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: Breakfast

Presented by Susanna Reid and Bill Turnbull.


Presented By: Susanna Reid
Presented By: Bill Turnbull.

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.30pm

: Christmas Voices

4/4. Folk singer Kate Rusby and her passion for Yorkshire pub
Christmas carols, and how pagans celebrate the Winter Solstice. Producer Caroline Gidman ; Executive producer Chris Loughlin


Singer: Kate Rusby
Producer: Caroline Gidman
Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Ground-breaking part-animated detective comedy, starring
Bob Hoskins. Roger Rabbit , co-star of the Baby Herman cartoons, suspects his wife Jessica has been unfaithful. A private eye is employed to come up with some evidence. Review page 57.
Director Robert Zemeckis (1988, PG)


Unknown: Bob Hoskins.
Unknown: Roger Rabbit
Director: Robert Zemeckis

: Santa Claus: the Movie

** Seasonal comedy starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. After creating havoc at the North Pole. Patch, heads for New York. Teaming up with a ruthless toy manufacturer they develop a new brand of candy. Review page 57.
Director Jeannot Szwarc (1985. U)


Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: John Lithgow.
Director: Jeannot Szwarc

: News; Weather

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Cast on pages 214/224

: Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas

Examining how the publication in 1843 of Dickens's A Christmas Carol virtually created what is low considered a "traditional" Christmas. Griff Rhys Jones hosts. Director/Producer Paul Tilzey


Host: Griff Rhys Jones
Director/Producer: Paul Tilzey

: Cranford

5/5. May 1843. The ladies of the town convene at a clandestine meeting to discuss Matty's crisis. Dramatised by Heidi Thomas : Producer Sue Birtwistle ; Director Simon Curtis
Shown last Sunday


Dramatised By: Heidi Thomas
Producer: Sue Birtwistle
Director: Simon Curtis

: Songs of Praise

An evening of candlelit carols from the splendid Hereford
Cathedral. Seasonal favourites include Once in Royal David's
City and 0 Come All Ye Faithful. Plus, there's music from tenor Alf Boe and soprano Natasha Marsh. Introduced by Diane Louise Jordan.


Tenor: Alf Boe
Soprano: Natasha Marsh.
Introduced By: Diane Louise Jordan.

: After You've Gone

And So This Is Christmas. Although feeling under pressure because of the school play, Jimmy and Diana want Alex and Molly to have a traditional Christmas.
Writer Andrea Solomons ; Director Ed Bye
Producer Rosemary McGowan (HD)


Unknown: Andrea Solomons
Producer: Rosemary McGowan
Jimmy Venables: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Diana Neal: Celia Imrie
Siobhan Casey: Amanda Abbington
Molly Venables: Dani Harmer
Alex Venables: Ryan Sampson
Kev: Lee Oakes
Bobby: Vincent Ebrahim
Ellie: Roxanne Ricketts
Josh: Robert Knox
David Henderson: Tom Goodman Hill
Mrs Turner: Catherine Shepherd
Boy: Billy Roberts
Narrator: Rupert Bates

: A Question of Sport

A festive edition of the light-hearted sports quiz. Producer Gareth Edwards
Executive producer Caroline Roberts-Cherry Another edition next Sunday at 6.30pm


Producer: Gareth Edwards
Producer: Caroline Roberts-Cherry

: BBC News

With Emily Maitlis. Regional News
Then Weather with Dan Corbett.


Unknown: Emily Maitlis.
Unknown: Dan Corbett.

: Antiques Roadshow

A return visit to Rochester Cathedral where the team toast the festive season with Napoleon's drinking glass and uncover a very early piece of television technology. Producer Nicola Lafferty ; Series producer Michele Burgess
Signed 27 December at 3.15am (HD) BBC HOMES S ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: out monthly price E3.40


Producer: Nicola Lafferty
Producer: Michele Burgess

: Monarchy: the Royal Family at Work

5/5. All four of the Queen's children talk frankly about the jobs into which they were born and that will occupy them for the rest of their lives. Prince Philip visits a war zone while for the Queen's cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, there's a lively day of engagements.
Director Matt Read ; Exec producer Denys Blakeway (HD)
RT DIRECT: hardback book only E16 (RRP E20) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (landline calls cost max 8p per min) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at checkout


Director: Matt Read
Producer: Denys Blakeway

: BBC News

With Emily Maitlis.
Then Weather with Darren Bett.


Unknown: Emily Maitlis.
Unknown: Darren Bett.

: Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy

3/3. The comedian interviews more funnymen about the nature of comedy. Robin Williams and Graham Norton are among those who discuss their careers. Director/Producer Ben McPherson
A Christmas Bucket o' French & Saunders is tomorrow at 10.45pm More at www.radiotimes.com/dawn-french


Unknown: Robin Williams
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Ben McPherson

: Liverpool Nativity

A performance of the Nativity on the streets of Liverpool with the city's musical heritage providing the soundtrack and a cast including Geoffrey Hughes as the Angel Gabriel and Jodie McNee as Mary. Shown last Sunday on BBC3
Repeated on Christmas Day at 7pm on BBC3


Unknown: Geoffrey Hughes
Unknown: Angel Gabriel
Unknown: Jodie McNee

: Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Feel-good romantic comedy. Romantic complications ensue when small-town supermarket checkout girl Rosalee Futch wins a date with her idol, star Tad Hamilton. Review page 58.
Director Robert Luketic (2004, PG) Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Rosalee Futch
Unknown: Tad Hamilton.
Director: Robert Luketic

: Sign Zone

Signed. Repeats are not indicated.
Oliver Twist 1/5. An orphan runs away from the workhouse where he has spent his childhood.
2.25 2/5. Monks attempts to bribe Fagin.
2.55 3/5. Sikes escapes back to London.
3.25 4/5. Nancy fears for Oliver's safety.
3.55 5/5. Shown yesterday at 7.15pm
4.25 Mumbai Uncovered Mohini Sule explores the rise of consumerism among the middle-class.


Unknown: Oliver Twist
Unknown: Mohini Sule

: BBC News

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