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With Zoe Ball and Josie D'Arby.
7.10 Secret Life of Toys
7.25 Felix the Cat
7.40 Marlene Marlow Investigates
Live action and animation
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8.10 The Adventures of Skippy
Adventures with the world's most famous kangaroo.
8.35 Swat Kats
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9.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather; Regional News; Weather
9.05 Bucky O'Hare
9.30 Why Don't You?
Outrageous ways to survive the holiday
The Playground Stop
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Presenter ("Children's BBC"):
Cartoon. Stereo 2957553 10.35 Joe 90
Comedy set in 20s London, starring Peter Ustinov
A British aristocrat steals a secret microfilm from a Chinese war lord. He returns from Asia to London, only to be kidnapped by Chinese secret agents.
Director Robert Stevenson (1975) Subtitled . The Disney Family Movie season continues with Candleshoe tomorrow at 11.00am.
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Festive cartoon capers. submied
All the magic of a favourite fairytale is brought to life in this classic Christmas ballet, which tells the story of a girl transported to a magical world on Christmas Eve. In PeterWright's acclaimed production, the familiar Tchaikovsky score is matched with spectacular stage effects and world class dancingfrom the Birmingham Royal Ballet. The story begins at the Stahlbaum's Christmas party, where young Clara (Sandra Madgwick ) is given a Nutcrackerdoll by the mysterious
Drosselmeyer (Joseph Cipolla ). Laterthat night, Clara creeps downstairs to find the Christmas tree growing and the Nutcracker Prince brought to life. The Royal Ballet's Russian star Irek Mukha 'medov joins the Birmingham company as a guest to partnerjapanese ballerina
Miyako Yoshida , playing the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Television director Derek Bailey Stereo. .
A friend of Harry's arrives. Stereo..
Barry Davies with highlights of this year's World Cup in the United States. ..
Germany 1916. The adventure series ends with the elderly Indiana's recollections. Stereo Subtitled .......
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The Tale of Pigling Bland
The first of four animated versions of Beatrix Potter stories. With no choice but to leave home, Pigling Bland sets off to the market looking for work. But he finds many distractions on the way. See today's choices.
DirectorMikeStuart Subtitled ............
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny can be seen tomorrow at 3.45pm.
Will Len Mangel break Helen's heart? Michael has the biggest test of his life. Shown at 1.05pm. For cast see Wednesday
21 December Stereo Subtitled .........
In the Beginning. This special episode of the comedy series is set in 20 1 9, and the former staff of Whitbury
Newtown Leisure Centre are paying tribute to the man who gave them everything - Sir Gordon Brittas.
Jim Davidson becomes the Mad Hatter in this special edition of the snooker quiz show. Joining him are Zoe Ball , John Parrott , Marti Caine ,
Terry Griffiths , Craig Charles and Steve Davis. John Virgo attempts to referee dressed as the March Hare.
Director Charles Garland ; Producer John Burrowes
Sanjay feels he's on to a winner and Ian has a fishy proposition for Bianca.
Written by Jeff Povey ; Director Sue Butterworth
Real life comic book action directed by and starring Warren Beatty with Madonna, Al Pacino
America in the 30s, the home of heroes and villains; villains like Big Boy Caprice, hunchback and underworld syndicate boss. And heroes like Dick Tracy, the handsome detective who has been close to catching Big Boy in the past, and is determined not to let him get away this time.
(1990) Stereo * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Big Boy Caprice:
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Jasper Carrott presents sketches, spoof ads and plenty of humour in his first all-new stand-up comedy show in two years. His guests are actresses Sara Crowe and Ann Bryson. See today's choices.
Producer/Director Ed Bye Stereo ..........
Barry Norman selects his personal choice from more than 200 films seen during 1994. Spielberg finally received recognition from his peers and Tom Hanks won an Oscar. Schindler's List, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Pulp Fiction are a few of his short-listed recommendations. This year has also seen a resurgence offilm-making activity in Britain and more people attendingthe cinema. Interspersed with Barry's over-view of the cinema world are occasional surprises and funny moments from the year's films.
Director Liz Ekberg
Rock band U2's extraordinary vision of ZOO TV, recorded at Sydney Football Stadium. The show is an explosive mixture of concert and multi-media fantasy. Aftertwo years of developing the show in Europe and America, the stage is stacked with huge television monitors. Amongthe hits played are The Fly, Even Better than the Real Thing, and With or Without You.
Romantic comedy starring
Tired of being known only as the director of his wife Lucy's pictures,
Paul Robaix decides to make a film version of Madam Butterfly without her. Arriving in Japan, he casts an unknown geisha in the leading role. But why is this girl strangely familiar?
Director Jack Cardiff (1962) # FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Lucy Dell/Yoko Mori: