A look at what people do on Christmas Day. (R)
7.20 Smurfs' Adventures
Fun with the mushroom-dwelling folk. (R)
Continuing the adventures of the mutant superheroes as they battle the forces of evil. (S)
8.05 Blue Peter
The team make edible Christmas decorations for the tree. Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1 (S) (W)
Animated fun with the carpet-crawling kids. (S)
8.55 Kenan and Kel
Comedy. Kenan loses his trousers. (R) (S)
More animated comedy. (S)
9.55 Yoho Ahoy!
Jones finds a way to make the sails work. (R)
10.00 Teletubbies Advent Calendar (R) (S)
Tinky Winky sees Dipsy on top of the house. (S)
Milo wants to make a snowman. (S) (W)
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10.50 Polka Dot Shorts
Another adventure with Polkaroo. (R)
10.55 Fiddley Foodle Bird
Fun with the metamorphosing bird. (R)
11.05 Poddington Peas
The Peas wake on Christmas morning, but there are no presents for them. (R)
Empire upon the Trails 1806-48 The pioneers head west, among them Brigham Young who takes his flock of Latter Day Saints to the Great Salt Lake. Continues tomorrow at 11am. (R) (S) The western, Wagonmaster, based on the same historical event follows at 12.40pm
Western starring Ben Johnson and Ward Bond. In 1879 a Mormon wagon train heads west to establish new settlements on the Utah-Arizona border.
Director John Ford (1950, PG)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 77-84 ****
Comedy, continuing the season of newly-restored Norman Wisdom films introduced by the star himself. War produces many strange heroes, but none more unlikely than Norman Pitkin. Drafted into the army, his incompetence proves disastrous. Widescreen.
Director John Paddy Carstairs (1958, U)
(BW) (S) The Bulldog Breed is tomorrow at 1.55pm Films: pp 77-84 **
Norman Pitkin/General Schreiber:
Gretchen von Schmetterling:
Japan and Korea. Palin arrives in Japan where he learns how to tie a kimono, sleep on a futon, and enjoy raw fish. Then it's on to the South Korean capital of Seoul, where students are testing their street-demo skills. (R) (S)
Culinary contest presided over by Ainsley Harriott. (S)
The ruthless elimination quiz, with Anne Robinson. (S) (W)
Give or Take a Million. Seasonal celebrations are jeopardised by two greedy thieves, but one lucky orphan gets to spend Christmas on Tracey Island, and there's even snow. (R) (S)
Die Me Dichotomy. Moya and Crichton are in desperate need of medical attention, but it seems likely that surgery to remove the Scorpius chip from Crichton's brain could be fatal. Last in the current series. (S)
Classic comedy from 1963 with Britain's best-loved double-act - Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. Guests include singers the King Brothers and Maureen Evans.
Producer Colin Clews (BW) (R) (S) There's more comedy with Morecambe and Wise on Thursday at 7.30pm
in a special edition, Alan Titchmarsh celebrates some of the horticultural highlights of this year's series. Glorious gardens, fabulous flowers and a reminder of the worst of the weather confirm it has been an eventful year. See Choice. Executive producer Tony Laryea ; Series producer Colette Foster
rThe series ends as Rick Stein visits Whitby in North Yorkshire for superb fish and chips, and tarry herrings. See Choice. Director/Producer David Pritchard (S) (W) RT SHOP: book available for £15.99 including p&p (normally £20). To order, send a cheque, payable to RT Shop, to [address removed], or call [number removed] (national rate).
A disturbing documentary examining how tyrannies are created by ordinary people. Using as examples ground-breaking psychological experiments, Sheena McDonald shows how each and every one of us is capable of committing terrible acts against our fellow human beings. See Choice. Producer Adelene Alani ; Executive producer Patsy Newey (S) (W)
Concluding the off-beat satirical comedy series focusing on a fantasy street inhabited by a host of celebrities.
Accusations are rife at the breakfast table over noises during the night, and Al Pacino has a courtroom nightmare. Written by John Sessions. Phil Cornwell and Peter Richardson
Director Peter Richardson ; Producer Ben Swaffer (S)
Concluding a rerun of the second series of the black comedy. Royston Vasey and the Monster from Hell. The nosebleed epidemic claims a distinguished victim.
Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer Jemma Rodgers (R) (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: audio cassette, On the Town with the League of Gentlemen, and a DVD and video of series one are available from retailers
Analysis of the day's major news stories both at home and abroad. Presented by Kirsty Wark. (S) (W)
Monica Mason - Firebird. One of the ballet masterpieces of the 20th century is Stravinsky's The Firebird. Ballerina Monica Mason , who studied the title role under Margot Fonteyn who in turn learned it from its original performer Tamara Karsavina , passes on insights to members of the Royal Ballet. Introduced by James Naughtie. (S) (W)
Political comment and analysis.
Continuing the rerun of the series that looks at the conflicts surrounding the Millennium Dome.
The Darkest Hour. Summer 1998: the construction of the Dome is complete. Narrated by Robert Lindsay.
Continues tomorrow at 12.30am (R) (S) (W)
Romantic comedy starring
Christopher Walken and Carole Bouquet. Writer
Kate Swallow finds herself is caught between the men in her life and her aspiring career. Ends 3.00.
Director Charlotte Brandstrom (1993, 15) (S) Films: pp 77-84 **