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: Pingu

Adventures with the loveable penguin. Repeat

: Eek the Cat

Feline capers. Repeat

: Follow That Sleigh

Claymation. Santa loses his sleigh. Repeat

: The Littlest Pet Shop

Animated double bill.

: The Wizard of Oz

Animation. Repeat

: X-Men

Animation. Repeat

: Round the Twist

Fantasy drama. Repeat

: The New Adventures of Superman

Lucky Leon. Lois and Clark go on a date. Repeat

: Almost Live, Definitely Kicking

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


Presenter: Zoe Ball
Presenter: Jamie Theakston
Guest: Alexandra Fletcher
Guest: Paul Byatt
Guest: Trude Mostue

: Robbie Williams: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Fly-on-the wall documentary charting the rise of singer Robbie Williams.
Revised repeat from Wednesday 23 at 11.15pm
Digital widescreen

: Super Mario Bros

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) ♦ See Films: pages 43-79 **


Mario Mario: Bob Hoskins
King Koopa: Dennis Hopper
Luigi Mario: John Leguizamo
Daisy: Samantha Mathis
Iggy: Fisher Stevens

: News; Weather

Subtitled.. .

: The Snowman

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


Book By: Raymond Briggs
Producer: Neil Mundy

: Brambly Hedge: The Secret Staircase

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

: Casper

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 ****


Unknown: Christina Ricci
Director: Brad Silberling
Kat Harvey: Christina Ricci
Dr James Harvey: Bill Pullman
CarriganCrittenden: Cathy Moriarty
Dibs: Eric Idle
Voice of Casper: Malachi Pearson

: World's Strongest Man

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 .............


Presented By: John Inverdale
Unknown: Paul Dickenson.

: Final Score

Today's results presented by Ray Stubbs.
(Digital widescreen)


Presenter: Ray Stubbs

: Animal Hospital: Fleas and All

A behind-the-scenes look at the 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, together with Rolf Harris and the regular reporters.


Producer: David Johnson
Executive Producer: Sarah Hargreaves

: Free Willy 2

' 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 * *


Director: Dwight Little
Jesse: Jason James Richter
Elvis: Francis Capra
Nadine: Mary Kate Schellhardt
Randolph: August Schellenberg
Glenn: Michael Madsen

: National Lottery Draw

Versatile entertainer Michael Crawford
provides music as Dale Winton introduces the Boxing Day lottery draw.
Digital widescreen Subtitled......


Unknown: Michael Crawford
Introduces: Dale Winton

: Casualty: 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.
(For regular cast see Saturday 19)
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)

Then National Lottery Update


Producer: Alexei de Keyser
Director: Paul Wroblewski
Eve Montgomery: Barbara Marten
Frank Gallagher: Tobias Menzies
Marius Lupescu: Patrick Romer
Ryan Schrader: Ian Sharrock
Alison Connell: Amelia Lowdell
Lenny Schrader: Louis Morgan
Olivia Schrader: Clare Northover
Gerry: Graham McTavish
Mr Nichol: Ralph Riach
Heidi Dean: Cira Leigh Brannigan
Ray Dean: Richard Burke
Monica: Prue Clarke
Ron: Ian Glover
Travis: Simon Nicholls
Kern: Guy Normas
Adrienne Walker: Carey Whitley
PC Carter: Simon Armstrong
WPC Mitford: Kate Redshaw

: News and Sport

With Edward Stourton.
Weather Isobel Lang


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Isobel Lang

: Men Behaving Badly: Gary in Love

Second of three new episodes of the comedy.
Gary is smitten during a disastrous weekend in Worthing.
(The trilogy concludes tomorrow at 9pm.)

See today's choices.
(Digital widescreen)


Writer: Simon Nye
Director: Martin Dennis
Producer: Beryl Virtue
Gary: Martin Clunes
Tony: Neil Morrissey
Dorothy: Caroline Quentin
Deborah: Leslie Ash
Ken: John Thomson
George: Ian Lindsay
Anthea: Valerie Minifie
Wendy: Amanda Drew

: French and Saunders

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 of the film Titanic.
See today's choices.
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)
Comedy: page 4; Joanna Lumley's Questionnaire: page 22


Comedian: Dawn French
Comedian: Jennifer Saunders
Guest: Joanna Lumley
Guests: The Spice Girls
Guest: Adrian Edmondson
Guest: Helen Mirren
Director: Edgar Wright
Producer: Janice Thomas

: The Naked Gun 2½ : the Smell of Fear

Comedy starring
Leslie Nielsen
Priscilla Presley
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 ****


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Priscilla Presley
Unknown: Frank Drebin
Unknown: Jane Spencer
Director: David Zucker
Lieutenant Frank Drebin: Leslie Nielsen
Jane Spencer: Priscilla Presley
EdHocken: George Kennedy
QuentinHapsburg: Robert Goulet
DrMeinheimer/Earl Hacker: Richard Griffiths
Nordberg: Oj Simpson
George Bush: John Roarke

: Carry On at Your Convenience

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 **

Followed by Weather


Director: Gerald Thomas
Sid Plummer: Sid James
WC Boggs: Kenneth Williams
Charles Coote: Charles Hawtrey
Chloe Moore: Joan Sims
Beattie Plummer: Hattie Jacques
Vic Spanner: Kenneth Cope

: BBC News 24

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