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: Breakfast

With Dermot Murnaghan and Sian Williams.


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Sian Williams.

: Missing

8/10. What became of a hairdresser and a gardener?

: Homes under the Hammer

Today's lot: two plots of land in Devon, a Norfolk shop and an old house in Newcastle. (5) Followed by News; Weather

: Trading Up

A Birmingham home won't sell for love or money. Do the designers have the Midas touch?

: Bargain Hunt

Bankers and lawyers battle it out in central London's Covent Garden. With Tim Wonnacott. Followed by News; Weather (5)


Unknown: Tim Wonnacott.

: 2005: News Review of the Year

Fiona Bruce hears from Sir Bob Geldof , Michael Vaughan , Lord Coe, Dame Ellen MacArthur and Jane Tomlinson about their abiding impressions of a tumultuous year, and meets survivors of Hurricane Katrina, the Asian tsunami and the London bombings.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce
Unknown: Sir Bob Geldof
Unknown: Michael Vaughan
Unknown: Dame Ellen MacArthur
Unknown: Jane Tomlinson

: Neighbours

Alex's illness begins to take its toll. Repeated at 5.35pm

: Cash in the Attic

Will the sale of antiques fund a dream shopping trip?

: Murder, She Wrote

Roadkill. A fatality could mean the end of the road for a trucking firm. First shown on ITV

: CBBC: ChuckleVision

Paul demonstrates to Barry the right and wrong way to run a corner grocery shop.


Writer: Rory Clark

: CBBC: Arthur

Double bill.

: CBBC: The Fairly Odd Parents

Chaos ensues when Jimmy wishes Christmas could be every day.

: CBBC: SMart: 14/15

Weather forecasting gives Mark a smart idea, while Kirsten gets weaving.

: CBBC: Totally Blue Peter: 2/2

The all-singing, all-dancing Christmas special concludes. Blue Peter Christmas Show is on Friday 23 December at 4.55pm
See Kids' TV Choices: page

: CBBC: Newsround

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.40pm

: BBC News

With George Alagiah and Natasha Kaplinsky. (5) Followed by Weather with Darren Bett. (5)


Unknown: George Alagiah
Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky.
Unknown: Darren Bett.

: Shipmates

5/5. At Devonport naval base, ghostbusters are investigating claims the dockyard is haunted.
Meanwhile, HMS Chatham sails to Egypt to bury 30 British sailors with full military honours who died
200 years ago when Admiral Nelson destroyed the French Fleet. She then sails north to Turkey to represent Britain at the 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. With strong language.

: Unstoppable Wave

What exactly caused the tsunami on Boxing Day
2004 to be so large and so deadly? In May, a team of scientists set out to explore the epicentre of the earthquake, deep below the Indian Ocean. Scientists now confirm that uplift on the sea floor caused the tsunami, with 750 miles of the faultline rupturing in just 500 seconds. Other areas are also at risk, so what can now be done to help protect them?
Director/Producer Ed Wardle Repeated with sign language on Friday 30 December at 2.45am Tsunami Gala Concert is on Boxing Day at 7pm on BBC4


Producer: Ed Wardle

: Life in the Undergrowth

5/5. Supersocieties. It's easy to be dismissive of invertebrates because they are so small, but many of these societies are so fine-tuned in the way they operate it's as if they are a "super-organism", says
David Attenborough. And by working together they can achieve great things: African termite mounds act as huge ventilation systems and are so sophisticated in their structure, we are just starting to unravel how they work. But not all insect societies are shining examples of co-operative Utopias. The series begins a daily repeat run on Boxing Day BBC2 at 10.30am. Producer Stephen Dunleavy ; Series producer Mike Salisbury RT DIRECT: buy David Attenborough 's book Life in the Undergrowth for only E18 (RRP £20), and order the DVD out on 12 December for E22.99 (incl p&p). Send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to [address removed] call [number removed] quoting RT Hardline calls 8p max per min); wwwrtdirectsparktedirectcom


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Stephen Dunleavy
Producer: Mike Salisbury
Unknown: David Attenborough

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Regional News
Then Weather with Helen Willetts. (5)


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: Live 8 Story

2/2. A Bittersweet Symphony. There's drama as it becomes clear the concert in London's Hyde Park is not going to be allowed to overrun. Surely 200,000 people could not be deprived of the climax, featuring Robbie Williams , the Who and Pink Floyd's reunion? Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell became the arbiter. Producer Paul Burgess Live 8 concert highlights are on Wednesday 28 December at 10am
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Hyde Park
Unknown: Robbie Williams
Unknown: Tessa Jowell
Producer: Paul Burgess

: Geldof in Africa

5/6. Four Horsemen. Harrowing details of war crimes against children in Uganda.
12.30 AM 6/6. Ethiopia. Bob pays a return visit to the country that first triggered his indignation about widespread famine 20 years ago. VIDEO Pius+ code for 12 midnight-1.10am (non-PDC)
Followed by Skiing Weather

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes.
ONE life 7/7. Brian Harvey 's sobering tale.
1.55 Garden School 6/8. Horticultural design. <s) (su
2.25 Coast 12/13. Hunstanton to Dover.
3.25 The Story of God 2/3. Professor Robert Winston on Judaism, Christianity and Islam.


Unknown: Brian Harvey
Unknown: Professor Robert Winston

: BBC News 24

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