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: News

Regional News; Weather

: Tales of a Wise King and the Devil

With Philippa Forrester.
Based on the fables of King Solomon.

: Smoggies

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Dwarfnose


: Defenders of the Earth

A giant monster comes out of the sea.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Cartoon. Rpt

: Spirit Rider

Jesse Threebears , shunted from one foster home to another, is finally relocated to his family reserve in this drama from Canada.


Unknown: Jesse Threebears

: Captain Horatio Hornblower

Historical adventure starring Gregory Peck
While England is at war with France and Spain courageous sea captain Captain Hornblower and his crew sail on a secret mission to obtain supplies from the Spanish rebel, El Supremo. (1951)


Director: Raoul Walsh
Captain Horatio Hornblower: Gregory Peck
Lady Barbara Wellesley: Virginia Mayo
Lt William Busk: Robert Beatty
Quist: James Robertson Justice
Harrison: Stanley Baker
Captain: Christopher Lee

: Neighbours

(Details at 5. 45pm) Stereo

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

Boo! Two ghosts are appalled when the nice family in their house are replaced by an undesirable couple.

: Cartoon

: Quo Vadis

Historical epic starring Deborah Kerr
Under the Roman Emperor Nero,
Christianity is outlawed and carries a penalty of death.
Director Mervyn LeRoy (195
FILM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Lygia: Deborah Kerr
Marcus Vinicius: Robert Taylor
Nero: Peter Ustinov
Petronius: Leo Genn

: Final Score

With Ray Stubbs.


Unknown: Ray Stubbs.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: The Flintstones

Stone Age fun.

: Neighbours

Helen's fear is revealed and Phoebe and Stephen discover the recipe for success. Will Lou yield to temptation?

: Family Watch

Much is written about the break-up of the family, but for the Birches, a farming family in Derbyshire, the ties are as strong as ever. Julie and Nigel Birch and their children Alex (7) and Joseph (3) are the first of four families featured in this new series, showing in the Year of the Family, that records and analyses the way people behave at home.
The Birches are filmed preparing for Christmas, working on the farm and celebrating Christmas Day with their extended family - 18 will be sitting down to eat. And tonight the family joins occupational psychologist
Professor Cary Cooper in the studio to discuss the film and listen to his analysis.
Also watching and commenting on the Birches' experiences are the Dawsons from Blackpool, who will be the last family in the series to have the cameras turned on them.
The next'victims', the Champneys, will be visited in their South Wirral home on Friday at 7.00pm. Director Mike Adams
Senes producer Rachel Hebditch


Unknown: Nigel Birch
Unknown: Professor Cary Cooper
Director: Mike Adams
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: Uncle Buck

Family comedy starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin
Buck Russell is a fun-loving bachelor without a care in the world. He's also the World's Greatest Slob. So when he has to look after his sharp young nephew and nieces while their parents are away, anything can - and will - happen.
In 1990, director John Hughes went on to make Home Alone, also starring Macaulay Culkin.
(1989) Stereo
FILM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Director: John Hughes
Uncle Buck: John Candy
Miles Russell: MacAulay Culkin
Tia Russell: Jean Kelly
Maizy Russell: Gaby Hoffman
Chanice Kobolowski: Amy Madigan
Cindy Russell: Elaine Bromka
Bob Russell: Garrett M Brown
Marcie Dahlgren-Frost: Laurie Metcalf
Bug: Jay Underwood
Rog: Brian Tarantina
Pooter-the-Clown: Mike Starr
Mrs Hogarth: Suzanne Shepherd
Pal: Dennis Cockrum
Walt Bernstein: Matt Craven

: A Question of Sport

David Coleman leads his teams into a new year of sport with a smile, as the longest-running quiz show on British television moves into its 24th year.
On Bill Beaumont 's team this week is England and Sheffield Wednesday footballer Andy Sinton and Nottinghamshire and England cricketer
Chris Lewis. Ian Botham is joined by leading British golfer Mark James and top woman tennis player Clare Wood. Producer Mike Adley


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Andy Sinton
Unknown: Chris Lewis.
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Mark James
Unknown: Clare Wood.
Producer: Mike Adley

: Main News

With Edward Stourton. Subtitled
Regional News Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: A Dark Adapted Eye

The concluding part of a mystery from Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine). The smouldering tension between sisters Vera and Eden escalates to a murderous climax. And the older she becomes, the more Faith realises she must confront the dark secrets of a family that will never bare its soul.
Screenplay by Sandy Welch Producer Phillippa Giles DirectorTim Fywell


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Sandy Welch
Producer: Phillippa Giles
Producer: Directortim Fywell
Faith: Helenabonham Carter
Vera: Celia Imrie
Eden: Sophie Ward
Paolo: Ciaran Hinds
Andrew: William Gaminara
John: Robin Ellis
Vranni: Bernice Stegers
Francis: Steven MacKintosh
Chad: Pip Torrens
TonyPearman: Brian Hickey
Helen: Polly Adams
Jamie: Jason Durr
Mrs Morell: Rachel Bell
RevMorell: Richard Syms
JosieCambus: Emma Shaw
JunePoole: Susan Vidler
May Durham: Gemma Street
YoungFaith: Honeysuckle Weeks
YoungFrancis: Guy Faulkner
Gerald: Paul Bentall
Anne: Emma Croft
Young Anne: Polly Grant
YoungVera: Kelly Marcel
Elsie: Sarah Hadland
General: Randal Herley

: The Witches of Eastwick

Adult comedy starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer
Nothing ever happens in the sleepy New England town of Eastwick. But all that's about to change when three bored, recently divorced women make a wish - for a dynamic man to enter their lives. So when the charismatic and mysterious
Daryl Van Horne arrives on the scene they are happily taken in by his charms - but then strange things start to happen.
Film Reviews pages 43.49


Director: George Miller
Daryl Van Horne: Jack Nicholson
Alexandra Medford: Cher
Jane Spofford: Susan Sarandon
Sukie Ridgemont: Michelle Pfeiffer
Felicia Alden: Veronica Cartwright
Clyde Alden: Richard Jenkins
Walter Neff: Keith Jochim
Fidel: Carel Struycken

: Robert Palmer - Riding High

Recorded in performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, Robert Palmer sings a selection of jazz and blues standards, along with some of his own songs. He is backed by the strings and brass of the Radio 2 Orchestra.
A White Rabbit production for BBCtv


Musician: Robert Palmer
Musicians: Strings and brass of the Radio 2 Orchestra
Director/Producer: John G Smith

: Weather

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