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Ever wondered what Animal was like as a nipper; or if Miss Piggy looked glamorous in nappies; or whether Kermit was born a leader? Now is the chance to find out in Raiders of the Lost Muppet

Hide 'n' seek is fun, until Animal disappears and the trail leads the Muppet babies into the Basement of Doom.

Contributors

Created for television by:
Jim Henson

celebrates Christmas.

Around the Christmas Tree with Bryan Murray and Shireen Shah and the children of Great Moor Junior School, Stockport.

BBC Manchester

Contributors

Writer:
Arthur Scholey
Script editor:
Noel Vincent
Director:
Celia Thomson
Producer:
Judy Merry

A celebration, in worship and prayer, of the birth of the Saviour. The speaker is
The Rt Rev Jim Thompson , Bishop of Stepney, and the service is introduced by Linda Mary Evans from a viewer's home in Birmingham. Director SIMON HAMMOND Producer ELIZABETH GORT

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Thompson
Introduced By:
Linda Mary Evans
Director:
Simon Hammond
Producer:
Elizabeth Gort

starring
Walter Brennan
Matthew Garber
Karen Dotrice
Millionaire Mulrooney takes his grandchildren Elizabeth and Rodney tor a picnic in the Redwood Forest. While wandering in the woods, Elizabeth meets Jasper, a young gnome and his grandfather, Knobby, but soon discovers the gnomes have a serious problem.
Screenplay by ELLIS KADISON Based on the novel by UPTON SINCLAIR
Directed by ROBERT STEVENSON A WALT DISNEY production
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Contributors

Unknown:
Walter Brennan
Unknown:
Matthew Garber
Unknown:
Karen Dotrice
Unknown:
Millionaire Mulrooney
Play By:
Ellis Kadison
Novel By:
Upton Sinclair
Directed By:
Robert Stevenson
D J Mulrooney/Knobby:
Walter Brennan
Rodney:
Matthew Garber
Elizabeth:
Karen Dotrice
Ralph Yarby:
Richard Deacon
Jasper:
Tom Lowell
Horatio Quaxton:
Sean McClory
Rufus:
Ed Wynn
DrScroggins:
Charles Lane

The BBC are thrilled to present one of the most sensitive performing artistes, Roland Rat Superstar in a sparkling celebration of his historic move to the BBC. With Errol, the hamster Glenis, the guinea-pig Kevin, the gerbil and Little Reggie
Plus their special guests Russell Grant
Frankie Howerd
Jan Leeming , Ian McCaskill
Beryl Reid , Valerie Singleton With JEANNETTE CHARLES
JAMES SAXON , THE CHILDREN
FROM THE BARBARA SPEAKE
STAGE SCHOOL
Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM
Designer VICTOR MEREDITH Director TONY NEWMAN Producer STANLEY APPEL
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Grant
Unknown:
Frankie Howerd
Unknown:
Jan Leeming
Unknown:
Ian McCaskill
Unknown:
Beryl Reid
Unknown:
Valerie Singleton
Unknown:
Jeannette Charles
Unknown:
James Saxon
Unknown:
Dickie Higham
Designer:
Victor Meredith
Director:
Tony Newman
Producer:
Stanley Appel
Producer:
Michael Hurll

From the top of London's British Telecom Tower,
Noel Edmonds presents a live outside broadcast uniting families and friends throughout the world.
British relief workers in Africa are linked with their families in Britain by the first live television satellite broadcast from the Sudan.
Mike Smith goes out and about with the BBCtv helicopter camera.
The Krankies play host to the highest Christmas party on a jumbo jet flying over Britain. Noel is joined by a host of comedy guests for a morning of fun and family reunions. Join in by calling [number removed] during the programme with your dedications and Christmas messages.

Contributors

Presenter:
Noel Edmonds
Reporter:
Mike Smith
Entertainers:
The Krankies
Production:
Michael Hurll

Regional Variations (2)

Top of the Pops Christmas Party

BBC One London

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC One London

Gary Davies, Janice Long, Dixie Peach, John Peel and Steve Wright present the most popular hits of 1985, with stars in the studio and on video, first broadcast on 25 December 1985.

Contributors

Presenter:
Gary Davies
Presenter:
Janice Long
Presenter:
Dixie Peach
Presenter:
John Peel
Presenter:
Steve Wright

in the presence of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, in aid of the NSPCC. A gala, including Floella Benjamin, Christopher Biggins, Julie Brown, Roy Castle, Fiona Chadwick, The Cheeky Bits, Keith Chegwin, Bernie Clifton, John Craven, Jimmy Cricket, Suzanne Dando, Peter Duncan, Wayne Eagling, Janet Ellis, The Endresz Family, Jan Francis, Rusty Goffe, The Great Soprendo, The Halfwits, Keith Harris and Orville, Rolf Harris, Martin Harvey, Rod Hull and Emu, John Inman, Antony Johns, Casey Lee Jolleys, The Krankies, Bonnie Langford, Annabelle Lanyon Masquerade, Barbara Newman, Paul Nicholas, Grant Olding, Su Pollard, Mike Read, Roland Rat, Angela Rippon, Gian Sammarco, Jimmy Savile OBE, Leo Sayer, Carol Lee Scott, Wayne Sleep Freddie Stevens, Sue Stevens, CHILDREN OF THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL, WHITE LODGE, THE CORONA CHILDREN, PEGGY O'FARRELL STAGE SCHOOL, THE DOUGIE SQUIRES DANCERS.
Introduced by Mike Smith
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Costume designer NICHOLAS ROCKER
Sound BARRIE HAWES
Lighting BILL MILLAR, STAN SNAPE
Designer MARTIN COLLINS
Associate producer and choreographer DOUGIE SQUIRES
Production YVONNE LITTLEWOOD

Contributors

Unknown:
Floella Benjamin
Unknown:
Christopher Biggins
Unknown:
Julie Brown
Unknown:
Roy Castle
Unknown:
Fiona Chadwick
Unknown:
Keith Chegwin
Unknown:
Bernie Clifton
Unknown:
John Craven
Unknown:
Jimmy Cricket
Unknown:
Suzanne Dando
Unknown:
Peter Duncan
Unknown:
Wayne Eagling
Unknown:
Janet Ellis
Unknown:
Jan Francis
Unknown:
Rusty Goffe
Unknown:
Keith Harris
Unknown:
Rolf Harris
Unknown:
Martin Harvey
Unknown:
Rod Hull
Unknown:
John Inman
Unknown:
Antony Johns
Unknown:
Casey Lee Jolleys
Unknown:
Bonnie Langford
Unknown:
Annabelle Lanyon
Unknown:
Barbara Newman
Unknown:
Paul Nicholas
Unknown:
Grant Olding
Unknown:
Su Pollard
Unknown:
Mike Read
Unknown:
Roland Rat
Unknown:
Angela Rippon
Unknown:
Gian Sammarco
Unknown:
Jimmy Savile OBE
Unknown:
Leo Sayer
Unknown:
Carol Lee Scott
Unknown:
Wayne Sleep
Unknown:
Freddie Stevens
Unknown:
Sue Stevens
Unknown:
Peggy O'Farrell
Introduced By:
Mike Smith
Director:
Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown:
Barrie Hawes
Unknown:
Bill Millar
Unknown:
Stan Snape
Designer:
Martin Collins
Unknown:
Yvonne Littlewood

Based on The Lord God Made Them All by JAMES HERRIOT Written by JOHNNY BYRNE starring
James, Helen and their children share Skeldale House with the practice.
Tristan, now working for the ministry, has picked up the threads of an old romance and Siegfried looks forward to the accelerating pace of progress.
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON Photographed by NORMAN SHEPHERD Designer DUGALD FINDLAY Produced by BILL SELLARS Directed by PETER MOFFATT
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Contributors

Unknown:
James Herriot
Written By:
Johnny Byrne
Composed By:
Johnny Pearson
Unknown:
Norman Shepherd
Designer:
Dugald Findlay
Produced By:
Bill Sellars
Directed By:
Peter Moffatt
James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried:
Robert Hardy
Tristan:
Peter Davison
Helen:
Carol Drinkwater
Sister Rose:
Irene Sutcliffe
Mr Mount:
John Woodvine
Fu Manchu:
Paul Gee
Mrs Greenlaw:
Judy Wilson
Jimmy Herriot:
Oliver Wilson
Rosie Herriot:
Rebecca Smith
Debbie Mount:
Judi Maynard
Mr Ripley:
Graham Rigby
Clem Hudson:
Tony Capstick
Dick Hudson:
Nigel Collins
Herbert Hudson:
James Tear
Forsyth:
Finetime Fontayne
Walt Barnett:
George Little
Landlord:
D. J . Huckerby
Josh Anderson:
Bobby Knutt
Sidney:
Alan Hulse
Fred:
Tommy Harper
Waiter:
Sean Glenn
Mr Edgeworth:
Bill Lund

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1960
The entertainment staffs troubles have only just begun, when they discover there's an [ emerald necklace hidden somewhere on the camp.
(Ceefax Subtitles)

Contributors

Writer:
Jimmy Perry
Writer:
David Croft
Designer:
Andree Welstead Hornby
Producer/Director:
David Croft
Ted Bovis:
Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh:
Ruth Madoc
Spike:
Jeffrey Holland
Peggy:
Su Pollard
Sqn Ldr Clive Dempster, DFC:
David Griffin
Fred Quilly:
Felix Bowness
Yvonne:
Diane Holland
Barry:
Barry Howard
Sylvia:
Nikki Kelly
April:
Linda Regan
Yellowcoat boys:
The Webb Twins
Yellowcoat boy:
Chris Andrews
Dawn:
Laura Jackson
Babs:
Julie-Christian Young
Elderly man:
John Rutland
Marjorie:
Jeanne Mockford
Steve:
Richard Speight
Eunice:
Lucy Gould

Regional Variations (2)

Only Fools and Horses

To Hull and Back

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

on BBC One West

The 1985 Christmas special of the classic sitcom. The Trotter family embark on a money-making adventure which takes them to Hull and back.

Regional Variations (2)

The Two Ronnies

Series 12

Episode 1

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC One West

In this Christmas edition of the comedy show, a man goes to the vet concerned about his pet tortoise. Phil Collins performs Against All Odds.

Terry deserts his little home on Shepherd's Bush Green to fly out to Denver for Christmas at the Carrington mansion.
He says, 'At the outset, let me point out that this is no reflection on my wife's cooking, although I feel I did get short-changed with the brown meat last Christmas.
However, when the invitation came from Denver to join the Carringtons over their groaning festive board, I felt that, for your sakes, I couldn't refuse.
'It means, of course, that my little children will not have their regular Christmas treat of seeing Daddy slump senseless into the pudding, nor burst into tears at not getting the wishbone.
But they will understand. The viewers come first.
Anyway, what red-blooded male could pass up the chance of tasting Krystle's mince pies?'
(Wogan can be seen again on Friday at 7.0pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Terry Wogan
Researcher:
Irene Levin
Producer:
Jon Plowman
Series Producer:
Frances Whitaker

starring
Paul Newman
Sally Field
A prominent Miami union leader has disappeared without trace. Frustrated by the lack of clues, ruthless government inspector Elliot Rosen puts the pressure on Michael Gallagher , a wholesale liquor merchant whose father was a gangster. Turning the screws tighter, Rosen leaks that Gallagher is a prime suspect to Megan Carter , an ambitious reporter on the Miami Standard.
With the law, the press, and the mob against him, Gallagher is forced to take extreme measures ...
Screenplay by KURT LUEDTKE Produced and directed by SYDNEY POLLACK
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Newman
Unknown:
Sally Field
Unknown:
Elliot Rosen
Unknown:
Michael Gallagher
Unknown:
Megan Carter
Play By:
Kurt Luedtke
Directed By:
Sydney Pollack
Gallagher:
Paul Newman
Megan:
Sally Field
Rosen:
Bob Balaban
Teresa:
Melinda Dillon
Malderone:
Luther Adler
Waddell:
Barry Primus
McAdam:
Josef Sommer
Davidek:
John Harkins
Quinn:
Don Hood
Wells:
Wilford Brimley
Eddie Frost:
Arnie Ross
Nickie:
Anna Marie Napoles
Sarah:
Shelley Spurlock

BBC One London

About BBC One

BBC One is a TV channel that started broadcasting on the 20th April 1964. It replaced BBC Television.

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