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: Ceefax AM

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

: News Headlines followed by The Flintstones

Here's Snow in Your Eyes (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Sally Magnusson
News and analysis on the hour and half hour.
Sports news from Bob Wilson Timetable:
Weather with Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55, 8.25
Regional news and travel information 7.15, 7.45, 8.15


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Watchdog

Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton look behind the tinsel in the lively consumer show. Write to Watchdog. BBCtv,
Lime Grove, London W12 7RJ


Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: John Stapleton

: Yogi Bear

Acrobatty Yogi (R)

: Play Chess

A Knight to Remember
The first in a daily series in which William Hartston meets ALISTAIR; CRAIG suffers the torture of 100 knight moves; HANNAH and CATHRIN take on the computer in the Teacher's Assurance Trophy; and at Deadrook
Gulch, the stranger rides into town for his first show-down with the Karpo Kid.


Unknown: William Hartston

: Wacky Races

Speeding to Smogland (R)

: Alice in Wonderland

A cartoon version of LEWIS CARROLL 'S classic story with Other voices lestyn Garlick Martin Griffiths
Dilys Price , Olwen Rees Produced by E. DUBENKO and KIEV FILMS (R)


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Garlick Martin Griffiths
Unknown: Dilys Price
Unknown: Olwen Rees
Produced By: E. Dubenko
the voice of Lewis Carroll: Nigel Hawthorne
Alice: Tracey Childs

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings.


Presenter: Andy Crane

: Children's BBC: Play School

There's a brightness in the air - but look out; what's happening on the Christmas tree?
Presenters Stuart Bradley and Elizabeth Watts
Story: The Christmas Tree Decorations Rehearse Their Song by Donald Austen.


Presenter: Stuart Bradley
Presenter: Elizabeth Watts
Author: Donald Austen
Director: Christine Hewitt

: Children's BBC: Willo the Wisp: The Dragon

With the voices of Kenneth Williams. (R)


Voices: Kenneth Williams

: Five to Eleven

with Joanna Lumley


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: The Dukes of Hazzard

The Haunting of J. D. Hogg Boss Hogg is spooked by the voice of Silas's ghost when he cooks up a scheme to pocket the money from his late uncle's estate.
Directed by TOM WOPAT


Unknown: J. D. Hogg
Unknown: Boss Hogg
Written By: Len Kaufman
Written By: Myles Wilder
Directed By: Tom Wopat
Bo Duke: John Schneider
Luke Duke: Tom Wopat
Daisy Duke: Catherine Bach
Uncle Jesse: Denver Pyle
Enos: Sonny Shroyer
Cooter: Ben Jones
Sheriff Rosco Coltrane: James Best
Boss Hogg: Sorrell Booke
Larson: Jason Evers
Sharp: Chris Mulkey
Mr Winkle: Bill McLean

: Junior Kick Start

The first of three heats of BBCtv's junior motorcycling competition for the Norwich Union trophy. Six talented riders, aged up to 14, from as far apart as Northern Ireland, Cumbria, Cleveland, Derby and Surrey, tackle natural and man-made obstacles over a tricky course on Lord Hesketh's estate in Northamptonshire.
Commentators Peter Purves and Jack Stites
Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Commentators: Peter Purves
Commentators: Jack Stites
Producer: John G. Smith

: A Song for Christmas

Phillip Schofield presents the first of three programmes to find this year's Song for
Christmas. This is the tenth year of the popular Children's Christmas Carol competition and today six schools perform their own carol in front of a judging panel to decide which two will go through to
Wednesday's final.
Aled Jones is today's star guest.


Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Aled Jones

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Scott rings home. Max and Shane have an argument at work. Nick makes a play for Maria.
This week's cast:
Written by SALLY WEBB
Directed by GREG SHEARS


Written By: Sally Webb
Directed By: Greg Shears
Max Ramsay: Francis Bell
Maria Ramsay: Dasha Blahova
Danny Ramsay: David Clencie
Shane Ramsay: Peter O'Brien
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Scott Robinson: Darius Perkins
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Julie Robinson: Vikki Blanche
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Daphne Lawrence: Elaine Smith
Mrs Forbes: Gwen Plumb
Nick Burman: Vic Hawkins
Mrs Hammond: Jennifer Jarmon-Walker
Greg Arnold: John Higginson
Mr Arnold: John Murphy
Lucy Robinson: Kylie Flinker

: Bertha

A See-Saw programme
Bertha's Birthday Party (R)

: One Million Years BC

Raquel Welch
John Richardson
When Tumak , son of Akhoba, leader of the Rock People, fights with his brother,
Sakana, he is banished from the tribe. He joins the Shell People, a more advanced society than his own, and meets the beautiful Loana. Life in prehistoric times seems to have been a rather hazardous business as Raquel Welch - sporting a memorable bear-skin bikini - finds out in this spectacular stone-age saga; her co-stars include a brontosaurus, a triceratops, a giant lizard and a hungry pterodactyl.
Screenplay by MICHAEL CARRERAS Based on the story by MICKELL NOVAK
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Raquel Welch
Unknown: John Richardson
Unknown: When Tumak
Unknown: Raquel Welch
Play By: Michael Carreras
Story By: Mickell Novak
Produced By: Michael Carreras
Directed By: Don Chaffey
Loana: Raquel Welch
Tumak: John Richardson
Sakana: Percy Herbert
Akhoba: Robert Brown
Nupondi: Martine Beswick
Ahot: Jean Wladon
Sura: Llsa Thomas
Tohana: Malya Nappi
Payto: William Lyon Brown
Young Rock man: Richard James
Rock man: Frank Hayden
Shell man: Terence Mailment
Shell girl: Micky de Rauch
Ullah: Yvonne Horner

: Cartoon

Alias St Nick


Unknown: St Nick

: Children's BBC: Henry's Cat: Once Upon a Time

One night Henry's Cat had been reading fairy tales to his teddy bear and when he nodded off to sleep the stories and his dreams got all mixed up!


Writer: Bob Godfrey
Writer: Stan Hayward
Narrated and directed by: Bob Godfrey

: SuperTed

SuperTed Meets
Father Christmas (R)

: Odysseus the Greatest Hero of Them All

If Odysseus wants to live happily ever after, one final heroic deed remains to be done.


Storyteller: Tony Robinson
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis, Mark Curry Caron Keating and Peter Duncan
Merry Musical Christmas!
In the last Blue Peter before Christmas, Janet, Peter, Mark and Caron are dressing up for their variety spectacular - don't miss Mark's rendition of 'On Ilkley Moor baht' at', Caron's 'Rafferty's motor car' and Peter's 'Boiled beef and carrots'. Janet's choice is 'You are my lucky star'. And there's a carol round the tree with the massed choirs of Allfarthing Primary School, Warlingham County Secondary School, Kessingland School, plus the BBC Symphony Chorus and the band of the Chalk Farm Salvation Army.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Peter Duncan

: The Box of Delights

Dramatised in three episodes by ALAN SEYMOUR
1: When the Wolves were Running
Young Kay Harker 's adventures begin in the train on the way home for the Christmas holidays. There is snow on the wind and wild dogs are roaming the countryside. Kay has the strangest feeling something very mysterious is about to happen. (R)
(For cast see page 67. Next episode tomorrow at 5.0 pm)


Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: Alan Seymour
Unknown: Young Kay Harker

: Six O'Clock News

Nicholas WitcheU and Andrew Harvey present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world. Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: London Plus

John Stapleton, Linda Mitchell and Caroline Righton bring you all tonight's headlines from London and the south east. Plus all the day's sport from Michael Wale.


Presenter: John Stapleton
Presenter: Linda Mitchell
Presenter: Caroline Righton
Presenter: Michael Wale
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Wogan

There's just time to send a card back to the people who've sent you one, but who you have crossed 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 the first two lines of 'Good King Wenceslas'. Sit back and enjoy the next
35 minutes with Terry and his guests live at the Television Theatre. Director GEOFF MILES
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER


Producer: Jon Plowman
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: 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 Christmas hits. Producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis

: Comedy Classic:Porridge

by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS starring Ronnie Barker Disturbing the Peace
Designer JON PUSEY


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Designer: Jon Pusey
Produced By: Sidney Lotterby
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Mr Wainwright: Peter Jeffrey
Williams: Philip Madoc
Warren: Sam Kelly
McLaren: Tony Osoba
Governor: Michael Barrington
Secretary: Madge Hindle

: Three Up, Two Down

Sam and Daphne are trying to settle down to some sort of routine. Daphne tries to improve her social life, but hasn't accounted for Sam.


Unknown: Richard Ommanney
Producer: David Askey
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Daphne: Angela Thorne
Sam: Michael Elphick
Angie: Lysette Anthony
Nick: Ray Burdis
Nigel: Jeremy Sinden
Penelope: Marsha Fitzalan
Cabbie: Fred Beauman

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: North Sea Hijack

Starring Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins

A gang of ruthless hijackers pulls off the first stage of a daring plot to besiege a mammoth North Sea oil rig. Within hours of landing on the rig and the production platform, they plant explosives and make their ransom demand of £25 million. The British Government has to act fast and one man - the most eccentric expert in the underwater sabotage game - is called upon for the most dangerous caper of his life; a deadly 11th-hour chess game involving hundreds of lives and trillions of dollars.
Films: page 27
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Screenplay, based on his own novel by: Jack Davies
Producer: Elliot Kastner
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes: Roger Moore
Admiral Sir Francis Brinsden: James Mason
Lou Kramer: Anthony Perkins
Shulman: Michael Parks
King: David Hedison
Olafsen: Jack Watson
Fletcher: George Baker
Tipping: Jeremy Clyde
Herring: David Wood
Prime Minister: Fatth Brook
Sanna: Lea Brodie
Ackerman: Anthony Pullen Shaw

: Bette Midler - Art or Bust!

'There's nothing I won't do for my art ... for what is life without beauty and what is beauty but an endless struggle against chaos and bad jokes?' In this spectacular concert, 'The Divine Miss M' brings a new refinement to her repertoire of songs.
Good taste is the key note of her interpretations of 'Pink
Cadillac' and 'Pretty legs and great big knockers', and culture is redefined in 'Disco memories' as performed by the delectable Delores de Lago and the Harlettes.
Directed by Thomas Schlamme An HBO presentation


Star: Bette Midler
Director: Thomas Schlamme

: Weather

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