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: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

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

: Janosch's Story Time

Cartoon. The piglets want a tiger piglet for a brother. (R)

: Touche Turtle

Cartoon. With a cry of 'Touche away', the unlikely musketeer is off to avenge wrongs and protect the weak.

: Babar

An animated version of the classic children's story of Babar the elephant. Babar tries to help a lonely old musician.

: Breakfast Serials

Five serials in five different styles. The Kitchen Crew. The apples misbehave.
Single Tales. A monster is created. Zounds. Carol dyes her hair.
Runners. As the collector closes in, the traitor is revealed.
NiceChap. NiceChap's evil grows: who or what is Monstrador?
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: BraveStarr and the Empress

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

: Going Live!

This week's special guests include Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke , stars of Birds of a Feather. There's festive cooking with Emma Forbes , plus a look at some of the feature films on release this Christmas.
Sophie Lawrence presents the final of Stage One. The six heat winners come together in Studio 7 to discover who will receive the coveted 'Sophie Trophy' and it's your telephone vote that will decide the winner. 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 'Going Live', BBCtv, London W12 7RJ.
0 PICTURE STORY: page 49


Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Emma Forbes
Unknown: Sophie Lawrence
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Presented By: Phillip Schofield
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

With Suzanne Charlton.


Unknown: Suzanne Charlton.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson. Provisional Timetable
12.20 Cricket; 12.30 Ski-ing
12.45 Racing; 1.00 News
1.10 Racing; 1.30 Show jumping
1.50 Racing; 2.05 Show jumping
2.50 Rugby league; 3.45 Tennis
4.40 Final Score
The Grand Slam Cup from Munich. Coverage of the first semi-final. Commentary by Dan Maskell and Mark Cox.
(Coverage continues at 4.40pm on BBC2)
Rugby League
Round 3 of the Regal Trophy.
Highlights of the first half and live second half.
Commentary by Ray French .
New Zealand v England from Brisbane. Highlights of the fourth-round match in the World
Series Cup.
(Coverage continues at 5.55pm on BBC2)
The Men's Downhill Championship from Val Gardena.
Commentary by David Vine.
From Ascot.
12.50 HSS Hire Shops Hurdle (2m)
1.20 Youngmans Long Walk Hurdle (3%m)
1.55 SGB Handicap Chase (3m)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
Show Jumping
Olympia Horse Show from London. All clear rounds lead to Gothenburg in April for the final of the Volvo World Cup. Milton and John Whittaker won this year and begin their campaign today.
Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips
0 SPORT: page 22


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: Mark Cox.
Commentary By: Ray French
Unknown: Val Gardena.
Commentary By: David Vine.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore.
Commentary By: John Whittaker
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: 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, OOpm 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.
No Way Back. Emma has a miscarriage. George tries to get his hands on a desirable property.


Dr Geoff Standish: Robert Grubb
Dr Chris Randall: Liz Burch
Kate Wellings: Lenore Smith
Sam Patterson: Peter O'Brien
Emma Patterson: Rebecca Gibney
Vic Buckley: Maurie Fields
Nancy Buckley: Val Jellay
DJ: George Kapiniaris
Maggie Hutton: Marie Redshaw
Paula Patterson: Vikki Blanche
George Baxter: Bruce Barry
Ann Williams: Sandy Gore
Kimberley White: Nancy Black

: The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

The last programme in the series with special guests from the world of music, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Richard Clayderman. Tonight's show comes from the Billericay
School for Performing Arts, where the principal is Ronnie Corbett. Some of this year's pupils are already working in the West End demonstrating ironing board covers in Selfridges. Also, how is
John Leslie from Blue Peter handcuffed to a Gotcha Oscar, and will Henry Cooper win on points in the gunge tank game?
Producer/Director Michael Leggo


Music: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Music: Richard Clayderman.
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Director: Michael Leggo

: Every Second Counts

Comedy quiz show with 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 write enclosing an sae to
[address removed].


Unknown: Paul Daniels.
Producer: David Taylor

: Challenge Anneka

What is Anneka Rice's task this week? She has no idea until the moment someone hands her a challenge. 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 '[address removed]

: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

First showing on network television of this comedy from John Hughes , the writer/director of Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Pretty in Pink. Starring Matthew Broderick Alan Ruck , Charlie Sheen
Ferris Bueller doesn't like school.
He takes the day off, drags his best friend Cameron from his sick-bed, borrows his prized 1961 Ferrari and sets off on a day of rebellious fun.
• FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: John Hughes
Unknown: Matthew Broderick
Unknown: Alan Ruck
Unknown: Charlie Sheen
Unknown: Ferris Bueller
Ferris Bueller: Matthew Broderick
Cameron Frye: Alan Ruck
Garth Volbeck: Charlie Sheen
Jeanie Bueller: Jennifer Gray
Sloane Peterson: Mia Sara
Ed Rooney: Jeffrey Jones
Katie Bueller: Cindy Pickett
Tom Bueller: Lyman Ward
School secretary: Edie McClurg
Economics teacher: Ben Stein

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Show Jumping

The Modern Alarms Christmas Puissance from the Grand
Hall, Olympia. Last year's winner was Willi Melliger from Switzerland who cleared the wall at 7ft 1 in on Airport, but the Olympia record was set in 1980 by Patrick Caron of France who jumped 7ft 5¼ in on Gai Sarda. How high will the wall be tonight? Introduced by David Vine. Producers Wendy Sheppard and Johnnie Watherston


Unknown: Willi Melliger
Unknown: Patrick Caron
Introduced By: David Vine.
Producers: Wendy Sheppard
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: Day of the Triffids

Starring Howard Keel, Janette Scott
A shower of mysterious meteorites blinds most of the world, and brings a new inhabitant to planet Earth: a deadly plant called the Triffid. A lavish adaptation of John Wyndham's science-fiction classic.
FILMS: pages 39-47


From a novel by: John Wyndham
Director: Steve Sekely
Bill Mason: Howard Keel
Karen Goodwin: Janette Scott
Christine Durrant: Nicole Maurey
Tom Goodwin: Kieron Moore
Mr Coker: Mervyn Johns
Miss Coker: Alison Leggatt
Susan: Janina Faye
Luis de la Vega: Geoffrey Matthews
Teresa de la Vega: Gilgi Hauser

: Weather

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