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: Wizbit

Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa Forrester join Santa and his best friend Edd the Duck for today's programmes.
More magical adventures in Puzzleopolis, with Paul Daniels. Christmas in August? Anything is possible in Puzzleopolis. (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Andi Peters
Unknown: Paul Daniels.

: Playdays

At the Christmas Tree Stop, Simon Davies , Dot, Why Bird, Lizzie, Wobble and Humphrey get together with Dave Benson Phillips. Mig Holder tells Papa Panov 's Special Day by Ruben Saillens. With Ellie Darvill , Eithne Hannigan ,
Vanessa Amberleigh and Jane Eve. (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Dave Benson
Unknown: Papa Panov
Unknown: Ruben Saillens.
Unknown: Ellie Darvill
Unknown: Eithne Hannigan
Unknown: Vanessa Amberleigh

: Jingle Bell Rap

Now here's the story of a father and son,
It's Christmas Day and there's a lot to be done,
The rock group's strumming, But the singer's not humming,
Here comes Santa to get things buzzing!

: The Looney, Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

A celebration of the careers of director Friz Freleng and his mega-star Bugs Bunny. 9 FILMS: pages 51-64
Followed by Weather

Contributors

Director: Friz Freleng

: Shout for Joy!

From St Francis Church, Birmingham. Local children join the congregation in Handsworth to celebrate Christmas Day Mass. The service is led by Fr Martin O'Malley and Mgr Thomas
Fallon preaches on 'Christ, the Herald of Peace'.
Hymns: Mary's Boy Child; Away in a Manger; Let There Be Peace; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
PICTURE STORY: page 83

Contributors

Service led by: Father Martin O'Malley
Preacher: Monsignor Thomas Fallon
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Noel's Christmas Presents

Noel Edmonds has travelled all over the world to give 12 very unusual presents to some very special people. With special guests Arthur Bostrom , Frank Bruno and David Essex.
Director/Producer Michael Leggo
0 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: page 4

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Arthur Bostrom
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: David Essex.

: Christmas Comedy Cracker

A lunchtime menu of classic
BBC comedy. Starting with 'Allo Allol
By Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. Rene, a cafe proprietor in occupied France, suddenly finds himself at the centre of an underground organisation.
Producer David Croft (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft.
Producer: David Croft
Rene: Gorden Kaye
Col Kurt Von Strohm: Richard Marner
Captain Hans Geering: Sam Kelly
Yvette: Vicki Michelle

: The Two Ronnies

Ronnie Barker and Ronnie
Corbett offer a crackerful of jokes. With all the news that's fit to laugh at and Little Big Shot, a searing tale set in Chicago in the 20s, when men were men and Ronald Reagan was just an OAP. With their special guest Phil Collins. Director Marcus Mortimer
Executive producer Michael Hurll (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Phil Collins.
Director: Marcus Mortimer
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Dad's Army

By Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
The Love of Three Oranges Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard decide to help at the vicar's bazaar to raise money for comforts for the troops.
(R)

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Air raid warden: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair

: Top of the Pops Christmas Special

Mark Goodier and Anthea
Turner look back at 1990's chart hits and some Number Is of Christmases past. Producer/Director Paul Ciani

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Goodier
Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

A special Christmas delivery holds a surprise for Diane. Ian is determined to drive Wicksy away - dead or alive.
(For cast see Thursday 27 December) Drama: page 16
Ceefax Subtitles

: The Queen

Her Majesty speaks to the Commonwealth.
● PICTURE STORY: page 83 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: ET

The Extra-Terrestrial
The Steven Spielberg film season continues with a world television premiere.
Starring Henry Thomas
Dee Wallace , Peter Coyote Ten year-old Elliott has a new friend, he's short, dark and from another planet and nobody must know he's here!
Screenplay by Melissa Mathison ● FEATURE: page 38 • FILMS: pages 51-64

Contributors

Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Henry Thomas
Unknown: Dee Wallace
Unknown: Peter Coyote
Play By: Melissa Mathison
Elliott: Henry Thomas
Mary: Dee Wallace
Keys: Peter Coyote
Michael: Robert MacNaughton
Gertie: Drew Barrymore

: News

With Jill Dando.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)

Contributors

Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Only Fools and Horses....: Rodney Come Home

A comedy by John Sullivan starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield
Romance has entered Del's life - Raquel has moved in. But Rodney's marriage has a few problems. A wise and caring brother, Del decides to help.
With Paula Ann Bland, Jean Harrington and Philip Blaine.
COMEDY: page 9
CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle: Buster Merryfield
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Cassandra: Gwyneth Strong
Alan: Denis Lill
Mickey Pearce: Patrick Murray
Chris: Tony Marshall
[Actor]: Paula Ann Bland
[Actor]: Jean Harrington
[Actor]: Philip Blaine

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: Bruce Forsyth's Christmas Generation Game

A fun-packed bumper edition with four couples competing for prizes. With Rosemarie Ford and celebrity guests. Director Sylvie Boden Producer David Taylor
● FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: page 4 PICTURE STORY: page 83 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemarie Ford
Director: Sylvie Boden
Producer: David Taylor

: Bread

A comic slice of Merseyside life by Carla Lane.
Mrs Boswell discovers it's the tiniest things in life which can create the biggest dilemmas.
Young man at demo. JONATHAN DEVERELL Director/Producer John B Hobbs ● PICTURE STORY: page 83 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Carla Lane.
Unknown: Mrs Boswell
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Aveline: Melanie Hill
Joey Boswell: Graham Bickley
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Freddie Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Derek: Peter Byrne
Shifty: Bryan Murray
Irenee: Sharon Byatt
Leonora Campbell: Deborah Grant
Martina: Pamela Power
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock
Oswald: Giles Watling
Mrs Cullen: Sylvia Gatrill
Girl at hotel: Lesley-Anne Sharpe
Young boys ,: Andrew Hilton
Young boys ,: Carl Griffiths
Young boys ,: Andrew Hilton
Young boys ,: Peter Colligan,
Young boys ,: Gary McKenna
Man with dog: Guy Bradley
Singer: Susanna Page

: Birds of a Feather

A comedy by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran , starring Pauline Quirke Linda Robson
Falling in Love Again. Chris calls for Sharon's help with his gambling debt problems.
Special guest: Leslie Crowther Director/Producer Nic Phillips An Alomo production for BBCtv ● COMEDY: page 10 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Comedy By: Laurence Marks
Comedy By: Maurice Gran
Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Vic McCarthy: Al Ashton
Terry McCarthy: Marcus Eyre
Marcus: Stephen Greif
Mrs McCarthy: Lila Kaye
Viv McCarthy: Linda Henry
Lorraine: Jennifer Guy
Barry: Simon Slater
Andrew: Peter Tilbury
Lucinda: Elizabeth Downes
Receptionist: Thomas Englert
Manfred: Benedick Blythe
Dorien's mother: Ruth Goring
Ursula: Romana Azzaro
Ursula's father: Rolf Marnitz
Customs officer: Christopher Lamb

: News

With Jill Dando. Regional News
Weather
Suzanne Charlton CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)

Contributors

Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Baby Boom

First showing on network television, starring Diane Keaton Harold Ramis
J C Wiatt has a successful career, a live-in lover married to his bank and a chic apartment. En route to the business meeting of her life, she discovers she has inherited a 13-month-old baby. A sharp romantic comedy from the writers of Private Benjamin.
Director Charles Shyer FILMS: pages 51-64 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Diane Keaton
Unknown: Harold Ramis
Unknown: J C Wiatt
Director: Charles Shyer
JC Wiatt: Diane Keaton
Steven Buchner: Harold Ramis
Fritz Curtis: Sam Wanamaker
Ken Arrenberg: James Spader
Or Jeff Cooper: Sam Shepard
Hughes Larrabee: Pat Hingle
Vern Boone: Britt Leach
Elizabeth Wiatt: Kristina Kennedy
: Michelle Kennedy
Robin: Kim Sebastian

: Yes Minister

The classic comedy by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn.
Party Games. Rumours of a Cabinet re-shuffle dampen the seasonal festivities.
Producer Peter Whitmore (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Comedy By: Antony Jay
Comedy By: Jonathan Lynn.
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker, MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley: Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson: John Nettleton

: Christmas Presence

It's over for another year. Writer, Poet and broadcaster Adrian Plass asks, 'Why do we do it?' Producer Allan Lee
Editor Helen Alexander

Contributors

Unknown: Adrian Plass
Producer: Allan Lee
Editor: Helen Alexander

: The Quiller Memorandum

Starring George Segal Alec Guinness
A top agent is sent to Berlin to locate the secret base of a ruthless neo-Nazi organisation.
Screenplay by Harold Pinter based on the novel The Berlin Memorandum by Adam Hall Director Michael Anderson FILMS: pages 51-64 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Adam Hall
Director: Michael Anderson
Quiller: George Segal
Pol: Alec Guinness
Oktober: Max von Sydow
Inge: Senta Berger
Gibbs: George Sanders
Weng: Robert Helpmann








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