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: The Lemon Drop Kid

Starring Bob Hope "The Kid" has to find
$10,000 by Christmas Day or face the consequences when he gives racketeer Moose Moran a racing tip that backfires.
Director Sidney Lanfield
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-67

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Moose Moran
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Lemon Drop Kid: Bob Hope
-Brainy Baxter: Marilyn Maxwell
Moose Moran: Fred Clark

: News; Weather

: Articles of Faith First in a ten-part series.

Getting Through
Twenty years ago this month, 12-year-old Neil Reid captured the hearts of millions with his song Mother of Mine. But his success was shortlived and in the first part of this new series he explains how faith and the support of his family have been getting him through.

Contributors

Unknown: Neil Reid

: This Is the Day

The Nave, a unique attempt to restore a church to the centre of community life, is housed in St Margaret's, Uxbridge. Noel Battye visits the community for a special time of worship which, through the arts, celebrates the birth of Jesus. ● STEREO

Contributors

Unknown: Uxbridge. Noel

: See Hear!

A personal view, from a deaf perspective, of how religion is portrayed on television.
Presented by Kerena Marchant with sign language interpretation.

Contributors

Presented By: Kerena Marchant

: Captain Horatio Hornblower

Continuing the season of films starring
Gregory Peck
With England at war with France and Spain, the courageous Captain
Hornblower and his crew set sail for adventure.
Director Raoul Walsh
● FILMS: pages 41-67

Contributors

Unknown: Gregory Peck
Director: Raoul Walsh
Captain Hornblower: Gregory Peck
Lady Barbara: Virginia Mayo
Lieutenant Bush: Robert Beatty
Quist: -James Robertson Justice
Leighton: Denis O'Dea
Polwheal: Richard Hearne

: Last of the Summer Wine

Comedy series by Roy Clarke. Starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde It's Boxing Day, and Barry is in big trouble. ● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Clarke.
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis

: Weather

: News

: Bladerunners

With Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
When Torvill and Dean won the Olympic gold medal in 1984 they established a landmark in the history of ice-skating. This programme, first shown in Omnibus, analyses Dean's choreography with Anna Kisselgoff , the dance critic of The New York Times.
Featuring a new work specially created for Omnibus with music by Andy Sheppard.

Contributors

Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Anna Kisselgoff
Music By: Andy Sheppard.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Ethel pays a Christmas visit to Albert
Square and gets involved in an unexpected celebration. ● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Big Country

Another film in the season of films starring Gregory Peck
Also with Jean Simmons
Having travelled to San Rafael to claim the hand of the daughter of a powerful landowner, Jim McKay finds himself at the centre of a feud.
Director William Wyler
(The Guns of Navarone is on New Year's Eve at 3.05pm) 0 FILMS: pages 41-67

Contributors

Director: William Wyler
James McKay: Gregory Peck
Julie Maragon: Jean Simmons
Patricia Terrill: Carroll Baker
Steve Leech: Charlton Heston
Kufus Hannassey: Burl Ives

: Antiques Roadshow

Hugh Scully leads the team of experts on a new search for the nation's hidden treasures, starting at Alexandra Palace in north
London. From boxes and carrier bags emerge fine
Japanese barbers' bowls, river pirates' swords, a pair of fire screens, and a rare index typewriter, not to mention a battered but important lion rescued from a jumble sale and a valuable Chinese pen tray. Producer Christopher Lewis
* TELETEXTSUBTITLES: page 888 0 MAGAZINE: the 1992 Antiques
Roadshow Collection, a new 26-part series compiled by the team of experts, is now available from newsagents, £ 1.60. The first part comes with a free binder. ● ANTIQUES: page 30

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

Chris Lowe presents the latest national and international news. Weather Ian McCaskill

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

Down a country lane in deepest Norfolk, the Thursford Collection of mechanical organs, steam engines and a huge Wurlitzer entertain thousands of visitors every year. At Christmas, hundreds of local Christians enjoy a colourful celebration, and sing their popular carols to the unusual accompaniment of drums, whistles and flashing lights. Ian Gall joins the fun. Producer Diane Reid
● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Gall
Producer: Diane Reid

: Auntie's Bloomers

"Auntie's bloomers" are hung out for public inspection for the very first time, as Terry Wogan sweeps up a collection of calamities from the cutting-room floor. Posters were put up all over the BBC and round the regions, inviting people to send in their out-takes of unscreenable moments. A vast amount of material was collected, but then the people concerned had to be tracked down and their permission sought. This all-new special features some of television's most famous faces turning in performances they are unlikely to forget.
A Celador production for BBCtv
Stereo
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

Contributors

Presenter: Terry Wogan
Director: Patricia Mordecai
Producer: Paul Smith

: Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors

Joan Hickson returns once again as Miss Marple - Agatha Christie's self-effacing elderly lady with the intuitive mind and talent for solving mystery. Also starring Jean Simmons, Joss Ackland, Faith Brook, David Horovitch
Asked by a childhood friend to go to Stonygates, Miss Marple finds herself in the midst of a bizarre menage - an eccentric extended family and a reformatory for young criminals - where violence seems just below the surface. She is faced with an unusual problem to solve. Shots are fired in a darkened room but the murder victim is discovered elsewhere. Inspector Slack's secret hobby gives Miss Marple the vital clue enabling her to deduce who the killer must be.
STEREO
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
DRAMA: page 8

Contributors

Author: Agatha Christie
Screenplay: T.R. Bowen
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Norman Stone
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Carrie-Louise Serrocold: Jean Simmons
Lewis Serrocold: Joss Ackland
Ruth Van Rydock: Faith Brook
Det Chief Insp Slack: David Horovitch
Det Sgt Lake: Ian Brimble
Edgar Lawson: Neal Swettenham
Mildred Strete: Gillian Barge
Alex Restarick: Christopher Villiers
Stephen Restarick: Jay Villiers
Gina Hudd: Holly Aird
Walter Hudd: Todd Boyce
Dr Maseryk: Saul Reichlin
Christian Gulbrandsen: John Bott
Ernie: Matthew Cottle
Neville: David Doyle
Bert: Jake Wood
Keithie: Tom Kerridge
Mrs Rodgers: Brenda Cowling
WPC: Anne Atkins

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Everyman The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche

Choenzey is a 47-year-old Tibetan monk living in a monastery in southern India. His spiritual master, Khensur Rinpoche , has been dead for four years. According to
Tibetan belief, he will soon be reincarnated. It is Choenzey's responsibility to find the reincarnation and look after him. Everyman follows
Choenzey's search for - and eventual discovery of - an impish 4-year-old who is recognised by the Dalai Lama to be the reincarnation. The boy sits through his first ritual ceremony with grave dignity. Soon a moving relationship develops between the monk and the boy as Choenzey has to cope with new responsibilities as a "father".
Producers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam A White Crane production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

Contributors

Unknown: Khensur Rinpoche
Unknown: Dalai Lama
Unknown: Tenzing Sonam

: Are You Being Served?

Comedy based on the successful BBC television series starring Mollie Sugden John Inman
The promise of sunshine and romance lures the staff of Grace Brothers to holiday on the Costa Plonka. But soon after they arrive, their hotel is attacked by revolutionaries.
Director Bob Kellett
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-67

Contributors

Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: John Inman
Director: Bob Kellett
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Captain Peacock: Frank Thornton
Mr Lucas: Trevor Bannister
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard
Mr Grainger: Arthur Brough
Mr Rumbold: Nicholas Smith
Harman: Arthur English
Young Mr Grace: Harold Bennett
Don CarloBernado: Andrew Sachs
Cesar Rodriguez: Glyn Houston

: Weather









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