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: Children's BBC

Bump's Christmas Story

6.15 Moomin

6.40 White Christmas

: Children's BBC

(Rpt) (Stereo)

7.30 PJ's Unfunnybunny Christmas
Animation about a one-bunny campaign to find the true spirit of Christmas.

: Children's BBC

McGee and Me
A Christmas scrape for a boy and his cartoon creation.

8.15 The Flintstones
Fred and Barney stage a prehistoric version of Christmas Carol.

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


Presenter (The Movie Game): John Barrowman
Guest (The Movie Game): Toby Anstis
Guest (The Movie Game): Clare Buckfield
Guest (The Movie Game): Mark Curry
Guest (The Movie Game): Mark Evans
Guest (The Movie Game): Natalie Poyser
Guest (The Movie Game): Judy Simpson

: Christmas Day in the Morning

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.


Unknown: Don MacLean
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: Clive Mantle

: The Neverending Story

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. (1984)
See Films: pages 49-72 ****


Director: Wolfang Petersen
Bastian: Barret Oliver
Childlike Empress: Tami Stronach
Cairon: Moses Gunn
Urgl: Patricia Hayes

: Neighbours

Various residents desire to "seize the day".
(For cast see Wednesday 20 December)

: Top of the Pops

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.


Presenter: Bjork
Presenter: Jack Dee
Musicians: N-Trance
Singer: Annie Lennox
Singers: Take That
Singers: Boyzone
Singers: The Outhere Brothers
Musicians: Simply Red
Singers: Robson and Jerome
Musicians: Pulp
Musicians: Blur

: Only Fools and Horses: Mother Nature's Son

A special Christmas edition from 1992.

The Trotter family becomes environmentally aware.
(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
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

: The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen's Christmas message to the Commonwealth.
Shown at 6.20pm on Channel 4, 8.50pm on BBC2

: Noel's Christmas Presents

With the help of Cliff Richard and the cast of Riverdance, Noel Edmonds brings surprises to deserving people, including a trip for a group of underprivileged children to meet the real Santa Claus in Lapland.


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Guest: Cliff Richard
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Richard Woolfe

: News; Weather

: Hook

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.
See Films: pages 49-72 ****

Andrew Duncan's interview with Robin Williams is on page 16


Director: Steven Spielberg
Captain James Hook: Dustin Hoffman
Peter Banning/Peter Pan: Robin Williams
Tinkerbell: Julia Roberts
Smee: Bob Hoskins
Granny Wendy: Maggie Smith
Moira Banning: Caroline Goodall
Jack: Charlie Korsmo
Maggie: Amber Scott
Liza: Laurel Cronin
Inspector Good: Phil Collins
Tootles: Arthur Malet
Pockets: Isaiah Robinson
Ace: Jasen Fisher
Rufio: Dante Basco
Thud Butt: Raushan Hammond
Don't Ask: James Madio

: Auntie's Brand New Bloomers

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.


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Producer: Tom Webber

: EastEnders

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)

: Keeping Up Appearances

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.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Director/Producer: Harold Snoad
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Rose: Mary Millar
Emmet: David Griffin
Vicar: Jeremy Gittins
Vicar's wife: Marion Barron
Mrs Moody: Una Stubbs
Violet: Anna Dawson
Bruce: John Evitts
Daddy: George Webb
Mr Crabtree: Tony Stuart

: EastEnders: Part 2

(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: One Foot in the Grave: The Wisdom of the Witch

A reading of the tarot cards results in a ghastly prediction for Victor and Margaret Meldrew.

See This Week: page 13


Writer: David Renwick
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Patrick: Angus Deayton
Pippa: Janine Duvitski
Melvin: Phil Daniels
Lorna: Rachel Bell
Christine: Joanne Engelsman
Tunstall: Bruce Byron
Gridley: Peter McNally

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Weather Rob McElwee


Newsreader: Peter Sissons
Weather presenter: Rob McElwee

: Indecent Proposal

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? (1993)
See Films: pages 49-72 ****


Director: Adrian Lyne
John Gage: Robert Redford
Diana Murphy: Demi Moore
David Murphy: Woody Harrelson
MrShackelford: Seymour Cassel
Jeremy: Oliver Platt
Day tripper: Billy Bob Thornton
Mr Langford: Rip Taylor
Auction Emcee: Billy Connolly

: I Hate Christmas

A tale of the true spirit of Christmas.

: The Greatest Music Party in the World

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


Singer: David Bowie
Singer: Rod Stewart
Singer: Diana Ross
Musicians: Soul II Soul
Musicians: Lightning Seeds
Singer: Des'ree
Musicians: Echobelly
Singer: Alanis Morissette
Singer: Alannah Myles
Singer/Musician: Curtis Stigers
Singer: Diana King

: Weather

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