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: Weekend 24

News roundup, with Asad Ahmad and Susanna Reid. Weather update at 8.25. (W)


Unknown: Asad Ahmad
Unknown: Susanna Reid.

: The Trials of Life

Fighting. How many animals - including zebras, moose and stalk-eyed flies - assess their opponents' fighting prowess before making an attack that risks injury or death. (R) (S)

: Pole to Pole

Russian Steps. The second leg of the trip takes Michael Palin by bus, train and barge across Russia from the cities of St
Petersburg in the north to Odessa in the SOUth. (R) (S)


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em: Australia House

Frank discusses his application to leave Britain. (R) (S)

: Daisies In December

Drama. Gerald Carmody resents being left at a Cornish hotel over Christmas while his son's family goes skiing. Determined not to enjoy himself, his resolve is broken by Katherine Palmer.
Written by John Kane
Director Mark Haber (R) (S)


Unknown: Gerald Carmody
Unknown: Katherine Palmer.
Written By: John Kane
Director: Mark Haber
Gerald Carmody: Joss Ackland
Kayierine Palmer: Jean Simmons
Miss Glaistow: Pippa Guard
Miss Bunch: Judith Barker
Mrs Carmichael: Barbara Lott
Miss Dean: Muriel Pavlow
Joyce Carmody: Sally Knyvette

: Trouble in Tahiti

A young cast perform Leonard Bernstein 's chamber opera, conducted by Paul Daniel.
A couple face a communication breakdown in fifties America - he is a workaholic and she seeks escapism via films. (W)
The Stepdaughter -tomorrow 1.45pm


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Conducted By: Paul Daniel.
Dinah: Stephanie Novacek(mezzo-Soprano)
Sam: Karl Daymond(bass-Baritone)
Trio: Mary Hegarty(soprano)
Trio: Tom Randle(tenor)
Trio: Toby-Stanford Allen(baritone)

: Doctor Zhivago

Epic romantic drama. Doctor and poet Yuri Zhivago is raised in the family of Alexander Gromeko, whose daughter Tonya he marries. But his love is for Lara, the mistress of a political opportunist. With the outbreak of war, their romance is blighted.
Widescreen. Review page 58.
Director David Lean (1965, 15)


Unknown: Yuri Zhivago
Unknown: Alexander Gromeko
Yuri Zhivago: Omar Sharif
Lara: Julie Christie
Tonya: Geraldine Chaplin
Komarovsky: Rod Steiger
Yevgraf: Alec Guinness
Pasha/Strelnikov: Tom Courtenay
Alexander: Ralph Richardson

: The Simpsons

Burns Baby Burns. Montgomery Burns's illegitimate son arrives in Springfield. Guest voice Rodney Dangerfield. (R) (S)


Unknown: Montgomery Burns
Unknown: Rodney Dangerfield

: Combat Sheep

A one-off comedy film that uses puppets and live action to recall the adventures of four ex-army mascot sheep. Featuring the voices of: Written by Tim Firth (S) (W)


Written By: Tim Firth
Harris: Steve Coogan
Peaches: Ronnie Ancona
Moose: Mark Williams
Cooper: Kevin Eldon

: Robot Wars Extreme

The Second World Championship. Craig Charles and Julia Reed introduce the ultimate event in mechanised mayhem as 16 robots from nine different countries compete in the arena of combat in a bid to wrestle the sport's world championship crown from current titleholder Razer. Repeated on Thursday 3 January at 12.15am
The senes continues on Thursday 3 January at 6pm (S) (W)


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Julia Reed

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Too Short a Season. A veteran Federation admiral tries to prove his ability in negotiating the release of hostages - but his methods conceal a deadly personal secret.
Regular cast on Wednesday 2 January at 6.45pm (R) (S)

: The Brady Bunch Movie ***

Comedy inspired by the seventies TV series. Los Angeles, 1995: the Brady bunch are caught in an idyllic time warp )f seventies values. But the family is in danger of losing their house, so it's up to the kids to raise the$20,000 needed to save their home. Widescreen. Review page 58.
Director Betty Thomas (1995, 12) (S) (W)


Director: Betty Thomas
Carol Brady: Shelley Long
Mike Brady: Gary Cole
Mr Dittmeyer: Michael McKean
Marcia Brady: Christine Taylor
Greg Brady: Christopher Daniel Bames
Jan Brady: Jennifer Elise Cox
Peter Brady: Paul Sutera
Cindy Brady: Olivia Hack
Bobby Brady: Jesse Lee
Alice: Henriette Mantel
Mrs Dittmeyer: Jean Smart
Sam Franklin: David Graf
Grandma: Florence Henderson
Donna Leonard: Megan Ward

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Christmas Special
Mark Lamarr hosts a festive edition of the irreverent music quiz, where team captains Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes are joined by Hearsay's Myleene Klass , pop siren Belinda Carlisle, Scottish singer Fish and comedian Johnny Vegas. Director John L Spencer : Producers Simon Bullivant and Warren Prentice
Repeated New Year's Day at 10.30pm (S) (W)


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Sean Hughes
Unknown: Myleene Klass
Unknown: Johnny Vegas.
Director: John L Spencer
Producers: Simon Bullivant

: The Kumars at No 42 - Christmas Special

Sports presenter Gary Lineker , Spice Girl Mel B and ex-Brookside actress Claire Sweeneyjoin Sanjeev and the Kumar family for a seasonal edition of the chat show with a difference. Gary Lineker Himself
Melanie Brown Herself Claire Sweeney Herself
Written by Sanjeev Bhaskar , Richard Pinto and Sharat Sardana Producers Lissa Evans. Richard Pinto and Sharat Sardana
Executive producers Jimmy Mulville. Denise O'Donoghue (S) (W)


Presenter: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Claire Sweeneyjoin Sanjeev
Written By: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Written By: Richard Pinto
Unknown: Richard Pinto
Producers: Jimmy Mulville.
Producers: Denise O'Donoghue
Sanjeev: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Sushila: Meera Syal
Madhuri: Indira Joshi
Ashwin: Vincent Ebrahim

: The Best of Rock Profile

Jamie Theakston presents a compilation of highlights from the recent spoof music series in which he interviews some of the biggest names in the music business - from Elton John to legendary crooner Tom Jones to Irish rockers U2 - all of whom are portrayed by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Director Gareth Carrivick : Producers Ashley Blaker , Andrew Wiltshire (S)


Unknown: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams.
Director: Gareth Carrivick
Producers: Ashley Blaker

: Doubletake

Surreal and sometimes shocking take on events in 2001. Shown on Thursday 27 December at 10pm (S) (W)

: I Love 1976

Muppets star Kermit the frog returns to television screens to introduce the highlights and heart-throbs of 1976, including tennis superstar Bjorn Borg and racing driver James Hunt. It was the year that Abba released the hit single Dancing Queen, Sylvester Stallone won Oscars for the film Rocky and punk rocked the news headlines.
Director Irene McMillan (R) (S) (W) A special edition of I Love the Eighties can be seen tomorrow at 8pm, while the I Love the Seventies series continues on New Year's Day at 11pm


Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Unknown: James Hunt.
Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Director: Irene McMillan

: On Dangerous Ground **

Drama, concluding the Crimescenes season, starring Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino. Obsessive detective
Jim Wilson gets results only by the harsh handling of suspects. Sent to investigate a murder, his encounter with Mary, a blind woman, changes his life. Review page 61.
Director Nicholas Ray (1951) (BW) (S)


Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Ida Lupino.
Unknown: Jim Wilson
Director: Nicholas Ray

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