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: Ceefax AM

: News Headlines

followed by The Flintstones
Nothing But the Tooth (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Jeremy Paxman
Sally Jones presents latest sports news and comment.
Weather from Francis Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Jones
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Paddington

Christmas by MICHAEL BOND
Narrated by Michael Hordem Music by HERBERT CHAPPELL Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Bond
Unknown: Michael Hordem
Music By: Herbert Chappell
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Play Chess

The One They Call the Bishop William Hartston moves sideways; CRAIG and ALISTAIR discover useful things to do with bishops; it's neck and neck with CATHRIN and HANNAH versus the computer; and at Deadrook Gulch, the Karpo Kid's surrounded by Dirty Garry and his gang.

Contributors

Unknown: William Hartston

: Babar and Father Christmas

It is Christmas time in the land of the elephants. Babar wants to persuade Father Christmas to visit his kingdom, and sets off to find him. However, Rataxes the rhinoceros is determined to reach Father Christmas and thwart Babar's plans.

: London Snow

by PAUL THEROUX
Read by Elizabeth Spriggs for Jackanory Part 2
Illustrator ANTONY MAITLAND
Designer MARY PENLEY-EDWARDS Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director RICHARD KELLY

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Theroux
Read By: Elizabeth Spriggs
Unknown: Antony Maitland
Designer: Mary Penley-Edwards
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Richard Kelly

: Neighbours

: Phillip Schofield

with season's greetings.

: Play School

Ding dong - ding a dong ding - Christmas is about to begin Presenters Stuart Bradley Elizabeth Watts
Story:
Crumble, the Christmas Cat by CATHERINE STOCK

Contributors

Presenters: Stuart Bradley
Presenters: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Catherine Stock

: Henry's Cat

by BOB GODFREY and STAN HAYWARD
The Christmas Dinner Narration Bob Godfrey Music PETER SHADE
Production BOB GODFREY (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward
Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Music: Peter Shade
Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: Five to Eleven

with Joanna Lumley

Contributors

Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: Keith and Orville's Christmas Circus

starring Keith Harris with Orville, Cuddles and Dippy and special guest star Dana also featuring
Eli Woods , Ronnie Brody Los Martinos
Robbie Barnett and the Circus Dancers choreographed by IRVING DAVIES
Keith and Orville invite you to a spectacular circus fantasy with all the razzmatazz of the Big Top. Script by GEORGE MARTIN and BRIAN MARSHALL
Musical director BARRY FRANCIS Designer ALAN SPALDING Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Eli Woods
Unknown: Ronnie Brody
Unknown: Los Martinos
Unknown: Robbie Barnett
Unknown: Irving Davies
Script By: George Martin
Script By: Brian Marshall
Director: Barry Francis
Designer: Alan Spalding
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: Cartoon

The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin
Directed by JANET PERLMAN

Contributors

Directed By: Janet Perlman

: Junior Kick Start

The final heat of BBCtv's junior motorcycling competition when six more riders aged up to 14 compete for the Norwich Union trophy. The competitors, who have all qualified via regional events, attempt to master a challenging course at Easton Neston in Northamptonshire. They come from Midlothian, Clwyd, Anglesey, Nottinghamshire,
Staffordshire and Avon. Commentators
Peter Purves and Jack Stites (The Final on Boxing Day at
12.45 pm)

Contributors

Commentators: Peter Purves
Commentators: Jack Stites

: A Song for Christmas

Last of three programmes.
Elaine Page is the star guest in the climax of this year's Children's Christmas Carol competition presented by Phillip Schofield.
Today the four finalists selected from thousands of entries perform their carol before a panel of celebrities chaired by Peter Skellern to decide which school will win the £1,000 first prize.
BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Singer: Elaine Page
Chair of judges: Peter Skellern
Musical Director: Robert Howes
Director: Mark Kershaw
Producer: David Weir

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis
Weather JOHN KETTLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Neighbours

Jim is furious with Nick.
Des gets a disappointment at work.
(For cast see page 48. Shown again on Monday at 10.5 am)

: Little Misses

A See-Saw programme by ROGER HARGREAVES
Little Miss Tiny
Narrated by Pauline Collins and John Alderton
Produced and directed by TERRY WARD and TREVOR BOND

Contributors

Programme By: Roger Hargreaves
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: John Alderton
Directed By: Terry Ward
Unknown: Trevor Bond

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

A special seasonal edition featuring three classic Christmas cartoons: Bedtime for Sniffles
Mister and Mistletoe and The Night Before Christmas Producer DAVID PLATT

Contributors

Producer: David Platt

: The Wizard of Oz

The Christmas favourite starring Judy Garland with Frank Morgan Ray Bolger
Bert Lahr , Jack Haley Follow the yellow brick road to the wonderful world of Oz. There you'll join the Tin Man, the vulnerable
Scarecrow and the cowardly Lion. Plus, of course, the enchanting Dorothy, as the foursome battle with the Wicked Witch of the West. In Hollywood's timeless movie, Judy plays Dorothy who discovers the other side of the rainbow - while also discovering that there's 'no place like home'.
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West.MARGARET HAMILTON Screenplay by NOEL LANGLEY . FLORENCE RYERSON and EDGAR ALLEN WOOLF
Based on the book by FRANK L. BAUM Songs by E.Y. HARBURG and HAROLD ARLEN Produced by MERVYN LE ROY Directed by VICTOR FLEMING (Colour and black and white)
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Contributors

Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Frank Morgan
Unknown: Ray Bolger
Unknown: Bert Lahr
Unknown: Jack Haley
Unknown: Margaret Hamilton
Play By: Noel Langley
Unknown: Florence Ryerson
Unknown: Edgar Allen Woolf
Book By: Frank L. Baum
Songs By: E.Y. Harburg
Songs By: Harold Arlen
Produced By: Mervyn Le Roy
Directed By: Victor Fleming
Dorothy: Judy Garland
Professor Marvel/Wizard: Frank Morgan
Hunk/Scarecrow: Ray Bolger
Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Bert Lahr
Hickory/Tin Man: Jack Haley
Glinda: Billie Burke

: Daffy Duck

Daffy Duck Hunt and The Iceman Ducketh

: The Box of Delights

by JOHN MASEFIELD
Last of three episodes dramatised by ALAN SEYMOUR Fire and Flood
The power and magic of the box allows Kay to travel back in time. But he who dares to go must face terrible dangers.
Producer PAUL STONE
Director RENNY RYE (R)
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Contributors

Unknown: John Masefield
Dramatised By: Alan Seymour
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Renny Rye
Kay Harker: Devin Stanfield
Abner Brown: Robert Stephens
Cole Hawlings: Patrick Troughton
Foxy-faced Charles: Geoffrey Larder
Chubby Joe: Jonathan Stephens
Caroline Louisa: Carol Frazer
Peter: Crispin Mair
Maria: Joanna Dukes
Jemima: Heidi Burton
Susan: Flora Page
Bishop of Tatchester: John Horsley
Rat: Bill Wallis
Herne the hunter: Glyn Baker
Old lady: Anne Dyson
Ellen: Helen Fraser
Old Jim: Johnny Cassino
Railway porter: Len Edwards
Inspector: James Grout
Mouse: Simon Barry
Pirate rats: Stewart Harwood
Pirate rats: Nick Berry
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer: Patricia Quinn
Alf: Paul Wilce
Mrs Calamine: Joyce Latham
Bishop's butler: Brian Matheson
Puppeteer: John Styles
Monk: Gordon Coulson
Arnold of Todi: Philip Locke
Chief Constable: Charles Pemberton
Waterfall boy: Jason Kemp
Bronze head: Nicholas Chagrin
Greek captain: Bruce White
Greek soldiers: Julian Sands
Greek soldiers: Angus Kennedy
Electrician: Dave Mitty
Tatchester choirboys: Michael Lewis
Tatchester choirboys: Ben Gallagher,
Tatchester choirboys: Ben Leak

: Jim'll Fix It

Dear Jim,
Please can I ...
Collect the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree?
Run a baby clinic?
Find Aladdin's lamp?
Be a Christmas parcel?
Jimmy Savile makes these and other dreams come true in this special Christmas edition.
Studio lighting ERIC WALLIS
Studio sound PETER BARVILLE Designer KEN LEDSHAM Director DAVID TAYLOR Producer ROGER ORDISH

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Eric Wallis
Unknown: Peter Barville
Designer: Ken Ledsham
Director: David Taylor
Producer: Roger Ordish

: News

with Andrew Harvey Weather BILL GILES

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Regional News

: Mr Mum

starring
Michael Keaton
TeriGarr Jack Butler is the traditional sort of husband and father - and happy with his lot as breadwinner to his wife, Caroline, and three young kids. But when he gets fired and she takes a job, Jack finds his life is turned upside down. AND
Screenplay by JOHN HUGHES Produced by LYNN LORING and LAUREN SHULER Directed by STAN DRAGON
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown: Michael Keaton
Unknown: Terigarr Jack Butler
Unknown: John Hughes
Produced By: Lynn Loring
Produced By: Lauren Shuler
Directed By: Stan Dragon
Jack Butler: Michael Keaton
Caroline Butler: Teri Garr
Alex: Frederick Koehler
Kenny Butler: Taliesin Jaffe
Megan Butler: Courtney Brittany White
Ron Richardson: Martin Mull

: Childwatch Update

Esther Rantzen presents an update on Childwatch, the programme which examined cruelty to children and launched ChildLine last October. She reports on the new national phoneline during its first months of operation. She reveals how it has helped thousands of children 'speak to someone who cares', and looks at how children all over the country are supporting ChildLine.

Contributors

Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Sarah Caplin

: The Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett in a special Christmas programme of sketches, jokes and songs Special guest Elaine Paige also Patrick Troughton
John Owens , Gerrie Raymond The Ballad of Snivelling and Grudge
'Oh I'll sing you a song of Snivelling and Grudge
Two medieval twisters
Through merrie England they did trudge ..."
A film story with Peter Wyngarde as Sir Guy and MICHAEL CANTWELL
DARYL DEBEAU , RON PEMBER
JOHN RUTLAND , DEREK WARE Script associate IAN DAVIDSON Written by GEOFF ATKINSON
MIKE RADFORD. DAVID RENWICK
PETER ROBINSON. LAURIE ROWLEY PETER VINCENT. GERALD WILEY
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Lighting RON BRISTOW
Produced and directed by MARCUS PLANTIN (R)
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Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: John Owens
Unknown: Gerrie Raymond
Unknown: Peter Wyngarde
Unknown: Michael Cantwell
Unknown: Daryl Debeau
Unknown: Ron Pember
Unknown: John Rutland
Unknown: Derek Ware
Unknown: Ian Davidson
Written By: Geoff Atkinson
Written By: Mike Radford.
Written By: David Renwick
Written By: Peter Robinson.
Written By: Laurie Rowley
Written By: Peter Vincent.
Unknown: Gerald Wiley
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Director: Lighting Ron Bristow
Directed By: Marcus Plantin

: Nine O'Clock News

with Andrew Harvey Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Dallas

Proof Positive
Not even the Oil Baron's Ball can bring peace and goodwill to Dallas, as Parmalee makes his move, and the foundations of Ewing Oil begin to shake ...
Written by CALVIN CLEMENTS JR Directed by MICHAEL PREECE
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Contributors

Written By: Calvin Clements Jr
Directed By: Michael Preece
Miss Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
J R: Larry Hagman
Donna: Susan Howard
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Clayton: Howard Keel
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
Jenna: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Pam: Victoria Principal
Jack: Dack Rambo
Jamie: Jenilee Harrison
Wes Parmalee: Steve Forrest
Mandy: Deborah Shelton
April Stevens: Sheree J Wilson

: Wogan

J.R. and Sue Ellen stop their feuding for a seasonal reconciliation on the stage of the Television Theatre.
Terry welcomes Linda Gray and Larry Hagman and says: 'I'm sure all they need is a good talking-to. I look forward to bringing them together for Christmas.'

Contributors

Unknown: Sue Ellen
Unknown: Linda Gray
Unknown: Larry Hagman

: Christmas Eve with Val Doonican

Val, at home and in the studio, prepares for a traditional Christmas with music and fun to start the holiday in a relaxing mood with his guests, including snooker star Dennis Taylor and Scots percussion virtuoso Evelyn Glennie.
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate ROGER RICHARDS Written by CHRIS MILLER and VAL DOONICAN
Costume designer IRENE WHILTON Sound MIKE FELTON Lighting BILL MILLAR Designer
JOHN ANDERSON
Production YVONNE LITTLEWOOD

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie.
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Roger Richards
Written By: Chris Miller
Unknown: Val Doonican
Designer: Irene Whilton
Designer: Sound Mike Felton
Unknown: Bill Millar
Designer: John Anderson
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: The First Mass of Christmas

from Clifton Cathedral, Bristol
Chief Celebrant
Dr Mervyn Alexander , Bishop of Clifton Preacher
Mgr Crispian Hollis Readings: Isaiah 9, w 2-7;
Titus 2, w 11-14: Luke 2, w 1-14 Music of the mass: 0 come all ye faithful; Infant holy, infant lowly;
Gloria (St Augustine); Responsorial Psalm 95 (Sussex Carol); Alleluia
(Salisbury Alleluia): 0 little town of Bethlehem; This day Christ was bom; Creed (We believe in one God): Bidding prayers (Taize); Eucharistic acclamation: Lamb of God
(Monteverdi): It came upon a midnight clear; 0 magnum mysterium; Silent night; In the bleak midwinter; Hark, the herald angels sing; Organ voluntary: finale (Wiene) Organist JOHN GIBBONS Musical director
CHRISTOPHER WALKER
Sound ROGER GUEST
Lighting DEREK FAWLEY Television presentation ERNEST REA BBC Bristol
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 4. Viewers with stereo Radio 4 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.
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Contributors

Unknown: Dr Mervyn Alexander
Unknown: Clifton Preacher
Unknown: Mgr Crispian Hollis
Organist: John Gibbons
Director: Christopher Walker
Unknown: Roger Guest
Unknown: Derek Fawley
Unknown: Ernest Rea

: Weather









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