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: Breakfast

Presented by Nici Marx.
Timetable on Christmas Day (W)


Presented By: Nici Marx.

: When I Grow Up

Young people's views of the future. (S)

: The West

Concluding Ken Burns 's compelling documentary series. One Sky above Us: 1887-1914 With native American cultures overwhelmed by land-hungry
Americans and immigrants, the Sioux make their last stand at
Wounded Knee. Narrated by Peter Coyote. (R) (S)


Unknown: Ken Burns
Unknown: Peter Coyote.

: Full Circle with MichaelPalin

Bolivia and Peru. Michael Palin takes to the waters of Lake Titicaca in a reed boat. From here, he travels to the former Inca capital Cuzco before embarking on a 1,000-mile journey along the Urubamba river to the Amazon.
The series continues tomorrow at
11.05am (R) (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: book, videos and audio cassette all available from retailers


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Lake Titicaca

: Are You Superhuman?

The last ofthree daily science programmes, presented by Gary Lineker. Today's programme explores the workings of the brain and asks whether some people have more formidable powers than others.
(S) (W)


Presented By: Gary Lineker.

: Choir of the Year

The Final. Eight of the best amateur choirs from England, Northern Ireland and Wales perform to a full house at London's Royal Albert Hall. With
Howard Goodall and Diane Louise Jordan. Directors Lucie Donahue , Rhodri Huw , Robin Lough and Griff Rowland
Producer Paul Bullock (S) (W)


Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: Howard Goodall
Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan.
Directors: Lucie Donahue
Directors: Rhodri Huw
Directors: Robin Lough
Directors: Griff Rowland
Producer: Paul Bullock

: Racing

Clare Balding introduces a four-race card from Chepstow, featuring at 2.15 the Welsh National. The other races are at 1.10, 1.40 and 2.50. Commentary from Jim McGrath , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
Producer Gerry Morrison


Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter Scudamore.
Producer: Gerry Morrison

: The Bad and the Beautiful

The Kirk Douglas season continues with this
- Oscar-winning drama, also starring Lana Turner. A Hollywood producer calls together a writer, a director and a star. They are curious to know his purpose, and he reveals that ruthless movie mogul Jonathan Shields needs their help. But all three have vowed never to work with Shields again and each remembers why.
Director Vincente Minnelli (1952, PG)
(BW)(S) The Kirk Douglas season continues with Champion tomorrow at 12.25pm Films: pp 49-79 ****


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Lana Turner.
Unknown: Jonathan Shields
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Jonathan Shields: Kirk Douglas
Georgia Lorrison: Lana Turner
Harry Pebbel: Walter Pidgeon
James Lee Bartlow: Dick Powell
Fred Amiel: Barry Sullivan

: The Count of Monte Cristo

Second in the seven-part daily drama starring Gerard Depardieu. Dantes, posing as the fabulously rich Count of Monte Cristo, has gone to Paris where an unwitting Viscount Morcerf takes his
"new" acquaintance to watch a trial prosecuted by the man who had Dantes thrown into prison. in French with English subtitles. For cast see Boxing Day


Unknown: Gerard Depardieu.
Unknown: Viscount Morcerf

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

John le Carre 's classic spy story continues with the second of seven dramatisations being shown on successive days and starring the late Alec Guinness. George Smiley hears a spy story and is invited to go backwards and forwards over very old ground.
More cast on New Year's Eve (R) (S)


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Alec Guinness.
Unknown: George Smiley
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Roy Bland: Terence Rigby
Percy Alleline: Michael Aldndge
Bill Haydon: Ian Richardson
Control: Alexander Knox
Mendel: George Sewell
Jim Prideaux: Ian Bannen
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Roddy Martindale: Nigel Stock
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Ricki Tarr: Hywel Bennett
Barak: Milos Kerek
Fawn: Alec Sabin
Tufty Thessiger: Thorley Walters
Irina: Susan Kodicek
Boris: Hilary Minster
Mrs Pope Graham: Pauline Letts

: North by Northwest

Classic spy thriller starring Cary Grant , Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. Advertising executive Roger Thomhill finds his life in deadly peril when he is mistaken for the mysterious "Mr Kaplan" by a ruthless espionage organisation. Failing to convince them of his identity,
Thornhill tracks down the one man who can prove his story only to find himself accused of murder.
Director Alfred Hitchcock (1959, PG) (S) Films: pp 49-79 *****


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Eva Marie Saint
Unknown: James Mason.
Unknown: Roger Thomhill
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Roger Thomhill: Cary Grant
Eve Kendall Eva: Marie Saint
Phillip Vandamm: James Mason
Clara Thomhill Jessie: Royce Landis
Professor: Leo G Carroll
Lester Townsend: Philip OBEr
Leonard: Martin Landau
Valerian: Adam Williams
Victor Larrabee: Edward Platt
Mrs Townsend: Josephine Hutchinson
Licht: Robert Ellenstein
Auctioneer: Les Tremayne
Dr Cross: Philip Coolidge
Captain Junket: Edward Binns

: The Last Fast Show Ever - Part Two

The second of three nightly outings for the popular comedy sketch show as it bows out with its final series. Tonight,
Louis Balfour introduces some Cuban jazz, Ron Manager remembers the time he met Jimi Hendrix , and Swiss Toni explains exactly how going fishing is like making love to a beautiful woman. (S) (W)


Introduces: Louis Balfour
Unknown: Ron Manager
Unknown: Jimi Hendrix

: The League of Gentlemen

A special Christmas edition of the black comedy starring Mark Gatiss , Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Vicar Bemice Woodall is forced to listen to three festive tales from her Royston Vasey parishoners. See Choice.
Written by Jeremy Dyson. Mark Gatiss , Steve Pemberton. Reece Shearsmith Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer JemmaRodgers (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: audio cassette. On the Town with the League of Gentlemen, and a DVD and video of series one are available from retailers
Entertainment: page 7


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Steve Pemberton
Unknown: Bemice Woodall
Unknown: Royston Vasey
Written By: Jeremy Dyson.
Written By: Mark Gatiss
Written By: Steve Pemberton.
Director: Steve Bendelack
Dr Magnus Purblind: Freddie Jones
Donna: Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Trevithick: Frances Cox
Mrs Huxtable: Bay White
Old Matthew: Andrew Melville

: Best of Clarkson 2000

Highlights from the series hosted by Jeremy Clarkson , including clips from interviews with William Hague , Status Quo, Jenson Button and Jamie Oliver. Other memorable moments include the lambasting of John Prescott , and some explosive action in the Clarkson kitchen.
Director Brian Klein ; Producer Rob Baker (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: William Hague
Unknown: Jamie Oliver.
Unknown: John Prescott
Director: Brian Klein
Producer: Rob Baker

: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Comedy homage to forties film noir, starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward. A private eye is approached by the sultry Juliet Forrest , who wants him to investigate the death of her scientist father. The search for clues leads to some very interesting suspects
Director Carl Reiner (1982, PG) (BW) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ****


Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Rachel Ward.
Unknown: Juliet Forrest
Director: Carl Reiner
Rigby Reardon: Steve Martin
Juliet Forrest: Rachel Ward
Reid Marshal Von Kluck: Carl Reiner
Carlos Rodriguez: Reni Santoni
Dr Forrest: George Gaynes
Waiter: Frank McCarthy
Mildred: Adrian Ricard

: Glastonbury 2000

A look back at last summer's music festival, with David Bowie , Travis, MacyGray, Chemical Brothers, Moby,
Moloko, Leftfield, Coldplay, David Gray and the Pet Shop Boys among the featured acts. Ends 2.55am.
Producer Alison Howe (S) (W)


Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: David Gray
Producer: Alison Howe

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