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A repeat of the four-part series from spring this year in which
William Shawcross tells the story of the Queen's 50-year-reign through personal recollections, archive film and new footage. Servant of the People. A look at the Queen's relationship with her people during a period of unprecedented social change. Includes an interview with the Princess Royal.
11.45 Private Passions
Identifying who has most influenced the Queen, and how she handles problems within her family, featuring home movie footage.
12.45 Enduring Loyalties
Assessing the Queen's role as head of the Commonwealth and her skills of diplomacy.
1.45 My Government and I
As head of state, Elizabeth II has presided over the terms of office often prime ministers, five of whom are now dead. This episode examines the Queen's relationship with her governments. Series producer John Bridcut


William Shawcross
John Bridcut

Deborah Bull introduces a performance from Stockholm's Royal Opera House of the Director Laureate of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sir Peter Wright 's revised version of Petipa's classic Tchaikovsky ballet.
A beautiful princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by a malign magician, Rothbart. With the Royal Swedish Ballet conducted by Michel Queval.
Executive producers Ross MacGibbon. Christina Hornblad : Director
Ross MacGibbon


Deborah Bull
Sir Peter Wright
Conducted By:
Michel Queval.
Ross MacGibbon.
Christina Hornblad
Ross MacGibbon
Nathalie Nordquist
Prince Siegfried:
Anders Nordstrom

A profile of singer, actor and American icon Bing Crosby , chronicling his life from birth in Tacoma, Washington in 1903, via fame as a 1930s crooner in Hollywood - Crosby made more successful recordings than Sinatra and the Beatles combined -to star of the big and small screens through roles in White Christmas, High Society and his own television show. Director Nigel Algar; Series producer Paul Kerr


Bing Crosby
Nigel Algar
Paul Kerr

Frank Capra's classic fantasy drama.
George Bailey is a small-town businessman who believes he has been a failure. Contemplating suicide, George meets his guardian angel and discovers what life in the town of Bedford Falls would have been like had he never lived.
Review page 54. (1946, U) (BW)


Frank Capra
George Bailey:
James Stewart
Mary Hatch:
Donna Reed
Mr Potter:
Lionel Barrymore
Uncle Billy:
Thomas Mitchell
Clarence Oddbody:
Henry Travers
Mrs Bailey:
Beulah Bondi
Frank Faylen
Ward Bond
Violet Bick:
Gloria Grahams
Mr Gower:
H.B. Warner
Bailey Todd Karns
Pa Bailey:
Samuel S. Hinds
Cousin Tilly:
Mary Teen
Sam Wainwright:
Frank Alberts

A special in which the soprano is joined by South American opera star Jose Cura , South African diva Sibongile Khumalo and jazz trumpeter Guy Barker for a performance of seasonal tunes at the Harrogate International Centre.
With the Northern Sinfonia and the Northern Spirit Singers conducted by Philip Ellis , Garrett and guests perform Lux Aetema , the choral setting of Nimrod from Elgar's Enigma
Variations, Some Enchanted Evening, Abide With Me, Baby It's Cold Outside, Little Drummer Boy and Silent Night.
Director Guy Freeman ; Producer Emma Cornish


Jose Cura
Sibongile Khumalo
Guy Barker
Conducted By:
Philip Ellis
Lux Aetema
Guy Freeman
Emma Cornish

Biographical comedy drama directed by Mike Leigh.
Following the relative failure of their latest opera, Princess Ida, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan clash over the topic of their next project and seem set to end their partnership.
But then Gilbert's wife persuades him to visit an exhibition of Japanese culture. Widescreen. Review page 54.
(1999, 12)


Directed By:
Mike Leigh.
Ws Gilbert
Arthur Sullivan
WS Gilbert:
Jim Broadbent
Arthur Sullivan:
Allan Corduner
Richard Temple:
Timothy Spall
Lucy Kitty Gilbert:
Lesley Manville
Richard D'Oyly Carte:
Ron Cook
Helen Lenoir:
Wendy Nottingham
Durward Lely:
Kevin McKidd
Leonora Braham:
Shirley Henderson
Madame Leon:
Alison Steadman
Dexter Fletcher
Katrin Cartlidge
John D'Auban:
Andy Serkis
Mr Price:
Mark Benton
Fanny Ronalds:
Eleanor David

Regional Variations (2)

The Office

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 35 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

A celebration of The Office. Though he's supposed to be making redundancies, Brent hires a new secretary. And later, it's beers all round as the team go to Slough's top nightclub. Show more

Guests joining moderator Mark Lamarr and team captains
Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey are singer-songwriter
Billy Bragg , founder member of the Small Faces Ian McLagan , comedian and journalist Mark Steel and Gay-yee Westerhoff , cellist with girl band Bond.


Mark Lamarr
Phill Jupitus
Bill Bailey
Billy Bragg
Ian McLagan
Mark Steel
Gay-Yee Westerhoff

Holly Johnson , lead singer with Frankie Goes to Hollywood, recalls the year that Relax was banned, thus ensuring its success. At the same time, Madonna was crowned the queen of pop, Sade defined the concept of coffee-table music and the film careers of "Brat Pack" members Demi
Moore, Emilio Estevez and Rob Lowe were launched.
Director Martyn Smith 1 Love 1985 is tomorrow at 12.30am


Holly Johnson
Frankie Goes
Emilio Estevez
Rob Lowe
Martyn Smith

Ash perform Burn Baby Burn and the Buzzcocks' I Don't Mind, Idlewild play American English and their take on the Cure's Boys Don't Cry and Al deliver their rendition of Bryan Adams 's Summer of 69 plus their own track Make It Good. Presented by Dermot O'Leary.
More tomorrow at 2am First shown on BBC Choice


Bryan Adams
Presented By:
Dermot O'Leary.

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