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Romantic adventure, continuing the season of films starring
Gregory Peck. In San Francisco during the 19th century, a daring seafarer meets a glamorous countess. Both of them are very keen to avoid the Russians.
Director Raoul Walsh (1952) (S)Days ofGloryis at 2.40pm Films: pp 51-80 **


Gregory Peck.
Raoul Walsh

9.00 1954: Living Longer. In the second half of the century, better public health and new medicines overcame epidemic diseases.
(BW and colour) (R) (S)
9.55 1949: Great Leap. Chinese people recall the promise of the Communist Revolution of 1949. (BW and colour) (R) (S)

Arrows of Time: Shaping the Future. Dr Neil Johnson concludes the series of lectures with a look at how space and time are linked in a way that may transform the concept of teleportation into a reality. (S) (W) BOOKLET: send cheque or PO for £4.95. payable to BBC Education, to: Arrows of Time, [address removed]WEBSITE:


Dr Neil Johnson

War drama, continuing the season starring Gregory Peck. Affection grows between Nina, a Russian dancer stranded behind Nazi lines, and daring guerrilla leader Vladimir. Director Jacques Toumeur
(1944) (BW) (S) The Purple Plain is tomorrow at 7.25am Films: pp 51-80 * *


Gregory Peck.
Jacques Toumeur

Western, ending the season starring James Stewart. A farmer attempts to keep his family out of the Civil War.
Director Andrew V McLaglen
(1965, PG) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ****


James Stewart.
Andrew V McLaglen
Charlie Anderson:
James Stewart
Doug McClure
Jacob Anderson:
Glenn Corbett
James Anderson:
Patrick Wayne

Images from the News 1999. The Brixton bomb, the Paddington rail crash, David Beckham 's marriage to Posh Spice and Lennox Lewis 's boxing triumph against Evander Holyfield - some of the images that capture 1999's pivotal photographic moments. See Choice.
Producer Elaine Shepherd : Executive producer Tim Kirby (S)


David Beckham
Lennox Lewis
Elaine Shepherd
Tim Kirby

Continuing the claustrophobic drama set on a U-boat. Ordered to refuel in neutral Spain before attempting to pass through the Straits of Gibraltar, the captain of U-96 sends a request for a relief for his exhausted chief engineer. In German with English subtitles. Widescreen.
Concludes tomorrow 7.10pm Cast on Boxing Day at 6.25pm (R)

David Attenborough talks to Jeff and Sue Turner to find out how they managed to follow - and film - a pack of wolves on foot, carrying equipment and two children in the snow-covered plains of Wood Buffalo national park,
Canada. A rerun of the film they made follows immediately.
Wildlife Special: Wolves and Buffalo - an Ancient Alliance Over a two-year period, the Turners use exceptional field craft, persistence and patience to reveal the inter-related lives of wolves and buffalo. (S)
The series concludes tomorrow at 12.40pm


David Attenborough
Sue Turner

Black comedy starring Sam Neill and Helena Bonham Carter as two suicidal people planning to end it all by jumping off Tower Bridge. Neither goes through with the deed, and over a drink they both agree to gain revenge on the person responsible for the other's misery.
Director Malcolm Mowbray (1997) (S)
Films: pp 51-80 **


Sam Neill
Helena Bonham
Malcolm Mowbray
Henry Bell:
Sam Neill
Karen Helena:
Bonham Carter
Imogen Kristin:
Scott Thomas
Oliver Knightly:
Rupert Graves
Martin Clunes
Bruce Tick:
Steve Coogan
Colonel Marcus:
John Wood
Liz Smith

The last in this series of film noir-style stories.
A Dime, a Dance. When the best friend of veteran dancer Ginger is killed, Nick Ballestier finds himself assigned to the case. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. (S)


Nick Ballestier
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich.

Crime drama. When Eddie returns home to his barge, he rinds his wife with another man, and a fight breaks out. Eddie falls overboard and disappears, with serious consequences for those left on board. Ends 2.50am
Director Compton Bennett (1946, PG) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-80 **


Compton Bennett

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