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: Lassie

: Mythical Magical Creatures

With Philippa Forrester. Stereo
Traditional animal stories told in song. Today why is the raven black?

: Felix the Cat

: Peter Pan and the Pirates

Animated adventures.

: Marlene Marlowe Investigates

Live-action cartoon.
Written by Roy Apps Stereo


Written By: Roy Apps

: Tom and Jerry's Greatest Hits

Cat-and-mouse mayhem. Rpt

: Live and Kicking

This week's special guests are teen pop idols Take That, performing live in the studio. Shane Richie and Peter Simon present a special edition of Run the Risk. John has a seasonal Haunted House, Emma meets some reindeer, and there's the usual cartoon fun.
Presented by Andi Peters, Emma Forbes, John Barrowman, Trev Neal and Simon Hickson.

(Spend Christmas Day with Take That: 2.00pm, Radio 1)

Write to: [address removed] or telephone [number removed] (lines open from 8.30am)
Competition line: [number removed] (maximum cost of call 20p), for a copy of the rules send an sae to [address removed]
See this week: page 12


Presenter: Andi Peters
Presenter: Emma Forbes
Presenter: John Barrowman
Presenter: Trev Neal
Presenter: Simon Hickson
Presenter (Run the Risk"): Shane Richie
Presenter (Run the Risk"): Peter Simon
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.
12.20 Football Focus
A look at the weekend's key games in the FA Premiership. With Bob Wilson.
12.45, 1.15, 1.50 Racing
From Ascot, featuring races at 12.50,
1.20 and 1.55. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan. Julian Wilson , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
1.00 News
1.05 Ski-ing
Action from the men's downhill championship from Val Gardena , Italy, as World Cup downhill champion Franz Heinzer bids for his fourth successive championship. Commentary David Vine.
1.30 Golf
Brief highlights from the second round of the Johnnie Walker World
Championship of Golf from Jamaica. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley and Steve Rider.
2.05 Show Jumping
The Grand Prix from Olympia.
Commentary by Michael Tucker and Stephen Hadley.
2.55,3.55 Rugby League
On quarter-final day in the Regal
Trophy, live coverage of the whole of the top fourth-round tie. Kick-off
3.00pm. Commentary by Ray French .
3.45 Football Half-Times
4.35 Final Score
A full roundup of the day's results. Producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.
Unknown: Bob Wilson.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan.
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore.
Unknown: Val Gardena
Unknown: Franz Heinzer
Unknown: David Vine.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Steve Rider.
Commentary By: Michael Tucker
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Commentary By: Ray French
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Dad's Army

The vicar, the verger and the warden are umpires when the Walmington-on-Sea platoon takes an initiative test against their old rivals from Eastgate. With Arthur Lowe , John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn.
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft Producer David Croft


Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Clive Dunn.
Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft
Producer: David Croft

: Big Break

This week snooker veteran Cliff Wilson is challenged by Darren Morgan and newcomer Paul Davies. With referee John Virgo and host Jim Davidson.
Director Charles Garland ; Producer John Burrowes


Unknown: Cliff Wilson
Unknown: Darren Morgan
Unknown: Paul Davies.
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Jim Davidson.
Director: Charles Garland
Producer: John Burrowes

: Noel's House Party

There's a Gotcha for Olympic javelin medallist Steve Backley , and Formula 1 racing driver
Martin Brundle Grabs-a -Grand. Plus a special gunge match between Piers Morgan of the Sun and Rick Sky of the Daily Mirror, and the Big Pork Pie. Producer Jonathan Beazley
Executive producer Michael Leggo


Unknown: Steve Backley
Unknown: Martin Brundle Grabs-A
Unknown: Rick Sky
Producer: Jonathan Beazley
Producer: Michael Leggo

: Casualty

While the rest of the nation is preparing for Christmas, the staff of Holby City Accident and Emergency department are dealing with managerial skulduggery, an unseasonal bee-sting and the results of a jealous brawl.
Mark and Jane are involved in a furore when information concerning the hospital's future is leaked to the local press, while paramedic Josh faces a more immediate crisis when he has to perform a tracheotomy on Gerry, who has been stung in the throat by a bee.
Then along comes Giovanni, a love-struck pastry chef, reeling from a blow to the head with a bread board from his rival for waitress Eileen.
For regular cast see Christmas Sunday at 8pm.


Writer: Sam Snape
Producer: Michael Ferguson
Director: Charles Beeson
Brian Crawford: Brendan O'Hea
Mark Calder: Oliver Parker
Jane Scott: Caroline Webster
Mie Nishi-Kawa: Naoko Mori
Gerry Talbot: Greg Hicks
Giovanni Fachetti: George Rossi
Eileen: Mairead Carty

: News and Sport

With John Humphrys. Subtitled Weather John Kettley


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Comedy written and directed by John Hughes , creator of Home
Alone, starring Steve Martin John Candy
Some travellers get delayed. Others get detoured. The unluckiest get Del Griffith - as executive Neal Page discovers on a disastrous journey home to Chicago for Thanksgiving.
(1987) Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Directed By: John Hughes
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Del Griffith
Unknown: Neal Page
Neal Page: Steve Martin
Del Griffith: John Candy
Susan Page: Laila Robbins
State trooper: Michael McKean
Taxi racer: Kevin Bacon
Owen: Dylan Baker
Joy: Carol Bruce
Marti: Olivia Burnette
Peg: Diana Douglas
Doobie: Larry Hankin

: Match of the Day

Highlights of two of the top matches in the FA Premiership, plus goals and news from the other games. Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Series producer John Shrewsbury
Editor Brian Barwick


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Golf

Third round action in the world championship from Jamaica. Introduced by Steve Rider. (Tte final round can be seen tomorrow at


Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: Weather

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