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: Seven Little Foys

Starring Bob Hope, James Cagney
The funny, touching and at times tragic story of vaudevillian Eddie Foy and his seven children.
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888  FILMS: pages 41-67


Director: Melville Shavelson
Eddie Foy: Bob Hope
George M. Cohan: James Cagney
Madeleine Morando: Milly Vitale
Clara Mornado: Angela Clarke
Barney Green: George Tobias
Bryan Foy: Billy Gray
Charley Foy: Lee Erickson

: News; Weather

: The Promise of His Glory

The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul at Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast is the setting for this last special Advent service from East Anglia. As the fourth candle on the Advent wreath is lit, Dr Donald English considers the coming of the Saviour;
Christ, the light of celebration. * STEREO


Unknown: Dr Donald English

: A Salute to Gregory Peck

In a star-studded celebration of his five-decade career, actor Gregory Peck receives the American Film Institute's Life
Achievement Award. With contributions from co-stars
Audrey Hepburn , Lauren Bacall and Anthony Quinn.
(BBC1's season of Gregory Peck films starts on Friday 27 December at 1.40pm with The Sea Wolves)


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Anthony Quinn.
Unknown: Gregory Peck

: Scrooge

The family musical starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness
In this musical adaptation of Dickens's classic story A Christmas Carol it is Christmas Eve and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge dismisses the joy around him as "humbug". But visits from a gallery of ghosts serve to change his ways.
Director Ronald Neame


Director: Ronald Neame
Scrooge: Albert Finney
Marley'sghost: Alec Guinness
Ghost of Christmas Past: Edith Evans
Ghost of Christmas Present: Kenneth More
Scrooge's nephew: Michael Medwin
Fezziwig: Laurence Naismith
Bob Cratchit: David Collings
Tom Jenkins: Anton Rodgers
Isabel: Suzanne Neve

: Weather

: News

Followed by Joy to the World
From the Royal Albert Hall ,
London, and in the presence of HRH the Princess of Wales, Sarah Greene introduces a unique occasion of colour and spectacle as the story of Christmas is told by a host of stars from stage and screen. Those taking part include
Anthony Andrews , Wilhelmina Fernandez , Hannah Gordon , Geraldine James , Penelope Keith , Robert Powell ,
Angharad Rees , Cliff Richard ,
Anton Rodgers , Prunella Scales and Paul Scofield.
Organised in aid of the Royal Marsden Cancer Appeal and Save the Children in association with Abbey National. * STEREO


Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduces: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Anthony Andrews
Unknown: Wilhelmina Fernandez
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Angharad Rees
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Paul Scofield.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Clyde breathes the sweet air of freedom.

: Bread

Written by Carla Lane.
Mrs Boswell discovers that it's the tiniest things in life which can create the biggest dilemmas. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Written By: Carla Lane.
Written By: Mrs Boswell

: The Zebra in Your Stable

Desmond Morris looks at the wilder side of the domestic horse.
● NATURE: page 18


Unknown: Desmond Morris

: Some Mothers Do' Ave 'Em

Written by Raymond Allen
Starring Michael Crawford Baby Spencer is about to appear on the scene.


Written By: Raymond Allen
Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Baby Spencer

: Together with Cliff Richard

Cliff fills the studios with a church, a city rooftop, snowmen, a sleigh, a fairyland village and his Christmas songs. STEREO

: Merlin of the Crystal Cave

Last in a six-part drama serial. The Raising of the Stones
Merlin has helped his father and his Uncle Uther to defeat the powerful King Vortigern.
Whtten by Steve Bescoby. based on the book The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart Producer Shaun Sutton
Director Michael Darlow
A Noel Gay production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Steve Bescoby.
Unknown: Mary Stewart
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Director: Michael Darlow
Merlin: George Winter
Ambrosius: Robert Powell
Ralf: Trevor Peacock
Vortigern: Jon Finch
Uther: Roger Alborough
Poet: David Kelly
Galapas: Don Henderson
Merlin as a child: Thomas Lambert
Camlach: Benedick Blythe
Ninianne: Kim Thomson
Arthur: Sam Hails

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Songs of Praise

The Carolthon. A Christmas celebration of carols from
Westminster Abbey, with the Abbey choir and surprise guests, including Pam St
Clement, Wendy Craig , Gloria Hunniford , Barry McGuigan , Nerys Hughes and Ruth Madoc. and a congregation of Christian Aid workers. Hosted by Alan Titchmarsh and Debbie Thrower , with Mike Wooldridge. Producer Simon Hammond
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Barry McGuigan
Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Ruth Madoc.
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Mike Wooldridge.
Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Last of the Summer Wine: Situations Vacant

Roy Clarke's comedy series.
Starring Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde
A chance encounter inspires Foggy to get Compo a worthwhile job.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Director/Producer: Alan J.W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Edie: Thora Hird
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Eli: Danny O'Dea

: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The first showing on network television for this hit comedy starring Steve Martin, John Candy
Some travellers get delayed. Others get detoured. The unluckiest get Del Griffith, as Neal Page discovers on a long, disaster-ridden journey home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Martin and Candy play the fellow travellers in this transport of delights from Home Alone creator John Hughes. John Candy was most recently seen starring in Only the Lonely, while Steve Martin can be shortly be seen in the remake of the Father of the Bride. Kevin Bacon, who has just made JFK with Kevin Costner, also appears.
(Stereo) TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888  FILMS: pages 4 1-67


Director: John Hughes
Neal Page: Steve Martin
Del Griffith: John Candy
Susan Page: Laila Robbins
Taxi racer: Kevin Bacon
Owen: Dylan Baker
Joy: Carol Bruce
Marti: Olivia Burnette
Peg: Diana Douglas
Doobie: Larry Hankin
Motel clerk: Martin Ferrero

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Peter Cockroft
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: You Rang, M'Lord?

Last in the comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. A Day in the Country. When George suddenly decides to take the household on a picnic, the family sense Agatha has a hand in it.
Director Roy Gould
Producer David Croft ● STEREO


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Director: Roy Gould
Producer: David Croft
Alf Stokes: Paul Shane
James Twelvetrees: Jeffrey Holland
Ivy Teasdale: Su Pollard
Lord Meldrum: Donald Hewlett
Honourable Teddy: Michael Knowles
PC Wilson: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Lipton: Brenda Cowling
Lady Lavender: Mavis Pugh
Poppy: Susie Brann
Cissy: Catherine Rabett
Henry: Perry Benson
Mabel: Barbara New
Sir Ralph Shawcross: John Horsley
Lady Agatha Shawcross: Angela Scoular
Madge Cartwright: Yvonne Marsh
Butler: Hugh Lloyd

: Everyman

Series exploring issues of conflict, ethics and belief. Songs of Longing
Canon Angus MacQueen has returned as Priest of Bornish, a remote parish in the Hebridean island of his boyhood, South
Uist, lying west of the Scottish mainland. The power of the elements still shapes the day-today living of the islanders, and Celtic beliefs in the supernatural lie easily with devout
Catholicism. Absorbed in his wild environment, MacQueen is determined to pass on the riches of the Gaelic culture, its language, songs and stories, to a younger generation. Producer Vijay Amarnani Editor John Blake
A Daniel Whistler/Millenium production for BBCtv


Unknown: Canon Angus MacQueen
Producer: Vijay Amarnani
Editor: John Blake

: Golf

Highlights of the Johnnie
Walker World Championship from Tryall Resort, Jamaica. Action from the final round of the richest tournament in golf as 28 of this year's top tournament winners chase a total prize fund of$2,550,000. Will Woosnam, Faldo,
Ballesteros or Payne Stewart be crowned world champion? Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley and Alex Hay. Introduced by Steve Rider.


Unknown: Payne Stewart
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: Weather

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