Littlest Pet Shop Cartoon fun with the zany animals. (R)
Live-action adventures. (R)
Hadji rescues the legendary Blue
Falcon of Bangalore. (R)
Fred and Barney secretly plan lives as rich restaurateurs. (R)
Meet John Doe (parti). A man resembling Superman's enemy runs forthe Metropolis election.
Concludes 8 January. (R) (S)
Pop quintet Steps perform their new single Say You'll Be Mine on the live show hosted by Emma Ledden and Steve Wilson. In Electric Circus pop supergroup the Spice Girls meet their wax doppelgangers at Rock Circus in Piccadilly Circus, London. There's also mayhem with the Leprechauns, as well as three Rugrats cartoons and a bumper bundle of festive fun. See Choice.
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Introduced by Steve Rider.
12.20,1.20 Football Focus Ray Stubbs reflects on the draw for next year's European championships and previews this weekend's games. Plus the week's news.
1.05,1.40, 2.10 Racing The Long Walk Hurdle at 2.20 is the main attraction of a three-race card from Ascot, with other races at
1.10 and 1.45. Jim McGrath , Clare Balding , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore commentate.
1.55, 2.30, 3.25 European Cup
Rugby As part ofthe build-up to live coverage of this afternoon's game, at 1.55 there are highlights of Portypridd's clash with Saracens. Llanelliv v Ulster
At 2.30 Llanelli take on reigning champions Ulster at Stradey Park. The Welsh side are a force to be reckoned with on home turf, and with players such as Chris Wyatt and Scott Quinnell their confidence will be riding high. Simon Mason 's goal-kicking could prove crucial to Ulster's hopes of winning this Pool Three game. Huw Llywelyn-Davies describes the action; second-half coverage starts at 3.25.
3.20 Football Latest Updates.
4.20 Swimming Coverage of the National championships from Sheffield, with many Olympic medal hopes competing.
Commentary Andy Jameson , Adrian Moorhouse and Sharron Davies.
4.40 Final Score The day's news and results.
Producer Sharon Lence ; Editor Carl Hicks (W)
The Jet-Propelled Mother-in-Law Rene and the team go to work in the vineyard.
Written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd
Jim Davidson hosts the snooker-based game show, with contestants enlisting the help of professional players Joe Johnson , Peter Ebdon and John Parrott. Referee John Virgo. Director Duncan Cooper ; Producer David Taylor (S)
Michael Parkinson and Katy Hill host the quiz show that offers one person the chance to take all next year off work. 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 Ll.99, with all profits going to the Children's Promise Appeal). Lines open until 12 noon tomorrow.
Lulu and Terry Alderton present the weekend bonanza, tonight featuring a game in which one street can win an all-expenses-paid millennium party. Plus music from Irish siblings B*Witched and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
DirectorSimon Staffurth; Producer Jon Rowlands (S) (W)
Max and Tina are called to rescue a woman from a suspicious accident. Sean finds Holly has a secret
Written by Graham Mitchell
(Next episode on Boxing Day at 8pm) (S) (W)
Followed by National Lottery Update
Finlay Newton Kwame:
Ghost's Forge. While Jonathan, Maddy and Mimi are investigating the apparently motiveless murder of an ageing hermit, Maddy vanishes into thin air. See Choice.
Written by David Renwick ; Producer Verity Lambert : Director Richard Holthouse Next episode on Tuesday 28 at 9pm (S) (W)
Fog. Tony's holiday photos upset Bren.
Shown last Thursday. Next episode on Christmas Eve (S)
With Peter Sissons. Weather Michael Fish (S)
Gary Lineker unveils highlights from today's Premiership programme, with Liverpool's game against Coventry City the featured match. Commentary is by Barry Davies , Jon Champion and Tony Gubba , while Alan Hansen provides studio analysis. Producer Paul McNamara ; Editor Niall Sloane
Repeated tomorrow at 7.50am (S) Alan Hansen on Arsenal: page 42
Tommy Tiernan 's comedy showcase, which contains a degree of swearing, features Rhona Cameron , Colin Murphy , Jason Freeman and Barry Castagnola.
Director Becky Martin ; Producer Karen Rosie
Followed by Weatherview
The occasional look ahead to the Sydney Olympics includes an update on British athletes' preparations.
Comedy. 1914: a workshy manservant is hypnotised into joining the war effort, then drawn into a series of misadventures.
(1972, PG) (S)
Films: pp 51-80
BBC1 joins the continuous-news channel. Ends 7.50am