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: The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon capers. Repeat

: The Dwarf Tree


: Speed Racer

Animated adventures.
Repeat Subtitled ..................................

: Alvin and the Chipmunks

The chipmunks get festive in today's musical
Christmas special. Repeat ..............

: The New Adventures of Superman

Tempus. Anyone? Time-travellingvillain Tempus kidnaps Lois and takes herto a parallel universe.
Repeat Stereo

: Live and Kicking

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.
London W12 6LA, or telephone on (0181)(calls will be taken from 8.30am). To take part in the competition ring [number removed] (calls cost a maximum of 25p, and children must first ask permission from the person who pays the phone bill.)
E-mail: Live.and.Kicking@bbc.co.uk
CONTACT ADDRESSES FOR CHILDREN'S BBC: viewers can use the following details to interact
By post: Children's BBC, PO Box 4567. London W12 6AA Telephone: (0181) [number removed]; Fax: (0181) 576 E-mail: childrens@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Sebastian Goldspink-Alias Charlie
Unknown: Bobby Davro
Unknown: Peter Simon
Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Jamie Theakston.

: Weather

: Grandstand

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.

1.00 News

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.

1.20,1.55,4.00 Swimming
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.

2.35 Skiing
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
Videoplus code for 12.15-5.20


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter Scudamore.
Unknown: Andy Jameson
Unknown: Suki Brownsdon
Unknown: Sarah Hardcastle.
Commentary By: Julian Tutt.
Commentary By: Michael Tucker
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon Stereo

: The Simpsons Christmas Special: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

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


Unknown: John Peel

: Jim Davidson's Generation Game

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
Jonathan Beazley


Presented By: Jim Davidson
Presented By: Melanie Stace.
Director: John L Spencer
Producer: Jonathan Beazley

: Noel's....and the Winner Is

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


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Susan George
Unknown: Bobby Davro
Unknown: Frank Carson
Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Rosemarie Ford
Unknown: John McCririck
Unknown: Rhona Cameron.
Director: Martin Scott
Producer: Tony Nicholson

: The National Lottery Live

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


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse.
Producer: Peter Estall

: Casualty: The Dying of the Light

Written by Chris Reason
Jude finally breaks her news to Matt during the staff Christmas party.
(For regular cast see Saturday 28 December.)
See today's choices.


Writer: Chris Reason
Producer: Rosalind Anderson
Director: Indra Bhose
Tom Leonard: Jerome Willis
David Leonard: Michael Thomas
Hazel Leonard: Clare Kelly
Ronnie Lee Davis: Jim McManus
Max Hurst: Robert Hands
Eleanor: Siobhan Flynn
Anna Molenka: Elizabeth Mansfield
Dickie Washington: Robert Woodall
Jenny Carter: Laura Kelman
Mary: Joanna Bruton
Shaheera Mamotra: Sakuntala Ramanee
Ophthalmologist: John Abbott
Steve: John Summerfield

: Gobble

A Screen One comedy, written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman , starring
Kevin Whately
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


Written By: Ian Hislop
Written By: Nick Newman
Unknown: Kevin Whately
Colin Worsfold: Kevin Whatel
Arthur Hedley: Keith Barron
Pathologist: Jack Dee
Peter Villiers: Peter Egan
George Cranley: Nicholas Jones
Geoffrey Lester: Geoffrey McGivern
Waterboard chairman: Warren Mitchell
Claire Worsfold: Pippa Guard
Ben Worsfold: Matthew Delamere
Pippa Worsfold: Kate Maberly
Androcles: Jake Wood
Maureen: Caroline Trowbridge
Spike: Morgan Jones
Treasury boss: Selina Cadell
HansGluck: John Athancoy
Montague: Michael Thomas
Gun shop assistant: Stephen Frost
Journalists: Cas Harkins
Journalists: Melissa Wilson
Pipsqueak: Tom Hollander
Policeman: Mark Spalding
Newsreaders: Suzyaitchison, Hugochandor
Celebrity newsreader: Richard Whitmore
Security men: Paul Broughton
Security men: Alan Igbon
Gordon the Gobbler: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Beardie: Philip Rowlands
Fat bloke: Howard Lew Lewis
Queen: Elizabeth Richard
Newsy bunny: Adrian O'Brien

: News and Sport

With Peter Sissons.
Weather Bill Giles.
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Bill Giles.

: Match of the Day

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


Unknown: Barry Davies
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Niall Sloane
Unknown: Alan Hansen

: The Stand-Up Show

Acts tonight include Frankie Boyle, Kevin Day, Graham Norton, Bill Bailey and Al Murray. With Ardal O'Hanlon in the last of the series.


Comedian: Frankie Boyle
Comedian: Kevin Day
Comedian: Graham Norton
Comedian: Bill Bailey
Comedian: Al Murray
Presenter: Ardal O'Hanlon
Director: Duncan Cooper
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: Top of the Pops

The latest hits from the UK charts.
Shownyesterday Stereo

: The Wiz

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.
Director Sidney Lumet (1978. U) ♦ See Films: pages 50-72


Unknown: Diana Ross
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Dorothy Diana Ross.
Unknown: Michael Jackson.
Unknown: Nipsey Russell.
Unknown: Lion Ted Ross
Unknown: Theresa Merritt.
Director: Sidney Lumet

: Weather

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