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: Pot o' Gold

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 **


Unknown: James Stewart.
Unknown: Jimmy Haskell
Director: George Marshall

: Weekend 24

Jane Hill and David Robertson with a roundup from News 24, plus weather updates at 8.25.


Unknown: Jane Hill
Unknown: David Robertson

: Sports Personality of the Century

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)


Unknown: Steve Rider
Unknown: Sue Barker.
Producer: Paul Davies
Editor: Philip Bernie

: See Hear on Saturday

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]


Musician: Paul Whittaker

: Morning Departure

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 ***


Unknown: Richard Attenborough.
Director: Roy Baker
Lt Cmdr Armstrong: John Mills
Helen: Helen Cherry
Stoker Snipe: Richard Attenborough
Rose Snipe: Lana Morris

: Behind the Camera

Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe talks about his prolific career. (S) (W)


Talks: Douglas Slocombe

: Guns at Batasi

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 ****


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Director: John Guillermin
RSM Lauderdale: Richard Attenborough
Karen Ericksson: Mia Farrow
Lieutenant Colonel Deal: Jack Hawkins
Miss Barker-Wise: Flora Robson

: MacArthur

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 ***


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Douglas MacArthur
Director: Joseph Sargent
Gen Douglas MacArthur: Gregory Peck
Gen Sutherland: Ivan Bonar
President Roosevelt: Dan O'Herlihy
Gen Marshall: Ward Costello


With music from the Corrs, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Shown last Wednesday (S)

: Wives and Daughters

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

: What the Papers Say

Eamonn McCabe of The Guardian casts his eye over memorable photographs in this year's newspapers.
Director Charles Kitchen ; Producer Christine Ruth (S)


Unknown: Eamonn McCabe
Director: Charles Kitchen
Producer: Christine Ruth

: The History Zone

Ends 8.05pm
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
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)


Unknown: Brian Bushnell
Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Ian Potts
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: The Biggest Wheel in the World

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)


Director: Andy Humphreys
Producer: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Maralyn McNaught

: Hippies

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)


Written By: Arthur Mathews
Director: Martin Dennis
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Pulp Fact

Mark Cousins sets the scene for the film Pulp Fiction, with contributions from its director Quentin Tarantino. (R) (S)


Presenter: Mark Cousins
Speaker: Quentin Tarantino

: Pulp Fiction

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 ★★★★★


Unknown: Quentin Tarantino
Vincent Vega: John Travolta
Jules Winnfield: Samuel Ljackson
Mia Wallace: Uma Thurman
The Wolf: Harvey Keitel
Pumpkin: Tim Roth
HoneyBunny: Amanda Plummer
Butch Coolidge: Bruce Willis
Fabienne Maria: De Medeiros
Marsellus: Wallace Vingrhames
Lance: Eric Stoltz
Jody: Rosanna Arquette
Captain Koons: Christopher Walken
Jimmie: Quentin Tarantino
Surly Buddy Holly Waiter: Steve Buscemi
The Gimp: Stephen Hibbert

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bad Eggs. Buffy and her friends are given eggs to nurture as a project by their teacher, who subsequently disappears. Shown last Thursday (S)

: The Prodigal Son

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 ***


Unknown: Leung Jan
Wong Wah Bo: Samo Hung
LeungJan: Yuen Biao
LordNgai: Frankie Chan
Leung Yee Tai: Lam Ching Ying

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