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Ends 10.50.

Smurfs' Adventures
Fun with the mushroom-dwellers. (R) (S)

7.25 Casper
The genial ghost in three animated exploits. (R) (S)

7.45 Blue Peter
Konnie Huq learns the story of this year's advent candles. Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S) (W) WEBSITE: [web address removed]

8.10 Oakie Doke
The woodland being chases some runaway bowls. Repeated at 1pm (R) (S)

8.20 Fireman Sam
Can Sam solve the mystery of his mislaid watch, Dilys's lost earrings and Bella's vanished necklace? (R) (S)

8.30 Noddy in Toyland
Agatha and Noah clash when the picnic basket's contents go missing.
BBC NODDY MAGAZINE: £1.35 monthly. December issue on sale now (R) (S)

9.00 Tweenies Christmas Countdown
Day four of the rundown. (S) (W)
Then Tweenies
Double bill of fun. Max makes a castle in the garden, then he goes shopping at the supermarket. (R) (S) (W)
BBC TWEENIES MAGAZINE: £1.25 monthly. December issue on sale now

9.40 Playdays
Spinning and turning at the Playground Stop. (R) (S)

10.00 Teletubbies
The four watch a group of children riding on a rickshaw, and then a small boy plays cricket with his father. (R) (S)
BBC TELETUBBIES MAGAZINE: monthly, £1.35. January issue on sale 6 December


Presenter (Blue Peter): Konnie Huq

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Money - L5 to £10
11.10 English Express (ages 9-11) Language Knowledge - Thinking for Linking 3270346 11.30 The
Experimenter (ages 7-9) TheAlien Tree 5900346 11.50 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Snapshots - Daily Life 3465452 12.10 ZigZag(ages 7-9) Village, Town, City- Our
Changing Environment

: Working Lunch

Financial news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: CBBC: Oakie Doke

Shown at 8.10am. (S)

: The Magnificent Two * *

Comedy. When salesmen
Eric and Ernie decide to work in South America, they get caught up in a revolution. Their problems mount when it transpires Eric bears a close resemblance to a revolutionary figurehead. Review page 59.
Director Cliff Owen (1967, PG)


Director: Cliff Owen
Eric: Eric Morecambe
Ernie: Ernie Wise
Carla: Margit Saad
British ambassador: Cecil Parker
Carillo: Virgilio Texeira

: Westminster Live

Update on events in Parliament, presented byZeinab Badawi.
Contact details Wednesday

: News; Regional News

(Digital: UK Today) Weather

: Esther

Topical studio debate with Esther Rantzen.

: Happy Birthday Ready Steady Cook

Further celebrations to mark 1,000 editions of the culinary contest.

: Weakest Link

More contestants are ejected by pitiless presenter
Anne Robinson. Repeated at 12 midnight on BBC Choice


Presenter: Anne Robinson.

: Star Trek: Voyager

Imperfection. Seven of Nine suffers a life-threatening breakdown of a key Borg component.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The Big Goodbye. Picard is trapped in 20th-century San
Francisco with a murder charge on his head. The series continues tomorrow at 6.45pm

: To the Manor Born

Eighties comedy starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles. A Wife's Prerogative. Audrey pretends to be Richard's wife during a vital business deal. With guest Rula Lenska. Written by Peter Spence : Producer Gareth Gwenian


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Peter Bowles.
Unknown: Rula Lenska.
Written By: Peter Spence
Producer: Gareth Gwenian

: Gary Rhodes

The Alternative Sunday Lunch. Rhodes prepares hot Cheshire pork pies, smokey lentil soup and warm mini-Dundee cakes with whiskey sabayon as a change to the usual roast.
Director Dominic Cyriax : Producer Mandy Cooper


Director: Dominic Cyriax
Producer: Mandy Cooper

: The Naked Chef

At the Beach. Jamie Oliver rides the surf in North Cornwall then prepares a beach barbecue of brunch breads, yoghurt with blueberry and elderflower, salmon with herbs in newspaper plus potatoes, garlic and rosemary, and beef with soy sauce and ginger. Last in the series.
Director Niall Downing: Producer Nina Davies BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: L2.10. December issue (with the vegetarian Christmas special) on sale now. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/food
Offer: page 24; Wrap it up - recipe for roasted salmon: page 29


Producer: Nina Davies

: Blood of the Vikings

The Last of the Vikings. In the last of the series, Julian Richards uncovers new information from the battle in 1066 between Viking warlord Harald Hardrada and King
Harold of England that marked the end of the Viking age in Britain. Results from a nationwide genetic survey show where in Britain the Vikings left a measurable contribution. Producer Sam Roberts ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul
Repeated with sign language at 1.35am on BBC1 BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE: published monthly, price L2.95. December issue on sale now. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/history


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: Lord Harald Hardrada
Producer: Sam Roberts
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: Stella Street

Continuing the spoof celebrities-in-suburbia series. Jimmy Hill is being stalked; Al Pacino 's hopes of winning an award are threatened by Marlon Brando. With strong language. Written by Phil Cornwell. Peter Richardson and John Sessions
Director Peter Richardson : Producer Ben Swaffer


Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: Al Pacino
Written By: Phil Cornwell.
Written By: Peter Richardson
Director: Peter Richardson
Producer: Ben Swaffer

: Back to the Floor

Women's Prison USA. John Ferguson, head of the world's largest private prison firm, heads for New Mexico as he works for a week as a guard at one of his organisation's own women's prisons. Narrated by Neil Pearson.
Producer Robi Dutta
Series producer Joanna Ball


Narrated By: Neil Pearson
Producer: Robi Dutta
Series Producer: Joanna Ball

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Warzone

Jihad: What It Means to Muslims. A debate in which a panel including several eminent Islamic scholars analyse the complex meaning of the word "jihad". Contributors include Professor John Esposito , adviser to the US State
Department on Islam, and DrSuhaib Hasan, secretary of the Islamic Shari'a Council, London. With Roger Bolton. Producer David Akerman ; Executive producers Lucy Hetherington and SamiraOsman Warzone continues tomorrow at 11.20pm


Unknown: Professor John Esposito
Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: David Akerman
Producers: Lucy Hetherington

: Despatch Box

Presented by Andrew Neil.


Presented By: Andrew Neil.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated
Open University 12.30 Ever Wondered? (5) 68853 1.00 Personal Passions JohnSuchet 3599414 1.15 Ever Wondered? 9621037 1.30 What Is Religion?
Key Skills Resource Bank 2.00 The Key to ... Application of Number II how numbers are used in various jobs.
Languages 4.00 Make French Your Business (part 1) Working for Local Government 5.00 Handling Stress and Creating Success - practical advice and techniques.
Open University 6.00 Open Advice A Different Way of Learning 92308 6.30 Seal Secrets

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