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: CBeebies: Fimbles

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

: CBBC: Pinky and the Brain

The duo found their own country.

: Animal Park

Cat flu hits the safari park.

: Incredible Animal Journeys

Wild Goose Chase. The migration of two bar-headed geese. Signed repeat next Wednesday

: Castle in the Country

Daily magazine following life at a historic castle.

: Churchill's Bodyguard

Nearly Killed in New York. The politician visits the USA.
First shown on UKTV History

: A Christmas at Kew

Preparations for celebrations at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Shown yesterday at 11.50am

: Carry On Spying

Spy spoof from the Carry On team starring
Kenneth Williams. Review pages 63-97. Director Gerald Thomas (1964, U)
(BW) Carry On Follow That Camel is at 12.45am tonight on BBC1


Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Director: Gerald Thomas

: The Royal Ballet -Dreams to Reality

Following the lives of students at one of Britain's greatest institutions. The Royal Ballet production of Giselle follows.
Shown yesterday at 10.05pm

: Giselle

Two doomed lovers form the focus of this Royal Ballet performance. It may be full of Germanic doom and gloom, but thanks to Peter Wright 's choreography it's nevertheless a moving version of Adolphe Adam 's famous romantic tragedy. Director/Executive producer
Ross MacGibbon Hearts a-leaping: page 23


Unknown: Peter Wright
Unknown: Adolphe Adam
Producer: Ross MacGibbon

: Final Score

Full results round-up.

: Ready Steady Cook

More culinary creations are whipped up in 20 minutes.

: The Private Life of a Christmas Masterpiece

3/3. God's Child. The series concludes with a look at
Paul Gauguin 's interpretation of the Nativity scene, a distinctively modern piece in which he depicted the Madonna as a young Polynesian woman, using his pregnant mistress as his model. Far removed from traditional images, it has been hailed for its relevance to the contemporary world. Director/Producer Lucie Donahue
Executive producer Jeremy Bugler


Unknown: Paul Gauguin
Producer: Lucie Donahue
Producer: Jeremy Bugler

: Dad's Army: Turkey Dinner

Can Captain Mainwaring really be a softie at heart? Walmington-on-Sea is about to find out.
(The movie of Dad's Army is on Wednesday 27 December at 7pm)


Writer: David Croft
Writer: Jimmy Perry
Producer: David Croft

: Springwatch Christmas Special

In Springwatch and Autumnwatch, Bill Oddie , Kate Humble and Simon King followed all the highs and lows in the lives of our nation's wildlife at its busiest times of year. Reunited at the Wildlfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Martin Mere in Lancashire, the trio review the year's wildlife events, show us their favourite moments from 2006 and reveal how the animals have been faring since.
Producer Lucinda Axelsson ; Executive producer Fona Pitcher


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Kate Humble
Unknown: Simon King
Producer: Lucinda Axelsson

: Phantom of the Opera: behind the Mask

The Phantom of the Opera is the most successful musical in history and arguably the most commercially successful work of art ever produced. Made with the full co-operation of composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer
Cameron Mackintosh , this documentary hears from all of the people who helped create the stage phenomenon, which many predicted would be the biggest flop of Lloyd Webber 's career, as well as the fans who have seen the romantic musical countless times, in a bid to uncover the enduring appeal of such an unapologetically unfashionable show.
Director/Producer Janice Sutherland ; Exec producer Phil Craig


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Producer: Cameron MacKintosh
Unknown: Lloyd Webber
Producer: Janice Sutherland
Producer: Phil Craig

: Grumpy Old Women at Christmas

Famous females, including Ann Widdecombe, Jenny Eclair and Arabella Weir, reveal their feelings about the season to be jolly. It turns out, for them, it's anything but. They vent their spleens on the dubious pleasures of Christmas shopping, catering for the entire family and scouring a mountain of pots. And whose idea was it to invent table decorations?


Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Writer/Producer: Judith Holder
Executive Producer: Stuart Prebble

: Test Cricket: the Ashes

Manish Bhasin presents highlights of the opening day of the Fourth Test between Australia and England from the MCG in Melbourne. More highlights tomorrow at 11.20pm.
Producer Matthew Coliandris ; Editor Mark Cole
Digital viewers can access further highlights from the opening day of the Fourth Test from 10pm to 12 midnight by pressing the red button, and from 2.00 to 10.15am they can access live commentary of the second day's play from Five Live Sports Extra, plus detailed statistics


Unknown: Manish Bhasin
Producer: Matthew Coliandris

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Howzat! A brief history of cricket on the BBC 22 November 2017

: The Story of Light Entertainment: Pop and Easy Listening

5/8. Stephen Fry presents a potted history of popular music programmes on TV, exploring why such shows are making a comeback, thanks to the success of The X Factor and Pop Idol.
(The next episode is tomorrow at 12 midnight)


Presenter: Stephen Fry
Director/Producer: Mark Turnbull
Series Editor: Anna Gien

: The Falcon's Brother

Detective mystery starring George Sanders , Tom Conway and Jane Randolph. The Falcon brothers team up to crack a gang of Nazi saboteurs. Review pages 63-97.
Director Stanley Logan (1942) (BW)


Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Tom Conway
Unknown: Jane Randolph.
Director: Stanley Logan

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