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: The Land before

Time III: the Time of the Great Giving ***
Animated adventure. The dinosaurs look for a new water source. Review page 39.
Director Roy Allen Smith (1995, U)
(S) The Land before Time IV: Journey through the Mists is tomorrow at 5.50am


Director: Roy Allen Smith

: CBBC Hollyday Hot

Ends 10.00.

Tweenies Christmas Countdown
(S) (W)
Followed by Tangerine Bear
Cartoon about a toy. (S)

7.50 Flint the Time Detective
Flint goes to 15th-century France. (S)

8.10 The Woody Woodpecker Show
The bark-breaking bird and his friends seek romance. (R) (S)

8.30 Rugrats
Angelica has a cold and Dil becomes a baby. (R) (S)

9.00 Hollywood 7
The group return to Britain. Last in the series. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)

9.25 Mona the Vampire
Mona goes camping. (R) (S)

9.45 The Cramp Twins
Mr Cramp gives up riding the bucking bull. (S)

: Christmas Voices

The last of four Advent services comes from Bowden parish church, Cheshire. Hymns include Away in a Manger, 0 Little Town of Bethlehem and the Nunc
DimittiS. (W)

: Breakfast with FrostSpecial

David Frost interviews the outgoing mayor of New York
Rudolph Giuliani. (S)


Unknown: Rudolph Giuliani.

: The Greatest Store in the World

Family drama about a mother and her daughters who are made homeless before Christmas.
Dramatised by Alex Shearer from his novel
Producer Gillian Gordon
Director Jane Prowse (R) (S) (W)


Dramatised By: Alex Shearer
Producer: Gillian Gordon
Director: Jane Prowse
Geraldine: Dervia Kirwan
Liwy: Elizabeth Earl
Angeline: Holly Earl
Mr Whiskers: Peter Capaldi
Santa: Ricky Tomlinson

: The Morecambeand Wise Show

Vintage comedy with Eric and Ernie, and guests John Quayle and June Whitfield. (R) (S)


Unknown: John Quayle
Unknown: June Whitfield.

: EastEnders

Omnibus. (S) (W)

: Film 2001 ChristmasTreats with Jonathan Ross

Celebrities preview films on BBC TV this Christmas. (S) (W)

: CBBC Prom in the Park

A concert recorded earlier this year in London's Hyde Park. Simon Thomas ,
Matt Baker and Faye Tozer introduce Russell Watson , Steps, Al, DJ Pied Piper and the Master of Ceremonies, the Tweenies and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Producer Paul Shuttleworth ; Executive producer Chris Bellinger (W)


Unknown: Hyde Park.
Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker
Unknown: Faye Tozer
Unknown: Russell Watson
Producer: Paul Shuttleworth
Producer: Chris Bellinger

: Walking with Beasts: Mammoth Journey

The last in the series follows a herd of mammoths going south. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

: BBC News

Weather (S) (W)

: Regional News

Regional News
(S) (W)

: I Was a Rat

Concluding this three-part fairy-tale drama. While hiding in the sewer, Roger is puzzled by memories of Mary-Jane.
Dramatised by Richard Carpenter from the novel by Philip Pullman
Producers Paul Brown. Andrew Rowley ; Director Laurie Lynd (S) (W)


Dramatised By: Richard Carpenter
Novel By: Philip Pullman
Producers: Paul Brown.
Producers: Andrew Rowley
Director: Laurie Lynd
BobJones: Tom Conti
JoanJones: Brenda Fricker
Roger: Calum Worthy
Professor Prosser: Edward Fox
Aurelia Ashington: Katie Blake
Prince Richard: James Millard
Eric: Wayne Robson
Walter: Damien Atkins
Policeman: Ned Vukovic
Wheedle: Stephen Ouimette
Mudduck: Ned Beatty
Billy: William Greenblatt
Hocus: Michael D'Ascenzo
Pikey: Michael Seater
Professor Knowall: Graham Harley
Lucasta Utensil: Kathryn Greenwood
Julian: Karl Pruner
Usher: Alex Poch-Goldin
Charlie: Richard Graham
Judge Scorn: Fiona Reid
OliverTapscrew: Don McKellar
MrsTapscrew: Sheila McCarthy
Lucas Warm: Blair Williams

: Jim Davidson's Generation Game

Joining Jim Davidson and Lea Christensen in a seasonal edition of the family challenge series are S Club 7, Cannon and Ball, and Bungle, Zippy and George from Rainbow.
Director Ian Hamilton : Producer Ben Kellett (S) (W)


Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Lea Christensen
Director: Ian Hamilton
Producer: Ben Kellett

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes joins the congregation and choir of Southwell Minster , Nottinghamshire, for the Nativity story as told by Ian Lavender and Ellie Beaven , and carols including 0
Come, All Ye Faithful; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; 0 Little Town of Bethlehem; and It Came upon the Midnight Clear. Producer Pamela Hossick ; Editor Hugh Faupel (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: album. Songs of Praise Your Favourite Hymns and Music


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Southwell Minster
Told By: Ian Lavender
Told By: Ellie Beaven
Producer: Pamela Hossick
Editor: Hugh Faupel

: Monarch of the Glen

Hector's regimental reunion draws the attention of the police.
Written by Andrew Taft
Next episode and further cast Sunday 30 December 8pm (S) (W)


Writer: Andrew Taft
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Marcus DF White
Hector: Richard Briers
Molly: Susan Hampshire
Archie: Alastair MacKenzie
Lexie: Dawn Steele
Golly: Alexander Morton
Duncan: Hamish Clark
Stella Moon: Alexandra Gilbreath
George: Andrew Robinson
Chris McCullan: Sandy Welsh
Toad: Benjamin Whitrow
DS Grundy: Stephen Critchlow
DC West: Nicholas Monu

: BBC News

With George Alagiah.
Weather with Sarah Wilmshurst. is) (W)


Unknown: George Alagiah.
Unknown: Sarah Wilmshurst.

: Holby City: 'Twas the Night...

Happy news for Janice is short-lived.
(Next episode and further cast on New Year's Eve at 8.30pm) (S) (W)
Website: [web address removed]


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Producer: Richard Stokes
Director: Jim Goddard
Janice Taylor: Siobhan Redmond
Steve Waring: Peter de Jersey
Alistair Taylor: Dominic Jephcott
Father Michael Chambers: Martin Ledwith
Robbie Waring: Marvin Humes
David Thomas: Chris Thompson
Ian Thomas: James Quinn
Polly Thomas: Elizabeth Rider
Lorraine Price: Juliet Ellis
Barry Price Ray: Emmet Brown
Pete: Jay Martin
Wilf: Charles Simon
Lily Price: Vanessa Lindsey

: They Think It's All Over Christmas Special

Nick Hancock and regulars David Gower , Gary Lineker , Jonathan Ross and Rory McGrath are joined by snooker player Steve Davis and football pundit Mark Lawrenson.
Director Ian Lorimer ; Series producer Harry Thompson (S) (W) 94472'


Unknown: Nick Hancock
Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Ronin ****

Action thriller. An ex-CIA agent in France joins a group of intelligence agents to steal a well-guarded suitcase. But as the mission proceeds, the American starts to suspect it is not what it appears. Widescreen. Review page 41.
Director John Frankenheimer (1998, 15) (S) (W)


Director: John Frankenheimer
Sam: Robert de Niro
Vincent: Jean Reno
Deirdre: Natascha McElhone
Gregor: Stellan Skarsgaard
Spence: Sean Bean
Larry: Skipp Sudduth
Seamus: Jonathan Pryce
Natcha Kirilova: Katarina Witt

: The Seven-Ups

*** Police drama starring Roy Scheider. An unorthodox New York undercover cop's unit is suspected of abducting mobsters. Review page 41.
(1973) (S)
Followed by Weatherview (W)


[Actor]: Roy Scheider
Director: Philip D'Antoni

: BBC News 24

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