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: CBeebies

Ends 9.00.

Little Bear
Collecting flora and fauna, celebrating New Year's Eve and doing impressions.

6.30 Fimbles
Florrie finds a beautiful star.

6.50 Romuald the Reindeer
Romuald babysits his sister.

7.00 Postman Pat
It's a very windy day in Greendale.

7.15 Clifford the Big Red Dog
Has Cleo hurt her claw?

7.30 CBeebies Pantomime - Oh Yes It is!
CBeebies presenters recount the Cinderella story.
Shown Christmas Eve on CBeebies channel

7.45 Bill and Ben
The flowerpot men transform a pile of snow into a gift for Weed.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

8.00 Bob the Builder
When Bob is called away, Mr Beasley makes a start on his lean-to himself.

8.10 Balamory
Miss Hoolie would like to have a good old dance.

8.30 Tweenies
The friends get ready to perform their show.

8.50 Pingu
Animated fun with the little penguin.


Writer (Balamory): Penny Lloyd

: Millennium: a Thousand Years of History

10/10. Century of the Globe
In the 20th century Freud explores the human psyche, and science splits the atom.

: The Way We Travelled

3/3. Recalling how
Michael Palin circumnavigated the globe. Director Steve Webb Pole to Pole is at 11.45am


Unknown: Michael Palin
Director: Steve Webb

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

10/12. Rockies/Military
Mears experiences the wilds of Canada, and follows the RAF's survival training course. Producer Andrew Graham-Brown
(Revised repeat)


Producer: Andrew Graham-Brown

: Pole to Pole

4/7. Shifting Sands. Michael Palin prepares to cross the Sudan.


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Animaland

Is the lion really the King of the Jungle?

: Laurel and Hardy: Laughing Gravy

Stan and Ollie try to sneak their dog into their lodgings. (BW)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Perry Mason

Case of the Reckless Romeo After revealing the secrets of his love life on TV, Ted Mayne is murdered by one of the women implicated.


Unknown: Ted Mayne

: Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors

Miss Marple visits a reform school mansion where there's a feeling of unrest. After dinner, two of the party are heard arguing - then a shot is fired.
Dramatised by TR Bowen


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: T.R. Bowen
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Norman Stone
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Det Ch Insp Slack: David Horovitch
Det Sgt Lake: Ian Brimble
Carrie-Louise Serrocold: Jean Simmons
Lewis Serrocold: Joss Ackland
Ruth Van Rydock: Faith Brook
Edgar Lawson: Neal Swettenham
Mildred Strete: Gillian Barge

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary challenge.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Good Life: Mutiny

Jerry faces a no-win situation - does he obey his boss or witness Margo's performance in The Sound of Music? An episode of the sitcom first shown in 1976.
A fictional documentary Life beyond the Box: Margo is at 9pm

RT Shop: The Good Life boxed set, containing the complete series, is available from Choices Direct. To order call [number removed], quoting Radio Times


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Jerry Leadbetter: Paul Eddington
Margo Leadbetter: Penelope Keith
Sir Andrew: Reginald Marsh

: The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message

The Most Rev Dr Rowan Williams reflects on 2003 and also looks forward to the challenges in the year ahead.
(Repeated tomorrow at 1pm on BBC1)


Speaker: Dr Rowan Williams
Producer: Jonathan Mayo

: Chisum

Western starring John Wayne.

New Mexico cattle baron John Chisum takes action when his empire is threatened by businessman Lawrence Murphy. Realising Murphy has the local sheriff in his control, Chisum seeks help from friends Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
Review page 75.
(1970, PG) (S) (W)
(True Grit is on Friday 2 January at 6.20pm)


Director: Andrew V McLaglen
John Chisum: John Wayne
Lawrence Murphy: Forrest Tucker
Dan Nodeen: Christopher George
James Pepper: Ben Johnson
Pat Garrett: Glenn Corbett
Sheriff Brady: Bruce Cabot
Alex McSween: Andrew Prine
J.H. Tunstall: Patric Knowles
Jess Evans: Richard Jaeckel
Sue McSween: Lynda Day [Lynda Day George]
Billy 'The Kid' Bonney: Geoffrey Deuel

: Celebrity Mastermind

2/3. Bill Oddie, Charlie Higson, Julia Somerville and Germaine Greer answer questions on American jazz, James Bond, Winnie the Pooh and Australian rainforests respectively. John Humphrys asks the questions.
(The final edition is on Friday 2 January at 8.25pm)


Presenter: John Humphrys
Contender: Bill Oddie
Contender: Charlie Higson
Contender: Julia Somerville
Contender: Germaine Greer

: Life beyond the Box: Margo

What was the background to The Good Life's memorably monstrous social-climber Margo Leadbetter? This fictional biography combines clips from the classic 1970s sitcom with archive footage, an interview with Margo's best friend (played by Rita Tushingham), and cameos from Richard and Judy, Max Clifford, Raj Persaud and Judith Chalmers.

Comedy: Life beyond the Box: Margo 9.00pm BBC2
The Good Life's Margo Leadbetter is possibly the most unashamed snob in TV history. Life beyond the Box gives us a fuller picture of Margo (Penelope Keith, who does not take part here) with a fictional biography using clips from The Good Life, interviews from people in Margo's life, and new footage. The programme charts her life since her 1970s heyday, through politics, entertainment and a quiz-show scandal. (AG)


Unknown: Margo Leadbetter
Played By: Rita Tushingham
Unknown: Max Clifford
Unknown: Raj Persaud
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Director: Margy Kinmonth
Producer: Helen Jerome

: TOTP2 Special

With Top of the Pops about to turn 40 tomorrow, Steve Wright celebrates that landmark with a plethora of performances from the last four decades. Among the featured artists are the Three Degrees, Elton John, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Europe, Blondie, the Nolans, Lionel Richie , the Bee Gees, Madonna and Kylie Minogue. More vintage Top of the Pops routines at 2.05am.
Producer Mark Hagen


Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Joan Jett
Unknown: Lionel Richie
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Jools's 11th Annual Hootenanny

A star-studded line-up accompanies Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra in welcoming in the new year.
As well as classics from Desmond Dekker, Lulu, Alabama soul queen Candi Staton and ex-Bad Company and Free frontman Paul Rodgers, Glaswegian hellraisers Primal Scream plunder their greatest hits and Texas play one of their best-known songs plus tracks from their recent album.
The new year will be played in by the pipers and drummers of the First Battalion Scots Guards.
Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producer Alison Howe Party atmosphere: page 15


Presenter: Jools Holland
Unknown: Desmond Dekker
Unknown: Paul Rodgers
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Alison Howe

: The Fast Show

Cult sketch show, featuring the world's worst casino croupier.

: Red Dwarf VI: Gunmen of the Apocalypse

3/5. Kryten contracts a deadly computer virus.


Performers include Nik Kershaw , the Rembrandts, Bjork and the Proclaimers. 5284888j-


Unknown: Nik Kershaw

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