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: News

and Regional News; Weather

: But First This...

With Simon Parkin, Philippa Forrester and Esther McVey.


Story of a dolls' house.

7.30am Timeless Tales
The Emperor's New Clothes

8.00am News and Regional News; Weather

8.15am Lassie

Little Jim. Lassie helps a pony when its master is injured.

8.40am The Chipmunks

9.00am News and Regional News; Weather

9.05am Defenders of the Earth

9.25am Why Don't You…
Including baking samosas and making a water xylophone.

10.05am Playdays
The Playground Stop.

10.25am Pingu


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

: Paddles Up

The women's heat of BBCtv's international canoeing competition from North Wales.

: Has Anybody Seen My Gal?

Charles Coburn
A millionaire disguises himself as a penniless artist to see how his prospective heirs squander part of his fortune. Watch out for James Dean 's first, brief film appearance.
Director Douglas Sirk 0 FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Charles Coburn
Unknown: James Dean
Director: Douglas Sirk
Samuel Fulton: Charles Coburn
Dan Stebbins: Rock Hudson
Millicent Blaisdell: Piper Laurie
Roberta Blaisdell: Gigi Perreau
Harriet Blaisdeil: Lynn Bari
Charles Blaisdell: Larry Gates
Howard Blaisdell: William Reynolds

: Animal Sanctuary

Christian Huchede and local children have created a haven for unwanted animals in the Loire Valley. John Craven visits the Refuge de I'Arche where animals like lions, wolves and pumas are given sanctuary.
12.55pm Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Christian Huchede
Unknown: John Craven

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours

Joe learns some disturbing news about Eric Jenson. Pam plans her revenge on Dorothy.


Unknown: Eric Jenson.

: The Faldo Challenge

Nick Faldo concludes his golf match against the team of Ian Botham , Nigel Mansell and Daley Thompson. Introduced by Steve Rider , with commentary by Peter Alliss.


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Daley Thompson.
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentary By: Peter Alliss.

: That's Life!

Talented Pets
Esther Rantzen presents a special New Year's Eve selection of favourite talented pets requested by the viewers of That's Life!


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: The Guns of Navarone

Concluding the season of films starring
Gregory Peck with this Second World War drama.
Also starring David Niven A group of crack commandos attempts to destroy the apparently impregnable
German artillery at Navarone.
Director Lee Thomson
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: David Niven
Director: Lee Thomson
Mallory ,: Gregory Peck
Miller: David Niven
Andrea: Anthony Quinn
Brown: Stanley Baker
Franklin: Anthony Quayle
Pappadimos: James Darren
Maria: Irene Papas
Anna: Gia Scala
Jensen: James Robertson Justice
Barnsby: Richard Harris
Cohn: Bryan Forbes
Baker: Allan Cuthbertson
Weaver: Michael Trubshawe
Grogan: Percy Herbert

: Neighbours

(For cast see Monday 23 December. Shown at 1.10pm) • STEREO

: News

With Andrew Harvey.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Every Second Counts

General knowledge game show hosted by Paul Daniels. Director Tony Newman Producer Stanley Appel • STEREO


Unknown: Paul Daniels.

: That's Showbusiness

In a New Year's Eve special, EastEnders competes with Neighbours in the showbiz battle of the year. Team captains Gloria Hunnifordand Kenny Everett are joined by special guests Wendy Richard ,
Mike Reid , Anne Charleston and Ian Smith. Presented by Mike Smith. Producer Gillian Strachan
Executive producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt • STEREO


Unknown: Gloria Hunnifordand Kenny
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Mike Reid
Unknown: Ian Smith.
Presented By: Mike Smith.
Producer: Gillian Strachan
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt

: EastEnders

Pauline and Arthur are still reeling from Mark's revelation - and Michelle and Clyde decide to tackle some unfinished business between them.
(For cast see Thursday 2 January) STEREO

: A Question of Sport

In a special edition for New
Year's Eve, a panel made up of six present and former
Question of Sport team captains is tested by question-master
David Coleman. Bill Beaumont is joined by former Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers and England soccer captain Emlyn Hughes and former
Cardiff, Wales and British Lions rugby scrum-half
Gareth Edwards. On Ian Botham 's team are former 2-mile and 3,000m world record holder, athlete Brendan Foster , and four-times champion jockey Willie Carson.
Executive producer Mike Adley STEREO


Question-Master: David Coleman.
Question-Master: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Gareth Edwards.
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Willie Carson.
Producer: Mike Adley

: Back to School

First showing on network television for this crazy campus comedy, starring
Rodney Dangerfield
Thornton Melon has always been in a class of his own - but when the middle-aged self-made millionaire unexpectedly visits his son
Jason at university, both their lives take a new course.
Enrolling as a "freshman",
Melon Senior proves a most immature student, but makes a big splash with literature lecturer Diane Turner.
Director Alan Metter • STEREO
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Rodney Dangerfield
Unknown: Thornton Melon
Unknown: Diane Turner.
Thornton Melon: Rodney Dangerfield
Jason Melon: Keith Gordon
Diane Turner: Sally Kellerman
Lou: Burt Young
Derek: Robert Downey Jr
Philip Barbay: Paxton Whitehead
Valerie Desmond: Terry Farrell
Vanessa: Adrienne Barbeau
Dean Martin: Ned Beatty
Coach Turnbull: Memmet Walsh
Chas: William Zabka
Dr Barazini: Severn Darden
Professor Terguson: Sam Kinison
Marge: Edie McClurg
Young Thornton: Jason Hervey
Giorgio: Robert Picardo
Kurt Vonnegul Jr: Himself

: News

With Andrew Harvey.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Clive James on 1991

Clive James offers his personal review of the year's events featuring world figures as varied and significant as Norman Schwarzkopf , Norman Lamont , John Major ,
John McCarthy , Boris Yeltsin and Madonna. As 1992 approaches, James introduces a European feel to the proceedings with the help of French actress
Alexandra Kazan to present awards to those whose contributions have changed the face of 1991, culminating in the coveted titles of Man and Woman of the Year.
Producer Elaine Bedell
Executive producer Richard Drewett
Including at
12.00 Big Ben


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Norman Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: John Major
Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Boris Yeltsin
Unknown: Alexandra Kazan
Producer: Elaine Bedell
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Happy New Year

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev and Rt Hon
Dr George Carey , brings a message for the new year. Producer John Kirby
Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Dr George Carey
Producer: John Kirby
Editor: Helen Alexander

: National Lampoon's Movie Madness

First showing on network television for this comedy starring Christopher Lloyd
Nothing is sacred when the National Lampoon team takes on the movies in this Hollywood spoof. The film's three segments parody in turn a "finding-oneself" drama, an elaborately staged rags-toriches story and the transformation of an idealistic young police officer into a cynical veteran of the streets.
Directors Henry Jaglom and Bob Giraldi • FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Christopher Lloyd
Directors: Henry Jaglom
Directors: Bob Giraldi
Samuel Starkman: Christopher Lloyd
Brent Falcone: Robby Benson
Stan Nagurski: Richard Widmark
Junkie: Barry Diamond
Mousy: Elisha Cook Jr
Mrs Falcone: Julie Kavner
Lawyer: Henny Youngman
Vicecop: Harry Reems
Paul Everest: Robert Culp
Nicky: Bobby Dicicco
First lady: Margaret Whitton
President: Fred Willard
Helena Naws: Olympia Dukakis
Secretary: Mary Woronov
Dr Kleiner: Dick Miller
Jason Cooper: Peter Riegert
Liza: Diane Lane
Susan Cooper: Candy Clark

: Weather

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