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: News

Chris Lowe presents the first edition of a new early-morning weekend bulletin.


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Ovide

Cartoon adventures. (Rptj

: Opposites Attract

NEW A 15-part nature series for children.
Hot or Cold. How does the Fennec fox keep cool in the desert while the arctic fox keeps warm? Music and narration by Derek Griffiths. 0 CHILDREN: page 13


Unknown: Derek Griffiths.

: The Jetsons

Space-age cartoon fun.

: Chucklevision

NEW Madcap fun with the Chuckle brothers.
Plumb Crazy. Paul and Barry are hired to fix a fountain.

: Dungeons and Dragons: The Night of No Tomorrow

More cartoon adventures. (R)

: Going Live!

Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi of Status Quo take time off from their record-breaking tour to appear on the first show of the series, along with Lesley Joseph, alias Dorien from Birds of a Feather. Nick Faldo has some golfing tips, and Kylie Minogue and Bros are live in the studio. There are cartoon adventures with the Thundercats, and Peter Simon helps his contestants to dodge the gunge in Double Dare.
With Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene.


Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter ("Double Dare"): Peter Simon
Guest: Rick Parfitt
Guest: Francis Rossi
Guest: Lesley Joseph
Guest: Nick Faldo
Guest: Kylie Minogue
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson. Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football; 12.40 Volleyball
1.00 News; 1.05 Volleyball
1.25 Racing; 1.35 Volleyball
2.00 Racing; 2.10 Motor racing
2.35 Racing; 2.45 Motor racing
3.10 Racing; 3.20 Golf
3.50 Football; 3.55 Racing
4.00 Golf; 4.35 Final Score
Epson Grand Prix of Europe from St Pierre Golf and Country Club, Chepstow. With Peter Alliss Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
Royal Bank Cup Final from Aston Villa Leisure Centre, where Great Britain's men take on Canada in the final round of a round-robin event.
With Paul Dickenson.
Liverpool's return to Europe was the highlight of last week. A review of the action from the first legs of all three
European cup competitions.
Motor Racing
Round 11 of the Esso British
Touring Car Championship and round 14 of the British F3
Championship, from
Donington Park. Commentary by Murray Walker.
From Newbury.
1.30 Highclere Nursery H'cap (5f)
2.05 'Coral' Autumn Cup (Handicap. I m 5f 60yds)
2.40 Courage Stakes (H'cap. 1 Vim)
3.15 Rokeby Farms Mill Reef Stakes (6f).
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
From the Curragh.
3.55 Jefferson Smurfit Memorial
Irish St Ledger.
Commentary by Tony O'Hehir.
Plus news from Manchester of Great Britain's Davis Cup tennis doubles tie against Austria.
Coverage at 4.55pm on BBC2. Producer Martin Hopkins


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: Peter Alliss Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon.
Unknown: Paul Dickenson.
Commentary By: Murray Walker.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Commentary By: Tony O'Hehir.
Producer: Martin Hopkins

: One to Win

A fast-moving quiz show hosted by Andrew O'Connor , in which three contestants compete for unusual prizes by answering general-knowledge questions. Who will go on to play for the holiday of a lifetime? Director Bill Morton
Executive producer Stephen Leahy An Action Time production for BBCtv ● STEREO
● HOME VIEWER GAME: you can play the game by dialling 0[number removed](calls are charged at 30p maximum); rules from BBC Audiocall. London Wl M 4AA.


Unknown: Andrew O'Connor
Director: Bill Morton
Producer: Stephen Leahy

: Only Fools and Horses: Yesterday Never Comes

John Sullivan's comedy starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Del goes into antiques. Has he got something of value?
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director/Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Mrs Murphy: Lucita Lijertwood
Miranda Davenport: Juliet Hammond

: Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game

Join the fun as family pairs compete to see who will reach the conveyor belt.
With Rosemarie Ford.
Director John Gorman
Producer David Taylor ● STEREO


Unknown: Rosemarie Ford.
Director: John Gorman
Producer: David Taylor

: Challenge Anneka

Anneka Rice 's challenge tonight is to organise a street party. She'll need 1,000 tons of stone and 600 tons of tarmac!
Directors David Cumming and Tom Gutteridge
A Mentorn production for BBCtv STEREO


Unknown: Anneka Rice
Directors: David Cumming
Directors: Tom Gutteridge

: Birds of a Feather: Just Family

Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Sharon and Tracey fear for their future when Darryl's parents visit.
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Geoff Rowley
Director/Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Olive Stubbs: Liz Fraser
Les Stubbs: John Bardon

: The House of Eliott

The fourth in the lavish new 12-part drama set in London during the 1920s, devised by the creators of Upstairs, Downstairs, Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh. Starring Stella Gonet, Louise Lombard
Sebastian's surprise visit catches the two sisters off-guard. Evie warms to his charm, while Beatrice is naturally cautious and suspicious of his real motives.
Episode written by Deborah Cook Producer Jeremy Gwilt
Director Jeremy Silberston 0 STEREO


Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Jean Marsh.
Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Written By: Deborah Cook
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Jeremy Silberston
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
Lady Lydia Eliott: Barbara Jefford
Jack Maddox: Aden Gillett
Arthur Eliott: Peter Birch
Sebastian Eliott: Jeremy Brudenell
Duroque: Colin Jeavons
Penelope Maddox: Francesca Folan
Daphne Haycock: Kelly Hunter
Piggy Garstone: Robert Daws
Peter Lo Ching: Burt Kwouk
Tilly Watkins: Cathy Murphy
Lady Haycock: Jill Melford
Susie: Anne Lambton
Miss Spencer: Clare Byam-Shaw
Supervisor: Eileen Davies
Mary: Minnie Driver

: News and Sport

Michael Buerk presents all the latest national and international news.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Saturday Night Clive

NEW For the first time on BBC1, Clive James presents a new series of the show in which he casts a wry eye over the world's small screens. He culls the brightest and the best, the fastest and the funniest television to be seen anywhere - ranging from drama to game shows and commercials. He also gives his own unique interpretation of the week's international news, while commentators and celebrity guests beam in by satellite to offer opinions on the latest international stories
- from politics to entertainment. His studio guest this evening is comic actor, writer, producer and director Mel Brooks.
Series producer Beatrice Ballard Editor Richard Drewett
0 COVER STORY: page 20


Unknown: Clive James
Director: Mel Brooks.

: Hostile Witness

I First showing on I network television for this powerful drama starring Sam Waterson
Ron Leibman
A Middle Eastern terrorist is kidnapped by US soldiers and taken to America to face trial for murder. A battle of minds begins between an idealistic prosecutor, a committed Palestinian soldier and a liberal Jewish lawyer assigned to defend him. Written by Richard Levinson and William Link
, the creators of Columbo.
Director Jeff Bleckner
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: Sam Waterson
Unknown: Ron Leibman
Written By: Richard Levinson
Written By: William Link
Director: Jeff Bleckner
James Delmore: Sam Waterson
Sion Resnik: Ron Leibman
Salim Ajami: Robert Davi
Kevin Tandy: Joe Morton
Judge Bonner: Jo Henderson
Bradford Ellis: Stephen Lee
Lynn Kessler: Frances Conroy
Flanders: James Greene
Trish: Sheila Kelley

: 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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