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: Ceefax AM

: The Flintstones

News Headlines followed by Baby Barney (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Jeremy Paxman reports from
Penny Bustin, James Cox Margaret Gilmore ,
Peter Marshall , Guy Michelmore and Michael Stewart
Sports news Sally Jones


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: James Cox
Unknown: Margaret Gilmore
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Michael Stewart
Unknown: Sally Jones

: Watchdog

with Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton


Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: John Stapleton

: Paddington

Paddington and the Christmas Shopping (R)

: Play Chess

Paum Cocktails
CRAIG helps William Hartston solve yesterday's puzzle; ALISTAIR gets pawns en passant; CATHRIN and HANNAH struggle with the computer; and at Deadrook Gulch, the Karpo Kid makes Dirty Garry pawn crackers.


Unknown: William Hartston

: London Snow

by PAUL THEROUX read by Elizabeth Spriggs for Jackanory
1: When Snyder, a miserly landlord, threatens to evict Mrs Mutterance and her adopted children, their future seems bleak.


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Read By: Elizabeth Spriggs
Unknown: Mrs Mutterance

: Neighbours

: Phillip Schofield


: Play School

Presenters Stuart Bradley and Elizabeth Watts
Story: The Nativity Play by NICK BUTTERWORTH and mick INKPEN


Presenters: Stuart Bradley
Presenters: Elizabeth Watts
Play By: Nick Butterworth
Play By: Mick Inkpen

: Willo the Wisp

Christmas Box (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Joanna Lumley


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: The Dukes of Hazzard

When You Wish Upon a Hogg It's pantomime time in Hazzard when Boss Hogg 's nephew arrives with an Aladdin's lamp.
Written by MARTIN ROTH


Unknown: Boss Hogg
Written By: Martin Roth
Directed By: Michael Caffey
Hughie Hogg: Jeff Alensi
Triste: Kltty Moffat

: Junior Kick Start

The second heat features six more talented riders from the Isle of Man, Tyne and Wear, Clwyd, North
Yorkshire and Derby, as they attempt to conquer a difficult course at Easton Neston.
Commentators Peter Purves and Jack Stites


Unknown: Easton Neston.
Commentators: Peter Purves
Commentators: Jack Stites

: A Song for Christmas

Chris de Burgh is the star guest in today's semi-final of the 1986 Christmas Carol Competition.
Phillip Schofield presents six more schools competing for the last two places in tomorrow's final.


Unknown: Phillip Schofield

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

Nick takes Maria out to dinner. Paul yearns for an adventurous life.
(For cast see page 4S. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5 am)

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme All in a Day's Work (R)

: The Jungle Book

starring Sabu Joseph Calleia
This colourful screen version of Kipling's story of Mowgli, the Indian child brought up by wolves, has the added excitement of a treasure hunt. In his battle against the wicked tiger,
Shere Khan , Mowgli is helped by a herd of elephants as well as Rao the snake, his wolf brothers, and his friend,
Bagheera the black panther.
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Sabu Joseph Calleia
Unknown: Shere Khan
Play By: Laurence Stallings
Produced By: Alexander Korda
Directed By: Zoltan Korda
Mowgli: Sabu
Buldeo: Joseph Calleia
Barber: John Qualen
Pundit: Frank Puglia
Messua: Rosemary de Camp
Mahala: Patricia O'Rourke
Durga: Ralph Byrd
Rao: John Mather
English girl: Falth Brook
Sikh: Noble Johnson

: Children's BBC: Jimbo and the Jet Set: Jinglebells Jimbo


Presenter (Children's BBC): Phillip Schofield
Written and created by: Peter Maddocks
Director: Keith Learner

: Panto-time! Aladdin

Get swanky at Twankey's, meet the generous genies, pity the pretty Princess and cheer as Aladdin goes from rags to riches.
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Percussion TONY MCVEY Woodwind MARTIN FRITH


Unknown: Brian Cant
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Percussion Tony McVey
Director: Woodwind Martin Frith
Designer: Gary Williamson
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Sharon Miller
Photographer/Abanaza: Brian Cant
Aladdin: Matthew Devitt
Widow Twankey/Genie of the lamp: Brian Jameson
Emperor/Genie of ring: Ben Thomas
Princess: Tracy Brabin

: Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper

This Christmas special has Yogi, Boo Boo and all their friends causing chaos in the big city, but also bringing happiness to a lonely little rich girl and her father.


Unknown: Boo Boo

: Grange Hill

A series of 24 programmes Episode 23 by DAVID ANGUS Jackie feels she can't face going to see Zammo, so Miss Booth goes alone. She's surprised by what she finds. Meanwhile, what's happened to Ant Jones?
Devised by PHIL REDMOND (R)


Unknown: David Angus
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
MiSS Booth: Karen Ford
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mr Kennedy: Jeffery Kissoon
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Miss Partridge: Karen Lewis
Mr Mackenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Mr Jones: Keith Drinkel
Jackie Wright: Melissa Wilks
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Julie Marchant: Lisa York
Janet: Simone Nylander
Cheryl Webb: Amma Asante
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Steven Banks: Tim Polley
Kevin: Mmoloki Chrystie
Roland: Erkan Mustafa
Laura Reagan: Fiona Mogridge
Julia Glover: Sara McGlasson
Louise: Alison McLaughlin
Ant Jones: Ricky Simmonds
Danny Kendall: Jonathan Lambeth
Calley Donnington: Simone Hyams
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Jane Bishop: Joann Kenny
Gonch Gardner: John Holmes
Hollo Holloway: Bradley Sheppard
Ziggy Greaves: George Wilson
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Trevor Cleaver: John Drummond
Vince Savage: Steve George
Michael Webb: Wesley Whynt
Jonathan Webb: Nicholas Grant
Harriet Dean: Carmen Munroe
Nurse: Heather Emmanuel
Burger Boy: Darren Rose

: The Box of Delights

Second of three episodes The Spider in the Web
Kay has shrunk to the size of half a crown and, with Mouse's help, has travelled swiftly to the Prince Rupert's Arms. There he spies Abner Brown , the Rat and a mysterious lady. (R)
(For cast see page 67. Final part tomorrow at 4.20 pm)


Unknown: Abner Brown

: Six O'clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Telly Addicts

Last year in a Christmas challenge, a team of TV professionals just beat the Telly Addicts champions of 1985. Tonight Noel Edmonds asks the questions as that same team of professionals - NINA MYSKOW , BARRY TOOK LARRY GRAYSON and MICHAEL GRADE - challenge this year's champions, the REYNISH family from Swansea.
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Nina Myskow
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Larry Grayson
Director: Annette Martin
Producer: Tim Manning

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
'Well I hope you show them more of the spirit of Christmas than you've shown me, Pete'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Director: Nicholas Prosser
Angie: Anita Dobson
Den: Leslie Grantham
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Jan: Jane How
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Michelle: Susan Tully
Lofty: Tom Watt
Lou: Anna Wing
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Pat: Pam St Clement
Mary: Linda Davidson
Naima: Shreela Ghosh
Debs: Shirley Cheriton
Wilmott-Brown: William Boyde
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Charlie Cotton: Christopher Hancock
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Hannah: Sally Sagoe
Tony: Oscar James
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Kelvin: Paul J Medford
Cassie: Delanie Forbes
Barry: Gary Hailes
Colin: Michael Cashman
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Tom: Donald Tandy

: A Question of Sport

For this seasonal special Emlyn Hughes and Bill Beaumont are joined by stars from the world of entertainment.
Comedian Les Dawson books a place alongside Bill with singer/songwriter and motorsport nut Leo Sayer , while EastEnders's
Leslie Grantham joins Emlyn and Hi-de-Hi's Su Pollard.
David Coleman questions their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats, reviving the greatest and the funniest - moments in sport. Director MIKE DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Les Dawson
Unknown: Leo Sayer
Unknown: Leslie Grantham
Unknown: Su Pollard.
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: Mike Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Kenny's Christmas Cracker

Kenny Everett
Kenny throws open his portals to welcome one and all to his holiday extravaganza. Watch
Reg Prescott demonstrate his DIY Christmas, watch Napoleon Bonaparte with some handy battle hints, and watch several Trappist monks with their own ideas for a quiet holiday. All this and what your body means when it moves, and an opportunity to join in community singing whether you want to or not. Together with popular group Spandau Ballet singing their latest single, this is a cracker of a show.
Musical director MIKE MORAN Sound SCOTT TALBOT
Costume designer PIP BRYCE Designer PHIL ROBERSON Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP


Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Reg Prescott
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Written By: Bary Cryer
Director: Mike Moran
Designer: Pip Bryce
Designer: Phil Roberson
Directed By: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia SomerviUe and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather


Unknown: Julia Somerviue

: In Sickness and in Health

by JOHNNY SPEIGHT starring
Alfs problems increase - but things are eventually resolved by Caribbean magic.
Directed by RICHARD BODEN Produced by ROGER RACE


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Designer: Janine Killick
Directed By: Richard Boden
Produced By: Roger Race
Christmas approaches: Warren Mitchell
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Rita: Una Stubbs
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Winston: Eamonn Walker
Mother: Alison Steadman
Mr Kittel: Renu Setna
Mrs Johnson: Eileen Kennally
Mr Johnson: Ken Campbell
MrRabinsky: Arnold Diamond
Man at grotto: Scott Farrell
Store manager: Edmund Kente
Woman at grotto: Jo Kendall
Man at house: Richard Henry
Boy: Mark Vella

: Movie Classics: North by Northwest

Opening a season of acclaimed films introduced by Barry Norman.
Tonight starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Advertising executive Roger Thornhill is kidnapped, in broad daylight, by a mysterious and ruthless espionage organisation.
Unable to convince them of his identity he narrowly escapes death in an automobile 'accident'. Faced with disbelief Thornhill tracks down the one man who can prove his story - only to find himself accused of his murder! Alfred Hitchcock's celebrated thriller is shown as a tribute to Cary Grant, who died in November.

(The Shop Around the Corner 12.20 am Boxing Day)


Presenter: Barry Norman
Screenplay: Ernest Lehman
Producer/Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Roger Thornhill: Cary Grant
Eve Kendall: Eva Marie Saint
Philip Van Damm: James Mason
Clara Thornhill: Jessie Royce Landis
Professor: Leo G Carroll
Lester Townsend: Philip Ober
Leonard: Martin Landau
Valerian: Adam Williams
Victor Larrabee: Edward Platt
'Mrs Townsend': Josephine Hutchinson
Licht: Robert Ellenstein
Auctioneer: Les Tremayne

: Weather

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