentator Harry Carpenter, promoter Don King (this was his first fight) and Foreman, so crushed by the defeat that he stayed out of the ring for more than a decade.
A few weeks later, Ali was in Britain to appear on the Parkinson show. His encounter with Michael Parkinson was almost as exciting as the fight itself; Ali was sharp, witty and contentious, alternately goading and coaxing Parkinson, occasionally threatening him ("You call me a nigger?" he shouts at one point) before delivering an extraordinary rant about the position of women and the sexual ethics of Islam. "Muhammad Ali was the most remarkable person I ever interviewed," recalls Parkinson. "The next time I met him, he had become what he believed he would never be, a casualty of the fight game."
The last in a series of six dramas.
Pakis Go Home. Jay and Ravi have a tough time at school. Like their heroes Butch and Sundance, they have a habit of getting out of stick situations. But when the school bully's sistertakes a shine to Ravi, things get out of hand. With Bill Paterson ,
Ozdemir Mamodeally , Adam Dean , Scott Mitchell and Dean Saunders.
Written by Rohan Leslie ; Producer Greg Brenman ; DirectorTim Leandro
BOOKLET: send a cheque for£2.95. made payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]
The last topical comedy quiz in the series is an end of year extravaganza. Hosted by Angus Deayton with Paul Merton , lanHislopand guests former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie and comedian Alexei Sayle.
Producer Colin Swash ; Repeated tomorrow evening at8.25pm ♦ Christmas Remembered: see page 24
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitied
Comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner
present the cult soccer show, ably assisted by Statto. Tonight's edition features guest managers comedian Jimmy Tarbuck and cook Delia Smith.
Director Peter Orton ; Series producer Andy Jacobs
Michael Parkinson 's infamous interview with Muhammad Ali , shortly after Ali had regained the heavyweight championship in 1974. See today's choices.
Producer Roger Ordish ........................
Boxing drama starring
Robert Ryan , Audrey Totter
A cynical boxing manager agrees that his man should throw his next fight. But Stoker Thompson , although ageingand second-rate, reckons that he can win. With George Tobias , Alan Baxter and Wallace Ford. Director Robert Wise (1949) B/W ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70