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: Dead Man's Evidence

Spy drama. When the body of a frogman is washed ashore on the Irish coast, the British authorities send a spy to determine the corpse's identity. Director Francis Searle (1962)
(BW) Rims: pp 56-64 *


Director: Francis Searle

: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00

Tales of the Tooth Fairies Animation.
Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
Why Bird has moved into new premises. (R)

7.25 Tom and Jerry Kids
Animated cat-and-mouse triple bill. (R)

7.50 Blue Peter
Children's magazine.
Shown last Friday, BBC1 (S) (W)

8.15 The Kwicky Koala Show
Animated marsupial tales. (R)

8.35 Moomin
Animation. (R)

: The Purple Plain

Second World War drama, concluding the Gregory Peck season. 1945: in the Burmese jungle, the officers and men of an RAF station are increasingly disturbed by the strange behaviour of Squadron Leader Forrester.
Director Robert Parrish (1954) Films: pp 56-64 ***


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Director: Robert Parrish

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5)
Pencils 7225412 9.15 Storytime (ages 4-5) 8735054 9.30 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) (S) 2219509 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7)
Making Books: Binding (S)

: People's Century

9.05 1968: New Release
A portrait of the youth rebellion of the late sixties, when youngsters defied the older generation.
10.00 1970: Half the People
How women in western countries gained new rights and struggled to achieve equality with men. Executive producer Peter Pagnamenta
(BW and colour)


Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50 Maori Singing. Thefunloving foursome watch some children perform a Maori song. (R) (S)

: Tweenies: Bad Mood

Milo is tired and doesn't feel like playing.
Shown last Monday BBC1 (S) (W)
BBC MAGAZINE: Tweenies, monthly, £1.25
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) (S) 6201035 11.10 Zig Zag (ages 7-9) (S) 9756847 11.30 English Express (ages 9-11) (S) 9954702 11.50 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Fractions
(S) 6156257 12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-11) Using the Land (S)

: Hans Christian Andersen

Fictionalised biographical drama about the popular children's author. A cobbler is forced to leave his village because the children are playing truant to listen to his stories. He moves to Copenhagen, where his fairy tales receive a wider audience.
Director Charles Vidor (1952, U)
Films: pp 56-64 ****


Director: Charles Vidor
Hans Christian Andersen: Danny Kaye
Niels: Farley Granger
Doro: Zizi Jeanmaire
Peter: Joseph Walsh
Otto: Philip Tonge

: Working Lunch

Consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: They Said It Couldn't Be Done

In the last of the series, David Attenborough hears how producer Amanda Barrett and film-maker Owen Newman approached the problem of covert filming at night for the documentary that follows. Wildlife Special: Leopard. This revealing portrait of African animals hunting at night concentrates on leopards and their prey. ii4i2i9


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Amanda Barrett
Unknown: Owen Newman

: Tales of Aesop

Ends 1.10 The Bear and the Travellers. Betty and Norman go camping. (R)

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Shown at 7am

: Hart-Davis on History

Adam Hart-Davis visits Yeovil in Somerset in the first of five programmes this week that see him uncover fascinating facts about British history. (R)


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: Holiday Snaps

Jeremy Clarkson travels to
Namibia by luxury train.


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson

: Behind the Camera

Acclaimed cinematographer Freddie Young discusses a career that earned him three
Oscars, one for Doctor Zhivago, Which follows. Series continues Monday 12.50pm


Unknown: Freddie Young

: My Man Godfrey

Comedy starring David Niven. A spoilt woman is taught a lesson in love when she hires a courteous butler. Widescreen. Director Henry Koster (1957) (S) Films: pp 54-61 **


Unknown: David Niven.
Director: Henry Koster

: Doctor Zhivago

Oscar-winning epic, celebrating the work of cinematographer
Freddie Young. Doctor and poet
Yuri Zhivago is brought up in the family of Alexander Gromeko , whose daughter Tonya he marries. But his true love is for
Lara, the mistress of a political opportunist. Widescreen.
Director David Lean (1965. PG)
Films: pp 56-64 *****


Unknown: Freddie Young.
Unknown: Yuri Zhivago
Unknown: Alexander Gromeko
Director: David Lean
Yuri Zhivago: Omar Sharif
Lara: Julie Christie
Tonya: Geraldine Chaplin
Komarovsky: Rod Steiger
Yevgraf: Alec Guinness
Pasha/Strelnikov: Tom Courtenay
Alexander: Ralph Richardson
Anna: Siobhan McKenna
Girl: Rita Tushingham

: The Village

Events unfold in the Hampshire village of Bentley. Penny's recent odd behaviour is explained.
First shown on ITV

: Esther

Mothers Apart from Their Children Esther Rantzen hears the various reasons that can account for mothers making the decision to leave their children. (R) (S)

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs create a meal for less than L5. With Fern Britton. (R) (S) RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Classic Rhodes

Chef Gary Rhodes introduces episodes from his self-titled
1997 series. Today's visit to the East End of London produces steamed fillet of cod. (S)


Introduces: Gary Rhodes

: The Simpsons

Brother from the Same Planet Bart tires of Homer's lack of parental interest and chooses another father. Double bill tomorrow from 12.35pm

: Pass the Buck

Elimination quiz, presented by Eamonn Holmes. (R) (S)


Presented By: Eamonn Holmes.

: The Simpsons

Springfield Connection. After capturing a fugitive con artist,
Marge enlists in Springfield police academy. (S)

: Farscape

That Old Black Magic. A sorcerer provokes a confrontation
I between Crichton and the cruel Peacekeeper Crais.
Repeated on Friday at 11.20pm (S)

: The Big Knights

Proton Power. Against the advice of his scientists, Otto invests in a dangerous but cheap new source of power.
Directors Neville Astley and Mark Baker The series concludes on Monday at 12.15pm


Directors: Neville Astley
Directors: Mark Baker

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Clubba Hubba. Will wants to go out with a beautiful girl after meeting her at the country club. (R) (S)

: The Boat

Concluding Wolfgang Petersen 's acclaimed U-boat drama. The U-96 has been crippled while negotiating the heavily defended Straits of Gibraltar. In desperation, the crew attempt repairs on the vessel before their air runs out.
In German with English subtitles. Widescreen.


Unknown: Wolfgang Petersen

: Counterblast

Organic Food - the Modern Myth. Roger Bate , director of the European Science and Environmental Forum, argues that the popularity of organic food is based upon flawed assumptions, media hype and modern myths.
Producer Marcus Ryder ; Executive producer Debbie Christie (S) (W) WEBSITE: tonight's contributor will be available to answer questions online until 10pm at: www.bbc.co.uk/knowledge


Unknown: Roger Bate
Producer: Marcus Ryder
Producer: Debbie Christie

: University Challenge

Nottingham University face the University of North London for a quarter-final place. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. Director Vernon Antcliff : Producer Peter Gwyn (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Vernon Antcliff
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Robot Wars

A seasonal edition of the show in which radio-controlled droids are sent into battle against each other and the house robots. Hosts Philippa Forrester and Craig Charles talk tactics with the operators. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce. Series producer Stephen Carsey ; Director Paul Kirrage
Repeated on Sunday at 11.25am


Unknown: Philippa Forrester
Unknown: Craig Charles
Commentary By: Jonathan Pearce.
Producer: Stephen Carsey
Director: Paul Kirrage

: Delia's How to Cook - Part Two

Delia Smith prepares poultry dishes including fast-roast chicken with lemon and tarragon, stir-fried chicken with lime and coconut, and roast quail in vine leaves. See Choice.
Director Philip Bonham Carter : Executive producer David Willcock (S) Delia's quick and easy oriental chicken recipe: page 30


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: Philip Bonham Carter
Producer: David Willcock

: Nineties Night

BBC2 devotes the last night of the year to a special tribute honouring the decade that came to be labelled as the "caring, sharing nineties". Ends 11.50pm. See Choice. TOTP2 Presents the Nineties Steve Wright presents a special edition of TOTP2 that looks back on ten years of outstanding singles with the songs and stars that made nineties pop music what is was. Those who defined the decade include Michael Jackson , Jarvis Cocker , Shania Twain , Oasis, the Spice Girls, Take That, Madonna, the Fugees, Blur, Fatboy Slim and Manic Street Preachers.
Producer Mark Hagen Repeated tomorrow at 3.30pm


Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Jarvis Cocker
Unknown: Shania Twain
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Gormenghast

Steerpike sets his sights on Lady Fuschia in the third of the four-part fantasy-drama based on Mervyn Peake 's novels. Young Earl Titus escapes to the outside world. See Choice.
Dramatised by Malcolm McKay ; Producer Estelle Daniel
Director Andy Wilson Repeated next Saturday (S) (W) BBC/HARPER COLLINS BOOK: The Art of Gormenghast. price£14.99 CD: BBC Music soundtrack: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/gormenghast
Goonenghast: Spike Milligan leads the comic guest stars: p26


Unknown: Mervyn Peake
Dramatised By: Malcolm McKay
Producer: Estelle Daniel
Director: Andy Wilson
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Steerpike: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Barquentine: Warren Mitchell
Titus: Cameron Powrie
Professor Bellgrove: Stephen Fry
Dr Prunesquallor: John Sessions
Irma Prunesquallor: Fiona Shaw
Flay: Christopher Lee
Lady Gertrude: Celia Imrie
Mollocks: Eric Sykes
Professor Perch: Mark Williams
Professor Fluke: James Dreyfus
Professor Shred: Phil Cornwell
' Professor Mule: Steve Pemberton
Professor Flower: Martin Clunes
De'ath: Spike Milligan
The Fly: Gregor Fisher
Clarice: Zoe Wanamaker
Cora: Lynsey Baxter
Nannie Slagg: June Brown
Poet: Sean Hughes
Fuchsia: Neve McLntosh
Wild girl: Caroline Nelson
Boatman: Tim Barlow
Bookman: George Yiasoumi
Doggit: Lewis Rose

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Spike Milligan 15 January 2017

: Gimme Gimme Gimme

Millennium. Flatmates Tom and Linda spend New Year's Eve drinking together.
Written by Jonathan Harvey : Director Liddy Oldroyd ; Producer Sue Vertue
Shown last Wednesday


Written By: Jonathan Harvey
Director: Liddy Oldroyd

: Trouble between the Covers

Continuing the series about publisher Sally O'Sullivan.
"Up the Proverbial without a Paddle ". Front editor Piers Hernu resorts to publicity stunts as lucrative advertising revenue fails to materialise. Contains strong language.
Producer Karen Kelly ; Series editor Robert Thirkell (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/trouble


Unknown: Sally O'Sullivan.
Editor: Piers Hernu
Producer: Karen Kelly
Editor: Robert Thirkell

: Goodbye to the Nineties

An affectionate look at the highs and lows of the past ten years in a fast-moving montage of memorable moments with music and scrolling newsbites. This was the decade when OJ, Viagra and Ibiza became household names, former Take That star Robbie Williams rose and fell and rose again, and football "came home" to the middle classes.
Producer Renee Knight : Executive producer Caroline Wright Videoplus code for 8.45-11.50 (not PDC) NOTE: PDC functions only on individual programmes


Unknown: Robbie Williams
Producer: Renee Knight
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Newsnight

With KirstyWark. Including, at 11.00, News headlines.
Editor Sian Kevill (S) David Aaronovitch on Newsnight's first 20 years, page 18


Editor: Sian Kevill
Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: The Day Britain Died

; First of three nightly programmes in which writer and political ' commentator Andrew Marr considers the state of modern
Britain in the light of huge changes at home and abroad.
The End. Tonight Marr garners a wide range of opinions as he considers the drift away from the broad British identity. Director/Producer Ian Lilley (S) (W)


Commentator: Andrew Marr
Producer: Ian Lilley

: Into the New Millennium

BBC2 joins BBC1 to witness the stroke of midnight and the arrival of the year 2000.

: Despatch Box

Political analysis with Steve Richards.
Scries editor Alexandra Henderson


Unknown: Steve Richards.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: We Gotta Get Out of This Business: Fatboy Slim's 99

Documentary charting an extraordinary year for pop star Fatboy Slim, alias Norman Cook. The film follows him across five continents, performing at huge festivals including Glastonbury, clocking up 4 million sales of his album and taking time off to get married to DJ and TV host Zoe Ball.

(Repeated on Wednesday at 11.20pm)


Subject: Fatboy Slim [Norman Cook]
Subject: Zoe Ball
Director: Tim Daly
Producer: Patrick Tichy

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. j Open University 12.30 Musee du Louvre (S) 68420 1.30 Mosaico i Hispanico - the Spanish-speaking community in Los Angeles.
Secondary StMools 2.00 Geography The World 2000 (S) Languages 4.00 Talk French (parts 3-6)
Working with the Land 5.00 Management
Open University 6.00 The Encyclopedie (S) 35420 6.30 Open Advice Women in Science and Technology Ends 7.00am

: The Book of Life

Satire, It's New Year's Eve 1999 and Jesus arrives at JFK airport with his assistant, Magdalena. Over the course of the day, he risks banishment from heaven and debates with Satan over whether human souls are really worth saving.
Director Hal Hartley (1998) Films: pp 56-64 ****


Director: Hal Hartley
Jesus Christ: Martin Donovan
Magdalena: Pj Harvey
Satan: Thomas Jay Ryan
Dave: David Simonds

: BBC News 24

Ends 6.00am

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