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: Breakfast

Presented by Jon Kay and Kate Silverton. (S)


Presenter: Jon Kay
Presenter: Kate Silverton

: CBBC: Bear Behaving Badly

(R) (S)

: CBBC: Dani's House

(R) (S)

: CBBC: Shaun the Sheep

(R) (S)

: Piglet's Big Movie

Disney animated adventure based on the characters created by AA Milne.
Review page 88 (2003, U) (S) (W)


Based on the characters created by: A.A. Milne
Director: Francis Glebas

: The Tigger Movie

Disney animation. Tigger embarks on a quest to find the family he has never known. (2000, U) (S) (W)


Director: Jun Falkenstein

: Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco

Family adventure featuring the voices of Michael J Fox and Sally Field. (1996, U) (S) (W)


Director: David R Ellis
Chance (voice): Michael J Fox
Sassy (voice): Sally Field

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather (S)

: The Shaggy Dog

Sprightly fantasy comedy, based on the 1959 classic and its 1976 sequel, starring
Tim Allen.
Review page 88 (2006, U) (S) (W)
Simulcast in HD on BBC HD (see p213)


Director: Brian Robbins
Dave Douglas: Tim Allen

: Mary Poppins

Disney musical comedy starring Julie Andrews.
A London banker's search for a nanny to take care of his two children comes unstuck when the practically perfect Mary Poppins and her magic umbrella glide into their lives. (1964, U) (S) (W)
Barry Norman's Film of the Day: p88.
Simulcast in HD on BBC HD (see p213)


Director: Robert Stevenson
Mary Poppins: Julie Andrews
Bert: Dick Van Dyke
Mr Dawes Sr: Dick Van Dyke
Mr Banks: David Tomlinson
Mrs Banks: Glynis Johns
Ellen: Hermione Baddeley

: Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave

Nick Park's animated characters embark on their third adventure. Featuring the voices of Peter Sallis and Anne Reid. (R) (S)
Simulcast in HD on BBC HD (see p213)
Nick Park's perfect Christmas: page 274


Director: Nick Park
Wallace (voice): Peter Sallis
Wendolene (voice): Anne Reid

: BBC News

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


Newsreader: Mishal Husain
Weatherman: Daniel Corbett

: Big Top: 6/6

Sound technician Erasmus is accused of a string of burglaries so Lizzie kicks him out of the troupe, only to regret her hasty decision.
For cast see page 190 (S) (AD)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 213)
RT Direct: Big Top DVD offer. Details on page 190

: Celebrity Mastermind: 4/10

Comedian Joe Pasquale, actor Tony Audenshaw, and presenters Diane Louise Jordan and Roger Black are the contenders in the spotlight tonight. The next episode is New Year's Day at 8.30pm. (S)


Contestant: Joe Pasquale
Contestant: Tony Audenshaw
Contestant: Diane Louise Jordan
Contestant: Roger Black
Director: Derek Hallworth
Producer: Fiona Hamilton

: Waterloo Road

The governors arrive to inspect the merger and Max's actions have devastating repercussions for Rachel. Meanwhile, the pupils enjoy the last day of term. The series returns in the spring.
For cast see page 140 (S) (AD)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 213)

: The Turn of the Screw

Henry James's chilling ghost story is given a 1920s makeover in this dramatisation by Sandy Welch, starring Michelle Dockery and Sue Johnston. A young governess is sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, but is unsettled by the sense of intense evil that seems to lurk within. (S) (AD)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 213)
Snow queen: page 30


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Sandy Welch
Producer: Colin Wratten
Director: Tim Fywell
Ann: Michelle Dockery
Sarah Grose: Sue Johnston
Dr Fisher: Dan Stevens
Carla: Nicola Walker
Flora: Eva Sayer
Miles: Josef Lindsay
Master: Mark Umbers
Professor: Corin Redgrave
Baines: Wendy Albiston
Diane: Sarah Buckland
Peter Quint: Edward MacLiam
Emily Jessel: Katie Lightfoot
Abused maid: Nellie Burroughes
Ann's father: Peter Bygott
Young Ann: Honor Cargill-Martin
Police inspector: Cameron Stewart

: BBC News

With Mishal Husain.
Regional News; Weather with Helen Willetts. (S)


Newsreader: Mishal Husain
Weather presenter: Helen Willetts

: Victoria Wood: What Larks!

Behind the scenes of Victoria Wood's Midlife Christmas, the comedian's first Christmas special for almost ten years. Included are backstage secrets, out-takes and unseen footage. (S)


Comedian: Victoria Wood

: Film 2009 with Jonathan Ross

The host casts an eye over the past 12 months' top box-office successes as stars, including Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Zac Efron, reveal their favourites. (S)
Get your RT Guide to Films 2010: see page 63
Followed by National Lottery Update (S)


Presenter: Jonathan Ross
Interviewee: Matt Damon
Interviewee: Julianne Moore
Interviewee: Zac Efron
Director: Bex Palmer
Series producer: Tom Webber

: The Gingerbread Man

*** Thriller starring Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz and Robert Duvall. A Savannah lawyer becomes romantically involved with waitress Mallory Doss.
Mallory believes her father is trying to menace her and an investigation is launched. Review page 88. (1997, 15) (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview (S)


Director: Robert Altman
Rick Magruder: Kenneth Branagh
Mallory Doss: Embeth Davidtz
Dixon Doss: Robert Duvall

: Sign Zone: Cranford

Repeats not indicated.
Shown Sunday 27 December at 9pm. (S) (AD)

: BBC News


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