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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Unknown Guest

A murder mystery about a man accused of double murder. With Victor
Jory and Pamela Blake. Network TV premiere. Director Kurt Neumann
• FILMS: pages 55-64


Unknown: Pamela Blake.
Director: Kurt Neumann

: Victoria the Great

The majestic tale of the reign of Queen Victoria.
With Anna Neagle , Anton Walbrook and Walter Rilla.
Producer/Director Herbert Wilcox
(Slack and white with colour sequence) • FILMS: pages 55-64


Unknown: Anna Neagle
Unknown: Anton Walbrook
Unknown: Walter Rilla.
Director: Herbert Wilcox

: Antiques Roadshow

Behind the scenes as the show visits Ventnor.

: Discoveries Underwater

The sunken pirate city of Port Royal, Jamaica.

: The Adventures of Spot

Cartoon fun.

: What's Inside?

For younger viewers.

: Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery

A guide to noodles. (Rpt)


Cook/presenter: Ken Hom

: News; Weather

Followed by Called Up
People's impressions of National Service. (Rpt;

: Christmas Crackers

Children reveal what they want for Christmas.

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. • STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Show Jumping

From the Grand Hall, Olympia.

: Behind the Headlines

With Jeffrey Archer and Tony Banks , MP. (Repeatedat 12.15am)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Tony Banks

: Food and Drink Christmas Special

(Shownon Tuesday at 8.30pm) • STEREO

: The Half Breed

Robert Young
When the Apaches revolt, two men act to prevent a massacre.
Director Stuart Gilmore ● FILMS: pages 55-64


Director: Stuart Gilmore
Dan Craig: Robert Young
Helen: Janis Carter
Charlie Wolf: Jack Beutel

: First Sight

Heart Children
Eighteen months ago an award-winning First Sight programme followed the case of Alexander [text removed] , born with a rare heart defect.
Antonia Higgs reports on his progress and the problems of other such children.
Producer Peter Lowe


Unknown: Alexander Kingsley
Unknown: Antonia Higgs
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Not the Nuclear Family

The last of four profiles.
I Hear the Silence When I Close the Door. 81-year-old
David Porter from East Belfast talks about the loneliness facing the old as children leave home.
(Public Eye Special debate on the nuclear family, tomorrow af 8.00pm)


Unknown: David Porter

: The Victorian Flower Garden

The series concludes with the staging of a grand Victorian musical evening. With Peter Thoday and Harry Dodson. Producer Keith Sheather STEREO


Unknown: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson.
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson takes an exclusive drive in the first new
Bentley for 40 years. And at the other end of the scale,
Quentin Willson offers some advice on buying a car for just £1,000. Producer Jon Bentley
Exective producer Dennis Adams 0 CAR LINE: ring [number removed]78 for information on this week's new cartest; and 0[number removed]for information on secondhand cars. Call costs 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p other times.


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Quentin Willson
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Murder Most Horrid

The last in a series of comedy films starring Dawn French
Mrs Hat and Mrs Red. A tale of suburban doppelgangers. Mrs Hat follows a trail that leads to luxury bath oil, geraniums and murder. With Jim Carter.
Written by James Hendrie and Ian Brown Director Bob Spiers
Producer Jon Plowman
A TalkBack production for BBCtv • STEREO


Unknown: Mrs Hat
Unknown: Mrs Red.
Unknown: Mrs Hat
Unknown: Jim Carter.
Written By: James Hendrie
Written By: Ian Brown
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: 40 Minutes

Boobs in Toyland
Born in 1959 and named after her creator's daughter, Barbie is one of the world's most famous teenagers. She's appeared on chat shows, inspired lookalike contests, and been immortalised by Andy Warhol. Strange, since she can't speak and is only one foot tall. And still 500 million
Barbies are oblivious to the burning question: are Barbie's boobs so huge that, brought to life, she'd topple over?
Narrated by Josie Lawrence. Producer Colleen Toomey EditorCaroline Pick


Unknown: Andy Warhol.
Unknown: Josie Lawrence.
Producer: Colleen Toomey

: Small Objects of Desire

A history of everyday objects. This week: the tampon. Producer Kate Broome
Series producer Peter Grimsdale ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Producer: Kate Broome
Producer: Peter Grimsdale

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Ten Commandments

In this final programme in Krzysztof Kieslowski 's acclaimed Dekalog, two brothers are reunited by an unexpected legacy. In Polish with English subtitles.


Unknown: Krzysztof Kieslowski

: Weatherview

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