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: Breakfast

Presented by Charlie Stayt. Breakfast Briefing at 6.00; weather every half-hour from 6.15; national/regional news half-hourly from 6.27.


Presenter: Charlie Stayt
Editor: David Kermode


Festive edition of the entertainment show.

: CBBC: Blue Peter Review of the Year

Memorable moments.

: Bugsy Malone

Spoof gangster musical featuring 3 cast of children including
Scott Baio. Review pages 63-97. Director Alan Parker (1976, U)


Unknown: Scott Baio.
Director: Alan Parker

: The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook

The duo's favourite sketches from their festive shows. The Two Ronnies Sketchbook is tomorrow at 4.35pm

: Casper

Spooky comedy drama starring Christina Ricci. A heiress hires
Dr Harvey, a specialist on ghosts, to rid the house she has inherited of its unwanted inhabitants. Casper. the nice nephew of nasty ghosts Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso, strikes up a friendship with the doctor's daughter. Review pages 63-97. Director Brad Silberlinq (1995, PG)


Unknown: Christina Ricci.
Director: Brad Silberlinq

: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

'art-animated musical fantasy .tarring Angela Lansbury. During the Second World War three children are evacuated to the coast to escape the Blitz. They are sent to live with the eccentric Eglantine Price. But their opinion of her changes when they discover she is a witch. Review pages 63-97. Director Robert Stevenson (1971, U)


Unknown: Angela Lansbury.
Director: Robert Stevenson

: Freaky Friday

Remake of the body-swap comedy, starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Soon-to-be-remarried widow Tess Coleman is continually at loggerheads with her teenage daughter, Anna. However, a spell is put on the bickering couple thanks to some magic fortune cookies. The next morning, the two women wake up to discover that they have exchanged bodies. Review pages 63-97. (2003, PG)


Director: Mark Waters
Tess Coleman: Jamie Lee Curtis

: BBC News

Followed by Weather <s)

: Mastermind Celebrity Special

New series 1/5. John Humphrys presides over the first of five seasonal specials in which famous faces test their grey matter in the legendary black chair.
Hoping to raise a few pounds for charity are journalist Rageh Omaar , BBC sports presenter Clare Balding , former Brookside star Steven Pinder and explorer
Sir Ranulph Fiennes. More tomorrow at 7.30pm.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Rageh Omaar
Presenter: Clare Balding
Unknown: Steven Pinder
Unknown: Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

: EastEnders

Pauline's loved ones are left reeling and Max attempts to call a halt to his liaison with Stacey. More from Walford tomorrow at 8pm.
Writer Nicholas Hicks-Beach For cast see Thursday 4 and Friday 5 January Repeated at 10pm on BBC3


Writer: Nicholas Hicks-Beach

: Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl

Blockbuster fantasy action adventure, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.
When governor's daughter Elizabeth Swann is kidnapped by pirates and taken aboard The Black Pearl, blacksmith Will Turner and the ship's former captain Jack Sparrow set off in pursuit. They discover that the ship's crew are cursed and Elizabeth's blood is the only thing that can save them. Review pages 63-97.
Director Gore Verbinski (2003, 12)
Depp thoughts: page 26; Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest DVD offer: page 27; Andrew Collins's guide to the Christmas premieres: pages 56/57


Director: Gore Verbinski
Capt Jack Sparrow: Johnny Depp
Capt Barbossa: Geoffrey Rush
Will Turner: Orlando Bloom
Elizabeth Swann: Kelra Knightley
Commander Norrington: Jack Davenport
Joshamee Gibbs: Kevin R McNally
Anamana: Zoë Saldana
Governor Weatherby Swann: Jonathan Pryce
Koehler: Treva Etienne
Cotton: David Bailie
Pintel: Lee Arenberg
Ragetti: Mackenzie Crook
Grapple: Trevor Goddard
Bo'sun: Isaac C Singleton Jr
Murtogg: Giles New
Mullroy: Angus Barnett
Twigg: Michael Berry Jr
Lt Gillette: Damian O'Hare

: Jam & Jerusalem

6/7. Clatterford Ladies' Guild are helping with the Harvest Festival. With not enough fresh produce on display, Rosie is dispatched to the allotment where she finds a 'Holy Potato' with the face of Jesus on it. Writer Jennifer Saunders ; Director Mandie Fletcher ; Producer Jo Sargent Signed The final episode is on Saturday 30 December at 9.45pm Dawn chorus: page 30


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: Jo Sargent

: BBC News

Presented by Sophie Raworth.
Regional News
Followed by Weather with Philip Avery. <s)


Presented By: Sophie Raworth.
Unknown: Philip Avery.

: Lenny Henry.TV

Yet another programme featuring hilarious internet video clips and oddball CCTV footage. This time, it's the comedian himself who's chosen his particular favourites. Writers Lenny Barker and Nicky Doody ; Director Mike Agnew
Executive producer Clive Tulloh


Unknown: Lenny Barker
Unknown: Nicky Doody
Director: Mike Agnew
Producer: Clive Tulloh

: Match of the Day

Boxing Day Premiership fixtures, where Man Utd, Chelsea and Bolton Wanderers will be hoping for festive cheer with home victories at the expense of Wigan Athletic, Reading and Newcastle Utd. Another episode on Saturday 30 December at 10.45pm.
Repeated tomorrow at 9.00am

: Carry On Follow That Camel

Irreverent comedy starring Phil Silvers and Jim Dale. Bertram Oliphant West joins the French Foreign Legion and falls foul of obnoxious Sergeant Nocker Review pages 63-97. Director Gerald Thomas (1967, PG) Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Jim Dale.
Unknown: Bertram Oliphant West
Director: Gerald Thomas

: BBC News 24

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