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: Open University

6.35 The Theatre and the State
7.00 Pure Maths: Series and e

: News; Weather

: The Hallo Spencer Show

With Philippa Forrester. • STEREO
Fun with the wild puppets from Spencerville, Ohio.

: Babar

Elephant animation. Pompadour is given his own radio show.

: TheJetsons

Space-age cartoon. George feels old when Spacely hires a younger executive, so he takes an experimental youth serum.

: Round the Twist

The second of a 13-part
Australian fantasy-drama, written by Paul Jennings.
Miss Rickards, whose family were the original inhabitants of the lighthouse, finds herself in serious trouble. (Rpt;


Written By: Paul Jennings.

: Parallel 9

Mercator and his companions once again manage to comandeer the airwaves long enough to ask for help to break free from their space exile. Kim Wilde is summoned to the white hole to provide musical entertainement, a lemur appears as a typical example of earth's wildlife and there's a visit from that fearsome pirate Blackbeard. Although there's not much the prisoners agree on, they know that they need earth-knowledge to be able to escape, so Brookside's Julia Brogan (actress
Gladys Ambrose ) offers her wisdom. Plus more cartoon action with the Toxic Crusaders. With
Roddy Maude Roxby , Helen Atkins , Jenny Bolt , Dominic McHale and Kevin Williams.
Director Graham C Williams
Series producer Glyn Edwards A Roach production for BBCtv • STEREO
0 EARTH-KNOWLEDGE: if you want to send a message to Mercator. or deliver your knowledge in person, write to P9. BBCtv, PO Box 9000. London W 12 8ZZ.


Unknown: Kim Wilde
Unknown: Julia Brogan
Unknown: Gladys Ambrose
Unknown: Roddy Maude Roxby
Unknown: Helen Atkins
Unknown: Jenny Bolt
Unknown: Dominic McHale
Unknown: Kevin Williams.
Producer: Glyn Edwards

: World Snooker

From the Crucible, Sheffield.
The semi-final in the top half of the draw. With David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider live from Wembley.
Provisional Timetable
12.35 Rugby league/Snooker
12.55 Racing; 1.05 News l.lORugby league; 1.25 Racing
1.35 Rugby league; 1.55 Racing
2.05 Rugby league; 4.30 Football
4.40 Final Score
Rugby League
Live from Wembley the Silk Cut Challenge Cup final. Kick-off at 2.30pm. Castleford v Wigan Darren Van de Velde's
Castleford have appeared in and won four Wembley finals, including a 7-2 triumph over Wigan in 1970. John Monie 's Wigan squad features their
£440,000 world-record signing Martin Offiah in his first final.
Commentary by Ray French ,
Alex Murphy and Ross Strudwick. * SPORT: page 18
World Snooker
From the Crucible, Sheffield.
Continued semi-final coverage.
The series on European
Championship contenders continues with a review of the team from the Commonwealth of Independent States. And full results details as promotion and relegation issues are decided.
From Haydock Park.
1.00 Doulton Allied Insulators
Handicap (I m 2f 120yds)
1.30 Sir Richard Fairey Memorial Fillies Stakes (7f)
2.00 Fairey Group SpringTrophy (7f). Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan and Jimmy Lindley.
Rugby League TV presentation Malcolm Kemp Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: John Monie
Unknown: Martin Offiah
Commentary By: Ray French
Commentary By: Alex Murphy
Commentary By: Ross Strudwick.
Unknown: Sir Richard Fairey
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Malcolm Kemp
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News; Weather

: StayTooned!

Tony Robinson presents a selection of cartoons featuring Porky Pig, including one of the earliest films to blend live action and animation You
Ought to Be in Pictures. Producer Nick Freand Jones


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Jim'll Fix It

Teenage dancer Sophie [name removed] has her wish granted by Jimmy Savile this week when she is given the opportunity to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet, while 9-year-old Jessica [name removed] gets to find out how books are published.
STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 • WRITE TO: Jim'll Fix It, [address removed]


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

: That's Showbusiness

The entertainment quiz, presented by Mike Smith.
Tonight's celebrity contestants are Michael Ball , who is preparing for next Saturday's
Eurovision Song Contest, game show host Leslie Crowther ,
Coronation Street actress Jill Summers (Phyllis Pearce ) and Steve Punt of the Mary Whitehouse Experience. They face the challenges of the "videoke" round, where guests attempt to sing along to a classic pop video, and clips of early performances which they hoped had been lost forever. Producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt Executive producer Judith Holder
(The Eurovision Song Contest preview continues tomorrow at 4.40pm) e STEREO


Presented By: Mike Smith.
Unknown: Michael Ball
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Jill Summers
Unknown: Phyllis Pearce
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Mary Whitehouse
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt
Producer: Judith Holder

: K-9

First showing on network television for this adventure comedy starring James Belushi
Tom Dooley is a crazy cop just one step away from nailing the drugs bust of his life. His only problem is that no one will work with him - except a highly trained alsatian police dog with the best nose in the business.
Director Rod Daniel
0 STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 • FILMS: pages 45-54


Unknown: James Belushi
Unknown: Tom Dooley
Director: Rod Daniel
Thomas Dooley: James Belushi
Tracy: Mel Harris
Lyman: Kevin Tighe
Brannigan: Ed O'Neil
Byers: James Handy
Halstead: Daniel Davis
Gilliam: Cotter Smith
Freddie: John Snyder

: On the Up

The last episode in this repeat showing of the comedy series about a self-made millionaire, written by Bob Larbey, and starring Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly, Joan Sims.
Despite Sam's advice, Tony makes another date with Jane Webster when Ruth stands him up for dinner.
Teletext Subtitles page 888


Writer: Bob Larbey
Director/Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Tony Carpenter: Dennis Waterman
Sam: Sam Kelly
Mrs Wembley: Joan Sims
Ruth Carpenter: Judy Buxton
Maggie: Jenna Russell
Dawn: Michelle Hatch
Jane Webster: Fiona Mollison

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Michael Fish
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Casualty

Another chance to see the Bafta
Award-winning medical drama series set in Holby City Hospital.
Hide and Seek. Julian's promotion prospects suffer a setback when he meets a rival for the consultant's post.
Episode written by David Richard-Fox Producer Geraint Morris Director Jim Hill • STEREO


Written By: David Richard-Fox
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Jim Hill
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Lisa Duffin: Cathy Shipton
Beth Ramanee: Mamta Kaash
Julian Chapman: Nigel Le Vaillant
Jimmy Powell: Robson Green
Martin Ashford: Patrick Robinson
Patricia Baynes: Maria Friedman
Kelly Liddle: Adie Allen
Norma Sullivan: Anne Kristen
Jane: Caroline Webster
Josh: Ian Bleasdale
Steve Lewis: John McGlynn
Kasha Lewis: Karen Salt
Adam McBride: Rob Edwards
Jamie McBride: Jj Flynn
Richard Greetham: Tom Chadbon
Liz Hunt: Laura Davenport
Douglas Cranville: Benjamin Whitrow
Pauline Dodwell: Helena McCarthy

: That's Life!

Esther Rantzen and team -
Gavin Campbell , Kevin Devine and Howard Leader - present more hard-hitting investigations and real-life humour. Tonight, Ruby the painting elephant creates a unique masterpiece.
Senior producer Richard Woolfe Editor BryherScudamore • STEREO
• LETTERS: if you have a problem you would like the team to investigate, write to That's Life!, BBCtv, London W 12 7TS.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Kevin Devine

: Grievous Bodily Harm

First showing on network television for this police thriller starring Colin Friels
A series of strange murders intrigue unconventional crime reporter Tom Stewart who is soon caught up in a dangerous conspiracy which could result in him being the next victim.
DirectorMark Joffe * STEREO
0 FILMS: pages 45-54


Unknown: Colin Friels
Reporter: Tom Stewart
Director: Mark Joffe
Tom Stewart: Colin Friels
DetSgt Ray Birch: Bruno Lawrence
Morris Martin: John Waters
Claudine: Joy Bell
Allen: Chris Stalker
Mick: Kim Gyngell
Stephen Enderby: Shane Briant
Vivian: Enderby Caztederman

: The Monster that Challenged the World

Classic monster movie starring Tim Holt
Three men attached to a naval research station are found murdered - with all the fluid drained from their bodies. The only clue is a slimy trail nearby.
Director Arnold Laven
• FILMS: pages 45-54


Unknown: Tim Holt
Director: Arnold Laven
Lt CdrJohn Twillinger: Tim Holt
Gail MacKenzie: Audrey Dalton
Dr Jess: Rogers Hansconried
Lt Bob Clemens: Harlan Warde
Tad Johns: Casey Adams

: Weather

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