Musical comedy, beginning a short season starring James Stewart. Jimmy Haskell is so taken with a band he discovers that he tries to arrange a slot for them on his uncle's radio show. Director George Marshall (1941, U)
(BW) (S) Harvey is on Christmas Day at 6.25am Films: pp 51-80 **
Jane Hill and David Robertson with a roundup from News 24, plus weather updates at 8.25.
Another chance to see this celebration of a century of sport, hosted by Steve Rider and Sue Barker. The Sports Personality of the Century and the Sports Personality of the Year are named, while a special Helen Rollason Award is given in honour of the late BBC presenter. Producer Paul Davies : Editor Philip Bernie Shown last Sunday on BBC1 (S)
Deaf musician Paul Whittaker uses games to communicate his passion for music with an audience. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Thursday 23, 12.50am on BBC1 WEBSITE: [web address removed]
Drama, the first in a double bill featuring Richard Attenborough. This starts a short season of his work and coincides with a Bafta Lifetime Achievement Award, coverage of which is tomorrow evening at 9.30pm.
Twelve members of a submarine crew are trapped beneath the ocean. But rescue equipment is capable of saving only eight.
Director Roy Baker (1950)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ***
Lt Cmdr Armstrong:
Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe talks about his prolific career. (S) (W)
Drama, the second in today's Richard Attenborough double bill. When rebellion erupts in an African state, the mixed-race sergeants' mess becomes a refugees' haven. Widescreen.
Director John Guillermin (1964)
(BW) (S) (W) Shadowlands is tomorrow at 10.45pm Films: pp 51-80 ****
Lieutenant Colonel Deal:
Biographical drama, beginning a season of films starring Gregory Peck. 1942: General Douglas MacArthur, forced to evacuate a US-held island in the Philippines, vows to return with an army and win it back. Widescreen.
Director Joseph Sargent
(1977. PG) (S) (W) Only the Valiant is on Monday 20, 3.20pm Films: pp 51-80 ***
Gen Douglas MacArthur:
With music from the Corrs, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Shown last Wednesday (S)
In the penultimate part of the period drama, Cynthia has a dangerous secret that places Molly in danger.
Shown last Sunday on BBCl (S) (W) For final part and cast see tomorrow at 9pm on BBC1
Eamonn McCabe of The Guardian casts his eye over memorable photographs in this year's newspapers.
Director Charles Kitchen ; Producer Christine Ruth (S)
Meet the Ancestors Living with the Ancestors. When a skeleton is found under the drive belonging to Jill and Brian Bushnell , Julian Richards embarks on a quest to try to determine whetherthe grave, which dates back to the fifth century, contains the remains of a Saxon or a native Briton. Producer Ian Potts ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul (R) (S)
van Den Brul
The London Eye - the wheel capable of carrying passengers at a time 450ft into the sky- offers unique views across the capital. But its complicated construction was riddled with crises, both private and public. This film follows the development of this remarkable feat of engineering over the last two years. See Choice.
Director Andy Humphreys ; Producer Desmond Wilcox (S) (W)
Followed by One Man and His Dog -the Previews First of nine films profiling competitors in the special show at 6pm on Monday 27 December. Maralyn McNaught , with Lad and Robbie, explores the Welsh hills where her passion for sheepdog trials started. (S) (W)
Disgusting Hippies. In the last instalment of the comedy about an underground sixties magazine, Ray unwisely hands over editorial responsibility to a group of schoolchildren. Written by Arthur Mathews ; Director Martin Dennis
Producer Geoffrey Perkins Shown last Friday (S) (W)
Mark Cousins sets the scene for the film Pulp Fiction, with contributions from its director Quentin Tarantino. (R) (S)
Quentin Tarantino 's multi-award-winning crime drama. Downtown Los Angeles: lovebirds Honey Bunny and Pumpkin plan to hold up a diner. Washed-up boxer Butch is paid to throw his last fight, but has other ideas. The
Wolf has to get Vincent and Jules out of a sticky situation after they are asked to recover stolen property, and Vincent has to escort his boss's wife for the night. All these stories interweave in a world where violence, perverse humour and fast talk are a way of life. Widescreen.
(1994. 18) (S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 ★★★★★
Surly Buddy Holly Waiter:
Bad Eggs. Buffy and her friends are given eggs to nurture as a project by their teacher, who subsequently disappears. Shown last Thursday (S)
Martial-arts drama. Young Leung Jan hates books but loves martial arts. His rich father loves him so much that large payments are awarded to people who lose gracefully to his son, and Leung comes to think he is the best fighter in town. Cantonese film dubbed into English. Ends 2.40am
Director Samo Hung (1983) Films: pp 51-80 ***
Wong Wah Bo:
Leung Yee Tai: