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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.

Little Bear
Triple bill.

6.25 Teletubbies Count to Christmas
The countdown ends.

Then Pingu
The clumsy penguin enjoys a family Yuletide.

6.35 Bob the Builder
Bob dons a Santa Claus outfit.

6.45 Clifford the Big Red Dog
Emily loses out to Jetta.


Ends 10.15.

Snowden's Christmas Holiday Special
A snowman and his friends try to go to New York.

7.25 Arthur
DW is upset.

7.50 Taz-Mania
Taz delivers Christmas gifts to his friends.

8.10 Blue Peter Christmas Show
Shown yesterday 2pm

8.40 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Wally, Woody and Mrs Meany have a debate.

9.00 Xchange Xtra
Atomic Kitten jet off to Lapland.

9.15 Looney Tunes
Sylvester swaps round the gift tags.

9.25 Donner
Animation. A reindeer has an ill-timed identity crisis.

9.50 Choir of the Year
Twelve children's choirs compete to appear in the grand final in London.

: No Room at the Inn?

A service at St Peter's Church in the Bolton, Greater Manchester suburb of Halliwell. Carols include
0 Come, All Ye Faithful and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. Director Maurice Maguire ; Producer
Philip Billson


Director: Maurice Maguire
Producer: Philip Billson

: Morecambe and Wise

Britain's best-loved comedy duo in the festive special from 1973. Producer John Ammonds


Producer: John Ammonds

: The Santa Clause

*** Fantasy with Tim Allen and Judge Reinhold. A divorcee steps into Santa's shoes when the real one falls off his roof.
Widescreen. Review page 54. Director John Pasquin (1994. U)


Unknown: Tim Allen
Unknown: Judge Reinhold.
Director: John Pasquin

: News; Weather

: Top of the Pops

The year's top-selling singles and the Christmas number one.
Director Chris Cowey
Repeated Saturday 28 December 3.25am


Director: Chris Cowey

: The Queen

Her Majesty's address to the nation and Commonwealth.

: Legend of the Lost Tribe

Robbie the Reindeer and pals search for a band of warriors in a family animation with a star-studded cast of voices.
Rptd tomorrow 12.50pm

: Bargain Hunt

The show's own experts go head-to-head in a festive special. With David Dickinson.


Unknown: David Dickinson.

: Outtake TV

Comedic clips from the cutting-room floor, with Paul O'Grady.
More on Friday 27 December at 8.30pm


Unknown: Paul O'Grady.

: Chicken Run

**** Animated comedy, with the voices of Julia Sawalha , Jane Horrocks ,
Miranda Richardson and Mel Gibson.
A clutch of hens suffer life on a grim 1950s egg farm. With the help of American rooster Rocky, the birds hatch an escape plan. Widescreen. Review page 54. Directors Nick Park. Peter Lord (2000, U)


Unknown: Julia Sawalha
Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Mel Gibson.
Directors: Nick Park.

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Weather David Braine.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: David Braine.

: EastEnders

In the first of two episodes tonight, Ian has a surprise for Laura which leaves her reeling. More at 9.05pm.
Episode written by Tony Graham Rptd 9.45pm on BBC Choice


Writer: Tony Graham

: My Family

Ding Dong Merrily. Nick invites a lonely pensioner to share the festive season with the Harpers.
Written by James Hendrie and Ian Brown ; Director Dewi Humphreys
Producer John Bartlett www.bbc.co.uk/comedy At home with the Harpers: page 13


Written By: James Hendrie
Written By: Ian Brown
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: John Bartlett
Ben Harper: Robert Lindsay
Susan Harper: Zoe Wanamaker
Nick Harper: Kris Marshall
Janey Harper: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael Harper: Gabriel Thomson
Mr Bradley: Trevor Peacock
Mr Bradley's son: Peter Hugo-Daly
Mr Bradley's grandson: Harry Peacock
Mr Bradley's daughter: Christine Ellerback

: Ground Force Goes Festive

For the first time the team try one of their transformations in winter, on a playground at a special school in East Sussex. With Alan Titchmarsh , Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh. Director John Thornicroft ; Executive producerCarol Hasiam Charlie's Christmas shopping: page 10


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Charlie Dimmock
Unknown: Tommy Walsh.
Director: John Thornicroft

: The Big Impression

Comics Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona serve up a mixture of familiar impersonations, new characters and unlikely sketches in their Christmas special, which includes Sex and Man City and an alternative EastEnders.
Why Alistair had the urge to be Un: page 10


Impressionist: Alistair McGowan
Impressionist: Ronni Ancona
Director: Gareth Carrivick
Producer: Charlie Hanson

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Weather David Braine.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: David Braine.

: EastEnders

Billy's nerves almost get the better of him, and Garry has to deal with a revelation. Jamie and Sonia make a vow.
Episode written by Carey Andrews
Cast Monday 23 and Monday 30 December
Repeated at 10.20pm on BBC Choice


Writer: Carey Andrews

: Only Fools and Horses: Strangers on the Shore

With the family fortune squandered, the Trotters cook up a new rags-to-riches scheme.

Why Horses is a Christmas hit: page 11


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Cassandra: Gwyneth Strong
Trigger Roger: Lloyd Pack
Boycie: John Challis
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Denzil: Paul Barber
Sid: Roy Heather
Mickey: Patrick Murray
Damien: Benjamin Smith
George: James Ellis

: French and Saunders's Christmas Puddings

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders find themselves house-sitting for a rock star over Christmas, during which time they sample some television favourites and offer a new angle on Monarch of the Glen and Tipping the Velvet.


Performer: Jennifer Saunders
Performer: Dawn French
Director: Tristram Shapeero
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Wedding Singer

Romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

When wedding singer Robbie Hart's own bride leaves him at the altar, his life - and performances - go to pieces. Then he meets Julia.
Review page 56.
(1998, 12)


Director: Frank Coraci
Robbie Hart: Adam Sandler
Julia: Drew Barrymore

: There's Something about Mary (and Joseph)

Adam Hart-Davis and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen use their imagination to offer insights into the Christmas story.


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
Executive Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Steptoe and Son

Comedy starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.
Harold becomes engaged to a stripper.
Review page 56.
(1972, PG)
(Steptoe and Son Ride Again tomorrow at 1am)

Followed by Weatherview


Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Director: Cliff Owen

: BBC News 24

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