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: Flash Gordon - Space Soldiers

Classic sci-fi. Black and white Repeat

: The Adventures of the Garden Fairies

Repeat Stereo ...............................

: Noddy

Repeat

: Highlander

Animation.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled 83649 73

: Conan the Adventurer

Animation.
Repeat

: The New Adventures of Superman

More action with the Krypton superhero.
Repeat Stereo

: Almost Live, Definitely Kicking

Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston's guests include soul trio Eternal, wrestling star British Bulldog and Steven Houghton, who plays Gregg in London's Burning.
There's comedy with the Men in Trousers and design ideas with "Smarts" Mark Speight. Plus Hit, Miss or Maybe, and cartoon action in Rugrats.
(Stereo)
See Family: page 13

Contributors

Presenter: Zoe Ball
Presenter: Jamie Theakston
Guests: Eternal
Guest: British Bulldog
Guest: Steven Houghton
Guest: Mark Speight

: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Adventure starring
Victoria Vetri , Robin Hawdon
After freak winds prevent Sanna from becoming a human sacrifice of the Rock Tribe, she is rescued by a fisherman from the Sand Tribe. But the chief of the Rock
Tribe is determined that the sacrificial maiden should placate the gods of the sky. DirectorVal Guest (1969. PG) ........... # See Fi I ms: pages 43-76 ***

Contributors

Unknown: Victoria Vetri
Unknown: Robin Hawdon

: Half a Sixpence

' Musical starring
Tommy Steele , Julia Foster
A struggling shop assistant suddenly inherits a fortune, moves into high society and forgets his childhood sweetheart. Will they ever be broughttogether again?
Director George Sidney (1967, U)
* See Films: pages 43-76 ****

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Julia Foster
Director: George Sidney
Arthur Kipps: Tommy Steele
Ann: Julia Foster
Harry Chitterlow: Cyril Ritchard
Helen Walsingham: Penelope Horner
Kate: Elaine Taylor
Pearce: Grover Dale
Shalford: Hilton Edwards

: The World's Strongest Man

The first of five programmes from Nevada in which musciebound men from around the globe grapple with strenuous tests.
With Philippa Forrester and Paul Dickenson.
Heat two is tomorrow at 3.25pm

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Dickenson.

: Bless This House

Comedy based on the seventies
TV series starring Sidney James
Diana Coupland , Sally Geeson
The arrival of pompous new neighbour Ronald Baines spells trouble for
Sid Abbot and his long-suffering wife ean.
Sid SIDNEY JAMES , Jean DIANA COUPLAND , SALLY GEESON , Ronald TERRY SCOTT , Sally Abbot
Vera Baines JUNE WHITFIELD, Trevor Lewis PETER
BUTTERWORTH .Mike Abbot ROBIN ASKWITH
DirectorGerald Thomas (1972, U) ......... ♦ See Rims: pages 43-76 **

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Sally Geeson
Unknown: Ronald Baines
Unknown: Sid Abbot
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Jean Diana Coupland
Unknown: Sally Geeson
Unknown: Ronald Terry Scott
Unknown: Vera Baines
Unknown: Trevor Lewis Peter

: Regional News

: Are You Being Served?

Shoulder to Shoulder. YoungMrGrace decides to decorate the ladies' department. Repeat

: Twins

Comedy starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Danny DeVito
Separated at birth after a genetic experiment, gentle giant Julius Benedict seeks his twin, only to find the devious Vincent in trouble. Menaced by loan sharks and targeted by a killer, the mismatched siblings setout on a cross-country quest to unravel their parentage.
Director Ivan Reitman (1988. PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-76 ****

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Unknown: Danny Devito
Unknown: Julius Benedict
Director: Ivan Reitman
Julius Benedict: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Vincent Benedict: Danny Devito
Mamie Mason: Kelly Preston
Linda Mason: Chloe Webb
Mary Ann Benedict: Bonnie Bartlett
Webster: Marshall Bell
Beetroot McKinley: Trey Wilson
Al Greco: David Caruso
Granger: Hugh Obrian
Werner: Tony Jay
Mitchell Traven: Nehemiah Persoff

: National Lottery Draw

Rolf Harris is tonight's host and provides the fun at this weekend's seven-ball bonanza.

Contributors

Unknown: Rolf Harris

: Casualty

The Golden Hour
The staff are pushed to the limit after a motorway pile-up. Charlie decides the time has come to take drastic action. For regular cast see Saturday 21 December. See today's choices.
Written by Barbara Machin ; Director
Nigel Douglas
Followed by National Lottery Update

Contributors

Written By: Barbara MacHin
Director: Nigel Douglas
Rose Cooper: Keeley Forsyth
Annie Cooper: Glynis Brooks
Frank Chivers: David Mallinson
Clive Belfield: Connor McIntyre
Maggie Davies: Moya Brady
Marty Belfield: Rhys Moore
Lisa Davies: Nina Warhurst
Spencer Merrill: Colum Convey
Ginnie Masters: Sabra Williams
Helen Fraser: Siobhan Burke
Divisional fire officer: Mark Moraghan
Fireman: Shaun Dooley
Rrewoman: Biddy Wells

: Birds of a Feather

A seasonal edition of the sitcom.
Sharon and Tracey find easy pickings when they get jobs in a casino, but discover that free gifts come with strings attached. Meanwhile Dorien rekindles the flames of passion with one of her ex-lovers.

See today's choices.

Contributors

Writer: Gary Lawson
Writer: John Phelps
Director: Hugh Thomas
Producer: Tony Charles
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Richard: Christopher Ellison
Det lnsp Feamley: David Roper
Chas: Terence Hillyer
Roger: Aden Gillett
Dawn: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Anti-terrorist officer: Robin Lermitte
Cliff: Raymond Trickitt
Ivor: Darren Saul
Wayne: Sacha Pitimson
Drugs squad officer: Richard Trahair
Det Sgt Benson: Andrew Harrison
Terry: Paul Viragh
Newsreader: Joan Oliver
Cashier: Anna Skye
Ray: Richard Christopher
Fearnley's officer: Jason Griffiths

: The Mrs Merton Christmas Show

Housewife superstar
Mrs Merton , aka Caroline Aherne , is joined by singer/entertainer
Max Bygraves , politician-turned-TV presenter Edwina Currie and the regular audience in this yule edition of her comic chat show.
There are songs and surprises alongside the festive mirth. Director Tom Prescott : Producer
KentonAllen Stereo Subtitled...
♦ See Comedy: page 5

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Merton
Unknown: Caroline Aherne
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Presenter: Edwina Currie
Director: Tom Prescott

: News and Sport

With Huw Edwards
Weather Peter Cockroft

Contributors

Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: They Think It's All Over

Nick Hancock hosts a festive edition of the comedy sports quiz, with footballer Graeme Le Saux and Matthew Corbett with Sootyjoiningthe regularteams. Shown on Christmas Day at llpm

Contributors

Unknown: Nick Hancock
Unknown: Graeme Le Saux
Unknown: Matthew Corbett

: Carry On Again Doctor

Comedy starring Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Sid James
Dr Nookey's unethical behaviour gets him posted to a remote South Sea island where he senses an opportunity to make a fortune.
(1969, PG) See Films: pages 43-76 ****

Contributors

Director: Gerald Thomas
Frederick Carver: Kenneth Williams
Dr James Nookey: Jim Dale
Gladstone Screwer: Sid James
Dr Ernest Stoppidge: Charles Hawtrey
Ellen Moore: Joan Sims
Matron: Hattie Jacques
Goldie Locks: Barbara Windsor
Miss Fosdick: Patsy Rowlands
Old lady: Lucy Griffiths
Miss Armitage: Ann Lancaster

: Top of the Pops

The stars and the top-selling songs of the year, plus the Christmas number one.
Shown on Christmas Day at 1.15pm
Followed by Weather

: BBC News 24

BBC1 joins the continuous-news station with bulletins on the hour.








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