Small loses Ben's marble. (R) (S) (AD)
Followed by Bernard (R) (S)
The gang meets a centaur. (R) (S)
A snowy Christmas. (R) (S)
Double bill. (R) (S) (AD)
Charting the lives and loves of Laurel and Hardy. (R) (S)
Clive Anderson introduces a celebration of 75 years of MGM musicals. Conductor John Wilson's orchestra and singing stars from the classical and musical theatre worlds perform songs from movies including High Society and Singin' in the Rain.
First shown on BBC4 (S)
Glamorous MGM musical.
Jerry, an American painter living in Paris, is loved by the rich and beautiful Milo. But he then falls in love with a poor orphan.
Review page 79 (1951, U) (S)
A Christmas special from 1978. Frank decides he wants to take flying lessons. (R) (S)
A round-up of today's football results. (S)
Press red 2.30-6pm for up-to-date football news and results
David Tennant reprises the title role in the RSC's production of Shakespeare's tragedy. Claudius has killed Prince Hamlet's father and usurped the throne, marrying Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. But the prince, haunted by his father's ghost and driven to the brink of insanity, plans a bloody revenge.
Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel tomorrow at 4.45pm (S) (AD)
[web address removed] (website scheduled to go live 14 December; clips and behind-the-scenes videos available after the programme)
RT Direct: Hamlet with David Tennant on DVD for just Â£13.50 (RRP Â£19.56) incl p&p.
Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit [web address removed] and enter code [number removed] at checkout
Hear David Tennant's Desert Island Discs tomorrow at 11.15am on Radio 4
David Tennant's final appearance in "Doctor Who" is on New Year's Day at 6.40pm on BBC1
Photo Gallery: [web address removed]
Ruth Goodman and Ivan Day try their hand at making a Christmas pudding using the same methods as Bob Cratchit's wife in A Christmas Carol.
Shown on Christmas Eve at 8pm
Signed repeat on Mon 28 Dec at 2.20am on BBC1 (S)
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Festive fun from 1973 with the much-missed comedy duo and guests Vanessa Redgrave, Hannah Gordon, Rudolf Nureyev, Laurence Olivier and Andre Previn. (R) (S)
This universal language of comedy, from the Chaplin classics to the bizarre fish-slapping dance in Monty Python, has shifted through silent films, surrealism, sketch and sitcom. This one-hour special charts the evolution of physical comedy through the decades, featuring clips and contributions from Vic Reeves, Reece Shearsmith and Ben Miller. (S)
Anarchic comedy, first shown in 1984. All four students have bad colds, causing a mass street riot. (R) (S)
Christine Bleakley, Paddy McGuinness, DJ lronik and Angelos Epithemiou join Jack Dee and Ulrika Jonsson. (R) (S)
Irreverent comedy starring Phil Silvers and Jim Dale. Unjustly accused of being a cheat, Bertram Oliphant West joins the French Foreign Legion. (1967, PG) (S) (W)
Bertram Oliphant West:
Classic film noir starring Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas. Former detective Jeff Bailey's violent past catches up with him.
Barry Norman's Film of the Day: page 81
(1947, PG) (BW) (S)
The film noir season continues tomorrow with Farewell My Lovely at 1.45am