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Ends 10.50.
Smurfs' Adventures
Fun with the little blue creatures. (R) (S)

7.25 Casper
Animated capers with the genial ghost. (R) (S)

7.45 Smart
Ways to make personalised paint brushes and pens. Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 5pm (S) (W)

8.10 Bob the Builder
Wendy takes a day off to do some painting. Repeated at 1pm (S)
BBC PRODUCTS: monthly magazine, £1.35. December issue on sale now. CD-Rom for PC and Playstation, £19.99: Fix It Fun! on Game Boy Colour, £24.99

8.20 Fireman Sam
More fun with the friendly firefighter. (R) (S)

8.30 Noddy In Toyland
Agatha decides to make some changes to the Noddy shop. (R) (S)

9.00 Tweenies Christmas Countdown
The fifth of 25 magic moments. (S) (W)
Then Tweenies
Judy and Max decorate the playroom, then Judy shows the gang a photo of her great-grandmother. (R) (S) (W)

9.40 Playdays
Why Bird and Peggy meet some characters with their heads in the clouds. (R) (S)

10.00 Teletubbies
The friends hear funny noises, and some children dig a hole in the mud. (S)

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) A Letter 1768414 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Money-Coin Equivalents to£l
11.20 Words and Pictures Plus
(ages 5-7) Rumble in the Jungle 4662969 11.35 Cats'Eyes
(ages 5-7) Bending
11.50 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Giving Things Shape 7303245 12.05 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) 371632712.20 Landmarks Shorts (ages 9-11)

: Working Lunch

Business updates. CEEFAX: page

: CBBC: Bob the Builder

Shown at 8.10am (S)

: The Face on the MilkCarton **

Fact-based drama, starring
Kellie Martin and Jill Clayburgh. Her memories stirred by the photograph of a missing girl, student Janie Jessmon begins to suspect that she was, in fact, that little girl. Review page 60. Director Wans Hussein (1995)


Unknown: Kellie Martin
Unknown: Jill Clayburgh.
Unknown: Janie Jessmon

: Westminster Live

Including Prime Minister's
Questions, with Nick Robinson. Editor Gareth Butler CONTACT: phone-ins:[number removed](calls charged at local rate), fax
[number removed] or e-mail west.live@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Robinson.
Editor: Gareth Butler

: News; Regional News

UK Today) Weather

: Awash with Colour

Dermot Cavanagh explores the Glendalough valley in the Wicklow mountains, and meets artist
Emma Brannigan.


Unknown: Dermot Cavanagh
Artist: Emma Brannigan.

: Happy Birthday Ready Steady Cook

Continuing the birthday-themed culinary contest that celebrates 1,000 episodes.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz. Weakest Link - TV Medics Special, showing tonight at 8pm on BBC1
BBC PRODUCTS: CD-Roms, Weakest Link, for PC and Playstation, both
£24.99; video Weakest Link - Insults and Exits, price £12.99, available now


Tonight's archive clips feature Kim Wilde , REM, Everything but the Girl, Bucks Fizz, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Donny Osmond. With the voice of Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/totp TOP OF THE POPS MAGAZINE: £1.80. January issue on sale 5 December


Unknown: Kim Wilde
Unknown: Frankie Goes
Unknown: Donny Osmond.
Unknown: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Datalore. The crew travel to a planet in the Omicron Theta star system, where they discover Data's "brother" - a replica, seemingly, of the ship's android.

: Go Home on Time

The British workforce spends more time in the office than any of its European counterparts. In an experiment to determine whether the staff at Devon-based glass-making company Dartington Crystal can rediscover life beyond the office, The Money Programme asks them to eschew their habit of working late and stick to their set hours for a week. Producer Louise Adamson ; Series editor Clive Edwards


Producer: Louise Adamson
Editor: Clive Edwards

: Home Front

Streatham Hill. The team are in south London to bring their expertise to bear on the beige bathroom and feature-free garden of a property belonging to Liz and Nial Ferguson. Among the materials employed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Diarmuid Gavin are a public toilet, dozens of oak railway sleepers, hundreds of tiny white tiles and six huge pieces of slate brought from Scotland.
Director Johnny Muir ; Series producer Amanda de Ryk BBC GOOD HOMES MAGAZINE: December/January issue on sale now. L2.30


Unknown: Streatham Hill.
Unknown: Nial Ferguson.
Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Johnny Muir
Producer: Amanda de Ryk

: Wild Africa

The fifth of a six-part natural-history series covering the rare and beautiful wildlife within the African continent.
Jungle. A journey deep into the tropical rainforest to unravel the true nature of Africa's least-known wilderness, where giant fruit falls from the skies, multicoloured fish swim in an elephant's footprint, trees march across the landscape, and monkeys consume leaves laced with cyanide and strychnine. Narrated by Fergal Keane. Producer Andrew Murray ; Series producer Patrick Morris
Repeated with sign language next Tuesday on BBC 1 BBC PRODUCTS: Wild Africa book, £19.99; video L 19.99: also soundtrack CD BBC Wildlife magazine, price 12.80. December issue on sale now


Unknown: Fergal Keane.
Producer: Andrew Murray

: Taboo

Looks That Kill. In the third of her four-part series on the history of censorship, Joan Bakewell traces public attitudes towards violence, once a prohibitive phenomenon that's increasingly tolerated as it pervades stage, film and TV. Bakewell interviews people who have tested the limits, including film-makers whose work has been banned, and artists with an interest in violence and sadomaschism.
Contains strong language and scenes of a violent nature. Director Kate Scholefield ; Executive producer Basil Comely


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Director: Kate Scholefield

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman. (suwi


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Warzone

Condoleezza Rice: Black America's First Lady. As America's first female National Security Advisor, Rice has a reputation for toughness. In consultation with George W Bush on an almost daily basis, she is currently playing a pivotal role in the war against terrorism. In the last of this week's films, ex-BBC Washington correspondent Gavin Esler traces her journey from a childhood in racially segregated Alabama to becoming one of the most powerful figures in the US.
Director/ProducerJim Booth


Unknown: George W Bush
Unknown: Gavin Esler

: Despatch Box

Presented by Andrew Neil.


Presented By: Andrew Neil.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Ad Factor 95273 1.00 Ever
Wondered? 76709 1.30 Off with the Mask: TV in the Sixties Key Skills Resource Bank 2.00 The Key to ... IT Languages 4.00 Make French Your Business (part 2)
Working for Local Government 5.00 Business and Partnership Open University 6.00 Asteroid Hunters 29728 6.30 The
Rinuccini Chapel, Rorerice - the 14thcentury funerary chapel.

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