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COMEDY.

The Last Ever Fast Shows Ever Parts 1, 2 and 3 (BBC1, Dec 27, 9pm)

Try to keep up with the pace of all the gags from this combination of three grand finales.

The Royle Family Christmas Special (BBC1, Christmas Day, 10.20pm)

The layabout family settle down after the turkey to enjoy an Animal Hospital Christmas Special.

Lily Live Christmas Special (ITV, Dec 23, 10pm)

Lily Savage gets sets for a rip-roaring live festive special as she gives her adoring public a taste of her sharp tongue.

Alistair McGowan's 2000 Impressions (BBC1, Dec 30, 9.30pm)

With Scots co-star Ronni Ancona, Alistair unveils all sorts of goodies including The Royal Royle Family, Posh and Becks, and even some scenes from the Big Brother house.FAMILYThe Corrs at Christmas (Sky One, Dec 21, 9pm)

Exclusive live coverage from Wembley Arena.

Stars in their Eyes Christmas Special (ITV, Dec 23, 5.40pm)

Big festive special of the popular lookalike, soundalike show.

S Club 7 Christmas Special (ITV, Christmas Eve, 9.55am)

Telly's favourite popsters have a Christmas crisis - they need cash to fly home to open up their pressies but the only job on offer is at Santa's grotto.

Badjelly the Witch (BBC1, Christmas Day, 9.10am)

Written by Spike Milligan, this is a wonderful children's story featuring simple animation characters interacting with the former Goon star. Magic.

The Ballad of Big Al (BBC1, Boxing Day, 4.20pm)

A Walking With Dinosaurs Special following the life story of Big Al - a three-ton Allosaurus from the Jurassic period. Dynamite.FACTUALArena: Clint Eastwood (BBC2, Christmas Day, 9.30pm

The movie legend talks candidly about his movies, marriages and mistakes.

Vets at Christmas ( BBC1, Dec 29, 8pm)

Sunday Mail vet Trude Mostue chooses an unusual gift for her mother back in Norway.

Sinatra: Good Guy Bad Guy? (ITV, Dec 29, 10.30pm)

Who was the real Sinatra? That's the question the likes of 'friends' Eddie Fisher, Jackie Mason, Janet Leigh and others try to answer.

After They Were Famous, the Sound of Music Children (ITV, Hogmanay, 6.30pm)

A look at what happened to the seven child actors who captivated millions 35 years ago as the Von Trapp children.DRAMALorna Doone (BBC1, Christmas Eve, 6.15pm)

Costume drama featuring young lovers, cruel outlaws and feuding families. Starring Martin Clunes, Barbara Flynn and Peter Vaughan.

The Bill Christmas Special (ITV, Dec 22, 8pm)

Christmas party arrangements have been left to bumbling PC Reg Hollis.

The Sleeper (BBC1, Dec 27, 8.55pm)

A supernatural thriller set in Dartmoor around the haunted farm of the Moon family. A star-studded cast which includes George Cole, Elizabeth Spriggs and Anna Massey.

A Christmas Carol (C4, Christmas Day, 7pm)

A great cast bring Dickens' classic to life, including Patrick Stewart as Scrooge and Richard E Grant as Bob Cratchit.
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Date:Dec 3, 2000
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