BBC Prime 30.12.04

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BBC Prime 30.12.04

Please + or - one hour, depending on your country time.

11325H Canal Digital 1.0West

11131V Hot Bird 6 at 13.0E

11891H TV Cabo on Hispasat 1C at 30.0W

''enjoy'' (I am having a little break at the moment, updates back 04.01.05)

Thursday 30.12.04 (GMT)

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10.15am Big Strong Boys in the Sun Jake Robinson and Gavin Lowe visit Portugal to come to the rescue of a British woman who has far too many decorating projects on the go at once. While she is busy tackling her other homes, the pair come up with a new look for the bedroom in her house on the south coast, opting for a romantic, neo-classical feel

10.45am Trading Up in the Sun Designers Gordon Whistance and Lorne Spicer travel to Competa in southern Spain, where they spruce up a house in a mountain village in a bid to make it more attractive to British buyers wanting to relocate

11.15am Weakest Link Anne Robinson hosts a pantomime special of the general knowledge quiz, featuring contestants including Christopher Biggins, Malandra Burrows, Bobby Davro and Wayne Sleep — in the respective guises of Buttons, Princess Apricot Crumble, Aladdin and the Dame from Jack and the Beanstalk. Other stars taking part are Russ Kane, Caroline Buckley, Carol Harrison, Juliet Jane Horne and Malcolm Dixon

12.00pm Diarmuid's Big Adventure Only a few weeks remain before Diarmuid Gavin has to start work on his garden, and the plans are laid out for an extraordinary fantasy design. But so far nothing has worked out, and he is forced to consider if his design is a little too ambitious

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

2.00pm Rolf's Amazing World of Animals The Aussie animal-lover and guest Sue Kinsey visit Holland where they get hands-on experience at Europe's largest Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre, caring for orphaned pups and learning how to release older seals back into the wild. Kate Humble investigates the plight of India's dancing bears, and Rhodri Williams meets the wildlife police officer who inspired BBC1's Badger

2.30pm Teletubbies The pals watch children on a carousel and dance round the controls

2.55pm Tweenies The gang visit a sea life centre to learn about fish, and get close to a shark

3.15pm Bits and Bobs The adventures of two inquisitive balls of fluff who are keen to find out about dolls

3.30pm Yoho Ahoy! Poop tests his culinary skills by making pancakes

3.35pm Tikkabilla Pre-school magazine show, with music, rhymes and stories

4.05pm Blue Peter Flies the World The team explore Canada in a series of global adventures

4.30pm Weakest Link It's a show of two halves as Anne Robinson attempts to intimidate nine celebrities connected with the England football team

5.15pm Big Strong Boys in the Sun Craig Phillips and Stewart Castledine come to the aid of a British family living in a cave in Tenerife. The one-room building cut into the mountainside is a cool retreat from the blazing sun, but lacks any real comfort, so the boys get to work building a screen-cum-wardrobe to create an area of privacy. Debra Veal presents

5.45pm Ready, Steady, Cook Kitchen duel in which two celebrity chefs race to create a meal in just 20 minutes. Presented by Ainsley Harriott

6.30pm Diarmuid's Big Adventure Only a few weeks remain before Diarmuid Gavin has to start work on his garden, and the plans are laid out for an extraordinary fantasy design. But so far nothing has worked out, and he is forced to consider if his design is a little too ambitious

7.30pm EastEnders Emotional highs and lows with the residents of Albert Square

8.00pm Keeping Up Appearances Suburban sitcom about a super-snob intent on climbing the social ladder, starring Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift and Geoffrey Hughes

8.30pm My Hero Janet's prayers are answered when George accidentally erases his own memory, forgets all about his super-powers and becomes a model husband and father. But scientists soon get wind of a meteor on a collision course with Earth — if Thermoman doesn't remember where he's put his tights within 24 hours, all human life will be destroyed. Ardal O'Hanlon and Emily Joyce star

9.00pm Daniel Deronda In the concluding episode, Daniel manages to reunite Jewish mystic Mordecai with his long-lost sister Mirah, before Sir Hugo gives him devastating news about his parentage, leading him to Genoa — where a well-known opera diva holds the key to his true identity. Meanwhile, Gwendolen and Grandcourt are involved in a fatal sailing accident. Drama series based on the classic novel by George Eliot, starring Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai and Barbara Hershey

9.50pm David Attenborough: A Life on Air Fifty years ago, David Attenborough was turned down for a job with BBC radio, only to end up working for the corporation's fledgling TV service — eventually becoming Director of Programmes. Since then he has gone on to become one of the most respected wildlife film-makers in the business, with classic series such as Life on Earth and The Blue Planet to his name. Here he talks to Michael Palin about his half-century at the Beeb and in the wild

10.40pm Mastermind Celebrity Special Actor, writer and funnyman Stephen Fry, broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth, Poet Laureate Andrew Motion and athlete-turned-presenter Tanni Grey-Thompson face the steely gaze of quizmaster John Humphrys . Their specialist subjects are the Sherlock Holmes books, the life and works of John Gielgud, the life and works of Philip Larkin and the original Star Wars film trilogy

11.10pm Alistair McGowan's Big Impression More celebrity send-ups from the talented impressionist and his satirical sidekick Ronni Ancona as fresh faces including Louis Theroux, Ruby Wax and Nigella Lawson join old favourites Posh and Becks

12.00am Popcorn — Coming Up for Air A strange occurrence befalls grieving husband Tom Rourke when he arrives at an idyllic Spanish village for a holiday. Jeremy Sheffield stars

1.00am Learning Zone Great Railway Journeys of the World A journey from St Petersburg to Tashkent on the Bolshoi Express 2.00am The Making of a Continent History of the earth 3.00am Physical World The work of helicopter pilots 3.30am Asteroid Hunters Tracking potentially hazardous asteroids 4.00am Troubleshooter Returns The future of British industry 4.50am Business Confessions James Dyson reveals his business secrets 5.00am Follow Me Language series for adult learners 5.15am Follow Me Language series for adult learners 5.30am Spelling with the Spellits Exploring words.

Regards Satdude. :chh
 
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