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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.
Timetable on Wednesday 2 January


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Williams.

: The Making of The Trials of Life

Another opportunity to gain an insight into the nature of the painstaking work involved in producing the critically acclaimed BBC natural-history series presented by David Attenborough. (R) (S)


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Pole to Pole

The penultimate leg of Michael Palin 's epic journey from the North to the South Pole.
Evil Shadow. Palin travels to
South Africa's largest city,
Johannesburg, where he finds that there are no places left on the once-a-year sailing to the Antarctic. Does this mean that he will be unable to complete his journey? (R) (S) The series concludes tomorrow


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Once upon a Honeymoon

Wartime comedy, starring Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant.
In Europe, an American radio correspondent attempts to rescue a Brooklyn-born showgirl from her Austrian baron husband, who has Nazi connections. Review page 66. Director Leo McCarey (1942, PG) (BW) (S) **


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Cary Grant.
Director: Leo McCarey

: The Phil Silvers Show

Eating Contest. Bilko lays a bet on a new GI nicknamed "the stomach". Guest-starring Fred Gwynne. (BW) (R) (S)


Unknown: Fred Gwynne.

: Ultimate Wild Paradises - the Top Ten Destinations

Bill Oddie presents a countdown of the ten most popular locations for naturalists. The selection offers a chance to view some classic wildlife documentaries, while David Attenborough and Simon King are among those revealing their own favourites. Dragons of the Galapagos The role played by volcanos in the ecosystem of the remote islands made famous by Charles Darwin. South Georgia - an Island All Alone How king penguins and wandering albatrosses survive on the inhospitable Antarctic island. TheLion'sKing A film about the verdant Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania, Africa, and the great varieties of wildlife it supports. Reef Encounter Underwater treasures around the island of Sipaden, offthe coast of Borneo in South East Asia.
Wildlife Special -Tiger An intimate portrayal of a tigress and her cubs living in India's Khana national park.
Producer Dale Templar (R) (S) (W)Bill Oddie Goes Wild is tonight at 8pm WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Simon King
Unknown: Charles Darwin.
Producer: Dale Templar
Unknown: Bill Oddie

: Ready Steady Cook

Two more contestants team up with top chefs to create 20-minute meals. (R) (S) (W) BBC BOOK: The Big Ready Steady Cook Book, hardback £14.99. paperback £9.99

: Weakest Link

More competitors face the walk of shame in the ruthless elimination quiz. (R) (S) (W)

: The Simpsons

Bart after Dark. While Marge is away, Bart secures an eveningjob in a "burlesque parlour". (R) (S)
6.20 A Milhouse Divided. Marital problems between Milhouse's parents prompt Homerto rethink his relationship with Marge. (R) (S)

: Robot Wars Extreme

The Ail-Star Quarter-Finals. The top eight robots in the UK do battle in the combat arena to establish which machine is deserving of the accolade "the best of the best". Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Director Stuart MacDonald : Series producer Bill Hobbins
Repeated at 1.10am (S) (W)


Presented By: Craig Charles
Presented By: Julia Reed.
Director: Stuart MacDonald
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: Clarissa and the Countryman

The first in a new eight-part series of the programme in which Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott share their passion for rural pastimes and traditions.
Terriers. The duo travel around the country to participate in a range of sports involving terriers, from glatting - hunting for conger eels with a dog - to ratting and racing.
Director Kate Dillon ; Executive producer Patrick Flavelle (S) (W)


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Johnny Scott
Director: Kate Dillon
Producer: Patrick Flavelle

: Bill Oddie Goes Wild

The diverse flora and fauna of the British Isles is explored by Bill Oddie in this new eight-part series.
Oddie's journey begins in the beautiful Isles of Scilly, where he discovers thriving tropical flowers, swims with seals and finds a bizarre creature that glows in the dark.
Producer Simon Roberts : Series producer Stephen Moss (S) (W)


Producer: Simon Roberts
Producer: Stephen Moss

: The Flying Gardener

A new eight-part series of the airborne gardening show in which Chris Beardshaw travels by helicopter to a different area of Britain each week to dispense horticultural advice. West Sussex. Beardshaw flies across fields of barley, wheat and maize and the beautiful South Downs in search of inspiration for turning a lifeless patch into a colourful and contemporary late summer garden. (S) (W) BBC MAGAZINES: Gardeners' World. £2.60. February issue on sale 4 January Gardens Illustrated, L3.50. December/January issue on sale now

: The Making of Adolf Hitler - Timewatch

A new series of Timewatch begins with this documentary investigation into new research on the early years of the Nazi leader, which have always been mired in controversy. Surprising new information comes to light about his first love amid recent claims that the young Hitler was homosexual. Producer Tilman Remme : Editor Laurence Rees (S) (W)


Producer: Tilman Remme
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Trade Secrets

Expert explorers divulge some of their survival tips.
Director Paul Jackson : Producer Niall Fraser (R) (S)


Director: Paul Jackson
Producer: Niall Fraser

: Dad's Army

A Man of Action. In an episode from 1974, a bomb drops on the outskirts of Walmington-on-Sea, leading Captain
Mainwaring to declare a state of martial law. (R) (sj For cast see Friday 28 December at 8pm

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.
(S) (W)


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Newsnight Review

Bonnie Greer , Jeanette Winterson and John Careyjoin Kirsty Wark to discuss the cultural events of the week.
Producer Mark Bell Repeated next Monday on BBC Knowledge (S) (W)


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Unknown: John Careyjoin
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: Persons Unknown **

Thriller starring Joe Mantegna and Kelly Lynch. Cop-tumedsecurity boss Jim Holland runs into roller-blading blonde
Amanda, and the pair soon become lovers. But events take a sinister turn when Jim realises that Amanda has gained access to his client files. Widescreen. Review page 69.
Director George Hickenlooper (1996. 18) (S) (W)


Unknown: Joe Mantegna
Unknown: Kelly Lynch.
Unknown: Jim Holland
Director: George Hickenlooper

: Robot Wars Extreme

Shown at 6.45pm (S) (W)

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S) (W)

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