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)
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)
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
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)
Footage of trips to holiday destinations. (R) (S)
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)
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.
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)
Prince of Morocco:
Prince of Arragon:
Duke of Venice:
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)
Denys Finch Hatton:
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)
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
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)
David and Jennifer's mom:
Real Mary Sue Parker:
Real Bud Parker:
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)
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)