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: CBeebies

Ends 6.30.

Tweenies Count to Christmas
Jake spins the wheel.

Followed by Fimbles
Snowballs change into a snowfimble.
BBC Fimbles magazine: £1.45

6.25 Ethelbert the Tiger
Ethelbert wants to live alone.


Ends 10.30.

It's very hot.

6.55 Taz-Mania
A double bill of fun with Taz and friends.

7.15 Looney Tunes
Sylvester has new neighbours.

7.30 Smile
The winner of Your Riddims. Your UK 2003 is in the studio and there's more from
December's featured artists of the month, S Club 8. Plus fun with What's New Scooby-Doo?, Woody Woodpecker, Cavegirl, Arthur, Even Stevens and Dennis the Menace.
Presented by Reggie Yates, DJ Devstar and Fearne Cotton.

Next Sunday's programme is at 9.30am on BBC1


Presenter (Smile): Reggie Yates
Presenter (Smile): DJ Devstar
Presenter (Smile): Fearne Cotton
Director (Smile): Angela Sharp
Producer (Smile): Ben Brewster

: Green Fire

Romantic drama starring
Stewart Granger and Grace Kelly. Adventurer Rian Mitchell has to choose between his love for plantation owner
Catherine Knowland and his cherished dream of finding the Green Fire emerald. Review page 50.
Rian Mitchell Stewart Granger
Director Andrew Marton (1954. U)


Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Grace Kelly.
Unknown: Rian Mitchell
Unknown: Catherine Knowland
Director: Andrew Marton
Catherine Knowland: Grace Kelly
Vic Leonard: Paul Douglas
Donald Knowland: John Ericson
El Moro: Murvyn Vye

: Great Expectations

***** David Lean 's
Oscar-winning adaptation of Charles Dickens 's classic novel, starring John Mills and featuring Alec Guinness. The life of a poor young orphan boy suddenly alters when he comes into a fortune from an unknown benefactor. Reviewpage50.
(1946, PG) (BW)
AlecGuinnessisin TheFalloftheRoman
Alec Guinness 's secret life: page 6


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Alec Guinness.
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Pip an adult: John Mills
Estella an adult: Valerie Hobson
Joe Gargery: Bernard Miles
Jaggers: Francis L Sullivan
Miss Havisham: Martita Hunt
Abel Magwitch: Finlay Currie
Herbert Pocket: Alec Guinness
Estella a child: Jean Simmons

: Sunday Grandstand

Presented by Clare Balding.
2.05 Road to Athens
A look at modern pentathlon's World Cup final, where competitors are looking forward to the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
2.15 Showjumping
Action from the international championships at London's Olympia. Big names expected to be competing for the £234,000 in prize money include British number one Robert Smith, and the Whitaker boys Michael, John and Robert.
Including at 3.00 the World Cup qualifier in which 30 top riders compete for World Cup points.
4.30 Neil Hodgson Feature
After winning the world superbike title by more than 100 points, Neil Hodgson has switched to the MotoGP circuit. This profile looks at his past and future. Producer Lakviar Singh
Editor Lawrence Duffy


Presented By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Robert Smith
Unknown: Michael. John
Unknown: Neil Hodgson
Unknown: Neil Hodgson
Producer: Lakviar Singh
Editor: Lawrence Duffy

: Bill Oddie Goes Wild - California

In search of the hidden wildlife of the sunshine state, Bill Oddie encounters sea otters, chipmunks and sealions and a very curious coyote. He has a close encounter with a blue whale and visits the wilderness of Yosemite... Producer Stephen Moss ; Executive producer Fiona Pitcher


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producer: Stephen Moss
Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: Wild Battlefields: Shark

1/3. What's it like to be a tiger shark - to have extraordinary senses and detect things humans cannot see or feel? In this new wildlife experience, the latest in image technology enables us to enter a very different world and reveals search patterns and attack strategies that have never been seen. Producers: Peter Bassett and Michael Bright Wild Battlefields: Wolf is on Christmas Eve at 8.40pm


Producers: Peter Bassett
Producers: Michael Bright

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson compares the current Mercedes SL with the same model from 1972 and compares the modem day Audi TTV6 to Ford's classic Capri V6. Richard Hammond sees how much car you can get for under L10,000 when he tries out the latest Nissan Micra. This week's "star in a reasonably priced car" is Johnny Vegas. Plus there's a bid to break the land speed record for a saloon car. Director Brian Klein ; Series editor Andy Wilman


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: Johnny Vegas.
Director: Brian Klein
Editor: Andy Wilman

: SAS Survival Secrets

4/8. The series about covert operations techniques.
The British minister continues her visit to the fictional war-torn country of Mostovia. A four-man body guarding team have been tasked with her protection. How does it react to various threats and armed attacks? More next Sunday. Producer Charlie Clay ; Executive producer Paul Wooding


Producer: Charlie Clay
Producer: Paul Wooding

: Louis and the Nazis

Louis Theroux travels through California trying to find a little humanity among some of America's most notorious and committed Nazis. Among those he meets are April
Gaede, whose two daughters (favourite computer game: Ethnic Cleansing) sing racist songs to an audience of skinheads, and one of America's most famous racists, Tom Metzger , whose life seems full of contradictions. But during a barbecue held by skinheads things soon turn nasty when Louis refuses to declare if he is Jewish. Director Stuart Cabb
Executive producers Stuart Cabb and David Mortimer


Presenter: Louis Theroux
Unknown: Tom Metzger
Director: Stuart Cabb
Executive Producer: Stuart Cabb
Executive Producer: David Mortimer

: Office Christmas Parties

A comical portrait of that favourite British institution - the staff Christmas party. John and Ann Armstrong , who run a double-glazing company, decide to lay on a works Christmas party to try and encourage their staff to turn up for work. For Peter Kelly , MD of an IT sales company parties are a way of life, and his office party is a lavish 70s-themed affair. Directors/Producers Fergus O'Brien and Sarah Bampton


Unknown: Ann Armstrong
Unknown: Peter Kelly
Producers: Fergus O'Brien
Producers: Sarah Bampton

: I Love Toys

A light-hearted celebrity celebration of the huge variety of toys that have appeared on the Christmas wish list of generations of children. What Not to Wear's Susannah and Trinny examine Barbie's and Sindy's wardrobes.
Location, Location, Location's Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer visit Monopoly's London landmarks. Directors Jane Stanton and Will Bryant
Executive producer Alan Brown


Unknown: Kirstie Allsopp
Unknown: Phil Spencer
Directors: Jane Stanton
Directors: Will Bryant
Producer: Alan Brown

: Red Dwarf IV: Dimension Jump

5/6. A charming, brave and modest test pilot in the Space Corps meets his counterpart aboard Red Dwarf.


includes music from the Jam, Stevie Wonder ,
Cilia Black, Simply Red and the Blasters.


Unknown: Stevie Wonder

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Guests on tonight's music showcase are the Pretenders; former Skunk Anansie frontwoman, Skin; Electric Six from
Detroit; and Robert Palmer.


Unknown: Robert Palmer.

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