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: Breakfast

Presented by Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt. (S)


Presenter: Louise Minchin
Presenter: Charlie Stayt

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.25pm (S)
BBC Match of the Day Magazine: £1.90

: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Animated western, featuring the voice of Matt Damon. In the Old West, a wild mustang is captured and sold to a cavalry regiment. (2002, U) (S) (W)


Director: Kelly Asbury
Director: Lorna Cook
Spirit (voice): Matt Damon

: Paulie

Cheeky comedy adventure about an intelligent talking parrot, starring Gena Rowlands.
While caged in the basement of a research lab, Paulie relates his adventures to a friendly janitor. (1998, U) (S) (W)

11.55 News; Weather for the Week Ahead (S)


Director: John Roberts
Ivy: Gena Rowlands

: EastEnders

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

: Chicken Run

Animated comedy, with the voices of Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, Miranda Richardson and Mel Gibson. A clutch of hens suffers life on a grim 1950s egg farm. But when the avaricious owners decide to move into the meat-pie business, the chickens fear the worst.
Review page 83 (2000, U) (S) (AD) (W)
Simulcast on the BBC HD channel (see p183)
Nick Park's perfect Christmas: page 274


Director: Peter Lord
Director: Nick Park
Ginger(voice): Julia Sawalha
Babs (voice): Jane Horrocks
Mrs. Tweedy (voice): Miranda Richardson
Rocky (voice): Mel Gibson

: Songs of Praise

Sally Magnusson meets people involved in the Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh and hears the story behind Auld Lang Syne. Hymns, from St Mary's Cathedral, include brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You; Lord for the Years; and Morning Has Broken. (S)


Presenter: Sally Magnusson

: Weakest Link

Nine stars of London's West End shows, including Chicago's Ian Kelsey and Grease's Noel Sullivan, face Anne Robinson's sharp questioning. (S)


Contestant: Ian Kelsey
Contestant: Noel Sullivan
Presenter: Anne Robinson

: Comic Relief: The Net Result

Gary Barlow returns to Uganda, along with some of the celebrities who joined him on a walk up Mount Kilimanjaro, to distribute half-a-million malaria nets bought with Comic Relief funds. They also introduce the funniest moments from Red Nose Day 2009, including French and Saunders's Mamma Mia! spoof. (S)


Presenter: Gary Barlow
Comedians: French and Saunders
Director: Karen Rosie
Producer: Sacha Mirzoef

: Celebrity Mastermind: 1/10

Host John Humphrys puts musician Goldie, presenter Paul O'Grady, former Olympian Gail Emms and foodie Loyd Grossman through their paces.
More tomorrow at 8.30pm (S)


Presenter: John Humphrys
Contestant: Goldie
Contestant: Paul O'Grady
Contestant: Gail Emms
Contestant: Loyd Grossman
Director: Derek Hallworth
Producer: Fiona Hamilton

: Casualty: Tidings of Comfort and Joy

The trainees earn plaudits and May feels like a genuine doctor after they save the victims of a serious car accident.
Cast on page 100 (S) (AD)


Writer: Sasha Hails
Producer: Hamish Wright
Director: Alan Grint

: Cranford: 2/2

October to December 1844: Miss Matty and the ladies are excitedly awaiting the appearance of Lady Glenmire and have high expectations of her impending visit, until the Hon Mrs Jamieson makes an announcement. William gets a job with Captain Brown, working on the railway that is making its way into the heart of the village. A surprise wedding causes a fracture in friendships and, when tragedy strikes, Matty fears Cranford may never recover.
Cranford - under the Bonnet follows on BBC4
For cast see page 110
(Signed rpt Wed 30 Dec at 2.10am) (S) (AD)
(Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel - see page 183)
Programme guide: [web address removed]
RT Direct: DVD boxed set only £17 (RRP £24.46) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit [web address removed] and enter code [number removed] at the checkout
Cranford at Christmas...: page 24

: Outnumbered - the Christmas Special

Chaos reigns once again for the Brockman family on Boxing Day. Santa has paid a visit to the household, but so have some burglars, and Ben is playing havoc with his mechanical hand. (S)
RT Direct: DVD of this Christmas special only £6.75 (RRP £9.70) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min: other networks vary) or visit [web address removed] and enter code [number removed] at the checkout
The Angelic Upstarts: page 14


Writer/Director/Producer: Andy Hamilton
Writer/Director/Producer: Guy Jenkin
Sue: Claire Skinner
Pete: Hugh Dennis
Jake: Tyger Drew-Honey
Ben: Daniel Roche
Karen: Ramona Marquez
Grandad: David Ryall
Mack: Jake D'Arcy
Mrs Bain: Felicity Montagu
Jane: Hattie Morahan
WPC: Sophie Stanton

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards.
Regional News; Weather Rob McElwee (S)


Newsreader: Huw Edwards
Weatherman: Rob McElwee

: American Flyers

Action drama starring Kevin Costner. Two brothers with little in common except a passion for cycling enter America's toughest bicycle race in the Rocky Mountains, even though one of them may have a potentially fatal condition.
Review p83 (1985, PG) (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview (S)


Director: John Badham
Marcus Sommers: Kevin Costner

: Sign Zone

Repeats not indicated.

Holby City
Linden faces up to his guilt. (S) (AD)

2.25 Bridge to Terabithia
Family fantasy. Two young misfits create an imaginary magical kingdom.
Shown yesterday at 1.30pm (S) (W)


: BBC News


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