Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.
Timetable on Monday 23 December
Hong Kong to Ulaanbaatar. Clive Anderson overcomes flu and an eye infection to cross China, visiting Confucian burial grounds, Buddhist caves and Mongolia along the way.
Pincers. The liberation of Paris and Brussels was followed by one of the most tragic episodes of the conflict. (BW and Colour)
10.50 Nemesis. As the Allied forces closed on Berlin, Hitler retreated to a bunker to face the end of the Reich. (BW and Colour)
Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion to forget Ollie's disastrous affair with the captivating Jeanie Weenie. (BW)
Classic mystery, showing in the Watching the Detectives strand. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are called in to investigate suspicious deaths at a Scottish mansion where members of an unusual club have assembled. Review page 66.
Director Roy William Neill (1944) (BW)
Peter Falk stars as the detective in an episode showing in the Watching the Detectives strand. Murder in Malibu. A romance writer's young "love rat" romeo goes gunning for the woman.
TR Bowen's feature-length dramatisation of Agatha Christie's novel starring Joan Hickson as the mild-mannered spinster sleuth, Miss Marple. Staying at an elegant hotel, Marple investigates when the doorman is murdered.
Producer George Gallaccio ; Director
Miss Jane Marple:
Lady Bess Sedgwick:
Chief Inspector Davy:
Sir Ronald Graves:
An edition of the cookery show in which Ainsley Harriott looks back at highlights of the year in the company of celebrity guests.
Nine entertainers face the stony-faced Anne Robinson for the elimination quiz. Will they be able to raise L10,000 for charity?
Western concluding the John Wayne in... season.
Texas Ranger Jake Cutter finds an unlikely ally in a tough gambler as he sets out on the trail of a gang of ruthless outlaws.
(Widescreen) Review page 66. (1961, PG)
Captain Jake Cutter:
In the traditional end-of-year message, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Dr Rowan Williams , reflects on the past year and looks forward to the 12 months to come. Producer Jonathan Mayo : Executive producer Chris Loughlin Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm on BBC1
Cameras follow the everyday lives of five stars from a bygone age during the festive period. Tony Blackburn turns the lights on in Oxford, Nicholas Parsons sets light to his annual bonfire, Bernard Manning shops for a Christmas tree, Frank Carson visits Santa's grotto with his grandchildren and Bernie Clifton takes his ostrich to the panto.
Child star: It's a chilling thought, but the ubiquitous Tony Blackburn is concerned that he's about to be upstaged - by his own five-year-old daughter.
It's been a big year for Tone, whose TV reinvention has been consolidated by appearances on The Entertainers, a special edition of which can be seen on BBC2 (8.00pm). "Even before going out to Australia for I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, I'd filmed The Entertainers, and now that's taken off as well," he says. "To be associated with two such successful shows is terrific."
But daughter Victoria is showing signs of wanting to steal his limelight: "She has made more of an impact on The Entertainers than me - she loves the camera. I don't know who she gets it from."
She joins our Tone tonight as he switches on the Christmas lights in Oxford (the city, not the London street). "I think they only want me so long as she tags along," he says.
An irreverent look at the careers of those who first savoured the celebrity spotlight courtesy of television talent shows. The contrasting fortunes of Britney Spears, Freddie Starr, Gary Barlow, Sheena Easton and Little and Large are chronicled using a mixture of archive footage, animation and interviews with colleagues and friends.
Director/producer Jamie Matson
Repeated with sign language on Thursday 2 January at 3.30am on BBC1
A dance down memory lane with performances by Dexys Midnight Runners, The Monkees, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, Village People, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, the Bee Gees, Kylie Minogue, Bucks Fizz, The Mavericks, Los Del Rio, Bill Haley and the Comets, Wham, Yazz, Manhattan Transfer and Black Lace. With the voice of Steve Wright.
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Jools Holland celebrates his tenth annual New Year's Eve party with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Guests include Tom Jones, with a series of popular numbers; Jimmy Cliff performs You Can Get it if You Really Want and The Harder They Come; Solomon Burke with tunes including Everybody Needs Somebody to Love; Ms Dynamite celebrates an award-laden year; Pulp perform Babies and Doves carve out a couple of tracks from the album The Last Broadcast. Plus Chrissie Hynde, Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, Chas 'n' Dave and Vic Reeves, as well as the Pipers of the First Battalion of Scots Guards piping in the new year. Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producers Alison Howe and Mark Cooper
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Mark Lamarr takes us into the early hours as regular team captains Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes are joined by Culture Club frontman Boy George , singer Mari Wilson , DJ Tommy Vance and UK hip-hop artist Blade. <R)
Darren Hayes performs Strange Relationship and Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing, the Flaming Lips play Do You Realise? and Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out of My Head, and McAlmont & Butler sing Fat Larry's Band's Zoom plus their own Falling.
More tomorrow at 1.25am First shown on BBC Choice