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: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

A cartoon about a girl and her dog. Alistair becomes a 'bit of a drip' when it comes to mending a leak.

: Janosch's Story Time

Cartoon. Having survived a shipwreck, Robinson Hare lands on a small island. All is well until a merchant ship arrives. (R)


Unknown: Robinson Hare

: Poddington Peas

A cartoon about a lively community of garden peas. Garden Pea announces the annual Vegetable Show for all Peas to enter. (R)

: Babar

An animated version of the classic children's story of Babar the elephant. Problems occur as Babar's first decree to build a new city for all the elephants interrupts his plans to create his dream city.
0 EARTHWATCH: page 89

: Breakfast Serials

Six serials in six different styles. The Kitchen Crew. Tincan decides to wear a wig.
Cheapo TV. The budget gets even smaller.
Single Tales. Meet the Braithwaites! Zounds. Who is Sad Lady?
Runners. The mystery deepens as the Collector continues the hunt.
NiceChap. The real boss of Megacomix emerges from the shadows.
With Caroline Berry , John Biggins , Lucy Jenkins and William Petrie. Producer Russell Davies
Executive producer Edward Pugh


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

: BraveStarr: Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here

Cartoon adventures in outer space with BraveStarr, the Galaxy's fastest and bravest Marshal. (R)

: Going Live!

Studio 7 goes three dimensional, so watch out as 'World of the Strange' gets even stranger! Thrill to the sight of Gordon T Gopher jumping through your telly! Duck as the 'Double Dare' gunge flies through the air and find out how you can make a film for Comic Relief.
There's goalkeeper Peter Shilton and songwriter Paul Simon plus
The Raccoons and The Hero Turtles. It's all happening on Going Live!
Presented by Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene , featuring Trevor and Simon and Peter Simon. Editor Chris Bellinger


Unknown: Peter Shilton
Songwriter: Paul Simon
Presented By: Phillip Schofield
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Presented By: Peter Simon.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider. Provisional Timetable
12.20 Golf; 1.00 News
1.05 Golf; 1.30 Snooker
1.55 Racing; 2.05 Snooker
2.25 Racing; 2.35 Snooker'
2.55 Racing; 3.20 Golf
3.50 Football; 4.00 Golf
4.40 Final Score
The Dunhill Cup semi-finals from St Andrews. Christy O'Connor Jr was a star of the 1989 Ryder Cup, but he was next seen losing his Dunhill semi-final tie against Tom Kite and the USA went on to win the trophy. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Clive Clark , Alex Hay and Mike Hughesdon.
Rothmans Grand Prix from
Reading. Matches this afternoon are the best of nine frames.
From Ascot.
2.00 Brocas Stakes (Handicap. Old Mile)
2.30 Princess Royal Stakes (1½m)
3.00 Bovis Stakes (Handicap. 5f). Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
From Phoenix Park.
3.15 Cartier Million (7f).
A strong British challenge for
Europe's richest 2-year-old race. Commentary by Tony O'Hehir. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: St Andrews.
Unknown: Tom Kite
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Phoenix Park.
Commentary By: Tony O'Hehir.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
5.10pm Regional News and Sport


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Stay Tooned!

The Three Ages of Tom and Jerry On their 50th birthday,
Tony Robinson presents Tom and Jerry, from their earliest showing as 'Jasper' and a mouse with no name, to later fame around the world. Producer Nick Jones
0 ROGER WODDIS : page 29


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Nick Jones
Unknown: Roger Woddis

: The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

Why is Spike Milligan hiding in a wardrobe? Will Mary Whitehouse be able to resist the Gunge Tank invitation? Why did 4-year-old
Thomas Nanni hide under a cushion when the Giftbusters arrived? And what is your 'Claim to Shame'? Director/Producer Michael Leggo


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Mary Whitehouse
Unknown: Thomas Nanni
Producer: Michael Leggo

: Every Second Counts

Paul Daniels hosts the comedy quiz show for couples. Director Tony Newman Producer David Taylor


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

: Russ Abbot

Russ has more trouser trouble, the Thick family are back and there's hilarity from Count Dracula. His comic accomplices are Bella Emberg , Lisa Maxwell ,
Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson. Director Peter Laskie Producer John Bishop


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

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the popular books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot.
Christopher Timothy Robert Hardy Peter Davison
Food for Thought. James rescues a client from imminent arrest, and Siegfried's old pal Stewie Brannan helps with an emergency operation.
Episode written by Roger Davenport Producer Bill Sellars
Director Richard Martin


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Stewie Brannan
Written By: Roger Davenport
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Richard Martin
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Bernard Wain: Peter Benson
Professor Norton: Edward Burnham
Mary-Jane Wain: Ruth Holden
Mrs Alton: Jean Heywood
PC Hicks: Mark Jordon
Stewie Brannan: Dinsdale Landen
Mr Smethwick: John Pickles
Mrs Davey: Kathleen Worth

: In Sickness and in Health

Johnny Speight 's comedy series about an old man's struggle with the welfare state.
Warren Mitchell
As jury service draws closer, Alf is worried about possible revenge by the criminal fraternity.
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Producer: Richard Boden
AlfGarnett: Warren Mitchell
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Fred Johnson: Ken Campbell
Mr Carey: Hugh Lloyd
Milkman: Harry Fowler
Clerk: Colin Starkey
Villain: Gary Bleasdale

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Clint Eastwood in Where Eagles Dare

Also starring Richard Burton
Seven paratroopers are sent on an 'impossible' mission to enter the Nazi 'Castle of the Eagles' to rescue a high-ranking US officer.
Adapted by Alistair MacLean from his original novel.
Director Brian G Hutton
(Alistair MacLean 's 'Force 10 from Navarone' tomorrow at 3.00pm)
0 FILMS: pages 32-38


Unknown: Richard Burton
Adapted By: Alistair MacLean
Director: Brian G Hutton
Unknown: Alistair MacLean
Lt Morris Schaffer: Clint Eastwood
Major John Smith: Richard Burton
Mary Ellison: Mary Ure
: Vice-Admiral Rolland
: Michael Hordern
Col Wyatt-Tumer: Patrick Wymark
Cartwright-Jones: Robert Beatty
Col Kramer: Anton Diffring
Olar Christiansen: Donald Houston
Reichsmarschall Rosemeyer: Ferdy Mayne
Edward Carraciola: Peter Barkworth
Lee Thomas: William Squire

: Ben Elton: the Man from Auntie

A seriously funny solo show with one of Britain's most controversial but popular comedians. Director John Burrows
Producer Geoffrey Perkins (R)


Director: John Burrows
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: The Desperados

Jack Palance , Vince Edwards
The Gait gang are a ruthless bunch of Confederate guerrillas, wanted for robbery, rape and murder. With the war over, they head for the home of their honest brother David, bringing a reign of terror and death.
Director Henry Levin
0 FILMS: pages 32-38


Unknown: Jack Palance
Unknown: Vince Edwards
Director: Henry Levin
Parson Josiah Gait: Jack Palance
David Whitaker: Vince Edwards
Jacob Galt: George Maharis
Sheriff Kilpatrick: Neville Brand
Laura: Sylvia Syms

: Weather

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