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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.

Yoho Ahoy
Grog and Booty help Swab find an earring.
(R) (S)

6.10 Fireman Sam
Sam has to attend to a barn fire.
(R) (S)

6.20 Fimbles
Pom's latest find brings back many memories.
(R) (S)

6.40 Tweenies
Dotman and Alf Elf visit the North Pole to find how Santa wraps his presents.
(R) (S)


Ends 8.30.

There's a vegetable patch on Barry and Paul's cricket pitch.
Writer Rory Clark (R) (S)

7.20 Snailsbury Tales
Eric's brother Kevin is stuck in the country during a drought. (R) (S)

7.30 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
A trio of Shaggy's dog stories. (R) (S)

8.00 Newsround

8.05 Blue Peter
A preview of Nina Bawden's tale Carrie's War.
Shown yesterday 5pm BBC1 (S)


Writer ("ChuckleVision"): Rory Clark

: CBeebies

Ends 10.25.

Tweenies Count to Christmas
Its Fizz's turn to spin the wheel. (R) (S)

Then The Story Makers
Jelly has a nice surprise. (R) (S)

8.55 Pingu
Pingu gets a bike. (R)

9 00 Tweenies
Max has Christmas gifts for Santa. (R) (S)

9 20 Bob the Builder
Wendy holds a surprise party for her sister Jenny.
Shown yesterday 3.35prn BBC1 (S)

9 30 Fimbles
A clockwork mouse is on the loose in the valley. (R) (S)

9 50 Teletubbies
Children ride in a bus as it gets washed. (R) (S)

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

10 20 Andy Pandy
A bubble follows Andy everywhere he goes. (S)

: Stingray

In Search ofTajmanon. The hunt for an Egyptian edifice leads the crew into the jungle. (R) (S)

: Laurel and Hardy

Any Old Port. First in a double bill. Stan and Ollie help a damsel in distress. (BW) (R) (S)
11.10 County Hospital. Havoc ensues when Stan pays Ollie a Visit in hospital. (BW) (R) (S)

: The Daily Politics

Commons coverage. (S)

: Working Lunch

Business news. (S)

: Trade Secrets

Professionals reveal their tricks of the trade. (R) (S)

: The Beautician and the Beast

Romantic comedy. When Joy Miller is mistakenly employed to teach the children of a handsome dictator, she soon discovers why he is known as "the Beast". Review page 55.
Director Ken Kwapis (1997, PG)
(S) (W)


Unknown: Joy Miller
Director: Ken Kwapis
Joy: Miller Frandrescher
Boris Pochenko: Timothy Dalton
Grushinsky: Ian McNeice
Kleist: Patrick Malahide
Katrina: Lisa Jakub

: The Life Laundry

Dawna Walter helps two journalists de-cluttertheir home. (R) (S)


Unknown: Dawna Walter

: Escape to the Country

Nick Page helps a young couple find a home in rural
Nottinghamshire. (S)


Unknown: Nick Page

: Ready Steady Cook

Ross Burden and Nick Nairn are guests. (S)


Unknown: Ross Burden
Unknown: Nick Nairn

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz. (R)(S)

: The Simpsons

Treehouse of Horror X. Ned Flanders returns from the grave. With Tom Arnold, Dick Clark and Lucy Lawless. (S)


Unknown: Dick Clark


Fleetwood Mac and James Brown are the strange coupling in a two-act special. With Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen (S) www.bbc.co.uk/totp2 Another episode is tomorrow at 6.20pm


Unknown: James Brown
Unknown: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Touched. A depressed Buffy is comforted by Spike, while the Scoobies capture and interrogate a bringer.
(S) For cast see Thursday www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy

: Tower Bridge: Britain's Best Buildings

Sheathed in the disguise of a medieval skin, Tower Bridge hides the dramatic workings of 20th-century technology and has, at various times, been the site of prostitution, suicide, intrigue and immodesty, and a conservation battle that raged for two decades. With Dan Cruickshank. Producer Sam Hobkinson ; Executive producer Basil Comely (Revised rpt) (S)


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank.
Producer: Sam Hobkinson

: Days That Shook the World

The Fastest Man on Water. On 4 January 1967, after 64 days of foul weather and mechanical failure, conditions were right for Donald Campbell to make his water-speed record attempt. But the day was to end in tragedy. Witnesses and never before seen footage tell the story of how, seconds before achieving his goal, Campbell's luck ran out. Director Matthew Whiteman ; Executive producer Richard Bradley
First shown on BBC4 (S) A personal tragedy: page 14


Unknown: Donald Campbell
Director: Matthew Whiteman
Producer: Richard Bradley

: Royal Gardeners

6/6. Alan Titchmarsh surveys the last 100 years of royal gardening. Elizabeth -the future Queen Mother- restored the private garden at Castle of Mey in 1952. Similarly, Queen Elizabeth II has left her imprint on Windsor Castle, while Highgrove reflects Prince Charles's interests and concerns. Director Anna Gravelle ; Series producer Kath Moore (S) RT SHOP: Alan Titchmarsh 's accompanying book is £22.50. To order call [number removed] (national rate). Offer applies to UK mainland only


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Director: Anna Gravelle
Producer: Kath Moore
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Private Life of Samuel Pepys

Steve Coogan takes the lead role in this darkly comic portrait of the diarist, naval strategist and serial adulterer. 1679: Pepys is in jail on treason charges. His arch-rival Lord Shaftesbury has heard of his diary and its detailed accounts of corruption and affairs. Can Pepys escape the gallows?
Writer Guy Jenkin : Producer Ben McPherson ; Director Oliver Parker (S) Mr Pepys 's Diary - exploring the legacy of said tome - is at llpm on BBC4 Fantastic journal: page 24


Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Guy Jenkin
Producer: Ben McPherson
Director: Oliver Parker
Samuel Pepys: Steve Coogan
Elizabeth de St Michel: Lou Doillon
Lord Shaftesbury: Tim Pigott-Smith
Charles II: Nathaniel Parker
Lord Montagu: Danny Webb
Will Hewer: Ciaran McMenamin
Jane: Zoe Tapper
Betty Bagwell: Sally Rogers
Baity: Alex Hassell
Deb Willet: Miranda Raison
Clerk of the court: Andrew Harrison
Captain John Scott: Guy Moore
Mad Solomon: Simon Munnery
John Jones: Andy Unden

: Can't Take It with You

The death of Ayrton Senna in 1994 changed the world of Formula One motor racing for ever and sent Brazil into three days of national mourning. Friends, family and rivals remember the great driver's passions, professionalism and personality in this examination of his financial legacy. Director Louise Mason ; Series producer Jo Vale (S)


Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Director: Louise Mason
Producer: Jo Vale

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: BBC4 on BBC2: Church of England - the Power and the Glory

2/3. The Call of Duty. A spotlight on the Church's stance on homosexuality and its treatment of gay priests. Concludes tomorrow at 11.20pm. (S) Then The Witness A first-hand account of a historic event. (R) (S)

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Beagle 2 - a Mission to Mars: 1/2. (S) 48949 1.30 Open Advice - Staying on Course (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 Art - the Art (S)
Languages 4.00 Make Italian Your Business (parti) Get Reading, Get Writing 5.00 Get Published (S)

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