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: CBeebies

Big Cook Little Cook
(R) (S)

7.20 Tots TV
A snowy day. (S)

7.30 Little Red Tractor
The farm turns into a winter wonderland. (S)

7.40 Bob the Builder
Mr Bentley organises a winterfair. (S)

7.50 Pingu
Penguin japes. (R) (S)

8.00 Balamory
(R) (S)

8.20 Oh Yes It Is!
1/5. A pantomime version of Cinderella. (R) (S)

8.40 Tweenies
(R) (S)

: A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Conquest! 1066, and the saga leading up to the battle
I that transformed Britain.
Executive producer Martin Davidson
The next episode is tomorrow at 9am


Producer: Martin Davidson

: Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

1/7. The Great Ship. The story of Isambard Kingdom Brunei's "Leviathon" begins a re-run of the drama-documentary series. Writer Christopher Spencer Next episode tomorrow 10am


Unknown: Christopher Spencer

: Who Do You ThinkYou Are?

1/10. Who were Ian Hislop 's s grandfathers? Next programme tomorrow at 10.50am


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: The Old Lady and the Pigeons

Animated short from the director of Belleville Rendez-vous.
First shown on BBC4

: Penny Serenade

Moving romantic melodrama starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne , about the breakdown of a childless couple's marriage. Review page 47. Director George Stevens (1941, U)


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Irene Dunne
Director: George Stevens

: My Favorite Wife

Delightful romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. Seven years after his wife's disappearance,
Nick Arden remarries. But then she turns up. Review page 47.
Director Garson Kanin (1940, U) (BW)
Irene Dunne stars in / Remember Mama on Wednesday 22 December at 12.25pm


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Irene Dunne.
Unknown: Nick Arden
Director: Garson Kanin
Unknown: Irene Dunne

: Get a New Life

Recent arrivals the Denson family are finding it hard to settle in New Zealand,

: Ready Steady Cook Special

An expert gift wrapper takes on a celebrity stylist.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

The RAF Reunion. Flashbacks tell the story of Frank's short but predictably eventful spell in the Royal Air Force. Starring Michael Crawford. The Christmas special is on Wednesday at 6.05pm.
Writer Raymond Allen ; Producer Michael Mills


Unknown: Michael Crawford.
Unknown: Raymond Allen
Producer: Michael Mills

: The Battle of the River Plate

The pursuit of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee forms the basis of the action in this effective Second World War adventure. Review page 47.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1956, U)
(Analogue W)


Unknown: Graf Spee
Directors: Michael Powell
Capt Bell: John Gregson
Cdr Harwood: Anthony Quayle
Capt Langsdorff: Peter Finch
Capt Woodhouse: Ian Hunter
Capt: Barry Jackgwillim
Capt Dove: Bernard Lee
Mike Fowler: Lionel Murton
Lt Cmdr Medley: Patrick MacNee

: University Challenge

Royal Holloway College, London, locks horns with Greyfriars Hall, Oxford, in the final first-round match. With Jeremy Paxman. A three-part special starts on Thursday 23 December at 8.30pm.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Comedy Night

Never Mind the Buzzcocks Noddy Holder and Siobhan Fahey are among the guests joining team captains Bill Bailey and Phill Jupitus on a Christmas edition of the pop quiz. Mark Lamarr asks the questions and provides some seasonal surprises. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated on New Year's Eve at 10.40pm


Unknown: Siobhan Fahey
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Smoking Room

8/8. Happy Birthday. Lilian's due an unforgettable birthday surprise, and Robin's hoping Ben from the post room will finally make an appearance. The Christmas special, BBC310.30pm.
Writer Brian Dooley ; Director Gareth Carrivick Producer Pete Th


Unknown: Brian Dooley
Director: Gareth Carrivick
Robin: Robert Webb
Lilian: Paula Wilcox
Barry: Jeremy Swift
Len: Leslie Schofield
Janet: Selina Griffiths
Sally: Nadine Marshall
Heidi: Emma Kennedy
Annie: Debbie Chazen
Clint: Fraser Ayres
Yvonne: Geraldine McNulty
Sharon: Siobhan Redmond
Monique: Sunetra Sarker
Lois: Tilly Vosburgh
Gordon: Mike Walling

: The Keith Barret Show

U I ri ka Jonsson and husband Lance Gerrard-Wright reveal the secrets of their relationship, Keith joins Santa in handing out Christmas presents to the children, and there's a big musical finale featuring a surprise guest star. A new series begins in January. Director Steve Smith ; Producer Alex Hardcastle
Repeated on Boxing Day at 12.30am


Unknown: Lance Gerrard-Wright
Director: Steve Smith
Producer: Alex Hardcastle

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Editor Peter Barron www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Peter Barron

: Top Gear

A rally car goes head to head with a bobsleigh while this week's "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" is Eddie Izzard. With Jeremy Clarkson.
Shown yesterday at 8pm


Unknown: Eddie Izzard.
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson.

: Witchfinder General

Intense study in horror in which a religious maniac conducts witch-hunts for pleasure and profit against the backdrop of the English Civil War. Review page 47.
Director Michael Reeves (1968, 18)


Director: Michael Reeves
Matthew Hopkins: Vincent Price
Richard Marshall: Ian Ogilvy
John Lowes: Rupert Davies
Sara: Hilary Dwyer
John Stearne: Robert Russell
Oliver Cromwell: Patrick Wymark

: Later.... with Jools Holland

1/6. Highlights from the summer run of the eclectic music show, featuring tonight Norah Jones , Scissor Sisters, David Byrne , Basement Jaxx and Howard Tate.
More tomorrow at 1.50am.


Unknown: Norah Jones
Unknown: David Byrne
Unknown: Howard Tate.

: BBC News 24

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