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Here's Snow in Your Eyes (R)
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
Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton look behind the tinsel in the lively consumer show. Write to Watchdog. BBCtv,
Lime Grove, London W12 7RJ
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.
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)
the voice of Lewis Carroll:
Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings.
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.
With the voices of Kenneth Williams. (R)
with Joanna Lumley
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.
Written by LEN KAUFMAN and MYLES WILDER
Directed by TOM WOPAT
Sheriff Rosco Coltrane:
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
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
Aled Jones is today's star guest.
with Martyn Lewis
Weather MICHAEL FISH
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
A See-Saw programme
Bertha's Birthday Party (R)
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
Produced by MICHAEL CARRERAS Directed by DON CHAFFEY
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Young Rock man:
Alias St Nick
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!
Narrated and directed by:
Father Christmas (R)
If Odysseus wants to live happily ever after, one final heroic deed remains to be done.
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.
by JOHN MASEFIELD
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)
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Nicholas WitcheU and Andrew Harvey present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world. Weather BILL GILES
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.
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
Producer JON PLOWMAN
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER
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
by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS starring Ronnie Barker Disturbing the Peace
Designer JON PUSEY
Produced by SIDNEY LOTTERBY (R)
by RICHARD OMMANNEY
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.
Producer DAVID ASKEY
Director MANDIE FLETCHER (R)
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Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News; Weather
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.
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Screenplay, based on his own novel by:
Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes:
Admiral Sir Francis Brinsden:
'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