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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.

Yoho Ahoy
The crew make music, then Swab battles rats.

6.10 Fireman Sam
The Fire Station band practices hard.

6.20 Fimbles
Pom finds a drum that has lost its bang.

6.40 Tweenies
Jake takes a look at the grass in the garden.


Ends 8.30.

It's all very X-Files when Paul investigates the paranormal.
Today and Friday's episodes written by John Sayle

7.20 Rotten Ralph
Ralph forgets to return a rented video.

7.30 I Love Mummy
Nuff fears an upcoming solar eclipse.

8.00 Newsround

8.05 Raven
The final round of the fantasy show begins as Raven's six champions compete.
Win a Golden Ticket: page 40


Writer (ChuckleVision): John Sayle

: CBeebies

Ends 10.25.

Tweenies Count to Christmas
The first advent moment.
(R) (S)
Then The Story Makers
Some fairy dust is uncovered.
(R) (S)

8.55 Pingu
The excitable penguin visits the funfair.

9.00 Tweenies
Fizz's special video gets damaged.
(R) (S)

9.20 Wide Eye
Little Hoots suffers from a strange illness.

9.30 Fimbles
A pop-up frog won't stop jumping about.
(R) (S)

9.50 Teletubbies
The friends make too much toast.
(R) (S)
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

10.20 Andy Pandy
A cake is made for Looby Loo's birthday.

: Stingray

Marineville Traitor. A spy within WASP is revealed.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 English Express (ages 9-11) Texts -Imaginary Beasts
11.10 Megamaths (ages 7-9)
Money - One Pound to Five Pounds 8372913 11.30 Let's Write a Story (ages 9-11) Writing Academy - Yrs 5 and 6: Mystery
11.50 Focus -Social Inclusion
(ages 9-11) New Kid in the Class 7820420 12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Transport in Scotland - Transport in the Country

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: Schools programmes

1.00 Numbertime (ages 4-6)
Numbers 11-20: Number 20 33066420 1.15 Words and Pictures (ages 6-7) Magic Pencil - Programme 1

: The Bible - Jesus

1/2. Epic drama tracing Jesus's journey from simple carpenter to spiritual leader. Focusing on the teachings and relationships he formed along the way.
Concludes tomorrow at 1.30pm. For cast see tomorrow

: A Country Parish

Rector Jamie Allen faces a tragedy at Christmas. Another episode tomorrow 3pm.


Unknown: Jamie Allen

: Escape to the Country

An artistic couple seek a house in Cornwall so they can stop living many miles apart.

: Ready Steady Cook

Ross Burden and TonyTobin cook for athletes Iwan Thomas and Katharine Merry.


Unknown: Ross Burden
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Katharine Merry.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

Homer to the Max. Homer changes his name when a dimwitted television character called "Homer Simpson" becomes an overnight sensation.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

That's No Lady, That's My Cousin. Will is furious when
Ashley sexes up her image to attract boys at her new school. Another episode on Thursday at 6.20pm

: Time Commanders

Gaugamela. 331 BC: in a virtual Gaugamela - present day northern Iraq - a team of childhood friends from London and Sheffield take command of the Macedonian forces of Alexander the Great as they try to conquer a vast army from the Persian Empire. But will close-knit ties prove a hindrance? Series producer Ludo Graham
Executive producers Adam Macdonald and Cassian Harrison


Producer: Ludo Graham
Producers: Adam MacDonald
Producers: Cassian Harrison

: The Good Life

Just My Bill. Tom markets the harvest surplus to raise funds. Written by John Esmonde , Bob Larbey : Producer John Howard Davies


Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies

: Theatre of Dreams

4/5. Three years ago John Penzotti was a wannabe playwright living in New York. Then, Lincoln's Theatre Royal chanced upon one of his plays and produced it. The play was a triumph. John quit Manhattan for Lincoln to pursue his dream of being a full-time playwright. But reality turns out to be very different. Series producer Philippa Robinson : Executive producer Nick Mirsky


Unknown: John Penzotti
Producer: Philippa Robinson
Producer: Nick Mirsky

: University Challenge

London School of Economics take on the St Edmund's team from Cambridge in the second round. Jeremy Paxman hosts. Director Vemon Antcliff ; Producer Peter Gwyn


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Vemon Antcliff
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
Room 101 Stand-up comedian Ross Noble reveals a myriad of irritations he would like to consign to oblivion, including slick popster Craig David , cartoon animals dressed in clothes and clipboards. Paul Merton considers his choices. Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Victoria Payne


Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Craig David
Unknown: Paul Merton
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Victoria Payne

: Absolute Power

4/6. Satirical comedy adapted from Radio 4, starring Stephen Fry and John Bird as PR agents. Mr Fox, the Health Secretary seeks Charles's help following a nocturnal incident. Angus Deayton and Kirsty Wark guest.
Written by Mark Lawson
Director John Morton ; Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Mr Fox.
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Written By: Mark Lawson
Director: John Morton
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Charles: Stephen Fry
Martin: John Bird
Jamie: James Lance
Alison: Zoe Telford
Nick: Nicholas Burns
Cat: Sally Bretton
Colin Priestly: Angus Deayton
Simon Wellington: Nicholas Farrell
Jimmy Bart Andrew: Lee Potts
KirstyWark: Herself

: Little Britain

1/8. The most distinctive of characters drawn from modern British society feature in the first series of the comedy sketch show from Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Narrated by Tom Baker. Anthony Head guests. Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer Myfanwy Moore First shown on BBC3 BBC PRODUCT: the radio series audio CD. £12.99. ... or was that bizarre Britain?: page 37
Face of the week - Anthony Head : page 69


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams.
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Unknown: Anthony Head
Director: Steve Bendelack
Producer: Myfanwy Moore
Unknown: Anthony Head

: Newsnight

Analysis of the news with Jeremy Paxman.
Editor George Entwistle www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: George Entwistle

: BBC4 on BBC2: Gerald Scarfe: Drawing Blood

Michael Portillo , Tracey Emin , William Hague and Ian Hislop help to explore the latest work of the scathing caricaturist. Director/Producer Louise Hooper


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Tracey Emin
Unknown: William Hague
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producer: Louise Hooper

: What the Romans Did for Us

Adam Hart-Davis looks at the legacy of 400 years of occupation.


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Civil War - Taking Sides
1.00 Ever Wondered?: how the body copes with cold.
1.30 Open Advice -A Different Way of Learning
Secondary Schools 2.00 Geography - Mapping of Crime/Living with Globalisation 98043 (non-PDC)
Languages 4.00 Working with the Spanish/Working with the Japanese: different nations' approaches to business. 36685 (non-PDC) The Confidence Zone 5.00 Confidence Zone 2

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