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7.30 Boo!
Festive fun.

7.50 Pingu

8.00 Balamory
Archie's feeling cross.

8.20 Oh Yes It Is!
3/5. The panto continues apace.

8.40 Tweenies


Writer ("Balamory"): Penny Lloyd

: A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Nations. Immortalised as the villain of Braveheart, what was Edward I's true legacy?
Continues at the same time tomorrow (R) (S) (AD)


Presenter: Simon Schama
Director: Ian Bremner

: Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

3/7. The Sewer King
Engineer Joseph Bazalgette 's
19th-century scheme to link 1,000 miles of London street sewers with an 82-mile-long sewerage super-highway.
Writer Gregory Evans Continues at the same time tomorrow


Unknown: Joseph Bazalgette
Unknown: Gregory Evans

: Who Do You Think You Are?

3/10. Sue Johnston investigates the life of her grandfather, who she believes drove the Flying
Scotsman. Meera Syal features tomorrow at 10.50am


Unknown: Meera Syal

: The Dame Game - a Working Lunch Special

Adam Shaw looks behind the scenes to experience the drama of staging a successful pantomime.


Unknown: Adam Shaw

: I Remember Mama

Cosy drama with Irene Dunne and Barbara Bel Geddes.
A novelist recalls her childhood and Norwegian-American life in San Francisco, dominated by the indomitable Mama.
Review page (1948, U) (BW)


Director: George Stevens
Mama: Irene Dunne
Katrin: Barbara Bel Geddes

: John Mills: Moving Memories

Home-movie footage taken by the actor during his long and illustrious film career. John Mills stars in Dunkirk at 6.50pm

: Get a New Life

A Brit tries to break into comedy in New Zealand.

: Ready Steady Cook Special

Jodie Marsh and Lady Isabella Hervey sizzle with Brian Turner and James Martin.


Unknown: Jodie Marsh
Unknown: Lady Isabella Hervey
Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: James Martin.

: Weakest Link

Quickfire quiz.

: Some Mothers Do Ave 'Em: Learning to Drive

David Jacobs guests as Frank takes his driving test in 1975's festive special.

(The 1974 Christmas special is on Christmas Day at 1.15pm)


Writer: Raymond Allen
Producer: Michael Mills
Frank Spencer: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michele Dotrice
Mr Wheeler: George Sewell
Mrs Perkins: Hazel Bainbridge
TV interviewer: David Jacobs

: Dunkirk

Second World War drama from the Ealing stable, starring John Mills and Richard Attenborough. The daring evacuation of Allied troops from
Dunkirk is re-created from the perspective of the soldiers who were there and the men who set sail from England to rescue them. Review page 51.
Director Leslie Norman (1958, PG) (BW) John Mills is in The Ghost Camera at 2am on Christmas Eve


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Richard Attenborough.
Director: Leslie Norman
Unknown: John Mills
Binns: John Mills
Charles Foreman: Bernard Lee
Holden: Richard Attenborough
Mike: Robert Urquhart
Barlow: Ray Jackson
Dave Bellman: Meredith Edwards
Military spokesman: Anthony Nicholls
Jouvet: Michael Shillo
Frankie: Sean Barrett
Diana: Maxine Audley
Ranagan and: Allen Themselves
Lieutenant Lumpkin: Kenneth Cope
Medical officer: Lionel Jeffries

: If ... We Could Stop the Violence

Twenty years from now, the media is reporting record low levels of violent crime. In this world, Liam, a hard-to-control youngster, has failed preliminary tests to establish the scale of his problem. He will be treated, but how hereditary is violent behaviour? This drama-documentary, based on rigorous research and including interviews with experts in the field, explores to what extent potential violent behaviour can be identified by clinical testing. A debate on the issues raised follows. Writer Mark Hayhurst ; Director Carl Hindmarch
. Producer Roy Ackerman


Unknown: Mark Hayhurst
Director: Carl Hindmarch
Producer: Roy Ackerman

: The If ... Debate: a Newsnight Special

Jeremy Paxman leads a debate on issues raised by/f.... We Could Stop the Violence. Could government ever stop crime before it even happens? Producer Robbie Gibb


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Robbie Gibb

: Newsnight

Presented by Gavin Esler.


Presented By: Gavin Esler.

: Desi DNA

4/10. British Asian theatre, the reinvention of the hookah and this year's biggest Bollywood concert are tonight's hot topics. Plus low riders in San Francisco and clubs in Ibiza.
Series producer Gurdip Bhangoo ; Executive producer Tommy Nagra www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork


Producer: Gurdip Bhangoo
Producer: Tommy Nagra

: Rachmaninov's Miserly Knight

Duels and death feature in the rarely performed opera, based on a Pushkin poem. It's the tale of Albert, a young knight (sung by tenor
Richard Berkeley-Steele ) and his father, a miserly baron (baritone Sergei Leiferkus ). This production from Glyndebourne features the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. In-vision subtitles.
Director Francesca Kemp ; Executive producer Ross MacGibbon
First shown on BBC4 www.bbc.co.uk/classicaltv The other half of this double bill from Glyndebourne - Puccini's Gianni Schicchi - is on Christmas Eve at 1.30pm


Tenor: Richard Berkeley-Steele
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus
Unknown: Vladimir Jurowski.
Director: Francesca Kemp
Producer: Ross MacGibbon
Unknown: Gianni Schicchi

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Morrissey sings solo hits and the Smiths classic There Is a Light That Never Goes Out. Plus the Beta Band,
Junior Byles and Johnny Clarke with Junior Murvin , the Gipsy Kings, the Ordinary Boys, Glenn Tilbrook and Neopolitan singer Pietra Montecorvino. More tomorrow at 1.10am.


Unknown: Junior Byles
Unknown: Johnny Clarke
Unknown: Junior Murvin
Unknown: Glenn Tilbrook
Singer: Pietra Montecorvino.

: BBC News 24

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