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: News

Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester, Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.

7.10 The Little Crooked Christmas Tree

7.35 Pinocchio Animation

8.00 News; Regional News; Weather

8.10 A CIaymation Christmas Celebration
Animation with various crazy characters presenting their versions of classic Christmas tunes

8.35 The Juggler
Drama about a blind boy who befriends a juggler

9.00 News; Regional News; Weather

9.05 The Legend of Prince Valiant
(Stereo) (Subtitles)

9.30 Why Don't You…?
New series of jokes, puzzles, things to make, including a "shoot-it-yourself" video

10.00 Poddington Peas

10.05 Playdays
The Why Bird Stop

10.25 Tales of the Tooth Fairies


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

: Best of British

A collection of films clips concentrating on the joys and woes of romance.

: Blinky Bill

Film Premiere. Animated children's adventure about a koala bear who embarks on an adventure to find his mother. With the voices of Robin Moore and Keith Scott. (1992) Stereo
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Voices: Robin Moore
Voices: Keith Scott
Director: Yoram Grass

: Tom and Jerry's Greatest Hits

12.55 Regional News; Weather

: Neighbours

(Rptdat5.15pm) Stereo Subtitled

: Daffy Duck

Cartoon fun.

: Animal Sanctuary

Focusing on the work of Birmingham
Dogs Home. Presented by John Craven.


Presented By: John Craven.

: International Velvet

Sequel to National Velvet starring Tatum O'Neal
A 14-year-old girl dreams of becoming an Olympic horsewoman.
Written and directed by Bryan Forbes (1978)


Unknown: Tatum O'Neal
Directed By: Bryan Forbes
Sarah Brown: Tatum O'Neal
John Seaton: Christopher Plummer
Captain johnny johnson: Anthony Hopkins
Velvet Brown: Nanette Newman
Pilot: Peter Barkworth
Mr Curtis: Dinsdale Landen

: Disney Time

A special edition from EuroDisneyland in Paris, featuring clips from Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Jungle Book and the latest Disney animated feature, Aladdin.


Presenter: Sarah Greene

: Final Score

Results roundup.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Neighbours

: Jim'll Fix It

A special selection of festive fix-its with Jimmy Savile. Dreams come true for a 4-year-old longing to meet
Father Christmas and a young girl who wants to disappear in a puff of smoke. Jimmy also organises a 105th birthday party and arranges a day fit for a queen, which includes a visit to the races at Cheltenham followed by a lavish dinner.
Director Helen Gartell ; Producer Roger Ordish


Unknown: Jimmy Savile.
Director: Helen Gartell
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Big Break Christmas Special

Celebrity guests and snooker stars team up as pantomime double acts: comedian Bernie Clifton appears as the goose with Steve Davis as Mother Goose ; 'Allo 'Allo! star Vicki Michelle as Prince Charming is partnered by Stephen Hendry as Cinderella; while Olympic gold medallist Tessa Sanderson joins Dennis Taylor as the Babes in the Wood. Jim Davidson takes on the role of Aladdin to present the show, while Genie John Virgo tries to keep everything under control, ably assisted by Stanley Unwin as Merlin the Magician. Director Charles Garland Producer John Burrowes


Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Mother Goose
Unknown: Vicki Michelle
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Assisted By: Stanley Unwin
Producer: John Burrowes

: Lovejoy

Distant relatives spell trouble for Lovejoy in this special feature-length Christmas edition of the series, written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and filmed on location in East
Anglia and North Carolina.
Special guests include
Ken Kercheval (Cliff Barnes of Dallas), Kate Vernon , Barbara Barrie and Sir John Gielgud , as Lord Wakering, the proud owner of priceless objects that once belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh.
Trouble starts when the delectable Mary-John Lovejoy
Lovejoy's long-lost cousin from Sheridan County, North
Carolina, decides to steal Wavering's relics. Lovejoy follows the trail to the deep south, where he gets dangerously embroiled with his dodgy relatives, and has to be rescued by Charlotte.
Producer Jo Wright ; Director Geoff Sax


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Ken Kercheval
Unknown: Cliff Barnes
Unknown: Kate Vernon
Unknown: Barbara Barrie
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh.
Unknown: Mary-John Lovejoy
Producer: Jo Wright
Director: Geoff Sax
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Charlotte Cavendish: Caroline Langrishe
Charlie Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Beth: Diane Parish
Lillian: Barbara Barrie
Lord Wakering: John Gielgud
Ruther ford: Ken Kercheval
Mary-John Lovejoy: Kate Vernon

: Last of the Summer Wine

Compo, Clegg and Foggy never ever thought there would be a man on the moon in their lifetime, so why should they close their eyes to other extra-terrestrial possibilities.
Written by Roy Clarke


Written By: Roy Clarke
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Nora: Kathy Staff
Stranger: Paul Bown
Edie: Thora Hird
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Mr Heptinstall: Robin Banks

: Main News

With Chris Lowe.
Regional News
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: A Fish Called Wanda

Film. Blockbuster comedy starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin
Respectable British barrister Archie Leach finds his life turned upside down when he falls for beautiful American Wanda Gerschwitz. Wanda is more interested in finding out where Archie's new client - and her colleague - has hidden the rewards of their latest robbery, along with her fellow jewel thieves. And if that wasn't enough, Archie also finds himself under threat from her psychotic boyfriend Otto, who doesn't take kindly to his romantic interest in Wanda. (1988)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Director: Charles Crichton
Archie Leach: John Cleese
Wanda: Jamie Lee Curtis
Otto: Kevin Kline
Ken: Michael Palin
Wendy: Maria Aitken
George: Tom Georgeson
Mrs Coady: Patricia Hayes
Judge: Geoffrey Palmer
Portia: Cynthia Caylor

: The Princess of Wales's Concert of Hope

George Michael stars in this unique charity event, given in the round at Wembley Arena and recorded earlier this month to commemorate World
Aids Day. k d lang and Mick Hucknall are also featured, as well as other stars and surprise guests. The concert is introduced by David Bowie. DirectorMike Mansfield Producer Rod Gunner


Unknown: George Michael
Unknown: Mick Hucknall
Introduced By: David Bowie.

: Carry On Girls

Starring Sidney James, Joan Sims.
Sidney Fiddler bullies the town council of a seaside resort into staging a beauty contest. But the idea meets with fervent opposition from the local Women's Liberation group.
Tomorrow: Carry On Don Lose Your Head at 11.45pm.
Film Reviews pages 46-65.


Director: Gerald Thomas
Sidney Fiddler: Sidney James
Connie Philpotts: Joan Sims
Frederick Bumble: Kenneth Connor
Hope Springs: Barbara Windsor
Peter Potter: Bernard Bresslaw
Augusta Prodworthy: June Whitfield
Admiral: Peter Butterworth
William: Jack Douglas
Mildred Bumble: Patsy Rowlands
Mrs Dukes: Joan Hickson
Paula Perkins: Valerie Leon
Dawn Breaks: Margaret Nolan
Debra: Sally Geeson
Miss Bangor: Angela Grant
Ida Downs: Wendy Richard

: Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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