Starting with 6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News every quarter hour.
With Robert Kilroy-Silk .
Festive fun with Ross King and his pantomime guests in Crawley. ● STEREO
● VIEWERS' QUIZ: see Monday
and Regional News; Weather
With Toby Anstis. ● STEREO
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Daily magazine presented by Anne Diamond and Nick Owen.
Including the opening of today's window on the Good Morning Advent Calendar.
10.50 Agony Topic
11.00 News (Txt) and weather
11.10 Library of Romance
11.30 Consumer Action with Will Hanrahan
11.40 Agony Aunt Phone-in with Claire Rayner
12.00 News (Txt) and weather STEREO
● HOTLINE: see Friday
Britt Ekland is Alan Titchmarsh's guest today.
With Philip Hayton.
Weather Rob McElwee
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Murder on Stage 17. Posing as film stuntmen, Starsky and Hutch investigate a series of fatal "accidents".
Roy Castle and Maggie Philbin celebrate the festive season with the BBC Big Band. ● STEREO
With Andi Peters.
Today: Vienna. ● STEREO
A 13-part comedy drama.
11: Sweetie Three-Piece asks
Dennis and Clive to help transport her valuable grandfather clock.
Written by Wayne Jackman ● STEREO
A scientist tries to gain Yogi's trust by acting like a bear.
10: Jennifer offers to help Jones fight Carrington - until she meets Carrington face to face. (For cast see Monday) STEREO
Last in the series. Can colour change our looks, or heal a broken arm? Lizz Brown and Tara Simpson explore how colour influences our lives.
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The public school boys note that Grange Hill has something their school doesn't - girls.
Wntten by Barry Purchase
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Dorothy receives a deadly cargo from Borneo. Paul plays dirty tricks at Glen's expense, to keep financially afloat. Toby makes a sacrifice for Madge.
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With Anna Ford and Chris Lowe.
Weather Ian McCaskill
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Marcus makes a surprising confession to Pilar. And it's the day of Rosemary and Stanley's wedding - but will it actually happen? Olive King gets more than she bargained for on a cultural trip to Ronda, meeting a kindred spirit. Rosario confesses to Ingrid that she regrets what she had to give up to become a mother.
Episode written by Gillian Richmond (For cast see Monday.
Repeated on Friday at 1.50pm)
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What's new in science, technology and medicine.
Among the reports featured on tonight's programme is an examination of some dramatic finds from a quarry in Coventry, which are shaking up all the accepted ideas about when the first people arrived in Britain. Kate Bellingham goes back in time to investigate who were the first Britons.
There is also a report on new research into ways of making replacement heart valves safer. Tomorrow's World shows how doctors are listening carefully for the first sound of heart trouble.
And Judith Hann reports from Thailand on how the sinking city of Bangkok is fighting the floods. With Carmen Pryce and Howard Stableford.
Producer Jack Weber
Editor Dana Purvis
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(Calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at other times.)
Another chance to see an episode from the popular comedy series starring Ronnie Barker
Singer Stephanie Lawrence and actress Madge Hindle
(formerly Renee Roberts in Coronation Street) are their guests, and the show features Campers, a spoof film in which the two Ronnies take a camping holiday with hilarious results. Director/Producer Marcus Plantin ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● BBC VIDEO: The Best of the Two Ronnies. £8.99 from retailers.
Anne Robinson presents a selection of viewers' opinions on BBCtv programmes. Producer Bernard Newnham
● WRITE TO: Points of View, BBCtv Centre, London W 12 7RJ; or you can telephone on [number removed]. ● RADIO TIMES LETTERS: page 125
With Michael Buerk. Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill
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A sharp comedy from the director of Footloose , Herbert Ross , and the star of Back to the Future, Michael J Fox
Brantley Foster is a country boy determined to make it in the big city at any cost.
So when he lands a job in the mail room of a major corporation it's no surprise that he rises to the occasion, convincing the boss that he's a whizz-kid executive with some truly radical ideas. Helen Slater is best known for playing the title role in Supergirl.
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Featuring action from the Modern Security Systems
Christmas Turkey Stakes at the Grand Hall, Olympia, London. Tonight's gala charity performance is in aidofMotability.
TV presentation Wendy Sheppard and Johnnie Watherston ● STEREO
2.15-3.15 Accountancy Television: scrambled transmission
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4.00 4.50 TV Edits-
Deutschland Heute 5: scrambled transmission