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: Defenders of the Earth

WithZoeBallandChrisJarvis. Stereo
Animated adventures. Rpt

: The Night of the Red Hunter

2: Peter and Maggie uncover the secrets of the Piper graveyard but Peter falls increasingly under the thrall oflshMurdie. Rpt Subtitled

: Playdays

Playground Stop. Stereo

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Featuring 10.40 Consumer Sleuth 10.45 Good Housekeeping 11.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather 11.05 TV Comment
11.10 Agony Phone-In 11.20 Star Guest of the Day 11.30 Patric Walker 's Video
Horoscope 11.40 Touch of Love 11.55 Hot Line 12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather Stereo HOTLINE: [number removed](24 hours), or write: PO Box 9000. Birmingham B 1 1 NA.


Unknown: Patric Walker

: Pebble Mill

With Judi Spiers.
12.55 Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Judi Spiers.

: Neighbours

(Detailsat5.35pm) Stereo Subtitled

: Best of British

Classic collection of extracts from past decades of British movies.

: Jackaroo

First of a two-part drama set in the rugged Australian outback.
Jack Simmonds is a Jackaroo, a cattle ranch hand and the son of a part-Aboriginal itinerant worker. He ends up at Glen Ayre , a huge cattle ranch which, it transpires, he has a claim to. But when he falls in love with the tough owner's niece his troubles really begin.
(Part 2 tomorrowat 1.50pm)


Unknown: Jack Simmonds
Unknown: Glen Ayre
Clare Mallory: Annie Jones
Jack Simmonds: David McCubbin
Martha Logan: Tina Bursill
Ambrose Barberton: Warren Mitchell
Jimby: Dot Collard
Roy Moilory: Colin McEwan

: Defenders of the Earth

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Moomin


: Spacevets


: The Really Wild Show

In a special programme, hosted from London Zoo's Hummingbird Theatre, Michaela Strachan, Terry Nutkins and Chris Packham take a look at zoos of the future.
(Rpt) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Michaela Strachan
Presenter: Terry Nutkins
Presenter: Chris Packham

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

Nick finds it hard to live with the decisions he made earlier in the year. (Final part and cast list tomorrow at 5.10pm)

: Neighbours

Phoebe and Stephen face a crisis and Helen and Cameron hatch a plot to thwart Jim.

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Holiday

Jill Dando presents this week's programme from the new
Eastern and Oriental Express on its journey from Singapore to Bangkok. Also featured are Kathy Tayler taking part in a cycling holiday in Holland for deaf-blind youngsters,
Paul Gogarty joining the throng of British holidaymakers on the Greek island of Corfu, and Sue Cook on a winter weekend in a cottage in the village of Great Tew, Oxfordshire.
Producer Simon Shaw ; Editor Jane Lush
BBC HOLIDAYS MAGAZINE: containing resort reports, news. advice and information, £1.40 from newsagents.


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Unknown: Paul Gogarty
Unknown: Sue Cook
Producer: Simon Shaw

: EastEnders

The Fowlers pull together over the arrangements for Pete's funeral.
(For cast see Thursday 23 December)

: Children's Hospital

The final story from the wards begins amid the excitement of bonfire night. Despite the warnings, accidents still happen and Casualty is on stand-by. Eleven-year-old Frankie [text removed] has been out collecting bonfire wood and gets his thumb stuck on a nail. Meanwhile on Ward 4, doctors are worried about little
Simon [text removed] 's new liver. And as the series draws to an end, we catch up with the youngsters who have featured over the last ten weeks.
Producer Mark Phillips
Senes producer Richard Bradley
INFORMATION SHEET: send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Frankie [text removed]
Unknown: Simon [text removed]
Producer: Mark Phillips
Producer: Richard Bradley

: A Question of Sport

Team captain Bill Beaumont is joined by cricketer
Robin Smith and Formula 1 driver
Johnny Herbert. And on Ian Botham 's side there are footballer Bryan Gunn and swimmer Sarah Hardcastle.
David Coleman referees.
Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: Captain Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Robin Smith
Unknown: Johnny Herbert.
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Bryan Gunn
Unknown: Sarah Hardcastle.
Unknown: David Coleman
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Between the Lines

Producer Peter Norris promises something special as the powerful police series comes to the end of its run. "The BBC have committed themselves to a third series, he says, before adding with a touch of mystery, "but It will have to be different because of questions left unanswered in this episode and the climactic end to the programme."
Series creator J C Wilsher writes the conclusion of this two-part story in which the Complaints Investigation
Bureau's Tony Clark is still trying to nail his former boss, John Deakin.
But for Clark the real trouble is
Trevor Bull , a victim of a police shooting years earlier. Bull is being put under pressure by both Clark and Deakin and this time he is not taking prisoners.
Director Richard Standeven


Producer: Peter Norris
Unknown: Tony Clark
Unknown: John Deakin.
Unknown: Trevor Bull
Director: Richard Standeven
Tony Clark: Neil Pearson
Harry Naylor: Tom Georgeson
Maureen Connell: Siobhan Redmond
John Deakin: Tony Doyle
Chief Supt Graves: Robin Lermitte
Commander Sullivan: Hugh Ross
Angela Berridge: Francesca Annis
Trevor Bull: Frank Harper
Commander BignalL: Colin McCormacK
Insp Dilke: David Morrisey
Det Insp Stroud: Martin Troakes

: Omnibus

Sunset Boulevard
Thousands of stage shows are made into films; the reverse process is rarer and more problematical, but Andrew Lloyd Webber has brought Billy Wilder 's great
1950 film Sunset Boulevard to the London stage. This month it also opens in Los Angeles, a situation akin to taking coals to Newcastle according to Alan Benson , producer of this week's Omnibus film on the story of this screen-to-stage adaptation.
"Andrew's decision to open Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles - bypassing Broadway - is quite a risk," says Benson. "LA is a movie-literate community, it's the setting for the original, and comparisons will be made." Lloyd Webber does have two immediate advantages, however. Glenn Close stars as the doomed Norma Desmond, and Billy Wilder has given his blessing to the project. "This man Sir Andrew is on a roll," he said when the show opened in London. "You should put your chips where he does." Series editor Nigel Williams


Interviewee: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer: Glenn Close
Interviewee: Billy Wilder
Producer: Alan Benson
Associate Producer: Jenny King
Director: Alan Benson

: Sunset Boulevard

Tonight's Movie
Classic is the film that inspired the Lloyd Webber-musical. It stars
William Holden
Gloria Swanson
Erich von Stroheim
An out-of-work screenwriter stumbles upon the neglected mansion of a silent screen star who is planning a triumphant comeback. Gloria Swanson gives a tour deforce as the tragic Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder 's classic.
With Cecil B DeMille , H B Warner, Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
(1950) B/W Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Gloria Swanson
Unknown: Erich von Stroheim
Unknown: Gloria Swanson
Unknown: Norma Desmond
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Cecil B Demille
Unknown: Ray Evans
Unknown: Jay Livingston
Joe Gillis: William Holden
Norma Desmond: Gloria Swanson
MaxvonMayerling: Erich von Stroheim
Betty Schaefer: Nancy Olson
Sheldrake: Fred Clark
Morino: Lloyd Gough
Artie Green: Jack Webb
Undertaker: Franklyn Farnum

: Weather

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