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Ends 10.50.

Smurfs Adventures
Hefty and Handy compete for the affections of Smurfette.(R)(S)

7.25 C Bear and Jamal
Animation with the little boy and his cuddly teddy bear. (R) (S)

7.45 Smart
Ways to draw fantasy monsters, plus an on-location report with artist Mackenzie Thorpe in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 5pm (S) (W)

8.10 Bob the Builder
Bob builds a pond in a rock star's garden, while Wendy lays out a nature trail. Neil Morrissey narrates. (R) (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
A talking parrot causes all manner of chaos in the Noddy shop. (R) (S)

9.00 Tweenies Christmas Countdown
Twelfth of 25 magic moments. (S) (W)
Then Tweenies Fizz dresses up as a butterfly and Bella puts on her fairy-princess outfit, then Fizz creates a puppet theatre. (R) (S) (W)

9.40 Playdays
Morris and Milly put on a Christmas play with the help of their friends. (R) (S)

10.00 Teletubbies
A squeezy tube appears, then, in a repeated episode, the friends watch two boys playing a piano. (S)


Artist: MacKenzie Thorpe

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Useful Holes (S) 1504218
11.05 Numbertime (ages 5-7) Money-Up to £2 (S) 4470980
11.20 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) The Snow Lambs (S)
11.35 Words and Pictures (ages 5-6) Magic Pencil (part 2) (S)
11.50 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) Pets and Animals - Animals Which Help Us (S)
12.05 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) Building a Home (S) 3545831
12.20 Kids Talking (all ages) The Environment (S)

: Working Lunch

Business updates with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw. CEEFAX: page


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Snooker

Continuing coverage from York as the best-of-17-frame quarter-final matches at the UK championship get under way. In an all-Scottish affair at this juncture last year, eventual champion John Higgins beat
Drew Henry 9-6. Introduced by Hazel Irving , with Steve Davis and John Parrot. Commentary is by Clive Everton ,
Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor and Willie Thorne. (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/sport


Unknown: John Higgins
Introduced By: Hazel Irving
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrot.
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Willie Thorne.

: Westminster Live

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


Presented By: Nick Robinson.
Editor: Gareth Butler

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today) Weather (S) (W)

: Snooker

Continuing live coverage from the first phase of the quarter-final encounters at York Barbican Centre. Presented by Hazel Irving. (S) (W)


Presented By: Hazel Irving.


Another selection of performances taken from the archives, including Eva Cassidy, Lightning Seeds, Karel Fialka, and Nick Cave duetting with Kylie Minogue on "Where the Wild Roses Grow", plus new music from emerging American star Ryan Adams. With the voice of Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday (S)
Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1
WEBSITE: [web address removed]
TOP OF THE POPS MAGAZINE: £1.80. January issue on sale now


Presenter: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Snooker

Further live coverage from York Barbican Centre of the second session at the UK championship quarter-finals.
Victories at this stage last year took the powerful quartet of England's Ronnie O'Sullivan , Wales's Mark Williams , and the Scottish duo of Stephen Hendry and John Higgins through to the last four. With Hazel Irving , Steve Davis and John Parrot. (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/sport


Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Unknown: Mark Williams
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Hazel Irving
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrot.

: Home Front

Chingford. The team are in north London to rejuvenate Elaine Cotton's large but dysfunctional bedroom and spartan garden. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen creates a bespoke boudoir in keeping with the requirements of a lady of leisure, while, outside, Diarmuid Gavin 's sweeping lawn pathways, bold planting and trampoline - a special request from Cotton's two daughters - makes for an unusually horticultural garden that pleases everybody.
Director Peter Leonard ; Series producer Amanda de Ryk (S) (W) BBC GOOD HOMES MAGAZINE: December/January issue on sale now. L2.30


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Peter Leonard
Producer: Amanda de Ryk

: Wild Africa

The sixth and final part of the natural-history series covering the rare and beautiful wildlife within the African continent.
Lakes and Rivers. In the world's driest continent, water is the universal magnet for some of the most spectacular wildlife concentrations on earth. Millions of flamingos flock to the inhospitable soda lakes of East Africa, giant crocodiles tussle with buffalo along the banks of the Luangwa river in Zambia, and massive clouds of flies that span many miles erupt from the waters of rift-valley lakes that are themselves the size of oceans. Narrated by Fergal Keane. Producer Julian Hector ; Series producer Patnck Morris
Repeated with sign language next Tuesday on BBC1 (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: Wild Africa book. £19.99; video £19.99: also soundtrack CD BBC Wildlife magazine, price L2.80. December issue on sale now


Unknown: Fergal Keane.
Producer: Julian Hector
Producer: Patnck Morris

: Taboo

Wo Offence. In the conclusion to the series tracing the history of censorship, host Joan Bakewell explores how conventional taboos concerning religion and obscenity have given way to those concerning race, sexual orientation and politics. As a new and seemingly unstoppable world of cyberspace evolves, is the public ready to accept material that is beyond the reach of the censor? Contains strong language and scenes of a violent nature.
Director Sam Hobkinson ; Executive producer Basil Comely (S) (W)


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Director: Sam Hobkinson

: Newsnight

An in-depth analysis of today's news, presented by Jeremy Paxman. (S) (W)


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Snooker

Steve Davis and John Parrot present highlights from the first two matches in the best-of-17-frame quarter-finals. Commentary is by Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds ,
Dennis Taylor and Willie Thorne. (S) (W)


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrot
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Willie Thorne.

: Despatch Box

The day's political events, plus a preview of the morning papers. Presented by Andrew Neil.


Presented By: Andrew Neil.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Ad Factor - a look at the launch of an advertising campaign for Dr Martens footwear. (S) (W)
1.00 Ever Wondered? - Kriss Akabusi investigates the secret of physical power. 87955 1.30 The Emperor's Gift (S) Key Skills Resource Bank 2.00 The Key to ... IT
Languages 4.00 Make Spanish Your Business (part 1) Working In the Community 5.00 Reaching People Open University 6.00 The French Revolution: Impact and Sources (S) 14936 6.30 A Global Culture? (S)


Unknown: Kriss Akabusi

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