The colourful quartet watch children as they make Christmas crackers. (R) (S)
BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price Â£10.99, and cassette. Â£7.99
Then Teletubbies Advent Calendar (S)
Animation. Spydra plans to control every child in the world by taking over their toys. (R)
Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1
Animation. Hadji falls in love but the girl has a dark secret. (R)
More personal recollections.
9.00 1927: Great Escape. The influence of cinema on people's lives and how governments used film for direct political purposes. (BW and colour) (R) (S)
9.55 1929: Breadline. How the USA's Wall Street Crash led to worldwide economic depression. (BW and colour) (R) (S)
Romantic comedy, continuing the season of films starring Doris Day. Also starring
Rock Hudson. When an advertising executive discovers that a rival is after a new account, she tries everything to steal it from him.
Director Delbert Mann (1961) (S)Tea for Two is on Boxing Day at 6.25am Films: pp 51-80 ** *
Continuing the animation.
The Village Games. A plan to keep Sir Boris and Sir Morris away from the annual sports event backfires badly. (S) Next episode Christmas Day at 10.25am
Simply Murder. The year was to bring some of the bloodiest victories and greatest political decisions of the war. The Union seemed likely to fritter away its overwhelming advantages while the Confederacy won some great victories. (R) (S) Series continues tomorrow at 11.35am
Western starring Robert Shaw as General George Custer.
After brilliant military triumphs in the Civil War, Custer goes west to command the Seventh
Cavalry and gets caught between resentful Indians and the political needs of his superiors.
Director Robert Siodmak (1968, U)
(S) Films: pp 51-80 ***
General George Custer:
Clare Balding presents highlights from the Grand Hall, Olympia, of the 28th year of this traditional pre-Christmas show, including action from the World Cup qualifier and the Grand Prix. With commentary by Stephen Hadley and Michael Tucker.
Christmas 1974 edition of the comedy. With Michael Crawford. Jessica's 's First Christmas. Frank Spencer becomes the Angel of the Lord in a nativity play, with chaotic results. (R) (S)
Force of Nature. Aliens with a mission to save the universe intercept both the Enterprise and a Ferengi vessel following the disappearance of a transport ship. (R) (S)
Followed by One Man and His Dog - the Previews David Bell from Ayrshire puts his dog Bob through his paces. (S) (W)
As a taster to a series for the new year, this four-part study looks at how images of Christ reflect human concerns.
The Coming of the Kings. Neil MacGregor traces the changes that saw the Magi (or Wise Men) become the Three Kings. Series producer Patricia Wheatley
Executive producer Keith Alexander (S) (W) Next programme is tomorrow at 4.45pm
The End of the Renaissance? The final part of Andrew Graham-Dixon 's trek through the Renaissance examines the circumstances that led to the end of the movement.
He also analyses modern culture, including 20th-century cinema, for traces of its legacy, such as the immediacy of the storytelling and the celebration of the human body.
Producer Roger Parsons (S) (W)
A one-off programme in which two teams, equipped only with a few bare necessities needed to build themselves a shelter and cook food scavenged from the land, face a battle for survival in a wilderness in Cyprus. Ed Hall and survival expert Hugh McManners officiate. See Choice.
Producer Joanna Ball ; Executive producer Kieron Collins (S) (W)
Tiff Needell takes another dip into the Top Geararchive. Andy Wilman finds some unlikely uses for a hearse.
Producer John Wilcox ; Editor Jon Bentley (R) (S) BBC MAGAZINE: L3.20 from newsagents Website: www.topgear.beeb.com
Down to Earth. Roger Cato, the managing director of Heathrow, steps on to the floor of Terminal One to find out how his airport staff cope with the strain of dealing with its millions of passengers every year. Last in the present series but a new one is planned, starting in the autumn. Postponed from 4 November
Producer Daniel Barry ; Series editor Robert Thirkell (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education
Continuing the series about the political, commercial and artistic conflicts behind the building of the Millennium Dome. The Longest Hour. It's the beginning of 1999: many of the exhibitions are still undecided and the new man placed in charge of proceedings, Lord Falconer, has to make his presence felt quickly. Narrated by Robert Lindsay.
Series producers Robert Thirkell and Adam Wishart (S) (W)
Peter O'Toole stars as newspaper columnist and heroic drinker Jeffrey Bernard in this abridged version of Keith
Waterhouse's play, recorded at London's Old Vic theatre. Finding himself locked in a Soho pub, Bernard reminisces about his life and loves. Also starring Royce Mills , Timothy Ackroyd , Sarah Berger and Annabel Leventon. See Choice. Producers/Directors Tom Kinninmont , Peter O'Toole (S) (W)
Double bill continuing the series of dark tales.
11.50 Tomorrow / Die. Rich Thurber strikes back after he is taken hostage by thugs. Starring Bill Pullman. (S)
12.20 Professional Man. Johnny Lamb is a lift operator by day and a hit man by night. But then the boss of his night job takes an interest in Johnny's lover. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Brendan Fraser. (S) A Fallen Angels double bill starts on Tuesday 28 at 12.35am
Crime drama, starring Jayne Mansfield , who features in an Arena profile tomorrow at 9pm. Jim Maxton intends to get his share of the proceeds when he is released from jail to find that his old gang has done well. Ends 2.20am
Director JohnGilling(1960) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-80 **