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: Joe 90

7.30 Last in the puppet series.

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.

: Bitsa

Transforming household junk.
Repeat Stereo......................................

: Jackanory Gold

Bill Wallis reads
Raymond Briggs 's FatherChristmas Goes on Holiday. Last in the series.


Unknown: Raymond Briggs

: Highlander

Cartoon adventures.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled .......................

: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

More animated
SpiderantiCS. Repeat

: Incredible Games

Futuristic games.
Repeat Stereo

: The Mask

Last in the cartoon
Series. Repeat Stereo

: Grange Hill

The series from 1988.
The lads are fed up with Mauler McCaul.


Unknown: Mauler McCaul.

: Blue Peter-the Best Bits

Tim Vincent, Stuart Miles, Katy Hill and Romana D'Annunzio look back over their year.
Shown on Friday 27 December at 5.05pm on BBC1
Blue Peter - Magic Moments is on New Year's Day at 10.15am on BBC1



Presenter: Tim Vincent
Presenter: Stuart Miles
Presenter: Katy Hill
Presenter: Romana D'Annunzio

: Bay City

Action drama about the adventures of four friends in Western
Australia. Repeat .............................

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

The History in Our Bones
2: The Fossils Come Alive. Professor
Simon Conway Morris reveals how inert records such as fossil bacteria, gut contents and footprints can bring ancient timestolife. Stereo Subtitled .............


Unknown: Simon Conway Morris

: The Simpsons: A Streetcar Named Marge

Marge auditions for a part in the local theatre's musical.
Shown yesterday at 5.45pm on BBC1.

: Fantastic Voyage

Science-fiction adventure, starring Stephen Boyd
Raquel Welch , Donald Pleasence
When a Czech scientist suffers a brain injury, vital information he is carrying is put at risk. General Carter shrinks a submarine and medical crew so that they can be injected into the scientist's bloodstream. Showing in widescreen format.
. Colonel Donald Reid ARTHUR O'CONNELL Director Richard Fleischer (1966, U)
* See Films: pages 50-72


Unknown: Stephen Boyd
Unknown: Raquel Welch
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Grant Stephen Boyd.
Unknown: Raquel Welch
Unknown: Dr Michaels Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Edmond O'Brien
Unknown: Arthur O'Connell
Director: Richard Fleischer

: Cartoons

Animated antics, stereo .................

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Talks in His Sleep

Bilko reveals his gambling tips.
(Black and white) (Repeat)

: The Essential Olympics

Three-part documentary, showing over three days, tracing 100 years of the Olympics. 1896-1964. Featuring the "Chariots of Fire" games of 1924, the Nazi event of 1936, the London games of 1948 and the emergence of Cassius Clay in 1960. Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Producer Graham Well ham; Editor Philip Bernie
Revised repeat Stereo


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Choir of the Year

Six choirs battle it out in the final of the Sainsbury's Choir of the Year competition. Howard Goodall and Wasfi Kani report from Buxton Opera House. (Stereo)


Presenter: Howard Goodall
Presenter: Wasfi Kani

: Rugby Special

John Inverdale rounds off a momentous year in the history of the sport with highlights of the top-of-the-table clash between Leicester and Harlequins. There's a preview of next week's European Rugby Cup semi-finals, which see Leicester meeting Toulouse and Brive taking on Cardiff, plus a light-hearted look at the season so far.


Presenter: John Inverdale

: Star Trek: Voyager: Jetrel

Neelix's greatest enemy, the Haakonian scientist Jetrel who devised the deadly cascade weapon, arrives on Voyager with distressing news. He asserts that Neelix is a victim of the long-term effects of the cascade. Neelix is convinced that Jetrel has a hidden reason for his sudden humanitarian concern.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is on Thursday 2 January at 6pm


Captain Kathryn Janeway: Kate Mulgrew
Chakotay: Robert Beltran
B'Elanna Torres: Roxann Biggs-Dawson
Kes: Jennifer Lien
Lt Tom Paris: Robert Duncan McNeill
The Doctor: Robert Picardo
Neelix: Ethan Phillips
Tuvok: Tim Russ
Harry Kim: Garrett Wang
Sulan/Durst: Brian Markinson
Ma'bor Jetrel: James Sloyan
Gaunt Gary: Larry Hankin
Talaxian prisoner: Rob Labelle
Guard: Barton Tinapp

: American Visions

Concluding the series investigating the history of American art and architecture. The Age of Anxiety. Art historian, author and critic Robert Hughes turns his attention to an America shattered by civil strife and the war in Vietnam. He examines the work that responded to this age of anxiety- the "tableaux" of Ed and Nancy Reddin Kienholz , and the images of blood-stained Ku Klux
Klansmen in the paintings of Philip Guston. He also meets many of the artists whose work reflected the uncertain society, including Eric Fischl , Bruce Nauman and Louise Bourgeois.
For Hughes the eighties was a dishonest time for much American art, a period of inflated prices and egos that sawthe work of people like junk-bond dealer-turned-artist Jeff Koons. Hughes concludes by arguing that the inventiveness and confidence of American art is flagging and that the vital culture of American modernism - like past cultures- is decaying as the millennium nears.
Director John Bush


Unknown: Robert Hughes
Unknown: Nancy Reddin Kienholz
Unknown: Philip Guston.
Unknown: Eric Fischl
Unknown: Bruce Nauman
Unknown: Louise Bourgeois.
Artist: Jeff Koons.
Director: John Bush

: Decisive Moments: Images from the News 1996

The Dunblane class picture, a floating wing fragment from TWA flight 800, Gerry Adams at the gates of Stormont, Gazza drunk in Hong Kong - these are among the sometimes harrowing images that defined the news in 1996. Talking to the photographers who took them, the picture editors who used them and the agencies that bought and sold them, Decisive Moments tells the stories behind the photographs and the controversies they generated. See today's choices.


Producer: Elaine Shepherd
Producer: Paul Tilzey

: The Moonstone: 1

The first of a two-part adaptation of Wilkie Collins's classic detective novel.
Starring Greg Wise, Antony Sher, Patricia Hodge, Keeley Hawes.
The beautiful Yorkshire heiress Rachel Verinder gets a priceless diamond for her 18th birthday. It is, however, no ordinary diamond but the moonstone stolen from a sacred shrine in India.
For cast and final part see tomorrow at 9pm.
See today's choices.
The stage is set...: page 22


Author: Wilkie Collins
Adapted by: Kevin Elyot
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Robert Bierman
Franklin Blake: Greg Wise
Sergeant Cuff: Antony Sher
Lady Julia Verinder: Patricia Hodge
Rachel Verinder: Keeley Hawes

: Heaven and Earth

Drama about the Vietnam war and its aftermath, starring
Tommy Lee Jones , Joan Chen
In 1963, the peaceful life of the rice-farming village of Ky La is disrupted by the arrival of the Viet Cong, warning of the threat from the South Vietnamese government and its
American allies. For 12-year-old Le Ly, sixth-born child of the Phung family, it is the beginning of a harrowing voyage of discovery that will take her many miles from her native land. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Oliver Stone (1993, 15)
* See Films: pages 50-72 ****


Unknown: Tommy Lee Jones
Unknown: Joan Chen
Director: Oliver Stone
Sergeant Steve Butler: Tommy Lee Jones
Mama: Joan Chen
Papa: Haingsngor
Le Ly: Hiepthi Le
Eugenia: Debbie Reynolds
LeLy aged five years: Bussaro Sanruck
Buddhist monk: Supak Pititam
Uncle Luc: Thuank Nguyen

: Film premiere Luck, Trust and Ketchup

Documentary following
Robert Altman and his crew during the making of Short Cuts, his acclaimed film based on the stories of Raymond Carver. With contributions from, among others, Anne Archer , Jennifer Jason Leigh ,
Jack Lemmon , Andie MacDowell , Matthew Modine , Tim Robbins ,
Madeleine Stowe , LilyTomlin and Carver's widow, the poet Tess Gallagher. Shortcuts is on New Year's Day at 10.05pm.
Directors Mike Kaplan , John Dorr (1994, 15)
+ See Films: pages 50-72 ***
Followed byWeatherview


Unknown: Robert Altman
Stories Of: Raymond Carver.
Unknown: Anne Archer
Unknown: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Andie MacDowell
Unknown: Matthew Modine
Unknown: Tim Robbins
Unknown: Madeleine Stowe
Unknown: Tess Gallagher.
Directors: Mike Kaplan
Directors: John Dorr

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