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Cartoon based on the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Centre
OftheEarth. Rpt Subtitled .............
Comedy with the ghoulish clan. Rpt
Top Copy. Clark's secret identity is under threat of exposure from a cunning TV journalist, played by Raquel Welch.
Today's guests include round-the-world yachtswoman Lisa Clayton. Plus comedy from Trev and Simon, Bobby Davroand Peter Simon hosting Run the Risk, and cartoon fun with Rugrats and Spiderman. With Andi Peters and Emma Forbes.
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Introduced by Steve Rider from Twickenham.
12.20 Football Focus
Gary Lineker previews this afternoon's matches in the FA Premiership and analyses England's midweek international against fellow European Championship finalists Portugal.
12.45, 1.15, 1.45 Racing
From Ascot, featuring races at 12.50, 1.20 and 1.55. Commentary from Peter O'Sullevan, Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
News from Jamaica of the second round of the World Championship. Coverage continues tonight at 11.55pm.
1.30, 4.10 Swimming
Top domestic stars face international competition at Sheffield in the ASA National Winter Championship and Winter Swimming Challenge. Commentary by Hamilton Bland and Andy Jameson.
2.05 Rugby Union: England v Western Samoa
Live coverage of the Save and Prosper international from Twickenham (kick-off 2.30pm). England's preparations for their forthcoming defence of the Five Nations title faltered last month with a comprehensive 24-14 defeat by world champions South Africa. But they mastered today's visitors by a margin of 44-22 when they met in the World Cup earlier this year. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Bill Beaumont.
4.45 Final Score
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Number Engaged. An important assignment has potentially explosive consequences for Mainwaring's men. Captain MainwaringARTHUR LOWE. Sergeant
Wilson JOHN LE MESURIER, Corporal Jones CLIVE DUNN. Private FrazerJOHN LAURIE, Private Godfrey ARNOLD RIDLEY , Private Pike IAN LAVENDER , Chief
Warden Hodges BILL PERTWEE, Vicar FRANK
WILLIAMS, Verger EDWARD SINCLAIR , GPO man
RONNIE BRODY , Army captain ROBERT MILL, Army sergeant KENNETH MACDONALD, Van driver FELIX BOWNESS , Private Sponge COLIN BEAN, Scottish sergeantSTUARTMCGUGAN.ATS girt BERNICE ADAMS Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Producer David Croft
England rugby union stars Mike Catt and Dean Richards and mime/sound duo the Umbilical Brothers join Jim Davidson and Sally Meen as more family members tackle unfamiliar tasks.
A taster of BBCtv' s festive Christmas programmes. Stereo ..................
Skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are on the receiving end of the Gotcha as Noel Edmonds hosts another party at Crinkley Bottom. NTV visits someone's home, plus a chance to Grab-a-Grand.
Producer Jonathan Beazley ; Executive producer
Michael Leggo GRAB-A-GRAND COMPETITION LINE: [number removed]/2/3(calls cost 39p per minute. Lines open only during show).
Michael Barrymore, singing Too Much for One Heart, joins AntheaTurnerand Mystic Megfortonight's prize draw.
Producer Mark Wells Stereo NOTE: winning numbers from previous lottery draws are available on Ceefax page 750 or by calling the Players' Lottery Helpline on [number removed]
Mike decides the time is right to take the plunge with Rachel.
See today's choices.
Episode written by David Joss Buckley
PC Tony Poulson:
With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles ..................... Followed by National Lottery Update
Anarchic seasonal comedy, starring Bill Murray
Frank Cross , the youngest network president in TV history, is a man who hates Christmas and plans to exploit the holidays to attract as many viewers as possible. However, he is about to be visited by three unconventional ghosts who will go to any lengths to make him change his mean-spirited ways.
Director Richard Donner (I 988)
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Ghost of Christmas Present:
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Two derby clashes from today's FA Premiership programme. At Highbury, Arsenal face London rivals Chelsea, with Dutch internationals Dennis Bergkamp and Ruud Gullit expected to line up on opposite sides. In the Midlands, manager Ron Atkinson visits his former club, Aston Villa, when he takes Coventry City to Villa Park. Plus, today's other goals and analysis of the main talking points. Commentary by John Motson and Clive Tyldesley. Introduced by Desmond Lynam, with Trevor Brooking and Gary Lineker.
More action from Tryall Resort,
Jamaica, of the World Championship where defending champion Ernie Els attempts to hold off the challenge of a field that includes ten members of this year's Ryder Cup teams. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Alex Hay and Dave Marr. ProducerAlastairScott Stereo ............