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: Henson's Animal Show

JPuppet animal chat show. Repeat

: Playdays

Morris and Milly have a mystery to solve. Repeat

: Joe 90.


: Bitsa

Household junk is turned intosomething special. Repeat Stereo ..

: Highlander

Cartoon about an immortal hero. Repeat Stereo

: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Animated antics
Of an arachnid. Repeat

: Mighty Max

Cartoon about an unwilling superhero. Repeat Stereo.

: Ship to Shore

Australian comedy drama. Kelvin tries to turn Babe into a rock Star.


: Grange Hill

The series from 1988.
Susi and Chrissy start a new craze.
Written by Margaret Simpson Repeat


Unknown: Gonch John McMahon
Unknown: Ziggy George Christopher
Unknown: Chrissy Sonya Kearns
Unknown: Susi Lynne Radford
Written By: Margaret Simpson

: Short Change

Tim Vincent looks back at investigations from the consumer programme for young people. A new series begins next month. Stereo ............. ADDRESS: write with report suggestions to Short Change. PO Box 222, London W12 6SH

: Bay City

Action drama aboutfour friends in Western Australia. Repeat

: The O Zone

The pop music magazine looks back on 1996 and forward to some treats in store for 1997, including East 17's new release. Revised at 7.10pm Stereo.

: Singled Out

The return of the dating game show from America. Presented by Chris Hardwick and Jenny McCarthy.


Presenter: Chris Hardwick
Presenter: Jenny McCarthy

: Brothers and Sisters

Gospel church drama serial, first shown last year as part of TheA Force.
Rivalries emerge afterthe pastor's death. Sister Rose Peters NINA BADEN-SEMPER , Johnathon
Peters DAVID HAREWOOD , Aquilla Peters MARCIA ROSE, LesterJOHN BROBBEY, Petronella SANDRABEE, Elder
Gittens JOSEPH MARCELL , SisterGittensDONACROLL, Daren Gittens
CUNTON KENYON , Latifa Etienne RAY FEARON Written by AmmaAsante Repeat


Unknown: Nina Baden-Semper
Unknown: David Harewood
Unknown: Marcia Rose,
Unknown: Gittens Joseph Marcell
Unknown: Cunton Kenyon
Unknown: Ray Fearon

: The Simpsons: Homer's Night Out

Homer lets his hair down.
Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 5.45pm

: Journey's End - the Saga of Star Trek: the Next Generation

Actor Jonathan Frakes (William Riker in Star Trek: the Next Generation) tells the story of the popular sci-fi series, which continues on Wednesday at 6pm.
(Star Trek: Voyager is at 7.05pm)


Narrator: Jonathan Frakes

: Knights of the Round Table

f Medieval adventure starring Robert Taylor , Ava Gardner
Arthur of Pendragon is determined to bring peace to his beloved England.
Showing in widescreen format.
Sir Lancelot ROBERTTAYLOR, Queen Guinevere AVA
Director Richard Thorpe (1953) .... * See Films: pages 50-55 ***


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Queen Guinevere Ava
Unknown: King Arthur Mel Ferrer
Unknown: Sir Modred Stanley Baker
Unknown: Anne Crawford
Director: Richard Thorpe

: Ski Sunday

The latest World Cup skiing action.
Featuring the men's skijumping at the giant Bergisel Hill at Innsbruck and men and women slalom skiers competing in Slovenia. Plus a look at snowboarding.
Introduced by Julian Tutt.


Introduced By: Julian Tutt.

: Rugby Special

Featuring European Rugby Cup semi-final highlights, with England's sole survivors Leicester taking on Toulouse, and Cardiff facinga tough match against Brive. Plus the best of this weekend's
League action. With John Inverdale.
Editor Gerard Lane


Unknown: John Inverdale.
Editor: Gerard Lane

: Darts

Coverage of the World Professional
Darts championship, from the Lakeside Country Club, Surrey. Three more first-round matches were played this afternoon, and one of those was scheduled to feature number four seed
Richie Burnett , last year's runner-up. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.


Unknown: Richie Burnett
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Star Trek: Voyager: Learning Curve

Tuvok's attempts to teach Maquis crew members to follow Star Fleet regulations lead to trouble. Meanwhile, a strange virus invades the ship's circuitry, endangering the lives of everyone on board.
(Star Trek: the Next Generation, Wednesday at 6pm)


Captain Kathryn Janeway: Kate Mulgrew
Chakotay: Robert Beltran
B'Elanna Torres: Roxann Biggs-Dawson
Kes: Jennifer Lien
Lt Tom Paris: Robert Duncan McNeill
The Doctor: Robert Picardo
Neelix: Ethan Phillips
Tuvok: Tim Russ
Harry Kim: Garrett Wang
Dalby: Armand Schultz
Chell: Derek McGrath
Geron: Kenny Morrison
Henley: Catherine MacNeal
Henry Thomas: Alexander Dekker

: London International Boat Show

A report from Earls Court on the exhibits at the 43rd London International Boat
Show, which is open until January 12.
The event includes a range of sailboats and powerboats, the latest in Ribs and sportsboats, all the equipment necessaryforwatersports and a special section on affordable boating. The programme also visits boatyards at home and abroad, and takes a special shopping expedition. Presented by Sally Taylor , Steve Knight and Rob Curling.
Producer Magda Gulvin Stereo


Presented By: Sally Taylor
Presented By: Steve Knight
Presented By: Rob Curling.
Producer: Magda Gulvin

: The Life and Times of Alf Garnett

Writer and comedian Arthur Smith presents a documentary exploring the character of Alf Garnett, who first appeared on British television screens in 1966 in Till Death Us Do Part and has been causing controversy ever since.

In Alf Garnett, writer Johnny Speight created a character who was both loved and loathed. As he pointed out generational conflict and political and racial tensions, some accused the show of blasphemy and incitement to racial hatred. Others praised it for satirising prejudice, while still others loved the character for his views.
This programme features news and entertainment footage from the sixties, classic clips from Till Death Us Do Part, and interviews with cast members Warren Mitchell, Una Stubbs and Tony Booth, writer Johnny Speight and committed opponent of the show Mary Whitehouse.
(An episode of Till Death Us Do Part follows at 9.30pm)

(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Arthur Smith
Interviewee: Warren Mitchell
Interviewee: Una Stubbs
Interviewee: Tony Booth
Interviewee: Johnny Speight
Interviewee: Mary Whitehouse
Producer: Peter Higgins
Executive Producer: Tony Moss

: Till Death Us Do Part: A House with Love in It

Following tonight's documentary, there's another chance to see the first of several classic episodes of Johnny Speight's ground-breaking sitcom.
Michael and Rita decide to take Alf and Else out to a posh French restaurant to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.
(Black and white) (Repeat)


Writer: Johnny Speight
Director: Douglas Argent
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Michael: Anthony Booth
Else: Dandy Nicholls
Rita: Una Stubbs

: In the Name of the Father

Film Premiere. Drama, based on a true story, starring Daniel Day-Lewis,
Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch
On 5 October 1974, two bombs destroy pubs in Guildford, killing five people. Later, three men and a woman are sentenced to life imprisonment after being tried and convicted of causing the expiosions. They become known as the Guildford Four, and their lawyers and supporters begin a 14-year campaign to secure their release. (1993, 15)
See Films: pages 50-55 ****


Director: Jim Sheridan
Gerry Conlon: Daniel Day-Lewis
Gareth Peirce: Emma Thompson
Guiseppe Conlon: Pete Postlethwaite
Paul Hill: John Lynch
Paddy Armstrong: Mark Sheppard
Carole Richardson: Beatie Edney
Sarah Conlon: Marie Jones
Annie Maguire: Britta Smith
Robert Dixon: Corin Redgrave
Joe McAndrew: Don Baker
Benbay: Paterson Joseph
Chief PO Barker: John Benfield
Ronnie Smalls: Frank Harper
Girl in pub: Alison Crosbie
Guildford soldier: Philip King
IRA man: Nye Heron
IRA man: Seamus Moran
IRA man: Billy Byrne
Danny: Anthony Brophy
Tommo: Frankie McCafferty
Girl in commune: Saffron Burrows

: Darts

Further action from the 1997 World Professional Darts championship, taking place at the Lakeside Country Club, Surrey. Dougie Donnelly introduces highlights of tonight's matches, which should have featured Mike Gregory, Roland Scholten and Ronnie Baxter.
Followed by Weatherview


Presenter: Mike Gregory

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