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06.00 Havakazoo
(Flying like a Bird) Magazine programme for preschool children. Patricia makes a glider plane, Messy pet-sits a cockatiel, and Watchdog tells the story of the Cat in the Tree. (Repeat) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

06.30 Dappledown Farm
(Growing) Brian Cant presents the children's series set in a farmyard. Stubble and Straw are trying to grow flowers, but Stubble is not very patient. The duck pond has some messy visitors. (Repeat)

06.55 Milkshake Christmas Special
Presented by Jodie Penfold from `Tiger Tiger'. (Nicam Digital Stereo)

07.15 When I Grow up
(Waitress) Children try out an occupation of their choice. Six-year-old Anna from Stockport helps out in a cafe, and finds that being a waitress is not as easy as she had thought! (Nicam Digital Stereo)

07.25 Rolie Polie Olie
Magical adventures of the clockwork boy. Three stories including `Squaresville', `Zowie's Harmonica' and `Unruly Polie Olie'. (Repeat) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

07.55 Bear in the Big Blue House
(Lost Things) Puppet fun for preschool children. Ojo is upset because she can't find her snow bear. (Repeat) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

08.30 Babar and Father Christmas
Animation. Babar attempts to find Father Christmas and bring him to Elephant Country to visit his children. (Nicam Digital Stereo)

09.00 Enchanted Tales
(The Night before Christmas) Animated retelling of the classic poem in which the Christmas dreams of a 12-year-old orphan come to life. (Repeat) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

10.00 Robotica
Ahmet Zappa presents this six-part series in which home-made robots battle each other in a fight to the death over three gruelling rounds, in the aim of finding the ultimate winner. (Nicam Digital Stereo)

11.00 Weird, Bad and Ugly
(Weird Nature) Tony Robinson narrates a lighthearted series looking at some of the more unusual members of the animal kingdom. This edition features the spitting fish, the wobbygong, and the aardvark. Including archive footage and film clips. (Nicam Digital Stereo)

12.00 5 News at Noon
National and international news with Rob Butler. (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

12.30 Home and Away
Kylie Watson, Anna Hruby, Tammin Sursok, Norman Coburn, Zac Drayson. Dani's lies put her in a difficult situation with Will. Shauna feels bitter about the changes in her lifestyle. Fisher comes to a realisation about Judith. (Repeat) (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo) (Followed by 5 News Update)

13.00 Family Affairs
Nicola Duffett, Jo Dow, Miles Petit. Cat is stunned when Jim reveals that he wants her to have his baby and for them to be together as a family. Roy is amazed by the sudden arrival of Luke in Charnham who brings news of Sara's disappearance with him. (Repeat) (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

13.30 100 Per Cent - Magic Special
A special themed episode of the game show without a host. (Nicam Digital Stereo)

14.00 Film: ``Cats Don't Dance''
(1997, Children's) Animated musical featuring songs by Oscar-nominated writer Randy Newman. Danny is a cool cat who is desperate to win a dancing job and the heart of the girl he loves. Overcoming species-based prejudice and incredible odds, he rises to the top in a rags-to-riches spectacular. With the voices of Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy and Natalie Cole. (Nicam Digital Stereo) (Followed by 5 News Update)

15.20 Film: ``Scrooge''
(1970, Musical) Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Michael Medwin, Laurence Naismith. Musical adaptation of Dickens' classic story, `A Christmas Carol'. It's Christmas Eve and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge dismisses the festivities around him as `humbug', until he is visited by some very persuasive ghosts. The musical score includes Leslie Bricusse's effervescent `Thank You Very Much'. (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

17.30 5 News
National and international news with Charlie Stayt. (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo) (Followed by Weather)

18.00 Home and Away
Lynn Collingwood, Tammin Sursok, Zac Drayson. Colleen conspires to get Leah and Ted together. Sam cannot forgive Fisher for ruining his chances with Sandy. How far will Dani go to hide the truth from Will? (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

18.30 Family Affairs
David Easter, Nicola Duffett, Jemma Walker. A lonely Cat arranges to meet Patrick. As Siobhan wraps presents, Tom is reminded of the child he has never seen. Matt fuses all the street's lights. (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo) (Followed by 5 News Update)

19.05 Night Fever - Christmas Beach Party
Festive edition of Suggs' karaoke entertainment show from Magaluff. On the mike tonight are Vanessa Feltz, Shane Ritchie, Sid Owen from `EastEnders', Louis Emerick and Anne-Marie Davies from `Brookside' and Naomi Russell from `Coronation Street'. (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

20.00 The Natural History of Christmas
Michael Dilger presents a festive wildlife documentary about the biology and folklore of many of the plants and animals we associate with Christmas. He embarks on a trip to Lapland to discover why Santa's reindeer fly. (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo) (Followed by 5 News at 9)

21.00 Film: ``Wrongfully Accused''
(1998, Comedy) Leslie Nielsen, Richard Crenna, Kelly Le Brock, Melinda McGraw, Michael York, Sandra Bernhard. Spoof comedy based on `The Fugitive'. A superstar violinist winds up facing the death penalty when he is found guilty of a murder he did not commit. He manages to escape and sets out to find the real killer - a one-armed, one-legged and one-eyed man - with a gaggle of officers and agents in pursuit. (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo) (Including 5 News Update) (Followed by 5 News Late)

22.40 Urban Gothic II
(The End) Karl Hayes, Jacqueline Defferary, Blake Ritson. Series of supernatural dramas. A story within a story as this episode of `Urban Gothic' is interrupted by a strange pirate broadcast warning of disturbances on the street - but is it all an elaborate hoax? (Oracle) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

23.10 Phill Jupitus Live - Quadrophobia
Phill Jupitus does his stand-up routine at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. (Nicam Digital Stereo)

24.30 Film: ``O Lucky Man!''
(1973, Drama) Malcolm McDowell, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe. Surreal allegory about a young coffee salesman who pushes his way to the top, only to fall and rise again. His circuitous route takes him from scientific guinea pig to business tycoon and finally, after a religious revelation in prison, to a state of peace and serenity with the world.

03.30 To Be Announced

03.45 Police Academy - The Series
(Hoop Nightmares) Matt Borlenghi, Joe Flaherty, Jeremiah Birkett, Heather Campbell, Christine Gonzales. Spin-off sitcom from the popular film comedies. The annual basketball game against the sheriff's cadets pits Hefilfinger against his longtime rival. Annie thinks that everyone forgot about her birthday. (Repeat) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

04.30 Police Academy - The Series
(Lend Me Your Ears) Matt Borlenghi, Joe Flaherty, Jeremiah Birkett, Heather Campbell, Christine Gonzales. Spin-off sitcom from the popular film comedies. An experimental product creates a hairy situation for Ledbetter. Hefilfinger goes through cadet training again. (Repeat) (Nicam Digital Stereo)

05.15 Film: ``Christmas Snow''
(1986, Drama) Sid Caesar, Katherine Helmond, Melissa Joan Hart, Kimble Joyner. Seasonal drama about a stingy landlord who plans to evict a widow and her two adopted young children. When he disappears, the townspeople do not care, but the good-hearted widow sets out to find him. Adapted from a Paul Theroux short story.

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