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: Business Breakfast

Timetable on Monday 19 December

: Breakfast News

With Juliet Morris and Andrew Harvey.
Timetable on Monday 19 December.........


Unknown: Juliet Morris
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Children's BBC

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.

Bucky O'Hare


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

: Tom Alone

Second episode of a live action drama.

: News and Weather Subtitled (news)

Regional News; Weather .............

: Playdays The Patch Stop.


: The Morning on BBC1

Introduced by MoDutta.
10.30 Good Morning....with Anne and Nick Featuring cook Ainsley Harriott , behind the scenes of the fashion world, Dr Mark Porter 's medical desk, and Where
There's a Will with Will Hanrahan. Also,
Santa's Journey reaches Italy. Including at 11.00 News Subtitled and Weather;
Regional News; Weather, stereo ..... * Dr Mark Porter : page 31


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: News and Weather Regional News; Weather

12.05pm Pebble Mill Alan Titchmarsh presents the final of A Song for
Christmas. Stereo.........................


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Neighbours

Details at 5.35pm. Stereo Subtitled .....

: The Great British Quiz

Second semi-final. Stereo .........

: Disney Family Movie: Robin Hood

Classic animated feature with animals taking the roles of the Robin Hood characters.
Dastardly Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are makingthe people's lives a misery. But help is at hand in the shape of fearless fox Robin Hood.
Featuringthe voices of: Brian Bedford,
Phil Harris , Monica Evans , Peter Ustinov , Terry-Thomas, Andy Devine , Roger Miller , Carole Shelley , Pat Buttram , George Lindsay , Ken Curtis.
Director Wolfgang Reitherman (1973)
Next Disneyfilm is The Land before Time on Christmas Eve at 1.35pm
# FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Robin Hood.
Unknown: Phil Harris
Unknown: Monica Evans
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Andy Devine
Unknown: Roger Miller
Unknown: Carole Shelley
Unknown: Pat Buttram
Unknown: George Lindsay
Unknown: Ken Curtis.
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

: Cartoon

: Brum

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

Animation. In the last in the series Bold drags himself into a hiding place.

: Pirates

Everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit except Gran, who bricks up the chimney to stop Santa.
Last in the series. See today's choices.


Writer: Rebecca Stevens
Writer: Peter Tabem

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

A special festive edition with presents, carols and the annual pantomime. Seetoday'schoices.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.30am on BBC2
♦ See Children: page 38

: Neighbours

Pam is torn between two lovers. Julie buys into Philip's domain. Gaby's job interview doesn't go as planned. Shown at 1.30pm. For east see Wednesday
21 December Stereo Subtitled .........

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Jill Dando. Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Regional news magazine

For details see Monday 19 December

: Top of the Pops

A rundown of the UK charts, with the latest hits and pre-chart sounds. Director Claire Winyard ; Producer Ric Blaxill
Top of the Pops on Christmas Day features the Christmas number one at 2.00pm


Director: Claire Winyard
Producer: Ric Blaxill

: EastEnders

Sanjay gets lucky, Matt gets his revenge, and David gets a chance to play the knight in shining armour.
Written by Christopher Reason


Writer: Christopher Reason
Sanjay Kapoor: Deepak Verma
Gita Kapoor: Shobu Kapoor
Sharon Mitchell: Letitia Dean
Grant Mitchell: Ross Kemp
Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Mark Fowler: Todd Carty
Matt: Toby Walton
David Wicks: Michael French
Ricky Butcher: Sid Owen
Nellie Ellis: Elizabeth Kelly
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy Beale: Michelle Collins
Bianca Jackson: Patsy Palmer
Steve Elliot: Mark Monero
Ruth Aitken: Caroline Paterson
Debbie Bates: Nicola Duffett
Natalie Price: Lucy Speed
Peggy Mitchell: Barbara Windsor
Pat Butcher: Pam St Clement
Janine Butcher: Alexia Demetriou
Nigel Bates: Paul Bradley
Carol Jackson: Lindsey Coulson
Alan Jackson: Howard Antony
Sonia Jackson: Natalie Cassidy
Robbie Jackson: Dean Gaffney

: Children's Hospital

Last in the series of real-life dramas from the wards of Sheffield Children's Hospital. Christmas is approaching. 6-year-old Michael [text removed] has been rushed into intensive care after a road accident and doctors fear damage to his brain. Five-year-old Michael [text removed] was born with an abnormal food pipe and has problems eating. He needs regular operations to stretch his gullet but is still seriously underweight and his growth could be stunted for life. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Richard Jeavons is overseeing one of the hospital's expansions.
Producer Veronica Reinhardt ; Series producer
Tracy Cook Subtitled ............................


Unknown: Michael [text removed]
Unknown: Michael [text removed]
Unknown: Richard Jeavons
Producer: Veronica Reinhardt
Producer: Tracy Cook

: That's Showbusiness Christmas Special

Mike Smith introduces some of his favourite guests and clips in the 100th edition of the comedy panel game.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Mike Smith
Director: John Rooney
Series Producer: Graham Owens

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill .................


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Crocodile Shoes

The last episode of a seven-part drama written by and starring Jimmy Nail with James Wilby
The End. Preparation is underwayfor the release of Jed's single. Ade is roughed up on the streets where he now has to obtain his drugs. Caroline takes advantage of Ade's weakness and starts to draw Jed into herweb. As
Jed and Ade agree to end their partnership, Ade hears Jed's single on the radio and races after him.
See today's choices.
Executive producers Linda James , Jimmy Nail , Jen Samson ; Director Robert Knights


Unknown: Jimmy Nail
Unknown: James Wilby
Producers: Linda James
Producers: Jimmy Nail
Producers: Jen Samson
Director: Robert Knights
Jed Shepperd: Jimmy Nail
Ade Lynn: James Wilby
Caroline Carrlson: Alex Kingston
Snotter: Vince Pellegrino
Archie: Sammy Johnson
Bobby: Mike Elliott
Tony: Trevor Fox
Big Chrissy: Paul Palance
Omo: Jeffrey Knox
Pep: John Bowler
Paul: Christopher Nichol
Emma Shepperd: Melanie Hill
Alan Clarke: Christopher Fairbank
Max the Sax: Matt Devereaux

: Frankenstein: the True Story

Concluding Mary Shelley 's classic horror story.
Part 1 and cast list see Wednesday
21 December at 10.25pm


Unknown: Mary Shelley

: Young Frankenstein

Horror spoof starring
Gene Wilder , Peter Boyle
Though shamed by his infamous ancestry, brain surgeon
Frederick Frankenstein goes to Transylvania to receive a family legacy. There he dreams of reanimatingthe dead.
Followingthe cinema release of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein and the two-part Frankenstein: the True Story comes this variation on the genre.
Director Mel Brooks (1974)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Peter Boyle
Unknown: Frederick Frankenstein
Unknown: Mary Shelley
Director: Mel Brooks
Dr Frederick Frankenstein: Gene Wilder
Monster: Peter Boyle
Igor: Marty Feldman
Elizabeth: Madeline Kahn
Frau Blucher: Cloris Leachman
Inga: Terigarr
Inspector Kemp: Kenneth Mars
Blind hermit: Gene Hackman
Herr Falkstein: Richard Haydn
Mr Hilltop: Liam Dunn
HerrWaldman: Leon Askin

: Weather

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