December 2021




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Weather, Detailed weather forecast.
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BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
100 Women
Interview, Rebel Wilson. Rebel Wilson made her name in Hollywood as a comedy actress. Now a producer and director she fought her way to the top in an industry dominated by men and ruled by beauty ideals.
BBC News
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Technology, A comprehensive guide to all the latest gadgets websites games and computer industry news.
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BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Our World
Newsmagazine, An exploration of news current affairs issues and events around the world and its impact on a global scale.
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
The Travel Show
Travel, Join the team on their journey of discovery as they explore new destinations around the globe and uncover hidden sides to some of the world s favourite holiday hotspots.
Public affairs, Delivering Christmas: What s in Store. Reporter Jane Corbin goes on the distribution front line to hear from companies struggling to find enough HGV drivers to move essential foods around the country and speaks to farmers who fear their crops will be left to rot if they can t find enough workers. With wages rising and the recent hike in energy prices putting pressure on costs the programme analyses household bills and asks whether families are facing a New Year hangover.
Who Do You Think You Are
Documentary, Pixie Lott. Singer-songwriter and talent show judge Pixie Lott hopes to confirm a family story that she has Italian ancestry from Verona but instead discovers ancestors battling poverty and hardship in London. On her dad s side Pixie learns of her great-grandfather s harrowing and surprising experience in the First World War. And wondering if she has any musical genes Pixie is delighted to discover three generations of military musicians whose legacy gives her an opportunity to sing with the band of the Household Cavalry.
Doctor Who
Science fiction, Flux: Survivors of the Flux. As the forces of evil mass the Doctor Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.
Entertainment, A preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.
The Old Grey Whistle Test
Music, Ralph McTell. Bob Harris introduces Ralph McTell in concert at the BBC Television Theatre in London s Shepherds Bush in 1976.
Top of the Pops
Music, Christmas Special 1984. The 1984 Christmas special featuring Frankie Goes To Hollywood Howard Jones Duran Duran Nik Kershaw Culture Club Thompson Twins Jim Diamond Wham Paul Young George Michael and Band Aid.
St Andrew s Day at the BBC
Special, From Texas to Travis Annie Lennox to Lulu and Primal Scream to The Proclaimers this collection of the best of Scottish rock and pop is the perfect way to celebrate St Andrew s Day. With performances from a range of BBC shows across the decades this selection also features the likes of Emeli Sande Simple Minds Sheena Easton and Deacon Blue.
Proclaimers: This is the Story
Special, Superfan David Tennant talks to Craig and Charlie Reid about 30 years in the business which has taken them from playing small pubs and clubs across Scotland to become one of the nation s most iconic bands.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
Newsmagazine, The BBC s Breakfast programme features the latest news sport business weather and other items on a daily basis.
Saturday Kitchen Live
Cooking, Matt Tebbutt and chefs Georgina Hayden and Tom Parker Bowles are joined by special guest John Bishop. There are great moments from the BBC food archive including clips from Rick Stein Keith Floyd Nigella Lawson and Mary Berry.
Mary Berry - Love to Cook
Cooking, Mary teams up with her daughter Annabel as they head to Carmarthen Bay to meet forager Craig Evans. Armed with his vast knowledge of edible plants they indulge in their two loves the great outdoors and cooking.
The Dengineers
Home improvement, Zen Den. Eleven-year-old Holly has chronic actinic dermatitis eczema caused by UV light and needs a calm and relaxing den to help forget about it.
All Over the Place
Adventure, Romans Houseboats and Steampunks. The team travel to Whitby for a steampunk festival Ed and Lindsey help to farm Kelp on Rathlin Island Gameshow Man travels around Milton Keynes and Ed and Ricky follow in Roman footsteps at Hadrian s Wall.
Blue Peter
Children, David Walliams and Mwaksy s Secret Challenge. Mwaksy tries her hand at a new job it s top secret but spoiler alert it involves food.
Deadly 60
Children, Australia 2. Steve and the crew are back in Australia for one of Steve s most dramatic encounters ever as he dangles beneath a helicopter and is dropped into the nest of giant wild saltwater crocodile. He also goes in search of the most venomous animal on earth the box jellyfish. Finally he enters a snake-infested marshland on a hunt for two lethal contenders for his list the Tiger Snake and the Copperhead Snake.
Comedy, A primary school teacher who was once a failed actor in a former career is given the task of directing the school s Nativity play which doesn t have a positive track record. Attitudes change however when it transpires that a Hollywood producer is coming to film the play.
Hugh s Wild West
Nature, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pays tribute to the wildlife heroes who are protecting the West Country s creatures.He meets Beryl Casey who has transformed her home into a hedgehog hospital nursing sick and injured hogs back to health. The UK s hedgehog population has halved since the millennium so every animal counts and Hugh helps return one of Beryl s patients to the wild.
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
Collectibles, Children s TV stars Radzi Chinyanganya and Karim Zeroual find antique coins clocks and a stone duck assisted by Paul Martin and Catherine Southon. The loser faces a gunge tank.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
Diddy TV
Comedy, That s What You Think. The pair look back at some of their greatest ratings hits over their first season on air.
Danger Mouse
Animated, Rodent Recall. Danger Mouse and Penfold are in a training simulation when one of DM s flying kicks damages the holodeck with catastrophic consequences. They wake to find they ve been in a three year dream that they aren t secret agents and work in IT instead and the Danger Agency has been a figment of their imaginations Whilst Penfold and Squawk quickly settle into a life of menial office work DM struggles to accept life as Dane G Mouse.
Danger Mouse
Animated, A Fear to Remember. In a spooky and scary Halloween special Danger Mouse faces the Queen of Weevils. It s a fearful moment to remember.
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese
Animated, Hampered Hamster. When the kids are asked to watch their neighbour s pet hamster they re given strict instructions not to let it out of its cage. However Mouse doesn t believe any animal should live in a cage and secretly frees the hamster.
News, News magazine keeping young viewers up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad.
Odd Squad
Children, Swamps N Gators. Olive and Otto get trapped inside a board game.
Danny and Mick
Comedy, Germnastics. There s a horrible snotty fever going around the leisure centre and it s catching fast. To make matters worse it s the day of the gymnastics competition. When the Pottsfield s team get snotty it looks like their chances of winning anything are gone. However Danny and Mick won t let that happen it s time to jump into a leotard and show everyone what they ve got
The Zoo
Animals, Jurgen: Simply the Worst. With the narrator held up with car trouble gorillas Dave and Geoffrey take over camera and interview duties with Jurgen. But as he attempts to present himself in the best light Geoffrey and Dave have other ideas about his most entertaining moments.
Dennis Gnasher Unleashed
Animated, The Bash Street Bogeyman. In the run-up to the school play spooky goings-on around the school make the gang wonder if the mythical Bash Street Bogeyman might be real and still stalking the corridors.
Dennis Gnasher Unleashed
Adventure, Chez Bash. When Olive surprises herself and everyone around her by actually becoming a good cook Dr Pfooflepfeffer tries to cash in by turning the school canteen into an exclusive and super-expensive dining experience.
Saturday Mash-Up
Children, Join Joe Harpz and Stanley for more fun-filled mayhem and celebrity guests in this interactive entertainment show with music and competitions that involve viewers.
Scooby-Doo and the Beach Beastie
Mystery, Scooby and his pals head to Florida for a relaxing vacation but instead come across a shifting sea monster.
Entertainment, Christmas Special. Sam and Mark host a bumper edition of festive fun. Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt play an extra-messy game of Splatterjack and there is music from Becky Hill.
BBC Weekend News
News, National and international news followed by weather.
BBC Weather
Weather, The latest weather forecast.
Live: Match of the Day
Soccer, FA Cup Second Round: Buxton v Morecambe. Live coverage as non-league Buxton bid to reach the FA Cup third round for the first time since 1951-52 as they take on League One Morecambe. The Derbyshire club play in the Northern Premier League - the seventh tier of English football s pyramid - but have been in fine form this season buoyed by the brilliant goalscoring form of striker Diego De Girolamo who netted the only goal against York City in the first round.
Escape to the Country
House garden, Dumfries and Galloway. Alistair Appleton helps an aspiring writer who wants to make a dramatic relocation from the frenetic bustle of East London to the rural idylls of Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. With a budget of £300 000 he s got his sights set on somewhere isolated that will inspire his creativity. Away from the houses Alistair heads for the hills hoping to strike it lucky on a Scottish gold rush.
Virtually Home
House garden, A couple in Glasgow who have been living together for just a year call on the help of interior designer Karen Livingstone Welstead and the virtual reality studio for advice on how to revamp their living room that has a distinctly studenty feel. They have very different views when it comes to style but will immersing them in the space using cutting edge VR technology mean they can decide which way to go
Nadiya s Fast Flavours
Cooking, Fresh and Healthy. Nadiya Hussain shares recipes for things that are both fresh and a little bit healthy. These are some lighter meal alternatives all of which are foolproof recipes that are simple to prepare and easy to master.
The Great Food Guys
Holiday, Christmas Special. Chef Nick Nairn and Dougie Vipond celebrate Christmas by cooking up a festive feast in their kitchen in Aberdeenshire. Highlighting the fantastic range of food and drink Scotland has to offer they make slow roast lamb with rosemary and garlic.
Live: UK Championship Snooker
Snooker, Semi-Final. Coverage of the first semi-final at the 2021 UK Snooker Championship.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
Donkey s Caroling Christmas-tacular
Comedy, In this festive animation featuring the characters from Shrek the irrepressible Donkey leads a Christmas carol singalong with musical numbers including It s the Most Wonderful Time and a unique version of Jingle Bells .
Dennis Gnasher Unleashed
Adventure, Dennis and the Beanostalk. A massive Beanostalk sprouts up in Beanotown taking all the gang s Christmas stuff and Gnasher up beyond the clouds to a land of giants Dennis and the Gang bravely climb up to Ginormotown determined to find Gnasher and bring Christmas back home. On their journey they find themselves giving away all their christmas goodies showing the Ginormotowners and themselves what the spirit of Christmas is really about
Dennis Gnasher Unleashed
Adventure, Beat the Bus. New teacher Miss Mistry is taking Class 3C on a trip to Flumes o Doom theme park. If anyone is a nano-second late the bus leaves without them. Walter pulls out all the stops to make Dennis late for the bus.
Dennis Gnasher Unleashed
Animated, The P Factor. Pieface is secretly doing underpants laundry chores for Walter hoping to help Dennis save up some cash. He urges the gang to audition for a replacement Pieface to make up for his mysterious absence.
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese
Animated, Crimes Against the Family. When their parents take the TV away because of the kids bad behaviour the siblings decide to police themselves. With Mouse acting as judge he decides which family member wins any argument they may have.
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese
Animated, Scientifically Impossible. When Girl is failing science class Mouse offers his teaching help. But Girl feels so hopeless she resorts to cheating instead. It works and Girl is hailed as a budding genius but keeping up her ruse might just cause a scientific calamity.
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese
Animated, We Could be Heroes. When Mouse accidentally saves Cheese s life from a toppling tree a grateful Cheese becomes determined to thank him by doing whatever she can for him.
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese
Entertainment, Family on Ice. The siblings unite to prepare an awesome Christmas surprise for their parents but their efforts are thwarted every step of the way.
All At Sea
Sitcom, Carwash. When Charlie breaks the microwave he needs a plan to make money for repairs and thinks car washing may be the perfect solution. He just needs to work out a way to make cars dirty first.
So Awkward
Children, The Ball. Josh stuns Lily by declaring they fancy one another Frankie has to dump six dates including Seb and Samson and Jeff are banned from attending the Ball.
4 O Clock Club
Sitcom, Christmas Past. Christmas is coming but there isn t much in the way of cheer at the flat or at school. Bell is in no mood to celebrate he is being a proper Scrooge. At school Bell makes enemies of everyone he axes the staff Christmas party there ll be no Christmas lunch for the kids the secret Santa is cancelled and he announces that full lessons will proceed as normal. Back at the flat Jack has some words of advice for Bell but they fall on deaf ears.
Class Dismissed
Children, Newbies. Headteachers Miss BFF and Miss BFF enjoy their first day English teacher Mr Dahling unveils his own new book and Dr Markov has a smashing time with a new invention in technology.
Final Score
Sports talk, Eilidh Barbour presents all today s football results along with reports and reaction from the afternoon s big games.
BBC Weekend News
News, National and international news followed by weather.
BBC London
News, News sport and weather from London.
BBC Weather
Weather, The latest weather forecast.
Superman Lois
Dramaserie, Pilot. After years of facing monsters aliens and megalomaniacal supervillains Clark Kent and Lois Lane face one of their biggest ever challenges raising two teenage boys. Leaving the Daily Planet and moving back to Smallville to get closer to Clark s roots and have somewhere quieter to raise the boys they find they have been followed there by the notorious business mogul who has just bought the paper and by a mysterious armoured stranger who will stop at nothing to destroy Superman.
Strictly Come Dancing
Reality, Week 11. The road to the Glitterball Trophy begins in earnest as the remaining couples take to the ballroom floor live for the quarter-final. The show opens with a dazzling group number from our Strictly professionals before the couples make their bid to secure another week in the competition with some first class performances.
Michael McIntyre s The Wheel
Game show, Celebrities on The Wheel: Mel B Josh Widdicombe Osi Umenyiora Kerry Godliman Jordan North Rosemary Shrager and Dr Hilary Jones.
Live: Match of the Day
Soccer, FA Cup Second Round: Yeovil Town v Stevenage. Coverage of the second round of the FA Cup as Yeovil Town face Stevenage.
Live: UK Championship Snooker
Snooker, Semi-Final. Coverage of the first semi-final at the 2021 UK Snooker Championship.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
UK Championship Snooker
Snooker, Semi-Finals. Coverage of the evening session on the first day at the semi-final stage of the 2021 UK Snooker Championship.
The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank
Special, Dan Cruickshank explores the rich aesthetic of Ludwig II. From the mock-medievalism of Neuschwanstein the iconic fairytale castle which became the inspiration for Walt Disney s Sleeping Beauty castle to the rich Baroque splendour of Herrenchiemsee Ludwig s answer to Versailles. Dan argues that Ludwig s castles are more than flamboyant kitsch and are in fact the key to unravelling the eternal enigma of Ludwig II.
Class Dismissed
Children, Deliveries. Biology teacher Miss Aviary tries to drink bin juice meeting wheeler-dealer Mr Kettering in home economics and embarrassing Italian teacher Mr Turtalli and his loving wife Nancy.
Horrible Histories
History, Episode 2. Some medieval knights discover the most disgusting way to attack a castle the Saxons demonstrate the stupidest way to lose a battle a Georgian goes shopping in a modern pet shop and the kings and queens of England demonstrate how to remember them all through the power of song.
Horrible Histories
Children, Episode 3. A confused World War I soldier spends his first day in the trenches William Wallace launches his music career as a rock rebel Lady Jane Grey wins a frankly terrible competition and the Welsh women of Fishguard defeat a French invasion without even trying.
Odd Squad
Children, Haunt Squad. The Odd Squad investigates strange events. Odd Squad is haunted by a ghost.
Odd Squad
Children, Safe House in the Woods. Owen and new recruit Ozlyn wait out a storm while transporting a creature.
Summer Camp Island
Animated, I Heart Heartforde. Oscar hedgehog and the other campers are excited to go to the non-magical town of Heartforde.
Summer Camp Island
Animated, Space Invasion. A visit from Puddle the alien tests the limit of Oscar s hosting skills.
Little Big Awesome
Children, Gluko s Jelly Jam. Lennon brings Gluko to Jellyopolis so he can refill his jelly. When they arrive Lennon discovers that Jelly Giants are afraid of solids and must conceal his identity in order to help Gluko.
Little Big Awesome
Children, Return of the Murple s. When Gluko and Lennon s annoying new neighbours turn out to be Lennon s rival from Mashball Camp Lennon must confront his past and beat his old nemesis at a sport he swore he d never play again.
Danger Mouse
Animated, Dry Hard. A late night scary movie makes Penfold even extra jittery forcing Danger Mouse to make his sidekick sit out the latest mission to stop the Baron from flooding the entire world. When his search for Greenback proves fruitless things go from bad to worse when Danger Mouse realises that the Baron has headed to the planet s only 100 per cent waterproof building and Penfold s current location - Danger HQ
Danger Mouse
Animated, Day of the Derek. In the distant future social outcast Derek Mullard watches a video of the world being destroyed by history s biggest villain Danger Mouse To make matters worse Danger Mouse is Derek s ancient ancestor.
Dragons: Defenders of Berk
Animated, A View to the Skrill - Part 2. Tuffnut goes undercover to help the gang rescue a Skrill captured by the Beserkers. Dagur and Alvin have joined forces and are determined to conquer Berk together and there is a huge battle for Berk.
Scream Street
Comedy, The Grumpus. Luke tries to save Scream Street from the Grumpus and restore a merry Christmas.
Scooby-Doo Curse of the Lake Monster
Children, Scooby and the gang have got a job for the summer working at Daphne s uncle s country club in Erie Point. Everything is going to plan until the legendary lake monster shows his face.
Blankety Blank
Game show, Bradley Walsh hosts as Fay Ripley Louis Smith Sara Pascoe Jo Brand Janette Manrara and Martin Kemp try to fill in the missing blanks and win prizes for some lucky contestants.
Dramaserie, Remember Me Part 1. As the team battle to keep the ED supplied with oxygen at Christmas a troubled patient from the past returns for revenge.
BBC Weekend News
News, National and international news followed by weather.
BBC Weather
Weather, The latest weather forecast.
Match of the Day
Soccer, Gary Lineker introduces highlights of Saturday s five Premier League matches including the London derby between West Ham United and Chelsea. Visitors Chelsea won both of last season s meetings including a 1-0 victory at the London Stadium in April when Timo Werner scored the only goal. Elsewhere reigning champions Manchester City travel to Watford while Wolverhampton Wanderers host Liverpool.
The NFL Show
Sports talk, Dan Walker Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell discuss the key talking points as the NFL season reaches week 13. This weekend s fixtures includes the AFC North clash between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Phil Lynott: Songs for While I m Away
Biography, Looking at the extraordinary life and music of Phil Lynott to tell the story of how a young black boy from working class Dublin in the 1950s became Ireland s greatest rock star.
Sight and Sound in Concert
Music, Thin Lizzy. Archive performance by Irish guitar rockers Thin Lizzy in concert at the Regal Theatre Hitchin. The set includes Jailbreak Cold Sweat and The Boys Are Back in Town .
Documentary, The Golden Age of Coach Travel. From its early origins in the charabanc the coach had always been the people s form of transport. Cheaper and more flexible than the train it allowed those who had travelled little further than their own villages and towns a first heady taste of exploration and freedom. It was a safe capsule on wheels from which to venture out into a wider world.
Stieg Larssons Millennium
Thriller, The Girl Who Played With Fire Part 2. Frustrated by the police s determination to prove that Lisbeth is guilty of all three murders Mikael pursues his own line of enquiry.
Chasing The Moon
Documentary, A Place Beyond The Sky. On 4 October 1957 Soviet scientists launched Sputnik 1 a beach-ball-sized radio-transmitting aluminium alloy sphere into orbit. The Soviet Union s accomplishment signalled a dramatic technological advantage.
Chasing The Moon
Documentary, A Place Beyond The Sky. Under von Braun s leadership America s technology finally seemed to be catching up with the Soviet Union s. On 5 May 1961 von Braun s Redstone rocket successfully launched American navy test pilot Alan Shepard 116 vertical miles up into space.
Talk, Sleep. The team talk about sleep how important it is to get enough and how they feel when they don t.
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