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But First This....


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Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Stephanie Lowe present a whole morning of summer entertainment with loads of your favourite programmes and all the news and information you need for a bank holiday. Starting with The Raccoons and the Lost Star
With the voices of Rich Little, Dottie West and John Schneider.
The crazed Cyril Sneer plots to conquer earth from his mountain fortress on a faraway planet. Can the heroic Raccoons thwart his evil villainy?
Written and directed by KEVIN GILLIS
8.00am News
Regional News; Weather followed by Bugs Bunny Double Bill
8.30am Lassie
More adventures with everyone's favourite canine superstar. (R)
8.55am Regional News and Weather
9.00am News
Weather followed by Rolf Harris Cartoon Time
More animated antics with Rolf. Today: Tom and Jerry in Tennis Chumps
Woody Woodpecker in After the Ball Fox Terror
Why Don't You...?
Double trouble for Ben in the cellar.
Producer KIRSTIE FISHER BBC North West (R)
10.00am Charlie Brown and Snoopy
Shaking (R)
10.30am Playbus
The Why Bird Stop
Where Simon needs to sew a button on - but Why has filed the sewing basket.
Fiona Beynon Brown. Producer BARBARA RODDAM Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
A FELGATE production for BBCtv (R)
10.52am Weather


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Andi Peters
Unknown: Stephanie Lowe
Unknown: Dottie West
Unknown: John Schneider.
Unknown: Cyril Sneer
Directed By: Kevin Gillis
Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Woody Woodpecker
Director: Moira Brown
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Fiona Beynon Brown.
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Bus driver: Simon Davies

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