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: CBeebies: Me Too!

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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

A veggie meal. (R) (S) (AD)

: CBeebies: Brum

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: CBeebies: Pingu


: CBBC: Watch My Chops

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: CBBC: Inside Life

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: CBBC: Gimme a Break

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: Wainwright Walks

Following in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright, Julia Bradbury ascends Helvellyn. (R) (S) (AD)


Presenter: Julia Bradbury

: Great Railway Journeys

Danny Glover travels through Senegal to Mali on the Bamako Express. (R) (S)


Presenter: Danny Glover

: Animal Park

Discovering the power of the big cats' bites. (R) (S)

: Who Do You Think You Are?

Nigella Lawson traces her ancestors. (R) (S) (AD)


Subject: Nigella Lawson

: Coast

Neil Oliver learns how to fly fighter jets at RAF Valley in Anglesey. (R) (S) (AD)


Presenter: Neil Oliver

: Racing

The likely highlight of this afternoon's live racing from Chepstow is the Welsh National at 2.10, with other starts at 1.00, 1.35 and 2.45. Plus the Lexus Chase from Leopardstown at 2.35. Presented by Clare Balding, with Richard Dunwoody, Mick Fitzgerald, Rishi Persad, John Parrott, Gary Wiltshire and Jim McGrath. (S)


Presenter: Clare Balding
Pundit: Richard Dunwoody
Pundit: Mick Fitzgerald
Pundit: Rishi Persad
Pundit: John Parrott
Pundit: Gary Wiltshire
Commentator: Jim McGrath

: Rio Lobo

Western starring John Wayne. Following a bullion robbery, Colonel Cord McNally wants revenge. (1970, PG) (S) (W)


Director: Howard Hawks
Colonel Cord McNally: John Wayne
Shasta Delaney: Jennifer O'Neill
Phillips: Jack Elam
Sergeant Tuscarora: Chris Mitchum
Captain Pierre Cordona: Jorge Rivero

: Flog It!

The team visits York, where Paul Martin learns more about the history of local silver. (R) (S)


Presenter: Paul Martin

: Escape to the Country

Thatched properties featured in past programmes. (R) (S)

: Just like Heaven

Offbeat romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. After a fatal road accident, Elizabeth Masterson wakes up in her own San Francisco apartment as a ghost and resents the presence of its new tenant David.
Review page 84 (2005, PG) (S) (W)


Director: Mark Waters
Dr Elizabeth Masterson: Reese Witherspoon
David Abbott: Mark Ruffalo
Jack Houriskey: Donal Logue
Abby Brody: Dina Waters
Dr Brett Rushton: Ben Shenkman
Darryl: Jon Heder
Katrina: Ivana Milicevic
Fran: Rosalind Chao

: Top Gear: Bolivia Special

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt one of their boldest adventures yet as they drive from the heart of Bolivia's Amazon basin to the coast of Chile in three iffy 4x4s bought on the cheap. At least the trio can depend on Clarkson's unflappable tact and sound grasp of mechanics as they encounter drug lords, the debilitating effects of high altitude and the sheer drops of El Camino de la Muerte.
See choice, p178
Shown yesterday at 7.45pm (S) [web address removed]
Digital viewers can press red to watch Top Gear clips from 2009 and answer multiple choice questions in a fun interactive quiz
Road of death: page 47


Presenter: Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter: Richard Hammond
Presenter: James May
Producer: Grant Wardrop
Assistant Producer: Gavin Whitehead
Executive Producer: Andy Wilman
Film Editor: Dan James
Film Editor: Guy Savin
Production Manager: Kirsty Reid
Sound Department: Russell Edwards
Sound Department: Rob Entwistle
Sound Department: Renato Ferrari
Dubbing Mixer: Graham Kirkman
Camera Assistant: Chris Dunford
Mini Camera Operator: Stephen Hunter
Film Camera: Ben Joiner
Camera Assistant: Jay Kennedy
Film Camera: Iain May
Mini Camera Operator: Jonathan Thursby
Film Camera: Toby Wilkinson
Colourist: Nick Adams
Online Editor: Nick Griffiths
Edit Assistant: Leo de Wolff
Vehicle Consultant: Mark Hawley
Vehicle Consultant: Bob Ives
Vehicle Consultant: Travis Telleria
Vehicle Consultant: Karl Trunk
Production Coordinator: Elena Christodoulou
Production Team: Claire Foister
Health and Safety/Fire Safety: Andy Harriss
Production Coordinator: Sara Hulme
Location Safety Advisor: Gary Humphrey
Production Team: Siomon Kay
Production Coordinator: Anna McGrath
Production Team: Cheryl Parker
Script Editor: Richard Porter
Production Accountant: Kelly Sait
Production Accountant: Elaine Stephenson
Researcher: Greg Vince
Production Executive: Paul Williams
Researcher: Hannah Young

: Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News

The ground-breaking comedy sketch show Not the Nine O'clock News, which first aired in 1979, was originally pitched as an alternative to the current affairs programme on BBC1. It launched the careers of the so-called "alternative" comedians of the time, Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith, as well as the show's writers, who included future big names Clive Anderson, Rory McGrath, Nigel Planer, Ruby Wax and Richard Curtis. Tonight's film tells the story of the show, with the help of contributions from the key performers, plus producer John Lloyd, Billy Connolly and Dara O'Briain. A vintage episode is next. (S)

Griff Rhys Jones is in Three Men Go to Ireland on Wednesday 30 December at 9pm
Not Monty Python!: page 44


Interviewee: John Lloyd
Interviewee: Billy Connolly
Interviewee: Dara O'Briain
Director/Producer: Andy Humphries

: Not the Nine O'Clock News

A chance to enjoy a classic episode of the sketch show starring Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Pamela Stephenson. (R) (S)


Comedian: Rowan Atkinson
Comedian: Mel Smith
Comedian: Griff Rhys Jones
Comedienne: Pamela Stephenson.

: Dara O'Briain Live from the Theatre Royal

The explosive finale to the comedian's sell-out tour of the UK and Ireland, recorded in front of 2,500 fans at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. (R) (S)


Comedian: Dara O'Briain
Director: Tom Poole
Producer: Alex Hardcastle

: The Funny Side of Chat

Clips of TV presenters ending up with egg on their faces.
Shown on Christmas Day at 11pm (S)

: Defying Gravity: 13/13: Kiss

Zoe's life is put in danger. Donner learns the truth about their baby.

Shown on Monday 21 December at 12.05am (S) (AD)

: Dead Reckoning

Film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott. War hero Rip Murdock finds himself in danger when he investigates a colleague's murder in a small southern town. (1947, U) (BW) (S)
The film noir season continues tomorrow with The Big Combo at 1.10am


Director: John Cromwell
Rip Murdock: Humphrey Bogart
'Dusty' Chandler: Lizabeth Scott

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