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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.

Yoho Ahoy
Swab teaches Parrot to speak.
(R) (S)

6.10 Fireman Sam
A flat tyre causes trouble.
(R) (S)

6.20 Fimbles
Florrie finds a crown - or is it a tambourine?
(R) (S)

6.40 Tweenies
Milo meets a little blue plane.
(R) (S)


Ends 8.30.

Paul receives a ghostly visitation at Christmas.
Written by Rory Clark (R) (S)

7.20 Fix and Foxi
Professor Knox and Lupini are captured. (R) (S)

7.30 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
Triple bill. (S)

8.00 Newsround

8.05 Blue Peter
Signed. Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S)


Writer ("ChuckleVision"): Rory Clark

: CBeebies

Ends 10.20.

Tweenies Count to Christmas
Bella spins the wheel today.
(R) (S)

Then The Story Makers
Jelly plays with wrapping paper.
(R) (S)

8.55 Pingu The clumsy little penguin helps his mother.

9.00 Tweenies Bella meets a troupe of theatrical mice.

9.20 Sergeant Stripes
A fairground horse goes missing.

9.30 Fimbles
Pom finds a wibblewobble jelly.
(R) (S)

9.50 Teletubbies
The Tubbies watch Emily ride in her trap.
(R) (S)
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Final Appointment

Crime drama starring John Bentley. Investigating a series of anonymous threats against a former army officer, a reporter uncovers a sequence of murders. Review page 56. Director Terence Fisher (1954. U)
(BW)(S) Followed by The Witness First-hand account of a historical event (R) (S)


Unknown: John Bentley.
Director: Terence Fisher

: The Daily Politics

The latest proceedings from the House of Commons. (S)

: Working Lunch

Business news. (S) Followed by The Witness (R) (S)

: Trade Secrets

Expert tips. (R)(S)

: Send Me No Flowers

Romantic black comedy starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. A hypochondriac who believes details of a patient's terminal illness are his sets out to find a new husband for his wife. Review page 56.
Director Norman Jewison (1964. U)
(S) Followed by Hall of Fame Marilyn Monroe : her life and times. (R) (S)


Unknown: Doris Day
Unknown: Rock Hudson
Director: Norman Jewison
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
George Kimball: Rock Hudson
Judy Kimball: Doris Day
Arnold Nash: Tony Randall
MrAkins: Paul Lynde

: The Life Laundry

John Coghlan - former drummer with Status Quo - and his wife Gillie try to sort out the disorder in their home. (R)(S)


Unknown: John Coghlan

: Escape to the Country

Can Catherine Gee find a family a home in Monmouthshire with enough land for their horse? Executive producer Kate Roberts
More tonight at 8pm (S)


Unknown: Catherine Gee
Producer: Kate Roberts

: Ready Steady Cook

With chefs James Tanner and Nick Nairn. (S)


Unknown: James Tanner
Unknown: Nick Nairn.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz. (R) (S)

: The Simpsons

Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder. After Homer becomes a bowling sensation he experiences an encounter with magicians Penn and Teller. With the guest voices of Ron Howard and Pat O'Brien. (S) More tomorrow with a triple bill starting at 6pm


Unknown: Ron Howard
Unknown: Pat O'Brien.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Boyz in the Wood. On a camping trip Uncle Phil, Carlton and Will get trapped in a cave during a showstorm. (R) (S)

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen

The last ever episode sees an apocalyptic showdown as Buffy decides the only way to deal with The First is to lead the Scoobies into a deadly confrontation. (S) [web address removed]
Want Buffy on your mobile? Visit [web address removed]


Buffy: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Willow: Alyson Hannigan
Xander: Nicholas Brendon
Spike: James Marsters
Dawn: Michelle Trachtenberg
Anya: Emma Caulfield
Principal Wood: DB Woodside
Andrew: Tom Lenk
Giles: Anthony Head
Kennedy: Lyari Limon
Faith: Eliza Dushku

: Delia's How to Cook: Part Two

Meat is on the menu tonight as Delia Smith cooks recipes including steak, mushroom and kidney pies, roast leg of lamb with Shrewsbury sauce, mini boeuf en croute, and a new twist for that old favourite - shepherd's pie.
Director Philip Bonham Carter : Executive producer David Willcock (R) (S)
Postponed from 4 December FREE Delia cookbook, token two: page 14


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: Philip Bonham Carter
Producer: David Willcock

: Escape to the Country

A suitable house in Pembrokeshire offering the perfect rural retreat for the musical Lovegrove family from Bristol is what Catherine Gee is hoping to find on this occasion.


Unknown: Catherine Gee

: Horizon

Time Trip. Ever since Einstein showed it was theoretically possible, the quest to travel through time has appealed to both amateurs and brilliant scientists alike. The amateurs include Aage Nost , who demonstrates his time machine for the cameras, while Professor Frank Tipler has theoretically sound designs for a machine - but in practice it would weigh half the mass of the galaxy. There is, however, one way that time travel to the past could be possible - future scientists could use computers to create exact replicas of past times. But if that's true, who's to say we are not one of the replicas? Producer Malcolm Clark ; Editor Matthew Barrett (S)


Unknown: Aage Nost
Unknown: Professor Frank Tipler
Producer: Malcolm Clark
Editor: Matthew Barrett

: Trouble at the Top

The People v Coke. In 1985, after 99 years, executives decided to change the taste of the world's number one soft drink, Coca-Cola. Secret research proved the majority thought that "new Coke" tasted better. But a consumer revolt on a grand scale was about to take place.
Director/Producer Daniel Barry (R) (S)


Producer: Daniel Barry

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark. (S)


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.

: BBC4 on BBC2: Vicars: Dearly Beloved?

Time Shift looks at the changing role of the Church of England parish priest over the last 40 years. (S)


Producer: Julia Foot
Series Producer: Tom Ware

: BBC4 on BBC2: The Pope's Enforcer

Journalist and historian Hywel Williams travels from Rome to
England to reveal the truth behind Joseph Ratzinger , the 75-year-old Cardinal Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, aka the Pope's Enforcer.
Producer John Geraint (S)


Unknown: Hywel Williams
Unknown: Joseph Ratzinger
Producer: John Geraint

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open Science 12.30 Rough Science (S) 97277 1.00 The Next Big Thing-The Reality of Risk (S) 51068 1.30 The Lapedo Child (S)
9066722 2.20 Ever Wondered?: about the final frontier of tourism, outer space. (S) 69985672.30 After the Genome (S)
Youth Creativity 3.30 Blast TV 9: teenage showcase. (S) Languages 4.00 Europuzzle - Spain and Italy (S)
Get Reading, Get Writing 5.00 Ask the Poets: Grace Nichols and Imtiaz Dharker read and comment on their own work. (S)


Unknown: Grace Nichols
Unknown: Imtiaz Dharker

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