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: But First This

With Simon Parkin, Philippa Forrester and Esther McVey.

Animated penguin jollity.

7.00am Santa and the Tooth Fairies
By the time Hans Peterson's letter reaches Santa, the toy store is empty! With the voices of Robin Bailey, Penelope Keith, Nigel Planer and Brian Wilde.

7.25am Playdays
Dot watches as three ships sail into the Christmas Tree Stop.

7.45am Postman Pat
Animation. Pat is delighted to take charge of his new post-bus.

8.15am Yogi's First Christmas
Noises from Jellystone Lodge disturb Yogi and Boo Boo's hibernation, waking them up in time for Christmas.
Films: pages 41-67

9.57am Weather


Presenter (But First This): Simon Parkin
Presenter (But First This): Philippa Forrester
Presenter (But First This): Esther McVey
Voices (Santa and the Tooth Fairies): Robin Bailey
Voices (Santa and the Tooth Fairies): Penelope Keith
Voices (Santa and the Tooth Fairies): Nigel Planer
Voices (Santa and the Tooth Fairies): Brian Wilde

: A Christmas Gift

Children from Portobello near
Edinburgh join the Rev John Weir Cooke in St Philip's
Church for a family celebration of Christmas.


Unknown: John Weir Cooke

: Noel's Christmas Presents

Noel Edmonds gives 12 highly unusual gifts in the most surprising circumstances.
With guests Michael Ball , Les Dawson and John Nettles.
Director Bill Morton
Producer Michael Leggo


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Michael Ball
Unknown: John Nettles.
Director: Bill Morton
Producer: Michael Leggo

: Christmas Comedy Cracker

A trio of hilarious classic BBC comedy shows. Starting with Hi-do-Hi!
Eruptions. Ted plans to sabotage Joe Maplin 's model volcano.
With Simon Cadell , Paul Shane , Ruth Madoc and Jeffrey Holland. Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
12.30pm The Two Ronnies Ronnie Barker and Ronnie
Corbett offer a seasonal selection of sketches, jokes and songs. With Elaine Paige. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
1.25pm Dad's Army
Wake Up Walmington. The platoon tests the town's reactions. With Arthur Lowe , John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn and John Laurie.
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Joe Maplin
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Paul Shane
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland.
Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Elaine Paige.
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: John Laurie.
Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft

: Top of the Pops

Christmas 1991
Tony Dortie , Mark Franklyn and Claudia Simon review the year's hottest chart hits. ● STEREO


Unknown: Tony Dortie
Unknown: Mark Franklyn
Unknown: Claudia Simon

: The Queen

Her Majesty 's Christmas message to the Commonwealth. ● STEREO


Unknown: Her Majesty

: Only Fools and Horses: Miami Twice: 2: Oh to Be in England

Concluding the two-part Miami Twice story, which began last night.
Del and Rodney's holiday soon goes awry.

(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Mac: Willis Knickerbocker
Rico: Antoni Corone
Salvatore: Tom Kouchalakos
Pauly: Raphael Gomez
Lurch: Dave Corey
Tony: Jay Amor
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Cassandra: Gwyneth Strong
Boycie: John Challis
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Alan: Denis Lill
Mickey Pearce: Patrick Murray
Denzil: Paul Barber
Sid: Roy Heather
Vicar: Treva Etienne
Tyler: Joshua Rosen
Damien: Grant Stevens
Francisco: Robert Escobar
Carlotti: Roger Pretto

: Bruce Forsyth's Christmas Generation Game

A special edition with family couples competing to win a host of prizes. With Rosemarie Ford and surprise celebrity guests. ● STEREO
DINNER: page 5


Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Hostess: Rosemarie Ford

: News

Presented by Chris Lowe. Weather John Kettley
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Presented By: Chris Lowe.

: Batman

First showing on network television of the hit movie starring
Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Nicholson
A tourist is mugged by a common thug on the dark night streets of Gotham City. Out of the sky a striking shadow falls. The mysterious caped figure states "I am Batman" and a legend is born.

TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-67


Director: Tim Burton
Batman/Bruce Wayne: Michael Keaton
Vicki Vale: Kim Basinger
Joker/Jack Napier: Jack Nicholson
Alexander Knox: Robert Wuhl
Commissioner Gordon: Pat Hingle
Harvey Dent: Billy Dee Williams
Alfred: Michael Gough
Carl Grissom: Jack Palance
Alicia: Jerry Hall
Bob the Goon: Tracey Walter
Mayor: Lee Wallace

: Birds of a Feather: We'll Always Have Majorca

A special episode of Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran's comedy series. Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

The girls are given the chance to spend Christmas in the sun when Darryl's rock star friend offers the use of his villa.
Brian Hibbard, known to fans of the popular BBC series "Making Out" as Chunky, is spending the rest of the pantomine season with Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson playing opposite them in Dick Whittington.
Episode written by Peter Tilbury
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Created by: Laurence Marks
Created by: Maurice Gran
Writer: Peter Tilbury
Director/Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Garth: Matthew Savage
Abel Kane: Brian Hibbard
Malcolm: Ray Winstone
Pedro: John Bluthal
Supt Cogart: John Ringham
Bernice: Georgia Mitchell
Trevor: Stephen MacKenna
Janice: Victoria Scarborough
Manuel: Russell Gold

: Keeping Up Appearances

Roy Clarke's irrepressible snob prepares to enjoy the festivities in this seasonal tale. Starring Patricia Routledge
Richard is full of Christmas spirit but this only threatens to hinder Hyacinth's plans for him to distribute gifts at the Vicar's party for the elderly.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Director/Producer: Harold Snoad
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Emmet: David Griffin
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Rose: Mary Millar
Mr Sudbury: Tony Kemp
Mr Thorgunby: Mark Brackenbury
Mrs Thorgunby: Annet Peters
Vicar: Jeremy Gittins

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Coming to America

First showing on network television of the box-office hit comedy. Starring Eddie Murphy Arsenio Hall
Prince Akeem of Zamunda has a problem. He's enormously rich, incredibly powerful and his father has arranged his marriage. So Akeem travels to New York in search of a woman who will love him for what he is, not his massive fortune.
Director John Landis ● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Arsenio Hall
Prince Akeem: Eddie Murphy
Semmi: Arsenio Hall
King Jaffe Joffer: James Earljones
Lisa: McDowell Shariheadley
Queen Aoleon: Madge Sinclair
Colonel Izzi: Calvin Lockhart
Cleo McDowell: John Amos
Patrice McDowell: Allison Dean
Darryl Jenks: Eriq La Salle
Mortimer Duke: Don Ameche
Randolph Duke: Ralph Bellamy

: In Sickness and In Health

Another chance to see last
December's episode of Johnny Speight 's comedy. Starring Warren Mitchell
Having been jilted at the altar, Alf is hardly full of Christmas spirit, and Mrs Hollingbery has a violent approach to "good will to all men".
Director/Producer Richard Boden 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Mrs Hollingbery
Producer: Richard Boden
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Mrs: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Fred johnson: Ken Campbell
Mrs Johnson: Tricia Kelly
Father Delaney: Philip Stone
Mrs Carey: Pat Coombs
Mr Carey: Hugh Lloyd
Harry: Harry Fowler

: Just What I Always Wanted!

As the last piece of wrapping paper goes into the fire, and the turkey goes into the fridge,
John Wells takes a humorous look at the "joys" of Christmas. Did the shepherds really wash their socks and who was this baby anyway? ● STEREO


Unknown: John Wells

: The Likely Lads

Movie based on the classic comedy series.
Starring Rodney Bewes James Bolam
Bob's wife Thelma hopes that a caravan holiday will persuade Terry to settle down.
Screenplay Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais Director Michael Tucher
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Rodney Bewes
Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Director: Michael Tucher
Bob Ferris: Rodney Bewes
Terry Collier: James Bolam
ThelmaFerris: Brigit Forsyth
Christina: Mary Tamm
Audrey: Sheila Fern
Laura: Zena Walker
Iris: Judy Buxton
Milkman: Alun Armstrong
Glenys: Vicki Michelle

: Weather

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