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starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel - available to all viewers.

: Breakfast Time

Join Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood in the countdown to 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 papers at 8.37 Including this morning:
The first news from Selina Scott after her Red Cross flight to Ethiopia bearing the fruits of the Breakfast Time Giving Tree. Look out too for some familiar faces in the latest edition of the Breakfast Time Christmas Pantomime. If you are still stuck on your shopping list drop in to the Breakfast Gift Shop for last minute ideas. And for
Britain's Superdad Christmas comes two days early.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Selina Scott

: The Littlest Hobo

German shepherd dog Hobo has the freedom of the road to find adventure, anytime, anywhere.
Guardian Angel
Hobo guards an abandoned baby and helps return it to its mother. (R)

: The Hunter

Racquet Racket
The Fox finds out there's more than one way to win a tennis match.

: Play Chess

with Bill Hartston
The first in a series of programmes introducing chess to complete beginners. There are also some tips for more experienced young players. Producer RICHARD VAUGHAN


Unknown: Bill Hartston
Producer: Richard Vaughan

: Charlie Brown

A cartoon series based on Peanuts by CHARLES M. SCHULTZ
It's a Mystery Charlie Brown Snoopy plays the great detective in this strange, mysterious story of the vanishing bird's nest. (R)


Unknown: Charles M. Schultz
Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Roobarb

When it was Christmas Told by Richard Briers Written by GRANGE CALVELEY Animation BOB GODFREY (R)


Told By: Richard Briers
Written By: Grange Calveley
Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: Play School

Christmas is coming, yes indeed,
We must be sure that we've got all we need!
Presenter Wayne Jackman Guest Carol Chell
Story: Angelina's Christmas by KATHARINE HOLABIRD
Illustrated by HELEN CRAIG


Presenter: Wayne Jackman
Presenter: Guest Carol Chell
Unknown: Katharine Holabird
Illustrated By: Helen Craig

: Songs of Praise

Christmas at Canterbury

: The Pink Panther Show

Pink Christmas
A special Christmas edition of The Pink Panther Show featuring the optimistic, indestructible panther who is permanently in-the-pink.

: Tom and Jerry

The world famous cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

: Junior Kick Start

The first of three heats of BBC television's junior motorcycling competition for the Lombard Tricity Trophy. Twelve talented riders, aged between 8 and 15, from as far apart as Yorkshire, Powys and Surrey, tackle natural and man-made obstacles over a tricky course on Lord Hesketh's estate in Northamptonshire. Commentators


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Jack Stttes
Producer: John G. Smith

: News

with Richard Whitmore
News headlines with subtitles
1.0 Regional News


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Pebble Mill at One

with Magnus Magnusson Paul Coia , Marian Foster and Josephine Buchan
Today Pebble Mill at One sends out its annual invitation to the stars of stage and screen to attend the foyer Christmas party.
Among the many celebrities popping in to add their own sparkling brand of Christmas cheer are Keith Harris and Orville, Black Lace, Willie Rushton and plenty more. Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Keith Harris
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme Getting Away
Everybody in Pigeon Street is going on holiday.
Mr Macadoo wants to go too, and Gerald and Mr Baskerville look after his pet shop while he's away. Voices GEORGE LAYTON and JOHN TELFER
Produced by DAVID YATES (R)


Unknown: Mr MacAdoo
Unknown: Mr Baskerville
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer
Produced By: David Yates

: That's Action

John Wayne
Victor McLaglen Maureen O'Hara
Ernest Borgnine Joan Crawford
Douglas Fairbanks Jr Cary Grant
Sterling Hayden Rita Hayworth
Charles Laughton Barbara Stanwyck Marlene Dietrich and a cast of thousands! This feature-length compilation film pays tribute to the tough guys and gals of Hollywood and rediscovers some of the great moments of adventure and romance in such movies as The Quiet Man, Gunga Din , Rio Grande, The
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Sands oflwo Jima and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.
Narrated by Art Linkletter
Produced and directed by G. DAVID SCHINE


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Victor McLaglen
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: Joan Crawford
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Gunga Din
Written By: James R. Silke
Written By: G. David Schine
Directed By: G. David Schine

: Tom and Jerry

3.52 Regional News

: Children's BBC: Cinderella

A Play School pantomime.


Writer/narrator: Brian Cant
[Actress]: Carol Chell
[Actress]: Carol Leader
[Actor]: Wayne Jackman
[Actor]: Brian Jameson
Music: Richard Brown
Designer: John Asbridge
Director: Sharon Miller

: Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends: Save the Guardstar

Bobby is in trouble when he finds his long-lost sister is working for the wicked Buzz Mason to attack the earth's Guardstar.

: SuperTed

SuperTed meets
Father Christmas
Can it be true that Father Christmas is stealing the children's presents?
SuperTed gets snowed under with calls for help. Producer MIKE YOUNG


Producer: Mike Young
Director: Dave Edwards

: Jonny Briggs

Last part of a serial in 13 episodes by JOAN EADINGTON Jonny's kite is nearly ready when Albert's scheme for a water balloon battle starts off with a typical disaster.


Unknown: Joan Eadington
Unknown: Pauline Clift
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Christine Secombe
Jonny: Richard Holian
Mam: Jane Lowe
Dad: Leslie Schofield
Rita: Sue Devaney
Albert: Tommy Robinson
Humphrey: Jeremy Austin
Miss Broom: Karen Meagher
Mr Hobbs: Michael Thomas
Mr Badger: John Forbes-Robertson
Pam: Georgina Lane
Josie: Rachel Powell
Jinny: Adele Parry
Martin: Dexter Lynch
Razzle: Fizzy

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Prunella and Peter's cupboard bore -
No food or presents anywhere,
But a box, a newt and a tube of glue
Make Peter Piper's dreams come true.
There're panto thrills and spills galore
Don't miss this Christmas treat in store!

Peter Piper's Pantomime Puzzle with Prunella Pennypincher, Pollyanna Perfect, Norman the newt, Squeezy the tube of glue, plus a cast of thousands - all bearing an uncanny resemblance to Simon, Janet and Peter - not forgetting Goldie, who also plays a starring role!

And on the last Blue Peter before Christmas, catch up with the latest 'Lend an Ear' Appeal news and join in with a carol around the tree, with the massed choirs Of Allfarthing Primary School, Warlingham County Secondary School, the BBC Symphony Chorus accompanied by the Band of the Chalk Farm branch of The Salvation Army
Book, Blue Peter 22nd Book, £3.25; video, Blue Peter Makes BBCV/BBCB 9007 from retailers


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Designer: Chris Webster
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 9: Soap-powder Packet, Wrapping Paper and Glue... 9 December 2016

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

A winter wonderland of snow and ice may look attractive on Christmas cards, but it can prove a hostile landscape, especially to unhatched chicks, home-loving cats and inquisitive penguins as Rolf Harris explains in his latest collection of seasonal cartoons.
Videotape editor ROY DEMERY Director BRUCE MILLAR Producer DAVID PLATT


Editor: Roy Demery
Director: Bruce Millar
Producer: David Platt

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Wogan

There's just a little time to send a card back to the people who've sent you one but you've crossed them off the list this year. There's just time to find the lights for the tree and discover they've fused. There's just time to strangle the carol singers who only know two lines. Then sit back and enjoy 40 minutes with Terry and his guests, live at the Television Theatre.

: The Golden Oldie Christmas Show

A special edition of this popular music show in which Dave Lee Travis presents specially-made visual interpretations of some famous pre-video Christmas hits. Producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis
Producer: John King

: The 1973 Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show

Introduced by Ernie Wise A star-studded holiday special starring
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Written by EDDIE BRABEN with special guests Vanessa Redgrave Hannah Gordon The New Seekers John Hanson and guest appearances by Yehudi Menuhin Rudolf Nureyev Laurence Olivier Andre Previn featuring Arthur Tolcher
Musical arrangements and orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT
Dance director ERNEST MAXIM Producer JOHN AMMONDS (R)


Introduced By: Ernie Wise
Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Written By: Eddie Braben
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: John Hanson
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Andre Previn
Directed By: Peter Knight
Director: Ernest Maxim
Producer: John Ammonds

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Monday Film: The Fog

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, John Houseman
Legend has it that a treasure ship lured by wreckers onto the shallows off Antonia Bay was enveloped by a strange, supernatural fog as it sank. When this fog returns, the murdered seamen will rise from their watery graves and seek vengeance. A hundred years later, on the eve of the town's centenary celebrations, a local radio station broadcasts a fog warning - the prelude to a harrowing night of terror for the people of Antonio Bay.
Produced by DEBRA HILL
Directed by JOHN CARPENTER 0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Jamie Lee Curtis
Unknown: Janet Leigh
Unknown: Adrienne Barbeau
Unknown: Hal Holbrook
Unknown: John Houseman
Unknown: Antonia Bay
Unknown: John Carpenter
Produced By: Debra Hill
Directed By: John Carpenter
Stevie: Adrienne Barbeau
Fr Malone: Hal Holbrook
Kathy Williams: Janet Leigh
Elizabeth Solley: Jamie Lee Curtis
Mr Nachen: John Houseman
Nick Castle: Tom Atkins
Sandy Fadel: Nancy Loomis
Dan O'Bannon: Charles Cyphers
Al Williams: John Goff
Andy Wayne: Ty Mitchell
Tony Wallace: George 'Buck' Flower
Major: Jay Jacobs
Sheriff Simms: John Vick

: Dame Vera Lynn

A tribute from the world of show business introduced by Frank Bough from the London Hilton, Park Lane. The Variety Club of Great Britain, one of the world's greatest children's charities, honours the 'Sweetheart of the Forces' and celebrates with her 50 years of show business.
With special guests Paul Daniels
Barbara Dickson
A gardening tribute from Alan Titchmarsh
Clay Jones
Peter Seabrook and contributions from Lord Chalfont
Sir John Mogg
Sir Harry Secombe and Elaine Page
COLDSTREAM GUARDS and the CENTRAL BAND OF THE RAF (by permission of the Commanding Officers) conducted by WING
Principal Director of Music, Royal Air Force
Musical director LAURIE HOLLOWAY Additional material RONNIE CASS Lighting ALAN WOOLFORD Sound BARRY HAWES


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Sir John Mogg
Unknown: Sir Harry Secombe
Director: Laurie Holloway
Unknown: Ronnie Cass
Unknown: Lighting Alan Woolford
Unknown: Sound Barry Hawes
Designer: Roger Harris
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Ken Griffin

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Vera Lynn 10 April 2016

: Taxi

starring with Get Me Through the Holidays Alex's plans to work instead of celebrating Christmas are altered when his ex-wife,
Phyllis, shows up asking him to help her out of the holiday blues. One antidote might be a visit to Latka and Simka's
'traditional' Christmas party, where all the cabbies are in for a big surprise ...
Written by KEN ESTIN . SAM simon Directed by MICHAEL ZINBERG


Written By: Ken Estin
Directed By: Michael Zinberg
Alex: Judd Hirsch
Louie: Danny Devito
Elaine: Marilu Henner
Tony: Tony Danza
Jim: Christopher Lloyd
Latka: Andy Kaufman
Simka: Carol Kane
Phyllis: Louise Lasser

: Weather

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