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: Children's BBC

7.00 Classical Music Animations: Sleeping Beauty
A cartoon adaptation.

7.25 Favourite Songs: The Rise and Fall of Humpty Dumpty
Last in the series.
(Rpt) (Stereo)

7.50 Joshua Jones

8.00 Playdays: The Why Bird Stop

8.20 Joe 90
Last in the puppet series about a young secret agent.

8.45 Peter Pan and the Pirates
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

9.10 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Shredder uses the Eye of Sarnoth for evil.
(Rpt) (Subtitled)

9.30 Stone Protectors
Cartoon about a band that finds magic gems.

9.55 Blue Peter - High Adventure
The year's highlights, including Tim Vincent 's attempt to run the New York Marathon.
(Shown last Friday)


Presenter (Blue Peter): Tim Vincent

: The Princess and the Goblin

Animated film featuring the voices of Joss Ackland, Claire Bloom, Roy Kinnear and Rik Mayall.
Young Princess Irene's peaceful existence is threatened by evil goblins. (1992) ♦ See Films: pages 56-63


Director: Jozsef Gemes
Voice Artist: Joss Ackland
Voice Artist: Claire Bloom
Voice Artist: Roy Kinnear
Voice Artist: Rik Mayall

: Bugsy Malone

Spoof gangster musical starring Scott Baio, Jodie Foster

New York, 1929. Gangster Fat Sam enlists tough guy Bugsy Malone when his operations are being "splurged".
See Films: pages 56-63


Director: Alan Parker
Bugsy Malone: Scott Baio
Tallulah: Jodie Foster
Blousey: Florrie Dugger
Fat Sam: John Cassisi
Baby Face: Dexter Fletcher

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.30pm)

: EastEnders

Omnibus of editions shown last Tuesday and Thursday.

: Suburban Commando

Comedy adventure starring Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd.

Intergalactic warrior Shep Ramsey creates chaos in the Wilcox family home when he stops off at planet earth.
See Films: pages 56-63 ***


Director: Burt Kennedy
Shep Ramsey: Hulk Hogan
Charlie Wilcox: Christopher Lloyd
Jenny Wilcox: Shelley Duvall
Adrian Beltz: Larry Miller
General Suitor: William Ball
Mark Wilcox: Michael Faustino

: Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood

This Omnibus special sets to music the best-selling children's author's dark, imaginative adaptation of the classic fable. Starring Julie Walters in the title role, Danny DeVito as the voice of Wolfie, and Ian Holm as the storyteller Don Mini.
Written by Donald Sturrock
See This Week: page 11


Writer: Donald Sturrock
Little Red Riding Hood: Julie Walters
Voice of Wolfie: Danny Devito
Don Mini: Ian Holm

: Final Score

Results, with Ray Stubbs.


Presenter: Ray Stubbs

: News Summary

Regional News and Weather

: Neighbours

Karl drives Lucy to drink, Libby snubs Luke, and Sandy Morris makes her move. Meanwhile, Billy has an unexpected bodyguard.
(For cast see Friday)

: Never Say Never Again

James Bond spy thriller, starring Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer.

Agent 007 comes out of retirement and finds himself up against arch enemies Blofeld and Largo - and a plot to hold the world to ransom.
See Films: pages 56-63


Director: Irvin Kershner
James Bond: Sean Connery
Largo: Klaus Maria Brandauer
Blofeld: Max von Sydow
Fatima Blush: Barbara Carrera
Domino: Kim Basinger
Felix Leiter: Bernie Casey
Q/Algy: Alec McCowen
M: Edward Fox
Miss Moneypenny: Pamela Salem
Small-Fawcett: Rowan Atkinson
Lady in Bahamas: Valerie Leon
Kovacs: Milow Kirek
Lippe: Pat Roach

: EastEnders

Pat struggles to patch things up with Roy, Phil sees a ghost from the past and endures a sleepless night, Robbie tries his hand at a spot of fishing.
(For cast see Tuesday)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Goodnight Sweetheart

As New Year's Eve approaches, Gary seeks a way to spend it with both Phoebe and Yvonne. See today's choices.
Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
♦ See Radio Times Offers: page

Goodnight Sweetheart
8.30pm BBC 1: The time-travelling comedy from Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran really does go back in time for this New Year episode. Gary (Nicholas Lyndhurst) is not at all keen to celebrate the event watching TV. His newly-redundant wife Yvonne (Michelle Holmes) is unhappy because she's "jobless and joyless and penniless". The only person who is full of good cheer is Gary's wartime girlfriend Phoebe (Dervla Kirwan) - but landlady Mrs Bloss aims to put a stop to that. How can Gary be with both the women in his life at midnight?


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: John Bartlett
Gary: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Phoebe: Derv Lakirwan
Yvonne: Michelle Holmes
Reg: Christopher Ettridge
Ron: Victor McGuire
Stella: Nimmy March
Mrs Bloss: Yvonne D'Alpra
Curator: Charles Simon
Minicab driver: Malcolm McFee

: The Peacock Spring

A two-part story set in India, 1959. A senior diplomat posted in New Delhi summons his two daughters to join him from their boarding school in England. Hal - the younger sister- is delighted, but 15-year-old Una is puzzled by her father's decision. Part 2 is tomorrow at 9.30pm.
See today's choices.
Written by Ken Taylor from the novel by Rumer Godden
See This Week: page 11

The Peacock Spring
9.00pm BBC1: Post-war India has provided fertile soil for films and TV dramas: witness the success of The Jewel in the Crown and all those Merchant/Ivory movies. Now it's the turn of novelist Rumer Godden to make it to the small screen with a two-part adaptation of The Peacock Spring.
It's set in 1959 in New Delhi, where diplomat Sir Edward Gwithian (Peter Egan) has engaged a new governess for his teenage daughters. When Una and her sister Hal arrive from England, they're hostile to their arrogant new "mother" and drawn to romance with "unsuitable" young men. Naveen Andrews (star of The Buddha of Suburbia) fits the bill as under-gardener Ravi.
The Peacock Spring concludes tomorrow evening.


Writer: Ken Taylor
From the novel by: Rumer Godden
Producer: Sophie Balhetchet
Producer: Glenn Wilhide
Director: Christopher Morahan
Edward Gwithian: Peter Egan
Alix Lamont: Jennifer Hall
Una: Hattie Morahan
Ravi Battacharya: Naveen Andrews
Hal: Laura Barneby
Hern: Ravi Kapoor
Mrs Lamont: Pearl Padamsee
Lady Srinevesan: Madhur Jaffrey
Di no Mahomed: Debtosh Ghosh
Ram Chand: Ashok Banthia
Chinaberry: Masood Akhtar
Ganesh: Gc Chatterjee
Mr Lobo: Gp Singh
Sir Mahadeva: Nviswa Nathan
Bulbul: Sneh Gupta
Mrs Porter: Laura Brook
Maharaja Paralumpur: Jasbir Malik
Sushila: Sudeepa Gupta
Vikram Singh: Ajin Kyadeo
Airline official: Pradeep Kapoor
Som: Ashoke Viswanathan
Mr Sen: Suresh Bhagwat
Mrs Camngton: Linda Spurrier
Miss Barlow: Maryann Turner
Professor Asutosh: Arun Bali
Colonel Jaiswal: Jagannath Guha
Sri Bhattacharya: Ram Gopal Bajaj
Srimati Bhattacharya: Prabha Tonk
Srimati Roy: Joy Michael
Hairdresser: Sunil Chhabra
Man on train: Debra Jroy
Woman on train: Sumita Sanyal

: News

With Huw Edwards.
Regional News
Weather John Kettley


Newsreader: Huw Edwards
Weather presenter: John Kettley

: Match of the Day

Highlights from today's top FA Premiership matches, including Liverpool v Nottingham Forest, Spurs v Manchester United, and Middlesbrough v Aston Villa.
And there's a roundup of today's other goals and main talking points, plus a chance to enter December's Goal of the Month competition.
Introduced by Tony Gubba with Trevor Brooking and Gary Lineker.


Presenter: Tony Gubba
Analysis: Trevor Brooking
Analysis: Gary Lineker
Commentary: Barry Davies
Commentary: Clive Tyldesley

: The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge Live

Whoopi Goldberg introduces the Rolling Stones performing on their recent Voodoo Lounge tour. Recorded at the Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, the concert features a spectacular stage set and appearances from Bo Diddley and Robert Cray.


Presenter: Whoopi Goldberg
Musicians: The Rolling Stones
Singer/Guitarist: Bo Diddley
Singer/Guitarist: Robert Cray

: Carry On Doctor

Concluding the Carry On Christmas season of films.

Francis Bigger is a notorious charlatan who tours the country lecturing on the subject of mind over matter. During one of his performances he falls off the platform and is taken to the chaotic local hospital.
(1968) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 56-63


Director: Gerald Thomas
Francis Bigger: Frankie Howerd
Charlie Roper: Sidney James
Dr. Tinkle: Kenneth Williams
Mr Barron: Charles Hawtrey
Dr. Kilmore: Jim Dale
Sandra May: Barbara Windsor
Chloe Gibson: Joan Sims
Matron: Hattie Jacques
Nurse Clarke: Anita Harris
Ken Biddle: Bernard Bresslaw
Mr. Smith: Peter Butterworth

: Weather

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