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: Breakfast

Presented by Susanna Reid and Charlie Stayt. Including Newswatch at 7.45. (S)


Presenter: Susanna Reid
Presenter: Charlie Stayt

: Saturday Kitchen

James Martin is joined by chefs Michel Roux and Glynn Purnell. Wine suggestions come from Susie Barrie. (S)


Presenter: James Martin
Chef: Michel Roux
Chef: Glynn Purnell
Wine expert: Susie Barrie

: Nigella's Christmas Kitchen: 3/3

Nigella gets inspiration from the Christmas market in Salzburg before cooking a delicious aromatic spiced ham and Christmas cake. (R) (S) (AD)
More Nigella on Mon 21 December 7.30pm


Cook/presenter: Nigella [Lawson]

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather (S)

: Football Focus

Dan Walker previews the weekend's action. (S)
Press red 2.30-6pm for football news and results, and 6am-12 noon for Mark Lawrenson's predictions and interviews (limited availability on Freeview)


Presenter: Dan Walker

: Showjumping

Highlights from last night's Puissance event at Olympia.
Michael Tucker and Andy Austin commentate.
More tomorrow at 2.50pm on BBC2 (S)


Commentator: Michael Tucker
Commentator: Andy Austin

: Swimming

Europe, represented by GB, Italy and Germany, take on the USA in the Duel in the Pool live from the Manchester Aquatics Centre. American Michael Phelps and Britain's Rebecca Adlington are among those scheduled to take part. (S)


Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Swimmer: Rebecca Adlington

: Final Score

Today's results. (S)

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather (S)

: Merlin: The Last Dragonlord

13/13 Series two. The Great Dragon, now finally free, attacks Camelot and Arthur and his men struggle to hold out.
(Repeated Monday 21 December 7pm on BBC3) (S) (AD)
(Merlin: Secrets and Magic is on Monday 21 December at 7.45pm on BBC3)


Writer: Julian Jones
Balinor: John Lynch
Voice of the dragon: John Hurt
Merlin: Colin Morgan
Gaius: Richard Wilson
Uther Pendragon: Anthony Head
Arthur: Bradley James
Gwen: Angel Coulby
Sir Leon: Rupert Young
Asgerd: Jonathan Coyne

: Strictly Come Dancing

After 14 weeks, the remaining two couples dance for the last time in a bid to take the coveted title. Once again former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell joins the judging panel. Hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. The results show is at 8.40pm. (S)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 103)
A festive edition can be seen on Christmas Day at 7pm
Strictly panto: page 10


Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Presenter: Tess Daly
Judge: Darcey Bussell
Judge: Craig Revel-Horwood
Judge: Len Goodman
Judge: Bruno Tonioli
Series producer: Liz Foley
Executive Producer: Sam Donnelly

: Casualty: All I Want for Christmas

May plays a disastrous trick on Lenny that has far-reaching consequences. (S) (AD)
The next episode is on Sunday 27 December at 8pm


Writer: Martin Jameson
Producer: Hamish Wright
Director: Alan Grint
Ruth Winters: Georgia Taylor
May Phelps: Laura Aikman
Lenny Lyons: Steven Miller
Yuki Reid: Will Sharpe
Nick Jordan: Michael French
Jay Faldren: Ben Turner
ZoeHanna: Sunetra Sarker
Tess Bateman: Suzanne Packer
Noel Garcia: Tony Marshall
Basil King: Keith Barren
Eddie Lanchester: David Mallinson
Jonathan Winters: Anthony Grundy
Noel Garcia: Tony Marshall
Adam Trueman: Tristan Gemmill
Jessica Harrison: Gillian Kearney
Sean Anderson: Richard Dillane
Henry Williams: Tom Chadbon
Jimmy Shapleton: Sean Hughes
David Garcia: Ram John Holder
Jeff Collier: Matt Bardock
Polly Emmerson: Sophia Di Martino
Big Mac: Charles Dale
Alice Chantrey: Sam Grey
The Dean: David Mallinson
Russell Binney: Hugh Lee
Delia King: Emma Stansfield
Ronnie King: Charlotte Lucas
DS Merriman: Chris Garner
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Kathleen Dixie Dixon: Jane Hazlegrove
Amelia: Miffy Englefield
Lucas: Danny Emes
Eve: Kate Edney
Gareth: Derek Barr
Paul: Conleth Kane
Albert Rossiter: John Benfield
Lois Rossiter: Eleanor Dodson
Simon Broadhurst: Molly Hardwick
Melissa Chambers: Georgia Reece
Glen Chambers: Toby Dale
Denise Broadhurst: Amanda Horlock
Elsie Davidson: Clare Welch
Jason Cooper: Michael Arrowsmith

: Strictly Come Dancing

This year's winners are crowned champions after the public vote is counted. (S)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 103)

: Live at the Apollo: 4/6

Series five. Including Liverpool comedian John Bishop. Rhod Gilbert introduces the acts. (S)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 103)


Comedian: John Bishop
Presenter: Rhod Gilbert
Director: Paul Wheeler
Series Producer: Anthony Caveney

: BBC News

With Kate Silverton.
Then Weather with Jay Wynne (S)


Newsreader: Kate Silverton
Weatherman: Jay Wynne

: Match of the Day

Arsenal host Hull at the Emirates, while Fulham take on Man Utd at Craven Cottage and Spurs visit Blackburn.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.45am (S)
Followed by National Lottery Update (S)


Producer: Sarah Williams
Editor: Andrew Clement

: The Football League Show

Featuring West Bromwich Albion away to Blackpool. (S)
Press red 3.15am-12 noon tomorrow for all the goals, round-up and debate from the Football League (limited availability on Freeview)


Producer: Chris Downham
Producer: Paul Redman
Editor: Charles Balchin

: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Hugh Grant and Eddie Izzard guest.
Shown yesterday (S)
Followed by Weatherview (S)


Presenter: Jonathan Ross
Guest: Hugh Grant
Guest: Eddie Izzard

: Sign Zone

Repeats not indicated.

Defying Gravity: 9/13
The real nature of the mission is revealed, challenging Paula's religious beliefs. (S) (AD)

2.45 Victorian Farm Christmas: 1/3
The farmers celebrate the festive season. (S) (AD)
3.45 2/3
The blacksmith's forge is restored. (S) (AD)


: BBC News


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