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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
Animation (Stereo)

7.25 Felix the Cat

7.40 Marlene Marlowe Investigates
Another mystery

8.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather Regional News; Weather

8.10 The Adventures of Skippy
More adventures

8.35 Swat Kats
(Repeat) (Stereo)

9.00 News submied and Weather Regional News; Weather

9.05 Bucky O'Hare

9.30 Why Don't You?
More boredom busting-ideas.

10.00 Playdays
The Patch Stop

10.20 William's Wish Wellingtons


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

: Joe 90

Classic 60s puppet series.

: Disney Family Movie: Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Fantasy starring
Albert Sharpe , Jimmy O'Dea with Sean Connery
An caretaker on an Irish estate accidentally comes into contact with the kingofthe leprechauns.
Director Robert Stevenson (1959)................. Next Disney film is Freaky Friday tomorrow at 1 1.00am * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Albert Sharpe
Unknown: Jimmy O'Dea
Unknown: Sean Connery
Director: Robert Stevenson
Darby O'Gill: Albert Sharpe
King Brian: Jimmy Odea
Michael McBride: Sean Connery
Katie: Janet Munro
PonySugrue: Kieron Moore

: Harry and the Hendersons

Brett decides to marry an Albanian au-pair

: Neighbours

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

: El Dorado

Western starring
John Wayne , Robert Mitchum
A gunfighter and his old friend who is now the town sheriff join forces to combat an avaricious cattle baron.
Director Howard Hawks (1967) # FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Director: Howard Hawks
Cole Thornton: John Wayne
J PHarrah: Robert Mitchum
Mississippi: James Caan
Maudie: Charle Neholt
Joey MacDonald: Michele Carey
Bull Harris: Arthur Hunnicutt
Bart Jason: Edward Asner

: Daffy Duck Double Bill

Cartoon fun

: Pingu

With Zoe Ball. (Stereo)
Animation. (Rpt)

: Beatrix Potter: the World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Mr Jeremy Fisher.
Animation Rpt


Unknown: Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
Unknown: Mr Jeremy Fisher.

: Peter Pan and the Pirates

Cartoon adventures. Stereo

: The Best of Blue Peter

Highlights of the last year.
With music from Bad Boys Inc and the Yes/No People.
With Diane-Louise Jordan, Tim Vincent, Stuart Miles and Anthea Turner.

See today's choices


Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Presenter: Tim Vincent
Presenter: Stuart Miles
Presenter: Anthea Turner

: Neighbours

Mark makes more than just a sausage roll. Helen is going away for "more than just a holiday". Lou gets more than just a birthday present, and Annalise finally makes enough money to enter the charity quest by selling almost everything she possesses.
(Shown at 1.30pm.)
(For cast see Wednesday 21 December)

: News

With Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Regional news magazine

SeeMonday 19 December for details

: The World's Strongest Man

Tonight's final of the battle of the giants promises to be the closest finish in the history of the competition, In the last four weeks at South Africa's Sun City, 16 of the world's mightiest men have struggled to get through to the final heat. Only eight of them made it.
Tonight, these musclemen must sweat theirway through events that test both strength and stamina, such as lifting rocks, pulling safari cars and pushing pick-up trucks. Presented by Juliet Morris and Paul Dickenson


Presentery: Juliet Morris
Presenter: Paul Dickenson

: EastEnders

Michelle seeks Pat's advice about the situation in the Queen Vic and is relieved when Pat rallies to Sharon's support. Meanwhile, Kathy is still unsure of her feelings for Phil; Bianca confides in Natalie about the declining state of her relationship with Ricky; and Ruth attends an interview for the job of nursery worker.
(For cast see Thursday 22 December)


Writer: Jeff Povey

: Secrets

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are the host and hostess at "Secrets", a sophisticated night-club with an elegant ambience, for this magical show screened especially for the festive season. Moving around the tables at the club, Paul entertains the audience with his magical tricks and sleight of hand. Blending hospitality with his duties as Master of Ceremonies, Paul introduces a series of international acts from the world of magic and entertainment. Among these guests are Philippe Socrate from France, entertainers from the Chinese State Circus and Ronn Lucas from America with Scorch the Dragon.


Presenter/Magician: Paul Daniels
Assistant: Debbie McGee
Magician: Philippe Socrate
Ventriloquist: Ronn Lucas
Director: Babara Jones
Producer: Roger Ordish

: TV Heroes

Danny Baker casts an eye over the careers of some of the unlikely heroes of the small screen. Tonight, he celebrates Hughie Green, that showman of showmen, to whom all subsequent game-show hosts owe an enormous debt.


Presenter: Danny Baker
Director: Jacques Peretti
Producer: Karen Steyn

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Parenthood

Comedy starring
Steve Martin
Mary Steenburgen
Determined that his kids will have a happier childhood than his own,
Gil Buckman agonises over his eldest son, whose emotional problems threaten to consign him to a special school.
Meanwhile, Gil's sister, Susan, wants to divert her husband Nathan's attention from his obsessive education of their 3-year-old daughter. And Gil's father is forced to reassess his own paternal role. All discoverthat parents' expectations fortheirchildren rarely match reality.
Director Ron Howard (1989) Subtitled ...... * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Gil Buckman
Director: Ron Howard
Gil Buckman: Steve Martin
Karen Buckman: Mary Steenburgen
Helen: Dianne Wiest
Frank: Jason Robards
Nathan: Rick Moranis
Larry: Tom Hulce
Tod: Keanu Reeves
Julie: Martha Plimpton
Susan: Harley Kozak
Garry: Leaf Phoenix
David Brodsky: Dennis Dugan
Marilyn: Eileen Ryan
Grandma: Helen Shaw
Kevin: Jasen Fisher
George Bowman: Paul Linke

: Review of the Year 1994

What do you remember about 1994? The D-Day commemorations orsleaze in high places? The ceasefire in Northern Ireland or Raith Rovers beating Celtic? James Naughtie presents his own personal view of the year. See today's choices
Producers Daniel Brittain-Catlin and Noelle Britton


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producers: Daniel Brittain-Catlin
Producers: Noelle Britton

: The Family Jewels

' Comedy directed by and starring Jerry Lewis
Underthe terms of her father's will, a young orphaned heiress has to decide which of her uncles she wants to be her guardian. Jerry Lewis plays seven roles - Willard Woodward ,
Everett Peyton , James Peyton , Eddie Peyton , Julius Peyton , "Bugs" Peyton, and Skylock Peyton.
(1965) ........................................... ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Willard Woodward
Unknown: Everett Peyton
Unknown: James Peyton
Unknown: Eddie Peyton
Unknown: Julius Peyton
Unknown: Skylock Peyton.
Dr Matson: Sebastian Cabot
Donna Peyton: Donna Butterworth

: Weather

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