Followed by Christmas Storytime with Roly Mo
A group of wild dog pups face an uncertain future after their parents' death.
The family's pups come under threat from a rival group.
2/7. Arabian Frights. The indefatigable explorer misses a vital connection.
David Dimbleby examines Scottish architecture. <R)
Oscar-winning romantic drama, set against the turmoil of the American Civil War. As the war rages on, roguish Rhett Butler and wilful southern belle Scarlett O'Hara become passionately involved. Review page 62.
Directors George Cukor , Victor Fleming , Sidney Franklin , William Cameron Menzies and Sam Wood (1939, PG) Barry Norman 's Memories of Christmas Past: page 53
Series one. The Bearded Lady. The death of a bag lady is uncovered. Writers John Bowen and David Cook
The controversial history of Kenneth MacMillan 's ballet, which originally starred Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.
Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta star in the Royal Ballet's recent production of Shakespeare's tragedy set in Renaissance Verona. (HD)
In this intimate profile, the Italian tenor, who has overcome great personal setbacks to achieve huge success in both opera and pop, allows cameras access to his private life for the first time. The film, which includes unseen home video footage, reveals how Andrea has refused to let his blindness stop him leading a full life and indulging his passion for sports. Executive producer Stuart Watts Carmen from the Royal Opera House is tomorrow at 1.45pm Best seat in the house: page 45
Her Majesty addresses the nation and the Commonwealth. Shown at 3pm on BBC1
Turkey Dinner. Can Captain Mainwaring really be a softie at heart? The struggling senior citizens of Walmington-on-Sea are about to find out. The movie of Dad's Army is on Friday 28 December at 6.30pm.
Writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft
A feature-length Christmas special reliving the best moments from the past five series, including pitches for Levi Roots's Reggae Reggae sauce, the Double Dates lookalike experience and the Eggxactly waterless egg cooker. Host Evan Davis reveals the ten rules for a successful Den appearance.
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The Top Gear presenter tries to understand the appeal of certain toys, and seeks to prove that they can be as effective a social barometer as any history book. See choice page 102.
Shown on Sunday 23 December at 7pm We speed kings: page 34
A celebration of the shows that have tickled our festive funnybones over the years, from the Morecambe and Wise and Mike Yarwood showbiz spectaculars of the 1960s and 70s, through to the Only Fools and Horses specials that became an essential part of the 1990s TV Christmas. See yesterday's choice.
Shown yesterday at 9pm
10/10. The team visit Spain to test-drive the new BMW M3, Mercedes C63 AMG and Audi
RS4, while back in the UK, James gets behind the wheel of a Jaguar XF. See choice page 102.
Shown on Sunday 23 December at 8pm Top Gear: Polar Challenge is on Sunday 30 December at 8pm
Drop the Dead Donkey.
When the BBC left Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton 's topical script for a newsroom sitcom on the shelf, the writers took it to Channel 4. Even there progress was far from smooth, with doubts about casting and radical script rewrites. <s)
Fantasy comedy starring Robert Montgomery and Evelyn Keyes. When boxer Joe Pendleton arrives in heaven after crashing his plane, it is discovered by the spiritual Mr Jordan that he has died too early. Review page 64.
Director Alexander Hall (1941, U) (BW)
Psychological horror starring Simone Simon. Oliver falls in love with Irena, a Serbian-born fashion designer. But Irena is haunted by a bizarre past involving the occult and bestial worship. Review page 64.
Director Jacques Tourneur (1942, PG) (BW)