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: Breakfast News

With Signing

: Children's BBC: Lassie

Canine capers.

: Children's BBC: Smart

Last in the series. Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1.

: Wonders of the Wild

Mother Goose. A university student looks afteraGreylaggosling

: Struck Off!

Why do GPs sometimes remove patients from their lists, without explanation? First shown in the First Sight series. Rpt.

: Arctic Fox

The hunting skills ofthe Arctic fox.

: The Traditions of Christmas

The Christian Christmas..............

: Children's BBC: Playdays


: Dr Seuss at Christmas

Two animations, directed by Chuck Jones , based on the work of Dr Seuss. Horton Hears a Who Horton the elephant hears cries comingfrom inside a flower. How the Grinch Stole Christmas The mean old Grinch will go to any lengths to spoil the Christmasfun.


Directed By: Chuck Jones
Unknown: Dr Seuss. Horton

: The 5,000 Fingers of DrT

Fantasy adventure based on a story by DrSeuss and starring
Peter Lind Hayes
Forced into piano lessons with stern
DrTerwilliker, young Bart Collins falls asleep and enters a nightmare world. Mr Zabladowski PETER LIND HAYES , Bart Collins
DrTerwilliker HANS CONRIED , Uncle Whitney JOHN HEASLEY
Director Roy Rowland (1953) .................. * See Films: pages 49-72 *****


Unknown: Peter Lind Hayes
Unknown: Bart Collins
Unknown: Peter Lind Hayes
Unknown: Bart Collins
Unknown: Tommy Rettig
Unknown: Mary Healy
Unknown: Drterwilliker Hans Conried
Unknown: Whitney John Heasley
Director: Roy Rowland

: Tex Avery Double Bill

Two classic cartoons.

: The Traditions of Christmas

Medieval traditions

: No Good Calling for Mum

The challenges faced by a yacht crew racing in the Southern Ocean......

: TM Traditions of Christmas

Parliamentary Christmas...........

: Christmas Comes to Willow Creek

Drama starring John Schneider, Tom Wopat
The yuletide spirit of a small Alaskan town depends on two feuding trucker brothers bringing the Christmas cargo in time. Director Richard Lang (1987)
See Films: pages 49-72
Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Unknown: John Schneider
Unknown: Tom Wopat
Director: Richard Lang

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

The final of the nostalgia quiz. Stereo ...

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery game show. Stereo ................

: Esther

Today'stopic: Santa Claus.

: Food and Drink

Featuringthe conclusion to Countdown to Christmas. Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry , Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke. Director Linda Nash ; Series producer Tim Hincks Shown on Tuesday 19 December


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jilly Goolden
Presented By: Oz Clarke.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Tim Hincks

: The Munsters

/fa a Martian Calls: Hangup. Herman's preoccupation with his ham radio set leads to difficulties when he mistakes some children at play fora group of visitors from another planet.

: The New Avengers

Gnaws. Steed, Gambit and Purdey are asked to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a gang of maintenance men sent to check the sewers beneath a government building where sinister experiments were being carried out.
Written by Dennis Spooner ; Director Ray Austin
First shown on ITV Subtitled ...............


Written By: Dennis Spooner
John Steed: Patrick MacNee
MikeGambit: Gareth Hunt
Purdey: Joanna Lumley
Charles Thornton: Julian Holloway
Walters: Morgan Shepherd
Carter: Peter Cellier

: Carols from King's

The Christmas story unfolds in readings from scripture, poetry and prose, and in music sung by the choir of King's College, Cambridge, directed by Stephen Cleobury. This specially recorded service, led by the Dean of King's, Dr George Pattison, includes the carols Once in Royal David's City, O Little Town of Bethlehem, In Dulci Jubilo, Nativity Carol, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, A Spotless Rose, Bethlehem Down, This Is the Truth, Angels from the Realms of Glory and O Come All Ye Faithful.
INFORMATION: see Ceefax page
CAROLS: a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College Chapel will be broadcast live on Radio 4 on Christmas Eve at 3.00pm


Singers: Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Directed by: Stephen Cleobury
Service led by: Dr George Pattison
Producer: James Whitbourn
Producer: David Kremer
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Rhodes around Christmas

Top chef Gary Rhodes prepares a selection of dishes which provide a lighterand unusual alternative to more traditional Christmas fare.
See today's choices.
Producer Gabrielle Jackson ; Executive producer
Fiona Pitcher Stereo


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Gabrielle Jackson

: The Best Red Dwarf Ever!

The call is out across the nation, and indeed the universe, for Red Dwarf fans to name their favourite episode of the comedy from the six series made so far. Showing tonight is the episode with most votes. TO VOTE: send a postcard to [address removed] or send an email to [email address removed] by Wednesday 20 December
Red Dwarf giveaways: page

: Coogan's Run: The Curator

The last in a six-part comedy series starring Steve Coogan

Tim Fleck, curator of the most tedious museum in the world, the Little Ottle Museum, is about to have his cosy world blown apart by an arch rival.


Written By: Patrick Marber
Written By: Steve Coogan
Directed By: Patrick Marber
Producer: Geoff Posner
Producer: David Tyler
Tim Fleck: Steve Coogan
Councillor Len Crabbe: Adrian Scarborough
Annette: Alison Steadman
Graham Lambert/Robin Moss: John Thomson
Alf: John Clegg
Maud: Debra Gillett
Dr Piper: Tom Mannion
Mum: Hilary Mason
Frances: Claire Skinner
Warren: Richard Claxton

: Have I Got News for You: the Best of 1995

An end-of-year selection of highlights from the satirical news quiz, including a visit by Paula Yates. With Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Hosted by Angus Deayton. Last in the series.
Repeated tomorrow at 10.55pm Stereo


Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Colin Swash

: The Saturday Night Armistice Party Bucket

Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham and David Schneider look back at some of the best moments from the comedy show's first series, and pick over the remains of the summer of 1995.


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Peter Baynham
Unknown: David Schneider
Producer: Sarah Smith

: Fantasy Football League

Frank Skinner and David Baddiel , plus flatmate Statto, are back, with this week's guest managers singer Alison Moyet and boxer "Prince" Naseem Hamed.
See today's choices.
Director Peter Orton ; Producer Andy Jacobs
Rptd on Christmas Eve at 12.30pm


Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: David Baddiel
Singer: Alison Moyet
Unknown: Naseem Hamed.
Director: Peter Orton
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: Race with the Devil

The last film in the Easy
Riders season is a thriller- starring Peter Fonda
Warren Oates
Frank and Roger, partners in a motorcycle shop, take off for a holiday with their wives. On theirjourney, they witness a horrific ritual sacrifice and become the quarry in a terrifying pursuit.
Director Jack Starrett 1975) Subtitled .. * See Films: pages 49-72 **


Unknown: Peter Fonda
Unknown: Warren Oates
Director: Jack Starrett
Roger: Peter Fonda
Frank: Warren Oates
Alice: Loretta Swit
Kelly: Lara Parker
Sheriff Taylor: Rg Armstrong

: No Sleep Till Sheffield: Pulp Go Public

Extended late-night version of Monday evening's documentary, following Sheffield band Pulp for three weeks of their triumphant British tour this autumn.

Shown on Monday 18 December at 6.45pm.

Director Mike Connolly


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