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: Children's BBC

7.30 William's Wish Wellingtons

7.35 The Foxy Christmas Story
Animated tale.

7.45 Spot's Magical Christmas

8.10 Playdays
A visit to the Poppy Stop.

: Bitsa

Hosted by Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe.


Unknown: Caitlin Easterby
Unknown: Simon Pascoe.

: Jackanory

The traditional story of Jack and the Beanstalk has been given a new twist by writer Adrian Mitchell. Read by Rik Mayall. Stereo.


Writer: Adrian Mitchell
Reader: Rik Mayall

: A Monster Christmas

Musical animation

10.05 Blue Peter
Shown on Friday 22 December on BBC 1
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

10.30 Grange Hill
School drama series.

: The Queen's Nose

Comedy drama.
Last in the Series. Shown on Wednesday 20 DecemberonBBCl Stereo

: Weekend Break

The last of three episodes of a teenage comedy drama. Written by Michael Malaghan


Written By: Michael Malaghan

: Star Trek

The Conscience of the King. A mass killer, long believed dead, may well have returned to continue his evil deeds.

: Fantasy Football League

Return of the make believe soccer series, with Frank Skinnerand
David Baddiel. Shown on Friday 22 December


Unknown: Frank Skinnerand

: Dreaming of Ajax

Gary Lineker looks at the footballing success of European champions Ajax FC of Amsterdam. With comment by Paul Gascoigne , Kevin Keegan , Johann Cruyff and Dennis Bergkamp.


Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Paul Gascoigne
Unknown: Kevin Keegan
Unknown: Johann Cruyff
Unknown: Dennis Bergkamp.

: The O Zone

Pop news magazine.
Revised rpt from Monday 18 8 December

: Donovan's Reef

Comedy drama starring
John Wayne
The war in the Pacific over, three US sailors settle down on an idyllic South
Sea island. But problems arise when one of them is tracked down by his daughter. "Guns" Donovan JOHN WAYNE , "Boats"
Gilhooley LEE MARVIN , "Doc" Dedham JACK WARDEN. Amelia
. Sergeant Menkowicz MIKE MAZURKI
Director John Ford (1963) Subtitled ...... * See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Donovan John Wayne
Unknown: Gilhooley Lee Marvin
Unknown: Dedham Jack Warden.
Unknown: Elizabeth Allen.
Unknown: Cesar Romero
Unknown: Fleur Dorothy Lamour
Unknown: Jacqueline Malouf
Unknown: Mike Mazurki
Director: John Ford

: The Making of The Trials of Life

Once More Into the Termite Mound.
David Attenborough tells some of the amazing stories behind the filming of his acclaimed natural history series, from swimming with killer whales to avoiding becoming an animal's meal. Rpt


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Christmas in Vienna 1995

The great opera tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras are joined by singing star Natalie Cole in this festive concert of traditional and modern Christmas music.
Staged in the magical setting of Vienna by Mario Dradi , with arrangements by Lalo Schiffrin. The orchestra is conducted by Vjekoslav Sutej and the scene is .described by Paul Gambaccini.
TV presentation by Stephen Morris Stereo.....


Tenors: Placido Domingo
Tenors: Jose Carreras
Unknown: Natalie Cole
Unknown: Mario Dradi
Arrangements By: Lalo Schiffrin.
Conducted By: Vjekoslav Sutej
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini.
Presentation By: Stephen Morris

: Space Precinct

Friends. Castle's life is threatened bya gang of high-tech criminals. For cast see Monday 18 December
Written by Philip Marrow and Chris Hubbell


Written By: Philip Marrow
Unknown: Chris Hubbell

: Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave

A brand new comedy thriller from Oscar-winning animator Nick Park.
Wallace has fallen in love so deeply that he fails to notice a fiendish sheep-rustling plot.
Peter Sallis is the voice of Wallace; Anne Reid is Wendolene.
See today's choices.
"Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers" can be seen on Wednesday 27 December at 6.00pm
BBC video: "A Close Shave" will be available on video from retailers from 27 December
The man behind Wallace and Gromit: page 21


Director: Nick Park
Wallace: Peter Sallis
Wendolene: Anne Reid

: Rannoch the Red Deer

Fora year John and Simon Kingfollowed the fortunes of a red deer stag. This film portrays all aspects of Rannoch's life in story form. See today's choices.
Director Simon King ; Executive producer John King
* See This Week: page 10


Unknown: Simon Kingfollowed
Director: Simon King

: Red Rum - a National Treasure

A look at the life of Britain's favourite racehorse, Red Rum, who died in October. His trainer Ginger McCain and his jockeys Brian Fletcherand Tommy Stack pay tribute to the only horse to win three Grand Nationals. Narrated by Julian Wilson.
Producer Gerry Morrison


Interviewee: Ginger McCain
Interviewee: Brian Fletcher
Interviewee: Tommy Stack
Narrator: Julian Wilson
Producer: Gerry Morrison

: On the Road Again

In the last of the series, Simon Dring completes the last leg of hisjoumey on the hippy trail to India.


Unknown: Simon Dring

: The Mrs Merton Show

Caroline Hook , in the guise of chat show host Mrs Merton , presents her very own Christmas show. Guests on her sofa include chef Gary Rhodes , Coronation Street's Mike and Alma Baldwin (Johnny Briggs and Amanda Barrie ) and Euro MP Glenys Kinnock.


Unknown: Caroline Hook
Unknown: Mrs Merton
Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Alma Baldwin
Unknown: Johnny Briggs
Unknown: Amanda Barrie
Unknown: Glenys Kinnock.

: Three Fights, Two Weddings and a Funeral

Pauline Calf's Wedding Video Starring Steve Coogan
Pauline Calf (sister of the downtrodden Paul) finally gets herself up the aisle.
And even a punchup in the toilets can't spoil her special day.
Written by Steve Coogan , Patrick Marber. Henry Normal Director Geoff Posner ; Producers David Tyler , Geoff Posner


Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Pauline Calf
Written By: Steve Coogan
Written By: Patrick Marber.
Director: Geoff Posner
Producers: David Tyler
Producers: Geoff Posner
Paul/Pauline Calf: Steve Coogan
Fat Bob: John Thomson
Spiros: Patrick Marber
Mum: Sandra Gough
Mark: John Hannah
Other Pauline: Jennifer Hennesey
Julie: Sally Rogers
Tony: Gary Olsen
Darren: Henry Normal

: Bottom

Afestive episode, starring and written by Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall Holy. Christmas comes early, and with Richie's cooking and Eddie's decorations, what could go wrong? Director/Producer Ed Bye


Written By: Adrian Edmondson
Written By: Rik Mayall

: Screen Two: The Hawk

Thriller starring
Helen Mirren , George Costigan
A serial killer nicknamed "the Hawk" is preying on women, and suburban wife Annie Marsh begins to suspect her husband. But her past psychiatric history means that nobody will take her seriously. Showing in widescreen format.
Director David Hayman (1992)
* See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: George Costigan
Unknown: Annie Marsh
Director: David Hayman
Annie Marsh: Helen Mirren
Stephen Marsh: George Costigan
Mrs Marsh: Rosemary Leach
Norma: Melanie Hill
Ken Marsh: Owen Teale
Chief Inspector Daybury: Clive Russell
Matthew Marsh: Christopher Madin
Jackie Marsh: Marie Hamer
Sergeant Streete: David Harewood
WPC Clarke: Pooky Quesnel
Jan: Caroline Paterson
Eileen: Jayne MacKenzie
John: Jqhn Duttine
Bahnu: Nadim Sawalha
MrsCrowther: Helen Ryan
Susan: Rachel Moores

: Unplugged - Phil Collins

The versatile singer and drummer performs cover versions and some of his greatest hits.
Unplugged - Bjork can be seen on Thursday 28
Decemberat 12.35am Stereo ............

: A Classic Ghost Story

The Stalls of Barchester. Chilling drama based on the short story by M R James. A scholar pieces together the horrifying story surroundingthe death of a former archdeacon.
FeaturingThelma Barlow (Coronation Street's Mavis) in the role of Letitia. Dr Black CLIVE SWIFT , Librarian WILLLEIGHTON, Archdeacon Haynes
Written, produced and directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark Rpt


Story By: M R James.
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Robert Hardy.
Unknown: Pulteney Harold Bennett.
Unknown: Letitia Haynes
Unknown: Thelma Barlow
Unknown: Jane Lee
Directed By: Lawrence Gordon
Directed By: Clark Rpt

: La Beautd du Diable

Fantasy drama, based on the Faust legend. An aged professor is willing to sell his soul in exchange foryouth and good looks, but soon finds himself on an accelerating descent into evil.
In French with English subtitles.
Old Mephistopheles/Faust MICHEL SIMON , Young Faust/Mephistopheles GERARD PHILIPE, Princess SIMONE VALERE. Marguerite NICOLE BESNARD.
Director René Clair 1949) B/W * See Films: pages 49-72 ***


Unknown: Michel Simon

: Weatherview.

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