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: The Flintstones

A Flintstones Family Christmas. Fred's festive plans are scuppered by Father Christmas. Repeat

: Eek! the Cat

Cartoon. Repeat

: The Wizard of Oz

Animation based on the classic feature film.

: Hero Turtles-the Next Mutation

Action with the teenage turtles. Repeat.

: The New Adventures of Superman

Chiof Steel. When a martial artist with mystical powers carries out a string of robberies, Clark and Lois are led to a confrontation. Repeat

: Live and Kicking

Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston are joined for a chat by actor Brian Blessed, Kirsten O'Brien of CCTV and the Krazees. There's music from the Spice Girls, performing their new single Goodbye, and Boyzone with their hit I Love the Way You Love Me.
There's also comedy from Kenan and Kel, the leprechauns and Mr Blobby. There are more Rugrats cartoon adventures, plus videos and a plethora of seasonal surprises.
Executive producer Chris Bellinger
Editor Angela Sharp ........................
FOR FURTHER DETAILS: see Ceefax page 530: write to: Live and Kicking, [address removed] or telephone on [number removed] (calls will be taken from 8.30am). E-mail: [email address removed] Website: [web address removed]
Call the competition line on [number removed] (calls cost 25p: ask permission from the person who pays the bill before ringing).
See Family: page 11


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Brian Blessed
Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien
Unknown: Mr Blobby.
Producer: Chris Bellinger
Editor: Angela Sharp

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
12.20 Football Focus Gary Lineker previews the Christmas Premiership programme, including two London derbies - Chelsea Tottenham Hotspurthis afternoon and Arsenal vWest Ham United on Boxing Day.
1.20 Speed Skating Highlights of the British Short Track championships from Guildford. ReporterPaul Dickenson.
1.30,2.05,2.40 Racing From Ascot, coverage of the 1.40, 2.15 and, at 2.50, the day's big race, the Betterware Cup. Commentary from Jim McGrath , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
1.50 Skiing Thethirdeventofthemen's downhill World Cup season from
Val Gardena in Italy, featuring rivals Andreas Schiffererfrom Austria and Germany's
Herman Maier. Julian Tutt commentates.
2.30 Around the Grounds Pre-match team rundowns from football grounds.
3.05,4.00 Show Jumping Coverage of the British qualifying round of the World
Cup, featuring Britain's World Equestrian Games bronze medal-winning quartet of Geoff Billington , Di Lampard , Nick Skelton and John Whitaker. Commentary Stephen Hadley , Michael Tucker and Clare Balding.
3.45 Football Half-Times
4.40 Final Score
Executive producer Martin Hopkins : Editor Carl Hicks Digital widescreen
Videopluscodesfor 12.15-5.15 .......
12.15-3.05 (not PDC)


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Reporter: Paul Dickenson.
Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter Scudamore.
Unknown: Val Gardena
Unknown: Herman Maier.
Unknown: Julian Tutt
Unknown: Geoff Billington
Unknown: Di Lampard
Unknown: Nick Skelton
Unknown: John Whitaker.
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Carl Hicks

: 'Allo'Allo!

Herr Flick 's Revenge. TheColonel.
Captain and Rene are captured by the Gestapo and led to the chateau dungeons. Repeat


Unknown: Herr Flick

: Jim Davidson's Generation Game

A festive edition of the light-hearted family game show, including a challenge to shape Santa and Rudolph figures using fondant.
This year's Generation Game pantomime features actor Brian Blessed, pianist Bobby Crush and comic Roger Kitter. Hosted by Jim Davidson, with assistant Melanie Stace.

(Digital widescreen)


Presenter: Jim Davidson
Assistant: Melanie Stace
Guest: Brian Blessed
Guest: Bobby Crush
Guest: Roger Kitter
Director: Simon Staffurth
Producer: Sue Andrew

: Noel's House Party

More entertainment from the House of Fun. hosted by Noel Edmonds. Another viewer is caught unawares by the NTV cameras, while an unwitting celebrity receives a Gotcha. Ph ibber and Waffle chat to youngsters in My Little Friend, anothertop goalkeeper is under fire in Sofa Soccer and two party animals enjoythe spotlight.
Director Penny Ewing; Producer Philip Kampff Digital widescreen


Unknown: Noel Edmonds.

: National Lottery Draw

Dale Winton hosts the weekend bonanza, with musical guests including Touched. Rick Adams visits another lottery winner.
Director Tony Gregory ; Producer Simon London Digital widescreen


Unknown: Dale Winton
Unknown: Rick Adams
Director: Tony Gregory

: Casualty: Miracle on Casualty

Christmas spells trouble for one little girl and three professors, while the Holby staff welcome a new arrival.
See today's choices.
Written by Tony McHale
(Digital widescreen)
See Drama: page 7

Then National Lottery Update

[Photo caption] Snow business: the staff of Holby City enjoy the party atmosphere in Casualty

Casualty 8.05pm BBC1
The first of two episodes over the Christmas period (the second is on next Saturday) finds Holby A&E in a party mood - at least they will be, if Sonny manages to book a band and sort out a certain Mr B Alloon, who's floating around one of the cubicles.
There are plenty of seasonal malady storylines - including the Christmas pub quiz that, far from spreading peace and goodwill to all men, ends in a huge punch-up. However, the centrepiece is the hospital's annual party, where the usual seasonal smooching (and drinking) is taking place. Josh is certainly the worse for wear, Sam is drowning his sorrows over Lee, and Mark has a grin more suited to a Cheshire cat. But why are Christmas babies never born in a hospital bed?


Writer: Tony McHale
Producer: Johnathan Young
Director: Michael Owen Morris
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Josh Griffiths: Ian Bleasdale
Lisa Duffin: Cathy Shipton
Sam Colloby: Jonathan Kerrigan
George Woodman: Rebecca Lacey
Mark Grace: Paterson Joseph
Tina Seabrook: Claire Goose
Sunny Sunderland: Vincenzo Pellegrino
Amy Howard: Rebecca Wheatley
Penny Hutchens: Donna Alexander
Max Gallagher: Robert Gwilym
Sean Maddox: Gerald Kyd
Chloe Hill: Jan Anderson
Adam Osman: Pal Aron
PC Garratt: Ian Kershaw
Nick Jordan: Michael French
Julie Rtzjohn: Nicola Stephenson
Alan Dunn: Stephen Moore
Vivian House: Ram John Holder
Jenny: Emma Tate
Lesley: Sandra James-Young
Paula: Katy Secombe
Ruth O'Hara: Emma Cunningham
James O'Hara: Richard Huw
Tom Logan: Desmond McNamara
Elsie: Judith Davis
Roy: Giles Ward
Harry: Stephen Ullathorne
Gabby: Eleanor Ogbourne

: The Vicar of Dibley

Love and Marriage. Geraldineis busy preparing for Alice and Hugo's wedding, but is rocked by Alice's revelation, and by her meeting with David's brother.
Written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer : Director Dewi Humphreys Producers Jon Plowman and Sue Vertue


Written By: Richard Curtis
Written By: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producers: Jon Plowman
Producers: Sue Vertue
Geraldine Grainger: Dawn French
David Horton: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Horton: James Fleet
Alice Tinker: Emma Chambers
Frank Pickle: John Bluthal
Jim Trott: Trevor Peacock
Owen Newitt: Roger Lloyd Pack
Simon Horton: Clive Mantle

: Winton's Wonderland

Accompanied by guests including Jimmy Nail, Jimmy Tarbuck and Barbara Windsor, Dale Winton embarks on a nostalgic voyage through the last three decades of festive music, celebrities and commercials. Musical memories include the Drifters and the Human League.
Director Geoff Miles ; Producer John Beazley. Digital widescreen.

: News and Sport

With Peter Sissons. Weather
PeterCockroft Subtitled ..


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: Match of the Day

Highlights of three of today's Premiership clashes, plus a roundup of the day's other top-flight goals. Commentary by Barry Davies , Jon Champion and Tony Gubba. Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Trevor Brooking and Mark Lawrenson. Producer Paul McNamara ; Editor Niall Sloane Repeated tomorrow at 7.20am
Digital widescreen Subtitled . BBC MATCH OF THE DAY MAGAZINE: available monthly
♦ See Alan Hansen : page 38


Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Jon Champion
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson.
Producer: Paul McNamara
Editor: Niall Sloane
Unknown: Alan Hansen

: Clive Anderson All Talk

The last in the chat series.
Shown last Thursday
Digital widescreen Subtitled ....

: Funeral in Berlin

Spy drama starring Michael Caine.
British intelligence receives news that a Russian counterpart is keen to defect to the west. Harry Palmer is sent to Berlin to meet him, but an Israeli agent complicates matters.
Director Guy Hamilton (1966, PG)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79 ***


Director: Guy Hamilton
Harry Palmer: Michael Caine
Samantha Steel: Eva Renzi
Johnny Vulkan: Paul Hubschmid
Colonel Stok: Oscar Homolka
Ross: Guy Doleman

: Top of the Pops

Shown yesterday
Followed by Weather

: BBC News 24

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