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: Children's BBC

With Andi Peters and Lisa Jones.

The Nativity Play
The Christmas story. (R)


Unknown: Andi Peters
Unknown: Lisa Jones.

: Bluetoes-the Christmas Elf

The elves are preparing for Santa's big journey on Christmas Eve, including the elf called Small One.

: Playdays

The Christmas Tree Stop
Puppeteer: Jane Eve.
Story: Papa Panov 's Special Day by Ruben Saillens adapted by Leo Tolstoy retold by Mig Holder .
Illustrations by Tony Morris. Music JONATHAN COHEN and WILL HILL


Unknown: Papa Panov
Unknown: Ruben Saillens
Adapted By: Leo Tolstoy
Told By: Mig Holder
Illustrations By: Tony Morris.
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Bus driver: Simon Davies
Why Bird: Ellie Darvill
Dot: Eithne Hannigan
Patch's friend: Vanessa Amberleigh

: Ziggy's Gift

Ziggy takes a job as a street-comer Santa.
Music and lyrics by HARRY NILSSON Directed by RICHARD WILLIAMS (R)


Unknown: Harry Nilsson
Directed By: Richard Williams

: A Merry Mirthworm Christmas

Bert Worm tries to help with the Christmas preparations. (R)

: A Flintstone Christmas

Seasonal fun with Fred, Barney and the gang.

: Eggs 'n' Baker

With Cheryl Baker. Jason,
Sinitta, Big Fun and Sonia all help, and Jimmy Somerville performs his newest release. Goodies galore, with festivities at Hatfield House and more ...


Unknown: Cheryl Baker.
Unknown: Jimmy Somerville

: Weather

: Christmas Celebration

Roy Castle joins the congregation of his home church, Gold Hill Baptist in Buckinghamshire. Service led by the Rev Jim Graham.
Preacher: the Rev Bob Allen.
Reading: Luke 2, w 4-14.
0 Come, All Ye Faithful; Away in a Manger; The First Nowell; See, amid the Winter's Snow; Joy to the World; Angels from the Realms of Glory; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Come On and Celebrate. Director SIMON HAMMOND Producer CHRIS LOUGHUN


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Jim Graham.
Unknown: Bob Allen.
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Chris Loughun

: Noel's Christmas Presents

The programme has travelled all over the world to give some very unusual presents to some very special people. Join Noel Edmonds to count down the 12 days of Christmas with a gift for each day.
Script associate CHARLIE ADAMS Written by MARTIN BOOTH .
0 CHILDREN: pope 23


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Written By: Martin Booth
Written By: Brian Leveson
Written By: Paul Minett
Directed By: Bill Morton
Produced By: Michael Leggo

: Christmas Comedy Cracker

A lunchtime menu of classic
BBC comedy. Starting with Porridge
By Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Starring
Disturbing the Peace


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais.
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale

: Dad's Army

By Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Starring and My Brother and I
Capt Mainwaring gives a party.
Producer DAVID CROFT (R)


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Unknown: Capt Mainwaring
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Written by Raymond Allen. Starring and Jessica's First Christmas
Frank offers to build the set for the Nativity play.


Written By: Raymond Allen.
Frank: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michele Dotrice
Jackson: Brian Pringle
Fr O'Hara: Cyril Luckham
Jessica: Emma Ware

: Top of the Pops Christmas Show

A review of the chart-topping pop records of 1989. Introduced by Jakki Brambles Bruno Brookes , Gary Davies. Produced and directed by STANLEY APPEL


Introduced By: Jakki Brambles
Introduced By: Bruno Brookes
Introduced By: Gary Davies.
Directed By: Stanley Appel

: The Queen

HM The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.

: Bread

Written by Carla Lane. The Boswell Christmas stocking filled with some fun, sadness and surprises.
Title music by DAVID MACKAY
Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Carla Lane.
Music By: David MacKay
Directed By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Aveline: Melanie Hill
Joey: Graham Bickley
Adrian: Jonathon Morris
Billy: Nick Conway
Jack: Victor McGuire
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Freddie: Ronald Forfar
Oswald: Giles Watling
Shifty: Bryan Murray
Martine: Pamela Power
Roxy: Joanna Phillips- Lane
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock
Derek: Peter Byrne
Driver: Bernard Merrick
Farmer Jackson: David Williams
Waitress: Jennifer Moss

: Only Fools and Horses....: The Jolly Boys' Outing

By John Sullivan
Starring David Jason as Del and Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney
with Buster Merryfield as Uncle Albert
Comedy: page 4
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Sullivan
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Director: Tony Dow
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Denzil: Paul Barber
Boycie: John Challis
Sid: Roy Heather
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Alan: Denis Lill
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Micky: Patrick Murray
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Cassandra: Gwyneth Strong
Jevon: Steven Woodcock
Pamela: Wanda Ventham
Eddie: Steve Alder
Policeman: Del Baker
Inga: Bridget Erin Bates
Ramondo: Robin Driscoll
Harry: Roy Evans
Helen: Dawn Funnell
Singer: Lee Gibson
Joanne: Gail Harrison
Stephen: Daniel Hill
Mrs Creswell: Rosalind Knight
Mrs Baker: Katharine Page
Trainee: Jake Wood

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Only Fools and Horses... From Peckham to Beckham 6 September 2017

: News

With Jill Dando.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Jill Dando.

: The Russ Abbot Christmas Show

Special guest star Les Dennis.
Featuring Bella Emberg
Sherrie Hewson , Tom Bright and Michael Stainton.
Jack Frost roasting by an open fire, chestnuts nipping at your nose - pull up your television set and join Russ Abbot in his Yuletide festivities. See the golden days of the Hollywood musical revived by joke-to-joke resuscitation. See Russ and Les Dennis celebrating the New Year together separately. See the Phantom of the Opera as you've never seen it before. A Merry Russmas and an Abbot New Year!
Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP


Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Michael Stainton.
Unknown: Jack Frost
Unknown: Russ Abbot
Directed By: John Bishop

: Crocodile Dundee

Starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski.
Mick Dundee, nicknamed 'Crocodile' because of his tall tales of survival, is a modern-day hero, a larger-than-life character with a broad sense of humour and a unique outlook on life. American reporter Sue Charlton travels to the outback to discover the man behind the legend and uncovers more than she bargained for. But that's nothing compared to what Mick finds when he goes to New York and takes a walkabout on the wild side!
A special presentation of the famous comedy adventure which made an international star of Australian comedian Paul Hogan.
FILMS: page 25


Screenplay: Paul Hogan
Screenplay: Ken Shadie
Screenplay: John Cornell
Director: Peter Faiman
Michael J 'Crocodile' Dundee: Paul Hogan
Sue Charlton: Linda Kozlowski
Walter Beilly: John Meillon
Neville Bell: David Gulpiul
Con: Ritchie Singer
Ida: Naggie Bunco
Donk: Steve Rackman
Nugget: Gerry Skilton
Duffy: Terry Gill
Trevor: Peter Turnbill
Rosita: Christine Totos

: Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

A Caribbean Mystery screenplay by T. R. Bowen. Starring with and Sent on a recuperative holiday to Barbados, Miss
Marple finds the Golden Palm Hotel - a tropical paradise of blue sea, white sand and lush vegetation - a rather dull place where nothing seems to occur. But it soon turns out to be a Garden of Eden where a dangerous serpent lurks.
Photography JOHN WALKER
* DRAMA: page 12


Unknown: T. R. Bowen.
Music By: Ken Howard
Unknown: Paul Garrick
Designer: Don Giles
Unknown: Photography John Walker
Directed By: Christopher Petit
Produced By: George Gallaccio
Jane Marple: Joan Hickson
Jason Rafiel: Donald Pleasence
Edward Hillingdon: Michael Feast
Dr Grahame: T P McKenna
Evelyn Hillingdon: Sheila Ruskin
Molly Kendall: Sophie Ward
Major Palgrave: Frank Middlemass
Raymond West: Trevor Bowen
Piers Musgrave: James Curran
Lucky Dyson: Sue Lloyd
Greg Dyson: Robert Swan
Jackson: Stephen Bent
Esther Walters: Barbara Barnes
Tim Kendall: Adrian Lukis
Victoria: Valerie Buchanan
Aunty Johnson: Isabelle Lucas
Adam Napier: Shaughan Seymour
Inspector Weston: Joseph Mydell
Pathologist: Gregory Munroe

: In Sickness and in Health

By Johnny Speight.
Christmas on an old-age pension holds no cheer for
Alf. While others have turkey and lots of drink, all he has to look forward to is bread and cheese, so he decides to follow the advice: 'The Lord helps those who help themselves.'
Alf Garnett. .... WARREN MITCHELL Produced and directed by RICHARD BODEN
0 COMEDY: page 4


Unknown: Johnny Speight.
Unknown: Alf Garnett.
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Directed By: Richard Boden
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Fred Johnson: Ken Campbell
Mrs Johnson: Tricia Kelly
Vicar: Philip Fox
Salvation Army officer: Tamara Steele

: News

With Jill Dando. Weather


Unknown: Jill Dando.

: Clockwise

Starring John Cleese and Penelope Wilton.
For headmaster Brian Stimpson this will be no ordinary day, but not in the way this most meticulous man has planned. Due to address a prestigious conference in Norwich, he misses his train - the first setback in an increasingly hysterical race against the clock. This frenetic farce teams the author of the stage comedy Noises Off with the star of A Fish Called Wanda to great success.
(First showing on British television).
Films: page 25
Ceefax subtitles


Director: Christopher Morahan
Scriptwriter: Michael Frayn
Brian Stimpson: John Cleese
Pat: Penelope Wilton
Gwenda Stimpson: Alison Steadman
Mr Jolly: Stephen Moore
Laura: Sharon Maiden
Mrs Wheel: Constance Chapman
Mrs Trellis: Joan Hickson
Mrs Way: Ann Way
Mrs Wisely: Pat Keen
Mr Wisely: Geoffrey Hutchings
Ivan: Tony Haygarth
Prior: Michael Aldridge

: Christmas Epilogue

The Word Made Flesh
Alec McCowen reads the prologue to St John 's Gospel. Director GARRY BOON


Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: St John
Producer: Helen Alexander

: Key Largo

Starring Humphrey Bogart as Frank McCloud, a disillusioned
Second World War veteran, who is caught up in a sinister situation which forces him into a confrontation with mobster Johnny Rocco. When he arrives at a remote hotel on the Florida Keys he finds it under the control of Rocco and his gang ...
Produced by JERRY WALD Directed by JOHN HUSTON
W FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Johnny Rocco.
Unknown: Richard Brooks
Unknown: John Huston
Produced By: Jerry Wald
Directed By: John Huston
Frank McCloud: Humphrey Bogart
Nora Temple: Lauren Bacall
Johnny Rocco: Edward G Robinson
Gaye: Ctaire Trevor
James Temple: Lionel Barrymore
Curly: Thomas Gomez

: Weather

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