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: Breakfast News

With Andrew Harvey and Sara Coburn. Editor Andrew Thompson
Timetable on Thursday2 January


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Sara Coburn.
Editor: Andrew Thompson

: Incredible Games

Fantasy challenges. Repeat Stereo Subtitled ...
9.35 Sweet Valley High Drama about teenage life in a Californian town.

: William's Wish Wellingtons

Cartoon adventures of a small boy and his magical boots. Repeat

: Playdays

The Poppy Stop. Poppy,
Why Bird and Peggy want to make pizzas.
Repeated at 3.30pm Repeat Stereo .......

: Return to Oz

Fantasy, showing as part of the Disney at Christmas season, starring Fairuza Balk
Nicol Williamson , Jean Marsh
Returningto the land ofOz, Dorothyfinds it in ruins. The yellow brick road is rubble, the Emerald City dilapidated and her old friends Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man have been turned to stone. Dorothy decides to try and restore Ozto itsformerglory.
Dorothy Gale FAIRUZA BALK. Dr Worley/Nome King NICOL WILLIAM SON. Nurse Wilson/Princess Mombi
Herbie Rides Again is at 2pm
Director Walter Murch (1985, PG) * See Films: pages 50-72 ***


Unknown: Fairuza Balk
Unknown: Nicol Williamson
Unknown: Jean Marsh
Unknown: Dorothy Gale
Unknown: Nicol William Son.

: Incognito

A quarter-final of the word-search quiz.

: Wipeout

Paul Daniels hosts the eliminatinggeneral knowledge quiz. Last in the series.


Unknown: Paul Daniels

: One O'Clock News

Weather Subtitled............................

: Neighbours

Details at 5.35pm Stereo

: Herbie Rides Again

Continuing the Disneyat
Christmas season with the comedy sequel to The Love Bug.
Starring Helen Hayes , Stefanie Powers
Herbie, the magical car, tries to help an elderly lady whose house is targeted by a property speculator.Mrs Steinmetz
POWERS. Willoughby Whitfield KEN BERRY , Mr Judson JOHN MCINTIRE , Alonzo Hawk KEENAN WYNN. Judge HUNTZ HALL. Chauffeur IVOR BARRY. Lawyers
Director Robert Stevenson (1974, U) + See Films: pages 50-72 ***


Unknown: Helen Hayes
Unknown: Stefanie Powers
Unknown: Helen Hayes.
Unknown: Nicole Hams Stefanie
Unknown: Ken Berry
Unknown: Mr Judson
Unknown: John McIntire
Unknown: Judge Huntz Hall.
Unknown: Ivor Barry.
Unknown: Dan Tobin
Unknown: Raymond Bailey
Unknown: Vito Scotti
Director: Robert Stevenson

: Playdays

The Poppy Stop.
ShownatlOam Repeat Stereo ..............

: The Friday Zone

An hourof holiday entertainment with many regulars from Children's BBC, including Josie D'Arby ,
Chris Jarvis , Peter Simon and Emma Lee. Plus cartoon action with The Real
Adventures of Jonny Quest. Stereo..


Unknown: Josie D'Arby
Unknown: Chris Jarvis
Unknown: Peter Simon
Unknown: Emma Lee.

: Newsround Extra: Rainforest Crisis

Destruction of the precious Amazon rainforest is once again accelerating at an alarming rate. Julie Etchingham reports from Brazil on the causes and effects.


Unknown: Julie Etchingham

: Blue Peter

With Tim Vincent,
Stuart Miles , Katy Hill and Romana D'Annunzio.


Unknown: Stuart Miles
Unknown: Katy Hill
Unknown: Romana D'Annunzio.

: Neighbours

Susan is irritated by Karl's massage techniques, while Casper's secret hideaway is revealed. Should Karl contact his real father?
Shownatl.40pm Stereo


Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Lou Carpenter: Tom Oliver
Philip Martin: Ian Rawlings
Hannah Martin: Rebecca Ritters
Debbie Martin: Marnie Reece-Wilmore
Danni Stark: Eliza Szonert
Sam Kratz: Richard Grieve
MarleneKratz: Moya O'Sullivan
Karl Kennedy: Alan Fletcher
Susan Kennedy: Jackie Woodburne
Libby Kennedy: Kym Valentine
Malcolm Kennedy: Benji McNair
Billy Kennedy: Jesse Spencer
StonefishRebecchi: Anthony Engelman
Joanna Hartman: Emma Harrison
Angie Rebecchi: Lesley Baker
Toadfish: Ryan Moloney
LukeHandley: Bernard Curry
Rob Evans: Graham Harvey
Tarquin Harman: Michael Carman
Casper Mack: Adam Fiorentino
Dillon Renshaw: Jason Torras
Police officer: Rick Fletcher
Cheryl Stark: Caroline Gillmer
AdaPentland: Amanda Levy
Female journalist: Natalie Playford
Katie Kate: Mardi Johnson
Bobby Etheridge: Robin Collins
Skateboard thug: Luke Anderson

: Six O'Clock News

With Nicholas Witchell and Jill Dando.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
Subtitled .....39


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Regional news magazine

For details see Monday 30 December 61

: Almost an Angel

Comedy starring
Paul Hogan
Linda Kozlowski
Street-smart Terry Dean 's life of crime is ended by an instinctive, unselfish act -or so he thinks. Believing he died but has been returned to earth as a probationary angel, he devotes his dubious talents to good causes, even though it means bendingoneortwo Commandments along the way.
DirectorJohn Cornell (1990. PG)
* See Films: pages 50-72 **


Unknown: Paul Hogan
Unknown: Linda Kozlowski
Unknown: Street-Smart Terry Dean
Terry Dean: Paul Hogan
Rose Garner: Linda Kozlowski
Steve Garner: Elias Koteas
Mrs Garner: Doreen Lang
Guido: Robert Sutton
Bubba: Travis Venable
Father: Douglas Seale
Irene Bealeman: Ruth Warshawsky
George Bealeman: Parley Baer
Reverend Barton: Ben Slack

: Big Break

First of a new series of the popular snooker-based game show involving speed and skill. Hosted by Jim Davidson. Tonight's contestants striving for the mystery star prize are joined by snooker stars John Parrott, Paul Davies and Mark Bennett. The show's referee is John "Mr Trick Shot" Virgo.
Director Phil Chilvers ; Producer John Burrowes
TO TAKE PART: please send a large sae to. [address removed]


Unknown: Jim Davidson.
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Paul Davies
Unknown: Mark Bennett.
Director: Phil Chilvers
Producer: John Burrowes

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Regional News; Weekend Weather
Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Drama starring
Patricia Routledge as the indomitable Lancashire detective.
A Rose by Any Other Name. Gillian's family are convinced that Lester Rose wants to marry herfor her money. Hetty has one week to find out if his intentions are honourable. See today's choices.
Written by Jeremy Paul , based on characters from the novel by David Cook : Producer Carol Parks: Director
DavidGiles Stereo Subtitled ....


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Lester Rose
Written By: Jeremy Paul
Novel By: David Cook
Hetty Wainthropp: Patricia Routledge
Robert: Derek Benfield
Geoffrey: Dominic Monaghan
DCI Adams: John Graham Davies
Lester Rose: Ronald Pickup
Gillian Snape: Janet Hargreaves
Kelly: Katherine Dowblyton
Bryan: Peter Gunn
Lysette: Barbara Dryhurst
Adele McCarthy: Joan Sims
Sidney Sturridge: Freddie Davies
Vanessa Webb: Susan Edmonstone
Magda: Rebecca Lamb
William Pollard: Gordon Langford Rowe
Ida Whittle: Judith Davis
Arnold White: Joe Belcher
Wendy: Laura Crossley
Tina: Rachaelc Carter

: Thelma and Louise

Drama starring
Susan Sarandon , Geena Davis
Thelma and Louise decide that what they need is a weekend away from their lives - and their menfolk. But, at a roadside diner, something happens that means there's noturningback.
Director Ridley Scott (1991,15)
* See Films: pages 50-72 *****


Unknown: Susan Sarandon
Unknown: Geena Davis
Director: Ridley Scott
Louise Sawyer: Susan Sarandon
Thelma Dickinson: Geena Davis
Hal Slocombe: Harvey Keitel
Jimmy: Michael Madsen
DarryL: Christopher McDonald
Max: Stephen Tobolowsky
JD: Brad Pin

: California Suite

Neil Simon comedy, starring Maggie Smith, Michael Caine

Four groups of visitors staying at a swanky Beverly Hills hotel face problems ranging from a runaway daughter to which outfit to wear at the Academy Awards ceremony.
(1978, 15) ****
See Films: pages 50-72


Screenplay/Based on his own play: Neil Simon
Director: Herbert Ross
Diana Barrie: Maggie Smith
Sidney Cochran: Michael Caine
Bill Warren: Alan Alda
Hannah Warren: Jane Fonda
Dr Willis Panama: Bill Cosby
Dr Chauncey Gump: Richard Pryor
Marvin Michaels: Walter Matthau
Millie Michaels: Elaine May

: Weather

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