with Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood Including this morning:
Once again Breakfast Time lights up The Giving Tree and invites viewers to help make this a brighter Christmas for people here and in Ethiopia; Zoe's View: Breakfast Time's teenage correspondent
Zoe Brown files her latest report; Glynn Christian cooks up some more ideas for a cracking Christmas; and Richard Smith takes your medical calls on his topic of the week - dial [number removed]
9.20 Pages from Ceefax
Presenter Jane Hardy Guest Brian Jameson Story: Baboushka Illustrators
RAY AND CORINNE BURROWS Words and music by ARTHUR SCHOLEY and DONALD SWANN
10.50 Pages from Ceefax
with Frances Coverdale and Moira Stuart
News headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News
Weather News JOHN KETTLEY
Josephine Buchan and Paul Coia are joined by Leslie Kenton , the Positive Health expert, with tips on how to survive overindulgence at Christmas. Hear the entries of two finalists in the carol competition.
A See-Saw programme (R)
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3.52 Regional News
Tea Time Television
Christmas is the time of year when dreams come true!
Well, Scragtag thinks so. Find out what his dream is by tuning in to T. T. V where you can also solve more
Quizzicals and watch
Peregrine trying to lend
Father Christmas a helping hand.
Scragtag's assistant Marcus Kimber
Anna Nouncer Juliet Prague Story: Christmas Kerfuffle by DEBORAH SAVAGE
Read by Andrew Secombe Illustrated by CHUS FORSEY Music by MICHAEL OMER Produced by ROY MILANI Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
The Golden Guardians
The Golden Guardian, a living oriental demon-figure, attacks Godzilla and turns him into a golden statue. (R)
A cartoon space adventure
On a desert planet, a lonely giant tries to trick Ulysses into becoming a slave to the gods.
with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Royal Variety VIPs!
Five-year-old James Pitcher , 10-year-old Martha Kitchener and 14-year-old David Lawrie, had the thrill of a lifetime when they joined the stars at the Children's Royal Variety Performance. The three first-prize winners of Blue Peter's Christmas Card Competition not only presented their cards to the NSPCC's President, HRH The Princess Margaret, but went backstage to meet personalities like Roland Rat The Krankies, Roy Castle Keith Harris and Orville Su Pollard , Keith Chegwin and John Craven - to name but a few! Simon reports on their starstudded treat.
Presented by Angela Rippon Tonight is the last chance for a team to win a place in tomorrow's final of Masterteam. Angela Rippon controls this nail-biting semi-final which will decide who it is going to be.
(Final programme tomorrow 5.35pm)
Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from
Britain and around the world followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East
Look North, South Today North West Tonight Midlands Today
Presenting hits from the Top 40 and videos from the Top 10. Introduced by Mike Smith and Paul Jordan
Sound GRAHAM WILKINSON Lighting DEREK SLEE Designer PAUL JOEL Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL
Production BRIAN wmTEHOUSE Top 40 on Ceefax page 264
by Rosemary Mason.
'Look you lot. I don't intend employing tea-leaves. I am not having some thief nicking from me'.
Records: EastEnders Theme Tune, RESL 160, EastEnders Sing-Along, REB/ZCF 586, from retailers
W.P.C. Elaine Donnelly:
with Peter Macann Maggie Philbin
Howard Stableford and Judith Hann
This week Tomorrow's World surveys the new, fascinating and fantastic - with a Christmas flavour.
And in Patent Pending,
Bob Symes prepares for the festive season with the help of the latest brainwaves from Britain's inventors. Producers
MARTIN MORTIMORE , DANA PURVIS MARTIN FREETH. CYNTHIA PAGE Studio director MGEL FINNlS Editor RICHARD REISZ
Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of sporting celebrities which include
Scotland's Ryder Cup hero
Sam Torrance; soccer's PFA
Player of the Year Peter Reid ; Britain's three-times winner of Le Mans, world champion Derek Bell ; and one of the stars of the England Test side, cricketer Allan Lamb. Questionmaster
David Coleman tests their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats that revive memories of the greatest moments in sport. Director JOHN TAIT
Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester
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with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Weather News
by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis
Penny gets a divorce and a proposal all on the same day.
Designer DAVID HITCHCOCK Produced and directed by RAY BUTT (R)
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An original screenplay in three parts by TROY KENNEDY MARTIN
1: Compassionate Leave
'Hi, Dad.... I'll be at college till ten.... Can you pick me up? Love you.... Bye.'
A message for Ronald Craven: widower, Yorkshire detective, a loner. One daughter, Emma: a clever girl with more to her life than her father chooses to see.
A moment's savagery on a rainswept night presents Craven with his most harrowing case - and a one-way ticket to the heart of the nuclear state.
MICHAEL MEACHER , MP as Himself
Music by ERIC CLAPTON with MICHAEL KAMEN
Produced by MICHAEL WEARING Directed by MARTIN CAMPBELL
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Det Chief Supt Ross:
Det Sgt Jones:
Asst Chief Con Elliott:
Det Insp Dingle:
Det Chief Supt Elham:
Presenter Dr Michael Argyle Body Language looks at some of the silent ways in which we communicate, and how interviewer and interviewee convey attitudes and feelings by their actions rather than by words.
Film editor ROLAND TONGUE Producer JENNY STEVENS (R)