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: Breakfast

With Mishal Husain , Bill Turnbull. news.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Mishal Husain
Unknown: Bill Turnbull.

: CBBC: New Scooby and Scrappy Show

A caper in Norway.

: CBBC: The Basil Brush Show

The fox helps to stage a fashion show.


Writer: Peter Cocks

: CBBC: Shoebox Zoo

9/13; series one. Marnie goes on a camping trip.


Writer: Sarah Dodd

: CBBC: Blue Peter Review of the Year

Highlights included Ewan McGregor and David Beckham joining in the 4.000th show celebrations. See Kids' choices: page


Guest: Ewan McGregor
Guest: David Beckham

: Spirit: Stallion of theCimarron

Animated western, featuring the voice of Matt Damon. In the Old West of the late 19th century, a wild mustang is captured and sold to a cavalry regiment, but vows not to be broken. Review page 90.
Directors Kelly Asbury , Lorna Cook
(2002, U)


Unknown: Matt Damon.
Directors: Kelly Asbury
Directors: Lorna Cook

: Keeping Up Appearances

Richard gets extremely drunk in this 1991 Christmas special.
Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Roy Clarke

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Neighbours

Dylan's past haunts him.
Repeated at 5.35pm

: Cool Runnings

Entertaining sports comedy,
-based on a true story, starring John Candy. When Jamaican sprinter Derice Bannock fails to Qualify for the Olympic team, he is still determined to win a medal as part of his country's first bobsled team. Review page 90.
Director Jon Turteltaub (1993, PG)


Unknown: John Candy.
Unknown: Derice Bannock
Director: Jon Turteltaub

: The Man in the Iron Mask

*** Beautifully shot historical adventure based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons. The Musketeers plot to depose the tyrannical French monarch, King Louis, from the throne and put in his place Louis's identical twin brother. Review page 90. (1997, 12)


Based on the novel by: Alexandre Dumas
Director: Randall Wallace
[Actor]: Leonardo DiCaprio

: Hard Spell

5/6. Whiz kids from the Midlands
.- and Scotland battle for a place In tomorrow's final. Presented by Eamonn Holmes.


Presented By: Eamonn Holmes.

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.05pm

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce.
Regional News; Weather with Dan Corbett.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Dan Corbett.

: Celebrity Mastermind

3/3. Andrew Castle is served men's Grand Slam tennis, 3raeme Le Saux tackles the history of Jersey, Gina Yashere gets into lifts and Peter Tatchell opts for
Malcolm X. With John Humphrys.


Unknown: Andrew Castle
Unknown: Gina Yashere
Unknown: Peter Tatchell
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Chicken Run

Ingenious animated comedy adventure, with the voices of Julia Sawalha , Jane Horrocks , Miranda
- Richardson and Mel Gibson. When the greedy owners of a 1950s egg farm decide to move into the meat-pie business, the chickens fear the worst and turn to Rocky the rooster and a daring escape plan as their potential salvation. Review page 92.
Director Nick Park , Peter Lord (2000, U)


Unknown: Julia Sawalha
Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Unknown: Mel Gibson.
Director: Nick Park
Director: Peter Lord

: EastEnders

Phil drops a bombshell, and time is running out for Dennis and Sharon as New Year festivities continue.
Writer James Payne For cast see pages 124 and Repeated at 10pm on BBC3 Omnibus next Sunday

Soap EastEnders - 8pm BBC1

Phil orders Dennis to go and confront Johnny about the murder of Andy Hunter. At the club, Dennis and Johnny's feud turns violent when it leads to Dennis brutally beating him up. Meanwhile, he is later murdered outside in the Square by Danny Moon, who was hired by a beaten Johnny. He sends Danny to kill Dennis as his revenge for his near fatal beating.

SOAP EastEnders 8.00 pm BBC1
The one place you don't want to be living at Christmas is Albert Square. It's when all the most awful things happen. In fact, with disaster and doom lurking around every street corner, the council ought to declare the place a festive-free zone. They should certainly ban the singing of Auld Lang Syne in public. So, as Walford lurches towards the new year, brace yourself for some shocks.
We've already seen several major characters leave the soap in the past few days, and there's another sudden departure tonight. (Jane Rackham)

Soap & Flannel: page 31


Writer: James Payne

: As Time Goes By

2/2. The reunion special concludes with Jean's longing for grandchildren reaching crisis point, before a stranger forces her to question Lionel's past. Cast and credits on Boxing Day at 6pm Jean and Lionel reunited: page 26

: A Question of Sport

Former England footballer Jamie Redknapp , golfer Justin Rose , US tennis champion Jim Courier and athletics legend Edwin Moses join captains Ally McCoist and Matt Dawson. Hosted by Sue Barker.


Unknown: Jamie Redknapp
Unknown: Justin Rose
Unknown: Jim Courier
Unknown: Edwin Moses
Unknown: Matt Dawson.
Unknown: Sue Barker.

: Julian Fellowes Investigates: a Most Mysterious Murder

The Case of Violet Sidney. A peak behind the curtains of suburban Britain in the late 1920s as Julian Fellowes probes the unsolved murders of three members of an upper middle-class Croydon family and uncovers a tale of illeaitimate children and familial bitterness.
Writers Julie Dixon and Julian Fellowes
Producer Clare Alan ; Director Delyth Thomas


Unknown: Violet Sidney
Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Unknown: Julie Dixon
Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Producer: Clare Alan
Director: Delyth Thomas
Violet Sidney: Jean Marsh
Grace Duff: Stella Gonet
Thomas Sidney: Richard Lumsden
Vera Sidney: Amanda Root
Dr Elwell: David Yelland
Mrs Noakes: Rachel Atkins
Edmund Duff: Tom Chadbon
John Duff: Thomas Sangster
Margaret Sidney: Jennifer Calvert
Dr Jackson: Michael Haughey
Aunt Gwen: Jacqueline Clarke
Amy: Abigail Hollick

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Regional News
Then Weather with Helen Willetts.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: Insomnia

Wintry psychological crime thriller starring Al Pacino and Robin Williams. LAPD detectives Will Dormer and Hap Eckhart find respite from charges of corruption by flying to a remote town in Alaska to investigate the murder of a teenage girl, but soon run into a sinister web of death and blackmail. Review page 92.
Director Christopher Nolan (2004 15) (b) See premieres: page 48


Unknown: Al Pacino
Unknown: Robin Williams.
Unknown: Hap Eckhart
Director: Christopher Nolan
Will Dormer: Al Pacino
Walter Finch: Robin Williams
Ellie Burr: Hilary Swank
Rachel Clement: Maura Tierney
Hap Eckhart: Martin Donovan
Fred Duggar: Nicky Katt
Randy Stetz: Jonathan Jackson
Chief Charles Nyback: Paul Dooley

: Rome

9/11. Unanimously declared emperor by the Senate, Caesar declares the war over.
Shown on Wednesday 28 December on BBC2
Followed by Weatherview

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes.
Antiques Roadshow In Warwickshire. (Sd
2.45 Unstoppable Wave Scientists explore the seabed site of the catastrophe.
3.45 Garden School 8/8. The course ends.

: BBC News 24

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