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Ends 12.00.

Chucklewood Critters
A bear cub's adventures.

6.20 Arthur
Francine is ashamed of her dad's job as a dustman, and Muffy spends the weekend at Francine's house.

6.45 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Woody makes sure that he's first in line to see a film.

7.10 Super Duper Sumos
When Bad Inc steal the Sumos' yaks, Kimo and co are left without any form of transportation.

7.35 Yvon of the Yukon
Yvonslifeis saved by a walrus.

8.00 Looney Tunes
Warner Bros cartoon capers.

8.35 The Wild Thornberrys
Eliza helps an arctic hare.

: CBBC: The Saturday Show

The boys from Busted launch a new competition, and former Big Brother contestant Jade Goody drops in for a chat.
There's a backstage update from Will and Gareth's recent UK tour and, at 11.15, Top of the Pops Saturday features Pop highlights of the year and a report on Zoe Birkett's video shoot. Plus cartoon fun in The Woody Woodpecker Show and The Fairly Odd Parents. Simon Grant and Fearne Cotton host.
The Saturday Show Extra follows at 12 noon on CBBC channel


Guests: Busted Guest: Jade Goody
Presenter: Simon Grant
Presenter: Fearne Cotton
Director: Helen Scott
Producer: Ewan Vinnicombe

: News; Weather

: Football Focus

Including a look ahead to two Premiership clashes, namely Middlesbrough's visit to Aston Villa and Leeds at home to
Chelsea. With Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson. www.bbc.co.uk/football


Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson.

: The Life of Mammals

Meat Eaters. The predatory behaviour of foxes, tigers and leopards is explored with David Attenborough.


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

I Musical fantasy starring
Dick Van Dyke. An inventor restores a clapped-out racing car with the help of his eccentric father and two children. They christen it Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and, to their surprise, the vehicle turns out to have magical powers.
Widescreen. Review page 62. Director Ken Hughes (1968. U)


Unknown: Dick Van Dyke.
Director: Ken Hughes

: The World's Strongest Man

A further six men compete for a Place in the final as heat two of the competition gets under way. With John Inverdale.
Another heat at 5.40pm


Unknown: John Inverdale.

: Final Score

Results roundup, presented by Ray Stubbs. www.bbc.co.uk/sport


Presented By: Ray Stubbs.

: BBC News


: The World's Strongest Man

The third heat sees current champion Svend Karisen from Norway enter the fray as the shows of strength continue.
The next heat is on Monday 30 December at 6pm


Unknown: Svend Karisen

: James Bond - a Bafta Tribute

A star-studded occasion in the presence of no less than four incarnations of Ian Fleming's debonair spy.
Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby discuss their own interpretations of the role, with Sean Connery adding his own thoughts in a pre-recorded interview. And Halle Berry, who plays American agent Jinx in Die Another Day, talks about the re-creation of the iconic beach scene featuring Ursula Andress.
Sean Connery stars in First Knight at 10.45pm


Guest: Pierce Brosnan
Guest: Roger Moore
Guest: Timothy Dalton
Guest: George Lazenby
Interviewee: Sean Connery
Guest: Halle Berry
Producer: Arabella McGufean
Executive Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: The National Lottery - Jet Set

Contestants compete to travel the world. With Eamonn Holmes. Includes the Lotto, Lotto Extra and Thunderball.
The National Lottery - Midweek Draws is on New Year's Day at 8.20pm


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes.

: Casualty

Living for the Moment. Colette challenges an elusive Simon following their tryst at the staff Christmas party.
Written by Robert Scott Fraser ; Producer Richard Handford
Director Chris Lovett For further cast see Saturday 21 December
Repeated Monday 30 December at 9.10pm on BBC Choice Kelly Harrison 's Christmas: page 12


Written By: Robert Scott Fraser
Producer: Richard Handford
Director: Chris Lovett
Unknown: Kelly Harrison
Lisa Duffin: Catherine Shipton
Harry Harper: Simon MacCorkindale
Lara Stone: Christine Stephen-Daly
Dillon Cahill: Dan Rymer
Tony: Vincent Leewarburton
: Roxannebird Loobrearley
Anna Paul: Zita Sattar
Jack Vincent: Will Mellor
Eddie Vincent Philip: Martin Brown
John Adsett: Andrew Bicknell
Diane Adsett: Fiona Welburn
Jane Winter: N'Deaye Baa-Clements
AndyWells: Seb Castang
Glen: Jason Nicoli
Pete: Grahame Fox
Karen Howe: Nicola King
RayHowe: David Delve
Sarah Howe: Chelsea Whatley
PC McCormack: Nicholas Tizzard
Ms Marston: Lucinda Curtis
Billy: Jeremy David

: Gentlemen's Relish

Another chance to see this romantic comedy drama starring Billy Connolly and Sarah Lancashire, chronicling the rumbustious escapades which went on behind the sepia-tinged pornography of Edwardian London.
Adapted by David Nobbs from the novel Kingdom Swann by Miles Gibson ; Producers Martyn Auty and Sarah Boote : Director Douglas Mackinnon


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Adapted By: David Nobbs
Unknown: Miles Gibson
Unknown: Sarah Boote
Director: Douglas MacKinnon
Kingdom Swann: Billy Connolly
Violet Askey: Sarah Lancashire
Cromwell Marsh: Douglas Henshall
Charlotte Crisp: Katie Blake
Alice Hancock: Uz Ewing
Ethel Spooner: Emily Hillier
Edward Shelburne: Nick Stringer
Jane Davidson: Teresa Banham
Gordon Simms: John Wamaby
Mr Prestwick: Simon Chandler
Stanley Gaunt: Jamie Bradley
Lord Thornycroft: Dominic Mafham
Lanky Parsons: Chris Middleton
Market stall holder: Tony Bluto
Elder Rossetti: Rebecca Johnson
Younger Rossetti: Emma Stansfield
Perkins: Andrew Johns
Cleopatra: Seana Montague

: BBC News and Sport

Latest news. Weather with Darren Bett.
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Darren Bett.

: First Knight

Adventure. King Arthur's peaceful Camelot kingdom is plagued by the villainous Prince Malagant. But help is at hand from the dashing Lancelot. Widescreen. Review page 62.
Director Jerry Zucker (1995,PG)


Director: Jerry Zucker
King Arthur: Sean Connery
Lancelot: Richard Gere
Lady Guinevere: Julia Ormond
Malagant: Ben Cross
Sir Agravaine: Liam Cunningham
Sir Kay: Christopher Villiers

: Carry On Camping

Comedy starring Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.
Sid Boggle and Bernie Lugg take their girlfriends on holiday, believing they're off to a nudist colony. Review page 63.
Director Gerald Thomas (1969, PG) Carry On Spying is on Thursday 2 January at 1.05am
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Unknown: Sid Boggle
Unknown: Bernie Lugg
Director: Gerald Thomas

: They Think It's All Over Christmas Special

With guests Graeme Le Saux and Ron Atkinson.
Shown on Sunday 22 December at 10.15pm


Unknown: Graeme Le Saux
Unknown: Ron Atkinson.

: A Question of Sport Christmas Special

Shown yesterday at 6.30pm

: Top of the Pops

Shown Christmas Day 2pm

: BBC News 24

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