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s a m t s i chr e d i u G V t Review

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Christmas health

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a feast for the eyes

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The best of 2011's foodie volumes


Top trends for trees & seasonal sparkle

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My goodness, how a year flies, it is quite remarkable that Christmas 2011 is already here! If I had a pound for every time someone has recently asked me "are you ready for Christmas?" I'd be having a rather prosperous Christmas indeed! As a matter of fact I am ready, but would it really matter if I wasn't?! It's one of those small talk questions that I've never really taken too! This issue we're packed full of Christmas goodies including how to decorate your home like a pro, as well as how to not let the festive fun run havoc with your health! Speaking of which if you're thinking already of how to drop the Christmas pounds then I recommend you try Bournemouth Fit Body Boot Camp. I've recently joined and despite the aches and

pains of an amazing workout I am loving the incredible natural high afterwards. For more information check out page 177 or log onto But if you're not ready just yet to get moving then snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy what this year's christmas TV has to offer and find out what's on in our special TV Guide on page 214.

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Yes you read correctly! The staff of Bournemouth Beaches are ready to collapse after an extremely busy year. We cannot believe that in just 12 months we have done so much. A big thank you to all of our landlords from 2011 and a warm welcome to our new owners joining us for the 2012 season – we really look forward to working with you and providing the great service that only Bournemouth Beaches can offer.We are pleased to continue our association with JUST who provide us with in house maintenance support, out of hours service and now their newly formed JUST FLY who will provide all of our guest airport transfers for 2012. Add this to our in house laundry and linen hire service, online booking, extended hours to include Sunday opening, online concierge and flexible landlord options and you will see that we really go the extra mile. It is easier to say that no other agent in this area provides the same level of service as Bournemouth Beaches.Something you may not know is that we also provide a professional residential lettings service – please call us if you would like to discuss some options. If you are not happy with your current agent or have tenant issues then we can help. Earlier this year Bournemouth Beaches acquired the lease to a property in Belle Vue Road. We have invested heavily on

transforming the inside of the building to achieve three luxury studio holiday flats and one large residential property. On the ground floor we create spacious commercial premises and have sponsored The Hub at Southbourne to use these facilities. The Hub is a not for profit organisation promoting creative art for the community. It is a great concept and our way of putting something back into the community who help provide us with a living. Bournemouth Beaches hopes to continue support good causes as part of our business activities. Every year we improve and enhance our service to help our landlords and guests alike. This year we have employed an additional full time staff member, Hayley Chalmers, who along with working on our sales desk will take responsibility for our Social Media and PR department. We have also expanded all of our in house services and increased our property portfolio. Our interest in The Hub at Southbourne has proved very successful and looks to be a template for other similar organisations to work in community based projects. At Bournemouth Beaches we are working hard to give great service, be honest, reliable, creative and altogether unique in our approach. www.bournemouthbeaches. com 01202496400

KCJ INTERIORS Female entrepreneur and property developer Lisa Gershinson is owner and Interior designer for KCJ Interiors. Specialising in residential and commercial interior design, Lisa has launched sister company ‘Girls with Ladders’. Bringing a women’s touch to every job with an entirely female team has already proved a success and Lisa’s girlie crew come with a variety of qualifications, trades and wealth of experience including her knowledge in marbling, wood graining and restoration. Lisa studied business in Mayfair, and despite receiving a distinction, realised her calling was more suited to her flair for design, she then studied interior design. Still not content, she said: ‘Girls with Ladders was a sudden inspiration when an elderly

client told me how she will only take a taxi with a female driver, the thought occurred to me that maybe this would be the case when it comes to work needed in the home and hence the idea and business was born.’ Recently re-locating to the south, specifically Sandbanks, Lisa wants to get the word out locally that this decorating service comes with design assistance as a matter of course. Whether it’s a leaking pipe, an electrical problem or decorating you need, Lisa has the answer. ‘Girls with Ladders’ can solve any problem in the home.You can trust a girl to get it right! Contact Lisa at www. or www. or call on 07971 112118 01202 706411

GREYS PUT BACK INTO THE COMMNITY 2011 has certainly been a positive year for us here at Greys Estate Agents and as a result, we are looking to get behind our local community by supporting local sport or social clubs, upcoming events and other local causes in the Poole area over the Christmas period and thoughout 2012. Please send all applications via post or email. We will require the following information: Name and address of your club/ organisation, The nature of

your club/organisation and most importantly "Why You?". We look forward to hearing from you and going through the applications received. Contact: Russell O'Sullivan - rosullivan@ or Greys Estate Agents, 7 The Triangle, Upton, Poole, BH16 5PG. 01202 622101. Also, this is a great opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from all of us at Greys...



Bailie House Warehouse of Sturminster Marshall has really struck gold this Christmas. Having just been granted its liquor license Bailie House is stacked floor to ceiling with wines, beers and spirits at sale prices, everyone is stocking up for Christmas. Further to that the discount retail company has also just received a

consignment of top branded perfumes and after shaves – ideal for Christmas presents at 40% off retail prices! And as ever there is plenty of classic and contemporary Corndell furniture in stock for immediate pre-Christmas delivery along with a selection of TVs that have a firm price promise – they will match and improve upon

any like for like price on any of the TVs in stock! If you are preparing for Christmas check out the decorations, packs of cards and rolls of wrapping paper for just £1 and Christmas lights at sale prices! There is also a huge selection of snowboarding gear from Avalaan including hoodies, pants, jackets and t-shirts. It’s all on Facebook

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LET’S GET CRACKING THIS CHRISTMAS Christmas is a great time to look back on the year that was and start thinking about the one ahead. If you’re entertaining a change for 2012, we’ve got over 150 years of knowledge in the property market to help you make the move you want. Let’s get cracking. Call Savills Canford Cliffs on 01202 708888




A brand new detached family house with panoramic harbour views, balcony, luxury fixtures and fittings, spacious living accommodation, landscaped garden and integral garage. 4 Bedrooms | Large kitchen/dining room | Living room and study | 3 Bathrooms | Garage

Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | 11 Haven Road, Poole, BH13 7LE



An exceptional home with approximately 6,000 sq ft of accommodation situated within quarter of a mile from the shores of Poole Harbour and enjoying harbour views. 6 Bedrooms | 3 Receptions | 6 Bathrooms | Indoor swimming pool | Double and single garages

Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | 11 Haven Road, Poole, BH13 7LE



A well presented detached family house situated in a sought after Avenue within easy reach of Canford Cliffs and Penn Hill and within Courthill and Baden Powell School catchment. 4 Bedrooms | 3 Receptions | 3 Bathrooms | Large level rear garden | Integral garage

Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | 11 Haven Road, Poole, BH13 7LE

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From everyone at Winkworth If you’re thinking of selling, buying or letting a property, contact us today to see how we can help you in 2012. Canford Cliffs office 01202 706888

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A recently refurbished and modernised detached bungalow situated in a cul-de-sac within walking distance to Parkstone golf course and benefiting from secluded rear garden, garage and is offered with vacant possession. 2 Bedrooms | Large lounge/dining room | Conservatory | Balcony | Garage

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY



A charming and substantial detached family house with many character features and beautiful gardens to the front and rear. Set within a secluded plot boasting ample off road parking, car port and garage. 5 Bedrooms | 3 Receptions | 2 Bathrooms | Kitchen with pantry and utility room | Garage

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY



An extremely well presented detached home retaining many character features and offering spacious accommodation, situated within Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment. Bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, luxury en-suite and bathroom and landscaped garden to rear. 5 Bedrooms | 2 Receptions | 2 Bathrooms | Large kitchen/breakfast room | Off road parking

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY



A well presented modern detached family home with integral garage and feature open plan kitchen/living space which opens up completely onto the delightful south facing garden. 4 Bedrooms | 3 Reception Rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Utility room | Integral garage

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY



A unique and spacious immaculately presented house situated in a convenient location. Benefits include modern luxury fitted bathroom and kitchen, low maintenance garden and an annexe to rear. 4 Bedrooms | 3 Receptions | 2 Bathrooms | Garage with electric up and over door

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY



A deceptively spacious chalet style property which is immaculately presented throughout with good sized front and rear gardens. Viewing is highly recommend to appreciate the accommodation on offer. 4 Bedrooms | 2 Receptions | 3 Bathrooms | Ground floor bedroom/study | Integral garage

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY

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A stunning two bedroom penthouse apartment situated with direct access onto the award-winning blue flag sandy beaches and enjoying sea views extending from The Needles to Old Harry Rocks. 2 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 3 sun balconies | Underground parking | Communal gym

Southbourne office | 01202 434365 | 29 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3QT



The last remaining brand new two bedroom apartments with sea views, fully fitted kitchens and bathrooms and allocated parking. Sea views | Sun balconies | Under floor heating | Additional view of Hengistbury Head | UPVC double glazing

Southbourne office | 01202 434365 | 29 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3QT



A light and airy four bedroom detached character residence offering sea views and located within a short walk of Southbourne’s award-winning blue flag sandy beaches. 4 bedrooms | Conservatory | Sun balcony | Tandem garage | Enclosed rear gardens

Southbourne office | 01202 434365 | 29 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3QT


PRICES FROM £129,950 – £199,950

A choice of one and two bedroom brand new apartments located within a short walk of the award winning blue flag sandy beaches realistically priced to sell. Fully fitted kitchens & bathrooms | Allocated parking | UPVC double glazing | Carpeted throughout | Communal gardens

Southbourne office | 01202 434365 | 29 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3QT

SOUTHBOURNE OVERCLIFF OFFERS IN THE REGION OF ÂŁ1,150,000 Arguably one of the best penthouse apartments in the South with stunning 180 degree sea views over the Bay and enjoying a cliff top location. 3 bedrooms | High specification throughout | fully integrated entertainment system | Open plan living | 4 parking spaces

Southbourne office | 01202 434365 | 29 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3QT



A very well presented modern four bedroom chalet residence situated in a popular residential area with views over Iford playing fields and tennis courts. Contemporary living | Kitchen/breakfast room | En-suite to master | Security gated entrance | Garage

Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | 11 Haven Road, Poole, BH13 7LE



A luxury penthouse situated in the award winning Honeycombe Beach complex with stunning panoramic sea views extending along to the Isle of Wight to Old Harry Rocks. 2 bedrooms | 2 en-suites | Large sun balcony | Underground parking | Communal gym

Canford Cliffsoffice office| 01202 | 01202 706888 | Southbourne 434365 | 29 Southbourne BH6 3QT 11 Haven Road, Grove, Poole, Bournemouth, BH13 7LE



Winkworth Westbourne are delighted to offer for sale this beautifully presented detached family home situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable Talbot Woods and just a short walk from the West Hants Tennis and Leisure club. The House has a real feeling of space and enjoys a modern and contemporary feel throughout. The ground floor offers extremely versatile accomodation and has the potential of an anexe should one have the requirement of housing an elderly relative. The anexe area was formerley one of the two garages and has been altered to provide a lounge area, shower room and bedroom, however, could easily be adapted back to a garage. Also on the ground floor is a large conservatory, dining room, recently fitted contemporary kitchen which opens into a breakfast room and a utility room. As you enter this house, there is an immediate feeling of space as you walk through the large, bright entrance hallway. The first floor is also extremely bright and spacious with a large landing, five bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of important storage space. The property is approached via electric gates which open onto a large block paved driveway and in turn, a double car port. To the left of the car ports is a single detached garage. The rear garden is secluded being surrounded by mature shrub and tree borders and is predominantly laid to lawn with a sunken dining area and a summer house.


Should you wish to view this property or require any further information, please contact: Winkworth, Westbourne 01202 767633




A four bedroom character detached family residence situated in a highly sought after rural area of ‘Throop Village’ while still regaining an easy access to shopping and essential amenities. 4 bedrooms | 2 reception rooms | Tandem garage | easy access to river | Enclosed gardens

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY



A victorian residence situated in one of Soutbourne’s most popular areas. This character residence is arranged over three floors and offers a varied and versatile accommodation. Investment potential | 7 bedrooms | 4 reception rooms | Garage | Gardens

Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | Westbourne 767633 | Southbourneoffice office| 01202 | 01202 434365 | 77 Poole Road, BH4 9BB 11 Haven Road,Bournemouth, Poole, BH13 7LE

29 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3QT



A character two double bedroom house situated in a highly sought after location, presented in very good decorative condition throughout. The property benefits from upvc double glazing and gas fired central heating. 2 bedrooms | Utility/ dining area | Sitting room | Garage | Rear garden

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY



A two bedroom ground floor flat situated in a popular residential area within a short walk of local amenities and the award winning blue flag beaches. 2 bedrooms | Security entrance | Garage | Communal gardens | UPVC double glazing

Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | Westbourne 767633 | Southbourneoffice office| 01202 | 01202 434365 | 77 Poole Road, BH4 9BB 11 Haven Road,Bournemouth, Poole, BH13 7LE

29 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3QT



A ground floor apartment situated on the popular West Cliff Road which boasts award winning beaches and easy access to the leisure and shopping facilities of both Westbourne & Bournemouth. 2 Bedrooms | Luxury kitchen/bathroom | 2 Bathrooms | South Facing Patio | Garage

Westbourne office | 01202 767633 | 77 Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BB



A superb fully refurbished fifth floor apartment situated in the heart of Branksome Park close to the beaches at Branksome and Alum Chine. 2 Bedrooms | Large lounge/diner | Luxury bathroom | West facing balcony | Garage

Westbourne office | 01202 767633 | 77 Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BB



A rare opportunity to acquire a large ground floor apartment close to Branksome and Alum Chine in this beautiful character building. 3 Bedrooms | Modern fitted kitchen | 2 Bathrooms | Garage | Communal gardens

Westbourne office | 01202 767633 | 77 Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BB



A well presented first floor apartment situated in the heart of Branksome Park in this modern purpose built block close to Alum Chine. 3 Bedrooms | 2 Receptions | 2 Bathrooms | South facing balcony | 2 underground parking spaces

Westbourne office | 01202 767633 | 77 Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BB



An imposing detached residence built circa 1936 set in a large plot situated in the heart of Talbot Woods offering extremely versatile accommodation. 5 Bedrooms | 3 Reception Rooms | Large kitchen/breakfast room | Large rear garden | Detached double garage

Westbourne office | 01202 767633 | 77 Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BB




OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER 11AM - 1PM 90a CANFORD CLIFFS ROAD, POOLE BH13 7AD A modern contemporary detached house with high specification fittings throughout and benefiting from a south west aspect rear garden. 4 Bedrooms | 2 Reception rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Luxury fitted kitchen | Integral garage

Winkworth experience a strong return of ‘Buy to Let’ Winkworth Estate Agency in Bournemouth and Poole areas. Ben commented ‘this sort of request Poole are currently reporting a strong market trend from overseas investors is not at all unusual at of buyers returning to the buy to let investment present. We have sold a large number of individual market. Ben Jesty, Partner reports that in the past properties to overseas investors as well as some three months sales of investment property have ‘turnkey’ completed blocks of apartments. From our risen noticeably with a high volume of properties point of view this is entirely convenient as not only being sold to investment purchasers. The can we source the properties for these buyers but general consensus of opinion from the majority of also we can manage the properties concerned Westbourne | 01202 767313 purchasers is that they have lost faith in the current offering the client a complete in house service turbulent stock market and would rather invest in from start to finish’. The feeling at Winkworth bricks and mortar where they know that not only is that with Bournemouth and Poole being Canford Cliffs | 01202 706888 will they getCLIFFS a guaranteed return but also longer such popular areas, the demand from CANFORD £899,950 term capital growth. With Winkworth’s international buy to let investors will continue to grow in connections wewell have for example been house contacted the months ahead. Hillwith | 01202 740014 A exceptionally presented detached within walking distance of Canford Cliffs village. West facing rearPenn garden access to Flaghead Chine. only this week by a Hong Kong client who is Should you have a property that you are 4 Doubletobedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2 Reception | Large fitted | Garageletting and would seeking invest £2,000,000 to purchase either arooms considering lettingkitchen or are currently portfolio of individual properties or an existing block like to discuss the services that Winkworth are able Southbourne | 01202 434395 Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | of newly built apartments in the Bournemouth or to offer, please contact your local Winkworth office. 11 Haven Road, Poole, BH13 7LE

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A stone’s throw from Boscombe Pier Martin & Co Bournemouth are delighted to offer this lower ground floor two bedroom apartment located just a stone’s throw from Boscombe Pier. The property is immaculately presented, enjoys direct sea views and offers spacious accommodation with modern fixtures and fittings as well as a gravelled courtyard area to the rear of the property. This desirable property is offered unfurnished and is available immediately.

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With a thickness of 48mm, they are nearly 10% thicker than most alternatives. Each solid timber core is completely encapsulated within a highly durable plastic edge banding and two thermo plastic wood effect door skins, so you will never have to worry about painting or varnishing your Solidor. These exclusive doors are available in a wide range of style and frame colour options, 12 colours available, A comprehensive range of matching combination frames is also available with either glass, matching composite side panel or quarter panel, that will complement the look of any property You can also be rest assured that with our door construction, coupled with our unique, reinforced door and seruced by Design locking systems that your property will be as safe as can be when you choose solidor. Visit our door section at www.diamondhome. or call us for a quotation

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OLD HARRY HOUSE There’s something very interesting hiding in deepest Ashley Cross, Poole. Local architect Rachel Granger talks us through her uniquely stylish home hidden away in one of Dorset’s chicest villages. 43

There’s something very special about making a home from scratch. Having spent most of my career as an architect in London, I was well versed in knocking around old Victorian properties in order to achieve a sense of openness, light and space. However, it was always my plan to return to my home town of Poole, and on discovering a gem of a vacant plot for sale, decided there was no time like the present and bought the site within four weeks of spying the agent’s ad in the local paper. The plot came with planning permission for a three bedroom bungalow and a collection of strangely artisan garden structures built by the previous owner. Whilst being very overgrown, it was still possible to see the plot’s potential to accommodate a unique contemporary dwelling and the style of living I had longed for. I’d invited a friend round to see the pile of rubble and weeds I was in the process of purchasing and nearly fell over when she exclaimed, “wow!, you can see Old Harry rocks from up here”. She was right and this mini triumph coupled with my fascination for the antics of the infamous pirate and love of the local landmark meant the deal was sealed and the house, at least on paper, had a name. Planning the L-shaped site wasn’t straightforward. There were no services, the orientation was tricky and the change in level was in the order of three metres from the top northerly corner down to the roadside. The idea of completing the street scene with a contextual chalet-style bungalow was never going to tick any contemporary architectural box, and therefore getting a new planning consent wasn’t going to be a breeze either. Anything above a single storey was potentially an issue with overlooking the neighbours and there were a number of large trees to be felled. However, the light, the aspect, the seclusion, landscaping and the view became the major players in shaping the design of Old Harry House. I’d been on a recent trip to Los Angeles and had visited a number of the great houses from the Case Study House programme of the 1950s around the Hollywood Hills, notably by Craig Ellwood and Richard Neutra. I was struck by their effortless ability to create an extraordinary open and minimal design that felt luxurious and exciting to be in. The plot sizes were no larger than what I was considering back home, but every room felt spacious and the plans were organised into clearly defined, yet flexible public and private zones with ample indoor and outdoor space. It wasn’t difficult to persuade the neighbours that the new house would be an attractive addition to the Crescent. Persuading the Local Planning Authority proved to be a little more arduous, but over a series of meetings armed with a physical model of the house and a pile of 3D sketches, any issues of non-conformity were deftly assuaged.


The house is built and it has been lived in by us under two different guises. Firstly, the returning couple from London seeking refuge in a dwelling three times the size of their Barbican apartment. Secondly, as a family of four with twin girls. As the former, with its reputation as party house extraordinaire for weekending Londoners, we weren’t rattling around during the summer months. One friend remarked in the middle of winter that “we were so lucky to live somewhere where it felt like being on holiday all the time”. This wasn’t just a comment about our covetous local weather system and sandy beaches, although this all helps to heighten the experience. She was describing, in essence, how it feels to be in a well lit convivial space, the like of which is rarely found in many new dwellings when cost becomes an overriding issue. The structural dividing wall between the living room and kitchen is a much talked about piece. We like to maintain a reasonable standard of cooking for our visitors, but invariably the temperature rises above boiling point and merry hell breaks out behind the walnut clad wall. The beauty of having your guests seated on the opposite side of the wall is they only ever see the finished article, never mind the panic station or the ungodly mess. As I’d felt a great deal of regret about the inevitable removal of three diseased walnut trees in the garden to make way for the house, the idea of cladding the kitchen wall in large veneered panels of bookmatched walnut was a fitting tribute. The project didn’t cost a fortune, the fixtures and fittings are all bespoke and we adore the underfloor heating. The net result is a family home that responds to the elements in a most un-British way and delights in the potential of the unexpected over the prosaic.



The house is built and it has been lived in by us under two different guises. Firstly, the returning couple from London seeking refuge in a dwelling three times the size of their Barbican apartment. Secondly, as a family of four with twin girls. As the former, with its reputation as party house extraordinaire for weekending Londoners, we weren’t rattling around during the summer months. One friend remarked in the middle of winter that “we were so lucky to live somewhere where it felt like being on holiday all the time”. This wasn’t just a comment about our covetous local weather system and sandy beaches, although this all helps to heighten the experience. She was describing, in essence, how it feels to be in a well lit convivial space, the like of which is rarely found in many new dwellings when cost becomes an overriding issue.The structural dividing wall between the living room

and kitchen is a much talked about piece. We like to maintain a reasonable standard of cooking for our visitors, but invariably the temperature rises above boiling point and merry hell breaks out behind the walnut clad wall. The beauty of having your guests seated on the opposite side of the wall is they only ever see the finished article, never mind the panic station or the ungodly mess. As I’d felt a great deal of regret about the inevitable removal of three diseased walnut trees in the garden to make way for the house, the idea of cladding the kitchen wall in large veneered panels of bookmatched walnut was a fitting tribute. The project didn’t cost a fortune, the fixtures and fittings are all bespoke and we adore the underfloor heating. The net result is a family home that responds to the elements in a most un-British way and delights in the potential of the unexpected over the prosaic.



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ASK THE property EXPERT DUNCAN CHALLIS QUAY LIVING It’s the time of the year when we all start looking forward to gifts from our nearest and dearest. You would not usually expect to find The Inland Revenue on that list, but this year I want to make you aware of a very generous gift that could be yours for the claiming – but this one is strictly call and collect Capital Allowances is never likely to be the most popular topic discussed over the Christmas bird. Frankly it’s not even a subject that most of us will have heard of, and that’s generally the way the Taxman prefers to keep it. If you own a furnished holiday let property (FHL) and have never claimed, then you could be in line for a very significant tax refund – but do not delay. Like Santa, the Taxman’s generosity is seasonal and this is the last year in which you will be able to use capital allowances to offset tax due on your other property profits or other income – including salary and pension. Beyond this financial year capital allowances will still exist, but you will only


be able to off-set them against profits from the property upon which they are claimed. So how does it work? Your property has to be a ‘business’ for tax purposes – the criteria for qualification is clearly set out on the IR website. Holiday-lets qualify but regular buy-to-lets do not. Typically 15 to 30% of the purchase price of a FHL property can be attributed to fixtures inherent in the fabric of the building including electrics, sanitary ware, heating, plumbing etc. It doesn’t matter when you acquired the property – as long as you still own it, a retrospective application can be made. Quay Living has enlisted the help of specialist Capital Allowances consultant, Nick Johnson of Haslehursts Chartered Accountants to advise owners. Nick’s team have building surveyors working with the accountants to help compile claims. As an example, Nick quotes a Cornish holiday cottage where they were asked to prepare a claim. Of the 2009 purchase price of

£315,000, the team identified £74,726 worth of qualifying expenditure. The owner, a 40% tax payer, received total tax savings of £29,890 which he has been able to set against his tax liability! As I say, for those readers who qualify, action is required now if your accountant is to stand a decent chance of submitting your claim before the end of the financial year. If you want to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact Quay and we will happily put you in touch with Nick and his team. Sorry I haven’t been more in touch with my Christmassy side on this occasion, but I thought in these straightened times you might prefer the sound of jingling cash over distant sleigh bells!

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                                                                                                                         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Modern Purpose Built 2 Bedroom Apartment

Popular Location Close to the Beach

Spacious 3 bedroom House

Spacious Lounge/Dining Room

South Facing Private patio Area

Close to Bournemouth Town Centre

Two Double Bedrooms

Two Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment

Spacious Through Lounge/Dinging Room

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327 Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth Dorset, BH12 5BU

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A spacious two double bedroom detached bungalow situated in Branksome close to the amenities of both Westbourne and Ashley Road. The property has been modernised by the present owner and now offers well presented accommodation and south facing rear garden, garage, car port and off road parking. BAB2631



A well appointed and immaculately presented three story townhouse with an outlook to landscaped open space. The property has lounge, conservatory, three bedrooms, fitted kitchen, family bathroom, en suite to master, off road parking and garden. BAB2476

198 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole Dorset, BH15 4BH




We are delighted to offer for sale a superior 5 x bedroom detached family home situated in the favoured Littledown area of Bournemouth. The accommodation includes, modern refurbished kitchen, extended lounge/dining room, sep sitting room, luxury family bathroom, en suite shower room, garage and garden. BAB2648



A superb 2/3 bedroom detached bungalow improved to a very high standard throughout and conveniently located close to central Wallisdown with ease of access to local shops, supermarkets and bus routes. The property has lounge, conservatory, fitted kitchen, shower room and wc, garage and garden. BAB2462


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A 2 double bed GFF within a 10 minute walk from Poole Quay & 5 minutes from the sea at Hamworthy Park. UPVC D/G throughout, GCH, and with the benefit of ORP and own rear garden, must be seen. BAH 1088



Immaculate modern two bedroom semi detached bungalow backing onto Cobbs Quay Boatyard and marina. UPVC double glazing, gas heating, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, front and rear garden, garage and ample parking. Viewing essential to appreciate the exceptional interior. BAH1106



Extended three bedroom semi detached house situated in a cul de sac location close to Cobbs Quay requiring modernisation. Living room, extended kitchen/diner, bathroom, separate wc, garage and garden. BAH1076



A very well presented two double bedroom end of terrace house situated in a cul de sac location one Harbourside development in Hamworthy, also benefiting from having a conservatory, lounge, bathroom, garden and is offered with no further chain. BAH1093



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An imposing character detached family home with three generous sized bedrooms, spacious reception hall, lounge and separate dining room, detached garage and enclosed rear garden. No onward chain.

Detached family home with four double bedrooms, 23’ lounge, ample parking and 100’ secluded rear garden. Some modernisation required. Possible extension subject to planning permission.





Extended detached family home requiring total modernisation. Three bedrooms, two receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, sun room, ample parking, garage/workshop. Close to beaches.

Character detached house with three bedrooms, three receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, driveway and hardstanding suitable for storing boats etc or to build a garage.



Older style character family home just 200 yards from sandy beaches. Four bedrooms, three receptions and ample parking. Features include stripped floorboards and an ‘Aga’ which can be purchased separately.

Substantial detached property with annexe within strolling distance to the beach. Six bedrooms, two receptions plus extension and many original character features.

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Queens Park £549,940

Queens Park £300,000

• Detached ✦ House, ✦ Dble ✦ gge ✦ • Five En-suite ✦ bedrooms, ✦ ✦ ✦ • 48ft ✦ (14.5m) ✦det ✦ outbuilding ✦

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Bournemouth £239,950

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Detached ✦ ✦ House ✦ ✦ Three ✦ ✦Bedrooms ✦ Lounge/Diner ✦ ✦

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Bournemouth £225,000

Boscombe Spa £220,000

• Three Double Bedrooms ✦ ✦ ✦ • Garage & Driveway for 5 cars ✦ facing garden • ✦South Westerly ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦✦

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East Cliff £189,950 • Two Double Bedrooms ✦ ✦ • ✦Balcony✦ ✦ • ✦Two Bathrooms ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦✦✦

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Talbot Park £144,950 Ground Floor Flat ✦ Double Bedrooms Two ✦ ✦ Bathroom Modern ✦ ✦ ✦

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Westbourne £139,950 • • •

Two double bedrooms ✦ Ground floor Purpose Built ✦Off Road parking ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

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Four ✦ Double ✦ ✦ Bedrooms Conservatory ✦ ✦ Garage ✦ ✦ & Car ✦Port

Baiter Park £314,950 ✦✦✦

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Dean Park £215,000 • Two Double Bedrooms ✦ ✦ • Maisonette, Ground & First Fl. ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ • Private Entrance ✦ ✦ ✦✦✦

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Dean Park £175,000 • Two Double Bedrooms ✦ ✦ ✦ • Garage • Share of✦ Freehold ✦ ✦ ✦

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Town Centre £125,000 • Two Bedrooms ✦ ✦ • Off ✦Road Parking • Share of✦ Freehold ✦ ✦ ✦

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East Cliff £235,000 • Luxury ✦ ✦First ✦ Floor Apartment • Separate Dining ✦ ✦ ✦ Room ✦ ✦ • 21ft x✦ 17ft ✦ Lounge ✦

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Charminster £204,950 • First & Second Floors ✦ ✦ • 3 Beds, Private Garden ✦ ✦ ✦ • Garage ✦

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Charminster £149,950 • No Chain! ✦ • First floor flat ✦ double ✦ • Two bedrooms ✦ ✦

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Vale Road £107,500 • Two Double Bedrooms ✦ Purpose Built • First Floor • Ideal Buy ✦To Let ✦ ✦

Eastcliff £299,950 • Panoramic ✦Sea Views ✦ ✦ • Three Double Bedrooms ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ • Allocated Off✦ Road Parking ✦ ✦ ✦

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Town Centre £235,000 • Views of golf course ✦ ✦ • Two Double Bedrooms ✦ ✦ • Southerly facing balcony ✦ ✦ ✦

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13 Burtley Road, Southbourne, Dorset BH6 4AP

• Contemporary high gloss kitchens, with integrated appliances • Luxury bathrooms & en suites • Gas central heating • Allocated parking • Communal garden & outside seating area • BLP 10yr building guarantee

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A brand new development by Forecross Ltd - 4 three bedroom semi-detached houses with parking, close to Bournemouth Town Centre... • En suite to master bedroom • Luxury kitchen • Separate dining room • Off road parking • Private garden • Close to train station • BLP 10yr building guarantee

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A former weavers cottage situated only a short distance from the village.

Detached home, well presented throughout and conveniently situated.

Four Bedrooms | Four Reception Rooms | Double Garage with Office | Double Stable | ½ Acre Paddock | Direct Forest Access and Rights of Grazing

Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Four Bedrooms | En-Suite Shower Room | Family Bathroom | Rear Garden | Off Road Parking

BURLEY £795,000 Freehold

SWAY £395,000 Freehold

A detached bungalow with great potential for renovation.

Extremely well appointed 4410 sq. ft. country home with direct forest access.

Three Double Bedrooms | Sitting Room | Fitted Kitchen | Conservatory Bathroom | Private Gardens | Short Walk to Open Forest | No Forward Chain

Drawing Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Dining Room | Snug | Four Bedrooms Heated Swimming Pool with Sauna and Jacuzzi | 1.6 Acres of Grounds

BURLEY £440,000 Freehold

PICKET HILL £995,000 Freehold

Magnificent residence built to exacting standards in prestigious location.

Detached, chalet style bungalow standing in extensive and private grounds.

Living Room | Dining Room | Family Room | Kitchen | Study | Utility Room Conservatory | Six Bedrooms All En-Suite | Annexe | Double Garage

Sitting Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Conservatory | Three Bedrooms | Shower Room | Ample Off Road Parking | Mature Rear Garden

AVON CASTLE £1,595,000 Freehold

SWAY £359,950 Freehold

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Burley Office:

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Ringwood Office:

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Well presented chalet property offering extremely flexible accommodation.

Detached chalet home set in approximately 0.5 acres with direct forest access.

Four Bedrooms | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Study | Self-Contained One Bedroom Annexe | Integral Garage | Garden Room | Secluded Gardens

Sitting Room | Conservatory | Kitchen | Study | Two Ground Floor Bedrooms Three First Floor Bedrooms | Integral Garage | Secluded Rear Garden

MINSTEAD £650,000 Freehold

NORTH GORLEY £610,000 Freehold

Beautiful period home extended to provide spacious accommodation.

Large, semi-detached Edwardian property located in the heart of village.

Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Ground Floor Shower Room | Four Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | ORP | Good Size Garden

Drawing Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Utility Room | Four Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | ORP | Detached Garage | Enclosed Front and Rear Gardens

RINGWOOD £387,500 Freehold

BROCKENHURST £695,000 Freehold

Beautifully appointed detached home in rare and sought after location.

Detached cottage in a quiet road close to the village centre and open forest.

Sitting/Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Study/Bedroom Five | Utility Room | Four Bedrooms | Off Road Parking | Gardens | Direct Forest Access

Sitting/Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Four Double Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Delightful West Facing Rear Garden

BROCKENHURST £845,000 Freehold

BURLEY £580,000 Freehold

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Salter Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset

Price £695,000

Contact Cliff Hall 07816 662699 An immaculate south facing detached chalet bungalow enjoying a deceptively spacious and stylish interior with high ceilings · Conveniently positioned moments from award winning beaches and the shores of Poole Harbour · Ideal as either a full time or second home investment · Generous living / dining room · Modern kitchen with top of the range Siemens integrated appliances · 3 bedrooms · Bedroom four / home office · 2 newly fitted bathrooms with quality sanitary‐ware · Single detached garage · Low maintenance gardens

Ashley Cross

Price £279,950

An effortlessly stylish boutique style penthouse blending unique, modern elements whilst retaining original features situated within a magnificent Victorian conversion · Enjoys a pleasant outlook across the roof tops towards the harbour · Living / dining room · Cream high gloss kitchen with integrated appliances · Modern shower room ·2 double bedrooms · Private garden · Garaging and off road parking spaces

Lower Parkstone

Price £599,999

A well proportioned detached family home located in a quiet and sought after residential location · Set back from the road in an elevated position offering great privacy · Manageable landscaped grounds including an attractive tiered front garden · 3 generous reception rooms · Fitted kitchen with integrated appliances · 3 bedrooms · 2 bathrooms · Detached garaging

Ringwood £129,950

Ringwood £142,500

Boscombe £149,950

Verwood £375,000

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First Floor Flat Two Bedrooms Convenient For Town Centre Communal Gardens Allocated Parking

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First Floor Apartment Two Bedrooms, En suite To Master Lounge leading To Decked Balcony Forest Views Vacant Possession

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Two Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen Modern Fitted Kitchen & Bathroom Walking Distance To Local Shops Vacant Possession

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Detached House Five Bedrooms, Two with En Suites Four Reception Rooms Double Garage Close to town Centre

Call Verwood on 01202 824111

PUBLIC NOTICE Connells are now in receipt of an offer for the sum of £165,000 for 22 Worbarrow Gardens, Parkstone, Poole, BH12 3PA. Anyone wishing to place an offer on this property should contact Connells, 80 High Street Poole BH15 1DB 01202 673977 before exchange of contracts.

Wallisdown £179,950

Verwood £249,000

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Four Bedroom Flat Close to Bournemouth University Separate Cloakroom No Forward Chain Investment Potential

Call Winton on 01202 525411

Detached Character House Two bedrooms Two reception Rooms Detached Garage Mature Gardens

Connells Wish All Our Customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Call Verwood on 01202 824111

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White Wonderland "White and silver, with green foliage, is my favourite theme this year," says Chrissie Rucker, founder of The White Company. "I like the home to look magical and use trails of greenery intertwined with baubles and fairy lights for the mantelpiece, the stair bannisters and on the hall table. "As well as decorating the tree, this year I'm using burnished silver and vintage style glass decorations. I thread two or three baubles on to a pretty ribbon and hang it in front of windows, mirrors and pictures, and from door and cupboard handles. "Wreaths are so versatile and I often hang one over the dining table, or lay one flat and fill it with three big white pillar candles." Her table decoration is classic and simple: A runner down the centre and a parade of tealights in glass holders, mixed with varying sizes of glass candlesticks, as well as glass vases filled with white roses and hyacinths. Get the look: Glass 2-Ball Pillar Candle Holder, £35; Frosted Leaf Wreath, £65, and Battery Operated LED Pin Lights, £15; box of four ceramic heartshaped tealights, £18, all from The White Company. Make a statement with Marks & Spencer's splendid silver Stag Tealight Holder, £125, available now in store and online late November; and Next's Snowy Paper Tree, £50, will also look stunning in any contemporary home. Get the look: Glass 2-Ball Pillar Candle Holder, £35; Frosted Leaf Wreath, £65, and Battery Operated LED Pin Lights, £15; box of four ceramic heart-shaped tealights, £18, all from The White Company. Make a statement with Marks & Spencer's splendid silver Stag Tealight Holder, £125, available now in store and online late November; and Next's Snowy Paper Tree, £50, will also look stunning in any contemporary home.

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A beautifully presented 3 double bedroom 2 /3 reception room detached family home. Garage and driveway, large sunny south westerly rear garden, study /third reception room, rear extension providing further living space, downstairs cloakroom, comprehensively fitted kitchen, utility room, elevated outlook over Poole.





A modern 3 bedroom with three en suites, two reception room town villa situated close to the amenities of Ashley Cross. Courtyard garden, Italian tiled bathrooms, beautifully presented, individual styling by award winning design team. Created by award winning local developers quantum homes. Remainder of 10 Year Builders Guarantee. Vendor Suited.





A beautifully presented 3 bedroom 2 reception detached house with bespoke features. This property will suit buyers looking to move straight in. Beautifully designed, classic, cream shaker kitchen/breakfast room, luxury tiled bath and shower suites, recently landscaped gardens, carport/garage. Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment. must see!



A modern well presented 2 bedroom mews style house located close to ashley cross village and poole park. Downstairs cloakroom, modern open plan living /kitchen area, underground parking. Offered for sale with vacant possession and viewing comes recommended.

A 3 double bedroom 3 reception room semi detached house situated in the old town area of poole, a short walk from the amenities of poole town centre and the recreational facilities at baiter park and harbourside. Second floor bathroom, ground floor cloakroom, lounge & dining room, 3rd reception room, westerly aspect rear garden.

A beautifully presented and newly renovated 3 bedroom detached Victorian house close to Alexandra Park within the Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment areas. Downstairs cloakroom, lounge, dining room, brand new Kitchen, brand new bathroom, gas heating, double glazed, south facing garden. No forward chain.





A luxury 2 double bedroom 2 bathroom 3rd floor apartment located in lower parkstone. Additional features include underground garaging, balcony, communal terrace, 18’9 x 10’8 lounge/ diner, luxury bathroom and shower suites, kitchen with built in appliances, shared freehold, utility cupboard, air induction system throughout the flat.

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A 3 bed 2 reception room detached victorian house benefitting from a wealth of original features and a southerly aspect rear garden. Located a level walk from the amenities of ashley road, a short distance of ashley cross village. Sitting room with open fire, kitchen /family dining room, downstairs cloakroom. No forward chain.


A 3 bedroom plus loft room semi detached bungalow, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location, requiring some modernisation with ample scope to extend and improve. Situated just minutes walk of Ashley Cross village. South westerly rear garden, loft room, mostly UPVC double glazed, gas fired central heating, garage & driveway.




A charming 3 bedroom house located within walking distance of whitecliff harbourside park and local shops. The property is situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac and benefits from a good size rear garden with multi levels of decking. Popular school catchment including Courthill first and Baden Powell middle, double glazing, gas fired central heating.





A three bedroom semi detached victorian house. Situated just a short walk of ashley cross village and whitecliff park. Within the ever popular lilliput school catchment area. UPVC double glazing, modern fitted kitchen/ breakfast room with built in appliances, 25’5 lounge/diner, modern bathroom and s/f garden. No forward chain. Priced to sell

A spacious two double bedroom second floor purpose built apartment presented in excellent decorative order throughout. 22’7 Lounge /dining room with feature fireplace, modern bathroom, built in wardrobes to both bedrooms, ample storage, garage. Share of freehold. Vacant possession offered.



A well presented two double bedroom detached bungalow situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location in upper parkstone. Located close to amenities and local transport links. Large rear garden with summer house, fitted kitchen, modern bathroom, double glazing, gas central heating, cavity wall insulation, cul-de-sac location.

A well presented three double bedroom semi detached Victorian house benefitting from a large self contained outdoor log cabin/office. Situated close to local amenities and within Courthill & Baden Powell catchment area. Extended modern kitchen/ breakfast room, 22’5 open plan lounge/diner, modern bathroom, ample scope to extend (stpp) and off road parking.

LOWER PARKSTONE £575,000 & £585,000


A choice of 2 stunning, brand new luxury 4 bedroom 3 bathroom detached houses, built to a high quality finish and located within walking distance of Ashley Cross. Luxury kitchen with built in Neff appliances and granite work surfaces, underfloor heating throughout ground floor, luxury bathroom suites, garden, decking, freezone heating.

We have a choice or 1 and 2 bedroom retirement apartments for sale, all within easy reach of Ashley Cross. Price ranging from £45,000 - £119,950




A character two bedroom freehold ground floor converted apartment with the benefit of a private garden area. Situated in a prestigious location. Freehold, modern kitchen and bathroom, gas fired central heating, private front garden, 18’3 x 12’2 lounge/diner, off road parking for one car. Vacant possession offered, no chain.

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Prestigious new development | Swimming pool + gym | 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms available | Stunning views | 2012 Olympics location

• Immaculate 3 bedroom penthouse • Far reaching views over the Harbour • Living room with mezzanine floor • 24 hours security/ 2 parking spaces


• Waterside 4 bedroom town house • Stunning far reaching coastal views • 2 Balconies • Car port • Boat storage area


• 2 bedrooms penthouse • Views over the harbour • Large stunning roof terrace • Garaged Parking

OLD TOWN POOLE - £230,000

• 2 bedroom character property • Ideal central location • Cul de Sac • Close to shops/restaurants

POOLE - £575,000

• Stunning roof terrace • 2 bedrooms plus dressing room • Convenient for amenities • Garaged parking for 2 cars

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• Gated stunning refurbished apartment • 3 double bedrooms with a garden • Media room and electric mood lighting • Garage, parking space + Berth • Views towards the harbour

FRONTLINE - £510,000

• Glorious front line views • Stunning refurbished apartment • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Garaged parking


• 3 bedroom riverside home • 2 Garages • Popular waterside development • Stunning plus 2 parking spaces • Cul de Sac location views over the Harbour • 2 bedrooms with • Mooring at the bottom of the garden harbour views • 2 parking spaces

POOLE - £215,000

• Gated development • 2 bedrooms with en-suite • Front line character building • Gated parking

HARBOUR REACH - £210,000

• 2 bedroom apartment • Side views to the Harbour • Balcony/ waterside development • Garaged parking

POOLE- £385,000

• 5th floor apartment • Views towards the harbour • Spacious living room • Balcony • 24 hours security • Garaged parking


• Spacious 3 bedroom town house • Kitchen/dining room • Garage & Parking Space • Garden front and rear

OLD TOWN POOLE - £210,000

• Superb old town location • 2 bedrooms/roof terrace • Listed building • Gated parking

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Castlepoint - OIEO £250,000

Throop - £194,950

This attractive two bedroom, two reception room detached bungalow has recently gone under extensive modernisation including Italian style fully tiled flooring, rewiring, re-plumbing, re-plastering and a modern fitted kitchen incorporating integral fridge/freezer, oven, hob extractor hood and washing machine.

A very well presented 3 bed end of terrace house situated in this residential road overlooking a central green. This house benefits from double glazing, gas warm air heating with the boiler (replaced approx 4-5 years ago) and garage adjacent to the rear garden with power and light available.

Christchurch - OIEO £115,000

Strouden Park - £222,000

A 2 bed detached ‘Wessex’ double unit park home situated on this gated park on the outskirts of Christchurch. The home has added benefit of year round 52 week occupancy and held on the balance of a 99 year licence and ground rent and service charges applicable. LPG gas. Several onsite facilities available.

A beautifully presented two double bedroom bungalow situated close to the shops and amenities of CastlePoint. The property has been extended and now incorporates a large lounge/diner with separate modern fitted kitchen. There is off road parking and a pleasant rear garden. The property is offered with vacant possession.

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Littledown - ÂŁ395,950 A large four bedroom detached family house, offering three reception rooms, downstairs cloakroom, four good sized bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, a secluded rear garden, ample off road parking and an attached single garage.

Bournemouth - ÂŁ349,950 A modern three/four bedroom chalet bungalow situated on an enviable plot close to the shops and amenities of Tuckton. The property was built approximately 5 years ago and is still, therefore, subject to NHBC guarantees. The house is in beautiful decorative order and benefits from having an en suite, ground floor cloakroom and utility room. Outside there is an electric gated access, garage and views over the tennis club and beyond..

488 Castle Lane West, Dorset BH8 9UD

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liz lean THE CHRISTMAS RUSH House columnist and local PR guru Liz Lean talks about the Christmas Eve rush Literally hurtling into Christmas, this year will surely see me in full Christmas Eve stress, running around the shops, picking away at any ropey old gift pack left on the shelf (I apologise now family, the thought is there). As the weather has been so mild, it feels like we shouldn’t be anywhere near Christmas yet. This time a year ago, we had a serious dump of snow and the kids had the exciting experience of hearing their school closure read out on the radio in the morning. In 2011, their only school closure experience has been from the teachers’ strikes; not quite the same upbeat vibe as a blanket of white lining the streets. In last month’s column I talked about a new baby introduced to the Willingham household. We eventually decided upon the name ‘Bryher’ for our chocolate Labrador pup. She is now 12 weeks old and starting to sniff her way around the neighbourhood, reading the local ‘newspaper’ of lampposts. I should feel lucky that as yet the piano legs are untouched, although I am not counting my chickens just yet – getting to know little Bryher better is revealing that she has hidden depths of mischief which her innocent face belies. Why Bryher? Well, we wanted to name her after an area of Cornwall, like our previous dog Zennor, but got stuck with three syllable Demelza’s and Pandora’s – no good for calling out on a busy beach! Bryher is one of the Scilly Isles, just off Cornwall, where I spent many summer holidays as a kid and is Cornish for ‘place of hills’. It’s wild and rugged but serenely beautiful. Bryher is the smallest inhabited island infamous for ‘Hell Bay’ where shipwrecks were aplenty in the 18th century. Our own Bryher is settling, in nicely although she has put me through my own experiences of Hell Bay at times! I can now look back at one particular evening and smile; at the time I was close to weeping with defeat. In hindsight, I can see that it was a move to work out where I was in the pecking order of the ‘pack’. I think in her head it goes something like this… “Dad – well he has the deeper voice and feeds and trains me. He’s the boss. I do what he says and I get treats. I really like him. Kids – they play with me, shriek loudly when my teeth get them, show me off to their friends and try to kiss me constantly.…….so who’s the other large one with the shriller voice who stares at a screen? She doesn’t like her slippers chased as much and freaks out every time I go near the giant noisy tripod in the lounge.” “I’ve got a great idea! When Dad is out and I’m left alone with the strange one, I’m going to make sure she is truly put in her place!” And that is exactly what she did. My first night alone with Bryher just could not be made up. She was already proving to be making headway in the house training stakes yet managed to wee in all the naughtiest places 6 times in half an hour, including the shag-pile rug (how on earth do you clean that up?!). After climbing the curtains, trying to bite my nose off dozens of times and stealing every possible treasured object that had never previously been of any interest whatsoever, I even managed to wake the children in my exasperated state. She ran me ragged for three long, drawn out hours of mopping up and trying to salvage my trouser legs, haring around the house at a million miles an hour like a demented savage. My husband returns and stifles a laugh as he sees my pale features, weakly bleating; “I’m glad you’re back!” I had to admit she’d won; quiet as a lamb she greets him meekly, big smiling eyes saying; “I don’t know what her problem is, can’t you see I’ve been good as gold!” She promptly lies down on the urine-sodden rug, and falls blissfully asleep. Aaaarrrrggghhhh! Thankfully, she has decided to be much kinder to me since and her place as one of the ‘girls’ in the Liz Lean PR office has been duly positioned - life with a family dog again feels good. If the Christmas tree survives I’ll eat my hat but I’m sure she’ll make it a fabulous one. My ‘blatant plug of the month’ is simply for you to have a wonderful Christmas.

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What did you ask Santa for this Christmas?


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If you are considering Solar PV, it’s not a question of whether you can afford to make the investment now, it’s more a question of whether you can afford not to! Consider the options: Invest in solar energy set at the price available today? Or, hand that money to your energy supplier, year on year, at an ever increasing rate?

Put like that it’s a simple choice to make.

The good news is that there is a smarter option.

you an income for every kilowatt you generate - and use - and for what you don’t. Previous tariffs were introduced at a higher rate to kickstart the take-up of solar energy in the UK, and eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels. It now sits at a sustainable level of 21p - ensuring it is here today - and for future generations. This government incentive continues to be excellent news for the consumer, providing twice the return on investment of the high street banks and ensuring renewable energy is here for the long term - good news for the planet.

Solar energy was designed to provide savings on your electricity bill, good news in itself. However, in 2010 the government made it an even more attractive proposition by introducing the Feed in Tariff (FiT), guaranteed for 25 years. This tariff ensures your energy provider pays

The final question you should ask yourself is how much is it worth to take back control of the energy in your home or business, making your money work hard for you again. And lastly, what can I do with the money I am going to earn - and save?

In the bleak midwinter frosty wind may moan, and that can only mean one thing - you are using even more electricity and will almost certainly moan too when the bill comes in. We call it the rising energy cost treadmill. There is an even older saying “the two things you can rely on in life is death and taxes”. We beg to differ. Look at your electricity bill today; can you rely on it staying the same and an income or pension that rises to meet it?

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PITT PLAYS THE LONG BALL He's one of the biggest stars on the planet but Brad Pitt has announced he's going to retire in three years time at the age of 50. After the release of his new film Moneyball, he talks about head scars, losing streaks and bad choices.


When you say you're off to see Brad Pitt in person there's one request that will inevitably be made by men and women alike: 'Tell me what he looks like in the flesh.' That's because Pitt is so famous he's almost taken on an otherworldly status. The truth is the actor, voted 'sexiest man alive' countless times during his career, doesn't disappoint when he casually strides out onto the terrace of a Mexican hotel for a photocall to promote his new baseball movie Moneyball. He's tall (a rarity among Hollywood's elite) and broad, having spent the last few months in training for the film World War Z, a postapocalyptic horror, which has seen Pitt, his partner Angelina Jolie and their brood of six reside in Glasgow, London and Cornwall during filming. His dark blonde hair is grown out and tucked behind his ears, his stubble is salt-and-pepper grey and, despite the balmy temperatures, he's wearing a long-sleeved top. He may be an A-lister, but he's rarely spotted on the red carpet these days, and while he smiles for the assorted cameras and cracks jokes with co-star Jonah Hill, his eyes remain hidden behind aviator sunglasses and his hands stay tucked into the pockets of cream linen trousers. Given the theme of his new film, baseball is the name of the game later that day when, in a quiet, shady spot, Pitt reveals that while he likes to play ball with his kids, his own relationship with the all-American sport has been traumatic. "I knew very little about baseball besides taking one in the face when I was in junior high," laughs Pitt, 47. "Eighteen stitches was the result of that incident. This scar here," he says pointing to the side of his head. It takes iron will not to lean in for a closer inspection. Moneyball is based on the controversial 2003 book Moneyball: The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game in which the author Michael Lewis wrote about the exploits of Billy Beane (Pitt), a former baseball player turned general manager of Oakland A's baseball team. Beane revolutionised the way the baseball industry assessed its players by employing a statistical analysis that showed the qualities historically used to value players were outdated. He then bought players who'd been ignored by larger, more lucrative teams, but who would help his team to victory.

"The film didn't fall into convention and it was a difficult one to get made," admits Pitt, looking a little shiny-faced despite the shade (so the man is a mere mortal then.) "We're in tough economic times and people start betting on safer, more tried-and tested brands," he says, before adding that while he's never spent a lot of time watching baseball, he became obsessed by the book. "Billy Beane's team had a $40 million payroll and they were trying to compete with teams with $240 million payrolls. It forced these guys to back up and say: 'We can't fight how the other guys fight. We have to search for new baseball knowledge. We have to re-examine the sport and where we place value'." Through that process they discovered great inefficiencies on how people were judged, and Pitt says: "The film is ultimately about how we place value on people and how society informs how we value ourselves. "These themes are universal. And the ideas these guys employed have now permeated other sports, like football, various arms of business - even the film industry." Raised with his brother Doug and sister Julie in Missouri by his dad Bill, who ran a truck company, and his mum Jane, a school guidance counsellor, Pitt was studying for a journalism degree when he decided to give acting a whirl. Like thousands of other good-looking hopefuls, he travelled to Los Angeles where he subsidised his acting classes with odd jobs, including dressing as a chicken, before earning his big break in Ridley Scott's 1991 movie Thelma & Louise. His screen time totalled less than 15 minutes but when the film was released everyone was asking who the man who seduces Geena Davis was, and it led to parts in Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It and the dark thriller Kalifornia. Pitt says it was only when Legends Of The Fall was released in 1994 "that celebrity hit me". "You get no warning and you're kind of overwhelmed. I didn't understand all the attention," says Pitt, before returning to the recurring theme of value. "The attention doesn't come from a place of real value. People want to get near you but it has nothing to do with you as a person. It has more to do with something those people are missing in themselves." In the 20 years since his scene-stealing performance in Thelma & Louise, Pitt's managed

to keep the audience guessing his next move. He's depicted death in Meet Joe Black, an incoherent Irish brawler in Snatch, a Nazi killer in Inglourious Basterds and aged backwards in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. "Film-making is about longevity," says Pitt. "Is it a quality picture? Is it a quality story? Is there something original about it?" These are the questions Pitt asks himself before embarking on a project today but admits he may have lost focus for a while and the result was The Mexican (2001), Spy Game (2001), Troy (2004) and Mr & Mrs Smith (2005). The latter remains a personal favourite though, as it was the film on which he met Jolie, with whom has adopted children Maddox, 10, Pax, seven, and Zahara, six, and biological children Shiloh, five, and twins Knox and Vivienne, three. Today he's less concerned about a film making money. "There's such a thing as the quiet victory, the personal victory that only you and you alone experience. And that's enough," he explains. "Films that I've loved [making], like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and The Tree Of Life, they're 'fine wine' pictures - they'll age well." Pitt recently announced he's looking to retire at around 50, and as the producer of 20 titles perhaps he'll spend the autumn years of life behind the scenes. "It's just about getting stories across that may have a more difficult time seeing the light of day," he says. "That's all I want, to see movies get made that I believe should be made. And if my name, whatever it may or may not be worth, can help that process, then that's what I'm going to do."


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FERNDOWN Cherrett Court 557 Ringwood Road, BH22 9FE Open Tues - Sat, 10.30am - 5pm

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BOURNEMOUTH BEACHES We took time to have a chat with Jonathan Elms of Lighthouse Land & Developments Ltd to see how the holiday lettings side of the business is going. So tell us about yourselves and Lighthouse Land & Developments Ltd. Well my background has been as a Solicitor and my business partner Robin Smythe is an established property developer. We have worked together on various projects over the past 20 years or so and then decided to team up about four years ago and set up Lighthouse as a result of this. We both have very relevant skills to offer the business and the company has performed well. What took you into holiday lettings? We own and run a property called ‘The Boltons’ as holiday lets. The Boltons was first built in 1876 and run as a small hotel. After a while it fell on hard times and became dilapidated. It is a splendid Victorian building so we bought it and carried out a complete refurbishment to turn it into flats. Due to the Council’s core tourism policy we had to keep the flats as holiday lettings in the summer as a condition of getting our planning consent for the conversion. This didn’t present a real difficulty as our intention was to keep the property as a long term investment but running a holiday lettings operation was new to us.

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NEVER AT A LOOSE END As Carol McGiffin, Lisa Maxwell and Andrea McLean sit down to reveal how Loose Women is getting into the Christmas spirit this year, they reveal the show, which airs every weekday on ITV1, has one rather unlikely royal fan.

As Carol McGiffin, Lisa Maxwell and Andrea McLean sit down to reveal how Loose Women is getting into the Christmas spirit this year, they reveal the show, which airs every weekday on ITV1, has one rather unlikely royal fan. The Loose Women are opinionated enough at the best of times but today, at the launch of their no-holdsbarred Christmas DVD, the champagne’s flowing and their tongues are more unrestrained than ever. The subject of conversation is the Marmite effect the show seems to have on the general public. For some, their debates on the day’s hottest topics, and discussions about their own experiences, encourage viewers to feel a real ‘sisterhood’ bonding, while male fans enjoy a glimpse into the female psyche. For others, the show is simply banal drivel. “There is a lot of sneering about the show,” says Carol McGiffin, 51, who made her debut on Loose Women’s predecessor, Live Talk, in 2000 and is the show’s longest-serving panellist. “People like to knock things down and, you know, we did used to win all the awards and now we don’t but it’s not a negative thing. People have their day and


we’ll be back up there again one day.” Awards or not, the ladies can be sure they’ve got one very influential fan at least. “A while ago an ex-Loose Woman went to a posh do at the Guildhall and the Queen was there and some of the Royal Household to look after things,” says McGiffin. Apparently the presenter was pulled to one side and told that Buckingham Palace tunes in to the programme every day. When a newspaper got hold of the story and phoned the palace for confirmation, it was told that the Queen “is aware of the show and has watched it”, says McGiffin, to whoops from her colleagues Lisa Maxwell and Andrea McLean. The show recently went through a shake-up which saw the departure of Coleen Nolan, Kate Thornton and Zoe Tyler and the arrival of Carol Vorderman and ex-Corrie star Sally Lindsay. “The press make it out like it’s a big upheaval and a big change, but it isn’t really,” says Kent-born McGiffin. “We still go in and have meetings and there might be a couple of faces that weren’t there before, but people have come and gone for donkey’s years.” “And in order for a show to have been on for

years, it has to reinvent itself,” says pocket-sized Lisa Maxwell, 47, who joined Loose Women in 2009. “All we can be is honest, and we don’t try and speak on behalf of everybody. We speak on behalf of ourselves.” At this point McGiffin begins hooting with laughter. “What’s she laughing at? Me getting on my soapbox?” asks Maxwell. It turns out she’s just caught sight of the Christmas With The Loose Women DVD playing in the background at the very point two of the presenters are stuffing two ‘hunks’ dressed up as turkeys. “Oh my God,” says McGiffin, cringing. The human turkeys are only a snapshot of what fans of the show can look forward to on the DVD, which also features Denise Welch, who’s absent today with a viral infection. “There’s also Carol naked,” jokes Maxwell. “No, it’s just the Loose Women having a bit of a laugh at Christmas. No one will learn anything from it but hopefully they’ll laugh,” says McGiffin. “It’s what we do every day of the week really,” says Maxwell. “I did think, ‘How can the four of us bang on for 90 minutes and anyone be interested?’ But I thought it was quite entertaining.” The DVD is

raunchier than the lunchtime show. “We get told all the time that the show would be brilliant if it was on later as we could be ruder,” says Andrea McLean, 42, the Scottish former GMTV weathergirl who joined Loose Women as an anchor in 2008. She’s been sitting at the table all this time but, being more reserved than the others, has little chance of being heard. “ITV are really quite strict about what you can and can’t say and that didn’t apply so much on the DVD,” Maxwell explains. Like the lunchtime programme, the DVD was filmed in front of a live audience and the Loose Women stress nothing was re-edited. “It was a case of wind us up and let us go,” says Maxwell. Talk soon turns to the trio’s own festive plans. McGiffin can’t wait to escape to Thailand with her 29-year-old fiancé Mark Cassidy and a group of friends and family. “When you’re abroad and it’s all sunny, you don’t feel pressure to get into Christmas,” she explains. “How can Christmas be pressure?” asks an exasperated Maxwell. “I love it. I’m having my dream Christmas this year because I’ve been in rented accommodation for two years waiting to move into the home I’m going to die in.” “Merry Christmas!” jokes McLean at the mention of death among the merriment. “No, I want to die in this house because I love it so much,” says Maxwell. “I want to spend my last days there, sitting looking at my view with a glass of wine in my hand singing Una Paloma Blanca, it’ll be marvellous.” McLean says she can’t wait for Christmas either. “I think if you have kids, then you can’t help get caught up in it all because it’s such good fun. You pretend you’re doing it all for them but actually you’re not, you’re doing it for yourself.” In the words of Aretha Franklin, you sense the Loose Women are indeed doing it for themselves.

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FOR THE CULINARY CHALLENGED Don’t ignore the warning signs. If your loved one is seriously hapless in the kitchen and still thinks Loyd Grossman presents Masterchef, nothing will prove quite so useful as a catch-all recipe book. This year a variety of non-patronising offerings came to market. Let’s start with minor web celebrity Nick Coffer, the author of the massively popular My Daddy Cooks video blog, on which he whips up treats with his adorable three-year-old son Archie. The former food retailer, who turned house husband due to the economic downturn, has developed Class A cooking skills, and his book is perfect for those looking for easy recipes such as Easy Ramen Noodle Soup, Thai Green Curry and Nocook Tomato, Basil and Garlic Pasta Sauce (My Daddy Cooks: 100 Fresh New Recipes For The Whole Family by Nick Coffer, Hodder, £16.99). Also on the scene came uncompromising, broadshouldered former Wasps and England rugby union captain Lawrence Dallaglio, who was taught to appreciate food by his Italian father Vincenzo. The book is a tribute to the player’s rediscovered love of domestic life since leaving the pitch, and he cooks alongside two generations of Dallaglio men (including son Enzo) in My Italian Family Cookbook. Despite its sentimental premise and many pictures of happy Dallaglios, the book is the real deal and includes delicious, incredibly simple recipes for meals such as Penne with Sausage, Lemon and Cream, Hunter’s Chicken and Ricotta and Spinach Dumplings (My Italian Family Cookbook by Lawrence Dallaglio, Simon & Schuster, £18.99). And then there’s happy-go-lucky, self-taught cook and busy father Bill Granger. Every book by Aussie chef Granger offers fail-safe ways to make straightforward, yummy and usually healthy meals. So if you’ve missed previous culinary gems such as Bill’s Everyday Asian, Bill’s Basics and Simply Bill in recent years, then catch up with... Best Of Bill. His background running a top-notch Sydney cafe means he’s a dab hand at inventing quick and easy crowd-pleasers, which is spot on for those looking for an introductory tome (Best Of Bill by Bill Granger, Murdoch Books, £25).


FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO STUN If your recipient belongs to the highest level of modern-day amateur cooks, then approach with caution. Remember, this is the kind of person whose partner is tired of sharing a bedroom with a sous-vide digital water bath. Any book you buy they’ll probably have already... but you can at least try (just leave the receipt in the bag). For this kitchen champion the list has to start with Heston Blumenthal At Home. While the experimental cook’s last effort (the 532-page Big Fat Duck Cookbook) was rather exhausting, his latest is the perfect gift for true foodies. Simple-sounding dishes such as a prawn cocktail, rack of lamb and Eccles cakes are transformed into the sublime (Heston Blumenthal At Home, Bloomsbury, £30). Recently-published Allegra McEvedy’s Bought, Borrowed & Stolen is a thrilling diary of a lifelong food journey which includes recipes from all corners of the globe. From Milk Jelly with Figs and Malawi Homemade Peanut Butter, to French Roasted Raspberries and Clam and Ginger Broth from the Philippines (which she describes eating as like ‘relocating your pulse’), it’s not just about cooking, but devouring ideas from the across the world. Her animated writing will put a spring in the step of any foodie tired of ‘same old, same old’. (Bought, Borrowed & Stolen by Allegra McEvedy, Conran Octopus, £25). Finally, this list wouldn’t be complete without a nod to the cook for whom 2011 was truly her year. Fiona Cairns was commissioned to make the Royal Wedding cake and, although no food writers were on hand to review it, reports are that her eight-tier cake, made up of 17 individual cakes, was a bit of a hit. Her latest Birthday Cake Book is an ode to her favourite sweets, and contains some frighteningly technical and delicious-looking recipes, such as Bejewelled Elephant Masala Chai Cake. And this is precisely why you should present it to a baking devotee and reap the benefits come 2012 (The Birthday Cake Book by Fiona Cairns, Quadrille, £18.99).


FOR THE ENTHUSIASTIC AMATEUR As likely as not, your gift recipient will belong to a territory of home cooking known as ‘average’ (for obvious reasons). These individuals can be identified by both their enthusiastic approach and their erratic execution. Just as likely to serve up a chewy paella made with ‘stuff they found in the cupboard’ as a perfectly-executed beef bourguignon, they need a cookbook filled with short recipes, clear instructions and trendy ideas to whet their appetites and raise their game. A good place to start is River Cottage Veg Everyday by Britain’s favourite home cook and food campaigner, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. After turning his back on meat this year, he’s filled the cookbook that accompanied the inevitable TV series with lots of bright ideas, such as Red Cabbage, Parsnip, Orange and Date Salad (River Cottage Veg Everyday by Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall, Bloomsbury, £25). Meat lovers will like Silvena Rowe’s latest book Orient Express. Despite a childhood spent in communist Bulgaria, she’s more proud of her father’s Turkish ancestry, and firmly committed to the sweet sauces and exotic spice blends of the Middle East. Recipes such as Spiced Pork and Cumin Sausages with Fennel and Preserved Lemon Salad should have any amateur cook’s eyes burning bright (Orient Express by Silvena Rowe, Hutchinson, £20). Finally Simon Hopkinson, a name familiar to lovers of good food writing, published The Good Cook, to go with the accompanying BBC series. Inspired by traditional cooking authorities such as Elizabeth David, Jane Grigson and Constance Spry, Hopkinson’s luxurious book is the place to learn once and for all how to steam your ginger sponge and make the perfect coq au vin (The Good Cook by Simon Hopkinson, BBC Books, £25).

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(Selected Private Companies) will front the cost of the installation, with repayments being made through savings on consumer’s energy bills. The finer details are still to be set but this will, it is hoped, encourage more people to consider renewable energy solutions as a way forward, helping reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions. Another proposed scheme will be the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive). With the anticipated introduction date of October 2012 for domestic users there is little excuse for people not to get involved. The RHI will include Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal (hot water) and Biomass Boilers. It will provide a tariff payment similar to the existing PV tariff where you will receive a payment per kW of heat that is produced from your chosen renewable heating system. This should generate a return on your investment of up to 8%. There are as always, conditions attached to the scheme, mainly in connection with insulation levels within the property but this all makes good sense to generate good returns and savings. Exact details of the scheme are yet to be finalised but are expected shortly. If 2012 is your year for investing in renewable energy solutions of any kind and for taking a step towards a greener future then visit our website or call or visit our showroom in Wimborne for more information.

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Landlord to Landlords sales (L2Lsales) is an estate agency for landlords and only landlords with a national website matching up landlords to buyers and sellers across the country. Already the winner of the Dotcom Award for 2011, L2lsales is also enjoying seeing the sales progress through each stage. Landlords up until now have had to face an empty property with no income, a mortgage still to pay and no guarantees in this economic climate the property will sell. L2Lsales eliminates this risk by selling the property with the tenant in situ, meaning they receive rent right up to the day of completion. Purchasing Landlords benefit from receiving rent from day on. Buy to Let Mortgages benefit because you can produce an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) proving proof of rental income rather than a projected rental valuation. Tenants benefit because they don’t have to move. The private sector is on

Are you looking to sell your rented property but can’t afford to risk having it empty? Did you know you can sell your property with a tenant in situ? Are you looking to purchase an investment property in 2012? Would you like to receive guaranteed rent from day one?

course to be larger than the social housing sector. Presently 1 in 14 are in rented and it is predicted to be 1 in 5 by 2020. For the first time in 100 years owner occupied has declined. The rental market has some huge growth coming over the next 10 years. Timing couldn’t be better for investing in property, with pensions and other forms of investments not performing and interest rates so low on savings, the yields on rents seem very attractive ranging from 4.5 to 12% and sometimes higher. If you are currently looking to sell or buy a property with a tenant in situ, or would like an informal chat on your options then please ring the Team on 08456 438 445 or email sales@landlordtolandlordsales. com and join their mailing list and receive regular newsletters of the latest properties and up to date advice.

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Hengistbury Head £1,850 PCM 4 Double bedroom, 3 bathroom detached house arranged over 3 floors & boasting beautiful sea views. Located within very easy walking distance of the beach front in a sought after residential area. Exceptionally spacious open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Dining Room.

4 double bedroom, 2 reception, 3 bathroom room house with integral garage set behind electric gates. This exceptionally well presented and thoughtfully laid out property has been built in a contemporary style to exacting standards using top quality materials. The property incorporates many luxury features including ‘Grossman’ light fittings with control panel and memory settings, solid oak flooring, granite work surfaces, marble, granite and sandstone tiling, designer fitted kitchen and bathrooms with top of the range appliances, electrical equipment & lighting systems and electrically operated skylights to the first floor landing.

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Available to let is this 2 bed 1st floor apartment. The property comprises of a lounge / diner, sep kitchen with appliances, 1 dbl bedroom, 1 single bedroom and a bathroom with shower over and Jacuzzi bath. Further benefits inc GCH and allocated parking.


A small one double bedroom, ground floor flat located close to Bournemouth town centre. This property is offered furnished and benefits from an open plan lounge/ kitchen. There is also allocated parking for one car and is in a great location. Available mid January




Available to let is this two bed apt on Boscombe Cliff Road. Property comprises of 2 dbl beds, ensuite & bathroom, modern kitchen, garage with pkg for 2 cars, basement storage area, communal gardens with sea views. Close proximity to the beach. Available Dec 2011 furnished

Available to let is this delightful 2 dbl bedroom g.f.apt. The property comprises of a lounge / diner, sep kitchen with appliances, 2 dbl bedrooms & bathroom with a shower over the bath. Further benefits inc allocated pkg, communal garden & is offered either furnished or unfurnished.







STUDENT PROPERTY. A beautiful 4 bedroom furnished student house, all good sized bedrooms with a large lounge and kitchen and stripped wood flooring. Available furninshed. Pleasent rear garden with garage. AVAILABLE AUGUST 2012




A one bedroom flat located south of Christchurch Road but central to Boscombe. Offering double bedroom with en-suite shower room, lounge, separate kitchen with new cooker, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Unfurnished the property is available immediately




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This lovely detached house is situated in a quiet residential location ideally located for local shops and schools benefits from a spacious lounge diner, fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom and further reception room/4th bedroom. Rear garden, Garage and driveway parking



Available to let is this 2 dbl bed apartment. Located in the desirable area of Christchurch, the property comprises of a open plan lounge / kitchen with fitted appliances and bathroom. Further benefits include GCH, security entry system and pkg. Available now for £750pcm.


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Lettings Manager Required Due to a very successful year, Mays Estate Agents are expanding their Lettings Division. This has created a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced Lettings Manager to cover the Westbourne and Bournemouth areas. The successful individual will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the Lettings industry and the relevant legislation; be highly motivated, articulate and professional at all times with great self-confidence to deal with a variety of people. Mays Estate Agents are offering a competitive remuneration package with commission opportunities, the package is negotiable depending on experience. For further details and complete confidentiality, contact either: Debbie Pritchett, Senior Associate: 01202 757555 / Elliott Pollard, Senior Partner:





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LOWER PARKSTONE | £650 PCM Modern and spacious 2 bed FFF with own entrance, gge and garden situated close to bus routes and amenities. Part Furn. Avail Now.

BOURNEMOUTH | £700 PCM Well presented 2 bed apt close to Bournemouth Town Centre and transport links. Unf. Avail Dec.

POOLE | £795 PCM Beautifully presented 2 dbl bedroom 2nd floor apt within a sought after development in Poole, close to the water’s edge and town centre. Furn. Avail Jan.

BRANKSOME PARK | £875 PCM Recently refurbished 2 dbl bedroom FFF within a character conversion close to the beaches and Westbourne. Furn. Avail Now.

CANFORD CLIFFS | £995 PCM Good size two double bedroom first floor flat situated in a prestigious block in Canford Cliffs Village moments from beaches. Furnished. Avail Now.

PARKSTONE | £850 PCM A newly converted three bedroom townhouse with allocated off road parking close to schools and amenities. Unfurn. Avail Now.

LOWER PARKSTONE | £1,200PCM Bright three bedroom family house situated in a popular residential location close to Whitecliff Park. Furn. Avail Now.

WEST CLIFF | £1,250 PCM Immaculate three double bedroom penthouse apartment, 10 minutes from the beach and close to Bournemouth Town Centre. Unf. Avail Now.

ASHLEY CROSS | £1,300 PCM Modern, characterful 3 dbl bedroom, 2 recep split level apt with large decked terrace and rear garden. Flex Furn. Avail Jan.

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1. Have a look at this second floor flat situated on Lorne Park Road, Bournemouth. This property benefits from double glazing, gas central heating and modern decor throughout. The property also benefits from video entry system and is offered unfurnished. The property will be available from the middle of December.








2. This superb, very large five double bedroom detached house, situated on Bethia Road. This property benefits from off road parking, gas central heating, double glazing and a large private rear garden. The property is offered furnished and is available Now. 3. Available is this delightful first floor two bedroom flat situated on Irving Road, Southbourne. This property benefits from modern decor throughout, double glazing and local to amenities. The property is offered unfurnished and is available Now.. 4. We have to offer this second floor two double bedroom flat situated on Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth Town Centre. This property benefits from double glazing, modern decor throughout and within easy walking distance to all local amenities. The property is offered furnished and is available Now. 5. A must see three double bedroom apartment situated on the very popular road The Avenue, Branksome. This property benefits from double glazing, gas central heating, a large balcony, garage and very good condition throughout. The property is offered unfurnished and is available Now. 6. We are pleased to offer to let this three bedroom detached house situated on the residential Strouden Road, Charminster. This property benefits from newly redecorated, private rear garden gas central heating. The property is offered unfurnished and is available Now. 7. Housing Benefits accepted on this large mid terrace house situated in the residential location of King John Avenue, Bearcross. This property benefits from off road parking, double glazing, gas central heating, conservatory and a private rear garden. The property is offered unfurnished and available now. 8. We are delighted to offer to let this second floor two double bedroom flat situated on Seamoor Road, Westbourne. This property benefits from double glazing, gas central heating and two bathrooms. The property is offered unfurnished and is available Now.


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WIN tickets to Anton & Erin ‘Let’s Do It’ Tuesday 24 January 2012 at the Pavilion Theatre Following a sold out UK tour in 2011, Anton du Beke and Erin Boag, of Strictly fame, return with a sensational new show. Britain’s favourite dance couple will be joined by singer Lance Ellington, superb guest dancers and a Live Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. With music from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Kander & Ebb and Cole Porter featuring classic hits such as ‘An American in Paris’, ‘Fascinating Rhythm’, ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)’, ‘The Blue Danube Waltz’, ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’ and ‘Cavatina’. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

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FESTIVE FEVER TOP WELLBEING TIPS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE FESTIVITIES, FROM BEATING INDIGESTION TO MIRACLE HANGOVER CURES. The stress leading up to Christmas Day (plus all those parties) can quickly cause headaches. Rather than popping painkillers to get you through the party season, think ahead and take precautions!


Chocolate and sweets come in abundance at Christmas and children will probably end up gorging on them. If you don’t want poorly kids on your hands, do your best to limit and supervise what they eat. Place sweets and nibbles in a place where your child can’t reach. That way you’re in control and they won’t be able to go behind your back and sneak a handful. And remember out of sight is also out of mind You could also try putting out platesof fruit for them to snack on too. 178

HANGOVER CURES Feeling like a bear with a sore head? Try these morning-after miracles...

BUNGED UP & BLOATED If the festive season leaves you feeling bloated, follow this advice to nurse your stomach back to good health: Bloating can be caused by constipation, but don’t worry, this is quite common around Christmas time. Your system is bound to get a little sluggish as a result of increased alcohol intake, eating lots of rich food, and generally doing less exercise. Drink lots of liquids (apple juice and prune juice are very good) and eat bananas or apple with the peel on to increase your fibre intake. If the bloating persists, have a check-up with your GP in the New Year.

• When you wake up in the morning with that fuzzy feeling, grab a glass of water. Alcohol dehydrates the body so you need to replace that by drinking lots of H2O. Even better, have a glass in between every alcoholic drink the night before. • Sadly, a hair of the dog will not make you feel much better. Opt for orange juice instead. The vitamin C will do you far more good. • You wouldn’t go near the prickly bush usually, but a couple of milk thistle capsules could get rid of that hangover, and anything’s better than a thumping head. Milk thistle helps to support the liver as it tries to process the alcohol. • Eating a greasy breakfast may work - but only if you can stomach it. Better to have some plain toast. This is less likely to further upset your stomach. • Artichoke is another natural remedy, much like milk thistle, that is thought to help the liver to function properly again. So stock up on it for after a big night out. • Eat crystallised ginger in biscuits or drink ginger tea to relieve nausea. • Add a few drops of peppermint oil to some olive oil and massage gently into your temples to relieve a headache.


• Indigestion, or dyspepsia, is a ran of problems in the gastro-intestina system. The most common symptom is pain in the upper abdomen after eating. This can be mild or severe, stabbing or genera soreness. • Some people have reflux, where acidic stomach contents come back up into the gullet, causing a burning sensation (heartburn). Other charming symptoms include bloating, wind and belching! • Indigestion can be caused by overindulging on rich Christmas food, which leads to swelling of the stomach and inflammation of the gut lining. Smoking, stress and excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption all cause indigestion too. • To avoid pain, eat small portions and don’t rush meals. Keep fried, fatty and spicy food to a minimum Gentle exercise can help things along too. Certain medicines, such as aspirin, can irritate the gut. • For immediate relief, try antacid medicines to neutralise stomach acid and form a protective layer ov the stomach lining. If indigestion persists, talk to your doctor, who c

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MOTORING NEWS The latest news on all things motoring

ROAD TEST - KIA PICANTO Competition is keen in the small-car sector dominated by the likes of the Ford Ka and Fiat 500, but the new Kia Picanto stacks up as an attractive proposition for those seeking budget motoring. Entry level models start at £7,795 for three door models with minimal kit but the higher-spec versions are better value, writes Nick Fletcher. You get a choice of a 1.0 litre 68 hp or 1.25 litre 84 hp petrol engines and most buyers will choose the latter which has a top speed of 106 mph, a 0-60 mph time of 11 seconds and the combined fuel figure is 60.1 mpg. There are also ultra- economical versions called EcoDynamics, which offer higher mpg (67 mpg combined) lower road tax, start-stop system and lower insurance groups. But these versions do cost more so you need to do the maths to work out the potential savings. My test version was the 1.25 litre Picanto 5-door EcoDynamics in level 2 trim , costing £10,195. The Picanto has sharp, cool looks which give it younger-driver appeal, and as with all Kia models, it comes with the company’s outstanding 7- year warranty, a big plus point. The new model is longer than the previous one and provides more occupant space, especially in the rear. Boot space is also improved

by some 25 per cent, giving 200 litres with the rear seats in use, 600 litres with them folded. With its kerb appeal and attractive user-friendly interior, the Picanto immediately wins you over and when you start driving, that impression continues. It offers sharper crisper handing and a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. It also comes across as strurdily built and with a higher-grade trim materials, and you feel it’s a budget car you can be proud of. Standard features on the test model include tilt-adjustable steering, Bluetooth (with voice activation and recognition for hands-free mobile 'phone use), air conditioning, all round power windows and alloy wheels. You also get radio/MP3-compatibile CD player with USB and Aux ports. Overall it’s a good package on a car that’s good to drive and good to look at. In recent years Kia has been steadily building its UK profile and now has a range of cars which can compete with bigger-name manufacturers –the new Picanto is a case in point. FOR: Charismatic styling, excellent fuel economy, 7 year warranty. AGAINST: Hard to criticise, but I did think the steering felt a bit light at higher speeds.

FOG ADVICE Driver training specialist IAM Drive & Survive is offering 'driving in fog' advice from its head of training, Simon Elstow: Before setting off, clean your windows and windscreen and ensure all your lights are working. Let others know you are likely to be delayed. When you’re ready to leave, switch on the dipped headlights. Only use front and rear fog lights where visibility is less than 100 metres. Use your windscreen wipers on an intermittent setting to clear the fine mist that collects on there. Slow down and keep enough distance between yourself and the vehicle in front. Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see clearly. Avoid relying on the vehicle in front as a guide to hazards ahead. Fog makes it more difficult to judge how hard vehicles are braking and they might be slow to react. Brake gently but earlier than usual so your brake lights warn drivers behind. At junctions, wind the window down and listen for traffic. Take high-viz clothing in case you have to leave the car. Elstow said: “Don’t underestimate the effect fog has on your perception of speed. Adjusting your driving to the weather conditions will help you to become a better driver.”



BMW's legendary M5 is now in UK showrooms in its fifth-generation form, and priced from £73,040. It features the most potent engine ever devised by BMW's high-performance M division, here making its world premiere, along with race-bred chassis technology that includes, for the first time, an Active M differential and electronic damping control. The unique exterior design has been dictated by the technical requirements of the car, while the luxurious sports car-like cockpit offers an extensive range of innovative driver assistance systems and mobility services, the company says. Powered by a turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine, the new M5 offers a 0-60mph of just 4.4 seconds, and 0- 124mph

in only 13 seconds. Top speed is limited at 155 mph. With BMW's seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic and Efficient Dynamics technology, including engine Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration, the M5's fuel consumption has been reduced by more than 30 per cent to 28.5mpg, while CO2 emissions tumble to 232g/km. The transmission offers manual (S) and fully automated (D) shift options, with three programmes in each, allowing the driver to select the most sporty, relaxed or efficient driving style at will via a rocker switch. There is also a low speed assistance function to keep the car moving smoothly through heavy traffic with only a light touch on the accelerator.

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Our drink columnist Sam Wylie-Harris sources some festive liquid gifts By Sam Wylie-Harris

Presents for festive entertaining Eat, drink and be merry... with the advent of December and the big Christmas rush upon us, shopping for wine or spirits can be the best recipe for spreading some festive cheer. Whether you're ticking off the wish list for a partner, friend, or in-law, stocking up the Christmas drinks cabinet with their favourite tipple is not only a bright idea, it's one of life's little luxuries that is sure to raise a smile.


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Ayala Brut Nature champagne has had a makeover for Christmas with a 'new look' black label and gift box. Completely dry (no sugar added), this decadent champagne is the perfect foil for smoked salmon or oysters. Ayala Brut Nature, £25, from Selfridges nationwide.


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Beefeater's London Dry Gin festive gift box has been designed with cocktail lovers in mind. The packaging features a unique QR code which links to an exclusive online Gin and Tales seasonal recipe, for more information, visit Beefeater London Dry Gin, £17.99 for a 70cl bottle, from Selfridges and Harvey Nichols nationwide.

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Ideal for art lovers, champagne Pommery's limited edition POP range is printed with fantasy works of art, and the mini-sized bottles are designed to sip with a straw. POP Art Collector set, £52 for three 20cl bottles from

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label House of Hackney, Bombay Sapphire now comes nestled inside an exotic velvet pouch bag embellished with gold tassels, peacocks, parrots and curios. Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition Keepsake by House of Hackney, £34.99 for a 70cl bottle, from www.

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No ordinary tequila, Jose Cuervo's Reserva de la Familia celebrates the work of Mexican tattoo artist Dr Lakra and comes in a limited edition box with a set of trendy tattoos to customise your own bottle... awesome! Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia, £84.68, 70cl, available from December from

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The iconic Absolut vodka bottle has been embellished with a band of midnight-blue silk cloth in the countdown to crimbo, and it is a must on Dad's back bar for Boxing Day Bloody Mary's. Absolut Mode Edition, £24.79, 1ltr bottle, from major supermarkets nationwide.


The best-selling whisky brand in the world, Johnnie Walker Red Label has created a special gift pack with two signature tumblers to toast the festive season. Johnnie Walker Red Label Glass Pack, £21.99, 70cl, from major supermarkets nationwide. Luck of the Irish: Light and approachable, the Emerald Isle's favourite jug of whiskey can be sipped neat on the rocks, or makes the perfect Jameson Whiskey Sour for an even more enjoyable experience. Jameson Irish Whiskey, £19.99, 70cl, from major supermarkets nationwide.

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For a cheeky taste of the Caribbean, Sailor Jerry has spiced up its famous hoola girl with a specially designed bottle pack to celebrate its 100th birthday. Sailor Jerry's 'Good Gifts for Bad people', £18.49, 70cl, from all good off-licences.



Not on the high street: has cornered the market with its gift packs of 37.5cl bottles, or two to three glasses of wine. Ideal for adventurous wine lovers, single friends, or couples with different tastes, its quality wines aren't usually available in half bottles in supermarkets. Taste Your Way Around The World selection of 22 wines, 37.5cl bottles, £199.50, from

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Tuned into the cocktail circuit, Smirnoff's stylish white and red neoprene sleeve keeps the vodka ice cold, and there's an illustrated happy hour menu tucked inside. Smirnoff Limited Edition pack, £14.79, 70cl, from Tesco.

Champagne lovers who know their bubbles will appreciate the 55 different crus that go into making this top-notch champagne, and Laurent Perrier's snazzy snowflake gift box is an extra bonus. Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Giftbox, £25.99, from Waitrose.

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Cognac house Delamain will be charming discerning drinkers with its powerful eaux de vie, which is blended exclusively from Grande Champagne grapes. Aged for many years, the delicate mellow flavours and impressive length make this a sophisticated choice for cognac connoisseurs. Delamain Pale & Dry XO, £85, 70cl, from Waitrose.

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The Wine Society, National Wine Merchant of the Year for 2011, has done all the hard work for you by creating the perfect Christmas 15-bottle case to complement a traditional festive menu. The Wine Society Christmas Survival Kit, £125 (contains one sparkling, four whites, six reds, two spirits and two fortified), from www.

The end of November marks the French tradition of celebrating the new release of Beaujolais Nouveau. The gamay grape produces young, fresh, cherry red beauties such as Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 (£5.99, Waitrose), which should be served lightly chilled, and drunk within a year of the harvest.

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From across the pond, America's legendary whiskey brand Jack Daniel's introduced its Single Barrel in the late 1990s and it enjoys the same rock star status as the original Jack Daniel's Old No 7. It's delightfully smooth, with depth, richness, spicy notes and soft corn on the lengthy finish. Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, £37.29, 70cl, from Sainsbury's. 183

THE COW under new ownership

Formerly the Old Parkstone hotel, the Cow has been imaginatively renovated whilst retaining its original features dating back to 1855. Situated in the vibrant Lower Parkstone, the Cow is the perfect place for a night out with friends or to enjoy a family lunch. Sit back & let our friendly staff look after you whilst enjoying a great range of cask ales & delicious food. Drop by at any time this festive season to indulge in comforting winter specials by the fire.


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THE COW New ownership launch On Wednesday 7th and Friday 8th of December The Cow in Parkstone re-opened its shiny new doors under the new ownership. The VIP opening parties were a great success and within minutes of the doors opening the Pub was full to the brim with delighted locals. The transformation is fantastic, with stylish, cosy and elegant surroundings, new external terrace with magnificent views over Poole Harbour. A roaring fire, stunning furnishings, fabulous menu, Great Sunday Roasts and extensive wine list. The Cow is great for private dining, functions and Weddings & is really quite the Perfect Pub!

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HAVE A SERIOUSLY CHEESY CHRISTMAS According to a survey by the British Cheese Board, 50% of us buy the same cheese every week. Expert Nigel White tells us how to branch out and create the perfect patriotic board for Christmas.


When it comes to the supermarket shop, we've come full circle in recent years. Delicacies from exotic lands are no longer left out of the trolley because they cause faint feelings of suspicion but rather because shoppers have developed a conscience. The rise of farmers' markets and the urgings of larger-than-life cooking stars such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have convinced food lovers that it's better to buy local, says Nigel White, secretary of the British Cheese Board. And this new variation of "food xenophobia" is good news for British cheese makers, he explains, as each year the British consumer becomes a little more likely to reach for Cheddar than Gouda. It wasn't until about 1990 that shoppers even had the choice. "Until then most of the cheese market was supermarket own label," he says. "Then farmers began making cheese in order to compensate for low milk prices, and independent cheese making has flourished. "We've now got half a dozen brands that aren't supermarket owned, such as Cathedral City, Tickler, Seriously Strong and Lake District, that consumers are really aware of." Christmas is a time when we traditionally eat a lot of Stilton, but with more than 700 named cheeses currently being produced in the UK, it's also the perfect time to try something different as well. "Whichever cheese you try this Christmas, if you want to buy British, make sure you check the label to ensure that it is," advises White. And if you're not sure what to buy, head to the British Cheese Board's new Cheese Flavour Map (www. "We've got an equivalent to virtually any cheese made in the world," says White, with pride. "Our Bries and Camemberts are winning prizes, and our goats' cheese I think is better because the quality of our milk is so much better." The flavour map will guide cheese newcomers towards products that match their tastebuds. "We've identified some significant flavour characteristics in the cheeses, such as tangy or nutty, which can then guide you towards an ideal cheese match," he explains.


British Brie British Brie is made on a larger scale by two companies, CCL based in Cornwall and Lubborn Cheese based in Somerset. British Brie tends to be creamier and slightly milder than that made by our French counterparts, and suits the British palate. As it ripens, it becomes softer, richer and fuller in flavour.

Wensleydale and Cranberry Eating cheese with herbs and fruits dates back to Roman times - and Wensleydale, with its milky, creamy freshness, makes an ideal partner for sweet and savoury ingredients alike. Wensleydale is often blended with cranberries and this combination is great for Christmas.

Blue Stilton Rightfully known as the 'King of English cheeses', Stilton is honoured with a certification trademark and Protected Designation of Origin status, meaning it can only be made in the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to a specified recipe.

Cornish Yarg Cornish Yarg is unique cheese which looks good and tastes great. It is wrapped in nettle leaves that attract wonderful natural moulds to help it ripen. When the recipe was discovered, the makers decided it needed a Cornish-sounding name and called it Yarg.

West Country Farmhouse Cheddar Cheddar cheese is made all over the world, but when it comes to great Farmhouse Cheddar there is no substitute for the real thing. This cheese is made on farms in the West Country according to the region's traditional methods with milk from local cows.



(24 cheese straws)

Sieve the flour and salt into a medium size bowl and stir in sunflower seeds and roughly ground walnuts. Coarsely shave the butter into the flour along with the cheese. Add egg yolks and water and combine together using a fork and then by hand. Transfer mix onto a work surface lightly dusted with flour and knead until smooth.

225g plain flour Pinch of salt 25g walnuts (bashed in a bag with a rolling pin to grind) 25g sunflower seeds 75g butter, chilled 75g Extra Mature West Country Farmhouse Cheddar, grated 2 medium egg yolks 2tbsp cold water

Roll out in an approximate rectangle to the thickness of a ÂŁ1 coin. Cut into even pencil length strips and carefully transfer to a baking sheet lined with baking parchment using a palette knife or spatula. Bake at 200C/Gas mark 6 until golden brown in colour and crisp. Cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes to harden before transferring to a cooling tray. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.



For the crostini:

Cut French bread diagonally into thin 1cm thick rounds. Brush with the olive oil. Place on a baking sheet and oven bake for 10-12 minutes at 200C/Gas Mark 6 until crisp and golden. Rub crushed garlic over bread surface.

1 long stick French bread 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1tbsp olive oil 1tbsp balsamic vinegar 10 shallots, peeled For the rarebit: 300g Extra Mature West Country Farmhouse Cheddar, grated 25g plain flour 2 medium egg yolks ½tsp mustard powder Tabasco Sauce Sprig of fresh redcurrants to garnish

Oven roast the shallots with the olive oil and balsamic at 200C/ Gas Mark 6 for about 30 minutes until soft, covering with wetted baking parchment if they start to excessively brown. Once cooked, halve the shallots. Prepare the rarebit. Warm the milk in a medium size pan but do not allow to boil. Stir in the cheese until melted. Add the flour, mustard powder and seasonings and stir over a gentle heat until a thick paste is made. Cool for a couple of minutes before beating in the egg yolks. Spoon rarebit mix onto the prepared crostini and top with the shallots. Cook for 10-15 minutes at 200C/Gas mark 6 until the cheese begins to bubble and brown at the edges. Top with fresh redcurrants for a decorative finish. 187


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Red AleRt Start seeing red with the colour of the season. We reveal how to pull off the statement shade, even when you don't like standing out from the crowd. Avoiding red has always been the golden rule of red carpet dressing. Until now. It seems celebrities - and just about every catwalk designer - can't resist the allure of the eyepopping hue. Kate Winslet's red Elie Saab gown for the Emmy Awards was so iconic it's even been replicated for her new Madame Tussauds waxwork. Jewel tones may be this season's colour craze but it's ruby red that's dazzling brighter than any other shade, whether it's cosy jumpers or glitzy frocks. "Red is the colour which stops traffic and so will you when you look stunning wearing it," says Colour Me Beautiful's Veronique Henderson. "When you wear red, you'll feel energised, in control - and festive too." So don't miss out on this season's hottest colour trend - or you'll be seeing red. dARing dAyweAR Wallflowers need not apply for the scarlet brigade. Of all the primary colours, red undoubtedly packs the boldest punch but that's no reason to shy away. Henderson says: "Wear red when you want to be noticed. It might seem a little aggressive at times in work meeting situations, so wear with care and mix it with other colours to pare down."

Red-hot AccessoRies If you go on red alert at the mere sight of scarlet, choose flashes of the colour to inject cautiously into your wardrobe. One standout rouge accessory can be as dramatic as a top-to-toe look - try interesting finishes like patent, suede or satin. "If you'd rather keep your reds under control, try a tote bag, some look-at-me heels or statement jewellery," Henderson advises. "Just be cautious on finding the right shade if the accessory is close to your face."

Red cARpet glAmouR Goodbye LBD, the Little Red Dress is ready to take over the partywear crown. Stop the music on the dancefloor with your Lady in Red look, wearing luxury fabrics like taffeta, lace and draped jersey. Only embrace clinging cotton, lycra or silk if you're confident enough to really flaunt your figure.

Give your accessories the right backdrop by wearing one base neutral colour to set it off - black, navy and beige all work well with red. Choose a rainbow-hued day bag carefully for a long-term companion, but evening bags are the non-committal way to flaunt red. If you're feeling self-conscious you can always put down a clutch and admire it - chances are it's so bright you'll never lose it.

the Right Red There's more than one way to wear red, varying from blue-based raspberry to yellow-toned tomato. Pulling off the right hue is all down to your colouring. Henderson lays down the law:

A slick red cover-up will help you stand out in a sea of dark and neutral winter coats and give your entire winter wardrobe a lift. If you're not brave enough for an all-red look, wearing textured separates like fuzzy jumpers and knit dresses will soften the look. "It's a great colour to wear at the end of the week when energy levels may be flagging," suggests Henderson. "Just beware if you're trying to calm children at bedtime wearing red!"

A floor-length dress a la Kate Winslet will ensure a head-turning entrance to any ball or party. If you're going all out with your make-up too, ensure you don't drain all the colour from your redadorned radiance. "When wearing red, take care over choosing your lipstick," warns Henderson. "You don't want it to clash with your red dress or top. Make sure it is of the same tone (yellow or blue base), although it can be lighter or darker."

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A CHAT WITH THE HEAD IAIN ROBERTSON BUCKHOLME TOWERS CHRISTMAS FULL OF ALL THINGS GOOD, AT BUCKHOLME! The TREE Is UP and Santa has delivered! The Christmas Fayre brought the usual buzz of early excitiment to the school on the first Saturday in December. It was great to see so many sharing in the fun. THe JUNIOR SCHOOL NATIVITY was TREAT OF THE WEEK ! Every pupil in Nursery through to Year 2 performed at the United Reform Church to a packed house of mums, dads, grannies and grandads. “Don’t work with animals or children!” they say, so children dressed as donkeys, sheep, or goats are a definite no, no! But Buckholme staff rose to the occasion again and found every opportunity in ‘Donkey for Sale’ for even the youngest to shine. Children will always amaze! It’s the delight of the job. If I say so myself, even the donkey played by my own daughter Grace, managed to catch the eye (well mine!) with a very convincing performance. My thanks go to an ever-inventive staff. The HIGHLIGHT of the show among many was probably our Mother Mary singing baby Jesus to sleep -well done, Seren Murphy! By the end, not a dry eye in the house! Buckholme’s wonderful SHOE BOX APPEAL response was given special mention by the vicar, Mark Phillips, in his opening remarks. GENERATION GAP? What generation gap? Poole Day Centre was treated to tinsel and carols by the choir, to the delight of the seniors who attend. It was so enjoyed by all that Buckholme children have invited their new friends along to the concert in St Peter’s Church next week. We look forward to that with great excitement – will it match the Junior concert?! GRAMMAR SCHOOL ENTRANCE tests have now been taken by the most senior pupils. We wish them every success. TO CLOSE, YOUR 12+ TEASER: Father increased Jill’s savings by 10% when he gave her £2.50. How much had she saved? And the solution to our last Teaser: Underline the one word in the brackets that will go equally well with both the pairs of words outside the brackets. a plant, a herb

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What is your favourite thing to do at school? Why?

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Doing painting because it’s fun What is your favourite thing to do with your friends?

Sport What is your favourite thing to do at school? Why?

Playing mums and dads

PE, because I like it, it’s my favourite bit at school

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Charlie and Lola - I like the space rocket bit What job can you see yourself doing? Being a princess HOUSE magazine chats with Tallula Drummond, Nursery, Age 3 and James Law, Nursery, Age 4 about life at Buckholme Towers.

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‘Banana’ because I love bananas! What job can you see yourself doing ? Playing tennis

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! It may be too late to order online for Christmas delivery, but who wants to shop online when you’ve got the comfort of Castlepoint Shopping Park on your doorstep offering you a wide variety of retailers for those perfect last minute gift ideas. Our Personal Shopper Emmeline Stevens has been scouring the shops for some last minute gifts for the family.

EMMELINE STEVENS – The Personal Stylist “As a working mother of two young children, I don’t have much free time, and although I shop on behalf of others, I find little time to shop for my family. Until today! Here’s a sneak peak in to a day in my life of last minute gift purchases at Castlepoint Shopping Park which I hope will inspire you too!”


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10am and I’m all wrapped up and ready to go. I’ve come across some fabulous jewellery in George. This jewelled cuff is a great stocking filler for mum and at just £6 won’t break the bank!


Whilst I was in George I couldn’t resist the cutest little outfit for my nephew. Mr Elf £7 - I just have to have it!

11.15am After so much shopping in George, it’s time to get out of here and head to New Look, H&M, Dorothy Perkins and Topshop for some me time, party treats and new shoes! I found some lovely party shoes in New Look £29.99


11am and I’m still in George..There’s just so much to look at! My god-daughter is a trendy girl, Hello Kitty is one of her favorites - she’ll love this t-shirt that I’ve bought for £7

Since becoming a professional bra-fitter I always make sure I buy good fitting bras for me and the family. My sister will love this fab polka dot set from New Look (£11.99 & £5.99)

1.30pm Re-energized and eady to go again, I’m off to TKMaxx for some real bargains Gift set £9.99

12.20pm In Next and M&S I know I’m guaranteed to get good quality & value for money


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4pm I’m almost done. Just popping to Boots for Mother in laws Chanel, then Argos for my sons play tool set, to Gap for Husbands traditional Christmas jumper...


5.30pm I got a little distracted, but all in all, a very productive days shopping. I’ve got something for everyone, and although lots of running around, a relaxing stress free day at Castlepoint! Now all I need to do is the food shop. Sainsburys, here I come....!


And a lovely bag for my sisters lingerie £4 Next

In addition to t h e Christmas jumper, I ran back to George to get this lovely quilted jacket for my husband for just £28, he’ll love it!

My daughter loves to dress up..I love Monsoon childrens clothes, they are beautiful, delicate and fit for my princess!

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The perfect winter warmer

CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH SPROUT & ROASTED CHESTNUT SALAD SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS 1 cauliflower 1 onion ½ leek 1 stick of celery ½ ltr double cream Salt and white pepper 1 cup of good chicken stock 15 sprouts 3 strips of smoked streaky bacon 1 garlic clove 1 banana shallot ½ a lemon 6 chestnuts Splash of olive oil METHOD 1. Dice onion, leek and celery and place in a sauce pan and lightly fry on a low heat making sure not to brown. Cook until onion it becomes translucent, then cut the cauliflower into small chunks and add it to the onion mix. Place the chicken stock in the pan and top up with water so just covering. Cook until the cauliflower is soft and falls of the knife easily. 2. When cooked drain the cauliflower and retain the stock for later. In a food blender blitz the cauliflower with the onion, celery and leek slowly adding the retained stock so that you end up with a thick paste. 3. Return the blitz cauliflower into a clean sauce pan and return to the heat and add the cream. Add enough cream to give you a nice thick and creamy soup and season well and set aside (if you want a finer soup just pass it through a sieve to remove any large lumps). 1. Roughly chop the chestnuts and roast them off for about 5-10min at 180c making sure not to burn them, once done set aside. 2. Half the sprouts and peel away the leaf so your left with just a pill of light sprout leafs. Finely slice the smoked streaky bacon and finely dice the garlic and shallots. 3. In a frying pan, fry of the smoked streaky bacon until crispy. Then add the shallots and garlic and cook for 2 min, then add the sprout leafs and lightly fry. You don’t want to cook the leafs for too long as you want them nice and firm and have a bite to them. Remove from heat and squeeze in the lemon juice and season. Alternatively if your not in the mood for cooking why not pop down to Seven's Boatshed and sample it for yourself Call 01202 742842 to make your reservation.



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Thai cuisineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subtle layering of flavours is increasingly replacing the Indian curry as the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite food, but with so many restaurants to choose from how can you be sure of quality? Koh Thai Tapas, situated in the heart of Boscombe, close to the stunning beaches of the Bournemouth Coast, is a part of town that will be forever Thailand. The restaurant offers exquisite Thai cuisine in a modern, stylish venue, with a European twist of Tapas style servings. The creators of Thai Tapas in the UK have brought a unique and exciting concept to Bournemouth, with plans to open more sites across the UK.


KOH THAI TAPAS Koh means Island, and Koh Thai Tapas

restaurant serves genuine Thai dishes

truly is an Island oasis in the bustling

from each of the four main culinary

bohemian area of Boscombe. The

regions: rich and mild dishes from the

spacious, welcoming interior is carefully

north, spicy food from the east, mild

lit, reminiscent of native Thai restaurants

food influenced by the Chinese cooking

and has been designed to enhance the

style from the central region, and hot

dining experience. Koh has merged the

and spicy food from the south.

bright and funky, with the cool, urban

Koh Thai is branching out itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thai

and retro; have combined the dark woods

Tapas brand into the Soho Quarter of

and stunning exposed brickwork, with

Bournemouth, with a eagerly anticipated

sumptuous deep oranges, modern

new sister Restaurant, which is sure to

murals, and traditional Thai sculptures...

retain the charm and high standards

and as a result, the venue is oozing with

of the original. Opening early December,

character, personality and soul.

it is sure to be one to watch for 2012!


will also appreciate the

The team at Koh are committed to

knowledgeable staff, who if you wish,

offering customers a superb informal

can select the perfect menu for you and

dining experience, with a taste of



Thailand in a comfortable and relaxed

selections based alone on you supplying

environment mixed with European

some basic information of likes and

hospitality in modern and eclectic

dislikes. There is also a tasting menu





available to those who wish to be adventurous and try something new. Opened in late 2009 Koh Thai Tapas was awarded Bournemouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant of the Year award in 2010 just eleven months after opening, just visit Koh Thai Tapas and you can see why! Koh Thai

Koh Thai Tapas

offers innovative yet classic cuisine of

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the highest calibre. Using the very finest

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We asked eminent local Dentist and aesthetic practitioner Dr Charlotte Wells for her expert advice. Facial rejuvenation has come a long way from the plastic face lift and the trout pout that used to be synonymous with this genre of medicine. Treatments are now simple, cost effective and involve very little client down time. So the desired look can be done very discreetly too! At what age should I consider starting facial rejuvenation treatments? Nowadays treatments can be started in the twenties as a preventative measure, and continued as you get older. Treatments using Botulinum Toxin Type A are very versatile way to correct frowns and maintain a smooth skin appearance. Acne scars and aged skin can be treated with a System called a Dermaroller which involves a micro dermal skin needling technique stimulating collagen and elastic production and reducing the scarred appearance. Obagi skin care system skin rejuvenating technology that works on the skin to rejuvenate from within. Some clients choose to improve their features with gentle lip enhancements and brighten their smiles with teeth whitening treatments. The aim is to softly enhance, to maintain that healthy natural look. Are all these treatments permanent? Nowadays, the most common treatments are non surgical, temporary improvements that need to be repeated at varying intervals to maintain the desired look. This is very useful for the new client who is unsure as over time the treatment wears off. Many clients start with good skincare, soft dermal fillers or botulinum toxin muscle relaxant. What can I do to stop my skin ageing? We can’t stop the body clock but we can help slow the process by looking after our skin. Staying out of the sun is so important, sunbathing is such a thing of the past and factor 50 every day is so important. Using a good skin care regime with quality medical based technology is a must and does not cost more that your department store products. These medical based products are available on prescription from an experienced aesthetic practitioner and they work on many levels within the skin, helping the skin to help itself. With a little help from your aesthetic practitioner you can grow old gracefully!

Feel rejuvenated release the youthful you! If you would like to achieve a healthy, rejuvenated appearance then contact Dr Charlotte Wells for a free aesthetic consultation on 01425 273025



We think our tenants have left without saying anything. They are still in a Tenancy Agreement, are two months in arrears and we have not been able to make contact with them. Unfortunately we do not live locally, but the neighbours who are friends of ours say they have not seen them around and having peeped through a window it looks as if most of the furniture has gone. Where do we stand legally?


What is Abandonment? Abandonment is the voluntary surrender of a legal right, for example, an interest in land or property - a tenancy. Under S1 (2) Protection from eviction act 1977 it is an offence for any person to unlawfully deprive or attempt to deprive a “Residential Occupier” of the premises or any part thereof and by virtue of S5(2) Housing Act 1988 a tenancy can only be bought to an end by the landlord obtaining a court possession order or by a surrender or similar act by the tenant. If a tenant has left some or all of their possessions then a Court will often interpret that as “demonstrating an intention to return” and that the tenant intends the tenancy to continue. Should a landlord make a wrong decision in assuming that the tenant has left and then attempts to re-let the property only for the tenant to return then the landlord could be sued for damages! Reasons for a tenant not to have been around could be a long holiday, in jail or even in hospital due to a serious accident and therefore the tenant is legally entitled to return and take up residence again. If all avenues of attempting to contact the tenant has failed and the property shows signs of obvious abandonment, it is advisable to leave a ‘Notice of Abandonment’ on the front door for 14 days, stating a change of locks and how to contact you. If there is any doubt, always go down the route of obtaining a court order and always seek legal advice.



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We first launched Zsa Zsa Boutique in November 2009. We opened the store with the view that we wanted to offer affordable, stylish clothing to women of all ages. We were aware that there were other boutiques around, however their price ranges were a lot higher than what we were looking to offer to our customers. Our prices range from £20 - £150. We noticed women were getting tired of shopping on the high street. As every other women in every town were buying the same dresses and tops as they were. So at Zsa Zsa Boutique we aim to compete with these prices by carefully selecting the designers that we stock, which had taken years of past retail experience to master. We at Zsa Zsa Boutique have a strict what you see is what we have policy. So once it’s gone it’s gone. That way it helps to avoid that fatal moment when you walk out the door and 10 others have the same outfit on as you. Over the last 2 years we have been shocked by what a diverse customer base we have, from girls as young as 16 to women in their 60’s (and sometimes older). So when someone asks what’s your target audience I guess the only answer we can give is a fashion conscious woman with no age barriers. Style and fashion should not be governed by age. Just ones ability to wear things correctly and with confidence. We feel that now after 2 years it was time to really move forward and make the store larger as before it was quite difficult to notice us unless you knew about the store. So I hope that now we have mastered what we do best and everyone that has yet to discover us comes to see what Zsa Zsa Boutique Westbourne has to offer.

ZSA ZSA BOUTIQUE re-launch After 2 years of trading, Zsa Zsa Boutique has now expanded it’s Westbourne store. Now unmissable with it’s striking windows and shop frontage, Zsa Zsa Boutique has now stamped it’s mark on the Westbourne scene. House magazine popped down to the re-launch party to check out the new store and what it has to offer. We highly recommend you go and check it out for yourself.

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The finest of fine dining and all as green as possible. What a pleasure!

Review THE GREEN ROOM The guiding principles of The Green Room are simple: use local produce whenever possible and be conscious of keeping environmental impact to a minimum. Perhaps such focused commitment is also the spur to producing food of exquisite quality, served with quiet confidence in charming surroundings. In keeping with the season, my wife Tracie sipped a winter cocktail of cranberry mojito while I plumped for a Green Room special of organic gin with crème de menthe. Both were born of simplicity and delivered deep satisfaction. Kate, leader of an attentive and knowledgeable team, recommended the tasting menu of six courses, each accompanied by a glass of matching wine. And how right she was; the tasting menu was an exposition of the master chef Andy Hilton’s art. Each course

seduced the eye with a ‘come hither and eat me’ appeal and the promise was certainly delivered. We started with a crown prince squash espuma with curry oil, an ephemeral essence of delight rather than anything as mundane as a soup. It was married with a Dorset wine, Furleigh Estate’s 2010 Bachus Dry, one of three excellent English wines we sampled throughout the meal. The days of wine buff snobbery about English wines are long gone – the French often curse under their breath these days as English vintages walk off with prestigious international wine awards – and the Green Room’s selection showed why. For the next course scrambled Fluffet’s Farm hen’s egg joined forces with a dangerously delicious Stornaway black pudding. There were some intriguing blobs of delight on the

01202 498900 Bournemouth plate, most notably some purple potato mash and a stunning Jerusalem artichoke puree. Quite how such flavours melded together so beautifully is a mystery of the chef’s skill. As with Edwardian banquets, there then came a fish course. Wild black bream sat atop a sweet parsnip risotto and the finishing touch was a crisp chervil root. Now there’s something you don’t see very often.A fruity French cabernet sauvignon accompanied our fabulous Creedy Carver chicken breast with mushroom cannelloni and glazed chicken wing. A couple of curly kale leaves added just the right touch of greenery. And then two lovely sweet courses: toffee apple milkshakes with sugared doughnuts and festive spiced Satsuma soufflé with dark chocolate ice cream.

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TV GUIDE Christmas Eve BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 The Nativity. Retelling of the biblical story, starring Andrew Buchan and Tatiana Maslany. (T) (R) 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Live. With actress Julie Graham. (T) 11.15 Nigel Slater’s Simple Christmas. The cook celebrates wellloved Christmas dishes. (T) (R) 12.15 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (T) 12.30 Keeping Up Appearances. Hyacinth goes on a cruise on the QE2. (T) (R) 1.30 FILM: The Santa Clause 2 (2002). After eight years as Father Christmas, divorced dad Scott Calvin learns he is contractually bound to find a wife. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell. (T) 3.05 FILM: G-Force (2009). Premiere. Secret agent guinea pigs fight to stop a billionaire taking over the world. Children’s adventure, starring Bill Nighy, with the voices of Sam Rockwell and Nicolas Cage. (T) 4.30 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (T) 4.50 Winter Wipeout Christmas Special. A gorilla keeper and a tree-seller take on the snow-covered course. (T) 5.50 FILM: The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005). Four children discover a secret entrance to a mystical land that an evil witch has cursed with perpetual winter. Fantasy adventure, starring Tilda Swinton and Georgie Henley. (T) 8.00 Merlin. Part two of two. Morgana and Helios have captured Camelot, leaving Arthur and Merlin on the run 8.45 EastEnders. Masood and Zainab try to put a stop to Yusef’s schemes _ but the crisis also starts to rekindle their old passions. Phil enlists Ben’s help to catch his stalker, while Bianca and Kat hold a joint Christmas party for their families at the Vic, though Pat makes it clear Janine is not welcome. Elsewhere, Christian returns to Walford and is stunned to discover Amira and Syed are planning to move to Pakistan. (T) 9.20 Outnumbered. The Brockmans plan to escape the festivities by spending Christmas in the sun _ but fate intervenes. 10.00 Lapland. Festive comedy drama about a chaotic but close-knit Birkenhead family who believe in making Christmas as special as possible. 11.15 The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws. OJ Borg presents the all-important Lotto and Thunderball draws, along with the Lotto Plus 5 results. (T) 11.25 BBC News; Weather (T) 11.45 Midnight Mass From St George’s Cathedral Southwark. Archbishop Peter Smith leads a service live from St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Southwark 12.55 FILM: At First Sight (1999). Romantic drama, starring Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino. (T) 2.55 Weatherview (T) 3.00 BBC News (T)

BBC 2 6.00 CBeebies 7.00 CBBC 8.50 FILM: Jump In! (2007). A teenager is pressured by his father to become a boxer _ but a girl introduces him to an altogether different pursuit. Drama, starring Corbin Bleu and Paula Brancati. (T) 10.10 FILM: Bicentennial Man (1999). A family purchases a robot servant to perform menial tasks, and over the course of 200 years, he begins to develop human emotions. Sci-fi drama, with Robin Williams and Sam Neill. (T) 12.10 FILM: Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco (1996). Three family pets are separated from their owners on the streets of San Francisco and must avoid dog catchers. Adventure sequel, with the voices of Michael J Fox and Sally Field. (T) 1.35 Pappano’s Essential Tosca. Antonio Pappano explores Puccini’s Tosca. (T) 2.35 Tosca From The Royal Opera House. A performance of Puccini’s opera recorded in July 2011. (T) 4.45 Christmas University Challenge. Cambridge’s Trinity College faces University of St Andrews. (T) 5.15 Dad’s Army. The vicar holds a fundraising bazaar. (T) (R) 5.45 Carols From King’s. Music and readings from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. (T) 7.00 The John Craven Years. Documentary charting TV presenter John Craven’s career, which has spanned 40 years. The programme goes behind the scenes of Countryfile to explore his relaxed and informed style up close, and features interviews with Jon Culshaw, Noel Edmonds and Martin Bell. (T) 8.00 Morecambe And Wise. Memorable moments from a decade of the comedy duo’s Christmas shows, featuring appearances by newsreader Angela Rippon, singer Shirley Bassey and conductor Andre Previn, who all show a different side to their personalities. (T) (R) 9.00 The Many Faces Of Les Dawson. Profile of the Manchesterborn comedian known for his deadpan humour and jokes at the expense of his wife and mother-in-law. 10.00 The Best Of Les Dawson. Tribute to the comedian. 10.25 Top Of The Pops 2: Christmas Special. Mark Radcliffe delves into the BBC archive to find old and recent Christmas music. Also featured is a tribute to Amy Winehouse, who died this year. (T) (R) 11.55 Blackadder Rides Again. A celebration of the classic comedy, featuring interviews with all the main stars, including Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Miranda Richardson. (T) (R) 12.55 Never Mind The Buzzcocks (T) (R) 1.25 FILM: Holiday In Handcuffs (2007). Romantic comedy, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez. (T)

ITV 1 6.00 CITV 8.15 FILM: Tom And Jerry: The Magic Ring (2002). Premiere. Tom chases Jerry around town when the mouse makes off with a magic ring which has got stuck on his head. Animated comedy, with the voices of Jeff Bennett and Frank Welker. (T) 9.25 FILM: Santa Claus: The Movie (1985). An elf leaves Santa to make a name for himself, only to be manipulated into aiding an evil toy-maker’s money-making schemes. Fantasy adventure, with Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. (T) 11.30 Coronation Street. Omnibus. (T) 1.25 ITV News; Weather (T) 1.45 FILM: The Polar Express (2004). A boy doubts the existence of Father Christmas, until a magical train arrives to take him to the North Pole. Animated adventure, with the voices of Tom Hanks and Leslie Zemeckis. (T) 3.35 FILM: ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). A lonely boy befriends a stranded alien and helps it to contact its own people and call for rescue. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore. (T) 5.45 ITV News; Weather (T) 6.00 You’ve Been Framed! Christmas Special. Festive foul-ups. (T) (R) 6.30 The Cube Celebrity Special. With Coronation Street stars Ryan Thomas and Julie Hesmondhalgh. (T) 7.30 Text Santa. Ant and Dec are joined by Holly Willoughby to host the conclusion of the two-part festive fundraising initiative, which aims to raise money for those most vulnerable during the festive period. 10.00 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Donny Osmond. In an edition from Chicago, the star takes a break from performing with sister Marie to look back on a career in showbiz spanning five decades. He reveals the cost to his brothers of his solo success, and his battle to overcome on-stage panic attacks. The former teen idol, whose 1970s hits included Puppy Love, also shares his feelings about still being considered a heart-throb at the age of 54. (T) 11.00 ITV News; Weather (T) 11.15 Carols From Bucklebury. Traditional candle-lit service from west Berkshire, as villagers gather in a farm barn to sing carols including Silent Night and In the Bleak Midwinter. Presented by Kate Garraway. (T) 12.15 FILM: Connie And Carla (2004). Comedy, starring Toni Collette and Nia Vardalos (T); ITV News Headlines 2.10 FILM: Spartacus (1960). Roman epic, with Kirk Douglas. (T) 5.20 ITV Nightscreen 5.55 ITV Morning News (T)

SATELLITE / DIGITAL Christmas Eve FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 12.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway?. American edition of the improvisation show. 12.25 Human Target. Chance is hired to protect a princess from an assassination attempt. 1.25 Human Target. Chance is questioned about an old assassination assignment. 2.30 FILM: Jet Pilot (1957). A US colonel becomes romantically involved with a Soviet pilot who lands her jet at an American base and asks for asylum. Romantic adventure, starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh. (T) 4.45 NCIS. A Marine veteran confesses to murder. (T) 5.45 NCIS. A commander dies after surgery. (T) 6.40 FILM: Last Of The Dogmen (1995). A bounty hunter searching for three escaped prisoners encounters a secretive Cheyenne tribe in the Montana wilderness. Modern-day Western, starring Tom Berenger and Barbara Hershey. (T) 9.00 NCIS. The suspected murder of a petty officer turns out to be a ghoulish practical joke _ but a genuine death follows shortly afterwards. (T) 10.00 NCIS. Ducky identifies two dismembered bodies as those of a prosecutor and a sheriff he worked with on a rape case 10 years previously, and realises he could be the killer’s next target. Despite Gibbs’ attempts to protect him, he is later kidnapped _ and the team’s search for clues leads to a macabre showdown at a funeral home. Starring Mark Harmon, David McCallum and Pauley Perrette. (T) 11.00 Human Target. Clients of Chance’s old boss question him about an assassination assignment, and the bodyguard, Winston and Guerrero recall events that led to their partnership. 12.00 True Justice (R) 1.00 SuperCasino

FILM 4 11.00 Anna And The King (1999). A widowed schoolteacher from Victorian England tutors the King of Siam’s 58 children and develops a platonic love for her employer. Period drama, with Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat. (T) 1.45 Horton Hears A Who! (2008). An elephant discovers a city on a speck of dust and vows to protect it. Animated adaptation of Dr Seuss’s comic tale, with the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. (T) 3.25 The Thirty-Nine Steps (1959). A man becomes embroiled in international espionage after a mysterious woman dies in his flat. Spy thriller based on John Buchan’s novel, with Kenneth More and Taina Elg. (T) 5.15 My Neighbour Totoro (1988). Two sisters discover magical creatures living in the forest near their home. 7.00 The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008). Life for identical twins Jared and Simon and their sister Mallory begins afresh when their mother inherits a spooky mansion. But after moving in, strange things begin to happen, and as the youngsters investigate, they discover a book that opens up a mysterious world of amazing supernatural creatures. Fantasy adventure, starring Freddie Highmore in a dual role alongside Sarah Bolger and Nick Nolte. (T) 9.00 Star Trek (2009). The trainee crew members of the starship Enterprise embark on their maiden flight, which pits them against a Romulan commander from the future who is planning a horrific revenge on those he blames for a tragedy in his own time. Sci-fi adventure based on the original TV series, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy. (T) 11.20 Bronson (2008). Biopic of the notorious convict, who became infamous over his 30-year sentence as the most violent prisoner in Britain. With Tom Hardy, Hugh Ross and Juliet Oldfield. (T) 1.05 A Gun For George (T) (R) (b&w) 1.25 Saturday Night Fever (1977). Drama, starring John Travolta. (T)

ITV 2 6.00 Emmerdale. Omnibus. Amy names the baby following a visit to the hospital. (T) 8.30 The Planet’s Funniest Animals. Video clips featuring troublesome pets and crazy wild animals. (R) 8.50 The X Factor USA. The final of the talent competition. (T) (R) 10.20 The X Factor USA. The winning act is announced. Last in the series. (T) (R) 12.10 Dick Whittington. Pantomime, starring Kevin Bishop and Julian Clary. (T) (R) 1.40 Cinderella. Star-studded panto, with Samantha Womack. (T) (R) 3.15 Aladdin. All-star panto with Julian Clary, Martin Clunes and Patsy Kensit. (T) (R) 4.45 Jack And The Beanstalk. Pantomime, with Neil Morrissey and Julian Clary. (T) (R) 6.15 FILM: The Scorpion King (2002). A warlord resolves to rid the desert of its last remaining tribes, prompting them to seek the aid of a legendary assassin. Fantasy adventure, with Dwayne Johnson and Steven Brand. Includes FYI Daily. (T) 8.00 FILM: Nanny McPhee (2005). A Victorian widower is struggling to control his seven unruly children, who have already driven a series of childminders to distraction. (T) 10.00 Celebrity Juice: Christmas Special. Festive edition of the comedy quiz hosted by Leigh Francis’s alter ego Keith Lemon. (T) (R) 11.00 FILM: The Bourne Identity (2002). An amnesiac man pulled from the sea by the crew of a fishing boat is targeted by assassins as he tries to discover who he is. Thriller, starring Matt Damon and Franka Potente. Includes FYI Daily. (T) 1.25 Peter Andre: My Life At Christmas (T) (R) 2.25 FILM: Wedding Daze (2006). Romantic comedy, starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher. (T) 5.35 ITV2 Nightscreen

CHANNEL 4 7.15 FILM: Garfield (2004). The lazy feline’s cosy routine is threatened when his owner brings a new puppy home to impress a beautiful vet. Comedy, with the voice of Bill Murray and starring Breckin Meyer. (T) 8.45 Olive, The Other Reindeer. Animation, with the voice of Drew Barrymore. (T) (R) 9.40 Prep & Landing. Animation about an elite unit of elves. (T) (R) 10.10 FILM: Charlotte’s Web (2006). A clever spider helps save the life of a piglet destined for the chop. Family drama, starring Dakota Fanning and featuring the voices of Julia Roberts and Dominic Scott Kay. (T) 12.00 FILM: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). A miser is encouraged to mend his ways at Christmas when three spirits show him his past, present and what the future holds. Puppet comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh. (T) 1.40 Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong _ Get Ready. Preview of the live Christmas Day show. (T) (R) 1.50 Jamie’s Christmas With Bells On. Part one of two. Jamie Oliver demonstrates festive dishes and party food. (T) (R) 2.55 Jamie’s Christmas With Bells On. Conclusion. Jamie Oliver prepares a Christmas Day feast. (T) (R) 4.00 Deal Or No Deal: Deal Panto. Noel Edmonds hosts a pantomime edition of the game show. (T) 5.00 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions. Farida Khalifa hosts the first party in Wolverhampton. (T) (R) 7.00 Channel 4 News (T) 7.05 Atheist, writer and comedienne Lucy Porter explains why she still loves the festive season. 7.15 FILM: Hairspray (2007). Premiere. Musical remake of the comedy about Tracy, an overweight teenager in 1960s Baltimore, who dreams of appearing on a TV dance show. 10.55 Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind. The comedian performs a standup show loosely based on the theme of doubt (T) 11.55 Father Ted Christmas Special. Fathers Ted and Dougal have their worst Christmas ever by getting lost in a lingerie department, leaving them in a highly embarrassing predicament. Festive edition from 1996. (T) (R) 1.05 Music on 4: Inputoutput (T) (R) 1.15 Comedy Lab: Kabadasses (T) 1.45 Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows _ T4 Movie Special (T) (R) 2.00 Cee Lo Takes The UK: Christmas With All The Goodies (T) (R) 2.10 FILM: Ashes Of Time Redux (1994). Wong Kar-Wai’s drama, starring Leslie Cheung. 3.45 Southland (T) 4.30 World War II: The Last Heroes (T) (R) 5.25 Brothers & Sisters (T) (R)

FIVE 6.00 Milkshake! 10.15 Chef Donald. The duck is distracted while making waffles. (T) (R) 10.20 ThunderCats. A professional swordsman challenges Lion-O to a fight. (T) 10.55 Meerkat Manor. One of the meerkats is poisoned. (T) (R) 11.25 Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads. The drivers face their most dangerous mission yet. Last in the series. (T) (R) 12.25 Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers. The adventurer pilots a small plane to Dawson City, Yukon. Last in the series. (T) (R) 1.30 Cars Toons. Mater dreams he is an Evel Knievel-style daredevil. (T) 1.35 FILM: Mrs Miracle (2009). A talented housekeeper helps a widowed father of twin boys to turn his life around and rediscover his love of music. Family drama, starring Doris Roberts and James Van Der Beek. (T) 3.25 FILM: Meet The Santas (2005). Father Christmas’s son and his wife prepare to take over the family business. Fantasy comedy, a sequel to Single Santa Seeks Mrs Claus, with Steve Guttenberg and Crystal Bernard. (T) 5.05 FILM: Scrooge _ A Christmas Carol (1951). A hard-hearted skinflint is taught the error of his ways by a succession of spectral visitors. Adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with Alastair Sim and Mervyn Johns. Including 5 News Update. (T) 7.00 Eddie Stobart’s Christmas Delivery. Festive edition of the documentary series, in which the company’s truckers face one of their busiest times of the year. (T) 7.55 5 News Weekend. Round-up of the day’s headlines from around the world. (T) 8.00 The Gadget Show Christmas Eve Special. Suzi Perry investigates 4G communications, Jason Bradbury examines products due to hit the shops in 2012, and Ortis Deley looks ahead to the concept technology that could be around in 10 years. Jon Bentley considers an advanced helmet designed for fighter-jet pilots, and Pollyanna Woodward explores systems that are set to change surveillance, transport and security. (T) 9.00 Greatest Christmas TV Moments. Three-hour countdown of 50 Christmas TV crackers, past and present, (T) (R) 12.00 SuperCasino 4.00 Great Artists (T) (R) 4.25 Divine Designs (T) (R) 4.50 Rough Guide To Beaches (T) (R) 5.00 Hana’s Helpline (T) (R) 5.10 The Milkshake! Show (T) (R) 5.35 Thomas & Friends (T) (R) 5.45 Roary The Racing Car (T) (R)

ITV 1.45 FILM: The Polar Express (2004). A boy doubts the existence of Father Christmas, until a magical train arrives to take him to the North Pole. Animated adventure, with the voices of Tom Hanks and Leslie Zemeckis. (T)

E4 9.30 FILM: Jingle All The Way (1996). A workaholic father competes with rival parents to get his son a popular action figure for Christmas. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd and Rita Wilson. (T)

E4 9.30 FILM: Jingle All The Way (1996). A workaholic father competes with rival parents to get his son a popular action figure for Christmas. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd and Rita Wilson. (T) 11.15 Hollyoaks. Omnibus. (T) 1.50 FILM: Alvin And The Chipmunks (2007). A struggling songwriter meets a mischievous trio of singing chipmunks and tries to turn the furry critters into a pop sensation. Children’s comedy, with Jason Lee and David Cross. (T) 3.35 Sorority Girls. The pledges organise a rush day. (T) (R) 4.40 Desperate Scousewives. Chris and Mark debate having a baby. (T) (R) 5.40 Scrubs. JD finds he has a rival. (T) (R) 6.05 Scrubs. JD and Turk save a cameraman’s life. (T) (R) 6.35 The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon develops a scientific procedure for making friends. (T) (R) 7.05 The Big Bang Theory. Penny runs into money troubles, so Sheldon offers to lend her some cash to help her pay the rent. (T) (R) 7.35 The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon’s obsession with gift-giving etiquette annoys his friends as Christmas approaches. (R) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. Leonard and Penny try their best to hang out without anybody else around, (T) (R) 9.00 The World’s Greatest Prankster. Funnyman Mark Dolan hosts a summit to discover who should be named the world’s best TV prankster, (T) 11.05 FILM: Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006). A journalist from Kazakhstan travels to the US to learn about its culture, but ends up smitten with a TV star. Spoof documentary, starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Ken Davitian. (T) 12.45 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 1.15 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 1.40 My Name Is Earl (T) (R) 2.05 The Cleveland Show (T) (R) 2.30 The Cleveland Show (T) (R) 2.50 Switched (T) (R) 3.15 Hollyoaks (T) (R)

BBC 3 7.00 Great Movie Mistakes III: Not In 3D. Robert Webb explores the most memorable mishaps that have been spotted in films, including Oscar-nominated masterpieces and box-office flops, in the past year. The programme features continuity mistakes, terrible anachronisms, physical blunders, factual errors and members of the crew sneaking into shot. (T) 8.00 Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on a road trip, trying to follow the path of the Three Wise Men across the Middle East. (T) (R) 9.20 FILM: Son Of Rambow (2008). Premiere. A boy from a strict religious family, who has never watched television in his life, is amazed when a rebellious classmate shows him a pirate video of a Rambo film. An unlikely friendship develops and the sheltered youngster finds an outlet for his overactive imagination as they set about making their own action movie. Coming-of-age comedy, starring Bill Milner, Will Poulter and Jessica Hynes. (T) 10.50 EastEnders. Masood and Zainab try to put a stop to Yusef’s schemes _ but the crisis also starts to rekindle their old passions. Phil enlists Ben’s help to catch his stalker, while Bianca and Kat hold a joint Christmas party for their families at the Vic, though Pat makes it clear Janine is not welcome. Elsewhere, Christian returns to Walford and is stunned to discover Amira and Syed are planning to move to Pakistan. (T) (R) 11.20 Family Guy. Lois’s well-laid Christmas holiday plans fall apart, while Stewie convinces himself there really is a Santa Claus. With the guest voice of Gene Simmons of Kiss. (T) (R) 11.40 Family Guy. Stewie is beaten up by Susie Swanson and begins working out at the gym, determined to get into shape. Meanwhile, Chris begins dating one of the most popular girls in school. (T) (R) 12.05 American Dad! (T) (R) 12.25 American Dad! (T) (R) 12.50 American Dad! (T) (R)

CHANNEL 4 12.00 FILM: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). A miser is encouraged to mend his ways at Christmas when three spirits show him his past, present and what the future holds. Puppet comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh

TV GUIDE Christmas Day BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. News, sport and entertainment reports. (T) 9.00 The Nativity. Conclusion. (T) (R) 10.00 Christmas Day Eucharist From Lichfield Cathedral. (T) 11.00 Songs Of Praise _ Christmas Day Big Sing. (T) 11.40 Morecambe And Wise. The comedy duo’s classic 1971 Christmas show. (T) (R) 12.25 BBC News; Weather (T) 12.35 FILM: Kung Fu Panda (2008). A lazy panda is forced to master martial arts to protect his valley home from a rampaging snow leopard. Animated comedy, featuring the voices of Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman. (T) 2.00 Top Of The Pops Christmas 2011. Featuring Example, Olly Murs, Adele and Pixie Lott. (T) 3.00 The Queen. Her Majesty’s annual address. (T) 3.10 FILM: Monsters Vs Aliens (2009). Premiere. A giant woman joins a team of strange creatures fighting to save the world from aliens. Animated sci-fi comedy, featuring the voices of Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Laurie. (T) 4.35 BBC News; Weather (T) 4.50 FILM: Ratatouille (2007). Premiere. A rat with a love of gourmet food helps a kitchen assistant become the greatest chef in Paris. Pixar animated comedy, with the voices of Patton Oswalt and Peter O’Toole. (T) 6.30 The Gruffalo’s Child. Animated sequel, (T) 7.00 Doctor Who. The Time Lord crash-lands on Earth during the Second World War, where he tries to make sure two unfortunate evacuees and their mother have the best Christmas ever. (T) 8.00 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2011. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly welcome five Strictly newcomers to the dance floor to compete for the title Christmas Champion 2011. 9.00 EastEnders. Hour-long episode. Masood sets out to bring Kamil home, but Yusef has one more trick to play. Shirley is shocked to discover the identity of Phil’s stalker, Janine tries to buy her way back into her relatives’ affections, and tension simmers at the Brannings’ over whether Max or Derek should be seen as the head of the family. Meanwhile, (T) 10.00 Absolutely Fabulous. Twenty years after Bolly-swigging best pals Edina and Patsy first staggered onto BBC screens, and six years since their last appearance. (T) 10.30 Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow. The funnyman presents a gag-packed Christmas special of his comedy roadshow, with a line-up that reads like a Who’s Who of British Comedy 2011 (T) 11.30 BBC News; Weather (T) 11.45 On Christmas Night. Julian Rhind-Tutt reads the account of the birth of Jesus from the gospel of Luke in the King James version of the Bible. (T) 11.50 Have I Got A Bit More News For You. (T) (R) 12.30 The Graham Norton Show Christmas Special (T) (R) 1.35 FILM: The Hot Chick (2002). Body-swap comedy, starring Rob Schneider. (T) 3.10 Weatherview (T) 3.15 BBC News (T)

BBC 2 6.00 CBeebies 7.10 CBBC 9.35 FILM: The Magic Roundabout (2005). The oddball heroes embark on a heroic quest when the world is plunged into perpetual winter. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of Ian McKellen, Tom Baker and Robbie Williams. (T) 10.50 FILM: The Sword In The Stone (1963). The wizard Merlin takes the future King Arthur under his wing and teaches him the ways of the world. Disney animated adventure, with the voices of Ricky Sorenson and Karl Swenson. (T) 12.10 Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. The Royal Ballet’s production based on Lewis Carroll’s story. (T) (R) 2.10 A Musical Nativity With John Rutter. A retelling of the Christmas story through the composer’s music. (T) 3.10 The Prince And The Composer: A Film About Hubert Parry By HRH The Prince Of Wales. The life and work of the composer of Jerusalem. (T) (R) 4.40 Dad’s Army. Mainwaring organises a Christmas treat. (T) (R) 5.10 Porridge. The inmates plan a Christmas escape. (T) (R) 5.50 The Queen. Her Majesty’s annual address. (T) (R) 6.00 Christmas University Challenge. The first semi-final of the festive quiz. (T) 6.30 Darcey Bussell Dances Hollywood. The former Royal Ballet star celebrates classic dance musicals. (T) 8.00 Blackadder The Third. Devious royal butler Edmund Blackadder steps in to foil a plan by new prime minister Pitt the Younger to bankrupt his master the Prince Regent. (T) (R) 8.30 Blackadder The Third. Dr Johnson seeks the Prince’s support in publishing his new dictionary, but brainless Baldrick burns the only copy. (T) (R) 9.00 The Toys That Made Christmas. Robert Webb takes a lighthearted look back at playthings of the past, offering fortysomethings the chance to reminisce about the days before PlayStations, laptops and iPods. (T) 10.30 James May’s Man Lab Xmas Special. James opens his toolbox for a one-off festive special, setting out to create his own seasonal miracle by making it snow using a small plane and a salt shaker. (T) (R) 11.30 Victoria Wood With All The Trimmings. The comedienne sends up Christmas TV in a festive special from 2000, with guest stars Julie Walters, Alan Rickman, Pete Postlethwaite, Delia Smith and Richard E Grant. (T) (R) 12.25 The Many Faces Of Les Dawson (T) (R) 1.25 QI (T) (R) 1.55 FILM: Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956). Thriller, starring Dana Andrews. (T) (b&w)

ITV 1 6.00 CITV 7.45 FILM: The Borrowers (1997). Four-inch-high people living under the floors of a home try to stop a lawyer’s plans to demolish it. Children’s fantasy, starring John Goodman, Jim Broadbent and Celia Imrie. (T) 9.25 FILM: March Of The Penguins (2005). Luc Jacquet’s Oscarwinning nature documentary follows a colony of emperor penguins on a treacherous journey to breeding grounds in the Antarctic. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. (T) 11.00 FILM: Miracle On 34th Street (1994). A six-year-old girl and her mother help a department store Santa prove he is the real thing. Family drama remake, starring Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins and Mara Wilson. (T) 1.05 ITV News; Weather (T) 1.15 FILM: Aladdin (1992). A street urchin happens across a lamp, home to an affable genie with the ability to grant wishes. Disney animated adventure, with the voices of Robin Williams and Scott Weinger. (T) 3.00 The Queen. Her Majesty’s annual address. (T) 3.10 FILM: Happy Feet (2006). A young penguin is rejected by his fellow birds for being unable to sing, and sets off on a wonderful journey. Animated adventure, with the voices of Elijah Wood and Robin Williams. (T) 5.10 ITV News; Weather (T) 5.30 New You’ve Been Framed!. A festive selection of camcorder calamities. (T) 6.00 Emmerdale. Hour-long episode. Amy makes a decision about Kyle’s future. (T) 7.00 All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special. Teams from The Only Way Is Essex and Benidorm take part in a festive edition of the game show. Vernon Kay hosts. (T) 8.00 Coronation Street. Hour-long episode. Becky hits the bottle and burns her precious photos of Steve after learning he has proposed to Tracy _ only for the flat to go up in flames when she falls asleep. (T) 9.00 Downton Abbey. The residents celebrate Christmas 1919 with a lavish party, but tensions are rife and Bates’s arrest casts a shadow over the festivities. (T) 11.05 ITV News; Weather (T) 11.20 Benidorm. Festive episode from Boxing Day 2010. Madge has to organise the Benidorm Palace’s seasonal spectacular. Guest starring Su Pollard, Louie Spence and Brian Murphy. (T) (R) 12.35 The Comedy Annual (T) (R) 1.35 FILM: The Towering Inferno (1974). Disaster movie, starring Paul Newman and Steve McQueen (T); ITV News Headlines 4.20 Kojak (T) (R)

SATELLITE / DIGITAL Christmas Day FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 12.00 FILM: Snowman’s Pass (2004). A mountain guide searching for her husband’s body uncovers a plot to steal a crashed satellite and is forced to flee for her life. Adventure, starring Nicole Eggert and Marc Singer. (T) 2.00 NCIS. Tony disappears during an undercover operation. (T) 3.00 NCIS. A private detective finds the body of a missing naval officer. (T) 4.00 NCIS. The investigation into a petty officer’s death takes a strange turn. (T) 5.00 NCIS. A woman claims to have witnessed a murder. 6.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A Sherlock Holmes fan is found dead. (T) 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Film star Tom Haviland is implicated in a murder at his luxurious penthouse suite, and although he protests his innocence, blood is found under his fingernails and on the gaming table where he had been playing. (T) 8.00 CSI: Miami. The team investigates a video games company when one of its testers is found dead. While the victim appears to have been killed in a car crash, it transpires he was murdered beforehand _ and has had his foot cut off to conceal the cause of death.(T) 9.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The team investigates the deaths of two wealthy homeowners whose bodies were found outside the mansion they were putting up for sale. (T) 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A woman’s remains are found dumped in a rubbish bin, leading to tricky questions for her estranged husband _ but her family harbours other dark secrets. Meanwhile, an autopsy is brought to a dramatic conclusion by the discovery that a supposed heart-attack victim is still alive and suffering from the effects of snake venom. Drama, starring William Petersen, with guest star Evan Rachel Wood. (T) 11.00 CSI: Miami. Megan worries Horatio is getting too emotionally involved in the hunt for the criminal responsible for his mentor’s death in an explosion. David Caruso stars. (T) 12.00 CSI: Miami (T) 1.00 Close 216

FILM 4 11.00 Fred Claus (2007). Santa reluctantly agrees to bail his estranged brother out of jail _ on condition he returns to the family business. Comedy, starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti. (T) 1.10 Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969). Two notorious outlaws are pursued by a formidable posse as they flee from America to start a new life in Bolivia. Western, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross. (T) 3.20 Miracle On 34th Street (1947). A department store Santa placed in an asylum for claiming to be the real thing fights to prove his sanity in the courts. Christmas drama, starring Edmund Gwenn and Maureen O’Hara. (T) (b&w) 5.10 Ponyo (2008). A fish uses magic to become human, but her meddling with sorcery threatens to destroy the world. Animated fantasy, with the voice of Noah Lindsey Cyrus and Frankie Jonas. (T) 7.15 The Ladykillers (1955). A criminal mastermind and his gang come up with a cunning scheme to steal a fortune, but their plan is threatened by the unsuspecting elderly landlady of the boarding house they rent rooms from. (T) 9.00 Juno (2007). A teenage girl finds herself pregnant after a onenight stand with her best friend. Comedy, starring Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman. (T) 10.50 Watchmen (2009). At the height of the Cold War, former superheroes driven into retirement by public outcry are confronted with the murder of one of their number. As they face the possibility of a conspiracy to eliminate them, the world edges closer to the brink of nuclear war. Sci-fi drama, based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel, starring Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman and Billy Crudup. (T) 1.55 Garden State (2004). Romantic comedy, starring Zach Braff and Natalie Portman. (T)

ITV 2 6.00 Emmerdale. Omnibus. Amy names the baby following a visit to the hospital. (T) (R) 8.30 Coronation Street. Omnibus. (T) (R) 10.30 All Star Mr & Mrs. Featuring Ronan Keating, Tamzin Outhwaite and Terry Venables. (T) (R) 11.30 Michael BublÈ: Home For Christmas. The Canadian crooner performs classic festive songs. (T) (R) 1.00 Peter Andre: My Life At Christmas. Seasonal edition of the reality show. (T) (R) 2.00 The Xtra Factor: Caroline And Olly’s Best And Worst. Caroline Flack and Olly Murs picking their most memorable moments from The X Factor. Last in the series. (R) 3.00 The Xtra Factor: Louis’ Best And Worst. (R) 4.00 The Xtra Factor: Tulisa’s Best And Worst. (R) 5.00 The Xtra Factor: Kelly’s Best And Worst. (R) 6.00 The Xtra Factor: Gary’s Best And Worst. (R) 7.00 FILM: Jack Frost (1998). A rock musician who realises he is spending too much time away from his family is killed in a car accident while travelling home for the festive season. The following year, his spirit takes on the form of a snowman made by his son, allowing them to spend one last Christmas together. (T) 9.00 FILM: The Bourne Supremacy (2004). The amnesiac assassin is living quietly in hiding, until his former employers come after him again and murder his girlfriend.. (T) 11.05 Celebrity Juice: Christmas Special. Festive edition of the quiz hosted by Keith Lemon, with Amy Childs, Paddy McGuinness and Michelle Keegan joining regular panellists Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton and Rufus Hound. (T) (R) 12.10 Coronation Street (T) (R) 1.15 Emmerdale (T) (R) 2.15 Perez Hilton Superfan: Kelly Rowland (T) (R) 3.05 Comedy Cuts 4.45 Teleshopping 5.45 ITV2 Nightscreen

CHANNEL 4 6.10 FILM: The Ugly Duckling And Me (2006). Premiere. A conniving rat raises a duckling with an unusual talent, which he sees as an opportunity to get rich. Animated comedy, with the voices of Morgan C Jones and Kim Larney. (T) 7.40 The Simpsons. Marge is tempted by another man. (T) (R) 8.00 The Simpsons. Three festive shorts with the animated family. 8.30 FILM: James And The Giant Peach (1996). An unhappy orphan discovers an enormous peach and goes on a magical journey with six friendly insects. Animated and live-action fantasy, starring Paul Terry and Joanna Lumley. (T) 10.00 Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong Live. Gordon Ramsay shows how to prepare the perfect festive feast. (T) 2.00 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Festive spin-off of the animated films, with the voice of John Leguizamo. (T) 2.30 The Snowman. Animated adventure, based on Raymond Briggs’ festive tale. (T) (R) 3.00 Celebrity Come Dine With Me. With Janice Dickinson, Calum Best, Jeff Brazier and Sam Fox. (R) 4.05 Channel 4 News (T) 4.10 Members of the public reflect on religious issues. (T) 4.15 The Alternative Christmas Message. The traditional counterpoint to the Queen’s broadcast. (T) 4.20 Deal Or No Deal: Deal Panto. Noel Edmonds hosts a pantomime edition of the game show. (T) 5.20 FILM: Big (1988). A boy is magically transported into the body of a 30-year-old man and applies his childlike brain to the problems of adult life. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. (T) 7.15 FILM: Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (2009). Sid the sloth discovers three eggs _ but when they hatch into dinosaurs, he struggles to keep them under control. Animated adventure sequel, with the voices of John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Ray Romano and Simon Pegg. (T) 9.00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man Christmas Special. The comedian presents a festive edition of his chat show. He is joined on the sofa by Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones, who discusses her new comedy drama Stella, as well as actor David Walliams. 10.00 Rude Tube: Epic Christmas. Alex Zane presents the 50 greatest festive internet videos.. (T) 11.05 So This Is Christmas. Well-known comedians share their best and worst experiences of the festive season. (T) 12.05 8 Out Of 10 Cats Christmas Special (T) (R) 1.05 American Football Live (T) 4.45 Brief Encounters Of The Sporting Mind: Rally Driving (R) 4.50 Post Modern Pastimes (T) (R) 5.00 Road To London 2012: That Paralympic Show (T) (R) 5.25 Scrapheap Challenge (T) (R)

FIVE 6.00 Milkshake! 9.00 FILM: Mist: The Tale Of A Sheepdog Puppy (2006). A puppy dreams of becoming a sheepdog, only to discover it is not as easy as she thinks. Live-action animal adventure, featuring the voices of Mel Giedroyc and Brian Blessed. (T) 10.30 Trailer Horn. Disney animation. (T) 10.35 Animal Rescue Squad. Highlights of the series. (T) (R) 10.55 Andre Rieu’s Christmas Spectacular. A seasonal concert by the Dutch violinist. (T) 11.55 Ice Road Truckers. Hugh Rowland believes his truck has been sabotaged. (T) (R) 12.55 Ice Road Truckers. The threat of an avalanche continues to grow. (T) (R) 1.55 Cars _ Unidentified Flying Mater. Pixar animated short. (T) 2.00 FILM: Mrs Miracle 2: Miracle In Manhattan (2010). The kindly Mrs Merkle helps a struggling department-store manager save the business and find love. Family drama sequel, starring Doris Roberts, Eric Johnson and Jewel Staite. (T) 3.45 FILM: Mrs Santa Claus (1996). Father Christmas’s longsuffering wife gets stranded in 19th-century New York, where she strives to solve everybody’s problems. Musical, with Angela Lansbury and Charles Durning. (T) 5.30 FILM: The Santa Suit (2010). Premiere. A greedy executive is magically turned into a Santa Claus impersonator, and gains some Christmas spirit as a result. Comedy, starring Kevin Sorbo and Jodie Dowdall. (T) 7.25 FILM: The Christmas Card (2006). A soldier serving in Afghanistan gains new hope when he receives a Christmas card from a Californian woman he has never met. Romantic drama, starring John Newton, Edward Asner, Brian Robinson and Alice Evans. (T) 9.05 Eddie Stobart’s Christmas Delivery. Festive edition of the documentary series, in which the company’s truckers face one of their busiest times of the year. (T) (R) 10.00 Britain’s Favourite Christmas Songs. A countdown of popular songs that are guaranteed to make any Christmas party go with a swing. (T) 1.00 SuperCasino 3.55 Meals In Moments (T) (R) 4.05 Nick’s Quest (T) (R) 4.30 Divine Designs (T) (R) 5.00 Hana’s Helpline (T) (R) 5.10 The Milkshake! Show (T) (R) 5.35 Thomas & Friends (T) (R) 5.45 Roary The Racing Car (T) (R)

ITV 1 3.10 FILM: Happy Feet (2006). A young penguin is rejected by his fellow birds for being unable to sing, and sets off on a wonderful journey. Animated adventure, with the voices of Elijah Wood and Robin Williams. (T)

ITV 1 11.00 FILM: Miracle On 34th Street (1994). A six-year-old girl and her mother help a department store Santa prove he is the real thing. Family drama remake, starring Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins and Mara Wilson. (T)

E4 6.00 Switched. An actress trades places with a soapbox racer. (T) (R) 6.30 Earthsea. Part one of two. Epic fantasy drama, starring Isabella Rossellini. (T) (R) 8.15 Olive The Other Reindeer. Animation, with the voice of Drew Barrymore. (T) (R) 9.20 Gulliver’s Travels. Part one of two. Adventure, starring Ted Danson. (T) (R) 11.10 Gulliver’s Travels. Conclusion. The explorer describes his visit to a flying island. (T) (R) 1.05 FILM: Barnyard (2006). A fun-loving male cow accepts responsibility for the first time and becomes the leader of the farmyard animals. Animated comedy, with the voices of Kevin James and Courteney Cox. (T) 2.45 FILM: Jingle All The Way (1996). A workaholic father competes with rival parents to get his son a popular action figure for Christmas. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd and Rita Wilson. (T) 4.30 FILM: Annie (1982). An orphan wins the affections of a billionaire, but someone is out to ruin her chances of happiness. Musical, based on the stage play, starring Aileen Quinn and Albert Finney. (T) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. Leonard and Penny share an intimate moment (T) (R) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. Tensions between Sheldon and Penny reach a high after a paintballing accident leaves an ugly stain 7.55 FILM: Independence Day (1996). A fleet of vast flying saucers launches a devastating and unprovoked attack on Earth. ) 10.40 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 11.10 The Big Bang Theory. (T) (R) 11.40 Tool Academy. (T) (R) 12.40 Tool Academy: The Yearbook (T) (R) 1.50 Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night (T) (R) 2.40 Dirty Sexy Money (T) (R) 3.25 Hollyoaks (T) (R)

BBC 3 7.00 Great Movie Mistakes III: Not In 3D. Robert Webb explores the most memorable mishaps that have been spotted in films, including Oscar-nominated masterpieces and box-office flops, in the past year. The programme features continuity mistakes, terrible anachronisms, physical blunders, factual errors and members of the crew sneaking into shot. (T) 8.00 FILM: Armageddon (1998). Nasa discovers an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth, so a drilling expert is recruited to train a team of misfits to transport a nuclear device into outer space to destroy it _ but having had no experience of space travel, the reluctant astronauts find themselves seriously out of their depth. Sci-fi thriller, with Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Michael Clarke Duncan, Billy Bob Thornton and Steve Buscemi. (T) 10.20 Russell Howard’s Good News Extra. Highlights from the past seven shows, in which the comedian offers his perspective on stories dominating the media, whether TV, online or print, as well as picking up on overlooked items that raise a smile. Last in the series. (T) (R) 11.05 EastEnders. Hour-long episode. Masood sets out to bring Kamil home, but Yusef has one more trick to play. Shirley is shocked to discover the identity of Phil’s stalker. (T) (R) 12.05 Family Guy (T) (R) 12.45 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.30 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.50 Family Guy (T) (R) 2.10 Family Guy (T) (R) 2.35 American Dad! (T) (R) 2.55 American Dad! (T) (R) 3.20 American Dad! (T) (R) 3.45 Great Movie Mistakes III: Not In 3D (T) (R) 4.45 Him & Her (T) (R)

CHANNEL 4 5.20 FILM: Big (1988). A boy is magically transported into the body of a 30-year-old man and applies his childlike brain to the problems of adult life. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. (T)

TV GUIDE Boxing Day BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. (T) 9.00 CBBC 9.10 The Gruffalo. Animated adaptation of the children’s book, with the voice of Robbie Coltrane. (T) (R) 9.35 The Gruffalo’s Child. Animated sequel, with the voice of Robbie Coltrane. (T) (R) 10.00 FILM: The Jungle Book 2 (2003). Mowgli heads back to the jungle, unaware that two of his human friends have followed him in. Animated adventure sequel, with the voices of Haley Joel Osment and John Goodman. (T) 11.10 FILM: Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008). Premiere. A pampered pet dog is stranded in Mexico and needs the help of a courageous German shepherd to get back home. Comedy, with the voices of Drew Barrymore and Andy Garcia. (T) 12.35 BBC News; Weather (T) 12.45 Regional News; Weather (T) 12.55 Morecambe And Wise. Seasonal special from 1976. (T) (R) 2.00 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2011. With Barry McGuigan, Su Pollard, Simon Webbe, Debra Stephenson and Charlie Brooks. (T) (R) 3.00 Winter Wipeout Christmas Special. A gorilla keeper and a tree-seller take on the snow-covered course. (T) (R) 4.00 FILM: Shrek 2 (2004). The ogre meets his in-laws, who are decidedly unimpressed with their daughter’s choice of husband. Animated adventure sequel, featuring the voices of Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz. (T) 5.25 BBC News; Weather (T) 5.35 Regional News; Weather (T) 5.40 Jim’ll Fix It With Shane Richie. (T) 6.10 FILM: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008). Premiere. The escaped zoo animals come across their wild counterparts after their plane crash-lands in Africa. Animated adventure, with the voices of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock. (T) 7.30 The Borrowers. Fantasy adventure based on Mary Norton’s classic novel about a family of miniature people living beneath the floorboards of a house. (T) 9.00 EastEnders. Yusef’s actions put the whole of Albert Square in danger. Meanwhile, Denise teams up with Kim and Patrick to throw a Christmas party at the B&B _ but her celebrations are cut short when she is cornered by Phil, who is determined to retrieve the evidence that could send him to prison. (T) 9.30 The Royal Bodyguard. New series. David Jason returns to comedy for the first time since Only Fools and Horses. 10.00 Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special. New series. The hit comedy returns with a festive special, 10.30 BBC News; Weather (T) 10.45 Match Of The Day. Gary Lineker presents highlights of the Boxing Day Premier League fixtures (T) 12.15 FILM: The Guardian (2006). Drama, starring Kevin Costner. (T) 2.30 Weatherview (T) 2.35 Sign Zone: Holby City (T) (R) 3.35 BBC News (T)

BBC 2 6.00 CBeebies 7.00 CBBC 8.55 Pixar: 25 Magic Moments. Documentary celebrating the film studio’s 25th birthday. (T) (R) 9.55 FILM: Heidi (2005). An orphaned girl is sent to live with her bad-tempered grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Children’s drama based on Johanna Spyri’s novel, starring Emma Bolger and Max von Sydow. (T) 11.30 FILM: The Crimson Wing: Mystery Of The Flamingos (2008). Premiere. Documentary following a flamingo colony flocking to a lake in Tanzania to engage in mating rituals and eventually hatch their chicks. Narrated by Mariella Frostrup. (T) 12.45 FILM: Mansfield Park (1999). A headstrong woman is sent to live with her wealthy relatives, and observes their attitudes to marriage and status. Jane Austen drama, starring Frances O’Connor and Harold Pinter. First in a run of Jane Austen-related programmes. (T) 2.35 FILM: Emma (1996). A privileged, headstrong young woman is busy playing matchmaker for her friends _ unaware she has found her own soulmate. Jane Austen drama, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor. (T) 4.30 Final Score. Round-up of football results. (T) 5.10 FILM: Becoming Jane (2006). Romantic period drama, starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy. (T) 7.00 Springwatch Christmas Special. Highlights from the past year of the series (T) 8.30 Christmas University Challenge. Two teams of famous graduates compete on behalf of their former universities in the second semi-final of the festive edition of the academic quiz, presented by Jeremy Paxman. (T) 9.00 Jane Austen: The Unseen Portrait?. Martha Kearney meets biographer Paula Byrne, who believes she has found a picture of the author lost to the world for almost two centuries. Art historians and Austen experts scrutinise the portrait and perform forensic analysis as they look to confirm its validity, and Kearney debates how it could change people’s views of the writer and what it might reveal about her life. (T) 10.00 Victoria Wood: Seen On TV. The Lancashire-born comedienne reflects on the highlights of her television career. (T)(R) 11.30 Ruth Jones’ Christmas Cracker. The actress and writer is joined by James Corden, Lulu and Micky Flanagan on a festive chat show. Featuring music by Manic Street Preachers. (T) (R) 12.10 QI (T) (R) 12.40 Grumpy Guide To Food (T) 1.10 FILM: Cat People (1942). Psychological horror, starring Simone Simon. (T) (b&w) 2.20 BBC News (T)

ITV 1 6.00 CITV 7.40 FILM: The Adventures Of Pinocchio (1996). A wooden puppet of a little boy is brought to life and sets off on a quest to become human. Family adventure, starring Martin Landau and the voice of Jonathan Taylor Thomas. 9.25 Best Ever Christmas Films. Rundown of yuletide favourites. (T) (R) 10.25 Goodnight Mister Tom. Wartime family drama, starring John Thaw. (T) (R) 12.20 ITV News; Weather (T) 12.30 FILM: Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties (2006). The lazy moggy is mistaken for an upper-class cat on a trip to London and moves into an aristocrat’s home. Family comedy, starring Breckin Meyer and with the voice of Bill Murray. (T) 2.00 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments. Robbie Coltrane narrates a countdown of the movie franchise’s best scenes. (T) (R) 3.30 FILM: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002). The wizard returns for a second term at Hogwarts. (T) 6.20 ITV News; Weather (T) 6.30 Emmerdale. Andy reluctantly agrees to Debbie’s latest proposal. (T) 7.00 The Unforgettable Ernie Wise. Profile of the comedian who, along with Eric Morecambe, made up popular double act Morecambe and Wise. (T) 8.00 Coronation Street. Hour-long episode. Becky returns home from hospital, determined to fight back, leaving Tracy unprepared when the police turn up at the Rovers to question her. Amber causes trouble on Sophie and Sian’s hen night, and Eva puts a deposit on a flat after mistakenly thinking Nick wants to live with her. Mary offers to give Norris piano lessons ready for his contest with Sylvia, and Chesney is left holding the baby when Katy goes out with the girls. (T) 9.00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. The Belgian sleuth is summoned when Colin Race is distracted from an investigation into a spy ring by the discovery of a murder victim surrounded by stopped clocks at the home of blind ex-teacher Millicent Pebmarsh. When a second death is reported, Poirot realises the man was killed elsewhere and brought to the scene, though the neighbours claim to have seen nothing. Mystery, starring David Suchet, with Anna Massey, Jaime Winstone, Lesley Sharp, Phil Daniels, Geoffrey Palmer and Tessa Peake-Jones. (T) 11.00 ITV News; Weather (T) 11.15 FILM: Gladiator (2000). A Roman general is forced to fight as a gladiator and uses his position to seek revenge for the murder of his family. Oscar-winning epic, with Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix (T); ITV News Headlines 2.05 FILM: Vertigo (1958). Hitchcock thriller, starring James Stewart. (T) 4.10 ITV Nightscreen

SATELLITE / DIGITAL Boxing Day FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 12.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway?. American edition of the improvisation show. 12.10 FILM: Gun For A Coward (1956). Three brothers try to deal with a band of cattle rustlers attacking their herd, but personal differences lead to rising tensions. Western, with Fred MacMurray and Jeffrey Hunter. (T) 2.00 FILM: Young Guns II: Blaze Of Glory (1990). Billy the Kid springs two of his gang from prison and heads for Mexico _ with a former partner in relentless pursuit. Western sequel, starring Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland. (T) 4.00 Human Target. Chance is tracked down by a billionaire whose husband died mysteriously. 5.00 Human Target. Chance is hired to protect the wife of a man he killed. 6.00 Law & Order. Two officers are implicated in a murder. (T) 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Grissom and Warrick try to ascertain what happened to an old woman whose mummified body has been found locked in a closet, and Catherine investigates the discovery of a gun on a suburban lawn. Meanwhile, Sara and Nick arrive at the scene of a break-in to find a teenager has been raped. Drama, starring William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger and Gary Dourdan. (T) 8.00 CSI: Miami. A taxman is shot by the yacht owner whose property he was sent to repossess. (T) 9.00 NCIS. A woman claims to have witnessed the murder of a sailor, but a lack of physical evidence causes the team to question what actually took place. (T) 10.00 NCIS. The team is called to investigate the discovery of a Marine’s body at the foot of a cliff. (T) 11.00 CSI: Miami. A shark caught off the Miami coast is found to contain a human torso bearing a bullet wound _ and a tattoo that leads the team to suspect the victim was a political refugee. (T) 12.00 True Justice 1.00 Close

FILM 4 11.00 Those Glory, Glory Days (1983). A journalist’s chance meeting with her soccer idol brings back memories of her teenage years. Drama, starring Zoe Nathenson and Danny Blanchflower. (T) 12.50 Elf (2003). A man raised as an elf in Santa’s workshop retraces his human roots in New York, but is unprepared for life in the Big Apple. Fantasy comedy, starring Will Ferrell and James Caan. (T) 2.40 Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (1959). An explorer discovers a prehistoric monster-infested world beneath Earth’s crust. Sci-fi adventure based on Jules Verne’s novel, starring Pat Boone, James Mason and Arlene Dahl. (T) 5.15 Deck The Halls (2006). Two neighbours feud over who has the best Christmas lights and end up resorting to desperate measures to outdo each other. Comedy, starring Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick. (T) 7.00 Edward Scissorhands (1990). A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his creation with scissor-like blades instead of hands. A kindly woman from a nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely boy and welcomes him into her home. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price. (T) 9.00 Transformers (2007). Teenager Sam Witwicky is treated to his first car by his dad. However, the vehicle turns out to be an alien scout with a life of its own and before long embroils Sam in a long-running intergalactic war between two factions of giant shape-changing robots, which have come to Earth to find a mystical cube that grants infinite power to its possessor. (T) 11.45 Timecrimes (2007). A man travels an hour into the past, but must make sure he does not change his own history. Sci-fi thriller, starring Karra Elejalde and Candela Fernandez. 1.45 The Fountain (2006). Romantic sci-fi drama, starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. (T)

ITV 2 6.00 Kelly Clarkson: The Hot Desk. . (R) 6.10 The Xtra Factor: Winner’s Story 2011. Charting Little Mix’s rise to fame. (T) (R) 7.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (R) 7.30 Coronation Street. Hour-long episode. A drunken Becky’s flat goes up in flames when she falls asleep. (T) (R) 8.30 Emmerdale. Hour-long episode. Amy makes a decision about Kyle’s future. (T) (R) 9.30 The Xtra Factor: Gary’s Best And Worst. (R) 10.30 FILM: A Cinderella Story (2004). An unhappy teenager at the beck and call of a selfish stepmother and her nasty daughters finds hope through an online romance. Comedy, starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. Includes FYI Daily. (T) 12.30 The Cube Celebrity Special. With Coronation Street stars Ryan Thomas and Julie Hesmondhalgh. (T) (R) 1.30 The Planet’s Funniest Animals. Video clips featuring troublesome pets and crazy wild animals. (R) 1.45 New You’ve Been Framed!. A festive selection of camcorder calamities. (T) (R) 2.15 All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special. Teams from Coronation Street and Emmerdale compete. (T) (R) 3.00 The Big Quiz _ Coronation Street V Emmerdale. Soap stars go head to head. (T) (R) 4.00 Coronation Street. Hour-long episode. A drunken Becky’s flat goes up in flames when she falls asleep. (T) (R) 5.00 Emmerdale. Hourlong episode. Amy makes a decision about Kyle’s future. (T) (R) 6.00 The Only Way Is EsseXmas. Christmas edition of the reality show. (T) (R) 7.00 New You’ve Been Framed: The Next Generation. Comedian Harry Hill narrates a selection of viewer-submitted comical clips featuring troublesome teenagers, sibling rivalry and particularly trying babies. (T) (R) 8.00 FILM: The Polar Express (2004). (T) 10.00 FILM: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Amnesiac rogue assassin Jason Bourne’s long-buried memories are reawakened by a British journalist researching the secret organisation who were responsible for transforming him into a killing machine (T) 12.15 Coronation Street (T) (R) 1.20 Emmerdale (T) (R) 1.50 Comedy Cuts (T) (R)

CHANNEL 4 6.20 The Treacle People. PC Pendle tries roller blading. (T) (R) 6.30 FILM: Benji The Hunted (1987). Talented mongrel Benji is stranded in the Canadian wilderness,Disney adventure, starring Red Steagall. (T) 8.00 The Bear. Animation based on the Raymond Briggs tale. (T) (R) 8.30 The Morning Line. Racing preview. (T) 9.25 The Big Bang Theory. Howard tells his mother he is engaged to Bernadette. (T) (R) 9.55 The Big Bang Theory. Bernadette receives her PhD. (T) 10.25 The Simpsons. Homer gets trapped in a cave. (T) (R) 10.55 The Simpsons. Bart is kidnapped by a chimpanzee. (T) (R) 11.25 FILM: Bugsy Malone (1976). A small-time chancer gets mixed up in the war between rival gangsters over a powerful new weapon.(T) 1.15 Channel 4 Racing. Live coverage from Kempton Park and Wetherby. (T) 3.40 The Simpsons. A department store Santa grants Lisa’s Christmas wish. (T) (R) 4.10 Deal Or No Deal: Deal Panto. Noel Edmonds hosts a pantomime edition. (T) 5.10 Christmas Coach Trip. The Christmas experience reaches Lapland. (T) 5.45 Channel 4 News (T) 6.00 Members of the public reflect on religious issues. (T) 6.05 Hollyoaks. The soap pays a festive tribute to It’s a Wonderful Life. (T) 6.35 Come Dine With Me: Christmas Special. Linda Nolan hosts a Jack and the Beanstalk-themed dinner party. (T) 7.05 FILM: Home Alone (1990). A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy. (T) 9.00 Bear’s Wild Weekend With Miranda. Bear Grylls challenges Miranda Hart to accompany him on a two-day expedition in one of the highest and wildest parts of the Swiss Alps. (T) 10.00 Chris Moyles’ Christmas Quiz Night. The Radio 1 DJ competes against comedian James Corden, singer Olly Murs and choreographer Louie Spence in a festive edition of the quiz show, (T) 10.50 Father Ted: Unintelligent Design. Creators Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews talk about their sources of inspiration for the show. As well as popular programmes including Fawlty Towers, Only Fools & Horses, Seinfeld and The Simpsons, the duo were influenced by events in real life and discuss the stand-ups, priests, politicians and Irish beauty pageants that have shaped their comedy world. (T) (R) 11.20 Small, Far Away _ The World Of Father Ted. Documentary (T) (R) 12.25 Father Ted (T) (R) 12.55 Random Acts (T) 1.00 FILM: The Godfather (1972). Gangster drama, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. (T) 4.05 London’s Burning (T) (R) 5.00 World War II: The Last Heroes (T) (R) 5.55 Brothers & Sisters (T) (R)

FIVE 6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 ThunderCats. The cats come to the aid of small robotic bears. (T) 10.35 Meerkat Manor. One of the meerkats prepares to give birth. (T) (R) 11.05 Meerkat Manor. Daisy gives birth in the wrong burrow. (T) (R) 11.35 Ice Road Truckers. Lisa Kelly is recruited to be part of a three-truck convoy. (T) (R) 12.35 5 News Lunchtime. The day’s headlines. (T) 12.45 FILM: The Producers (2005). A washed-up Broadway producer and his neurotic accountant stage a musical tribute to Hitler as a get-rich-quick scheme. Musical comedy, starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. (T) 3.10 FILM: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954). A cowboy decides to get married, prompting his six hellraising brothers to kidnap brides for themselves. Stanley Donen’s musical Western, starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell. (T) 5.10 FILM: The Wizard Of Oz (1939). A tornado whisks a young girl off to a magical land where she embarks on a journey in search of the wizard who knows the way home. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland and Ray Bolger. (T) 7.05 Britain’s Favourite Christmas Songs. A countdown of popular songs that are guaranteed to make any Christmas party go with a swing. Highlights include the Jackson 5’s Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Greg Lake’s I Believe in Father Christmas, the Waitresses’ Christmas Wrapping and the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s Fairytale of New York. Is Mud’s Lonely This Christmas past its sell-by date? Will Jona Lewie ever Stop the Cavalry? And where would any Christmas party be without Slade and their classic anthem Merry Xmas Everybody? But which one will top the nation’s festive chart? Featuring contributions by artists, producers, video directors, composers and journalists, who reveal an insight into the creation of the songs and their accompanying videos. (T) (R) 10.00 FILM: Dirty Dancing (1987). A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show the pair were due to perform in. Luckily, a naive teenager is happy to step in, and is treated to a whirlwind holiday education on life, love and expressing herself. Romantic drama, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach. Including 5 News Update. (T) 12.05 FILM: Fragile (2005). Premiere. Horror, starring Calista Flockhart. (T) 2.00 SuperCasino 4.00 Meals In Moments (T) (R) 4.10 Grey’s Anatomy 4.55 County Secrets (T) (R) 5.10 House Doctor (T) (R) 5.35 House Doctor (T) (R)

ITV 1 11.15 FILM: Gladiator (2000). A Roman general is forced to fight as a gladiator and uses his position to seek revenge for the murder of his family. Oscar-winning epic, with Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix (T); ITV News Headlines

CHANNEL 4 7.05 FILM: Home Alone (1990). A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard (T)

E4 6.00 Earthsea. Conclusion of the two-part fantasy. (T) (R) 7.40 The Sword Of Xanten. Part one of two. Fantasy, starring Benno Furmann. (T) (R) 9.30 The Sword Of Xanten. Concluding part of the epic fantasy, starring Benno Furmann. (T) (R) 11.10 Olive, The Other Reindeer. Animation. (T) (R) 12.10 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Festive spin-off of the animated films, with the voice of John Leguizamo. (T) 12.40 Scrubs. (T) (R) 1.10 Scrubs. (T) (R) 1.40 Hollyoaks. Warren lures Mitzeee to Louise’s makeshift grave on Christmas Eve. (T) (R) 2.10 FILM: Crocodile Dundee (1986). An Australian hunter with a larger-than-life reputation accompanies a reporter from the Outback to the urban jungle of Manhattan. (T) 4.00 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. (T) 4.30 Rules Of Engagement. Audrey and Jeff avoid a dinner party to attend another event. (T) (R) 5.00 Scrubs. JD films the birth of a baby. (T) (R) 5.25 Scrubs. JD finds a new friend. (T) (R) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory. The pals try to start a conversation with a sci-fi star. (T) (R) 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon takes charge of Penny’s business. (T) (R) 7.00 Hollyoaks. Texas and Jodie try to deal with the fallout of the previous day’s events, and Joel is left questioning whether there is still a place for him in the village after all that has happened. (T) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother (T) (R) 8.00 How I Met Your Mother. (T) (R) 8.30 Made In Chelsea: Christmas Special. Festive edition of the reality series in which the socialites gear up for the season in style. (T) (R) 10.00 Desperate Scousewives. Chris and Mark are no closer to sorting out their problems, so Chris makes a bold gesture. (T) 11.05 Sorority Girls. Five pledges are officially initiated into the UK’s first ever sorority when they are chosen by their American sisters. Last in the series. (T) (R) 12.10 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 12.40 The Big Bang Theory (T) (R) 1.05 Scrubs (T) (R) 1.40 Scrubs (T) (R) 2.10 How I Met Your Mother (T) (R) 2.30 Made In Chelsea: Christmas Special (T) (R) 4.00 Make It Or Break It (T) (R) 4.40 Rules Of Engagement (T) (R)

BBC 3 7.00 Winter Wipeout. Richard Hammond presents this chilly new version of Total Wipeout, which sees the contestants wrapping up warm to tackle a snow-covered course with winter-themed obstacles and seasonal challenges. (T) (R) 8.00 Don’t Tell The Bride: Christmas Special. Brighton-based groomto-be Juan, 26, is given #12,000 to plan every detail of his nuptials and give his 25-year-old fiancee the festive wedding of her dreams _ an Alice in Wonderland-themed ceremony in the middle of New York’s Central Park, complete with snow and Christmas lights, to reflect her name. (T) (R) 9.00 Most Annoying People Of 2011. Part one of two. Counting down the year’s most irritating people Richard Bacon narrates. (T) 10.30 EastEnders. Yusef’s actions put the whole of Albert Square in danger. Meanwhile, Denise teams up with Kim and Patrick to throw a Christmas party at the B&B _ but her celebrations are cut short when she is cornered by Phil, who is determined to retrieve the evidence that could send him to prison. (T) (R) 11.00 Russell Howard’s Good News: Christmas Special 2009. Festive edition of the topical comedy from 2009 in which the Mock the Week star offers his perspective on the big stories that were making headlines. (T) (R) 11.30 Family Guy. The residents of Quahog are invited to spend an evening at James Woods’ mansion, but guests start turning up dead, transforming the event into a murder mystery. (T) (R) 12.15 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.00 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.20 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.40 Family Guy (T) (R) 2.05 Great Movie Mistakes III: Not In 3D (T) (R) 3.00 Don’t Tell The Bride: Christmas Special (T) (R) 4.00 Most Annoying People Of 2011 (T) (R)

FIVE 10.00 FILM: Dirty Dancing (1987). A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show the pair were due to perform in.

TV GUIDE New Years Eve BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. News, sport and entertainment reports. (T) 10.00 New Year’s Eve Saturday Kitchen. With Downton Abbey star Brendan Coyle. (T) 11.30 Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers. Recipes for cottage pie and apple tart. (T) (R) 12.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (T) 12.15 Football Focus. A look ahead to the New Year’s Eve fixtures. (T) 1.00 Formula 1: 2011 Season Review. A look back at the season. (T) 2.00 FILM: The Pacifier (2005). A military veteran is assigned to protect a family from assassins, but finds the kids harder to cope with than the hitmen. Family comedy, starring Vin Diesel and Lauren Graham. (T) 3.30 A Question Of Sport. With Sally Gunnell, Johnny Murtagh, Scott Quinnell and Gordon Strachan. (T) (R) 4.00 Final Score. Round-up of football results. (T) 5.10 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (T) 5.30 Comic Relief 2011: What A Cracker. Comedy highlights and updates from the fundraising event. (T) (R) 6.25 Winter Wipeout. Winter version of Total Wipeout. (T) 7.25 FILM: Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007). The swashbuckling rogues join forces with old foe Barbossa against the villainous Lord Beckett, who has begun a reign of terror in the Caribbean. But first they have to journey to the ends of the Earth to free Captain Jack Sparrow from his hellish imprisonment in Davy Jones’ Locker, as well as uniting pirates from across the globe into an army. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Chow Yun-Fat, and featuring a cameo appearance by Keith Richards. (T) 10.00 BBC News; Weather (T) 10.20 Match Of The Day. Gary Lineker presents highlights of today’s Premier League clashes (T) 11.40 The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws. OJ Borg presents the all-important Lotto and Thunderball draws, along with the Lotto Plus 5 results. (T) 11.50 New Year Live 2011. Jake Humphrey joins the people of London to welcome in the new year, as the chimes of Big Ben are followed by a fireworks display lighting up the sky over the River Thames. (T) 12.15 Lee Mack Going Out Live (T); National Lottery Update (T) 1.15 Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow (T) (R) 2.15 Weatherview (T) 2.20 BBC News (T)

BBC 2 6.00 CBeebies 7.05 CBBC 10.05 FILM: Home On The Range (2004). Three cows band together to catch an outlaw cattle rustler hoping to get his hands on their farm. Disney animated comedy, featuring the voices of Roseanne Barr and Judi Dench. (T) 11.15 FILM: First Daughter (2004). The US president’s daughter enrols at college, unaware a special agent has been assigned to keep an eye on her. Romantic comedy, with Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas and Michael Keaton. (T) 12.55 Escape To The Country. Family homes on the border between Suffolk and Essex. (T) (R) 1.35 FILM: Viva Knievel! (1977). Drug smugglers plot to murder stunt rider Evel Knievel as he prepares for his greatest ever feat of daring. Adventure, starring the motorcyclist as himself alongside Lauren Hutton. (T) 3.15 Springwatch Christmas Special. Highlights from the past year of the series. (T) (R) 4.45 FILM: The Guns Of Navarone (1961). Second World War adventure, starring Gregory Peck. (T) 7.15 Flog It!. James Lewis and David Barby offer advice in Stoke-on-Trent, while presenter Paul Martin visits the nearby Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire, one of England’s finest Elizabethan timberframed manor houses, to see what treasures it holds. (T) (R) 8.00 Morecambe & Wise: The Show What Paul Merton Did. Paul Merton hosts a festive celebration of the British comedy duo whose sketches were watched by millions of families. Features archive footage, tributes from their comedic peers and comments from contemporary performers who still feel their influence today. (T) (R) 9.00 Eric & Ernie. Drama charting the early years of one of Britain’s best comedy double acts, focusing on the influence of Eric Morecambe’s mother Sadie (Victoria Wood). (T) (R) 10.30 Parkinson, Morecambe & Wise. Michael Parkinson looks back at his 1972 chat show interview with much-loved comedy legends Morecambe and Wise. (T) (R) 11.15 Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2011. Jools Holland brings in the New Year, with performances by Cyndi Lauper, Jessie J, Sandie Shaw, Aloe Blacc, James Morrison, the Vaccines, Imelda May, Buddy Greco and Caro Emerald. (T) 1.30 Glastonbury Best Bits 2011 (T) (R)

ITV 1 8.00 CITV 7.50 FILM: Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders (2000). The cowardly canine and his friends investigate tall tales of aliens, but end up in all kinds of danger. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of Jeff Bennett and Scott Innes. (T) 9.25 Monk. Animated series about a mischievous dog. (T) 9.30 Horrid Henry. Cartoon about a mischievous youngster. (T) (R) 9.45 Funniest Ever You’ve Been Framed!. Featuring practical jokes and musical mishaps. (T) (R) 10.45 Coronation Street. Omnibus. (T) 1.30 ITV News; Weather (T) 1.45 FILM: Pride And Prejudice (2005). One of five sisters forms an unlikely romantic attachment to an aloof gentleman. Period drama, based on Jane Austen’s novel, with Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen and Judi Dench. (T) 4.05 FILM: The Queen (2006). Fact-based drama about how the royal family and Tony Blair dealt with the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana. Starring an Oscar-winning Helen Mirren, with Michael Sheen. (T) 6.05 Regional News; Weather (T) 6.15 ITV News; Weather (T) 6.30 Harry Hill’s TV Burp Xmas Special. Compilation of the show’s festive specials. (T) (R) 7.00 Westlife: For The Last Time. Having announced their intention to go their separate ways after a farewell tour next year, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan are joined by presenter Christine Bleakley to celebrate their 14-year career with this greatest hits special. (T) (R) 8.00 The Cube. Phillip Schofield presents as two more contestants _ 22-year-old call centre manager Jamie from Edinburgh, and project engineer Dean from Cardiff Last in the series. (T) 9.00 Brand New It’ll Be Alright On The Night 2. A selection of cringe-inducing TV bloopers featuring some of TV’s biggest names. (T) 10.00 ITV News; Weather (T) 10.15 The Nation’s Favourite Bee Gees Song. Amanda Holden narrates a countdown of the group’s most popular compositions, as voted for by the British public. (T) (R) 11.45 ITV News And Countdown To 2012 (T) 12.05 That Was 2011: The ITV News Review Of The Year (T) 1.05 FILM: The Blues Brothers (1980). Comedy, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd (T); ITV News Headlines 3.20 In Plain Sight 4.50 ITV Nightscreen 5.55 ITV Morning News (T)

SATELLITE / DIGITAL New Years Eve FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 12.00 Cinemania. A selection of the greatest moments in film history. 12.15 FILM: A Carol Christmas (2003). A TV talk-show host gets a shock when three spirits each pay her a visit to teach her a valuable lesson. Festive comedy drama, with Tori Spelling, Dinah Manoff and Michael Landes. (T) 2.00 FILM: Young Guns II: Blaze Of Glory (1990). Billy the Kid springs two of his gang from prison and heads for Mexico _ with a former partner in relentless pursuit. Western sequel, starring Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland. (T) 4.00 NCIS. A Marine is found dead at the foot of a cliff. (T) 5.00 NCIS. A pair of eyeballs is posted to a petty officer’s home. (T) 5.55 Inside Hollywood. Magazine show. 6.00 Human Target. 7.00 Human Target. 8.00 Human Target. Ilsa decides to move back to London, but reconsiders when the woman she suspected her late husband, Marshall of having an affair with makes number of revelations about his past 9.00 FILM: Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008). A battlehardened officer protecting a farming planet faces the death penalty when voracious giant insects overrun the world. He receives a stay of execution in return for leading a band of soldiers on a vital mission to rescue a powerful political leader. Sci-fi sequel, starring Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock and Stephen Hogan. 11.00 CSI: Miami. The team investigates the gruesome case of a five-year-old abducted from the play area of an amusement park and murdered in a nearby toilet block. (T) 12.00 True Justice 1.00 SuperCasino 4.00 Close

FILM 4 11.00 One Million Years BC (1966). Two cave-dwellers fall in love and have to flee from angry tribal chiefs. Prehistoric adventure, starring Raquel Welch and John Richardson, with special effects by Ray Harryhausen. (T) 1.00 Fred Claus (2007). Santa Claus reluctantly agrees to bail his selfish estranged brother out of jail _ on condition he helps to make toys for Christmas. Comedy, starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti. (T) 3.10 The Lavender Hill Mob (1951). An unassuming bank worker hatches a plot to steal #1million in gold bullion and turn it into statues of the Eiffel Tower. Ealing comedy, starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway. (T) (b&w) 4.50 The Three Musketeers (1993). A trio of outlawed royal guards fight to stop an evil cardinal seizing the French throne. Swashbuckling comedy adventure, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen and Oliver Platt. (T) 6.55 Footloose (1984). A rebellious student from the city clashes with a preacher from a small religious community, who believes dancing is immoral. Drama, with Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow. (T) 9.00 Four Lions (2010). Disillusioned British Muslim Omar decides to form a terrorist cell, but the only recruits he can find are his dim-witted friend, an angry and bitter white convert and a timid bomb-maker. The group’s incompetent attempts to strike a blow against Western society culminate in a scheme to attack the London marathon. Chris Morris’ satirical comedy, with Rizwan Ahmed and Kayvan Novak. (T) 11.00 Rushmore (1999). A student causes chaos at a private school when he develops a crush on a teacher. Comedy drama, starring Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray. (T) 12.45 Primal (2010). Australian horror, starring Zoe Tuckwell-Smith. (T) 2.20 Flash Point (2007). Action thriller, starring Donnie Yen. 4.00 Close

ITV 2 6.00 The Planet’s Funniest Animals. Video clips featuring troublesome pets and crazy wild animals. (T) (R) 6.25 Emmerdale. Omnibus. (T) 10.00 Paddy’s 2011 Show And Telly. Celebrity quiz about the year’s TV, hosted by Paddy McGuinness. (T) (R) 11.00 All Star Family Fortunes. Teams from This Morning and Emmerdale compete. Last in the series. (T) (R) 12.00 FILM: Dennis (1993). A well-meaning little boy’s inability to stay out of trouble leads to the constant fury of his curmudgeonly neighbour. Slapstick comedy, starring Walter Matthau and Mason Gamble. Including FYI Daily. (T) 1.45 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments. Robbie Coltrane narrates a countdown of the movie franchise’s best scenes. (T) (R) 3.45 FILM: Free Willy (1993). A boy befriends a captive killer whale, but when he learns the animal is to be killed, he makes plans to release it into the ocean. Drama, with Jason James Richter and Lori Petty. Including FYI Daily. (T) 6.05 FILM: The Polar Express (2004).. (T) 8.00 FILM: Dante’s Peak (1997). A vulcanologist’s suspicions that a long-dormant volcano is about to erupt turn out to be true (T) 10.00 Celebrity Juice: 2041 _ A Juice Odyssey. On New Year’s Eve 2041, Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon is reunited in an old folks’(T) (R) 11.00 Tweets Of The Year. Rufus Hound narrates a review of 2011 as seen through posts on social-networking site Twitter, including interviews with users whose lives were changed by the utility. (T) (R) 12.30 Peter Andre: My Life (T) (R) 1.30 I’m A Celebrity: Best Trials Ever (R) 2.25 I’m A Celebrity: Jungle Gold (R) 3.20 I’m A Celebrity: Jungle Royalty (R) 4.10 Ghosthunting With The Only Way Is Essex (T) (R)

CHANNEL 4 6.00 The Treacle People. The heroes become trapped in the mines. (T) (R) 6.10 The Hoobs. Giving gifts. (T) (R) 6.35 The Hoobs. Tula has a bad fur day. (T) (R) 7.00 GT Academy. New series. Action from the international competition. (T) 7.30 Extreme Sailing Series. The conclusion of the 2011 season. Last in the series. (T) 8.00 The Morning Line. Racing preview. (T) 8.55 T4: The Big Bang Theory. Leonard and Penny endure an awkward night at the cinema. (T) 9.25 T4: The Big Bang Theory. Stuart asks Amy out on a date. (T) 9.50 T4: Shipwrecked: The Island. Carl asks the castaways to dress up in drag. (T) 10.50 T4: BeyoncÈ Live At Roseland. The star’s performances at New York’s Roseland Ballroom in August. (T) 11.55 FILM: Three Men And A Baby (1987). The lives of three flat-sharing bachelors change for ever when they end up taking care of a baby left on their doorstep. Comedy, with Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg. (T) 1.55 Channel 4 Racing. Alastair Down and Alice Plunkett present live coverage of six races. From Newbury, races start at 2.00, 2.30, 3.05 and 3.40. From Warwick at 2.15 and 3.20. (T) 3.55 The Simpsons. Marge tackles a conman. (T) (R) 4.25 Come Dine With Me. A Scottish-themed dinner party kicks off the week in Edinburgh. (T) (R) 4.55 Come Dine With Me. Irena Magdolowic hosts Edinburgh’s second party. (T) (R) 6.55 Channel 4 News (T) 7.05 A Christian lesbian who spends Christmas with her partner, their two daughters and the children’s biological fathers, discusses how the Christmas story helps her reflect on what family means to her. (T) 7.10 FILM: Porridge (1979). Cellmates Fletcher and Godber are coerced into aiding an escape attempt organised by the sinister Grouty (T) 9.00 Alan Carr’s New Year Specstacular. The comedian takes over the Channel 4 basement to throw a New Year’s Eve party to remember, passing the drinks round to guests including Jonathan Ross, Micky Flanagan, Gok Wan, Olly Murs, Bruno Tonioli and Alesha Dixon _ who proved herself fond of a glass or two when she appeared on Chatty Man just a few weeks ago. 11.35 Rude Tube: Epic Christmas. Alex Zane presents the 50 greatest festive internet videos, featuring silly outfits, bonkers behaviour and inappropriate gifts. (T) (R) 12.40 The Simpsons (T) 1.10 FILM: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956). Sci-fi thriller, starring Kevin McCarthy. (T) (b&w)

FIVE 6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Impossible?. A couple from Rugby, Warwickshire, compete. (T) 11.00 World’s Strongest Man 2011. Heat four of the finals from North Carolina. (T) (R) 12.00 Ice Road Truckers. Lisa Kelly struggles to transport an oversized load. (T) (R) 12.55 Ben Hur. Historical drama, starring Joseph Morgan. (T) (R) 4.35 FILM: 21 (2008). Premiere. A brilliant but hard-up student agrees to be inducted into a card-counting scam to raise the money he needs to enrol in college. Drama, with Kevin Spacey and Jim Sturgess. Including 5 News Update. (T) 6.55 5 News Weekend. The day’s headlines. (T) 7.00 World’s Strongest Man 2011. James Richardson and Caroline Pearce present heat five of the finals from Wingate University, North Carolina, where the line-up for the final was set to be decided. Britain’s Jack McIntosh was among those trying to finish in the top two and progress, along with 2008 runner-up Derek Poundstone and the man who finished fourth last year, Stefan Solvi Petursson. (T) 8.00 TV’s 50 Greatest Magic Tricks. TV illusionists have been sawing ladies in half, catching bullets between their teeth, reading minds and performing feats of escapology for decades. Channel 5 counts down the best, including the astonishing set-pieces of Penn and Teller, the mind-bending of Derren Brown and the street magic of David Blaine. It features spectacular illusions, such as making the Statue of Liberty disappear, intimate card tricks and the lighter side of the business, thanks to the inclusion of comedy great Tommy Cooper. Paul Daniels and new kid on the block Dynamo also feature in this magic compendium, with contributions from Joe Pasquale, Dick and Dom, and Stephen Mulhern. (T) 10.40 FILM: Up The Front (1972). A cowardly footman is hypnotised into enlisting during the First World War. He becomes an unlikely hero by helping to steal secret German plans by having them tattooed on his bottom, but has to escape a seductive enemy agent scheming to get her hands on the information. Comedy, starring Frankie Howerd, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bill Fraser, Lance Percival and Dora Bryan. (T) 12.25 Comedy Kings: Best Of Just For Laughs (T) (R) 12.50 SuperCasino 4.00 Great Artists (T) (R) 4.25 Divine Designs (T) (R) 4.50 County Secrets (T) (R) 5.00 Hana’s Helpline (T) (R) 5.10 The Milkshake! Show (T) (R) 5.35 Thomas & Friends (T) (R) 5.45 Roary The Racing Car (T) (R)

BBC 1 7.25 FILM: Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007). The swashbuckling rogues join forces with old foe Barbossa against the villainous Lord Beckett, who has begun a reign of terror in the Caribbean.

CHANNEL 4 11.55 FILM: Three Men And A Baby (1987). The lives of three flat-sharing bachelors change for ever when they end up taking care of a baby left on their doorstep. Comedy, with Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg. (T)

E4 6.00 FILM: Annie (1982). An orphan wins the affections of a billionaire, but someone is out to ruin her chances of happiness. Musical, based on the stage play, starring Aileen Quinn and Albert Finney. (T) 8.30 Made In Chelsea. Spencer sees Caggie on a date with Thomas. 9.35 Made In Chelsea. Millie discovers the truth about Hugo and Rosie. 10.35 Hollyoaks. Omnibus. (T) 1.15 FILM: Star Trek: Generations (1994). Captains Kirk and Picard battle a deranged scientist obsessed with finding a mysterious energy source. Sci-fi sequel, starring Patrick Stewart, William Shatner and Malcolm McDowell. (T) 3.30 Sorority Girls. The five pledges are chosen. Last in the series. (T) 4.35 Desperate Scousewives. Chris and Mark’s problems continue. 5.35 Scrubs. JD’s elder brother woos Elliot. (T) (R) 6.05 Scrubs. A pharmaceutical rep charms the medical staff. (T) (R) 6.35 The Big Bang Theory. . (T) (R) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. 7.30 Happy Endings. Penny’s mother visits and the gang is inspired by her enthusiasm, but when her daughter discovers she is hiding unhappy news, she decides to give her a reality check. Guest starring Megan Mullally (Will & Grace). (T) (R) 8.00 How I Met Your Mother. 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. 9.00 FILM: Mean Girls (2004). A teenager is surprised when she is befriended by the girls in the most popular clique at her new school. (T) 10.50 The Big Bang Theory. 11.20 The Big Bang Theory. 11.45 The Big Bang Theory. 12.15 My Name Is Earl (T) (R) 12.40 Rules Of Engagement (T) 1.10 Rules Of Engagement (T) 1.40 Russell Brand: Scandalous (T) (R) 2.35 Switched (T) (R) 2.55 Switched (T) (R) 3.20 Hollyoaks (T) (R)

BBC 3 7.00 Great Movie Mistakes III: Not In 3D. Robert Webb explores footage of the most memorable mishaps that have been spotted in films, including Oscar-nominated masterpieces and box-office flops, in the past year, and shares his views on the clips. The programme features continuity mistakes, terrible anachronisms, physical blunders, factual errors and members of the crew sneaking into shot. (T) (R) 9.00 Most Annoying People Of 2011. Counting down the most irritating people of 2011. In the running are the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa Middleton, actor Charlie Sheen, who had several bizarre TV interviews, footballer Wayne Rooney, whose private life attracted major media interest, plus former cricketer Shane Warne and fashion designer John Galliano. Contributors include paparazzo and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Darryn Lyons, Geordie Shore reality star Vicky Pattison and Big Fat Gypsy Weddings’ Paddy Doherty. Richard Bacon narrates. (T) (R) 12.00 Family Guy (T) (R) 12.40 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.30 American Dad! (T) (R) 1.50 American Dad! (T) (R) 2.15 American Dad! (T) (R) 2.35 American Dad! (T) (R) 3.00 How Not To Live Your Life (T) (R) 4.00 Great Movie Mistakes III: Not In 3D (T) (R) 5.00 Close

ITV 2 3.45 FILM: Free Willy (1993). A boy befriends a captive killer whale, but when he learns the animal is to be killed, he makes plans to release it into the ocean. Drama, with Jason James Richter and Lori Petty. Including FYI Daily. (T)

TV GUIDE New Years Day BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. News, sport and entertainment reports. (T) 8.40 Match Of The Day. Including highlights of Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur. (T) (R) 10.00 Winter Wipeout. Winter version of Total Wipeout. (T) (R) 11.00 FILM: Mouse Hunt (1997). Two brothers want to auction off the valuable family home, but face a battle of wits to rid the property of its resident mouse. Slapstick comedy, starring Lee Evans and Nathan Lane. (T) 12.35 BBC News; Weather (T) 12.45 The Archbishop Of Canterbury’s New Year Message. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivers his New Year address. 12.50 Songs Of Praise _ New Year’s Day Big Sing. With guest performers Alexandra Burke and Katie Melua. (T) 1.30 FILM: Wallace & Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (2005). The inventor and his canine sidekick go on the hunt for a destructive giant rabbit. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. (T) 2.50 FILM: The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008). The four Pevensie children return to the magical land of Narnia to help the rightful king to reclaim his throne. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Ben Barnes and William Moseley. (T) 5.05 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (T) 5.30 FILM: Bolt (2008). Premiere. A lost canine TV star who believes his onscreen adventures are real tries to find his way home. Animated adventure, with the voices of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus. (T) 7.00 EastEnders. Extended episode. Pat’s friends and family gather as her condition deteriorates rapidly. She reflects on life in Albert Square with Dot, Ian and her children _ but the person she wants to see most of all, her son David, is not there, and Janine still refuses to believe her stepmother is as ill as she claims. Derek is also unmoved by Pat’s plight and continues to taunt her, while Bianca notices a peculiar tension between Ricky and Mandy. (T) 8.10 Sherlock. New series. Holmes and Watson are on the case when a case of blackmail threatens to topple the monarchy. . (T) 9.40 Absolutely Fabulous. Edina’s client list is getting shorter by the day, and to make matters worse, her daughter despises her. So when she meets a famous French film star whom Saffy hugely admires, she believes the best way to earn back some respect _ and increase her income at the same time _ is to sign the actress as a client. (T) 10.10 BBC News; Regional News; Weather (T) 10.35 Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall.(T) 11.35 FILM: Cold Mountain (2003). An American Civil War deserter makes a long journey in search of the woman he loves. (T) 2.00 Weatherview (T) 2.05 BBC News (T)

BBC 2 6.00 CBBC 9.55 FILM: Gun Fury (1953). A wealthy rancher sets out in pursuit of an ex-Confederate outlaw and his gang who abducted his fiancee en route to California. Western, with Rock Hudson and Donna Reed. (T) 11.15 New Year’s Day Concert From Vienna 2012. Performance by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jansons. (T) 12.40 FILM: Dean Spanley (2008). Premiere. An old man becomes convinced that a clergyman he meets is the reincarnation of his beloved childhood dog. Comedy drama, with Sam Neill, Peter O’Toole and Jeremy Northam. (T) 2.15 FILM: Force 10 From Navarone (1978). A commando mission to destroy a bridge in the Balkans that is vital to the Nazis is jeopardised by a traitor. Second World War adventure sequel, with Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw. (T) 4.15 The Archbishop Of Canterbury’s New Year Message. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivers his New Year address. (R) 4.20 FILM: The Eagle Has Landed (1976). Second World War spy adventure, with Michael Caine. (T) 6.30 You Have Been Watching _ David Croft. A tribute to the TV comedy writer. (T) (R) 7.30 Dad’s Army. (T) (R) (b&w) 8.00 Great Barrier Reef. New series. An exploration of Australia’s underwater ecosystem, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on the planet. In the first of three programmes, marine biologist Monty Halls examines the complex form of the coral reef itself and the wildlife that lives on it, from deadly fish-hunting snails and sharks that can walk on land to fighting corals and parrotfish, which cocoon themselves every night. (T) 9.00 A History Of Ancient Britain Special: Orkney’s Stone Age Temple. Neil Oliver reports on a newly discovered 5,000-year-old temple on Orkney. Built 500 years before Stonehenge, the undisturbed archaeology and artefacts found there. (T) 10.00 Match Of The Day 2. Colin Murray reviews the day’s Premier League action. (T) 11.00 QI XL. Extended edition. Stephen Fry asks Ross Noble, Jack Dee, Phill Jupitus and regular panellist Alan Davies questions about a hodgepodge of topics beginning with the letter H. (T) (R) 11.45 FILM: Broken Flowers (2005). A womaniser learns he might have a teenage son, so he tracks down his old girlfriends to find out which of them is the mother. Comedy drama, starring Bill Murray and Jeffrey Wright. (T) 1.25 BBC News (T)

ITV 1 6.00 CITV 8.15 FILM: Scooby-Doo And The Cyber Chase (2001). The curious quintet are transported inside a video game, and must battle their way out through puzzles and mazes. Animated adventure, with the voices of Bob Bergen and Scott Innes. (T) 9.25 FILM: Beethoven (1991). A family man is horrified at the chaos caused by his kids’ huge St Bernard, but has a change of heart when the dog is kidnapped. Comedy, starring Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt. (T) 11.00 FILM: Licence To Kill (1989). James Bond plans revenge on a ruthless drug baron who maimed his friend, but is forced to act without the support of MI6. Spy thriller, starring Timothy Dalton and Robert Davi. (T) 1.30 ITV News; Weather (T) 1.40 Inspector Morse. First-ever episode, starring John Thaw. (T) (R) 3.45 Downton Abbey. Violet has concerns about Rosamund’s new suitor (guest star Nigel Havers). (T) (R) 5.45 ITV News; Weather (T) 6.00 New You’ve Been Framed Top 100 Kids!. Humorous clips from the archives. (T) 7.00 FILM: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009). Premiere. The young wizard is given the task of uncovering the secrets of the dark lord Voldemort’s past as the evil sorcerer’s henchmen cause havoc in both the magical and mundane worlds. However, Voldemort’s influence extends closer to home than expected, as Harry’s rival Malfoy is chosen to carry out a sinister mission. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. (T) 9.45 The Unforgettable John Thaw. A tribute to the actor, who died in 2002. The programme explores his rise to fame playing DI Jack Regan in the gritty 1970s police drama The Sweeney, which led to his most memorable role as Oxford sleuth Inspector Morse. The star played the opera-loving detective for 13 years from 1987, before the character was killed off. With contributions by John’s widow Sheila Hancock and three daughters, plus home-movie footage. (T) 10.45 ITV News; Weather (T) 11.00 FILM: Analyze This (1999). A mobster plagued by such anxiety that it leaves him incapable of killing seeks the aid of a psychiatrist to regain his ruthless edge. Comedy, with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. (T) 12.55 Premiership Rugby Union (T); ITV News Headlines 1.50 FILM: The Whole Ten Yards (2004). Comedy sequel, starring Matthew Perry. (T) 3.25 ITV Nightscreen

SATELLITE / DIGITAL New Years Day FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 12.00 Inside Hollywood. Magazine show. 12.05 FILM: Hard Times (1975). A Depression-era bare-knuckle fighter enjoys a winning streak, unaware his manager is gambling away all the money they make. Drama, starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. (T) 2.00 Numb3rs. Colby is given instructions on escaping custody. 3.00 NCIS.4.00 NCIS.5.00 NCIS 5.55 Inside Hollywood. Magazine show. 6.00 CSI: NY. A vengeful killer wages a cyber war on healthcare workers. 7.00 CSI: Miami. The team faces a race against time to track down the killer of a mugger whose body is found to be contaminated by radiation. The investigation leads Horatio to an environmental lawyer _ who proves to be harbouring a tragic secret. Drama, starring David Caruso, Khandi Alexander and Emily Procter. (T) 8.00 CSI: Miami. A bomb goes off in a nightclub, killing the perpetrator in the process. The team examines the body, and discovers traces of radioactive material, sparking suspicion that another device has been planted somewhere in the city. It transpires the bomber was stabbed before the explosion _ and Horatio’s supposedly dead half-brother could have been involved. (T) 9.00 CSI: NY. The discovery of a woman’s body leads the detectives to investigate a party where a strange African fruit was used to confuse the victim’s taste buds and allow her to ingest sodium hydroxide. Meanwhile, Stella puts her career on the line in pursuit of a shady Greek diplomat. (T) 10.00 CSI: NY. A scuffle in a bridal shop sale ends in a woman’s death 10.55 CSI: Miami. Horatio and his team investigate the gruesome case of four family members found murdered in their own home 11.55 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Grissom examines the death of a transsexual 1.00 Close

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