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Great Zimbabwe to Kilimatinde Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr takes his family on a 3,000-mile journey through Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania to visit the village of Kilimatinde near Dares
Salaam where he spent six months as a pre-medical student in 1970.

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Henry Louis

Pacific. Ferocious fighting characterises the Allied offensive in the Pacific. The Japanese are fanatical in defence and severe casualties are incurred by the Americans as they embark on a two-pronged attack. (BW and Colour)

10.45 The Bomb. America was determined to use its latest weapon. With unconditional surrender not forthcoming from Japan, Enola Gay took flight on 6 August 1945. (BW and colour)

A classic mystery continues the Watching the Detectives strand. During the Second
World War, Holmes and Watson fly to America to prevent top-secret microfilm falling into Nazi hands. Review page 71.
(1943, U) (BW)

Contributors

Director:
Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes:
Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson:
Nigel Bruce
Nancy Partridge:
Marjorie Lord
William Easter:
Henry Daniell
Stanley:
George Zucco
Lt Peter Merriam:
John Archer
Bart Lang:
Gavin Muir
Det Lt Grogan:
Edmund MacDonald
Howe:
Don Terry
Cady:
Bradley Page
on BBC Two England

Watching the Detectives continues with another outing for Peter Falk as Columbo.
Strange Bedfellows. A young man's debts to the Mob put his family's thoroughbred farm in danger.

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Falk
on BBC Two England

The last of today's programmes in the Watching the Detectives strand sees Joan Hickson starring in another of Agatha Christie 's Miss Marple thrillers. A letter from a dead friend sends Miss Marple on a journey around England.

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Hickson
Unknown:
Agatha Christie

Sleepless in Bel-Air. Will pays for putting off studying until the last minute. And Ashley pays for staying out late on her first date. Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis guests.
Another episode can be seen tomorrow at the same time

Contributors

Unknown:
Branford Marsalis

Tabula Rasa. Willow secretly casts another spell to make Buffy and Tara forget their troubles, but it all goes wrong and the gang find themselves locked in the Magic Box.
Repeated, uncut, tomorrow at 1.05am Fancy the Buffy theme on your mobile? Visit www.radiotimes.com

Contributors

Unknown:
Tabula Rasa.

Regional Variations (2)

The Good Life

Series 1

Episode 1: Plough Your Own Furrow

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Tom Good decides that commuting is no life for a thinking man. His solution is unique in Surbiton but embarrassing to the neighbours.

An affectionate look at what the British public love about their homes. Featuring interviews with Sir Terence Conran, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Anna Ryder Richardson, Fiona Fullerton, Wayne Hemingway, and illustrated with great comedy moments from British television, this programme looks at 50 years of change behind our front doors. A host of celebrities, including Linda Barker, Anna Ryder Richardson and Tommy Walsh, show how they have designed their own homes. Narrated by Sarah Alexander.

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown:
Anna Ryder Richardson
Unknown:
Fiona Fullerton
Unknown:
Wayne Hemingway
Unknown:
Linda Barker
Unknown:
Anna Ryder
Unknown:
Tommy Walsh
Narrator:
Sarah Alexander
Producer:
Kerry Richardson
Executive Producer:
Mark Hill

a Comedy drama. Painfully shy Little Voice has a secret talent: she can mimic famous singers perfectly. When oily would-be impresario - and her mother's new suitor- Ray Say learns of her ability, he pushes her into a public perfomance. Widescreen.Review page 73.
Director Mark Herman (1998.15)

Contributors

Director:
Mark Herman
Mari Hoff:
Brenda Blethyn
Little Voice:
Jane Horrocks
Billy:
Ewan McGregor
George:
Philip Jackson
Sadie:
Annette Badland
Ray Say:
Michael Caine
MrBoo:
Jim Broadbent
Bouncer:
Adam Fogerty
Bouncer:
James Welsh
Stripper:
Karen Gregory
Arthur:
Fred Feast

The news of David's redundancy is not having the devastating effect on the office that he would have liked, but are brighter things on the horizon in the final episode of series two?
For cast see Boxing Day and Saturday 28th December

Host Mark Lamarr and team captains Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes are joined by guests Lisa Scott-Lee from Steps, music entrepreneur Tony Wilson , comedian
Ben Miller and presenter Kate Thornton.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lamarr
Unknown:
Phill Jupitus
Unknown:
Sean Hughes
Unknown:
Lisa Scott-Lee
Unknown:
Tony Wilson
Unknown:
Ben Miller
Presenter:
Kate Thornton.

Drama starring the late Rod Steiger , who died in July 2002. New York City:
Sol Nazerman , a Jewish pawnbroker, survived the Nazi death camps but watched his wife and family perish. His experiences have drained him of all emotional response and nobody can penetrate his self-absorption. Review page 73.
Director Sidney Lumet (1965, 12) (BW)

Contributors

Unknown:
Rod Steiger
Unknown:
Sol Nazerman
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Sol Nazerman:
Rod Steiger
Marilyn Birchfield:
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Rodriguez:
Brock Peters
Jesus Ortiz:
Jaime Sanchez
Ortiz's girl:
Thelma Oliver
Tessie:
Marketa Kimbrell
Mendel:
Baruch Lumet
Mr Smith:
Juano Hernandez
Ruth:
Linda Geiser
Bertha:
Nancy R Pollock

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