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: Ceefax AM

: Kirkwood and Brown

in Put Some Money in the Pot An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Sally Jones and John Stapleton


Unknown: Sally Jones
Unknown: John Stapleton

: The Flintstones

The Good Scout (R)

: News

Weather followed by Now It's Christmas starting with Boss Cat
Farewell Mr Dibble (R)

: Why Don't You ?

Only Lesley knows what Ben has in store for the others and the only clue's a cake.

: News

Weather followed by Now It's Christmas starting with Popeye in Rocky Rolls;
Hog Wash at the Car Wash; Snow Fooling (R)

: Playbus

stops today at The Tent Stop where Humphrey and Wobble Clown join Trish Cooke , Ricky Diamond , Amerjit Deu and Tracey Wilkinson to tell the story: The Great Cake-Eating
Mystery by SHEILA HYDE. Director BRIAN JAMESON Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Amerjit Deu
Unknown: Tracey Wilkinson
Director: Brian Jameson
Producer: Ann Reay

: Five to Eleven

with Frank Thornton Producer RALPH ROLLS


Producer: Ralph Rolls

: News

Weather followed by Now It's Christmas starting with Rolf Harris Cartoon Time
Tom and Jerry in Polka Dot Puss Betty Boop in Betty Boop's s Bizzy Bee Bugs Bunny in Compressed Hare

: Superman

starring George Reeves in Topsy Turvey


Unknown: George Reeves

: News

Weather followed by The Garden Party Viv Lumsden and Eamonn Holmes are joined at the Glasgow Garden Festival by Koo Stark ,
Ian McCaskill , Rolf Harris , Frankie Vaughan , Paul Eddington , Imran Khan ,
Evelyn Glennie and Jackie Stewart and his son Paul.


Unknown: Viv Lumsden
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Koo Stark
Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Imran Khan
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Jackie Stewart

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Neighbours

Paul begins to doubt Gail's loyalty.
Written by DAVID PHILLIPS Directed by STEVE MANN
(Cast page 52. Repeated at 5. 35pm)


Written By: David Phillips
Directed By: Steve Mann

: Holiday Quiz

Presented by Anne Gregg with Kathy Tayler and Bill Buckley.
Russell Grant , Moira Stuart , Sylvester McCoy and Derek Nimmo join the Holiday team in a travel quiz.
Production assistant SARAH HYDE Researcher NATALIE MEDD
Videotape editor JOHN PAROUSSI Studio director PHIL CHILVERS Producer CHRISTINE CARTER


Presented By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Unknown: Bill Buckley.
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Editor: John Paroussi
Director: Phil Chilvers
Producer: Christine Carter

: Flying Leathernecks

starring John Wayne Robert Ryan. Guadalcanal, during the Second World War. While the US marine corps fighter pilots defy the Japanese in spectacular air battles, their tough unyielding squadron commander is resented by his men.
0 FILMS: page 24


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: James Edward Grant
Produced By: Edmund Grainger
Directed By: Nicholas Ray
Dan: John Wayne
Griff: Robert Ryan
Cowboy: Don Taylor
Joan Kirby: Janis Carter
Clancy: Jay C Flippen
Dr Curan: William Harrigan

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Charlie Brown
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (R)
4.40pm Bushfire Moon
Part 2. rouched by Ned's visit it Christmas, Watson )ffers the use of the ponds for the 0' Day's flock.
'Cast page 120)
• FILMS: page 24

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton and Andrew Harvey


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Regional news magazines



Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Wogan

Joan Collins , Mickey Rooney , Cher, Dame Edna Everage , Paul Hogan and Michael Douglas are just some of the people Terry Wogan reflects on tonight as he looks back on the Wogan year of 1988. Series producer PETER WEIL


Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Dame Edna Everage
Unknown: Paul Hogan
Unknown: Michael Douglas
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Peter Weil
Unknown: Researcher Amanda Easterbrook
Producer: Peter Estall

: The Musical Classics of Morecambe and Wise

Introduced by Ernie Wise. Two of the funniest men of their time in highlights from their shows in which they mix music with comedy. With guest stars Michael Aspel , Richard Baker , Shirley Bassey ,
Frank Bough , Robert Dougall , Glenda Jackson ,
Philip Jenkinson , Cliff Michelmore , Patrick Moore ,
Barry Norman , Michael Parkinson , Andre Previn , Cliff Richard , Eddie Waring ,
Richard Whitmore and Peter Woods. Script EDDIE BRABEN
Choreography ERNEST MAXIN Original shows produced by JOHN AMMONDS and ERNEST MAXIN Produced by ROBIN NASH


Introduced By: Ernie Wise.
Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Peter Woods.
Produced By: John Ammonds
Produced By: Robin Nash

: Twenty-One Years of the Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Corbett Ronnie Barker with Alec Bregonzi Rowena Cooper Rikki Howard
Sam Kelly , Michael Redfern Michael Sharvell-Martin
April Walker.
Ronnie Hazlehurst and His Orchestra
Written by SPIKE MULLINS ,


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Alec Bregonzi
Unknown: Rowena Cooper
Unknown: Rikki Howard
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Michael Redfern
Unknown: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Written By: Spike Mullins
Written By: David Nobbs.
Written By: Peter Vincent.
Written By: Gerald Wiley

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk Regional News
Weekend Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Blue Thunder

starring Roy Scheider Candy Clark Warren Oates
Malcolm McDowell. Blue Thunder is a high-speed, armour-plated helicopter, packed with surveillance equipment and armed with deadly 20mm electric cannons. When veteran pilot Frank Murphy and his young partner Lymangood of the police Astro Division get the chance to fly this machine, they stumble across the sinister Project Thor and discover the true significance of Blue Thunder.
Screenplay by DAN O'BANNON and DON JAKOBY
Produced by GORDON CARROLL Directed by JOHN BADHAM
0 FILMS: page 24


Unknown: Roy Scheider
Unknown: Clark Warren Oates
Unknown: Malcolm McDowell.
Unknown: Dan O'Bannon
Unknown: Don Jakoby
Produced By: Gordon Carroll
Directed By: John Badham
Frank Murphy: Roy Scheider
Capt Braddock: Warren Oates
Kate: Candy Clark
Lymangood: Daniel Stern
Icelan: Paul Roebling
Fletcher: David S Sheiner
Montoya: Joe Santos
Col Cochrane: Malcolm McDowell
Sgt Short: Ed Bernard
Mayor: Jason Bernard
Mario Machado: Mario MacHado

: Films of the Year

A personal choice by Barry Norman.
As the year draws to a close, Barry Norman reflects on 1988s outstanding releases and chooses his ten favourite films.
The year began with Fatal Attraction and ends with Who Framed Roger Rabbit ? In between, there were about
250 films, including The Last Emperor, Three Men and a Baby, Wall Street and A Fish Called Wanda. Which would you choose?
He also picks out the corniest moments from the movies, the ones you love to hate; and a look back at the memorable events of the cinematic year. Director DOMINIC BRIGSTOCKE Producer JANE LUSH
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 24


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Roger Rabbit
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Movie Classics:

Introduced by Barry Norman. Stalag 17
William Holden
Don Taylor
Otto Preminger.
When two American prisoners, attempting to escape from Stalag 17, run into a German ambush, it becomes clear that one of the men in Barrack 4 must be an informer. The obvious suspect is Sefton, who spends his time trading with the guards and organising gambling among the prisoners.
William Holden won an Oscar for his performance in Billy Wilder's abrasive Second World War comedy-drama.
Screenplay by BILLY WILDER and EDWIN BLUM based on the play by DONALD BEVAN and EDMUND TRZCINSKI
Produced and directed by BILLY WILDER
('The Asphalt Jungle' on New Year's Day at 11.15pm)
0 FILMS: page 24


Introduced By: Barry Norman.
Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Don Taylor
Unknown: Otto Preminger.
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Edwin Blum
Play By: Donald Bevan
Play By: Edmund Trzcinski
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Sefton: William Holden
Dunbar: Don Taylor
Stosh: Robert Strauss
Harry: Harvey Lembeck
Duke: Neville Brand
Hoffy: Richard Erdman
Oberst Von Scherbach: Otto Preminger
Price: Peter Graves
Cockie GIL: Stratton Jr

: Weather

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