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: Open University

6.40 Images of the Third World
7.05 Pure Maths

: Babar

An animated version of the classic children's story.

: Eggs'n'Baker

Cheryl Baker presents another scrummy breakfast show, with live music, a new video, and today's special recipe.

Ideas: write to Cheryl Baker at [address removed].


Presenter: Cheryl Baker

: BraveStarr

Cartoon adventures. (R)

: Going Live!

Today's guests include EastEnder Todd Carty, comedienne Ruby Wax and England rugby union star Will Carling. There's cartoon fun with The Raccoons and the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, and Darren Day presents another edition of the Clockwise quiz.
With Sarah Greene and Phillip Schofield, featuring Trevor and Simon.


Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Presenter (Clockwise): Darren Day
Comedians: Trevor and Simon
Guest: Todd Carty
Guest: Ruby Wax
Guest: Will Carling

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson.

Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football; 12.30 Hockey
1.00 News; 1.05 Racing
1.20 Hockey; 1.35 Racing
1.50 Hockey; 2.05 Racing
2.20 Bowls; 2.35 Racing
2.50 Rugby league
3.50 Football half-times
4.00 Bowls; 4.40 Final Score

Football: FA Cup Fifth Round

Rugby League: Silk Cut Challenge Cup - Round 2
Including live coverage of the second half.
Commentary by Ray French and Alex Murphy.

Hockey: European Nations Indoor Cup
Commentary from Birmingham by Barry Davies and Ian Taylor.

Bowls: Midland Bank World Indoor Championships.
Pairs final from Preston. Will holders Bryant and Allcock win a fifth title?
(Coverage continues on BBC2)

From Punchestown.
1.10 Jurys Hotel Group Hurdle (2m)
1.40 Diners Club Chase (2m 2f)
2.10 National Trial (3m 4f)
2.40 Irish National Hunt Novice Hurdle (2m 2½f).
Commentary by Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.


Presenter: Bob Wilson
Commentary (Rugby League): Ray French
Commentary (Rugby League): Alex Murphy
Commentary (Hockey): Barry Davies
Commentary (Hockey): Ian Taylor
Commentary (Horse Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentary (Horse Racing): Richard Pitman

: News Weather

: Stay Tooned!

Tony Robinson presents another cartoon selection.


Presenter: Tony Robinson
Producer: Nick Jones

: Jim'll Fix It

Jimmy Savile makes some more dreams come true for people of all ages.

Requests: if you have an unusual request for yourself or as a pleasant surprise for a friend, write to Jimmy Savile at [address removed].
Picture story: page 36
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Director: Helen Gartell
Producer: Roger Ordish

: 'Allo ’Allo!

A comedy series set in Nazi-occupied France, written by Jeremy Lloyd and Paul Adam.

The British airmen are trapped in wine barrels in the cellars of the chateau. They must be rescued before the Germans sample the claret.

(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: Paul Adam
Director: Sue Longstaff
Producer: Mike Stephens
Rene: Gorden Kaye
Edith: Carmen Silvera
Michelle: Kirsten Cooke
Colonel: Richard Marner
Gruber: Guy Siner
Bertorelli: Roger Kitter
Helga: Kim Hartman
Von Klinkerhoffen: Hilary Minster
Flick: Richard Gibson
Von Smallhausen: John Louis Mansi
Mimi: Sue Hodge
Yvette: Vicki Michelle
Crabtree: Arthur Bostrom
Alfonse: Kenneth Connor
Fanny: Rose Hill
Leclerc: Robin Parkinson
Fairfax: John D. Collins
Carstairs: Nicholas Frankau

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Tonight Paul Daniels enters the magical world of opera with a little help from his friend, composer/conductor Carl Davis, and presents a spectacular new version of an illusion that is beyond belief. Also starring are the amazing Intrepidas from Colombia and Duo Lodoi from Mongolia. Featuring Debbie McGee.

(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter/Magician: Paul Daniels
Assistant: Debbie McGee
Guest: Carl Davis
Performers: Intrepidas
Performers: Duo Lodoi
Director/Producer: Geoff Miles

: Bergerac: Warriors

Starring John Nettles

Bergerac thinks he has a straightforward case of a runaway wife, but when he arrives in England to get her back he finds himself mixed up with a strange sect who believe in the existence of Atlantis.
Episode written by Tony MacNabb
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony MacNabb
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Terry Green
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Charlie Hungerford: Terence Alexander
George Bolingham: Leonard Maguire
Laura Atherton: Ursula Howells
Norman Atherton: Richard Caldicot
Diana: Diana Kent
Conrad: Eamonn Walker
Michael: Jon Morrison
Claire: Oona Kirsch
Ralph: Bill Leadbitter
Remy: Bill Rourke
Cresswell: Terence Harvey
Willy Pettit: John Telfer
Ellie: Charmaine Parsons
Mechanic: Peter Quince
Barman: Steven Law
Mr Bevan: Fred Evans
Mrs Bevan: Jessica James

: Don't Wait Up

A comedy series about two doctors, father and son, written by George Layton. Starring Tony Britton Nigel Havers

Tom is expecting to be a father at any minute - in fact Madeline is already five days overdue. Toby has his arm in a sling and can't drive but Felicity comes to the rescue.
(R) (Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: George Layton
Director/Producer: Harold Snoad
Dr Toby Latimer: Tony Britton
Dr Tom Latimer: Nigel Havers
Angela Latimer: Dinah Sheridan
Madeline Latimer: Susan Skipper
Felicity Spicer-Gibbs: Jane Booker
Dr Charles Cartwright: Simon Williams
Paul Barber: Andrew Paul
Joh: Andrew Naylor
Hospital receptionist: Eric Carte
Sister: Tricia Thorns
Hospital porter: Jeremy Bennett
Milkman: Jason Salkey
Postman: Richard Douglas
Baby: Felicity Cross

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Bernard Davey

(Ceefax Subtitles) (news only)


Newsreader: Martyn Lewis
Weatherman: Bernard Davey

: Midnight Caller: Nighthawk's Got the Blues

Starring Gary Cole

In this last programme of the series, when Jack begins turning up late for work and drinking on air, his bizarre behaviour causes concern.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Jack Killian: Gary Cole
Devon King: Wendy Kilbourne
Lt Zymak: Arthur Taxier

: The Full Wax

In the last show of the series, Ruby Wax finds out what American comedienne Joan Rivers is like in bed, skates with champion ice-skater Christopher Dean and has a blind date with David Sullivan, proprietor of the Sunday Sport. With Mike McShane.
Picture Story: page 36
Comedy: page 12


Presenter: Ruby Wax
Guest: Joan Rivers
Guest: Christopher Dean
Guest: David Sullivan
Comedian: Mike McShane
Director: Juliet May
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: The Stepford Children

Starring Don Murray, Barbara Eden

Teenage kids can be a problem, but the little town of Stepford offers a solution.
Films: page 29
(Ceefax subtitles)


Director: Alan J Levi
Steven Harding: Don Murray
Laura Harding: Barbara Eden
David Harding: Randall Batinkoff
Mary Harding: Tammy Lauren
Lawrence Danton: Richard Anderson
Tim Wilcox: Dick Butkus

: Level 42 - Fait Accompli

Filmed in 1988, during the recording of their Staring at the Sun album and the subsequent world tour, this is a record of one hectic year in the life of pop group Level 42.

A Limelight production (R)


Subjects/Musicians: Level 42
Director: Chris Gabrin

: Weather

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