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: Business Breakfast

Timetable on Monday 19 December

: Breakfast News

With Andrew Harvey and Sally Magnusson. Timetable on Monday 19 December


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Sally Magnusson.

: The Morning on BBC1

Introduced by Mo Dutta.
9.05 Kilroy Topical discussion with Robert Kilroy-Silk .


Introduced By: Mo Dutta.
Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News and Weather subtitled (news) Regional News; Weather

10.05 Good Morning....with Anne and Nick Featuring agony aunt Deidre Sanders , garden guru Anthony Henn , cookery with Ainsley Harriott , Behind the Scenes with John Leslie at the Emmerda/e Christmas wedding, and Santa's Journey reaches Sweden. Including at 11.00 News
Subtitled and Weather; Regional News and Weather. Stereo ..........................


Unknown: Deidre Sanders
Unknown: Anthony Henn
Unknown: Ainsley Harriott
Unknown: John Leslie

: News and Weather Regional News; Weather

12.05pm A Pebble Mill Special
Today, Simon May, who wrote the theme to EastEnders, shows how to write television theme music.


Guest: Simon May

: Neighbours

Detailsat5.35pm Stereo

: The Great British Quiz

General knowledge quiz. stereo.

: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake

First of a two-part film drama in which a seismologist finds herself at odds with her city, family and herself when she believes a cataclysmic earthquake will hit Los Angeles within a few days.
Part 2 tomorrow at 2.15pm.


Claire Winslow: Joanna Kerns
Steven Winslow: Dan Lauria
Jerry Soloway: Ed Begley Jr
Anita Parker: Bonnie Bartlett
Laurie Parker: Lindsay Frost
Matt Nichols: Alan Autry
Chad Spaulding: Joe Spano
Heather Winslow: Holly Fields
Dr Parker: Stephen Elliot
Warren Cates: Robert Ginty

: Pingu

With Toby Anstis. Stereo Adventures with the little penguin. Rpt ................................


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Moomin

Cartoon fun.

: Spacevets III

Drama set aboard thegalactic veterinary ship Dispensable. The Captain has gone to pieces and Dogsbody is left to pick them up. Is this Two's chance for promotion? With Mark Arden , Robin Kingsland and Ann Bryson.
Written by Christopher Middleton Stereo...


Unknown: Mark Arden
Unknown: Robin Kingsland
Unknown: Ann Bryson.
Written By: Christopher Middleton

: Take Two

Juliet Morris with the monthly programme about the media. Today, is there enough variety in pop music entertainment? Plus a look behind the scenes at London's Burning. Write to: Take Two, BBCtv, London Wl 2 7RJ.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.35am on BBC2

: Newsround

: Byker Grove

Alison gets into hot water and Alfie has a holiday romance.
This week's episodes by Lizzie Mickery. Final episode and cast on Friday 23 December Subtitled.


Unknown: Lizzie Mickery.

: Neighbours

Len Mangel tries the smooth approach on Helen. It's love at first sight for Rick. And the fun is just about to begin when Mark is forced to go ahead with the beauty contest.
Shown at 1.30pm. For cast see Wednesday
21 December Stereo Subtitled .........


Unknown: Len Mangel

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Regional news magazine

Fordetails see Monday 19December

: Holiday

Jill Dando goes on a luxurious safari in Kenya, staying at the 01 Pejeta Ranch, former home of Arab millionaire Adnan
Khashoggi; Sankha Guha takes a weekend break in Monte Carlo;
Sue Cook and her family stay on a farm in Ireland; and a group of lads take a sailing holiday in Greece where they discoverthe delights of cookingfor themselves.
Producers Alison Sharman and Paul Wooding
Editor Jane Lush Stereo BBC HOLIDAY MAGAZINE: including reports on all the destinations featured in this programme. £1.60 from newsagents
♦ Holiday Supplement: pages 99-122


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Sankha Guha
Unknown: Sue Cook
Producers: Alison Sharman
Producers: Paul Wooding

: EastEnders

Steve makes a promise he may live to regret, Pauline and Arthur make an offer that gets turned down, and Michelle's plea falls on deaf ears.
(For cast see Thursday 22 December)


Writer: Helen Blizard
Director: Geoff Feld
Producer: Jane Fallon

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Ian Botham captain two teams of sporting celebrities.
David Coleman asks the questions., Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: David Coleman
Producer: Mike Adley

: Only Fools and Horses: Diamonds Are for Heather

Another chance to see the Trotter family's Christmas special from 1982.
When Del meets Heather, he envisages Christmas with a larger family than just Rodney and Grandad.

The Only Fools and Horses 1983 Christmas special can be seen on Friday 30 December at 8.00pm


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Enrico: John Moreno
Heather: Rosalind Lloyd
Brian: Roger Brierly
Darren: Daniel Jones
Waiter: Dev Sagoo

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Wayne's World

Comedy starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe
Teenager Wayne and his best friend Garth broadcast a popular, if little known, cable TV show from Wayne's basement, where they dispense their home-spun wisdom about life, music and girls. The show is taken up by a television executive, who believes he can sell it to a sponsor. (1992)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Director: Penelope Spheeris
Wayne Campbell: Mike Myers
Garth Algar: Dana Carvey
Benjamin Oliver: Rob Lowe
Cassandra: Tia Carrere
Noah Vanderhoff: Brian Doyle-Murray
Stacy: Lara Flynn Boyle
Alan: Michael Deluise
Neil: Dan Bell
Terry: Lee Tergesen
Russell: Kurt Fuller
Phil: Sean Gregory Sullivan
Mrs Vanderhoff: Colleen Camp
Dream Woman: Donna Dixon

: Film 94 with Barry Norman

Tonight'sfilms under review include The Specialist starring
Sylvester Stallone as an explosives expert hired by Sharon Stone to settle an old score against a Cuban drug ring, Timecop starring Jean-Claude Van Damme , Wes Craven 's New Nightmare, and Hal Hartley 's Amateur. Also, Tom Brook meets Warren Beatty and Annette Bening to talk about Love Affair, the second remake of the classic love story. Director Mandy Cooper ; Series producer
BruceThompson Stereo


Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Unknown: Sharon Stone
Unknown: Jean-Claude van Damme
Unknown: Wes Craven
Unknown: Hal Hartley
Unknown: Tom Brook
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Annette Beningto
Director: Mandy Cooper

: The Italian Job

Michael Caine
Comedy thriller
Just out of jail, Charlie Croker "inherits" plans for a $4 million gold heist in Italy. But he must overcome a few problems, like lack of money, not having a gang, and the anger of the Mafia. Director Peter Collinson. (1969)
Michael Caine stars in Get Carter on Friday 30 December at 12.10am
Film Reviews pages 47-70


Director: Peter Collinson
Charlie Croker: Michael Caine
Mr Bridger: Noël Coward
Professor Simon Peach: Benny Hill
Altabani: Raf Vallone
Freddie: Tony Beckley
Beckemnan: Rossano Brazzi
Lorna: Maggie Blye
Miss Peach: Irene Handl
Governor: John Le Mesurier
Birkenshaw: Fred Emney
Keats: Graham Payn
Arthur: Michael Standing
Shirtmaker: Simon Dee
Bill Bailey: George Innes

: Weather

: BBC Select

Executive Business Channel: scrambled

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