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: Days That Shook the World

The atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

: CBeebies: Boo!

Christmas nears.

07.00-8.00am digital viewers can watch Make It Magical, which includes an animated book of children's winter pictures, pius makes, recipes, songs and a competition.

: CBBC: ChuckleVision

The mischievous twins help out in Santa's workshop.


Writer: John Sayle

: Animal Park

It's mating season for the wolves. Who'll be top dog? (5)

: Sahara with Michael Palin

2/4. Destination Timbuktu. Palin savours Senegal.

: Life in the Undergrowth

1/5. A second chance to catch David Attenborough 's breathtaking exploration of the invertebrate world, in daily doses. First shown on BBC1


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Broadway: the American Musical

2/6. Syncopated City (1919-1933) Rodgers and Hart. George and Ira Gershwin, Fred Astaireand Al Jolson all came to the fore.
First shown on BBC4 RT DIRECT: DVD of the series £10.99 incl p&p. Call [number removed]3850 (landline calls cost 8p per min max) quoting RADT


Unknown: Hart. George
Unknown: Ira Gershwin,
Unknown: Fred Astaireand
Unknown: Al Jolson

: That's Entertainment!

***** A celebration of the golden age of MGM movie musicals. Narrators include Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart and Elizabeth Taylor. Plus performances by Judy Garland, Esther Williams and Clark Gable. Review page 79. Director Jack Haley Jr (1974. U)
(BW and Colour)


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Esther Williams
Unknown: Clark Gable.
Director: Jack Haley Jr

: The Philadelphia Story

★★★★★ Sparkling comedy with James Stewart ,
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The preparations for the wedding of a socialite and a wealthy executive go awry with the arrival of the bride's first husband. Review page 79. Director George Cukor (1940. U)


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Cary Grant.
Director: George Cukor

: Final Score

Results round-up.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: True Grit

Oscar-winning western starring John Wayne as one-eyed US marshal "Rooster" Cogburn. When a young girl discovers that her father has been robbed and murdered, she persuades the hard-drinking Cogburn to track down the killer. Review page 79.
(1969, PG)


Director: Henry Hathaway
Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn: John Wayne
La Boeuf: Glen Campbell
Mattie Ross: Kim Darby
Tom Chaney: Jeff Corey
Ned Pepper: Robert Duvall
Emmett Quincy: Jeremy Slate
Moon: Dennis Hopper
Goudy: Alfred Ryder
Colonel G. Stonehill: Strother Martin
Captain Boots Finch: Ron Soble
Lawyer J. Noble Daggett: John Fiedler

: Michael Hesettine: the Uncommon Gardener

Since the Labour landslide win in 1997. the former Conservative cabinet minister has increasingly spent time cultivating an arboretum at his Northamptonshire estate, Thenford. This eye-catching film follows a year in the life of a vivid and personal garden - orchards, par-terres and a sculpture garden are just some of the features - which now contains one of the most important private collections of trees in the country. Director/Producer Philippa Walker


Producer: Philippa Walker

: The Unknown Hancock

rCult sitcoms such as Hancock's Half-Hour sealed
Tony Hancock 's place in the comedic pantheon, as he came to represent the hopes, dreams and frustrations of the average man; but his private life was far from happy. This rounded and sympathetic portrait reveals an extraordinarily complex man. who was much more than the tragic comedian who committed suicide in 1968. With contributions from friends and colleagues. Director/Producer Ashta Alkhirsan


Unknown: Tony Hancock

: Porridge

No Way Out. Fletcher is loath to spend Christmas in his cell so, through a convoluted series of events, he ends up in hospital with his feet up in a quiet private room. The festive episode from 1975. The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook is tomorrow on BBC1, 1.50pm Ronnie Barker 's last laughs: page 27


Unknown: Ronnie Barker

: The Unique Dave Allen

2/6. The comedian's so-called taboo subject tonight is death - one of his all-time favourites. Then, in complete contrast, he airs his hilarious views on bodily functions, and later, in a specially recorded interview, he discloses the roots of his inimitable brand of humour. More tomorrow at 10.35pm.

: Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks 's scream of a horror spoof, starring Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle. Though shamed by his infamous ancestry, medical-school teacher Frederick Frankenstein goes to Transylvania to receive a family legacy, where he dreams of reanimating the dead. Review page 79. (1974,15) (BW)


Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Peter Boyle.
Unknown: Frederick Frankenstein

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Fame Academy judge David Grant , queen of UK garage Lisa Maffia , Mike Lewis from Lost Prophets, and Geordie funny man Dave Johns are the guests.


Unknown: David Grant
Unknown: Lisa Maffia
Unknown: Mike Lewis
Unknown: Dave Johns

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Artists showcase their new albums, from the well-known - Paul Weller , John Cale and Sheryl Crow - to the more obscure - powerful soul singer Bettye LaVette and Icelanders Sigur Ros. More tomorrow at 1.45am.


Unknown: Paul Weller
Unknown: John Cale
Unknown: Sheryl Crow
Singer: Bettye Lavette

: They Live by Night

Romantic film noir starring Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell.

An innocent young convict breaks free from jail but is injured in a car accident. Recovering in a hide-out, he is nursed back to health by a young woman and the two find themselves falling in love. But their new-found happiness is to be short-lived.
Review page 79. (1948) (BW)


Director: Nicholas Ray
Bowie: Farley Granger
Keechie: Cathy O'Donnell

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