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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 11.10.
Arthur DW's prized snowball goes hissing, and the friends learn to
Work as a team.
925 The Woody Woodpecker Show
How did Woody manage to save the festive season?
9.50 Looney Tunes Taz and Bugs get
Set for Christmas.
10.00 Bring It On A winter survival challenge in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, including ice-climbing and husky-dog racing.
10*25 Donner Animation. A reindeer loses his ability to fly - can one of Santa's elves help?
10.50 Jackie Chan Adventures The
J-Team swings into action when
Santa is kidnapped.


Unknown: Jackie Chan

: A Goofy Movie

Animated comedy. Goofy is now a single parent with a teenage son, Max. On learning the boy has been misbehaving at school, he decides to take him on a fishing trip. Review page 56.
Director Kevin Lima (1995, U)


Director: Kevin Lima

: The Santa Clause

*** Heartwarming fantasy starring Tim Allen and Judge Reinhold. A divorcee steps into Santa's shoes when the real one falls off his roof, and soon discovers that delivering Presents is the least of his
Problems. Review page 56. Director John Pasquin (1994. U)


Unknown: Tim Allen
Unknown: Judge Reinhold.
Director: John Pasquin

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: The Road to El Dorado

Animated adventure. Tulio and Miguel, two small-time Spanish tricksters, get their hands on a map to El Dorado. After stowing away on a ship bound for Mexico, they set out to find the fabled lost city of gold. Narrated by Elton John. Review page 56.
Directors Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul (2000, U)


Unknown: El Dorado.
Unknown: Elton John.
Unknown: Don Paul

: 101 Dalmatians

Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic tale, starring Glenn Close , Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson. Love blossoms for dog owners Roger and Anita when their pets meet in the park. But the fearsome, fur-loving Cruella De Vil has her eye on their litter of dalmatian puppies. Review page 56. Director Stephen Herek (1996, U)


Unknown: Glenn Close
Unknown: Jeff Daniels
Unknown: Joely Richardson.
Director: Stephen Herek

: I Want to Be Mary

A light-hearted look at one of Britain's most endearing traditions: the children's Nativity play. Cute home-video clips starring unruly angels, sulky shepherds and not-so-wise men are used to illustrate the Christmas story. Presented by Angellica Bell.
Signed 28 December at 3.20am


Presenter: Angellica Bell

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Chicken Run

Animated comedy adventure, featuring the voices of Julia Sawalha , Jane Horrocks , Miranda Richardson and Mel Gibson. When the greedy owners of a 1950s egg farm decide to move into the meat-pie business, the chickens fear the worst and turn to Rocky the rooster and a daring escape plan as their potential salvation. Review page 56. Directors Nick Park and Peter Lord (2000. U)


Unknown: Julia Sawalha
Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Mel Gibson.
Directors: Nick Park
Directors: Peter Lord

: EastEnders

Kate hears reassuring news. Kat's good intentions backfire. Writer Ann Marie Di Mambro Cast on Monday 22 and Monday 29 December Repeated at 11.40pm on BBC3 www.bbc.co.uk/soap The first of two Christmas Day episodes is tomorrow at 6pm


Writer: Ann Marie Di Mambro

: EastEnders Christmas Party

Suggs, Richard E Grant, Jo Brand and Greg Rusedski are among the celebrity guests joining host Shane Richie for a right old knees-up in Albert Square with live performances from Lulu and Liberty X, a duet from one of Walford's most popular couples, and a festive feast in the Queen Vic with Mike Reid and Clarissa Dickson Wright. Plus classic Christmas songs from cast members past and present, including Michelle Gayle, Kim Medcalf and Jill Halfpenny. Director Simon Staffurth; Producers Sarah Gibbs and Andrew Wightman
Repeated on Boxing Day at 9pm on BBC3 Suggs's Our House: the Madness Musical is at 9.40pm on BBC3 Alison Graham 's Soap & Flannel: page 40


Host: Shane Richie
Singer: Suggs
Singer: Lulu
Singers: Liberty X
Guest: Richard E Grant
Guest: Jo Brand
Guest: Greg Rusedski
Guest: Mike Reid
Guest: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Guest: Michelle Gayle
Guest: Kim Medcalf
Guest: Jill Halfpenny
Director: Simon Staffurth
Producer: Sarah Gibbs
Producer: Andrew Wightman

: Absolutely Fabulous: Cold Turkey

Edina plans her first family Christmas. Patsy, meanwhile, is traumatised by the arrival of her sister Jackie.

The Story of Absolutely Fabulous is at 9pm on Friday 2 January
Birth of the monsters: page 13


Writer: Jennifer Saunders
Producer: Jo Sargent
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Edina: Jennifer Saunders
Patsy: Joanna Lumley
Saffron: Julia Sawalha
Bubble: Jane Horrocks
Mother: June Whitfield
Wood cutter: Alex Lowe
John: Felix Dexter
Patsy's mother: Eleanor Bron
Jackie: Kate O'Mara
Catriona: Helen Lederer
Fleur: Harriet Thorpe
Bo: Mo Gaffney
Marshall: Chris Ryan
Justin: Christopher Malcolm

: The National Lottery - Midweek Draws

Emmons Holmes presents the midweek draws

: Shanghai Noon

Western action comedy starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. When a runaway Chinese princess is held for ransom in America, the emperor sends his three best guards to the Wild West to bring her back. Review page 57.
Director Tom Dey (2000.12)


Unknown: Jackie Chan
Unknown: Owen Wilson.
Director: Tom Dey
Chon Wang: Jackie Chan
RoyO'Bannon: Owen Wilson
Princess Pei Pei: Lucy Liu
Indian wife: Brandon Merrill
LoFong: Roger Yuan
Van Cleef: Xander Berkeley
Wallace: Walton Goggins
Andrews: Jason Connerv

: News; Weather

Then National Lottery Update

: The First Eucharist of Christmas

From Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, where worshippers gather for a celebration of the First Communion of Christmas. The live service is led by the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Rev Dr Anthony Russell, with the Dean of Ely, the Very Rev Dr Michael Chandler, giving the address. Music includes Silent Night, 0 Come, All Ye Faithful, It Came upon the Midnight Clear and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.
Producer Hugh Faupel, Director David Kremer
Followed by Weatherview


Service leader: Dr Anthony Russell
Address giver: Dr Michael Chandler
Producer: Hugh Faupel
Director: David Kremer

: The Producers

Comedy starring Zero Mostel as struggling producer Max Bialystock. Once the "King of Broadway", Bialystock is now making a living by conning old ladies out of their savings. Then his accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), mentions a sure-fire way of making some quick cash by putting on a guaranteed Broadway flop. Review page 57. Director Mel Brooks (1968, PG) Mel Brooks 's Young Frankenstein is on Boxing Day at 1.35am


Producer: Max Bialystock.
Unknown: Leo Bloom
Director: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Mel Brooks

: BBC News 24

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