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: News

! and Regional News; Weather

: But First This

With Simon Parkin, Philippa Forrester, Esther McVey.

The story of a doll's house.

7.30am Timeless Tales: Puss in Boots
Carlisle, a miller's son, becomes the owner of a very special cat.

8.00am News and Regional News; Weather

8.15am Golden Spinning Wheel
The king's headstrong daughter is more interested in her golden spinning wheel than in her admirers.

8.35am Lassie
Classic canine adventure.
Ranger Corey Stuart's district is honoured by the White House.

9.00am News and Regional News; Weather

9.05am Defenders of the Earth

9.25am Why Don't You...?
... play the chocolate game and learn how to waterski.

9.50am Touche Turtle

10.05am Playdays
The Why Bird Stop.

10.25am Pingu
Animated penguin fun.


Presenter ("But First This"): Simon Parkin
Presenter ("But First This"): Philippa Forrester
Presenter ("But First This"): Esther McVey

: Paddles Up

International canoeists compete in the first men's heat of the Norwich
Union Trophy. Commentary by Michael Collie and John Gosling. A White Rabbit production for BBCtv


Commentary By: Michael Collie
Commentary By: John Gosling.

: Arabian Adventure

Fantasy starring
Christopher Lee
Oliver Tobias , Emma Samms A dashing prince and an orphaned boy become pawns in the evil schemes of the Caliph, Alquazar.
Director Kevin Connor
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Oliver Tobias
Unknown: Emma Samms
Alquazar: Christopher Lee
Prince Hasan: Oliver Tobias
Princess Zuleira: Emma Samms
Khasim: Milo O'Shea
Wazir Al Wuzara: Peter Cushing
Mahmoud: Art Malik
Daad El Shur: Mickey Rooney

: pmTheJetsons

12.55pm Regional News; Weather

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: The Faldo Challenge

For the World of Golf trophy. In this special invitation match, Nick Faldo takes on a team of famous British sportsmen - Ian Botham , Nigel Mansell and Daley Thompson.
A TWI production for BBCtv
(Conclusion: tomorrow at 1.30pm)


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Daley Thompson.

: Columbo

Starring Peter Falk
Murder under Glass. The crumpled detective enters the world of haute cuisine to track down a murdering gourmet. • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Peter Falk

: Tom and Jerry

Classic cartoon fun.

: Edd the Duck's Pantomime

With Andi Peters.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Spider


: The Chronicles of Narnia

Final part of this enchanting children's serial.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Peter, Susan and Lucy have met Asian, but Edmund is still the prisoner of the White Witch.

: The Best of Blue Peter

Including Yvette Fielding painting a jumbo jet, John Leslie running the London Marathon and Diane-Louise Jordan climbing a frozen waterfall.


Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Presenter: John Leslie
Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan

: Neighbours

Dorothy makes a rather serious accusation against Adam and Madge finally gives Matt his marching orders.

: News

Chris Lowe with all the latest national and international news from correspondents at home and abroad.
Weather John Kettley
8TELETEXTSUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: John Kettley

: Wogan

Terry Wogan takes a retrospective look at some of the very special guests who appeared on his show in 1991, including actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis talking about the launch of their exclusive New York restaurant Planet Hollywood; Priscilla Presley and Leslie Nielsen talking about their film Naked Gun 2112: the Smell of Fear; Sally Field and Kevin Kline on their new film Soapdish; and tennis stars John McEnroe and Pat Cash on Wimbledon prospects and on their relationships with the press.


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Guest: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Guest: Sylvester Stallone
Guest: Bruce Willis
Guest: Priscilla Presley
Guest: Leslie Nielsen
Guest: Kevin Kline
Guest: John McEnroe

: Willow

First showing on network television for this mythic adventure from the creator of Star Wars.
Val Kilmer
Joanne Whalley Warwick Davis
Ina world of warriors and witches, fearsome beasts and fantastic beauties, young and peaceable farmer
Willow Ufgood seems an unlikely hero. But he is destined to undertake a perilous journey to protect a baby princess and help conquer the evil Queen Bavmorda.
Splash and Cocoon director Ron Howard , who also starred in the cult American television series
Happy Days, joins producer
George Lucas to bring this epic fantasy to life. Heading the cast are Val Kilmer , who starred in The Doors, and Joanne Whalley (nowjoanne Whalley-Kilmer), who is currently starring in Shattered and recently appeared with her husband Val in the film
Kill Me Again.
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Val Kilmer
Unknown: Joanne Whalley
Unknown: Warwick Davis
Unknown: Willow Ufgood
Director: Ron Howard
Unknown: George Lucas
Unknown: Val Kilmer
Unknown: Joanne Whalley
Madmartigan: Val Kilmer
Sorsha: Joanne Whalley
Willow Ufgood: Warwick Davis
Queen Bavmorda: Jean Marsh
Raziel ,: Patricia Hayes
High Aldwin: Billy Barty
Kael: Pat Roach
Airk: Gavan O'Heruhy
Meegosh: David Steinberg
Burglekutt: Mark Northover
Rool: Kevin Pollack
Franjean ,: Rick Overton

: Nine O'Clock News

Chris Lowe with the national and international news.
Regional News
Weather John Kettley
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Newsreader: Chris Lowe

: One Foot in the Grave: The Man in the Long Black Coat

A comedy by David Renwick. Starring Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie.

"I'm no spring chicken it's true, I have to pop my teeth in to chew ..." Ex-Python Eric Idle wrote and sings the signature tune and now puts in a guest appearance as the man from the council's Health and Safety Department who has one foot in something else when he goes to inspect Victor's allotment manure.

(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: David Renwick
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Patrick Trench: Angus Deayton
Pippa Trench: Janine Duvitski
Receptionist: Cecily Hobbs
Nick Swainey: Owen Brenman
Mr Killick: Michael Robbins
Mervyn Whale: Eric Idle

: Review of the Year

The year of 1991 began with the world waiting for Operation Desert Storm and ended with Yugoslavia in tatters. In the months in between, hardliners in the Soviet Union tried to overthrow Gorbachev, and Boris Yeltsin emerged as an unlikely saviour. At home the Birmingham Six and the Tottenham Three were released after police evidence was discredited, and new Prime Minister John Major had to wrestle with the NHS, Europe - and Mrs Thatcher. It was also the year of a Japanese cultural invasion and Pavarotti in Hyde Park. A retrospective look at the main events of 1991, as reported by the BBC's news and current affairs team.
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producers Rosalind Erskine and Elaine Thomas


Unknown: Boris Yeltsin
Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher.
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Rosalind Erskine
Producers: Elaine Thomas

: Lady in Cement

Detective thriller starring
Frank Sinatra
Raquel Welch
Frank Sinatra appears in his famous role of tough private eye Tony Rome. Diving for treasure off the Florida coast he comes across the naked body of a blonde woman whose feet have been encased in cement.
Before long the detective has a new client - a massive thug called Gronsky, who suspects that the corpse might be that of his missing girlfriend.
Director Gordon Douglas • FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Raquel Welch
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Tony Rome.
Director: Gordon Douglas
Tony Rome: Frank Sinatra
Kit Forrest: Raquel Welch
Lieutenant Santini: Richard Conte
Al Mungar: Martin Gabel
Maria Barello: Lainie Kazan
Gronsky: Dan Blocker
Rubin: Pat Henry
Paul Mungar: Steve Peck
Audrey: Virginia Wood

: Weather

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