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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

Starting with 6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News every quarter hour.

: But First This

With Simon Parkin, Philippa Forrester and Esther McVey.

Defenders of the Earth


9.25am Why Don't You…?
Today the gang bake banana brownies, show how to make a board game and find out about indoor karting.

10.00am News and Regional News; Weather

10.05am Playdays The Tent Stop.

10.25am Pingu

The animated lovable penguin tries skiing.


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

: Paddles Up

The grand final of the canoeing competition from Bala in North Wales. Men, women and juniors compete over the same course for the Norwich Union Trophy.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Heidi's Song

An animated musical version of the classic
Johanna Spyri book. Going to live with her grumpy grandfather in the Swiss Alps, young Heidi's love of life soon wins her friends - but how will she fare when sent to the city? Featuring the voices of Lome Greene , Margery Gray , and Sammy Davis Jr.
Songs by Sammy Cahn and Burton Lane Director Robert Taylor ● STEREO
● FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Johanna Spyri
Unknown: Lome Greene
Unknown: Margery Gray
Unknown: Sammy Davis Jr.
Songs By: Sammy Cahn

: Tom and Jerry Triple Bill

Cartoon capers.

: One O'Clock News

Followed by Weather

: Neighbours


: Warlock

Western starring Henry Fonda
Richard Widmark
The small town of Warlock is terrorised by a gang of cowpunchers. When it seems that no sheriff can survive to protect them, the citizens hire a professional gunfighter to be their marshal.
Director Edward Dmytryk ● FILMS: pages 4 1-67


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Blaisdell: Henry Fonda
Gannon: Richard Widmark
Morgan: Anthony Quinn
Lily Dollar: Dorothy Malone
Jessie: Dolores Michaels
Judge Holloway: Wallace Ford
Abe McQuown: Tom Drake
Bacon: Richard Arlen
Curley: de Forest Kelley
Skinner: Regis Toomey
Richardson: Vaughn Taylor
Dr Wagner: Don Beddoe

: Canterville Ghost

With Andi Peters.
This delightful film, based on Oscar Wilde 's story, tells of a 300-year-old ghost's attempts to scare the human inhabitants out of his house.


Unknown: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Oscar Wilde

: The Great Heep

An animated droids special featuring R2D2 and C3PO.

: Newsround

News for children.

: Not the End of the World

The second of a two-part children's drama set in Victorian times.
Ellen's summer holiday comes to a dramatic and emotional end.
Dramatised by Valerie Georgeson from The Henchman at Home by Hester Burton


Dramatised By: Valerie Georgeson
Unknown: Hester Burton
Dr Henchman: Andrew Burt
Mrs Henchman: Fiona Mollison
Ellen: Camilla Power
William: Altay Lawrence
Rob: Sam Matthews
Mrs Ransome: Jean Southern
Etty: Lisa Sanderson
Mr Weston: Rodney Litchfield
Mrs Weston: Catherine Terris
Mrs Ling: Anne Orwin

: Neighbours

Madge is concerned that Gemma won't make her examinations. Toby gets himself a job but is it wise?
(For cast see Monday 23 December. Shown at 1.30pm) STEREO

: Six O'Clock News

With Andrew Harvey and Jill Dando.
Weather Bill Giles
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Haunted Honeymoon

First showing on network television for this comedy thriller written, directed by and starring Gene Wilder
1939: dark deeds are afoot in the Abbot family's gothic mansion, for the inhabitants are out to scare jittery radio star
Larry Abbot when he brings his fiancee to stay. His psychiatrist is doing it for Larry's health - but others are after his wealth.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Larry Abbot
Larry Abbot: Gene Wilder
Vickie Pearle: Gilda Radner
Aunt Kate: Dom Deluise
Charles: Jonathan Pryce
Dr Paul Abbot: Paul Lsmith
Francis Sr: Peter Vaughan
Pfister: Bryan Pringle
Francis Jr: Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Montego: Jim Carter

: Challenge Anneka - Special Report

Return to Siret. A year ago, millions of viewers saw Anneka
Rice and a team of volunteers rise to the challenge of transforming the lives of hundreds of children living in a huge, decaying orphanage in Siret, northern Romania. In five days, hot and cold running water was installed, lights were rewired, walls painted and bedding replaced. Recently,
Anneka returned to Siret to see for herself what successes and setbacks the children have faced during the past year. Director John Needham
Producer Jannine Waddell
A Mentom production for BBCtv * STEREO


Director: John Needham
Producer: Jannine Waddell

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weekend Weather Bill Giles
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Love Hurts

A new ten-part drama series created by Laurence Marks and Maurice
Gran and starring Adam Faith
Zoe Wanamaker
Jane Lapotaire
1: Crawlingfrom the Wreckage Tessa Piggott walks out of her high-flying city career and, determined to change her life completely, takes a job heading up a Third World development agency, SEED. She also resolves to give up relationships. But then she meets plumber Frank Carver , and romance is reluctantly on her agenda.
"Adam Faith came before the story - we've wanted to work with him for a long time," says
Laurence Marks. "But I dreamt
Zoe Wanamaker , I really did. I knew then that she'd be perfect as Tessa." He describes the new series as "a drama with smiles and tears. It's about two people who don't know how to fall in love. We've concentrated on comedy like Birds of Featherrecentiy, but this is not the first drama series we've written - we did Shine on Harvey Moon in the 80s."
Co-writer Maurice Gran calls it
"a romantic series about relationships with a seasoning of serious comedy".
Producer Guy Slater
DirectorCarol Wiseman
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Unknown: Adam Faith
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Tessa Piggott
Unknown: Frank Carver
Unknown: Laurence Marks.
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Harvey Moon
Unknown: Maurice Gran
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: Carol Wiseman
Unknown: An Alomo
FrankCarver: Adam Faith
Tessa Piggott: Zoe Wanamaker
Diane Warburg: Jane Lapotaire
Hugh Marriner: Stephen Moore
Malcolm Litoff: Richard Cordery
Max Taplow: Tony Selby
Mrs Piggott: Hilary Mason
Dr Piggott: Richard Pearson
Bob Pearce: John Flanagan
Jade Carver: Robin Weaver
Jeff Saganski: Garrick Hagon
Lord Godfrey: Thomas Baptiste
Richard: Whitmore Himself
Ron: Faulkner Frankmills
Ghita Harthill: Shireen Shah
Marilyn: Sandra Voe
Lucas jama: Louis Mahoney
Miriam: Wendy Morgan
Deirdre de Groot: Cherith Mellor
Graham: Arthur Whybrow

: The Bounty

Starring Mel Gibson Anthony Hopkins
On 23 December 1787, Captain William Bligh and his crew set sail for the south Pacific. After terrible storms and violent arguments aboard ship they reach Tahiti, where a confrontation evolves between
Bligh and his deputy, the mutinous Fletcher Christian.
This re-working of the famous tale paints Bligh in a kinder light than previously.
Screenplay Robert Bolt
Director Roger Donaldson
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: William Bligh
Unknown: Fletcher Christian.
Director: Roger Donaldson
Fletcher Christian: Melgibson
William Bligh: Anthony Hopkins
Admiral Hood: Laurence Olivier
Captain Greetham: Edward Fox
John Fryer: Daniel Day-Lewis
Cole: Bernard Hill
Young: Philip Davis
Churchill: Liam Neeson
King Tynah: Wikuki Kaa
Mauatua: Tevaite Vernette
Adams: Philip Martin Brown
Nelson: Simon Chandler
Dr Huggan: Malcolm Terris
Ellison: Dexter Fletcher
Smith: John Sessions
McCoy: Andrew Wilde

: Paul Young -

from Time to Time
Paul Young performs some of his greatest hits in his own soulful style.
Director John G Smith ● STEREO

: Weather

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