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: Breakfast

Hosted by Simon McCoy.


Unknown: Simon McCoy.

: The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show

Penelope Keith and Elton John grace a classic edition from 1977. Producer Ernest Maxin


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Elton John
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Wallace and Gromit

A double bill of award-winning animation by Nick Park.
The Wrong Trousers. Can the duo foil the plans of a criminally minded penguin?
10.40 A Close Shave. Gromit is framed for stealing sheep. The film Chicken Run is on Friday 30 December at 6.45pm.


Unknown: Nick Park.

: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Ground-breaking, part-animated detective comedy, starring Bob Hoskins.
Roger Rabbit, co-star of the Baby Herman cartoons, thinks his wife Jessica has been unfaithful. His boss, studio mogul R.K. Maroon, employs private eye Eddie Valiant to find the evidence for a divorce. Then events take a murderous turn. Review page 79. (1988, PG) *****


Eddie Valiant: Bob Hoskins
Director: Robert Zemeckis

: News; Weather

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Cast pages 124 and 140

: SPYkids

Exuberant hi-tech fantasy action adventure. Master spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are called out of retirement to stop mad genius Fegan Floop from taking control of the world. But when the secretive agents are posted missing in action, it's left to their bemused offspring Carmen and Juni to save them. Review page 79.
Director Robert Rodriguez (2001, U)
See premieres: page 49


Unknown: Ingrid Cortez
Unknown: Fegan Floop
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Gregorio Cortez: Antonio Banderas
Ingrid Cortez: Carla Gugino
Carmen Cortez: Alexa Vega
Juni Cortez: Daryl Sabara
Fegan Floop: Alan Cumming
Ms Gradenko: Teri Hatcher
Devlin: George Clooney

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Hard Spell

New series 1/6. Britain's best young spellers battle it out in five regional heats, but only one person can go through each day to the final next Saturday. Tonight, contenders hail from the North West and South of England.
More tomorrow at 5.05pm. Prize Crossword, Super Sudoku: p

: As Time Goes By

1/2. What's happened to Jean and Lionel since the last episode of the heartwarming sitcom in 2002? Find out in this Christmas special, as the couple await Sandy and Harry's return from Canada. Is Jean still longing for a grandchild? Concludes on Friday at 8.30pm.
Writer Bob Larbey ; Director/Producer Sydney Lotterby
Jean and Lionel reunited: page 26


Unknown: Bob Larbey
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Jean: Judi Dench
Lionel: Geoffrey Palmer
Alistair: Philip Bretherton
Judith: Moira Brooker
Sandy: Jenny Funnell
Harry: Daniel Ryan
Rocky: Frank Middlemass
Mrs Bale: Janet Henfrey
Penny: Moyra Fraser
Stephen: Paul Chapman
Patrick: David Oyelowo
Sister: Kate Anthony

: Celebrate Oliver!

Matthew Kelly, Suranne Jones, Amy Nuttall, Aled Jones and Ron Moody - arguably the definitive Fagin - are among the stars singing songs from one of the most popular musicals of all time in this joyous celebration. Host Shane Richie also tells the story of Lionel Bart's Oliver!, and performs You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two, plus there are interviews with original cast members Mark Lester, Jack Wild and Shani Wallis.
Let's twist again: page 13


Unknown: Matthew Kelly
Unknown: Suranne Jones
Unknown: Amy Nuttall
Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Shane Richie
Unknown: Lionel Bart
Unknown: Mark Lester
Unknown: Jack Wild
Unknown: Shani Wallis
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Barrie Kelly

: BBC News

With George Alagiah. Regional News
Then Weather with Alex Deakin. (5)


Unknown: George Alagiah.
Unknown: Alex Deakin.

: EastEnders

Johnny puts a strain on Sharon and Dennis's party. Rosie has to deal with Mike being in her life once more. Writer Rob Gittins Producer Martha Hillier ; Director John Greening Casts on pages 124 and 140 Rptd at 11.30pm on BBC3 Soap & Flannel: page 31


Writer: Rob Gittins
Producer: Martha Hillier
Director: John Greening

: Outtake TV

Jeremy Clarkson , Natasha Kaplinsky , Neil Morrissey and Little Britain are among the unfortunate targets as "Queen of Mean" Anne Robinson returns with more clips celebrities would rather you didn't see.
Director Richard Valentine ; Producer Helen Tumbridge


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky
Unknown: Neil Morrissey
Unknown: Anne Robinson
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Helen Tumbridge

: Minority Report

Steven Spielberg 's bleak, futuristic action thriller, based on Philip K Dick 's short story, starring Tom Cruise.
The mid-21st century: John Anderton is head of the Justice Department's Precrime unit, an elite force that can predict offences and make arrests before the crimes are committed. But Anderton's life falls apart when he is labelled a future murderer and forced to go on the run to clear his name. Review page 79.
(2002,12) See premieres: page 49


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Philip K Dick
Unknown: Tom Cruise.
Unknown: John Anderton
Chief John Anderton: Tom Cruise
Danny Witwer: Colin Farrell
Agatha: Samantha Morton
Director Lamar Burgess: Max von Sydow
Dr Iris Hineman: Lois Smith
Dr Solomon Eddie: Peter Stormare
Gideon: Tim Blake Nelson
Jad: Steve Harris
Lara Clarke: Kathryn Morris
Leo Crow: Mike Binder
Fletcher: Neal McDonouoh

: Match of the Day

Ten Premiership ties took place today, including Charlton v Arsenal and Chelsea v Fulham. Plus all the goals from the other matches. With Gary Lineker. Producer Paul Foster Repeated tomorrow 9am on BBC2


Unknown: Gary Lineker.
Producer: Paul Foster

: Mutiny on the Buses

Comedy based on the popular 1970s television series, starring Reg Varney. Bus driver Stan Butler's family are less than happy at the prospect of his marriage. Review page 79.
Director Harry Booth (1972, PG) *
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Reg Varney.
Unknown: Stan Butler
Director: Harry Booth

: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

With actors David Tennant and Scarlett Johansson, comics Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and singer Richard Ashcroft.
Jonathan's cinema review of the year is on Thursday at 11.55pm.
Shown Friday 23 December at 10.25pm


Presenter: Jonathan Ross Guest: David Tennant
Guest: Scarlett Johansson
Guest: Steve Coogan
Guest: Rob Brydon
Singer: Richard Ashcroft

: BBC News 24

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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