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: Breakfast

With Dermot Murnaghan and Natasha Kaplinsky. Then The National Lottery Dally Play


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky.


The Woody Woodpecker Show
A festive triple bill.

9.20 The Basil Brush Show

9.45 Second Star to the Left
Hugh Laurie, Barbara Windsor and Mark Williams voice the animation.
Repeated on Christmas Day on CBBC channel

10.15 The Story of Tracy Beaker
A difficult day looms.

10.30 Taz-Mania


Writer (The Basil Brush Show): Sandi Toksvig
Voice (Second Star to the Left): Hugh Laurie
Voice (Second Star to the Left): Barbara Windsor
Voice (Second Star to the Left): Mark Williams

: D2: the Mighty Ducks

** Ice hockey comedy starring Emilio Estevez. "rainer Gordon Bombay reforms his renegade players. But while they take on a ruthless Icelandic team, the coach is preoccupied with sponsorship. Review page 48.
Director Sam Weisman (1994, U)


Unknown: Emilio Estevez.
Unknown: Gordon Bombay
Director: Sam Weisman

: Keeping Up ] Appearances

A Riverside Picnic. An outing doesn't go as planned. '
Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Riverside Picnic.
Unknown: Roy Clarke

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Cash in the Attic

The team try to raise £1,000 to restore a garden.

: Muppet Treasure Island

**** Billy Connolly and Jennifer Saunders guest in a comic musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson 's tale. Jim Hawkins and chums think their dreams of adventure have been answered when they are left the map to Captain Flint's treasure. Review page 48.
Director Brian Henson (1996, U)


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Jim Hawkins
Director: Brian Henson

: Remember the Titans

★★★ Denzel Washington and Will Patton star in an smotional drama based on a true story. Virginia, 1971: when a new coach tries to forge a mixed-race high-school football team, he faces widespread opposition. Review page 48. Director Boaz Yakin (2000. PG)


Unknown: Denzel Washington
Unknown: Will Patton
Director: Boaz Yakin

: Open All Hours

The Cool Cocoa Tin Lids
Granville tries to improve his image while Arkwright sets his sights on advertising.
Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Roy Clarke

: BBC News

Presented by George Alagiah and Sophie Raworth. Including a weather summary.


Presented By: George Alagiah
Presented By: Sophie Raworth.

: Regional news magazine (5)

Followed by Weather with Alex Deakin.


Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: Watchdog

The consumer affairs show with Nicky Campbell. Editor Doug Carnegie ; Executive producer Lisa Ausden


Unknown: Nicky Campbell.
Editor: Doug Carnegie
Producer: Lisa Ausden

: EastEnders

Sam makes Den an offer he can't refuse.
Writer Sarah Phelps Cast on pages 152 and Repeated at 10pm on BBC3

: Holby City

Elf and Happiness. Tricia springs a surprise on Maggie, while Mubbs trys to win back Rosie.
Writer Julia Wall ; Producer Roberto Troni ; Director Fraser MacDonald www.bbc.co.uk/holby See also Casualty Holby City on Boxing Day at 8.30pm


Unknown: Julia Wall
Producer: Roberto Troni
Director: Fraser MacDonald
Ric Griffin: Hugh Quarshie
Diane Lloyd: Patricia Potter
Connie Beauchamp: Amanda Mealing
Will Curtis: Noah Huntley
ChrissieWilliams: Tina Hobley
Owen Davis: Mark Moraghan
Mubbs: Hussein Lanaspinall
Rosie Sattar: Kim Vithana
Jess Griffin: Verona Joseph
Tricia Williams: Sharon Maughan
Donna Jackson: Jaye Jacobs
Mickie Hendrie: Kelly Adams
Sean Thompson: Chinna Wodu
Maggie Thornton: Samantha Beckinsale
Sylvia Wheeler: Doreen Mantle
Steven Thomton: Paul Venables
Joe Paynter: Nicholas Sidi
Lucy Collins: Leandra Lawrence
Ben Watts: Jamie Michie
Kasim Hussein: Albert Moses
Tanzeela Hussein: Ursula Mohan

: Cops, Robbers & Videotape

Cracking down on hardcore offenders, police in Burnley, Lancashire, have put a new plain clothes squad into force. Contains strong language.
Director Marc Sigsworth ; Executive producer Matt Holden


Director: Marc Sigsworth
Producer: Matt Holden

: BBC News

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


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: Someone to Watch over Me

6/6. Social worker Jo has to work with a father who the police believe may have shaken his baby so violently that he could die, while crisis hits the duty team of North Bristol. Narrated byZoe Wanamaker. With strong language and sensitive subject matter. Series producer Sarah Johnson ; Executive producer Julian Mercer WEBSITE: open2.net Helpline: [number removed]


Producer: Sarah Johnson
Producer: Julian Mercer

: Witness

Impressive romantic thriller starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. Tough cop John Book is assigned to protect Rachel Lapp and her son, members of the reclusive Amish community. Review page 48.
Director Peter Weir (1985, 15)


Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Kelly McGillis.
Unknown: John Book
Unknown: Rachel Lapp
Director: Peter Weir
John Book: Harrison Ford
Rachel Lapp: Kelly McGillis
Deputy Commissioner Schaeffer: Josef Sommer
Samuel Lapp: Lukas Haas
Eli Lapp: Jan Rubes
Daniel Hochleitner: Alexander Godunov

: The Satanic Rites of Dracula

Horror with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Dracula plans world domination. Review page 50.
Director Alan Gibson (1973, 18) Peter Cushing also stars in The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires on Thursday 23 December at lam
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Peter Cushing.
Director: Alan Gibson
Director: Peter Cushing

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes.
See Hear Shown Saturday at 11.45am on BBC2
3.20 Family Contract 1/6. Bickering families are helped to sort out their disputes by a therapist.
4.20 Seemed like a Good Idea at the Time 3/6. Should
William Hague have worn a baseball cap?


Unknown: William Hague

: BBC News 24

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