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: Breakfast

With Charlie Stayt and Susanna Reid. Including News Watch at 7.45.


Unknown: Charlie Stayt
Unknown: Susanna Reid.

: Saturday Kitchen

Chefs Gennaro Contaldo and Brian Turner help James Martin Prepare tasty dishes. With regular helpings from Rick Stein , and Jamie Oliver. A compilation programme can be seen on Saturday 30 December at 10am. Editor James Winter BBC MAGAZINE: the January issue of Good Food includes recipes by host James Martin. Out now, price E2.95


Unknown: Gennaro Contaldo
Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: James Martin
Unknown: Rick Stein
Unknown: Jamie Oliver.
Editor: James Winter
Unknown: James Martin.

: Rachel's Favourite Foodat Home

9/13. Sweet Celebrations. Porter cake, chocolate and almond cake with rhubarb cream, lemon biscuits, and almond brittles.
Postponed from 16 December

: News; Weather

: Football Focus

A review of the week's main stories and a preview of the fixtures over the busy Christmas period, including today's matches involving the top flight's leading teams.

: Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Animated action adventure featuring the voices of Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer and Joseph Fiennes. Seafaring rogue Sinbad must embark on a perilous journey to retrieve the Book of Peace, one of the world's most powerful treasures, to save his best friend Proteus' life. Review pages 63-97.
Directors Tim Johnson and Patrick Gilmore (2003, U)


Unknown: Brad Pitt
Unknown: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer
Unknown: Joseph Fiennes
Directors: Tim Johnson
Directors: Patrick Gilmore

: Keeping Up Appearances

Hyacinth decides to build a dream kitchen in time for Christmas.

: Five Children and It

Period fantasy adventure, based on the novel by E Nesbit, starring Kenneth Branagh and the voice of Eddie Izzard. Five siblings are sent to the seaside estate of an eccentric uncle during the First World War. Review pages 63-97. Director John Stephenson (2004, U)


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Eddie Izzard.
Director: John Stephenson

: Final Score

Full results round-up.
Digital viewers can catch all the latest from around the qrounds in Score from 2.30 to 6.00pm

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Strictly Come Dancing - the Final

12/12. This year's finalists battle it out in a bid to become King or Queen of the Ballroom. The judges will score them on performances, before the winner is announced in the 9.30pm show. The Strictly Come Dancing Special is on Christmas Day at 8.00pm. Director Nikki Parsons ; Series producer Sam Donnelly ;
Edited repeat at 8.30pm on Christmas Eve on BBC2 0 Digital viewers can access expert commentary on tonight's performances by pressing the red button on their handsets
RT DIRECT: hardback E8.99 (RRP E14.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed](landline calls cost max 8p per min). quoting [text removed] Let's dance!: page 29


Director: Nikki Parsons
Producer: Sam Donnelly

: Robin Hood

12/13. The Return of the King. Robin tries desperately to expose Guy of Gisborne's crimes in the hope he can stop his enemy marrying Marian.
Time is running out, however, as news spreads King Richard is returning to England. Concludes on Saturday 30 December at 6.50pm.
Writer Dominic Minghella ; Producer Richard Burrell ; Director
Matthew Evans Rptd 4 January BBC3 7.30pm (HD) RT DIRECT: order Robin Hood series one. volume one on DVD for Ell.99 (RRP E19.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum 8p per minute), quoting RTD61


Unknown: Dominic Minghella
Producer: Richard Burrell
Director: Matthew Evans Rptd
Unknown: Robin Hood
Robin Hood: Jonas Armstrong
Marian: Lucy Griffiths
Guy of Gisborne: Richard Amitage
Sheriff of Nottingham: Keith Allen
Little John: Gordon Kennedy
Much: Sam Troughton
Allan-a-Dale: Joe Armstrong
Will Scarlett: Harry Lloyd
Djaq: Anjali Jay
Edward: Michael Elwyn
Thornton: John Carlisle
Pitts: Michael Maloney

: The National Lottery: In It to Win It

5/7. Dale Winton presents the quiz show. Includes the draws for Lotto, Dream Number and Thunderball. Series producer Clare Hughes ; Exec producer David Young


Unknown: Dale Winton
Producer: Clare Hughes
Producer: David Young

: Casualty

Killing Me Softly. Josh loses hope and spirals out of control. Ellen faces the possible return of her cancer. The next episode is on Christmas Eve at 8.30pm.
Writer Barbara Machin ; Producer Jane Steventon
Director Diarmuid Lawrence www.bbc.co.uk/casualty


Unknown: Barbara MacHin
Producer: Jane Steventon
Director: Diarmuid Lawrence
Josh Griffiths: Ian Bleasdale
Ellen Zitek: Georgina Bouzova
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Harry Harper: Simon MacCorkindale
Laura Merriman: Holly Aird
Maggie Coldwell: Susan Cookson
Selena Donovan: Elizabeth Carting
Tess Bateman: Suzanne Packer
Nathan Spencer: Ben Price
Kelsey Phillips: Janine Mellor
Gurpreet Guppy Sandhu: Elyes Gabel
John Abs Denham: James Redmond
Kathleen Dixie Dixon: Jane Hazlegrove
Sam Bateman: Luke Bailey

: Strictly Come Dancing

The results of this evening's final. Let's dance!: paqe 29

: BBC News

With Simon McCoy.
Then Weather with John Hammond.
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Simon McCoy.
Unknown: John Hammond.

: Match of the Day

Highlights of today's clashes, involving the whole of the Premiership. Aston Villa host Man Utd, Chelsea travel to Wigan, Arsenal are at home to Blackburn, Liverpool take on Watford and Newcastle meet Spurs. The Boxing Day edition is at 11.15pm. Producer Phil Bigwood ; Editor Paul Armstrong
Repeated tomorrow at 7.45am


Unknown: Aston Villa
Producer: Phil Bigwood
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: Tactical Assault

High-flying action thriller itarring Rutger Hauer as a former fighter pilot seeking revenge against a Gulf War colleague. Review pages 63-97.
Director Mark Griffiths (1998, 15)


Unknown: Rutger Hauer
Director: Mark Griffiths

: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

With Richard Hammond , Lee Evans and Jarvis Cocker.
Shown yesterday Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: With Richard Hammond
Unknown: Lee Evans
Unknown: Jarvis Cocker.

: BBC News 24

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