6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News every quarter hour.
With Robert Kilroy-Silk .
Festive fun with Ross King and his pantomime guests. ● VIEWERS' QUIZ: see Monday
and Regional News; Weather
With Philippa Forrester. ● STEREO
Today: the Tent Stop. ● STEREO
Topical family magazine show. Including the opening of today's window on the Good Morning Advent Calendar.
10.40 The Great Escape celebrity leisure guide
11.00 News (Txt) and weather
11.10 Library of Romance
11.30 Shopping on Friday with Sybil Ruscoe
11.40 Christmas Gardening Phone-in 12.00 News (Txt) and weather ● STEREO
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Alan Titchmarsh introduces the annual Christmas songwriting competition for children and young people. * STEREO
With Philip Hayton.
Weather Ian McCaskill
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Henry Kelly presents the final in the last of the series.
The Instrument. David, Kate and Paula take a clinic run to a tough mining camp, where David uncovers a drug ring.
With Andi Peters.
Cartoon. Bump has a dream about sitting on a cloud and floating around the world.
The adventures of four small dogs led by the streetwise
Rosie. Today: Rosie persuades Ruff to take a creative approach to rubbish. Narrated by Victoria Wood.
The last in a series of journeys around the human body.
Find out how the human body survives in the freezing cold of the Arctic and the heat of the Kalahari desert.
Cartoon. The Chipmunks do a unique version of "Moonlighting", with some exciting and enjoyable sparks.
Monthly look at the media.
Plus, a report on advertising on television, and previews of new films, television and radio releases. With Sarah Greene.
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In the last episode of the drama series, a visitor to the Gallaghers is the last straw for Marcus.
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Helen and Todd find themselves on the wrong side of the law. An old school friend of Brenda's puts her in an awkward position.
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Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart.
Weather Penny Tranter
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Natalie finds out that Freddie's been meddling in her private life behind her back. There's a birthday surprise for Gwen. Episode written by Bill Lyons Director Stephen Butcher (For cast see Monday.
Repeated on Sunday at 3.00pm)
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Comedy by George Layton , starring Nigel Havers
TonyBritton Tom is excited about going back to his old flat, which causes Angela and Toby to reflect on the good old days.
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In a special Christmas edition, Esther Rantzen , Mike Smith and a host of children's television presenters join 250 children on a day trip to Lapland to meet Santa Claus. The trip is one of many flights organised by Harry Davies who will be lured to Television Centre to receive his "Heart of Gold".
Also, a reconstruction of a horrific car crash, showing the bravery of Tim Jones whose quick thinking saved the lives of a mother and her two young children. And Esther travels to
Northern Ireland to meet the remarkable Sadie and Eddie Reid -
Brown, winners of this week's Radio Times Family Award. Director Alasdair Macmillan
Series producer Richard Woolfe
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With Martyn Lewis.
Regional News; Weekend Weather Penny Tranter
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The conclusion of a two-part American drama about the Plains Indian War.
While President Grant's government systematically betrays its promises, the most hostile of the Indians gather together under Crazy Horse and the powerful Sitting Bull. With battle looming, General
Custer spies his opportunity for greatness and makes a date with destiny at Little Big Horn. (For cast see Thursday)
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Comedy actor and musical star Tony Slattery, currently appearing in the musical Radio Times, American actor Dan Aykroyd and impressionist Steve Coogan (back by popular demand) join Terry Wogan. Producer Jane O'Brien
Executive producer Peter Estall
From the Grand Hall, Olympia. Featuring the Everest
Christmas Cake Stakes.
American western series.
Dust on the Wind. When the mine is closed down, everyone begins to leave town, but can Paradise survive?