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: CBeebies: Me Too!

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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

Ben buys new clothes. (R) (S) (AD)

: CBeebies: Brum

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: CBeebies: Pingu


: CBBC: Mona the Vampire

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: 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 discovers the secrets of Catbells. (R) (S) (AD)


Presenter: Julia Bradbury

: Great Railway Journeys

Victoria Wood makes a round trip of northern England and Scotland. (R) (S)


Presenter: Victoria Wood

: Animal Park

The lions have to work for their dinner. (R) (S)

: Who Do You Think You Are?

Rory Bremner never got to know his distant infantry-officer father well, but a leaf through his letters reveals an impressive Second World War record in Holland and Germany. (R) (S) (AD)


Subject: Rory Bremner

: Victorian Farm: 4/6

It's make or break time for the team, as Alex and Peter need to master the art of animal midwifery. (R) (S) (AD)

: Coast

Series four. The team island-hops across the Inner and Outer Hebrides. (R) (S) (AD)

: Escape to the Country

Denise Nurse re-examines some of the best stone-built properties of the series. (R) (S)


Presenter: Denise Nurse

: Flog It!

Host Paul Martin visits St Albans in Hertfordshire. (R) (S)


Presenter: Paul Martin

: Ready Steady Cook

Singer Toyah Willcox and presenter Shauna Lowry battle it out in the kitchen. (R) (S)


Contestant: Toyah Willcox
Contestant: Shauna Lowry

: Campion

The detective has to identify the rightful owner of a tiny oil-rich state. (R) (S)

: Escape to the Country

A look at the best mystery-house properties. (R) (S)

: Miss Potter

Biographical period drama starring Renee Zellweger as Peter Rabbit creator Beatrix Potter and Ewan McGregor as the timid publisher who falls for both the woman and her work.
Review page 86 (2006, PG) (S) (AD) (W)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 203)


Director: Chris Noonan
Beatrix Potter: Renee Zellweger
Norman Warne: Ewan McGregor
Millie Warne: Emily Watson
Helen Potter: Barbara Flynn
Rupert Potter: Bill Paterson
Miss Wiggin: Matyelok Gibbs
William Heelis: Lloyd Owen
Harold Warne: Anton Lesser
Fruing Warne: David Bamber
Mrs Warne: Phyllida Law
Young Beatrix: Lucy Boynton
Lady Armitage: Jane How
Ashton Clifford: Richard Mulholland

: This Is Your Life: June Whitfield OBE

In the first of an evening of programmes dedicated to June Whitfield, the much-loved comedy actress is brought together with family and friends in this vintage episode from 1995, hosted by Michael Aspel. (R) (S)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Subject: June Whitfield

: Terry and June

June is joined by her most frequent comedy partner, Terry Scott, in this festive special of the sitcom from 1985 in which the couple find that sharing a pantomime cow costume is not a good idea during a fire scare. (R) (S)


Writer: John Kane
Director: Martin Shardlow
Terry: Terry Scott
June: June Whitfield

: The Many Faces of June Whitfield

Looking back on a career spanning 60 years, the actress tells her story from her early days in the West End alongside Noel Coward and her ill-fated debut on Broadway through her numerous radio, television and film performances over the past five decades. She explains how a lack of confidence in her looks made her decide to play it for laughs and gives an insight into her onscreen relationship with Terry Scott, as well as revealing how not having a career plan has been the secret to her continuing success. (S)


Subject/interviewee: June Whitfield
Producer: Graeme Hart
Executive producer: Stephen Stewart

: Absolutely Fabulous: Gay

The oldest swingers in town visit New York, hoping to take the fashion world by storm and find Edina's long-lost son Serge in the process. (R) (S)


Writer: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Tristram Shapeero


David Tennant, Bill Bailey and Lee Mack join regular panellist Alan Davies and host Stephen Fry to answer questions with a groovy theme.
See choice, p148
Extended repeat of Christmas Eve's edition on BBC1 (S)
The QI quiz: page 59; The big RT prize quiz: page 48


Panellist: David Tennant
Panellist: Bill Bailey
Panellist: Lee Mack
Regular panellist: Alan Davies
Presenter: Stephen Fry

: I'm Alan Partridge: 3/6

Series one. The DJ insults Norfolk's farmers on his radio show and presents a promotional video. (R) (S)


Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Armando Iannucci

: Steve Coogan - Inside Story

Vie Reeves and Bob Mortimer present a tongue-in-cheek profile of the comedian who brought the world such memorable characters as Alan Partridge, Paul and Pauline Calf, Tony Ferrino and Tommy Saxondale, and who is now carving a career in Hollywood.
Shown on Sunday 27 December at 9pm (S)


Presenter: Vic Reeves
Presenter: Bob Mortimer
Interviewee: Steve Coogan

: The Big Combo

Film noir starring Cornel Wilde and Richard Conte. Police Lieutenant Diamond is determined to break a tightly organised gang, headed by the vicious Brown. (1955, PG) (BW) (S)
The film noir season continues tomorrow with On Dangerous Ground at 1.40am


Director: Joseph H Lewis
Police Lieutenant Diamond: Cornel Wilde
Mr Brown: Richard Conte

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