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: CBeebies: Me Too!

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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

Kim the kangaroo 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 climbs Castle Crag in Borrowdale. (R) (S) (AD)


Presenter: Julia Bradbury

: Great Railway Journeys

Fergal Keane travels from Tokyo to Kagoshima. (R) (S)


Presenter: Fergal Keane

: Cinderella

Musical starring Lesley Ann Warren. Cinderella endures a life of hardship, but when the downtrodden girl loses her shoe at a ball, Prince Charming is determined to find its owner.
Review p72 (1965, U) (S)


Director: Charles S Dubin
Cinderella: Lesley Ann Warren

: Who Do You Think You Are?

With comic and presenter Griff Rhys Jones. (R) (S) (AD)


Subject: Griff Rhys Jones

: Victorian Farm: 3/6

Alex goes catching rabbits. (R) (S) (AD)

: Carve Her Name with Pride

Second World War drama starring Virginia McKenna. Violette's life is barely affected by the war until she marries a French officer. When he is killed, she finds herself drawn into working as a spy.
Review p72 (1958, PG) (BW) (S)


Director: Lewis Gilbert
Violette Szabo: Virginia McKenna

: Ready Steady Cook

With Stan Boardman. (S)


Guest: Stan Boardman

: Coast

Series four. How, thanks to tin, Cornwall became the centre of an arms trade.

: James May's Toy Stories

The Top Gear co-host builds a full-sized bridge made of Meccano. (R) (S) (AD)


Presenter: James May

: Rick Stein's Christmas Odyssey

The chef presents some tips for using up cold leftover turkey.
Shown last Thursday (S) (AD)
Simulcast on the BBC HD channel (see p143)


Chef/presenter: Rick Stein

: Porridge: No Way Out

In this 1975 Christmas edition of the comedy, 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. Ronnie Barker stars. (R) (S)


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Norman Stanley Fletcher: Ronnie Barker

: TOTP2 Christmas Special

Mark Radcliffe presents a look back at vintage Christmas hits including songs by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, Wizzard, Wham!, Tom Jones and Mariah Carey.
Top of the Pops Christmas Special is on Christmas Day at 2pm on BBC1.
Repeated on Christmas Day at 1am (S)


Narrator: Mark Radcliffe
Band: The Pogues
Singer: Kirsty MacColl
Band: Wizzard
Band: Wham!
Singer: Tom Jones
Singer: Mariah Carey
Producer: Sally Wood

: Grumpy Guide to Christmas

A chorus of celebrity Scrooges who prefer a good grouse to turkey at Christmas present their humorous grievances. Along with Ozzy Osbourne, Ronni Ancona, Al Murray and many more there's John Thomson, who bemuses his parents with anonymous Christmas cards, while Neil Morrissey would rather lock himself in the lavatory with a portable TV and some bottles of wine for the duration. Geoffrey Palmer narrates.
Repeated tomorrow at 10.40pm (S)


Interviewee: Ozzy Osbourne
Interviewee: Ronni Ancona
Interviewee: Al Murray
Interviewee: John Thomson
Interviewee: Neil Morrissey
Narrator: Geoffrey Palmer
Director/Producer: Pip Banyard

: Russell Howard Live

Frequently a blur of arms, legs and floppy hair, the ubiquitous stand-up comedian brings his customary optimism in humanity and tireless energy to this performance recorded at the Bloomsbury Theatre during his sell-out 2007 tour.
Shown on Monday 21 December at 11.20pm on BBC3 (S)


Comedian: Russell Howard


Stephen Fry asks his guests Jo Brand, Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies some surprising questions about geography.
Extended repeat from last Thursday on BBC1 (S)
Competition: Win an iPod nano and The QI Book of the Dead at [web address removed]
The Ql quiz: page 59; The big RT prize quiz: p48


Presenter: Stephen Fry
Guest: Jo Brand
Guest: Rob Brydon
Guest: Jimmy Carr
Guest: Alan Davies

: Mock the Week

Festive special of the comedy news quiz, featuring Frankie Boyle's final appearance as a panellist, alongside Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard and Andy Parsons. With Dara O'Briain.
Shown yesterday 9pm (S)


Panellist: Frankie Boyle
Panellist: Hugh Dennis
Panellist: Russell Howard
Panellist: Andy Parsons
Presenter: Dara O'Briain

: Have I Got News for You: 9/9

Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by guest host Bill Bailey.
Shown last Friday on BBC1 (S)


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

: The Rules of Film Noir

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall are among the stars whose oles are feted as Matthew Sweet presents a celebration of the hard-boiled world of noir movies.

A season of noir films begins with The Reckless Moment, next.
First shown on BBC4 (S)
Get your RT Guide to Films 2010: page 63


Presenter: Matthew Sweet

: 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 73 (1949, 12) (BW) (S) (AD) (W)
The film noir season continues tomorrow with Gilda at 2.10am


Director: Max Ophuls
Martin Donnelly: James Mason
Lucia Harper: Joan Bennett

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