hello this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and mega munchetty. train passengers a word of disruptions after closures at paddington. stations in london, manchester and cardiff would be the worst hit. good morning. it's christmas eve — saturday, the 24th of december. also ahead: actress carrie fisher is rushed to hospital after a suspected heart attack on a flight from london. calls for unity as the prime minister uses her christmas message to urge british people to come together, after the brexit vote and a year of division. good morning. in sport, big sam's back. sam allardyce is the new manager of crystal palace, he signs a two
and a half year deal replacing alan pardew we'll hear from the stars of the global phenomenon that is sherlock, ahead of it's return to our screens on new years day. and mike's been out on his latest challenge — a ratherfestive throwing competition. gulbis bikes go into your hand and you try to haul to the end and the tops you can try to throw it over even more. it is a very odd shape to be throwing. not all will be revealed in half an hour. and nick has the festive forecast for us. good morning. storm barbara may be pulling away from the uk, but it remains windy today, tomorrow, and into boxing day as well. the latest on the blustery christmas forecast coming up. good morning. first, our main story. extensive railway engineering works are starting across britain today, with 200 different projects being carried out over the christmas break. passengers in london, manchester and cardiff are expected to be the hardest hit by the work. one of the biggest stations in the capital, paddington, is closed, with passengers
being told to go to ealing broadway. it's where our reporter jane—frances kelly is for us this morning. i have seen the book tying up with quite heavy suitcases and that is because as you say trains to paddington are terminating here. that is because paddington is closed for the next six days for work being done. there will be worked in on the heathrow express. there will also be major engineering work done in wales and manchester. this is the biggest christmas upgrade done by network rail. they say that 2a,000 engineers will be working on up to 200 sites and they are investing £103 million but this christmas period. they say they have to do it, because they need the tracks to be not in a use and that christmas is the time when
they choose, because fewer people are actually travelling. that means also that the roads will be very busy. before you travel, it would be a very good idea, in fact, the advice is, do check on various websites, the bbc travel websites, to find out, do you have a train? also how long is thatjourney going to take, is going to be a bus replacement? we will be chatting to simon calder the travel expert shortly. meanwhile, more disruption to transport in scotland is expected as a result of storm barbara. winds of up to 120mph were recorded yesterday, and rail, road and ferry travel is again expected to be hampered today by gale—force winds. an amber alert has also been issued for the northern isles on boxing day. the met office has named it storm conor. we'll bring you a full forecast and look ahead to this in a few moments time.
the actor carrie fisher who is best known as princess leia from the star wars films is in intensive care in a los angeles hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack. the 60—year—old was taken in on a flight from london. earlier on we spoke to our reporter. israel has angrily rejected a un security council resolution demanding a halt to the building of israeli settlements in occupied palestinian territory. the vote passed after the united states, israel's traditional ally, abstained, rather than using its veto. our state department correspondent barbara plett—usher reports. in a rare show of unity, the un security council passed judgement on israeli settlements. translation: 14 votes in favour. voting that they had become a serious threat to a viable peace deal with the palestinians. it was that conviction which led the us to withhold its customary protection of israel at the council, although not without much soul—searching.
because there are important issues that are not sufficiently addressed in this resolution, and because the united states does not agree with every word in this text, that the united states did not vote in favour of the resolution. the israelis had managed to delay but not prevent the vote. they felt betrayed by their ally, especially angry about condemnation of their construction in occupied eastjerusalem. who gave you the right to issue such a decree, denying our eternal rights in jerusalem? israel has long pursued a policy of building jewish settlements on arab land captured during the 1967 war. it insists it has the legal right to do this, but most of the world disagrees, and the un resolution will make that argument even more difficult. halting settlements was the focus of president 0bama's attempts to broker peace. he failed twice. resorting to the un was his final act. the palestinians embraced this as a victory for international law. but they can't expect the same from mr 0bama's successor,
donald trump, who sided with the israeli government on this. the un resolution could become a reference point for further moves against israel in international forums, but not for the next us administration. barbara plett—usher, bbc news, washington. like stuck to our corresponding to it in bethlehem today have. how significant was those votes? it has been seen as extremely symbolically significant. they are hoping it will help them with legal cases in international court where they are trying to push for action against israel. palestinian officials are already starting to gather here in bethlehem for their annual christmas parade. they will see this as
something of a christmas present. they have long pressed for the security council to pass such a resolution. it describes is really settle m e nts resolution. it describes is really settlements as having no legal validity, a flagrant violation of international law under the geneva convention and reflects their point of view that it is essential the stops to salvage the two state solution, the idea of a palestinian state being created to live independently alongside israel. from the israeli side, it was unusual, because although this boat happened after the start of the jewish sabbath, a lots of officials came out to condemn the vote. the australian prime minister called it absurd. he said they rejected it. —— israeli prime minister. he was very critical of the 0bama administration which he said had failed to protect israel in the un and had colluded in
a gang up against him. he said he 110w a gang up against him. he said he now looks forward to working with president donald trump, who is known to have a much more sympathetic position to be right—wing policies of the israeli government. he has already nominated an ambassador to israel who is very critical of the two state solution and has even supported settlements financially in the past. thank you very much indeed. that was live from bethlehem. german investigators are trying to establish whether the tunisian man who carried out the berlin christmas market attack had a network of supporters. questions are also being asked about the ease with which anis amri was able to flee to italy — where he was shot dead by police yesterday. 12 people died and 12 others were seriously injured when he drove into a crowded christmas market on monday the british—born astronaut, piers sellers, has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. originally from east sussex, he then became an american citizen, which allowed him to join nasa's space programme. he took part in three missions between 2002 and 2010, spending a total of 35 days orbiting
earth. depay minister has urged britain to come together in light of the brexit world. the people have spoken and the answer is we're out. the eu referendum divided not just politicians but communities and families. so, against this backdrop, it's perhaps not surprising that in her christmas message, the prime minister appeals for unity. in a separate message recorded for the armed forces, theresa may tells them because i want you and all your families to know that this
government is on your side. jeremy corbyn says his thoughts are with those experiencing loneliness and despair at this time of year. he recently visited a homelessness charity in london and uses his christmas message to repeat the promise he gave them. labour has pledged to put an end to rough sleeping in our first term of government. we would do that by doubling the number of homes available for people who have been sleeping on the street. lib dem leader of tim farron filmed his message at a centre for child refugees in france and he called for more tolerance. the least traditional message was from the greens. they say 2016 was rubbish, or words to that effect, and they hoped next year is better. but there's one thing most politicians can agree on and that is to wish their voters a happy christmas. iain watson, bbc news. the first gorilla born in a zoo has
celebrated her 60th birthday. coco, who is also the oldest gorilla in america, celebrated by opening presents and eating lots of treats. she's got three children and is a great—great—grandmother. gorillas typically only have a life expectancy of 30 to a0 years. she seems fascinated by the box. i'm not sure there's anything in it. hgppy not sure there's anything in it. happy birthday to her. it's 9.11am and you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the biggest rail upgrade ever undertaken began last night. up to 10 percent of britain's railways are due to be affected by the works taking place over the festive period. and with bad weather also having an effect on some roads and ferry services, how much of an impact will there be on those who have journeys to make this christmas? the travel editor of the independent, simon calder,
joins us now from ealing broadway train station. the reason you are there is because lots of trains or passengers are being diverted to their, because paddington is closed for the next six days. that is correct. this suburban station to the west of london is doing an impression of paddington station and will be continuing that until next thursday. the lines from here to bristol, to the west country, to south wales, are all starting here. it is a small station, they cannot handle as many trains. the service is more or less in half. it is quite a way from central london, you need to take the tube out a year. there are still people turning up at paddington station in london. i was down earlier this morning. a steady trickle of people, mostly foreign people trying to get to the throw. the heathrow express is closed with all other trains out of paddington.
elsewhere, the railways don't look too bad. services will" early tonight. the last train from newcastle to london is at 5:26pm. if you miss those, you will be waiting for a few days. the real problems are in scotland. we will see in a moment how bad the wind cider and how bad they are expecting it to be on boxing day. it heard all day yesterday and even today there have been ferries cancelled. flights are going ahead today. many of them were cancelled yesterday to the highlands and islands. norris links cherries to 0rkney and shetland see if you do not have to travel today, please, do not. and number of services in the north—west of scotland have been cancelled. that the picture at home, what about people who want to get away from the uk? we have had soared
by brand storm conor, which would updaters on. what about if you're getting away? it looks good in the skies. the top five airports, gatwick, manchester, edinburgh etc looked a lot better yesterday. if you're flying from stansted to tra nsfer you're flying from stansted to transfer a skiing holiday, you'll have to go to grenoble. despite distance from the french alps. flights coming into manchester airport from the horror is 2a hours late and will not be going until this afternoon. apart from that, the skies look already the moment. there are still flights and holidays available if you want a last—minute getaway. very expensive to get to spain and the canaries, but not much more if you want to head to
somewhere like south africa or thailand. plenty going out and will be flights tomorrow. we wish you a very enjoyable festive period. you may not need to leave if you're after a warm weather. along with the strong winds we have snow and ice in the highlands of scotland. hazards in terms of wintry weather. tomorrow will be the other way as it turns milder. we have heard about that destruction happening in scotland. although storm barbara is pulling away, this next storm conor will be coming in on boxing day. this is the snowfall picture of the past couple of hours. you can see there was snow showers in the northern parts of
scotland. in wintry and windy started day. gusts of 60 mph in a fine night of scotland. destruction still around this morning. sharia is pushing into northern ireland and 1024 wheels and the midlands. brighter spells around because the bulk of england and wales and many others will avoid the showers here and stay dry and see some sunshine. blustery where ever you are. the strongest winds in scotland, with a bite to that wind with temperatures in single figures. later, showers become an area of rainfall heading into northern ireland. here is a look at the temperatures. we are going to see some milder air moving in overnight. that is going to be the big change for christmas day morning. this watch of brighter colours indicating new milder air coming in. the site of tomorrow will bring temperatures were widely into
double figures. exceptionally mild for christmas day. plenty of cloud around with outbreaks of rain, especially across western parts of the uk. it deals again for parts of northern england, northern ireland and scotland. wetter as the day comes to an end. late in the day, in the north of scotland, the showers turn more wintry again. some will have snow for christmas. that's how christmas day is looking. more about storm conor and boxing day coming up later. tomorrow's expected to be the most connected christmas ever — with an estimated 7 billion photos posted on social media. so what kind of things should we posting and what advice should we give children about sharing? we'll talk more about that in a moment, but first, let's see what some of you think about using social media during the festive period. sometimes when people pile—up of the
present it is embarrassing. you have to post a picture of christmas dinner. photos of christmas dinner. yes, standard. and the dog normally with their christmas present. those in the years resolution things, which they never followed through on. going on a diet. people always gloat about what they get as a present. people always say their boyfriend but then the most amazing thing. and when you're single, you say, please, go away and tell someone say, please, go away and tell someone else. joining us now is digital marketing and technology expert, dan sodergren. is it isita is it a stupid question to ask if
you will be using social media on christmas day? we all do that. a lot of people will be doing it right 110w. of people will be doing it right now. we are all going to be posting lots of pictures. i will be doing that, yes. we have to be careful of what those pictures are of. instant gram your turkey, that is fine. be aware if you're putting pictures up of children and things like that. we have to have a bit of digital common sense. adults need to be smart, but children also need to be smart about what they are posting. yes, exactly. we have responsibility about what we are teaching young children. we have to be mindful and weary. a great way of putting it, if you wouldn't have a t—shirt with that on, don't posted online. that literally what you would be doing, showing the world a certain thing. that i is an interesting things as well in terms of location devices and may be
thinking about your privacy settings. people will be able to further identify you. that is a big one in terms of social media. a lot of people don't realise that on social media, the social media companies only data as well. buy you posting it up, they can use it for any kind of marketing they want. if you're not buying a product online, you're not buying a product online, you are the product online. you have to be careful, because those companies could use that to identify what you buy next year. if you put a photograph on social media, that social media platform gets the copyright? yes, i have to be careful here. the only way to use that photograph because of terms and conditions that you have never read. the keyboard something this year and
a net marketing company can work out what you bought and work—out what you would like to buy next year. we we re you would like to buy next year. we were talking about board games earlier. what about just staying were talking about board games earlier. what aboutjust staying off your phone on christmas day?|j earlier. what aboutjust staying off your phone on christmas day? i don't think we should stop posting things online because it is christmas, i think we should enjoy the moment of sharing with friends and families. if you're playing a game with friends and family, tiggy picture and share it. if all you're doing is putting a stealthy, be careful about that. i'm taking a part of christmas dinner tomorrow. i will be taking a picture. which part? the turkey. sewer wife is doing everything else? i'm opening and closing the door. there could be the problem with social media, the picture could tell another story. you are in trouble.
merry christmas. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. time now for a look at the newspapers. former newspaper editor paul horrocks is here to tell us what's caught his eye. good morning. happy christmas. we have picked only festive stories. you are not far of the big day. let's look at santana. the shopping theme. have you ever heard of the vampire economy? i have not. night economy. apparently tonight, major retailers will launch an online blitz against us to tempt others rather than wrapping late—night presence to be on our computers doing late—night shopping. presence to be on our computers doing late-night shopping. this is written in a bit more of a cynical
way than that, because it is saying that major retailers will try to tempt drunk revellers on their way home. you beat me to saying that. what they will be doing is decide that they cannot afford something that they cannot afford something that they cannot afford something that they do not need. you will wish you had never done it when you have had a few beers. adjusting its interesting. the trend now that online shopping as we know has grown massively and it looks like the boxing day traditions of sales will be down in spence, but the online sales will be up. the sales begin earlier and earlier in the discounts come flooding in to your inbox earlier and earlier and people probably think they have already had the discount. vcl is permanently on. it starts with black friday and everything else. were talking about
social media earlier, when you post about shopping on social media, the euro then inundated with offers online. sprouts. now, we all have views on them. i used to loathe them asa views on them. i used to loathe them as a child, but now i love them. but we do them with bacon and all the rest of it. with mushrooms and all that. this is a serious health benefits. it appears that the vitamin ingredients in sprouts are good for your brain and if it is good for your brain and if it is good for your brain, then it might help beat dementia and scientists at university in aberdeen have been looking very closely at the beneficial effects of certain chemicals and they contain sprouts and it is good for alzheimer's and
dementia. what are you did the a look at here? we have all heard the nurse to rebrand the 12 days of christmas. the times have taken a look at what certain things in the rhyme, the 12 days of christmas would have cost 20 years ago. compared to if he were to buy them today. if you wanted to tu rtledoves, turtledoves, or four calling turtledoves, orfour calling birds they were 3600 pounds, the now £6,420. eight maids are milking are up £6,420. eight maids are milking are up 41%. ten lords are at leaping are down. how do you figure out that eight maids are milking at that
price goode research done by agricultural workers. they include the cost of hiring staff at a certain time of year compared to 20 yea rs certain time of year compared to 20 years ago. pipers are more expensive. five gold rings was about £500. unless you are a somalia, you might not have known this, bigger bubbles are better in champagne. —— sommelier. a p pa re ntly apparently it was known that lots of bubbles in the glace made it a better glass of champagne. it is bigger bubbles, not more. let's bring out the grinch. there are an on christmas day. having the family around. a survey has been done of what tories are causing most
christmas tension. —— chores. leaving empty toilet rolls on the holder and the final one, leaving the toilet seat up. i don't think those are confined to christmas. those are all common complaints in our house. the noisy when others are trying to sleep. when your father—in—law nods off after lunch. asi father—in—law nods off after lunch. as i will be doing. has been an absolute pleasure having you in. thank you. coming up in the next half hour: we'll hear from the stars of the global phenomenon that is sherlock, ahead of it's return to our screens on new years day. stay with us. the headlines are on
the way. hello, this is breakfast with rogerjohnson and naga munchetty. richard will have all your sports news in a few minutes. but first at half nine, a summary of this morning's main stories. train passengers across britain are being warned they could face delays, diversions and cancellations over the christmas break. network rail is beginning a record number of engineering works, with 24,000 engineers working on the network. those travelling from london, manchester and cardiff are expected to be the hardest hit. meanwhile, more disruption to transport in scotland is expected as a result of storm barbara. winds of up to 120 miles an hour were recorded yesterday, and rail, road and ferry travel is again expected to be hampered today by gale—force winds. an amber alert has also been issued for the northern isles on boxing day. the met office has named it storm conor, we'll bring you a full forecast and look ahead to this
in a few moments time. the un security council has passed a resolution demanding a halt to israeli settlement building on occupied palestinian land, describing it as a flagrant violation of international law. the vote was passed after the united states, israel's traditional ally, abstained. the israeli prime minister has rejected the move. a statement from his office said israel would not abide by the terms of the resolution. the prime minister has called for britain to come together as it prepares to leave the eu. in herfirst christmas message theresa may says the country must prepare to ‘forge a bold new role' in the world. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn has highlighted the plight of homeless people during the festive season. the actor carrie fisher, best known for her role as princess leia in the star wars films, is in intensive care in a los angeles hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack. the 60—year—old was taken ill on a flight from london. 0ur entertainment correspondent, colin paterson, joins us now.
this news has come through overnight. carrie fisher has been in the uk for the last few weeks because she has been filming a sitcom for channel 4. she has also been promoting her new book. she was on the graham norton earlier in the month. yesterday she flew home for christmas to los angeles. reports say that 15 minutes before the plane landed passengers were seen trying to revive her. there was a call for a medic to help. the medic give cpr for 15 minutes when the plane landed. medics were on the runway and give her another 15 minutes of cpr before taking her to hospital in los angeles where she is in intensive care. that is all we know, isn't it? it seems the treatment was going on for some time, so her
situation is critical. her brother has said her condition was critical and she is still in intensive care. there has been an outpouring of love from hollywood because she is so popular. she is from hollywood royalty. her mum was debbie reynolds, her father was royalty. her mum was debbie reynolds, herfather was eddie fisher, one of the biggest us pop stars of the early 19505. she fi5her, one of the biggest us pop stars of the early 19505. she was married to paul simon. the5e stars of the early 19505. she was married to paul simon. these are some of the biggest names in the us entertainment industry. mark hamill, her co—5tar in star wars, was sent as if 2016 couldn't get worse. peter mayhew 5aid as if 2016 couldn't get worse. peter mayhew said his thoughts and prayers we re mayhew said his thoughts and prayers were with her. graham norton 5aid 5he were with her. graham norton 5aid she was on his show earlier in the month, don't even think about it, this planet needs you on it. sending you so much love. she had an amazing
film career but also a colourful life offered. she was publicising her memoirs over here. star wars is what she was best known for. she was also ina what she was best known for. she was also in a woody allen film. when harry sally. she has a programme on channel 4 in its third series. she has filmed her part in the next star wa r5 has filmed her part in the next star war5 film. he mentioned her memoir5. postca rds war5 film. he mentioned her memoir5. postcards from the edge, that was her memoir. she has been so hone5t about the battles 5he her memoir. she has been so hone5t about the battles she has had with depression and that is one reason 5he depression and that is one reason she is so loved. thank you very much for updating u5 she is so loved. thank you very much for updating us on that. the british born astronaut, piers sellers, has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. originally from east sussex, he then became an american citizen, which allowed him to join nasa'5 5pace programme. he took part in three mi55ions between 2002 and 2010, spending a total of 35 days orbiting earth. those are the main stories this morning. temperatures at the north pole could be up to 20 degrees
higher than average today, in what scientists say is a record—breaking heatwave. they say an air temperature of just below freezing, instead of the usual minus 30, is preventing ice from forming. the researchers claim it's directly linked to man—made climate change. let's catch up on all the sports news. let's catch up on all the sports new5. he hasn't been awake for a long, sam alla rdyce. new5. he hasn't been awake for a long, sam allardyce. he had the brief 5pell in charge of england. he i5 brief 5pell in charge of england. he is the new crystal palace manager. he's signed a two and a half year deal. alan pardew was sacked as palace manager on thursday, with the club just one point above the premier league relegation zone. palace moved quickly, saying they are fortunate that someone of allardyce's calibre and experience was available. allardyce was sacked by england after one game in charge following a newspaper sting. speaking to palace's in house television station, allardyce recognises the scale of his task but says he's
delighted to be back. a5 difficult as it is, and a5 pressurised as it is, it's where i've been comfortable for many years now, and obviously you generally get a newjob on the fact there's a few thi5 difficulties at the club. i have to sort tho5e difficulties out, hopefully, with my experience, and try and get a few more results on the board, particularly over christmas and new year, to make everybody feel a bit more comfortable. aberdeen are four points behind second placed rangers in the scottish premiership thanks to a 3—1win over motherwell at fir park. both sides were awarded penalties in an incident filled first half, but motherwell mi55ed theirs and niall mcginn put the game beyond them in the final minutes. el5ewhere dundee came from 2—0 down to beat hearts 3—2. stjohn5tone won at kilmarnock one nil and partick thistle ended a seven—game run without a win to move off the bottom of the table after a 3—1win at ross county. celtic and rangers both play later today. the czech tennis player
petra kvitova says she's confident of making a full recovery and returning to the court after a knife attack left her needing surgery on her left hand. the two time wimbledon champion was injured as she fought off an intruder with a knife who broke into her apartment earlier this week. she had surgery on her hand to repair nerve and tendon damage and has been ordered to rest for at least six months. world rugby say they want more information from the rugby football union about how northampton handled george's north's latest head injury. the wale5 international has had problems with concu55ion in the past. a panel ruled this week that the saints won't face any sanctions relating to the incident. north didn't feature last night for his club, who ended a four match losing streak by beating sale sharks 24—5. northampton ran in three tries against sale who've now lost seven in a row. whilst in the pro 12, ul5ter moved fourth in the table after beating connacht 23—7. stuart mccloskey scored the first of their two tries. the defending pdc darts world
champion gary anderson is 5afely through to the third round at the alexandra palace. the flying scotsman fired in six maximum5 and didn't drop a set in his win over andrew goldfinger gilding. checkouts of 134 and 132 helped him secure victory four sets to nil. he plays big ben benito van de pas in the next round. adrian lewis is also through. unusual today being a saturday, there is no football. boxing day is at the big day. on the guards. adrian lewi5 at the big day. on the guards. adrian lewis is jackpot. the best we think is mark frost who is fro5ty the romance. there is a liverpool
player is danger scales. alan chuck norri5. player is danger scales. alan chuck norris. frosty the throw man wins for me. merry christmas. this time tomorrow morning, many of you may be opening presents around the christmas tree, but what do you do with it when you take it down? have you thought about throwing it? christmas tree throwing competitions have been a long—standing tradition in one german town, and now the idea's taken off here too. we sent mike bu5hell along, who else, to have a go. to win the title of most sporting championships you need equipment, clothing, shoes and months of training. for this one, all you need is a christmas tree. i think i have found the right place. despite the abundance of trees
at the home of the third uk christmas tree throwing championships, only two are used in competition. a large one for the adults and a small for the children. both are recycled. it can take a while to get a grip. the 5pine5 go in your hand. you did it. yes, i am proud of myself. it is funny because it is unexpected. it is an odd ship to be thrown. christmas tree throwing has been growing in germany for a decade with the world record for distance i5 12 metres. now it is an established part of the build—up to christmas here. we love crazy exports, like cheese rolling, and nothing quirky breedlove. the first discipline is the high bar and the new champion
a professional boxer. i didn't realise it was five metres. i threw it and hope for the best. i loved it. it must be difficult. use your legs and your arms. just go for it and hope for the best. for me it was third time lucky which meant i could move on to the next discipline. there is no runner—up, you have two stabbed in a circle and use the leverage from your legs. i stepped out of the circle. i obviously needed some expert tuition. it came in the form of a reindeer. or is it a moose? eddie hall, britain's strongest man. after lifting half a tonne,
could he handle a christmas tree? it is like 0lympicjavelin, it is about the arm 5peed, rather than brute power. just give it a good whack, that is the best way. there we are, the bar has been set. remember, this is an official event, don't try this at home. until next year, merry christmas. the wait is almost over for fans of sherlock. the new series, which has been described by writers as the darkest yet, begins on new year's day. rumours of possible 5torylines have been flying around the internet, but the 5how‘5 stars and crew have managed to keep it all a secret. we sent breakfast‘s tim muffett along to the set 5ee
if he could tease anything out of the cast. the roads we walk have demons beneath. and yours have been waiting for a very long time. when you see a script for the first time, what happens? you can see how brilliant imagination and work that has gone into this creation is and involves and then you pick out the details that relate to the original stories and then a beautiful little character arcs. some are remarkably long time in their planning. we are getting payoffs in this series that are to do with how this began. the beck and call of a screaming baby. it must be different. sorry, what. all you do is clean up their mess. we have seen scenes being filmed outside with crowds of fans watching. how does it affect the production? it can be like street theatre but the fans are respectful and understand we are doing a job
and they are in our version of an office. the first series was a hit in the uk, no one predicted what a global phenomenon sherlock would become. in china alone at least 98 million people are thought to have seen the last 5erie5. the show gets a reaction unlike anything i have seen. i have been involved with big things and nothing is like sherlock. you are a dad now in addition. how will that affectjohn watson? the stakes get higher in a different area in his life. we would never bring ro5ie out on the case. exactly, don't wait up. it wouldn't be much of the show if it was a domestic 5erie5. the bromance won't be broken up? no, no way at all.
the show couldn't operate without that relationship. so i'm supposed toju5t go home? shall we take him with us? it is a much darker series. it is very intense. when we read the three episodes we all went, oh my god. are we going to do this? you are in this thing as well, how does that play out in your mind when you put ideas on the page? more lines. big lines, bigger scenes. it's not true. there is only one writer in the world has written a non—speaking part for himself and that is mark gattis. there are clues and plot points that we'd never write in case they get out and i'm often the one who says
them and ijust say them on the day, they're never present in the script so there is no danger of them being leaked. tell them your darkest secret. the fourth series of sherlock starts on new year's day at half past eight on bbc one. here's nick with a look at this morning's weather. tell us the preparation you have done for christmas. the soup is done. a yule log, it is the peppermint one, a christmas case and
an ice cream bomb. i'm not sure how that will turn out. we are in absolute. remit i5 that will turn out. we are in absolute. remit is what can we are p°ppin9 absolute. remit is what can we are popping over? i said boxing absolute. remit is what can we are popping over? isaid boxing day. i will try to leave some for you. this i5 will try to leave some for you. this is in murray. a wintry start here. it is is in murray. a wintry start here. it i5a is in murray. a wintry start here. it is a wintry start and a windy start. there are still travel problems, even though storm barbara i5 problems, even though storm barbara is pulling the way it is blowing a gale in northern scotland. we are getting costs of 60 miles above. more cloud coming in for boxing day. back to today, but take a look at the picture north to south. plenty of showers are pushing in acro55 scotland. it is in northern scotland that the showers are merely
following as snow on mode5t hills. come further south and you might pick upa come further south and you might pick up a shower but if our amount of dry weather for the rest of england and wales. sun5hine occasionally, but a blu5tery day for every you are. it is not as windy a5 yesterday. the wind will ease a little in northern scotland. there will be rain in northern ireland. there is a bit of a bike to the wind. we have seen wintry scenes, 5ingle figure temperatures of ten or 11 degrees. heading up this evening, rainfall around scotland, northern ireland, with england and north wale5. ireland, with england and north wales. a change to milder weather overnight a5 wales. a change to milder weather overnight as temperature had up for an exceptionally mild first—half of chri5tmas day when temperatures will be widely into double figures, maybe as high as be widely into double figures, maybe as high a515 celsius. clo5e be widely into double figures, maybe as high a515 celsius. close to record—breaking four chri5tmas as high a515 celsius. close to record—breaking four christmas day. but we are going to see something
called arrive later on. for the bulk of the day it is windy again, cloudy, mild, outbrea ks of the day it is windy again, cloudy, mild, outbreaks of rain. gales for northern england and scotla nd gales for northern england and scotland again, colder air filtering into the far north of scotland. wintry showers on hills so some people might get a white christmas, but you have to go high. this is the far north of scotland, the northern i5land5 far north of scotland, the northern islands on boxing day. amber warning. gusts of 80 to 90 mph. some disruption. gales in many northern parts. not as windy in the south and we get to see a bit of sunshine. it 5tays windy throughout the christmas period. tuesday it turns quieter. that is how it is looking. have a lovely chri5tmas that is how it is looking. have a lovely christmas dinner after doing all that work. you deserve to put your feet up and have a great day. there is some football. rangers and
celtic are playing. it's the start of the busiest day of the year for one man in particular and as we speak, santa claus is gearing up to get all those presents delivered to millions of children across the world tonight. but have you ever wondered exactly how he does it? there's one professor who's got his own theory. brea kfa5t‘5 jayne mccubbin has been to meet him. this is a vip, a very important profe55or. why is that? i can scientifically prove santa can deliver all the presents in one night. scientifically prove? yes. scientifically prove. our search for evidence begins here in london zoo. how fast do these guys go? estimates vary, but i reckon about 20—30 miles per hour. they are pretty fast across the snow. not quite fast enough for what we have in mind, though. of course, children do not need to fully understand how he does it, they just know. how can they do all of those
miles in one night? because they do exercise. ok, so they are healthy, they workout... there is a special star! henry's theory, a work in progress. not terribly scientific, and without science, there are cynics. in one night? a ridiculous idea. it doesn't some possible at all. you need scientific evidence? oh, yeah. i need hard evidence to be convinced of anything like that. merry christmas! it might be enough for children to simply believe, grown—ups need more. and this is where they have come in search of the proof. let me summarise. we have heard of schrodinger‘s wave? santa could be a wave particle.
he can travel 75.5 million miles inju5t 7.5 minutes. that leaves plenty of time to eat mince pies and the presents. there is a lot more signs. for more evidence, note the doppler shift. as the sound comes towards us it makes this noise! so, with light, as light comes towards us, we see it as blue, leaving us, we go to the red shift, and that is why santa claus is red. of course he is red! i hope i have convinced you. is that enough evidence for them? cheering! you see? scientific proof! it's christmas, so it's time to dust off those board games and gather
the family together, but are they still as popular in the age of mobile phones and tablets? market researchers say they've seen a rise in the sales of table top games thanks to the growth of new titles targeted at families. but do theyjust cause household dust ups? does the same person always win in your house? we asked you what you enjoy, and hate, about board games. i like playing board games because it's a chance to switch off your screens, get away from work, chill out. friendly, family, have fun. i love that it brings people around the table and gives you a focal point for conversation. i'm really competitive. i love winning. i love the social aspect of being with friends and family. reminds me of christmas. we tend to do that a lot with family at christmas time in particular. there is something different for everybody. you can be brutal and kill all of yourfriends, or you can be working together and save the world. it can take you away from real life. it is something missing in society. people have come back to board games to reconnect with people. family arguments, you just have
to stick to the rules, i think, and make sure you know the rules properly. i have been known to throw things and sulk, and i have to keep telling myself it is only a game, but it feels like a lot more than that. so the board game is back. did it ever really go away? with us to talk about this is the guardian's board game columnist 0wen duffy, and blogger anna macgowan, who fully expects to be playing a game or two tomorrow. welcome. i will only be playing games, though masson came playing with the argument last time the morning through to the evening. tell us about the kind of games that will be about the kind of games that will be a big hit this christmas? there is a huge variety. there are lots of
talented designers turned out great stuff. there are simple five—minute family games, party games, word games, strategic stuff, the things you play over and evening. there is something for everybody. long games are popular, you think it is a big no. it is a disaster. it is so endless. if you make an air early on in your tactical manoeuvring, you never get it back. years and years of experience. when i was a child you start monopoly after breakfast. it doesn't have to be about the winning and one as if you games he has been telling me about where you are on this inside and i like the idea of that because it encourages a different kind of argument. the
biggest cooperative game is pandemic which is about a team of medics trying to eradicate different strains of disease and everyone who plays has special abilities and things only they can do so you are working together and everyone gets to be the hero at a different point in the game. it is a really interesting design. that is be a pricey game, isn't it? you can pick it upfor pricey game, isn't it? you can pick it up for about £25. if you think about what you would pay to take yourfamily for a about what you would pay to take your family for a movie, you about what you would pay to take yourfamily for a movie, you can play this again and again. in these days of quick fix electronic games, it is amazing and counterintuitive to hear that these things are on the 7 to hear that these things are on the e to hear that these things are on the up? we all still argue and we often need a reason to be together, something that does bring us together and for families having a tough time, making the decision to
have a bit go at this and you don't have a bit go at this and you don't have to buy an expensive parking. 0ur favourite games are the traditional ones, sherard is, things like that. you don't have to spend a fortune and those games are a fabulous way to get together. every year my dad is die—hard and cruise through them and we always get it.|j will be playing a game called codenames. it is a simple game about two teams of spies trying to identify agents using cards with words on them and because they are all quite abstract words you have two guests clever clues to identify them and it can be hilariously funny when people get the guesses wrong. you played that when you have been drinking? it makes it better. can i
doa drinking? it makes it better. can i do a bit of sherard ‘s. drinking? it makes it better. can i do a bit of sherard 's. it is a film. for words. it do a bit of sherard 's. it is a film. forwords. it is do a bit of sherard 's. it is a film. for words. it is for weddings and a funeral. everybody gets it. i'll be here tomorrow from six and, because christmas is a time for looking back as well as forward, we're looking for your photos from christmases past, recreated, just like this one do you have a certain family photo you take every year? this is me and my sister opening our presence. we recreated this when we swa p presence. we recreated this when we swap presents this week. this is the kind of things we would love to see from our viewers. maybe you always sit in the same place around the christmas dinner table?
you can send your photos to email@example.com and naga will show a selection of them on the programme tomorrow. join me from six tomorrow morning, we'll be hearing from a selection of people working hard on christmas day, a midwife, a member of the air ambulance, and a zoo keeper to name just a few. until then, have a good christmas eve, goodbye. for those of us lucky enough to be off, have a lovely christmas and thank you for watching. this is bbc news. i'm christian fraser. the headlines: israel condemns a un security council vote — calling for an end to settlements on occupied palestinian land.