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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signing.

: Children's BBC: Pingu


: Children's BBC: Noddy


: Children's BBC

7.50 The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Zany fun.
(Repeat) (Stereo)

8.15 Peter Pan and the Pirates
(Repeat) (Subtitled)

: Portrait of Jennie

First of today's films in the Affairs to Remember season of great screen romances.
Starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten

When struggling young artist Eben Adams meets Jennie Appleton, he finds his inspiration. But her aura of mystery draws Eben into exploring her background. (1948, U)
(Black and white and Colour)
The Enchanted Cottage follows
See Films: pages 50-72 ****


Director: William Dieterle
Eben Adams: Joseph Cotten
Jennie Appleton: Jennifer Jones
Miss Spinney: Ethel Barrymore
Mrs Jekes: Florence Bates
Mother Mary of Mercy: Lillian Gish

: The Enchanted Cottage

Second of today's great screen romances.
Starring Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young.

Oliver, a disfigured First World War veteran, is saved from suicide when he falls in love with Laura. They hide from the rest of the world in a New England cottage.
(1945) (Black and white) (Stereo [sic])
See Films: pages 50-72 ****


Director: John Cromwell
Laura: Dorothy McGuire
Oliver: Robert Young
Hillgrove: Herbert Marshall
Abigail Minnett: Mildred Natwick
Violet Price: Spring Byington

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Cousin

Bilko's cousin Swifty causes problems.
(Black and white) (Repeat)

: Man in a Suitcase: Castle in the Clouds

McGill is hired to retrieve a missing brooch.
(First shown on ITV)

: Police Squad: Revenge and Remorse

Drebin gets caught up in a love triangle.

: The Car's the Star

Quentin Willson looks at the Golf GTi.
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Presenter: Quentin Willson

: Clash of the Titans

The controversial 1974 British Lions rugby tour of South Africa.
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Great Railway Journeys: Karachi to the Khyber Pass

BBC journalist Mark Tully travels the 1,000-mile rail journey across the Indian subcontinent.
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Mark Tully

: Love on a Branch Line: I Can't Give You Anything but Love

Jasper Pye nearly misses the vital cricket match because of an unscheduled drinking bout.
(For cast see Monday 30 December)
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Flaming Star

Western starring Elvis Presley

Pacer, offspring of a white father and Indian mother, is hopelessly trapped by his divided loyalties.
Showing in widescreen format.
(1960, PG)
See Films: pages 50-72


Director: Don Siegel
Pacer Burton: Elvis Presley
Clint Burton: Steve Forrest
Roslyn Pierce: Barbara Eden
Neddy Burton: Dolores Del Rio
Tom Howard: L.Q. Jones

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Defiant

Continuing the science-fiction series set on a space station.

When Commander Riker, on leave from the Enterprise, visits the space station, he is welcomed. But then he sets a Marquis plot in motion.


Cdr Benjamin Sisko: Avery Brooks
Odo: Rene Auberjonois
Major Kira Nerys: Nana Visitor
Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Chief O'Brien: Colm Meany
Dr Julian Bashir: Siddigel Fadil
Lt Jadzia Dax: Terry Farrell
Quark: Armin Shimerman
Jake Sisko: Cirroc Lofton
Gul Dukat: Mark Alaimo
Korinas: Tricia Oneil
Kalita: Shannon Cochran
Cardassian soldier: Robert Kerbeck

: The Cunning Little Vixen

An opera in three acts by Leos Janacek , performed at the Chatelet Theatre Musical de Paris and produced by Nicholas Hytner, the director of Miss Saigon and The Madness of King George.
The opera was based on a series of illustrated newspaper articles by a Czech journalist, and Hytner takes his cue from the opera's beginnings, presenting the episodic story in brightly coloured sets and using costumes of rustic simplicity designed by Bob Crowley. It is performed by the Orchestre de Paris, conducted by Charles Mackerras. Sung in Czech with English subtitles.
Director Brian Large ; Producer Colin Wilson


Unknown: Leos Janacek
Produced By: Nicholas Hytner
Designed By: Bob Crowley.
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras.
Director: Brian Large
Producer: Colin Wilson
Vixen: Eva Jenis(soprano)
Fox: Hanna Minutillo(soprano)
Forester: Thomas Allen(baritone)
Forester's Wife/Owl: Libuse Marova(contralto)
Schoolmaster/Mosquito: Josef Hajna(tenor)
Parson/Badger: Richard Novak(bass)
Harasta, the Pedlar: Ivan Kusnjer(bass)
Innkeeper: Jean-Philippe Maruere(tenor)
Innkeeper's Wife: Sarah Connolly(soprano)
Hen: Florence Bonnafous(soprano)
Woodpecker: Francoise Marti Naud (soprano)
Animals of the forest: Chatelet Chorus

: Affairs to Remember

Ordinary people reflect on romance and the movies.

: Top Gear

Aston Martin's story is one of engineering triumph in the face of financial adversity. In a special profile of the company, Jeremy Clarkson has the chance to drive some of its finest cars, including the post-war Atom, a DB4GT, the DB5 used in the film Goldeneye, a DB6 Volante and the latest V12 DB7.
He tells the story of the company's decade-long struggle to win Le Mans, and talks to Stirling Moss about what the old racing Astons were like to drive.


Presenter: Jeremy Clarkson
Interviewee: Stirling Moss
Producer: Ben Southwell
Series Producer: Jon Bentley

: Sykes: Golf

Classic comedy from 1973 starring Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques
Hattie finds Eric's mania for golf impossible to live with, so she decides to have a go at the sport herself. To Eric's surprise, it is Hattie who proves to be the champion, giving coaching lessons to some greats of the golf world. Featuring TonyJacklin, Richard Caldicot, Sam Kydd, Felix Bowness, Robert Bridges and Leslie Noyes. Written by Eric Sykes
Producer Roger Race (Repeat)


Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Sam Kydd
Unknown: Felix Bowness
Unknown: Robert Bridges
Unknown: Leslie Noyes
Written By: Eric Sykes
Producer: Roger Race

: Gogs

Another chance to see the first episode of the animated saga about the Stone-Age Gogs.
(The final four parts can be seen tomorrow at 9.25pm)
(Repeat) (Stereo)

: Arena: There's No Such Thing as a Small Head of State

On 22 October 1995, for the first time, all the world's leaders gathered together in the United Nations in New York to have their photograph taken for the beginning of the UN's 50th anniversary celebration. Photographer Paul Skipworth's 15 minutes of supreme power is the subject of this film.

(See today's choices.)


Photographer: Paul Skipworth
Producer: Kate Meynell
Series Editor: Anthony Wall

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: This Life: Coming Together

Drama series about a group of aspiring lawyers who share a shabby house.

Long-term partners Egg and Milly move in with smooth-talking barrister Miles. Meanwhile, Anna's heart may be set on the law but her future depends on a one-night stand.
(For cast and part two see tomorrow at 11.15pm)
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Writer: Amy Jenkins
Producer: Jane Fallon
Director: Sam Miller

: Looking for Tat

Another chance to see the harrowing journey through the world of London's young homeless undertaken by a young woman searching for her friend. Claire Grant , who slept rough in London three years ago, returns to the city to look for Tat, a streetwise teenager.


Unknown: Claire Grant
Executive Producer: Bob Long

: Voyager

Drama starring Sam Shepard, Julie Delpy

Walter Faber is a self-contained man of the world whose greatest fear is "uncontrolled coincidence". His survival in an aircrash leads him into just such a chain of circumstance.
(1991,15) (Stereo)
See Films: pages 50-72 ***

Followed by Weatherview


Director: Volker Schlondorff
Walter Faber: Sam Shepard
Sabeth: Julie Delpy
Hannah: Barbara Sukowa
Herbert Hencke: Dieter Kirchlechner
Ivy: Deborra-Lee Furness

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