The lake is frozen and a deer is hurt. (R) (S)
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)
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)
Archie is feeling glum after getting flu. (R) (S)
The gang want it to snow. (R) (S)
A brand new sibling is on the way. (R)
5/10. Century of the Sail. The 15th century and China sets out to dominate the seas.
1/2. A reflection on 50 years of gardening on television.
Director Kerry Richardson : Executive producer Mark Hill
5/12. Rogers's Rangers
Retracing the footsteps of Mears's childhood hero, 18th-century American frontiersman Robert Rogers.
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.
Ginger Nutt 's plans are interrupted.
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
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
Nanette Newman and Emma Forbes are guests.
More quiz contestants risk the wrath of host Anne Robinson.
Producer Alexandra McLeod : Series producer Dee Todd
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
Lt Col Kirby Yorke:
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
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
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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
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
Presenter Paul Merton invites Kathy Burke to rid the world of her pet hates, including mobile phones and Jeffrey Archer. Producer Richard Wilson
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
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
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.
REM, Buddy Guy , Yoko Ono , Jamelia, June Tabor and British Sea Power are tonight's eclectic line-up.