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: Breakfast News

With Andrew Harvey and Sara Coburn. At
7.00, 8.00, 9.00 main news, with summaries every 15 minutes; 7.12,7.40,
8.12,8.40 Business; 7.25,7.55,8.25,8.55 Weather. Regional news, Travel; 7.32,8.32 Sport. Subtitled ...............................


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Sara Coburn.

: Children's BBC: Incredible Games

Game show.
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Children's BBC: Sweet Valley High

Californian high-school drama.
(Repeat) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: William's Wish Wellingtons

Cartoon, narrated by Andrew Sachs, about a pair of magic wellies.


Narrator: Andrew Sachs

: Children's BBC: Playdays: The Patch Stop

Peggy Patch finds out how cheese is made.
(Repeated at 3.30pm)
(Repeat) (Stereo)

: The Apple Dumpling Gang

First of two films today continuing the Disney at Christmas season, is this comedy western starring Bill Bixby

A professional gambler and a stagecoach driver accompany three orphaned children to an abandoned gold mine.
(The Strongest Man in the World is at 2pm)
(1974, U)
See Films: pages 50-72 ** *


Director: Norman Tokar
Russel Donovan: Bill Bixby
Magnolia 'Dusty' Clydesdale: Susan Clark
Theodore Ogelvie: Don Knotts
Amos Tucker: Tim Conway
Frank Stillwell: Slim Pickens

: Incognito

Word-search quiz.

: Wipeout

General knowledge quiz.

: One O'Clock News


: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: The Strongest Man in the World

Today's second Disney at Christmas film is this comedy starring Kurt Russell
Students at a school in financial trouble discover a formula that enables humans to gain super strength.
(Return to Oz is tomorrow at 10.20am)
(1975, U) * See Films: pages 50-72 ***


Director: Vincent McEveety
Dexter Riley: Kurt Russell
Dean Higgins: Joe Flynn
Aunt Harriet Crumply: Eve Arden
A.J. Amo: Cesar Romero
Kirwood Krinkle: Phil Silvers

: Children's BBC: Playdays: The Patch Stop

(Shown at 10am) (Repeat)

: Children's BBC: Casper Classics

Animation about the friendly ghost.

: Wham Bam Strawberry Jam!

Rik Mayall and Donna Krachan wax lyrical on the theme of food, including Roald Dahl's "The Pig".



Presenter: Rik Mayall
Presenter: Donna Krachan

: Children's BBC: Free Willy

Animation, about the relationship between a boy and an orca whale.

: Children's BBC: Really Wild Show

Today, 14-years-old Paul De Pyke travels to the country known as Austria.
(Repeated Sunday at 9.40am on BBC2) (Stereo)


Reporter: Paul De Pyke

: Children's BBC: The Biz

Stage-school drama. Chris seizes a new career opportunity and Tim lays it on the line for Sasha.
(For cast see Monday 30 December)

: Neighbours

Karl's medical ethics are put to the test, and the distance between Cheryl and Lou grows.
(Shown at 1.40pm)
(For cast see Friday 3 January)

: Six O'Clock News

With Nicholas Witchell and Jill Dando.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Newsreader: Nicholas Witchell
Newsreader: Jill Dando
Weather presenter: Peter Cockroft

: Regional news magazine

(For details see Monday 23 December)

: Watchdog

A special edition of the consumer magazine that updates some of the programme's biggest stories.
Presented by Anne Robinson, with Alice Beer, Denise Mahoney, Johnathan Maitland and Andy Webb.
Watchdog Hotline: call free on [number removed]


Presenter: Anne Robinson
Reporter: Alice Beer
Reporter: Denise Mahoney
Reporter: Johnathan Maitland
Reporter: Andy Webb
Editor: Steve Anderson

: EastEnders

Lorraine insists that it is better for the truth to come out. But both Tiffany and Nigel might disagree.

(For cast see Monday 30 December)
(Omnibus edition on Sunday)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Incredible Journeys: A Caribou's Trek

A new natural history series utilising the latest photographic techniques.

Tonight, a new-born caribou calf, North America's reindeer, is followed for a year on the dangerous 6,000-mile annual migration route.
See today's choices.


Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Nigel Marven

: Next of Kin

The comedy series about a married couple who become guardians of their orphaned grandchildren, starring Penelope Keith, William Gaunt

Maggie has flu. Andrew reassures her that he can handle everything, but it's not long before the rot sets in.
See today's choices.


Writer: Jan Etherington
Writer: Gavin Petrie
Director/Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Maggie: Penelope Keith
Andrew: William Gaunt
Georgia: Ann Gosling
Philip: Matthew Clarke
Jake: Jamie Lucraft
Rosie: Wanda Ventham
Roxanne: Diana Magness
Auntie Doreen: Glynis Brooks
Sandra: Sally Giles

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Peter Cockroft


Newsreader: Michael Buerk
Weather presenter: Peter Cockroft

: The X Files: The Pusher

The sci-fi series starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

Has a man committed 14 perfect murders or is he exerting psychic control over people's minds?
See today's choices.


Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
Skinner: Mitch Pileggi
Pusher/Robert Modell: Robert Wisden
Agent Frank Burst: Vic Polizos
SWAT Lieutenant: Roger Cross
Agent Collins: Steve Bacic
Judge: Don MacKay

: The Frank Skinner Show

A blend of stand-up comedy, sketches and interviews, hosted by the award-winning Frank Skinner.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter/Comedian: Frank Skinner
Director: Tom Poole
Producer: Jilly Hafenrichter
Producer: Juliet Rice

: Nightmare: the Birth of Horror: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Christopher Frayling continues his exploration of 19th-century literary horror classics.

Christopher Frayling stalks the dark alleyways of old Edinburgh in search of the truth behind one of the most terrifying horror stories of all time. Does the respectable Dr Jekyll who transforms himself into the ghoulish Mr Hyde have its roots in the double life led by the young Robert Louis Stevenson as a student in Edinburgh? And why are we still fascinated by the beast which may be in all of us?

(The film Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde follows at 1.05am)


Presenter: Christopher Frayling
Director/Series Producer: Derek Towers

: Halloween

Horror starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis

Fifteen years after murdering his sister, Michael Myers escapes from a mental institution and returns to the town of Haddonfield. A psychiatrist who has been treating Michael, races to track him down before he kills again.
(1978, 18)
See Films: pages 50-72 ****


Director: John Carpenter
Dr Sam Loomis: Donald Pleasence
Laurie Strode: Jamie Lee Curtis
Annie: Nancy Loomis
Lynda: PJ Soles
Brackett: Charles Cyphers
Lindsey: Kyle Richards
Tommy: Brian Andrews

: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror tale continues the Nightmare season, starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman

Undaunted by criticism of his scientific theories, Dr Harry Jekyll continues with his experiments.
(1941) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 50-72


Based on the novel by: Robert Louis Stevenson
Director: Victor Fleming
Dr Harry Jekyll/Mr Hyde: Spencer Tracy
Ivy Peterson: Ingrid Bergman
Beatrix Emery: Una Turner
Sir Charles Emery: Donald Crisp
Dr John Lanyon: Ian Hunter

: Weather

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