With Chris Jarvis.
A guide to birthdays and anniversaries. Stereo .............
A mix of live action and animation starring Kate Copstick as the private detective.
Written by Roy Apps
Animated adventures of Albert in 17th-century France. Rpt
A teenage burglar innocently sells the small globe retrieved from Superman's spacecraft, that contains all the secrets of his alien origin, to Lex Luthor (John Shea).
Special guests include comedy actor
Chris Barrie from The Brittas Empire. Andi Peters makes another unsuspecting viewer Famous for Five Minutes, Emma Forbes has some cookery tips for
Christmas, and Trev and Simon digfor gold in Video Goldmine. In Electric Circus John Barrowman reviews and previews Christmas films and video releases.
There's cartoon entertainment from
Rugrats and X-Men, and Peter Simon and John Eccleston Run The Risk.
Editor Chris Bellinger WRITE TO: Live and Kicking at BBCtv Centre,
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Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.
12.20 Football Focus A preview of today's top matches in the FA Premiership, and the latest from the European Championship qualifying groups.
12.45,1.15,1.50 Racing From Ascot, featuring races at 12.50, 1.20 and 1.55. Commentary by PeterO'Sullevan, Julian Wilson , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
1.05 Golf Latest news from the Johnnie
Walker World Championship in Jamaica. Reports from Steve Rider.
1.30 Ski-ing Men's Downhill
Championship from St Anton , Austria. World Cup action from the third men's downhill race of the season. Commentary by David Vine.
2.05 Show Jumping A top-class field of riders take part in this World Cup qualifier in the Grand Hall, Olympia. They are aimingto qualify for the world cup final in Gothenburg in April. Commentary by Michael Tucker and Stephen Hadley. 2.55,3.55 Rugby League Live coverage of a top match in the Regal Trophy, third round, as clubs bid fora place in the quarter-finals. Kick off 3.00pm.
Commentary Ray French and Joe Lydon.
3.45 Football Half-times
4.40 Final Score Roundup of the day's results and reports. Producer Martin Hopkins
Editor Dave Gordon ............................
High Finance. Mainwaring decides that Jones's bank account has been in the red too long. In orderto help him, Mainwaring, Wilson and Pike carry out an audit of Jones's books and in doing so discover a surprising chain of events.
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft Producer David Croft
Chief Warden Hodges:
Family fun as couples from all over the country compete in a succession of challenging games to win prizes and take their chances with the conveyor belt and its host of goodies in the penultimate show of the series. With Bruce Forsyth and Rosemarie Ford. Director Bill Morton ; Producer David Taylor
Bruce Forsyth 's Christmas Generation Game is on Christmas Eve at 6.45pm
Noel Edmonds hosts another live House Party from Crinkley Bottom. The special guest is Jimmy Tarbuck and Barbara Windsor receives a Gotcha.
There's the chance to Grab a Grand, Number Cruncher may turn up in your home town, another cheeky child will tell all in Wait Till I Get You Home, and NTV invades anotherfront room.
Producer Jonathan Beazley ; Executive producer
Michael Leggo GRAB-A-GRAND COMPETITION: ring with youranswer on 0[number removed]/2/3/4 (calls cost 39p per minute)
This week's lucky winning numbers in the nation's lottery are announced live from Sheffield's Meadow Hall Centre.
Presented by Anthea Turner and Gordon Kennedy.
Producers Lesley Jones and Tony Wolfe
Under the Weather. An adventure down the sewers for two young boys leads to a race through Holby for Lizand Josh. Matt has evidence that an A and E patient isn't the person she claims to be, and Jude tries to solve the puzzle of an old soldier's recurring nightmare. See today's choices.
Episode written by Lisa Evans
Producer Corinne Hollingworth ; Director Ian White
With Nicholas Witchell. Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill .............
Thriller from the director of Highlander and The Shadow, also starring Sean Young
Ex-secret agent Harry Anders would be content to run his London jazz club, but fate conspires against him when a distracted Stacy Mansdorf drives into his car. Stacy and Harry become lovers, and through her he re-enters the world of danger he had left far behind.
Director Russell Mulcahy (1992)
Michael Caine stars in the Pulp tomorrow at 12.40am.
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Det Sgt Osgood:
Highlights of two of today's top games in the FA Premiership, including
Newcastle United's visit to Coventry City. Kevin Keegan 's side have forced the pace at the top of the table all season so far, while Coventry have been fighting to get out of the bottom half. Plus a roundup of the day's other goals and key moments. Presented by Ray Stubbs with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking plus commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Barry Davies. Series producer john Shrewsbury ; Editor
Brian Barwick Stereo.........................
The World Championship from the Tryall Club, Jamaica. World number one Nick Price leads the field in the grand finale to the golfing year. Twenty-four top tournament winners, including world number two Greg Norman and number three Bernhard Langer , plus defending champion Larry Mize make up the select field battlingfor a share of the $2.7 million prize. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Alex Hay and Dave Marr.
Introduced by Steve Rider. .........