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: Children's BBC

6.00 Joe 90
Puppet series.

6.25 Christmas Time

6.50 Playdays
Why, Poppy and Peggy contact relatives around the world.
(Repeat) (Stereo)

7.10 Fireman Sam
Animation. Sarah and James are trapped.

7.35 Christmas Time

8.00 The Littlest Pet Shop

8.20 Eek the Cat
(Repeat) (Stereo)

9.05 The Mask
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

9.30 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Samuel Claus is haunted by voices.

: On Christmas Day in the Morning

Diane-Louise Jordan is joined by singer Doris Troy and actor Christopher Timothy for a selection of carols at the Wintershall estate in Surrey, Britain's biggest nativity scene. The renditions include a Gaelic version of Silent Night by Enya.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Singer: Doris Troy
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Producer: Michael Wakelin

: The Wizard of Oz

Classic fantasy musical, starring
Judy Garland , Ray Bolger
Bert Lahr , Jack Haley
When a tornado hits Dorothy's home, she is whisked into a strange world. There she must escape the Wicked Witch of the West and find her way to the Emerald City. Directors Victor Fleming and KingVidor (1939, U)
Colour and black and white
♦ See Films: pages 50-72


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Ray Bolger
Unknown: Bert Lahr
Unknown: Jack Haley
Directors: Victor Fleming

: Top of the Pops

The chart-topping Spice Girls introduce the stars and the top-selling songs of the year. plus the Christmas number one.
Director Anne Gilchrist ; Producer Ric Blaxill Repeated on Sat 28 December. 12.35am Stereo Subtitled.


Director: Anne Gilchrist
Producer: Ric Blaxill

: Keeping Up Appearances

A special Christmas edition from 1994.
Hyacinth is plagued by problems while she is busy planning a new kitchen.
Written by Roy Clarke Repeat Stereo Subtitled.


Unknown: Patricia Routledge.
Unknown: Richard Clive
Unknown: Elizabeth Josephinetewson
Unknown: Daisy Judy
Written By: Roy Clarke

: The Queen

Her Majesty addresses the Commonwealth. Shown at 5.30pm on BBC2, 6.40pm on Channel 4

: Noel's Christmas Presents

Noel Edmonds enlists the help of Prime Minister John Major and US President
Bill Clinton to turn a young girl's poem for world peace into a spectacular event at Walt Disney World in Florida. Other guests fulfilling people's dreams are singers Chris de Burgh and Anthony Newley, star of the musical "Scrooge". Plus a party in Minsk, Belarus, for some Liverpool youngsters.
See This Week: page 12


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Singer: Chris de Burgh
Actor: Anthony Newley
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Richard Woolfe

: Brambly Hedge: Winter Story

Animation based on the picture book. The mice of Brambly Hedge are planning a special party. Narrated by Robert Lindsay, with the voices of Jim Broadbent,
Charlotte Coleman, Rosemary Leach, Neil Morrissey, Anton Rodgers, June Whitfield and Michael Williams.


Narrator: Robert Lindsay
Voices: Jim Broadbent
Voices: Charlotte Coleman
Voices: Rosemary Leach
Voices: Neil Morrissey
Voices: Anton Rodgers
Voices: June Whitfield
Voices: Michael Williams

: News; Weather

: Animal Hospital Goes West

Rolf Harris meets human and animal film stars in the USA. From Hollywood to Oregon, he meets vets who come in contact with all manner of creature complaints. With actress Bo Derek and Keiko the orca of Free Willy, showing tomorrow at 6pm.
Stereo Subtitled ....


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Guest: Bo Derek
Producer: Sally Dixon
Executive Producer: Lorraine Heggessey

: Auntie's All-New Christmas Bloomers

Terry Wogan with clips that the stars hoped would never be shown. Including out-takes from EastEnders, Absolutely Fabulous, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Ballykissangel and Birds of a Feather. Director Richard Valentine ; Producer Tom Webb


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Tom Webb

: Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg's blockbuster adventure, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Billionaire John Hammond is about to open the world's first amusement park exhibiting genetically engineered dinosaurs. After a worker's death, he asks experts to test the park's safety. They find it is full of design faults, with the dinosaurs intent on destruction.
(1993, PG) Stereo
See Films: pages 50-72 *****


Director: Steven Spielberg
Dr Alan Grant: Sam Neill
Dr Ellie Sattler: Laura Dern
Ian Malcolm: Jeff Goldblum
John Hammond: Richard Attenborough
Robert Muldoon: Bob Peck
Donald Gennaro: Martin Ferrero
Dr Wu: B.D. Wong
Tim: Joseph Mazzello
Lex: Ariana Richards
Arnold: Samuel L. Jackson
Nedry: Wayne Knight
Harding: Jerry Molen

: EastEnders

Sparks fly at the Mitchell family dinner. The Jacksons are faced with tragedy.
Cast on Monday 23 December Stereo

: Only Fools and Horses: Heroes and Villains

First of three new episodes in the comedy series starring
David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Buster Merryfield
Del's application for a home-improvement grant is rejected by the council. See today's choices.
Next episode and cast on Friday 27 December at 8pm Written by John Sullivan: Director Tony Dow: Producer Gareth Gwenlan Stereo Subtitled

Only Fools and Horses
9.00pm BBC1
It's three years since we last met the Trotters, but tonight they're back for a three-part mini-series that may prove to be their swansong. David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst took time off from A Touch of Frost and Goodnight Sweetheart to be reunited with writer John Sullivan for two months, during which they worked round the clock to record the latest adventures of Del Boy and Rodney.
Trotters Independent Traders Company (alias Titco pic) is lurching from one disaster to another: Del has bought 125 unpredictable Latvian radio alarms and a boxful of baseball caps "that even East 17 fans wouldn't wear". But there are compensations, not least the joys of fatherhood as little Damien grows up. Only Fools and Horses continues on Friday.


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Only Fools and Horses... From Peckham to Beckham 6 September 2017
The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special

A seasonal edition of the comedy starring Dawn French. To avoid hurting anyone, vicar Geraldine agrees to attend three Christmas lunches.
See today's choices.


Writer: Paul Mayhew Archer
Writer: Richard Curtis
Director: Gareth Carrivick
Producer: Jon Plowman
Producer: Sue Vertue
Geraldine Granger: Dawn French
David Horton: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Horton: James Fleet
Alice Tinker: Emma Chambers
Frank Pickle: John Bluthal
Jim Trott: Trevor Peacock
Owen Newitt: Roger Lloyd Pack
Tristram Campbell: Peter Capaldi
Mrs Tinker: Carol MacReady
Mary Tinker: Mel Giedroyc
Aoife: Orla Brady

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Helen Young Subtitled....


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show

A seasonal edition of the comedy programme first shown in 1970. Eric and Ernie exchange Christmas gifts, thwart Peter Cushing in his attempt to collect an appearance fee and perform a dance routine with Eric Porter, villain of The Forsyte Saga. Ernie writes his own version of The Three Musketeers and Edward Woodward offers to sing. With William Franklyn, Nina and Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen. The Adventures of Morecambe and Wise can be seen on New Year's Eve at 10.25pm. Producer John Ammonds Repeat Subtitled .....


Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Kenny Ball

: Revenge of the Pink Panther

Comedy starring Peter Sellers
When a drug dealer decides to have Chief Inspector Clouseau murdered, things do not go to plan.
While everyone, including his delighted ex-boss, Dreyfus, believes he is dead, a disguised Clouseau seeks, in his own inimitable way, to put matters right.
Director Blake Edwards (1978. PG) Subtitled. * See Films: pages 50-72 * * *


Director: Blake Edwards
Chief Inspector Clouseau: Peter Sellers
Chief Inspector Dreyfus: Herbert Lom
SimoneLegree: Dyan Cannon
Philippe Douvier: Robert Webber
Cato: Bert Kwouk
Marchione: Robert Loggia
DrAuguste Balls: Graham Stark
Claude Russo: Sue Lloyd
Guy Alga: Tony Beckley
Tanya: Valerie Leon
Fernet: Alfie Bass

: Christmas Epilogue

The story of the nativity, interpreted through the eyes of people today.
Producer John Forrest


Producer: John Forrest

: Please Sir!

Comedy starring
John Alderton , Deryck Guyler
When the students from Fenn
Street Secondary School get the chance to go to a country recreation centre, Bernard Hedges makes sure that his class is included - despite opposition.
Director Mark Stuart (1971, PG) * See Films: pages 50-72 **


Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Bernard Hedges
Director: Mark Stuart
Bernard Hedges: John Alderton
Norman Potter: Deryck Guyler
Mr Cromwell: Noel Howlett
Doris Ewell: Joan Sanderson
Mr Price: Richard Davies

: Weather

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