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: Breakfast

With Bill Turnbull.


Presenter: Bill Turnbull

: The Snow Queen

A captivating dramatisation of the fairy tale, with the voices of Juliet Stevenson and Patrick Stewart.
How did they do that?: page 18


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Patrick Stewart.

: Stranger in the Manger?

5/5. A Mass for Christmas morning from Bristol's Roman Catholic Cathedral in Clifton.


Director: John Kirby

: Songs of Praise

Andrea Bocelli joins Katherine Jenkins at London's Royal Albert Hall for a festive selection of the nation's favourite carols. Hosted by Aled Jones and Pam Rhodes. Repeated at 5.45pm on BBC2


Unknown: Andrea Bocelli
Unknown: Katherine Jenkins
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Pam Rhodes.

: Blue Peter Christmas Presents

The team travel to give gold Blue Peter badges - and other surprises - to five young people in recognition of their outstanding acts.
A review of 2005 is Friday 30 at 10.10am
See Kids' TV Choices: page

: News; Weather

: The Santa Clause

Seasonal fantasy starring Tim Allen. A divorced dad becomes increasingly obsessed with his new job when he steps into Santa's shoes. Review page 74. Director John Pasquin (1994, U)


Star: Tim Allen
Director: John Pasquin

: Top of the Pops Christmas Special

Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Robbie Williams, Kylie, James Blunt plus the festive number one. A children's special is Thursday 29 at 10am


Unknown: Robbie Williams
Unknown: James Blunt

: The Queen

Her Majesty addresses the nation and Commonwealth.

: Shrek

Animated fantasy comedy with the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz. Grumpy green ogre Shrek has to rescue a princess from a dragon-guarded tower. Review page 74. Directors Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson (2001, U)


Unknown: Mike Myers
Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Cameron Diaz.
Directors: Andrew Adamson
Directors: Vicky Jenson

: Toy Story 2

Blockbuster animated comedy adventure sequel, with the voice of Tom Hanks. Buzz Lightyear leads a rescue bid when Woody is stolen. Review page 74.
Directors John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon (1999, U)
See premieres: page 49


Director: John Lasseter
Director: Lee Unkrich
Directors: Ash Brannon
Woody: Tom Hanks
Buzz Lightyear: Tim Allen
Jessie: Joan Cusack
Prospector: Kelsey Grammer
Mr Potato Head: Don Rickles

: My Family: And I'll Cry If I Want To

Ben's mum-in-law arrives with a toy boy.
A sixth series begins in the new year
Writers Brian Leveson and Paul Minett; Director Dewi Humphreys Producer John Bartlett All together now, plus RT Direct DVD offer: page 14


Unknown: Brian Leveson
Unknown: Paul Minett
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: John Bartlett
Ben: Robert Lindsay
Susan: Zoe Wanamaker
Janey: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael: Gabriel Thomson
Grace: Rosemary Leach
Abi: Siobhan Hayes
Roger: Keiron Self
Alfie: Rhodri Mellir

: News; Weather

: Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion

David Tennant makes his debut as the Time Lord. The Earth is at the mercy of the Sycorax. A second series starts in the spring.

(Christopher Eccleston's "Doctor Who" starts tomorrow 7pm BBC3. Be the Doctor's companion in "Attack of the Graske", an adventure available via the red button after the end of tonight's episode)
Don't miss our ten-page guide: p37; Win a real Dalek!: p46


Writer: Russell T Davies
Producer: Phil Collinson
Director: James Hawes
Doctor Who: David Tennant
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
Jackie Tyler: Camille Coduri
Mickey Smith: Noel Clarke
Harriet Jones: Penelope Wilton
Danny Llewellyn: Daniel Evans
Alex: Adam Garcia
Sycorax Leader: Sean Gilder
Major Blake: Chu Omambala
Sally: Anita Briem
Sandra: Sian McDowell
Jason: Paul Anderson

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: The Green Green Grass: One Flew over the Cuckoo Clock

Are Boycie and Marlene about to gain entrance to high society?

Only Fools and Horses Long Weekend 7pm today/tomorrow UKTV Gold
Boycie and Marlene's Christmas: page 15


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Boycie: John Challis
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Tyler: Jack Doolan
Elgin: David Ross
Bryan: Ivan Kaye
Mrs Cakeworthy: Ella Kenion
Jed: Peter Heppelthwaite
Llewellyn: Alan David
Danny Driscoll: Roy Marsden
Tony Driscoll: Christopher Ryan
Tamara: Sara Crowe
Lucinda: Liz Robertson
Jonty: Roger Alborough
Rupert: Matthew Marsh
Beth: Lisa Diveney
Sid: Roy Heather

: News; Weather

: EastEnders

Alfie prepares to leave the Square. But will Kat be going with him? Tensions escalate at the Fowlers. Dennis is thrown by alarming news from Sharon.
Writer Sarah Phelps , Tony Jordan Producer Martha Hillier ; Director John Greening Cast pages 124/140 Rptd 12 midnight BBC3 Shane Richie presents Celebrate Oliver! tomorrow at 6.45pm


Writer: Sarah Phelps
Writer: Tony Jordan
Director: John Greening
Producer: Martha Hillier

: The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook

Ronnie Corbett delivers a tribute to his late friend as the duo select sketches from their Christmas shows.
With The Milkman's Christmas Message to the Nation and Alice in Wonderland. Music from Katie Melua.
Producer Sam Donnelly ; Executive producers Beatrice Ballard and Kevin Bishop Repeated on Holiday Tuesday at 1.50pm Porridge is tomorrow on BBC2 at 10.30pm,' And It's Goodnight from Him: a Tribute to Ronnie Barker is at 10.55pm on Thu 29 Dec BBC1 Corbett on their final show: p26; Barker's last laughs: p27


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Katie Melua.
Producer: Sam Donnelly
Producers: Beatrice Ballard
Unknown: Ronnie Barker

: Before They Were Famous: the Confessions

Boyzone, Sid Owen and Carol Smillie are among those explaining how they ended up in memorable clips from the series. Hosted by Angus Deayton.
Producer Liam Carroll ; Executive producer Caroline Wright


Unknown: Sid Owen
Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Producer: Liam Carroll
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Working Girl

Bright comedy starring Harrison Ford. Secretary Tess McGill looks to broker Jack Trainer for help in making her mark in Wall Street. Review page 74.
Director Mike Nichols (1988, 15)


Unknown: Harrison Ford.
Unknown: Tess McGill
Unknown: Jack Trainer
Director: Mike Nichols

: On Christmas Night

The tale of Jesus's birth.
Producer R Medwyn Hughes; Exec producer Hugh Faupel


Producer: Hugh Faupel

: Father Dear Father

Comedy. A thriller writer comes up with a solution to the problems posed by his two teenage daughters. Review page 76. (1972, U)
Followed by Weatherview


Director: William G Stewart

: BBC News 24

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