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: 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

Final episode of the drama series. The Pipers are forced to flee.

: Playdays

The Patch Stop. Stereo

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Featuring: 10.40 Good Morning 10.45 Room for Improvement 10.50 Consumer Road Test 11.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News and Weather 11.05 TV Review 11.10
Medical Phone-In 11.20 Star Guest ofthe Day
11.30 Patric Walker 's Video Horoscope
11.40 Touch of Love 11.55 Hot Line 12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Patric Walker

: Pebble Mill

Today's programme features the finals of this year's A SongforChristmas competition, judged by a celebrity panel. With Alan Titchmarsh.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo Subtitled

: Best of British

Classic clips from British cinema of period dramas.

: Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

Family drama starring Charles Bronson
Richard Thomas
New York, 1897: 8-year-old Virginia writes to the New York Sun asking if there really is a Santa Claus. A cynical journalist is given the job of replying.
Director Charles Jarrott (1991)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Director: Charles Jarrott
Francis P. Church: Charles Bronson
James O'Hanlon: Richard Thomas
Edward P. Mitchell: Edward Asner
Andrea: Colleen Winton
Evie: Tamsin Kelsey
Virginia O'Hanlon: Katharine Isobel
Donelli: Massimo Bonetti

: Blinky Bill

Cartoon. Stereo

: Get Your Own Back

Last in the game show series with Dave Benson Phillips.


Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips.

: Favourite Songs

0 Christmas Tree. Animation.

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

Including carols around the tree, a look at the Christmas crib and the Blue
Peter panto, Aladdin.

: Neighbours

Debbie awakens to Michael's treachery. Bert has a nasty turn. Lauren discovers the truth about Lou.
Stereo Subtitled

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Top of the Pops

The weekly look at the UK charts. With Mark Franklin. Director/Producer Stanley Appel


Unknown: Mark Franklin.

: EastEnders

Aidan's troubles seem to be getting to him. Nadia attempts to get Phil's attention. Frank doesn't appreciate Pat's attempts to solve their financial problems. Pete is laid to rest, but it seems not everyone wants it that way.
This week's episodes written by Tony McHale Producers Barbara Emile and Leonard Lewis
Directors Margaret Kinmonth and Ian White


Writer: Tony McHale
Producer: Barbara Emile
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Margaret Kinmonth
Director: Ian White
Mandy: Nicola Stapleton
Aidan: Sean Maguire
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Mark: Todd Carty
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Phil: Steve McFadden
Michelle: Susan Tully
Shelley: Nicole Arumugam
Nadia: Anna Barkan
Nigel: Paul Bradley
Sanjay: Deepak Verma
Gita: Shobu Kapoor
Meena: Sudha Bhuchar
Richard: Ian Reddington
Carol: Lindsey Coulson
Alan: Howard Antony
Bianca: Patsy Palmer
Robbie: Dean Gaffney
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Grant: Ross Kemp
Hattie: Michelle Gayle
Jules: Tommy Eytle
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Ricky: Sid Owen
Janine: Alexia Demetriou
Auntie Nellie: Elizabeth Kelly
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Sonia: Natalie Cassidy
Kevin: John Pickard
Johnny T-Bone Wilson: Bill McGillivray
Tracy: Jane Slaughter

: Life in the Freezer

In the last of his series about the Antarctic, David Attenborough reaches Captain Scott's hut, and tells of the epic struggle to be first to the Pole.
Only a hundred years have passed since humans first experienced the savage conditions that can sweep Antarctica, even in its brief summer. Nowadays, there is a permanent settlement of scientists there, enduring winters of permanent darkness and temperatures of minus 70. There, and in 25 other bases on the continent, scientists from many nations are at work throughout the year.
And it took a year, and 14 cameramen, to film the story of Antarctica, capturing the moods of the wildest, coldest and most isolated continent on earth. As
David Attenborough enthuses: " Defying often appalling conditions, they have obtained some of the most memorable images ever to come from this great icy continent." Producer Alastair Fothergill


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Alastair Fothergill

: Goodnight Sweetheart

Romantic comedy about an unlikely time traveller, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst In the last episode of the series, Yvonne delivers an ultimatum to Gary, but Ron makes him an offer he doesn't want to refuse.
Will he return to 1940? And, if he does, will he ever come home again?
Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Director Robin Nash
Producer John Bartlett
An Aiomo production for BBCtv


Unknown: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Written By: Laurence Marks
Unknown: Maurice Gran
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: John Bartlett
Gary: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Phoebe: Dervla Kirwan
Yvonne: Michelle Holmes
Eric: David Ryall
Ron: Victor McGuire
PC Deadman: Christopher Ettridge
Manny: Harry Landis

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Empire of the Sun

Steven Spielberg 's epic Second World
War drama starring Christian Bale
John Malkovich
Nigel Havers
China, December 1941: 11-year-old Jim Graham enjoys a comfortable life with his family among Shanghai's expatriate community. But when the Imperial Japanese army marches into the city, their life of privilege ends and the family flee for their lives. In the turmoil of thousands of refugees, Jim is separated from his parents. Based on J
G Ballard 's acclaimed novel.
Screenplay by Tom Stoppard (1987)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Christian Bale
Unknown: John Malkovich
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Jim Graham
Unknown: G Ballard
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Jim: Christian Bale
Basie: John Malkovich
Dr RawIins: Nigel Havers
Mrs Victor: Miranda Richardson
Frank Demerest: Joe Pantoliano
Maxton: Leslie Phillips
Sgt Nagata: Masato Ibu
Jim'smother: Emily Richard
Jim's father: Rupert Frazer
Mr Victor: Peter Gale
Mr Lockwood: Robert Stephens
Mr Chen: Burt Kwouk
Lt Price: Paul McGann
Yang: Zhai Nai She
Tiptree: David Neidorf
Sergeant Uchida: Guts Ishimatsu
Amy Matthews: Emma Piper
Mr Radik: James Walker
Cohen: Ralph Seymour
Dainty: Ben Stiller

: Erasure

Recorded earlier this year during their "phantasmagorical entertainment tour", this film features the Erasure-live experience. Featuring outlandish costumes, dance routines and Vince Clarke and Andy Bell 's hits. Director Dave Mallet


Unknown: Vince Clarke
Unknown: Andy Bell
Director: Dave Mallet

: Weather

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