Handy builds a clockwork smurf. (R) (S)
7.20 Alvin and the Chipmunks
The musical rodents embark on a Holmesian mystery. (R) (S)
Didi appears on a game show, while Angelica and Tommy find some old toys. (R) (S)
Ways of achieving single-tone depictions of animals.
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8.35 The Wild Thornberrys
Pranks get out of hand on 1 April. (R) (S)
9.05 Smart Guy
TJ invents a new soft drink. (R) (S)
9.25 Bailey Kipper's POV
Video tricks with Bailey Kipper. (R) (S)
Buster tells his friends about his asthma. (R) (S)
10.15 Bob the Builder
The gang have to clear up after a terrible storm.
Repeated at 1pm (R) (S)
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10.30 Tweenies Christmas Countdown
The 19th of 25 magic moments. (S) (W)
Judy goes behind the scenes of a power station in Scotland. (R) (S) (W)
The friends watch some Spanish children picking chillis, then tubby toast flies out of Tinky Winky's bag. (S)
Parrot Fashion. The popularity of parrots as pets shows no sign of waning- but how are the birds affected? (R) (S)
Reunion with Snake. Mickey crusades against negligence at a chemical plant. (R) (S)
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Western starring John Payne. During a town's Independence Day celebrations, a vengeful marshal arrives looking for rancher Dan Ballard. At first, the locals defend Dan, but soon the whole town is gunning for him. Review page 58.
Director Allan Dwan (1954) (S)
Events at Westminster, including Prime Minister's Questions.
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A topical debate, with Esther
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Another against-the-clock culinary contest. (S) (W)
More curt and cutting dismissals in the ruthless quiz. (S)
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11001001. Picard and Riker listen to jazz on the holodecks, unaware they've walked into an alien trap. (R) is)
Celebrity endorsement of brands seems to result in rising product sales. This final Money Programme special of the series asks if star names are worth the often huge sums they are paid to market goods to the public. Contributors include Tim Henman , Gary Lineker and Steve Redgrave.
Producer Arif Nurmohamed ; Series editor Clive Edwards (S) (W)
Willesden Green. The series ends with a challenge to create an escapist environment for Fiona and her small daughter Honey, who live in a flat in north London. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen envisages a sensual, oriental-themed boudoir, while Diarmuid Gavin faces a particularly tough task: to improve upon a garden he says is the most beautiful he's ever seen. Director Richard Thomson ; Series producer Amanda de Ryk (S) (W)
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Three programmes full of seasonal suggestions. Ends 10.30.
Gary Rhodes Christmas Special Rhodes believes that the secret to a good Christmas feast is simplicity. Here he shows how to create a three-course meal of salmon with leekveloute soup and potatoes, followed by roast turkey and cranberry Wellington and, for dessert, tangerine-curd ice cream. Rhodes is set to return in a new series in March.
Director Claire Popplewell : Series producer Siobhan Mulholland (S) (W)
9.30 The Naked Chef: Christmas Party Before the cooking starts, there's drink to stock up on and the venue to decorate. Jamie Oliver ropes some friends into taking a "booze cruise" to Calais, while, back home, a cavernous warehouse is turned into a welcoming party place. Oliver prepares a menu that includes Japanese pork rolls and Sicilian cannoli.
Director Niall Dowling : Producer Nina Davies (S) (W) Monkfish, pancetta and bread kebabs recipe; Yule fuel; and RT Shop offer: page 23
10.00 Friends for Christmas Dinner A couple from Stevenage,
Hertfordshire, may have taken on more than they can handle as one of Britain's most notorious chefs - Keith
Floyd - challenges them to prepare a festive meal for him. To complicate matters, they will be using a strange kitchen and following Floyd's advice over the phone.
Director Will Clough ; Producer Karen Brown (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/food/friends
Presented by Jeremy Vine. (S) (W)
The third of four films visits Bumleyto assess the problems of poor housing. In a Lancashire town where it is possible to buy a property for L3,000, some members of the white community rioted over the summer in the belief that they were being ignored in favour of their Asian counterparts. Presented by Jeremy Bowen. See Monday's choice.
Producer Cara Lavan Series concludes tomorrow at 11.20pm (S) (W)
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Poster. Doberman is accidentally chosen as the public face of the armed forces, (BW) (R) (S)
Action drama starring
Peter Fonda. Tom Hunter , disillusioned with city life, goes back to his father's ranch in Arkansas. Shocked by the changes a giant corporation has made to his hometown, he is determined to make a stand. Review page 58.
Director Jonathan Demme (1976) (S)