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: Ceefax AM

: Clark and McCulloch

in The Druggist's Dilemma

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: News

Weather followed by Neighbours

: Children's BBC

with Simon Parkin

followed by:

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): Simon Parkin

: Why Dont You... ?

MAUREEN almost takes to the ice, ROSS pops up with some novel book ideas, and the gang challenges the world of high fashion.

: Paddington

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


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

: News Weather Children's BBC

Simon Parkin with programme news and birthday greetings


Unknown: Simon Parkin

: The Nightingale

Christopher Plummer narrates HANS CHRISTIAN
ANDERSEN'S well-loved story of the singing nightingale, who captures the heart of the Emperor of China.


Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Hans Christian

: Play School

'Now light 1,000 Christmas lights on dark earth here tonight.'
Elizabeth Watts , Fred Harris Story: Peterkin Meets a Star by EMILIE BOON


Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Fred Harris
Director: Sheila Fraser

: Five to Eleven

Christmas readings with Laurence Olivier


Unknown: Laurence Olivier

: News

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)


Written By: Mel Coldbog
Directed By: Seymour Robbie
Big John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck Cannon: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
El Tigne: Ricardo Montalban

: Cartoon

: News

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
Director MARK KERSHAW Producer DAVID WEIR BBC Pebble Mill


Introduces: Phillip Schofield
Director: Robert Howes
Director: Sound Paul Balmer
Designer: Geoff Nawn
Director: Mark Kershaw

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

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.

: Going for Gold

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.


Unknown: Henry Kelly

: Holiday Movie: Yogi's First Christmas

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!
(First showing on British television)

Films: page 25


Executive Producer: William Hanna
Executive Producer: Joseph Barbera

: Children's BBC

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


Unknown: Stuart Bradley

: Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince: The Flying Lesson

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.


Prince Yubi: Chris Burton
Executive producer: Joseph Barbera
Executive producer: Margaret Loesch

: Hartbeat

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


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Unknown: Joanna Kirk
Unknown: Colin Bennett

: Newsround

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


Unknown: Helen Rollason
Unknown: John Craven
Editor: John Craven

: Aliens in the Family

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
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE


Unknown: Margaret Mahy
Dramatised By: Allan Baker
Unknown: Paul Harding
Unknown: Robin Lobb
Music: Roger Limb
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Christine Secombe
Jake: Sophie Bold
Bond: Grant Thatcher
Dora: Clare Wilkie
Lewis: Sebastian Knapp
David: Rob Edwards
Philippa: Clare Clifford
Solita: Elizabeth Watkins
Teacher: Jon Glover
Wirdegen leader: Granville Saxton
Wirdegens: Tony Birch
Wirdegens: James Woodward
Sebastian Webster: Michael Kelligan

: The Golden Oldie Christmas Show

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


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Debbie Thrower


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment live from the Television Theatre.

: Brockside

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?
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol
0 FEATURE: page 13


Unknown: Simon King
Director: Karen Bass
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Dallas

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
Miss Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
JR: Larry Hagman
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Clayton: Howard Keel
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
Jenna: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
April: Sheree J Wilson
Nicholas Pearce: Jack Scalia
Harrison Dandridge: Bert Remsen
Casey Denault: Andrew Stevens
Charlie: Shalane McCall
Jordan Lee: Don Starr
Marilee Stone: Fern Fitzgerald

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis and Debbie Thrower
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Kelly's Heroes

starring Clint Eastwood Telly Savalas
Donald Sutherland Don Rickles
Carroll O'Connor
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.
Directed by BRIAN G. HUTTON
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Telly Savalas
Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Unknown: Don Rickles
Play By: Troy Kennedy
Produced By: Gabriel Katzka
Unknown: Sidney Beckerman
Directed By: Brian G. Hutton
Kelly: Clint Eastwood
'Big Joe': Telly Savalas
Crapgame: Don Rickles
Oddball: Donald Sutherland
Gen Colt: Carroll O'Connor
Maitland: Hal Buckley
Little Joe: Stuart Margolin
Mitchell: Fred Pearlman
Job: Tom Troupe
Moriarity: Gavin MacLeod
Babra: Gene Collins
Petchuko: Perry Lopez
Fisher: Dick Balduzzi
Willard: Harry Stanton
Gutkowski: Dick Davalos

: The Making of The Bounty'

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


Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins.
Written By: Drew Cummings

: Weather

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