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: CBBC: Donner

One of Santa's reindeer loses the ability to fly.

: CBBC: Hard Spell Abbey: 3/5

The girls meet the monks.

: CBBC: Shoebox Zoo: 3/13

Series one. Mamie finds a clue at St Giles's Cathedral.

: CBeebies Birthdays; Followed by Charlie and Lola

Can Lola and Lotta look after Sizzles?

: CBeebies: Oh Yes It Is!: 3/5

A special visitor arrives.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Can PC Plum find a cow that's vanished?

: CBeebies: Bill and Ben

The flobadobbing duo find cobwebs.

: CBeebies: Teletubbies

The friends have fun in the snow.

8.30-10.00am digital viewers can watch Make It Magical: an animated picture book of children's winter pictures, plus makes, recipes, songs and a competition.

: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Festive animation, narrated and sung by Burl Ives.


Sung By: Burl Ives.

: The Sea Hawk

Classic swashbuckler starring
- Errol Flynn and Claude Rains.
As Elizabethan hero Captain
Geoffrey Thorpe plunders King Philip's fleet, the Spaniards set a deadly trap. Review page 64. Director Michael Curtiz (1940, U)
Followed by The Witness <R)


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Claude Rains.
Unknown: Geoffrey Thorpe
Director: Michael Curtiz

: Lifeline

Dawn French appeals on behalf of the Samantha Dickson Research Trust.
For donation details, see Sunday 18
December at 5pm on BBC1

: Mildred Pierce

Classic melodrama starring Joan Crawford. When her marriage breaks up, Mildred strives to build up a successful business. But tragedy is never far away. Review page 64. Director Michael Curtiz (1945, PG)


Unknown: Joan Crawford.
Director: Michael Curtiz

: Nation on Film

Private Passions. The amateur film-making boom of the 1930s, which focused on social upheaval. More tomorrow at 3pm

: Escape to the Country

The Norfolk Broads beckon for a Southampton couple.

: Ready Steady Cook

Brian Turner and Antony Worrall Thompson take on gospel singers Clint and Leon Jordan.


Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Antony Worrall
Unknown: Leon Jordan.

: Weakest Link

The caustic quiz.

: Flog It!

When Huddersfield hosts the show, Paul Martin gets a trip underground. (5) www.bbc.co.uk/antiques


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Dragons' Den: Where Are They Now?

Umbrella vending machines on London stations was just one idea from the 100-plus entrepreneurs who entered the Dragons' Den. A year on from the first series, Evan Davis investigates if any - including designer jewellery, a glamorous glossy magazine and a board game - have been successful.
[web address removed]


Presenter: Evan Davis
Producer: Kathryn Park

: James May's Top Toys

Will Action Man's parachute open when he's thrown from a helicopter at 150ft? Can a Scalextrix car
- break the Measured Mile land speed record? Top
Gear's James May celebrates toys that have lasted across the decades - including Meccano, train sets, Lego, Airfix and, as a concession to his sister, a brief assessment of Sindy's place in the doll pantheon.
Producer Scott Tankard ; Executive producer Tracy Jeune Top Gear is on Holiday Tuesday at 8pm The Inside Story: page


Unknown: James May
Producer: Scott Tankard
Producer: Tracy Jeune

: Rome

8/11. The feud between Atia and Servilia erupts with devastating consequences, while Caesar has a life-changing proposition for Vorenus. Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and strong language.
Next episode on Wednesday 28 December at 9pm.
Writer Alexander Cunningham ; Producer Frank Doelger ; Director Jeremy Podeswa Repeated on Friday 23 December on BBCI at
11.25pm (SHAD) More cast on page 188 BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE: the latest issue looks at Rome. E3.40


Unknown: Alexander Cunningham
Producer: Frank Doelger
Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Julius Caesar: Ciaran Hinds
Mark Antony: James Purefoy
Atia of the Julii: Polly Walker
Servilia: Lindsay Duncan
Octavia of the Julii: Kerry Condon
Porcius Cato: Karl Johnson
Niobe: Indira Varma
Timon: Lee Boardman
Scipio: Paul Jesson
Lyde: Esther Hall
Eirene: Chiara Mastalli

: Scandal

8/8. Paralympics to Enron. From shifty Spanish basketball players to shady energy traders, Scandal tells the tales of people who thought they could get away with it. Plus Edwina Currie and John Major ,
George Michael , Martha Stewart , Michael Barrymore and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's Major Ingram.
Producer Lucy Kenwright Exec producer Caroline Wright


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: John Major
Unknown: George Michael
Unknown: Martha Stewart
Unknown: Michael Barrymore
Producer: Lucy Kenwright
Producer: Caroline Wright

: What the Romans Did for Us

Inventions. Adam Hart-Davis enthuses over aqueducts and sewers.
Producers Simon Baker and Catrine Clay


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producers: Simon Baker

: Newsnight

Hosted by Jeremy Paxman. (5)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Extras

4/6. Les Dennis guests in a jaw-dropping helping of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's sitcom. See Sunday 18 Choice. Cast on pages 108/148


Unknown: Ricky Gervais

: American Dad!

Con Heir. Stan's real father convinces his son to quit the CIA and join him in a secret group.
Patrick Stewart guests. See Sunday 18 choice. (5) Patrick Stewart also guests in Extras: Friday 23 December, 11.20pm


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Patrick Stewart

: Family Guy

Emission Impossible. A Fantastic
Voyage spoof ensues when Stewie tries to prevent another pregnancy. Adam Batman West guests. See Sunday 18 choice. First shown on Sky One

: The Office: an American Workplace

4/6. The Alliance. Can a birthday party boost morale? More tomorrow at 12.35am. First shown on BBC3

: Later.... with Jools Holland

With Beck , Doves, saxophonist David Sanborn , funkateers Plantlife, singer/songwriter M Ward and newbies Kubb. More tomorrow at 12.55am.


Unknown: With Beck
Unknown: David Sanborn

: BBC News 24

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