Teletubbies Count to Christmas Only four more days to go! Then Clifford the Big Red Dog
Charley learns that it's taking part that counts.
Short-sighted Arthur comes to value his glasses, and Francine adopts a new image.
6.45 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Woody goes bowling with Buzz.
7.10 Super Duper Sumos
Stinger poses as Santa and delivers some nasty surprises.
7.35 Yvon of the Yukon
Tommy and Bill enter a race.
8.00 Looney Tunes
Classic Warner Bros cartoon fun.
8.35 The Wild Thornberrys
Eliza learns the importance of standing by a friend in need.
Busted, S Club Juniors and Blazin' Squad perform live, and there's gossip with Will Young and Gareth Gates on tour.
At 11.15, Top of the Pops Saturday features Daniel Bedingfield, Liberty X, and One True Voice.
Plus cartoon capers in The Woody Woodpecker Show and The Fairly Odd Parents.
The Saturday Show Extra follows at 12 noon on CBBC channel
Singer (Top of the Pops Saturday):
Group (Top of the Pops Saturday):
Group (Top of the Pops Saturday):
Previews of Sunday's derby between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield, and Arsenal at home to Middlesbrough. www.bbc.co.uk/football
Presented by Steve Rider.
1.15 Racing Live coverage from day two of the National Hunt Christmas meeting at Ascot. The highlight of today's three-race card is the Ladbroke
Hurdle Race at 2.25, with other starts at 1.20 and 1.50.
2.35 Rugby Union Wasps v Bath The big guns enter the fray as English rugby union's national cup competition reaches round six, where lower-division teams who made it through to the last 16 have the chance to take on the Premier League clubs.
Today's tie sees
Laurence Dallaglio 's London Wasps play host to Premiership rivals Leicester (kickoff 2.45). A meeting earlier this season saw the evenly matched teams draw 27-27, and today's clash is likely to be just as tight.
TV presentation (racing) Gerry Morrison Editor (rugby) Carl Hicks Fancy Grandstand's s theme on your phone? Visitwww.radiotimes.com
The final episode from the first series.
Basil is left to deal with a fire drill and a party of German guests when Sybil goes away.
(Another episode on Monday 30 December at 5.25pm)
Family ties are put to the test in a seasonal twist on the popular game show Friends like These. Two teams of relatives compete in a series of nerve-racking challenges to win a dream holiday. Hosted by Ian Wright.
Director Sue McMahon ; Producer Andy Rowe
The headmaster's house at a Devon primary school is converted into a valuable resource centre, while a drab hall in London is revamped in readiness for a pensioners' Christmas lunch. With Nick Knowles and Lowri Turner.
Series producer Annie Heather ; Executive producer Mark Hill
Contestants compete to travel the world. With
Eamonn Holmes. Includes the Lotto, Lotto Extra and Thunderball.
Director John L Spencer ; Producer Michael Mannes The Christmas National Lottery with Dale Winton is on Christmas Eve at 10pm
A somewhat disillusioned Colette turns to Simon when Josh fails to make an appearance at the staff Christmas party.
Medical Drama: Casualty 8.15pm BBC1
Christmas parties are never a good idea for TV hospital dramas, because they invariably provide a perfect backdrop for extramarital sexual liaisons, or tragedies. Tonight's knees-up at Holby City paves the way for both in an episode that ends in spectacular pyrotechnics. It all starts off so quietly, yet soon things begin to shape up like a typical 'IV hospital Christmas. There's a mildly wacky Christmas-related story, when a man is electrocuted and falls from his roof as he attempts to set up an illuminated Santa.
Then there's tinsel on the wards and an air of jolly expectation as staff don their fancy dress in readiness for their annual shindig at a local pub. And an old romance is rekindled for Nikki Marshall (Kelly Harrison) and Jack Vincent (Will Mellor).
But trouble is brewing. Josh and Colette are not seeing eye to eye, which is a bit of a shame, as theirs has seemed such a stable, happy relationship. Colette, thoroughly fed up with Josh, who cannot attend the party due to a long-standing a engagement, flounces off and dances provocatively in the arms of a handsome male colleague. And the fun doesn't stop with a conga...
Josh, meanwhile, has been detained by saving the life of a child, and his evening ends very badly when he spots Colette enjoying herself too much at the party. He then unwisely makes the acquaintance of a bereaved husband with a particularly acute emotional problem, before they both embark on a dangerous journey.
(Alison Graham, TV editor)
Kelly Harrison's Christmas: page 12
Farmer Bernie Walsh:
Dr Robert Hammond:
rThe first in a two-part drama starring Warren Clarke and Colin Buchanan as the Yorkshire-based detective duo.
Dialogues of the Dead. Wetherton CID struggles with an eloquent serial killer whose chilling calling cards describe murders in graphic detail. With guest stars Dervla Kirwan , Jack Dee and John Sessions. Concludes tomorrow 9pm.
Written by Hugh Stoddart ; Producer Ann Tricklebank ; Director Patrick Lau
More cast tomorrow www.bbc.co.uk/drama
Det Supt Andy Dalziel:
Dl Peter Pascoe:
DS Edgar Wield:
DC Hat Bowler:
Dr Sam Johnson:
DC George Headingly:
With Fiona Bruce. Weather Helen Willetts.
Followed by National Lottery Update
Romantic crime drama, from the director of Erin Brockovich and Traffic. A bank robber who's regularly in and out of jail decides to try one last heist. Widescreen. Review page 41.
Director Steven Soderbergh (1998. 15)
Maurice (Snoopy) Miller:
A festive edition, with guests Derren Brown and Avid Merrion, aka Leigh Francis.
Comic clips from the quiz highlighting sporting events of the past six months.
Shown last Thursday
Followed by Weatherview