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: Breakfast

Presented by Jon Kay and Kate Silverton. (S)


Presenter: Jon Kay
Presenter: Kate Silverton

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.50pm (S)

: CBBC: Bear Behaving Badly

(R) (S)

: CBBC: Dani's House

(R) (S)

: CBBC: Shaun the Sheep

(R) (S)

: The Jungle Book 2

Animated adventure featuring the voice of Haley Joel Osment. Mowgli the man-cub goes back into the jungle. (2003, U) (S) (W)


Director: Steve Trenbirth
Mowgli (voice): Haley Joel Osment

: Return to Never Land

London during the Second World War: Peter Pan's former playmate Wendy's daughter Jane is kidnapped as bait by Captain Hook. (2002, U) (S) (W)


Director: Robin Budd

: 'Allo 'Allo!: The Gateau from the Chateau

It is time for General von Klinkerhoffen to die. (R) (S)

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather (S)

: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Disney comedy fantasy starring Rick Moranis. An inventor reduces his children to microscopic size in a freak accident.
Review p86 (1989, U) (S) (W)


Director: Joe Johnston
Wayne Szalinski: Rick Moranis

: 102 Dalmatians

Comedy adventure sequel starring Glenn Close.
Cruella De Vil leaves prison a seemingly changed woman - but she soon returns to her wicked ways.
Review p86 (2000, U) (S) (W)


Director: Kevin Lima
Cruella De Vil: Glenn Close

: Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Musical comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg as Las Vegas singer Deloris Van
Cartier, who dons the habit once again to help her nun friends save their school from closure. (1993, PG) (S) (W)
Simulcast on the BBC HD channel (see p203)


Director: Bill Duke
Deloris Van Cartier: Whoopi Goldberg

: Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out

Wallace and Gromit take a trip to the Moon to look for cheese.
Shown on 20 December on BBC3 (S)
Simulcast on the BBC HD channel (see p203)
Nick Park's perfect Christmas: page

: BBC News

With Mishal Husain.
Regional News; Weather with Daniel Corbett (S)


Newsreader: Mishal Husain
Weatherman: Daniel Corbett

: Celebrity Mastermind: 3/10

Alastair Stewart, Steve Backshall, Dave Vitty and Saira Khan try out the black chair. (S)


Contestant: Alastair Stewart
Contestant: Steve Backshall
Contestant: Dave Vitty
Contestant: Saira Khan

: EastEnders

Shirley has second thoughts about giving Phil an alibi. There's an unwelcome guest at the wedding mehndi.
Cast on pages 120 and 220
Repeated at 11pm on BBC3 (S) (AD)


Writer: Jake Riddell

: Holby City: Resolutions

Realising Joseph may be right about Lauren, Thandie risks her own reputation to get her to confess. After Jac lets Oliver help in an operation, the excitement gets the better of both of them - much to Penny's surprise. (S) (AD)


Writer: Chris Murray
Producer: Yasmin Kalli
Director: Dominic Keavey
Elliot Hope: Paul Bradley
Michael Spence: Hari Dhillon
Jac Naylor: Rosie Marcel
Joseph Byrne: Luke Roberts
Penny Valentine: Emma Catherwood
Oliver Valentine: James Anderson
Donna Jackson: Jaye Jacobs
Maria Kendall: Phoebe Thomas
Thandie Abebe-Griffin: Ginny Holder
Judith Marchant: Shelagh McLeod
Vanessa Lytton: Leslie Ash
Nicky Van Barr: Alan Morrissey
Lauren Minster: Riann Steele
Andy Hargrove: Simon Nehan
Tanya Black: Lisa Stevenson
Mina Booth: Souad Faress
Linden Cullen: Duncan Pow
Mark Williams: Robert Powell
Daisha Anderson: Rebecca Grant
Chrissie Williams: Tina Hobley
Paul Rose: Andrew Lewis
Holly Cullen: Charlotte Wakefield
Holly Cullen (aged 7): Tianna Webster
Holly Cullen (aged 4): Robyn Norwood
Angela Walker: Clara Salaman
Emma Walker: Ellie Darcey-Alden
Devika Bhal: Lolita Chakraharti
Father Thomas Logan: John Kavanagh
Olivia Cullen: Amy Shiels
Fayza Walker: Karina Minhas
Julia Philips: Glynis Brooks
Natasha Smith: Fliss Walton
Akmal: Najan Ward

: The Day of the Triffids: Part 2

The conclusion of the new dramatisation of John Wyndham's novel about a Britain facing annihilation by rampaging plants. Bill and his father face a race against time to clone a genetic mutation that will sterilise the Triffids.
See choice, page 188
For cast see page 190 (S) (AD)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 203)


Author: John Wyndham

: BBC News

With Mishal Husain.
Regional News; Weather with Rob McElwee (S)


Newsreader: Mishal Husain
Weatherman: Rob McElwee

: Sting's Winter Songbook

The former Police frontman returns to his roots in north-east England to perform a collection of newly created folk songs, carols and ballads in Durham Cathedral. He also visit the haunts of his youth in Newcastle with members of his early bands. (S)


Presenter/Musician: Sting
Director: Jim Gable
Producer: JP Davidson

: The Big Easy

Sizzling crime thriller starring Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin. In New Orleans, the steamy city of hot music and spicy food, the odd bribe is all in a day's work for cop Remy McSwain. But his job becomes complicated when a gang war threatens to blow the city apart. (1986, 15) (S) (W)
Barry Norman's Film of the Day: p86
Followed by Weatherview (S)


Director: Jim McBride
Remy McSwain: Dennis Quaid
Anne Osborne: Ellen Barkin

: Sign Zone

Repeats not indicated.

Oz and Hugh Drink to Christmas
With Oz Clarke and Hugh Dennis.
Shown Sun 20 Dec 9pm on BBC2 (S) (AD)

2.35 The Private Life of a Christmas Masterpiece - The Mystic Nativity
The darker side of Botticelli's masterpiece.
Shown Christmas Day 6pm on BBC2 (S) (AD)

3.25 Antiques Roadshow
Shown Sun 20 Dec 8pm (S)



Presenter (Oz and Hugh Drink to Christmas): Oz Clarke
Presenter (Oz and Hugh Drink to Christmas): Hugh Dennis

: BBC News


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