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: One Magic Christmas

Disney fantasy drama. An angel somes down to Earth to show a depressed young mother the true meaning of Christmas after her family faces eviction.
Director Phillip Borsos (1985. U) (S) Films: pp 51-80 **


Director: Phillip Borsos

: Teletubbies

Ends 12.00
Advent Calendar , Continuing the countdown. (S)
Then See It Saw Word-search game show, hosted by Mark Speight. Last in the series. (R) (S)


Unknown: Mark Speight.

: Oscar's Orchestra

Musical animation, featuring the voice of actor Dudley Moore. (R)


Unknown: Dudley Moore.

: Rugrats

Cartoon fun with the ' nappy-clad toddlers. (R)

: Kenan and Kel

Kenan devises a money-making plan. (R)

: Microsoap

Comedy drama. Joe is worried about household security after his friend Toby is burgled.
Shown last Wednesday BBCl (S)

: Grange Hill

Cracker tries to make money out of the sixth-formers. Written by Jeff Povey (R) (S)


Written By: Jeff Povey

: Sort It

Last in the current series ; offering a youthful perspective on topical issues.
Then Rewind 1998: Fire in the Forest An 11-year-old's harrowing account of a rain-forest fire in Brazil. (R) (S)
Then 1999: the Millennium Starts
Here. A teenager's impressions of life in Greenwich. Last in series. (R) (S)

: Robot Wars

More showdowns in the arena between radio-controlled fighting machines. Presented by Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester.
Shown last Friday (S) Next edition on New Year's Eve at 8pm


Presented By: Craig Charles

: The Big Knights

The first two episodes in a new 13-part animated comedy series about bumbling twin knights, voiced by Brian Blessed and David Rintoul. See Choice.
12.45 Knights in Distress. King Otto has to turn on a hydroelectric dam. With the guest voice of Timothy West. (S)
12.55 Ethel and the Imp.
Mrs Minion lets the knights fend for themselves for a day. (S) Next episode Tuesday at 12.40pm


Unknown: David Rintoul.
Unknown: Timothy West.
Unknown: Mrs Minion

: Around Westminster

Political issues affecting London, with Shaun Ley. REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by John Inverdale.
1.35 Ski Sunday World Cup action from the men's downhill at Val Gardena, Italy, plus highlights of the women's event from St Moritz, Switzerland. With Hazel Irvine. Commentary by Julian Tutt and Matt Chilton.
2.15 Insiders' Guide to the Olympics A special edition on up-and-coming British athletes.
2.30 Short-track Speed Skating
Action from Milton Keynes of the : recent British championships, described by Paul Dickenson. ,
2.40 Show Jumping The sport's top names compete for World
Cup points at Olympia in London. Commentary by Michael Tucker , Stephen Hadley and Clare Balding.
3.55 Swimming Coverage from Sheffield of the final day of the British championships, where 12 titles will be decided.
5.00 Rugby Union European Cup highlights from Bath v Swansea, with commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith , plus a roundup of the weekend's other games. i Producer Jonny Bramley ; Editor
Michael Cole (W)


Introduced By: John Inverdale.
Unknown: Hazel Irvine.
Commentary By: Julian Tutt
Commentary By: Matt Chilton.
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Paul Dickenson.
Commentary By: Michael Tucker
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Jonny Bramley
Editor: Michael Cole

: Bugsy Malone

Spoof gangster musical in which all the characters are played by children. New York, 1929: Fat Sam's operations are being "splurged" by Dandy Dan 's new weapon. To thwart his foe, Sam enlists the help of tough guy Bugsy Malone.
Director Alan Parker (1976, U) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ****


Unknown: Dandy Dan
Unknown: Bugsy Malone.
Director: Alan Parker
Bugsy Malone: Scott Baio
Tallulah: Jodie Foster
Blousey: Florrie Dugger
Fat Sam: John Cassisi
Dandy Dan: Martin Lev
Leroy: Paul Murphy
Fizzy Humpty: Albin Jenkins
Baby Face: Dexter Fletcher

: Renaissance

Light and Liberty. The penultimate instalment of Andrew Graham-Dixon 's quest focuses on Venice. Founded as a trading centre by refugees, the jewel of the Adriatic became the unlikely source of the greatest painters of light and colour, including Bellini, Titian and Giorgione.
Meanwhile, from the Veneto, the Venetian mainland, came the romance of Arcadia and the magic of Palladian villas. The final part can be seen on Thursday at 7pm.
Producer Jamie Muir ; Executive producer Nicholas Rossiter (S) (w)
Followed by One Man and His Dog -the Previews A profile of experienced Shropshire shepherd Jack Chamberlain and his dog Nell. (S) (W)


Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Producer: Jamie Muir
Producer: Nicholas Rossiter
Unknown: Jack Chamberlain

: In Sickness and in Health

A special Christmas episode of the comedy, first shown in 1987, starring Warren Mitchell as the irascible Alf Garnett. Alf goes into hospital over the holidays for a hip replacement.
Written by Johnny Speight
Director Richard Boden : Producer Roger Race (R) (S)


Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Alf Garnett.
Written By: Johnny Speight
Director: Richard Boden
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Arthur: Arthur English
Mrs Hollingberry: Carmel McSharry
Winston: Eamonn Walker
MrsJohnson: Eileen Kennally
Fred Johnson: Ken Campbell

: Have I Got News for You

Highlights from the last two series, which featured guests including Glenda Jackson. The show returns next year.
DirectorPaul Wheeler; Producer Giles Pilbrow Shown last Friday (S) (W)


Unknown: Glenda Jackson.
Producer: Giles Pilbrow

: The BBC/Bafta Lifetime Achievement Tribute

An evening celebrating the career of Richard Attenborough begins with a star-studded tribute marking his contribution to the film industry across nearly 60 years as an actor, director and producer. The National Film Theatre, London, is the venue for the celebration, hosted by Ben Kingsley , the Oscar-winning star of Attenborough's Gandhi. See Choice. Director Ben Kellett ; Producer Tom Webber (S) (W) Andrew Duncan meets Richard Attenborough : page 22


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Director: Ben Kellett
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Richard Attenborough

: Shadowlands

Romantic drama, based on a true story, directed by Richard Attenborough as part of a double bill that concludes the short season of films celebrating his acclaimed body of work. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.
CS Lewis, Oxford don and well-known children's author, appears to be content with his quiet academic life. Then he agrees to meet American poet Joy Gresham , whose forthright personality seems to be at odds with Lewis's unadventurous routine. But, overthe course of a Christmas spent together, his feelings begin to change. Widescreen. CS "Jack" Lewis Anthony Hopkins
(1993, U) (S) (W) Films: pp 51-80 *****


Directed By: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Debra Winger.
Unknown: Joy Gresham
Unknown: Lewis Anthony Hopkins
JoyGresham: Debra Winger
Christopher Riley: John Wood
Warnie Lewis: Edward Hardwicke
Douglas Gresham: Joseph Mazzello
Desmond Arding: Julian Fellowes
Arnold Dopliss: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Harry Harrington: Michael Denison
Doctor Craig: Peter Firth
Bob Chafer: Andrew Seear
Nick Farrell: Tim McMullan
Rupert Parrish: Andrew Hawkins

: Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Drama, the second film in tonight's double bill concluding the Richard Attenborough season.
Brooding resentments have warped Myra Savage 's sanity.
Claiming to be a medium, she craves recognition for her abilities, but even her devoted husband is shocked by the lengths she will go to achieve her aims. Ends 2.40am
Director Bryan Forbes (1964) (BW) (S) Films: pp 51-80 ***


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Myra Savage
Director: Bryan Forbes
Myra: Kim Stanley
Billy: Richard Attenborough
Clayton: Mark Eden
Mrs Clayton: Nanette Newman
Amanda: Judith Donner
Supt Walsh: Patrick Magee

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