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: We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

*** Animated fantasy. A time traveller parachutes four dinosaurs on to Earth in the 20th century. Review page 43. (1993, U) (S)


Director: Dick Zondag
Director: Ralph Zondag
Director: Phil Nibbelink
Director: Simon Wells

: CBBC Hollyday Hot

Ends 10.00.

Tweenies Christmas Countdown
The big day is here. (S) (W)

6.55 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Woody and Ms Meany cannot agree who saved Christmas. (S)

7.15 Blue Peter Festive edition.
Shown yesterday 1.50pm (S) (W) WEBSITE: [web address removed]

7.45 Rugrats
Angelica has doubts about Santa Claus. (R) (S)

8.15 The Wild Thornberrys
A feature-length episode. The family celebrate the day they found Donnie. (S)

9.30 Second Star to the Left
Shown yesterday 1.20pm (S) (W)


Unknown: Woody Woodpecker Show
Unknown: Ms Meany

: God's Surprise

Live from the parish church of St Nicolas, Newbury, Berkshire, a Christmas communion, with readings and carols, including Unto Us a Son Is Bom.
Director Jonathan Fulford ; Producer
Claire Campbell Smith (S) (W)


Director: Jonathan Fulford
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: The Two Ronnies Christmas Show

Seasonal songs and sketches with Messrs Barker and Corbett, featuring musical guest David Essex. (R) (S)


Co-star: Ronnie Barker
Co-star: Ronnie Corbett
Guest: David Essex

: Casper

**** Comedy starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty and Eric Idle. A wicked heiress schemes to rid the house she has inherited of its resident ghosts. Review page 43. (1995, PG) (S)(W)


Unknown: Christina 3icci
Unknown: Bill Pullman
Unknown: Eric Idle.
Director: Brad Silberling

: News; Weather

: Top of the Pops

This year's top sellers and the Christmas number one.
Director/Executive producer Chris Cowey (S)(W)


Producer: Chris Cowey

: Hamilton Mattress

Animation about an aardvark who seeks fame and fortune as ace drummer Hamilton Mattress. (S)

: The Queen

Her Majesty addresses the nation and the Commonwealth. With in-vision subtitles. (W)

: Rolf's Merry Christmas

Rolf Harris and Gaby Roslin arrange surprises for people who deserve special treatment this Christmas. (S)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Presenter: Gaby Roslin
Music by: Tony Royden

: Dazzling Bloomers

Comic outtakes from such programmes as Weakest Link and Absolutely Fabulous. With Terry Wogan. (S) m More Bloomers Sat 29 December at 9pm


Unknown: Terry Wogan.

: News; Weather

: Toy Story

Disney's animated comedy adventure about the secret World of toys, with the voices or Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. The arrival of brash space ranger Buzz Lightyear undermines cowboy doll Woody's status as a boy's favourite toy. Review page 44. Director John Lasseter (1995, PG)


Woody: Tom Hanks
Buzz Lightyear: Tim Allen
Director: John Lasseter

: EastEnders

It's a big day for Mark: "his" daughter's first Christmas.
Mark decides to cement his happiness by asking Lisa to marry him. There's another episode at 8.30pm.
Repeated at 10pm on BBC Choice (S) (W)

: The Lost World

First of a two-part drama based on Arthur Conan Doyle 's novel. Maverick professor Challenger leads a party from London to South America in search of a plateau where dinosaurs are rumoured to roam. Concludes tomorrow at 6.35pm.
Dramatised by Adrian Hodges and Tony Mulholland
Producer Christopher Hall: Director Stuart Orme (S) (W) Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Dinosaurs: page 13


Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Adrian Hodges
Director: Stuart Orme
Challenger: Bob Hoskins
Summerlee: James Fox
Lord Roxton: Tom Ward
Edward Malone: Matthew Rhys
Agnes Cluny: Elaine Cassidy
Theo Kerr: Peter Falk
Illingworth: Robert Hardy
Gladys: Joanna Page
McArdle: Tim Healy
Mrs Summerlee: Tessa Peake-Jones

: Alistair McGowan's Big Impression

A seasonal selection of comic impersonations from
Alistair McGowan , Ronni Ancona , Jan Ravens and Roger Blake. Featuring a guest appearance by Rory Bremner.
Director Angle de Chastelai Smith : Producer Charlie Hanson (S) (W) Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Bit of Posh: page 6


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Roger Blake.
Unknown: Rory Bremner.
Unknown: Chastelai Smith
Producer: Charlie Hanson

: BBC News

With George Alagiah. Weather Isobel Lang. (s) (w)


Newsreader: George Alagiah
Weather: Isobel Lang

: EastEnders

Roy tries to keep everyone happy. Matters worsen for Phil. Tonight's episodes written by Tony Jordan For cast see Thu 27 December and Thu 3 January Repeated tomorrow at 10pm on BBC Choice (S) (W)


Written By: Tony Jordan

: Only Fools and Horses: If They Could See Us Now

The first of three new specials, written by John Sullivan.
When last seen the Trotters were living the high life after finally making millions. How have they fared since? The next episode will be shown in the new year.
(S) (W)
BBC DVDS: Complete Series 4, £19.99; To Hull and Back, £15.99

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Del Boy: page 7;
Play our TV quiz for a fabulous home-entertainment system: page 32


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Derek Del Boy Trotter: David Jason
Rodney Trotter: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Cassandra: Gwyneth Strong
Boycie: John Challis
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Denzil: Patrick Barber
Mickey Pearce: Patrick Murray
Sid: Roy Heather
Damien: Benjamin Smith
Justin: Kim Wall
Roland: Colum Convey
Marion: Joan Hodges

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Scrapbook: What was on TV in 2001? 9 August 2017
The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: Before They Were Famous

Potentially embarrassing film clips ofTamzin Outhwaite,
David Beckham , Sophie Dahl , Robbie Williams , Sophie Ellis -Bextor, John Travolta and more. With Angus Deayton.
Producer Samantha Peters : Executive producer Caroline Wright (S) (W)


Unknown: David Beckham
Unknown: Sophie Dahl
Unknown: Robbie Williams
Unknown: Sophie Ellis
Unknown: John Travolta
Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Producer: Samantha Peters
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Sliding Doors

Romantic comedy. The destiny of a young woman in London hinges on whether she catches a train or not. Review page 44. (1998, 15) (S) (W) ***


Director: Peter Howitt
Helen: Gwyneth Paltrow
James: John Hannah
Gerry: John Lynch
Lydia: Jeanne Tripplehorn
Anna: Zara Turner
Russell: Douglas McFerran

: Battersea to Bethlehem: a Christmas Story

The ancient tale, as told by actor Greg Wise. (S) (W)


Storyteller: Greg Wise
Director: Ric Cantor
Producer: Rachel Smith

: Steptoe and Son Ride Again **

Comedy starring
Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. Rag-and-bone-men Steptoe and Son retire their carthorse. Review page 44.
Director Peter Sykes (1973, PG) (S)
Followed by Weatherview (W)


Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H Corbett.
Director: Peter Sykes

: Sign Two

A recent programme shown on BBC2, repeated with sign language. Ends 3.35.
When Louis Met the Hamiltons Louis Theroux spends time with ex-Conservative MP Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine.
Director Will Yapp: Executive producer David Mortimer (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Neil Hamilton
Producer: David Mortimer

: BBC News 24

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