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: Children's BBC

Ends 9.00am

Teletubbies: Crackers
The colourful quartet watch children as they make Christmas crackers. (R) (S)
BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette. £7.99

Then Teletubbies Advent Calendar (S)

: The Flintstone Comedy Show

Cartoon caveman fun. (R)

: Gadget Boy

Animation. Spydra plans to control every child in the world by taking over their toys. (R)

: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1
(S) (W)

: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

Animation. Hadji falls in love but the girl has a dark secret. (R)

: People's Century

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)

: News Weather

: Lover Come Back

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 ** *

Contributors

Unknown: Rock Hudson.
Director: Delbert Mann

: The Big Knights

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

: The American Civil War

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

: Custer of the West

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 ***

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Shaw
Unknown: General George Custer.
Director: Robert Siodmak
General George Custer: Robert Shaw
Elizabeth Custer: Mary Ure
Lieutenant Senteen: Jeffrey Hunter
Sergeant Mulligan: Robert Ryan

: News; Regional News

Weather

: Show Jumping

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.

Contributors

Commentary By: Stephen Hadley
Commentary By: Michael Tucker.

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Crawford.
Unknown: Frank Spencer

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

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)

Contributors

Unknown: David Bell

: Seei ng Salvation

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

Contributors

Unknown: Neil MacGregor
Producer: Patricia Wheatley
Producer: Keith Alexander

: Renaissance

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Producer: Roger Parsons

: Bare Necessities

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh McManners
Producer: Joanna Ball
Producer: Kieron Collins

: Top Gear Take Two

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

Contributors

Unknown: Andy Wilman
Producer: John Wilcox
Editor: Jon Bentley

: Back to the Floor

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

Contributors

Producer: Daniel Barry
Editor: Robert Thirkell

: The Dome: Trouble at the Big Top

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Producers: Robert Thirkell
Producers: Adam Wishart

: Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Jeffrey Bernard
Unknown: Royce Mills
Unknown: Timothy Ackroyd
Unknown: Sarah Berger
Unknown: Annabel Leventon.
Directors: Tom Kinninmont
Directors: Peter O'Toole

: Fallen Angels

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

Contributors

Unknown: Rich Thurber
Unknown: Bill Pullman.
Unknown: Johnny Lamb
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh
Unknown: Brendan Fraser.

: The Challenge

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 **

Contributors

Unknown: Jayne Mansfield
Unknown: Jim Maxton








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