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: Breakfast

With Dermot Murnaghan and Natasha Kaplinsky.
Timetable on Monday 22 December
Then The National Lottery Daily Play


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky.


Ends 11.15.

Coping with Mr Ratburn's classroom, and the all-school spellathon.

9.25 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Presents are stolen, Chilly feels cold and Woody tries to do some good deeds.

9.50 Looney Tunes Bugs appears on a menu.

10.00 The First Snow of Winter
Animation. A little duck misses the annual migration.

10.30 Rugrats
The two-part story concludes as the gang try to give Dil a special Christmas.

10.55 Taz-Mania
Taz feels rejected at Christmas.

: Santa Claus

Seasonal comedy starring
Dudley Moore. After creating havoc at the North Pole, Patch, one of Santa's elves, heads for New York to make a name for himself. Review page 53.
Director Jeannot Szwarc (1985. U)


Unknown: Dudley Moore.
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Patch: Dudley Moore
B Z: John Lithgow
Claus: David Huddleston
Ancient elf: Burgess Meredith
Anya: Judy Cornwell
Towzer: Jeffrey Kramer
Joe: Christian Fitzpatrick
Comelia Carrie: Kei Heim
Dooley: John Barrard
Puffy: Anthony O'Donnell
Goober: Melvyn Hayes
Groot: Don Estelle

: BBC News


: Murder, She Wrote

Dead Heat. After Jessica Fletcher 's niece, a jockey, rides a surprise winner, the owner of the horse is found dead. Starring
Angela Lansbury.


Unknown: Jessica Fletcher
Unknown: Angela Lansbury.

: The Magic Pudding

Animated fantasy adventure featuring the voices of John Cleese , Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill. Koala bear Bunyip Bluegum heads off in search of his missing parents. On his journey he meets Albert, a magical pudding who can adopt any flavour he wants and never runs out. Review page 54. Director Karl Zwicky (2000, U)


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Geoffrey Rush
Unknown: Sam Neill.
Director: Karl Zwicky


Ends 5.30.

The Wild Thornberrys
Eliza's attempts to help animals over Christmas backfire.

4.10 The Basil Brush Show
Will Basil succeed in having a traditional

4.35 The Fairly Odd Parents
Timmy causes global havoc with a Christmas wish.

5.00 Blue Peter
The team open the Christmas songbook and perform classics including a Brazilian version of White Christmas.

: Cash in the Attic

A woman in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, sells her clutter in the hope of raising funds for a flight to the Canadian Arctic to be reunited with her childhood Inuit friends.

: BBC News

With George Alagiah and Sian Williams. Including a weather summary.


Unknown: George Alagiah
Unknown: Sian Williams.

: Regional news magazine

Details on Monday 22 December
Followed by Weather with Alex Deakin.


Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: Animal Hospital

In the last ever programme of the long-running series, a tiny shitzhu is choking on a large bone and two Jack Russells are stuck in a crevice. Plus Jamie Darling meets the animal actors starring in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. With Rolf Harris. Executive producer; Clare Sillery; Series producer Tony Moulsdale


Unknown: Jack Russells
Unknown: Jamie Darling
Unknown: Rolf Harris.
Producer: Tony Moulsdale

: EastEnders

Alfie is determined to make his wedding run like clockwork. The next visit to Walford is tomorrow at 7.30pm.
Writer Bob Ritchie For cast on Monday 22 and Monday 29 December
Repeated at 10pm on BBC3 www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders


Unknown: Bob Ritchie

: Holby City: In the Bleak Mid Winter

Kath, Ric, Jess and Kelly learn the value of friendship on Holby City's wards.
Writer Leslie Stewart : Producer Emma Turner : Director James Strong

Holby City 8.00pm BBC1
It may be the season to be jolly, but Nic (Liam Garrigan) and Kelly (Rachel Leskovac) don't have much to laugh about. After the explosive end to last week's episode, the pair are brought into Holby City Hospital fighting for their lives. Nic is the more badly injured of the two and has to be kept heavily sedated. His prognosis isn't good and, not surprisingly, the nursing staff treat him with thinly disguised contempt for putting them all through such hell. And of course Kath is understandably shaken at having Kelly around again.
While this is a decidedly downbeat storyline for the festive period (and matters don't improve in next week's episode, by the way), the arrival of Rowland Rivron, who guest stars as an overweight travelling salesman trying to flog snowstorms, may raise a smile or two among Holby stalwarts. JR


Unknown: Leslie Stewart
Producer: Emma Tumer
Director: James Strong
Ric Griffin: Hugh Quarshie
Diane Lloyd: Patricia Potter
Kath Fox: Jan Pearson
Zubin Khan: Art Malik
Tom Campbell-Gore: Denis Lawson
Ed Keating: Rocky Marshall
Chrissie Williams: Tina Hobley
Owen Davis: Mark Moraghan
Mubbs Hussein: Ian Aspinall
Rosie Sattar: Kim Vithana
Lisa Fox: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Jess: Griffin Veronajoseph
Tricia Williams: Sharon Maughan
Kelly Yorke: Rachel Leskovac
Nic Yorke: Liam Garrigan
Paul Rose: Andrew Lewis
Sami Sattar: Nitin Ganatra
Nina Yorke: Ellie Haddington
Matthew Shepherd: Rowland Rivron
Joe West Rupert: Ward Lewis
Millie Strachan: Dorothy Duffy
Michelle: Caroll Sarahoughton
Dr Charles: Victoria Pritchard
Nadia Sattar: Medina Sheikh
Leena Sattar: Neha Patel
Eddie Franks: Lloyd McGuire
Anne Fryer: Jane Hazlegrove
Ruth Carmichael: Lauretta Nkwocha
Clive Phillips: Roger Griffiths

: The Bone Collector

Crime thriller starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. When a serial killer begins terrorising New York it falls to a paralysed forensic expert and a rookie female cop to try and interpret the cryptic clues he leaves at the scene of his crimes. Review page 54.
Det Kenny Solomon Mike McGlone Detective Paulie Sellitto Ed O'Neill Director Phillip Noyce (1999.15)


Director: Phillip Noyce
Lincoln Rhyme: Denzel Washington
Amelia Donaghy: Angelina Jolie
Thelma: Queen Latifah
Capt Howard Cheney: Michael Rooker
Eddie Ortiz: Luis Guzman
Richard Thompson: Leland Orser
Dr Barry Lehman: John Benjamin Hickey

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Regional News
Weather with Alex Deakin.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: Saturday Night Fever

Musical drama starring John Travolta. Tony Manero works in a dead-end job, but on Saturday nights he becomes the - disco king at his local nightclub. Review page 54.
Director John Badham (1977.18)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: John Travolta.
Unknown: Tony Manero
Director: John Badham
Tony Manero: John Travolta
Stephanie Karen: Lynn Gorney
Bobby C: Barry Miller
Joey: Joseph Cali
Double J: Paul Pape
Annette: Donna Pescow
Gus: Bruce Ornstein
Flo: Julie Bovasso

: Sugartime

Period drama based on the real-life relationship between mobster Sam Giancana and singing star Phyllis McGuire , starring John Turturro and Mary-Louise Parker. Review page 54.
Director John N Smith (1995. 18)


Unknown: Sam Giancana
Unknown: Phyllis McGuire
Unknown: John Turturro
Unknown: Mary-Louise Parker.
Director: John N Smith

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes. Ends 4.55.
Time Flyers Unearthing a sad story in Sheffield.
First shown on BBC2
3.25 Innovation Nation The would-be inventor's shortlisted ideas are tested to the limit.
3.55 Nation's Favourite Christmas Food The top 11 gastronomic choices. Shown on Saturday 20 December at 9am on BBC2

: BBC News 24

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