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: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Hallo Spencer

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. ● STEREO
Puppet fun.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Babar

Classic story of Babar the elephant.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Cuckooland

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

: Swamp Thing

Cartoon adventures.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Come Midnight Monday

The last part of an Australian drama. Wombat wins the tug-of-war.

: Why Don't You..?

Fitness and competition take over at the house.

: Playdays

The Patch Stop. STEREO

: On the Town

Hollywood musical starring
Gene Kelly
Frank Sinatra
Vera-Ellen Gabey , Chip and Ozzie are three sailors on a 24-hour pass in New York with high hopes for a memorable day. Their first order of business, however, is to find some female company to see the sights with. Directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly ● FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Vera-Ellen Gabey
Directors: Stanley Donen
Gabey: Gene Kelly
Chip: Frank Sinatra
Ozzie: Jules Munshin
Brunhilde Esterhazy: Betty Garrett
Clare Huddesen: Ann Miller
Mme Dilyovska: Florence Bates
Lucy Schmeeler: Alice Pearce
Professor: George Meader

: I Talk to the Animals

Samantha Khury claims she can talk to animals. And, according to hundreds of pet owners who she has helped, she can. Their testimonials offer evidence of her ability to communicate with animals through telepathic images.
12.55pm Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Samantha Khury

: News

With Andrew Harvey. Weather John Kettley e TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Neighbours


: The Boy Who Could Fly

The first showing on network television for this bitter-sweet family drama. Teenager Milly befriends an orphan boy who she suspects hides a fantastic secret.
Written and directed by Nick Castle e STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 FILMS: pages 41-65


Directed By: Nick Castle
Milly Michaelson: Lucy Deakins
Eric Gibb: Jay Underwood
Charlene Michaelson: Bonnie Bedelia
Louis Michaelson: Fred Savage
Mrs Sherman: Colleen Dewhurst
Uncle Hugo: Fred Gwynne
Geneva: Mindy Cohen

: Cartoon

: That's Life! Talented Pets

A holiday special with starring roles for talented animals including Ruby, the elephant artist, and Jake, the most talkative parrot ever to appear on That's Life! Introduced by Esther Rantzen.


Introduced By: Esther Rantzen.

: Barefoot in the Park

Neil Simon 's comedy starring
Robert Redford
Jane Fonda
When newlyweds Paul and Corie move into a one-room flat in Greenwich Village, Corie is on cloud nine. In spite of having no lift and no heating, she refuses to come down to earth.
Director Gene Saks e FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Jane Fonda
Director: Gene Saks
Paul Bratter: Robert Redford
Corie Bratter: Jane Fonda
Victor Velasco: Charles Boyer
Ethel Banks: Mildred Natwick
Frank: Ted Hartley
Aunt Harriet: Mabel Albertson

: Neighbours

Paul decides he can't go on any longer and is convinced his life is ruined. He is on the brink of suicide when Glen declares he is even more determined to make him pay for his crippling injuries. Brenda reveals how she beat Dorothy in the IQ test.

: News

With Andrew Harvey. Weather Bill Giles
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: That's Showbusiness New Year's Eve Show

Mike Smith hosts a special edition of the game show in which two teams of celebrities take a wry look at the last 12 months of showbusiness events including Madonna's book, Michael Jackson 's nose and Michael Douglas 's extremely basic instincts. Plus a special 1992 round of the Videoke game and clips of the best - and the worst - of the year's film and television.
With special guests Lesley Joseph (Dorien in Birds of a Feather) and one of The Good Guys, Keith Barron.
Teletext subtitles: p888


Presenter: Mike Smith
Director: Nick Rooney
Producer: Nick Vaughan Barratt

: EastEnders

Hattie makes a bold move,
Cindy makes a decision about her future and Ricky helps his father cope with a shock. At the Queen Vic, Nigel steps into the breach to provide the evening's entertainment when Sharon is let down at the last minute.
Episode written by Colin Brake
(For cast see Tuesday 22 December)


Written By: Colin Brake

: Bruce Forsyth: 50 Years in Showbusiness

The popular all-round entertainer looks back on the landmarks of a varied showbusiness career which spans 50 years and which has seen him rise from second-spot comic to the top of the bill star at the London Palladium. When Forsyth was 10, he told an interviewer "I want to be a star and buy a fur coat for my mother." At 14 he left school and travelled the country performing as "Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom". The host of the Generation
Game recalls the lean periods and the high points working with Sammy Davis Jr, Elton John, Tommy Cooper, Juliet Prowse and Julie Andrews. With Michael Parkinson.
Producer David Taylor
Teletext subtitles: 888
Comedy and shows: page 8


Producer: David Taylor

: Appointment with Death

Agatha Christie 's murder mystery featuring a star-studded cast and starring Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud
The famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is hoping for a relaxing holiday in Palestine, but an encounter with a rich widow leads him on a trail of blackmail and murder.
Director Michael Winner
Teletext subtitles: p 888
Films: pages 41-65


Director: Michael Winner
Writer: Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot: Peter Ustinov
Lady Westholme: Lauren Bacall
Colonel Carbury: John Gielgud
Nadine Boynton: Carrie Fisher
Mrs Emily Boynton: Piper Laurie
Miss Quinton: Hayley Mills
Dr Sarah King: Jenny Seagrove
Jefferson Cope: David Soul
Lennox Boynton: Nicholas Guest
Carol Boynton: Valerie Richards
Raymond Boynton: John Terlsky
Ginevra Boynton: Amber Bezer

: Main News

With Andrew Harvey. Regional News
Weather Bill Giles
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Clive James on 1992

An acerbic review of 1992 in a show which promises to reveal the true story behind the royal rumours and expose
Bill Clinton 's real secret passion. Plus the complete lowdown on Boris Yeltsin 's fashion designer, Michael Jackson 's nose, and Norman Lamont 's secret strategy.
A surprise Man and Woman of the Year will be announced and Australian super-model Elle McPherson will present the show's special awards to the truly deserving figures of 1992. Producer Elaine Bedell
Executive producer Richard Drewett ● STEREO


Unknown: Bill Clinton
Unknown: Boris Yeltsin
Designer: Michael Jackson
Designer: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Elle McPherson
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Happy New Year

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev and Rt Hon
Dr George Carey , reflects on the opportunities a new year brings.


Unknown: Dr George Carey

: The Ipcress File

First of the Harry Palmer series of spy thrillers based on the books by Len Deighton , starring Michael Caine
Intelligent but insubordinate operative Harry Palmer is forced into investigating a bizarre "brain drain" among scientists, knowing that in the shabby world of espionage nobody can be trusted and nothing is what it seems.
Director Sidney JFurie
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Harry Palmer
Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Harry Palmer
Director: Sidney Jfurie
Harry Palmer: Michael Caine
Dalby: Nigel Green
Ross: Guy Doleman
Jean Courtney: Sue Lloyd
Carswell: Gordon Jackson
Radcliffe: Aubrey Richards
Bluejay: Frank Gatliff
Barney: Thomas Baptiste
Housemartin: Oliver MacGreevy
Alice: Freda Bamford
Edwards: Anthony Blackshaw
Gray: Barry Raymond
Chikott-Oakes: David Glover
Inspector Keightley: Stanley Meadows
Sir Robert: Peter Ashmore

: Weather

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