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: Ceefax AM

: Leon Errol

in Moving Vanities.
A" RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Sally Magnusson and John Stapleton

Contributors

Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: John Stapleton

: The Flintstones

The Big Bank Robbery Fred dreams of pennies from heaven ... (R)

: News

Weather followed by Now It's Christmas
Simon Parkin - starting with The Canterville Ghost
A ghost attempts to scare the inhabitants out of his house.

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Parkin

: St Nicholas and the Children

Pierre and Estelle are forced to cross through the haunted forest in search of food ...
Narrator Maureen Forrester Director GEORGE BLOOMFIELD

Contributors

Narrator: Maureen Forrester
Director: George Bloomfield
St St: Heath Lamberts
Butcher: Dixie Seatle
Giant: Keith Knight
Pierre: Stuart Stone
Estelle: Daccia Bloomfield

: Henrys Cat

by BOB GODFREY and STAN HAYWARD.
The Christmas Dinner Narrator Bob Godfrey Music PETER SHADE
Production BOB GODFREY (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward.
Narrator: Bob Godfrey
Music: Peter Shade
Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold

: Now It's Christmas

Simon Parkin - starting with Playbus
The Tent Stop
Humphrey and Wobble Clown join Trish Cooke ,
Ricky Diamond and Helen Griffin to tell the story: A Little Magic by KAREN MCCALLUM. Music RICHARD BROWN Director BRIAN JAMESON
Producer ANN REAY

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Helen Griffin
Unknown: Karen McCallum.
Music: Richard Brown
Director: Brian Jameson
Producer: Ann Reay

: Paddington

Paddington and the Christmas Shopping (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Judi Dench

Contributors

Unknown: Judi Dench

: News

Weather followed by Now It's Christmas
Electric Eskimo
Accidentally involved in an experiment to harness the electromagnetic power of the North Pole, Poochook, a young
Eskimo boy, becomes an incredibly powerful source of electricity. He is brought to London for a series of tests, but his secret is discovered by crooks who attempt to kidnap him.
Produced and directed by FRANK GODWIN
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Contributors

Directed By: Frank Godwin
Poochook: Kris Emmerson
Kate: Debby Padbury
Peter: Ian Sears
Kroll: Derek Francis
Jenks: Tom Chadbon
Aunt Agatha: Diana King
Dr Fielding: Ivor Danvers

: News

Weather followed by A Song for Christmas Phillip Schofield introduces the grand final of this year's children's Christmas carol competition - A Song for
Christmas. Today, the eight finalists perform their songs before a panel of celebrity judges, chaired by Peter Skellern and Aled Jones , to decide which two schools will win the 1988 Song for Christmas trophies.
Singer-songwriter Chris de
Burgh is the special guest star. Musical director ROBERT HOWES Sound TIM GREEN
Design LYNDA KETTLE
Director MARK KERSHAW Producer DAVID WEIR BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Introduces: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Aled Jones
Director: Robert Howes
Director: Mark Kershaw

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis
Weather MICHAEL FISH

Contributors

Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Daphne's temper finally gets the better of her.
Written by MAUREEN ANN MORAN Directed by STEVE MANN
(Cast page 52. Repeated at 5.35pm)

Contributors

Written By: Maureen Ann Moran
Directed By: Steve Mann

: Walt Disney's One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

starring
Peter Ustinov Helen Hayes
Derek Nimmo.
Having narrowly escaped from China with the top-secret
'Lotus X' formula, the daring Lord Southmere is forced to hide the microfilm in a dinosaur at the Natural
History Museum in London! Hnup Wan , feared head of Chinese Intelligence, and his inscrutable henchmen set about kidnapping the relevant reptile. What they haven't bargained for is that renowned bastion of law and order. Scotland Yard? No, the great British nanny!
Written and produced by BILL WALSH Directed by ROBERT STEVENSON 0 FILMS: page 24
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Contributors

Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Helen Hayes
Unknown: Derek Nimmo.
Unknown: Hnup Wan
Produced By: Bill Walsh
Directed By: Robert Stevenson
Hnup Wan: Peter Ustinov
Hettie: Helen Hayes
: Quon Cliverevill
Lord Southmere: Derek Nimmo
Emily: Joan Sims
Fan Choy: Bernard Bresslaw
Susan: Natasha Pyne
Supt Grubbs: Roy Kinnear
B J Spence: Joss Akland
Harris: Deryck Guyler
Sir Geoffrey: Richard Pearson
Colonel: Jon Pertwee
Mrs Spence: Amanda Barrie
Jock: John Laurie

: Cartoon

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with
Corners
Presented by Sophie Aldred and Stephen Johnson with Jo Korna.
Sophie and Steve join forces with children from Wherwell Primary School to answer your Christmas questions - but where's Jo?

4.05pm Ewoks Party Ewok
Malani the Warrior

4.30pm The Satellite Show
The last of the series with Matthew Devitt
Gideon Escott , Robert Harley Caroline Leddy
Carla Mendonea , Gary Parker. Don't miss Big Brain Enterprises' Christmas Pantomime. Beanstalks, giants, a wicked witch and baked bean (eh?). Plus the usual fun, games, music and prizes - and Climie Fisher. Executive producer
CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON Designer MEL BIBBY
Director DAVID CRICHTON
Producer TREVOR MCCALLUM

5.00pm Billy's Christmas Angels
A Christmas Special by SHEILA FOX.
Billy wants to play in a rock band with his brother, Dave. 'Dreams,' says Dad. So this Christmas Billy's Angels come down to earth to help find Dave - and reality - through Faith, Hope and 'Charlie'...
Choreographer CHARLES AUGINS
Music arranged and produced by MINT JULEPS, GRIFF FENDER and RITA RAY
Executive producer PAUL STONE Producer BRENDA ENNIS
Director CHRISTOPHER BAKER
JOHN CRAVEN : page 154

Contributors

Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Presented By: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Jo Korna.
Unknown: Matthew Devitt
Unknown: Gideon Escott
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Caroline Leddy
Unknown: Carla Mendonea
Unknown: Gary Parker.
Unknown: Climie Fisher.
Unknown: Christopher Pilkington
Designer: Mel Bibby
Director: David Crichton
Producer: Trevor McCallum
Unknown: Sheila Fox.
Unknown: Griff Fender
Producer: Brenda Ennis
Director: Christopher Baker
Unknown: John Craven
Billy: Jeremy Stuart
Billy's Angels: Mint Juleps
Mum: Deborah Manship
Dad: Christopher Quinn
Dave: John Shackley
Mr Big: Daniel Peacock
Faith: Victor Romero Evans
Hope: Fa Masterson
Charlie: Nabil Shaban
Henchman: Stephen Johnson

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Mayer

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Mayer

: Regional news magazines

Weather JOHN KETTLEY

Contributors

Unknown: John Kettley

: Christmas Telly Addicts

Join Noel Edmonds for the Christmas clash of the TV titans. Michael Grade 's All Stars (a much-loved comedian, a famous face from Albert Square and a TV brainbox) challenge Bill Cotton 's Brigade
(an Irish chat-show host, a popular TV critic and a talented telly-watcher). Director NICK HURRAN
Producers RICHARD LEWIS and TIM MANNING
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: Albert Square
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Director: Nick Hurran
Producers: Richard Lewis
Producers: Tim Manning

: Fawlty Towers

by JOHN CLEESE , CONNIE BOOTH, starring
John Cleese
Prunella Scales
Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth.
Music DENNIS WILSON Directed by BOB SPIERS
Produced by DOUGLAS ARGENT (R)
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Contributors

Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Music: Dennis Wilson
Directed By: Bob Spiers
Produced By: Douglas Argent
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Sybil Fawtty: Prunella Scales
Polly: Connie Booth
Mr Johnson: Nicky Henson
Dr Abbott: Basil Henson
Mrs Abbott: Elspet Gray
Raylene Miles: Luan Peters
Manual: Andrew Sachs
Terry: Brian Hall
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
MiSS Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Maj Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mrs Johnson: Aimee Delamaln
Girlfriend: Imogen Bickford Smith

: Christmas with the Two Ronnies

starring
Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
Another chance to see
Messrs Corbett and Barker in their very last show together. This Christmas spectacular features their own follow-up to the Walt Disney classic - Pinocchio II: Killer Doll - with a special guest appearance from Charlton Heston. The show also stars: Lynda Baron Maria Charles
Sandra Dickinson Frank Finlay Alfred Marks Denis QuiUey and Elton John.
Written by COLIN BOSTOCK. SMITH. BRYAN BLACKBURN. SPIKE MULUNS. COLIN PEARSON. LAURIE ROWLEY. DAVID RENWICK. GERALD WILEY Script associate IAN DAVIDSON
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Choreographer JEFF THACKER
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER (R) ft CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Unknown: Messrs Corbett
Unknown: Charlton Heston.
Unknown: Lynda Baron
Unknown: Maria Charles
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson
Unknown: Frank Finlay
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Denis Quiuey
Unknown: Elton John.
Written By: Colin Bostock.
Written By: Smith. Bryan Blackburn.
Written By: Spike Muluns.
Written By: Colin Pearson.
Written By: Laurie Rowley.
Written By: David Renwick.
Written By: Gerald Wiley
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Jeff Thacker
Producer: Michael Hurll
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: Nine O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis Regional News
Weekend Weather JOHN KETTLEY

: Blackadder's Christmas Carol

by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
Rowan Atkinson is Ebenezer Blackadder
with
Christmas Eve, 1850.
Ebenezer Blackadder is a decent, kind, generous human being. As far as his loathsome ancestors are concerned, he is a wrong 'un. So, as soon as he is snuggled up in bed they decide to pay him a visit.
A seasonal tale of almost unbearable cuteness.
The Black Hole of Calcutta is currently appearing in Baldrick's trousers.
FEATURE: page 8
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Contributors

Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton.
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Director: Richard Boden
Producer: John Lloyd
Ebenezer Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Spirit of Christmas: Robbie Coltrane
Queen Elizabeth: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Prince Regent: Hugh Laurie
Queen Victoria: Miriam Margolyes
Prince Albert: Jim Broadbent
King Bernard: Patsy Byrne
Mrs Scratchit: Pauline Melville
Ralph: Ramsay Gilderdale
Millicent: Nicola Bryant
Urchin: Martino Lazzeri
Crone: Barbara Miller

: The Dirty Dozen - The Next Mission

starring Lee Marvin Ernest Borgnine Richard Jaeckel KenWahl
September 1944: US
Major Reisman, about to be courtmartialled for insubordination, is offered a dangerous alternative - to go behind enemy lines and execute a high-ranking German officer. As on his last mission, three years before, Reisman must take as his team 12 undisciplined, ruthless, convicted GIs sentenced to death or years of hard labour.
Screenplay by MICHAEL KANE Produced by HARRY SHERMAN
Directed by ANDREW V. MCLAGLEN
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Contributors

Unknown: Lee Marvin
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: Richard Jaeckel
Unknown: Michael Kane
Produced By: Harry Sherman
Directed By: Andrew V. McLaglen
Major Reisman: Lee Marvin
Gen Worden: Ernest Borgnine
Anthony Valentine: Ken Wahl
Tommy Wells: Larry Wilcox
Sam Sixkiller: Sonny Landham
Set Bowren: Richard Jaeckel

: Movie Classics:

Introduced by Barry Norman. The Seven Year Itch starring
Marilyn Monroe Tom Ewell.
Billy Wilder 's screen version of George Axelrod 's famous comedy firmly established Marilyn as a major star and sex symbol. She displays an enormous talent for comedy as the 'Girl' who rents an apartment upstairs from a middle-aged business executive and who innocently becomes the object of his sexual fantasies. Tom Ewell is at his deadpan best as the grass widower with the 'itch' for infidelity.
Screenplay by BILLY WILDER and GEORGE AXELROD.
Based on a play by GEORGE AXELROD Produced by CHARLES K FELDMAN and BILLY WILDER
Directed by BILLY WILDER
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Contributors

Introduced By: Barry Norman.
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Tom Ewell.
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: George Axelrod
Unknown: Tom Ewell
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: George Axelrod.
Play By: George Axelrod
Produced By: Charles K Feldman
Produced By: Billy Wilder
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Girl: Marilyn Monroe
Richard Sherman: Tom Ewell
Helen Sherman: Evelyn Keyes
Tom MacKenzie: Sonny Tufts
Krukulik: Robert Strauss

: Weather









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