Animated antics mixed with live action.
Today's episode is: Presents Opening Time! (Repeat)
6.25 The Animals of Farthing Wood
Animated fun with those forest animals... (Stereo)
6.50 The Raggy Dolls
Triple bill of cartoon antics of the imperfect humanoïd toys.... (Stereo)
7.20 Feet Beats
Singalong fun........ (Repeat)
7.25 Mumfie's Xmas Adventure
Animated TV movie. Mumfie, Pinky and Janna get themselves stuck in full Lapland when they quest to prove to Scarecrow that Father Christmas doesn't exist. (Stereo)
7.45 The All-New Louis's Arcade
Last in the game show series. (Repeat)
8.00 The Best of Blue Peter 1996
Serious magazine fun with the funniest moments. (Stereo)
8.25 Alvin and the Chipmunks
Double bill of animated fun with the Chipmunks bros. (Repeat) (Stereo)
9.30 Christmassé at the Monster Café
Children's live-action TV movie. (Stereo)
Diane-Louise Jordan is joined by singer Doris Troy and actor Christopher Timothy for a selection of carols at the Wintershall estate in Surrey, Britain's biggest nativity scene. The renditions include a Gaelic version of Silent Night by Enya.
Classic fantasy musical, starring
Judy Garland , Ray Bolger
Bert Lahr , Jack Haley
When a tornado hits Dorothy's home, she is whisked into a strange world. There she must escape the Wicked Witch of the West and find her way to the Emerald City. Directors Victor Fleming and KingVidor (1939, U)
Colour and black and white
♦ See Films: pages 50-72
The chart-topping Spice Girls introduce the stars and the top-selling songs of the year. plus the Christmas number one.
Director Anne Gilchrist ; Producer Ric Blaxill Repeated on Sat 28 December. 12.35am Stereo Subtitled.
A special Christmas edition from 1994.
Hyacinth is plagued by problems while she is busy planning a new kitchen.
Hyacinth Bucket PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE. Richard CLIVE SWIFT, Elizabeth JOSEPHINETEWSON , Daisy JUDY
CORNWELL. Onslow GEOFFREY HUGHES. Rose MARY
MILLAR, Emmet DAVIDGRIFFIN
Written by Roy Clarke Repeat Stereo Subtitled.
Her Majesty addresses the Commonwealth. Shown at 5.30pm on BBC2, 6.40pm on Channel 4
Noel Edmonds enlists the help of Prime Minister John Major and US President
Bill Clinton to turn a young girl's poem for world peace into a spectacular event at Walt Disney World in Florida. Other guests fulfilling people's dreams are singers Chris de Burgh and Anthony Newley, star of the musical "Scrooge". Plus a party in Minsk, Belarus, for some Liverpool youngsters.
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Animation based on the picture book. The mice of Brambly Hedge are planning a special party. Narrated by Robert Lindsay, with the voices of Jim Broadbent,
Charlotte Coleman, Rosemary Leach, Neil Morrissey, Anton Rodgers, June Whitfield and Michael Williams.
Rolf Harris meets human and animal film stars in the USA. From Hollywood to Oregon, he meets vets who come in contact with all manner of creature complaints. With actress Bo Derek and Keiko the orca of Free Willy, showing tomorrow at 6pm.
Stereo Subtitled ....
Terry Wogan with clips that the stars hoped would never be shown. Including out-takes from EastEnders, Absolutely Fabulous, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Ballykissangel and Birds of a Feather. Director Richard Valentine ; Producer Tom Webb
Steven Spielberg's blockbuster adventure, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Billionaire John Hammond is about to open the world's first amusement park exhibiting genetically engineered dinosaurs. After a worker's death, he asks experts to test the park's safety. They find it is full of design faults, with the dinosaurs intent on destruction.
(1993, PG) Stereo
See Films: pages 50-72 *****
Dr Alan Grant:
Dr Ellie Sattler:
Sparks fly at the Mitchell family dinner. The Jacksons are faced with tragedy.
Cast on Monday 23 December Stereo
First of three new episodes in the comedy series starring
David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Buster Merryfield
Del's application for a home-improvement grant is rejected by the council. See today's choices.
Next episode and cast on Friday 27 December at 8pm Written by John Sullivan: Director Tony Dow: Producer Gareth Gwenlan Stereo Subtitled
Only Fools and Horses
It's three years since we last met the Trotters, but tonight they're back for a three-part mini-series that may prove to be their swansong. David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst took time off from A Touch of Frost and Goodnight Sweetheart to be reunited with writer John Sullivan for two months, during which they worked round the clock to record the latest adventures of Del Boy and Rodney.
Trotters Independent Traders Company (alias Titco pic) is lurching from one disaster to another: Del has bought 125 unpredictable Latvian radio alarms and a boxful of baseball caps "that even East 17 fans wouldn't wear". But there are compensations, not least the joys of fatherhood as little Damien grows up. Only Fools and Horses continues on Friday.
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A seasonal edition of the comedy starring Dawn French. To avoid hurting anyone, vicar Geraldine agrees to attend three Christmas lunches.
See today's choices.
With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Helen Young Subtitled....
A seasonal edition of the comedy programme first shown in 1970. Eric and Ernie exchange Christmas gifts, thwart Peter Cushing in his attempt to collect an appearance fee and perform a dance routine with Eric Porter, villain of The Forsyte Saga. Ernie writes his own version of The Three Musketeers and Edward Woodward offers to sing. With William Franklyn, Nina and Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen. The Adventures of Morecambe and Wise can be seen on New Year's Eve at 10.25pm. Producer John Ammonds Repeat Subtitled .....
Comedy starring Peter Sellers
When a drug dealer decides to have Chief Inspector Clouseau murdered, things do not go to plan.
While everyone, including his delighted ex-boss, Dreyfus, believes he is dead, a disguised Clouseau seeks, in his own inimitable way, to put matters right.
Director Blake Edwards (1978. PG) Subtitled. * See Films: pages 50-72 * * *
Chief Inspector Clouseau:
Chief Inspector Dreyfus:
The story of the nativity, interpreted through the eyes of people today.
Producer John Forrest
John Alderton , Deryck Guyler
When the students from Fenn
Street Secondary School get the chance to go to a country recreation centre, Bernard Hedges makes sure that his class is included - despite opposition.
Director Mark Stuart (1971, PG) * See Films: pages 50-72 **