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: Open University

6.40 Pure Maths: Ideas of Space

7.05 Maths: Caring for Data

: Saturday Starts Here!

Playdays: The Dot Stop
With Wayne Jackman and Wayne Tregonning.
Seven is the number of the day and Dot finds seven hats (R)


Presenter (Saturday Starts Here!): Wayne Jackman
Presenter (Saturday Starts Here!): Wayne Tregonning
Producer (Saturday Starts Here!): Christine Hewitt
Dot ("Playdays"): Eithne Hannigan
Storyteller ("Playdays"): Iain Lauchlan
Producer ("Playdays"): Michael Cole

: Mersey Tales

Roger McGough tells his own story "The Stowaways."
BBC North West


Storyteller: Roger McGough
Director: Graham Booth
Producer: Celia Bonner

: ChuckleVision

Paul and Barry Chuckle take to their bikes and set out to prove that life goes in cycles.
BBC North West


Music: Dave Cooke
Camera: Michael Farr
Producer: Martin Hughes
Himself: Paul Chuckle
Himself: Barry Chuckle

: Going Live!

Guests are The Really Wild Show's Terry Nutkins, Chris Packham and Nick Davies, author Paul Zindel, plus music from Belinda Carlisle and Liza Minnelli. With Sarah Greene and Phillip Schofield.
Featuring Trevor and Simon and Peter Simon with Double Dare.


Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Comedians: Trevor and Simon
Presenter (Double Dare): Peter Simon
Guest: Terry Nutkins
Guest: Chris Packham
Guest: Nick Davies
Guest: Paul Zindel
Singer: Belinda Carlisle
Singer: Liza Minnelli
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

With Bill Giles.


Weatherman: Bill Giles


Introduced by Bob Wilson. Provisional Timetable
12.20 Hockey; 1.00 News
1.05 Bowls; 1.30 Racing
1.45 Bowls; 2.00 Racing 245 Bowls; 2.30 Racing
2.45 Rugby; 3.50 Football
4.00 Bowls; 4.35 Cricket
4.40 Final Score
From Preston.
Embassy World Indoor Championship 1990
This afternoon's matches are the best of five sets.
There's a week left.
David Rhys Jones and Jimmy Davidson.
Rugby League
Silk Cut Challenge Cup
The pick of the third-round ties. Highlights of the first half, then live for the second. Commentators: Ray French and Alex Murphy.
From Lahore.
World Cup Final
The sport's biggest event outside the Olympics.
Commentator: Barry Davies.
From Punchestown.
1.35 Baltinglass Hurdle (2m)
2.05 Diners Club Chase
(2m 2f)
2.35 Ladbrokes Trial (3m 2f) Commentators: Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
From Jamaica.
West Indies v England Brief highlights of this morning's play in the First Test match.
Television presentation:
Rugby league KEITH PHILLIPS Racing RTE. Dublin


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: David Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson.
Unknown: Alex Murphy.
Commentator: Barry Davies.
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: News

With Moira Stuart.


Newsreader: Moira Stuart

: The Flying Doctors: Repeat Performance

The Coopers Crossing centenary celebrations are under way, with Sam and Emma's wedding as the highlight. Meanwhile, Chris battles to save the life of a girl who has diphtheria, using 19th-century methods.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Tony Morphett
Director: Mark Defriest
Dr Geoff Standish: Robert Grubb
Dr Chris Randall: Liz Burch
Kate Wellings: Lenore Smith
Sam Patterson: Peter O'Brien
Emma Plimpton: Rebecca Gibney
Hurtle Morrison: Max Cullen
Violet Carnegie: Pat Evison
Vie Buckley: Maurie Fields
George Baxter: Bruce Barry
Sgt Jack Carruthers: Terry Gill

: Jim'll Fix It

Jimmy Savile makes more dreams come true.
Write to: Jim'll Fix It, [address removed]
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Director: Peter Laskie
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Little and Large

Starring Syd Little and Eddie Large.
Special guests are
Bonnie Langford and Living in a Box. Featuring Sabina Franklin Roy Holder , David Battley and Ronnie Hazlehurst and His Orchestra. Written by RUSSEL LANE and BRAD ASHTON
Script associate BRAD ASHTON Choreographer JEFF THACKER
Executive producer BILL WILSON Produced and directed by DAVID TAYLOR


Unknown: Syd Little
Unknown: Eddie Large.
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Sabina Franklin
Unknown: Roy Holder
Unknown: David Battley
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Written By: Russel Lane
Unknown: Brad Ashton
Unknown: Brad Ashton
Unknown: Choreographer Jeff Thacker
Producer: Bill Wilson
Directed By: David Taylor

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Paul's special guests on the last show in the current series are: from New York, Rudy Coby brings his strange magic, plus the Paul Daniels British Freestyle BMX Team. Featuring Debbie McGee. Musical director RAY MONK
Programme associate ALI BONGO
Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Design JAMES GRANT
Produced and directed by GEOFF MILES


Unknown: Rudy Coby
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Debbie McGee.
Director: Ray Monk
Unknown: Ali Bongo
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Design: James Grant
Directed By: Geoff Miles

: Waterfront Beat

Last in the series.
Don moves house with June and finds a new home for his division; Ronnie has his first court appearance; and Madeline is decoy in the skip murders.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Music: Steve Wright
Design: Carol Sheeran
Director: Richard Bramall
Written and produced by: Phil Redmond
ACC (Ops): Dennis Lill
ACC Bolton: Alister Cameron
PC Barker: Brian McCardie
Douglas Brown: Terence Wilton
Det Insp Bush: John Patrick
Brian Dawes: Martin Matthews
Supt Fallows: Rupert Frazer
WPC Forest: Jane Hazlegrove
Chief Supt Henderson: John Ashton
June Henderson: Denise Stephenson
Tony Henderson: Damien Walker
PC Jackbridge: Ray Polhill
WDC Long: Helena Little
Det Sgt McCarthy: Owen Teale
Det Supt Mathews: Geoffrey Leesley
PC Morgan: Gordon Cameron
Sgt Simon: Stuart Golland
PC Smith: Philip Middlemiss
House owner: James Quinn
Murderer: Adrian Luty
Pat: Romy Baskerville
Court usher: Anthony Benson

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.


Newsreader: Michael Buerk

: Midnight Caller: Do You Believe in Miracles?

A few days before Christmas a sick young girl sees a statue of the infant Jesus weep tears. The miracle is hailed with excitement but, as Killian discovers, what might be an object of faith to one may be a means of revenge to another.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Peter Bonventre
Director: Robert Singer
Jack Killian: Gary Cole
Devon King: Wendy Kilbourne
Lt Carl Zymak: Arthur Taxier
Billy Po: Dennis Dun
Deacon Bridges: Mykel T. Williamson
Nick Clemente: Dennis Lipscomb
Mrs Clemente: Amelia Martinez Schumacher
Emily: Amy Torchia
Fr Joe Dimaggio: Reni Santoni

: Rory Bremner

More sharp satire from the comedian with more faces than a green prime minister. A special anniversary edition of last year's show.
Featuring John Bird
Steve Nallon , Enn Reitel and the music of Steve Brown.
Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER
(First shoum on BBC2)


Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Steve Brown.
Written By: Rory Bremner
Written By: Geoff Atkinson
Written By: John Langdon
Unknown: John Bird.
Unknown: Kim Fuller
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Designer: Harry Banks
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: National Lampoon's Vacation

Starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.
Clark Griswold takes his all-American family for a badly needed holiday to Wally World - a theme park where your wildest dreams come true. The only problem is getting there.
A wild and adult comedy from the team that brought us "Animal House".
Films: pages 13-14
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Screenplay: John Hughes
Director: Harold Ramis
Clark Griswold: Chevy Chase
Ellen Griswold: Beverly D'Angelo
Aunt Edna: Imogene Coca
Cousin Eddie: Randy Quaid
Rusty Griswold: Anthony Michael Hall
Audrey Griswold: Dana Barron
Roy Walker: Eddie Bracken
Kamp Komfort clerk: Brian Doyle-Murray
Cousin Catherine: Miriam Flynn
Motorcycle cop: James Keach

: International Cricket: West Indies v England: First Test

From Kingston. It's 16 years since England last beat the West Indies at Test level, but Graham Gooch and his men are confident they can end the sequence this time. Highlights of the first day's play are introduced by Tony Lewis.
Television presentation TWI


Presenter: Tony Lewis

: Count Yorga, Vampire

Starring Robert Quarry and Michael Murphy.
In his mansion, the handsome but mysterious Count Yorga is holding a seance. As it progresses, the evil Count begins to use his supernatural powers over the assembled group. The scene is set for the Count to fulfil his undead lust.
Films: pages 13-14


Written and directed by: Bob Kelljan
Count Yorga: Robert Quarry
Paul: Michael Murphy
Dr Hayes: Roger Perry
Michael: Michael MacReady
Donna: Donna Anders
Erica: Judith Lang

: Weather

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