The King picks some strawberries. Repeat........
Christmas in Finland
The quartet listen to seasonal singing.
Shown yesterday at 10am on BBC1
Cartoon capers with the opportunist bear. Repeatl
Schools game show, with the Chuckle Brothers. Today's guest is Animal Hospital presenter
ShaunaLowry. Repeat Subtitled .
Eek tries to redirect
Christmas present. Repeat
Taz is left to look after his younger brother and sister..........
Among the wildlife captured in the last of the series are the squirrels, hedgehogs and hares that help to brighten up the bleak landscape of the British winter. Meanwhile, presenter Charlotte
Uhlenbroek explores the forests and lochs of the Scottish Highlands....
Animated adaptation of Chaucer's
Canterbury Tales, shown at 7.30pm last night, in the original Middle English.
To Caunterbury with Ful Devout Corage
As the pilgrims near Canterbury, there are three stories still to be told.
A triple bill of anarchic animation.
12.30 Radio Bart.
A birthday gift gives Bart an idea for the perfect practical joke. Featuring the voice of Sting as himself. Repeat
At 12.50 Old Money. Grampa resents a day out spent with the family. Repeat
At 1.15 Black Widower. Aunt Selma starts dating Sideshow Bob, Bart's deadly arch-enemy. With the guest voice of Kelsey Grammar as Sideshow Bob.
Code for 12.50-1.15pm Code for 1.15-1.40pm Code for 12.30-1.40pm (not PDC)
1.40 Easter Island. The gang crash their helicopter. With the voice of Eddie Izzard. At 1.50 TooManyDogs. Thedogslose their home. With the voice of Paul Merton.
Repeat Digital widescreen
Videoplus code for 1.40-1. 50pm ...... Code for 1.50-2pm ........................ Code for 1.40-2pm (not PDC) ...........
Clare Balding introduces highlights from the Grand Hall. Olympia, of the 27th year of this traditional pre-Christmas show, including the World Cup qualifier and the Grand Prix. Commentary by Stephen Hadley and Michael Tucker. ........
Speck of the Future: 1848-56. The discovery of gold in 1848 in California's American river brought a stampede of treasure seekers into the Sierra Nevada. Peter Coyote narrates. Subtitled. The West continues tomorrow at 12.40pm
Continuing the season of westerns. Starring John Wayne.
A US Cavalry officer suffers a setback on his last mission and is "retired" before he can take further action. To avert a full-scale Indian war, he decides to act alone.
(1949. U) (Subtitled)
("Shenandoah" is tomorrow at 2.05pm)
(See Films: pages 43-79)
Bart wins an unusual, loveable but very expensive competition present that threatens the family with bankruptcy.
The City Shrinkers. The gang fiddle the lottery and win a prize they find very hard to handle. Repeated tomorrow at 12.20pm
Digital widescreen Subtitled ..
A Matter of Time. The Enterprise is heading for Penthara Four, where a massive dust cloud threatens ecological disaster.
An uninvited visitor appears on the bridge claiming to be a historian from the future. But he refuses to offer constructive advice when events start to go wrong. Repeat Star Trek: Voyager - Sunday 27 at 6.15pm
Adventures in Telly (part 1). In the first of a three-part episode, Bad Bob shoots the TV, forcing the gang out on an adventure. Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
Digital widescreen Subtitled ...
Animation. A hideous creature emerges from the swamp to wreak havoc on the court of King H rothgar of the Danes. When the warrior Beowulf hears of the devastation, he takes up the challenge to fight the monster. Featuringthe voices of: DirectorYuri Kulakov ; Series editors Martin Lamb and Penelope Middelboe
Gary Rhodes shows how to cook the perfect Christmas lunch with the minimum of fuss and stress.
Among secrets revealed are how to dish up a turkey within four hours.
See today's choices.
Naughty but spice: page 29
A special edition of the interior-design show in which Jocasta Innes journeys to
America to see how homes in New England are transformed forthe festive season.
Back in England,
Nishma Chande is conscripted by two daughters who want to show their father-a London vicar-that Christmas dining rooms need not be uniformly magnolia, and that crackers can come with a real twist. Plus Anne McKevitt giving the ultimate present to a very special friend. Editor Franny Moyle
Digital widescreen Subtitled 750 7
Turkey Dinner. The platoon plan a meal for local pensioners.
Written by Jimmy Perry. David Croft : Producer DavidCroft Repeat
The Asian comedy sketch show features the Coopers sitting down to their Christmas dinner and the staging of the very cosmopolitan Hounslow nativity play. Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar , KulvinderGhir, Meera Syal , Nina Wadia , Fiona Allen , Dave Lamb.
Director Nick Wood : Producer Anil Gupta
Digital widescreen Subtitled ....
On the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York, Louis Theroux takes an offbeat look atthe festive season byjoiningfourof the people he first met in his Weird Weekends series.
These diverse individuals - united only by their singlemindedness- are Mike, who craves success as a folk singer, Randy, who's planningto save New York from the Devil, JJ, set to feature in a porn shoot, and the Reverend Robert Short , bearing an important message from a distant galaxy.
Director Geoffrey O'Connor ; Executive producer David Mortimer A new series of Louis Theroux 's Weird Weekends begins in the spring
' Classic action drama. concluding the Akira Kurosawa tribute season.
Starring Takashi Shimura
In the 17th century, villagers hire samurai warriors to defend their property from an annual raid by bandits. In Japanese with English subtitles. Widescreen.
(1954. PG) Black and white . ♦ See Films: pp 43-79 *****
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