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: Days That Shook the World

7 December 1941: Japan's attack on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor.
Executive producers Chris Kelly and David Upshal


Producers: Chris Kelly
Producers: David Upshal

: CBeebies: Pingu

It's Christmas!

: CBBC: The Woody Woodpecker Show

Who's telling fibs?

: Weekend 24

News stories.

: Nation's Favourite Christmas Food

From turkey to trifle, Richard E Grant counts down the top 11.
Producer Helen Foulkes


Unknown: Richard E Grant
Producer: Helen Foulkes

: Gardeners' World at Christmas

Stunning table decorations and seasonal houseplants. See yesterday's choice, shown yesterday at 8pm Signed rpt Wed 28
December at 3.55am on BBC1

: Black Narcissus

Michael Powell and Emeric
Pressburger's classic drama, which won an Oscar for its lush cinematography. Deborah Kerr stars as one of five nuns whose efforts to set up a Himalayan mission are threatened by secret passions. Review page 71.
(1946, U) Powell and Pressburqer's The Red Shoes is on Thursday 29 December at 12.20pm


Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: Deborah Kerr

: Are You Being Served?

Happy Returns. The staff plan a surprise for young Mr Grace.
Writers Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft


Unknown: Mr Grace.
Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft

: The Hound of theBaskervilles

★★★★★ Classic mystery with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Is the family seat of the Baskervilles - an eerie mansion on Dartmoor - cursed? Sherlock Holmes investigates. Review page 71. Director Sidney Lanfield (1939, PG)
(BWXS) BBC4's Conan Doyle season begins with The Lost World at 8pm; The Master Blackmailer Thu 29 December at 6.15pm on BBC2


Unknown: Basil Rathbone
Unknown: Nigel Bruce.
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Unknown: Conan Doyle
Unknown: Blackmailer Thu

: Miss Marple: 4.50 from Paddington

Travelling by rail, Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a murder on a passing train, and turns to her friend Jane Marple (Joan Hickson ) for advice. Dramatised by TR Bowen ; Producer
George Gallaccio ; Director Martyn Friend At Bertrams Hotel, HoMay Tuesday 2.55pm


Unknown: Jane Marple
Unknown: Joan Hickson
Dramatised By: Tr Bowen
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Martyn Friend

: Carols from King's

It's a much loved tradition that, for many, heralds the true start of Christmas: the opening verse of Once in Royal David's City, angelically sung by a chorister of King's College Chapel, Cambridge. In this evocative service, the story of the Nativity is told through the words of the Bible and poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Richard Crashaw and Sister Mary Francis. Carols include Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; In the Bleak Midwinter, and God Rest Ve Merry, Gentlemen. Director David Kremer ; Producer James Whitbourn A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from King's College, is today at 3pm on Radio 4 and tomorrow at 5pm on Radio 3


Unknown: Gerard Manley
Unknown: Richard Crashaw
Unknown: Mary Francis
Director: David Kremer
Producer: James Whitbourn

: Flog It!

Got a tin of cigarette cards gathering dust at home? Want to know what they're worth? Now's the chance to find out as Paul Martin visits Bristol.


Unknown: Paul Martin

: TOTP2 at Christmas

Whether wrapping presents or tearing up the dance floor, there's something for everyone in this moreish selection box of Christmas classics and party tunes. Featuring Slade, the Pretenders, the Pogues, Jackie Wilson , Bing Crosby , Wizzard, Wham!, the Darkness, John Lennon , Cliff Richard , Bros, KT Tunstall, Abba, Queen, the Rolling Stones, T-Rex, U2 and Kylie. Plus new music from Green Day and Bruce Springsteen. Producer Mark Hagen Repeated at 12.20am


Unknown: Jackie Wilson
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Christmas at Kew

Plans are afoot to erect London's largest ice rink in front of the Victorian Temperate House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, not to mention the tallest
Christmas tree after Trafalgar Square. Elsewhere, the ultimate boy's toy is used to drain Kew's mucky lake, and a quest for orchids takes a botanist to, appropriately enough, Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. Alan Titchmarsh narrates.
Director/Producer Roger Huyton BBC Gardener of the Year is on Thursday 29 December at 8pm


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Roger Huyton

: Porridge

The Desperate Hours. Fletch (Ronnie Barker ) has spent months perfecting "Chateau Slade". But will he get to drink it? First shown Christmas Eve 1976. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais ; Producer Sydney Lotterby The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook, tomorrow 10pm on BBC1, with another episode of Porridge on Boxing Day at 10.30pm Ronnie Barker 's last laughs: page 27


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Ronnie Barker

: Steptoe and Son

Harold plans to spend Christmas in sunny Spain, leaving his cantankerous dad Albert to fend for himself in an old folks' home - all he needs to do now is tell him. First shown on Christmas Eve 1973. Writers Ray Galton and Aian Simpson ; Producer Douglas Argent
Arena profiles Galton and Simpon tomorrow at 6.30pm, followed by another episode of Steptoe and Son at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Aian Simpson

: The Catherine Tate Christmas Show

Charlotte Church, Chas 'n' Dave and Una Stubbs are among the guests as stroppy teen Lauren auditions for Fame Academy and prissy Derek Faye is appalled by his panto part. See last Tuesday's choice.
Shown on Tuesday 20 December at 9pm Tate.... and bile: page 24


Unknown: Una Stubbs
Unknown: Derek Faye

: TOTP2 at Christmas

Shown at 7.30pm

: Later.... with Jools Holland

With Ms Dynamite ,
Mylo, Arctic Monkeys, Joseph Arthur , Lizz Wright and Los de Abajo. More tomorrow, 1.35am.


Unknown: With Ms Dynamite
Unknown: Joseph Arthur
Unknown: Lizz Wright

: I Walked with a Zombie

Atmospheric voodoo horror starring Tom Conway and Frances Dee. A nurse is brought to a Caribbean island to care for an invalid supposedly suffering from a rare form of paralysis. Review page 73.
Director Jacques Tourneur (1943, PG) (BW)


Unknown: Tom Conway
Unknown: Frances Dee.
Director: Jacques Tourneur

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