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: Poddington Peas

Cartoon about a lively community of garden peas. (R)

: Babar the Elephant

An animated version of the classic children's story. Forced to run away from the jungle, Babar makes his way to the city, only to find it is just as dangerous and confusing.

: Breakfast Serials

Six serials in six different styles. The Kitchen Crew. Tomato finds a friend.
Cheapo TV. Cool dudes on the beach. Single Tales. Zoe's aunt turns into a chicken.
Zounds. The fresh fruit dance continues.
Runners. Why does Louise remember the collector from her past?
Nicechap.The hero arrives, but there are ominous rumblings at Megacomix.
With Caroline Berry , John Biggins , Lucy Jenkins and William Petrie. Producer Russell Davies Editor Edward Pugh


Unknown: Caroline Berry
Unknown: John Biggins
Unknown: Lucy Jenkins
Unknown: William Petrie.
Producer: Russell Davies
Editor: Edward Pugh

: BraveStarr: Brother's Keeper

More cartoon adventures in outer space. (R)

: Going Live!

This morning there are the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, an IQ test for your cat, athletics medal-winning superstar Kriss Akabusi , 'Double Dare', viewers' letters and phone calls, plus the latest music live and on video. With Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene. Featuring Trevor and Simon, and Peter Simon. Editor Chris Bellinger


Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Sarah Greene.
Unknown: Peter Simon.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

With John Kettley.


Unknown: John Kettley.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Provisional Timetable
12.20 Golf
1.00 News
1.25 Racing
1.35 Golf
2.00 Racing
2.10 Motor Racing
2.40 Racing
2.50 Rugby
4.25 Motor Racing
4.40 Final Score
Coverage of the early starters from the Epson Grand Prix of Europe at St Pierre, Chepstow - the day's play continues on BBC2 at 4.55pm.
Rugby Union
England v The Barbarians
Live coverage of the National Power Centenary match from
Twickenham. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Eddie Butler.
From Ascot.
1.30 Stud Lite LA Lager Stakes (Handicap. 7f)
2.05 Royal Lodge William Hill Stakes (2 year-old. Old Mile)
2.45 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
(Old Mile). Group 1 winners Tirol, Shavin and Distant Relative clash for the 1 mile championship of Europe with a prize of over £200,000.
(Coverage continues on BBC2 at 3.25pm)
Motor Racing
Action from the Donington and Thruxton rounds of the Esso British
Touring Car Championship and the British Formula 3 Championship. Commentary by Murray Walker. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Eddie Butler.
Unknown: William Hill
Commentary By: Murray Walker.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Regional News and Sport

0 NEWS BY TELEPHONE: if you can't reach a television or radio, BBC News can now be heard on the telephone between 5. 00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0139 MONO. Calls are charged at 33p per minute (cheap rate), 44p at all other limes.

: Stay Tooned!

Big World Toons. Tony Robinson presents animated anarchy from around the world including cartoons from Canada, China and Italy. Producer Nick Jones


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Nick Jones

: The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

Why are the Giftbusters mounting an impromptu gameshow with Gordon Burns in a Rhyl pub? Will Sophie Lawrence (Diane from
EastEnders) save someone from the gunge or get splashed herself? Does the dandruff ward of the hospital for piffling diseases need a new broom? And who let a wally (Shane Richie ) loose on the radio station? If you want to know, you've got to watch.
Director/Producer Michael Leggo


Unknown: Gordon Burns
Unknown: Sophie Lawrence
Unknown: Shane Richie
Producer: Michael Leggo

: Every Second Counts

Paul Daniels hosts this comedy quiz show.
Director Tony Newman Producer David Taylor


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Director: Tony Newman
Producer: David Taylor

: Russ Abbot

Russ opens the floodgates on a torrent of new comic characters in tonight's show, with features on scouting made impossible, hair loss, plus Barratt Holmes solves another case.
Special guest star Les Dennis. Featuring Bella Emberg
Jeffrey Holland , Lisa Maxwell
Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson. Director Peter Laskie Producer John Bishop


Unknown: Barratt Holmes
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson.
Director: Peter Laskie
Producer: John Bishop

: All Creatures Great and Small

Christopher Timothy Robert Hardy Peter Davison
Spring Fever. Tristan attempts to entice the lovely Rosemary. Episode written by Joan Salter
Producer Bill Sellars
Director Michael Brayshaw


Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Peter Davison
Written By: Joan Salter
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Michael Brayshaw
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen Herriot: Lynda Bellingham
Mrs Donovan: Sheila Reid
Mr Reed: Johnny Barrs
StJohn: Peter Alexander
Fred Carter: Ian Thompson
Mrs Alton: Jean Heywood
Rosemary Brocklehurst: Emma Hardy
Mr Merlon: Simon Carter

: In Sickness and in Health

Johnny Speight 's comedy series starring Warren Mitchell
Alf tries his hand with man's best friend, much to Fred Johnson 's delight, but who is taking who for a walk?
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Fred Johnson
Producer: Richard Boden
AlfGarnett: Warren Mitchell
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Fred Johnson: Ken Campbell
Barmaid: Fanny Carby
Kennel maid: Eluned Hawkins
Lady in garden: Richenda Carey

: News and Sport

With Philip Hayton.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales

Also starring
Sondra Locke
Chief Dan George
When his wife and child are murdered and his Missouri farm destroyed by Captain Terrill's Union Raiders, Josey Wales vows vengeance and joins a band of Confederate guerrillas. But Josey's quest is to be coloured by treachery and violence and littered with the bodies of those who dare to stand in his way.
Based on the novel Gone to Texas by Forrest Carter
Director Clint Eastwood
● FILMS: pages 25-30


Unknown: Sondra Locke
Unknown: Chief Dan George
Unknown: Forrest Carter
Director: Clint Eastwood
Josey Wales: Clint Eastwood
Laura Lee: Sondra Locke
Lone Watie: Chief Dan George
Terrill: Bill McKinney
Fletcher: John Vernon
Grandma Sarah: Paula Trueman
Jamie: Sam Bottoms
Little Moonlight: Geraldine Keams
Carpetbagger: Woodrow Parfrey
Rose: Joyce Jameson
Travis Cobb: Sheb Wooley
Ten Bears: Will Sampson
Ten Spot: Royal Dano
Kelly: Matt Clarke
Chato: John Veross
Sim Carstairs: William O'Connell
Comanchero: John Quade
Senator Land: Frank Schofield
Shopkeeper: Buck Kartalian
Abe: Len Lesser

: Rory Bremner

One man in his time-slot plays many parts. More sharp, topical comedy with the master impressionist.
Featuring John Bird Steve Nallon
Enn Reitel and Elizabeth McKechnie. Director/Producer Kevin Bishop


Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Elizabeth McKechnie.
Producer: Kevin Bishop

: Just Before Dawn

First showing on network television. Starring
George Kennedy Mike Kellin
A group of teenage friends set off for some carefree camping in the high mountains of Oregon. Lurking in the dark woods, however, is a crazed killer, and the holiday of a lifetime is about to become an orgy of murder.
Director Jeff Lieberman
* FILMS: pages 25-30


Unknown: George Kennedy
Unknown: Mike Kellin
Director: Jeff Lieberman
Roy McLean: George Kennedy
Ty: Mike Kellin
Jonathan: Chris Lemmon
Warren: Gregg Henry
Constance: Deborah Benson
Daniel: Ralph Seymour
Merry Cat Logan: Kati Powell
Mountain twins: John Hunsaker
Vachel: Charles Bartlet
Megan: Jamie Rose
Pa Logan: Hap Oslund
Ma Logan: Barbara Spencer

: Weather

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