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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams. timetable Mon 22 December Then The National Lottery Daily Play


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Williams.


Ends 10.50.
The Basil Brush Show
Cheese. Plus a glut of horror films proves a nightmare combination.

9.25 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Animated avian antics.

9.35 Serious Desert 3/6.
Can the kids face bugs for lunch?

10.00 Get Your Own Back
Adults get their comeuppance.

10.25 The CBBC Junior Great North
Dannii Minogue and D-Side guest in highlights from the Gateshead Stadium.

: James and the Giant Peach

Animated adventure, with live-action sequences, based on the well-loved children's book by Roald Dahl. When James's Parents are killed, he is packed off to live with his mean-spirited aunts who make his life quite miserable, until he receives a Magical gift from a stranger.
With the voices of Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Susan Sarandon and David Thewlis. Review page 75.
Director Henry Selick (1996, U)


Book By: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Unknown: Jane Leeves
Unknown: Susan Sarandon
Unknown: David Thewlis
Director: Henry Selick
James: Paul Terry
Aunt Spiker: Joanna Lumley
Aunt Sponge: Miriam Margolyes
Old Man: Pete Postlethwaite

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Regional News; Weather

: CBBC: The UK Top 40: CBBC Viewers' Vote

Girls Aloud, Blazin' Squad, Mis-Teeq, Busted and Gareth Gates Perform as the result of this year's vote for best single is revealed.


Director: Ralph Spark
Producer: Jeremy Davies

: It's a Very Merry Muppet - Christmas Movie *

Comedy featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy and friends. When an - unscrupulous banker plots to close the Muppets' theatre as they prepare for their Christmas show, it takes Kermit's guardian angel to convince him the world is a better place with him in it. Review page 75.
Director Kirk R Thatcher (2002, U)


Director: Kirk R Thatcher
Daniel: David Arquette
Rachel Bitterman: Joan Cusack
Luc Fromage: Matthew Lillard
Daniel's boss: Whoopi Goldberg

: Uncle Buck

Comedy starring John Candy and Macaulay Culkin. Buck
- Russell is a fun-loving bachelor without a care in the world. He's also the world's greatest slob. So when he has to look after his sharp young nephew and nieces while their parents are away, anything can and will happen. Review page 75. Director John Hughes (1989, 15)


Unknown: John Candy
Unknown: MacAulay Culkin.
Director: John Hughes

: The World's Strongest Man

5/6. The 2001 champion and Britain's 2003 Strongest Man compete in the final heat.
Final tomorrow at 4.40pm

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Anna and the King

Period romantic drama starring Jodie Foster.
Bangkok 1862: King Mongkut of Siam hires recently widowed Englishwoman Anna Leonowens to tutor his son. When she arrives at the palace, Anna's faith in the western way of life is undermined by British attempts to foster war with neighbouring Burma. Review page 75.
Director Andy Tennant (1999, 12)


Director: Andy Tennant
Anna Leonowens: Jodie Foster
King Mongkut: Chow Yun-Fat
Tuptim: Bai Ling
Louis Leonowens: Tom Felton
The Kralahome: Alwi Sved
General Alak Randall: Duk Kim
Prince Chowfa Lim: Kay Siu
Princess Fa-Ying: Melissa Campbell
Prince Chulalonekorn: Keith Chin

: EastEnders

Janine gets what she wants - but there's a sting in the tail.
A desperate situation finds Zoe seeking comfort from Kelly. Cast on Mon 22 and Mon 29 December Repeated at 10pm on BBC3 Merry and bright? No chance: page 21

: The Story of Only Fools and Horses

How did John Sullivan first dream up Del Boy and Rodney? Actors David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurstjoin the writer in revealing how the enduring sitcom was created. Featuring contributions from celebrity fans, memorable scenes from the show, and a look at the stories behind the storylines.
Producer Angie Mason : Executive producer Caroline Wright BBC PRODUCT: pre-order Only Fools & Horses: 1996 Christmas Trilogy DVD, £32.99, at www.bbcshop.com and receive it on the official release date. 9 Feb


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Del Boy
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Nicholas Lyndhurstjoin
Producer: Angie Mason
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Air Force One

Action thriller starring Harrison Ford. The US President, accompanied by his family, is returning from Russia on the presidential plane when hijackers seize control. Terrorist leader Korshunov threatens to start killing passengers unless his terms are agreed. But he has reckoned without the determination of the President. Review page 75.
Director Wolfgang Petersen (1997, 15)


Unknown: Harrison Ford.
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
President James Marshall: Harrison Ford
Ivan Korshunov: Gary Oldman
Vice President Kathryn Bennett: Glenn Close
Grace Marshall: Wendy Crewson
Alice Marshall: Liesel Matthews
Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd: Paul Guilfoyle
Agent Gibbs: Xander Berkeley
Major Caldwell: William H MacY
Walter Dean: Dean Stockwell

: BBC News

With Darren Jordon. Weather with Peter Gibbs.


Unknown: Darren Jordon.
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: Before They Were Famous

Halle Berry takes to the catwalk in tears, Will Young receives his degree and Rio Ferdinand shimmies through an end-of-school number. Angus Deayton - shown both in and out of a rabbit suit - presents the seventh selection of clips revealing famous faces in their less glamorous days. Producers Samantha Peters and Mike Parkinson ; Executive producer
Caroline Wright
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Unknown: Halle Berry
Unknown: Rio Ferdinand
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Producers: Samantha Peters
Producers: Mike Parkinson
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Hogmanay Live

r Monarch ofthe Glen star Hamish Clark joins Jackie Bird and a whole host of stars for a New Year's Eve celebration live from Scotland. Musical treats include Capercaillie, Liberty X and Rosanne Cash - who'll be leading a tribute to her late father, the legendary Johnny Cash. The celebrations culminate with cameras joining the throngs in Edinburgh's Princes Street for a very special rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Director John Smith : Producer Alison Black The ghosts of Glenbogle: page 22


Unknown: Hamish Clark
Unknown: Jackie Bird
Unknown: Rosanne Cash
Unknown: Johnny Cash.
Director: John Smith
Producer: Alison Black

: Smokey and the Bandit

Comedy starring
Burt Reynolds , Sally Field and Jackie Gleason. Bandit is a maverick driver who never refuses a challenge, and no cop is going to stop him in his latest venture - moving a truckload of illicit beer from Texas to Georgia. Review page 75.
Director Hal Needham (1977. PG)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Burt Reynolds
Unknown: Sally Field
Unknown: Jackie Gleason.
Director: Hal Needham

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