7.30 Last in the puppet series.
The Why Bird Stop.
Transforming household junk.
Bill Wallis reads
Raymond Briggs 's FatherChristmas Goes on Holiday. Last in the series.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled .......................
Last in the cartoon
Series. Repeat Stereo
The series from 1988.
The lads are fed up with Mauler McCaul.
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
Action drama about the adventures of four friends in Western
Australia. Repeat .............................
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 .............
Marge auditions for a part in the local theatre's musical.
Shown yesterday at 5.45pm on BBC1.
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.
Grant STEPHEN BOYD. Cora Peterson RAQUEL WELCH , Dr Michaels DONALD PLEASENCE , General Carter EDMOND O'BRIEN
. Colonel Donald Reid ARTHUR O'CONNELL Director Richard Fleischer (1966, U)
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Dr Michaels Donald
Animated antics, stereo .................
Bilko reveals his gambling tips.
(Black and white) (Repeat)
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
Six choirs battle it out in the final of the Sainsbury's Choir ofthe Year competition. Howard Goodall and Wasfi Kani report from Buxton Opera House. Stereo..........
John Inverdale rounds off a momentous year in the history of the sport with highlights ofthe top-of-the-table clash between Leicester and Harlequins. There's s a preview of next week's
European RugbyCup semi-finals, which see Leicester meeting Toulouse and Brive taking on Cardiff, plus a light-hearted look at the season so far.
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:
Lt Tom Paris:
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
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.
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.
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Lady Julia Verinder:
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)
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Sergeant Steve Butler:
LeLy aged five years:
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)
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