Ends 9.00am Making Christmas Cards
The Tubbies watch children make
Christmas cards. (R) (S)
Then Teletubbies Advent Calendar (S)
Animated Stone Age fun. (R)
Spydra hatches a plot to control children. (R)
Last in series. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1
Dr Quest is under suspicion. (R)
Oral-history documentary series.
9.001930: Sporting Fever. The use of sport to bolster national pride. (BW and colour) (R) (S)
9.55 1924: On the Line. The early days of mass production.
(BW and colour) (R) (S)
Comedy, continuing the Doris Day season. Rich Philip Shayne gets off to a bad start with unemployed Cathy Timberlake when his limo splashes mud on her. However, his suave manner soon wins her over. Widescreen. Director Delbert Mann (1962 U)
(S) (W) Lover Come Back is tomorrow at 11am Films: pp 51-80 ***
The Land of Vampires. Sir Boris and Sir Morris try to take a quiet holiday. (S) Next episode at 1.05pm
The folk of Springfield are sold a defective monorail system.
With the voice of Leonard Nimoy.
Sir Morris and the Beanstalk. Sir Morris takes a bedtime story a little too literally. (S) Next episode tomorrow at 12.45pm
A Story Short. The Storyteller must tell the king a tale every night or risk severe punishment from the royal cook. (S) Next episode Christmas Day at 10.35am
For Ever Free. How Lincoln planned to wait for victory before announcing the emancipation of the slaves. (R) (S) Continues tomorrow at 12.55pm
Drama, continuing the season starring Gregory Peck. Thirties Alabama: while their widowed father defends a black man accused of rape, Jem and Scout become involved as racial hate splits the community. Widescreen.
Director Robert Mulligan (1962, PG)
(BW) (W) (S) Cape Fearis on Christmas Eve at 11.50pm Films: pp 51-80 ****
Then One Man and His Dog - the Previews Contestant profile. (S)
Christmas edition from 1974 of the comedy. Terry characteristically interrupts Bob and Thelma's plans to enjoy the festivities.
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (R) (S)
Steve Wright raids the archives for a seasonal spectacular that features festive favourites including Slade,
Bing Crosby , Wham, Jethro Tull , the Pretenders and David Essex. Producer Mark Hagen (S) Top of the Pops is on Christmas Day at 1.30pm on BBC1
TOTP2 Presents the Nineties is on New Year's Eve at 8.45pm
Statistical Probabilities. While supervising genetic misfits,
Dr Bashir come up with a startling projection of the development of the war between the Federation and the Dominion.
Star Trek: the Next Generation is tomorrow at 6pm (S)
Cmdr Benjamin Sisko:
Lt Cmdr Worf:
Lt Cmdr Jadzia Dax:
Chief 0' Brien:
Dr Julian Bashir:
Bryn Terfel leads the cast as the lecherous knight in this live performance of Verdi's great comic masterpiece at the new Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. James Naughtie introduces Graham Vick 's spectacular production, which is also being broadcast live on Radio 3.
During the interval there is a classical music quiz called
Full House, presented by Francine Stock , with Simon Callow , Tasmin Little , John Sessions and Leonard Slatkin.
With in-vision subtitles. See Choice.
Director Humphrey Burton ; Executive producer Sue Judd Bryn Terfel stars in Cecilia and Bryn at Glyndeboume on Christmas Day at 6.50pm
Subsequent programmes may run late
Sir John Falstaff:
Bemadette Manca Di
Last in the series of the comedy drama series.
The Pleasures of Village Life. As Derek's broken heart seems to have mended, Lisa asks Helen to go on a date with him. Ian, meanwhile, realises that he can no longer stay in Snowle when his father-in-law Astley tells him that he is going to prosecute him for murder.
Written by Simon Nye ; Director John Henderson
Producer Margot Gavan Duffy (S) (W)
Catchphrases and characters abound in the Fast Show Christmas special from 1996. Among the favourites making an appearance are Ted and Ralph, Ron Manager , Suits You Sir and Jazz Club. Starring Paul Whitehouse , Caroline Aherne , Simon Day , Charlie Higson ,
John Thomson , Arabella Weir and Mark Williams. See Choice.
Director Mark Mylod ; Producers Charlie Higson
Paul Whitehouse (R) (S)
A typically offbeat look at the festive season from Louis Theroux as he unites four of the characters that he met during his first Weird Weekends series for a Christmas gathering. The group includes a Christian fundamentalist, a porn star, a man who lives in a hole and a UFO contactee. Director Geoffrey O'Connor ; Executive producer David Mortimer (R) (S)
Fearless. Paris Minton seeks out an army pal who had saved his life. However, when the two men meet up, it seems Fearless's girl has designs on Paris. (sj A double bill of Fallen Angels starts tomorrow at 11.50pm
Crime drama. When a detective has his pistol stolen, he is determined not only to find the thief but also to take responsibility for the crimes committed with it - including murder. In Japanese with English subtitles. Ends 2.40am Director Akira Kurosawa (1949) (BW) Rims: pp 51-80 ***