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: Champion the Wonder Horse

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. Phone in on 081.[number removed]fora chance to play Maggot Moments. * STEREO
Rebel and Champion help Ricky and Sandy. (Rpt. Black and white)


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Poddington Peas

The Peas wake up on Christmas day to find that Santa hasn't left them any presents.

: Felix the Cat

Animation. Felix outwits the nasty professor.

: Playdays

Today: the Why Bird Stop.

: Smoggies

Arnold the Shark eats a Smoggies garbage can.

: Telling Tales

The story of St Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio, as told by Philip Hawthorn.


Unknown: St Francis
Told By: Philip Hawthorn.

: Orville and Cuddles

Orville and Cuddles try to earn some money to buy a cake.

: Gentle Ben

The Wedloes and aquarium men search for Ben the bear and Marco Polo the dolphin. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Marco Polo

: Bitsa

Recycling ideas with Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe. ● STEREO


Unknown: Caitlin Easterby
Unknown: Simon Pascoe.

: The Wetter, the Better!

Children's splash -hit game show.

: Pingu

Pingu the Penguin is intelligent but rather clumsy.

: The Juggler

Drama set in Quebec.

: Thundercats

Vultureman invents a Super
Power Potion which gives him great magical powers.

: The Prom

Rebecca will never be able to forget her prom night.

: The Thunderbirds

Classic science-fiction series.
Day of Disaster. Internatonal
Rescue help a space probe. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Invaders

The Possessed. David Vincent learns the aliens have been
"programming" people.


Unknown: David Vincent

: To Catch a Thief

Continuing the season of Alfred Hitchcock films, today starring Cary Grant
Ex-jewel thief John Robie 's life of luxurious retirement on his ill-gotten gains is disturbed when he becomes chief suspect in a recent wave of robberies on the French Riviera.
(Notorious is tonight at 1 50pm) 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS, pages 4 1-65


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: John Robie
Unknown: French Riviera.
JohnRobie: Cary Grant
Frances Stevens: Grace Kelly
Mrs Stevens: Jesse Royce Landis
H H Hughson: John Williams
Bertani: Charles Vanel
: Danielle Brigitteauber

: The Maestro and the Diva

The Four Last Songs. A concert performance of The Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss , with Sir Georg Solti conducting the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as soloist, preceded by an introduction to the songs. Director Humphrey Burton Producer Eric Abraham ● STEREO


Songs By: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Director: Humphrey Burton
Producer: Eric Abraham

: Manon des Sources

The Classic French Cinema season concludes with this rural drama starring Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil
In the sequel to Jean de Florette Manon, Jean's daughter, has grown up free and wild in the hills. Ugolin is infatuated with her, but Manon knows many secrets and finds the perfect revenge on the conspirators whose actions contributed to her father's death. In French with English subtitles.
FILMS: pages 41-65


Director: Claude Berri
Le Papet: Yves Montand
Ugolin: Daniel Auteuil
Aimee: Elisabeth Depardieu
Manon: Emmanuelle Beart

: Life with Eliza

Continuing the daily series of comic vignettes detailing the preoccupations of Barry Pain 's fictional Edwardian, starring John Sessions
The Curse of Summer. Ernest is struck by the vast amount of rhubarb in his garden.


Unknown: Barry Pain

: La Cenerentola

Rossini's opera version of the Cinderella fairy tale is an effervescent mixture of comedy, pathos and masquerade, with spectacular fireworks and colourful costumes.
Director Michael Hampe sees the opera as less of a fairy tale and more of a satirical comment on society and human relationships. His production was recorded at the Salzburg
Festival, with Riccardo Chailly conducting the Vienna State Opera Chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Television director ClausViller ● STEREO


Director: Michael Hampe
Unknown: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Philharmonic Orchestra.
Don Ramiro: Francisco Araiza
Dandini: Gino Quilico
Don Magnifico: Walter Berry
Angelina (Cinderella): Ann Murray
Alidoro: Wolfgang Schone
Tisbe: Daphne Evangelatos
Clorinda: Angela Denning

: Funny Business

A Fool's Guide to Movie
Comedy. The last programme in the series tries to find out whether there are any sure-fire rules on how to make a hit comedy movie, from the initial concept through to the starstudded Hollywood premiere. Actor Leslie Nielsen demonstrates his ten golden rules of comedy, as seen in both Airplaneand The Naked Gun. Others offering their tips on what makes cinema-goers laugh include Carl Reiner
(Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid),. Gene Wilder (Blazing
Saddles), and Mike Myers
(Wayne's World). But then, as Leslie Nielsen says, "Only a fool would seek a definition of comedy."
Director Nigel Cole
Series producer Sarah Williams A Tiger production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Carl Reiner
Unknown: Mike Myers
Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Producer: Sarah Williams

: New Season on Two

A preview of the new season of drama starting soon on BBC2.

: The Fabulous Baker Boys

First showing on network television for this comedy-drama, starring Jeff Bridges
Beau Bridges
Michelle Pfeiffer
The Fabulous Baker Boys , a nightclub lounge piano duo, are beginning to fade. Playing
Feelings in empty bars, night after night, is beginning to pall. Then the dazzling Susie
Diamond joins them, and whole new worlds open up - but so do long-suppressed tensions. Pfeiffer shows off her vocal talents by singing a steamy version of Making Whoopee.
Director Steve Kloves


Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer
Unknown: Baker Boys
Director: Steve Kloves
Jack Baker: Jeff Bridges
Frank Baker: Beau Bridges
Susie Diamond: Michelle Pfeiffer
Nina: Ellie Raab
Monica Moran: Jennifer Tilly
Lloyd: Xander Berkeley
Charlie: Dakin Mathews
Vince Nancy: Gregory Itzin
Donna Baker: Wendy Girard

: Notorious

Alfred Hitchcock 's spy thriller from 1946, starring Cary Grant Ingrid Bergman
Willing to go to any lengths to prove her loyalty to the Americans, Alicia Huberman agrees to travel to South
America and become involved with a ruthless Nazi spy, risking her life and her love.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-65


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Alicia Huberman
Devlin: Cary Grant
Alicia Huberman: Ingrid Bergman
Alexander Sebastian: Claude Rains
Paul Prescott: Louis Calhern
Mme Sebastian: Mme Konstantin
Dr Anderson: Reinhold Schunzel
Walter Beardsley: Moroni Olsen
Eric Mathis: Ivan Triesault
: Joseph Alexminotis

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