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: CBBC: Roar

: CBBC: Watch My Chops

Followed by Bernard

: CBBC: Basil Brush Show

The fox has three festive meals.

: CBBC: Maya & Miguel

Then Prank Patrol Pocketsize

: Swiss Family Robinson

Breezy period adventure starring John Mills and Dorothy McGuire. Review p74.
Director Ken Annakin (1960. U)


Director: Ken Annakin
Father Robinson: John Mills
Mother Robinson: Dorothy McGuire
Fritz Robinson: James MacArthur
Roberta: Janet Munro
Pirate chief: Sessue Hayakawa

: We Dive at Dawn

*** Claustrophobic Second World War drama starring Eric Portman, John Mills and Reginald Purdell. Dispatched to destroy the Nazis' latest battleship, the British submarine Sea Tiger finds herself short of fuel and food, a long way from home. Review page 74. Director Anthony Asquith (1943, U) (BW)


Director: Anthony Asquith
James Hobson: Eric Portman
Lt Freddie Taylor: John Mills
CPO Dicky Dabbs: Reginald Purdell
PO Mike Corrigan: Niall MacGinnis
Ethel Dabbs: Joan Hopkins
Alice Hobson: Josephine Wilson

: Flog It!

From Telford.

: Ready Steady Cook

Festive edition of the culinary series. Any Dream Will Do star Lee Mead goes head-to-head with his brother Casey.


Unknown: Lee Mead

: War Stories

Documentary exploring the movie world's depiction of the Second World War. The programme looks at how war films have changed over time, from being used as propaganda to becoming a part of national nostalgia. First shown on BBC4

: Porridge

No Way Out. Fletch discovers his fellow inmates at Slade Prison are planning to escape and decides to hide in the hospital so he can't be blamed when the tunnel is discovered.
Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
LennieGodber: Richard Beckinsale
Harry Grout: Peter Vaughan
Prison doctor: Graham Crowden
Bunny Warren: Sam Kelly
Sandra: Carol Hawkins

: University Challenge: the Story So Far

For 44 years, contestants have had fingers on buzzers. Now, famous former participants in the iconic quiz show, including Stephen Fry, John Simpson and Julian Fellowes, plus hosts Bamber Gascoigne and Jeremy Paxman, help trace the origins of this classic series, in the first programme in an evening dedicated to the quiz show. Directors/Producers Jane Littlewood and Maire Tracey


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producers: Jane Littlewood
Producers: Maire Tracey

: Comic Relief Does University Challenge

The North's finest minds - Armando Iannucci, Neil Morrissey, Colin Murray and John Thomson - take on the South's sharpest cerebra - Stephen Fry, Hugh Grant, Omid Djalili and Sarah Alexander - with Angus Deayton asking the questions.
Producers Suzie Aplin and Jo Sargeant


Unknown: Armando Iannucci
Unknown: Neil Morrissey
Unknown: Colin Murray
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Grant.
Unknown: Omid Djalili
Unknown: Sarah Alexander
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Producers: Suzie Aplin
Producers: Jo Sargeant

: Starter for 10

Spirited coming-of-age comedy, starring James McAvoy and Alice Eve. It's 1985 and gawky, working-class swot Brian Jackson is embarking on his fresher year at Bristol University. Given the opportunity to fulfil his life-long dream of appearing on TV's University Challenge, he falls for his beautiful team-mate and forms a plan to win her heart through his advanced general knowledge skills. If only love - and quiz show glory - were that simple. Review page 74.
Director Tom Vaughan (2006, 12) Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
One final question with Mathew Home and James Corden : page


Director: Tom Vaughan
Director: James Corden
Brian Jackson: James McAvoy
Alice Harbinson: Alice Eve
Rebecca Epstein: Rebecca Hall
Julie Jackson: Catherine Tate
Spencer: Dominic Cooper
Patrick: Benedict Cumberbatch
Tone: James Corden
Bamber Gascoigne: Mark Gatiss
Michael Harbinson: Charles Dance
Rose Harbinson: Lindsay Duncan
Josh: Simon Woods
Lucy Chang: Elaine Tan

: The Young Ones

Bambi. A visit to the launderette nearly makes Rik, Vyvyan, Neil and Mike forget they are taking part in an edition of University Challenge.

: The Graham Norton Show

The talk-show host looks back over the best moments from 2008, featuring a variety of guests. Repeated on Tuesday 30 December at 12.55am


Rod Stewart, Soft Cell, Five Star, Clive Dunn, Britney Spears and Blondie get the TOTP2 treatment, alongside Pete Doherty, UB40, Enya, Travis and Pet Shop Boys.


Unknown: Rod Stewart
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Pete Doherty

: Richard Pryor. Live in Concert

Outrageous stand-up comedy from Richard Pryor , in a special performance filmed before a live audience at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California, in 1979. Review page 77.
Director Jeff Margolis (1979,18)


Unknown: Richard Pryor
Director: Jeff Margolis

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