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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.
Yoho Ahoy Jones rescues a lost ball, then the crew of the Rubber
Duck play statues. (R)(S)
6.10 Fireman Sam A popcorn machine spells trouble for Sam. (R)(S)
6 20 Fimbles Pom uses a handbag to collect things in. (R) (S)
6 40 Tweenies The magic of Christmas
Eve is savoured. (R) (S)


Unknown: Fimbles Pom


Ends 8.30.

The duo help out at Santa's workshop. (R) (S)

7.20 The Lampies
Livewire's bike-riding lesson is cut short. (R) (S)

7.30 Round the Twist
Pete is tempted to trade in his old life for one on a paradise island. (R) (S)

8.00 Newsround

8.05 Noah's Island
The end of Diamnatina beckons. (R) (S)

: CBeebies

Ends 10.20.

Tweenies Count to Christmas
The 19th Advent moment. (R) (S)

The Story Makers
The friends have fun with uniforms. (R) (S)

8.55 Pingu
The penguin builds a snowman. (R)

9 00 Tweenies
Jake is sick in bed on Christmas Day. (R) (S)

9 20 Little Robots
The team unite to find some urgently needed oil so Stripy can give Tiny a present. (S)

9.30 Fimbles
A very special day has arrived for Rockit. (R) (S)

9.50 Teletubbies
All concerned have fun rolling around. (R) (S)

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas

Comedy. When bullies make fun of Eddie Munster 's Dear Santa letter, the family's bid to cheer him up leads to disaster. Review page 57.
Director Ian Ernes (1996. PG)(S)


Unknown: Eddie Munster
Unknown: Dear Santa
Director: Ian Ernes

: Trade Secrets

Tips from the pros. (R) (S)8840i09

: Working Lunch

With John Downes on the best wines to buy this Christmas, plus viewers' cash queries answered EditorTraceyHobbs(S) EMAIL: working.lunch@bbc.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/workinglunch


Unknown: John Downes

: Wildlife on Two

Backstreet Bandits. How North America's scavenging raccoons have made back alleys and roofs their home. (R) (S)

: So What Do You Do An Day?

An episode from the series in which Working Lunch's Adrian Chiles follows high achievers to find out how they go about their business. (R) (5)


Unknown: Adrian Chiles

: Racing

A four-race card from Ascot, which opens the two-day national-hunt Christmas meeting and features the Long Walk Hurdle at 2.40. The three other starts are at 2.05,3.10 and 3.40. introduced by Clare Balding . producer Gerry Morrison
Editor AlastairMclntyre


Introduced By: Clare Balding
Producer: Gerry Morrison

: Escape to the Country

A couple coming up to retirement search for a home amid the splendour of Shropshire. (S)

: Ready Steady Cook

Paul Rankin and Phil Vickery cook for the Earl of Onslow and his daughter. (S)


Unknown: Paul Rankin
Unknown: Phil Vickery

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz presented by Anne Robinson. (R)(S)


Presented By: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

Eight Misbehavin Apu's wife Manjula gives birth to octuplets in the first of this evening's triple bill. (S)
6.20 Take My Wife, Sleaze. Marge is kidnapped. Featuring the voices of John Goodman and Henry Winkler. (5)
6.40 Little Big Mom. The onus is on Lisa to be mother of the house when Marge is injured on a skiing trip. (S)


Unknown: John Goodman
Unknown: Henry Winkler.

: FightBox

Number-three seed Kill Frenzy defends its position against three very different warriors in the shape of Bio-Whirlwind, Dave, and Rude Jude. With Trevor Nelson and Lisa Snowdon.
Director Paul Kirrage ; Producer Rupert Rumney
First shown on BBC3 (S) www.bbcfightbox.co.uk


Unknown: Trevor Nelson
Unknown: Lisa Snowdon.
Director: Paul Kirrage
Producer: Rupert Rumney

: The Flying Gardener

Hot Exotics. A night of horticulture begins with a trip to south-west Ireland and the islands of Fota and Garinish as Chris Beardshaw
examines a unique climate that means exotic plants from all over the world can be grown outside. Director Duncan Barnes ; Series producer Gill Tiemey (R) (S)


Director: Duncan Barnes
Producer: Gill Tiemey

: Small Town Gardens

6/6. A small strip of garden outside artist Simon Hart 's studio in Dartmouth, Devon, needs rejuvenating. Irish designer Mary Reynolds wants to introduce natural forms inspired by the surrounding countryside, but will that appeal to
Simon and his wife Theri? With James Alexander-Sinclair . Director/Producer Paul Vanezis (S)


Artist: Simon Hart
Designer: Mary Reynolds
Unknown: James Alexander-Sinclair
Producer: Paul Vanezis

: Gardeners' World

A chance to see some of the highlights from this year's National Gardens Scheme, where keen horticulturalists from all over Britain opened their gardens to the public. Along the way, Rachel de Thame picks up advice on how to establish a mass of vibrant flowers in a small garden.
Producer David Leighton : Series editor Gill Tierney (Revised rpt) (S)


Producer: David Leighton
Editor: Gill Tierney

: White Slaves, Pirate Gold - Timewatch

A shipwreck off Devon uncovered much more than a haul of Islamic coins and jewellery - it also revealed a forgotten and fearful time when coastal Europe lived in terror of the "Barbary pirates". The documentary series travels from the wreck to the spice markets of Morocco to tell the story behind the ship, and explain why over a million Europeans vanished into North Africa in the 250 years from 1570.
Director Harry Marshall ; Producer Laura Marshall (R) (S)


Director: Harry Marshall
Producer: Laura Marshall

: Ancient Voices

Archaeological research reveals the history behind some of the world's ancient monuments. (Revised rpt) (S)

: As Time Goes By

In Los Angeles, an executive whizzkid decides whether Jean and Lionel's love story will be turned into a film. Written by Bob Larbey ; Producer Sydney Lotterby
Executive producer Philip Jones (R) (S)


Written By: Bob Larbey
Producer: Philip Jones

: Newsnight

Presented by Gavin Esler. (S)


Presented By: Gavin Esler.

: Newsnight Review

For a review of the cultural highs and lows of the past 12 months, presenter Kirsty Wark is joined by Tom Paulin , Germaine Greer , Bonnie Greer and Bill Buford.
Series producer Tanya Hudson (S)


Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Unknown: Bill Buford.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Arena: Buffalo Bill's Wild West - How the MythWas Made

Buffalo Bill was instrumental in transforming the Wild West into the caricatured setting portrayed in countless films and novels. Using archive footage, this part-dramatised documentary tells story of a man who was variously prairie scout, buffalo hunter and creator of the Wild West Show.
Producer Mary Dickinson ; Series editor Anthony Wall (S)


Producer: Mary Dickinson

: The X-Files

A double bill from season two.
Irresistible. Mutilated corpses are unearthed. (R) (S)
1.45 AM Die Hand die Verletzt. A conspiracy involving satanic abuse is uncovered in New Hampshire. (R) (S)

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
National Test Revision Revisewise Challenge at Home: Science (S)

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