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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid.


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Susanna Reid.

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.20pm

: Breakfast with Frost

Topical discussion with David Frost and his guests - William Hague , Nigel Havers and Rory Bremner , and the choir of St John's College, Cambridge.
Including 9.30 News; Weather.
Editor Barney Jones


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: William Hague
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Editor: Barney Jones

: Down to Earth

4/4. The Right Rev
James Jones 's final service for Advent comes from St Faith's Church, Crosby, Liverpool. A feast of carols includes Once in Royal David's City and Hark! The
Herald Angels Sing.


Unknown: James Jones

: The Great Race

Madcap slapstick comedy starring Tony Curtis ,
Jack Lemmon and Natalie Wood.
In 1908, two arch-rivals take part in the gruelling 22,000-mile road race from New York to Paris. En route, the two become involved in hilarious escapades as they battle to outwit each other. Review page 42.
Director Blake Edwards (1965, U)


Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Natalie Wood.
Director: Blake Edwards

: BBC News; Weather

Followed by Weatherforthe
Week Ahead

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
For cast see pages 158 and

: Von Ryan's Express

r*-** Second World War drama starring Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard. A US colonel arrives in a PoW camp in Italy where his indifference towards captivity alienates the other prisoners. In English and German with subtitles.
Review page 42.
Director Mark Robson (1965, PG)


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Trevor Howard.
Director: Mark Robson

: Songs of Praise

Jonathan Edwards introduces carols by candlelight from Ely Cathedral and David Suchet reads the story of Christmas as more than 1,000 people gather to celebrate. Carols include 0 Little Town of Bethlehem, See amid the Winter's Snow and Once in Royal David's City. BBC SONGS OF PRAISE MAGAZINE:
Christmas issue on sale now. L3.50


Introduces: Jonathan Edwards
Introduces: David Suchet

: Last of the Summer Wine

Variations on a Theme of the Widow Winstanley
Truly tries to find an old classmate and deliver her to Clegg's doorstep in a seasonal special.
Writer Roy Clarke ; Director/Producer Alan JW Bell


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Truly: Frank Thomton
Nora: Kathy Staff
Billy: Keith Clifford
Alvin: Brian Murphy
Billy Ingleton: Norman Wisdom
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Entwistle: Burt Kwouk
Auntie: Jean Alexander
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Tom: Tom Owen
Miss Davenport: Josephine Tewson
Roz: Dora Bryan
Teasdale: Christopher Beeny

: Antiques Roadshow

A return visit to King's College, Cambridge, presents the experts with a papal portrait rescued from a river and rare maps recording the early settlement of America, valued at £10,000. With Michael Aspel. Producer Michele Burgess ; Series editor Simon Shaw
December at 4am Antiques Roadshow: the Next Generation is on Boxing Day at 5.35pm


Unknown: Michael Aspel.
Producer: Michele Burgess
Editor: Simon Shaw

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Regional News
Weather with Darren Bett.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Darren Bett.

: Casualty: Forsaking All Others

It's the day of Abs and Ellen's wedding, but Ellen drops another bombshell.
Casualty @ Holby City is on Boxing Day at 8.30pm.
Writer Emma Frost
More cast on page 86 [web address removed]


Writer: Emma Frost
Producer: Sue Howells
Director: Paul Norton Walker
Maria Siranidis: Anouska Laskowska
Nikos Siranidis: Philip Arditti
Catiina Dawson: Martine Niven
Sol Riggs: Simon Holmes
Patrick: Michael D'Cruze
Wendy Trowbridge: Emily Dormer
Denise: Latoya Leachman
Ruth Abbott: Irma Inniss
Ellen Denham: Georgna Bouzova
Noah Fitch: Jeremy Swift
Sun: Amy Ip
Bobby Grier: Mark Hadfield
Emily Patterson: Jade Davidson
Jane Patterson: Ginita Jiminez
Charlotte: Verity Pearson

: Test the Nation: the National 2004 Test

Anne Robinson and Phillip Schofield quiz the studio audience and the nation on the highs and lows of 2004, from the major headline grabbers to quirkier news stories and popular culture.
Giving their overview of the year's events are BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth and former editor of The Mirror Piers Morgan. Viewers can take part via the red button on the handset, mobile phone or online - or simply play along with pen and paper. The results are revealed at 10.35pm. Series producer Alexandra Henderson www.bbc.co.uk/testthenation


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Sophie Raworth
Producer: Alexandra Henderson

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce.
Weather with Darren Bett. (5)


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Darren Bett.

: Test the Nation: the National 2004 Test

The winners of tonight's quiz revealed.

: Rosemary's Baby

Roman Polanski's disturbing horror movie with John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow as a young couple who move in to a Manhattan apartment and find their elderly neighbours behaving in an increasingly sinister manner. Review page 45.


Unknown: John Cassavetes
Unknown: Mia Farrow
Rosemary: Mia Farrow
Guy: John Cassavetes
Minnie Castevet: Ruth Gordon
Roman: Sidney Blackmer
Hutch: Maurice Evans
Dr Sapirstein: Ralph Bellamy
Terry Fionoffrio: Angela Dorian
Donald Baumgart: Tony Curtis

: The Hearse

Horror starring Trish Van Devere and Joseph Cotten. When Jane Hardy moves into her late aunt's New England mansion, strange things begin to happen. Review page 45.
Director George Bowers (1980, 15)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Trish van Devere
Unknown: Joseph Cotten.
Unknown: Jane Hardy
Director: George Bowers

: BBC News 24

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