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and Regional News; Weather

: But First This

With Simon Parkin , Philippa
Forrester and Esther McVey.
Mycroft Cartoon.
7.30am The Little Crooked
Christmas Tree
8.00am News and Regional News; Weather
8.15am Blue Toes-the Christmas Elf
8.35am Jingle Bell Rap Cartoon.
9.00am News and Regional News; Weather
Defenders of the Earth Cartoon.
Mozart Is Alive and Well and Living in Milton Keynes Last of three programmes marking Mozart's bicentenary. ● STEREO
10.05am Playdays
At the Playground Stop. ● STEREO
10.25am Barney Cartoon.


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Esther McVey.
Unknown: Milton Keynes

: Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang

Musical starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes
Caractacus Potts , a none-too-successful inventor, rescues a derelict racing car which defies gravity.
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-67


Director: Ken Hughes
Caractacus Potts: Dick Van Dyke
Truly Scrumptious: Sally Ann Howes
Grandpa Potts: Lionel Jeffries
Baron Bomburst: Gert Frobe
Baroness Bomburst: Anna Quayle
Toymaker: Benny Hill
Lord Scrumptious: James Robinson
Child catcher: Robert Helpman
Jemima: Heather Ripley
Jeremy: Adrian Hall

: Neighbours

A friend of Adam's could be more trouble than he's worth.
(For cast see yesterday. Repeated at 5.35pm) ● STEREO

: Christmas Comes to Willow Creek

First showing on network television of this seasonal story starring former Dukes ofHazzard
John Schneider and Tom Wopat An Alaskan town's Yuletide celebrations depend on two feuding trucker brothers getting their Christmas cargo all the way from California.
Director Richard Lang 0 FILMS: page 41-67


Unknown: John Schneider
Unknown: Tom Wopat
Director: Richard Lang
Ray: John Schneider
Pete: Tom Wopat
Al: Hoyt Axton
Jessie: Kim Delaney

: Tom and Jerry: The Night Before Christmas

Seasonal cartoon fun.

: Scrooged

First showing on network television for this modern version of A Christmas Carol, starring Bill Murray
Frank Cross , the youngest network president in television history, plans to exploit the holidays to attract as many viewers as possible.
With guests stars Jamie Farr ,
Robert Goulet , Buddy Hackett. John Houseman , Lee Majors. Director Richard Donner
● FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Bill Murray
Unknown: Frank Cross
Unknown: Jamie Farr
Unknown: Robert Goulet
Unknown: Buddy Hackett.
Unknown: John Houseman
Director: Richard Donner
Frank Cross: Bill Murray
Claire Phillips: Karen Allen
Lew Hayward: John Forsy The
Eliot Loudermilk: Bobcat Goldthwait
Preston Rhinelander: Robert Mitchum
Ghost of Christmas Present: Carol Kane
BriceCammings: John Glover
Ghost of Christmas Past: David Johansen

: Tinsel Toons

Tony Robinson presents a special seasonal edition of animated classics featuring the California Raisins, Flintstones, Captain and the Kids and Popeye.


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Neighbours


: News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Michael Fish
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Big Break - a Celebrity Christmas Special

Jim Davidson welcomes three snooker giants,
Stephen Hendry , Steve Davis and Jimmy White , who play for charity with celebrity contestants - the glamorous Linda Lusardi , former Coronation Street star
Jean Alexander and entertainer Charlie Drake. With snooker virtuoso John Virgo. Director Nick Hurran
Producer John Burrowes ● STEREO


Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Linda Lusardi
Unknown: Jean Alexander
Unknown: Charlie Drake.
Unknown: John Virgo.
Director: Nick Hurran
Producer: John Burrowes

: EastEnders

Frank's looking for a last-minute baby sitter, Grant's hiding something inedible in the fridge, and Ian wants to inject some drama into the season.
(For cast see Thursday 2 January)
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)

: Only Fools and Horses: Miami Twice: 1: The American Dream

A two-part Christmas special entitled Miami Twice and featuring John Sullivan's comic wheeler-dealers.
Starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst

Del and Rodney get the chance to join the glitterati and become "transatlantic people". It's time to leave baby Damien Trotter behind and bravely explore the New World. But could the American dream turn into a nightmare?

Featuring Paul Barber, John Challis, Treva Etienne, Roy Heather, Sue Holderness, Roger Lloyd Pack, Denis Lill, Kenneth MacDonald, Patrick Murray, Tessa Peake-Jones, Gwyneth Strong and Wanda Ventham.
(Part 2 is a feature-length episode and can be seen tomorrow at 3.10pm)
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Comedy: page 24


Writer: John Sullivan
Director/Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Del Boy: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Damien Trotter: Grant Stevens
Denzil: Paul Barber
Boycie: John Challis
Vicar: Treva Etienne
Sid: Roy Heather
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Alan: Denis Lill
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Mickey Pearce: Patrick Murray
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Pamela: Wanda Ventham

: 'Allo 'Allo!

A special Christmas edition starring Gorden Kaye
Rene finds himself in great danger when Yvette confides that she is pregnant. Could this be why Rene is planning to fly to England tout de suite?
Written by Jeremy Lloyd and Paul Adam Director/Producer John B Hobbs
Teletext Subtitles: page 888


Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: Paul Adam
Director/producer: John B Hobbs
Rene: Gorden Kaye
Yvette: Vicki Michelle
Edith: Carmen Silvera
Mimi: Sue Hodge
Pope: Michael Cotterill
Crabtree: Arthur Bostrom
Colonel: Richard Marner
Gruber: Guy Siner
Helga: Kim Hartman
Von Klinkerhoffen: Hilary Minster
Fanny: Rose Hill
Leclerc: Robin Parkinson
Michelle: Kirsten Cooke
Flick: Richard Gibson
Von Smallhausen: John Louis Mansi
Alfonse: Kenneth Connor

: News

With Philip Hayton. Regional News
Weather Michael Fish
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: No Way Out

First showing on network television for this seductive thriller starring Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young

A Pentagon posting and a passionate woman carry clean-cut naval officer Tom
Farrell out of his depth when the lady is murdered - for Farrell is the shadowy prime suspect in the investigation he himself heads. The star of Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves and Dances with Wolves plays the desperate hero plunged into the murky waters of Washington power politics.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Films: pages 41-67


Director: Roger Donaldson
Lt Cdr Tom Farrell: Kevin Costner
David Brice: Gene Hackman
Susan Atwell: Sean Young
Scott Pritchard: Will Patton
Senator Duvall: Howard Duff
Sam Hesselman: George Dzundza
Major Donovan: Jason Bernard
Marshall: Fred Dalton Thompson
Kevin O'Brien: Leon Russom
Mate: Marshall Bell

: Midnight Eucharist From Southwark Catherdral

A time of reflection and candle-lit carol singing with the congregation and choir at
Southwark Cathedral in south-east London. The Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Rev Peter Hall introduces the programme, and the service is led by the Provost of Southwark, the Very Rev
David Edwards. Carols include:
Once in Royal David's City; While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night; 0 Come, All Ye Faithful; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Director of Music Peter Wright Organist Stephen Layton Producer Chris Loughlin Editor Helen Alexander ● STEREO


Introduces: Peter Hall
Unknown: David Edwards.
Organist: Peter Wright
Organist: Stephen Layton
Producer: Chris Loughlin
Editor: Helen Alexander

: The Italian Job

Classic comedy caper, starring Michael Caine
Just out of jail, Charlie Croker "inherits" plans for a four-million-dollar gold heist in Italy.
Screenplay Troy Kennedy Martin
Director Peter Collinson
? TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-67


Charlie Croker: Michael Caine
Mr Bridger: Noël Coward
Professor Peach: Benny Hill
Altabani: Raf Vallone
Camp Freddie: Tony Beckley
Beckerman: Rossano Brazzi
Lorna: Maggie Blye
Miss Peach: Irene Handl
Governor: John Le Mesurier
Birkenshaw: Fred Emney
Garage manager: John Clive
Keats: Graham Payn
Arthur: Michael Standing

: Weather

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