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: Breakfast

Presented by Susanna Reid and Charlie Stayt.


Presented By: Susanna Reid
Presented By: Charlie Stayt.

: Match of the Day

Highlights of Aston Villa v Manchester United.
Shown yesterday at 10.30pm

: What the World Needs Now

4/4. The true meaning and origins of Advent.
Series producer Roger Childs


Producer: Roger Childs

: The Road to El Dorado

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)


Unknown: El Dorado
Unknown: Don Paul

: Madeline

Comedy starring
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
(1998, U)


Unknown: Frances McDormand.
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer

: BBC News


: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
For cast see Thursday 4 and Friday 5

: The Santa Clause 2

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)


Unknown: Tim Allen.
Unknown: Scott Calvin
Director: Michael Lembeck

: Songs of Praise

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


Unknown: Aled Jones

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Regional News
Followed by Weather with Peter Gibbs.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: Duet Impossible

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.


Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Marvin Gaye.
Presenter: Vernon Kay
Director/Producer: Steve Smith

: Chicken Run

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


Unknown: Julia Sawalha
Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Mel Gibson.
Unknown: Peter Lord

: EastEnders

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


Unknown: Nicholas Hicks-Beach

: Casualty

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
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
Matthew Merriman: Gary Kemp
Maggie Coldwell: Susan Cookson
Selena Donovan: Elizabeth Carting
Tess Bateman: Suzanne Packer
Nathan Spencer: Ben Price
Kelsey Phillips: Janlne Mellor
Gurpreet Guppy Sandhu: Elyes Gabel
John Abs Denham: James Redmond
Kathleen Dixie Dixon: Jane Hazlegrove
Sam Bateman: Luke Bailey
Alice Chantrey: Sam Grey
Louis Thompson: Jack Dedman
Greg Fallon: Kip Gamblin
Cynthia Cyd Pyke: Joanne King
Rosie Merriman: Romy Irving
Robbie Trueman: Fraser Ayres
Merlene Jackson: Maggie Lloyd-Williams

: Calendar Girls

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


Director: Nigel Cole
Chris: Helen Mirren
Annie: Julie Walters
Ruth: Penelope Wilton
Jessie: Annette Crosbie
Celia: Cella Imrie
Cora: Linda Bassett
Kathy: Georgie Glen
May: Angela Curran
Trudy: Rosalind March
Rod: Ciaran Hinds

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce.
Followed by Weather with John Hammond.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: John Hammond.

: Midnight Mass

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


Unknown: Patrick Kelly.
Director: David Kremer
Producer: Hugh Faupel

: The Next Best Thing

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


Unknown: Rupert Everett.
Director: John Schlesinger

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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