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: The Adventures of Skippy

Kangaroocapers. Rpt Stereo .......

: Playdays

: Babar


: Jackanory

Actor Julian Glover plays magician Merlin when he readsA Boy Called Arthur by Liz Bennett. Stereo.........


Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Liz Bennett.

: Bitsa

: The Curious Case of Dr Hertz van Rental

A comic gothic horror story featuringthe puppet stars of Dizzy Heights and House of Gristle. Stereo 8H


Unknown: Dizzy Heights

: Phantom 2040

Animation set in the year 2040 when the Earth is teetering on the brink of environmental disaster. With the voices of Scott Valentine , Margot Kidder ,
Ron Perlman , Mark Hamill and Deborah Harry.


Unknown: Scott Valentine
Unknown: Margot Kidder
Unknown: Ron Perlman
Unknown: Mark Hamill
Unknown: Deborah Harry.

: Blue Peter - the Best Bits

First of a two-part look back at the year's highlights.
Shown last Wednesday on BBC 1.
Part 2, Blue Peter - High Adventure, is tomorrow at 9.55am on BBC 1

(Stereo) (Subtitles)

: Grange Hill

The overcrowding in school reaches crisis point.
Written by Frances Galleymore
(Repeat) (Subtitled)


Writer: Frances Galleymore

: Newsround Review of the Year

Julie Etchingham and Chris Rogers look back at the year's news events.
Shown last Thursday on BBC


Presenter: Julie Etchingham
Presenter: Chris Rogers

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Planet Earth, an Explorer's Guide
5: Waterworld. In his final lecture, Dr James Jackson describes how water has affected the history of Earth and looks at the moon, Venus and Mars to imagine what life would be like without it.


Unknown: Dr James Jackson

: Rugby Special

A 30th anniversary edition, featuring highlights from the weekend'sfixtures, including Gloucester v Bath, plus a look back at some of the memorable moments and personalities from past programmes. Presented by John Inverdale , with Cliff Morgan and Nigel Starmer-Smith .
EditorGerardLane Stereo .........................82306


Presented By: John Inverdale
Presented By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Gay Purr-ee

Animated feature. When country life proves to be too dull forthe beautiful feline Mewsette, she decides to move to the bright lights of Paris, but with disastrous results. With the voices of Judy Garland , Robert Goulet , Red Buttons and Hermione Gingoid.
Director Abe Levitow (1962) ....................8038851 ♦ See Films: pages 56-63 ***


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Robert Goulet
Unknown: Hermione Gingoid.
Director: Abe Levitow

: Pal Joey

Musical comedy starring
Frank Sinatra
Singer Joey Evans arrives in San
Francisco to work in a seedy nightclub.
He is determined to make it big, but has to choose between success and love.
Featuringfamous numbers by Rodgers and Hart, including The Lady Is a Tramp. Joey Evans FRANK SINATRA, Vera Simpson RITA HAYWORTH, Linda English KIM NOVAK,
Director George Sidney (1957) ...............53284783 ♦ See Films: pages 56-63 ***


Singer: Frank Sinatra
Singer: Joey Evans
Unknown: Vera Simpson Rita
Unknown: Gladys Barbara Nichols
Unknown: Ned Galvin Bobby
Director: George Sidney

: Notes from a Diva

In herfirst televised masterclass, Dame
Joan Sutherland , along with fellow singers Ileana Cotrubas and Tom Krause , puts six singers from this year's Card iff Singer of the World competition through their paces. Introduced by Natalie Wheen.
Event sponsored by British Petroleum


Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Singers: Ileana Cotrubas
Singers: Tom Krause
Introduced By: Natalie Wheen.

: Wildlife on Two

March of the Flamebirds
Cameraman Tim Liversedge 's film follows a moving island of life on the edge of the most desolate desert on Earth, the Kalahari. It is a story of survival against the odds as 40,000 baby flamingoes walk - not fly - in search of the nearest water, 50 miles away. Narrated by David Attenborough. Series producer Mike Beynon Rpt


Unknown: Tim Liversedge
Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Mike Beynon Rpt

: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Adventure starring
Stephanie Beacham
Mel Smith , Geraldine James
In the imaginary reign of King
James III , ravenous wolves overrun England and surround
Willoughby Chase , home of Bonnie Willougby and her parents. But when Lord and Lady
Willoughby are obliged to go overseas, Bonnie and hertimid cousin Sylvia face an even more dangerous predator lurking in the wintry darkness.
Director Stuart Orme (1988) ♦ See Films: pages 56-63 ***


Unknown: Stephanie Beacham
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: James Iii
Unknown: Willoughby Chase
Unknown: Bonnie Willougby
Director: Stuart Orme
Letitia Slighcarp: Stephanie Beacham
Mr Grimshaw: Mel Smith
Mrs Gertrude Brisket: Geraldine James
James: Richard O'Brien
Bonnie Willoughby: Emily Hudson
Sylvia: Aleks Darowska
Pattern: Jane Horrocks
Lady Willoughby: Eleanor David
Lord Willoughby: Jonathan Coy
Simon: Lynton Dearden

: Video Nation - Best of 95

Highlights of the series in which 50 viewers from all over Britain filmed their everyday lives. Introduced from a boat off the west coast of Scotland by fisherman Ian Mckinnon , clips include 12-year-old Lauren spotting a flying saucer, Jatinder and Sarbjit's arranged marriage, Lindsay's fight to save a forest from the M77 extension and, from the Africa season, Esther of Liberia's advice on how to keep your man. Producers Chris Mohr , Mandy Rose
Executive producer Bob Lang Subtitled ..533832


Unknown: Ian McKinnon
Producers: Chris Mohr
Producers: Mandy Rose
Producer: Bob Lang

: Close Up

John Landis , director of The Blues
Brothers and An American Werewolf in London, chooses his favourite comic movie moments, featuringthe Three Stooges, Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy and includingscenes from Annie Hall and Jaws.
Producer Nick Freand Jones


Unknown: John Landis
Unknown: Buster Keaton
Unknown: Annie Hall
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Fine Cut: Louis Malle's India: a Film Journey

In 1969, film director Louis Malle made a documentary series in India for
French television. When it was shown in Britain, under the title Louis Malle's India, it received great critical acclaim, but the government of India was outraged by its portrayal of life in India and relations between the two countries became strained.
This new 90-minute version, compiled from archive material and remaining true to the original, is being shown as a tribute to the director, who died last month. Louis Malle once described the series as the work of which he was most proud. Twenty-five years later, he collaborated on this film with producer Colin Luke, who edited the original programmes for British transmission in 1970.
Louis Malle's Milou en Mai is on Tuesday, 12.20am


Director: Louis Malle
Producer: Colin Luke

: Screen Two: Return of the Native

Drama, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy and starring
Catherine Zeta Jones
Clive Owen , Joan Plowright
Set in 1842, it tells the turbulent story of mysterious Eustacia Vye, who longs for the excitement of a world beyond the constraints of village life on Egdon Heath. See today's choices.
Screenplay by Robert W Lenski : Producer Nick Gillott Director Jack Gold Stereo Subtitled .....405783
♦See Polly Toynbee : page 14


Novel By: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Catherine Zeta Jones
Unknown: Clive Owen
Unknown: Joan Plowright
Unknown: Egdon Heath.
Unknown: Robert W Lenski
Producer: Nick Gillott
Director: Jack Gold
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Eustacia Vye: Catherine Zeta Jones
Damon Wildeve: Clive Owen
Mrs Yeobright: Joan Plowright
ClymYeobright: Ray Stevenson
DiggoryVenn: Steven MacKintosh
Thomasin Yeobright: Claire Skinner
Captain Vye: Paul Rogers
Susan Nunsuch: Celia Imrie
Humphrey: Richard Avery
Timothy: Peter Wight
Sam: Jeremy Peters
Charley: Gregg Saunders
Granfer Cantle: John Boswall
Christian Cantle: William Waghorn
Johnny: Matthew Owens
Olly Dowden: Britta Smith
Vicar: John Breslin
Mummer: Daniel Newman


Brltpop: Then and Now
Top of the Pops performances by today's Britpop bandsjuxta posed with theirsixties inspirations. Includingthe Rolling Stones, Oasis, the Kinks, Blur, the Hollies, Menswear, Cast, the Beatles and Supergrass.
Producer RicBlaxhill

: The Third Annual Jools' Hootenanny

Welcome in the New Year in the company of Jools Holland and his rhythm and blues orchestra, with guests Eric Clapton , DrJohn, Supergrass,
Alanis Morissette and surf guitar legend Dick Dale. Also featuring David McAlmont , Audioweb and the Mike Flower Pops.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Alanis Morissette
Unknown: Dick Dale.
Unknown: David McAlmont
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Imagine: John Lennon

A revealing documentary using material released by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono. The film traces his Liverpool childhood, through the Beatie years, culminating in his assassination in December
1980. With narration by John Lennon. Director Andrew Solt (1988)
CotourandS/W Stereo .....................929739 * See Films: pages 56-63 ***


Unknown: Yoko Ono.
Unknown: John Lennon.
Director: Andrew Solt

: Weatherview

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