Stars, surprises and the North Pole.
The petite penguin goes ice surfing.
6.35 Bob the Builder
Farmer Pickle's roof is in danger.
6.45 Clifford the Big Red Dog
Christmas In Gaudinia
Chimney sweeps come to the rescue when the Christmas star is stolen from the sky.
DW invents a friend, then Arthur loses a book.
Today, the tale of the incredible Taz.
8.10 Bring It On
Canada's Rocky Mountain's welcome the team for a Christmas special.
8.40 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Skiing, warm coats and tricks keep the friends busy.
9.00 Xchange Xtra
H and Claire play their latest top tune.
9.15 Looney Tunes
Daffy v Porky Pig.
More at 11.10am
9.25 The First Snow of Winter
Miriam Margolyes and Father Ted star Dermot Morgan voice the tale of a little duck.
9.50 The Scooby-Doo Show
Another spooky case.
10.15 The CBBC Junior Great North Run Party
Busted, S Club Juniors and Blazin' Squad are among the guests at the party.
10.40 Serious Jungle
Scorpions, spiders, tears and trauma loom as the young adventurers face a night in the rainforest.
11.10 Looney Tunes
More animated amusement.
Comedy with Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman and Eric Idle. A wicked heiress hires a ghost specialist, Dr Harvey, to rid her house of its unwanted inhabitants. But one befriends the doctor's daughter.
Review page 57.
Director Brad Silberling (1995, PG)
Voices (The First Snow of Winter"):
Voices (The First Snow of Winter"):
Robbie the Reindeer's tale. Shown yesterday at 3.10pm
This and Hooves of Fire are repeated Friday 3 January at 7pm on BBC Choice
Jennifer Saunders is among the guests in an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson 's tale. Jim Hawkins and chums think their dreams have come true when they find a map to treasure. Review page 57. Director Brian Henson (1996, U)
Fantasy sequel, starring
James Cromwell. Stranded in the city, Babe meets a group of strange animals. But when the animal-control squad impounds Babe's new friends, the pig sets out to help them. Widescreen. Review page 57. Director George Miller (1998, U)
Comedy. When Hallie and Annie meet, they find they are twins separated years earlier after their parents' divorce. They want the family to be reunited, but are threatened by a gold-digger intent on marrying their father. Widescreen. Review page 57.
Director Nancy Meyers (1998. PG)
Martin faces up to the future, Sonia is inconsolable and the Slaters discuss how best to handle their new visitor.
Episode written by Len Collin Cast on Monday 23 and Monday 30 December Repeated at 10pm on BBC Choice
Leslie Phillips guests as Tom's father - whose overbearing nature drives his son to the edge. Meanwhile, Terry is told he will have to get married in hospital and Chrissie's scan confirms her worst fears.
More cast on New Year's Eve [web address removed]
Tina Hobley 's Christmas: page 16
Richard Roxburgh and Ian Hart head an all-star cast as Holmes and Watson in Allan Cubitt's dramatisation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale. The mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville leads the detective duo to investigate an alleged family curse and forces of evil at work on Dartmoor.
Hound of the Baskervilles 9.00pm BBC1
Turn off the lights, turn up the central heating, find a big box of chocolates and prepare to be spooked by this new television dramatisation of arguably the greatest detective story of all time.
Richard Roxburgh is Sherlock Holmes and Ian Hart is his faithful chronicler and companion Dr Watson, in Conan Doyle's ripping yarn about the cursed Baskerville family and the legend of the hound that stalks Dartmoor, savaging its prey at will.
Holmes and Watson are drawn into this curious tale after the death of Sir Charles Baskerville, apparently from heart failure. His heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, arrives from the USA, but he's in the sights of an unknown stalker and soon receives an ominous and threatening letter: "As you value your life or your reason, keep away from the moor." Naturally, Holmes's curiosity is tweaked and he dispatches Dr Watson to Baskerville Hall, where he's to keep a a close watch on Sir Henry, a man who's in obvious great danger. Soon Watson makes the acquaintance of Sir Henry's neighbours, the charming Stapleton (Richard E Grant) and his lovely wife. But soon the mists roll in and howls echo across the starkly beautiful moors as death visits Dartmoor once more.
One of the big problems with adapting such classics is that everyone who has ever read the book has their own mental picture of Holmes and Watson. Roxburgh is suitably austere, and Hart, in his commendable efforts to throw off the quite erroneous perception that Watson was a bit of a buffoon, ends up being colourless. And the computer-generated hound isn't actually as scary as you might expect. For some reason its eeriest feature is missing- the hound doesn't glow in the dark (in the book the beast was daubed with phosphorous to give it an unearthly look).
But any television version of such a wonderful story is welcome, though if you are tempted to sit down as a family to watch, be aware that there are some bloody moments that might frighten very young children. (Alison Graham)
Sir Charles Baskerville:
With Fiona Bruce. Weather with David Braine.
Regional News (WI
Bond bombshell Halle Berry walks the catwalk in tears; Will Young gets his degree and Rio Ferdinand shimmies through an end-of-school number in the seventh selection of clips showing famous faces as never seen before.
Presented by Angus Deayton - in and out of a rabbit suit. Producers Mike Parkinson and Samantha Peters ; Executive producer
Caroline Wright Halle Berry takes part in James Bond - a Bafta Tribute, Sat 28 December 6.10pm
Comedy starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty. Disgraced pilot Ted Striker escapes from hospital and boards the first passenger shuttle to the Moon. Review page 57.
Director Ken Finkleman (1982, 15)
Followed by Skiing Weather
Wilfrid Brambell , Harry H Corbett and Diana Dors.
Harold's mission to buy a replacement carthorse has an unintended outcome. Review page 58.
Director Peter Sykes (1973, PG)