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Paul and Barry look after Reg the Hedge's cricket pitch.
(R) (S) (W)

7.20 Alvin and the Chipmunks
The gang don't know what to do for entertainment. (R) (S)

7.45 Rugrats
Chuckie thinks his life is like Cinderella's. (R) (S)

8.10 Newsround Review of the Year
Shown yesterday 4.50pm (S) (W)

8.40 Lion of Oz **
Animated fantasy.
The Wicked Witch of the East has captured Lion's friend, and Lion must bring her the magical Flower of Oz in order to set him free.
Review page 62. Director Tim Deacon (2000) (S)

9.55 The Magician's House
Episode three of the children's fantasy. The evil Black Gold spreads its negative energy throughout Golden Valley.
Further cast on Friday 4 January

10.25 Teletubbies
Po is feeling happy, so the others do too. (R) (S)

10.55 Tweenies
Squiggles keeps jumping up at Jake. (S) (W)

11.15 Bill and Ben
The duo build a snow castle. (S)

11.25 Beethoven's 2nd ***
Comedy starring Charles Grodin. Beethoven, a huge St Bernard, falls for Missy, but the path to true love proves not to be smooth.
Review page 62.
Director Rod Daniel (1993, U) (S)


Director ("Lion of Oz"):
Tim Deacon
Stephen Tyler (The Magician's House):
Ian Richardson
Jack Green (The Magician's House):
Neil Pearson
Mary Green (The Magician's House):
Katie Stuart
Matthew Morden (The Magician's House):
Christopher Redman
[Actor] ("Beethoven's 2nd"):
Charles Grodin
Director ("Beethoven's 2nd"):
Rod Daniel

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A journey across the seven continents in search of the world's most impressive wild landscapes and natural marvels, in the company of David Attenborough.
(S) (W) WEBSITE: [web address removed]
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas Without a Starry Knight: page 16

Great Natural Wonders of the World 3.45pm BBC1
David Attenborough makes the perfect travelling companion for this journey. In California he shows us dawn breaking over Death Valley; in the Alps he takes us into the world's largest ice cave and in Australia he gravitates towards Uluru or Ayers Rock, the sacred Aboriginal site. A splendid and sumptuously photographed round-the-world trip that armchair travellers will love.
More David Attenborough on page 16


David Attenborough
Peter Crawford

Fantasy action adventure. When an overeager toy designer installs state-of-the-art military microchips into a line of action figures, the result is a battle royal between the Commando Elite and the peaceful Gorgonites. The problem is that the battleground is the suburban household of young Alan Abernathy. Review page 63. (1998, PG) (S) (W) ***


Joe Dante
Gil Mars:
Denis Leary
Christy Fimple:
Kirsten Dunst
Alan Abernathy:
Gregory Smith
Irene Abernathy:
Ann Magnuson
Phil Fimple:
Phil Hartman
Irwin Wayfair:
David Cross
Larry Benson:
Jay Mohr
Frank Langella
Major Chip Hazard:
Tommy Lee Jones
Kip Killagin:
Ernest Borgnine
Butch Meathook:
Jim Brown
Link Static:
Bruce Dern
Brick Bazooka:
George Kennedy
Nick Nitro:
Clint Walker
Gwendy doll:
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Gwendy doll:
Christina Ricci

The competition to find the top muscle man of 2001 reaches its climax at Victoria Falls, Zambia, as ten competitors battle it out in seven tests of strength. John Inverdale hosts the action, which is described by Paul Dickenson.
Director Will Clough; Series producer Rupert Rumney (S) (W)


John Inverdale
Paul Dickenson.
Rupert Rumney

Little Mo turns to her family for help in the wake of her encounter with Trevor. Meanwhile, tempers flare and family rivalries surface as the extent of Lisa's secret unfolds.
Episode written by Simon Ashdown
For cast see Thursday 27 December and Thursday 3 January
Repeated at 10pm on BBC Choice (S) (W)


Simon Ashdown

Oscar-winning romantic comedy. Will Shakespeare's career is in crisis: his money is running out and he's suffering from writer's block. Then he meets beautiful aristocrat Viola De Lesseps and his life - and the world of English literature - will never be the same again. Review page 63.
(1998, 15) (S) (W) *****


John Madden
Viola de Lesseps:
Gwyneth Paltrow
Will Shakespeare:
Joseph Fiennes
Christopher Marlowe:
Rupert Everett
Lord Wessex:
Colin Firth
Philip Henslowe:
Geoffrey Rush
Queen Elizabeth:
Judi Dench
Hugh Fennyman:
Tom Wilkinson
Ned Alleyn:
Ben Affleck
Tilney, Master of the Revels:
Simon Callow
Ralph Bashford:
Jim Carter
Richard Burbage:
Martin Clunes
Imelda Staunton
Steve O'Donnell
Tim McMullen
Makepeace, the Preacher:
Steven Beard
Dr Moth:
Anthony Sher
Will Kempe:
Patrick Barlow
Sandra Reinton
Henry Condell:
Nicholas Boulton
Peter, the Stage Manager:
Paul Bigley

Romantic comedy. Writer Gwen and architect Nick might be the perfect couple, but fate seems determined not to throw them together. When an old apartment block is earmarked for redevelopment, professional and personal interests collide. Widescreen. Review page 63.
Director Scott Winant (1997. 12) (S) (W)


Scott Winant
Gwen Moss:
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Jennifer Aniston
Dylan McDermott
Francesca Lanfield:
Sarah Jessica Parker
Craig Bierko
Sophia Monroe:
Nina Foch

Comedy remake. During the Nazi occupation of Poland in the Second World War, two actors become accidentally involved with the Polish Resistance and put their theatre group in danger. Review page 63.
(1983, PG) (S) ***

Followed by Weatherview (W)


Alan Johnson
Frederick Bronski:
Mel Brooks
Anna Bronski:
Anne Bancroft
Lt Andre Sobinski:
Tim Matheson
Col Erhardt:
Charles Durning
Professor Siletski:
Jose Ferrer
Captain Schultz:
Christopher Lloyd
George Gaynes
George Wyner
Jack Riley
Lewis J Stadlen

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