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: Children's BBC: Growing Up Wild

Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1. (Stereo)

: Breakfast News

With signing, subtitled ..................

: Thunderbirds

Sun Probe. A spaceship is on collision
Course with the sun. Rpt

: Jacques Tati's Parade

r The season continues with Tati's last film, which was shot in front ofa live audience. It takes the form of a circus show and features some of his most popular mimes.
Monsieur Hulot 's Holiday is on tomorrow at 9.05am
(1974) * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Monsieur Hulot

: The Black Stallion

Starring Mickey Rooney
Kelly Reno , Teri Garr
The only survivors of a shipwreck off
North Africa are a young American boy and a stallion. They are rescued and return to New York, where the horse becomes restless and unhappy. With Clarence Muse and Hoyt Axton. director Carroll Ballard (1979) Subtitled .


Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Kelly Reno
Unknown: Teri Garr
Unknown: Clarence Muse
Unknown: Hoyt Axton.
Director: Carroll Ballard

: A Child's Christmas in Wales

Dylan Thomas 's poetic prose evokes
Christmas between the Wars. With
Bob Kingdom.


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Bob Kingdom.

: Secret Gardens

Alan Titchmarsh visits Brook Cottage in Oxfordshire


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Children's BBC: Gordon T Gopher


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: The Band Wagon

The season of classic 50s musicals continues. Starring
Fred Astaire , Cyd Charisse
Jack Buchanan Hollywood starTony Hunter agrees to take the lead in a new Broadway show.
An American in Paris is on tomorrow at 1. 1 0pm
Director Vincente Minnelli (1953)


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: Tony Hunter
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Tony Hunter: Fred Astaire
GabyBerard: Cyd Charisse
Jeffrey Cordova: Jack Buchanan
LesterMarton: Oscar Levant
LilyMarton: Nanette Fabray

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by The Beaver - Master Builder of the Animal World
The life cycle of the beaver............

: Today's the Day

Second semi-final in the news quiz
Presented by Martyn Lewis.


Presented By: Martyn Lewis.

: The Food and Drink Christmas Quiz

The annual competition.
Shown on Tuesday 20 December at 8.30pm

: Rhodes around Christmas

Seasonal cookery ideas.
Shown yesterday at 8.00pm Stereo

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Burt Lancaster in the Flame and the Arrow

The season of films starring the acclaimed actor who died in October continues with this historical adventure, also starring
Virginia Mayo
Lombardy in the Middle Ages is ruled by the tyrant Ulrich, who takes prisoner the son ofDardo, heroic leader of a band of mountain men. Dardo and his men in turn capture Ulrich's beautiful niece, and devise a daring plan to rescue the kidnapped boy.
Apache is on Christmas Eve at 9.35am; Director
Jacques Tourneur (1950) ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Director: Jacques Tourneur
Dardo: Burt Lancaster
Anne: Virginia Mayo
Alessandro: Robert Douglas
NonnaBartoli: Aline MacMahon
Ulrich: Frank Allenby
Piccolo: Nick Cravat
Francesca: Lynne Baggett
Rudi: Gordon Gebert

: First Sight

The Booze Runners
Once they manned the green channel at Heathrow. Now customs officers chase bootleggers along motorways and into high street shops and illegal drinking clubs across the south east. It is part of a waron the "booze run" and forthe past yearcameras have followed teams of customs men and women working undercover and in uniform in what some say is an almost hopeless task. They face the man who's sold 50 million pints to daytrippers in France, arrest an off licence owner in Oxford and stake out an industrial estate in Guildford in search of 35,000 cans of bootleg beer. A phone-in discussion of the issues raised in the programme follows immediately on BBC Radios Berkshire, Kent, Oxford and GLR. To take part, call [number removed] after the programme.
Producer Peter Pitt. ...................................
REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations below


Producer: Peter Pitt.

: Wildlife Showcase

Last in the series of documentaries by film-makers from around the world.
Mountains of the Thunderer
High above the mountains of South America soars the condor, the largest bird of prey and "the undertaker of the Andes".
Like all carrion eaters, this New World vulture has undesirable table manners, but feeding etiquette is not as chaotic as it looks. Condors have rules, and none more strict than at their secret bathing pools - behaviour which has never been seen orfilmed before.
See today's choices. Producer Olivier Bremond


Producer: Olivier Bremond

: Top Gear

In this year's Christmas special, Australian rally ace Ross Dunkerton reports on the intrepid team who are driving 50 crazy cars 1600 miles across the outback for their Variety Club Bash. Steve Berry tries a Harley-Davidson, and there's an offbeat look at how viewers think Top Gear should be presented.


Reporter: Ross Dunkerton
Presenter: Steve Berry
Producer: Jon Bentley
Executive Producer: Dennis Adams

: The X Files: Gender Bender

Investigations into the paranormal starring David Duchovny Gillian Anderson

Scully and Mulder investigate an unusual death: a businessman apparently died from an overdose of orgasmic delight. Yet an eye witness description of the possible perpetrator of the crime seems to indicate some sexual confusion. The trail leads to a closed religious sect.
(Episode postponed from 15 December)


Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
Brother Andrew: Brent Hinkley
Sister Abby: Michel Egoodger
Marty (male): Peter Stebbings
Marty (female): Kate Twa

: The Travel Show Christmas Special

Getting away from it all in California -
Gordon Kennedy goes skiing near Lake Tahoe, actor Elliott Gould samples the coffee shops of San Francisco, Laurie Pike discovers there's life in LA without a car and the appropriately-named
Alison Goldie meets oldies but goldies who have taken to desert life in Palm Springs. Introduced by Penny Junor from a health spa hidden away amongst the Napa Valley vineyards.
Senes producer Liz Warner
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Unknown: Elliott Gould
Unknown: Laurie Pike
Unknown: Alison Goldie
Unknown: Palm Springs.

: Newsnight

An in-depth analysis of the news. With Jeremy Paxman .


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: True Confessions

Drama starring
Robert De Niro
Robert Duvall
Tom Spellacy is a resentful cop, his brotheran ambitious Roman Catholic priest. They take their relationship and vastly different lives for granted until a murder comes between them. While investigating the brutal killing of a prostitute, Tom discovers his brother knew her and is protecting a prominent businessman involved in the crime.
Director Ulu Grosbard (198 1 ) Stereo '.... ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Tom Spellacy
Director: Ulu Grosbard
Des Spellacy: Robert De Niro
Tom Spellacy: Robert Duvall
Jack Amsterdam: Charles Durning
FrankCrotty: Kenneth McMillan
Dan T Campion: Ed Flanders
Seamus Fargo: Burgess Meredith
Cardinal Danaher: Cyril Cusack

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