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: CBeebies: Boogie Beebies

Followed by Christmas Storytime with Roly Mo

: CBBC: Yvon of the Yukon

Followed by The Owl

: CBBC: Newsround

Followed by Bernard

: CBBC: The Basil Brush Show

Can Basil cheer Molly up?

: Top Cat

Benny's mother visits.

: The Lost World

Fantasy adventure, based on a story by Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle, starring Claude Rains and Michael Rennie. A professor discovers an ancient world deep in the Amazon jungle. When he returns with an expedition, the group stumbles across numerous hazards. Review page 52.
Director Irwin Allen (1960)


Story By: Sir Arthur Conan
Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Michael Rennie.
Director: Irwin Allen

: Working Lunch

Financial reports with Adam Shaw and Nik Wood.


Unknown: Adam Shaw
Unknown: Nik Wood.

: Animal Park

The mongooses move in with the meerkats, Lord Bath works as a rhino keeper and the head of Pets Corner gets locked in with the lions.

: Olympic Dreams

2/5. Dressage rider Lee Pearson struggles to find a horse in time for the World Para Dressage championships.


Unknown: Lee Pearson

: Living in the Sun

An ambitious entrepreneur who is preparing to launch Spain's first lads' magazine.

: Flog It!

In Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Paul Martin learns how to drive a horse and carriage.


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Ready Steady Cook

With singers David and Carrie Grant , and chefs Tony Tobin and Richard Phillips.


Unknown: Carrie Grant
Unknown: Tony Tobin
Unknown: Richard Phillips.

: Weakest Link

Anne Robinson oversees the back-stabbing quiz.


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Eggheads

Quiz hosted by Dermot Murnaghan.


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan.

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

Claudia Winkleman discusses the latest backstage drama and training traumas, and gets the gossip from the celebrities and their dancing partners.


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman

: Dragons' Den

9/9. A sack that allows you to dispose of Christmas trees without the mess, a selection of board games and an innovative water holder designed to deliver sterilised water to villages in Africa.
Shown yesterday at 9pm

: Oz & James's Big Wine Adventure

8/8; series two. The pair visit Persian businessman Darioush Khaledi who has built a huge winery and palace in Napa Valley; they then help out one of the oldest vintners in the area, John Williams from
Frog's Leap, who is harvesting his organic grapes; and later they sample one of the most critically acclaimed vintages, forcing James to make a confession and take on a wine-tasting challenge. Series director Simon Kerfoot


Unknown: Darioush Khaledi
Unknown: John Williams
Director: Simon Kerfoot

: Heston Blumenthal: in Search of Perfection

8/8; series two. Chef Heston Blumenthal tries to revolutionise the trifle, finding out the origins of the dessert, and visits Jerez in Spain to source the ideal sherry before deciding upon an unusual Palo Cortado variety. He then travels to Holland to discover what makes custard so creamy, and then develops custard and cream layers using saffron and mascarpone cheese. Heston Blumenthal 's Perfect Christmas is tomorrow at 8pm.
Series producer Melanie Jappy ; Executive producer Gary Hunter Signed Blumen marvel: page 23


Unknown: Heston Blumenthal
Unknown: Heston Blumenthal
Producer: Melanie Jappy
Producer: Gary Hunter

: Earth: the Power of the PlanetDOCUMENTARY OF THE WEEK

5/5. Rare Earth. Dr lain Stewart concludes his eye-opening chronicle of Earth's natural history by looking at how it evolved from a barren rock to a life-sustaining planet. He finds out how this progress was helped by a series of major catastrophes, visiting a meteor crater in Arizona and the barren Nullarbor Plain in South Australia. In the jungles of Mexico he discovers the area where a giant meteorite hit Earth - the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. Director/Producer Ben Lawrie
Signed repeat tomorrow at 2.45am on BBC1 (HD) BBC FOCUS MAGAZINE: December's issue includes a feature that ties in with Earth: the Power of the Planet. On sale now, price E3.40 Moment of the Week: page 59


Producer: Ben Lawrie

: Room 101

Paul Merton makes his last appearance as presenter of the show, aided by fellow Have I Got News for You team captain Ian Hislop , who hopes to send the Beatles and Charlie Chaplin into oblivion.
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Series producer Chris Curley


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Captain Ian Hislop
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Chris Curley

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Martians and Us: BBC4 on BBC2

New series A look at the roots of British science fiction, which is distinguished from other countries' take on the genre by its typically dark and edgy style. 1/3. From Apes to Aliens. Examining how the theory of evolution influenced sci-fi writers. Arthur C Clarke contributes. Continues tomorrow at 11.20pm.
Director/Producer Rachel Bell


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke

: BBC News 24

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