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: Teletubbies Advent Calendar

Ends 12.10pm
Then The Littlest Pet Shop More cartoon fun.

: Hero Turtles - the Next Mutation

Live-action adventures.

: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

The Quest team are summoned to greet Alice Starseer on her return from space.


Unknown: Alice Starseer

: The Flintstones: The Engagement Ring

A case of mistaken identity puts Barney on the spot.

: The New Adventures of Superman

Lethal Weapon. A demented former convict plans to blow up Metropolis.
With Dean Cain.


Unknown: Dean Cain.

: Live and Kicking

Emma Ledden and Steve Wilson introduce live music from dance outfit Vengaboys and S Club 7, who also announce the winner of the competition to find a viewer to appear in their next television series. Philippa Forrester drops in to talk about the new series of Robot Wars (Fridays 6.45pm, BBC2) and Peter Salmon, Controller BBC1, takes viewers' calls. There's also more mayhem with the Leprechauns, and cartoon fun with Rugrats. See Choice.

For further details: see ceefax p530; Write to: [address removed] or telephone on [number removed](calls taken from 8.30am). E-mail: [address removed] Website: [address removed]
BBC Live and Kicking magazine: available from retailers


Presenter: Emma Ledden
Presenter: Steve Wilson
Guests: Vengaboys
Guests: S Club 7
Guest: Peter Salmon
Guest: Philippa Forrester
Executive Producer: Chris Bellinger
Editor: Angela Sharp

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
12.20 Football Focus Ray Stubbs assesses this weekend's FA
Premiership action and provides updates on Leicester v Arsenal, which kicked off at 11.30am.
1.20,1.50, 2.20 Racing The highIight of today's three-race card from Chepstow is the three- mile Rehearsal Chase (2.30). Other featured races are the 1.30 and the 2.00. Commentary by Jim McGrath, Clare Balding, Richard Pitman, Peter Scudamore.
1.40,4.00 Boxing Action featuring some of Britain's up-and-coming fighters, whose ultimate goal is to emulate the success of the new undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
2.10,2.50 Tennis Second-day coverage from the ATP Seniors Tour of Champions tournament at the Royal Albert Hall in London - an event likely to feature stars such as John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. France's Henri Leconte currently leads the tour standings ahead of Sweden's Mats Wilander. Commentary comes from John Barrett and Mark Cox , with Sue Barker.
2.40 Around the Grounds Latest
Premiership team news.
3.45 Football Half-Times Updates.
4.40 Final Score The day's news and results, plus soccer reports and interviews with key managers. Executive producer Martin Hopkins Executive editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Clare Balding
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore.
Unknown: Lennox Lewis.
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: Jimmy Connors.
Unknown: Henri Leconte
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Sue Barker.
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Allo Allol

The Flying Nun. Rene needs to get a vital message to London. Written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd


Written By: David Croft
Written By: Jeremy Lloyd

: Big Break

Jim Davidson hosts the snooker-based game show.
Tonight's contestants try to win a variety of prizes with the help of professionals Joe Johnson , Mark Williams and Jimmy White. Referee John Virgo ensures fair play.
Director Richard Valentine ; Producer Geoff Miles


Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Joe Johnson
Unknown: Mark Williams
Unknown: Jimmy White.
Unknown: John Virgo
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Geoff Miles

: 2000 to 1

Beginning a new quiz show series that offers one person the chance to take the whole of next year off work. In this first of five heats, 400 contestants are whittled down to one, with the winner going forward to the final on 31 December. Presented by Michael Parkinson and Katy Hill. See Choice.
CONTESTANTS: to be a contestant on the show. call [number removed] (calls cost 60p per minute, maximum call charge £1.20, with all proceeds going to the Children's Promise Appeal). Lines open until 12 noon on 19 December.


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Presenter: Katy Hill
Director: Sue McMahon
Producer: David Taylor

: Red Alert with the National Lottery

Lulu and Terry Alderton present more street games, the weekend lottery draw, and music from Tom Jones and Catatonia's Cerys Matthews , and Boy George.
Director Simon Staffurth ; Producer Jon Rowlands


Unknown: Terry Alderton
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Cerys Matthews
Unknown: Boy George.
Director: Simon Staffurth
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: Casualty: To Have and to Hold

Sean must put aside his feelings for Tina while he studies for his exams.
Written by Sam Wheats
See Choice.

Followed by National Lottery Update


Writer: Sam Wheats
Producer: Rachel Wright
Director: Dominic Lees
Max Gallagher: Robert Gwilym
Sean Maddox: Gerald Kyd
Tina Seabrook: Claire Goose
Adam Osman: Pal Aron
Holly Miles: Sandra Huggett
Finlay Newton: Kwame Kwei Armah
Mel Dyson: Michelle Butterly
Barney Wolfe: Ronnie McCann
Lizzie Burnley: Kathleen Byron
Walter Burnley: Brian Murphy
Philip Burnley: Kim Wall
Sarah Burnley: Alison Sterling
Owen Lewis: Oliver Hoare
Bev Lewis: Melanie Walters
Jonathan Lewis: Grahame Fox
April Spencer: Fiona Bell
Bobo: Garrett Pennery
Steve Willis: David Shimwell
Terry Hollingsworth: Liam Noble
Simon Lister: Kenneth Price
Emma Lister: Sally Hawkins
Beccy Staples: Lesley Anne Garland

: Jonathan Creek: The Eyes of Tiresias

By David Renwick.
An old lady appears to be able to predict death through her dreams.
See Choice.
Together we're magic: page 19


Writer: David Renwick
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Keith Washington
Jonathan Creek: Alan Davies
Maddy Magellan: Caroline Quentin
Audrey Panguitch: Margery Mason
Heidi: Rebecca Front
Delia Masson: Diana Weston
Andre Masson: Terrence Hardiman
Craig Downey: James Gaddas
Gino: Paul Blackthome
Josh: Damien Goodwin
Otto Danzigger: Peter Blake
Becky Phillips: Claire Malcomson
Maid: Alexandra Hogg
Detective Inspector: Nick Hamilton
Security officer: Terry Bird
Camera operator: Stephen Frankham

: Dinnerladies: Trouble

Jean's husband has left her for a dental hygienist.
(Shown last Thursday)

: BBC News and Sport

With Peter Sissons.
Weather with Sarah Wilmshurst


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Sarah Wilmshurst

: Match of the Day

FA Premiership action including highlights from Derby's clash with Leeds. Commentary is by Barry Davies ,
John Motson and Jon Champion , with studio analysis from Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson. Introduced by Gary Lineker. Producer Paul McNamara : Editor Niall Sloane
Repeated tomorrow at 7.45am Alan Hansen on Uverpool: page 56


Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Jon Champion
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson.
Introduced By: Gary Lineker.
Producer: Paul McNamara
Editor: Niall Sloane
Unknown: Alan Hansen

: The Stand-up Show

Tommy Tiernan welcomes Ben Norris , Sean Cullen and Alan Francis to the comedy showcase. Contains swearing. Director Becky Martin ; Producer Karen Rosie
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Tommy Tiernan
Unknown: Ben Norris
Unknown: Sean Cullen
Unknown: Alan Francis
Director: Becky Martin
Producer: Karen Rosie

: Rubdown

Thriller. A baseball star-turned-masseur becomes the chief suspect when one of his clients is found dead.
Director Stuart Cooper (1993, 15) Films: pp 74-78 ***


Director: Stuart Cooper

: Top Of the Pops

Shown yesterday

: BBC News 24

Ends 6.15am

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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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