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: Open University

6.40 Maths: Calculating Pi
7.05 Maths: Geometric Topology

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Playground Stop where the children keep fit and Lizzie tries not to catch a cold. Anthony Lapsley tells today's story, Sticky Beak and the Mysterious Cave Creature by Marcia Vaughan. With Dave Benson Philips and Liz Watts. Producer Barbara Roddam
A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Marcia Vaughan.
Unknown: Liz Watts.
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: The Muppet Babies

Using Scooter's computer, the Muppet Babies design 'perfect pats'. (R)

: The 8.15 from Manchester

The lively youth magazine.
Joining Ross King and Charlotte Hindle this week are 'High Ruler of Rap' Monie Love, and Girl Guides group Dawn Patrol who will be modeling the new look uniform, as well as performing their new record. The B. ?5 finds out what it'.s
!ike 'going live' on the BBC's latest radio network, Radio 5, and goes beachcombing with Ron Freethy. Director Alan Yardley
Series producer Martyn Day


Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Charlotte Hindie
Unknown: Monie Love
Unknown: Ron Freethy.

: Weather

With John Kettley


Unknown: John Kettley

: Grandstand

introduced by Desmond Lynam.

Provisional Timetable:
10.20 Cricket; 12.45 Athletics
1.00 News; 1.05 Athletics
1.25 Racing; 1.35 Cricket
1.55 Racing; 2.05 Cricket
2.25 Racing; 2.35 Cricket/Athletics
The last day of the European Championships from Split, Yugoslavia.
3.00 Men's marathon
4.15 Sprint relay
4.45 1500m final
5.30 5000m final
5.55 4 x 400m relay
Commentary by David Coleman , Ron Pickering , Brendan Foster and Paul Dickenson.

The final of the NatWest Bank Trophy from Lord's.
Lancashire v Northamptonshire Commentary by Richie Benaud , Tony Lewis and Jack Bannister. (Coverage continues at 3:25 on BBC2)
Racing From Chester.
1.30 Tricity Bendix Princess Handicap (7f 22yds)
2.00 Tricity Bendix President Nursery Handicap (7f)
2.30 Tricity Bendix Sovereign Chester Stakes (1m 5f 88yds) Commentary by Juiian Witson and Jimmy Lindley. Producer Martin Hoptuns Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By: David Coieman
Commentary By: Ron Pickering
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Commentary By: Juiian Witson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lind
Producer: Martin Hoptuns
Editor: John Philips

: News

Moira Stuart with latest news and events from home and abroad.
Weather John Kettiey


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: John Kettiey

: The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

Wait Til I Get You Home is more outrageous than ever, Edmonds surprises Bruno Brookes with a Gotcha Oscar !ive on Radio 1, and the Giftbusters are in town. The
Roadshow is in Ancient Rome this week to warn Caesar that his friends are a no-good bunch of backstabbers. With special guests Liz Kershaw and Michaela Strachan. Producer/Director Michael Leggo


Unknown: Bruno Brookes
Unknown: Liz Kershaw
Unknown: Michaela Strachan.

: Russ Abbot

A new series heralds the return of many familiar characters. !n the first show, a world exclusive as Pavarotti becomes goalkeeper to the Italian football team.
Featuring special guest Les Dennis. With Bella Emberg, Lisa Maxwell, Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson.


Comedian: Russ Abbot
Comedian: Les Dennis
[Actress]: Bella Emberg
[Actress]: Lisa Maxwell
[Actor]: Tom Bright
[Actress]: Sherrie Hewson
Director: Peter Laskie
Executive Producer: John Bishop

: All Creatures Great and Small: The Prodigal Returns

A series based on the popular books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot.
Starring Christopher Timothy
Tristan returns to become the butt of a practical joke while Siegfried finds him a housekeeper and James runs foul of Biggins in time-honoured fashion.
Episode written by Christopher Penfold
DRAMA: page 7


Writer: Christopher Penfold
Director: Michael Brayshaw
Producer: Bill Sellars
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Helen Herriot: Lynda Bellingham
Tristran Farnon: Peter Davison
Biggins: John Sharp
Bert Chapman: Brian Osborne
Mrs Birse: Diana Davies
Tom Randall: Rodney Litchfieid
Mr Wowell: Keith Marsh
Sylvia: Debbie Arnold
Susie Parker: Francesca Hall
Mrs Alton: Jean Heywood
Mrs Howell: Josephine Antosz
Tom Manton: Kevin Walton

: In Sickness and in Health

Johnny Speight's comedy series about an old man's struggle with the welfare state. Starring Warren Mitchell
Alf and Mrs Hollingbery are plunged into darkness by a power cut; 'can't even get a simple thing like electricity right'. And as for the poll tax....


Writer: Johnny Speight
Director/Producer: Richard Boden
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Fred Johnson: Ken Campbell

: News and Sport

Martyn Lewis presents the latest news and sport from Britain and around the world.
Weather John Kettiey


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: John Kettiey

: Clint Eastwood in: Dirty Harry

Opening a season of his major films.
Also starring Harry Guardino
Inspector Callahan gets all the jobs that nobody else wants and pursues them with ruthless determination. When a sniper kills a young girl and holds the city of San Francisco to ransom, Harry is assigned to the case with a newcomer to the force. Together they track the young psychopath, but the ease becomes more complicated and dangerous than even Harry bargains for.
FILMS: paces 2S ?9


Director: Don Siegel
Harry Callahan: Clint Eastwood
Lt Bressler: Harry Guardino
Chico: Reni Santoni
Killer: Andy Robinson
Chief: John Larch
DeGeorgio: John Mitchum
Mrs Russell: Mae Mercer
Norma: Lyn Edginton
Bus driver: Ruth Kobart
Mr Jaffe: Woodrow Parfrey
Rothko: Josef Sommer

: Rory Bremner

Another chance to enjoy Britain's sharpest impressionist in a mixture of satire and stand-up comedy, re-shown while it's still topical.
Featuring Rory Bremner, John Bird, Steve Nallon and Enn Reitel. (First shown on BBC2)
VIDEO: The Best of Rory Bremner, on sale from retailers


Producer/director: Kevin Bishop
Impressionist: Rory Bremner
Comedian: John Bird
Impressionist: Steve Nallon
[Actor]: Enn Reitel

: Steptoe and Son

Starring Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H Corbett
In this film version of one of television's most popular comedy series, Harold falls for a stripper and marries her in spite of Albert's opposition. But when the happy pair sets off on their honeymoon, Albert goes too!
VIDEOS: 'Steptoe and Son: A Star Is Born' and 'Steptoe and Son: Oh What A Beautiful Mourning', on sale from retailers.
FILMS: page 29


Screenplay: Ray Galton
Screenplay: Alan Simpson
Director: C.M. Owen
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Zita: Carolyn Seymour
Vicar: Arthur Howard
Chauffeur: Victor Maddern
Barman: Fred Griffiths
Arthur: Perri St Claire
Compere: Mike Reid
Hotel doctor: Alec Mango
Courier: Barry Higham
Hotel manager: Michael Da Costa
Traffic warden: Enys Box
Flamenco dancer: Caroline Eves
Guitarist: Julian Alonso

: Weather

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