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: Breakfast

With Dermot Murnaghan and Susanna Reid. Then The National Lottery Daily Play


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Susanna Reid.


Rugrats 1/2. Seasonal infantile fun. Concludes 9.50am.
9.25 The Basil Brush Show Basil aims to have a traditional Christmas.
Writer Ged Allen
9.50 Rugrats 2/2. The Christmas tale concludes.
10.15 The Story of Tracy Beaker
10.30 Get Your Own Back Dick and Domgetgunged.
10.55 Looney Tunes

: Prince Valiant

Fantasy action adventure with Stephen Moyer , Edwar
- Fox and Joanna Lumley.
When the villainous Morgan L Fey joins forces with a Viking tyrant in a plot against her brother King Arthur, the fate of the kingdom lies in the hands of Prince Valiant. Review page 5L Director Anthony Hickox (1997, PG)


Unknown: Stephen Moyer
Unknown: Joanna Lumley.
Director: Anthony Hickox

: Keeping Up Appearances

Richard is less than impressed with his birthday present.
Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Roy Clarke

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Cash in the Attic

Can a brother and sister's hidden treasures raise £1,000 for a new hallway carpet?

: The Prince of Egypt

**** Impressive animated adaptation of the biblical story, featuring the voices of Val Kilmer and Ralph Fiennes. Rescued by the Queen of Egypt, abandoned baby Moses is raised a prince. Years later, he discovers he is the child of Hebrew slaves, / and sets out to free his people/ Review page 51.
Directors Brenda Chapman. Stephen Hicknet Simon Wells (1998. U)


Unknown: Val Kilmer
Unknown: Ralph Fiennes.
Directors: Brenda Chapman.
Directors: Stephen Hicknet
Directors: Simon Wells

: Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War

Comedy drama.
Pauline Collins stars as a widow who rebels against the repressive regime in a suburban rest home. Review page 51.
Director Ian Sharp (2000, 12)


Thelma Caldicot: Pauline Collins
Director: Ian Sharp

: Open All Hoursl

Soulmate Wanted. Granville advertises for female company. Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Roy Clarke

: BBC News

With George Alagiah and Sophie Raworth. Including weather.


Unknown: George Alagiah
Unknown: Sophie Raworth.

: Regional news magazine

Then Weather with John Hammond.


Unknown: John Hammond.

: Weakest Link - Comedy Special

Comics Eddie Large , lain Lee, Jim Bowen , Scott Capuro , Ted Robbins , Jim Tavare ,
Bernard Manning , Julia Morris and Arabella Weir face the wrath of question mistress Anne Robinson.
A Panto Special is on Christmas Eve at 5.'50pm. Producer James Baker : Series producer Andy Rowe


Unknown: Eddie Large
Unknown: Jim Bowen
Unknown: Scott Capuro
Unknown: Ted Robbins
Unknown: Jim Tavare
Unknown: Bernard Manning
Unknown: Julia Morris
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Anne Robinson.
Producer: James Baker
Producer: Andy Rowe

: The National Lottery - Midweek Draws

Lotto, Lotto Extra and Thunderball draws.

: Strictly Come Dancing

Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole -the winners of series one of the ballroom challenge - go head-to-head with one of the top couples from series two. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly host. Results at 10pm. Director Alex Rudzinski ; Series producer Izzie Pick Strictly Ice Dancing is on Boxing Day at 6.30pm


Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky
Unknown: Brendan Cole
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Tess Daly
Director: Alex Rudzinski

: What Not to Wear Dresses Up

What does it feel like to be ambushed by Trinny and Susannah? Just ask revellers at a corporate
Christmas bash, who step inside the style gurus'
360-degree mirror for a top-to-toe transformation. Plus, can the duo address the evening-wear foibles of talk show queen Trisha Goddard ?
Producer Per Eric Hawthorne : Series prod Undsay Shapero The style gurus guest on Top Gear on BBC2 at 8.30pm on Boxing Day


Unknown: Trisha Goddard
Unknown: Eric Hawthorne
Unknown: Undsay Shapero

: Strictly Come Dancing

The results of the celebrity dance-off.

: BBC News

Latest reports. Regional News
Then Weather with John Hammond.
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: John Hammond.

: Imagine ...

5/5. Tony Pappano - a Year at the Opera. Will the staging of Wagner's Ring Cycle provide a fitting climax to Antonio Pappano 's critically acclaimed first year as music director of the Royal Opera
House? Alan Yentob follows the Italian conductor as he works on the opera and his many other projects, and charts Pappano's distinguished musical career. A new series starts next June.
Producer David Thompson : Senes producer Ian MacMillan


Unknown: Antonio Pappano
Unknown: Alan Yentob
Producer: David Thompson
Producer: Ian MacMillan

: Film 2004 Films of the Year with Jonathan Ross

What was the best film of 2004? Jonathan Ross reveals the result of the viewers' poll as well as the thoughts of the stars. What did Pierce Brosnan, Hugh Grant, Tom Hanks and Renee Zellweger pick? Producer Hans Petch : Series producer Tom Webber


Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Renee Zellweger
Producer: Hans Petch

: The Omen

Richard Donner 's acclaimed horror starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick. A series of mysterious deaths leads the parents of an adopted boy to suspect their son has supernatural powers. Review page 53.


Unknown: Richard Donner
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Lee Remick.

: The Horror of Frankenstein

Ineffectual horror starring Ralph Bates and featuring David Prowse.
Young Victor Frankenstein continues his father's experiments in creating life. Review page 53.
Director Jimmy Sangster (1970.12) Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Ralph Bates
Unknown: David Prowse.
Unknown: Victor Frankenstein
Director: Jimmy Sangster

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes.
Full On Food Christmas Special Keith Royd advises on preparing a stress-free Christmas meal.
4.30 A Year at Kew 12/12. The Orchid Festival.


Unknown: Keith Royd

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