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: Children's BBC

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.

7.00 Tree behind the Chimney
Animation Rpt

7.10 Christopher the Christmas Tree

7.30 A Monster Christmas


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

: Children's BBC

Bump's Christmas Story
Animation, narrated by Simon Cadell.

8.10 Playdays The Why Bird Stop

8.30 Timeless Tales Puss in Boots
Animation Rpt

9.00 Marlene Marlowe Investigates
Live action and animation Rpt

9.15 Bucky O'Hare
Animation Rpt

9.40 Why Don't You?
A new series of music and fun, with Jo Hunter, Kalpesh Kukadia and Georgia Mills Stereo

10.05 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Animation, narrated and sung by Burl Ives


Unknown: Simon Cadell.
Unknown: Marlene Marlowe
Unknown: Jo Hunter
Unknown: Georgia Mills
Sung By: Burl Ives

: Disney Family Movie: In Search of the Castaways

Fantasy adventure based on a story by Jules Verne and starring Maurice Chevalier, Hayley Mills
A clue to the whereabouts of their missing father leads Mary and Robert Grant to join forces with charming Jacques Paganel on a dangerous and exciting journey to find Captain Grant.
Director Robert Stevenson (1962)
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing: tomorrow, 11.00am
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Story By: Jules Verne
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Hayley Mills
Unknown: Robert Grant
Unknown: Jacques Paganel
Director: Robert Stevenson
Professor Jacques Paganel: Maurice Chevalier
Mary Grant: Hayley Mills
Thomas Ayrton: George Sanders
LordGlenarvan: Wilfrid Hyde White
JohnGlenarvan: Michael Anderson Jr
Robert Grant: Keith Hamshere
Bill Gaye: Wilfrid Brambell
Guard: Ronald Fraser

: Neighbours

Details at 5.25pm Stereo

: Animal Sanctuary

A report on the work of British volunteers battling to end the misery of millions of Greek cats which live on tourist scraps during the summer but face starvation when the holidaymakers go home. With John Craven.


Presenter: John Craven

: The Two Ronnies

A classic Christmas edition of the comedy starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett

: True Grit

Western starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell
A crusty, dissolute and one-eyed US marshal rediscovers his true grit when, badgered by a young girl, he sets out to find the man who killed her father. John Wayne won an Oscar for his performance.
Director Henry Hathaway (1969) Subtitled...
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Glen Campbell
Unknown: John Wayne
Director: Henry Hathaway
Reuben J Rooster Cogbum: John Wayne
La Boeuf: Glen Campbell
MattieRoss: Kim Darby
Emmett Quincy: Jeremy Slate
Ned Pepper: Robert Duvall
Moon: Dennis Hopper
Goudy: Alfred Ryder
Colonel G Stonehill: Strother Martin
Tom Chaney: Jeff Corey

: Final Score

Results roundup and reports from today's sporting action. With Hazel Irvine.


Unknown: Hazel Irvine.

: News

With Nicholas Witchell. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee ...........


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Neighbours

Hannah wants to keep the carpet snake as a pet but Philip thinks she should release it into the wild. Pam and Cheryl try a fresh approach in their lives and visit a New Age shop to buy a healing crystal and aromatherapy oils. Gaby, convinced she has lost her job, also considers a change of direction. Shown at 1.05pm. For cast see Wednesday
21 December Stereo

: Auntie's New Bloomers

This compilation of BBC out-takes, the third in a line of Auntie's Bloomers, finds Terry Wogan in a hitherto secret bunker deep beneath London's Television Centre, where he presents an A-Z guide to all those moments which favourite BBCtv performers have tried desperately to keep from the viewers. First of two programmes.


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Director: John L Spencer
Producer: Tom Webber

: Kindergarten Cop

Action comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed
John Kimble is a tough Los Angeles cop who always gets the bad guy. So when a vicious mobster sets out to find his wife, who ran off with his son and a fortune in drug money, Kimble must find them first, and also face the greatest challenge of his career - going undercover as a teacher in a kindergarten and facing a class of screaming 5-year-olds. (1990)
Film Reviews pages 47-70


Director: Ivan Reitman
Detective John Kimble: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Joyce: Penelope Ann Miller
Phoebe O'Hara: Pamela Reed
Miss Schlowski: Linda Hunt
Cullen Crisp: Richard Tyson
Eleanor Crisp: Carroll Baker
Dominic: Joseph Cousins
Sylvester's mother: Cathy Moriarty
Samantha's mother: Park Overall
Zach's mother: Jayne Brook

: EastEnders

Grant wakes up alone on his and Sharon's third wedding anniversary and takes out his anger on Michelle. Sanjay is disappointed by his new relationship with Gita, and Phil and Kathy find the going is tough.
(For cast see Thursday 22 December)

: 2 Point 4 Children: Relax-ay-Voo

Ben wants to go to France for the Christmas holiday, but after last year's mishaps, Bill is determined to stay at home, where nothing disastrous can happen. See today's choices.
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Producer: Richard Boden
Bill Porter: Belinda Lang
Ben Porter: Gary Olsen
Rona: Julia Hills
Jenny: Clare Buckfield
David: John Pickard
Christine: Kim Benson
Bette: Liz Smith
Pearl: Barbara Lott
US Marine: Michael Zimmerman
Carol singer: Jamie Leyser

: The Addams Family

Film Premiere. Horror comedy based on characters from Charles Addams's comic strip, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya
The ghoulish but happy Addams family are tricked out of their fortune when an imposter claims to be their long-lost Uncle Fester. (1991)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Morticia Addams: Anjelica Huston
Gomez Addams: Raul Julia
Uncle Fester Addams/Gordon Craven: Christopher Lloyd
Tully Alford: Dan Hedaya
Abigail Craven: Elizabeth Wilson
Granny: Judith Malina
Lurch: Carel Struycken
Wednesday Addams: Christina Ricci

: News

With Nicholas Witchell. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee .............


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: The Prince's Trust Gala Concert

Tonight's concert, recorded earlierthis month at the London Arena in Docklands, is hosted from the top of London's
Telecom Tower and features a star line-up including East 17, Bjorn Again , the Brand New Heavies, Eternal, Pulp, and Dave Stewart. Joe Cocker , M
People and Cliff Richard join the party via a satellite link, and Meatloaf and Phil Collins appearon video. See today's choices.
Producer Chris Cowie SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with Radio 1


Unknown: Bjorn Again
Unknown: Dave Stewart.
Unknown: Joe Cocker
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Phil Collins
Producer: Chris Cowie

: Spellbound

Alfred Hitchcock's famous psychological thriller starring Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck
Dedicated psychiatrist Constance Peterson amazes everyone, including herself, by falling in love with a man she knows to be a paranoid imposter and who may even be guilty of murder.
(1945) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Dr Constance Peterson: Ingrid Bergman
JB: Gregory Peck
Miss Carmichael: Rhonda Fleming
Dr Fleurot: John Emery
Dr Murchison: Leo G Carroll
Dr Alex Brulov: Michael Checkhov
Garmes: Norman Lloyd
Harry: Donald Curtis

: Weather

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