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: News

Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester, Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis. (Stereo)

7.10 The Snow Queen
Animated version of the classic story. Narrated by Sigourney Weaver.

7.35 Fireman Sam

8.00 News Regional News; Weather

8.10 Anytime Tales
Super Dooper Jezebel by Tony Ross

8.15 Bluetoes - the Christmas Elf
Animation. The elves are preparing for Santa's big journey.

8.35 Alien's First Christmas
Animation. Celebrating Christmas in outer space.

9.00 News Regional News; Weather

9.05 Henry's Cat
Cartoon for children.

9.10 The Jetsons

9.40 Why Don't You… ?
More tricks and fun.

10.05 Playdays
The Playground Stop
(Repeat) (Stereo)

10.25 The Greedysaurus Gang


Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Philippa Forrester
Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Zoe Ball
Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Chris Jarvis
Narrator ("The Snow Queen"): Sigourney Weaver
Writer ("Anytime Tales: Super Dooper Jezebel"): Tony Ross

: Best of British

Cliffhanger scenes from gripping
British films.

: Kim

Rudyard Kipling 's classic tale, starring Errol Flynn
Dean Stockwell
British-ruled India in 1885: a young orphan, Kim, becomes involved in espionage when he is befriended by a colourful Afghan horse-dealer.
Director Victor Saville (1950) Subtitled


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard: Errol Flynn
Kim: Dean Stockwell
Lama: Paul Lukas
Colonel Creighton: Robert Douglas
Hurree Chunder: Cecil Kellaway
Lurgan Sahib: Arnold Moss

: News Subtitled


: Neighbours

(Detailsat5.45pm) Stereo Subtitled

: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Animation about a mean old grinch who is prepared to do anything to spoil the Christmas fun. Based on the poem by Dr Zeuss. (1966)
Film Reviews pages 46-65


Based on the poem by: Dr Zeuss
Director: Chuck Jones

: The Sand Pebbles

Action drama starring
I Steve McQueen
1926: tensions mount among the crew of a gunboat patrolling the Yangtze river during China's civil war.
Director Robert Wise (1966)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Director: Robert Wise
Jake Holman: Steve McQueen
Frenchy: Richard Attenborough
Capt CollinS: Richard Crenna
Shirley Eckert: Candice Bergen
Maily: Mary Atandriane
Po-Han: Mak0
Jameson: Larry Gates
Stawski: Simon Oakland

: Cartoons

: Final Score

A full results service.

: Stay Tooned!

Long unseen cartoons plus viewers' special requests.
Presented by Tony Robinson. Senes producer Nick Freand Jones


Presented By: Tony Robinson.
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Neighbours

Doug and his father Bert are irreconcilable, but Doug may live to regret his actions.
(Srrown at 1.05pm. For cast see Wednesday 22 December)

: The Paul Daniels Christmas Magic Show

The magic of the festive season continues as Paul Daniels takes everyone into a winter wonderland. The spirit of Christmas is evoked in this special edition of the magic show which conjures up nostalgic images as a backdrop for illusions, including one featuring Debbie McGee in Beauty and the Beast. Director/Producer Geoff Miles


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Debbie McGee

: A Question of Sport

On Bill Beaumont 's team are golfer Colin Montgomerie and from cricket Worcestershire and England batsman Graeme Hick. Ian Botham is joined by rugby's Gavin Hastings , the British Lions and Scotland captain, and footballer Niall Quinn of Manchester City. With David Coleman.


Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Colin Montgomerie
Unknown: Graeme Hick.
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Gavin Hastings
Unknown: Niall Quinn
Unknown: David Coleman.

: EastEnders

It's the day after Christmas but for some the festive spirit is thin on the ground. Away from the Square, Mandy and Aidan are forced to face the truth. Gita has some news for Sanjay and Phil is increasingly troubled about Nadia.

(For cast see Thursday 23 December)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Comedy starring Michael Caine
Steve Martin
Posing as an exiled prince, sophisticated conman
Lawrence Jamieson makes a tidy living fleecing rich women in the French resort of Beaumont-sur-Mer until his position is suddenly usurped by the arrival of a small-time
American rival Freddy Benson. Lawrence has no option but to declare a wager and whoever loses must leave the Riviera.
The film is loosely based on the 1964 film Bedtime Story, which starred David Niven and Marlon Brando.
Director Frank Oz (1988)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Lawrence Jamieson
Unknown: Freddy Benson.
Unknown: David Niven
Lawrence Jamieson: Michael Caine
Freddy Benson: Steve Martin
Janet Colgate: Glenne Headly
Inspector André: Anton Rodgers
Fanny Erbanks: Barbara Harris
Arthur: Ian McDiarmid
Mrs Reed: Dana Ivey
Krista Knudsezn: Aina Walle
Marion: Nathalie Auffret
Lady from Palm Beach: Frances Conroy
Ladyfrom Oklahoma: Meagen Fay

: Main News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Richard Edgar


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Richard Edgar

: Carrott's Commercial Breakdown 3

Television commercials in this country may be models of taste and restraint, but fortunately for Jasper Carrott this is not the case worldwide.
In the third of his anthologies of witty and weird advertisements he offers 70 newly-culled examples, including a stripper with smelly feet, a flying dog, rhino dung and Mazda's notorious Charles and Diana commercial.
A Celador production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Jasper Carrott
Director: Ian Hamilton
Producer: Sue Fox

: Films of the Year with Barry Norman

It's been a year of mixed fortunes for the film business. In a year when ticket sales In Britain soared to around 112 million thanks to big commercial blockbusters like Jurassic Park and The Fugitive, cinema found Itself under intense moral scrutiny regarding its effects on the nation's morals.
Barry Norman chooses his ten favourite films of 1993, covering the full range of the year's releases. "We all sat down with a list of the films we'd reviewed this year and picked the ones we'd enjoyed the most," says Film 93 producer Bruce Thompson. "My list doesn't agree with Barry's. He didn'teven mention The
Fugitive, which was my favourite and did phenomenal business."
In between each choice of film, Barry looks back at the issues that have affected the industry over the year.
" It's been a strange year for
British films, says Thompson. "There's really only one film in Barry's top ten that you could definitely say is 100 per cent British, but a lot of them have British stars, directors or writers. It's difficult to say exactly what a British film is these days. We undoubtedly have the creative talent, but most movies are made by American companies." Director Michael Samuels


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Bruce Thompson.
Director: Michael Samuels

: Carry On Don't Lose Your Head

Last in the short season of Carry On comedies, starring Sidney James
Kenneth Williams
Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord
Darcy lend a hand to the noble heads of France during the revolution of 1789 but Citizen
Camembert, head of the secret police, and his assistant Bidet, are soon on their trail.
Director Gerald Thomas (1966)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Sir Rodney Ffing
Director: Gerald Thomas
Sir Rodney Ffing: Sidney James
Citizen Camembert: Kenneth Williams
Lord Darcy: Jim Dale
Duc de Pommfrit: Charles Hawtrey
Desiree Dubarry: Joan Sims
Citizen Bidet: Peter Butterworth
Jacqueline: Dany Robin
Robespierre: Peter Gilmore

: Weather

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