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: CBeebies: Doodle Do

Dib-Dab and Scribble go on holiday.

: CBeebies: Boogie Beebies

Followed by Christmas Storytime with Roly Mo

: CBeebies: Clifford's Puppy Days

Nina celebrates her birthday.

: CBeebies: Take a Bow

A Belfast girl wants a hippopotamus.

: CBBC: Pinky and the Brain

Followed by Bernard

: CBBC: The Owl

A frog challenges Owl to a breakdance contest.

: Animal Park: Wild in Africa

Kayaking with seals off the Skeleton Coast.

: Meerkat Manor

The pups go out foraging and an eagle owl appears.

: Around the World in 80 Days

4/7. The Bombay arrival is a week behind schedule

: How We Built Britain

The industrial architecture of the north of England.

: Who Do You Think You Are?

Bill Oddie attempts to trace his ancestry. Springwatch Christmas Special is on New Year's Eve at 6.10pm


Unknown: Bill Oddie

: Celebrity MasterChef

Choreographer Craig Revel
Horwood, broadcaster Rani Price and cricketer Phil Tufnell cook at a London restaurant.


Unknown: Craig Revel
Unknown: Rani Price
Unknown: Phil Tufnell

: Welsh Grand National

Live coverage of six races, including the Welsh National at 2.05. With starts from Kempton Park at 1.10 and 2.20, and from Chepstow at
12.55, 1.30 and 2.40.

: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Series one. Fingers. A kidnap in Italy perks the interest of the amateur sleuth.
3.55 Widdershins. Hetty looks twice at an apparent suicide. Writers David Cook and John Bowen


Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: John Bowen

: Ready Steady Cook

Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee compete against each other in the culinary challenge, with help from chefs Nick Nairn and Gino D'Acampo.


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Unknown: Nick Nairn

: Weakest Link

Against-the-clock quiz.

: Porridge

The Desperate Hours. In the classic Christmas special from 1976, Fletcher and Godber nervously await a visit from the governor after Mr Mackay finds a "brewery" in their cell.
Writers Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais


Unknown: Mr MacKay
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian Le Frenais

: As Time Goes By

You Must Remember This. Compilation of favourite moments from the sitcom. As Lionel and Jean get the house to themselves, they look back over the memorable events that have occurred since they met. Judi Dench stars in Mrs Henderson Presents at 9pm.
Writer Bob Larby ; Director/Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Mrs Henderson
Unknown: Bob Larby
Jean: Judi Dench
Lionel: Geoffrey Palmer
Judith: Moira Brooker
Alistair: Philip Bretherton
Sandy: Jenny Funnell
Stephen: Paul Chapman
Penny: Moyra Fraser
Harry: David Michaels
Eric: Ronnie Stevens
Gwen Flack: Vivienne Martin
Hotel manageress: Gillian Martell
Daisy: Justine Glenton

: Carluccio and the Renaissance Cookbook

- Antonio Carluccio visits Italy to follow in the culinary footsteps of one of the world's first celebrity chefs, Bartolomeo Scappi , who masterminded meals for cardinals, popes and emperors before publishing his illustrated bestseller at the age of 70. Director Spike Geilinger


Unknown: Antonio Carluccio
Unknown: Bartolomeo Scappi
Director: Spike Geilinger

: Mrs Henderson Presents

Nostalgic period drama based on a true story. London, 1937: recently widowed and wealthy eccentric Laura Henderson decides to stave off boredom by purchasing the rundown Windmill Theatre. She has a love-hate relationship with her manager, but the pair stage a series of successful revues. However, as copycat shows affect profits, Mrs Henderson suggests they borrow a popular feature from the Moulin
Rouge in Paris - the nude revue. Judi Dench 's Bafta Tribute follows at 10.40pm. Review page 68.
Director Stephen Frears (2005,12)


Unknown: Laura Henderson
Unknown: Mrs Henderson
Unknown: Judi Dench
Director: Stephen Frears
Mrs Laura Henderson: Judi Dench
Vivian Van Damm: Bob Hoskins
Bertie: Will Young
Lord Cromer: Christopher Guest
Maureen: Kelly Reilly
Lady Conway: Thelma Barlow
Doris: Anna Brewster
Frances: Rosalind Halstead
Vera: Sarah Solemani
Peqqy: Natalia Tena

: Judi Dench: a Bafta Tribute

Star-studded celebration of the Oscar-winning actress's prestigious 40-year career on stage and screen. Fellow actors, including Kate Winslet ,
Kenneth Branagh , Pierce Brosnan , Geoffrey Palmer and Joseph Fiennes pay tribute, before Sir Richard Attenborough rounds off the evening by presenting a special Bafta to the celebrated Dame.
Producer Sarah Gibbs ; Exec producer Bea Ballard


Unknown: Kate Winslet
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Joseph Fiennes
Unknown: Sir Richard Attenborough
Producer: Sarah Gibbs
Producer: Bea Ballard

: Comedy Connections

A Bit of Fry and Laurie. The story of the rise and rise of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie from their original meeting at the Cambridge Footlights.
Writer Andrew Nickolds ; Producer Gregor Sharp


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Producer: Gregor Sharp

: Red Dwarf: Balance of Power

Rimmer's vindictiveness prompts Lister to sit an exam in order to gain superiority.

: Long Way Down

2/6. Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman continue on to Cape Town.


Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman

: My Dear Secretary

Romantic comedy starring
Kirk Douglas. Owen Waterbury is a novelist with an eye for the ladies. When an aspiring writer signs on as his secretary, Waterbury assumes that he's lined up another in a long line of conguests. Review p71. Director Charles Martin (1948, U) (BW)


Unknown: Kirk Douglas.
Unknown: Owen Waterbury
Director: Charles Martin

: BBC News 24

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