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Regional News; Weather

: The Little Drummer Boy

Programmes for younger viewers. Animation.
An orphaned boy has only one gift to give Jesus. 2372843 7.35 Favourite Songs
Sur le pont d'Avignon. Rpt 7296843 8.00 News; Regional News; Weather

: Joe 90


: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Cartoon. Rpt Subtitled 7094737 9.00
News; Regional News; Weather

: Global Gatecrash

A new
five-part series in which young presenters visit different countries around the world.
Today, Ryan Foyfrom Halifax , West
Yorkshire, goes to Cairo in Egypt, the largest city in Africa. Stereo 8296992 9.30 Stone Protectors Cartoon.


Unknown: Ryan Foyfrom Halifax

: Playdays

The Roundabout Stop.

: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Musical starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore.
A fortune-hunting flapper gets mixed up with an eligible bachelor, an aspiring actress, white slavers and a not-so-eligible salesman, in this musical spoof of life in the twenties. (1967)
See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Director: George Roy Hill
Millie Dillmount: Julie Andrews
Dorothy Brown: Mary Tyler Moore
Mrs Meers: Beatrice Lillie
Jimmy Smith: James Fox
Trevor Graydon: John Gavin
Muzzy Van Hossmere: Carol Channing

: Cartoon

: Neighbours

Details at 5.35pm. Stereo.

: Cartoon

: The Greatest Music Party in the World

Second and final part of the programme recorded at the concert in Birmingham's NEC earlier this month. Including music from East 17, Eternal, Shaggy, Michelle Gayle, D:Ream, Boyzone, Ultimate Kaos and MN8. Stereo.

: Back to the Future Part II

Sequel to the time-travelling comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Barely back to 1985 after his original jaunt, Marty McFly is whisked forward to 2015, to try and prevent a crime involving his teenage son.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis (1989)
♦ See Films: pages 49-72


Director: Robert Zemeckis
Marty McFly/Marty McFly Jr/Marlene McFly : Michael J Fox
Doc Emmett Brown: Christopher Lloyd
Lorraine: Lea Thompson
Biff/Griff: Thomas F Wilson

: Blue Peter - the Best Bits

The first of a two-part look back at the highlights of the year, including the summer expedition to South Africa.
With Diane-Louise Jordan, Tim Vincent, Stuart Miles and Katy Hill.
Repeated on New Year's Eve on BBC2.
Part 2 is on Friday 29 Decemberat 5.05pm


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

: Neighbours

A change of heart for Libby and a fresh start for Lucy are hoped for by those who care for them.
(Shown at 1.10pm)
(For cast see Wednesday 20 December)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: News

With Huw Edwards. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Regional news magazine

(For details see Monday 18 December)

: Animal Hospital Down Under - A Christmas Special

Rolf Harris returns to his native Australia to meet some exotic patients and to find out how animal medicine is practised on the other side of the world. In tropical Queensland, at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, he joins the specialists as they treat kangaroos, echidnas, possums and fruit bats, and then he takes off with a flying vet for what must be one of the world's smallest - and most crowded-veterinary surgeries. Along the way he meets people who devote their lives to saving wild animals, helps bottle-feed a baby kangaroo and develops a strong attachment to an insect-eating bat. Producer Danielle Peck ; Executive producers Sarah Hargreaves and Lorraine Heggessey.
See This Week: page 10


Presenter: Rolf Harris

: This Is Your Life

Tonight, the big red book contains more pages than usual as Michael Aspel springs a surprise on one of the greatest international names in showbusiness. The legendary life story of the mystery guest is told with additional help from a host of stars, celebrities and friends.


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Jobs for the Girls: Pauline and Linda Plan a Party

Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson have only two months to organise a glittering ball for the Duchess of York, in aid of her charity Children in Crisis.
With two weeks to go, and despite help and advice from many celebrities, Pauline and Linda are struggling to sell tickets. See today's choices.
See This Week: page 12


Presenter: Pauline Quirke
Presenter: Linda Robson
Director/Producer: Nick Handel

: Hot Shots!

Spoof comedy starring Charlie Sheen and Cary Elwes.
The US Navy has set up a special mission called Operation Sleepy Weasel and it now needs a former hotshot pilot, "Topper" Harley, back. The only trouble is, he is leading a spiritual life as "Fluffy Bunny Feet" on an Indian reservation.
Directed by Jim Abrahams, co-director of Airplane! (1991)
* See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Director: Jim Abrahams
Sean 'Topper' Harley: Charlie Sheen
Kent Gregory: Cary Elwes
Ramada Thompson: Valeria Golino
Admiral Benson: Lloyd Bridges
Lieutenant Commander Block: Kevin Dunn
Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach: Jon Cryer
Pete 'Dead Meat' Thompson: William O'Leary
Kowalski: Kristy Swanson
Wilson: Efrem Zimbaust Jr
Buzz Harley: Bill Irwin

: News

WithPeterSissons. Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Sorry about Last Night

A romantic comedy written by and starring Alexei Sayle

A couple on a first date in London are determined to find a drink after closing time, to prove to themselves that they are not careworn and middle aged.
See today's choices.


Writer: Alexei Sayle
Producer: Jacinta Peel
Director: Metin Huseyin
Andy Carolides: Alexei Sayle
Julie Cordova: Siobhan Redmond
Mickey: Alun Armstrong
DJ: Steve Wright
Andy's father: Joe Melia
Michael: Victor McGuire
Greg: Richard Ridings
Lawyer: Nabil Shaban
First Arab: Anthony Barclay
Hot dog seller: Simon Smith
Old Welshman: Brinley Jenkins
Doorman: David Nellist
Dancer: Carlton Dixon
Bartender: Candida Rundle
Mark: Charlie Caine
Scotsman: Peter Baikie
Policewoman: Anna Gilbert
Arab woman: Suzanna Carney
Second Arab: Eddie Osei
Boy driver: Danny Worters
Second boy: Matthew Evans
Girl: Sakinah Fraser

: Carry On Dick

Comedy, continuing the season of films featuring the Carry On gang, starring Sidney James, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Williams

In Georgian England all travellers are fair game to the roguish band of highwaymen led by Dick Turpin. The Bow Street Runners are at their wits' end: little do they know that Dick has the most ingenious of disguises - when he's not a gentleman of the night, he's the Right Reverend Flasher.
Carry On Behind is on tomorrow at 12.15am
See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Director: Gerald Thomas
Dick Turpin/Rev Flasher: Sidney James
Hariet/Harry: Barbara Windsor
Captain Desmond Fancey: Kenneth Williams
Martha Hoggett: Hattie Jacques
Sir Roger Daley: Bernard Bresslaw
Madame Desiree: Joan Sims
Constable: Kenneth Connor
Tom Doc Scholl: Peter Butterworth
Sergeant Jock Strapp: Jack Douglas

: Weather

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