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: Pingu


: Playdays

The Patch Stop.

: Wishing

Animated drama series. An Action Time production for BBCtv

: Telling Tales

Philip Hawthorn tells the Maori tale of Rata's Canoe.


Unknown: Philip Hawthorn

: The Legend of Lochnagar

Animation based on a story by HRH the Prince of Wales.
A Dave Edwards Studio production for BBCtv


Unknown: Dave Edwards

: Marlene Marlowe Investigates

Live-action cartoon.

: Simon and the Witch

Children's drama. The Witch needs a witch doctor.
Written by Valerie Georgeson


Written By: Valerie Georgeson

: Rugrats

The rugrats experience Santa.

: Round the Twist

Children's drama. Pete meets
Santa Claws number 115,302. Written by Paul Jennings


Written By: Paul Jennings

: A Muppet Family Christmas

In this musical special, Kermit and the gang spend Christmas at Fozzie's mother's farmhouse.

: Gift of God

Seasonal reflections from
St Matthew 's Church, Northampton.


Unknown: St Matthew

: Simply the Best

A meditation for Christmas

: Ustinov Meets Pavarotti

Opera singer
Luciano Pavarotti talks to
Peter Ustinov about his life and work.


Singer: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Peter Ustinov

: 75 Years of the Royal Air Force

On 1 April 1918, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal
Naval Air Service combined to become the Royal Air Force. The story is narrated by Raymond Baxter.


Unknown: Raymond Baxter.

: News Summary

: Donald Duck Double Bill

Cartoon fun. Rpt

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. The Fowlers and Beales unite over Pete's funeral. Phil confides in Nadia.
Mandy stands up for Mark.

: Superman III

Adventure starring
Christopher Reeve
Richard Pryor
Superman has to do battle with a megalomaniac tycoon who, with the help of a bumbling computer genius, has set his sights on world domination.
Superman/Clark Kent. CHRISTOPHER REEVE
Director Richard Lester (1983)


Unknown: Christopher Reeve
Unknown: Richard Pryor
Director: Richard Lester
Gus Gorman: Richard Pryor
Perry White: Jackie Cooper
Lorelei Ambrosia: Pamela Stephenson
Ross Webster: Robert Vaughn
Lois Lane: Margot Kidder

: Antiques Roadshow - the Next Generation

Over 2,000 young enthusiasts brought their toys, games and heirlooms to the Science
Museum for the third junior
Antiques Roadshow, hosted by Hugh Scully , Andi Peters , Blue Peter's s Anthea Turner and a team of experts.
Hordes of Teddy bears, die-cast toys and vintage annuals vie with a first edition of Peter Pan , a rare Chinese stamp and a hot water bottle collection.
"We've had toys from the 1890s to the 1960s, says producer Chris Lewis. "Young people take a real interest in the history of their belongings."


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Andi Peters
Unknown: Anthea Turner
Unknown: Peter Pan
Producer: Chris Lewis.

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Christmas Presence

A Songs of Praise special from the Wembley Conference Centre. Cliff Richard and Gloria Gaynor with stories, solos and well loved seasonal songs and carols, created for the Feast of Stephen. Carols include Good King Wenceslas, The Calypso Caroland The
Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy. With special guests
Harry Secombe , Thora Hird , Canon Roger Royle , Fiona Hendley and Peter Goodwright.
Producer Bryan Izzard ; Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Gloria Gaynor
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Canon Roger Royle
Unknown: Fiona Hendley
Unknown: Peter Goodwright.
Producer: Bryan Izzard
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Keeping Up Appearances

Hyacinth finally achieves her ultimate goal in her search for social acceptability in this special festive edition.
She and her husband Richard book a cruise on the QE2 and, determined to live up to the correct image, Hyacinth packs umpteen changes of clothes. On board ship, she is in her element - until she makes an appalling discovery that threatens to ruin her trip.
See This Week page.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Director: Harold Snoad
Producer: Harold Snoad
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Cuve Swift
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Rose: Mary Millar
Emmet: David Griffin

: Casualty

The after-Christmas lull is forgotten with the arrival in Casualty of a team of smoky firefighters, a young woman who has mysteriously lost her sight and an elf with serious pointed-ear trouble.
Episode written by Barbara Machin Director Richard Bramall


Written By: Barbara MacHin
Director: Richard Bramall
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Mike Barratt: Cuve Mantle
Dave Masters: Martin Ball
Martin Ashford: Patrick Robinson
Adele Beckford: Dona Croll
Mary Skillett: Tara Moran
Josh Griffiths: Ian Bleasdale
Lucy Cooper: Jo Unwin
Jane Scott: Caroline Webster
Mie Nishi-Kawa: Naoko Mori
Frankie Drummer: Steven O'Donnell
Matt: Stuart Laing
Des Jones: Mark Williams
Rick: Billy Hartman
Bob: Paul Butterworth
Kate jones: Annette Ekblom
Robbie jones: Alex Scott
Michael Volare: Mark Aiken
Rose jackson: Grace Mattaka
Arthur Jackson: Joseph Charles
June jackson: Corinne Skinner Carter
Clive Cook: James Smtih
Don Hillyer: David Auker
Sheila Hillyer: Suzy Aitchison
Myra: Bobbie Medlock

: News

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: One Foot in the Algarve

The only place to seek holiday accommodation in Portugal is to trawl through the classified ads in Zit magazine - at least that's irascible Victor Meldrew's method. David Renwick's curmudgeonly creation, played by Richard Wilson, exports his irritations and impatience to the sun and sand of the Algarve in this special feature length story.
But the Meldrews' villa suffers from rising damp and inadequate vermin control, old friend Mrs Warboys senses romance in the air with her Portuguese penfriend Alfonso, and after mishaps and misunderstandings they become involved in a plot to discredit a well-known figure.
And then there's a British boxer, Hugo Lennox , to worry about.... and, of course, the donkeys.
The Andrew Duncan Interview with Richard Wilson


Writer: David Renwick
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys: Doreen Mantle
Martin Trout: Peter Cook
Lady on plane: Joan Sims
Afonso: Edward de Souza
Humphrey: Louis Mahoney
Hugo: Eamonn Walker
Shirley: Louise Duprey
Isabella: Anna Nicholas

: The Outlaw Josey Wales

Western directed by and starring
Clint Eastwood
When his wife and child are murdered and his farm burnt to the ground by Captain Terrill's Union raiders, Missouri farmer Josey Wales vows to avenge their deaths and joins up with a band of Confederate guerrillas. Betrayed at the end of the war by the guerrilla leader, Wales escapes from the Union troops and attempts to build a new life for himself with a band of waifs and strays he picks up on his travels. However, he is fated to cross swords with Terrill once more.
(1976) Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Josey Wales: Clint Eastwood
Laura Lee: Sondra Locke
LoneWatie: Chief Dan George
Terrill: Bill McKinney
Fletcher: John Vernon
Grandma Sarah: Paula Trueman
Jamie: Sam Bottoms
Little Moonlight: Geraldine Keams
Carpet bagger: Woodrow Parfrey
Rose: Joyce Jameson
Travis Cobb: Sheb Wooley
Ten Bears: Will Sampson
Ten Spot: Royal Dano
Kelly: Matt Clarke

: Neil Diamond's Christmas Special

American singer/songwriter Neil Diamond sings festive favourites in informal settings, accompanied by choirs from around America. Including Christmas standards like
White Christmas, Little Drummer Boy and Santa
Claus Is Comingto Town with carols such as Silent Night,
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and 0 Come, 0 Come Emmanuel.


Songwriter: Neil Diamond

: Weather

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