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: News

Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Zoe Ball, Philippa Forrester and Chris Jarvis.

7.10 The Dwarf Tree

7.20 Henry's Cat

7.35 The Teddy Bear's Christmas

8.00 News Regional News; Weather

8.10 Defenders of the Earth

8.35 Nick and Noel

9.00 News Regional News; Weather

9.05 On Christmas Eve

9.35 McGee and Me

9.55 Barney

10.05 Playdays
The Tent Stop


Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Philippa Forrester
Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Zoe Ball
Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Chris Jarvis

: The Land before Time

Animated feature following the journey of five young dinosaurs who go on a quest to find a new home in the legendary Great Valley.
With the voices of Pat Hingle , Helen Shaver , Gabriel Damon and Candice Houston.
Director Don Bluth 1988) Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Pat Hingle
Unknown: Helen Shaver
Unknown: Gabriel Damon
Director: Don Bluth

: Best of British

Moments from the best-loved Ealing
Studios comedies.

: Joy to the World

A celebration of Christmas featuring Cliff Richard , Ruby Wax,
Patricia Hodge , Patti Boulaye , Stephanie Cole , Graham Crowden , Colin Welland and a cast of 800 performers in the presence of HRH Princess Margaret. Introduced by Tania Bryer from the Royal Albert Hall.


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Patti Boulaye
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Colin Welland
Introduced By: Tania Bryer
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall.

: Neighbours

(Details at 6.30pm) Stereo Subtitled

: Stay Tooned!

The career of cartoon star Betty Boop.


Unknown: Betty Boop.

: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Musical fantasy starring Dick Van Dyke
An unsuccessful inventor rescues a derelict but magical racing car. With Sally Ann Howes , Lionel Jeffries , Gert Frobe , Anna Quayle , Benny Hill , James Robertson Justice , Robert Helpmann , Heather Ripley and Adrian Hall.
Director Ken Hughes (1968) Subtitled


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Sally Ann Howes
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Gert Frobe
Unknown: Anna Quayle
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: James Robertson Justice
Unknown: Robert Helpmann
Unknown: Heather Ripley
Unknown: Adrian Hall.
Director: Ken Hughes

: The Flintstones

Cartoon fun. Rpt

: Beatrix Potter's Tailor of Gloucester

Beatrix Potter 's favourite of all her novels has been animated by the same team as the already acclaimed tales from The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends. Like them, it features Niamh Cusack , with the voices of Ian Holm and Derek Griffiths.
Potter's detailed illustrations of turn-of-the-century Gloucester have been faithfully rendered to re-create the story of the old tailor, the Mayor's waistcoat and "no more twist!".


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Derek Griffiths.

: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

A double helping of the acclaimed comedy, starring Tony Robinson, Kate Lonergan.

Maid Marian finds it hard to concentrate when a handsome stranger comes to town.


Writer: Tony Robinson
Producer: Richard Callanan
Director: David Bell
Marian: Kate Lonergan
Robin: Wayne Morris
Sheriff: Tony Robinson
Harrington: Danny John-Jules
Rabies: Howard Lew Lewis
Little Ron: Mike Edmonds
King John: Forbes Collins
Gary: Mark Billingham
Graeme: David Lloyd
Guy of Gisborne: Ramsay Gilderdale
Much: Philip Wright
Rotten Rose: Siobhan Fogarty
Gavin: Josh Maguire
Gladys: Hilary Mason
Snooker: Robin Chandler

: News

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Neighbours

Brad finally catches up with the girl of his dreams.
(Stmwnat 1.10pm. Forcast see Wednesday 22 December)

: Bruce Forsyth's Christmas Generation Game

A fun-packed festive edition in which Bruce Forsyth and Rosemarie Ford are joined by surprise celebrity guests.
Family couples compete to see who will perform in tonight's version of Aladdin and whoever wins will reach the prize-laden conveyor belt. Director Bill Morton
Producer David Taylor


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Rosemarie Ford
Director: Bill Morton
Producer: David Taylor

: The Hunt for Red October

Film Premiere. Cold War thriller based on Tom Clancy's bestseller, starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Sam Neill
Soviet nuclear powered submarine Red October is about to go on its maiden voyage to undergo tests for her new sonar system, which makes it virtually impossible to track. Captaining the vessel is Marko Ramius, an enigmatic Lithuanian who disobeys orders and begins heading for the east American coast. Is he about to launch an undetectable, pre-emptive strike? Or, as CIA researcher Jack Ryan believes, is Ramius about to defect? (1990)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Based on the novel by: Tom Clancy
Director: John McTiernan
Captain Marko Ramius: Sean Connery
Jack Ryan: Alec Baldwin
Captain Borodin: Sam Neill
Captain Bart Mancuso: Scott Glenn
Admiral Greer: James Earl Jones
Andrei Lysenko: Joss Ackland
Ivan Putin: Peter Firth
Dr Petrov: Tim Curry
Jeffrey Pelt: Richard Jordan
Skip Tyler: Jeffrey Jones
Seaman Jones: Courtney B Vance

: Chef!

"I hate seeing ingredients walking about," complains
Janice when she and her husband, chef
Gareth Blackstock , visit a free-range turkey farm in preparation for Christmas at Le Chateau
Anglais restaurant.
A Bird in the Hand is a one-off special written by Peter Tilbury , reuniting Lenny Henry with the rest of the regular team, and featuring a guest appearance from Vivian Pickles. A new series begins in the latter part ofl994.
Producer Charlie Hanson
Executive producer Polly McDonald A Crucial production for BBCtv


Unknown: Gareth Blackstock
Written By: Peter Tilbury
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Vivian Pickles.
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Producer: Polly McDonald
Gareth Blackstock: Lenny Henry
Janice Blackstock: Caroline Lee Johnson
Lucinda: Claire Skinner
Everton: Roger Griffiths
Piers: Gary Parker
Otto: Erkan Mustafa
Mrs Courtenay: Vivian Pickles

: Main News

With Philip Hayton. Subtitled
Regional News
Weekend Weather
Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Porridge

The inmates of HM Prison
Slade try to make Christmas a little different this year.
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Harry Grout: Peter Vaughan
Prison doctor: Graham Crowden
Warren: Sam Kelly
Lukewarm: Christopher Biggins
Sandra: Carol Hawkins

: Christmas Midnight Eucharist

Live from Winchester
Cathedral, a traditional celebration of the first
Eucharist of Christmas. The
Service is led by the Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Rev Colin James , and the preacher is the Dean, the Very Rev
Trevor Beeson. Carols include Once in Royal David's City, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, In the Bleak Mid- Winter, 0 Come, All Ye Faithful.
Producer John Kirby


Unknown: Colin James
Unknown: Trevor Beeson.
Producer: John Kirby

: The Philadelphia Story

Classic Oscar-winning comedy starring
Cary Grant
Katharine Hepburn James Stewart
The preparations for the wedding of socialite Tracy Lord to wealthy George Kittredge are turned upside down by the arrival of Lord's first husband.
Director George Cukor (1940)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Tracy Lord
Unknown: George Kittredge
Director: George Cukor
CK Dexter Haven: Cary Grant
Tracy Lord: Katharine Hepburn
Macauley Connor: James Stewart
Elizabeth Imbrie: Ruth Hussey
Dinah Lord: Virginia Weidler
George Kittredge: John Howard

: Weather

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