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: Match of the Day

Yesterday's Premiership games, featuring Newcastle United v Manchester United.
Shown yesterday at 10.30pm on BBC1

: Theodore Roosevelt

Concluding the two-part profile of America's 26th president.
The Good Fight. After shocking America with his decision not to stand for re-election, Roosevelt builds the Panama Canal, becomes the first American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and introduces wide-ranging social reform. (S)

: The Wild Thornberrys

Animated wildlife wackiness. Eliza and Darwin are embroiled in a battle. (R) (S)

: Grange Hill

Continuing the run of double episodes from the last series. Franco gets a break in the football world. Nathan tries a new look.
Written by Eanna O'Lochlainn and Judy Forshaw (R) (S)


Written By: Eanna O'Lochlainn
Written By: Judy Forshaw

: The Strongest Man in the World

Disney comedy starring Kurt Russell.
Following an accident in a science lab, a student eats a chemical solution that gives him superhuman strength. When news of the discovery gets out, everyone wants the formula.
Director Vincent McEveety (1975, U)
(S) Films: pp 49-79 ***


Unknown: Kurt Russell.
Director: Vincent McEveety
Dexter Riley: Kurt Russell
Dean Higgins: Joe Flynn
Aunt Harriet Crumply: Eve Arden
AJ Amo: Cesar Romero
Kirwood Krinkle: Phil Silvers

: Robot Wars

Annihilator South. Teams from southern England battle it out.
Shown yesterday at 5.05pm (S)

: Locations

In 1969, director David Lean shot his epic Ryan's Daughter (which can be seen at 2pm) on the coastline of the west of Ireland.
Thirty years on, Sarah Miles , the film's eponymous star, returns to the location to explore the production's legacy. (S) (W)


Director: David Lean
Unknown: Sarah Miles

: Ryan's Daughter

David Lean 's Oscar-winning romantic epic, starring Robert Mitchum , Sarah Miles ,
Trevor Howard and John Mills. 1916: in the stark Irish coastal village of Kirrary, young Rosy Ryan marries a schoolmaster twice her age. But her passionate nature is soon drawn to a young British officer sent to round up Republican rebels. Widescreen. Charles Shaughnessy Robert Mitchum
(1970,15) (S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 ★★★★★


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Sarah Miles
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: John Mills.
Unknown: Rosy Ryan
Unknown: Charles Shaughnessy Robert Mitchum
Rosy: Sarah Miles
Father Collins: Trevor Howard
Michael: John Mills
Major Doryan: Christopher Jones
Thomas Ryan: Leo McKem
TimO'Leary: Barry Foster

: The Simpsons

El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer). Homer experiences hallucinatory visions after eating Guatemalan peppers. With the voice of Johnny Cash. (S)


Unknown: Nuestro Jomer
Unknown: Johnny Cash.

: Robot Wars

The War of Independence. The last of four special editions of the robot challenge series features American and British devices battling for supremacy. Hosted by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Repeated tomorrow 12.35pm (S)


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Julia Reed.

: The Count of Monte Cristo

The penultimate part of the daily dramatisation. The Count has exposed Morcerf's betrayal at the siege of Janina, but it is Morcerf's son who feels obliged to challenge him to a duel. At Morcerf's trial, the Count produces an unexpected witness. Valentine de Villefort is in mortal danger. In French with English subtitles.
For cast see Boxing Day

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Sixth of seven episodes being shown on consecutive nights. Smiley has questioned Prideaux about his interrogation by the Russians, but he is even more interested to hear what happened when Prideaux was returned to England.
For more cast see Wednesday 27 December (R) (S)


Norman: Stephen Earle
Connie Sachs: Beryl Reid
Bryant: Frank Compton
Lauder Strickland: Frank Moorey
Alwyn: Warren Clarke
Karla: Patrick Stewart
Alisa Brimley: Marjorie Hogan
Paul Skordeno: Joe Praml
Sam Collins: John Standing
Molly Purcell: Mandy Cuthbert
Roach: Duncan Jones
Spikely: Daniel Beecher
Jerry Westerby: Joss Ackland
Headmaster: John Wells
Headmaster's mother: Betty Hardy
Flemyng-Smith: Guy Standeven
Linda: Jo Apted
Fawn: Alec Sabin
Ann Smiley: Sian Phillips
Polyakov: George Pravda

: Happy New Year

The Archbishop of Canterbury's traditional message in which he reflects on the past year and looks ahead to 2001. Producer Chris Loughlin
Repeated tomorrow on BBC1 at 12.55pm (S) (W)


Producer: Chris Loughlin

: I Love the Seventies

Highlights from last summer's strand celebrating the popular culture of one of the 20th century's most flamboyant decades, from fads, fashions and films to stars, sounds and sport. Among the crazes remembered are chopper bikes, clackers, space dust, stretch jeans and pong, while the entertainment highlights include Scooby Doo, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Grease and the Muppets.
Director Steven Grandison : Executive producer Alan Brown (S) (W)


Director: Steven Grandison
Producer: Alan Brown

: Christopher Lee's Ghost Stories for Christmas'

Last of four tales by MR James , read by Christopher Lee. ; A Warning to the Curious. Disturbing events surround the discovery of the last East Anglian crown. (S) (WI


Unknown: Mr James
Read By: Christopher Lee.

: Gods and Monsters

Biographical drama starring Ian McKellen , Brendan Fraser and Lynn Redgrave. A semi-fictional account of the last days of notorious Hollywood horror director James Whale and his relationship with a gardener. Widescreen.
Director Bill Condon (1998. 15) (S) (W) James Whale 's Bnde of Frankenstein is at 2am
Films: pp 49-79 *****


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Brendan Fraser
Unknown: Lynn Redgrave.
Director: James Whale
Director: Bill Condon
Unknown: James Whale
James Whale: Ian McKellen
Clayton Boone: Brendan Fraser
Hanna: Lynn Redgrave
Betty: Lolita Davidovich
Harry: Kevin J O'Connor
David Lewis: David Dukes
Young James Whale: Brandon Kleyla J
Sarah Whale: Pamela Salem
Elsa Lanchester: Rosalind Ayres
George Cukor: Martin Ferrero

: Jools at the New Year Hootenanny

The annual shindig, hosted by Jools Holland. R 'n' B singer Craig David and rock band Coldplay perform live, while other guests - including Lionel Richie and Jane Horrocks - sing with Jools's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. The new year will be greeted in traditional fashion by the pipers of the First Battalion of Scots Guards. See Choice. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper
Repeated tomorrow at 1.20pm (S) (W)


Unknown: Jools Holland.
Singer: Craig David
Unknown: Lionel Richie
Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Bride of Frankenstein

Continuing the Universal Horror season is director
James Whale 's classic starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive. Frankenstein's monster has not been destroyed, having survived the fire at the end of Frankenstein. Now he can talk, appreciates a good cigar and wants a wife. Ends 3.10am.
(1935, PG) (BW) (S) The Wolf Man is on Tuesday 2 January at 1.10am Films: pp 49-79 *****


Director: James Whale
Unknown: Boris Karloff
The monster: Boris Karloff
Henry Frankenstein: Colin Clive
Elizabeth: Valerie Hobson
Doctor Pretorius: Ernest Thesiger
Mary Shelley/Bride: Elsa Lanchester
Lord Byron: Gavin Gordon
Shelley: Douglas Walton
Minnie: Una O'Connor

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