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: Business Breakfast

With Paul Burden and Sara Cobum.
Timetable on Monday 18 December


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Sara Cobum.

: Breakfast News

With Justin Webb and Sally Magnusson. including Reasons to Remember. Timetable on Monday 18 December


Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Sally Magnusson.

: The Morning on BBC1

9.10 Kilroy Topical studio discussion, with Robert Kilroy-Silk . Stereo ......
10.00 News
Regional News; Weather
10.05 Can't Cook Won't Cook More contestants take the cookery challenge, with chef Kevin Woodford. Stereo.
10.30 Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick Magazine programme with Anne Diamond and Nick Owen. Today, seasonal beauty features, Ainsley Harriott makes edible tree decorations, Christmas gossip from Elaine Lipworth , and parents' survival guide to Christmas Day. Including at
11.00 News Subtitled; Regional News and Weather,
12.00 News
Regional News; Weather
12.05pm Pebble Mill Special: Sykes and Friends Today, another chance to see comedian and writer Eric Sykes in conversation with Alan Titchmarsh.
Including contributions from, among others, Spike Milligan , Bob Hoskins , Max Bygraves , Johnny Speight , John Williams and Rick Wakeman.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Unknown: Kevin Woodford.
Unknown: Anne Diamond
Unknown: Nick Owen.
Unknown: Ainsley Harriott
Unknown: Elaine Lipworth
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Rick Wakeman.

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm)

: Columbo

Dead Weight. Columbo tries to prove that America's leading war hero is guilty of murder. But with no body, no weapon and the one possible witness being wooed by the suspect, Columbo must make the most of the few facts he has before plunging in. Starring Peter Falk.


Unknown: Peter Falk.

: Timekeepers

Fast moving general knowledge quiz, hosted by Bill Dod.


Presenter: Bill Dod

: Children's BBC: Pingu


: Children's BBC: Eek the Cat


: Children's BBC: Popeye and Son

Cartoon fun with the strongman sailor.

: Children's BBC: Take Two

A roundup of Christmas entertainment, and a look at the latest computer games - are they developing too fast? With Andy Crane.
(Repeated tomorrow at 8.05am on BBC2)
Write to: Take Two, [address removed], or e-mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: Andy Crane

: Children's BBC: Newsround

With Julie Etchingham and Chris Rogers.


Presenter: Julie Etchingham
Presenter: Chris Rogers

: Children's BBC: The Biz!

Fifth of six episodes.

Chris and Alice are the stars of the closed-circuit radio station at the school but there is something embarrassingly familiar about the story that Alice reads.
(Final episode and cast see Thursday at 5.10pm)

: Neighbours

Lucy's drinking is cause for concern, but is Mark too closely involved? And Jen again faces pressure from Philip.
(Shown at 1.30pm)
(For cast see Wednesday 20 December)

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart.
Weather Michael Fish


Newsreader: Martyn Lewis
Newsreader: Moira Stuart
Weather presenter: Michael Fish

: Regional news magazine

(For details see Monday 18 December)

: Holiday

Jill Dando finds out how to enjoy
Barbados on a shoestring; Sue Cook acts as a sighted guide for her blind companion in Orlando, Florida; Kirsty Young discovers a holiday in Ibiza for underf 200; and Kevin Woodford tries a vintage coach holiday in the Hebrides. Producers Alison Sharman and Paul Wooding
Editor Jane Lush Repeated tomorrow at 2.40pm
* RADIO TIMES TRAVEL STORE: save five per cent on brochured holidays from over 120 Abta-bonded travel operators. Ring (01733) quoting RT 1, and pay by Delta, Switch, Access or Visa (£ 1 administration charge for Access and Visa).


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Kevin Woodford
Producers: Alison Sharman
Producers: Paul Wooding
Editor: Jane Lush

: EastEnders

Pat reluctantly receives a visitor. Clare drops in on Felix with disastrous results, and Arthur isn't looking forward to Christmas.

The fortnight's episodes written by Tony Jordan, Joanne Maguire, Lisselle Kayla, David Richard-Fox, Simon Ashdown


Writer: Tony Jordan
Writer: Joanne Maguire
Writer: Lisselle Kayla
Writer: David Richard-Fox
Writer: Simon Ashdown
Producer: Alison Davis
Producer: Josephine Ward
Director: Philip Casson
Director: Pip Short
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Willy Roper: Michael Tudor Barnes
Mark Fowler: Todd Carty
Ruth Fowler: Caroline Paterson
Pat Butcher: Pam St Clement
Roy Evans: Tony Caunter
Ricky Butcher: Sid Owen
Cindy Beale: Michelle Collins
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
David Wicks: Michael French
Barry Evans: Shaun Williamson
Gita Kapoor: Shobu Kapoor
Guppy Sharma: Lyndam Gregory
Steve Elliott: Mark Monero
Lydia: Marlaine Gordon
Frank Butcher: Mike Reid
Felix Kawalski: Harry Landis
Peggy Mitchell: Barbara Windsor
Nigel Bates: Paul Bradley
Alan Jackson: Howard Antony
Carol Jackson: Lindsey Coulson
Blossom Jackson: Mona Hammond
Robbie Jackson: Dean Gaffney
Kevin: John Pickard
April Branning: Debbie Arnold
Clare Tyler: Gemma Bissix
Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden
Kathy Mitchell: Gillian Taylforth
Grant Mitchell: Ross Kemp
Bianca Jackson: Patsy Palmer
Tiffany Raymond: Martine McCutcheon
Sarah Hills: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Tony Hills: Mark Homer
Ted Hills: Brian Croucher
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Nellie Ellis: Elizabeth Kelly
Jules Tavernier: Tommy Eytle
Sam Butcher: Danniella Westbrook
Janine Butcher: Alexia Demetriou
Billy Jackson: Devon Anderson
Mrs Stoddard: Selina Cadell
Keith Bygraves: Mark Haddigan
Magistrate: Madeleine Newbury
Ziggy: Sean Simpson
Clerk: Luke Adams
Bridget Gilsensen: Linda Bassett

: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Comedy, the first of two films tonight starring Michael Caine
with Steve Martin

Sophisticated con man Lawrence Jamieson makes a tidy living fleecing rich women in the French resort of Beaumont-sur-Mer, until his position is suddenly threatened by the arrival of a small-time American rival.
(Michael Caine stars in The Italian Job at 11.20pm)
See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Director: Frank Oz
Lawrence Jamieson: Michael Caine
Freddy Benson: Steve Martin
Janet Colgate: Glenne Headly
Inspector Andre: Anton Rodgers
Fanny Eubanks: Barbara Harris
Arthur: Ian McDiarmid
Mrs Reed: Dana Ivey
Krista Knudsen: Aina Walle

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Newsreader: Michael Buerk
Weather presenter: Michael Fish

: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Conclusion. (Subtitled)

: Omnibus: Some Interesting Facts about Peter Cook

With contributions from friends and colleagues, including Barry Humphries, Mel Smith, Eleanor Bron, Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore. See today's choices.


Interviewee: Barry Humphries
Interviewee: Mel Smith
Interviewee: Eleanor Bron
Interviewee: Alan Bennett
Interviewee: Jonathan Miller
Interviewee: Dudley Moore
Producer: Louis Heaton
Series Editor: Nigel Williams

: The Italian Job

Comedy caper, starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward

Just out of jail, Charlie Croker "inherits" plans for a $4 million gold heist in Italy. But he must overcome a few problems, like lack of money, not having a gang, and the anger of the Mafia.
See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Director: Peter Collinson
Charlie Croker: Michael Caine
Mr Bridger: Noel Coward
Professor Simon Peach: Benny Hill
Altabani: Raf Vallone
Freddie: Tony Beckley
Beckerman: Rossano Brazzi
Loma: Maggie Blye
Miss Peach: Irene Handl
Governor: John Le Mesurier
Birkenshaw: Fred Emney
Keats: Graham Payn
Arthur: Michael Standing

: Weather

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