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: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Chris Jarvis and Josie D'Arby.

7.10 Secret Life of Toys

7.25 Felix the Cat

7.40 Marlene Marlow Investigates
Live action and animation

8.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather Regional News; Weather

8.10 The Adventures of Skippy
Adventures with the world's most famous kangaroo stereo

8.35 Swat Kats
Cartoon (Repeat) (Stereo)

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

10.00 Playdays
The Playground Stop


Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Chris Jarvis
Presenter ("Children's BBC"): Josie D'Arby

: Children's BBC

William's Wish Wellingtons
Cartoon (Stereo)

10.30 Joe 90
Puppet series

: Disney Family Movie: Candleshoe

Starring Jodie Foster

A con man tries to convince a wealthy widow that he has found her long-lost grand-daughter in order to plunder her estate.
Director Norman Tokar 1977)
Next Disney film, Darby O'Gill and the Little People can be seen tomorrow at 11.00am
Film Reviews pages 47-70


Director: Norman Tokar
Casey Brown: Jodie Foster
Lady St Edmund: Helen Hayes
Priory: David Niven
Harry Bundage: Leo McKern

: Neighbours

Details at 5.35pm Stereo

: Please Sir

Comedy starring
John Alderton , Deryck Guyler
When the children from Fenn Street
Secondary School get the chance to go on a trip to the country Bernard Hedges makes sure that his class is included.
Director Mark Stuart (1971) * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Bernard Hedges
Director: Mark Stuart
Bernard Hedges: John Alderton
Norman Potter: Deryck Guyler
Mr Cromwell: Noel Howlett
Doris Ewell: Joan Sanderson
Mr Price: Richard Davies
Mr Smrth: Erik Chitty
Eric Duffy: Peter Cleall
Sharon Eversleigh: Carol Hawkins

: The Story of Snow White

A look at the history of this famous film hosted by Tony Robinson.


Unknown: Tony Robinson.

: Beatrix Potter: the World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

With Zöe Ball. Stereo The Tale of Peter Rabbit
and Benjamin Bunny Animation.


Unknown: Peter Rabbit
Unknown: Benjamin Bunny

: The Movie Game Christmas

Special Movie quiz hosted by John Barrowman.


Unknown: John Barrowman.

: Roy Castle - Personality Plus

An entertainment special celebrating the showbiz career of Roy Castle. See today's choices.

: Neighbours

Philip tries to warn Helen that
Len Mangel is a scoundrel, Annalise goes behind Mark's back to compete in the charity quest, and Lou is miserable when no fuss is made about his birthday. Shown at 1.10pm For cast see Wednesday
21 December Stereo


Unknown: Len Mangel

: News

With Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish ...............


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Regional news magazine

For details see Monday 19 December

: Telly Addicts Christmas Special

In this festive edition Noel Edmonds welcomes an all-star celebrity cast for a slice of television nostalgia. Guests are Dame Thora Hird , actor Brian Blessed, EastEnders' actor and singer Sean Maguire, actress Lynda Baron immortalised as Nurse Gladys Emanuel in Open All Hours, Emmerdale's Frazer Hines and actress Diane Keen.


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Dame Thora Hird
Unknown: Brian Blessed
Singer: Sean Maguire
Unknown: Lynda Baron
Unknown: Gladys Emanuel
Unknown: Frazer Hinesand
Unknown: Diane Keen.

: This Is Your Life

In tonight's extended show Michael Aspel invites another unsuspecting celebrity figure into the studio to meet family and friends.


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Strange Stories

Tales from everyday people with bizarre and supernatural stories to tell. An Essex policeman tells how he had a ghost for a neighbour, a trio of Scottish folk talk about an alien encounter and a Gloucestershire couple who relate how they were hunted by a leopard.

: How Do They Do That?

Here are some answers to questions you always wanted to ask - and a few more.

In tonight's show how the film The Lion King was made and how a former secretary from Southampton, Louise Hillier, has made a difference to the lives of the Rwandan people. She works for the Red Cross and tries to anticipate what the village people will need so they will be able to survive until their first crops grow and they can feed themselves. Plus a profile of the work done by RSPCA bird expert Tim Thomas who has helped save the lives of thousands of birds by helping to clean those covered by oil leaked or shed by oil tankers. And finally how over 80 per cent of 8,000 premature babies born each year are saved by new technology and the dedication and devotion of the medical staff. Presented by Desmond Lynam and Jenny Hull.


Presenter: Desmond Lynam
Presenter: Jenny Hull
Subject: Louise Hillier
Subject: Tim Thomas

: Main News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish ..............


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: The Lenny Henry Christmas Show

More fun with the larger-than-life Lenny Henry in this festive show.
There is stand-up comedy and a few new characters. Music comes from American chart toppers Salt 'N' Pepa and singer Dina Carroll. Plus interviews with an elf in The Henry Report and a spoof version of the 60s hit series Shaft. See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Director: David G Hillier
Producer: Kevin Lygo
Various characters: Lenny Henry
News presenter: John Fortune
Mr Bad: Peter Wyngarde
Father Christmas: John Dair
Elf: Robin Driscoll
Michael: Jonty Stephens
Harmony: Sandy Hendrickse
Police Chief: Lon Satton
Mr Wong: Cecil Cheng
Young Chinese man: Adrian Pang
Welsh rapper: Curtis Walker
Second Welsh rapper: Ken Bowley
Rappers: Salt 'n' Pepa
Singer: Dina Carroll

: The Ultimate Playboy Jonathan Ross Meets Hugh Hefner

A rare and in-depth interview with Hugh Hefner covering his life and work from 1954-94. He talks about his success, money, the glamour of the modelling profession and how it is actually a strain to be one of the richest men in the world.
See today's choices. Producer Michael Wadding


Unknown: Hugh Hefner

: Match of the Day

Highlights of two FA Premiership matches played this evening including Manchester United's game with Leicester City at Old Trafford. Plus roundup of two full programmes of Premiership matches played over the Christmas period. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and John Motson. Introduced by Ray Stubbs.


Unknown: Clive Tyldesley
Unknown: John Motson.
Introduced By: Ray Stubbs.

: The Lost Boys

Horror starring
Kiefer Sutherland
Jason Patric , Corey Feldman
A small town in northern California hides the darkest of secrets. It's a place where a Vampires Everywhere comic could save your life and where, if you are very unlucky, you'll never grow old, you'll never die and you'll always have fresh blood to drink.
Director Joel Schumacher (1987)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Kiefer Sutherland
Unknown: Jason Patric
Unknown: Corey Feldman
Director: Joel SchumacHer
David: Kiefer Sutherland
Michael Emerson: Jason Patric
Edgar Frog: Corey Feldman
Sam Emerson: Corey Haim
Lucy Emerson: Dianne Wiest
Grandpa: Barnard Hughes
Max: Edward Herrmann
Star: Jami Gertz
Alan Frog: Jamison Newlander
Paul: Brooke McCarter

: Weather

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