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: Ceefax Pages

: Breakfast News

6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News every quarter hour.

: Blood and Honey: Herod's Christmas

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. • STEREO
2: Antipater, one of Herod's sons, plots against his father.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: New Yogi Bear Show


: Come Midnight Monday

2: Biff outwits the enemy. (For cast see tomorrow at 9.30am)

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

Today: the Playground Stop. ● STEREO

: Babarthe Little Elephant

Cartoon. Babar returns to the jungle to be crowned King of the Elephants.

: News

and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Wonderful Life

Musical comedy starring Cliff Richard
Susan Hampshire The
Shadows Johnnie and his friends find themselves at sea - but the film world beckons. With Walter Slezak , Melvyn Hayes , Richard O'Sullivan , Una Stubbs and Gerald Harper. Director Sidney J Furie 0 FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Unknown: Shadows Johnnie
Unknown: Walter Slezak
Unknown: Melvyn Hayes
Unknown: Richard O'Sullivan
Unknown: Una Stubbs
Unknown: Gerald Harper.
Director: Sidney J Furie

: Good Morning Advent Calendar

Anne Diamond and Nick Owen open the doors on Santa Claus. ● STEREO


Unknown: Anne Diamond
Unknown: Nick Owen
Unknown: Santa Claus.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Rob McElwee
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Neighbours


: That's Entertainment!

The greatest moments from the golden age of MGM movie musicals.
Narrators include Fred Astaire , Bing Crosby , Gene Kelly , Peter Lawford , Liza Minnelli ,
Donald O'Connor , Debbie Reynolds ,
Mickey Rooney , Frank Sinatra , James Stewart and Elizabeth Taylor. Plus performances by Judy Garland , Esther Williams , Eleanor Powell and Clark Gable.
Director Jack Haley Jr
(The sequel is on Tuesday 29 at 1. 30pm) ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 4 1-65


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Peter Lawford
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Donald O'Connor
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Esther Williams
Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Unknown: Clark Gable.
Director: Jack Haley Jr

: Harum Scarum

With Andi Peters.
The last of the series looking at children's picture books includes Janet and Allan Ahlberg 's The Jolly Christmas Postman. STEREO
CHILDREN: page 26


Unknown: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg

: Dooby Duck's Euro Tour

Puppet music show. The Euro Tour visits Berlin today. * STEREO

: Spacevets

Last in the sci-fi comedy series. Will the Dispensable escape the Great Black Hole of Nauphragia? ● STEREO

: The Chipmunks

Cartoon adventures.

: Artifax

Last in the series about design. Today: who designs children's computer games? Plus the results of the Artifax top ten computer game survey. With Margot Wilson , Adrian Rose and Helen Fort.


Unknown: Margot Wilson
Unknown: Adrian Rose
Unknown: Helen Fort.

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

Chrissy has to answer difficult questions about the baby.
Written by Margaret Simpson
(Cast list continues tomorrowat 5. 10pm) ● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p888


Written By: Margaret Simpson
Chrissy Mainwaring: Sonya Kearns
Justine Dean: Rachel Victoria Roberts
Liam: Danny Cunningham
Luke: Nick Fletcher
Ray: Kelly George
Mr Griffiths: George A Cooper
Mrs Keele: Jenny Howe
Maria: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Fran: Rebekah Gilgan
Nick: Gareth Phillips

: Neighbours

There's a deep rift between Caroline and Christina.

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Peter Cockroft
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Telly Addicts

Two teams of youngsters battle it out in this special edition, having won local and regional heats organised by Fast Forward magazine.
Noel Edmonds asks the questions. Director Graham Wetherell Producer
Richard L Lewis


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Director: Graham Wetherell Producer
Unknown: Richard L Lewis

: EastEnders

Ian helps Kathy to make her mind up and Mrs Hewitt gives Arthur an ultimatum. Grant threatens to explode - can Phil manage to defuse the situation?
This week's episodes written by Tony McHale
Series producer Barbara Emile
Directors Roger Gartland, Bill Hays and Leonard Lewis


Writer: Tony McHale
Series Producer: Barbara Emile
Director: Roger Gartland
Director: Bill Hays
Director: Leonard Lewis
Mark Fowler: Todd Carty
Mandy: Nicola Stapleton
Pat Butcher: Pam St Clement
Frank Butcher: Mike Reid
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Michelle: Susan Tully
Jack: James Gilbey
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Mrs Hewitt: Elizabeth Power
Rachel: Jacquetta May
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Nigel: Paul Bradley
Donald: Robert Wilson
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Phil: Steve McFadden
Grant: Ross Kemp
Ricky: Sid Owen
Sam: Danniella Westbrook
Hattie Tavernier: Michelle Gayle
Steve: Mark Monero
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Richard: Ian Reddington
Clyde: Steven Woodcock
Jules: Tommy Eytle
Gary: Thomas Craig
Arlene: Ceri Dupree
Santa: Derek Deadman

: 2 Point 4 Children

A Christmas edition of the comedy by Andrew Marshall , starring Belinda Lang Gary Olsen
Misery. The Porters agree reluctantly to spend Christmas with Bill's mother Bette.
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Comedy By: Andrew Marshall
Unknown: Belinda Lang
Unknown: Gary Olsen
Producer: Richard Boden
Bill: Belinda Lang
Ben: Gary Olsen
Rona: Julia Hills
Bette: Liz Smith
Jenny: Clare Woodgate
David: John Pickard
Christine: Kim Benson

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Ian Botham captain two teams of sporting celebrities answering questions put to them by David Coleman. Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: David Coleman.
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Peter Cockroft
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Poltergeist II

Horror about evil forces from another world starring Jobeth Williams, Craig T Nelson
It is four years since the Freeling family's horrific encounter with unfriendly spirits and they are safely resettled. Then the site of their old home is disturbed, and an Indian burial ground is uncovered.
Director Brian Gibson
● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Jobeth Williams
Unknown: Craig T Nelson
Diane Freeling: Jobeth Williams
Steve Freeling: Craig Nelson
Carol Anne Freeling: Heather O'Rourke
Robbie Freeling: Oliver Robins
Tangina Barrons: Zelda Rubinstein
Taylor: Will Sampson
Kane: Julian Beck
Grammajess: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Neil Diamond's Christmas Special

American singer and songwriter Neil Diamond sings festive favourites in informal settings, accompanied by choirs from around America.
Songs include Christmas standards like White
Christmas, Little Drummer
Boyand Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, and carols such as We Three Kings, Silent Night, God Rest YeMerry Gentlemenand 0 Come, 0 Come Emmanuel. ● STEREO


Songwriter: Neil Diamond

: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Tonight's Movie Classic is
John Huston 's adaptation of a novel by the mysterious B Traven about gold, greed and human nature at its worst, starring Humphrey Bogart Walter Huston
Tim Holt
Humphrey Bogart gives a memorable performance as the most bitter of a trio of itinerant
Americans caught up in the Mexican gold rush.
Huston received Oscars for both screenplay and direction, and his father Walter won Best
Supporting Actor in the part of the grizzled prospector whose predictions come true when the trio strike it rich.
0 FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Walter Huston
Unknown: Tim Holt
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Dobbs: Humphrey Bogart
Howard: Walter Huston
Curtin: Tim Holt
Cody: Bruce Bennett
McCormick: Barton MacLane
Gold Hat: Alfonso Bedoya'
Presidente: A Soto Rangel
El Jefe: Manuel Donde
Pablo: Jose Torvay
Flashy girl: Jacqueline Dalya
Mexican boy: Bobby Blake
White Suit: John Huston

: Weather

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