starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel - available to all viewers.
with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
The countdown to Christmas! Drop into the Breakfast Gift Shop for daily advice on exciting presents. Standby for Superdad - a competition to find Britain's most popular 'Pop' with the promise of Christmas in Disneyland,
USA for the winning family. And more reports from beneath the Giving Tree, a chance for viewers to help others in Britain and Ethiopia to have a happier Christmas. Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55
News. weather and travel from local BBC studios at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sports news at 7.20 and 8.20 A review of the morning papers at 8.37
Going to build a mountain, Going to build it high
Presenter Carol Leader Guest David Yip
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by ARNOLD LOBEL (R)
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
with Marian Foster
Josephine Buchan and Magnus Magnusson Continuing the dramatic account of the recent British attempt to climb the infamous North-East Ridge of Everest by film-makers Julie Tullis and Kurt Diemberger. Hilary James has more
Christmas Gift Ideas and music comes from Bonnie Langford.
A See-Saw programme Hobbies
Everybody in Pigeon Street seems to be taking up a hobby - and when Gerald decides to play the saxophone, he has to find somewhere to practise. Voices George Layton and John Telfer
Produced by DAVID YATES (R)
A weekly magazine for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Video, Songs of Praise BBCV/BBCB 8500, from retailers
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with Stuart Bradley
Join Stuart investigating rock pools in South Wales and choosing a Christmas tree in Scotland.
Told in pictures
The Four Musicians
George Cole tells another story from the famous collection of fairy tales made by the BROTHERS GRIMM.
Series producer IAN MOO-YOUNG (R)
Spidey gets trapped by the evil Games-Master inside a video game and has to fight for his life.
A serial in 13 episodes from a story by JOAN EADINGTION
Part 9 by VALERIE GEORGESON Jonny starts to plan his kite in earnest - with some doubtful help from Humph and Albert.
Designer PAUL MUNTING
Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE
Book, Jonny Briggs by Joan Eadington , £1.25 from booksellers
with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Whiskers v Claws!
A guest appearance by TV's most famous rodent. Don't miss Roland Rat's confrontation with Jack, the elusive silver-spotted tabby.
Assistant editor LEWIS BRONZE Editor BIDDY BAXTER
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Presented by Angela Rippon The quarter-finals start on Thursday. Who will be the eight top-scoring teams to battle it out for the title of Masterteam? Tonight, the programme begins half-way through a game with a team from Chester waiting on the sidelines to challenge the winning team. Subjects on tonight's Spotlight board include sport, television and transport.
Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest stories of the day from Britain and around the world followed by Weather News
Jeremy Paxman brings you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points. The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news. Plus sport with MICHAEL WALE ; and the stars and stories from the world of entertainment.
Producer DAVID STANFORD
South East editor PHILIP HARDING
Do not adjust your set.
There's nothing fawlty about tonight's guests, who include John Cleese , live at the Television Theatre.
Partners and friends - two young cops find themselves on the line in the deadly world of crime. starring and Photo Finish
Who wants to be a millionaire - and have your money squandered because your wife is in love with an artist? A high-society murder seems to come complete with a motive, but for Starsky and Hutch to be positive they must join a desperate chase for a negative ...
Written by ROBERT E. SWANSON Directed by SUTTON ROLEY (R)
written by GEORGE LAYTON starring Tony Britton and Nigel Havers featuring Simon Williams and Dinah Sheridan Toby should be on a reconciliation cruise with Angela but, due to a mix up, he isn't. He doesn't want everyone to know so he decides to keep a low profile. However, it isn't low enough and it gives Tom a lot of problems.
Designer ERIC WALMSLEY Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD
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Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Weather News
Whatever Happened to Solidarity?
Four years ago this week martial law was imposed in Poland and the short-lived free trade union movement Solidarity was suppressed. Panorama has been back to
Poland to discover that the underlying economic problems that fuelled the rise of Solidarity are as great as ever. The movement itself lives on underground, with the Church as the shield and the focus for the opposition. Robert Harris has talked to top Government ministers and to Solidarity leader
Lech Walesa who is deeply pessimistic about Poland four years on from martial law. Reporter Robert Harris Producer KATHY O'NEIL Editor DAVID DICKINSON
Larry 'Rain' Murphy is a lifer in Folsom
Prison, California. He's also a loner, avoiding the rival gangs who have carved up the jail between them. His escape is running, miles at a time, around a measured circuit in the prison yard. Murphy is left to himself until one day a warden times him and offers him the chance to run outside - and bring the walls of Folsom tumbling down. This tough drama comes from
Michael Mann , creator of the hit series Miami Vice.
Screenplay by PATRICK J. NOLAN and MICHAEL MANN
Produced by TIM ZINNEMANN Directed by MICHAEL MANN
(First showing on British television)
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