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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Williams.

: CBBC: Arthur

: It's a Very MerryMuPPet Christmas Movie

** Seasonal comedy featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy and friends. Review page 66.
Director Kirk R Thatcher (2002, U)


Director: Kirk R Thatcher

: High School Musical

*** Exuberant musical comedy with Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens. A basketball player and bookish student discover a mutual love or music when they team up for a forthcoming school event. Review page 66.
Director Kenny Ortega (2006, U)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel


Unknown: Zac Efron
Unknown: Vanessa Anne Hudgens.
Director: Kenny Ortega

: BBC News

"atonal News; Weather

: Big Cat Live Revisited

Updates on the big cat families of Kenya's Masai Mara. Hosted by Jonathan Scott,
Jackson Looseyia and Simon King and narrated by Kate Silverton.
LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: the first issue visits Kenya. Out now, price £3.50


Unknown: Jonathan Scott
Unknown: Jackson Looseyia
Unknown: Simon King
Unknown: Kate Silverton.

: The Santa Clause

Seasonal fantasy starring Tim Allen and Judge Reinhold. A divorced father steps into Santa's shoes when the festive visitor falls off his roof. Review page 66. Director John Pasquin (1994, U)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Santa Clause 2 is tomorrow at 1125am


Unknown: Tim Allen
Unknown: Judge Reinhold.
Director: John Pasquin

: Sky High

Comic fantasy, with Michael Angarano , Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston. Suburban teenager Will Stronghold is full of apprehension at starting high school. The son of revered superheroes, he's sent off to a special secret academy in the clouds to hone his own
Powers. Film of the Day: p66. Director Mike Mitchell (2005, PG)


Unknown: Michael Angarano
Unknown: Kurt Russell
Unknown: Kelly Preston.
Director: Mike Mitchell

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Toy Story 2

Blockbuster animated comedy adventure sequel. When his young owner, Andy, goes off to summer camp, Woody is stolen by a toy collector who recognises him as a valuable doll. Review p66. Featuring the voices of: Directors Ash Brannon , John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich
(1999, U) Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel


Directors: Ash Brannon
Directors: John Lasseter
Directors: Lee Unkrich
Woody: Tom Hanks
Buzz Lightyear: Tim Allen
Jessie: Joan Cusack
Prospector: Kelsey Grammer
Mr Potato Head: Don Rickles
Slinky Dog: Jim Varney
Rex: Wallace Shawn
Hamm: John Ratzenberger

: Shrek the Halls

Festive animated short starring the lovable mob. Repeated on BBC3 at 11.40pm and tomorrow at 8pm Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel

: EastEnders

Archie overhears of Sean's plans to leave Walford with Roxy and baby Amy. More tomorrow at 8pm. Writer Matthew Evans This week's episodes are directed by Clive Arnold and Michael Owen Morris Cast on pages 186/
Repeated at 11pm on BBC3


Writer: Matthew Evans
Director: Clive Arnold
Director: Michael Owen Morris

: My Family

The Harpers get trapped in a department store overnight at Christmas. Julian Clary guests.
Writers Brian Leveson and Paul Minett ; Director Nic Phillips
Producer John Bartlett The Inside Story: paqe


Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Brian Leveson
Unknown: Paul Minett
Director: Nic Phillips
Producer: John Bartlett
Ben Harper: Robert Lindsay
Susan Harper: Zoë Wanamaker
Janey Harper: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael Harper: Gabriel Thomson
Alfie Butts: Rhodri Meilir
Mr Walker: Julian Clary
Kenzo: Tayler Marshall
Roger: Kelron Self
Mr Carstairs: James Smith

: Have I Got News for You

Seasonal satire as Alexander Armstrong hosts the quiz, and team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop forego the season of good will to all men. Director Lissa Evans ; Producer Jo Bunting Repeated on Sunday 28 December at 9.30pm, plus there's an extended repeat tomorrow at 12.15am on BBC2


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Director: Lissa Evans

: Gavin & Stacey

The Welsh contingent arrive in Essex to spend Christmas with the Shipmans in this festive special.
Writers James Corden and Ruth Jones ; Director Christine Gernon Producer Ted Dowd Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel 10.10pm Repeated tomorrow at 10.30pm on BBC3 Gavin & Stacey: the 12 Days of Christmas is tomorrow, 11.30pm BBC3 Rob Brydon takes over Radio 2 on Friday 2 January from 2pm One Final Question with Mathew Horne and James Corden : paqe 270; Guide: [web address removed]


Writer: James Corden
Writer: Ruth Jones
Director: Christine Gernon
Producer: Ted Dowd
Gavin: Mathew Horne
Stacey: Joanna Page
Dave: Steffan Rhodri
Pam: Alison Steadman
Mick: Larry Lamb
Nessa: Ruth Jones
Smithy: James Corden
Gwen: Melanie Walters
Doris: Margaret Walters
Bryn: Rob Brydon
Dawn: Julia Davis
Pete: Adrian Scarborough
Jason: Robert Wilfort
Edna: Edna Dore

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Regional News
Then Weather with Jay Wynne.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Jay Wynne.

: Christmas Midnight Eucharist

A celebration with the Bishop of Peterborough, the Rt Rev Ian Cundy , with a sermon from the Very Rev Charles Taylor and music from Dvorak's Mass in D, as well as traditional carols.
Director David Kremer ; Producer Hugh Faupel Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Ian Cundy
Unknown: Charles Taylor
Director: David Kremer
Producer: Hugh Faupel

: Grumpy Old Men

Comedy drama with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Two elderly rivals fight over an attractive widow. Review p68. Director Donald Petrie (1993, 12)


Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Walter Matthau.
Director: Donald Petrie

: BBC News

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