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: Breakfast

Presented by Susanna Reid and Charlie Stayt. (S)


Presenter: Susanna Reid
Presenter: Charlie Stayt

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.30pm. (S)

: The Andrew Marr Show

Interviews and a leaf through the papers. Including at 9.00 News; Weather later. (S)


Presenter: Andrew Marr

: Fern Britton Meets....: 4/4

Actress Sheila Hancock talks about her faith and losing two husbands to cancer. (S)


Presenter: Fern Britton
Interviewee: Sheila Hancock

: Country Tracks

Ben Fogle visits the Cairngorms in Scotland, Including Weather for the Week Ahead.
Signed rpt Wed 23 Dec 1.55am (S)
BBC Countryfile Magazine: £3.40

12.00 News (S)


Presenter: Ben Fogle

: Car Booty

A man hopes to raise enough money to fulfil his dream of driving a steam train. (S)

: Match of the Day Live: Newcastle Utd v Middlesbrough

Coverage of this afternoon's Championship fixture at St James' Park (kick-off 1.00), as the North East rivals face each other in English football's second tier for the first time in 18 years, introduced by Jake Humphrey. (S)
Simulcast on the BBC HD channel (see p113)
Match of the Day 2 is at 10.30pm on BBC2
Match of the Day Magazine: £1.90
Press red for live coverage with alternative commentary


Presenter: Jake Humphrey

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Cast on pages 120/220 (S) (AD)

: Songs of Praise

Aled Jones visits the Holy Land to discover what life was like when Jesus was born 2,000 years ago. He introduces the Bat-Kol Girl's Choir from Tel Aviv, sings a festive song by John Rutter and joins the congregation at Christ Church in Jerusalem's Old City for classic carols. (S)
The Archbishop of York on carols: page 55


Presenter: Aled Jones
Singers: The Bat-Kol Girl's Choir
Composer: John Rutter

: Life: 10/10: Primates

Exploring apes and monkeys.
David Attenborough narrates.
Shown last Monday
Signed repeat tomorrow at 2.10am (S) (AD)
Subscribe to RT and receive the Life book: page 68


Narrator: David Attenborough

: BBC News

With Emily Maitlis.
Regional News; Weather with Nick Miller (S)


Newsreader: Emily Maitlis
Weatherman: Nick Miller

: Countryfile at Christmas

At Adam Henson's Cotswolds farm, Matt Baker helps to feed the rare-breed animals while Julia Bradbury beds down the cattle. John Craven meets farmers harvesting crops right through winter and James Wong finds novel ways to dispose of Christmas trees.
Shown last Thursday
Signed rpt on Wed 23 Dec at 12.55am (S)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 113)
BBC Countryfile Magazine: out monthly, price £3.40


Presenter: Adam Henson
Presenter: Matt Baker
Presenter: Julia Bradbury
Presenter: John Craven
Presenter: James Wong
Series producer: Teresa Bogan
Executive editor: Andrew Thorman

: Antiques Roadshow

The team heads for Melrose in the Scottish Borders for a day of valuations at Abbotsford.
Objects under scrutiny include a smuggler's bottle and a miniature battle scene. With Fiona Bruce.
Signed repeat on Tuesday 29 December at 3.25am (S)
Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel tomorrow at 8pm
Why I Love...: [web address removed]
BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine: out monthly, price £3.60


Presenter: Fiona Bruce
Producer: Michele Burgess
Series editor: Simon Shaw

: Cranford: 1/2: August 1844

It's two years since Miss Matty Jenkyns lost her sister, Deborah, but her home is once again full of life and bustle after the birth of Tilly, the daughter of her maid, Martha.
Lady Ludlow has steadfastly refused to sell the land that would allow the railway to come to Cranford, which, in Captain Brown's opinion, spells disaster. The surprise arrival of Lady Ludlow's son, Lord Septimus, leads to a chain of unexpected events. Concludes on Sunday 27 December at 9pm.
Signed repeat on Wednesday 23 December at 2.50am (S) (AD)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 113)
RT Direct: Cranford DVD boxed set offer. Details on page
Programme Guide: [web address removed]
Cranford at Christmas...: page 24


Writer: Heidi Thomas
Producer: Sue Birtwistle
Director: Simon Curtis
Miss Matty: Judi Dench
Miss Octavia Pole: Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester: Julia McKenzie
Mr Buxton: Jonathan Pryce
Lady Ludlow: Francesca Annis
Lady Glenmire: Celia Imrie
Mrs Bell: Lesley Sharp
Peggy Bell: Jodie Whittaker
Jem Hearne: Andrew Buchan
William Buxton: Tom Hiddleston
Mrs Jamieson: Barbara Flynn
Capt Brown: Jim Carter
The Rev Hutton: Alex Jennings
Septimus Hanbury: Rory Kinnear
Mr Peter Jenkyns: Nicholas Le Prevost
Signor Brunoni: Tim Curry
Mary Smith: Lisa Dillon
Erminia Whyte: Michelle Dockery
Miss Tomkinson: Deborah Findlay
Sir Charles Maulver: Greg Wise
Harry Gregson: Alex Etel
Mrs Clara Smith: Finty Williams
Edward Bell: Matthew McNulty
Miss Galindo: Emma Fielding
Mr Johnson: Adrian Scarborough
Mrs Johnson: Debra Gillett
Martha: Claudie Blakley
Bella Gregson: Emma Lowndes
Bertha: Hannah Hobley
Mulliner: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Giacomo: Nicholas Bishop
Margaret Gidman: Bessie Carter

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018

: BBC News

With Emily Maitlis.
Regional News; Weather With Jay Wynne (S)


Newsreader: Emily Maitlis
Weatherman: Jay Wynne

: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Madcap comedy starring Jim Carrey. Ace Ventura is tracked down to a Tibetan monastery by British diplomats, who want him to help prevent a tribal war breaking out in Africa. (1995, PG) (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview (S)


Director: Steve Oedekerk
Ace Ventura: Jim Carrey

: Sign Zone

Repeats not indicated.

Grow Your Own Drugs for Christmas
Plants as natural remedies.
Shown yesterday at 2.30pm on BBC2 (S)

1.25 Holby City
Judith's teenage son Connor is admitted to the hospital with alcohol poisoning. (S) (AD)

2.25 Miranda: 6/6
Miranda and Stevie compete to find out which of them Robert might be attracted to. (S)


: BBC News


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