Little Nemo is chosen to be heir to the throne in magical, beautiful Slumberland.
Review page 49. (1992) (S) ***
Paul and Barry have a grudge match. (R) (S) (W)
7.20 The True Meaning of Crumbfest
Eckhart the mouse learns the true meaning of Christmas. (R) (S)
The youngsters share Kwanzaa celebrations. (S)
8.10 50/50: Christmas Special
Seasonal edition of the game show with Sally Gray. (S) (W)
8.35 The Wild Thornberrys
Eliza is upset that her hero disapproves of her living arrangements. (S)
9.00 The First Snow of Winter
Animation about a little duck facing winter alone. (R) (S)
Animation. Gus's crystal changes the world. (R) (S)
Animation. DW tells a story, and Prunella is visited by two ghosts after her party. (R) (S)
10.20 Bob the Builder
Bob has a white Christmas. (R) (S)
Jake is sick in bed on Christmas Day. (S) (W)
The quartet slide in the Christmas snow. (R) (S)
11.20 Aladdin and the King of Thieves
**** Disney animated fantasy, featuring the voice of Robin Williams. Aladdin is about to marry Princess Jasmine, but is drawn into a perilous quest to find his long-lost father. Review page 49.
Director Tad Stones (1996, U) (S)
Genie [voice] (Aladdin):
Comedy animation with Robbie the Reindeer. (R) (S) (W)
Weakest Link- National Champions is at 5.15pm on BBC2 (S) (W)
Weather; Regional News
Starting a rerun of the comedy starring Ardal O'Hanlon as a shop owner with a thrilling alter ego. For regular cast see Friday 28
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Sue Barker referees a festive edition of the quiz, in which captains Ally McCoist and John Parrott are joined by Colin Montgomerie , Terry Wogan , Darren Gough and Rory Bremner. (s) (w) See also A Question of Sport - FA Cup Special Friday 4 January at 7pm
Fantasy adventure starring Robin Williams. In 1969, a young boy gets trapped in the strange jungle world of a magical board game. Twenty-six years later, two children discover the game and unwittingly unleash its dangerous magic.
Widescreen. Review page 49. Director Joe Johnston (1995. PG)
Weather; Regional News
***** Computer-animated fantasy, featuring the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone and Gene Hackman. Neurotic worker ant Z has trouble conforming to regimented life in his hill, but his mundane existence changes when he meets the beautiful Princess Bala. Review page 49.
(1998, PG) (S) (W)
Concluding the two-part drama based on Arthur Conan Doyle 's novel. Trapped on a plateau far above the Amazon jungle, Professor Challenger and his team have to contend not only with Jurassic predators but also cannibalistic ape-men.
For cast see yesterday at 6.25pm (S) (W) READER OFFER: The Lost World is available, unabridged, on six Cover to Cover audio cassettes for £18.99 (normally £21.99). To order, send a cheque, payable to RT Shop, to [address removed]or call [number removed] (national rate)
Nine contestants vie to appear on Saturday's lottery show, plus the midweek draws. With Eamonn Holmes. (S) (W)
Consequences. Comfort and Nikki pick up the pieces when football fans unexpectedly arrive at a rival club's pub.
Regular cast on Saturday 22 and Saturday 29 December (S) (W)
Chief Constable Atkins:
An extended edition of the detective drama starring Alan Davies , and guest-starring Steven Berkoff and Bill Bailey. Satan 's Chimney. When an actress is killed on a film set, two things baffle the police: what was the motive, and how did the window through which she was shot remain intact?
Written by David Renwick ; Producer Verity Lambert
Director Sandy Johnson (S) (W) Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Magic: page 18
Followed by National Lottery Update
With Huw Edwards. Weather Rob McElwee. (S) IW)
Comedy starring Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley. Retired from the Police Squad, Frank Drebin secretly longs to get back to shootouts and smashing cars. When Captain Hocken suggests that he help the team track down a bomber, he is eager to join them. Review page 50.
Director Peter Segal 11994.12) (S)
Comedy starring Reg Varney.
Stan, Jack and their arch enemy Inspector Blake are fired after an accident at the bus depot. Review page 50.
Director Bryan Izzard (1973. PG) (S)
Followed by Weatherview (W)
Recent BBC1 programmes, repeated with sign language. Ends 3.50.
Watchdog Consumer advice. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)
The first of tonight's two programmes meets Mary who walked out on a 30-year marriage
3.10 Kelly must confront her desperate wish to have children.
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