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: Teletubbies

Shown yesterday at 9.55am

: Noddy in Toyland

A Christmas special mixing live-action and animation.

: PJ's Unfunnybunny Christmas

A rabbit's quest for the true spirit of Christmas. Repeat

: Scrooge Koala's Christmas

Alost reindeer brings the festive spirit to the outback.

: Alvin and the Chipmunks

Animation. (Repeat)

: To Me... to You

Festive challenges with the Chuckle Brothers.

: Rotten Ralph

Animated adventures.

: Teletubbies

Nativity Play. The Teletubbies make a Snowtubby. Repeated Monday 28 at 6.50am

: Celebrate Christmas

Deborah McAndrew presents carols and festive music for Christmas morning from Lesley Garrett , Charlotte Church, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and others, including The First Noël, Gaudete, When a Child is Born, In the Bleak Midwinter and Sleigh Ride.
See People: page 14


Presenter: Deborah McAndrew
Singer: Lesley Garrett
Singer: Charlotte Church
Singers: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Hugh Faupel

: Miracle on 34th Street

Film Premiere. Christmas fantasy starring Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins.
Going against the wishes of her divorced mother, a sceptical young girl asks a mysterious department store Santa Claus for the family she has always wanted.
Director Les Mayfield (1994. U)
Digital widescreen
See Films: pages 43-79 ****


Director: Les Mayfield
Kriss Kringle: Richard Attenborough
Dorey Walker: Elizabeth Perkins
Bryan Bedford: Dylan McDermott
Ed Collins: J.T. Walsh
Jack Duff: James Remar

: Top of the Pops

The stars and the top-selling songs of 1998, plus this year's Christmas number one.


Producer/Director: Chris Cowey

: The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show

Eric and Ernie are joined by André Previn and Hannah Gordon for classic comedy from 1973. Repeat Subtitled .......


Star/comedian: Eric Morecambe
Star/comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: André Previn
Guest: Hannah Gordon

: The Queen

Her Majesty addresses the Commonwealth.

: Noel's Christmas Presents

Noel Edmonds once againjourneys around Britain and the world to spring surprises and give some very unusual presents to some very special people.
This year gifts include a trip on the Orient Express, and visits to the Grand Canyon and Tanzania's Sere ngeti Plains.
Director Andrew Nicholson ; Producer Graham Owens Digital widescreen


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Grand Canyon
Director: Andrew Nicholson
Producer: Graham Owens

: Animal Hospital

Rolf Harris introduces a special edition for Christmas Day. Rhodri Williamsjoins
RSPCA inspector Becky Wadey on a visit to a Nativity scene featuring live animals, and at Blackpool Zoo Shauna Lowry catches up with the rattlesnake found in a canal who has now become a mother.
Digital widescreen Subtitled ..............


Introduces: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Rhodri Williamsjoins
Unknown: Becky Wadey
Unknown: Shauna Lowry

: The First Snow of Winter

Animation about a young duck who must face the harsh Irish winter after missing the annual migration. Featuring the voices of Sorcha Cusack, Miriam Margolyes and the late Dermot Morgan.
See Family: page 11


Voice: Sorcha Cusack
Voice: Miriam Margolyes
Voice: Dermot Morgan

: News; Weather

: EastEnders

The first of tonight's two offerings from Albert Square. Grant finally opens up to his brother, and Bianca is taken by surprise. See today's choices. For cast see Tuesday 22 and 29.

: Auntie's Spanking New Christmas Bloomers

Terry Wogan reveals more moments to bring a festive blush to the stars of the BBC's most popular programmes, including EastEnders, Changing Rooms, Jonathan Creek, Can't Cook Won't Cook and Dalziel and Pascoe.


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Director: Ben Kellett
Producer: Tom Webber

: Changing Rooms at Christmas

A special yuletide edition of the interior-design challenge show. Carol Smillie is on the isle of Arran, where two neighbours try to give each other's living rooms a special festive feel, with the help of design experts
Linda Barker and Laurence Llewelyn -Bowen, DIY expert Andy Kane , and a budget of £500.
Directors Clare Bradley and Lynda Maher Producer Caspar Peacock
Digital widescreen Subtitled .......... ♦ See Factual: p8; and People: pl7


Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Linda Barker
Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn
Unknown: Andy Kane
Directors: Clare Bradley
Directors: Lynda Maher
Producer: Caspar Peacock

: Babe

The Oscar-winning family comedy adventure starring James Cromwell
Babe, an orphaned pig, is raised on a farm by a sheepdog.
Although he is destined forthe dinnertable, Babe astonishes Farmer Hoggett and his fellow farmyard animals when he shows talent as a "sheep-pig".
DirectorChris Noonan (1995, U)
Digitalwidescreen Subtitled ...... ♦ See Films: pp 43-79


Unknown: James Cromwell
Unknown: Directorchris Noonan
Farmer Arthur Hoggett: James Cromwell
Esme Hoggett: Magda Szubanski
and featuring the voices of: Babe: Christine Cavanaugh
Fly: Miriam Margolyes
Ferdinand: Danny Mann
Rex: Hugo Weaving
Maa: Miriam Flynn
Cat: Russie Taylor
Old Ewe: Evelyn Krape
Horse: Michael Edward-Stevens
Cow: Charles Bartlett
Narrator: Roscoe Lee Browne

: EastEnders

Bianca and Grant are forced to put aside their differences.

: Before They Were Famous III

Angus Deayton takes another dip into the archives to find clips of the stars that they would rather forget. See today's choices.
Angus Deayton: People, p14


Presenter: Angus Deayton
Executive Producer: Caroline Wright
Producer: Samantha Peters

: News

With Huw Edwards. Weather Michael Fish


Newsreader: Huw Edwards
Weather: Michael Fish

: Men Behaving Badly: Performance

First of three new episodes in the comedy series, starring Martin Clunes, Neil Morrissey, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash
Sex is beautiful and natural - until Dorothy and Gary decide they want to make a baby. For cast and continuation see Boxing Day at 9.35pm.
See today's choices. Digital widescreen See Comedy: page 5


Gary: Martin Clunes
Tony: Neil Morrissey
Dorothy: Caroline Quentin
Deborah: Leslie Ash

: They Think It's All Over

Nick Hancock hosts the irreverent sports quiz. David Gower , Gary Lineker and Rory McGrath are joined by Jonathan Ross ,
Phil Cornwell and Colin Montgomerie. Digital widescreen


Unknown: Nick Hancock
Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Colin Montgomerie.

: A Many Splintered Thing

An adult romantic comedy starring Alan Davies
The last thing you need as a married man is to wake up naked and hungover next to another woman. But when Russel meets
Elly, somehow good intentions go out the window. A full series is planned for next year.
Written by Geoff Deane ; Director
Paul Harrison ; Producer Kenton Allen
Digitalwidescreen Subtitled ....


Unknown: Alan Davies
Written By: Geoff Deane
Director: Paul Harrison
Producer: Kenton Allen
Russel Boyd: Alan Davies
Elly Rawsthom: Kate Ashfield
Luis Banks: Victor McGuire
Alistair Cranwell: Paul Trussell
Susanna Boyd: Kate Isitt

: The People's Nativity

A unique reading of the Christmas story from a star-studded cast including Tom Jones, Barbara Windsor, Alan Titchmarsh and Des Lynam.


Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Barbara Windsor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Des Lynam

: Robbie Williams: For One Night Only

At the end of a successful year that has established him as one of the country's leading solo artists, Robbie Williams entertains family and friends in a special television concert.
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)


Director: Chris Cowey
Producer: Lee Lodge

: Carry On Girls

Comedy starring
Sidney James
Joan Sims , Kenneth Connor
Sidney Fiddler bullies the town council of Fircombe, a seaside resort, into staging a beauty contest as a publicity stunt. Director Gerald Thomas (1973. PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 **
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Sidney Fiddler
Director: Gerald Thomas

: BBC News 24

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