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: Open University

6.40 Maths: Multiplying
7.05 Maths: Miles of Aisles

: Saturday Starts Here!

Dennis has a new career plan - to entertain at children's parties. Clive's job is to help with the Punch and Judy show and do some magic tricks!
With Wayne Jackman and Ian Tregonning.
Production Christine Hewitt
The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop, where the children go looking for a lost toy, and Lizzie finds someone she didn't expect. Presenter:
Dave Benson Phillips.
Puppeteer: Jane Eve.(R)
Laurel and Hardy
Cartoon adventures with the hapless duo, Stan and Ollie. The two are excited about their new role as professional photographers until they realise that their first assignment is photographing the day-to-day life of a gorilla. (R)
New Adventures of Mighty Mouse
Mighty Mouse has a story for a movie: Snow White arrives in Detroit to become a singer and she grows seven dwarfs to sing with her.
8.15am Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes
A seven-part costume drama. Starring
Roland Rat Superstar Special guest
Christopher Ryan
4: The Great Northern
Railways Happy Holiday Club offers Holmes a free train trip. But who is the mysterious engineer? Writers Dominic Macdonald and David Claridge
Producer Steve Haggard BBC North West
8.35am Thundercats
Mumm-Ra again summons the Driller to help destroy the Cat's Lair - and offers him diamonds to do it. (R)


Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Ian Tregonning.
Unknown: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips.
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Christopher Ryan
Unknown: Dominic MacDonald
Unknown: David Claridge
Producer: Steve Haggard

: Going Live!

A life on the ocean wave!
Join the Going Live! crew as they attempt to transport
Studio 7 across the English Channel to France. Joining them are this week's special guests, comedienne Victoria Wood and fashion expert Jeff Banks. There's music from Halo James and solutions to your 'growing pains' problems with Phillip Hodson.
Will Phillip Schofield , Sarah Greene and Trevor and Simon make it to Calais before Grandstand? Editor Chris Bellinger


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Jeff Banks.
Unknown: Halo James
Unknown: Phillip Hodson.
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

With Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Ian McCaskill


Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football; 1.05 News
1.10 Racing; 1.25 Snooker
1.45 Racing; 2.00 Athletics
2.20 Racing;
2.35 Athletics
2.40 Rugby
4.10 Athletics
4.35 Cricket
Rugby Union From Dublin.
Ireland v Wales
Live coverage of the Digital international match.
Bill McLaren and Eddie Butler.
From Bournemouth.
The first eight of the 17-frame final for the British
Car Rental World Cup.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Jack Kamehm , Ray Edmonds and John Spencer.
(Continued at 4.40pm on BBC2)
European Cup quarter finals, World Cup action and a look at Brazil's past performances in preparation for Wednesday's game at Wembley.
From Aix-les-Bains, France. IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Coverage of the women's races, followed by the men's. Commentators:
David Coleman
Ron Pickering and Brendan Foster.
From Newbury.
1.15 Brown Chamberlain
Handicap Chase (3m)
1.50 Hoechst Panacur EBF
Novices' Hurdle (Limited Handicap. 21hm 120yds)
2.25 Racing Post Novices' Steeple Chasers Final (Handicap. 2½m)
Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
From Port of Spain.
West Indies v England
Action from the first session on the second day of the Third Test.
Television presentation:
Rugby union RTE, Dublin Snooker Keith Mackenzie Athletics A2S, France Racing Bob Duncan
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips
• MAGAZINE: the 1990 spring edition of 'Grandstand' magazine, price 95p, now available in most newsagents.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Unknown: Eddie Butler.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Kamehm
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: John Spencer.
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Brendan Foster.
Unknown: Brown Chamberlain
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie

: News

With Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Stay Tooned

Tony Robinson presents another half-hour in the company of a cast of animated thousands, including Tom and Jerry and many more.
This evening's show puts the spotlight on the glittering Oscar ceremony. Videotape editor Roy Demery Producer Nick Jones


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

: The Flying Doctors

A routine clinic run turns into a succession of diverting emergencies just as the vice president of the RFDS arrives for a snap inspection. Meanwhile, Jack reveals he has a romantic interest in Chris.


Dr Geoff Standish: Robert Grubb
Dr Chris Randall: Liz Burch
Kate Wellings: Lenore Smith
Sam Patterson: Peter O'Brien
Emma: Rebecca Gibney
Violet Carnegie: Pat Evison
Vic Buckley: Maurie Fields
Sgt Jack Carruthers: Terry Gill

: 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

: Starman

First showing on network television.
Starring Jeff Bridges Karen Allen
Jenny Hayden is suddenly awakened when a spacecraft crashes. An alien has entered her house and magically begins to take the shape of her recently deceased husband.
But Jenny is not crazy; she's just met Starman.
Screenplay by Bruce A Evans and Raynold Gideon
Director John Carpenter
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 19


Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Karen Allen
Unknown: Jenny Hayden
Unknown: Barry Norman
Starman: Jeff Bridges
Jenny Hayden: Karen Allen
Mark Shermin: Charles Martin Smith
George Fox: Richard Jaeckel
Major Bell: Robert Phalen
Sgt Lemon: Tony Edwards
Brad: John Walter Davis

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis. Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Midnight Caller

Last in the present series starring Gary Cole Wendy Kilbourne
A Mexican boxer's girlfriend persuades Killian to take the corner of her man - an illegal immigrant whose talent is being exploited by a sleazy fight promoter.


Unknown: Gary Cole
Unknown: Wendy Kilbourne
Jack Killian: Gary Cole
Devon: Wendy Kilbourne
Lt Carl Zymak: Arthur Taxier
Billy Po: Dennis Dun
Deacon Bridges: Mykel T Williamson

: Rory Bremner

The impressionist adds a new selection of victims to his nailing list.
With John Bird , Elizabeth McKechnie, Steve Nallon, Enn Reitel and Steve Brown
(at the piano).
Writers Rory Bremner, Geoff Atkinson, David Baddiel, Kim Fuller, Graeme Garden, Patrick Marber and Steve Nallon
Designer Harry Banks Producer/Director Marcus Mortimer


Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Elizabeth McKechnie
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Steve Brown
Unknown: Rorv Bremner
Unknown: Geoff Atkinson
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Kim Fuller.
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Director: Marcus Mortimer

: Fletch

Starring Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker
Wisecracking investigative reporter I.M. Fletcher is posing as a beach bum to get a story when he is approached by Alan Stanwyk with an incredible proposition. Stanwyk offers Fletch $50,000 and a guaranteed escape to murder him. Fletch finds himself caught up in a bizarre and dangerous plot.
Screenplay by Andrew Bergman based on the novel by Gregory McDonald
Profile on Chevy Chase: page 19


Screenplay: Andrew Bergman
Novel by: Gregory McDonald
Director: Michael Ritchie
Fletch: Chevy Chase
Chief Karlin: Joe Don Baker
Gail Stanwyk: Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Walker: Richard Libertini
Alan Stanivyk: Tim Matheson
Dr Dolan M: Emmet Walsh
Fat Sam: George Wendt
Stanton Boyd: Kenneth Mars
Larry: Geena Davis
Himself: Kareem Abdvl-Jabbar

: International Cricket

West Indies v England Third Test from Port of Spain. Highlights of the second day's play, introduced by Tony Lewis. Television presentation TWI


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Weather

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