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: Children's BBC Hollyday HoT

Ends 9.00.
Yoho Ahoy! Animation. (R)

: Playdays

Chris, Peggy and friends meet the Mad Hatter. (R)

: See It Saw It

Comedy sketches from series two. (S)

: Spider-Man

Crime fighting superhero antics. (R)

: The All-New Popeye Show

Animated adventures with the spinach-guzzling sailor. (R)

: Zorro

Montecero tries to cut off the villagers' water. (R)

: Turning Points

Richard Branson tells how he set up his own airline. (S)


Unknown: Richard Branson

: Laurel and Hardy: The Music Box

A piano delivery causes grief for the much-loved double act. (BW) (R) (S)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: That's Entertainment, Part II

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire host this compilation sequel, dancing together for the first time in 30 years and introducing a variety of clips from the golden days of Hollywood. Stars featured include Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton , Katharine Hepburn , Spencer Tracy and the Marx Brothers.
Director Gene Kelly (1976, U)
(Colour and BW) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ****


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Buster Keaton
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Director: Gene Kelly

: Rodgers and Hammerstein: the Sound of Movies

Documentary. The stories behind the hit movie musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein, from their first, "State Fair", to the most successful musical film ever, "The Sound of Music". Hosted by Carousel star Shirley Jones, and featuring contributions from Julie Andrews and Rita Moreno. (1995, U) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ***


Presenter: Shirley Jones
Interviewee: Julie Andrews
Interviewee: Rita Moreno.
Director: Kevin Burns

: Angelmouse

Ends 1.20.
Good deeds from the animated mouse. (R)

: Poddington Peas

Animation. The peas become stranded. (R)

: The Importance of BeingEarnest

Comedy drama starring Michael Redgrave and Michael Denison. Two bachelors pretend to be called "Ernest" in order to court Gwendolen and Cecily.
Director Anthony Asquith (1952, U)
(S) Films; pp 49-79 ****


Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Michael Denison.
Director: Anthony Asquith
Jack Worthing: Michael Redgrave
Algernon Moncrieff: Michael Denison
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
CecilyCardew: Dorothy Tutin
Gwendolen Fairfax: Joan Greenwood
Miss Prism: Margaret Rutherford

: Rage at Dawn

Western starring Randolph Scott. Sent undercover to bring down the criminal Reno brothers in Indiana, agent James Barlow poses as an outlaw - but his feelings for the men's sister complicates the mission.
Director Tim Whelan (1955. U) (S) Films: pp 49-79 **


Unknown: Randolph Scott.
Unknown: James Barlow
Director: Tim Whelan
James Barlow: Randolph Scott
Frank Reno: Forrest Tucker
Laura Reno: Mala Powers
Sim Reno J: Carrol Naish

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary contest presided over by Ainsley Harriott. (S)


Presenter: Ainsley Harriott.

: The Weakest Link

Celebrity special of the ruthless quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. Shown Christmas Eve at 5.25pm
(S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: Thunderbirds

Desperate Intruder. Brains and Tin-Tin search for golden treasure in a lake, but the Hood lies in wait ready to use his hypnotic powers to claim the loot. (R) (S)

: Star Trek: Voyager

Meld. In an attempt to understand the motives of a killer who has murdered a crew member, Tuvok performs a dangerous mindmeld. (R) (S)

: Great Expectations

First in a two-part rerun of the acclaimed dramatisation of the Charles Dickens novel, starring loan Gruffudd, Charlotte Rampling and Bernard Hill.
On the bleak Kent marshes, a young boy has a frightening encounter that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Concluding part tomorrow at 7.30pm. See Choice.
Dramatised by Tony Marchant ; Producer David Snodin ; Director Julian Jarrold (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Charlotte Rampling
Unknown: Bernard Hill.
Dramatised By: Tony Marchant
Producer: David Snodin
Director: Julian Jarrold
Pip: Loan Gruffudd
Miss Havisham: Charlotte Rampling
Abel Magwitch: Bernard Hill
Estella: Justine Waddell
Young Pip: Gabriel Thomson
Young Estella: Gemma Gregory
Joe Gargery: Clive Russell
Jaggers: Ian McDiarmid
MrsJoe: Lesley Sharp
Orlick: Tony Curran
Pumblechook: Terence Rigby
Biddy: Emma Cunniffe
Herbert Pocket: Daniel Evans
Wemmick: Nicholas Woodeson
Compeyson: Donald Sumpter
Bentley Drummle: James Hillier
Matthew Pocket: David Horovitch
Sarah Pocket: Selina Cadell
Wopsle: Nicholas Blane
Molly: Laila Morse
Camilla Pocket: Sandra Voe
The Aged P: Hugh Lloyd
Startop: Ifan Meredith
Young Herbert: Laurence Dobiesz
Young Biddy: Laura Aikman
Young Orlick: Timothy Tranter
Sergeant: Reggie Stewart
Pip's servant: Roland Manookian
Supplicant mother: Alison Newman

: Fred Dibnah's Victorian Heroes

The first of three new nightly documentaries examining different aspects of Victorian life.
"The golden age of engineering" is celebrated by Fred Dibnah. These are the stories of the three greatest
Victorian engineers: railway builder Robert Stephenson , ship and bridge designer Isambard Kingdom Brunei and armaments industry founder William Armstrong. On a round-Britain trip, Dibnah admires achievements including the Clifton suspension bridge and the Box Hill tunnel, and reveals engineering secrets in his own workshop. Producer David Hall ; Executive producers Jonathan Stamp and Mike Greenwood (S) (W)


Unknown: Fred Dibnah.
Unknown: Robert Stephenson
Unknown: William Armstrong.
Producer: David Hall
Producers: Jonathan Stamp
Producers: Mike Greenwood

: A Simple Twist of Fate

Drama starring Steve Martin and Gabriel Byrne. After a personal tragedy, furniture maker Michael McMann has decided to live a reclusive rural life. Then, during a snowstorm, a mother collapses and dies on his doorstep, leaving him to look after her young daughter. Widescreen.
Director Gillies MacKinnon (1994, PG) (S) (W)
Films: pp 49-79 ***


Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Gabriel Byrne.
Unknown: Michael McMann
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Michael McMann: Steve Martin
John Newland: Gabriel Byrne
Nancy Newland: Laura Unney
Mrs Simon: Catherine O'Hara
Mathilda McCann, aged ten: Alana Austin
Mathilda McCann aged five: Alyssa Austin
Tanny Newland: Stephen Baldwin
Keating: Byron Jennings
Bryce Michael: Des Barres

: Storyville

I Loved You. Award-winning film-maker Viktor Kossakovsky examines the nature of human love in three stories which together look at his mentors, a shot-gun wedding outside Moscow, and the relationship of two St Petersburg kindergarten children. In Russian with English subtitles.
Series editor Nick Fraser
(W) Storyville - Black and White in Colour is on Thursday 4 January at 11.20pm


Unknown: Viktor Kossakovsky
Editor: Nick Fraser

: The Wolf Man

Classic horror starring Lon Chaney Jr and Claude Rains , continuing the Universal Horror season.
Prodigal son Larry Talbot returns to his ancestral home, only to be bitten by a werewolf and cursed for life. Ends 2.15am.
Director George Waggner (1941. PG) (BW) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ****


Unknown: Lon Chaney Jr
Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Larry Talbot
Director: George Waggner
LarryTalbot/Wolf Man: Lon Chaneyjr
Sir John Talbot: Claude Rains
Gwen Conliffe: Evelyn Ankers
Col Paul Montford: Ralph Bellamy
Dr Lloyd: Warren William
Bela: Bela Lugosi

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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