Peter Simon - starting with Jimbo and the Jet Set Jinglebells Jimbo
Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS.
Voices Peter Hawkins Susan Sheridan
Directed by KEITH LEARNER (R)
Presented by Sophie Aldred and Stephen Johnson With Jo Koma.
8.40am ChuckleVision starring the Chuckle Brothers with Billy Butler.
It's Christmas time again.
Time to ring out the seasonal bells, hang up the decorations, gather round the fire and ... put up your Easter bonnet? Find out why in ChuckleVision.
Plus Billy Butler's Yuletide Armchair Theatre. Writer JOHN SAYLE
Designer PAUL MONTAGUE Producer MARTIN HUGHES BBC North West
9.00am Going Live! with Sarah Greene and Phillip Schofield.
A special Christmas Eve edition featuring cartoons, music, special guests, competitions and surprises, all with a seasonal flavour. Why don't you join in the festivities as the Going Live! gang get ready for Christmas in Studio 7? You're guaranteed a good time. Editor CHRIS BELLINGER
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 what will be his first wide awake yuletide. However, his enjoyment may be short-lived as Mrs Throckmorton and her snivelling nephew Snively are on their way determined to sell the Lodge!
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with Lisa Davison
The Night Before Christmas (R)
Starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson.
When Jane and Michael Banks ask for a new nanny with a cheerful disposition and rosy cheeks Mary Poppins answers the call. But Mary is no ordinary nanny - her amazing powers mean she can tidy up their bedroom with a click of her fingers and take the children on a journey to magical kingdoms where penguins dance and merry-go-rounds race. Walt Disney's Oscar-winning family fantasy features the songs A Spoonful of Sugar, Feed the Birds (Tuppence a bag) and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
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Why does your cat like being stroked? Why does it rub itself against you? Why do cats bring back dead mice? And why do they spend so much time grooming themselves? The answers, revealed by catwatcher Desmond Morris , demonstrate the wildness that crouches just under the fur of pets. In the way they behave, they're just a whisker away from tigers. And not only the big cats: their smaller, little-known relatives, from caracals to leopard cats, all give us an insight into the private life of pet cats - the most independent of all man's domesticated animals.
Executive producer MIKE BEYNON Producer SARA FORD. BBC Bristol
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with Lisa Davidson
Weather BERNARD DAVEY
starring Bob Monkhouse. Join Bob for a seasonal edition of his popular game show. This year, four contestants compete for prizes and cash to be donated to their selected charities. On offer, as always, is the chance for one of them to win themselves a fabulous holiday. 0 FEATURE: page 8 ft CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Starring Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Burgess Meredith and Judy Cornwell. All is not well at the North Pole. Patch, one of Santa Claus's elves, is determined to make a name for himself and, after creating havoc with the Christmas preparations, heads for the real world. In New York City he teams up With BZ - a ruthless toy manufacturer - and together they develop a fantastic new brand of candy. What Patch doesn't realise is how dangerous the invention is in the hands of his sinister partner. Will Christmas ever be the same again? Screenplay by David Newman and produced by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler.
(First showing on British television)
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by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
A new bold, daring crackbrained plan to get the British airmen back to England is hatched by Michelle and Crabtree; the Colonel and Lt Gruber plant the hot Gestapo money on Captain Bertorelli and snitch on him to Herr Flick.
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A special Christmas edition written by Roy Clarke. Starring Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis with Jane Freeman and Kathy Staff.
Special guest appearances by Thora Hird and Jean Alexander in Crums.
Compo, Clegg and Seymour, dressed as Father Christmasses, can't understand why they are so unsuccessful collecting for the church social. Then, a chance sighting of a fourth Father Christmas provides a clue...
Producer and Director:
Alan J. W.
with Lisa Davidson Weather
Starring Jeff Bridges and Glenn Close.
It was the kind of murder that sells newspapers. A beautiful and wealthy heiress is found savagely slain. The murder weapon - a hunting knife with a serrated jagged edge. But for her husband, Jack, the nightmare isn't over; accused of the brutal killing he has another ordeal to face - a harrowing trial. This tense and disturbing thriller was one of the most successful films of 1985.
(First showing on British television)
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and his special guests
Elaine Paige , Gorden Kaye and Brian Kay.
As families gather together and Christmas celebrations ring out around the world,
Val lights up the candles on his own traditional show.
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate ROGER RICHARDS Sound supervisors
MIKE FELTON and ROGER GUEST
Lighting director BARRY CHATFIELD Designer IAN ASHURST
Production YVONNE LITTLEWOOD
from Coventry Cathedral. The Provost, the Very Rev John Petty, presides at a service of Holy Communion (ASB Rite A). Incantation perform a new Mass of the Incarnation by TONY HINNIGAN , in which pipes, drums and guitars combine with the choirs of the cathedral and Holy Trinity Church.
Preacher Sister Daphne, FMM Readings: (RSV): Isaiah 9, vv 2,6,7; John 1. vv 1-14
Hark! The herald angels sing; Of the Father's love begotten; 0 little town of Bethlehem; 0 come. all ye faithful Director of music PAUL WRIGHT Organist CHRISTOPHER ARGENT
Sound NORMAN MCLEOD. Lighting DICK BENTLEY. TV presentation by ROGER HUTCHINGS. BBC Pebble Mill N A simultaneous broadcast with R4.
Barry Norman introduces a season of cinema greats. The Searchers starring John Wayne and Jeffrey Hunter. When a group of Comanches attack the Edwards' Texan ranch, they kill the older members of the family and kidnap Debbie and the teenager Lucy - later raping and murdering the older girl.
Ethan Edwards begins a five-year search for his niece ... In one of his most complex roles, John Wayne stars as the embittered homesteader. Director John Ford makes fine use of the scenery of . Monument Valley.
Screenplay by FRANK S. NUGENT From the novel by ALAN LEMAY Produced by MERIAN C. COOPER Directed by JOHN FORD
('The Wicked Lady', Holiday Tuesday at 12.00)
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