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: The Treasure of Lost Canyon

Family drama starring William Powell
Discovering long-buried treasure in an old mission, orphan David finds the fabulous wealth threatens to upset life with his new family. With
Tommy Ivo , Rosemary De Camp. Director Ted Tetzlaff
● FILMS: pages 41-65

Contributors

Unknown: William Powell
Unknown: Tommy Ivo
Unknown: Rosemary de Camp.
Director: Ted Tetzlaff

: News; Weather

: This is the Day

Christmas Special with Roy Castle
Tap-dancer, singer, musician and record-breaker, Roy Castle has been entertaining people for nearly 50 years. Over the past 12 months he has battled against lung cancer, so this Christmas is a special celebration for him. Graham
Young joins Roy Castle and his family at home for live music, worship and laughter. ● STEREO

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Roy Castle

: Christmas in Europe

Europe's broadcasters come together in a celebration of Christmas traditions and folklore, capturing the excitement and mystery of the season throughout Europe.

: The Natural Olympian

Speed, stamina and strength: Olympic athletes strive for them, animals survive by them. This film looks at top performers from both the natural and human worlds.
● STEREO

: The Italian Job

Comedy starring Michael Caine
Just out of jail, Charlie Croker "inherits" plans for a gold heist. But he must overcome a few problems, like lack of money and the anger of the Mafia!
Director Peter Collinson
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 41-65

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Charlie Croker
Director: Peter Collinson
Charlie Croker: Michael Caine
Mr Bridger: Noel Coward
Professor Peach: Benny Hill
Altabani: Raf Vallone
Camp Freddie: Tony Beckley
Beckerman: Rossano Brazzi
Lorna: Maggie Blye
Miss Peach: Irene Hanol
Governor: John Le Mesurier
Birkenshaw: Fred Emney
Garage manager: John Clive
Keats: Graham Payn
Arthur: Michael Standing

: News

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Christmas celebrations in the Square bring an unusual entertainer to the Vic, a nasty surprise for Pat and a surprising decision for
Arthur, while Mandy faces up to her past.
0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888

: Chariots of Fire

The celebrated story of those striving for
Olympic glory, starring
Ben Cross , Ian Charleson This multi-award winning drama portrays the struggles, triumphs and disappointments of two of the British athletes aiming for the 1924 Paris
Olympics. Scot Eric Liddell runs for his religion, while
Jewish Harold Abrahams races against prejudice. Both men are driven to prove themselves, on the track and off it.
Director Hugh Hudson
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 41-65

Contributors

Unknown: Ben Cross
Unknown: Ian Charleson
Unknown: Eric Liddell
Unknown: Jewish Harold Abrahams
Director: Hugh Hudson
Harold Abrahams: Ben Cross
Eric Liddell: Ian Charleson
Lord Andrew Lindsay: Nigel Havers
Aubrey Montague: Nicholas Farrell
Henry Stallard: Daniel Gerroll
Jennie Liddell: Cheryl Campbell
Sybil Gordon: Alice Krige
Master of Trinity: John Gielgud
Master of Caius: Lindsay Anderson
Lord Birkenhead: Nigel Davenport
Sandy McGrath: Struan Rodger
Sam Mussabini: Ian Holm
Lord Cadogan: Patrick Magee
Jackson Scholz: Brad Davis
Princeof Wales: David Yelland
Duke of Sutherland: Peter Egan

: Disney Time

A Christmas cavalcade of magical Disney clips from favourites such as Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast.
Presented by Sarah Greene. 0 TELETEXTSUBTITLES: page 888

Contributors

Presented By: Sarah Greene.

: Antiques Roadshow - the Next Generation

A special edition full of dolls, toys, trains and teddy bears, presented by Hugh Scully.
This Christmas roadshow for young people, which comes from the National Railway
Museum in York, invites 2,000 enthusiasts to bring their treasured possessions. Children's television presenters Anthea Turner , Andi Peters ,
Michaela Strachan and Neighbours star Kristian Schmid join in the fun. Producer Michele Burgess
Executive producer Christopher Lewis
● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 CHILDREN: page 24

Contributors

Presented By: Hugh Scully.
Presenters: Anthea Turner
Presenters: Andi Peters
Unknown: Michaela Strachan
Unknown: Kristian Schmid
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Michael Fish
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Songs of Praise

For Christmas, from Chester Cathedral. This week's Songs of Praise comes as the culmination of a year of 900th anniversary celebrations for Chester Cathedral.
Martin Bashir introduces a programme of favourite carols and Christmas music and meets local people for whom
Christmas is a time of special significance. With Chester Cathedral Choir and the St Werburgh Orchestra.
0 Come, All Ye Faithful; Good King Wenceslas; God Rest You Merry Gentlemen; Away in a Manger;
Glory to God; Every Star Shall Sing a Carol; Lullay Lord Jesus; The Morning Stars Sang Together. Producer Diane Reid
Editor Roger Hutchings
0 STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888

Contributors

Unknown: Chester Cathedral.
Introduces: Martin Bashir
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: More Auntie's Bloomers

Terry Wogan rummages through the BBC skip for more of those magic moments in broadcasting history when everything that can go wrong, does. It's the night of the year when TV professionals, actors and sports personalities across the length and breadth of the country duck under the duvet in shame as the rest of the nation relishes this spectacular collection of cock-ups.
Written by Steven Knight , Mike Whitehill Director Ian Hamilton
Producer Paul Smith
● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● COMEDY: page5

Contributors

Unknown: Terry Wogan
Written By: Steven Knight
Written By: Mike Whitehill
Director: Ian Hamilton
Producer: Paul Smith

: Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

Joan Hickson stars for the last time as Miss Marple -
Agatha Christie 's self-effacing elderly lady with the intuitive talent for solving mystery.
Also starring Claire Bloom Barry Newman
Gossington Hall has a new owner - the American film star
Marina Gregg. But during the annual charity fete held in the grounds of her house, a local worthy, Heather Badcock , is taken ill and dies. Foul play is suspected and Inspector Craddock is assigned to the case. The first person he calls on is his aunt - Jane Marple.
ProducerGeorge Gallaccio Director Norman Stone
0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p888 0 DRAMA: page 14

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Hickson
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Barry Newman
Unknown: Gossington Hall
Unknown: Marina Gregg.
Unknown: Heather Badcock
Unknown: Inspector Craddock
Unknown: Jane Marple.
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Marina Gregg: Claire Bloom
Jason: Rudd Barrynewman
Dolly Bantry: Gwen Watford
Supt Slack: David Horovitch
Insp Dermot Craddock: John Castle
Ardwyck Fenn: Constantine Gregory
Lola Brewster: Glynis Barber
Ella Zeilinsky: Elizabeth Garvie
Dr Gilchrist: Norman Rodway
Margot Bence: Amanda Elwes
Heather Badcock: Judy Cornwell
Arthur Badcock: Christopher Hancock
Sergeant Lake: Ian Brimble
Guiseppe Murano: John Cassady
Miss Knight: Margaret Courtney
Cherry Baker: Anna Niland

: The Good Life

A special Christmas edition from 1977 of this classic comedy series, by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey. Silly but It's Fun. Tom and Barbara and Margo and Jerry prepare for their respective
Christmases, but neither goes according to plan.
Producer John Howard Davies

Contributors

Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey.
Producer: John Howard Davies
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Margo Leadbeatter: Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter: Paul Eddington
Bill: David Battley

: News

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

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Everyman

Songs of Longing. A portrayal of the extraordinary spiritual world of a parish priest in one of the remotest parts of Britain. Canon Angus MacQueen has returned to Bornish in the Hebridean island of his boyhood, South Uist, west of the Scottish mainland. The power of the elements still shapes the day-to-day life of the islanders, and Celtic beliefs in the supernatural lie easily alongside devout Catholicism. Convinced of its special value, MacQueen is determined to pass on the riches of the Gaelic culture, its language, songs and stories, to a younger generation. Series editor John Blake
A Daniel Whistler/Millennium production for BBCtv
0 TELETEXTSUBTITLES: page 888

Contributors

Editor: John Blake

: Excalibur

A spectacular and bloody version of the legend of King Arthur from director John Boorman , starring Nigel Terry Helen Mirren
This adaptation of Malory's Morte d Arthurincludes the quest for the Holy Grail, the story of Merlin, and the knights of the Round Table.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-65

Contributors

Director: John Boorman
Unknown: Nigel Terry
Unknown: Helen Mirren
King Arthur: Nigel Terry
Morgana: Helen Mirren
Lancelot: Nicholas Clay
Guenevere: Cherie Lunghi
Perceval: Paul Geoffrey
Merlin: Nicol Williamson
Mordred: Robert Addie
Uther Pendragon: Gabriel Byrne
Uryens: Keith Buckley
Igrayne: Katrine Boorman
Gawain: Liam Neeson
Duke of Cornwalt: Corinredgrave
: Kay Niallo'Brien

: Weather









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