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: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Film. Comedy starring Pee-Wee Herman. For details see page 79.

: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Weird Night concludes with this comedy starring
Pee-Wee Herman
The best bike in the world has been
Stolen and owner Pee-Wee is prepared to endure anything to get it back. With Elizabeth Daily and Mark Holton.
DirectorTim Burton (1985) Subtitled ...........
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Mark Holton.

: Children's BBC

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.

Blinky Bill
Animated adventures of the koala bear.


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Wishing

Live action and animation.
Becky helps a worm. Stereo ...........

: Playdays

The Tent Stop.

: Moomin


: The Legend of Prince Valiant

The Flute. Cartoon adventures.

: Stone Protectors


: TimeBusters

A Bristol team joins the time-travelling game

: Grange Hill

School drama from
1983. Roland has been pushed too far.
Written by David Angus Rpt


Written By: David Angus Rpt

: The Boot Street Band

The comedy drama ends with a school exchange. Shown last Thursday on BBC 1

: Artrageous

The last show of the comedy art series features the varied life of Leonardo da Vinci , and an Egyptian tomb in an attic. With Tyler Butterworth , Joanne Heywood and Howard Lew Lewis.


Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci
Unknown: Tyler Butterworth
Unknown: Joanne Heywood
Unknown: Howard Lew Lewis.

: The O Zone

The music show joins Erasure in Paris as they film videos for "Always" and "Run to the Sun".


Guests: Erasure

: Quantum Leap

A Little Miracle. Christmas Eve 1962: millionaire financier Michael Blake is persuaded to change his wicked ways.


Unknown: Michael Blake

: Snowy River: the McGregor Saga

Patterson's Ridge turns against Luke.

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south east.
Presented by Michael Hastings.
(Regional Programme)


Presenter: Michael Hastings

: Calamity Jane

Beginning a season of classic
50s musicals starring
Doris Day , Howard Keel
Spirited cowgirl Calamity Jane brings a glamorous singing starto the Deadwood saloon, who turns out to be a rival in love. Songs include the Oscar-winning Secret Love. With Allyn McLerie and Philip Carey. The Band Wagon is on Thursday 22 December at
1.10pm; Director David Butler (1953)


Unknown: Doris Day
Unknown: Allyn McLerie
Unknown: Philip Carey.
Director: David Butler

: Show Jumping

The fourth of five days of coverage from the Grand Hall at London's Olympia.
Hosted by David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: Ski Sunday

The first women's downhill of the season, from the Swiss resort ofVeysonnaz.
Presented by Julian Tutt. ..............


Presented By: Julian Tutt.

: Rugby Special

Highlights from the fourth round of the Pilkington Cup. Formerwinners Harlequins face Second Division
Saracens, while Newcastle Gosforth take on Wasps. Plus a roundup of the other ties and action from the Swalec
Cup in Wales. With John Inverdale.
Editor Gerard Lane Stereo ...............


Unknown: John Inverdale.
Editor: Gerard Lane Stereo

: The Cat Show

From Olympia, the National Cat Club's 98th Annual Show, culminating in the award to National Cat of the Year.
Presented by Jessica Holm.
Producer Joy Corbett


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: The Money Programme: Body Shop - Battle for the Bubble Bath

Anita Roddick, British business heroine and champion of environmental causes, has had better years than 1994. Share prices in her company have been falling and detrimental accusations have been flying.
Talking about this for the first time on television, she tells reporter Jane Robins about the pressures of the past year and how her empire intends to fend off increasing numbers of competitors targeting the same market.

Transcript: for a transcript of this programme, price £20.00, please write to BBC, [address removed] (telephone [number removed])


Reporter: Jane Robins
Interviewee: Anita Roddick
Producer: Janet Jones
Editor: Jane Ellison

: From A to B - Tales of Modern Motoring

The final portrait of the British and theircars.
5: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. A family can fall out about many things and the choice of the car ranks high on the list. Gus and Sheila's children, for example, longfora four-wheel drive, while
Yvonne and Vaughn find their offspring taking issue with the family Volvo.
Director Lucy Blakstad ; Series producer
Nicholas Barker


Director: Lucy Blakstad
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Video Nation Weekly

People throughout the British Isles use camcorders to record personal reviews of the past week's events.
Amongthe contributors preparingfor the Christmas season in the last show of the series are a corporal in the army and a househusband looking aftertwo sets of identical twin boys. Producer Marina Michaelides
Executive producer Bob Long ...............


Producer: Marina Michaelides
Producer: Bob Long

: Timewatch

Typhoid Mary
The last programme in this series tells the story of the woman judged to be such a dangerto public health that she was incarcerated by the city of New York for 23 years.
In the winter of 1906, Dr George Soper was summoned to Oyster Bay, Long Island, to investigate a mystery. Why had typhoid fever broken out in the house of a rich New York banker? He uncovered an extraordinary trail of sickness and death left by roving Irish cook Mary Mallon.
Two of the people who met Typhoid
Mary in her isolation hospital speakfor the first time about their mysterious friend. Her story quickly became a medical legend which still has resonance today. Faced with an Aids epidemic, does the state have a right to lock up people for the good of society? Producer Jonathan Gili ; Editor Laurence Rees


Unknown: Dr George Soper
Unknown: Mary Mallon.
Producer: Jonathan Gili
Editor: Laurence Rees

: World Cup Hellas

This summer's soccer World Cup was confidently expected to be a highlight of Greek sporting history. The nation watched in horror as it turned into a nightmare. Goals against 20; points none. Kevin Allen follows the misfortunes of the worst team in the competition and their increasingly forlorn manager. See today's choices.
Producers Kevin Allen and Stephane P Gripari; Executive producer Giles Oakley Stereo.


Unknown: Kevin Allen
Producers: Kevin Allen
Producer: Giles Oakley

: Frankie and Johnny

Concluding the short season of films featuring leading lady Michelle Pfeiffer is the first showing on network television for this romantic comedy, also starring
Al Pacino , Hector Elizondo
Johnny, recently released from prison, takes a job at the local diner as a short-order chef. There he falls for Frankie, a waitress and a loner. She doesn't believe that love guarantees happiness, but Johnny has chosen this woman and this moment to take a stand against loneliness.
Director Garry Marshall (1991)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Director: Garry Marshall
Frankie: Michelle Pfeiffer
Johnny: Al Pacino
Nick: Hector Elizondo
Cora: Kat Enelligan
Tim: Nathan Lane
Nedda: Jane Morris
Tino: Greg Lewis
Luther: Al Fann
Peter: Glenn Plummer
Bobby: Sean O'Bryan
Jorge: Fernando Lopez
Artemis: Ele Keats

: Bagdad Cafe

Comedy fantasy starring Marianne Sagebrecht C.C.H. Pounder, Jack Palance
After a row with her husband, a large German tourist is stranded at a run-down motel in the wilds of Arizona.
Overcoming her distaste for the dust and the coffee, Jasmin discovers a new life with the motley dropouts who frequent the Bagdad Cafe.
(1987) (Subtitled)


Director: Percy Adlon
Jasmin Munchgstettner: Marianne Sagebrecht
Brenda: C.C.H. Pounder
Rudi Cox: Jack Palance
Debby: Christine Kauffman
Phyllis: Monica Calhoun
Sal Junior: Darron Flagg
Cahuenga: George Aquilar
Sal: G. Smokey Campbell
Munchgstettner: Hans Stadlbauer
Eric: Alan S. Craig

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