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: CBeebies

Ends 9.00.

Little Bear
Tutu finds a cricket. Little Bear collects leaves.

6.30 Fimbles
Rome finds a snowglobe, but what's inside?

6.50 Romuald the Reindeer
Romuald is jealous of Ulrika's invisible friend.

7.00 Postman Pat
Pat faces a race against time.

7.15 Clifford the Big Red Dog
Charley learns a promise should be honoured.

7.30 CBeebies Pantomime: Oh Yes It Is!
Will there be a happy ending for everyone in the final instalment of Cinderella? Shown Boxing Day on CBeebies channel

7.45 Bill and Ben
Weed wants to travel the world.
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

8.00 Bob the Builder
A mix-up leaves a roof red and green.

8.10 Balamory
Josie Jump and PC Plum entertain the children.
Writer Davey Moore

8.30 Tweenies
Milo leaves muddy footprints on the floor.

8.50 Pingu
Pingu's circus, and the bad mood.

: Laurel and Hardy: Chickens Come Home

Ollie runs for mayor, but an old flame tries to blackmail him.
(BW)

Contributors

Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

Arctic and Desert. From the frozen far north of Sweden in midwinter to 5,000 miles south in the Sahara, lessons in how to survive in some of Earth's most inhospitable places. (Revised repeat)

: Pole to Pole

6/7. Evil Shadow. Arriving in Johannesburg, Michael hears terrible news.
11.20 7/7. Planes and Boats and Trains. Michael hopes to catch the annual sailing from Cape Town to the Antarctic.

: Trade Secrets

Experts tips. (R)

: Anna and the King:the Real Story of AnnaLeonowens

The diaries of Anna Leonowens inspired The King and I, but what was her life really like?

Contributors

Unknown: Anna Leonowens

: Laurel and Hardy: Busy Bodies

Stan and Ollie are at work in a woodshop, causing havoc. (BW)

Contributors

Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Scarlet Claw

Sherlock Holmes and Watson investigate a series of murders which the Canadian locals fear were the work of a monster. Review page 80. Director Roy William Neill (1944. PG)
(BW)

Contributors

Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Director: Roy William Neill

: Cinderella

From the Royal Opera House in London, the Royal Ballet presents a new production of Frederick Ashton 's classic fairy-tale ballet to the score by Sergei Prokofiev. The cast is led by Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg plus veterans Wayne Sleep and Anthony Dowell. Introduced by Deborah Bull. Director Ross MacGibbon
Producer Ben Weston

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Sergei Prokofiev.
Unknown: Alina Cojocaru
Unknown: Johan Kobborg
Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Unknown: Anthony Dowell.
Introduced By: Deborah Bull.
Director: Ross MacGibbon
Producer: Ben Weston

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary challenge.

: Weakest Link

Another edition of the elimination quiz presented by the acerbic Anne Robinson.

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: True Grit

Classic western starring John Wayne as one-eyed US marshal "Rooster" Cogburn.

When a young girl discovers that her father has been robbed and murdered, she persuades the hard-drinking Cogburn to track down the killer. Review Dace 66.
(1969, PG)

Contributors

Director: Henry Hathaway
Reuben J. Rooster Cogburn: John Wayne
La Boeuf: Glen Campbell
Mattie Ross: Kim Darby
Tom Chaney: Jeff Corey
Ned Pepper: Robert Duvall
Emmett Quincy: Jeremy Slate
Moon: Dennis Hopper
Goudy: Alfred Ryder
Colonel G. Stonehill: Strother Martin
Captain Boots Finch: Ron Soble
Lawyer J Noble Daggett: John Fiedler
Judge Parker: James Westerfield
Sheriff: John Doucette

: Celebrity Mastermind

3/3. Stephen Fry is tested on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Gyles Brandreth takes the life and works of Sir John Gielguid as his specialist subject, the Poet Laureate Andrew Motion has his knowledge of Philip Larkin tested, and athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson faces questions on the first three Star Wars films.

Contributors

Contender: Stephen Fry
Contender: Gyles Brandreth
Contender: Andrew Motion
Contender: Tanni Grey-Thompson

: Restoration

I Last summer, Restoration fever swept the nation. From choice of 30 threatened historic buildings, viewers had to vote for just one. The prize? £3.5 million to haul the winner back from the precipice of dereliction. Now, a feW months on, what has happened to the victor, Victoria
Baths in Manchester? What triumphs and disasters have beset the other 29 buildings? And how did the nation respond to the call to arms to save Britain's heritage? This is the story of the battle to save British heritage from ruin, Producer Nick Aarons
Executive producers Nikki Cheetham and Annette Clarke

Contributors

Producer: Nick Aarons
Producers: Nikki Cheetham
Producers: Annette Clarke

: Dead Ringers New Year Special

2/2. The impressions show looks at what we can expect from 2004, including Lord of the Rings Part 4, directed by Richard Curtis, and a shocking siege situation on the set of Griff Rhys Jones's Restoration. With Kevin Connelly, Phil Cornwell, Jon Culshaw, Mark Perry and Jan Ravens.
Ozzy, meet Ozzy: page 17

Contributors

Impressionist: Kevin Connelly
Impressionist: Phil Cornwell
Impressionist: Jon Culshaw
Impressionist: Mark Perry
Impressionist: Jan Ravens

: Little Britain

More distinctive characters from modern society feature in the comedy sketch show from Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Narrated by Tom Baker. Anthony Head guests. First shown on BBC3

Contributors

Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams.
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Unknown: Anthony Head

: Room 101

Stephen Fry explains why late-night discussion shows top his list of irritations.

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Fry

: The Fast Show

Drama with Monkfish, more music with Jazz Club and the soppy businessmen in an aeroplane.
12.00 The re-run ends with the world's crudest salesman at a fashion show, Squire Ted celebrating Ralph's birthday and the competitive dad playing Monopoly.

Contributors

Unknown: Squire Ted

: Red Dwarf VI: Rimmerworld

5/6. Trapped aboard a ship that's disintegrating, Rimmer heroically abandons his crewmates.

: TOTP2

Former Eurythmics frontwoman Annie Lennnox performs some new and old material.

Contributors

Unknown: Annie Lennnox

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Joining Jools will be Annie Lennox, performing tracks from her recent solo album, Bare. Also appearing are Ryan Adams; the leading female star of the Wassoulou sound, Oumou Sangare; and young blues enthusiasts the 22-20s. Plus Courtney Pine and David McAlmont.

Contributors

Presenter: Jools Holland
Singer: Annie Lennox
Singer: Ryan Adams
Singer: Oumou Sangare
Musicians: The 22-20s
Saxophonist: Courtney Pine
Singer: David McAlmont








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