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: Breakfast

With Asad Ahmad , Louise Minchin. Including 6.00,7.00,8.00, news;
6.45, 7.45, 8.45 business news;
6.25, 6.53, 7.25, 7.53, 8.25, 8.53,
9.25 weather; 6.35, 7.35, 8.35 sport. Editor Richard Porter
(S from 7am) (W) 761892 7


Unknown: Asad Ahmad
Unknown: Louise Minchin.
Editor: Richard Porter

: The Trials of Life

Finding Food. The search for food in the animal world. With leaves defended by poisons and seeds clad in thorns, animals fight back in very innovative ways. (R) <s) Continues Boxing Day at 9.30am

: Around the World In 80 Days

Ancient Mariners. Michael Palin travels from Dubai to Bombay aboard a primitive boat. In the Strait of Hormuz the engine fails, leaving mines from the Iran-Iraq war drifting by. (R) (S)


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Holiday Snaps

More destinations. (R) (S)

: Wagonmaster ★★★★

Western. In 1879, a wagon train heads for the Utah-Wzona border. With two rootloose young men acting as guides, they meet travelling entertainers, fugitive gunfighters and indians. Review page 41.
Director John Ford (1950, PG)
(BW) (S)


Director: John Ford
Travis: Ben Johnson
Wiggs: Ward Bond
Denver: Joanne Dru
Sandy: Harry Carey Jr
Uncle Shiloh: Charles Kemper

: Dear God**

Comedy. After mistakenly targeting two undercover cops, a con man must choose between jail or a legitimate job. Widescreen. Review page 41.
Director Garry Marshall (1996, PG)
(S) (W)


Director: Garry Marshall
Tom Turner: Greg Kinnear
Rebecca Frazen: Laurie Metcalf
Gloria McKinney: Maria Pitillo
Herman Dooly: Tim Conway

: Morning Departure ***

Deep-sea drama. Twelve members of a submarine crew are trapped beneath the ocean. But on-board rescue facilities are capable of saving only eight. Review page 41.
Director Roy Baker (1950)
(BW) (S) John Mills stars in Great Expectations on Friday 28 December at 12.55pm


Director: Roy Baker
Unknown: John Mills
Armstrong: John Mills
Helen: Helen Cherry
Stoker Snipe: Richard Attenborough
Rose Snipe: Lana Morris
Lieutenant Manson: Nigel Patrick

: The Likely Lads

Classic comedy starring Rodney Bewes and James Bolan. Terry threatens Bob and Thelma's enjoyment of the festivities.
Written by Dick Clement , Ian La Frenais (R) (S)


Unknown: Rodney Bewes
Unknown: James Bolan.
Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais

: Carols from King's

A celebration of Christmas from the Chapel of King's
College, Cambridge. The story or Christmas is told through Bible readings and poems, while carols include Once in Royal David's City and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Producers David Kremer and James Whitbourn (S)(W) A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the traditional Christmas Eve carol service from King's College, Cambridge, is broadcast today at 3pm on Radio 4 and tomorrow at 2pm on Radio 3


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon ****

Western. A US Cavalry officer suffers a serious setback on his last mission and is "retired" before he can take further action. In order to avert a full-scale Indian war, he decides to act on his own initiative. Review page 43.
Director John Ford (1949. PG) (S) John Wayne stars in El Dorado , showing on Thursday 27 December at 6pm


Director: John Ford
Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: El Dorado
Captain Brittles: John Wayne
Olivia: Joanne Dru
Lieutenant Cohill: John Agar
Tyree: Ben Johnson
Lieutenant Pennell: Harry Careyjr
Mrs Allshard: Mildred Natwick
SgtQuincannon: Victor McLaglen
Dr O'Laughlin: Arthur Shields
Toucey Rynders: Harry Woods
Pony-ThatWalks: Chief John Bigtret
Major Allshard: George O'Brie
Hench: Fred Graham

: Some Mothers Do Ave 'Em

The Christmas 1975 episode of the classic comedy series, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. Learning to Drive. On his final driving lesson before his test, Frank takes an unscheduled diversion, much to the horror of his instructor. Back at home, he discovers he has been selected to feature in a DIY programme for the BBC. Featuring a guest appearance by DJ David Jacobs.
For more cast see Thursday 27 December at 9pm (R) (S)


Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Michele Dotrice.
Unknown: David Jacobs.
Mrs Perkins: Hazel Bainbridge
Mr Wheeler: George Sewell
TV interviewer: David Jacobs
Cameraman: Michael Angrave
Clapper boy: David Woodcock
Sound man: Richard Latham
Makeup girt: Wendy Gilmore

: I Love Christmas

A nostalgic journey back through the archives to the Christmasses of the seventies and eighties, when Santa Claus was instructed to deliver Tonka cars and Barbie dolls to millions of expectant, excited children, afternoons were spent gripped in front of the TV for the likes of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Snowman, and music of the era featured everything from Phil Spector to Greg Lake.
Director Andrew Nicholson; Producer Will Bryant (S) (W) A compilation of highlights from the series I Love the Eighties is showing on New Year's Eve at 8pm. I Love 1972 is tonight at 10.45pm


Director: Andrew Nicholson
Producer: Will Bryant

: Porridge: No Way Out

The Christmas 1975 episode of the classic comedy.
Fletch pretends that an old knee injury has flared up in the hopes that he'll get to spend Christmas in the prison hospital. However, the obligatory check up at the local civilian hospital provides the ideal opportunity for him to assist with the escape of a fellow inmate.
The Christmas 1976 episode is tomorrow at 11.15pm (R) (S)


Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Mr Mackay: Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Harry Grout: Peter Vaughan
Prison doctor: Graham Crowden
Warren: Sam Kelly
Lukewarm: Christopher Biggins
Sandra: Carol Hawkins
Nurse: Elisabeth Day

: I Love 1972

Continuing the repeated series focusing on the popular culture of the decade. David Cassidy is tonight's celebrity presenter. He recalls the appeal of Fruit Salad sweets and looks back to his battle with Donny Osmond to become the world's top teen heart-throb. Plus memories of the challenge that ITV's Magpie posed to BBC's Blue Peter in the realm of children's television, the racism of the controversial comedy series Love Thy Neighbour and the huge influence of The Joy of Sex and Cosmopolitan.
Director Manna Warsama (R) (S) I Love 1973 is showing tomorrow at 12 midnight


Presenter: David Cassidy
Director: Manna Warsama

: Farewell My Lovely

Classic film noir showing as part of the Crimescenes season. Raymond Chandler's famous creation, private eye Philip Marlowe, faces one of his toughest cases when he is hired by an ex-convict to find his former girlfriend. Review page 43. (1945, PG) (BW) (S) *****
Crimescenes continues tomorrow at 1:00am with Beyond a Reasonable Doubt


Director: Edward Dmytryk
Philip Marlowe: Dick Powell
Mrs Grayle: Claire Trevor
Ann Grayle: Anne Shirley
Jules Amthor: Otto Kruger
Moose Malloy: Mike Mazurki
Marriott: Douglas Walton
Mr Grayle: Miles Mander
Lt Randall: Don Douglas
Dr Sonderborg: Ralf Harolde
Mrs Florian: Esther Howard

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