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: The Land before Time II: the Great Valley Adventure **

Animated adventure. A group of young plant-eating dinosaurs help to recover a stolen egg containing a baby tyrannosaurus. Review page 39.
Director Roy Smith (1994, U) (S) The Land before Time III: the Time of the Great Giving is tomorrow at 5.40am


Director: Roy Smith

: CBBC Hollyday Hot

Tweenies Christmas Countdown
(S) (W)
Followed by The Littlest Angel
A little boy causes havoc in heaven. (S)

7.30 Brum
A music box has been stolen from a ballet class. Shown last Mon, BBC2 (S) (W)

7.40 Fix and Foxi
The pals are stranded on a desert island. (R) (S)

7.50 Flint the Time Detective
Flint Hammerhead travels back to 18th-century Vienna. (S)

8.15 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Animated triple bill. Woody is sent back to school. (R) (S)

8.35 Rugrats
Fun with the romper-suited rascals. (R) (S)

9.00 The Saturday Show
Dani Behr and Joe Mace welcome guests A1 and S Club 7, who perform live in the studio, and Ryan Moloney (Toadfish in Neighbours). Karaoke Kriminals continues, there's cartoon fun with Super Duper Sumos, Jackie Chan Adventures, The Cramp Twins and The Wild Thornberrys, last week's episode of Hollywood 7 and US comedy with So Little Time.
Producers Daniel Baldwin. Jennifer Chatham, Melissa Hardinge; Executive producer Annette Williams (S) (W)


Unknown: Ryan Moloney
Producers: Daniel Baldwin
Producer: Jennifer Chatham
Producer: Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer: Annette Williams

: Football Focus

Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson preview Liverpool v Arsenal, Leeds v Newcastle and Tottenham v Ipswich.
Website: [web address removed]


Presenter: Ray Stubbs
Presenter: Mark Lawrenson

: News; Weather

(S) (W)

: Grandstand

Introduced by Clare Balding.
1.20,1.55, 2.25 Racing
The inaugural national hunt
Christmas meeting from Ascot, featuring the Ladbroke
Handicap Hurdle at 2.35.
Other starts are at 1.30 and
2.00. Commentary by Jim McGrath , Richard Pitman , Peter Scudamore and Angus Loughran. 1-40, 2.10, 2.45 Show Jumping Coverage of this traditional pre-Christmas event from
London's Olympia featuring the sport's best competitors, includingJohn and Michael Whitaker. Stephen Hadley and Michael Tucker commentate.
3.45 Football Half-Times
4.00 Boxing Highlights from last night's fight which saw WBF super middleweight champion Robin Reid face his fourth title fight in seven months. Plus action from the undercard. Commentary by Jim Neilly. Producer Jonathan Bramley ; Editor
Michael Cole (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/sport


Introduced By: Clare Balding.
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore
Commentary By: Angus Loughran.
Commentary By: Michael Whitaker.
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Robin Reid
Commentary By: Jim Neilly.
Producer: Jonathan Bramley
Editor: Michael Cole

: Final Score

Results roundup. (W)

: BBC News

Weather (S) (W)

: Celebrity Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts a Christmas special of the culinary competition with special guests EastEnders actresses Laila Morse and Elaine Lordan (Mo and Lynne), who are guided through this race-against-the-clock contest by chefs Brian Turner and Antony Worrall Thompson. Director Chris Fox : Producer Sue Walton
Another edition on Wednesday 2 January at 7pm (S) (W)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott
Unknown: Laila Morse
Unknown: Elaine Lordan
Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson.
Director: Chris Fox

: Friends like These

Ian Wright hosts a seasonal celebrity edition in which Pop groups Steps and Damage bid to win £10,000 for charity. (S) (W)


Presenter: Ian Wright
Guests: Steps
Guests: Damage
Producer: Iain Hollands
Producer: Samantha Hornick

: The Waiting Game

Ruby Wax hosts the psychological quiz in which the longer contestants wait before answering, the more money they win. Director James Ditchfield ; Producer Amanda Wilson (S) (W)


Director: James Ditchfield
Producer: Amanda Wilson

: The National Lottery: Jet Set

Quiz show in which six contestants compete for the chance to jet around the globe. Includes the Thunderball, National Lottery and Lottery Extra draws. With Eamonn Holmes.
Director Richard Valentine ; Producer Suzy Lamb (S) (W) See also Dale's National Lottery Christmas Cracker on Christmas Eve at
7.15pm and Jet Set Departure Lounge on Boxing Day at 7.50pm


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes.
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Suzy Lamb

: Casualty: Life and Soul

Josh and Colette's wedding is still on hold as they wait to see if Natalie pulls through.
Written by Andrew Rattenbury and Katherine Way
Another episode and further cast on Boxing Day at 8.05pm
WEBSITE: [web address removed] (S) (W)


Writer: Andrew Rattenbury
Writer: Katherine Way
Producer: David Crean
Director: Jim O'Hanlon
Patrick Spiller: Ian Kelsey
Sgt Rachel James: Amy Robbins
Colette Kierney: Adjoa Andoh
Josh Griffiths: Ian Bleasdale
Jack Vincent: Will Mellor
Nikki Marshall: Kelly Harrison
Dillon Cahill: Dan Rymer
Natalie: Charis Thomas
Jake Bower: Scott Cowan
Greg James: Danny McCall
Sue: Sarah Hay
Sean Bayliss: Chris McQuarry
Zoe Preston: Kim Oliver
Guy: Ivan Kaye
Mrs Shadwick: Leelo Ross
Margaret Kenyon: Ronnuala Ellwood
Scott Kenyon: Lloyd Martin
Sarah: Jenny Howe
Kev the Rev: Sylvester McCoy
Louise: Belinda Carroll
Dr Khan: Kish Sharma
Stan: Tamer Hassan

: Night of a Thousand Faces

A one-off Christmas special in which Dame Edna Everage and Alistair McGowan celebrate the art of the impressionist. Classic archive clips are interspersed with sketches, music and chat featuring guests Harry Enfield, Barbara Windsor , Alan Hansen , Mo Molem , Abba tribute band Bjorn Again and vintage impressionist Mike Yarwood.
Director Pati Marr ; Producer Vincent Beasley (S) (W) Dame Edna Everage is a guest on Parkinson at Christmas. Christmas Eve at 10pm; Alistair McGowan 's Big Impression is on Christmas Day at 7.40pm
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Dame Edna Everage
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Barbara Windsor
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Mo Molem
Unknown: Bjorn Again
Unknown: Mike Yarwood.
Director: Pati Marr
Producer: Vincent Beasley
Unknown: Dame Edna Everage
Unknown: Alistair McGowan

: BBC News and Sport

With Matthew Amroliwala.
Weather David Braine. (S) (wj
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/news


Unknown: Matthew Amroliwala.
Unknown: David Braine.

: Jasper Carrott - Back to the Front

An hour-long Christmas special compiling the best moments from Jasper Carrott 's recent stand-up series.
Director Paul Smith ; Producer Nic Phillips (S) (W)


Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: Nic Phillips

: Kylie Minogue: on a Night like This

A live concert, filmed in Sydney back in April this year, featuring a comprehensive airing of the Kylie back catalogue, including the hits Can't Get You Out of My Head, Kids, I Should Be So Lucky and Better the Devil You Know.
(S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview iw)

: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Jarvis Cocker guests on the last in the series, shown yesterday (S) (W)


Unknown: Jarvis Cocker

: A Question of Sport

With Ron Atkinson , Kriss Akabusi ,
Brad Fittler and leuan Evans. shown last Wednesday (S) (W)


Unknown: Ron Atkinson
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Brad Fittler

: Top of the Pops

Chart hits. Shown yesterday (S) (W)

: BBC News 24

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