Join Frank, Selina, Nick, Debbie and Mike for a Christmas Eve cracker.
Special guests are Roland Rat Superstar, and the Choir of Westminster Abbey with their seasonal offering.
Selina Scott lights the candles on The Giving Tree and presents a dramatic account of her visit with the Red Cross to orphanages in Ethiopia. The Breakfast Time
Pantomime reaches its climax, and the Gift Shop opens its doors one last time. (Roland's Yuletide Binge, tomorrow at 11.30 am)
Hobo helps the captain of a boat when he finds villains among the crew.
Horace plays hookey and helps the Hunter blow the lid off the Fox's latest felony.
Today Bill Hartston introduces the knight's move, and more easy checkmates.
A cartoon based on Peanuts by CHARLES M. SCHULTZ
A Charlie Brown Christmas There are fairy lights on Snoopy's kennel and the children have decided to put on a play, but Charlie Brown still wants to know what
Christmas is really about. (R) (It's Your 20th Anniversary, Charlie Brown , 6.40pm BBC2)
Told by Eric Thompson. (R)
Story: "A Close Shave for Father Christmas" by Wayne Jackman
A special Christmas edition starring
Home for the Holidays
It is Christmas Eve and the Pembroke household is buzzing with activity.
Grandma Irene is expected for her annual visit and Charles is all set to leave to spend the holiday with his parents in Vermont - or is he?
Written by MICHAEL JACOBS Directed by ALAN RAFKIN
(Shown on Sunday at 11.50 am)
The second heat of BBC Television's junior motorcycling competition features 12 more talented riders from Cleveland, Hampshire, Tyne and Wear, Kent, the Isle of Man, Shropshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Pembrokeshire and Lancashire as they attempt to conquer a difficult course at Easton Neston in Northamptonshire.
(Next programme Boxing Day 12.20 pm)
with Richard Whitmore Weather News BILL GILES
Cliff Richard is the star guest in the climax of this year's Children's Christmas Carol Competition, presented by Paul Coia and Josephine Buchan.
Six finalists perform their own carols in front of a judging panel of celebrities chaired by Peter Skellern. Editor Peter Hercombe BBC Pebble Mill
A See-Saw programme (R)
The story of Cinderella The British film musical starring
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania live a sad young girl and an unhappy prince. Trapped in their different worlds, they need only to meet to fall in love ...
Bryan Forbes 's musical version of Cinderella has all the enchantment of the original fairy tale, while beautifully photographed and wittily scripted.
Gemma Craven in her film debut and Richard Chamberlain in his first musical receive fine support from an impressive British cast.
Montague ......JULIAN ORCHARD Queen.................LALLY BOWERS Palatine ......... SHERRIE HEWSON
Major-domo ........ JOHN TURNER Willoughby .......KEITH SKINNER Lady Caroline POLLYWILLIAMS Dress shop proprietor
Tailor .........ROY BARRACLOUGH
General...............PETER GRAVES First Lord of the Navy
Archbishop GEOFFREY BAYLDON
Music and lyrics by RICHARD M. SHERMAN and ROBERT B. SHERMAN Screenplay by BRYAN FORBES ROBERT B. SHERMAN and RICHARD M. SHERMAN
Produced by STUART LYONS Directed by BRYAN FORBES
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Keith Harris with Orville. Cuddles and Dippy and special guest star
Dana Also featuring Eli Woods
Ronnie Brody Los Martinos
Robbie Barnett and the Circus Dancers choreographed by IRVING DA VIES
Keith and Orville invite you to a spectacular circus fantasy with all the razzmatazz of the big top.
There's comedy, drama, a few surprises, and all the excitement of the sawdust ring.
Script GEORGE MARTIN and BRIAN MARSHALL
Musical director BARRY FRANCIS
Costume designer VALERIE SPOONER Sound supervisor DAVID THOMPSON Lighting director ROD LITHERLAND Designer ALAN SPALDING Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI
The traditional world-famous Service of Nine Lessons and Carols recorded specially for television in the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Director of Music
Organ Scholar RICHARD FARNES
Dean The Very Rev John Drury
Lighting PETER GREENYER Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Directed for television by JOHN VERNON
(Televised by permission of the Provost and Scholars of King's College. Cambridge)
with Richard Whitmore
In this special Christmas edition, Jimmy Savile OBE fixes it for ... a pumpkin to be a coach, Bo-Peep to find her sheep, and a panto horse to win the 3.15.
Plus some seasonal surprises. Sound RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN Lighting ERIC WALLIS Designer BOB STEER
Director MICHAEL LEGGO Producer ROGER ORDISH
The Pains are the Telly
Addict family of 1985. During their journey to that title they have beaten 15 other families and have answered over 300 questions about television correctly.
Tonight they meet a panel of television specialists.
Nina Myskow. TV critic
Barry Took. Points of View Michael Grade. Controller, BBC1
Larry Grayson, avid viewer Can the Pains beat the experts?
Production JOHN KING. JULIET MAY BBC Pebble Mill
Regional Variations (2)
There's a divorce, a proposal and a good old sing-along in the Queen Vic on Christmas Eve.
written by BARRY CRYER and NEIL SHAND starring
The snow is falling in gentle flakes, the gaslight is flickering on ancient mantles, and Charles Dickens is spinning in his grave.
Tonight Kenny presents his salute to the master's Christmas Carol with Michael Barrymore
Peter Cook , Spike Milligan Willie Rushton , John Wells and surprise guests, who appear as ghosts and other almost earthly beings. Sound GRAHAM WILKINSON
Lighting BERT POSTLETHWAITE Designers NIGEL CURZON and MARJORY PRATT
Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP
Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of celebrities from the world of entertainment. Guests include BBCl's Bergerac, John Nettles ; from Big Deal, Ray Brooks - alias Robby Box ; and comedians Eddie Large and Stan Boardman
David Coleman questions their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats, reviving memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport.
Director PETER HAYWARD Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester
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by JOHN KANE starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield AND
Studio lighting ALAN JEFFERY Studio sound ALAN MACHIN
Designer GEORGE KYRIAKIDES Directed by MARTIN SHARDLOW Produced by ROBIN NASH
with Richard Whitmore Weather News
The two first ladies of the New York police department starring and Entrapment
The criminals play a dirty game, so why not the cops?
That question hangs above a partnership, when Cagney steps over the limits to ensnare an elusive drugs dealer and asks Lacey to fabricate her account of the arrest. And what price the Isbecki-Petrie team, when a chance remark hits close to home?
Written by KEVIN SULLIVAN Directed by AL WAXMAN
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Val invites you to join him and his guests in a programme of music and fun for all the family. with his guests Pat Boone
James Galway Janet Brown
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate ROGER RICHARDS Written by CHRIS MILLER and VAL DOONICAN
Costume designer VERITY LEWIS Sound MIKE FELTON
Lighting KEN MACGREGOR Designer JOHN ANDERSON
Production YVONNE LITTLEWOOD
by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Richard Briers Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith with Paul Eddington
Tom and Barbara, Margo and Jerry, plan their respective Christmases - but neither goes according to plan.
Designer PAUL MUNTING
Producer JOHN HOWARD DAVIES (R)
from the Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid at Ripon.
For 1,300 years Christians have gathered on this site for worship. Join the congregation as they celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient minster. Introduced by Canon David Ford
Celebrant and preacher The Very Rev
Christopher Campling Organist and Master of the Choristers RONALD PERRIN Assistant organist MARCUS HUXLEY
Carols: 0 little town of Bethlehem; 0 come all ye faithful; Hark, the herald angels sing
Readings (RSV): Isaiah 9, w 2,6-7; 1 John 4, w 7-14; John 1, w 1-14 ASB Rite B
Communion Setting - Perrin Sound ROY BRADSHAW Lighting GEOFF LOMAS Television presentation NOEL VINCENT