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Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester, Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.

7.10 Timeless Tales
Magical animation. (Repeat)

7.35 Smoggies Animated tale.

8.00 News
Regional News; Weather

8.10 Babar
Cartoon with the famous elephant. (Repeat)

8.35 Litt'l Bits
Mystical cartoon. (Repeat)

9.00 News; Regional News; Weather

9.05 Henry's Cat
Cartoon. (Repeat)

9.10 Defenders of the Earth
Animated adventures. (Repeat) (Subtitled)

9.40 Why Don't You?
Thingsto make. (Stereo)

10.05 Playdays

10.25 Funnybones
Ghoulish tales. (Repeat) (Subtitled)


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

: Best of British

Comic and dramatic moments from
British productions.

: Around the World under the Sea

I Submarine drama starring
Lloyd Bridges
David McCallum
A team of scientists goes on a dangerous submarine trip to investigate seismic activity on the ocean bed. Directer
Andrew Marton (1966)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Andrew Marton
Dr Doug Standisk: Lloyd Bridges
Dr Phil Volker: David McCallum
Dr Maggie Hanford: Shirley Eaton
Dr Craig Mosby: Brian Kelly

: News

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm; Stereo Subtitled

: Meteor

Adventure starring Sean Connery Natalie Wood
A giant meteor is hurtling earthwards. Scientists from the superpowers join forces in a race to avert devastation.
(1979) Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Director: Ronald Neame
Dr Paul Bradley: Sean Connery
Tatiana Donskaya: Natalie Wood
Sir Michael Hughes: Trevor Howard
President: Henry Fonda

: That's Life! Talented Pets

A chance to meet some very special animals. Stereo Subtitled

: Henry's Cat

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Jacks and the Beanstalk

What happens when two Jacks exchange one cow for five magic beans? Find out in this panto featuring some famous faces. With Lesley Joseph , Tricia George and the Chuckle brothers.
Written by Jim Eldndge Rpt


Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Unknown: Tricia George
Written By: Jim Eldndge Rpt

: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

Animated version of Beatrix Potter 's story The Tale of Samuel Whiskers.


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Samuel Whiskers.

: Children's BBC - Into 94

A preview of forthcoming attractions.

: The Best of Blue Peter

Highlights from the series.
With John Leslie, Diane-Louise Jordan and Anthea Turner.


Presenter: John Leslie
Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Presenter: Anthea Turner

: Neighbours

Helen and Cameron find themselves in a dangerous situation. Rick and Debbie's plans are stymied.
Stereo Subtitled

: News

With Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: The World's Strongest Man

The 2,000-year-old Roman theatre in Orange in Provence is the setting for this trial of strength and endurance.
Eight of the mightiest men in the world battle it out for the coveted title. Introduced byPaulDickenson.
Producer David Pickthall


Producer: David Pickthall

: EastEnders

In the aftermath of Christmas, Phil finds it hard to keep Kathy and Nadia apart. Sanjay finds himself looking for a babysitter and Pauline has some news.
This week's episodes written by Tony Jordan

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


Writer: Tony Jordan

: Magpie in the Dock

Many bird species have found themselves increasingly threatened by pesticides, intensive farming and urbanisation. Not so the magpie, busy multiplying and taking up residence in every town garden.
Whether the bird is villainous, as the prosecution alleges, or simply resourceful is the substance of tonight's courtroom drama, which is punctuated by some spectacular film sequences. Geoffrey Palmer makes the case for the defence and also narrates the natural-history film segments, while the prosecution is in the hands of Nicholas Rowe, who starred in Steven Spielberg 's Young Sherlock Holmes.
"This film will explain why magpies instil such feelings of loathing or love," says producer/director Nigel Marven. "And thanks to technology developed by the BBC Natural History Unit, we will be able to fly with the magpies, swoop with a sparrowhawk and eavesdrop in a nest as a magpie feeds its babies."
Written by Mervyn Haisman


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Nicholas Rowe
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes.
Director: Nigel Marven.
Written By: Mervyn Haisman
Counsel for the Defence: Geoffrey Palmer
Counsel for the Prosecution: Nicholas Rowe
Judge: Moray Watson
Clerk of the Court: Robin Marchal

: Health and Efficiency

A new hospital comedy by Andrew Marshall, creator of 2 Point 4 Children and co-writer of the recent drama If You See God, Tell Him. Gary Olsen (who plays Ben in 2 Point 4 Children) is the registrar at the St James's General, whose Surgical Team B faces a daily battle with medical dramas, rising costs and their own chaotic relationships.

This week, Kate is determined that her past relationship with Michael is an obstacle to her remaining on the team.


Writer: Andrew Marshall
Producer/Director: Richard Boden
Michael: Gary Olsen
Kate: Felicity Montagu
Rex: Roger Lloyd Pack
Diana: Deborah Norton
Phil: Victor McGuire
Beth: Adjoa Andoh
Charmaine: Samantha Janus
Jock: Walter Sparrow
Doreen: Ann Payot

: Nine O'Clock News

With Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Crazy People

Comedy starring Dudley Moore, Daryl Hannah
Advertising executive Emory Leeson is expected to lie for a living. So when he starts writing advertisements that tell the truth, he is packed off to Bennington Sanitorium. Then Emory's honest adverts are printed by mistake, proving hugely successful and his quiet life is turned upside down.
Director Tony Bill (1990)
FILM REVIEW pages 46-65


Director: Tony Bill
Emory Leeson: Dudley Moore
Kathy Burgess: Daryl Hannah
Stephen Bachman: Paul Reiser
Charles F Drucker: J T Walsh
Dr Liz Baylor: Mercedes Ruehl
Bruce: Bill Smitrovich
Judge: Alan North
George: David Paymer
Saabs: Danton Stone
Robles: Paul Bates

: Review of the Year 1993

"It was a year that began with the hope of _ new world order," say Polly Bide and Ed Braman , producers of this look at the year. "There was optimism that peace would break out. But all the time we have had reminders, both at home and abroad, that this assumption has been under constant threat."
Indeed, 12 months ago there was a growing confidence in a brighter future, and there have been events, like the Middle East peace initiatives, that fulfilled those dreams. What happened in Bosnia and Somalia, however, has provided stories of continuing sadness, while at home the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger shocked the nation.
It has also been the year when Inflation fell, Buckingham Palace opened its doors to the public and fashion went grunge. Executive producer Anne Lapping A Brook production for BBCtv


Unknown: Polly Bide
Unknown: Ed Braman
Unknown: James Bulger

: Code of Silence

Action thriller starring Chuck Norris
A maverick cop and his young partner are caught up in an escalating gang war.
Film Reviews pages 46-65


Director: Andy Davis
Eddie Cusack: Chuck Norris
Luis Comacho: Henry Silva
Commander Kates: Bert Remsen
Tony Luna: Mike Genovese
Felix Scalese: Nathan Davis

: Weather

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