Putting the decorations up.
3/10. The feeding habits of herbivores.
3/4; series one. Julia Bradbury climbs to Castle Crag. <s)
A steam journey from London to Edinburgh.
Public transport after the Second World War.
Building a new mainline steam train.
Upbeat romantic fantasy with Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston. Preacher Henry Biggs needs spiritual guidance. Review p66.
Director Penny Marshall (1996, U)
Johnny Kingdom goes in search of reindeer.
Judge Not. Jessica looks into a decades-old murder.
Individuals sell their antiques at auction.
A couple trade city life for north Devon.
Esther Rantzen and daughter Rebecca Wilcox compete in the culinary duel.
Did the three wise men follow a real astronomical event? The star of Bethlehem: was it a comet or supernova? Showing on the BBC HD channel tomorrow at 2pm
The chapel choir from King's College, Cambridge, under the direction of Stephen Cleobury, sings carols old and new in Gothic splendour, including God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, In the Bleak Midwinter and O Come All Ye Faithful. Plus the story of the Nativity, and poetry readings from works by Henry Vaughan, John Milton and TS Eliot.
Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel at 11.40pm A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from King's College, is today at 3pm on Radio 4 and tomorrow at 2pm on Radio 3
MUSIC Carols from King's: 6.30pm BBC2
Even amid the last minute rush, it's worth catching at least the first few minutes of this festive fixture. If anything bestows a frisson of Christmas joy as you peel the sprouts, wrap presents or wonder if there's a petrol station open that sells iPods, it's the sound of a lone chorister piping the first verse of Once in Royal David's City. Then the rest of the King's College, Cambridge, choir comes in with the second verse and... well, it brings a lump to your throat. Stick around a little longer and you'll hear plenty more heavenly carols, Nativity gospel readings and poetry from Henry Vaughan and John Milton. Magic. (David Butcher)
1/2. Jean and Lionel anticipate daughter Judith's arrival, but Lionel is left totally perplexed by the delivery of two cots. Family friend Sandy returns from Canada with her other half, Harry, in tow. Continues on Monday 29 December at 7.15pm.
Writer Bob Larbey ; Director/Producer Sydney Lotterby
Gentle comedy drama based on a true story, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Chris and Annie are best friends and members of the local Women's Institute in Knapely, Yorkshire. When Annie's husband dies from leukaemia, Chris suggests they and their fellow Wl colleagues raise money for the local hospital by posing nude for a calendar. Review paqe 68.
Director Nigel Cole (2003, 12) Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
A host of theatrical greats pay tribute to the accomplished actor, who died in March this year aged 86. Featuring extracts from some of his most famous roles, including Sir Thomas More in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons and his masterful King Lear in the 1962 stage production. Director/Producer David Thompson Brian Sewell 's cultural round-up: page 47
Classic hits from the Bee Gees, Cyndi Lauper, Cliff Richard, John Lennon, The Smiths, S Club 7, OutKast, Culture Club and Sugababes.
The comic actor and voiceover specialist shows off his versatility. See choice, page 124.
Extended repeat from yesterday at 10.55pm
3/6. The team finally reaches Dubai and catches a container ship to India.
2/5 Following the life of entrepreneur James Caan and his family among the jet-set.
Film noir starring Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame. When a tough detective is assigned to investigate a colleague's suicide, he is sceptical about the reasons given for his death and goes undercover. Review page 68. Director Fritz Lang (1953, 15) (BW)