Programme Index

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Presented by Asad Ahmad and Louise Minchin.
Including 6.00, 7.00, 8.00, 9.00 news; 6.45, 7.45, 8.45 business news; 6.25, 6.53, 7.25, 7.53,
8.25,8.53, 9.25 weather; 6.35,
7.35,8.35 sport. (S) (W)

Contributors

Presented By:
Asad Ahmad
Presented By:
Louise Minchin.

Regional Variations (2)

The Trials of Life

Episode 10: Talking to Strangers

Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

David Attenborough examines methods of communication in the animal kingdom, including screaming birds in the rainforest and amorous fish in San Francisco Bay. Show more

Live from the splendour of Vienna Musikverein's Golden Hall, Seiji Ozawa conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a selection of polkas, waltzes and marches by the Strauss family, Including dancers from the Vienna State Opera. Presented by Brian Kay.
(S) (W)

Contributors

Conductor:
Seiji Ozawa
Presenter:
Brian Kay
Director:
Brian Large

Government files released today after spending 30 years in the vaults reveal what happened at the heart of political power in the year that Edward Heath negotiated Britain's entry into Europe. With Peter Taylor and Michael Portillo. (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Heath
Unknown:
Peter Taylor
Unknown:
Michael Portillo.

Regional Variations (2)

Jools' Annual Hootenanny

Jools' 9th Annual Hootenanny - 2001

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Jools Holland's 9th New Year's Eve Hootenanny, featuring performances from David Gray, and John Cale. Show more

Period drama based on a true story. Many years after the heirto the Tichborne fortune disappeared in a shipwreck, family servant
Bogle is sent to Australia to probe rumours of his survival. Widescreen. Review page 62.
Director David Yates (1998, PG)
(S) (W)

Contributors

Director:
David Yates
Andrew Bogle:
John Kani
The claimant:
Robert Pugh
Cockburn:
John Gielgud
Hawkins:
Stephen Fry
Lord Rivers:
Robert Hardy
MaryAnne:
Rachael Dowling
Arundell:
Charles Gray

An evening of spectacular wildlife films, presented by Bill Oddie from the wildfowl centre at Slimbridge, as he counts down the ten most popular wild animals on the planet. Film-makers including David Attenborough, Charlotte Uhlenbroek and the production team behind the series The Blue Planet reveal their personal favourites and share some memories of their stunning encounters with animals.

Humpback Whale - Wildlife Special
Gentle giant or sophisticated and frightening predator? A portrait uncovering the true nature of the best known of the whales. Producers Andy Byatt and Rick Rosenthal (R) (S)

Foxy Business Peeking into the personal and very private life of a family of urban foxes as they battle to survive and stay united living on an Essex land-fill site. Producer Mark Jacobs (R) (S)

Elephants of the River Sand The remarkable survival story of Namibia's desert elephants, giants that rely on memories of distant waterholes in a parched, barren land. Producers Martyn Colbeck and Brian Leith (R) (S)

Grizzly - Face to Face An intimate insight into the bear-a highly complex, intelligent and adaptable creature. Producers Patrick Morris. Jeff and Sue Turner (R) (S)

Big Cat Diary Highlights from the last three series showing family life among the big cats of the Masai Mara. Series producer Paul Appleby (S) (W)
Producer Simon Nash ; Executive producer Fiona Pitcher (S) (W)

Ultimate Wild Paradises can be seen on Friday 4 January at 1.30pm WEBSITE: [web address removed]

Contributors

Presented By:
Bill Oddie
Unknown:
David Attenborough
Unknown:
Charlotte Uhlenbroek
Producers:
Andy Byatt
Producers:
Rick Rosenthal
Producer:
Mark Jacobs
Producers:
Martyn Colbeck
Producers:
Brian Leith
Producers:
Patrick Morris.
Producers:
Sue Turner
Unknown:
Masai Mara.
Producer:
Paul Appleby
Producer:
Simon Nash
Producer:
Fiona Pitcher

A special segment of new material penned and performed by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson introduces this look back at the very best of The Fast Show. Over its three series, the comedy sketch programme spawned the likes of Coughing Bob Fleming , the touching drama of the unrequited love of Ralph for Ted, inebriated storyteller
Rowley Birkin QC , old-school football pundit Ron Manager , Swiss Toni and his mangled metaphors for making love,
Competitive Dad, office joker Colin Hunt , the "Suit you, Sir" tailors and a whole host of other memorable creations.
Director Alex Walsh Taylor ; Producers
Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse (R) (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Whitehouse
Introduces:
Charlie Higson
Unknown:
Bob Fleming
Unknown:
Rowley Birkin Qc
Unknown:
Ron Manager
Unknown:
Colin Hunt
Director:
Alex Walsh Taylor
Producers:
Charlie Higson
Producers:
Paul Whitehouse

Another chance to see a seasonal edition of the pop quiz, hosted by Mark Lamarr. Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes are joined by Hearsay's Myleene Klass , veteran rocker
Fish, comedian Johnny Vegas and singer Belinda Carlisle. Shown on Sunday 30 December at 9pm (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lamarr.
Unknown:
Phill Jupitus
Unknown:
Sean Hughes
Unknown:
Myleene Klass
Unknown:
Johnny Vegas
Singer:
Belinda Carlisle.

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher tells the story of the year as she looks back on the highlights and memorable moments from 1977. The hit film Saturday Night Fever turned John Travolta into a disco-dancing sensation while, at the other end of the musical spectrum, the Sex Pistols were at the forefront of a saliva-powered revolution in popular music as ageing rock dinosaurs faced potential extinction at the hands of the vibrant punk movement.
Director Steven Grandison (R) (S) (W) I Love 1978 can be seen tomorrow at 11.50pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Carrie Fisher
Unknown:
John Travolta
Director:
Steven Grandison

Comedy drama. When their mother returns to Ireland, Patrick and Barry move in with their older brother, Jack.
Their New York lives take disparate turns as they stumble through their careers and relationships, stuck in the same house, trying to get along. Widescreen. Review page 63.
Director Edward Burns (1995. 15) (S) (W)

Contributors

Director:
Edward Burns
Barry:
Edward Burns
Patrick:
Mike McGlone
Jack:
Jack Mulcahy
Susan:
Shari Albert
Audry:
Maxine Bahns
Mrs McMullen:
Catharine Bolz
Molly:
Connie Britton
Marty:
Peter Johansen
Leslie:
Jennifer Jostyn
Ann:
Elizabeth P McKay

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