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: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

A cartoon about a girl and her dog. When Alistair makes a mess, Crystal Tipps's new vacuum cleaner clears up more than it is intended to. (R)

: Janosch's Story Time

Cartoon. Schnuddel has a huge hat. It protects him from the rain and he can use it to cross the river. (R)

: Children's BBC: Poddington Peas

A cartoon about a lively community of garden peas. Creep-Pea and Black-Eyed
Pea have a Christmas surprise for the Peas. (R)

: Breakfast Serials

Five serials in five different styles.
The Kitchen Crew. Christmas turns to tragedy.
Cheapo TV. A schoolyard epic! Zounds. Carol is angry.
Runners. Louise has been captured - but by whom?
NiceChap. Klench, Norris and Suzie face the end of everything.
With Caroline Berry ,
John Biggins , Lucy Jenkins and William Petrie.
Producer Russell Davies
Executive producer Edward Pugh


Unknown: Caroline Berry
Unknown: John Biggins
Unknown: Lucy Jenkins
Unknown: William Petrie.
Producer: Russell Davies
Producer: Edward Pugh

: Babar

An animated version of the classic children's story of Babar the elephant. Today, Babar goes out of his way to find the Old Lady a unique gift for her birthday.

: BraveStarr: No Drums, No Trumpets

More cartoon adventures in outer space. When Michelle Rivera is captured by Sandstorm, BraveStarr helps her father, Paco, learn that sometimes you have to fight. (R)

: Going Live!

A special Christmas edition featuring a host of guests including Cliff Richard , a celebrity Double Dare with Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland from You Rang, M'Lord? competing with Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke from Birds of a Feather. Nick Conway and Victor McGuire (Billy and Jack from Bread) will be in the studio, too. There are cartoons, music, competitions and surprises, all with a seasonal flavour. Presented by Sarah Greene and Phillip Schofield and featuring Trevor and Simon and Peter Simon.
Editor Chris Bellinger 0 CHILDREN: page 24


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Nick Conway
Unknown: Victor McGuire
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Presented By: Phillip Schofield
Presented By: Peter Simon.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

With Bill Giles.


Unknown: Bill Giles.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson. Provisional Timetable
12.20 Rallycross
12.45 Racing
1.00 News
1.15 Racing
1.30 Rallycross
1.50 Racing
2.05 Rugby league
3.50 Football half-times
4.00 Golf
4.35 Final Score
Rugby League
First semi-final for the Regal Trophy. The whole match live from a neutral venue.
Commentary by Ray French .
Motaquip British Grand Prix from Brands Hatch.
Commentary by Steve Rider and Murray Walker.
From Chepstow.
12.50 Philip Comes Novices' Hurdle (21hm)
1.20 Racing International (for the Sport of Kings Challenge. 2'/2m)
Bokaro, winner of the first leg at Belmont Park, now chases a $100,000 bonus for winning races in America and Britain.
1.55 Coral Welsh National
Handicap Chase (3m 6f). Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
G A Champion's Challenge
1990. Leader of the European Order of Merit Ian Woosnam , US PGA Champion Wayne Grady , Jose-Maria Olazabal and Sandy Lyle contest a Charity Skins game played over 18 holes of the Old
Course at Sunningdale. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Commentary By: Ray French
Commentary By: Steve Rider
Commentary By: Murray Walker.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore.
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Wayne Grady
Unknown: Jose-Maria Olazabal
Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: News

With John Humphrys. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bill Giles
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Regional News and Sport

0 NEWS BY TELEPHONE: if you can't reach a television or radio, BBC News can now be heard on the telephone between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed]. Calls are charged at
33p per minute (cheap rate). 44p at all other times.

: Stay Tooned!: Yule Tunes

Tony Robinson takes a look at seasonal cartoons and picks some of his favourites including Hugh Harman 's rarely seen Peace on Earth and the classic Tom and Jerry tale The Night Before Christmas.


Presenter: Tony Robinson
Producer: Nick Jones

: Every Second Counts

Paul Daniels hosts the last of present series of the comedy quiz show.

Contestants: any married couples who would like to join in next year's Every Second Counts, should write enclosing an SAE to [address removed]
Family entertainment: page 4


Presenter: Paul Daniels
Director: Tony Newman
Producer: David Taylor

: Challenge Anneka

Anneka Rice faces her most daunting challenge ever - to restore a Romanian orphanage into a home for 600 children in just one week. This specially extended edition of Challenge Anneka reveals what happened, and how through sleepless days and nights her team reached their goal.

A Mentorn production for BBCtv
Romania: for further information about helping Romanian children, send an sae to [address removed]
Picture story: page 69


Presenter: Anneka Rice
Director: Martin Head
Director: Tom Gutteridge

: The Les Dennis Christmas Laughter Show

Mr S Claus writes:
There's nothing I like better at yuletide than the Christmas Radio Times. It lights easily, burns well and gives off copious amounts of heat. And while it smoulders away, I settle down with a venison sandwich and watch The Les Dennis Christmas Laughter
Show. Nine out of ten santas said that their reindeer preferred it.
With Lisa Maxwell.
Director/Producer Geoff Miles


Unknown: Lisa Maxwell.
Producer: Geoff Miles

: Innerspace

First showing on network television of a spectacular special effects comedy from the men who brought you Gremlins. Starring Dennis Quaid Martin Short
Meg Ryan
In a top secret miniaturisation experiment, micronaut Tuck Pendelton is about to begin a fantastic voyage through a laboratory animal. But when the lab is raided by industrial spies, he ends up injected into the unwilling body of hypochondriac clerk Jack Putter.
Director Joe Dante
FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Dennis Quaid
Unknown: Martin Short
Unknown: Meg Ryan
Unknown: Tuck Pendelton
Unknown: Jack Putter.
Director: Joe Dante
Lt Tuck Pendelton: Dennis Quaid
Jack Putter: Martin Short
Lydia Maxwell: Meg Ryan
Victor Scrimshaw: Kevin McCarthy
Dr Margaret Canker: Fiona Lewis
Mr Igoe: Vernon Wells
Cowboy: Robert Picardo
Wendy: Wendy Schaal
Pete Blanckard: Harold Sylvester

: News and Sport

With John Humphrys. Weather Bill Giles
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Still of the Night

Meryl Streep Roy Scheider
The dark streets of Manhattan hide many things. One stormy night the city gives up a grisly secret - the body of George Bynum , his throat slit from ear to ear. But the mystery deepens when
Brooke Reynolds , Bynum's mistress, confesses to Sam Rice ,
Bynum's psychiatrist, that she had once killed a man.
Entranced by her, Rice finds himself caught in a terrifying spiral of murder and deceit. A tense Hitchcock-style thriller that takes romance and murder to a surprising climax.
Written and directed by Robert Benton ● FILMS: pages 51-64 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Roy Scheider
Unknown: George Bynum
Unknown: Brooke Reynolds
Unknown: Sam Rice
Directed By: Robert Benton
Brooke Reynolds: Meryl Streep
Sam Rice: Roy Scheider
Grace Rice: Jessica Tandy
Joe Vitucci: Joe Grifasi
Gail Phillips: Sara Botsford
George Bynum: Josef Sommer
Murray: Irving Metzman
Heather Wilson: Rikki Borge
Mugger: Larry Joshua
Auctioneer: Tom Norton

: Eurythmics Live

Annie Lennox
Dave Stewart in Sydney, Australia
Filmed on the final leg of their 'Revenge' tour, this concert captures the exciting stage presence of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart as they perform such popular songs as Sex Crime, There Must be an Angel, Sweet Dreams, Would I Lie to You and Sisters Are Doing it for Themselves. Director Geoff Wonfor Producer Billy Poveda
An Oil Factory production (R) MUSIC: page 21


Unknown: Annie Lennox
Unknown: Dave Stewart
Unknown: Annie Lennox
Unknown: Dave Stewart
Director: Geoff Wonfor
Producer: Billy Poveda

: Weather

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