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: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

A cartoon about a girl and her dog.

: Janosch's Story Time

Cartoon. Josa is given a magic fiddle, and goes on a journey to the end of the world. (R)

: Poddington Peas

A cartoon about a lively community of garden peas. (R)

: Babar

An animated version of the classic children's story of Babar the elephant. Babar decides to let a young circus boy live in the palace.

: Breakfast Serials

Five serials in five different styles. The Kitchen Crew. Teapot, Tincan and Tomato decide to put on a play. Cheapo TV. Trouble in the outback. Zounds. The bale of hay reappears. Runnners. Tom and Louise meet a third Runner.
NiceChap. Kiench confronts an old enemy while Suzie faces a nightmare. 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 Blockade

Cartoon adventures in outer space with Marshal BraveStarr. (R)


Unknown: Marshal Bravestarr.

: Going Live!

Musician and Band Aid pioneer Bob Geldof and American singer
Debbie Gibson are on the guest list; Coronation Street star
Thelma Barlow , who plays Mavis, will be taking your calls, and EastEnders' Diane, Sophie Lawrence , presents the second heat of Stage One, the search for talented new young entertainers. There's cartoon adventure with the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles; plus latest pop news and videos. Don't forget the new telephone number for you to call the programme is [number removed]; lines open from 8.30am.
Presented by Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene , and featuring Trevor and Simon. Editor Chris Bellinger
• COMPETITION ENTRIES: and letters to 'Going Live!', BBCtv, London W12 7RJ.


Unknown: Bob Geldof
Singer: Debbie Gibson
Unknown: Thelma Barlow
Unknown: Sophie Lawrence
Presented By: Phillip Schofield
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: The Lord Mayor's Show

The colourful London pageant is described by Eric Robson. See panel on right.
Television presentation Simon Betts


Unknown: Eric Robson.
Unknown: Simon Betts

: Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football; 12.25 Rowing
12.40 Racing; 12.55 News
1.00 Rowing; 1.15 Racing
1.30 Rallying; 1.50 Racing
2.10 Rugby league; 3.50 Football
4.00 Rugby union; 4.40 Final Score
Rugby League
Great Britain v Australia
The British Coal Second Test, live from Old Trafford. The last time the two sides met in Manchester in 1986 (Australia won 38-16), they attracted the biggest crowd in Britain for this fixture - 50,583 - surpassed only by the Wembley
Test two weeks ago. Commentary by Ray French and John Monie. 0 SPORT: page 24
Rugby Union
Scotland v Argentina
Highlights of the Royal Bank of Scotland international, with commentary by Bill McLaren.
World Championships from
Tasmania. Commentary by Gerald Sinstadt and Chris Baillieu.
From Cheltenham.
12.45 Flowers Original Handicap Chase (3½m)
1.20 Whitbread White Label Hurdle
(Handicap. 2m)
1.55 Mackeson Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2½m).
The first big race of the National
Hunt Season, with E50,000 added. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
The Mobil 1 Rally Challenge,
Round 3, from North Yorkshire. Steve Rider reports.
Action from the European Cup, second round, second legs. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: John Monie.
Commentary By: Bill McLaren.
Commentary By: Gerald Sinstadt
Commentary By: Chris Baillieu.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Unknown: Steve Rider
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Tom and Jerry Triple Bill

Three cartoons starring Tom the cat and a mouse called Jerry. (R)

: The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

Who gets an earful from the police and a Gotcha Oscar for his pains? Will the first British astronaut
(comedian, Billy Pearce ) have the 'right stuff' or someone else's luggage? And will Sir David Steel escape unscathed by the gunge tank or get a Liberal coating? Director/Producer Michael Leggo


Unknown: Gotcha Oscar
Unknown: Billy Pearce
Unknown: Sir David Steel
Producer: Michael Leggo

: Every Second Counts

Paul Daniels hosts a 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

The Thick Family Robinson is involved in more hilarious happenings, and there's the premiere of the Smell of Music.
With 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

: Challenge Anneka

Anneka Rice returns to face new challenges set by viewers, relying simply on her giant Challenger and public goodwill. This week she has to get into the party spirit with 11,000 children. The problem is, she has to be in four countries at the same time! Director Martin Head Producer Mike Ward
A Mentorn production for BBCtv


Unknown: Anneka Rice

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series based on the books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot.
Christopher Timothy
Robert Hardy , Peter Davison Hampered, Mrs Pumphrey 's great-niece Angela comes to stay, and Tristan starts to take an unprecedented interest in Tricki-Woo's diet.
Episode written by Roger Davenport Producer Bill Sellars
Director Richard Martin


Unknown: James Herriot.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Mrs Pumphrey
Written By: Roger Davenport
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Richard Martin
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Mrs Pumphrey: Margaretta Scott
Hughie: Tubby Andrews
Angela: Cloe Annett
Mrs Baxter: Frances Cox
Charlie: James Garbutt
Bert: Nicholas Hamnett
Mrs Alton: Jean Heywood
Mr Simmons: Renny Krupinski

: News and Sport

With Philip Hayton. Weather Bill Giles
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 0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 33p perminute(cheaprate),44patallothertimes.


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

Raymond Baxter describes the scene in the Royal Albert Hall as members of the Royal British Legion gather for their annual Festival of Remembrance.
State Trumpeters herald the arrival of HM the Queen, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and other members of the Royal Family.
The Massed Bands of the Guards Division play, as representatives of the Royal British Legion, Royal Navy, Army, Association of Dunkirk Little Ships, Battle of Britain Pilots Association and the Chelsea
Pensioners all proudly muster with their Standards.
The service displays include the Royal Marine Band, mast manning from HMS Sultan, the Band of the Second King Edward VII 's Gurkha Rifles, the Airborne Division, the Central Band of the RAF and the RAF Halton gymnastic display team. Community singing is led by the RAF Brize Norton Singers.
The Service of Remembrance is led by the Rt Rev Michael Mann, KCVO, assisted by the Rt Rev Monsignor Gerard Lavender, VG, and the Rev David Staple, MA, BD. The festival ends with a minute's silence as thousands of poppy petals fall in memory of lives lost in combat over the years. Narrator is Richard Baker, OBE, RD. Television presentation Neil Eccles
Appeal: viewers who would like more information about the work of the Royal British Legion and the annual Poppy Appeal, are invited to telephone 0[number removed], free of charge.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Service of Remembrance leader: Rt Rev Michael Mann, KCVO
Service of Remembrance assistant leader: Rt Rev Monsignor Gerard Lavender, VG
Service of Remembrance assistant leader: Rev David Staple, MA, BD
Narrator: Richard Baker, OBE, RD
Television presentation: Neil Eccles

: Harem

First showing on network television. Starring
Nastassja Kinski , Ben Kingsley Kidnapped from the mean streets of New York, Diane wakes from a drugged sleep to find herself a prisoner of the mysterious Sheikh Selim in a remote desert palace. This exotic romance stars the sensuous Nastassja Kinski - star of Tess, Cat People and One from the Heart - and Ben Kingsley , who won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Gandhi.
Director Arthur Joffe
9 FILMS: pages 51-56


Unknown: Nastassja Kinski
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Nastassja Kinski
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Director: Arthur Joffe
Diane: Nastassja Kinski
Selim: Ben Kingsley
Massoud: Dennis Goldson
Affaf: Zohra Segal
Mons Raoul: Michel Robin
Zelide: Julette Simpson
Judy: Rosanne Katon
Achmet: Maurice Lamy
American engineer: Norman Chancer
Motel clerk: Henri Sarde

: Weather

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