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: BBC News 24

: Breakfast

With Dermot Murnaghan and Natasha Kaplinsky.
Including 6.00, 7.00, 8.00 news with Kate Sanderson (Mon 22-Wed 24). Luisa Baldini (Mon 29-Wed 31);
6.15, 6.45, 7.50 business news;
6.25, 6.53, 7.15, 7.53, 8.15, 8.55 weather with Carol Kirkwood (Mon 22-Fri 26) and Louise Lear (Mon 29-Fri 2); 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 Then The National Lottery Daily Play


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky.
Unknown: Kate Sanderson
Unknown: Luisa Baldini
Unknown: Carol Kirkwood
Unknown: Louise Lear
Editor: Richard Porter


Ends 11.05.

Arthur gets glasses. Muffy does a makeover.

9.25 The Woody Woodpecker Show
School, a derby and stardom keep Woody and co busy.

9.50 Looney Tunes
Tweety Pie and Granny take a trip.

10.00 Second Star to the Left
Hugh Laurie, Barbara Windsor and Mark Williams provide voices for the tale of a rabbit and friends.

10.30 Rugrats
1/2. The friends try to ensure Dil's first Christmas is special. Concludes at the same time tomorrow.

10.50 The New Scooby and Scrappy Show
Scooby is suspected of stealing sheep.


Voices (Second Star to the Left): Hugh Laurie
Voices (Second Star to the Left): Barbara Windsor
Voices (Second Star to the Left): Mark Williams

: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: the Movie

Sci-fi adventure, starring Ashley Karan. Superheroes battle against evil leader
Ivan Ooze. Review page 51. Director Bryan Spicer (1995. PG)


Unknown: Ashley Karan
Leader: Ivan Ooze
Director: Bryan Spicer

: Bargain Hunt

Exeter antiques fair welcomes the show.

: BBC News


: Getting Even with Dad

Comedy with Ted Danson and Macaulay Culkin. Ex-con Ray, saddled with his son before a heist, thinks he can fool the kid - but the boy has tricks of his own. Review page 51. Director Howard Deutch (1994, PG) **


Director: Howard Deutch
[Actor]: Ted Danson
[Actor]: MacAulay Culkin


Ends 5.30.

The Woody Woodpecker Show
A lodger, stagefright and fishing fill another triple bill.

3.45 The Wild Thornberrys
Eliza has penguin problems.

4.10 Get Your Own Back
Dick and Dom are in for a gunging galore.
Last in series. Dick and Dom reappear at 4.40pm

4.40 Sleeping Beauty: Uncovered
Busted join a sparkling line-up of stars for CBBC's Christmas panto.
Repeated on Christmas Day at 9am on CBBC channel
Busted play a classic hit on Top of the Pops Saturday, 27 December at 11am


Writer ("Sleeping Beauty: Uncovered"): Ben Ward
Writer ("Sleeping Beauty: Uncovered"): Richard Webb
Sleeping Beauty: Fearne Cotton
Evil: Warlock Ortis
Queen: Angellica Bell
King: Simon Thomas
Good Fairy: Kirsten O'Brien
Prince: Barney Harwood
Prince's father: Simon Grant
Prince's mother: Steve Wilson
Hector: Matt Baker
Princess Trevor: Mark Speight
Postman: Reggie Yates
Panto horse: Dick and Dom

: Cash in the Attic

A dream holiday home in Turkey awaits if Verity and Ian Smith can raise the funds.


Unknown: Ian Smith

: BBC News

With George Alagiah and Sian Williams. Including a weather summary. www.bbc.co.uk/news


Unknown: George Alagiah
Unknown: Sian Williams.

: South East Today Beverley

Thompson and Giles Dilnot with Sussex and Kent news.
Editor Quentin Smith
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES: see note on left under Other Regions
Followed by Weather with Alex Deakin.


Unknown: Giles Dilnot
Editor: Quentin Smith
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: BBC London News Emily

Maitlis has London and Home Counties news.
Editor Cath Hearne


Editor: Cath Hearne

: DIY SOS Christmas Special

A school in Devon and pensioners' lunch club in London get makeovers from Nick Knowles and Lowri Turner.
Senes producer Annie Heather : Executive producer Mark Hill


Unknown: Nick Knowles
Unknown: Lowri Turner.
Producer: Annie Heather
Producer: Mark Hill

: Animal Hospital

Rolf Harris meets a dog injured after being frightened by seasonal fireworks and one rescued after it appeared in the first ever series. The final edition is tomorrow at 7pm.


Unknown: Rolf Harris

: EastEnders

Police scour Albert Square after news of Phil's escape.
Writer Jeff Povey The fortnight's episodes produced/directed by Jo Johnson and CoiinWratten More cast Mon 29 December Repeated 10pm BBC3 Merry and bright? No chance: page 21; Soap & Flannel: page 40


Unknown: Albert Square
Unknown: Jeff Povey
Directed By: Jo Johnson
Garry Hobbs: Ricky Groves
Laura Beale: Hannah Waterman
Lynne Hobbs: Elaine Lordan
Derek Harkinson: Ian Lavender
Mary Harkinson: Mary Woodvine
Alex Harkinson: Ben Nealon
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Danny Harkinson: Josh Alexander
Martin Fowler: James Alexandrou
Spencer Moon: Christopher Parker
Mickey Miller: Joe Swash
Kareena Ferreira: Pooja Shah
Zoe Slater: Michelle Ryan
Ronny Ferreira: Ray Panthaki
Tariq Larousi: Nabil Elouahabi
Barry Evans: Shaun Williamson
Janine Butcher: Charlie Brooks
Dr Leroy: Ivan Kaye
Alfie Moon: Shane Richie
Kat Slater: Jessie Wallace
Nana Moon: Hilda Braid
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Dennis Rickman: Nigel Harman
Kate Mitchell: Jill Halfpenny
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Sam Mitchell: Kim Medcalf
Minty Peterson: Cliff Parisi
Pat Evans: Pam St Clement
Charlie Slater: Derek Martin
Mo Harris: Laila Morse

: Test the Nation: the 2003 Test

Looking back over the highs and lows of the year, Phillip Schofield and Anne Robinson lead viewers and the studio audience through the topical test. Viewers can take part via mobile phone and online - or simply by playing along with pen and paper. The live event continues at 10.35pm.
Series editor Alexandra Henderson
www.bbc.co.uk/testthenation BBCi: digital viewers can play along by pressing the red button on their handset Videoplus code for 8.30-11.45pm (non-PDC)


Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Anne Robinson
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. 10.25 Regional News
Followed by Weather with Alex Deakin.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: Test the Nation

Which Britons have the best memory of the past year?
The second half of the show will reveal all.

: Scrooged * *

Comedy starring Bill Murray and featuring Robert Mitchum. Also starring John Forsytheand Bobcat Goidthwait. Frank, a network TV president, is visited by three ghosts to make him change his mean ways. Review page 51.
Director Richard Donner (1988. PG)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Bill Murray
Unknown: Robert Mitchum.
Director: Richard Donner

: To Be or Not to Be

Satire starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. During the Nazi occupation of Poland in the Second World War, two actors become accidentally involved with the Polish Resistance. Review page 53.
Director Alan Johnson (1983. PG) Mel Brooks also stars in The Producers on Christmas Eve at 1.05am


Unknown: Anne Bancroft.
Director: Alan Johnson
Unknown: Mel Brooks

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes. Ends 4.55.
See Hear Christmas Special Magazine show for the deaf community. Shown Saturday 20 December 12.15pm on BBC2
3.55 The Million Pound Property Experiment 1/8. Looking for a profitable property in Birmingham. First shown on BBC2

: BBC News 24

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