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: CBeebies

Ends 9.00.

Little Bear
A triple bill of adventure with the small cub.

6.30 Fimbles
The gang turn the valley into a wonderland.

6.50 Romuald the Reindeer
Romuald has a visit from his friend Renaldo.

7.00 Postman Pat
Pat's faulty alarm lets him oversleep.

7.15 Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford moves to the Island.

7.30 CBeebies Pantomime: Oh Yes It is!
The Prince's Palace hosts a star-studded party.
Shown Christmas Day on CBeebies channel

7.45 Bill and Ben
Bob the hedgehog settles down for winter.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

8.00 Bob the Builder
Roley meets a rock star.

8.10 Balamory
Archie invents a noisy hat

8.30 Tweenies
The Tweenies prepare for their pantomime.

8.50 Pingu
Pingu gets a new kite and plays a game of fish.


Writer (Balamory): Kath Yelland

: Laurel and Hardy: Blotto

Stan and Ollie have a night on the town.
(Another fine mess at 12.30pm.) (BW)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

11/12. Sea and Psychology. The tale of a shipwreck survivor who lived on fish's eyeballs for 76 days. (Revised rpt)

: Pole to Pole

5/7. Crossing the Line
Soldiers from an overthrown dictatorship, a teenage army and bandits hinder Michael's progress in Ethiopia.

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

As Johann Strauss 's bicentenary year begins, Riccardo Muti guides Vienna's Philharmonic Orchestra through the traditional concert from the Vienna Musikverein's Golden Hall. Radio 3 cover the concert in a broadcast starting at 10 15am, while BBC4 have an extended version at 7pm. Director Brian Large
Producer David Stevens


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Riccardo Muti
Producer: David Stevens

: Laurel and Hardy

The Hoose-Gow. Stan and Ollie cause mayhem in prison. (BW)

: Music of the Heart

Biographical drama starring Meryl Streep.

When her navy husband leaves her, violinist Roberta gets a job as a teacher at an East Harlem school and embarks on a quest to bring the joy of music to underprivileged youngsters.
Review page 76.
(1999, PG)


Roberta: Meryl Streep
Director: Wes Craven

: The Victors

r Second World War epic which chronicles the adventures of a a US infantry unit based in Sicily as its members take part in the invasions of France, Germany and the postwar occupation. Review page 79.
Director Carl Foreman (1963)


Director: Carl Foreman
Cpl Trower: George Hamilton
Cpl Chase: George Peppard
Frenchwoman: Jeanne Moreau
Regine: Romy Schneider
Sgt Craig: Eli Wallach

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Ultimate Wild Night

The best moments from last year's wildlife programmes and favourites from the BBC's Natural History Unit make up this three-hour special, hosted by Bill Oddie from the Eden Project in Cornwall and Devon's National Marine Aquarium-
6.00 Elephants turn the cameras on the film-makers, there's a look at Britain's cleverest animal and David Attenborough recalls his personal highlights from Wildlife on One - his encounters with meerkats and dolphins.
7.00 The second hour includes a visit to Prince Charles's organic garden at Highgrove, while Bill Oddie revisits Wild in Your Garden. Saba Douglas-Hamilton searches for tigers in India and watches reindeer migrate towards the Arctic, plus highlights from Wild Down Under with New
Zealand's parrots and Pacific underwater wonders.
8.00 Natural World visits Five Owl Farm in North Yorkshire as Wildlife on One focuses on the dragon lizard. David Attenborough discusses his new series Life in the Undergrowth and there's more from Australia, including kangaroos and koalas.
Producer Sarah Pitt ; Executive producer Fiona Pitcher ^ www.bbc.co.uk/nature Videoplus code for 6.00 to 9.00pm (non-PDC)


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Saba Douglas-Hamilton
Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Sarah Pitt
Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: Bruce Forsyth Night: Room 101

Three programmes dedicated to the veteran entertainer to celebrate his showbiz career spanning over 50 years.

Female television presenters who shout and, controversially, Yugoslavia are among the things that Bruce Forsyth tries to convince Paul Merton to consign to oblivion.

(Will Self's pet hates are aired at 12.10am)


Presenter: Paul Merton
Guest: Bruce Forsyth
Producer: Victoria Payne

: My Holiday with Brucie

Bruce and his wife Wilnelia travel to the remote island of Hainan off the coast of China, where Wilnelia designs swimwear for the Miss World contest and Bruce reflects on his lengthy career.
Director/Producer Will Yapp

: Have I Got Bruce for You

The celebrated edition of the topical quiz in which Bruce Forsyth took over the mantle of presenter. Regulars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by Marcus Brigstocke and Natasha Kaplinsky.
Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Steve Doherty
Videoplus code for 9.00 to 10.40pm (non-PDC) 9776606*


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Steve Doherty

: That Was the Week We Watched

6/6. In the week beginning 2 April 1977 the nation settled down to watch the premieres of two major television dramas, Roots and Jesus of Nazareth, and the BBC was due to broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest from
Wembley on the Saturday night.

: Grumpy Old Men at Christmas

Jeremy Clarkson , Andrew Marr and John Sergeant add their gripes to those of Will Self, Arthur Smith , John Peel, Rick Wakeman and Rory McGrath in a seasonal Scrooge special. Shown on Christmas Day at 10.20pm


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Rick Wakeman
Unknown: Rory McGrath

: Room 101

Cantankerous writer and journalist Will Self vents forth on his lengthy list of loathing, which ranges from the crown jewels to cheese footballs.

: The Fast Show

Unlucky Alf attempts to propose to his beloved, while Colin Hunt holds court in his natural habitat and football pundit Ron Manager is lost for words. Directors Mark Mylod. Sid Roberson


Unknown: Colin Hunt
Unknown: Ron Manager
Directors: Mark Mylod.
Directors: Sid Roberson

: Red Dwarf VI: Emohawk: Polymorph II

4/6. The Dwarfers need engine parts from a fearsome clan, but there's a price to pay.


Director: Andy de Emmony
Producer: Justin Judd


A rock special, featuring hits from the Darkness, Def Leppard, Queen, Iron Maiden, Foreigner, Van Halen and Golden Earring.

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