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: Breakfast

With Bill Turnbull.


Presenter: Bill Turnbull


Ends 10.00.
Francine forms her own band as the Backstreet Boys make a guest appearance.
9.25 The Christmas Orange
Animation. A boy decides to take Father Christmas to court.
9.50 Looney Tunes Cartoon fun with SYlvester, Tweety, Wile E Coyote and the Road Runner.

: The Joys of Christmas

Worshippers from Milton Keynes gather in the city's ecumenical
Church of Christ the Cornerstone for a live celebration of the birth of Jesus. The service features the story of the first Christmas and carols, including God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen and 0 Come, All Ye Faithful.


Unknown: Milton Keynes

: Hooves of Fire

Comedy animation featuring a host of famous voices. Robbie the Reindeer joins Santa's team.

: Morecambe and Wise

The much-loved double act and Special guests in a compilation of the Christmas specials from 1975 and 1976. Producer Ernest Maxin


Producer: Ernest Maxin

: The Tigger Movie

Disney animation.
Longing to meet the family - he has never known, Tigger embarks on a quest to find them. Providing him with encouragement in his search are all his faithful friends - Roo, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga and Owl. Narrated by John Hurt. Review page 59. (2000, U)


Narrator: John Hurt
Director: Jun Falkenstein

: News; Weather

: Top of the Pops

The annual rundown of the Year's top-selling singles and the Christmas number one.
Producer Michelle Lanaway ; Executive
Producer Andi Peters


Producer: Michelle Lanaway
Producer: Andi Peters

: The Queen

Her Majesty addresses the nation and Commonwealth.

: Dear Father Christmas

Dale Winton assists Father Christmas in fulfilling special yuletide wishes for children - dreams made possible with the help of Blue, Fearne Cotton and the Ready Steady Cook team among others.


Presenter: Dale Winton

: Outtake TV

Anne Robinson presents a selection of merciless put-downs and laughable answers from Weakest Link. More tomorrow at 7.30pm


Presenter: Anne Robinson

: Stuart Little

*** Children's fantasy, based on EB White's novel, starring Hugh Laurie and Geena Davis, and featuring the voice of Michael J Fox. The Littles want to adopt a younger brother for their son, George. At the orphanage they are charmed by a young mouse called Stuart, and decide to take him home. Review page 59. (1999, U)
Film Highlights: 44


Mr Little: Hugh Laurie
Mrs Little: Geena Davis
Voice of Stuart Little: Michael J Fox
Director: Rob Minkoff

: News; Weather

: EastEnders

Kate has a surprise visitor. Alfie desperately tries to arrange a dream wedding for Kat. More from the Square at 8.40pm. Writer Tony Jordan Cast on Monday 22 and Monday 29 December
Repeated 10pm on BBC3


Writer: Tony Jordan

: My Family

Sixty Feet Under. After a shopping trip, the Harpers face the prospect of spending Christmas stuck on the London Underground. Guest-starring Richard Whiteley.
Writers Ian Brown , James Hendrie : Director Dewi Humphreys ; Producer
John Bartlett Repeated Sunday 28 December 8.30pm on BBC3 Stuck on the tube for three days: page 18


Unknown: Richard Whiteley.
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: James Hendrie
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: John Bartlett
Ben: Robert Lindsay
Susan: Zoe Wanamaker
Nick: Kris Marshall
Michael: Gabriel Thomson
Himself: Richard Whiteley
Abi: Siobhan Hayes
Roger Bailey: Keiron Self
Barry Hall: Patrick Godfrey
Patricia Hall: Amanda Walker
Arvo: Robert Webb
Jaak: Philip Brodie
Tube driver: Nigel Lindsay
Claire: Sydney Stevenson
Edmund: Tony Marshall

: Christmas Night with the Stars

Michael Parkinson is joined by stars from the music world including Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Will Young and Busted, while comedians including Jon Culshaw, the Kumars and Ricky Tomlinson provide the laughs - and there are plenty of surprises along the way.

Ozzy, meet Ozzy: page 17


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Guest: Kelly Osbourne
Guest: Ozzy Osbourne
Guest: Victoria Beckham
Guest: Emma Bunton
Guest: Will Young
Guests: Busted
Comedian: Jon Culshaw
Comedians: The Kumars
Comedian: Ricky Tomlinson
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Barrie Kelly

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016
Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: BBC News

With George Alagiah. Weather with Rob McElwee.


Unknown: George Alagiah.
Unknown: Rob McElwee.

: EastEnders

Phil has a showdown with Den at the club. Dennis makes a decision, and Alfie has some explaining to do to Kat.
Repeated at 10.40pm on BBC3

: Only Fools and Horses: Sleepless in Peckham

The last of three festive comedy specials by John Sullivan.

After 22 years in Mandela House, Del Boy and family face eviction by the Inland Revenue, while Marlene has vanished and Cassandra is heavily pregnant.
("The Story of Only Fools and Horses" is on New Year's Eve at 8pm)
The end... or is it?: page 16


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Cassandra: Gwyneth Strong
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Boycie: John Challis
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Denzil: Paul Barber
Sid: Roy Heather
Mickey: Patrick Murray
Damien: Benjamin Smith

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: Posh and Becks's Big Impression

Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona update the Beckhams' story as they make their move from " Beckingham Palace to Madrid, while celebrities such as Madonna and Jordan comment on the transfer. With guest Damian Lewis. The Big Impression: Behind the Scenes and Extra Bits follows on BBC3. Director Tony Dow ; Producer Alison MacPhail
Repeated on Sunday 28 December at 9pm on BBC3 The Beckhams on song: page 21


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: Damian Lewis.
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Alison MacPhail

: The Thomas Crown Affair

Remake of the 1968 romantic crime caper starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. Bored billionaire Thomas Crown has a hobby - stealing art treasures. But insurance investigator Catherine Banning is soon on his trail. Review page 60.
Director John McTiernan (1999, 15)


Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Unknown: Rene Russo.
Unknown: Thomas Crown
Unknown: Catherine Banning
Director: John McTiernan

: Christmas Reflection

Where There's Brass. A Salvation Army band member shows how the Christmas story can inspire us to improve our world. Director Roger Childs ; Executive producer Chris Loughlin


Director: Roger Childs
Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Airplane II: the Sequel

Comedy starring
Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty. Disgraced pilot Ted Striker escapes from hospital and boards an ill-fated shuttle. Review page 60. Director Ken Finkieman (1982.15)
Followed by Skiing Weather


Ted Striker: Robert Hays
Elaine Dickinson: Julie Hagerty.
Director: Ken Finkieman

: BBC News 24

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