Ned's Bicycle. The quartet watch Ned work on his bicycle. (R) (S)
Highlights from the comedy series. (S)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Santa Claus is puzzled by strange voices that keep him awake. (R) (S)
A triple bill of animated adventures set in Busytown. (R)
Animated version of the classic tale, featuring music by Tchaikovsky. (R)
Bob's White Christmas. Bob plays
Santa at a local school. (S)
Corner Shop. Judy prepares a picnic. (S) (W)
Animation. Ralph is captured by a clown. (R) (S)
Cartoontale of a little duck who misses the annual migration south. (R)
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 **
Comedy animation featuring pint-sized hero, Robbie the Reindeer. Shown Christmas Day, 2.30pm
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 ***
Second of two omnibus editions. (S)(W)
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 ***
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)
Another against-the-clock cookery challenge as boxing luminaries Chris Eubank and Frank Brunojoin chefs Paul Rankin and Ross Burden. Presented by Fem Britton.
Director Chris Fox ; Producer Claire Richmond (S) (W) RECIPES: see Ceefax page
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
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)
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
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)
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
With Michael Buerk. Regional News
Weather with Sally Cummings (5)
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
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 **
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