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: Business Breakfast

With Paul Burden and Janet Barrie.
Timetable on Monday 18December


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Janet Barrie.

: Breakfast News

With Andrew Harvey and Juliet Morris. Including Reasons to Remember. Timetable on Monday 18 December


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Juliet Morris.

: The Morning on BBC1

10.05 Can't Cook Won't Cook Cookery challenge with chef Kevin Woodford.


Unknown: Kevin Woodford.

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Today: festive party games, a Christmas decoration challenge, seasonal cookery with Ainsley Harriott , Lionel Blair 's search for his family's tartan, and a phone-in on dealing with the pressures of Christmas Day. Including at 11.00 News Subtitled;
Regional News, Weather Stereo.......


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott
Unknown: Lionel Blair

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Pebble Mill Big Band Special

Singer/songwriter Mel Torme talks to Alan Titchmarsh and sings with the BBC Big
Band, and Clark Peters who starred in the musical Unforgettable.


Presenter: Alan Titchmarsh
Interviewee/Singer: Mel Torme
Musicians: The BBC Big Band
Interviewee: Clark Peters

: One O'Clock News


: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) (Stereo)

: The Flying Doctors: Secrets

An emergency call leads to romance.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: This Is Your Life

Shown yesterday at 7.00pm

: Timekeepers

General knowledge quiz.

: Children's BBC: Moomin


: Children's BBC: Monster Cafe

Last in the series.

The Baroness cancels Christmas.


Writer: Simon Davies
Igor: David Shimwell
Frankie: Isobel Middleton
Mummy: Toby Sedgwick
Baroness: Peta Lily

: Children's BBC: The Animals of Farthing Wood

Animation. Owl and Hollow finally arrive back at White Deer Park.
Last in the series.
See today's choices.
(Repeated next Sunday on BBC2)

: Children's BBC: Smart

Art show with Zoe Ball, Jay Burridge and Mark Speight.
Last in the series.
(Repeated tomorrow at 8.05am on BBC2)


Presenter: Zoe Ball
Presenter: Jay Burridge
Presenter: Mark Speight

: Children's BBC: Newsround


: Children's BBC: The Biz!

Last in the series.
Everyone gets ready for the last night of the term and the pupils' show.
This week's episodes written by Matthew Graham


Writer: Matthew Graham
Chris: Sacha Pitimson
Alice: Lindsay Payne
Amber: Vanessa Cavanagh
Barry: John Glynn
Luke: Nathan Constance
Nicky: Keeley Forsyth
Tim: Paul Nicholls
Sasha: Stephanie Bagshaw
Emma: Lindsey Wise
Huw: Rhys Moore
Mark: Craig Stein
Natalie: Hilja Lindsay-Parkinson
Ben: Mahommed George
Jake: Rudolf Gordon

: Neighbours

The Kennedys are alarmed by some threatening phone calls.
(Shown at 1.30pm)
(For cast see Wednesday 20 December)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Jill Dando.
Weather Michael Fish


Newsreader: Martyn Lewis
Newsreader: Jill Dando
Weather presenter: Michael Fish

: Regional news magazine

For details see Monday 18 December

: Top of the Pops

The latest hits in the UK charts, plus exclusive live performances, pre-chart sounds and new videos.
(Top of the Pops is on Christmas Day at 12.55pm)
Top of the Pops - The Magazine: price £1.25, on sale now from newsagents


Director: Claire Winyard
Producer: Ric Blaxill

: EastEnders

Felix talks about his past, while Gita dines with Guppy.
(For cast see Tuesday 19 December)
(Omnibus edition on Christmas Eve)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: The Detectives: Thicker than Water

While others may be celebrating the season, Bob and Dave can think of only one thing: avoiding Christmas Day duty.
(A new series of The Detectives starts in the spring)


Writer: Steve Knight
Writer: Mike Whitehill
Director: Graeme Harper
Producer: Nic Phillips
Bob Louis: Jasper Carrott
Dave Briggs: Robert Powell
Superintendent Cottam: George Sewell
Kelvin: Philip Whitchurch
Santa: Richard Clews
Santa: Freddie Stuart
Santa: Gordon Salkilld

: Next of Kin

Seasonal edition of the comedy starring Penelope Keith, William Gaunt

Maggie gets a job, Jake stars in a Nativity play and Andrew is flattered by the attentions of another woman.
See today's choices.
(A new series of Next of Kin starts in the New Year)


Writer: Jan Etherington
Writer: Gavin Petrie
Director/Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Maggie: Penelope Keith
Andrew: William Gaunt
Georgia: Ann Gosling
Philip: Matthew Clarke
Jake: Jamie Lucraft
Liz: Tracie Bennett
Tom: Mark Powley
Rosie: Wanda Ventham
Hugh: Timothy Carlton
Ant: Jeremy Swift
Barbara: Diana Berriman
Roxanne: Diana Magness
Sandra: Sally Giles
Trish: Amanda Fawsett
Laura: Lara Bruce
Steven: Luke Sheppard
David: Lloyd Moss

: Nine O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons.
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Newsreader: Peter Sissons
Weather presenter: Michael Fish

: Roughnecks

Last in the series. After an accident on the rig, work stops and the crew takes a break in Norway.
See today's choices.


Writer: Brian Elsley
Producer: Charles Elton
Producer: Moira Williams
Director: Aisling Walsh
Tessa: Teresa Banham
Ceefax: Colum Convey
Tom: James Cosmo
Chris: Liam Cunningham
Hilary: Francesca Hunt
Heather: Ashley Jensen
Terry: Bruce Jones
Cath: Katy Murphy
Izzy: Annie Raitt
Kevin: George Rossi
Archie: Clive Russell
Village: Hywel Simons
Cinders: Ricky Tomlinson
Edvard: Martin Wenner
Davey: Alec Westwood
Telegram Sam: John Kazek
Taxi driver: Ingi Thor Johnsson
Connie: Sandy Hendrickse

: Carry On Columbus

Continuing the season of Carry On comedies.
Starring Jim Dale, Peter Richardson

Lisbon 1492: Christopher Columbus sets sail with his brother Bart and a motley crew to discover a direct sea route to the Far East. He doesn't realise that two spies, planted by the Sultan of Turkey, are on board.
(1992) (Subtitled)
(Carry On Dick is on Wednesday 27 December at 11.40pm)
See Films: pages 49-72 **


Director: Gerald Thomas
Christopher Columbus: Jim Dale
Bart: Peter Richardson
Achmed: Alexei Sayle
Fatima: Sara Crowe
Diego: Julian Clary
Mordecai Mendoza: Bernard Cribbins
Don Felipe: Richard Wilson
Pepi: Keith Allen
Wazir: Nigel Planer
Sultan: Rik Mayall
Genghis: Andrew Bailey
Wang: Bert Kwouk
Baba: Tony Slattery
Countess Esme: Maureen Lipman
Maria: Holly Aird
Duke of Costa Brava: Jon Pertwee
King Ferdinand: Leslie Phillips
Queen Isabella: June Whitfield
Martin: Martin Clunes

: The Rolling Stones - Stripped

The rock 'n' roll band performs an acoustic set drawn mostly from their own back catalogue.


Musicians: The Rolling Stones

: Five Card Stud

Western starring Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum

When a stranger is caught cheating in a poker game, Van Morgan tries in vain to stop the others from lynching the man.
See Films: pages 49-72


Director: Henry Hathaway
Van Morgan: Dean Martin
Reverend Rudd: Robert Mitchum
Nick Evers: Roddy McDowall
Lily Langford: Inger Stevens

: Weather

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