Classic sci-fi. Black and white Repeat
Tales of PrudleTarg and Oddly
Lois and Clarks. America finds itself underthe murderous rule of the mysterious John Doe.
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Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston present a Christmas edition, with music from the Spice Girls, and guests including Bill
Tarmeyand Liz Dawn (Coronation Street's Jack and Vera Duckworth ) and tennis star Greg Ruzedski Plus zany comedy with Ben, Jez and Richard, mischief from the Leprechauns and Mr Blobby , and an adventure for Kenan and Kel.
EditorChris Bellinger Stereo ........... # See Family: page 13
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Introduced by Steve Rider.
12.20 Football Focus Gary Lineker looks back at the week's talking points and ahead to today's Premiership action.
1.00,1.35,2.10 Racing From Ascot. Hosted by Julian Wilson on his final
Grandstand. Featuring races at 1.10,
1.45 and 2.20, followed by highlights and memories of Julian Wilson 's BBC racing coverage and broadcasting career spanning over 30 years. Commentary by Julian Wilson , Jim McGrath , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
1.20, 1.55 Ice Skating Barry Davies and Robin Cousins commentate on the British championships from Hull Ice Arena.
2.40 Show JumpingCove rage of the World Cup qualifier at the 26th Olympia International Show Jumping championships. Commentary by Michael Tucker and Stephen Hadley.
3.45 Football Half-rimes
3.55 Speed Skating Coverage of the British Short-Track Speed Skating championships from the Spectrum
Centre, Guildford. Commentary by Paul Dickenson and WilfO'Reilly.
4.45 Final Score News and results.
TV presentation (Skating) Barbara Slater Producer Martin Hopkins Stereo
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The Father Christmas Affair. A bonus is to be given to the successful candidate for the post of Father Christmas.
Written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Tonight's festive edition includes a variety of seasonal games, starguests and a pantomime finale, in which
Captain Hook gets his comeuppance from Peter Pan (Jim Davidson ), narrated by Su Pollard. With Melanie Stace.
Director Richard Valentine
Producer Jonathan Beazley
A festive feeling hits the Great House at
Crinkley Bottom. All the usual ingredients plus celebrity guests and seasonal music. See today's choices.
Producer John McHugh Stereo. .
Shirley Bassey is tonight's guest host who also sings a medley of her all-time great hits. The show also features the cast of the West End musical Chicago.
A documentary Shirley Bassey : This is My Life can be seen on Friday 2 January Producer Peter Estall
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FacingUp. Josh risks his life to rescue a father and son from a fire. and Mark lets the cat out of the bag. See today's choices.
Episode written by Jonathan Rich : Producer Sally Haynes ; Director Michael Owen Morris
* See Drama: page 9
Then National Lottery Update
Another chance to see last year's Christmas edition of the comedy starring Dawn French
To avoid hurting anyone's feelings, vicar Geraldine agrees to attend three Christmas lunches.
This year's Christmas special can be seen on Boxing Day at 9pm. Director
Gareth Carrivick Stereo Subtitled.
With Peter Sissons.
Weather Peter Cockroft
Highlights of two of the day'stop FA Premiership matches, including the game between Leicester City and Everton at Filbert Street. Plus the rest of today's goals and other main talking points. Commentary by Barry Davies , Tony Gubba and Jon Champion. Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking.
Producer Paul McNamara ; Editor Niall Sloane Repeated tomorrow at 6.45am
BBC MATCH OFTHE DAY MAGAZINE: available monthly.
♦ See Alan Hansen : page 38
Tonight's guests in the sports quiz are 400m British record holder Iwan Thomas and comedian Jeff Green.
Shown last Thursday
Actress Andie MacDowell is among the guests in the last chat show of the series.
Shown last Thursday
James Earl Jones
1718: Lord Durant is the dictatorial governor of Jamaica whose orders are obstructed by two pirates who are determined to oust him from the island.
Director James Goldstone
(1976. PG) * See Films: pages 43-76 ***
Followed by Weather
Woman of Dark Visage:
BBC1 joins the continuous-news station with bulletins on the hour.