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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams. (S)


Presenter: Bill Turnbull
Presenter: Sian Williams

: CBBC: Dani's House

(R) (S)

: CBBC: Doctor Who: Dreamland

First shown on BBC2 (S)

: CBBC: Shaun the Sheep

(R) (S)

: Home on the Range

Disney animated comedy western. When a farm faces repossession, three cows set out on a quest to save their home.
Review page 74 (2004, U) (S) (W)


Director: Will Finn
Director: John Sanford

: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Third instalment in the fantasy comedy franchise, starring Tim Allen and Martin Short. A jealous Jack Frost is planning to hijack the festive season from Santa Claus.
Review page 74 (2006, U) (S) (W)


Director: Michael Lembeck
Santa: Tim Allen
Scott Calvin: Tim Allen
Jack Frost: Martin Short

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather (S)

: The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook

The comedy duo's pick of their festive sketches. (R) (S)

: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Nostalgic fantasy adventure, based on the CS Lewis book, starring Tilda Swinton.
During the Second World War, four children are evacuated to stay in a country manor, where the youngest stumbles upon an enchanted wardrobe that leads to a magical realm. (S) (AD) (W)
Review p74 (2005, PG)


Director: Andrew Adamson
White Witch: Tilda Swinton

: Over the Hedge

Animated comedy adventure.
When Vincent the bear wakes from his winter hibernation to find that scheming raccoon RJ has stolen his stash of food, he gives RJ a deadline to return it - or else.
Review page 74 (2006, U) (S) (W)


Director: Tim Johnson
Director: Karey Kirkpatrick
RJ: Bruce Willis
Verne: Garry Shandling
Hammy: Steve Carell
Stella: Wanda Sykes
Ozzie: William Shatner

: Shrek 2

Energetic animated fantasy comedy, featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz. Shrek and princess Fiona arrive back from honeymoon and are invited to stay with her parents in the kingdom of Far Far Away.
Review page 75 (2004, U) (S) (AD) (W)


Director: Andrew Adamson
Director: Kelly Asbury
Director: Conrad Vernon
Shrek (voice): Mike Myers
Donkey (voice): Eddie Murphy
Princess Fiona (voice): Cameron Diaz

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce.
Regional News; Weather with Nick Miller (S)


Newsreader: Fiona Bruce
Weatherman: Nick Miller

: EastEnders

Peggy leads the Mitchells in an act of defiance against Archie. There's an hour-long episode tomorrow at 8pm.
This week's episodes directed by Nic Phillips, John Greening.
Cast pages 120/220
Rptd 10.30pm on BBC3 (S) (AD)


Writer: Matthew Evans
Director: Nic Phillips
Director: John Greening

: My Family: 2039: a Christmas Oddity

December 2039: The Harpers gather to celebrate Christmas but it's memories of seasonal disasters past that prevail. (S) (AD)


Writer: Tom Anderson
Writer: David Cantor
Director: Ed Bye
Producer: John Bartlett
Ben: Robert Lindsay
Susan: Zoe Wanamaker
Janey: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael: Gabriel Thomson
Roger: Keiron Self
Vicar: Mike Walling
Kenzo: Tayler Marshall
Richard: Nathaniel Parker
Cheryl: Sally Bretton
Adult Kenzo: Pascal Langdale

: Victoria Wood's Midlife Christmas

The Bafta Award-winning actress and comedian returns with this Christmas special featuring highlights from the 2009 Midlife Olympics and the popular costume drama Lark Pies to Cranchesterford. (S)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 153)
Victoria Wood: What Larks! is on Wednesday 30 December at 11pm


Comedian: Victoria Wood
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: John Rushton

: QI

David Tennant, Bill Bailey and Lee Mack join regular panellist Alan Davies and host
Stephen Fry to answer questions with a groovy theme.
Repeated Sunday 27 December at 12.35am, with an extended repeat on Tuesday 29 December at 10.55pm, both on BBC2 (S)
The big RT prize quiz: page 48; The QI quiz: p59


Panellist: David Tennant
Panellist: Bill Bailey
Panellist: Lee Mack
Regular panellist: Alan Davies
Presenter: Stephen Fry
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: Piers Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd

: Live at the Apollo: 5/6

Ed Byrne hosts the comedy showcase with appearances from Adam Hills and Gina Yashere. (S)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 153)


Presenter: Ed Byrne
Comedian: Adam Hills
Comedian: Gina Yashere

: The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson

Highlights from the comedy sketch show series. (S)


Director: Angie de Chastelai Smith
Producer: Richard Webb

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce.
Weather with Jay Wynne (S)


Newsreader: Fiona Bruce
Weather presenter: Jay Wynne

: Christmas Midnight Mass from Westminster Cathedral

The Most Rev Vincent Nichols celebrates his first Midnight Mass as Archbishop of Westminster and a thousand-strong congregation sing well-loved carols. (S)
Top Ten Best Sacred Christmas Classics follows on BBC4
The Archbishop of York on carols: page 55
Followed by Skiing Weatherview (S)


Speaker: The Most Vincent Nichols
Producer: Pamela Hossick
Exec producer: Tommy Nagra

: Serendipity

Romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. Despite their instant attraction, Sara insists that fate must decree whether she and Jonathan meet again. Review p75 (2001, PG) (S) (W)


Director: Peter Chelsom
Jonathan Trager: John Cusack
Sara Thomas: Kate Beckinsale

: BBC News


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