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: Days That Shook the World

The execution of Anne Boleyn and abdication of Edward VIII.


Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Unknown: Edward Viii.

: CBeebies: Bob the Builder: a Christmas to Remember

Bob's twin is coming home for Christmas.

: CBeebies: Tots TV

07.00-8.00am digital viewers can watch Make It Magical, which includes an animated book of children's winter pictures, makes, recipes, songs and a competition.

: CBBC: ChuckleVision

Ghostly giggles.


Writer: Rory Clark

: Match of the Day

Boxing Day football highlights.
Shown yesterday BBC1 at 1120pm

: Life in the Undergrowth

2/5. From stunning aerobatics by hoverflies to the migration of butterflies in Taiwan, David Attenborough looks at the first animals ever to take to the air.
First shown on BBCKS)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Broadway: the American Musical

3/6. Got Plenty o' Nuttin' (1929-1942). Broadway still thrived during the Great Depression. Stephen Sondheim and Carol Channing recall the productions. First shown on BBC4


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Carol Channing

: Noel Noel

L Leslie Nielsen narrates in rhyme the animated tale of a grumpy shop owner.


Unknown: L Leslie Nielsen

: Racing

Live coverage from Chepstow, including the Welsh Grand
National at 2.05. Presented by Clare Balding and Rishi Persad , with commentary by Jim McGrath. Other starts at 12.55,
1.30 and 2.40.
Director Steve Docherty ; Editor Stephen Cook www.bbc.co.uk/racing


Presented By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Rishi Persad
Commentary By: Jim McGrath.
Director: Steve Docherty
Editor: Stephen Cook

: Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel

Is the murder of a doorman part of a wider picture?
Dramatised by Jill Hyem ; Director Mary McMurray Miss Marple: Nemesis tomorrow 3.25pm


Dramatised By: Jill Hyem
Director: Mary McMurray

: Are You Being Served?: The Punch and Judy Affair

A show is put on for the workers' kids.
(R) (S)


Writer: David Croft
Writer: Jeremy Lloyd

: Ready Steady Cook

Sue Barker and Matt Dawson set a high bar for chefs Paul Rankin and James Martin.


Unknown: Sue Barker
Unknown: Matt Dawson
Unknown: Paul Rankin
Unknown: James Martin.

: Best of Springwatch with Bill Oddie

4re Itchy and Scratchy the sea eagle chicks soaring 3cross the waters by now? Bill Oddie brings news an them and other favourite characters from
Springwatch as he looks back at the highlights of :he series. Featuring the full cast of bird and animal families and their daily lives and struggles at the climax of spring this year. Plus a preview of what to look out for in the 2006 Springwatch survey - already the biggest survey of its kind in the world
Producer Lucinda Axelsson ; Exec producer Fiona Pitcher Bill Oddie is in Return of the Goodies at 9pm on Friday 30 December


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producer: Lucinda Axelsson
Producer: Fiona Pitcher
Producer: Bill Oddie

: Dad's Army: Turkey Dinner

The platoon decide to cook a feast for the town's pensioners in a Christmas edition from 1974.
The Dad's Army film is tomorrow at 6pm.
Writers Jimmy Perry , David Croft : Producer David Croft
RT DIRECT: Dad's Army series three and four are available on DVD from RT Direct for only £13.99 each including p&p (RRP £15.99). To order, please call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RADT


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Producer: David Croft

: Top Gear

6/6. Little Britain's David Walliams is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Plus, is Jeremy Clarkson faster driving in real life or on a computer game? And what will break first at sub-zero temperatures: a car or Richard Hammond? With James May.
There will be six "best of" programmes in the new year and the next series is due to get in gear in May.
[web address removed]


Presenter: Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter: Richard Hammond
Presenter: James May
Guest: David Walliams

: The Quiet American

I Faithful dramatisation of Graham Greene 's classic novel, starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser. Colonial tensions in 1950s French Indochina form the backdrop to a complex love triangle played out between world-weary journalist Thomas Fowler , his Vietnamese mistress and a young American aid worker. Review page 82.
Director Phillip Noyce (2002, 15) See premieres: page 48


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Brendan Fraser.
Unknown: Thomas Fowler
Director: Phillip Noyce
Thomas Fowler: Michael Caine
Alden Pyle: Brendan Fraser
Phuong: Do Thi Hai Yen
Inspector Vigot: Rade Sherbedoia
Hinh: Ma Tzi
Joe Tunney: Robert Stanton
Bill Granger: Holmes Osborne
Phuona's sister P: Ham Thi Maihoa

: The Unique Dave Allen

3/6. No Dave Allen series would be complete without one of his favourite subjects: the Pope. He recalls some of his funniest Papal material, and gives his insight into the Adam and Eve story. There's also out-takes that show things didn't always go as planned. More at 10.50pm tomorrow.


Comedian: Dave Allen

: Once upon a Time in the West

Sergio Leone's stately, epic spaghetti western starring Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Claudia Cardinale and Charles Bronson.
A killer is hired to ensure the progress of the railroad through a nascent frontier town. Standing in its way is widow Jill McBain, whose property has a water supply that is vital for the venture. Review page 82.


Director: Sergio Leone
Frank: Henry Fonda
Jill McBain: Claudia Cardinale
Cheyenne: Jason Robards
Harmonica: Charles Bronson
Brett McBain: Frank Wolff
Morton: Gabriele Ferzetti
Sheriff: Keenan Wynn
Sam: Paolo Stoppa
Wobbles: Marco Zuanelli
Snaky: Jack Elam
Stony: Woody Strode
Knuckles: Al Mulock

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Scots rockers Texas, reggae ambassador Sean Paul, the "golden voice of Africa" Salif Keita, Pete Doherty's Baby Shambles, and Linda and Richard Thompson's son Teddy join Jools. More tomorrow at 1.15am.


Unknown: Sean Paul
Unknown: Salif Keita.
Unknown: Pete Doherty
Unknown: Richard Thompson
Director: Phil Heyes

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