Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.
Including 6.00, 7.00,8.00 news; 6 45, 7.45, 8.45 business news;
6.25,6.55,7.25,7.55,8.25,8.55 weather; 6.27, 6.57, 7.27, 7.57,
8.27,8.57 regional news, travel;
6.35, 7.35, 8.35 sport.
(S from 7am)
Granada to Salamanca
Michael Portillo revisits his
Spanish roots, and discovers that blood is thicker than water.
Continuing the documentary series telling the story of the Second World War.
Red Star. Focusing on the siege of Leningrad, this instalment also assesses the terrible cost of the lonely war fought by Russia. (BW and Colour)
10.50 Whirlwind. Following the Blitz on Britain, the public demand retaliation bombings. Enter newly appointed head of Bomber Command, the vengeful Arthur Harris. (BW and Colour)
Beginning a run of three Science at Christmas programmes examining the pull of modem entertainment, Katy Hill and Steve McKenna explore the idea that music can manipulate our behaviour. To test this, three young musicians are given a week in which to use the latest technology to produce a garage track that will fill dance floors.
Ria is surrounded by the people she loves but forced to do things she hates - it must be Christmas. Written by Carla Lane
Harold and Albert plan Christmas abroad, in the classic sitcom.
Written by Ray Gaiton and Alan Simpson
The highlight of this four-race card from Chepstow's biggest race meeting of the year is the
2.50 L75,000 Welsh National, for which Supreme Glory, who triumphed over the gruelling distance last Christmas, is being primed once more. Also featured are the 1.45 Finale
Juvenile Hurdle Race, the 2.15 Ray Horton Memorial Handicap Steeplechase and the 3.20 "Championship" Stakes
Standard Open National Hunt Rat Race. Presented by Clare Balding.
Senior producer Gerry Morrison
Paul Martin seeks out saleable antiques in Bournemouth.
Preeya Kalidas and Raza Jaffrey , stars of smash-hit musical Bombay Dreams, join Ainsley Harriott for a feast from the East.
Today's contestants each have an obsession.
Civil War drama showing as part of the John Wayne in ... I strand. 1863, and a group of Union soldiers sets out on a raid behind Confederate lines. But the secrecy of their mission is jeopardised when Colonel John Marlowe encounters a beautiful Southern belle. Widescreen. Review page 61.
Ulrector John Ford (1959, PG) The season continues with The Comancheros at 6.10pm on New Year's Eve
Colonel John Marlowe:
Major Henry Kendall:
General U S Grant:
Celebrating a passion for the garden whatever the weather, a host of green-fingered celebrities explain theirfondness for their favourite seasons. Cherished memories include mesmerising bluebell woods in spring, World Cup barbecues in summer, conker fights and woodland walks in autumn, and retreats to the garden shed as winter draws in. Contributions from Alan Titchmarsh , Diarmuid Gavin ,
Rachel de Thame and Charlie Dimmock are complemented by a rich seam of seasonal and comedy archive material. Director/producer Anna Gravelle The Joy of Home can be seen on Thursday 2nd January at 8pm
Adaptation of Barbara Vine's best-selling novel of a young man's search for emotional and sexual gratification. Tim Cornish is dangerous and reckless in his sexual exploits, which involve both men and women. Embarking on a torrid affair with university Professor Ivo Steadman, Tim joins him on a research trip. As their relationship grows increasingly destructive, Tim becomes involved with the enchanting Isabel. Against the backdrop of the starkly beautiful Alaskan landscape, a deadly love triangle unfolds.
Written by Kevin Elyot ; Producers Alison Jackson and James P Lewis
Director Tom Shankland
a 12-year-old Tim Cornish,:
a 17-year-old James Gilman,:
The second series of the acclaimed comedy about office life begins a daily rerun. All set to sacrifice jobs at the Slough branch for the sake of his own career, David Brent experiences a sudden change of heart.
Cast on Boxing Day and Saturday 28 December
Radio One's Emma B, comic actor and ex-Rutle Neil Innes, Seattle-based comedian Dave Fulton, and Skid Row's Sebastian Bach join team captains Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey for more music quiz mayhem. Mark Lamarr hosts.
Patsy Kensit recalls the year in which Sam Fox revealed all, Five Star rivalled the Jacksons and the fashion code required big specs and white stilettos. The TV show of the moment was Moonlighting, and all things Australian were big news. Producer Nick Cory Wright / Love 1987 is shown tomorrow at 12.35am
Jamiroquai, Atomic Kitten and Muse each perform a track of their own, as well as cover versions of songs by Roxy Music, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and Frankie Valli. More tomorrow at 2.05am First shown on BBC Choice