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: News

Regional News; Weather

: Hallo Spencer

Introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.
From Spencerville, Ohio, it's the wildest, zaniest, most adorable group of puppets. Hosted by the world's worst dresser and the biggest know-it-all you've ever seen, Spencerville's Mayor, Mr Hallo Spencer. (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters.
Unknown: Mr Hallo Spencer.

: The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon capers with the panther who is permanently in the pink.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Smoggies

More cartoon adventures from Coral Island. The Smoggies turn a school of whales against the Suntots.

: Cartoon Double Bill

Two early Warner Brothers cartoon classics: Love and Curses and Count Me Out.

: News

Weather followed by Defenders of the Earth
The Defenders must prevent Ming from obtaining an obelisk which will give him the power to travel at four times the speed of light.

: Why Don't You... ?

An adventure drama series.
Daz has a plan. Follow him into darkest.... Liverpool? Director Pam O'Brien
Producer Trevor Stephenson Long BBC North


Director: Pam O'Brien
Producer: Trevor Stephenson

: Heathcliff with Cats and Co

A cartoon series starring that favourite alley-cat.

: Peep and the Big Wide World

Last of the animated adventures of a puzzled young chick.
Peep, Quack and Chirp meet a friendly but cautious turtle, a grouchy ladybug and a frog with indigestion.

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Why Bird Stop.
What would you put on the 'd' shelf?
Fiona Beynon Brown. (R)


Unknown: Fiona Beynon Brown.
Driver: Simon Davis

: Five to Eleven

Readings for Easter presented by Jean Marsh.


Presented By: Jean Marsh.

: Phar Lap

Tom Burlinson
Martin Vaughan Australia, 1928: as a racehorse, Phar Lap seems a born loser, despite his excellent breeding.
However, trainer
Harry Telford and young groom Tommy Woodcock have faith in the unprepossessing animal - and so begins the extraordinary true story of a most unlikely champion.
Director Simon Wincer
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Tom Burlinson
Unknown: Martin Vaughan
Unknown: Harry Telford
Unknown: Tommy Woodcock
Director: Simon Wincer
Tommy Woodcock: Tom Burlinson
Harry Telford: Martin Vaughan
Dave Davis: Ron Leibman

: Woody Woodpecker Double Bill

Cartoon double trouble with Woody Woodpecker.

: One O'Clock News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Rosemary advises Jane against marrying Mark, but does she have an ulterior motive?


Madge: Anne Charleston
Harold: Ian Smith
Henry: Craig McLachlan
Jim: Alan Dale
Beverly: Lisa Armytage
Paul: Stefan Dennis
Gail: Fiona Corke
Scott: Jason Donovan
Helen: Anne Haddy
Des: Paul Keane
Mike: Guy Pearce
Jamie: Ryder Susman
Jane: Annie Jones
Todd: Kristian Schmid
Katie: Sally Jensen
Bronwyn: Rachel Friend
Sharon: Jessica Muschamp
Nick: Mark Stevens
Joe: Mark Little
Toby: Finn Keane
Aunt Edie: Irene Inescourt
Kerry: Linda Hartley
Sky: Miranda Fryer
Rob: Ernie Bourne
Gloria: Beverley Phillips
Rosemary: Joy Chambers
Mark: Colin Handley

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson.
Provisional Timetable
1.35 Basketball
2.15 Snooker
2.45 Judo
3.00 Ice Hockey
3.50 Football
4.00 Snooker
4.35 Final Score
From the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Embassy World Professional Championships. Commentators: Ted Lowe, Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.
From the NEC, Birmingham. Carlsberg National
Championship Final. Commentators: Bill Beswick and Roy Birch.
Ice Hockey
From Edinburgh.
Murrayfield Racers v Fife Flyers
Commentators: Barry Davies and Red Imrie.
From London.
British Open Championship. Commentator: Jim Neilly.
Television presentation:
Snooker Keith Mackenzie Basketball Martin Webster Ice hockey Huw Jones
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Bill Beswick
Unknown: Roy Birch.
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Red Imrie.
Unknown: Jim Neilly.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Basketball Martin Webster
Unknown: Huw Jones
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Neighbours

(Shoum at 1.15pm)

: Saturday Night Fever

Starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney
This film made a star of John Travolta and features classic hits of the 70s from the Bee Gees, Tavares and KC and the Sunshine Band.
Tony Manero, the duke of 'disco fever', works hard through the week so that he can squeeze himself into flares, platform shoes and a floral shirt on Saturday night and head for the disco.
BARRY NORMAN : page 17


Director: John Badham
Tony: John Travolta
Stephanie: Karen Lynn Gorney
Bobby C: Barry Miller

: Wogan on Ice

A rare opportunity to see ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. The former World and Olympic champions are performing in the UK for the first time since 1985, and dance two numbers tonight.


Dancers: Jayne Torvill
Dancers: Christopher Dean.

: The Incredible Edible Dormouse

Narrated by Diana Rigg.
It looks like a squirrel but it's a large dormouse. It lives in Britain and is a pest.
The edible dormouse has invaded houses in the Home
Counties, destroyed electrics and killed trees, but is protected by law.
The Romans used to feast on them. Some Britons still do. Producer Bernard Walton
Executive producer Mike Beynon BBC Bristol


Unknown: Diana Rigg.
Producer: Bernard Walton
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Joint Account

A comedy series by Don Webb.
Starring Hannah Gordon Peter Egan
Designer John Bristow
Producer/Director Mike Stephens


Unknown: Don Webb.
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Peter Egan
Designer: John Bristow
Director: Mike Stephens
Dautd: Peter Egan
Betmda: Hannah Gordon
Ned: John Bird
Loutse: Li Ii Roughley
Jesstca: Ruth Mitcheii
Chartes: Richard Ay Ten
Rtctetts: Andrew Hilton
Mo ru)e!t: Steve Anderson

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Jagged Edge

Starring Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close
It was the kind of murder that sells newspapers.
A beautiful and wealthy heiress is found savagely slain. The murder weapon is a large hunting knife with a serrated, jagged edge.
But for her husband Jack the nightmare isn't over; accused of the brutal killing he has another ordeal to face - a harrowing trial against all the odds.
This tense and disturbing thriller was one of the most successful films of 1985. Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas Director Richard Marquand W FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Joe Eszterhas
Director: Richard Marquand
JockForrester: Jeff Bridges
Teddy Bantes: Glenn Close
ThoTTMM Krasny: Peter Coyote
Sam RdTMom: Robert Loggia
Judge Carhgcm: John Dehner
VtrgtTHd Houxtt: Leigh Taylor-Young
Bobby Slade: Marshall Colt
Fobrtzt: Louis Giambalvo
Mrs Stt!es: Phyllis Applegate

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

1959 - the power balance trembles as Communism settles into America's backyard while British youth - no longer absolute beginners, needs only a Coup de Ville to be just like Eddie.
The news - Castro takes over in Cuba, agreement is reached in Cyprus, the Dalai Lama flees Tibet, American monkeys go into space and Operation Noah saves thousands of African animals from drowning.
The music - Russ Conway. Eddie Cochran , Billy Fury , Ray Charles , Cliff Richard and Connie Francis. Research David Sinclair Producer Ann Fraser (R)


Unknown: Dalai Lama
Music: Russ Conway.
Music: Eddie Cochran
Music: Billy Fury
Music: Ray Charles
Music: Cliff Richard
Music: Connie Francis.
Unknown: David Sinclair
Producer: Ann Fraser

: internationai Cricket

West Indies v England The Fifth Test from
St John 's, Antigua.
Highlights from the fourth day's play, introduced by Tony Lewis.


Unknown: St John
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Advice Shop

A special edition on a change in local government finance little short of revolutionary - the Community Charge, or poll tax. Amid confusion and opposition in Scotland many thousands of people have yet to pay. So what is in store for England and Wales? The programme talks to crofters, council tenants, students, pensioners and local government officers. It discovers what the poll tax is, who pays and who is exempt, how rebates work and what the penalties are for those who defy the charge.
Presented by Hugh Scully and Helen Madden. Producer Brian Hill Editor Chris Lent (R.)


Presented By: Hugh Scully
Presented By: Helen Madden.
Producer: Brian Hill
Editor: Chris Lent

: Weather

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