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: Breakfast


Presenter: Simon McCoy

: CBBC: Top of the Pops Saturday

Music from Britney Spears, McFly, Girls Aloud, Busted, and The Black Eyed Peas, and highlights of 2004.
Repeated at 6pm on CBBC channel


Presenter: Fearne Cotton
Presenter: Sam Nixon
Presenter: Mark Rhodes
Singer: Britney Spears
Musicians: McFly
Singers: Girls Aloud
Musicians: Busted
Musicians: The Black Eyed Peas
Director: Paul Giddings
Producer: Christina Brown

: The Return of Jafar

Animated adventure sequel to Aladdin. When evil sorcerer Jafar escapes from his prison inside a magic lamp, it's up to Aladdin and his friends to thwart the villain's schemes. Review page 49.
(1994, U)


Director: Toby Shelton
Director: Tad Stones
Director: Alan Zaslove
[Voice] Director: Ginny McSwain

: Robin Hood

Disney's delightful animated version of the classic legend, with animals taking the roles of the characters. Review page 49.
(1973, U)


Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

: Jack Frost

A magical young boy outwits some nasty goblins in this animation. Hugh Laurie narrates. Shown on Christmas Day.


Narrator: Hugh Laurie

: News; Weather

: Happy New Year

Dr Rowan Williams reflects on 2004. Shown yesterday on BBC2.


Speaker: Dr Rowan Williams

: World Darts Interactive

Ray Stubbs previews coverage of the World championships, which starts on BBC2 at 6.30pm. BBCi: digital viewers press the red button for an extended 30-minute programme


Unknown: Ray Stubbs

: Football Focus

Manish Bhasin and guests preview today's packed Premiership programme, including Chelsea's trip to Liverpool and Arsenal's derby at Charlton.


Presenter: Manish Bhasin

: Uncle Buck

Comedy starring John Candy and Macaulay Culkin. A carefree bachelor has his work cut out taking care of his young nephew and nieces. Review page 49.


Buck Russell: John Candy
Miles Russell: Macaulay Culkin
Director: John Hughes

: Antz

Charming computer-animated fantasy, featuring the voices of Woody Allen , Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman. A neurotic worker ant becomes involved in the sinister plans of a power-mad general. Review page 49. Directors Eric Darnell and Tim Johnson 1998, PG) Film Highlights: page 46


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Sharon Stone
Unknown: Gene Hackman.
Directors: Eric Darnell
Directors: Tim Johnson

: Final Score

Results round-up.

: The World's Strongest Man

6/6. Pulling a truck and carrying a fridge are just two of the tasks facing the six finalists. With John Inverdale and former titleholder Jamie Reeves.


Presenter: John Inverdale
Presenter: Jamie Reeves
Director: Claire Popplewell
Producer: Will Clough

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Regional News
Weather with Alex Deakin.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: Celebrate the Sound of Music

The best-loved musical of all time gets a makeover as a host of stars provide their takes on the songs. Plus the story of the real Von Trapp family, and interviews with the surviving members. Graham Norton hosts.
Director John L Spencer
Producers Sarah Proctor and Andrew Wightman
The hills are still alive: page 24; Did you know: page 57


Presenter: Graham Norton
Director: John L Spencer
Producer: Sarah Proctor
Producer: Andrew Wightman

: The National Lottery - Wright around the World

Members of the public vie for a round-the-world trip. Ian Wright hosts, while Blue perform their new single.


Presenter: Ian Wright
Guests: Blue
Director: John L Spencer
Series Producer: Suzy Lamb

: Casualty

Secrets That We Keep.
In the early hours of New Year's Day, the staff struggle to accept recent tragic events.
Writer David Robertson; Producer Alex Perrin
Director Chris Lovett
[website address removed]


Writer: David Robertson
Producer: Alex Perrin
Director: Chris Lovett
Comfort Newton: Martina Laird
Tess Bateman: Suzanne Packer
Selena Donovan: Elizabeth Carling
Harry Harper: Simon MacCorkindale
Abs: James Redmond
Ellen Denham: Georgina Bouzova
Nina Farr: Rebekah Gibbs
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Claire Guildford: Leanne Wilson
Guppy: Elyes Gabel
Josh Griffiths: Ian Bleasdale
Luke Warren: Matthew Wait
Bex Reynolds: Sarah Manners
Sam Bateman: Luke Bailey
Woody: Will Thorp
Mandy Clarkeson: Joanne Redman
Malcolm Jessop: Jim Dunk
Beth Mather: Flaminia Cinque
Brian Mather: Ralph Bolland
Meg Collins: Claire Cage
Ian Preston: Oliver de la Fosse
Tony Preston: Steve Weston
Carol Preston: Susie Brann
Kevin Derridge: Alex Cordery
Terry Daniels: James Albrecht
Jason: Alex Stedman

: The Vicar of Dibley: Happy New Year

Geraldine decides to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Live Aid, rather than her birthday, in the second of two seasonal comedy specials.


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Director: Martin Dennis
Producer: Philippa Catt
Geraldine Granger: Dawn French
David Horton: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Horton: James Fleet
Alice Horton: Emma Chambers
Frank Pickle: John Bluthal
Jim Trott: Trevor Peacock
Owen Newitt: Roger Lloyd Pack

: The Murder Room

Martin Shaw reprises his role as PD James 's taciturn, intellectual policeman, Adam Dalgliesh.
1/2. What's the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville? Concludes tomorrow at 9pm. For cast see tomorrow Alison Graham on the case of the many mysteries: page 57 One final question with Martin Shaw : page


Unknown: Martin Shaw
Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Adam Dalgliesh.
Unknown: Alison Graham
Unknown: Martin Shaw

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards.
Weather with Alex Deakin. <s)
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: Match of the Day

All 20 Premiership clubs were in action today. Among the potential highlights are Chelsea's trip to Liverpool, Arsenal's London derby at Charlton, and Manchester United's visit to Middlesbrough. With Gary Lineker. Another edition on Tuesday at 10.35pm.
Repeated tomorrow at 8.10am www.bbc.co.uk/motd


Unknown: Gary Lineker.

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Comedy directed by and starring Gene Wilder.
Sigerson Holmes sets out to solve one of his eminent brother's cases.
Review page 50.
(1975, PG)
Followed by Weatherview


Director: Gene Wilder
Sigerson Holmes: Gene Wilder

: BBC News 24

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