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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.
Timetable on Monday 23 December


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Williams.

: Great Railway Journeys

Great Zimbabwe to Kilimatinde Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr takes his family on a 3,000-mile journey through Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania to visit the village of Kilimatinde near Dares
Salaam where he spent six months as a pre-medical student in 1970.


Unknown: Professor Henry Louis

: The World at War

Pacific. Ferocious fighting characterises the Allied offensive in the Pacific. The Japanese are fanatical in defence and severe casualties are incurred by the Americans as they embark on a two-pronged attack. (BW and Colour)

10.45 The Bomb. America was determined to use its latest weapon. With unconditional surrender not forthcoming from Japan, Enola Gay took flight on 6 August 1945. (BW and colour)

: Laurel and Hardy

Oliver the Eighth. Stan and Ollie reply to a lonely-hearts advert. (BW)

: Watching the Detectives: Sherlock Holmes in Washington

A classic mystery continues the Watching the Detectives strand. During the Second
World War, Holmes and Watson fly to America to prevent top-secret microfilm falling into Nazi hands. Review page 71.
(1943, U) (BW)


Director: Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson: Nigel Bruce
Nancy Partridge: Marjorie Lord
William Easter: Henry Daniell
Stanley: George Zucco
Lt Peter Merriam: John Archer
Bart Lang: Gavin Muir
Det Lt Grogan: Edmund MacDonald
Howe: Don Terry
Cady: Bradley Page

: Columbo

Watching the Detectives continues with another outing for Peter Falk as Columbo.
Strange Bedfellows. A young man's debts to the Mob put his family's thoroughbred farm in danger.


Unknown: Peter Falk

: Nemesis

The last of today's programmes in the Watching the Detectives strand sees Joan Hickson starring in another of Agatha Christie 's Miss Marple thrillers. A letter from a dead friend sends Miss Marple on a journey around England.


Unknown: Joan Hickson
Unknown: Agatha Christie

: Ready Steady Cook Special

Another edition of the cookery show in which Ainsley Harriott looks back at highlights of the year in the company of more celebrity guests.


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: Weakest Link Special

Nine male former contestants return to face Anne Robinson once more in the elimination quiz.


Presenter: Anne Robinson

: The Simpsons: Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

Homer supports Mr Burns in his bid to become governor but Marge remains loyal to his political opposition.
[web address removed]
Fancy the Simpsons theme on your phone? Visit [web address removed].

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Sleepless in Bel-Air. Will pays for putting off studying until the last minute. And Ashley pays for staying out late on her first date. Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis guests.
Another episode can be seen tomorrow at the same time


Unknown: Branford Marsalis

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Tabula Rasa. Willow secretly casts another spell to make Buffy and Tara forget their troubles, but it all goes wrong and the gang find themselves locked in the Magic Box.
Repeated, uncut, tomorrow at 1.05am Fancy the Buffy theme on your mobile? Visit www.radiotimes.com


Unknown: Tabula Rasa.

: The Good Life

The first episode of the comedy, shown in April 1975.
Plough Your Own Furrow. Tom Good decides commuting is no life for a thinking man and wants to make a fresh start. Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey 85 Another episode can be seen tomorrow at the same time


Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbey

: The Joy of Home

An affectionate look at what the British public love about their homes. Featuring interviews with SirTerence Conran, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen , Anna Ryder Richardson , Fiona Fullerton , Wayne Hemingway , and illustrated with great comedy moments from British television, this programme looks at 50 years of change behind our front doors. A host of celebrities, including Linda Barker , Anna Ryder
Richardson and Tommy Walsh , show how they have designed their own homes. Narrated by Sarah Alexander. Producer Kerry Richardson ; Executive producer Mark Hill


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Anna Ryder Richardson
Unknown: Fiona Fullerton
Unknown: Wayne Hemingway
Unknown: Linda Barker
Unknown: Anna Ryder
Unknown: Tommy Walsh
Unknown: Sarah Alexander.
Producer: Kerry Richardson
Producer: Mark Hill

: Little Voice

a Comedy drama. Painfully shy Little Voice has a secret talent: she can mimic famous singers perfectly. When oily would-be impresario - and her mother's new suitor- Ray Say learns of her ability, he pushes her into a public perfomance. Widescreen.Review page 73.
Director Mark Herman (1998.15)


Director: Mark Herman
Mari Hoff: Brenda Blethyn
Little Voice: Jane Horrocks
Billy: Ewan McGregor
George: Philip Jackson
Sadie: Annette Badland
Ray Say: Michael Caine
MrBoo: Jim Broadbent
Bouncer: Adam Fogerty
Bouncer: James Welsh
Stripper: Karen Gregory
Arthur: Fred Feast

: Newsnight

Presented by Gavin Esler.
Editor George Entwistle


Presented By: Gavin Esler.
Editor: George Entwistle

: The Office

The news of David's redundancy is not having the devastating effect on the office that he would have liked, but are brighter things on the horizon in the final episode of series two?
For cast see Boxing Day and Saturday 28th December

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Host Mark Lamarr and team captains Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes are joined by guests Lisa Scott-Lee from Steps, music entrepreneur Tony Wilson , comedian
Ben Miller and presenter Kate Thornton.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Sean Hughes
Unknown: Lisa Scott-Lee
Unknown: Tony Wilson
Unknown: Ben Miller
Presenter: Kate Thornton.

: The Pawnbroker

Drama starring the late Rod Steiger , who died in July 2002. New York City:
Sol Nazerman , a Jewish pawnbroker, survived the Nazi death camps but watched his wife and family perish. His experiences have drained him of all emotional response and nobody can penetrate his self-absorption. Review page 73.
Director Sidney Lumet (1965, 12) (BW)


Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: Sol Nazerman
Director: Sidney Lumet
Sol Nazerman: Rod Steiger
Marilyn Birchfield: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Rodriguez: Brock Peters
Jesus Ortiz: Jaime Sanchez
Ortiz's girl: Thelma Oliver
Tessie: Marketa Kimbrell
Mendel: Baruch Lumet
Mr Smith: Juano Hernandez
Ruth: Linda Geiser
Bertha: Nancy R Pollock

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