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: Candy Claus

Cartoon about an over-worked
Father Christmas.

: Cuckooland

Zany children's comedy about a house with a life of its own.

: Opposites Attract

Last part of the nature series. To the Opposite End of the World. A look at the unique creatures of Australia and New
Zealand - from the kangaroo to the kiwi. Music and narration by Derek Griffiths. ● STEREO


Unknown: Derek Griffiths.

: Ovide

Cartoon adventures of a duck-billed platypus.

: Chucklevision

In the last of the series,
Paul and Barry take over the running of their local cinema. ● STEREO

: Gravedale High

Eeerie school cartoon.
Frankentyke's older brother comes to visit.

: Gone Live!

A special end of year show, from one of Britain's great country houses.
There's music from Wet Wet
Wet and Dannii Minogue, and magic from Geoffrey Durham. Peter Simon hosts a Celebrity Double Dare with Bread stars
Jean Boht and Victor Maguire taking on Lesley Joseph
(Dorien in Birds of a Feather) and Richard Gibson , who plays Herr Flick in 'Allo 'Allo!.
Emma Forbes cooks something to tingle the most jaded of post-Christmas palates, and there's cartoon action with The
Raccoonsand Thundercats.
Presented by Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene , with Nick Ball and James Hickish. ● STEREO


Unknown: Geoffrey Durham.
Unknown: Peter Simon
Unknown: Jean Boht
Unknown: Victor Maguire
Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Unknown: Richard Gibson
Unknown: Herr Flick
Unknown: Emma Forbes
Presented By: Phillip Schofield
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Nick Ball
Unknown: James Hickish.

: Son of Sinbad

An Arabian Night fantasy, starring
Dale Robertson
Vincent Price
Sinbad is captured by the evil Khalif of Baghdad, and must solve a closely guarded secret to gain his freedom. Director Ted Tetzlaff
0 FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Dale Robertson
Unknown: Vincent Price
Director: Ted Tetzlaff

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Cross-country
12.30 Football; 12.55 News
1.00 Racing; 1.15 Cross-country
1.35 Racing; 1.50 Ice hockey
2.10 Racing; 2.25 Ice hockey
3.50 Football half-times
4.00 Cross-country
4.35 Final Score
International cross-country from Beamish, Co Durham. In the women's 4km, Liz McColgan, world 10,000m champion, makes her first UK appearance since winning the New York marathon in November. Up against her is the 10,000m Olympic champion Olga Bondarenko of the Soviet Union, who beat
McColgan into second place in Seoul.
Action also from the men's 3km and 8.5km races, with Kenya's Richard Chelimo - no 1 in the world last year over 10,000m - a definite. Commentary by Stuart Storey, Brendan Foster.
A review of 1991, the year that Liverpool lost Kenny Dalglish and Spurs lost Gazza.
Ice Hockey: Scotland v England
The "auld enemies" have not faced off since England won 9-3 in Durham in 1983 - and Scotland want belated revenge. Commentary by Gerald Sinstadt and Red Imrie.
Racing from Newbury.
1.05 Challow Race (2½m)
1.40 Mandarin Handicap Chase (3m 2f 82yds)
2.15 Ladbroke Racing Handicap Hurdle (2m 100yds).
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan, Richard Pitman and Julian Wilson.


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: Liz McColgan
Unknown: Olga Bondarenko
Unknown: Richard Chelimo
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Brendan Foster.
Unknown: Kenny Dalglish
Commentary By: Gerald Sinstadt
Commentary By: Red Imrie.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Julian Wilson.

: One to Win Christmas Special

A seasonal edition of the trivia quiz, presented by Andrew O'Connor.
Battling for the star holiday today, and hoping to win money for their favourite charity are Sola from south Wales, Joan from Nottingham, and Julian from Northumberland.
Viewers also have a chance to win a holiday and 11,000 for a charity of their choice, by playing the Home Viewer Game. Director Bill Morton
Executive producer Stephen Leahy An Action Time production for BBCtv ● STEREO
0 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.
Director: Bill Morton
Producer: Stephen Leahy

: Disney Time

From Walt Disney World in Florida, Phillip Schofield introduces clips with a nautical flavour from such cartoon classics as Pinocchio, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Little Mermaid and Mickey 's Christmas Carol.


Introduces: Phillip Schofield

: Jim'II Fix It Christmas Special

Jimmy Savile brings belated Christmas celebrations to Holyhead in Anglesey, the town that missed the fun because of the flu. Daniel [name removed], aged 5, plays the drums, and 16-year-old Jo [name removed] says thank you to her parents for looking after her when she had a brain operation by asking Jim to book them a ride on the Orient Express.
With Frank Bruno in his Santa suit, and Ruth Madoc as the Christmas fairy.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Guest: Frank Bruno
Guest: Ruth Madoc
Director: Helen Gartell
Producer: Roger Ordish

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Master magician and illusionist Paul Daniels presents a festive all-singing, all-dancing costumed extravaganza.
Featuring the Chamber of Horrors, a magical marketplace and a grand finale, complete with a parade of London's
Pearly Kings and Queens and the music of the Band of the Life
Guards. With Debbie McGee.
Director/Producer Geoff Miles ● STEREO


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Debbie McGee.

: Empire of the Sun

The first showing on network television of Steven Spielberg 's powerful adaptation of G Ballard 's epic autobiographical novel set in a Second World War Japanese concentration camp in China. Starring Christian Bale John Malkovich
Nigel Havers
It is December 1941: eleven-year-old Jim Graham lives with his family in Shanghai's international settlement. But when the Imperial Japanese army marches into the city, the family's existence of privileged splendour is shattered, and they must flee for their lives.
In the turmoil, as thousands of refugees stream from the city, Jim is separated from his parents, and has to learn to fend for himself.
The screenplay was written by playwright Tom Stoppard , whose new film Billy Bathgate is released next month.
Look out for an appearance by Paul McGann , who starred in the acclaimed BBC drama The
Monocled Mutineer.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: G Ballard
Unknown: Christian Bale
Unknown: John Malkovich
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Jim Graham
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Billy Bathgate
Unknown: Paul McGann
Jim: Christian Bale
Basie: John Malkovich
Dr Rawlins: Nigel Havers
Mrs Victor: Miranda Richardson
Frank Demerest: Joe Pantoliano
Maxton: Leslie Phillips
Sergeant Nagata: Masato Ibu
Jim mother: Emily Richard
Jim's father: Rupert Frazer
Mr Victor: Peter Gale
Mr Lockwood: Robert Stephens
Mr Chen: Burt Kwouk
Lieutenant Price: Paul McGann

: News and Sport

Michael Buerk presents the latest national and international reports.
Weather Rob McElwee
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Porridge

The cinema version of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais's classic 70s BBC comedy. Starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale
Detained at Her Majesty's pleasure, cell-mates Fletcher and Godber find themselves unwilling accomplices in an escape attempt.
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-67


Screenplay: Dick Clement
Screenplay: Ian La Frenais
Director: Dick Clement
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Grouty: Peter Vaughan
Bainbridge: Julian Holloway
Governor: Geoffrey Bayldon
Beale: Christopher Godwin
Oakes: Barrie Rutter
Rudge: Daniel Peacock

: Hallowe'en III: Season of the Witch

Horror film, starring Tom Atkins
Stacey Nelkin
A man is admitted to hospital, clutching a child's Hallowe'en mask and muttering about violent death. When he is brutally murdered, his daughter and a sympathetic doctor set about investigating the mysterious Silver Shamrock Factory, where the Hallowe'en mask came from. But as they search, the ancient festival of the dead claims more victims.
Director Tommy Lee Wallace
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 4 1-67


Unknown: Tom Atkins
Unknown: Stacey Nelkin
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Dr Daniel Challis: Tom Atkins
EllieGrimbridge: Stacey Nelkin
Conal Cochran: Dan Oherlihy
Buddy Kupfer: Ralph Strait
Rafferty: Michael Currie
Betty Kupfer: Jadeen Barbor
Little Buddy: Bradley Schachter
Marge: Garn Stephens
Linda Challis: Nancy Kyes
Starker: Jon Terry

: Weather

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