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: Wizbit

With Simon Parkin , Andi Peters , Philippa Forrester , Edd the Duck.
The magical adventures of Wizbit. With Paul Daniels. (R)


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

: The Nightingale

Christopher Plummer narrates Hans Christian Andersen 's well-loved story. (R)


Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Christmas Tree Stop. Dave Benson Phillips visits
St George 's Hospital, Tooting.
Story: Wobble and Humphrey Visit Leamington Spa by Ann Reay. With Ellie Darvill. (R)


Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips
Unknown: St George
Unknown: Ann Reay.
Unknown: Ellie Darvill.

: The Island of Nevawuz

An animated story set on an uncharted island.
Wntten and produced by Paul Williams A Fable Film production for BBCtv


Produced By: Paul Williams

: The Man Called Flintstone

A special feature-length musical adventure with all your favourites from Bedrock.

: World Cup 90

It was the month the nation talked of little other than football. Desmond Lynam reflects on the personalities and action of Italia 90, featuring England's spectacular progress to the semi-finals, Scotland's dramatic exit and Ireland's historic first tournament.
Producer Graham Wellham
Editor Brian Barwick


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Graham Wellham
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Are You Being Served?

Starring Mollie Sugden John Inman
The staff of Grace Brothers go on holiday in this cinema spin-off from the BBC comedy hit.
With Arthur Brough , Nicholas Smith , Arthur English , Harold Bennett , Andrew Sachs , Karan David and Glyn Houston. Screenplay by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Director Bob Kellett


Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: John Inman
Unknown: Arthur Brough
Unknown: Nicholas Smith
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Harold Bennett
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Karan David
Unknown: Glyn Houston.
Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Director: Bob Kellett
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Captain Peacock: Frank Thornton
Mr Lucas: Trevor Bannister
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard

: The Good Life: Silly But It's Fun

The classic comedy series written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey.
Christmas does not go according to plan.


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey.
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Margo Leadbeatter: Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter: Paul Eddington
Bill: David Battley

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: The Poseidon Adventure

Gene Hackman
Ernest Borgnine
The world turns upside down for passengers celebrating the New Year on the Poseidon when the ship is hit by a tidal wave. Can anyone survive the floating death trap?
Based on the novel by Paul Galileo Director Ronald Neame FILMS: pages 51-64 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Novel By: Paul Galileo
Director: Ronald Neame
Rev Frank Scott: Gene Hackman
Mike Rogo: Ernest Borgnine
James Martin: Red Buttons
Nonnie Parry: Carol Lynley
Acres: Roddy McDowall
Linda Rogo: Stella Stevens
Belle Rosen: Shelley Winters
Manny Rosen: Jack Albertson
Susan Shelby: Pamela Sue Martin
Ship's Captain: Arthur O'Connell
Robin Shelby: Eric Shea
Captain: Leslie Nielson

: Disney Time

A tour through the wonder and magic of classic Disney films, both old and new.
Plus a look at the amazing Walt Disney World. With Phillip Schofield.


Unknown: Phillip Schofield.

: Jim'll Fix It for Christmas

Can I be St George ? Make our teacher fly? Work at Walt
Disney World? Can I meet the Turtles? Jim Savile makes these and other dreams come true in this Christmas special. Director Peter Laskie
Producer Roger Ordish


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Jim Savile
Director: Peter Laskie
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Final Score

Results and football pools service. With Ralph Dellor.


Unknown: Ralph Dellor.

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: The Russ Abbot Christmas Show

With special guest Les Dennis
The excesses of Christmas Day are only too obvious when an overweight Peter Pan teaches Wendy how to fly. There's hilarity at sea on a tilting ship, a photographer causing havoc at a wedding and a re-creation of Hans Christian Andersen. This festive edition of comic situations from the multi-talented Russ Abbot features Bella Emberg, Tom Bright, Sherrie Hewson, Lisa Maxwell and Barry Craine.

Picture story: page 89
Ceefax subtitles


Director/Producer: John Bishop
Comedian: Russ Abbot
Performer: Bella Emberg
Performer: Tom Bright
Performer: Sherrie Hewson
Performer: Lisa Maxwell
Performer: Barry Craine

: Spielberg: Back to the Future

Starring Michael J Fox Christopher Lloyd
Marty McFly is always late - until he tries out
Dr Emmett Brown 's time machine and finds himself 30 years early.
Stranded in 1955, Marty meets his parents and unwittingly changes their destiny. Can he put things right and return to the future before it's too late?
Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale
Executive producer Steven Spielberg Director Robert Zemeckis ● FILMS: pages 51-64 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Michael J Fox
Unknown: Christopher Lloyd
Unknown: Marty McFly
Unknown: Dr Emmett Brown
Unknown: Robert Zemeckis
Unknown: Bob Gale
Producer: Steven Spielberg
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Marty McFly: Michael J Fox
Dr Emmett Brown: Christopher Lloyd
Lorraine Baines: Lea Thompson
George McFly: Crispin Glover
Biff Tannen: Thomas F Wilson
Jennifer Parker: Claudia Wells
Dave McFly: Marc McClure
Linda McFly: Wendie Jo Sperber
Sam Baines: George Dicenzo
Mr Strickland: James Tolkan
Skinhead: Jeffrey Jay Cohen
3-D: Casey Siemaszko
Match: Billy Zane
Marvin Berry: Harry Waters Jr

: Bergerac Special: There for the Picking

The detective series set in Jersey and France.
Starring John Nettles

It's almost grape harvest in Provence and Albert needs help. But when Roderick and Sarah arrive from Jersey, Bergerac's problems begin.

Drama: page 13
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Desmond Lowden.
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Gordon Flemyng
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Charlie Hungerford: Terence Alexander
Danielle Aubry: Therese Liotard
John Ripley Gascoigne: Ken Cranham
Sumner: Simon Chandler
Roderick Hazelton: Warren Saire
Sarah: Melanie Thaw
Albert Leufroid: Michael Mellinger
Crozier: Sean Arnold
Willy Pettit: John Telfer
Ben Lomas: David Kershaw
Christopher: Altay Lawrence
Baz: Rupert Holliday Evans
French Inspector: Lawrence Davidson
Arthur Hazelton: David Hargreaves
Lester: Julian Freeman
Bank manager: Tim Meats
Bank clerk: Wayne Morris
Cafe owner: Leslie Clack
Menacing hippy: David Keys
Deggsy: Graham Fletcher Cook
Jake: Grant Oatley
Killick: Luke Hanson
Laborde: Bill Moody

: Smith and Jones

Mel Smith , Griff Rhys Jones Tonight's show guarantees no references to Christmas, hangovers, boxing, sleighbells, or the works of Charles Dickens.
Director Graham C Williams
Producer Jon Plowman
A Tatkback production for BBCtv 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Producer: Jon Plowman

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Regional News
Weather Bernard Davey 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Poltergeist II

First showing on network television, starring JoBeth Williams
Craig T Nelson
Four years after the Freeling family's horrific encounter they are safely resettled. Then the site of their old home is disturbed, and a mysterious Indian burial ground uncovered. One night little Carol Anne answers a mysterious telephone call and turns to her mother saying, 'They're back.'
Director Brian Gibson 0 FILMS: pages 51-64 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Jobeth Williams
Unknown: Craig T Nelson
Unknown: Carol Anne
Director: Brian Gibson
Diane Freeling: Jobeth Williams
Steve Freeling: Craig T Nelson
Carol Anne Freeling: Heather O'Rourke
Robbie Freeling: Oliver Robins
Tangina Barrons: Zelda Rubinstein
Taylor: Will Sampson
Kane: Julian Beck
Gramma Jess: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Toto - Live In Paris

The supergroup
Toto in a rare live appearance.
Director John G Smith
A White Rabbit production


Director: John G Smith

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