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December 1, 2011
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2:00 am 
Masterpiece Contemporary  "Framed"  Frank Cottrell Boyce adapts his best-selling children's novel about art, love, life and Ninja Turtles for television. Trevor Eve stars as Quentin Lester, the man in charge of moving the National Gallery's treasures to a mine near a small Welch village during a plumbing emergency at the museum. Eve Myles plays local teacher Angharad Stannard, whose students quickly solve the mystery of what is in the mine. Village characters, saving a family business and how art can inspire and change its viewers advance the story.G

3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Robert Egger"  Host Joan Cartan-Hansen interviews the author, activist and president and founder of the D.C. Central Kitchen about his work on hunger, sustainability, nonprofit political engagement and social enterprise as well as his book Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient and Rewarding for All.G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Abby Has The Sparkle Fairy Freckles"  Elmo and Abby are playing tag. Suddenly, Abby's freckles start sparkling! Abby calls the Fairy Doctor who looks at Abby's freckles. Abby has a case of the Sparkle Speckle Fairy Freckles! This is where freckles sparkle and glow, and eventually fall off. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Shadow Smile!"  After looking at his own shadow, Sid wonders why his shadow doesn't smile when he does. This leads Sid and his friends to investigate shadows at The Science Center. They explore ways to create a shadow by blocking a light source and discover that shadows show shapes but not details like colors, stripes, or a smile! (Educational objective - Shadows). D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Alice Covers Up/Carolina Picks A Lily"  Alice Covers Up - It's a pool party! Everyone is going, including Alice. until she becomes involved in a strange cover-up. Vocabulary: (E) (self)confiden(t)(ce), complexion, timid, outgoing, bashful (I) color, sort, brand, fair/fair-skinned, dye. D

6:00 am 
Secrets of the Dead  "Slave Ship Mutiny"  In January 1766, a ship sails from Madagascar carrying slaves to South Africa's Cape Town. One man, Massavana, leads the slaves in a successful revolt, but although they overpower the Dutch sailors, the ship ends up wrecked 200 miles east of Cape Town. This film tracks the efforts of marine archaeologist Jaco Boshoff, historian Nigel Worden and slave descendant Lucy Campbell to reveal the full story.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee"  Rick scales the Eiffel Tower, then savors classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. He marvels at Monet, Manet and company in the Orsay Gallery, and traces French history in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Carcassonne and the Pyrenees"  From a fairy tale fortress to the gentle Pyrenees, Rudy takes in the castles and peaks of this magical region. We tour the largest fortress in Europe, Carcassonne, and sample the local stew, Cassoulet. A gallop through the countryside takes in several romantic castle ruins and the artwork of Toulouse Lautrec. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Tracks in the Shifting Sand"  Explore one of the largest dune fields in North America at the Imperial Sand Dunes National Recreation Area. The Algodones Dunes in Southern California stretch across more than two hundred square miles and are visited by more than 1.4 million people each year, most of whom use some sort of off-road vehicle. A state highway splits the northern part of the dune field between wilderness and recreational area, but the task of monitoring the usage creates problems of its own. D

8:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Macaroni/Maccheroni"  Cold outside? It's comfort food inside when Mary Ann breaks out the pasta to prepare winter favorites that taste fantastic all year-round, starting with rich and cheesy Baked Ziti, and then her mom's favorite, Baked Macaroni and Cheese Mini-Macs; rich, filling, uncomplicated, and hearty too. Does it get any better than this? No. D

9:00 am 
Taste of History  "Philadelphia Falls"  The Battle of Germantown was fought at The Cliveden Estate, once home to Benjamin Chew, former Chief Justice of Pennsylvania. The British victory here enabled their continued occupation of Philadelphia. Chef Walter talks with a surviving member of the Chew family and he prepares Potato Leek Soup, Roasted Leg of Lamb and Cardoon au Fromage. D

9:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Jacques Pepin & Paner"  You know a cooking technique is a true classic when it can be found around the world. On this episode, you'll find it right here on SIMPLY MING. The French call it "paner a l'anglaise. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Seafood in a Skillet"  Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to learn how to buy the best scallops. Test cook Becky Hays then demystifies how to make perfect Pan-Seared Scallops. Next, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the Maillard reaction and what it really means. D

10:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Homemade Refried Beans"  Forget about opening a can, because today we're showing you how to make homemade refried beans. It's so easy to learn how to make a fresh batch of homemade refried beans yourself. We'll pile those fresh beans onto some yummy Mexican favorites: tostadas, tacos, and burritos. D

11:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Monsters of Folk"  The five musical monsters - each a songwriter and each an acclaimed musician in his own right - pack the set with Americana-infused folk ballads and raucous Southern rock romps. Much of it is from the collaborative songs of their debut self-titled release.G

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "A Prince of a Frog"  There is a princess in distress on Sesame Street! She cannot meet her prince without kissing a frog, but the frog keeps hopping away! Elmo and Abby try to help by learning a little more about frogs on Alan's computer. The first thing they learn is that frogs are amphibians and like to gather in groups and croak together. Abby and Elmo pretend to be croaking frogs to attract the frog. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "One Smart Dinosaur/Petey The Peteinosaurus"  One Smart Dinosaur - Buddy and Tiny want to test their memory, so they ride the Dinosaur Train and spend some time with the Conductor, since he's a Troodon with a great memory. The kids get to meet the Conductor's mom, Mrs. Conductor. Petey The Peteinosaurus - Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Petey Peteinosaurus, a "flying lizard," who is fun, funny, and friendly, and has some features similar to both Buddy and Tiny!. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Three Little Pigs"  Jill keeps knocking down Pig's tower and he wants her to stop! The Super Readers fly into the Three Little Pigs story and come face to face with the Big Bad Wolf himself. After all, he knows a thing or two about knocking things down. When all the huffing and puffing dies down, Pig learns an important lesson about friendship.G

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Teeny Weeny Adventure/I See Seeds"  Teeny Weeny Adventure - Nick has spotted a tiny ladybug, but Sally has found an even smaller ant! And there's nothing smaller than an ant. Or is there? Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet a variety of single-celled creatures, the smallest anywhere! Nick and Sally soon learn that a drop of water holds a whole lot more than they ever realized! I See Seeds - Sally and Nick are going on an adventure, but how are they going to get there? Skateboard? Train? Rocketship? They just can't decide, until Cat suggests they see how trees send their seeds on trips. They follow different seeds as they travel through the air, float on the water and hitch rides on animals. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Elephant in the Room"  The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling. D

3:00 pm 
Ucook! with Chef Bob   Chef Bob loves Florida snapper, especially snapper from Islamorada Florida. He prepares this filet in a sun dried tomato and green olive and fresh sage sauce. Light and easy to eat this dish goes well with a Blanc from the Bordeaux region of France. D

3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Three-Part Travel Skills Special"  Rick shares 25 years of travel experience in this three-part special. He begins with tips for planning a trip, overcoming the language barrier, getting around, finding accommodations, staying safe and more. Part 1 of 3G

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Tequila: Exploring The Legend"  Host David Yetman, Mexican ecologist Alberto Burquez and premiere agave expert Ana Valenzuela travel to the state of Jalisco, Mexico, to inspect the history, production process - and even taste - of one of Mexico's most famous exports - tequila. The trip begins in Tequila, the city named after the famous beverage. The city has profited economically and developed a strong sense of cultural identity around the production of this distilled liquor. D

4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Family Ranch Heritage"  Since 1879, the Small family has worked their eastern Idaho ranch. Each generation finds a way to preserve their lifestyle. Today three generations care for the land and cattle alongside guests who pay to work hard in the saddle each fall.G

5:00 pm 
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6:00 pm 
After You've Gone  "Not Love Actually"  Key gets engaged to a woman he has been dating only a short time. Jimmy fears that Siobhan will want to follow suit. Siobhan wants to talk; Jimmy avoids her. Diana is in touch with an old boyfriend on the Internet and wonders if he will still find her attractive.G

6:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   Reggie is sick of commuting to work every day, so he takes up cycling, but that brings its own, rather more painful, problems. To add to the beleaguered businessman's woes, he suddenly finds himself in favor with Chris, who is desperate to make it onto the Groomtech board and has asked his employee for help. However, when his overbearing boss invites himself to the Perrins' home for a weekend of work, it causes tension in Reggie's marriage and drives him to despair.G

7:00 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Irene's isolation leads her to start writing poetry, and her interference leads to scrutiny by social services of Vera's custody of granddaughter Sabrina. Too much wine tips Irene over the edge. Conversations with God are followed by a spell in the local asylum.G

7:30 pm 
As Time Goes By   Jean and Lionel remain stalemated over who will live with whom. Jean embarks on a cover up when her sister-in-law arrives in town.G

8:00 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine Christmas Specials  "1977-A Merry Heatwave"  Nora Batty's brother is not expected to see another Christmas. So Foggy decides to re-create a traditional, old-fashioned Christmas - in the middle of a sweltering hot summer.G

8:36 pm 
The Red Green Show  "Barter Starter"  Red and Walter use a giant electromagnet to find lost car keys. Then, Red makes an outside elevator out of a phone booth and a hot water heater.G

9:00 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials  "1991"  Hyacinth roars into the holiday season, even getting Richard into a Father Christmas outfit, then confronts a drunken "Daddy" in the church rectory, and a case of mistaken identity leads to a strange meeting under the mistletoe.G

9:30 pm 
Mr. Bean  "The Trouble with Mr. Bean"  Late for a dentist appointment, Mr. Bean gets dressed while driving. In the park, he accidentally takes control of a wheelchair.G

10:00 pm 
Outnumbered   Dad's hangover is made worse as he struggles against a rising tide of superstition, astrology and conspiracy theories that seem to be taking over the family. Ben takes time off from re-enacting the crusades to show a couple of prospective buyers around the house.G

10:30 pm 
Vicar of Dibley  "Celebrity Vicar"  Geraldine finds herself in the glare of publicity when articles appear in the press about Dibley's female vicar, and she is asked to be on a national radio show.G

11:00 pm 
After You've Gone  "Not Love Actually"  Key gets engaged to a woman he has been dating only a short time. Jimmy fears that Siobhan will want to follow suit. Siobhan wants to talk; Jimmy avoids her. Diana is in touch with an old boyfriend on the Internet and wonders if he will still find her attractive.G

11:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   Reggie is sick of commuting to work every day, so he takes up cycling, but that brings its own, rather more painful, problems. To add to the beleaguered businessman's woes, he suddenly finds himself in favor with Chris, who is desperate to make it onto the Groomtech board and has asked his employee for help. However, when his overbearing boss invites himself to the Perrins' home for a weekend of work, it causes tension in Reggie's marriage and drives him to despair.G

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