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: Business Breakfast

With Paul Burden and Sara Coburn.
6.00,6.15,6.30,6.45 News; 6.15 Sport;
6.27,6.58 Regional news; 6.40 Financial papers; 6.55 Weather


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Sara Coburn.

: Breakfast News

With Justin Webb in London, and Juliet
Morris in Moscow reporting on the Russian parliamentary elections. Plus, Reasons to Remember, in which
Bill Hamilton meets ordinary people who have made news headlines. 7.00,8.00,9.00 main news, with summaries every 15 minutes; 7.12,7.40,8.12,8.40 Business;
7.25,7.55,8.25,8.55 Weather, Regional news, travel; 7.32,8.32 Sport.


Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Bill Hamilton

: The Morning on BBC1

9.10 Kilroy
Studio debate.

10.00 News
Regional News; Weather

10.05 Can't Cook Won't Cook
Two more cooks are challenged by Ainsley Harriott.

10.30 Good Morning....with Anne and Nick
Live magazine programme. Featuring Dr Mark Porter's medical desk, Rowland Rivron on how to deal with Christmas, and a taste of British cuisine with Ainsley Harriott. And at 11.00 News Subtitled; Regional News; Weather. Stereo .... TELEPHONE (24 hours): [number removed]. or write to Good Morning [address removed] * See Dr Mark Porter : page 32

12.00 News, Regional News; Weather

12.05pm Pebble Mill
Ross King launches the first of this week's special Christmas editions featuring a host of stars and celebrities. Stereo ........
SHOW BIZ QUIZ COMPETITION LINE: [number removed] (calls cost 35p; lines are open until midnight).


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Rowland Rivron
Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm)

: Knots Landing: My Kingdom for a Horse

Anne resorts to theft.

: The Clothes Show

(Shown yesterday 4.50pm)

: Timekeepers

Quiz hosted by Bill Dod.


Presenter: Bill Dod

: Children's BBC: Dear Mr Barker

Viewers' questions answered.
Questions: write to Dear Mr Barker, [address removed]

: Children's BBC: Alvin and the Chipmunks

The chipmunks get scientific.

: Children's BBC: Phantom 2040

Futuristic animation series.
Last in the series.

: Children's BBC: Grange Hill

Wayne has a nasty surprise for Poppy.
Last in the series.


Writer: Alison Fisher
Becky: Natalie Poyser
Jacko: Jamie Lehane
Wayne: Peter Morton
Poppy: Ayesha Antoine
Dudley: Steven Hammett
Dennis: Alan Cave

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Diane-Louise Jordan, Tim Vincent, Stuart Miles and Katy Hill with news of the paperchain appeal.
(Rptd tomorrow at 8.05am on BBC2)
Information can be accessed on the Internet, at [web address removed]


Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Presenter: Tim Vincent
Presenter: Stuart Miles
Presenter: Katy Hill

: Neighbours

Will Hannah and Jen become bosom buddies? Cheryl is hoping to block Brett's travel plan.
(Shown at 1.30pm)
(For cast see Wednesday 20 December)

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Newsreader: Martyn Lewis
Newsreader: Moira Stuart
Weather presenter: Peter Cockroft

: Newsroom South East

Comprehensive regional news, live reports and interviews on issues affecting people in the south east, presented by Tim Ewartand Gwenan Edwards. Plus, sports reports from Jonathan Wills.
Editor Guy Pelham ................................... REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Presented By: Tim Ewartand Gwenan
Unknown: Jonathan Wills.
Editor: Guy Pelham

: Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds hosts the last in the series of the quiz which tests television knowledge, in which last week's Telly Addicts champions take on a celebrity team of TV professionals.
Tonight's guests include
Blue Peter 's Diane-Louise Jordan , impressionist George Marshall , and comedian and presenter Bob Mills. Director Graham Wetherell ; Producer
Richard LLewis Telly Addicts Christmas Special, featuring celebrity teams, is on Thursday 28 December at 6.30pm
COMPETITION LINE: [number removed] (all calls under one minute). Line closes at midnight on Thursday.


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Blue Peter
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan
Unknown: George Marshall
Presenter: Bob Mills.
Director: Graham Wetherell
Producer: Richard Llewis

: Watchdog

The spotlight is on crooks, conmen and what is good value for money as Anne Robinson and Alice Beer return with the stories that affect consumers in the 1990s. With reporters Chris Choi and Johnathan Maitland.
Call the live hotline on [number removed] and tell your story to one of the researchers; or write to Watchdog, [address removed]


Presenter: Anne Robinson
Presenter: Alice Beer
Reporter: Chris Choi
Reporter: Johnathan Maitland
Editor: Steve Anderson

: EastEnders

Gita plays with fire when she finds out that Sanjay won't be coming home for Christmas. Pat relents and allows Kathy to make a call. Pauline goes to court confident that Arthur will be home for Christmas.

(For cast see Tuesday 19 December)

: The Thin Blue Line: Kids Today

Concluding the comedy series written by Ben Elton, starring Rowan Atkinson

Fowler plans a camping trip for young offenders while Dl Grim is planning a nasty surprise.
Tonight's episode features a guest appearance by Stephen Fry.
See today's choices.


Writer/Producer: Ben Elton
Director: John Birkin
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Inspector Fowler: Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray: Kevin Allen
PC Habib: Mina Anwar
PC Goody: James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins: Serena Evans
DI Grim: David Haig
PC Gladstone: Rudolph Walker
Brigadier Blaster Sump: Stephen Fry

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Peter Cockroft


Newsreader: Michael Buerk
Weather presenter: Peter Cockroft

: Highlander

Action fantasy starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery

A medieval warrior living in modern New York is transported back to and his native Scotland, where he learns that he is destined to travel in time until he meets his ultimate foe.
Meanwhile, back in Gotham, they are rather concerned by a decapitated body and a sword found in a garage.
See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Director: Russell Mulcahy
Connor MacLeod: Christopher Lambert
Ramirez: Sean Connery
Brenda Wyatt: Roxanne Hart
Kurgan: Clancy Brown
Heather: Beatie Edney
Lieutenant Frank Moran: Alan North
Rachel Ellenstein: Sheila Gish
Detective Walter Bedsoe: Jon Polito
Sunda Kastagir: Hugh Quarshie
Kirk Matunas: Christopher Malcolm
Fasil: Peter Diamond
Dugal MacLeod: Billy Hartman

: Carry On at Your Convenience

Comedy, beginning a season of festive frolics from the Carry On gang, starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey

A series of catastrophes ensues when shop steward Vic Spanner leads the workers at the factory of toilet makers W.C. Boggs out on strike.
(Carry On Matron is on Wednesday 20 December at 10.30pm)
See Films: pages 49-72 **


Director: Gerald Thomas
Sid Plummer: Sid James
WC Boggs: Kenneth Williams
Charles Coote: Charles Hawtrey
Chloe Moore: Joan Sims
Beattie Plummer: Hattie Jacques
Bernie Hulke: Bernard Bresslaw
Vic Spanner: Kenneth Cope
Myrtle Plummer: Jacki Piper
Lewis Boggs: Richard O'Callaghan
Miss Withering: Patsy Rowlands

: This Is Michael Bolton

Another chance to see chart-topping American singer Michael Bolton, recorded live in concert. Tonight's performance includes his hit songs Time, Love and Tenderness, When a Man Loves a Woman and Love Is a Wonderful Thing.


Singer: Michael Bolton

: Weather

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