Australia v South Africa, 6am, Sky Sports 1
WITH the news that Ricky Ponting (pictured) will retire at the end of this Test, the match has taken on a greater poignancy. Ponting's team-mates will want to send the remarkable record-breaking cricketer out on a high.
The Amazing World Of Gumball, 5.30pm, Cartoon Network
PITCHED somewhere between The Simpsons and Ren & Stimpy, Gumball is a gloriously surreal chunk of fast and funny telly. In this Christmas special, Gumball the cat and his family run over a homeless man (voiced by Brian Blessed) and become firmly convinced that he's Santa Claus.
Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic, 7pm, Sky Sports 1
LAST season, Victor Moses (now of Chelsea) inspired a dramatic upset against the Magpies, with two goals in two minutes. Tonight sees the teams level-pegging on 14 points...
Hugh's 3 Good Things, 7.30pm, More4
IT'S store cupboard week on the daily cooking challenge. Nuts, pulses, rice and chocolate all get their moment in the spotlight later in the week, but tonight, Hugh challenges two fellow chefs to rustle up pasta dishes.
PERIOD FILM DRAMA
Anonymous, 8pm, Sky Drama
FOR those who like a conspiracy, here's one with a bit of a twist. Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays is the conundrum -- because it couldn't have been old Will himself now, could it?
A PRINCE OF THIEVES
Arrow, 8pm, Sky1
SIDESTEPPING the blandness of Smallville, this has been one of the happy surprises of the autumn. …