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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.
6:00: Postman Pat Special: Fun with the friendly mailman.
6:25: Pingu: The little penguin pretends to be ill.
6:35: Bob the Builder: Bob goes on a sponsored run.
6:45: Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford's friends are planning a surprise party for him.


Ends 1.00.

Dennis the Menace
Capers with the boisterous boy.

7.25 Arthur
Arthur's family heads to Washington DC, and Arthur is worried about summer school.

7.50 Taz-Mania
Taz and his family go on a picnic.

8.10 The Story of Tracy Beaker
In a double bill, Mike has some bad news, and will Cam agree to foster Tracy?
(A new series begins later this month)

8.40 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Triple bill of antics.

9.00 Xchange Xtra
Top band Big Brovaz perform, plus how to make a blow football game.

9.25 CBBC Prom in the Park
Shown on Sunday 29 December at 12.45pm

10.25 Cavegirl
It's Netal's birthday, and dad seeks out a vantage point.
Cast on Monday 30 December

10.50 Serious Jungle
Work on the orang-utan project is hampered by scorpions.

11.15 Tartan Smalls: Recycled
Michael shows off his man-eating wheelie bin.

11.25 The Cramp Twins
Wayne is given a harp to play in the school orchestra.

11.40 Napoleon
Adventure. Puppy Muffin's wish to become a hard-nosed canine leads him into the wilderness. Review page 71. (1995, U) ***

Then Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions


Writer (The Story of Tracy Beaker): Mary Morris
Writer (The Story of Tracy Beaker): Laura Summers
Tracy Beaker: Dani Harmer
Cam: Lisa Coleman
Justine: Montanna Thompson
Louise: Chelsie Padley
Mike: Connor Byrne
Writer (Tartan Smalls): David Ferguson Reid
Director (Napoleon): Mario Andreacchio

: BBC News


: Neighbours

Rick tries to reclaim her bracelet. Repeated at 5.35pm


Ends 5.35.

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves **
Sci-fi comedy starring Rick Moranis. Wayne accidentally shrinks himself, his wife, his brother and his sister-in-law. Review page 71. Director Dean Cundey (1997, PG)

3.45 The Woody Woodpecker Show

A triple bill of capers.

4.00 Arthur
Binky gets trapped, and DW loses her voice.

4.10 The Wild Thornberrys
Eliza frees a caged hyena.

4.35 Stacey Stone
In the final episode of the series, Yasmin wants Stacey to solve her woolly hat snag.
Cast on Friday 27 December

5.00 Really Wild Show: China Bear Special
Michaela Strachan reports on the plight of the beautiful Asiatic black bear in China.

5.25 Newsround


[Actor] ("Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves"): Rick Moranis.
Director ("Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves"): Dean Cundey
Writer ("Stacey Stone"): Roy Apps
Presenter ("Really Wild Show: China Bear Special"): Michaela Strachan

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.45pm

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Including a weather summary.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.

: South East Today

For Sussex and Kent, with Giles Dilnot and Beverley Thompson. Editor Rod Beards 31
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES: viewers watching on satellite can access local news magazines for London, South, West Midlands, North West and North by using the red key on their remote control. Satellite viewers in other regions wishing to see their local news programmes will need to retune to analogue
Followed by Weather with David Braine.


Unknown: Giles Dilnot
Unknown: Beverley Thompson.
Unknown: David Braine.

: BBC London News

London and the Home
Counties, with Emily Maitlis. Editor Sandy Smith


Unknown: Emily Maitlis.
Editor: Sandy Smith

: This Is Your Life

Michael Aspel springs a string of surprises on another celebrity with the aid of his famous biographical red book. Producer Sue Green; Series producer Jack Crawshaw


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Producer: Jack Crawshaw

: EastEnders: Dot's Story

A film in the occasional EastEnders Bubbles series.

When Dot learns that the woman who adopted her during the war is dying, it begins a moving, painful and ultimately uplifting journey back to her wartime past.
(Repeated 10pm on BBC Choice)
(EastEnders continues tomorrow 8pm)

EastEnders: Dot's Story 7.30pm BBC1
Some of EastEnders' most touching and enduringly affecting moments have featured Dot Cotton (or Dot Branning, as she is now). Thanks to actress June Brown's remarkable ability to move her audience, few of us will forget her scenes with Ethel, as she helped her terminally ill best friend to die. Or her monologue at Lynne Slater's (first) hen party, as she reminisced about her childhood.

It's that Welsh childhood that forms the core of this EastEnders special when, in flashback, Dot looks back at her evacuation to Wales from London at the outbreak of the Second World War. It soon becomes clear that Dot harbours a guilty secret from those days, one that she has to confront when the story comes up to date. (Alison Graham)


Writer: Jeff Povey
Producer: Sally Stokes
Director: Joanna Hogg
Dot: June Brown
Gwen: Gwenllian Davies
Ewan Rhys: Parry Jones
Jenny Morgan: Ruth Jones
Young Dot: Tallula Pitt-Brown
Young Gwen: Eve Myles
Will: Dafydd Emyr
Dot's mum: Claire Thurgood

: Independence Day

Sci-fi blockbuster. The Earth faces its greatest challenge when alien spaceships take up positions above major
- cities. While world leaders speculate on the intentions of the visitors, cable-TV boffin David Levinson discovers that a signal emanating from the alien vessels is in fact a sinister countdown - and the future of the human race soon hangs in the balance. Widescreen. Continues at 1 0 3Finm afterthe BBC News. Review Da£e 73-
Director Roland Emmerich (1996. 12)
Videoplus code for 8.30-11.20pm (non-PDC)


Unknown: David Levinson
Director: Roland Emmerich
Capt Steve Hiller: Will Smith
President Thomas J Whitmore: Bill Pullman
David Levinson: Jeff Goldblum
Marilyn Whitmore: Mary McDonnell
Julius Levinson: Judd Hirsch
Gen William Grey: Robert Loggia
Russell Casse: Randy Quaid
Constance Spano: Margaret Colin
Albert Nimziki: James Rebhorn
Marty Gilbert: Harvey Fierstein
Major Mitchell: Adam Baldwin

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons. 10.25 Regional News
Followed by Weather with David Braine.


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: David Braine.

: Independence Day

The conclusion to tonight's film.

: Beverly Hills Cop II

Sequel to the hit 1984 action comedy. When his friend
Capt Bogomil is critically wounded by a Beverly Hills gang, detective Axel Foley teams up again with inept detectives
Rosewood and Taggart. Widescreen. Review Daee 73.
Director Tony Scott (1987, 15)
Followed by Skiing Weather


Unknown: Axel Foley
Director: Tony Scott
Axel Foley: Eddie Murphy
Billy Rosewood: Judge Reinhold
Maxwell Dent: Jurgen Prochnow
Andrew: Bogomil Ronnycox
John Taggart: John Ashton
Karla Fry: Brigitte Nielsen

: Carry On Spying

Spy spoof starring
Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor. Four incompetent British agents try to recover a secret formula stolen by the subversive organisation STENCH. Review page 73.
- Director Gerald Thomas (1964. U) (BW)
Carry On Cabby is tomorrow at 1.30am


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Director: Gerald Thomas

: Sign Zone

Programmes with sign language. Ends 4.00.
The Life Laundry The team sorts through a stack of artefacts in a Rutland home. Last in the series. First shown on BBC2
3.30 Fame, Set and Match Following the fortunes of those who won TV talent contests. Shown on New Year's Eve at 9pm on BBC2

: BBC News 24

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