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: Open University

6.40 Pure Maths: Group Actions
7.05 Decision-Making: Miners' Wage Claim

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Dot Stop, where Dot (
Eithne Hannigan ) plays the violin and lain Lauchlan reads the story Lollyland by Michael Cole.
Executive producer Cynthia Felgate A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Eithne Hannigan
Unknown: Michael Cole.
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Muppet Babies

A disaster has struck: the television in the nursery has gone on the blink and the Babies decide to create their own television shows. (R)

: The 8.15 from Manchester

The magazine show for children. Cowabunga! There's deep-dish action when the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles invade the studio to preview their new video and slice the pizza on the dance floor - and there are Turtle prizes to be won! Ross King jets off to Jersey to spend the day with Jason Donovan. He'll be finding out about his early days in Australia, his rise to fame and his hopes for the future.
Charlotte Hindle gets comfy with Bob Geldof. She'll be chatting to him about life, fatherhood and where he gets his hair cut.
And because Zoe the rat has been naughty her spot's been taken over for a few weeks by a viewers' participation game of 'pin the tail on the donkey'.
Don't miss it: the 8.15 is turning Turtle!
Series producer Martyn Day


Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Jason Donovan.
Unknown: Bob Geldof.

: Courage of Lassie

Elizabeth Taylor
Bill, a beautiful collie adopted by young Kathie Merrick as a pup, performs courageously as a 'war dog' during the Second World War. But like many of his human comrades he returns home deeply affected by his experiences. Director Fred M Wilcox
0 FILMS: pages 20-24


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Kathie Merrick
Director: Fred M Wilcox
Kathie Merrick: Elizabeth Taylor
Harry MacBain: Frank Morgan
Sergeant Smitty: Tom Drake
Mrs Merrick: Selena Royle
Judge Payson: Harry Davenport
Old man: George Cleveland
Alice Merrick: Catherine Frances McLeod
Farmer Crews: Morris Ankrum

: Weather

With Michael Fish

: Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Provisional Timetable
12.35 Football/Tennis
1.00 News
1.05 Tennis
Wimbledon 90
Lawn Tennis Championships live from the All England Club.
Will Boris Becker succeed in his quest for a fourth title? Can
Steffi Graf keep her number one position? Or could a British player reach the finals this year?
Commentary by Dan Maskell and John Barrett.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips
(Coverage continues on BBC2)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Steffi Graf
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: John Barrett.

: News

With John Humphrys. Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Bookworm Turns

An MGM animation.

: The Flying Doctors

An Australian drama series.
Private Lives, Public Faces. Violet and Maggie compete to become the RFDS chief fund-raiser. Chris learns the truth about Mike and the new policeman arrives with a bang.


Dr Geoff Standish: Robert Grubb
Dr Chris Randall: Liz Burch
Violet Carnegie: Pat Evison
Maggie Hutton: Marie Redshaw
Mike Lancaster: Shane Withington
Kate Wellings: Lenore Smith
Sam Patterson: Peter O'Brien
Emma Patterson: Rebecca Gibney
Vic Buckley: Maurie Fields
Nancy Buckley: Val Jellay
DJ: George Kapiniaris
Larry O'Connor: Simon Thorpe
Claire Banks: Joy Smithers

: That's Showbusiness

Mike Smith presents the popular showbiz quiz which is sure to test your knowledge of the entertainment world.
Tonight Kenny Everett 's team of actresses Paula Wilcox and Amanda Barrie (Alma from
Coronation Street) competes with Gloria Hunniford 's team of television presenter Matthew Kelly and broadcaster Ned Sherrin. Executive producer John Kaye Cooper
W GLORIA: page 14


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Unknown: Amanda Barrie
Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Presenter: Matthew Kelly
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: John Kaye Cooper

: The Les Dennis Laughter Show

Les breaks more ground at the BBC and when he finishes digging the garden, he'll get on with the show. With Lisa Maxwell and featuring
Martin Daniels , John Gleeson Roy Holder , John Martin and Jonathan Prince.
Director/Producer Geoff Miles


Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Martin Daniels
Unknown: John Gleeson
Unknown: Roy Holder
Unknown: John Martin
Unknown: Jonathan Prince.

: Takeover Bid

Bruce Forsyth and Claire Sutton present another edition of the game show where the contestants bid to take over their prizes from each other and try to win through to play Star Spin.
Director/Producer David Taylor


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Claire Sutton
Producer: David Taylor

: World Cup Grandstand

The quarter-finals live from the Olympic Stadium, Rome.
The tournament is now just over a week from its climax in Rome and tonight the Olympic Stadium hosts the second quarter-final.
In Mexico in 1986, three of the four quarter-finals were ultimately decided on a penalty shoot-out.
Plus the goals from this afternoon's quarter-final.

: * News and Sport

John Humphrys presents the latest national and international news with reports from the BBC's team of correspondents.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Michael Fish

: * Casualty

A hospital drama series.
Banking for Beginners. An open and shut case for the doctors - but Jimmy is not so sure. Alex is tempted to leave nursing and Valerie finds that the pressure on her can have serious consequences for others.
Episode written by Bryan Elsley Director Jim Hill
Producer Peter Norris (R)


Written By: Bryan Elsley
Director: Jim Hill
Producer: Peter Norris
Megan Roach: Brenda Fricker
Lisa Duffin: Cathy Shipton
Dr Lucy Perry: Tam Hoskyns
Cyril James: Eddie Nestor
Valerie Sinclair: Susan Franklyn
Alex Spencer: Belinda Davison
Jimmy Powell: Robson Green
Julie Stevens: Vivienne McKone
Mrs Calthorn: Patricia Hayes
Mary Calthorn: Eileen Nicholas
John Redpath: John Cassady
Tamara Redpath: Barbara Marten
Jane Locke: Caroline Quentin
Robert Penfold: Lewis George

: * Today at Wimbledon

Harry Carpenter introduces today's highlights and reflects on the first week's play. How close is Ivan Lendl to achieving his dream of winning Wimbledon? Can Martina Navratilova beat
Helen Wills-Moody 's record of eight singles titles? Former stars predict the future for the current stars. Producer Campbell Ferguson Editor Dave Gorden


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Unknown: Martina Navratilova
Unknown: Helen Wills-Moody
Producer: Campbell Ferguson
Editor: Dave Gorden

: The Light at the Edge of the World

Starring Kirk Douglas
1865: the routine of lighthouse life on an isolated island is brutally ended by a shipload of murderous wreckers. How can one man stand alone against them?
FILMS: pages 20-24


Based on the novel by: Jules Verne
Director: Kevin Billington
Denton: Kirk Douglas
Kongre: Yul Brynner
Arabella: Samantha Eggar
Virgilio: Jean-Claude Drouot
Captain Moriz: Fernando Rey
Montefiore: Renato Salvatori

: * Weather

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