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: Noddy in Toyland

Fun with Noddy and friends. (R)

: Noddy in Toyland

More animated fun.(R)

: Bob the Builder

Cartoon fun with the friendly builder. (R) (S)

: Playdays

Peggy meets King
Cole's three fiddlers. (R)

: See It Saw It

Comedy sketches from the second series. Today: The King's Choice. (S) (W)

: The X Men

Cartoon about mutant super-powered heroes. (R) (S)

: Rugrats

A double bill from the second series of carpet-crawling cartoon capers. (R) (S)

: Kenan and Kel

Mayhem ensues when Kel joins Kenan and his family in a restaurant. (R) (S)

: Star - Christmas Special

Live and Kickings Katy Hill, Ortis, Trey Farley and Sarah Cawood review the top moments from this year's Star, including Britney Spears and Craig David.
Plus, behind the scenes of Steps's latest video. (S) (W)


Presenter: Katy Hill
Presenter: Ortis Deeley
Presenter: Trey Farley
Presenter: Sarah Cawood

: Rugrats

Another double bill of floor-bound fun. (R) (S)

: Teletubbies

The Teletubbies have fun in the snow. (S)
BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

Milo meets Joffe the little blue plane in the Enchanted
Toyshop. (R) (S) (W) BBC TWEENIES MAGAZINE: published monthly, price £1.25, from newsagents

: Bob the Builder

More cartoon fun. (R) (S)

: The Ghost Hunter

A feature-length adaptation of of the children's fantasy drama series about a brother and sister who meet a Victorian ghost boy.
Producer/Director David Bell (S)


Director: David Bell
Mrs Croker: Jean Marsh
Roddy Oliver: William Theakston
Tessa Oliver: Verity-Jane Dearsley
William Povey: Lee Goodwin
De Sniff: Richard Hanson

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News (S) (W)

: A Celebration of Gymnastics

The new Olympic champions gather in Sydney for a final performance, with commentary by Barry Davies , Mitch Fenner and Christine Still. (S) (W)


Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner
Commentary By: Christine Still.

: Castaways Kids

A look at how the children on Taransay have adapted to their castaway experience.
(S) (W)

: Gone Fishin'

Comedy starring Joe Pesci , Danny Glover and Rosanna Arquette. A fishing trip turns into a disaster.
Director Christopher Cain
(1997, PG) (S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 *


Unknown: Joe Pesci
Unknown: Danny Glover
Unknown: Rosanna Arquette.
Director: Christopher Cain

: Harriet the Spy

r Children's comedy starring
Michelle Trachtenberg. Harriet writes down her observations on friends and neighbours. But trouble brews when her notebook finds its way into the wrong hands. Director Bronwen Hughes
(1996, PG) (S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 ***


Unknown: Michelle Trachtenberg.
Director: Bronwen Hughes

: The Blue Peter Selection Box

The team look back on a year which included Liz's arrival and the summer expedition to Spain. Repeated tomorrow at 9.05am
(S) (W)

: BBC News and Weather

(S) (W)

: Regional News

: The World's Strongest Man

The first of six daily heats from Sun City in South Africa in which competitors undertake a variety of strength tests in an attempt to win through to the final. Hosted by John Inverdale. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Inverdale.

: Celebrity Ready Steady Cook

Paul Daniels and Anna Ryder Richardson team up with chefs Brian Turner and Lesley Waters to help cook a delicious meal in just 20 minutes. Presenter Ainsley Harriott keeps her eye on the clock.
Director Chris Fox ; Producer Claire Richmond (S) (W) Programme recipes are available on Ceefax page


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Anna Ryder Richardson
Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Lesley Waters
Presenter: Ainsley Harriott
Director: Chris Fox
Producer: Claire Richmond

: Celebrity Robot Wars

A special edition of the metal-mangling show in which Robot Wars veterans are joined by celebrities including Vic Reeves , Chris Eubank and boy band Five. Hosted by Craig Charles and Julia Reed , with commentary from Jonathon Pearce.
Director Stuart McDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins (S)
The first of four special Robot Wars can be seen tomorrow at 4.35pm on BBC2


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Chris Eubank
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Julia Reed
Unknown: Jonathon Pearce.
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: Walking with Dinosaurs Special: Big Al Uncovered

Following on from The Ballad ofBigAI, shown on Christmas Day, tonight's programme tells the story of the scientific detective work that went into the reconstruction of the life of the eponymous allosaurus. See Choice.
Producer Kate Bartlett ; Executive producer Tim Haines (S) (W) Factual: page 22


Producer: Kate Bartlett
Producer: Tim Haines

: The Midweek National Lottery Draw with Lottery Extra

Brenda Emmanus presents the draw, plus the new game Lottery Extra with the chance to win a big jackpot prize.
(S) (W)


Presenter: Brenda Emmanus

: This Is Your Life

Another episode of the show in which Michael Aspel arrives with his big red book to surprise a celebrity guest. Producer Sue Green; Series producer Jack Crashaw (S) (W)


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Producer: Jack Crashaw

: The Sleeper

Concluding the two-part dark comic drama based on the book by Gillian White. When Cath goes missing, Lillian and George try to track her down, while down at the farm Claire suspects her mother-in-law of malevolent intentions. ForcastseeBoxingDayat9.15pm (S) (W)
Followed by National Lottery Update


Book By: Gillian White.

: BBC News

With George Alagiah.
10.20 Regional News
Followed by Weather with Isobel Lang. (S) (W)


Unknown: George Alagiah.
Unknown: Isobel Lang.

: Castaway 2000

Tonight an update on the Christmas celebrations - including news of a prolonged session under the mistletoe. Producer Chris Kelly ; Executive producer Jeremy Mills (S) (W)


Producer: Chris Kelly
Producer: Jeremy Mills

: Fiona Bruce's Year 2000

Fiona Bruce is at the Dome in Greenwich to present a review of the top news stories of a year which saw popular uprisings abroad and fuel protests at home, as well as rage at the murder of Sarah Payne, and rejoicing at the Queen Mother's 100th birthday celebrations. (S)


Presenter: Fiona Bruce
Producer: Maxine Watson

: In My Life

Sir George Martin records a selection of classic Beatles hits for his swan song album, with a little help from his celebrity friends including Goldie Horn and Jim Carrey.
Director Alan Benson (R) (S)
Followed by Weathervlew (W)


Unknown: Sir George Martin
Unknown: Jim Carrey.
Director: Alan Benson

: The Deaf Zone: Superhuman

The first threeepisodes of a six-part series presented by Professor
Robert Winston , repeated here with sign language. Concludes next Wednesday. Ends 3.20am.
Trauma. An examination of how our bodies cope with the world's biggest killer. (S) (W)
1.40 Spare Parts. Weighing up the pros and cons of transplant surgery. (S) (W)
2.30 Self Repair. A look at how the body regenerates tissue.
(S) (W)


Unknown: Robert Winston

: BBC News 24

Ends 6.00am.

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