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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Jules Botfield.


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Jules Botfield.

: Breakfast with Frost

Topical discussion, hosted by David Frost. Including 9.00 News, plus weather later.
Editor Barney Jones


Unknown: David Frost.
Editor: Barney Jones

: Can't Wait Till Christmas ...

4/4. The story of Jesus's birth is told through bible readings and Nativity scenes in this final Advent service before Christmas, led by the Rev Stewart Reid from Christ Church in Southport,
Merseyside. Carols include 0 Little Town of Bethlehem and Away in a Manger.
Producer Pamela Hossick
Director David Taviner


Unknown: Rev Stewart Reid
Producer: Pamela Hossick
Director: David Taviner

: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Animation. Taunted for having a bright glowing nose, the son of one of Santa's reindeer runs away with an equally unhappy elf. With the voice of Burl lves. Festive favourites around the world: page 38

: News; Weather

: Murder on Sycamore Street

Murder mystery with Dick Van Dyke as Diagnosis Murder's sleuthing Dr Mark Sloan. Did a former star pupil commit suicide. or is foul play afoot? Featuring George Hamilton.


Unknown: Dick Van
Unknown: Dr Mark Sloan
Unknown: George Hamilton

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Cast on Monday 22 and Monday 29

: Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

From Sadler's Wells theatre in London, Dawn French introduces Matthew Bourne 's critically acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky's ballet. With sets and costumes from Olivier Award-winning designer Anthony Ward and dazzling choreography, this is a fresh, witty take on the classic children's fantasy.
With music from the Royal
Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Brett Morris.
TV director Ross MacGibbon ; Producer Simon Flind Matthew Boume - Profile at 7pm on BBC4 A Busby Berkeley ballet: page 9


Unknown: Matthew Bourne
Designer: Anthony Ward
Conducted By: Brett Morris.
Director: Ross MacGibbon
Producer: Simon Flind
Producer: Matthew Boume

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Songs of Praise

Carols and candlelight evoke the true spirit of the season in this Christmas celebration from Gloucester Cathedral. Actors Colin Buchanan and Phyllida Law narrate the story of Christ's birth, while Aled Jones sings 0 Holy Night.
Other carols include Once in Royal David's City and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.
www.bbc.co.uk/religion HARDBACK BOOK: Songs of Praise: a Christmas Companion, price £9.99


Unknown: Colin Buchanan
Unknown: Phyllida Law
Unknown: Aled Jones

: Open All Hours

Corner-shop comedy starring
Ronnie Barker and David Jason. Naïve Granville advertises for female company. More on Friday 2 January at 7.30prn


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: David Jason.

: Last of the Summer Wine

A Short Blast of Fred Astaire. Will hypnosis calm the nerves of those taking part in the Christmas concert? A new series of the gentle comedy is planned for the new year.
Written by Roy Clarke ; Director/Producer Alan JW Bell


Unknown: Fred Astaire.
Written By: Roy Clarke
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Truly: Frank Thornton
Entwistle: Burt Kwouk
Nora: Kathy Staff
Alvin: Brian Murphy
Barry: Mike Grady
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Roz: Dora Bryan
Auntie: Jean Alexander
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Tom: Tom Owen

: Antiques Roadshow

A second visit to Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland. Finds include a siiver tea set presented to mark the bravery of an officer at the Battle of Trafalgar and a teddy bear worth some f 20,000. Inside Antiques follows at 7.30pm on BBC4. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis Antiques Roadshow - the Next Generation Sunday 28 December 6.45pm


Unknown: Mount Stewart
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Ground Force

Will Charlie Dimmock be pleasantly surprised when she returns to a former project in Putney, south-west London? Director John Thornicroft ; Executive producer Carol Haslam Ground Force Goes to Ethiopia is on Monday 29 December at 7pm


Unknown: Charlie Dimmock
Director: John Thornicroft
Producer: Carol Haslam

: Born and Bred: A Very Ormston Christmas

Stephanie Cole and Una Stubbs guest-star in this seasonal special of the cosy rural drama set in 1950s Lancashire.
Is Santa behind a spate of robberies? A new series will be shown in the new year.


Writer: Chris Chibnall
Producer: Chris Clough
Director: Simon Massey
Dr Arthur Gilder: James Bolam
Dr Tom Gilder: Michael French
Deborah Gilder: Jenna Russell
Phyllis Woolf: Maggie Steed
Linda Cosgrove: Tracey Childs
Len Cosgrove: Peter Gunn
Jean Bradshaw: Naomi Radcliffe
Eddie Mills: Sam Hudson
Wilf Bradshaw: John Henshaw
Rev Brewer: Clive Swift
Mr Boynton: Donald Gee
Helen Gilder: Charlotte Salt
Michael Gilder: Ross Little
Catherine Gilder: Polly Thompson
Prudence: Stephanie Cole
Joy: Una Stubbs
Lucio Braithwaite: John Forgeham
Smiler Braithwaite: George Yiasoum
Miss Matthews: Joan Worswick
Miss Matthews: Shirley White
Maud: Danielle Da Costa
Doris Nicola: Jane Reading

: The Jackal

Action thriller starring Bruce Willis and Richard Gere. An FBI team must track down a ruthless assassin, known as the Jackal, who has been hired by a Russian Mafia boss to avenge the death of his brother. Review page 50.
Director Michael Caton-Jones (1997.18) Videopluscodefor9.00-ll.15pm (non-PDC)


Unknown: Bruce Willis
Unknown: Richard Gere.
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
The Jackal: Bruce Willis
Declan Mulqueen: Richard Gere
Carter Preston: Sidney Poitier
Valentina Koslova: Diane Venora
Isabella: Mathilda May
Witherspoon: Jk Simmons
McMurphy: Richard Lineback
Woolburton: Leslie Phillips

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Weather with Alex Deakin.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: The Jackal

Concluding tonight's action thriller.

: Forces of Nature

L Romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck.
Soon-to-be-married Ben Holmes has second thoughts when he meets free-spirited Sarah Lewis. Review page 50.
Director Bronwen Hughes (1998.12)


Unknown: Sandra Bullock
Unknown: Ben Affleck.
Unknown: Ben Holmes
Unknown: Sarah Lewis.
Director: Bronwen Hughes

: Let It Be Me *

Romantic drama with Jennifer Beals and Campbell Scott. A dancing lesson has unforeseen consequences for teacher and pupil. Review page 50.
Director Eleanor Bergstein (1995, 12)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Jennifer Beals
Director: Eleanor Bergstein

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes. Ends 5.00.
The Life of Mammals 3/10. Plant Predators. Presented by David Attenborough. With enhanced commentary.
3.30 Trouble at Christmas How too much food and alcohol can end in festive disaster. Shown last Sunday
4.30 Celebrity Dog School 5/5. In the final week of training before
Children in Need, how will the pets and owners fare?


Presented By: David Attenborough.

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