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: Children's BBC

Christmas morning with Andy Crane, Simon Potter and Simon Parkin starting with -

Ziggy's Gift
Ziggy - a little guy in a big world, overweight and underwhelmed - takes a job as a street-corner Santa.
Music and lyrics by Harry Nilsson Created by Tom Wilson
Produced by Lena Tabori
Animation by Eric Goldberg
Directed by Richard Williams (R)

Contributors

Presenter: Andy Crane
Presenter: Simon Potter
Presenter: Simon Parkin
Music and Lyrics (Ziggy's Gift): Harry Nilsson
Creator (Ziggy's Gift): Tom Wilson
Producer (Ziggy's Gift): Lena Tabori
Animation (Ziggy's Gift): Eric Goldberg
Director (Ziggy's Gift): Richard Williams

: Play School

Presenters Elizabeth Watts, Floella Benjamin, Fred Harris

Contributors

Presenter: Elizabeth Watts
Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Fred Harris

: Panto-Time!

Aladdin by Brian Cant
Musical director Richard Brown
Percussion Tony McVey
Woodwind Martin Frith
Executive producer Cynthia Felgate
Producer Sharon Miller (R)

Contributors

Writer: Brian Cant
Musical Director: Richard Brown
Percussion: Tony McVey
Woodwind: Martin Frith
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Sharon Miller
Photographer/Abanaza: Brian Cant
Aladdin: Matthew Devitt
Widow Twankey/Genie of lamp: Brian Jameson
Emperor/Genie of ring: Ben Thomas
Princess: Tracy Brabin

: Umbrella

Bryan Murray and Maria
Warner light Hanukah and Christmas candles and tell tales of freedom fighters and of the children who led a peaceful protest over an orange shortage.
Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Murray
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry

: Songs of Praise

For Christmas Day from the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Pauline Webb lights the last of the candles on the Advent wreath which has travelled to Zimbabwe, Scotland and Canada. The Christians of Cambridge, Harare,
Edinburgh and Vancouver are linked together to share their favourite Christmas carols; and the Christmas gospel is read by President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia. 0 come, all ye faithful; See amid the winter's snow; Joseph holds the baby (Shona); In the bleak mid-winter; Go tell it on the mountain; The shepherd's cradle song;
Rejoice (Bemba); It came upon the midnight clear
Assistant producer STEVE BENSON Producer HELEN ALEXANDER Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE
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Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Kaunda
Producer: Steve Benson
Producer: Helen Alexander
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Christmas Morning with Noel

From the Telecom Tower in London, Noel Edmonds hosts an outside broadcast which is also being transmitted live throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Gibraltar.
Noel will be uniting families and friends throughout the UK via BBC regional cameras, and satellites will beam in pictures of their loved ones abroad.
Roving camera crews will be dropping in on viewers' celebrations, Gorden Kaye will be hosting a giant Christmas party at Gerry Cottle 's Circus in Battersea
Park, and Noel will be joined by a host of star guests both in the UK and abroad, plus exclusive performances by the world's top pop groups. Produced and directed by MICHAEL HURLL

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Gorden Kaye
Unknown: Gerry Cottle
Directed By: Michael Hurll

: Christmas Readings

with Laurence Olivier

Contributors

Reader: Laurence Olivier
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: Christmas Morning Service

from St George 's Chapel, Windsor Castle
HM The Queen with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother with members of the Royal Family attend morning prayer in the historic setting of St George's Chapel.
Tom Fleming describes the scene as the Military Knights of Windsor and the Dean and Chapter are joined by the people of Windsor to celebrate Christmas Day. The sermon is preached by the Dean,
The Rt Rev Michael Mann
Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Organist and Master of the Choristers
CHRISTOPHER
ROBINSON
Assistant organist'
ROGER JUDD
Sound CHRIS HOLCOMBE Lighting STAN SNAPE '
Television presentation TIM MARSHALL

Contributors

Unknown: St George
Unknown: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Michael Mann
Unknown: Tim Marshall

: * Christmas Morning with Noel

Join Noel for a morning of family reunions, Christmas jollity and festive fun.
Telephone lines will be open for the on-screen dedication service. So call Noel on [number removed], during the programme with your dedications and Christmas messages.

Contributors

Unknown: Join Noel

: Porridge

starring Ronnie Barker in No Way Out by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS featuring Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay with Richard Beckinsale and Peter Vaughan Graham Crowden
Designer TIM GLEESON
Produced by SYDNEY LOTTERBY (R)
(Subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Harry Crout: Peter Vaughan
Prison doctor: Graham Crowden
Warren: Sam Kelly
Lukewarm: Christopher Biggins
Sandra: Carol Hawkins
Nurse: Elisabeth Day

: Julie Andrews.... The Sound of Christmas

In this, her first Christmas special, Julie shares a few of her favourite things in the beautiful town of Salzburg, Austria. Joining her on this festive occasion are the much-loved singers
John Denver and Placido Domingo who, with the help of the ever-popular King's Singers, render such classics as In the Bleak Mid-winter, Edelweiss and a very original Twelve Days of Christmas.
Written by DWIGHT HEMION Produced by NICK VANOFF Directed by BUZ KOHAN

Contributors

Singers: John Denver
Singers: Placido Domingo
Written By: Dwight Hemion
Produced By: Nick Vanoff
Directed By: Buz Kohan

: Top of the Pops Christmas Party

In this special Christmas Day edition Mike Smith and Gary Davies present the most popular hits of 1987 and the year's No Is on video, plus this week's Top 40 chart and the No 1 best selling record this Christmas.

Contributors

Presenter: Mike Smith
Presenter: Gary Davies
Sound: Martin Deane
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Designer: Barry Read
Executive Producer/Director: Michael Hurll
Producer: Mary O’Connell

: The Queen

HM The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth (Also on BBC2 at 11.25pm)
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: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood
'Hello Mum, back again like a bad penny.'
(Ceefax Subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Jane Hollowood
Director: Matthew Robinson

: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Steven Spielberg's fantasy adventure starring Harrison Ford Kate Capshaw with Ke Huy Quan Amrish Puri Roshan Seth
The hero is back! Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones, on the trail of fortune and glory in Old Shanghai, is ricocheted into a dangerous new adventure in India.
With his faithful companion Short Round and nightclub singer Willie Scott, Indie enters the mysterious palace of Pankot in search of the magical Sankara stone.
Indiana Jones .HARRISON FORD
Screenplay by WILLARD HUYCK and GLORIA KATZ
Produced by GEORGE LUCAS and FRANK MARSHALL
Directed by STEVEN SPIELBERG
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Play By: Willard Huyck
Produced By: George Lucas
Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Willie Scott: Kate Capshaw
Short Round KE: Huy Quan
Mola Ram: Amrish Puri
Chattar Lal: Roshan Seth
Captain Blumburtt: Philip Stone
Lao Che: Roy Chiao
Wu Han: David Yip
Kao Kan: Ric Young
Chen: Chua Kah Joo
Maitred': Rex Ngui
Chief henchman: Philip Tann

: News

with Moira Stuart
Weather Ian McCaskill

Contributors

Newsreader: Moira Stuart
Weather: Ian McCaskill

: Russ Abbot Christmas Show

Starring Russ Abbot special guest star Les Dennis featuring Bella Emberg, Maggie Moone, Tom Bright, Suzy Aitchison, Paul Shearer.

Join C.U. Jimmy (pictured below) as he watches a supersize superhero pick up a penguin; Rockimus the gladiator take on the lions; and the latest video - it's not Barcelona but macaroni! It's a festive feast. See you Jimmy! Script associate BARRY CRYER
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH Choreographer DOMINI WINTER Written by BARRY CRYER
DICK VOSBURGH , PAUL MINETT
AND BRIAN LEVESON. RUSSEL LANE BOBBY CRUSH
Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM
Videotape editor MYKOLA PAWLUK Designer GARY WILLIAMSON Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP
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Contributors

Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Maggie Moone
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Suzy Aitchison
Unknown: Paul Shearer
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Dick Vosburgh
Written By: Paul Minett
Written By: Brian Leveson.
Unknown: Russel Lane
Directed By: John Bishop

: Only Fools and Horses...

by John Sullivan
starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield
'Next year we'll be millionaires...' and what better time to start than at the wedding of an old flame? Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert are among the guests: everyone joins in a spirit of goodwill. Then Del hears about his mother's buried treasure....

(Ceefax Subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: John Sullivan
Designer: Paul Terise
Producer/Director: Ray Butt
Derek Trotter: David Jason
Rodney Trotter: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Mr Jahan: Adam Hussein
Boycie: John Challis
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Andy: Mark Colleano
Lisa: Gerry Cowper
Vicar: Angus MacKay
Auntie Reen: Joan Sims
Man in market: Duncan Faber
Women in market: Angela Moran

: Christmas Night with the Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett
Memo to producer: Thanks for yours of 10 November. If the Two Ronnies can actually get Charlton Heston to be in their film Pinocchio II: Killer Doll I will eat my hat.
If the show also includes guest stars
Lynda Baron Maria Charles
Sandra Dickinson
Frank Finlay Alfred Marks
Denis Quilley and Elton John
I will resign and go to Channel 4
Yours, M. Grade.
Written by: COLIN BOSTOCK SMITH. BRYAN BLACKBURN. SPIKE MULLINS COLIN PEARSON. LAURIE ROWLEY DAVID RENWICK. GERALD WILEY Script associate IAN DAVIDSON Musical director
RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Choreographer JEFF THACKER Sound DAVE THOMPSON
Lighting GRAHAM RIMMINGTON Designer JAMES GRANT
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER
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Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Lynda Baron
Unknown: Maria Charles
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson
Unknown: Frank Finlay
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: M. Grade.
Written By: Colin Bostock Smith.
Written By: Bryan Blackburn.
Unknown: Mullins Colin Pearson.
Unknown: Laurie Rowley
Unknown: David Renwick.
Unknown: Gerald Wiley
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Jeff Thacker
Unknown: Dave Thompson
Producer: Michael Hurll
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: Miss Marple: 4.50 from Paddington

'I can see how irritating it must be for you Inspector, but we shall probably both be involved in this business.... when one of us is clever enough to find the body.'
Feature: page 144
Ceefax subtitles

Contributors

Writer: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: T. R. Bowen
Composer: Ken Howard
Make-up designer: Sylvia Thornton
Costume designer: Judy Pepperdine
Designer: Ray Cusick
Produced by: George Gallaccio
Film editor: Bernard Ashby
Photography: John Walker
Director: Martyn Friend
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Det Insp Slack: David Horovitch
Anna: Juliette Mole
Bryan Eastley: David Beames
Mrs McGillicuddy: Mona Bruce
Paddington porter: Nicholas Blane
Mary: Katy Jarrett
Desk sergeant: Leslie Adams
Det Sgt Lake: Ian Brimble
Mrs Brogan: Rhoda Lewis
Lucy: Jill Meager
Emma: Joanna David
Luther: Maurice Denham
Dr Quimper: Andrew Burt
Mrs Kidder: Pamela Pitchford
Alexander: Christopher Haley
James: Daniel Steel
Harold Crackenthorpe: Bernard Brown
Alfred Crackenthorpe: Robert East
Cedric: John Hallam
Patmore: Alan Penn
Chief Insp Duckham: David Waller
Arthur Wimbome: Will Tacey
Mme Joliet: Jean Boht
Pianist: David Allen
Dancers: Naomi Sorkin
Dancers: Derek Deane
Francoise: Emma Hitching
Detective sergeant: Richard Ashley

: In Sickness and in Health

by JOHNNY SPEIGHT starring Warren Mitchell Christmas is a time to be with family, but not for Alf. He is destined to spend
Christmas in hospital, having his hip replaced.
Designer MICHAEL TREVOR Directed by RICHARD BODEN Produced by ROGER RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Designer: Michael Trevor
Directed By: Richard Boden
Produced By: Roger Race
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Winston: Eamonn Walker
Mrs Johnson: Eileen Kenally
Mr Johnson: Ken Campbell
Consultant: John Bird
Drunk: Norman Rossington
Mr Rabinsky: Arnold Diamond
Mrs Hollingbery's sister: Maggie Jones
Matron: Brenda Cowling
Nurse: Georgia Mitchell

: News

with Moira Stuart
Weather

Contributors

Newsreader: Moira Stuart

: Terms of Endearment

starring
Shirley MacLaine Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson A special Christmas presentation of one of the outstanding cinema successes of the 80s. Winner of five Academy Awards, including best picture, this colourful combination of laughter and tears also won Oscars for
Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson as the most unlikely of lovers.
Aurora Greenway is an attractive widow whose main problems in life are fending off an alarming number of suitors and keeping her headstrong daughter Emma in check. But over the years their attitude to life, love, and each other will change - or maybe it won't. Aurora Greenway
SHIRLEY MACLAINE
Emma Horton ..DEBRA WINGER Garrett Breedlove
JACK NICHOLSON
Vernon Dahlart
DANNY DEVITO
Flap Horton JEFF DANIELS Sam Burns. ........JOHN LITHGOW Patsy Clark
LISA HART CARROLL
Rosie Dunlop .....BETTY R. KING Teddy .........HUCKLEBERRY FOX Tommy Horton TROY BISHOP Screenplay by JAMES L. BROOKS Produced and directed by JAMES L. BROOKS ..
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Debra Winger
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Aurora Greenway
Unknown: Aurora Greenway
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Emma Horton
Unknown: Garrett Breedlove
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Vernon Dahlart
Unknown: Danny Devito
Unknown: Flap Horton Jeff Daniels
Unknown: Sam Burns.
Unknown: John Lithgow
Unknown: Patsy Clark
Unknown: Lisa Hart Carroll
Unknown: Rosie Dunlop
Unknown: Betty R. King
Unknown: Huckleberry Fox
Unknown: Tommy Horton
Unknown: Troy Bishop
Unknown: James L. Brooks
Directed By: James L. Brooks

: The Gospel According to St Luke

The Christmas story of the birth of Christ from St Luke told by Roger Rees
Filmed on location in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Shakespearean actor Roger Rees uses the words of St
Luke to tell the story of the birth of Jesus and the effect it had on the people there. Producer JIM MURRAY

Contributors

Told By: Roger Rees
Unknown: Roger Rees
Producer: Jim Murray

: Weather









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