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: Christmas Children's BBC

With Andi Peters and Lisa Jones
and starting with
Fireman Sam Christmas Special: Snow Business
Christmas preparations stop when the crew are called out. (R)


Presenter (Christmas Children's BBC): Andi Peters
Presenter (Christmas Children's BBC): Lisa Jones
Narrator (Fireman Sam): John Alderton
Producer/director (Fireman Sam): Ian Frampton
Producer/director (Fireman Sam): John Walker

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at The Christmas Tree Stop
With some help from Father Christmas, Dave and Why
Bird visit a children's ward at St George's Hospital, Tooting. Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips.
Puppeteer: Jane Eve.
Story: Wobble and Humphrey Visit Leamington Spa by Ann Reay.
Photographs by SALLY MILES.


Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips.
Unknown: Ann Reay.
Why Bird: Ellie Darvill

: Mirthworms on Stage

More animated adventures from Wormingham.
Written and directed by ROSS HARRIS and JERRY REYNOLDS


Directed By: Ross Harris
Directed By: Jerry Reynolds

: The Pink Panther Show

Pink Christmas
Featuring the optimistic and indestructible panther who is not only celebrating
Christmas this year, but also his 25th anniversary. (R)

: A Muppet Family Christmas

A musical spectacular starring all your favourite muppets.


Director: Peter Harris
Created by: Jim Henson

: A Claymation Christmas Celebration

Various crazy characters present their versions of classic Christmas tunes.
A Wil Vinton production

: Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party

Presented by super-fanciable Phillip Schofield.
A huge and glittering parade of stars, including Bros, Jason and Kylie, Neneh
Cherry, Big Fun, Soul II Soul, London Boys, Sonia,
Transvision Vamp, Martika, Sydney Youngblood and New Kids on the Block.
Producer SHARON ALI (R)
Event given in association with Swatch


Unknown: Phillip Schofield.
Unknown: Sydney Youngblood
Director: Phil Chilvers

: Scrooge

The family musical starring Albert Finney.
A musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
On Christmas Eve, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge dismisses the joy around him as 'humbug'.
Produced by ROBERT H. SOLO Directed by RONALD NEAME 0 FILMS: page 25


Author of novel: Charles Dickens
Producer: Robert H. Solo
Director: Ronald Neame
Scrooge: Albert Finney
Marley's ghost: Alec Guinness
Ghost of Christmas Past: Edith Evans
Ghost of Christmas Present: Kenneth More
Fezziwig: Laurence Naismith
Tom Jenkins: Anton Rodgers

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: The Red Arrows

A Quiver of Silver
Spectacular air-to-air photography highlights the skill of the RAF's premier display team in its jubilee year. Each season, three new pilots join the Red Arrows and can expect to be with the team for three years. Training starts in a cold and misty October and concludes in sunny Cyprus. Then begins their silver jubilee season during which they receive a special visit from the Queen Mother and give 100 displays.
Narrator: Nigel Havers.


Narrator: Nigel Havers.
Producer: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: A Bridge Too Far

Starring and The Allies have a daring plan to stop the war. Operation Market Garden involves parachuting 35,000 troops into occupied Holland to capture a strategic line of bridges ...
* FILMS: page 25


Unknown: William Goldman
Directed By: Richard Attenborough
Lt Gen Browning: Dirk Bogarde
Sgt Dohun: James Caan
Lt Col Vandeleur: Michael Caine
Maj Gen Urquhart: Sean Connery
Col Stout: Elliott Gould
Lt Gen Horrocks: Edward Fox
Gen Sosabowski: Gene Hackman
Lt Col Frost: Anthony Hopkins
Dr Spaander: Laurence Olivier
Brig Gen Gavin: Ryan O'Neal
Maj Cook: Robert Redford
Lt Gen Bittrich: Maximilian Schell
Kate: Liv Uuman
Met officer: Denholm Elliott
Trooper Binns: Ben Cross
Corp Davies: Alun Armstrong
German Lt: Patrick Ryecart
Gren Guards Maj: John Stride

: Final Score

Results and pools service.
Introduced by Ralph Dellor.


Introduced By: Ralph Dellor.

: News

Chris Lowe with the latest news and comment from Britain and around the world. Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Jim'll Fix It for Christmas

Dear Jim, please....
Can it snow in my garden? Can I sing in St Paul 's? Can I be Little Red Riding Hood?
Jimmy Savile makes these and other dreams come true. Director PETER LASKIE Producer ROGER ORDISH
* FEATURE: page 23


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Director: Peter Laskje
Producer: Roger Ordish

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Join Paul for 50 magical minutes of festive fun. His special guests are: Little and Large, the enchanting skills of Kenny Raskin and from Neighbours Anne Charleston and Ian Smith.
Featuring Debbie McGee. Musical director RAY MONK
Programme associate ALI BONGO Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Produced and directed by GEOFF MILES


Unknown: Kenny Raskin
Unknown: Anne Charleston
Unknown: Ian Smith.
Unknown: Debbie McGee.
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Directed By: Geoff Miles

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale.
"Ian, if you want to discover something interesting, 3.00pm by the tree in the square."
The fortnight's cast:
Drama: page 13
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Laurie: Gary Powell
Pete: Peter Dean
Barbara: Alannah O'Sullivan
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Michelle: Susan Tully
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Danny: Saul Jephcott
Trevor: Phil McDermott
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Ashraf: Aftab Sachak
Sufia: Rani Singh
Stella: Cindy O'Callaghan
Shireen: Nisha Kapur
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Marge: Pat Coombs
Rod: Christopher McHallem
Hazel: Virginia Fiol
Vince: Hepburn Graham
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Mo: Edna Dore
Ricky: Sid Owen
Diane: Sophie Lawrence
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Staff midwife: Katy Newell
Student Nurse: Bridget Brammall
Ward nurse: Doreen Ingleton
Angry man: Ronald Nunnery

: Bergerac

Second Time Around by Ian Kennedy Martin.
Bergerac's hunt for the brutal killer of Ted Grob is not made easier when a witness to the crime seems to be interested in him on more than a professional level and Charlie appears to have some connection with a money launderer.
Series created by ROBERT BANKS STEWART Music by RAY RUSSELL Directed by PETER ELLIS
Produced by GEORGE GALLACCIO 0 DRAMA: page 12


Unknown: Ian Kennedy Martin.
Unknown: Ted Grob
Music By: Ray Russell
Directed By: Peter Ellis
Produced By: George Gallaccio
Det Sgt Bergerac: John Nettles
Charlie: Terence Alexander
Barney Crozier: Sean Arnold
David Mason: David Schofield
Moise Davidson: Andrew Sachs
Ted Grob: Rupert Frazer
Harry Tilson: Donald Sumpter
Elizabeth: Jennifer Landor
Damian Shore: Derrick Branche
Willy Pettit: John Telfer
Ben Lomas: David Kershaw
Dr Bonham: Clare Byam Shaw
Sally Collins: Sarah Neville
Mrs Maurice: Elizabeth Bradley
Dubois: Pavel Douglas
Arthur Medley: Prentis Hancock
Michael Fulton: Richard Hawley
Devas: Chris Langham
Wendy: Lisa Climie

: Birds of a Feather

By Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
What are the prospects of a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year for Tracey and Sharon while their other halves are banged up at the pleasure of Her Majesty.


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Series Producer: Esta Charkham
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Tracey: Linda Robson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Prison officer: Alan Ford

: Blackadder's Christmas Carol

By Richard Curtis , Ben Elton. Starring and Christmas Eve, 1850:
Ebenezer Blackadder is a decent, kind, generous human being. As far as his loathsome ancestors are concerned, he is a wrong 'un. So as soon as he is snuggled up in bed they decide to pay him a visit. A seasonal tale of almost unbearable cuteness. Among the cast:


Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Ben Elton.
Director: Richard Boden
Producer: John Lloyd
Ebenezer Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Spirit of Christmas: Robbie Coltrane
Queen Elizabeth: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Prince Regent: Hugh Laurie
Queen Victoria: Miriam Margolyes

: News

Chris Lowe with the national and international news. Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: The Name of the Rose

Starring and 1327: William, an unorthodox Franciscan monk, arrives at a remote Italian monastery with his novice. The monastery has recently been the scene of a mysterious death and William cannot resist the chance to investigate.
An atmospheric mix of dark secrets, illicit desires and unexpected violence, based on the international bestseller by Umberto Eco.
Directed by JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD (First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 25


Directed By: Jean-Jacques Annaud
William of Baskerville: Sean Connery
Bernardo Gui: F Murray Abraham
Adso: Christian Slater
Jorge: Feodor Chaliapin
Ubertino: William Hickey
Abbot: Michael Lonsdale
Girl: Valentina Vargas

: Michael Feinstein in Concert

Acclaimed for his performances of the Gershwins, Berlin and other masters of the American popular song, pianist and singer Michael Feinstein is now well established on the US concert circuit. He entertained President Reagan and Mrs Thatcher at the White House last October, and made his British debut in last year's Royal Variety
Performance. This recording is from a concert given earlier this year at London's Dominion Theatre.
Produced and directed by BRIAN WHITEHOUSE (R)


Singer: Michael Feinstein
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Directed By: Brian Whitehouse

: Weather

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