Starting with 6.30-6.55 Business Breakfast
News every quarter hour.
With Simon Parkin, Philippa Forrester and Esther McVey.
Defenders of the Earth
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)
9.25am Why Don't You..?
Today the gang bake banana brownies, show how to make a board game and find out about indoor karting.
10.00am News and Regional News; Weather
10.05am Playdays: The Tent Stop.
The animated lovable penguin tries skiing.
The grand final of the canoeing competition from Bala in North Wales. Men, women and juniors compete over the same course for the Norwich Union Trophy.
and Regional News; Weather
An animated musical version of the classic
Johanna Spyri book. Going to live with her grumpy grandfather in the Swiss Alps, young Heidi's love of life soon wins her friends - but how will she fare when sent to the city? Featuring the voices of Lome Greene , Margery Gray , and Sammy Davis Jr.
Songs by Sammy Cahn and Burton Lane Director Robert Taylor ● STEREO
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Followed by Weather
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Western starring Henry Fonda
The small town of Warlock is terrorised by a gang of cowpunchers. When it seems that no sheriff can survive to protect them, the citizens hire a professional gunfighter to be their marshal.
Director Edward Dmytryk ● FILMS: pages 4 1-67
With Andi Peters.
This delightful film, based on Oscar Wilde 's story, tells of a 300-year-old ghost's attempts to scare the human inhabitants out of his house.
An animated droids special featuring R2D2 and C3PO.
News for children.
The second of a two-part children's drama set in Victorian times.
Ellen's summer holiday comes to a dramatic and emotional end.
Dramatised by Valerie Georgeson from The Henchman at Home by Hester Burton
Madge is concerned that Gemma won't make her examinations. Toby gets himself a job but is it wise?
(For cast see Monday 23 December. Shown at 1.30pm) STEREO
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With Andrew Harvey and Jill Dando.
Weather Bill Giles
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First showing on network television for this comedy thriller written, directed by and starring Gene Wilder
1939: dark deeds are afoot in the Abbot family's gothic mansion, for the inhabitants are out to scare jittery radio star
Larry Abbot when he brings his fiancee to stay. His psychiatrist is doing it for Larry's health - but others are after his wealth.
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Return to Siret. A year ago, millions of viewers saw Anneka
Rice and a team of volunteers rise to the challenge of transforming the lives of hundreds of children living in a huge, decaying orphanage in Siret, northern Romania. In five days, hot and cold running water was installed, lights were rewired, walls painted and bedding replaced. Recently,
Anneka returned to Siret to see for herself what successes and setbacks the children have faced during the past year. Director John Needham
Producer Jannine Waddell
A Mentom production for BBCtv * STEREO
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With Michael Buerk.
Weekend Weather Bill Giles
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A new ten-part drama series created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran and starring Adam Faith, Zoe Wanamaker, Jane Lapotaire
Tessa Piggott walks out of her high-flying city career and, determined to change her life completely, takes a job heading up a Third World development agency, SEED. She also resolves to give up relationships. But then she meets plumber Frank Carver, and romance is reluctantly on her agenda.
"Adam Faith came before the story - we've wanted to work with him for a long time," says Laurence Marks. "But I dreamt Zoe Wanamaker, I really did. I knew then that she'd be perfect as Tessa." He describes the new series as "a drama with smiles and tears. It's about two people who don't know how to fall in love. We've concentrated on comedy like Birds of Feather recentiy, but this is not the first drama series we've written - we did Shine on Harvey Moon in the 80s."
Co-writer Maurice Gran calls it "a romantic series about relationships with a seasoning of serious comedy".
An Alomo production for BBCtv
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Starring Mel Gibson Anthony Hopkins
On 23 December 1787, Captain William Bligh and his crew set sail for the south Pacific. After terrible storms and violent arguments aboard ship they reach Tahiti, where a confrontation evolves between
Bligh and his deputy, the mutinous Fletcher Christian.
This re-working of the famous tale paints Bligh in a kinder light than previously.
Screenplay Robert Bolt
Director Roger Donaldson
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from Time to Time
Paul Young performs some of his greatest hits in his own soulful style.
Director John G Smith ● STEREO