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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Jitters
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with John Stapleton and Sally Magnusson

Contributors

Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Sally Magnusson

: The Flintstones

Arthur Quarry's Dance Class (R)

: News; Weather; followed by: Now It's Christmas

starting with:

Fireman Sam: Snow Business
All Christmas preparations stop when Sam and the crew are called out to save Sarah and James.

Contributors

Narrator (Fireman Sam): John Alderton
Producer/director (Fireman Sam): Ian Frampton
Producer/director (Fireman Sam): John Walker

: The Nightingale

Christopher Plummer narrates HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN 'S well-loved story. (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: SuperTed

SuperTed Meets
Father Christmas
Can it be true that Father Christmas is stealing the children's presents? (R)

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Now It's Christmas

Simon Parkin - starting with Playbus which stops today at The Patch Stop in Sheffield.
Storyteller Derek Griffiths Story: King Greenfingers - Puddings, Pies and Stripy Socks by KATHLEEN DEAN , illustrated by KRISTINA STEPHENSON Music JONATHAN COHEN Producer ANNE GOBEY
10.50am Paddington
Trouble at the Waxworks by MICHAEL BOND (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Kathleen Dean
Illustrated By: Kristina Stephenson
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Patch's friend: Amber Leigh

: Five to Eleven

with Judi Dench

Contributors

Unknown: Judi Dench

: News

Weather followed by Now It's Christmas starting with Fern the Red Deer
A farmer's son suddenly acquires an orphaned girl cousin and an abandoned baby fawn.
Produced by ADRIAN D. WORKER Directed by JAN DARNLEY -SMITH
0 FILMS: page 24

Contributors

Directed By: Jan Darnley
Belinda: Candida Prior
Tom: Craig McFarlane
Mr Pollard: Mark Eden
Mrs Pollard: Diana Eden
Mr Gordon: John Leyton

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Sue Cook ,
Alan Titchmarsh ,
Judi Spiers and Tina Baker.

Contributors

Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Tina Baker.

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton
Weather MICHAEL FISH

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Jane's past catches up with her.
Written by PENNY FRASER
Directed by KENDAL FLANAGAN (For cast see page 52. Repeated at
5.35pm)

Contributors

Directed By: Kendal Flanagan

: Going for Gold

Hosted by Henry Kelly.

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Joy to the World

Sarah Greene introduces a spectacular celebration of Christmas held in the Royal Albert Hall, London, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal. Organised by the Westminster Christmas Appeal Trust and Save the Children Fund, in association with the Ford Motor Company Ltd. Artists appearing include: Anthony Andrews, Margaret Cable, Penelope Keith, Ben Kingsley, Julian Lloyd-Webber, Keith Michell, Sir John Mills, Ron Moody, Derek Nimmo,
Adrian Phillips, Sir Anthony Quayle, Cliff Richard, Pamela Stephenson, Gary Wilmot with London Oriana Choir, English Baroque Orchestra Band of the Irish Guards, English Baroque Choir, London, Brass Trumpeters from the Household Division, London Schools' Steel
Orchestra and Boys' Choir of Harlem from the USA, Moscow Music Society Choir from the USSR.
For Joy to the World:
Musical director LEON LOVETT
Written by ROSEMARY ANN SISSONS
Concert director GEORGE MAY
Concert design GARY WITHERS and IMAGINATION
Devised and produced by MAJOR MICHAEL PARKER
For BBCtv:
Executive producer TIMOTHY MARSHALL
Television presentation BOB WILD

Contributors

Introduces: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Anthony Andrews
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Julian Lloyd-Webber
Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: Sir John Mills
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Adrian Phillips
Unknown: Sir Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Pamela Stephenson
Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Director: Leon Lovett
Written By: Rosemary Ann Sissons
Produced By: Major Michael Parker

: Children's BBC

Charlie Chalk: Mildred's Day Off
written by Jocelyn Stevenson
Captain Mildred and her first mate, Mary the Hover Fairy, decide to go on holiday.

Contributors

Writer: Jocelyn Stevenson
Voices: Michael Williams
Voices: John Wells
Voices: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Music and lyrics by: Mike Redway
Director of animation: Derek Mogford
Created, designed and produced by: Ivor Wood

: Lassie

Trouble at Paradise Lake
Lassie delivers a letter which makes an old man very happy.

: Bad Boyes

Last in the series by JIM AND DUNCAN ELDRIDGE. Boulogne - Part 2
Which red suitcase contains the priceless statue?!
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Designer DINAH WALKER Producer JEREMY SWAN

Contributors

Unknown: Duncan Eldridge. Boulogne
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Dinah Walker
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Bryan Boyes: Steven Kember
Bonnie: Anna Dawson
Clyde: Berwick Kaler
Herbert: Michael Deeks
Insp Oiseau: Victor Spinetti
Gaston Ie Gendarme: Tim Stern
Proprietor: Mario Renzullo
Mrs Boyes: Susan Jameson
Mr Boyes: Dean Harris
Gran: Lila Kaye
Ethel: Zulema Dene
Headmaster: Christopher Owen
Mr Wiggis: Gregory Cox
Slug: Warren Brian
Wally: James Gilbey
Juggs: Nicholas Cox
Bernetta: Nicola Greenhill

: Newsround

with John Craven Roger Finn and Helen Rollason Editor JOHN CRAVEN

Contributors

Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Roger Finn
Unknown: Helen Rollason
Editor: John Craven

: Blue Peter

with Mark Curry Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding. Christmas Is Coming!
There's a crib, cards, music from the Chalk Farm
Salvation Army Band and carols round the tree.
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Contributors

Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Caron Keating

: Neighbours

: Six O'clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Regional news magazines

Weather JOHN KETTLEY

Contributors

Unknown: John Kettley

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Steve Wright and Nicky Campbell. Lighting MARTIN KISNER Sound MARTIN DEANE Designer MAY EAKIN
Produced and directed by BRIAN WHITEHOUSE
MA simultaneous broadcast with RI.

Contributors

Introduced By: Steve Wright
Introduced By: Nicky Campbell.
Directed By: Brian Whitehouse

: EastEnders

by Tony Holland.
"I wouldn't take advantage of a man in a situation like that."
(For cast see page 128)
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Tony Holland
Director: Julia Smith

: Tomorrow's World Christmas Quiz

with Howard Stableford
Judith Hann , Maggie Philbin Peter Macann and mystery celebrity guests.
Join the studio audience and pit your wits against Doctor
Who - alias Sylvester McCoy - and his team of experts to separate fact from fiction. Who's more likely to be telling the truth - the Tomorrow's World team or one of Britain's top Olympic athletes? And would you believe a man who's not sure if he's Sir Robin Day or President Reagan?
The man with some answers is Father Christmas ... Producer CYNTHIA PAGE
Studio director STUART MCDONALD Editor RICHARD REISZ

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Director: Stuart McDonald
Editor: Richard Reisz

: Yes, Prime Minister

by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN starring
Paul Eddington
Nigel Hawthorne Derek Fowlds in A Conflict of Interest.
Titles sequence GERALD SCARFE Designer GLORLA CLAYTON Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY
If CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Designer: Glorla Clayton
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Desmond: Richard Vernon
Dorothy: Deborah Norton
Sir Frank: Peter Cellier
High Commissioner of Buranda: .Louis Mahoney
Secretary: Miranda Forbes

: Nine O'clock News

with Martyn Lewis
Regional News; Weather

: Dear John

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates.
Christmas - a time of cheer and goodwill to all men - especially divorced, single men who desperately want to be invited to traditional Christmas parties and lunches. Well, that's what John is hoping for.
Director SUE BYSH
Produced by RAY BUTT (R) 41 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates.
Produced By: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Kirk: Peter Blake
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Kate: Belinda Lang
Sylvia: Lucinda Curtis
Wendy: Wendy Allnutt
Mrs Lemenski: Irène Prador
Mrs Morris: Sheila Manahan
Mike: Roger Blake
Barman: David Warwick
Skab: Stephen Tate
Chopper: Robin Driscoll
Dano: Stifyn Parri
Big Belly: Ron Tarr
Duane: Valentine Nonyela
Wayne: Symond Lawes
Toby: William Bates

: A Touch of Class

starring George Segal Glenda Jackson.
A chance meeting in Hyde Park brings Vicki Allessio and Steve Blackburn together in an unlikely love affair. Sick of the complications in London, the two set off for a naughty week in Marbella. The problems start at the airport and culminate with Steve dislocating his back at an unfortunate moment ...
Screenplay by MELVIN FRANK and JACK ROSE
Produced and directed by MELVIN FRANK
• FILMS: page 24

Contributors

Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Glenda Jackson.
Unknown: Vicki Allessio
Unknown: Steve Blackburn
Unknown: Melvin Frank
Directed By: Melvin Frank
Steve: George Segal
Vicki: Glenda Jackson
Walter Menkes: Paul Sorvino
Gloria: Hildegard Neil
Wendell: Cec Linder
Patty: K Callan
Martha: Mary Barclay
Cecil: Michael Elwyn

: Movie Classics:

Barry Norman introduces a season of cinema greats. Tonight: Topper starring Cary Grant Constance Bennett Roland Young.
When George and Marian Kerby are killed in an automobile crash after a wild night of drinking and carousing, their ghosts decide that the party has only just begun!
Determined to do a good deed, they set about liberating their friend
Cosmo Topper from his dull existence as a banker. With their newly-gained supernatural powers anything is possible....
Screenplay by JACK JEVNE.
ERIC HATCH and EDDIE MORAN Produced by HAL ROACH
Directed by NORMAN Z. MCLEOD
0 FILMS: page 24

Contributors

Introduces: Barry Norman
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Constance Bennett
Unknown: Roland Young.
Unknown: Marian Kerby
Unknown: Cosmo Topper
Unknown: Jack Jevne.
Produced By: Hal Roach
Directed By: Norman Z. McLeod
Marian Kerby: Constance Bennett
George Kerby: Cary Grant
Mr Topper: Roland Young
Mrs Topper: Billie Burke
Wilkins: Alan Mowbray
Casey: Eugene Pallette
Elevator boy: Arthur Lake
Mrs Stuyvesant: Hedda Hopper
Miss Johnson: Virginia Sale
Hotel manager: Theodore von Eltz

: Weather









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