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: Breakfast

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


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky.


Ends 11.00.

Basil Brush
Will Basil avoid catching the health bug?

9.25 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Ms Meany forces Woody to be her date.

9.35 Serious Desert New Series 1/6
The young finalists face snakes and scorpions.

10.00 Get Your Own Back
Kids get even with pesky adults
10.25 Newsround Review of the Year
An overview of this year's newsworthy events.

: Slappy and the Stinkers

Comedy adventure following a group of youngsters who are under threat of expulsion from their stuffy private school. Review page 66.
Director Barnet Kellman (1998, PG)


Director: Barnet Kellman
Morgan Brinway: Bd Wong
Roy: Bronson Pinchot
Boccoli: Sam McMurray
Harriet: Jennifer Coolidge

: BBC News

Regional News: Weather

: Herbie Rides Again

Comedy sequel to The Love Bug, starring Helen Hayes and Stefanie Powers.
Herbie, the magical car, attempts to help an elderly woman whose house is targeted by a property speculator.
Review page 66.
(1974, U) ***


Director: Robert Stevenson
Mrs Steinmetz: Helen Hayes
Nicole Harris: Stefanie Powers
Willoughby Whitfield: Ken Berry
Mr Judson: John McIntire
Alonzo Hawk: Keenan Wynn

: Superman III

Fantasy adventure starring Christopher Reeve as Superman, battling against a megalomaniac tycoon with his sights set on world domination. Review page 66.
Director Richard Lester (1983. PG)


Unknown: Christopher Reeve
Director: Richard Lester
Superman/Clark Kent: Christopher Reeve
Gus Gorman: Richard Pryor
Ross Webster: Robert Vaughn
Lana Lang: Annette O'Toole
Vera Webster: Annie Ross
Lorelei Ambrosia: Pamela Stephenson
Lois Lane: Margot Kidder
Perry White: Jackie Cooper

: Babe: Pig in the City

Fantasy comedy adventure sequel. After Farmer Hoggett is crippled in an accident,
Hoggett Farm is threatened with foreclosure. Review page 66.
Director George Miller (1998. U)


Unknown: Hoggett Farm
Director: George Miller
Farmer Hoggett: James Cromwell
Esme Hoggett: Magda Szubanski
Fugly Room: Mickey Rooney
Landlady: Mary Stein
Neighbour: Julie Godfrey
Babe: Eg Daily
Ferdinand: Danny Mann
Zootie: Glenne Headly

: The World's Strongest Man

3/6. Pulling trains, lifting cars and tackling the mighty Atlas stones are the challenges in round three of the competition. Next heat tomorrow at 5.35pm

: BBC News

With Darren Jordon. Regional News
Weather with Helen Willetts www.bbc.co.uk/news


Unknown: Darren Jordon.
Unknown: Helen Willetts

: A Question of Sport

Sue Barker, Ally McCoist and Frankie Dettori are joined by sports stars-turned-presenters Sharron Davies , Barry McGuigan , Steve Cram and Mark Lawrenson for a look back over this year's sporting highlights.
Another episode on Friday 2 January at 7pm


Unknown: Ally McCoist
Unknown: Frankie Dettori
Presenters: Sharron Davies
Presenters: Barry McGuigan
Presenters: Steve Cram
Presenters: Mark Lawrenson

: Ground Force Goes to Ethiopia

Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh bring some Christmas spirit to a deprived area of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The effects of Aids are all too visible around the city's big market, where orphaned children have been forced to sleep rough. Action has been taken in the form of a new compound. The team's challenge is to transform the remaining space into a community garden.
Producer John Thornicroft ; Executive producer Carol Haslam How Tommy soldiered on: page 9


Unknown: Charlie Dimmock
Unknown: Tommy Walsh
Producer: John Thornicroft
Producer: Carol Haslam

: EastEnders

Lynne delivers a shock announcement to the Slaters.
Writer Julie Wassmer More cast 22 December Rptd 10pm on BBC3


Unknown: Julie Wassmer More
Sonia Jackson: Natalie Cassidy
Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden
Ricky Butcher: Sid Owen
Little Mo Mitchell: Kacey Ainsworth
Billy Mitchell: Perry Fenwick
Belinda Peacock: Leanne Lakey
Dot Branning: June Brown
Jim Branning: John Bardon
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Vicki Fowler: Scarlett Johnson
Natalie Evans: Lucy Speed
Patrick Trueman: Rudolph Walker
Yolande Duke: Angela Wynter
Shirley Benson: Robyn Moore
Adi Ferreira: Ameet Chana
Ash Ferreira: Raji James
Dan Ferreira: Dalip Tahil
KellyTaylor: Brooke Kinsella
Gus Smith: Mohammed George
Paul Trueman: Gary Beadle
Andy Hunter: Michael Higgs
Ray: Jeremy Hirsh
Maxwell Moon: Andrew Paul
Leonard Jay: Geoff Leesley
Lewis Walker: Terence Hillyer
DCI Marsden: Sophie Stanton
DS Godley: Louis Decosta-Johnson
PC Parkinson: Steven Emrys
DC Crayman: Nicholas Khan
Inspector Donald: Michael Vaughan

: Cast Away

r Adventure drama starring Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt.
Hard-working executive Chuck Noland is looking forward to spending Christmas with his girlfriend, but is sent abroad for work at the last minute. His plane crashes into the Pacific and Chuck, the only surviving passenger, finds himself stranded on a remote, uninhabited island. Review page 66.
Director Robert Zemeckis (2000, 12) Film Highlights: page 46


Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Helen Hunt.
Unknown: Chuck Noland
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Chuck Noland: Tom Hanks
Kelly Frears: Helen Hunt
Stan: Nick Searcy
Bettina Peterson: Lari White
Pilot Jack: Michael Forest
Pilot Gwen: Viveka Davis

: BBC News

With Darren Jordon. Regional News
Weather with Helen Willetts.


Unknown: Darren Jordon.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: Footloose

r Musical drama starring Kevin Bacon. A Chicago teenager shakes things up in the fundamentalist town of Bomont, where dancing is banned. Review page 66.
Director Herbert Ross (1984.15)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Kevin Bacon.
Director: Herbert Ross
Ren MacCormack: Kevin Bacon
Ariel Moore: Lori Singer
Reverend Moore: John Uthgow
Vi Moore: Dianne Wiest
Willard: Christopher Penn
Rusty Sarah: Jessica Parker
Woody: John Laughlin
WendyJo: Elizabeth Gorcey

: The King of Comedy

Comedy drama starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. Oblivious to the fact that he has no talent, Rupert Pupkin 's ambition is to become America's top stand-up comedian. Review page 69.
Director Martin Scorsese (1983. PG)


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Jerry Lewis.
Unknown: Rupert Pupkin
Director: Martin Scorsese

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes. Ends 4.35.
The Million Pound Property Experiment Design duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan purchase a flat in Stratford, east
London. First shown on BBC2
3.35 The Joy of Christmas Celebrities share their Christmas experiences. Shown Tuesday 23 December at 8pm on BBC2


Unknown: Colin McAllister
Unknown: Justin Ryan

: BBC News 24

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