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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.

Little Bear
The friends wait for it to snow on Pudding Hill.

6.25 Teletubbies Count to Christmas
Day 24 of the calendar.

The little penguin builds a snowman.

6.35 Bob the Builder
As Spud skates on the duck pond. the ice starts to crack.

6.45 Clifford the Big Red Dog
Charley comes to realise that his friends like him for who he is.


Ends 1.15.

Santa's Special Delivery
Santa is horrified to learn that people no longer believe in him.

7.25 Arthur
A big blizzard comes to Elwood City, and Arthur's teacher moves in with

7.50 Taz-Mania
A double bill with the Tasmanian devil.

8.10 Christmas Chucklevision
Double bill. Paul and Barry help out in Santa's workshop, then Paul receives a ghostly visitation.

8.40 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Woody's Christmas gifts are stolen. Chilly seeks warmer climes, and Woody tries to impress Santa.

9.00 Xchange Xtra
S Club perform their latest single and Joe spends a day at Santa School.

9.25 Second Star to the Left
A rabbit, guinea pig and hamster deliver a gift to a little girl.

9.50 The Scooby-Doo Show
Ghostly canine adventures.

10.15 Christmas at the Club Blue Peter
(Shown yesterday at 4.35pm)
(Blue Peter Christmas Show is at 2pm)

11.20 Looney Tunes
Fun with Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny.

11.25 Miracle on 34th Street
Christmas fantasy starring Richard Attenborough and Elizabeth Perkins. A sceptical young girl asks a department store Santa Claus for the family she has always wanted.
(Widescreen) (1994, U) ***
Review page 50.

Then Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions


Writer (Chucklevision): John Sayle
Writer (Chucklevision): Rory Clark
[Actor] (Miracle on 34th Street): Richard Attenborough
[Actor] (Miracle on 34th Street): Elizabeth Perkins
Director (Miracle on 34th Street): Les Mayfield

: BBC News

Weather; Regional News


Ends 4.55.

The Scooby-Doo Show
Ghostly adventures.

2.00 Blue Peter Christmas Show
Including the story of the Christmas truce during the First World War, plus gifts for the pets and carols around the tree. With Konnie Huq, Simon Thomas, Matt Baker and Liz Barker.
Repeated tomorrow 8.15am
Blue Peter Review of the Year is on New Year's Day at 1.20pm

2.30 Looney Tunes
Sylvester and Tweety are snowed in.

2.40 Celebrity Stitch Up!
Handy Andy, Melinda Messenger and Daniel Macpherson are taken for a ride in a special edition.

3.10 Free Willy ***
Wildlife adventure starring Jason James Richter and Lori Petty. An act of vandalism leads a young tearaway to an adventure park. where he forms a friendship with an orca whale called Willy.
Review page 50.
Director Simon Wincer (1993, U)
Free Willy 2: the Adventure Home is on Friday 27 December at 2.35pm


Presenter ("Blue Peter Christmas Show"): Konnie Huq
Presenter ("Blue Peter Christmas Show"): Simon Thomas
Presenter ("Blue Peter Christmas Show"): Matt Baker
Presenter ("Blue Peter Christmas Show"): Liz Barker
Contributor ("Celebrity Stitch Up!"): Handy Andy
Contributor ("Celebrity Stitch Up!"): Melinda Messenger
Contributor ("Celebrity Stitch Up!"): Daniel MacPherson
[Actor] ("Free Willy"): Jason James Ritcher
[Actor] ("Free Willy"): Lori Petty.
Director ("Free Willy"): Simon Wincer

: Weakest Link Special

A panto-themed team, including Bobby Davro, face taskmaster Anne Robinson.


Contestant: Bobby Davro
Presenter: Anne Robinson

: A Bug's Life

Animated adventure, featuring the voices of Dave Foley ,
Kevin Spacey , Phyllis Diller and Roddy McDowall. When daydreaming ant Flik accidentally puts his colony in peril from a swarm of warlike grasshoppers, led by the ruthless Hopper, he sets off for the big city to win even tougher bugs over to the ants' cause. Widescreen. Review page 50.
Director John Lasseter (1998, U)


Unknown: Dave Foley
Unknown: Kevin Spacey
Unknown: Phyllis Diller
Unknown: Roddy McDowall.
Director: John Lasseter

: BBC News

With Anna Ford. Weather with David Braine.
Regional News


Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: David Braine.

: EastEnders

Phil despairs as options fade for Jamie. Meanwhile a familiar face returns to Walford and is greeted by a lot more than just family preparations for Christmas.
Cast on Monday 23 and Monday 30 December
Repeated at 10pm on BBC Choice
The first of two Christmas Day episodes is tomorrow at 6.20pm

EastEnders 7.30pm BBC1
The residents were disgraceful as Martin Fowler starts to feel guilty when his neighbours turned on him for running Jamie Mitchell over with his speeded car. His relative Phil sits with him at the hospital bedside and storms out of the hospital to confront Martin what he did. Meanwhile, the market traders think that Martin could have killed the young lad and left him for dead on the road. At the Fowlers' house, an angry Phil loses his temper with Martin and attacks him for Jamie's severe accident. Phil warns him that if Jamie dies, then Phil will seek revenge on him before leaving the house, leaving Martin broken and devastated. Then Phil speeds his car and trashes it into the fruit stall before returning to the hospital and tells the traders not to touch the car.

Meanwhile, Martin visits an injured Jamie in hospital with Sonia before Phil steps in for a furious shock and punches and lashes out at him and Sonia restrains him, with Kate Tyler arriving at the feuding scene.


Writer: James Payne

: The Mummy

Period horror adventure. A party of archaeologists discover a tomb containing the 3,000-year-old remains of a murderous Egyptian priest, Imhotep. When the mummy is accidentally disturbed, he unleashes his terrifying powers on those who have desecrated his resting place. Review page 53.
Director Stephen Sommers (1999, 12)


Director: Stephen Sommers
Rick O'Connell: Brendan Fraser
Evelyn: Rachel Weisz
Jonathan: John Hannah
Beni: Kevin J O'Connor
Imhotep: Arnold Vosloo
Egyptologist: Jonathan Hyde
Ardeth Bay: Oded Fehr
Warden: Omid Djalili

: The Christmas National Lottery with Dale Winton

EastEnders' Jessie Wallace joins Dale Winton for the Christmas Millionaire Maker and the Lotto draws.
Director Geraldine Dowd : Producer Noleen Golding The National Lottery-Jet Set is on Saturday 28 December at 7.35pm


Presenter: Dale Winton
Guest: Jessie Wallace
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Noleen Golding

: Parkinson at Christmas

Guests on this bumper edition of Michael Parkinson 's talk show include musician Tom Jones , impressionist Alistair McGowan , Dame Edna Everage , actor Nigel Havers , magician Marc Paul and poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Music comes from Martine McCutcheon and soul diva Mica Paris, in performance with the London Community Gospel Choir. Director Stuart McDonald ; Executive producer Beatrice Ballard Alistair McGowan 's The Big Impression is tomorrow at 8.25pm
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Musician: Tom Jones
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Dame Edna Everage
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Marc Paul
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah.
Unknown: Martine McCutcheon
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Producer: Alistair McGowan

: BBC News

With Anna Ford. Weather David Braine.
Regional News


Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: David Braine.

: Midnight Mass

From Wells Cathedral in Somerset, where worshippers gather for a celebration of the First Communion of Christmas, a live service led by the Dean of Wells, the Very Rev Richard Lewis , with the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Rev Peter Price, giving the address. Music from the cathedral choir includes Once in Royal David's City, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, Sing of a Maiden and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. Producer R Medwyn Hughes; Executive producer Hugh Faupel


Service leader: Very Rev Richard Lewis
Address: Rt Rev Peter Price
Producer: R Medwyn Hughes
Executive producer: Hugh Faupel

: Carry On Cleo

Comedy starring Sid James ,
Kenneth Williams and Amanda Barrie. Mark Antony falls for Cleopatra's charms and together they begin plotting against the hapless Julius Caesar. Review page 53.
Director Gerald Thomas (1964. PG) Carry On Camping is on Saturday 28 December at 12.55am
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Sid James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Amanda Barrie.
Unknown: Mark Antony
Unknown: Julius Caesar.
Director: Gerald Thomas

: Sign Zone

Programmes with sign language. Ends 4.55.
Fame, Set and Match Following the fortunes of some of the artists who took part in Band Aid. First shown on BBC2
3.25 The Life Laundry The team clears out clutter from a London fiat.
First shown on BBC2
3.55 Pyramid The story of the construction of Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza as it would have appeared to those who built it.

: BBC News 24

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