With Dermot Murnaghan and Natasha Kaplinsky. Plus, from
8.30, Philippa Forrester pays the first of five visits this week to Alder Hey children's hospital in Liverpool, with stars dropping by plus a celebrity Santa.
With 6.00, 7.00, 8.00 news with Moira Stuart (Mon-Wed), Kate Sanderson (Thu. Fri): 6.15, 6.45, 7.50 business news with Declan Curry ; 6.25, 6.53,
7.15, 7.53, 8.15, 8.55 weather with Carol Kirkwood ; 6.27, 6.55,
7.28, 7.55, 8.28, 8.55 regional news, travel; 6.35,7.35,8.35 sport. Editor Richard Porter
and Kent, with Giles Dilnot and Beverley Thompson. Editor Rod Beards
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Followed by Weather with Michael Fish.
Craig Doyle sees what Christmas has to offer in the UK,
Jocelyn Jee Eisen is in Barbados, Rajesh Mirchandani enjoys the Canaries and Rowland Rivron meets Santa in Lapland. Editor Jannine Waddell ; Series producer Gary Broadhurst
As the Government prepares to consider a report into the death of Victoria Climbie , Fiona Bruce (who speaks with Victoria's parents), Kriss Akabusi , David Akinsanya and Esther Rantzen look at the need to reform child protection. Series producer Mike Lewis ; Editor Dave Stanford
Postponed from 9 December NOTE: as 4x4 Reports is likely to react to news, its subject matter may change
Martin's plans are thwarted by an unexpected arrival, while Kat, Anthony and Zoe's bizarre love triangle continues. Episode written by Tony Etchells For cast see Thursday/Friday
Repeated at 10pm on BBC Choice Soap & Flannel: page 40; Jack Ryder - Face of the Week: p61
On Borrowed Time. Steve loses control when he has a surprise visitor. Meanwhile Susan, her powers diminished, is having doubts as to whether she can stay in herjob.
Written by Chris Murray : Producer Chris Ballantyne ; Director Jane Powell
Chief Constable Harvey:
Michael Buerk unveils the conclusion of last week's yachting nightmare, plus bravery from a cool-headed school-boy and a lorry driver's heroics after a motorway crash.
Series producer Jane Lomas ; Executive producer Dick Cotthurst
Biographical sports drama starring
Tommy Lee Jones. Al Stump is invited to ghostwrite the autobiography of baseball legend Ty Cobb, but from their first encounter it becomes clear Cobb's memoirs bear little relation to his life. Widescreen. Review page 53.
Director Ron Shelton (1994.18) (Colour and BW)
Followed by Weathervlew
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