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: Open University

6.40 Pure Maths: Orthogonal Bases
7.05 No Minister: Education

: Saturday Starts Here!

Clive's got a bad toothache. Dennis says he'll get the tooth out, but Clive's not very happy about that!
With Wayne Jackman and lan Tregonning
Producer Christine Hewitt

The Playbus stops today at the Why Bird Stop.
Someone is coming to collect an elephant from the lost property office.
Story: The New Playgroup by Judy Taylor.
Puppeteer: Fiona Beynon Brown. Producer Barbara Roddam
Executive producer Cynthia Felgate. A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)

7.55 am Laurel and Hardy
A famous criminal is on the loose and must be caught, so secret agents Stan and OIlie are assigned to the case. (R)

8.00 am New Adventures of Mighty Mouse
Mighty Mouse must go to court when Scrappy disappears and Mighty Mouse is accused of kidnapping him.

8.15 am Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes
A seven-part costume drama. Starring Roland Rat Superstar
Special guest Mollie Sugden
3: Holmes receives a letter from Yorkshire. Is the Giant Rat haunting the moors? Writers Colin Bostock-Smith and David Claridge
Producer Steve Haggard BBC North West

8.35 am Thundercats
Intergalactic Safari Joe appears on the scene with his robot mule and discovers the weaknesses of the Thundercats. (R)


Presenter ("Saturday Starts Here!"): Wayne Jackman
Puppeteer ("Saturday Starts Here!"): Ian Tregonning
Producer ("Saturday Starts Here!"): Christine Hewitt
"The New Playgroup" written by ("Playdays: "): Judy Taylor
Puppeteer ("Playdays"): Fiona Beynon Brown
Producer ("Playdays"): Barbara Roddam
Executive Producer ("Playdays"): Cynthia Fetgate
Special Guest ("Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes"): Mollie Sugden
Writer ("Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes"): Colin Bostock-Smith
Writer ("Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes"): David Claridge
Producer ("Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes"): Steve Haggard

: Going Live!

This week's Press Conference guest is the Controller of BBC1, Jonathan Powelt. This is your chance to call him on [number removed]and tell him what you think about television. Vet Nigel Taylor has some unusual domestic pets - pot-bellied pigs.
With Sarah Greene and Phillip Schofield.
Featuring Trevor and Simon and Peter Simon with DouMe Dare.
Editor ChhsBellinger


Unknown: Jonathan Powelt.
Unknown: Nigel Taylor
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Phillip Schofield.
Unknown: Peter Simon

: Weather

With Bernard Davey.


Unknown: Bernard Davey.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Rugby; 12.35 Ski-ing
12.50 Footbali
1.00 News; 1.05 Badminton
1.45 Ice Hockey; 2.25 Rugby
3.55 Football; 4.00 Badminton
4.40 Final Score
Rugby Union
From Murrayfield.
Scotland v England Live coverage of the Royal Bank of Scotland international match.
Commentators: Bill McLaren and Bill Beaumont.
From Wembley.
Yonex All England Open Championships
Probably the best event in what is the newest of Olympic sports. Women's and men's finals this afternoon.
Commentators: Barry Davies and Craig Reedie.
(Continued at 5.05pm on BBC2)
World Cup reminders and FA Cup goals from round six.
Ice Hockey From Cardiff.
Cardiff Devils v Murrayfield Racers
Commentators: Paul Ferguson and Red Imne.
From Aare, Sweden. Men's Downhill Championships
Commentator: David Vine.
Television presentation:
Rugby union Johnnie Watherston
Badminton Alan Griffiths Ice hockey Huw Jones Ski-ing SVT, Sweden
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Bill Beaumont.
Commentators: Barry Davies
Commentators: Craig Reedie.
Commentators: Paul Ferguson
Commentator: David Vine.
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: Badminton Alan Griffiths
Unknown: Huw Jones
Producer: Martin Hopkjns
Editor: John Philips

: News

Moira Stuart presents the latest news from Britain and around the world.


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Stay Tooned

Tony Robinson presents the first in a new series full of suspense, comedy and drama. The east features
Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Daffy Duck and many more.
Videotape editor Roy Demery Producer Nick Jones


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Editor: Roy Demery
Producer: Nick Jones

: The Flying Doctors

A car accident instigates an emergency flight for the RFDS. The driver is seriously injured and a local woman claims there was also a little girl in the car - but where is she and why isn't Jack interested in finding her?


Dr Geoff Standish: Robert Grubb
Dr Chris Randall: Liz Burch
Kate Wettings: Lenore Smith
Sam Patterson: Peter O'Brien
Emma Plimpton: Rebecca Gibney
Violet Carnegie: Pat Evison
Vic Buckley: Maurie Fields
Sergeant Jack Carruthers: Terry Gill
Nancy Buckley: Val Jellay
DJ: George Kapiniaris

: Jim'll Fix It

Jimmy Savile makes more dreams come true. Director Peter Laskie
Producer Roger Ordish
0 WRITE TO: Jim'll Fix It, BBCtv Centre, Wood Lane , London W12 8QT.


Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Director: Peter Laskie
Producer: Roger Ordish
Unknown: Wood Lane

: Flash Gordon

Sam Jones
Melody Anderson
Strange energy waves from the planet Mongo threaten to crash the moon into the Earth. Only one chance remains for mankind -
Flash Gordon! Together with the comely Dale Arden and brilliant scientist
Hans Zarkov , he must make a perilous rocket flight to Mongo to confront and defeat the brutal Ming the Merciless and his plan for cosmic dominance.
A spectacular version of the adventures of the famous comic strip hero.
Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr Directed by Michael Hodges


Unknown: Sam Jones
Unknown: Dale Arden
Unknown: Hans Zarkov
Directed By: Michael Hodges
Flash Gordon: Sam Jones
Dale Arden: Melody Anderson
Emperor Ming: Max von Sydow
Princess Aura: Ornella Muti
Dr Hans Zarkov: Chaim Topol
Prince Barin: Timothy Dalton
Vultan: Brian Blessed
Klytus: Peter Wyngarde
Kala: Mariangela Melato
Arbonrian priest: John Osborne

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Midnight Caller

Starring Gary Cole Wendy Kilbourne
Killian takes an abandoned youth named Sylver Jenson under his wing, but the plot takes a twist when Sylver flies the coop and falls under the influence of a modem-day Fagin.
Writer Tom Towler
Director by Randall Zisk


Unknown: Gary Cole
Unknown: Wendy Kilbourne
Unknown: Sylver Jenson
Unknown: Tom Towler
Unknown: Randall Zisk
Jack Killian: Gary Cole
Devon King: Wendy Kilbourne
Lieutenant Carl Zymak: Arthur Taxier
Billy Po: Dennis Dun
Deacon Bridges: Mykel T Williamson
Sylver: Jared Rushton
Leslie: Kate McNeil
Harry Manx: Joe Grifasi
Rebound: Kevin Lasit

: Boxing

Dave McAuley (Champion) v Louis Curtis
(USA Challenger) in the IBF World Flyweight Championship.
McAuley's second defence of the title he won from
Duke McKenzie at Wembley last year. This time, he's in front of his own supporters in Belfast who always generate a terrific first-night atmosphere.
Television presentation Bob Duncan
Editor Brian Barwick


Unknown: Dave McAuley
Unknown: Louis Curtis
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Rory Bremner

It's that unrepeatable offer again. Comedy, satire and a thousand satisfied costumiers.
Presented by John Bird Elizabeth McKechnie
Steve Nallon (aka Margaret Thatcher), Enn Reitel and the music of Steve Brown. Writers Rory Bremner, Geoff Atkinson, David Baddiel, Angus Deayton, Kim Fuller and Patrick Marber
Designer Harry Banks
Producer/Director Marcus Mortimer


Presented By: John Bird
Presented By: Elizabeth McKechnie
Presented By: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Steve Brown.
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Geoff Atkinson
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Unknown: Kim Fuller
Director: Marcus Mortimer

: Rider on the Rain

Starring Charles Bronson Marlene Jobert
A brutal assault and its consequences trap a young woman in a living nightmare of suspicion and terror, observed by a mysterious American.
Screenplay by Sebastian Japrisot and Lorenzo Ventavoli Director Rene Clement
0 FILMS: pages 18-21


Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Marlene Jobert
Unknown: Sebastian Japrisot
Unknown: Lorenzo Ventavoli
Director: Rene Clement
Mellie: Marlene Jobert
Dobbs: Charles Bronson
Juliette: Annie Cordy
Nicole: Jill Ireland
Tony: Gabriele Tinti
Toussaint: Jean Gaven

: Weather

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