Presented by Susanna Reid and Charlie Stayt.
Highlights of Aston Villa v Manchester United.
Shown yesterday at 10.30pm
4/4. The true meaning and origins of Advent.
Series producer Roger Childs
Animated adventure. Tulio and Miguel, two small-time Spanish tricksters, get their hands on a map to El Dorado , the legendary city of gold. After stowing away aboard a Mexico-bound ship they head off to find the fabled lost city. Review pages 63-97. Directors Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul (2000, U)
Frances McDormand. Life is never dull for plucky orphan Madeline and her 11 classmates at a Paris school for girls run by nun Miss Clavel. When the owner of the school announces that he wants to sell the property, Madeline faces her greatest challenge. Review pages 63-97.
Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Daisy von Scherler
For cast see Thursday 4 and Friday 5
Comedy sequel starring Tim Allen. It's 1 November, the start of Santa Claus's busiest time of year, but the man in red has a major Problem - if he doesn't find himself a wife before Christmas Eve, he'll lose his job for ever. If that wasn't bad enough, he's also starting to turn back into his Scott Calvin persona. Meanwhile, back in his home town, Scott's teenage son has got himself into big trouble. Can Santa save his job, Christmas and his son? Review pages 63-97. (2002, U)
Aled Jones meets the cast of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular in Norfolk to find out what the popular festive event means to them. More on New Year's Eve at
With Fiona Bruce. Regional News
Followed by Weather with Peter Gibbs.
Modern technology gives pop stars the chance to sing duets with idols from yesteryear. The unlikely collaborations include Westlife and Roy Orbison, Sugababes and Dusty Springfield, and Lulu and Marvin Gaye. Presented by Vernon Kay.
Animated comedy adventure, with the voices of Julia Sawalha , Jane Horrocks , Miranda Richardson and Mel Gibson. A clutch of hens, led by head chick Ginger, suffers life on a grim 1950s egg farm. When the avaricious owners decide to move into the meat-pie business, the chickens fear the worst. So the birds start to plan an escape. Review pages 63-97.
Directors Nick Park and Peter Lord (2000, U) The Wrong Trousers, the first of three Wallace and Gromits, can be seen at 5.05pm on Thursday 28 December
Billy prays for Petal as the doctors are forced to operate. Writer Nicholas Hicks-Beach For cast see Thursday 4 and Friday 5 January Repeated at 10.15pm on BBC3 Soap and Flannel: page 52
Silent Night. The team have to face up to the prospect of losing one of their own when Josh is discovered lying badly injured in the back of an ambulance. The next episode is on Saturday 30 December at 8.25pm.
Writer Barbara Machin ; Producer Jane Steventon
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Gentle comedy drama based on a true story, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Chris and Annie are best friends and members of the local Women's Institute in Knapely, Yorkshire. When Annie's husband dies from leukaemia, Chris suggests they and their fellow WI colleagues raise money for the local hospital by posing nude for a calendar. Review pages 63-97. (2003, 12)
Andrew Collins's Guide to the Christmas Premieres: p56/57
With Fiona Bruce.
Followed by Weather with John Hammond.
Worshippers gather for a live service from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, led by the Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Rev Patrick Kelly. Director David Kremer ; Producer Hugh Faupel
Confrontational comedy drama starring Madonna and Rupert Everett. Yoga instructor Abbie gets pregnant after sleeping with her gay friend Robert. Review pages 63-97.
Director John Schlesinger (2000, 12) Followed by Weatherview