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Tue 12 Dec

6:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

7:10am
The Bill
Strange Bedfellows
Season 14 Episode 114/121

A local boy goes missing, and Burnside is forced to turn to a convicted paedophile for help in finding him

8:00am
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 6/15

The crew tackles a blaze at a city farm, while things hot up between Kevin and Sally. Bayleaf is excited at the prospect of a new business venture with Clare, and Sandra becomes increasingly suspicious of Patti's phone calls to Hallam. Donald's obsession with the Blue Watch team leads to tragedy

9:00am
Casualty
As Others See Us
Season 24 Episode 14/49

Ruth is shocked when her estranged brother appears in the department after spending two years in prison, and he is not the only person showing a keen interest in the medic. Polly's guilt following Alistair's suicide affects her treatment of a homeless patient, Sean toys with Adam and Jessica, while the trainees are eager to impress. With guest star Lynda Baron

10:00am
Campion
Flowers for the Judge - Part One
Season 2 Episode 5/8

Part one of two. A murder draws Campion into the family feuds besetting a publishing business - and his friend Mike becomes chief suspect. Peter Davison and Brian Glover star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:00am
The Bill
Strange Bedfellows
Season 14 Episode 114/121

A local boy goes missing, and Burnside is forced to turn to a convicted paedophile for help in finding him

12:00pm
The Bill
Live and Ticking
Season 14 Episode 115/121

Sun Hill has a bomb scare when a device is discovered in the park. Jeff Stewart stars

1:00pm
Steptoe and Son
Crossed Swords
Season 4 Episode 2/7

Harold discovers a rare piece of porcelain and puts it up for auction, while Albert gets locked in the outdoor toilet. Derek Nimmo guest stars, with Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

1:40pm
Birds of a Feather
Commitments
Season 4 Episode 3/14

Sharon seems to be losing Chris and, more importantly, the ownership of the cafe. Meanwhile, Dorien has to choose between love and luxury. Comedy, starring Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson

2:20pm
Birds of a Feather
Wipe That Smile Off Your Tape
Season 4 Episode 4/14

Sharon joins a video dating agency and asks Darren to shoot a rehearsal tape, while Garth buys tickets for a Rolling Stones concert

3:00pm
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 6/15

The crew tackles a blaze at a city farm, while things hot up between Kevin and Sally. Bayleaf is excited at the prospect of a new business venture with Clare, and Sandra becomes increasingly suspicious of Patti's phone calls to Hallam. Donald's obsession with the Blue Watch team leads to tragedy

4:00pm
Casualty
As Others See Us
Season 24 Episode 14/49

Ruth is shocked when her estranged brother appears in the department after spending two years in prison, and he is not the only person showing a keen interest in the medic. Polly's guilt following Alistair's suicide affects her treatment of a homeless patient, Sean toys with Adam and Jessica, while the trainees are eager to impress. With guest star Lynda Baron

5:00pm
Campion
Flowers for the Judge - Part One
Season 2 Episode 5/8

Part one of two. A murder draws Campion into the family feuds besetting a publishing business - and his friend Mike becomes chief suspect. Peter Davison and Brian Glover star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

6:00pm
Steptoe and Son
Crossed Swords
Season 4 Episode 2/7

Harold discovers a rare piece of porcelain and puts it up for auction, while Albert gets locked in the outdoor toilet. Derek Nimmo guest stars, with Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

6:40pm
Last of the Summer Wine
Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure
Season 17 Episode 5/12

Lieutenant Commander Willoughby takes an instant liking to Compo, Clegg and Foggy and offers them the chance to become extremely wealthy. Ron Moody guest stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

7:20pm
As Time Goes By
The Affair
Season 4 Episode 4/10

Jean's sister-in-law Penny becomes convinced her husband is having an affair with his dental nurse and insists she move in with Jean and Lionel. Comedy, starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer
(Subtitles)

8:00pm
Death in Paradise
Season 3 Episode 8/8

DI Goodman is called in to investigate the death of former surgeon Emma Redding at a retirement home. With an empty packet of sleeping pills beside her body and her room locked from the inside, it looks like an open-and-shut case of suicide. However, the team discovers everything is not as it seems and mounting evidence suggests she may in fact have been poisoned. Then, a blast from Humphrey's past arrives unexpectedly on the island, and looks set to distract him from solving the case. Guest starring Rupert Vansittart, Joanna David, Phil Davis and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

9:00pm
New Tricks
Magic Majestic
Season 5 Episode 6/8

The team investigates the death of a man originally thought to have been killed by his hypnotised wife. Brian confronts the magician named in a tip-off and becomes embroiled in a battle of wits, while Gerry, sceptical of the phenomenon, agrees to be put under the spell of an expert at the Magic Circle - with disturbing results. Sam Kelly ('Allo! 'Allo!) guest stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00pm
New Tricks
The Rock - Part One
Season 10 Episode 1/10

Part one of two. Brian is suspended after assaulting a high-ranking officer in the Met, suspecting him of covering up a death in custody years before. Meanwhile, an Argentinian pistol recovered from the Thames is linked to two unsolved murders which took place 16 years apart - and with one of them having occurred in Gibraltar, Sandra takes the team - minus Brian - on an Iberian adventure to uncover the truth. Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman and Denis Lawson star in the crime drama, with a guest appearance from Vincent Regan
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:15pm
Birds of a Feather
Commitments
Season 4 Episode 3/14

Sharon seems to be losing Chris and, more importantly, the ownership of the cafe. Meanwhile, Dorien has to choose between love and luxury. Comedy, starring Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson

12:00am
The Bill
Live and Ticking
Season 14 Episode 115/121

Sun Hill has a bomb scare when a device is discovered in the park. Jeff Stewart stars

1:00am
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 6/15

The crew tackles a blaze at a city farm, while things hot up between Kevin and Sally. Bayleaf is excited at the prospect of a new business venture with Clare, and Sandra becomes increasingly suspicious of Patti's phone calls to Hallam. Donald's obsession with the Blue Watch team leads to tragedy

2:00am
Crocodile Shoes
The Tape
Season 1 Episode 1/7

Factory worker Jed Shepperd learns the prospect of redundancy is looming. In his spare time he writes and performs country music, a talent much admired by his sister Emma who sends off a demo tape to various record companies in London. One in particular seems interested, and an American contact confirms that he could make Jed a lot of money. Drama, starring Jimmy Nail

3:05am
Birds of a Feather
Wipe That Smile Off Your Tape
Season 4 Episode 4/14

Sharon joins a video dating agency and asks Darren to shoot a rehearsal tape, while Garth buys tickets for a Rolling Stones concert

4:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Wed 13 Dec

6:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

7:10am
The Bill
Live and Ticking
Season 14 Episode 115/121

Sun Hill has a bomb scare when a device is discovered in the park. Jeff Stewart stars

8:00am
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 7/15

Kevin rescues Sally from a rooftop blaze at a tower block, but despite saving her from the flames she gives him a frosty reception, and the Watch is called to carry out a routine inspection of a strip club

9:00am
Casualty
No More Heroes
Season 24 Episode 15/49

With Adam at Lucas's nativity play, Jordan seizes his chance to treat the victims of a bus crash, but his renewed confidence cannot hide the after-effects of his illness. The emotion of Alistair's funeral proves too much for Polly, who snaps at his friend Abe, while Zoe sets Yuki a challenge - to ask May out on a date. Joe McGann and former EastEnders actress Melanie Clark Pullen guest star

10:00am
Campion
Flowers for the Judge - Part Two
Season 2 Episode 6/8

Part two of two. Albert finds himself lured into a deadly trap as the murderer tries to cover his tracks. Peter Davison and Brian Glover star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:00am
The Bill
Live and Ticking
Season 14 Episode 115/121

Sun Hill has a bomb scare when a device is discovered in the park. Jeff Stewart stars

12:00pm
The Bill
All the Lonely People
Season 14 Episode 116/121

Rawton goes undercover as a lonely heart to trace a killer preying on vulnerable women

1:00pm
Steptoe and Son
Those Magnificent Men and Their Heating Machines
Season 4 Episode 3/7

Harold plans to install a central heating system by himself. Vintage comedy, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfred Brambell
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

1:40pm
Birds of a Feather
Caring
Season 4 Episode 5/14

The girls' aunt is taken to hospital with a broken leg, and it's up to them to decide whether she goes to an old people's home or comes to stay at their house. Comedy, starring Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke

2:20pm
Birds of a Feather
Nine and a Half Days
Season 4 Episode 6/14

When Tracey decides to organise a meeting of the Prisoners' Wives Support Group, Sharon gets more involved than she expected. Comedy, starring Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke

3:00pm
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 7/15

Kevin rescues Sally from a rooftop blaze at a tower block, but despite saving her from the flames she gives him a frosty reception, and the Watch is called to carry out a routine inspection of a strip club

4:00pm
Casualty
No More Heroes
Season 24 Episode 15/49

With Adam at Lucas's nativity play, Jordan seizes his chance to treat the victims of a bus crash, but his renewed confidence cannot hide the after-effects of his illness. The emotion of Alistair's funeral proves too much for Polly, who snaps at his friend Abe, while Zoe sets Yuki a challenge - to ask May out on a date. Joe McGann and former EastEnders actress Melanie Clark Pullen guest star

5:00pm
Campion
Flowers for the Judge - Part Two
Season 2 Episode 6/8

Part two of two. Albert finds himself lured into a deadly trap as the murderer tries to cover his tracks. Peter Davison and Brian Glover star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

6:00pm
Steptoe and Son
Those Magnificent Men and Their Heating Machines
Season 4 Episode 3/7

Harold plans to install a central heating system by himself. Vintage comedy, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfred Brambell
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

6:40pm
Last of the Summer Wine
Desperate for a Duffield
Season 17 Episode 6/12

Feeling rejected by Nora Batty, Compo reminisces about the first love of his life in his primary schooldays. With help from Norman and Foggy, he tries to find her while there is still time. Bill Owen stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

7:20pm
As Time Goes By
Welcome News
Season 4 Episode 5/10

A Hollywood producer arrives in town, full of big ideas about filming one of Lionel's books - but his plan to use authentic locations is met with disapproval. Comedy, starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer
(Subtitles)

8:00pm
Inspector George Gently
Gently Between the Lines
Season 6 Episode 1/4

It's 1969 and six months since the shootings in Durham Cathedral, and while Gently is almost back to full fitness, Bacchus has lost his confidence and tenders his resignation. Gently is determined to help his sergeant, so he gets him involved in one last case, the death in custody of a man arrested during a street protest - an investigation that leaves both detectives questioning what it means to be a police officer at a time when attitudes to the force are changing. Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby star, with Lisa McGrillis, Steve Evets and Ruth Gemmell
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00pm
New Tricks
The Rock - Part Two
Season 10 Episode 2/10

As the Gibraltar locals reel from the murder of shipping agent Gordon Fletcher, Brian and Gerry - last seen being carried off in a shipping container - find themselves stranded on the side of a Spanish mountain, and now face the problem of how to get back to the rest of the team. As Sandra attempts to unravel secrets stretching back over three decades and link what has now become three murders, she still has doubts about the innocence of charming entrepreneur Harry Truman - but that doesn't stop her joining him for lunch on his luxury yacht. Conclusion of a two-part story, with regulars Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, Dennis Waterman and Denis Lawson joined by Vincent Regan and George Irving
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:20pm
Birds of a Feather
Caring
Season 4 Episode 5/14

The girls' aunt is taken to hospital with a broken leg, and it's up to them to decide whether she goes to an old people's home or comes to stay at their house. Comedy, starring Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke

12:00am
The Bill
All the Lonely People
Season 14 Episode 116/121

Rawton goes undercover as a lonely heart to trace a killer preying on vulnerable women

1:00am
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 7/15

Kevin rescues Sally from a rooftop blaze at a tower block, but despite saving her from the flames she gives him a frosty reception, and the Watch is called to carry out a routine inspection of a strip club

2:00am
Crocodile Shoes
The Pitch
Season 1 Episode 2/7

Jed is invited to talk with executive Ade Lynn about his music. A deal is finalised and Ade becomes Jed's manager. However, Ade's wild lifestyle soon threatens to ruin relationships. Drama, starring Jimmy Nail as a factory worker who becomes a country and western singer

3:00am
Birds of a Feather
Nine and a Half Days
Season 4 Episode 6/14

When Tracey decides to organise a meeting of the Prisoners' Wives Support Group, Sharon gets more involved than she expected. Comedy, starring Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke

3:35am
Garden Hopping
Season 1 Episode 7/13

Daphne Ledward visits the stunning Rowden Gardens on Dartmoor - one of the participants in the National Gardens Scheme

4:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Thu 14 Dec

6:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

7:10am
The Bill
All the Lonely People
Season 14 Episode 116/121

Rawton goes undercover as a lonely heart to trace a killer preying on vulnerable women

8:00am
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 8/15

A massive explosion rips through the Woolwich ferry, and Blue Watch is forced to join forces with Hallam and the Fire Boat crew to tackle the ensuing blaze. Meanwhile, the situation between Kevin and Sally comes to breaking point

9:00am
Casualty
All I Want for Christmas
Season 24 Episode 16/49

Ruth's dreams of a happy Christmas with her brother Jonathan are dashed when she realises he has been stealing from her to fund his drug addiction. May is adjudged the least promising trainee, and allows her frustrations to get the better of her by playing a trick on Lenny that threatens to have far-reaching consequences for them both. Jordan faces up to the future after matters finally come to a head with Adam, Zoe continues to escape the stresses of life by drinking, and a spate of disappearances mystifies the staff. Guest starring Keith Barron

10:00am
Campion
Mystery Mile - Part One
Season 2 Episode 7/8

Part one of two. A judge seeks Campion's help after no less than four murders are committed in his household during a single month. Peter Davison stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:00am
The Bill
All the Lonely People
Season 14 Episode 116/121

Rawton goes undercover as a lonely heart to trace a killer preying on vulnerable women

12:00pm
The Bill
The Personal Touch
Season 14 Episode 117/121

Beech's dodgy past catches up with him when gangster Jimmy Smith calls in a favour. However, Burnside is becoming suspicious of his corrupt colleague. Leslie Grantham and Denise Van Outen guest star

1:00pm
Steptoe and Son
The Siege of Steptoe Street
Season 4 Episode 4/7

Albert and Harold barricade themselves in the house when the butcher demands they pay off their bill. Vintage comedy, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

1:40pm
Birds of a Feather
Belongings
Season 4 Episode 7/14

Sharon decides to give the cafe a new image and cut all connections with the Greek community - but the radical changes don't have the desired effect. Comedy, with Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson

2:20pm
Birds of a Feather
Hungry for Love
Season 4 Episode 8/14

A hurtful remark from Chris sends Tracey on a diet, while Dorien takes a new interest in fitness when she gets a handsome personal trainer

3:00pm
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 8/15

A massive explosion rips through the Woolwich ferry, and Blue Watch is forced to join forces with Hallam and the Fire Boat crew to tackle the ensuing blaze. Meanwhile, the situation between Kevin and Sally comes to breaking point

4:00pm
Casualty
All I Want for Christmas
Season 24 Episode 16/49

Ruth's dreams of a happy Christmas with her brother Jonathan are dashed when she realises he has been stealing from her to fund his drug addiction. May is adjudged the least promising trainee, and allows her frustrations to get the better of her by playing a trick on Lenny that threatens to have far-reaching consequences for them both. Jordan faces up to the future after matters finally come to a head with Adam, Zoe continues to escape the stresses of life by drinking, and a spate of disappearances mystifies the staff. Guest starring Keith Barron

5:00pm
Campion
Mystery Mile - Part One
Season 2 Episode 7/8

Part one of two. A judge seeks Campion's help after no less than four murders are committed in his household during a single month. Peter Davison stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

6:00pm
Steptoe and Son
The Siege of Steptoe Street
Season 4 Episode 4/7

Albert and Harold barricade themselves in the house when the butcher demands they pay off their bill. Vintage comedy, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

6:40pm
Last of the Summer Wine
The Suit That Turned Left
Season 17 Episode 7/12

The friends meet a mysterious man who has a machine that can locate `hidden forces'
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

7:20pm
As Time Goes By
The Anniversary Party
Season 4 Episode 6/10

Jean accepts Lionel's proposal, but their happiness is not shared by everyone. Sandy walks out on her boyfriend while Stephen tries to organise a surprise party for Penny
(Subtitles)

8:00pm
Miss Marple
Sleeping Murder
Feature-length episode. A newlywed, recently arrived in England from New Zealand, sees disturbing visions of a strangled corpse in the hallway of her dream home. Joan Hickson stars as the amateur detective determined to get to the bottom of the mystery
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00pm
New Tricks
The Sins of the Father
Season 10 Episode 3/10

The team reopens the 16-year-old case of an infamous getaway driver convicted of murdering his wife when new evidence suggests it could have been a miscarriage of justice. But Gerry, who was on the original investigation, refuses to believe the prisoner is anything but guilty. Meanwhile, Brian is in a reflective mood, convinced his days at Ucos are numbered after his actions against former police commander Embleton. Alun Armstrong, Dennis Waterman and Denis Lawson star as the veteran coppers, with Amanda Redman as their boss
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:20pm
Birds of a Feather
Belongings
Season 4 Episode 7/14

Sharon decides to give the cafe a new image and cut all connections with the Greek community - but the radical changes don't have the desired effect. Comedy, with Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson

12:00am
The Bill
The Personal Touch
Season 14 Episode 117/121

Beech's dodgy past catches up with him when gangster Jimmy Smith calls in a favour. However, Burnside is becoming suspicious of his corrupt colleague. Leslie Grantham and Denise Van Outen guest star

1:00am
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 8/15

A massive explosion rips through the Woolwich ferry, and Blue Watch is forced to join forces with Hallam and the Fire Boat crew to tackle the ensuing blaze. Meanwhile, the situation between Kevin and Sally comes to breaking point

2:00am
Crocodile Shoes
The Deal
Season 1 Episode 3/7

Jed finally arrives in London and meets up with new manager Ade, who sets up various big-money deals while dodging Snotter and Ox, the drug dealers to whom he owes money. Drama, starring Jimmy Nail and James Wilby

3:00am
Birds of a Feather
Hungry for Love
Season 4 Episode 8/14

A hurtful remark from Chris sends Tracey on a diet, while Dorien takes a new interest in fitness when she gets a handsome personal trainer

3:35am
Garden Hopping
Season 1 Episode 2/13

Daphne Ledward visits the Headland Garden in Polruan, Cornwall - one of the participants opening its havens to the public in the National Gardens Scheme - where plants face the harsh conditions of salt air and high winds

4:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Fri 15 Dec

6:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

7:10am
The Bill
The Personal Touch
Season 14 Episode 117/121

Beech's dodgy past catches up with him when gangster Jimmy Smith calls in a favour. However, Burnside is becoming suspicious of his corrupt colleague. Leslie Grantham and Denise Van Outen guest star

8:00am
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 9/15

Kevin is faced with the consequences of his affair with Sally after a party on the houseboat. Meanwhile, Nick's fears for Ariadne escalate, but he is temporarily distracted when he has to rescue a boy from a well

9:00am
Casualty
Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Season 24 Episode 17/49

The trainees are hailed as heroes and May finally feels like a doctor after saving the victims of a car accident, but one loose comment could well cost her the support of her friends. Noel is distraught when his father appears not to recognise him during a festive visit to his old people's home, and his concern mounts when several residents show symptoms of serious illness. Adam loses his cool when a jealous Sean goes too far with Jessica, while Ruth faces up to her loneliness after sending Jonathan away and finally lets her guard down with Jay. Ram John Holder (Desmond's) guest stars as Noel's dad, alongside comedian Sean Hughes

10:00am
Campion
Mystery Mile - Part Two
Season 2 Episode 8/8

Part two of two. Albert Campion solves the mystery of the judge who has apparently become a marked man. Peter Davison stars in the mystery drama series based on Margery Allingham's stories
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:00am
The Bill
The Personal Touch
Season 14 Episode 117/121

Beech's dodgy past catches up with him when gangster Jimmy Smith calls in a favour. However, Burnside is becoming suspicious of his corrupt colleague. Leslie Grantham and Denise Van Outen guest star

12:00pm
The Bill
Time Gentlemen Please
Season 14 Episode 118/121

Daly and Rawton find themselves pulling pints as part of an investigation into a protection racket targeting pubs, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase `behind bars'. Ray Ashcroft and Libby Davison star

1:00pm
Steptoe and Son
A Box in Town
Season 4 Episode 5/7

Harold decides to rent his own bachelor pad after his latest romantic conquest in thwarted by Albert. Vintage comedy, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfred Brambell
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

1:40pm
Birds of a Feather
Time and Tides
Season 4 Episode 9/14

Dorien suffers a major dilemma - she wants to have children but is scared witless by the prospect of being pregnant. Meanwhile, Garth becomes a champion pancake tosser - much to his imprisoned father's dismay. Comedy, starring Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson

2:20pm
Birds of a Feather
Sisters Are Doing It
Season 4 Episode 10/14

Tracey gets a job as a secretary at a printing works, and her boss causes quite a stir. Comedy, starring Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson

3:00pm
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 9/15

Kevin is faced with the consequences of his affair with Sally after a party on the houseboat. Meanwhile, Nick's fears for Ariadne escalate, but he is temporarily distracted when he has to rescue a boy from a well

4:00pm
Casualty
Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Season 24 Episode 17/49

The trainees are hailed as heroes and May finally feels like a doctor after saving the victims of a car accident, but one loose comment could well cost her the support of her friends. Noel is distraught when his father appears not to recognise him during a festive visit to his old people's home, and his concern mounts when several residents show symptoms of serious illness. Adam loses his cool when a jealous Sean goes too far with Jessica, while Ruth faces up to her loneliness after sending Jonathan away and finally lets her guard down with Jay. Ram John Holder (Desmond's) guest stars as Noel's dad, alongside comedian Sean Hughes

5:00pm
Campion
Mystery Mile - Part Two
Season 2 Episode 8/8

Part two of two. Albert Campion solves the mystery of the judge who has apparently become a marked man. Peter Davison stars in the mystery drama series based on Margery Allingham's stories
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

6:00pm
Steptoe and Son
A Box in Town
Season 4 Episode 5/7

Harold decides to rent his own bachelor pad after his latest romantic conquest in thwarted by Albert. Vintage comedy, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfred Brambell
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

6:40pm
Last of the Summer Wine
Beware of the Elbow
Season 17 Episode 8/12

The trio's curiosity is aroused when they encounter a man sporting an inflatable doll who wants to show the world his admiration for fat people and obesity, and hostility towards slimming and weight loss. Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde and Bill Owen star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

7:20pm
As Time Goes By
Wedding Preparations
Season 4 Episode 7/10

The announcement of Jean and Lionel's wedding date gives the neighbourhood women the perfect opportunity to go shopping for new outfits - until the bride-to-be is accused of shoplifting. Comedy, with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer
(Subtitles)

8:00pm
The Brokenwood Mysteries
As If Nothing Had Happened
Season 4 Episode 4/4

Alzheimer sufferer Edward Alderston comes under suspicion of involvement when an ex-finance company high-flyer responsible for the loss of many elderly people's life savings is found floating in a swimming pool with a samurai sword in his back. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00pm
New Tricks
The Little Brother
Season 10 Episode 4/10

While Brian spends time at home making peace with himself over his dismissal, he agrees to help Esther's friend Margaret find her missing brother Peter, in the interest of keeping his mind active. Peter was the accountant of a man who has gone to prison for the murder of his wife, so Brian visits the convict hoping he will be able to assist. However, his investigation begins to encroach on the Ucos team's efforts to track down a conman who may be connected to several outstanding cases. With Rosalind Ayres and Art Malik
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:20pm
Birds of a Feather
Time and Tides
Season 4 Episode 9/14

Dorien suffers a major dilemma - she wants to have children but is scared witless by the prospect of being pregnant. Meanwhile, Garth becomes a champion pancake tosser - much to his imprisoned father's dismay. Comedy, starring Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson

12:00am
The Bill
Time Gentlemen Please
Season 14 Episode 118/121

Daly and Rawton find themselves pulling pints as part of an investigation into a protection racket targeting pubs, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase `behind bars'. Ray Ashcroft and Libby Davison star

1:00am
London's Burning
Season 7 Episode 9/15

Kevin is faced with the consequences of his affair with Sally after a party on the houseboat. Meanwhile, Nick's fears for Ariadne escalate, but he is temporarily distracted when he has to rescue a boy from a well

2:00am
The Mystery of Men
Drama about four men who take out a life insurance policy together. The clause states whoever lives the longest will die the richest, so the women in their lives decide to give fate a helping hand. Neil Pearson, Nick Berry, Warren Clark and Robert Daws star

4:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Sat 16 Dec

7:10am
Boon
For Whom the Chimes Toll
Season 1 Episode 9/13

Seeking much-needed funds, Ken agrees to take on a `baby-sitting' job with a difference - minding a collection of antique clocks. However, Major Hopkinson, who owns them, appears to have some unpleasant acquaintances. Maurice Denham guest stars

8:00am
Boon
Jack of All Tradesmen
Season 1 Episode 10/13

Ken is asked to find the Mahoney Brothers by a somewhat shady geezer. Unable to turn down the money, he takes the job despite serious misgivings from Doreen. Starring Michael Elphick

9:00am
Birds of a Feather
Jobs for the Girls
Season 2 Episode 14/16

In a bid to raise some cash for Christmas, Tracey falls back on her typing skills, while Sharon reckons there is a gap in the market for her own unique brand of pet care

9:40am
Birds of a Feather
Someone Else's Baby
Season 2 Episode 15/16

Dorien takes her antique silver samovar to the Antiques Roadshow, inspiring the sisters to search for their own family heirlooms - and soon they make a surprising discovery

10:20am
Birds of a Feather
Keeping Up Appearances
Season 3 Episode 1/13

Darryl is feeling the effects of two years in prison, prompting Dorien to offer her own brand of advice. Comedy, starring Alun Lewis and Lesley Joseph

11:00am
The Wind in the Willows
Lavish live-action adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's much-loved children's novel. Matt Lucas stars as Toad, the aristocratic amphibian with a love of fast cars, with Bob Hoskins, Mark Gatiss and Lee Ingleby as his best friends Badger, Rat and Mole, who `poop-poop' his new hobby when they realise he is becoming a menace to other road-users. However, Mr Toad ignores them, runs away and steals a motor car - for which he gets thrown into prison for 20 years. With no one to look after his stately manor house, the place is overrun with stoats and weasels

1:00pm
The Duchess of Duke Street
Ain't We Got Fun
Season 2 Episode 16/16

As the Bentinck becomes increasingly fashionable, Sophie Applegate tries to persuade Louisa to share her life story. Last episode of the period drama, starring Gemma Jones and Anna Calder-Marshall

2:20pm
The Ruby in the Smoke
Billie Piper stars in this adaptation of award-winning novelist Philip Pullman's first in a quartet of books about Victorian heroine Sally Lockhart. Sixteen-year-old Sally has little in the way of academic knowledge, but has a thorough grounding in military tactics, can ride like the wind and shoot straight with a pistol. So when her father dies in mysterious circumstances during a voyage to the South China Sea, and a letter arrives soon after containing a strange warning, it becomes clear that Sally is in danger and will need to draw on all her skills. The stellar cast also includes Julie Walters, Robert Glenister, David Harewood, Ramon Tikaram, JJ Feild and Don Gilet. Adapted for the screen by Bafta-winning writer Adrian Hodges (Charles II, Rome, The Lost World)
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4:20pm
Birds of a Feather
Jobs for the Girls
Season 2 Episode 14/16

In a bid to raise some cash for Christmas, Tracey falls back on her typing skills, while Sharon reckons there is a gap in the market for her own unique brand of pet care

5:00pm
The Wind in the Willows
Lavish live-action adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's much-loved children's novel. Matt Lucas stars as Toad, the aristocratic amphibian with a love of fast cars, with Bob Hoskins, Mark Gatiss and Lee Ingleby as his best friends Badger, Rat and Mole, who `poop-poop' his new hobby when they realise he is becoming a menace to other road-users. However, Mr Toad ignores them, runs away and steals a motor car - for which he gets thrown into prison for 20 years. With no one to look after his stately manor house, the place is overrun with stoats and weasels

7:00pm
Sue Thomas: FBEye
The Leak
Season 1 Episode 13/19

The team has its work cut out as it searches for a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist - and an intelligence leak makes the job even harder. Deanne Bray stars
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8:00pm
The Mrs Bradley Mysteries
Laurels Are Poison
Season 1 Episode 3/4

The elegant sleuth tries to solve the fatal poisoning of a friend's relative - while George is forced to confront dark secrets from his past. Detective drama, based on the novel by Gladys Mitchell, starring Diana Rigg and Neil Dudgeon, with Phyllida Law and Michele Dotrice (Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)
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9:00pm
The Scandalous Lady W
Game of Thrones and Hunger Games star Natalie Dormer leads the cast in this fact-based drama about the scandalous life of Lady Worsley, an 18th-century noblewoman who dared to leave her husband and elope with his best friend, Captain George Bisset. As a result, she finds herself at the centre of a very public trial as the powerful Sir Richard Worsley seeks compensation from her lover - so she takes the decision to expose the truth about her marriage and the affair. With Shaun Evans (Endeavour) and Aneurin Barnard (Cilla)
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:50pm
Waking the Dead
Undertow
Season 5 Episode 5/6

Feature-length episode. The team finds evidence linking a soon-to-be-released benefits fraudster with a string of murders. Unfortunately, the nature of their proof is circumstantial at best - and with only a short while to go until the end of the man's nine-month sentence, the detectives have their work cut out to solve the crimes before he is released and free to kill again. Detective drama, starring Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston
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1:10am
Missing
Season 1 Episode 1/2

First of a two-part psychological thriller, starring Joanne Froggatt as a homeless girl caught up in the hunt for a serial killer. Streetwise Sybil Foster is a born survivor - until she finds herself accused of murder and the struggle to avoid capture starts to threaten her sanity. With Gregor Fisher and Phyllis Logan

2:40am
The White Princess
In Bed with the Enemy
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Sequel to The White Queen, set in the Middle Ages and picking up as the tumultuous War of the Roses comes to an end, a new generation ascends to the throne in a tale of power, political clashes, family, love and betrayal. As the victor of the Battle of Bosworth, Henry Tudor, is set to ascend the throne and Elizabeth of York and her family, supporters of the former King, find themselves in grave danger. Lizzie must fulfil her promise to marry King Henry VII and bring peace to the nation. Jodie Comer, Jacob Collins-Levy, Suki Waterhouse and Michelle Fairley star

4:00am
Home Shopping
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Sun 17 Dec

6:00am
Home Shopping
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7:10am
The Bill
Strange Bedfellows
Season 14 Episode 114/121

A local boy goes missing, and Burnside is forced to turn to a convicted paedophile for help in finding him

8:00am
The Bill
Live and Ticking
Season 14 Episode 115/121

Sun Hill has a bomb scare when a device is discovered in the park. Jeff Stewart stars

9:00am
The Bill
All the Lonely People
Season 14 Episode 116/121

Rawton goes undercover as a lonely heart to trace a killer preying on vulnerable women

10:00am
The Bill
The Personal Touch
Season 14 Episode 117/121

Beech's dodgy past catches up with him when gangster Jimmy Smith calls in a favour. However, Burnside is becoming suspicious of his corrupt colleague. Leslie Grantham and Denise Van Outen guest star

11:00am
New Tricks
Father's Pride
Season 4 Episode 7/8

The team reopens a 20-year-old case when a camera and film belonging to a photographic lab assistant murdered in 1987 are found by chance in a Soho pub toilet. New evidence leads the detectives into the world of modelling and to the door of a professional footballer. Meanwhile, Brian's erratic behaviour takes an alarming turn, and Gerry is less than happy when his daughter Emily (played by Dennis Waterman's real-life daughter Hannah) joins the team and looks to Sandra as a role model
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

12:00pm
Oliver Twist
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Adaptation of Charles Dickens' story. An orphan boy endures a horrible childhood in the workhouse, but yearns for more. After being sold to a cruel undertaker, he runs away to London - where he joins a group of pickpockets. Timothy Spall heads an all-star cast as Fagin, with support from Tom Hardy, Gregor Fisher, Sarah Lancashire, Sophie Okonedo, Julian Rhind-Tutt and William Miller in the title role
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

2:00pm
Oliver Twist
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. Sikes escapes back to London with a badly wounded Oliver, while Mr Bumble declares his love for Mrs Corney - and captivated by the promise of social advancement, she agrees to marry him. Later, Nancy stumbles on a secret meeting, during which she overhears Monks telling Fagin he wants Oliver dead in two days
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

4:00pm
The Shadow in the North
Billie Piper stars in this dramatisation of Philip Pullman's novel - the second in his quartet of books about Victorian heroine Sally Lockhart. It's six years since the events of The Ruby in the Smoke, and Sally has her own financial consulting business. When a client loses a fortune following the unexpected collapse of a shipping firm, the young businesswoman grows suspicious and sets out to investigate - and a clairvoyant soon puts her on the trail of the richest man in Europe and a terrifying new weapon, the Hopkinson Self-Regulator. Period thriller, co-starring Jared Harris, JJ Feild, David Harewood and Lyndsey Marshal
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6:00pm
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
Well-Schooled in Murder
Season 1 Episode 1/4

Feature-length episode. Lynley and Havers respond to a call for help from a friend working at a prestigious public school to investigate the disappearance of a promising pupil. Their inquiries are hampered by the establishment's ancient traditions and unwritten rules, but the truth eventually proves more sinister than the detectives could ever have anticipated. Guest starring Bill Nighy, with Nathaniel Parker and Sharon Small
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8:00pm
New Tricks
Father's Pride
Season 4 Episode 7/8

The team reopens a 20-year-old case when a camera and film belonging to a photographic lab assistant murdered in 1987 are found by chance in a Soho pub toilet. New evidence leads the detectives into the world of modelling and to the door of a professional footballer. Meanwhile, Brian's erratic behaviour takes an alarming turn, and Gerry is less than happy when his daughter Emily (played by Dennis Waterman's real-life daughter Hannah) joins the team and looks to Sandra as a role model
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

9:00pm
Taggart
Evil Eye
Season 6 Episode 1/3

The detectives connect the killing of a gypsy woman near Glasgow to a policeman stabbed in London during a jewel robbery, but their inquiries are hampered by a team from the Met

11:55pm
Taggart
Death Comes Softly
Season 6 Episode 2/3

Jardine and Taggart investigate the murder of a pensioner, focusing their inquiries on his daughter and son-in-law. Unfortunately, the case soon takes an unexpected turn. Glasgow-set detective drama, starring Mark McManus and Blythe Duff

2:40am
The White Princess
Hearts and Minds
Season 1 Episode 2/8

King Henry VII sets out to establish himself as the new sovereign, but finds a dangerous, deeply divided kingdom. Lizzie's loyalties are further complicated by the child she is expecting. Jodie Comer, Jacob Collins-Levy, Suki Waterhouse and Michelle Fairley star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

4:00am
Home Shopping
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Mon 18 Dec

6:00am
Home Shopping
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7:00am
Call the Midwife
Christmas Special 2012
Season 2

The nuns find a newborn baby on the steps of the convent. The discovery prompts the community to rally round, providing food and clothing for the unexpected arrival. But the question remains - who is his mother and why did she leave him there? While the investigation gets under way, Jenny gets caught up in the mystery surrounding semi-vagrant local Mrs Jenkins, and the newly married Chummy pulls out all the stops to mount a successful children's nativity play. Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Pam Ferris and Jenny Agutter star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

8:20am
Call the Midwife
Christmas Special 2013
Season 3

It's Christmas time in Poplar and love is in the air as Jenny's relationship with Alec continues to blossom, while Shelagh is planning her quiet wedding to Dr Turner. However, the peace is suddenly disturbed when the police arrive at Nonnatus House to announce an unexploded bomb has been discovered just around the corner and everybody in the district is being evacuated to safety. The electricity has been cut off and the streets are pitch-black, and with the locals scurrying to safety, the nuns and nurses reach out to anyone in need of medical help. The spirit of the Blitz takes over as the community's members pull together - aware that, at any moment, their homes could be reduced to rubble. Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris and Laura Main star in a festive special of the 1950s-set drama, with a guest appearance by comedian Sandi Toksvig
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00am
The Bill
Time Gentlemen Please
Season 14 Episode 118/121

Daly and Rawton find themselves pulling pints as part of an investigation into a protection racket targeting pubs, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase `behind bars'. Ray Ashcroft and Libby Davison star

11:00am
The Bill
Puzzled
Season 14 Episode 119/121

Quinnan and Boulton tackle the strange case of a drugged dog and a shady hippy, while Hollis defends the reputation of Sun Hill in a pub quiz. Police drama, starring Andrew Paul, Russell Boulter and Jeff Stewart

12:00pm
Catherine Cookson's The Secret
Feature-length dramatisation of the writer's only thriller, set in 19th-century Tyneside. Colin Buchanan stars as successful businessman Freddie Musgrave, who has worked hard for 20 years to live down his misspent youth as runner to a gang of smugglers and is shocked when a face appears from long ago, threatening to reveal the details of his sordid past. With Clare Higgins and June Whitfield
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3:00pm
Call the Midwife
Christmas Special 2012
Season 2

The nuns find a newborn baby on the steps of the convent. The discovery prompts the community to rally round, providing food and clothing for the unexpected arrival. But the question remains - who is his mother and why did she leave him there? While the investigation gets under way, Jenny gets caught up in the mystery surrounding semi-vagrant local Mrs Jenkins, and the newly married Chummy pulls out all the stops to mount a successful children's nativity play. Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Pam Ferris and Jenny Agutter star

4:40pm
Call the Midwife
Christmas Special 2013
Season 3

It's Christmas time in Poplar and love is in the air as Jenny's relationship with Alec continues to blossom, while Shelagh is planning her quiet wedding to Dr Turner. However, the peace is suddenly disturbed when the police arrive at Nonnatus House to announce an unexploded bomb has been discovered just around the corner and everybody in the district is being evacuated to safety. The electricity has been cut off and the streets are pitch-black, and with the locals scurrying to safety, the nuns and nurses reach out to anyone in need of medical help. The spirit of the Blitz takes over as the community's members pull together - aware that, at any moment, their homes could be reduced to rubble. Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris and Laura Main star in a festive special of the 1950s-set drama, with a guest appearance by comedian Sandi Toksvig

6:20pm
Last of the Summer Wine
Whoops
Season 5 Episode 9/9

Compo, Clegg and Foggy decide to invite long-lost school friends from the town for a drink at the pub on Christmas Eve. Festive instalment of the long-running comedy from 1981, starring Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde and Bill Owen
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

7:00pm
Steptoe and Son
The Party
Christmas special from 1973. Harold decides to spend the festive season in Majorca and promptly heads off to the travel agent - then faces the grim task of telling Albert he'll be alone for the holidays. When his plans fall through, he decides to throw a party at home instead. Starring Harry H Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell and Frank Thornton
(Subtitles)

8:00pm
Death in Paradise
Season 1 Episode 1/8

A British cop is murdered on the Caribbean island of Saint Marie, and the local commissioner declares another officer from the UK must be flown over to lead the investigation. Enter DI Richard Poole, a brilliant detective with a unique approach to cracking crime, and just the man to solve the mystery of his colleague's death. The only problem is, he is totally unsuited to a life of sun, sea and sand - and worse still, it seems his boss back home wants him to stay there. First episode of the drama, starring Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Lenora Crichlow, Don Warrington, Danny John-Jules and Sean Maguire
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

9:20pm
Death in Paradise
Season 1 Episode 2/8

British DI Richard Poole is trying to get used to his new Caribbean surroundings when news comes through of another murder - a bride shot through the heart with a spear gun just hours after getting married. Teaming up with Camille, Richard quickly establishes no one entered or left the fifth floor of the hotel where she was celebrating, meaning one of the wedding guests must have been responsible. Mystery drama, starring Ben Miller and Sara Martins, with Frances Barber, Matt Di Angelo and Paterson Joseph
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:40pm
New Tricks
Cry Me a River
Season 10 Episode 5/10

The unsolved murder of pornographer Jim Hockney is reopened when his daughter Sara provides DNA proof he wasn't her father. The team tries to track down jazz singer Angela Gold, who was the victim's girlfriend at the time and disappeared from the music scene after being acquitted of the crime, and it's Brian's replacement Danny Griffin (Nicholas Lyndhurst) who manages to find her. However, with Angela professing her innocence and Sara's mother Jane also arousing suspicion, it becomes a struggle to determine who is telling the truth. With a guest appearance by Brian Capron
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:50pm
Taggart
Killer
Season 1 Episode 1/3

First episode of the Glasgow-set crime drama. A murderer is on the loose, and one by one, bodies of young women are found strangled in the city. The inquiry is headed by top detective Jim Taggart, a tough local cop who has risen through the ranks and one of the new breed of graduate policemen, Peter Livingstone. However, despite their differences they work together breaking all the rules to hunt the killer before he strikes again. Mark McManus and Neil Duncan star

2:40am
Missing
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Conclusion of a two-part psychological thriller, starring Joanne Froggatt and Gregor Fisher. With another man dead, evidence mounts against Sybil, sending her mind into overdrive to the point where she questions her own innocence. But the young woman strikes a chord with compassionate detective Doug, who feels there is more to her than meets the eye

4:00am
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