Murder mystery starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate the murders of several young women whose bodies have all been found with a finger removed from the right hand. Review page 54. Director Roy William Neill (1945, PG)
(BW) Sherlock Holmes Faces Death is on Christmas Eve at 1.20pm
Adventure based on the Jules Verne novel, starring
David Niven as Reform Club member
Phileas Fogg , who makes a wager he can go round the world in 80 days. Review page 54. Passepartout Cantinflas
Director Michael Anderson (1956. U)
The John Wayne season continues with this John Ford western, also starring Henry Fonda and Shirley Temple. Lieutenant Colonel Thursday, is posted as commanding officer to Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the desert. He tightens up discipline and eventually shows his ignorance of North American Indian behaviour, which leads his troops into a deadly confrontation. Review page 54.
(1948, U) (BW)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is tomorrow at 7pm
Lt Col Owen Thursday:
Sgt Maj Michael O'Rourke:
An exploration of the British family Christmas with all of its strange rituals and private passions. Featuring the seasonal secrets of some of TV's well loved names including Wendy Richard , Nina Wadia , Ainsley Harriott ,
Tony Blackburn and John Hegley , as well as a sprinklingof classic yuletide comedy. Narrated by Richard Briers. Director John Kirby ; Producer Maurice Maguire
Signed 29 December at 3.35am
8/8. After two long years and the purchase, renovation and sale of seven properties, designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan look back over the houses and flats they've developed. Was it wise to buy that derelict flat in east London? Why did they get the design so wrong in Harrogate? Has their experiment failed or succeeded? Developer Nigel Leek asks if they were guilty of putting style over function in their renovations. And after paying back all the money borrowed to buy the seven properties how much profit have they made for charity?
Director Mike Taylor ; Series producer Jane Merkin BBC BOOK: to accompany the series. £16.99 from www.bbcshop.com
This festive edition of the quiz sees Alan Davies, Sean Lock, John Sessions and Phill Jupitus discuss armagnac, ancient Swedish and air-conditioning ducts. Quizmaster Stephen Fry dishes out the points while festooning everyone with Quite Interesting fronds. (S) (W)
Charting the development of children's television news from 1950s newsreels through to today's hard-hitting programmes. John Craven recalls getting Newsround on the air and Michael Buerk confesses that the reports he filed for the programme were among his toughest assignments. Director/Producer Julia Foot: Series producer Tom Ware
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