Disney fantasy drama. An angel somes down to Earth to show a depressed young mother the true meaning of Christmas after her family faces eviction.
Director Phillip Borsos (1985. U) (S) Films: pp 51-80 **
Advent Calendar , Continuing the countdown. (S)
Then See It Saw Word-search game show, hosted by Mark Speight. Last in the series. (R) (S)
Musical animation, featuring the voice of actor Dudley Moore. (R)
Cartoon fun with the ' nappy-clad toddlers. (R)
Kenan devises a money-making plan. (R)
Comedy drama. Joe is worried about household security after his friend Toby is burgled.
Shown last Wednesday BBCl (S)
Cracker tries to make money out of the sixth-formers. Written by Jeff Povey (R) (S)
Last in the current series ; offering a youthful perspective on topical issues.
Then Rewind 1998: Fire in the Forest An 11-year-old's harrowing account of a rain-forest fire in Brazil. (R) (S)
Then 1999: the Millennium Starts
Here. A teenager's impressions of life in Greenwich. Last in series. (R) (S)
More showdowns in the arena between radio-controlled fighting machines. Presented by Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester.
Shown last Friday (S) Next edition on New Year's Eve at 8pm
The first two episodes in a new 13-part animated comedy series about bumbling twin knights, voiced by Brian Blessed and David Rintoul. See Choice.
12.45 Knights in Distress. King Otto has to turn on a hydroelectric dam. With the guest voice of Timothy West. (S)
12.55 Ethel and the Imp.
Mrs Minion lets the knights fend for themselves for a day. (S) Next episode Tuesday at 12.40pm
Political issues affecting London, with Shaun Ley. REGIONAL PROGRAMME
Introduced by John Inverdale.
1.35 Ski Sunday World Cup action from the men's downhill at Val Gardena, Italy, plus highlights of the women's event from St Moritz, Switzerland. With Hazel Irvine. Commentary by Julian Tutt and Matt Chilton.
2.15 Insiders' Guide to the Olympics A special edition on up-and-coming British athletes.
2.30 Short-track Speed Skating
Action from Milton Keynes of the : recent British championships, described by Paul Dickenson. ,
2.40 Show Jumping The sport's top names compete for World
Cup points at Olympia in London. Commentary by Michael Tucker , Stephen Hadley and Clare Balding.
3.55 Swimming Coverage from Sheffield of the final day of the British championships, where 12 titles will be decided.
5.00 Rugby Union European Cup highlights from Bath v Swansea, with commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith , plus a roundup of the weekend's other games. i Producer Jonny Bramley ; Editor
Michael Cole (W)
Spoof gangster musical in which all the characters are played by children. New York, 1929: Fat Sam's operations are being "splurged" by Dandy Dan 's new weapon. To thwart his foe, Sam enlists the help of tough guy Bugsy Malone.
Director Alan Parker (1976, U) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ****
Light and Liberty. The penultimate instalment of Andrew Graham-Dixon 's quest focuses on Venice. Founded as a trading centre by refugees, the jewel of the Adriatic became the unlikely source of the greatest painters of light and colour, including Bellini, Titian and Giorgione.
Meanwhile, from the Veneto, the Venetian mainland, came the romance of Arcadia and the magic of Palladian villas. The final part can be seen on Thursday at 7pm.
Producer Jamie Muir ; Executive producer Nicholas Rossiter (S) (w)
Followed by One Man and His Dog -the Previews A profile of experienced Shropshire shepherd Jack Chamberlain and his dog Nell. (S) (W)
A special Christmas episode of the comedy, first shown in 1987, starring Warren Mitchell as the irascible Alf Garnett. Alf goes into hospital over the holidays for a hip replacement.
Written by Johnny Speight
Director Richard Boden : Producer Roger Race (R) (S)
Highlights from the last two series, which featured guests including Glenda Jackson. The show returns next year.
DirectorPaul Wheeler; Producer Giles Pilbrow Shown last Friday (S) (W)
An evening celebrating the career of Richard Attenborough begins with a star-studded tribute marking his contribution to the film industry across nearly 60 years as an actor, director and producer. The National Film Theatre, London, is the venue for the celebration, hosted by Ben Kingsley , the Oscar-winning star of Attenborough's Gandhi. See Choice. Director Ben Kellett ; Producer Tom Webber (S) (W) Andrew Duncan meets Richard Attenborough : page 22
Romantic drama, based on a true story, directed by Richard Attenborough as part of a double bill that concludes the short season of films celebrating his acclaimed body of work. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.
CS Lewis, Oxford don and well-known children's author, appears to be content with his quiet academic life. Then he agrees to meet American poet Joy Gresham , whose forthright personality seems to be at odds with Lewis's unadventurous routine. But, overthe course of a Christmas spent together, his feelings begin to change. Widescreen. CS "Jack" Lewis Anthony Hopkins
(1993, U) (S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 *****
Drama, the second film in tonight's double bill concluding the Richard Attenborough season.
Brooding resentments have warped Myra Savage 's sanity.
Claiming to be a medium, she craves recognition for her abilities, but even her devoted husband is shocked by the lengths she will go to achieve her aims. Ends 2.40am
Director Bryan Forbes (1964) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ***