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The Trials of Life

Episode 8: Fighting

Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Fight or flee? Resist or surrender? Aggression is widespread in animals. However, risking injury is the last resort. Presented by Sir David Attenborough. Show more

Russian Steps. The second leg of the trip takes Michael Palin by bus, train and barge across Russia from the cities of St
Petersburg in the north to Odessa in the SOUth. (R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Palin

Drama. Gerald Carmody resents being left at a Cornish hotel over Christmas while his son's family goes skiing. Determined not to enjoy himself, his resolve is broken by Katherine Palmer.
Written by John Kane
Director Mark Haber (R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerald Carmody
Unknown:
Katherine Palmer.
Written By:
John Kane
Director:
Mark Haber
Gerald Carmody:
Joss Ackland
Kayierine Palmer:
Jean Simmons
Miss Glaistow:
Pippa Guard
Miss Bunch:
Judith Barker
Mrs Carmichael:
Barbara Lott
Miss Dean:
Muriel Pavlow
Joyce Carmody:
Sally Knyvette

A young cast perform Leonard Bernstein 's chamber opera, conducted by Paul Daniel.
A couple face a communication breakdown in fifties America - he is a workaholic and she seeks escapism via films. (W)
The Stepdaughter -tomorrow 1.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Leonard Bernstein
Conducted By:
Paul Daniel.
Dinah:
Stephanie Novacek(mezzo-Soprano)
Sam:
Karl Daymond(bass-Baritone)
Trio:
Mary Hegarty(soprano)
Trio:
Tom Randle(tenor)
Trio:
Toby-Stanford Allen(baritone)

Epic romantic drama. Doctor and poet Yuri Zhivago is raised in the family of Alexander Gromeko, whose daughter Tonya he marries. But his love is for Lara, the mistress of a political opportunist. With the outbreak of war, their romance is blighted.
Widescreen. Review page 58.
Director David Lean (1965, 15)
(S)(W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Yuri Zhivago
Unknown:
Alexander Gromeko
Yuri Zhivago:
Omar Sharif
Lara:
Julie Christie
Tonya:
Geraldine Chaplin
Komarovsky:
Rod Steiger
Yevgraf:
Alec Guinness
Pasha/Strelnikov:
Tom Courtenay
Alexander:
Ralph Richardson

A one-off comedy film that uses puppets and live action to recall the adventures of four ex-army mascot sheep. Featuring the voices of: Written by Tim Firth (S) (W)

Contributors

Written By:
Tim Firth
Harris:
Steve Coogan
Peaches:
Ronnie Ancona
Moose:
Mark Williams
Cooper:
Kevin Eldon

The Second World Championship. Craig Charles and Julia Reed introduce the ultimate event in mechanised mayhem as 16 robots from nine different countries compete in the arena of combat in a bid to wrestle the sport's world championship crown from current titleholder Razer. Repeated on Thursday 3 January at 12.15am
The senes continues on Thursday 3 January at 6pm (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Craig Charles
Unknown:
Julia Reed

Comedy inspired by the seventies TV series. Los Angeles, 1995: the Brady bunch are caught in an idyllic time warp )f seventies values. But the family is in danger of losing their house, so it's up to the kids to raise the$20,000 needed to save their home. Widescreen. Review page 58.
Director Betty Thomas (1995, 12) (S) (W)

Contributors

Director:
Betty Thomas
Carol Brady:
Shelley Long
Mike Brady:
Gary Cole
Mr Dittmeyer:
Michael McKean
Marcia Brady:
Christine Taylor
Greg Brady:
Christopher Daniel Bames
Jan Brady:
Jennifer Elise Cox
Peter Brady:
Paul Sutera
Cindy Brady:
Olivia Hack
Bobby Brady:
Jesse Lee
Alice:
Henriette Mantel
Mrs Dittmeyer:
Jean Smart
Sam Franklin:
David Graf
Grandma:
Florence Henderson
Donna Leonard:
Megan Ward

Ends 10.30.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Christmas Special
Mark Lamarr hosts a festive edition of the irreverent music quiz, where team captains Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes are joined by Hearsay's Myleene Klass , pop siren Belinda Carlisle, Scottish singer Fish and comedian Johnny Vegas. Director John L Spencer : Producers Simon Bullivant and Warren Prentice
Repeated New Year's Day at 10.30pm (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lamarr
Unknown:
Phill Jupitus
Unknown:
Sean Hughes
Unknown:
Myleene Klass
Unknown:
Johnny Vegas.
Director:
John L Spencer
Producers:
Simon Bullivant

Jamie Theakston presents a compilation of highlights from the recent spoof music series in which he interviews some of the biggest names in the music business - from Elton John to legendary crooner Tom Jones to Irish rockers U2 - all of whom are portrayed by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Director Gareth Carrivick : Producers Ashley Blaker , Andrew Wiltshire (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jamie Theakston
Unknown:
Elton John
Unknown:
Tom Jones
Unknown:
Matt Lucas
Unknown:
David Walliams.
Director:
Gareth Carrivick
Producers:
Ashley Blaker

Muppets star Kermit the frog returns to television screens to introduce the highlights and heart-throbs of 1976, including tennis superstar Bjorn Borg and racing driver James Hunt. It was the year that Abba released the hit single Dancing Queen, Sylvester Stallone won Oscars for the film Rocky and punk rocked the news headlines.
Director Irene McMillan (R) (S) (W) A special edition of I Love the Eighties can be seen tomorrow at 8pm, while the I Love the Seventies series continues on New Year's Day at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Bjorn Borg
Unknown:
James Hunt.
Unknown:
Sylvester Stallone
Director:
Irene McMillan

Drama, concluding the Crimescenes season, starring Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino. Obsessive detective
Jim Wilson gets results only by the harsh handling of suspects. Sent to investigate a murder, his encounter with Mary, a blind woman, changes his life. Review page 61.
Director Nicholas Ray (1951) (BW) (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Ryan
Unknown:
Ida Lupino.
Unknown:
Jim Wilson
Director:
Nicholas Ray

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