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: The New Yogi Bear Show

Introduced by Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa Forrester. Starting with Cartoon. Yogi switches places with a pair of pandas. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters

: Hallo Spencer

From Spencerville, Ohio, it's the wildest group of puppets. (R)

: The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon adventures. (R)

: Popeye and Son

Cartoon adventures with the spinach-guzzling sailor. (R)


A Gift for Heidi
Sandy Descher
A present of three carved figures takes on special significance as Heidi learns about what they represent: faith, hope and charity.
Based on characters created by Johanna Spyri
Director George Templeton FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Sandy Descher
Unknown: Johanna Spyri
Director: George Templeton
Heidi: Sandy Descher
Aim Uncle: Douglas Fowley
Peter: van Dyke Parks
Doc: Peter Capell
Ernst: Erik Jelde
Clara: Susan Sainio
Carlo: Oswald Ursteins
Mr Binder: Ralph Wanka

: Why Don't You .. ?

Four go mad on water, and Gillian has trouble staying dry in the cafe. Something interesting from the cellar connects them to trouble.

: Quick Draw McGraw

Cartoon. Quick Draw McGraw and his sidekick Baba Looey set out to clean up the west.


Unknown: Baba Looey

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Why Bird Stop. Why Bird is in a party mood and helps Stuart Bradley to make peppermint drops. Today's story is
Birthday Accidents by Julie Greenslade. With Ellie Darvill.
0 MAGAZINE: same title, 45p. on sale from newsagents.


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Julie Greenslade.
Unknown: Ellie Darvill.

: Paddles Up

Television's international canoeing competition, for the Norwich Union Trophy, from a testing course on the River Tryweryn at Bala, North
Wales. Champions from Great ) Britain take on paddlers from j Sweden, the Netherlands, t Belgium and Italy.
Commentary by Chris Rea and John Gosling. Producer Jane Weir
Senes producer John G Smrth
A White Rabbit production for BBCtv


Commentary By: Chris Rea
Commentary By: John Gosling.
Producer: Jane Weir
Producer: John G Smrth

: Lyle the Crocodile

An animated version of the enchanting story about the world's cleverest crocodile.
When the Primm family move into their new home they find a crocodile in the bathtub.
Narrated by Tony Randall. (R)


Unknown: Tony Randall.

: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Based on the classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl , who died last month. Starring Gene Wilder Jack Albertson
Peter Ostrum
Most children, at one hungry time or another, dream of owning their own chocolate factory. For young Charlie
Bucket the dream comes true, courtesy of the marvellously eccentric Willy Wonka.
Director Mel Stuart
● FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Jack Albertson
Unknown: Peter Ostrum
Unknown: Willy Wonka.
Director: Mel Stuart
Willy Wonka: Gene Wilder
Grandpa Joe: Jack Albertson
Charlie: Peter Ostrum
Mr Salt: Roy Kinnear
Veruca Salt: Julie Dawn Cole
Mr Beauregarde: Leonard Stone
Violet Beauregarde: Denise Nickerson
Mrs Teevee: Dod Denney
MikeTeevee: Paris Themmen
Mrs Gloop: Ursula Reit
Augustus Gimp: Michael Bollner

: News

With Andrew Harvey. Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Neighbours

Beverly is left holding the baby.
(For cast see Friday 28 December. Repeated at 5.35pm) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Animal Sanctuary

Gay and Andy Christie have devoted their lives to nursing sick and injured wild animals back to health. Their aim is to release them back to the wild but they don't always succeed.
. Narrated by John King. Producer Tony Rayner


Unknown: Andy Christie
Unknown: John King.
Producer: Tony Rayner

: Go to Blazes

Dave King , Robert Morley This classic British comedy concerns an unsuccessful criminal trio who seek to climax a daring robbery with the perfect getaway - in a fire engine.
Director Michael Truman
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Dave King
Unknown: Robert Morley
Director: Michael Truman
Bernard: Dave King
Arson Eddie: Robert Morley
Harry: Daniel Massey
Withers: Dennis Price
Colette: Coral Browne
Alfie: Norman Rossington
Chantal: Maggie Smith
Salesman: Miles Malleson
Scrap dealer: Wilfred Lawson
Sergeant: David Lodge
Chief Fire Officer: John Welsh
Judge: Finlay Currie
Pipe smoker: James Hayter
Fish fancier: Derek Nimmo
Girl lover: Diane Clare
Boy lover: Dudley Sutton
Fisherman: John Le Mesurier

: That's Life's Talented Pets

Esther Rantzen presents a special selection of talented pets requested by viewers of That's Life!
Producer Michal Porecki
Editor Shaun Woodward


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Michal Porecki
Editor: Shaun Woodward

: Explorers

River Phoenix
Ethan Hawke
Every kid dreams of leaving the routine of school and homework and flying off on a grand adventure in outer space. Well, for Ben and Wolfgang that dream is about to become reality. This exciting adventure mixes comedy with special effects that are out of this world.
Director Joe Dante
FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: River Phoenix
Unknown: Ethan Hawke
Director: Joe Dante
Wolfgang Mutter: River Phoenix
Ben Crandall: Ethan Hawke
Darren Woods: Jason Presson
Lori Swenson: Amanda Peterson
Charlie Drake: Dick Miller
Mr Muller: James Cromwell
Mrs Muller: Dana Ivey

: Neighbours


: News

With Andrew Harvey. Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: That's Showbusiness

In a special edition of the showbiz quiz, it's Blondes v Blokes as Gloria Hunniford welcomes actresses Barbara
Windsor and Wendy Richard , while Kenny Everett is joined by writer Barry Cryer and actor Bryan Murray.
Presented by Mike Smith. Producer Peter Hamilton


Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Bryan Murray.
Presented By: Mike Smith.
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: Wogan

A look back on some of the highlights of the year, including Shirley MacLaine ,
Danny DeVito , Richard Gere , Elton John , Sylvester Stallone , Kurt Russell and Paul Gascoigne.
Presented by Terry Wogan.


Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Danny Devito
Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Unknown: Kurt Russell
Unknown: Paul Gascoigne.
Presented By: Terry Wogan.

: Dad's Army

A comedy series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Sergeant - Save My Boy!
When Private Pike is trapped in a minefield, Captain
Mainwaring risks his life to save him.
Producer David Croft (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft.
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Walker: James Beck
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP warden: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Engineer officer: Michael Knowles

: May to December

A special edition of the comedy series written by Paul A Mendelson , starring Anton Rodgers Lesley Dunlop
I'll See You in My Dreams
Alec has been with his firm for
25 years. What has he got to show for a quarter-century of leases, wills and divorces?
Director Paul Harrison Producer Sharon Bloom
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv (A new series of May to December begins next Monday) ● COMEDY: page 10 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Paul A Mendelson
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Lesley Dunlop
Director: Paul Harrison
Producer: Sharon Bloom
Alec Callender: Anton Rodgers
Zoe Angell: Lesley Dunlop
Hilary: Rebecca Lacey
Miss Flood: Frances White
Jamie Callender: Paul Venables
Simone: Carolyn Pickles
Zoe's mum: Kate Williams
Zoe's dad: Ronnie Stevens
Debbie: Chrissie Cotterill
PC: Rupert Holliday Evans
Sonia: Isabelle Lucas
Roy: Paul Raynor
Zelda: Bernice Stegers
Mr Fishwick: Tim Wylton
Cyril Rodford: Eric Francis
Sergeant Henderson: Richard Cubison

: News

Presented by Philip Hayton. Regional News
Weather Michael Fish
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Presented By: Philip Hayton.

: FILM Roxanne

First showing on network television of this romantic comedy, featuring the star of My Blue Heaven and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Steve Martin
Also starring
Daryl Hannah
The small town of Nelson,
Washington has lush mountain views but the most spectacular view is of the astonishingly large nose of Nelson's beloved fire chief
C D Bales. One evening C D's spectacular proboscis leads him to the helpless figure of beautiful Roxanne Kowalski cowering naked in the bushes and he is instantly smitten.
Screenplay by Steve Martin based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand Director Fred Schepisi ● FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Daryl Hannah
Unknown: Roxanne Kowalski
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Edmond Rostand
Director: Fred Schepisi
CD Bales: Steve Martin
Roxanne: Daryl Hannah
Chris: Rick Rossovich
Dixie: Shelley Duvall
Chuck: John Kapelos
Major Deebs: Fred Willard
Dean: Max Alexander
Andy: Michael J Pollard
Ralston: Steve Mittleman
Jerry: Damon Wayans
Trent: Matt Lattanzi

: Clive James on 1990

Clive James offers his personal review of the year in a personality-packed show. Featuring world figures as varied and significant as J. Danforth Quayle, Helmut Kohl, Madonna, Neil Kinnock, Donald Trump, Mikhail Gorbachev, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nicholas Ridley, Bobby Robson, Vaclav Havel, Mick Jagger and John Major.


Presenter: Clive James
Producer: Elaine Bedell
Editor: Richard Drewett

: Happy New Year

Following the chimes of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev and Rt Hon Dr Robert Runcie , brings a message for the New Year.


Unknown: Dr Robert Runcie

: Carry On England

Starring the Carry On gang. More concerned with coming to grips with each other than with the enemy, the Carry On team defy every effort to bring order to the ranks of their mixed male and female anti-aircraft unit. As a last resort, the powers-that-be send the bungling Captain Melly to try to knock some shape into the unruly mob.
Director Gerald Thomas


Director: Gerald Thomas
Captain S Melly: Kenneth Connor
Sgt Major Bloomer: Windsor Davies
Sergeant Len Able: Patrick Mower
Sergeant Tilly Willing: Judy Geeson
Bombadier Ready: Jack Douglas
Private Alice Easy: Diane Langton
Gunner Shortkouse: Melvyn Hayes
Private Sharp: Joan Sims

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