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: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

A cartoon about a girl and her dog. (R)

: Janosch's Story Time

Cartoon. Blueberry Woods and Grass Hill House are two of the stops on an amazing snail train journey. (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. When Babar fails to practise for his big piano duet, his job as king is affected.

: Breakfast Serials

Each week, six serials in six different styles.
The Kitchen Crew. The end of the world.
Single Tales. Crime is afoot.
Cheapo TV. The mutant teachers return.
Zounds. Carol has vanished.
Runners. The Runners take to the moors.
NiceChap 3. Six months later, Suzie's anger has terrifying consequences.
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

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

: Going Live!

This week's special guests include Generation Game host
Bruce Forsyth , chart-topping singer Betty Boo , Neighbours' stars Kristian Schmid and Jessica Muschamp , plus Michelle Charles and Christopher Hardy from
Byker Grove. Call them on [number removed]; lines open from 8.30am.
Phillip Hodson has some more advice for your Growing Pains and Sophie Lawrence presents Heat 5 of the Stage One talent competition.
There's cartoon adventure with the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and The Raccoons, plus the latest videos, news, reviews and competitions. Presented by Sarah Greene and Phillip Schofield , and featuring Trevor and Simon. Editor Chris Bellinger
● COMPETITION ENTRIES: and letters to 'Gomg Live', BBCtr, London W12 7RJ.


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Singer: Betty Boo
Unknown: Kristian Schmid
Unknown: Jessica Muschamp
Unknown: Michelle Charles
Unknown: Christopher Hardy
Unknown: Byker Grove.
Unknown: Phillip Hodson
Unknown: Sophie Lawrence
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Presented By: Phillip Schofield
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

With Ian McCaskill.


Unknown: Ian McCaskill.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson. Provisional Timetable
12.20 Rallying; 12.50 Racing
1.10 News; 1.15 Cricket
1.25 Racing; 1.40 Snooker
2.00 Racing; 2.15 Snooker
2.30 Racing; 2.45 Snooker
2.55 Rugby league; 3.50 Football
4.00 Snooker; 4.40 Final Score
Seven frames of this afternoon's final of the Stormseal UK
Professional Championships from the Guild Hall, Preston.
Commentary by Ted Lowe Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.
(Coverage continues at 4.40pm on BBC2)
Rugby League Widnes v Hull
The pick of the first-round draw of the Regal Trophy with live coverage of the second half.
Commentary by Ray French and Alex Murphy.
Steve Rider looks back to the Lombard RAC Rally.
England v New Zealand
The World Series Cup from
Adelaide. Highlights of the first one-day international.
(Coverage continues at 5.25pm on BBC2)
From Chepstow.
1.00 Save and Prosper Handicap Chase (3m 3f)
1.30 Highland Spring/Roa Handicap Hurdle (2'/2m)
2.05 Lasmo Rehearsal Chase
Handicap (3m)
Norton's Coin makes his eagerly awaited first appearance since his shock Gold Cup success.
2.35 Arlington Premier Series Chase (2½m)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Commentary By: Ray French
Commentary By: Alex Murphy.
Unknown: Steve Rider
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Regional News and Sport

* 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 per minute (cheap rate), 44p at all other times.

: The Flying Doctors

More adventures with the Australian airborne medics.
Roxanne. Emma (Rebecca Gibney ) and Chris (Liz Burch ) are taken captive by two young criminals.


Unknown: Rebecca Gibney
Unknown: Liz Burch

: The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

Dan's Diner, Valley Heights,
Minnesota: Noel's got a problem.
At the 11th hour he still hasn't got a date for the prom. Judd Hirsch (star of Dear John and Taxi), the owner of Dan's Diner, has all the answers and a black book. Radio 1
DJ Gary Davies accepts the Gunge Tank Challenge and ex-footballer
Emlyn Hughes conducts a satellite interview, loses his clothes and gains a Gotcha Oscar.
Director/Producer Michael Leggo


Unknown: Judd Hirsch
Unknown: Gary Davies
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Producer: Michael Leggo

: Every Second Counts

Quiz hosted by Paul Daniels. Director Tony Newman Producer David Taylor
0 CONTESTANTS: any married couples who would like to join in next year's 'Every Second Counts', should wnte enclosing an sae to
[address removed]


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

: Challenge Anneka

What is Anneka Rice's task this week? Somewhere in Britain someone has a job for her that needs lots of public goodwill and generosity. She has to find a host of volunteers prepared to work round the clock to make the impossible possible. Director Martin Head Producer Mike Ward
A Mentorn production for BBCtv
* CHALLENGES: if you have a challenge, write to 'Challenge Anneka', Mentom Enterprises, 138 Wardour Street, London WIV 3AV.

: Soul Man

The first showing on network television for the hit comedy starring C Thomas Howell Rae Dawn Chong
White Harvard-bound law student
Mark Watson has a problem: his family refuses to pay his way. Learning of a bursary for disadvantaged black scholars, Mark's course of action puts a different complexion on his life.
Director Steve Miner
0 FILMS: pages 31-37


Unknown: Thomas Howell
Unknown: Rae Dawn Chong
Unknown: White Harvard-Bound
Unknown: Mark Watson
Director: Steve Miner
Mark Watson: C Thomas Howell
Sarah Walker: Rae Dawn Chong
Gordon Bloomfield: Arye Gross
Professor Rutherford Banks: James Earl Jones
Whitney Dunbar: Melora Hardin
Mr Dunbar: Leslie Nielsen
Bill Watson: James B Sikking
Dr Aronson: Max Wright
Ray McGrady: Jeff Altman

: News and Sport

With John Humphrys.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Ben Elton: the Man from Auntie

The final show in the comedy series contrasts sex on television and in the movies with the slightly less glamorous real thing. Director John Burrowes
Producer Geoffrey Perkins (R)


Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Snooker

Coverage of highlights of seven frames of the two-day UK
Championships final played this evening at the Guild Hall, Preston. Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Razorback

Starring Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley

Death stalks the small town of Gamulla in the form of a gigantic man-eating boar called a razorback. Carl Winters wants revenge on the beast but he falls foul of other terrors like the psychopathic Baker brothers who run the local Petpak Cannery. Rock video director Russell Mulcahy's debut film is a striking and often surreal horror movie set in Australia's outback.
Based on the novel by Peter Brennan
0 FILMS: pages 31-37


Director: Russell Mulcahy
Based on the novel by: Peter Brennan
Carl Winters: Gregory Harrison
Sarah Cameron: Arkie Whiteley
Jake Cullen: Bill Kerr
Benny Baker: Chris Haywood
Dicko Baker: David Argue
Beth Winters: Judy Morris
Danny: John Howard
Turner: John Ewart
Wallace: Don Smith
Andy: Mervyn Drake
Magistrate: Redmond Phillips
Counsel: Alan Beecher
Lawyer: Peter Schwartz

: Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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