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Great Railway Journeys

Series 2

Clive Anderson: Hong Kong to Ulaan Baatar

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two East

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson takes to the railways where he meets a nomadic tribe, visits Buddhist caves, experiences the Mongolian Stock Exchange, and ends up on the Trans-Siberian Express.

The liberation of Paris and Brussels was followed by one of the most tragic episodes of the conflict.
(BW and Colour)

10.50 Nemesis
As the Allied forces closed on Berlin, Hitler retreated to a bunker to face the end of the Reich.
(BW and Colour)

Classic mystery, showing in the Watching the Detectives strand. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are called in to investigate suspicious deaths at a Scottish mansion where members of an unusual club have assembled. Review page 66.
Director Roy William Neill (1944) (BW)


Sherlock Holmes
Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes:
Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson:
Nigel Bruce
Aubrey Mather
Dennis Hoey
Simon Merrivale:
Paul Cavanagh
Alan Cosgrave:
Holmes Herbert
John Simpson:
Harry Cording

Peter Falk stars as the detective in an episode showing in the Watching the Detectives strand. Murder in Malibu. A romance writer's young "love rat" romeo goes gunning for the woman.


Peter Falk

TR Bowen's feature-length dramatisation of Agatha Christie's novel starring Joan Hickson as the mild-mannered spinster sleuth, Miss Marple. Staying at an elegant hotel, Marple investigates when the doorman is murdered.
Producer George Gallaccio ; Director


Agatha Christie
Joan Hickson
George Gallaccio
Miss Jane Marple:
Joan Hickson
Lady Bess Sedgwick:
Caroline Blakiston
Elvira Blake:
Helena Michell
Colonel Luscombe:
James Cossins
Selina Hazy:
Joan Greenwood
Chief Inspector Davy:
George Baker
Sir Ronald Graves:
Douglas Milvain
Detlnsp Campbell:
Philip Bretherton

Western concluding the John Wayne in... season.
Texas Ranger Jake Cutter finds an unlikely ally in a tough gambler as he sets out on the trail of a gang of ruthless outlaws.
(Widescreen) Review page 66. (1961, PG)


Michael Curtiz
Captain Jake Cutter:
John Wayne
Paul Regret:
Stuart Whitman
Ina Balin
Nehemiah Persoff
Lee Marvin
Michael Ansara
Patrick Wayne
Major Henry:
Bruce Cabot

In the traditional end-of-year message, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Dr Rowan Williams , reflects on the past year and looks forward to the 12 months to come. Producer Jonathan Mayo : Executive producer Chris Loughlin Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm on BBC1


Dr Rowan Williams
Jonathan Mayo
Chris Loughlin

Cameras follow the everyday lives of five stars from a bygone age during the festive period. Tony Blackburn turns the lights on in Oxford, Nicholas Parsons sets light to his annual bonfire, Bernard Manning shops for a Christmas tree, Frank Carson visits Santa's grotto with his grandchildren and Bernie Clifton takes his ostrich to the panto.

TV Insider
Child star: It's a chilling thought, but the ubiquitous Tony Blackburn is concerned that he's about to be upstaged - by his own five-year-old daughter.
It's been a big year for Tone, whose TV reinvention has been consolidated by appearances on The Entertainers, a special edition of which can be seen on BBC2 (8.00pm). "Even before going out to Australia for I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, I'd filmed The Entertainers, and now that's taken off as well," he says. "To be associated with two such successful shows is terrific."
But daughter Victoria is showing signs of wanting to steal his limelight: "She has made more of an impact on The Entertainers than me - she loves the camera. I don't know who she gets it from."
She joins our Tone tonight as he switches on the Christmas lights in Oxford (the city, not the London street). "I think they only want me so long as she tags along," he says.


Nicholas Parsons
Bernard Manning
Frank Carson
Bernie Clifton
Series Producer:
Stuart Crabb
Executive Producer:
David Mortimer
Executive Producer:
Louis Theroux

An irreverent look at the careers of those who first savoured the celebrity spotlight courtesy of television talent shows. The contrasting fortunes of Britney Spears, Freddie Starr, Gary Barlow, Sheena Easton and Little and Large are chronicled using a mixture of archive footage, animation and interviews with colleagues and friends.
Director/producer Jamie Matson
Repeated with sign language on Thursday 2 January at 3.30am on BBC1


Freddie Starr
Gary Barlow
Sheena Easton
Jamie Matson
on BBC Two England

A dance down memory lane with performances by Dexys Midnight Runners, The Monkees, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, Village People, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, the Bee Gees, Kylie Minogue, Bucks Fizz, The Mavericks, Los Del Rio, Bill Haley and the Comets, Wham, Yazz, Manhattan Transfer and Black Lace. With the voice of Steve Wright.
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Steve Wright
Mark Hagen

Regional Variations (2)

Jools' Annual Hootenanny

Jools' 10th Annual Hootenanny - 2002

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Jools Holland's 10th New Year's Eve Hootenanny, featuring performances from Pulp, Ms Dynamite, Jimmy Cliff, Solomon Burke, Doves, Chrissie Hynde and Tom Jones. Show more

Mark Lamarr takes us into the early hours as regular team captains Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes are joined by Culture Club frontman Boy George , singer Mari Wilson , DJ Tommy Vance and UK hip-hop artist Blade. <R)


Mark Lamarr
Phill Jupitus
Sean Hughes
Boy George
Mari Wilson
Tommy Vance

Darren Hayes performs Strange Relationship and Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing, the Flaming Lips play Do You Realise? and Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out of My Head, and McAlmont & Butler sing Fat Larry's Band's Zoom plus their own Falling.
More tomorrow at 1.25am First shown on BBC Choice


Darren Hayes
Marvin Gaye

BBC Two England

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