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Morning. The story of D-Day 1944, when British, American and Canadian forces began the largest ever amphibian invasion on the beaches of Normandy. (BW and Colour)

10.50 Occupation. May 1940, and the Germans target neutral Holland, a country with liberal traditions but an indigenous Nazi movement. As Nazi propaganda takes hold, the country's Jewish population finds itself in increasing peril. By the end of the war, only 36,000 of the country's 140,000 Jews remain alive. (BW and Colour)

Sherlock Holmes murder mystery, the first of today's three programmes in the Watching the Detectives strand.
Holmes and Watson accompany a valuable diamond on the London-to-Edinburgh express, but discover there is a killer on the train.
Review page 65.
(1946, U) (BW)


Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes:
Basil Rathbone
Dr John H Watson:
Nigel Bruce
Major Duncan Bleek:
Alan Mowbray
Inspector Lestrade:
Dennis Hoey
Vivian Vedder:
Renee Godfrey
Skelton Knaggs
Lady Margaret Carstairs:
Mary Forbes
Train attendant:
Billy Bevan
Professor Kilbane:
Frederic Worlock

Columbo Cries Wolf. The lavish lifestyle of a men's magazine publisher is under threat from his disaffected female business partner, until she vanishes. Columbo is under increasing pressure to solve the mystery.

Kansas. Crichton and friends arrive in Earth's past, and take up residence close to his family home. But they soon realise it's not easy for off-worlders to escape attention.

Regional Variations (2)

Birding with Bill Oddie

BBC Two Scotland

The Last of the Vikings. The series concludes with an examination of the 1066 battle that marked the end of the Viking age in Britain. Julian Richards also looks at results from a nationwide survey that reveal in which areas the invaders left a significant genetic legacy.
Producer Sam Roberts ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul (Revised rpt)


Sam Roberts
Caroline van Den Brul

The classic quiz show returns for a one-off special celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first final. Four of the country's brainiest celebrities, including Vic Reeves , Janet Street-Porter and Adam Hart Davies , join quiz master Magnus Magnusson to compete for the prestigious title.
Director Jenny Dodd : Producer Pam Cavannagh


Vic Reeves
Janet Street-Porter
Adam Hart Davies
Quiz Master:
Magnus Magnusson
Jenny Dodd
Pam Cavannagh

Oscar-winning crime drama, adapted from James Ellroy 's hard-boiled detective novel. Three detectives become embroiled in a labyrinth of corruption, intrigue and murder, involving the editor of a sleazy tabloid and a prostitute who bears an uncanny resemblance to movie star Veronica Lake. Widescreen. Review page 65.
Director Curtis Hanson (1997, 18)


James Ellroy
Veronica Lake.
Curtis Hanson
Kevin Spacey
Bud White:
Russell Crowe
Edmund EdExley:
Guy Pearce
Capt Dudley Smith:
James Cromwell
Lynn Bracken:
Kim Basinger
Sid Hudgens:
Danny Devito
Pierce Patchett:
David Strathaim
DA Ellis Loew:
Ron Rifkin
Brett Chase:
Matt McCoy
Mickey Cohen:
Paul Guilfoyle
Dick Stensland:
Graham Beckel
Susan Lefferts:
Amber Smith
Buzz Meeks:
Darrell Sandeen
Tomas Arans

Continuing the comic, but painfully accurate, portrait of the modern workplace. Brent discovers another string to his bow and makes some easy money moonlighting.
For cast see Boxing Day and Saturday 28th December

Guests Terry Hall of the Specials and Fun Boy Three,
Kevin Simm from Liberty X, MTV presenter Edith Bowman and comedian Mark Steel join team captains Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey and host Mark Lamarr.


Terry Hall
Kevin Simm
Edith Bowman
Mark Steel
Phill Jupitus
Bill Bailey
Mark Lamarr.

Jason Donovan recalls the year in which Dirty Den departed from EastEnders, while Anneka Rice ran the gauntlet in Challenge Anneka. Guns 'n' Roses and Soul II Soul made very different musical contributions, and the "Madchester" phenomenon took hold. In sport, the nation's excitement when Bruno landed a punch on Tyson was all too short-lived. Director Andrew Serraillier , Executive producer Alan Brown


Jason Donovan
Anneka Rice
Andrew Serraillier
Alan Brown

Ms Dynamite performs It Takes More and Barrington Levy joins her for his own Too Experienced, the Cure play A Forest and Thin Lizzy 's Don't Believe a Word, while Elbow play Black Sabbath's The Wizzard, as well as their own Red. More tomorrow at 1.40am First shown on BBC Choice


Ms Dynamite
Barrington Levy
Thin Lizzy

BBC Two England

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