Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Animation. Narrated and sung by Burl Ives. Repeat
8.00 News: Subtitled. Regional News; Weather
8.10 Barney: Cartoon fun. Repeat
8.15 The Bears Who Saved Christmas: Animation. Repeat Stereo
8.40 X-Men: Cartoon fun with the mutant heroes.
9.00 News: subtitled Regional News; Weather
9.05 Incredible Games: Futuristic game show. Repeat Stereo
9.35 Blue Peter: Shown yesterday at 5.10pm Stereo Subtitled
10.00 Playdays: The Roundabout Stop. Repeat
An animated version of this classic poem by the makers of the Enchanted Tales series. An orphan's Christmas dreams are dramatically broughtto life. stereo.
A behind-the-scenes look at
Stephen Spielberg 's monster hit movie, featuring exclusive footage of the special effects and computer graphics. The film Jurassic Park can be seen on Christmas Day at
6.30pm. Stereo Subtitled .....
A Feast of Christmas Cheer! A celebration ofthe Christmas story from London's Royal Albert Hall , combining carols, comedy, music and dance. With guests
Michael Ball , Ben Kingsley , Patti Boulaye , Denis Quilley , Cleo Laine and John Dankworth. Producer Simon Betts Stereo
Detailsat5.35pm Stereo Subtitled .....
Sci-fi adventure, based on the TV series, starring William Shatner
An unknown force is heading towards Federation space, on a direct course forearth. The USS Enterprise is ordered back into immediate service and, with Captain Kirk once again in command, sets out to confront the alien menace.
Captain Kirk WILLIAM SHATNER. Spock LEONARD NIMOY, Dr McCoy DEFOREST KELLEY , Commander Decker STEPHEN COLLINS , Ilia PERSIS KHAMBATTA,
Scotty JAMES DOOHAN. Sulu GEORGE TAKEI
DirectorRobertWise(1979.U) Stereo * See Films: pages 50-72 ***
Captain Kirk William
Dr McCoy Deforest
The first showing on network television for this fantasy adventure, inspired by the computer game. starring
Bob Hoskins , Dennis Hopper
In a parallel universe humans have evolved from dinosaurs rather than apes. As an infant princess, Daisy was smuggled out ofthe reptilian world and 20 years on. now works as an archeologist in New York.
Directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel (1993. PG)
* See Films: pages 50-72 **
Joflies off the handle.
Shown at 1.15pm For cast see Friday 3 January
With Jennie Bond.
Weather David Lee
For details see Monday 23 December
Surviving Christmas. Brittas organises a special Christmas treat for his staff at the Whitbury Leisure Centre. It's a team-bonding exercise in the Welsh mountains and a fight for survival.
Written by Tony Millan and Mike Walling / Director/Producer Mike Stephens /
Captain Kipper 'B' Brown:
Dai the Pizza:
Stage and television entertainer Brian Conley delves into the BBC archives to find a collection of some of the funniest moments from Christmas past, including clips from The Likely Lads, Morecambe and Wise and Steptoe and Son. \ Director John L Spencer : ProducerTom Webber
Ally McCoist and John Parrott captain two teams of sporting celebrities as they answerthe questions put to them by David Coleman in this seasonal edition of the show.
Executive producer Mike Adley
Time is running out for Carol as she tries to keep a promise. Meanwhile Robbie undertakes an impossible mission and Joe gets a big shock.
The next episode is tomorrow at 8.30pm. For cast see Monday 30 December Stereo
First showing on network television for this action thriller starring
Former mountain rescue climber
Gabe Walker is persuaded out of retirement to help answer a distress call from a plane which has crash-landed. But he soon discovers the passengers are members of a criminal gang.
Director Renny Harlin (1993, 15)
â¦ See Films: pages 50-72 **** â¦ See Andrew Duncan 's interview with Sylvester Stallone : page 18
With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton
Caroline Aherne , in the guise of chat show host Mrs Merton , presents her very own Christmas show. Guests on her sofa tonight include Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell and Noddy Holder , former lead singer of Slade. See today's choices.
Director Patti Marr ; Producer Mark Gorton Repeated next Monday at 12.25am
♦ Mrs Merton 's Choice: page 12 /
On this special night which heralds the birth of Jesus Christ, a live broadcast from Westminster Cathedral where worshippers gather for a traditional celebration of the First Mass of Christmas, led by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Basil Hume.
Carols and hymns which are sung by the cathedral choir include Adeste Fideles, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night, and Hodie Christus Natus Est.
Service led by:
Classic Alfred Hitchcock chiller starring
Tippi Hedren , Rod Taylor
A chance meeting in a San Francisco pet shop impels wealthy playgirl
Melanie Daniels to track down lawyer Mitch Brenner at his mother's home in Bodega Bay, 70 miles away. As a gift, she takes a pair of lovebirds with her. This seemingly innocuous act unleashes the forces of nature in an unexpected and terrifying way as Bodega Bay becomes preytothe "Birds".
(1963.15) Subtitled ..... ♦ See Films: pages 50-72 ****
Deputy Al Malone: