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Super sleuth is ready to take a back seat

SEEKING REVENGE: Dervla Kirwan appears as the villainess Miss Hartigan.

‘On a red carpet I’m terrified’ By Sarah O’Meara

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Dervla Kirwan returns to our screens as the baddie in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, to be screened on BBC One on Christmas Day. She tells us about family life with actor husband Rupert Penry-Jones here’s a chance that Dervla and their two children, and what it was like being the voice of those Kirwan’s two young children might get confused this Christ- Marks & Spencer ads.

Mummy’s playing the baddie in the Doctor Who Christmas Special on Christmas Day and Spooks’ star Rupert Penry-Jones (aka Daddy) is starring in a re-imagining of John Buchan’s 1915 novel The Thirty-nine Steps on Boxing Day. Best known for her portrayal of Assumpta Fitzgerald in the BBC drama series Ballykissangel, and as the voice of ‘those’ Marks and Spencers food adverts, the actress is now set to appear as the villainess of the Dr Who Christmas Special. After getting her big break playing across from Nicholas Lyndhurst in Goodnight Sweetheart in 1993, Dervla went on to play the sharp-tongued, dark-haired, vicar-seducing landlady of Fitzgeralds pub in the fictitious town of Ballykissangel. Both shows pulled in more than 13 million viewers, and Dervla admits that it was a ‘crazy time’. “I don’t think I could cope with it then,” she says. “But now I’m 10 years older, 10 years wiser, more relaxed and comfortable in my own skin. I’m very settled. I’ve got two kids and I see the bigger picture out there. But I’m still terrified when my husband and I get invited to red carpet events. I can go out in front of four to five thousand people [on stage] but put me on a red carpet and I’m

just terrified.” After three series’ worth of romantic drama on ‘BallyK’, played out on and off the screen with real-life boyfriend Stephen Tompkinson, Dervla moved on. But her seductive voice wasn’t out of ear-shot for long. Now synonymous with M&S food, Dervla’s Celtic tones have wrapped themselves around many an image of buttery potatoes. “I never thought I’d have a job where I’d have to sexualise Jersey Royal potatoes or hot steamy chocolate puddings,” she said. Fans of the actress will be pleased to find out that Dervla’s face is coming back to our screens on December 25. But despite weeks of filming with the current Timelord David Tennant, earlier this year, she says that she had no idea the actor was planning to leave the show. “I was really shocked when he told everyone at the National Television Awards, I couldn’t believe it. David Tennant’s going to be a very hard act to follow because he did just such a wonderful job taking over from Christopher Eccleston. I think David Morrissey would make a fantastic next doctor and I also think Martin Clunes would be fantastic. But I could be completely wrong about that. I don’t even know

who’s in the running.” Understandably, Dervla isn’t keen to give too much away about the festive Dr Who special. But she does have a few things to say about her character. “She’s the villainess of the piece. She is very, very evil and dripping with desire for revenge. She sides with the Cybermen who very much dominate the story. But, I can’t say anything else.” A big Dr Who fan herself, Dervla thinks she knows why the remakes have been so successful. “Dr Who definitely makes me feel like an eight-year-old. I’ve grown older but I don’t think I’ve grown up and [the writer] taps into that. Russell T Davies has a deep knowledge of what makes children tick and the children inside of us adults.” Ironically, the Irish actress explains they had to shoot the winter scenes of the Christmas special, in spring. “We filmed it in April, so we had fake snow. Fake snow and corsets. I’m sure there’s a title for an autobiography there somewhere!” ● Dr Who Christmas Special airs on BBC One on December 25.

IF YOU think that the real-life Geraldine McEwan is very different from her on screen alter ego, Miss Marple, you’d be wrong. The moment she opens her mouth, she is the sleuth – quiet, slightly amused voice, with eyes that glint as though she is the only one in on some private but fantastic joke. Put her in period costume and you’d swear a murder (and its subsequent inevitable solution) was just around the corner. Earlier this year, 76-year-old Geraldine announced she was retiring from the role, and the forthcoming Nemesis is your last chance to catch her playing Agatha Christie’s most-famous character. “Of course, it is terribly disappointing to have to pass the baton on,” she says, “but it has been a marvellous experience to inhabit this role for the last few years, and I am sure that my successor, Julia McKenzie, will thoroughly enjoy her time. “It’s been an absolute pleasure to work on Miss Marple since 2003,” she adds. “I leave with fond memories. Miss Marple has become part of me, in the nicest possible way.” Guest stars in Nemesis include Richard E Grant, who’ll play Marple’s nephew, Raymond West, plus Ronni Ancona, George Cole and Adrian Rawlins, who plays Harry Potter’s dad in the magical series of films. “It’s fantastic for me in that every day I do scene after scene with different incredible people,” explains Geraldine. Nonetheless, she admits it can get lonely. “The loneliness I speak of is that nobody shares my experience,” she says. “Every film is a new cast. I have nobody to reminisce with. I kind of wish some of the actors would be in the next one as well!” Any young actors visiting the set would do well to corner the actress for a sit-down. Born in Windsor and making her theatre debut at just 14, she has been working since the 1950s when she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and performed alongside Laurence Olivier to great acclaim. In relinquishing the mantle of Marple, Geraldine is planning to focus on her family life. She has two children and seven grandchildren. Her husband, Hugh Cruttwell, passed away in 2002. “I’m blessed with children and grandchildren, and Marple has been a lovely thing for me to be very occupied with. “It’s a very unusual character, really.” ● Marple: Nemesis will be shown on ITV1 on Thursday January 1, at 9pm.

FOND FAREWELL: Geraldine McEwan will be playing Miss Marple for the last time in Marple: Nemesis.


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Tom dances his way to happiness By Kate Whiting

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Having wowed the audiences on both Strictly Come Dancing and Holby, Tom Chambers will be back in sequins for the hristmas and Strictly Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special on Christmas Day, Come Dancing were whether he’s crowned king of the dance floor or not. made for each other.

There’s no better way to watch Tom, 31, who is due to leave Holby far in the show and they obviously the sparkly sequin-fest than with a mince pie on your lap and the City as Sam Strachan before the end get on very well, despite Tom giving of the year, says the experience of her a cheeky nickname. lights twinkling on the tree. “I call her Camzilla!” he admits. appearing in Strictly has been far This year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special will be one of the highlights of the season’s telly viewing as all the contestants return to the show for an extra special extravaganza. The sixth series of the celebrity ballroom dancing show has once again produced some spectacular dance routines and a fair bit of offscreen drama. As we go to press, actor Tom Chambers is currently one of the hot favourites to win the show with his dance partner Camilla Dallerup, but he says whatever happens, he can’t wait to come back for the Christmas special. “Even if you get knocked out, everyone’s back for the Christmas special and it’s such an incredible show. “Everyone from the age of five to 85 adores it and in these current times, with nothing but uncertainty in society, then at least it’s lighthearted entertainment. But the best thing about it is when you realise the public are keeping you in.”

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more scary than acting. “It’s very exposing and frightening doingStrictly,becauseIgettohidebehinda character at Holby and if something’s not good, then you say, ‘well the writing’s not very good or it was a bad day’, whereas on Strictly it’s you and it’s really unnerving, you could get criticised for smiling or not smiling!” The judges – Arlene, Craig, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli – are known for having their pet gripes about how each of the contestants performs, so who is Tom’s least favourite? “How can I be diplomatic about this?” he says, smiling. “Lenny specialises in ballroom, so you want to make sure your feet are doing the right thing because he’s very pedantic about that, quite rightly so, and then with Craig, you’re also going ‘uh-oh, what’s he going to say?’, because you have no idea whether he’s going to say anything negative or positive about your routine, he always picks something!” Tom’s dance partner, Camilla, is one of the reasons Tom has come so

Throughout the series Tom has skillfully turned his hand to one new dance move after another and he says his favourite is the American Smooth. “I loved that! I think I was born in the wrong era. I love the 1930s with the old Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, you know, real style.” Strictly’s gruelling training schedule has certainly taken it out of the hunky actor. “More than anything, you’re constantly mentally exhausted because it’s just overload of information,” he says. Once Christmas is over, Tom will be donning his dancing shoes again to go on the Strictly Come Dancing tour and then, who knows, but for now Strictly has changed his life. “It sounds so cheesy and cliched, but if you’re going to get fit, there’s no better way than with music and steps. It’s lovely. I’ve always wanted to learn how to dance properly, it’s a joy, it’s a dream.” ● Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special will be shown on BBC One on Christmas Day at 7pm.


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Let battle of the ice commence

STRONG CONTENDER: Chris Fountain.

GRACEFUL CHAMPION: Suzanne Shaw.

Dancing on Ice returns for a Christmas Special on Christmas Day at 8pm and this time it’s Girls vs Boys, led by Torvill and Dean. Suzanne Shaw and Chris Fountain talk about the battle for ice supremacy.

On the attack: Chris Fountain

Defending her crown: Suzanne Shaw

● Have you been skating since the last show? “I’ve been trying to keep it up but obviously it’s quite difficult because I’m still working on Hollyoaks. I try to go to the ice rink every now and then. I’ve been back training recently, attempting to get back into the swing of things.” ● How does it feel to be back in your skates? “Good, I don’t seem to have lost anything. I’m a bit rusty on some of the moves but I’m working on them at the moment. I want to make sure I win.” ● Do you think you’ll feel as much pressure as the last competition? “As it’s a Christmas thing, I think it’ll be a lot more about fun. ● Were you disappointed you didn’t win the series? “A little bit. Now it’s ‘girls vs boys’ I think my main competition will be Suzanne. I know I can already do a couple of things she can’t do.” ● What message would you like to give to Suzanne? “I hope she’s well. Good luck, I hope you don’t get injured!”

● Have you been skating since the last show? “After we finished I went into Chicago, then I had a month off to go on holiday and spend time with my son.” ● Are you looking forward to seeing the judges again? “I’ll feel a lot more confident and comfortable in knowing what to expect.” ● Who from the show have you kept in contact with? “I’ve become really good friends with Clare Buckfield, who was in the series before me, and Kyran Bracken because we did the tour together.” ● Having been crowned the champion, do you think the other dancers will be gunning to beat you? “Well, I’ve already had a conversation with Chris Fountain about this. He said: ‘Right I’m going to beat you this time!’ So maybe!” ● Do the girls have a secret weapon? “I think the girls have got the grace on the ice. The boys have their strength and fast pace, but I think the grace will help us.” ● What message would you like to give to Chris? “Watch your back!”

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Keeping Up Appearances 11.00 FILM: Road to Singapore (1940) 12.35 dinnerladies 1.20 The Vicar of Dibley 2.15 Only Fools and Horses 2.55 The Two Ronnies 4.10 Morecambe and Wise — The Greatest Moment 5.50 My Family 6.30 The Vicar of Dibley 7.20 Only Fools and Horses 8.00 Blackadder’s Christmas Carol Comic version of the classic tale. 9.00 The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook The duo’s favourite songs and sketches from their festive shows. 10.20 Only Fools and Horses 11.25 The Royle Family 12.05 The Worst Week of My Life 12.45 FILM: Road to Singapore (1940) 2.25 One Foot in the Grave 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Live Test Cricket. India v England. 12.00 Soccer Saturday 12.30 Live Football League. Birmingham City v Reading (Kickoff 12.45pm). 3.00 Soccer Saturday 5.15 Live Saturday Night Football,. Sheffield United v Crystal Palace (Kick-off 5.20pm). 7.30 You’re on Sky Sports! 8.25 Football First A Premier League match in full. 10.15 Football First 11.45 Football First 1.15 Football First 2.45 Sky Sports Classics 3.00 Rugby Union 4.00 Live Test Cricket. India v England. All the action from day three of the Second Test. EUROSPORT: 7.30 Eurogoals 8.00 Equestrian 9.00 Eurogoals 9.30 Live Biathlon 11.00 Live Alpine Skiing 12.45 Live Ski Jumping 2.30 Live Snooker: UK Championship 5.00 Biathlon 6.00 Alpine Skiing 7.00 Live Snooker: UK Championship The second semi-final. 10.00 World Rally Championship 11.00 World Touring Car Championship 12.00 Poker 1.00 Close LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 I Dream of Jeannie 7.30 I Dream of Jeannie 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 The Golden Girls 9.30 The Golden Girls 10.00 Charmed 11.00 Blood Ties 12.00 So You Think You Can Dance 1.00 Extreme: Skinny Celebrities 2 2.00 Maury 2.55 The Jerry Springer Show 3.25 The Jerry Springer Show 3.55 Maury 4.50 The Fix 5.00 Home Video Heroes 5.30 Home Video Heroes 6.00 Will & Grace 6.30 Will & Grace 7.00 Criminal Minds 8.00 Ghost Whisperer 9.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Blood Ties 2.00 Home Video Heroes 2.30 Home Video Heroes 3.00 Moonlight 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Golden Girls 5.05 The Golden Girls 5.30 Home Shopping

Saturday 6.00 Breakfast. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen. 11.30 Indian Food Made Easy. 12.00 BBC News; Weather. 12.10 Football Focus. 1.00 Racing from Ascot and Show Jumping. 2.30 Live Snooker: UK Championship. The first session of the second semi-final. Coverage continues on BBC2. 4.30 Final Score. 5.20 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 5.40 Hole in the Wall. 6.10 Out-Take TV. Blunders from EastEnders. 6.40 Strictly Come Dancing. Final of the pro-celebrity contest. The results show can be seen at 9pm. 7.55 The National Lottery Draws. 8.10 Casualty. Part one of two. Jessica takes desperate measures to escape her controlling husband. Concludes tomorrow. 9.00 Strictly Come Dancing. The winning couple is announced. Last in the series. 9.45 Outnumbered. Six-year-old Karen becomes preoccupied with Satan. 10.15 BBC News; Weather; National Lottery Update. 10.30 Match of the Day. Highlights include West Ham United v Aston Villa. 11.40 FILM: Snake Eyes (1998). A corrupt cop seals all the exits in a casino as he frantically searches for the assassin of a top US government official. Thriller, starring Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise; Weatherview. 1.20 Sign Zone: Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen. 1.50 Sign Zone: Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen. 2.20 Sign Zone: Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen. 2.50 Sign Zone: The Hairy Bakers’ Christmas Special. 3.50 Sign Zone: Stephen Fry in America. 4.50 BBC News. BBC1 WALES 4.30 Wales on Saturday.

6.00 CBeebies. 7.00 CBBC. 11.00 Doctor Who — The Infinite Quest. 11.50 FILM: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). Animated fantasy. 1.00 Natural World. 1.50 FILM: Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont (2005). Premiere. Comedy. 3.30 Strictly Come Dancing — It Takes Two. 4.30 Live Snooker.

Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1 5.00 A Wild Cairngorms Winter. 5.30 FILM: Dad’s Army (1971). TV comedy spin-off. 7.00 Live Snooker. 9.10 Porridge. 9.40 Have I Got a Bit More News for You. 10.25 FILM: V for Vendetta (2005). Premiere. Thriller. 12.25 Never Mind the Buzzcocks. 12.55 Snooker. 1.45 FILM: Santee (1973). 3.15 BBC News. 4.50 Close. BBC2 WALES 5.30 Gardeners’ World Special. 6.30 Porridge.

6.00 Sunrise. 7.00 Milkshake! 10.00 The Gadget Show. 11.00 World’s Strongest Man Super Series. 12.00 Trial of the Knights Templar. 1.00 Zoo Days. 1.30 FILM: Salt Water Moose (1996). Drama, starring Timothy Dalton. 3.30 FILM: Single Santa Seeks Mrs Claus (2004). Festive comedy, starring Crystal Bernard.

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6.10 The Hoobs. 6.35 The Hoobs. 7.00 Goalissimo. 8.00 The Morning Line. 8.55 The Simpsons. 9.25 The Simpsons. 9.55 The Simpsons. 10.25 FILM: Kidnapped (1971). 12.20 Relentless.

6.00 The Treacle People. 6.10 The Hoobs. 7.00 Goalissimo. 8.00 The Morning Line. 8.55 T4: unsignedAct. 9.55 T4: Friends. 10.25 T4: 4Music Top Tunes of 2008. 11.30 T4: Friends. 12.00 T4: Bedtime Stories: T4 Movie Special. 12.30 T4: 101 Challenges. 1.20 T4: Australia: T4 Movie Special. 1.55 Channel 4 Racing from Haydock Park, Newcastle and Lingfield Park. Including the 3.10 Sodexo Prestige Tommy Whittle H'cap Chase (3m). 3.55 Supernanny USA. Jo Frost helps a single mother of three. 4.45 FILM: Bugsy Malone (1976). Musical spoof, starring Scott Baio. 6.30 News. 6.55 Come Dine with Me at Christmas. Four amateur cooks create a festive meal. 8.00 Willie’s Perfect Chocolate Christmas. Chocolate-maker Willie Harcourt-Cooze prepares festive recipes. 9.00 FILM: A Knight’s Tale (2001). Comedy adventure, starring Heath Ledger. 11.35 FILM: Hidden (2005). Premiere. Thriller, with Daniel Auteuil. 1.50 Pagans. 2.55 FILM: How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale (2000). Comedy, starring John Stamos. 4.30 Hill Street Blues. 5.20 Scrapheap Challenge. 5.10 FILM: Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004). Adventure. 7.45 Five News and Sport. 8.00 NCIS. Gibbs's former commanding officer is accused of murder. 9.00 CSI: NY. A murder victim is discovered with her eyelids removed. 10.00 CSI: NY. 11.00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent. 12.00 Quiz Call. 4.05 Wildlife SOS. 4.30 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2007. 5.15 Big Ideas That Changed the World.

1.05 101 Challenges. 1.55 Channel 4 Racing from Haydock Park, Newcastle and Lingfield Park. 3.55 Eating for Britain. 4.10 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Newyddion. 5.10 Y Clwb Rygbi. 7.25 Sgorio Cymru. Including Llanelli v Bangor City, Newtown v Rhyl and Port Talbot v The New Saints FC. 8.00 Newyddion a Chwaraeon. 8.15 Carolau O Langollen. Robin Jones and Heledd Cynwal introduce the annual carol concert from the Llangollen Pavilion to raise funds for Hope House, with performances by Gwyn Hughes Jones and Tara Bethan.

5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 CITV. 12.10 ITV News; Weather. 12.20 Granada News; Weather. 12.25 Coronation Street. 2.40 FILM: Honey (2003). Premiere. Drama, starring Jessica Alba. 4.30 Britannia High: Behind the Scenes. 5.30 Britannia High Finale. 6.35 Granada News; Weather. 6.45 ITV News; Weather. 6.55 You’ve Been Framed! 7.25 Harry Hill’s TV Burp. 7.55 All Star Mr & Mrs Christmas Special. Featuring Ronan Keating, Tamzin Outhwaite and Terry Venables.

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Sunday 6.00 Breakfast. 7.45 Match of the Day. 9.00 The Andrew Marr Show. 10.00 Christmas Voices. 11.00 FILM: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002). Animated adventure. 12.20 BBC News; Weather. 12.30 Keeping Up Appearances. 1.30 EastEnders. 3.25 Dustbin Baby. 4.55 Lifeline. 5.05 Songs of Praise. 5.40 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 6.05 After You’ve Gone. Festive special of the comedy. 6.45 Antiques Roadshow. Prince Charles guests in a special edition from Dumfries House, Ayrshire. 7.45 Lark Rise to Candleford. New series opening with a feature-length Christmas special. The residents are captivated by a beguiling, barefoot girl called Cinderella Doe, who is searching for a man named Jeremiah Mears. However, he died more than 80 years previously — and to complicate matters, so did she. Sheridan Smith guest stars. 9.00 Casualty. Part two of two. Jessica is rushed into resus, where the ensuing discussion makes Adam realise he could be the father of her baby. Meanwhile, loan shark Benny sees the error of his ways after his sister’s apparently miraculous escape from death. Joe Absolom and Andrew Sachs guest star. 10.00 BBC News; Weather. 10.20 Match of the Day 2. Highlights include Arsenal v Liverpool. 11.20 FILM: Face/Off (1997). Action thriller, with Nicolas Cage and John Travolta; Weatherview. 1.35 Sign Zone: Holby City. 2.35 Sign Zone: Survivors. 3.35 Sign Zone: After Rome: Holy War and Conquest. 4.35 BBC News.

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6.00 CBeebies. 7.00 CBBC. 10.05 FILM: That Darn Cat! (1965) Disney comedy, starring Hayley Mills. 12.00 Natural World. 1.00 Olympia Horse Show. 3.00 Live Snooker: UK Championship. The opening session of the final. 6.20 Dad’s Army. Captain Mainwaring's brother visits.

Graham Norton Uncut, BBC2 7.00 Top Gear. Tom Jones is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. 8.00 Live Snooker: UK Championship. The concluding session of the final. 11.00 Have I Got News for You. Jeremy Clarkson guest hosts. Last in the series. 11.30 Graham Norton Uncut. 12.15 Heroes. 1.00 Dragons’ Den: Outside the Den. 2.00 FILM: Wild River (1960). Drama, starring Montgomery Clift. 3.45 BBC News. 4.35 Inside Sport. 5.05 Close. BBC2 WALES 6.20 Scrum V.

6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Animal Rescue Squad. 10.20 Live FIFA Club World Cup Final. Coverage from the International Stadium of Yokohama in Japan (Kick-off 10.30am). 12.50 Police Interceptors. 1.50 Megastructures. 2.50 Zoo Days. 3.00 FILM: The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002). Fact-based drama, starring Jason Alexander.

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6.40 The Hoobs. 7.05 Transworld Sport. 7.55 Adrenalin Rush. 8.25 Freesports on 4. 8.55 Hollyoaks. 11.25 The Simpsons. 11.55 The Simpsons.

6.20 Inuk. 6.35 The Hoobs. 7.00 Transworld Sport. 7.50 Adrenalin Rush. 8.20 Freesports on 4. 8.50 T4: Friends. 9.20 T4: Friends. 9.50 T4: Hollyoaks. 12.20 T4: unsignedAct. 1.25 T4: Relentless. 2.15 T4: The Green Room: Christmas Special. 3.20 T4: Friends. 3.50 T4: The Simpsons. 4.20 Deal or No Deal: Scrooge v Santa. 5.10 Christmas at River Cottage. Brussels sprouts get a new lease of life. 6.10 News. 6.30 FILM: Oliver Twist (2005). Premiere. Dickens adaptation, starring Ben Kingsley. 9.00 The Sunday Night Christmas Project. Featuring Simon Pegg and Kaiser Chiefs. 10.00 The Charlotte Church Nutcracking Christmas Special. With Ronnie Corbett, Jo Brand, Ruth Jones and James Corden. 11.10 Russell Brand’s Christmas Ponderland. The comedian considers the festive season. 11.45 The IT Crowd. 12.15 4Music: Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Rufus Wainwright. 1.20 Dickens’ Secret Lover. 2.20 Pagans. 3.20 The Secret Family of Jesus. 5.20 The Highlander Challenge World Championship. 4.55 Five News and Sport. 5.15 FILM: Father Hood (1993). Action comedy, starring Patrick Swayze. 7.00 FILM: Christmas with the Kranks (2004). Premiere. Comedy, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen. Including Five News update. 9.00 Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments. 12.00 30 Rock. 12.30 Prison Break. 1.30 NFL Live. 4.20 Kickboxing: Now Is the Time — Night of Combat. 5.15 Big Ideas That Changed the World.

12.25 The Simpsons. 12.55 Rownd a Rownd. 1.30 Rownd a Rownd. 2.00 Friends. 2.30 FILM: Miracle on 34th Street (1994). 4.35 Byw yn yr Ardd. 5.05 Newyddion. 5.10 Pobol y Cwm. 7.05 Newyddion. 7.20 Mastermind Plant Cymru. Children’s edition of quiz. 8.00 Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol. Alwyn Humphreys presents a Christmas celebration from Ewenny Priory with Shân Cothi and Rhydian Roberts. 9.00 Teulu T Glynne. The creative impact that broadcaster and novelist T Glynne Davies has had on his family.

5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 CITV. 9.45 The Championship. 10.45 Lewis Hamilton — World Champion. 11.45 ITV News; Weather. 11.50 Granada News; Weather. 11.55 FILM: Curly Sue (1991). Family comedy, starring James Belushi. 1.55 FILM: Casper (1995). Family comedy, starring Christina Ricci. 3.45 FILM: ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, with Henry Thomas. 6.00 Granada News; Weather. 6.15 ITV News; Weather.

Clash of the Santas, ITV1 6.30 Alan Titchmarsh at Christmas. Guests include Julie Walters, Will Young and Emma Bunton. 7.30 You’ve Been Framed! Christmas Special. A festive edition of the home video show. 8.00 The Royal. A shooting incident takes place on the moors. With guest star Sean Wilson. 9.00 Clash of the Santas. One-off comedy drama, reuniting Robson Green and Mark Benton as Northern Lights' Colin and Howie. 11.00 ITV News. 11.15 Britain’s Love Story. Tales of obsessive love. Last in the series. 12.15 Little Town of Bethlehem; ITV News Headlines. 1.15 Sleep Walkers: Secrets of the Night. 2.10 60 Minute Makeover. 3.00 Antiques Auction. 3.45 ITV Nightscreen.

10.05 Atgofion Nadolig Yng Nghymru. Matthew Rhys and Gwion Jones dicuss their new film. 10.30 The Charlotte Church Nutcracking Christmas Special. With Ronnie Corbett, Jo Brand, Ruth Jones and James Corden. 11.35 The Sunday Night Christmas Project. Featuring Simon Pegg and Kaiser Chiefs. 12.35 Willie’s Perfect Chocolate Christmas. 1.30 Russell Brand’s Christmas Ponderland. 1.55 FILM: Brick Lane (2007). Premiere. Drama, starring Tannishtha Chatterjee. 3.40 Unreported World. 4.10 Diwedd.

Satellite FILMS 6.00 The Illusionist (2006) With Edward Norton. Sky Movies Drama. 6.30 Spy Hard (1996) With Leslie Nielsen. Sky Movies Comedy. 6.30 The Wild (2006) Animated comedy, featuring the voice of Kiefer Sutherland. Sky Movies Family. 6.30 A Scanner Darkly (2006) Animated drama, starring Keanu Reeves. Sky Movies Indie. 7.10 Uncommon Valor (1983) With Gene Hackman. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 7.15 The Breed (2006) With Michelle Rodriguez. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 7.25 King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) Fantasy horror, starring Michael Keith. Sky Movies Classics. 7.30 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Two Jedi encounter the infamous General Grievous. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Enchanted (2007) Fantasy comedy, starring Amy Adams. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Click (2006) With Adam Sandler. Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 The Trench (1999) With Daniel Craig. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Cars (2006) Animated adventure, with the voices of Owen Wilson and Paul Newman. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 Beaches (1988) Tear-jerking drama, starring Bette Midler. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 8.15 Hard Eight (1996) Crime drama, starring Gwyneth Paltrow. Sky Movies Indie. 9.00 The Bone Collector (1999) With Denzel Washington. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 9.00 Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Fact-based World War Two drama, starring Martin Balsam. Sky Movies Classics. 9.00 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) With Ioan Gruffudd. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 9.45 Gridiron Gang (2006) With Dwayne Johnson. Sky Movies Drama. SKY1: 6.00 Hour of Power 7.00 Gladiators 8.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics US 9.00 Brainiac Christmas Cracker 10.00 Gladiators 11.00 WWE: Experience 12.00 Guinness World Records Smashed! 1.00 FILM: Short Circuit 2 (1988) 3.10 FILM: George and the Dragon (2004) 4.55 Bite Size Brainiac 5.00 The Simpsons 5.30 The Simpsons 6.00 Noel’s Christmas Presents 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 Gladiators: The Legends Strike Back The new generation of musclebound warriors face their legendary counterparts. 9.30 The Simpsons 10.00 FILM: Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) 12.05 Road Wars 1.00 Xmas Parties Uncovered 1.55 Rooney’s Top 20 Premier League Goals 2.20 Mile High 3.15 Mile High 4.10 Vanity Insanity 4.35 Vanity Insanity 5.00 Bite Size Brainiac 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 Fantasy Island 7.00 Keeping Up Appearances 7.40 Keeping Up

Appearances 8.20 Keeping Up Appearances 9.00 Keeping Up Appearances 9.40 As Time Goes By 10.20 As Time Goes By 11.00 One Foot in the Grave 11.35 The Two Ronnies 12.25 My Family 1.05 Only Fools and Horses 1.50 My Family 2.55 TV’s Greatest Christmas Moments 4.55 Blackadder’s Christmas Carol 5.50 The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook 7.10 Only Fools and Horses 7.55 My Family Janey has a surprise for the Harpers. 9.00 The Royle Family 9.40 Only Fools and Horses Concluding part. The Trotters arrive in America. 11.40 The Worst Week of My Life 12.20 The Royle Family 1.00 The Two Ronnies 1.50 Close Up 2.00 As Time Goes By 2.30 As Time Goes By 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Live Test Cricket. India v England. 1.00 Live Super Sunday. West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City (Kick-off 1.30pm). 3.30 Live Super Sunday. Arsenal v Liverpool (Kick-off 4.00pm). 6.30 Super Sunday: The Last Word 7.00 Live Spanish Football A La Liga match. 10.00 Football Special 11.30 Super Sunday: The Last Word 12.00 Spanish Football 2.00 Football Special 3.30 Super Sunday: The Last Word 4.00 Live Test Cricket. India v England. All the action from the fourth and penultimate day. EUROSPORT: 7.30 Equestrian 8.45 Live Alpine Skiing 9.45 Live Biathlon 11.15 Alpine Skiing 11.45 Live Alpine Skiing 12.45 Live Ski Jumping 2.30 Nordic Combined Skiing 2.45 Live Snooker: UK Championship 6.00 WATTS 6.15 Nordic Combined Skiing 7.00 Wintersports Weekend 7.30 Biathlon 8.00 Live Snooker: UK Championship The concluding session of the final. 11.00 Biathlon 12.00 Wintersports Weekend 12.30 Close LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 I Dream of Jeannie 7.30 I Dream of Jeannie 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 The Golden Girls 9.30 The Golden Girls 10.00 Charmed 11.00 Blood Ties 12.00 America’s Next Top Model 1.00 Exposed: Julia Roberts 2.00 Maury 2.55 The Jerry Springer Show 3.25 The Jerry Springer Show 3.55 Maury 4.50 The Fix 5.00 America’s Next Top Model 6.00 Kyle XY 7.00 Extreme: Celebrity Yo-Yo Dieters 8.00 Nothing to Declare 8.30 Nothing to Declare 9.00 CSI: Miami 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 Charmed 1.00 Blood Ties 2.00 Veronica Mars 3.00 Moonlight 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Golden Girls 5.05 The Golden Girls 5.30 Home Shopping


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The Chronicle December, 2008 FILMS 6.00 The Skulls (2000) With Joshua Jackson. Sky Movies Drama. 6.10 Sliding Doors (1998) Quirky comedy drama. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 6.15 The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) Fantasy adventure, starring Noah Wyle. Sky Movies Family. 6.25 Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007) With Ashley Benson. Sky Movies Comedy. 6.40 Mission: Impossible III (2006) With Tom Cruise. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 7.00 Creepshow (1982) With Leslie Nielsen. Sky Movies Scifi/Horror. 7.05 Two for the Road (1967) Romantic comedy, with Audrey Hepburn. Sky Movies Classics. 7.30 Alex Zane’s Guest List Sky Movies Premiere. 7.55 Volver (2006) Comedy drama, starring Penelope Cruz. Sky Movies Indie. 8.00 Beowulf (2007) Animated fantasy, with the voice of Ray Winstone. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007) With Rowan Atkinson. Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 The Last King of Scotland (2006) With Forest Whitaker. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Evan Almighty (2007) Comedy, starring Steve Carell. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 Joe Kidd (1972) Western, starring Clint Eastwood. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 9.00 Sudden Death (1995) With Jean-Claude Van Damme. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 9.00 Bandolero! (1968) Western, starring James Stewart. Sky Movies Classics. 9.00 Disturbia (2007) With Shia LaBeouf. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 9.30 Tango & Cash (1989) Adventure, starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 9.45 Madagascar 2 Special Sky Movies Comedy. 9.45 The Nativity Story (2006) Drama, with Keisha Castle-Hughes. Sky Movies Family. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Gladiators 8.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics US 9.00 FILM: Christmas Caper (2007) 10.40 Bite Size Brainiac 11.00 Noel’s Christmas Presents 12.30 Malcolm in the Middle 1.00 Malcolm in the Middle 1.30 Guinness World Records Smashed! 2.30 Futurama 3.00 Futurama 3.30 Futurama 4.00 Futurama 4.30 Futurama 5.00 Futurama 5.30 Futurama 6.00 Gladiators: The Legends Strike Back 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 The Simpsons 8.30 The Simpsons 9.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics First of two festive editions of the game show. 10.00 Britney: For the Record 11.30 FILM: Body of Evidence (1992) 1.25 Road Wars 2.20 Stargate SG-1 3.15 Stargate SG-1 4.10 Vanity Insanity 4.35 Vanity Insanity 5.00 Bite Size Brainiac 5.10 Guilty!

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G.O.L.D: 6.00 As Time Goes By 7.20 The Two Ronnies 8.20 2point4 Children 9.00 As Time Goes By 9.40 What a Carry On! 10.15 Last of the Summer Wine 10.55 Last of the Summer Wine 11.35 My Family 12.40 The Two Ronnies 1.40 Steptoe and Son 2.45 Only Fools and Horses 4.50 As Time Goes By 5.30 Last of the Summer Wine 6.10 Last of the Summer Wine 6.50 My Family 7.55 Steptoe and Son Harold plans to spend Christmas abroad. 9.00 Only Fools and Horses Del-Boy goes eco-friendly. 10.30 The Royle Family 11.10 Men Behaving Badly 11.50 The Thin Blue Line 12.30 The Royle Family 1.10 Men Behaving Badly 1.50 The Thin Blue Line 2.25 Men Behaving Badly 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Live Test Cricket 12.00 Seamaster Sailing 12.30 Powerboating 1.00 Football Special 2.30 Super Sunday: The Last Word 3.00 Test Cricket 5.30 Big League Weekend 2 7.00 Live Darts Day four of the 2009 PDC World Championship. 11.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 12.30 Big League Weekend 2 2.00 Seamaster Sailing 2.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 3.30 Wild Spirits 4.00 Live Test Cricket EUROSPORT: 7.30 Wintersports Weekend 8.00 Alpine Skiing 9.00 Equestrian 10.00 F1: The Factory 10.30 Biathlon 11.00 Ski Jumping 12.30 Biathlon 1.30 Alpine Skiing 2.30 Alpine Skiing 3.30 Wintersports Weekend 4.00 UEFA Champions League Classics 5.00 Eurogoals 5.30 Eurogoals 6.00 International Football 7.00 Fight Club Action from the world of combat sports. 9.00 Strongest Man The IFSA Strongman Champions League event. 10.00 WATTS 11.00 Remi Christmas 11.30 F1: The Factory 12.00 F1: The Factory 12.30 Close LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 Bewitched 7.30 Bewitched 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 Home Video Heroes 9.30 Home Video Heroes 10.00 The Jerry Springer Show 10.30 The Jerry Springer Show 11.00 The Steve Wilkos Show 11.55 Maury 12.50 Maury 1.45 The Fix 2.00 The Doctors Live 3.00 Will & Grace 3.30 Will & Grace 4.00 Charmed 5.00 Charmed 6.00 The Underdog Show 7.00 Will & Grace 7.30 Will & Grace 8.00 Kyle XY 9.00 CSI: Miami 10.00 Lipstick Jungle 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Will & Grace 1.30 Will & Grace 2.00 CSI: Miami 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Jerry Springer Show 5.05 The Jerry Springer Show 5.30 Home Shopping

Monday 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Animal 24:7. 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer; BBC News; Weather. 11.00 To Buy or Not to Buy. 11.30 Cash in the Attic; BBC News; Weather. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. 3.15 Diagnosis Murder. 4.00 FILM: The Cat in the Hat (2003). Comedy fantasy, starring Mike Myers. 5.15 Weakest Link. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 North West Tonight; Weather. 7.00 Dom’s on the Case of the Drugs Lottery. 7.30 Watchdog. Presented by Nicky Campbell, Julia Bradbury and Paul Heiney; BBC News. 8.00 EastEnders. Shirley knows Suzy cannot be pregnant and decides to tell Phil. 8.30 Panorama. Robert Peston reflects on a tumultuous year for the economy. 9.00 QI. Festive edition, with Dom Joly, Clive Anderson and Rob Brydon. 9.30 Gavin & Stacey. The newlyweds find themselves leading separate lives. The final episode can be seen at 10.35pm. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Gavin & Stacey. Nessa goes into labour. Last in series. 11.05 A Question of Sport. 11.35 BBC One Session: Duffy. 12.20 FILM: Surviving Christmas (2004). Premiere. Festive comedy; Weatherview. 1.50 Sign Zone: Lark Rise to Candleford. 3.05 Sign Zone: Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen. 3.35 Sign Zone: Antiques Roadshow. 4.35 BBC News. BBC1 WALES 1.30 BBC Wales Today. 6.30 BBC Wales Today; Weather. 10.25 BBC Wales Today; Weather.

December 22

6.00 CBeebies.8.30 The Life of Mammals. 9.30 Wainwright Walks. 10.00 Timeshift: Last Days of Steam. 11.00 FILM: A Walk in the Sun (1945). 12.55 Murder, She Wrote. 1.40 FILM: Merry Christmas (2005). World War One drama. 3.25 Flog It! 4.25 Escape to the Country. 5.10 Ready, Steady, Cook. 5.55 FILM: Finding Neverland (2004).

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7.30 The Good Life. 8.00 University Challenge. 8.30 FILM: The Brothers Grimm (2005). Premiere. Fantasy adventure. 10.20 Heroes. 11.00 TOTP2 at Christmas. 11.45 Outnumbered. 12.15 Heroes Unmasked. 12.35 Blue Peter at 50. 1.35 Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means. 2.35 FILM: Days of Wine and Roses (1962). 4.25 Close. BBC2 WALES 7.30 The Welsh Way of Life.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 Who Really Killed Jesus? 10.00 Michaela’s Zoo Babies. 11.00 Penguin Adventure with Nigel Marven. 11.50 Zoo Days. 12.00 World’s Strongest Man Super Series. 1.00 FILM: A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004). Drama. 2.50 FILM: A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004).

HTV

1.55 ITV Wales News; Weather. 6.00 ITV Wales News; Weather. 10.30 ITV Wales News; Weather. 10.40 Doug Strong’s Special Places. 11.10 Soccer Review 08. 11.40 The Mystery of the Missing Earl: Real Crime.

Central

1.55 Local News; Weather. 6.00 Central Tonight; Weather. 10.30 Local News; Weather. 10.40 Forensic Casebook with Matthew Kelly. Three murders solved using ballistic science. Last in the series. 11.10 Doug Strong’s Special Places.

S4C

6.15 Inuk. 6.30 The Hoobs. 6.55 The Treacle People. 7.05 Wilde Stories. 7.30 FILM: Big Top PeeWee (1988). 9.05 T4: Friends. 9.35 T4: The Simpsons. 10.05 T4: Friends. 10.30 T4: A Very Berry Christmas: Top 20. 12.05 T4: Australia: T4 Movie Special. 12.35 FILM: Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001). Festive animated fun. 2.10 3 Minute Wonder: 12 Days of Christmas. 2.15 Come Dine with Me Extra Portions. 4.15 Deal or No Deal: Scrooge v Santa. 5.00 The Simpsons. 6.00 Hollyoaks. 7.00 News. 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: 12 Days of Christmas. 8.00 The Ascent of Money. 9.00 Catastrophe. 10.00 Father Ted Christmas Special. 11.15 FILM: The Family Stone (2005). Premiere. Comedy drama, with Sarah Jessica Parker. 1.10 Blue Christmas. 1.25 4Music: Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel. 2.25 4Music: 4Music Presents: Linkin Park. 2.50 4Music: The Birthday JD Set 2008 Featuring.. 3.15 Pagans. 4.15 Pilate: The Man Who Killed Christ. 5.15 The Highlander Challenge World Championship. 4.40 Five News. 5.00 Rory and Paddy’s Great British Adventure. 6.00 Ice Road Truckers. 7.00 Five News at 7. 7.30 Rough Guide to Exotic Escapes. 8.00 The Gadget Show. 9.00 FILM: Hollywood Homicide (2003). Comedy, starring Harrison Ford. 11.20 30 Rock. 11.45 30 Rock. 12.15 30 Rock. 12.45 Prison Break. 1.35 Live NFL. 4.45 Race and Rally UK. 5.15 Big Ideas That Changed the World.

7.15 Wilde Stories. 7.40 FILM: Big Top Pee-Wee (1988). Comedy sequel. 9.15 FILM: See Spot Run (2001). Canine comedy. 11.00 Deal or No Deal. 11.45 Deal or No Deal. 12.30 Cyw: Meees. 12.45 Cyw: Cwm Teg. 12.55 Cyw: Cegin Twts. 1.15 Cyw: Gorsaf Hud. 1.30 Deal or No Deal: Scrooge v Santa. 2.15 Deal or No Deal: Scrooge v Santa. 3.00 Wedi 3. 4.00 Planed Plant. 5.00 The Simpsons. 5.30 The Simpsons.

5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 Christmas Cooks Challenge. 11.30 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 12.30 60 Minute Makeover. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 Granada News; Weather. 2.00 Rosemary & Thyme. 4.00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. 6.00 Granada News; Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. Jo plans to move away and start a new life with Lee. 7.30 Coronation Street. Peter breaks down following his drunken escapades.

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The Gadget Show, Five 8.00 Harry Hill’s TV Burp. A review of the week’s smallscreen highlights. 8.30 Coronation Street. Tony is unnerved to see Jed talking to Jimmy. 9.00 The Bill. Part two of three The evidence against Stevie mounts up. Concludes tomorrow. 10.00 News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 Granada News; Weather. 10.40 Time Warp TV. A humorous trawl through Granada TV's archives. Last in the series. 11.10 Grub’s Up. Simon Rimmer visits Tatton Park, Cheshire. 11.40 Police, Camera, Action! 12.30 Nightwatch with Steve Scott: Emergency. 1.25 Nightwatch with Steve Scott: Mystery; ITV News Headlines. 2.20 Moving Day. 3.10 ITV Nightscreen.

6.00 Y Garej. 6.30 Pen Campau. 7.00 Wedi 7. 7.30 Newyddion. 8.00 Pobol y Cwm. 8.25 Cefn Gwlad. Dai Jones visits Alan and Catrin Williams. 8.25 Penawdau Newyddion. 9.00 Stori Santa. The background of Father Christmas, presented by Aled Jones. 10.00 Sgorio. 11.05 Catastrophe. 12.05 Man Hunters: Sex Trips for Girls. 1.05 The Ascent of Money. 2.00 FILM: The First Wives Club (1996). Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn. 3.45 FILM: Little Norse Prince (1968). Animated drama. 5.10 Diwedd.

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Tuesday 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Animal 24:7. 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer; BBC News; Weather. 11.00 To Buy or Not to Buy. 11.30 Cash in the Attic; BBC News; Weather. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. 3.15 Diagnosis Murder. 4.00 Keeping Up Appearances. 4.30 FILM: Snow Dogs (2002). Comedy, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 North West Tonight; Weather. 7.00 Wild About Your Garden. An Essex family hoping to rear stag beetles. Last in the series. 7.30 EastEnders. Ian continues his Christmas ban, but reckons without his wife's intervention; BBC News. 8.00 Holby City. Maria sees visions of her past, present and future. 9.00 Survivors. A face from Sarah’s past leads her to betray her friends. Last in the series. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather. 10.35 FILM: Con Air (1997). A parolee tries to thwart America’s deadliest criminals, who hijack his flight home. Action thriller, starring Nicolas Cage. 12.25 FILM: Honeymoon in Vegas (1992). Romantic comedy, with Nicolas Cage; Weatherview. 2.00 Sign Zone: See Hear. 2.30 Sign Zone: Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen. 3.00 Sign Zone: Panorama. 3.30 Sign Zone: Watchdog. 4.00 Sign Zone: An Island Parish. 4.30 BBC News. BBC1 WALES 1.30 BBC Wales Today; Weather. 6.30 BBC Wales Today; Weather. 10.25 BBC Wales Today; Weather.

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6.00 CBeebies. 8.30 The Life of Mammals. 9.30 Wainwright Walks. 10.00 Timeshift: Between the Lines — Railways in Fiction and Film. 11.00 Steam Days. 11.30 FILM: The Story of an African Farm (2004). 1.05 Murder, She Wrote. 1.50 Flog It! 2.50 Escape to the Country. 3.50 Ready, Steady, Cook. 4.35 FILM: Seabiscuit (2003). 6.45 Porridge.

7.30 TOTP2 Christmas Special 2008. Classic yuletide tunes from the archive. 9.00 Rab C Nesbitt. Gregor Fisher returns in a one-off episode. 9.45 Mock the Week. 10.15 Lead Balloon. 10.55 The Peter Serafinowicz Show. 11.25 I’m Dreaming of a TV Christmas. 1.20 Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means. 2.20 FILM: Films to Keep You Awake: The Christmas Tale (2005). Premiere. Horror. 3.30 BBC News. 4.30 Close.

6.05 The Hoobs. 6.55 The Treacle People. 7.05 Wilde Stories. 7.35 FILM: The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999). Adventure. 8.50 T4: Friends. 9.25 T4: The Simpsons. 9.55 T4: Friends. 10.25 T4: McFly: Greatest Hits Live. 11.25 T4: The Simpsons. 11.55 FILM: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). Disney fantasy adventure. 2.15 Come Dine with Me Extra Portions. 4.15 Deal or No Deal: Scrooge v Santa. 5.00 The Simpsons. 6.00 Hollyoaks. 7.00 News. 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: 12 Days of Christmas. 8.00 How to Look Good Naked. Gok Wan revisits teacher Sonya Pettigrew. Last in series. 9.00 Country House Rescue. Taking up residence in an ancestral home in the Scottish borders. 10.00 Alan Carr’s Christmas Ding Dong. Pantomime goodies and baddies compete in a festive edition of the show. 10.50 Shameless. 12.20 4Music: Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Bill Clinton. 1.20 Acrobatics World Championship. 2.15 Adrenalin Rush. 2.40 KOTV Classics. 3.30 Freesports on 4. 4.25 KOTV. 4.50 British Triathlon Grand Prix 2008. 5.15 The Highlander Challenge World Championship.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 Mary Magdalene — Saint or Sinner? 10.00 Michaela’s Zoo Babies. 11.00 Penguin Adventure with Nigel Marven. 11.50 Zoo Days. 12.00 World’s Strongest Man Super Series. 1.00 FILM: Noel (2004). Premiere. Drama, starring Susan Sarandon. 2.50 FILM: Mrs Santa Claus (1996). Period musical, starring Angela Lansbury. 4.40 Five News.

5.00 Rory and Paddy’s Great British Adventure. 6.00 Ice Road Truckers. 7.00 Five News at 7. 7.30 Highland Emergency. 8.00 Nature Shock Lion attacks on humans in east Africa; Five News at 9. 9.00 CSI: Miami. 10.00 CSI: NY; Five News Update. 11.00 30 Rock. 11.30 30 Rock. 12.00 30 Rock. 12.30 Prison Break. 1.20 Live NBA Basketball. 4.10 Boxing USA. 4.45 Motorsport Mundial. 5.15 Big Ideas That Changed the World.

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1.55 ITV Wales News and Weather. 6.00 Wales Tonight; Weather. 10.30 ITV Wales News and Weather.

Central

1.55 Local News and Weather. 6.00 Central Tonight; Weather. 10.30 Local News and Weather.

S4C

7.05 Wilde Stories. 7.35 FILM: The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999). 8.50 Under the Skin. 9.50 Girls Aloud: Tangled Up Live from the O2.

10.55 Deal or No Deal: Scrooge v Santa. 11.45 Deal or No Deal: Scrooge v Santa. 12.30 Cyw: Meees. 12.45 Cyw: Pingu. 1.00 Cyw: Pentre Bach. 1.15 Cyw: Gorsaf Hud. 1.30 Deal or No Deal: Scrooge v Santa. 2.15 Countdown. 3.00 Wedi 3. 4.00 Planed Plant. 5.00 The Simpsons. 5.30 The Simpsons. 6.00 Mosgito. 6.30 Rownd a Rownd. 7.00 Wedi 7. Magazine programme. 7.30 Rhestr Nadolig Wil. Family drama about a boy who tries to save Christmas.

5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 Christmas Cooks Challenge. 11.30 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 12.30 60 Minute Makeover. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 Granada News; Weather. 2.00 Rosemary & Thyme. 3.00 Alan Titchmarsh at Christmas. 4.00 Midsomer Murders. 6.00 Granada Reports; Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. Donna and Charlotte break into Shane's flat and decide to question Jasmine about his mysterious disappearance.

Alan Carr’s Christmas Ding Dong, Channel 4 8.00 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? With Antony Cotton, Suranne Jones, Gary Lineker and Austin Healey. 9.00 The Bill. Part three of three. Stevie and Rob plan to flee the country. 10.00 News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 Granada News; Weather. 10.40 FILM: Ali G Indahouse (2002). Sacha Baron Cohen’s TV creation makes his cinema debut in a plot where scheming politicians attempt to use him for their own ends. Comedy, co-starring Michael Gambon. 12.15 Premiership Rugby Union. 1.10 Nightwatch with Steve Scott: Crime. ITV News Headlines. 2.05 FILM: Stealing Christmas (2003). Crime caper, starring Tony Danza. 3.30 ITV Nightscreen.

With on-screen English subtitles. 9.00 Pobol y Cwm. Sara breaks free from Garry’s control. 9.30 Newyddion. 9.45 Taith Y Tad Deiniol. Father Deiniol journeys to Turkey with a kebab shop owner. 10.15 Country House Rescue. 11.15 Father Ted Christmas Special. Dougal and Ted get lost in a lingerie department. 12.25 Man Hunters: Our Turkish Toyboys. 1.20 FILM: The Power of the Game (2007). 3.15 FILM: Camp (2003). 5.05 Diwedd.

Satellite FILMS 6.00 Cocktail (1988) With Tom Cruise. Sky Movies Drama. 6.00 Firehouse Dog (2007) Family comedy, starring Josh Hutcherson. Sky Movies Family. 6.10 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 6.20 European Film Awards 2008 Coverage of the awards ceremony. Sky Movies Indie. 6.45 The King and I (1956) Oscar-winning musical. Yul Brynner stars. Sky Movies Classics. 7.00 Sunshine (2007) With Cillian Murphy. Sky Movies Scifi/Horror. 7.10 Blue Streak (1999) With Martin Lawrence. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 7.30 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Two Jedi encounter the infamous General Grievous. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Enchanted (2007) Fantasy comedy, starring Amy Adams. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) With Adam Sandler. Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 Michael Clayton (2007) With George Clooney. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Deck the Halls (2006) Seasonal comedy, starring Danny DeVito. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 Black Snake Moan (2006) Drama, starring Christina Ricci and Samuel L Jackson. Sky Movies Indie. 8.00 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Cult musical, starring Tim Curry. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 9.00 The Kingdom (2007) With Jamie Foxx. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 9.00 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Romantic comedy drama, starring Audrey Hepburn. Sky Movies Classics. 9.00 The Terminator (1984) With Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 9.45 Step Up (2006) Musical romance, starring Jenna Dewan. Sky Movies Family. 9.45 Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy. Sky Movies Modern Greats. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Gladiators 8.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics US 9.00 The Snow Queen 10.50 Gladiators GForce 11.00 Celebrity Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 12.00 Malcolm in the Middle 12.30 Malcolm in the Middle 1.00 Futurama 1.30 Futurama 2.00 Futurama 2.30 FILM: The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) 4.20 Bite Size Brainiac 4.40 FILM: The Golden Child (1986) 6.30 The Simpsons 7.00 The Simpsons 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 The Simpsons 8.30 The Simpsons 9.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics Second of two festive editions of the game show. 10.00 Prison Break 11.00 FILM: The Last Boy Scout (1991) 1.05 Road Wars 2.00 Road Wars 2.55 Naked Angels in Beach Paradise 3.50 Las Vegas Uncovered

4.45 America’s Dumbest Criminals 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 Fantasy Island 7.00 The Two Ronnies 8.00 One Foot in the Grave 8.40 As Time Goes By 9.20 What a Carry On! 9.55 Last of the Summer Wine 10.35 Last of the Summer Wine 11.15 My Family 12.30 The Two Ronnies 1.30 Steptoe and Son 2.20 One Foot in the Grave 2.55 Only Fools and Horses 4.25 What a Carry On! 5.00 As Time Goes By 5.40 Last of the Summer Wine 6.20 Last of the Summer Wine 7.00 My Family Janey has a surprise for the Harpers. 8.05 Steptoe and Son 9.00 The Vicar of Dibley Geraldine prepares to walk down the aisle. 10.15 The Royle Family 10.50 The Royle Family 11.25 Men Behaving Badly 12.05 The Vicar of Dibley 1.25 The Royle Family 1.55 The Royle Family 2.25 What a Carry On! 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Live Test Cricket 12.00 H20 Sports International 12.30 Live Darts 5.00 H20 Sports International 5.30 Football Asia 6.00 Revista De La Liga 7.00 Live Darts Further coverage from day five of the 2009 World Championship. 11.30 Test Cricket 1.30 A-League 2.00 Premier League World 2.30 Football Asia 3.00 World Motor Sport 5.30 A-League EUROSPORT: 7.30 Yoz Magazine 8.00 Biathlon 8.30 Eurogoals 9.00 F1: The Factory 9.30 F1: The Factory 10.00 Olympic Games 11.00 Beijing Express 1.00 WATTS 1.30 Olympic Games 2.15 Olympic Artistic Gymnastics 3.00 Artistic Gymnastics 4.00 UEFA Champions League Classics 5.00 F1: The Factory 6.00 Strongest Man 7.00 Strongest Man The Champions League meeting in Columbus, USA. 8.00 Boxing International bouts. 10.00 Poker 11.00 Rallying 11.30 F1: The Factory 12.30 Close LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 Bewitched 7.30 Bewitched 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 Home Video Heroes 9.30 Home Video Heroes 10.00 The Jerry Springer Show 10.30 The Jerry Springer Show 11.00 The Steve Wilkos Show 11.55 Maury 12.50 Maury 1.45 The Fix 2.00 The Doctors Live 3.00 Will & Grace 3.30 Will & Grace 4.00 Charmed 5.00 Charmed 6.00 The Underdog Show 7.00 Will & Grace 7.30 Will & Grace 8.00 Jade 9.00 New Most Haunted 10.00 Conversations with a Serial Killer 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Will & Grace 1.30 Will & Grace 2.00 New Most Haunted 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Jerry Springer Show 5.05 Jerry Springer 5.30 Home Shopping


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FILMS 6.00 Enchanted (2007) Fantasy comedy, starring Amy Adams. Sky Movies Premiere. 6.15 What About Bob? (1991) With Bill Murray. Sky Movies Comedy. 6.15 Evan Almighty (2007) Comedy, starring Steve Carell. Sky Movies Family. 6.15 Hollywoodland (2006) Fact-based mystery, starring Adrien Brody. Sky Movies Indie. 6.15 Groundhog Day (1993) Romantic comedy, starring Bill Murray. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 6.55 Operation Petticoat (1959) Wartime comedy, starring Cary Grant. Sky Movies Classics. 7.00 Jacob’s Ladder (1990) With Tim Robbins. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 7.05 Double Jeopardy (1999) With Ashley Judd. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 8.00 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) Fantasy adventure, starring Alexander Ludwig. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007) With Simon Pegg. Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 The Holiday (2006) With Cameron Diaz. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) Festive fantasy sequel, starring Tim Allen. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) Romantic drama, starring Richard Gere. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 8.25 Notes on a Scandal (2006) Drama, starring Judi Dench. Sky Movies Indie. 9.00 The 13th Warrior (1999) With Antonio Banderas. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 9.00 The Italian Job (1969) Crime caper, starring Michael Caine. Sky Movies Classics. 9.00 Predator (1987) With Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 9.45 Madagascar 2 Special A look at the animated sequel. Sky Movies Comedy. 9.45 Eragon (2006) Fantasy adventure, with Edward Speleers. Sky Movies Family. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Gladiators 8.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics US 9.00 The Snow Queen 10.50 Bite Size Brainiac 11.00 Celebrity Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 12.00 Malcolm in the Middle 12.30 Malcolm in the Middle 1.00 Gladiators: The Legends Strike Back 2.30 FILM: The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006) 4.15 Gladiators G-Force 4.30 The Simpsons 5.00 The Simpsons 5.30 The Simpsons 6.00 Noel’s Christmas Presents 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 9.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 10.00 Bones 11.00 Cold Case 12.00 Road Wars 1.00 Road Wars 1.50 Las Vegas Uncovered 2.40 Bones 3.30 Naked Angels in Beach

Paradise 4.20 Scare Tactics 4.45 America’s Dumbest Criminals 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 What a Carry On! 6.35 The Two Ronnies 7.25 My Family 8.05 My Family 8.45 The Two Ronnies 9.55 My Family 11.00 The Two Ronnies 12.00 Blackadder’s Christmas Carol 1.00 My Family 1.40 The Two Ronnies 2.55 My Family 4.00 The Two Ronnies 5.00 Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out 5.35 Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers 6.15 Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave 6.55 FILM: Ghostbusters (1984) 9.00 Blackadder’s Christmas Carol 9.55 The Royle Family 10.35 The Royle Family 11.15 Men Behaving Badly 11.55 My Family 12.35 The Royle Family 1.15 The Royle Family 1.55 Men Behaving Badly 2.30 What a Carry On! 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Revista De La Liga 7.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 9.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 9.30 A-League 10.00 Revista De La Liga 11.00 Premier League World 11.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12.00 Darts 4.30 Premier League World 5.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5.30 Super League 6.00 Darts 8.00 Soccer Special 10.00 Premier League Preview 10.30 Where Are They Now? 11.30 Soccer Special 1.30 Premier League Preview 2.00 Where Are They Now? 3.00 Soccer Special 5.00 Where Are They Now? EUROSPORT: 7.30 Timbersports World Championship 8.30 World Superbikes 9.30 WATTS 10.00 Strongest Man 11.00 Skeleton 12.00 Figure Skating 1.30 Equestrian 2.30 Australian Open Tennis 4.00 UEFA Champions League Classics 5.00 UEFA Champions League Classics 6.00 African Cup of Nations 7.00 Beijing Express A look back at the Beijing Olympics. 9.00 Cycling 10.00 Cycling 11.00 World Rally Championship 12.00 WATTS 12.30 Close LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 Bewitched 7.30 Bewitched 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 Home Video Heroes 9.30 Home Video Heroes 10.00 Will & Grace 10.30 Will & Grace 11.00 Ghost Whisperer 12.00 Ghost Whisperer 1.00 Ghost Whisperer 2.00 Ghost Whisperer 3.00 Ghost Whisperer 4.00 Ghost Whisperer 5.00 Ghost Whisperer 6.00 The Underdog Show 7.00 Will & Grace 7.30 Will & Grace 8.00 Private Practice 9.00 Criminal Minds 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Will & Grace 1.30 Will & Grace 2.00 Private Practice 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Jerry Springer Show 5.05 Jerry Springer 5.30 Home Shopping

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6.00 CBeebies. 8.00 CBBC. 8.30 The Life of Mammals. 9.30 Wainwright Walks. 10.00 Elizabethan Express. 10.20 The British Transport Films — A Nation on Film Special. 11.00 Absolutely Chuffed: The Men Who Built a Steam Engine. 11.30 FILM: The Preacher’s Wife (1996). 1.30 Johnny Goes to Lapland. 2.30 Murder, She Wrote. 3.15 Flog It! 4.00 Escape to the Country.

4.45 Ready, Steady, Cook. 5.30 Star of Bethlehem. 6.30 Carols from King’s. 7.45 As Time Goes By Reunion Specials. 8.30 FILM: Calendar Girls (2003). Factbased comedy. 10.15 Arena: Paul Scofield. 11.15 TOTP2 at Christmas. 12.00 The Peter Serafinowicz Show. 12.40 Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means. 1.40 Dragons’ Den: Outside the Den. 2.40 FILM: The Big Heat (1953). 4.05 Close.

6.10 The Hoobs. 7.00 The Treacle People. 7.10 FILM: The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). 8.50 T4: Friends. 9.25 T4: 4Music Presents: Pussycat Dolls. 9.55 T4: Friends. 10.30 T4: Rihanna Live in Concert. 11.30 T4: 4Music Presents: Pink. 12.00 T4: George Michael: Live at Earls Court Exclusive. 12.05 FILM: Freaky Friday (1976). Body-swap comedy, starring Jodie Foster. 2.00 The Simpsons. 2.30 Lost and Found. 3.00 The Snowman. 3.30 Come Dine with Me Extra Portions. 5.30 News. 5.45 Deal or No Deal Christmas Star. 6.45 FILM: A Christmas Carol (1999). Dickens' classic tale, starring Patrick Stewart. 8.30 Jamie Cooks Christmas. Food for the festive season with Jamie Oliver and Gennaro Contaldo. 9.30 The Family at Christmas. One-off Christmas special. 10.35 Star Stories: Kate Moss. 11.10 The Charlotte Church Nutcracking Christmas Special. 12.10 George Michael: Live at Earls Court Exclusive. 12.20 FILM: Black Christmas (1974). Horror, starring Olivia Hussey. 2.15 Journey Through the Night. 2.25 Pagans. 3.25 FILM: A Walk in the Clouds (1995). 5.00 Scrapheap Challenge.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 Who’s Got God’s Millions? 10.00 Zoo Days. 10.30 Penguin Adventure with Nigel Marven. 11.20 Zoo Days. 11.30 World’s Strongest Man Super Series. 12.30 FILM: The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960). 2.30 Five News Update. 2.50 FILM: The Christmas Shoes (2002). Festive drama.

4.50 FILM: Scrooge (1951). Festive drama, starring Alastair Sim. 6.30 Polar Bear Adventures with Nigel Marven. 7.30 Danger Men. 8.30 The Gadget Show Christmas Stocking. 9.30 Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments. 12.30 30 Rock. 1.00 Prison Break. 1.50 FILM: Point Blank (1967). 3.20 FILM: Good Guys Wear Black (1978). 4.55 Short Story Cinema. 5.15 Big Ideas That Changed the World.

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1.15 Cyw: Gorsaf Hud. 1.35 One Last Consonant Please Carol. 2.10 Countdown. 3.00 Come Dine with Me. 4.00 Planed Plant. 6.15 Pen Campau’r Sêr. Rhys Williams and Lowri Morgan represent their former schools. 6.45 Newyddion. 7.00 Lle Aeth Pawb? Tracing the children who appeared in the cover of Ryan Davies’ Christmas single in 1971 in an effort to recapture the moment on camera. 7.30 Nadolig Plentyn Yng Nghymru. Animated Christmas drama. 8.00 Pobol y Cwm. The nativity play is performed for the residents of Cwmderi.

5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 All Star Mr & Mrs Christmas Special. 10.25 Christmas Cooks Challenge. 11.25 Aled Jones’ Ultimate Christmas Carols. 12.25 ITV News; Weather. 12.50 Granada News; Weather. 12.55 FILM: Santa Claus: The Movie (1985). Fantasy adventure. Dudley Moore stars. 3.00 FILM: The Polar Express (2004). Animated adventure, with the voice of Tom Hanks. 4.50 FILM: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). Musical adventure, with Gene Wilder.

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6.00 CBeebies. 8.00 CBBC. 8.30 The Life of Mammals. 9.30 Wainwright Walks. 10.00 FILM: My Fair Lady (1964). Oscarwinning musical. 12.45 FILM: Oklahoma! (1955) Western musical. 3.00 Hansel and Gretel. 5.00 The Truth About Carols. 6.00 Maestro: The Inside Story.

Doctor Who, BBC1 7.00 Blackadder’s Christmas Carol. 7.50 The Queen. 8.00 Dad’s Army. 8.30 Dragons’ Den Around the World. 9.30 Top Gear. 10.30 FILM: Casanova (2005). Premiere. Drama, starring Heath Ledger. 12.15 Have I Got a Bit More News for You Xmas 2008. 12.55 TOTP2 at Christmas. 1.40 FILM: Gilda (1946). Drama, with Rita Hayworth. 3.25 Rita. 4.25 Close. BBC2 WALES 8.00 Katherine Jenkins — A Girl from Neath.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 Zoo Days. 9.30 Michaela’s Zoo Babies. 10.30 Penguin Adventure with Nigel Marven. 11.20 World’s Strongest Man Super Series. 12.20 The Big Stunt Show. 12.50 Fifth Gear. 1.05 FILM: Casper’s Haunted Christmas (2000). Adventure, with the voice of Brendon Ryan Barrett. 2.45 FILM: A Carol Christmas (2003). Festive drama, starring Tori Spelling.

7.00 Little Wolf’s Book of Badness. 7.30 Olive the Other Reindeer. 8.25 Max Bear and the Lucky Charm. 9.00 FILM: Elf (2003). 10.45 Deal or No Deal: Scrooge v Santa. 11.30 Deal or No Deal Christmas Star. 12.30 Cyw: Meees. 12.45 Cyw: Ffi-Ffi a’i Ffrindiau. 1.00 Cyw: Sam Tân. 1.15 Cyw: Gorsaf Hud. 1.30 Cyw: Y Dywysoges Fach. 2.00 Pobol y Cwm. 2.30 Rhestr Nadolig Wil. Family drama about a boy who tries to save Christmas.

6.00 3 Minute Wonder: 12 Days of Christmas. 6.05 Inuk. 6.20 The Hoobs. 6.45 The Treacle People Christmas Special. 7.00 Little Wolf’s Book of Badness. 7.30 Olive the Other Reindeer. 8.25 Max Bear and the Lucky Charm. 9.00 T4: Friends. 9.30 T4: The Simpsons. 10.00 T4: Friends. 10.30 T4: George Michael: Live at Earls Court Exclusive. 10.35 T4: Westlife Live in Croke Park. 11.35 T4: Girls Aloud: Tangled Up Live from the O2. 12.40 T4: George Michael: Live at Earls Court Exclusive. 12.45 T4: The Simpsons. 1.15 FILM: Lassie (2005). Premiere. Family adventure, starring Peter O’Toole. 3.00 Deal or No Deal Christmas Star. 4.00 FILM: Scrooged (1988). Festive comedy, with Bill Murray. 5.50 The Simpsons. 6.15 A Boy Called Alex. 7.15 The Alternative Christmas Message. 7.25 News. 7.30 The Nativity Decoded. 9.30 The Secret Millionaire Changed My Life. 10.35 Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy Live. 11.40 Lee Evans XL Tour 2005 Live. 12.40 FILM: Vault of Horror (1973). Horror compendium, with Daniel Massey. 2.10 FILM: Dying Young (1991). Romantic drama. 4.00 Supporting Acts. 4.10 Hill Street Blues. 4.55 Scrapheap Challenge. 4.30 Rory and Paddy’s Great British Adventure. 5.30 Ice Road Truckers. 6.30 Five News. 6.45 FILM: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). Premiere. Drama, starring Ziyi Zhang. 9.30 Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of the 21st Century. 12.35 30 Rock. 1.05 Prison Break. 1.55 FILM: Circus (2000). 3.30 Short Story Cinema. 4.05 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2007. 4.50 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2007. 5.35 House Doctor.

4.00 Planed Plant. Fun for children with Un Sion Corn Yn Ormod and Popty. 6.10 Newyddion. 6.20 Rownd a Rownd. Sophie receives unexpected news on Christmas Day. 7.25 Pobol y Cwm. Sioned’s Christmas could be affected when Colin and Gaynor discover what is wrong with Lois, Garry receives good news and Dani tries to serve a tasty meal at Maes y Deri. 8.00 Rhydian. Documentary charting the life of the X Factor star in the 12 months since he became runner-up on the talent show, and his subsequent success recording his new album for Simon Cowell’s label.

5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV Morning News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 Coleen’s Christmas at Alder Hey. 10.25 Christmas Cooks Challenge. 11.25 FILM: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989). Comedy, starring Chevy Chase. 1.10 ITV News; Weather. 1.20 FILM: Bean (1997). Comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson. 3.00 The Queen. 3.10 FILM: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Magical adventure, starring Daniel Radcliffe. 5.45 ITV News; Weather. 6.00 Emmerdale. Victoria makes a terrifying discovery.

Dancing on Ice at Christmas, ITV1 7.00 Coronation Street. Tony returns to the factory to dispose of the evidence. 8.00 Dancing on Ice at Christmas. Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby host this special in which Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean train two teams of celebrities, including Suzanne Shaw, Clare Buckfield, Chris Fountain and Kyran Bracken. 9.30 It’ll Be Alright on the Night. Amusing out-takes, presented by Griff Rhys Jones. 10.30 Stanley Baxter: Now and Then. Tribute to the veteran comedian. 11.30 The Late News. 11.45 FILM: Mermaids (1990). Comedy, with Cher; ITV News Headlines. 1.50 FILM: The Golden Seal (1983). Drama, starring Steve Railsback. 3.25 ITV Nightscreen.

9.00 Martha, Jac a Sianco. Drama following the lives of three siblings on their family farm of Graig Ddu, based on the novel by Caryl Lewis. Sharon Morgan, Ifan Huw Dafydd and Geraint Lewis star. 11.05 Teulu T Glynne. The creative impact broadcaster and novelist T Glynne Davies has had on his family. Plus, his widow Mair shares her memories of the poet. 12.10 The Nativity Decoded. Examining the real meaning behind the Christmas story. 2.05 The Alternative Christmas Message. 2.15 KOTV Classics. Archive boxing highlights. 3.10 Freesports on 4. 4.00 Diwedd.

FILMS 6.00 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) Fantasy adventure, starring Alexander Ludwig. Sky Movies Premiere. 6.00 Stomp the Yard (2007) With Columbus Short. Sky Movies Drama. 6.05 Night at the Museum (2006) With Ben Stiller. Sky Movies Comedy. 6.10 Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) Period romantic drama, starring Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li. Sky Movies Indie. 6.20 The Guns of Navarone (1961) World War Two adventure, starring Gregory Peck. Sky Movies Classics. 6.30 Hoodwinked (2005) Animated comedy, with the voice of Anne Hathaway. Sky Movies Family. 6.45 Die Hard (1988) With Bruce Willis. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 7.10 Disturbia (2007) With Shia LaBeouf. Sky Movies Scifi/Horror. 8.00 Enchanted (2007) Fantasy comedy, starring Amy Adams as a fairytale princess transported into modern-day New York – where happy endings are not guaranteed. With James Marsden and Susan Sarandon. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Superbad (2007) With Jonah Hill. Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 Atonement (2007) With Keira Knightley. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Cars (2006) Animated adventure, with the voices of Owen Wilson and Paul Newman. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 Casino Royale (2006) Spy thriller, starring Daniel Craig. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 8.15 Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Comedy drama, starring Toni Collette. Sky Movies Indie. 9.00 Die Hard 4.0 (2007) With Bruce Willis. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 9.00 The Robe (1953) Epic religious drama, starring Richard Burton. Sky Movies Classics. 9.00 Hannibal Rising (2007) With Gaspard Ulliel. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Gladiators 8.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics US 9.00 The Simpsons 9.30 The Simpsons 10.00 Noel’s Christmas Presents 11.30 Gladiators: The Legends Strike Back 1.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 2.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 3.00 The Simpsons 3.30 The Simpsons 4.00 Noel’s Christmas Presents 5.30 The Simpsons 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 The Simpsons 7.00 Guinness World Records Smashed! Challenge show with Ben Shephard and Fearne Cotton. 8.00 Gladiators: The Legends Strike Back The new generation of musclebound warriors face their legendary counterparts. 9.30 Bones Brennan and Booth visit the UK. Viewers have a choice of start times. 11.20 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 12.20 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 1.20 Road Wars

2.15 Las Vegas Uncovered 3.10 Naked Angels in Beach Paradise 4.05 America’s Dumbest Criminals 4.30 America’s Dumbest Criminals 4.55 Bite Size Brainiac 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 Fantasy Island 7.00 What a Carry On! 7.35 TV’s Greatest Christmas Moments 9.30 Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out 10.00 Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers 10.40 Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave 11.20 FILM: Ghostbusters (1984) 1.25 Only Fools and Horses 2.05 Only Fools and Horses 3.45 Only Fools and Horses 5.35 Only Fools and Horses 7.05 FILM: Jumanji (1995) Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams. 9.00 Only Fools and Horses Christmas edition. Del falls victim to a stalker. 10.50 Jonathan Creek 11.55 Only Fools and Horses 1.30 Only Fools and Horses 2.10 Jonathan Creek 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Premier League’s 50 Greatest Goals 7.00 Soccer Special 9.00 Premier League’s 50 Greatest Goals 10.00 Soccer AM 12.30 Premier League Preview 1.00 Soccer Special 3.00 Where Are They Now? 4.00 Premier League’s 50 Greatest Goals 5.00 Soccer AM 7.30 Where Are They Now? 8.30 Premier League Preview 9.00 Soccer AM A Christmas special. 11.30 Live Test Cricket EUROSPORT: 7.30 Timbersports Series 8.30 MotoGP 9.30 F1: The Factory 10.00 Strongest Man 11.00 Skeleton 12.00 Figure Skating 1.30 US Open Tennis 2.30 French Open Tennis 4.00 Figure Skating 5.00 Artistic Gymnastics 6.00 Strongest Man 7.00 Strongest Man 8.00 World Superbikes The viewers’ top five races from the 2008 season. 10.00 NEC Bike Show 11.00 World Touring Car Championship 12.00 Eurogoals 12.30 Close LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 Bewitched 7.30 Bewitched 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 Home Video Heroes 9.30 Home Video Heroes 10.00 Will & Grace 10.30 Will & Grace 11.00 Ghost Whisperer 12.00 Ghost Whisperer 1.00 Ghost Whisperer 2.00 Ghost Whisperer 3.00 Ghost Whisperer 4.00 Ghost Whisperer 5.00 Ghost Whisperer 6.00 The Underdog Show 7.00 Will & Grace 7.30 Will & Grace 8.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9.00 Criminal Minds 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Will & Grace 1.30 Will & Grace 2.00 Criminal Minds 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Jerry Springer Show 5.05 The Jerry Springer Show 5.30 Home Shopping


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Satellite FILMS 6.00 Kindergarten Cop (1990) Comedy thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 6.10 Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Sky Movies Comedy. 6.15 Flashdance (1983) Sky Movies Drama. 6.30 Garfield Gets Real (2007) Animated comedy. Sky Movies Family. 7.10 Rocky V (1990) Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 7.10 The Thin Red Line (1998) Sky Movies Indie. 7.15 Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) With Milla Jovovich. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 8.00 The Golden Compass (2007) Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Hot Fuzz (2007) Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 Titanic (1997) With Leonardo DiCaprio. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Hairspray (2007) Musical, starring John Travolta. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 Saving Private Ryan (1998) Sky Movies Modern Greats. 9.00 Hellfighters (1969) Adventure. Sky Movies Classics. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Gladiators 8.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics US 9.00 The Simpsons 9.30 The Simpsons 10.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 11.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 12.00 Celebrity Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 1.00 Futurama 3.00 Noel’s Christmas Presents 4.30 Bones 5.30 Futurama 7.30 The Simpsons Homer discovers a talent for opera. 8.00 The Simpsons Santa’s Little Helper is enrolled in the Animal Police Academy. 8.30 The Simpsons Homer becomes a tow truck driver. 9.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics First of two festive editions of the game show. 10.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 11.00 Gladiators: The Legends Strike Back 12.30 Road Wars 1.30 Nothing But the Truth 2.25 Las Vegas Uncovered 3.20 Xmas Parties Uncovered 4.15 Naked Angels in Beach Paradise 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 TV’s Greatest Christmas Moments 8.00 2point4 Children 8.40 Only Fools and Horses 10.20 Only Fools and Horses 12.10 Only Fools and Horses 1.45 Only Fools and Horses 3.10 Only Fools and Horses 5.00 FILM: Jumanji (1995) 7.00 FILM: Carry On Matron (1972) Bawdy hospital comedy, starring Sid James. 8.50 Only Fools and Horses The Trotters become caped crusaders. 10.10 Jonathan Creek 11.15 Jonathan Creek 12.20 Jonathan Creek 1.25 Jonathan Creek 2.25 The Two Ronnies 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Live Test Cricket 8.00 International Cricket 11.00 Soccer Special 12.30 Live Football Special 3.00 Soccer Special 5.00 Live Football Special 7.30 You’re on Sky Sports! Football comment.

8.25 Football First A Premier League match in full. 10.15 Football First 11.30 Live Test Cricket EUROSPORT: 7.30 Timbersports Series 8.00 World Touring Car Championship 9.00 F1: The Factory 10.00 Strongest Man 11.00 Skeleton 12.00 Figure Skating 1.30 Artistic Gymnastics 2.30 US Open Tennis 4.00 UEFA Champions League Classics 5.00 UEFA Champions League Classics 6.00 Timbersports Series 6.30 Timbersports World Championship 7.00 Strongest Man The Grand Prix event from Norway. 8.00 MotoGP The viewers’ top five races of the dramatic 2006 season. 10.00 British Superbikes 11.00 Poker 12.00 Eurogoals 12.30 Close DISCOVERY: 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters 8.00 American Chopper 9.00 Deadliest Catch 10.00 Unsolved History 11.00 Jesus: The Man Behind the Myths 12.00 Missing Persons Unit 12.30 North Mission Road 1.00 Forensic Detectives 2.00 Deadliest Catch 3.00 Deadliest Catch 4.00 Deadliest Catch 5.00 Deadliest Catch 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters Concluding the James Bond special. 8.00 Deadliest Catch The Early Dawn runs straight into high seas. 9.00 Deadliest Catch Captain Johnathan reflects on the season. 10.00 Extreme Forensics 11.00 A Haunting 12.00 Body of Evidence 12.30 Missing Persons Unit 1.00 Couples Who Kill 2.00 Extreme Forensics 3.00 Deadliest Catch 3.50 The Man with No Arms: Shocking Story 4.40 Extreme Engineering 5.30 How It’s Made LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 Bewitched 7.30 Bewitched 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 Home Video Heroes 9.30 Home Video Heroes 10.00 Will & Grace 10.30 Will & Grace 11.00 Ghost Whisperer 12.00 Ghost Whisperer 1.00 Ghost Whisperer 2.00 Ghost Whisperer 3.00 Ghost Whisperer 4.00 Ghost Whisperer 5.00 Ghost Whisperer 6.00 The Underdog Show 7.00 Will & Grace Part one of two. The duo reminisce. 7.30 Will & Grace Part two of two. Will makes a confession. 8.00 Nothing to Declare 8.30 Nothing to Declare 9.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation A speeding rubbish truck leads the team to two bodies. 10.00 Criminal Minds 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Will & Grace 1.30 Will & Grace 2.00 Nothing to Declare 2.30 Nothing to Declare 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Jerry Springer Show 5.05 The Jerry Springer Show

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Boxing Day 6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 CBBC. 10.40 FILM: A Goofy Movie (1995). Animated adventure, with the voice of Bill Farmer. 11.55 FILM: Ella Enchanted (2004). Fantasy adventure, starring Anne Hathaway. 1.25 BBC News; Weather. 1.35 Regional News; Weather. 1.40 Keeping Up Appearances. 2.30 FILM: Big (1988). Comedy, starring Tom Hanks. 4.10 FILM: Madagascar (2005). Premiere. Animated adventure, with the voice of Ben Stiller. 5.30 BBC News; Weather. 5.45 North West Tonight; Weather. 5.50 FILM: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). Premiere. Children’s adventure, starring Tilda Swinton. 8.00 EastEnders. Dot is taken aback by Nick’s arrival and puts up her guard, knowing better than to trust her errant son. The truth about Amy prompts Sean to take drastic action. 8.30 FILM: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006). Premiere. Wily rogue Captain Jack Sparrow battles to save his soul from the legendary Davy Jones. Swashbuckling adventure sequel, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. 10.50 BBC News; Weather. 11.00 The National Lottery EuroMillions Draw. Carole Machin presents the draw. 11.05 Match of the Day. Highlights include Aston Villa v Arsenal; National Lottery Update. 12.35 Not Going Out. 1.05 FILM: The Wild Geese (1978). Action adventure; Weatherview. 3.20 BBC News. BBC1 WALES 1.35 BBC Wales Today. 5.45 BBC Wales Today; Weather. 10.55 BBC Wales Today. Including sport.

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6.00 CBeebies. 8.30 Life of Mammals. 9.30 Wainwright Walks. 10.00 Coast. 10.10 The Signalman. 10.50 Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails. 11.50 FILM: The Importance of Being Earnest (1952). 1.25 FILM: South Pacific (1958). 3.50 Ready, Steady, Cook. 4.35 Final Score. 5.25 Are You Being Served? 5.55 FILM: Nicholas Nickleby (2002). 8.00 Dad’s Army. 8.30 The Man Who Made Eric & Ernie. 9.30 The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show. 10.40 The Generation Game 1973 at Christmas. 11.40 Two Ronnies. 12.40 TOTP2 at Christmas. 1.25 Ghosts of Christmas Past. 2.25 FILM: Sweet and Lowdown (1999). 3.55 Close. BBC2 WALES 10.00 The Signalman. 10.40 Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails. 11.40 FILM: South Pacific (1958). 2.05 Scrum V Live. 4.05 Dad’s Army. 8.00 Katherine Jenkins — Intimate Romantic. 9.00 The Man Who Made Eric & Ernie. 10.00 The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show. 11.10 The Generation Game 1973 at Christmas. 12.10 Dad’s Army.

6.00 The Hoobs. 6.50 Treacle People. 7.00 Famous Fred. 7.25 The Bear. 8.00 The Morning Line. Racing preview. 9.00 T4: Friends. 9.25 T4: Simpsons. 9.55 T4: Friends. 10.25 T4: Dave Berry’s 20 Biggest Stars of 2008. 12.00 T4: Friends. 12.25 T4: George Michael: Live at Earls Court Exclusive. 12.35 Lost and Found. 1.05 Channel 4 Racing. 3.35 Come Dine with Me. 4.50 Deal or No Deal Christmas Star. 5.50 Hollyoaks. 6.20 The Simpsons. 6.50 News. 7.00 A Time Team Special: The Mystery of the Roman Treasure. 8.00 FILM: Crocodile Dundee (1986). Comedy. 9.50 The IT Crowd. 10.20 Star Stories. 10.50 8 Out of 10 Cats Christmas. 11.40 Fonejacker Christmas Special. 12.15 4Music: George Michael. 12.20 Poker. 1.25 Russell Crowe’s South Sydney Story. 2.20 Bullrun: Cops, Cars and Superstars. 2.45 Freesports on 4. 3.10 Goalissimo. 4.05 Freesports on 4. 4.30 Grudge Match. 4.40 Transworld Sport. 5.35 Making It. 5.40 3 Minute Wonder: 12 Days of Christmas. 5.45 Inuk.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 Dinotopia. 10.50 Michaela’s Zoo Babies. 11.50 Penguin Adventure with Nigel Marven. 12.20 Domino Day. 1.25 FILM: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). Comedy, starring Spencer Tracy. 4.30 Little Princess. 5.00 Ronnie Barker’s Comedy Heroes. 6.00 Rory and Paddy’s Great British Adventure.

7.00 Ice Road Truckers. 8.00 World’s Strongest Man: 30 Years of Pain. Documentary looking back at three decades of the competition. 9.00 NCIS. Tony is accused of murder. 10.00 Greatest Ever 80s Movies. Countdown of the decade's most popular films. 12.45 30 Rock. 1.15 Quiz Call. 4.05 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2007. 4.50 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2007. 5.35 House Doctor.

7.00 Famous Fred. 7.25 The Bear. 8.00 The Morning Line. 9.00 Lost and Found. 9.30 FILM: Freaky Friday (1976). 11.25 Deal or No Deal Christmas Star. 12.30 Cyw: Meees. 12.45 Cyw: Penblwydd Pwy? 1.00 4Music: Girls Aloud: Video Exclusive. 1.05 Channel 4 Racing from Kempton Park, Wetherby and Wincanton. 3.35 The Simpsons. 4.00 Planed Plant. 5.00 The Simpsons. 5.25 The Simpsons.

5.50 Cyngerdd Ysgol Glanaethwy Yn 18. 7.20 Newyddion. 7.30 Pobol y Cwm. Colin tries to convince Eileen that Lois is being truthful and there is a turn for the worse in Maes y Deri when the washing machine breaks down. 8.00 Y 7 Magnifico a Matthew Rhys. Part one of two. Reality show in which celebrities are challenged to become cowboys in Arizona, featuring Bethan Gwanas, Steffan Rhodri, Shân Cothi, Hywel Davies and Matthew Rhys. 9.00 Sioe ’Dolig PC Leslie Wynne. A Christmas edition of the chat show with Wales’ most famous police officer. Featuring guests Sarra Elgan,

5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV Morning News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 10.25 Christmas Cooks Challenge. 11.25 FILM: Black Beauty (1994). Family drama, starring Sean Bean. 1.15 ITV News and Weather. 1.25 The Railway Children. 3.25 FILM: Mary Poppins (1964). Musical fantasy, starring Julie Andrews. 6.10 ITV Evening News; Weather. 6.30 Emmerdale. 7.00 Harry Hill’s TV Burp Review of the Year. A look back at the highlights of 2008. 7.30 Coronation Street. Maria becomes desperate in her campaign to prove Tony’s guilt.

Caught in a Trap, ITV1 8.00 You’ve Been Framed! 8.30 Coronation Street. Fiz and Audrey struggle to calm a hysterical Maria. 9.00 Caught in a Trap. Drama, starring Connie Fisher as a conniving Elvis fanatic. 10.30 The Late News and Weather. 10.45 FILM: Nine Months (1995). A psychologist’s world begins to fall apart when he discovers his girlfriend is pregnant. Comedy, starring Hugh Grant, Robin Williams and Julianne Moore. 12.45 Quantum of Solace: Planning Bond’s Downfall and Other Stunts. ITV News Headlines. 1.15 FILM: The Wiz (1978). Musical based on The Wizard of Oz, starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. 3.35 ITV Nightscreen.

Iolo Williams and Margaret Williams. 10.00 Nodyn. Festive edition of the music show, featuring Huw Chiswell performing a song from his new album. 10.30 FILM: Sideways (2004). Premiere. A couple of middleaged men take a trip to California’s wine country, a week before one of them is due to tie the knot. Romantic comedy, starring Paul Giamatti. 1.00 The IT Crowd. 1.30 Star Stories: Kate Moss. 2.00 FILM: A History of Violence (2005). 3.40 Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Rufus Wainwright. 4.35 Diwedd.


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6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Match of the Day. Highlights include Aston Villa v Arsenal. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen. 11.30 Take on the Takeaway. 12.00 Rachel’s Favourite Food for Friends. 12.30 BBC News; Weather. 12.40 Racing from Chepstow. Clare Balding and Richard Dunwoody present live coverage of the day’s card, including feature race the 2.40 Coral Welsh National. Plus, another three races at 1.00, 1.35 and 2.10. 3.00 FILM: Eight Below (2006). Premiere. Adventure, starring Paul Walker. 4.50 FILM: Father of the Bride 2 (1995). Comedy sequel, starring Steve Martin. 6.30 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 6.50 Weakest Link Special. 7.50 The National Lottery: In It to Win It. New series. Dale Winton presents the quiz show in which five contestants answer questions to scoop a big prize. Includes the Lotto, Dream Number and Thunderball draws. 8.40 Casualty. Part one of two. Sean confronts Jessica about her affair. 9.30 Outnumbered. The family has a restless night. Last in the series. 10.00 A Question of Sport — Extra Time. Clips from the series. 10.30 BBC News; Weather; National Lottery Update. 10.50 FILM: Interview with the Vampire (1994). A charismatic 18th-century vampire takes a young man and a little girl under his wing. Gothic horror, starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst; Weatherview. 12.50 Sign Zone: Oceans. 1.50 Oceans. 2.50 Indian Food Made Easy. 3.20 Gardeners’ World. 3.50 BBC News.

6.00 CBeebies. 7.00 CBBC. 12.00 FILM: Swiss Family Robinson (1960). Adventure. 2.05 FILM: We Dive at Dawn (1943). 3.50 Flog It! 4.35 Ready, Steady, Cook. 5.20 War Stories. 7.20 Porridge. 8.00 University Challenge: The Story So Far. 9.00 Comic Relief Does University Challenge.

Outnumbered, BBC1 9.30 FILM: Starter for 10 (2006). Premiere. 11.00 Young Ones. 11.30 Graham Norton. 12.15 TOTP2. 1.00 FILM: Richard Pryor Live in Concert (1979). 2.15 BBC News. 3.50 Close. BBC2 WALES 7.20 John Barrowman Live. 8.20 University Challenge: The Story So Far. 9.20 Comic Relief Does University Challenge. 9.50 FILM: Starter for 10 (2006). 11.20 Young Ones. 11.50 Graham Norton. 12.35 TOTP2. 1.20 FILM: Richard Pryor Live in Concert (1979).

6.00 Sunrise. 7.00 Milkshake! 10.00 The Gadget Show. 11.00 Secrets of the Jesus Tomb. 12.00 Zoo Days. 12.10 FILM: The Browning Version (1951). Drama, starring Michael Redgrave. 1.55 FILM: Ivanhoe (1952). Medieval drama, starring Robert Taylor. 4.00 Merlin. 5.50 FILM: Prince Charming (2001).

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6.00 The Hoobs. 6.50 The Treacle People. 7.00 Goalissimo. Round-up of football action. 8.00 The Morning Line. Racing preview. 8.50 T4: Friends. 9.20 T4: T4 on the Beach. 1.30 Channel 4 Racing from Kempton Park and Wetherby. Alastair Down and Jim McGrath introduce live coverage of this afternoon’s races, including the 2.45 Desert Orchid Chase (2m) from Kempton Park and the 3.30 skybet.com Castleford H’cap Chase (2m) at Wetherby. 3.30 4Dance 2008. 5.00 John Adams. 6.25 Channel 4 News. 6.55 FILM: Crocodile Dundee II (1988). Comedy sequel, starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski. 9.00 Bring Back — Fame. With Justin Lee Collins. 10.35 Star Stories: Bono. 11.05 Star Stories: Heather Mills. 11.40 Russell Brand’s Christmas Ponderland. 12.10 FILM: Jagged Edge (1985). Thriller, starring Jeff Bridges. 2.20 FILM: CRAZY (2005). Premiere. Comedy drama, starring Marc-Andre Grondin. 4.30 Grudge Match. 4.40 Scrapheap Challenge. 5.40 Making It. 5.45 Inuk. Fantasy, starring Sean Maguire. 7.25 Five News and Sport. 7.35 NCIS. 8.30 NCIS. A former Navy Seal escapes from prison. 9.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A property tycoon’s wife is killed in her home. 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 11.30 30 Rock. 12.00 30 Rock. 12.30 Quiz Call. 4.00 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2007. 4.45 House Doctor. 5.15 House Doctor. 5.35 House Doctor.

3.30 The Simpsons. 3.55 Deal or No Deal Christmas Star. 5.00 Newyddion. 5.10 Y Clwb Rygbi. 7.25 Sgorio Cymru. Highlights of the Boxing Day games in the Welsh Premier League, including Caernarfon v Bangor City and The New Saints FC v Technogroup Welshpool Town. 8.00 Newyddion a Chwaraeon. 8.15 Cyngerdd Grav — Yma o Hyd. Artists pay tribute to Ray Gravell in a concert at the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff, with performances by Gwyneth Glyn, Celt, Catrin Evans and Bryn Fon. 9.50 Sioe ’Dolig PC Leslie Wynne. A Christmas edition of the chat show.

5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV Morning News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 CITV. 10.50 FILM: The Little Polar Bear (2002). Premiere. Animated adventure, with the voice of Wesley Singerman. 12.20 Granada News; Weather. 12.25 ITV News and Weather. 12.30 Coronation Street. 3.35 Jane Austen’s Emma. 5.35 Granada News. 5.50 ITV News. 6.05 New You’ve Been Framed! 7.05 All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special. The Dingles of Emmerdale take on Hollyoaks’ McQueens. 7.50 Foyle’s War. When an employee at a military psychiatric hospital is found murdered there is no shortage of suspects, but information regarding a missing boy from London becomes Foyle’s top priority.

All Star Family Fortunes at Christmas, ITV1 9.50 It’ll Be Alright on the Night. Amusing out-takes, presented by Griff Rhys Jones. 10.50 ITV News and Weather; Weather. 11.05 FILM: Bird on a Wire (1990). A police informant in a witness protection scheme has his cover blown by his former college sweetheart — with the result that the pair have to go on the run. Comedy thriller, with Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn. 1.10 Nightwatch with Steve Scott: Crime. ITV News Headlines. 2.10 FILM: Great Balls of Fire! (1989) Biopic, starring Dennis Quaid. 3.55 ITV Nightscreen.

10.50 Nodyn. Special Christmas edition of the show, featuring performances by Huw Chiswell, Gwyneth Glyn, Brigyn and Elin Fflur, along with archive footage from previous years. 11.25 Alan Carr’s Christmas Ding Dong. Festive edition of the game show in which pantomime goodies take on pantomime baddies, featuring celebrities including Paul Daniels, Barbara Windsor, John Thomson and Joe Pasquale. 12.15 FILM: A Knight’s Tale (2001). Comedy adventure, starring Heath Ledger. 2.40 Poker. 3.35 KOTV. 4.05 Diwedd.

Satellite FILMS 6.30 Zoom (2006) Comedy adventure, starring Tim Allen. Sky Movies Family. 6.35 Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) Historical drama, starring Richard Burton. Sky Movies Classics. 7.00 Ghost Rider (2007) Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 7.00 Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982) Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 7.30 Southland Tales (2005) Comedy thriller, starring Dwayne ’The Rock’ Johnson. Sky Movies Indie. 8.00 Transformers (2007) Premiere. Sci-fi action adventure, starring Shia LaBeouf. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Mr Woodcock (2007) With Billy Bob Thornton. Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 The Hurricane (1999) With Denzel Washington. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Stardust (2007) Fantasy adventure, starring Charlie Cox. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 The Matrix (1999) Sky Movies Modern Greats. 9.00 300 (2006) With Gerard Butler. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Gladiators 8.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics US 9.00 Soccer AM 12.00 Guinness World Records Smashed 1.00 FILM: Short Circuit 2 (1988) 3.10 Bite Size Brainiac 3.30 Futurama 5.30 The Simpsons 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 The Simpsons 7.00 The Simpsons Guest starring Ludacris. 7.30 The Simpsons Bart begins seeing a therapist. Meg Ryan guest stars. 8.00 Noel’s Christmas Presents Honouring selfless deeds by members of the public. 9.30 Ultimate Road Wars Highlights from the series. 10.30 Ultimate Road Wars 11.30 Road Wars 12.30 Prison Break 1.30 The Villa 2.20 Mile High 3.15 Mile High 4.10 Ibiza Uncovered 5.05 Bite Size Brainiac 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 The Two Ronnies 7.20 The Two Ronnies 8.40 The Two Ronnies 9.40 The Dick Emery Show 9.50 Only Fools and Horses 11.10 FILM: Carry On Matron (1972) 1.00 My Family 1.40 My Family 2.20 My Family 3.00 My Family 3.40 My Family 4.20 My Family 5.00 My Family 5.40 My Family 6.20 My Family 7.00 FILM: Carry On Up the Jungle (1970) Saucy comedy, starring Sid James. 8.50 Only Fools and Horses The brothers’ cash flow hits an alltime low. 10.10 Jonathan Creek A judge is mysteriously murdered. 11.20 My Family 11.55 My Family 12.35 My Family 1.15 My Family 1.55 My Family 2.35 What a Carry On! 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Live Test Cricket 8.00 Ocean Race 8.30 Super League 9.00 Soccer AM 12.00 Soccer Extra 1.30 Live Darts 5.30 Soccer Extra 7.00 Live Darts Day six of the 2009 PDC World

Championship. 11.00 Super League 11.30 Live Test Cricket Australia v South Africa. EUROSPORT: 7.30 WATTS 8.00 World Rally Championship 9.00 NEC Bike Show 10.00 Live Nordic Combined Skiing 10.45 Live CrossCountry Skiing 12.00 Live Cross-Country Skiing 1.15 Nordic Combined Skiing 1.30 Live Nordic Combined Skiing 2.15 Ski Jumping 4.00 UEFA Champions League Classics 5.00 UEFA Champions League Classics 6.00 Strongest Man 7.00 Strongest Man The IFSA Strongman Champions League. 8.00 Motor Racing The Race of Champions Nations Cup. 9.00 Motor Racing The Race of Champions. 10.00 Figure Skating Highlights of the Ice Gala from Ingolstadt, Germany. 11.30 Dancing 12.30 WATTS 1.00 Close DISCOVERY: 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters 8.00 American Chopper 9.00 Deadliest Catch 10.00 Unsolved History 11.00 True Gladiators 12.00 Missing Persons Unit 12.30 North Mission Road 1.00 Forensic Detectives 2.00 Chop Shop 3.00 Chop Shop 4.00 Chop Shop 5.00 Chop Shop 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters Landing a plane with no training. 8.00 Days That Shook the World The deaths of Archduke Ferdinand and Adolf Hitler. 9.00 FILM: Schindler’s List (1993) Harrowing fact-based drama, starring Liam Neeson. 12.30 Missing Persons Unit 1.00 Couples Who Kill 2.00 Forensic Detectives 3.00 Mythbusters 3.50 The Twin Inside Me: Shocking Story 4.40 Extreme Engineering 5.30 How It’s Made LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 I Dream of Jeannie 7.30 I Dream of Jeannie 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 The Golden Girls 9.30 The Golden Girls 10.00 Charmed 11.00 Blood Ties 12.00 So You Think You Can Dance 1.00 Exposed: Victoria Beckham 2.00 Home Video Heroes 2.30 Home Video Heroes 3.00 Will & Grace 3.30 Will & Grace 4.00 FILM: The Karate Kid (1984) 6.30 Will & Grace 7.00 Criminal Minds The team tries to save a woman from execution. 8.00 Ghost Whisperer Jim and Melinda search for a missing corpse. 9.00 CSI: Miami An heiress is found dead at a party. 10.00 CSI: Miami 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Blood Ties 2.00 Home Video Heroes 2.30 Home Video Heroes 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Golden Girls 5.05 The Golden Girls 5.30 Home Shopping


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6.00 CBeebies. 7.00 CBBC. 10.05 FILM: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004). Premiere. 12.05 Murder, She Wrote. 12.50 Escape to the Country. 1.50 FILM: The Eagle Has Landed (1976). 4.00 Stingray — The Reunion Party. 4.30 Final Score. 5.10 All About Thunderbirds. 6.10 Thunderbirds. 7.00 James May’s

Top Toys. 8.00 Top Gear. 9.00 The Real Italian Job: James Martin’s Mille Miglia. 10.00 Have I Got News for You. 10.30 Never Mind the Buzzcocks. 11.00 FILM: The Getaway (1972). Husband-and-wife crooks flee the scene of a botched bank robbery with the police in hot pursuit. Thriller, starring Steve McQueen. 1.00 Heroes. 1.40 FILM: Patrick (1978). Horror, starring Susan Penhaligon. 3.30 BBC News.

6.00 The Hoobs. 6.50 Treacle People. 7.00 Transworld Sport. 7.55 Adrenalin Rush. The final of the Intelligent Sport World Series in Cyprus. 8.25 Freesports on 4. 8.55 T4: Bedtime Stories: T4 Movie Special. 9.25 T4: Friends. 10.00 T4: Hollyoaks. 12.30 T4: Friends. 1.00 T4: Relentless. 1.50 T4: Friends. 2.20 FILM: Benji the Hunted (1987). Disney adventure. 4.00 The Simpsons. 4.30 The Simpsons. 5.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.50 Channel 4 News. 6.15 The Secret Millionaire Changed My Life. 7.15 FILM: Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001). Comedy sequel, starring Paul Hogan. 9.00 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008. 11.10 FILM: Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). The crew of the Enterprise is pitted against the evil intentions of Captain Picard’s malevolent clone. Scifi adventure, starring Patrick Stewart. 1.20 FILM: The Edukators (2004). Premiere. Drama, starring Daniel Bruhl. 3.35 In Your Dreams. 3.45 Unreported World. 4.10 Red Bull Air Race 2008. 5.10 Supporting Acts. 5.20 Scrapheap Challenge.

6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Secrets of Egypt: Scorpion King. 11.00 Herod the Great: The True Story. 12.00 Solar Storm: Perfect Disaster. 1.05 FILM: Forty Guns to Apache Pass (1967). Western, starring Audie Murphy. 2.55 Nature Shock. 3.55 Merlin. 5.45 FILM: Only You (1994). Romantic comedy, starring Marisa Tomei.

7.45 Five News and Sport. 8.00 World’s Strongest Man. 9.00 FILM: Secret Window (2004). A writer leading a solitary existence in an isolated cabin has his peace shattered when a stranger arrives and accuses him of plagiarism. Spooky thriller, starring Johnny Depp. 11.00 FILM: Closer (2004). Drama, starring Jude Law. 1.00 Live NFL. 4.20 Kickboxing: Now Is the Time — Night of Combat. 5.10 House Doctor. 5.35 House Doctor.

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2.00 FILM: Oliver Twist (2005). 4.30 Newyddion. 4.35 Pobol y Cwm. 6.35 Cefn Gwlad. 7.05 Newyddion. 7.20 Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol. Highlights of the past year. 7.50 Mastermind Plant Cymru. Specialist subjects include the Horrid Henry books, William the Conqueror, the third series of Doctor Who and British Second World War Aeroplanes. 8.30 Y 7 Magnifico a Matthew Rhys. Part one of two. Reality show in which celebrities are challenged to become cowboys in Arizona, featuring Bethan Gwanas, Steffan Rhodri and Shân Cothi.

5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV Morning News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 CITV. 10.10 FILM: Tooth (2004). Fantasy adventure, starring Yasmin Paige. 11.45 FILM: Prancer (1989). Drama, starring Cloris Leachman. 1.35 Granada News; Weather. 1.40 ITV News and Weather. 1.45 Dancing on Ice at Christmas. 3.15 FILM: You’ve Got Mail (1998). Romantic comedy, starring Tom Hanks. 5.30 Granada News. 5.45 ITV News. 6.00 Help! I’m No Bigger Than a Bug. 7.30 You’ve Been Framed!

Affinity, ITV1 8.00 The Royal. A family at a run-down farmhouse are struck by a deadly fever. Brian Blessed guest stars. 9.00 Affinity. Gothic ghost story set in a Victorian women’s prison, about the relationship between a volunteer visitor and an inmate who claims she can speak with the dead. Anna Madeley and Zoe Tapper star. 11.00 ITV News and Weather. 11.15 The South Bank Show. Comedian Ronnie Corbett talks to Melvyn Bragg. 12.15 The Priests. Three Roman Catholic clergymen who signed a record deal with Sony; ITV News Headlines. 1.15 FILM: At the Earth’s Core (1976). Sci-fi fantasy. 2.45 60 Minute Makeover. 3.45 Antiques Auction. 4.05 ITV Nightscreen.

9.30 Rhydian. The life of singer Rhydian Roberts since he took second prize in the 2007 series of The X Factor, as he prepares for the release of his debut album. With onscreen English subtitles. 10.35 8 Out of 10 Cats Christmas Special. Festive edition of the topical panel show. 11.20 Bring Back — Fame. Justin Lee Collins tracks down the cast of the Eighties film and TV series. 12.50 Eddie Izzard: Circle. 2.20 Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel. 3.15 FILM: Black Christmas (1974). 5.00 Diwedd.

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6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 CBBC. 11.55 FILM: The Road to El Dorado (2000). Animated adventure, with the voices of Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline. 1.15 BBC News; Weather. 1.25 Regional News; Weather. 1.30 FILM: Muppet Treasure Island (1996). Comedy. 3.00 Ballet Shoes. 4.25 FILM: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). Comedy adventure, starring Jim Carrey. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.25 North West Tonight. 6.30 Celebrity Mastermind. 7.00 Christmas on the Frontline. Matt Allwright visits the men and women spending Christmas in Afghanistan, with access to all areas of British Military base Camp Bastion in the heart of Helmand Province. 8.00 EastEnders. Dot struggles to believe Nick has changed. 8.30 FILM: Superman Returns (2006). Premiere. The Man of Steel returns to Earth after years away to find arch-villain Lex Luthor using alien technology to wreak havoc. Comic-book adventure, starring Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey. 10.55 BBC News. 11.10 Regional News; Weather. 11.20 2008 at the Movies. The best and worst movies of the past 12 months; Weatherview. 12.25 Sign Zone: Oceans. 1.25 Sign Zone: Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Johannesburg. 2.25 Sign Zone: The Barristers. 3.25 Sign Zone: Gardeners’ World. 3.55 Sign Zone: Gardeners’ World. 4.25 BBC News. BBC1 WALES 1.25 BBC Wales Today. 6.25 BBC Wales Today; Weather. 11.15 BBC Wales Today; Weather.

6.00 CBeebies. 8.00 CBBC. 8.30 Life of Mammals. 9.30 Wainwright Walks. 10.00 Coast. 10.05 FILM: Suspicion (1941). 11.40 FILM: Notorious (1946). 1.20 Escape to the Country. 2.05 Murder, She Wrote. 2.50 Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors.

4.45 Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures. 6.15 Joanna Lumley In the Land of the Northern Lights. 7.15 As Time Goes By Reunion Specials. 8.00 The Perfect TV Detective. 9.00 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking. 10.40 Time Shift. 11.20 TOTP2. 12.05 Outnumbered. 12.35 Charley Boorman. 1.35 Dragons’ Den: Outside the Den. 2.35 FILM: Ellery Queen: Don’t Look Behind You (1971). 4.05 Close.

6.20 The Hoobs. 6.45 The Hoobs. 7.10 The Treacle People. 7.20 FILM: Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) Featurelength adventure, with the voice of Shane Rimmer. 9.05 T4: Friends. 9.40 T4: The Simpsons. 10.10 T4: Friends. 10.45 T4: 20 Biggest Selling Singles of the Last 10 Years. 12.20 FILM: Carry On Behind (1975). Comedy, starring Kenneth Williams. 2.00 FILM: Oliver Twist (1948). Adaptation of Dickens’ novel, starring Alec Guinness. 4.15 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Celebrity Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.30 The Lost Pyramid. Experts search for the tomb of the lost fourth dynasty pharaoh Djedefre. 9.00 Tony Robinson and the Blitz Witch. 10.00 The Pregnant Man. 11.10 The Eternity Man. 12.30 The Spirit: C4 Movie Special. 1.00 Poker. 2.05 Bullrun: Cops, Cars and Superstars. 2.35 FILM: Serial Mom (1994). Black comedy, starring Kathleen Turner. 4.15 Hill Street Blues. 5.00 Scrapheap Challenge.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 Dinotopia. 10.50 Michaela’s Zoo Babies. 11.50 Zoo Days. 12.05 World’s Strongest Man. Coverage of the contest in West Virginia. 1.05 FILM: Androcles and the Lion (1952). Satirical fable, starring Alan Young. 3.05 Journey to the Centre of the Earth. 5.00 Who’s Got God’s Millions? 6.00 Ice Road Truckers.

7.00 Five News at 7. 7.15 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2008. Five News. 8.00 World’s Strongest Man. 9.00 FILM: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005). Premiere. A lawyer defends a priest on manslaughter charges after an attempted exorcism has fatal consequences. Horror, with Tom Wilkinson. 11.20 30 Rock. 12.50 Prison Break. 2.40 NBA 360. 3.10 UEFA Cup Classics. 4.45 Race and Rally. 5.15 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

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5.00 CITV. 5.55 ITV Morning News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 10.25 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11.25 FILM: Carry On Jack (1963). Navy comedy, starring Kenneth Williams. 1.10 ITV News and Weather. 1.35 Granada News and Weather. 1.40 Rosemary & Thyme. 2.40 Midsomer Murders. 4.40 FILM: Uncle Buck (1989). Family comedy, starring John Candy. 6.30 Granada Reports; Weather. 6.45 ITV Evening News; Weather.

Who’s Got God’s Millions, Five 7.00 Emmerdale. Victoria claims she made up the story about the body. 7.30 Coronation Street. Liz and Lloyd each misread the other’s signals. 8.00 Grub’s Up. Seasonal pumpkins and squashes in Tarleton. Last in series. 8.30 Coronation Street. 9.00 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Olympic Gold Medallist Special. Team GB winners from the Beijing Games play for £1million. 10.00 News at Ten. 10.25 Granada News and Weather. 10.30 Harry Hill’s TV Burp Review of the Year. 11.00 The Championship. 12.00 Nightwatch with Steve Scott: Crime. 12.55 Nightwatch with Steve Scott: Crime. ITV News. 1.50 Moving Day. 2.45 ITV Nightscreen.

7.00 Y 7 Magnifico a Matthew Rhys. Part one of two. Celebrities are challenged to become cowboys. With onscreen English subtitles. 8.00 Pobol y Cwm. Darren wants the truth from Sheryl. 8.25 Martha Jac a Sianco a Fi. Ifan Huw Dafydd’s journey filming the Christmas drama. 9.00 Cefn Gwlad. A 28,000acre farm on New Zealand’s South Island. 10.00 Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008. 12.05 The Secret Millionaire Changed My Life. 1.05 The Family at Christmas. 2.00 FILM: The Family Stone (2005). 3.45 FILM: Whisky (2004). 5.30 Diwedd.

Satellite FILMS 7.05 White Noise: The Light (2006) With Nathan Fillion. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 7.10 Nowhere to Run (1993) With JeanClaude Van Damme. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 7.35 La Vie en Rose (2007) Biographical drama, starring Marion Cotillard. Sky Movies Indie. 8.00 The Golden Compass (2007) Fantasy adventure, starring Nicole Kidman. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Rush Hour 3 (2007) With Jackie Chan. Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 Dreamgirls (2006) With Jamie Foxx. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Dragonheart (1996) Fantasy adventure, starring Dennis Quaid. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 Wild Wild West (1999) Western comedy, starring Will Smith. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 9.00 Passenger 57 (1992) With Wesley Snipes. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 9.00 Zulu (1964) Factbased drama, starring Michael Caine. Sky Movies Classics. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Gladiators 8.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics US 9.00 FILM: The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) 10.50 Gladiators G-Force 11.00 Noel’s Christmas Presents 12.30 Malcolm in the Middle 1.00 Malcolm in the Middle 1.30 Malcolm in the Middle 2.00 Futurama 2.30 Futurama 3.00 The Millies 4.30 Futurama 5.00 Futurama 5.30 Futurama 6.00 Futurama 6.30 The Simpsons 7.00 The Simpsons 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 The Simpsons 8.30 The Simpsons 9.00 Bones Brennan and Booth visit the UK. 10.50 Ross Kemp on Gangs 11.50 Road Wars 12.50 Road Wars 1.50 Nothing But the Truth 2.45 Las Vegas Uncovered 3.40 Naked Angels in Beach Paradise 4.35 America’s Dumbest Criminals 5.00 Bite Size Brainiac 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 The Two Ronnies 7.00 Porridge 7.40 Porridge 8.20 Porridge 9.00 Porridge 9.50 Only Fools and Horses 11.10 FILM: Doctor at Sea (1955) 1.00 Open All Hours 1.40 Open All Hours 2.20 Open All Hours 3.00 Open All Hours 3.40 Open All Hours 4.20 Open All Hours 5.00 Open All Hours 5.40 Open All Hours 6.20 Open All Hours 7.00 FILM: Doctor in the House (1954) Medical comedy, starring Dirk Bogarde. 8.50 Morecambe and Wise — The Greatest Moment The comedy duo’s best moments. 10.25 Open All Hours 11.05 Open All Hours 11.45 Open All Hours 12.25 Open All Hours 1.05 Open All Hours 1.45 Open All Hours 2.25 The Dick Emery Show 2.35 What a Carry On! 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Live Test Cricket 8.00 Football First 9.30 Football First 11.00 Test Cricket 1.00 Live Darts 5.00 FIFA Futbol

Mundial 5.30 Super League 6.00 Big League Weekend 2 7.30 Live Football League Blackpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Kick-off 7.45pm). 10.00 You’re on Sky Sports! 11.00 Big League Weekend 2 12.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 1.30 You’re on Sky Sports! 2.30 Big League Weekend 2 4.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 5.00 You’re on Sky Sports! EUROSPORT: 7.30 WATTS 8.00 CrossCountry Skiing 9.00 Ski Jumping 10.30 Nordic Combined Skiing 11.15 CrossCountry Skiing 12.15 Ski Jumping 1.45 Live Cross-Country Skiing 3.15 UEFA Cup Classics 4.15 UEFA Cup Classics 5.15 Alpine Skiing 5.30 Live Alpine Skiing 6.30 Ski Jumping 8.00 Fight Club The K1 World Grand Prix final. 11.00 Strongest Man 12.00 euroCRASH! 12.30 Close DISCOVERY: 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters 8.00 American Chopper 9.00 Deadliest Catch 10.00 America’s Lost H-Bomb 11.00 Pyramid of Doom: An Ancient Mystery 12.00 Missing Persons Unit 12.30 North Mission Road 1.00 Forensic Detectives 2.00 FILM: Empire of the Sun (1987) 5.30 How Do They Do It? 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters Two experiments inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean. 8.00 American Chopper The team builds a luxury bike for Mercedes Benz-AMG. 9.00 American Chopper Custom motorcycles. 10.00 Extreme Forensics 11.00 A Haunting 12.00 Body of Evidence 12.30 Missing Persons Unit 1.00 Couples Who Kill 2.00 Extreme Forensics 3.00 American Chopper 3.50 World’s Tallest Man: Shocking Story 4.40 Extreme Engineering 5.30 How It’s Made LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 Bewitched 7.30 Bewitched 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 Home Video Heroes 9.30 Home Video Heroes 10.00 The Jerry Springer Show 10.30 The Jerry Springer Show 11.00 FILM: The Karate Kid Part II (1986) 1.20 The Fix 1.30 Charmed 2.30 Charmed 3.30 FILM: The Karate Kid Part III (1989) 5.50 The Fix 6.00 The Underdog Show 7.00 Will & Grace 7.30 Will & Grace 8.00 Kyle XY Kyle becomes frustrated by a mysterious memory. 9.00 CSI: Miami 10.00 Lipstick Jungle 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Will & Grace 1.30 Will & Grace 2.00 CSI: Miami 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Jerry Springer Show 5.05 The Jerry Springer Show 5.30 Home Shopping


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FILMS 7.00 Starman (1984) With Jeff Bridges. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 7.20 The Italian Job (1969) Crime caper. Sky Movies Classics. 7.50 Jindabyne (2006) Drama. Sky Movies Indie. 8.00 Lions for Lambs (2007) Political drama. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Good Luck Chuck (2007) With Dane Cook. Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) With Cate Blanchett. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Stick It (2006) Sports comedy. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Fantasy adventure. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 9.00 The 13th Warrior (1999) With Antonio Banderas. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 9.00 Alfie (1966) Comedy drama. Sky Movies Classics. 9.00 Next (2007) With Nicolas Cage. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 9.45 The Golden Compass (2007) Fantasy, starring Nicole Kidman. Sky Movies Premiere. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Gladiators 8.30 Malcolm in the Middle 9.00 FILM: The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006) 10.45 Gladiators G-Force 11.00 Celebrity Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 12.00 Celebrity Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 1.00 Malcolm in the Middle 1.30 Malcolm in the Middle 2.00 Futurama 2.30 Futurama 3.00 FILM: George and the Dragon (2004) 4.45 Gladiators G-Force 5.00 Futurama 5.30 Futurama 6.00 Futurama 6.30 The Simpsons 7.00 The Simpsons 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 The Simpsons 8.30 The Simpsons 9.00 Justin Lee Collins: 180 10.00 FILM: The Last Boy Scout (1991) 12.05 Road Wars 1.05 Road Wars 1.55 Nothing But the Truth 2.45 Las Vegas Uncovered 3.35 Naked Angels in Beach Paradise 4.25 Scare Tactics 4.50 Bite Size Brainiac 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 The Two Ronnies 7.00 Open All Hours 7.40 Open All Hours 8.20 Open All Hours 9.00 Last of the Summer Wine 9.40 Morecambe and Wise — The Greatest Moment 11.10 FILM: Doctor in the House (1954) 1.00 Last of the Summer Wine 1.40 Last of the Summer Wine 2.20 Last of the Summer Wine 3.00 Last of the Summer Wine 3.40 Last of the Summer Wine 4.20 Last of the Summer Wine 5.00 Last of the Summer Wine 5.40 Last of the Summer Wine 6.20 Last of the Summer Wine 7.00 FILM: Doctor in Love (1960) Medical comedy, starring Leslie Phillips. 8.55 The Vicar of Dibley Top 40 Moments Highlights from the comedy series. 10.55 Last of the Summer Wine 11.35 Last of the Summer Wine 12.15 Last of the Summer

Wine 12.55 Last of the Summer Wine 1.35 The Dick Emery Show 1.55 Last of the Summer Wine 2.30 Last of the Summer Wine 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Live Test Cricket 8.00 WWE: Afterburn 9.00 Big League Weekend 2 10.30 Rugby Union 11.00 Test Cricket 1.00 Live Darts 5.00 Rugby Union 5.30 Football Asia 6.00 Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker 7.00 Goles Y Goles Y Goles 7.30 Live Football Special Hull City v Aston Villa (Kick-off 8.00pm). 10.30 Goles Y Goles Y Goles 11.00 Live International Cricket EUROSPORT: 7.30 Cross-Country Skiing 8.30 Ski Jumping 10.00 Strongest Man 11.00 MotoGP 12.00 World Superbikes 1.00 French Open Tennis 2.30 Ski Jumping 4.00 UEFA Cup Classics 5.00 UEFA Cup Classics 6.00 Alpine Skiing 7.00 Live Figure Skating The annual exhibition gala in Oberstdorf, Germany. 9.00 Dancing 10.00 Dakar Rally 10.30 MotoGP 11.30 International Football 12.30 Close DISCOVERY: 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters 8.00 American Chopper 9.00 Deadliest Catch 10.00 The Great Nazi Cash Swindle 11.00 Riddle of the Sphinx 12.00 Missing Persons Unit 12.30 North Mission Road 1.00 Forensic Detectives 2.00 Deadliest Catch 3.00 Deadliest Catch 4.00 Deadliest Catch 5.00 Deadliest Catch 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters 8.00 Squid Invasion 9.00 Colossal Squid 10.00 Extreme Forensics 11.00 A Haunting 12.00 Body of Evidence 12.30 Missing Persons Unit 1.00 Couples Who Kill 2.00 Extreme Forensics 3.00 Colossal Squid 3.50 I Gave Birth to a Mummy: Shocking Story 4.40 Extreme Engineering 5.30 How It’s Made LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 Bewitched 7.30 Bewitched 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 Home Video Heroes 9.30 Home Video Heroes 10.00 The Jerry Springer Show 10.30 The Jerry Springer Show 11.00 FILM: The Karate Kid Part III (1989) 1.20 The Fix 1.30 Charmed 2.30 Charmed 3.30 FILM: The Next Karate Kid (1994) 5.50 The Fix 6.00 The Underdog Show 7.00 Will & Grace 7.30 Will & Grace 8.00 Living with Yvette and Karl 9.00 New Most Haunted 10.00 Ghost Whisperer 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Will & Grace 1.30 Will & Grace 2.00 New Most Haunted 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 The Jerry Springer Show 5.05 The Jerry Springer Show 5.30 Home Shopping

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6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 CBBC. 10.00 FILM: The Magic Roundabout (2005). Animated adventure, with the voice of Ian McKellen. 11.20 FILM: Paulie (1998). Family adventure, starring Gena Rowlands. 12.45 BBC News; Weather. 12.55 Regional News; Weather. 1.00 FILM: Two Brothers (2004). Drama, starring Guy Pearce and Freddie Highmore. 2.40 FILM: Goal! (2005) Premiere. Sporting drama, starring Kuno Becker. 4.30 Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers. 5.00 Weakest Link Special. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.25 North West Tonight; Weather. 6.30 Dom’s on the Case of Eye Care. 7.00 Celebrity Mastermind. With Bob Harris, John Sessions, Louise Minchin and Andrew Neil. 7.30 EastEnders. 8.00 Holby City. Ric agrees to help Michelle stay off drugs. 9.00 Around the World in 20 Years. Michael Palin revisits a stage of his first travel adventure. 10.00 QI. 10.30 BBC News. 10.50 Regional News; Weather. 11.00 FILM: Deep Impact (1998). The human race faces annihilation when a comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Apocalyptic drama, starring Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman, Elijah Wood and Tea Leoni; Weatherview. 12.55 Sign Zone: Gardener of the Decade 2008. 1.55 FILM: Superman Returns (2006). Comic-book adventure, starring Brandon Routh. 4.30 BBC News. BBC1 WALES 12.55 BBC Wales Today. 6.25 BBC Wales Today; Weather. 10.50 BBC Wales Today; Weather.

6.00 CBeebies. 8.00 CBBC. 8.30 The Life of Mammals. 9.30 Wainwright Walks. 10.20 FILM: Dangerous Moonlight (1941). 11.55 FILM: Tiger Bay (1959). 1.40 Murder, She Wrote. 2.25 Miss Marple. 4.15 Ready, Steady, Cook. 5.00 FILM: The World’s Fastest

Around the World in 20 Years, BBC1 Indian (2005). 7.00 Dragons’ Den Around the World. 8.00 Top Gear. 9.00 Shooting Stars: The Inside Story. 10.00 All New Shooting Stars. 10.30 Graham Norton Show. 11.30 TOTP2. 12.15 Comedy Connections. 12.55 The Graham Norton Show. 1.40 Charley Boorman. 2.40 FILM: Cover-Up (1949). 4.05 Close. BBC2 WALES 7.00 The Good Life. 7.30 Only Men Aloud.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 Dinotopia. 10.50 Zoo Babies. 11.50 Zoo Days. 12.25 World’s Strongest Man. The competitors continue their pursuit of the crown. 1.25 FILM: Daniel and the Devil (1941). Fantasy drama, starring Edward Arnold. 3.05 Journey to the Centre of the Earth. 5.00 Extreme Fishing with Robson Green. 6.00 Ice Road Truckers.

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6.40 The Hoobs. 7.05 The Hoobs. 7.30 FILM: Thunderbird 6 (1968). 9.15 The Simpsons. 9.45 The Simpsons.

6.00 3 Minute Wonder: 12 Days of Christmas. 6.05 Inuk. 6.20 The Hoobs. 6.45 The Hoobs. 7.10 FILM: Thunderbird 6 (1968). Puppet adventure. 8.55 T4: Friends. 9.30 T4: The Simpsons. 10.00 T4: Friends. 10.40 T4: 4Music Top Tunes of 2008. 11.45 T4: 4Music Presents: Coldplay. 12.35 FILM: The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002). Animated adventure. 2.05 FILM: War Games (1983). Thriller. 4.15 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Celebrity Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 News. 7.35 Unreported World. 8.00 Country House Rescue. 9.00 Tony Robinson and the Ghosts of Glastonbury. 10.05 FILM: The Magdalene Sisters (2002). Drama following the harrowing experiences of four women who are sent to live in a convent. With Geraldine McEwan. 12.20 FILM: Hallam Foe (2007). Premiere. Dark drama. 2.10 Bullrun: Cops, Cars and Superstars. 2.40 Freesports on 4. 3.05 KOTV Classics. 4.00 Adrenalin Rush. 4.30 British GT Championship. 5.00 Grudge Match. 5.10 Clipper 07-08 The Challenge of a Lifetime. 7.00 Five News at 7. 7.15 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2008. Five News Update. 8.00 World’s Strongest Man. Five News at 9. 9.00 CSI: NY. 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Five News Update. 11.00 30 Rock. 11.30 30 Rock. 12.30 Prison Break. 1.30 Great Ethiopian Run. 2.00 NBA Basketball. 4.30 Boxing USA. 4.50 Motorsport Mundial. 5.15 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2008.

10.15 FILM: Oliver Twist (1948). 12.30 Cyw: Meees. 12.45 Cyw: Pingu. 1.00 Cyw: Pentre Bach. 1.15 Cyw: Gorsaf Hud. 1.30 FILM: Bugsy Malone (1976). 3.15 Deal or No Deal. 4.00 Planed Plant. 5.00 The Simpsons. 5.25 The Simpsons. 5.50 Mosgito. 6.15 Mari Ar y Carped Coch. 6.45 Newyddion. 7.00 Y 7 Magnifico a Matthew Rhys. The seven celebrities reach the end of their journey as cowboys, and face their most difficult challenge yet. With on-screen English subtitles.

5.30 ITV Morning News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 Britain’s Favourite View. 10.25 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 11.25 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity. 12.25 ITV News and Weather. 12.50 Granada News and Weather. 12.55 FILM: Carry On Cowboy (1966). Comedy, starring Sid James. 2.45 Midsomer Murders. 4.45 FILM: The Flintstones (1994). Comedy based on the cartoon, with John Goodman. 6.30 Granada Reports; Weather. 6.45 ITV Evening News; Weather.

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8.00 Pobol y Cwm. Britt gets the results of her operation. 8.25 Mastermind Cymru Nadolig. Festive edition of the game show. 9.10 Martha, Jac a Sianco. Drama following the lives of three siblings on their family farm Graig Ddu, based on the novel by Caryl Lewis. Sharon Morgan, Ifan Huw Dafydd and Geraint Lewis star. 11.20 Country House Rescue. The owners of Albury Park in Surrey try to recoup their £4million debt. 12.25 Man Hunters: Meet the Gigolos. 1.25 FILM: Made in America (1993). 3.20 FILM: Wicker Park (2004). 5.25 Diwedd.

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6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 CBBC. 10.45 FILM: Robin Hood (1973). Disney animation, voiced by Terry-Thomas and Peter Ustinov. 12.05 FILM: Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003). Animated adventure, with the voice of Brad Pitt. 1.20 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.35 FILM: The Prince and Me (2004). Premiere. Romantic comedy, starring Julia Stiles. 3.20 FILM: Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993). Convent comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg. 5.05 Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave. 5.35 Top of the Pops New Year’s Eve Special. 6.40 BBC News; Weather. 6.55 North West Tonight; Weather. 7.00 Celebrity Mastermind. With Sally Lindsay, Mick Hucknall, Summer Strallen and Mel Smith. 7.30 Last of the Summer Wine. New series. Truly hears his new neighbour has strong links to MI5. 8.00 Weakest Link Special. Stars of West End musicals take part in a special edition of the quiz. 9.00 FILM: Meet the Fockers (2004). A hapless groom-to-be faces a new challenge when his prospective in-laws come face to face with his unconventional parents. Comedy sequel, starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro. 10.50 New Year Live 2008. Nick Knowles and Kate Silverton host the end-of-year party aboard HMS Belfast. Includes BBC News and Weather at 11pm and National Lottery Draws at 11.10pm. 12.20 FILM: Risky Business (1983). Comedy. 2.00 BBC News. BBC1 WALES 1.30 BBC Wales Today. 6.55 BBC Wales Today; Weather.

6.00 CBeebies. 8.00 CBBC. 8.30 The Life of Mammals. 9.30 Wainwright Walks. 10.00 Coast. 10.20 FILM: Spellbound (1945). 12.05 FILM: Carve Her Name with Pride (1958). 2.00 Murder, She Wrote. 2.45 The Perfect TV Detective. 3.45 Miss Marple. 5.35 Flog It!

Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2008, BBC2 6.20 Escape to the Country. 7.05 FILM: Just Like Heaven (2005). 8.30 The Good Life. 9.00 FILM: Chocolat (2000). Drama, starring Juliette Binoche. 10.55 Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2008. 1.15 Grumpy Old New Year. 2.15 Da Kath and Kim Code. 3.35 Close. BBC2 WALES 2.00 Scrum V Live. 4.00 Miss Marple. 5.50 Flog It! 6.35 Iolo Goes Techno. 8.30 Arts and Entertainment Review of the Year Wales 2008.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 Dinotopia. 10.50 Zoo Days. 11.20 World’s Strongest Man. Competition for a place in the final phase intensifies. Continues tomorrow. 12.20 Russell Grant’s New Year Stars. 1.20 Jim Henson’s Jack and the Beanstalk. 5.00 Extreme Fishing with Robson Green. The actor grapples with catfish on the Tennessee River.

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6.25 The Hoobs. 6.50 The Hoobs. 7.15 FILM: Warlords of Atlantis (1978). 9.05 The Simpsons. 9.35 The Simpsons. 10.05 FILM: Chariots of Fire (1981). 12.30 Cyw: Meees.

6.05 3 Minute Wonder: 12 Days of Christmas. 6.10 The Hoobs. 6.35 The Hoobs. 7.00 FILM: Warlords of Atlantis (1978). Sci-fi adventure, starring Doug McClure. 8.50 T4: Friends. 9.20 T4: The Simpsons. 9.45 T4: Friends. 10.15 T4: Relentless. 11.05 T4: KylieX2008. 1.10 FILM: Battle of the Bulge (1965). World War Two adventure, starring Robert Shaw. 4.15 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Celebrity Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.10 3 Minute Wonder: 12 Days of Christmas. 7.15 FILM: The Nutty Professor (1996). An obese, shy professor stumbles on a potion which transforms him into a slim, loudmouthed charmer. Comedy remake, starring Eddie Murphy. 9.00 Tony Robinson and the Medieval Reincarnation. 10.00 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008. 12.10 FILM: Airplane! (1980) Disaster spoof, starring Robert Hays. 1.50 FILM: What’s Cooking? (2000) Drama, starring Dennis Haysbert. 3.40 Unreported World. 4.05 Hill Street Blues. 4.50 Scrapheap Challenge. 6.00 Ice Road Truckers. 7.00 Five News at 7. 7.15 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2008. Five News Update. 8.00 World’s Strongest Man. Five News at 9. 9.00 An Audience with Bruce Forsyth. 10.10 Bruce Forsyth’s Comedy Heroes. 11.10 Greatest Movie Love Scenes. 1.00 30 Rock. 1.30 Prison Break. 4.00 Short Story Cinema. 5.15 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2008.

12.45 Cyw: Yn Yr Ardd. 1.00 Cyw: Bob y Bildar. 1.15 Cyw: Gorsaf Hud. 1.30 FILM: Lassie (2005). 3.15 Deal or No Deal. 4.00 Planed Plant. 5.00 The Simpsons. 5.25 The Simpsons. 5.50 Gwobrwyo’r Goreuon. 6.45 Newyddion. 7.00 Wedi 7. New Year’s Eve special, with Bryn Terfel joining Angharad Mair in the studio to discuss the year’s highlights, including footage of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. 7.30 Pobol y Cwm. Jinx does his best to keep Carys happy but keeps thinking of Kelly. Gaynor is dismayed as Izzy and Macs become the subject of the town’s gossip.

5.30 ITV Morning News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 Britain’s Favourite View. 10.25 Torvill & Dean Dancing on Ice — The Live Tour 2008. 11.25 FILM: Carry On Cleo (1964). Comedy, starring Kenneth Williams. 1.15 ITV News and Weather. 1.40 Granada News and Weather. 1.45 Goodnight Mister Tom. 3.45 FILM: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). Children’s adventure, starring Dick Van Dyke. 6.30 Granada Reports; Weather. 6.45 ITV Evening News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. The police discover how Shane died.

An Audience With Bruce Forsyth, Five 7.30 Coronation Street. Peter decides to stay away from the Rovers. 8.00 The Bill. Mel’s younger brother and his girlfriend come to stay for New Year’s Eve and she believes they are out happily celebrating — until there is a stabbing at a nightclub. 9.00 The Man Who Lost His Head. Lighthearted drama, starring Martin Clunes as a straitlaced museum curator reluctantly negotiating the return of a Maori carving to a remote part of New Zealand. 11.00 The Late News and Weather; Weather. 11.15 Elton’s New Year’s Eve Party: Live from the O2 Arena. 12.50 FILM: Outside Providence (1999). Comedy. 2.20 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 3.15 ITV Nightscreen.

8.00 Noson Lawen Llechwedd. Connie Fisher, Caryl Parry Jones, Brythoniaid male choir, Gwibdaith Hen Frân, Ffarmwr Ffowc and others perform on stage. 9.00 Bwrw’r Bar. New Year’s Eve edition. Jonathan Davies and Eleri Sion weclome two teams of stars led by captains Nigel Owens and Rowland Phillips. 10.00 Wedi 2008. Highlights of the year from Wedi 7 and Wedi 3. 12.05 Grand Slam 08 — Dathliad Y Pencampwyr. 1.15 Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy Live. 2.20 4Music: Spectacle: Elvis Costello. 3.15 FILM: Pom Poko (1994). 5.15 Diwedd.

FILMS 6.55 The X Files (1998) Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 7.05 The Sixth Sense (1999) Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 7.20 The Out-of-Towners (1970) Comedy, starring Jack Lemmon. Sky Movies Classics. 8.00 The Golden Compass (2007) Fantasy adventure. Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) With Sacha Baron Cohen. Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 Meet Joe Black (1998) With Brad Pitt. Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) Sequel. Sky Movies Family. 8.00 Kindergarten Cop (1990) Comedy thriller. Sky Movies Modern Greats. 8.15 Hard Eight (1996) Crime drama. Sky Movies Indie. 9.00 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) With Matt Damon. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Gladiators: The Legends Strike Back 8.30 Malcolm in the Middle 9.00 FILM: An Accidental Christmas (2007) 10.40 Bite Size Brainiac 11.00 Noel’s Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 12.00 Noel’s Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 1.00 Malcolm in the Middle 1.30 Malcolm in the Middle 2.00 Rooney’s Top 20 Premier League Goals 2.30 Guinness World Records Smashed 3.30 Gladiators: The Legends Strike Back 5.00 The Simpsons 5.30 The Simpsons 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 The Simpsons 7.00 The Simpsons 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 9.00 All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 10.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics 11.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics 12.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics 1.00 Road Wars 1.55 Road Wars 2.50 Nothing But the Truth 3.40 Naked Angels in Beach Paradise 4.30 Bite Size Brainiac 4.45 America’s Dumbest Criminals 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 What a Carry On! 6.30 Last of the Summer Wine 7.10 The Dick Emery Show 7.20 FILM: Doctor in Trouble (1970) 9.00 The Vicar of Dibley Top 40 Moments 11.05 FILM: Doctor in Love (1960) 1.00 The Vicar of Dibley 1.40 The Vicar of Dibley 2.20 The Vicar of Dibley 3.00 The Vicar of Dibley 3.40 The Vicar of Dibley 4.20 The Vicar of Dibley 5.00 The Vicar of Dibley 5.40 The Vicar of Dibley 6.20 The Vicar of Dibley 7.00 FILM: Doctor in Trouble (1970) 8.50 Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 10.50 The Vicar of Dibley 11.30 The Vicar of Dibley 12.10 The Vicar of Dibley 12.50 The Vicar of Dibley 1.30 The Vicar of Dibley 2.05 The

Vicar of Dibley 2.35 What a Carry On! 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 Live International Cricket 8.00 WWE Vintage Collection 9.00 Darts 1.00 Football Special 2.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 3.00 Goles Y Goles Y Goles 3.30 Football Special 5.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5.30 Premier League World 6.00 Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker 7.00 It’s Only a Game 7.30 Top 20 Rooney Goals 8.00 Ashes 2009 Special 10.00 Living with Lions 11.30 Knockouts of 2008 12.00 Ashes 2009 Special 2.00 Living with Lions 3.30 Knockouts of 2008 4.00 Ashes 2009 Special EUROSPORT: 7.30 Ski Jumping 9.00 Figure Skating 11.00 Live Cross-Country Skiing 12.15 US Open Tennis 1.45 Live Cross-Country Skiing 2.45 Ski Jumping 4.15 Alpine Skiing 5.00 Dancing 6.00 Dakar Rally 6.30 Motor Racing 8.00 World Touring Car Championship 9.00 World Rally Championship 10.00 World Superbikes 11.00 MotoGP 12.30 Close DISCOVERY: 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters 8.00 American Chopper 9.00 Deadliest Catch 10.00 Hitler’s Gold 11.00 Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt 12.00 Missing Persons Unit 12.30 North Mission Road 1.00 Forensic Detectives 2.00 Chop Shop 3.00 Chop Shop 4.00 Chop Shop 5.00 Chop Shop 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters 8.00 Octopus Man: Shocking Story 9.00 Freak Show Family: Shocking Story 10.00 Extreme Forensics 11.00 A Haunting 12.00 Body of Evidence 12.30 Missing Persons Unit 1.00 Couples Who Kill 2.00 Extreme Forensics 3.00 Freak Show Family: Shocking Story 3.50 I Woke Up in a Morgue: Shocking Story 4.40 Extreme Engineering 5.30 How It’s Made LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 Bewitched 7.30 Bewitched 8.00 Maury 8.55 The Fix 9.00 Home Video Heroes 9.30 Home Video Heroes 10.00 Will & Grace 10.30 Will & Grace 11.00 Grey’s Anatomy 12.00 Grey’s Anatomy 1.00 Grey’s Anatomy 2.00 Grey’s Anatomy 3.00 Grey’s Anatomy 4.00 Grey’s Anatomy 5.00 Grey’s Anatomy 6.00 The Underdog Show 7.00 Will & Grace 7.30 Will & Grace 8.00 Private Practice 9.00 Criminal Minds 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Will & Grace 1.30 Will & Grace 2.00 Private Practice 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 Maury 5.30 Home Shopping


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FILMS 6.50 Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 7.10 Rooster Cogburn (1975) Sky Movies Classics. 7.20 X-Men (2000) Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 8.00 Transformers (2007) Sky Movies Premiere. 8.00 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) Sky Movies Comedy. 8.00 Atonement (2007) Sky Movies Drama. 8.00 Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007) Sky Movies Family. 8.00 Apollo 13 (1995) Sky Movies Modern Greats. 8.15 A Scanner Darkly (2006) Animated drama, starring Keanu Reeves. Sky Movies Indie. 9.00 Shooter (2007) With Mark Wahlberg. Sky Movies Action/Thriller. 9.00 The Sand Pebbles (1966) Action adventure. Sky Movies Classics. 9.00 SpiderMan 3 (2007) With Tobey Maguire. Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror. 9.30 The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Fact-based drama, starring Will Smith. Sky Movies Family. SKY1: 6.00 Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00 Don’t Forget the Lyrics US 8.00 Malcolm in the Middle 8.30 Malcolm in the Middle 9.00 FILM: George and the Dragon (2004) 10.45 Gladiators GForce 11.00 Noel’s Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 12.00 Noel’s Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 1.00 Hairspray — The School Musical 2.00 Hairspray — The School Musical 3.30 Boyzone Live 4.30 Britney: For the Record 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 The Simpsons 7.00 The Simpsons 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 The Simpsons 8.30 The Simpsons 9.00 FILM: The Mask of Zorro (1998) Swashbuckling adventure, starring Antonio Banderas. 11.40 Ross Kemp on Gangs 12.40 Road Wars 1.40 Road Wars 2.35 Nothing But the Truth 3.30 Naked Angels in Beach Paradise 4.20 Ibiza Uncovered 5.10 Guilty! G.O.L.D: 6.00 The Two Ronnies 7.00 What a Carry On! 7.30 The Vicar of Dibley 8.10 The Vicar of Dibley 8.50 The Vicar of Dibley 9.30 Only Fools and Horses 10.55 Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 1.00 Only Fools and Horses 2.05 Only Fools and Horses 3.10 Only Fools and Horses 4.15 Only Fools and Horses 5.20 Only Fools and Horses 6.25 Only Fools and Horses 7.30 Only Fools and Horses DelBoy goes eco-friendly. 9.00 Only Fools and Horses Top 40 Moments Popular scenes from the sitcom. 11.00 Only Fools and Horses 12.05 Only Fools and Horses 1.10 Only Fools and Horses 2.10 Only Fools and Horses 3.00 Close SKY SPORTS 1: 6.00 It’s Only a Game 6.30 Top 20 Rooney Goals 7.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 9.00

Ashes 2009 Special 11.00 Live Tennis 3.00 It’s Only a Game 3.30 Top 20 Rooney Goals 4.00 Ashes 2009 Special 6.00 Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker 7.00 Live Darts The 2009 PDC World Championship quarter-finals. 11.00 It’s Only a Game 11.30 Top 20 Rooney Goals 12.00 Premier League World 12.30 Knockouts of 2008 1.00 Rugby Union 1.30 Living with Lions 3.00 Speedway 5.00 Premier League World 5.30 Rugby Union EUROSPORT: 7.30 Ski Jumping 9.00 Strongest Man 10.00 Track Cycling 11.00 Cycling 12.00 Figure Skating 1.45 CrossCountry Skiing 2.30 Live Cross-Country Skiing 4.00 Ski Jumping 5.45 Cross Country Skiing 6.30 Eurogoals 7.00 International Football A World Cup 2010 qualification match. 8.00 Dancing The European Latin Championship. 9.00 Dancing The World Latin Championship. 10.00 Dakar Rally 10.30 Motor Racing 11.30 Dakar Rally 12.00 Rallying 12.30 Close DISCOVERY: 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters 8.00 American Chopper 9.00 Deadliest Catch 10.00 Hitler’s Henchmen 11.00 Great Egyptians 12.00 Missing Persons Unit 12.30 North Mission Road 1.00 Forensic Detectives 2.00 FILM: Empire of the Sun (1987) 5.30 How Do They Do It? 6.00 How Do They Do It? 6.30 How It’s Made 7.00 Mythbusters Hollywood fables involving fire. 8.00 Deadliest Catch Sig challenges Edgar to a competition. 9.00 Solved The murder of a girl’s parents. 10.00 Crime Scene Forensics: Nature’s Clues 11.00 Extreme Forensics 12.00 Body of Evidence 12.30 Missing Persons Unit 1.00 Couples Who Kill 2.00 Forensic Detectives 3.00 Solved 3.50 Reconstruct My Face: Shocking Story 4.40 Extreme Engineering 5.30 How It’s Made LIVING: 6.00 Home Shopping 6.30 Home Shopping 7.00 Bewitched 7.30 Bewitched 8.00 Maury 8.55 Celebrity Extra 9.00 Home Video Heroes 9.30 Home Video Heroes 10.00 Will & Grace 10.30 Will & Grace 11.00 Grey’s Anatomy 12.00 Grey’s Anatomy 1.00 Grey’s Anatomy 2.00 Grey’s Anatomy 3.00 Grey’s Anatomy 4.00 Grey’s Anatomy 5.00 Grey’s Anatomy 6.00 The Underdog Show 7.00 Will & Grace 7.30 Will & Grace 8.00 Criminal Minds 9.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 10.00 Grey’s Anatomy 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Will & Grace 1.30 Will & Grace 2.00 Criminal Minds 3.00 Da Vinci’s Inquest 3.55 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 4.40 Maury 5.30 Home Shopping

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New Year’s Day 6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 CBBC. 10.35 FILM: Jump In! (2007) Premiere. Drama, starring Corbin Bleu. 11.55 FILM: The Shaggy Dog (2006). Premiere. Canine comedy remake, starring Tim Allen. 1.30 The Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message. 1.35 BBC News; Weather. 1.50 Doctor Who at the Proms. 2.50 Doctor Who. 3.50 FILM: Stuart Little (1999). Family adventure, with the voice of Michael J Fox. 5.15 FILM: Shrek 2 (2004). Animated adventure sequel. 6.40 BBC News. 6.50 North West Tonight; Weather. 7.00 Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death. The cheese-loving inventor and his resourceful dog become involved in a murder mystery. 7.30 EastEnders. Stacey betrays Sean by returning to the Square with Amy. 8.00 Celebrity Mastermind. With Phil Daniels, Rick Wakeman and Tim Vine. Last in the series. 8.30 EastEnders. Sean has a plan to ensure he can remain with Roxy and Amy. 9.00 Jonathan Creek. One-off special of the offbeat crime drama. Jonathan is stumped by several disappearances in a gothic mansion, so he teams up with a friend of one of the victims to get to the bottom of the mystery. Alan Davies and Sheridan Smith star. 11.00 BBC News. 11.05 Regional News; Weather. 11.15 FILM: The Terminal (2004). A man travels from Eastern Europe to America — only for a coup in his home country to leave him stranded at JFK airport. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks. 1.25 BBC News. BBC1 WALES 1.45 BBC Wales Today. 6.50 BBC Wales Today. 11.05 BBC Wales Today.

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6.00 CBeebies. 8.00 Tale of Jack Frost. 8.30 Life of Mammals. 9.30 Wainwright Walks. 10.00 My Life with Animals: Charlotte Uhlenbroek. 10.30 Thunderbirds. 11.20 New Year’s Day Concert 2009. 12.50 FILM: The Alamo (2004). 2.55 FILM: The Heroes of Telemark (1965). 5.00 FILM: Von Ryan’s Express (1965).

Jonathan Creek, BBC1 6.55 The Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message. 7.00 Coast Revisited. 8.00 Three Men in More Than One Boat. 9.00 Best of Top Gear. 10.00 Blackadder Rides Again. 11.00 Shooting Stars: The Inside Story. 12.00 All New Shooting Stars. 12.30 Charley Boorman. 1.30 Dragons’ Den: Outside the Den. 2.30 FILM: The Naked City (1948). 4.00 Close. BBC2 WALES 7.00 Bryn Terfel’s Faenol Festival Gala.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 Dinotopia. 10.50 Michaela’s Zoo Babies. 11.50 Zoo Days. 12.20 The Gadget Show. 12.30 World’s Strongest Man. The latest round from West Virginia. 1.30 Arabian Nights. 5.00 Extreme Fishing with Robson Green. The actor travels to South Africa. 6.00 Ice Road Truckers. 7.00 Five News at 7.

7.15 FILM: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001). 8.55 The Simpsons. 9.25 FILM: Battle of the Bulge (1965). 12.30 Cyw: Meees. 12.45 Cyw: Ffi-Ffi a’i Ffrindiau. 1.00 Cyw: Sam Tân. Adventures with Fireman Sam. 1.15 Cyw: Gorsaf Hud. 1.30 Channel 4 Racing from Cheltenham, Exeter and Catterick. 4.00 Planed Plant. 5.00 Y Clwb Rygbi. 7.15 Pen Campau’r Sêr. Second of three festive editions of the quiz, with golfer Becky Brewerton and rugby

5.50 3 Minute Wonder: 12 Days of Christmas. 5.55 Inuk. 6.10 The Hoobs. 6.35 The Hoobs. 7.00 The Treacle People. 7.10 FILM: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001). Animated adventure. 8.50 T4: Friends. 9.20 T4: The Simpsons. 9.50 T4: Friends. 10.20 T4: Girls Aloud Special: Under the Skin. 11.20 T4: Friends. 11.50 Strictly Bolshoi. 1.30 Channel 4 Racing from Cheltenham, Exeter and Catterick. 4.00 Peter and the Wolf. 4.35 Deal or No Deal. 5.20 FILM: Garfield (2004). Comedy, with the voice of Bill Murray. 6.50 Channel 4 News. 7.00 Come Dine with Me. 8.00 FILM: Fantastic Four (2005). Comicbook adventure, starring Ioan Gruffudd. 10.00 Why I Love Celebrity Big Brother. 11.05 8 Out of 10 Cats: Big Brother Special. 11.55 FILM: The Fly (1986). Horror remake, starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz. 1.45 FILM: Carrie (1976). Horror. 3.30 Hill Street Blues. 4.15 Transworld Sport. 5.05 Scrapheap Challenge. 7.15 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2008. Chris Bishop discusses the Internet; Five News Update. 8.00 World’s Strongest Man. Five News at 9. 9.00 Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of the 21st Century. Countdown of celebrity scandals from the past eight years. 12.05 30 Rock. 12.35 30 Rock. 1.05 Quiz Call. 4.05 Nick’s Quest. 4.30 Big Ideas That Changed the World. 5.15 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2008.

coach Robin McBryde competing for their former schools. 7.45 Rownd a Rownd. Gareth’s insensitivity leads him into trouble on New Year’s Eve and Kelvin looks set for a miserable time. Meanwhile, Jason and Dale feel as if it is Christmas Day all over again. 8.15 Newyddion. 8.30 Pobol y Cwm. Izzy’s relationship with her parents deteriorates while Sioned has a word with Lois when she catches her alone. 9.00 Beryl, Cheryl a Meryl. Three travel agents from Caernarfon search for sun, sex and sangria as they enjoy a fun-filled holiday in Tenerife — until they land themselves in hot water.

5.30 ITV Morning News. 6.00 GMTV. 9.25 Britain’s Favourite View. 10.25 Elton’s New Year’s Eve Party: Live from the O2 Arena. 11.55 ITV News and Weather. 12.05 FILM: Pollyanna (1960). Disney tale, starring Hayley Mills. 2.25 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. 4.25 FILM: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). James Bond adventure, starring Roger Moore. 6.45 ITV Evening News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. Marlon finds out about Donna’s affair with Ross.

Why I Love Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 4 7.30 The Krypton Factor. New series. The game show testing physical stamina and mental agility returns. 8.00 The Bill. A woman is found badly beaten. 9.00 Agatha Christie’s Marple. Geraldine McEwan makes her final appearance as the spinster sleuth, receiving instructions from a recently deceased friend to investigate an unspecified possible crime. 11.00 The Late News and Weather. 11.15 FILM: City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994). The city boys return to the Wild West to track down cowboy Curly’s buried gold. Comedy sequel, starring Billy Crystal; ITV News Headlines. 1.25 FILM: Cradle Will Rock (1999). Fact-based drama, starring Hank Azaria. 3.35 ITV Nightscreen.

10.35 Bwrw’r Bar. Another chance to see Jonathan Davies and Eleri Sion present a New Year’s Eve edition of the panel show, in which team captains Nigel Owens and Rowland Phillips are joined by well-known faces. 11.35 Why I Love Celebrity Big Brother. Former housemates, celebrities and journalists look back over the past five series of the reality show. 12.35 Star Stories: Bono. Last in the series. 1.00 Poker. 1.55 KOTV Classics. 2.45 FILM: Whisper of the Heart (1995). Japanese animation, with the voice of Youko Honna. 4.35 Diwedd.

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Satellite

Tuesday 23rd

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Tuesday 23rd Satellite Films

10.55 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: The Brave One (2007) After a brutal attack leaves her fiance dead, radio talk-show host Jodie Foster decides to take the law into her own hands. With Terrence Howard. ★★ 8.00 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) Comedy about a pair of firefighting buddies who pretend to marry each other in order to overcome a problem with a life insurance policy. Adam Sandler and Kevin James star. ★ 10.00 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Jackass Number Two (2006) Johnny Knoxville leads his gang of foolhardy friends in a series of cringeworthy and sometimes death-defying stunts in this anarchic comedy sequel. ★★★ 6.00 SKY MOVIES DRAMA: Cocktail (1988) Tom Cruise stars as a charming Manhattan bartender who finds his job has unique advantages when it comes to attracting the opposite sex. With Bryan Brown. ★★ 8.00 SKY MOVIES DRAMA: Michael Clayton (2007) A troubled corporate attorney takes over a high profile case, and uncovers a conspiracy that puts his life in danger. Legal thriller, starring George Clooney. ★★★★

Christmas Eve Satellite Films

8.00 SKY MOVIES PREMIERE: The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) A teenager discovers he is the last in a long line of warriors who must prevent dark forces from recovering a mystical artefact. Fantasy adventure, starring Alexander Ludwig. ★★ 7.05 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: Double Jeopardy (1999) A man fakes his own death and frames his wife for murder — but after a spell behind bars, she sets out to ensure he gets his comeuppance. Thriller, starring Ashley Judd. ★★★ 10.50 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: Desperado (1995) A mystery man arrives in a small town to take revenge on the drugs baron who made the mistake of crossing him. Thriller, with Antonio Banderas. ★★★★ 8.00 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007) A man who left his fiancee at the altar realises his mistake and tries to win her back. To prove his love, he enters the London marathon. Comedy, starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton. ★★★ 10.00 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Blades of Glory (2007) Comedy about a pair of rival figure skaters who put aside their differences to compete in the world championships. Will Ferrell and Jon Heder star. ★★★

Christmas Day Satellite Films

10.00 SKY MOVIES PREMIERE: Beowulf (2007) Animated fantasy based on the ancient epic tale. Ray Winstone provides the voice for the legendary warrior, who is summoned to rid a kingdom of a fearsome monster. ★★★ 8.00 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Superbad (2007) Two teenagers plot to impress the girls by procuring booze for a party — but their mission proves a lot harder than expected. Teen comedy, starring Jonah Hill. ★★★★ 10.00 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Trading Places (1983) Financial wizard Dan Aykroyd is shocked to suddenly lose everything he holds dear, while low-life street hustler Eddie Murphy unwittingly takes his place. Rib-tickling comedy, with Jamie Lee Curtis. ★★★★ 8.00 SKY MOVIES DRAMA: Atonement (2007) A girl accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit, unaware of the tragic repercussions her actions will have. Drama, starring Keira Knightley. ★★★★★

Run, Fat Boy, Run, Sky Movies Comedy

4.30 Snow Dogs (2002) A Florida dentist is bequeathed a pack of sled dogs by the mother he never knew, and competes in a prestigious race. Comedy, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. ★★★ 10.35 Con Air (1997) A parolee hitches a ride home on a maximum-security flight conveying some of America’s deadliest criminals — who hijack the plane in mid-air, forcing him to thwart their bid for freedom. Action thriller, starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack. ★★★★ 12.25 Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) A private detective races against time to win back his fiancee after losing her in a card game. Offbeat romantic comedy, starring Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker. ★★★★

10.25 It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) Festive comedy, with Joan Cusack and Whoopi Goldberg. ★★ 11.50 High School Musical (2006) Teenage comedy drama, starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. ★★ 2.40 The Santa Clause (1994) Comedy, starring Tim Allen. ★★★ 4.10 Sky High (2005) Premiere. Comedy, starring Kurt Russell. ★★★★ 6.05 Toy Story 2 (1999) Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear and the gang embark on a daring rescue mission after cowboy Woody is stolen by an unscrupulous toy collector. Animated adventure sequel, with the voice of Tom Hanks. ★★★★★ 12.45 Grumpy Old Men (1993) Two elderly widowers find further grounds to keep up their habitually sarcastic banter when a glamorous widow moves in nearby. Comedy, starring Jack Lemmon. ★★★ 11.25 The Santa Clause 2 (2002) Having been Father Christmas for eight years, divorced dad Scott Calvin is enjoying the role — until he learns he must find a wife. Festive sequel, starring Tim Allen. ★★ 3.10 Shark Tale (2004) Premiere. Animation, with the voice of Will Smith. ★★ 4.30 Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the WereRabbit (2005) Premiere. Animation, with the voice of Peter Sallis. ★★★★ 11.45 Bend It Like Beckham (2002) A British woman tries to hide her passion for football from her strict Indian family — until she is picked by a local team. Comedy, starring Parminder K Nagra and Keira Knightley. ★★★ 1.40 Carry On Follow That Camel (1966) A disgraced English gentleman joins the Foreign Legion to restore his honour — and proves an unlikely hero. Comedy, starring Phil Silvers, Jim Dale and Kenneth Williams. ★★★

11.30 The Story of an African Farm (2004) Premiere. A tale of two sisters being raised by their stepmother in 19th-century South Africa. Adventure, with Richard E Grant. ★★★ 4.35 Seabiscuit (2003) Drama telling the story of an undersized racehorse that captures the hearts of a nation when it becomes a record-breaker. Tobey Maguire stars. ★★★ 2.20 Films to Keep You Awake: The Christmas Tale (2005) Premiere. A group of children keeps a notorious thief prisoner at the bottom of a well, but she plans a terrible revenge. Horror, starring Maru Valdivielso and Ivana Baquero. ★★★

7.35 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999) The Sesame Street resident embarks on a search for his missing blue blanket — a quest that takes him to a faraway land. Children’s adventure. ★★★ 11.55 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) A Victorian scientist is on a mission to investigate the mysterious sinking of whaling ships in the Pacific, when he falls overboard during an attack on his vessel by a sea monster. He is drifting in the water alongside a hardened mariner and a diver, when they are captured by deranged submariner Captain Nemo. Fantasy, starring Kirk Douglas. ★★★★

Christmas Eve

11.30 The Preacher’s Wife (1996) Comedy. Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington stars. ★★★ 8.30 Calendar Girls (2003) When her husband dies of leukaemia, a Women’s Institute member is inspired to raise funds for the local hospital. Tossing their inhibitions and clothes aside, the widow and her daring friend encourage their fellow members to drop everything and pose nude for a charity calendar, causing a stir in their Yorkshire village and beyond. Nigel Cole’s fact-based comedy, starring Julie Walters, Helen Mirren, Annette Crosbie, Celia Imrie and Penelope Wilton. ★★★★ 2.40 The Big Heat (1953) A police officer faces personal trauma while investigating the murder of his wife. Drama, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and and Jocelyn Brando. ★★★

7.10 The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) Puppet comedy, with Liza Minnelli and Gregory Hines. ★★★★ 12.05 Freaky Friday (1976) Body-swap comedy, starring Jodie Foster. ★★★★ 6.45 A Christmas Carol (1999) Adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who regains his festive spirit thanks to a visit by a ghost. Patrick Stewart and Richard E Grant star. ★★★ 12.20 Black Christmas (1974) The girls of a college sorority house fall victim to a murderous intruder. Horror, starring Olivia Hussey. ★★★★ 3.25 A Walk in the Clouds (1995) A disillusioned salesman agrees to pose as a pregnant woman’s husband so she can return home to her parents’ vineyard. Romantic drama, starring Keanu Reeves and Anthony Quinn. ★★

Christmas Day 10.00 My Fair Lady (1964) A cockney flower girl is trained to pass as an upper-class lady by an arrogant elocutionist. Musical, starring Audrey Hepburn. ★★★★★ 12.45 Oklahoma! (1955) Big screen adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Western musical about a cowboy’s struggle to win the heart of his true love. Gordon MacRae and Gloria Grahame star. ★★★★ 10.30 Casanova (2005) Premiere. The legendary lothario falls in love with the only woman able to resist his charms. Romantic drama, starring Heath Ledger. ★★ 1.40 Gilda (1946) A shady woman becomes involved in a love triangle with her crooked casino owner husband’s new employee. Drama, starring Rita Hayworth. ★★★★

1.15 Lassie (2005) Premiere. The courageous collie escapes from her new home and embarks on a mission to track down her first owners. Adventure, with Peter O’Toole and John Lynch. ★★ 4.00 Scrooged (1988) A grumpy TV executive is persuaded to change his ways by visits from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Festive comedy, starring Bill Murray. ★★★ 12.40 Vault of Horror (1973) Five individuals trapped in a basement recount their worst nightmares. Horror compendium, starring Daniel and Anna Massey. ★★ 2.10 Dying Young (1991) A woman becomes nurse to a wealthy 28-year-old leukaemia sufferer — and soon falls in love with him. Romantic drama, starring Julia Roberts. ★★

Shark Tale, BBC1

1.00 Noel (2004) Premiere. The troubled lives of five New Yorkers overlap on Christmas Eve in this drama. A woman cares for her elderly mother, a brideto-be gets cold feet, while her fiance is followed everywhere by an obsessive waiter. Finally, a petty crook plans to injure himself so he can attend a hospital Christmas party. Starring Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz, Alan Arkin and Paul Walker. ★★ 2.50 Mrs Santa Claus (1996) Father Christmas’s wife decides to get the reindeer warmed up on a little jaunt of her own — but ends up stranded in New York. Period musical, starring Angela Lansbury. ★★★

10.40 Ali G Indahouse (2002) Scheming politicians try to manipulate the unwitting Ali G into bringing about the downfall of the prime minister — little realising his streetwise chat and baggy pants will make him an instant hit with the kids. Comedy based on Sacha Baron Cohen’s TV creation, starring Michael Gambon. ★★★ 2.05 Stealing Christmas (2003) A fugitive from justice seeks sanctuary in a small town, where he starts planning his next big robbery. But he then begins to have second thoughts. Festive crime caper, starring Tony Danza. ★★★

12.30 The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960) Adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s novel charting the adventures of a sailor from England who visits two strange countries, one inhabited by miniature people, the other by giants. Starring Kerwin Mathews. ★★★ 2.50 The Christmas Shoes (2002) Festive drama, starring Rob Lowe. ★★★ 4.50 Scrooge (1951) Festive drama, starring Alastair Sim. ★★★★★ 1.50 Point Blank (1967) A gangster goes out for revenge against his unfaithful wife and double-crossing friend. Crime thriller, with Lee Marvin. ★★★★ 3.20 Good Guys Wear Black (1978) A Vietnam veteran tries to expose the corrupt politicians assassinating American soldiers in a bid to end the war. Action thriller, starring Chuck Norris. ★★

12.55 Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) An elf heads for New York determined to make a name for himself — only to fall into an evil toymaker’s clutches. Adventure, with Dudley Moore. ★★ 3.00 The Polar Express (2004) Animated adventure, with the voice of Tom Hanks. ★★★ 4.50 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) An eccentric confectionery king takes a group of youngsters on a tour of his empire. Musical adventure, with Gene Wilder. ★★★★ 11.45 The Jerk (1979) A simple-minded white man adopted by a black family decides to leave home and somehow becomes a financial success overnight. Comedy, starring Steve Martin. ★★★★ 1.35 Huckleberry Finn (1974) Musical version of Mark Twain’s classic tale following the journeys of the young boy adventurer in 19th-century America. Starring Jeff East and Paul Winfield. ★★★

1.05 Casper’s Haunted Christmas (2000) The little ghost faces a miserable Christmas unless he can fulfil his quota of scares before the festive season begins. ★★ 2.45 A Carol Christmas (2003) A Scrooge-like TV talk-show host gets a shock when a trio of spirits pay her an unscheduled visit to teach her a valuable lesson. Festive drama, starring Tori Spelling. ★★★ 6.45 Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Premiere. A young girl is sold to a geisha house where she is taught the appropriate manners and skills required to entertain men. Period drama, starring Ziyi Zhang. ★★★★ 1.55 Circus (2000) A Brighton con-man plans one last job before going straight, but unfortunately it entails killing a mobster’s wife. Thriller, starring John Hannah. ★★

11.25 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) An American householder finds his plans for a traditional festive holiday upset by a succession of annoying visitors. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. ★★★ 3.10 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) The young wizard is shocked to learn a dangerous escaped fugitive is after him, and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven he thought it was. Magical adventure, with Daniel Radcliffe. ★★★★ 11.45 Mermaids (1990) Comedy about the romantic relationships of an unconventional mother and her confused daughter. Starring Cher. ★★★★ 1.50 The Golden Seal (1983) A lonely boy is heartbroken when his dog dies, but finds comfort in the companionship of a seal — a friendship his father is bent on destroying. Drama, starring Steve Railsback. ★★★


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Satellite

Boxing Day

Rocky Balboa, Sky Movies Action/Thriller

Boxing Day Satellite Films

10.00 SKY MOVIES PREMIERE: Beowulf (2007) Animated fantasy based on the ancient epic tale. Ray Winstone provides the voice for the legendary warrior, who is summoned to rid a kingdom of a fearsome monster. ★★★ 9.00 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: Rocky Balboa (2006) Sylvester Stallone reprises his most famous role, as the ageing boxer comes out of retirement to face the current undefeated heavyweight champion. ★★★ 10.45 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Matt Damon returns as the amnesiac secret agent for a third and final battle with the sinister organisation that turned him into a killing machine. Spy thriller sequel, with Julia Stiles. ★★★★★ 8.00 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Hot Fuzz (2007) Top London policeman Simon Pegg is relocated to a tranquil village where crime is non-existent, but a series of grisly ’accidents’ arouse his suspicions. ★★★★ 10.45 FILM4: A History of Violence (2005) The owner of a diner lives a quiet life, but when armed robbers burst into his restaurant he takes the law into his own hands and becomes a hero. Thriller, starring Viggo Mortensen. ★★★

Saturday 27th Satellite Films

8.00 SKY MOVIES PREMIERE: Transformers (2007) Premiere. Sci-fi action adventure about a teenage boy who is drawn into a long-running war between the noble alien Autobots and their devious nemeses, the Decepticons. Shia LaBeouf stars. ★★★★ 7.00 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: Ghost Rider (2007) Action fantasy thriller, starring Nicolas Cage as a motorcycle stuntman who becomes a demonic skeletal biker when night falls. With Eva Mendes. ★★ 6.25 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Billy Madison (1995) Comedy about a twentysomething who bets he can belatedly finish school so his father will believe him worthy of taking over the family business. Adam Sandler stars. ★★★ 9.30 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Knocked Up (2007) An ambitious journalist ends up pregnant after a one-night stand, leaving the layabout father to face responsibility for the first time. Romantic comedy, starring Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl. ★★★★ 10.30 SKY MOVIES DRAMA: The Gingerbread Man (1998) A lawyer is shocked to learn of his girlfriend’s violent upbringing and vows to see her abusive father brought to justice. Thriller, starring Kenneth Branagh and Embeth Davidtz. ★★★

Sunday 28th Satellite Films

8.00 SKY MOVIES PREMIERE: Transformers (2007) Sci-fi action adventure about a teenage boy who is drawn into a long-running war between the noble alien Autobots and their devious nemeses, the Decepticons. Shia LaBeouf stars. ★★★★ 10.30 SKY MOVIES PREMIERE: Lions for Lambs (2007) Political drama, directed by and starring Robert Redford, exploring the controversies surrounding US foreign policy through three linked stories. ★★ 9.00 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: Shooter (2007) Action thriller, starring Mark Wahlberg as a former marine sniper on a frantic quest to clear his name after inadvertently becoming embroiled in a conspiracy. ★★★ 6.25 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: John Tucker Must Die (2006) Womanising student John Tucker finds himself embroiled in a payback plan by his vengeful ex-girlfriends. ★★

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10.40 A Goofy Movie (1995) Animated adventure, with the voice of Bill Farmer. ★★ 11.55 Ella Enchanted (2004) Fantasy adventure, starring Anne Hathaway. ★★★ 2.30 Big (1988) Comedy, with Tom Hanks. ★★★★ 4.10 Madagascar (2005) Premiere. Animated adventure. ★★★ 5.50 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Premiere. Children’s adventure, starring Tilda Swinton. ★★★★ 8.30 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) Premiere. Swashbuckling adventure sequel, starring Johnny Depp. ★★★ 1.05 The Wild Geese (1978) Action adventure, with Richard Burton. ★★★

3.00 Eight Below (2006) Premiere. Members of a scientific expedition to the Antarctic have to evacuate when a heavy snowstorm hits, and the sled dog trainer is forced to leave his huskies behind. However, he remains determined to return and rescue the animals, who band together to survive in the hostile climate. Adventure, starring Paul Walker and Bruce Greenwood. ★★★ 4.50 Father of the Bride 2 (1995) A put-upon dad is shocked to find he is about to become a father again as well as a first-time grandparent. Comedy, starring Steve Martin. ★★ 10.50 Interview with the Vampire (1994) A charismatic 18th-century vampire takes a grief-stricken young man and a little girl under his wing, only to see them rebel against him and set out to wander the world seeking fellow bloodsuckers. Gothic horror, based on Anne Rive’s novel, starring Tom Cruise. ★★★★ 10.00 The Little Vampire (2000) An American youngster living in a small town in Scotland falls foul of bullies — but just as he despairs of ever making some new pals, he meets a family of friendly vampires who need his help to become mortal again. Spooky children’s adventure, starring Richard E Grant, Jonathan Lipnicki and Jim Carter. ★★★ 11.30 The Borrowers (1997) A family of little people living beneath the floorboards of a typical human home tries to stop a lawyer demolishing the house. Children’s fantasy, with John Goodman. ★★★ 11.35 Daredevil (2003) A blind lawyer with radar-like sensory perception takes to the street to battle the evil he cannot fight in the courtroom, struggling to bring down the mysterious Kingpin of crime, who controls the New York underworld. Adventure, starring Ben Affleck in the title role, alongside Michael Clarke Duncan. ★★

11.50 The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) Oscar Wilde’s comedy, starring Michael Redgrave. ★★★★ 1.25 South Pacific (1958) Musical drama about a naval nurse’s tempestuous romance with a French plantation owner on an American-held island during World War Two. Mitzi Gaynor stars. ★★★★ 5.55 Nicholas Nickleby (2002) Dickens drama, with Charlie Hunnam. ★★★★ 2.25 Sweet and Lowdown (1999) An acclaimed 1930s jazz musician leads a life of drunkenness and womanising when not performing. Woody Allen’s comedy, starring Sean Penn and Uma Thurman. ★★★★

8.00 Crocodile Dundee (1986) A New York reporter travels to the Australian Outback to discover the truth behind tales of a larger-than-life local wilderness hero. After a journey through the Bush, she invites the adventurer to come back to the US with her — but the die-hard Aussie will need all his survival skills to adjust to life in the urban jungle. Comedy adventure written by and starring Paul Hogan, with Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Mark Blum. ★★★★

Saturday 27th

12.00 Swiss Family Robinson (1960) Disney adventure, starring John Mills. ★★★★ 2.05 We Dive at Dawn (1943) World War Two adventure, starring John Mills. ★★★ 9.30 Starter for 10 (2006) Premiere. British comedy drama set in the 1980s, about a working-class student struggling to fit in at a posh Bristol university. His formidable general knowledge skills win him the chance to appear on the college’s University Challenge team. But an even bigger challenge presents itself as he attempts to romance a team-mate. Starring James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Catherine Tate, Charles Dance and Lindsay Duncan. ★★★★ 1.00 Richard Pryor Live in Concert (1979) The comedian’s memorable 1979 performance. ★★★★

6.55 Crocodile Dundee II (1988) The rugged Australian adventurer tangles with New York drug dealers, luring them to the Outback for a showdown. Comedy sequel, starring Paul Hogan. ★★★ 12.10 Jagged Edge (1985) Defence attorney Teddy Barnes is haunted by a case where her actions led to the imprisonment of an innocent man. Desperate not to make the same mistake again, she battles to clear publishing magnate Jack Forrester of the brutal murder of his wife. In the end she falls in love with him — only to find herself wondering whether he really is innocent of the crime. Glenn Close stars. ★★★★ 2.20 CRAZY (2005) Premiere. A teenager struggles to live up to his old-fashioned father’s expectations. Marc-Andre Grondin stars. ★★★

Sunday 28th No films showing on Channel

2.20 Benji the Hunted (1987) Disney adventure, with Frank Inn. ★★ 7.15 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) The Australian adventurer heads for the bright lights of LA with his wife and son — but it is not long before they get embroiled in a scheme to smuggle valuable art from Yugoslavia. Comedy sequel, in which original stars — and reallife husband and wife — Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski return to take the leads, alongside Jere Burns. ★★ 11.10 Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) The crew of the Enterprise is pitted against the evil intentions of Captain Picard’s malevolent clone. Sci-fi adventure, starring Patrick Stewart and Tom Hardy. ★★ 1.20 The Edukators (2004) Premiere. Drama, starring Daniel Bruhl. ★★★★

Nine Months, ITV1

1.25 It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) A motley assortment of characters wreaks havoc across America in the search for loot from a botched bank robbery — but the only clue to the whereabouts of the fortune is the cryptic final phrase uttered by a reckless car crash victim. Comedy, starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Dick Shawn, Jonathan Winters, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Peter Falk, Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante. and Buster Keaton. Including Five News Update. ★★★

8.20 Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy (2006) Live-action adventure about a puppy who dreams of becoming a sheepdog, only to discover it is not all that easy. Featuring the voices of Mel Giedroyc and Brian Blessed. ★★★ 12.10 The Browning Version (1951) A lonely schoolmaster faces the realisation that his marriage and career have been failures. Drama, with Michael Redgrave. ★★★★★ 1.55 Ivanhoe (1952) A brave knight battles the evil forces of Prince John to rescue Richard the Lionheart from imprisonment. Drama, starring Robert Taylor. ★★★★ 5.50 Prince Charming (2001) A fairy-tale prince is turned into a frog until someone can persuade a maiden to kiss him. Fantasy, starring Sean Maguire. ★★

1.05 Forty Guns to Apache Pass (1967) Western, starring Audie Murphy. ★★ 5.45 Only You (1994) Romantic comedy, starring Marisa Tomei. ★★★ 9.00 Secret Window (2004) A troubled writer leading a solitary existence in an isolated cabin has his peace and quiet shattered when a stranger arrives and accuses him of plagiarism. Events soon take a frightening turn, leaving the scribe battling to prove his innocence — and save his sanity. Spooky thriller, starring Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello and Timothy Hutton. Includes Five News Update. ★★ 11.00 Closer (2004) A would-be novelist embarks on an affair with a photographer, who spurns him in favour of another man. Drama, starring Jude Law and Julia Roberts. ★★★★

11.25 Black Beauty (1994) Family drama, starring Sean Bean. ★★★ 3.25 Mary Poppins (1964) A nanny with magical powers brings fun into the lives of a young brother and sister. Musical fantasy, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. ★★★★★ 10.45 Nine Months (1995) A psychologist’s world begins to fall apart when he discovers his girlfriend is pregnant. Comedy, starring Hugh Grant. ★★ 1.15 The Wiz (1978) A young woman is whisked off to a magical land and embarks on a quest to find her way home. Musical, with Diana Ross. ★★ 10.50 The Little Polar Bear (2002) Premiere. Animated adventure following polar bear Lars and his friends as they set off in search of fun. With the voice of Wesley Singerman. ★★ 11.05 Bird on a Wire (1990) A police informant responsible for the conviction of a drug dealer enters a witness protection scheme. Fifteen years later, knowing that the dealer is out of prison and bent on revenge, the informant plans to lie low — but his cover is blown when his former college sweetheart recognises him at a petrol station. Forced to go on the run, the pair link up and embark on a hectic chase with the police and a team of assassins hot on their heels. Comedy thriller, with Mel Gibson. ★★★ 2.10 Great Balls of Fire! (1989) Rock ’n’ roll biopic of hell-raising Fifties singer and pianist Jerry Lee Lewis. Dennis Quaid stars, with Winona Ryder. ★★★ 10.10 Tooth (2004) Two youngsters are thrilled when a maverick tooth fairy leaves them a fortune — but her actions throw the future of Christmas into doubt. Fantasy adventure, starring Yasmin Paige. ★ 11.45 Prancer (1989) A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer back to health and instils a little yuletide spirit into her local community along the way. Drama, with Rebecca Harrell. ★★★ 3.15 You’ve Got Mail (1998) A bookshop owner and an executive form an e-mail friendship which leads to their falling in love, unaware that they are business rivals. Comedy, starring Meg Ryan. ★★★ 1.15 At the Earth’s Core (1976) A Victorian professor designs a machine that can dig its way through the Earth’s crust, but it malfunctions and carries him to a strange monster-infested land, where he and an explorer must battle to survive. Sci-fi fantasy, starring Peter Cushing. ★★


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Festive Film Guide

Satellite

Monday 29th

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Monday 29th Satellite Films

7.10 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: Nowhere to Run (1993) An escaped convict helps a widow drive off unscrupulous businessmen intent on stealing her farm. Action adventure, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rosanna Arquette. ★★ 9.00 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: Passenger 57 (1992) Anti-terrorist expert Wesley Snipes gets caught up in a notorious criminal’s plane hijack. Action thriller, with Bruce Payne and Elizabeth Hurley. ★★ 9.45 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) The Hollywood funnyman returns to his roots with this one-off, no-holds-barred stand-up performance recorded at New York’s Felt Forum. ★★ 8.00 SKY MOVIES DRAMA: Dreamgirls (2006) Musical drama about a trio of singers, whose rise to fame provokes personal rivalry that threatens to tear apart the group. Jamie Foxx and Beyonce Knowles star. ★★★ 9.00 FILM4: Mr & Mrs Smith (2005) A couple struggle to keep their marriage interesting until they realise they are both secretly working as assassins. Comedy adventure, with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. ★★★ 7.00 TCM: Knights of the Round Table (1953) Good-looking medieval adventure set in legendary Camelot, where a wicked knight engineers King Arthur’s downfall. Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner and Mel Ferrer star. ★★★ 9.00 TCM: Beetlejuice (1988) Top-notch spooky comedy about a dead couple who enlist a veteran ghost to teach them how to haunt their former home. Michael Keaton, Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin star. ★★★★ 10.50 TCM: Pennies from Heaven (1981) Adaptation of Dennis Potter’s musical drama, starring Steve Martin as a troubled sheetmusic salesman working during the Depression. ★★★

Tuesday 30th Satellite Films

9.00 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: The 13th Warrior (1999) An exiled nobleman fights shadowy attackers after joining forces with Norse warriors at the end of the first millennium. Action-packed adventure, starring Antonio Banderas. ★★★ 10.50 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: Shoot ’Em Up (2007) A mysterious stranger protects a baby from a horde of heavily armed assassins. Action adventure, starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci. ★★★ 6.15 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Norbit (2007) Comedy about a meek man who falls in love again with his childhood sweetheart, but his plans are hampered by his overbearing, overweight wife. Eddie Murphy stars. ★ 6.00 SKY MOVIES DRAMA: Regarding Henry (1991) Harrison Ford plays an unscrupulous lawyer forced to start life afresh after a shooting incident leaves him braindamaged. Drama, with Annette Bening. ★★★ 10.55 FILM4: I Am Cuba (1964) Drama celebrating the Cuban revolution through tales of a shamed woman, university student, peasant and a poor family. Salvador Wood stars. ★★★★ 7.00 TCM: Come Fly with Me (1963) Air stewardesses Pamela Tiffin, Dolores Hart and Lois Nettleton search for love with the passengers on a transatlantic flight. Romantic drama, also starring Hugh O’Brian. ★★ 9.00 TCM: Yanks (1979) Romance flourishes between British women and smooth-talking American GIs stationed in Lancashire during World War Two. Drama, starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave. ★★★

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10.35 Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) Children’s adventure, starring Alec Baldwin. ★★ 11.55 The Road to El Dorado (2000) Animated adventure, with the voices of Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline. ★★★ 1.30 Muppet Treasure Island (1996) Musical comedy based on the classic novel of a boy searching for lost treasure. Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders and Kevin Bishop appear alongside the puppet stars. ★★★★ 4.25 Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Three orphans are sent to live with their sinister uncle — only to discover he wants nothing more than to get his hands on their considerable inheritance. Comedy adventure, starring Jim Carrey. ★★★ 8.30 Superman Returns (2006) Premiere. The Man of Steel returns to Earth after several years’ absence to find lost love Lois Lane has moved on with her life. Meanwhile, arch-villain Lex Luthor has been released from prison and is planning to wreak havoc on the world with stolen technology from Superman’s home planet of Krypton. Comic-book adventure from X-Men director Bryan Singer, starring Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey. ★★★★ 10.00 The Magic Roundabout (2005) When Zebedee’s evil twin plunges the world into permanent winter, the unlikely heroes embark on a perilous quest to save the day. ★★★ 11.20 Paulie (1998) An intelligent parrot recounts the tale of his epic crosscountry journey in search of a new life, pursued by an evil scientist. Family adventure, starring Gena Rowlands. ★★★ 1.00 Two Brothers (2004) Two tiger cubs are plucked from the wild by a hunter, and end up leading very different lives in close proximity to people. Drama, with Guy Pearce. ★★★ 2.40 Goal! (2005) Premiere. Rags-to-riches story following the blossoming career of a Los Angeles footballer, who is given a trial at Newcastle United. Sporting drama, starring Kuno Becker. ★★★ 11.00 Deep Impact (1998) The human race faces annihilation when a comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Apocalyptic drama, starring Robert Duvall. ★★★★ 1.55 Superman Returns (2006) The Man of Steel returns to Earth after several years’ absence to find lost love Lois Lane has moved on with her life. Meanwhile, arch-villain Lex Luthor has been released from prison and is planning to wreak havoc on the world with stolen technology from Superman’s home planet of Krypton. Comicbook adventure, starring Brandon Routh. ★★★★

10.05 Suspicion (1941) A woman is swept off her feet by the attentions of a charming rogue and soon agrees to be his wife, despite the warnings of her friends. However, his increasingly odd behaviour arouses her suspicions, and when his business partner dies in mysterious circumstances, she becomes convinced he’s got murder on his mind. Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, starring Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Nigel Bruce and Cedric Hardwicke. ★★★★ 11.40 Notorious (1946) An undercover agent falls for a German spy’s daughter and convinces her to feed him information on a group of Nazi collaborators — a decision that threatens to cost the girl her life as the leader of the gang draws closer to uncovering her secret. Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. ★★★★★ 2.35 Ellery Queen: Don’t Look Behind You (1971) The debonair detective investigates the mysterious death of a Chinese vaudeville performer whose offstage activities have made many enemies. Crime drama, starring Peter Lawford. ★★

7.20 Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) International Rescue is called upon to save the first manned Mars mission from a sinister hijacker. Adventure based on Gerry Anderson’s series, with the voice of Shane Rimmer. ★★★ 12.20 Carry On Behind (1975) A pair of professors embark on an archaeological dig, but find their efforts disrupted by the shenanigans of a motley bunch of holiday-makers. Comedy, starring Kenneth Williams. ★★ 2.00 Oliver Twist (1948) David Lean’s adaptation of Dickens’ story about a runaway orphan’s involvement with an elderly crook and his gang of pickpockets. Alec Guinness and Anthony Newley star. ★★★★★ 2.35 Serial Mom (1994) An all-American housewife takes protecting her family to extreme measures. In between keeping a perfect home and raising the children, she takes to tormenting and bumping off all those who fail to live up to her high standards, often dispatching them in extremely gruesome ways. Black comedy, directed and written by John Waters, and starring Kathleen Turner. ★★★★

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1.05 Androcles and the Lion (1952) A Christian tailor is moved to help a lion with a thorn stuck painfully in its paw. His unthinking act of kindness looks set to pay off when Caesar’s campaign of persecution leaves him and a host of other worshippers facing death at the claws of the beasts in the Roman arena. Satirical fable based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, starring Alan Young, Jean Simmons, Robert Newton and Victor Mature. ★★★ 9.00 The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) Premiere. A student dies after an attempted exorcism by a priest who was convinced she had been possessed by evil spirits. A sceptical lawyer is assigned to defend the cleric against the charge of manslaughter, but as the case unfolds she finds her own convictions challenged. A mix of horror and courtroom drama, starring Tom Wilkinson, Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Campbell Scott and Colm Feore. Includes Five News Update. ★★★★

Tuesday 30th 10.20 Dangerous Moonlight (1941) A Polish pianist successfully escapes the Nazis and takes part in the Battle of Britain. World War Two romance, starring Anton Walbrook. ★★★ 11.55 Tiger Bay (1959) A lonely 12-year-old sees a Polish sailor murder his unfaithful girlfriend, and takes the gun he used as evidence of his crime. However, when her police inspector father refuses to believe her story, she decides to help the killer make his escape. Suspense drama, starring Hayley Mills in her film debut, alongside her father John Mills. ★★★ 5.00 The World’s Fastest Indian (2005) Premiere. A motorbike enthusiast travels from New Zealand to the Salt Flats of Utah, America in the hope of getting a chance to break the world land speed record. However, not everyone he meets on his travels shares his enthusiasm and optimism. Fact-based drama, starring Anthony Hopkins and Diane Ladd. ★★★★ 2.40 Cover-Up (1949) An insurance investigator travels to a small town to look into a suicide. He becomes convinced the dead man was actually murdered, but finds most of the townsfolk are conspiring to prevent him discovering the truth. Murder mystery, starring Dennis O’Keefe. ★★★

7.10 Thunderbird 6 (1968) International Rescue tries to foil criminals who have come up with a scheme to learn the secrets of Tracy Island’s equipment. Puppet adventure. ★★ 12.35 The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) The family heads for Africa, where Eliza discovers poachers are plotting to kill a herd of elephants. Animated adventure, with the voices of Lacey Chabert and Tim Curry. ★★ 2.05 War Games (1983) A precocious teenager unwittingly hacks into the US military’s computer system. Thriller, starring Matthew Broderick. ★★★★ 10.05 The Magdalene Sisters (2002) Drama following the harrowing experiences of four women who are sent to live in a convent when their behaviour is deemed sinful — little anticipating the humiliation and hard work the nuns are eager to dish out. Starring Anne-Marie Duff and Eileen Walsh. ★★★★ 12.20 Hallam Foe (2007) Premiere. A teenager flees to Edinburgh after developing a strange sexual attraction to his stepmother and the nagging suspicion that she killed his mother. The youngster becomes obsessed with a woman who bears a resemblance to his mother, but their tentative romance is threatened by her lover. Jamie Bell stars. ★★★★

1.25 Daniel and the Devil (1941) A luckless 19th-century New England farmer tires of his bad fortune and sells his soul to the Devil. However, it’s not long before the suddenly prosperous gent realises he’s made a terrible mistake — and hires a top-class lawyer to plead his case and win his property back. Fantasy drama, starring Walter Huston, James Craig, Edward Arnold and Jane Darwell. ★★★

11.25 Carry On Jack (1963) Comedy about the misadventures of the crew of a British ship on their way to fight the Spaniards — but their efforts look set to be thwarted by the presence of a stowaway. Starring Kenneth Williams, Bernard Cribbins, Juliet Mills, Charles Hawtrey and Jim Dale. ★★ 4.40 Uncle Buck (1989) An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away — and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of the job. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf. ★★★

12.55 Carry On Cowboy (1966) A timid sanitation expert is mistakenly appointed sheriff of lawless Stodge City and ordered to run notorious outlaw Rumpo Kid out of town. Comedy, starring Sid James, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, Bernard Bresslaw and Joan Sims. ★★★ 4.45 The Flintstones (1994) Barney gets more than he bargained for when he repays a favour by adjusting a set of test results in his best friend’s favour. When a managerial position opens up, Fred is promoted and immediately becomes embroiled in an embezzlement fraud, thanks in no small part to his seductive new assistant. Live-action version of the popular cartoon series, starring John Goodman and Rick Moranis, with Rosie O’Donnell. ★★


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New Year’s Eve

Lions for Lambs, Sky Movies Premiere

New Year’s Eve Satellite Films

8.00 SKY MOVIES PREMIERE: The Golden Compass (2007) Fantasy adventure about a young girl living in a parallel universe. Nicole Kidman stars. ★★★ 10.00 SKY MOVIES PREMIERE: Lions for Lambs (2007) Political drama, directed by and starring Robert Redford, exploring the controversies surrounding US foreign policy through three linked stories. ★★ 6.55 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: The X Files (1998) Mulder and Scully’s big-screen outing sees them uncover an alien virus that threatens all life on Earth. Tense sci-fi thriller, starring David Duchovny. ★★★★ 9.00 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Matt Damon returns as the amnesiac secret agent for a third and final battle with the sinister organisation that turned him into a killing machine. Spy thriller sequel, with Julia Stiles. ★★★★★ 6.15 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: School for Scoundrels (2006) Comedy, starring Jon Heder as a parking attendant who enrols on a confidence-building course, but faces competition for the girl of his dreams from scheming tutor Billy Bob Thornton. ★★ 8.00 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) Sacha Baron Cohen stars as a hapless Kazakhstani journalist who travels to the United States to learn about the country’s culture. Comedy, with Ken Davitian. ★★★★ 9.30 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Epic Movie (2007) Comedy spoof about four adult orphans who discover an enchanted land that has fallen under an evil spell. Kal Penn and Adam Campbell star. ★ 6.20 FILM4: The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, starring Emmy Rossum as the talented singer who catches the eye of the legendary phantom (Gerard Butler). ★★★ 9.00 FILM4: Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) Cops and criminals inside a police station are forced to fight for survival when they come under siege. Action thriller, with Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. ★★★ 7.25 TCM: Viva Las Vegas (1964) Fabulous glossy musical, starring Elvis Presley as a racing driver who embarks on a fun-filled trip around the gambling capital. ★★★★ 9.00 TCM: Batman (1989) Michael Keaton stars as the caped crusader in Tim Burton’s dark adaptation of the popular comic-book series, with Jack Nicholson as his archenemy the Joker. ★★★★★

New Year’s Day Satellite Films

6.50 SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER: Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) George Clooney reunites his band of crooks for one last crime caper, this time teaming up with an old enemy. Al Pacino also stars. ★★★ 6.05 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) Rival professional conmen make a wager to decide which of them has the right to work the French Riviera. Comedy, starring Michael Caine. ★★★ 9.35 SKY MOVIES COMEDY: Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007) A man who left his fiancee at the altar realises his mistake and tries to win her back. To prove his love, he enters the London marathon. Comedy, with Simon Pegg. ★★★ 8.00 SKY MOVIES DRAMA: Atonement (2007) A girl accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit, unaware of the tragic repercussions her actions will have. Keira Knightley stars. ★★★★★

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10.45 Robin Hood (1973) Disney animation, voiced by Terry-Thomas and Peter Ustinov. ★★★★★ 12.05 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Animated adventure, with the voice of Brad Pitt. ★★★★ 1.35 The Prince and Me (2004) Premiere. A studious teenager dreams of becoming a doctor — but her plans come unstuck when she falls in love with a foreign exchange student. Romantic comedy, with Julia Stiles. ★★ 3.20 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) Convent comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg. ★★★ 9.00 Meet the Fockers (2004) A hapless groom-tobe appears to have finally won the approval of his prospective in-laws, but faces a new challenge when he takes them on a vacation to Florida to meet his free-spirited sex therapist mother and eccentric househusband father. Tensions soon mount as the mismatched families struggle to get along. Comedy sequel, starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. ★★★ 12.20 Risky Business (1983) An upper-class suburban teenager turns his home into a brothel while his parents are on holiday. Comedy, starring Tom Cruise. ★★★★ 10.35 Jump In! (2007) Premiere. A teenager is pressured by his father to become a boxer — but a local girl introduces him to the very different sport of rope-jumping. Drama, starring Corbin Bleu. ★★ 11.55 The Shaggy Dog (2006) Premiere. A man’s view on fatherhood and his hatred of animals are challenged when he starts turning into a sheepdog. Comedy, with Tim Allen and Robert Downey Jr. ★★★ 3.50 Stuart Little (1999) A family adopts a young mouse and makes him feel at home — but the resident cat hatches a plot to get rid of him. Comedy adventure, with the voice of Michael J Fox. ★★★★ 5.15 Shrek 2 (2004) The grouchy ogre sets out on a journey to meet the in-laws — but they are less than impressed with their daughter’s choice of husband. Animated adventure sequel, with the voice of Mike Myers. ★★★★ 11.15 The Terminal (2004) Viktor Navorski journeys from Eastern Europe to America — only for a military coup to throw his native Krakozhia into turmoil during the flight. The resulting situation leaves him unable to either return home or set foot onto the streets of New York. Stranded indefinitely at JFK airport, Viktor adapts to a new way of life. Steven Spielberg’s offbeat comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci and Chi McBride. ★★★

10.20 Spellbound (1945) Psychological thriller, starring Gregory Peck. ★★★ 12.05 Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) Wartime drama, starring Virginia McKenna. ★★★★ 7.05 Just Like Heaven (2005) Premiere. A hardworking doctor is involved in a car crash and awakens — apparently dead — in her apartment. However, the ghostly girl is surprised to discover someone else living there. As she comes to terms with her lifeless state she is left with another dilemma as she begins to fall in love with her healthy cohabitant. Romantic drama, starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. ★★★ 9.00 Chocolat (2000) A woman and her daughter move to a sleepy French village and open a chocolate shop opposite the wellattended Catholic church — enraging the locals, who believe such extravagance is not to be encouraged. But her wares prove too tempting, and the weakwilled residents are soon falling over themselves to sample the treats. Romantic drama adapted from Joanne Harris’s bestselling novel, starring Juliette Binoche. ★★★★

7.00 Warlords of Atlantis (1978) Sci-fi adventure, starring Doug McClure. ★★★ 1.10 Battle of the Bulge (1965) World War Two adventure, starring Robert Shaw. ★★★★ 7.15 The Nutty Professor (1996) An obese, terminally shy professor stumbles on a potion which transforms him into a slim, loudmouthed charmer. His new streamlined self immediately sets out to woo the woman of his dreams — but soon starts riding roughshod over everything the reclusive boffin cares about. Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn and Larry Miller star in this comedy remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis film. ★★★★ 12.10 Airplane! (1980) The crazy crew on board an illfated airliner struggle to keep the passengers calm as they tackle a food-poisoning crisis. Disaster spoof, with Robert Hays. ★★★★★ 1.50 What’s Cooking? (2000) The members of four very different families gather together at their respective homes in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving celebrations. Drama, starring Dennis Haysbert. ★★★★

New Year’s Day

12.50 The Alamo (2004) A ragtag group of Texan soldiers vows to make a stand against Mexican forces, despite being hugely outnumbered — but the men are soon fighting for their lives from the temporary shelter of a former monastery. Historical Western adventure retelling the stirring story brought to the big screen in the 1960 John Wayne film of the same name. Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid and Jason Patric star. ★★ 2.55 The Heroes of Telemark (1965) Resistance fighters in 1942 Norway plan a dangerous mission to destroy a Nazi factory. Wartime thriller, starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris. ★★★★ 5.00 Von Ryan’s Express (1965) An American colonel plans to make a daring escape from a PoW camp by hijacking a freight train. World War Two action adventure, starring Frank Sinatra. ★★★ 2.30 The Naked City (1948) Drama loosely based on actual events, following two New York detectives as they trawl through the city’s underworld in pursuit of a woman’s killer. As the case unfolds, the police discover a link between the murder and a spate of recent burglaries — and soon stumble on another body. Directed by Jules Dassin and starring Barry Fitzgerald. ★★★★★

7.10 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) An intrepid boy inventor sets out to rescue the adult population of his home town from aliens. Animated adventure, with the voice of Debi Derryberry. ★★★ 5.20 Garfield (2004) The flabby feline gets a shock when owner Jon brings nice-but-dim pup Odie into the family, throwing his cosy routine into chaos. Comedy, with the voice of Bill Murray. ★★ 8.00 Fantastic Four (2005) When a group of astronauts are exposed to cosmic rays they each develop special powers. However, one of them decides to use his new-found strength for his own nefarious ends, leaving the others to join forces and stop him. Starring Ioan Gruffudd. ★★ 11.55 The Fly (1986) A scientist invents a machine for the teleportation of matter, but when he tests the apparatus on himself he is unaware that a housefly is inside the system with him — a mistake which ends in a terrifying genetic transformation. David Cronenberg’s remake of the 1950s horror, starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. ★★★★ 1.45 Carrie (1976) A withdrawn teenager uses telekinetic powers to retaliate against her abusive mother and bullying classmates. Horror, based on Stephen King’s novel, starring Sissy Spacek. ★★★★★

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11.25 Carry On Cleo (1964) A captured Briton is mistaken for a heroic swordsman and promoted to the Roman Royal Guard, with orders to protect Julius Caesar. Comedy, starring Kenneth Williams and Sid James. ★★★★ 3.45 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts rescues an old car from the scrap heap and gives it magical, gravity-defying powers. But the blundering ruler of Vulgaria — the land where children are banned — will do anything to get his greedy hands on it. Musical children’s adventure, starring Dick Van Dyke, Lionel Jeffries, Sally Ann Howes, Gert Frobe, Benny Hill and James Robertson Justice. ★★★★ 12.50 Outside Providence (1999) Teenage slacker Tim Dunphy gets into trouble with the law once too often, so his strict father packs him off to an exclusive academy for his final year of school, where he struggles to fit in with his wealthy classmates. Seventies-set coming-ofage comedy, based on a novel by Peter Farrelly. Starring Shawn Hatosy and Amy Smart. ★★ 12.05 Pollyanna (1960) A girl is sent to live with her strict aunt in a New England town, where she sets about spreading cheer among the glum and surly inhabitants. Drama, with Oscar-winner Hayley Mills. ★★★★ 4.25 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) James Bond joins forces with a seductive Russian agent to quash a villainous plot for world destruction. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach and Richard Kiel. ★★★★ 11.15 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994) The city boys find a treasure map leading to cowboy Curly’s buried gold and head back to the Wild West, where they embark on a perilous quest to find the fortune, battling all manner of obstacles along the way. Comedy sequel, starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz and Jack Palance, playing Curly’s equally grizzled twin brother. ★★ 1.25 Cradle Will Rock (1999) Fact-based drama chronicling the problems faced by theatrical giant Orson Welles as fear of communism grows in Thirties America — placing him under pressure to cancel his pro-union play. Elsewhere, banking legend Nelson Rockefeller comes into conflict with artist Diego Riviera over a controversial work of art, and an Italian countess sells paintings to fund Mussolini. Tim Robbins’ drama stars Hank Azaria. ★★★

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