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: CBeebies: Me Too!

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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

Marco the Mole visits. (R) (S) (AD)

: CBeebies: Brum

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: CBeebies: Pingu


: CBBC: Arthur

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: CBBC: Inside Life

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: CBBC: Gimme a Break

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: Wainwright Walks

Julia Bradbury tries to tackle her first mountain, the daunting Blencathra. (R) (S) (AD)


Presenter: Julia Bradbury

: Great Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo traces his Spanish ancestry during a journey from Granada to
Salamanca. (R) (S)


Presenter: Michael Portillo

: Blackbeard's Ghost

Disney comedy starring Peter Ustinov and Dean Jones. (1967, U) (S)


Director: Robert Stevenson
Captain Blackbeard: Peter Ustinov
Steve Walker: Dean Jones

: Who Do You Think You Are?

Barbara Windsor traces her family tree. (R) (S) (AD)


Subject: Barbara Windsor

: Victorian Farm: 2/6

As winter approaches, everybody is working flat out to prepare the farm for the chilly months. (R) (S) (AD)

: Merry Christmas

Inspiring First World War drama starring Diane Kruger. In English, German and French with subtitles. (2005, 12) (S) (W)


Director: Christian Carion
Anna Sorensen: Diane Kruger

: Ready Steady Cook

With "Magic" Mandy Muden and Claire Sweeney. (S)


Guest: Mandy Muden
Guest: Claire Sweeney

: Coast

Neil Oliver hops the Channel to Cap Gris-Nez to explore the remains of a fortress built by Henry VIII. (R) (S) (AD)


Presenter: Neil Oliver

: James May's Toy Stories

The Top Gear co-host appeals to the British public to help him create a garden from Plasticine. (R) (S) (AD)


Presenter: James May

: Terry and June

Christmas arrives in the suburbs. First shown in 1982. (R) (S)
A night of June Whitfield programmes is on Tuesday 29 December from 8pm

: Dad's Army

Affectionate comedy adapted from the popular TV sitcom, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn. In 1940, with a German invasion threatened, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea is in the hands of bank manager Captain Mainwaring and a motley crew of townspeople who make up the Local Defence Volunteers.
Review p72 (1971, U) (S) (W)


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

: The Funny Side of Christmas

Clive Anderson trawls through the yuletide TV archive and digs out some of the best and worst offerings, from Blue Peter and Morecambe & Wise to The Royle Family and Gavin & Stacey.
The Funny Side of Chat is on Christmas Day at 11pm
Repeated on Christmas Eve at 11.40pm (S)


Presenter: Clive Anderson
Director: Ewan Torrance
Producer: Jenny MacLeod

: Mock the Week

Festive special of the topical comedy quiz, hosted by Dara O'Briain, and featuring the final appearance of panellist Frankie Boyle - on this show, at least - alongside fellow regulars Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard and Andy Parsons.
Repeated tomorrow at 11.55pm (S)


Presenter: Dara O'Briain
Panellist: Frankie Boyle
Panellist: Hugh Dennis
Panellist: Russell Howard
Panellist: Andy Parsons
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Mark Leveson

: Buzzcocks - the Doctor Who Special

David Tennant hosts a Time Lord-themed special. Joining team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding are Doctor Who stars Bernard Cribbins and Catherine Tate, plus musician Jamie Cullum and Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley.
Shown last Wed (S)
News and blogs: [web address removed]
The big RT prize quiz: page 48


Presenter: David Tennant
Team captain: Phill Jupitus
Team captain: Noel Fielding
Panellist: Bernard Cribbins
Panellist: Catherine Tate
Panellist: Jamie Cullum
Panellist: Jo Whiley
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: Stu Mather

: Have I Got a Bit More News for You: 9/9

In an extended repeat of last Friday's BBC1 episode, guest host Bill Bailey joins in the japery on the satirical current-affairs quiz, along with regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. (S)


Guest presenter: Bill Bailey
Team captain: Ian Hislop
Team captain: Paul Merton

: The Culture Show: Michael Jackson Special

The death of Michael Jackson was undoubtedly one of the biggest shocks of 2009. This special tribute leaves aside the court cases, scandal and bizarre behaviour to focus purely on the music. Contributors such as Smokey Robinson, Jermaine Jackson and Martha Reeves assess Jackson's place within African-American culture, his mainstream appeal and his remarkable musical legacy. (S)


Interviewee: Smokey Robinson
Interviewee: Jermaine Jackson
Interviewee: Martha Reeves
Series producer: Graham Mitchell
Executive producer: Edward Morgan

: Michael Jackson Live in Bucharest: the Dangerous Tour

A chance to see a spectacular concert from October 1992, which was part of the biggest tour any performer had ever undertaken. Featuring the King of Pop's greatest hits including Thriller, Black or White, Smooth Criminal, Human Nature and Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'. (S)


Singer: Michael Jackson


A selection of hit performances, featuring a tribute to Michael Jackson. (R) (S)


Singer: Michael Jackson

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