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The chipmunks get festive in today's musical
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Tempus. Anyone? Time-travellingvillain Tempus kidnaps Lois and takes herto a parallel universe.
Guests on today's Christmas edition of the children's entertainment show include chart-topping pop group Spice Girls,
Childline campaigner Esther Rantzen. and actor Sebastian Goldspink-alias Charlie Byrdfrom Heartbreak High. Bobby Davro and Peter Simon return with plenty of festive fun and games in Run the Risk, Trev and Simon embark on a seasonal
Transmission Impossible, and the Leprechauns are busy hanging uptheir stockings. With Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston. EditorChrisBellinger Stereo ................. WRITE TO: Live and Kicking, POBox8181.
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Introduced by Steve Rider.
12.20 Football Focus
Gary Lineker reviews the week's World Cup action and previews the weekend's FA Premiership games.
1.05, 1.40, 2.10 Racing From Ascot, featuring races at 1.10, 1.45 and 2.20. Commentary Peter O'Sullevan, Julian Wilson, Richard Pitman, Peter Scudamore.
Action from the British short-course championships at Pond's Forge in Sheffield. In their first major competition at home since the Olympic Games, Britain's swimmers will be hoping to make up for some disappointing results in Atlanta. With commentary by Hamilton Bland, Andy Jameson, Suki Brownsdon and Sarah Hardcastle.
Highlights from the Alpine World Cup of the men's downhill in Val Gardena, Italy. Commentary by Julian Tutt.
2.50 Show Jumping
Coverage of the World Cup qualifier at London's Olympia. The world's top showjumpers take part in this preliminary round which will help to decide who will compete in April's World Cup final in Gothenburg, Sweden. Commentary by Michael Tucker and Stephen Hadley.
3.50 Football Half-Times
4.40 Final Score
A roundup of today's key results and sporting news.
Producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor Dave Gordon Stereo
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Seasonal satire with the Simpsons. Homer tries to earn some extra cash in the guise of Father Christmas. Repeated on Christmas Day at 10.20am on BBC2
See John Peel : page 10
In the last in the present series of family game shows, contestants take part in a yuletide pantomime. Presented by Jim Davidson and Melanie Stace.
Director John L Spencer ; Producer
Noel Edmonds presents an award ceremony with a difference, awarding ordinary people and celebrities alike for their bizarre and comical achievements overthe last year. Noel is joined by a host of starguests including Eddie Izzard , Susan George , Bobby Davro ,
Louise, Frank Carson , Carol Vorderman , Rosemarie Ford , John McCririck and Rhona Cameron.
Director Martin Scott : Producer Tony Nicholson
Guests include American boy band No Mercy, with their new single Where Do You Go? Hosted by Bob Monkhouse.
Producer Peter Estall NOTE: winning numbers from previous lottery draws are available on Ceefax page 555 or by calling the Players' Lottery Helpline on
The Dying of the Light. Jude finally breaks her news to Matt during the staff Christmas party.
For regular cast see Saturday 28
December. See today's choices.
Written byChris Reason
Producer Rosalind Anderson ; Director IndraBhose
Ronnie Lee Davis:
A Screen One comedy, written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman , starring
As Christmas celebrations get under way, Britain is rocked by a deadly new food scare - "mad turkey disease". See today's choices.
ProducerGrainne Marmion; Director
JimmyMulville Stereo Subtitled.......... ♦ See This Week: page 11
Gun shop assistant:
Gordon the Gobbler:
With Peter Sissons.
Weather Bill Giles.
Followed by National Lottery Update
Action from today's FA Premiership matches, including highlights of the match between Everton and Leeds
United at Goodison Park. Commentary Barry Davies , TonyGubba, Jon Champion. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking.
Series producer John Shrewsbury ; Editor Niall Sloane
# See Alan Hansen : page 36
Acts tonight include Frankie Boyle, Kevin Day, Graham Norton, Bill Bailey and Al Murray. With Ardal O'Hanlon in the last of the series.
The latest hits from the UK charts.
Musical starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson
Dorothy is a Harlem schoolteacher having Thanksgiving dinner at her aunt's home. Going out into a blizzard, she finds herself swept into the Emerald City, where she meets Tin Man, a lion and a scarecrow.
Dorothy DIANA ROSS. Scarecrow MICHAEL JACKSON.
Tin Man NIPSEY RUSSELL. Lion TED ROSS , Aunt Em
THERESA MERRITT. Glinda the Good LENA HORNE.
The Wiz RICHARD PRYOR
Director Sidney Lumet (1978. U) â¦ See Films: pages 50-72