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: Open University

6.40 Third World Studies: the Plough and the Hoe
7.05 Intro to Pure Maths:

: Pinocchio

More cartoon adventures with the puppet boy. Pinocchio falls into a magic stream, gets turned into a tree and sold to a man who makes him sing at his party. Will he ever become a real boy?

: Kissyfur

The cartoon bear.
It's Mother's Day and Gus feels he and Kissyfur need a woman's touch around the house. But there is something strange about the new nanny.

: The 8.15 from Manchester

On board the 8.15 this morning are Rolf Harris with his 'joke workshop', Indie-dance band Pop Will Eat Itself and the entire England football squad! The latest dunkings create a splash on The Wetter, The Better and there is another tricky decision to be made on In Their Shoes. Rentaghost appears in its regular haunt and there's cartoon fun from the Ewoks and those Killer Tomatoes. If you don't watch it, you'll miss it! Presented by Ross King , Charlotte Hindle and Dianne Oxberry. Director Alan Yardley
Senes producer Martyn Day 0 WHAT I WATCH: page 8


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Presented By: Ross King
Presented By: Charlotte Hindle
Presented By: Dianne Oxberry.
Director: Alan Yardley
Producer: Martyn Day

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Provisional Timetable
10.45 Cricket; 1.00 News
1.05 Football; 1.25 Racing
1.40 Cricket; 1.55 Racing
2.10 Cricket; 2.25 Racing
2.40 Cricket; 3.30 Golf
3.45 Racing; 4.00 Golf
Cricket: England v West Indies Texaco Trophy One-Day International from
Old Trafford. Commentary by Richie Benaud ,
Jack Bannister , Ray Illingworth and Tom Graveney.
(Continues at 4.55pm on BBC2)
Golf: Volvo PGA Championships from Wentworth. Coverage of the second round, featuring many of Europe's leading golfers, who are hoping to play themselves into contention for the Ryder Cup. Commentary by Steve Rider , Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Clive Clark , Alex Hay and Mike Hughesdon. 0 SPORT: page 12
Racing From Haydock Park.
1.30 People-Sporting Life Championship 3-year-old
Handicap Stakes (7f 40yds)
2.00 Hazelwood Food Sandy Lane Stakes (6f)
2.30 Tote Credit Silver Bowl (Handicap. 1m 40yds)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley. From the Curragh.
3.50 Goffs Irish 1,000 Guineas (1m)
Kooyonga, runner-up to the brilliant Shadayid at Newmarket, has an easier task on home ground. Commentary by Tony O'Hehir.
Football: Highlights of the match between Argentina and the USSR. Plus the latest news from the England camp of the squad for this afternoon's game against Argentina, which should provide manager Graham Taylor with further opportunity to lay down new foundations in the post-Robson era.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Old Trafford.
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Tom Graveney.
Commentary By: Steve Rider
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Commentary By: Tony O'Hehir.
Unknown: Graham Taylor
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: Regional News and Sport

0 NEWS BY TELEPHONE: if you can't reach a television or radio, BBC News can be heard on the telephone between 5.00am and
8.00pm by dialling
0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 34p per minute (cheap rate). 45p at all other times.

: The Flying Doctors

More adventures with the Australian airborne medics.
Family Secrets (Part 1). A rough and handsome stranger appears in town claiming to be Geoff's older brother. Kate is surprised and hurt that Geoff never told her about him.
Barry Standish soon becomes a favourite with the townsfolk, but Geoff seems to have a grudge against him.


Unknown: Barry Standish
Dr Geoff Standish: Robert Grubb
Dr Chris Randall: Liz Burch
Kate Wellings: Leonore Smith
Sam Patterson: Peter O'Brien
Emma Patterson: Rebecca Gibney
Paula Patterson: Vicky Blanche
DJ: George Kapiniaris
Maggie Hutton: Marie Redshaw
Marty Jarvis: Mark Neal
Barry Standish: Vince Martin

: That's Showbusiness

Join in the fun and test your knowledge of showbusiness with Kenny Everett , Gloria Hunniford and their guests.
Kenny prepares to commence battle with the able assistance of singer Toyah Willcox and actress Sandra Dickinson.
Meanwhile, Gloria plans to oppose him with her talented team, entertainer
Victor Spinetti and EastEnderTodd Carty. Mike Smith asks the questions and keeps score. Producer Peter Hamilton


Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Singer: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson.
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Mike Smith
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: You Gotta Be Jokin'

In the time it takes you to read one of these blurbs you could have missed some of the programme. It starts at
6.35pm: we won't be telling you again. Starring
Shane Richie , Billy Pearce , George Marshall , Maddi Cryer and Annette Law.
Director/Producer Bill Wilson


Unknown: Shane Richie
Unknown: Billy Pearce
Unknown: George Marshall
Unknown: Maddi Cryer
Unknown: Annette Law.
Producer: Bill Wilson

: Columbo

The popular American detective series, starring Peter Falk
Dead Weight. How can the nation's leading war hero be guilty of cold-blooded murder? There's no body, no weapon and an unstable witness.


Unknown: Peter Falk
Lt Columbo: Peter Falk
Major General Hollister: Eddie Albert
Helen Stewart: Suzanne Pleshette
Colonel Dutton: John Kerr

: One Foot in the Grave: The Big Sleep

Comedy about a retired couple, starring Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie.

This week, Victor makes a new friend, loses an old one and finds himself a new hobby.

(Teletext Subtitles page 888)


Writer: David Renwick
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Window cleaner: Faye Maguire
First Jehovah's Witness: Christopher Saul
Second Jehovah's Witness: David Peart
Keep-fit instructress: Kay Adshead
Len: Leonard Lowe
Michael: Danny O'Dea
Elspeth: Hilary Mason
Dr Snellgrove: Helen Fraser

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bill Giles
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Casualty

Hospital drama series.
Results. Charlie's best friend is due to be discharged from hospital; a group of students get their exam results and a husband and wife start a new business. But celebrations turn sour for everybody.
Producer Peter Norris
Director Andrew Morgan


Producer: Peter Norris
Director: Andrew Morgan
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Megan Roach: Brenda Fricker
Lisa Duffin: Cathy Shipton
Jimmy Powell: Robson Green
Tony Walker: Eamon Boland
Dr Beth Ramanee: Mamta Kaash
Martin Ashford: Patrick Robinson
Dr Julian Chapman NIGEL: Le Vaillant
Helen Green: Maggie McCarthy
Keith: Geoffrey Leesley
Jane: Carollne Webster
Robert: George Costigan
Denise: Shirley Henderson
Alex: Ben Porter
Anne Carpenter: Jenny McCracken
Henry Carpenter: Geoffrey Bateman
Barry: Ken Sharrock

: Paramount City

NEW A brand new series of the late night show, with the best in stand-up comedy and great music, including Boy George and Sinead O'Connor. Hosted by television's fastest rising comedy duo, Curtis and Ishmael. With
Tommy Cockles , Ellen Cleghorne , John Mendoza and Frank Skinner.
Producer Alan Nixon
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter An English Channel production for BBCtv 0 PICTURE STORY: page 46


Unknown: Boy George
Unknown: Sinead O'Connor.
Unknown: Tommy Cockles
Unknown: Ellen Cleghorne
Unknown: John Mendoza
Unknown: Frank Skinner.
Producer: Alan Nixon
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: International Match of the Day

England v Argentina from Wembley. Highlights of the concluding match in the international tournament between England, the Soviet
Union and Argentina. England meet Argentina for the first time since the 1986 World
Cup. Commentary by John Motson with Trevor Brooking. Presented by Desmond Lynam. Producer Martin Webster Editor Brian Barwick
0 SPORT: page 12


Commentary By: John Motson
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.
Presented By: Desmond Lynam.
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Comedy of Terrors

Shown as part of the season celebrating
Vincent Price's 80th birthday. Starring Vincent Price
Peter Lorre , Boris Karloff When a New England funeral parlour falls upon hard times, the murderous mortician decides to put new life into the business by drumming up trade.
(Dangerous Mission will be shown Friday at 10.25am on BBC2) 0 FILMS: pages 29-35


Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Waldo Trumbull: Vincent Price
Felix Gillie: Peter Lorre
Amos Hinchley: Boris Karloff
John F Black: Basil Rathbone
Cemetery keeper JOE: E Brown
Amaryllis: Joyce Jameson
Phipps: Buddy Mason
Mrs Phipps: Beverley Hills
Maid: Linda Rogers
Riggs: Paul Barsolow
Director: Jacques Tourneur

: Weather

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