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: Breakfast

Presented by Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt. (S)


Presenter: Louise Minchin
Presenter: Charlie Stayt

: CBBC: Bear Behaving Badly

(R) (S)

: CBBC: Dani's House

(R) (S)

: CBBC: Shaun the Sheep

(R) (S)

: Eight Below

Suspenseful canine adventure starring Paul Walker. Jerry Shepard and a group of scientists defy the oncoming winter in the interests of their research. But when a weather shift forces them to evacuate their base, they must leave their eight sled dogs behind.
Review p84 (2005, PG) (S) (W)


Director: Frank Marshall
Jerry Shepard: Paul Walker

: Keeping Up Appearances

In this Christmas special from 1993, Hyacinth and Richard take to the high seas. (R) (S)


Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather (S)

: The Princess Diaries

Comedy starring Julie Andrews.
When her father dies, Mia Thermopolis discovers that she is a princess. Queen Clarisse Renaldi pays a visit to get to know her - but realises Mia is not as regal as she'd hoped.
Review page 84 (2001, U) (S) (W)
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is on New Year's Eve at 2.15pm


Director: Garry Marshall
Queen Clarisse Renaldi: Julie Andrews

: 101 Dalmatians

Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic tale, starring Glenn Close and Jeff Daniels. Love blossoms for dalmatian owners Roger and Anita when their pets meet in the park. But Cruella De Vil has her eye on their new litter of puppies.
Review p84 (1996, U) (S) (W)
Simulcast on the BBC HD channel (see 193)
102 Dalmatians is tomorrow at 2.35pm


Director: Stephen Herek
Cruella De Vil: Glenn Close
Roger: Jeff Daniels

: Final Score

All the results from today's football fixtures. Presented by Gabby Logan. (S)

Press red 2.30-6pm for up-to-date football news and results


Presenter: Gabby Logan

: Weakest Link

Ruthless quiz in which members of the public try to outdo each other to win money. (R) (S)

: BBC News

With Jane Hill.
Regional News; Weather with Daniel Corbett (S)


Newsreader: Jane Hill
Weatherman: Daniel Corbett

: Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Our intrepid heroes are plying a roaring trade with their new Top Bun bakery business. But with a murderer on the loose targeting bakers, Gromit must identify the dreaded Cereal Killer. (R) (S) (AD)

Children's Pick of the Day: page 188
Nick Park's perfect Christmas: page 274


Writer: Bob Baker
Writer/Director: Nick Park
Producer: Steve Pegram

: Big Top: 5/6: Clown

Lizzie has to step into Plonky's shoes. (S) (AD)
Simulcast on the BBC HD channel (see p193)
The final episode is on Wednesday 30 December at 7pm
RT Direct: DVD only £13.50 (RRP £19.50) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit [web address removed] and enter code RTD 385 at the checkout


Writer: Daniel Peak
Director: Geoff Posner
Producer: Marcus Mortimer
Producer: John Stroud
Lizzie the Ring Mistress: Amanda Holden
Plonky: John Thomson
Plinky: Sophie Thompson
Erasmus: Tony Robinson
Georgie: Ruth Madoc
Boyco: Bruce MacKinnon

: EastEnders

Accusations fly as the hunt for the killer intensifies and the police push their suspect to breaking point.
Cast on pages 120/220
Repeated at 11.30pm on BBC3 (S) (AD)


Writer: Daisy Coulam

: Celebrity Mastermind: 2/10

John Humphrys grills dancer Darren Bennett, DJ Stuart Maconie, psychologist
Dr Linda Papadopoulos and actor Andrew Lancel. (S)


Presenter: John Humphrys
Contestant: Darren Bennett
Contestant: Stuart Maconie
Contestant: Dr Linda Papadopoulos
Contestant: Andrew Lancel

: The Day of the Triffids: Part 1

New version of John Wyndham's celebrated science-fiction novel, starring Dougray Scott and Joely Richardson.
After a solar storm leaves most of the population blind, humanity is put in peril by mobile man-eating plants.
Concludes tomorrow at 9pm (S) (AD)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 193)


Author: John Wyndham
Adapted by: Patrick Harbinson
Producer: Stephen Smallwood
Director: Nick Copus
Bill Masen: Dougray Scott
Jo Playton: Joely Richardson
Torrence: Eddie Izzard
Bill's dad: Brian Cox
Durrant: Vanessa Redgrave
Coker: Jason Priestley
Walter Strange: Ewen Bremner
Osman: Shane Taylor
Professor Vorless: Andreas Hoppe
Lucy: Nora-Jane Noone
Michelle Beadley: Genevieve O'Reilly
Colonel: Tim Frances
Doctor Koch: Steven Elder
Ashdown: Adam Sinclair
Susan: Jenn Murray
Imogen: Julia Joyce
Cordelia: Rosalind Halstead
Hilda: Lizzie Hopley
Jeff: William Ilkley
Charlie: John Wilson Goddard
Vronsky: Paul Chahidi
Troy: Troy Glasgow
Father Thomas: Philip Anthony
Young Bill: Sam Williams

: BBC News

With Jane Hill.
Regional News; Weather with Rob McElwee (S)


Newsreader: Jane Hill
Weatherman: Rob McElwee

: Match of the Day

Featuring Chelsea v Fulham and Everton v Burnley.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.40am (S)


Producer: Phil Bigwood

: The Football League Show


Followed by Weatherview (S)

: Sign Zone

Repeats not indicated.

James May's Toy Stories
A two-storey Lego house. (S) (AD)
Shown on Sunday 20 December at 7pm on BBC2

2.20 Victorian Farm Christmas: 3/3
Making a pudding. (S) (AD)
Shown on Christmas Eve at 8pm BBC2

3.20 Defying Gravity: 12/13
Venus landing day arrives. (S) (AD)
Shown Monday 21 December at 11.25pm on BBC2

4.05 Defying Gravity: 13/13
Linden Zoe's life is put in danger. (S) (AD)
Shown on Monday 21 December at 12.05am on BBC2



Presenter (James May's Toy Stories): James May

: BBC News


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