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: Children's BBC

7.10 Favourite Songs
Christmas Tree. Animation. (Repeat)

7.35 The Little Drummer Boy
Animation. (Repeat)

8.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather

8.10 The Legend of Prince Valiant
Animation. (Repeat) (Stereo)

8.35 Blue Peter
Shown last Friday (Stereo)

9.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather

9.05 Incredible Games
Fantasy Challenge. (Repeat) (Stereo)

9.35 Sweet Valley High
Teenage drama about 16-year-old twin sisters. (Repeat) (Stereo)

9.55 The Foxy Christmas Story
Animation. (Repeat)

10.05 Playdays
Christmas decorations. (Stereo)

10.30 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends
The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddleduck. The first in a short series of animated Beatrix Potter Stories. Next tale on Boxing Day 4.30pm.

: Wipeout

General-knowledge quiz, with Paul Daniels.


Unknown: Paul Daniels.

: Smillie's Laughs

Comic highlights from the first three months of Carol Smillie's chat show. With Victoria Wood, Bruce Forsyth, Jimmy Tarbuck, Brian Conley, Maureen Lipman, Hugh Laurie and Rory Bremner.


Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Brian Conley
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Rory Bremner

: A Song for Christmas

The final of the 21st annual BBC competition for young songwriters, from Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Judges include Julian Lloyd Webber , Mike Read and Diane-Louise Jordan , and star guest Dina Carroll sings The Perfect Year. Introduced by Darren Day.
Producers David Weir and Beverlelgh Wildman


Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Mike Read
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan
Unknown: Dina Carroll
Introduced By: Darren Day.
Producers: David Weir
Producers: Beverlelgh Wildman

: Neighbours

Details at 5.35pm Stereo Subtitled ......

: Call My Bluff

Team captains Alan Coren and Sandy Toksvig arejoined byTerryWogan, impressionist Steve Nallon , Radio 2's Fran Godfrey and Mastermind's Magnus Magnusson.
Chaired by Bob Hoiness.


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandy Toksvig
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Fran Godfrey
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Unknown: Bob Hoiness.

: All Want for Christmas

Comedy. Ayounggirl whose mother is about to remarry asks
Santa to bring her divorced parents back together. Featuring appearances by Lauren Bacall and Leslie Nielsen. Director Robert Lieberman (1991, U)
♦ See Films: pages 50-72


Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Leslie Nielsen.
Director: Robert Lieberman

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

Animated fun. Stereo ......................

: The Christmas Zone

Holiday entertainment featuring many of the regulars from Children's BBC. Including
Peter Simon and Chris Jarvis appearing as the ugly sisters, and seasonal cartoon action with Ace Ventura - Pet Detective.


Presenter: Peter Simon
Presenter: Chris Jarvis
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

With Tim Vincent, Stuart Miles, Katy Hill, Romana D'Annunzio.
Repeated tomorrow 9.35am
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
Internet address: [web address removed]


Presenter: Tim Vincent
Presenter: Stuart Miles
Presenter: Katy Hill
Presenter: Romana D'Annunzio

: Neighbours

Stonie's dream machine is a nightmare and Jo's wedding plans fall through. Shown at 1.15pm For cast see Friday 3 January

: News

With Andrew Harvey. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Newsroom South East

Regional news updates on the issues affectingthe South East. Presented by Gwenan Edwards with sports reports from Jonathan Wills.
Editor Guy Pelham. ............................... REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Presented By: Gwenan Edwards
Unknown: Jonathan Wills.
Editor: Guy Pelham.

: Are You Being Served?

An episode of Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft 's department store comedy. A Change is as Good as a Rest
Changes in staffing arrangements at
Grace Brothers lead to fun and games. Mrs SlocombeMOLUESUGDEN. Mr Lucas TREVOR
BANNISTER, Captain Peacock FRANK THORNTON , Mr Humphries
. MrGrainger ARTHUR BROUGH , Mr Rumbold
Director Ray Butt ; Producer David Croft
Repeat Subtitled .....................................


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Mrs Slocombemoluesugden.
Unknown: Mr Lucas Trevor
Unknown: Captain Peacock Frank Thornton
Unknown: John Inman
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Arthur Brough
Unknown: Nicholas Smith
Unknown: Young Mrgrace
Unknown: Harold Bennett
Director: Ray Butt
Producer: David Croft

: Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds is the host as soap stars from EastEnders and Emmerdale take part in a Christmas edition of the light-hearted TV knowledge quiz. The EastEnders line-up is Deepak Verma, who plays Sanjay Kapoor, Syan Blake (Frankie), Howard Antony (Alan Jackson) and Brian Croucher (Ted Hills). The Emmerdale team is Lisa Riley (Mandy Dingle), Paula Tilbrook (Betty Eagleton), Paul Loughran (Butch Dingle) and Tonicha Jeronimo (Linda Glover).
Director Richard L Lewis ; Producer Helen Lott


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Deepak Verma
Unknown: Sanjay Kapoor
Unknown: Syan Blake
Unknown: Howard Antony
Unknown: Alan Jackson
Unknown: Brian Croucher
Unknown: Ted Hills
Unknown: Lisa Riley
Unknown: Mandy Dingle
Unknown: Paula Tilbrook
Unknown: Betty Eagletonl
Unknown: Paul Loughran
Unknown: Butch Dingle
Unknown: Linda Glover
Director: Richard L Lewis
Producer: Helen Lott

: Animal Sanctuary Born Free

Last Christmas a tiny orphaned lion cub named
Salaam was rescued in the African bush.
John Craven reports from Africa, where a British charity is attempting to reintroduce Salaam to the wild.
See today's choices. Producer Dick Colthurst


Unknown: John Craven
Producer: Dick Colthurst

: EastEnders

Mark gets some unexpected news and is thrown into a panic.
For cast see Monday 30 December

: Chef!

The comedy series starring Lenny Henry as the fearsome chef Gareth Blackstock.
Love is in the air when a wedding is held at the restaurant and Gareth falls for his childhood sweetheart, Rochelle.
Written by Geoff Deane
Director Dewi Humphreys ; Producer Charlie Hanson


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Gareth Blackstock.
Written By: Geoff Deane
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Gareth: Lenny Henry
Janice: Caroline Lee Johnson
Everton: Roger Griffiths
Cyril: Dave Hill
Gustav: Jeff Nuttall
Savanna: Lorelei King
Renee: Sophie Walker
Auntie Clarice: Mona Hammond
Rochelle: Jo Martin
Chantel: Yvette Rochester

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: The Thin Blue Line: The Green-Eyed Monster

Comedy series written by Ben Elton.
Starring Rowan Atkinson
Will Fowler propose to Patricia? Last in the series. (Stereo)


Writer/Producer: Ben Elton
Director: John Birkin
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Inspector Fowler: Rowan Atkinson
DC Boyle: Mark Addy
WPC Habib: Mina Anwar
PC Goody: James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins: Serena Evans
DI Grim: David Haig
PC Gladstone: Rudolph Walker

: They Think It's all Over

A Christmas edition of the comedy sports \ quiz. Host Nick Hancock and regulars David Gower , Gary Lineker , Lee Hurst and RoryMcGrath are joined byjavelin throwerSteveBackleyand Fantasy Football League's David Baddiel.
Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer Harry Thompson / Repeated next Saturday at 12.05am


Unknown: Nick Hancock
Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Lee Hurst
Unknown: David Baddiel.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Euro 96: When Football Came Home

A look back at the European football championships held in England in June. Key personalities relive the drama, including Terry Venables, Jurgen Klinsmann, Alan Shearer, Ally McCoist, Stuart Pearce, David Seaman, Tony Adams and Gareth Southgate.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
See today's choices.


Unknown: Terry Venables
Unknown: Jurgen Klinsmann
Unknown: Alan Shearer
Unknown: Ally McCoist
Unknown: Stuart Pearce
Unknown: David Seaman
Unknown: Tony Adams
Unknown: Gareth Southgate
Presenter: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Paul McNamara

: Films of the Year with Barry Norman

HighIights of a cinema year, selected by Barry Norman, that has seen box office blockbusters such as Independence Day and Mission Impossible, and controversy with Trainspotting.
Barry Norman's pick of the Christmas films: page 48


Presenter: Barry Norman
Director: John Marley
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: The Phil Collins Big Band

In the first of a Phil Collins double bill, this film incorporates live concert performance and fly-on-the-wall documentary footage.


Unknown: Phil Collins

: Unplugged - Phil Collins

Collins goes acoustic to demonstrate a variety of musical styles, from ballads to Motown and funk. Repeat

: Weather

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