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: Open University

6.45 Telecommunications: Teletext
7.10 Baby Talk
8.0 Violent Galaxies

: The Saturday Picture Show

with Mark Curry and Cheryl Baker
Godzilla is back from the past to save the day! Join him and Godzooky in the first of another series of exciting adventures.
Never out of the news - that's Ian Botham - but today one of cricket's greatest characters is around to talk about fishing, long-distance walking, elephants and football.
Sneak preview! Peep behind the scenes of the Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony - one of the most spectacular events of the century!
Houdini's secrets revealed at last? David De-Val has studied the great illusionist and reckons he's uncovered the truth.
Executive producer CRISPIN EVANS


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Ian Botham
Producer: Crispin Evans

: Mighty Joe Young

Terry Moore
Robert Armstrong and Joseph Young As a child living in Africa, Jill Young is allowed to adopt a baby gorilla, despite her father's misgivings. Years later only Jill is able to control the giant-sized creature, now known as 'Mighty Joe
Young'. A group of New York showmen takes Joe to America, but things go disastrously wrong when the gorilla is tormented and runs amok in the night club where he is the star attraction ...
Screenplay by RUTH ROSE From an original story by MERIAN C. COOPER Produced by JOHN FORD. MERIAN C. COOPER Directed by ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK
0 FILMS: page 28


Unknown: Terry Moore
Unknown: Robert Armstrong
Unknown: Joseph Young
Unknown: Jill Young
Play By: Ruth Rose
Story By: Merian C. Cooper
Produced By: John Ford.
Produced By: Merian C. Cooper
Directed By: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Jill Young: Terry Moore
Max O'Hara: Robert Armstrong
Gregg Ford: Ben Johnson
Press agent: Frank McHugh
Jill Young a child: Lora Lee Michel
himself: Mighty Joe Young

: Grandstand

See panel
including at 1.0 News Summary
Weather News Michael Fish


12.30-6.45 pm
Introduced by Steve Rider Featuring Golf
Timetable* 12.35 Boxing 1.10 Golf 1.55 Racing 2.5 Athletics 2.25 Racing 2.35 Athletics 2.55 Racing 3.5 Golf "Timings are subject to alteration

Golf: The Open
115th Championship Following a disappointing year for golf in 1985 with Langer winning the US Masters, Britain and Europe the Ryder Cup, and Lyle the Open, let's hope for better things this weekend at Turnberry. TOM is on a sixth win, GARY and JACK on four, SEVVY, LEE and ARNIE on three, SANDY on a pair, TONY'S in the commentary box, PETER. CLIVE. BRUCE, ALEX and MARK are there too.

And the other big happening this weekend (not the wedding, that's during the week) is the Heavyweight Championship of the World at Wembley, yes Wembley in London, England, tonight, and Britain's FRANK BRUNO is going to win it. The reason why in Grandstand this afternoon.
(Frank Bruno's Big Night Out is this evening at 11.25pm. The World Heavyweight Championship will be shown tomorrow at 8.35pm)

Athletics: World Junior Championships

Britain's reputation as a continuing force in world athletics is in very capable feet. DAVID SHARPE, our leader and friend of the boy Cram, JAMIE HENDERSON, a very rapid Scottish person and JAYNE HEATHCOTE, only 15 and improving all the time - therein the future, today around 2.0.

Racing from Newbury
The big race at 3.0 will be won in around 2:47.5 at which time Steve Cram would just about be starting his last lap. 2.0 Hillfields Trophy Handicap Stakes (7f) 2.30 Manton Rose Bowl Stakes (6f) 3.0 Morland Brewery Trophy (Handicap. 1m 5f 60yds) Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN JULIAN WILSON JIMMY LINDLEY

Television presentation: Golf HAROLD ANDERSON FRED VINER, JOHN SHREWSBURY ALASTAIR SCOTT Athletics ERT, Greece Racing BRIAN ROGERS Assistant editor Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS

BBC sports videos: Bell's Scotch Ryder Cup 1985 BBCV/B 5028 Jacklin and Palmer BBCV/B 5023

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The 1986 Royal Tournament

from Earls Court, London
The History of Flight is this year's theme coupled with the 50th anniversary of the Spitfire.
Over 2,000 men and women and 200 horses take part in what promises to be the most spectacular Royal Tournament ever held with a simulated rocket launch in the arena, satellites and one of the largest indoor laser shows seen in this country.
RAF Massed Bands
Musical Drive by the King's Troop RHA
Life of a Gurkha
Papua New Guinea Band and Dancers
RN Field Gun Race
RAF Police Dogs
Portuguese National Guard Mounted Band
Space Finale

Info: page 95


Producer: Michael Parker
Television production: Peter Hylton Cleaver
Lighting: Clive Potter
Lighting: Robert Ornbo
BBC commentator: Mike Smith

: Zeppelin

Michael York Elke Sommer
Marius Goring Rupert Davies
1915 - London is at the mercy of aerial attack by the mighty Zeppelins. Desperate to develop a counter-weapon, the British decide to plant a spy at the airship plant in Germany.
Geoffrey Richter-Douglas, a young Scot of German origin, is chosen for the task. After a carefully stage-managed 'escape' from England, he finds himself deep in enemy territory on a vital and dangerous mission ...
41 FILMS: page 28


Unknown: Michael York
Unknown: Elke Sommer
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Rupert Davies
Play By: Arthur Rowe
Play By: Donald Churchill
Produced By: Owen Crump
Directed By: Etienne Perier
Geoffrey Richter-Douglas: Michael York
Erika Altschul: Elke Sommer
Major Tauntler: Peter Carsten
Professor Altschul: Marius Goring
Col Hirsch: Anton Diffring
von Gorian: Andrew Kier
Captain Whitney: Rupert Davies
Stephanie: Alexandra Stewart
Anderson: William Marlowe
Blinker Hall: Richard Hurndall
Cockney sergeant: Michael Robbins
German officer: George Mikell
Lord Delford: Clive Morton
Harlich: Gary Waldhorn
Brandner: Alan Rothwell
Meier: John Gill
Jamie Fergusson: Ben H Oward
Major Proudfoot: Arnold Diamond
Prime Minister: Ronald Adam
Radio operator: Frazer Hines

: The Bob Monkhouse Show

Bob Monkhouse presents another edition of his international comedy showcase, featuring this week a special appearance by veteran American funny lady Phyllis Diller , the crazy conjuring of France's original comedy magic star Mac Ronay , and the hilarious miming skills of Britain's Derek Griffiths.
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Phyllis Diller
Unknown: Mac Ronay
Unknown: Derek Griffiths.
Unknown: Neil Shand
Unknown: Dennis Berson
Director: Geoff Miles
Produced By: John Fisher

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Cagney and Lacey

The last in the present series starring and Parting Shots
A big narcotics case is successfully concluded, but before the 14th Precinct can celebrate, one of their number is gunned down in the street. A cop killer is on the loose and for Cagney, Lacey and their colleagues, the tragedy brings home the precarious nature of the job and the value of their relationships ...
Written by LIZ COE


Written By: Liz Coe
Directed By: Georg Stanford Brown
Christine Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Detlsbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt Coleman: Harvey Atkin
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Det Newman: Dan Shor
David Keeler: Stephen MacHt
Knelman: Michael Fairman
Det Corassa: Paul Mantee

: Frank Bruno's Big Night Out

Introduced live from Wembley Stadium by Desmond Lynam with Harry Carpenter
In just over two hours time, FRANK BRUNO goes into the ring against TIM WITHERSPOON hoping to become Britain's first World Heavyweight Champion this century. Tonight's programme highlights the punching power which has brought Bruno his chance and assesses the claims of Witherspoon, the current WBA Champion who has already had four world title fights. Celebrity guests from sport and show business are on hand to support Frank Bruno 's biggest night.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Tim Witherspoon
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Producers: Campbell Ferguson
Producers: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Late Night in Concert

The Style Council
Paul Weller 's group was augmented by a number of 'honorary councillors' for this spectacular performance, filmed at Wembley Arena. Hits include 'Shout to the top', and 'Walls come tumbling down'. Introduced by Anne Nightingale


Unknown: Paul Weller
Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Unknown: Tom Corcoran

: Weather

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