Pauline arrives home from America to find Arthur missing and an unexpected visitor in his place. Gita agrees to take things further with Guppy. For cast see Tuesday
The Fowlers rally round Arthur, but things go from bad to worse forthem when a muck-raking local journalist triesto make a drama out of his crisis.
Robbie discovers the meaning of Christmas too late to reap the rewards. And Phil starts to regret employing Nigel when his enthusiasm proves expensive at the Arches.
This week's episodes written by Christopher Reason
Mark tries to defend his family's name. Carol wants Robbie to recover his losses and Phil and Grant decide it's time for Nigel to make a career change. For cast see Tuesday Omnibus edition next Sunday
Cindy is back with a vengeance and Ricky returns from Paris to find a nasty shock awaits him. Mark decides to do some private investigation. Pauline fears Arthur is losing his grip. For cast see Tuesday
Roy is in a festive mood, while Pat is haunted by the Ghost of Christmas
Past. Gita enjoys her hot date. Mark is on a dangerous mission for justice.
This week's episodes written by Nicholas Hicks-Beach , David Richard-Fox and Shelley Miller Producer Jane Harris ; Director Dermot Boyd
Cindy seems to be the perfect wife, but does she have an ulterior motive?
Pauline fights to clear the family name and Carol surprises David with her sensitivity.
For cast see Tuesday Omnibus edition next Sunday
Gita plays with fire when she finds out that Sanjay won't be coming home for Christmas. Pat relents and allows
Kathy to make a call. Pauline goes to court confident that Arthur will be home for Christmas.
For cast see Tuesday 19 December
Pat reluctantly receives a visitor. Clare drops in on Felix with disastrous results, and Arthur isn't looking forward to Christmas.
The fortnights episodes written by Tony Jordan.
Joanne Maguire , Lisselle Kayla , David Richard-Fox , Simon Ashdown
Producers Alison Davis and Josephine Ward Directors Philip Casson and Pip Short
Felix talks about his past, while Gita dines with Guppy.
For cast see Tuesday 19 December Omnibus edition on Christmas Eve Stereo Subtitled .
The secrets of some of the BBC's most popular and prestigious programmes are revealed when Terry Wogan digs out classic clips from the archives.
Those guaranteed to be embarrassed include the stars of Absolutely
Fabulous, One Foot in the Grave, EastEnders, Pride and Prejudice, Roughnecks, Cardiac Arrest,
Dangerfield, The Brittas Empire,
Keeping Up Appearances and Top Gear.
The first of tonight's two offerings from Albert Square.
The Vic is full of Christmas cheer while the Fowlers put on a brave face. Pat's plans for a perfect Christmas take an unexpected turn. See today's choices.
Part 2 at 8.30pm. For cast see Tuesday 19 December
Part 2. Stereo. Subtitled.
Kathy is organising Steven's sixth birthday party, but has other things on her mind. Pat tries to pick up the pieces but only succeeds in driving people away. When Pauline visits her, they both find a shoulder to cry on. For cast see Tuesday 19 December
Ricky is determined to get some answers about his father, while David becomes the unlikely go-between.
Carol and Gita have surprise visitors. For cast see Thursday 19 December Omnibus edition on New Year's Eve