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Yes ratfans, it's time to put on your party hat and boogie on down to the Ratcave where Kevin the gerbil, Errol the hamster, Fergie the ferret and all the gang celebrate in style. 4
Will Roland succeed in rewriting the original Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol? Special guests include Brian Blessed, Chris Tarrant, Mike Read, Aled Jones and a host of others, not forgetting Darcey (James Saxon) and Maureen McConkey (Anna Karen).
Conceived by DAVID CLARIDGE
Written by DAVID CLARIDGE .
COLIN BOSTOCK SMITH and BRIAN MARSHALL Sound KEITH GUNN
Lighting PETER CATLETT. ALAN HORNE Designer DONAL WOODS
Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Blessed
Unknown:
Chris Tarrant
Unknown:
Mike Read
Unknown:
Aled Jones
Unknown:
James Saxon
Unknown:
Maureen McConkey
Unknown:
Anna Karen
Unknown:
David Claridge
Written By:
David Claridge
Written By:
Colin Bostock Smith
Written By:
Brian Marshall
Unknown:
Keith Gunn
Unknown:
Peter Catlett.
Unknown:
Alan Horne
Designer:
Donal Woods
Directed By:
Marcus Mortimer

Unto Us a Child is Born - linking together the viewing community
Linda Mary Evans joins patients and staff on Ward 76 at Bristol Maternity Hospital. Director SIMON HAMMOND
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda Mary Evans
Director:
Simon Hammond
Producer:
Helen Alexander

starring
Cecil Parker George Cole
Joyce Grenfell
Their latest trick is their best ever - the girls of St Trinian's have burned down their school and are on trial at the Old Bailey. With the girls under lock and key, the authorities can relax - but for how long?
Screenplay by FRANK LAUNDER
VAL VALENTINE and SIDNEY GILLIAT Produced by SIDNEY GILLIAT and FRANK LAUNDER Directed by FRANK LAUNDER
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Contributors

Unknown:
Cecil Parker
Unknown:
George Cole
Unknown:
Joyce Grenfell
Unknown:
Frank Launder
Unknown:
Val Valentine
Unknown:
Sidney Gilliat
Produced By:
Sidney Gilliat
Produced By:
Frank Launder
Directed By:
Frank Launder
Prof Canford:
Cecil Parker
Sgt Ruby Gates:
Joyce Grenfell
Flash Harry:
George Cole
Alphonse O'Reilly:
Sidney James
Gore Blackwood:
Dennis Price
Judge:
Raymond Huntley
Culpepper-Brown:
Eric Barker
Miss Harker-Packer:
Irene Handl
Butters:
Thorley Walters
Miss Partridge:
Liz Fraser

From the top of the British Telecom tower high above London.
Noel Edmonds presents a live outside broadcast uniting families and friends throughout the United Kingdom at locations in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Plymouth.
And also linking families in Australia, via satellite, with their loved ones in the UK. So call Noel on [number removed] during the programme with your dedications and Christmas messages.
The helicopter Eye in the Sky, together with the Hollymobile cameras, is out and about dropping in on viewers' celebrations and bringing a few surprises.
Mike Smith searches for Santa in Lapland. Noel is joined by a host of star guests both in Australia and the UK. So join him for a morning of family reunions, Christmas jollity and festive fun. Produced and directed by MICHAEL HURLL

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Smith
Directed By:
Michael Hurll

starring Albert Finney Carol Burnett and Aileen Quinn as Annie Little orphan Annie is a survivor at 10 years old; she needs to be, when all there is to look forward to is 'Maybe' and 'Tomorrow'. But luck comes Annie's way and she is adopted - albeit temporarily - into the safe-keeping of millionaire Daddy Warbucks. Gradually the two become inseparable and as Daddy finds a heart so Annie finds love and happiness. well as 'I think I'm gonna like it here', 'Little girls' and 'Let's go to the movies'.
Screenplay by CAROL SOBIESKI Produced by RAY STARK Directed by JOHN HUSTON
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Albert Finney
Unknown:
Carol Burnett
Unknown:
Aileen Quinn
Unknown:
Annie Little
Unknown:
Daddy Warbucks.
Play By:
Carol Sobieski
Produced By:
Ray Stark
Directed By:
John Huston
Daddy Warbucks:
Albert Finney
Miss Hannigan:
Carol Burnett
Lily:
Bernadette Peters
Grace Farrell:
Ann Reinking
Rooster:
Tim Curry
Punjab:
Geoffrey Holder
Asp:
Roger Minami
FDR:
Edward Herrmann
Eleanor Roosevelt:
Lois Debanzie

Starring Russ Abbot
Special guest star Les Dennis
featuring Bella Emberg, Maggie Moone, Tom Bright, Suzy Aitchison, Gordon Kennedy

Crack open another bottle of ginger wine and put out even more nuts for some unexpected guests that Russ is bringing to your screens. Popular favourites Wilf and Nellie, Barratt Holmes and Vince Prince pop in. A couple of turkeys are on their last legs, Richard III has an appointment at a dating agency, and C.U. Jimmy makes an early start to Hogmanay.

Contributors

Comedian:
Russ Abbot
Comedian:
Les Dennis
Performer:
Bella Emberg
Performer:
Maggie Moone
Performer:
Tom Bright
Performer:
Suzy Aitchison
Performer:
Gordon Kennedy
Script Associate/Writer:
Barry Cryer
Script Associate/Writer:
Neil Shand
Musical Director:
Alyn Ainsworth
Choreographer:
Tudor Davies
Writer:
Dick Vosburgh
Writer:
Paul Minett [with Brian Leveson]
Writer:
Brian Leveson [with Paul Minett]
Writer:
Richard Kates
Writer:
Pete MacDonald
Sound:
Laurie Taylor
Lighting:
Dickie Higham
Videotape Editor:
Mykola Pawluk
Designer:
Nigel Curzon
Producer/Director:
John Bishop

by Agatha Christie
Dramatised by T. R. Bowen
Starring Joan Hickson as Miss Marple
with Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell, Robert Lang, Polly Adams.

'I was just thinking of how many people might want the Colonel out of the way. I'm not saying that any of them would murder, but.... yes, I make it five. Possibly six.'

(A new series of Miss Marple mysteries begins in the New Year)
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer:
Agatha Christie
Dramatised by:
T.R. Bowen
Make-up Designer:
Sylvia Thornton
Costume Designer:
Juantta Waterson
Designer:
Raymond London
Photography:
John Walker
Producer:
George Gallaccio
Director:
Julian Amyes
Miss Marple:
Joan Hickson
The Rev Leonard Clement:
Paul Eddington
Griselda Clement:
Cheryl Campbell
Colonel Lucius Protheroe:
Robert Lang
Ann Protheroe:
Polly Adams
Lettice Protheroe:
Tara MacGowran
Lawrence Redding:
James Hazeldine
Christopher Hawes:
Christopher Good
Mrs Lestrange:
Norma West
Dr Haydock:
Michael Browning
Det Insp Slack:
David Horovitch
Det Sgt Lake:
Ian Brimble
Bill Archer:
Jack Galloway
Mary Wright:
Rachel Weaver
Mrs Price-Ridley:
Rosalie Crutchley
Miss Hartnell:
Barbara Hicks
Miss Wetherby:
Kathleen Bidmead
Mrs Salisbury:
Deddie Davies
Fred Abbot:
Tony Brandon
Ned Abbot:
Kenneth Keeling

starring
Michael Caine Julie Walters
Rita White is 26 years old, married and a hairdresser. Her husband's main preoccupations are drinking in smoky pubs and trying to get Rita pregnant. She, however, has other ideas.
One afternoon she turns up at Frank Bryant 's Open
University class demanding to be 'educated'. And all
Frank wants is a quiet life and a bottle of scotch.... Willy Russell 's award-winning comedy features tailor-made performances from Julie Walters and Michael Caine and outstanding support from a host of British character actors.
Screenplay by WILLY RUSSELL Produced and directed by LEWIS GILBERT
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Caine
Unknown:
Julie Walters
Unknown:
Rita White
Unknown:
Frank Bryant
Unknown:
Willy Russell
Unknown:
Julie Walters
Unknown:
Michael Caine
Play By:
Willy Russell
Directed By:
Lewis Gilbert
Dr Frank Bryant:
Michael Caine
Rita:
Julie Walters
Brian:
Michael Williams
Trish:
Maureen Lipman
Julia:
Jeananne Crowley
Denny:
Malcolm Douglas
Rita's father:
Godfrey Quigley
Elaine:
Dearbhla Molloy
Bursar:
Pat Daly
Collins:
Kim Fortune
Tiger:
Philip Hurdwood
Lesley:
Hilary Reynolds
Professor:
Christopher Casson

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