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: Breakfast

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)


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Williams.

: Great Railway Journeys

Granada to Salamanca
Michael Portillo revisits his
Spanish roots, and discovers that blood is thicker than water.

: The World at War

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)

: Can't Get Enough....Music

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.


Unknown: Katy Hill
Unknown: Steve McKenna

: Butterflies

Ria is surrounded by the people she loves but forced to do things she hates - it must be Christmas. Written by Carla Lane


Written By: Carla Lane

: Steptoe and Son

Harold and Albert plan Christmas abroad, in the classic sitcom.
Written by Ray Gaiton and Alan Simpson


Written By: Ray Gaiton
Written By: Alan Simpson

: Racing

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


Unknown: Ray Horton
Producer: Gerry Morrison

: Flog It

Paul Martin seeks out saleable antiques in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Ready Steady Cook Special

Preeya Kalidas and Raza Jaffrey , stars of smash-hit musical Bombay Dreams, join Ainsley Harriott for a feast from the East.


Unknown: Preeya Kalidas
Unknown: Raza Jaffrey
Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: Weakest Link Special

Today's contestants each have an obsession.

: The Horse Soldiers

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


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Colonel John Marlowe
Colonel John Marlowe: John Wayne
Major Henry Kendall: William Holden
Hannah Hunter: Constance Towers
Lukey: Althea Gibson
Brown: Hoot Gibson
Mrs Buford: Anna Lee
Sheriff: Russell Simpson
General U S Grant: Stan Jones

: The Joy of Gardening

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


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Unknown: Charlie Dimmock
Producer: Anna Gravelle

: No Night Is Too Long

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


Unknown: Barbara Vine
Unknown: Tim Cornish
Written By: Kevin Elyot
Producers: Alison Jackson
Producers: James P Lewis
Director: Tom Shankland
Tim Cornish: Lee Williams
Ivo Steadman: Marc Warren
Isabel Winwood: Mikela Mikael
Thierry Massin: Salvatore Migliore
James Gilman: Mark Hildreth
Kit Winwood: John Ralston
Fergus McKenzie: Philip Granger
Emily: Emily Holmes
Margaret Cornish: Christina Astrezembska
Aunt Clarissa: Margaret Swinburne
a 12-year-old Tim Cornish,: Uam McGuigan
a 17-year-old James Gilman,: Andrew Murgatroyd
Library student: David Cook
Taxi driver: Christine Uppa
Waitress: Robyn Hepples
Nathan Hayward: Rub Bruner
Betsy Baranof: Merrilyn Gann
Lillian Donizetti: Pam Hyatt
George Donizetti: Walter Marsh
Connie Dorral: Beverty Breuer
Sophie: Megan Skidmore
Octavian: Heidi Hildreth
Interviewing officer: Stephen Spender

: The Office

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


Unknown: David Brent

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

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.


Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Dave Fulton
Unknown: Sebastian Bach
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Mark Lamarr

: I Love 1986

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


Unknown: Patsy Kensit
Unknown: Sam Fox
Producer: Nick Cory Wright

: Re:Covered

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


Music: Martha Reeves
Music: Frankie Valli.

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