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: Teletubbies

Ends 9.00am Hair Braiding. A little girl has her hair braided. (R) (S)
Then Teletubbies Advent Calendar (S)

: The Flintstone Comedy Show

Stone Age cartoon fun. (R)

: Gadget Boy

Animation. A portal to the Netherworld is discovered in an ancient pyramid. (R)

: Blue Peter

B* Witched perform their new Christmas single.
Shown last Friday BBC1 (S) (W)

: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

Animation. Race is injured by a bull at a rodeo. (R)

: People's Century

Another chance to catch the 26-part oral-history series, showing with two episodes per day.
9.00 1900: Age of Hope. Scientific progress promised to bring great improvements to everyday life at the turn of the century.
9.55 1914: Killing Reids. Survivors of various nationalities recall the horror of the First World War. Executive producer Peter Pagnamenta
(BW and colour) (R) (S)


Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: News Weather

: Teacher's Pet

Comedy, beginning a season of films starring Doris Day. Also starring Clark Gable as newspaperman James Gannon , who joins a journalism course to pursue teacher Erica Stone. Director George Seaton (1958)
(BW)(S) The Ballad ofJosie is tomorrow at 11am Films: pp 51-80 ****


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: James Gannon
Unknown: Erica Stone.
Director: George Seaton

: The Simpsons: Lisa's First Word

Marge recalls the day when Lisa first spoke.
With the guest voice of actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Comedy: page 6.


[Actor]: Elizabeth Taylor

: Jim Henson's The Storyteller

First of nine animated folk tales featuring the voice of John Hurt, written by Anthony Minghella. Hans My Hedgehog. A farmer's wife has a son who is half-human half-hedgehog. (S) Next story tomorrow at 1.20pm


Unknown: John Hurt
Written By: Anthony Minghella

: The American Civil War

Another chance to see Ken Burns 's acclaimed nine-part account of one of history's most important struggles.
The Cause. The 1850s saw fundamental differences between the industrial North and the agricultural South come to a head. See Choice. (R) (S) Continues tomorrow at 1.45pm


Unknown: Ken Burns

: Only the Valiant

Western, continuing the Gregory Peck season. As the Apache nation goes on the warpath, tough disciplinarian Captain
Richard Lance select six unlikely men to go on a vital mission. Director Gordon Douglas (1950, PG)
(BW) (S) To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck , is on Wednesday 22 at 3pm Films: pp 51-80 **


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Richard Lance
Director: Gordon Douglas
Unknown: Gregory Peck

: The Liver Birds

A 1977 episode of the Liverpool-set comedy, starring
Nerys Hughes and Elizabeth Estensen. Open Your Eyes - and It Still
Hasn't 't Gone. The men leave the girls on their own at Christmas.
Written by Carla Lane (R) (S)


Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Elizabeth Estensen.
Written By: Carla Lane

: Sykes

Christmas Party. Eric and Hattie spend Christmas Day at Corky's. With Eric Sykes , Hattie Jacques , Derek Guyler and Sheila Steafel. Written by Eric Sykes (R) (S)


Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Derek Guyler
Unknown: Sheila Steafel.
Written By: Eric Sykes

: The Simpsons: Bart v Australia

Bart has to apologise to the whole of Australia when a phone call goes wrong.

: Farscape

/, ET. A tracking device is activated on Moya, but a bid to deactivate it leads to Crichton and D'Argo being identified as extraterrestrials. (S)

: Millennium: a Thousand Years of History

Century of the Globe. AD 1900-2000. For the first time, humans see beyond their immediate horizons to view the world as a whole, while telephones, TV and computers allow us to circle the globe in an instant.
However, despite such technological advancements, it's also the century that sees bloodshed on an unprecedented scale, with the First World War, the starvation of millions in the Soviet Union and China, Nazi genocide and the crimes of Pol Pot. Narrated by Ben Kingsley. Last in the series.
Director Cate Haste; Series producers Neil Cameron , Emma De'Ath (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history


Unknown: Pol Pot.
Unknown: Ben Kingsley.
Producers: Neil Cameron
Producers: Emma De'Ath

: Timewatch

The Crossing. Wilf Bamett from Blackpool and Ray Wheeler from Australia were among Second World War PoWs forced by the Japanese to build the Thai-Burma "death railway" before being crammed on board a rusting cargo ship bound for Japan. Lying in wait were three US submarines, unaware that the approaching convoy was carrying thousands of Allied prisoners. What happened next would haunt many men for the rest of their lives.
Producer Nigel Bellis ; Editor Laurence Rees (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Wilf Bamett
Unknown: Ray Wheeler
Producer: Nigel Bellis
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Vintners' Tales with Jancls Robinson

A profile of Roy Richards and Mark Walford , who run one of the most successful wine-importing companies in the country, with sales last year exceeding £6million. Producer David FTurnbull
Executive producers Nicholas Lander and Edward Mirzoeff (R) (S)


Unknown: Roy Richards
Unknown: Mark Walford
Producers: Nicholas Lander
Producers: Edward Mirzoeff

: Gardeners' World

Alan Titchmarsh hosts a look back at the highlights of the past year's programmes, including Ray Bream 's tiny garden in Doncaster and Stephen Lacey 's dream English garden at Haseley Court in Oxfordshire. See Choice.
Executive producer Tony Laryea : Series producer Colette Foster (S) (W) BBC GARDENERS' WORLD MAGAZINE: from newsagents, price f 2.30


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Ray Bream
Unknown: Stephen Lacey
Producer: Tony Laryea
Producer: Colette Foster

: Gardener of the Year Final

Seven finalists compete for the title at the Earth Centre in Doncaster, each of them designing and building a garden in four days with a L700 budget. Presented by Alan Titchmarsh , with Charlie Dimmock. See Choice.
Director Roger Casstles ; Producer Vanessa Jackson (S) (W) How did our gardens grow? Alan Titchmarsh : page 37


Presented By: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Charlie Dimmock.
Director: Roger Casstles
Producer: Vanessa Jackson
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Newsnight

With KirstyWark. Including at 11.00 News headlines.
Editor Sian Kevill (S)


Editor: Sian Kevill

: Arena

Casanova. The legendary 18th-century lover has been immortalised in books, films and on television, but are these fictionalised accounts historically accurate?
Novelist Josephine Hart investigates the truth behind the many myths surrounding this enigmatic figure, and finds that, during his lifetime, he was famed for much more than sexual exploits. She provides evidence that
Casanova was a charming man with a razor wit and fluent in three languages. Not only that, but he was also an astrologer, Freemason, businessman, writer, winner and loser of fortunes, and, last but not least, prison escapee. Director Mary Dickinson ; Series editor Anthony Wall (S) An Arena trilogy on blonde bombshells begins on Christmas Eve at 9pm


Unknown: Josephine Hart
Director: Mary Dickinson

: Fallen Angels

Double bill of American stories beginning a series of nine dark tales made for television. Ends 1.55am
12.25 Red Wind. Raymond Chandler 's story stars Danny Glover as PI Philip Marlowe , who sets out to find a string of pearls, but ends up uncovering murder. (S)
1.25 Good Housekeeping. Helen Fiske is happy with her life in fifties America until the night a blind gangster and his henchmen turn her world upside down. (S)


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Danny Glover
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Unknown: Helen Fiske

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