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: CBeebies

Big Cook Little Cook

7.20 Tots TV: Far Away Star

7.30 Rubbadubbers

7.40 Bob the Builder
(R) (S)

7.50 Pingu
Skiing antics.

8.00 Balamory
Josie plans a ballet.

8.20 Oh Yes It Is!
2/5. The Cinderella tale continues to unfold.

8.40 Tweenies
(R) (S)


Writer (Balamory): Peter Hynes

: A History of Britain by Simon Schama: Dynasty

Henry II's legacy.
(R) (S) (AD)

(Continues at the same time tomorrow)


Presenter: Simon Schama
Director: Clare Beavan

: Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

2/7. The Bell Rock Lighthouse Robert Stevenson 's placing of a lighthouse on a Scottish reef. Writer Tony Mulholland
Continues at the same time tomorrow


Unknown: Robert Stevenson

: Who Do You Think You Are?

2/10. Amanda Redman uncovers the unusual roots of her family's Protestantism. More tomorrow at 10.50am


Unknown: Amanda Redman

: The Good Life: The Pagan Rite

Tom is tempted to earn extra money.


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey

: A Damsel inDistress

Musical comedy with Fred Astaire , George Burns , Joan Fontaine and Gracie Allen.
An American dancer falls for an aristocrat. Review page 48. Director George Stevens (1937, U)
(BW) Fred Astaire is back in Swing Time on Thursday 23 at 12.05pm


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Gracie Allen.
Director: George Stevens
Unknown: Fred Astaire

: Sky West and Crooked

★★★ Rural drama directed by John Mills , starring his daughter Hayley, with Ian McShane. A traumatised teen befriends a travelling boy. Review page 48.
(1965) John Mills stars in Zulu Dawn at 7.05pm


Directed By: John Mills
Unknown: Ian McShane.
Unknown: John Mills

: Get a New Life

Looking for a top-notch home in Wellington, New Zealand.
Series editor Susannah Walker (S


Editor: Susannah Walker

: Ready Steady Cook Special

Kevin Woodford and TonyTobin team up with charity workers for gourmet glory.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Flog It!

Could Airport House in Croydon, south London, be hiding a plethora of aviation memorabilia? Paul Martin and the experts sift through the public's items in hope of auction-room gold.


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Zulu Dawn

Spectacular historical drama with Peter O'Toole , 3urt Lancaster and John Mills. 1879: the king of :he Zulu nation is goaded into making war so the British army can mobilise against him, but the latter underestimate the resourcefulness and passion of their adversaries. Review page 48.
Director Douglas Hickox (1979, PG) John Mills: Moving Memories is tomorrow at 2.35pm


Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: John Mills.
Director: Douglas Hickox
Colonel Anthony Durnford: Burt Lancaster
Lord Chelmsford: Peter Otoole
William Vereker: Simon Ward
Sir Henry Bartle Frere: John Mills
Colonel Hamilton-Brown: Nigel Davenport
Lt Col Pulleine: Denholm Elliott
Colonel Crealock: Michael Jayston
Bishop Colenso: Freddie Jones
Sgt Major Williams: Bob Hoskins
QSM Bloomfield: Peter Vaughan
Pullen: Phil Daniels
Private Williams: David Bradley
Norris Newman: Ronald Lacey

: Grumpy Old Women at Christmas

Linda Robson , Sheila Hancock , Germaine Greer , Janet Street-Porter , Jenny Eclair , Arabella Weir , Kathryn Flett , Lesley Joseph , Ann Widdecombe and Jilly Cooper bemoan supermarket shopping, multi-tasking and other "joys" of the season. Producer Judith Holder ; Executive producer Stuart Prebble
Repeated on Christmas Day at 11.10pm and Grumpy Old Men at Christmas is on Thursday 23 December at 10pm


Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Kathryn Flett
Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Producer: Judith Holder
Producer: Stuart Prebble

: Porridge

Happy Release. David Jason guests as old lag
Blanco, with whom Fletch finds himself sharing a ward in the prison hospital.
Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Producer Sydney Lotterby The Christmas special from 1975 is on Thursday 23 at 6pm


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barraclough: Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Blanco: David Jason
Morris: Colin Farrell

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Design for Life: Agnes b

4/4. How has the designer's personal life and radical past informed her clothes and business strategies? Caryn Franklin investigates.
Producer Denman Rooke
First shown on BBC4


Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Producer: Denman Rooke

: BBC4 On BBC2

[Web Address Removed]
Painting Flowers 4/4. Roses, more than any other flower, have been used to enhance poems and art. Monty Don looks at examples in work by artists such as Fantin-Latour and Rossetti.
Director Paul Islwyn Thomas ; Producer Ceri Sherlock
[Web Address Removed]


Unknown: Monty Don
Director: Paul Islwyn Thomas
Producer: Ceri Sherlock

: Ratcatcher

Lyrical portrait of growing up in 1970s Glasgow. In an effort to overcome the burden of accidentally killing his friend, 12-year-old James dreams of a new life in the country. But as family pressures mount, his dream begins to seem less and less attainable. Review page 50.
Director Lynne Ramsay (1999,15)


Director: Lynne Ramsay
James: William Eadie
Da: Tommy Flanagan
Ma: Mandy Matthews
Ellen: Michelle Stewart
Anne Marie: Lynne Ramsay Jr
Margaret Anne: Leanne Mullen
Kenny: John Miller
Mrs Quinn: Jackie Quinn

: Later.... with Jools Holland

2/6. Snow Patrol,
Alicia Keys and Alanis Morissette are this evening's big-hitters. There's also Rufus Wainwright , pedal steel wizard Robert Randolph with his Family Band, and hippy minstrel Devendra Banhart.
More tomorrow at lam.


Unknown: Alicia Keys
Unknown: Alanis Morissette
Unknown: Rufus Wainwright
Unknown: Robert Randolph
Unknown: Devendra Banhart.

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