in The Druggist's Dilemma
with Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
Weather followed by Neighbours
with Simon Parkin
Laurel and Hardy
Laurel and Hardy take a backward step when they get into a space machine in Sign of the Times (R)
Presenter (Children's BBC):
MAUREEN almost takes to the ice, ROSS pops up with some novel book ideas, and the gang challenges the world of high fashion.
Christmas by MICHAEL BOND Narrated by Michael Hordem
Music by HERBERT CHAPPELL Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD (R)
Simon Parkin with programme news and birthday greetings
Christopher Plummer narrates HANS CHRISTIAN
ANDERSEN'S well-loved story of the singing nightingale, who captures the heart of the Emperor of China.
'Now light 1,000 Christmas lights on dark earth here tonight.'
Elizabeth Watts , Fred Harris Story: Peterkin Meets a Star by EMILIE BOON
Director SHEILA FRASER
Christmas readings with Laurence Olivier
Weather followed by The High Chaparral starring
Tiger by the Tail
A notorious Mexican bandit convalesces at the Cannon Ranch before being handed over to the authorities, but his followers have other ideas.
Written by MEL COLDBOG
Directed by SEYMOUR ROBBIE (R)
Big John Cannon:
Weather followed by Song for Christmas
Phillip Schofield introduces the climax of the 1987 Children's Christmas Carol Competition.
Today eight finalists, selected from thousands of entries, perform their carol before a panel of celebrity judges, to decide which two schools will win the £1,000 prizes.
Musical director ROBERT HOWES Sound PAUL BALMER
Designer GEOFF NAWN
Director MARK KERSHAW Producer DAVID WEIR BBC Pebble Mill
with Michael Buerk
Weather MICHAEL FISH
The reception gets under way at the Ape House but the day is destined to end in a tragedy that will shock the whole of Ramsay Street.
Hosted by Henry Kelly
This week's ten semi-finalists are now whittled down to eight still competing for a place in the finals in March. One of those could be the ultimate winner and have a ringside seat at the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea where everyone will be Going for Gold.
Starring Yogi Bear Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss and Ranger Smith
With the alarm set for April, Yogi and Boo Boo are surprised to find themselves awakened by noises coming from Jellystone Lodge. It's Christmas and the gang are preparing to celebrate when Yogi arrives, eager to enjoy his first wide-awake yuletide. However, his enjoyment may be shortlived, as Mrs Throckmorton and her snivelling nephew Snively are on their way - determined to sell the lodge!
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Andy Crane starting with Caterpillar Trail with Stuart Bradley
Stuart takes a 'giant' step on the Causeway in Ireland, and reindeer in the snowy
Cairngorms bring a seasonal note to the last of the series. Series director FAY WOOLF
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM
with Chris Burton as Prince Yubi
Benji, the stray dog, and Zax, the guardian robot, are the only friends young Prince Yubi can rely on when he becomes a refugee on earth. In today's episode Prince
Yubi's cruel hunters Darrah and Khyber are closing in on him and only Benji and Zax can save him.
The last in a series on the art of making pictures with Tony Hart , Margot Wilson Joanna Kirk and Colin Bennett as the caretaker
Everyone's thoughts are turning to pantomime - there's a cardboard Little Red Riding Hood and a most peculiar Cinderella.
Meanwhile, hands produce prints without inking, Morph has a knock-out time with Chas, and who let the caretaker in? Look out for your work in today's Gallery. Assistant producer CLAIRE WINYARD Producer CHRISTOPHER TANDY
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with Helen Rollason and John Craven
What's happening today in the world? Newsround brings you the big stories of the day and explains the facts. Editor JOHN CRAVEN
by MARGARET MAHY dramatised by ALLAN BAKER Last of six parts
Jake's bravery has given
Bond a chance to reach the stone circle - but will he get there before the Wirdegen?
Cameraman PAUL HARDING Video effects ROBIN LOBB Music ROGER LIMB
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE
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A festive edition of this popular music show in which Dave Lee Travis presents specially made visual interpretations of some famous pre-video Christmas hits.
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill
with Nicholas Witchell and Debbie Thrower
Weather IAN MCCASKILL
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment live from the Television Theatre.
About town with urban badgers.
Badgers raiding dustbins, badgers knocking on front doors, badgers climbing on to birdtables and badgers coming into people's living-rooms to feed.
Everyone knows about urban foxes, but did you know about the badgers that, in some cities, live cheek by jowl with the residents of housing estates? Badgers are often thought of as timid, solitary animals living in the countryside, but, as this programme shows, some town badgers are very sociable and they're anything but shy.
Cameraman Simon King presents this affectionate and intimate look at a wild animal many people regularly watch in their own back gardens. But what of their future?
Director KAREN BASS
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol
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Gone with the Wind
In the Ewing household, the oldest son puts his plans for JRE Industries into action, but his mother is more concerned with matters of the heart.
Sue Ellen is advised to head west and Bobby has an awkward first meeting with his real son. Meanwhile, the time comes for Pam to face the truth ...
Written by MITCHELL WAYNE KATZMAN Directed by MICHAEL PREECE
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with Martyn Lewis and Debbie Thrower
Regional News; Weather
starring Clint Eastwood Telly Savalas
Donald Sutherland Don Rickles
The Second World War. Private Kelly captures a German major and takes him back to his sergeant, 'Big Joe'. All 'Big Joe' wants to know is where the best hotels and women are, but Kelly has discovered their prisoner knows the whereabouts of$16 million in gold hidden in a French bank behind enemy lines.
Screenplay by TROY KENNEDY MARTIN
Produced by GABRIEL KATZKA and SIDNEY BECKERMAN
Directed by BRIAN G. HUTTON
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A behind-the-scenes look at the production of BBCl's big New Year's Day film starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. featuring interviews with the stars and crew, and a crash course in creating a typhoon! Producedand written by DREW CUMMINGS
A TRUDEAU/CUMMINGS production