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: The Family-Ness

Ferocious-Ness and the Look-alike Contest (R)

: The Muppet Babies

Dental Hyjinks
Will Baby Fozzie come back alive, or looking like a Swiss cheese if he goes to the dreaded dentist? The frightened babies conjure up all sorts of horror stories featuring scary people like
Dr Frogenstein, Nurse Pigor and Count Gonzola. Created for television by JIM HENSON


Television By: Jim Henson

: Saturday Superstore

with Mike Read Keith Chegwin Sarah Greene and Vicky Licorish
Join the SuperStore gang for a full morning's live entertainment with their special guests, which include writers Brian Patten and Roger McGough in a poetic mood, Lynn Faulds Wood leading a special investigation into the world of creepy-crawlies in Bug
Watch special, Wayne Sleep dancing into the store, and Ricky Simmonds , Melissa Wilkes and John Alford - 'Ant', 'Jackie' and 'Robbie' from Grange Hill.
In the music department are the Pearson family - the incomparable Five Star - with their latest hit 'Rain or shine'. Also in store, cartoon adventure with Pole Position, plus murder, mystery and mayhem down at Dunnett Hall. Editor CHRIS BELLINGER


Unknown: Mike Read
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Vicky Licorish
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Unknown: Ricky Simmonds
Unknown: Melissa Wilkes
Unknown: John Alford
Unknown: Grange Hill.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Grandstand

See panel including at
12.45 News Summary Weather News JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: John Kettley

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Roland Rat - The Series

BBC3 swings into action once again with the hippest rodent this side of Hendon. This week's show is greatly enhanced with the arrival of cuddly, adorable... warthogs, who manage to make even Little Reggie look hygienic!
Also, making a musical debut, is Colin the Flea. Colin denies owing his showbiz break to Roland and insists he worked his own way up from scratch.
Also featuring Darcey de Farcey (James Saxon) and Maureen McConkey (Anna Karen)


Roland Rat (voice/operator)/Conceived by/Writer: David Claridge
Darcey De Farcey: James Saxon
Maureen McConkey: Anna Karen
Writer: Colin Bostock-Smith
Writer: Sean Carson
Writer: David Tomlinson
Make-up designer: Cecile Hay-Arthur
Sound: Bob Foley
Designer: Grenville Horner
Executive Producer: Michael Hurll
Producer/Director: Marcus Mortimer

: Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 5

by Philip Martin
starring Colin Baker
A 14-part adventure
The Doctor and Peri arrive on the planet Thoros-Beta, where an old enemy awaits.


Writer: Philip Martin
Incidental Music: Richard Hartley
Script Editor: Eric Saward
Designer: Andrew Howe-Davies
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Producer: Ron Jones
The Doctor: Colin Baker
Valeyard: Michael Jayston
Inquisitor: Lynda Bellingham
Peri: Nicola Bryant
Frax: Trevor Laird
Crozier: Patrick Ryecart
Yrcanos: Brian Blessed
Matrona Kani: Alibe Parsons
The Lukoser: Thomas Branch
Sil: Nabil Shaban
Kiv: Christopher Ryan

: The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show

starring Noel Edmonds and Mike Smith
In this, the first of a new live series, Noel presents many brand new features. Have you got a Claim to Fame? Could you accept the Golden
Gauntlet challenge and beat the Flushbusters? Telephone lines are open from 5.0 pm to 90 pm on [number removed]. The Hit Squad and Golden Egg Awards are back, and Mike Smith takes a whirly wheeler on a dramatic cable-car rescue in Where an Eagle Dares.
Major prizes can be won in Smitty's Challenge and the telephone password gives every viewer a chance to win a 'glittering prize' - but only if they give this week's password - 'The geese fly backwards over my house' - when Noel calls them live during the show.
It's the show you just can't videotape - you must watch it live - you'll love it! Sound DAVID THOMPSON Lighting ALAN JEFFERY
Designer DAVID BUCKINGHAM Produced and directed by MICHAEL HURLL
0 FEATURE: page 101

: Every Second Counts

starring Paul Daniels
Play along at home and compete with the contestants who play for and against the clock in this comedy quiz show. Which one of the lucky couples will play the exciting final game?


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Unknown: Henry Barber
Designer: Roger Harris
Director: Tony Newman
Producer: David Taylor

: The Russ Abbot Show

starring Russ Abbot special guest star Les Dennis featuring Bella Emberg and Maggie Moone
Tom Bright , Suzy Aitchison Gordon Kennedy
'If there's something strange in the neighbourhood who you gonna call - Ghostdusters?'
Russ and Les take on the role of the famous characters,
C.U. Jimmy gets a surprise at the local takeaway. There's a lesson in the art of ballet and the world premiere of the shortest version of Aye-Aye Claudius.
Written by BARRY CRYER
PAUL MINETT and BRIAN LEVESON Script associates
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH ChoreographerTUDOR DAVIES
Sound supervisor LAURIE TAYLOR Lighting director DICKIE HIGHAM Designers


Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Maggie Moone
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Suzy Aitchison
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Neil Shand.
Written By: Gary Clapperton
Unknown: James Hendrie.
Unknown: Mike Burton
Unknown: Paul Minett
Unknown: Brian Leveson
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Neil Shand
Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Tudor Davies
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Director: Dickie Higham
Unknown: Chris Hull
Unknown: Gary Williamson
Directed By: John Bishop

: Casualty

Blood Brothers by Wally K. Daly
'You don't know what this epidemic is doing to our community. It's terrifying.'
Series created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin
Script editor Caroline Oulton Designer George Kyriakides Producer Geraint Morris Director Antonia Bird
Ceefax Subtitles


Writer: Wally K. Daly
Series creator: Jeremy Brock
Series creator: Paul Unwin
Editor: Caroline Oulton
Designer: George Kyriakides
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Antonia Bird
Ewart: Bernard Gallagher
Charlie: Derek Thompson
Brian Northover: Andrew McCulloch
Kuba: Christopher Rozycki
Olwen: Audrey Noble
Duffy: Cathy Shipton
Susie: Debbie Roza
Mrs Ferguson: Christine Pollon
Mr Thalton: James Snell
Frank: Paul Cooke
King: George Harris
Baz: Julia Watson
Mrs Parker: Laura Cox
Jed: Brian Bovell
Megan: Brenda Fricker
Carrie: Sara Moore
David: Rio Fanning
James: Michael Culver
Dt Sgt Fox: John Flanagan
Bill: James Marcus
Mr Fenton: Raymond Mason

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Saturday Night at the Movies: Wet Gold

continues a season of films new to television.
Tonight starring Brooke Shields, Burgess Meredith
Laura is young, beautiful and sick of her life waitressing in a cheap diner by day and fantasising about wealth with her boyfriend Barnes by night. Then one morning she stumbles across Sampson, an old drunken beach bum who tells her a fantastic tale of a sunken ship and a fortune in gold. With Sampson as a Partner, Laura persuades Barnes and a diver called Keating to help her find the treasure. All goes well until the first sign of gold, when greed begins to infect the group - with terrible and violent consequences.
(First showing on British television)
FILMS: page 26


Screenplay: David Sherwin
Screenplay: Joyce Eliason
Produced by: Douglas Claybourne
Directed by: Dick Lowry
Laura: Brooke Shields
Sampson: Burgess Meredith
Barnes: Tom Byrd
Keating: Brian Kerwin

: Blott on the Landscape

Last of six parts dramatised by MALCOLM BRADBURY
Blott's destructive night out has had no effect in stopping the motorway. But Blott is determined not to be beaten. He plans one final campaign to protect the estate.


Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Dramatised By: Malcolm Bradbury
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Roger Bamford
Sir Giles: George Cole
Lady Maud: Geraldine James
Blott: David Suchet
Dundridge: Simon Cadell
Mrs Forthby: Julia McKenzie
Ganglion: Geoffrey Bayldon
Minister: Geoffrey Chater
Hoskins: Paul Brooke
Densher: Jeremy Clyde
Chief Constable: Christopher Benjamin
Bessie Williams: Sarah Porter
Mrs Wynn: Mary Healey
Gen Burnett: Nicholas Selby
Mrs Bullett-Finch: Georgine Anderson
Col Chapman: John Rapley
First Miss Percival: Matyelok Gibbs
Second Miss Percival: Sylvia Barter
TV reporter JOL: Yon McDowell
Governor: Tony Steedman
Detective: Roger Hume
Hefty: Brian Coburn
Major Templeton: Mark Jones
Orderly: Stephanie Whittaker
Social worker: Natalie Caron
Policeman: David Rowlands

: Crisis in Mid-Air

George Peppard Karen Grassle Desi Arnaz Jr Air controller Nick Culver is haunted by a recent mid-air collision that is being investigated. On top of that, his marriage is on the rocks and some of his colleagues are hinting that he is too old for his high-tension job. When a hijacked bus and a crippled aircraft are added to the routine hazards of an overworked system, the situation becomes explosive.
Teleplay by SEAN BAINE
Produced by ROGER LEWIS
Directed by WALTER GRAUMAN 0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: George Peppard
Unknown: Karen Grassle
Unknown: Sean Baine
Produced By: Roger Lewis
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Nick Culver: George Peppard
Betsy Culver: Karen Grassle
Tim Donovan: Desi Arnaz Jr
Plovano: Michael Constantine
Haley: Greg Morris
Billy Coleman: Fabian Forte
MullinS: Dana Elcar
Loeber: Alan Fudge
Jenny: Denise Dubarry
Dr Denvers: Martin Milner
Adam Travis: Don Murray

: Weather

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