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Mr King's Book and Film Guide - Christmas 2010
  


Saturday 11th December

11.15am            C4                    Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Special
                                                based on the books by C. S. Lewis
12.30pm            More4               Helen of Troy based on The Iliad by Homer
10.00pm            ITV1                 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (15) based on the books by Helen                                               Fielding - repeated Sunday 19th December, 9.00pm, ITV2 and
                                              Saturday 25th December, 9.00pm, ITV2
10.40pm            C5                   The Beach (15) based on the book by Alex Garland


Sunday 12th December

3.30pm             C5                   Snow White based on the traditional fairy tale
5.20pm             BBC2                The Three Musketeers based on the book by Alexandre Dumas
7.30pm             BBC4                Macbeth based on the play by Shakespeare
8.00pm             BBC3                Sherlock based on the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9.00pm             E4                    Fantastic Four based on the comic books from the 1960s,
                                              repeated Sunday 19th December, 6.00pm, E4

                                                                              

Tuesday 14th December         
1.05pm             C4                    Swiss Family Robinson based on the book by Johann David Wyss


Thursday 16th December
9.00pm             BBC4                Dirk Gently based on the book by Douglas Adams, repeated Tuesday 21st                                              December, 10.10pm, BBC4

 

Friday 17th December
1.20pm             C4                    Ivanhoe based on the book by Sir Walter Scott
5.00pm             CBBC                 Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas based on the books by Terry Deary



Saturday 18th December
2.00pm             ITV1                 A Cinderella Story based on the traditional fairytale
4.30pm             C4                    Horton Hears A Who! based on the book by Dr Seuss     
5.30pm             BBC2                The Guns of Navarone based on the book by Alistair MacLean
9.15pm             ITV1                 Bridget Jones’ Dairy (15) based on the book by Helen Fielding
7.55pm             More4               Making War Horse documentary about the stage production of Michael                                               Morpurgo’s award winning story


                                         

Sunday 19th December
6.30pm             ITV1                Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (12) based on the book by J. K.                                              Rowling
9.00pm             E4                   X-men (12) based on the comics, repeated Tuesday 21st December,                                              9.00pm, E4
10.00pm            BBC4              The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency based on the books by Alexander McCall                                             Smith
10.15pm            ITV1               Atonement (15) based on the book by Ian MacEwan

                       

Monday 20th December

1.50am             BBC2                Nosferatu The Vampire (15) based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula
8.00pm             ITV3                 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes inspired by the stories by Sir Arthur                                               Conan Doyle
11.55pm            C5                   The Hunt for Red October (part 1) documentary about the real life                                               events which inspired the novel by Tom Clancy

Tuesday 21st December
1.40am             C4                   All the Pretty Horses (15) based on the book by Cormac McCarthy
8.30pm             BBC4               The Hound of the Baskervilles based on the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir                                              Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Wednesday 22nd December
7.05pm             Film4                The Seeker: The Dark is Rising based on the books by Susan Cooper.                                              Repeated Tuesday 28th December, 7.10pm, Film4
9.00pm             BBC2               The Other Boleyn Girl (12) based on the book by Phillippa Gregory
10.35pm            ITV1               Batman Begins (12) based on the comics

 

Thursday 23rd December
2.25pm             BBC1                Shrek based on the book by William Steig
3.50pm             BBC1                The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe based on                                               the books by C. S. Lewis,
                                              repeated Saturday and Wednesday 28th December, 8.00pm, BBC3

9.00pm             C5                    300 (15) based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller


                                                                         
 


Friday 24th December – Christmas Eve

12.10am            ITV3                To Kill a Mockingbird based on the book by Harper Lee
5.15pm             BBC1                The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian based on the books by C. S.                                               Lewis
7.00pm             ITV2                 Nanny McPhee based on the stories by Christianna Brand
                                              repeated Sunday 26th December, 2.00pm, ITV2,
8.00pm             BBC4                War of the Worlds (12) based on the book by H. G. Wells
                                             repeated Thursday 30th December, 8.05pm, BBC3
9.00pm             BBC2                Whistle and I’ll Come To You based on the ghost story by M. R. James
9.00pm             Film4                Chocolat (12) based on the book by Joanne Harris

Saturday 25th December – Christmas Day
8.05am             ITV1                 The Little Polar Bear based on the book by Hans de Beer
12.35pm            Film4                The Time Machine based on the book by H. G. Wells
                                              Repeated Wednesday 28th December, 2.55pm, Film4
12.55pm            BBC2                The Man Who Would Be King based on the story by Rudyard Kipling
1.10pm             ITV1                 The Polar Express based on the book by Chris van Allberg, repeated                                               Tuesday 28th December, 1.00pm, ITV2 and Thursday 30th December,                                               3.35pm, ITV2
3.00pm             BBC2                Cinderella ballet based on the traditional fairytale,
                                             repeated Sunday 26th December, 7.00pm, BBC4
3.10pm             BBC1                Shrek the Third based on the stories by William Steig
3.10pm             ITV1                 The Grinch based on the book by Dr Seuss,
                                              repeated Thursday 30th December, 1.35pm, ITV2
4.30pm             BBC1                The Gruffalo based on the book by Julia Donaldson,
                                             repeated Wednesday 28th December, 10.10pm, BBC3
4.30pm             C5                   The Remains of the Day based on the book by Kazuo Ishiguro
6.55pm             Film4                Eragon based on the book by Christopher Paolini,
                                             repeated Thursday 30th December, 7.00pm, Film4
8.00pm             Channel 1          The Return of the Musketeers inspired by the story by Alexandre Dumas
9.00pm             BBC4                And Then There Were None based on the book by Agatha Christie
9.00pm             ITV1                 Murder on the Orient Express based on the Poirot story by Agatha Christie
11.35pm            Film4                Young Frankenstein based on the Frankenstein story by Mary Shelley


                        

Sunday 26th December – Boxing Day
11.40am            Fiver                 Odyssey based on the poem by Homer
2.45pm             Fiver                 Jason and the Argonauts based on the Greek legend
12.15pm            ITV1                 The Railway Children based on the book by E Nesbit
12.45pm            More4               Great Expectations based on the book by Charles Dickens
3.00pm             More4               Oliver Twist based on the book by Charles Dickens
3.25pm             BBC1                 Enchanted based on traditional fairytales, repeated
                                              Monday 27th December, 7.20pm, BBC3
4.10pm             ITV1                 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based on the book by Roald Dahl

9.05pm             More4               Slumdog Millionaire (15) based on the book  Q & A by Vikas Swarup

                                                                          

Monday 27th December – Holiday Monday
3.00pm             Yesterday          Pride and Prejudice all 6 episodes of the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s                                               classic story
9.00pm             ITV1                 The Secret of the Chimneys based on the Miss Marple stories by Agatha                                               Christie


Tuesday 28th December – Holiday Tuesday

10.55am            ITV1                 Thirteen at Dinner based on the Poirot stories by Agatha Christie
11.25am            BBC1                Return to Neverland based on the Peter Pan story by J. M. Barrie
12.30pm            BBC1                Just William (part 1) based on the stories by Richmal Compton
2.20pm             C5                    David Copperfield based on the book by Charles Dickens
6.30pm             BBC2                Miss Potter based on the life of Beatrix Potter
9.00pm             ITV1                 I Am Legend (15) based on the book by Richard Matheson

 

Wednesday 29th December
11.25am            ITV1                 Dead Man’s Folly based on the Poirot stories by Agatha Christie
12.25pm            BBC1                Just William (part 2) based on the stories by Richmal Compton
2.05pm             ITV1                 Oliver Twist (part 1) based on the book by Charles Dickens
2.25pm             C5                    Doctor Zhivago based on the book by Boris Pasternak
4.05pm             BBC1                Mary Poppins based on the stories by P. L. Travers
4.10pm             ITV1                 The Lost World: Jurassic Park based on the book Jurassic Park by Michael                                              Crichton
4.45pm             Film4                The Spiderwick Chronicles based on the books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly                                              Black
5.55pm             ITV2                 Peter Pan based on the book by J. M. Barrie
8.00pm             BBC2                Les Mis at 25 documentary about the long running musical, Les                                              Miserables, based on the book by Victor Hugo
10.00pm            Sky3                Journey to the Centre of the Earth based on the book by Jules Verne
                                              Repeated Thursday 30th December, 1.30pm, Sky3 and
                                              Friday 31st December, 12.25pm, Sky3

 

Thursday 30th December
11.20am            BBC1                Bridge to Terabithia based on the book by Katherine Paterson
11.25pm            ITV1                 Murder in Three Acts based on the Poirot stories by Agatha Christie
12.50pm            BBC1                Just William (part 3) based on the stories by Richmal Compton
1.00pm             C5                    Alice in Wonderland based on the book by Lewis Carroll
2.05pm             ITV1                 Oliver Twist (part 2) based on the book by Charles Dickens

3.10pm             BBC1                102 Dalmatians based on the book 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
4.45pm             BBC1                Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
                                             based on the first 3 books by Lemony Snicket
4.50pm             ITV1                 Jurassic Park III based on the book, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
9.00pm             BBC1                Toast based on the book by Nigel Slater
10.35pm            ITV1                X2 based on the comic stories

 

 

Friday 31st December – New Year’s Eve
3.40am             C4                    Tales from Earthsea based on the Earthsea stories by Ursula Le Guin
8.55pm             ITV3                 The Adventures of Pinocchio based on the book by Carlo Collodi
12.25pm            BBC1                Just William (part 4) based on the stories by Richmal Compton
12.55pm            ITV1                 Oliver Twist (part3) based on the book by Charles Dickens
1.05pm             BBC2                Nicholas Nickleby based on the story by Charles Dickens
3.00pm             ITV1                 The Living Daylights based on the James Bond stories by Ian Fleming9.00pm             Dave                 Troy based on The Iliad by Homer

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