Cartoon. 'I'm going to build a house', says Schnuddel. But when he comes to the garden, the trouble begins! (R)
The last of six serials in six different styles.
The Kitchen Crew. Farewell!
Cheapo TV. The budget runs out.
Single Tales. Barbara's big day.
Zounds. Carol escapes!
Runners. The running is over. Tom and Louise face the truth.
NiceChap. Will Suzie sacrifice everything for a happy ending? With Caroline Berry ,
John Biggins , Lucy Jenkins , William Petrie and Elizabeth Spriggs.
Animated version of the classic children's story of Babar the elephant.
Cartoon space adventure with Marshal BraveStarr. (R)
In a special end-of-the-year show there's cartoon action with the Teenage Mutant
Turtles and The Raccoons. In a celebrity Double Dare, host Peter Simon referees the contest between Kate Lonergan with Danny John-Jules (Marian and Barrington from Maid Marian and Her Merry Men) and boxing hero Frank Bruno with Radio 1's Jakki Brambles.
At 10.00am there's Scrooge, a Christmas extravaganza with only a passing resemblance to the novel by Charles Dickens!
Presented by Sarah Greene and Phillip Schofield, featuring Trevor and Simon. With music from the Hothouse Flowers and Twenty 4 Seven.
Starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly
Driven to distraction by her bawling baby brother, Sarah calls on the goblins to take him away. To her amazement they do, and she has 13 hours to solve the mystery of the Labyrinth and save Toby from becoming a goblin forever. The Goblin King, David Bowie, also provides the soundtrack.
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With Ian McCaskill.
Introduced by Bob Wilson. Provisional Timetable
12.55 Racing; 1.10 News
1.25 Racing; 1.40 Athletics
2.10 Rugby League
3.50 Football half-times
4.35 Final Score
Cricket: Second Test
Australia v England
Highlights of the fourth day's play from Melbourne.
Whole of the second semi-final for the Regal Trophy, live.
Commentary by Ray French .
County Durham International Cross-Country Races.
Commentary by Brendan Foster and Paul Dickenson.
1.00 L'Oreal Handicap Hurdle (2m 100yds)
1.30 Challow Hurdle
2.00 Save and Prosper
Mandarin Handicap Chase (3m 2f 82yds)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
With Chris Lowe.
Weather Ian McCaskill
Regional Variations (2)
Family science fiction adventure. In 1978, a 12-year-old boy takes a tumble and wakes up to find it is 1986. Meanwhile, Nasa scientists discover a mysterious alien spacecraft. Show more
Noel Edmonds puts children's favourites, past and present, to a test on the subject of children's TV. His party guests are Leslie Crowther, Tony Hart, Jenny Powell, John Craven, Jenny Hanley, Andi Peters, Brian Cant and Cheryl Baker.
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Two sisters, a ballroom, and magic shoes are on Anneka Rice's shopping list as she races against the clock.
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Bruce Forsyth takes a nostalgic look back at some of the memorable moments that have highlighted the last 30 years of this annual show business celebration, and those that have been honoured by the presence of HM the Queen and HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and other members of the Royal Family.
Arthur Askey , Rowan Atkinson , Shirley Bassey , the Beatles,
Victor Borge , Max Bygraves , Maurice Chevalier ,
Perry Como , Paul Daniels , Sammy Davis Jr,
Marlene Dietrich , Dame Edna Everage , Gracie Fields ,
Bud Flanagan , Larry Hagman , Frankie Howerd , Danny Kaye , Liberace, Mary Martin , Steptoe and Son, Torvill and Dean, Andy Williams and Mike Yarwood.
Producer/Editor Yvonne Littlewood
In association with the Entertainment
Artistes' Benevolent Fund charity, to which artists donate their services.
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With Chris Lowe.
Weather Ian McCaskill
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Film. First showing on network television, starring Cher, Nicolas Cage
Loretta Castorini is a dowdy widow, engaged to the timid Johnny Cammareri. In Johnny's absence she tries to mend the bad blood between her fiance and his brother Ronny and under the light of the fullest of moons, finds herself falling head over heels in love with the passionate young man. This acclaimed romantic comedy won three Oscars.
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10.05pm BBC1 A new moon means new romance for widow-in-love Cher when she falls for Nicolas Cage, in Norman Jewison's much-acclaimed romantic comedy. But the movie also signalled an end to Cher's struggle for recognition as an actress when she struck gold, alongside best supporting actress Olympia Dukakis, and won an Oscar for her performance as the wisecracking Loretta. After receiving Hollywood's ultimate accolade, Cher returned to her first love - singing - and two hit singles later, she is the undisputed queen of the comeback.
What has 1990 been like in the cinema? What trends have emerged? The year of hype, for films like Dick Tracy and Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles, but also of surprises like Pretty Woman and Ghost. Barry Norman looks at the best and worst moments of the movie year, and three lucky Radio Times readers will discover if they have won free cinema-going for the whole of 1991. Director Shaun Williams
Producer Bruce Thompson
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Starring Kirk Douglas Jeanne Crain
Veteran cowpuncher Dempsey Rae sets about making a man out of a kid who has left home to become a cowboy. Dempsey protects him when he is falsely accused of murder and they head for the Big Triangle
Ranch, looking for work. Its new owner, the determined
Reed Bowman , has plans which look like starting a range war.
Director King Vidor
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