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: CBeebies: Teletubbies Count to Christmas

The wait is almost over.


Ends 12.55.

Babes In Toyland
Animated special. Two days before Christmas, the Toyland factory has its biggest ever order, but evil is afoot.

7.15 Sheeep
Gogol, Georgina and Hubert enjoy the snow.

7.25 Arthur
Double bill. DW is on guard for octopuses, and Buster goes on a field trip.

7.50 Taz-Mania
Taz enters a video contest, and the bottlecap collectors try catching Kee Wee.

8.40 Blue Peter
A compilation of out-takes from the show.

8.40 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Treble bill. Woody is challenged to a wrestling bout and feigns illness, while Buzz teaches skiing.

9.00 Xchange Xtra
S Club Juniors drop by for a tune or two and there's advice on making Christmas tree decorations in the first of a ten-part weekday series.

9.25 The Wild Thornberrys
Eliza's efforts to help animals have awful consequences.

9.50 New Scooby-Doo Mysteries Show
The cowardly canine meets an old enemy.

10.15 S Club 7 - Don't Stop Movln'
Competition winners meet their idols on the band's tour.

10.40 Serious Jungle
Youngsters vie to help return endangered orangutans to the wild.

11.11 Looney Tunes
Sylvester thinks he might starve while his owners are on vacation.

11.15 Santa Claus** Seasonal comedy. Patch, one of Santa's elves, develops a new brand of confectionery, but doesn't realise how dangerous the invention is in the hands of his sinister partner BZ.
Review page 45. (1985. U)


Group (Xchange Xtra): S Club Juniors Director (Santa Claus): Jeannot Szwarc
Patch: Dudley Moore
BZ: John Lithgow
Claus: David Huddleston
Ancient elf: Burgess Meredith

: BBC News

Weather; Regional News

: Neighbours

Steph comes clean with Libby. Neighbours returns on 2 January. Repeated at 5.35pm

: Fly Away Home

Drama based on a true story. A girl and her father mend their differences while hatching wild geese and teaching them to fly. Widescreen. Review page 45.
Director Carroll Ballard (1996. U)


Director: Carroll Ballard
Thomas Alden: Jeff Daniels
Amy Alden: Anna Paquin
Susan Bames: Dana Delany
David Alden: Terry Kinney
Barry Strickland: Hotter Graham
Glen Seifert: Jeremy Ratchford


Ends 5.35.

Bob the Builder: a Christmas to Remember
Bob is excited that his twin brother is coming home for the first time in years.

4.35 Christmas at the Club Blue Peter
Ex-Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis and a host of CBBC stars join the regular team for a festive musical extravaganza set in the late 1920s, including pop anthems such as These Boots Are Made for Walking and Merry Christmas Everyone.
(Rptd tomorrow 10.15am)


Guest (Christmas at the Club Blue Peter): Janet Ellis
Editor (Christmas at the Club Blue Peter): Steve Hocking
Editor (Christmas at the Club Blue Peter): Richard Marson

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.40pm

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards.
Weather with Sarah Wilmshurst.
Regional News


Newsreader: Huw Edwards
Weather presenter: Sarah Wilmshurst.

: George of the Jungle

Comedy adventure. An infant is discovered and raised by gorillas in the African jungle. Years later, an heiress arrives there, followed by her fiance, who is intent on tracking down the legendary "white ape". Widescreen. Review page 48.
Director Sam Weisman (1997. U)


Director: Sam Weisman
George: Brendan Fraser
Ursula Stanhope: Leslie Mann
Lyle Van de Groot: Thomas Haden Church
Kwame: Richard Roundtree
Max: Greg Cruttwell
Thor: Abraham Benrubi
Beatrice Stanhope: Holland Taylor

: EastEnders

There's news about Jamie for a tense Phil and Sonia at the hospital. Little Mo's hen night proves highly revealing.
Episode written by Ann Marie Di Mambro Further cast Monday 30 December Repeated at 10pm on BBC Choice What a year for the Slaters!: page 12; Soap & Flannel: page 30


Written By: Ann Marie
Kat Slater: Jessie Wallace
Dr Anthony Trueman: Nicholas R Bailey
Zoe Slater: Michelle Ryan
Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden
Jamie Mitchell: Jack Ryder
Sonia Jackson: Natalie Cassidy
Peggy Mitchell: Barbara Windsor
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Martin Fowler: James Alexandrou
Mark Fowler: Todd Carty
Derek Harkinson: Ian Lavender
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Laura Beale: Hannah Waterman
Garry Hobbs: Ricky Groves
Lynne Hobbs: Elaine Lordan
Billy Mitchell: Perry Fenwick
Little Mo Morgan: Kacey Ainsworth
Charlie Slater: Derek Martin
Mo Harris: Laila Morse
Jim Branning: John Bardon
Robbie Jackson: Dean Gaffney
Nita Mistry: Bindya Solanki
Patrick Trueman: Rudolph Walker

: Test the Nation - the National 2002 Test

A live and interactive event in which Anne Robinson and Phillip Schofield quiz a 300-strong studio audience, alongside ten celebrities, on the front-page stories of the year. Who will be up to speed on politics and world news, sport, pop and show business, and which events will have proved memorable? Continues after the news at 10.25pm.
Repeated on New Year's Day at 7.30pm on BBC Choice
BBCi: viewers can play along at home by pressing the red button on the handset, or by logging onto the website: [web address removed]


Presenter: Anne Robinson
Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Director: Simon Staffurth
Producer: Jane O'Brien

: BBC News

With Michael Buerk. Weather with Sarah Wilmshurst.
Regional News


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Sarah Wilmshurst.

: Test the Nation - the National 2002 Test

The conclusion of the quiz which, as well as deciding who has won in the studio, shows which gender has absorbed the year's news better, which region of the UK is most switched on, and whether tabloid readers have better recall than their broadsheet-digesting counterparts.

: Scrooged

Anarchic comedy. A mean-spirited television executive plans to exploit the holidays to attract as many viewers as possible, but he is soon visited by three ghosts who go to any lengths to make him change his ways. Review page 48.
(1988, PG)
Followed by Weatherview


Director: Richard Donner
Frank Cross: Bill Murray
Claire Phillips: Karen Allen
Lew Hayward: John Forsythe
Eliot Loudermilk: Bobcat Goldthwait
Preston Rhinelander: Robert Mitchum
Ghost of Christmas Present: Carol Kane
Brice Cummings: John Glover

: Father Dear Father

Comedy starring Patrick Cargill.
Thriller writer Patrick Glover's two teenage daughters cause him so much aggravation that he decides that the only solution is for him to re-marry.
Review page 48.
(1972, U)


Director: William G Stewart
Patrick Glover: Patrick Cargill

: Sign Zone

Programmes with sign language. Ends 4.50.
The Virgin Mary Sue Johnston finds out what's really known about Jesus's mother. Shown yesterday at 8pm
3.50 The Life of Mammals A Winning Design. David Attenborough explores Australia's indigenous species.


Design: David Attenborough

: BBC News 24

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