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Big Cook Little Cook
7.20 Tots TV
7.30 Boo!
Double bill.
7.50 Pablo the Little Red Fox
The cubs play on the ice.
8.00 Balamory
8.20 Brum
8.30 Pingu
Polar capers.
8.40 Tweenies

: A History of Britain by Simon Schama

The Wrong Empire. How our islands ruled an empire that stretched i around the globe.
Director tan r ner
10.00 Forces of Nature. The shock waves sent through
Britain by revolution in France.
Director Jamie Muir
The series will conclude next week


Director: Jamie Muir

: Who Do You Think You Are?

10/10. Moira Stuart confronts the legacy of slavery in her family's history. The series returns in 2005.


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Laurel and Hardy

The Chimp. Stan and Olhe try to keep their chimpanzee a J secret. (BW)

: They Died withTheir Boots On

The season starring
Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland concludes with a rip-roaring biopic of General Custer. based on events that led him to the Battle of the Little
Bighorn. Review page 78.
Director Raoul Walsh (1941. U)


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Director: Raoul Walsh
George Armstrong Custer: Errol Flynn
Elizabeth Libby Bacon: Olivia de Havilland
Ned Sharp: Arthur Kennedy
California Joe: Charley Grapewin
Crazy Horse: Anthony Quinn

: The Sign of Four

Sherlock Holmes applies his deductive powers when a woman receives priceless pearls and a mysterious message. Guest stars John Thaw and Jenny Seagrove join regulars Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke. Dramatised by John Hawkesworth
Director Peter Hammond
First shown on ITV


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: John Thaw
Unknown: Jenny Seagrove
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Edward Hardwicke.
Dramatised By: John Hawkesworth
Director: Peter Hammond

: Ready Steady Cook Special

Absolutely Fabulous regulars Helen Lederer and Harriet Thorpe go for gourmet glory.


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Harriet Thorpe

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Flog It

Will the team encounter fine examples of ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent? Presented by Paul Martin.
Series producer John Miller


Presented By: Paul Martin.
Producer: John Miller

: The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message

With the Most Rev Dr Rowan Williams.
Producer Jonathan Mayo Repeated tomorrow BBC1


Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams.
Producer: Jonathan Mayo

: Natural World

Swamp Cats. In Botswana's giant Okavango Delta, lions as you've never seen them before.
This watery world is portrayed through the eyes of a lion cub bom just before the annual flood. Like most cats she doesn't like water, but she soon has to learn to swim to keep up with the rest of the pride as they hunt buffalo in the marshes. Will she survive the critical first few weeks and learn the unique skills of a successful "swamp cat"? Producers Mike Holding, Tania Jenkins ; Series editor Tim Martin


Unknown: Tania Jenkins
Editor: Tim Martin

: Stately Stoats

A female stoat raising her family in the grounds of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire. Bill Oddie narrates. Producer Roger Webb ; Series producer Wendy Darke


Producer: Roger Webb
Producer: Wendy Darke

: Gardeners' World

David Bellamy guests on a special exploration of the 39-acre garden at one of the world's most famous addresses - Buckingham Palace. From the first snowflakes, through magnificent carpets of spring bulbs, to summer garden parties, Monty Don guides us through its history, plants and wildlife - and picks a posy for the Queen along the way.
Producer Michelle Davis : Editor Gill Tierney


Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Monty Don
Producer: Michelle Davis
Editor: Gill Tierney

: 50 Years of TV Weather

A seasonal special to mark the 50th anniversary of the first weather broadcast on the BBC. This documentary delves deep into the TV archives to explore our long love-hate relationship with Britain's climate, from the Big Freeze of 1963 to the devastating floods of 2003, from fog-bound football matches to washed-out Wimbledons.
Producer Louis Heaton


Producer: Louis Heaton

: The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody

A celebration of Queen's most famous song in which Brian May and Roger Taylor relate the story of how the 1975 classic came together as they enter the studio to re-record the guitar and drum tracks. Plus rare audio clips of Freddie Mercury performing the song. Richard E Grant narrates.
Director/Producer Carl Johnston First shown on BBC3


Unknown: Roger Taylor
Song: Richard E Grant
Producer: Carl Johnston

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

With guests Noddy Holder and Siobhan Fahey.
Shown on Monday 20 December at 9pm


Unknown: Siobhan Fahey.

: Jools's 12th Annual Hootenanny

A stellar line-up joins Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to welcome in the new year.
As well as guitar legend Eric Clapton in blues mode, there's Franz Ferdinand , Amy Winehouse , Jamie Cullum , Basement Jaxx, Ian Hunter , Natasha Bedingfield , Paul Carrack and Mavis Staples.
At 12 midnight, the pipes and drums of RAF
Halton play Auld LangSyne to usher in 2005. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Alison Howe


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Franz Ferdinand
Unknown: Amy Winehouse
Unknown: Jamie Cullum
Unknown: Ian Hunter
Unknown: Natasha Bedingfield
Unknown: Paul Carrack
Unknown: Mavis Staples.
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Alison Howe

: Later.... Hip-Hop Soul

Archive performances from Alicia Keys , KanYe West, the Fugees,
Ms Dynamite and Craig David.


Unknown: Alicia Keys
Unknown: Ms Dynamite
Unknown: Craig David.

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Elton John joins Keane, Interpol and singer/songwriter Ray Lamontagne. The series returns in May.


Unknown: Elton John
Songwriter: Ray Lamontagne.

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