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: Children's BBC in Lapland

Ends 10.00.

Potsworth and Co
Animated tales with four friends and a dog.
(R) (S)

5.50 The Toy Symphony
Animation with music by Leopold Mozart
(R) (S)

6.15 Taz-mania
(R) (S)

6.40 Teletubbies Advent Calendar
The Christmas countdown ends.
(R) (S)

Then Teletubbies
Christmas in South Africa.
(R) (S)

7.05 Tweenies
Fizz meets her favourite toy.
(R) (S) (W)

7.25 Casper
(R) (S)

7.45 Scrooge Koala's Christmas
Animation. One of Santa's reindeer is lost in Australia.
(R) (S)

8.10 Round the Twist
Pete's dreams cause him problems with Santa Claws. Written by Paul Jennings
(R) (S)

8.35 50/50 Christmas Special
Game-show with Sally Gray.
(S) (W)

9.05 Badjelly the Witch
A fairy story written and read by Spike Milligan. Tim and Rose hunt for their missing cow.
See Choice. (S) (W)
Children: page 19

9.35 Santa's Special Delivery
Animation. Santa Claus seeks help when people stop believing in him.
Voiced by Rik Mayall. (S)
Children: page 19

Badjelly the Witch
9.05am BBC1 Spike Milligan's imaginative tale, written for his daughter in 1973, is as weird and wonderful as you'd expect. The characters, drawn with childishly simple lines, interact with Milligan as he tells and draws the story. There's more animation at 9.35am in Santa's Special Delivery. (JR)


Music (The Toy Symphony): Leopold Mozart
Writer (Round the Twist): Paul Jennings
Presenter (50/50 Christmas Special): Sally Gray
Author/Storyteller (Badjelly the Witch): Spike Milligan
Voices (Santa's Special Delivery): Rik Mayall

: Christmas in Wonderland - a Service for Christmas Day

Live from All Saints parish church in Daresbury, Cheshire, birthplace of Alice creator Lewis Carroll. Producer Pamela Hossick ; Executive producer Denis Nowlan (S) (W)


Unknown: Lewis Carroll.
Producer: Pamela Hossick
Producer: Denis Nowlan

: The Santa Clause

Seasonal fantasy. A divorced father takes over from Santa. Director John Pasquin (1994, U)
(b) (W) Films: pp 49-79 ***


Director: John Pasquin

: News; Weather

: Hooves of Fire

Comedy animation narrated by Robbie Williams. Robbie the Reindeer joins Santa's team.
(R) (S) (W) Children: page 19


Narrator: Robbie Williams

: Top of the Pops

This year's top-sellers and the Christmas number one, with ' Jamie Theakston , Sara Cox and Richard Blackwood.
Director Chris Cowey ; Producer Lee Lodge (S)


Unknown: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Sara Cox
Unknown: Richard Blackwood.
Director: Chris Cowey
Producer: Lee Lodge

: Homeward Bound for Christmas

Prince Charles introduces this programme for the British Forces' Foundation, hosted on HMS
Invincible by Jim Davidson and Suzi Perry. (S) (W)


Introduces: Prince Charles
Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Suzi Perry.

: The Queen

Her Majesty addresses the nation and the Commonwealth. (S) (W)

: The Borrowers

Fantasy. The Borrowers, tiny people living secretly in a house. help thwart a greedy lawyer.
Director Peter Hewitt (1997, U)
(S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 ★★★


Director: Peter Hewitt

: Walking with Dinosaurs Special

the Ballad of Big Al
1991 a fossil allosaurus, nicknamed Big Al, was found in the USA. The first of two films looks at his life 145 million years ago. See Choice. (S) (W) Big Al Uncovered, is on Wednesday 27 December at 8pm on BBC1 Factual: page 22

: BBC News and Weather

(S) (W)

: EastEnders

Mel makes a decision that will change her life. See Choice.
EastEnders continues tonight at 8.50pm
(S) (W)

: Titanic

Premiere. James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. During the Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912, penniless artist Jack Dawson falls for socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater. Years later, Rose relives the affair and the tragic events that followed.
(1997, 12) (S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 *****
A French and Saunders spoof of Titanic can be seen at 11.30pm
Barry Norman's Christmas plums and turkeys: page 46; The youngest Titanic survivor Millvina Dean's kind of day: page


Director: James Cameron
Jack Dawson: Leonardo DiCaprio
Rose DeWitt Bukater: Kate Winslet
Cal Hockley: Billy Zane
Molly Brown: Kathy Bates
Ruth DeWitt Bukater: Frances Fisher
Old Rose: Gloria Stuart
Brock Lovett: Bill Paxton
Captain E.J. Smith: Bernard Hill
Bruce Ismay: Jonathan Hyde
Fabrizio: Danny Nucci

: EastEnders

An uninvited guest causes mayhem at the Fowlers'. Phil's actions have a devastating effect. See Choice.
For cast see New Year's Eve and Tuesday 2 January (S) (W) Drama: page 11; Alison Graham's Soap and Flannel: page 36

: Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings

Dozens of celebrities from the worlds of film, television, and pop music join Victoria Wood in a series of comic pastiches, including a Dickens saga and a documentary set on board a cruise liner. See Choice.
(S) (W) Entertainment: page 7: Victoria Wood 's questionnaire: page 31


Director: John Birkin
Executive producer: Phil McIntyre
Executive producer: Jon Plowman

: The Royle Family at Christmas

Bloated with turkey, the family gather round the TV to enjoy the Christmas edition of Animal Hospital. See Choice.
Written by Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash
Director Caroline Aherne : Producer Kenton Allen (S) Entertainment: page 8


Written By: Caroline Aherne
Written By: Craig Cash
Director: Caroline Aherne
Producer: Kenton Allen
Denise Best: Caroline Aherne
Dave Best: Craig Cash
Jim Royle: Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle: Sue Johnston
AntonyRoyle: Ralf Little
Norma Speakman: Liz Smith
Darren Sinclair-Jones: Andrew Whyment
Emma Kavanagh: Sheridan Smith
Valerie Kavanagh: Sharon Duce
RogerKavanagh: John Henshaw
Baby David: Matthew Hughes
Baby David: James Hughes

: BBC News

With George Alagiah. Followed by Weather, Sarah Wilmshurst. (S) (W) 992309


Presenter: George Alagiah
Weather presenter: Sarah Wilmshurst

: Before They Were Famous

Angus Deayton haunts famous personalities with clips they would rather forget. Victims embarrassed tonight include Michelle Pfeiffer , Robbie Williams , Russell Crowe , Jamie Theakston , Kirsty Young and All Saints.
Producer Samantha Peters : Executive producer Caroline Wright (S)


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer
Unknown: Robbie Williams
Unknown: Russell Crowe
Unknown: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Samantha Peters
Producer: Caroline Wright

: French and Saunders Present the Making of the Making of Titanic

Joanna Lumley introduces this spoof taken from Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders's 1998 Christmas show.
Director Edgar Wright; Producer Janice Thomas (R) (S) (W)


Introduces: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Producer: Janice Thomas

: It's a Girl

A short Nativity play with a difference, featuring
John Thomson of Cold Feet and The Fast Show. ; Written and produced by Roger Childs ; Director Nick Copus (S) (W)


Unknown: John Thomson
Produced By: Roger Childs
Director: Nick Copus

: The Naked Gun 2½: the Smell of Fear

Comedy starring Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley. George Bush is in the White House, Frank Drebin is in Police Squad, and pollution threatens the planet.
Director David Zucker (1991, 15) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ****
Naked Gun 33K: the Final Insult is on Thursday 4 January at 10.35pm
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Priscilla Presley.
Unknown: George Bush
Unknown: Frank Drebin
Director: David Zucker
Lieutenant Frank Drebin: Leslie Nielsen
Jane Spencer: Priscilla Presley
Ed Hocken: George Kennedy
Quentin Hapsburg: Robert Goulet
Dr Meinheimer/Earl Hacker: Richard Griffiths
Nordberg: Oj Simpson

: Carry On Camping

Comedy starring Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.
Sid Boggle and Bernie Lugg take their girlfriends on a holiday. Director Gerald Thomas (1969, PG) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ★★★


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Unknown: Sid Boggle
Unknown: Bernie Lugg
Director: Gerald Thomas

: BBC News 24

Ends 6.00am.

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