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: Across the Pacific

Spy drama starring Humphrey Bogart. Rick Leland is given a _ fake discharge from the US army and assigned to follow the trail of suspected enemy agents. Directed by John Huston and Vincent Sherman (1942. U) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-55 * * *


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart.
Unknown: Rick Leland
Directed By: John Huston
Directed By: Vincent Sherman

: Weekend 24

A roundup from News 24, plus weather at 8.25. (W)

: Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai

Romantic drama, showing as part of the Asia 2 strand, starring Salman Khan as a playboy who has little feelings forthe women he dates then promptly leaves. In Hindi with English subtitles. Director Deepak Sareen
(1998, PG) Films: pp 51-55 ***


Unknown: Salman Khan
Director: Deepak Sareen

: See Hear on Saturday

Lara Crooks investigates whether deaf people get equal access to the tourist industry in Britain. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. (R) Repeated Wed at 2.15am on BBC1

: Holiday Snaps

A destination review.

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Boxer

Sgt Bilko discovers a former boxing champion in his platoon.
(BW) (R) (S)

: Battlestar Galactica

Magnificent Warriors. Commander Adama revives a relationship with an old flame to save the fleet from starvation. (R) (S)

: Thunderbirds

Desperate Intruder. The Hood sets out to capture Brains.
Shown last Tuesday (S)

: The Square Peg

A double bill of newly restored Norman Wisdom films, introduced by the star himself, begins with this Second World War comedy. Drafted into the army, Norman Pitkin 's incompetence proves disastrous, especially when transported behind enemy lines, where he is a menace to friend and foe alike. Widescreen.
Director John Paddy Carstairs (1958, U) Postponed from Tuesday 19 December
(BW) (S) Films: pp 51-55 **


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Norman Pitkin
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Norman Pitkin/General Schreiber: Norman Wisdom
Lesley Cartland: Honor Blackman
MrGrimsdale: Edward Chapman
Sergeant Loder: Campbell Singer
Gretchen von Schmetterling: Hattie Jacques

: The Bulldog Breed

Comedy, concluding today's Norman Wisdom double bill.
When he is crossed in love, hapless grocer Norman Puckle joins the navy where he is put into training to man an interplanetary rocket. Widescreen.
Director Robert Asher (1960, PG)
Postponed from Wednesday 20 December (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-55**


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Norman Puckle
Director: Robert Asher
Norman Puckle: Norman Wisdom
Admiral Sir Bryanston Blyth: Ian Hunter
CPO Knowles: David Lodge
Commander Clayton: Robert Urquhart
MrPhilpots: Edward Chapman


Steve Wright presents a Christmas party edition featuring Madness, Abba, Steps, Ricky Martin , Blur and the Rolling Stones.
Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: Ricky Martin

: What the Papers Say

Jim White of The Guardian reviews the week's news. (S)


Unknown: Jim White

: World Darts

For the next nine days, the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley
Green, Surrey, plays hostto the World Professional Darts championship. Thirty-two players from around the world will be competing for prize money of L189,000, with the added incentive of 52,000 for a nine-dart checkout.
Strong favourites to win the competition are England's
Mervyn King and Raymond Bameveld from the Netherlands.
Live coverage of the first round begins at 7pm, featuring the match between number five seed Co Stompe , who reached the semi-finals last year, and England's Andy Smith. Ray Stubbs and Bobby George present the coverage. Commentary is by Tony Green and John Part.
Producer Lance Hardy ; Executive producer Malcolm Kemp (W)


Unknown: Raymond Bameveld
Unknown: Co Stompe
Unknown: Andy Smith.
Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Bobby George
Unknown: John Part.
Producer: Lance Hardy
Producer: Malcolm Kemp

: The Greeks

Uam Neeson narrates a new three-part series about the rise, demise and legacy of the Greek empire, which stretched from Asia to Spain and marked the dawn of Western civilisation.
The Birth of Democracy. The start of the world's first democracy is seen through the eyes of Cleisthenes, the Athenian nobleman who masterminded the creation of a fiercely independent "society of equals". See Choice.
Director Cassian Harrison (S) (W) BBC BOOK: a hardback is available now from bookshops
Polly Toynbee : page 16; Ancient Greece sites - Webwatch: p39


Director: Cassian Harrison
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: The Last of the Mohicans

Period adventure, inspired by James Fenimore Cooper 's classic novel, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe. Hawkeye and Uncas are the sons of Chingachgook. They fight as mercenaries in the power struggle between the French and British in the New World, but suddenly find themselves involved in bitter intrigue and betrayal, where far more than land is at stake. Widescreen.
Director Michael Mann (1992,15) (S) (W) Films: pp 51-55 ****


Unknown: James Fenimore Cooper
Unknown: Daniel Day-Lewis
Unknown: Madeleine Stowe.
Director: Michael Mann
Hawkeye: Daniel Day-Lewis
Cora Munro: Madeleine Stowe
Chingachgook: Russell Means
Uncas: Eric Schweig
Alice Munro: Jodhi May
General Montcalm: Patrice Chereau
Major Duncan Heyward: Steven Waddington
Magua: Wes Studi
Col Edmund Munro: Maurice Roeves

: The Paper

Comedy drama, from the director of Apollo 13 and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, starring Michael Keaton , Glenn Close and Robert Duvall. The Sun newspaper means everything to its city editor Henry Hackett. Not even the impending birth of his first child or a job at the upmarket Sentinel can deflect him from the search for a good story. So when a possible exclusive virtually drops in his lap, the race is on to get the story before the presses roll.
Director Ron Howard (1994. 15) (S) Films: pp 51-55 ****


Unknown: Michael Keaton
Unknown: Glenn Close
Unknown: Robert Duvall.
Editor: Henry Hackett.
Director: Ron Howard
Henry Hackett: Michael Keaton
Alicia Clark: Glenn Close
Bernie White: Robert Duvall
Martha Hackett: Marisa Tomei
McDougal: Randy Quaid
Graham Keighley: Jason Robards
Marion Sandusky: Jason Alexander
Paul Bladden: Spalding Gray
Susan: Catherine O'Hara
Janet: Lynne Thigpen

: World Darts

Highlights from the first day's play at the World Professional
Darts championship from Frimley Green. Six first-round matches have already been played, and three seeds have been in action, including the number one seed from
England Mervyn King against Chris Mason , one of last year's semi-finalists. (W)


Unknown: Chris Mason

: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Oscar-winning adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson 's classic horror tale, starring Fredric March and Miriam Hopkins. A young physician starts experimenting on himself, but with terrible consequences.
Director Rouben Mamoulian (1932, 12) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-55 ****


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Miriam Hopkins.
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Dr Henry Jekyll Mr Hyde: Fredric March
Ivy Pearson: Miriam Hopkins
Muriel Carew: Rose Hobart
Dr Lanyon: Holmes Herbert
Brigadier General Carew: Halliwell Hobbes
Utterson: Arnold Lucy

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/leamingzone
GCSE Bltesize Revision English 1 Ends 5am. (S)

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