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: CBeebies: Teletubbies

Followed by Pozzie

: CBeebies: In the Night Garden...

Igglepiggle gets a load of gifts.

: CBeebies: Finley the Fire Engine

A new truck arrives in town.

: CBBC: Arthur

DW lies about her first-rate ice-skating skills.

: CBBC: 50/50

: CBBC: The Basil Brush Show

Basil has to go to hospital.

: CBBC: Gina's Laughing Gear

Spoof sketches and comedy.

: Meerkat Manor

A female pup who has been evicted from the colony begins an ill-advised affair with a rival family member.

: The Treasure of PanchoVilla

War adventure starring
Rory Calhoun , Shelley Winters and Gilbert Roland. In Mexico in 1913, an American mercenary hires himself out to Pancho Villa 's revolutionaries. Review page 87. Director George Sherman (1955)


Unknown: Rory Calhoun
Unknown: Gilbert Roland.
Unknown: Pancho Villa
Director: George Sherman

: Animal Park

In Kenya, Ben Fogle meets lions with an acquired taste for an endangered zebra.
Series producer Chris Powell ; Executive producer Annette Clarke (RMS)


Unknown: Ben Fogle
Producer: Chris Powell
Producer: Annette Clarke

: Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting

Angela Rippon , Ian Harvey and Jonty Hearnden take two women from Worthing bargain-hunting in the flea markets of Toulouse, southern France.

: Escape to the Country

Chartered surveyors Ed Gamble and Angharad Lewis seek to swap their Birmingham flat for a country home.


Unknown: Ed Gamble
Unknown: Angharad Lewis

: Flog It

Paul Martin visits Belfast City Hall, and David Barby and Anita Manning appraise collectibles. (RMS)


Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: David Barby
Unknown: Anita Manning

: Ready Steady Cook

More creations are whipped up in 20 minutes.

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Outtake TV

Anne Robinson proves she can laugh at herself as she hosts a Weakest Link special, recalling the goofs that have occurred during filming.


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Eggheads

Quiz hosted by Dermot Murnaghan. Producer Rob Dean
Executive producers David Young and Andy Culpin


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan.
Producers: David Young
Producers: Andy Culpin

: Three Men In Another Boat

1/2. Lessons in Griff's yacht go rather badly for Dara and Rory as they run aground, come close to ramming a barge and wind up in a storm in the English Channel. See choice, page 192. Shown on New Year's Day at 8.10pm
Signed repeat tonight at 3.15am on BBC1

: The Hairy Bikers Come Home -a Winter Special

East meets west as Dave Myers and Si King sample the culinary delights of both coasts of the north of England. Dave heads to his native Cumbria to show Si the delights of Mrs Green 's pie shop, while Si takes Dave across the Pennines to discover the treats at the fish quay in Newcastle. En route, the hirsute pair eat Lancashire hot pot, chicken breast stuffed with Cumberland sausage, pigeon breast salad with black pudding, and the ultimate fish pie.
Producers Marcus Mortimer and John Stroud
BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: January's issue features Christmas recipes from the Hairy Bikers. Available now, price E2.99 The Inside Story: page


Unknown: Dave Myers
Unknown: Si King
Unknown: Mrs Green
Producers: Marcus Mortimer
Producers: John Stroud

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

7/12. Singer Kate Nash joins cheeky host Simon Amstell , as well as regular team captains Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey.
Director Ian Lorimer : Producer Stu Mather Why we watch: www.radiotimes.com/buzzcocks-blog


Singer: Kate Nash
Unknown: Simon Amstell
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Bill Bailey.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: Stu Mather

: Lead Balloon

8/8; series two. Lucky. Bored of corporate gigs, Rick identifies precisely where the problem lies in his failure to hit the big time: it's the fault of his writer, Marty. However, after accusing his partner of lacking ambition, a telephone call from Hollywood changes everything. Could this be Rick's big break? Cast is on Thu 27 December
Writers Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Pete Sinclair

: Best of the Graham Norton Show

12/12. The host reviews the best moments of the past two series. Includes interviews with Glenn Close, Dustin Hoffman, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, David Tennant and Elle MacPherson.
RT DIRECT: Graham Norton 's Big Apple CD for just E6.49 (usually E9.00) plus free p&p. Call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) quoting code [text removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code at the checkout


Unknown: Glenn Close
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Elijah Wood
Unknown: David Tennant
Unknown: Graham Norton

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Edwardian Larder: BBC4 on BBC2

How four mass-produced brands, such as Typhoo, Marmite, Dairy Milk and Perrier, established themselves in the early years of the twentieth century. Director/Producer Rachel Jardine


Producer: Rachel Jardine

: The Reckless Moment

Thriller starring
James Mason and Joan Bennett. While her husband is away on business, Lucia Harper becomes drawn
- into a tangled web of deceit and blackmail as a result of her teenage daughter's affair with an older man. Review page 88.
Director Max Ophuls (1949, 12) (BW)


Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Joan Bennett.
Unknown: Lucia Harper
Director: Max Ophuls

: BBC News 24

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