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: CBBC

Ends 10.50.
The Puppy's Further Adventures
Petey and his pals befriend a puppy who can fly -thanks to his long, floppy ears. (R) (S)

7.25 C Bear and Jamal
The duo learn about the truth - and nothing but the truth. (R) (S)

7.45 Smart
Making model animals and creating Chinese masks. Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.10 Bill and Ben: Home Sweet Home
The flowerpot men find that looking after Tad the frog can be very tiring. (S)

8.20 Fireman Sam: Disaster for Dinner
Disaster is on the agenda today for the Pontypandy firefighter. (R) (S)

8.30 Noddy in Toyland
The children learn a lesson that not everything that looks like rubbish needs to be thrown away. (R) (S)

9.00 Tweenies Christmas Countdown
Fizz spins the wheel on day 14. (S) (W)
Then Tweenies
The friends think that Max and Doodles are going to leave them for ever. Later, everyone has a part to play in a production of Aladdin. (R) (S) (W) BBC CD-ROM: Ready to Play, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

9.40 Playdays
Poppy begins to think that she is being ignored when Karl's friend visits with her new baby. (R) (S)

10.00 Teletubbies
The friends play a game hiding behind the trees and watch some elephants in a safari park. Later, in a repeated episode, Little Bo Peep appears in Teletubbyland. (S)
BBC CD-ROM: Play with the Teletubbies, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Storytime (ages 4-5) Christmas Bear (S)
11.05 Watch (ages 5-7) Weather-Rain (S) 4341424 11.20 Words and Pictures (ages 5-6) Magic Pencil (part 4) (S)
11.35 Hands Up! (ages 7-9) The Enormous Crocodile -with sign language. (S) 3122795 11.50 See You, See Me (ages 7-9) Eurolinks (S) 3132172 12.10 Landmarks
(ages 9-12) Rivers of the World-the Nile (S)

: Working Lunch

Roundup of business and personal-finance news.

: Snooker

Further live coverage from the Barbican Centre in York as the first semi-final in this year's UK championship gets underway.
The match will be played over two sessions on a best-of-17-frames basis. At this stage last year, Stephen Hendry took on John Higgins , who went on to win the tournament, while
Mark Williams faced Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Introduced by Hazel Irvine , with analysis from Steve Davis and John Parrott. (S) (W)Andrew Duncan meets Ronnie O'Sullivan : page 28
Including at:
3.20 News; Regional News
(Digital: UK Today) Weather (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Mark Williams
Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Introduced By: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott.
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan

: Weakest link USA

More questions and quips with Anne Robinson in the American version of the quiz. (S) Repeated at 12 midnight on BBC Choice BBC PRODUCTS: CD-Roms, Weakest Link, for PC and Playstation, both
£24.99; video Weakest Link - Insults and Exits, price M.99, available now

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Robinson

: The Simpsons

Girly Edition. Bart invokes Lisa's envy when he uses manipulative human-interest stories to outshine her as a co-presenter on a children's news programme. is)

: Robot Wars Extreme

Continuing the special series of the radio-controlled robot fighting show that pits past champions against each other. Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Director Stuart MacDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
Repeated at 12.35am (S) (W) BBC ROBOT WARS MAGAZINE: £1.50. January issue on sale 17 December

Contributors

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

: Snooker

Continuing live coverage of the UK championship from
York's Barbican Centre, where a maximum of nine frames will decide the first place in Sunday's final. Presented by Hazel Irvine , Steve Davis and John Parrott. (S) (W)

Contributors

Presented By: Hazel Irvine
Presented By: Steve Davis
Presented By: John Parrott.

: Charlie's Gardening Neighbours

Charlie Dimmock guides Northamptonshire neighbours through the creation of designer gardens from scratch. Confessions. The series concludes as the completed gardens are opened to the village and Dimmock joins each of the neighbours to look back at some of the high points and low marks of the two-month project.
Director David Smith : Producer Karen Mackinder (S) (W)

Contributors

Director: David Smith
Producer: Karen MacKinder

: Gardeners' World

More highlights from the last series, with a focus on people who are passionately devoted to their gardening projects. Including a visit to the vast biodomes of the Eden Project and a glimpse of history through Vita Sackville-West's inspirational garden at Sissinghurst in Kent. Series producer Colette Foster ; Executive producer
TonyLaryea (Revised rpt) (S) (W) BBC MAGAZINES: Gardeners. World. £2.60. January issue on sale now Gardens Illustrated. L3.50. December/January issue on sale now BBC BOOK: Rower of the Moment, price £18.99 Milestones in gardening: page 15

Contributors

Producer: Colette Foster

: Viking Voyage

Professor Robin Knox-Johnston and an international crew attempt to cross the North Sea using only the primitive navigational methods available to the Vikings 1,000 years ago. To complete the challenge, they aim to drag their nine-ton vessel across Shetland to the Atlantic. First shown as part of the Secrets of the Ancients series.
Producer Martin Mortimore : Senes producer Cynthia Page (R) (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Robin Knox-Johnston
Producer: Martin Mortimore

: Ancient Secrets

Rutland Woolly Rhino. Archaeological illustrator Jane Brayne explores remains from a Domesday village.
Producer Ian Potts (R) (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Brayne
Producer: Ian Potts

: Dad's Army

Things That Go Bump in the Night. In an episode from 1973, Mainwaring decides that the platoon should spend the night in an apparently deserted house.
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft : Producer David Croft (R) (S)

Contributors

Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft
Producer: David Croft

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark. (S) (W)

Contributors

Presented By: Kirsty Wark.

: Newsnight Review

Germaine Greer , Natasha Walter and Mark Kermodejoin Mark Lawson to discuss the week's cultural highlights.
Producer Mark Bell Repeated next Monday on BBC Knowledge (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Natasha Walter
Unknown: Mark Kermodejoin
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Snooker

Steve Davis and John Parrott present highlights of today's opening UK championship semi-final match. (S) (w)

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott

: Robot Wars Extreme

shown 6.25pm (Sl (W)

: The Shakedown **

Crime drama starring Terence Morgan and Hazel Court. On his release from jail, gangster Augie Cortona tries to reestablish his position in the crime underworld by setting up a sleazy photographic business. Review page 59.
Director John Lemont (1959) (BW) (S)

Contributors

Unknown: Terence Morgan
Unknown: Augie Cortona
Director: John Lemont

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Key Skills Resource Bank Key Essentials








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