BBC Two: 22nd December 1985

0900: Pages from Ceefax

1145: Champion, the Wonder Horse
‘Bad Men of the Valley’. Sandy North’s new neighbour seems to bring trouble to the town. But Rebel and Champion help Ricky to find the real villains.

1210: Windmill
Chris Serle, with a Christmas-box selection from shows like Dave Allen at Large, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Hugh and I, The Good Life and the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show.

1310: States of Mind
A series of programmes in which Jonathan Miller talks to eminent psychologists.

1400: Rugby Special
Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith. The Thorn EMI Divisional Championship.

1430: The Orson Welles Story
Orson Welles, one of cinema’s most brilliant and idiosyncratic talents, died in October this year. In an exclusive interview filmed in 1982, he talked to Leslie Megahey about his extraordinary and sometimes wayward career.

1720: News Review
Moira Stuart looks at the best news pictures of the week.

1750: Thinking Aloud
Presented by Bryan Magee.

1830: Ski Sunday
Highlights of the final World Cup action before the Christmas break. Commentators David Vine and Ron Pickering.

1915: The Natural World
‘Aspen: A Dance of Leaves’. Narrated by Sian Phillips.

2005: Comrades
‘Doctor in Moscow’. The sixth of twelve films about life in the Soviet Union.

2045: Under Sail
‘A Festival of Sail’. Narrated by Tom Salmon.

2105: Film: The French Lieutenant’s Woman
[1981]. Period romance adapted by Harold Pinter from John Fowles’s novel. Starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons.

2305-0000: The Other Side of Alf
Alison Moyet’s Jazz Special from the Forum in Hatfield.