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: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

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

: Breakfast News

With Signing. Subtitled ..................

: Thunderbirds

Give or Take a Million. A boy wins a competition to spend Christmas Day with International Rescue. Rpt

: Jacques Tati's Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

The season continues with a comedy in which the blundering but well-meaning Monsieur Hulot disrupts a quiet seaside resort. With
Nathalie Pascaud and Louis Perraud.
Playtime is on Wednesday 28 December at 8.05am
(1953) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Monsieur Hulot
Unknown: Nathalie Pascaud
Unknown: Louis Perraud.

: National Velvet

Classic family drama, starring
Mickey Rooney , Elizabeth Taylor
A young girl wins a racehorse in a raffle and asks an ex-jockey to help her train it to run in the Grand National.
Director Clarence Brown (1944) Subtitled ....


Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Director: Clarence Brown
MiTaylor: Mickey Rooney
Velvet Brown: Elizabeth Taylor
Mr Brown: Donald Crisp
Mrs Brown: Anne Revere
Edwina Brown: Angela Lansbury

: The Rich Tradition

In the last of the series, Elizabeth Luard looks at Lent and Easterfood...........


Unknown: Elizabeth Luard

: Children's BBC: Gordon T Gopher


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: An American in Paris

The season of classic 50s musicals continues with this
Oscar-winning story starring
Gene Kelly , Leslie Caron
An American painter living in Paris falls in love with a poor orphan who is engaged to somebody else.
Singin'in the Rain is on Boxing Day at 1 0.00am
Screenplay Alan Jay Lemer ; Music George and Ira Gershwin Director Vincente Minnelli (1951) 1 )


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Alan Jay Lemer
Unknown: Ira Gershwin
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Jerry Mulligan: Gene Kelly
Use: Leslie Caron
Adam Cook: Oscar Levant
Henri Baurel: Georges Guetary
Milo Roberts: Nina Foch

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by A Desperate Fortune
The first circumnavigation of Australia.

: Carols from Devon

Choirsters of Buckfast Abbey sing
The Joys of Mary.

: Today's the Day

The grand final of the daily archive quiz. With Martyn Lewis.

A special edition of the quiz featuring stars from top TV soap operas is on Christmas Day at 4.55pm


Presenter: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

The cookery challenge. Stereo ..............

: Esther

Topical discussion with Esther Rantzen.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen.

: All in the Mind

This week in the logic quiz show, students from Wycombe High School take on three Members of Parliament representing each of the main parties. With Alison Holloway.
Producers Bob Louis and Kate Marlow
Executive producer Dave Ross Stereo


Unknown: Alison Holloway.
Producers: Bob Louis
Producers: Kate Marlow
Producer: Dave Ross Stereo

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: Lunarville 7

The classic puppet series created by Gerry Anderson.

A mysterious complex is built on the dark side of the moon.


Created by: Gerry Anderson

: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): When the Spirit Moves You

The cult detective series about a private investigator and his ghostly partner. Jeff becomes involved in a sophisticated city fraud when he is threatened by a big-time crook.
(First shown on ITV)


Jeff Randall: Mike Pratt
Marty Hopkirk: Kenneth Cope
Jeannie Hopkirk: Annette Andre
Inspector Large: Ivor Dean
Miklos Corri: Kieron Moore
Calvin P Bream: Anton Rodgers
Pernn: Michael Gothard
Wilks: Peter Jay Elliott

: The O Zone

In a festive special edition, the programme predicts the No 1 record this Christmas. Pop stars reveal what they think is best about the Christmas season, and there are unusual ideas for presents featuring items of pop trivia or memorabilia.


Producer: Paul Smith

: Christmas in Vienna 1994

A concert of traditional and modem festive music featuring
Placido Domingo ,
Charles Aznavour and Norwegian singer
Sissel Krykjebo , set in the Old Imperial Riding School and introduced by Tim Rice. With the Vienna Children's Choir and Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vjekoslav Sutej. See today's choices.
TV presentation Stephen Morris


Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Charles Aznavour
Singer: Sissel Krykjebo
Introduced By: Tim Rice.
Conducted By: Vjekoslav Sutej.
Unknown: Stephen Morris

: More Front Gardens

The fourth of a six-part series.
The Sloping Garden. This plot not only slopes steeply down to the house, but has been used as a builders' yard for fouryears. Gay Search invites designer Christopher Masson to solve its problems.
Series producer David Richardson


Designer: Christopher Masson
Producer: David Richardson

: The Rumble in the Jungle

Twenty years ago, Muhammad Ali, overweight and out of condition, regained the world heavyweight boxing title.
Using extensive highlights of the fight, this film celebrates Ali's greatest triumph, with friends and critics revealing the extraordinary events surrounding the record $10-million fight in Zaire in the heart of Africa.
Narrated by Michael Parkinson.
See today's choices.
(Michael Parkinson's interview with Muhammed Ali is at 11.45pm tonight, followed by boxing drama in The Set-Up at 12.30am)
Producer Tony Moss; Director Danny Fenton

The Rumble in the Jungle; Parkinson Meets Ali
9.00pm, 11.45pm BBC2
On 30 October 1974 in Zaire, Muhammad Ali sensationally regained his world heavyweight champion title from George Foreman; boxing has probably never been as exciting since. The Rumble in the Jungle recalls the outrageous hype that nearly eclipsed Ali's performance, and features interviews with commentator Harry Carpenter, promoter Don King (this was his first fight) and Foreman, so crushed by the defeat that he stayed out of the ring for more than a decade.
A few weeks later, Ali was in Britain to appear on the Parkinson show. His encounter with Michael Parkinson was almost as exciting as the fight itself; Ali was sharp, witty and contentious, alternately goading and coaxing Parkinson, occasionally threatening him ("You call me a nigger?" he shouts at one point) before delivering an extraordinary rant about the position of women and the sexual ethics of Islam. "Muhammad Ali was the most remarkable person I ever interviewed," recalls Parkinson. "The next time I met him, he had become what he believed he would never be, a casualty of the fight game."


Subject: Muhammad Ali
Narrator: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Tony Moss
Director: Danny Fenton

: Funky Black Shorts

The last in a series of six dramas.
Pakis Go Home. Jay and Ravi have a tough time at school. Like their heroes Butch and Sundance, they have a habit of getting out of stick situations. But when the school bully's sistertakes a shine to Ravi, things get out of hand. With Bill Paterson ,
Ozdemir Mamodeally , Adam Dean , Scott Mitchell and Dean Saunders.
Written by Rohan Leslie ; Producer Greg Brenman ; DirectorTim Leandro
BOOKLET: send a cheque for£2.95. made payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Ozdemir Mamodeally
Unknown: Adam Dean
Unknown: Scott Mitchell
Unknown: Dean Saunders.
Written By: Rohan Leslie
Producer: Greg Brenman

: Have I Got News for You

The last topical comedy quiz in the series is an end of year extravaganza. Hosted by Angus Deayton with Paul Merton , lanHislopand guests former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie and comedian Alexei Sayle.
Producer Colin Swash ; Repeated tomorrow evening at8.25pm ♦ Christmas Remembered: see page 24
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitied


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Kelvin MacKenzie
Unknown: Alexei Sayle.
Producer: Colin Swash

: Newsnight

With PeterSnow.

: Fantasy Football League

Comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner
present the cult soccer show, ably assisted by Statto. Tonight's edition features guest managers comedian Jimmy Tarbuck and cook Delia Smith.
Director Peter Orton ; Series producer Andy Jacobs


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Delia Smith.
Director: Peter Orton
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: Parkinson Meets AM

Michael Parkinson 's infamous interview with Muhammad Ali , shortly after Ali had regained the heavyweight championship in 1974. See today's choices.
Producer Roger Ordish ........................


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Muhammad Ali
Producer: Roger Ordish

: The Set-Up

Boxing drama starring
Robert Ryan , Audrey Totter
A cynical boxing manager agrees that his man should throw his next fight. But Stoker Thompson , although ageingand second-rate, reckons that he can win. With George Tobias , Alan Baxter and Wallace Ford. Director Robert Wise (1949) B/W ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Audrey Totter
Unknown: Stoker Thompson
Unknown: George Tobias
Unknown: Alan Baxter
Unknown: Wallace Ford.
Director: Robert Wise

: Weatherview.

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