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12/19/2006 02:07:00 am - Reported by Anthony Weight

December 19, 2006  •  Posted By Paul Hayes
The BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row previewed the forthcoming Christmas season's television highlights on its Tuesday 19th edition, with Time Out magazine's television editor Alkarim Jivani listing his recommended programmes for the festive period. He began with The Runaway Bride, and praised Doctor Who for creating a new tradition of Christmas Day viewing.

"If you talk about Christmas television these days, you have to begin with Doctor Who," Jivani enthused. "It's curious that it's rapidly establishing itself as a Christmas TV fixture for the new century in the same way that Morecambe and Wise was a Christmas TV fixture for the last century."

Jivani also included the Billie Piper-starring The Ruby in the Smoke among his highlights, along with Dracula, which stars former Doctor Who guest actors Sophia Myles and Marc Warren. In a separate item earlier in the programme, Joe Ahearne was interviewed about his new ITV1 drama Perfect Parents, starring Christopher Eccleston.

Full details and the chance to hear the programme via the "Listen Again" feature can be found on the Front Row website.