BBC Prime 24.12.04



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BBC Prime 24.12.04

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11325H Canal Digital 1.0West

11131V Hot Bird 6 at 13.0E

11891H TV Cabo on Hispasat 1C at 30.0W

''enjoy'' (merry christmas to all)

Friday 24.12.04 (GMT)


11.15am Bargain Hunt Auctioneer Tim Wonnacott challenges two teams to scour an antiques fair and pick up bargains to sell for profit at auction

11.45am Weakest Link Special Anne Robinson hosts a special edition of the general knowledge quiz in which nine contestants with festive jobs compete

12.30pm Doctors A woman's wedding day threatens to be ruined by her mother's secret fears, while Nathan and Sarah impress the ward when they try to raise money for the Children in Need appeal

1.00pm EastEnders Emotional highs and lows with the residents of Albert Square

1.30pm Passport to the Sun Life in Majorca during the holiday season, presented by Nadia Sawalha

2.00pm Wildlife Documentary exploring the extreme tactics employed by the ostrich in its struggle for survival over 65 million years

2.30pm Teletubbies The four friends watch two children making Christmas crackers. Later, Dipsy gets one of his own and looks for someone to pull it with

2.55pm Tweenies The quartet hope for a visit from Santa Claus, and dream of being taken on a trip in his sleigh to see all the children around the world

3.15pm The Story Makers The library-dwelling yarn-spinners make up more stories for the children

3.35pm Popcorn Denise Welch stars in Turkish Delight, a tale about a housewife who decides to start belly dancing lessons

4.30pm Weakest Link A Eurovision special featuring former entries Jessica Garlick and Sonia, and featuring a special narration by Terry Wogan

5.20pm Big Strong Boys Jake Robinson and Gavin Lowe create a stage school-themed bedroom in Stevenage for an aspiring actress

5.45pm Bargain Hunt Two teams are challenged to scour an antiques fair and pick up bargains to sell for profit at auction (888)

6.15pm Ready, Steady, Cook Culinary duel in which two celebrity chefs compete to prepare a meal in only 20 minutes

7.00pm Friends for Dinner Chef Clarissa Dickson-Wright offers to cook Christmas dinner for one of her biggest fans

7.30pm Only Fools and Horses Del and Rodney must raise the money they need to pay back the Inland Revenue — or risk losing their cherished flat in Nelson Mandela House. David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst star, with Tessa Peake-Jones, Gwyneth Strong and John Challis

8.45pm Lenny Henry in Pieces The funnyman brings a selection of comedy characters to life in his own individual style

9.15pm Knowing Me, Knowing Yule: With Alan Partridge The chat show host returns to throw a spectacular seasonal house party, set in an exact replica of his Norwich home. Guests include a cross-dressing celebrity chef and a professional golfer struck by lightning in the closing stages of a major tournament. Appropriately festive music is supplied by a team of bellringers, and the cast includes Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front, David Schneider, Doon Mackichan and Kevin Eldon

10.00pm Alistair McGowan's Big Impression More celebrity send-ups from the talented impressionist and his satirical sidekick Ronni Ancona

10.40pm French and Saunders Comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders pay homage to the movie world with spoofs of Star Wars and The Phantom Menace

11.25pm Carols from Kings 1993 Hymns and readings from the chapel of King's College, Cambridge

12.30am Christmas Midnight Mass Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor leads worshippers in a live candlelit service from Westminster Cathedral. Music by the Cathedral Choir includes Adeste Fideles, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town of Bethlehem and Once in Royal David's City

2.00am Learning Zone
Leonardo In the second part of Alan Yentob's dramatised documentary, Leonardo da Vinci proposes revolutionary ideas on submarine warfare to the Venetians and works on military projects for Cesare Borgia before returning to Florence, where he designs his first flying machine. It is against this backdrop that he paints the Mona Lisa, arguably the most famous portrait of all time, and becomes locked in a bitter rivalry with sculptor Michaelangelo 3.00am Japanese Language and People Family life 3.30am Suenos World Spanish Hispanic languages 3.45am Suenos World Spanish Hispanic languages 4.00am The Money Programme The realities of football agents 4.30am The Money Programme The consequences of the fur ban 5.00am English Zone For adult learners of all abilities 5.30am Goal English language series.

Regards Satdude. :chh