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: Saturday Starts Here

Peter Simon introduces a bumper package of Saturday morning entertainment. Starting with Bananaman
Battle of the Century
Eric is just another schoolboy - but when danger calls, a few mouthfuls of his special bananas and Eric is Bananaman.
With the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor
Bill Oddie , Graeme Garden Jill Shilling
Written by BERNIE KAY Music by DAVE COOKE
Produced and directed by TERRY WARD (R)
8.25am Corners
Presented by Stephen Johnson Sophie Aldred with Jo Korna
How do synthesisers work? Why do golf balls have dimples? How can you hear the sea in a seashell? Designer PAUL SUDLOW
Production ALISON STEWART (R) Questions to Comers, BBCW, London W128QT
Eggs 'n' Baker with Cheryl Baker
It's bonfire night and Cheryl makes the right kind of food for the festivities. Firewater, gunpowder grog and the safest fireworks of all - made out of marzipan - are on offer. Setting the programme alight musically is Yazz, singing her latest hit. Director JOHN NORTHOVER
9.00am Going Live! with Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene
Featuring double cartoon action with The Raccoons and Thundercats, women's squash champion Lisa Opie, a Newsround report from the Orkney Islands, behind the scenes with Bananarama and 25 Years of Doctor Who.
Sylvester McCoy asks What's Your Story?, there's swimmer Adrian Moorhouse , Live Line, All About Me at the circus, Double Dare with Siobhan Maher and Stephen Johnson, Video Vote, Deacon Blue live and Trevor and Simon in search of Robin Hood. Join the 'Going Live!' gang for a morning of great entertainment - on your telly.


Introduces: Peter Simon
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jill Shilling
Written By: Bernie Kay
Music By: Dave Cooke
Directed By: Terry Ward
Presented By: Stephen Johnson
Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Jo Korna
Designer: Paul Sudlow
Unknown: Alison Stewart
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Lisa Opie
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse
Unknown: Siobhan Maher
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Deacon Blue
Unknown: Robin Hood.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather



Unknown: John Kettley

: Grandstand

See panel including at
12.50pm News Summary

: News

with Moira Stuart Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: The Flying Doctors

Like a Death in the Family Nancy learns the results of some medical tests and finds them difficult to come to terms with. Written by ROGER DUNN
Directed by DAN BURSTALL


Written By: Roger Dunn
Directed By: Dan Burstall
Dr Geoff Standish: Robert Grubb
Dr Chris Randall: Liz Burch
Kate Wellings: Leonore Smith
Dave Gibson: Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Nancy Buckley: Val Jellay
Emma: Rebecca Gibney
Violet Carnegie: Pat Evison
Ron Miller: Mark Little
Hurtle Morrison: Max Cullen
Vic Buckley: Maurie Fields
George Baxter: Bruce Barry
Sharon: Kylie Belling
Sgt Carruthers: Terry Gill
Joe Forrest: Gil Tucker
Dr Turner: John Frawley

: The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

starring Noel Edmonds special guests
Peter Blake , Shane Richie
Nicholas Parsons also featuring
Clarence and Joy Pickles
It's a dark and stormy night. You're lost. Your car breaks down. You see a strange castle on a hill. Tired and soaked to the skin, you knock at the huge double doors for help and they mysteriously swing open unaided.
Foolishly you walk in and get attacked by a werewolf ... ever had one of those days? Script associate MARTIN BOOTH Sound DAVID THOMPSON Lighting ERIC WALLIS
Design MARTIN METHVEN Produced and directed by MICHAEL LEGGO


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Peter Blake
Unknown: Shane Richie
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Directed By: Michael Leggo

: Bob's Full House

starring Bob Monkhouse More exciting prizes to be won on television's bingo quiz show as four hopeful contestants compete for the chance of a dream holiday. Game devised by TERRY MARDELL and DAVID MOORE Programme associates
Produced by GEOFF MILES


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Terry Mardell
Unknown: David Moore
Unknown: Colin Edmonds
Unknown: John Junhn
Unknown: John Delany
Designer: Dacre Punt
Director: Bill Morton
Produced By: Geoff Miles

: 'Allo'Allo!

When orders are given for
Rene to be arrested and shot, Monsieur Leclerc produces some of his best work with explosive results.
Book, 'The War Diaries of Rene Artois ', £5.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Monsieur Leclerc
Design: David Buckingham
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Produced By: David Croft
Unknown: Rene Artois
Rene: Gorden Kaye
Edith: Carmen Silvera
Monsieur Alfonse: Kenneth Connor
Leclerc: Jack Haig
Fairfax: John D Collins
Carstairs: Nicholas Frankau
Colonel: Richard Marner
Gruber: Guy Siner
Helga: Kim Hartman
Capt Alberto Bertorelli: Gavin Richards
Von Klinkerhoffen: Hilary Minster
Mimi: Sue Hodge
Yvette: Vicki Michelle
Michelle: Kirsten Cooke
Fanny: Rose Hill
Flick: Richard Gibson
Crabtree: Arthur Bostrom
'London Calling': Paul Cooper
Stormtrooper: Dick Harris
German guard: Richard Bonehill

: Hearts of Gold

Devised and presented by Esther Rantzen
Reporter Michael Groth
This series celebrates people who have performed unsung acts of outstanding kindness or courage.
If you would like to nominate somebody to win the Hearts of Gold award, please write to:
Hearts of Gold, BBCtv, London W12 7RJ
Series producer BRYHER SCUDAMORE


Presented By: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Michael Groth
Director: Robin Bextor
Producer: Bryher Scudamore

: All Creatures Great and Small

based on the books by JAMES HERRIOT
Female of the Species by BRIAN FINCH starring
Siegfried is persuaded by an i old colleague to show his offspring the sharp end of the business - and Calum, resentful of another callow youth around the surgery, becomes more enthusiastic when he first beholds the veterinary student....
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON Designer CHRIS RUGG


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Brian Finch
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Chris Rugg
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Tony Virgo
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: John McGlynn
Deirdre: Andrea Gibb
Emma: Veronica Smart
Mr Biggins: John Sharp
Jack Sanders: James Warrior
Betty Sanders: Gillian Hanna
Mrs Bell: Sandra Gough
Joe Harris: Roger Bingham
Simon Harris: Graham Wicinskj
Peter: Richard Houlian

: News and Sport

with Martyn Lewis ; Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Apology - for Murder

starring Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller
'Attention: Criminals! You have wronged people. It is to people you must apologise to, not to God. Get your misdeeds off your chest! Call 555-4738 now.'
An interesting advertisement; a challenging concept for its creator, artist Lily McGuire, and the raw material for her latest piece of work. But when a man calls confessing to a series of grisly murders, it is only a matter of time before she is the one in danger.
Screenplay by MARK MEDOFF Produced by RICHARD PARKS Directed by ROBERT BIERMAN
(First showing on British television)
* FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Lesley Ann Warren
Unknown: Peter Weller
Artist: Lily McGuire
Play By: Mark Medoff
Produced By: Richard Parks
Directed By: Robert Bierman
Lily: Lesley Ann Warren
Rad Hungate: Peter Weller
Patty Garretson: Ellen Barber
Lt Arnold Goodson: Reathel Bean
Frank: George Loros
Anna: Skye Bassett
Gordon: Garrett M Brown
Jean: Diana Reis
Philip: John Glover
Derelict: Harvey Fierstein
Assistant District Attorney: Charles S. Dutton

: The Odd Couple

Jack Klugman as Oscar Tony Randall as Felix Felix Gets Sick
The situation is perfect: it's the weekend, Felix is going away and Oscar has a hot date. But then the world's greatest hypochondriac comes down with 'one of those 48-hour things' and Oscar's intention of playing doctors and nurses turns out to be not quite what he had in mind ...
Written by ALBERT E. LEWIN Directed by HAL COOPER


Unknown: Jack Klugman
Unknown: Oscar Tony Randall
Unknown: Felix Felix
Written By: Albert E. Lewin
Directed By: Hal Cooper

: American Hot Wax

Tim McIntire with Chuck Berry Jerry Lee Lewis
'This is Alan Freed ... and this is rock 'n' roll.' With these words the young hearts of New York race as the most celebrated of radio disc jockeys unleashes the popular sounds of the 50s. Besieged by adoring fans, young hopefuls and desperate record producers, disapproved of by worrying parents, stern policemen and ruthless federal agents, Freed prepares for the great event of 1959, the first anniversary rock 'n' roll show live at the Brooklyn Paramount theatre ...
The hit songs of the period as well as performances by Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis are featured in this exuberant look at the early days of rock 'n' roll. with CHUCK BERRY. JERRY LEE
Based on a story by JOHN KAYE and ART LINSON
Produced by ART LINSON
Directed by FLOYD MUTRUX
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Tim McIntire
Unknown: Chuck Berry
Unknown: Jerry Lee Lewis
Unknown: Chuck Berry
Unknown: Jerry Lee
Unknown: Chuck Berry.
Unknown: Jerry Lee
Unknown: Jay Hawkins
Unknown: John Kaye
Story By: John Kaye
Produced By: Art Linson
Directed By: Floyd Mutrux
Alan Freed: Tim McIntire
Sheryl: Fran Drescher
Mookie: Jay Leno
Teenage Louise: Laraine Newman
The Chesterfields: Carl Earl Weaver
The Chesterfields: Al Chalk
The Chesterfields ,: Sam Harkness
The Chesterfields: Arnold McCuller
Lennie Richfield: Jeff Altman
Artie Moress: Moosie Drier
D A Coleman: John Lehne
Stone: Stewart Steinberg
Phillips: Jack Edward Ellis
Donahue: Richard Forbes

: Weather

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