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: Breakfast

With Simon McCoy.


Unknown: Simon McCoy.

: The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show

Angela Rippon's dance routine with Eric and Ernie, a perennial favourite of the Christmas TV Polls, features in this edition, showing uncut.
Elton John, Des O'Connor, John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Kate O'Mara and the Nolans also guest. Director Victor Meredith; Producer Ernest Maxin


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Des O'Connor
Unknown: John Thaw
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Kate O'Mara
Director: Victor Meredith
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Keeping Up Appearances

Hyacinth and Richard enjoy a luxury cruise aboard the QE2. First shown Christmas 1993.
Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Roy Clarke

: BBC News; Weather

Followed by Weather for the Week Ahead

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
For cast see pages 158 and

: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Charming animated musical drama, based on the classic tale by Victor Hugo. In Paris during the Middle Ages the lonely hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame cathedral falls in love with a beautiful gypsy girl. Featuring the voices of Tom Hulce , Demi Moore and Kevin Kline. Review page 65. Director Gary Trousdale , Kirk Wise
(1996. U) Film Highlights: page 39


Unknown: Victor Hugo.
Unknown: Tom Hulce
Unknown: Demi Moore
Unknown: Kevin Kline.
Director: Gary Trousdale
Director: Kirk Wise

: Songs of Praise

Pop impresario Pete Waterman returns to his roots with a 1913-style celebration in Beamish, Durham, finding out what the festive season had to offer people such as his coal-miner grandfather. Carols include In the Bleak Midwinter, 0 Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night and The Sussex Carol.


Unknown: Pete Waterman

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather (SIS

: Final Score

Results roundup.

: The World's Strongest Man

New series 1/6. The Bahamas hosts this year's bicep-rippling brawnathon over the next six days as 12 muscle-men pull trucks, wrestle and squat-lift barrels in a bid for the title. Hosted by John Inverdale.


Unknown: John Inverdale.

: Antiques Roadshow: the Next Generation

A mummified crocodile and a medal for bravery are among the items brought along by junior collectors to Birmingham's Thinktank Museum.

: Strictly Ice Dancing

Six pro-celebrity couples get their skates on in this one-off bid to be crowned king and queen of the ice - what will it take to impress the panel of frosty judges? Presented by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly.
Series producer Gigi Eligoloff ; Executive producer Karen Smith


Presented By: Bruce Forsyth
Presented By: Tess Daly.
Series Producer: Gigi Eligoloff
Executive Producer: Karen Smith

: Celebrity Mastermind

1/2. EastEnders's Ricky Groves, former Tory MP Neil Hamilton, Holby City's Hugh Quarshie (who appears again at 8.30pm) and rugby league hero Martin Offiah field questions on British politics, actor Richard Pryor, British pop music and the Second World War. John Humphrys plays grand inquisitor. More on New Year's Eve at 8.30pm.
Series producer Sally Evans


Unknown: Ricky Groves
Unknown: Neil Hamilton

: EastEnders

A new era begins at the Queen Vic. Writer Liz Coghlan Cast on pages 158 and Repeated at 10pm on BBC3


Writer: Liz Coghlan

: Casualty @ Holby City

1/2. A busy Boxing Day at Holby City Hospital takes a terrifying turn when a fuel tanker careers out of control. Continues on Holiday Tuesday at 8pm.
Producer Belinda Campbell ; Director Michael Offer .
Further cast on page 166


Producer: Belinda Campbell
Director: Michael Offer
Harry Harper: Simon MacCorkindale
Ric Griffin: Hugh Quarshie
Jim Brodie: Maxwell Caulfield
Connie Beauchamp: Amanda Mealing
Josh Griffiths: Ian Bleasdale
Mubbs: Hussein Lanaspinal
Luke Warren: Matthew Wai
Rosie Sattar: Kim Vithanz
Tess Bateman: Suzanne Packe
Donna Jackson: Jaye Jacobs
Bex Reynolds: Sarah Manners
Frank Morgan: John McArdle

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking

Rupert Everett and Ian Hart star as the illustrious detective duo in this dark, atmospheric murder mystery. 1902, London: a dense fog has engulfed the capital - the perfect cover for a deranged killer hell-bent on the murder of society debutantes.
Ideal Holmes: page 26


Writer: Allan Cubitt
Producer: Elinor Day
Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Sherlock Holmes: Rupert Everett
Dr John Watson: Ian Hart
George Pentney: Jonathan Hyde
Mary Pentney: Eleanor David
Mrs Vandeleur: Helen McCrory
Inspector Lestrade: Neil Dudgeon
Hugo Massingham: Julian Wadham
Judith: Penny Downie
Roberta: Perdita Weeks
Charles: Michael Fassbender
Imogen: Rachel Hurd-Wood
Lady Helhoughton: Christine Kavanagh
Georgina: Jenny Moule
Miranda: Tamsin Egerton
Mrs Hudson: Anne Carroll
Bates: John Cunningham
Bilney: Guy Henry
Dunwoody: Nicholas Palliser

: BBC News

With Sophie Raworth.
Weather with Darren Bett.


Newsreader: Sophie Raworth
Weather presenter: Darren Bett

: Match of the Day

Highlights of the London derby between Arsenal and Fulham, plus Chelsea at home to Aston Villa, Manchester United v Bolton and Newcastle away to Blackburn. Introduced by Gary Lineker. Producer Phil Bigwood : Editor Paul Armstrong
Repeated tomorrow at 9am More from Match of the Day on Holiday Tuesday at 11.20pm


Introduced By: Gary Lineker.
Producer: Phil Bigwood
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: Steptoe and Son Ride Again

Threadbare comedy with Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. The duo buy a replacement carthorse. Review page 66. Director Peter Sykes (1973, PG)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H Corbett.
Director: Peter Sykes

: BBC News 24

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