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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull.


Presenter: Bill Turnbull
Editor: David Kermode


A festive edition, featuring The Secret Show and The Fairly Odd Parents.
(Rptd Thursday 28 Dec at 9am)

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

Shaggy is put under a curse which turns him into a monster.

: Christmas Family Worship

Morning Communion.

: Babe

Colourful fantasy starring James Cromwell. An orphaned Pig astonishes his owner and fellow animals when he shows talent as a "sheep-pig". Review pages 63-97. (1995, U)
(S) (W)


Arthur Hoggett: James Cromwell
Director: Chris Noonan

: BBC News


: Doctor Who Confidential

A behind-the-scenes look at the musical celebration of the programme held in Cardiff. Producer Adam Page ; Executive
Producer Mark Cossey The Claus of doom: page 18
Free Doctor Who CD: page 34


Producer: Adam Page
Producer: Mark Cossey

: Top of the Pops Christmas Special

Gnarls Barkley , Lily Allen , the Ordinary Boys, McFly, Corinne Bailey Rae , Orson, the Feeling, the Automatic, Girls Aloud and the festive number one.
Digital viewers who are fans of karaoke can press the red button to sing along.


Unknown: Gnarls Barkley
Unknown: Lily Allen
Unknown: Corinne Bailey Rae

: The Queen

Her Majesty addresses the nation and the Commonwealth.
Repeated at 7.05pm on BBC2 Jeremy Paxman salutes the Queen's broadcast: page 40


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Green Green Grass: From Here to Paternity

Tyler spreads a rumour that Mrs Cakeworthy is pregnant.


Writer: John Sullivan
Boycie: John Challis
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Tyler: Jack Doolan
Mrs Cakeworthy: Ella Kenion
Llewellyn: Alan David

: Monsters, Inc

Energetic animated comedy, featuring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal. Blue-furred giant Sully and his partner Mike are expert in gathering the screams of children. However, when one little girl follows the creatures home, their lives are changed for ever. Review pages 63-97. (2001, U) See Premieres: page 56/57


Sully: John Goodman
Mike: Billy Crystal
Director: Pete Docter

: My Family Christmas Special

The Heart of Christmas. Ben feigns a mystery illness. Writers Brian Leveson. Paul Minett Director Dewi Humphreys (5) Dead funny: page 31


Unknown: Brian Leveson.
Unknown: Paul Minett
Director: Dewi Humphreys

: Strictly Come Dancing

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly preview tonight's special at 8pm, featuring stars from past series.


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Tess Daly

: EastEnders

Pauline packs her bags. Continues at 9pm.
Writer Simon Ashdown For cast see Thu 4 Jan and Fri 5 Jan
Repeated at 12 midnight on BBC3 Soap & Flannel: page 52


Writer: Simon Ashdown

: Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride

Comedy actress Catherine Tate guest-stars in a special edition of the time-travelling drama. Bride-to-be Donna vanishes as she prepares to marry her boyfriend Lance. She suddenly reappears, to her complete astonishment, in the Tardis.
Writer Russell T Davies
Rptd on Wednesday 27 December at 8pm on BBC3
Digital viewers can access a range of special features by pressing the red button on their handsets
The Claus of doom: page 18; Free Doctor Who CD: page 34


Writer: Russell T Davies
Director: Euros Lyn
The Doctor: David Tennant
Donna: Catherine Tate
Empress of Racnoss: Sarah Parish
Lance Noble: Don Gilet
Geoff Noble: Howard Attfield
Sylvia Noble: Jacqueline King
Vicar: Trevor Georges
Taxi driver: Glen Wilson
Nerys: Krystal Archer
Rhodri: Rhodri Mellir
Little girl: Zafirah Boateng
Robot Santa: Paul Kasey

: Strictly Come Dancing Special

Zoe Ball , Colin Jackson and Mark Ramprakash take part in this extravaganza. Plus Marti Pellow performs Luck Be a Lady from the musical Guys and Dolls.
Director Nikki Parsons ; Producer Sam Donnelly Let's dance!: page 29


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Colin Jackson
Unknown: Mark Ramprakash
Director: Nikki Parsons
Producer: Sam Donnelly

: EastEnders

Tragedy strikes in the Fowler household.
Writer Simon Ashdown For cast see Thu 4 Jan and Fri 5 Jan
Repeated at 12 midnight on BBC3 Soap & Flannel: page 52


Writer: Simon Ashdown

: The Vicar of Dibley

1/2. The Handsome Stranger Alice thinks she is the last living descendant of Christ after working out the clues in The Da Vinci Code. Concludes New Year's Day, 9.30pm.
Writers Paul Mayhew-Archer and Richard Curtis
Director Ed Bye Amen to that: page 39


Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Director: Ed Bye
Geraldine Granger: Dawn French
David Horton: Gary Waldhom
Hugo Horton: James Fleet
Alice Horton: Emma Chambers
Frank Pickle: John Bluthal
Jim Trott: Trevor Peacock
Owen Newitt: Roger Lloyd Pack
Harry: Richard Armitage

: Little Britain Abroad

1/2. Matt Lucas and David Walliams let their grotesque comic creations loose overseas. Guest-starring Steve Coogan and Ronnie Corbett. The second part airs on Saturday 30 at 9.15pm.
Directors Matt Lipsey , Geoff Posner : Producer Geoff Posner Rptd tomorrow 9pm BBC3, New Year's Eve BBC1 10.30pm Yeah but Noel but: p22; Little Britain box set offer: p23


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Directors: Geoff Posner
Producer: Geoff Posner Rptd

: Entrapment

Tense romantic thriller starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones . Review pages 63-97.
Director Jon Amiel (1999, 12)


Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director: Jon Amiel

: That's Carry On

Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor introduce a compilation of clips from the Carry On films. Review pages 63-97.
Director Gerald Thomas (1977, PG) Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Director: Gerald Thomas

: BBC News 24

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