7.00 Joe 90
Puppet series. (Repeat)
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)
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
MELINDA DILLON. Sarah Henderson MARGARET
LANGRICK. Ernie Henderson JOSHUA RUDOY. Harry
KEVIN PETER HALL. Jacques LafleurDAVIDSUCHET
♦ See Films: pages 50-72 **
Game Show. Stereo ...........................
Regional News and Weather ............
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers. Animated version of Beatrix Potter 's classic story.
Repeat Subtitled .....................................
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 * *
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.
Ray Stubbs introduces a roundup of the day's sporting news and action. Stereo ..
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
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 *****
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
With Edward Stourton. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft
Passionate love story, based on the novel by George Eliot , starring Emily Watson
Cheryl Campbell , James Frain
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
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 Â£1.00, from newsagents.
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 **
Head of lynching party: