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: Breakfast

With Dermot Murnaghan and Natasha Kaplinsky.
Breakfast Briefing at 6.00; weather on the half-hour from 6.15; national and regional news half-hourly from
6.27; plus sport and business.
Editor David Kermode Then The National Lottery Daily Play


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky.
Editor: David Kermode


The Scooby, Scrappy and Yabba-Doo Show Triple bill.
9.20 The Basil Brush Show
Writer Ged Allen
9.50 Donner The reindeer faces an identity crisis.
10.15 The Story of Tracy Beaker The home has a power cut. Writer Abigail Abban Mensah
10.30 SMart ice sculpture.


Unknown: Abigail Abban Mensah

: The Brainiacs.com

Family comedy. When Matt Tyler decides his father is spending too much time at work, he takes over the company, launching his own venture - and changing his family's lives forever. Review page 47.
Director Blair Treu (2000)


Unknown: Matt Tyler
Director: Blair Treu

: Keeping Up Appearances

Hyacinth volunteers Richard to play Father Christmas.
Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Roy Clarke

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather Si

: Cash in the Attic

Can the team help fund a home for some chickens?

: Cool Runnings

Entertaining comedy, based on a true story, starring
John Candy. Failing to qualify forthe
Olympic team but determined to win a medal, sprinter Derice Bannock forms Jamaica's first Olympic bobsled team. Review page 47.
Director Jon Turteltaub (1993, PG)


Unknown: John Candy.
Unknown: Derice Bannock
Director: Jon Turteltaub

: Paulie

Enjoyable comedy adventure starring Gena Rowlands and Tony Shalhoub , about an intelligent talking parrot. Caged in the basement of a research laboratory, Paulie the parrot relates his adventures to a friendlyjanitor. Review page 47. Director John Roberts (1998, U)


Unknown: Gena Rowlands
Unknown: Tony Shalhoub
Director: John Roberts

: Open All Hours

The Man from Down Under. An old admirer of Gladys's shows up, much to Arkwright's dismay Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Roy Clarke

: BBC News

With George Alagiah and Sian Williams. Including a weather summary. www.bbc.co.uk/news


Unknown: George Alagiah
Unknown: Sian Williams.

: Regional news magazines

BBC London News Presented by Emily Maitlis.
EditorCatherineHearne South East Today Presented by Geoff Clark and Beverley Thompson. EditorQuentin smith
Followed by Weather with Alex Deakin.


Presented By: Emily Maitlis.
Presented By: Geoff Clark
Presented By: Beverley Thompson.
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: Holiday

Can Ginny Buckley find the ultimate white Christmas in Finland? And will Nick Snaith pick up some bargain gifts in Cologne at Germany's largest market?
Executive producer Owen Gay; Series producer Jenny Cole


Unknown: Ginny Buckley
Unknown: Nick Snaith

: Real Story with Fiona Bruce

7/7. The high-street bank that's making the season's financial hangover even worse.
Series producer Mike Lewis ; Editor Dave Stanford NOTE: as Real Story is likely to react to news, its topic may change


Producer: Mike Lewis
Editor: Dave Stanford

: EastEnders

After a night in a cell, Paui faces his worst nightmare. Writer Sarah Phelps ; This week's episodes produced and directed by Peter Rose Rptd 10pm BBC3 Cast pages 158/182 Soap & Flannel: page 29


Writer: Sarah Phelps
Director: Peter Rose

: Armageddon

Flashy science-fiction action adventure starring Bruce Willis. When a giant asteroid threatens
Earth's survival, Nasa hatches a plan to drill into the rock and plant a nuclear device that will blow it apart. With time running out, the task of saving mankind falls to ace oil man Harry S Stamper and his band of unlikely heroes. Review page 47.
Director Michael Bay (1998, 15) Videoplus for 8.30-11.30pm (non-PDC)


Unknown: Bruce Willis.
Unknown: Harry S Stamper
Director: Michael Bay
Harry stamper: Bruce Willis
Dan Truman: Billy Bob Thornton
A J Frost: Ben Affleck
Grace Stamper: Liv Tyler
General Kimsey: Keith David
Walter Clark: Chris Ellis
Konaia Quincy: Jason Isaacs
Chick Chapple: Will Patton
Rockhound: Steve Buscemi
Max Lennert: Ken Campbell
Col Sharp: William Fichtner
Co-Pilot Watts: Jessica Steen

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Regional News
Then Weather with Alex Deakin.
BBCi; digital viewers can see 10 o'Clock News Extra from 10.00-10.45


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: Armageddon

Concluding tonight's sci-fi blockbuster.

: Halloween

Director John Carpenter 's seminal horror, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis. Fifteen years after murdering his sister, Michael Myers escapes from a mental institution, and returns home to kill again. Review page 47.


Director: John Carpenter
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Jamie Lee Curtis.
Unknown: Michael Myers
Dr Sam Loomis: Donald Pleasence
Laune Strode: Jamie Lee Curtis
Annie: Nancy Loomis
Lynda: P J Soles
Bracken: Charles Cyphers
Lindsey: Kyle Richards
Tommy: Brian Andrews
Bob: John Michael Graham
Marion: Nancy Stephens

: Twins of Evil

Slick horror starring
Peter Cushing. Frieda and Maria are identical twins who live with their witch-hunting uncle in the shadow of Karnstein Castle, where, legend has it, vampires dwell. Review page 47.
Director John Hough (1971, 15)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Peter Cushing.
Director: John Hough

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes.
Natural World The wildlife of Taiwan.
3.20 Too Close for Comfort 4/6. Advice for a single mother of three forced to sleep on the sofa.
3.50 ONE life Eton and Harrow's Cold War. A group of public school boys swim the English Channel.

: BBC News 24

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