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: Ovide

Cartoon adventures of a duck-billed platypus.

: Opposites Attract

Nature series.
Sea or Sky. Singing whales and the vigilant albatross. ● STEREO

: The Jetsons

Space-age cartoon. George tests a new garment.

: Chucklevision

The Chuckle Brothers try their hand at being inventors. ● STEREO

: Dungeons and Dragons

Cartoon. The kids meet Terri who has strange dreams.

: Going Live!

A special Christmas edition featuring a host of guests including Jason Donovan and Zandra Rhodes , the controversial British designer. Cookery expert Emma Forbes is in, so too are the Pet Shop
Boys. Peter Simon presents a celebrity edition of Double Dare withjuliet Morris and Krishnan Guru-Murthy from Newsround competing against
Danniella Westbrook and Sid Owen from
EastEnders. With
Phillip Schofield , Sarah Greene , Nick Ball and James Hickish. Editor Chris Bellinger
(Performance: the Pet Shop Boys are in concert on Sunday 29 December at 12midnight on BBC2) ● STEREO
● COMPETITION: write to Going Livel. PO Box 8181, London W12 2 7SE.
● TELEPHON: call this morning's studio guests on [number removed]. 12.12pm Weather


Unknown: Jason Donovan
Unknown: Zandra Rhodes
Unknown: Emma Forbes
Unknown: Peter Simon
Unknown: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Unknown: Danniella Westbrook
Unknown: Sid Owen
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Nick Ball
Unknown: James Hickish.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson.

Provisional Timetable
12.20 Golf; 12.45 Racing
1.00 News; 1.05 Golf
1.15 Racing; 1.30 Skiing
1.45 Racing; 2.05 Showjumping
2.55 Rugby league
4.35 Final Score

Golf: Johnnie Walker World Championship from the Tryall Golf Club, Jamaica. Highlights of the first two rounds of the inaugural $2.5 million event.
The winners of the four majors head a star-studded field.
Commentary by Peter Alliss, Bruce Critchley, Alex Hay and Steve Rider.
(Coverage of the third round tonight at 11.45 pm)

Show Jumping: The Olympia Horse Show from London.
Volvo World Cup preliminary round. Today's main attraction is the qualifier for next April's final in San Diego. With Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.

Rugby League: Regal Trophy
The second semi-final of one of Rugby League's showpiece competitions.

Skiing: Men's Downhill Championship from St Anton, Austria.
Commentary by David Vine.

From Chepstow.
12.50 Philip Comes Novice Hurdle (21/2 m)
1.20 Racing International Hurdle (2m. For the Sport of Kings Challenge)
1.55 Coral Welsh National (3m 6f)
Wales's big racing event of the year, a gruelling test of stamina over 22 fences. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan, Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.

Football Pools news with the usual comprehensive results service.


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley.
Commentary By: David Vine.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Tom and Jerry

Three classics from the pen of master cartoonist Chuck Jones : Abominable Snowman, Advanced and Be Mechanisedand Ah!
Sweet Mouse Story of Life.


Unknown: Chuck Jones

: One to Win

Trivia quiz presented by Andrew O'Connor. Which of tonight's three lucky contestants - Terry from
Aldridge, Ryz from Nottingham orjeremy from Pinner - will win the chance to play for this week's holiday of a lifetime? STEREO
• HOME VIEWER GAME: you can play the game by dialling 0[number removed](calls cost 30p maximum): rules are available from BBC Audiocall, London W 1 M 4AA.


Presented By: Andrew O'Connor.

: Noel's House Party

Special guest stars Leslie Nielsen and Bernard Cribbins join Noel Edmonds tonight at Crinkley Bottom. But what's afoot? It's part of your body at the end of your leg. At least according to Leslie Nielsen , star of box-office comedy smashes The Naked Gun and Airplane. Prepare to wince at a celebrity Christmas lyric game which ensures this is anything but a silent night. See parents squirmin Wait Till I Get You Home, plus gungeing to order and your chance to Grab a Grand, just by watching and picking up the phone.
Director/ProducerMichael Leggo ● STEREO
* TELEPHONE: call 0[number removed]with your answer to the question Noel Edmonds sets on the show, and someone famous could win up to 1 ,000 for you; calls cost
36p per minute cheap rate. 48p other times.


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Noel Edmonds

: Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game

For the last time in this series, four family pairs battle against each other in a series of games designed to test their skill, ingenuity and humour for the chance to win through to the the famous conveyor belt and its host of prizes. With Rosemarie Ford.
Director John Gorman Producer David Taylor
(Bruce Forsyth 's Christmas Generation Game on Christmas Day at 4.4 Opm) ● STEREO
● TELETEX SUBTITLES: page 888 0 CONTESTANTS: if you would like to compete in the new series next year, please write enclosing an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Rosemarie Ford.
Director: John Gorman
Producer: David Taylor
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth

: The House on Carroll Street

First showing on network television of this romantic thriller, starring Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels
New York, 1951: defying a Congressional committee, idealistic Emily Crane finds herself blacklisted and under FBI surveillance. So who will believe her when she uncovers a deadly mystery involving her Senate interrogator?
Witness and Top Gun star McGillis plays the young lady endangered by her determination to put the world to rights. She can also been seen in The Accused, to be shown on Thursday 2 January on BBC1.
Jeff Daniels's most recent hit was the comedy thriller Arachnophobia, as well as Something Wild, shown recently on BBC2's Moviedrome. Director Peter Yates is best known for his action thrillers such as Bullitt.
Producer/Director Peter Yates (1988)
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-67


Producer/Director: Peter Yates
Emily Crane: Kelly McGillis
Cochran: Jeff Daniels
Ray Salwen: Mandy Patinkin
MissVenable: Jessica Tandy
Alan: Jonathan Hogan
Senator Byinglon: Remak Ramsay
Hackett: Ken Walsh
Stefan: Christopher Rhode
Salwen Aides: Randle Mell
Senator: Michael Flanagan
Randolph State: Paul Sparer
Warren: Brian Davies
Maid: Mary Diveny
Dr Teperson: Bill Moor
McKay: Cuff Cudney
Sackadorf: Alexis Yulin

: News and Sport

Michael Buerk presents the latest news stories from around the world.
Weather Bill Giles
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Howard, a New Breed of Hero

First showing on network television, starring Lea Thompson Tim Robbins
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well, it's a duck! Meet Howard, an ordinary walking, talking, cigar-chomping inhabitant of the planet Duckworld plucked from home to fight an evil force that threatens to destroy the earth. Based on the Marvel comic cult character, this unusual adventure features a new breed of hero and some remarkable special effects.
Chip Zien, Tim Rose, Steve Sleap, Peter Baird, Mary Wells, Lisa Sturz,
Jordan Prentice. HOWARD THE DUCK
FILMS: pages 41-67


Director: Willard Huyck
Beverly Switzler: Lea Thompson
Phil Blumburtt: Tim Robbins
Dr Jenning: Jeffrey Jones
Lieutenaut Welker: Paul Guilfoyle
Ronette: Liz Sagal
Cal: Dominique Davalos
KC: Holly Robinson
Ginger Moss: Tommy Swerdlow
Ritchie: Richard Edson
Carter: Miles Chapin

: Golf

Johnnie Walker World
Championship from Tryall Resort, Jamaica. Coverage from the third round as the winners of 28 golf titles around the world compete for a first prize of$525,000. The winners of the four majors, US Masters title-holder Ian Woosman , US Open winner Payne Stewart , Open champion
Ian Baker-Finch and US PGA champion John Daly , are joined by Nick Faldo ,
Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay. Introduced by Steve Rider.


Unknown: Ian Woosman
Unknown: Payne Stewart
Unknown: Ian Baker-Finch
Unknown: John Daly
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Seve Ballesteros.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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