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: CBBC: Yoho Ahoy!

Ends 10.30am.
Plunder, Swab and Poop wake Bilge by dancing. (S)

: CBBC: Microscopic Milton

Animated fun with the clock-dweller.
(R) (S)

: CBBC: Little Bear

A triple bill of animated ursine adventure. (R) (S)

: Teletubbies

The gang take a ride on Po's scooter. (S)

: CBBC: Tweenies

The Tweenies make pantomime invitations.
(R) (S) (W)

: CBBC: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

Animated version of the Beatrix Potter story in which a rat requests a very specific dish. (S) (W)

: Lion of Oz

Animated adventure.
The Wicked Witch of the East has captured Lion's friend, and Lion must bring her the magical Rower of Oz in order to set him free.
Director Tim Deacon (2000) (S) Films: pp 49-79 Children: page 19


Director: Tim Deacon

: Blue Peter - Personal Best

Shown last Friday 4.10pm (S) (W)

: S Club 7

The band make new friends among a trailer park's residents. (R) (S) Children: page 19

: Pooh's Grand Adventure: the Search for Christopher Robin

Animated adventure based on AA Milne's characters. Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Tigger form a search party and set out to rescue their missing friend.
Director Karl Geurs (1997. U) (S) Films: pp 49-79 ★★★


Director: Karl Geurs

: Keeping Up Appearances

An episode from the comedy with Patricia Routledge. (R) (S)


Unknown: Patricia Routledge.

: Passport to the Sun

Nadia Sawalha presents the first of a new run of the show which follows the expatriate community in Majorca. Today, two taxi drivers and their wives take an adventurous flight. (S)

: BBC News and Weather

Regional News (S) (W)

: Happy New Year

The Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on the past year.
Shown yesterday at 7.55pm on BBC2
(S) (W)

: Castaway 2000

The castaways say a final farewell to Taransay. (S) (W)

: Mary Poppins

Disney musical starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. London banker George Banks's search for a nanny comes unstuck when Mary Poppins and her magic umbrella glide into their lives.
Director Robert Stevenson (1964. U)
(S) (W) Films: pp 49-79 *****


Director: Robert Stevenson
Mary Poppins: Julie Andrews
Bert/Mr Dawes Sr: Dick Van Dyke
Mr Banks: David Tomlinson
Mrs Banks: Glynis Johns
Ellen: Hermione Baddeley

: Top of the Pops - the True Story

Past presenters and a range of top artists, as well as classic footage, help tell the story of the long-running music show. Presented by Jamie Theakston. (S)
Noddy Holder - Entertainment: page 8


Presenter: Jamie Theakston
Producer: Elliot Johnson
Producer: Jeff Simpson
Executive Producer: Chris Cowey

: Final Score

With Ray Stubbs. (W)


Unknown: Ray Stubbs.

: BBC News and Weather

(S) (W)

: Regional News

: The World's Strongest Man

The competition to find the top muscle man of reaches its climax as ten competitors, including the ex-champion Magnus Samuelsson , battle it out in seven final tests of strength. John Inverdale hosts the action, described by Paul Dickenson , as the behemoths try pulling two enormous trucks, carrying a 200kg weight up 30 stairs and taking on the infamous Atlas stones.
Director Ian Hamilton : Series producer Rupert Rumney (S)


Unknown: Magnus Samuelsson
Unknown: John Inverdale
Unknown: Paul Dickenson
Director: Ian Hamilton
Producer: Rupert Rumney

: Making Animal Babies

In a journey that takes her from Edinburgh to Australia, mother-to-be Philippa Forrester takes a personal look at the absorbing and sometimes humorous lives of animals breeding in captivity.
Director Dale Templar ; Executive producer Michael Gunton (S) (W)


Unknown: Philippa Forrester
Director: Dale Templar
Producer: Michael Gunton

: Antiques Roadshow - the Next Generation

Michael Aspel and the experts are joined by Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq for a special edition in which young collectors are invited to bring their treasures to the Royal Air Force Museum in north London. Items on view include movie-star photographs, jewellery and antique glass. See Choice. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis
(S) (W)


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Konnie Huq
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: EastEnders

Mark decides to wreak bitter revenge on Nick Cotton.
Meanwhile, Pat is on the receiving end of Peggy's vitriol. For cast see yesterday and tomorrow (S) (W)


Unknown: Nick Cotton.

: 2,000 Acres of Sky

The first in a six-part drama, which continues on Thursday at 9.10pm, about a beleaguered Scottish island community, starring Michelle Collins and Paul Kaye.
When the threatened closure of the school on the remote island of Ronansay throws the community's future into doubt, a single mother from London's East End responds to their advertisement for a young family. See Choice.
For cast see Thursday 4 January (S) (W) Drama: page 10


Unknown: Michelle Collins
Unknown: Paul Kaye.

: Gentlemen's Relish

Billy Connolly , Sarah Lancashire and Douglas Henshall star in this romantic comedy-drama, which chronicles the rumbustious escapades which went on behind the sepia-tinged pornography of Edwardian London. See Choice.
Adapted by David Nobbs from the novel Kingdom Swann by Miles Gibson ; Producers Martyn Auty and Sarah Boote ; Director Douglas Mackinnon (S) (W) Drama: page 17


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Douglas Henshall
Adapted By: David Nobbs
Unknown: Miles Gibson
Unknown: Sarah Boote
Director: Douglas MacKinnon
Kingdom Swann: Billy Connolly
Violet Askey: Sarah Lancashire
Cromwell Marsh: Douglas Henshall
Charlotte Crisp: Katie Blake
Alice Hancock: Liz Ewing
Ethel Spooner: Emily Hillier
Edward Shelburne: Nick Stringer
Jane Davidson: Teresa Banham
Gordon Simms: John Warnaby
MrPrestwick: Simon Chandler
Stanley Gaunt: Jamie Bradley
Lord Thornycroft: Dominic Mafham
Lanky Parsons: Chris Middleton
Market stall holder: Tony Bluto
Elder Rossetti: Rebecca Johnson
Younger Rossetti: Emma Stansfield
Perkins: Andrew Johns
Cleopatra: Seana Montague

: BBC News

With Nicholas Witchell. Regional News
Weather with Helen Young. (S) (W)


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell.
Unknown: Helen Young.

: Match of the Day

The hectic festive football schedule continues apace, as Charlton Athletic play Arsenal in their second London derby in less than a week. Meanwhile at Stamford Bridge, there's a repeat of this year's FA Cup final as Chelsea take on Aston Villa. Barry Davies , John Motson ,
Jon Champion , TonyGubba, Simon Brotherton , Steve Wilson and Gerald Sinstadt are in the commentary box. (S) Sport: page 39
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Aston Villa.
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Jon Champion
Unknown: Simon Brotherton
Unknown: Steve Wilson
Unknown: Gerald Sinstadt

: The Dirty Dozen: the Next Mission

Second World War adventure, starring Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine. 1944: Allied Intelligence learns that a Nazi is leading a plot to assassinate Hitler, thereby prolonging the war. The uncompromising Major Reisman takes the mission to recruit 12 GIs on death row and kill the ringleader. : Director Andrew V McLaglen (1985. PG) (S) Films: pp 49-79


Unknown: Lee Marvin
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine.
Director: Andrew V McLaglen

: BBC News 24

Ends 6.00am.

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