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: Quantum Leap

Promised Land. 1971: Sam finds himself in the act of committing an armed robbery. (R) (S)

: The Glass Bottom Boat

Romantic comedy, continuing the season of films starring
Doris Day. Young widow
Jennifer Nelson catches the attention of her boss, who asks her to write his biography. Widescreen. Director Frank Tashlin (1966)
(S) (W) Send Me No Powers is at 3pm Films: pp 51-80 ***


Unknown: Jennifer Nelson
Director: Frank Tashlin

: People's Century

8.50 1951: Asia Rising. A look at the postwar economic miracle in both Japan and South Korea.
(BW and colour) (R) (S)
9.45 1957: Skin Deep. The fight against racial segregation in South Africa and the southern USA.
(BW and colour) (R) (S)

: News Weather

: Crazy Dancing

This film tells the story of some famous dance crazes such as the hustle, the twist and the break dance and talks to those who got them started. (S)

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Arrows of Time: Quantum Leap Dr Neil Johnson explores the mystery within the atom, where events occur faster than anywhere else in the universe, to offer a glimpse into the strange quantum world that lies around us. Harnessing these effects has led to the modern-day world characterised by high-speed communications. (S) (W)


Unknown: Dr Neil Johnson

: The Big Knights

12.40 Lost Doris. Sir Doris the hamster wanders across Borovia in search of food. (S)
12.50 Clockwork Knights. King
Otto has to foot a big bill. With the voice of Timothy West. (S) Next episode tomorrow at 12.50pm


Unknown: Timothy West.

: Racing

Clare Balding introduces a four-race card featuring the Welsh
Grand National from Chepstow. With Richard Dunwoody , Angus Loughran , Richard Pitman ,
Jonathan Powell , Peter Scudamore and commentary by Jim McGrath. Executive producer Malcolm Kemp (W)


Unknown: Richard Dunwoody
Unknown: Angus Loughran
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Jonathan Powell
Unknown: Peter Scudamore
Commentary By: Jim McGrath.
Producer: Malcolm Kemp

: Send Me No Flowers

Romantic comedy, continuing the film season starring Doris Day. Also starring Rock Hudson.
George Kimball mistakenly comes to believe that he is terminally ill and sets out to find a suitable new husband for his wife Judy.
Director Norman Jewison
(1964) (S) The season continues with Young at Heart on New Year's Day at 6.05am Films: pp 51-80****


Unknown: Rock Hudson.
Unknown: George Kimball
Director: Norman Jewison
George Kimball: Rock Hudson
Judy Kimball: Doris Day
Amold Nash: Tony Randall
MrAkins: Paul Lynde
Winston Burr: Hal March

: The Rodgers and Hart Story

Composer Richard Rodgers collaborated with lyricist Lorenz Hart for nearly 25 years on hit shows of the calibre of Pal Joey and Babes in Arms, producing classic songs such as My Funny Valentine and The Lady Is a Tramp. This profile features rare archive footage and new performances of the songs by Broadway singers. Narrated by Jonathan Pryce. (S)


Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Lorenz Hart
Unknown: Pal Joey
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce.

: Attack on the Iron Coast

Second World War drama. Major Wilson plans a daring raid to destroy a heavily guarded German naval installation on the French coast. But the chances of the men returning are slim. Director Paul Wendkos (1968) (S)
Films: pp 51-80 **


Major James Wilson: Lloyd Bridges
Captain Owen Franklin: Andrew Keir
Sue Wilson: Sue Lloyd
Lt Cmdr Kimberley: Mark Eden
Sir Frederick: Maurice Denham
Lt Forrester: Glyn Owen
LtGraham: Howard Pays
Captain Strasser: George Mikell

: The Boat

The third episode in this acclaimed six-part U-boat drama. German submarine U-96, hoping to attack a British convoy despite the bad weather, has itself come under fire from a destroyer. The nerve-wracking cat-and-mouse chase continues. In German with English subtitles. Widescreen. Continues tomorrow at 6.30pm Cast on Boxing Day at 6.25pm (R)

: Vintners' Tales with Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson meets Nigel Wilson , a Fellow in Classics at Lincoln College, Oxford, who has a passion for wine and acts as the college's expert wine steward. (R) (S)


Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Nigel Wilson

: They Said It Couldn't Be Done

David Attenborough talks to cameraman Mike Richards about the arduous nature of filming chimpanzees in the dark, wet forests of West Africa for the wildlife film Too
Close for Comfort, a rerun of which follows immediately. Producer Martyn Suker ; Series producer Mike Beynon
Too Close for Comfort. Seven years ago, chilling scenes of wild chimpanzees hunting and killing a monkey were caught on camera. This revelatory film shocked audiences and changed accepted views of the vegetarian chimp.
Producer Alastair Fothergill (S) The series continues tomorrow at 5.30pm


Talks: David Attenborough
Unknown: Mike Richards
Producer: Martyn Suker
Producer: Mike Beynon
Producer: Alastair Fothergill

: Home Stories

Occupiers past and present reveal the inside story of an Edwardian blue-brick detached house in Birmingham. It was formerly a school, but latterly a family home. Winnifred remembers celebrating Armistice Day in 1918, while
Nicky recalls her teenage years growing up in the house.
Director Richard Pearson (R) (S) (W)


Director: Richard Pearson

: The Sting

Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Paul Newman ,
Robert Redford and Robert Shaw. Chicago 1936: when a mutual friend is killed for robbing a petty racketeer, con men Johnny Hooker and Henry Gondorff target racket boss Doyle Lonnegan , with thoughts of revenge. Widescreen.
Director George Roy Hill (1973. PG) (S) (W) Rims: pp 51-80 *****


Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Robert Shaw.
Unknown: Johnny Hooker
Unknown: Henry Gondorff
Unknown: Doyle Lonnegan
Director: George Roy Hill
Henry Gondorff: Paul Newman
Johnny Hooker: Robert Redford
Doyle Lonnegan: Robert Shaw
Lt William Snyder: Charles Duming
JJ Singleton: Ray Walston
Billie: Eileen Brennan
Kid Twist: Harold Gould
Eddie Niles: John Heffeman
FBI Agent Polk: Dana Elcar
Erie Kid Joe Erie: Jack Kehoe
Loretta Salino: Dimitra Arliss
Luther Coleman Robert: Earl Jones

: The Best of Jools's Hootenannies

Jools Holland introduces a compilation of highlights from his previous six annual music shows, featuring BB King, Tom Jones , Sharleen Spiteri , Eric Clapton , Sting, Dr John, Paul Weller , Blur, Catatonia, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Chaka Demus and Pliers and Manic Street Preachers. Jools's
Millennium Hootenannyis on Thursday 30 at 11.30pm.
Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producer Mark Cooper


Introduces: Jools Holland
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Sharleen Spiteri
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Paul Weller
Unknown: Chaka Demus
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Fallen Angels

A double bill of film noir-style tales told for television.
12.35 Fly Paper. In Donald E Westlake's adaptation of a dark story by Dashiell Hammett , a socialite goes missing after taking up with tough guy Babe McCloor. (S)
1.05 The Black Bargain. After a gangland massacre, a hoodlum checks in to a hotel to lie low, but finds it is no ordinary place. Directed by Kiefer Sutherland. (S) The series concludes on Thursday 30 at lam


Story By: Dashiell Hammett
Unknown: Babe McCloor.
Directed By: Kiefer Sutherland.

: Clash by Night

Crime drama. A bus moving prisoners between jails is hijacked by a gang trying to free their leader. Ends 2.50am Director Montgomery Tully (1963) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-80 *


Director: Montgomery Tully

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