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Ends 9.00.

Little Bear
The lake is frozen and a deer is hurt. (R) (S)

6.30 Fimbles
Pom finds a beautiful autumn leaf. (R) (S)

6.50 Romuald the Reindeer
A computer game proves addictive. (R) (S)

7.00 Fireman Sam
Sarah and James are trapped in the ice. (R) (S)

7.20 Brum
A couple of thieves must be stopped. (R) (S)

7.30 Postman Pat
Pat does his round on ice skates. (R) (S)

7.45 Bill and Ben
The duo make a snow castle. (R) (S)
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

8.00 Bob the Builder
The farm roof is close to collapse. (R) (S)

8.10 Balamory
Archie is feeling glum after getting flu. (R) (S)

8.30 Tweenies
The gang want it to snow. (R) (S)

8.50 Pingu
A brand new sibling is on the way. (R)

: Millennium: a Thousand Years of History

5/10. Century of the Sail. The 15th century and China sets out to dominate the seas.

: The Joy of Gardening

1/2. A reflection on 50 years of gardening on television.
Director Kerry Richardson : Executive producer Mark Hill


Director: Kerry Richardson
Producer: Mark Hill

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

5/12. Rogers's Rangers
Retracing the footsteps of Mears's childhood hero, 18th-century American frontiersman Robert Rogers.


Unknown: Robert Rogers.

: Around the World in 80 Days

6/7. Far East and Farther East After stopping in Tokyo,
Michael has to find a shipping company willing to ferry him across the Pacific.


Presenter: Michael Palin

: Animaland

Ginger Nutt 's plans are interrupted.


Unknown: Ginger Nutt

: Pursuit to Algiers

Crime mystery starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
Sherlock Holmes is asked to safeguard a foreign prince who must return home from London following his father's death. Review page 61.
(1945, U) (BW)
Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman is on Sunday 28th December at 1.20pm


Director: Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Watson: Nigel Bruce

: The Fall of the Roman Empire

Historical epic starring Sophia Loren , Stephen Boyd and featuring Alec Guinness. The Roman Empire falls into the hands of the unstable, corrupt Commodus, whose insane pride leads to cruelty and revolt. Caught up in the turmoil are his sister and the man who should have become emperor. Review page 6L Director Anthony Mann (1964, U)
Arena: Alec Guinness - a Secret Man is on Monday 29 December at 9pm
Alec Guinnesss secret life: page 6


Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Stephen Boyd
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Director: Anthony Mann
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Alec Guinnesss

: Final Score

Results and reports.

: Ready Steady Cook

Nanette Newman and Emma Forbes are guests.


Unknown: Nanette Newman
Unknown: Emma Forbes

: Weakest Link

More quiz contestants risk the wrath of host Anne Robinson.
Producer Alexandra McLeod : Series producer Dee Todd


Unknown: Anne Robinson.
Producer: Alexandra McLeod
Producer: Dee Todd

: Rio Grande

The season directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne continues with this western. On the Mexican border in the 1880s, Lt Colonel Yorke of the US cavalry is conducting a vain campaign against marauding Apaches. When his son arrives at the fort, followed by Yorke's estranged wife, family conflict adds to his troubles. Review page 62.
Director John Ford (1950. U) (BW) The Quiet Man is showing on Tuesday 30 December at 5.55pm


Director: John Ford
Lt Col Kirby Yorke: John Wayne

: Celebrity Mastermind

New series 1/3. David Blunkett answers questions on the Harry Potter novels, Shaun Williamson tackles the life Richard Burton , Antony Worrall Thompson opts for the works of Escoffier, and Jeremy Bowen 's knowledge of the Arab/Israeli Six Day War is tested. With John Humphrys.
Director Chris Power : Producer Pam Cavanagh Another Celebrity Mastermind is on New Year's Eve at 8.30pm


Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Harry Potter
Unknown: Shaun Williamson
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Director: Chris Power
Producer: Pam Cavanagh

: Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher

What happened to Slade Prison's most famous old lag in the years since he announced he was going straight?
Find out in this fictional biography of one of Britain's most warmly remembered criminals, from wartime evacuation to Wales and teddy-boy stardom in Muswell Hill to various spells at Her Majesty's pleasure and his present life in north London. An episode of Porridge follows.
Producer Kim Flitcroft ; Executive producer Leanna Klein Life beyond the Box: Margo is on New Year's Eve at 9pm


Producer: Kim Flitcroft
Producer: Leanna Klein

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Porridge 22 May 2016

: Porridge

Disturbing the Peace. Fletcher thinks he is in for an easy ride when Mackay leaves Slade Prison. But then he meets the fearsome replacement in this episode from 1975.
Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais : Director/Producer Sydney Lottertoy Another episode on Monday 29 December at 10.30pm


Unknown: Slade Prison.
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais

: That Was the Week We Watched

New series 1/6. How the TV schedules of a particular week capture the essence of an era - in this case mid-November 1973. Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips and the BBC broadcast the first Last of the Summer Wine.
Plus an investigation into why the horse playing Black Beauty required make-up. Narrated by Simon Pegg.
Director Kevin McMunigal; Series producer Toby Stevens The series continues tomorrow at 11.10pm


Narrator: Simon Pegg
Director: Kevin McMunigal
Series producer: Toby Stevens

: Room 101

Presenter Paul Merton invites Kathy Burke to rid the world of her pet hates, including mobile phones and Jeffrey Archer. Producer Richard Wilson


Presenter: Paul Merton
Unknown: Kathy Burke
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Fast Show

it may well be too cold to use your jumpers for goalposts, but Ron Manager still has plenty of useful advice.
Directors John Birkin and Arch Dyson


Unknown: Ron Manager
Directors: John Birkin

: Grumpy Old Men

1/4. Is This the World We Created?
Another chance to see the series, showing over the next four nights, in which the self-confessed grumpiest group in Britain - 35-54-year-old males - get things off their chests. Designer labels, fatty foods, body-piercing, automated call centres and speed bumps get a sound dressing-down from Bill Nighy , Bob Geldof , Rory McGrath and Arthur Smith. Producer Hugh Pearson


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Hugh Pearson

: Red Dwarf V: Quarantine

4/6. After an encounter at a viral research centre, Rimmer decides on drastic measures and locks up the rest of the crew.


Featuring Black, the Eagles, Chumbawamba,
Wax, the Adverts and the Rolling Stones.

: Later.... with Jools Holland

REM, Buddy Guy , Yoko Ono , Jamelia, June Tabor and British Sea Power are tonight's eclectic line-up.


Unknown: Buddy Guy
Unknown: Yoko Ono
Unknown: June Tabor

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