Musical comedy, continuing the Doris Day season. A woman will be allowed to finance a show if she fulfils an unusual condition. Director David Butler (1950. U) (S) Doris Day stars in Pillow Talk at 4.45pm
Films: pp 51-80 **
8.00 1945: Brave New World How postwar optimism turned into the suspicion of the Cold War. (BW and colour) (R) (S)
8.50 1948: Boomtime. How families enjoyed a prosperity that i seemed beyond their dreams.
(BW and colour) (R) (S)
The Prince of Peace. A look at how Botticelli's Mystic Nativity heralded a new beginning. Last in the series. (S) (W)
Selma decides to have children.
The Soldier and Death. A soldier is given a magic sack. (S) Then One Man and His Dog -the Previews With Roddy MacDiarmid and his dogs Mirk and Dot. (S) (W)
One Man and His Dogis tomorrow at 6pm
Part two of Bach's Christmas
Oratorio, from the Herdekirche in Weimar, Germany. (S) (W) More tomorrow at 10.50am
To mark the bicentenary of the Royal Institution and the end of the millennium, Dr Neil Johnson tackles the subject of time in a series of five daily talks. Arrows of Time: Back to the Future The story of human timekeeping. See Choice.
Producer Martin Mortimore ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul (S) (W) Family: page 15
van Den Brul
Valley of the Shadow of Death The 1864 election looked like the end for Lincoln, yet the tide was turning. (R) (S) Series continues tomorrow at 12.15pm
Western. A selfish gunfighter refuses to take sides as the Civil War looms. But his views are changed by a boy. Widescreen. Director Jacques Tourneur (1956)
(S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 ***
Before today's rerun documentary, David Attenborough talks with its producer, Mike Salisbury , about his portrait of polar bears. Kingdom of the Ice Bear: the Frozen Ocean. A close-up of the largest land carnivores. (S) In-flight Movie is tomorrow at 5.20pm
Shauna Lowry and Matt Allwright report from the National Cat Club Show at Olympia. (S) (W)
Comedy, continuing the Doris Day season. An interior decorator shares her phone line with a songwriter she dislikes. Meeting a handsome Texan, she's struck by the difference between the two, never suspecting they're the same man. Widescreen. Director Michael Gordon (1959. PG)
(S) (W) The Glass Bottom Boat: Tuesday 28, 7.05am Films: pp 51-80 ****
Another chance to see director Wolfgang Petersen 's acclaimed U-boat drama, showing in six nightly parts.
Autumn 1941: the officers and crew of German submarine
U-96 spend a last riotous night ashore before embarking on a mission to attack British shipping in the North Atlantic.
With them is a young war correspondent, Lieutenant
Werner, an outsider who is fascinated by the romance and danger of war. But his illusions are soon dispelled by the harsh realities of life on a cramped submarine. In German with English subtitles. Widescreen.
Next episode tomorrow at 7.10pm (R) Drama: page 9
A festive episode of the classic comedy from Christmas 1973, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
Albert and Harold are busy preparing for Christmas, only Harold hasn't revealed that his plans don't include dad.
Written by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson ; Producer Graeme Muir (R) (S) Another episode can be seen on Thursday 30 at 12.50pm
A two-part film portrait of Anthony Burgess , the celebrated author of A Clockwork Orange and Earthly Powers, whose prolific output often belied the depth of his achievement. 1917-60. Born to a working-class Catholic family in Manchester, Burgess's first love was music. Frustrated, however, in his attempts to be a composer, he became a schoolteacher, and it was while working in Malaya that his first novel was published. With readings from
John Sessions. Concludes tomorrow at 8pm. See Choice.
Director David Thompson ; Executive producer Roger Thompson (S)
Blondes - Diana Dors. This second blonde-bombshell profile focuses on Britain's home-grown prototype, Diana Dors. The Rada-trained actress emerged as a sex symbol in the fifties through a run of low-budget British comedies.
Hollywood success, however, proved elusive and, as her looks faded, Dors was reduced to cabaret appearances in northern clubs, although a series of cameo roles on stage and celluloid hinted at the talent that might have been.
Director Alan Lewens ; Producer Jo Lustig (S) (W) Anita Ekberg. who stars in Fellini's La Dolce Vita tonight at 11.50pm, features tomorrow at 9pm in the last of the Arena trilogy
The family gathers to celebrate Christmas.
Shown yesterday at 10.30pm on BBCl (S)
Documentary charting the career of diva Dusty Springfield, who died in March, from Catholic schoolgirl to superstar. Springfield's trademark panda eyes and blonde beehive became famous around the world after hits such as You Don't Have to Say You Love Me and Son of a Preacher Man.
Fellow musicians, including Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, Lulu and Martha Reeves, join fans, friends and archive footage to paint a picture of the complex and vulnerable singer. (S)
Classic drama, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. Ajournalist mixing with the high-society crowd in the city of Rome seems attracted to and, at the same time, repelled by everything he sees. In Italian with English subtitles. Widescreen. Ends 2.45am
Director Federico Fellini (1960.15) (BW) (W) Films: pp 51-80 *****