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: News

Regional News; Weather

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Animated fun. Repeat

: Teletubbies

Shown yesterday at 9.55am

: Moomin

Animation. Repeat

: Taz-Mania


: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
Shown yesterday at 5.10pm

: Sweet Valley High

Teenage drama.

: The Fame Game

Justin has his first big photo shoot. Repeat

: The Teletubbies

Christmas in Spain. Laa-Laa makes a snowball. Repeated tomorrow at 6am

: News

Regional News and Weather

: All I Want for Christmas

A young girl whose mother is about to remarry asks Santa to bring her divorced parents back together.
Featuring appearances by Lauren Bacall and Leslie Nielsen.
(1991, U)
See Films: pages 43-79


Director: Robert Lieberman
[Actor]: Lauren Bacall
[Actor]: Leslie Nielsen

: The New Adventures of Superman: Return of the Prankster

Villainous Kyle Griffin is back with a flash photography device that halts people in their tracks.

: Good Neighbours

Fans reminisce about their favourite moments from Neighbours.

: News and Weather

Regional News

: Neighbours

Bill tells Susan that he wants to leave home.
Repeated at 5.15pm

: Lassie: A New Generation

Children's drama starring Jon Tenney, Helen Slater.
Businessman Steve Turner moves to the country with his family. On the way to their new home they find and adopt a collie, and name her Lassie.
(1994, U)
See Films: pages 43-79


Director: Daniel Petrie
Steve Turner: Jon Tenney
Laura Turner: Helen Slater
Matt Turner: Thomas Guiry
Jennifer Turner: Brittany Boyd

: Live and Kicking Mystery Toons

A Live and Kicking murder mystery.
A Christmas party at an English country mansion goes horribly wrong when the host mysteriously dies.
Website: [web address removed]


Zoe Ship: Zoe Ball
Jamie Fitzdandy/Janie Hockeysocks: Jamie Theakston
Benjamin Small/Major Ship: Ben Ward
The Vicar/Miss Murple: Richard Webb
The Butler: Gerard Foster
Writer: Gerard Foster
Writer: Richard Webb
Writer: Ben Ward

: The Santa Clause

Christmas fantasy starring Tim Allen.
A divorced father steps into Santa's shoes when the festive visitor falls off his roof, but over the following year his obsession loses him custody of his son.
(1994, U)
(Digital Widescreen)
See Films: pages 43-79


Director: John Pasquin
Scott Calvin: Tim Allen
Neal: Judge Reinhold
Laura: Wendy Crewson
Charlie: Eric Lloyd
Bernard: David Krumholtz

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.10pm

: Whatever You Want ... for Christmas

Gaby Roslin presents a Christmas special of the dream-fulfillment show. Featuring three budding ballerinas, a boy who becomes a superhero for a day, and three pantomime dames who stuff turkeys to win a Christmas dinner. Director Jonathan Bullen ; Producer Rob Clark Digital widescreen Subtitled ...


Unknown: Gaby Roslin
Director: Jonathan Bullen
Producer: Rob Clark

: News

With Peter Sissons. Weather
Michael Fish


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: Regional news

: Celebrity Ready Steady Cook

A special Christmas edition of the culinary challenge show.
Tonight Lily Savage and Barbara Windsorjoin chefs
Antony Worrall Thompson and Ainsley Harriott. With Fern Britton.
Series producer Mary Ramsay
Digital widescreen Subtitled ........ RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Barbara Windsorjoin
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.
Unknown: Fern Britton.

: EastEnders

Grant's freedom is in the balance as Tiffany gives her version of what happened on the stairs. Next episode tomorrow at 5.25pm For cast see Tuesday 22 and 29 Subtitled

: Animal Hospital

First of three festive editions with Rolf Harris.
Tonight Shauna Lowryjoins ambulance driver Jo Cotton and the fire brigade as they dismantle a canal boat to save a cat. See today's choices. Producer Suzanne Daggar
Series producer Tina Fletcher
Digital widescreen ♦ See Factual: page 8


Unknown: Rolf Harris.
Unknown: Shauna Lowryjoins
Unknown: Jo Cotton
Producer: Suzanne Daggar
Producer: Tina Fletcher

: Birds of a Feather: Holy Ground

Concluding the final series of the long-running comedy.
An unexpected letter prompts Sharon and Tracey to visit Ireland to hear a will being read and Dorien, who has just bought an Irish racehorse, decides to go too.

See Comedy: page 5


Writer: Geoff Rowley
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Tony Charles
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Father Collins: James Ellis
Brendan: John Cormack
Young Declan: John Paul Connelly
Dempsey: Ciaran McIntyre
Roddie McBride: Connor Byrne

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Regional News; Weather
Michael Fish


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: Jonathan Creek: Black Canary

A feature-length episode of the murder mystery, written by David Renwick.
Starring Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin.
Maddy and Creek investigate the apparently impossible death of a female illusionist. But there is another lateral mind at work this time, in the form of swashbuckling Detective Inspector Gideon Pryke.
Featuring a guest appearance by Rik Mayall.
See today's choices.
(Digital widescreen)
See Drama: page 7 and People: page 14


Writer: David Renwick
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Sandy Johnson
Jonathan Creek: Alan Davies
Maddy Magellan: Caroline Quentin
DI Gideon Pryke: Rik Mayall
Marella Carney: Hannah Gordon
Charlotte: Kate Isitt
Jerry Bellinitus: Francis Matthews
Lionel Prekopp: Murray Melvin
Klaus: Stuart Milligan
Hannah: Suzanna Hamilton
Pan Due Lao: Vincent Wong
Sgt Richie: Dave Haskell
Elsa: Simone Huber
Burger man: John Hales
Doctor: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Paramedic: Simon Roberts
Vagrant: Tomas Lukes
Nurse: Nikki Jhutti
Young Charlotte: Corrinne Laidlaw

: The Frank Skinner Christmas Show

A Christmas blend of stand-up comedy, sketches, songs and celebrity guests, hosted by comedian Frank Skinner.
Featuring Mel C of the Spice Girls, singer Aled Jones and a special mystery guest.
(Digital Widescreen)


Director: Peter Orton
Producer: John McHugh
Host: Frank Skinner
Guest: Mel C
Guest: Aled Jones

: Christmas Is Coming

Watchnightfrom Edinburgh. A live broadcast from St Giles
Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, where worshippers congregate for a traditional candle-lit service of carols and readings led by the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan.
Director Steven Benson ; Producer
Andrew Barr Digital widescreen.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.
Director: Steven Benson
Producer: Andrew Barr Digital

: Carry On Again Doctor

Comedy starring Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Sid James.
Dr Nookey's unethical behaviour gets him posted to a remote South Sea island where he senses an opportunity to make a fortune.
(1969, PG)
See Films: pages 43-79
Followed by Weather


Director: Gerald Thomas
Frederick Carver: Kenneth Williams
Dr James Nookey: Jim Dale
Gladstone Screwer: Sid James
Dr Ernest Stoppidge: Charles Hawtrey
Ellen Moore: Joan Sims
Matron: Hattie Jacques
Goldie Locks: Barbara Windsor
Miss Fosdick: Patsy Rowlands
Old lady: Lucy Griffiths
Miss Armitage: Ann Lancaster

: BBC News 24

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