Presented by Nici Marx.
Timetable on Christmas Day (W)
Young people's views of the future. (S)
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)
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
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.
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)
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
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 ****
James Lee Bartlow:
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
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)
Mrs Pope Graham:
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 *****
Eve Kendall Eva:
Clara Thomhill Jessie:
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)
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
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Dr Magnus Purblind:
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)
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 ****
Reid Marshal Von Kluck:
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)