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: Young at Heart

Romantic musical drama, part of the Doris Day season. Also starring Frank Sinatra. The
Tuttle daughters are captivated by a young songwriter, but their love lives are complicated when a cynical pianist arrives.
Director Gordon Douglas (1955, U)
The. Thrill of It All is tomorrow at 12.35pm Films: pp 56-64 ***


Unknown: Frank Sinatra.
Director: Gordon Douglas

: See Hear on Saturday

Clive Mason and Carolyn Nabarro look back at the past and possible future of British television for deaf people. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Thursday at 12.20am on BBC1 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/seejiear


Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: Carolyn Nabarro

: People's Century

9.00 1975: War of the Hea
Guerrilla tactics and political motivation in Vietnam.
(BW and colour)
9.501979: God Fights Back
Ayatollah Khomeini 's return to
Tehran. (BW and colour) The series concludes tomorrow at 9.10am


Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini

: Christmas Oratorio

The fourth instalment of Bach's Christmas Oratorio, from the Herdekirche in Weimar, with the Monteverdi Choir, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Next programme tomorrow at 11am


Conducted By: John Eliot Gardiner.

: New Year's Day Concert 2000 from Vienna

Live from the Vienna Musikverein, Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the traditional selection of waltzes, polkas and marches by the Strauss family. With dancers from the Vienna State Opera. Producer Dominic Best
Director Brian Large


Unknown: Riccardo Muti
Director: Brian Large

: The Simpsons

12.35 I Love Lisa. A kind act on Valentine's Day leads to problems for Lisa.
12.55 Lisa's Wedding. A fortune-teller gives Lisa a glimpse of her future. With the guest voice of Mandy Patinkin.
Another episode on Monday at 11.55am

: Top Gear Take Two

Archive clips including Nascar and banger racing.

: Jools's Millennium Hootenanny

Another chance to see Jools Holland's end-of-year celebration, with Bryan Ferry, Van Morrison, Skin, Chrissie Hynde, Jamiroquai, Travis and Lonnie Donegan.
Shown last Thursday


Presenter: Jools Holland
Unknown: Bryan Ferry
Unknown: Van Morrison
Unknown: Chrissie Hynde
Unknown: Lonnie Donegan
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: TOTP2 Presents the Nineties

A selection of the decade's hits.
(Shown yesterday 8.45pm)

: Back to the Future

A special edition of the history magazine Leviathan invites leading scientists to make predictions about what the next 100 years will hold, and sees how forecasts made by visionaries back in 1900 stand up today.

: Poulenc: a Human Voice

A portrait of composer
Francis Poulenc through his songs, some of the most eloquent in the French language. In Poulenc's own music room in Touraine, soprano Felicity Lott sings ten songs, while pianist Graham Johnson explores the contradictions in Poulenc's private life that inspired those in his music.


Unknown: Francis Poulenc
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Pianist: Graham Johnson

: Natural History Night

Ends 11pm
David Attenborough is joined by notable figures from the wildlife world as he introduces an evening of films both old and new, many of which he himself narrates, from the Royal Geographical Society in London.
See Choice.

Website: [web address removed]
New year's David: page 26


Presenter: David Attenborough
Producer: Mike Beynon
Executive Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: Shadows of the Sun

The sun has a dramatic impact on all life on earth. Slow-motion and time-lapse photography follow the sun across the globe as it drives the seasons and dictates the rhythms of life, with bluebells spreading across a British woodland floor in spring, seals giving birth in the far north and wildebeest migrating on the Serengeti. Producer Neil Lucas


Producer: Neil Lucas

: Lake of the Hies

The first European explorers to east
Africa brought back stories of a thick black smoke that rose from Lake Victoria in the wet season. In fact, this phenomenon was the swarming of billions of tiny flies.
Delving inside these dense clouds reveals the life cycle of one of Africa's smallest but most important creatures.
Producer Richard Matthews


Producer: Richard Matthews

: Orang-utans - Out on a Limb

Living in the highest branches of the trees in tropical rainforests, orang-utans are a rare sight. This film follows the challenges and triumphs of Yossa, a baby orang-utan in the first year of her life.
Producer Susan Western

: Birds of the Sun God

They can hover motionless and fly backwards, they lay the smallest eggs, have the fastest wing-beats and possess the most dazzling plumage of all birds. These astonishing creatures are hummingbirds.
Producer Paul Reddish


Producer: Paul Reddish

: When the North Wind Blows

For some wild animals, snow presents their greatest challenge; for others, it is a heaven-sent opportunity. Visiting some of the coldest places on earth, this seasonal story set in the northern hemisphere reveals the beauty of snowflakes in a world of polar bears, wolves and freezing frogs. Narrated by Brian Blessed. Executive producer Neil Nightingale
Producer Andrew Cooper


Unknown: Brian Blessed.
Producer: Neil Nightingale
Producer: Andrew Cooper

: Dolphins -the Wild Side

Intelligent and highly social creatures, dolphins are, contrary to their friendly image, also powerful and cunning predators that can be very aggressive to their own kind as well as to other species. This award-winning film reveals a different side to an animal that can sometimes seem almost human.
Producers Paul and Grace Niska Atkins
10.55 David Attenborough concludes the evening with a look ahead to future Royal Geographical Society expeditions and new projects from the BBC Natural History Unit. Videoplus code for 6.00-11.00 (not PDC) NOTE: PDC functions only on individual programmes


Unknown: Grace Niska Atkins

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Mark Lamarr hosts a seasonal edition of the music quiz, as Sean Hughes and Phill Jupitus are joined by Frank Skinner , Les McKeown , Martine McCutcheon and Goldie. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Richard Wilson
Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Sean Hughes
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: Les McKeown
Unknown: Martine McCutcheon
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Happy New Year

A reflection on the past year and a look forward to the challenges of the new millennium, with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Dr George Carey.
Producer Chris Loughlin Shown on BBC1 at 12.05pm


Unknown: Dr George Carey.
Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Drama prequel to the acclaimed cult series. A mysterious death occurs in a quiet little town tucked in a valley, and the lives of a seemingly normal all-American family will never be the same again. Ends 1.55am
Postponed from 28 November
(1992, 18) Films: pp 56-64 ****


Director: David Lynch
Laura Palmer: Sheryl Lee
Leland Palmer: Ray Wise
Donna Hayward: Moira Kelly
Phillip Jeffries: David Bowie
Chester Desmond: Chris Isaak
Carl Rodd: Harry Dean Stanton
Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Shelly Johnson: Madchen Amick
Bobby Briggs: Dana Ashbrook
Gordon Cole: David Lynch

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