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: News summed

Regional News; Weather

: Poddington Peas

7.10 Animation. (Repeat)

7.15 Teletubbies
Po's present is a little frosty Cloud. Shown last Friday

7.40 The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Animation. (Repeat)

8.05 Yakky Duck
Animation. (Repeat)

8.30 Gadget Boy
Animation. (Stereo)

8.55 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
Animation. (Repeat)

9.20 Sweet Valley High
Teenage drama. (Repeat) (Stereo)

9.45 Pingu
Penguin adventures. (Repeat)

9.50 Teletubbies
The Teletubbies see children at a level crossing. Repeated tomorrow at 7.15am

: News

Regional News; Weather

: The Ugly Dachshund

Disney children's comedy starring
Dean Jones , Suzanne Pleshette
Brutus, a Great Dane puppy, develops an identity crisis when he is brought up with a litterof dachshunds.
Director Norman Tokar (1966. U) ............. * See Films: pages 43-76


Unknown: Dean Jones
Unknown: Suzanne Pleshette
Director: Norman Tokar

: To the Manor Born

Christmas comes but once a year but perhaps on the Grantleigh estate it's just as well. With Penelope Keith , Peter Bowles and Angela Thorne.
Written by Peter Spence Repeat Subtitled.


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Unknown: Angela Thorne.
Written By: Peter Spence

: Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook

Today Gladiator Hunter and Honor
Blackman challenge chefs Ainsley Harriott and Nick Nairn. Presented by Fern Britton. Stereo................................................


Unknown: Nick Nairn.
Presented By: Fern Britton.

: News and Weather

Regional News ....................

: Neighbours

Ruth caves in to her children's pressure, while Amy wants to know Lance's secrets. Repeated at 5.35pm Stereo

: The Land before Time

Children's animation. During the age of the dinosaurs, climate changes shrinkfood supplies. The plant-eaters must make a dangerous journey to a fabled land of plenty.
Director Don Bluth (1988, U)
* See Films: pages 43-76 ****


Director: Don Bluth

: Vets in Practice

Trude has to help an Alsatian puppy who has swallowed a toy tree and Julie Richards is starting a newjob in Runcorn. Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Julie Richards

: The World's Strongest Man

Coverage of the third heat from Nevada, USA. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Paul Dickenson.


Presented By: Philippa Forrester
Unknown: Paul Dickenson.

: Flight of the Navigator

Science-fiction adventure starring Joey Cramer
Twelve-year-old David Freeman takes a tumble and wakes up in an altered world.
♦ See Films: pages 43-76 ****


Unknown: Joey Cramer
Unknown: David Freeman
David Freeman: Joey Cramer
Helen Freeman: Veronica Cartwright
Bill Freeman: Cliff de Young
Carolyn McAdams: Sarah Jessica Parker
Dr Faraday: Howard Hesseman

: Blue Peter - the Best Bits

First of two reviews of the Blue Peter year.
Repeated tomorrow at 8.55am; part 2 on Thursday at 4.35am

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.15pm Stereo Submied

: Regional news magazine

For details see
Monday 22 December

: Christmas Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds launches the new-look 17-part series with this celebrity Christmas show.
His guests are Angela Griffin and Tracy Shaw from Coronation Street, pop duo Ant and Dec, television game show host Shane Richie and Claudia
Winkleman from Talking Telephones.
Producer Helen Lott : Director
Sue Robinson Stereo ...................


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Angela Griffin
Unknown: Tracy Shaw
Unknown: Shane Richie
Producer: Helen Lott

: This Is Your Life

Michael Aspel lies in wait with the infamous red book for another unsuspecting person.


Unknown: Michael Aspel

: Animal Sanctuary

John Craven visits
Chimfunshi in Zambia. the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary. Here
Sheila and David Siddle have created a natural haven for
67 abandoned and maltreated chimps, acting as parents and nursingthe sick animals. Now after more than 15 years, many of the chimpanzees have established family groups and are themselves having young. See today's choices. Producer Alan Miller


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: David Siddle
Producer: Alan Miller

: EastEnders

Boxing Day festivities continue downstairs at the Vic, while upstairs tempers flare and a violent story unfolds.
For cast see Tuesday 23 December

: Auntie's New Winter Bloomers

The second of two outings into Auntie BBC's biggest bloomers. Tonight's victims having their shortcomings held up to ridicule include the stars of period dramas Tom Jones and Drovers' Gold, comedy performers from Get Well Soon and Men Behaving Badly and gaffes from BBC's Election 97 coverage.

: Nine o'Clock News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled Regional News; Weather
Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: The Woman in White

Concluding the two-part mystery-drama. based on the novel by Wilkie Collins. Marian and Laura are virtually prisoners at Blackwater Park. In fear of their lives, they determ i ne to escape from Sir Percival Glyde and his sinister mercenary Count
Fosco. See today's choices.
♦ See Drama: page 8; and Andrew Lincoln : People, page 16


Novel By: Wilkie Collins.
Unknown: Sir Percival Glyde
Unknown: Andrew Lincoln

: Films of the Year with Barry Norman

He selects his ten favourite films from the past year. Will The Full Monty, Britain's most successful film ever, be in his choice? What about The English Patient, Men in Black, Star
Wars and My Best Friend's Wedding? And whatever his choice, will viewers agree? Director David Robertson
Producer Bruce Thompson
# See Barry Norman : page 43


Director: David Robertson
Producer: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Rhythm of Life

In this second programme, former Beatles producer George Martin looks at the role of melody in our everyday lives, in his view the most important element of music. The programme includes music performed by Celine Dion, Paul McCartney, and the late Sir Georg Solti.
Part 3 is on Monday 5 January


Presenter: George Martin
Unknown: Celine Dion
Unknown: Paul McCartney

: Carry On England

Comedy starring
Kenneth Connor
Windsor Davies
The new captain of an experimental mixed sex anti-aircraft battery is determined to keep the men and women apart. Butjusttrytelling the unit members ...
Director Gerald Thomas (1976, PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-76 *


Director: Gerald Thomas
Captain S Melly: Kenneth Connor
Sergeant Major Tiger Bloomer: Windsor Davies
Sergeant Len Able: Patrick Mower
Sergeant Tilly Willing: Judy Geeson
Bombardier Ready: Jack Douglas

: Blue City

Revenge thriller starring
Judd Nelson , Ally Sheedy
Young drifter Billy Turner returns to his home town after a five year absence, and is shocked to discover his father has been murdered.
Director Michelle Manning (1986. 18)
♦ See Films: pages 43-76 **
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Judd Nelson
Unknown: Billy Turner
Director: Michelle Manning
Billy Turner: Judd Nelson
Annie Rayford: Ally Sheedy
Joey Rayford: David Caruso
Luther Reynolds: Paul Winfield

: BBC News 24

BBCl joins the continuous-news station through the night.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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