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: News

Regional News and Weather

: Touche Turtle

Jason Donovan and the Byker Grove gang join Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa
Forrester to check on Santa's progress for the big night. Starting with Cartoon. The unlikely musketeer is off to avenge wrongs. (R)


Unknown: Jason Donovan
Unknown: Byker Grove
Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Andi Peters

: Wizbit

The magical adventures of Wizbit and the residents of Puzzleopolis.
With Paul Daniels.
Director Phil Bishop (R)


Unknown: Paul Daniels.
Director: Phil Bishop

: New Adventures of Mighty Mouse

Cartoon. The evil Cardigan captures Pearl Pureheart. (R)


Unknown: Pearl Pureheart.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Children's BBC: Fireman Sam

Animation. Christmas preparations stop when the crew are called out to save Sarah and James. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton

: St Nicholas and the Children

An adventure fairy tale.
On Christmas Eve, young
Pierre and Estelle are forced to cross through the haunted forest in search of food for their sick grandmother.


St Nicholas/Lumberjack: Heath Lamberts
Butcher: Dixie Seatle
Giant: Keith Knight
Pierre: Stuart Stone
Estelle: Daccia Bloomfield
Narrator: Maureen Forrester

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Chipmunks

Cartoon. Alvin dreams of the spirits of Christmas past, present and future.

: Charlie's Christmas Project

Children's drama. Charlie wasn't asking for an expensive present - all he wanted was to look after a dog called Arfie.


Charlie: Seth Green
Mr Smith: Callan Egan
Dog catcher: Bob Lipka
Mrs Donavin: Lanni Carvel
Charlie's mother: Clair Slemmer
Charlie's father: Rob Fuller

: Quick Draw McGraw

Cartoon fun.

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Christmas Tree Stop. Dot puts lots of spots everywhere.
Simon Harbrow joins up some dots to make a book, and Lizzie meets some dotty snowmen. Today's story is
When the Dinosaurs Lived by Jonathan Shelly. With Eithne Hannigan and Jane Eve. (R)


Unknown: Simon Harbrow
Unknown: Jonathan Shelly.
Unknown: Eithne Hannigan

: Barney

Cartoon. Barney surprises Mr Prophet with a very special Christmas present. (R)


Unknown: Mr Prophet

: The Slipper and the Rose

An enchanting musical retelling of the Cinderella story, starring
Richard Chamberlain
Gemma Craven
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania live a sad young girl and an unhappy prince.
Trapped in their different worlds they need only to meet to fall in love.
Director Bryan Forbes 0 FILMS: pages 51-64 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Director: Bryan Forbes
Prince: Richard Chamberlain
Cinderella: Gemma Craven
Fairy Godmother: Annette Crosbie
Dowager Queen: Edith Evans
John: Christopher Gable
King: Michael Hordern
Stepmother: Margaret Lockwood
Lord Chamberlain: Kenneth More

: News

With Andrew Harvey. Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Neighbours

Des is furious with Melanie.
Todd prepares to take Melissa on a night to remember.
(For cast see Friday 28 December. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: The Italian Job

Starring Michael Caine
Just out of jail, Charlie Croker 'inherits' plans for a$4 million gold heist in Italy.
Screenplay by Troy Kennedy Martin Director Peter Collinson


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Charlie Croker
Play By: Troy Kennedy
Director: Peter Collinson
Charlie Croker: Michael Caine
Mr Bridger: Noël Coward
Professor Peach: Benny Hill
Altabani: Raf Vallone
Camp Freddie: Tony Beckley
Beckerman: Rossano Brazzi
Lorna: Maggie Blye
Miss Peach: Irene Handl
Governor: John Le Mesurier

: Burled Treasure Cartoon.

Introduced by Andi Peters.


Introduced By: Andi Peters.

: Blue Peter

Magazine programme for children presented by Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan. Producer Oliver Macfarlane Editor Lewis Bronze


Presenter: John Leslie
Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan.
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane

: Masters of the Universe

First showing on network television
starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella.

Castle Greyskull has fallen to the malicious might of evil Skeletor. Only He-Man can prevent him assuming power.

Director Gary Goddard
FILMS: pages 51-64


Director: Gary Goddard
He-Man: Dolph Lundgren
Skeletor: Frank Langella
Evil-Lyn: Meg Foster
Gwildor: Billy Barty
Julie Winston: Courtney Cox
Kevin: Robert Duncan McNeill

: Neighbours


: News

With Andrew Harvey.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Wogan in Hollywood

The legendary George Burns is probably the most revered comic in the world. Despite open heart surgery, at 94 years of age he has lost none of his magic sparkle as Terry Wogan discovers. Producer Graham Owens
Executive producer Peter Estall


Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Graham Owens
Producer: Peter Estall

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Paul Daniels hosts this special Christmas edition. Presenting their unique style of magic will be his guests - the Great Bosconi, Peter Hartly ,
Chester Baker and Sakura.
Featuring Debbie McGee. Director/Producer Geoff Miles 0 PICTURE STORY: page 79


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Peter Hartly
Unknown: Chester Baker
Unknown: Debbie McGee.

: All Creatures Great and Small

A special extended episode of the series based on the popular books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot. Starring Christopher Timothy
Robert Hardy , Peter Davison Brotherly Love. Tristan and Biggins battle for a place in the team to ring the Christmas peal.
Episode wrrtten by Chnstopher Penfold Producer Bill Sellars
Director Michael Brayshaw • PICTURE STORY: page 79 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Brotherly Love.
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Michael Brayshaw
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen Herriot: Lynda Bellingham
Mrs Bradley: Megs Jenkins
Frank Gillard: Sam Dale
Jonathan Bradley: David Ellison
David Bradley: Sidney Livingstone
Joe Mulligan: Rio Fanning
Leslie Pendlebury: Hugh Walters
Isaac Cranford: Jack Watson
Mrs Alton: Jean Heywood
Linda Marston: Dee Marston
Mr Hammond: Tim Barker
Mr Biggins: John Sharp
Barman: Steve Sangster
Bert: Grimes Jackcarr
PC Goole: Steve Halliwell
Barry Stokes: David Hershaw
Angela Gillard: Elaine Donnelly
Mary Gillard: Gemma Peers
Major Wakeman: Roger Brierley
Vicar: Aubrey Phillips
Edge Pickles: Mike Kay
Dan Goodman: Ted Richards

: News

With John Humphrys. Regional News
Ian McCaskill CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Blind Date

First showing on network television for this Blake Edwards comedy, starring Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger.

Desperate for a date to take to a vital company dinner, harrassed executive Walter
Davis is set up with Nadia Gates, a wonderful lady with a couple of problems: the effect alcohol has on her, and the effect her crazy ex-boyfriend has on Walter. It is a date that will live in infamy!

FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Blake Edwards
Unknown: Bruce Willis
Unknown: Kim Basinger
Unknown: Nadia Gates
Walter Davis: Bruce Willis
Nadia Gates: Kim Basinger
David Bedford: John Larroquette
Judge: William Daniels
Harry Gruen: George Coe
Denny Gordon: Mark Blum
Ted Davis: Phil Hartman
Susie Davis: Stephanie Faracy
Muriel Bedford: Alice Hirson
Jordan the butler: Graham Stark

: Christmas with the Gulf

As midnight approaches, families throughout the country have gathered together to rejoice at the coming of Christmas; but this year many families are apart. Tonight, live by satellite, friends and relatives in Aldershot, Hampshire, and Fallingbostel in Germany join servicemen and women in the Gulf for a joint celebration of the birth of the infant Jesus. Producer Christopher Mann Editor Helen Alexander


Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Midnight Caller

Gary Cole
Wendy Kilbourne
Do You Believe in Miracles?
A few days before Christmas a sick young girl sees a statue of the infant Jesus weep tears. The miracle is hailed with excitement but, as Killian discovers, the Christmas spirit isn't everywhere.


Unknown: Gary Cole
Unknown: Wendy Kilbourne
Jack Killian: Gary Cole
Devon King: Wendy Kilbourne
Lt Carl Zymak: Arthur Taxier
Billy Po: Dennis Dun
Deacon Bridges: Mykel T Williamson
Nick Clemente: Dennis Lipscomb
Mrs Clemente: Amelia Martinez SchumacHer
Emily: Amy Torchia

: Weather

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