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You Always Leave Me Alone Today's show is all about brotherly love ...
Pink Daddy, Barnacle Bird and Cat and the Pinkstalk. (R)
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Dust to Dust
The Smoggies find a youth-restoring chemical.
Weather followed by Christmas
Introduced by Lisa Jones and Andi Peters. Starting with Jimbo and the Jet Set
Jimbo Down Under (R)
Cartoon fun with some old and favourite friends, based on Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
Snoopy and Woodstock (R)
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)
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!
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.
Children's Christmas at Charing Cross Hospital.
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)
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...
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With Philip Hayton. Weather Bill Giles
Will Bronwyn be found in time? Harold begins to think seriously about his future.
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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)
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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
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.
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!
Producer ANDREW MACGREGOR
Series producer NICK HEATHCOTE
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
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With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill
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
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.
Director TONY NEWMAN
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
Producer SYDNEY LOTTERBY (R)
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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.
Written by DICK HILLS. BARRY CRYER , PETER VINCENT , PAUL MINETT and BRIAN LEVESON
Choreographer NORMAN MAEN Produced and directed by NIGEL LYTHGOE
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With Martyn Lewis.
Regional News; Weather
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?
Music by RICHARD HARTLEY
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
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?
Director DIANA HENRY
Producer BRUCE THOMPSON
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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.
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