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Sat 21 Oct

5:00am
Film Borrowed Hearts (1997)
A ruthless factory boss pays a hard-up employee to pose as his wife, hoping to impress a mysterious colleague - an arrangement with unexpected consequences for all concerned. Romantic drama, starring Roma Downey, Eric McCormack and Shawn Thompson

Rating: 9.4
7:00am
Little Women
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Drama based on Louisa May Alcott's novel about four sisters growing up together in New England during the American Civil War. Starring Meredith Baxter, Susan Dey and Eve Plumb

Rating: 5.9
9:00am
Little Women
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. Drama based on Louisa May Alcott's novel about four sisters growing up together in New England during the American Civil War. Starring Meredith Baxter, Susan Dey and Eve Plumb

Rating: 5.9
11:00am
Film Unlikely Angel (1996)
An egotistical singer dies and goes to Heaven, but is refused entry unless she can prove herself to be less self-centred. Returning to Earth, she finds a job as nanny to a bereaved family - but all her good turns seem to backfire. Fantasy, starring Dolly Parton, Brian Kerwin, Roddy McDowall and Maria Del Mar

Rating: 5.3
1:00pm
Film Beverly Hills Christmas (2015)
A spoiled, rich teenager is given a lesson in the true meaning of Christmas when she is visited by a guardian angel, who tries to teach her that true value is found in assisting others, and not in material things. Festive drama, starring Donna Spangler, Dean Cain and Simona Fusco

Rating: 9.1
3:00pm
Film The Christmas Box (1995)
A hard-working man's obsession with his business causes him to neglect his family - but a series of strange dreams makes him realise it is the most important thing in his life. Drama, starring Richard Thomas and Maureen O'Hara

Rating: 6.9
5:00pm
Film Ebbie (1995)
A high-flying but mean-hearted female department store executive is brought back down to earth with a bump by three spooks determined to put a smile on her face in preparation for the Christmas season's celebrations. Festive drama based on the Dickens' tale, starring Susan Lucci, Wendy Crewson, Ron Lea, Jeffrey DeMunn and Molly Parker

Rating: 9.6
7:00pm
Film A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004)
A mean-spirited miser is determined to ensure no one enjoys the festive season - until a Christmas Eve visit by a series of ghosts reveals his past, present and the future, with the intention of showing him the error of his cruel ways. Musical based on the Dickens story, starring Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Alexander, Jane Krakowski and Jesse L Martin

Rating: 6.2
9:00pm
Film The Case for Christmas (2011)
A greedy business mogul is still bitter about not receiving the presents he wanted as a child, so decides to sue Santa Claus. Needing legal representation, the jolly old man turns to a lawyer desperately trying to balance his career and his responsibilities as a father. Festive comedy, starring Dean Cain, Rachel Blanchard and George Buza

Rating: 5.4
11:00pm
Film Santa Jr (2002)
Father Christmas's ne'er-do-well son decides to prove he can follow in his father's footsteps and goes out delivering presents. However, his good deed coincides with a spate of burglaries, and he ends up being arrested for the crimes. Comedy, starring Nick Stabile, Judd Nelson, Lauren Holly and George Wallace

Rating: 6
1:00am
The Waltons
The Starlet
Season 8 Episode 6/24

A film crew shoot a documentary at the plant, and the director tells Erin he can make her a star

Rating: 1.9
2:00am
The Waltons
The Journal
Season 8 Episode 7/24

John and Olivia make a decision about publishing a manuscript John-Boy wrote while overseas. Meanwhile, Jeffrey becomes very attached to an old dog

Rating: 1.9
3:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Journey in the Spring - Part One
Season 3 Episode 6/23

Part one of two. Charles Ingalls receives the sad news that his mother has died, and must travel back to where he grew up to persuade his father to come and live with him in Walnut Grove

Rating: 1.7
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Journey in the Spring - Part Two
Season 3 Episode 7/23

Part two of two. Charles brings his newly widowed father to Walnut Grove where he clashes with Laura over seeing his grandchildren

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Film A Silent Night (2002)
A mother and her son are caught in the middle of a Second World War battle and seek shelter in a cabin on Christmas Eve. During the night they are disturbed by three American soldiers and three Germans but she is determined they should keep the peace and enjoy a meal on the holy night. Drama, starring Linda Hamilton, Matthew Harbour and Alan Goulem

Rating: 8.5

Sun 22 Oct

7:00am
Film The Christmas Tree (1996)
Heart-warming festive drama, starring Andrew McCarthy as a gardener who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a nun while wrangling over the fate of an endangered fir tree, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Trini Alvarado also stars in Sally Field's directorial debut

Rating: 10
9:00am
Film A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
A woman returns to her home town after 10 years away to attend a wedding, and ends up magically reliving the day over and over again. The experience gives her a chance to see a different side to the people she has rejected to further her career, and she rebuilds bridges with her mother and her high-school boyfriend. Comedy, with Marla Sokoloff and Chris Carmack

Rating: 9.7
11:00am
Film 3 Holiday Tails (2011)
A married couple retire to Florida with their golden retriever, and befriend their neighbour and her three puppies. When they discover that their new friend's lost love is about to marry someone else, they plot to bring them back together - with the help of the dogs. Romantic comedy sequel to A Golden Christmas, with Julie Gonzalo, KC Clyde, Bruce Davison and Alley Mills

1:00pm
Film A Golden Christmas (2009)
Childhood sweethearts bury a time capsule, with the help of their beloved dog. As adults, they both return to their home town looking for a fresh start and, not recognising one another, fall into an instant mutual dislike. It falls to another dog to remind them of the past and bring them back together. Romantic comedy, with Andrea Roth and Nicholas Brendon

Rating: 8
3:00pm
Film Moonlight & Mistletoe (2008)
A businesswoman returns home to help out her Dad's business Santaland after he suffers an injury. Despite her initial reluctance, she soon comes to appreciate the family trade. Drama, starring Candace Cameron Bure, Tom Arnold, Christopher Wiehl and Barbara Niven

Rating: 8.9
5:00pm
Film A Christmas Song (2012)
Two schools are merged, and rivalries develop between students and staff. The music teachers from the two schools realise that only one of them will be kept on as they coach their choirs for a televised singing contest - but their professional and artistic conflicts are complicated by their growing feelings for each other. Romantic drama, with Natasha Henstridge and Gabe Hogan

Rating: 5
7:00pm
Film Merry In-Laws (2012)
A woman meets her fiance's parents for the first time just before Christmas, and is amazed to discover they are Santa Claus and his wife. While the experience restore her childhood love of Christmas, her cynical father is determined to stop her going through with the wedding. Comedy, with George Wendt, Shelley Long ad Kassia Warshawski

Rating: 10
9:00pm
Film A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
A woman returns to her home town after 10 years away to attend a wedding, and ends up magically reliving the day over and over again. The experience gives her a chance to see a different side to the people she has rejected to further her career, and she rebuilds bridges with her mother and her high-school boyfriend. Comedy, with Marla Sokoloff and Chris Carmack

Rating: 9.7
11:00pm
Film A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004)
A 13-year-old girl wishes Santa would bring her a boyfriend for Christmas. Twenty years later, she is a lawyer recovering from a break-up and dreading Christmas with her parents. She receives an unexpected visit from a handsome stranger, who appears to be the answer to her teenage wish. Romantic drama, starring Kelli Williams, Shane Baumel, Charles Durning and Patrick Muldoon

Rating: 8
1:00am
The Waltons
The Lost Sheep
Season 8 Episode 8/24

Ashley Longworth Jr returns on leave from his ship in the South Pacific, and asks Erin to marry him. The would-be bride accepts, but begins to have doubts when she discovers something unexpected about her future husband

Rating: 1.9
2:00am
The Waltons
The Violated
Season 8 Episode 9/24

Part one of two. The family anxiously waits for news about John-Boy, who is missing in action in Europe, and Olivia does volunteer work for the Red Cross

Rating: 1.9
3:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Fred
Season 3 Episode 8/23

To save him from farmer Parson's shotgun, Laura adopts a mischievous billy goat and names him Fred. However, she finds the creature is more trouble than she bargained for

Rating: 1.7
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
The Bully Boys
Season 3 Episode 9/23

The townsfolk draw inspiration form Rev Alden's principles and try not to rise to the Galinder brothers' troublemaking

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Film The Case for Christmas (2011)
A greedy business mogul is still bitter about not receiving the presents he wanted as a child, so decides to sue Santa Claus. Needing legal representation, the jolly old man turns to a lawyer desperately trying to balance his career and his responsibilities as a father. Festive comedy, starring Dean Cain, Rachel Blanchard and George Buza

Rating: 5.4

Mon 23 Oct

7:00am
Film The Christmas Gift (1986)
A cold-hearted architect is sent to assess a small town for possible redevelopment as a ski resort, and decides to take his daughter along on the trip. But before long, their warm welcome by the residents begins to melt his frosty facade, turning him against his boss and the company's unscrupulous plans. Drama, starring John Denver, Jane Kaczmarek and Kurtwood Smith

Rating: 7.9
9:00am
Film Secret Santa (2001)
A 10-year-old orphan is sent to live with his aunt after the deaths of his parents, and befriends an old man. He starts to believe his new friend is really Santa Claus, but his new guardian worries that the seemingly kindly stranger is a conman taking advantage of the youngster's faith. Family drama, starring Sherilyn Fenn, Hume Cronyn and Rory Culkin

Rating: 6.3
11:00am
Film Prancer Returns (2001)
A youngster moves to a new area, but has trouble settling in, especially when the local bullies set their sights on him. However, his luck seems to take a turn for the better when he discovers a sweet little reindeer in the snow and vows to take care of it - only to have a battle on his hands when locals find out about the cute creature. Festive fantasy adventure, starring Gavin Fink, Stacy Edwards, John Corbett and Jack Palance

Rating: 8.6
1:00pm
Film November Christmas (2010)
A father whose daughter is seriously ill fears she will not live through the year. He is determined to make sure her remaining time is happy, and with the help of his neighbours, he arranges to celebrate Halloween and Christmas months ahead of schedule so she can enjoy both holidays. Drama, starring John Corbett and Sam Elliott

Rating: 9
3:00pm
Film A Town Without Christmas (2001)
A sensitive youngster writes a letter to Santa Claus asking to be taken away from his battling parents so they can rebuild their crumbling relationship - prompting a reporter and a novelist to team up and track down the troubled child. Drama, starring Peter Falk, Patricia Heaton and Isabella Fink

Rating: 8.8
5:00pm
Film A Christmas Reunion (1993)
An orphan yearns to be closer to his ageing grandfather, and his wish is granted after a visit to Santa Claus reveals a few home truths. Drama, with Edward Woodward, James Coburn and Meredith Edwards

Rating: 8.4
7:00pm
Film A Dad for Christmas (2006)
A 19-year-old father visits his newborn son in hospital for the first time, only to find the boy's mother has already put him up for adoption. In desperation, he kidnaps the baby and hides out at his grandmother's house. Drama, starring Kristopher Turner, Louise Fletcher, Lindsay Ames and Dino Bellisario

Rating: 9.7
9:00pm
Film Christmas on Chestnut Street (2006)
A department store ends up with an excess of Christmas lights, so the staff organise a competition for the best decorated house. However, while the event makes the store a healthy profit, it soon puts the rival entries at each other's throats, and the employee who came up with the idea fears the spirit of the season is being lost. Comedy, starring Robert Moloney and Kristen Dalton

11:00pm
Film Instant Message (2005)
Two pen pals who have written to each other since childhood finally get the chance to meet face to face. The only problem is that when they exchanged pictures, both sent a photo of their best friend instead. Confusion ensues as both correspondents try to coerce their friends into posing as them. Romantic comedy, starring Marla Sokoloff, Patrick J Adams and Lindy Booth

Rating: 7.5
1:00am
The Waltons
The Waiting
Season 8 Episode 10/24

Part two of two. Olivia watches over a comatose John-Boy, and refuses to lose faith or patience as she waits for signs of his recovery. Meanwhile, Rose plans a Thanksgiving feast

Rating: 1.9
2:00am
The Waltons
The Silver Wings
Season 8 Episode 11/24

Jim Bob's dreams of flying prompting to fall for a young married woman whose husband is working overseas as a pilot

Rating: 1.9
3:00am
Little House on the Prairie
The Hunters - Part One
Season 3 Episode 10/23

Part one of two. Charles is badly injured while walking in the woods with Laura, and only a blind man can save their lives. Guest starring Burl Ives

Rating: 1.7
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
The Hunters - Part Two
Season 3 Episode 11/23

Part two of two. Charles is badly injured while walking in the woods with Laura, and only a blind man can save their lives. Guest starring Burl Ives

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Film A Dream for Christmas (1973)
An Arkansas minister moves his family across America when he is placed in charge of a Los Angeles church, only to find the congregation is small and the building threatened with demolition. The clergyman is determined to make a success of his new posting, and as Christmas approaches, something miraculous occurs. Drama, starring Hari Rhodes and Beah Richards

Rating: 9.4

Tue 24 Oct

7:00am
Film I'll Be Home for Christmas (1988)
A couple in a small New England town during the Second World War await the return of their two sons and daughter for Christmas. Drama, starring Hal Holbrook, Eva Marie Saint, Jason Oliver, Courteney Cox, Peter Gallagher and Nancy Travis

Rating: 7.6
9:00am
Film Instant Message (2005)
Two pen pals who have written to each other since childhood finally get the chance to meet face to face. The only problem is that when they exchanged pictures, both sent a photo of their best friend instead. Confusion ensues as both correspondents try to coerce their friends into posing as them. Romantic comedy, starring Marla Sokoloff, Patrick J Adams and Lindy Booth

Rating: 7.5
11:00am
Film Single Santa Seeks Mrs Claus (2004)
The son of a hard-working single mother writes a letter to Father Christmas asking for a new dad. By coincidence, Santa is poised to hand over his global toy-distributing duties to his son Nick - who will only be able to take over the family business when he finds himself a wife. Comedy, starring Crystal Bernard, Steve Guttenberg, Dominic Scott Kay and Cody Arens

Rating: 6.4
1:00pm
Film A Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005)
A would-be restaurant critic must complete her first article by Christmas Eve to guarantee her future career, but a visit from her overbearing mother leaves her with little time to work. The writer persuades a restaurateur to date her mother in return for a glowing review, only to see the fake romance unexpectedly turn into a real one. Comedy, starring Christine Baranski, Carly Pope and Bobby Cannavale

Rating: 7.4
3:00pm
Film Christmas on Chestnut Street (2006)
A department store ends up with an excess of Christmas lights, so the staff organise a competition for the best decorated house. However, while the event makes the store a healthy profit, it soon puts the rival entries at each other's throats, and the employee who came up with the idea fears the spirit of the season is being lost. Comedy, starring Robert Moloney and Kristen Dalton

5:00pm
Film The Christmas Tree (1996)
Heart-warming festive drama, starring Andrew McCarthy as a gardener who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a nun while wrangling over the fate of an endangered fir tree, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Trini Alvarado also stars in Sally Field's directorial debut

Rating: 10
7:00pm
Film 3 Holiday Tails (2011)
A married couple retire to Florida with their golden retriever, and befriend their neighbour and her three puppies. When they discover that their new friend's lost love is about to marry someone else, they plot to bring them back together - with the help of the dogs. Romantic comedy sequel to A Golden Christmas, with Julie Gonzalo, KC Clyde, Bruce Davison and Alley Mills

9:00pm
Film The Christmas Gift (2009)
Three mischievous orphans spend the Christmas season with a childless couple while the home they live in is renovated. They learn their hosts are considering adopting a single youngster, causing rivalry to erupt between the kids - but the husband is not sure he is ready for fatherhood. Festive drama, starring Dean Cain and Jean Louisa Kelly

Rating: 7.9
11:00pm
Film Beverly Hills Christmas (2015)
A spoiled, rich teenager is given a lesson in the true meaning of Christmas when she is visited by a guardian angel, who tries to teach her that true value is found in assisting others, and not in material things. Festive drama, starring Donna Spangler, Dean Cain and Simona Fusco

Rating: 9.1
1:00am
The Waltons
The Wager
Season 8 Episode 12/24

Erin and Mary Ellen enter a traditionally all-male race to raise money for the war effort, with Elizabeth coaching them. Jeffrey dreams of meeting a movie star

Rating: 1.9
2:00am
The Waltons
The Spirit
Season 8 Episode 13/24

Jeffrey befriends a German prisoner of war who has escaped from a camp in North Carolina and hidden in the mountains, and the family asks him to join them for Christmas Eve

Rating: 1.9
3:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Blizzard
Season 3 Episode 12/23

Christmas is coming and the children are stranded as a blizzard strikes Walnut Grove

Rating: 1.7
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
I'll Ride the Wind
Season 3 Episode 13/23

Charles and Caroline are shocked to discover Mary has accepted a proposal of marriage, but reluctantly give their consent. Pioneering drama, starring Michael Landon

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Film Holiday Engagement (2011)
A woman who has lived her life under constant pressure from her mother to find a man gets engaged, only for her fiance to leave her just before she is due to head home for Thanksgiving. Rather than face parental disapproval, she hires an actor to pose as her future husband. Comedy, with Bonnie Somerville, Shelley Long and Haylie Duff

Wed 25 Oct

7:00am
Film Unlikely Angel (1996)
An egotistical singer dies and goes to Heaven, but is refused entry unless she can prove herself to be less self-centred. Returning to Earth, she finds a job as nanny to a bereaved family - but all her good turns seem to backfire. Fantasy, starring Dolly Parton, Brian Kerwin, Roddy McDowall and Maria Del Mar

Rating: 5.3
9:00am
Film Beverly Hills Christmas (2015)
A spoiled, rich teenager is given a lesson in the true meaning of Christmas when she is visited by a guardian angel, who tries to teach her that true value is found in assisting others, and not in material things. Festive drama, starring Donna Spangler, Dean Cain and Simona Fusco

Rating: 9.1
11:00am
Film A Christmas Song (2012)
Two schools are merged, and rivalries develop between students and staff. The music teachers from the two schools realise that only one of them will be kept on as they coach their choirs for a televised singing contest - but their professional and artistic conflicts are complicated by their growing feelings for each other. Romantic drama, with Natasha Henstridge and Gabe Hogan

Rating: 5
1:00pm
Film The Christmas Takeover (1998)
The cold-hearted owner of a toy company is determined to drive all competitors out of business - including Santa Claus. He heads for the North Pole to take over the workshop, but has a crisis of conscience that leads him to try to make amends to his neglected family. Comedy drama, starring Harry Hamlin, William Hootkins and Megan Gallagher

Rating: 7
3:00pm
Film The Christmas Gift (2009)
Three mischievous orphans spend the Christmas season with a childless couple while the home they live in is renovated. They learn their hosts are considering adopting a single youngster, causing rivalry to erupt between the kids - but the husband is not sure he is ready for fatherhood. Festive drama, starring Dean Cain and Jean Louisa Kelly

Rating: 7.9
5:00pm
Film Moonlight & Mistletoe (2008)
A businesswoman returns home to help out her Dad's business Santaland after he suffers an injury. Despite her initial reluctance, she soon comes to appreciate the family trade. Drama, starring Candace Cameron Bure, Tom Arnold, Christopher Wiehl and Barbara Niven

Rating: 8.9
7:00pm
Film Love at the Christmas Table (2012)
Family friends Sam and Kat grew up on together, spending every Christmas Eve at the children's table. They have shared the highs and lows of early adulthood, but as he grows older Sam begins to realise the affection may be more deeper than he had imagined. Drama, starring Danica McKellar, Dustin Milligan and Lea Thompson

Rating: 7
9:00pm
Film An Accidental Christmas (2007)
A separated couple are tricked into spending Christmas together by their scheming children, and begin to remember what they saw in one another. Romantic drama, starring Cynthia Gibb and David Milbern

Rating: 8
11:00pm
Film A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
A woman returns to her home town after 10 years away to attend a wedding, and ends up magically reliving the day over and over again. The experience gives her a chance to see a different side to the people she has rejected to further her career, and she rebuilds bridges with her mother and her high-school boyfriend. Comedy, with Marla Sokoloff and Chris Carmack

Rating: 9.7
1:00am
The Waltons
The Fastidious Wife
Season 8 Episode 14/24

Cindy is introduced to a self-help book on how to be the perfect wife, but when she follows the instructions found within she risks going into premature labour due to exhaustion

Rating: 1.9
2:00am
The Waltons
The Unthinkable
Season 8 Episode 15/24

A soldier in Jason's company explains what is happening to the Jews at the hands of the Nazis in Europe. Meanwhile, Elizabeth gets teased for being such a smart student at school

Rating: 1.9
3:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Quarantine
Season 3 Episode 14/23

Mr Edwards is responsible for bringing a deadly fever to Walnut Grove, resulting in the terrified citizens being placed in quarantine to prevent further spread

Rating: 1.7
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Little Women
Season 3 Episode 15/23

The children decide to treat the community to a play, but Nellie ends up with all the best lines

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Film Must Be Santa (1999)
Father Christmas plans to retire after a lifetime of sterling service, but his replacement proves to be something of a surprise and has a hard time living up to his predecessor's expectations. Festive comedy, starring Dabney Coleman, Deanna Milligan and Arnold Pinnock

Rating: 7.8

Thu 26 Oct

7:00am
Film The Christmas Tree (1996)
Heart-warming festive drama, starring Andrew McCarthy as a gardener who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a nun while wrangling over the fate of an endangered fir tree, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Trini Alvarado also stars in Sally Field's directorial debut

Rating: 10
9:00am
Film A Golden Christmas (2009)
Childhood sweethearts bury a time capsule, with the help of their beloved dog. As adults, they both return to their home town looking for a fresh start and, not recognising one another, fall into an instant mutual dislike. It falls to another dog to remind them of the past and bring them back together. Romantic comedy, with Andrea Roth and Nicholas Brendon

Rating: 8
11:00am
Film 3 Holiday Tails (2011)
A married couple retire to Florida with their golden retriever, and befriend their neighbour and her three puppies. When they discover that their new friend's lost love is about to marry someone else, they plot to bring them back together - with the help of the dogs. Romantic comedy sequel to A Golden Christmas, with Julie Gonzalo, KC Clyde, Bruce Davison and Alley Mills

1:00pm
Film A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
A woman returns to her home town after 10 years away to attend a wedding, and ends up magically reliving the day over and over again. The experience gives her a chance to see a different side to the people she has rejected to further her career, and she rebuilds bridges with her mother and her high-school boyfriend. Comedy, with Marla Sokoloff and Chris Carmack

Rating: 9.7
3:00pm
Film An Accidental Christmas (2007)
A separated couple are tricked into spending Christmas together by their scheming children, and begin to remember what they saw in one another. Romantic drama, starring Cynthia Gibb and David Milbern

Rating: 8
5:00pm
Film A Christmas Song (2012)
Two schools are merged, and rivalries develop between students and staff. The music teachers from the two schools realise that only one of them will be kept on as they coach their choirs for a televised singing contest - but their professional and artistic conflicts are complicated by their growing feelings for each other. Romantic drama, with Natasha Henstridge and Gabe Hogan

Rating: 5
7:00pm
Film Once Upon a Christmas (2000)
As a disillusioned Father Christmas prepares to hang up his famed red suit for the last time, his own kids decide to prove the seasonal spirit is still flourishing. Family drama, starring Kathy Ireland, John Dye, Michael Gilden and Douglas Campbell

Rating: 7.6
9:00pm
Film Twice Upon a Christmas (2001)
Santa's good daughter prepares to give up her immortal life for love, but does not count on the scheming of her evil sister, who is planning to turn their homeland into a massive gambling resort. Festive drama sequel, starring Kathy Ireland, John Dye and Arturo Gill

Rating: 8.4
11:00pm
Film The Christmas Star (1986)
A con man dresses up as Santa Claus to break out of jail and recover his hidden stash of stolen loot. However, his perfect little plan is thrown into chaos after he's mistaken for the genuine article by two inquisitive kids - who end up making life very difficult indeed. Disney fantasy comedy, starring Ed Asner, Fred Gwynne, Rene Auberjonois and Susan Tyrrell

1:00am
The Waltons
The Idol
Season 8 Episode 16/24

Elizabeth falls for a new teacher, but is devastated to find he does not have long to live. Meanwhile, Ben worries about his new responsibilities as Cindy gives birth to a girl

Rating: 1.9
2:00am
The Waltons
The Prodigals
Season 8 Episode 17/24

Josh gets caught breaking into Ike's store with Jeffrey, who manages to get away without being seen. Meanwhile, Ben decides to enlist after being humiliated by a soldier

Rating: 1.9
3:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Injun Kid
Season 3 Episode 16/23

A boy whose father was a Native American warrior faces prejudice from his own grandfather, so the locals step in to help. Drama, starring Michael Landon

Rating: 1.7
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
To Live with Fear - Part One
Season 3 Episode 17/23

Part one of two. Mary is diagnosed with a lethal disease, leaving Charles struggling to raise the cash to pay for medical treatment

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Film A Silent Night (2002)
A mother and her son are caught in the middle of a Second World War battle and seek shelter in a cabin on Christmas Eve. During the night they are disturbed by three American soldiers and three Germans but she is determined they should keep the peace and enjoy a meal on the holy night. Drama, starring Linda Hamilton, Matthew Harbour and Alan Goulem

Rating: 8.5

Fri 27 Oct

7:00am
Film November Christmas (2010)
A father whose daughter is seriously ill fears she will not live through the year. He is determined to make sure her remaining time is happy, and with the help of his neighbours, he arranges to celebrate Halloween and Christmas months ahead of schedule so she can enjoy both holidays. Drama, starring John Corbett and Sam Elliott

Rating: 9
9:00am
Film A Christmas Reunion (1993)
An orphan yearns to be closer to his ageing grandfather, and his wish is granted after a visit to Santa Claus reveals a few home truths. Drama, with Edward Woodward, James Coburn and Meredith Edwards

Rating: 8.4
11:00am
Film Prancer Returns (2001)
A youngster moves to a new area, but has trouble settling in, especially when the local bullies set their sights on him. However, his luck seems to take a turn for the better when he discovers a sweet little reindeer in the snow and vows to take care of it - only to have a battle on his hands when locals find out about the cute creature. Festive fantasy adventure, starring Gavin Fink, Stacy Edwards, John Corbett and Jack Palance

Rating: 8.6
1:00pm
Film Once Upon a Christmas (2000)
As a disillusioned Father Christmas prepares to hang up his famed red suit for the last time, his own kids decide to prove the seasonal spirit is still flourishing. Family drama, starring Kathy Ireland, John Dye, Michael Gilden and Douglas Campbell

Rating: 7.6
3:00pm
Film Twice Upon a Christmas (2001)
Santa's good daughter prepares to give up her immortal life for love, but does not count on the scheming of her evil sister, who is planning to turn their homeland into a massive gambling resort. Festive drama sequel, starring Kathy Ireland, John Dye and Arturo Gill

Rating: 8.4
5:00pm
Film The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (2010)
Santa Claus sets off on his deliveries a day early, but crashes his sleigh into a house, loses his magic bag of toys and ends up with amnesia. The dysfunctional family that lives there must learn to work together for a change if they are to save Christmas. Fantasy, starring Jennifer Beals and Rick Roberts

Rating: 3.7
7:00pm
Film A Dad for Christmas (2006)
A 19-year-old father visits his newborn son in hospital for the first time, only to find the boy's mother has already put him up for adoption. In desperation, he kidnaps the baby and hides out at his grandmother's house. Drama, starring Kristopher Turner, Louise Fletcher, Lindsay Ames and Dino Bellisario

Rating: 9.7
9:00pm
Film Christmas in Connecticut (1992)
The presenter of a TV show about cookery, marriage and home-making is secretly a childless widow who lives alone and does not know one end of a saucepan from the other. Unfortunately, her ratings-hungry producer decides to film in her home on Christmas Day, and sets about finding her a fictional family to fool the viewers. Comedy directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, starring Dyan Cannon, Kris Kristofferson and Tony Curtis

Rating: 8
11:00pm
Film A Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005)
A would-be restaurant critic must complete her first article by Christmas Eve to guarantee her future career, but a visit from her overbearing mother leaves her with little time to work. The writer persuades a restaurateur to date her mother in return for a glowing review, only to see the fake romance unexpectedly turn into a real one. Comedy, starring Christine Baranski, Carly Pope and Bobby Cannavale

Rating: 7.4
1:00am
The Waltons
The Remembrance
Season 8 Episode 18/24

Zadok Walton, Grandpa's cousin, arrives unannounced to keep a date he made with Zeb 21 years earlier

Rating: 1.9
2:00am
The Waltons
The Inspiration
Season 8 Episode 19/24

Mamie Baldwin develops a cataract, but refuses to undergo an operation, forcing John to take desperate measures

Rating: 1.9
3:00am
Little House on the Prairie
To Live with Fear - Part Two
Season 3 Episode 18/23

Part two of two. Charles puts his life in danger and loses the respect of his best friend while struggling to raise money for his daughter's surgery, and Mr Edwards is less than pleased with his last piece of work

Rating: 1.7
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
The Wisdom of Solomon
Season 3 Episode 19/23

A youngster shocks Charles Ingalls by offering to become his slave to ensure he gets a good education. Family drama, starring Michael Landon

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Film I'll Be Home for Christmas (1988)
A couple in a small New England town during the Second World War await the return of their two sons and daughter for Christmas. Drama, starring Hal Holbrook, Eva Marie Saint, Jason Oliver, Courteney Cox, Peter Gallagher and Nancy Travis

Rating: 7.6