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: News

Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester, Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.

7.10 Timeless Tales
Animated story of Rumpelstilzkin

7.35 Smoggies
Animation (Repeat)

8.00 News (Subtitles) Regional News; Weather

8.10 Tales of a Wise King and the Devil
Based on the fables of King Solomon

8.15 Thundercats
Cartoon (Repeat)

8.35 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Cartoon (Repeat) (Subtitles)

9.00 News (Subtitles); Regional News; Weather

9.05 Henry's Cat
Cartoon (Repeat)

9.10 Defenders of the Earth
Animation (Repeat)

9.40 Why Don't You .. ?
Today: mind reading, a Pantomime and how to make a money box

10.05 Playdays
The Tent Stop (Stereo)

10.25 Funnybones
Animation (Repeat) (Stereo)


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

: Best of British

Fantasy and science fiction clips from
British films.

: Spencer's Mountain

FILM Drama starring Henry Fonda
Maureen O'Hara
In the shadow of the mountain that bears the family name, hard-working Clay Spencer strives to make a better life for his wife and nine children.
The Earl Hamnerjr novel on which this film was based also inspired the popular TV series The Waltons. Withjames MacArthur , Donald Crisp and Wally Cox. Written and directed by Delmer Daves


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Clay Spencer
Unknown: Withjames MacArthur
Unknown: Donald Crisp
Unknown: Wally Cox.
Directed By: Delmer Daves

: News

: Neighbours

(Details at 5. 35pm) Stereo Subtitled

: A Popeye Special

Cartoon fun. Rpt

: Golf

The Canon Shoot-Out from Wentworth, a sudden-death knock-out event, in which eight of Europe's top players, including Nick Faldo , Bernhard Langer ,
Ian Woosnam and Seve Ballesteros , play to win money for their favourite charities. Introduced by Steve Rider.


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Seve Ballesteros
Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: The Colditz Story

r Second World War drama I starring John Mills Eric Portman
The heavily-guarded Colditz Castle in Germany is considered escape-proof by the Nazis. But the Allied prisoners of war refuse to admit defeat.
Director Guy Hamilton (1954) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-65


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Eric Portman
Director: Guy Hamilton

: An American Tail

Oscar-nominated animation.
At the end of the 19th century, the Mousekewitz family of mice decide to leave their native Russia and set sail for a new life in America. But young
Fieval is washed overboard in a storm and finds himself alone in New York. Director Don Bluth (1986)


Director: Don Bluth

: Neighbours

Brad challenges Lauren on her mystery man. Doug and Jim make a bet over Lou. Cameron takes up a new cause.
Stereo Subtitled

: News

With Edward Stourton. Subtitled
Weather Richard Edgar


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Edgar

: Star Trek V: the Final Frontier

First showing on network television for this science-fiction adventure directed by and starring
William Shatner
Also starring Leonard Nimoy DeForest Kelley
The captain and crew of the untested new starship Enterprise travel to the desolate world of Nimbus III after a Vulcan mystic kidnaps a group of Federation diplomats. There they find themselves caught up in a dangerous quest. This entry in the Star Trek series marked Shatner's feature film directing debut; his daughter Melanie plays a small role.
(1989) Subtitled
Film reviews pages 46-65


Director: William Shatner
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr Bones McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scotty: James Doohan
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Sulu: George Takei
Sybok: Laurence Luckinbill
St John Talbot: David Warner
General Korrd: Charles Cooper
Caithlin Dar: Cynthia Gouw
Captain Klaa: Todd Bryant
Vixis: Spice Williams
J'onn: Rex Holman
Amanda: Cynthia Blaise
Yeoman: Melanie Shatner

: Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

Another chance to see the story that brought to a conclusion the BBC's filming of the entire sequence of Agatha Christie 's Miss Marple novels, starring Joan Hickson Gossington Hall has new owners - the American film star Marina Gregg and her director husband Jason Rudd. Upholding tradition, Marina allows the annual charity fete to be held in the grounds and the whole village of St Mary Mead turns up, agog with curiosity. However, during the private reception in the house, local worthy Heather Badcock is taken ill and dies. Foul play is suspected and Superintendent Slack assigns Inspector
Craddock to the case. The first person he calls on is his aunt - Jane Marple.
Screenplay by T R Bowen Producer George Gallacclo Director Norman Stone


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Joan Hickson
Unknown: Gossington Hall
Unknown: Marina Gregg
Unknown: Jason Rudd.
Unknown: Heather Badcock
Unknown: Jane Marple.
Producer: George Gallacclo
Director: Norman Stone
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Marina Gregg: Claire Bloom
Jason Rudd: Barry Newman
Dolly Bantry: Gwen Watford
Superintendent Slack: David Horovitch
Inspector Dermot Craddock: John Castle
Ardwyck Fenn: Constantine Gregory
Lola Brewster: Glynis Barber
Ella Zeilinksy: Elizabeth Garvie
Dr Gilchrist: Norman Rodway
Margot Bence: Amanda Elwes
Heather Badcock: Judy Cornwell
Arthur Badcock: Christopher Hancock
Sergeant Lake: Ian Brimble
Giuseppe Murano: John Cassady
Miss Knight: Margaret Courtney
Cherry Baker: Anna Niland
Gladys Dixon: Rose Keegan
Rev Christopher Hawes: Christopher Good
Mrs Brogan: Rhoda Lewis
Miss Hartnell: Barbara Hicks
Delancy: Michael Stroud
Chris: Reggie Oliver

: Winter on One

A preview of new programmes from BBC 1 starting in the New Year.

: Main News

With Edward Stourton. Subtitled
Regional News
Weekend Weather
Richard Edgar


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Edgar

: Clive James on 1993

Determined as ever to get the last word, Clive James gives his resume of the past 12 months and hands out awards in various categories as the mood takes him. With a mystery location, surprise guest and production numbers of mind-bending complexity, he builds up to the announcement of the Man and WomanoftheYear.
"We start working on the New
Year's show in August, two days a week every week right through to the end of the year, " says
James. "It's the hardest show we do, but if you do it right, it looks easy. That's the frustrating thing! It looks as if we just go into the studio and make it up."
This year James is assisted by Louise Lombard (Evie in The House of Elliot). " We get a lot of criticism for choosing beautiful female assistants," he says. "Year after year, people come upandsay, 'I really disapproved of that,' but it turns out they watched the whole thing.
Presumably just so they could disapprove of it." Producer Carolyn Longton
Executive producer Richard Drewett


Unknown: Clive James
Assisted By: Louise Lombard
Producer: Carolyn Longton
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Happy New Year

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Dr George Carey celebrates the beginning of the New Year and reflects on his hopes for 1994.


Archbishop of Canterbury: Dr George Carey

: Hogmanay Live

A lively musical party to welcome 1994 in style, live from the "village hall" created in the studios ofBBC Scotland.
The line-up includes Wet Wet Wet, an acoustic performance by Bonnie Raitt with Midge Ure , Mary Black , Aly Bain , Phil Cunningham , Paul Brady ,
Archie Fisher , Wolfstone, the George Penman Jazzband and Na Seoid , together with a surprise guest or two.
Introduced by Cathy MacDonald. Director/Producer John Smith


Unknown: Bonnie Raitt
Unknown: Midge Ure
Unknown: Mary Black
Unknown: Aly Bain
Unknown: Phil Cunningham
Unknown: Paul Brady
Unknown: Archie Fisher
Unknown: Na Seoid
Introduced By: Cathy MacDonald.

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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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