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: CBBC: Hard Spell Abbey: 4/5

Callum gets a chance to enter the crypt and face the Silent Knight.

: CBBC: Shoebox Zoo: series one: 4/13

Scot's book holds the next clue. John Roberts is unmasked.

: CBeebies: Oh Yes It Is!: 4/5

Party time at the Prince's Palace.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Josie's gone missing.


Writer: Wayne Jackman

: CBeebies: Teletubbies

Double bill.

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

: 3 Ninjas

Martial arts adventure starring Victor Wong. An arms dealer abducts kid brothers Rocky, Colt and Turn Tum, but reckons without their ninja skills. Review page 66. Director Jon Turteltaub (1992, PG)
Followed by The Witness


Unknown: Victor Wong.
Director: Jon Turteltaub

: Gunga Din

Action-packed adventure, the first in a double bill of Cary Grant films. Three British soldiers and their courageous water-carrier uncover a sinister plot to resurrect the feared thuggee cult of India. Review page 66. Director George Stevens (1939, U)


Unknown: Cary Grant
Director: George Stevens

: Bringing Up Baby

Howard Hawks's screwball comedy, starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. Professor David Huxley 's quiet life is disrupted by society girl Susan Vance and her pet leopard. Review page 66.
(193B, U) (BW) Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn star in The Philadelphia Story, Boxing Day 2.35pm


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn.
Unknown: David Huxley
Unknown: Susan Vance
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn

: Nation on Film

How Asian immigrants were received in Britain, and how they adapted to life here.

: Escape to the Country

Partners Val and Jill aim to go green in Wales, but can they keep Jill's teenagers happy too? (5)

: Ready Steady Cook

Weather reporter Carol Kirkwood and bookie Rupert Adams team up with chefs James Martin and Gino D'Acampo.


Reporter: Carol Kirkwood
Unknown: Rupert Adams
Unknown: James Martin

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Flog It!

A visit to historic Tredegar House diverts Paul Martin as he awaits the expert assessments and auction house action in Newport, South Wales.


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Mechannibals

8/8. Tempers fray as curtains are torn down and sewer pipes put to use as two south London families attempt to build machines to time a football match and to automatically squeeze orange juice.
Series producer Mike McDowall ; Executive Hamish Barbour


Producer: Mike McDowall
Unknown: Hamish Barbour

: The Good Life

Silly, but It's Fun. The Good's self-sufficient Christmas is expanded to include the Leadbetters, whose store-bought yuletide has failed to materialise. Writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Producer John Howard Davies


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies

: Restored to Glory

8/8. In this series retrospective, Charlie Luxton pays tribute to the homeowners who took on the mammoth task of returning period homes to their original splendour. And there's an experts' guide to restoration - from choosing paint to making a planning application. Directors/Producers Kate Schofield , Martin Morrison RT DIRECT: book E17.50 (incl p&p). Call [number removed]042 quoting RT (calls 8p per min from landlines); visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Charlie Luxton
Producers: Kate Schofield
Producers: Martin Morrison

: Russian Godfathers

3/3. The Politician. It's election year in Moscow, and a battle for control of the city is unfolding. Yuri Luzhkov , the current mayor - and last elected opposition to Russian president Vladimir Putin - is locked in litigation with property owners over some of Moscow's most treasured buildings. It doesn't help Luzkhov that his wife's billion-dollar fortune comes from a construction empire specialising in municipal contracts, and Putin's man claims a conflict of interest. Ian Holm narrates.
Director/Producer Patrick Forbes


Unknown: Yuri Luzhkov
Unknown: Vladimir Putin
Unknown: Ian Holm
Producer: Patrick Forbes

: Don't Panic about Christmas Shopping

Men were right all along - it's much better to do all your shopping on Christmas Eve rather than in June. Adrian Edmondson presents a humorous look at last-minute shopping that uses scientific proof to show why it's not only possible but also preferable. Plus cautionary tales from lingerie sales assistants. Producer Dermot Caulfield ; Exec producer Vicki Barrass


Unknown: Adrian Edmondson
Producer: Dermot Caulfield
Producer: Vicki Barrass

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.

: Extras

5/6. Andy gives Maggie advice on how to act around black people. In return, she helps him avoid the world's most boring Welshman. Samuel L Jackson stars as himself. See Sunday 18 December's choice. Cast on pages 108 and 148 RT DIRECT: series one DVD just £17.99 incl. p&p. To order call
[number removed]3850 (calls cost no more than 8p per min from landlines)


Unknown: Samuel L Jackson

: American Dad!

Stan of Arabia 1/2. Stan throws a disastrous party for his boss and is relocated to Saudi Arabia. Concludes tomorrow at 11.50pm. See Sun 18 's choice.

: Family Guy

To Love and Die in Dixie. When Chris identifies a convenience store robber, the Griffins are placed under witness protection. See Sunday 18
December's choice. First shown on Sky one

: The Office: an American Workplace

5/6. Basketball
Michael and a select group of staff challenge the warehouse workers to a game of basketball. More tomorrow, 12.40am. First shown on BBC3

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Sounds from
Coldplay and Antony and the Johnsons. Plus
Jamiroquai, the Magic Numbers, Billy Preston and Amadou and Mariam. Music from the autumn series begins tomorrow at 1.05am.


Unknown: Billy Preston

: BBC News 24

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