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: Open University

6.40 Maths: Looking at
7.05 The Making of the Open University

: Saturday Starts Here!

Kangaroo TV is back with Clive's Chat Show.
However, they're a bit short staffed, so Dennis has to become the weatherman,
TV chef, roving reporter and the celebrity guest, as well as run the central operations room.
With Wayne Jackman and Ian Tregonning. Director Jeremy Swan
Producter Christine Hewitt
The Playbus stops today at the Tent Stop.
Humphrey and Wobble
Clown join Ricky Diamond , Trish Cooke and Amerjit Deu , to tell the story Jelly Works by Nicola Russell. (R)


Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Ian Tregonning.
Director: Jeremy Swan
Unknown: Producter Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Amerjit Deu
Unknown: Nicola Russell.

: Laurel and Hardy

More cartoon fun with that hapless duo, Stan and Ollie. As plumbers, they are recruited to fix a leaky tap, but one leak leads to another. (R)

: New Adventures of Mighty Mouse

A child is watching Mighty Mouse on television - and even though he keeps changing the channels, Mighty Mouse is on every station.

: Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes

A seven-part costume drama. Starring
Roland Rat Superstar Special guest:
Bernard Bresslaw
5: Holmes receives a large cardboard box in the post. It appears to be empty, but who could have sent him an empty box - and why? Writers Colin Bostock-Smith and David Claridge
Producer Steve Haggard BBC North West


Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: David Claridge
Producer: Steve Haggard

: Thundercats

Turmagar the Tuska crash-lands on the planet.
He asks the Thundercats for help as his people are in danger of losing their water supply. (R)

: Going Live!

Guests this week include actress Su Pollard, concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith and astronomer Heather Couper.
Join Phillip Schofield , Sarah Greene, Trevor and Simon, and Peter Simon for an action-packed morning.
Editor Chris Bellinger


Guest: Su Pollard
Guest: Harvey Goldsmith
Guest: Heather Couper
Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Presenter: Sarah Greene
Contributor: Peter Simon
Contributors: Trevor and Simon
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

With Ian McCaskill.


Weatherman: Ian McCaskill


Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football; 12.25 Boxing
12.40 Hockey; 1.00 News
1.05 Motorcycling
1.35 Racing
1.55 Rugby League
2.40 Racing
2.55 Rugby League
3.30 Rowing; 3.45 Racing
4.00 Rowing; 4.35 Final Score
From Putney.
Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race for the Beefeater Gin Trophy. In 1987 a mutiny of Americans in the Oxford crew made international news. Last year both teams were coxed by women. What surprises does the 1990 boat race have in store?
Harry Carpenter , Chris Baillieu. Plus recorded coverage of last weekend's Oxford and Cambridge Women's Boat Race.
Rugby League
From Central Park, Wigan. Oldham v Warrington for the Silk Cut
Challenge Cup.
Commentators: Ray French and Alex Murphy.
From Merthyr Tydfil.
World Trials Championship Commentator: Barry Nutley.
From York Hall.
Johnny Nelson v Lou Gent for the British
Cruiserweight title. Commentator:
Harry Carpenter.
From Ascot.
1.40 Hen Harrier Novices'
Hurdle (2'hm)
2.45 Keith Prowse Long Distance Hurdle (3m)
3.50 Golden Eagle Novices' Steeplechase (2½m) Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
From Wembley.
England v Holland Highlights of the international with a view to the Women's World Cup. Television presentation:
Rowing Johnnie Watherston Rugby league Keith Phillips
Motorcycling Andrew Clement Boxing Matchroom Racing Bob Duncan
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Chris Baillieu.
Unknown: Alex Murphy.
Commentator: Barry Nutley.
Unknown: Johnny Nelson
Unknown: Harry Carpenter.
Unknown: Keith Prowse
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman.
Editor: John Philips

: News

With Moira Stuart. Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Stay Tooned!

This week's programme charts the careers of Tom and Jerry.
With Tony Robinson


Presenter: Tony Robinson
Videotape editor: Roy Demerey
Producer: Nick Jones

: The Flying Doctors

A salesman with a drink problem arrives in town and has a dramatic effect on a macho young lad.


Dr Geoff Standish: Robert Grubb
Dr Chris Randall: Liz Burch
Kate Wettings: Lenore Smith
Sam Patterson: Peter O'Brien

: Jim'll Fix It

Jimmy Savile makes more dreams come true. Director Peter Laskie
Producer Roger Ordish
* WRITE TO: Jim 11 Fix It. BBCtv Centre. Wood Lane. London W12 8QT.


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

: Opportunity Knocks

Starring Les Dawson.
Tonight for the first time the show is hosted by one of the greatest stars ever produced by it.
Guest artist: Brenda Cochrane , winner of Opportunity Knocks 1989.
Programme consultant Hughie Green Programme associate Garry Chambers Musical director John Coleman Staging Di Cooke
Designer John Anderson
Production Stewart Morris
0 FEATURE: page 8


Artist: Brenda Cochrane
Director: John Coleman

: Perry Mason Returns

Raymond Burr Barbara Hale
When his long-time assistant, Della Street , finds herself on trial for murder. Perry Mason resigns as a judge in order to defend her. Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale reprise their original roles from the legendary television series.
Director Ron Satlof
• FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Raymond Burr
Unknown: Barbara Hale
Unknown: Della Street
Unknown: Perry Mason
Unknown: Raymond Burr
Unknown: Barbara Hale
Director: Ron Satlof
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Delta Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake Jr: William Katt
Arthur Gordon: Patrick O'Neal

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Follow Your Nose

What a Relief!
The Very Bestest of Comic Relief
After a week of following their noses, the Comic Relief team presents a cornucopia of comedy featuring all your favourite comedy stars, from Penelope Keith to Ben
Elton, Rowan Atkinson to
Ken Dodd , the Young Ones to Cliff Richard. So tune in and get a head start on Red Nose Day 3 in 1991 - the biggest and most spondicious yet.
Richard Curtis and a host of top comedians, writers and producers have done their very best to make The Very Bestest of Comic Relief so much funnier than lots and lots of other things.
('Follow Your Nose' in 'Sign Extra' tomorrow 12.05pm)
0 REPORT: don miss the Comic Relief Red Nose Report in this week's issue.


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Cliff Richard.
Unknown: Richard Curtis

: Paramount City

The first in a series of topical entertainment shows featuring the best of British and American comedy and music.
Comedians Denis Leary and Monica Piper fly in from the US, while UK performers Angie Clark , Curtis and Ishmael, Jeremy Hardy and Helen Lederer launch ten weeks of top class entertainment from the Paramount City Theatre, London. Music from the Christians and Mark Knopfler 's band the Notting Hillbillies.
Hosted by the Jean-Paul Belmondo of British comedy. Arthur Smith. Producers Jaliet Blake and Trevor Hopkins
A Consolidated Comedy
Division production for BBCtv


Unknown: Denis Leary
Unknown: Angie Clark
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Mark Knopfler
Unknown: Jean-Paul Belmondo
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producers: Jaliet Blake

: The Formula

Starring George C Scott Marlon Brando
When an old friend and colleague is murdered.
Lieutenant Barney Caine is called in to investigate. A trail of bodies leads him to the mysterious Genesis project and a secret formula developed by the Nazis.
Writer/Producer Steve Shagan Director John G Avildsen
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: George C Scott
Unknown: Marlon Brando
Unknown: Lieutenant Barney Caine
Producer: Steve Shagan
Director: John G Avildsen
Caine: George C Scott
Adam Steiffel: Marlon Brando
Lisa: Marthe Keller
Dr Esau: John Gielgud

: Weather

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