Ceefax AM starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel - available to all viewers.
Join Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood in the countdown to Christmas. Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55
News, weather and travel from local BBC studios at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57,8.27
Sports news at 7.20 and 8.20 A review of the papers at 8.37 Including this morning:
The first news from Selina Scott after her Red Cross flight to Ethiopia bearing the fruits of the Breakfast Time Giving Tree. Look out too for some familiar faces in the latest edition of the Breakfast Time Christmas Pantomime. If you are still stuck on your shopping list drop in to the Breakfast Gift Shop for last minute ideas. And for
Britain's Superdad Christmas comes two days early.
German shepherd dog Hobo has the freedom of the road to find adventure, anytime, anywhere.
Hobo guards an abandoned baby and helps return it to its mother.
The Fox finds out there's more than one way to win a tennis match.
with Bill Hartston
The first in a series of programmes introducing chess to complete beginners. There are also some tips for more experienced young players. Producer RICHARD VAUGHAN
A cartoon series based on Peanuts by CHARLES M. SCHULTZ
It's a Mystery Charlie Brown Snoopy plays the great detective in this strange, mysterious story of the vanishing bird's nest. (R)
When it was Christmas Told by Richard Briers Written by GRANGE CALVELEY Animation BOB GODFREY (R)
Christmas is coming, yes indeed,
We must be sure that we've got all we need!
Presenter Wayne Jackman Guest Carol Chell
Story: Angelina's Christmas by KATHARINE HOLABIRD
Illustrated by HELEN CRAIG
Christmas at Canterbury
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A special Christmas edition of The Pink Panther Show featuring the optimistic, indestructible panther who is permanently in-the-pink.
The world famous cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.
The first of three heats of BBC television's junior motorcycling competition for the Lombard Tricity Trophy. Twelve talented riders, aged between 8 and 15, from as far apart as Yorkshire, Powys and Surrey, tackle natural and man-made obstacles over a tricky course on Lord Hesketh's estate in Northamptonshire. Commentators
PETER PURVES and JACK STTTES Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC PebbleMiU
with Richard Whitmore
News headlines with subtitles
1.0 Regional News
Weather News MICHAEL FISH
with Magnus Magnusson Paul Coia , Marian Foster and Josephine Buchan
Today Pebble Mill at One sends out its annual invitation to the stars of stage and screen to attend the foyer Christmas party.
Among the many celebrities popping in to add their own sparkling brand of Christmas cheer are Keith Harris and Orville, Black Lace, Willie Rushton and plenty more. Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill
A See-Saw programme
Everybody in Pigeon Street is going on holiday. Mr Macadoo wants to go too, and Gerald and Mr Baskerville look after his pet shop while he's away.
Victor McLaglen Maureen O'Hara
Ernest Borgnine Joan Crawford
Douglas Fairbanks Jr Cary Grant
Sterling Hayden Rita Hayworth
Charles Laughton Barbara Stanwyck Marlene Dietrich and a cast of thousands! This feature-length compilation film pays tribute to the tough guys and gals of Hollywood and rediscovers some of the great moments of adventure and romance in such movies as The Quiet Man, Gunga Din , Rio Grande, The
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Sands oflwo Jima and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.
Narrated by Art Linkletter
Written by JAMES R. SILKE and G. DAVID SCHINE
Produced and directed by G. DAVID SCHINE
3.52 Regional News
A Play School pantomime
Written and narrated by Brian Cant with Carol Chell, Carol Leader, Wayne Jackman and Brian Jameson
Bobby is in trouble when he finds his long-lost sister is working for the wicked Buzz Mason to attack the earth's Guardstar.
Can it be true that Father Christmas is stealing the children's presents?
SuperTed gets snowed under with calls for help. Producer MIKE YOUNG
Director DAVE EDWARDS (R)
Last part of a serial in 13 episodes by JOAN EADINGTON Jonny's kite is nearly ready when Albert's scheme for a water balloon battle starts off with a typical disaster.
Dog handler PAULINE CLIFT Designer PAUL MUNTING
Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE
with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Prunella and Peter's cupboard bore -
No food or presents anywhere,
But a box, a newt and a tube of glue
Make Peter Piper's dreams come true.
There're panto thrills and spills galore
Don't miss this Christmas treat in store!
Peter Piper's Pantomime Puzzle with Prunella Pennypincher, Pollyanna Perfect, Norman the newt, Squeezy the tube of glue, plus a cast of thousands - all bearing an uncanny resemblance to Simon, Janet and Peter - not forgetting Goldie, who also plays a starring role!
And on the last Blue Peter before Christmas, catch up with the latest 'Lend an Ear' Appeal news and join in with a carol around the tree, with the massed choirs Of Allfarthing Primary School, Warlingham County Secondary School, the BBC Symphony Chorus accompanied by the Band of the Chalk Farm branch of The Salvation Army
Book, Blue Peter 22nd Book, Â£3.25; video, Blue Peter Makes BBCV/BBCB 9007 from retailers
A winter wonderland of snow and ice may look attractive on Christmas cards, but it can prove a hostile landscape, especially to unhatched chicks, home-loving cats and inquisitive penguins as Rolf Harris explains in his latest collection of seasonal cartoons.
Videotape editor ROY DEMERY Director BRUCE MILLAR Producer DAVID PLATT
with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey followed by Weather News
There's just a little time to send a card back to the people who've sent you one but you've crossed them off the list this year. There's just time to find the lights for the tree and discover they've fused. There's just time to strangle the carol singers who only know two lines. Then sit back and enjoy 40 minutes with Terry and his guests, live at the Television Theatre.
A special edition of this popular music show in which Dave Lee Travis presents specially-made visual interpretations of some famous pre-video Christmas hits. Producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill
Introduced by Ernie Wise A star-studded holiday special starring
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Written by EDDIE BRABEN with special guests Vanessa Redgrave Hannah Gordon The New Seekers John Hanson and guest appearances by Yehudi Menuhin Rudolf Nureyev Laurence Olivier Andre Previn featuring Arthur Tolcher
Musical arrangements and orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT
Dance director ERNEST MAXIM Producer JOHN AMMONDS (R)
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Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Weather News
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, John Houseman
Legend has it that a treasure ship lured by wreckers onto the shallows off Antonia Bay was enveloped by a strange, supernatural fog as it sank. When this fog returns, the murdered seamen will rise from their watery graves and seek vengeance. A hundred years later, on the eve of the town's centenary celebrations, a local radio station broadcasts a fog warning - the prelude to a harrowing night of terror for the people of Antonio Bay.
Screenplay by JOHN CARPENTER and DEBRA HILL
Produced by DEBRA HILL
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A tribute from the world of show business introduced by Frank Bough from the London Hilton, Park Lane. The Variety Club of Great Britain, one of the world's greatest children's charities, honours the 'Sweetheart of the Forces' and celebrates with her 50 years of show business.
With special guests Paul Daniels
A gardening tribute from Alan Titchmarsh
Peter Seabrook and contributions from Lord Chalfont
Sir John Mogg
Sir Harry Secombe and Elaine Page
Trumpeters from THE ROYAL MARINES. HER MAJESTY'S
COLDSTREAM GUARDS and the CENTRAL BAND OF THE RAF (by permission of the Commanding Officers) conducted by WING
COMMANDER ERIC BANKS,
Principal Director of Music, Royal Air Force
Musical director LAURIE HOLLOWAY Additional material RONNIE CASS Lighting ALAN WOOLFORD Sound BARRY HAWES
Designer ROGER HARRIS
Director ANDREA CONWAY Producer KEN GRIFFIN
starring with Get Me Through the Holidays Alex's plans to work instead of celebrating Christmas are altered when his ex-wife,
Phyllis, shows up asking him to help her out of the holiday blues. One antidote might be a visit to Latka and Simka's
'traditional' Christmas party, where all the cabbies are in for a big surprise ...
Written by KEN ESTIN . SAM simon Directed by MICHAEL ZINBERG