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: CBBC Hollyday HOT

Ends 11.15.
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

Smurfs' Adventures
Papa Smurf tries to help a small giant to find his way home. (R) (S)

7.20 Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin. Simon and Theodore search for their long-lost mother. (R) (S)

7.45 Rugrats
Double bill. Chuckie is scared of a slide. Then the Rugrats mistake the swimming pool for an outsized toilet. (R) (S)

8.10 Blue Peter
The Quest reaches its end, plus boy band A1 in the studio. Shown last Friday. BBC1 (S) (W)

8.35 The Wild Thornberrys
Repeat run of the animated series. Eliza's argumentative cousin Tyler comes to Stay. (R) (S)

9.05 Smart Guy
Marcus is torn by the sight of Mo's girlfriend with another man. (R) (S)

9.25 Bailey Kipper's POV
US comedy rerun about a boy who secretly films family and friends. (R) (S)

9.50 Arthur
Animated rerun. DW finds she can get her own library card. Then Arthur asks if it's right to hit someone. (R) (S)

10.15 Brum
A music box has been stolen from a ballet class.
Repeated at 1pm (S) (W)

10.30 Tweenies Christmas Countdown
Day 17 of the calendar. (S) (W)
Then Tweenies
The friends learn about Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. (R) (S) (W)

10.50 Teletubbies
Tinky Winky and Po eat each other's tubby toast. (S)
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

: Wildlife on Two

Backstreet Bandits. North
America's scavenging racoons, which live on roofs and in alleyways. (R) (S)

: Police Rescue

Weekday Australian drama. Mates. The squad are called out to rescue a man from a suicide attempt. (R) (S)

: Working Lunch

Weekday financial news.


Ends 1.25.

Shown 10.15am (S) (W)

1.10 Romuald the Reindeer
Animation. A documentary team descends upon the family. (R) (S)

1.20 Little Polar Bear
Adventures with the curious ursine. (R) (S)

: The Bad and theBeautiful ****

Oscar-winning drama starring Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner. A producer calls a writer, a star and a director when ruthless mogul Jonathan Shields needs their help. But all three have vowed never to work with Shields again. Review page 54.
Director Vincente Minnelli (1952, PG)
(BW) (S)


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Lana Turner.
Unknown: Jonathan Shields
Director: Vincente Minnelli

: News; Regional News

UK Today) Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Another topical debate.
Editor Dominique Vulliamy (S) (W)


Editor: Dominique Vulliamy

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary challenge show, with Ainsley Harriott. (S) (W)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.

: Weakest Link - Office Special

Nine members of the same company compete against each other in this special edition of the elimination quiz. (S) (W) Repeated at 12 midnight on BBC Choice WEBSITE: [web address removed]

: The Simpsons

Trash of the Titans. A clash with the dustmen spurs Homer to run for the post of Springfield's sanitation commissioner. With the guest voices of U2 and comedian Steve Martin.
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/cult (S)


Unknown: Steve Martin.

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Point 783. The Mysterons launch an assassination attempt on the World Supreme Commander. (R) (S)

: Farscape

Revenging Angel. Crichton takes the force of D'Argo's anger when a self-destruction countdown is activated. (S) (W)

: To the Manor Born

Eighties comedy starring Peter Bowles and Penelope Keith. DeVere confides his business problems to Audrey. Written by Peter Spence ; Producer Gareth Gwenlan (R) (S)


Unknown: Peter Bowles
Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Written By: Peter Spence
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan

: University Challenge

Oxford's Somerville College take on Durham University in this second-round clash. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn (S) (W)


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Top Gear

Vicki Butler-Henderson and Adrian Simpson compare the merits of British roadster the MGFwith international counterpart the Mazda MX-5. Tiff Needell races a Mini
Cooper and Jason Barlow tests the new Mercedes SL500. Series producer John Wilcox (S) (W) BBC TOP GEAR MAGAZINE L3.50. January issue on sale now www.bbc.co.uk/topgear


Unknown: Vicki Butler-Henderson
Unknown: Adrian Simpson
Unknown: Jason Barlow
Producer: John Wilcox

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
The Kumars at No 42 Actresses Fay Ripley and Minnie Driver join Sanjeev and the Kumar family on the chat show. Last in the series, although there will be a seasonal special. Minnie DriverHerself
Fay Ripley Herself
Written by Sanjeev Bhaskar. Richard Pinto and Sharat Sardana ; Producers
Lissa Evans , Richard Pinto , Sharat Sardana ; Executive producers Jimmy Mulville , Denise O'Donoghue Rptd tomorrow at 10.30pm on BBC Choice (S)(W)
9.30 Dr Terrible's House of Horrible The last of six chilling tales.
Scream, Satan, Scream. Blackburn 1645: womanising Captain Tobias Slater encounters a witches'coven.
Written by Steve Coogan , Graham Duff and Henry Normal: Director Matt Lipsey Producer Alison MacPhail Rptd Tuesday 9.30pm on BBC Choice (S)(W)
10.00 Mr Charity TheBigW. In the last of the series, Graham identifies a way to increase the profile of his charity.
Written by Trevelyan Evans. Pete Sinclair ; Director Nick Wood ; Producer Bill Dare Repeated on Thursday at 9.30pm on BBC Choice (S) (W)


Unknown: Fay Ripley
Unknown: Minnie Driver
Written By: Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Written By: Richard Pinto
Written By: Sharat Sardana
Producers: Lissa Evans
Producers: Richard Pinto
Unknown: Sharat Sardana
Producers: Jimmy Mulville
Producers: Denise O'Donoghue Rptd
Unknown: Captain Tobias Slater
Written By: Steve Coogan
Written By: Graham Duff
Director: Matt Lipsey
Producer: Alison MacPhail
Written By: Trevelyan Evans.
Written By: Pete Sinclair
Director: Nick Wood
Sanjeev: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Sushila: Meera Syal
Madhuri: Indira Joshi
Ashwin: Vincent Ebrahim
Dr Terrible/Captain Tobias Slater: Steve Coogan
Tygon: Warwick Davis
Norden: Graham Duff
Maggie: Julie T Wallace
Charlotte: Stephanie Bagshaw
Priest: Michael Pennington
Lizzy: Angela Pleasence
Dark-haired wench: Tabitha Wady
Old witch: Tanya Myers
Twins: Hayley Henderson
Twins: Sarah Henderson
Graham: Stephen Tompkinson
Abi: Claudie Blakley
Margaret: Dilys Laye
Joan: Deddie Davies
Lady Sophie: Fenella Woolgar
Marcus: Joseph Kpobie
Gentleman: Gerald Harper
Prof Harding: Graham Crowden
John: Humphrys Himself
Taxi driver: Steve Frost

: Newsnight

Kirsty Wark presents the day's main news.
Editor George Entwistle (S) (W)


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Editor: George Entwistle

: Trouble Up North

The first of four programmes showing on consecutive nights this week in which Jeremy Bowen investigates the summer riots in the mill towns of Oldham, Burnley and Bradford. Tonight, how the war on terrorism has added a new dimension to cross-cultural tensions.
Producer Karen McGrath (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Producer: Karen McGrath

: Despatch Box

Political analysis with Andrew Neil.
Editor Gareth Butler


Unknown: Andrew Neil.
Editor: Gareth Butler

: The Phil Silvers Show

Bilko'sTVIdea. Bilko believes a top TV comedian has come to Fort Baxter. (BW) (R) (S)

: Noose ***

Crime thriller starring Carole Landis as a journalist who puts herself in danger when she exposes the illegal activities of a ruthless Soho gangster. Review page 57.
Director EdmondTGreville (1948) (BW) (S)


Unknown: Carole Landis

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