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and Regional News; Weather

: Hallo Spencer

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. • STEREO
Puppet adventures.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Babar

Classic story of Babar the elephant.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Cuckooland

Return of the comedy about a house with a life of its own.

: Swamp Thing

Animated adventures.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Come Midnight Monday

4: Spack and the Shire
Secretary, Harrison, lose their motion to dispose of "Wombat". (Rpt. For cast see Wednesday 23)

: Why Don't You .. ?

The new gang is at large in a whacky mansion, offering activities, recipes and games for the school holidays. Today: juggling, ballroom dancing and pizza-making. STEREO
● WRITE TO: Why Don't You?
PO Box 888, Manchester M60 1SH.

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop. • STEREO

: The Phantom Treehouse

Animation. Tom is a talkative boy with a vivid imagination. His pet dog Rags leads him to a mysterious treehouse, the entrance to a strange, colourful land.
Screenplay/Director Paul Williams ● FILMS: pages 41-65

: Sons of the Musketeers

Adventure starring Maureen O'Hara
The throne of France is in deadly peril - only four swashbuckling avengers can save the succession. With Cornel
Wilde, Robert Douglas , Gladys Cooper , Dan O'Herlihy , Alan Hale Jr and June Clayworthy.
Director Lewis Allen
● FILMS; pages 4 1-65


Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Robert Douglas
Unknown: Gladys Cooper
Unknown: Dan O'Herlihy
Director: Lewis Allen

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Peter Cockroft
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Neighbours


: Eldorado

Gwen is concerned about Terry's effect on Blair.
Episode written by Peter Jones
Teletext subtitles p:888


Writer: Peter Jones

: Cartoon

: Star Trek the Motion Picture

The original movie based on the successful television series, starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
An unknown force is destroying Klingon spaceships. The USS Enterprise, after a refit, is ordered back into service, with James T Kirk in command.
Director Robert Wise
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 4 1-65


Unknown: William Shatner
Unknown: Leonard Nimoy
Unknown: James T Kirk
Capt James Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr Bones McCoy: Deforrest Kelley
Cdr Willard Decker: Stephen Collins
Ilia: Persis Khambatta
Scotty: James Doohan
Sulu: George Takei
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Christine Chapel: Majel Barrett
Janice Rand GRACE: Lee Whitney

: The Russ Abbot Christmas Show

The excesses of Christmas Day are only too obvious when an overweight Peter Pan teaches Wendy how to fly. With special guest star Les Dennis, and Bella Emberg , Tom Bright ,
Sherrie Hewson , Lisa Maxwell and Barry Craine.


Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson
Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Barry Craine.

: Final Score

Introduced by David Davies.


Introduced By: David Davies.

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Bernard Davey
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Toby is riding for a fall, and Brad is shattered when his birthday present has a devastating effect on Beth. Gaby catches a shoplifter and then makes a surprising decision.


Unknown: Beth. Gaby

: Jim'II Fix It

A seasonal special in which
Jimmy Savile plays Santa Claus for viewers and makes their dreams come true. Among the wishes granted is that of 7-year-old John O'Keefe , who wants to get in the ring with World Wrestling Federation champion "Rowdy"
Roddy Piper. Most requested "Fix It" of the year was to meet the pop group Take That, and Sonia Anido , 15, even ends up in their latest video. But the strangest wish sees Jimmy secretly attending a very special event - a Jimmy Savile Lookalike Party. Director Helen Gartell
Producer Roger Ordish


Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: John O'Keefe
Unknown: Roddy Piper.
Unknown: Sonia Anido
Director: Helen Gartell
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Telly Addicts

In this special edition of the television knowledge quiz, Noel Edmonds raids the archives for some festive goodies to challenge his celebrity guests. Answering the questions are Birds of a Feather Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson , singer Michael Ball ,
Keith Barron (Good Guys), EastEnder Michelle Collins , Rosemarie Ford (Generation Game),
Geoffrey Hughes (Keeping Up Appearances), and radio and TV personality Danny Baker. Director Graham Wetherell
Producer Richard L Lewis ● STEREO


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Singer: Linda Robson
Singer: Michael Ball
Singer: Keith Barron
Unknown: Michelle Collins
Unknown: Rosemarie Ford
Unknown: Geoffrey Hughes
Unknown: Danny Baker.
Director: Graham Wetherell
Producer: Richard L Lewis

: Twins

First showing on network television of this comedy blockbuster, starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger Danny DeVito
Separated at birth, after a genetic experiment, gentle giant Julius Benedict seeks his twin, only to find the vigorously devious Vincent in a whole mess of trouble.
Menaced by loan sharks and targeted by a killer, the mismatched siblings set out on a cross-country quest to unravel their parentage, only to get tangled up in further misadventures.
Director Ivan Reitman
0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 0 FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Unknown: Danny Devito
Unknown: Julius Benedict
Director: Ivan Reitman
Julius Benedict: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Vincent Benedict: Danny Devito
Mamie Mason: Kelly Preston
Linda Mason: Chloe Webb
Mary Ann: Bonnie Bartlett
Webster: Marshall Bell
Beetroot McKMey: Trey Wilson
Al Greco: David Caruso
Granger: Hugh O'Brian
Werner: Tony Jay
Mitchell Traven: Nehemiah Persoff

: Main News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Bernard Davey
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: One Jasper Carrott

One of Britain's funniest sit-down comedians returns to the stool with some acerbic new material delivered from the stage of the Theatre Royal in London's Drury Lane. And this time. he says, he's angry. Director/Producer Paul Smith

: One Foot in the Grave

Last year's Christmas edition of the comedy series about a natural pessimist, starring Richard Wilson
Annette Crosbie
Writer David Renwick described it as "an unseasonal tale of death, destruction and herbal tea".
The Man in the Long Black Coat. Seven months after having 100 garden gnomes mercilessly gunned down in cold blood, Victor still has a score to settle with his next door neighbour, Patrick. Meanwhile, down on his allotment, all is not what it seems with a pile of horse manure. Former Monty Python Eric Idle (who wrote and sings the programme's theme tune) makes a guest appearance.
Director/Producer Susan Belbin


Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Annette Crosbie
Unknown: David Renwick
Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: Eric Idle
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meidrew: Annette Crosbie
Patrick: Angus Deayton
Pippa: Janine Duvitski
Receptionist: Cecily Hobbs
Nick Swainey: Owen Brenman
Mr Killick: Michael Robbins
Mervyn Whale: Eric Idle

: Match of the Day

Highlights from two of the day's top Premier League games. There's a double helping of roundups, with all of today's other goals and a look at how everyone fared on Boxing Day. Plus a chance to vote in December's Goal of the Month competition. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley and Tony Gubba. Introduced by Ray Stubbs , with comment and analysis from
Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen. Series producer John Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick


Commentary By: Clive Tyldesley
Commentary By: Tony Gubba.
Introduced By: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Alan Hansen.

: Downhill Racer

Documentary director Michael Ritchie 's first feature film, featuring some dazzling location ski-ing sequences, and starring Robert Redford
Gene Hackman
An ambitious downhill racer, a loner from Colorado, pursues his chance in the Winter
Olympics with single-minded determination, despite hostility from his father.
● FILMS; pages41-65


Director: Michael Ritchie
Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Gene Hackman
David Chappallet: Robert Redford
EugeneClaire: Gene Hackman
Carole Stahl: Camilla Sparv
Tommy Erb: Joe Jay Jalbert
DK Bryan: Timothy Kirk
Mayo: Dabney Coleman
Johnny Creech: Jim McMullan
Tony Kipsmith: Oren Stevens
Machet: Karl Michael Volger
Bruce Devore: Rip McManus
Ron Engel: Jerry Dexter

: Weather

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