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: News

Weather. Regional News and Weather

: Hallo Spencer

You Always Leave Me Alone Today's show is all about brotherly love ...

: The Pink Panther Show

Pink Daddy, Barnacle Bird and Cat and the Pinkstalk. (R)

: News

Weather. Regional News and Weather

: Smoggies

Dust to Dust
The Smoggies find a youth-restoring chemical.

: News

Weather followed by Christmas
Children's BBC
Introduced by Lisa Jones and Andi Peters. Starting with Jimbo and the Jet Set
Jimbo Down Under (R)


Introduced By: Lisa Jones
Introduced By: Andi Peters.

: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

Cartoon fun with some old and favourite friends, based on Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
Snoopy and Woodstock (R)


Unknown: Charles M. Schulz.

: Fame and Misfortune

First of a six-part Australian series about trying to make dreams come true.
Starring and Tim could consider himself the unluckiest teenager in the world; accident-prone, bullied at school, and upstaged by his sister Sam. But a visit to a fairground is about to change Tim's life ...
Written by JOHN JONES
Directed by KARL ZWICKY
(Part 2 tomorrow at 9.30am)


Written By: John Jones
Directed By: Karl Zwicky
Sam: Kylie Minogue
Tim: Myles Collins
Mrs Hardy: Marie Redshaw
Mr Hardy: John Flaus
Tasha: Olivia Ball
John: Martin Sharman
Kong: Ben Mendelsohn

: Why Don't You...?

First of five programmes. New Beginnings - Old Problems!
A brand new gang - well, almost! Ben's gone for ever - or has he? And absolutely, most definitely, no sheep!

: Playdays

Christmas Tree Stop Dot puts lots of spots everywhere and then dresses up as a dinosaur. Simon joins up some dots to make a book and Lizzie meets some dotty snowmen.
Puppeteer: Jane Eve.
Story: When the Dinosaurs Lived by Jonathan Shelly , pictures by Julie Park.


Unknown: Jonathan Shelly
Unknown: Julie Park.
Dot: Eithne Hannigan
Bus driver: Simon Harbrow

: Poddington Peas

The Balloonatics

: Five to Eleven

Children's Christmas at Charing Cross Hospital.

: Best of British

The first of three programmes celebrating Rank Studios.
Narrated by Sir John Mills. Action Men
Thrills and spills with stars like Oliver Reed , Stanley Baker and Peter Finch. Written and created by MAURICE SELLAR and LOU JONES Produced by MAURICE SELLAR and ROBERT SIDA WAY
A Best of British Films production (R)


Unknown: Sir John Mills.
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Stanley Baker
Unknown: Peter Finch.
Unknown: Maurice Sellar
Produced By: Maurice Sellar
Produced By: Robert Sida

: Dad's Army

Begins a series of British comedies for Christmas. Starring
1940: with a German invasion threatened, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea is in the hands of Capt Mainwaring...
FILMS: page 25


Screenplay: Jimmy Perry
Screenplay: David Croft
Director: Norman Cohen
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
L.Cpl Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike: Liz Fraser
Gen Fuller: Bernard Archard
RSM: Derek Newark
Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Will Bronwyn be found in time? Harold begins to think seriously about his future.
(Cast page 78. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Grease

Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
On a summer visit to California with her parents, Sandy meets Danny at the beach and they fall in love. Instead of returning to Australia, Sandy enrols at Rydell High where Danny is also beginning his senior year. While he is overjoyed at their reunion, his super-hip image as the leader of the T-Birds' forces him to play it cool.
('Grease 2' on New Year's Day at 5.45pm)
Films: page 25
Ceefax subtitles


Producer: Robert Stigwood
Producer: Allan Carr
Director: Randal Kleiser
Danny Zuko: John Travolta
Sandy Olsson: Olivia Newton-John
Betty: Stockard Channing
Kenickie: Jeff Conaway
Doody: Barry Pearly
Sonny: Michael Tucci
Putzie: Kelue Ward
Frenchie: Didi Conn
Jan: Jamie Donnelly
Marty: Dinah Manoff
Principal McGee: Eve Arden
Teen Angel: Frankie Avalon
Vi: Joan Blondell
Vince Fontaine: Edd Byrnes
Coach Calhoun: Sid Caesar

: The Angel and the Soldier Boy

A touching animated tale, with music by Clannad. Based on the book by PETER COLLINGTON
Adapted and directed by ALISON DE VERE
A BMG Video/Grasshopper production


Book By: Peter Collington
Directed By: Alison de Vere

: Children's BBC

Introduced by Andi Peters and starting with:

Tango cannot marry until he has 100 scorpion tails on his belt - he has until sundown to achieve this merit.


Introduced By: Andi Peters

: Newsround Special

Space Encounter
Roger Finn reports on an exciting space experience for children at the American
Space Academy in Alabama, USA. He discovers that while training to be a young astronaut is hard work, it's also a lot of fun!
Series producer NICK HEATHCOTE


Unknown: Roger Finn
Producer: Andrew MacGregor
Producer: Nick Heathcote

: Robin Hood Junior

Lord Gilbert is away at the Crusades and his wicked brother, Baron de Malherbe, has taken over Locksay
Castle. The Lord's daughter, Marion, escapes from the castle with the Great Seal of Locksay. Meanwhile, Robin Jr's younger brother is seized when the Baron's men search their village, but Robin escapes into the forest where he meets Marion ... produced and directed by MATT MCCARTHY and JOHN BLACK 0 FILMS: page 25


Directed By: Matt McCarthy
Robin: Keith Chegwin
Marion: Mandy Tulloch
Will: Keith Jayne
John: Nicholas Dunn
Edmund: Dean Lawrence
Edith: Rachel Brennock
Baron: Maurice Kaufmann

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Wogan's Christmas Fancy Dress

It's party time at the Television Theatre as Terry welcomes a host of celebrities in disguise. Batman, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Captain Hook and Superman are all there - but who are the people under the masks? Not even Terry knows, so join him and help guess the guests. Director JOHN BURROWES Producer GRAHAM OWENS
Executive producer PETER ESTALL


Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Graham Owens
Producer: Peter Estall

: Blankety Blank Christmas

Starring Les Dawson.
The contestants are helped by Les's pantomime friends: Floella Benjamin, Anne Charleston, Linda Lusardi, Danny La Rue, Ian Smith and Peter Woods.


Unknown: Linda Lusardi
Unknown: Danny La Rue
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Peter Woods.
Director: Tony Newman

: Porridge

Happy Release by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Starring
Blanco feels he's not long for this world and wants Fletcher to inherit his legacy ...
Designer JON PUSEY


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais.
Designer: Jon Pusey
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Blanco: David Jason
Morris: Colin Farrell
Mr Collinson: Paul McDowell
MO: Terence So All

: The Bruce Forsyth Show

Starring Bruce Forsyth.
Anything can happen when Bruce's guests include stars from opera, ballet and drama. With Wayne Sleep Lesley Garrett and Alison and Rebecca Marsh. Special guest Jan Harvey. Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra.
Choreographer NORMAN MAEN Produced and directed by NIGEL LYTHGOE
0 COMEDY: page 8


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth.
Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Unknown: Lesley Garrett
Unknown: Rebecca Marsh.
Unknown: Jan Harvey.
Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Written By: Dick Hills.
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Peter Vincent
Written By: Paul Minett
Written By: Brian Leveson
Directed By: Nigel Lythgoe

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis.
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Screen One: Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage

By Andrew Davies.
This gentle comedy follows the antics of several British families on holiday in France. The 'Perfect' Marriot family watches 'Topless' try to turn topless beaches into bottomless ones and 'Prat' discipline his family like boy scouts. But will they be able to withstand the charms of 'Early Bird' or the savagery of her husband?
Production designer JOHN BONE Lighting cameraman
PHILIP BONHAM-CARTER . Editor SUE WYATT Produced by SUE BIRTWISTLE Directed by JACK GOLD 0 DRAMA: page 14 • FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Andrew Davies.
Music By: Richard Hartley
Unknown: Philip Bonham-Carter
Produced By: Sue Birtwistle
Directed By: Jack Gold
Joe Marriot: Jack Shepherd
Sarah Marriot: Zoe Wanamaker
Tom Marriot: Jamie Groves
Lisa Marriot: Katerina Hadjimatheou
Early Bird: Miranda Richardson
Smiley Face: Michael Kitchen
James: Edward Holmes
Chloe: Amy Melhuish
Anna: Victoria Shalet
Topless: Peter Howitt
Mrs Topless: Erika Hoffman
Mr In-the-Trade: Linal Haft
Mrs In-the-Trade: Jane Wood
Prat: Timothy Kightley
Mrs Prat: Annie Hayes
Fatty Granada: Dave Atkins
Paul: Nicholas Barnes
Hilary: Victoria Hasted
Fitness: Louis Emerick
Mrs Fitness: Liz Whiting
Young Fitness: Terry Sue Patt

: Barry Norman's Films of the 80s

As the decade draws to a close, Barry Norman not only chooses his favourite films of 1989, but also selects his top movies of the decade, making a critical assessment of the last ten years. From action blockbusters, to small low-budget films, the 80s has encompassed the complete range of cinematic tastes. The cinema has, as ever, reflected changing attitudes and fashions; how has the world been depicted through the lens in the 80s?
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 25


Unknown: Barry Norman
Director: Diana Henry
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Singin' in the Rain

Starring Gene Kelly as Don, Donald O'Conner as Cosmo and Debbie Reynolds as Kathy.

A satirical, tune-filled and affectionate story of Hollywood in the 20s as the movies grappled with the problem of the first talking pictures. This classic musical contains such memorable numbers as "Make 'Em Laugh", "You Are My Lucky Star" and, of course, the title song.

(Films: page 25)
(CEEFAX Subtitles)


Screenwriter: Adolph Green
Screenwriter: Betty Comden
Lyricist/Producer: Arthur Freed
Composer: Nacio Herb Brown
Director: Gene Kelly
Director: Stanley Donen
Don: Gene Kelly
Cosmo: Donald O'Conner
Kathy: Debbie Reynolds
Lina Lament: Jean Hagen
Simpson: Millard Mitchell
Zelda: Rita Moreno

: Weather

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