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: Lassie

: Pingu

With Chris Jarvis.


Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Marlene Marlowe Investigates

Live action and animation. Stereo.

: The Chipmunks


: The New Adventures of Superman

Lois and Clark investigate a rival newspaper publisher whom they suspect of deliberately causingtragic accidents.

: Live and Kicking

Diane-Louise Jordan and Tim Vincent of Blue Peter compete against 2 Point 4 Children pair Clare Buckfield and John Pickard, and Dean Gatiss and Justin Pickett from Desmond's in a seasonal edition of Run the Risk. Music from Eternal and the London Community Gospel Choir, and behind the scenes at The Antiques Roadshow.
Presented by Andi Peters, Emma Forbes, Trev Neal and Simon Hickson.

BBC Live and Kicking Magazine: price 99p, on sale from newsagents.


Presenter: Andi Peters
Presenter: Emma Forbes
Presenter: Trev Neal
Presenter: Simon Hickson
Guest: Diane-Louise Jordan
Guest: Tim Vincent
Guest: Clare Buckfield
Guest: John Pickard
Guest: Dean Gatiss
Guest: Justin Pickett
Singers: Eternal
Singers: The London Community Gospel Choir

: Joy to the World

Carols, comedy and dance are combined in this celebration of the Christmas story from the Royal Albert Hall in London. Among the cast are Larry Adler, Jean Boht, Lesley Garrett , Bob Holness, Benjamin Luxon, Nanette Newman, Paul Nicholas, Diana Rigg and Jimmy Tarbuck. Produced by Simon Betts. Stereo.

: Disney Family Movie: The Land Before Time

Animated feature following the journey of five young dinosaurs on a quest to find a new home in the legendary Great Valley.
With the voices of Fred Gwynne, Gabriel Damon, Helen Shaver, Bill Erwin, Candice Houston and Pat Hingle.
Director Don Bluth (1988)
Stereo Subtitled...
In Search of the Castaways is on Boxing Day at 11.00am
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Fred Gwynne
Unknown: Gabriel Damon
Unknown: Helen Shaver
Unknown: Bill Erwin
Unknown: Pat Hingle
Director: Don Bluth

: Popeye

Animated fun

: Santa Claus

Festive comedy starring
Dudley Moore , John Lithgow
All is not well at the North Pole.
Patch, one of Santa's elves, creates havoc with the Christmas preparations then heads for New York. There, he teams up with BZ, a ruthless toy manufacturer, to develop a fantastic new brand of candy.
Director Jeannot Szwarc (1985) Subtitled .. * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: John Lithgow
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Patch: Dudley Moore
BZ: John Lithgow
Claus: David Huddleston
Ancient elf: Burgess Meredith
Anya: Judy Cornwell
Towzer: Jeffrey Kramer
Groot: Don Estelle

: Disneytime

A seasonal journey through the world of movies from Disneyland, Paris. With Michaela Strachan.


Unknown: Michaela Strachan.

: An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

Film premiere. Animation for children, produced by Steven Spielberg.
In this sequel to An American Tail, Fievel, an immigrant mouse and his family are offered the chance of a fresh start in the Midwest. So they embark on another epic journey. (1991)


Producer: Steven Spielberg
Director: Phil Nibbelink
Director: Simon Wells
Fievel (voice): Phillip Glasser
Wylie Burp (voice): James Stewart
Mama Mousekowitz (voice): Erica Yohn
Cat R Waul (voice): John Cleese
Tiger (voice): Dom Deluise
TR Chula (voice): Jon Lovitz

: Bruce Forsyth's Christmas Generation Game

In a seasonal end to the series, family couples compete to see who will perform in a special version of Dick Whittington before reachingthe conveyor belt and its array of prizes. With Bruce Forsyth and Rosemarie Ford.


Unknown: Dick Whittington
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Rosemarie Ford.

: The National Lottery Live

Live from the Hippodrome Theatre in Birmingham, where stars of Jack and the Beanstalk are on hand as this week's lucky winning numbers in the nation's lottery are announced, with a jackpot prize up for grabs. Presented by Anthea Turner and Gordon Kennedy.


Presented By: Anthea Turner
Presented By: Gordon Kennedy.

: Casualty

TalkingTurkey. It's
Christmas Eve at Holby City Hospital and the staff are inundated with policemen who have fallen prey to a dodgy batch of turkey sandwiches. A sick young girl won't say who she is, and a brawlingfamily has a surprise. Meanwhile, Mike's Christmas plans seem to be scuppered. Seetoday'schoices.
Episode written by Lilie Ferrari ; Director
Sallie Aprahamian Stereo


Unknown: Christmas Eve
Written By: Lilie Ferrari
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
MikeBarratt: Clive Mantle
Martin Ashford: Patrick Robinson
Josh Giffiths: Ian Bleasdale
Rachel Longworth: Jane Gurnett
Kate Wilson: Sorcha Cusack
Eddie Gordon: Joan Oliver
Adam Cooke: Steven Brand
Jude Kocarnik: Lisa Coleman
Matt Hawley: Jason Merrells
Liz Harker: Sue Devaney
PC John Milligan: Melvyn Bedford
WPC Tracy Hollings: Isobel Middleton
Janice Draper: Tracy Whitwell
Mr Draper: Ken Hutchinson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 22: Christmas Safety 22 December 2016

: Birds of a Feather: Christmas in Dreamland

It's Christmas Eve in Chigwell, and Sharon is already full of the Christmas spirit. So full, in fact, that she nods off. Then strange things start to happen. With special guests Michael Winner and David Emanuel.

See today's choices.


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Garth: Matthew Savage
Himself: Michael Winner
Himself: David Emanuel

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Dead Again

Film Premiere. Thriller directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh
Also starring Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, Andy Garcia
More than 40 years after the death of wife-killer Roman Strauss, a private eye comes across a young amnesia victim, found at the former Strauss mansion.
While investigating her identity, they begin a relationship that nothing can separate - not even death. (1991) (Stereo) (Subtitled)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Emma Thompson's Kind of Day: see page


Director: Kenneth Branagh
Mike Church/Roman Strauss: Kenneth Branagh
Grace/Margaret Strauss: Emma Thompson
Franklyn Madson: Derek Jacobi
Gray Baker: Andy Garcia
Piccolo Pete: Wayne Knight
Inge: Hanna Schygulla
Doug: Campbell Scott
Frankie: Gregor Hesse
Sister Madeleine/Starlet: Jo Anderson
Sister Constance: Lois Hall
Dr Cozy Carlisle: Robin Williams

: Christmas Midnight Mass

On this special night which heralds the birth of Jesus Christ , a live broadcast from
Liverpool's Roman Catholic
Cathedral of Christ the King where worshippers gather for a traditional celebration of the First Mass of Christmas, led by the Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Rev Derek Worlock. Carols include Away in a Manger, 0
Little Town of Bethlehem, In the Bleak Mid-Winter and Hark! The Herald
Angels Sing. See today's choices.
Producer John Kirby


Main Celebrant: Archbishop Derek Worlock.
Producer: John Kirby

: The Quiller Memorandum

Spy drama with screenplay
Harold Pinter , starring
George Segal , Alec Guinness
When two British agents are killed by neo-Nazis in 1960s Berlin, the department's top agent is sent to investigate.
Director Michael Anderson (1966)
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Director: Michael Anderson
Quiller: George Segal
Pol: Alec Guinness
Oktober: Max Vonsydow
Inge: Senta Berger
Gibbs: George Sanders
Weng: Robert Helpmann

: Weather

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