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Tikkabilla
Tamba's gone.

7.30 Fireman Sam

7.50 Pingu
Festive fun.

8.00 Balamory
Who will get to play Cinderella in the Christmas panto?

8.20 Oh Yes It Is!
4/5. It's party time in the Prince's palace.

8.40 Tweenies

Contributors

Writer (Balamory):
Wayne Jackman

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

A drama-documentary about how two corporate giants raced to link the east and west coasts of America by rail.

I Dazzling musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. When "Lucky" Gamett is late for his wedding, the bride's father forbids the marriage until the groom has made his fortune. Review page 53. Director George Stevens (1936. U)
(BW)

Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Astaire
Unknown:
Ginger Rogers.
Director:
George Stevens

Jeremy Brett stars as Sherlock Holmes in this 1988 dramatisation of Conan Doyle 's tale. The heir to the Baskerville estate appears to be threatened by a family curse. With Edward Hardwicke. Director Brian Mills
First shown on ITV
Jeremy Brett stars in The Eligible
Bachelor Thu 30 Dec 1.55pm; see also Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Boxing Day 9.25pm BBC1 Ideal Holmes: page 26

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Brett
Unknown:
Sherlock Holmes
Unknown:
Conan Doyle
Unknown:
Edward Hardwicke
Unknown:
Jeremy Brett
Unknown:
Sherlock Holmes

Regional Variations (2)

Porridge

BBC Two England

Porridge

Christmas Special: No Way Out

Duration: 41 minutes

on BBC Two England

Christmas special of the classic sitcom from 1975. The festive season falls upon HMP Slade and finds the inmates planning a jailbreak. Show more

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Harry Grout:
Peter Vaughan
Warren:
Sam Kelly
Prison Doctor:
Graham Crowden

Who were the mysterious men believed to have followed a star to the birthplace of Christ? Seeking the reality behind the Christmas card image, this documentary reveals the ancient religious traditions that may have inspired the Magi's visit. Producers Giles Llewellyn-Thomas and Sarah Strupinski ; Executive producers Anthony Geffen and Carol Sennett

Contributors

Producers:
Giles Llewellyn-Thomas
Producers:
Sarah Strupinski
Producers:
Anthony Geffen
Producers:
Carol Sennett

A starry line-up of thespians brings a selection of poems to life that reflects the gamut of Christmas experiences. Including Major Henry Livingston's The Night before Christmas, The Journey of the Magi by T.S. Eliot and Thomas Hardy's Christmas: 1924.
Among those taking part are Prunella Scales, Rhys Ifans, Jack Dee, Dougray Scott, Maggie Steed, Timothy West, Doon MacKichan, Michelle Collins, Saeed Jaffrey, Phill Jupitus and Michael Sheen.

Contributors

Unknown:
Prunella Scales
Unknown:
Rhys Ifans
Unknown:
Jack Dee
Unknown:
Dougray Scott
Unknown:
Maggie Steed
Unknown:
Timothy West
Unknown:
Doon MacKichan
Unknown:
Michelle Collins
Unknown:
Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown:
Phill Jupitus
Unknown:
Michael Sheen
Producer:
Sally George
Producer:
Caroline McCool
Producer:
Harry Thompson
Series Editor:
Daisy Goodwin

New series 1/3. The first of two heats features a team of television stalwarts, including Andrew Neil , Monty Don and Clare Balding , against a squad from their radio counterparts that boasts the likes of Ned Sherrin , Jenni Murray and Roger Bolton.
Heat two is tomorrow at 8.30pm.

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Neil
Unknown:
Monty Don
Unknown:
Clare Balding
Unknown:
Ned Sherrin
Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Roger Bolton.

Having started a pig farm in 2003 without a scrap of experience under his belt, Jimmy Doherty has big problems - his free-range pigs are running a little too wild. The embattled farmer has brought in local stockman Steve who may be able to save his porkers from extinction. Meanwhila, familiarfacesfill new roles in shops, production? poultry and marketing. However, Jimmy's accountant says the farm is losing money - does the business have a future? Director Henry Wilks ; Executive prod cer Jill Fullerton-Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Jimmy Doherty
Director:
Henry Wilks
Unknown:
Jill Fullerton-Smith

This time last year, a rogues'gallery of middle-aged moaners - including Jeremy Clarkson , Will Self and Rick Wakemen railed against pantos, nativity plays, false bonnomie and novelty socks. Director Alan Lewens

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown:
Rick Wakemen
Director:
Alan Lewens

Regional Variations (2)

Dead Ringers

Series 4

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

George Bush makes a solemn promise to the American people. An all-star cast, including Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise and Judi Dench, assemble for Trumpton: the Movie. Show more

Complex and suspenseful Second World War drama starring Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. An American pilot and a Japanese naval officer come face to face on an uninhabited island at the height of the battle for the Pacific. Their ensuing impersonal war becomes a conflict between two men struggling for survival. Review page 55.
Director John Boorman (1968, PG)

Contributors

Unknown:
Lee Marvin
Unknown:
Toshiro Mifune.
Director:
John Boorman

Regional Variations (2)

Later... with Jools Holland

Series 23

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Jools is joined by PJ Harvey, John Martyn, Tinariwen, Joseph 'Amp' Fiddler, Ash and Kanye West. Songwriters Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Brian Holland are in the studio to chat.

BBC Two England

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