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Halifax to Porteau Cove
Mountaineer Chris Bonnington travels across Canada by train, taking the opportunity to climb in the Rocky Mountains while there.
American animation chronicling the lives of the Simpson family.
'Twas the Night before
Christening. Will promises that Boyz II Men will perform at a christening.
A repeat of the four-part series from spring this year in which
William Shawcross tells the story of the Queen's 50-year-reign through personal recollections, archive film and new footage. Servant of the People. A look at the Queen's relationship with her people during a period of unprecedented social change. Includes an interview with the Princess Royal.
11.45 Private Passions
Identifying who has most influenced the Queen, and how she handles problems within her family, featuring home movie footage.
12.45 Enduring Loyalties
Assessing the Queen's role as head of the Commonwealth and her skills of diplomacy.
1.45 My Government and I
As head of state, Elizabeth II has presided over the terms of office often prime ministers, five of whom are now dead. This episode examines the Queen's relationship with her governments. Series producer John Bridcut
Deborah Bull introduces a performance from Stockholm's Royal Opera House of the Director Laureate of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sir Peter Wright 's revised version of Petipa's classic Tchaikovsky ballet.
A beautiful princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by a malign magician, Rothbart. With the Royal Swedish Ballet conducted by Michel Queval.
Executive producers Ross MacGibbon. Christina Hornblad : Director
A profile of singer, actor and American icon Bing Crosby , chronicling his life from birth in Tacoma, Washington in 1903, via fame as a 1930s crooner in Hollywood - Crosby made more successful recordings than Sinatra and the Beatles combined -to star of the big and small screens through roles in White Christmas, High Society and his own television show. Director Nigel Algar; Series producer Paul Kerr
Frank Capra's classic fantasy drama.
George Bailey is a small-town businessman who believes he has been a failure. Contemplating suicide, George meets his guardian angel and discovers what life in the town of Bedford Falls would have been like had he never lived.
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Her Majesty addresses the nation and the Commonwealth. With in-vision sign language.
A special in which the soprano is joined by South American opera star Jose Cura , South African diva Sibongile Khumalo and jazz trumpeter Guy Barker for a performance of seasonal tunes at the Harrogate International Centre.
With the Northern Sinfonia and the Northern Spirit Singers conducted by Philip Ellis , Garrett and guests perform Lux Aetema , the choral setting of Nimrod from Elgar's Enigma
Variations, Some Enchanted Evening, Abide With Me, Baby It's Cold Outside, Little Drummer Boy and Silent Night.
Director Guy Freeman ; Producer Emma Cornish
Biographical comedy drama directed by Mike Leigh.
Following the relative failure of their latest opera, Princess Ida, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan clash over the topic of their next project and seem set to end their partnership.
But then Gilbert's wife persuades him to visit an exhibition of Japanese culture. Widescreen. Review page 54.
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Brent hires a secretary using dubious selection criteria. Later, it's beers all round as the team go to Chasers, Slough's premier nightspot, and Gareth manages to attract a member of the opposite sex.
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Guests joining moderator Mark Lamarr and team captains
Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey are singer-songwriter
Billy Bragg , founder member of the Small Faces Ian McLagan , comedian and journalist Mark Steel and Gay-yee Westerhoff , cellist with girl band Bond.
Holly Johnson , lead singer with Frankie Goes to Hollywood, recalls the year that Relax was banned, thus ensuring its success. At the same time, Madonna was crowned the queen of pop, Sade defined the concept of coffee-table music and the film careers of "Brat Pack" members Demi
Moore, Emilio Estevez and Rob Lowe were launched.
Director Martyn Smith 1 Love 1985 is tomorrow at 12.30am
Ash perform Burn Baby Burn and the Buzzcocks' I Don't Mind, Idlewild play American English and their take on the Cure's Boys Don't Cry and Al deliver their rendition of Bryan Adams 's Summer of 69 plus their own track Make It Good. Presented by Dermot O'Leary.
More tomorrow at 2am First shown on BBC Choice