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: Breakfast

With Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams. Timetable on Monday 23 December


Unknown: Bill Turnbull
Unknown: Sian Williams.

: Great Railway Journeys: Crewe to Crewe

Comedian Victoria Wood sets off from Crewe on a round-trip of the north of Britain, taking in both the east and west coasts along the way.


Presenter: Victoria Wood

: The World at War

Morning. The story of D-Day 1944, when British, American and Canadian forces began the largest ever amphibian invasion on the beaches of Normandy. (BW and Colour)

10.50 Occupation. May 1940, and the Germans target neutral Holland, a country with liberal traditions but an indigenous Nazi movement. As Nazi propaganda takes hold, the country's Jewish population finds itself in increasing peril. By the end of the war, only 36,000 of the country's 140,000 Jews remain alive. (BW and Colour)

: Laurel and Hardy: Come Clean

Stan's innocent desire for ice-cream results in an undesirable attachment when Ollie rescues a drowning woman from the river. (BW)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Tenor by Night

Sherlock Holmes murder mystery, the first of today's three programmes in the watching the Detectives strand. Holmes and Watson accompany a valuable diamond on the London-to-Edinburgh express, but discover there is a killer on the train. Review page 65.
Director Roy William Neill (1946. U)


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Director: Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr John H Watson: Nigel Bruce
Major Duncan Bleek: Alan Mowbray
Inspector Lestrade: Dennis Hoey
Vivian Vedder: Renee Godfrey
Sands: Skelton Knaggs
Lady Margaret Carstairs: Mary Forbes
Train attendant: Billy Bevan
Professor Kilbane: Frederic Woriock

: Columbo

Columbo Cries Wolf. The lavish lifestyle of a men's magazine publisher is under threat from his disaffected female business partner, until she vanishes. Columbo is under increasing pressure to solve the mystery.

: Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage

Agatha Christie mystery set in the 1940s and starring Joan Hickson as Miss Marple, plus Paul Eddington.
When Colonel Protheroe is found murdered in the vicar's study, there are several suspects.


Writer: Agatha Christie
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Reverend Leonard Clement: Paul Eddington

: Ready Steady Cook Special

Olympian Tanni Grey-Thompson and marathon man Lloyd Scott join Ainsley Harriott for today's Cook-Off. [web address removed]


Contestant: Tanni Grey-Thompson
Contestant: Lloyd Scott
Presenter: Ainsley Harriott

: Weakest Link Special

Nine dance-obsessed contestants compete for a possible £10,000 in prize money.

: The Simpsons

American comedy animation featuring the yellow-bellied family and the other residents of Springfield.
[web address removed]

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

When You Hit upon a Star. Will dates a pop star and becomes a member of the jet set.

: Farscape

Kansas. Crichton and friends arrive in Earth's past, and take up residence close to his family home. But they soon realise it's not easy for off-worlders to escape attention.

: Blood of the Vikings

The Last of the Vikings. The series concludes with an examination of the 1066 battle that marked the end of the Viking age in Britain. Julian Richards also looks at results from a nationwide survey that reveal in which areas the invaders left a significant genetic legacy.
Producer Sam Roberts ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul (Revised rpt) www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/bloodofthevikings


Producer: Sam Roberts
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: University Challenge

This second round match sees the Universities of Warwick and Southampton vying for a place in the quarter-finals. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn


Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Mastermind Celebrity Special

The classic quiz show returns for a one-off special celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first final. Four of the country's brainiest celebrities, including Vic Reeves , Janet Street-Porter and Adam Hart Davies , join quiz master Magnus Magnusson to compete for the prestigious title.
Director Jenny Dodd : Producer Pam Cavannagh


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Adam Hart Davies
Quiz Master: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Jenny Dodd
Producer: Pam Cavannagh

: LA Confidential

Oscar-winning crime drama, adapted from James Ellroy 's hard-boiled detective novel. Three detectives become embroiled in a labyrinth of corruption, intrigue and murder, involving the editor of a sleazy tabloid and a prostitute who bears an uncanny resemblance to movie star Veronica Lake. Widescreen. Review page 65.
Director Curtis Hanson (1997, 18)


Unknown: James Ellroy
Unknown: Veronica Lake.
Director: Curtis Hanson
JackVincennes: Kevin Spacey
Bud White: Russell Crowe
Edmund EdExley: Guy Pearce
Capt Dudley Smith: James Cromwell
Lynn Bracken: Kim Basinger
Sid Hudgens: Danny Devito
Pierce Patchett: David Strathaim
DA Ellis Loew: Ron Rifkin
Brett Chase: Matt McCoy
Mickey Cohen: Paul Guilfoyle
Dick Stensland: Graham Beckel
Susan Lefferts: Amber Smith
Buzz Meeks: Darrell Sandeen
Breuning: Tomas Arans

: The Office

Continuing the comic, but painfully accurate, portrait of the modern workplace. Brent discovers another string to his bow and makes some easy money moonlighting.
For cast see Boxing Day and Saturday 28th December

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Guests Terry Hall of the Specials and Fun Boy Three,
Kevin Simm from Liberty X, MTV presenter Edith Bowman and comedian Mark Steel join team captains Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey and host Mark Lamarr.


Unknown: Terry Hall
Unknown: Kevin Simm
Presenter: Edith Bowman
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Mark Lamarr.

: I Love 1989

Jason Donovan recalls the year in which Dirty Den departed from EastEnders, while Anneka Rice ran the gauntlet in Challenge Anneka. Guns 'n' Roses and Soul II Soul made very different musical contributions, and the "Madchester" phenomenon took hold. In sport, the nation's excitement when Bruno landed a punch on Tyson was all too short-lived. Director Andrew Serraillier , Executive producer Alan Brown


Unknown: Jason Donovan
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Director: Andrew Serraillier
Producer: Alan Brown

: Re:Covered

Ms Dynamite performs It Takes More and Barrington Levy joins her for his own Too Experienced, the Cure play A Forest and Thin Lizzy 's Don't Believe a Word, while Elbow play Black Sabbath's The Wizzard, as well as their own Red. More tomorrow at 1.40am First shown on BBC Choice


Unknown: Ms Dynamite
Unknown: Barrington Levy
Unknown: Thin Lizzy

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