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: Teletubbies

Ends 10.30am
Ned's Bicycle. The quartet watch Ned work on his bicycle. (R) (S)

: See It Saw It

Highlights from the comedy series. (S)

: Christmas Toons!

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Santa Claus is puzzled by strange voices that keep him awake. (R) (S)

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

A triple bill of animated adventures set in Busytown. (R)

: Sleeping Beauty

Animated version of the classic tale, featuring music by Tchaikovsky. (R)

: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

Animated tales. (S)

: Chipmunks Christmas

Festiveanimation. (R)

: Children's BBC: Bob the Builder: Bob's White Christmas

Bob plays Santa at a local school. (S)

: Tweenies

Corner Shop. Judy prepares a picnic. (S) (W)

: Rotten Ralph

Animation. Ralph is captured by a clown. (R) (S)

: The First Snow of Winter

Cartoontale of a little duck who misses the annual migration south. (R)

: Salt Water Moose

Adventure. In a small Nova Scotia town, two children set out to find a mate for a moose who is stranded on a small island.
Director Stuart Margolin (1996) Films: pp 51-80 **


Unknown: Nova Scotia
Director: Stuart Margolin
Lester Pamell: Timothy Dalton
Eva Scofield: Lolita Davidovich
Bobby Scofield: Johnny Monna
Jo Parnell: Katherine Isobel

: Hooves of Fire

Comedy animation featuring pint-sized hero, Robbie the Reindeer. Shown Christmas Day, 2.30pm

: Cartoon

: Regional News

: Dunston Checks In

Comedy. A hotel manager must protect his establishment's reputation when a pompous
Englishman arrives along with his pet orang-utan, Dunston.
Director Ken Kwapis (1996. PG)
(S)(W) Films: pp 51-80 ***


Director: Ken Kwapis
Robert Grant: Jason Alexander
Mrs Dubrow: Faye Dunaway
Kyle Grant: Eric Lloyd
Lord Rutledge: Rupert Everett

: EastEnders

Second of two omnibus editions. (S)(W)

: The Flintstones

Comedy starring John Goodman. Fred Flintstone inadvertently becomes drawn into an embezzlement scam operating at the quarry where he works.
Director Brian Levant (1994, U)
(S) Films: pp 51-80 ***


Unknown: John Goodman.
Unknown: Fred Flintstone
Director: Brian Levant
Fred Flintstone: John Goodman
Wilma Rintstone: Elizabeth Perkins
Barney Rubble: Rick Moranis
Betty Rubble: Rosie O'Donnell
Cliff Vandercave: Kyle MacLachlan
Pearl Slaghoople: Elizabeth Taylor

: Regional News

: The Other Half Celebrity Special

Attempting to match-up real-life partners on Dale Winton's game show are EastEnders actors Wendy Richard and Adam Woodyatt, and TV presenters Jenny Powell and Paul Ross.
With Kriss Akabusi and actress Sherrie Hewson. (S) (W)


Unknown: Dale Winton
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Adam Woodyatt
Presenter: Jenny Powell
Presenter: Paul Ross
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson

: Celebrity Ready Steady Cook

Another against-the-clock cookery challenge as boxing luminaries Chris Eubank and Frank Bruno join chefs Paul Rankin and Ross Burden. Presented by Fern Britton.
Director Chris Fox ; Producer Claire Richmond (S) (W) RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Chris Eubank
Unknown: Frank Brunojoin
Unknown: Paul Rankin
Unknown: Ross Burden.
Presented By: Fern Britton.
Director: Chris Fox
Producer: Claire Richmond

: Spice World

Musical comedy starring the Spice Girls. In the run-up to a vital concert at London's Royal Albert Hall , the group are plagued and harassed from all sides when what they really, really want is to rehearse in peace. On the eve of the gig, the pressures become too great and the girls walk out, leaving the future of the group hanging in the balance.
Director Bob Spiers (1997. PG) (S) (W) Films: pp 51-80


Unknown: Albert Hall
Director: Bob Spiers
Posh Spice: Victoria Adams
Scary Spice: Melanie Brown
Baby Spice: Emma Bunton
Sporty Spice: Melanie Chisholm
Ginger Spice: Geri Halliwell
Clifford: Richard E Grant
Piers Cuthbertson-Smyth: Alan Cumming
Martin Barnfield: George Wendt
Deborah: Claire Rushbrook
Graydon: Mark McKinney
Chief: Roger Moore
Gainer: Kevin Allen
Jack: Devon Anderson
Mr Step: Michael Barrymore
Bishop: Richard Briers

: EastEnders

Peggy and Frank make a stand against Dan's invasion of the Vic. Pat's suggestion for Ian has dire consequences.
For cast and credits see Tuesday 21 and Tuesday 28 (S)

: Changing Rooms

Carol Smillie and the team head off for the Canarian island ofTenerife where ex-pat couples take up the DIY challenge. With Graham Wynne and Linda Barker. See Choice.
Producer Susannah Walker ; Executive producer Linda Clifford (S) Factual: page 13


Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Graham Wynne
Unknown: Linda Barker.
Producer: Susannah Walker
Producer: Linda Clifford

: The Vicar of Dibley

The penultimate episode of the comedy series.
Spring. The Bishop of Mulberry is to christen Alice and Hugo's baby, and David is amazed to find that he is in agreement with Geraldine. Featuring a guest appearance by Sean Bean. The final part of the series can be seen over the millennium weekend.
For cast see Christmas Eve at 9.35pm (S)


Unknown: Sean Bean.

: Harry Enfield Presents Kevin's Guide to Being a Teenager

A chance to recall the comic trials and tribulations of Harry Enfield's angst-ridden creation Kevin the Teenager, in a compilation of sketches culled from Enfield's television series. With Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke , Louisa Rix , Stephen Moore , Duncan Preston. See Choice.
Director Clive Tulloh ; Producer Dewi Humphrey (S) (W) Comedy: page 7


Unknown: Kathy Burke
Unknown: Louisa Rix
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Duncan Preston.
Director: Clive Tulloh
Producer: Dewi Humphrey

: BBC News

With Michael Buerk. Regional News
Weather with Sally Cummings (5)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Sally Cummings

: Around the World in 80 Minutes - Century in Song

Feature-length documentary that blends music with newly restored archive film to provide a decade-by-decade journey through the 20th century. The programme includes the very first moving pictures - recorded at the Paris World Exhibition of 1900 - and features performances from a range of artists such as Frank Sinatra, Shirley Temple, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones. See Choice. Producers Carol Sennett and Jonathan Stamp
Executive producer Laurence Rees (S)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Judy Garland
Producers: Carol Sennett
Producer: Laurence Rees

: Steptoe and Son Ride Again

Comedy. When rag-and-bone-men Steptoe and Son put their carthorse into retirement, Harold's mission to buy a replacement has an unintended outcome.
Director Peter Sykes (1973. PG) (S) Films: pp 51-80 **


Director: Peter Sykes
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett
Woman in flat: Diana Dors
DrPopplewell: Milo O'Shea
Lennie: Neil McCarthy
George: Bill Maynard
Percy: George Tovey
Claude: Sam Kydd

: BBC News 24

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