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Today's TV Saturday 12 December

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Today's TV Saturday 12 December
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6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

BREAKFAST (S)

10.00

SATURDAY KITCHEN LIVE With Jane Baxter, Theo Randall and Richard Osman. (S)

11.30

NIGELLA’S COOK, EAT, REPEAT (S) (R)

12.00

FOOTBALL FOCUS Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the weekend’s football. (S)

1.00

BBC NEWS (S)

1.15

BARGAIN HUNT Natasha Raskin Sharp and the team are in Newbury. (S) (R)

2.00

MONEY FOR NOTHING Items include an old bedroom cabinet and a box of wooden blocks. (S) (R)

2.45

FILM: THE BFG (2016) Fantasy adventure, starring Mark Rylance. (S)

4.30

FINAL SCORE A round-up of this afternoon’s football results. (S)

5.10

BBC NEWS (S)

5.20

BBC NEWSLINE; Weather (S)

5.30

POINTLESS CELEBRITIES A comedians version of the general knowledge quiz. (S)

6.15

THE HIT LIST Marvin and Rochelle Humes present a music-based quiz show in which contestants must name as many hit songs and artists as possible, with a £10,000 jackpot up for grabs. (S)

7PM
7.00

STRICTLY COME DANCING Bill, HRVY, Jamie, Maisie and Ranvir take to the dancefloor for the semi-final, judged by Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood. (S)

8PM
8.35

MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S THE WHEEL The comedian hosts a brand new Saturday-night gameshow, as contestants take on a colossal spinning wheel and answer questions in the hope of securing the a cash prize. (S)

9PM
9.35

BLACKADDER II Lord Melchett challenges Edmund to a drinking contest that he cannot get out of – but his puritanical aunt and uncle are visiting him on the same night. (S) (R)

10 PM
10.05

BBC NEWS (S); Weather

10.25

MATCH OF THE DAY Gary Lineker presents highlights of the latest Premier League matches, including Manchester United v Manchester City at Old Trafford. (S)

11PM
11.30

The NFL Show (S)

12.20

FILM: Three Summers (2017) Romantic comedy, starring Robert Sheehan. (S)

2.00

Weather for the Week Ahead (S)

2.05

BBC News (S)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.45

Wild & Weird (S) (R)

7.00

All Over the Place: Asia (S) (R)

7.30

The Dengineers (S) (R)

8.00

Blue Peter: Young Sports Personality Winner Revealed! (S) (R)

8.30

DIY Deadly with Steve Backshall (S) (R)

8.45

DIY Deadly with Steve Backshall (S) (R)

9.00

Waterhole: Africa’s Animal Oasis (S) (R)

10.00

Robot Wars: Battle of the Stars (S) (R)

11.00

Britain’s Christmas Story (S) (R)

12.00

Best Christmas Bakes Ever (S) (R)

12.45

The Hairy Bikers Home for Christmas (S) (R)

1.30

Debbie Reynolds: Talking Pictures (S) (R)

2.00

FILM: HALF A SIXPENCE (1967) Period musical, starring Tommy Steele and Julia Foster. (S)

4.20

ASTAIRE AND ROGERS SING GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN (S) (R) (b/w)

4.30

FLOG IT! (S)

5.30

WINTER’S WEIRDEST EVENTS (S) (R)

6.00

A MERRY TUDOR CHRISTMAS WITH LUCY WORSLEY (S) (R)

7PM
7.00

DRAGONS’ DEN An inventor with a passion for pets hopes the Dragons will appreciate his cat whistle, while an entrepreneur plans to tempt the millionaires to invest in her coconutbased desserts. (S) (R)

8PM
8.00

WATERHOLE: AFRICA’S ANIMAL OASIS It’s the hottest time of year, but the waterhole becomes busier at night. Hyena lurk in the shadows as the team uncovers the new dynamics of night-time at the waterhole.

9PM
9.00

FILM: THE MERCY (2017) Premiere. The story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1968. Drama, starring David Thewlis and Rachel Weisz. (S)

10PM
10.00

FILM: THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987) An incorruptible federal agent forms an elite squad to bring gangster Al Capone’s control of the underworld to an end. Thriller, with Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Robert De Niro. (S)

11PM
12.35

BBC News

12.55

FILM: The Unknown Girl (2016) Thriller, starring Adèle Haenel.

2.35

This Is BBC Two (S)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

Dino Dana (S) (R)

6.10

Mr Magoo (S) (R)

6.20

Mr Magoo (S) (R)

6.25

Mr Magoo (S) (R)

6.35

Thunderbirds Are Go (S) (R)

7.00

Dare Master (S) (R)

7.05

Mr Bean: The Animated Series (S) (R)

7.30

Scrambled! (S)

7.35

The Tom and Jerry Show (S) (R)

7.50

Hotel Transylvania (S) (R)

8.10

Craig of the Creek (S) (R)

8.30

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (S)

9.05

Teen Titans Go! (S) (R)

9.25

ITV NEWS (S)

9.30

JAMES MARTIN’S SATURDAY MORNING AT CHRISTMAS (S)

11.40

JOHN AND LISA’S CHRISTMAS KITCHEN (S)

12.40

ITV NEWS (S); Weather

12.50

MIDSOMER MURDERS (S) (R)

2.45

FILM: BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III (1990) Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox. (S)

5.00

CELEBRITY SUPERMARKET SWEEP (S)

6.00

ITV NEWS; Weather (S)

6.20

UTV LIVE (S); UTV Weather (S)

6.30

CELEBRITY CATCHPHRASE Stephen Mulhern hosts a special edition of the game show in which Adrian Edmondson, Jason Manford and Jenny Powell guess the familiar phrases hidden in animated clues. (S) (R)

7PM
7.30

THE CHASE CELEBRITY SPECIAL Ann Widdecombe, Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes and Jimmy Carr answer general knowledge questions and work as a team to take on quiz genius the Chaser and secure a cash prize for charity. (S) (R)

8PM
8.30

IT’LL BE ALRIGHT ON THE NIGHT David Walliams exposes TV’s biggest clangers, gaffes and fluffed cues, all rescued from the cutting-room floor. Including Brenda Blethyn’s run-in with an amorous puppy. (S)

9PM
9.30

THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW The host is joined by children’s author David Walliams, comedians Micky Flanagan and Judi Love, rapper Megan Thee Stallion and singer Robbie Williams. (S)

10PM
10.30

ITV NEWS (S); Weather

10.50

GARY BARLOW’S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM The singer/songwriter performs music from his latest album, and his greatest hits with an orchestra at London’s Natural History Museum. Guests include Michael Buble. (S) (R)

11PM
11.50

Not the Robbie Williams Christmas Show (S) (R)

12.40

Ideal World

3.00

Britain’s Brightest Family(S) (R)

3.25

ITV Nightscreen

6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

The Big Bang Theory (S) (R)

6.20

The Big Bang Theory (S) (R)

6.45

The Big Bang Theory (S) (R)

7.05

The Big Bang Theory (S) (R)

7.30

Heineken Champions Cup Rugby: The Big Tackle (S) (R)

8.30

Superhero Tri: At Home Winter Wonderwheels (S)

9.00

World Chase Tag–USA (S)

10.00

The Simpsons (S) (R)

10.30

The Simpsons (S) (R)

10.55

The Simpsons (S) (R)

11.30

The Simpsons (S) (R)

11.55

Extreme Cake Makers (S) (R)

12.30

LIVE HEINEKEN CHAMPIONS CUP RUGBY UNION Bristol Bears v Clermont Auvergne (Kick-off 1.00pm). Lee McKenzie presents coverage of both teams’ opening Pool B match, which comes from Ashton Gate. (S)

3.15

HESTON’S ULTIMATE FEAST (S) (R)

4.15

CHANNEL 4 NEWS (S)

4.30

FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING HIGHLIGHTS (S)

6.00

SCOTLAND: MY LIFE IN THE WILD (S)

7PM
7.00

JAMIE: KEEP COOKING AT CHRISTMAS Jamie Oliver looks at ways to make gifts to share. (S)

7.30

JUNGLE MYSTERY: LOST KINGDOMS OF THE AMAZON Ella Al-Shamahi travels to the Colombian jungle, which has been off-limits for years due to drugs and civil war, and where archaeologists have found a cache of prehistoric rock art. (S)

8PM
8.30

BRITAIN’S MOST HISTORIC TOWNS Alice Roberts explores Edinburgh and its role in the union between England and Scotland, as well as the story of Burke and Hare, and how it influenced British medical law. (S)

9PM
9.30

FILM: THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017) Premiere. Elisa Esposito is a mute singleton who lives above a cinema. Although friends with Giles, a neighbouring artist, she lives a lonely existence. While he has designs on the cafe worker nearby, Elisa cleans up at top-secret government lab, a bus ride away in Baltimore, Maryland. One day in 1962, she makes a life-changing discovery when Elisa finds an amphibious humanoid creature who is being held captive, and they embark on an extraordinary relationship. Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar and Bafta-winning fantasy, starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer and Doug Jones. (S)

11PM
12.00

FILM: Split (2016) Thriller, starring James McAvoy. (S)

2.10

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (S) (R)

3.00

Hollyoak (S) (R)

4.40

Fifteen to One (S) (R)

5.35

Work on the Wild Side (S) (R)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

Peppa Pig (S) (R)

6.20

Olly the Little White Van (S) (R)

6.25

Bob the Builder(S) (R)

6.40

Shane the Chef(S) (R)

6.50

Noddy: Toyland Detective (S) (R)

7.00

Thomas & Friends (S) (R)

7.15

Fireman Sam (S) (R)

7.25

Pirata & Capitano (S) (R)

7.35

Daisy & Ollie (S) (R)

7.45

Peppa Pig (S) (R)

8.05

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (S) (R)

8.25

Butterbean’s Cafe (S)

8.40

Little Princess (S) (R)

8.50

Abby Hatcher (S)

9.05

Wissper (S) (R)

9.40

The World According to Grandpa (S)

9.50

Peppa Pig (S) (R)

10.05

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (S) (R)

10.15

RYAN’S MYSTERY PLAYDATE (S) (R)

10.25

ACCESS (S)

10.35

FRIENDS (S) (R)

11.10

FRIENDS (S) (R)

11.35

FRIENDS (S) (R)

12.05

FILM: CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS (2004) Comedy, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen. (S)

2.05

FILM: A CHRISTMAS DUET (2019) Premiere. Romantic comedy, starring Chaley Rose. (S)

3.55

FILM: A VERY MERRY TOY STORE (2017) Festive drama, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez. (S)

5.40

FILM: SANTA WHO? (2000) Family comedy, starring Leslie Nielsen, Max Morrow and Tommy Davidson. (S)

7PM
7.35

5 NEWS WEEKEND (S)

7.40

ROSES VS QUALITY STREET: CHOCOLATE BOX WARS A look at the battle between two of the UK’s best loved assorted chocolate brands, and which triumphs when it comes to things like heritage, taste and value. (S)

8PM
8.35

PRINCESS ALICE: THE ROYALS’ GREATEST SECRET The story of the Queen’s mother-in-law and Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, featuring archive footage and interviews with those who know her story best. (S)

9PM
9.45

JANE MCDONALD & FRIENDS AT CHRISTMAS Jane McDonald hosts this festive variety show, performing her favourite songs, with ex-Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley, theatre star Zoe Birkett and glam rock pioneer Roy Wood. (S) (R)

10PM
10.40

FILM: CAPE FEAR (1991) A psychopathic rapist is released from prison and plots revenge on the defence attorney he blames for his imprisonment. Thriller remake, starring Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte. (S)

11PM
11.50

Access (S)

11.55

FILM: Cape Fear (1991) Concluded. (S)

1.15

The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show (S) (R)

3.15

NCIS (S) (R)

4.00

NCIS (S) (R)

4.40

NCIS (S) (R)

5.25

House Doctor (S) (R)

5.50

Access (S) (R)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

EURONEWS

6.10

TELESHOPPING

7.15

NATIONWIDE (R)

8.15

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES (S) (R)

8.45

FAIR CITY (S); Weather

10.15

MY KITCHEN RULES: AUSTRALIA (S) ; Weather

11.25

MY KITCHEN RULES: AUSTRALIA (S)

12.30

HOME RESCUE (S) (R)

1.00

RTÉ NEWS: ONE O’CLOCK; Weather (S)

1.10

THE DEN (S) (R)

2.10

LORDS AND LADLES (S) (R)

3.10

NEVEN’S CHRISTMAS MENU (S) (R)

3.40

CHRISTMAS THEN AND NOW (S) (R)

4.10

FILM: A ROYAL CHRISTMAS BALL (2017) Premiere. Drama, starring Tara Reid and Ingo Rademacher. (S)

5.45

NUACHT; RTÉ News with Signing

6.00

THE ANGELUS (R)

6.01

RTÉ NEWS: SIX ONE; Weather (S)

6.35

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. (S); Lotto

8PM
8.30

PAT SHORTT’S MUSIC FROM D’TELLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Pat presents a selection of festive favourites from more than 50 years of the RTÉ archive, including a clip of St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir accompanied by the James Last Orchestra. (S) (R)

9PM
9.30

RTÉ NEWS: NINE O’CLOCK; Weather (S)

10PM
10.00

DEIRDRE O’KANE TALKS FUNNY Comedian Deirdre O’Kane talks to a number of the country’s biggest names, celebrating their careers. (S)

10.50

THE TOMMY TIERNAN SHOW Improvised chat show in which neither the host nor the studio audience are told the identity of the guests in advance. (S) (R)

11PM
12.00

Dead Still (S) (R)

1.00

Les Misérables (S) (R)

2.10

Les Misérables (S) (R)

3.30

Line of Duty (S) (R)

5.00

Doctors (S) (R)

5.30

Doctors (S) (R)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.00

EuroNews

7.00

MYA GO (S) (R)

7.05

FIREMAN SAM (R)

7.15

BRIGHT SPARKS (S) (R)

7.25

EVERYTHING’S ROSIE (S) (R)

7.40

EVERYTHING’S ROSIE (S) (R)

7.50

PEEK ZOO (S) (R)

8.00

PEEK ZOO (S) (R)

8.05

Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (S)

8.30

Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (S)

8.55

Fish Hooks (S)

9.20

TEEN TITANS GO! (S) (R)

9.45

TEEN TITANS GO! (S)

10.10

AFTER SCHOOL HUB (S)

11.10

NEWS2DAY WEEKLY (S)

11.30

GAMER MODE (S)

11.55

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MAGAZINE

12.25

RTÉ SPORT CLASSICS (S) (R)

1.25

FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 DOCUMENTARY: A NATION’S STORY A look back at the finals in France. (R)

2.30

FAI CUP WOMEN’S FINAL Peamount United v Cork City (Kick-off 3.15pm). Clare MacNamara presents live coverage of the showpiece match from Tallaght Stadium. Subsequent programmes subject to change. (S)

5.40

THE GEANSAÍ Exploring the contribution to the GAA by women both on and off the field. (S) (R)

6.10

THE SATURDAY GAME LIVE Galway v Kilkenny (Throw-in 7.00pm). Evanne Ní Chuilinn presents coverage of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship final from Croke Park. These sides also met in last season’s showpiece match, with Galway lifting the trophy for only the third time in their history. With reports from Siobhan Madigan. (S)

9PM
9.00

FILM: FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY (2018) Dublin teenager Frances wants to be a boxer, but her family and culture disapprove of her dream. In a bid for freedom and belonging, she has to dig deep to uphold her rights and prove she can triumph in such a male-dominated realm. Drama, starring Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney and Johnny Collins. (S)

10PM
10.55

FILM: WARCRAFT (2016) Conflict erupts between the defenders of a kingdom and an invading horde that has travelled from a dying world. Fantasy adventure, starring Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton. (S)

11PM
1.05

Grey’s Anatomy (S) (R)

1.55

Grey’s Anatomy (S) (R)

2.45

EuroNews (S) (R)

6AM to 6:30PM
6.10

Heartbeat (R)

7.00

Heartbeat (R)

8.00

Heartbeat

9.00

Ireland AM (S)

11.55

Heathrow (R)

12.25

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs (R)

12.55

UEFA Champions League Weekly

1.30

LIVE RACING Day one of the December Meeting from Cheltenham, with four races at the home of National Hunt Racing. Today’s feature race is the 3.00 Cross Country Chase.

4.00

THE CUBE (S) (R)

5.00

RED ROCK (S) (R)

5.30

NEWS AT 5.30 (S)

6.00

THE FAMILY CHASE Four relatives from Essex take part in the game show. (R)

7PM
7.00

IN FOR A PENNY (R)

7.30

CELEBRITY CATCHPHRASE With Richard Osman, Gregg Wallace and Penny Lancaster. (R)

8PM
8.30

GARY BARLOW’S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM The singer performs old hits and music from his latest album.

9PM
9.30

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW

10PM
10.30

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (R)

11PM
11.30

NOT THE ROBBIE WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS SHOW (R)

12.30

THE BEST OF IRELAND AM

2.00

THE CHASE AUSTRALIA (R)

2.55

CLOSE

6AM to 6:30PM
7.02

Cúla 4 na nÓg

8.00

Cúla 4

11.00

GAA 2020 (R)

12.00

Little House on the Prairie (S) (R)

12.55

Little House on the Prairie (S) (R)

1.55

Murder, She Wrote (S) (R)

2.50

An Aimsir Láithreach

2.53

Cúla 4

5.35

MNÁ SPÓIRT: CROÍ IS ANAM Aoife Ní Chaiside explores coaching in women’s sports and how it is sustained at grassroots level, talking to former Olympic gold medal-winner Mary Peters. (S) (R)

6.05

EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 The Rally Islas Canarias. Action from round five of the championship, a mountainous course held on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

6.57

AN AIMSIR LÁITHREACH

7PM
7.00

NUACHT TG4

7.15

ERNIE O’MALLEY – ANOTHER MAN’S WOUND Documentary profile of Ernie O’Malley, an IRA leader in the War of Independence who became a writer and received critical acclaim for his two-part autobiography. (S) (R)

8PM
8.15

TOGHA OPRY LE DANIEL Daniel O’Donnell hosts the Irish-language country music show. (S) (R)

9PM
9.20

CLUICHE CEANNAIS CAMÓIGE A chance to see the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final from Croke Park. Commentary by Garry Mac Donncha.

10PM
10.50

FILM: WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP (1992) A basketball hustler teams up with a fellow on-court conman and rival to make a financial killing in Los Angeles. Comedy, starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes. (S)

11PM
1.00

BÓTHAR BUCK (S) (R)

1.30

WHY WOMEN KILL (S) (R)

2.30

FRANCE 24

5.30

FRANCE 24

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