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: Hallo Spencer

Presented by Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa Forrester. Starting with Comic adventures with a group of wild, zany and adorable puppets. (R)


Presented By: Simon Parkin
Presented By: Andi Peters

: King Rollo

Animation narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Tent Stop, where Humphrey and Wobble Clown join
Trish Cooke , Ricky Diamond and Helen Griffm to tell the story A Little Magic by Karen McCallum. (R)


Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Helen Griffm
Unknown: Karen McCallum.

: Is That a Fact?

A series about legends.
Today: Scotland's St Columba and the Loch Ness Monster. With Alwyne Taylor ,
Dave Benson Phillips and children from the Glenurquhart Primary School, Drumnadrochit.
Producer Peter Chartton (R)
0 COMPETITION: entries to [address removed]


Unknown: Alwyne Taylor
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips
Producer: Peter Chartton

: Pinocchio

Cartoon about a boy puppet.

: Movable Feasts

A children's multi-faith series by Nick Mclvor.
Upwardly Mobile. Michael (Kieran Cunningham ) has ambitious plans and Robert
(Colin Kerrigan ) has problems with the multi-faith festival. With Sayan Akaddas.


Unknown: Nick McLvor.
Unknown: Kieran Cunningham
Unknown: Colin Kerrigan

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon story about pixies in an enchanted forest.

: Corners

What did the first television look like? How do volcanoes erupt? Why does the sea go in and out? With Sophie Aldred ,
Simon Davies and Jo Korna. (R) 0 QUESTIONS: write to Comers, BBCtv. London W12 7RJ.


Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Jo Korna.

: Dungeons and Dragons

Cartoon adventures. Another one of Presto's spells misfires, this time leaving Presto and Uni to search for the others, who are trapped in a giant's castle. (R)

: Blue Peter

Review of the Year
With Yvette Fielding,
John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Defenders of the Earth

Cartoon adventures. His Heinous Highness kidnaps
Flash, clones him and puts him under the Inquisitor.

: The Watch House

A three-part ghost story for children by Robert Westall. 1: Anne, miserable and rebellious, finds herself drawn to the Watch House.


Unknown: Robert Westall.

: Boxpops

What have judges, Hell's
Angels and a dog on a bicycle got in common? Plus music and TV clips.-

: The O-Zone

Music, news, competitions, the stars' tips for the top pop hits and a chance to choose this week's CBBC video.

: Lawrence of Arabia

Peter O'Toole Alec Guinness
Anthony Quinn Jack Hawkins
Omar Sharif
Young Lt Lawrence yearns to escape Cairo, and his chance comes with a mission to contact Prince Feisal, a leader of the Arab revolt against the occupying Turks. But even as his reputation for invincibility grows, self-doubt sets in. Director David Lean 's acclaimed classic is here shown in the restored
Cinemascope version.
Screenplay by Robert Bolt 0 FILMS: pages 51-64 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Young Lt Lawrence
Director: David Lean
Play By: Robert Bolt
Lawrence: Peter O'Toole
Prince Feisal: Alec Guinness
AudaAbu Tayi: Anthony Quinn
General Allenby: Jack Hawkins
Skerif Ali: Omar Sharif
Turkish Bey: Jose Ferrer
Colonel Brighton: Anthony Quayle
Mr Dryden: Claude Rains
Jackson Bentley: Arthur Kennedy
General Murray: Donald Wolfit
Gasin: I S Gohar
Majid: Gamil Ratib
Farraj: Michael Ray
Daud: John Dimech
Tafas: Zia Mohyedoin
Medical officer: Howard Marion Crawford

: Beethoven Symphonies

Symphony No 8 in F, Op 93
Sometimes referred to as the 'little F major', this work seems to look back towards the 18th century, but with typically Beethovenian imagination and wit. Roger Norrington conducts the London Classical Players.
(Symphony No 9 tomorrow at 2.30pm)


Unknown: Roger Norrington

: Cricket: Second Test

Australia v England.
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's . play in Melbourne.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Grand Prix 500

There have been 500 World Championship Grands Prix, with 500 jubilant winners, and more than 10,000 despondent losers. Relive your favourite moments from some 40 years of motor racing and discover a few you didn't know existed. It's all here in a kaleidoscope of colour, action and memories.
A Cheerleader production for BBCtv


Producer: Charles Balchin

: Rugby Special

A Century of Barbarians
Today's special edition is a tribute to the world's most famous rugby club in its centenary year. Presented by Cliff Morgan , the programme includes nostalgic action from the Baa-Baas' greatest matches. Plus, highlights of the Baa-Baas' traditional
Christmas fixture against
Leicester, with commentary from Nigel Starmer-Smith . Introduced by Chris Rea. Director Bob Abrahams
Producer Peter Brown
A fHmNOVA production for BBCtv


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Director: Bob Abrahams
Producer: Peter Brown

: Spaceballs

First showing on network television, starring
Mel Brooks , John Candy
The evil leaders of the planet Spaceball, having foolishly squandered their atmosphere, devise a plan to take every breath of air away from their peaceful neighbour, the planet Druidia. Mel Brooks, director of Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein , crosses mankind's ultimate frontier in this wild comedy.
Producer/Director Mel Brooks
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: John Candy
Unknown: Young Frankenstein
Director: Mel Brooks
President Stroob Yogurt: Mel Brooks
Barf: John Candy
Dark Helmet: Rick Morants
Lone Starr: Bill Pullman
Princess Vespa: Daphne Zuniga
King Roland: Dickvan Patten
Colonel Sandurz: George Wyner
Radar technician: Michael Winslow
Voice of Dot Matrix: Joan Rivers
Dot Matrix: Lorene Yarnell
John Hurt: Himself
Radio operator: Sal Vtscuso
Minister: Ronny Graham
Commanderette Zircon: Leslie Bevis
Voice of Pizza the Hull: Dom Deluise

: Kali - the Lion

The lions of Musiara Marsh in Kenya have to struggle to survive. Once their favoured prey migrate south, food is hard to find. Often the only choice is to tackle large and dangerous quarry. The film follows Kali, her cubs and the other members of the pride through the lean months and up to the return of the zebra and wildebeest.
Directed and photographed by Simon King
Produced and narrated by John King 0 FEATURE: page 47 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Musiara Marsh
Unknown: John King

: Big Sheds

Architecture critic Martin
Pawley looks at the growing number of big sheds being built in Britain. Are they the new architecture for . the future?
Producer Renee Knight


Producer: Renee Knight

: Joyce Grenfell

The last in the series.
The famous comedienne performs on stage, with William Blezard at the piano. Music composed by Richard Ansell and William Blezard.
Joyce Grenfell was
'discovered' by revue creator
Herbert Farjeon when she was 29, while telling a story at a party. (R)


Unknown: William Blezard
Composed By: Richard Ansell
Composed By: William Blezard.
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Herbert Farjeon

: A Life In Pieces

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (Peter Cook ) chooses his 12 Christmas gifts in conversation with Ludovic Kennedy. 5: Gold Rings


Unknown: Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.

: The Man Who Would be King

Starring Sean Connery Michael Caine
1880s: tired of life as disreputable conmen, Dravot and Camehan - former British Army sergeants who have remained in India - plan to venture beyond the north-west frontier into Kurfuristan. There, as the first Europeans since Alexander the Great, they aim to find fame and fortune by setting themselves up as kings in John Huston's superb adaptation of the story by Rudyard Kipling.
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Director: John Huston
From the story by: Rudyard Kipling
Daniel Dravot: Sean Connery
Peachy Carnekan: Michael Came
Rudyard Kipling: Christopher Plummer
Billy Fish: Saeed Jaffrey
Kafu-Selim: Karroum Ben Bouih
District Commissoner: Jack May
Ootah: Doghmi Larh
Roxanne: Shakira Caine
Gkulam: Albert Moses
Sikh soldier: Kimat Singh
Sikh soldier: Gurmuks Singh
Dancer: Yvonne Ocampo
Dancer: Nadia Atbib
Officer: Graham Acres

: Montreux Jazz Festival

Three jazz legends head tonight's bill: Miles Davis , Dizzy Gillespie and the Modem Jazz Quartet. (R)


Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie

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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.

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