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With Dermot Murnaghan and Natasha Kaplinsky.
With 6.00, 7.00, 8.00 news with Kate Sanderson (Mon 23. Christmas Eve), Louise Minchin (Mon 30. New Year's Eve), Luisa Baldini (Thu 2 Jan) and Max Foster (Fri 3 Jan); 6.15, 6.45,
7.50 business news; 6.25, 6.53, 7-15, 7.53, 8.15, 8.55 weather with Carol Kirkwood ; 6.27,6.55,
7.28, 7.55, 8.28, 8.55 regional news, travel: 6.35, 7.35, 8.35 sport. Editor Richard Porter

Contributors

Unknown:
Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown:
Natasha Kaplinsky.
Unknown:
Kate Sanderson
Unknown:
Louise Minchin
Unknown:
Luisa Baldini
Unknown:
Max Foster
Unknown:
Carol Kirkwood
Editor:
Richard Porter

Second World War adventure, featuring the late James Coburn, who died last month.
In the latter days of the Second World War, a small squadron of GIs is assigned to hold an area of land near the Siegfried Line. (Widescreen)
Review page 45. (1962) (BW)

Contributors

Director:
Don Siegel
Reese:
Steve McQueen
Private Corby:
Bobby Darin
Sergeant Pike:
Fess Parker
Sergeant Larkin:
Harry Guardino
Corporal Henshaw:
James Coburn

Recorded at the Chatelet Theatre, Paris, the Kirov ballet celebrates the collaboration between Vaslav Nijinsky and Mikhail Fokine with the ballets Scheherzade and the Firebird. Choreographed by Fokine, with Valery Gergiev conducting the Kirov Orchestra and song from the Chorus of the Marlinsky Theatre.
Presented by Deborah Bull.

Contributors

Unknown:
Vaslav Nijinsky
Unknown:
Mikhail Fokine
Unknown:
Valery Gergiev
Presenter:
Deborah Bull
Director/Executive Producer:
Ross MacGibbon

Classic western. Jesse and Frank James intervene when railroad agents try to intimidate their mother into selling the family's farm.
Review page 48.
(1939, U)

Contributors

Director:
Henry King
Director:
Irving Cummings
Jesse James:
Tyrone Power
Frank James:
Henry Fonda
Zee:
Nancy Kelly
Will Wright:
Randolph Scott
Major Rufus Cobb:
Henry Hull

First of seven editions showing over the holiday fortnight in which Ainsley Harriott reviews the past year in the company of celebrity chefs and guests. Today he is joined by Rhona Cameron and Nell McAndrew.

Contributors

Unknown:
Rhona Cameron
Unknown:
Nell McAndrew.
on BBC Two England

Western, showing as part of the John Wayne in ... strand.
Cattle baron John Chisum takes action when his empire is threatened by land-grabbing businessman Lawrence Murphy. Realising Murphy has the sheriff in his control, Chisum seeks the help of his friends among whom are both Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Widescreen. Review page 48.
Director Andrew V MeLaglen (1970, PG) The season continues tomorrow with They Were Expendable at 1.50pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wayne
Unknown:
Lawrence Murphy.
Unknown:
Pat Garrett
Director:
Andrew V Melaglen
John Chisum:
John Wayne
Lawrence Murphy:
Forrest Tucker
Dan Nodeen:
Christopher George
James Pepper:
Ben Johnson
Pat Garrett:
Glenn Corbett
Sheriff Brady:
Bruce Cabot
Alex McSween:
Andrew Prine
J H Tunstall:
Patric Knowtes
Jess Evans:
Richard Jaeckel
Sue McSween:
Lynda Day

Regional Variations (2)

A Christmas special first shown on Boxing Day, 1977.
Tom and Barbara and Margo and Jerry find their Christmas plans do not go according to schedule.

Contributors

Writer:
John Esmonde
Writer:
Bob Larbey
Producer:
John Howard Davies
Tom Good:
Richard Briers
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith

Comedy starring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.
Once the star of a futuristic cult TV show Andy Van Allen is now a hotel porter. In contrast, his former co-star, Nick Lee, has since shot to fame. Then fans of his former show organise a cruise and invite Andy along. With guest appearances from Brian Conley and Jack Jones.

(Repeated on New Year's Eve at 12 midnight on BBC Choice)
Not all plain sailing: page 16

Contributors

Writer:
Tim Firth
Producer:
Alison MacPhail
Director:
Declan Lowney
Andy Van Allen:
Rob Brydon
Nick Lee:
Steve Coogan
Russell:
James Corden
Jenny:
Helen Coker
Lurky:
David Walliams
Hugh Bispham:
Philip Jackson
Graham:
Niall Buggy
Yasmina:
Rachel Shelley
Captain:
Arturo Venegas
Female Agent:
Robin Weaver
First AD Micky:
Gavan O'Herlihy
Paromy:
Shelley Bond
Lloyd:
Jake Broder
Doctor:
Gray O'Brien
Mrs Hatcher:
Di Botcher
Glynn:
Russell Brand

Budgie from Siouxsie and the Banshees, comedian Sean Lock, Five Star's Lorraine Pearson and Jason Perry, singer with rockers A, join host Mark Lamarr and team captains Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey for the pop quiz.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sean Lock
Unknown:
Lorraine Pearson
Singer:
Jason Perry
Unknown:
Mark Lamarr
Unknown:
Phill Jupitus
Unknown:
Bill Bailey

A special edition of the black comedy from Christmas 2000. Vicar Bernice Woodall is forced to listen to three festive tales from her Royston Vasey parishoners.
Written by Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith Producer Jemma Rodgers ; Director Steve Bendelack

Contributors

Written By:
Jeremy Dyson
Written By:
Mark Gatiss
Written By:
Steve Pemberton
Producer:
Jemma Rodgers
Director:
Steve Bendelack

1980s DJs Dave Lee Travis and Mike Read take a look back at the year Bananarama dominated the charts, Imagination writhed to Body Talk and Musical Youth Passed the Duchie. A year of classic television saw the first series of anarchic comedy The Young Ones, and Alan Bleasdale's Boys from the Blackstuff.

(Have Yourself a Merry Eighties Christmas is tomorrow at 10.15pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Dave Lee Travis
Presenter:
Mike Read
Director:
Andrew Nicholson

Doves perform Pounding and the Smiths' Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want, Liberty X give Just a Little and Radiohead's High and Dry. The Vines play Get Free and Outkast's Ms Jackson.
More tomorrow at 1.25am First shown on BBC Choice

Contributors

Unknown:
Ms Jackson.

BBC Two England

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