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: Open University

6.40 Maths: Heads and Tails.
Calculating probabilities.
7.05 Decision-Making in Britain: the Public Inquiry

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Why Bird Stop where Simon Davies is in the mood for playing tricks. Producer Clare Bradley
A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)
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Unknown: Simon Davies
Producer: Clare Bradley

: The Muppet Babies

Scooter and Skeeter steal snacks from the kitchen, but when Piggy gets the blame she imagines herself as the be-you-ti-ful Cinderella. (R)

: The 8.15 from Manchester

The lively youth magazine.
On the 8.15 today there are bikes, pipes, pop, Byker Grove and also Sonia with her latest single.
Ross King tests throttle and bottle when he goes quad-bike racing on four-wheeled motorcycles, while Charlotte Hindle visits the cast of the new series of Byker Grove on location in Newcastle upon Tyne. Live in the studio is sewer-pipe music from Urban
Strawberry Lunch , who demonstrate the art of turning rubbish into tuned instruments, and power pop from up-and-coming band That Petrol Emotion. There are also tricks to puzzle over and problems to ponder in Young Magician and In Their Shoes.
Series producer Martyn Day


Unknown: Byker Grove
Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Charlotte Hindle
Unknown: Byker Grove
Unknown: Strawberry Lunch

: Weather

With Suzanne Charlton.


Unknown: Suzanne Charlton.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider. Provisional Timetable
11.00 Cricket
1.00 News
1.05 Motor racing
1.40 Cricket
1.55 Racing
2.05 Cricket
2.25 Racing
2.35 Cricket
3.05 Racing
3.15 Cricket
3.30 Show jumping
3.50 Cricket
4.35 Show jumping
Cricket: Third Test
England v India
Live coverage of the Cornhill Insurance Test from the Oval.
Commentary by Richie Benaud , Tony Lewis and Jack Bannister.
From Goodwood.
2.00 Tia Maria March Stakes (1¾m)
2.30 Sport on 2 Stakes (Handicap. 6f)
3.10 Beefeater Gin Celebration Mile
(1m). Sussex Stakes winner,
Distant Relative, bids to win this prize for the second year in succession.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Show Jumping From Hickstead.
Silk Cut Speed Derby, in which some of the 'proper' Derby fences will be jumped marginally quicker than in tomorrow's competition. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
Motor Racing
Esso British Touring Cars
Championship from Brands Hatch. Commentary by Murray Walker. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Commentary By: Murray Walker.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: Tom and Jerry

Cartoon cat and mouse antics. (R)

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Stay Tooned!

Tony Robinson examines the life and times of the most famous rabbit in the movies, Bugs Bunny , who is 50 this year. Helping him are Bugs's old friends, and enemies, Yosemite Sam , Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd.
Producer Nick Jones


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Bugs Bunny
Unknown: Yosemite Sam
Unknown: Elmer Fudd.
Producer: Nick Jones

: Jim'll Fix it

Veteran broadcaster and tireless fund-raiser Jimmy Savile , knighted this year in recognition of his work for charity, looks at some of your favourite fix-its from 1989.
Highlights include William's naturalisation as a Yorkshireman, Jenny as Alice in Wonderland, Shefaii as a maharani and Kylie Minogue as Kylie Minogue. Producer Roger Ordish


Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Producer: Roger Ordish

: 'Allo 'Allo!

A comedy series set in the Second World War. Rene is still harbouring the German Enigma coding machine as well as other stolen goods.
Written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft DirectorRichardBoden Producer David Croft (R)
('Allo 'Allot continues next Monday) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Jeremy Lloyd
Written By: David Croft
Producer: David Croft
Rent,: Gorden Kaye
Yvette: Vicki Michelle
Mimi: Sue Hodge
Edith: Carmen Silvera
Michelle: Kirsten Cooke
Colonel: Richard Marner
Gruber: Guy Siner
Bertorelli: Gavin Richards
Helga: Kim Hartman
Von Klinkerhoffen: Hilary Minster
Flick: Richard Gibson
Von Smallhausen: John Louis Mansi
Crabtree: Arthur Bostrom
Carstairs: Nicholas Frankau
Fairfax: John D Collins
Fanny: Rose Hill
Alfonse: Kenneth Connor
Leclerc: Jack Haig

: That's Showbusiness

Mike Smith presents the last in the present series of the showbiz quiz. On Kenny Everett 's team are comedy scriptwriter Barry Cryer and Brush Strokes star
Karl Howman. On Gloria Hunniford 's team are entertainer Dillie Keane and EastEnder Wendy Richard. Executive producer John Kaye Cooper
● GLORIA: page 10


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Scriptwriter: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Karl Howman.
Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Wendy Richard.
Producer: John Kaye Cooper

: Takeover Bid

Starring Bruce Forsyth who presents the last game show in the series where contestants bid to take over each other's prizes. With Claire Sutton.
Director/Producer David Taylor
(Next week Bruce Forsyth returns with a new series of 'The Generation Game 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


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

: Miss Marple: Nemesis

To celebrate the Agatha Christie centenary, the last in a season of films starring Joan Hickson
A letter from a dead friend sends
Miss Marple on a journey around England.
Screenplay T R Bowen Director David Tucker
Producer George Gallaccio (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Joan Hickson
Director: David Tucker
Producer: George Gallaccio
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Anthea Bradbury-Scott: Anna Cropper
Clothilde: Margaret Tyzack
Lavinia Glynne: Valerie Lush
Elizabeth Temple: Helen Cherry
Prof Wanstead: John Horsley
Lionel Peel: Peter Tilbury
Michael Rafiel: Bruce Payne
Mrs Brent: Liz Fraser
Madge: Joanna Hole
Miss Cooke: Jane Booker
Miss Barrow: Alison Skilbeck
Archdeacon Brabazon: Peter Copley
Mr Broadribb: Roger Hammond
Mr Schuster: Patrick Godfrey
Miss Wimpole: Ann Queensberry
Mrs Trollope: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Pelham: Roger Booth
Mr Hallowes: Reginald Stewart
Florence: Jackie Downey
Mr Carter: Jonathan Adams
Jason Rafiel: Frank Gatliff
Miss Kurnowitz: Barbara Franceschi

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Suzanne Chariton


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Suzanne Chariton

: Eye of the Needle

Donald Sutherland
Kate Nelligan
Henry Faber , code-named the Needle, is the top German spy working under cover in wartime Britain. His discovery of a secret vital to D-day threatens the outcome of the war. Shipwrecked on his way to a rendezvous with a U-boat, Faber is rescued by the Rose family, who have no inkling of his deadly mission.
Director Richard Marquand


Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Unknown: Kate Nelligan
Unknown: Henry Faber
Director: Richard Marquand
Henry Faber: Donald Sutherland
Lucy Rose: Kate Nelligan
David Rose: Christopher Cazenove
Lieutenant: Stephen MacKenna
Billy Parkin Philip: Martin Brown
Lucy's father: George Belbin
Lucy's mother: Faith Brook
David's mother: Barbara Graley
Constable: George Lee
Peterson: Arthur Lovegrove
Oliphant: Colin Rix
Mrs Garden: Barbara Ewing
Sailor: Rik Mayall

: FILM Up the Chastity Belt

Frankie Howerd
Having been kidnapped at birth, the highborn Lurkalot has spent his life as a lowly serf. But his natural cunning finally earns him his rightful place on a throne, In this bawdy medieval tale, the 'wenches' are chased rather than chaste and the knights are far from noble.
Lurkalot/King Richard... Frankie Howerd
0 FILMS: pages 15-18


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Sir Coward de Custard: Graham Crowden
Sir Braggart de Bombast: Bill Fraser
Nick the Pick: Roy Hudd
Robin Hood: Hugh Paddick
Lady Ashfodel: Ann Quayle
Reporter: Lance Percival
Archbishop: Godfrey Winn
Yokel: David Battley
Knotweed: Royce Mills
Scheherazade: Eartha Kitt
Gretel: Judy Huxtable
Director: Bob Kellett

: Weather

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