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: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday at 5.05pm on BBC1. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Thunderbirds

Pit of Peril. A transporter must be saved from a flaming pit. Rpt

: Crawshaw Paints on Holiday

Art tuition with Alwyn Crawshaw.

: The Way of the Lakes

in the last in the series, Tony Warburton enjoy satrip down Ullswater. Rpt.


Unknown: Tony Warburton

: Children's BBC: Playdays - The Playground Stop



Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: Son of Lassie

Canine drama starring
When Laddie is trapped with his masterin Nazi-occupied Norway, the "og proves he has inherited his mother's courage. With Donald Crisp.
Directors Sylvan Simon (1945) * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Donald Crisp.
Directors: Sylvan Simon

: Secret Gardens

Alan Titchmarsh visits Brantwood, in the Lake District..................................


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: See Hear!

A special seasonal report from the Holy Land. Signed and subtitled.
Shown Sunday at 10.00am on BBC 1 Stereo..

: Children's BBC: Fingermouse


Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: Burt Lancaster in Trapeze

The season continues with this drama, also starring Tony Curtis
Gina Lollobrigida
Tino Orsini , a brash young trapeze artist, comes to Cirque Bouglione with one ambition - to learn the dangerous aerial triple somersault from old "master" Mike Ribble. But tensions arise when both men fall in love with the same woman. With Katy Jurado and Thomas Gomez. The Flame and the Arrow is on Thursday at 6.00pm
DirectorCarol Reed (1956)


Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Gina Lollobrigida
Unknown: Tino Orsini
Unknown: Cirque Bouglione
Unknown: Mike Ribble.
Unknown: Katy Jurado
Unknown: Thomas Gomez.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Show Jumping
A review of the last five days at Olympia.

: Today's the Day

The last quarter-final of the news quiz with Martyn Lewis. QUIZCALL: [number removed]. Calls cost 39p perminute cheap rate, 49p at all other times


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: From the Edge

The series for disabled people ends with a Christmas special. Disabled adults recall their seasonal childhood nightmares and theA-Z of Disability continues with X Is for Xmas Presents. Stereo subtmed

: Esther

Discussion Show. Stereo ...................

: Catchword

Three more contestants face a test of theirwitsandtheirword power.
Presented by Paul Coia.


Presented By: Paul Coia.

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Twas the Night before the Christening Surprised by the expensive gifts that the Banks's family bought for baby
Nicky's christening on Christmas Eve, Will foolishly promises to provide a live performance by the group Boyz II Men. With Will Smith and James Avery.


Unknown: James Avery.

: Heartbreak High

More teenage drama with the students and teachers at a Sydney high school. Rose's obsession with Mr North causes problems in his relationship with Christina. Jodie is pressurised by Nick into spending more time alone with him. With Alex Dimitriades , Abi Tucker and Sarah Lambert.


Unknown: Mr North
Unknown: Christina. Jodie
Unknown: Alex Dimitriades
Unknown: Abi Tucker
Unknown: Sarah Lambert.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies

Nun Rabbi Nun. Mixed marriages can work! This is the story of a love that dare not speak its name - that of nun for rabbi. In the last programme of the surreal comedy series, the world is taught to sing in perfect harmony - for 10 minutes.
Producer Jamie Rix ; Executive producers Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner


Producer: Jamie Rix
Producers: Jon Thoday
Producers: Richard Allen-Turner

: Animation Now

: Open Space: Look Back in Anger

The last programme in the series profiles Sheila McKecknie as she leaves Shelter, the national campaign for the homeless, after ten years as director. She recalls her unrelenting attack on successive governments, not so much for their housing policy as for the absence of one.
"Instead of co-ordinated policies to ensure that everybody has a home, we have seen a narrow-minded obsession with home ownership and a series of short-term fig leaf initiatives which obscure the consequences." Throughout her time, Sheila McKecknie has made sure that the big issue of homelessness remained high on the public agenda; true to form, she uses her last television appearance as Director of Shelter to keep it there.
If you would like to suggest a programme idea, please write to: Open Space, [address removed]


Presenter: Sheila McKecknie
Producer: Gavin Dutton
Series Producer: Sue Davidson

: Picture This

The series that offers surprising glimpses into individual lives ends with a short film about a small muscle with a big personality - the tongue.
Tongue-Twister. When he was 10 years old, Thomas [text removed]'s speech was unintelligible and his phone calls to his grandfather needed an interpreter. Now, thanks to a revolutionary technique, he can speak clearly. By followingthe progress of his treatment, some of the mysteries and magic of that centre of sensuality are revealed - from taste, touch and songto its vital importance as a tool for entertainment in the hands (quite literally) of mime artist Kevin Brooking.
Director Peter Simpson ; Editor Peter Symes


Unknown: Thomas [text removed]
Artist: Kevin Brooking.
Director: Peter Simpson
Editor: Peter Symes

: The Food and Drink Christmas Quiz

Special celebrity guests
Helen Atkinson-Wood ,
Sandi Toksvig and chef Brian Turnerjoin the annual competition with Michael Barry , Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke. Including some delicious ideas for simple and speedy starters. Presented by Chris Kelly. See today's choices.
Director Linda Nash ; Producers Alison Field and TimHincks Stereo PROGRAMME RECIPES: available in BBC Good Food Magazine and Ceefax page 618. * See food: page 30


Unknown: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Brian Turnerjoin
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Oz Clarke.
Presented By: Chris Kelly.
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field

: Promised a Miracle

Drama based on a true story, starring Rosanna Arquette
Judge Reinhold California couple Lucky and Larry Parker decided, in 1973, to stop administering insulin to their diabetic son Wesley, and to put theirfaith in God. But that simple faith was to become a destructive obsession.
Director Stephen Gyllenhaal (1988) ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Rosanna Arquette
Unknown: Judge Reinhold
Unknown: Larry Parker
Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Lucky Parker: Rosanna Arquette
Larry Parker: Judge Reinhold
Michael Elliott: Tom Bower
Wesley Parker: Von Niribisi
Beth: Robin Pearson Rose
Pastor Evans: John Vickery
Donald Clark: Gary Bayer

: Newsnight


: The Last Embrace

Thriller starring
RoyScheider Janet Margolin
After his wife is assassinated, government agent Harry Hannan has a breakdown and loses his job. He gets involved with a murder, believing someone is trying to kill him too.
Commuters........... MANDY PATINKIN. MAX WRIGHT
Director Jonathan Demme (1979) .........


Unknown: Royscheider Janet Margolin
Unknown: Harry Hannan
Unknown: Mandy Patinkin.
Unknown: Max Wright
Director: Jonathan Demme
Harry Hannan: Roy Scheider
Ellie Fabian: Janet Margolin
Richard Peabody: John Glover
Sam Urdell: Sam Levene
Dave Quittle: Charles Napier
Eckart: Christopher Walken
DrCoopersmith: Jacqueline Brookes
Rabbi Drexel: David Margulies
Bernie Meckler: Andrew Duncan
Adrian: Marcia Rodd
Rabbi Jacobs: Lou Gilbert

: Weatherview.

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