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: CBBC Hollyday HOT

More festive fun. Ends 11.15.

Smurfs' Adventures
Nosey's constant interruptions get the others into an argument. (R) (S)

7.20 Alvin and the Chipmunks
A poorly little boy needs some festive cheer from Alvin. (R) (S)

7.45 Rugrats
Angelica wants Chuckie's teeth. Then the youngsters find a magic lamp. (R) (S)

8.10 Smart
Including the programme's Artists of the Year results.
Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.35 The Wild Thornberrys
In China, Eliza's panda friend is captured by some poachers. (R) (S)

9.05 Smart Guy
The genius makes a silly mistake. (R) (S)

9.25 Bailey Kipper's POV
The video diaries continue. (R) (S)

9.50 Arthur
The aardvark faces a blizzard and a rat. (R) (S)

10.15 Bill and Ben
More fun with the flowerpot men and their friends.
Repeated at 1pm (S)
BBC BILL AND BEN MAGAZINE: monthly. price £1.35. January issue on sale now

10.30 Tweenies Christmas Countdown
Jake spins the wheel on day 21. (S) (W)
Then Tweenies
With help from Doodles, Jake finds out what "in between" means. (R) (S) (W)
BBC CD-ROM: Ready to Play, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

10.50 Teletubbies
The tubby-custard machine mysteriously starts belching out bubbles. (S)
BBC CD-ROM: Play with the Teletubbies, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

: Wildlife on Two

Kingdom of the Crabs. How 130 million crabs annually besiege Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. (R) (S)

: Police Rescue

One for Dad. A disillusioned
Frog loses heart and hands in his resignation. (R) (S)

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: CBBC: Bill and Ben

Shown at 10.15am. (S)

: Asterix and the Big Fight **

Animated adventure. When the Romans plan to expand their empire, they do not count on Asterix and Obelix getting in their way. Review page 60. Director Philippe Grimond (1989, U)


Director: Philippe Grimond

: Racing

Day one of the Christmas Meeting at Ascot, where the top race is the Long Walk Hurdle at 2.40. Other starts at 3.10 and 3.40.
Introduced by Clare Balding , with Angus Loughran and Jonathan Powell. Commentary by Jim McGrath ,
Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore. Producer Gerry Morrison (W)


Introduced By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Angus Loughran
Unknown: Jonathan Powell.
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore.
Producer: Gerry Morrison

: Awash with Colour

Actress Julie Peasgood joins Dermot Cavanagh as they try to capture the rugged beauty of Mayo's coastline. (snwj


Unknown: Julie Peasgood
Unknown: Dermot Cavanagh

: Ready Steady Cook

Another against-the-clock culinary contest. (S)(W) BBC BOOK: The Big Ready Steady Cook Book, hardback £14.99. paperback £9.99

: Weakest Link - Millionaires Special

Nine millionaires risk the walk of shame in the quiz hosted by Anne Robinson. (S) (W) Repeated at 12.20am on BBC Choice


Presenter: Anne Robinson

: The Simpsons

King of the Hill. After embarking on a fitness regime at the gym to impress Bart, Homer accepts the challenge of climbing Springfield's notorious mountain, the Murderhom. Featuring the guest voice of Brendan Fraser. (S)
6.20 Lost Our Lisa. On her way to a museum exhibition,
Lisa ends up lost in an unfamiliar part of town. (S)


Unknown: Brendan Fraser.

: Robot Wars Extreme

The House-Robot Rebellion. A main event that sees
Plunderbird V, Scorpion and Stinger take on the house robots and their newly strengthened armaments. Plus
Tornado v Comengetorix. Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Commentary comes from Jonathan Pearce. Director Stuart MacDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
Repeated at 2.20am (S) (W) BBC ROBOT WARS MAGAZINE: £1.50. January issue on sale now


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

: Gardening Night

Three programmes devoted to various aspects of horticultural endeavour. Ends 10pm. More Front Gardens Another chance to see an edition from the garden-makeover series in which presenter Gay Search undertakes the task of completely transforming a diverse assortment of problem plots.
Series producer David Richardson ; Executive producer Tony Laryea (R) (S)


Producer: David Richardson
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Garden Arguments

A one-off special in which two of TV's top garden designers, Charlie Dimmock and Diamniuid Gavin , go head-to-head as they pitch for the job of revamping three problem plots in their own very different ways. It is then up to the garden owners to decide who will lead and who will labour when they choose which design they prefer. Producer Vicky Jepson (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gardening Charlie v Diarmuid: page 15


Designers: Charlie Dimmock
Designers: Diamniuid Gavin
Producer: Vicky Jepson

: BBC Gardener of the Year Final

Six of the country's best amateur gardeners compete for this year's trophy by designing and building a showpiece garden at
Birmingham's Botanical Gardens. They have just under four days to fashion a garden that has year-round appeal. Moreover, presenter Diarmuid Gavin will be testing their horticultural expertise with a series of tricky tasks.
Director Patty Kraus : Producer Jackie Dietrich (S) (W) BBC MAGAZINES: Gardeners' World, £2.60. January issue on sale now Gardens Illustrated, L3.50. December/January issue on sale now


Presenter: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Patty Kraus
Producer: Jackie Dietrich

: Dad's Army

Everybody's Trucking. In an episode from 1974, Captain Mainwaring's platoon is given the responsibility of signposting the route for a big military exercise. Unfortunately, they find a steam engine blocking the road. (R) (S)

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Newsnight Review

Germaine Greer and Tom Paulin join presenter
Mark Lawson for a roundup of some of the past year's most significant cultural events, both good and bad.
Producer Mark Bell Repeated next Monday on BBC Knowledge (S) (W) 3519 76


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Presenter: Mark Lawson

: The King of Comedy ***** Comedy drama. Rupert

Pupkin's ambition is to become a top stand-up comedian. He spends hours rehearsing his routines, oblivious to the fact he has no talent. But he remains determined to follow in the footsteps of comedian and talk-show host Jerry Langford. Widescreen. Review page 62. Ed Herlihy Himself
Liza Minnelli Herself Victor Borge Himself Tony Randall Himself
Director Martin Scorsese (1983. PG) (S) (W) Teach yourself Jerry Lewis : page 62


Unknown: Jerry Langford.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Rupert Pupkin: Robert de Niro
Jerry Langford: Jerry Lewis
Rita: Diahnne Abbott
Masha: Sandra Bernhard
Dolores: Cathy Scorsese
Mrs Pupkin: Catherine Scorsese
Roberta Posner: Leslie Levinson
TV director: Martin Scorsese

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S) (W)

: Robot Wars Extreme

Shown at 6.45pm (S) (W)

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