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: Breakfast

Introduced by Darren Jordon.
Timetable, Christmas Day (W)


Presenter: Darren Jordon

: When I Grow Up

Children share their hopes and fears for the future. (S)

: Turning Points

Comic/actor Hugh Lloyd recalls a key moment in his life. (S)


Unknown: Hugh Lloyd

: Laurel and Hardy: County Hospital

While Ollie recovers in hospital with a broken leg, Stan brings him hard-boiled eggs and nuts, and proceeds to wreak havoc. (BW) (R) (S)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: When I Grow Up

More young dreams. (S)

: That's Entertainment!

First in a two-part celebration of the golden age of MGM movie musicals. Narrators include Fred Astaire , Bing Crosby , Gene Kelly , Peter Lawford , Liza Minnelli , Debbie Reynolds ,
Mickey Rooney , Frank Sinatra , James Stewart and Elizabeth Taylor. Plus performances by Judy Garland , Esther Williams , Eleanor Powell and Clark Gable. Concludes tomorrow at 9.35am. Director Jack Haley Jr (1974, U)
(BW and colour) (S) Films: pp 49-79 *****


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Peter Lawford
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Esther Williams
Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Unknown: Clark Gable.
Director: Jack Haley Jr

: New Year's Day Concert 2001 from Vienna

Live from the splendour of Vienna Musikverein's Golden Hall, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the traditional selection of polkas, waltzes and marches by the Strauss family. With dancers from Vienna State Opera and Paris Opera Ballet.


Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Paris Opera Ballet.
Director: Brian Large

: Robot Wars

Shown yesterday at 5.35pm (S)

: Jools at the Now YearHootenanny

Another chance to see the annual shindig, including music from Craig David and Coldplay. Shown yesterday at 11. 55pm
(S) (W) 17030517,


Unknown: Craig David

: Yellow Submarine

A restored version of the animated musical fantasy featuring the songs of the Beatles. The Fab Four, in their yellow submarine, embark on a voyage to Pepperland when its inhabitants come under threat. Songs include All You Need Is Love, When I'm 64, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Eleanor Rigby. Widescreen.
Director George Dunning (1968, U)
(S)(W) 8423246, Films: pp 49-79 ****


Unknown: Eleanor Rigby.
Director: George Dunning

: My Little Pony

In a documentary exploring the bond between a child and its pony, eight children talk about their feelings for their equine petS. (S) (W)

: UK Confidential - A Leviathan Special

Presenter Brian Walden, Edwina Currie and Peter Snow examine government files from which, until today, had been top-secret documents. They expose decisions made which still affect British lives today, while their reports reflect also on a time of high inflation and unrest - a transitional period between the departure of Harold Wilson from Downing Street and the incoming Heath administration. (S)


Presenter: Brian Walden
Presenter: Edwina Currie
Presenter: Peter Snow

: The Count of Monte Cristo

The final episode of the dramatisation of Alexandre Dumas 's novel, starring Gerard Depardieu and Ornella Muti. Edmond has entangled his enemies in humiliation and disgrace. But executing his meticulous plans to wreak revenge has unforeseen consequences, particularly on his enemies' children, but also on his emotions. In French with English subtitles.
For cast see Boxing Day


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Gerard Depardieu
Unknown: Ornella Muti.

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The concluding part of the classic seventies dramatisation of John le Carre 's novel, starring the late Alec Guinness. Gerald expresses his abiding faith in the secret services, and reflects sadly on how his perception of the role of the secret agent has changed since the mid-fifties.
For cast see Wednesday 27 December and New Year's Day (R) (S)


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Alec Guinness.

: The Victorian Roadshow

To launch BBC2's week-long Victorian season,
Juliet Morris and Lucinda Lambton are at London's Victoria and Albert Museum and the Beamish Open Air Museum, Durham, to bring to life Victorian inventions which shaped the modem world. Experts help to explain treasures belonging to members of the public, and Adam Hart-Davis gets to grips with Queen Victoria's telegraph machine. See Choice.
Producer Sally Dixon ; Executive producer Sarah Hargreaves (S) (W) Factual: page 24


Unknown: Juliet Morris
Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Unknown: Albert Museum
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Sally Dixon
Producer: Sarah Hargreaves

: Victoria and the Jubilee

Another chance to see this recollection of Queen
Victoria's Diamond Jubilee on 22 June 1897. It was a royal pageant on a scale never seen before or since, and here key events are brought to life at royal locations in Britain, alongside rare footage of the Jubilee, the first state event to be filmed. Historians David Cannadine , Jan Morris and Roy Strong provide analysis.
Producer Jonathan Stamp ; Executive producer Laurence Rees (R) (S)


Unknown: Diamond Jubilee
Unknown: David Cannadine
Unknown: Jan Morris
Unknown: Roy Strong
Producer: Jonathan Stamp
Producer: Laurence Rees

: Shooting Fish

Romantic comedy starring Dan Futterman ,
Stuart Townsend and Kate Beckinsale. Dylan and Jez share a home in a converted London gasometer, a flair for money-making scams and a dream of buying their own stately home. But things get complicated when student Georgie joins the team. Widescreen.
Director Stefan Schwartz (1997.12) (S) (W)
Films: pp 49-79 ***


Unknown: Dan Futterman
Unknown: Stuart Townsend
Unknown: Kate Beckinsale.
Director: Stefan Schwartz
Dylan: Dan Futterman
Jez: Stuart Townsend
Georgie: Kate Beckinsale
MrStratton-Luce: Nickolas Grace
Floss: Claire Cox
MrRay: Ralph Ineson
Roger: Dominic Mafham
Mr Gilzean: Peter Capaldi
Mrs Cummins: Annette Crosbie

: Stealing Beauty

Bernardo Bertolucci 's romantic drama starring Sinead Cusack , Jeremy Irons and Liv Tyler. Following her mother's suicide, a young American woman goes to spend the summer with family friends at a villa in Tuscany, where she finds herself at the centre of a community of expatriates and artisans. Reading her mother's diaries, she attempts to discover the identity of her biological father, and begins plotting to lose her virginity. Widescreen.
(1995. 15) (S) (W) Bemardo Bertolucci 's The Conformist is on Wednesday 3 January at 12 midnight Films: pp 49-79 **


Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci
Unknown: Sinead Cusack
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Liv Tyler.
Unknown: Bemardo Bertolucci
Diana Grayson: Sinead Cusack
Alex Parrish: Jeremy Irons
Lucy Harmon: Liv Tyler
Monsieur Guillaume: Jean Marais
Ian Grayson: Donal McCann
Richard Reed: Dw Moffett
Noemi: Stefania Sandrelli
Miranda Fox: Rachel Weisz

: Later Presents.... Moby

US artist Moby, the undisputed dance-music phenomenon of 2000, performs a selection of his songs in this special edition of Jools Holland 's music showcase. Tracks range from early material such as Go and Moby's radical reworking of the James Bond Theme to tracks from the huge-selling Play album including Porcelain, Why Does
My Heart Feel So Bad? and Natural Blues. Ends 2.00am. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Jools Holland
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

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