4748944 6.15Moomin 9937293 6.40
White Christmas Animation.
Rpt Stereo 9788090 7.30
PJ's Unfunnybunny Christmas Animation about a one-bunny campaign to find the true spirit of Christmas,
A Christmas scrape for a boy and his cartoon creation.
8.15 The Flintstones
Fred and Barney stage a prehistoric version of Christmas Carol. (Stereo)
9.25 The Movie Game
A Christmas special of the film quiz. Guests Donna Air, Toby Anstis, Clare Buckfield , Mark Curry, Mark Evans, Natalie Poyser and Judy Simpson. With John Barrowman.
Followed by Weather
Don Maclean joins Lord Montagu and residents of Beaulieu estate for a festive mix of carols, readings and prayers. With guests Harry Secombe , Ruth Madoc ,
Casualty's Clive Mantle and BBC Choirgirl of the Year Tabitha Watling.
Fantasy adventure about a lonely boy who discovers a mysterious book depicting the land of Fantasia. The ancient country is under threat from an evil force and the boy finds himself drawn into the story.
Atreyu NOAH HATHAWAY, Bastian BARRET OLIVER , Childlike empress TAMI STRONACH , Cairon MOSES GUNN, Urgl PATRICIA HAYES
DirectorWolfang Petersen (1984) ♦ See Films: pages 49-72 ****
Various residents desire to "seize the day". For cast see Wednesday 20 December
Bjork and Jack Dee introduce the biggest selling songs of 1995, plus the Christmas Day Number One. Live in the studio are N-Trance, Annie Lennox , Take That,
Boyzone, The Outhere Brothers, Simply Red, Robson and Jerome, Pulp and Blur.
A special Christmas edition from 1992. Mother Nature's Son. The Trotterfamily becomes environmentally aware.
Del DAVID JASON. Rodney NICHOLAS LYNDHURST. Uncle Albert BUSTER MERRYFIELD , Denzil PAUL BARBER, Boycie JOHN CHALLIS , Marlene SUE
HOLDERNESS, Trigger ROGER LLOYD PACK,
Mike KENNETH MACDONALD , Raquel TESSA PEAKE-JONES, Cassandra GWYNETH STRONG
Written by John Sullivan ; Director Tony Dow : Producer
Gareth Gwenlan Rpt Stereo Subtitled ...
Her Majesty the Queen's Christmas message to the Commonwealth.
Shown at 6.20pm on Channel 4, 8.50pm on BBC2
With the help of Cliff Richard and the cast of Riverdance, Noel Edmonds brings surprises to deserving people, including a trip fora group of underprivileged children to meet the real Santa Claus in Lapland. Director Stuart McDonald : Producer Richard Woolfe
Fantasy adventure starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins. Peter Banning - a workaholic lawyer - and his family spend Christmas in London with an old relative, Granny Wendy. The adults arrive home one evening to find that the children have vanished and a note has been left by Captain James Hook. With the help of a fairy named Tinkerbell, Peter sets off for Neverland to reclaim his children.
Director Steven Spielberg (1991)
See Films: pages 49-72 ****
Andrew Duncan's interview with Robin Williams is on page 16
Captain James Hook:
Peter Banning/Peter Pan:
The secrets of some of the BBC's most popular and prestigious programmes are revealed when Terry Wogan digs out classic clips from the archives.
Those guaranteed to be embarrassed include the stars of Absolutely
Fabulous, One Foot in the Grave, EastEnders, Pride and Prejudice, Roughnecks, Cardiac Arrest,
Dangerfield, The Brittas Empire,
Keeping Up Appearances and Top Gear.
The first of tonight's two offerings from Albert Square.
The Vic is full of Christmas cheer while the Fowlers put on a brave face. Pat's plans for a perfect Christmas take an unexpected turn. See today's choices.
Part 2 at 8.30pm. For cast see Tuesday 19 December
Plans to hold a pageant don't go quite as Hyacinth anticipated. Could this be remotely connected to the fact that she is organising it? See today's choices.
Written by Roy Clarke ; Director/Producer
Part 2. Stereo. Subtitled.
The Wisdom of the Witch
A reading of the tarot cards results in a ghastly prediction for
Victor and Margaret Meldrew.
See today's choices.
Written by David Renwick ; Director/Producer
♦ See This Week: page 13
Weather Rob McElwee .............
Drama starring Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson
In danger of losing their dream home, David and Diana Murphy travel to Las Vegas in the hope of gambling their way out of financial trouble. Diana catches the eye of John Gage , an eccentric millionaire, who offers them a million dollars to spend one night with Diana. Are the stakes simply too high for the Murphys?
Director Adrian Lyne (1993)
♦ See Films: pages 49-72 ****
A tale of the true spirit of Christmas.
The first of two programmes recorded at this month's concert at the NEC in Birmingham. It features an eclectic mix of styles and stars, including David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Soul II Soul, Lightning Seeds, Des'ree, Echobelly, Alanis Morissette, Alannah Myles, Curtis Stigers and Diana King.
Part 2 on Wednesday 27 December at 1.50pm