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7.20 Tots TV
In Lapland.

7.30 Pat's Magic Christmas
Festive fun with the postie.

8.00 Balamory
PC Plum creates a winter wonderland at Mrs Macleod's.

8.20 Oh Yes It Is!
5/5. Concluding the Cinderella story.

8.40 Tweenies

Contributors

Writer (Balamory):
Wayne Jackman

Regional Variations (2)

A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 1

Episode 6: Burning Convictions

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Simon Schama tells the story of the Reformation, from Henry VIII's love for Anne Boleyn to Bloody Mary's unsuccessful attempt to return England to Catholicism. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

Episode 2: The Brooklyn Bridge

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

This programme tells the story of father and son engineers John and Washington Roebling and their scheme to build the Brooklyn Bridge in New York

Regional Variations (2)

Holiday Affair

BBC Two England

Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for years

Romantic drama in which two very different men court a widow. In search of a gift for her son, the widow meets a sales clerk who proceeds to woo her. Her fiance is not impressed. Show more

Contributors

Mr Ennis:
Griff Barnett
Mrs Ennis:
Esther Dale
Mr Crowley:
Henry O'Neill
Police Lieutenant:
Henry Morgan
Plainclothesman:
Larry J Blake
Director:
Don Hartman
Producer:
Don Hartman

Destruction wrought by avarice is the theme of Puccini's opera, shown here in Annabel Arden 's Glyndebourne production, with soloists Alessandro Corbelli and Sally Matthews , and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. With in-vision subtitles.
Director Francesca Kemp ; Exec producer RossMacGibbon First shown BBC4 Hashmob- the Opera Boxing Day 4.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Annnabel Arden
Soloists:
Alessandro Corbelli
Soloists:
Sally Matthews
Unknown:
Vladimir Jurowski.
Director:
Francesca Kemp

Oscar-winning musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
Can Professor Henry Higgins refine cockney flower girl Eliza?
Review page 56.
Director George Cukor (1964, U) (W) *****

Contributors

Unknown:
George Bernard Shaw
Unknown:
Audrey Hepburn
Unknown:
Rex Harrison
Unknown:
Professor Henry Higgins
Director:
George Cukor

A celebration of Christmas from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The story is told in the words of the Bible and poetry by Laurie Lee, Oscar Romero and Longfellow. Carols include Once in Royal David's City; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; Unto Us Is Bom a Son and In the Bleak Midwinter. Producers David Kremer and James Whitbourn A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from King's College is today at 3pm on Radio 4 and tomorrow at 2pm on Radio 3

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Lee
Producers:
David Kremer
Producers:
James Whitbourn

Regional Variations (2)

Butterflies

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.

A merry montage of classic chart toppers from 40 years of Christmas shows, plus rare footage of the Beatles, a unique live version of Band Aid and a clip of Del Shannon that hasn't been seen since 1964. Festive songs come from the likes of Slade, Roy Wood, the Wombles and Jona Lewie, while party classics come courtesy of, among others, Wham!, Madonna, OutKast, Beyonce, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Blondie. Introduced by Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen
Repeated at 10.55pm
The Christmas edition of Top of the Pops is tomorrow on BBC12pm

Contributors

Introduced by:
Steve Wright
Producer:
Mark Hagen

2/3. The stage is represented by Sir Tim Rice ,
Adrian Noble , Ken Campbell and Harriet Walter in the second heat. Can they turn the tables on the team of critics and give them a proper mauling? Brian Sewell , Andrew Graham-Dixon , Waldemar Januszczak and Russell Davies will have other ideas. The final is Boxing Day 8pm.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Tim Rice
Unknown:
Adrian Noble
Unknown:
Ken Campbell
Unknown:
Harriet Walter
Unknown:
Brian Sewell
Unknown:
Andrew Graham-Dixon
Unknown:
Waldemar Januszczak
Unknown:
Russell Davies

Enchanting romantic comedy drama starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. The pious inhabitants of a small French village are angered when Vianne Rocher arrives and opens a chocolate shop - during Lent. But Vianne and her confectionery have an attraction that is hard to resist. Review page 59. (2000, 12)
Film Highlights: page 37

Contributors

Director:
Lasse Hallstrom
Vianne Rocher:
Juliette Binoche
Josephine Muscat:
Lena Olin
Roux:
Johnny Depp
Armande Voizin:
Judi Dench
Comte de Reynaud:
Alfred Molina
Serge Muscat:
Peter Stormare
Caroline Clairmont:
Carrie-Anne Moss
Madame Audel:
Leslie Caron
Guillaume Bierot:
John Wood

Regional Variations (2)

Dead Ringers

Series 4

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Jeremy Clarkson finds support for his belief that cars aren't bad for the environment. While Peter Mandelson embarks on a new career, David Blunkett announces police reforms. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Later... with Jools Holland

Series 23

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Jools is joined by Faithless, The Killers, Ojos De Brujo, Graham Coxon, Bobby Womack, Tom Jones and The Bad Plus.

Crime mystery starring Henry Kendall and Ida Lupino , and featuring John Mills. Bumbling John Grey gets involved in a murder investigation when a camera that contains film of a killing ends up in his car. Review page 59. Director Bernard Vorhaus (1933. U) (BW)
John Mills stars in Great Expectations tomorrow at 4.05pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Kendall
Unknown:
Ida Lupino
Unknown:
John Mills.
Unknown:
John Grey
Director:
Bernard Vorhaus
Unknown:
John Mills

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