Last in the series. Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1.
Mother Goose. A university student looks afteraGreylaggosling
Why do GPs sometimes remove patients from their lists, without explanation? First shown in the First Sight series. Rpt.
The hunting skills ofthe Arctic fox.
The Christian Christmas..............
Two animations, directed by Chuck Jones , based on the work of Dr Seuss. Horton Hears a Who Horton the elephant hears cries comingfrom inside a flower. How the Grinch Stole Christmas The mean old Grinch will go to any lengths to spoil the Christmasfun.
Fantasy adventure based on a story by DrSeuss and starring
Peter Lind Hayes
Forced into piano lessons with stern
DrTerwilliker, young Bart Collins falls asleep and enters a nightmare world. Mr Zabladowski PETER LIND HAYES , Bart Collins
TOMMY RETTIG , Mrs Collins MARY HEALY ,
DrTerwilliker HANS CONRIED , Uncle Whitney JOHN HEASLEY
Director Roy Rowland (1953) .................. * See Films: pages 49-72 *****
The challenges faced by a yacht crew racing in the Southern Ocean......
Drama starring John Schneider, Tom Wopat
The yuletide spirit of a small Alaskan town depends on two feuding trucker brothers bringing the Christmas cargo in time. Director Richard Lang (1987)
See Films: pages 49-72
Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather
Regional News and Weather
The final of the nostalgia quiz. Stereo ...
Cookery game show. Stereo ................
Today'stopic: Santa Claus.
Featuringthe conclusion to Countdown to Christmas. Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry , Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke. Director Linda Nash ; Series producer Tim Hincks Shown on Tuesday 19 December
/fa a Martian Calls: Hangup. Herman's preoccupation with his ham radio set leads to difficulties when he mistakes some children at play fora group of visitors from another planet.
Gnaws. Steed, Gambit and Purdey are asked to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a gang of maintenance men sent to check the sewers beneath a government building where sinister experiments were being carried out.
Written by Dennis Spooner ; Director Ray Austin
First shown on ITV Subtitled ...............
The Christmas story unfolds in readings from scripture, poetry and prose, and in music sung by the choir of King's College, Cambridge, directed by Stephen Cleobury. This specially recorded service, led by the Dean of King's, Dr George Pattison, includes the carols Once in Royal David's City, O Little Town of Bethlehem, In Dulci Jubilo, Nativity Carol, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, A Spotless Rose, Bethlehem Down, This Is the Truth, Angels from the Realms of Glory and O Come All Ye Faithful.
INFORMATION: see Ceefax page
CAROLS: a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College Chapel will be broadcast live on Radio 4 on Christmas Eve at 3.00pm
Choir of King's College,
Service led by:
Top chef Gary Rhodes prepares a selection of dishes which provide a lighterand unusual alternative to more traditional Christmas fare.
See today's choices.
Producer Gabrielle Jackson ; Executive producer
Fiona Pitcher Stereo
The call is out across the nation, and indeed the universe, for Red Dwarf fans to name their favourite episode of the comedy from the six series made so far. Showing tonight is the episode with most votes. TO VOTE: send a postcard to [address removed] or send an email to [email address removed] by Wednesday 20 December
Red Dwarf giveaways: page
The last in a six-part comedy series starring Steve Coogan
Tim Fleck, curator of the most tedious museum in the world, the Little Ottle Museum, is about to have his cosy world blown apart by an arch rival.
Councillor Len Crabbe:
Graham Lambert/Robin Moss:
An end-of-year selection of highlights from the satirical news quiz, including a visit by Paula Yates. With Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Hosted by Angus Deayton. Last in the series.
Repeated tomorrow at 10.55pm Stereo
Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham and David Schneider look back at some of the best moments from the comedy show's first series, and pick over the remains of the summer of 1995.
Frank Skinner and David Baddiel , plus flatmate Statto, are back, with this week's guest managers singer Alison Moyet and boxer "Prince" Naseem Hamed.
See today's choices.
Director Peter Orton ; Producer Andy Jacobs
Rptd on Christmas Eve at 12.30pm
The last film in the Easy
Riders season is a thriller- starring Peter Fonda
Frank and Roger, partners in a motorcycle shop, take off for a holiday with their wives. On theirjourney, they witness a horrific ritual sacrifice and become the quarry in a terrifying pursuit.
Director Jack Starrett 1975) Subtitled .. * See Films: pages 49-72 **
Extended late-night version of Monday evening's documentary, following Sheffield band Pulp for three weeks of their triumphant British tour this autumn.
Shown on Monday 18 December at 6.45pm.
Director Mike Connolly