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: The New Misadventures of Ichabod Crane

On a dark and spooky
Hallowe'en night, the quiet village of Sleepy Hollow is shattered by loud, unearthly screams. The wicked witch is up to her tricks. To scare the village people she has turned herself into the ghost of a headless horseman!
But Ichabod Crane comes bravely to the rescue. With his dog and his horse and the sleepy old man Rip Van Winkle, Ichabod the hero saves the day.


Unknown: Rip Van

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

A cartoon series
The Terrible Trolley Trap

: Why Don't You...?

just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead.
Things to do and things to make, cakes and jokes, puzzles and posers from the Bristol gang.
Today Andrew braves a snowstorm, and Zelda poses a parcel problem. Designer MYRA LEWIS
Series producer PETER CHARLTON


Designer: Myra Lewis
Editor: Bernard Roughton
Producer: Hilary Murphy
Producer: Peter Charlton

: Peter Pan

Read by Jan Francis for Jackanory
Today: The Neverland


Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Read By: Jan Francis

: Paddington

Paddington Weighs in

: Play School: It's New Year's Day

Presenter Stuart McGugan Guest Elizabeth Millbank
Story: The King Who Liked
Mince Pies by JULIA NICHOLLS Director GREG cmlds


Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Presenter: Guest Elizabeth Millbank
Unknown: Julia Nicholls
Director: Greg Cmlds

: Tom and Jerry: Solid Serenade

Tom and Jerry play cat and mouse.

: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo of 1984

Highlights from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle Including:
His Majesty's Household THE ROYAL ARTILLERY - a competitive demonstration of 155m FH70 guns coming into action.
THE MASSED MILITARY BANDS The Finale: with Evening Hymn and The Last Post
'For auld lang syne' The Lone Piper Director of Music
MAJOR D. CARSON , MBE LTCL psm SG Producer LT-COL LESLIE dow, OBE The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is presented by HQ Scotland (Army) and The City of Edinburgh District Council and supported by The Bank of Scotland
Commentary for television TOM FLEMING
Produced for television by IAN CHRISTIE
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Major D. Carson
Presented By: Hq Scotland
Television By: Ian Christie

: Bank Holiday Grandstand

See panel including at
12.55 News Summary

: News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman
5.15 Sport/Regional News


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Disney Time

Comedy, adventure and music in the traditional holiday visit to the world of Walt Disney films, old and new, introduced by Paul Nicholas
Films include: 101 Dalmatians
Jungle Book
Lady and the Tramp
Peter and the Wolf
Alice in Wonderland
Lonesome Ghosts
and Perri


Introduced by: Paul Nicholas
Producer: Richard Evans

: The Guns of Navarone

Gregory Peck David Niven
Anthony Quinn Stanley Baker
Anthony Quayle
Buried deep in the solid rock of a cliff, and impregnable to assualt by Plane or ship, the German guns on the Greek island of Navarone must be destroyed if the lives of 2,000 British soldiers are to be saved. A crack team of commandos is assembled for this perilous mission, each with a special and deadly talent. An all-star cast features in this exciting screen version of Alistair MacLean 's World War n adventure.
Written and produced by CARL FOREMAN
Directed by J. LEE THOMPSON
• FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Stanley Baker
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Alistair MacLean
Produced By: Carl Foreman
Directed By: J. Lee Thompson
Mallory: Gregory Peck
Miller: David Niven
Andrea: Anthony Quinn
Brown: Stanley Baker
Franklin: Anthony Quayle
Pappadimos: James Darren
Maria: Irene Papas
Anna: Gia Scala
Jensen: James Robertson Justice
Bamsby: Richard Harris
Cohn: Bryan Forbes
Baker: Allan Cuthbertson
Weaver: Michael Trubshawe
Grogan: Percy Herbert
Sessler: George Mikell
Muesel: Walter Gotell
Nicolai: Tutte Lemkow
Commandant: Albert Lieven
Group Captain: Norman Wooland

: Only Fools and Horses: Thicker than Water

by John Sullivan
Starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst with Lennard Pearce

Christmas is a time for family and friends. You can choose your friends-but not your family!
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Sullivan
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Producer/Director: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Reg: Peter Woodthorpe
Karen, barmaid: Michele Winstanley

: Cagney and Lacey

Two young women detectives fight against crime in the tough 14th Precinct of New York.


Chris: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth: Tyne Daly
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Harvey: John Karlen
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt LaGuardia: Sidney Clute
Capt Fuller: Cotter Smith

: The Main News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Absurd Person Singular

Three couples meet in three kitchens on three Christmas


Writer: Alan Ayckbourn
Graphic designer: Gerald Scarfe
Designer: Campbell Gordon
Sound: Bob Gilles
Lighting: David Ogle
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Director: Michael Simpson
Eva: Cheryl Campbell
Geoffrey: Michael Gambon
Sidney: Nicky Henson
Jane: Maureen Lipman
Ronald: Geoffrey Palmer
Marion: Prunella Scales
Dick: John Baddeley
Lottie: Lesley Joseph

: All-Time Great Movies: Duck Soup

The postage stamp republic of Freedonia, threatened by a revolution, hires Rufus (Groucho) T. Firefly as its dictator, and gets a taste of Marxist rule!
Screenplay, lyrics and music by BERT KALMER and HARRY RUBY Additional dialogue by ARTHUR SHEEKMAN. NAT PERRIN Directed by LEO MCCAREY
•FILMS: page 29


Music By: Bert Kalmer
Dialogue By: Arthur Sheekman.
Directed By: Leo McCarey
Rufus T Firefly: Groucho Marx
Chicolini: Chico Marx
Pinkie: Harpo Marx
Bob Rolland: Zeppo Marx
Mrs Teasdale: Margaret Dumont
Trentino: Louis Calhern
Vera Marcal: Raquel Torres
Zander: Edmund Breefe
Agitator: Leonid Kinsky
Productor: Charles B. Middleton
Street vendor: Edgar Kennedy

: Weatherman

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