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: Breakfast

Presented by Simon McCoy and Kate Silverton.


Presented By: Simon McCoy
Presented By: Kate Silverton.

: CBBC: The New Scooby and Scrappy Show

Sheep rustling.

: CBBC: The Basil Brush Show

Basil wants a traditional festive show.


Writer: Ged Allen

: CBBC: Shoebox Zoo

6/13. Marnie's school troubles keep getting worse.
Continues tomorrow at 9.25am.


Writer: Graeme Garden

: It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

-Whoopi Goldberg , William H Macy , Joan Cusack and David Arquette guest in a spoof of It's a Wonderful Life with Kermit, Miss Piggy and co. Review page 80. Director Kirk R Thatcher (2002, U)


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: William H Macy
Unknown: Joan Cusack
Unknown: David Arquette
Director: Kirk R Thatcher

: Babe

I Comic fantasy starring James Cromwell. Babe, an orphaned
Pig, is raised by the sheepdog % Destined for a dinner table, Babe amazes Farmer Hoggett and his fellow farmyard animals when he shows talent as a "sheep-pig". Review page 80. Director Chris Noonan (1995, U)


Unknown: James Cromwell.
Director: Chris Noonan

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Neighbours

Bree's first date doesn't quite go according to plan.
Repeated at 5.35pm

: The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook

Highlights selected by the duo from their Christmas shows.
Shown Christmas Day at 10pm And It's Goodnight from Him: a Tribute to Ronnie Barker is on Thursday 29 December at 10.55pm


Unknown: Ronnie Barker

: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Part-animated musical fantasy with Angela Lansbury. Three children sent to live with the eccentric Eglantine Price learn that she is a witch whose powers can take them to fantastic worlds. Review page 82.
Director Robert Stevenson (1971. U)


Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Director: Robert Stevenson

: BBC News

Weather Regional News; Weather

: Hard Spell

2/6. Which one of the entrants from the east of England and Wales will reach the final? More tomorrow at 5.05pm.

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.25pm

: My Family and Other Animals

Simon Nye 's charming dramatisation of Gerald Durrell 's classic. Durrell - who, as a boy, ran around Corfu collecting animals - would have been 80 this year. The Wild Life of Gerald Durrell follows on BBC4.
Producer Simon Lewis ; Director Sheree Folkson BBC Homes & Antiques magazine carries a feature about the programme in its January issue, out now E3.30 The wild bunch: page 20


Unknown: Simon Nye
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Producer: Simon Lewis
Director: Sheree Folkson
Mrs Durrell: Imelda Staunton
Theo: Chris Langham
Spiro: Omid Djalili
Larry: Matthew Goode
Gerald: Eugene Simon
Margo: Tamzin Merchant
Leslie: Russell Tovey
Aqathi: Olga Tournaki
George: David Armand
Yani: Antonis Antoniou
Lugaretzia: Efi Papatheodorou
Zatopec: George Kotandis
Durant: Jason Watkins
Henry Miller: Mark Caven
Jonquil: Miranda Hart
Nancy: Rosalie Craig

: EastEnders

Dawn discovers the source of the twins' new wealth.
Writer Ben Vanstone For cast see pages 124 and 140 Repeated at 10pm on BBC3 [web address removed]


Writer: Ben Vanstone

: Casualty @ Holby City

Deny Thy Father 2/2. As emergency services fight to get into the collapsed tunnel, Charlie and Nick are in peril - and Woody is a hero. See Christmas Eve choice.
Writer Gaby Chiappe Further cast pages 100 and 124


Unknown: Gaby Chiappe
Nick Jordan: Michael French
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Donna Jackson: Jaye Jacobs
Tara Doyle: Fiona Glascott
Sean Doyle: Jamie Belton
Lee Campbell: Jim Webster-Stewart
Helen Davies: Sarah Winman
Bernie Doyle: Gary Whelan
Pamela Campbell: Judith Sweeney
Mitch Campbell: William MacBain
Ric Griffin: Hugh Ouarshie
Caroline Joyner: Julia Hills
Louis Fairhead: Jack Dedman
David Parker: Max Gold

: French and Saunders Celebrity Christmas Special

Flamboyant singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and Little Angels frontwoman Dr Tanya Byron join Dawn and Jennifer for their annual comedy treat, and this year Vera Drake , Chicago and The
Graduate are among the veteran duo's targets.
Director Ed Bye ; Producer Jo Sargent Market farces: page 28


Singer-Songwriter: Rufus Wainwright
Unknown: Dr Tanya Byron
Unknown: Vera Drake
Director: Ed Bye
Producer: Jo Sargent

: Julian Fellowes Investigates: a Most Mysterious Murder

The Case of the Earl ofErroll. A notorious mystery set in the decadence of wartime Kenya is brought to life. There's another drama on Friday at 9.50pm.
Writers Tina Pepler and Julian Fellowes


Unknown: Tina Pepler
Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Sir Jock Broughton: David Calder
Earl of Erroll: William Scott-Masson
Diana Broughton: Josephine Butler
June Carberry: Rachel Fielding
Gladys Delamere: Julia St John
Hugh Dickenson: Charles Daish
Naomi: Sasha Waddell
JC Carberry: John Warnaby
Jack Soames: David Griffin
Wilkie: Antonina Lewis

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Regional News
Then Weather with John Hammond.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: John Hammond.

: The American President

Polished romantic comedy starring Michael Douglas , Annette Bening and Michael J Fox. The world's most powerful man falls for a feisty activist - but where could he take her on a date? Review page 82.
Director Rob Reiner (1995, 15)


Unknown: Michael Douglas
Unknown: Annette Bening
Unknown: Michael J Fox.
Director: Rob Reiner

: The Likely Lads

Comedy with Rodney IBewes and James Bolam. Bob and Thelma holiday with Terry and his girlfriend. Review page 82.
Director Michael Tuchner (1976, PG) They said what?: page
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Rodney Ibewes
Unknown: James Bolam.
Director: Michael Tuchner

: Crucible of Terror

Horror starring Mike Raven. A sculptor goes to extreme and sinister lengths to make his creations more lifelike. Review page 82.
- Director Ted Hooker (1971,18)


Director: Ted Hooker

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes.
Coast 13/13. Highlights from the series.

: BBC News 24

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