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: Children's BBC: Take Two

Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 4.35pm. (Stereo)

: Breakfast News

With Signing.

: Thunderbirds

City of Fire. A 350-floor building becomes an inferno. Rpt

: Road to Singapore

Comedy starring
Bing Crosby , Bob Hope
Dorothy Lamour
Playboy Josh escapes from his father and fiancee and travels with his pal Ace to Singapore, where he encounters the beautiful Mima. With Charles Coburn , Judith Barrett and Anthony Quinn.
Director Victor Schertzinger (1940) B/W .. * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Unknown: Playboy Josh
Unknown: Charles Coburn
Unknown: Judith Barrett
Unknown: Anthony Quinn.
Director: Victor Schertzinger

: The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

Musical fantasy starring
Laurence Harvey
Karl Boehm , Claire Bloom
In 19th-century Bavaria, the Grimm brothers are asked to write the biography of a duke but instead spend most of their time dreaming up fairy stories. With Walter Slezak , Barbara Eden , Russ Tamblyn and OscarHomolka.
Directors Henry Levin and George Pal ( 1 962) ....


Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Karl Boehm
Unknown: Walter Slezak
Unknown: Barbara Eden
Unknown: Russ Tamblyn
Directors: Henry Levin

: The Rich Tradition

Food from Sweden

: Children's BBC: Fingermouse


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: A Week to Remember

Pathe news from 40 years ago this week.

: Making Tracks

Last of the series for railway enthusiasts.

: Songs of Praise

From Yorkshire. Revised rpt of Sunday 18at
6.2OpmonBBCl Stereo Subtitled .......

: Next

The series about people over 50, with Marti Caine. Today, a 58-year-old nurse makes a pop record.


Unknown: Marti Caine.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Bashkaus: Hard Labour in Siberia
A team of American rafters and kayakers become the first foreigners to challenge the terrifying Class V gorge of the Bashkaus River in Siberia.............

: Today's the Day

Martyn Lewis presents the first semi-final of the news quiz. Stereo .......................


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Festive cookery challenge. Presented byFernBritton. Stereo .......................... PROGRAMME RECIPES: available on Ceefax page 613.

: Esther

Discussion with Esther Rantzen. Stereo..

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Starring Patrick Stewart
Redemption. Conclusion of a two-part story. As civil war divides the Klingon people, Jean-Luc Picard has doubts about his initial decision notto intervene. While Worf struggles against unknown Klingon assailants, Jean-Luc meets the mysterious Sela.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Jean-Luc Picard

: The Series from Hell

The sixth of seven torturous experiences of everyday life.
Performance Hell. "All the world's a stage", and at various times we are all "players". We have to stand up, take a deep breath and perform; whether it's first night at the Palladium orthanking the bridesmaids at your brother's wedding, your stomach churns, your throat dries and yourjoke needs a punchline. In this programme, actress Charlotte Coleman tells Mark Lamarr about being prompted by Dame Judi Dench , Blurrememberplayingtoan audience of each other and their mums, and Jeff Green describes the pitfalls ofbeinga stand-up comedian. DirectorSimonToyne; Producer Spencer Campbell


Unknown: Charlotte Coleman
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Dame Judi Dench
Unknown: Jeff Green
Producer: Spencer Campbell

: Rough Guide to Christmas Shopping

Magenta DeVine and new co-presenter Simon O'Brien check out the Christmas shopping scene in London and New York. They discover what a variety of pop stars and celebrities are hopingto find undertheirtrees on Christmas
Day, and talkto Joan Rivers about how to take the stress out of Christmas shopping. See today's choices. Producer Helen Bullough ; Series producer
Clare Pizey Stereo


Unknown: Magenta Devine
Unknown: Simon O'Brien
Unknown: Joan Rivers
Producer: Helen Bullough
Producer: Clare Pizey

: The Beautiful Frame

Clare Grogan , star of the hit film
Gregory's Girl, takes an affectionate look at the portrayal of football on the bigand small screen.
Some of the game'sfinest fictional moments are re-lived, including performances from the likes of Michael Palin , ArthurAskey, Ian McShane , Brian Gloverand
Hilda Ogden. Originally shown as part of BBC2's Goal TV evening.
Producer Paul Armstrong


Unknown: Clare Grogan
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Ian McShane
Unknown: Brian Gloverand
Unknown: Hilda Ogden.
Producer: Paul Armstrong

: Rhodes around Christmas

Top chef Gary Rhodes has fun out and about in London with some food ideas for the festive season. Gary avoids the obvious seasonal ingredients and instead takes a look at roast pork, spicy prawns and a very different Christmas pudding.
See today's choices.
(Repeated tomorrow at 5.00pm)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Paul O'Connor

: University Challenge

Bristol University now take on the Open University in a bid to get through to the quarter-finals of the ultimate student quiz. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. Director Jenny Dodds ; Producer Kieran Roberts


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Director: Jenny Dodds
Producer: Kieran Roberts

: Grace under Fire

American comedy series.
See Quentin Run. The good news is that Grace gets a promotion at work but the bad news, for Quentin at least, is that his mother refuses to allow him to spend the summer with his father.


Unknown: Quentin Run.
Grace: Brett Butler
Russell: Dave Thomas
Nadine: Julie White
Wade: Casey Sander
Ryan: William Fichtner
Quentin: Jon Paul Steuer

: Great Journeys

The last of six travel documentaries featuring leadingwriters and performers. Mexico Irish poet and playwright
Damian Gorman re-traces the route taken by the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes from the Yucatan to Mexico City. He is a wary visitor, but Mexico gradually wins him over. See today's choices.
Producer HughThomson: Series producer
Alan Bookbinder
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Damian Gorman
Unknown: Hernan Cortes
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: Diner

Comedy drama starring
Steve Guttenberg
Mickey Rourke , Ellen Barkin
Kevin Bacon Baltimore, Christmas 1959:forfive young men, the local diner is their world - a place to laugh, cry, reminisce and make plans. This is theirgolden week, as they celebrate Christmas and face up to adulthood, which means saying goodbye to the diner. Director Barry Levinson (1982)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Steve Guttenberg
Unknown: Mickey Rourke
Unknown: Ellen Barkin
Unknown: Kevin Bacon
Director: Barry Levinson
Eddie: Steve Guttenberg
Boogie: Mickey Rourke
Beth: Ellen Barkin
Fenwick: Kevin Bacon
Shrevie: Daniel Stern
Billy: Timothy Daly
Modell: Paul Reiser
Barbara: Kathryn Dowling
Bagel: Michael Tucker

: Weatherview .

: BBC Select

Benefits Agency Today: with signing and subtitles.

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