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Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.
Including 6.00, 7.00,8.00 news; 6 45, 7.45, 8.45 business news;
6.25,6.55,7.25,7.55,8.25,8.55 weather; 6.27, 6.57, 7.27, 7.57,
8.27,8.57 regional news, travel;
6.35, 7.35, 8.35 sport.
(S from 7am)


Presented By:
Bill Turnbull
Presented By:
Sian Williams.

Continuing the documentary series telling the story of the Second World War.
Red Star. Focusing on the siege of Leningrad, this instalment also assesses the terrible cost of the lonely war fought by Russia. (BW and Colour)

10.50 Whirlwind. Following the Blitz on Britain, the public demand retaliation bombings. Enter newly appointed head of Bomber Command, the vengeful Arthur Harris. (BW and Colour)

Beginning a run of three Science at Christmas programmes examining the pull of modem entertainment, Katy Hill and Steve McKenna explore the idea that music can manipulate our behaviour. To test this, three young musicians are given a week in which to use the latest technology to produce a garage track that will fill dance floors.


Katy Hill
Steve McKenna

Regional Variations (2)


Series 2

Episode 8: Christmas with the Parkinsons

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

For Ria, Christmas is a time of truth. Surrounded by people she loves, she is forced to do things she hates.

on BBC Two England

The highlight of this four-race card from Chepstow's biggest race meeting of the year is the
2.50 L75,000 Welsh National, for which Supreme Glory, who triumphed over the gruelling distance last Christmas, is being primed once more. Also featured are the 1.45 Finale
Juvenile Hurdle Race, the 2.15 Ray Horton Memorial Handicap Steeplechase and the 3.20 "Championship" Stakes
Standard Open National Hunt Rat Race. Presented by Clare Balding.
Senior producer Gerry Morrison


Ray Horton
Gerry Morrison

Civil War drama showing as part of the John Wayne in ... I strand. 1863, and a group of Union soldiers sets out on a raid behind Confederate lines. But the secrecy of their mission is jeopardised when Colonel John Marlowe encounters a beautiful Southern belle. Widescreen. Review page 61.
Ulrector John Ford (1959, PG) The season continues with The Comancheros at 6.10pm on New Year's Eve


John Wayne
Colonel John Marlowe
Colonel John Marlowe:
John Wayne
Major Henry Kendall:
William Holden
Hannah Hunter:
Constance Towers
Althea Gibson
Hoot Gibson
Mrs Buford:
Anna Lee
Russell Simpson
General U S Grant:
Stan Jones

Celebrating a passion for the garden whatever the weather, a host of green-fingered celebrities explain theirfondness for their favourite seasons. Cherished memories include mesmerising bluebell woods in spring, World Cup barbecues in summer, conker fights and woodland walks in autumn, and retreats to the garden shed as winter draws in. Contributions from Alan Titchmarsh , Diarmuid Gavin ,
Rachel de Thame and Charlie Dimmock are complemented by a rich seam of seasonal and comedy archive material. Director/producer Anna Gravelle The Joy of Home can be seen on Thursday 2nd January at 8pm


Alan Titchmarsh
Diarmuid Gavin
Charlie Dimmock
Anna Gravelle

Adaptation of Barbara Vine's best-selling novel of a young man's search for emotional and sexual gratification. Tim Cornish is dangerous and reckless in his sexual exploits, which involve both men and women. Embarking on a torrid affair with university Professor Ivo Steadman, Tim joins him on a research trip. As their relationship grows increasingly destructive, Tim becomes involved with the enchanting Isabel. Against the backdrop of the starkly beautiful Alaskan landscape, a deadly love triangle unfolds.
Written by Kevin Elyot ; Producers Alison Jackson and James P Lewis
Director Tom Shankland


Barbara Vine
Tim Cornish
Written By:
Kevin Elyot
Alison Jackson
James P Lewis
Tom Shankland
Tim Cornish:
Lee Williams
Ivo Steadman:
Marc Warren
Isabel Winwood:
Mikela Mikael
Thierry Massin:
Salvatore Migliore
James Gilman:
Mark Hildreth
Kit Winwood:
John Ralston
Fergus McKenzie:
Philip Granger
Emily Holmes
Margaret Cornish:
Christina Astrezembska
Aunt Clarissa:
Margaret Swinburne
a 12-year-old Tim Cornish,:
Uam McGuigan
a 17-year-old James Gilman,:
Andrew Murgatroyd
Library student:
David Cook
Taxi driver:
Christine Uppa
Robyn Hepples
Nathan Hayward:
Rub Bruner
Betsy Baranof:
Merrilyn Gann
Lillian Donizetti:
Pam Hyatt
George Donizetti:
Walter Marsh
Connie Dorral:
Beverty Breuer
Megan Skidmore
Heidi Hildreth
Interviewing officer:
Stephen Spender

The second series of the acclaimed comedy about office life begins a daily rerun. All set to sacrifice jobs at the Slough branch for the sake of his own career, David Brent experiences a sudden change of heart.
Cast on Boxing Day and Saturday 28 December


David Brent

Radio One's Emma B, comic actor and ex-Rutle Neil Innes, Seattle-based comedian Dave Fulton, and Skid Row's Sebastian Bach join team captains Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey for more music quiz mayhem. Mark Lamarr hosts.


Neil Innes
Dave Fulton
Sebastian Bach
Phill Jupitus
Bill Bailey
Mark Lamarr

Patsy Kensit recalls the year in which Sam Fox revealed all, Five Star rivalled the Jacksons and the fashion code required big specs and white stilettos. The TV show of the moment was Moonlighting, and all things Australian were big news. Producer Nick Cory Wright / Love 1987 is shown tomorrow at 12.35am


Patsy Kensit
Sam Fox
Nick Cory Wright

Jamiroquai, Atomic Kitten and Muse each perform a track of their own, as well as cover versions of songs by Roxy Music, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and Frankie Valli. More tomorrow at 2.05am First shown on BBC Choice


Martha Reeves
Frankie Valli.

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