Dramatic comedy starring Cary Grant
Alec Walker falls in love with another woman and decides to end his unhappy marriage. But his embittered wife refuses to release him.
With Helen Vinson ,
Katherine Alexander , Jonathan Hale , Maurice Moscovitch , Nella Walker , Peggy Ann Gamer and Spencer Charles. Director John Cromwell 9 FILMS: pages 41-65
Anne Diamond and Nick Owen open today's window on the Good Morning Advent
Calendar. Ding Dong Merrily! The Christmas bells are rung in celebration.
In the last of four special services for Advent,
Pam Rhodes joins the congregation of the United Methodist Church in Winchester, Hampshire. 0STEREO
Rural issues with John Craven.
A musical based on H G Wells's book Kipps starring Tommy Steele A shop assistant suddenly inherits a fortune, moves into high society and forgets his sweetheart Ann. Will they ever be brought together again?
With Grover Dale , Hilton Edwards. Director George Sidney 0FILMS: pages 4 1-65
From the Royal Albert Hall, in the presence of HRH the Duchess of Kent, stars from stage and screen tell the story of Christmas, with choirs and orchestras. This charity concert takes its theme from Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. Introduced by Sarah Greene and starring Anthony Andrews, Peter Bowles, Patti Boulaye, Patricia Hodge, Geraldine James, Roger Moore, Cliff Richard, Lon Satton, the London Musicals Company, London Oriana Choir, English Baroque Choir, English Philharmonia Orchestra and London Brass, and the Massed Fanfare Trumpeters of the Household Division.
Television presentation Simon Betts
Concert organised in association with Abbey National
Cindy returns to Albert Square.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)
There's a surprise for Gwen.
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Network premiere of this seasonal tale, starring Sam Elliott
Nine-year-old Jessie finds an injured reindeer in the woods and, believing it belongs to
Santa, she decides to nurse it back to health.
Director John Hancock
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First in a series of one-off specials in which Britain's top animators bring to life the world of Beatrix Potter.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. Two naughty bunnies disregard Mrs Rabbit 's warnings.
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The Christmas Roadshow calls at Boston, Lincolnshire, from where, 370 years ago, people sailed to America and founded
Today's Bostonians face a different task - to put on a fashion show, with help from hairdresser Trevor Sorbie.
Designer Tom Gilbey also challenges them to make a waistcoat on an Anglo-American theme. With Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus.
Producer Colette Foster
Executive producer Roger Casstles ● STEREO
Professor Heinz Wolff appeals on behalf of Remap GB, which designs and makes specialised aids for disabled people. Plus charity news with Cliff Michelmore and Joanna Kaye. STEREO
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With Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley
A celebration of Christmas from St George 's Chapel,
Windsor Castle, recorded just after the recent fire.
HRH the Duchess of Kent reads the story of Jesus' birth, and the chapel choir is joined by the castle community which battled to salvage artefacts from the burning staterooms. With Pam Rhodes.
Hymns: Once in Royal David's City; 0 Come, All Ye Faithful; Nativity Carol; Sussex Carol; See Amid the Winter's Snow; The Holly and the Ivy; We Wish You a Merry
Christmas; The Three Kings; God Rest You Merry Gentlemen; Shepherds' Farewell; Let All
Mortal Flesh Keep Silence; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Producer David Kremer
Editor Roger Hutchings
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Roy Clarke 's comedy series starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde Wheelies. Compo, Clegg and Foggy prove that the invention of the wheel might not have been such a good idea after all.
Director/Producer Alan J W Bell
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A Christmas special of Paul A Mendelson's ghostly comedy starring Tessa Peake-Jones, George Costigan, Miriam Karlin.
Christmas Day: Yetta meets her new grandson, and it's the happiest day of her death.
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Network TV premiere for this story of first love adapted by Jonathan Falla from Ian McDonald 's semiautobiographical novel, set in Trinidad in the 1940s and starring Patrick Bergin Susan Wooldridge
Alan, a 12-year-old white boy, is facing disapproval from his parents over his friendship with Jaillin, their Indian kitchen girl. But their concern turns to alarm when the relationship threatens to become more than a childhood crush. With the island's first free elections looming, the children find themselves trapped in a conflict of class, caste and prejudice.
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Alan (aged 18):
Jaillin (aged 18):
Classic comedy written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais starring Ronnie Barker
No Way Out. Fletch tries to avoid taking part in an escape attempt by spending Christmas in the prison infirmary.
With Brian Wilde , Fulton Mackay , Richard Beckinsale ,
Peter Vaughan and Christopher Biggins. Producer Sydney Lotterby
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With Michael Buerk.
Weather John Kettley
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Explorations of people's faith. Another Christmas. In one corner of Gloucestershire a number of people are preparing for Christmas. An artist is at work on a Christmas card, a group of people gather in silence in a converted cow shed, a Meals on Wheels Christmas dinner is delivered, and a community of young adults with special needs rehearse a nativity play. Each is struggling to find relevance and meaning in the midwinter festival.
Producer Jonathan Stedall
Senes editor John Blake
An Antelope West production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 * DOCUMENTARIES: page 33
Final round of the Johnnie
Walker World Championship.
(In Urdu with English subtitles. Shown yesterday at 2.20pm on BBC2)