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: Breakfast

Presented by Asad Ahmad.
Including 6.00,7.00,8.00, news; 6.27, 6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27, 8.57, 9.27 weather; 6.15, 7.15, 8.15, sport (S from 7am) (W)

Contributors

Presenter: Asad Ahmad.

: The Trials of Life

Friends and Rivals. From vampire bats to baboons, David Attenborough investigates the importance of recognising friends and respecting the power of rivals throughout the animal kingdom. (R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown: David Attenborough

: Pole to Pole

Mediterranean Maze. The third leg of his journey takes
Michael Palin through Istanbul on the Bosporus to Aswan on the Nile. Along the way he views the British garrison in Cyprus, visits a real Turkish bath and attends a Greek
Orthodox wedding. (R) (S)36522ii

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Palin

: Gold Diggers: the Secret of Bear Mountain **

adventure. When Beth and her mother move to the :ountry after her father's death, Beth befriends tomboy Jody. The two girls embark on a mission to find hidden gold beneath Bear Mountain.
Widescreen. Review page 61.
Director Kevin James Dobson
(1995, PG) (S) (W)

Contributors

Director: Kevin James Dobson
Beth Easton: Christina Ricci
Jody Salerno: Anna Chlumsky
Kate Easton: Polly Draper
Matt Hollinger: Brian Kerwin
Lynette Salerno: Diana Scarwid
Ray Karnisak: David Keith

: Holiday Snaps

Footage of trips to holiday destinations. (R) (S)

: Steptoe and Son

Another chance to see the 1974 Christmas special of the classic comedy starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. Harold and Albert plan a holiday abroad. (R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H Corbett.

: The Stepdaughter

A performance based on act two of Leos Janacek 's turn-of-the-century opera Jenufa.
Conducted by Graham Jackson.
Shot in the valleys of south
Wales, the film uses a tense film noir style to tell the tragic story of a woman's attempts not to see her stepdaughter make the same mistakes she did.
(W)

Contributors

Unknown: Leos Janacek
Conducted By: Graham Jackson.
Jenufa: Amanda Roocroft(soprano)
Kostelnicka: Suzanne Murphy(soprano)
Laca: Gordon Wilson(tenor)
Steva: Nicholas Sears(tenor)

: The Merchant of Venice

A performance of the Royal National Theatre's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Shakespeare's play, which moves the story to thirties Venice.
Producer Richard Price, Directors Chris Hunt, Trevor Nunn (S) (W)

Contributors

Producer: Richard Price
Director: Chris Hunt
Director: Trevor Nunn
Shylock: Henry Goodman
Antonio: David Bamber
Bassanio: Alexander Hanson
Portia: Derbhle Crotty
Nerissa: Alex Kelly
Gratiano: Richard Henders
Jessica: Gabrielle Jourdan
Lorenzo: Jack James
Solanio: Mark Umbers
Salerio: Peter de Jersey
Prince of Morocco: Chu Omambala
Prince of Arragon: Raymond Coultnard
Duke of Venice: David Burt

: Out of Africa ****

Oscar-winning biographical drama. Karen Blixen leaves her native Denmark in 1913 to marry a Swedish baron and run a coffee farm in Kenya. Travelling to Nairobi, she meets adventurer Denys Finch Hatton and a love story begins that is inextricably bound up with the beauty of Africa, its land and its people. Widescreen. Review page 61.
Director Sydney Pollack (1985. PG) (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Karen Blixen
Unknown: Denys Finch Hatton
Director: Sydney Pollack
Karen: Meryl Streep
Denys Finch Hatton: Robert Redford
Baron/Hans Klaus: Maria Brandauer
Berkeley Cole: Michael Kitchen
Farah: Malick Bowens
Kamante: Joseph Thiaka
Kinanjui: Stephen Kinyanjui
Lord Delamere: Michael Gough
Felicity: Suzanna Hamilton
Lady Belfield: Rachel Kempson

: Happy New Year

In the traditional end-of-year message, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Dr George Carey , reflects on the past year and looks forward to the 12 months to come.
Producer Chris Loughlin Repeated tomorrow 1.25pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Dr George Carey
Producer: Chris Loughlin

: I Love the Eighties

For all thirty somethings, a compilation of highlights from the nostalgia-laden series that ran from January to March earlier this year. It was the decade when rah-rah skirts and deeley boppers were considered the height of fashion, every woman's dream was supposedly personified by Baywatch's David Hasselhoff and Tom Selleck as Magnum, when dolls either came from the cabbage patch or were martial-arts-practising turtles living in a sewer, and music ran the gamut from the northern synthesiser pop of the Human League to the prototype boy band Bros. Relive the eighties again at 1.25am.
Executive producer Alan Brown (S) (W) The Love the Seventies series continues tomorrow at 11pm with

Contributors

Unknown: David Hasselhoff
Unknown: Tom Selleck
Producer: Alan Brown

: Pleasantville *****

Fantasy comedy drama. Following a fight over the TV remote control, teenagers David and Jenniferfind themselves transported to the black-and-white setting of fifties soap opera Pleasantville. Struggling to integrate themselves into this two-dimensional world, the siblings discover their modern sensibilities are having a strange effect on other characters in the show. Widescreen. Review page 61.
Director Gary Ross (1998.12) (Colour and BW) (S) (W)

Contributors

Director: Gary Ross
David: Tobey Maguire
Jennifer: Reese Witherspoon
Betty Parker: Joan Allen
George Parker: William H MacY
MrJohnson: Jeff Daniels
Big Bob: Jt Walsh
TV repairman: Don Knotts
Skip: Paul Walker
Margaret Henderson: Marley Shelton
David and Jennifer's mom: Jane Kaczmarek
Howard: Giuseppe Andrews
Kimmy: Marissa Ribisi
Mark Davis: Justin Nimmo
Real Mary Sue Parker: Natalie Ramsey
Real Bud Parker: Kevin Connors
Christin: Jenny Lewis
Mr Simpso: Harry Singleton

: Jools's Annual Hootenanny

Jools Holland presents the ninth annual New Year's Eve musical feast. Alongside Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, artists on the night include Edwin Starr , performingthe pacifist's foot-stomping anthem War; Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman Huey Morgan with a Sinatra classic; Paul Heaton of the Beautiful South fronting a big band version of the hit Rotterdam; founding member of Velvet Underground John Cale ; Marc Almond , performing an orchestrated version of Soft Cell's 1982 song Say
Hello Wave Goodbye; and the guitarists from the Rolling Stones and Guns 'n' Roses, Ronnie Wood and Slash, covering Chuck Berry 's Little Queenie. Plus singer-songwriter David Gray , resurgent Ulster rockers Ash and British soul sensation Beverley Knight , with the Pipers of the First Battalion of Scots Guards piping in the new year. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producers Mark Cooper and Alison Howe
Repeated tomorrow at 1.30pm (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Edwin Starr
Unknown: Huey Morgan
Unknown: Paul Heaton
Unknown: John Cale
Unknown: Marc Almond
Unknown: Ronnie Wood
Unknown: Chuck Berry
Songwriter: David Gray
Unknown: Beverley Knight
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producers: Mark Cooper
Producers: Alison Howe

: I Love the Eighties

Another chance to see the programme shown earlier this evening that looked back at the highlights and low points of the hedonistic eighties. (R) (S) (W)








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