Presented by Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa Forrester. Starting with Cartoon. Crystal Tipps and Alistair are baffled when they see the bushes moving.
From Spencerville, Ohio, it's the wild group of puppets. (R)
Animation narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)
The Playbus stops today at the Tent Stop. Catherine Terry , Robert Hopkins , Sakuntala Ramanee , Elizabeth Watts , Carlie Abriel , Chase Marks and children from St Joseph 's Infants School, Wandsworth, tell the story of The Stable Under the Star by Nicola Russell.
A Felgate production for BBCtv
Noel's album is packed with animals. Today's animal has antlers, beautiful eyes and one in particular has a bright red nose. With Derek Griffiths. (R)
Cartoon adventures of the famous boy puppet.
Pinocchio tries to defend an oak tree which is threatened by a couple of developers.
A children's multi-faith series written by Nick Mclvor. Shop Till You Drop. Can someone convince Sam (Sayan Akaddas) that there's more to Christmas than food and gifts? With Kieran Cunningham and Colin Kerrigan. Director Jeremy Woolf Producer Judy Merry
Cartoon story about pixies in an enchanted forest.
Why do people put money in Christmas puddings? Why do they hang up holly and mistletoe? Why do crackers bang when you pull them?
Presented by Simon Davies and Sophie Aldred with Jo Koma.
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With Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.
Last part of the award-winning children's comedy, written by Tony Robinson.
Will Marian or Robin be executed first? And by Gary or Graeme?
Whether you're a night owl or sleep your nights away you can have Sweet Dreams and enjoy Breakfast in Bed with Boxpops. Don't sleep late or you'll miss this collection of pop and clips.
Producer Margie Barbour
Music, news, competitions, plus the stars' tips for the top pop hits.
Sue MacGregor presents the weekly political review for the south and east. With reports from David Brewer and Terry Dignan.
Director Duncan Hess Editor Vincent Dowd
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lain MacWhirter examines the work of Parliamentary committees and asks how well they do their job. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Lydia Howard
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The highly-praised Merchant-Ivory adaptation of Henry James 's famous novel of women's emancipation. Starring
Christopher Reeve Vanessa Redgrave Madeleine Potter
England: Olive Chancellor, a shy but forceful suffragette, takes on the education of Verena Tarrant, a pretty, naive young woman with a gift for oratory. But her influence over Verena is threatened by Basil Hansom, an attractive but impecunious lawyer. Not only is he in love with Verena, he is less than sympathetic to the feminist cause.
Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Producer Ismail Merchant
Director James Ivory
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Symphony No 1 in C, Op 21 Roger Norrington and the London Classical Players begin their cycle of Beethoven symphonies with a work written in the opening year of the 19th century. The music is still classical in feel but, as one contemporary critic put it, contains 'considerable art, novelty and a wealth of ideas'. (Symphony No 2 tomorrow at 2.35pm)
Starring Pia Degermark Thommy Berggren
With its star-crossed lovers, lyrical photography and use of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21, Elvira Madigan remains a much-loved cinema romance.
It tells the story of a tightrope walker and a young Swedish army officer who run away together to seek happiness in the Danish countryside.
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Ireland B v Scotland B
Scotland's B team travel to
Belfast for this international which gives the players a chance to catch the selectors' eye prior to the Five Nations Championship next year. Also coverage of the top league game in Wales: Neath v Swansea.
Commentary by Jim Neilly ,
Lyn Davies and Phil Bennett. Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston
Celebrities from all over Britain join Dundee in evoking the spirit of Christmas as the city prepares to commemorate its 800th anniversary. Selina Scott is the host. The music comes from 1,000 voices, including a massed choir of 800 (conducted by James Hunter) and the SNO Junior Chorus. They are supported by Britain's champion brass band, the CWS of Glasgow.
With Paul Coia, Ronnie Corbett, Wendy Craig, Sir Clement Freud, Joanna Lumley, Bill Owen, Beryl Reid and Kirsty Wark. Producer David Martin
Featuring the Women's Downhill from Morzine,
Katrin Gutensohn just pipped Petra Kronberger of Austria for the downhill title last year but the young Swiss racers will be looking to better their form with the World Championships just four weeks away.
Commentary by Julian Tutt. Introduced by David Vine. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside
Last in the series.
A natural history of behaviour by David Attenborough
Continuing the Line. When it comes to sex, there seem to be no fixed rules in the animal world. Creatures will go to any lengths, apparently, to make babies. To continue the line is the final trial.
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Extracts from some of Tchaikovsky's most popular works are presented in a gala concert held on 1 December to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth. Itzhak Perlman , Yo-Yo Ma and Jessye Norman , making her Soviet debut, all perform with the Leningrad Philharmonic
Orchestra conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. The grand finale is the 1812 Overture with fireworks and cannons outside in Pushkin Square. Director Brian Large
A Cami Video production
The second part of the Emmy Award-winning drama by Michael Frayn. Starring Joss Ackland
(For cast see yesterday at 9.55pm. First shown on BBC1)
First showing on network television of this thriller from
Jim McBride , the director of Breathless. Starring Dennis Quaid Ellen Barkin
Welcome to New Orleans, the 'Big Easy', the steamy city of hot music and hotter food, where voodoo priests mix with mafia bosses and where the odd bribe is all in a day's work for unconventional cop
Remy McSwain. But with a gang war threatening to blow the city apart, a new DA in the honest shape of Anne Osborne is a major problem.
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With Antoine de Caunes.