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: Now It's Christmas

Simon Parkin - starting with
The Raccoons: Gold Rush
Cyril Sneer urgently needs to gather together his fabulous fortune to finance his most dastardly scheme to date. (R)

Contributors

Presenter: Simon Parkin
Produced and directed by (The Raccoons): Kevin Gillis

: Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird

starring the Sesame Street Gang with John Candy , Chevy Chase ,
Waylon Jennings.
When Big Bird is taken from Sesame Street to stay with a family of his own kind - the Dodos - he runs away. But Kermit, Miss
Piggy and the rest of his old Sesame Street friends soon set off to find him and begin a series of exciting adventures. Starring the voices of: Screenplay by TONY GEISS and JUDY FREUDBERG
Produced by TONY GARNETT Directed by KEN KWAPIS
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown: John Candy
Unknown: Chevy Chase
Unknown: Waylon Jennings.
Unknown: Tony Geiss
Produced By: Tony Garnett
Directed By: Ken Kwapis
Big Bird and Oscar: Caroll Spinney
Kermit the Frog and Ernie: Jim Henson
Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover: Frank Oz
Principal Muppet performers: Richard Hunt
Principal Muppet performers: Kathryn Mullen
Principal Muppet performers: Jerry Nelson
Grouch cook: Paul Bartel
Grouch waitress: Sandra Bernhard
State trooper: John Candy
Newscaster: Chevy Chase
Sid Sleaze: Joe Flaherty
Truck driver: Waylon Jennings
Sam Sleaze: Dave Thomas

: Henry's Cat

The Race
Narrated by Bob Godfrey (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: Charlie Brown Special

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown and Louis have been given an assignment for the Christmas holidays, to read
War and Peace. This project is disturbed by Peppermint Patty. (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Peppermint Patty.

: Why Don't You ?

Last of five programmes.
The gang find themselves by a remote Scottish loch.
Cara and David turn up to help with the barbecue. Directors
RUSSELL DAVIES. PAM O'BRIEN Producer KIRSTIE FISHER BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown: Russell Davies.

: Popeye

Bronto Beach;
Infink - Try; The Midnight Ride of Popeye Revere (R)

: Playbus

stops today at
The Why Bird Stop
The Why Bird and the driver try to solve the Mystery of the Missing Watch.
Stories: The Runaway
Dustcart by SONYA DANN , Jane's Shoe Lace by PETER LLOYD BENNETT Title design PAUL JOHNSON Designer TONY LAWRENCE Director CLARE BRADLEY Producer PENNY LLOYD

Contributors

Unknown: Sonya Dann
Unknown: Peter Lloyd Bennett
Design: Paul Johnson
Designer: Tony Lawrence
Director: Clare Bradley

: Paddington

Mr Curry Takes a Bath (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Curry

: Five to Eleven

with Annette Crosbie

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Crosbie

: Roll Harris Cartoon Time

Porky Pig in One Meat Brawl, Betty Boop in Swat the Fly and Tom and Jerry in Casanova Cat.

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Boop

: That's Life! Presents Britain's Most Talented Pets

The dog who is a wonderful housewife. The dart-playing budgie. The horse that can do long division.
Esther Rantzen introduces some of the most memorable Pets from the last 15 years of That's Life! producer BRYHER SCUDAMORE
Executive producer ESTHER RANTZEN

Contributors

Introduces: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Bryher Scudamore
Producer: Esther Rantzen

: Neighbours

A rift in Gail and Paul's marriage causes concern in the Robinson household. (For cast see page 85. Repeated at 5.20pm)

: News

with Philip Hayton
Weather Ian McCaskill

Contributors

Newsreader: Philip Hayton
Weather: Ian McCaskill

: Racing from Cheltenham

Featuring four races:
12.45 Steel Plate Trial Hurdle Race (2m)
1.20 Steel Plate and Sections Young Chasers Qualifier (Novices. 2m)
1.55 ASW Handicap Steeplechase (4m)
2.30 ASW Handicap Hurdle Race (2m)
Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN and JOHN HANMER
With BILL SMITH
Reporter JONATHAN POWELL Producer KEITH MACKENZIE

Contributors

Introduced By: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: John Hanmer
Reporter: Jonathan Powell
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Holiday Quiz

Last in the series.
Presented by Anne Gregg with Kathy Tayler and Bill Buckley.
On which island are three-quarters of the men called Spiros, and how did limbo dancing start?
Tim Brooke-Taylor , Richard Stilgoe , Simon Mayo and Cheryl Baker join the Holiday team in a travel quiz on fact and fiction about
People and places. They'll be bringing along their own holiday snaps and souvenirs - can you guess where they've been?
Researcher NATALIE MEDD
Studio director PHIL CHIL VERS

Contributors

Presented By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Unknown: Bill Buckley.
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Simon Mayo
Unknown: Cheryl Baker

: Tom and Jerry Festival

The Truce Hurts

: Carry On Cruising

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Dilys Laye, Lance Percival, Kenneth Williams, Liz Fraser, Esma Cannon.

Captain Crowther of the SS Happy Wanderer sets off on a Mediterranean cruise with a new craft - and grave misgivings. The Carry On crew create havoc afloat in their efforts to impress Captain Sidney James with their efficiency.

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Contributors

Directed By: Peter Thomas
Directed By: Gerald Thomas
Screenplay: Norman Hudis
Captain Crowther: Sidney James
Leonard Marjoribanks: Kenneth Williams
Arthur Binn: Kenneth Connor
Gladys Trimble: Liz Fraser
Flo Castle: Dilys Laye
Wilfred: Lance Percival
Sam Turner: Jimmy Thompson
Tomtree: Cyril Chamberlain
Bridget: Esma Cannon
Jenkins: Vincent Ball

: Final Score

Introduced by Ralph Dellor. All the headline makers and day's results.

Contributors

Introduced By: Ralph Dellor.

: News

Philip Hayton presents the latest news from Britain and around the world. Weather BILL GILES

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Neighbours

: The Moscow State Circus

from Battersea Park, London. In a single year in Russia, 72 million people will go to the circus. They will watch thousands of performers in one of the 100 permanent or travelling circuses across the Soviet Union. From this enormous pool of talent,
70 artists have been selected to become the 1988 Moscow State Circus. Join
David Hibling and Charles Nove in the Big Top as they watch - Clown Anatoly Marchevsky ; The Firebird: grace and daring on the chord lisse The Kaminskys: balletic gymnastics on the Russian bar
The Odinstov: perch poles with a dramatic difference Daniya Kaseyeva : glamour and style with hoola hoops
The Druzhinas: husband and wife on the high wire
The Popovs: all action on the trampoline
The Garamovs: dashingyoung men on the flying trapeze Myagkostupov and Pilipovich: quick-fire synchronised juggling
The Shatins: comedy and acrobatics with human trapezes
The Annayevs: fearless Cossacks on horseback For the Moscow State Circus Artistic director:
ANATOLY MARCHEVSKY
Producer NATALYA MAKOVSKAYA For BBCtv
Lighting director PETER GREENYER Producer DAVID PICKTHALL

Contributors

Unknown: David Hibling
Unknown: Charles Nove
Unknown: Anatoly Marchevsky
Unknown: Daniya Kaseyeva
Unknown: Anatoly Marchevsky
Producer: Natalya Makovskaya
Director: Peter Greenyer
Producer: David Pickthall

: Annie

starring
Albert Finney Carol Burnett and Aileen Quinn
Little orphan Annie is a survivor at 10 years old; she needs to be, when all there is to look forward to is Maybe and Tomorrow. But luck comes Annie's way and she is adopted - albeit temporarily - into the mansion and safe-keeping of Daddy
Warbucks. Gradually, the two become inseparable and as Daddy finds a heart, so Annie finds love and happiness.
This award-winning musical based on the comic strip includes the above-mentioned songs as well as I Think I'm Gonna Like It
Here, Little Girls and one of four songs specially composed for the film - Let's Go to the Movies.
Screenplay by CAROL SOBIESKI Produced by RAY STARK Directed by JOHN HUSTON
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Contributors

Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Carol Burnett
Unknown: Aileen Quinn
Play By: Carol Sobieski
Produced By: Ray Stark
Directed By: John Huston
Daddy Warbucks: Albert Finney
Miss Hannigan: Carol Burnett
Lilly: Bernadette Peters
Grace Farrell: Ann Reinking
Rooster: Tim Curry
Annie: Aileen Quinn
Punjab: Geoffrey Holder
Asp: Roger Minami
FDR: Edward Herrman
Eleanor Roosevelt: Lois Debanzie
Bert Healy: Peter Marshall

: Nine O'clock News

with Philip Hayton Regional News Weather

: Precious Bane

by MARY WEBB , screenplay by MAGGIE WADEY, starring Janet McTeer ,
John Bowe , John McEnery , Emily Morgan , Clive Owen. Mary Webb 's powerful bestseller tells of a young disfigured woman's courageous fight for dignity and love in rural Shropshire at the start of the 19th-century - a cruel world of harsh poverty, ignorance and superstition.
Music RACHEL PORTMAN Make-up JAN NETHERCOT
Design CHRISTOPHER ROBILLIARD Script editor PAUL MARCUS Photography COLIN MUNN Producer LOUIS MARKS
Directed by CHRISTOPHER MENAUL

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Webb
Unknown: Janet McTeer
Unknown: John Bowe
Unknown: John McEnery
Unknown: Emily Morgan
Unknown: Clive Owen.
Unknown: Mary Webb
Editor: Paul Marcus
Directed By: Christopher Menaul
Kester Woodseaves: John Bowe
Prue Sam: Janet McTeer
Gideon Sarn: Clive Owen
Mrs Sarn: Jane Wood
Sarn: Jim Carter
Beguildy: John McEnery
Jancis Beguildy: Emily Morgan
Mrs Beguildy: Lynn Verrall
Tivvy Sexton: Wendy Nottingham
Sexton: Jack Hudson
Mrs Sexton: Catherine Terris
Callard: Roy Holder
Ox-driver: Colin Prockter
Mrs Ox-driver: Susan Porrett
Grimble: Milton Johns
Mrs Grimble: Katy Weaver
Huslet: Johnforgeham
Felena: Susan Curnow
Parson: David Belcher
Camperdine: Dave Roberts
Camperdine's friends: Kenny Lester
Camperdine's friends: Anthony Styles
Men at Baiting: Andrew Heart
Men at Baiting: Trevor Peake
Men at Baiting: Marc Stanton
Men at Baiting: Robin Turner
Old woman: Margaret Jackman
Troublemaker: Michael Crook
Barren woman: Haf Morgan
Prue (aged 6): Katy Rathmell
Jancis (aged 5): Sally Davies
Jancis (aged 11): Sally Cradd
Gideon (aged 5): Darren Corneille
Gideon (aged 11): Lee Bebb
Tim Ox-driver: Edward Burton
Tim Ox-driver (aged 4): Ronan Harvey
Second Ox-driver boy: Jamie Mollart
Tiwy (aged 9): Gayle Schofield
Sukey and Moll (aged 15): Caroline Ellis
Sukey and Moll (aged 15): Jessica Davies
Sukey and Moll (aged 10): Michelle Williams
Sukey and Moll (aged 10): Elizabeth Hunt
Callard children: Gareth Banks
Callard children: Rosie Clark
Callard childrenANNE-MARIE: Anne-Marie Anne-Marie
Callard children: Lyndsay Holland
Callard children: Jennifer Jones
Callard children: David Trenberth

: Movie Classics

Barry Norman introduces a season of cinema greats. Tonight:
The Man Who Came to Dinner starring Bette Davis Ann Sheridan
Monty Woolley
'Literary lion' Sheridan Whiteside is all sweetness and light in public, but in private he is a master of the studied insult. When he slips and injures his hip during a visit to the Stanley home,
Whiteside takes over the household and forces the entire family to wait on him. Bette Davis , in a rare comedy part, plays Whiteside's long-suffering secretary - the only person not afraid of him.
Screenplay by JULIUS J. AND PHILIP G. EPSTEIN From the stage play by GEORGE S. KAUFMAN and MOSS HART Directed by WILLIAM KEIGHLEY
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Contributors

Introduces: Barry Norman
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Monty Woolley
Unknown: Sheridan Whiteside
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Philip G. Epstein
Play By: George S. Kaufman
Directed By: William Keighley
Maggie Cutler: Bette Davis
Lorraine Sheldon: Ann Sheridan
Sheridan Whiteside: Monty Woolley
Bert Jefferson: Richard Travis
Banjo: Jimmy Durante
Mrs Ernest Stanley: Billie Burke
Beverly Carlton: Reginald Gardiner
June Stanley: Elisabeth Fraser
Mr Ernest Stanley: Grant Mitchell
Dr Bradley: George Barbier
Miss Preen: Mary Wickes
Mrs Gibbons: Laura Hope Crews

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