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: CBBC Hollyday HOT

Smurfs' Adventures
Three smurfs get involved in an all-for-one-and-one-for-all adventure. (R) (S)

7.20 Alvin and the Chipmunks
The Chipmunks star in their own version of This Is Spinal Tap. (R) (S)

7.45 Rugrats
Chuckie becomes Angelica's slave. Susie and Angelica play "top this". (R) (S)

8.10 Blue Peter
Konnie Huq hunts for panto props. With sign language. Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1
(S) (W)

8.35 The Wild Thornberrys
Tyler looks forward to spending his 13th birthday with Eliza. (R) (S)

9.05 Smart Guy
TJ is offered a slot as a talk-show guest. (R) (S)

9.25 Bailey Kipper's POV
The video diarist chronicles more of the Kipper family's activities. (R) (S)

9.50 Arthur
Friends join Arthur in entering a writing competition. DW discovers science. (R) (S)

10.15 Doctor Otter
Melvyn needs first aid when a fish stew prepared by Flybred doesn't agree with him.
Repeated at 1pm (S) (W)

10.30 Tweenies Christmas Countdown
Day 20 of the rundown. (S) (W)
Then Tweenies
Max finds the other Tweenies useful when they become cranes. (R) (S) (W)
BBC CD: Tweenies Christmas Album is available from retailers

10.50 Teletubbies
Little Bo Peep looks for her errant flock of sheep in Teletubbyland. (S)
BBC VIDEO: Teletubbies 2 video box set, containing Musical Playtime and Nursery Rhymes, price £12.99

: Wildlife on Two

Ladybird, Ladybird. David Attenborough follows the development of this insect from egg to flying adult. (R) (S)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Police Rescue

Raid. The team join forces with special services to storm a gangster's house. (R) (S)

: Working Lunch

Financial news.


Ends 1.15.
Doctor Otter
Animated fun. Shown at 10.15am. (S) (W)

1.10 Little Polar Bear
Chilly capers with the curious bear. (R) (S)

: Random Harvest

Classic love story. In 1918, a soldier with amnesia flees an asylum and finds his way into town. By chance he meets Paula -who christens him "Smithy" -and falls in love.
Their life together is blissfully happy until the day Smithy goes to Liverpool. Review page 60.
Prime Minister Edmund Gwenn Director Mervyn LeRoy (1942, U)
(BW) (S)


Unknown: Edmund Gwenn
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Charles Rainier: Ronald Colman
Paula: Greer Garson
Dr Jonathan Benet: Philip Dorn
Kitty: Susan Peters
Biffer: Reginald Owen

: Esther

Another session of studio-based debate. (S) (W)

: Ready Steady Cook

More contestants are challenged to create 20-minute meals by Ainsley Harriott. (S) (W)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.

: Weakest Link USA

The American version of the unforgiving quiz. (S) Repeated at 12 midnight on BBC Choice

: The New Adventures of Superman

Season's Greedings. Lois and Clark have to overcome the potent effects of a vindictive toymaker's dolls. (R) (S)

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Crush. A glut of vampires in Sunnydale leads Spike to offer Buffy his assistance, but he invites her scorn when he makes an unwelcome confession.
Repeated tomorrow 1.35am (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/cult


Buffy Sarah: Michelle Gellar
Giles: Anthony Stewart Head
Xander: Nicholas Brendon
Willow: Alyson Hannigan
Anya: Emma Caulfield
Spike: James Marsters

: Southern Eye: Cinderella OAP

The regional-affairs series meets the pensioners from Bognor Regis who are taking to the stage in a unique pantomime production.
Producer Jane French [web address removed]
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES: see panel on left for variations. Viewers on digital will see First Sight


Unknown: Bognor Regis

: First Sight

Sleigh Ride to ... Enfield. A film about an entrepreneur whose dream has come true in the shape of a lucrative north London
Christmas attraction.
Producer Vivienne Francis ; Editor Dippy Chaudhary (S) (W)


Producer: Vivienne Francis

: Planet Christmas

Interior designer Linda Barker and chef Patrick Williams conclude their seasonal collaboration with advice on creating an opulent home environment over yuletide. Barker's decor combines deep colours with lavish fabrics to achieve a neo-Victorian effect, while Williams rustles up a sumptuous lamb dish, port-and-stilton rarebit, and foie gras.
Director/Producer Daniel Adamson (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/homes


Designer: Linda Barker
Unknown: Patrick Williams
Producer: Daniel Adamson

: What Not to Wear

Fashionistas Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall perform their sartorial makeover magic on Maria Barraclough , a mother of three with a penchant for pastel tops and three-quarter-length trousers, and a husband tiring of her wardrobe. Could the E2,000 Maria has to spend on oewclothes be a catalyst towards inner fulfilment?
Series editor Tracy Jeune (S) (W)


Unknown: Fashionistas Susannah Constantine
Unknown: Trinny Woodall
Unknown: Maria Barraclough
Editor: Tracy Jeune

: The Modern Way of Dying - Everyman

Over the course of one summer in Leeds, cameras record the lives and insights of a group of people who are all facing their own death, showing how they communicate their hopes and fears in the absence of any religious faith. Among the subjects are a mother of three, a single woman and a man desperately in need of a transplant.
Director Jane Beckwith ; Executive producer Ruth Pitt (S) (W)


Director: Jane Beckwith
Producer: Ruth Pitt

: Dad's Army

The Recruit. When Captain Mainwaring finds himself in hospital, Sergeant Wilson allows the vicar to join the platoon. Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft ; Producer David Croft (R) (S) Another episode is tomorrow at 10pm


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

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman. (S) (W)


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Trouble Up North

The last in this series on the north's riot-stricken mill towns visits Bradford to see how police are trying to deal with the problems of crime - in particular drugs - without alienating the community. See Monday's choice.Producer Faris Kermani ; Executive producer Aaqil Ahmed (S) (W)


Producer: Faris Kermani
Producer: Aaqil Ahmed

: Constant Craving

Drug addiction takes many forms and is shrouded in misinformation. This documentary explodes many of the myths, and reveals radical new measures to prevent smoking and cocaine addiction.
Producer Andrew Thompson ; Executive producer Phil Dolling (R) (S) (W)


Producer: Andrew Thompson
Producer: Phil Dolling

: Camilla ***

Drama. In the Deep South, songwriter Freda and her husband get involved with Harold and his eccentric mother Camilla, a once-successful violinist.
Freda forms a friendship with her, and they head north to the scene of one of Camilla's biggest triumphs. Review page 60. Director Deepa Mehta (1993, 12) (S)


Director: Deepa Mehta

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