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Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa Forrester join Santa and his best friend Edd the Duck for today's programmes.
More magical adventures in Puzzleopolis, with Paul Daniels. Christmas in August? Anything is possible in Puzzleopolis. (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Parkin
Unknown:
Andi Peters
Unknown:
Paul Daniels.

At the Christmas Tree Stop, Simon Davies , Dot, Why Bird, Lizzie, Wobble and Humphrey get together with Dave Benson Phillips. Mig Holder tells Papa Panov 's Special Day by Ruben Saillens. With Ellie Darvill , Eithne Hannigan ,
Vanessa Amberleigh and Jane Eve. (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Davies
Unknown:
Dave Benson
Unknown:
Papa Panov
Unknown:
Ruben Saillens.
Unknown:
Ellie Darvill
Unknown:
Eithne Hannigan
Unknown:
Vanessa Amberleigh

From St Francis Church, Birmingham. Local children join the congregation in Handsworth to celebrate Christmas Day Mass. The service is led by Fr Martin O'Malley and Mgr Thomas
Fallon preaches on 'Christ, the Herald of Peace'.
Hymns: Mary's Boy Child; Away in a Manger; Let There Be Peace; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
PICTURE STORY: page 83

Contributors

Service led by:
Father Martin O'Malley
Preacher:
Monsignor Thomas Fallon
Producer:
Diane Reid
Editor:
Helen Alexander

Noel Edmonds has travelled all over the world to give 12 very unusual presents to some very special people. With special guests Arthur Bostrom , Frank Bruno and David Essex.
Director/Producer Michael Leggo
0 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: page 4

Contributors

Unknown:
Noel Edmonds
Unknown:
Arthur Bostrom
Unknown:
Frank Bruno
Unknown:
David Essex.

A lunchtime menu of classic
BBC comedy. Starting with 'Allo Allol
By Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. Rene, a cafe proprietor in occupied France, suddenly finds himself at the centre of an underground organisation.
Producer David Croft (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown:
David Croft.
Producer:
David Croft
Rene:
Gorden Kaye
Col Kurt Von Strohm:
Richard Marner
Captain Hans Geering:
Sam Kelly
Yvette:
Vicki Michelle

Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett offer a crackerful of jokes. With all the news that's fit to laugh at and Little Big Shot, a searing tale set in Chicago in the 20s, when men were men and Ronald Reagan was just an OAP. With their special guest Phil Collins.

(R)

Contributors

Comedian:
Ronnie Barker
Comedian:
Ronnie Corbett
Singer:
Phil Collins
Director:
Marcus Mortimer
Executive Producer:
Michael Hurll

By Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard decide to help at the vicar's bazaar to raise money for comforts for the troops.
(R)

Contributors

Writer:
Jimmy Perry
Writer:
David Croft.
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Air raid warden:
Bill Pertwee
Vicar:
Frank Williams
Verger:
Edward Sinclair

Regional Variations (2)

Top of the Pops Christmas Special

BBC One London

Top of the Pops

25/12/1990

Duration: 57 minutes

on BBC One London

Mark Goodier and Anthea Turner present a Christmas Day special, including a review of the hits that topped the charts in 1990 and featuring performances by Elton John and Kylie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Goodier
Presenter:
Anthea Turner
Performer:
Elton John
Performer:
Kylie Minogue
on BBC One London

The Extra-Terrestrial
The Steven Spielberg film season continues with a world television premiere.
Starring Henry Thomas
Dee Wallace , Peter Coyote Ten year-old Elliott has a new friend, he's short, dark and from another planet and nobody must know he's here!
Screenplay by Melissa Mathison ● FEATURE: page 38 • FILMS: pages 51-64

Contributors

Unknown:
Steven Spielberg
Unknown:
Henry Thomas
Unknown:
Dee Wallace
Unknown:
Peter Coyote
Play By:
Melissa Mathison
Elliott:
Henry Thomas
Mary:
Dee Wallace
Keys:
Peter Coyote
Michael:
Robert MacNaughton
Gertie:
Drew Barrymore

Regional Variations (2)

Only Fools and Horses

Rodney Come Home

Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes

on BBC One West

Classic sitcom set in London. Del's love life picks up when Raquel moves in. However, Rodney finds marriage is not a bed of roses and Del decides to give him a helping hand whether he likes it or not. Show more

A comic slice of Merseyside life by Carla Lane.
Mrs Boswell discovers it's the tiniest things in life which can create the biggest dilemmas.

Picture story: page 83
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer:
Carla Lane.
Director/Producer:
John B Hobbs
Jack Boswell:
Victor McGuire
Adrian Boswell:
Jonathon Morris
Billy Boswell:
Nick Conway
Mrs Boswell:
Jean Boht
Aveline:
Melanie Hill
Joey Boswell:
Graham Bickley
Grandad:
Kenneth Waller
Freddie Boswell:
Ronald Forfar
Derek:
Peter Byrne
Shifty:
Bryan Murray
Irenee:
Sharon Byatt
Leonora Campbell:
Deborah Grant
Martina:
Pamela Power
Lilo Lill:
Eileen Pollock
Oswald:
Giles Watling
Mrs Cullen:
Sylvia Gatrill
Girl at hotel:
Lesley-Anne Sharpe
Young boy:
Andrew Hilton
Young boy:
Carl Griffiths
Young boy:
Andrew Hilton
Young boy:
Peter Colligan
Young boy:
Gary McKenna
Man with dog:
Guy Bradley
Singer:
Susanna Page
Young man at demo:
Jonathan Deverell

Regional Variations (2)

Birds of a Feather

Series 2

Episode 16: Falling in Love Again

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

on BBC One West

Chris calls for Sharon's help with his gambling debt problems. Dorien dicovers that she isn't the only unfaithful one in her marriage.

First showing on network television, starring Diane Keaton Harold Ramis
J C Wiatt has a successful career, a live-in lover married to his bank and a chic apartment. En route to the business meeting of her life, she discovers she has inherited a 13-month-old baby. A sharp romantic comedy from the writers of Private Benjamin.
Director Charles Shyer FILMS: pages 51-64 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Diane Keaton
Unknown:
Harold Ramis
Unknown:
J C Wiatt
Director:
Charles Shyer
JC Wiatt:
Diane Keaton
Steven Buchner:
Harold Ramis
Fritz Curtis:
Sam Wanamaker
Ken Arrenberg:
James Spader
Or Jeff Cooper:
Sam Shepard
Hughes Larrabee:
Pat Hingle
Vern Boone:
Britt Leach
Elizabeth Wiatt:
Kristina Kennedy
Actor:
Michelle Kennedy
Robin:
Kim Sebastian

The classic comedy by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn.
Party Games. Rumours of a Cabinet re-shuffle dampen the seasonal festivities.
Producer Peter Whitmore (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Comedy By:
Antony Jay
Comedy By:
Jonathan Lynn.
Producer:
Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker, MP:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton

Starring George Segal, Alec Guinness

A top agent is sent to Berlin to locate the secret base of a ruthless neo-Nazi organisation.
Films: pages 51-64
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Screenplay:
Harold Pinter
Based on the novel "The Berlin Memorandum" by:
Adam Hall
Director:
Michael Anderson
Quiller:
George Segal
Pol:
Alec Guinness
Oktober:
Max von Sydow
Inge:
Senta Berger
Gibbs:
George Sanders
Weng:
Robert Helpmann

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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