Journey to the Magic Cavern
Josh and his friends fall into the depths of a mysterious cavern. Time Warrior: Last Battle for the Universe
Wed 2 Jan at 5.35am (R) (S)
Paul and Barry set up a hair salon. (R) (S) (W)
7.20 Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin is troubled by his life. (R) (S)
The two families travel to Las Vegas. (R) (S)
8.10 The Blue Peter Selection Box
Shown last Friday 5pm (S) (W)
8.35 The Wild Thornberrys
On New Year's Eve, Debbie causes a panic among her family. (R) (S)
Double bill. The aardvark experiences his first sleepover and New Year's Eve. (R) (S)
Cassy tries to stop Zariek's bid for freedom. (R) (S)
9.55 The Magician's House
Second part of the time-travel fantasy showing all this week. The magician is pulled back to the 16th century. For cast see tomorrow and Friday 4
January (R) (S) (W)
Judy introduces a new dog to the group. (S) (W)
Laa-Laa wreaks havoc with her ball. (R) (S)
11.15 James and the Giant Peach ****
Animated fantasy adventure with live-action sequences, based on the Roald Dahl novel. When James's parents are killed, he is packed off to live with his mean-spirited aunts. Review page 61.
Director Henry Seltek (1996, U) (S) 22
A compilation of updated stories from the 1999 series. (S)(W)
Weather; Regional News
Old Man Riverdance. George's father tries to ruin his romance. Cast on Fri 28 Dec (R) (S) (W)
Six more strong men, including champion Janne Virtannen , vie fora place in the final. The last heat is at 5.20pm. (S) (W)8i273i4i
Comic fantasy based on the book by Roald Dahl, starring Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman.
When bookworm Matilda is sent to the Crunchem Hall school, she discovers that she has magical gifts.
Review page SL.
(1996, PG) (S) (W) ****
Based on the book by:
Newsround's Review of the Year
Kate Sanderson. Lizo Mzimba , Matthew Price and Becky Jago review the year's news stories and talk to those who made the headlines, including JK Rowling and Tony Blair. Rptd tomorrow at 8.10am (S) (W)
4.50 Blue Peter - Personal Best
The team pick their favourite moments from an action-packed year. Rptd Wed 2 Jan 8.10am (S) (W)
The last two places in the final are decided. (S) (W) The final is tomorrow at 7.30pm
National news. Weather David Braine.
Regional News (S) (W)
Michael Aspel is joined by CBBC presenter Angellica Bell for an edition in which young collectors are invited to bring their treasures to Milestones Museum in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Artefacts brought in include First World War medals, RNLI memorabilia and a valuable Meissen tea set.
Producer Michefe Burgess : Executive producer Christopher Lewis Repeated with sign language on Wednesday 2 January at 1.45am
(S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/antiques
More than 40 years after Michael Bond 's duffel coat-clad creation was discovered by the Browns on Paddington station, Stephen Fry acts as gumshoe to trace the bear's roots in darkest Peru. Along the way he visits a home for retired bears in Lima and helps rescue a relative of Paddington, a Spectacled Bear, in a rusty helicopter.
Director Alan Lewens ; Producer Nick Green (S) (W)
As the new year's celebrations get underway, and while Mark and Lisa have to contend with Phil's new interest in Louise they can also make a decision about their future.
Episode written by Simon Ashdown
(For cast see Thursday 27 December and Thursday 3 January)
(Repeated at 10pm on BBC Choice) (S) (W)
An ex-girlfriend of Alex Adams arrives at Holby, bringing with her a daughter he knew nothing about.
Concludes on Wednesday 8 January.
Liam Evans Adrian:
Dr Sunil Gupta:
A rerun of the programme, first shown in September 2000, in which Michael Parkinson and a celebrity audience celebrate the 40th anniversary of BBC Television Centre with a serving of classic clips and star recollections.
(R) (S) (W)
With Huw Edwards. Weather David Braine. (S)(W)
The 22nd series of the satirical news quiz concludes with 3 compilation from the two series shown this year. Hosted by Angus Deayton, with regulars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Director Paul Wheeler: Producer Nick Martin (W) Andrew Duncan meets Paul Merton: page 27; Play our TV quiz for a fabulous home-entertainment system: page 32
Start your new year celebrations with a blast of comedy before settling down to the many musical extravaganzas
The countdown starts here ...
It's almost impossible to get away from retrospectives and celebratory knees-ups on this night of the year, so you may as well settle down with a small sherry or two and enjoy it. It's only once a year, after all. As the countdown to midnight starts, there's the chance to reflect on the year's news with a compilation of highlights in Have I Got 2001 for You (10.30pm BBC1).
Jonathan Ross ushers in the new year with a roundup of this year's most entertaining events. With guests
Neil Morrissey , Ulrika Jonsson , Terry Wogan , and Vic and Bob. Mariah Carey , the Corrs and Ronan Keating provide music. Producer Sam Donnelly ; Executive producer Beatrice Ballard (S) (W)
Mollie Sugden and John Inman. The staff of Grace Brothers take a trip on the Costa Plonka. Widescreen. Review page 62. Director Bob Kellett (1977. PG) (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview (W)