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: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

Mystery-solving capers.

: CBBC: Doctor Who - the Infinite Quest

Animated series about Martha and the Doctor searching for a legendary lost spaceship.
Rptd 29 Dec 4.25pm, CBBC
The festive special is on Christmas Day at 6pm on BBC1
Doctor, Doctor p22; Poster offer p25

: The Nightmare before Christmas

Animated musical drama. The Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington , stumbles upon Christmastown and kidnaps Santa Claus. Review page 59. Director Henry Selick (1993, PG)


Director: Henry Selick

: Natural World

Titus - the Gorilla King. The life of an orphaned gorilla.

: Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont

Comedy drama. An elderly widow is befriended by a young writer. Review page 59.
Director Dan Ireland (2005, PG)


Mrs Palfrey: Joan Pkwright
Ludovic Meyer: Rupert Friend
Gwendolyn: Zoe Tapper
Mrs Arbuthnot: Anna Massey
Mr Osborne: Robert Lang

: Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

Claudia Winkleman previews tonight's final, which can be seen at 6.40pm on BBC1.
Shown yesterday Waltz this way!: page 26


Presenter: Claudia Winkleman

: Snooker

Further live coverage of the second semi-final at the UK championship in Telford.
Digital viewers can get uninterrupted coverage from 2pm until end of play

: Wild

The wildlife in winter on the Scottish Cairngorms. <S)

: Dad's Army

Affectionate comedy adapted from the popular TV sitcom, starring Arthur Lowe. 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 59.
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
Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Police sergeant: Anthony Sager
Mrs Hall: Pat Coombs

: Snooker

Clive Everton, Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne and John Virgo describe the action from the last session of the second semi-final from the UK championship at the Telford International Centre. Producers Nairn Salter and Alison Witkover
Executive producer Graham Fry
Digital viewers can press red for uninterrupted coverage from 2pm until end of play


Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: John Virgo
Producers: Nairn Salter
Producers: Alison Witkover

: Porridge

Fletch has some words of wisdom for Godber about the best way to get through a stretch. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Producer Sydney Lotterby DVD offer: page 55


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais

: Have I Got a Bit More News for You

9/9. Jeremy Clarkson steers the extended version of yesterday's BBC1 show with passengers that include captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. The festive edition is on Christmas Eve at
9.30pm on BBC1. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop.

: V for Vendetta

Futuristic action thriller set in a totalitarian Britain of the future, starring Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea and John Hurt.
TV researcher Evey Hammond is walking home during a night curfew when she is set upon by brutal state enforcers. Before the incident escalates, she is rescued by a man wearing 17th-century costume and a Guy Fawkes mask. He is V, a freedom fighter who's determined to inspire the citizenry to revolution. Review page 61.
Director James McTeigue (2005, 15)


Unknown: Natalie Portman
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: John Hurt.
Unknown: Evey Hammond
Director: James McTeigue
Evey Hammond: Natalie Portman
V: Hugo Weaving
Chief Inspector Finch: Stephen Rea
Chancellor Adam Sutler: John Hurt
Deitrich: Stephen Fry
Creedy: Tim Pigott-Smith
Dominic: Rupert Graves
Lewis Prothero: Roger Allam
Dascomb: Ben Miles
Fred: Andy Rashleigh
Delia Surridge: Sinead Cusack

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks - a Moving Tribute

Highlights from the previous series, featuring the wit and wisdom of host Simon Amstell.
Shown last Thursday Another episode is on Sunday 28 December at 10.30pm


Unknown: Simon Amstell.

: Snooker

UK championship highlights from the semi-final stage at Telford.

: Santee

Western starring Glenn Ford.
A bounty hunter adopts a boy after killing his father. Despite the boy's vengeful feelings, their relationship gradually develops. Review page 61. Director Gary Nelson (1973, 15)


Unknown: Glenn Ford.
Director: Gary Nelson

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