Ends 12.10pm Advent Calendar (S)
Then The Littlest Pet Shop More cartoon fun. (R)
Live-action adventures. (R)
Jonny and Jessie travel back in time to prevent evil plans from being realised. (R)
Ticket. The family hide their tickets, leading to great confusion. (R)
Sex, Lies and Videotape. Superman tries proving his innocence when pictures of himself and Lois make the frontpage. (R) (S)
Leading boy band Westlife perform their Christmas single on the live show hosted by Emma Ledden and Steve Wilson. Soul/pop duo Marvin and Tamara talk about their latest video, and top ballerina Darcey Bussell is in the studio along with Neighbours actress Jocinta Stapleton. In Electric Circus young popsters S Club 7 report from Los Angeles, and there's the customary mayhem with the Leprechauns, as well as a Rugrats cartoon trilogy.
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Introduced by Steve Rider.
12.20 Football Focus Ray Stubbs previews this weekend's FA Cup third-round ties, which include the all-Premiership clash between
Tottenham and Newcastle United, and looks back at the week's news.
1.20,1.55, 2.20 Racing The principal attraction of today's three-race card from Haydock is the Tommy Whittle Steeplechase (2.30). Other featured races are the 1.30 and the 2.00. John Hanmer , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore commentate.
1.40 2 IX), 2.50, 3.55 European
Cup Rugby An afternoon's rugby union begins at 1.40 with highlights from Ulster's game against Llanelli, and continues at 2.10 with highlights of the Swansea v Bath clash.
Northampton v Edinbugh Relvers At 2.50 the build-up begins to this Pool Six game at Franklins Gardens (kickoff 3pm).
Northampton will be bolstered by the return of their World Cup stars, but Alan Tait and Martin Leslie 's experience will boost
Edinburgh's confidence. Eddie Butler describes the action; second-half coverage starts at 3.55.
2.40 Around the Grounds
3.45 Football Half-Times Updates.
4.40 Final Score The day's FA Cup news and results.
Producer Sharon Lence ; Editor Carl Hicks (W)
The Sausages in the Trousers
Gruber has completed the paintings, but where can they be concealed? Written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd
Jim Davidson hosts the snooker game show, in which youthful contestants are partnered by young players who could blossom into tomorrow's champions. Referee John Virgo ensures fair play.
Director Duncan Cooper ; Producer David Taylor (S)
Michael Parkinson and Katy Hill host the quiz show that offers one person the chance to take the whole of next year off work. In this second of five heats, contestants are whittled down to one, with the winner going forward to the final on 31 December.
Director Sue McMahon ; Producer David Taylor (S) (W) CONTESTANTS: to be a contestant on the show. call [number removed] (calls cost 60p per minute, maximum call charge £1.20, with all proceeds going to the Children's Promise Appeal). Lines open until 12 noon on 19 December.
Pet Shop Boys provide the musical soundtrack to this weekend's six-ball bonanza as Lulu and Terry Alderton present more street games and the regular lottery draw.
Director Simon Staffurth ; Producer Jon Rowlands (S) (W)
Free Fall. A sponsored parachute jump has a seismic effect on Max's life, while a new registrar's arrival spells problems for Holly. See Choice.
Written by Andrew Rattenbury
Producer Tim Bradley ; Director Michael Owen Morris (S) (W)
Followed by National Lottery Update
Finlay Newton Kwame:
The Omega Man. The US government hires Jonathan to help retrieve the skeleton of an alien life form that has mysteriously gone missing. See Choice.
Written by David Renwick
Producer Verity Lambert ; Director Keith Washington (S) (W)
Professor Lance Graumann:
Capt Frank Candy:
Holidays. Bren is so excited about her holiday with Tony that she might even buy some decent clothes.
Shown last Thursday (S)
With George Alagiah. Weather Peter Cockroft (S)
Gary Lineker unveils highlights from today's FA Cup third-round clashes, with commentary from John Motson , Barry Davies and Tony Gubba.
Producer Paul McNamara ; Editor Niall Sloane
Repeated tomorrow at 7.30am (S) Alan Hansen on the FA Cup third round: page 56
Tommy Tiernan welcomes Scott Capurro , Junior Simpson and Electric Eel to the comedy showcase. Contains swearing. Director Becky Martin ; Producer Karen Rosie
Followed by Weathervlew
Comedy mystery. Reluctant suburbanite Marsha Pegler 's life is disrupted when she accidentally overhears a neighbourhood murder plot.
Director Anson Williams (1990) (S) Films: pp 74-84 **