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: Children's BBC

Programmes for younger viewers.

7.10 The Toy Symphony
Animation. (Stereo)

7.35 Favourite Songs
Mole falls in love with a circus mouse.

8.00 News; Regional News; Weather

8.10 Joe 90
Classic 60s puppet series. Joe becomes a special agent.

8.35 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Adventures with the amazing amphibians.

9.00 News; Regional News; Weather

9.05 Global Gatecrash
Cressida travels to the frozen north of Canada.

9.30 Stone Protectors
Cartoon. A rock band gets a lucky break.

10.00 Playdays: The Patch Stop

: The Three Musketeers

Swashbuckling comedy adventure, starring Michael York, Raquel Welch

Determined to join the Musketeers, young D'Artagnan soon lands in trouble. Meanwhile, plots are afoot in Paris, and it is up to the Musketeers to stop them.
(1973) (Subtitled)
(The Four Musketeers is shown tomorrow at 10.30am)
See Films: pages 49-72 ****


Director: Richard Lester
D'Artagnan: Michael York
Constance Bonancieux: Raquel Welch
Athos: Oliver Reed
Aramis: Richard Chamberlain
Porthos: Frank Finlay
Cardinal Richelieu: Charlton Heston
Milady de Winter: Faye Dunaway
Rochefort: Christopher Lee
M Bonancieux: Spike Milligan
Planchet: Roy Kinnear

: Dannii on Safari

Dannii Minogue presents this musical special from a safari in Tanzania. With extracts from The Lion King, Bambi and Tiger Trouble.


Presenter: Dannii Minogue

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm)

: Cartoon

: The Borrowers

First of a two-part drama based on Mary Norton's classic books, featuring the adventures of a family who are 15cm high.
(Second part and cast list tomorrow at 1.40pm)
(Rpt) (Stereo)


Author: Mary Norton

: Superman III

Adventure starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor

Superman has to do battle with a megalomaniac tycoon who has his sights set on world domination.
(1983) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 49-72 **


Director: Richard Lester
Superman/Clark Kent: Christopher Reeve
Gus Gorman: Richard Pryor
Perry White: Jackie Cooper
Lois Lane: Margot Kidder
Lana Lang: Annette O'Toole
Lorelei Ambrosia: Pamela Stephenson
Ross Webster: Robert Vaughn

: Newsround Review of the Year

Julie Etchingham and Chris Rogers look back at the year's news events.


Presenter: Julie Etchingham
Presenter: Chris Rogers

: Neighbours

Mark has a proposal for Annalise. Will Marlene and her money soon be parted? Ren discovers that there is a dark side to Rhonda.
Shown at 1.10pm
For cast see Wednesday 20 December

: News

With Huw Edwards
Weather John Kettley


Newsreader: Huw Edwards
Weather presenter: John Kettley

: Regional news magazine

(For details see Monday 18 December)

: Telly Addicts Christmas Special

In tonight's festive programme Noel Edmonds welcomes celebrities for another dip into the television archives. Guests are former Blue Peter stars Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis taking on a team from Are You Being Served? of Wendy Richard, John Inman, Frank Thornton and Nicholas Smith.


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Contestant: Valerie Singleton
Contestant: John Noakes
Contestant: Peter Duncan
Contestant: Janet Ellis
Contestant: Wendy Richard
Contestant: John Inman
Contestant: Frank Thornton
Contestant: Nicholas Smith

: Big Break

A special panto edition for the holidays, with Jim Davidson as Peter Pan and John Virgo as Captain Hook. The celebrities playing for their favourite charities tonight are Wendy Richard (Tinkerbell), Frank Carson (the Crocodile) and Diane-Louise Jordan (Wendy). Their professional partners are Ray Reardon (Nan the dog), Jimmy White (an evil pirate) and Peter Ebdon (a poor little lost boy).


Presenter (Peter Pan): Jim Davidson
Presenter (Captain Hook): John Virgo
Tinkerbell: Wendy Richard
Crocodile: Frank Carson
Nan the Dog: Ray Reardon
An evil pirate: Jimmy White
A poor little lost boy: Peter Ebdon
Director: Babara Jones
Producer: John Burrowes

: EastEnders

Ricky is determined to get some answers about his father, while David becomes the unlikely go-between. Carol and Gita have surprise visitors.
(For cast see Thursday 19 December)
Omnibus edition on New Year's Eve

: Great Ormond Street

First in a new series of documentaries.
Tonight's episode focusing on the world-famous children's hospital follows the moving story of a young boy who is suffering from meningitis for the third time. As the medical team tries to save his life, a specialist in rare infections takes over his case.
See today's choices.


Producer: Viv Taylor Gee
Series Producer: Polly Bide

: The Lenny Henry Christmas Show

More stand-up comedy and sketches with the larger-than-life Lenny Henry, who introduces new characters as well as old favourites like Theophilus P. Wildebeeste and Deakus. Special guests include Chris Eubank who talks about what Christmas means to him, Wallace and Gromit who try on the right trousers, and Trevor McDonald who suddenly becomes a movie star.


Comedian: Lenny Henry
Director: Steve Bendelack
Director: Geoff Posner
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: Nine O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons.
Regional News
Weather John Kettley


Newsreader: Peter Sissons
Weather presenter: John Kettley

: Billy Connolly: a Scot in the Arctic

For a little festive fun, Billy Connolly is sent to the polar wastes of the Arctic Ocean where the temperatures are far below freezing and the only company, apart from a film crew's daily visits, are ten-foot polar bears. Connolly, who learns to cope with the critical conditions, may be impressed but will he dream of a white Christmas again?
See today's choices.


Presenter: Billy Connolly
Director: Hamish Hamilton
Producer: Clive Tulloh

: They Think It's All Over

A festive version of the comedy sports quiz presented by Nick Hancock, with team captains David Gower and Gary Lineker, Lee Hurst and Rory McGrath. Special guests include comedian Mel Smith and Test cricketer Allan Lamb.


Presenter: Nick Hancock
Team captain: David Gower
Team captain: Gary Lineker
Panellist: Lee Hurst
Panellist: Rory McGrath
Guest: Mel Smith
Guest: Allan Lamb
Director: Steve Smith
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Review of the Year 1995

From lottery fever to devastating floods, 1995 has been a year of excitement and tragedy. John Humphrys reviews events that made the headlines including Japan's catastrophic earthquake, Eric Cantona's antics and Princess Diana's royal bombshell.


Presenter: John Humphrys
Producer: Caroline Pare
Editor: Steve Hewlett

: Carry On Behind

Comedy, continuing the season of films featuring the Carry On gang, starring Elke Sommer, Kenneth Williams.

Glamorous Russian archaeologist Anna Vrooshka joins Roland Crump to investigate the remains of a Roman encampment. But mayhem follows when they discover the "dig" is located next to a caravan site filled with holiday-makers.
(The Carry On season continues next week)
See Films: pages 49-72 **


Director: Gerald Thomas
Professor Anna Vrooshka: Elke Sommer
Professor Roland Crump: Kenneth Williams
Daphne Barnes: Joan Sims
Arthur Upmore: Bernard Bresslaw
Ernie Bragg: Jack Douglas
Fred Ramsden: Windsor Davies
Major Leep: Kenneth Connor
Sylvia Ramsden: Liz Fraser
Barnes: Peter Butterworth
Joe Baxter: Ian Lavender

: Weather

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