Adventures with the loveable penguin. Repeat
Claymation. Santa loses his sleigh. Repeat
Animated double bill.
Lucky Leon. Lois and Clark go on a date. Repeat
Actors Alexandra Fletcher and Paul Byatt (Jacqui and Mike Dixon from Channel 4's Brookside) and vet Trude Mostue join Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston. Music is from pop fivesome Steps
Fly-on-the wall documentary charting the rise of singer Robbie Williams.
Revised repeat from Wednesday 23 at 11.15pm
Fantasy adventure, inspired by the computer game, starring
Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper
Two plumbers set out to rescue a New York archaeologist from a parallel universe.
Directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel
(1993. PG) â™¦ See Films: pages 43-79 **
The well-loved illustrations of the famous children 's book by Raymond Briggs come to life in this television version of the magical stage show based on the story. Ayoung boy builds a snowman which magically comes to life, so the pair embark on a series of amazing adventures. DirectorThomas Grimm; Producer Neil Mundy
Digital widescreen ♦ See Family: page 10
Animated tale about a community of mice. Two young mice lose their way in an old oak palace.
More New Year's Day 7.35am
r Comedy starring Christina Ricci
Casper, the nice nephew of a trio of nasty ghosts, strikes up a friendship with a ghost specialist's daughter.
Director Brad Silberling (1995, PG)
Digitalwidescreen ♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ****
Dr James Harvey:
Voice of Casper:
The first of six programmes in which musclebound men from around the wo rid compete in a series of gruelling tests. Presented by John Inverdale , with commentary from Paul Dickenson. Heat 2 is on Monday 28 at 3.35pm
Digital widescreen Subtitled .............
Today's results presented by Ray Stubbs.
A behind-the-scenes look atthe making of the current series of Animal Hospital. The programme reveals how staff at the RSPCA's
Harmsworth hospital in north London cope with the annual influx of a 40-strong production crew, togetherwith Rolf Harris and the regular reporters.
Producer David Johnson ; Executive producer Sarah Hargreaves
' Marine adventure.
Spending the summerwith his foster parents at a whale tracking station, Jesse spots
Wi I ly, the whale he set free from a marine park. After an oil spill off the coast, Jesse realises that Willy needs his help again.
Director Dwight Little (1995. U)
Digital widescreen ♦ See Films: pages 43-79 * *
Versatile entertainer Michael Crawford
provides music as Dale Winton introduces the Boxing Day lottery draw.
Digital widescreen Subtitled......
New Year and All That
The team's hopes of a post-Christmas respite are shattered in dramatic fashion. Max receives a shock.
See today's choices.
Producer Alexei De Keyser ; DirectorPaul
Wroblewski For regular cast see Saturday 19 Digital widescreen Subtitled .
Then National Lottery Update
With Edward Stourton.
Weather Isobel Lang
Second of three new episodes of the comedy.
Gary in Love. Gary is smitten during a disastrous weekend in Worthing. The trilogy concludes tomorrow at 9pm. See today's choices.
Written by Simon Nye ; Director
Martin Dennis ; ProducerBeryl Virtue
Comedy sketch show starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders , with guests including
Joanna Lumley , the Spice Girls, Adrian Edmondson and Helen Mirren.
Featuring the duo's irreverent tribute to Irish family group, the Corrs, and a spoof on the making ofthe film Titanic. See today's choices. Director Edgar Wright
Producer Janice Thomas
Digital widescreen Subtitled .. # Comedy: page 4; Joanna Lumley 's Questionnaire: page 22
Frank Drebin is again on the case when a consortium of pollution-spewing energy producers plans to nobble an influential "green" spokesman. The spokesman's assistant just happens to be Jane Spencer, the woman who broke Drebin's heart.
Director David Zucker (1991, 15)
See Films: pages 43-79 ****
Lieutenant Frank Drebin:
Comedy starring Sid James Kenneth Williams
Slapstick chaos ensues when shop steward Vic Spanner calls the workers out on strike at a lavatory-making factory.
Director Gerald Thomas (1971, PG)
See Films: pages 43-79 **
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