7.30 William's Wish Wellingtons
7.35 The Foxy Christmas Story
7.45 Spot's Magical Christmas
A visit to the Poppy Stop.
Hosted by Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe.
The traditional story of Jack and the Beanstalk has been given a new twist by writer Adrian Mitchell. Read by Rik Mayall. Stereo.
10.05 Blue Peter
Shown on Friday 22 December on BBC 1
10.30 Grange Hill
School drama series.
Last in the Series. Shown on Wednesday 20 DecemberonBBCl Stereo
The last of three episodes of a teenage comedy drama. Written by Michael Malaghan
The Conscience of the King. A mass killer, long believed dead, may well have returned to continue his evil deeds.
Return of the make believe soccer series, with Frank Skinnerand
David Baddiel. Shown on Friday 22 December
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.
Pop news magazine.
Revised rpt from Monday 18 8 December
Comedy drama starring
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
Dedham ELIZABETH ALLEN. Andre de Lage CESAR ROMERO
, Fleur DOROTHY LAMOUR , Lelani JACQUELINE MALOUF
. Sergeant Menkowicz MIKE MAZURKI
Director John Ford (1963) Subtitled ...... * See Films: pages 49-72 ***
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
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.....
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
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
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
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
In the last of the series, Simon Dring completes the last leg of hisjoumey on the hippy trail to India.
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.
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
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
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 ***
Chief Inspector Daybury:
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 ............
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
ROBERT HARDY. Archdeacon Pulteney HAROLD BENNETT. Letitia Haynes THELMA BARLOW , Jane Lee PENNY SERVICE
Written, produced and directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark Rpt
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.
Prince CARLO NINCHI, ProsecutorPAOLO STOPPA
Director René Clair 1949) B/W * See Films: pages 49-72 ***