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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.

Little Bear
Duck loses her quack and Owl is in a foul mood.

6.30 Pingu
The little penguin and a friend play ice hockey.

6.35 Bob the Builder
Bob takes on a job for rock star.

6.45 Clifford the Big Red Dog
The townspeople learn the value of community spirit.


Ends 1.20.

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Festive fun for a sick child.

7.25 Arthur
Arthur sets up his own Pet-sitting business.

7.50 Taz-Mania
Fun with the voracious
Tasmanian devil.

8-10 Stacey Stone
Stacey has plans for Erika's beau in the penultimate Part of the agony-aunt drama.
Written by Roy Apps

8.40 The Woody Woodpecker Show

A trip to the beach.

9.00 Xchange Xtra
Featuring music from Liberty X.

9.15 Looney Tunes
Classic Warner Bros animation.

9.2S Rugrats
An African-American cultural event.

9.50 New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
The sleuths attempt to interview a reclusive woman.

10.15 S Club Juniors Summer Party
Musical fun.

10.40 Serious Jungle
Will the eight intrepid explorers have to kill their own food?

11.10 Looney Tunes
A cat is bitten by the Gambling Bug.

11.25 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid * * *
Comedy sequel, starring Rick Moranis. An eccentric inventor accidentally enlarges his son.
Review page 61. Director Randal Kleiser (1992, U)
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves is on Thursday 2 January at 2.05pm

12.50 Newsround Review of the Year
The stories of concern to children.

Repeated Mon 30 December at 8.10am


Writer ("Stacey Stone"): Roy Apps
Stacey Stone: Loma Craig
Ed: Jack Nelson
Joanne: Sophie McCabe
Nat: Tiffany Mulheron
[Actor] ("Honey, I Blew Up the Kid"): Rick Moranis
Director ("Honey, I Blew Up the Kid"): Randal Kleiser

: BBC News

Weather; Regional News

: Weakest Link

Nine narcissistic men come in for a dressing down from Anne Robinson.


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: Free Willy 2: the Adventure Home

Wildlife adventure. After an oil spill, Jesse realises that Willy, the whale he set free, needs his help once again.
Widescreen. Review page 61. Director Dwight Little (1995. U)
Free Willy 3: the Rescue is on Monday 30 December at 2.25pm


Director: Dwight Little

: Matilda

Comic fantasy based on the Roald Dahl book. Precocious
Matilda discovers some useful gifts when she is sent to study at Crunchem Hall.
Widescreen. Review page 61. Director Danny DeVito (1996. PG)


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Director: Danny Devito

: The World's Strongest Man

First of five heats in the annual contest from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Six strongmen vie to secure two of the places in New Year's Day's final at 5.50pm. More tomorrow at 4.10pm

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons. Weather with Michael Fish.
Regional News


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Michael Fish.

: A Question of Sport Christmas Special

Former world boxing champion Marvin Hagler , Manchester City goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel , Jonah Lomu of the All Blacks, and ex-Sunderland manager Peter Reid join team captains Frankie Dettori and Ally McCoist for a festive edition of the sports quiz. Hosted by Sue Barker. Producer Phil Wye ; Series producer Carl Doran
Repeated tomorrow at 2.55am


Unknown: Marvin Hagler
Unknown: Peter Schmeichel
Unknown: Jonah Lomu
Unknown: Peter Reid
Unknown: Frankie Dettori
Unknown: Ally McCoist
Unknown: Sue Barker.
Producer: Phil Wye
Producer: Carl Doran

: The BBC Animal Awards

A ceremony to highlight the contributions of those who campaign tirelessly for the welfare of animals. Hosted by Gaby Roslin with guests Rolf Harris and Jenny Seagrove.
Producer Sally Dixon ; Executive producer Jane Aldous


Unknown: Gaby Roslin
Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Jenny Seagrove.
Producer: Sally Dixon
Producer: Jane Aldous

: EastEnders

Mark tries to keep the family together as Martin's world falls apart. Garry suggests a solution to Laura's problem. Episode written by Ming Ho Omnibus on Sunday 29 December at 1.45pm
Cast Monday 23 and Monday 30 December Repeated at 10pm on BBC Choice [Web Address Removed] Fancy EastEnders as your ringtone? Visit [Web Address Removed]

: Outtake TV

Another instalment of hilarious TV howlers from the BBC television archives, introduced by Paul O'Grady , including the sight of Carol Smillie battling with pesky parrots.
Director Sue McMahon ; Producer Clare Finnett


Introduced By: Paul O'Grady
Unknown: Carol Smillie
Director: Sue McMahon
Producer: Clare Finnett

: Absolutely Fabulous

Gay. The irrepressible Patsy and Edina enjoy the high life while searching for Eddie's long-lost son in New York. With Whoopi Goldberg , Deborah Harry and Graham Norton.
Written by Jennifer Saunders ; Director Tristram Shapeero
Producer Jo Sargent Patsy and Edina's New York stories: page 6; Jane Horrocks as a Dolly clone: page 8


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Deborah Harry
Unknown: Graham Norton.
Written By: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Tristram Shapeero
Producer: Jo Sargent
Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Edina: Jennifer Saunders
Patsy: Joanna Lumley
Saffron: Julia Sawalha
Bubble/Lola: Jane Horrocks
Mother: June Whitfield
Marshall: Christopher Ryan
Bo: Mo Gaffney
Fleur: Harriet Thorpe
Catriona: Helen Lederer
Serge: Josh Hamilton
Martin: Danny Burstein
Assistant Nathan: Lee Graham

: Billy Connolly - a Bafta Tribute

A celebrity-packed evening in honour of the British stand-up comedian and actor, whose career in show business spans over 30 years and includes credits for numerous TV series and films, such as the Bafta Award-winning Mrs Brown.
Family, colleagues and friends - including Judi Dench ,
Bob Geldof , Jeremy Irons and Robin Williams - gather to celebrate the Big Yin's achievements and unique sense of humour.
Billy Connolly stars in Still Crazy tonight at 11.20pm and in Gentlemen's Relish tomorrow at 9pm.
Director John L Spencer , Producers Sam Donnelly , Sarah Gibbs


Unknown: Mrs Brown.
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Robin Williams
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Director: John L Spencer
Producers: Sam Donnelly
Producers: Sarah Gibbs

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons. Weather with Michael Fish.
Regional News


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Michael Fish.

: Still Crazy

Comedy from the writers of Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Will old rivalries prevent 1970s rockers "Strange Fruit" from staging a reunion tour? Widescreen. Review page 61.
Director Brian Gibson (1998, 15)
Followed by Weatherview


Director: Brian Gibson
Tony Costello: Stephen Rea
Hughie: Billy Connolly
LesWickes: Jimmy Nail
Beano Baggot: Timothy Spall
Ray Simms: Bill Nighy
Karen Knowles: Juliet Aubrey

: Morons from Outer Space *

Sci-fi comedy starring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones. A reporter helps three aliens who crash-landed near London to escape from their captors. Widescreen. Review page 61. Director Mike Hodges (1985. PG)


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones.
Director: Mike Hodges

: BBC News 24

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