A promotion from the past could mean more money for Bilko - or something far worse.
(Black and white) (Repeat)
Actor Michael J Fox looks at the life of one of Hollywood's most popular stars. James Cagney stars in the film Angels with Dirty Faces after this programme.
(Black and white and Colour) (Repeat)
Classic gangster movie, starring James Cagney
Pat O'Brien , Humphrey Bogart
Two boys growi ng u together in the slums of New York find themselves on opposite sides of the fence.
Director Michael Curtiz (1938, PG)
Black and white * See Films: pages 50-72 *****
The second part of the documentary on Dwight D Eisenhower. Today, his accomplishments as president, which included the ending of the Korean war and urging moderation in the explosive racial issues in the Southern states
The History in Our Bones
4: Innovations and Novelty. Professor
Simon Conway Morris uses fossil evidence to demonstrate some of the laws governing evolution. Stereo
The unexpected outcome of the FA Cup final between Liverpool and Wimbledon. Including recollections ofthe game from Radio Times sports columnist and former Liverpool defender
Alan Hansen. Repeat Stereo
Atlanta 1996. The last of a three-part Olympics documentary highlights this year'sgames. Amongthe outstanding achievements were Steve Redgrave 's fourth consecutive gold, athlete
Michael Jackson 's double in the 200m and 400m, Donovan Bailey 's world record in the 100m and Michelle Smith 's three golds in the Swimmingpool. Stereo
Avisitto Edge Hill, a beautiful garden in Gwent, South Wales. Repeat .........
HongKongto Ulan Bator. Clive Anderson sets out on a 2,500-milejourney, ending on the Trans-Siberian Express in Mongolia. Repeat Stereo Subtitled.........................
I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
A dramatic incident in the night is little compared to events the following day. Continues on Thursday at 3.40pm. Forcast see yesterday
Continuing the season of musicals produced by Arthur Freed, starring Gene Kelly
Jerry, an American painter living in Paris, is loved by the rich and beautiful Milo. Perversely he falls in love with a poor orphan, who is engaged to somebody else. The film score is by George and Ira Gershwin, and at
7.15pm tonight the centenary of Ira Gershwin's birth is celebrated in Who
Could Ask for Anything More?
Director Vincente Minnelli (1951. U)
The next film in the Arthur Freed season is It's Always Fair Weather, Friday 3 January at 10.20am
* See Films: pages 50-72 ****
The peregrine is the fastest and most lethal bird in the world. This year's animal special from John King (who narrates the drama) and his son Simon (who filmed the spectacular footage) follows
Shadow, a female peregrine, as she courts, raises a family, and pursues her prey. See today's choices.
DirectorSimon King: Producer John King
A Celebration of Ira Gershwin
The centenary of lyricist Ira Gershwin's birth is celebrated in this concert from
London's Royal Albert Hall.
Hosted by Charles Dance and David Soul , the performers include Larry Adler , Paul Nicholas , Liz Robertson , Murder
One star Daniel Benzali ,
Ruthie Henshall and Lorna Luft.
Director Paul Kafno ; Producer Ian Martin
The all-male Australian dance troupe swap top hats and tails for hard hats and jeans in their electrifying performances. Nicknamed
"testosterone tap", this sextet of young men dance around a set of scaffolding, steel girders, beams, ladders and ropes in an amazing series of solos, duets and ensemble routines, choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Dein Perry. Director Nigel Triffitt
The Magic and Mystery
Siegfried and Roy have been called the "Liberaces of magic". Theirextravagant Las Vegas shows-matched by their equally flamboyant lifestyles - have made them stars in America. Tonight's programme gives British viewers the opportunity to explore their world of magic and exotic illusions.
Executive producers Kenneth Feld and Bernie Yuman
Awittydrama, written by Andrew Wallace and based on his experience as a telephone operator. Alan Cumming stars in and directs this new short film forthe Screen Two strand.
Andy (Alan Cumming ) works at the Hastings Telephone Exchange. All day, every day he copes with emergencies, from squashed seagulls to suicide attempts. Buton this particular day he takes a series of callsfrom someone who is threatening to murder him.
With the voices of Jason I ssacs (as the Killer), Burt Caesar ,
Trevor Cooper , Ian Dunne , Beverley Hills and Anthony Jackson.
Producer Dixie Under Stereo Subtitled ..
In December 1968, the Rolling Stones invited their friends and guests to perform in a one-off show inside a circus tent. On the bill over the two days of filming were Jethro Tull, the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and the Dirty Mac (one of the first "supergroups", featuring John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richard, Mitch Mitchell and Yoko Ono). Topping the bill for the last half hour are the Rolling Stones, performing a selection of hits including Jumping Jack Flash and Sympathy for the Devil.
Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg
This fourth annual New Year's Eve extravaganza features Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, with 17 horns and the Electra Strings accompanying three of Britain's most acclaimed popular music singers: Elton John , Paul Weller and Mick Hucknall.
The Lighthouse Family perform their two big hits - Lifted and Ocean Drive-accompanied by a 12-piece choir. The entertainment continues with the Manic
Street Preachers playing the rock anthem A Design for Life, with the help of their string section.
The New Yearwill be piped in by the First Battalion of Irish Guards and the studio's celebrity audience will be offering up their resolutions and predictions forthe coming 12 months. Director Janet FraserCrook ; Producer
MarkCooper Stereo .........................
Recorded in front of a studio audience, Elvis Presley performs 27 of his greatest hits including Heartbreak
Hotel, Jailhouse Rock and All Shook Up. The concert marked Presley's first appearance on television for more than a decade and is regarded as one of the best performances of his career.