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: Children's BBC

7.00 Joe 90
Puppet series. (Repeat)

7.25 Playdays
The Roundabout Stop.

7.45 Postman Pat
Fun for younger viewers. (Repeat)

8.00 Peter Pan and the Pirates
Animated adventures. (Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitles)

8.20 Bodger and Badger
Bodger and Mousey form a band. (Stereo)

8.35 The Legend of Prince Valiant
Cartoon. (Repeat) (Subtitles)

9.00 Incredible Games
Fantasy challenges. (Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitles)

9.25 Sweet Valley High
US teen drama. (Repeat)

9.50 Record Breakers Gold
The best of previous series. (Stereo)

10.15 Blue Peter - Magic Moments
Highlights Of 1996. (Stereo)

: Bigfoot and the Hendersons

Comedy starring John Lithgow
After a camping holiday, the Henderson family's car collides with a giant creature-the legendary Bigfoot
-and the family take it home with them.
George HendersonJOHN LITHGOW , Nancy Henderson
LANGRICK. Ernie Henderson JOSHUA RUDOY. Harry
♦ See Films: pages 50-72 **


Unknown: John Lithgow
Unknown: George Hendersonjohn Lithgow
Unknown: Nancy Henderson
Unknown: Melinda Dillon.
Unknown: Sarah Henderson Margaret
Unknown: Jacques Lafleurdavidsuchet

: Wipeout

Game Show. Stereo ...........................

: News

Regional News and Weather ............

: Neighbours

Details at 5.45pm Stereo

: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

The Tale of Samuel Whiskers. Animated version of Beatrix Potter 's classic story.
Repeat Subtitled .....................................


Unknown: Samuel Whiskers.
Unknown: Beatrix Potter

: Ronnie Barker in Porridge

Detained at Her Majesty's pleasure, cell-mates Fletcher and Godber become unwilling accomplices to an escape attempt during a football match, in this cinema version of the popular BBC comedy.
Director Dick Clement (1979. PG) Subtitled ..... Ronnie Barker : a Life in Comedy is at 8pm on BBC1
* See Films: pages 50-72 * *


Director: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Norman Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Lennie Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Grouty: Peter Vaughan
Bainbridge: Julian Holloway
Governor: Geoffrey Bayldon
Beale: Christopher Godwin

: Global Sunrise

Around the World in 80 Minutes
A year ago camera crews were stationed at 20 locations around the world, recording the rising sun through six continents and all time zones.
Presented by Julian Pettifer and a host of wildlife celebrities. See today's choices.


Presenter: Julian Pettifer
Director: Graham Booth
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Final Score

Ray Stubbs introduces a roundup of the day's sporting news and action. Stereo ..


Introduces: Ray Stubbs

: Regional News

: Tom and Jerry's Greatest Hits

Cartoon fun. Repeat

: Neighbours

Stonefish has a birthday he's sure to remember, Danni mingles with the stars, and will the truth come out about what really happened to Cheryl?
Shown at 1.10pm For cast see Friday 3 January

: ET the Extra-Terrestrial

Science-fiction adventure film from Steven Spielberg, the director of Jurassic Park, starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace

Ten-year-old Elliott, a lonely little boy, makes a new friend: he's short, dark and from another planet - and nobody must know that he's here.
(1982, U) (Stereo)
See Films: pages 50-72 *****


Director: Steven Spielberg
Elliott: Henry Thomas
Mary: Dee Wallace
Keys: Peter Coyote
Michael: Robert MacNaughton
Gertie: Drew Barrymore
Greg: KC Martel
Steve: Sean Frye
Tyler: Tom Howell
Pretty girl: Erika Eleniak
Schoolboy: David Odell
Science teacher: Richard Swingler
Policeman: Frank Toth
Ultrasound man: Robert Barton
Vandriver: Michael Darrell
Doctor: Milt Kogan

: Ronnie Barker - a Life in Comedy

The comedian and comic actor and writer, regarded as one of television's finest, was recently honoured with the Lifetime Achievement in Comedy award at the BBC's 60th anniversary celebrations held last November.
Tonight Ronnie Barker gives his first television interview since his retirement eight years ago, talking about his life and the wide variety of characters he played during his career. The show features comic performances from The Frost Report, The Two Ronnies, Porridge and Open All Hours.
Amongthose paying tribute are
David Jason , Nicholas Lyndhurst , Michael Palin , Ronnie Corbett , David Frost ,
Richard Briers and others.
Executive producer Beatrice Ballard


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Richard Briers
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: News

With Edward Stourton. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: The Mill on the Floss

Passionate love story, based on the novel by George Eliot , starring Emily Watson
Cheryl Campbell , James Frain
Bernard Hill
Maggie Tulliver is torn between two men in her life, and struggles between duty and desire. If she is true to her heart she will betray those closest to her. See today's choices.
Written by Hugh Stoddart
Producer Brian Eastman ; Director Graham Theakston
♦ The stage is set....: page 22


Novel By: George Eliot
Unknown: Emily Watson
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: James Frain
Unknown: Bernard Hill
Unknown: Maggie Tulliver
Written By: Hugh Stoddart
Producer: Brian Eastman
Director: Graham Theakston
Maggie Tulliver: Emily Watson
Bessy Tulliver: Cheryl Campbell
Philip Wakem: James Frain
Edward Tulliver: Bernard Hill
Sophy Deane: Joanna David
Lawyer Wakem: Nicholas Gecks
Aunt Gritty: Shenagh Govan
Reverend Stelling: Peter Gunn
MrGlegg: Will Knightley
Tom Tulliver: Ifan Meredith
Mr Deane: Paul Ridley
Jane Glegg: Jessica Turner
Stephen Guest: James Weber-Brown
Lucy Deane: Lucy Whybrow
YoungMaggie: Lucy Borton
YoungTom: Jon Lee
Young Lucy: Dominique Belcourt
YoungPhilip: Stefan Weclawek
MrRiley/Auctioneer: Roger Booth
MrPoulter: Peter Russell
Luke: Andrew Grainger
Kezia: Linda Armstrong

: Match of the Day

All the goals and key moments from the day's Premiership games, including highlights of the match at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Aston Villa. On New Year's Day in 1996 Manchester United lost 4-1 at Tottenham, their heaviest defeat of the season.
They followed that game with a 12-match unbeaten run in the Premiership that knocked Newcastle off the top of the table. Alex Ferguson's team will be looking for a similar run, but a lot will depend on whether Eric Cantona can rediscover the form that helped Manchester United to their second league and Cup double last season.
Aston Villa were seen as championship contenders at the start of the season, but a lack of firepower up front has so far undermined their challenge. Commentators are Jon Champion, Barry Davies and Tony Gubba. Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Trevor Brooking.
Match of the Day - The Magazin: on sale every Thursday, price £1.00, from newsagents.


Presenter: Desmond Lynam
Analysis: Trevor Brooking
Commentator: Jon Champion
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: Tony Gubba

: Big Jake

Western starring
John Wayne
Richard Boone
Following a vicious raid on the McCandles's ranch, the young grandson of the family is kidnapped and held to ransom for$1 million. It's time forthe head of the family, Big Jake, to swing into action.
Director George Sherman (1971, 15) ♦ See Films: pages 50-72 **


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Richard Boone
Director: George Sherman
Jacob McCandles: John Wayne
John Fain: Richard Boone
Martha McCandies: Maureen O'Hara
James McCandles: Patrick Wayne
Michael McCandles: Chris Mitchum
Jeff McCandles: Bobby Vinton
Sam Sharpnose: Bruce Cabot
O'Brien: Glenn Corbett
PopDawson: Harry Carey Jr
Buck Dugan: John Doucette
Head of lynching party: Jim Davis
Bert Ryan: John Agar

: Weather

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