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: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Hallo Spencer

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. ● STEREO
From Spencerville, Ohio, the adorable group of puppets.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Babar

Animated adventures.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Cuckooland

Comedy series about a house with a life of its own.

: Swamp Thing

Animated adventures.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Come Midnight Monday

5: As everyone works to get Wombat ready, unexpected problems arise.

: Why Don't You .. ?

Today: play volley blow and make a coconut-ice fruit salad.

: Playdays

The Playground Stop. * STEREO

: Ferry to Hong Kong

Colourful drama, starring Curt Jurgens
Orson Welles
A waterfront layabout is forced from Hong Kong on to the Macao ferry but, much to the pompous captain's disgust,
Macao refuses to let him ashore.
Director Lewis Gilbert
● FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Curt Jurgens
Unknown: Orson Welles
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Mark Conrad: Curt Jurgens
Captain Hart: Orson Welles
Liz Ferrers: Sylvia Syms
Miguel Henriques: Jeremy Spenser
Joe Skinner: Noel Purcell
Miss Carter: Margaret Withers
Johnny Sing-Up: Roy Chiao
Foo oo: Shelley Shen

: Cartoon

: Animal Sanctuary

A look at Penny Boyd's sanctuary for sick and injured animals, refuge to a wide range of wildlife species.

: News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather John Kettley
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Neighbours


: That's Entertainment!

Concluding the spectacular presentation of the greatest moments from the golden age ofMGM musicals.
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41.65

: Pingu

With Philippa Forrester. ● STEREO
Animated fun.


Unknown: Philippa Forrester.

: Noddy

Mr Plod falls off his ladder.
● NODDY MAGAZINE: on sale fortnightly, 65p, from newsagents.


Unknown: Mr Plod

: The Chronicles of Narnia

First of the two-part drama based on the novels by C S Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Horrible cousin Eustace accompanies Lucy and Edmund on a new adventure.
With the voice of Ronald Pickup. Dramatised by Aian Seymour
(Rpt. Part 2 tomorrow at 4. 1 0pm)


Dramatised By: Aian Seymour
Edmund: Jonathan Rscott
Lucy: Sophie Wilcox
Eustace: David Thwaites
King Gaspian: Samuel West
Reepicheep: Warwick Davis
Captain Drinian: John Hallam
Rhince: Guy Fithen
Rynelf: Neales McGrath
Pug: Marcus Eyre
Tacks: Roger McKern

: The Best of Blue Peter

Highlights of the reports from Spain, Brazil, Hungary and the Falklands, plus the best of the year's studio action.
With John Leslie, Diane-Louise Jordan and Anthea Turner.
Teletext Subtitles p.888


Presenter: John Leslie
Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Presenter: Anthea Turner

: Neighbours

Auntie Faye can't wait to walk down the aisle to marry Nev, while Doug can't wait to give her away - but the Ramsay
Street wedding goes horribly wrong. Toby tells Lou he'll never take Harold's place. Madge finally decides to dispose of Harold's old clothes. Could she be clearing the way for Lou to move in? (For cast see Wednesday 23 December. Shown at 1.10pm)


Unknown: Auntie Faye

: News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Bernard Davey
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: The World's Strongest Man

Ten of the world's most powerful men take part in this contest of strength and endurance set against the backdrop of Iceland's dramatic landscape. Paul Dickenson introduces this year's competition for the Tonka Trophy as Magnus Ver
Magnusson defends his title on home ground and England's Jamie Reeves returns to the fray. The line-up of contestants is: Magnus Ver Magnusson (Iceland); Gerrit Badenhorst (South Africa); Gregg Ernst
(Canada); Ilkka Kinnunen and Ilkka Nummisto (Finland); James Perry (USA);
Jamie Reeves (England);
Henning Thorsen (Denmark); Ted Van Der Parre (Holland); Gary Taylor (Wales).
Producer David Pickthall


Introduces: Paul Dickenson
Unknown: Magnus Ver
Unknown: Jamie Reeves
Unknown: Magnus Ver Magnusson
Unknown: Gerrit Badenhorst
Unknown: Gregg Ernst
Unknown: Ilkka Kinnunen
Unknown: Ilkka Nummisto
Unknown: James Perry
Unknown: Jamie Reeves
Unknown: Henning Thorsen
Unknown: Ted Van
Unknown: Gary Taylor
Producer: David Pickthall

: EastEnders

Ricky dreams of a fresh start for his marriage but Sam has a surprise for him. Frank does his best to help Pat, but things are not made any easier by Dot's continued gossip. Michelle notices that Pauline is suffering from post-Christmas blues and decides to give her a treat, while Sharon is delighted by Phil's continued support, and Arthur makes a mistake.
Episode written by Kolton Lee
(For cast see Tuesday 22 December)


Written By: Kolton Lee

: Citizen Smith

Another chance to see the 1980 Christmas edition of John Sullivan 's classic comedy about urban guerrilla Wolfie Smith , head of the Tooting Popular Front, and starring Robert Lindsay
Buon Natale. As Wolfie's girlfriend Shirley can't get home from Italy for Christmas, he decides to visit her.
Director/Producer Ray Butt


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Wolfie Smith
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Buon Natale.
Wolfie Smith: Robert Lindsay
Ken: Michael Grady
Mum: Hilda Braid
Dad: Tony Steedman
Tucker: Tony Millan
Speed: George Sweeney
Ronnie Lynch: David Garfield
Mandy Lynch: Susie Baker

: A Question of Sport

Four top sportspeople join the two regular team captains Bill Beaumont and Ian Botham for this special edition of the sporting quiz which takes a look back at some of the highlights of 1992. As always, keeping the score is the question master David Coleman.
Executive producer
Mike Adley says "It's been a great year for sport, with the Winter Olympics, the European
Football Championships, the Barcelona Olympics and the cricket World Cup. We'll be taking the opportunity of re-living some of the magic moments in our questions." 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Ian Botham
Question Master: David Coleman.
Unknown: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

Michael Buerk presents the latest news reports. Regional News
Weather Bernard Davey
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888 ● NEWS BYTELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all othertimes.


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Gorillas In the Mist

First showing on network television for this film biography of naturalist Dian Fossey , featuring some remarkable wildlife footage and starring Sigoumey Weaver Bryan Brown
Full of high ideals and a passion for nature, Fossey arrives in Africa to research the rare mountain gorillas living in the Virunga mountains of south-east Congo. But, accused of spying, she is forced across the border into Rwanda where she establishes a new research centre and dedicates her life to dismantling the mass of misinformation about these creatures. Under constant threat from poachers, Fossey has to train her own army of local vigilantes and leads an increasingly solitary life. Even romance doesn't diminish her commitment to her life's work.
Director Michael Apted
0 STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Dian Fossey
Unknown: Sigoumey Weaver
Unknown: Bryan Brown
Director: Michael Apted
Unknown: Sigourney Weaver
Dian Fossey: Sigourney Weaver
Bob'Campbell: Bryan Brown
Roz Carr: Julie Harris
Sembagare: John Omirah Mlluwi
Dr Louis Leakey: Iain Cuthbertson
VanVecten: Constantin Alexandrov
Mukara: Waigwa Wachira
Brendan: Iain Glen
Larry: David Lansbury
Kim: Maggie O'Neill
Rushemba: Konga Mbandu
Howard Dowd: Michael J Reynolds

: Curtis Stigers Live in Concert

Recorded at the Corn
Exchange, Cambridge, the distinctive sound of Stigers's brand of soul, featuring his top ten hits You're All That Matters to Me, Sleeping with the Lights On and I Wonder Why. Director/Producer John GSmith ● STEREO

: Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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