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: Children's BBC Hollyday HoT

Ends 9.00.

Yoho Ahoy!
The crew's singing keeps Booty awake. (R)

7.05 Polka Dot Shorts
Adventures in the land of Roo. (R)

7.15 Playdays
Father Christmas gets stuck in the chimney. (R)

7.35 Anthony Ant
Kevin sets up a new club. (R) (S)

7.45 X-Men
Continuing the superhero adventures. (S)

8.10 Why 5
Last in the series of the science show. With signing.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1 (S)(W)

8.35 Rugrats
Animated double-bill with Angelica and friends. (R) (S)

: The Phil Silvers Show

Eating Contest. Bilko pins his hopes to one of the motor pool
GIS. (BW) (R) (S)

: Truman

First of a three-part look at the life of the 33rd US president
Harry S Truman , narrated by Jason Robards.
An Accident of Democracy. How did a small-time farmer become the planet's most powerful man? Continues tomorrow at 9.15am. Director David Grubin (S)


Unknown: Harry S Truman
Unknown: Jason Robards.
Director: David Grubin

: The West

The Speck ofthe Future 1848-56 The 19th-century gold rush made millionaires of some but left many "non-Americans" more persecuted than ever. Continues tomorrow Ham. (R) (S) The western Tension at Table Rock follows

: Tension at Table Rock

Western starring
Richard Egan. Wes Tancred is unjustly accused of murder when he kills in self-defence. Branded a coward, he travels to another town where trailherders are terrorising the local people.
Director Charles Marquis Warren (1956, U) (S) Films: pp 77-84 ***


Unknown: Richard Egan.
Unknown: Wes Tancred
Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Wes Tancred: Richard Egan
Lorna Miller: Dorothy Malone
Jody Barrows: Billy Chapin
Sheriff Miller: Cameron Mitchell
Ed Barrows: Joe De Santis
Breck: Deforest Kelley
Cathy Murdock: Angie Dickinson

: The Bulldog Breed

J Comedy, continuing a season of newly restored
Norman Wisdom films, introduced by the star himself. Crossed in love, Norman Puckle joins the navy and is put into training with chaotic results. Widescreen.
Director Robert Asher (1960, PG)
(BW) (S) On the Beat is tomorrow at 1.50pm Films: pp 77-84 **


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Norman Puckle
Director: Robert Asher
Norman Puckle: Norman Wisdom
Admiral Sir Bryanston Blyth: Ian Hunter
CPO Knowles: David Lodge
Commander Clayton: Robert Urquhart
Mr Philpots: Edward Chapman
Diving instructor: Peter Jones
Prosecuting counsel: John Le Mesurier

: Full Circle with MichaelPatin

China. Chairman Mao's hotel room is Michael Palin 's first stop in China. He climbs a holy mountain, takes a steamer down the Yangtze River and aims forVietnam. (R) (S)


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Ready Steady Cook

Against-the-clock cookery test, with Ainsley Harriott. (S) Celebrity Ready Steady Cook is tonight at 7pm on BBC1


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.
Unknown: Steady Cook

: The Weakest Link

General knowledge quiz, with Anne Robinson. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.


The programme's annual Christmas celebration features acts including Slade, Mariah Carey , the Pretenders, Jethro Tull , Wham, Dana, Cliff Richard , Bing Crosby and Mud.
Plus Roy Wood and the Wombles singing / Wish It Could Be a Wombling Merry Christmas Everyday.
Producer Mark Hagen (S) Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1 WEBSITE: www.totp.beeb.com
TOP OFTHE POPS THE MAGAZINE: price £1.50, available from newsagents


Unknown: Mariah Carey
Unknown: Jethro Tull
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Roy Wood
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Family Business. Quark faces an astronomical fine for his mother's flaunting of Ferengi tradition. (R) (S)

: Travels with My Tutu

Continuing the series in which the Royal Ballet's principal dancer Deborah Bull explores different dance styles.
Deborah Bull Tries Belly Dancing. In anticipation of a show at a London restaurant, Bull learns to belly dance. But can she learn to relax muscles that she is used to holding in? Director/Series producer Jill Marshall (S)


Unknown: Deborah Bull
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Food Night

A sumptuous three-course menu of cooking programmes with a seasonal flavour. See Choice.
- Gary Rhodes Christmas Special Gary Rhodes enhances traditional Christmas fare by preparing turkey ballottine with ham and armagnac stuffing, while for dessert he departs even further from the script with an iced pear parfait accompanied by sweet kirsch cherries.
Producer Mandy Cooper ; Executive producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt
(S) (W)


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Mandy Cooper
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt

: Friends for Dinner A surprise is planned as the series ends

with this special festive edition in which one of Britain's best-loved cooks and most popular television stars helps an admirer prepare a dinner party with a difference.
Executive producer Nick VaugharvBarratt ; Series producer Nichola Hegarty
(S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/food/friends


Producer: Nick Vaugharvbarratt
Producer: Nichola Hegarty

: The Naked Chef: Christmas in New York In tonight's

hour-long special, Jamie Oliver travels to Manhattan to work with celebrated chef David Bouley in his restaurant Danube. He also finds time to prepare a DIY dinner at a friend's apartment and celebrate the end of his stay by cooking a Christmas dinner featuring mussels with leeks, pork and peaches, and a spectacular chocolate bombe.
Director Niall Downing: Producer Patricia Llewellyn (S) (W) Oliver's Christmas twist: page 41


Unknown: Jamie Oliver
Unknown: David Bouley
Producer: Patricia Llewellyn

: Back to the Floor

What's in Store. House of Fraser's chief executive
John Coleman goes to work in his Oxford Street department store during the final hectic weeks of its L20 million pre-Christmas refit. Last in the series.
Producer Veronica Clifford : Series producer Hugh Dehn (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/floor


Unknown: John Coleman
Producer: Veronica Clifford
Producer: Hugh Dehn

: Newsnight

Analysis of the news with KirstyWark. (S) (W)

: Masterclass

Robert Tear - English Song. Internationally-renowned tenor Robert Tear shares his experience of the the world of English song with four young singers. Introduced by James Naughtie. (S) (W)


Unknown: Robert Tear
Introduced By: James Naughtie.

: Despatch Box

Another programme in the series highlighting the day's events in Westminster.

: The Dome: Trouble at the Big Top

Continuing this week's repeated series about the building of the Millennium Dome. Narrated by Robert Lindsay.
The Longest Hour. Early 1999: with many exhibitions still undecided, the new man in charge, Lord Falconer, needs to make a quick impact. (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Robert Lindsay.

: Taking Back My Life

Drama, starring Patricia Wettig , based on a true story about a woman whose life is shattered when she is raped near her home. Ends 2.55am.
Director Harry Winer (1992, 15)
(Colour and BW) (S) Films: pp 77-84 **


Unknown: Patricia Wettig
Director: Harry Winer

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