Teletubbies: Christmas Tree
The quartet watch a tree being decorated by some children. (R) (S)
Then Teletubbies Advent Calendar (S)
Cartoon. Spydra tries to steal some diamonds. (R)
Shown yesterday at
5.10pm on BBC1 (S) (W)
Animation. Jessie is hypnotised by Dr Surd. (R)
9.00 1917: Red Flag. The impact of communism upon the lives of people in the Soviet Union. (BW and colour) (R) (S)
9.55 1919: Lost Peace. Soldiers who survived the First World War recall their postwar disillusion.
(BW and colour) (R) (S)
Comedy western, continuing the season starring Doris Day. Widow Josie Minick alienates her new neighbours when she starts sheep farming to support herself and her son. Widescreen. Director Andrew V McLaglen
(1968) (S) (W) That Touch of Mink is tomorrow at 11am Films: pp 51-80 **
Knight School. The twins attract the wrong sort of student to their school of chivalry. With the voice ofTimothyWest. (S) Next episode is at 1.10pm
Homer seeks cut-price surgery after a heart attack.
Time Protonosphere. The duo seek advice on removing the squeak from Sir Doris's exercise wheel. (S) Next episode tomorrow at 12.35pm
Based on a German folk tale.
Fear Not. A mysterious tinker helps Fearnot in his search for the meaning of fear. (S) Next episode tomorrow at 1.15pm
As Southern forces rapidly outmanoeuvred those of the North, General Ulysses S. Grant began to strike back in Tennessee. (R) (S) Continues tomorrow at 1.40pm
Drama starring Gary Cooper.
1862: as America is divided by civil war, Quaker Jess Birdwell and his son Josh must decide whether to take up arms or abide by their pacifist principles.
Director William Wyler (1956) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ****
A Christmas edition of the comedy from 1989. The festive season brings the Boswells problems with presents and live turkeys.
Written by Carla Lane (R) (S)
Profile of wine auctioneer Michael Broadbent , who established Christie's wine department back in 1966. (R) (S)
Continuing a seven-part adventure starring Jon Pertwee.
As the Brigadier hunts one Silurian, the Doctor meets another face to face.
The Gift of the Wheelman. Ray and Fraser hunt a gang of bank robbers who are dressed as Santas. (R) (S)
Then One Man and His Dog -the Previews Julie Simpson of Aberdeenshire puts her dog Gail to the test. (S) (W)
A seasonal edition from 1975 of the slapstick comedy. As Christmas approaches, Frank starts yet another new job.
Written by Raymond Allen ; Producer Michael Mills (R) (S) Another Christmas edition is on Thursday 23 at 5.05pm
A 1977 seasonal edition of the self-sufficiency comedy.
Silly, but It's Fun. The Goods and the Leadbetters plan their respective Christmasses, but neither goes according to plan.
Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Producer John Howard Davies (R) (S)
An evening of programmes designed to whet the appetite for the festive season. Ends 10.10pm. See Choice.
Gary Rhodes 's Christmas with a Difference The celebrity chef prepares an alternative Christmas dinner of pork with apricot-and-sage stuffing, and finds original Boxing Day uses for leftover Christmas pudding and brussels sprouts. Plus snacks for an end-of-millennium party.
Producer Mandy Cooper : Executive producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt (S)
9.00 The Naked Chef: Christmas Comes Early When holiday commitments oblige the family of chef Jamie Oliver to have their Christmas dinner early, Oliver arranges a menu of salted preserved lemons, feta cheese, roasted poussin stuffed with potatoes and herbs, and baked artichokes.
Director Paul Ratcliffe ; Series producer Patricia Llewellyn (S) (W) Message in a bottle: Jamie Oliver , page 34
9.30 Jennifer Paterson : One Fat Lady, One Large Life A tribute to the irreverent television chef whose death in August at the age of 71 brought one of television's most popular partnerships to an end. Her Two Fat Ladies co-presenter Clarissa Dickson Wright joins her friends and family in remembering this larger-than-life TV personality.
Director/Producer Patricia Llewellyn (S) Videoplus code 8.30-10.10 (not PDC) NOTE: PDC functions only on individual programmes The film La Grande Bouffe is at 12.40am
An episode from the series that traces the history of an ordinary home through its previous and current owners. Tonight's subject is a flat in Croydon, south London
Director Dominic Cyriax : Series producer Richard Pearson (R) (S) (W) There is another episode on Christmas Eve at 9.55pm
With Kirsty Wark. At 11.00 News headlines. (S)
Out of Phoenix Bridge. For Ah Feng, Jialing, Xiazi and Ziao, their years working as maids while sharing a room in a Beijing slum may be the freest of their lives. In their rural home of Phoenix Bridge, the young Chinese women were under their parents' control; on their return, they will belong to new husbands. Struggling against harassment, they remain intent on achieving their dream: a metropolitan life. Director Li Hong : Series editor Nick Fraser (S)
Black comedy. Four jaded men meet to spend a weekend eating. For all of them, it will bring the joys and penalties of greed. French with English subtitles. Ends 2.45am
DirectorMarco Ferreri (1973) Films: pp 51-80 ***