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: In Name Only

Dramatic comedy starring Cary Grant
Carole Lombard
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


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Carole Lombard
Unknown: Alec Walker
Unknown: Helen Vinson
Unknown: Katherine Alexander
Unknown: Jonathan Hale
Unknown: Maurice Moscovitch
Unknown: Nella Walker
Unknown: Peggy Ann Gamer
Unknown: Spencer Charles.
Director: John Cromwell
Alec Walker: Cary Grant
Julie Eden: Carole Lombard
Maida Walker: Kay Francis
Mr Walker: Charles Coburn

: Good Morning Advent Calendar

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.


Unknown: Anne Diamond
Unknown: Nick Owen

: News; Weather

: The Promise of His Glory

In the last of four special services for Advent,
Pam Rhodes joins the congregation of the United Methodist Church in Winchester, Hampshire. 0STEREO


Unknown: Pam Rhodes

: CountryFile

Rural issues with John Craven.


Unknown: John Craven.

: Half a Sixpence

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


Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Grover Dale
Unknown: Hilton Edwards.
Director: George Sidney
Arthur Kipps: Tommy Steele
Ann: Julia Foster
Harry Chitterlow: Cyril Ritchard
Helen Walsingham: Penelope Horner
Kate: Elaine Taylor

: Cartoon

: Weather for the Week Ahead

Michael Fish

: News; followed by Joy to the World

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


Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduced By: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Anthony Andrews
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Unknown: Patti Boulaye
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: Roger Moore
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Lon Satton

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Cindy returns to Albert Square.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)

: Eldorado

There's a surprise for Gwen.

: Prancer

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
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Sam Elliott
Director: John Hancock
John Riggs: Sam Elliott
Mrs McFarland: Cloris Leachman
Jessie Riggs: Rebecca Harrell
Steve Riggs: John Duda

: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

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.


Unknown: Beatrix Potter.
Unknown: Benjamin Bunny.
Unknown: Mrs Rabbit

: The Clothes Show

The Christmas Roadshow calls at Boston, Lincolnshire, from where, 370 years ago, people sailed to America and founded
Boston, Massachusetts.
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


Unknown: Trevor Sorbie.
Designer: Tom Gilbey
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Lifeline

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
● DONATIONS: [address removed] or phone [number removed]


Unknown: Professor Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Joanna Kaye.

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Songs of Praise

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


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Pam Rhodes.
Producer: David Kremer
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Last of the Summer Wine

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


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Auntie Wainwright: Jean Alexander
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Edie: Thora Hird
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Eli: Danny O'Dea
Glenda: Sarah Thomas

: So Haunt Me

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)


Writer: Paul A Mendelson
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Caroline Gold
Sally Rokeby: Tessa Peake-Jones
Pete Rokeby: George Costigan
Yetta Feldman: Miriam Karlin
Tammy Rokeby: Laura Howard
David Rokeby: Jeremy Green
Daisy Rokeby: Lara Smith
Carole: Julia Deakin
Jack: Trevor Byfield
Sam: Luke Phillips

: Screen One: The Hummingbird Tree

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.
Producer Gub Neal ; Director Noella Smith 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
● DRAMA: page 14; FILMS: pages 41-65


Adapted By: Jonathan Falla
Unknown: Ian McDonald
Unknown: Patrick Bergin
Unknown: Susan Wooldridge
Producer: Gub Neal
Director: Noella Smith
Stephen Holmes: Patrick Bergin
Marjorie Holmes: Susan Wooldridge
Alan Holmes: Tom Beasley
Jaillin: Desha Penco
Kaiser: Sunil Y Ramjitsingh
Tom Ross: Clive Wood
Priest: Niall Buggy
Old Boss: David Sammy
Alan (aged 18): Marston Bloom
Kaiser(aged 21): Perry Polar
Jaillin (aged 18): Rosemarie Gajar

: Porridge

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


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Christopher Biggins.
Producer: Sydney Lotterby

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather John Kettley
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Everyman

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


Producer: Jonathan Stedall
Editor: John Blake

: Golf

Final round of the Johnnie
Walker World Championship.

: Tanhalyan

(In Urdu with English subtitles. Shown yesterday at 2.20pm on BBC2)

: Weather

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