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: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

A cartoon about a girl and her dog. Today they visit a funfair.

: Paddington Goes to School

Paddington tries to be a model pupil on his first day at school. Narrated by Michael Hordern. (R)


Unknown: Michael Hordern.

: Poddington Peas

A cartoon about a lively community of garden peas. A small mole causes havoc in Poddington. (R) * CHILDREN: page 23

: Babar

An animated version of the classic children's story of Babar the elephant. Babar builds a rocketship.

: Breakfast Serials

Six serials in six different styles. The Kitchen Crew. Teapot's wedding turns to tragedy.
Single Tales. A riot of costumes and wigs.
Cheapo TV. Cheaper than the cheapest thing ever.
Zounds. Whiter than white.
Runners. Louise is trapped in the ruins of the institute.
NiceChap. Evil lies at the heart of the Norris empire.
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: The Taking of Thistledown

More cartoon adventures in outer space with Marshal BraveStarr. (R)

: Going Live!

Guests include comedian Les Dawson, Roadshow host
Noel Edmonds and Danny McCall , who plays Owen in Brookside. Plus
Stage One, the search for talented young entertainers -
Sophie Lawrence presents the first three acts from 18 finalists competing for the coveted 'Sophy Trophy'. Phillip Hodson tackles viewers' problems and Jakki Brambles presents Soundcheck. There's cartoon adventure with the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and The Raccoons plus live band Breathe and latest pop videos and news. Don't forget the new telephone number for the programme is [number removed]; lines open from 8.30am. Presented by Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene , featuring Trevor and Simon. Editor Chris Bellinger
0 COMPETITION ENTRIES: and letters to 'Going Live!', BBCtv, London W12 7RJ.


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Danny McCall
Unknown: Sophie Lawrence
Unknown: Phillip Hodson
Unknown: Jakki Brambles
Presented By: Phillip Schofield
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

With Suzanne Chariton.


Unknown: Suzanne Chariton.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Provisional Timetable
12.20 Motor racing; 12.50 News
12.55 Racing; 1.10 Motor racing
1.25 Racing; 1.40 Motor racing
1.55 Racing; 2.10 Motor racing
2.25 Rugby union; 4.00 Tennis
4.40 Final Score
Rugby Union
England v Argentina
The National Power international live from Twickenham.
With England drawing the summer Test series 1-1 and losing four times on tour, there's much to be proved on home ground. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Bill Beaumont.
Motor Racing
The Duckhams Formula Ford
Festival from Brands Hatch.
Commentary by Tiff Needell.
The women's final in the Prudential
National Championships from
Telford. Defending champion is Claire Wood.
Commentary by Dan Maskell and Ann Jones.
From Chepstow.
1.00 Welsh Brewers Hurdle Race
(Handicap. 2m)
1.30 South Wales Electricity Handicap Chase (2Vim)
2.00 Tote Silver Trophy (Handicap. 2½m)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
The Mobil 1 Rally Challenge,
Round 2, from North Yorkshire. Steve Rider reports. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Bill Beaumont.
Commentary By: Tiff Needell.
Unknown: Claire Wood.
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: Ann Jones.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Unknown: Steve Rider
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: News

Moira Stuart presents the day's latest news from a team of BBC correspondents at home and abroad.
Weather Suzanne Chariton
5.10pm Regional News and Sport W NEWS BY TELEPHONE: if you can't reach television or radio, BBC News can now be heard on the telephone between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 33p per minute (cheap rate), 44p at all other times.


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Suzanne Chariton

: Stay Tooned!

Taking the Mickey. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Rabbit. Tony Robinson looks at cartoons that poke fun at some of the most popular screen superheroes. Producer Nick Jones
(On Thursday 22 November a new series of Maid Marian and Her Merry Men' written by and starring Tony Robinson returns to BBC1.)


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Nick Jones
Unknown: Tony Robinson

: The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

Will the Wait Till / Get You Home child be grounded for ever? Will anyone beat the gunge and walk clean away with the prizes? Who would buy anything from one of the salesmen? And what are the Giftbusters doing at the Savoy Hotel with a lot of underwear?
Special guest is Mollie Sugden who, as Mrs Slocombe , used to sell underwear at Grace Brothers' store in the BBC comedy series Are You Being Served?
Producer/Director Michael Leggo


Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: Mrs Slocombe
Director: Michael Leggo

: Every Second Counts

Paul Daniels hosts the comedy quiz show for competing couples. Director Tony Newman Producer David Taylor
0 CONTESTANTS: married couples who would like to join in next year's 'Every Second Counts' should write enclosing an sae to [address removed]


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

: Russ Abbot

Russ Abbot boldly goes where no man has been before - yes, it's Spock with the ears; and an expectant father can't believe his eyes when he identifies his baby. Special guest star Les Dennis With Bella Emberg , Jeffrey Holland ,
Lisa Maxwell , Tom Bright and Sherrie Hewson. Director Peter Laskie Producer John Bishop


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

: In Sickness and in Health

Last in the series of Johnny Speight 's comedy about an old man at war with the welfare state.
Starring Warren Mitchell As Alf 's wedding to
Mrs Hollingbery approaches, all Alf is looking forward to is the stag night.
Director/Producer Richard Boden


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: As Alf
Unknown: Mrs Hollingbery
Producer: Richard Boden
AlfGarnett: Warren Mitchell
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Fred Johnson: Ken Campbell
Mrs Johnson: Tricia Kelly
Mrs Carey: Pat Coombs
Mr Carey: Hugh Lloyd
Harry: Harry Fowler
Fr Delaney: Philip Stone
Church organist: Burt Rhodes

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot.
Starring Christopher Timothy
Robert Hardy , Lynda Bellingham Old Dogs, New Tricks. James is not pleased when Siegfried caves in under Mrs Pumphrey 's pressure that Tricki-Woo should come to stay at Skeldale.
Episode written by Johnny Byrne Producer Bill Sellars
Director Richard Martin


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Lynda Bellingham
Unknown: Mrs Pumphrey
Written By: Johnny Byrne
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Richard Martin
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Mrs Pumphrey: Margaretta Scott
Ewan Ross: David Ashton
Mr Lupton: Anthony Benson
Silas Wenlow: Richard Cole
Henry Clintock: Ian Collier
Pub landlord: Chris Collins
Harold Peart: William Ivory

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Police Story: Monster Manor

From the files of Joseph Wambaugh 's Police Story, a first showing on network television.
All the misfits of the force hang out at Officer Pardales' rundown old house. But being jokers, good-time guys and party animals makes a good cover for breaking a vice-ring!
Director Aaron Lipstadt


Unknown: Joseph Wambaugh
Director: Aaron Lipstadt
Lebrix: Brian McNamara
Pardales: Clayton Rohner
Toppazini: Scott Burkholder
Bats: Claudia Christian
Luntner: Mykel T Williamson
Barney: Billy Zane
Mike Fallacci: Richard Gilliland

: Ben Elton: the Man from Auntie

A solo show with the controversial but popular comedian. Director John Burrowes
Producer Geoffrey Perkins (R)


Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Reuben,Reuben

Starring Tom Conti , Kelly McGillis
Gowan McGland is a dissolute
Celtic poet on the American East Coast lecture circuit whose way with words is matched by a fondness for drink and female fans. Then he meets young Geneva ... This witty drama pairs Tom Conti with Kelly McGillis , who went on to star in Witness and The Accused.
Screenplay by Julius J Epstein based on the novel by Peter De Vries Director Robert Ellis Miller
0 FILMS: pages 49-54


Unknown: Starring Tom Conti
Unknown: Kelly McGillis
Unknown: Gowan McGland
Unknown: Tom Conti
Unknown: Kelly McGillis
Unknown: Julius J Epstein
Novel By: Peter de Vries
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Gowan McGland: Tom Conti
Geneva Spofford: Kelly McGillis
Frank Spofford: Roberts Blossom
Bobby Springer: Cynthia Harris
Lucille Haxby: E Katherine Kerr
Dr Haxby: Joel Fabiani

: Weather

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