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Introduced by Simon Parkin, Philippa Forrester.
Andi Peters meets New Kids on the Block.

Hallo Spencer
Puppet fun. (R)

Contributors

Presenter (Children's BBC):
Simon Parkin
Presenter (Children's BBC):
Philippa Forrester
Presenter (Children's BBC):
Andi Peters
Guests (Children's BBC):
New Kids on the Block

Starring Bing Crosby
A musical version of Mark
Twain's tale of a handyman living in 1910 who finds himself transported back in time to 6th-century England.
Director Tay Gamett
FILMS: pages 51-64

Contributors

Unknown:
Bing Crosby
Director:
Tay Gamett
Hank Martin:
Bing Crosby
Sir Sagramore:
William Bendix
Sandy:
Rhonda Fleming
King Arthur:
Cedric Hardwicke
Merlin:
Murvyn Vye

Regional Variations (2)

Escape to Athena

BBC One London

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

on BBC One London

Wartime action yarn about a group of Allied prisoners of war who plan to escape while excavating an archaeological site on a German-occupied Greek island. Show more

Contributors

Major Otto Hecht:
Roger Moore
Professor Blake:
David Niven
Charlie Dane:
Elliott Gould
Bruno Rotelli:
Sonny Bono
Dottie Del Mar:
Stefanie Powers
SS Major Volkmann:
Anthony Valentine
Producer:
Edward Anhalt

By Agatha Christie.
Starring Joan Hickson
The Burtons move to the village of Lymston, which seems to welcome them with open arms. But dark undercurrents are at work.
(R)
Picture Story: page 115
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Author:
Agatha Christie.
Screenplay:
Julia Jones
Producer:
Guy Slater
Director:
Roy Boulting
Jane Marple:
Joan Hickson
Edward Symmington:
Michael Culver
Angela Symmington:
Elizabeth Counsell
Megan Hunter:
Deborah Appleby
Gerry Burton:
Andrew Bicknell
Joanna Burton:
Sabina Franklyn
[Actor]:
Richard Pearson
[Actor]:
Hilary Mason
[Actor]:
Dilys Hamlett
[Actor]:
John Arnatt
[Actor]:
Sandra Payne
[Actor]:
Martin Fisk
[Actor]:
Penelope Lee
[Actor]:
Juliet Waley
[Actor]:
Imogen Bickford-Smith
[Actor]:
Geoffrey Davion
[Actor]:
Gordon Rollings
[Actor]:
Patsy Smart
[Actor]:
Victor Maddern
[Actor]:
Ninka Scott
[Actor]:
Gerald Sim
[Actor]:
Roger Ostime
[Actor]:
Michael Waterman
[Actor]:
Catherine Owen
[Actor]:
Stuart Mansfield
[Actor]:
Lucy Gleeson
[Actor]:
Carol Gleeson
[Actor]:
John Keenan

First showing on network television for this gripping adventure, starring Lea Thompson
Welcome to SpaceCamp, where the youngsters of today practise to be the astronauts of tomorrow, their abilities tested to the limit in controlled conditions. Then a freak incident launches one group on the journey of a lifetime, but the odds against their surviving are astronomical.
Director Harry Winer
FILMS: pages 51-64 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Lea Thompson
Director:
Harry Winer
Kathryn:
Lea Thompson
Kevin:
Tate Donovan
Tish:
Kelly Preston
Rudy:
Larry B Scott
Max:
Leaf Phoenix
Andie:
Kate Capshaw
Zach:
Tom Skerritt

Mark and Diane find themselves in a desperate race against time while the Vic prepares for an unusual New Year's celebration.
Episode written by Linda Dearsley and Steve Waye
(For cast see Thursday 27 December)
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer:
Linda Dearsley
Writer:
Steve Waye

David Coleman tests the stars.
On Ian Botham 's team:
Rob Andrew , the England and Lions stand-off;
Fiona May , Britain's woman field athlete of the year.
On Bill Beaumont 's team:
Eric Bristow , five times World Darts Champion;
Chris Woods , the Rangers and England goal keeper. ● SPORT: page 27
● CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
David Coleman
Unknown:
Ian Botham
Unknown:
Rob Andrew
Unknown:
Fiona May
Unknown:
Bill Beaumont
Unknown:
Eric Bristow
Unknown:
Chris Woods

A new BBC film, this Screen One special is a seaside comedy by Mike Bradwell.

The pupils of the Dora Jackson School of Dancing compete in the 1960 Classical Dance Festival in Scarborough. Fifties rock 'n' roll meets classical ballet with the arrival of Dora's ex-boyfriend Clifford and a mysterious ghost.

Drama: page 14
Picture Story: page 115
(Ceefax subtitles)

Happy Feet 8.30pm BBC1
The inspiration for this humorous film, set in Yorkshire in 1960, came from writer/director Mike Bradwell's childhood. His sister was a ballet dancer and he was taken along when her dancing school entered competitions, usually in seaside resorts. 'It became a family holiday for us,' he says. Happy Feet follows the fortunes of Dora Jackson (Phyllis Logan, far left) and the children from her dancing school as they and other teachers (Mandy More, Linda Jane Holmes and Ruth Holden), battle with arch rivals the Pybus School from York.

Contributors

Writer/Director:
Mike Bradwell
Producer:
Ann Scott
Dora:
Phyllis Logan
Mrs Jackson:
Marjie Lawrence
Mr Jackson:
Stephen Hancock
Clifford:
Derrick O'Connor
Mrs O'Nolan:
Diana Rayworth
Mrs Irving:
Meryl Hampton
Mrs Roux:
Jeannie Crowther
Mrs Ross:
Natalie Forbes
Mrs Galt:
Veronica Roberts
Mr Galt:
Eric Allan
Terry:
David Newborn
John:
John Naylor
Stephanie:
Sarah-Jane Nicoll
Anne:
Alison Mitchell
Lorna:
Barbara Wheeler
Patricia:
Julie Westmoreland
Christine:
Rebecca Simms
Marilyn:
Stephanie Burton
Jackie:
Marie Rawlings
Heather:
Catherine Winn
Festival steward:
Chris Jury
Madam Ptzinski:
Heather Chasen
Mayor:
Fred Pearson
Sandra:
Mandy More
Hilda Pybus:
Gillian Raine
Phyllis Pybus:
Joan Under
Beach photographer:
Robin Plant
Beach photographer:
Fergus Connor
Grocer:
Jim Broadbent

Film. First showing on network television of this horror movie from Joel Schumacher, the director of Flatliners.
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

Welcome to Santa Clara, murder capital of the world and a small town with the darkest of secrets. A place where a comic could save your life. And a place where, if you are very unlucky, you'll never grow old, you'll never die and you'll always have fresh blood to drink.
Films: pages 51-64
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Director:
Joel Schumacher
David:
Kiefer Sutherland
Edgar Frog:
Corey Feldman
Michael:
Jason Patric
Sam:
Corey Haim
Lucy:
Dianne Wiest
Grandpa:
Barnard Hughes
Max:
Edward Herrmann
Star:
Jami Gertz
Alan Frog:
Jamison Newlander
Paul:
Brooke McCarter

Starring the Carry On Gang
A slapstick series of comedy catastrophes ensues when shop steward Vic Spanner leads the workers at W C Boggs and Sons out on strike.

Films: pages 51-64
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Director:
Gerald Thomas
Sid Plummer:
Sidney James
W Boggs:
Kenneth Williams
Charles Coote:
Charles Hawtrey
Cleo Moore:
Joan Sims
Beattie Plummer:
Hattie Jacques
Bernie Hulke:
Bernard Bresslaw
Vic Spanner:
Kenneth Cope
Myrtle Plummer:
Jacki Piper

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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