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: CBeebies: Boogie Beebies

Followed by Christmas Storytime with Roly Mo

: CBeebies: Clifford's Puppy Days

The family is snowed in.

: CBeebies: Pingu


: CBBC: Dennis the Menace

Dennis is left trapped in school.
Followed by Bernard

: CBBC: The Owl

The bird discovers some chewing gum.

: Animal Park: Wild in Africa

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble go on safari in Namibia.


Unknown: Ben Fogle
Unknown: Kate Humble

: Meerkat Manor

Double bill. <R)

: Around the World in80 Days

5/7. The journey from Singapore to Hong Kong.

: How We Built Britain

David Dimbleby explores the south of England.


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Who Do You ThinkYou Are?

Ian Hislop uncovers some imperial military roots.


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: Celebrity MasterChef

Midge Ure and Gemma Atkinson feature in a double bill.


Unknown: Midge Ure
Unknown: Gemma Atkinson

: Identity

With a dancing champion and a father of sextuplets.

: Wildlife on Two

The monitor lizard.

: Flog It!

Individuals try to make a profit at auction. (Rxs)

: Hetty WainthroppInvestigates

Series one. A High Profile. The sleuth helps a mother look for her missing son.
4.10 Safe as Houses. Hetty tries to find the bright spark behind a spate of arson attacks.
Writers David Cook and John Bowen


Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: John Bowen

: Ready Steady Cook

With Strictly Come Dancing partners Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace.


Unknown: Matt Di Angelo

: SecretWilderness - Japan

Steve Backshall explores the variety of wildlife in Japan. Part of BBC2's Wild strand.


Unknown: Steve Backshall

: Dad's Army

Affectionate comedy adapted from the popular TV sitcom. In 1940, with a German invasion threatened, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea is in the hands of Captain Mainwaring, the bank manager, and a motley collection of townspeople who make up the Local Defence Volunteers. Review page 72.
Director Norman Cohen (1971, U)


Director: Norman Cohen
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Walker: James Beck
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike: Liz Fraser
General Fuller: Bernard Archard
RSM: Derek Newark

: Johnny Goes to Scotland

Johnny Kingdom , the wild man of Exmoor, visits Sir John Lister-Kaye 's Highland estate near Inverness, where he is rewarded with footage of a family of beavers and of an animal he has tried to film a number of times without success - the otter.
Director/Producer Wendy McLean
Signed repeat on Wed 2 January at 12.55am on BBC1


Unknown: Johnny Kingdom
Unknown: John Lister-Kaye
Producer: Wendy McLean

: The History Boys

Literate drama based on the hit play by Alan Bennett , starring Richard Griffiths. Sheffield, 1983: the ambitious headmaster of Cutler's Grammar
School engages Irwin to coach his eight star pupils for the Oxbridge entrance exams. In contrast to his eccentric colleague, Hector, the new recruit has an iconoclastic approach to education that meets with susoicion and resistance. Review page 72.
Director Nicholas Hytner (2006, 15) (HD) Alan Bennett 's history lesson: page 43 12 Moments of Christmas: page 51


Play By: Alan Bennett
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Hector: Richard Griffiths
Dorothy Lintott: Frances de la Tour
Irwin: Stephen Campbell Moore
Posner: Samuel Barnett
Dakin: Dominic Cooper
Timms: James Corden
Scripps: Jamie Parker
Rudqe: Russell Tovey
Crowther: Samuel Anderson
Akthar: Sacha Dhawan
Mrs Bibby: Penelope Wilton
Headmaster: Clive Merrison

: Still Game: Plum Number

Christmas comes to Craiglang and pensioners Jack and Victor should be full of festive spirit. However, with carollers, lollipop men and a fruit machine causing havoc, goodwill to all men is in distinctly short supply. Still Game: Hogmanay Special is on Wednesday 2 January at 10pm.
Writers Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan
Shown on BBC1 Scotland Sunday 23 Dec


Writer: Ford Kiernan
Writer: Greg Hemphill
Jack: Ford Kiernan
Victor: Greg Hemphill
Isa: Jane McCarry
Winston: Paul Riley
Charlie the lollipop man: Iain McColl
Tarn: Mark Cox
Navid: Sanjeev Kohli
Boabby: Gavin Mitchell
Shug: Paul Young
Choirmaster: Dave Anderson
Edith: Maureen Carr

: Grumpy Old New Year

Celebs such as Arabella Weir , Laurence Llewelyn -
Bowen, Alan Titchmarsh and Jeremy Clarkson wax lyrical on a variety of subjects that get up their noses. Writer/Producer Judith Holder


Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Judith Holder

: Comedy Connections

The story behind classic sitcom The Good Life.

: Red Dwarf: Waiting for God

Lister discovers that he is God to the ship's monotheistic felines.

: Long Way Down

3/6. A sandstorm ensures a rough night's sleep in Egypt.

: I Married a Witch

Fantasy comedy starring Fredric March and Veronica Lake.
A politician's plans to get married are plagued by a beautiful 17th-century witch.
Review page 72. (1942. U) (BW)


Director: Rene Clair
Wallace Wooley: Fredric March
Jennifer: Veronica Lake

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