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: Now It's Christmas

Enjoy Children's BBC's festive fare with Simon Parkin, Andy Crane and their guests - starting with

The Muppet Babies
Created for television by JIM HENSON

7.25am Champion the Wonder Horse
Saddle Tramp
Kicky seeks adventure. Rebel and Champion go to help him.

7.50am Around the World with Dot
A Yuletide adventure in colourful animation. Starring Drew Forsythe
Dot is sad at Christmas: Baby Joey, the kangaroo, has gone missing. But when
Danny hears her story, he becomes Santa Claus and takes her off around the World in search of her lost friend.
FILMS: page 24

8.58am Weather

9.00am Barney
Barney's Christmas Surprise Barney surprises Mr Prophet with a very special Christmas present.

9.05am Tales of the Mouse Hockey League
The Mouse Hockey League look set to win the championship. (Repeat)

9.40am Why Don't You…?
Lesley finds an unexpected visitor among the ideas in the mailbag. Jeff cooks up some green Martian blobs and Phil goes in search of an incredible jumping cat.

10.00am Popeye (Repeat)

10.20am Pinny's House
Pinny and the Holly Tree (Repeat)

10.30am Playbus
stops today at The Playground Stop where the children play 'What's the Time Mr Wolf?' and Lizzie plays a waiting game.
Storyteller Anthony Lapsley
Story: Sticky Bear and the Mystery of the Lost Watch by MARCIA VAUGHAN illustrations by ESTER KASEPUU

10.50am Paddington
Christmas (Repeat)


Presenter ("Now It's Christmas"): Simon Parkin
Presenter ("Now It's Christmas"): Andy Crane
Created for Television By ("The Muppet Babies"): Jim Henson
Unknown: Drew Forsythe Dot
Screenplay ("Around the World With Dot"): John Palmer
Screenplay by, Producer and Director ("Around the World With Dot"): Yoram Gross
Creator ("Pinny's House"): Peter Firmin
Presenter ("Playbus"): Dave Benson Phillips
Puppeteer ("Playbus"): Jane Eve
Puppeteer ("Playbus"): John Wright
Storyteller ("Playbus"): Anthony Lapsley
Sticky Bear and the Mystery of the Lost Watch by ("Playbus"): Marcia Vaughan
Illustrations ("Playbus"): Ester Kasepuu

: Five to Eleven

with Frank Thornton followed by Weather


Unknown: Frank Thornton

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Today: Tweety Pie in Birdy and the Beast, Betty Boop in Betty Boop Lifeguard and Tom and Jerry in Blue Cat Blues.


Unknown: Betty Boop

: Driving Force

Snow Special
For the Shell Trophy from Isola 2000, France
Presented by Mike Smith and Murray Walker
Skidoos, ice-driving, piste bashers and snow chains lie in wait for the competitors: Formula One driver
Derek Warwick and goalkeeper Pat Jennings ; World Moto-Cross champion Dave Thorpe with Toyah Willcox ; Top rally driver Louise Aitken-Walker with Peter Howitt , Joey from Bread; Sports car driver John Watson and Lennie Bennett. Televised in collaboration with MG productions
Event producer MARGOT GREEN
Engineering manager JOHN WILSON Television production


Presented By: Mike Smith
Unknown: Derek Warwick
Unknown: Pat Jennings
Unknown: Dave Thorpe
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Louise Aitken-Walker
Unknown: Peter Howitt
Unknown: John Watson
Unknown: Lennie Bennett.
Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Cartoon

: News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Racing from Chepstow

1.00 Philip Comes Novice Hurdle (2tm)
1.30 Finale Junior Hurdle (2m)
2.05 Coral Welsh National (3 3/4 m)
The battle between Playschool and Rhyme 'n' Reason was one of last year's steeplechasing highlights. Now Run and Skip bids to repeat his success of two years ago. Plus recorded coverage of Leopardstown's featured race, the Findus Handicap Chase (3m).
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Bill Smith
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Holiday Quiz

Presented by Anne Gregg with Kathy Tayler and Bill Buckley
What is the Amber Palace made of, and why do people in Tibet stick their tongues out?
Derek Nimmo , Jan Leeming , Phillip Schofield and Ned Sherrin join the Holiday team in a travel quiz on fact and fiction about people and places.


Presented By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Unknown: Bill Buckley
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Heroes of Telemark

starring Kirk Douglas Richard Harris
Michael Redgrave Occupied Norway, 1942. A roll of microfilm from the Norsk heavy-water plant reveals that the Germans are terrifyingly close to the secret of nuclear fission. A team of resistance fighters undertakes the vital and dangerous mission to destroy the factory and prevent the Nazis producing an atomic bomb. Kirk Douglas leads a strong cast in this exciting real-life wartime adventure.
Produced by s. BENJAMIN FISZ Directed by ANTHONY MANN
0 FILMS: page 24


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Richard Harris
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Ivan Moffat
Unknown: Ben Barzman
Produced By: S. Benjamin Fisz
Directed By: Anthony Mann
Dr Rolf Pedersen: Kirk Douglas
Knut Straud: Richard Harris
Anna: Ulla Jacobsson
Uncle: Michael Redgrave
Arne: David Weston
Major Frick: Anton Diffring
Terboven: Eric Porter
Col Wilkinson: Mervyn Johns
Sigrid: Jennifer Hilary
Jensen (the mysterious stranger): Roy Dotrice
Prof Logan: Barry Jones

: News

with Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: The Man in the Iron Mask

Richard Chamberlain Patrick McGoohan Louis Jourdan Jenny Agutter and Ralph Richardson. Alexandre Dumas 's classic story of the mysterious prisoner encased in a mask of iron is brought to the screen with an exciting all-star cast.
Screenplay WILLIAM BAST Based on the book by ALEXANDRE DUMAS
Produced by NORMAN ROSEMOUNT Directed by MIKE NEWELL ● FILMS: page 24


Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Unknown: Patrick McGoohan
Unknown: Louis Jourdan
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Ralph Richardson.
Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: William Bast
Book By: Alexandre Dumas
Produced By: Norman Rosemount
Directed By: Mike Newell
Phillipe/Louis: Richard Chamberlain
Fouquet: Patrick McGoohan
D'Artagnan: Louis Jourdan
Louise: Jenny Agutter
Duval: Ian Holm
Colbert: Ralph Richardson
Maria: Vivien Merchant
Anne of Austria: Brenda Bruce
Claude: Denis Lawson

: The Les Dennis Christmas Laughter Show

starring Les Dennis and featuring George Layton
Mark Walker , Bella Emberg Lisa Maxwell
Martin Daniels
Gary Lovini and the Jeff Richer Dancers Escape from the festive frolics with this special gift-wrapped edition of The Laughter Show.
Join Les and the team for a feast of yuletide fun including a look at the ultimate
X-X-X-Xmas movie.
Script associate GEOFF ATKINSON Musical director RAY MONK Choreographer JEFF RICHER Film cameraman PETER HALL
Sound supervisor SCOTT TALBOTT Lighting director BILL MILLAR Designer JOHN ANDERSON Produced and directed by KEVIN BISHOP
9 FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Mark Walker
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Martin Daniels
Unknown: Gary Lovini
Written By: Geoff Atkinson.
Written By: Paul Minett
Written By: Brian Leveson.
Unknown: Colin Bostocksmith.
Unknown: Scott Talbott
Director: Bill Millar
Designer: John Anderson
Directed By: Kevin Bishop

: EastEnders

by Charlie Humphreys.
'I wish I could run away and I wish Ricky would come with me'.
(For cast see page 128)
Video: 'EastEnders' BBCV/B 4024, available from retailers.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Charlie Humphreys

: Bergerac

Retirement Plan by EDMUND WARD.


Unknown: Edmund Ward.

: News

with Philip Hayton Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: The Eagle Has Landed

starring Michael Came Donald Sutherland Robert Duvall Jenny Agutter Larry Hagman
On the morning of 6 November 1943, the military authorities in Berlin receive a simple message - 'the eagle has landed. In a daring kidnap attempt, a small force of crack German paratroops are poised to snatch the British Pnme
Minister, Winston Churchill, and return with him to
Germany. If they succeed in their mission it could alter the course of the war - who can stop them?
Screenplay by TOM MANKlEWICZ
Based on the novel by JACK HIGGINS Produced by JACK WIENER and DAVID NIVEN JR
Directed by JOHN STURGES


Unknown: Michael Came
Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Larry Hagman
Play By: Tom Manklewicz
Novel By: Jack Higgins
Produced By: Jack Wiener
Produced By: David Niven
Directed By: John Sturges
Col Kurt Steiner: Michael Caine
Liam Devlin: Donald Sutherland
Col Max Radl: Robert Duvall
Molly Prior: Jenny Agutter
Heinrich Himmler: Donald Pleasence
Adm Wilhelm Canaris: Anthony Quayle
Joanna Grey: Jean Marsh
Capt Ritter Neumann: Sven Bertil Taube
Fr Philip Verecker: John Standing
Pamela Verecker: Judy Geeson
Capt Harry Clark: Treat Williams
Col Clarence E Pitts: Larry Hagman

: Movie Classics: The Wicked Lady

Barry Norman introduces a season of cinema greats. Tonight starring
Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc
Lady Barbara Skelton, bored with her marriage to a country squire, turns to highway robbery and murder for excitement.
'Salacious' and 'immoral' was the view of the British press to describe what was the most commercially successful of Gainsborough Pictures' costume melodramas.
FILMS: page 24


Introduced by: Barry Norman
Producer: R. J. Minney
Written and directed by: Leslie Arliss
Lady Skelton: Margaret Lockwood
Captain Jackson: James Mason
Caroline: Patricia Roc
Sir Ralph Skelton: Griffith Jones
Henrietta Kingsclere: Enid Stamp-Taylor
Kit Locksby: Michael Rennie
Hogarth: Felix Aylmer
Martin Worth: David Horne
Cousin Agatha: Martita Hunt
Lord Kingsclere: Francis Lister
Aunt Doll: Amy Daley
Aunt Moll: Beatrice Varley
Doxy: Jean Kent

: Weather

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