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
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
With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
Animated adventures. Rpt
First of a four-part daily drama.
Peter and Maggie run away and find themselves taken in by the mysterious Piperfamily. Rpt Subtitled
The Why Bird Stop. Rpt Stereo
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
Alan Titchmarsh 's guest today is Diana Weston.
12.55 Regional News; Weather
(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo Subtitled
Classic clips from past decades of British movies.
Mack tracks down the Oakman
Industries accountant in Toronto.
Gloria Hunniford and Caron Keating look at how to cope with seasonal stress. Stereo
With Toby Anstis.
Animated adventures of three skeletons. Rpt Stereo
Sgt Cutlink still thinks Mortimer has eaten the computer tape. Written by Joan Aiken and Lizza Aiken
(Final part on Wednesday at 4.20pm)
Stephen takes an expensive stand, Julie makes a brave decision and Rick is faced with a dilemma.
With John Humphrys and Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee
The latest regional news presented by Tim Ewart , with sport from Rob Curling.
Editor Guy Pelham REGIONAL PROGRAMME
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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.
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
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
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
With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee -
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
Ghost of Christmas Present:
Ghost of Christmas Past:
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
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First of four Carry On comedies, tonight starring Frankie Howerd Sidney James
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
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