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6.40 The Story Makers
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Astro Boy
7.20 Yvon of the Yukon
7.45 Arthur Double bill.
8.10 Taz-Mania
8.35 The Scooby-Doo Show The gang encounter a ghost. (S 47

: A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Beginnings. Re-run of the acclaimed series.
Continues Mon 20 Dec at 9am

: Saturday Kitchen

Featuring Mike Robinson and baking expert Mary Berry.
Producer Michael Connock To vote which of three dishes you would like to see at the end of the show. ring
[number removed] (max cost lOp). press the red button or log on to www.bbc.co.uk/food


Unknown: Mike Robinson
Unknown: Mary Berry.
Producer: Michael Connock

: See Hear

A man who makes animal costumes and a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins feature in the final show exploring deaf culture in the USA. Signed, with voiceover and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Tuesday at 2.35am on BBC1 www.bbc.co.ukjseehear

: Dial H for Hitchcock

Hitch's career traced, plus footage from his uncompleted project Kaleidoscope. Two of his classic films follow.

: The Lady Vanishes

Sublime Hitchcock thriller starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.
One moment Miss Froy was sitting on a London-bound train from the Tyrol. The next she had vanished.
Review page 41. (1938, U) (BW)
(Michael Redgrave in "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner", Thu 30 Dec 12.15pm)


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Iris Henderson: Margaret Lockwood
Gilbert: Michael Redgrave

: The 39 Steps

Classic Hitchcock thriller based on John Buchan 's novel and starring
Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. An innocent man accused of murder is pursued by both the police and an international spy ring. Review page 41.
(1935, U) (BW)


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Madeleine Carroll.

: What the Papers Say Review 2004

Andrew Rawnsley of The Observer fronts a look back at the year's big stories. Plus a round-up of this year's annual awards event.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: One Man and His Dog: the Heats

Teams from England, Scotland and Wales compete against the clock for a place in this year's finals. Presenter Ben Fogle is joined at Holker Hall in the Lake District by Shauna Lowry. They discuss tactics with the competitors and discover the inside secrets. The finals are tomorrow at 5pm.
Director Will Clough ; Producer Daniel Brittain


Presenter: Ben Fogle
Unknown: Shauna Lowry.
Director: Will Clough
Producer: Daniel Brittain

: Flog It!

A variety of unwanted treasures are brought in for valuing at Manchester's majestic town hall. And Kate Alcock and Charlie Ross are the experts who join presenter Paul Martin tonight. Series producers Hannah Corneck and John Miller
Executive producer Jane Lomas


Unknown: Kate Alcock
Unknown: Charlie Ross
Presenter: Paul Martin
Producers: Hannah Corneck
Producers: John Miller
Producer: Jane Lomas

: Gardeners' World - Christmas Special

In a one-hour seasonal edition, the team add festive magic to Berryfields. Monty Don investigates the mysticism surrounding mistletoe, Rachel de Thame looks at home decorations and makes wreaths, and Chris Beardshaw searches for the ideal tree.
Producer Andy Vernon ; Series producer Sarah Moors
Shown yesterday BBC GARDENERS' WORLD MAGAZINE: £2.95 monthly
Gardeners' World can be seen at 8pm on New Year's Eve


Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Producer: Andy Vernon
Producer: Sarah Moors

: The Real Face of Santa

The image of a rosy-cheeked, white-bearded Santa Claus, in a red costume, is recognised all over the world. But the real St Nicholas is shrouded in mystery. In a sacred crypt his remains have scarcely been touched in over 1,000 years. Now a pathologist is piecing together historical and forensic clues to build a facial reconstruction of St Nicholas.
Director Wayne Derrick ; Executive producers Anthony Geffen and Carol Sennett The Mystery of the Three Kings can be seen at 6.40pm on Thursday 23 December


Director: Wayne Derrick
Producers: Anthony Geffen
Producers: Carol Sennett

: Stage Beauty

Richard Eyre's offbeat comic romance adapted from Jeffrey Hatcher's play Compleat Female Stage and starring Claire Danes. Ned Kynaston is the most celebrated "actress" in London during the reign of King Charles II - until the monarch deems that female roles should be played only by women. Review page 41.
(2003, 15)
The Drag Trade can be seen on BBC4 at 12.05am Film Highlights: page 36


Adapted from a play by: Jeffrey Hatcher
Director: Richard Eyre
Ned Kynaston: Billy Crudup
Maria: Claire Danes
King Charles II: Rupert Everett
Thomas Betterton: Tom Wilkinson
Samuel Pepys: Hugh Bonneville
George Villiars, Duke of Buckingham: Ben Chaplin
Sir Charles Sedley: Richard Griffiths
Sir Edward Hyde: Edward Fox
Nell Gwyn: Zoe Tapper

: King Rat

Gripping Second World War prison drama based on the novel by James Clavell , starring George Segal , Tom Courtenay and James Fox. Captured American soldier Corporal King runs the black market in food and supplies inside a Japanese PoW camp, looking after himself first. Review page 41.
Director Bryan Forbes (1965, PG) (BW)


Novel By: James Clavell
Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: James Fox.
Director: Bryan Forbes
Corporal King: George Segal
Lt Grey: Tom Courtenay
Right Lieutenant Marlowe: James Fox
Max: Patrick O'Neal
Lt Col Larkin: Denholm Elliott
Dr Kennedy: James Donald
Tex: Todd Armstrong
Col Smedley-Taylor: John Mills
Col Jones: Gerald Sim

: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Classic sci-fi thriller, starring Kevin McCarthy , in which mysterious alien pods steal the identities of humans. Review page 42.
Director Don Siegel (1956. PG) (BW)


Unknown: Kevin McCarthy
Director: Don Siegel

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