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Ends 9.00.

2002: It 's Up to You! - don't forget to vote for your favourite comedy of the year, via [web address removed]

Rotten Ralph
Ralph pretends to be a feline in distress.

7.10 Smurfs' Adventures
Bigmouth's soup is spiked.

7.35 The Woody Woodpecker Show
(Shown yesterday at 3.45pm on BBC1)

8.00 CBBC at the Fame Academy
Talent-school update.
(Further coverage on CBBC channel)

8.05 Call the Shots
Looking at how to make it rain on a sunny day.
(Shown yesterday at 4.30pm on BBC1)

8.30 The Wayne Manifesto
Violet tries to find out the truth about the neighbourhood "witch".

: CBeebies

Ends 10.50

9.00 Clifford the Big Red
Dog Clifford is feeling very itchy.

9.15 Romuald the Reindeer
Romuald and his family visit a theme park for reindeers.

9.25 Angelmouse
There's trouble on Cloud Nine.

9.30 Fimbles
Home finds an arrow.
(Shown yesterday at 3.25pm on BBC1)

9.50 Tetetubbies Count to Christmas
Day six of the Tubby advent.

Pingu and his friend Hugo build an igloo.

10.00 Tweenies
Bella is feeling poorly.

10.20 Teletubbies
Tellytubbyland is covered in bluebells.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Storytime (ages 4-5) Scruff 9440070 11.05 Numbertime (ages 5-7) Numbers up to 100-Pattems of Five
11.20 Words and Pictures (ages
6-7) Magic Pencil - Programme 3 2025235 11.50 English Express (ages 9-11) Own Goal - Programme 5 7761254 12.10 ZigZag
Shorts (ages 7-9) France - the Alps: Traditions and Tourism

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: CBeebies

Ends 1.10.

Teletubbies Everywhere
A group of Korean children observe some large snaiis.

: Tennis

Live coverage of the opening round-robin matches in the annual seniors' Tour of Champions event at the Royal Albert Hall. No fewer than four former Wimbledon champions - John McEnroe , Pat Cash , Boris Becker and Michael Stich - are competing, along with former British number one Jeremy Bates. Introduced by Sue Barker. Commentary by John Lloyd and Andrew Castle.
Producer Chris Lewis


Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: Pat Cash
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Michael Stich
Unknown: Jeremy Bates.
Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Commentary By: John Lloyd
Commentary By: Andrew Castle.
Producer: Chris Lewis

: News

: RegonaJ News (ngtal: BBC London

News); Weather

: Animal Park

In the elephant house, Limbo the bull approaches adolescence, and the hair clippers are out at the camel enclosure.

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary contest. BBC BOOK: Countdown to Chnstmas, available now price £9.99

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons: Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson

Grandpa and Mr Burns do battle for a collection of rare art.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Hex and the Single Guy. The Banks family attend a seance so that Hilary can contact her dead ex-fiance.

: Robot Wars: the Sixth Wars

Tonight Wild Thing, 259 and Vader do battle. With Philippa Forrester and Craig Charles. Jonathan Pearce commentates. Director Derek Wheeler ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
First shown on BBC Choice


Unknown: Craig Charles.
Unknown: Jonathan Pearce
Director: Derek Wheeler
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: Rough Science

The scientists-turned-prospectors face their final challenge -to build a furnace that will turn their powdered gold flakes into solid nugget, from which they can make souvenirs of their six-week stay in New Zealand. With Kate Humble. Producer Martin Belderson ; Series producer Steve Evanson FREE BOOKLET: For a free Rough Science booklet and details of Open University programmes, call [number removed] or visit www.open2.net


Unknown: Kate Humble.
Producer: Martin Belderson
Producer: Steve Evanson

: Hidden Gardens

Lyveden New Bield in Northamptonshire is a unique survivor. Upon the death of the owner in 1605, the workers downed tools and abandoned the lodge and the makings of a stunning garden unfinished. Chris Beardshaw uncovers its mysteries. Director John Trefor ; Executive producer Christina Macaulay


Director: John Trefor
Producer: Christina MacAulay

: Gardeners' World

Character Gardeners. Joe Swift and Rachel de Thame continue their review of the last series, which tonight includes a rundown of the most inspirational amateur gardeners. Producer Carrie Tooth ; Series producer Colette Foster
Repeated next Sunday BBC MAGAZINES: Gardeners ' World. £2.60; Gardens Illustrated. E3.50.


Unknown: Joe Swift
Unknown: Rachel de Thame
Producer: Carrie Tooth

: Building the Impossible

The Roman War Machine. The Romans used a huge torsion-spring catapult to devastating effect during the Siege of Jerusalem in AD 70. In the second of a four-part series that attempts to replicate astounding feats of engineering, Professor Chris Wise and Dr Caroline Baillie have just two weeks in which to construct such a weapon. Producer Helen Thomas ; Series producer Jane Aldous


Unknown: Professor Chris Wise
Unknown: Dr Caroline Baillie
Producer: Helen Thomas
Producer: Jane Aldous

: Ray Mears's Country Tracks

Mearsgoes beachcombing, and Lindsay Cannon explores habitations on small islands. (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Lindsay Cannon

: Porridge

A Day Out. In a 1974 episode, Fletcher and Godber are allowed out in a work gang, much to Barrowclough's regret. Written by Dick Clement. Ian La Frenais ; Producer Sydney Lotterby RT Shop: Porridge series 1-3 video offer, for details see page


Written By: Dick Clement.
Written By: Ian La Frenais

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Newsnight Review

Germaine Greer , Natasha Walter and Mark Kermodejoin Kirsty Wark to survey the week's cultural highs and lows.
Producer Tanya Hudson Repeated next Sunday on BBC4


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Natasha Walter
Unknown: Mark Kermodejoin
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Featuring Coldplay, the Foo Fighters and the collaborative project 1 Giant Leap, who will be joined by Robbie Williams and Baaba Maal. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Alison Howe
Repeated next Sunday [Web Address Removed] RT SHOP: to order Ten Years Later.... with Jools Holland DVD. £18.99 inci p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) or visit [Web Address Removed] The rise and rise of Coldplay: page 37


Unknown: Robbie Williams
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Alison Howe
Unknown: Jools Holland

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Uncut version of yesterday evening's episode. Shown yesterday at 6.45pm

: The Book of Life

Black comedy starring
Martin Donovan. New Year's Eve 1999: the second coming of Christ is keenly anticipated by everyone. Review page 64. Director Hal Hartley (1998)


Unknown: Martin Donovan.
Director: Hal Hartley

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
National Test Revision Revisewise Challenge at Home: KS2 Maths - revision support for children and parents.

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