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: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Rpt 5077220 7.05 The Greedysaurus
Gang Dinosaur adventures.

: Children's BBC

The Snow Queen
Animation, narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver. (Rpt)

7.35 Opus and Bill
Opus writes to Santa. (Rpt)

8.00 Fireman Sam
Animation. Rpt

8.20 Playdays: The Patch Stop.

8.40 White Christmas

9.10 Peter Pan and the Pirates
Cartoon. (Rpt) (Stereo)

9.30 The Legend of Prince Valiant
Animation. (Rpt) (Stereo)

9.55 Eek the Cat

10.20 Record Breakers
With Cheryl Baker, Kriss Akabusi and Mark Curry.


Unknown: Sigourney Weaver.
Unknown: Bill Opus
Unknown: Sam Animation.
Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Mark Curry.

: Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Comedy starring Sarah Miles, James Fox, Stuart Whitman.
London 1910: when a wealthy newspaper baron puts up a £10,000 prize for the fastest flight from London to Paris, he attracts eccentric competitors.
(1965) Subtitled
See Films: pages 49-72


Director: Ken Annakin
Patricia Rawnsley: Sarah Miles
Richard Mays: James Fox
Orvil Newton: Stuart Whitman
Count EmilioPonticelli: Alberto Sordi
Lord Rawnsley: Robert Morley
Colonel Manfred von Holstein: Gert Frobe
Pierre Dubois: Jean-Pierre Cassel
Courtney: Eric Sykes

: Neighbours

Details at 5.40pm Stereo

: The Two Ronnies

The 1987 Christmas edition of the comedy show, starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. Featuring actor Charlton Heston and singer Elton John.


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Singer: Elton John.

: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Final part of the action trilogy, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery and Denholm Elliott. When archaeologist Henry Jones disappears, his son Indy stops hunting for artefacts and goes in search of his father. (1989)
See Films: pages 49-72 *****


Director: Steven Spielberg
Indiana Jones: Harrison Ford
Dr Henry Jones: Sean Connery
Marcus Brody: Denholm Elliott
Dr Elsa Schneider: Alison Doody
Sallah: John Rhys-Davies
Walter Donovan: Julian Glover
Young Indy: River Phoenix
Vogel: Michael Byrne
Sultan: Alexei Sayle

: Disney Time

From Norway, Michaela Strachan 's selection of extracts include a preview of the computer animation Toy Story, plus A Nightmare before Christmas and The
Santa Clause. Stereo ...................


Presenter: Michaela Strachan

: Final Score

Football news and results, plus action from the morning's FA Premiership games. With Hazel Irvine. Stereo..


Unknown: Hazel Irvine.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)

: Cartoon

Animated capers. Subtitled

: Neighbours

Libby is concerned at Karl's reaction when he sees her kissing Luke. Lou and Philip's ruthless greyhound trainer makes a shocking suggestion.
Shownat 1.00pm ForcastseeWednesday
20December Stereo Subtitled .........

: Beethoven

Film Premiere. Children's comedy starring Charles Grodin.
A St Bernard puppy escapes from dog catchers and finds his way to the Newton household. Named Beethoven, he becomes enormous, spreads chaos, and seems to be foiling George Newton's business plans. (1992) Subtitled.
See Films: pages 49-72 ****


Director: Brian Levant
George Newton: Charles Grodin
Alice Newton: Bonnie Hunt
Dr Varnick: Dean Jones
Ryce: Nicholle Tom
Ted: Christopher Castile
Emily: Sarah Rose Karr
Harvey: Oliver Platt
Vernon: Stanley Tucci
Brad: David Duchovny
Brie: Patricia Heaton
Devonia Peet: Laurel Cronin

: EastEnders

Kathy is organising Steven's sixth birthday party, but has other things on her mind. Pat tries to pick up the pieces but only succeeds in driving people away. When Pauline visits her, they both find a shoulder to cry on. For cast see Tuesday 19 December

: Goodnight Sweetheart: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

The romantic comedy starring Nicholas Lyndhurst
Gary's route to 1941 has been blocked by a row of shops built in 1995. See today's choices.

A new series of Goodnight Sweetheart starts on New Year's Day and Nicholas Lyndhurst appears on the cover of our New Year edition of Radio Times
See This Week: page 11


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: John Bartlett
Gary: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Yvonne: Michelle Holmes
Phoebe: Dervla Kirwan
Ron: Victor McGuire
Reg: Christopher Ettridge
Jayne: Diana Kent
Guy: Tim Dutton
Ed Murrow: Michael J Shannon
Nippie: Josie Kidd
Newsreader: Jon Glover
Winston: John Evans

: The Thin Blue Line

A special edition of the comedy written by Ben Elton and starring Rowan Atkinson
Yuletide Spirit. Grim is on the trail of some dangerous carol singers. Fowler experiences treachery at the hands of an amateurdramatics group. And
Goody proves that giving Christmas presents at work can be a bad idea.
Featuring a cameo part by Ben Elton.


Written By: Ben Elton
Unknown: Ben Elton.
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
Homeless man: Ben Elton
Homeless woman: Jacqueline Defferary

: Patriot Games

Thriller based on the novel by Tom Clancy, starring Harrison Ford, Anne Archer.
Former CIA analyst Jack Ryan is visiting London with his family and happens to be present when an IRA group attacks Lord Holmes, a member of the royal family. Unable to stand by and watch, Ryan kills one terrorist and wounds another. The surviving terrorist is subsequently tried and convicted, all the time swearing vengeance on Ryan.
(1992) Subtitled. See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Director: Phillip Noyce
Jack Ryan: Harrison Ford
Cathy Ryan: Anne Archer
Kevin O'Donnell: Patrick Bergin
Sean Miller: Sean Bean
Sally Ryan: Thora Birch
Lord Holmes: James Fox
Robby: Samuel L Jackson
Annette: Polly Walker
Marty Cantor: JE Freeman
Admiral Greer: James Earl Jones
Paddy O'Neil: Richard Harris
Dennis Cooley: Alex Norton
Watkins: Hugh Fraser
Inspector Highland: David Threlfall

: News

With Justin Webb.
Weather Isobel Lang


Newsreader: Justin Webb
Weather presenter: Isobel Lang

: Clockwise

Farcical comedy starring John Cleese, Alison Steadman.
Due to address a conference in Norwich, headmaster Brian Stimpson misses his train, the first setback in an hysterical race against the clock.
See Films: pages 49-72 ****


Director: Christopher Morahan
Brian Stimpson: John Cleese
Gwenda Stimpson: Alison Steadman
Pat: Penelope Wilton
Mr Jolly: Stephen Moore
Laura: Sharon Maiden
Mrs Wheel: Constance Chapman
Mrs Trellis: Joan Hickson

: Lisa Stansfield inConcert

A film of soul singer Lisa Stansfield 's 1994 charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall , London. Lisa, who only does one concert a year, is accompanied by the London
Philharmonic Orchestra, and sings some of her greatest hits including
Change, All Around the World, My Oh
My and Live Together. Stereo .....


Singer: Lisa Stansfield
Unknown: Albert Hall

: Weather

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