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: CBBC: Roar

Followed by Bernard

: CBBC: Arthur

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: CBBC: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane

The pilot episode of the series starring Elisabeth Sladen as Doctor Who's former assistant.

Contributors

Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen

: That Darn Cat!

Disney comedy starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones.
A kidnapped woman sends out a message for help via a cat. However, the FBI discovers that retracing the animal's steps is more difficult than they imagined. Review p62. Director Robert Stevenson (1965, U)

Contributors

Unknown: Hayley Mills
Unknown: Dean Jones.
Director: Robert Stevenson

: Natural World

Crocodile Blues. Native to India's rivers, the gharial crocodile became its most endangered when they started dying in large numbers. This film follows a struggle to find the cause of this catastrophe and to locate and film the last of these animals in the wild.

: Showjumping

Live coverage of the World Cup qualifying event at London's Olympia. In this sixth of 13 qualifiers, riders will be aiming to earn points in order to reach the final in Las Vegas next April. Jessica Kurten won last year's event on her mare Castle Forbes Libertina. Introduced by Clare Balding. Michael Tucker and Peter Charles commentate.

Contributors

Unknown: Jessica Kurten
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Peter Charles

: Snooker

Live coverage of the opening session of the UK championship final from the Telford
International Centre, featuring the first eight frames of this best-of-19-frame match. In last year's final, Ronnie O'Sullivan raced to an 8-0 lead over Stephen Maguire, on the way to a 10-2 victory and his fourth UK championship title.
Presented by Hazel Irvine, with commentary by Clive Everton, Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne and John Virgo.

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Unknown: Stephen Maguire
Presented By: Hazel Irvine
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Dennis Taylor
Commentary By: Willie Thorne
Commentary By: John Virgo.

: Dad's Army

My Brother and I. Captain Mainwaring has an unexpected guest - much to the delight of Frazer. Another episode is on Christmas Day at 8pm.
Writers David Croft and Jimmy Perry

Contributors

Unknown: I. Captain Mainwaring
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Pte Sponge: Colin Bean
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
General: Arnold Diamond

: Top Gear

7/8. James May travels to California to take a look at the Honda Clarity, Jeremy Clarkson has an encounter with a battery-powered super car, and Richard Hammond looks back at 50 years of Touring Car racing. Plus Sir Tom Jones is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, and there'll be some fun and games in the studio to boot. An edition from America is on Christmas Day at 9.30pm. Executive producer Andy Wilman Shown last Sunday RT DIRECT: Buy The Big Book of Top Gear 2009 for £9.99 (usually £12.99) plus free p&p. Call [number removed] (charged at standard rate) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter RTD275 at the checkout BBC TOP GEAR MAGAZINE: available monthly, price £3.95
See feature/photo gallery at www.radiotimes.com/top-gear

Contributors

Unknown: James May
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: Sir Tom Jones
Producer: Andy Wilman

: Snooker

Live coverage of the concluding session of the UK championship final at the Telford International Centre. Ronnie O'Sullivan lost just two frames in beating Stephen Maguire in last year's final as he claimed his fourth UK title. A memorable week for "the Rocket" also included his eighth tournament break. Presented by Hazel Irvine, with analysis from Steve Davis and John Parrott. Commentary comes from Clive Everton, Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne and John Virgo.
Subsequent programmes may run late or change

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Unknown: Stephen Maguire
Presented By: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott.
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: John Virgo.

: Have I Got News for You

9/9. Guest host Jeremy Clarkson joins team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. The festive edition is on Christmas Eve at 9.30pm on BBC1.
Shown last Friday on BBC1

Contributors

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

: Graham Norton Uncut

An extended version of last Thursday's show, with guests including Jack Dee. The Christmas edition is on Tuesday 30 December at 10.30pm, and highlights from the current series are on Saturday 27 December at 11.30pm. (Revised rpt) Lead Balloon Christmas special is on Tuesday 23 December at 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Dee.

: Heroes

12/25; series three. Our Father. Peter and the Haitian try to finish off Arthur for good. Episode 13 is tomorrow at 10.20pm.
Regular cast tomorrow Shown last Wednesday Series update at www.radiotimes.com/heroes

: Dragons' Den: Theo Paphitis's Story

1/5. Paphitis reveals how a humble upbringing made him determined to forge a successful career.

: Wild River

Depression-era drama starring Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick. An official tries to convince a woman to sell her home so a dam can be built. But the project runs into problems when the lady refuses to leave. Review page 62. Director Elia Kazan (1960, PG)

Contributors

Unknown: Montgomery Clift
Unknown: Lee Remick.
Director: Elia Kazan

: BBC News

: Inside Sport

Weekly round-up.
Shown last Monday on BBC1








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