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: Champion the Wonder Horse

Children's drama series.
Lost River. A drought brings danger, but Champion comes to the rescue.


Unknown: Lost River.

: Spider

With Philippa Forrester.
Including the opening of today's window on the Good Morning Advent Calendar.
Musical animation. • STEREO

: Animal World

Nature series with music and narration by Derek Griffiths. A forest journey on Thailand's national symbol, the Indian elephant, is bumpy and sometimes very wet. • STEREO


Unknown: Derek Griffiths.

: Quick Draw McGraw

Quick Draw McGraw and his sidekick Baba Looey set off to clean up the west.


Unknown: Baba Looey

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon set in a forest.
Lillybit's new friend causes panic in the village.

: Chucklevision

More hilarious capers with the Chuckle Brothers.

: Bucky O'Hare

Animated adventures.

: Going Live!

Guests this morning include EastEnders stars Adam Woodyatt (Ian) and June Brown (Dot), with news of what's happening in Albert Square. WWF wrestling star "Macho Man" Randy Savage is in; and so is Emma Forbes, who will be cooking up some tasty treats in time for Christmas. Plus music from Marky Mark ; and Shane Richie and Peter Simon Run the Risk. Presented by Sarah Greene and Phillip Schofield , with Trev Neal, Simon Hickson. Editor Chris Bellinger STEREO
TELEPHONE: call this morning's studio guests on [number removed] LETTERS: write to Going Live! [address removed]


Unknown: Albert Square.
Unknown: Randy Savage
Unknown: Emma Forbes
Unknown: Marky Mark
Unknown: Shane Richie
Unknown: Peter Simon Run
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Presented By: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Trev Neal
Unknown: Simon Hickson.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football; 12.55 Racing
1.10 News; 1. 15 Boxing
1.25 Racing; 1.40 Boxing
2.00 Racing; 2.15 Ski-ing
2.55 Rugby league
3.45 Football half-times
3.55 Rugby league
4.40 Final Score
Rugby League Warrington v
Bradford Northern
Second round of the Regal Trophy from Wilderspool. Live coverage of the whole match (kick-off at
3.00pm). Commentary by Ray French and John Monie.
Football Focus
Bob Wilson and Gary Lineker look ahead to the weekend's FA
Premier League action and the second round of the FA Cup.
Men's Downhill championship from Val-d'Isere, France.
Commentary by David Vine.
(Ski Sunday tomorrow 6.00pm on BBC2)
Commonwealth middleweight champion Richie Woodhall fights California-based Arthur Serwano over ten rounds in his home town of Telford.
Commentary by Harry Carpenter.
From Chepstow.
1.00 Arlington Premier Chase (2 Vim)
1.30 Jack Brown Handicap Chase (3m 3f)
2.05 Rehearsal Chase (3m) Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Introduced By: John Monie.
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Commentary By: David Vine.
Unknown: Richie Woodhall
Unknown: Arthur Serwano
Commentary By: Harry Carpenter.
Unknown: Jack Brown
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Dad's Army: The Test

Vintage comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

The Wardens challenge the Home Guard to a cricket match.
Featuring Don Estelle of It Ain't Half Hot Mum and celebrated cricketer Freddie Trueman.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Gerald: Don Estelle
Mr Blewitt: Harold Bennett
EC Egan: Freddie Trueman

: Big Break

Jim Davidson hosts the game show where snooker stars test their skills against the clock.
Hoping to win the mystery star prize for his partner tonight is snooker's world No 1, Stephen Hendry , who is challenged by newcomers Peter Ebdon and Darren Morgan. Refereed by John Virgo.
Director Charles Garland
Producer John Burrowes


Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Peter Ebdon
Unknown: Darren Morgan.
Unknown: John Virgo.
Director: Charles Garland
Producer: John Burrowes

: Noel's House Party

Bill Owen and Peter Sallis from
Last of the Summer Wine and Anne Charleston and Ian Smith from Neighbours join
Noel Edmonds in his less-than-stately home at Crinkley Bottom tonight. Cheryl Baker receives a Gotcha Oscar, and Olympic cycling gold medallist
Chris Boardman tries to grab a grand. Director/Producer Michael Leggo • STEREO
• TELEPHONE: to choose who gets the gunge this week. phone 0891 -8003 or 0[number removed](maximum call cost 1 Op). And phone 0[number removed]to get a celebrity to Grab a Grand on your behalf. Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p per minute at all other times.


Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Anne Charleston
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Crinkley Bottom
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Chris Boardman

: Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game

The family game show in which couples compete to see who goes for the conveyor belt and its host of goodies.
With Rosemarie Ford.
Director Bill Morton
Producer David Taylor


Unknown: Rosemarie Ford.
Director: Bill Morton
Producer: David Taylor

: Casualty: Act of Faith

Drama series set in Holby City Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department.

When Julian takes Sandra's daughter to the circus, the performance comes to a dramatic end and he finds himself in the ring. A couple's dream of a child is shattered when a surrogate mother is beaten up. With guest appearances from Rula Lenska and Susan Penhaligon.
Episode written by Catherine Johnson
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)
Drama: page 4
Cathy Shipton's What I Watch:p 10


Writer: Catherine Johnson
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Alan Wareing
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Lisa Duffin: Cathy Shipton
Julian Chapman: Nigel Le Vaillant
Martin Ashford: Patrick Robinson
Sandra Nicholl: Maureen Beattie
Robert Khaleja: Jason Riddington
Maxine Price: Emma Bird
Norma Sullivan: Anne Kristen
Josh: Ian Bleasdale
Jan: Caroline Webster
Simon Eastman: Robert Daws
Jenny: Nicola Jeffries
Roberta Rodgers: Rula Lenska
Archie: Kenny Baker
Bobby Rodgers: Rocky Marshall
Argyle: Deborah Steel
Hattie: Susan Penhaligon
Russell: Michael Simkins
Annabelle: Kelly Hunter
Nick: Thomas Craig
Barry: Morgan Jones
Laura: Hannah Shepheard

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Weekend at Bernie's

First showing on network television for this comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy
Jonathan Silverman
As a reward for discovering a fraud, pen-pushers Larry and Richard are invited to their playboy boss Bernie Lomax 's beach house - only to find their host murdered and themselves implicated. Their solution is to convince everyone Bernie is still alive - not so difficult since, even dead, he still proves to be the life of the party.
Director Ted Kotcheff


Unknown: Andrew McCarthy
Unknown: Jonathan Silverman
Unknown: Bernie Lomax
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Larry Wilson: Andrew McCarthy
Richard Parker: Jonathan Silverman
Gwen Saunders: Catherine Mary Stewart
Bernie Lomax: Terry Kiser
Paulie the Iceman: Don Calfa
Tina: Catherine Parks
Tawny: Eloise Broady
Marty: Gregory Salata
Vito: Louis Giambalvo

: Match of the Day

An extended edition combining highlights of two top Premier League matches with all the goals from the rest, and action from the most intriguing ties in today's FA Cup second round. Plus the result of November's Goal of the Month.
Commentary by John Motson, Barry Davies and Tony Gubba. Reporters Clive Tyldesley, Ray Stubbs and Gerald Sinstadt.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Series producer John Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick (Stereo)


Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Tony Gubba
Reporters: Clive Tyldesley
Reporters: Ray Stubbs
Reporters: Gerald Sinstadt
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Gymkata

I First showing on I network television for this action adventure from the creator of Enter the Dragon, starring Kurt Thomas
A secret government agency recruits a martial arts expert to journey to the strange country of Gymkata on a deadly mission.
Director Robert Clouse • FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Kurt Thomas
Director: Robert Clouse
Jonathan Cabot: Kurt Thomas
Princess Rubali: Tetchie Agbayani
Zamir: Richard Norton
Paley: Edward Bell
Gomez: John Barrett
Hao: Conan Lee
Thorg: Bob Schott

: Weather

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