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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.

Fimbo finds the perfect present for Florrie.
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6.20 Teletubbies
A group of children explore a rock pool.
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6.45 Clifford the Big Red Dog
Jetta learns to accept help from friends when it's needed.
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Ends 8.30.

The Blue Peter Book Awards
Honouring the authors and illustrators of the best children's books of 2003.

7.25 Legacy of the Silver Shadow
1/13. Four kids - Josh, Alex Campbell and Gretel - stumble upon the lair of the Silver Shadow, a long-forgotten superhero from the 50s, in this comedy drama.

7.50 ChuckleVision
Paul and Barry take charge at a holiday camp.
Monday-Wednesday's episodes written by John Sayle
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8.10 Arthur
Arthur's mum and dad argue over spilt milk.
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8.25 Newsround

: CBeebies

Ends 10.25.

The others accuse Jake of cheating.
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BBC Video: Tweenies: Let's Play.

8.50 Bob the Builder
Pilchard the cat goes missing.
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9.00 The Shiny Show
In today's quiz Tigs, Mukka and Dogsby learn more about boats.
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9.20 Little Red Tractor: The Big Bang
Animated farmyard fun with Stan and co What is causing the loud bangs on Gosling Farm?

9.30 Teletubbies
A group of children take a ride on a bus.
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10.00 Fimbles: Gold Coin
What will Florrie buy with her gold coin?

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Stingray

Deep Heat. An undersea volcanic vent puts the sub's crew in danger. More tomorrow at the same time

: Big Screen Britain

Why did director David Lean choose Carnforth station in Lancashire as the location for his classic 1945 romance Brief Encounter? Ben Fogle finds out. (Revised repeat)


Director: David Lean
Unknown: Ben Fogle

: Second Chorus

The first of this week's five films, showing daily, starring Fred Astaire.
Musical agent Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) tries to wangle places in the world-famous Artie Shaw jazz ensemble for two college-band trumpeters.
Review page 47.
(1940, U)
(BW) (The Story of Irene and Vernon Castle is tomorrow at 11am)


Director: H.C. Potter
Danny O'Neill: Fred Astaire
Ellen Miller: Paulette Goddard

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: FA Cup Draw

Live from the FA's HQ in London, the draw for the fourth round of this year's FA Cup.

: World Darts

Continued first-round coverage on day three of the World Darts championship from Frimley Green. Surrey. Introduced by Ray Stubbs.


Introduced By: Ray Stubbs.

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs Lesley Waters and Antony Worrall Thompson take the culinary challenge.


Unknown: Lesley Waters
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson

: Weakest Link

Ruthless elimination quiz. with Anne Robinson.


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons: Faith Off

When a faith healer successfully frees Homer's head from a bucket of glue, Bart decides to perform a few miracles of his own.
With the guest voices of Don Cheadle and Joe Mantegna.
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Unknown: Don Cheadle
Unknown: Joe Mantegna.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

A Night at the Oprah. Oprah Winfrey guest stars when the Bankses appear on her chat show - but where's Will?
Another episode tomorrow at 6.20pm


The first of this week's trawls through the pop archives throws up gems from REM, the Faces and the Spice Girls. Producer Mark Hagen www.bbc.co.uk/totp2


Producer: Mark Hagen

: Days That Shook the World

Hiroshima. An estimated 100,000 people were killed and 47,000 buildings flattened when an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. Extracts from President Truman's diaries, citizens' eyewitness accounts, and the testimony of Paul Tibbets - the pilot who lead the top-secret operation - combine to tell the story of that fateful day.
Executive producer Richard Bradley The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is explored in the second of this week's five programmes at the same time tomorrow


Unknown: Paul Tibbets
Producer: Richard Bradley

: This Land

Romney Marsh. An exploration of the fragile beauty of this Kentish lowland marsh - a remote and mysterious wilderness on England's south coast that remains a favourite destination for birdwatchers.
Producer Graham Johnston : Editor Keith Ware


Producer: Graham Johnston
Editor: Keith Ware

: University Challenge

In the first of the second-round matches, students from the University of Sussex take on a team from Magdalen College, Oxford. With quizmaster Jeremy Paxman.
Director Tracey Rooney : Producer Peter Gwyn


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks New series Casualty and Celebrity Fame Academy's Kwame Kwei-Armah , singer Terry Hall , DJ Brandon Block and US comedian
Dave Fulton guest on the comedy music quiz. With host Mark Lamarr and team captains Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey.
Director Paul Wheeler : Producers Richard Wilson and Warren Prentice Kwame chameleon: page 12; Phill Jupitus joins RT: page 35
9.30 Dead Ringers Christmas Special A surprise visit from
George Bush and the Queen's real Christmas speech are among tonight's comedy sketches from Jan Ravens , Jon Culshaw , Phil Cornwell , Mark Perry and Kevin Connelly. Plus impressions of Kim and Aggie from How Clean Is Your House? and Pop Idol's Simon Cowell.
Directors Jonathan Gershfield. Pati Marr ; Producer Gareth Edwards There's another chance to see the New Year special on Wednesday at 10pm
10.00 Little Britain Vacuous teenager Vicky Pollard and the r decidedly odd pairing of Lou and Andy feature in another round of refreshingly silly sketches. With Matt Lucas and David Walliams , and a guest appearance by The League of Gentlemen's MarkGatiss. Narrated by Tom Baker. Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer Myfanwy Moore
First shown on BBC3 BBC PRODUCT: the radio series audio CD. £12.99.


Singer: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Singer: Terry Hall
Unknown: Brandon Block
Unknown: Dave Fulton
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Bill Bailey.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producers: Richard Wilson
Producers: Warren Prentice
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: George Bush
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Kevin Connelly.
Unknown: Simon Cowell.
Directors: Jonathan Gershfield.
Directors: Pati Marr
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Unknown: Vicky Pollard
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Director: Steve Bendelack
Producer: Myfanwy Moore

: Newsnight

Analysis of the news with Gavin Esler.
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Presenter: Gavin Esler
Editor: George Entwistle

: World Darts

Highlights of today's concluding first-round matches, where England's number three seed Mervyn King was due to begin his title campaign against Dutch qualifier Rick Hofstra. Plus coverage of two-times semi-finalist Martin Adams against last year's runner-up, Ritchie Davies.


Unknown: Rick Hofstra.
Unknown: Martin Adams
Unknown: Ritchie Davies.

: World Darts Extra

Extended highlights from the Lakeside Country Club.

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