starts the day with news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers.
in I'll Take Mine
An RKO film
with Kirsty Wark and Jeremy Paxman
Weather followed by Open Air
Television astronomer Patrick Moore is the guest of the day.
Call with your questions on [number removed].
Robert Kilroy-Silk with lively and topical discussions on the subjects you are talking about. Every weekday morning everyone has a chance to put their point of view.
Weather followed by The Pink Panther Show Today: Yankee Doodle Pink; Beach Bummer; The Pinkologist.
'Pink Panther' theme by HENRY MANCINI (R)
Andy Crane - starting with:
Playbus stops today at The Why Bird Shop where Why Bird helps the bus driver to sort out the lost property and discovers a way of making money.
Stories: Mrs Drimble's Kitchen by Phyllis Pearce
George the Giraffe illustrated by Jean de Lemos
Driver, Brian Jameson
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Weather followed by Open Air
Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes introduce a live discussion on the recent television documentary about the John Lennon biography, and invite your questions for stargazer Patrick Moore.
Weather followed by Daytime Live with Sue Cook and Judi Spiers. Britain's brightest magazine brings you live music and conversation from Pebble Mill. Including the latest chart news with Simon Potter.
Editor STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill
with Philip Hayton
Weather BERNARD DAVEY
Mike has a visitor who may change the course of his life. Charlene discovers married life has its problems. Written by RAY KOLLE (For cast see page 68. Repeated at 5.35pm)
Which saint 'saw the light' on the road to Damascus? Find out by joining
Henry Kelly as he introduces seven new European contestants to play Beat the Buzzer, Four in a Row and the final round r Head to Head.
From Hruska, With Love Ironside aids the State
Department in a spy exchange which has a surprising conclusion. Written by RICHARD SHAPIRO Directed by ALF KJELUN (R)
as Det Sgt:
as Det Sgt:
Peter and David invite friends to their Auckland home for a festive Christmas dinner - New Zealand style. A FRIDAY PRODUCTIONS programme for BBC North West
Produced and directed by ALAN WALSH (R)
With Judi Spiers.
Find out the winner of the Design a Sandwich competition - at stake are free groceries for a year
(among the judges - bird-watcher and sandwich-eater
Bill Oddie ); agony aunt
Deirdre Sanders saves your sanity over the season of goodwill; Don Aslett has a sure-fire cleaning tip; and there are unusual and inexpensive Christmas ideas from Joanna Ashbourn. Producer DAVE THOMAS
Series producer ERICA GRIFFITHS
For Bazaar Extra factsheet send a large 14p sae to: [address removed]
Details on Ceefax page 187
Andy Crane - starting with Laurel and Hardy in Strictly for the Birds (R)
3.55 pm A Bear Behind with Lindsey Coulson Boz and Bill Wallis Every bee that ever was was partly sting and partly ...
Lindsey and Boz buzz off to the country.
Story: Arthur the Fat Boy by GARETH OWEN
Videotape editor TIM NICHOLSON executive producer ANGELA BEECHING
Producer MARGIE BARBOUR Director NEL ROMANO
4.05 pm Ratman starring Roland Rat Superstar and Lorraine Chase in The Last Case for Ratman? Police Chief .......MIKE SAVAGE
4.20 pm Defenders of the Earth
The Evil of Dr Dark
Ming arranges the prison escape of Dr Damion Dark and orders him to locate the three pieces of the Orb of Konos.
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4.40 pm Simon and the Witch
Ninth of a 12-part serial by VALERIE GEORGESON from a story by MARGARET STUART BARRY.
The Holiday Club has been closed down, but who cares with a real live Witch around? (Cast page 62)
4.55 pm Newsround
5.05 pm Blue Peter with Mark Curry Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding Welcome Mikhail! We want President
Gorbachev to feel at home now he's arrived in Britain, so we've turned the studio into a little bit of Russia!
Mark creates a Russian dish and the programme shows you how to make a photo for the cover of this magazine. Producers
NICK HEATHCOTE. ANDREW WHITMAN OLIVER MACFARLANE Editor LEWIS BRONZE
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with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton
Richard Bath, Penny Bustin and Deborah Hall bring you tonight's news and views from London and the south east.
Plus sport from Michael Wale Editor FIONA CHESTERTON
Weather BILL GILES
Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment live from the Television Theatre.
with Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton.
On offer are revealing investigations from the crack Watchdog reporters
MIKE EMBLEY. SARAH SPILLER Editor NICK HAYES
Write to Watchdog, BBCtv,
London W12 8QT. or ring the hotline on [number removed].
by John Esmonde, Bob Larbey
starring Karl Howman, Gary Waldhom with Mike Walling and Elizabeth Counsell, Jackie Lye,
Howard Lew Lewis, Erika Hoffman.
Jacko and Sandra have amicably decided to call off their wedding plans, but Lionel cannot believe that it was a mutual decision. In his eyes, it's all Jacko's fault.
A journey into the animal world. Seeing Sense
How do other animals see the world? How do we appear to a gorilla? Why does a woodcock have 360 degree vision? What's it like to be a dragonfly? Through animal eyes, the world is filled with bizarre hues, invisible colours and strange patterns in the sky. On this journey, fly with a vulture as it scans the ground using magnified vision, hunt with a lion to discover how it views a wildebeest, and find a fish that simultaneously sees above and below the water. Plus a look through the eyes of a bee, and the discovery that even a goldfish has remarkable visual powers. Narrator Andrew Sachs Photography
ALAN HAYWARD. MICHAEL RICHARDS Film editor TIM COOPE
Assistant producer NIGEL MARVEN
Written and produced by JOHN DOWNER
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with Michael Buerk
Regional News; Weather
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The Shadow of the Swastika Half a century after the war, the hunting down of old
Nazis has never been more intense. In America, Canada and Israel, Nazis and their collaborators are facing trial. Soon Britain will decide whether to try alleged war criminals in British courts.
Jane Corbin investigates the Nazi-hunters, their methods, and the problems of finding evidence 40 years on. Producer CHARLES FURNEAUX
Editor TIM GARDAM
A serial in seven parts by ANDREW DAVIES starring Peter Davison with Graham Crowden
Amanda Hillwood, John Bird and Jean Heywood as Lilian Hubbard.
6: The Hit List.
When the vice-chancellor tries to involve the Medical
Practice in yet another of his disreputable schemes,
Stephen and Jock decide he must not succeed, but the best laid plans ...
The funniest show of the year by a very long way. DAILY STAR 'A Very Peculiar Practice' is beautifully written, superbly acted and directed. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH This practice is simply perfect.
NEWS OF THE WORLD
Produced by KEN RIDDINGTON Directed by DAVID TUCKER
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Chen Sung Yau:
with Barry Norman
Sunset - Twenties cowboy star Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp are teamed up to solve an actual murder case. Bruce Willis and James Garner star in this fictional pairing of real-life characters. Blake Edwards directs.
Like Father Like Son - The latest in the current spate of role reversal films - Dudley Moore, as a stuffy British surgeon, finds himself in the body of his loud-mouthed teenage son, as a result of taking a dose of brain transference serum.
Seventh of ten programmes about computers in society with Fred Harris.
Are you a 'modern clean liver', or a 'guilty eater'?
Advertising executives pour over their computer
Printouts trying to find the sort of person who will buy their breakfast cereal. Rather than promote the product to all and sundry, they are hoping to appeal to a 'niche market who will appreciate quality and pay extra for it. Photography NIALL KENNEDY Producer TERRY MARSH (e)