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: Children's BBC Hollyday HoT

Ends 9.00.

Yoho Ahoy!
Poo and Booty find a new way to clean the deck. (R)

7.05 Polka Dot
Popkaroo and friends exchange presents. (R)

7.15 Playdays
Karl tells Poppy not to be worried by dreams. (R)

7.35 Anthony Ant
Bigfoot loses a gold charm bracelet. (R) (S)

7.45 X-Men
Another adventure with the superheroes. (R) (S)

8.10 Smart
Creative picture-making.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.35 Rugrats
Animated carpet-crawling infant capers. (R) (S)

: Truman

Last in a three-part documentary series about the 33rd US president, Harry S Truman.
Hell. In 1948, Truman wins the election and becomes president in his own right. In June 1950, he is told that North Korea has invaded South Korea and thus begins a war that will dog his presidency. (S)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry S Truman.

: The West

The Grandest Enterprise under God 1868-74. Americans set out to unite post-Civil War east and west with a 1,775-mile railway running from Omaha to
Sacramento that promised work for immigrant labourers, land for poor farmers and a lucrative business for hunters. Continues tomorrow. (R) (S)

: The Morecambe andWise Show

Beginning a double bill of classic comedy with Britain's best-loved double act. (BW) (R) (S)
12.40 Another vintage offering in which Eric and Ernie are joined by the King Brothers and Rosemary Squires. (BW) (R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Squires.

: Show Jumping

Highlights from the Grand Hall of London's Olympia of the 29th year of this traditional pre-Christmas show, including the World Cup qualifier and the Grand Prix.
Introduced by Clare Balding , with commentary by Stephen Hadley and Michael Tucker.

Contributors

Introduced By: Clare Balding
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley
Commentary By: Michael Tucker.

: A Stitch in Time

Comedy, continuing the season of newly restored
Norman Wisdom films introduced by the star himself. While visiting his boss in hospital, butcher's assistant Norman Pitkin cheers up Lindy, a sad orphan, and promises to see her again.
Director Robert Asher (1963. U)
(BW)(S) Films: pp 77-84 **

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Norman Pitkin
Director: Robert Asher
Norman Pitkin: Norman Wisdom
Grimsdale: Edward Chapman
Janet Haskell: Jeannette Sterke
Sir Hector Hardcastle: Jerry Desmonde
Lady Brinkley: Jill Melford
Welsh: Glyn Houston

: Full Circle with MichaelPalin

Borneo and Java. Palin'sjoumey continues in Borneo where it's monsoon time. Then it's across the equator to Java. Continues tomorrow. (R) (S) BBC PRODUCTS: book, videos and audio cassette all available from retailers

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the beat-the-clock cookery show. (S) BOOK: Ready Steady Cook: Fast Meals for Two, £6.99, from retailers

Contributors

Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

Elimination quiz with Anne Robinson. (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

King-Size Homer. Homer intentionally gains weight so he can qualify for disability and work at home. (R) (S)
6.20 Hurricane Neddy. Ned Flanders suffers a breakdown after his home is destroyed by a hurricane. (Sj

: Robot Wars

Plunderbird 4, Spawn of Scutter and Fat Boy Tin are among the remote-controlled fighting machines which are competing tonight for a place in the semi-finals. Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed.
Director Stuart McDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins

Contributors

Presented By: Craig Charles
Presented By: Julia Reed.
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: Living Britain

The last programme in a six-part award-winning natural history series celebrating a wildlife year in Britain.
Winter Reflections. In the final two months of the year, grey seals have their pups, foxes battle for territory and huge flocks of wild geese fly in from the Arctic. Using time-lapse photography to record dramatic changes to the landscape, this edition looks to the future. (R) (S) (W)

: Wild Britain

Otters and Oil. Otters are highly secretive yet at Sullom Voe terminal in Shetland they swim freely among the tankers. Years of otter-stalking have made young film-maker Charlie Hamilton-James into an expert on their behaviour, enabling him to film them at close range.
Series producer Paul Appleby (R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Hamilton-James
Producer: Paul Appleby

: Charlie's Wildlife Gardens

Community. In the last programme of the series, Charlie Dimmock, wildlife expert Chris Baines and a group of schoolchildren create a wildlife plot from scratch. Charlie also visits a garden on a Thames-side jetty and goes on a night-time hunt in search of moths.
Producer Stephen Moss : Executive producer Fiona Pitcher (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Baines
Producer: Stephen Moss
Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: Death of the Dome

r Concluding this week's series of programmes about the rise and fall of the Millennium Dome. It's New Year's
Eve 1999 and the Dome is due to play a major role in London's celebrations. But things do not go according to plan and many prospective guests are stuck at the tube station. As the year progresses many more problems arise. What went wrong and why? See Choice.
Producer Emma Jones ; Executive Producer Robert Thirkeii (S) (W)

Contributors

Producer: Emma Jones
Producer: Robert Thirkeii

: Trade Secrets

Tips on decorating your home for the Christmas festivities. Producer Alexandra Fraser (R) (S)

Contributors

Producer: Alexandra Fraser

: Harry Enfield's Festive TelevisionProgramme

Another chance to see this seasonal edition of the comedy series, featuring favourite characters such as the Old Gits, Smashie and Nicey, Leslie Norris and the Slobs. Directors John Birkin and Metin Huseyin : Producer Geoffrey Perkins
(R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Norris
Directors: John Birkin
Directors: Metin Huseyin
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S) (W)

: Storyville

Donald and Luba. Film-maker Don Boyd 's parents were an unlikely couple. His mother, the youngest of 12 children, was born into a poverty-stricken Ukranian family in China. His father Donald grew up in the death throes of the British Empire with all the trappings of colonial wealth. Their meeting in Shanghai heralded a strange and tumultuous relationship.
In his first film for this occasional series, Don Boyd charts the truth about his parents as he travels around the world following the course of their lives.
Series editor Nick Fraser (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Don Boyd
Unknown: Don Boyd
Editor: Nick Fraser

: Robot Wars

Shown at 6.45pm (S)

: Trevor Nelson's Urban Choice

Tonight's guests include R 'n' B innovator Omar, the melodic hip hop sounds of Spooks while new female teenage trio the Sugababes provide an acoustic set. Ends 2.05am.
Producer Shurwin Beckford: Series producer Serena Cross (W)








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