MON­DAY DE­CEM­BER 31

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Mary Berry vis­its Hare­wood House in West York­shire as staff pre­pare for the Christ­mas fes­tiv­i­ties, and dis­cov­ers how coun­try houses like this cel­e­brate the sea­son on a grand scale. (AD) (R) (W) (S)

Gregg Wal­lace vis­its the UK’s largest sports shoe fac­tory to see how 3,500 pairs of train­ers are made ev­ery day, be­fore meeting the man who comes up with the lat­est de­signs. (R) (W) (S)

Teams made up of dis­tin­guished grad­u­ates of Sh­effield and Manch­ester compete to secure a place in the semi-fi­nals. Jeremy Paxman hosts. (W) (S)

2016 (PG) An­i­mated drama based on Ray­mond Briggs’ graphic novel fol­low­ing the lives of his par­ents through 40 tu­mul­tuous years. With the voices of Jim Broad­bent and Brenda Blethyn. (AD) (W) (S)

Pro­file of the au­thor of The Snow­man, told through in­ter­views with the man him­self, il­lus­tra­tions by Chris Rid­dell and con­tri­bu­tions by Andy Serkis, Nick Park and Posy Sim­monds. (W) (S)

An ex­tended ver­sion of the quiz in which Ja­son Man­ford, Romesh Ran­ganathan and Holly Walsh join Alan Davies to vie for points from a range of Christ­mas­themed posers. (R) (W) (S)

Sarah Mil­li­can hosts the fourth an­nual Christ­mas spe­cial, recorded be­fore a packed house at Lon­don’s Ham­mer­smith Apollo. (W) (S)

With Michael Bublé, Jess Glynne, Nile Rodgers, Ge­orge Ezra, Marc Al­mond. (W)

(R) (W) (S) Read­ing Fes­ti­val 2018: The Best Bits (R) (W) (S)

This Is BBC Two (W) (S) (W) Fash­ion news. (W)

The am­bi­tious legacy project to cre­ate a global net­work of pro­tected forests. (R) (W) (S)

The legacy of one of the coun­try’s longest run­ning and most famous shows. (R) (W) (S)

2008 (12) Fan­tasy ad­ven­ture se­quel, star­ring Bren­dan Fraser. (W) (S) (W) (S)

Di­ver­sity’s Ash­ley Banjo, Benidorm ac­tor Jake Canuso and TV pre­sen­ter Lor­raine Kelly take part in a celebrity edi­tion of the guess­ing game-show. (R) (W) (S)

Five IT work­ers from Cum­bria an­swer ques­tions about top ten lists. (R) (W) (S)

Ben Shep­hard presents the celebrity quiz show. (R) (W) (S) Em­merdale, 7pm

Andi Osho, Mark Ram­prakash, Alex Beres­ford and Jane Moore an­swer gen­eral knowl­edge ques­tions and work as a team to secure a cash prize for char­ity. Pre­sented by Bradley Walsh. (R) (W) (S)

Jor­dan Stephens, Janet Street-Porter, Alex Brooker and Una Stubbs are tasked with sav­ing planet Earth. (R) (W) (S)

Matty suf­fers a cruel hu­mil­i­a­tion, Har­riet is on a res­cue mis­sion and Char­ity marks a spe­cial oc­ca­sion. (AD) (W) (S)

Carla and Peter ex­am­ine their his­tory and ad­dress their fu­ture, Kate’s night out with Imo­gen dev­as­tates Rana, while Lewis tires of Gail’s in­flu­ence on Au­drey. (W)

2015 (12) Spy thriller, star­ring Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz. (AD) (W) (S)

Man­ager Gareth South­gate and members of his squad look back at Eng­land’s 2018 World Cup cam­paign. (AD) (R) (W) (S)

In­clud­ing New

Year Bongs and Weather. (W)

1992

(18) Thriller, star­ring Sharon Stone and Michael Dou­glas. (AD) (W) (S)

Ten­able (R) (W) (S) Tip­ping Point (R) (W) (S) The Chase (R) (W) (S) ITV Nightscreen (W) (AD) (R,S) (R,S) (R,S) (R,S) (AD) (R,S) (AD) (R,S)

1980 (PG) An Amer­i­can quar­ter­back is rock­eted through space to save Earth from de­struc­tion by the evil Em­peror of the planet Mongo.

Sci-fi ad­ven­ture, with Sam J Jones and Max von Sy­dow. (W) (S)

1988

(PG) A depart­ment store ex­ec­u­tive and his 11-year-old son un­dergo a mag­i­cal body-swap thanks to a mys­ti­cal Thai arte­fact. Fan­tasy com­edy, star­ring Judge Rein­hold and Fred Sav­age. (W) (S)

1955 (U) An en­gi­neer de­signs an in­ge­nious bounc­ing bomb to de­stroy ma­jor dams in Ger­many’s in­dus­trial heart­land. Fact-based Sec­ond World War drama, with Michael Red­grave. (S)

In­clud­ing sport and weather. (S)

It’s New Year’s Eve in the vil­lage. (AD) (R,S)

1988 (PG) The rugged Aus­tralian ad­ven­turer sets out to save his re­porter girl­friend from New York drug deal­ers. Hav­ing res­cued her from their clutches, he re­alises they will soon be com­ing af­ter him – so he de­cides to even the odds by lur­ing them to the Out­back for a fi­nal show­down. Com­edy ad­ven­ture se­quel, star­ring Paul Ho­gan,

Linda Ko­zlowski, John Meil­lon and Charles S Dut­ton. (W) (S)

A spe­cial edi­tion of the com­edy re­view show look­ing back at the sig­nif­i­cant mo­ments of 2018 and peer­ing ahead to the next 12 months. Host Adam Hills and his reg­u­lar side­kicks – Josh Wid­di­combe and Alex Brooker – pro­vide their own spin on the events that re­ally mat­tered over the past year, with Kather­ine Ryan, Johnny Ve­gas and Nish Ku­mar among the guests join­ing in the fun. There is also film of the trio’s trip to Inns­bruck, Aus­tria, where Alex at­tempted to be­come the first dis­abled man in his­tory to take part in the dou­ble luge. (S)

High­lights from the past 12 months, fea­tur­ing the arm­chair crit­ics’ in­stant re­ac­tions to some of the year’s big­gest shows. In­clud­ing their opin­ions on Killing Eve, A

Very English Scan­dal, Panorama: In­side No 10, Body­guard, Strictly Come Danc­ing, The Haunt­ing

Of Hill House, The Great Bri­tish Bake Off, Naked At­trac­tion, Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild,

The Last Leg, Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent, The An­drew Marr Show, An­tiques Road­show, The X Fac­tor and the royal wed­ding. (AD) (R,S)

First of a twopart spe­cial in which Gor­don Ram­say heads to the Burger Kitchen in LA. (R,S)

2014 (15) Drama, with El­liot James Lan­gridge. (S) The Crys­tal Maze (R,S) Food Un­wrapped (R) Come Dine With Me (R,S)

Kirstie’s Hand­made Christ­mas (R,S) Chil­dren’s fun.

High­lights of the show. Com­edy. (R,S) Com­edy. (R,S) (AD) (S)

2000 (12) A freak ac­ci­dent gives a wom­an­is­ing ex­ec­u­tive the abil­ity to hear the thoughts of the op­po­site sex. Em­bit­tered af­ter los­ing out on pro­mo­tion to a fe­male col­league, he uses his new-found tal­ent to ex­act re­venge – but the in­sight it pro­vides ul­ti­mately brings out an un­ex­pected sen­si­tive side. Ro­man­tic com­edy, star­ring Mel Gib­son, He­len Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda and Bette Mi­dler. (W) (S)

1987 (12) Ro­man­tic drama, star­ring Pa­trick Swayze, Jen­nifer Grey and Jerry Or­bach. (W) (S)

James Richard­son, Ed­die Hall and Michelle Ack­er­ley present ac­tion from the fifth and con­clud­ing heat of the show­piece strong­man event, held in the Philip­pines. (S)

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