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: Business Breakfast

6.00, 6.15, 6.30, 6.45, 6.58 News; 6.15 Financial papers; 6.25 Sport; 6.29, 6.55
Weather. Editor Paul Gibbs


Editor: Paul Gibbs

: Breakfast News

News every 15 minutes. 7.12, 7.40,
8.12,8.40 Business; 7.20, 7.50, 8.20,
8.50 Sport; 7.25,8.25,8.55 Weather, Regional news, Travel. Editor Bob Wheaton


Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Defenders of the Earth

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
Animated adventures. Rpt


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: The Night of the Red Hunter

First of a four-part daily drama.
Peter and Maggie run away and find themselves taken in by the mysterious Piperfamily. Rpt Subtitled

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop. Rpt Stereo

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Today: 10.40 Where There's a Will 10.45 Travel 10.50 Medical Matters 11.00 News
(Subtitled) Regional News; Weather 11.05 TV Comment 11. 10 Advice Phone-in 11.20 Star Guest of the Day 11.30 Patric Walker 's Video Horoscope 11.40 Touch of Love 11.45 Style Counsel 11.55 Hot Line 12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather
Editor Mike Hollingsworth Stereo


Unknown: Patric Walker
Editor: Mike Hollingsworth Stereo

: Pebble Mill

Alan Titchmarsh 's guest today is Diana Weston.
12.55 Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Diana Weston.

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo Subtitled

: Best of British

Classic clips from past decades of British movies.

: Knots Landing

Mack tracks down the Oakman
Industries accountant in Toronto.

: Family Affairs

Gloria Hunniford and Caron Keating look at how to cope with seasonal stress. Stereo


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Caron Keating

: Cartoon

: The Adventures of Spot

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Funnybones

Animated adventures of three skeletons. Rpt Stereo

: Star Pets

Last in series. Stereo

: Bananaman

: Mortimer and Arabel

Sgt Cutlink still thinks Mortimer has eaten the computer tape. Written by Joan Aiken and Lizza Aiken
(Final part on Wednesday at 4.20pm)


Unknown: Sgt Cutlink
Written By: Joan Aiken
Written By: Lizza Aiken

: Albert the 5th Musketeer

Last in series.

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

: Neighbours

Stephen takes an expensive stand, Julie makes a brave decision and Rick is faced with a dilemma.
Stereo Subtitled

: Six O'Clock News

With John Humphrys and Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Newsroom South East

The latest regional news presented by Tim Ewart , with sport from Rob Curling.
RADIO TIMES AROUND BRITAIN GUIDE helps you get the most out of London and the South East. Available at£4.99 by telephone 0[number removed](credit cards only).


Presented By: Tim Ewart
Unknown: Rob Curling.
Editor: Guy Pelham

: Telly Addicts

Following last week's victory, and to round off the series, this year's Telly Addicts champion family take on a team of TV professionals - Shane Richie, Anthea Turner,
Eamonn Holmes and Timmy Mallet.
Presented by Noel Edmonds.


Contestant: Shane Richie
Contestant: Anthea Turner
Contestant: Eamonn Holmes
Contestant: Timmy Mallet
Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Director: Graham Wetherell
Producer: Richard L Lewis

: Watchdog

Troubles with Tradesmen
A special investigation into how 60,000 homeowners each year are troubled by rogue tradesmen who rip off customers, take work off real home improvement tradesmen and tarnish the image of their trade with their shoddy and dubious methods. Tonight's programme uncovers the household horror stories created by a builder and a plumber who have caused misery and brought money worries to their unfortunate customers. How can the consumer avoid the cowboys? Paul Greene reports. Producer Helen O'Rahilly Editor Sarah Caplin


Unknown: Paul Greene
Editor: Sarah Caplin

: That's Showbusiness

Mike Smith returns to host a special edition of the panel show that quizzes celebrities on their knowledge of their profession and confronts them with archive clips that reveal their past professional sins.
Tonight's teams competing for the Yuletide Log trophy are Good Guys Nigel Havers and Keith Barron who take on EastEnder Michelle Collins and Casualty's Cathy Shipton. A new series of the show begins in January. Producer Graham B Owens
Executive producer Nick Vaughan-Banatt


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: Michelle Collins
Unknown: Cathy Shipton.
Producer: Graham B Owens
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Banatt

: 2 Point 4 Children

A special episode of the family sitcom starring
Belinda Lang , Gary Olsen After last year's experience, the Porter family and Rona plan to spend a relaxing
Christmas with Bette and Auntie Pearl in a hotel in the country but fate has other ideas.
Written by Andrew Marshall
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Unknown: Belinda Lang
Unknown: Gary Olsen
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Bill: Belinda Lang
Ben: Gary Olsen
Rona: Julia Hills
Jenny: Clare Buckfield
David: John Pickard
Bette: Liz Smith
Auntie Pearl: Barbara Lott
Christine: Kim Benson

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee -


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Scrooged

Anarchic seasonal comedy starring
Bill Murray , Karen Allen Robert Mitchum
Frank Cross , the youngest network president in television history, is a man who hates
Christmas and plans to exploit the holidays to attract as many viewers as possible - no matter what it takes. However, Frank is about to be visited by three unconventional ghosts who will go to any lengths to make him change his mean-spirited ways. A modem version of A
Christmas Carol, it has Buddy Hackett. John Houseman , Robert Goulet , Mary Lou Retton and Lee Majors making guest appearances as themselves.
Director Richard Donner (1988)
FILM REVlEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Bill Murray
Unknown: Karen Allen
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Frank Cross
Unknown: Buddy Hackett.
Unknown: John Houseman
Unknown: Robert Goulet
Unknown: Mary Lou
Director: Richard Donner
Frank Cross: Bill Murray
Claire Phillips: Karen Allen
Preston Rheinelander: Robert Mitchum
Lete Hayward: John Forsythe
Eliot Loudermilk: Bobcat Goldthwait
Ghost of Christmas Present: Carol Kane
Brice Cummings: John Glover
Ghost of Christmas Past: David Johansen
Grace Cooley: Alfre Woodard
Earl Cross: Brian Doyle Murray
Herman: Michael J Pollard

: Film 93 with Barry Norman

In the last regular edition of the show before the end of year roundup on Holiday Tuesday at 1 lpm, a review of A Perfect
World directed by and starring Clint Eastwood , with Kevin Costner playing against type as an escaped convict. Director Paul Wooding
Producer Bruce Thompson
RADIO TIMES FILM AND VIDEO GUIDE: compiled by Derek Winnert with an introduction by Barry Norman , £ 14.99 from booksellers.
BARRY NORMAN pages 44-45


Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Kevin Costner
Director: Paul Wooding
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Derek Winnert
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Carry On Doctor

First of four Carry On comedies, tonight starring Frankie Howerd Sidney James
Kenneth Williams
Francis Bigger is a notorious charlatan who tours the country lecturing on mind over matter. During one of his performances he falls off the platform and is taken to the chaotic local hospital.
Director Gerald Thomas (1968)
(Carry On Matron is on Wednesday at 11.55pm)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Francis Bigger
Director: Gerald Thomas
Francis Bigger: Frankie Howerd
Charles Roper: Sidney James
Dr Tinkle: Kenneth Williams
Mr Barron: Charles Hawtrey
Dr Kilmore: Jim Dale
Sandra May: Barbara Windsor
Chloe Gibson: Joan Sims
Matron: Hattie Jacques

: Weather

: BBC Select

RCN Nursing Update: Unit 41 - Breaking Bad News.

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