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Regional News; Weather

: Poddington Peas

7.10 Animation Repeat
2853219 7.15Teletubbies Shown yesterday at
9.50am Stereo 2842528 7.40 The Busy World of Richard Scarry Animation. Repeat 8262561 8.05 Casper Classics Cartoonfun. Subtitled 6497306 &30 The Real Adventures of JonnyQuest Jonny is trapped underwater. Repeat 9997621 8.55 Newsround 97 Shown yesterday at 5.05pm Stereo
9.30 Sweet Valley High Teenagedrama. RepeatStereo 1125696 9.50Teletubbies
Laa Laa sings a song. Repeated tomorrow at


Unknown: Richard Scarry

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Nutcracker Prince

Children's animated version of the classic story, set to Tchaikovsky's music. Featuring the voices of Peter O'Toole and Kiefer Sutherland
On Christmas night 11-year-old Clara discovers that all the toy soldiers come alive and is transported to a magical land.
Director Paul Schibli (1990, U)
♦ See Films: pages 43-76 **


Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Kiefer Sutherland
Director: Paul Schibli

: Cartoon

: Keeping Up Appearances

Richard's excess of Christmas spirit threatens Hyacinth's plans forthe vicar's party. With Patricia Routledge
Written by Roy Clarke Repeat


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Written By: Roy Clarke

: Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge, with guests
Coronation Street's Gaynor Faye and Ian Mercer.


Unknown: Gaynor Faye
Unknown: Ian Mercer.

: News and Weather subtmea

Regional News

: Neighbours

Toadie'smoneymaking plans prove costly. Repeated at 5.05pm Stereo

: Cartoons

: Bugsy Malone

Spoof gangster musical starring
Scott Baio. Jodie Foster
New York, 1929. Gangster Fat Sam's operations are being "splurged" by Dandy Dan 's new weapon. To thwart his foe, Sam enlists the help of Bugsy Malone.
Director Alan Parker (1976. U)
♦ See Films: pages 43-76


Unknown: Scott Baio.
Unknown: Jodie Foster
Unknown: Dandy Dan
Unknown: Bugsy Malone.
Director: Alan Parker

: Back to the Future Part III

Third of the blockbuster comedy adventures, starring Michael J Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Trapped in 1955, Marty McFly needs help again to get back to the future. However, to do that he must travel through time to the wild west of 1885, where "Doc" Emmett Brown's future is threatened by gunslinger Buford Tannen.
Director Robert Zemeckis (1990, PG)
See Films: pages 43-76


Director: Robert Zemeckis
Marty McFly: Michael J Fox
Seamus McFly: Michael J Fox
Doc Emmett Brown: Christopher Lloyd
Clara Clayton: Mary Steenburgen
Buford Mad Dog Tannen: Thomas Fwilson
Maggie McFly: Lea Thompson
Lorraine McFly: Lea Thompson

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.15pm Stereo Subtitled ..

: Regional news magazine

For details see Monday 22 December .....

: K-9

' Crime comedy starring
James Belushi
Tom Dooley is a crazy cop who isjust one step away from nailing the drugs bust of his life. His only problem is that no one will work with him -except for an alsatian police dog with the best nose in the business.
Director Rod Daniel (1989, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 43-76


Unknown: James Belushi
Unknown: Tom Dooley
Director: Rod Daniel
Thomas Dooley: James Belushi
Tracy: Mel Harris
Lyman: Kevin Tighe
Lt Brannigan: Ed O'Neill
Lt Byers: James Handy

: The Wildlife Specials: Wolf

Wolf. David Attenborough presents the last in the series of programmes celebrating 40 years of the BBC Natural History Unit.
From caring for newborn pups in the extreme cold of the high Arctic to scavenging for scraps in a Romanian suburb: tonight's film reveals the true nature of the wolf.
See today's choices.


Presenter: David Attenborough
Producer: Mike Salisbury

: News

With Nicholas Witchell. Subtitled Regional News; Weather
Bill Giles


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: National Lottery Draw

Tonight's winning numbers, introduced by Carol Vorderman.


Introduced By: Carol Vorderman.

: Cold Enough for Snow

Jack Rosenthal's bittersweet sequel to last year's Eskimo Day, about parents' sense of loss as their children grow up.
The Whittles from Blackburn and the Lloyds from Cheltenham are on tenterhooks about A-level results. But when Neil Whittle and Pippa Lloyd go off to university, each of the parents faces their own personal crisis. See today's choices.
See Drama: page 8
Followed by National Lottery Update


Writer: Jack Rosenthal
Producer: Ann Scott
Director: Piers Haggard
Shani: Maureen Lipman
Bevis: David Ross
Hugh: Tom Wilkinson
Harriet: Anna Carteret
Pippa: Laura Howard
Neil: Benedict Sandiford
Gordon Callow: Nicholas Le Prevost
Samantha Bodley: Cheryl Ferguson
Pete: Alan Igbon
Terry: Richard Lloyd
Mr Pickles: Eamon Boland
Lecturer: Christopher Godwin
Postman: Roger Delves-Broughton
Heather: Jane Wood
Secretary: Pamela Miles
Carmella: Sonya Leite
Betty: Jacqueline Morgan
Tony Gregg: Tam Williams
Homesick girl: Beth Winslet
Gypsy: Jean Stevens
Shuttleworth: Chris Hoyle
Woman customer: Hilda Braid
Male customer: Mike Savage
Academic: John Walters

: The Unique Dave Allen

The Irish comedian introduces the first of six compilations of classic jokes and sketches, looking at the frustrations of the festive season. See today's choices. Producers Sue Andrew and Dave Morley


Unknown: Dave Morley

: The End of the Year Show with Angus Deayton

Angus Deayton presents an irreverent review of the year and, invites viewers to ring in the new year with a host of celebrity guests and the best music of 1997. See today's choices. Producer Vincent Beasley ; Executive producer Caroline Wright Stereo. * See Comedy: page 5; and Angus Deayton : People, page 17


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Producer: Vincent Beasley
Producer: Caroline Wright
Producer: Angus Deayton

: Happy New Year

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Dr George Carey , reflects on the past year and looks forward to 1998.
Repeated tomorrow at 11.10am on BBC2 ProducerChrisLoughlin


Unknown: Dr George Carey

: Hogmanay Live

From the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle, Carol Smillie and Dougie Vipond host a traditional
Scottish ceilidh to welcome in the new year. Guests include
Capercaillie, singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean , fiddler Aly Bain and the Northbeat Reel


Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Dougie Vipond
Singer-Songwriter: Dougie MacLean
Unknown: Aly Bain

: Carry On at Your Convenience

Comedy starring
Sid James
Kenneth Williams
A slapstick series of disasters ensues when shop steward Vic Spanner leads the workers at the factory of toilet makers WC Boggs out on strike.
Director Gerald Thomas (1971, PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-76 **
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Sid James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Vic Spanner
Director: Gerald Thomas
Sid Plummer: Sid James
WC Boggs: Kenneth Williams
Charles Coote: Charles Hawtrey
Chloe Moore: Joan Sims
Beattie Plummer: Hattie Jacques
Bernie HuIke: Bernard Bresslaw

: BBC News 24

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

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