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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Maxine Mawhinney. Then The National Lottery Daily Play


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Maxine Mawhinney.


Arthur Christmas Special The aardvark worries that Christmas will be less than perfect.
10.00 Sleeping Beauty Uncovered
CBBC's panto from 2003 featuring. among others. Fearne Cotton,
Ortis, Angellica Bell , Simon Thomas and Dick and Dom. Writers Ben Ward and Richard Webb


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb

: Russkies

Cold War comedy drama. A Russian sailor is shipwrecked when a storm hits his ship (of the coast of Florida. He's discovered by three children, who begin to realise that not all Russians are comic-book villains. Review page 56. Director Rick Rosenthal (1987. PG)


Director: Rick Rosenthal

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Casper

Winning supernatural comedy drama starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty and Eric Idle.
A wicked heiress wants to rid the haunted house she has inherited from its ghostly tenants.
(1995, PG)
Review page 56.


Director: Brad Silberling
[Actor]: Christina Ricci
[Actor]: Bill Pullman
[Actor]: Cathy Moriarty
[Actor]: Eric Idle

: Babe

- Enchanting fantasy comedy starring James Cromwell.
Ophaned pig Babe is raised on a farm by the sheepdog Fly. Although he is destined for the dinner table, Babe stuns Farmer Hoggett and his fellow farmyard animals when he shows talent as a "sheep-pig". Review page 56. Director Chris Noonan (1995, U)
Babe: Pig in the City is on Holiday Tuesday at 1.40pm


Unknown: James Cromwell.
Director: Chris Noonan

: The Princess Diaries

comedy, based on the teen novel by Meg Cabot , starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway. Fifteen-year-old Mia is surprised to learn of her late father's royal lineage - and that she is princess of a European kingdom. Review page 56. Director Garry Marshall (2001, U)
Film Highlights: page 37


Novel By: Meg Cabot
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Anne Hathaway.
Director: Garry Marshall

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Weakest Link - Pantomime Special

Will Anne Robinson get booed as she aims her acid tongue at panto actors such as Alvin Stardust and Joe Pasquale ? More on Boxing Day at 2.30pm BBC2. Producer James Baker ; Series producer Andy Rowe Anne Robinson presents Outtake TV at 8.30pm


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Unknown: Alvin Stardust
Unknown: Joe Pasquale
Producer: James Baker
Producer: Andy Rowe
Producer: Anne Robinson

: Shrek

Oscar-winning animated fantasy comedy.
In order to evict a band of homeless fairy-tale characters from his swamp, grumpy green ogre Shrek must rescue Princess Fiona from her tower.
(2001, U)
Review page 56.
Film Highlights: page 36


Director: Andrew Adamson
Director: Vicky Jenson
Shrek: Mike Myers
Blind Mouse: Mike Myers
Donkey: Eddie Murphy
Princess Fiona: Cameron Diaz
Lord Farquaad: John Lithgow
Monsieur Hood: Vincent Cassel
Ogre Hunter: Peter Dennis
Old Woman: Kathleen Freeman

: EastEnders

Den has an important announcement to make. Writer Shaun Duggan For cast see P158/182 Rptd at 10.30pm on BBC3 Omnibus on Boxing Day at 11.15am


Writer: Shaun Duggan

: Outtake TV - Christmas Special

Anne Robinson peruses a set of hilarious blunders.
See also Three Outtakes on Christmas Day at 1.30am on BBC3.


Presenter: Anne Robinson
Director: John L Spencer
Producer: Helen Tumbridge

: My Family Christmas Special: Glad Tidings We Bring

By Andrea Solomons.
Christmas for Susan means the ideal opportunity to take control of Ben in this seasonal episode of the ratings-winning sitcom.


Writer: Andrea Solomons
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: John Bartlett
Ben: Robert Lindsay
Susan: Zoe Wanamaker
Nick: Kris Marshall
Janey: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael: Gabriel Thomson
Abi: Siobhan Hayes
Roger: Keiron Self
Ches: Danny Webb
Grace: Rosemary Leach
Ches senior: Freddie Davies
Edie: Edna Dore
Hubert: Alex Dawson
Molly: Verity-Jane Dearsley
Nige: Michael Mears
Nev: Peter Heppelthwaite
Marina: Cressida Whyte

: The National Lottery Draws

The Lotto, Lotto Extra and Thunderball draws.

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Weather With Darren Bett


Newscaster: Fiona Bruce
Weather presenter: Darren Bett

: Christmas Eve with Jonathan Ross

Culinary guru Delia Smith dispenses some timely advice for the yuletide cooking marathon, while actor Rupert Everett discusses his starring role in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk
Stocking, which airs on Boxing Day 9.25pm.
Jonathan returns next March with a new series.
Producer Suzi Aplin ; Executive producer Addison Cresswell
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Rupert Everett
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Producer: Suzi Aplin
Producer: Addison Cresswell

: The Royle Family at Christmas

Bloated with turkey, the clan gather round the TV in this festive episode of the classic sitcom from 2000. Writers Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash ; Director Caroline Aherne Producer Kenton Allen


Unknown: Caroline Aherne
Unknown: Craig Cash
Director: Caroline Aherne
Producer: Kenton Allen

: Midnight Mass

A live celebration of the birth of Jesus from St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral in Southwark, south London. The service is led by the Most Rev Kevin McDonald , Archbishop of Southwark. Music features the Mass Setting by Joseph Langlais , while carols include Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. Producer R Medwyn Hughes; Exec producer Hugh Faupel


Unknown: Kevin McDonald
Unknown: Joseph Langlais
Producer: Hugh Faupel

: Steptoe and Son

Feature-length version of the hit TV comedy about two rag-and-bone men, starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.
Harold gets engaged to a stripper.
(1972, PG)
Review page 59.
Steptoe and Son Ride Again is on Boxing Day at 1am.
Followed by Weatherview.


[Actor]: Wilfrid Brambell
[Actor]: Harry H Corbett
Director: Cliff Owen

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