Followed by Christmas Storytime with Roly Mo
Basil wants a Christmas show.
Drama starring Sid Caesar as a Scrooge-like miserly landlord who gets a rude awakening.
Partial arts adventure starring Victor Wong. Brothers Rocky,
Colt and Turn Turn have been taught martial arts by their grandfather. So when the boys are taken hostage, their skills prove useful. Review page 52. Director Jon Turteltaub (1992, PG)
A festive special themed on the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. With voiceover.
Repeated next week on BBC1
3/5. Heptathlete Jessica Ennis practises her throwing.
Amanda Lamb appeals on behalf of UK charity Missing People. DONATIONS: details on Sunday at
4.50pm on BBC1
The York family search for a home on the Costa Blanca.
With fashion gurus Lisa Butcher and Jonathan Phang.
Quiz hosted by Dermot Murnaghan.
Craig Revel Horwood joins Claudia Winkleman to check how the couples' techniques are developing halfway through the week, while some of the contestants discuss their progress in the studio as Saturday's final approaches.
9/10. Jeremy Clarkson , Richard Hammond and James May take on one of their toughest challenges to date: a 24-hour endurance race at Silverstone.
Plus, James test-drives the Fiat 500 around the mean streets of Budapest and the Ferrari Scuderia is placed in the capable hands of the Stig.
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The culinary alchemist and his research team attempt to create the ultimate Christmas dinner for guests Richard E Grant , Kirsty Wark , Rob Brydon ,
Terry Wogan , Sue Perkins and Dara O'Briain. Taking inspiration from the past, present and the future, Heston travels to Oman, where he sources a dish made from gold, frankincense and myrrh, prepares edible Christmas tree baubles filled with smoked salmon mousse, and prepares goose fed on a mix of apples, grain and stuffing. Also on the menu is a pain perdu made with a mincemeat brioche and Heston's famous nitro ice cream using milk from reindeer. Producer Melanie Jappy ; Executive producer Gary Hunter
Signed repeat tomorrow at 3.25am on BBC1 Nigella's Christmas Kitchen is on Friday at 7.30pm Blumen marvel: page 23
Richard E Grant answers One Final Question: page
2/2. Fanny becomes the mistress of enigmatic Mr H, but she's expelled from his home when he learns of her continued love for Charles. Having sought refuge at Mrs Cole's brothel, she has no option but to work the streets when it closes. But money comes her way.
Dramatisec by Andrew Davies from the novel by John Cleland
Producers Andrew Davies and Nigel Marchant ; Director James Hawes First shown on BBC4
Featuring the highlights of the first series.
Director Gordon Anderson ; Producer Geoffrey Perkins
Presented by Jeremy Paxman. Followed by Weather
2/3. Trouble in Paradise. Science-fiction writer lain M
Banks and author Margaret Atwood contribute to an examination of the way British sci-fi has depicted the future. Visions under discussion include Aldous
Huxley's Utopian dream in Brave New World and George Orwell 's Big Brother-run police state in 1984. Concludes tomorrow at 11.20pm.