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When It Was Christmas (R)

: Saturday Starts Here

Sarah Greene ,
Phillip Schofield and Peter Simon introduce your Saturday morning entertainment. Starting with Paddington's
Birthday Bonanza
Narrated by Michael Hordern


Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Peter Simon

: Panto-Time!

Jack and the Beanstalk by BRIAN CANT


Unknown: Brian Cant
Jack: Brian Cant
Dame Durden/Daisy: Matthew Devitt
Merchant/Ogre/Daisy: Ben Thomas
Mrs Ogre/Daisy: Delia Morgan

: The Muppet Babies

Bad Luck Bear
Created for television byjim HENSON


Television By: Jim Henson

: Going Live!

Join the Going Live! gang for a very special Boxing Day programme. There are star guests, live music, competitions, treasure hunts, pen pals, jokes, video voters, and cartoons too.


Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Race for Your Life Charlie Brown!

Good grief! An action-packed feature film starring the entire Peanuts gang and their adventures at Camp Remote, where they brave the bullies and attempt to win the contest for 'top tent' in the hairiest, scariest river race you've ever seen!
(First showing on British television)
Film: page 25


Writer: Charles M. Schulz
Director: Bill Melendez

: Holiday Movie: The Great Escape

Steve McQueen James Garner
Richard Attenborough Charles Bronson In an attempt to contain unwilling
POWs, the Nazis brought them together in Stalag Luft North, a seemingly escape-proof top security camp run by the Germans during
World War II. Unwittingly they had assembled the finest escape team in military history. Adventure and excitement abound in this film, with its all-star cast headed by Steve McQueen.
Screenplay by JAMES CLAVELL and . w R. BURNETT
Based on the book by PAUL BRICKHILL
Produced and directed by JOHN STURGES
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Steve McQueen.
Unknown: James Clavell
Unknown: W R. Burnett
Book By: Paul Brickhill
Directed By: John Sturges
Hilts: Steve McQueen
Hendley: James Garner
Barlett: Richard Attenborough
Ramsey: James Donald
Danny: Charles Bronson
Blythe: Donald Pleasence
Sedgwick: James Coburn
Willie: John Leyton
MacDonald: Gordon Jackson
Ashley-Pitt: David McCallum
Cavendish: Nigel Stock
Von Luger: Hannes Messemer
Werner: Robert Graf

: Telly Addicts

It's champions all, as the Telly Addicts family of 1987 plays the Telly Addicts family of 1986 in a special holiday edition of Britain's favourite television quiz. Noel Edmonds puts the questions - but will the contestants have the answers?
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Director: Annette Martin
Producer: Tim Manning
Executive Producer: John King

: Final Score

Introduced by Harry Gration All the headline-makers and day's results.


Introduced By: Harry Gration

: News

with Philip Hayton Weather

: Blankety Blank

Starring Les Dawson
Tonight Les is in a festive mood, so watch out as he showers the contestants with more fabulous prizes. Joining Les tonight in a Dickensian mood are Lynda Baron,
Joe Brown, Geoff Capes, Lorraine Chase, Roy Hudd, Wendy Richard

Produced in association with Mark Goodson and Talbot TV Ltd
(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Les Dawson
Panellist: Lynda Baron
Panellist: Joe Brown
Panellist: Geoff Capes
Panellist: Lorraine Chase
Panellist: Roy Hudd
Panellist: Wendy Richard
Sound: Mark Holland
Lighting: Graham Rimmington
Designer: Chris Webster
Director: Tony Newman
Producer: Stanley Appel

: Hi-de-Hi!

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT featuring
Clive Dempster , DFC
Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1960 Tell It to the Marines
Peggy's piano playing leads
Ted to challenge the Royal Marines to a race over their assault course.
Designer ANDRÉE WELSTEAD HORNBY Produced and directed by DAVID CROFT


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Clive Dempster
Directed By: David Croft
Ted Bovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon: Jeffrey Holland
Peggy: Su Pollard
Sqn Ldr: David Griffin
Fred Quilly: Felix Bowness
Yvonne: Diane Holland
Julian: Ben Aris
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
April: Linda Regan
Yellowcoat boys THE WEBB TWINS: Chris Andrews
Dawn: Laura Jackson
Sergeant: Brian Gwaspari
Trevor: Perry Benson
Charlie: Timothy Bateson
Trevor's dad: Michael Burns
Trevor's mum: Su Elliott
Sammy: Kenneth Connor

: Bob's Christmas Full House

starring Bob Monkhouse
This year four contestants, all working within the health service, compete for prizes and cash to be donated to their hospital. On offer as always is the chance for one of them to win themselves a fabulous holiday. Game devised by TERRY MARDELL and DAVID MOORE Programme associates
Series producer JOHN BISHOP Produced and directed by GEOFF MILES


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Terry Mardell
Unknown: David Moore
Unknown: Colin Edmonds
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Bill Millar
Unknown: John Delany
Directed By: Geoff Miles

: The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show

In a special programme for the festive season Paul Daniels takes a magical trip back into childhood, re-creates one of his funniest routines, and attempts to saw a horse in half! He also introduces: from
Argentina the famous sleight-of-hand artist Rene Lavand ; from France the spellbinding puppets of Philippe Genty ; and from Korea the unusual climbing skills of The Brave Seamen.
Featuring Debbie McGee Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate AL1 BONGO
Technical consultants
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Artist: Rene Lavand
Unknown: Philippe Genty
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Unknown: Gil Leaney.
Unknown: Jim Steinmeyer
Unknown: Bill Millar
Designer: Don Giles
Director: Kevin Bishop
Produced By: John Fisher

: Bergerac: Treasure Hunt

by Rod Beacham
Series created by Robert Banks Stewart
starring John Nettles with Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Louise Jameson
Guest stars Liza Goddard, Peter Jeffrey, James Maxwell
Murder and a series of apparently unrelated robberies bring Jim Bergerac face to face with his old adversary, Philippa Vale, with unforeseen consequences for them both.


Writer: Rod Beacham
Series created by: Robert Banks Stewart
Theme music by: George Fenton
Incidental music by: Ray Russell
Script Editor: John Chapman
Film Editor: Bernard Ashby
Designer: Phil Roberson
Photography: Kevin J. Rowley
Producer: Jonathan Alwyn
Director: Robert Tronson
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Charles: Terence Alexander
Philippa Vale: Liza Goddard
Terence: Peter Jeffrey
Raymond: James Maxwell
Simeon Fox: David Horovitch
Cyril Clavering: John Grillo
Miranda: Lynette Davies
Crozier: Sean Arnold
Susan Young: Louise Jameson
Gregory Ormond: Greg Hicks
Tina Bragg: Carole Harrison
Insp Petch: Michael Melia
Sgt Grieve: Steve Paget
Museum curator: Rosemary Frankau
Peggy: Nancy Mansfield
Det Con Wilson: Geoffrey Leesley
Det Con Goddard: Jolyon Baker
Sir Roger Carfax: Stuart Saunders
Leao: John Cassady
Vincent: David Beckett
Security assistant: Christopher Donat
Shopkeeper: John Crocker
Desk clerk: Marilyn Le Conte
Chaplain: Chris Dunne
Waitress at garden party: Penny Smith
Waitress at cafe: Theresa Fresson
Lady with dog: Dorothea Alexander
Tony Bragg: Gareth Milne

: News and Sport

from the BBC Newsroom
Philip Hayton with the latest pictures, stories and events from Britain and around the world. Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Agatha Christie's Evil under the Sun

A Hercule Poirot murder mystery. Tonight starring Peter Ustinov
'Everyone has the alibi, so you see nobody did it. And yet we still have a body.' (Poirot)
On a spectacular island in the Adriatic, a group of the wealthy (and not so wealthy) gather to drink, relax and bitch in a luxury hotel. It becomes clear that all are connected with one of the guests and for one of them the connection is a deadly one....
(First showing on British television) (Agatha Christie's 'Murder on the Orient Express' New Year's Eve at 8.45pm)
FILMS: page 25


Screenplay: Anthony Powell
Based on the novel by: Agatha Christie
Producer: John Brabourne
Producer: Richard Goodwin
Director: Guy Hamilton
Hercule Poirot: Peter Ustinov
Christine Redfern: Jane Birkin
Sir Horace Blatt: Colin Blakely
Patrick Redfern: Nicholas Clay
Odell Gardener: James Mason
Rex Brewster: Roddy McDowall
Myra Gardener: Sylvia Miles
Captain Marshall: Denis Quilley
Arlena Marshall: Diana Rigg
Daphne Castle: Maggie Smith
Linda Marshall: Emily Hone
Flewitt's secretary: Barbara Hicks
Flewitt: Richard Vernon

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

by and with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie
Thirty minutes of exquisitely-tooled comedy, embossed with a personalised monogram of up to two of your favourite initials. Available in moroccan peach or executive silver. Packs neatly into suitcase or tote bag to provide instant relief in up to four fashionable languages. Ideal as a handy key-fob caddy or garden friend.


Comedian: Stephen Fry
Comedian: Hugh Laurie
Designer: Derek Evans
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Movie Classics: Dead of Night

Michael Redgrave Googie Withers
Acknowledged as a masterpiece of British cinema, this five-part film includes the famous 'ventriloquist' sequence among its stories of comedy, murder, horror and the unknown. Architect
Walter Craig goes to the home of a new client, but finds the house and its inhabitants strangely familiar. Each of the guests has a story to tell and gradually Craig realises that he is living a recurring nightmare....
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Googie Withers
Unknown: Walter Craig
Unknown: John V. Baines
Unknown: Angus MacPhail
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Cavalcanti Charlks Crichton
Directed By: Basil Dearden
Directed By: Robert Hamer
Maxwell Frere: Michael Redgrave
Walter Craig: Mervyn Johns
Joan Cortland: Googie Withers
George Parratt: Basil Radford
Larry Potter: Naunton Wayne
Sally O'Hara: Sally Ann Howes
Eliot Foley: Roland Culver
Dr Van Straaten: Frederick Valk

: Weather

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