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: CBBC: The Tale of Jack Frost

Enchanting animation narrated by Hugh Laurie.
Shown on Saturday at 4.25pm on CBBC


Narrator: Hugh Laurie

: The Life of Mammals

9/10 David Attenborough on colourful monkeys.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Wainwright Walks

5/6' series two. Julia Bradbury ascends to the 2,500ft summit of High Street.


Unknown: Julia Bradbury

: My Life with Animals: Charlotte Uhlenbroek

The zoologist reflects on her memorable moments. <R)

: Thunderbirds: Attack of the Alligators

A botched experiment spawns three gigantic alligators.
Shown on Sunday 28 December at 6.10pm

: New Year's Day Concert

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra sees in the New Year with its annual celebratory concert of waltzes, polkas and marches. Brian Kay introduces live coverage of the concert's second half. Radio 3's coverage starts at 10.15am, while full concert highlights can be seen at 7pm on BBC4.


Introduces: Brian Kay

: The Alamo

Historical war drama starring Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob
Thornton. Review page 85. Director John Lee Hancock (2004,12)


Unknown: Dennis Quaid
Unknown: Billy Bob
Director: John Lee Hancock

: The Heroes of Telemark

*** Wartime thriller with Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris. Review page 85. Director Anthony Mann (1965, U)


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Richard Harris.
Director: Anthony Mann

: Von Ryan's Express

Second World War drama starring Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard. In English and German. Review page 85. Director Mark Robson (1965, PG)


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Trevor Howard.
Director: Mark Robson

: The Archbishop's New Year Message

Dr Rowan Williams 's annual reflection. Shown at 1.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams

: Coast Revisited

Nicholas Crane looks back on the highlights from the series that saw him journey around the entire coastline of the United Kingdom, joined by historian Neil Oliver , anthropologist Alice Roberts and zoologist Miranda Krestovnikoff. Including the journey from Dover along the south coast of England, round Cornwall and Wales, then across the Irish Sea to explore the shore of Northern Ireland. Series producer Steve Evanson ; Editor Gill Tierney


Unknown: Nicholas Crane
Unknown: Neil Oliver
Unknown: Alice Roberts
Unknown: Miranda Krestovnikoff.
Producer: Steve Evanson
Editor: Gill Tierney

: Three Men in More than One Boat

1/2. Emboldened by the not entirely stress-free success of their two previous nautical trips, Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O'Briain and Rory McGrath hatch a plan to sail along the Cornish coast, then on to the Scilly Isles in time for Europe's most spectacular bird migration. But with Rory in charge of vessel procurement, things don't get off to the smoothest of starts.
Director Michael Massey ; Producer Andrew Fettis The Inside Story: page


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Director: Michael Massey
Producer: Andrew Fettis

: The Best of Top Gear

The team looks back at highlights of the motoring series, including the fastest new models, the most desirable classics and the craziest stunts.
Top Gear: Polar Challenge is tomorrow at 9pm on BBC3

: Blackadder Rides Again

It's 25 years since the first episode featuring the dastardly Blackadder made its debut. Now the iconic cast of the acclaimed sitcom appear together in a documentary for the first time. Rowan Atkinson talks about his experience making the show, along with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and Tony Robinson. See choice, page 144.

Shown on Christmas Day at 10.30pm on BBC1
Photo gallery at [website removed]


Talks: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Tony Robinson.

: Shooting Stars: the Inside Story

When Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer unveiled their celebrity quiz show Shooting Stars 15 years ago, viewers knew immediately they had reached new comic heights. Will Self, Johnny Vegas, Noel Fielding, Charlie Higson, Paul Whitehouse, Lenny Henry, Michael Winner and Martine McCutcheon are among those recalling unforgettable moments from the show, plus, of course, Ulrika-ka Jonsson and Matt Lucas. See choice, page 194. Shown on Tuesday 30 December at 9pm We really want to see those jingles!: page 38; Watch classic moments at www.radiotimes.com/shooting-stars


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Noel Fielding
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Michael Winner
Unknown: Martine McCutcheon
Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Matt Lucas.

: All New Shooting Stars

The cult quiz returns for a one-off special, with Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer and Matt Lucas, team captains Ulrika Jonsson and Jack Dee, and special guests Peter Jones, Kate Garraway, Christine Walkden and Dizzee Rascal. Shown on Tuesday 30 December at 10pm We really want to see those jingles!: page 38


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Kate Garraway
Unknown: Christine Walkden
Unknown: Dizzee Rascal.

: Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means

6/6. The adventurer travels from Borneo to Australia via Indonesia.

: Dragons' Den: Peter Jones's Story

4/5. Peter Jones reveals how he made his fortune.

: The Naked City

Hard-hitting, documentary-style crime drama starring Barry Fitzgerald and Howard Duff. Review page 86.
Director Jules Dassin (1948) (BW)


Unknown: Barry Fitzgerald
Unknown: Howard Duff.
Director: Jules Dassin

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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