Cartoon about an over-worked
Zany children's comedy about a house with a life of its own.
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
Cartoon adventures of a duck-billed platypus.
In the last of the series,
Paul and Barry take over the running of their local cinema. ● STEREO
Eeerie school cartoon.
Frankentyke's older brother comes to visit.
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
Presented by Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene , with Nick Ball and James Hickish. ● STEREO
An Arabian Night fantasy, starring
Sinbad is captured by the evil Khalif of Baghdad, and must solve a closely guarded secret to gain his freedom. Director Ted Tetzlaff
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Introduced by Bob Wilson.
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
4.35 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 (2Â½m)
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.
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
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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.
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.
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
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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
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
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Michael Buerk presents the latest national and international reports.
Weather Rob McElwee
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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.
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Horror film, starring Tom Atkins
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
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