A See-Saw programme. (R)
Hobo rescues some kidnap victims and recovers valuable stolen furs.
The Fox tries to make a killing out of phoney Wall Street journals.
Bill Hartston takes a look at the queen and the bishops with young chess players.
A cartoon series based on Peanuts by CHARLES M. SCHULTZ It was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown
Lucy gets bossy at the children's summer camp, until Charlie's dog, Snoopy, evens the score. Even so, Lucy will never admit when she's beaten. (R)
Christmas Box with the voices of Kenneth Williams Written and directed by NICK SPARGO (R)
Hot chestnuts, hot chestnuts, You can't resist that lovely smell
They'll help to warm your hands as well!
Presenter Wayne Jackman
Guests Floella Benjamin lain Lauchlan
Story: Chestnuts at the Frost Fair by WAYNE JACKMAN
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Musicians WILL HILL. PHIL TODD
Graphics OLIVER ELMS. JOANNA ISLES Director GREG CHILDS
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE
Preparations for the annual Wormingham Christmas
Celebrations are progressing nicely until Bert Worm tries to help. His clumsiness turns the entire Town Hall into a shambles and gets Bert thrown out. Crystal Crawler persuades the town to give Bert another chance, but is she too late?
Written and directed by RUSS HARRIS and JERRY REYNOLD
You are invited to a very special birthday party where everyone gets to blow out the candles and make a wish ... upon a star. Co-hosts
John Forsythe and Drew
Barrymore take you through the Magic Kingdom of yesterday and today as Disneyland celebrates the 30th anniversary of its opening. Among the other party guests in this song-and-dance spectacular are
Julie Andrews , Debbie Allen Julian Lennon
The Pointer Sisters
Marie Osmond. Peter Allen David Hasselhoff and, of course, Mickey, Donald and Goofy
Produced by KENNY SOLMS Directed by MARTY PASETTA
The Grand Final of BBC Television's 1985 motorcycling competition. Twelve outstanding junior riders, aged between 8 and 15, make their final bid for the Lombard Tricity Trophy. In doing so, they demonstrate exceptional skills and technique as they negotiate a new course specially designed in Lord Hesketh's estate in Northamptonshire. Commentators
PETER PURVES and JACK STITES
with Richard Whitmore
Weather News IAN MCCASKILL
Harry Carpenter introduces another of the year's memorable moments.
The Open Championship British golf has not seen a home victory since 1969 - the year Tony Jacklin won the Open Championship.
1985 was to change all that - Sandy Lyle , a gently unassuming man of enormous strength, was to be the man to do it.
At Sandwich in Kent, Sandy was to face a field of the world's best golfers and prove what so many had doubted he could become - the world's champion golfer. Assistant proaucers MURRAY NEEDHAM and BARBARA SLATER
Producer HAROLD ANDERSON
The spectacular biblical epic
Charlton Heston L Stephen Boyd m Jack Hawkins
A strange destiny rules the life of Ben Hur , a prince of Judah who sets himself against the tyranny of his
Roman masters at the time of Christ. Separated from his family and condemned to certain death as a galley slave by his childhood friend
Messala, the two are fated to meet again in the arena in a mighty chariot race that develops into a truly exciting battle of skill and will.
Screenplay by KARL TUNBERG From a Tale of the Christ by MAJOR-GENERAL LEW WALLACE Produced by SAM ZIMBALIST Directed by WILLIAM WYLER
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by PHIL REDMOND
It's Christmas Fair time at
Grange Hill and now's your chance to throw a sponge at Mr Baxter.
But what are those mysterious noises coming from the furniture store and why is Roland not looking forward to his Christmas dinner?
Designer SARAH PARKINSON Script editor
Producer RONALD SMEDLEY Director JOHN SMITH
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with Richard Whitmore
A Disco Special
Gary Davies and Janice Long present this colourful extravaganza featuring a wealth of young talent from the National Association of Youth Clubs.
Taking part in this year's contest are solo dancers and teams who have danced their way into a place in the final, and now compete to be the 1985 champions.
A panel of top judges plus cabaret action from David Grant and Jaki Graham complete the bill. Lightmg JOHN MASON
Production RICHARD GARDNER (Organised by Mecca Leisure in association with Ace Savers)
Escape from the trauma of the third day of incarceration in the bosom of your family, and join Terry live at the Television Theatre. 'You saw it first on Wogan' - among Terry's guests tonight are Andrew Lloyd Webber , with the first television performance of his musical The Phantom of the Opera. Designer DAVID LASKEY Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM Director BRUCE MILLAR Producer JON PLOWMAN Series producer
Starring Les Dawson with his special guests who are all in festive mood for lots of frivolous fun. Les's celebrities tonight are Debbie Greenwood, John Inman, Aimi Macdonald, Tom O'Connor, Mollie Sugden, Gary Wilmot
Produced in association with Mark Goodson and Talbot TV Ltd
By Dennis Turner.
While Krystle languishes in a dark dungeon with Alexis, Rita's film-director boyfriend sees in Sammy Jo's plot the chance to mount his biggest production ever! Steven delivers the eulogy at Luke's funeral and Fallon discovers over lunch with Miles Colby she has hidden talents.
Richard Whitmore presents the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Weekend Weather News
A new television spectacular Once again, Stanley Baxter hampers your festive spirit with a hard look at the hype. Written by KEN HOARE Additional material
STANLEY BAXTER. SIMON BRETT DENISE COFFEY. RUSSEL LANE PAUL MINETT , BRIAN LEVESON PETER VINCENT
Sound MICHAEL MCCARTHY Lighting WARWICK FIELDING Designer DACRE PUNT Producer JOHN BISHOP
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Lindsay Wagner Anthony Quinn James Coburn
Michael Serrano , a millionaire drugs dealer, lives in a high security, luxury villa in Colombia, surrounded by armed guards and hoarding a fortune in dollars. Four men are determined to steal his money - they are led by Stone, a former Green Beret, who has detailed knowledge of the villa's layout. Armed to the teeth and willing to gamble everything, they parachute into the region. Getting in proves no problem, but getting out... ?
Produced by JOE RAFFILL and GERALD GREEN
Written and directed by STEWART RAFFILL
(First showing on British television)
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The second of four films for the festive season from the master of suspense, tonight starring Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine
Sensitive society girl Lina McLaidlaw marries popular man-about-town Johnnie Aysgarth. At first they are happy but, when she discovers he is an embezzler and perhaps a murderer, she begins to fear for her own life. This was the first film that Grant made with Hitchcock and it provided him with one of his finest roles. Equally memorable is Joan Fontaine, who won an Academy Award for her performance as Lina.
(The next Hitchcock film is "Under Capricorn" tomorrow at 2.10pm on BBC2)
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