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: Wonderful Life

Comedy musical starring
Cliff Richard , Susan Hampshire
Losing theirjobs as entertainers on a cruise ship, Johnnie and his friends join the glamorous world of film-making. Johnnie CLIFF RICHARD , Jenny SUSAN HAMPSHIRE, Lloyd Davis WALTER SLEZAK , Mood musicians THE
SHADOWS, Jerry MELVYN HAYES , Barbara UNA STUBBS DirectorSidneyJFurie(1964) * See Films: pages 49-72 **


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Walter Slezak
Unknown: Melvyn Hayes
Unknown: Una Stubbs

: This Multimedia Business

Today, how to use multimedia to improve business presentations.

: Breakfast with Frost

With Rory Bremner , Lord Callaghan, Sir Edward Heath and Foreign Secretary
Malcolm Rifkind. Including at 8.30 News; plus the weather forecast.
Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor Tim Orchard


Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Malcolm Rifkind.
Editor: Barney Jones
Editor: Tim Orchard

: The Promise of His Glory

For the third Sunday in Advent the service comes from St John the Baptist,
Bromsgrove, and is led by Canon John Davies. With Fiona Castle. Stereo.


Unknown: Canon John Davies.

: See Hear

In a Christmas special, a tribute to Clive Mason who presented See Hear for over 12 years. With signing and subtitles.
Repeated Tuesday 19Decemberat 12.30pmonBBC2


Unknown: Clive Mason

: Suenos - World Spanish

A 20-part series of Spanish for beginners. 10: A bus journey through the Andes.

: The 11 th Hour

Live magazine show with tips on hobbies. Editor George Auckland Stereo....................


Editor: George Auckland

: Countryf Me

Today's programme looks back over Countryfile's year. Plus the week's weatherat 12.25pm. Stereo ...........

: News; Cartoon

Animated antics

: The Ice Princess

A contemporary interpretation of Cinderella starring Olympic and World figure skating champion Katarina Witt. .................


Unknown: Katarina Witt.

: Euro 96 Draw

Live coverage from Birmingham of the draw for the European Championship finals to be held in England next June. Simply Red provide the entertainment.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Gary Lineker , Ally McCoist and Barry Davies.
Producer Vivien Kent ; Editor Niall Sloane Stereo.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Ally McCoist
Unknown: Barry Davies.
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Niall Sloane Stereo.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Auntie's ChristmasCrackers

A look ahead to some BBCtv Christmas programmes. Stereo ....................

: The Bookworm

The last show of the series comes from
Whitby, where Griff Rhys Jones follows the trail of Bram Stoker 's Dracula. Also, a roundup of the best books for Christmas.


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Bram Stoker

: The Clothes Show

A performance of Cinderella, the Clothes Show Christmas panto, from the Channel Island of Alderney. With presenters
Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus. Repeated tomorrow at 2.40pm


Presenters: Jeff Banks
Presenters: Caryn Franklin
Presenters: Brenda Emmanus.

: The Great Antiques Hunt

In this special Christmas edition, the last in the series, the contestants visit London's Geffrye Museum, attend a prestigious fine arts and antiques fair and discover the changing faces of Christmas cards. Antiques Roadshow experts set the tasks and judge the results.


Presenter: Jilly Goolden
Series director: David Dimming
Series producer: Jannine Waddell

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles ......................


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes introduces a musical Christmas card from the Cotswolds with music and pictures telling the story of the birth of Christ. Carols sung in Cirencester parish church include Once In Royal David's City, O Come All Ye Faithful, In the Bleak Mid-winter, Silent Night, and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. Producer Simon Hammond ; Editor Helen Alexander Repeated tomorrow at 8.25am on BBC2


Introduces: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Just William

William Turns Over a New Leaf. In the last episode of the series William tries to take the vicar's Christmas message to heart by being helpful and honest, but he ends up wreaking havoc.
Dramatised from the Richmal Crompton books by Simon Booker ; Producer Alan Wright
Director David Giles


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: Simon Booker
Producer: Alan Wright
Director: David Giles
William Brown: Oliver Rokison
Mrs Brown: Polly Adams
Mr Brown: David Horovitch
Robert Brown: Benjamin Pullen
Ethel Brown: Rebecca Johnson
Muriel: Charlotte Williams
Uncle Claude: Basil Moss
Aunt Phoebe: Helen Ryan
MillicentGooch: Louisa Lawrenson
Vicar: Tim Preece

: The Naked Gun

H it comedy from the makers of Airplane! starring
Leslie Nielsen
Priscilla Presley
Criminals beware - Lt Frank Drebin is back! International terrorism, the drug cartels and the Queen are all involved in Drebin's latest case. But Frank's not entirely sure what the case is.
Director David Zucker (1988)
♦ See Films: pages 49-72 *****


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Priscilla Presley
Unknown: Lt Frank Drebin
Director: David Zucker
Lt Frank Drebin: Leslie Nielsen
Jane Spencer: Priscilla Presley
Vincent Ludwig: Ricardo Montalban
Captain Ed Hocken: George Kennedy
Nordberg: Oj Simpson
Mayor: Nancy Marchand
Pahpshmir: Raye Birk
Queen Elizabeth II: Jeannette Charles
Mrs Nordberg: Susan Beaubian
Ted Olsen: " Ed Williams
WeirdAl: Weird Al Yankovic
Gorbachev: David Lloyd Austin

: News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .....................


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: The Vicar of Dibley

Animals. Geraldine has a radical idea for an off-beat Sunday service.


Geraldine Granger: Dawn French
David Horton: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Horton: James Fleet
Alice Tinker: Emma Chambers
Letitia Cropley: Liz Smith
Frank Pickle: John Bluthal.
Jim Trott: Trevor Peacock
Owen Newitt: Roger Lloyd
Cecil: Simon McBurney
Mrs Bartlett: Jane Galloway
Written By: Richard Curtis
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Cold Comfort Farm

Malcolm Bradbury 's adaptation of the comedy classic by Stella Gibbons. Starring Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale , Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley , Ian McKellen.
Suddenly orphaned, Flora Poste takes up residence with her eccentric relatives, the Starkadders, at Cold Comfort Farm. The family believes she has come for her inheritance, but Flora sets out on a campaign to tidy them up. See today's choices.
Producer Alison Gilby ; Director John Schlesinger


Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Stella Gibbons.
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Kate Beckinsale
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Flora Poste
Producer: Alison Gilby
Director: John Schlesinger
Judith Starkadder: Eileen Atkins
Flora Poste: Kate Beckinsale
Mybug: Stephen Fry
Mrs Smiling: Joanna Lumley
Amos Starkadder: Ian McKellen
Ada Doom: Sheila Burrell
Adam Lambsbreath: Freddie Jones
Mrs Beetle: Miriam Margolyes
Seth Starkadder: Rufus Sewell
Reuben Starkadder: Ivan Kaye
Urk: Jeremy Peters
Elfine Starkadder: Maria Miles
Charles Fairford: Christopher Bowen
Meriam Beetle: Louise Rea
Rennet: Sophie Revell
Mrs Hawk-Monitor: Angela Thorne
Dick Hawk-Monitor: Rupert Penry-Jones
EarlPNeck: Harry Ditson
Sneller: Trevor Baxter
Dr Adolf Müdel: Frederick Jaeger
MrHawk-Monitor: Tim Myers
AuntGwen: Pat Keen
MrMcKnag: Robert James
Bikki: William Masson
Mrs Murther: Susannah Morley

: Heart of the Matter

In Pursuit of Perfection
As ante-natal testingfor abnormalities becomes increasingly sophisticated, more people are beingfaced with the choice of terminating a pregnancy if there is a problem with the fetus. Tonight's programme asks if it is morally acceptable to eradicate genetic disorders if it means disabled people become more excluded as a result. Joan Bakewell presents the last debate in this series.
Series producer Anne Reevell


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Anne Reevell

: Golf

The Wortd Championship from Tryall Resort, Jamaica. South Africa's Ernie Els won this title last year but this year he faces a strong European challenge as well as the top American challengers. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Alex Hay and Dave Marr.


Unknown: Ernie Els
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Dave Marr.

: Weather

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