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: Breakfast

Presented by Noel Thompson and Susanna Reid.
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. (S from 7am) (W)


Presented By: Noel Thompson
Presented By: Susanna Reid.

: The Trials of Life

Home Making. How all animal architects aim to keep both the elements and intruders at bay through features that include defensive moats. (R) (S)

: Around the World in 80 Days

Dateline to Deadline. Can Michael Palin complete the second half of his trip in time? Last in the series. (R) (S) Michael Palin's Pole to Pole starts a repeat run tomorrow at 10.20am


Presenter: Michael Palin

: Adam Hart-Davis Says Come to Your Senses

The so-called "sixth sense" and the power of touch are investigated in the last of the science series. (S) (W)


Presenter: Adam Hart-Davis

: Holiday Snaps

More diverse destinations around the globe. (R) (S)

: Steptoe and Son

An episode from Christmas Eve 1973. Starring
Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell. Harold is determined to spend Christmas away from his father. Written by Ray Galton , Alan Simpson More on New Year's Eve 1pm (R) (S)


Unknown: Harry H Corbett
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson More

: Great Expectations *****

David Lean 's Oscar-winning adaptation of Dickens's lovel. The life of an orphan boy changes when he comes into a fortune from an unknown benefactor. Review page 52.
(1946. PG) (BW) (S) John Mills also stars in We Dive at
Dawn tomorrow at 5.30pm


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: John Mills
John Mills: Pipan Adult
Valerie Hobson: Estellaan Adult
Joe Gargery: Bernard Miles
Jaggers: Francis L Sullivan
Miss Havisham: Martita Hunt
Abel Magwitch: Finlay Currie
Herbert Pocket: Alec Guinness
Wemmick: Ivor Barnard
Jean Simmons: Estellaa Child

: The Seven Year Itch ****

Comedy. While his family is in :he country for the summer, )ublisher Richard Sherman stays in New York and fantasises about the blonde upstairs.
Widescreen. Review page 52.
Director Billy Wilder (1955, PG)
(S)(W) Marilyn on Marilyn is at 10.20pm


Unknown: Richard Sherman
Director: Billy Wilder
The Girl: Marilyn Monroe
Richard Sherman: Tom Ewell
Helen Sherman: Evelyn Keyes
Tom McKenzie: Sonny Tufts
Dr Brubaker: Oskar Homolka
Plumber: Victor Moore

: Ready Steady Cook

In the second of two specials, CBBC's Michael Underwood and Liam Dolan team up with chefs James Martin and Ross Burden. (S) (W)


Guest: Michael Underwood
Guest: Liam Dolan
Chef: James Martin
Chef: Ross Burden

: Weakest Link - Headliners

The fourth of five specials features nine contestants who have, for various reasons, hit the headlines. Presented by Anne Robinson. (S) (W)
Another special New Year's Day 5.15pm


Presented By: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

Treehouse of Horror VII. Bart encounters his evil twin, Lisa plays God in a science experiment and Homer is abducted by aliens in another terrifying triple bill. (R) (S)
6.20 The Homer They Fall. Familiar faces emerge when Moe uses Homer to get back into the boxing world. With the voice of ring announcer Michael Buffer. (R) (S)


Announcer: Michael Buffer

: Robot Wars Extreme

The First World Championships. UKfavourites Razer and Chaos 2 take on international competitors as 16 robots from 11 countries battle for supremacy. With
Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce. Director Stuart MacDonald : Series producer Bill Hobbins Repeated on Wednesday 2 January at 12.50am Robot Wars Extreme: the Second World
Championship - on Sunday 30 December at 6.05pm (R) (S) (W) BBC ROBOT WARS MAGAZINE: fl.50. January issue on sale now


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Julia Reed.
Commentary By: Jonathan Pearce.
Director: Stuart MacDonald
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: The Good Life

The 1977 Christmas special of the evergreen comedy.
Silly, but It's Fun ... When the Leadbetters are letdown, they're forced round to their neighbours for festive fun.
Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey ; Producer John Howard Davies
Another episode on Wednesday 2 January at 7.30pm (R) (S)


Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Margo Leadbetter: Penelope Keith
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Jerry Leadbetter: Paul Eddington

: Dad's Army: the Lost Episodes

Tonight's Home Guard fun includes two episodes shown for only the second time since they were filmed in 1969, plus a behind-the-scenes documentary. Ends 10.20pm.

Missing Presumed Wiped
Priceless episodes of Dad's Army and other classic programmes, thought to be lost for ever, turned up after a treasure hunt. This is their story.
(S) (W)

8.30 Operation Kilt
A Highland Platoon training exercise has uplifting results for Mainwaring's men.
(R) (S)

9.00 The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage
The men face their greatest test when they suspect the invasion has begun. (R) (S)
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
(Another episode is next Thursday at 10pm)

9.30 Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story
Victoria Wood hosts the true story behind the vintage Home Guard comedy, including rarely seen footage of the cast on location.
(R) (S)

Videoplus number for 8.00-10.20pm (non PDC)
BBC DVD: The Very Best of Dads Army, price £12.99


Director (Missing Presumed Wiped): Kathryn Ross
Executive Producer (Missing Presumed Wiped): May Miller
Producer (Don't Panic!): Gerard Barry
Executive Producer (Don't Panic!): Alan Brown
Writer (Dad's Army): Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer (Dad's Army): David Croft
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
L/Cpl Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Private Walker: James Beck
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Reverend Farthing: Frank Williams
Maurice Yeatman: Edward Sinclair

: Marilyn on Marilyn

Never fully broadcast previously, tapes of magazine interviews given by Marilyn Monroejust before she died in April 1960 blend with rare film footage to tell the story of the screen icon, from intimate details of her childhood to what drove her to become an actress and the effects of fame. Director Paul Kerr : Editor Dan Carey (S) (W)


Unknown: Marilyn Monroejust
Director: Paul Kerr
Editor: Dan Carey

: Point Blank ****

Thriller. Walker is double-crossed and shot by his partner Nhile stealing a fortune from a rival gang. Walker survives and seeks revenge. Widescreen. Review page 55.
Director John Boorman 1967, 18) (S) (W)


Director: John Boorman
Walker: Lee Marvin
Chris: Angie Dickinson
Yost: Keenan Wynn
Brewster: Carroll O'Connor
Frederick Carter: Lloyd Bochner
Stegman: Michael Strong
Mal Reese: John Vernon
Lynne: Sharon Ackel
Hired gun: James Sikking
Waitress: Sandra Warne'

: The Sound of Fury ****

Drama showing as part of the Crimescenes season. Out-of-work
Howard Tyler joins criminal Jerry Slocum to find money to feed his family. When a kidnapping plot goes wrong, the pair face the wrath of a town's residents. Review page 55.
Director Cyril Endfield (1950. PG) (BW) Crimescenes continues tomorrow at 1.05am with While the City Sleeps


Unknown: Howard Tyler
Unknown: Jerry Slocum
Director: Cyril Endfield

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