Press the red button between 7.00am and 7.00pm to access two sing-along
Christmas songs from the CBeebies gang and Something Special's Mr Tumble
Ben and Small put up Christmas decorations.
The gang encounter a scaly fish monster. (R) (S)
A special edition from Leicester Square, including The Fairly Odd Parents, The Secret Show, Prank Patrol and Chinatown Challenge.
Jamil and Claire finally wed as friends and family come together in this one-hour special. Writer/Producer David Horbury Director Louis Neethling
Repeated on Thursday at 2.50am on BBCHSXSL)
Sci-fi adventure, the original movie based on the cult TV series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. Review pages 63-97. Director Robert Wise (1979, U)
1/3. Nigella lays out her cooking philosophy for this time of year. Signed on BBC1
3.45 2/3. Nigella's festive menu includes Parma ham, creamy goat's cheese and figgy wraps. Signed on BBC1
4.15 3/3. Nigella cooks a juicy roast turkey with pancetta.
Shown last Wednesday Signed repeat
Saturday 30 on BBCHS) Fanny Cradock Cooks for Christmas is at
8.30pm tomorrow on BBC4
BBC MAGAZINE: Good Food's January issue has Nigella's chocolate fruit cake recipe. On sale 8 December. E2.95
Animated musical drama. The Pumpkin King escapes
Halloweentown and wreaks havoc in Christmastown. Review pages 63-97.
Director Henry Sefck (1993, PGKS)
The Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Riccardo Muti , are recorded in concert at Salzburg's Festspielhaus to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart. Arias and duets are sung by international opera stars Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo) and Thomas Hampson (baritone), with Mitsuko Uchida playing the piano. Pieces include a duet from Don Giovanni , the chorus finale of The Magic Flute and the sacred motet Exulte Jubilate.
Director Brian Large: Producer Dominic Best Cosi Fan Tutte continues the Mozart celebrations on Christmas Day at 1.45pm
The Desperate Hours. Classic Christmas special from 1976. Fletcher and Godber nervously await a visit from the governor after Mr Mackay finds a "brewery" in their cell. However, Fletch gets a chance to be a hero when Reg tries to take
Mr Barrowclough hostage. Another Porridge Christmas special is on Christmas Day at 7.15pm.
Writers Dick Clement and Ian Le l-renais
Producer Sydney Lotterby
A rundown of the greatest Christmas hits from the archive as presenter Steve Wright gets his Santa outfit on and rummages around in his sledge to introduce the best ever seasonal hits. Featuring classics Slade, the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl , Wizzard, Bing Crosby with David Bowie and Mud, plus more recent offerings from the Darkness, Kylie Minogue and Saint Etienne. Executive producer Mark Hagen Repeated on Christmas Day at
11.05pm Top of the Pops Christmas edition is on Christmas Day at 2pm on BBC1
A nostalgic look back at the way we used to celebrate Christmas in years gone by, as revealed in home movies and film archives, from celebrations in an orphanage and serene family gatherings to wild 70s parties. Including footage of the Sex Pistols doing a benefit concert for striking firefighters, and soldiers stationed in Malaya in the late 1940s sending messages back to their families. Narrated by Julia Sawalha.
Repeated next Saturday
Affectionate spoof of 1960s romantic comedies, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.
Small-town librarian Barbara Novak moves to New York and causes a scandal with the publication of her book called Down with Love, which urges women to forget about romance and concentrate instead on independence, a career and a healthy sex life.
Unable to resist a challenge, journalist and bachelor-about-town Catcher Block sets out to make Novak fall in love with him. Review pages 63-97. (2003, 12)
See how it was originally done, in Pillow Talk on Wednesday 3 January at 1.05pm
2/8. A history of TV's all-round entertainers. The next episode is tomorrow at 11.45pm.
Director/Producer Shelley Lawrence ; Series editor Anna Gien
Detective mystery starring George Sanders and Wendy Barrie. An amateur detective is told by his fiancee to get other women and crime detection out of his system, but when a case involving jewel thieves presents itself his resolve soon crumbles. Review pages 63-97.
Director Irving Reis (1941) (BW)