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: Breakfast

With Bill Turnbull.


Unknown: Bill Turnbull.


The Tale of Jack Frost
An enchanting animation, narrated by Hugh Laurie
A little boy with snow-white skin is named Jack Frost by forest animals because if his magic powers. But goblins plan to steal Jack's special abilities.
(Rptd 11am CBBC Channel)
Have Your Say on .. page 196

9.30 What's New Scooby-Doo?
A snow fiend is at large.


Narrator (The Tale of Jack Frost): Hugh Laurie

: Crackers for Christmas!

A live service from Coventry. Featured carols include See Him Lying on a Bed of Straw and 0 Come, All Ye Faithful. Director John Kirby ; Producer
David Taviner


Director: John Kirby
Producer: David Taviner

: Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Entertaining Disney animated adventure, featuring the voice of Robin Williams. Young Aladdin is drawn into a perilous quest to find his long lost father. Review page 6L
(1996, U)


[Voice actor]: Robin Williams
Director: Tad Stones

: Santa Claus

Seasonal comedy starring Dudley Moore as one of Santa's elves, who heads for New York. Review page 61. Director Jeannot Szwarc (1985, U)


Unknown: Dudley Moore
Director: Jeannot Szwarc

: News; Weather

: Top of the Pops Christmas Special

With Kylie, Robbie Williams, Destiny's Child and Anastacia. Plus the Christmas number one. [web address removed]


Producer: Sally Wood
Executive Producer: Andi Peters

: The Queen

Her Majesty addresses the nation and Commonwealth.

: Dear Father Christmas

McFly, Rio Ferdinand and Sir Cliff Richard are among the stars helping Dale Winton and Father Christmas to make children's festive dreams and wishes come true.


Unknown: Rio Ferdinand
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Dale Winton

: 102 Dalmatians

Enchanting comedy sequel starring Glenn Close. Cruella de Vil teams up with a French designer to create a dalmatian-puppy coat. Review page 61.
Director Kevin Lima (2000, U)


Unknown: Glenn Close.
Director: Kevin Lima
Cruella De Vil: Glenn Close
Kevin: Loan Gruffudd
Chloe: Alice Evans
Alonso: Tim McLnnerny
Mr Torte: Ian Richardson

: News; Weather

: The Big Impression Christmas Special

Colin Firth, Renee Zellweger, Kelly Holmes, Rebecca Loos and Dirty Den join Posh and Becks as targets for Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. Director Angte de Chastelai Smith ; Producer Henry Klejdys [S)


Impressionist: Alistair McGowan
Impressionist: Ronni Ancona.
Director: Angte de Chastelai Smith
Producer: Henry Klejdys

: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Hugely entertaining fantasy adventure.
Harry Potter lives a miserable existence - until he learns he's the orphaned son of wizards. Offered a place at a boarding school for wizards, he soon starts a new life filled with fantasy. Review page 61. (2001, PG) Film Highlights: page 38 ****


Director: Chris Columbus
Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe
Ron Weasley: Rupert Grint
Hermione: Emma Watson
Hagrid: Robbie Coltrane
McGonagall: Maggie Smith
Snape: Alan Rickman
Dumbledore: Richard Harris
Uncle Vemon: Richard Griffiths
Aunt Petunia: Fiona Shaw
Nearly Headless Nick: John Cleese
Madame Hooch: Zoe Wanamaker
Quirrell: Ian Hart
Mr Ollivander: John Hurt
Mrs Weasley: Julie Walters

: EastEnders

The Watts family gathers for Christmas but dinner doesn't go to plan. Two people bid farewell.
Writers Deborah Cook and Simon Ashdown Cast on pages and 182 Repeated at 10.30pm on BBC3


Writer: Deborah Cook
Writer: Simon Ashdown

: The Vicar of Dibley

Merry Christmas. The villagers mark ten years since Geraldine's arrival. Model Rachel Hunter guests. There's another edition on New Year's Day.
Writers Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer
Director Martin Dennis ; Producer Philippa Catt Back in black: page 12


Unknown: Rachel Hunter
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Director: Martin Dennis
Producer: Philippa Catt
Geraldine: Dawn French
David: Gary Waldhom
Hugo: James Fleet
Alice: Emma Chambers
Frank: John Bluthal
Jim: Trevor Peacock
Owen: Roger Lioyd Pack
Rachel: Hunter Herself

: BBC News

With Darren Jordon.
Weather with Darren Bett.


Unknown: Darren Jordon.
Unknown: Darren Bett.

: Absolutely Fabulous Christmas Special

Eddy uses regression therapy for inspiration when she decides to redecorate the kitchen.

The Bolly and the ivy: page 14


Writer: Jennifer Saunders
Producer: Jo Sargent
Director: Ed Bye
Edina: Jennifer Saunders
Patsy: Joanna Lumley
Saffy: Julia Sawalha
Mother: June Whitfield
Bubble: Jane Horrocks
Bettina: Miranda Richardson
Max: Patrick Barlow
Therapist: Laurie Metcalf
Kunz: Nathan Lane
Sir Terence Conran: Himself
Bo: Mo Gaffney
Marshall: Chris Ryan
Catriona: Helen Lederer
Fleur: Harriet Thorpe

: Before They Were Famous VIII

Wayne Rooney , Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Timberlake are among the stars featured in footage they'd really rather forget. With Angus Deayton.
Producer Helen Tumbridge ; Exec producer Caroline Wright


Unknown: Wayne Rooney
Unknown: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Unknown: Justin Timberlake
Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Producer: Helen Tumbridge
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Out of Sight

Sizzling romantic crime drama with George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.
After bank robber Jack Foley encounters US Marshal Karen Sisco in a prison break, their mutual attraction means they're fated to meet again. Review page 62. Director Steven Soderbergh (1998, 15)


Unknown: George Clooney
Unknown: Jennifer Lopez.
Unknown: Jack Foley
Unknown: Karen Sisco
Director: Steven Soderbergh

: On Christmas Night

A carol at Ely Cathedral as David Suchet tells the story of the birth of Jesus. Director David Taviner ; Executive producer Hugh Faupei


Unknown: David Suchet
Director: David Taviner
Producer: Hugh Faupei

: Young Frankenstein

Inspired horror spoof with Gene Wilder. Frederick Frankenstein goes to Transylvania to get a family legacy. Review page 62. Director Mel Brooks (1974.15) (BW)
Followed by Weathervlew


Unknown: Gene Wilder.
Unknown: Frederick Frankenstein
Director: Mel Brooks

: Christmas Eve with Jonathan Ross

Delia Smith and Rupert Everett guest. Shown yesterday 10.10pm


Unknown: Rupert Everett

: BBC News 24

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