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: Fireman Sam

Animation. Sarah and James are trapped in the ice. Repeat

: Teletubbies

Shown Christmas
Day at 9.30am

: Christmas Toons!

Animation. Billy has to use all of his wits to win the hand of Elizabeth.

: Fudge

US comedy about a boy who complicates his elder brother's life. Repeat

: Taz-Mania

Cartoon. Taz is rejected.

: Rugrats

Cartoon fun with thecarpet-crawlers. Repeat

: Student Bodies

The students prepare for a Christmas concert. Repeat

: 50/50

A Christmas edition of the children's quiz, featuring celebrity guests. Presented by Sally Gray.


Presented By: Sally Gray.

: Teletubbies

Towers. Some children build towers. Repeated tomorrow 7.15am

: News; Regional News

and Weather

: The Black Hole

Disney science-fiction adventure starring Maximilian Schell
A spaceship crew encounters another craft straying dangerously near the gateway to a black hole. They find the vessel to be manned by robots and a mad scientist.
DirectorGary Nelson (1979. U) Subtitled ... ♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ***


Unknown: Maximilian Schell

: Party of a Lifetime

This one-off edition of the surprise-party challenge series sees the team led by Ainsley Harriott helping a group of amateur belly-dancers who want to stage a charity Show. Digital widescreen

: Laughing for Ages

Comedy clips including Frankie Howerd ,
LesDawsonand The Fast Show....


Unknown: Frankie Howerd

: News and Weather

Regional News Subtitled 213

: Neighbours

Joel confesses his feelings for Libby.
Repeated at4.25pm

: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Science-fiction fantasy starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
In the 23rd century, Captain Kirk and his crew discover a space probe near Earth that is trying to contact a humpback whale - a species that is now extinct.
(1986. PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79


Director: Leonard Nimoy
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr Gillian Taylor: Catherine Hicks
Dr Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Chief Engineer Scott: James Doohan

: The World's Strongest Man

Coverage of the second heat from
Tangiers. Presented by John Inverdale.
Digital widescreen Subtitled ............. The next heat is tomorrow at 3.35pm


Presented By: John Inverdale.

: Oddbods

A short comedy about two eccentrics who live in the village of Snuggleford, starring Gareth Hale, Norman Pace

Nobby and Ginge manage to find peril in the local car park and post office.
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)


Writer: Gareth Hale
Writer: Norman Pace
Writer: Richard Parker
Nobby: Gareth Hale
Ginge: Norman Pace

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.15pm

: Final Score

Today's football results and sporting news. with RayStubbS. Digitalwidescreen

: News and Weather


: Regional News

: Big Break Christmas Show

Jim Davidson, in the guise of Dennis the Menace, hosts a cartoon comic edition of the snooker game show, assisted by referee John Virgo as Desperate Dan. Guest celebrities playing for charity are Isla Fisher, Little and Large, and Barbara Windsor, while Jimmy White, John Higgins, and John Parrott help out with the shots.


Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Isla Fisher
Unknown: Barbara Windsor
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: John Parrott
Director: Duncan Cooper
Producer: David Taylor

: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Final instalment of the action adventure trilogy, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott
When archaeologist Henry Jones disappears, his adventurous son Indy leaves hunting for ancient artefacts to search for his father. In a desperate race against time he faces old enemies - and joins a quest for the Holy Grail. (1989, PG)
Digital widescreen
See Films: pp 43-79 *****


Director: Steven Spielberg
Indiana Jones: Harrison Ford
Dr Henry Jones: Sean Connery
Marcus Brody: Denholm Elliott
Dr Elsa Schneider: Alison Doody
Sallah: John Rhys-Davies
Walter Donovan: Julian Glover
Younglndy: River Phoenix
Vogel: Michael Byrne
Sultan: Alexei Sayle

: EastEnders

Grant awaits important news that will affect his future. Bianca receives some welcome visitors, while a stranger shows interest in Matthew's business plans.
For cast lists see Tuesday 22 and 29

: Paddington Green

The first part of a brand new docu-soap set in and around
Paddington Green in West London. The series homes in on the real-life daily dramas of models, prostitutes, police officers, families and entrepreneurs. This first episode sets the scene by introducing some of these colourful characters.
See today's choices
Digital widescreen


Executive producer: Jeremy Mills
Series producer: Bridget Sneyd

: Men Behaving Badly: Delivery

Comedy, concluding the Christmas trilogy.
Tony appears to betaking life seriously in his new role as a postman, but Deborah realises she preferred him when he was carefree and stupid. Meanwhile Gary's office is closing down and Dorothy is worried about having the baby.

See today's choices.
(For cast see Boxing Day at 9.35pm)
(Digital widescreen)

: Harry Enfield's Yule Log Chums

Harry Enfield returns with a festive feast of comedy, also starring
Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke. Kevin and Perry have found a cool new friend; the Toddlers wreak havoc in a supermarket; and Frank and George say a surprising "yes" to some of today's famous women. Plus the regular cast of characters board the Titanic.
See today's choices. Director Dewi Humphries Producer Clive Tulloh
Digital widescreen Subtitled .... ♦ See Comedy: page 4


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Kathy Burke.
Director: Dewi Humphries
Producer: Clive Tulloh

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather PhilipAvery


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Match of the Day

Highlights of two of today's top Premiership games. Plus all the day's news and talking points and a roundup of the Boxing Day fixtures. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking.
The commentary is provided by Barry Davies , John Motson and Jon Champion.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.35am on BBC2
Digital widescreen


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.
Provided By: Barry Davies
Provided By: John Motson
Provided By: Jon Champion.

: Too Late the Hero

Second World War drama starring Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson
On a small island in the South Pacific, the Japanese and British are deadlocked, while the fate of a US naval force depends on the Japanese radio being silenced. With a motley crew of British soldiers, Lieutenant Lawson, of the US Navy, embarks on the most important and dangerous mission of his life.
(1970, 15)
See Films: pages 43-79

Followed by Weather


Director: Robert Aldrich
Private Tosh Hearne: Michael Caine
Lieutenant Lawson: Cliff Robertson
Thornton: Ian Bannen
Lt Col Thompson: Harry Andrews
Captain Hornsby: Denholm Elliott
Campbell: Ronald Fraser
Corporal McLean: Lance Percival
Johnstone: Percy Herbert
Captain Nolan: Henry Fonda
Major Yamaguchi: Ken Takakura
Sergeant Major: Patrick Jordan
Colour Sergeant: Sam Kydd
Currie: William Beckley

: BBC News 24

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