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: Days That Shook the World

The U2 spy plane drama and the subsequent exchange of pilot Gary Powers for Soviet agent
Colonel Abel.


Unknown: Gary Powers

: CBeebies: Tweenies


: Teletubbies Everywhere

Double bill.

: CBeebies: Postman Pat

7.00-8.00am digital viewers can watch Make It Magical, which includes an animated book of children's winter pictures, plus makes, recipes, songs and a competition.

: CBBC: Charlie and Lola

Lola wants to do everything on her own.

: CBBC: ChuckleVision



Writer: Rory Clark

: Animal Park

What is the cause of the aggressive behaviour of the wolf pack?

: Sahara with Michael Palin

4/4. Dire Straits. Crossing from the border of Niger and Algeria to Gibraltar.

: Life in the Undergrowth

5/5. Supersocieties. African termite mounds and bumblebee colonies spotlighted. See Wed 21 December choice. First shown at 9pm on BBC1 Wednesday 21 December

: Broadway: the American Musical

6/6. Putting It All Together (1980-Present). Highlighting how corporations moved into Broadway. producer Michael Kantor
First shown on BBC4


Producer: Michael Kantor

: The Merry Widow

Lesley Garrett stars in the Welsh National Opera's new production of Franz Lehar 's operetta, which marks the centenary of the show's premiere in Vienna. DirectorRhodri Huw Producer Paul Bullock


Unknown: Lesley Garrett
Unknown: Franz Lehar
Director: Rhodri Huw
Producer: Paul Bullock
Hanna Glawari: Lesley Garrett
Baron Zeta: Donald Maxwell
Danilo: Jeffrey Black

: Flog It!

In Bedfordshire.

: Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage

A loathed colonel is shot dead in the vicarage of St Mary Mead and there is no shortage of suspects.


Dramatised By: T R Bowen
Director: Julian Amyes

: Ready Steady Cook

Astrologer Jonathan Cainer and handwriting expert
Allan Conway compete.


Unknown: Jonathan Cainer
Unknown: Allan Conway

: The Last Vampire

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate some mysterious deaths in a village following the arrival of a man said to be descended from vampires.
Dramatised by Jeremy Paul
Director Tim Sullivan
First shown on ITV


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Dramatised By: Jeremy Paul
Director: Tim Sullivan
Sherlock Holmes: Jeremy Brett
Dr John Watson: Edward Hardwicke
John Stockton: Roy Marsden
Rob Ferguson: Keith Barron
Carlotta: Yolanda Vasquey
Rev Meridew: Maurice Denham

: Christine's Garden

New series 1/6. An infectious series about one woman's passion for gardening. It's early summer
- and horticulturalist Christine Walkden introduces us to her small but perfectly formed garden. She also makes an emotional return to an old friend's garden and comes to the aid of her 72-year-old neighbour Reg, who is having trouble with his plums.
Series producer Rupert Miles ; Exec producer Nick Patten


Introduces: Christine Walkden
Producer: Rupert Miles
Producer: Nick Patten

: The Gardener's Year

New series 1/6. Winter. So you want a garden that looks good in every season and gets better every year? Alan Titchmarsh sets out to show the plants, plans and timing that will achieve just that. This week, the secrets of a good-looking winter garden, including evergreens, snowdrops and structure.
Director/Producer Kathryn Moore BBC GARDENERS' WORLD MAGAZINE: E2.95, available monthly. The December issue has a feature on The Gardener's Year
The Inside Story: page


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Kathryn Moore

: Return of the Goodies

The team return to their penthouse nerve centre for one last fiendish job, to prove to Britain that they were the funniest act of the 1970s. Filmed in front of a studio audience, Tim Brooke-Taylor , Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden relive some of their finest moments and illustrate their history. With contributions from fans and colleagues including
John Cleese , Martin Freeman , Stanley Baxter , Ronni Ancona , Huw Edwards and Jon Culshaw.
Producer Cybele Rowbottom ; Exec producer Stephen McGinn RT DIRECT: The Goodies boxed set DVD is only £39.99 inc p&p. To order call [number removed]3850 (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) What we've been missing: page 28


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Martin Freeman
Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Jon Culshaw.
Producer: Cybele Rowbottom
Producer: Stephen McGinn

: Room 101

Phil Collins gets his chance to rid the world of TV evangelists and squabbling Oasis siblings, the Gallaghers. But will host Paul Merton indulge him?
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Victoria Payne


Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Paul Merton
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Victoria Payne

: The Unique Dave Allen

6/6. The comedian reveals how he was inspired by movie heroes all his life. He recalls magical childhood trips to the cinema in Dublin and an obsession with The Invisible Man. He remained infatuated with cowboys and introduces his own invention, notorious villain Pigsty Pete. Being the last show of the series he can't resist one final look at religion.

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Lionel Blair , Phixx's Mikey Green, Tommy Scott of idiosyncratic indie popsters Space and TV presenter Gareth Jones join host Mark Lamarr and regular team captains Bill Bailey and Phill Jupitus. Director Paul Wheeler
Producers Richard Wilson and Warren Prentice


Unknown: Lionel Blair
Unknown: Tommy Scott
Presenter: Gareth Jones
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Phill Jupitus.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producers: Richard Wilson
Producers: Warren Prentice

: The Postman Always Rings Twice

Sensuous film noir starring Lana Turner and John Garfield. Drifter Frank Chambers takes a job as a handyman at a roadside cafe where he begins a torrid affair with the owner's beautiful young wife. But the lovers' uncontrollable passion prompts thoughts of murder. Review page 92.
Director Tay Garnett (1946, PG) (BW)


Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: John Garfield.
Unknown: Frank Chambers
Director: Tay Garnett

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