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The Snow Queen
Animation, narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver.
(Rpt)

7.35 Opus and Bill
Opus writes to Santa.
(Rpt)

8.00 Fireman Sam
Animation.
(Rpt)

8.20 Playdays: The Patch Stop

8.40 White Christmas
Animation.

9.10 Peter Pan and the Pirates
Cartoon.
(Rpt) (Stereo)

9.30 The Legend of Prince Valiant
Animation.
(Rpt) (Stereo)

9.55 Eek the Cat
Cartoon.

10.20 Record Breakers
With Cheryl Baker, Kriss Akabusi and Mark Curry.

Contributors

Narrator (The Snow Queen):
Sigourney Weaver
Presenter (Record Breakers):
Cheryl Baker
Presenter (Record Breakers):
Kriss Akabusi
Presenter (Record Breakers):
Mark Curry

Regional Variations (2)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

BBC One London

Comedy. A wealthy newspaper proprietor puts up a £10,000 prize for the fastest flight from London to Paris. His wager attracts a weird and eccentric collection of competitors. Show more

Contributors

Orvil Newton:
Stuart Whitman
Patricia Rawnsley:
Sarah Miles
Sir Percival Ware-Armitage:
Terry-Thomas
Colonel Manfred Von Holstein:
Gert Frobe
Pierre Dubois:
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Lord Rawnsley:
Robert Morley
Courtney:
Eric Sykes
Fire Chief Perkins:
Benny Hill
Richard Mays:
James Fox
Count Emilio Ponticelli:
Alberto Sordi
Brigitte/Ingrid/Marlene/Françoise/Yvette/Betty:
Irina Demick
Mother Superior:
Flora Robson
Neanderthal Man/Birdman/Inventors/Pilot/Airline Passenger:
Red Skelton
Captain Rumpelstoss:
Karl Michael Vogler
George Gruber:
Sam Wanamaker
French Postman:
Eric Barker
Colonel:
Fred Emney
Assistant Fire Chief:
Norman Rossington
Fireman:
Graham Stark
Harry Popperwell:
Tony Hancock
Trawler Skipper:
Maurice Denham
MacDougal:
Gordon Jackson
French Painter:
John Le Mesurier
Lieutenant Parsons:
Jeremy Lloyd
Countess Sophia Ponticelli:
Zena Marshall
Airline Hostess:
Millicent Martin
Italian Mayor:
Eric Pohlman
Tremayne Gascoyne:
William Rushton
Photographer:
Jimmy Thompson
Director:
Ken Annakin

The 1987 Christmas edition of the comedy show, starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. Featuring actor Charlton Heston and singer Elton John.

Contributors

Unknown:
Ronnie Barker
Unknown:
Ronnie Corbett.
Unknown:
Charlton Heston
Singer:
Elton John.

The Two Ronnies

Christmas Night with the Two Ronnies

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC One London

Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett with a special Christmas programme of sketches, jokes and songs from 1987. Guests include Lynda Baron, Sandra Dickinson and Frank Finlay.

Contributors

Presenter:
Ronnie Barker
Presenter:
Ronnie Corbett
Participant:
Lynda Baron
Participant:
Sandra Dickinson
Participant:
Frank Finlay
Participant:
Charlton Heston
Participant:
Elton John
Participant:
Alfred Marks
Participant:
Denis Quilley

Final part of the action trilogy, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery and Denholm Elliott.

When archaeologist Henry Jones disappears, his son Indy stops hunting for artefacts and goes in search of his father.
(1989)
See Films: pages 49-72 *****

Contributors

Director:
Steven Spielberg
Indiana Jones:
Harrison Ford
Dr Henry Jones:
Sean Connery
Marcus Brody:
Denholm Elliott
Dr Elsa Schneider:
Alison Doody
Sallah:
John Rhys-Davies
Walter Donovan:
Julian Glover
Young Indy:
River Phoenix
Vogel:
Michael Byrne
Sultan:
Alexei Sayle

From Norway, Michaela Strachan's selection of extracts include a preview of the computer animation Toy Story, plus A Nightmare before Christmas and The Santa Clause.
(Stereo)

Contributors

Presenter:
Michaela Strachan

Libby is concerned at Karl's reaction when he sees her kissing Luke. Lou and Philip's ruthless greyhound trainer makes a shocking suggestion.
(Shown at 1.00pm)
(For cast see Wednesday 20 December)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

Film Premiere. Children's comedy starring Charles Grodin.

A St Bernard puppy escapes from dog catchers and finds his way to the Newton household. Named Beethoven, he becomes enormous, spreads chaos, and seems to be foiling George Newton's business plans.
(1992) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 49-72 ****

Contributors

Director:
Brian Levant
George Newton:
Charles Grodin
Alice Newton:
Bonnie Hunt
Dr Varnick:
Dean Jones
Ryce:
Nicholle Tom
Ted:
Christopher Castile
Emily:
Sarah Rose Karr
Harvey:
Oliver Platt
Vernon:
Stanley Tucci
Brad:
David Duchovny
Brie:
Patricia Heaton
Devonia Peet:
Laurel Cronin

Kathy is organising Steven's sixth birthday party, but has other things on her mind. Pat tries to pick up the pieces but only succeeds in driving people away. When Pauline visits her, they both find a shoulder to cry on.
(For cast see Tuesday 19 December)

Regional Variations (2)

Goodnight Sweetheart

Series 3

Episode 1: Christmas Special: Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC One West

Nicholas Lyndhurst returns as the time travelling Gary Sparrow. Gary's route to 1941 has been blocked by a row of shops built in 1995. How will he reach Phoebe in her wartime pub?

A special edition of the comedy written by Ben Elton and starring Rowan Atkinson

Grim is on the trail of some dangerous carol singers. Fowler experiences treachery at the hands of an amateur dramatics group. And Goody proves that giving Christmas presents at work can be a bad idea.
Featuring a cameo part by Ben Elton.

Contributors

Writer:
Ben Elton
Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Homeless man:
Ben Elton
Homeless woman:
Jacqueline Defferary

Thriller based on the novel by Tom Clancy, starring Harrison Ford, Anne Archer.

Former CIA analyst Jack Ryan is visiting London with his family and happens to be present when an IRA group attacks Lord Holmes, a member of the royal family. Unable to stand by and watch, Ryan kills one terrorist and wounds another. The surviving terrorist is subsequently tried and convicted, all the time swearing vengeance on Ryan.
(1992) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 49-72 ***

Contributors

Based on the novel by:
Tom Clancy
Director:
Phillip Noyce
Jack Ryan:
Harrison Ford
Cathy Ryan:
Anne Archer
Kevin O'Donnell:
Patrick Bergin
Sean Miller:
Sean Bean
Sally Ryan:
Thora Birch
Lord Holmes:
James Fox
Robby:
Samuel L Jackson
Annette:
Polly Walker
Marty Cantor:
J.E. Freeman
Admiral Greer:
James Earl Jones
Paddy O'Neil:
Richard Harris
Dennis Cooley:
Alex Norton
Watkins:
Hugh Fraser
Inspector Highland:
David Threlfall

Farcical comedy starring John Cleese, Alison Steadman.

Due to address a conference in Norwich, headmaster Brian Stimpson misses his train, the first setback in an hysterical race against the clock.
(1986)
See Films: pages 49-72 ****

Contributors

Director:
Christopher Morahan
Brian Stimpson:
John Cleese
Gwenda Stimpson:
Alison Steadman
Pat:
Penelope Wilton
Mr Jolly:
Stephen Moore
Laura:
Sharon Maiden
Mrs Wheel:
Constance Chapman
Mrs Trellis:
Joan Hickson

A film of soul singer Lisa Stansfield's 1994 charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Lisa, who only does one concert a year, is accompanied by the London
Philharmonic Orchestra, and sings some of her greatest hits including Change, All Around the World, My Oh My and Live Together.
(Stereo)

Contributors

Singer:
Lisa Stansfield

BBC One London

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