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: Bump's Christmas Story

Ends 9.55am
Bump sets out to meet Santa. (R)

: Postman Pat

Pat has to take to a sledge. (R)

: Noddy and Father Christmas

Animation. (R)

: Christmas Toons!

The story of Good King Wenceslas. (R)

: Santa's First Christmas

Animation. (R)

: Eek the Cat

Eek receives the wrong present. (R)

: Kenan and Kel

Comedy. The boys look to their ambitions. (R) (S)

: Rotten Ralph

Animation special featuring the bad cat. (R) (S)

: Woody Woodpecker

A seasonal animated triple bill. (R) (S)

: 50/50

Festive game-show frolics with Philip Olivier, Adam Rickitt and Michaela Strachan. (S)


Unknown: Philip Olivier
Unknown: Adam Rickitt
Unknown: Michaela Strachan

: Love Shone Down

From Manchester Cathedral, fun, music and praise, featuring the new Love Shone Down, Radio 2 Choirgirl of the Year Michelle Grogan singing special carol
God's Surprise, and all-girl band
! Shine with Do It Right.


Unknown: Michelle Grogan

: A Goofy Movie

Animated comedy. Goofy is now a single parent with a teenage son, Max. On learning the boy has been misbehaving at school, he decides to take him fishing.
Director Kevin Lima (1995. U) (S) Films: pp 51-80 **


Director: Kevin Lima

: Cartoon

: Balto

Animated adventure, featuring the voices of Kevin Bacon , Bob Hoskins and Bridget Fonda. i Alaska 1925: conflict arises when an outcast hound and his rival are included in a team of sleigh dogs sent on a life-saving mission. Director Simon Wells (1995. U)
(S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 ***


Unknown: Kevin Bacon
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Bridget Fonda.
Director: Simon Wells

: EastEnders

First of a two-part omnibus edition. Concludes tomorrow at
2.15pm. (S) (W)

: Matilda

Comic fantasy based on the book by Roald Dahl. Matilda, the daughter of Harry and Zinnia Wormwood, loves reading but her parents refuse to let her go to school. Until, that is, her father sends her to the unforgiving Miss Trunchbull's Crunchem Hall. (1996, PG) (S) (W)
Films: pp 51-80 ****


Based on the book by: Roald Dahl
Director: Danny DeVito
Matilda: Mara Wilson
Harry Wormwood: Danny Devito
Zinnia Wormwood: Rhea Perlman
Miss Honey: Embeth Davidtz
Agatha Trunchbull: Pam Ferris

: Songs of Praise

From Lincoln Christmas market, before a floodlit cathedral,
Willard White joins the cathedral choir and i i Miriam Stockley to sing seasonal songs and carols, including Good King Wenceslas, Deck the Halls, When a Child Is Born, / Saw Three Ships, The Sussex Carol, The Holly and the Ivy, Silent Night and A
White Christmas. (S) (W)


Unknown: Willard White
Unknown: Miriam Stockley

: Final Score

: A roundup of today's results, with Ray Stubbs. (S)


Unknown: Ray Stubbs.

: Regional News

: Vets in Practice - at Christmas

As the festivities approach, the young vets' surgeries are packed with patients. Before heading home for a traditional Norwegian celebration, Trude treats a puppy trampled by a horse. Steve deals with a cat who has swallowed a needle, while Emma and Joe find room for a severely injured abandoned cat. The series returns in the New Year.
Director Mike Mundell ; Series producer Rachel Bell (S) (W) Factual: page 12


Director: Mike Mundell
Producer: Rachel Bell

: Animal Hospital

Rolf Harris presents a Christmas special in which Christa Hart pays a festive visit to a herd of reindeer in the Scottish Highlands. There's also a roundup of all the waif and stray dogs that have been helped during the current series. Animal Hospital will be back in the spring.
Executive producer Sarah Hargreaves (S)


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Christa Hart
Producer: Sarah Hargreaves

: David Copperfield

Concluding the two-part adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel. David is now a young man about town.
Deeply in love with the beautiful but rather immature Dora Spenlow , he sets out to woo her. But first he re-acquaints himself with some old friends. See Choice.
For cast see yesterday at 7pm (S) (W)

Words of wisdom - or not? - for David Copperfield (Ciaran McMenamin) from Betsey Trotwood (Maggie Smith)
David Copperfield
6.25pm BBC1
The concluding instalment of the Dickens classic moves into overdrive. It promises a rich and powerful concoction that captures the heights and depths of the original story. Sentiment, tragedy and villainy all figure in huge quantities as David (Ciaran McMenamin) falls blindly for Dora Spendlow (Joanna Page). GE


Story By: Charles Dickens
Dora Spenlow: Joanna Page

: Christmas Casualty: Peace on Earth

A gas explosion ruins any chance of a quiet Christmas in A&E. Max and Tina make the most of being stuck in a lift, while Barney tries to keep the peace between feuding dwarves.

See Choice.
For regular cast see Saturday 18
(S) (W)
Drama: page 9


Writer: Tony McHale
Producer: Tim Bradley
Director: Gill Wilkinson
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Chloe Hill: Jan Anderson
Noel Grayson: Damien Goodwin
Ruth Unsworth: Louise Breckon-Richards
Annie Stephens: Jean Grover
Thomas Stephens: George Waring
Martin Devem: Steve Toussaint
Darleen Devem: Martina Laird
Leo Devem: Jorden Maxwell
Manson Devern: Jerome Holder
Izzy Devem: Shani Edwards
Steve Devem: Ariyon Bakare
Julie Fitzjohn: Nicola Stephenson
Vaughan Turner: Lorenzo Camprorese
Chris Roberton: James Bryce
Hayley Bennett: Penny Stuttaford
Johnny Jerrold: Phil Holden
Alf White: Mark Sealey
Janice: Sally Humphreys
DJ: Phillip Gates

: Mission: Impossible

Action spy thriller, based on the sixties TV series, and starring Tom Cruise as a member of the elite Impossible Missions Force.
The IMF's latest assignment is to recover stolen information that threatens to blow the cover of US spies around the world. But the plan goes badly wrong!
(1996, PG)
Films: pp 51-80


Director: Brian de Palma
Ethan Hunt: Tom Cruise
Jim Phelps: Jon Voight
Claire: Emmanuelle Beart
Kittridge: Henry Czerny
Krieger: Jean Reno
Luther: Ving Rhames
Sarah Davies Kristin: Scott Thomas
Max: Vanessa Redgrave
Frank Bames: Dale Dye
Golitsyn: Marcel Lures

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons. Weather Helen Willetts (S)


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Helen Willetts

: Match of the Day

All the news, goals and action from the day's traditional Boxing Day fixture list, which sees Newcastle take on Liverpool at St James' Park, Bradford face Manchester United at Old Trafford, and struggling Sheffield Wednesday play host to Middlesbrough. Hosted by Gary Lineker with Trevor Brooking. Repeated tomorrow at 7.10am on BBC2 Another edition of Match of the Daycan be seen on on Tuesday 28 at 10.30pm (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.

: Clockwise

Farcical comedy starring John Cleese and Alison Steadman.
Meticulous headmaster Brian Stimpson has gone to great pains to plan his big day addressing a prestigious conference in Norwich. But he misses his train and the day turns into an increasingly hysterical race against the clock.
Director Christopher Morahan (1986, PG) (S)
Films: pp 51-80 ***


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Alison Steadman.
Unknown: Brian Stimpson
Director: Christopher Morahan
Brian Stimpson: John Cleese
Gwenda Stimpson: Alison Steadman
Pat: Penelope Wilton
Mr Jolly: Stephen Moore
Laura: Sharon Maiden
Mrs Wheel: Constance Chapman

: BBC News 24

Ends 6.00am

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