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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Jules Botfield.


Presenter: Bill Turnbull
Presenter: Jules Botfield


Ends 12.00.

Dick and Dom in da Bungalow
Gungy games and messy stunts with Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood. Plus cartoon fun with Yvon of the Yukon, Taz-Mania and Looney Tunes.
The fun continues tomorrow at 9am on CBBC channel
Dick and Dom are in Get Your Own Back at 4.10pm and Sleeping Beauty: Uncovered at 4.40pm on Monday 22 December

11.00 Top of the Pops Saturday
The celebrity-obsessed Avid Merrion reviews the latest singles, D-Side make a £20 video and Atomic Kitten surprise some fans. With music from S Club 8, Victoria Beckham, the Cheeky Girls, Blue and Blazin' Squad.
(Repeated at 6pm on CBBC channel)


Presenter (Dick and Dom in da Bungalow): Richard McCourt
Presenter (Dick and Dom in da Bungalow): Dominic Wood.
Director (Dick and Dom in da Bungalow): Simon Hepworth
Producer (Dick and Dom in da Bungalow): Steve Ryde
Musicians (Top of The Pops Saturday): Atomic Kitten
Musicians (Top of The Pops Saturday): S Club 8
Singer (Top of the Pops Saturday): Victoria Beckham
Musicians (Top of the Pops Saturday): The Cheeky Girls
Musicians (Top of the Pops Saturday): Blue
Musicians (Top of the Pops Saturday): Blazin' Squad
Director (Top of the Pops Saturday): James Morgan
Series Producer (Top of the Pops Saturday): Nick Hopkin

: News; Weather

: Football Focus

Arsenal travel to Bolton, where they squandered a crucial two points in last season's title run-in, while Chelsea meet Fulham in search of theirfirst away league victory over the Cottagers in 20 years. With Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson.


Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson.

: Diagnosis of Murder

Feature-length mystery thriller starring Dick Van Dyke in his first outing as sleuthing medic Dr Mark Sloan. When a friend is framed for murder, the puzzle-loving doctor decides to track down the real killer, while at work he must keep the hospital administrator in the dark about an unorthodox admission. Guest starring Bill Bixby. Dr Sloan's second adventure. Murder on Sycamore Street, is tomorrow at 11.55am


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Dr Mark Sloan.
Unknown: Bill Bixby.

: Star Trek: First Contact

Science-fiction adventure starring Patrick Stewart.
During an encounter with the Federation, a Borg ship escapes into the Earth's past via a temporal vortex. Against express orders from Star Fleet, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise set off in pursuit of the Federation's deadliest enemy.
Review page 49.
(1996, 12)


Director: Jonathan Frakes
Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
William T Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Data: Brent Spiner
Geordi La Forge: Levar Burton
Wort: Michael Dorn
Borg Queen: Alice Krige

: Grandstand

Rugby Union: England v New Zealand Barbarians
England's World Cup-winning side play their first fixture since last month's victory in Sydney, kick off 5.00.
Expectations of Clive Woodward's side will be high at this emotional Twickenham homecoming. But England will need to be at their best to beat the Barbarians, who will be eager to strike a blow for the southern hemisphere with a line-up including many of the All Black squad that finished third in Australia. Introduced by Steve Rider, with commentary by Eddie Butler and Brian Moore. TV presentation Ken Burton; Editor Carl Hicks
(Rptd 7pm on BBC3)


Unknown: Clive Woodward
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentary By: Eddie Butler
Commentary By: Brian Moore.
Unknown: Ken Burton
Editor: Carl Hicks Rptd

: BBC News

With Jon Sopel. Regional News
Weather with Darren Bett. (si


Unknown: Jon Sopel.
Unknown: Darren Bett.

: Here Comes the Sun

Two weeks in a luxury holiday apartment, every year for life - will the Adamsons from Bradford or the Herdmans from Powys in Wales bag the dream prize? With Claire Sweeney.


Presenter: Claire Sweeney
Director: James Ditchfield
Series Producer: Kate Middleditch

: The National Lottery - Jet Set

New series The quiz show that sends winners to the world's most luxurious holiday destinations. With Eamonn Holmes. Includes the Lotto, Lotto Extra and Thunderball draws.
Director John L Spencer ; Series producer Michael Mannes The National Lottery - Midweek Draws is on Christmas Eve at 9.40pm


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes.
Director: John L Spencer
Producer: Michael Mannes

: Casualty

Eat, Drink and Be Merry. The department bears the brunt of the Christmas excesses, while in Lapland, Charlie, Baz and Dan try to play happy families for Kenneth's sake.
Writer Jason Sutton ; Producer Pippa Brill ; Director Ian White
More cast on Saturday 27 December www.bbc.co.uk/casualty Holiday in Lapland: page 6


Unknown: Jason Sutton
Producer: Pippa Brill
Director: Ian White
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Finlay Newton: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Baz: Julia Watson
Dan: Nigel Whitmey
Harry Harper: Simon MacCorkindale
Jim Brodie: Maxwell Caulfield
Claire Guildford: Leanne Wilson
Abs: James Redmond
Roxanne Bird: Loo Brealey
Nikki Marshall: Kelly Harrison
Comfort Jones: Martina Laird
Lara Stone: Christine Stephen-Daly
Louis: Ljam Hess
Kenneth: Frank Windsor
Tess Bateman: Suzanne Packer
Julie Hughes: Rebecca Blake
Adam Hughes: Tim Dantay
Bex Reynolds: Sarah Manners
Tally Harper: Holly Davidson
Luke Warren: Matthew Wait
Kirsty: Tyra McKenzie-Gray
Stephen Borodin: John Blakey
Toby Borodin: John-Paul MacLeod
Longfellow: Chris Geere
Guitar man: Roland John-Leopoldie
Humpty: Jed Staton
Norman Dodd: Surinder Duhra

: Only Fools and Horses: Strangers on the Shore

A seasonal special first shown on Christmas Day 2002.

Having squandered the family fortune, the Trotters cook up a new rags-to-riches scheme. The final festive special is on Christmas Day at 9.20pm.
Regular cast on Christmas Day [web address removed]
BBC PRODUCTS: this episode of Only Fools and Horses is available on video. £12.99, and DVD. £13.99, from retailers or [web address removed]
The end ... or is it?: page 16

: BBC News and Sport

With Jon Sopel. Weather with Darren Bett.
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Jon Sopel.
Unknown: Darren Bett.

: The Next Best Thing

Comedy drama starring Madonna and Rupert Everett.

Yoga instructor Abbie confesses to her gay best friend Robert that she desperately wants a child. One night the pair get drunk, sleep together and Abbie becomes pregnant. Robert agrees to move in and help bring up the child, but the cosy arrangement becomes complicated after Abbie meets the wonderful Ben.
Review page 49.
(2000, 12)


Director: John Schlesinger
Abbie: Madonna
Robert: Rupert Everett
Elizabeth Ryder: Illeana Douglas
Kevin: Michael Vartan
Richard Whittaker: Josef Sommer
Sam: Malcolm Stumpf
Helen Whittaker: Lynn Redgrave
Ben Cooper: Benjamin Bratt
David Neil: Patrick Harris
Annabel: Suzanne Krull

: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen and comedian Johnny Vegas join Jonathan for another evening of potentially risque chat and entertainment. Shown yesterday


Unknown: Sir Ian McKellen
Unknown: Johnny Vegas

: A Question of Sport

impressionist Alistair McGowan and comedian Jimmy Tarbuck line up alongside sporting guests Ian St John and Hie Nastase for a festive edition of the quiz. Shown yesterday


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Ian St John
Unknown: Hie Nastase

: All New Top of the Pops

Chart hits and backstage gossip. Hosted by Tim Kash. Shown yesterday
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Tim Kash.

: BBC News 24

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