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: Dusty Ermine

Aforgerjust released from prison finds his nephew is mixed up with an international counterfeit ring.
Director Bernard Vorhaus (1936)
Black and white * See Films: pages 43-79 **


Director: Bernard Vorhaus

: Teletubbies

A special Sunday edition of the pre-school series.

: Wham Bam Strawberry Jam!

Rik Mayall reads The King's Breakfast and Disobedience by AA Milne. With guest poet John Hegley. Repeat ...........


Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: John Hegley.

: The Artbox Bunch

Creative picture ideas, with Tony Hart. Repeat .....


Unknown: Tony Hart.

: Eek! The Cat

Cartoon. Repeat

: Fievel's American Tails

Animated double bill of western adventures.
8.50 Aunt Sophie comes to stay..
9.15 More mouse mayhem Code for8.50-9.40 (not PDC)

: The Queen's Nose

Harmony and Dino discoverthey are cousins.
Shown last Wednesday BBCl

: The Wayne Manifesto

Continuing the Australian drama. Wayne is taken on a camping trip in the bush

: Grange Hill

First of two episodes.
Dennis gets unwelcome news from Lucy. Today's episodes written byChris Ellis Next episode at 11.25am Repeat Subtitled .

: Sort It

David Bull and Wendy Douglas host the last in the series that tackles real-life youth issues


Unknown: David Bull
Unknown: Wendy Douglas

: Grange Hill

In the last of the rerun of the most recent series, Dennis gets a goodbye he will neverforget. A new series starts in January. Repeat Subtitled.

: The O Zone

A rundown of the contenders for the Christmas number one, plus a review of 1998. With Jayne Middlemiss , Jamie Theakston and Rajesh Mirchandani.
Shown last Tuesday


Unknown: Jayne Middlemiss
Unknown: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani.

: The Simpsons: Deep Space Homer

Homer is trained to become an astronaut.
With the voices of Buzz Aldrin and musician James Taylor.
Shown last Monday.

: Robot Wars

More contestants guide their home-made robots through mechanical challenges.
With Philippa Forrester and Craig Charles. Shown last Friday The Making of Robot Wars - New Year's Eve 8.30pm


Unknown: Craig Charles.

: Top Gear Rally Report

Mark James and Tiff Needell report on this year's Rally of Great Britain, which provided a dramatic end to the World
Rally championship


Unknown: Mark James

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Hazel Irvine .
1.35 Ski Sunday Coverage of the men's downhill from Val Gardena. Julian Tutt commentates, while Matt Chilton is with the women in Veysonnaz, Switzerland.
2.20 Basketball Thames Valley Tigers take on Sheffield Sharks at the NEC in Birmingham in live coverage from the semi-final of the National Cup. Plus news of the other semi-final. Commentary by Stuart Storey , Alton Byrd and Bob Ballard.
4.15 Show Jumping Highlights of the traditional end-of-year extravaganza from Olympia. Commentatary by Michael Tucker , Stephen Hadley and Clare Balding. Producer Sharon Lence ; Editor Michael Cole.


Introduced By: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Val Gardena.
Unknown: Julian Tutt
Unknown: Matt Chilton
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Alton Byrd
Commentary By: Bob Ballard.
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Michael Cole.

: Call of the Wild

A special seasonal edition of Watch Out in which Simon King reveals howto use mimicry to summon owls and foxes, weird noises to attract seals and spiders, and plain trickery to bring in lizards and glow-worms. Plus, as a festive touch, how to bring a robin onto your hand....


Unknown: Simon King

: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

' Fantasy, starring
Gene Wilder
For young Charlie Bucket a dream comes true when, courtesy of the golden ticket he finds in a candy bar, he not only wins a lifetime's supply of chocolate, but he is also invited to tourthe factory of eccentric sweettycoon Willy Wonka.
Director Mel Stuart (1971.U)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ***


Unknown: Charlie Bucket
Unknown: Willy Wonka.
Director: Mel Stuart
Willy Wonka: Gene Wilder
Grandpa Joe: Jack Albertson
Charlie Bucket: Peter Ostrum
Augustus Gloop: Michael Bollner
Mrs Gloop: Ursula Reit
Violet Beauregarde: Denise Nickerson
Mr Beauregarde: Leonard Stone
Veruca Salt: Julie Dawn Cole
Mr Salt: Roy Kinnear
Mike Teevee: Paris Themmen
Mrs Teevee: Dodo Denney
Mrs Bucket: Diana Sowle
Mr Bill: Aubrey Woods

: Star Trek: Voyager

Concluding two-part story.
Scorpion. Janeway is forced into an alliance with the Borg when facing an armada of bio-aliens.
Postponedfrom 13 December Forregular cast see Sunday 27 Subtitled... Deep Space Nine - Tuesday 22 at 6.35pm

: Earth Story

Continuingthe exploration of our understanding of the planet.
The Living Earth. Aubrey Manning traces the history of life on Earth and finds how chance events have changed the waythat it has evolved. The journey takes in thejungles of Indonesia, the Rocky Mountains in Canada, the gorges of Western Australia and the sweeping African plains. Producer Cynthia Page
Executive producer Richard Reisz
Digital widescreen Subtitled ...


Producer: Richard Reisz

: Ray Mears's World of Survival: The Barren Lands

The migration of a million caribou annually across the landscape of Labrador in Canada is one of the greatest wonders of the natural world.
In one of the least populated places on earth, survival expert Ray Mears joins the Innu at their winter hunting camps, and follows one of the amazing transformations of caribou skin into buckskin by using the brains of the animal to tan the hide.
(Digital widescreen)


Presenter: Ray Mears
Director: JP Davidson
Series Producer: Annette Martin

: Clarkson

Outspoken Sunday Times columnist A.A. Gill joins presenter Jeremy Clarkson for the last in his run of talk shows. Clarkson concludes his series analysing Britain's European neighbours by turning his attention to the Germans. (Digital widescreen)


Presenter: Jeremy Clarkson
Guest: A.A. Gill
Director: Brian Klein
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: The Car's the Star

Lacking carpets, doors and windows, the logic-defying Lotus Seven has endured against all the odds. Quentin Willson goes back to basics with the do-it-yourself carthatonlythe British could possibly have invented. Producer Scott Tankard
Series producer John Wilcox
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Quentin Willson
Producer: Scott Tankard

: Tx

Last of a three-part series looking at modern culture. Me/rose Space
In 1995, the Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art commissioned artist Mel Chin to find a new arena for modem work.
Seeing television as the most public space there is in late
20th-century life, Chin, together with a group of artists called the Gala Committee, began incorporating new pieces of art into the set of leading American soap opera Melrose Place.
Chin and the members of Gala describe the aims of the project and reveal how their art has appeared in the soap. Plus actors and members of the production team discussing the impact the work of the artists has had on the programme.
Producer James Kent ; Editor John Wyver


Artist: Mel Chin
Producer: James Kent
Editor: John Wyver

: Sugar Hill

Crime thriller starring
'Wesley Snipes
Two drug-dealing brothers in Harlem clash when one wants to quit and leave town, while the other wants to take on a rival dealer and secure theirturf.
Director Leon Ichaso (1993, 18)
+ See Films: pages 43-79 ***


Unknown: Wesley Snipes
Director: Leon Ichaso
Roemello Skuggs: Wesley Snipes
RaynathanSkuggs: Michael Wright
Melissa: Theresa Randle
AR Skuggs: Clarence Williams Iii
Gus Molino: Abe Vigoda
Harry Molino: Larry Joshua
Lolly: Ernie Hudson

: The Shakedown

' Crime drama starring
Terence Morgan
''Hazel Court
On his release from jail, gangster Augie Cortona tries to re-establish his position in the crime underworld by setting up a sleazy photographic business.
Director John Lemont (1959)
Black and white
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 **
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Terence Morgan
Unknown: Hazel Court
Unknown: Augie Cortona
Director: John Lemont
AugieCortona: Terence Morgan
Mildred: Hazel Court
Jessel: Donald Pleasence
Spettigue: Bill Owen
Inspector Jarvis: Robert Beatty
Gollar: Harry H Corbett

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