Seasonal drama. A young prince is appalled by the cruelty of his mother, and the conflict between the two soon escalates. Director Michael Tuchner
(1994) (S) Films: pp 51-80 **
Mother Christmas. Grace's mum has definite ideas about how little girls should behave. (S)
8.00 1933: Master Race. How the Nazis put across their message. (BW and colour) (R) (S)
8.55 1939: Total War. The Second World War from civilian viewpoints. (BW and colour) (R) (S)
The series continues 8.10am Boxing Day
Then One Man and His Dog - the Previews Contestant profile. (S)
Arnold Schwarzenegger 's directorial debut. A TV host, who knows little about her supposed area of expertise, has to boost ratings.
(1992. U) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ***
The Universe of Battle. For three days, 150,000 soldiers fought to the death: the Battle of Gettysburg was to prove the turning point of the war. (R) (S) Next episode on Boxing Day at 12.20pm
Franco Zeffirelli 's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel.
Orphaned Jane Eyre leaves her hated boarding school to become governess to the daughter of the mysterious Mr Rochester. Hoping for happiness at last, she finds her employer hides a dark secret.
(1996. PG) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ***
This exploration of the middle class's passion for the famous range finds that many of them are obsessed with their culinary status symbol. (R) (S)
Written against a backdrop of war, the world's most famous carol was first heard in a church near Salzburg on Christmas Eve, 1818. This film explores Silent Night's origins and its rise to worldwide fame.
Saviour of the World. Reubens's Adoration of the Magi shows how nativity paintings could be used as imperial tools. (S) (W) The series continues at 8.05pm
A celebration of Christmas from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, featuring Bible and poetry readings to tell the nativity story. Carols include Once in Royal David's City, 0 Come All Ye Faithful and 0 Little Town of Bethlehem. See Choice.
Producers David Kremer, James Whitbourn (S) (W) A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge, is broadcast on Christmas Eve at 3pm on Radio 4 and Christmas Day at 3.15pm on Radio 3
Carols from King's
The traditional eve of Christmas service from King's College, Cambridge, is based on the college's own Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - a service that, for many people around the world, marks the start of the Christian festival, and will be broadcast live on Radio 4. Carols performed by the choir conducted by Stephen Cleobury include 0 Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger and In the Bleak Midwinter.
Classic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe , Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. It's Chicago 1929 -the era dominated by Prohibition and tough racketeers. When Joe and Jerry, two underemployed musicians, witness the St Valentine's Day massacre, they nearly become victims themselves. Their only escape is a jazz band heading for Florida. But there's one big problem - it's an all-girl orchestra.
Director Billy Wilder (1959, U) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-80 *****
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A Child Bom to Die. Neil MacGregor considers how pieces of nativity art such as Bruegel's Adoration of the Kings can be seen to foreshadow Christ's fate. (S) (W)
Final programme on Boxing Day at 9.45am
Last year's Christmas special of the Asian comedy sketch show features the Coopers sitting down to their very British Christmas dinner, and the staging of the multicultural
Hounslow nativity play. Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar , Kulvinder Ghir , Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.
Director Nick Wood ; Producer Anil Gupta (R) (S) (W)
Blondes -Jayne Mansfield. In 1957, Jayne Mansfield was riding high as the most photographed woman in the world. Yet, ten years later, she was reduced to stripping in seedy nightclubs to finance a serious alcohol problem and support her five children from three broken marriages.
The first of three programmes on blonde bombshells from the arts strand hears from friends and relatives as it reassesses the star's roller-coaster life and career.
Director James Marsh ; Producer Alan Lewens (S) (W) The Female Jungle, starring Jayne Mansfield , is tonight at 1.30am Blondes - Diana Dors is on Boxing Day at 9pm Factual: page 13
Tracing the history of the Sunflower House, a 19th-century workers' cottage near Stevenage in Hertfordshire that is now decorated with murals. (R) (S) (W)
There is another from the series on Tuesday 28 at 8.40pm
Romantic comedy, starring Alicia Silverstone. Cher and her best friend Dionne are going on 16 and know everything about being gorgeous, popular, and always in vogue: they are clued-in. But everything changes when Tai, a new student, arrives. She is "clueless", and Cher sees it as her mission to give Tai a complete makeover. Widescreen. (S) (W)
Director Amy Heckerling (1995, 12) (S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 ****
Classic thriller, continuing the Gregory Peck season, also starring Robert Mitchum. Sadistic sex offender Max Cady blames respected small-town lawyer Sam Bowden for his conviction. Finally released from prison, Cady begins a campaign of terror against Bowden and his family.
Director J Lee Thompson (1962.15) (BW) (S) Twelve o'Clock High, starring Gregory Peck. is on Monday 27 at 1.25pm Films: pp 51-80 ****
Crime drama, featuring Jayne Mansfield and starring
Lawrence Tierney. After being found drunk at the scene of the crime, Sergeant Stevens is handed the case of actress Monica Madison 's murder. Ends 2.40am
Director Bruno VeSota (1955) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-80 *