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: Breakfast News

With signing..................................

: Children's BBC: Lassie

Canine adventures.

: Children's BBC: Albert the 5th Musketeer

Animation. (Rpt) (Subtitled)

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1.

: The Record

Parliamentary news.

: Arctic Odyssey

Ajourney to the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic........................................

: Brilliant Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Rpt ...

: Children's BBC: Playdays

(Rpt) (Stereo)

: Angel Square

Adventure set in Canada, in December 1945. When his best friend'sfatheris attacked by an unknown assailant, Tommy investigates.
DirectorAnne Wheeler (1990)
* See Films: pages 49-72 **

: The Angel and the Soldier Boy

Animation. While a little girl sleeps, her presents come alive. Rpt ............

: The Legend of Lochnagar

Animation, introduced and narrated by the Prince of Wales. Rpt Subtitled .....

: The Traditions of Christmas

Traditions derived from midwinter festivities predating Christ

: A Family Apart

How two English mothers fought transatlantic custody battles.
First shown on BBC East

: Understanding Cats

Today, the enigmatic behaviour of cats.
Last in the series........................

: Carols from Devon

The choristers of Buckfast Abbey sing See
Amid the Winter's Snow. Rpt ...

: More Secret Gardens

Alan Titchmarsh explores the gardens at
Castle Tor in Torquay, Devon.....


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: A Christmas Story

A nostalgic view of a child's
Christmas. In 1940s suburban
America, nine-year-old Ralphie is coping with classroom bullies, but his heart is set on a major Christmas gift.
Director Bob Clark (1983) * See Films: pages 49-72 ****
Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Director: Bob Clark

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz, Stereo ..........................

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery game show.

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Today's guests all believed they were a con man'sonlylove. Stereo Subtitled .

: Miss-Takes

More evidence from the archives of how things can go wrong when the cameras start rolling. Presented by John Pitman.


Presented By: John Pitman.

: Star Trek: DeepSpace Nine

The Storyteller. Sisko and Kira attempt to mediate in a land dispute between two Bajoran factions.

: Rocky Star

Space adventure serial. Rocky and Mitch are impressed by the performance of the new Blue Streak.

: Close Up

Favourite film moments. Screenwriter and director Paul Schrader chooses a scene from Robert Bresson 's
Pickpocket. Stereo ....................


Director: Paul Schrader
Unknown: Robert Bresson

: Waiting for God

Diana's niece Sarah goes into labour, but Diana insists she'stoo squeamish to attend the birth. Last in the series. Teacher SU-LINLOOI
Written by Michael Aitkens ; Director/Producer
GarethGwenian Rpt Stereo Subtitled ...


Written By: Michael Aitkens
Tom: Graham Crowden
Diana: Stephanie Cole
Jane: Janine Duvitski
Harvey Bains: Daniel Hill
Marion: Sandra Payne
Geoffrey: Andrew Tourell
Basil: Michael Bilton
Jenny: Dawn Hope
Antonio: Chico Andrade
Sarah Parry: Lucy Aston
Ron Arthur: John Rapley
Lady resident: Beryl Cooke
Maternity doctor: Simon J Williamson
Maternity nurse: Jo-Anne Hewitt

: First Sight

Caravan Kids
Six-month-old Ollie [text removed] is celebrating his first Christmas. He was born in a New Age travellers' camp in Sussex. A surprise victory won against the Criminal Justice Act has prevented his family's eviction. Tonight, members of the local council, the landownerand some neighbours give theirside of the story. What does the future hold forthe next generation of travellers? Producer Patricia Murphy ; Series editor
Alison Rooper ........................................ A phone-in follows immediately after the programme on BBC Radios Berkshire. Kent. Oxford and GLR. If you would like to take part, call (0 171) [number removed]. REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations below


Unknown: Ollie [text removed]
Producer: Patricia Murphy
Editor: Alison Rooper

: Public Eye

The Exorcists
A young Asian woman, believed to be possessed by spirits, was beaten for two days during an attempt at exorcism, after which she died.
Tonight's programme reports on this little-known practice. Last in the series. Producer Louise Norman ; Editor Mark Wakefield


Producer: Louise Norman
Editor: Mark Wakefield

: Top Gear

Steve Berry visits the Bonneville Salt Flats in the American state of Utah - a place of pilgrimage for motorsport enthusiasts and the site of land speed records since Malcolm Campbell took his Bluebird there in 1935 - in the hope of watching racers clock speeds ofover400mph.
Producer John Wilcox ; Series producer Jon Bentley


Unknown: Steve Berry
Unknown: Malcolm Campbell
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Jon Bentley

: The Ghostbusters of East Finchley

In the last of the comedy drama series about tax-fraud investigation, Kevin makes a vital discovery.
See today's choices.


Writer: Tony Grounds
Director: Jim Gillespie
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Kevin: Paul Reynolds
Jackie: Catherine Holman
Grace: Jan Francis
MrSmall: Bill Paterson
Thane: Ray Winstone
Terry: Anthony Head
Frankie: Christopher Fulford
Brenda: Jane Cox
DC Newley: Mark Addy
DC Macko: Bruce Byron
DI Cunliffe: Ahsen Bhatti
Thelma Thane: Barbara Keogh
Mary: Juliette Grassby
Mother Teresa: Liz Daniels
Alec Guinness: Ray Martin
Hilda: Sheila Reid
Howard Heights: Brian Pettifer
DC Ashe: Barnaby Kay
Stan: Joe Melia

: The Young Ones

Neil sneezes, sparking a chain of events that results in his burial in manure, in the comedy starring
Ade Edmondson , Rik Mayall , Nigel Planer , Christopher Ryan and Alexei Sayle. With band Madness.
Written by Ben Elton , Rik Mayall , Lise Mayer
Producer Paul Jackson


Unknown: Ade Edmondson
Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Christopher Ryan
Unknown: Alexei Sayle.
Written By: Ben Elton
Written By: Rik Mayall
Written By: Lise Mayer
Producer: Paul Jackson

: Gary Larson's Tales from the Far Side

Animated film bringing to life cartoonist Larson's weird and wonderful characters.
See today's choices.


Created by: Gary Larson
Director: Marv Newland

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: Weatherview

: Colors

Continuing the Easy Riders season. Crime drama, directed by Dennis Hopper , starring
Sean Penn , Robert Duvall
LA police veteran Bob Hodges and eager young recruit Danny McGavin are assigned to the city's gang crime division, but their methods conflict.
(1988) Stereo Subtitled ............. * See Films: pages 49-72 *** Race with the Devil is tomorrow at 11.45pm


Directed By: Dennis Hopper
Unknown: Sean Penn
Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Bob Hodges
Unknown: Danny McGavin
Danny McGavin: Sean Penn
Bob Hodges: Robert Duvall
Louisa Gomez: Maria Conchitaalonso
Ron Delaney: Randy Brooks
Larry Sylvester: Grand Bush

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