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: Quantum Leap

A Little Miracle. Christmas Eve 1962: miserly millionaire Michael Blake receives a Visitation. (R) (S)


Unknown: Michael Blake

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday 11pm BBC1 (S)

: People's Century

8.50 1947: Freedom Now. How Europe's colonial empires in Africa and Asia crumbled in little more than 30 years after India gained its independence.
(BW and colour) (R) (S)
9.451945: Fallout. Nuclear energy promised a new age of scientific progress - and an awesome capacity for destruction. (BW and colour) (R) (S)

: News Weather

: Christmas Oratorio

Bach's Christmas Oratorio goes on with the piece composed for the "third day of Christmas", performed at the Herdekirche in Weimar, Germany. (S) (W)Continues New Year's Day at 10.45am

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Arrows of Time: Catching the Waves Dr Neil Johnson measures the waves that travel through time and space, and sets out to test Einstein's theory of relativity with an experiment that uses an atomic clock. (S) (W)


Unknown: Dr Neil Johnson

: The American Civil War

Most Hallowed Ground. The election pitted Abraham Lincoln against his former general, George McClellan. Meanwhile, Union campaigns in Georgia and the Shenandoah Valley seemed to have been checked. Narrated by David McCullough.
(R)(S) Next episode is on Wednesday at lpm


Unknown: Abraham Lincoln
Unknown: George McClellan
Unknown: David McCullough

: Twelve o'Clock High

Second World War drama continuing the season of films starring Gregory Peck. Bomber pilots at an American air base in England become restless when martinet officer General Frank
Savage takes over command.
Director Henry King (1949, U)
(BW) (S) The Big Country: Wednesday 29, 2.05pm Films: pp 51-80 ****


Unknown: Gregory Peck.
Director: Henry King
Gen Frank Savage: Gregory Peck
Lt Col Ben Gately: Hugh Marlowe
Col Keith Davenport: Gary Merrill
Maj Harvey Stovall: Dean Jagger
Gen Pritchard: Millard Mitchell

: Moonfleet

Historical adventure. Ayoung boy arrives in the village of Moonfleet looking for the man his late mother loved. Widescreen.
Director Fritz Lang (1955) (S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 ***


Director: Fritz Lang
Jeremy Fox: Stewart Granger
LadyAshwood: Joan Greenwood
LordAshwood: George Sanders
Mrs Minton: Viveca Undfors

: The Simpsons: A Star Is Burns

Marge suggests a festival to boost Springfield's tainted public image.

: They Said It Couldn't Be Done

Producer John Downer tells David Attenborough how he conveyed a sense of flight in the film that follows. See Choice.
In-flight Movie. The techniques and wing design required for gliding, diving and dipping are revealed in close-up as the camera follows a variety of birds, including peregrines and ducks, during flight. (S) The series continues tomorrow at 8pm


Producer: John Downer
Unknown: David Attenborough

: One Man and His Dog

Dinefwr Park in Carmarthenshire is the picturesque setting for a bank holiday edition of the evergreen sheepdog-trials programme. Celebrity captains Clarissa Dickson Wright , Michaela Strachan and John Craven lead three teams of shepherds - whose ages range between 10 and 60 - in a combination of singles, brace and junior competitions. Presented by Robin Page and Gus Dermody.
Producer Ian Russell ; Series producer Daniel Brittaln-Catlin (S) (W)


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Michaela Strachan
Unknown: John Craven
Presented By: Robin Page
Presented By: Gus Dermody.
Producer: Ian Russell
Producer: Daniel Brittaln-Catlin

: The Boat

War correspondent Wemer finds life on board submarine U-96 strangely monotonous after the first frightening alarm, while the captain and crew are also frustrated by the inactivity. But then they receive news of an enemy convoy. In German with English subtitles. Widescreen.
Continues tomorrow at 7pm For cast see yesterday at 6.25pm (R)

: The Burgess Variations

Concluding a two-part documentary profile of celebrated novelist, critic and composer Anthony Burgess.
1960-93. Continuing to write novels at a prolific rate, Burgess left England in 1968 after the death of his first wife. That same year, he married the Contessa Pasi and moved to Italy before deciding to settle in Monte Carlo. The controversy generated in 1971 by the film version of A Clockwork Orange -which painted a dark and nihilistic picture of the future -brought Burgess's work to a wider audience, while his literaryjoumalism, TV appearances and musical compositions ensured that his fame spread around the world. Readings by John Sessions. (S)


Unknown: Anthony Burgess.
Unknown: Contessa Pasi
Unknown: John Sessions.

: Arena

Blondes - Anita Ekberg. Perhaps best remembered as the shapely blonde who waded into the Trevi Fountain in La Dolce Vita , fifties sex symbol Anita Ekberg became a Hollywood icon and a cult figure in European cinema.
This portrait, which concludes the documentary trilogy about screen sirens, tracks down the reclusive Swede in Italy and traces the path of a career that began to take off when she won a Miss Sweden beauty contest. Ekberg talks candidly about growing old, surviving personal disappointment, and the pressure that comes with being recognised as one of the world's most beautiful women.
Director Nicola Roberts ; Producer Anthony Wall (S) (W)


Unknown: Anita Ekberg.
Unknown: La Dolce Vita
Unknown: Anita Ekberg
Director: Nicola Roberts
Producer: Anthony Wall

: The Truth about Cats and Dogs

Romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman and Janeane Garofalo. Abby Barnes , a radio vet who answers people's calls about their pets, is convinced she is unattractive to the opposite sex. When one of her callers, a young English photographer, wants to meet her, she sends her beautiful but dim neighbour Noelle to take her place. Widescreen.
Director Michael Lehmann (1996.15) (S) (W)
Films: pp 51-80 ****


Unknown: Uma Thurman
Unknown: Janeane Garofalo.
Unknown: Abby Barnes
Director: Michael Lehmann
Noelle: Uma Thurman
Abby: Janeane Garofalo
Brian: Ben Chaplin
Ed: Jamie Foxx
Roy: James McCaffrey
Eric: Richard Coca
Mario: Stanley Desantis
Susan: Antoinette Valente
Bee man: Mitch Rouse

: Glastonbury 99

For once, the annual rock and pop festival held during the summer at Worthy Farm, in Pilton, Somerset, enjoyed favourable weather conditions. Highlights of the plethora of acts playing last June in the sun-baked setting include American giants REM and Welsh figureheads Manic Street Preachers, plus other performances from the Corrs, Fun Lovin' Criminals, the Beautiful South, and Al Green.
Producer Alison Howe (W)


Unknown: Al Green.
Producer: Alison Howe

: Seven Women

Historical drama starring Anne Bancroft. China, 1935: an isolated Christian mission, staffed by American and British women, is overrun by bandits. Widescreen. Ends 2.55am
Director John Ford (1966) (S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 ****


Unknown: Anne Bancroft.
Director: John Ford
DrCartwright: Anne Bancroft
Emma Clark: Sue Lyon
Agatha Andrews: Margaret Leighton
Miss Binns: Flora Robson
Jane Argent: Mildred Dunnock
Rorrie Pether: Betty Field
Mrs Russell: Anna Lee
Charles Pether: Eddie Albert
Tunga Khan: Mike Mazurki
Lean warrior: Woody Strode

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