Animated fantasy. During a storm the sailor-adventurer
Gulliver is washed ashore on the island of Lilliput and captured by its miniature inhabitants. Director Dave Fleischer (1939. U)
(S) Films: pp 49-79 ★★
Beginning a season of Laurel and Hardy films.
Stan's overzealous sales pitch leads the pair to jail, where they meet a motley crew of misfits.
(1931, U) (BW) (S)
Films: pp 49-79 ***
Musical comedy starring Gene Kelly , Dan Dailey and Cyd Charisse. Three ex-Gis reunite at a bar in New York. Widescreen.
Directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
(1955. U) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ****
Continuing the documentary series on America's history.
Fight No More Forever 1874-7 As white settlers broke their promises, Chief Sitting Bull urged his people to fight back.
(R) (S) Continues Boxing Day at 9.05am
First of three programmes in which professionals from the world of music are challenged to write a piece of music in seven days. Stephen Warbeck 's composition, created for performance in the bar of a cross-channel ferry, incorporates a poem by an 11-year-old girl about the D-Day landings.
(S) (W) Continues Christmas Day at 10.45am
In the first of four daily programmes from Buxton Opera House, five of the UK's best barbershop choruses, two traditional ladies' choirs and the London Gay Men's Chorus battle it out for the two places in Wednesday's final. Presented by Howard Goodall and Diane Louise Jordan. (S) (W)
Michael Palin continues his anticlockwise circuit of the Pacific Rim. Australia and New Zealand. Palin assists a flying vet and looks for sperm whales. (R) (S) (W) Continues Boxing Day at 10.30am
Comedy, last in a season of newly restored Norman Wisdom films introduced by the star. A hapless milkman causes havoc while waging a war against a dairy. Widescreen.
Director Robert Asher (1965, U)
(S) Films: pp 49-79 **
Western, beginning a season of films starring Kirk Douglas.
In the 1830s, a pair of Kentucky mountain men join a keelboat expedition into unknown territory.
(1952, U) (BW) (S)
(The Kirk Douglas season continues with "The Fury" tomorrow at 12.50pm)
Films: pp 49-79 ****
A Christmas edition features
Slade, Mariah Carey , Jethro Tull , Wham, Cliff Richard and Mud.
Shown last Wednesday (S)
Errand of Mercy. When war between the Klingons and the Federation seems unavoidable, the crew visit the Organians. (R) (S)
Clive Anderson hosts the annual awards celebrating journalistic excellence from the Savoy Hotel in London. This year's guest speaker is Anne Widdecombe MP.
Director Charles Kitchen ; Producer Christine Ruth (S) (W)
A seasonal edition of the classic comedy from 1977.
Silly, but It's Fun. Tom and Barbara, and Margo and Jerry make careful preparations for their respective - and very different - -Christmases but nothing goes according to plan.
Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Producer John Howard Davies (R) (S)
David Attenborough charts the progression of the human urge to make music. His exploration of the ancient origins of human music takes him from whale song to the complex cantatas of Bach and the fiesta of noise at the Rio Carnival.
Producer Grant Sonnex ; Executive producer Michael Gunton (S) (W)
Actress Sian Phillips looks back to a pivotal moment in her life when she took a role in the musical Pal Joey. (S)
Oscar-winning crime drama starring Kevin Spacey , Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce. 1953: three LAPD detectives become embroiled in a labyrinth of corruption, intrigue and murder involving a prostitute who looks like Veronica Lake and the editor of a sleazy tabloid. Widescreen. (1997, 18) (S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 * * * *
Barry Norman's Christmas plums and turkeys: page 46
Edmund 'Ed' Exley:
Captain Dudley Smith:
District Attorney Ellis Loew:
The first of four chilling Victorian ghost stories by the writer MR James , narrated by Christopher Lee.
The Stalls of Barchester. A grim tale of intrigue and murder in the haunted stalls of Barchester. See Choice.
Director Eleanor Yule ; Producer Richard Downes (S) (W) the next story is on Boxing Day at 11.25pm Christopher Lee - Drama: page 12
Madonna. The wedding of pop superstar Madonna and director Guy Ritchie will turn them into Britain's premier pop couple. This occasional series explores what it would be like to experience a celebrity marriage "madonna style". Director Sean Grundy ; Executive producer Michael Poole (S) (W)
Road movie starring Barry Newman and Cleavon Little. A former racing driver bets that he can deliver a supercharged Dodge Challenger to San Francisco in 15 hours. Widescreen.
Director Richard C Sarafian 11971.18) (S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 ***
Showing as part of the Movie World season an awardwinning drama. An unmarried mother struggles to bring up her children on a farm in France. In French with English subtitles. Director Sandrine Veysset (1996, 12) Films: pp 49-79 * *
Jeremy Clarkson hosts one last session of provocative chat and jokes at the expense of deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. Ends 3.30am.
Shown last Thursday (S) (W) Best of Clarkson 2000 is on Wednesday 27 December at 10.40pm