With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
Santa and the Tooth Fairies
Hans Peterson's letter to Father Christmas arrives too late (Repeat)
Last of the live action and animation series. (Stereo)
7.20 Playdays: The Tent Stop
7.40 Santa's First Christmas
Animation. (Repeat) (Stereo)
8.05 The Bears Who Saved Christmas
9.05 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Animation, narrated and sung by Fred Astaire.
Pam Rhodes celebrates Christmas Day morning live from All Hallows Church in the City of London in the company of Lynda
Bellingham, Fiona Castle, Robert Duncan and Marti Webb. A thousand singers add to the festive fun with carols from Blackpool, while Don Maclean hosts a house party and Marti Caine goes to Lapland to join children in a hunt for Santa Claus. Carols include 0 Come All Ye Fathful, See Amid the Winter Snow, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Producer Ian Thomas
Cinema version of the science-fiction TV cartoon series.
George Jetson finally gets promotion from Mr Spacely, but it means moving the entire family to a remote "Spacely Sprockets" asteroid mining operation where something odd is going on. With the voices of: George O'Hanlon, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton, Tiffany, Patric Zimmerman Directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (1990)
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Animated cat and mouse fun.......
The boys from Take That present 1994's biggest selling songs and reveal exclusively the Christmas Day number one. Live in the studio are D: Ream, Doop, Stiltskin, Wet Wet Wet, Mariah Carey , Let Loose, Whigfield and not forgetting Take
Her Majesty the Queen's Christmas message to the Commonwealth.
Repeated at 9.35pm on BBC2, 9.40pm on Channel 4
In the season of goodwill,
Noel Edmonds journeys around Britain and the world to take gifts and surprises to deserving people.
See today's choices.
Producer Guy Freeman ; Executive producer
MichaelLeggo Stereo Subtitled ..........
Rolf Harris , Lynda Bryansand Steve
Knight pay a Christmas visit to the RSPCA Harmsworth Hospital. The patients should be an unpredictable variety of pets, and owners, and will include some of the animalsfeatured in the summer series who are returningfor checkups....
Oscar-winning animated comedy by Nick Park.
The home-life of Wallace, the amiable inventor, and Gromit, his long-suffering dog, is threatened when a villainous lodger rents out the spare room and involves unsuspecting Wallace n a spectacular crime.
Featuring the voice of Peter Sallis as Wallace.
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Hyacinth is plagued by problems in this special extended episode. While busy planning a new kitchen she is told that there is someone else in father's bed.
Then she learns that Richard has gone down with a fungal infection.
Written by Roy Clarke ; Director/Producer
Harold Snoad Stereo Subtitled ........
The season of goodwill comes to the Square. In among the festivities, Gita has a surprise for Sanjay; Ethel has some advice for Nellie; and Grant has a present for Sharon. See today's choices. Episode written by Tony Jordan ; Producer Nicholas Hicks-Beach ; Director Jo Johnson For cast see Thursday 22 December
Action adventure starring Kevin Costner, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alan Rickman
When he is released from prison in the Holy Land, Robin of Locksley and his friend Azeem return to England, where they discover Robin's father murdered and King Richard exiled. When they meet a band of thieves in the woods, they join forces to try to oust the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. Featuring the hit song (Everything I Do) I Do for You by Bryan Adams. (1991)
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Robin of Locksley/Robin Hood:
Mary Elizabeth Mastran
Sheriff of Nottingham:
Guy of Gisborne:
The new series begins with this Christmas special.
The Meldrews set out for a routine visit to a garden centre little imagining the good luck that fate has in store for them. But their fortune is short-lived: a phone call is about to turn their world upside down.
See today's choices.
The comedian presents her own show, with stand-up comedy, monologues and sketches in her own inimitable style.
See today's choices.
With Jill Dando. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft
Vintage comedy from with Britain's much-loved double act, Eric and Emie. With special guests Shirley Bassey ,
Glenda Jackson and Andre Previn , and guest appearances by Frank Bough , Robert Dougall , Dick Emery ,
Cliff Michelmore , Patrick Moore ,
Michael Parkinson and Eddie Waring. See today's choices.
Producer John Ammonds Rpt
A sideways look at Christmas Day.
Eddie Murphy , Dan Aykroyd
Jamie Lee Curtis
Millionaire brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke decide to create an experiment in human nature. They frame their nephew Louis, a pompous stockbroker in their own firm, fortheft and drug pushing. As Louis's privileged life crumbles around him, they install the down-and-out conman Billy Ray Valentine in his place.
Director John Landis (1983)
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Billy Ray Valentine:
Louis Winthorpe III: