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: BBC News 24

: Breakfast

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


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Susanna Reid.


Woody Woodpecker

9.20 The Basil Brush Show
Writer Peter Cocks

9.45 The Christmas Orange
Young Anton wakes to find that Santa has left him one present - an orange.
(Repeated at 12.25pm on Christmas Day on CBBC Channel)

10.10 The UK Top 40: CBBC Viewers' Vote
The favourite 40 singles of the year as voted for by viewers.
(Repeated on Tuesday 28 December at 11.45am on CBBC Channel)

11.00 Looney Tunes


Writer (The Basil Brush Show): Peter Cocks

: The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina

Animated musical adventure featuring the voices of Jennifer Love Hewitt and Elijah Wood. Thumbelina, for years a captive in a travelling circus, has no memory of her past. But all that is set to change after she escapes. Review page 53. Director Glenn Chaika (2002, U)


Unknown: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Unknown: Elijah Wood
Director: Glenn Chaika

: Keeping Up Appearances

Hyacinth hears that Emmet is rehearsing a musical.
Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Roy Clarke

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Cash In the Attic

Contestants try to raise money to pass a driving test.


Blue Peter Christmas Show
The fourth candle on the Advent crown is lit, carols are sung and Konnie, Matt, Liz and Simon welcome new presenter Zoe Salmon


Presenter: Konnie Huq
Presenter: Simon Thomas
Presenter: Matt Baker
Presenter: Liz Barker
Presenter: Zoe Salmon

: Wild Grizzly

Old-fashioned adventure. A reserved teenager attempts to discover the reasons behind a grizzly bear's violent behaviour in a small community. Review page 55. Director Sean McNamara (1999)


Director: Sean McNamara

: Father of the Bride Part 2

Comedy starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.

George Banks is plunged into crisis by news that he is soon to become a grandfather.
Review page 55. (1995, PG)


George Banks: Steve Martin
[Actress]: Diane Keaton
Director: Charles Shyer

: BBC News

With George Alagiah and Sophie Raworth. Including a weather summary.


Unknown: George Alagiah
Unknown: Sophie Raworth.

: Regional news magazine

Then Weather with John Hammond.


Unknown: John Hammond.

: A Question of Sport

Bradley Walsh , Craig Doyle , Ralf Little and Martin Kemp join Sue Barker for a special edition of the show. Plus a special guest appearance by Johnny Vegas. Producer Gareth Edwards : Series producer Sally Evans A Question of Sport - the Glory Years on Weds 29 December at 6.30pm


Unknown: Bradley Walsh
Unknown: Craig Doyle
Unknown: Ralf Little
Unknown: Martin Kemp
Unknown: Sue Barker
Unknown: Johnny Vegas.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Producer: Sally Evans

: EastEnders

Patrick pleads with Paul not to let his life spiral out of control. Sam prepares to face Phil.
EastEnders Christmas Party follows at 8pm.
Writer Sarah Phelps This week's episodes produced and directed by Peter Rose Cast on pages 158 and Repeated at 10pm on BBC3


Unknown: Sarah Phelps
Directed By: Peter Rose

: EastEnders Christmas Party

Dickens is the theme as celebrities, including Kelly Holmes , join the cast for a party of singing and merriment with the regulars in Albert Square. With music from McFly and Lemar. Hosted by Shane Richie. Producers Sarah Gibbs and Andrew Wightman
Repeated at 10.30pm on BBC
Dreaming of a right knees-up: page 29


Unknown: Kelly Holmes
Unknown: Albert Square.
Unknown: Shane Richie.
Producers: Sarah Gibbs
Producers: Andrew Wightman

: Only Fools and Horses: Sleepless in Peckham

It's Christmas 2003 and with Cassandra about to give birth, the Trotters face eviction from Nelson Mandela house.
(More at 7.30pm on Wednesday 29 December) (R) (S) (AD)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow

: Little Britain

4/6. Dr Lawrence watches Anne take part in a theatre production, and Emily and Florence go to the ballet as BBC1's re-edited parade of comic freakishness, formerly on BBC3, continues.
With Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Anthony Head and Geraldine James - plus strong language.
Director Matt Lipsey; Producer Geoff Posner

BBCi: features available via the red button, including footage from series one, introductions to new characters and star interviews


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Anthony Head
Unknown: Geraldine James
Director: Matt Lipsey
Producer: Geoff Posner

: BBC News

The latest reports. Regional News
Then Weather with John Hammond.


Unknown: John Hammond.

: Footloose

Musical drama starring Kevin Bacon , Lori Singer and John Lithgow. Chicago teenager Ren MacCormack is not the kind of person they welcome in rural Bomont, a town where dancing, rock 'n' roll and certain books are banned. But when you "gotta dance" you don't mind shaking things up a little. Review page 55.
Director Herbert Ross (1984.15) 42447i


Unknown: Kevin Bacon
Unknown: Lori Singer
Unknown: John Lithgow. Chicago
Unknown: Ren MacCormacK
Director: Herbert Ross
Ren MacCormack: Kevin Bacon
Ariel Moore: Lori Singer
Reverend Moore: John Lithgow
Vi Moore: Dianne Wiest
Willard: Christopher Penn
Rusty Sarah: Jessica Parker
Woody: John Laughlin
Wendy Jo: Elizabeth Gorcev

: The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

Martial arts horror starring Peter Cushing.
Vampire hunter Professor Van Helsing sets off to China to try and liberate a village from the curse of the undead. Review page 55.
Director Roy Ward Baker (1974, 18) Followed by Skiing Weather


Unknown: Peter Cushing.
Unknown: Professor van Helsing
Director: Roy Ward Baker

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes.
Watchdog Shown on Tuesday at 7pm
3.00 Massive Nature 4/6. Following the migration of salmon back to their birthplace in Alaska.
3.30 Wildlife on One 4/10. An insight into the day-to-day lives of cephalopods.
4.00 Antiques Roadshow Shown Sunday at 6.45pm

: BBC News 24

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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