The duo name their rabbits. (R) (S) (AD)
From Mardale. (R) (S) (AD)
Henry Louis Gates Jr returns to his African roots. (R) (S)
Henry Louis Gates
An eland gives birth. (R) (S)
(R) (S) (AD)
The Vienna Philharmonic's traditional annual event. Radio 3's coverage starts at 10.15am, while highlights can be seen at 7pm on BBC4. (S)
Action western starring John Wayne. Following a raid on the McCandles' ranch, the young grandson of the family is kidnapped and held to ransom for $1 million. It's time for the head of the family, Big Jake, to swing into action. (1971, 15) (S) (W)
Second World War adventure starring Gregory Peck. Buried deep in the solid rock of a cliff, the German guns on the Greek island of Navarone must be destroyed if the lives of two thousand British soldiers are to be saved.
Review page 92 (1961, PG) (S) (W)
Capt. Keith Mallory:
Reflections on the past decade.
Shown at 12.35pm on BBC1 (S)
The Archbishop of
A look at the career of the actress kicks off the Are You Being Served? night. (R) (S)
Profile of the actor. (R) (S)
Young Mr Grace instructs everyone to wear fancy dress in the run-up to Christmas. Festive edition of the department store comedy from 1975. (R) (S)
Cast, crew and writers of the much-loved TV sitcom set in a department store look back on its 13-year run, to coincide with the colourisation of the black and white pilot episode, showing next.
Served with a smile: page 42 (S)
Pilot episode of the vintage department store comedy, first broadcast in 1972, being shown for the first time in a new colourised version. (R) (S)
Continuing their journey across Ireland, Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O'Briain and Rory McGrath sail down the Shannon, stopping off along the way to visit a friend of Dara's who lives in a haunted castle. After that they must face sailing through the terrifying Ardnacrusha, Europe's largest lock. Arriving in Limerick, Dara and Griff try powerboat racing, while Rory decides to host his own poetry festival for limericks only. The journey ends with a trip to the Aran Islands, where the men take a Galway hooker (a traditional sailing boat) to visit the megalithic fort of Dun Aengus.
See choice, page 208 (S)
Spy drama directed by Robert De Niro, who also features in a cameo role alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. The development of the Central Intelligence Agency is seen through the experiences of agent Edward Wilson, from the Second World War to the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961.
Andrew Collins's Film of the Day: page 93
(2006,15) (S) (W)
Sen John Russell Sr:
Alan puts on a version of his show at the hotel and invites Irish TV executives to watch. (R) (S)
12.10 6/6 Dramatic developments at the BBC give Alan a whiff of hope. (R) (S)
A look back at the defining cultural, political and televisual moments of the year, remembering the events that shaped the past 12 months - or would have done if they'd actually happened. Miranda and her guests, including Stephen K Amos, Duncan Bannatyne, Isy Suttie and Rich Fulcher, revel in a made-up version of 2009.
See choice, page 208.
Shown on Wednesday 30 December at 10pm (S)
Digital viewers can access extra footage by pressing the red button immediately after the show.
Murky film noir starring Robert Young, Robert Mitchum and Robert Ryan.
A soldier murders a Jewish war veteran and is misguidedly protected by some fellow soldiers out of loyalty. Meanwhile, a policeman determines that the crime will not go unsolved.
(1947, PG) (BW) (S)