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: Breakfast

With Charlie Stayt.


Unknown: Charlie Stayt.

: CBBC: The Tale of Jack Frost

Hugh Laurie narrates an animation about goblins who plan to steal a boy's special powers.


Narrator: Hugh Laurie

: CBBC: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The boys try to turn a piece of silk into an egg.

: The Jungle Book 2 *

Animated adventure featuring the voices of Haley Joel Osment and John Goodman. Mowgli goes back into the jungle to see Baloo. Review page 66.
Director Steve Trenbirth (2003 U)


Unknown: Haley Joel Osment
Unknown: John Goodman.
Director: Steve Trenbirth

: SPYkids

Hi-tech fantasy action adventure, starring Antonio Banderas.
A decade after hanging up their guns to raise a family, master spys Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are called out of retirement to stop a mad genius. Review page 66. Director Robert Rodriguez (2001, U)
SPYkids 2: the Island of Lost Dreams is tomorrow at 10.15am


Unknown: Antonio Banderas.
Unknown: Ingrid Cortez
Director: Robert Rodriguez

: News; Weather

Regional News

: It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Seasonal comedy. When a Danker plots to close the Muppets' theatre, Kermit plunges into despair. Review page 66.
(2002, U) (S)


Director: Kirk R Thatcher

: Home on the Range

Disney animated comedy western, featuring the voice of Randy Ouaid. When the Patch of Heaven farm faces repossession, three cows set out on a quest to save their home. Review page 66. Directors Will Finn and John Sanford
(2004, U)


Unknown: Randy Ouaid.
Unknown: John Sanford

: Herbie: Fully Loaded

Action comedy starring
Lindsay Lohan. Maggie Peyton would love a career on the track, despite the disapproval of her once-famous stock-car-racing dad. But when she receives a beat-up Volkswagen Beetle her ambitions get a boost. Review page 66. Director Angela Robinson (2005, U)


Unknown: Lindsay Lohan.
Unknown: Maggie Peyton
Director: Angela Robinson

: Final Score

A round-up of the afternoon's
Boxing Day football results.
Digital viewers can follow the latest football action on Score 2.30-6.00pm

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Monsters, Inc

Energetic animated comedy. Blue-furred giant Sulley and his partner Mike live in Monstropolis and are expert in gathering the screams of Earth children which provide the power for their otherworldly realm.
However, when one little girl follows the creatures home, their lives are changed for ever. Review p66. Featuring the voices of: Director Pete Docter (2001, U)


Director: Pete Docter
Sulley: John Goodman
Mike: Billy Crystal
Boo: Mary Gibbs
Randall Boggs: Steve Buscemi
Henry: Jwatemoose Jamescobum
Celia: Jennifer Tilly
Roz: Bob Peterson
Yeti: John Ratzenberger
Fungus: Frank Oz
Needleman/Smitty: Daniel Gerson

: My Family: Ho Ho No

Susan pretends a quiet Christmas away would be better for Ben, but her plans to spring a family surprise on him on the big day backfire.
Writer Tom Anderson ; Producer John Bartlett Director Baz Taylor


Unknown: Tom Anderson
Producer: John Bartlett
Director: Baz Taylor
Ben: Robert Lindsay
Susan: Zoe Wanamaker
Janey: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael: Gabriel Thomson
Abi: Siobhan Hayes
Roger: Keiron Self
Alfie: Rhodri Meilir
Kenzo: Tayler Marshall
Jacob Marley: John Challis
Mr Salem: Paul Brooke
Crystal: Niky Wardley
Gwen: Amy Noble

: EastEnders

Tanya reels at Max's betrayal and Stacey tries to prove to Bradley that he's the one she loves. An
EastEnders at Christmas special follows on BBC3. Writer Simon Ashdown Cast on pages 214 and Repeated at 10pm on BBC3


Writer: Simon Ashdown

: Ballet Shoes

Magical family drama about the adventures of orphan girls Pauline, Petrova and Posy, adopted by eccentric explorer Professor Brown in 1930s London. When the professor goes missing, the girls are taken care of by his niece Sylvia. The arrival of dance teacher Theo Dane and melancholic Mr Simpson changes the family's lives after they are enrolled in theatre school.
Writer Heidi Thomas ; Producer Piers Wenger
Director Sandra Goldbacher Girl power: page 26


Unknown: Theo Dane
Unknown: Mr Simpson
Unknown: Heidi Thomas
Producer: Piers Wenger
Director: Sandra Goldbacher
Sylvia Brown: Emilia Fox
Nana: Victoria Wood
Pauline Fossil: Emma Watson
Petrova Fossil: Yasmin Paige
Posy Fossil: Lucy Boynton
Great Uncle Matthew: Richard Griffiths
Mr Simpson: Marc Warren
Theo Dane: Lucy Cohu
Dr Jakes: Gemma Jones
Dr Smith: Harriet Walter
Madame Fidolia: Eileen Atkins
Winifred: Heather Nicol
Miss Jay: Mary Stockley
Clara: Teresa Churcher
Young Sylvia: Skye Bennett
Sir Donald Houghton: Peter Bowles
Mr French: Don Gallagher
Titania Emma: Darwall Smith
Cobweb: Isabella Parriss
Moth: Jade Longley
Mr Sholsky: Adrian Lester
Mr Montague: Tim Wallers
Leopold Neville: Gresby Nash
Valentin Manoff: Ebe Slevwright

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Regional News
Followed by Weather with Philip Avery.
Video and audio news, plus summaries, available at www.bbc.co.uk/news


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Philip Avery.

: Match of the Day

Highlights of all of today's Premiership action, including Sunderland against Man Utd. Followed by National Lottery Update

: Galaxy Quest

Quirky sci-fi spoof starring Tim Allen ,
Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman. Real-life aliens believe that only the cast of sci-fi TV show Galaxy Quest can save them from a warmonger. Review page 66. Director Dean Parisot (1999, PG)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Tim Allen
Unknown: Sigourney Weaver
Unknown: Alan Rickman.
Director: Dean Parisot

: 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.

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