December 2021
Match of the Day: Top 10
Talk, XI Played With. Gary Lineker Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the best footballers they ve played with during their careers including Neville Southall Peter Beardsley and Sergio Aguero.
Weather for the Week Ahead
Weather, Detailed weather forecast.
Joins BBC News
News, BBC One joins the BBC s rolling news channel for a night of news.
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
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Political Thinking with Nick Robinson
Politics, Nick Robinson talks about what s really going on in British politics.
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Dateline London
Newsmagazine, Foreign correspondents from London look at and analyse events in the UK through the eyes of outsiders.
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
News, Hard-hitting interviews with international political leaders corporate decision makers and entertainers.
BBC World News
News, A closer look at international news reported from London and BBC correspondents from around the world.
World Business Report
Bus. financial, The latest news from the business world with analysis and speculation straight from the world s leading financial centres.
Question Time
Talk, Features a studio audience quizzing top politicians on the events of the day. The panel surrounding presenter Fiona Bruce is composed of at least one member of the three major parties.
Holby City
Dramaserie, Eli struggles to focus on the ward as he worries about Amelia s health and Russ tries to convince Hanssen that he is not irresponsible.
Entertainment, A preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.
Secrets of Bones
History, Size Matters. Evolutionary Biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod looks at what bone is constructed from and discovers how bones have enabled animals to colonise and dominate practically every habitat on Earth.
Secrets of Bones
History, Down to Earth. Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod discovers how the skeleton has adapted for vertebrates to move on land in a remarkable number of ways. Ben explores the role of the spine in both cheetahs and snakes.
Dramaserie, In a residential street in Edinburgh brothers Max and Jake run down an old man while Jake is driving them back from a wedding stoned and uninsured. They carry on with their lives hoping Walter s death will be passed off as natural causes but the brothers end up being pulled further into Walter s world.
This Cultural Life
Talk, Mike Leigh. Mike Leigh talks to John Wilson about the art and experiences that have shaped his own creative life. Leigh recalls his early life in Salford and reveals how a life-drawing class at art college proved a formative influence on his later career.
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.
Morning Live
Newsmagazine, Kym Marsh and Gethin Jones present a lively mix of topical content and expert advice.
Claimed and Shamed
Documentary, One fraudster is left bankrupt and behind bars when his attempt at a crash for cash scam backfires badly while questions are raised after a high-end watch reported stolen is found but not where it should be.
Fraud Squad
Documentary, A personal betrayal at the heart of a council sees a trusted colleague steal over £200 000 to pay for luxury holidays and a very expensive hobby and investigators expose the lies of a man who assumed a stolen identity in order to fraudulently claim benefits for almost two decades.
Homes Under the Hammer
House garden, A quirky cottage in Paddock Wood in Kent a new build in Gnosall in Staffordshire and a one-bedroom flat in Northampton with big potential are bought at auction. None of the renovations go exactly to plan.
The Tournament
Game show, Eight contestants compete in a series of fast-paced quiz battles in an attempt to eliminate their opponents from the day s game and walk away with a cash prize.
Bargain Hunt
Game show, Newark 21. Eric Knowles heads to Runway Monday at Newark Antiques and Collectors Market in Nottinghamshire for today s show. Experts Caroline Hawley and Ochucko Ojiri are on hand to help two mother-daughter teams find the best bargains to take to auction. While the teams are busy shopping Eric asks fairgoers to guess what a mystery item used to be used for.
Mary Berry - Love to Cook
Cooking, Mary meets those who get great pleasure out of cooking for a crowd. In Liverpool she joins the remarkable team from Homebaked Bakery a goal kick away from Liverpool FC s stadium who take on the job of feeding fans on match day.
Between the Covers
Books literature, Sara is joined by actors Ben Miller and Kacey Ainsworth TV judge Rob Rinder and comedian Sindhu Vee. They share their favourite books and review this week s two book club choices: the new book pick Still Life by Sarah Winman and the Booker backlist gem Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
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.
Danger Mouse
Adventure, Big Head Awakens. DM must save his reputation and the world when Squawkencluck s artificially intelligent defence supercomputer goes insane.
Danger Mouse
Adventure, The World Wide Spider. Danger Mouse has to face his only fear when Penfold accidentally wakes a gigantic spider.
Dennis Gnasher Unleashed
Adventure, Thumb Wars. In a somewhat misguided attempt to resolve Dennis and Walter s spiraling competitiveness Miss Mistry offers thumb wrestling as a solution.
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese
Animated, Boy Quits Bobbleheads. Suddenly feeling too old to be collecting toys Boy gives up his bobbleheads and replaces this activity by doing a bunch of things he imagines true grown-ups do. Unfortunately he goes over-the-top and the occasionally fun Boy now becomes an old Man.
News, News magazine keeping young viewers up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad.
Ninja Express
Animated, A Villian. Desperate to prove he is still needed Mega Powerful Man asks the Ninjas to find him a worthy villain to battle against.
Class Dismissed
Children, Drills and Frills. Linda oversees a day of drills and drama as teachers compete for the annual Quayside Academy fire drill trophy and things get fiery as Mr Alan comes face to face with Mr Phillips.
Deadly 60
Children, South America 2. Steve joins a team trying to save a highly endangered predator the Orinoco crocodile and witnesses the ferocious maternal instincts of a female croc protecting her nest. In Brazil he heads out for a night-time encounter with a monster of the Amazonian waterways the wolf fish. Back on dry land Steve turns to technology in an attempt to track down one of South America s most elusive jungle predators the enigmatic Jaguar.
Hey You What If
Educational, You Could Run at the Speed of Sound. A fun run goes wrong when one ambitious runner tries running at the speed of sound.
Bitesize: 5-7 Year Olds
Children, Science 6-7 Year-Olds: Using Materials. Learn about choosing materials new materials and materials that squash bend twist and stretch.
Celebrity Supply Teacher
Educational, Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry - Gardening. Emmerdale stars and real-life couple Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry swap the set of one of the UK s best-loved soaps for their allotment and back garden as they teach us about gardening and how to grow a healthy lunch.
Absolute Genius: Monster Builds
Educational, Under Attack. Dick and Dom are under attack in this tour through defensive engineering. The boys delve into the work of three geniuses whose ideas have given us impregnable castles reinforced concrete bunkers and may protect Earth from asteroid attack.
Horrible Histories
History, Savage Songs Special. Delving deeper into the dastardly deeds of history s greatest blockbuster rulers dishing up a revolting recipe of sketches and songs peppered with gruesome gags and hideous hilarity.
Operation Ouch
Children, Is My Body Electric. Dr Chris and Dr Xand reveal how your brain controls your body in a lab experiment and Dr Ronx finds out how learning pet first aid can help save your furry friends. More medical mysteries are solved on the wards in Ouch and About and get ready to make your arms stronger than anyone else s with our new body trick. Meanwhile in the Emergency Department Lewis has appendicitis and Ruminique s had a trampoline accident.
Deadly 60
Children, Costa Rica. Steve and the crew are on a mission to find the largest cat in South America - the awesome jaguar.
Danger Mouse
Adventure, The Snowman Cometh. It s Christmas and DM and Penfold are tasked with protecting Santa from the villainous clutches of the festive season-destroying Snowman. The embarrassingly inept villain is fed up with being humiliatingly defeated by Danger Mouse and decides to get revenge by kidnapping Father Christmas. This time DM and Penfold s attempts to thwart the Snowman end in disaster with the villain super-powered by Christmas spirit and Santa s hat.
Class Dismissed
Comedy, Intruder. There s a dog poo-traipsing intruder in the school and site manager Dave is determined to catch the culprit. Mr Nasal attempts to keep his relationship with Miss Spray a secret and Mr Konnundrum s in trouble with his mum.
Bargain Hunt
Game show, Hele 3. Charlie Ross is in Devon where experts Caroline Hawley and John Cameron help the teams find valuable items to take to auction in Bristol. Charlie unearths some fascinating facts about centuries-old treasure when he meet a bottle collector.
BBC News at One
News, The latest national and international news followed by weather.
BBC London
News, News sport and weather from London.
Soap, Nesting. An old face makes a surprise return as protests erupt against the Mill. One of Ruhma s young mums is keeping a heart-warming secret from her.
The Tournament
Game show, Eight contestants compete in a series of fast-paced quiz battles in an attempt to eliminate their opponents from the day s game and walk away with a cash prize.
Escape to the Country
House garden, Oxfordshire. A globetrotting couple have decided to move back home for good and Nicki Chapman lends a hand as they try to find a new address in Oxfordshire s lovely countryside for their £650k budget. Nicki also discovers how and why the county is leading the way with the recycling of its food waste.
Virtually Home
House garden, A mother and daughter in Surrey call on the help of interior designer Kunal Trehan and the virtual reality design studio for advice on what to do with their dark and dingy hallway. They both have different views on how the space should look especially when it comes to colour so Kunal has a job on his hands to offer up two designs that will please them both. Will immersing them in the space using cutting edge VR technology mean they can decide which way to go
Politics Live
Politics, Jo Coburn and panel discuss the big issues of the day.
The Best Christmas Food Ever
Cooking, Angellica Bell. Paul Ainsworth and Catherine Fulvio are joined by presenter Angellica Bell to create a Christmas breakfast tasty Christmas bircher muesli and waffles with black pudding and egg. They also create an orange Parma ham blue cheese and endive salad.
Game show, The Eggheads team are made up of some of Britain s top quizzers. They face a team of challengers trying to beat the incumbents in order to win a cash prize. If the Eggheads beat the challengers the cash prize is rolled over to subsequent episodes.
Antiques Roadshow
Collectibles, Brighton College 1. Fiona Bruce and the team head to Brighton where large crowds have unearthed their family treasures for valuation. Amongst the pieces under the experts eyes are a Trafalgar medal awarded to a boy sailor who witnessed the epic battle in 1805 at the tender age of thirteen one of the largest rarest and most valuable pieces of Clarice Cliff pottery ever seen on the programme.
Heir Hunters
Documentary, Burridge Caines. Michael Buerk and the heir hunters resort to door-knocking in their search for Dorothy Caines heirs. Meanwhile Edward Burridge gets off to false start with an illegitimate birth while the search reveals a rags-to-riches story of a relative who was respected and loved by some of the biggest celebrities of the 20th century.
Great British Menu
Holiday, Christmas. Eight former champions compete to create Christmas-themed canapés and starters. And in a twist they aren t just cooking they are judging each other too. Four chefs cook while the other four taste and score their dishes in a blind tasting with Andi as referee.
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.
Danny and Mick
Comedy, The Statue. Footballing legend Chris Kamara is coming to the leisure centre to unveil a statue that has been made of him. All Mick has to do is make sure no-one sees it before he arrives and protect it at all costs. This should be an easy task but with Danny close by and with a football in toe nothing is as simple as it seems.
Sketchy Comedy
Comedy, Eggs sausages a freezer and toilet roll are among the items getting the Sketchy treatment
The Worst Witch
Children, The Game. A new Maglet game craze is sweeping the academy and everyone s hooked. Soon the girls are fighting over it then their magic begins to disappear followed by the girls themselves. Mildred and Maud turn detective discovering not a dark force at work behind it all just a lonely second year called Ivy. Mildred falls out with Maud when Maud suspects the disappearances are down to Julie Hubble.
4 O Clock Club
Sitcom, Book Group. Can Amber eat the delicious snacks served at book group but avoid reading the book And when Owen needs a case-study for psychology he thinks badboy Evan is the perfect subject.
Hetty Feather
Dramaserie, The Parchment. The gang realise they need to break through a wall to get to the jewel but can they do it without being discovered And what will Agnes do when she finds out Gideon s been lying to her
The Next Step
Children, Good Night and Good Luck. With a thunderstorm raging outside and rehearsal time running out Henry struggles to pick up the choreo for a nationals routine. Trying to help Henry Summer finds their relationship tested.
Children, Team Smorcle Assemble. TEAM SMoRCLe are finally going to be together at Gamingcon. But as the boys start to spread out Sol feels his team are falling apart. Then Leah calls to say she s been held up.
Diddy TV
Comedy, Peanuts. Dare you enter The Box for a chance to win amazing prizes A heart rending drama in 24 seconds in A E plus we return to Diddy Dragon s Den.
Hey You What If
Children, You Fell Into a Black Hole. Experience the most extraordinary ride in the universe falling into a black hole.
Shaun the Sheep
Animated, Off the Baa. When a cabbage bounces into the field from a passing truck Shaun decides to use it as a football.
Nine Minute Ninja
Entertainment, Christmas Skills. Ricky s flat turns festive as he gets in the Christmas mood by making an egg box wreath and a giant winter wonderland scene made with snow shakers.
Dennis Gnasher Unleashed
Adventure, Cavern Creatures. Deep in the caverns below Beanotown town hall a mysterious species of over-sized hamsters may or may not exist so may or may not be at risk of being hunted down and turned into fluffy slippers.
Class Dismissed
Children, Drills and Frills. Linda oversees a day of drills and drama as teachers compete for the annual Quayside Academy fire drill trophy and things get fiery as Mr Alan comes face to face with Mr Phillips.
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese
Animated, Whistle to the Beat. It turns out that when Boy s asleep his nose makes this weird whistling sound. Not a big deal until it s captured on video and goes viral. Boy s fame soon approaches superstar status.
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese
Animated, Dog Unleashed. Wanda the kids supremely mean neighbour has started enforcing a dogs on leashes law. Now Dog faces being forever on the leash or being sent to the dog pound by this anti-dog vigilante.
The Repair Shop
Reality, Jay Blades and the team set to work restoring a precious sitar a Second World War pilot s jacket and a toy bird that has lost its tweet.
Game show, A twist on the classic quiz show formula contestants search through the depths of their knowledge in an attempt to score as few points as possible.
BBC News at Six
News, The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team followed by weather.
BBC London
News, News sport and weather from London.
The One Show
Newsmagazine, If it s got Britain talking then it will get talked about here with stories that matter from across the country.
Public affairs, Crisis in Care: Follow the Money. With tens of thousands of elderly and vulnerable people living in care homes owned by international investors Panorama asks to what extent the fees paid are going on shareholder dividends or to pay off huge debts. With the entire care home sector in crisis the government is promising more money - but should there be more transparency about where the money goes
The Wonder of Animals
Documentary, Bears. Chris Packham explores the specialised adaptations that have enabled bears to thrive including how polar bear s fur allows them to feed throughout the gruelling arctic winter whilst a state of hibernation sees them through the summer months.
Flog It
Collectibles, Paul Martin and his team of experts invite members of the public to bring their antiques to be viewed and valued with an option to sell at auction.
Richard Osman s House of Games
Game show, Every day this week former winners Rickie Haywood-Williams Sally Phillips Vikki Stone and Dan Walker take on a series of quiz rounds selected by the host quiz legend Richard Osman.
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two
Reality, Rylan kicks off the week as we bid farewell to the latest couple to leave Strictly.
Villages by the Sea
Documentary, Arnside. Archaeologist Ben Robinson discovers how traditional boat building shaped the beautifully preserved village of Arnside on the banks of the River Kent in Lancashire.
Game show, Specialist subjects include the John Rebus novels by Ian Rankin Hamilton Louis Theroux documentaries and James Craig Viscount Craigavon.
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.
Christmas University Challenge
Game show, Christ s Cambridge v St John s Oxford. The Christ s Cambridge team includes painter and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie and poet Helen Mort. Playing them is the St John s Oxford team including thee BBC business editor Simon Jack and author John Lanchester. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.
The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
Educational, Not Quite Spring. The trees have shed their snow and ice has begun to thaw yet spring has not quite arrived in this incredibly beautiful Bob Ross landscape.
Ninja Express
Animated, Hats Off to the Ninjas. When a parrot steals a fisherman s lucky captain s hat the Ninjas search for a replacement on a cruise ship only for Konpeki and Aka to get distracted.
We Bare Bears
Animated, Chloe. Chloe spends time with the bears to research them for a presentation who decide to help her by going into the laptop she accidentally left behind.
Odd Squad
Children, Three Portals Down. With Oswald and Osmerelda feeling under the weather Orla and Omar work with two backup Agents to battle oddness on Shmumber Farms.
Danger Mouse
Adventure, Planet of the Toilets. When the toilets of the world rise up in revo-loo-tion DM and Penfold take to the sewers of Tokyo to battle the evil Dr Loocifer.
Jamie Johnson
Children, Revelations. Phoenix play the Seagate Lions in the ultimate grudge match leading to shockwaves both on and off the pitch.
We Bare Bears
Animated, Panda s Date. After being rescued at a farmer s market Panda believes he has found the woman of his dreams. Unfortunately Grizzly and Ice Bear accidentally keep ruining his date
Summer Camp Island
Animated, Momsoon. Hedgehog gets a call during her radio show from someone who needs her help.
Princess Mirror-Belle
Children, Magic Shoes. Mirror-Belle s magic shoes cause chaos as Ellen s brother Luke competes at the Battle of the Bands.
My Life
Documentary, Mae s Guide to Autism. Fourteen-year-old Mae is fed up with people misunderstanding her autism and has created her own guide to try and help people understand. She teaches us that everyone with autism is different and not to make assumptions.
Horrible Histories
History, Beastly Bodily Functions Special. Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken join Rattus for a selection of old and new sketches relating to bodies.
The Next Step
Dramaserie, No Good Deed. Piper s determination to help Amy get on to A-Troupe has a surprising outcome. Things start to heat up with Noah and Jacquie while Kingston and Ozzy try to take Henry s mind off his troubles.
Hank Zipzer
Children, Christmas in July. Only Hank Zipzer would think of holding Christmas in the middle of summer and only Hank s family would agree to let him do it. Soon Hank s imagination runs out of control and he s inviting Mr Rock to join the yuletide fun and planning to get a cow to dress up as a reindeer. Will Emily s perfect planning save Hank from another disaster
The Story of Tracy Beaker
Comedy drama, Bedsit. When Tracy visits Adele it inspires her to set up her own bedsit triggering a wave of bedsit-mania throughout the Dumping Ground.
Secret Life of Boys: Farther Christmas
Comedy drama, Day Six. It s late and there s someone in the house Robbie calls Ethan to get him to check it out. Corey then calls them to see if they know what s going on. They all call Bob to see if he s home early from Paris but he s not. What s going on Ethan catches Ginger Robbie and Heath trying to find out more about his breakup. Bob tells Matt that if he s planning to spend Christmas with Tabitha s family he should talk to Corey about it ASAP.
Soap, Kim questions everyone around her Iqra makes a goodwill gesture and Stuart gets concerning news.
Holiday, Christmas Special 2011. The Brockmans want to go away for Christmas but they wonder whether they can go with Grandad in hospital and whether they should go when Jane is their house-sitter. Meanwhile Ben causes trouble with his Christmas present: a metal detector.
You Don t Know Me
Dramaserie, Having stepped down from the dock to present his own closing speech Hero continues to present his own truth to the jury. He acknowledges the weight of physical and circumstantial evidence against him but his account of events tells a very different story to that of the prosecution.
BBC News at Ten
News, The latest national and international news with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide.
BBC London
News, News sport and weather from London.
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture
Public affairs, Dame Sarah Gilbert. Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert delivers the 44th Richard Dimbleby lecture from Oxford talking about creating a Covid-19 vaccine in less than a year. Sarah Gilbert is the Said Professor of Vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. She works on vaccines for many different emerging pathogens and in 2020 led the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 achieving emergency use approval in record time.
The Celebrity Apprentice Australia
Reality, With only four celebrities left Lord Sugar sets the hardest task yet. Each celebrity is given a truckload of one particular item and they need to turn it into something they can sell at a crowded city market.
Only Connect
Game show, Golfers v Scrubs. A team of golfers face three NHS doctors in this quarter-final. Join Victoria to find out what connects Moon Actor s surname 19th century nickname for New York Latin word for Swiss and Newspaper of record.
University Challenge
Game show, The second round of the quiz for students continues as two more teams do battle to reach the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.
Forensics: The Real CSI
Crime, West Midlands Police need forensics to identify the killer of two men found dead in a car.
Two Doors Down
Dramaserie, Veggie Curry. Beth is cooking up a veggie curry to celebrate Ian and Gordon s anniversary but when the boys arrive it s Ian s black eye that catches his parents attention. The night starts to spiral as Cathy and Colin invite themselves over and Christine turns up with an upset stomach demanding to know if Beth s kitchen is clean.
News, The day s important national and international news stories. With Emily Maitlis.
BBC Weather
Weather, The latest weather forecast.
Science, The Big Bang: Before the Dawn. It s the ultimate question: why are we here Cutting-edge space missions take us back 13.8 billion years to the very beginning - the origin of the Universe.
Britain s Lost Masterpieces
Art, Manchester. At the Manchester Art Gallery Dr Bendor Grosvenor discovers a painting of a country gentleman from the 1770s which he believes has been wrongly attributed to Nathaniel Dance. He feels sure it is in fact by the German painter Johann Zoffany a favourite portraitist of the royal family under King George III.
Treasures of the Anglo Saxons
Documentary, Dr Nina Ramirez reveals the codes and messages hidden in Anglo-Saxon art by examining artefacts like the Sutton Hoo Treasures the Staffordshire Hoard and the Franks Casket.
The Signalman
Special, Charles Dickens s ghost story in which a lonely signalman is haunted by a hooded figure which seems to warn of danger.
M.R. James: Ghost Writer
Biography, Mark Gatiss steps into the mind of M.R. James the enigmatic English master of the supernatural story.
Secrets of Bones
History, Into the Air. Ben discovers how the skeleton has allowed vertebrates to fly. He discovers why the humble pigeon is such an exceptional flier uncovers bony secrets as to how the albatross makes mammoth migrations and why some birds have dense bones.
Secret Life of Boys
Comedy drama, Empty-ish Nest. Corey makes a shocking discovery about Thane interrupting his date with Daisy. Matt vows to get over Tabs while at work with Bob and Chris attempts to be an online sensation.
The Dengineers
Children, Christmas Den. Astrid lives in one of the UK s most famous summer hot spots. Unfortunately for Astrid she prefers the winter and loves Christmas and wishes it could last all year. She needs a Christmas den so she can enjoy that special day year round.
Nikki Lilly Meets
Interview, Cupcake Jemma. Nikki meets Jemma the Queen of the cupcake with nearly 100 million YouTube views. Jemma talks candidly about being a teenager her love of 80s pop and how filming baking videos isn t always easy.
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