Yesterday's Premiership games. Shown yesterday at 10.30pm on BBC1
A newly restored print that continues the Laurel and Hardy season.
The duo try to keep a promise made to a dead comrade.
(1932, U) (BW) (S)
Films: pp 49-79 *****
Seasonal drama starring Mary Steenburgen. Ayoung mother becomes depressed when her husband loses his job and the family faces eviction. But an angel appears to show her the true meaning of Christmas. Director Phillip Borsos (1985, U)
(S) Films: pp 49-79 **
Mother Simpson. Homer fakes his own death. Guest starring
Glenn Close. (S)
Ain't No Business like Show Business. Will takes part in a comedy club showcase.
The daily visits to Buxton Opera House continue today as eight of the country's best youth choirs compete for the two places in the final at Royal Albert Hall. With Howard Goodall and Diane Louise Jordan. (S) (W)
Deborah Bull Tries Break Dance
I The Royal Ballet's principal dancer break-dances at the Funkin' Pussy Club in London. The final episode is on Boxing Day at 2.20pm (S)
Oscar-winning classic drama starring Deborah Kerr as one of five nuns who establish a school and hospital in a disused harem high in the Himalayas.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1947. PG) (S)
Films: pp 49-79 *****
Spy spoof. Derek Flint , international playboy and the world's greatest secret agent, is summoned to battle a mysterious group of scientists.
Director Daniel Mann (1966. PG)
(S) Films: pp 49-79 ★★★
rA celebration of Christmas from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The Christmas story is told through readings from the Bible and poems, while carols include Once in Royal David's City, 0 Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, In the Bleak Midwinter and Hark! The
Herald Angels Sing. See Choice. Producers David Kremer and James Whitbourn (S) (W) A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. the traditional Christmas Eve carol service from King's College, Cambridge, is broadcast today at 3pm on Radio 4 and tomorrow at 2pm on Radio 3
Anne Robinson hosts a special edition of the knockout quiz in which nine celebrities work together to win up to Â£10,000 for a charity chosen by the winner. Taking part are Adam Woodyatt, Mel Giedroyc, Alice Beer, Louis Theroux, Vanessa Feltz, Simon Biagi, Sue Perkins, Nicholas Parsons and Charlotte Hudson.
Repeated on Tuesday 2 January at 5.10pm (S) (W) Entertainment: page 7
Frank Capra's classic fantasy drama, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.
A small-town businessman, who believes he has been a failure, is brought back from the brink of suicide by his guardian angel.
(1946, U) (BW) (S)
Films: pp 49-79 *****
Top tips on celebrating the festive season in style.
Producer Alexandra Fraser (R) (S)
Blue Peter presenters Peter Purves, John Noakes and Valerie Singleton , take a look back at Christmas 1970s style.
From Jimmy Osmond to Basil Brush, Operation, Buckeroo and selection boxes, and the disappointment of another year without Scaletrix or Tiny Tears, the show remembers all the festive trimmings of the decade. See Choice.
Directors/Producers Stephen Franklin and Stephen McGinn (S) (W) / Love the Seventies is on New Year's Eve at 8pm Noddy Holder - Entertainment: page 8
ENTERTAINMENT I Love a Seventies Christmas
8.30pm BBC2 In the decade that taste forgot, they knew how to party at Christmas, so now, for those viewers of a certain age, here's another chance to relive yearnings for Scalextric and Sindy. Valerie Singleton, John Noakes and Peter Purves present this celebration of naffhess, a sequel to the ones the same team made earlier, shown over the summer. For those who struggled three decades ago, here's a revision course on how to make the Blue Peter advent decoration using two wire coat hangers wrapped in tinsel. After that, why not wash down that Curly Wurly with a glass of Mateus Rose or Babycham? GE
Out of the West. The first of a two-part Christmas special profiling the Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood. Eastwood recalls his tough childhood, and looks back at his early career, from Rawhide to Dirty Harry and the spaghetti westerns. With contributions from Don Siegel , Sergio Leone , Eli Wallach and Martin Scorcese , plus an exclusive interview with his mother Ruth. Escape to Alcatraz, starring Eastwood, follows and this portrait concludes tomorrow at 9.20pm.
Producers Bruce Ricker and Anthony Wall (S) (W)
Prison drama, based on a true story, starring
Clint Eastwood and Patrick McGoohan. Alcatraz is America's highest security prison, from where no one escapes. But one prisoner is determined to prove otherwise. Widescreen.
Director Don Siegel (1979, 15) (S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 ****
Psychological horror, continuing the Kirk Douglas season.
Also starring John Cassavetes. When psychic researcher
Peter Sandza mysteriously disappears while on holiday in the I Mediterranean, his son Robin believes he has been killed.
Director Brian De Palma (1978. 18) (S) The Kirk Douglas season continues with The War Wagon tomorrow at 1.15pm Films: pp 49-79 ****
Dr Jim McKeever:
Dr Susan Charles:
Universal Horror, a season celebrating horror movies made by Universal Studios, begins with this classic starring Colin Clive and Boris Karloff. Mad scientist Dr Frankenstein's dreams of creating a living being from dead human bodies become a nightmare. Ends 3.50am.
Director James Whale (1931. PG) (BW) (S)
The season continues with The Mummy on Boxing Day at 1.55am Films: pp 49-79 *****
Dr Waldman Edward:
Fritz, the dwarf: